Politics

Malay Reserve land is no longer reserved
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Greedy Malay politicians and the incompetence of state land offices are believed to be reasons behind the depletion of Malay Reserve land in the country. Even certain Menteris Besar are being accused of closing an eye when it comes to disposing Malay Reserve land for a higher price. Raub member of parliament Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz believes...

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Malaysia welcomes Arbitral Tribunal's decision, says Najib
Saturday, November 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia welcomed an arbitral tribunal's decision that a joint investment company of Malaysia and Singapore would not be conditionally liable to pay development charges on the former Malayan Railway parcels of land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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BN identifying talented candidates for GE14
Saturday, November 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Barisan Nasional (BN) is in the process of identifying talented individuals who are potential candidates for the 14th general election (GE14).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also BN chairman, said this was among the early preparations in facing GE14.

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Bar Council maintains stand prohibiting ex-judges from appearing as lawyers in court
Friday, October 31, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian Bar today maintained its stand on prohibiting ex-judges from appearing as counsel in court, as was stated in its March 15 resolution.Its president Christopher Leong in a statement said, notwithstanding the concerns of the Bar on this issue, which was articulated in court, the Federal Court had ruled that there is nothing presently in law that prohibited a retired judge from appearing as counsel in court. ...

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AG: "Extreme situations warrant prosecution intervention on sedition"
Thursday, October 30, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, October 30, 2014: The country's top prosecutor says prosecution intervention on seditious issues is deemed neccesary as the situation has become too extreme.
 
According to Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, the level of tolerance and understanding which exist among the people in the country is being eroded and this might affect current and future generations....

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Sodomy appeal : submissions on DNA samples to continue
Thursday, October 30, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- The hearing of the final appeal of PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim entered its third day today with his lawyers continuing to persuade the Federal Court Judges to free Anwar from a sodomy charge.

Top man in the judiciary, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria is leading a five-member panel comprising Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Abdull Hamid Embong, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar and Datuk Ramly Ali....

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Gerakan Youth: "Sri Ram's role in Anwar appeal against Bar's resolution"
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- October 29, 2014: The Malaysian Bar should clarify why it is silent on the appointment of retired Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as part of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defence team in his sodomy appeal. Gerakan youth chief Tan Keng Liang in a statement today said Sri Ram's role is against the resolution passed by the...

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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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