Politics

Kelantan flood aid needs over $900 million
Friday, January 9, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 9, 2015: It is estimated that more than RM900 million is required for flood assistance in badly hit Kelantan.Kelantan Flood Disaster Special Committee chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the estimated sum covered financial aid for the flood victims, repairing and rebuilding damaged and destroyed homes, and repairing damaged infrastructure caused by the massive floods in several districts in Kelantan....

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Curfew in ESSZone extended to Jan 25
Thursday, January 8, 2015

KOTA KINABALU -- January 8, 2015: The curfew from 7pm until 5am in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which started on July 19 and scheduled to end tomorrow, has been extended to Jan 25.Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the decision to extend the curfew was made after the security agencies had assessed the current security situation as well as the request by various parties and the settlers in the area....

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"Preparedness month" campaign to face floods
Thursday, January 8, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 8, 2015: Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said a preparedness month will be held in high risk areas to face future flood disasters.He said the campaign which was expected to be held in September or October each year was aimed at preparing communities at every level if a flood disaster took place in their respective areas....

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Several areas in KL prone to landslides
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 7, 2015: A total of 1,740 slopes in Kuala Lumpur have been identified as landslide-prone areas, says Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib.He said the number was derived from the Kuala Lumpur Slope Information System (KuLSIS) study made on landslide-prone slopes....

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New discovery of foreign-operated farms
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 6, 2015: The hunt to capture illegal foreign workers and demolish illegal farms in Cameron Highland has led to the discovery of hidden hillside farms solely operated by these workers. The National Security Council’s National Operations Management Centre deputy director Assistant Commissioner Mohd. Shaharudin Baharom confirmed to The Mole today that his team had discovered the farms at Kampung 5 in Batu 9....

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Kajang flood mystery no more
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 6, 2015: If what a gelogist says is correct, then the main cause of the frequent flooding in Kajang since recent years is a river straigtheningproject.   ...

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MIC may get a lifeline to solve crisis
Monday, January 5, 2015

PUTRAJAYA – January 5, 2015: As the MIC may be given a reprieve to try and resolve its internal imbroglion, one of its leaders is accusing a "hidden hand" of trying to manipulate the affairs of the party. Datuk M. Saravanan, one of three vice-presidents who must face re-election, contends that a lawyer who has no business with the party is the one who's been influencing party president Datuk Seri G....

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Floods: Situation better in Peninsula, unchanged in Sabah
Monday, January 5, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 5, 2015: The flood situation in Pahang, Kelantan, Perak and Johor is getting better but there was no change in the number of flood evacuees in Sabah as at 10pm last night.

The number of flood evacuees in PAHANG dropped slightly to 31,921 people as compared to 33,342 people yesterday evening.           
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EC proposes increase of constituencies in Sarawak to 82
Monday, January 5, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- January 5, 2015: The Election Commission (EC) proposes to increase of the number of state seats in Sarawak by 11 seats, from the current 71 to 82.

EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said proposal was in accordance with an amendment to the state constitution on Dec 5, 2014.

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Collaboration between state and federal govt a success
Monday, January 5, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 5, 2015: The close collaboration between the state and the federal government via a 'common central' in addressing the floods in Kelantan has been a major success.

President of Islamic Dakwah Foundation Malaysia (YADIM), Senator Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the success was seen with the formation of the Kelantan Floods Committee, which was not influenced by political prejudice....

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