Kit Siang: Najib Buckled Under Pressure To Extremists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Lim Kit Siang has described Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s sudden “U-turn” to retain the Sedition Act as “buckling under pressure” and succumbing to threats by Umno rightists and extremists. Not mincing his words in a press statement released this evening, the Gelang Patah Member of Parliament

Sedition Act Permanent, Reinforced – Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier announced that the Sedition Act 1948 will be maintained and strengthened to protect the wellbeing of the country. The Prime Minister said, the act would be improved by incorporating two important provisions that protect the sanctity of Islam and other

Ebola Shows WHO Needs Revamp, Says UN Reformer Rudd

AUSTRALIA, Nov 27 – The World Health Organization (WHO) needs reform to prevent a recurrence of crises such as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd said on Thursday. Rudd is leading a two-year study to suggest ways to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations system and

Gopeng Toll Plaza Closed To Heavy Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Entry to the North-South Highway via the Gopeng Toll Plaza has been closed to all heavy vehicles with height exceeding three metres from today till Saturday to facilitate maintenance work. Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama (PLUS) in a statement here said light vehicles and heavy vehicles not

More Bite To Defeat Terrorism

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – The government yesterday announced that it will amend and beef up existing security laws, as well as table a new one to combat the threat of militancy and terrorism posed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Presenting a White Paper on the subject on the penultimate

Dewan Rakyat Passed The Bill MAS

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – Dewan Rakyat today approved a Bill Malaysian Airline System Berhad (Administration) in 2014 to ensure the survival of the national carrier’s services. Bill, among others, seeks to provide for the administration of Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS), a wholly owned subsidiary and partial ownership. It

PDRM To Increase Women Intake By 30% In Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will increase its women intake by 30 per cent in five years. Acting Deputy Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Fuzi Harun said the PDRM had made it a priority to recruit more policewomen. “For the cadet inspector intake in January next

Thai Economy Set To Grow Over 4pc In Q4

BANGKOK, Nov 27 – Thailand’s economy is expected to grow slightly more than four per cent in the final quarter of this year from the same period a year ago due to improved exports and tourism, a senior official from the finance ministry said yesterday. That should put full-year growth

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