Tuesday, August 31, 2004

"All Malaysians are equal"


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MERDEKA DAY SPEECH BY PRIME MINISTER ABDULLAH BADAWI.


“Let all citizens of Malaysia, without feeling inferior, without feeling sidelined, irrespective of race or religion, rise to become statesmen in our own land. We’re equal, we’re all Malaysians. No individual in this country is more Malaysian than another. Unleash your potential and shape this country of yours the way you want it to be,” The Prime Minister’s Merdeka Day message to all Malaysians.

Friday, August 27, 2004

"Atheletes Failed Us"


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DOES THE SPORTS MINISTRY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS SYSTEMIC FAILURE?

"Malaysia is not a poor country. We eat well, have healthy bodies and have facilities available but countries that are not as developed as us have proven to be better. Where do their ability come from? It all comes down to preparedness,” said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

"Make it hot for crooks"

Make it hot for crooks, says Pak Lah


New Straits Times
08-19-2004
Make it hot for crooks, says Pak Lah
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*
Section: Prime News

KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Police are doing a good job fighting crime, but more must be done to make sure that Malaysia remains a country inhospitable to Heavenly Kings and other underworld bosses.

This was the message Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi delivered to senior police officers during a closed-door session at Bukit Aman yesterday.
Senior officers interviewed by the New Straits Times said Abdullah told them that crime bosses "must not be allowed to rule" here.

If crime bosses were allowed free rein, they would try and influence policy and create social chaos. ...

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

PM lauds swift action by police

PM lauds swift action by police


New Straits Times
08-17-2004
PM lauds swift action by police
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*
Section: Prime News

KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Criminals can expect swift action by the police, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

The Prime Minister said this was the lesson to be drawn from the shooting of five men who had robbed a goldsmith in Seri Petaling on Thursday.
"It is a message sent to all those who have the intention to commit crime."

He hoped that the police's action in the incident would discourage criminals.

Abdullah praised the police response time, noting that police personnel arrived at the goldsmith shop within 10 minutes of receiving the distress call.

"Their quick response ...

Monday, August 9, 2004

"Carry out police proposals immediately"

PM: Carry out police proposals immediately

Alang Bendahara
New Straits Times
08-09-2004
PM: Carry out police proposals immediately
Byline: Alang Bendahara
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*

GENTING HIGHLANDS, Sun. - Proposals by the Royal Commission on the Police Force which can be implemented immediately will be put into action, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

He was commenting on the status report by the Royal Commission which had been handed to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Friday.
Abdullah said that even before the report was completed, he had told commission chairman Tun Dzaiddin Abdullah to examine the possibility of implementing some recommendations along the way.

The commission was set up just after Abdullah ...

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

"I Am Not A Leader of Muslims, But A Muslim Leader Of All Malaysians"

Oleh/By : DATO' SERI ABDULLAH BIN HAJI AHMAD BADAWI
PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA
Tempat/Venue : FEDERAL HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR

Tarikh/Date : 03/08/2004
Tajuk/Title : “DIALOGUE THE KEY TO UNITY OF MULTIRELIGIOUS, MULTIETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETIES” AT THE PLENARY COMMISION ON FAITH AND ORDER OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (03-08-2004)




6. AS PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, I AM NOT A LEADER OF MUSLIMS, BUT A MUSLIM LEADER OF ALL MALAYSIANS. THEREFORE, I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY NOT JUST TO MY FELLOW MUSLIMS, BUT ALSO TO MALAYSIANS WHO PROFESS OTHER RELIGIONS AS WELL. IT IS MY DUTY TO ENSURE THAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED, THAT THEY ARE FREE TO PRACTICE THEIR FAITH, AND THAT THEY ARE NOT PERSECUTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FROM THE DOMINANT MAJORITY. IT IS MY DUTY TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF TOLERANCE AMONG ALL; ESPECIALLY TO THE MUSLIM MAJORITY. WE HAVE SEEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES HOW MAJORITY GROUPS CAN EASILY PERSECUTE MINORITIES. WE HAVE SEEN HOW MINORITIES ARE ROBBED OF THEIR FAITH, THEIR LIVELIHOOD AND THEIR DIGNITY.

"Police must act swiftly and firmly"

Abdullah: Police must act swiftly and firmly


New Straits Times
08-03-2004
Abdullah: Police must act swiftly and firmly
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*

PUTRAJAYA, Mon. - There must be a swift response to the robbers who shot dead a policeman and put a bullet in his partner, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

"This is an incident which warrants us to respond speedily in the accepted sense of the word ... the police must act quickly and firmly," said Abdullah, who as Internal Security Minister, oversees the police force.
A crime in which a member of the police force was killed was a serious matter and it implied that law enforcement was no longer respected.

He was referring to the incident yesterday when policeman ...

Sunday, August 1, 2004

"Old folks being beaten up, fathers raping daughters - all this is sad news"

PM expresses dismay over spate of crimes


New Straits Times
08-01-2004
PM expresses dismay over spate of crimes
Edition: New Sunday Times; 2*

LANGKAWI, Sat. -"Old folks being beaten up, fathers raping daughters - all this is sad news," said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of the spate of suicide, murder and incest cases.

"None of us wants ...