Politics

PasMa urged Hadi Awang to delegate power
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should delegate his responsibilities to his deputy if he cannot commit fully to the position.

PasMa or Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia, an offshoot of Pas that was formed a few months ago, said this was especially so with regards to Abdul Hadi’s commitment as a member of the Pakatan Rakyat presidential council.
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Addition to existing Syariah courts is timely, say Muslim lawyers
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Several Muslim lawyers believe that the establishment of a Syariah Federal Court would enable Syariah laws in the country to be equally coordinated.Association of Syarie Lawyers (PGSM) executive councillor Azmi Mohd Rais said since Syariah laws varied from one state to another, it was timely for the government to establish the Syariah Federal Court....

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PKR comes to Guan Eng's defence
Monday, November 17, 2014

PKR leaders have come to the defence of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in questioning Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s absence at Pakatan Rakyat presidential council meetings.PKR vice-president Dr Xavier Jayakumar said Abdul Hadi’s constant absence would implicate badly on Pakatan’s efficiency....

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Tourism Ministry proposes visa fee-free for tourists from China
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Tourism and Culture Ministry plans to introduce the visa fee-free (VFF) concept for tourists from China as part of efforts to achieve the target of drawing 29.4 million tourists to Malaysia next year.

Its minister Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said to date, six Asean countries had implemented the fee-free concept on visa applications from Chinese tourists which had proven to increase their number of arrivals to these countries....

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Rent subsidy assistance to ease burden of low income group in Kedah
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ALOR SETAR -- The Kedah Government will implement a rent subsidy assistance programme soon to alleviate the hardship of the low-income group in buying a house of their own.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the government realised the problem faced and was very much concerned with the plight of those who still could not afford to buy a house and were forced to rent....

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Maslan gives 1MDB documents to parliament speaker
Monday, November 17, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- November 17, 2014: Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan today submitted documents to the Dewan Rakyat speaker to prove that the government had not issued a guarantee letter to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to secure a RM9.6 billion loan.
 
Since he has done this, Maslan says PKR Member of Parliament for Pandan Rafizi Ramli should do likewise to support his allegation....

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Over 16,000 immigrants deported from Sabah so far this year
Monday, November 17, 2014

KOTA KINABALU -- November 17, 2014: A total of 16,208 illegal immigrants have been deported from Sabah so far this year. State National Security Council secretary Rodzi Md. Saad said that of the total, 12,636 were from the Philippines, 3,331 from Indonesia and 241 from other countries. ...

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Pas members in PasMa can contest in party elections if they wish to, says Nik Ammar
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Disgruntled Pas members in Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa) should contest in the next party elections instead of venting their frustrations through the non-governmental organisation.

Kelantan deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Ammar Nik Abdullah said PasMa president Datuk Phahrolrazi Mat Zawawi was free to contest against party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang or other president-hopefuls if he wishes to....

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Nik Aziz slams DAP for questioning Hadi's absence in meetings
Monday, November 17, 2014

KOTA BAHARU -- PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today slammed the DAP for questioning why PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang did not turn up for Pakatan Rakyat (PR)Presidential Council meetings.

He said this should not have happened as Abdul Hadi would have his reasons.

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BR1M part of BN election manifesto
Monday, November 17, 2014

PORT DICKSON -- The 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) was pledged in the Barisan Nasional's (BN) election manifesto for the 13th General Election with the BR1M payments to be made from 2014 till 2018, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

As such, he said, it cannot be withdrawn but must be continued.

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