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2 more media staff held under Sedition Act released

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two media staff of a news portal arrested yesterday over a report allegedly linking the Conference of Rulers to the issue of the proposed implementation of the hudud law in PAS-led Kelantan were released on police bail today. Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Zainuddin Ahmad, when contacted, said the staff, aged 47 and 56, were released at ... Read More »

#KitaLawan to rally against GST


KUALA LUMPUR – The organisers of the #KitaLawan rally series will hold another mass protest this May 1 against the goods and services tax (GST) which, the group claims, has burdened those who were previously exempted from paying taxes and increased the cost of living. Rally organisers said that students and retirees, who previously were not taxed, will now be ... Read More »

Royal pardon for Anwar Ibrahim rejected


The Pardons Board has rejected a petition from jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, his lawyers said today. The petition was filed by Anwar’s family in February after his sentence was upheld by the Federal Court. There was no immediate comment about the ruling from Malaysia’s government, Reuters reported today. ... Read More »

Govt trying to get more than 800 Malaysians out of Yemen


KOTA KINABALU – The government is trying to evacuate 879 Malaysian citizens out of Yemen as soon as possible, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. He said his ministry and the Malaysian embassy in Sanaa were still discussing with the Yemeni government on the best way to bring them out of the strife-torn country, whether by air or land. ... Read More »

UMNO Youth sets up health unit to monitor GST


KUALA LUMPUR - Umno Youth has set up a health unit to monitor private hospitals and clinics on the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on services to consumers. Its special task bureau chairman, Syamsul Baharin Putra Ahmad Shibi told reporters here on Tuesday, the unit would start operations today, in line with the GST implementation nationwide. He said ... Read More »

3 TMI editors released


KUALA LUMPUR – Three editors with news portal The Malaysian Insider (TMI) arrested yesterday for sedition are now free to go after spending a night in the Dang Wangi district police station. The news portal reported that its managing editor Lionel Morais, Bahasa Malaysia news editor Amin Iskandar and features and analysis editor Zulkifli Sulong were released at 8.20pm. Lawyer for the ... Read More »

MCMC question TMI staff over hudud article


PETALING JAYA – The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are recording statements from management and staff of The Malaysian Insider (TMI), involved in the publishing of an article on hudud and the Conference of Rulers. Those arrested including The Edge publisher Ho Kay Tat, TMI managing editor Lionel Morais and senior editors Amin Iskandar and Zulkifli Sulong are still ... Read More »

SJKT new building projects to be completed by end of 2016


SEREMBAN – The Education Ministry is optimistic that all 39 new building and extension building projects for all the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) nationwide will be completed by the end of next year. Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan said all the projects were under the special packages plan 2012 which involved an allocation of RM216 million. “A total ... Read More »

Nik Nazmi sues AG, government


KUALA LUMPUR – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad filed a civil suit against Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and the government for malicious prosecution linked to his Blackout 505 charging. The Seri Setia assemblyman filed the suit through his lawyers Eric Paulsen and Melissa Sasidaran at the High Court registry here early this afternoon. ... Read More »

Pan Borneo highway to be toll-free – Najib


The Pan Borneo highway will be toll-free, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. He said the highway was the main artery connecting Sarawak and Sabah and there were no alternative routes between the two states. This was unlike the case in peninsular Malaysia where the North-South Expressway was the main link and there were many alternative routes, he ... Read More »

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