Politics

No more high rise buildings in Cameron Highlands, says Palanivel
Monday, November 17, 2014

CAMERON HIGHLANDS -- No more high rise buildings like hotels or condominiums in Cameron Highlands says Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

"A programme to plant one million trees will be activated. We are discussing with the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry and Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water....

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No intention to exclude all books from GST, says Ahmad Maslan
Sunday, November 16, 2014

The government has no intention to exclude all books from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for now as the list of taxable items has already been finalised.
 
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan told The Mole that it would be difficult to change the list because the government has decided on goods that were going to be charged with the GST.
 
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Residents in Cameron Highlands refuse to move
Sunday, November 16, 2014

CAMERON HIGHLANDS -- The proposed relocation of residents occupying the river banks and river reserves especially in Lembah Bertam, Ringlet where landslides and mud flood hit the area recently, is made difficult by the residents's refusal to move to a new area.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said although a new settlement could be created for these residents...

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No action on employers if illegals surrender before Jan 31
Sunday, November 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Employers hiring illegals who surrender them to the Malaysian Immigration Department before Dec 31 will not be penalised.

Immigration Department deputy director-general (Control division) Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the department gave its assurance that action would not be taken against employers who voluntarily hand over illegal immigrants in their employment.
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Sabahans appreciate federal govt, says Musa Aman
Sunday, November 16, 2014

KOTA KINABALU -- The people in Sabah highly appreciate the federal government's idea, initiative and commitment to set up an Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in the state, according to Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

"This is the beauty of working together, the state government and federal government moving as a team towards a development agenda for the wellbeing of the people," he said.
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Split views on Sedition Act as debate continues
Saturday, November 15, 2014

The debate on the Sedition Act 1948 continues as law experts voice out differing views on whether the Act should be retained, repealed or amended, following continuous pressure from political parties and non-governmental groups. Lawyer Datuk Mohd Haaziq Pillay said instead of repealing or amending the Act, the Federal Court should define and clarify on “what makes seditious remarks?”...

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Penang govt can't afford to spend more to help Penangites, says Guan Eng
Saturday, November 15, 2014

GEORGE TOWN -- The Penang government cannot "cough up" more to help the people in the state, including for transportation and healthcare because it cannot afford it, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Lim (DAP-Air Putih) told the State Assembly that this was due to the fact that the state government had already extended "gold" assistance focusing on certain target groups.
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Pas demands one legislative system for Muslims
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pas is demanding that all court cases involving Muslims be tried and decided in the Syariah Court.
 
Pas Syura Council secretary Datuk Nik Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh said there cannot be two types of laws for Muslims.

“We have seen that different systems in one country only clash and cause dispute.
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Najib hopes Malaysians support govt's role as Asean chairman
Friday, November 14, 2014

NAY PYI TAW -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hopes that when Malaysia takes over the task as ASEAN chairman next year, it will be supported by and receive the cooperation of the Malaysian people."Otherwise, it will be very difficult for us to achieve whatever we want to do when Malaysia becomes the chairman," he told Malaysian journalists after the conclusion of the 25th ASEAN Summit, here today (yesterday)....

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MACC adopts integrated approach to combat corruption
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More corruption cases will be exposed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in coming months as the commission enhances its approach and strategy in combating the crime.

The graft busters are expected to come down hard on individuals in government departments and agencies, private corporations as well as local councils who are found to be involved in corruption.
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