Politics

Printing of Quranic Text Act 1986 to be amended this year - Zahid
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:The Printing of Quranic Text Act 1986 will be amended and tabled in the Dewan Rakyat this year to curb the abuse of its holy verses.    Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Home Ministry had received input from members of its Quran Text Review and Assessment (Lajnah Tasheh) Committee that many shops and eateries were using Quranic verses as charms to boost their business....

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Baseless to blame Malaysia - Hishammuddin
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today it was baseless to blame Malaysia for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, which was an unprecedented incident.    Asked if Malaysia had shared its sensitive military information with the aviation authorities when flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, he said there was nothing to benchmark the incident against....

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Najib raps Opposition leader for claiming he can solve MH370 case in one second
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today rapped a statement by an opposition leader who claimed he could solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 in one second.    He said the disappearance of the flight MH370 had entered its 39th day and needed the support of countries within and outside the region due to the complexity (of the search) and its unprecedented challenges. ...

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Pas' hudud pursuit to fizzle out?
Monday, April 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Political analysts view Pas' move to pursue the implementation of hudud hudud (Islamic penal code) is merely to appease some quarters.

 
To them, it would be an uphill task for Pas and it would be difficult for it to reach a consensus with its partners in the Pakatan Rakyat.
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ESSCOM should review its 'Modus Operandi' - State Assemblyman
Monday, April 14, 2014

KOTA KINABALU:A government backbencher has urged the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) to review its 'modus operandi' (method of operation) and not to be too exposed in the media.    Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran (BN-Senallang) said ESSCom should scrutinise all strategies and work with more caution before informing the public to curb kidnapping, the latest on April...

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US-based aviation lawyer warns MH370 families to avoid compensation scams
Monday, April 14, 2014

SINGAPORE: An aviation lawyer has expressed disgust at reports that scammers were targeting families of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370, with fake compensation claims.    Floyd Wisner, from Chicago, USA, who has represented passengers and families involved in some air disasters, lamented that the families had been through enough over the past five weeks....

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The lobby system
Monday, April 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's latest posting in his Che Det blog reflected on how powerful the US lobby system and that it is accepted by the US administration despite it being an anathema to democratic practices.
 
In his trademark sarcasm, the former Malaysian Prime Minister pointed out that Malaysia does not have a lobby system and if Malaysia were to adopt it, it would be accused of cronyism....

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Pakatan must respect Kelantan's wish for hudud, says Pas
Thursday, April 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas MP for Shah Alam Khalid Samad said partners in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition who were against hudud must respect the wish of the people in Kelantan who wanted the Syariah criminal code to be implemented in their state.

Khalid added that hudud had always been the party's priority in its struggle to uphold Islam and nothing could impede that....

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Khalid fancies his chances in PKR election
Monday, April 14, 2014

BUTTERWORTH: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim feels he has a very good chance of winning the post of deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in party elections next month.
 
He said his confidence was based on his track record and his experience in administering Selangor for six years and the support of grassroot members.
 
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Emulating Singapore - Part 1
Friday, April 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Blogger Anak Si Hamid shares her experience growing up in Singapore and leaving it with a relief. But it was not merely a down the memory lane piece but rather taking a more serious look at some of the snipes taken at Malaysia's afirmative action policy. Of particular interest is use of the word "mollycoddling" in describing the policy by the Malay Mail....

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