Archive | June, 2009

Anwar: Liberalisation measures not “comprehensive”

Anwar: Liberalisation measures not “comprehensive”

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009: Measures to liberalise the economy that were announced today are positive, but do not address issues of governance or affirmative action, said Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “These measures, supposedly to attract foreign investors, are good but not [comprehensive],” Anwar told a press conference in Parliament today. “They must [...]

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“All must be Muslim for Syariah Court to have jurisdiction”

“All must be Muslim for Syariah Court to have jurisdiction”

SHAH ALAM, 30 June 2009: Provisions in the Federal Constitution and the Islamic laws of Selangor clearly state that all parties to a dispute must be Muslim in order for proceedings to be held in the Syariah Court, the High Court here was told today. Lawyer K Shanmuga, who is representing the family of deceased [...]

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PBRS leader calls for repeal of ISA

KOTA KINABALU, 30 June 2009: There is no need for the Internal Security Act (ISA) to be reviewed or amended as the government should instead repeal it, a senior Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) leader said today. PBRS Vice-President I Baharuddin Nayan said there was also no need for the government to introduce another act [...]

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Amendments related to conversion delayed

Amendments related to conversion delayed

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009: Amendments to three laws concerning matters of religious conversion will not be tabled in the current Parliamentary sitting, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today. “I was confident in April (that they would be tabled), but I have been proven wrong,” the de facto law minister told a press conference in [...]

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Action against Johari too harsh, say councillors

BUTTERWORTH, 30 June 2009: Several Seberang Perai municipal councillors have described the Penang government’s sacking of Johari Kassim as a member of the council as too harsh. Mohd Kamil Abu Bakar of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) said the state government could have just suspended Johari as a warning for having led eight PKR councillors in [...]

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RM1K fine of Umno Youth members “not enough”

RM1K fine of Umno Youth members “not enough”

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009:  The proposed RM1,000 fine of Umno Youth members for obstructing DAP Member of Parliament (MP) Karpal Singh from entering Parliament in late February was too lenient, opposition MPs said today. “Now anyone may come to Parliament to hinder the work of MPs, and get slapped with only a fine,” Karpal [...]

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