Thu06302016

LAST_UPDATEThu, 30 Jun 2016 9am

Electricity Tariff Rebate Remains Unchanged For Peninsular Malaysia

Electricity Tariff Rebate Remains Unchanged For Peninsular Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The gov...

It's Easy To Criticise But Difficult To Provide Solutions - Najib

It's Easy To Criticise But Difficult To Provide Solutions - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime ...

Food Delivery Man Found Slashed To Death At PJ Recreation Park

Food Delivery Man Found Slashed To Death At PJ Recreation Park

PETALING JAYA: A fas...

UMNO Files Application To Strike Out Anina's Suit

UMNO Files Application To Strike Out Anina's Suit

KUALA LUMPUR : UMNO ...

 Gunman Shot Dead By Police In USJ Stand-Off

Gunman Shot Dead By Police In USJ Stand-Off

 

SUBANG JAY...

Myanmar Should Dismantle Laws Blocking Free Speech: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar Should Dismantle Laws Blocking Free Speech: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar's governme...

China Defends FX Policies After Trump Vows To Label Beijing A Currency Manipulator

China Defends FX Policies After Trump Vows To Label Beijing A Currency Manipulator

China's Foreign Mi...

Putin And Erdogan Hold First Phone Talk Since Jet Downing

Putin And Erdogan Hold First Phone Talk Since Jet Downing

 

MOSCOW: Ru...

China's Xi Urges Caution Over U.S. Missile Deployment In South Korea

China's Xi Urges Caution Over U.S. Missile Deployment In South Korea

Chinese President ...

Syria Rebels Battle IS At Iraqi Border, Aim To Cut 'Caliphate' In Two

Syria Rebels Battle IS At Iraqi Border, Aim To Cut 'Caliphate' In Two

Syrian rebels adva...

Hong Kong Regulator Censures Bank Of America Units For Takeover Code Breaches

Hong Kong Regulator Censures Bank Of America Units For Takeover Code Breaches

Hong Kong's Securi...

North America Leaders Meet With Trade Threats, Brexit On Their Minds

North America Leaders Meet With Trade Threats, Brexit On Their Minds

The leaders of the...

Important To Look At Individuals In VW Scandal: Lynch

Important To Look At Individuals In VW Scandal: Lynch

U.S. Attorney Gene...

Sony Upbeat On Games And Robots But Cuts Outlook For Image Sensors

Sony Upbeat On Games And Robots But Cuts Outlook For Image Sensors

Japan's Sony Corp ...

Oil Prices Rise After Brexit Shock; Norway Strike Threat Supports

Oil Prices Rise After Brexit Shock; Norway Strike Threat Supports

Oil rose on Wednes...

Zika Vaccines Prove 100 Percent Protective In Mice; Monkey Study Shows Promise

Zika Vaccines Prove 100 Percent Protective In Mice; Monkey Study Shows Promise

Mice given a singl...

Broken Mirrors To X-Ray Plates: Olympic Gold Not What It Seems

Broken Mirrors To X-Ray Plates: Olympic Gold Not What It Seems

ASK athletes what ...

Baby Asian Elephant Makes Public Debut At Singapore’s Nocturnal Zoo

Baby Asian Elephant Makes Public Debut At Singapore’s Nocturnal Zoo

SINGAPORE: A two-m...

Can You Spot The Ghostly Surprise In This Viral 115-Year-Old Snapshot?

Can You Spot The Ghostly Surprise In This Viral 115-Year-Old Snapshot?

At first glance, i...

Google Brings Earth Into Better Focus

Google Brings Earth Into Better Focus

SAN FRANCISCO: Goo...

PETALING JAYA: It is a clear case of the government wagging the dog, said Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim referring to the foreign intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“When a leader is under siege, he creates this fear of foreign intrusion. Even ex-US president George W Bush did this,” Anwar said at a press conference held at the party headquarters today.

For more than two weeks, several hundred armed Filipinos, claiming to be loyalists of the Sulu Sultanate, have been camping in Lahad Datu.

The men refused to leave the place saying Sabah is their homeland, citing historical links between the state and the Sulu Sultanate in the southern Philippines.

Anwar, a former deputy prime minister, said that the very existence of a government is centralized on the notion that it would provide security to its citizens.

“But our government is exceedingly soft on the armed men,” he said.

Anwar also reminded the government that Sabah joined Malaysia in 1963 under a guarantee that the government would protect its security at all times.

“But two weeks have passed with no tough action taken against the armed men.

“I have received many calls from friends in Lahad Datu. They are very concerned about this matter,” he said.


Conference on the GE

On another matter, Anwar said that his office would be holding the International Conference on Malaysia’s 13th General Election to galvanize support for a free and fair election, as well as democratic reforms.

The conference is scheduled to be held on March 4 and 5 at the Parliament.

“Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Nazri Aziz) and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia have allowed us to use the Parliament premises for the conference,” he said.

The conference, Anwar said, would include leaders from Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat, NGOs and foreign delegates.

Nazri and Hulu Selangor MP P Kamalanathan are scheduled to represent BN in the conference.

“We have also invited international panelists such as Justice Marlon Reis (Brazil), Mobashar Jawed Akbar (India) and Mohamad Nasir Tamara (Thailand) for the conference,” said Anwar.


By G Vinod / Free Malaysia Today

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/02/26/najib-wagging-the-dog-says-anwar/