Politics

Extradite Alvin Tan, law expert suggests
Monday, December 8, 2014

The government should work closely with the United States to extradite sex blogger Alvin Tan so that the fugitive could be brought back to face the law here, says a law expert.

Prof Salleh Buang said the revocation of Tan’s passport would only prevent him from moving from the US to another country.

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Syariah courts right place for Islamic cases
Monday, December 8, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 8, 2014: A minister has said that cases involving Islamic matters rightly should be heard in the Syariah courts as enshrined in the federal Constitution.
 
According to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, every court has been given specific jurisdiction and if there was any doubt over legal and court matters, reference should thus be made to the Constitution....

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Kit Siang a national treasure? Pooh......
Monday, December 8, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 12, 2014: DAP leaders have downplayed questions surrounding Lim Kit Siang’s long stay at the top in the opposition party while also suggesting that he should be treated as a national treasure. According to deputy secretary-general Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, Lim the advisor had stepped down as chairman 10 years ago but remained in a leadership role only as requested by the party....

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Fully independent MACC is key
Monday, December 8, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR – December 8, 2014: Some politicians have given differing views on the suggestion that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission be allowed to compel a person to declare his assets although he may not be under investigation. Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, the Sri Andalas assemblyman and a PKR vice-president, describes such power as being absolute and one that violates a person’s rights....

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Sedition probe over questioning of Permata puzzles legal experts
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Legal experts are puzzled over the issuance of warrant of investigation under the Sedition Act to a Selangor lawmaker for questioning the government-funded early childhood education programme Permata Negara, of which Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is the patron.Lawyer Datuk Mohd Haaziq Pillay said the matter should not be investigated under the Act as it did not violate any of its provisions....

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Letter to the people of Malaysia: Champion open debate and discourse on Islamic law
Monday, December 8, 2014

We, a group of concerned citizens of Malaysia, would like to express how disturbed and deeply dismayed we are over the continuing unresolved disputes on the position and application of Islamic laws in this country.The on-going debate over these matters displays a lack of clarity and understanding on the place of Islam within our constitutional democracy....

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Malaysia eyes higher CPI ranking
Friday, December 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on all Malaysians to fight corruption as Malaysia aspires to improve its position in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

Malaysia has moved up to 50th spot among 175 countries in the CPI 2014 ranking, up from the 53rd position, last year.
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Anwar's datukship revoked; court needs time for judgment
Thursday, December 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, December 4, 2014: Anwar Ibrahim's "Datuk Seri" title has been revoked by the Selangor palace effective last November 3. A statement by the palace said the opposition leader's title was revoked following his actions in questioning Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's authority during the Selangor mentri besar conflict. ...

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Government cleared of Sabah immigrants issue
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- December 3, 2014: An official Malaysian inquiry today cleared the country's long-ruling regime of involvement in a huge scheme to grant citizenship to illegal aliens in exchange for votes, drawing opposition accusations of a whitewash. Explosive allegations that aired in 2012 hearings detailed a systematic clandestine campaign begun in the state...

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Bar Council election not transparent, say contenders
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Bar Council’s election for the 2015 – 2016 term ended with controversy when running candidates were prevented from witnessing the entire vote-counting process.Contender Mohamad Reza Abu Hassan told The Mole that candidates were only allowed to see the process through a live video streaming if they signed a letter of undertaking (LOU)....

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