The Malaysian government has increasingly employed the Sedition Act, a British colonial era law, to intimidate and silence political opponents. The law criminalizes speech uttered “to excite disaffection” against the government and defines sedition so broadly that it is an invitation to authoritarian abuse.

Prime Minister Najib Razak had promised to repeal the act, but, since the general elections in May last year, his government has made full use of the law to hound his critics. While Mr. Najib’s ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional, won 60 percent of the parliamentary seats in the election, for the first time since independence in 1957, the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, won a 51 percent majority of the popular vote.

Para pengguna di Selangor dan Lembah Klang tidak perlu khuatir tentang kemungkinan berlakunya catuan air berikutan insiden pencemaran Sungai Selangor yang berlaku kira-kira jam 8 malam tadi.

Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali berkata kerja-kerja pengepaman air bersih terpaksa dihenti tugas serta merta berikutan insiden tumpahan hidrokarbon yang mengakibatkan tiga loji rawatan air Sungai Selangor dan Loji Rawatan Air Rantau Panjang terjejas, lapor Selangor Kini.

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) perlu membuat perangkaan semula agar pembayaran balik pinjaman tidak membebankan peminjam.

Presiden Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM), Mohammad Fazril Mohd Saleh berkata, pihaknya menyambut baik tindakan PTPTN yang masih memberikan peluang kepada peminjam yang gagal menjelaskan pinjaman, sebelum nama mereka disenaraikan dalam Sistem Maklumat Rujukan Kredit Berpusat (CCRIS).

“Kita raikan perkara itu kerana mereka beri peluang  dan ruang kepada peminjam untuk membuat pembayaran sebelum disenaraikan dalam CCRIS.

Chinese education continued to be a hot topic during debate at the 61st MCA annual general assembly with several delegates expressing their concerns.

Tai Foo Soh, from the Tangga Batu division in Malacca, said he was saddened to find that the existence of Chinese schools remained an issue in a harmonious, multi-racial and multi-religious society.

Chinese education, he stressed, was not and would never become the stumbling block in national unity.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata tiga faktor iaitu calon yang tepat, jentera yang kuat dan Barisan Nasional (BN) yang padu perlu wujud bagi memastikan kemenangan BN pada pilihan raya umum ke-14.

Najib, yang juga Pengerusi BN, berkata gabungan tiga faktor itu terbukti memberi kemenangan besar kepada BN pada pilihan raya kecil Dewan Undangan Negeri Pengkalan Kubor pada 25 September lalu.

"Calon yang tepat...(perlu) pilih calon yang kena dengan selera pengundi," katanya mengenai faktor pertama ketika berucap pada 'Majlis Pemimpin bersama Rakyat: Sepetang Bersama Perdana Menteri' di Pusat Khidmat Masyarakat Kampung Geting, Pengkalan Kubor, di sini hari ini.