Politics

Freedom of expression has limits, says Najib
Saturday, January 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 17, 2015: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said he would continue to impose limit to freedom of expression in order to maintain peace and harmony in the country.This is because unlimited freedom would cause severe repercussions, he said, as in the recent case of the terror attacks in France....

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IEM ready to draw up flood mitigation plan
Saturday, January 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 17, 2015: The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) is ready to draw up a flood mitigation master plan.to assist the federal and all state governments affected by the recent flood.Its president, Datuk Ir Lim Chow Hock, said the government should look into the most appropriate mechanism to formulate and implement the best management practices based on the concept of...

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Silence by moderates deafening
Friday, January 16, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - January 16, 2015: The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) today questioned the silence by some moderates following a lawyer's tweet against the Malaysian Islamic Religious Development Department (Jakim) which some consider to be insulting to Islam. Datuk Nadzim Johan, who claims to be the association's chief activist, said the moderates like Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir did not seem to have a problem with Paulsen’s action....

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Grant for study on disaster management
Friday, January 16, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- January 16, 2015: Realising the importance of disaster management following the recent floods, the Education Ministry has allocated M20 million as research grant to find a comprehensive and effective approach in managing disasters. Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in announcing the decision today, attributed the losses dand damage caused by the floods to lack of proper environmental research....

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Kg. Baru redevelopment protects rights of owners
Thursday, January 15, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 15, 2015: The Kampung Baru Comprehensive Development Master Plan was laucnhed today with the assurance that the settlement's redevelopment would not disregard the rights to property nor the original heirs.
 
At the event, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the drawing up of the master plan had gone through a tight process and engagements with the owners and inheritors of the land there....

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Zahid: "I acted within my power"
Thursday, January 15, 2015

PUTRAJAYA – January 15, 2015: Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today clarified that the letter written to the United State's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was not an endorsement or support letter but only to explain on the status of Malaysian citizen, Paul Phua.  He also said he has the authority to write the letter as his predecessor had also issued similar letter in the past....

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RMN vessels end search for crashed AirAsia flight
Thursday, January 15, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 15, 2015: The involvement of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessels in the search mission for the AirAsia Indonesia aircraft, flight QZ8501, officially ended at 6pm yesterday.

RMN chief, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said this followed the discovery of the main evidence, namely the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft in the Java Sea.
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Bloggers hammer into Paulsen
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 14, 2015: Many bloggers are taking aim at lawyer Eric Paulsen over what they describe as his insensitivity towards Islam and Muslims in the country. Some have taken to listing his past tweets, allegedly slanderous to Islam as well as religious figures and organisations. ...

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Almost 1,000 illegals arrested in Cameron Highlands
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CAMERON HIGHLANDS -- January 14, 2015: A total of 979 illegal foreign immigrants were arrested in a special integrated operation in Cameron Highlands between last Dec 4 and 31.Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim said the arrested illegals were then sent to the detention depots for further investigation and some of them had been repatriated to their countries of origin....

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Altantuya murder: Sirul Azhar believed to be in Australia
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 13, 2015: Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, one of the two policemen facing the gallows following the Federal Court's decision today to overturn their acquittal over the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu, is abroad, believed to be in Australia, according to a source.Sirul Azhar was not present when the Federal Court delivered its judgement....

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