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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 […]

Penang DAP files report over condo delivery extension case

GEORGE TOWN: Following a court ruling in favour of 104 buyers who had sought compensation from a developer for late delivery of their units at a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Lama, in Kuala Lumpur, two DAP men today filed a police report here on the matter.   Batu Kawan DAP leaders, Satees Muniandy and P […]

Hadi’s unamended motion in Parliament order paper

The original version of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s motion for a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355) is in the Parliament order paper, without any of the amendments made last November. This is the version with which Hadi sought to remove the punishment cap for syariah offences, […]

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.

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