Politics

TPPA seems to be unavoidable despite short comings
Thursday, May 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations, led by the United States, is unavoidable despite the highly anticipated short comings that will affect Malaysia's economy. Economist Hisham H said that there were a lot of controversial elements in the terms of the agreement that affected areas such as intellectual properties, tobacco industries, pharmaceutical and patentship....

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Speaker should ask Rayer to withdraw uncouth remarks
Thursday, May 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow has called on the State Assembly Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang to ask DAP assemblyman RSN Rayer to withdraw his ‘celaka Umno’ remarks which he uttered in the state assembly.
 
In a recent telephone interview by The Mole, Teng said: “The speaker should exercise his authority to pressure the Seri Delima assemblyman (Rayer) to withdraw the remarks he made in the hall.”...

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Khalid now favoured to win PKR's deputy presidency over Azmin
Friday, May 23, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president has predicted that Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who is attempting to wrest the deputy presidency from Azmin Ali in the on-going party elections, will emerge victorious.

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Umno Youth demands apology from Rayer - Khairy
Friday, May 23, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Umno Youth still demand an apology from Seri Delima State Assemblyman R.S.N Rayer for making provocative remarks against Umno and its leaders at the Penang State Assembly sitting recently.   
Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaluddin said as far as the statement was concerned, they still viewed it as a provocation and demanded him to apologise....

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Ministry to review use of tinted glass on vehicles - Hishammuddin
Friday, May 23, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has agreed to review aspects of the use of tinted glass on vehicles, including existing regulations, enforcement, security and usability, said acting Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.    Hishammuddin, who is also Defence Minister, said the ministry was aware of the...

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Dyana Sofya overshadowed by DAP leaders - Muhyiddin
Friday, May 23, 2014

TELUK INTAN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today described DAP's candidate for the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, as being overshadowed by DAP leaders, especially by its advisor, Lim Kit Siang.    
"I was told that wherever she goes, (Lim) Kit Siang will be right behind her....

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Constitutional expert to DAP and Dyana: Understand Article 153 fully before nitpicking on it.
Thursday, May 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A constitutional expert says DAP should fully understand the spirit of Article 153 in the Federal Constitution and not 'nitpick" on it to serve its political agenda.Speaking to The Mole,  International Islamic University's Associate Prof Dr Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz said the DAP had consistently questioned the special position of the Malays as accorded in the Constitution, but it...

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Emergency motion urging Rayer to apologise rejected
Thursday, May 22, 2014

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang State Assembly has rejected an emergency motion urging Seri Delima State Assemblyman R S N Rayer to apologise and retract the word 'celaka' that he uttered at the State Assembly on Tuesday.    Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang rejected the motion moved by Muhamad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) after finding it did not fulfill the State Assembly's standing order. ...

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Address polls grouses fairly or face internal dissent, PKR told
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A political scientist says Parti Keadilan Rakyat should be fair in addressing members’ complaints over the conduct of its party polls instead of censuring them.
 
 
Censuring those who complained would result in growing internal discontent said Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak....

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Malaysia stresses China ties despite Asian rows
Thursday, May 22, 2014

TOKYO:Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has distanced himself from growing territorial conflicts in Asia, telling a Japanese newspaper they should not jeopardise the "strategic importance" of his country's ties with Beijing. "We must look at the big picture and not define relations with China on a single-issue basis but look at the broad spectrum of the relations, and recognise the strategic...

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