Arkib untuk September, 2017

Farmers’ rep sings Najib praise, promises support

The National Farmers Association (Nafas) today heaped praises on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, stating that it does not forget the various contributions the premier has made for farmers and fishermen alike. Nafas chairperson Saipol Bahari Suib, in his speech at the National Farmers and Fishermen Day in Serdang today, listed down the contributions, among […]

September 28, 2017 1:46 pm - Susan Loo

M’sia bars citizens from entering N Korea

Putrajaya has banned Malaysians from travelling to North Korea following the hermit state’s recent missile tests. “This decision is taken in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests. “The travel ban will be reviewed once the situation has returned to normal,” Wisma Putra said in […]

1:46 pm - Susan Loo

Discrimination has always existed here, says lawyer

What is the difference between Muslims-only laundrettes, Chinese-only roommates and apartment management directives on “not to rent to Africans”? This rhetorical question was posed by lawyer Syahredzan Johan in a Twitter posting yesterday, to which his answer was: none. “Basically all three are discrimination… in different spheres,” he said to Malaysiakini, when asked to elaborate on […]

1:46 pm - Susan Loo

Low: Candidate vetting by MACC isn’t political meddling

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) proposed vetting of election candidates is not meant as political interference, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low. Low said that the opposition has the option to not send in their candidate list for the 14th General Election to MACC for screening. He was addressing concerns raised by […]

1:46 pm - Susan Loo

We’ll cooperate on RM40m embezzlement, says Riot

Human Resources Minister Richard Riot Jaem has pledged that his ministry will give full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation into the alleged embezzlement of money from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK). “Let MACC do its work. We cannot meddle, but as far as we are concerned, the ministry will give its […]

1:46 pm - Susan Loo

Najib: I’m responsible for getting durian exported to China

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today proclaimed himself as the one responsible for getting the national fruit, durian exported to China. In his speech at the National Farmers and Fishermen Day in Serdang today, Najib recounted a previous visit to Chow Kit, which saw durian being sold for RM1 per fruit. “But today, the ‘musang […]

1:45 pm - Susan Loo

Sinar Harian survey: Azmin has 55pct approval rating

A survey by Malay daily Sinar Harian has shown that Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has a 55 percent approval rate. Of the 550 respondents surveyed, 37 percent have no confidence in Azmin and want him replaced. According to the daily, respondents believed that Azmin is a “clever” politician with credibility, who serves Selangorians and spends […]

1:45 pm - Susan Loo

NewGen hits the road to convince minorities of Harapan

After pledging to help Pakatan Harapan capture marginal seats last week, the NewGen Party has unveiled its 14th General Election roadmap, which includes a series of “mega-ceramahs” around the country. Deputy president Francis Rajahh said these ceramahs will be held in marginal constituencies to convince minorities to vote for Harapan. “Starting Nov 1, we will travel to Kuala […]

1:45 pm - Susan Loo

Has Najib played all his trump cards?

QUESTION TIME | Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak faces a number of major problems with respect to the forthcoming general elections which have to be held by August next year at the latest, less than one year from now. His biggest headache is how to counter negative public perception effectively through means such as announcements, deals […]

1:45 pm - Susan Loo

Political funding bill: Complicated, but not difficult, says Low

Putrajaya has not encountered any difficulty in formulating a law to regulate political funding despite the complexity of its nature, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low said. “It’s quite a complicated bill that requires a lot of further consultation. “No difficulty. We are working on it,” Low said. He said the proposed Political […]

1:45 pm - Susan Loo

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