Politics

BFF not for political gains
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some lawyers have no objection to the idea of  forming a movement called Bona Fide Friends of Umno (BFF) but caution against exploitation by self-serving political parties.

Lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz reasoned that it was important for the group to distance itself from political influence....

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Flood victims in Terengganu rise to 5,550
Friday, November 21, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The number of flood victims in Terengganu being moved to flood evacuation centres have risen to 5,550 this morning from 4,813 last night.

Terengganu National Security Council acting secretary Roslina Ngah in a statement said five districts were affected by floods that entered the fourth day as at 9 am today.

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No politician, insider involved in illegal immigrant issue
Friday, November 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Immigration Department today (yesterday) confirmed that investigations on illegal immigrants entering the country are not linked to any politician or anyone within the department.

Immigration Deputy Director-General (Control Division) Datuk Sakib Kusmi said illegal immigrants were brought in by illegal agents through rat routes.
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Build-then-sell concept will cause house price hike
Friday, November 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Forced adoption of the build-then-sell concept on housing developers can lead to the price pressure phenomenon which will lead to a hike in the price of houses in the country.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said that was why the government decided not to compel housing developers to adopt the concept as it would also cause a reduction in the supply of houses....

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After Vell Paari, T.Mohan tells Palanivel to resign
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another MIC member has come out in the open to call for the resignation of party president Datuk Seri G.Palanivel over his lack of leadership of the party.

Former MIC Youth chief Datuk T.Mohan said he agreed with party strategic director...

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BN politicians must exercise restraint, says Soi Lek
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Following a recent remark by an MCA leader reminding Umno to be mindful of its language, a former president of the Chinese party has advised politicians to exercise restraint instead of being confrontational.

According to immediate past president of MCA Tan Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek, leaders within the Barisan Nasional coalition should not seek political fame at the coalition’s expense....

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AG slams lawyer, journo over interracial marriage slur
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A lawyer, an active critic of the Barisan Nasional Government, ended up at the receiving end today after stirring up a heated controversy on Twitter about Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. He not only told Gani Patail to be ashamed of himself for allegedly saying "interracial marriages have put national harmony at risk" but also attempted to whip up netizen’s sentiments against the AG....

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ESSCOM demolish 31 houses in smugglers' nest
Thursday, November 20, 2014

TAWAU -- The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) demolished 31 houses at a squatter area believed to be a smugglers' nest in Kampung Jelutung Sungai Udin, Merotai here, during an operation on Sunday.

Its commander Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said various security and enforcement agencies joined ESSCOM in its 31st 'Ops Gasak' operation to curb smuggling in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone)....

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Cameron Highlands to remain on tourism map
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Tourism Ministry will form a specialised team to thoroughly investigate any tourist destination proposed by the states to determine if one is safe and suitable to be designated as such.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz however said the safety of tourists was not solely the ministry’s responsibility....

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Umno scoffs at Ti Lian Ker's reminder
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Umno leaders have scoffed at a “gentle reminder” by an MCA politician for Umno delegates to mind their words at the party’s general assembly so that their rhetoric would not hurt the feelings of Malaysians.

Klang Umno division chief Datuk Nasaruddin M.Zin finds the statement amusing as Umno never had the intention to hurt anyone in its assemblies....

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