Thu04242014

LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Apr 2014 3pm

Thorny TPPA Key Agenda In Obama’s Visit, Minister Says

Supporters of the Hizbut Tahrir NGO pray while holding up placards against US President Barack Obama's planned visit to Malaysia next week, during a protest outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur April 18, 2014. Pic: ReutersKUALA LUMPUR: The contentious Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be part of the agenda in the meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the former’s three-day visit here, International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Mustapa Mohamed said today.

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RMAF Major Gets Lesser Charge In US Courts For Gun Possession

The RMAF major arrested in the US last week for attempted gun smuggling will only face one charge now, RMAF said today. File pic of the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Butterworth. Pic: Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer nabbed in the US last week for allegedly trying to smuggle a gun back to Malaysia will now face just one charge for possession instead of the initial four, the Malaysian Defence Ministry’s Air Base said today.

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Ex-IGP: Malay-Chinese Friction Sparked During Anti-Japanese Army’s Rule

Tun Mohammed Haniff Omar (centre) looks on as former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announcese Malaysia's first astronaut in this file picture taken in 2007. Pic: BernamaPUTRAJAYA: The country's interracial tension especially between the Malays and the Chinese traces back to the latter group’s “cruel rule” during the pre-independence period, former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tun Mohammed Haniff Omar claimed today.

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‘Stupid And Recalcitrant’ Not Defamatory, Court Rules In Jelutong MP’s Suit

The High Court today threw out Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s defamation lawsuit against Gerakan deputy secretary-general Dr Thor Teong Gee. File photo of Jeff Ooi (left) speaking to delegates at the Penang DAP Convention 2013 in George Town. Pic: K.E. Ooi/Malay MailGEORGE TOWN: The words “stupid and recalcitrant” are ordinary expressions, the High Court here ruled today when it dismissed Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s defamation lawsuit against Gerakan deputy secretary-general Dr Thor Teong Gee.

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Anwar Appoints Karpal Replacement, Sodomy Appeal To Proceed

File photo of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre) arriving at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya for the trial in March 6, 2014. A source said that veteran lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah will replace the late Karpal Singh as lead counsel. Pic: Saw Siow Feng/Malay Mail KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah will replace the late Karpal Singh as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lead counsel for his impending Sodomy II appeal, a source confirmed today.

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Putrajaya Handed Out RM100m Grant For Non-Viable Project, Claims Rafizi

PIC: The Malay MailPETALING JAYA: Putrajaya gave a RM100 million research and development grant to a private company for a project that had been refused funding by commercial banks, PKR MP Rafizi Ramli claimed today.

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Dead Teen Tied To A Chair Identified

Boy murdered after kidnappers received ransom money/Google ImagesMALACCA: The 13-year-old boy who was found murdered in a vacant shoplot in Taman Merdeka Jaya, here, last night was identified as M. Gunaseelan, a Secondary 1 student of SMK Tun Mutahir, Batu Berendam.

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After Jibes Against Karpal, Minister Tells Muslims To Respect All

PIC: The Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR: In the aftermath of snide remarks over Karpal Singh's death, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom reminded Muslims today to respect others regardless of whether they are alive or dead.

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Selangor 29 Days Away From Running Dry, MB Warns

PIC: The Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR: The water level at Selangor's main dam is now below the 40 per cent critical mark with supply due to run out in a month unless the state continues its extended rationing drive, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today.

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Penang Vows To Wield Axe If Forced To Ration Water In State

PIC: The Malay MailGEORGE TOWN: Penang has warned the state’s water utility that people will be fired if water rationing occurs here even after the administration agreed to an increase in tariffs.

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