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Cabinet never approved amendments or repeal of Sedition Act
Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Cabinet has never agreed to replace the Sedition Act or to replace it with a new act.
 
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the Cabinet discussed the matter but no decisions were made.
 
“Who said the Cabinet has unanimously agreed to repeal the Sedition Act? That is not true....

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Leaked UPSR papers: Several culprits identified
Friday, September 12, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, September 12, 2014: Four hot spots and several individuals have been identified over the leaked Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2014 Science and English papers.
 
This is based on the initial investigations by the police, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Education Ministry.
 
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Sedition Act cannot be touched without Malay Rulers consent
Friday, September 12, 2014

The Sedition Act 1948 cannot be amended or repealed without the consent from the Conference of Rulers. Constitutional Law Expert Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi said Article 159 (5) of the Federal Constitution, which governs constitutional amendments, says that amending or repealing the law under Article 10 (4) requires the Ruler’s consent. ...

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Dr M: I didn't ask the Prime Minister to resign but I no longer support his leadership
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated today his withdrawal of support for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership but stressed that at no time had he asked for the Prime Minister and Umno president to step down. “I did not ask him to resign. I said I will resign if I’m made the PM now. I'm too old,” Dr Mahathir clarified to queries over his alleged call for Najib to vacate his seat....

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Who wants to abolish the Sedition Act?
Thursday, September 11, 2014

In recent days and weeks we have been hearing more about the Sedition Act of 1948. There have been questions as to this sudden/recent popularity of the law that was formulated in 1948 and amended a few times along the way, the pertinent one in 1971 after the bloody May 13 riots in 1969. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak did promise in 2012 to review the law and at some instances later had spoken about replacing the law....

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MH17 - Malaysia pushing for quick recovery of remains and evidence before winter
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Statement from Kiev
 
Today, I had meetings with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Combined Joint International Task Force (CIJTF) and several members of the Ukrainian Cabinet.
 
The OSCE is the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organisation. The organisation is based in Europe with 57 participating states....

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Abolishing Sedition Act would be a legislative blunder, says law expert
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It will be a legislative blunder to do away with the Sedition Act.
 
“The proposed Harmony Act can never become a satisfactory substitute for the Sedition Act, either in breadth or scope of the law.

“If the Act is repealed, it will be a legislative blunder by the government,” Law Expert Professor Salleh BuangThe Mole when contacted today.
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Guantanamo 'a living grave' for dozens cleared to leave
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 10 - After more than a decade held without charge, dozens of Guantanamo detainees ought to have sight of freedom, but hard-won deals for their release are languishing awaiting a final Pentagon signature.

Some 79 of the 149 prisoners still incarcerated at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, southern Cuba, have been approved for transfer after being assessed as posing no security risk to the United States....

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DAP asks for forgiveness from sultan
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, September 9 : The DAP has asked for forgiveness from the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharaffudin Idris Shah following the ruler's rebuke for disobeying his royal decree by submitting only one name as candidate for the post of menteri besar. "On behalf of DAP, I wish to seek forgiveness from DYMM Tuanku Sultan Selangor for causing displeasure to Tuanku...

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It's Pas' blunder, says PKR Wanita chief
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pas is inviting a split in Pakatan Rakyat by not conforming to the coalition’s basic policy in reaching a common stance.
 
Pas is also seen to be flip-flopping on the nomination of the next Selangor Menteri Besar to replace Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
 
PKR Wanita Chief Zuraida Kamaruddin said Pas has in fact breached PR’s agreement.
 
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