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It’s seditious, Selangor royal council says of ex-Malacca CM’s comment on crown prince

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It’s seditious, Selangor royal council says of ex-Malacca CM’s comment on crown prince Published: 30 September 2015 4:50 PM



Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik's Facebook posting that the Selangor crown prince allegedly converted to Christianity is seditious in nature, said the Selangor Royal Council. Despite Rahim's repeated apology to the palace for his faux pas, council secretary Hanafisah Jais said the former Malacca chief minister's irresponsible claim had elements of slander. "After reading the statement issued by Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik, the Selangor royal council feels and summarises that the statement is seditious in nature and has elements of slander which can cause hatred among the Muslims towards the crown prince and the Sultan of Selangor," Hanafisah said in a statement today. According to The Star Online, Rahim apologised three times over his posting in the last four days.He had admitted that the source of his claim was from an unsubstantiated website. &q…

Why isn’t Malaysia doing anything to arrest annual haze dilemma despite sitting in Asean chair?

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Why isn’t Malaysia doing anything to arrest annual haze dilemma despite sitting in Asean chair? 


Motorists wearing mask on a hazy day at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, September 14, 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy MayKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — As sitting chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) this year, the perception is that Malaysia should be able to flex its muscle and pressure Indonesia to resolve the growing spate of open burning that is choking its neighbours. But regional analysts contacted by Malay Mail Online said the reality is different, citing the Asean practice of non-interference. They believe that the most Malaysia can do right now would be to push for more regular meetings with other Southeast Asian countries on the haze problem, and look towards other organisations like the European Union (EU) and how they address matters involving transboundary pollution. "Actually, there is not much Malaysia can do as chair. Indonesia has just recently continued to …

Guan Eng tells minister to quit over ‘Malaysians prefer slower Internet’ claim

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Guan Eng tells minister to quit over 

‘Malaysians prefer slower

 Internet’ claim




GEORGE TOWN, Sept 30 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak should be transferred to a slower-paced role, after the latter reportedly said Malaysians prefer slower Internet speeds. Lim asked the minister to explain his remarks, saying it made no sense to him that Malaysians would want to ensure slower Internet, even when factoring in the issue of costs. “How is it possible that Malaysians do not want higher Internet speed? This proves that he is not suitable to be a minister holding the communications and multimedia portfolio,” Lim told a press conference at his office today. He was referring to Salleh’s comment on Monday that 71 per cent of Malaysian Internet users choose to pay less for the slower Streamyx broadband package with speeds of between 384kbps and 1mbps. In his remarks, the minister had also claimed that although hig…

Penans call for change in how they are treated

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Penans call for change in how they are treated  | September 29, 2015 SAM tells the Sarawak government to explain its failure to protect indigenous communities' interests. PETALING JAYA: The environmental group Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has demanded that the Sarawak government explain its alleged failure to protect the interests of indigenous communities and how it intends to provide them with “stronger” land rights. “Despite the many statements of the Sarawak State Government, the reality on the ground for affected communities has remained the same,” SAM ground officer Jok Jau Evong said at a press conference today to celebrate the publication of a book that compiles articles released over the years by SAM and Penan community organisations on the grievances of the Penans. The publication comes 13 years after the Sarawak Penan Association released the Long Sayan Declaration, which was signed by more than 40 Penan community leaders. It called for a halt in all logging op…

Asean a toothless bloc

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Asean a toothless bloc, says Klang MP  | September 28, 2015 Charles Santiago slams the regional organisation for failure to solve the haze problem.
PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has denounced Asean as “toothless” for its failure to solve the haze problem plaguing Malaysians and Singaporeans. “This is a severe environmental and health crisis and Asean is unable to address the issue, but merely paying lip service,” he said in an interview with FMT. “It’s proving to be a toothless regional bloc.” He said the Asean Haze Transboundary declaration had not been effective in curbing forest fires in Indonesia. “It has become a health, environmental and economic problem in Singapore and Malaysia,” he added. Santiago said he was also not satisfied with the way the Malaysian government was releasing Air Pollution Index (API) information, saying the index should be announced on an hourly basis, like in Singapore, and the measurement should be against PM2.5 in…

TENGKU ADNAN should issue Mahathir a show cause letter NOW!

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TENGKU ADNAN AND TUAN IBRAHIM ARE FOOKING IDIOTS! September 22, 2015 Share0350

Red Shirts do not represent the Muslims

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Red Shirts do not represent the Muslims September 23, 2015 After Bersih participants were filled with pride. After the Red Shirts rally most are filled with shame COMMENT By Tajuddin Rosli Incidents that took place on 16 September coinciding with Malaysia Day have shamed the majority of Malays throughout the country. For the first time ever, I went to work with my face down, feeling ashamed to be called a Malay. I could sense my non-Malay colleagues looking at me and laughing in their heads to what my people have become. I had to put on a brave smile and pretend nothing ever happened. But the reality is Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu has shown the world how low some Malays in the country have sunk to. Please don’t get me wrong. The hooligans who gathered for the rally in no way represent the silent majority of Malays in the country who are civilized. Unfortunately, just as Bersih 4.0 was called a Chinese gathering because the majority who turned out were Chinese, Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu was …

Indonesia starts legal action against 4 companies - About TIME

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Indonesia starts legal action against 4 companies September 22, 2015 Three plantation companies have had their permits frozen and one forestry company has had its license revoked.
JAKARTA: Indonesia has ordered four companies to suspend operations for causing forest fires which have sent smoke across a swathe of Southeast Asia, an environment ministry official said on Tuesday. “These suspensions will be in effect until the criminal proceedings undertaken by the police are finished,” said secretary general at environment ministry Bambang Hendroyono. Three plantation companies have had their permits frozen and one forestry company has had its license revoked, he added. PT Langgam Inti Hibrindo, which is owned by PT Provident Agro was among the companies affected. Thick smoke caused by forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan islands has blanketed the region in recent weeks, pushing pollution levels to unhealthy levels. Yes, that the way to do it, why tell Malaysia and S'pore that their…

Najib has crossed the LINE!

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Social media users slam Najib over ‘slap’ remarks Published: 20 September 2015 3:38 PM Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) with 'red shirt' rally organiser Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam (right) seen here at the National Silat Federation function Friday. Najib says the ‘red shirt’ rally was held because the Malays have a right to voice out their grievances. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 20, 2015. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has received many negative comments from Malaysian netizens over his "slap" remarks to justify the September 16 “red shirt” rally as a manifestation of the Malays defending their dignity. The quote in Malay was featured on Astro Awani's Facebook page yesterday with many of the commentators expressing their disagreement and said that those who deserved to be slapped were dishonest and insincere leaders. The picture, featuring a songkok-clad Najib in a black baju Melayucame with the quotes: "Sekali tampar, kita tak buat apa. Dua …