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20/07 10:13 pm What? Malaysia To Be Kicked Out As Chairman of Commonwealth ? Majlis ..

British MP launches motion on 1MDB VETERAN British lawmaker Ann Clwyd launched an early day motion (EDM) to debate the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal in the House of Commons, London. notice of motion published on Wed, EDM on 1MDB slotted as item No. 212 on agenda House alarmed about misappropriation of billions from 1MDB including by Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley, said in the EDM. The EDM notes the ongoing investigations in a number of countries, ..

20/07 10:12 pm Hizbut Tahrir Illegal In Indonesia

Indon govt Wed disbanded Islamic organisation that wants caliphate revoked legal status of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia Jokowi decree to disband organisations threatening national unity . decree targeting hard-line Islamic organisations Hizbut Tahrir banned in Middle Eastern, Central Asian countries Hizbut Tahrir's rallies seeking prosecution of Ahok (Tjahaja Purnama) Purnama 1st Christian governor of Jakarta in 50 yrs, jailed two years Indonesia world's most populous Muslim-majority country, govt ..

20/07 10:11 pm Raising legal age limit for marriage not enough, says PAS

PAS ulama wing says a couple must also be given adequate knowledge about marriage before tying the knot. PETALING JAYA: PAS has agreed in principle with a proposal by women leaders of Pakatan Harapan (PH) for the government to raise the legal marriage age of Muslims, whether male or female, to 18, calling it a reasonable idea. Head of its ulama wing, Mahfodz Mohamed, said this was because those who got married when they were under 18 tended not to fully understand their rights and ..

20/07 10:09 pm RoS tells DAP to heed its order for re-election

RoS director-general says failing to do so will render any decision made by the party's CEC illegal. PUTRAJAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) wants DAP to abide by its instructions for the party to hold a re-election to choose office bearers for its central executive committee (CEC). Its director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah said if the party failed to do so, DAPs CEC will not be recognised and the committee will not be able to function legitimately. He said the RoS maintained its stand ..

20/07 10:08 pm DAP must abide by RoS order, says Salleh

Minister says what is happening to DAP is not unique to the party as Umno too had once been declared illegal by the courts. KUALA LUMPUR: DAP must abide by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) order to hold the partys central executive committee (CEC) re-election, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak. He said the situation was not unique to DAP as Umno had also once been declared illegal by the courts in the 1980s. To me, what is important is that all meeting matters of ..

20/07 10:05 pm Zahid Is Selling Out Umno But Tuan Ibrahim Is Not Selling Out PAS

According to the PAS grassroots, that story about Tuan Ibrahim selling out PAS to Pakatan Harapan is merely a rumour with no evidence to support that story and cannot be believed, while the story about Zahid selling out Umno to Pakatan Harapan, although is also just a rumour with no evidence to support that story, can be believed. NO HOLDS BARRED Raja Petra Kamarudin Over the last year the PAS grassroots have been discussing a very hot rumour. This very hot rumour is regarding the alleged rift ..

20/07 10:04 pm Arrests soon over FIC's hotel purchase, says MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will very soon make some arrests over the Felda Investment Corporation's (FIC) hotel purchase in London, says its chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad. "As what MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki had said, we are going to arrest some individuals soon, during working hours. Just wait," he said when pressed for the specific date of the arrest. Dzulkifli said this when met at the launch of drama series "Benteras", which is a collaboration between ..

20/07 10:03 pm Amnesty condemns Putrajaya's trend of deporting human rights activists

Amnesty International has condemned what it described as a growing trend by Putrajaya to deport human rights activists. This was afterBangladeshi human rights group Odhikar's secretary Adilur Rahman Khan was detained by immigration at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 4am and is set to be deported. "Adilur's detention is the latest in a series of cases where peaceful activists have been barred from entering the country, including Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong, Indonesian human ..

