Politics

Hudud: Kit Siang's height of hypocrisy, says analyst.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s veteran leader Lim Kit Siang should ask their Pakatan Rakyat ally, Pas to give up their hudud dogma before asking Umno to withdraw their push for the implementation of hudud, says analyst.
 
Academic and political scientist Dr Chandra Muzaffar described Lim’s call (on Umno) as a ‘height of hypocrisy’ as Pas is committed to their hudud dogma....

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No water rationing in Selangor despite El Nino, assures MB
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SHAH ALAM: Selangor will not resume its water rationing exercise despite the dry spell in the next few months caused by the El Nino phenomenon, said Mentri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. In a press conference here, Khalid also said the State Government has made careful planning to ensure the raw water supply in the main dams is sufficient for at least the next three or four months....

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No to GST but yes to Penang's bed tax?
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang Government's recently-introduced local government fees on hotel guests or popularly known as the bed tax continues to attract bad Press including a pro-Opposition blogger questioning the silence of Pakatan Rakyat's supporters over the issue unlike when dealing with the Federal proposed general and services tax (GST).

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Johor MB powerless to "advise" Sultan, says PKR
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In a statement emailed to the Editor, Parti Keadilan Rakyat Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin wrote:
 
"The bill tabled in the Johor State Assembly for the Housing and Real Property Board Enactment 2014 which is meant to convey executive powers to the Sultan of Johor over matters pertaining to housing in the Johor State is in contradiction to the federal constitution.
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Social agreement needed before amending laws on conversion
Thursday, June 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A constitutional expert says a social agreement is needed between members of the public and the law on the issue of conversion before a constitution can be amended.
 
“Before we go to the parliament and convince the MPs for a change in the constitution's terms of ‘conversion of religion’, we need to find out what the people want....

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Huntley dead for over 3 days when body recovered
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

KUANTAN, June 10 - 2014: Gareth David Huntley, the Briton whose body was found in the Mentawak River on Pulau Tioman last Wednesday, had been dead for more than three days when his remains were discovered.
 
This was the conclusion of a post-mortem conducted on the 34-year-old volunteer at the Kampung Juara Turtle Conservation Centre whose decomposed body was found near the Juara Lagoon chalet in Kampung Juara....

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Rotation of ESSCom commander from July
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

KOTA KINABALU, June 10 -2014: The post of commander of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) will be rotated between the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Armed Forces (ATM) effective July 1. In announcing this today, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the first commander would be from the ATM who would hold the post for 18 months before being taken over by a PDRM officer for another 18 months....

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Water restrictions as a remedy for future water crisis
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The government should consider water restriction that prohibits the use of treated water for activities such as gardening and car wash compared to water rationing used in the Klang Valley recently to effectively manage and avert future water crisis. Malaysia Water Partnership (MyWP) immediate past chairperson Datuk Ir Syed Muhammad Shahabudin told the Malaysian Reserve that...

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Johor Housing Bill: The palace should adhere to the Federal Constitution too
Monday, June 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The State Ruler should protect the sanctity of the constitutional monarchy by adhering to the principle of the Federal Constitution if the proposed controversial Johor Housing and Property Board 2014 is passed.
 
A constitutional and law expert from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Prof Dr Shamrahayu Abd Aziz said it is not legally wrong for the Bill to be passed...

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Preparations being made in facing El Nino - Palanivel
Monday, June 9, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Ensuring sufficient water levels at the dams and the preparedness of firemen and rescuers in fighting forest fires are among the measures taken in facing the El Nino weather phemomenon expected to hit the country soon.   
In light of this, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G.Palanivel has called on the public to be more responsible...

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