Politics

MACC's Integrity Officers are free to operate without fear or favour
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Certified Integrity Officers (CeIOs) stationed at every ministry, department and agency are free to carry out their duties without fear or favour to enhance work place integrity. National Key Result Areas (NKRA) anti-corruption director Datuk Hisham Nordin said the ‘anti-corruption’ officers enjoyed enough authority and freedom to carry out their duties effectively. ...

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Sodomy appeal: defence continues with submission
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- The hearing of the sodomy appeal of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim resumed today, with his lawyers continuing to submit on why the Federal Court should overturn the PKR advisor's conviction and five-year jail term.

Three of Anwar's defence counsel indicated today that they would need a whole day for their submissions. Lead counsel Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram had given a lengthy submission yesterday....

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Anwar's supporters provoke police to remove barricades
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PUTRAJAYA --  About 400 supporters of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gathered in front of the Palace of Justice here for the second day hearing of his appeal against conviction for sodomy.

Barricades have been set up in front of the building to prevent...

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International panel agrees with MACC transformation
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- October 28, 2014: The International Review Panel (IRP) today concluded that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) transformation programme is in the right direction in terms of enforcement and prosecution.
 
Panellist Daniel Li Ming Chak, who is former deputy commissioner of the Hong Kong International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), said the MACC was...

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Pas president's defamation case adjourned
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The High Court in Kuala Terengganu has set Nov 23 for continuation of the RM2 million defamation trial involving Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and a former PKR election candidate.

Justice Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa adjourned the case today after a witness of the plaintiff, Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin, failed to turn up in court.   
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BN should change approach to tackle Chinese voters
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Barisan Nasional should stop playing the blame game and try changing its approach to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese community.
 
The ruling coalition must seriously look into its very own shortcomings and not merely point fingers for the declining support from the community that once stood strong with BN during trying times.
 
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Laws to prevent incitement must be maintained
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MELAKA -- It is important for laws to prevent incitement such as the Sedition Act be maintained to enable the authorities to take stern action against any quarters who made statements which hurt the feelings of the country's multiracial and multireligious society.Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who said this, stated that even if the Act were to be amended, the amendments should...

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Federal Court hears Anwar's final sodomy appeal
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- The final appeal of PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to set aside his five-year jail sentence for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, begins today.A five-member panel led by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria is now hearing submissions from Anwar's defence team of 14 lawyers led by Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram who was a former Federal Court judge....

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PR must change to remain relevant
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pakatan Rakyat must grab the opportunity of the ongoing ‘changes and differences’ to make room for fresh faces in the respective parties and the pact as a whole.
 
Political observers point that PR has to embrace the change it often preaches to remain as a strong political force in Malaysia.
 
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Mind your own business, Pas tells DAP
Friday, October 24, 2014

While other Pas leaders chose to pull the blanket on DAP’s renewed opposition against the implementation of hudud, Pas information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar has slammed the party over its 'intrusion' into Pas’ policy.Mahfuz, who is also the Pokok Sena member of parliament, said DAP should stop meddling in Pas' affairs and start upholding the spirit of democracy as they often preached. ...

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