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DAP: EC’s second notice on redelineation unconstitutional

PETALING JAYA: The move by the Election Commission (EC) to publish the second round of the public display for the 2016 constituency delimitation exercise is “unprecedented and unconstitutional”, says DAP’s Ong Kian Ming.   The Serdang MP said the noticFe, which was published in various newspapers as well as a federal government Gazette yesterday, is […]

Indian authorities summon Zakir Naik for questioning on Tuesday

PETALING JAYA: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has issued a notice to controversial TV preacher Zakir Naik to present himself for questioning on March 14, Hindustan Times reported.   The newspaper said this was the first time the security agency had issued a formal summons to Naik.

Marriage tribunal procedures put women at risk

KUALA LUMPUR: An NGO is concerned that the procedures for the government’s marriage tribunals, which are necessary for those seeking divorce, are placing domestic violence victims at risk.   In a report on domestic violence, the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) highlighted procedures of the National Registration Department’s (JPN) marriage tribunals which it said could cause […]

Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has ordered the North Korean ambassador to leave the country, hours after he was summoned by Wisma Putra.   Kang Chol is now declared persona non grata, and must leave the country in 48 hours.

Jakim criticised for ‘demonising’ outspoken women

DAP Wanita national assistant publicity secretary Syerleena Abdul Rashid has criticised the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) for “demonising” vocal women. “Jakim has a history of singling out so-called ‘enemies of Islam’ and demonising those who disagree with them.

Interfaith group fears pastor’s abduction may impact inter-religious ties

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Malaysia’s non-Muslim interfaith group has raised concern for religious ties in the country following the public abduction of Pastor Raymond Koh. The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) said it is deeply concerned that Koh remains missing more than two weeks after a group of […]

Heads must roll over pensioners medicine decision, says MP

KUALA LUMPUR: The MP for Seputeh, Teresa Kok, today took the authorities to task for allegedly telling Oratis Services Sdn Bhd to stop all supplies of medicine and medical equipment to pensioners effective Feb 28. She said heads must roll for the “mess” that has resulted from this decision.

PSD’s intermediary halts medicine supplies for pensioners

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Pensioners are unable to get free medicines from private hospitals for now after the Public Service Department (PSD) ordered its third-party intermediary to stop all supplies of medicines and medical equipment to pensioners. OratisRx Sdn Bhd, which the government had appointed in 2012 to act as an intermediary between PSD […]

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