Politics

Sedition Act can be better
Thursday, November 27, 2014

ALTHOUGH the decision not to repeal the Sedition Act is generally well received, many are of the view that it should be improved.One of them, former Perkasa vice-president and lawyer Datuk Zulkifli Noordin suggests that the punishment under Section 3 (1) (f) should be revised to mandatory imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than 25 years....

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Govt to calculate RON95 average retail price before Dec 1
Friday, November 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The government will calculate the world average price of RON 95 petrol before implementing the managed floating system on Dec 1, said Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

He was confident that the managed floating system would give flexibility to the public to enjoy lower petrol price based on the current price fall.
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Umno rejuvenation needs quality second liners
Friday, November 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The rejuvenation of Umno needs second liners who are courageous, calm, open and are willing to learn the ins and outs of politics.

Pahang Umno delegate Mohd Shahrir@Shaharir Abdullah said second liners should have these characteristics as they will face an increasingly challenging political environment.

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Support all round for Sedition Act
Thursday, November 27, 2014

WHILE the government is firm in retaining the Sedition Act of 1948, it remains open to views from the people to ensure that this law benefits the country. This engagement involves the three branches within Umno, non-governmental organisations, the public at large and also those who disagree with the decision. ...

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Sedition Act here to stay
Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Sedition Act 1948 will stay and will be further strengthened, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.The Act would contain new provisions to safeguard the interests of Islam and other religions, he said in his policy speech at the Umno general assembly today.  Action would also be taken against anyone who calls for the secession of Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia, he added....

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Analyst suggests economic wing for Umno
Thursday, November 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Umno should establish an economic wing in order to attract more Bumiputera professionals to join the country's largest party for the Malays.Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President and Retail Research Head Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan told Bernama today that these professionals can move among the grassroots as investigative agents to gather information on the economic status of the Malays. ...

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No interference when MACC probes cops
Thursday, November 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has reiterated it does not interfere when its personnel are investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).Bukit Aman's Integrity and Standard Compliance Department director Datuk Zubaidah Md Ismail said today, it was an internal procedure for any PDRM personnel under investigation to be transferred out of the unit he was working in, to facilitate investigation....

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All 3 Umno wings want Sedition Act maintained
Thursday, November 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The issues concerning the proposed abolition of the Sedition Act 1948 dominated the assemblies of the three Umno wings - Wanita, Youth and Puteri - at the Putra World Trade Centre today (yesterday).In fact, the three wings unanimously agreed for the Act to be maintained, empowered and added value....

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Umno needs to take criticisms in good faith
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Umno members and leaders need to reflect and react on constructive criticisms to reinvigorate the party.

Umno supreme council member Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said party members need not over-react against any criticism but work on improving the party so that it remains relevant.
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Muhyiddin wants improvements to Sedition Act
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that it is appropriate for the Sedition Act 1948 to be maintained with several improvements made because it serves to preserve unity and national harmony, and not aimed at protecting the interests of the Malays alone.The Deputy Prime Minister said it was apt for the government to take stern action to curb some quarters from making statements...

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