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  • Appellate court nullifies 2012 Bersih rally ban

    January 6, 2014 7:33 AM 36

    FRU police are seen engulfed in their own tear gas during Bersih’s third rally in April 2012. – Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 —The Court of Appeal today cancelled the 2012 magistrate court’s order barring participants of the Bersih rally then from entering Dataran Merdeka here, after deciding that the directive issued was faulty. Justice Linton Albert

  • DFA: no comment on sultanate's plan to bring Sabah case to ICJ pending study results

    January 6, 2014 6:34 AM 49

    By: Pots de Leon, January 6, 2014 3:13 PM MANILA – Pending the results of a Palace-directed study on the Philippines’ Sabah claim, the Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday declined comment on the reported plan of the newly installed Sultanate of Sulu to file a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to seek a peaceful

  • Penang to lessen burden of price hikes, says chief minister

    January 6, 2014 5:45 AM 29

    GEORGE TOWN, Jan 6 — The Penang government is doing what they can to help mitigate the effect of price hikes on the people. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (picture) said although they did not have much control over price regulations on necessities but the state government had opted to maintain all taxes and rates under its purview. “We understand the people’s

  • As ‘Allah’ row rages, PM urges calm

    January 6, 2014 2:59 AM 29

    Datuk Seri Najib Razak said sensitive issues must be dealt with using patience and objectivity, warning that the country’s harmony could otherwise be jeopardised. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today told Malaysians to turn to dialogue to resolve issues that risked damaging the country’s peace, even as flashpoints

  • Lavish ministerial parties as Putrajaya, Malaysians tighten belts

    January 6, 2014 2:01 AM 35

    Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (in batik shirt) threw a birthday party in a five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – The Malaysian Insider pic, January 6, 2014.Several ministers are still living up the good life although Putrajaya is trimming its budget after asking Malaysians to tighten their belts and be thrifty in the face of rising

  • ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ producer threatens to sue Sarawak Report

    January 6, 2014 1:58 AM 34

    Actors Leonardo DiCaprio (left) and Jean Dujardin (right) pose with director Martin Scorsese during a photocall for their film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ in Paris December 10, 2013. ― Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Lawyers representing the firm of Hollywood producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz are demanding whistleblower website Sarawak Report retract reports

  • SPAD sidesteps bus companies, approves schoolbuses by PTA

    January 5, 2014 10:47 PM 51

    SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted by the New Straits Times’ weekend edition today as saying, ‘We cannot be held to ransom.’ — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Faced with threats of a nationwide halt of school bus services, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has come up with an innovative solution by allowing parents

  • 100 hold demo over “Allah” issue in Malaysia

    January 5, 2014 10:43 PM 47

    About 100 people representing NGOs and political organisations under the umbrella of the Klang District Muslim Solidarity Secretariat held a peaceful demonstration at the Sultan Sulaiman field in protest against a remark on the use of the word “Allah” by a Catholic priest on Sunday. KLANG: About 100 people representing NGOs and political organisations

  • Wanita PBB appoints Muslim and Christian as joint chairmen of religious bureau

    January 5, 2014 3:59 PM 31

    Nancy Shukri, minister in the Prime Minister's Department and defacto law minister said that the recent JAIS bible seizure had prompted Wanita PBB to take action. KUCHING, Jan 5 — Wanita Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Sarawak has appointed a Muslim and a Christian as joint chairman of its religious bureau. Its secretary, Nancy Shukri said the appointment

  • At morning Mass, non-Christians turn up with flowers

    January 5, 2014 4:20 AM 50

    Malaysians rally in solidarity with Catholics attending Sunday Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang on January 5, 2014. Parish priest, Rev. Father Michael Chua, is seen next to social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKLANG, Jan 5 — Expecting agitators, the parish priest and members of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes