Politics

Traffic congestion in city as hundreds of GST protesters March to Dataran Merdeka
Thursday, May 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:There was heavy traffic congestion around the capital city's landmark, Dataran Merdeka, and nearby areas when hundreds of protesters against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) marched to the square and gathered around it.    The protest gathering there was scheduled to start at 2pm.    ...

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SAMM claims 10,000 to attend anti-GST' protest
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : More than 10,000 participants are expected to attend the ‘Anti GST’ protest that will be held here today, says a political activist.
 
Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM)’s president and political activist Badrul Hisham Shahrin better known as Chegubard said the protest should not face any legal problems as he was ...

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Kelantan govt wants meeting with PM to explain hudud drafts
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KOTA BAHARU: The Kelantan government wants a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to provide explanation on two drafts of the Private Member's Bill on hudud laws its MPs plan to table in Parliament by this December.    
Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said Kelantan Menteri...

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Water ration in Selangor, KL to be halted effective tomorrow (Updated)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) announced that water rationing in Selangor and Kuala Lumput will be lifted effective tomorrow.    Bernama reported, its chairman Datuk Ismail Kasim said the two-month long ration ended today and consumers would be able to use water as normal from tomorrow after the scheduled water distribution for stage one, three and four in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur was withdrawn....

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Khalid declares water from mines safe
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today re-iterated that water sourced from mining pools is safe for use based on samples taken by the chemistry and health departments. He said this in defence of the State Government's plans to source water from the mining pools as part of the efforts to overcome water shortage which had affected the states in the past few months....

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Planes head home as MH370 search scaled back
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PERTH:The intensive aerial search for surface wreckage from Flight MH370 officially ended Wednesday as the hunt was drastically scaled back with ships also moving out of the remote Indian Ocean area where the plane is believed to have gone down. Australian authorities said the focus would transition "over the coming weeks" to a more intensified undersea search in the quest to find out what...

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Address non-revenue water or future water shortage worsens, says expert
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Water crisis in Selangor may become worse in the future if there is no urgency by the authorities to address the issue of water losses or better known as non-revenue water (NRW).
 
Even with the existence of Langat 2 water treatment plant, the expert said: “If we do not tackle issues resulting to NRW, the water crisis may get worse, if it is not the same in the future.”...

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Hudud: Pas remains comitted even at the risk of losing support
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas remains committed to its hudud agenda even at the risk of losing support.
 
Reacting to contentions that Pas had lost Terengganu in the 11th general election, senior Selangor Pas leader Khalid Samad said: “Of course we don’t wish to go through that again with hudud but even if it’s true that we lost Terengganu because of it, at least we have tried and remained true to our political commitment.”...

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Expert questions the safety of water from mines
Monday, April 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Government has been urged to disclose the details of the study conducted on the safety of using mine water to address the water crisis issue in the state.
 
An industry expert who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Mole that the public, as much as the people involved in the water industry, deserved to get public disclosure on the details, especially when it concerned the people’s well being....

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Huan planning to contest in Bukit Gelugor
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Huan Cheng Guan, who writes regularly to The Mole, in his latest email to the Editor, says he is considering contesting in the Bukit Gelugor by-election. If he does contest, he will be representing Parti Cinta Malaysia in which, he is the vice-president. ...

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