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Archive for February, 2017

Court rules minister’s order for extension of time invalid

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today set aside the order by the urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister to give a 12-month extension to a developer to complete his project.   Justice Hanipah Farikullah, who allowed the judicial review application by 104 house buyers, said the minister’s decision to rely on a regulation to […]

Tajuddin taking ‘Kok’ issue to court

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who made headlines last year by referring to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in Parliament as the only woman with a “Kok”, is taking the issue to court.   He is suing Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad who had reacted to his comment by […]

Christians raise concerns over pastor’s disappearance

COMMENT | Coming in the wake of the hudud bill tabled before Parliament, the mysterious disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh have raised concerns among the minority Christians in Malaysia. The first foreign agency to respond to the news was ‘Voice of Persecuted Christians’, known under its portal name as Release International. It claimed Koh’s abduction was because of his church work.

Hadi’s bill against Islam, says ex-Jakim expert

PETALING JAYA: A shariah expert who served as consultant researcher and fatwa writer to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has taken PAS to task over its plan to introduce heavier penalties for shariah offences, saying it is nothing more than a “political product” to capture the Muslim vote.   Nurul Haq Shahrir, who […]

Johor Umno: Teresa Kok also used office as voter address

Pasir Gudang Umno division has questioned why Mengkibol state assemblyperson Tan Hong Pin was critical of Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin’s voter details and not those from DAP. Division assistant secretary Noor Azleen Ambros said the matter should not have arisen, given that DAP vice-president Teresa Kok used the address of her service centre […]

Umno more like North Korea, DAP MP strikes back

DAP lawmaker Teresa Kok has criticised Umno leader Mohd Puad Zarkashi for comparing DAP to North Korea, claming that it is Umno which is similar to the iron-fisted regime. According to her, the Umno supreme council leader’s statement was amusing but also “stupid and ridiculous”. The Seputeh MP then outlined the differences between DAP and […]

MT Umno: ‘Demokratik’ DAP macam Korea Utara

Seorang pemimpin kanan Umno membandingkan nama DAP (Parti Tindakan Demokratik) dengan nama rasmi Korea Utara – Republik Demokratik Rakyat Korea Utara. Anggota Majlis Tertinggi Umno Datuk Dr Puad Zarkashi berkata walaupun mendakwa memperjuangkan demokrasi tulen, tetapi sudah begitu lama kepimpinan tertingginya dikuasai oleh “dinasti keluarga”.

Zaid: Forex losses aside, hold inquiry on Altantuya murder

Zaid Ibrahim believes that a public inquiry into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu would be more useful as opposed to setting up a task force to investigate Bank Negara’s foreign exchange losses, which occurred more than two decades ago. The former law minister Zaid Ibrahim also questioned Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s silence […]

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