Politics

The Dr Mahathir interview
Monday, June 16, 2014

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently gave an exclusive interview to The Mole and he was asked a wide range of questions.
 
In turn, the statesman, in his inimitable candour, offered insights to some of the issues that seem to have caught the nation's attention of late:
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Selangor Govt' fails to honour promise to prevent water shortage, says MCA
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Selangor Wanita MCA chairman Ong Chong Swen says the Selangor Government must be held accountable for yet another case of water disruption in the state.
 
In a statement emailed to The Mole, Ong said:
 
"After the recent water crisis in Selangor, the Pakatan state government had vowed to look into the water distribution system to prevent another water rationing exercise....

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Kassim Ahmad challenges prosecution's decision
Thursday, June 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Former political and social activist Dr Kassim Ahmad today filed an application for a judicial review to challenge the prosecution's decision to charge him of insulting Islam and disobeying orders of religious authorities.
 
Kassim, 81, who was present in court with his lawyer Abdullah Khubayb Awaluddin, filed the application in the office of the Registrar of the Court of Appeal and Special Powers through Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill....

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Unscheduled water disruptions - 700,000 households in KL, Selangor affected
Thursday, June 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 700,000 households in Gombak, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Hulu Langat and here are affected by the unscheduled water disruptions due to low water levels at water treatment plants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
 
Bernama  reported Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) in a statement on Thursday...

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New Cabinet members expressed gratitude over appointment
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: New Cabinet members expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak over their appointment.
 
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai tweeted: “Thank you @NajibRazak. MCA Ministers and Deputies will do our level best to perform and serve the nation.
 
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Three new Ministers, no one axed
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak today announced his new Cabinet line-up which saw the return of representatives from MCA and Gerakan while no one was dropped. In a special press conference on Wednesday, Najib announced MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as the Transport Minister, replacing Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein who had been the acting Transport Minister....

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Perkasa accuses GLCs of lacking in transparency
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Malay rights group Perkasa Malaysia Indigenous Organisation (Perkasa) has accused government linked companies (GLCs) of being opaque about their commitment to the agenda for the empowerment of Bumiputeras in the economy.
Perkasa VP Dr Zubir Harun said this lack of transparency will create a big economic gap between Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera and failure in the target to achieve RM1.7 trillion gross national income (GNI) by 2020....

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Hishammuddin volunteers to handle MH370 case
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is prepared to continue shouldering the mystery disappearance case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, even if a forthcoming Cabinet reshuffle brings in a new transport minister.He said the MH370 case is not that easy to be handed over to a new minister, even though the structures are in place....

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No truth in Topple Hadi Project
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A Selangor Pas leader has dismissed the state youth wing's claims that efforts are being made to topple party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. Pas' MP for Shah Alam Khalid Samad said there was no truth in Selangor Pas youth chief Syarhan Humaizi Abdul Halim's claims that moves were being undertaken to revive the "Projek Langgar Hadi (Topple Hadi Project)" which was originally initiated post 12th general election....

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MCA to Guan Eng: "Explain drop in FDI in Penang"
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In an email to The Mole, Penang MCA liaison committee deputy chairman Tan Teik Cheng urged Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng to explain the massive drop of the state's foreign direct investment (FDI) of up to 82% between 2010 to 2013.
 
Below is Tan's full statement:
 
"Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng owes Penangites an explanation on the...

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