Politics

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“If the Act is repealed, it will be a legislative blunder by the government,” Law Expert Professor Salleh BuangThe Mole when contacted today.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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Sultan Sharafuddin will evaluate all Pas and PKR assemblymen for Mentri Besar post
Monday, September 8, 2014

Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has decided to evaluate all Selangor state assemblymen from Pakatan Rakyat in order to pick the most suitable candidate to become the next Mentri Besar. A statement by the Palace today said besides the names submitted Pas, PKR and DAP, the Sultan would also look at other qualified representatives as it was the prerogative of the Sultan to pick a Mentri Besar for the state....

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Shura Council will kill Pas, says Khalid Samad
Monday, September 8, 2014

Pas’ Shura Council will destroy the party if it decides to interfere in all daily operations and decisions.
 
Pas central committee member Khalid Samad said it was unusual if the council indeed had its hands in deciding who the next Selangor Menteri Besar would be.
 
“It is not normal for them to make a decision on behalf of regular executive functions....

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Unbecoming of a Chief Minister
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang, should stop behaving like an opposition leader, often confrontational and challenging the authority. Former DAP senior leader Wee Choo Keong said Lim, who is also DAP secretary general, was still behaving like an opposition member of yesteryears despite his current position as a chief minister. ...

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PasMa is just another NGO, say Pas leaders
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Several top Pas leaders have tried to downplay the birth and objective of Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa), while denying their involvement in the non-governmental organisation which appears like a Pas offshoot.
 
Calling it “just another NGO”, Pas central committee member Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said he was merely accepting an invitation to speak in a forum to be organised by the group on Sept 8 in Kuala Lumpur....

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