20/07 10:01 pm Kua: After 'betrayal', Harapan now answerable for Dr M's scandals

A veteran human rights activist has described the appointment of Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairperson of Pakatan Harapan, or in the former premier's own words "top dog" of the coalition as the biggest betrayal of the reformasi movement. Kua Kia Soong said it was bad enough when Harapan made an alliance with the unrepentant former autocrat. Well, now that Mahathir has been made the chairperson of the coalition, Harapan will have to answer for all his scandals. Harapan must be prepared for more ..

20/07 10:00 pm More indictments to come in Scorpene case, say NGOs

More French indictments are expected over alleged kickbacks from the 2002 sale of two Scorpene-class submarines to Malaysia, claim NGOs Suaram and C4. "We understand from our French lawyers that several more indictments are expected, before the probe wraps up and is brought before an open court," Suaram director Sevan Doraisamy and C4 director Cynthia Gabriel said in a joint statement today. Indictments under French law are not the same as indictments or charges as understood in American or ..

20/07 9:58 pm 'Increase minimum marriageable age to 18 for girls'

Pakatan Harapan women's wing wants the minimum marriageable age for girls to be raised to 18, bringing it on par with the current minimum age for boys. Amending the legislation that currently allows girls to marry at 16 would put an end to child marriages, said DAP Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching. Child marriage is not a fringe issue in Malaysia. There are nearly 9,000 such cases from 2010 to 2 - 6,268 Muslims and 2,775 non-Muslims. Children below the age of 18 are simply not emotionally, mentally and ..

20/07 9:57 pm Hindraf's suit against Zakir Naik for hearing on Sept 7

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today set Sept 7 to hear an originating summons filed by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairperson P Waytha Moorthy and 18 others on international preacher Dr Zakir Naik. Lawyer S Karthigesan, representing the 19 plaintiffs, told reporters that judge Azizah Nawawi fixed the date in chambers when the case came up for the mention. Karthigesan was met by reporters after the chamber proceeding of the case which was also attended by lawyer Adnan Seman, who ..

20/07 9:55 pm Ku Nan warns civil servants about 'curse' of leaking gov't secrets

Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has reminded civil servants not to leak classified government information. The minister said he is worried the civil servants would termakan sumpah (be cursed) due to the oath taken before assuming their positions. I am asking civil servants... all of whom have taken an oath. Don't be cursed because of this. If it is a government secret, don't spread it, he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. Responding to a question, Tengku ..

20/07 9:54 pm Many sneered at Felda during its early days

The journey of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) from resettling the rural poor to owning various global ventures is not as easy as some might think. It was established on July 1, 1956, for the development of land and relocation with the objective of poverty eradication through the cultivation of oil palm and rubber. The Felda economic development deputy director-general in Ab Ghani Mohd Ali said many sneered at the idea of Felda during its early days. Before Felda became as ..

20/07 9:52 pm Only China is in investment mode, says Johari

Malaysia accepted investments from China because it is the only major economy that is currently in "investment mode", said Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani. "Today, which other countries in the world right now are in investment mode? Tidak ada (none). "(But) China is in investment mode," he told reporters in Putrajaya today. He said this in response to warnings by CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairperson Nazir Razak that Malaysia's participation in China's One Belt, One Road ( Obor ) ..

20/07 9:51 pm Muhyiddin's Felda no longer Umno stronghold remarks 'merely propaganda'

Felda chairperson Shahrir Abdul Samad today dismissed as "mere propaganda" the claims by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin that 54 Felda settlements are no longer Umno strongholds. "This is his (Muhyiddin's) view, he is entitled to it. This is just propaganda, we both can come out with our respective propagandas," said Shahrir, who is the BN Backbenchers Council chairperson. He said that such a statement was nothing new, especially when the general election was looming, ..

