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My 2017 CNY video clip for the year of the Rooster is launched today. The theme is “Tangkap Ayam”. I hope you will enjoy it. Happy Chinese New Year!

我2017年新年贺岁短片“鸡不可失”今天正式推出。希 望你会喜欢。祝大家新年进步,万事如意!

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Ethnic Chinese groups and political parties have criticised a proposal to deny identity cards to children who do not understand Malay, saying that the current generation already knows how to speak the national language.

Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) deputy secretary-general Datuk Chin Yew Sin said, however, that it was not easy to make it mandatory for Malaysians to be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia as mastery of the language depended on whether one frequently interacted with those who speak it.

“These days, children in primary schools can speak Bahasa Malaysia. I don’t think it’s a problem,” Chin told Malay Mail Online.

Fluency in the language, however, could be difficult, he said.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 24 JAN: Tidak ada agenda politik yang lebih penting selain daripada menyelamatkan Malaysia yang kini dicengkam kleptokrasi akibat kepimpinan tidak telus UMNO Barisan Nasional.

Atas dasar itu jugalah Ketua Parlimen DAP, Lim Kit Siang semalam bersedia menghulurkan salam perdamaian dengan PAS jika parti itu berkongsi komitmen sama dalam memerangi kleptokrasi.

Baginya, sebarang perbezaan pendapat tidak patut menghalang penyatuan semua parti pembangkang tanpa mengira kaum dan agama dalam menewaskan kerajaan rasuah.

Perkara sama turut dilontarkan Naib Pengerusi DAP, Teresa Kok hari ini yang menyarankan agar PAS tidak terus dibuai emosi sehingga mengetepikan agenda yang lebih penting, iaitu menyelamatkan Malaysia.

“Soal perasaan, tidak kira sepahit manapun, tidak wajar menjadi penghalang kepada agenda yang lebih besar, iaitu kepentingan negara dan rakyat.

“Seperti Pakatan Harapan dan PPBM, PAS juga perlu menyelamatkan Malaysia dari terus menjadi kleptokrasi global atau lebih teruk lagi, sebuah negara gagal,” ujarnya.

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh itu berkata, kesudian Kit Siang untuk berdamai dengan PAS walaupun Presidennya, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang pernah mengingkari perjanjian antara mereka semasa Pakatan Rakyat dulu adalah semata-mata demi kepentingan rakyat.

“Tak dinafikan apabila Hadi Awang gagal mematuhi Dasar Bersama Pakatan Rakyat dulu dan menyebabkan Pakatan berpecah, ia mengecewakan kita dan semua penyokong parti pembangkang.

“Tapi, tidak kiralah sekecewa mana pun DAP dengan Hadi Awang, semua parti pembangkang mesti bersatu,” katanya. – Roketkini.com

PETALING JAYA: Khalid Samad has urged the Election Commission (EC) to take an official stand on the impact his shariah court conviction would have on his career as Shah Alam MP.

Khalid was fined RM2,900 in lieu of three months’ jail last week by the lower shariah court for giving a religious talk without credentials. He paid the fine.

“The civil court will finally decide but an official stand by the EC could start the ball rolling,” he said on WhatsApp.

Khalid said that for now, he would focus on his appeal to the Shariah High Court to set aside the conviction and sentence of the subordinate religious court.

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GEORGE TOWN: After a bitter break-up between DAP and PAS over hudud two years ago, Lim Kit Siang today said he was willing to join hands with Abdul Hadi Awang.

Lim, who is DAP’s parliamentary opposition leader, said they could work together again if PAS president Hadi was ready to commit to saving Malaysia from becoming a global kleptocracy.

“…If the PAS president, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang is prepared to conclude a solemn agreement that the top priority in the 14th General Election is to save Malaysia from becoming a global kleptocracy and a failed and rogue state, I am prepared to cooperate with him.

“That will be the national agenda for the next five to 10 years. Is Hadi prepared to make such a commitment?” Lim said today during a visit to Bukit Gelugor, Penang.

PAS ended ties with Lim’s party after DAP repeatedly attacked Hadi’s ambition to implement an Islamic Penal Code in Kelantan in 2015. The break-up ended the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

PKR and DAP later formed Pakatan Harapan, a new coalition with Amanah, a new party formed by former PAS progressive leaders.

Pakatan Harapan is now working with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to fight BN.

Lim, who is Gelang Patah MP, said he could work with Mahathir even though they could continue to disagree on many political questions.

“…Yet (we) can come together on the larger agenda of rescuing Malaysia from becoming a global kleptocracy and a failed rogue state,” he said.

Last night in Ampang, Mahathir reportedly said the time was up for PAS to decide on whether to form an electoral pact with the opposition.

The PPBM chairman said the call had to be made soon, as PPBM would make its decision at its supreme council meeting.

He said if possible, they wanted all five opposition parties together in a single coalition.

“But sadly, PAS has a stance which has made it difficult in the unification process,” he said, adding that PAS had previously insisted that it will never cooperate with the DAP and Amanah.

Mahathir also explained that PPBM had previously attempted to convince PAS to join the opposition coalition, but dialogues with the Islamist party had so far involved “slightly lower level of the PAS leadership”, without Hadi taking part in the talks.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Earlier this month, BMW Malaysia announced that it sold a total of 10,906 units of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles in 2016 and recorded the group’s best-ever growth in the country.

At the same time, Perodua, the number one national car maker in terms of sales volume, delivered up to 207,000 of its cars up to November 2016, just over 3,000 fewer than 2015 that was its highest.

Its chief executive, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, has also conceded that Perodua is unlikely to meet its target of 202,000 units for 2017 and that it would struggle with an industry-wide slowdown.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dismissed the need to bring PAS into a cohesive Opposition pact, claiming his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia could even defeat the Islamist party in multi-cornered fights.

In remarks that are set to undermine PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s continued efforts to woo the Islamist party, the former prime minister also rejected the likelihood of an electoral pact that would include Pakatan Harapan parties and PAS.

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This morning I went to Old Klang Road morning market to do a walkabout with my party members. We distributed mandarin oranges and my new CNY calendars to everyone that we met in the market.

This is my yearly CNY walkabout prior to Chinese New Year. I believe in giving new year blessings to the public. As we speak blessings to others, we will be blessed too.

I have printed a few a few thousand sets of calendar to be distributed around. If you are interested to get a copy, please call my office at 03-79836768 to ask for a copy. Or you can send us an email at dapseputeh08@gmail.com to request us to mail it to you 😁

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