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Friday, 09 November 2018

KODIANG (Kedah), Nov 9 (Bernama) – It is not necessary for Malaysia to sign the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because it is unsuitable considering the unique situation in the country, Bersatu deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said today.

He said the ICERD is aimed at giving equal treatment to the minority groups of society, but in Malaysia “we have a unique situation where the majority group is marginalised from mainstream development,” he said.

“I feel there is no necessity for us to sign the ICERD. I feel that in our multiracial country, we already have policies which provide for peace among the entire society. Therefore, I feel it is not necessary to emulate a policy from abroad that does not take into account the environment in our country,” he added.

Mukhriz, who is the Kedah menteri besar, spoke after presenting aid to 110 students in the Jerlun  parliamentary constituency eligible for pursuing tertiary education.

He said he hoped that the government will make an in-depth evaluation of the ICERD matter to avoid contravening any article in the Federal Constitution.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently expressed reservations about the ICERD “because there are provisions that are unsuitable with our country”.

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Mahathir's Malaysia Is Bouncing Back

Saturday, 03 November 2018

By M. Saraswathi
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 (Bernama) – As I randomly picked ‘The Economist’ today and flipped through its pages, an advertisement beamed with pride: “Malaysia: Bullish on Bouncing Back”.

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Fauziah Mahu Giatkan Seni Lukisan Batik Untuk Kanak-kanak

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Menyaksikan hasil lukisan Fauziah Yahya di ruang lobi sebuah hotel di Kuala Lumpur baru-baru ini, apa yang terlintas di fikiran adalah ‘hiasan untuk bilik nurseri.’

Sembilan ekor ‘keluarga’ comel kucing berwarna-warni dilukis sedang tergolek bersantai memandang...



Kesucian Al-Quran Diutamakan Di Nasyrul Quran

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Oleh Salbiah Said

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) -- Bukan mudah untuk mengekalkan kedudukannya sebagai kilang percetakan al-Quran yang kedua terbesar di dunia, selepas Madinah, Arab Saudi.

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Fatty Liver: Are Prescribed Medications The Culprit?

Monday, 15 October 2018

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications approved specifically for the treatment of fatty liver, doctors say.

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Courageous, visionary leadership needed now more than ever - Sultan Nazrin Shah

KL -- The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, today emphasised the importance of having courageous and visionary leadership, saying it is something needed now more than ever. He said...

   

Laluan alternatif atasi kesesakan di Cameron Highlands dalam kajian

KL -- Kementerian Pengangkutan sedang mengkaji untuk membangunkan jalan pintasan Cameron Highlands sebagai laluan alternatif bagi mengatasi masalah kesesakan lalu lintas serius di daerah itu khasnya semasa musim cuti.

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