Politics

Protest will only tarnish MIC
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 21, 2015: The plan by an MIC official to protest tomorrow against the Registrar of Societies will only serve to tarnish the party. That's how former MIC strategic director Datuk Seri Vell Paari looks at it. ...

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Convicted murderer Sirul Azhar held in Australia
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 21, 2015: Convicted murderer Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar has been arrested by immigration authorities in Australia.
 
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that based on the information received from Australia, Sirul was arrested yesterday in Queensland for an immigration offence and was being held at a detention centre.
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Floods in Sabah and Sarawak deteriorate
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 21, 2015: The flood situation in Sarawak and Sabah worsened with the number of victims rising last night.

As at 9pm, the number of victims staying at the evacuation centres in Sarawak stood at 10,512 compared to 10,103 victims in the evening while the number in Sabah rose to 709 compared to 307 in the evening.
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Zam to stop political writings
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 20, 2015: Fans and followers of Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin’s writings are disappointed that the former information minister has decided to retire from writing about politics in his blog, Zamkata.Commentators in his latest post “Salam terakhir Zam pada penulisan politik semasa” (Zam’s final goodbye to current political writings) mostly feel that it would be a big loss to fair reporting in local blogosphere....

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Rising number of flood victims in Sarawak
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 20, 2015: The number of flood victims at evacuation centres in Sarawak has risen to 5,178 last night, compared to 3,892 in the afternoon.

However, Kelantan and Perak reported a decrease to 255 and 78 respectively, as of 9pm.

In SARAWAK, flood victims in Kuching totaled 2,677; Samarahan, 1,761; Limbang, 551; and Mukah, 189....

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MACC: "Previous probe cleared Daim"
Monday, January 19, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 19, 2015: An investigation by the former Anti-Corruption Agency in 1998 cleared former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin of any wrong doing.
 
Datuk Seri Mohd. Shukri Abdull, deputy chief commissioner (Operations) of what is now the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commion, said that based on the previous investigation evaluation, there was no strong evidence to implicate Daim....

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Freedom of expression has limits, says Najib
Saturday, January 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 17, 2015: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said he would continue to impose limit to freedom of expression in order to maintain peace and harmony in the country.This is because unlimited freedom would cause severe repercussions, he said, as in the recent case of the terror attacks in France....

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IEM ready to draw up flood mitigation plan
Saturday, January 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 17, 2015: The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) is ready to draw up a flood mitigation master plan.to assist the federal and all state governments affected by the recent flood.Its president, Datuk Ir Lim Chow Hock, said the government should look into the most appropriate mechanism to formulate and implement the best management practices based on the concept of...

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Silence by moderates deafening
Friday, January 16, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - January 16, 2015: The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) today questioned the silence by some moderates following a lawyer's tweet against the Malaysian Islamic Religious Development Department (Jakim) which some consider to be insulting to Islam. Datuk Nadzim Johan, who claims to be the association's chief activist, said the moderates like Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir did not seem to have a problem with Paulsen’s action....

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Grant for study on disaster management
Friday, January 16, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- January 16, 2015: Realising the importance of disaster management following the recent floods, the Education Ministry has allocated M20 million as research grant to find a comprehensive and effective approach in managing disasters. Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in announcing the decision today, attributed the losses dand damage caused by the floods to lack of proper environmental research....

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