Saturday, March 26, 2005

"Malaysia is safe but prominent reporting of crime cases is giving a skewed picture of the actual crime situation"

Battling crime together

M. K. Megan
New Straits Times
03-26-2005
Battling crime together
Byline: M. K. Megan
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Malaysia is safe but prominent reporting of crime

cases is giving a skewed picture of the actual crime situation, Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

He also pointed out one little-known fact: the Malaysian police force

solved 46 per cent of criminal cases reported, much higher than

Interpol's 20 per cent benchmark.

He also had some words of advice for Malaysians who preferred to be

armchair critics of the police, and who were content on hugging the

sidelines and not reporting suspicious activities to the authorities.

"Security and ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

"Main issue is park's protection" (Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam)

PM: Main issue is park's protection


New Straits Times
03-15-2005
PM: Main issue is park's protection
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

PUTRAJAYA, Mon. - The immediate concern about the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam

Agriculture Park should be its protection as a green lung and not the
question of ownership, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

The Prime Minister said the ownership issue could be addressed

separately.

"The issue is not about who has rights over the land but on ...

"National schools best hope for unity"

National schools best hope for unity, says Abdullah

Farrah Naz Karim
New Straits Times
03-15-2005
National schools best hope for unity, says Abdullah
Byline: Farrah Naz Karim
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

PUTRAJAYA, Mon. - The MCA wants more Chinese-language schools to be

built, but they are going to have a tough time convincing Datuk Seri
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He is a believer in the national school system, arguing that different

races studying in the same classroom give Malaysia the best hope of

staying a united country.

"Our children must have the time to be together," the Prime Minister

said.

"We cannot create a separate stream that serves as a 100 per cent

alternative. Our children will move in parallel lines that will never

meet. We ...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

"Kenduri aside, it's time to deliver"

Kenduri aside, it's time to deliver

ABDUL RAZAK AHMAD
New Straits Times
03-13-2005
Kenduri aside, it's time to deliver
Byline: ABDUL RAZAK AHMAD
Edition: New Sunday Times

WHEN the Prime Minister recently reminded his Members of Parliament that

the honeymoon was over, it got many thinking about the Government's
progress in making good on its pledges. ABDUL RAZAK AHMAD reports on the

situation, a year after the 2004 general election.

WHEN deciding whom to vote for in a general election, Edin Chot Edi

Proot of Kampung Cina in Sungai Tiang, Kedah, sticks to the basics.

Edin, a leader of the local Siamese community, has suffered his share

of broken promises made by politicians fishing for votes.

So forget trying to win him ...

Sunday, March 6, 2005

"Honeymoon's Over"

6th March 2005, Pak Lah again reminds his government that ...

aiya, HONEYMOON is Over; can you all hear???

"MPs, mind your language"

MPs, mind your language

Kalimullah Hassan; Roy Goh
New Straits Times
03-06-2005
MPs, mind your language
Byline: Kalimullah Hassan; Roy Goh
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KOTA KINABALU, Sat. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

today told the backbenchers to mind their language when debating issues
in Parliament.

He said that as head of administration, he and the backbenchers were

all part of the same team and that both he and members of the

administration were perfectly willing to be criticised.

"I have no problems with criticisms and I don't think that the people,

too, would object to this.

"However, there are many ways of saying the same thing.

"Recently, the people have questioned the language that ...

Saturday, March 5, 2005

"Illegal immigrants well-treated"

Illegal immigrants well-treated, says PM


New Straits Times
03-05-2005
Illegal immigrants well-treated, says PM
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

SEREMBAN, Fri. - Illegal immigrants detained under Ops Tegas have been

treated well with no reports so far of inhumane treatment, Datuk Seri
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.

The Prime Minister said enforcement officers involved in the nationwide

operation to round up illegal immigrants had been told to exercise care.

He said the operations which began on March 1 had been progressing

smoothly.

"Home Affairs Minister Datuk Azmi Khalid understands that proper care

and treatment should be exercised ...

Help all races, Abdullah tells Umno members

Help all races, Abdullah tells Umno members

Patrick Sennyah; P. Sharmini
New Straits Times
03-05-2005
Help all races, Abdullah tells Umno members
Byline: Patrick Sennyah; P. Sharmini
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

SEREMBAN, Fri. - Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today

said party members must not be selective in helping the people but to
serve all, irrespective of race and religion.

The Prime Minister said Umno was part of Barisan Nasional, a coalition

representing all races and religions in the country.

"Please do not single out any race or religion when rendering

assistance to the people.

"We must always remember we are a representative of all races, so we

must work to serve all equally,'' he told party members at ...