Politics

Pahang Umno Youth defies KJ
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pahang Umno Youth Wing press conference is taking place now despite being ordered by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin for it to be cancelled. The press conference, which was organised by the Pahang Umno Youth Wing divisions, was earlier ordered to be...

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A sense of entitlement that goes all the way to Japan
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In an email to the Editor, Datuk Huan Cheng Guan wrote: "Last Sunday, 19 January 2014, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was denied entry to Japan and subsequently deported.  While not only an inconvenience it most certainly was an embarrassment for a man whose arrogance and sense of entitlement now reaches all the way to Japan.  As is the case in Malaysia, entering Japan is not...

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Muhyiddin explains Gov't measures to mitigate price increases, cost of living (Updated)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LONDON -- Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has said the Malaysian government had implemented various measures and strategies to mitigate price increases and the rising cost of living.     He said one of them was the formation of a cabinet committee, chaired by himself, to check on the rising cost of living in the country.   ...

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PM warns of Gov't intervention if price mechanism fails
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today warned of government intervention should the price mechanism fail to function well.    The government would intervene to ensure that the people were not burdened with unreasonable prices of goods, he said at the monthly assembly of the Finance Ministry, here.   ...

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Pas blames Najib for the "Kalimah Allah" controversy
Monday, January 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR- A Pas leader blames Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the recent “Kalimah Allah” controversy saying that the latter was responsible for the on-going fiasco.
 
“Najib did not consult with either the National Fatwa Council or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's (Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah) views before implementing the 10-point solution.”...

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'Now is the best time to cut subsidies' said economist.
Thursday, January 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR- An economist says now is the best time to cut subsidies as prices of commodities are dropping globally since last year, which will minimise the impact on the people.
 
Economist Hisham H when contacted by The Mole was commenting on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s latest ...

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Family members not permitted to visit M'sian couple in Swedish prison yet
Monday, January 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Family members claim that the Swedish authorities have still not allowed them to meet with the Malaysian couple being detained for allegedly hitting their children for not praying although they have been remanded for 32 days without trial.   The woman's sister who did not want to be named, said since the former was detained last Dec 18, she and other relatives had tried to visit the couple in prison but were not allowed to do so....

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20,000 English language teachers to be retrained - Idris Jusoh
Monday, January 20, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- The 20,000 existing English language teachers will be retrained this year to improve their mastery of English, said Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.    He said 9,000 teachers would be trained initially next month and the rest from time to time.    ...

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Israel behaving like Nazis
Monday, January 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Tel Aviv's mistreatment of African immigrants reminded Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of how Nazi Germany had treated the Jews in what the world today know as the Holocaust. Dr Mahathir, who had consistently been a staunch supporter of the Palestinians and never mincing his words in criticising Israel, pointed out: "The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu fears the possibility of African blood being mixed with Jewish blood....

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Anwar furious after Japan bars entry
Monday, January 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Monday he was barred entry to Japan, strongly protesting the unwarranted action as his party questioned whether the Malaysian government was behind the move.
 
Anwar said he arrived at Narita International Airport on a personal visit early Sunday and was told by immigration authorities he was barred because of his 1999 conviction for sodomy and corruption....

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