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Ahmad Zahid Meets With Kelantan Police

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KOTA BHARU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi began his one-day working visit to Kelantan today by attending the Kelantan police management meeting. He arrived at the Kelantan police headquarters here at 9.35 am with Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan, Kelantan deputy police chief Datuk Din Ahmad and Kelantan Federal…

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Moderates Among Religious Followers Called To Fight Extremism

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has called on the moderates among religious followers to take the lead in a world threatened by extremism and fundamentalism. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said moderates from all faiths must reclaim the agenda for peace and pragmatism, and marginalise the extremists and radicals. “Extremism and radicalism…

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Government To Ensure Overall Approach In Urbanisation Process

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will ensure an overall approach is taken in the policy making as a way forward for urbanisation in Malaysia. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this was to ensure a sustainable urbanisation for the benefit of future generations which would become the citizens, managers, employers and…

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Bagan Datuk Products To Carry ‘Bagan Datuk Ori’ Labels

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BAGAN DATUK – All products produced here will carry the label ‘Bagan Datuk Ori’ in an effort to further popularise the district, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the effort was also a step towards promoting Bagan Datuk’s products to the international level. “To further promote the effort, a…

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Zahid To Deliver Keynote Address At WCES In HK

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PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will address the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES), a premier international event for business linkages, in the course of his two-day working visit to Hong Kong beginning today. Ahmad Zahid, who is the guest of honour of the 9th WCES, will deliver a…

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Govt Always Concerned With Safety Of Students At Schools

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SIBU – The government is deeply concerned with the level of security involving children studying at schools, be it public or private schools said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. “This is not the first time, we are very concerned, we know that every two or three years, there is such an…

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Police Probe As Per SOP Into Shah Alam Fracas

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KUALA LUMPUR – The police will conduct their investigation in accordance with the standard operating procedure into the commotion that happened during the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum yesterday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said he had instructed the police to conduct an investigation and take the appropriate action,…

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Zahid Hamidi Calls On Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri

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KUCHING – Visiting Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today called on Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud at the latter’s private residence in Demak Jaya here. Ahmad Zahid, who had called on Taib in conjunction with Aidilfitri, arrived at the residence at 12.30 pm. Also present were Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, State Minister of…

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Pyonyang Must Learn To Respect Other Nations

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KOTA KINABALU – Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the North Korean government to learn to respect other nations and take into account the interests of international citizens in resolving the issue of Kim Jong-nam’s death. He said North Korea should not see the death of the half-brother of…

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Zahid Attends Wedding Of Aide’s Daughter

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JOHOR BAHRU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attended the solemnisation of the marriage of the daughter of Datuk Abdul Halim Suleiman, special officer at the Home Ministry, in Bandar Seri Alam, Masai, here. Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, arrived at the residence of Abdul Halim, who is…

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Home Ministry Told To Review Outdated Laws

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TELUK INTAN – The Home Ministry has been asked to review outdated laws to allow heavier penalties to be imposed on offenders as a deterrent sentence. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the law review process in collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) was needed to provide legislation and punishments that…

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Zahid: Don’t Be Trapped By Islamophobia Created By The West

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MALACCA – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reminded the people not to get trapped by the Islamophobia as drawn up by the West to the point the term made some to be contemptuous of their own race and religion. The Deputy Prime Minister said the West wanted their mould of Islamophobia to be accepted…

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Call Off Rallies, Zahid Tells Bersih, Red Shirts

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KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 and the Red Shirts have been issued a final warning by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) to stand down ahead of their planned rallies this Saturday. Dr Ahmad Zahid reiterated that calling off the rallies was the best solution, and warned organisers of both groups that…

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Zahid Hamidi To Speak At Oxford University

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LONDON – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is to deliver a keynote address entitled “De-Rooting Radicalism and Extremism” to scholars and invited guests at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), Oxford University, United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday. Malaysian High Commissioner to the UK, Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi said the keynote…

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Bersih 5.0, Red Shirts Barred From Holding Gatherings

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government today warned that Bersih 5.0 and the Red Shirts group are disallowed from holding any gatherings and they will have to face the law if they do so. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government made the decision because it did not…

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Ahmad Zahid In Singapore For Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