20/07 9:46 pm Hadis open letter: Give Islamic approach a chance

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has questioned the reason certain non-Muslims are attempting to impose the ideologies of westerners such as Karl Marx and Adam Smith instead of their own respective religions. He also asked non-Muslims to give the Islamic approach a chance. Why can't they give the Islamic approach to politics, economy and society, without any compulsion to leave their religions, a try? "Even if they don't accept it, do not become an obstacle," he added in an open letter to ..

20/07 9:44 pm Bumi support for BN and Harapan almost even, Invoke survey claims

A survey by PKR-linked Invoke claims that Pakatan Harapan may be able to win the next election, with "Malay" support for the opposition bloc and BN almost neck and neck. According to the survey, support among Malays - which also included Sabah and Sarawak bumiputera - for Harapan is 36 percent, and BN 35 percent. Among Chinese and Indians, support for Harapan was at 53 percent and 42 percent respectively. Support for BN was at 22 percent among Chinese respondents, and 42 percent among Indians. ..

20/07 9:43 pm PAS leader returns fire, riddles PKR with examples of 'backstabbing'

A PAS leader has listed a series of incidents where PKR purportedly betrayed the political cooperation between the two parties. This was in response to PKR vice-president Tian Chua yesterday warning PAS not to test his party's patience following PAS setting its sights on the Permatang Pauh parliament seat in Penang. PAS central committee Mokhtar Senik, however, urged PKR to indulge in introspection with regard to the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections. During the by-elections, PKR had ..

20/07 1:44 pm Apandi dismisses childish Mahathirs call to swear on Quran

Dr Mahathir Mohamad maybe on his 2nd or 3rd childhood, I pity him, says Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali. PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali has dismissed further comments and accusations made against him by Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad, calling the former prime minister childish. In a posting on his blog yesterday, Mahathir had called for Apandi to swear on the Quran in a mosque if he had indeed not found any wrongdoing by Prime Minister Najib Razak in the ..

20/07 12:18 am Pelancong asing tak boleh ke Thailand tanpa 20,000 baht

Pihak berkuasa giat melakukan pemeriksaan rambang ke atas pelancong asing bagi memastikan mereka membawa wang tunai mencukupi untuk mengelakkan warganegara asing bekerja secara haram di Thailand. PETALING JAYA: Pelancong asing perlu membawa sekurang-kurangnya 20,000 baht (RM2,548) wang tunai bagi mengelakkan mereka dilarang memasuki Thailand. China Press melaporkan pihak berkuasa giat melakukan pemeriksaan rambang ke atas pelancong asing bagi memastikan mereka membawa wang tunai mencukupi untuk ..

20/07 12:15 am More timely RCIs need be instituted on govt affairs gone awry

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has given his consent for the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate Bank Negara Malaysias (BNM) foreign exchange market (forex) losses in the 1990s. The Prime Ministers Office (PMO) said yesterday the RCI was set up according to the Commission of Inquiry Act 1950 and had come into effect on July, 15, 2017. The commission will complete its investigation within three months, with a full report on the investigation to be ..

20/07 12:14 am Islamic institutions must focus on women and children

The issue of our rights and responsibilities as women in Islamhas often been distorted and become a subject of grave misunderstanding. This is partly due to the misinterpretation of Islamic teachings perpetuated by misogyny and patriarchy. Islamic laws are derived from the Quran, which is often regarded as the words of Allah and the sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) based on his deeds and endorsements. However, over the past several years, we have witnessed how certain laws have beenupheld with a ..

20/07 12:12 am Cops fail in remand bid against 28 Gatco settlers

The High Court in Seremban today refused to grant police permission to detain 28 settlers from Kampung Gatco, Bahau, for another three days. The group's lawyer, M Siveram, said High Court judge Siti Mariam Othman told both parties in chambers that she was concerned over the health of the detainees, many of whom are senior citizens. "She also said that the grounds for the remand application by the police were insufficient," Siveram told Malaysiakini. The 28 were detained on Tuesday, after ..

