Archive | March, 2009

A leaner cabinet under Najib? (Updated)

(Updated 10:47pm, 31 March 2009) KUALA LUMPUR, 31 March 2009: Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is set to take over the prime ministership from Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, is expected to introduce a leaner cabinet, analysts said. They said that a smaller cabinet would be more in tune with the current situation and in [...]

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Freedom Walk detainees refused to disperse

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 March 2009: Subang Member of Parliament K Sivarasa and seven others who participated in the “People’s Freedom Walk” unlawful assembly in December 2007 were detained after they ignored a police order to disperse, the Sessions Court was told today. A prosecution witness, DSP Rotzarn Rashid, said they not only ignored the order [...]

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Govt to put more money in healthcare

NILAI, 31 March 2009: The government has allocated a sum of RM13.7 billion this year to enhance healthcare facilities for Malaysians including building more hospitals, clinics and quarters, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He said, the money would also be used to purchase new equipment, increase the supply of medicines, development of [...]

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There’ll be continuity under Najib

PUTRAJAYA, 31 March 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today he is convinced that Datuk Seri Najib Razak will continue to implement ideas and programmes initiated during his administration after his deputy takes over as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia. “He will continue (with the projects)…I believe (that)…I just work on the basis [...]

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Form arbitration panel on water tariff hike

SHAH ALAM, 31 March 2009: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today suggested that the federal government set up a arbitration panel to address the request of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to increase the water tariff by as much as 37%. He said the proposed arbitration panel would be the [...]

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Cops bar Altantuya talk, set ceramah curfew

BUKIT GANTANG, 31 March 2009: Altantuya is off limits, Sultan of Perak’s decision on not dissolving the state assembly must not be questioned and all ceramah must end at 11pm – these are some of the new rulings issued by the police to political parties in Bukit Gantang.   Perak Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR’s) deputy [...]

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