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Govt Gets Leave To Appeal Against Decision That Section 3 (3) Of Sedition Act Unconstitutional

PUTRAJAYA: The government has obtained leave from the Federal Court to appeal against a landmark ruling of the appellate court in declaring Section 3 (3) of the Sedition Act 1948 unconstitutional.

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Sultan Of Perak Chairs 245th Conference Of Rulers Meeting

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah today chaired the 245th Conference of Rulers meeting at the Istana Negara here today.

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Tun M, The Last Thing Proton Needs Now Is To Be Pulled Into Another Political Game

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As expected, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad did not wait long to launch his attack on Proton's efforts to find a partner.

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Malaysian Ambassador To North Korea Arrives At KLIA

SEPANG: The Malaysian Ambassador to North Korea Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, who was called back to Kuala Lumpur last Monday for "consultations" arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA) here today.

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Second Secretary At North Korean Embassy Is One Of The Wanted Suspects - IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- One of the two suspects wanted by the police for investigation into the death of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last Monday has been identified as the Second Secretary at the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia.

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Journalism Must Be Reconstituted - Ahmad Zahid

Filepic: BernamaBANDUNG: Journalism as a profession must be reconstituted as a form of self-regulation, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.


He said there was a need to redefine the journalists and media writers so that the question like who could be a journalist should be seriously addressed.

"If now everyone can write and has the facility to create credibility, authority and truth, the journalistic profession must oblige itself to deliberate on truth and its manifestations.

Not everyone can be a journalist, but of course, detractors will say that such a move will only curb press freedom," he said when delivering a keynote address at the International Conference on Media for World Harmony in conjunction with the fifth Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF) here.

IBRAF is a forum which endeavours to meet the need for increasing cooperation among Islamic countries broadcasting regulatory authorities against the backdrop of digitalisation and convergence.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said that journalists and media practitioners must be the selected ones and they must come from category of the best, brightest, ethical, unprejudiced and tolerant.

"Media and its practitioners should play a stronger and more confident role in subjugating itself toward peace building," he said.

He said that there was a worrying shift on journalistic narrative when extremism consumed its own image.

"Extremism and ethnic stereotyping now make most of journalistic narrative and make the news. Journalism and journalist becoming its actors, more so in the theatre of the new media," he said.

He said the media must be the intelligence dimension for global peace and harmony by facilitating a multicultural and a multi civilizational dialogue, educate people and stir cultural and civilizational thinking.

"We do not need only dominant worldview. All worldviews perpetuated and projected by the media must be seen in equitable terms. Media and world harmony are not premised on a monolithic worldview but alternative and pluralistic views must characterise this enterprise," he added.

Ahmad Zahid said that the challenges for media for world harmony is tremendous such as ideological, government repressions, national legislative and constitutional provisions or lack of it, cuts in commercial revenues and the tyranny of technology.

He said that the media and world harmony are not only the story of states and government but the story of humanity and civilizations and their interactions to modern and contemporary life.

"The role of religion and spirituality in the media with the dialogue of civilizations is critical and we cannot leave out religion when speaking of media and world harmony. Without religion, there would not be world harmony and without media as agent, there would not be meaningful participant among us," he said.

More than 200 participants attended the two-day Ibraf's forum and meeting held in Kota Bandung beginning today.

-BERNAMA

"So What Is Wrong With Me Kissing My Wife?” Local Comedian Replies To Critics Of His Kissing Photo

Recently, local celebrity Nabil Ahmad became the talk of netizens, all because he was photographed kissing a woman on a gondola in Venice.

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Businesswoman Shot More Than 10 Times In Broad Daylight

GEORGE TOWN – A businesswoman driving a white BMW was found dead with six gunshot wounds to the chest and head at Taman Pekaka 1, Sungai Dua, Gelugor yesterday, around 5.45pm.

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Cops Say Detected Bids To Break Into Mortuary Holding Kim Jong-Nam Body

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Police deployed tactical personnel at Hospital Kuala Lumpur after they found signs of attempted intrusions into the morgue where the body of Kim Jong-nam is being kept, the Inspector-General of Police revealed today.

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KL A Bike-friendly City How So...? Asked Urban Cyclists

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- The plan to make Kuala Lumpur a 'bicycle-friendly city' was hatched in 2012 but yet four years down the road nothing much seems to have been done in cyclists' favour.

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