Politics

CIQ toll after thorough study, says Wahid
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NUSAJAYA, Aug 5 - Toll collection was introduced at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) for vehicles to Singapore after a study on the matter was carried out for more than two years, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.
           
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Khalid ready to face PKR probe
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Aug 5 - Embattled Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today he is prepared to be judged or investigated if anyone feels there have been irregularities in his administration of the state.           Nevertheless, he said, all such matters should be discussed with the utmost decorum and discipline as he always held to the principles of transparency and accountability....

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Pakatan will never compromise on core principles, says Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Much has been said over the past weeks on the possible break-up of Pakatan Rakyat particularly on account of the friction between PKR and PAS over the choice of Menteri Besar for Selangor.
 
Let me reiterate my position: Pakatan Rakyat will not break up because of the choice of MB but it can and it will break up if any of its component parties compromises on its core principles, of integrity, transparency and accountability in government....

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A deafening silence from our NGOs on Gaza
Monday, August 4, 2014

There is a gnawing question among groups of Malaysians lately on the lack, or absence even, of protests by non-governmental organisations  in the country against the  Zionist atrocities in Gaza that have killed some 2,000 civilians, the majority of whom are women and children.These groups are referring to self-proclaimed pro-democracy Malaysian NGOs  who were in the past involved in staging demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur....

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Immediate kins of MH17 victims to get US$50,000
Monday, August 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 -- 2014: The immediate family members of the victims of the shotdown Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 are expected to receive an advance compensation of US$50,000 (about RM160,000) at the soonest possible date.
 
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the payment would be made by MAS.
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Tun Dr Ismail - The man and the institution
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Today marks the 41st year since our nation witnessed the passing of one of our national heroes, Tun Dr Ismail. This was a man that personified strength, unity, tolerance, governance and rule of law. A principled man with a strict code of ethics, who would “even jail his own mother if she broke the law”, Tun Dr Ismail had his own philosophy and vision in what he envisioned Malaysia to be....

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Kelab Putera to send medical supplies for Gaza via Egypt
Saturday, August 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 - Looking at the uncertainties in the Gaza Strip, Kelab Putera 1Malaysia will send medical supplies to be stored at the Malaysian Embassy in Egypt temporarily before getting approval to enter the area.
 
The club's vice-president, Datuk Mohd Farid Hassan said the situation was getting worse and affecting the club's preparation to go to the area to distribute the supplies to the Gaza residents....

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Censoring the Internet
Friday, August 1, 2014

1. Not knowing the power of the Internet, I promised that we (speaking as the Prime Minister of Malaysia) would not censor it. But today I have changed my mind.
 
2. I have done so because the players, including those controlling the servers have been applying their own censorship of what can appear in this alternative media. I myself have suffered from such censorship.
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Agreement can resolve water issue in Selangor - DPM
Friday, August 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 - The signing of the 'Heads of Agreement' on the restructuring of the water industry in Selangor can resolve the water supply issue which lasted since 2008.
           
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the agreement can improve the management of water supply and implement the construction of Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRAL2) project....

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No water rationing in Selangor
Friday, August 1, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 1 - For the time being, the Selangor Government will not implement a scheduled water rationing programme to balance the supply of water in several areas, says Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
           
He also denied allegations that the water level at several dams in the state was below the minimum and a cause for concern....

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