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Set Aside Differences ANd Seek Point Of Common Interest, Zahid Told Muslims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Muslims in Malaysia need to set aside their differences and seek a point of common interest to ensure that Islam will continue to grow in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. In time when Islamophobia is growing around the world, he said Muslims in Malaysia should…

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RM246.5 Million To Sustain Cameron Highlands Since 2014

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PUTRAJAYA Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government spent RM246.5 million to sustain Cameron Highlands through ‘Op Gading’ since 2014 until last year. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said the amount included RM88 million spent by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) in the project to deepen a dam…

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No Ministerial Order To Stop Mahathir Seeing Anwar

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today he had not instructed the Prisons authorities to stop Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from seeing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. He said such visits required a prior application and the approval…

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Malaysia Not Cowed By US Threat Over UN Jerusalem Vote

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia stated today that it will not be cowed by a United States threat to cut financial aid to the countries which backed a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid…

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Triad War Behind Brutal Petrol Station Murder

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PUTRAJAYA – A fight between two triads was the cause of the brutal murder of a man at a petrol station in Johor Baru. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the deceased, known as Ah Chiu, is believed to be the leader of an underworld organisation. “Police have zeroed in on…

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POCCA 2017 To Come Into Effect Tomorrow

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PUTRAJAYA – The Prevention of Crime (Amendment) Act 2017 (POCAA) will come into effect tomorrow. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the amendment to POCA 1959 (Act 297) was aimed at streamlining and improving the implementation and enforcement of the provision with regard to the use of electronic monitoring device (EMD)…

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500 Rela Members To Be Deployed In ESSZone From Jan 2018

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LAHAD DATU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said 500 Rela members from the Volunteer Department will be deployed to assist in monitoring the security in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) from Jan 2018. “The mobilisation of 500 Rela members has already begun,” he told a press conference during a working…

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Johor Sultan Meets DPM Ahmad Zahid

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today granted an audience to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at Istana Pasir Pelangi here. According to a post on the sultan’s Facebook account, the vehicle carrying Ahmad Zahid entered the palace compound at noon. Also present at the…

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Najib, Zahid Attend Special Prayers Seeking Protection For Palestine

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attended special ‘hajat’ prayers seeking protection for Palestine and the well-being of its people. The prayers, led by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, were held in the wake…

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Najib – Zahid Perfect Team To Lead UMNO, BN Into Election Battlefield

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi greeted Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the party president arrived at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) for a closed-door pre-council meeting yesterday. The firm handshake and the smile on both faces clearly indicated that the country’s No 1 and No 2 leaders…

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Ahmad Zahid Observes General Assemblies Of UMNO Wings

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also assuming the duties of deputy president, spent some time observing and listening to the debate by delegates at the general assemblies of the three party wings – Wanita, Youth and Puteri – at the Putra World Trade Centre here today. He…

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KDN Doesn’t Practise Favouritism

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) through all the 10 agencies and departments under it will not indulge in favouritism in discharging its duties. Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said the KDN would continue to be committed in realising…

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Acquisition Of Underground Land Is Now Regulated Nationally

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Land Council (MTN) today agreed to set a minimum depth for acquisition of underground land for development purposes, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the MTN meeting chaired by him at the Parliament House today agreed that under the National Land Code (Underground Land)…

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Drug Menace: Enforcement, Rehabilitation Aspects Should Be Reviewed

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PUTRAJAYA – The National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) has been told to review the enforcement and rehabilitation aspects in tackling the no-ending issue of drug abuse in the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said efforts taken in fighting the drug menace had not been fully successful although the National Drug Policy…

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DPM Supports Proposal On Establishing Education Commission

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KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has expressed support for the suggestion of the Federation of Peninsular Malay Students (GPMS) for an education commission be established to strengthen the national education policy and to ensure its continuity. He said such a commission was also needed to avoid changes or…

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Supportive Role Of Wives Of Elected Reps Vital

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MELAKA – The supportive role of wives of elected and former elected representatives is important as a driving force for their spouses, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. In this regard, he said, interaction among members of the welfare bodies of wives of elected and former elected representatives nationwide, which were…

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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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