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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 ― The Health Ministry has increased the minimum age for alcohol consumption to 21 from 18 and imposed labels on alcoholic beverages that say alcohol can be hazardous to health.

According to the Food (Amendment) Regulations 2016 gazetted on May 17 by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, the regulations, which will come into effect on December 1 next year, also impose punishments of imprisonment not more than two years or a fine not exceeding RM10,000 against those who fail to comply with the rules on the sale and labelling requirements for alcohol products.

“There shall also be written in the label on a package of a non-serif character not less than 12 point size lettering, the words ‘MEMINUM ARAK BOLEH MEMBAHAYAKAN KESIHATAN’,” states the newly added subregulation 2A under Regulation 361 of the Food Regulations 1985 on the “General standard for alcoholic beverage”.

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Today is supposed to be the trial of my defamation suit against Mr Wong Choo Cheang, the former chairman of DAP Seputeh liaison committee. However, the trial did not go on as he decided to apologize to me in chambers before the judge.

Wong accused me of squandering elections fund of the 2013 elections of DAP Seputeh in a press conference. His allegations are totally without basis. I have sent all my service centre’s documents and accounts to a chartered accounting firm to audit and auditor was prepared to be my witness.


20141205_Christmas_Open_House_09_620_412_100KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s raid on the home of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today underscored its bias against opposition leaders, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Expressing alarm over the action at Lim’s home in George Town today, the PKR deputy president said it also served to highlight the leniency towards senior Barisan Nasional leaders accused of graft.

“Even though the raid was conducted in the presence of Lim and his wife, Betty Chew, and their lawyers, such action raises grave concern over the issue of even-handedness and impartiality in investigations,” Azmin said in a statement.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Anti-corruption officials went to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s house to obtain additional information, his lawyer clarified following a report the home was raided.

Ramkarpal Singh also said no items were confiscated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators who went to Lim’s house on Jalan Pinhorn in George Town earlier.

“It was not a raid. Just a follow-up from the last time he (Lim) and his wife had their statement recorded,” Ramkarpal told Malay Mail Online.

Ramkarpal, who is also DAP MP for Bukit Gelugor, added the MACC team left the premises around 3.30pm.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Pakatan Harapan parties can forget about straight fights if they contest in Sungai Besar or Kuala Kangsar, said Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Closing off any possibility of his party ceding at least the Selangor seat to the opposition pact, the PAS president said the decision was final, even as PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is hoping to convince the former to yield the spot.

“PAS sees no problem whether it is a straight, three corner or even four corner fight. We will still contest,” he was quoted as saying in Malacca last night by the Sinar Harian news portal.

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PETALING JAYA: While the Selangor Menteri Besar has the prerogative to threaten PAS to leave the state government, it is still a matter for the Sultan to decide, says the Islamist party’s president.

According to a Malay Mail Online report that quoted Sinar Harian, Hadi said this when commenting on the rumour that Azmin Ali of PKR had told PAS executive councillors they would have to resign from the Selangor Government if their party insisted on contesting in the Sungai Besar by-election come June 18.

“The appointments of excos must have the consent of the Sultan and must go through the swearing-in process.

“So we are prepared for any eventuality, but let’s see what the Sultan has to say,” Hadi said, adding that he was not sure at this point if the ultimatum was true or merely a rumour.

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Tajuk Ucapan : Apa Yang Berlaku Pada Penambahbaikan Taman Bukit Kiara di Taman Tun Dr Ismail di Kuala Lumpur

Tarikh Ucapan: 19 Mei 2016 (Khamis)

Kementerian : Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan Datuk yang diPertua, kawasan lapang dan taman bagi penduduk di Kuala Lumpur untuk bersenam telah semakin berkurangan. Salah satu taman yang amat disukai oleh pelari dan orang yang bersenam ialah Taman Bukiti Kiara di Taman Tun Dr Ismail di Kuala Lumpur.

Saya selalu bersenam di Taman Bukit Kiara, saya mengalu-alukan taman ini diletakkan di bawah pengurusan dan penyelenggaraan Jabatan Landskap Negara. Saya juga mengalu-alukan usaha Jabatan Landskap Negara untuk menaiktaraf jalan dan perlengkapan di taman ini sejak akhir tahun lepas, tetapi ramai pelari dansaya rasa amat kesal atas kerja naik taraf taman ini kerana ia tidak mengikut jadual yang dipaparkan di taman tersebut.

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PETALING JAYA: The Selangor executive councillors (exco) from PAS have been asked to resign by Monday if their party insists on going ahead to contest in the Sungai Besar by-election.

The ultimatum came from Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) who wants PKR to contest the seat instead of the warring PAS or Amanah.

Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, had conveyed this to Datuk Iskandar Samad, who is Selangor PAS commissioner, and the other PAS excos, Datuk Ahmad Yunus Hairi and Zaidy Abdul Talib, after the state exco meeting on Wednesday.

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