Politics

National Aquatic Centre needs improvements
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 13, 2015: The poor infrastructural condition at the National Aquatic Centre has affected the swimming training sessions as the swimmers begin their training as early as five in the morning.This was acknowledged by head coach Paul Birmingham, who mentioned that the lights were broken and sometimes the illumination was not good, disturbing the swimmers' focus while training....

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JKKK members to have flood simulation training
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DUNGUN – January 13, 2015: All Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) members will be compelled to undergo flood simulation training course with all agencies under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry to enable them to be more prepared to face disasters in the future.Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the course would highlight the standard operating procedures (SOP) to increase their level of preparedness....

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Too early to bash anti-terrorism plan
Monday, January 12, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 12, 2015: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has described the criticisms against the proposed anti-terrorism law as being premature and too soon to be judgmental.“It is very premature for them to criticise it, especially when it hasn't even been tabled.  ...

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Inaction stalls work of Selangor PAC
Friday, January 9, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 12, 2015: The Selangor government's Public Accounts Committee used to meet twice a month but it hasn't been so active in recent months.  In fact the committee hasn't been active for at least two months now. ...

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Three phases of settlements for flood victims
Monday, January 12, 2015

GUA MUSANG -- January 12, 2015: The Kelantan Post-Flood Committee will place the flood victims in settlements, to be made under three phases.

Its joint chairman, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the first phase involves the immediate placement of victims made homeless by the floods.

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No room to criticise party leaders at MIC HQ
Monday, January 12, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 12, 2015: Immediate changes are being implemented at the MIC headquarters (HQ) here that will, among others, see only the party's national leaders allowed to hold official press conferences there.

Those allowed to do so are MIC president, deputy president and vice-presidents as well as secretary-general and treasurer-general.
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Fresh election to save MIC?
Saturday, January 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 11, 2015: As MIC leaders continue to shoot each other in the foot, former Central Working Committee (CWC) member Datuk R.Ramanan said the only solution to revive the party is to hold a fresh overall election. He said a re-election on certain positions would not be able to solve the party’s predicament. ...

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AirAsia tipped to surmount first major crisis
Sunday, January 11, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 11, 2015: Until Flight QZ8501 went down everything had gone right during a spectacular 13-year run of success for AirAsia, which unlocked a booming market of budget travellers in the region.But as long as no serious safety lapses emerge, analysts say the robust and media-savvy business built up by the Malaysia-based group should help overcome its first major reversal....

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Strong wind, rough sea expected until tomorrow
Saturday, January 10, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- January 10, 2015: The category two strong wind and rough sea occurring in the waters of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor Timur, Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan currently are expected to persist until tomorrow.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the North-easterly wind with a speed of 50 to 60 kilometres per hour (kph) and waves of up to 4.5 metres high would be...

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Total immigrants repatriated exceeded target
Thursday, January 8, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – January 9, 2015: The 3+1 programme of the Immigration Department to repatriate Indonesian illegal immigrants who volunteer to return home surpassed expectations in the second half of last year. Of the 75,200 Indonesian sent home from July, 47,000 were under the 3+1 programme.  ...

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