Archive | July, 2009

MIC cites political motive for Maika protest

KUALA TERENGGANU, 31 July 2009: The MIC today claimed that yesterday’s protest at the MIC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur was purposely held to divert attention from the Kampung Buah Pala issue in Penang. Both MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu and party secretary-general Datuk Dr S Subramaniam spoke in the same vein on the [...]

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Duo submit DNA samples for Teoh inquest

PETALING JAYA, 31 July 2009: Kajang Municipal councillor Tan Boon Wah and technician Lee Wye Wing submitted their DNA samples to the Chemistry Department here today for the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock. Accompanied by two lawyers, the duo arrived at the department at 11:45am to have their DNA samples [...]

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Allowance increased five-fold

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 July 2009: Members of the security forces who have been decorated by the nation received a gift on Warrior’s Day today in the form of a 500% increase in their monthly allowance. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in making the announcement, said the new rates would take effect from 1 July [...]

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Kg Buah Pala residents file for leave to appeal

PUTRAJAYA, 31 July 2009: The Kampung Buah Pala residents in Penang have filed for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of their application to set aside the writ of vacant possession and the bailiff’s notice.  The residents’ lawyer, Darshan Singh Khaira, when contacted said the application was filed [...]

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Mohd Hamdan’s death a big loss

PENANG, 31 July 2009: Penang PAS deputy commissioner I Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa regarded Permatang Pasir assemblyperson Datuk Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman’s death as a big loss to the party. He said Mohd Hamdan was a good and humble man who had been in the party for a long time and was active in championing [...]

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MIC wants 7.4% quota in GLCs

KUALA TERENGGANU, 31 July 2009: The MIC wants at least a 7.4% quota in employment for Indian Malaysians in government-linked companies (GLCs), including in senior managerial and executive positions, party president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu said today. He said the quota was based on the minimum 7.4% target set by the government for the [...]

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