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Zahid Receives Courtesy Call From Japanese Justice Minister

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from Japanese Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa at his office at the Perdana Putra here today. In the 40-minute meeting, Ahmad Zahid and Kamikawa discussed issues such as Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations, trade and investment as well as security issues including…

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GE14: BN Candidates Undergoing Integrity Screening- Zahid

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KUALA LUMPUR – All Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates for the 14th General Election (GE14) are undergoing full integrity screening to ensure they are not involved in any misconduct involving integrity, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi . The deputy prime minister said that despite the fact that the states had submitted names of candidates…

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Zahid: Govt Respects Court’s Decision To Release Anwar

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SHAH ALAM – The Government will respect the decision of the court to release former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. At a press conference on Saturday (Jan 6), Anwar’s wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said her husband will be released from…

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Home Ministry Seeks To Maintain Record Of Excellence

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PUTRAJAYA — The Home Ministry will be focusing on eight aspects towards achieving the 25 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set for the ministry this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said that although the number of KPIs had been reduced as compared to…

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Zahid Gets A Surprise From Staff On His 65th Birthday

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PUTRAJAYA – Staff of the offices of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister today surprised Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with a celebration on his 65th birthday at the Perdana Putra building here. As Ahmad Zahid entered his office, the staff shouted ‘surprise’ and sang the song ‘Allah Selamatkan Kamu’ (God Bless You) before…

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DPM Confirms Two Immigration Officers At KLIA Arrested

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LAHAD DATU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today confirmed that two Immigration Department officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have been arrested over the smuggling of Bangladesh nationals. He said the two officers were stationed at the KLIA Immigration counter. “A number of officers are suspected to be…

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Zahid Pledges Loyalty To Najib’s Leadership

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today pledged his undivided loyalty to the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “My loyalty to the president (of UMNO) will not waver as long as I am alive,” said the UMNO vice-president , who is also carrying out the…

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MPM Urged To Contribute Ideas Create New National Agenda

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malay Consultative Council (MPM) has been urged to contribute ideas to help the government in drawing up the main agenda for the Malays and country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the MPM, which is participated by national figures with expertise in various fields should not restrict…

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NADMA Teams On The Ground To Help With Flood Relief

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KUALA LUMPUR – National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) teams are on the ground in the flooded and flood-prone areas in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia to coordinate evacuation and aid measures, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said the move was made soon after the early warning issued by…

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MMEA Leads Air Surveillance Coordination In Maritime Zone

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has been appointed the lead agency for the coordination of air surveillance activities in the maritime area of the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the appointment was agreed to at a meeting of the High-Level Committee on the Coordination…

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702,319 Arrested For Drug-Related Offences From 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 702,319 people were arrested for drug-related offences between 2014 and October 2017, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said based on the Royal Malaysia Police’s statistics, 21,731 of those arrested were drug traffickers picked up under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act…

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DPM Explains Why Pakatan Harapan Not Registered Yet

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today explained why the Registrar of Societies had yet to approve the registration of the opposition pact Pakatan Harapan. Firstly, he said, the RoS had yet to receive the latest report and list of Central Executive Committee members of the DAP, one of…

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ASEAN-HK FTA To Attract More Investors To Malaysia

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HONG KONG – The just-signed ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will enable Malaysia to attract more Hong Kong investors to its shores, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. With the agreement in place, it would not only mark the beginning of great business ties between Hong Kong and ASEAN countries…

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Ahmad Zahid Assures Anwar Of Best Medical Treatment

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today gave the assurance that jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be given the best treatment for his ailment. He said the Health Ministry had taken measures requested by Anwar and his family in the matter. Anwar is scheduled…

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No Extradition Request From India For Zakir Naik

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government did not receive any application from the Indian government seeking the extradition of international missionary Dr Zakir Naik for allegedly promoting terrorism in that country, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister said that if the Indian government made such an application…

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Immediate Approval To Repair Kulim Drainage System Damaged In Floods

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KULIM – The government has approved RM2 million to upgrade the drainage and irrigation system damaged by floods in this district. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the approval was given at a briefing session on floods around the district presented by Kulim district officer Mohamad Che Nai today. The briefing…

