Politics

Hua Zong questions Government's initiative on national unity
Thursday, April 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Hua Zong) has come out to back its counterpart, the United Chinese Schools Committees' Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) in supporting the existence of Chinese vernacular schools. Hua Zong’s vice-president and education bureau Lau Chee Boon questioned the Government’s initiative by making Bahasa Malaysia as...

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MH370:MAS confirmed staff were held hostage and then released
Friday, April 25, 2014

SUBANG: Malaysia Airlines confirmed today that its staff were held at the Lido Hotel ballroom in Beijing by the family members of MH370 passengers.  In a statement issued today, MAS said, the families expressed dissatisfaction in obtaining details of the missing aircraft on Thursday, April 24 at 3pm.   ...

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Dr. M: Don't blame MAS, blame Boeing
Friday, April 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad  today said he was upset over reports that Malaysia Airlines employees were held hostage in Beijing by relatives of passengers on flight MH370. He said, they have directed their anger towards the wrong people : I am upset because they are blaming the wrong people. The loss of the plane is due to the makers Boeing....

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MAS employees in Beijing released in wee hours of the morning (UPDATED)
Friday, April 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Ten Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees who were held hostage at the ballroom of Lido Hotel in Beijing last night had been released. They were released at about 3am after being held for more than eight hours. It is believed the release was following pressure from government officials though details on which parties were involved negotiating the release remain sketchy....

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Obama's visit underlines strong economic relations, says Anifah
Friday, April 25, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:The historic visit by US President Barack Obama underlines the strong economic relations that form the bedrock of Malaysia-United States bilateral ties, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.    He said the United States remained one of Malaysia's biggest trading partner and a leading source of foreign direct investment in the country....

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MH370:MAS employees held hostage in Beijing
Friday, April 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten Malaysia Airlines employees have been held hostage at the ballroom of Lido Hotel located in Beijing for more than eight hours by family members of passengers who were on the missing airliner MH370.
 
Sources privy to the matter told The Mole that the incident took place right after the daily briefing to explain what was discussed during the press conference conducted by the Malaysian government this afternoon....

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PKR Wanita wants to recommend candidate to replace Khalid as MB
Thursday, April 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : Parti Keadilan Rakyat Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin says Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim did not take heed to party members' input and advice in running the state.

 
She also said that the movement is prepared to recommend the next eligible candidate to "fill up Khalid’s shoes...

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Anwar files appeal, cites 35 grounds why sodomy conviction, sentence should be set aside
Thursday, April 24, 2014

PUTRAJAYA:Opposition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim filed a petition of appeal against his five-year jail sentence for sodomy at the Federal Court Registrar's Office today citing 35 grounds why his conviction andsentence should be set aside.     The appeal was filed by counsel Zaleha Al-Hayat, an assistant of his late Karpal Singh at 2pm, an hour before the deadline for appeal ended....

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Government never rejected hudud - Najib (Updated)
Thursday, April 24, 2014

ALOR SETAR: The government has never rejected hudud as Allah's Law, but there are so many issues that need to be solved before the law can be fully implemented in the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.     He said many restraints and issues must be scrutinised and tackled first before hudud law could be implemented without affecting its objectives. ...

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Bukit Gelugor by-election May 25, nomination May 12 - EC
Thursday, April 24, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has set May 25 for the Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary by-election while the nomination will be held on May 12 and early voting on May 21.    EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said this by-election would use the 2012 electoral roll that had been combined with the electors' registration for the first, second, third and fourth quarters of 2013....

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