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2012-05-29 10:22:55

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club on Friday urged the Malaysian government to honor its promise to reform the country's oppressive press laws and cease targeting journalists who publish critical stories. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Prime Minister Najib Razak last September announced he would relax harsh security restrictions that curb freedom of expression and assembly rights and scrap the Printing Press and...

2012-03-01 11:19:53

Educational challenges, remedies common worldwide: Experts Plugging major "leaks" of students exiting formal education prematurely is a top priority in all countries -- developed and developing alike -- to successfully address a suite of problems confronting humanity in decades to come, says a leading American educator. Addressing a Malaysian forum on entrepreneurial education, Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York, noted the rate of kids completing education...

2011-02-16 06:31:00

ISTANBUL, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Diary Event: Wednesday 23rd February Leaders of two of the world's principle Muslim majority democracies, Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Ali Babacan are coming together with leading religious, business and youth leaders on Wednesday 23rd February in a public call for moderate Islam to stand up and be counted. The call for moderate Islam to speak out against extremism and for the...

2010-05-17 03:50:00

The Digital Policy Council latest research investigates the potential of new media technologies to advance good governance in Muslim-majority nations. WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Policy Council (DPC), an international, non-partisan "think tank" on 21st Century Governance, has compiled some ground breaking research investigating the use of social media by heads of state and political activist within Muslim-majority nations. The DPC is the research and public...

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2008-11-26 14:49:11

In a move that drew widespread protests, Malaysia's National Fatwa Council of prominent Islamic scholars advised Muslims at the weekend to avoid yoga because it involves Hindu prayers that could compromise the faith of Muslims. The ban raised the concerns of many over Malaysia's growing Islamic fundamentalism. However, the nation's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reversed the ban on Wednesday, saying that Muslims should still participate in the practice. Badawi told the national news...

2008-10-06 00:00:33

PUTRAJAYA: Only 10 of the 3,095 petrol stations in the country have run out of supply, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said yesterday. Of the number, four are in Kelantan, two each in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang, and one each in Selangor and Johor. Shahrir said the situation was caused by station operators failing to stock up before the festive period. The surge in demand and late deliveries by the oil companies also contributed to the situation, he...

2008-09-23 00:00:26

By Farrah Naz Karim PUTRAJAYA: Primary school pupils may soon have to sit for aptitude tests that could be used to determine the direction of their future education. Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said this system would give the pupils an edge, as they would be more aware of the options available to them from an early age. Speaking after chairing an Education Planning Committee meeting, Hishammuddin said he had agreed to a pilot project that, if successful, may see...

2008-09-22 00:00:26

KUALA LUMPUR: The Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia yesterday warned that there may be a shortage of petrol during the festive season if the government lowers petrol prices. Petroleum Dealers Association president Abdul Wahid Bidin said station owners, anticipating a government move to reduce pump prices by 15 sen between Sept 24 and Oct 8, were unwilling to keep large amounts of stock for fear of making losses. Wahid said a petrol station could lose between RM15,000 and RM25,000...

2008-09-21 21:00:24

JOHOR BARU: A proposal to reduce fuel prices in the wake of a fall in the world price of crude oil will be tabled at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. "Next week's meeting is the last before Hari Raya Aidilfitri and, hopefully, there will be good news for the people," Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said after distributing Aidilfitri hampers at Taman Sri Stulang yesterday. Prices have now dipped below US$100 (RM349) per barrel, compared with the high...

2008-09-18 12:00:14

Text of report in English by Malaysian independent website Malaysiakini, owned by Mkinin Dotcom, on 18 September [Unattributed report: "PM rejects 'no confidence' session"] Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today rejected a call by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim for an emergency Parliament session to debate a no-confidence motion. "I don't see the need as the Parliament will sit after Ramadhan," Abdullah told reporters after chairing an UMNO supreme council meeting at Putra World...