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Late Kedah Sultan Told Me To Help PM Look After Nation

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ALOR SETAR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recalled the late Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah reminding him to assist the prime minister maintain harmony and security in the country. Ahmad Zahid said Sultan Abdul Halim told him that before returning to Istana Anak Bukit, here, upon the…

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New IGP To Be Announced On Sept 4: DPM

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KUALA NERUS – The new Inspector-General of Police replacing Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar will be announced on Sept 4 after a Police Force Commission meeting the same day, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Zahid, who is also Home Minister, also urged the public to refrain from speculating on who…

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Malaysia Targets U.S. Visa Waiver Through Skin

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia targets to be the third ASEAN country accepted into the United States Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) through the implementation of the National Immigration Control System or SKIN (Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional) by 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government was optimistic of achieving this mission following the acceptance of Brunei and Singapore into the…

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US Secretary Rex Tillerson To Meet Najib, Zahid

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia and the United States (US) are set to deliberate on wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, starting tomorrow. This is possible in conjunction with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s two day working visit to Malaysia scheduled until Wednesday. “This is his first visit to Malaysia…

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Government To Set Up Monitoring Centre For KL Sentral

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government proposes to establish a centralised monitoring centre for KL Sentral to, among others, enhance the overall security at the nation’s main public transportation hub. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today he had instructed Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim to prepare a proposal in a month for him to…

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Redevelopment Must Retain Islamic Spirit, Malayness Of Kampung Baru

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today the redevelopment of Kampung Baru must retain the Islamic spirit and Malayness of the village that has been in existence for 113 years. He said that in line with the changing times, the village could not escape development, but it should retain its very own…

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Tackle Personnel Integrity Issue At Entry Points

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PUTRAJAYA – The issue of the integrity of officers and personnel at all national entry points should be handled appropriately so as not to jeopardise the image and create a prejudice against the government’s enforcement efforts, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.           Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister,…

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Opposition Targeting Johor In GE14 – Zahid

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JELEBU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today disclosed efforts by the opposition to move some voters to Johor in order to capture the state in the coming 14th general election (GE14). As Home Minister overseeing the National Registration Department, he said he had detected the move being made by the opposition. “They (opposition) are focusing…

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Follow RoS’ Directive Or DAP Candidates Can’t Contest In GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR – DAP should follow the directive of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) or the party’s candidates will not be allowed to contest in the coming 14th general election, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said this was because the DAP leadership had the tendency of disobeying RoS’ directives made based on the party’s…

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DPM Visits Sarawak CM In Conjunction With Aidilfitri

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KUCHING – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi tonight visited Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg at his residence in Petra Jaya, near here, in conjunction with Aidilfitri. Arriving at 8.30 pm, Ahmad Zahid then had dinner with Abang Johari, his wife Datin Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang and other guests. Ahmad Zahid had arrived at Kuching International Airport at 7.15pm and was received by Sarawak…

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Chinese Govt Hands List Of 100 Suspected Criminals To Home Ministry

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PUTRAJAYA – The Chinese government today handed over a list of 100 names of suspected Chinese national criminals to the Home Ministry. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also Home Minister, said the individuals were believed to be involved in terrorism, telecommunication fraud, drugs and cross border crime in the…

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Security Beefed Up At All Entry Points – DPM

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KUALA NERUS – Security at all entry points nationwide, including the rat trails will be enhanced to ensure that terrorists who are now on the run from the authorities of the neighbouring countries do not infiltrate into Malaysia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister,…

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Violent Attacks In The Region Related To Killing Of Wanndy

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KUALA LUMPUR – The latest terrorist attacks in several districts in Thailand, Jakarta in Indonesia and clashes in Mindanao, the Philippines are related to the killing of the Southeast Asian Daesh coordinator Mohammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi in Syria, last March, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said this was the…

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Malaysia Has No Intention To Bring Back Body Of Daesh Militant

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SYDNEY – The Malaysian government has no intention to arrange to bring back to the country the body of Malaysian Daesh militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi who was killed in Syria, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said here Tuesday. He said, however, that the family of Muhammad Wanndy could do…

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Zahid Pledges Loyalty, Support Nor Najib In Face Of Trials

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PUTRAJAYA – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today pledged his loyalty and strong support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the face of the trials and slander the latter had to put up with. The Deputy Prime Minister said the political arena was witnessing the persecution of Najib as the main…

