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Forget Party Elections And Focus On GE, Hishammuddin Tells Umno Delegates

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Umno delegates attending the party’s annual general assembly next month have been told not to raise any motions pertaining to the party elections that is slated to take place next year. Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the focus of the assembly should be on the coming General Election (GE),…

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Hishammuddin Appointed As Minister With Special Functions

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has been appointed as the Minister With Special Functions at the Prime Minister’s Department effective today. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the appointment in a statement today. He said Hishammuddin remained as Minister of Defence. “This appointment will allow Datuk Seri Hishammuddin to execute…

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UMNO General Assembly Atmosphere Should Promote Winning Mentality

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KUALA LUMPUR – The whole process and the atmosphere at this year’s UMNO general assembly, scheduled to begin on Nov 29, should be able to promote a winning mentality among the delegates as a preparation to face the next general assembly. UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the delegates should also make optimal…

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Dr M With Opposition In Parliament Nothing ODD

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s presence with the opposition in Parliament today is nothing odd and is just another attempt to attack the country’s leadership, said UMNO vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. However, he said the former prime minister’s action would not be able to bring down UMNO or the Barisan…

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LMS Purchased From China To Be Built By Joint Venture

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KUALA LUMPUR – The construction of the four Littoral Mission Ships (LMS), purchased by Malaysia from China, will be done by a joint venture between Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd and China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co Ltd. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the construction of the ships, procured in conjunction with…

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Malaysia-Thai Border Control To Be Enhanced

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PASIR MAS – The construction of fences and walls along the Malaysia-Thailand border is important to enhance border control to curb Daesh militants as well as other smuggling activities. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the initiative would complement the existing fence and walls along 111 kms of the border in Perlis, Kedah…

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UMNO Has Its Own Way To Handle Members Supporting Other Parties

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BATU GAJAH – UMNO has the mechanism to ensure that none of its members are supporting the newly emerging ‘Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’ (Bersatu), said UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said UMNO as a party that had long been established, had a lot of experience in dealing with splinter parties such as…

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Opposition Always Find New Issues To Be Politicised

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KUALA LUMPUR – The opposition parties will always find new and current issues to be politicised as a tactic to achieve their main agenda, UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said. For one, he said they had clearly pointed fingers and blamed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad…

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Tun Mahathir’s Action Does Not Make Sense

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SUNGAI BESAR – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein regarded Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s action of sharing the stage with DAP and campaigning for the Parti Amanah Negara candidate at the Sungai Besar by-election (PRK) as not making sense. He said the action of the former prime minister was also seen as inconsistent with…

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Nizar’s Statement Was Rude – Hishammuddin

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SUNGAI BESAR – ‘Rude’. That was the reaction from Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to the statement by former Menteri Besar of Perak Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin on the Kuala Kangsar by-election. Hishammuddin said he did not expect Nizar would utter such words without considering the feelings of the late Datuk Wan Mohammad…

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ASEAN As A United Bloc Important To Engage Superpowers

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SINGAPORE – Malaysia stresses the importance of a united ASEAN as a bloc in voicing out its concerns, especially in engaging superpowers on security related matters in the region, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said it was important that deals done by superpowers such as the United States and China should…

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Hishammuddin Attends Shangri-La Dialogue 2016

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SINGAPORE: Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is attending a three-day 15th Shangri-La Dialogue security forum which opened here Friday. Hishammuddin is scheduled to join his counterparts from India and Japan, Manohar Parrikar and Gen Nakatani respectively, at the second plenary session tomorrow to discuss ‘Managing Military Competition in Asia’. The International Institute…

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Hisham: BN Will Always Work In The Best Interest Of All

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says Barisan Nasional will always work in the best interest of all Malaysians. Following MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai’s recent criticism of PAS’ controversial Private Member’s Bill, the Umno vice-president said issues involving religion and race are not new and it is one of the advantages held…

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Sri Miri Camp RKAT Project Ready By End 2016

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MIRI – Construction of phase one of the RM55 million Armed Forces Family Homes (RKAT) project at the Sri Miri Army camp here is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said 139 houses of various classes would be built in the first phase for…

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Foreign Naval Vessels Being Monitored, Says Hisham

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KUALA LUMPUR: The navy and air force will monitor any foreign naval vessels detected in Malaysian waters, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. He said diplomatic protest notes will also be sent to the respective country if the vessels do not follow the right maritime routes. “The presence of navy vessels or normal ships…

