Politics

MH370:Bigger visual search area planned today - JACC
Sunday, April 13, 2014

PERTH: While there have been no confirmation of acoustic detections over the past 48 hours, search in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues today with a bigger searcharea.    Entering its 37th day, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority had planned a visual search area, totalling approximately 57,506 sq km, as compared to 41,393 sq km on Saturday....

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MH370: Trial by media
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blogger John F. Seademon raised issue with the manner the media had, throughout their coverage of the tragic MH370 flight, in their pursuits for ratings, were more keen on who they could blame instead of focussing on the search and rescue.
 
He wrote: "If there is nothing to be reported, then don’t report or speculate. You won’t do justice to the passenger, crew and their family members....

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Govt aims to cut oil revenue contribution to below 30 pct - Abdul Wahid
Saturday, April 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is looking to reduce its...

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Australia warns of long haul as hunt for MH370 goes on
Saturday, April 12, 2014

PERTH:There was no let-up in the air and sea search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia on Saturday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned that locating Flight MH370 would still likely take a long time.
 
Abbott appeared to step back from the most upbeat official assessment so far when he had hinted Friday that a breakthrough was imminent.
 
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"Anwar – Your Honest Answers, Please!"
Saturday, April 12, 2014

In an article emailed to the Editor, Datuk Huan Chen Guan wrote: "Since the crossover that never materialised in September 16, 2008, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has proven time and again that his claims are highly dubious and his stand on issues have a tinge of chameleon DNA – ever-changing to suit the political climate. Hence, he should give Malaysians honest answers to the following issues....

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Pas Supporters congress leaves 'Hudud' enforcement decision to Parliament
Friday, April 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The PAS Supporters Congress (DHPP) has left the passing of the party's Private Member's Bill on the enforcement of hudud law in Kelantan to the MPs in the Dewan Rakyat.      DHPP chairman Hu Pang Chaw said everyone and any political party had the right to voice their opinion through Malaysia's democratic system. ...

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Selangor to announce water rationing plan in another two weeks
Friday, April 11, 2014

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government will announce its decision concerning the water rationing plan in another two weeks, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said.     He said the state executive council would convene a meeting to discuss the issue before making the final decision.     ...

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A less crowded race for PKR deputy presidency
Thursday, April 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: After an initial show of a crowded race for hthe Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy presidency, the "pretenders", as anticipated, had pulled out, leaving the "heavyweights" to slog it out.
 
From a three-cornered fight and now reduced to a three-cornered affair, the deputy presidency race will now see incumbent Azmin Ali defending his post against Selangor Menteri...

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Allegation over Muhyiddin's visit to Dubai malicious, without basis - DPM's office
Thursday, April 10, 2014

DUBAI: A document that two Malaysian MPs revealed pertaining to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's trip to Dubai was not the actual programme but a draft itinerary that was still under discussion, said the office
of the Malaysian deputy prime minister.
   
In a statement issued to journalists covering Muhyiddin's working visit, the office said the allegation by the DAP MPs as reported in portals and blogs was done with malice and without basis....

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Memali and national security
Thursday, April 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Fourth Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's latest posting in his Che Det blog touched on the Nov 19, 1985 Memali incident.

 
The issue was recently revived following his former deputy Tun Musa Hitam's contention during a political discussion organised by the Pas-led Kelantan...

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