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Friday, May 14, 2010

A day after ‘sodomy’ Saiful had tea with Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan attended a tea reception for fans of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the latter’s home a day after he was allegedly sodomised by the opposition leader, the High Court was told today.

DAP man eats ‘kampua’ to debunk Islamic state fears

SIBU, May 13 — The DAP candidate in the by-election here, Wong Ho Leng, had a highly-publicised lunch with his family today at a local stall to show his commitment to defend “the Sibu way of life”.

Kedah will not dissolve assembly, says MB

Kapar MP refuses to drop sand-mining graft claims

Group shelves May 13 programme amid PAS protest


KUALA TERENGGANU, May 12: The People's Awakening Movement (Gertak) has indefinitely postponed a controversial gathering in Terengganu tomorrow following protests over its racist overtones.

Chavez: Accusations against Iran baseless


CARACAS, May 13: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says there is no evidence to prove accusations that Iran is pursuing a military nuclear program.

Hishamuddin told to apologise over insult to women

KUALA LUMPUR, May 10: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has slammed remarks by Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein belittling women made during a speech to Malaysian students in London on May 8.

Mahfuz: An injustice to legalise gambling

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13: PAS vice president Mahfuz Omar said that the decision to legalise betting for the coming World Cup season by prime minister Najib Razak was a grave injustice to the people. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Selangor CPO holds to ‘suspected criminal’ label for dead boy

By Clara Chooi

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The Selangor police chief maintained today that Aminulrasyid Amzah was a “suspected criminal” when policemen gave chase to the car the 14-year-old was driving before he was shot to death two weeks ago.

DAP: Vincent Tan’s ‘crony’ licence blow to NEM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 – The DAP today accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of “cronyism” for awarding a sports betting licence to tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan without an open tender process and has urged him to retract his decision.

Khalid: Selcat to probe Kapar MP graft claims

By Boo Su-Lyn

IGP won’t apologise to Aminulrasyid’s family

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
Aminulrasyid’s family has pushed for the police to apologise for wrongfully accusing the 14-year-old of being a criminal, and said the prosecution of police corporal, Jenain Subi, proved the inaccuracy of the allegation.

Cameron leads Britain into new coalition era

(Reuters) - New Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the smaller Liberal Democrat party struck an agreement on Wednesday to form Britain's first coalition government since 1945.

Home Ministry helped drive ‘Maverick’ sales, says publisher

By Lee Wei Lian

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The Home Ministry’s delay in approving the sale of a political biopic on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had helped boost its sales, said the book’s publisher.

Complaints pile up in empty Suhakam

By G. Manimaran

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — A new rule that forces all commissioners to retire simultaneously has left the decade-old Malaysian Human Rights Commission, better known as Suhakam, bereft of people for the first time in its existence and causing complaints to pile up.

Businessman Tells Court He Helps MACC To Trap Datuk Wahid Md Don

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- A businessman told the Sessions Court here Tuesday that he was asked by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to help trap former Immigration director-general Datuk Wahid Md Don in connection with a corruption case.

Britain's David Cameron becomes PM; Brown out

LONDON: David Cameron, the youthful leader who modernized the party of right-wing icon Margaret Thatcher, became prime minister Thursday after the resignation of Gordon Brown - capping a gripping election saga that returns the Tories to government after 13 years of Labour Party rule.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PAS slams May 13 Malay gathering

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — PAS has slammed the involvement of a government agency in a mammoth gathering of right-wing Malay groups in Kuala Terengganu on May 13, the 41st anniversary of the country’s deadliest race riots.

Malaysia in danger of becoming the next Greece, Kit Siang warns

By Clara Chooi

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — DAP leader Lim Kit Siang today urged Sibu voters to pay attention to pressing national issues involving the country's economy, warning that Malaysia shared the same “ills” that had caused the once-great nation of Greece to go bankrupt.

Police bans use of ‘Allah’ in Sibu campaign

SIBU, May 11 — Sarawak police today banned political parties from using the ‘Allah’ row in the Sibu by-election, hours after DAP told a well-attended gathering for local Christians to vote for the party on May 16 as a sign of protest over the issue.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Eight Muslims in British parliament


LONDON, May 9: Eight Muslim representatives including three women have joined the British House of Commons in the recent parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom.

Bandung to restrict sale of alcohol


BANDUNG, May 9: The municipality of the Indonesian city of Bandung and the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) will ban the circulation of alcoholic drinks at supermarkets and mini marts selling drinks containing 0.1 percent to 5 percent alcohol.

Husam to muftis: Speak up on decision to legalise gambling


KOTA BHARU, May 9: The muftis in the country have been urged to state their stance over the government's decision to legalise gambling during the upcoming World Cup season.
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