Archive | December, 2008

MCMC warns stern action

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Dec 2008: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned of stern action against those publishing offensive and indecent content about race and religion online. Any action that constitutes a contravention of Malaysian laws in the offline world also constitutes an offence in the online world, including the internet, an MCMC [...]

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Manikavasagam quits Selangor PKR post

PETALING JAYA, 31 Dec 2008: Kapar Member of Parliament (MP) S Manikavasagam today resigned with immediate effect as Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy liaison chairperson citing disappointment over certain Selangor leaders for neglecting the people’s needs. He said his letter of resignation dated 31 Dec had been sent to Selangor Menteri Besar and Selangor [...]

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MCA opposes non-Muslim mandatory testing

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Dec 2008: The MCA’s government affairs monitoring bureau is against any plans to make it compulsory for non-Muslims to undergo human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening before getting married. Bureau head Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who is also the party deputy president, said: “We feel that it should not be made [...]

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Executives of melamine scandal stand trial

SHIJIAZHUANG, 31 Dec 2008: Four executives of Sanlu Group, the major dairy at the center of China’s tainted milk scandal, went on trial Wednesday at a court in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei Province, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shijiazhuang Intermediate People’s Court accused Tian Wenhua, Sanlu’s former board chairperson and general manager and three [...]

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Bargain hunting opportunities in 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Dec 2008: The Malaysian Investors’ Association is confident that the stock market next year will provide investors the opportunity for bargain hunting in blue chip companies. Its president Datuk Dr PHS Lim said companies which may perform well despite facing challenging times include fast food operator KFC, super market chain Jusco, food [...]

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Salary review for MACC staff

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Dec 2008: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said last night the government would review the salary scheme for officers and staff of the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) who will be absorbed into the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The MACC will be operational in January 2009. The Prime Minister said a committee headed by [...]

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