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No Chinese Boats And Ships Near South Luconia Shoals

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KOTA TINGGI – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has confirmed that no Chinese boats and ships have encroached into the Malaysian waters near the South Luconia Shoals (Beting Patinggi Ali) in the South China Sea. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said this was verified by the Navy Chief Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman…

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Malaysia Not Involved In Cooperation To Combat Extremisim In Yemen And Syria – Hishammuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has never been involved in any military cooperation to combat extremist groups in Yemen and Syria led by Saudi Arabia, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the Malaysian Armed Forces’ (ATM) initial participation in the recent Thunder of the North Exercise (Raad al Shamal) was…

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I’m Not Afraid Of Daesh’s Kidnap Threats – Hishammuddin

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LUMUT: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein today said that he was neither afraid of nor scared by the reported attempts by the Daesh militant group to kidnap him last year. However, he said the threats posed by that militant group could not be viewed lightly. “I’m not scared, it’s not me as an…

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Families Of MH370 Victims Always Close To Hishammuddin’s Heart

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LUMUT: “My heart is with you”, these were the words always uttered by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein to family members of the victims and crew of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that disappeared two years ago. Hishamuddin, who was acting Transport Minister when the aircraft disappeared, hoped that members of all…

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Najib, Zahid, Hisham On IS Kidnap List

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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic State targetted the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defence Minister for kidnapping last year. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic), also Home Minister, said he, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein were targeted by the group. “On Jan 30, 2015, a total of 13…

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Presence Of Chinese Coast Guard Ships Is Under Control

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KUCHING – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the presence of Chinese coast guard ships outside the Gugusan Beting Patinggi Ali waters, about 84 nautical miles from the coast of Miri is under control. He was confident that direct communication between the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia and the Sarawak state leadership would be…

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Hishammuddin: Settle Kedah Political Crisis Wisely, Rationally

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KLUANG – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein hopes the current political crisis in Kedah can be solved in the family spirit, wisely and rationally for the continuity of the party and people. Hishammuddin, who is also defence minister, said whatever crisis in Umno would definitely affect the party but would not impact badly on…

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Defence Ministry Not Much Affected By 2016 Budget Adjustment

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GENTING HIGHLANDS – The 2016 Budget Adjustment to be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Jan 28 is expected to have little effects on the planning and expenditure of the Defence Ministry. Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said this was because most of the expenditures of the ministry were…

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Mindef To Identify High Risk Areas, Curb Potential Attacks

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GENTING HIGHLANDS – The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) will identify specific locations – including in Sabah, which could be used as potential point of attacks by militants. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the measure was taken following the bombings which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday. “It is an effort to strengthen…

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No Plan To Buy Pakistan Fighter Jet – Hishammuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has no plan to purchase the Joint Fighter-17 (JF-17) Thunder multi-role fighters (JF-17) from Pakistan as was reported in the international news media today, said Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. “I have never heard of this. I am hearing this for the first time. We have no plan to…

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Hisham To Head For Saudi Arabia

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SUNGAI BULOH: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will be visiting Saudi Arabia next month to discuss the Saudi-led alliance of 34 Islamic countries in combating terrorism. The Defence Minister said the fight against terrorism was an issue concerning all Asean countries. “I hope my counterparts from other Asean countries will be attending this meeting too.…

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There’s Still Room For Muhyiddin, Shafie To Apologise – Hishammuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: There is still room for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to apologise to UMNO for their excessive attitude, but it must be done with sincerity. UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said it was up to the deputy president and vice-president to make an apology to re-unite…

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Najib A Calm And Brave Leader – Hishammuddin

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is a calm and brave leader who is not afraid of challenges. The UMNO vice-president said the prime minister is not afraid of anybody and is very calm when dealing with any situation. “For example, leaders of Syria and Libya failed to…

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Armed Forces Ready To Mobilise Personnel, Assets During Floods

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and its assets are fully prepared to be deployed to face the flood season this year. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry had also set up a Disaster Management Steering Committee and activated its ‘War Room’ to monitor the monsoon season. “The committee…

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Paris Attacks Can Happen To Us, Says Hisham

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KUALA LUMPUR: The reason he revealed that Malaysian leaders were targetted by the Islamic State was to instil urgency in the fight against terror groups, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic). On Sunday, Hishammuddin said that he was among the Cabinet ministers who were targeted by IS, and reminded the authorities not to…

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