Politics

BN politicians must exercise restraint, says Soi Lek
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Following a recent remark by an MCA leader reminding Umno to be mindful of its language, a former president of the Chinese party has advised politicians to exercise restraint instead of being confrontational.

According to immediate past president of MCA Tan Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek, leaders within the Barisan Nasional coalition should not seek political fame at the coalition’s expense....

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AG slams lawyer, journo over interracial marriage slur
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A lawyer, an active critic of the Barisan Nasional Government, ended up at the receiving end today after stirring up a heated controversy on Twitter about Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. He not only told Gani Patail to be ashamed of himself for allegedly saying "interracial marriages have put national harmony at risk" but also attempted to whip up netizen’s sentiments against the AG....

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ESSCOM demolish 31 houses in smugglers' nest
Thursday, November 20, 2014

TAWAU -- The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) demolished 31 houses at a squatter area believed to be a smugglers' nest in Kampung Jelutung Sungai Udin, Merotai here, during an operation on Sunday.

Its commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said various security and enforcement agencies joined ESSCOM in its 31st 'Ops Gasak' operation to curb smuggling in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone)....

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Cameron Highlands to remain on tourism map
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Tourism Ministry will form a specialised team to thoroughly investigate any tourist destination proposed by the states to determine if one is safe and suitable to be designated as such.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz however said the safety of tourists was not solely the ministry’s responsibility....

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Umno scoffs at Ti Lian Ker's reminder
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Umno leaders have scoffed at a “gentle reminder” by an MCA politician for Umno delegates to mind their words at the party’s general assembly so that their rhetoric would not hurt the feelings of Malaysians.

Klang Umno division chief Datuk Nasaruddin M.Zin finds the statement amusing as Umno never had the intention to hurt anyone in its assemblies....

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'Bona Fide Friends of Umno' to balance Malaysian Bar stance
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- 'Bona Fide Friends of Umno' to be an alternative platform for the 'silent majority' of law practitioners in the country to voice out their opinion.

Its coordinator Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the group which was established about two weeks ago under the Umno Constitution and Legal Bureau, however was not to take on the Malaysian Bar Council, but rather to balance the stance made by them....

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PasMa urged Hadi Awang to delegate power
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should delegate his responsibilities to his deputy if he cannot commit fully to the position.

PasMa or Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia, an offshoot of Pas that was formed a few months ago, said this was especially so with regards to Abdul Hadi’s commitment as a member of the Pakatan Rakyat presidential council.
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Addition to existing Syariah courts is timely, say Muslim lawyers
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Several Muslim lawyers believe that the establishment of a Syariah Federal Court would enable Syariah laws in the country to be equally coordinated.Association of Syarie Lawyers (PGSM) executive councillor Azmi Mohd Rais said since Syariah laws varied from one state to another, it was timely for the government to establish the Syariah Federal Court....

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PKR comes to Guan Eng's defence
Monday, November 17, 2014

PKR leaders have come to the defence of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in questioning Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s absence at Pakatan Rakyat presidential council meetings.PKR vice-president Dr Xavier Jayakumar said Abdul Hadi’s constant absence would implicate badly on Pakatan’s efficiency....

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Tourism Ministry proposes visa fee-free for tourists from China
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Tourism and Culture Ministry plans to introduce the visa fee-free (VFF) concept for tourists from China as part of efforts to achieve the target of drawing 29.4 million tourists to Malaysia next year.

Its minister Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said to date, six Asean countries had implemented the fee-free concept on visa applications from Chinese tourists which had proven to increase their number of arrivals to these countries....

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