Politics

MH370:Australia drafting pact to be 'accredited representative' in missing airline probe (Updated)
Friday, April 4, 2014

PERTH: Australia said today it is drafting a comprehensive agreement to serve as an "accredited representative" in the investigation into a missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight.      Angus Houston, the chief co-ordinator of the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) based here, said the agreement would enable the country to support Malaysia in the investigation into Flight MH370 in accordance with international law. ...

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DAP and PKR – foe or friend of Malaysia?
Friday, April 4, 2014

In an article emailed to the Editor, Datuk Huan Cheng Guan wrote:   
 
"History and literature have given us ample examples of how real friends stand with those in suffering and pain whilst bloodthirsty and unstoppable foes stand by the sidelines mocking and jumping at every single opportunity to disparage their foes.
 
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Lim defends move to raise water tariffs
Thursday, April 3, 2014

GEORGE TOWN:Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the state government's move to increase water tariff is an effort to avoid water rationing in Penang.     He said the state government was compelled to increase water tariff which would force consumers to cut down on water consumption so that future generations would have a higher chance of avoiding water rationing. ...

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Pakatan partners are receptive to hudud, says Pas
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas MP for Shah Alam Khalid Samad said he was optimistic that the hudud (Islamic criminal code) championed by his party can be enforced and that its partners in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition will be receptive to it.

“It will be easier for the Pakatan coalition to accept hudud law because the Islamic criminal code will only be imposed on Muslims,” he told The Mole in a telephone interview....

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Gunmen abducted two from resort off Semporna
Thursday, April 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A 29-year-old Chinese national and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted from a resort off Semporna in Sabah last night.
 
The Star reported that the Chinese woman from Shanghai, and the 40-year-old Filipino worker at the resort were snatched by as many as six...

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PM Najib Razak's press conference remarks in Perth on MH370
Thursday, April 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:Following is the full text of the statement made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a press conference in Perth, Australia, on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370:     "I would like to start by thanking the men and women who are giving their all to find MH370.    ...

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ESSCOM Error
Thursday, April 3, 2014

When the government announced the formation of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM), I said to myself, “About bloody time!”.  
 
I imagined security sectors formed from Kudat to Sandakan to Lahad Datu to Semporna and Tawau, mirroring what we used to have along the Malaysian-Thai border during the Communist insurgency such as Kota Alfa, Kota Bravo, Kota Charlie and Kota Delta spanning Kuala Perlis to Tumpat. ...

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Race for PKR's presidency reeks of nepotism
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A political analyst says Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s move to contest for the party’s presidency shows that the PKR leadership is a hypocrite for practising nepotism even though he had criticised the Barisan Nasional Government of such practice.
 
“PKR highlighted cronyism and nepotism as their...

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MH370: More comprehensive caring programme for families of passengers needs to be formulated
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR : A more comprehensive caring programme for the families and relatives of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 needs to be formulated.     Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who has been appointed as a special officer to represent Malaysia in China to meet with family members of MH370 passengers, said the comprehensive caring...

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ROS urged to finalise investigation on alleged irregularity in DAP CEC election
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has been urged to immediately complete the investigation on the alleged cheating and irregularity in the reelection of the DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) which was taking almost one year.    The Penang Malay Congress (KMPP) president, Rahmad Isahak said the long time taken to...

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