Politics

Peace-loving Malaysians against street protests
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR -- The majority of Malaysians woke up on the last day of 2013 eager to usher in the new year at midnight but apprehensive of the street protests planned for today allegedly to topple the government.     They have had it "up to here" with these street protests in the run-up to 13th general election held in May and had just cherished some months of peace and quiet.  ...

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Rational Malaysians will not participate in illegal gatherings - Norian Mai
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SHAH ALAM -- Malaysians are rational and understand Malaysian politics and will not easily engage in the 'Himpunan Guling Kerajaan' said retired former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai.   Norian Mai who is also Malaysia Peacekeeping Foundation (Pengaman) chairman, said he does not think the illegal gathering will turn into a demonstration-style Arab Spring 'a term for the...

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More police reports lodged over 'overthrow Govt' rally
Monday, December 30, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR -- More police reports have been lodged over the planned 'overthrow government' rally in the capital on the New Year's eve.     They are from, among others, Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan), the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM), Sabah Native Affairs Council (MHEANS), Kunak People's Development Leader Unit (UPKR) and Umno divisions. ...

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Protest only on rising costs of living, says PKR Wanita chief
Monday, December 30, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: A Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader says the Government should not be afraid of the planned rally against price hikes on New Year’s Eve as it would be done in a peaceful manner and not with ill-intentions to create a chaos in Malaysia. PKR Wanita cihef Zuraida Kamaruddin said the rally was intended to convey the message that the rakyat were opposing price hikes that were announced recently....

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A cynical remark unbecoming of an Archbishop
Sunday, December 29, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: A political analyst says Archbishop Emeritus Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam should not have resorted to making cynical remarks regarding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak background as a former Catholic school student and as such Najib should not have stopped Christians from using the word "Allah". Prof Dr Ahmad Marthada Mohamed of Universiti Utara Malaysia's College of Law and...

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No logic in leaving Malaysia for not supporting BN
Sunday, December 29, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat Wanita cihef Zuraida Kamaruddin has questioned the logic behind Kuantan Wanita Umno chief Datuk Zaiton Mat's statement that those who disliked the Barisan Nasional Government should leave Malaysia.
 
Describing it as an uncivilised call, Zuraida, the MP for Ampang, in a statement said why should Malaysians get out of Malaysia when there is only 47 per cent support for the BN....

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No rhyme in toppling the Government and opposing hikes
Sunday, December 29, 2013

The New Year doesn't seem to promise much. If anything, if there is any truth to rumours that a major rally to topple the government is in the pipeline to usher the New Year, then 2014 is bleak even before the clock strikes 12. The rally is going to be the fireworks, setting the nation's agenda for the next 12 months at least. ...

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Distress over the suspension of MyDistress
Saturday, December 28, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR- Why repair or replace something that is working well and not broken, with a whopping cost of about RM801million?
 
That question pops up when you look into the controversy surrounding the abrupt suspension of MyDistress smartphone application for emergency.
 
Both the public and the police (one of the main responding authority in emergencies) have...

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New DAP chairman for Johor?
Friday, December 27, 2013

JOHOR BAHARU, Dec 27 - Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong is tipped to be the leading candidate to take over the post of Johor DAP chairman from Dr Boo Cheng Hau at the state party elections next month.   Taman Nesa DAP Branch chairman P. Kogilavani said DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and his son, Lim Guan Eng, who is the party secretary-general, want Chin Tong to helm the Johor DAP....

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Estimated 7.6 million unanswered 999 emergency calls to MERS?
Friday, December 27, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR- The Malaysian Emergency Response Services (MERS)' SaveMe999 emergency landline system that costs the Government RM801 million has been found to be inefficient and unreliable.
 
The Auditor General’s report has confirmed the inefficiency plus the fact that a sum of RM27.59 million has been overpaid for the MERS project.
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