Politics

Dr M: "Malay Rulers should not be involved in business deals."
Monday, June 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malay Rulers should not be involved in business deals as they are not only going to get favourable treatment, but there is a possibility of them being taken advantage of by certain quarters.
 
The former Prime Minister said there ws a need to speak out to put a stop on Rulers’ participation in such deals, saying the practice would not only be detrimental to the nation, but also to prevent the Rulers from being taken advantage of....

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Except for Selangor, no other state religious authorities have executive powers, says Pas leader
Thursday, June 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: No states in Malaysia accords executive powers to their religious authorities except for Selangor, said a Pas leader. 
 
Pas information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar in a recent telephone interview however said 
that Selangor’s religious bodies, namely the Selangor Islamic...

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Reducing Mais equals reducing the Sultan
Thursday, June 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association president Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar says the suggestion to reduce the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) executive power is tantamount to reducing the Sultan's power as the head of Islam in the state.
 
In a recent interview Zainul told The Mole: “If we want to reduce the executive power of Mais, we have to bear...

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Selangor Pas denies rejecting Khalid as Mentri Besar
Friday, June 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A news portal reported that Selangor Pas have denied a report by The Malaysian Insider which stated that the party has issued its rejection of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Mentri Besar.
 
The Malay Mail Online ...

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Selangor Govt' insists water from disused mining pools safe for consumption
Friday, June 20, 2014

SHAH ALAM: Selangor exco member Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi says the State Government will continue using water sourced from disused mining pools as alternative water source and water from Bestari Jaya is treated and safe for consumption.
 
Youth, Sports, Infrastructure and Public Amenities committee chairman Dr Ahmad said that there were many questions raised and worries expressed recently over the safety of water from disused mining pools from Bestari Jaya....

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Najib dismisses social media report on Muhyiddin's resignation from the Cabinet
Friday, June 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today a social media report that Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would resign from the Cabinet is a political provocation by certainquarters.
He said he had the best of relations and understanding with Muhyiddin.  
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LPHJ must act tough against 'stubborn' housing developers
Friday, June 20, 2014

JOHOR BAHARU: The Johor Housing and Real Property Board  (LPHJ) whose establishment was passed by the state assembly must be firm in ensuring that developers fulfill their commitment to build affordable homes.
 
Kempas State Assemblyman Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Jumat said weak enforcement was behind the failure of housing developers to build 180,000 affordable homes in Johor....

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Papagomo's appeal to defer payment to Anwar dismissed
Friday, June 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 -- 2014: The High Court today dismissed with cost an application by blogger Papa Gomo to defer payment of RM850,000 in damages and cost to Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Judicial Commissioner Rosilah Yop made the decision in chambers in the presence of lawyer Shahid Adli, representing Anwar, and Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, also known as Papa Gomo, who represented himself....

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New tender for Johor power project
Friday, June 20, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM3 billion Track 4A power plant project in Johor is expected to be re-opened for bidding following the withdrawal of YTL Power International Bhd from the consortium that was tapped for the project via direct negotiations.Analysts believed the Energy Commission Malaysia (EC) will have to conduct an open tender for the project following the backlash it got from awarding the job to...

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Muhyiddin urged more schools to launch criminalise war clubs
Friday, June 20, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today urged more schools in the country to launch the Criminalise War Club (CWC) to create awareness among students that war is a crime against humanity.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said students needed to be made aware that war was a crime against humanity and, as future leaders, they needed to be brave...

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