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Zahid Visits Anwar Ibrahim At KL Hospital

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today visited PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is recuperating from surgery at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. “Just visited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who had undergone surgery on the right shoulder at HKL recently. Hoping for his quick recovery,” Ahmad…

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Expertise Of Preacher Zamihan Still Needed

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government still needs the expertise of Muslim preacher Zamihan Mat Zin to help rehabilitate Daesh militant detainees, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said Zamihan was conducting a rehabilitation programme for Daesh militants at the Tapah Prison in Perak. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home…

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Corporate Sector Needs To Uphold Malay Language

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KUALA LUMPUR – The corporate sector should accord prestige to the Malay language by using it in their official business, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said there should be efforts to empower the Malay language by various parties, not just the schools, higher education institutions and public sector, but…

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2018 Budget: Reduce Cost Of Hiring Domestic Maids

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PUTRAJAYA — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has suggested that in the 2018 Budget, focus be given to reducing the cost of hiring domestic maids. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said this measure was important to reduce the burden of those needing domestic help. “Hopefully, the new procedures and…

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Malaysia To Step Up Halal Internationalisation Initiatives

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia will heighten its halal internationalisation initiatives to attract global interest in a bid to make the country as the global halal excellence centre, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said among the initiatives were the organisation of new international programmes such as Multaqa International Halal Authority Board…

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Govt Will Not Tolerate Denigration Of Palm Oil Industry

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will not tolerate the denigration of the palm oil industry to ensure the survival of 650,000 small holders, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the government would not keep silent on any campaign against palm oil and would give a fitting response to those…

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Recent RM30 Mln Allocation To Upgrade Tahfiz Schools, Not Pay Salaries

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PUTRAJAYA – The RM30-million allocation for Tahfiz schools announced recently by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is totally for upgrading infrastructure and not to pay staff salaries, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said 80 per cent of the RM30-million allocation for the coordination of Tahfiz education announced…

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Mustafa Akyol’s Book Contravenes Norms Of Malaysian Society

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said the ban on the book written by Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol was imposed because the book was found to contain an ideology which contravened norms of the society in Malaysia. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said the book titled…

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UMNO Does Not Condone Jamal’s Beer-Smashing Stunt

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO does not condone the beer-smashing stunt of the party’s Sungai Besar Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. “We do not sanction his doing. He is also the chairman of an NGO. Yes, he is one of our Ketua Bahagian (division…

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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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