Politics

Cameron Highlands landslides not MACC's fault
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SlopeWatch advisor Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam’s move to slam the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over repeated cases of landslides in Cameron Highlands has sparked anger among political observers and commission members.

Blogger Zakir Mohamed, better known as “Big Dog,” told The Mole that Ramon’s statement was just a cheap publicity stunt.
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Selangor govt returns water assets to the people, says Azmin
Thursday, November 13, 2014

SHAH ALAM-- The Selangor government has returned a large portion of the water industry and assets to the people after a share purchase between Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) and Puncak Niaga Holdings Sdn Bhd (PNHB) was finalised yesterday (Tuesday), said Selangor Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali.

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AG gives ok to act on officer's embezzlement
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- November 12, 2014: The Attorney-General's Chambers has given permission to the Ministry of Finance to act against the officer who embezzled RM995,031.41 of unclaimed money in 2011 from the Accountant-General's Department.
 
The ministry's deputy secretary-general Datuk Mat Nor Nawi confirmed that the AG's approval was received on September 18....

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Hudud cuts deeper, DAP ready to walk alone
Friday, November 7, 2014

Pakatan Rakyat would fall apart before the next general elections if Pas remains adamant about implementing hudud in Malaysia, says DAP Publicity chief Tony Pua.
 
Pua hinted that the Islamist party’s insistence for hudud would cause to the end of Pakatan, but stopped short at saying who would be the first to leave.
 
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GST must go on but public debt demands scrutiny
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The government should proceed to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as it has been on the government’s to-do-list for quite some time, says Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed. Nur Jazlan thinks that further delay would only cause negative impact on government revenue. The three-term MP was asked to comment on Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s...

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TPPA is about geopolitics not free trade, says Tun Daim
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The main aim of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is to contain the rise of China as an economic power, says former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin. Stressing that he was against the idea of Malaysia inking the US-promoted agreement, Tun Daim pointed that with the Republicans taking control of the US Congress the push for TPPA would get harder. ...

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PR1MA/GST given thumbs up, concerns over low wages and civil service
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s open letter to members of parliament expressing concerns over national policies and economic management of the country has ignited a healthy debate and drawn mixed responses.While there is agreement to Tengku Razaleigh’s concerns, the Government is generally seen to be inching in the right direction....

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Najib presses Putin to help access MH17 crash site
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BEIJING -- November 11, 2014: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to help grant full access to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to allow for a full investigation of the incident.
 
He said more had to be done before the case could be concluded and expressed the hope that both parties, Russia and Ukraine, would observe that....

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Sarawak to have more state constituencies
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

KUCHING -- November 11, 2014: A bill to increase the number of state constituencies in Sarawak from 71 to 82 was passed in the state assembly today.
 
When tabling the Dewan Undangan Negeri (Composition of Membership) Bill 2014, state Housing and Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the increase was principally due to the growing voting population following an increase in the...

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Selangor has yet to implement 494 development projects under 10MP
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- The Selangor government has yet to begin implementing 494 or 64.7 per cent of the 763 development projects approved under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP).

According to the Auditor-General's Report 2013 Series 3, among the projects were the upgrading of roads and routes involving a cost of RM250 million.

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