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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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Zahid Meets China Secretary Of Central Political And Legal Affiars, Meng Jianzhu

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BEIJING — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had a meeting with Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs, Communist Party of China, Meng Jianzhu in the capital, today. Ahmad Zahid met Meng for about an hour at the Political and Legal Affairs office, here. Also present were Inspector-General of Police…

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Zahid Reminds UMNO Members Against Forming Factions

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SUNGAI PETANI – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today reminded UMNO members against breaking up and forming factions if the party wants to achieve a major victory in the next general election. Ahmad Zahid, who is an UMNO vice-president performing the duties of the deputy president, said enough of allowing the…

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Zahid Launches His Book On Prevention Of Crime Act

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today launched a book that he said can serve as an authoritative guide to the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA). Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said it took him almost two years to complete the book entitled ‘POCA Nafas Baharu Banteras…

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Grassroot Leaders, Don’t Be ‘Apple Polishers’ – Zahid

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TAPAH – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today chided the grassroot leaders for being ‘apple polishers’ by only providing support reports with good status. On the contrary, the UMNO vice president said the report from the ‘war room’ must be transparent, including stating that support given to the Barisan Nasional (BN)…

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“Umno Is Not A Hotel” – Zahid

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TEMERLOH – Umno is not a “guesthouse” for a certain leader to leave the party and returns to as he wishes, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. In alluding the trait to former party president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Zahid said the individual should have “just remained quiet” outside Umno and…

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‘Zahid Is My Brother In Umno’ – Najib

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SHAH ALAM – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not be able to cause a split between him and his deputy, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Najib, who is also Umno president, said this was because the Pakatan Harapan chairman failed to understand that he and Zahid…

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BN Should Avoid ‘Talak Tiga’ In Selangor

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SABAK BERNAM – Barisan Nasional (BN) should avoid being pronounced the “talak tiga” or third “talak” (pronouncement of divorce of three counts) by the people of Selangor in the coming general election to avoid losing the state for good, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the coming general election would provide the last…

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Zahid Urges Police To Work To Discard Public Negative Perception

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged the Royal Malaysia Police to take steps to discard the negative perception of the public towards the force so that the people could enjoy peace-of-mind. He said the police should get closer to the public and non-governmental organisations through people-friendly approaches so that the general…

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Police Force Targets Zero Corruption

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Police, aiming to achieve zero-corruption status, today took the Anti-Corruption Pledge (IBR) before Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar led the taking of the oath along with 200 other policemen at a ceremony at Dewan Tan Sri…

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Kelantan People Should Translate Support For BN At GE14

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KOTA BHARU – The extra-ordinary presence of the Kelantan people at programmes organised by UMNO lately should be translated into votes for Barisan Nasional (BN) at the 14th general election, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. He said the people’s mandate was crucial for BN to form a government and rule the state  as the coalition…

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DPM Ahmad Zahid Attends KBS Open House

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attended the Youth and Sports Ministry Aidilfitri Open House held at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC), Bukit Jalil, here. He arrived at 6.30pm and was welcomed by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, spending about 30 minutes at the event which was attended…

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National Immigration Control System To Be Implemented In 2021

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CYBERJAYA – The National Immigration Control System (SKIN) , which will integrate all existing immigration systems including the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs), will be fully implemented in 2021, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Through the SKIN concession agreement between the Home Ministry and Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Pestariang Bhd…

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