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Planes head home as MH370 search scaled back
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PERTH:The intensive aerial search for surface wreckage from Flight MH370 officially ended Wednesday as the hunt was drastically scaled back with ships also moving out of the remote Indian Ocean area where the plane is believed to have gone down. Australian authorities said the focus would transition "over the coming weeks" to a more intensified undersea search in the quest to find out what...

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Address non-revenue water or future water shortage worsens, says expert
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Water crisis in Selangor may become worse in the future if there is no urgency by the authorities to address the issue of water losses or better known as non-revenue water (NRW).
 
Even with the existence of Langat 2 water treatment plant, the expert said: “If we do not tackle issues resulting to NRW, the water crisis may get worse, if it is not the same in the future.”...

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Hudud: Pas remains comitted even at the risk of losing support
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas remains committed to its hudud agenda even at the risk of losing support.
 
Reacting to contentions that Pas had lost Terengganu in the 11th general election, senior Selangor Pas leader Khalid Samad said: “Of course we don’t wish to go through that again with hudud but even if it’s true that we lost Terengganu because of it, at least we have tried and remained true to our political commitment.”...

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Expert questions the safety of water from mines
Monday, April 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Government has been urged to disclose the details of the study conducted on the safety of using mine water to address the water crisis issue in the state.
 
An industry expert who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Mole that the public, as much as the people involved in the water industry, deserved to get public disclosure on the details, especially when it concerned the people’s well being....

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Huan planning to contest in Bukit Gelugor
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Huan Cheng Guan, who writes regularly to The Mole, in his latest email to the Editor, says he is considering contesting in the Bukit Gelugor by-election. If he does contest, he will be representing Parti Cinta Malaysia in which, he is the vice-president. ...

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No discussion on moratorium over hudud: Pas information chief
Monday, April 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar says there has been no discussion between Pakatan Rakyat leaders on moratorium over the hudud issue.
 
Speaking to The Mole on Monday, Mahfuz said: “There has been no discussion among Pakatan leaders about it.”
 
“We don’t have any consensus that we should not discuss hudud in public.”...

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Nine held for suspected terror links
Monday, April 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28: Malaysian police said today they have arrested nine people under a security law on suspicion of involvement in a terror group with overseas links.
 
National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the nine, aged from 22 to 55, were arrested near here and in Kedah.
 
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Part of Peaceful Assembly Act unreasonable
Monday, April 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, April 28: The Court of Appeal says that Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) which criminalises an organiser's failure to give a 10-day notice before a gathering is unreasonable as it amounts to an effective prohibition against urgent and spontaneous assemblies.
 
Justice Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, in his...

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Emulating Singapore - Part 3
Friday, April 25, 2014

This is the third part of Anak Si Hamid's posting on 'Emulating Singapore': (Go HERE for the first part of this article and HERE for the second part)   ...

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Emulating Singapore - Part 2
Thursday, April 24, 2014

This is the second part of Anak Si Hamid's posting on 'Emulating Singapore': (Go HERE for the first part of this article)  "Yes we should be like Singapore" wrote Datuk Zaid in his Zaidgeist,  March 26,  2014.One reason is :...

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