Politics

"Moderation is not pluralism & liberalism"
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 16, 2014: Concerns are being expressed that the moderation concept may have been hijacked to suit other agendas.
 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) geostrategist, associate professor Azmi Hassan in fact is certain this is already happening.
 
Azmi said the concept...

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Perkasa sees itself on the same page with Umno
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 16, 2014: Perkasa has defended its president’s language at the organisation’s general assembly on Sunday, maintaining that it was simply a response to the hard criticisms directed at it.
 
Secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali pointed out that Umno’s frontliners had been attacking Perkasa mercilessly although both are fighting the same causes.
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Government critics may have noble intentions
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 16, 2014: The government is asked to view criticisms constructively but at the same time to be wary of extreme views.
 
In response to the points raised in a letter to the press by a group of 25 mainly senior former civil servants, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak senior lecturer Dr Jeniri Amir said the group and others like former Election Commission chairman and Perkasa...

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Pakatan shouldn't be thinking about next PM
Monday, December 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 15, 2014: One says it’s not an issue because the choice is obvious while another is agreeable to the suggestion that the opposition Pakatan Rakyat should be thinking of a prime minister-designate.
 
PKR vice-president Tian Chua thinks it’s all so unnecessary for Pakatan to talk about looking for names to be the nation’s No. 1 man because the man to be selected would be the opposition leader....

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Barisan needs media literacy to hold on to power
Monday, December 15, 2014

SHAH ALAM – December 15, 2014: What should the Barisan Nasional do to ensure that power remains in its hands after the 14th general election?
 
An academician from Universiti Sains Malaysia thinks he has the answer.
 
According to associate professor Mohamad Md....

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AG prosecutes, not politicians
Sunday, December 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 14, 2014: Two Barisan Nasional politicians have countered an Umno parliamentarian’s remarks on the Sedition Act 1948 to say that he is barking at the wrong tree. MCA Religious Harmony Bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker explicitly pointed out that the enforcement of the law is the responsibility of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, not the political leadership....

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Nur Jazlan: "Don't use Sedition Act to punish"
Friday, December 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 12, 2014: An Umno Parliamentarian has called on the government to be fair in applying the Sedition Act and not be perceived to be applying it selectively.               To Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, being selective is how he sees the Act is being used, with some he considers to have made seditious remarks not prosecuted....

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Was National Harmony Bill drafted with hidden agenda?
Friday, December 12, 2014

kUALA LUMPUR -- December 12, 2014: A law lecturer has claimed that some people involved in the drafting of the proposed national harmony law had a hidden agenda.But although she doesn't have any proof to back her claim, Associate Professor Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz says she came to this conclusion based on what she has seen....

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Five-tier Syariah court to be implemented soon
Friday, December 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The proposed implementation of the five-tier syariah court system could be realised soon, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

He said all the states had agreed to add two more tiers of syariah court to the current three.

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Traders banned from using 'Pre-GST Sales' tagline
Friday, December 12, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- Traders are prohibited from using the 'pre GST sales' tagline to promote sales of goods, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek.

He said the slogan could confuse consumers as if prices of goods will be rising as soon as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented in April next year.
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