Politics

Five-tier Syariah court to be implemented soon
Friday, December 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The proposed implementation of the five-tier syariah court system could be realised soon, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

He said all the states had agreed to add two more tiers of syariah court to the current three.

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Traders banned from using 'Pre-GST Sales' tagline
Friday, December 12, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- Traders are prohibited from using the 'pre GST sales' tagline to promote sales of goods, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek.

He said the slogan could confuse consumers as if prices of goods will be rising as soon as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented in April next year.
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Independent MACC will improve efficiency
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It is high time for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to become autonomous and independent of the civil service in order to combat corruption more effectively, said Kapar Umno division deputy chief Datuk Shahroni Jodi. Despite its power to investigate anyone suspected to be involved in corruption, Shahroni believes the MACC would not be able to fully dispense its duty if it was not independent....

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Wisma Putra summons US ambassador on Sedition Act comment
Thursday, December 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Wisma Putra has summoned United States (US) Ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun to explain his country's position on Malaysia's decision to retain the Sedition Act 1948.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Kuala Lumpur was disappointed that the US ambassador had chosen to highlight his unwarranted comments on the government's decision, given Malaysia's unwavering position on moderation and tolerance....

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Phishing highest reported online fraud
Thursday, December 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Phishing, which involves online banking, accounts for most online fraud with 2,993 incidents reported from January to October this year.

Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, in a statement today, said the figure constituted 94 per cent of all 3,190 online frauds reported in the same period.
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Former CJ takes aim at Bar Council
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- December 10, 2014: A former chief justice has singled out the Bar Council as responsible for hijacking the formulation of laws for proposing that the Sedition Act be replaced by a National Harmony Act.Since the Sedition Act is under the jurisdiction of the home affairs ministry, Tun Abdul Hamid Mahamad said any proposal to amend, repeal or replace the Act should only come from the ministry....

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Mufti: "Enemies of Islam could be behind IS"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KOTA BAHARU -- Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad said Muslims needed to be aware that the Islamic State (IS) militant group's ideology was contrary to Islamic teachings, while the enemies of Islam could be behind the movement."We don't know who are sponsoring and running IS... perhaps the enemies of Islam, and I advise Muslims not to be involved in its militant activities....

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PAS leader disagrees with Kit Siang
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 9, 2014: A PAS leader is not with the DAP's Lim Kit Siang on his optimism regarding Pakatan Rakyat's preparedness to face the 14th general election due in about four years.But Pas Syura Council secretary Datuk Nik Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh is uncertain if the media have got it right in attributing the remarks to Lim, the DAP advisor....

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Difficult for blogger Tan without a passport
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 9, 2014: Malaysia has no plans to liaise with the United States to extradite fugitive sex blogger Alvin Tan. ...

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Extradite Alvin Tan, law expert suggests
Monday, December 8, 2014

The government should work closely with the United States to extradite sex blogger Alvin Tan so that the fugitive could be brought back to face the law here, says a law expert.

Prof Salleh Buang said the revocation of Tan’s passport would only prevent him from moving from the US to another country.

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