Politics

Kassim Ahmad fails to stay proceedings; trial in October
Thursday, July 17, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, July 17 -- 2014: Political and social activist Kassim Ahmad, who was charged for insulting Islam, failed today to prevent the Federal Territories Syarie chief prosecutor from pursuing his case in the Syariah High Court here.
 
A three-member panel chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif rejected Kassim's application to stay the Civil High Court's refusal...

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Malaysian leaders unite in condemning Israel attack in Gaza
Thursday, July 10, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Political leaders from both sides of the political divide were united in condemning Israel as its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip entered its third day on Thursday. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak in condemning Israel’s attacks on the Palestinians demanded for an immediate cessation of military operations on Gaza. ...

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First meeting of federal-level hudud technical committee starts Thursday
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KOTA BAHARU: The Federal Level Technical Committee created to study the implementation of hudud law or the Syariah Criminal Code (II) Enactment 1993 in Kelantan, will hold its first meeting tomorrow.Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar, Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said it would be held after the meeting with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom in Putrajaya on Thursday....

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Water deal "protected", signing in 2 weeks
Thursday, July 17, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has assured that the state water restructuring deal is "protected" in any circumstances and is expected to be finalised in the next two weeks.
According to him, the details of the deal remains firm, allaying concerns of the restructuring stalling or being renegotiated if Abdul Khalid were to step down as mentri besar....

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Likas assemblyman suspended for six months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KOTA KINABALU, July 16 -- 2014: Assemblyman Junz Wong (DAP-Likas) was today suspended for six months from the Sabah state assembly for failing to preserve the honour and sanctity of the house.
 
When tabling the motion, state Special Tasks Minister Datuk Teo Chee Kang said Wong had uploaded the picture of an injured woman who claimed to have been robbed and injured at a shopping centre here...

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No discussion on a female Mentri Besar for Selangor: Pas
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Pas deputy commissioner Khalid Samad said there was no discussion between the state party leadership to reject or appoint a female Mentri Besar. Khalid told The Mole the party did not even discuss or have any names of candidates for the Mentri Besar post during its Pas’ central leadership meeting recently. ...

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Plaintiff ordered to testify in defamation suit against Pas president
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU: The High Court fixed Aug 25 and 26 for hearing the defamation suit by PKR candidate for the Bukit Besi state constituency, Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin, against PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.The date was set by Kuala Terengganu High Court Deputy Registrar, Rusita Md Lazim, with the plaintiff ordered to testify on the date of the trial....

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Pas will not accept Khalid
Monday, July 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali said it is ethically wrong for Pas to accept Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to join the party if he requested to do so.
 
Speaking to The Mole on Monday, Mustafa said: “We will not accept Khalid to join Pas. That is our stand.”
 
“It is just ethically wrong....

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Marine police corporal killed, colleague missing in an ambush in Semporna
Sunday, July 13, 2014

KOTA KINABALU: A Marine Police corporal was killed, while his colleague, a constable, was missing, believed to have been abducted, in an ambush by a group of armed-men at a resort in Pulau Mabul, Semporna, last night.Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) operations director Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun told Bernama today that the incident occurred at about 11.10 pm....

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Launch 2-pronged approach to deal with armed incursions in Sabah
Monday, July 14, 2014

In a statement to The Mole, MCA Central Committee member Datuk Lua Choon Han said:
 
Launch 2-pronged approach to deal with armed incursions in Sabah
 
"On behalf of MCA, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends’ of Corporal Abdul Rajah Jamuan who was killed in the line of duty by armed militants in Sabah on Saturday night.   
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