The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will run foul of the Federal Constitution in regards to Malay rights and Islam as the country’s religion, the Court of Appeal was told.
The contention was put forward by three groups - Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim), Urusetia Menangani Gejala Sosial (Unggas) and Persatuan Teras Pendidikan dan Kebajikan Malaysia (Teras) - which are appealing for leave for judicial review in order to stop the agreement.
The present political scenario favours Malaysia to play a bigger role in finding an amicable solution with China over the disputes in the South China Sea.
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) senior analyst Shahriman Lockman said that the current situation was favourable to Malaysia especially due to several factors including close economic ties.
He cited the recent ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in The Hague on a case brought by the Philippines against China that favoured the latter.
A salary increment and the implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage for civil servants next month show that the government gives high priority to the people’s welfare and interests, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the government appreciated the hard work put in by the civil servants.
In posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, Najib said he hoped that this would spur civil servants to serve the people and nation with excellence.
The government had announced in Budget 2016 that civil servants will be given one salary increment in July.
It is easy for outsiders to criticise the federal government but the actual task of running an administration in a country as diverse in Malaysia is not that easy, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
Najib said only a person from within the administration would know how to appreciate the challenge of running a multiracial, multireligious and multilingual country like Malaysia.
“That’s why when we join the Perdana Fellows programme, we know that in the administration of a country, in a country that is so diverse like Malaysia, it is a complex challenge.
Newly appointed Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani Tuesday led the line-up of ministers and deputy ministers who took their oath of office, loyalty and secrecy before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.
The ceremony took place at the Bilik Singgahsana Kecil of Istana Negara at 11.30am.
Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and other cabinet ministers.
Political attention in Malaysia has turned to an imminent Cabinet reshuffle, with three incoming federal ministers and two deputy ministers following the recent elections.
Two ministerial posts in the Prime Minister's Department are vacant - one in charge of the government's performance unit called Pemandu, and the other in charge of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU).
Prime Minister Najib Razak is also set to name a new plantation industries and commodities minister.
Malaysia's embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak denied accusations of misuse of power, graft and interference in official investigations of troubled state fund 1MDB, according to documents filed in response to a lawsuit, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
DAP has expressed concern over the possibility of low voter turnout affecting the results of the Sungai Besar by-election.
The party’s national publicity secretary Tony Pua said the challenge for the Opposition now is to ensure sufficient turnout, as outstation voters returning would be able to determine the results.
“We are within striking reach but it is all dependent on the voters outside who come back and vote.
Pakatan Harapan wants the early votes to be counted on the same day they are cast, claiming that keeping them until the polling day would lead to fraud.
PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar said counting the early votes as soon as the ballots are closed would ensure a fair election process.
The early votes for both the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections are scheduled to be cast on Tuesday. Polling is on Saturday.
Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu says Islamic law is to bring happiness and prosperity to mankind, reports Sin Chew Daily.
He said Amanah’s stance is that Islamic law would solve all human problems.
Amanah, DAP and PKR are working together as Pakatan Harapan now.
Before this, Amanah was part of PAS and its ultimate aim was to implement PAS’ hudud.
Mat Sabu stressed that Amanah would not allow others to influence its religious mission.
Malaysia’s Senate should reject the government’s proposed legal changes that would undermine the rights of criminal suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. Amendments to the country’s Code of Criminal Procedure passed the lower house of parliament on May 19, 2016, and will be debated by the Senate in the session starting on June 13.
The state government has not lent support to any individual to become the next Undang of Jelebu – one of the four most powerful chieftains in Negri Sembilan, among those who are responsible for electing the state’s ruler.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said that anyone claiming to have his support or that of his administration to become the next Undang of Jelebu was telling a lie.
“The state government does not get involved in such matters. Disputes on this can only be decided by the Dewan Keadilan dan Undang,” he said.
A Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno su primera cerveza le salió cara. En julio de 2009, esta joven malasia, entonces de 32 años, era condenada a sufrir seis latigazos con una vara de mimbre tras ser vista consumiendo alcohol en un resort de Cherating, en el estado de Pahang, unos meses antes. La sentencia despertó una sonora protesta internacional ante la intromisión de la sharía o ley islámica en la esfera privada de la población de Malasia. Finalmente, la pena sería conmutada por servicios a la sociedad.
Malaysia has just fast-tracked the tabling of the opposition Islamist party's private members bill to strengthen the powers and the jurisdiction of the Islamic courts, which many fear may lead to the imposition of hudud laws in the country. The move by the main ruling coalition party led by Prime Minister Najib Razak has caused an uproar among non-Muslim citizens.
Prime Minister Najib Razak's Government has thrown its support in parliament behind an Islamic penal code that includes amputations and stoning, shocking some of his allies and stoking fears of further strains in the multi-ethnic country.
Critics believe the scandal-tainted Prime Minister is using 'hudud', the Islamic law, to shore up the backing of Muslim Malay voters and fend off attacks on his leadership ahead of critical by-elections next month and a general election in 2018.
El primer ministro de Malasia, Najib Razak, ha desatado la polémica al afirmar en el parlamento que ofrece todo su apoyo al código penal islámico. El mismo que baraja la posibilidad de imponer castigos como la lapidación o laamputación de miembros para escarmentar a los criminales. Además, esta forma de tomar partido ha asombrado a algunos de sus aliados más cercanos.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah does not acknowledge any claim by the Philippines on the state and will maintain the stand, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
He said Sabah has never recognised or acknowledged any such claim and will continue to be a part of the Malaysian federation.
"Let me clearly state that Sabah is in Malaysia and has chosen to be and will continue to be a part of this sovereign nation since its formation," he said in a statement Friday in response to Philippines incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's intention to pursue the Sabah claim.
Political donations from foreign and government-linked sources will be banned, said a committee set up last year to ensure such funds are not used to influence elections.
Committee chairman Paul Low, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said these will be among the recommendations to be submitted to the Malaysian Cabinet in August.
The National Consultative Committee on Political Funding (JKNMPP) was formed by Prime Minister Najib Razak last August following a controversy in which more than US$700 million (S$966 million) was found in his private banking accounts.