20/07 10:43 am Mahdzir: Guru ke taklimat, sekolah memandai arah murid bercuti

Menteri pendidikan berkata, tindakan sebuah sekolah di Ampang memberi cuti 2 hari kepada murid kerana guru menghadiri taklimat petugas pilihan raya, menyalahi amalan sejak sekian lama. PUTRAJAYA: Pemberitahuan untuk merehatkan murid atas alasan guru bertugas di luar kawasan sekolah seperti dikeluarkan sebuah sekolah di Ampang, Selangor bukan arahan Kementerian Pendidikan, kata menterinya, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. Mengulas pengedaran surat pemberitahuan di media sosial yang memaklumkan murid ..

20/07 10:42 am Sarawaks legal team to find out why Malaysia Agreement signed

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says the team headed for London will study the why of MA63 and the Cobbold Commission, adding that it is up to the sons of the original signatories to ensure it is properly implemented. KUCHING: The Sarawak legal team going to London will research on the objectives of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the Cobbold Commission Report. It will also look into references related to the states rights under MA63, Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said. The Borneo ..

20/07 10:40 am Islamic institutions must prioritise women and children

Islamic institutions must exercise impartiality and sound moral judgment when dealing with domestic violence, child custody cases, incest and child marriages. COMMENT By Syerleena Abdul Rashid The issue of women in Islam our rights and responsibilities have often been distorted and become a subject of grave misunderstanding. This is partly due to the misinterpretation of Islamic teachings perpetuated by misogyny and patriarchy. Islamic laws are derived from the Quran, which is often regarded as ..

20/07 10:39 am Mahathir era public transport systems went bust, says blogger

Lim Sian See says four major public transport systems implemented in the 1990s had to be bailed out by government in a matter of a few years. PETALING JAYA: A pro-government blogger has compared the achievement of Prime Minister Najib Razak in implementing public transport projects with those of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying all of the latters initiatives went bankrupt. Political blogger Lim Sian See took to Facebook yesterday to highlight the failures of the KL Monorail, ..

20/07 10:35 am Scrutinise China investments, Nazir urges government

Banker Mohd Nazir Razak has reportedly called for government scrutiny on the China-led investments under its One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative. The CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairperson is quoted by The Edge Financial Daily today as saying the projects - particularly the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) - should not only be measured in terms of the scale of the investment, but also on value proposition. I think it is very important that we get away from this traditional Malaysian ..

20/07 10:16 am PAS won't flay MO1, but wants public flogging for others

YOURSAY They should bring to book those who break the laws, irrespective of their status in society.' Public caning to teach society to shun crime, says PAS Think: Regardless of whether it is done in public or private, both shaming and caning are uncivilised acts and a lazy way to eliminate or reduce crime. Correcting a wrong with another wrong doesn't make a right just because it is legalised. It would be wiser to provide education and rehabilitation instead. And if someone is beyond education ..

20/07 10:14 am Jun Hoong wins historic gold medal at Fina World Championships

National elite diver Cheong Jun Hoong created history after becoming the first ever Malaysian athlete to secure the gold medal at the International Swimming Federation (Fina) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia). The 27-year-old Perakian, who is one-half member of the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist with Pandelela Rinong, scored 397.50 points in the women's 10m platform individual to ensure the national anthem 'Negaraku' was played at the Duna Arena. ..

20/07 9:18 am India Batal Paspot Zakir Naik : Zahid Tolong Bagi Zakir Naik Naik Satu ..

Here is more Zakir Naik news. The wheels of justice do keep turning. Tick tock, tick tock. India revoked passport of Zakir Naik ignored requests to be present before National Investigation Agency (NIA) Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) acted on request by NIA probing Zakir over terrorism and money laundering. accused of spreading hatred, funding terrorists and money laundering. banned from Canada, UK welcomed by Malaysia, where he enjoys permanent residency Zakir fled India in July 2016 after ..

