Politics

Pas will not leave Pakatan over hudud
Friday, May 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas will not leave Pakatan Rakyat albeit differences over the implementation of hudud and instead, will move to strengthen its position in the coalition.
 
Speaking to The Mole, Pas vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said: "We will continue to work hard to further strengthen our position within Pakatan Rakyat and to gain the people's support."
 
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Hudud not for Malay votes but a religious obligation, says Pas
Friday, May 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man says the push for the implementation of hudud  is not aimed at regaining Malay votes.
 
Insisting that the hudud pursuit is the responsibility of the party as it is a religious obligations for all Muslims, Tuan Ibrahim said: "Hudud is not a political "tool" to obtain any...

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Hishammuddin's statement on MH370 search operation on May 2
Friday, May 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Following is Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein's statement on the search operation for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which he read out during press conference at  the Royale Chulan Hotel, here today.    ...

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'BN will field a candidate, despite slim chance of winning,' says analyst
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR :Barisan Nasional (BN) will definitely field a candidate in the spirit of democracy, to contest in the upcoming Bukit Gelugor by-election, despite knowing that they have a slim chance of winning the seat, a political analyst said. Universiti Utara Malaysia political science lecturer, Faisol Keling said that BN’s central leadership is aware of the situation,...

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Another suspected militant arrested
Friday, May 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2: Another individual believed to be involved in militant activities was detained here yesterday, bringing to 11 the number of people arrested so far.
 
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today the suspect was arrested while attempting to flee the country.
 
"We are tracking down the remnants of the group in the Royal Malaysia Police's list," he told a media conference....

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Australia to host three-way meeting on MH370 search
Friday, May 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Australia will host a meeting with Malaysia and China next week to determine the way forward in the frustrating search for flight MH370, officials said in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. The Canberra meeting, announced by Australia's MH370 search chief Angus Houston, follows the decision this week to scale back the costly search operation in the Indian Ocean that has so far turned up no evidence that the Malaysia Airlines jet crashed....

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Nothing personal against Azmin, only his actions - says Chegubard
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM)’s president and political activist Badrul Hisham Shahrin said he did not have any personal ‘vendetta’ against PKR deputy president Azmin Ali but is merely against the latter’s action of dishonesty that  goes against the party’s principle of democracy. ...

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MCA all out to stop Pas from tabling hudud Bill in June
Thursday, May 1, 2014

KANGAR: MCA would definitely take action, including using the law, to prevent PAS from tabling a motion on the hudud bill in Parliament in June, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.   
He said the party was firm in its stand that hudud (Islamic penal code) was not suitable to be implemented in this country as this would be in conflict with the Federal Constitution....

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Zuraida: Chegubard using social media to attack Azmin
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin has censured Soladiriti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) founder Badrul Hisham Shaharin for not using proper channel to report on alleged irregularities in the party election. Zuraida told The Mole on Wednesday: “To be honest I don’t really know what is happening on the ground which led to numerous speculations (on electoral fraud).”...

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Protests or not, Govt will implement GST next April - Deputy Minister
Thursday, May 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite protests from some quarters, the Government will implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST), effective next April, which it has been fine-tuning over the past 30 years, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan.    Describing the protest rally against the GST as inappropriate, he said the rally organisers should use a better approach to voice their opinions....

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