Politics

Malaysia set to join world's 'top table'
Monday, October 13, 2014

United Nations: Years of campaigning for a seat at the world's "top table" come to a head this week when elections are held to the UN Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace. Five seats are up for grabs in the 15-member Council, where the elected countries will join the five permanent powers -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- for a two-year stint....

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Chinese schools abused to spread anti-establishment and racial sentiments
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

As the debate between MCA leaders and an Umno man continues, MCA Petaling Jaya Utara division chairman Tan Gim Tuan appears to agree with the latter’s statement that the Chinese vernacular schools (SJKCs) are indeed being used as a platform to spread anti-establishment and racial sentiments. Tan said this was a “fact” that has been highlighted by Umno PJ Utara deputy chief Mohamed Azli Mohemed Saad....

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Living without subsidies
Sunday, October 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 - Many Malaysians believe they cannot live without subsidies, convinced their quality of life will be compromised with their removal.
           
The reality is we can and more importantly, we must. While some subsidies must go, others can remain.
 
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Consumer associations want traders to be responsible
Sunday, October 5, 2014

MELAKA, Oct 5 - Consumers associations feel that the Oct 2 reduction of the subsidy for RON95 petrol and diesel by 20 sen per litre should be no excuse for traders to introduce a drastic increase in the prices of their
goods.
           
They claim that any trader who raises prices is being irresponsible and taking...

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Boycott fuel and use public transportation, public told
Friday, October 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 - The public should show their dissatisfaction over the rise in fuel prices by boycotting petrol and diesel and using public transportation, suggested a political analyst.
           
"This is a more positive form of protest (against the rise in fuel prices) and is more economical too," said Md Shukri Shuib, Universiti Utara Malaysia political and international studies senior lecturer....

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Malaysian court to scrutinise Sedition Act
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- October 1, 2014: A Malaysian court today authorised an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, a lawyer said, amid a string of charges under the law against opposition politicians and other critics.
 
In recent months numerous government critics, including opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, have been investigated, charged or convicted...

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IS terror threat causes worry in Southeast Asia
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Islamic State group's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.
 
Authorities in Indonesia -- the world's most populous Islamic country -- and Muslim-majority Malaysia have watched with alarm as scores, possibly even hundreds, of their nationals...

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Pas to be kicked out before Sarawak state election
Monday, September 29, 2014

Pas will most likely be kicked out from Pakatan Rakyat before the next Sarawak state elections. 
 
Judging from the current crisis in the loose coalition of Opposition parties, political analyst and academicians believe that DAP has initiated the move as Pas has become a liability to them.
 
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Do we still need the Sedition Act 1948?
Monday, September 29, 2014

"Criticism is based on the truth; in a Sedition, the truth is not at all critical. " - Anonymous

The early history of Malaysian journalism is punctuated with the detention of journalists - real journalists - under the Internal Security Act....

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Ex-MB Khalid ready to be probed
Monday, September 29, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- September 28, 2014: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is ready to be investigated over all agreements he signed when he was the chief executive of the state.
 
Khalid said this included the agreement over the restructuring of the water industry and the Canal City development.
 
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