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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — A report by Indian news outfit Hindustan Times claimed today that controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has been given Malaysian citizenship, complicating investigation on his terror links by Indian authorities.

The report cited unnamed Dr Zakir’s representatives as confirming the matter, claiming that the citizenship had come as a “package” together with his “Tokoh Maal Hijrah” award he received from Malaysia in 2013.

“It is the state policy of Malaysia to offer citizenship to the awardees of the highest civilian honour of their land. Naik is now a Malaysian citizen too,” the representative told the New Delhi-based Hindustan Times.

Malay Mail Online is in the process of verifying the information with both Malaysian and Indian authorities.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — MCA clarified today that the party continues to reject PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill to upgrade Shariah courts, even after it was amended when it was read Thursday.

The Barisan Nasional (BN) component party said the Bill runs counter to the Federal Constitution, and its opposition to the Bill has nothing to do with its so-called Islamic element.

“MCA remains firmly opposed to any Bill which it believes to run counter of the spirit and letter of our Federal Constitution. As Hadi’s Bill now stands, we regard it to be in such a position.

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JOHOR BARU, Nov 26 — MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today said that the party did not oppose the PAS’ private bill seeking to empower the Syariah courts.

He said there had been a misunderstanding on MCA’s stand on the matter.

“I think there have been a lot of misunderstandings, saying that we oppose the bill. We just want it to be implemented according to the constitution.

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15135854_1380005948677189_7677618455963534177_nSemalam saya pergi ke pelancaran Kempen Selamatkan Maria Chin dan Mansuhkan SOSMA di Perpustakaan PJ. Saya bukan penceramah semalam tetapi saya hadir demi beri sokongan kepada Maria.

Bila saya tiba pada 9 malam, saya amat hairan lihat begitu ramai orang hadir di pelancaran ini. Dewan perpustakaan itu penuh sesak, dan ramai terpaksa duduk di bawah khemah ataupun berdiri di halaman perpustakaan tersebut.

Penahanan Maria Chin di bawah SOSMA membuktikan SOSMA adalah gantian ISA yang boleh diperalatkan oleh pemerintah ikut sukahati mereka.

Lebih lama Maria Chin ditahan di bawah SOSMA, lebih lagi marah rakyat terhadap kerajaan BN, dan lebih buruknya imej kerajaan BN di kaca mata dunia …….

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today the Islamist party will organise a mammoth rally to prove it had the support of Muslims for his parliamentary motion to improve the Shariah Courts.

The Marang MP also said it would include the participat ion of Muslim political parties as well as non-Muslim groups.

“PAS will organise a mega peaceful rally to represent Muslims from various political parties and NGOs, including non-Muslims to proof their support to this Bill. Wait and see,” Hadi told a press conference at Parliament here.

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KUALA LUMPUR: A full investigation will be conducted into how the mob who attacked Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad this morning outside the main Parliament building had entered the compound in the first place, says Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Nur Jazlan said that visitors to Parliament had to be invited in by government servants or the MPs themselves.

“Someone must take responsibility for visitors coming into a restricted area of Parliament.

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I delivered this speech during the committee stage debate of the budget for Home Ministry. I spoke on the issue of new passports are not accepted by the autogate at KLIA.

Problems arise due to the Home Minister has terminated the contract with IRIS CORP but use the new system provided by Datasonic Group Berhad.

Dep Minister Nur Jazlan did not answer my questions properly and ran away ……..

My speech is as follow:

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By Syeerleena Abdul Rashid

There is no denying that sexism has become a permanent feature in our local political landscape. Given the low number of women representatives in politics, the Malaysian parliament has once again become a circus of misogyny filled with tasteless jokes that undermine women and the barriers we try so hard to overcome in a society that is increasingly becoming chauvinistic as years pass.

Yesterday, Umno deputy minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman had the nerve to pass on such a sexist remark where he referred to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok as ‘a woman with a Kok’. Since then, Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhar has come to his comrade’s defense by stating that such a remark was not serious, therefore, did not warrant an apology. Bung Mokhar has made some eye brow raising remarks in the past and defending such an abhorrent act is expected; as the old adage states, birds of a feather flock together – both Umno MPs are the quintessential poster boys for women haters in this country.

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