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Reject Extermism, Celebrate Malaysia’s Diversity

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the people to reject any form of religious extremism as this could jeopardise the peace and harmony in the country. The Deputy Prime Minister said instead Malaysians should celebrate the diversity of religions and cultures in Malaysia which has been the symbol of strength…

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Hishammuddin Does Not Take Over Duty Of Other Ministries

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PUTRAJAYA – The appointment of Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as the Minister of Special Functions is not to take over the duty of another ministry but to complement and strengthen the leadership institution in the government and party, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today. Ahmad Zahid, who is also…

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Ahmad Zahid, Musa Aman Jointly Chair First ESSZone Advisory Board Meeting

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KOTA KINABALU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman chaired the first Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) Advisory Board Meeting, here, today. The meeting was held at Sri Gaya, the chief minister’s official residence, and it was attended by the board members including National…

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DPM Receives Courtesy Call From Thailand Deputy Defence Minister

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BUKIT KAYU HITAM – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today received a courtesy call from Thailand Deputy Defence Minister General Udomdej Sitabutr. The call, which took place at the Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) Complex here, was aimed at discussing the proposed extension of the border checkpoints operations at the Bukit…

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Zahid Wants Speedier Construction Of Bukit Kayu Hitam ICQS Complex

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BUKIT KAYU HITAM – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today called for speeding up of the construction of the new Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex here that has fallen behind by almost 20 months. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said the government was serious in wanting the…

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Tabling Of Amendments To Act 164 Deferred

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PUTRAJAYA – The tabling of the bill to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 or Act 164 has been deferred at the current Parliament sitting, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid who is also Home Minister and Barisan Nasional whip, said the postponement was to ensure…

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Wisma Putra To Discuss With North Korean Embassy

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KUALA LUMPUR – Wisma Putra will discuss with the representative from the North Korean Embassy here on the position of Malaysian nationals who are prevented from leaving that country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia wanted to resolve the diplomatic issue with the North Korean delegtion which was still in…

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Malaysia To Enjoy Maximum Benefit From King Salman’s Visit To Develop Halal Products

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia will enjoy maximum benefit from the recent four-day visit to Malaysia by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud to develop its halal products. Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, said Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, which were Malaysia’s main trading partners in West Asia, were interested in…

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DPM Instructs Wisma Putra Present Assessment Of Ties With North Korea To Cabinet

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RAUB – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today instructed the Foreign Ministry to present to the Cabinet an assessment of the diplomatic ties with North Korea. This follows the “less-than-diplomatic” remarks by North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, recently, claiming that Malaysia was in cohorts with Pyongyang’s enemies in the murder case of…

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Deputy PM arrives In Qater For Four-Day Visit

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DOHA – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here to begin a four-day official visit to Qatar at the invitation of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. Ahmad Zahid arrived at the Hamad International Airport at 10.15 pm on Saturday…

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Religious Tolerance Important – Ahmad Zahid

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KUCHING – Religious tolerance should be observed and understood by Muslims so that Islam is not viewed in a skeptical or suspicious manner, or to be feared upon, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said this was because of the fear that some quarters with hidden agenda would use their…

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DPM Announces Task Force To Help Malaysian Chinese In Sarawak Yet To Acquire Citizenship

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KUCHING – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today a special task force will be set up to help Malaysian Chinese in Sarawak who have yet to acquire citizenship. The task force would come under the jurisdiction of the Sarawak National Registration Department, he said. “I am very concerned with this…

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Najib Chairs UMNO Supreme Council Meeting

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today chaired the party’s Supreme Council meeting at Menara Dato Onn, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here. The meeting, which started at 3.15pm, is the first Supreme Council meeting this year. Also present were UMNO vice president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is…

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MACC Given Ample Room To Act Against The Corrupt

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has been given ample room to investigate, conduct searches and take action against anyone at all involved in corruption, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Calling for support for these proactive efforts, the Deputy Prime Minister said MACC was not merely an enacted entity but had absolute power…

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Malaysia Confident Us Will Continue With Visa Waiver Programme For Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia today expressed confidence that the new United States administration of President Donald Trump will continue with the US Visa Waiver Programme for Malaysia. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia had fulfilled all except one of the stipulated conditions. The yet unfulfilled condition, set by the US Department…

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