Politics

'Unidentified material' under investigation for MH370 link
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PERTH: Authorities are investigating whether "unidentified material" washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday. "Western Australia Police have attended a report of material washed ashore 10 kilometres (six miles) east of Augusta and have secured the material," Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre said in a statement....

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Wan Azizah as PKR president, Khalid likely to be her deputy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Political analysts say with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s decision to pull out from the contest for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat's presidency, which in effect allows his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah to win unopposed, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim's quest for the deputy presidency is given a boost....

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Muslim Lawyers slam portal for inciting hatred via purported edict
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia (PPMM) has condemned a news portal for misreporting on a purported edict by the National Fatwa Council that discouraged Muslims using the phrase ‘Rest in Peace (RIP)’ following the death of DAP leader Karpal Singh.
 
PPMM president, Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar said in a press ...

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MH370: Bluefin-21 completes 80 per cent of focused underwater search
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PERTH: The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle(AUV) has completed 80 per cent of focused underwater search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, until Wednesday.    The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Bluefin-21 which was completing its tenth mission has not found any contact of interest. It was first deployed on April 14....

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Selangorians went online to rap Khalid for continued water rationing
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Netizens vent their frustrations on social media and expressed disappointment with Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim over his announcement on the decision to continue with the water rationing.
 
Social media users reacted negatively on Twitter to Khalid’s announcement on the seemingly never-ending water rationing in Selangor, and questioned the latter’s credibility in ending the prolonged issue....

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Pas’s ill- conceived hudud move
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Academia and political scientist Dr. Chandra Muzaffar wrote an article yesterday on the tabling of a Private Member's Bill by Pas for the implementation of hudud in Kelantan. The article which was reproduced in the blog Let Us Add Value by Anas...

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MH370: Five military aircraft continue air search despite poor weather
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PERTH: Four military aircraft had departed Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Pearce located north of here despite an earlier decision to suspend air search activities for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Tuesday.    They were joined by an RAAF E7 Wedgetail aircraft to support airspace deconfliction that departed from RAAF Base Learmonth,...

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Pas Kelantan: "No problem to explain hudud to Pakatan"
Monday, April 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas says the party has no problem to give an in-depth briefing on the implementation of hudud in Kelantan to its Pakatan Rakyat partners and the public, before tabling the Bill in the parliament. Kelantan deputy Mentri Besar, Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Abdullah told The Mole yesterday: “There is no problem for us to give the briefing to our partners in Pakatan Rakyat.”...

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DAP opposes hudud, says Guan Eng
Monday, April 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Hudud or the establishment of an Islamic state is not included in the Pakatan Rakyat's common policy platform and its 2008 as well as 2013 general election manifestos. DAP secretary general and Bagan Member of Parliament, Lim Guan Eng stated in a press statement today that, Pakatan’s common policy platform and the 2008 as well as 2013 general election manifestos did not include the implementation of the hudud or the establishment of the Islamic state....

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MH192:Not impossible for aircraft tyre to burst - Expert
Monday, April 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The incident of a tyre on the landing gear of an aircraft bursting as experienced by Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH192 is not something strange but has also happened to other commercial aircraft, according to an expert.    Peter Talalla,a former special adviser to AirAsia's Chief Executive Officer, said it could...

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