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SINGAPORE – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here today to attend the Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue. The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister was received by International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) chief, Dr Rohan Gunaratna on arrival at the Pan Pacific Hotel here, the venue for the two-day dialogue which began on Oct 31. Ahmad…

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No Compromise With Secret Society-Style NGO

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Home Ministry will not compromise with any non-governmental organisation that operates like a secret society. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the ministry was constantly monitoring registered and unregistered organisations that had diverted from their constitutions. “It is to avoid situations of crime, which might disrupt public…

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VIPs Can’t Escape The Law, Says Zahid

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KUALA LUMPUR: Influential people or VIPs who are patrons of illegal organisations or groups that conduct illegal activities will not be spared the long arm of the law, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said the Government, especially enforcement agencies, tidak pilih warna atau bulu (do not choose colour or…

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Zahid: No Prison Studies On Effects Of Rats And Mosquitoes

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KUALA LUMPUR: No studies were carried out by the Prisons Department to house rats and mosquitoes with prisoners as a means to get them to repent. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said “The department has never carried out studies on whether placing rats and mosquitoes will help prisoners repent,” in a written…

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Immigration Act Should Be Amended To Expand Department’s Work Scope

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PORT DICKSON, Oct 22 (Bernama) — The Immigration Act should be amended to expand further the scope and tasks currently undertaken by the Malaysian Immigration Department, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the amendment is also in efforts to intensify the department’s collaboration with other authorities, including the Malaysian…

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Zahid: Pm To Decide Support On Hadi’s Hudud Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister will have the final say on whether or not Umno supports PAS’ Private Members Bill, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Speaking at a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday, the Deputy Prime Minister said the decision would depend on Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “The Bill is currently…

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DPM Reminds Malaysians Working Abroad To Maintain Service Quality

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RIYADH – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has reminded Malaysians working abroad to always live up to the high regard held for them for their standard and quality of service. Saudi Arabia for instance, said the Deputy Prime Minister, highly acknowledged Malaysia for its manpower expertise in various fields. He cited Malaysian professionals and…

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Dr Ahmad Zahid Arrives In Riyadh For Five-Day Official Visit To Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived here Wednesday for a five-day official visit to Saudi Arabia. The special aircraft carrying him and his wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis touched down at the King Khalid International Airport here at 10.15pm Malaysian time. The Deputy Prime Minister was received by Undersecretary of Saudi Arabia’s Interior…

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M’sia Shapes Experience With Saudi Arabia On Deradicalisation Programme

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RIYADH – Malaysia is prepared to share the experience and emulate Saudi Arabia in the implementation of deradicalisation programme to counter terrorism, as well as rehabilitate extremists. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister, said the matter would be discussed with the relevant parties during his visit here.…

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DPM Not Deterred By Criticisms Following UN Speech Delivery

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IPOH: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is not disheartened by the criticisms against him on the delivery of his speech in English at the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York. Saying that he was not slighted by the comments, the Deputy Prime Minister said he was, however, disappointed and ashamed of the…

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Zahid Likens Veteran Politicians To ‘Old Books’

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KUALA LUMPUR: While appreciating the value of the past experience, veteran politicians should be mindful of their role in the current political reality to avoid becoming object of public scorn, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic). The Deputy Prime Minister said those who had previously served in public office or as elected representatives…

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‘Speed Up Refugee Resettlement’

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NEW YORK – Malaysia has urged the international community to help resettle existing refugee populations in host countries to third countries. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the delays in resettling these refugees would inevitably result in economic, social, political and security hardships to the host country. He called on the…

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Sabah UMNO, BN Capable Of Facing New Party – Ahmad Zahid

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From Abdul Muin Majid NEW YORK: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is confident that Sabah UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman will remain strong and are able to counter any attacks from the opposition. He said this in response to reports that…

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Zahid: Malaysia Committed To Fulfilling Migration Obligations

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NEW YORK: Malaysia is set to receive another 421 Syrian migrants by year-end, reflecting its commitment to fulfil its international obligations on migration stemming from conflicts affecting other countries, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told a United Nations meeting on Monday. The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that Kuala Lumpur would remain steadfast in putting…

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Zahid: Nothing Unusual In Najib’s Absence At UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK: There is nothing unusual about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak not attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said delegating the task of leading the Malaysian delegation at the UN meeting to the deputy prime minister was nothing out of…

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