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New anti-terror law can contain Islamic State threat, ex-IGP insists

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 10:50 PM

The newly-tabled law dubbed the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) that allows for detention without trial will help check the Islamic State’s (IS) growing influence in [...]
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Senior officials killed in Malaysia helicopter crash

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | euro News | 10:50 PM

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s chief of staff as well as a former ambassador to the United States were among six people killed in a helicopter crash near the [...]
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Malaysia opposition faces challenging times

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | FT | 10:50 PM

As she gets into her vehicle, Nurul Izzah, daughter of Malaysia’s jailed opposition leader, apologises for its state. A bulging plastic bag is taking up leg room, while [...]
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Malaysia must get back its bearings

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | FMT | 10:50 PM

Malaysians yearn for the nation to get back to the state it was in some three decades ago. We were then on the verge of greatness. But we have since gone wayward and lost our [...]
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Malaysia GST: No major teething problems

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 10:50 PM

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is up and running, and consumers are now extra wary when they go to the cash register – for fear of being overcharged. But they can be [...]
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Malaysia: Scrap Repressive Counterterrorism Bill

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | HRW | 10:50 PM

The Malaysian government should withdraw the proposed counterterrorism law now with parliament and ensure future drafts protect fundamental rights, Human Rights Watch said [...]
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Envoy: Jamaluddin helped enhance Malaysia-US ties

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 10:50 PM

Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis, one of the passengers who perished in a helicopter crash in Semenyih, was tirelessly dedicated to advancing Malaysia’s interest by [...]
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Dr M and Najib had hot and cold meeting, says BN backbenchers chief

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has held a one-to-one meeting with his staunchest critic, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the latter’s attacks, Barisan Nasional [...]
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Police detain 17 over terror plans

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

Police nabbed 17 suspected militants who were planning terror activities in the capital, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a tweet this morning. [...]
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Pota not like ISA, deputy minister tells critics

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

The Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2015 (Pota) is nothing like the scrapped Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA), the Home Ministry said today, following criticisms from opposition [...]
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BN backbenchers says Najib will answer Dr Mahathir

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

The Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2015 (Pota) is nothing like the scrapped Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA), the Home Ministry said today, following criticisms from opposition [...]
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RM20 charge on foreign vehicles starts this August – Bernama

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 10:50 PM

The implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) charge of RM20 on every foreign vehicle entering Malaysia from Singapore is expected to start on August 1. Deputy [...]
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Jamaluddin elevated US-Malaysia ties, says John Kerry – Bernama

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 10:50 PM

United States Secretary of State John Kerry said the late Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis’ dedication in promoting US-Malaysia partnership would pay dividends for years to [...]
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Ministry paid RM88.13 million for incomplete broadband job, A-G report finds

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

The Communication and Multimedia Ministry paid the full fee of RM88.13 million to three contractors that had failed to abide by their contract in a broadband project in Sabah [...]
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Double-cashing of BR1M vouchers cost Putrajaya RM3 million, audit report finds

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 10:50 PM

Thousands of Malaysians cashed out their Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) vouchers (BR1M) more than once, costing Putrajaya over RM3 million between 2012 and 2014, the first [...]
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