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World windsurfing champs blame Malaysia after withdrawing from Langkawi meet

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Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan won’t be taking part in the international surfing competition here as both athletes have yet to receive their visas. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 — Two Israeli champion windsurfers have pulled out of defending their titles ahead of Sunday’s Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Kedah, citing delays in their visa applications and the “unacceptable” demands Putrajaya purportedly placed on them. Chairman of the Israel Sailing Association Amir Gill said Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan won’t be taking part in the international surfing competition here as both athletes have yet to receive their visas,The Jerusalem Postreported yesterday. “The Malaysians’ demands are unacceptable, and as we haven’t received the visas, we decided not to participate. We condemn the unsporting conduct of the organising committee,” Gill was quoted saying by the Israeli news portal. Among the alleged restrictions placed on the Israeli athletes were a prohibition on flying their flag o…

AG fails M’sians by not charging Ali Tinju for Low Yat fracas

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AG fails M’sians by not charging Ali Tinju for Low Yat fracas

Apandi: Don't blame me for Ali Tinju's action Kingfisher:The nature of attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali's strong rebuttal if not outburst with regards to MCA vice-president Chew Mei Fun's pointed reference to his lack of action would leave many with the impression that he is edgy and may be rather hard-pressed in his onerous position as AG. Especially as the role and responsibility of the position of AG demands a level of integrity that needs to be always demonstrated with clarity and conviction. He is left with no option but to remain true to his integrity towards the onerous position he holds and this should gain him good esteem in due time if well-deserved. As it appears the AG and inspector-general of police (IGP) have come under a lot of scrutiny. Many concerned Malaysians would be of the opinion that therecent European Union resolutionon law and practice as it pertains to our country would require a c…

Ali Tinju cries ‘extreme’ over disciplinary warning from military vets

Ali Tinju cries ‘extreme’ over disciplinary warning from military vets

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — Former soldier Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju, has cried foul over the disciplinary action caution from the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM). The leader of the “red shirt” movement that purports to champion Malay, Muslim rights insisted all his actions using the military association’s name were in the interest of the race and country, after a rap on the knuckles from the PVATM central leadership yesterday. “The allegations made are too extreme. During Bersih, we saw them invite the rakyat to rise against the government. At that time, no one could stop Bersih from demonstrating in the streets, making chaos in business areas,” he toldProjekMMO, the sister publicationof Malay Mail Onlinein Bahasa Malaysia. “I and my colleagues in the veteran Malay military gave Ambiga warnings until she finally issued a statement that there would be no Bersih 3 and 4,” he added, …

Judiciary must be fearless, independent

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Judiciary must be fearless, independent, says retired judgeBY MUZLIZA MUSTAFA Published: 19 December 2015 6:05 PM Retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus says judgeship is a public trust. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 19, 2015.The position of a judge is one of public trust and on no account should that trust be betrayed, retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus said today. He also told the audience at a forum that judges should be courageous and assert their independence in carrying out their duties. "What do the judges want? They want to be respected or they want to be looked down upon by the citizens?