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Vietnamese Envoy Calls On Ahmad Zahid

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KUALA LUMPUR – Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh today paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at his office at Parliament House. Ahmad Zahid, in a statement, said diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Vietnam, established in 1973, had grown substantially with both parties enjoying close cooperation…

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Government To Amend Common Gaming Houses Act 1953

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SERDANG – The government will amend the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 to enable actions that are relevant and effective in the long term to be taken to combat illegal gambling activities, including online, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Right now, he said the Home Ministry (KDN) and the Royal…

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Over 300 Individuals Involved In Daesh Elements Nabbed

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KUALA LUMPUR – Some 346 individuals linked to the Daesh terrorist group, including 95 Malaysians were detained up to October this year, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the Home Ministry also received information of 53 Malaysians involved in terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria with 34 of them…

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Learn From History, Says Zahid Hamidi

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ISTANBUL – The Malaysian people should learn from history to avoid repeating previous mistakes that will only bring long-term losses to the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said there were many historical records that could serve as a lesson, especially on the fall of a government or an…

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Zahid’s Visit To Rohingya Camp Proves Malaysia’s Commitment

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – During Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s visit to the Rohingya refugee camp on Monday, he was surrounded by a large number of journalists, a scenario that caught this writer by surprise. Apart from the Malaysian media, scores of local and international journalists including media representatives from some…

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Not Malaysia’s Intention To Interfere In Myanmar’s Affairs

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it was never Malaysia’s intention to interfere in the internal affairs of Myanmar when it kept harping on the plight of ethnic Rohingya in the country. He said Malaysia was doing so because the situation had turned into a humanitarian issue,…

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Malaysia Builds Hospital For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Malaysia will build a field hospital at a cost of RM3.5 million in the refugees camp housing the Rohingya ethnic community here, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The deputy prime minister said the hospital would be built within a month’s time as soon as it was approved by the…

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Zahid In Cox’s Bazar To Assess Refugees’ Condition

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COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh) – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here today to visit the Rohingya refugee camp. Accompanied by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot, he arrived at the Cox’s Bazar Airport at 9.10 am local time (11.10 Malaysian time). Ahmad Zahid will visit the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, about…

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Zahid Hopes Police’s Old Convoying Methods Will Be Changed

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DUNGUN – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is hoping that the motoring convoy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the police will be amended to avoid fatigue and mishaps involving police officers and personnel. The Home Minister said he also hoped that motoring convoys undertaking long journeys could stop and rest so…

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Demise Of ‘Iron Lady’ A Big Loss To UMNO

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KUALA LUMPUR — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi described the passing of Datuk Dr Maznah Hamid as a big loss to UMNO, especially to Wanita UMNO. According to him, the late Wanita UMNO Executive Committee member had contributed not only at the state level but also at national level. “Her role…

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Proposed Social Workers Profession Bill To Be Tabled In Cabinet

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BANGI – The proposed Social Workers Profession Bill to improve the effectiveness of professional welfare service delivery to the people will be tabled in the Cabinet, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the bill, which was in the midst of a final review, is crucial as the country prepares…

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Strengthening Malaysia-China Security Cooperation

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BEIJING — China’s super-fast advanced scanner, that can identify illicit items inside a moving vessel in an instant, will make its debut at Malaysia’s entry checkpoints soon. The intelligent machine was developed by the Public Security Ministry of China and it is used at the country’s airports and ports. “China has agreed in principle on…

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Malaysia Had Deported 29 Uighur Militants To China

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BEIJING — Sharing biometric information with China since 2011 enabled Malaysia to arrest 29 Uighur militants involved with the Daesh group and deport them to China for prosecution, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister said China had praised Malaysia’s action over their arrests and bilateral cooperation in the security…

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Home Ministry Laaving It To Police To Stop Beer Fest

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BEIJING — The Home Ministry is leaving it to the police to act on the organising of the Feel Beer Festival 2017, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. “That comes under police’s powers… I have instructed that it be stopped,” said Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister. Ahmad Zahid, who…

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