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No improvement in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang flood situations


KUALA LUMPUR - Flood situations in the east coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang have showed no improvement, with the number of evacuees in Kelantan increasing drastically to 18,812 people this morning compared to 15,002 people last night. In KOTA BARU, according to the state government flood portal at 8.30am, the number of flood victims increased in Tumpat as water ... Read More »

Political powers of the Malays weakened – Dr M


The Malays’ grip on politics is weak due to disunity, prompting them to beg other races for support to remain in power, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the Malays who made up 60% of the population should be politically dominant. But that power has weakened. “Now Umno, PKR, and PAS have to beg for support ... Read More »

Govt to focus on increasing income and reducing disparity – Najib


PUTRAJAYA – The government will focus on the twin aspects of increasing income based on productivity and reducing income disparity in the quest towards driving the nation to developed status. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia’s economy needs to be based on the majority of the people being able to feel that their income is increasing in ... Read More »

Hudud: Guan Eng hit out at PAS


PAS’s defence in wanting to implement hudud or the Islamic penal code in Kelantan has provoked the DAP’s ire which led the party to call the move, among others, “dishonourable” and “fallacious”. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that while the Islamist party could pursue its hudud agenda democratically, it must do so within the framework of Pakatan Rakyat, of ... Read More »

Malaysia, Australia to counter transnational crime


LANGKAWI –  Malaysia and Australia are joining forces to fight transnational crimes following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here today. The MoU was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Australia’s Immigration and Border Protection Minister, Scott Morrison, which will see both countries extending cooperation among enforcement agencies, including policy and legal aspects. ... Read More »

12 items in X’mas price control list


SRI AMAN – The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has announced the ceiling price for 12 controlled items under the Christmas Festival Price Control Scheme, which will be enforced for five days beginning Dec 23. Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said traders were required to sell the affected items based on the stipulated price and to tag them with ... Read More »

Malaysia condemns Pakistan school massacre


PETALING JAYA – Malaysia strongly condemns the attack on the Army School and Degree College in Peshwar, Pakistan on Tuesday, which took the lives of 141 people and is willing to support the country in its peace-building efforts. The Foreign Affairs Ministry conveyed the message in a statement, saying that the senseless killings and attack on the school was inhumane ... Read More »

PAS urges DAP, PKR to learn about hudud


SHAH ALAM – Selangor PAS has urged DAP and PKR politicians to acquire a deeper understanding of hudud legislation before opposing it. They should not let political perceptions confuse them, said Ahmad Yunus Hairi, the Selangor Exco for Religious Affairs. “It looks like the play on perceptions is splitting the public as well as the leadership,” he said. “For example, ... Read More »

Flood: 2 more deaths in Kelantan

Residents in a boat pass a submerged car as they evacuate their flooded home at the village of Kampong Jawa

KOTA BARU – Two more people died in the floods in Kelantan, bringing the total death tally to three, with one person missing so far. A spokesman for the state Fire and Rescue Department said the body of the first victim, identified as Mohd Isa Hamat, 40, was found at Kampung Kubang Rusa in Bukit Gading, Tanah Merah about 3am ... Read More »

Year full of political drama for Pakatan Rakyat


KUALA LUMPUR – Year after year, the opposition coalition made up of PAS, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and DAP has exposed its inability to come across as a truly united front within the fabric of cooperation touted by the three political allies. The accord that the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners had forged in 2008 has failed to build unwavering trust ... Read More »

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