20/07 9:17 am Turkey (Like Malaysia) Headed To Stone Age

Turkey rolls out new school curriculum without Darwin new school curriculum, exclude theory of evolution Erdogan subverting republics secular foundations. huge step in wrong direction for Turkeys schools an attempt to avoid raising generations who ask questions. Education Minister said no Darwins theory until university it is above students level evolution not part of school curriculum evolution rejected by Christian and Muslim creationists also obliges Turkey's Imam Hatip religious schools to ..

20/07 9:16 am Warisan wants tougher measures to prevent infectious diseases

Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking urges Sabah government to impose tighter border controls and mandatory health screening on immigrants. KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) has urged the Sabah government to implement thorough immigration screening and health checks on migrants in light of the increasing number of infectious diseases in the country. Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), leptospirosis and rabies are making a comeback despite the country having successfully ..

20/07 9:14 am Flying Doctor Jegathesan gembira Khairul pecah rekod 49 tahun

Bekas jaguh pecut negara itu tidak menyangka rekodnya boleh bertahan selama itu. KUALA LUMPUR: Bekas pemegang rekod kebangsaan acara lari 200m Tan Sri Dr M. Jegathesan, yang digelar Flying Doctor, berharap pelari pecut kebangsaan, Khairul Hafiz Jantan, akan mengikut jejak beliau memenangi pingat emas Sukan Asia suatu hari nanti. Pemenang 3 pingat emas pada Sukan Asia Bangkok 1966 itu, yang amat gembira dengan catatan masa 20.90 oleh Khairul Hafiz dan sekali gus memecah rekodnya selama 49 tahun, ..

19/07 10:27 pm 4 Issues We Discovered When A Study Was Used To Conclude That Malaysia Is ..

Provided by Vulcan Post Im not the kind of person who will stand up and get angry about negative Malaysia-directed content just for patriotisms sake. You can love a country, and not think in absolutes. You can love your country, and still want it to do better in certain aspects. I think thats normal. But what I am against is calling Malaysians out unfairly. There are articles based on a Stanford University study that have been going around branding Malaysians as the third laziest in their ..

19/07 10:25 pm Boarding schools part of Malays privilege, Perkasa says after ministers ..

Provided by Malay Mail Online Malay rights group Perkasa claimed today that fully residential schools (SBP) are part of special privileges afforded to the Malays, and warned against its abolishment. Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 Malay rights group Perkasa claimed today that fully residential schools (SBP) are part of special privileges afforded to the Malays, and warned against its abolishment. Responding to minister Khairy Jamaluddins recent remarks that it would only be fair to abolish ..

19/07 10:24 pm Judge disqualifies himself, so LGE, Phang case adjourned again

Provided by MToday News Sdn Bhd limguaneng-Phang-Li-Koon PUTRAJAYA: The appeal hearing of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon in a case related to their corruption trial was postponed for the second time after the judge disqualified himself. Court of Appeal judge Idrus Harun recused himself following an application by defence lawyers that an issue that would be raised in this appeal had been decided by the judge two weeks ago. There is merit in the application, ..

19/07 9:41 pm No Existing Defences Against Russia's New Hypersonic 7,400 KM/Hr Zircon ..

newest Russian missile Zircon leaves no chance for any warship cannot be destroyed by existing air defense systems modified version of BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile joint Russian-Indian design based on P-800 Onyx missile Zircon effective range of about 400 km Zircon missile quantum leap - an asymmetric weapon that can protect against nuclear attack US missile defense system looks obsolete April 2017 trial, 10-meter-long Zircon flew at Mach 8 absolutely impervious to current ..

19/07 9:39 pm Dont hide facts on problematic students, schools told

Police say school authoritaries should furnish them with the names of troubled students so they can receive counselling first. JOHOR BAHRU: Schools in the country have been asked not to hide crucial information from the police about troubled students especially those believed to be involved in either bullying or gangsterism. Johor police chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin said schools could directly assist the police in their efforts to prevent more students from falling into serious criminal ..

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