Politics

Najib announces ESSCom restructuring
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced a restructuring of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) with the setting up of two major components - security and defence management as well as enforcement and public action.
 
He said the security and defence management component was aimed at pooling the...

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Do gooders and Pakatan Rakyat politicians can help street dwellers
Monday, July 7, 2014

An article written by Norman Fernandez, the former Johor DAP deputy chairman, is definitely a good read and raised some salient points regarding the controversy the over homeless and soup kitchens.
 
The article had first ...

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Khalid not resigning as MB today
Monday, July 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Amidst widespread rumours that Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was seeking an audience with the Sultan of Selangor to tender his resignation as the Selangor Mentri Besar today, a close associate of  Khalid has dismissed them as a desperate act on the part of his detractors.
 
Menteri Besar Inc chief executive Faekah Husin who denied the rumours outright said in a text...

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Penang FDI – A tall statistical tale
Monday, July 7, 2014

I read with much amusement the debate between the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng and his fellow Penangite politician from the other side of the divide, on the status of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Penang.
 
The Chief Minister was adamant that FDI to Penang has increased since he came to power, and the numbers clearly supported his argument.
 
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Ousting Khalid; a party decision
Friday, July 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Shuhaimi Shafiei says it is a party decision to want to remove Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Mentri Besar. As such, Shuhaimi said, the issue for him and several other PKR leaders being labelled as “budak nakal (naughty boys) or "Khalid’s detractors" did not arise when they initiated moves to topple Khalid from his post....

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DAP lawmaker says more highways will worsen water issue in Selangor
Friday, July 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's MP for Klang Charles Santiago says the Selangor Government’s “approval in principal” for the proposed integrated six expressways will exacerbate water scarcity in the state. Santiago said in a statement yesterday: “In particular, the construction of the East Klang Valley...

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Malaysia arrests another four suspected Tamil Tigers
Friday, July 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 -- 2014: Malaysian police today said they have arrested four more suspected Tamil Tiger separatists, including a man allegedly involved in the attempted assassination of a former Sri Lankan president. The arrests come after three Sri Lankans, including two refugees, were deported in May amid a crackdown on suspected militants, prompting criticism from the United Nations refugee agency....

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No discussion between Hadi and Anwar on ousting Khalid
Friday, July 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, political secretary to Pas president, has denied a news report that Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had held talks with Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on efforts to remove Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Mentri Besar. The party’s news organ Harakah Daily ...

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Stop riding on DAP issues to be popular, MCA told
Thursday, July 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA leaders should speak in the best interest of all Malaysians and remove itself from communal-based thinking when addressing any arising issues, or risk being accused of riding on the "DAP sentiment", a political analyst says.
 
Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak said MCA should look into all aspects of these issues before making statements that would damage the image of the government and its political partners....

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Diligent lecturer with shadowy links to terror groups
Friday, July 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : A university professor turned fugitive, among the five Malaysian suspects wanted by police for involvement in militant activities in Syria and the Philippines seems to be a contrast in character, carrying out his duty diligently as a lecturer and staying well out of trouble.
 
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