Politics

IS terror threat causes worry in Southeast Asia
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Islamic State group's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.
 
Authorities in Indonesia -- the world's most populous Islamic country -- and Muslim-majority Malaysia have watched with alarm as scores, possibly even hundreds, of their nationals...

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Pas to be kicked out before Sarawak state election
Monday, September 29, 2014

Pas will most likely be kicked out from Pakatan Rakyat before the next Sarawak state elections. 
 
Judging from the current crisis in the loose coalition of Opposition parties, political analyst and academicians believe that DAP has initiated the move as Pas has become a liability to them.
 
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Do we still need the Sedition Act 1948?
Monday, September 29, 2014

"Criticism is based on the truth; in a Sedition, the truth is not at all critical. " - Anonymous

The early history of Malaysian journalism is punctuated with the detention of journalists - real journalists - under the Internal Security Act....

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Ex-MB Khalid ready to be probed
Monday, September 29, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- September 28, 2014: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is ready to be investigated over all agreements he signed when he was the chief executive of the state.
 
Khalid said this included the agreement over the restructuring of the water industry and the Canal City development.
 
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Pas bullied and backstabbed by PKR and DAP
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pas is being bullied by PKR and DAP by instigating Pakatan Rakyat supporters against the Islamist party, says Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz.
 
In his strong-worded and somewhat cynical Facebook status posting, the Pas central committee member and Pasir Mas Member of Parliament said Pas has been bullied since its inception.
 
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'Mala fide' against the Sedition Act?
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Investigations into seditious acts or speeches have no time limits and such investigations and prosecution could be carried out long after the crime was committed. Tan Sri Musa Hassan said there was no such thing as a deadline for investigations into criminal cases. “A criminal case has no time frame, even though the speech was made three years ago, it does not mean...

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Sultan: "Role not just ceremonial"
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor has reminded the people that the role of the sultan is not limited to ceremonial and official events but also to see that the state and its people achieve true peace and prosperity. He said a sultan has the very heavy responsibility of ensuring that the people in the state could enjoy quality of life but some politicians just could not understand the...

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One more for PKR, one less for PAS in Selangor exco
Friday, September 26, 2014

SHAH ALAM -- September 26, 2014: New Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali today announced his 10 state executive councillors, adding one to give PKR four posts, dropping one to give PAS three and retaining the three for the DAP.
 
He named three new faces - Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Seri Setia) and Amirudin Shari (Batu Caves) from PKR and Zaidy Abdul Talib (Taman Templer) of PAS...

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BN retains Pengkalan Kubor
Friday, September 26, 2014

TUMPAT -- September 25, 2014: Barisan Nasional (BN) defended the Pengkalan Kubor state seat when Mat Razi Mat Ail obtained a majority of 2,635 votes in the by-election today.
 
The majority obtained by Mat Razi is 899 more than the 1,736 obtained by the late Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar during the 13th general election last year.
 
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China's Uighur scholar jailed for life for separatism
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A prominent academic from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for "separatism", sparking international outrage over the "harsh" response to criticism of Beijing's policies in the restive Xinjiang region.
 
The EU, United States and human rights groups had all been calling for the release of Ilham Tohti, a persistent but moderate government critic who campaigned for minority rights in the vast western region....

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