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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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Ahmad Zahid Attends PNMB Aidilfitri Open House

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Ministeri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attends the Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB) Aidilfitri Open House at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), here. Zahid Hamidi, who arrived at 1.40 pm, was received by PNMB chairman Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang and its management line-up and spent half-an-hour at the event…

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DPM Attends Kedah MB’s Daughter’s Wedding Reception

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ALOR SETAR – Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi attended the wedding reception of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah’s daughter here tonight. The deputy prime minister arrived at the Dewan Vimal here at 8.30 pm and was received by Ahmad Bashah and his wife, Datin Seri Hizam Awang Ahmad. At the ceremony, Ahmad Zahid also sprinkled scented water on the wedded couple Azira Hafiza, 27, and…

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Public Flogging Under Islamic Law Only For Muslims In Kelantan

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KUCHING – The amendments to the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 passed by the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly yesterday, should be seen in the context of it being applicable only for Muslims in that state. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the amended enactment only had implications on Muslims in Kelantan and did not involve non-Muslims there. “I have not received details on the tabling of the bill and…

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DPM Tops up Batrisyia’s Operation Costs

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KUCHING – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has donated RM50,000 to toddler Noor Batrisyia Ramlan today to be used for cochlear implant operations. Ahmad Zahid said the contribution was his and his wife’s personal assistance, as well as a donor whose identity was not revealed. “I was informed by Piasau State Assemblyman Datuk…

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DAP Re-Election: ROS To Act Profesionally – Zahid

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BAGAN DATUK – The Registrar of Societies (RoS) has been asked to act professionally in handling the new DAP central executive committee (CEC) re-election in a legitimate and transparent manner, to enable delegates to elect 20 valid and recognised CEC members. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that whatever action taken by RoS would be based on the party’s…

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Another Deputy IGP Post Required – Zahid

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BATU PAHAT – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has not ruled out the possibility of creating another Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’s post especially to address the terrorism threat. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the proposal to re-establish the Anti-Terrorism Department in the Royal Malaysia Police could also strengthen and expand the number of personnel in…

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Sukim Programme Should Be Continued

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TANJUNG MALIM – The organisation of the Malaysian Indian Sports Meet (Sukim) should be continued to highlight the capabilities of more national athletes from the Indian community, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the government was prepared to provide support in various aspects in order to attract the  young generation from…

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Zahid Visits Selangor UMNO Youth Chief In Hospital

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today visited Selangor UMNO Youth chief Zainuri Zakaria who is under treatment at a private hospital near here. Ahmad Zahid, who is an UMNO vice-president discharging the duties of the deputy president, arrived at the hospital at about 4 pm and spent some time with Zainuri. He was accompanied by Petaling Jaya Selatan UMNO Division vice-chief…

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No Waiver Allowed On BM Requirement For Civil Service Jobs

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PUTRAJAYA – There shall be no waiving of the  Bahasa Melayu pass requirement for any job in the civil service, said Deputy Prime Minister  Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the Cabinet took this decision today and in the process revoked the waiver on a pass with a credit in the Bahasa Melayu subject at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia level for…

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SC To Discuss Issues On Bullying, Unwed Young Mothers

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PUTRAJAYA – The Social Council, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, will discuss issues on bullying and unwed young mothers at its meeting this month in a concerted effort to address the problem. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim  said she had informed the deputy…

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DPM Wants More Comprehensive Measures Against Drug Abuse

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today called for the immediate implementation of more comprehensive measures to combat drug abuse which he described as a growing concern in society. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said latest statistics showed that 56 per cent of all prisoners in the country…

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TIFF Over Tourism Tax Settled – Zahid

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PUTRAJAYA – The squabble between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and the Sarawak and Sabah state governments over the tourism tax issue has been settled, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the matter was discussed and it was agreed during the Cabinet meeting yesterday,…

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Zahid Orders Penang Police To Fight Gambling All Out

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BALIK PULAU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has ordered Penang police to go all out in combating gambling which is described as becoming more serious in the state. He said the police, as a security force which had full authority to take action against gambling, must fully eradicate the immoral…

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Nasyrul Quran, World’s 2nd Largest Quran Printing Complex Begins Operations Today

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PUTRAJAYA – Nasyrul Quran, the world’s second largest Quran printing complex here, built at a cost of RM60 million, officially began its printing and binding operations today. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who officiated at the ceremony, said Nasyrul Quran was built starting last year not to compete with other Quran-printing…

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Zahid Wants More ‘Huffaz’ To Become Professionals

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BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants professionals from among ‘huffaz’ to recite the al-Quran and become exceptional leaders and professionals like doctors and engineers, not just become imam or religious scholars. He said there are currently 200 doctors from among’hafiz’ and ‘hafizah’ serving as doctors in Islamic Medical…

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Muslims Should Read Quran Daily – Zahid

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BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said Muslims should read the Quran every day, and not just during Ramadan. He said among the benefits of reading the Quran were enlightenment of the soul and having peace of mind. “No matter how busy we are, we should recite at…

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Gov’t Targets To Produce 125,000 Quran Memorisers By 2050

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MELAKA – The government targets to produce 125,000 “huffaz” or Quran memorisers across the country by 2050 through the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) policy, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the target was important for Malaysia so as to build a generation capable of developing a peaceful, harmonious, prosperous…

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Malaysia Joins SMIIC Board This Year To Play Bigger Role In Global Halal Sector

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia has joined the Standard and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)’s board of directors from this year, enabling it to play a bigger role in the halal sector globally, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the decision was made by the Malaysia Halal Council, in line…

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