Politics

MCA in Cabinet
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: In his latest blog posting, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained why he supported the proposed return of the MCA into the Barisan Nasional Cabinet.
 
The posting was specifically to reply to a posting by blogger Helen Ang who wrote an open letter to Dr Mahathir and expressed her diappointment over the former Prime Minister's support for MCA's return.
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PKR's marred elections shows its inability to run a country, MCA says
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In a statement emailed to the Editor, MCA Central Commitee Member Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon wrote:  "PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) elections at the divisional level have been marred with so many problems like extremely low turnout, electricity disruption, allegation of phantom members and etc until some divisions have to undergo a new round of election. All the above prove that PKR is not BERSIH (clean) at all....

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Gerakan capable of wresting the Teluk Intan seat
Monday, May 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional has a good chance of wresting the Teluk Intan seat if the coalition is to field Gerakan, says an analyst.
 
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) political analyst Prof Dr Ahmad Atory Hussein said what BN needed was a good strategy and for it to strengthen its election machinery and the coalition may be able to recapture the seat.
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Mixed reactions on GST among social media users.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The debate on Goods and Services Tax (GST) continues to receive various mixed reactions from social media users who had shown both their support and protest towards its implementation.
 
The 2014 GST Bill was passed in the parliament...

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Hudud: Committee should just involve independent religious persons, says Mahathir
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:The central technical committee on the implementation of hudud or Syariah criminal law should comprise proper and independent religious individuals who are not involved in politics, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.   
He said this was to avoid prejudiced views towards the committee and to ensure that the implementation of hudud did not benefit a certain party....

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Kassim Ahmad's lawyer objects to new charges
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: The Syariah lawyer representing political and social activist Dr Kassim Ahmad objected to the new and alternative charges against his client at the Syariah High Court here today.     Kassim is charged with insulting Islam and not complying with religious authorities.      ...

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Hearing of Anwar's defamation suit against Syed Hamid on June 23
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today fixed June 23 for the hearing of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anuar Ibrahim's RM100 million defamation suit against former home minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar over a  newspaper article.    Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad fixed the date in chambers after meeting with Anwar's counsel K.Muralidharan and senior federal counsel Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail, representing Syed Hamid....

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Seputeh MP Teresa Kok claims trial to sedition over video clip (Updated)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP vice-chairman and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok Suh Sim pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to a charge of sedition over a video clip she is alleged to have published on Feb 1 this year in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.    Kok, 50, was charged with committing the offence at a unit of the Putra Ria Apartments in Jalan Bangsar, Brickfields, at about 9 am on that date....

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Pas says hudud in Kelantan only for Muslims, unlike Brunei's
Monday, May 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas reiterates that the implementation of hudud in Kelantan is only for Muslims and not for Muslims and non-Muslims as being enforced in Brunei. Kelantan’s hudud technical committee chairman Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah told The Mole: “I have been saying right from the beginning that hudud in Kelantan will only be for Muslims. Non-Muslims will not be affected by the law.”...

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Mohd Yacoob offers to stand as independent candidate in Bukit Gelugor
Monday, May 5, 2014

GEORGE TOWN:The independent candidate for the state constituency of Sungai Pinang in the 13th general election, Mohd Yacoob Mohd Noor, today expressed his willingness to contest in the by-election for the Parliamentary constituency of Bukit Gelugor scheduled for May 25.     ...

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