Saturday, December 10, 2005

"Use new technology for batik"

PM: Use new technology for batik


New Straits Times
12-10-2005
PM: Use new technology for batik
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Prime Minister urged batik manufacturers to

blend the old with the new by taking advantage of technology to improve
the industry.

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the industry would do well to

update production methods while ensuring the product's quality and

contemporary nature.

Abdullah called for more research and development in such areas as

natural dyes and experiment with ways of production other than the

tjanting or hand block.

"Batik is considered an art and thus, by nature, labour intensive and

reliant on the skills of the craftsmen.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

"Police personnel involved in deaths of detainees will face the music"

PM: Action will be taken

Chok Suat Ling; Anis Ibrahim; R. Sonia
New Straits Times
12-06-2005
PM: Action will be taken
Byline: Chok Suat Ling; Anis Ibrahim; R. Sonia
Edition: Main/Lifestyle
Memo: Dewan Rakyat

POLICE personnel involved in deaths of detainees will face the music,

said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

'Take negative reports in positive light'

'Take negative reports in positive light'


New Straits Times
12-06-2005
'Take negative reports in positive light'
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Government departments and agencies should not

regard negative reports against them as "public bashing".
Instead, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said such

reports should be viewed positively and spur them to work harder to

improve the public delivery system.

Speaking at the Prime Minister's Quality Award ceremony tonight,

Abdullah said criticism against the civil service should motivate public

servants to give their best.

"If we just ignore the criticism, we would not know whether what we are

doing is right or wrong."

Monday, December 5, 2005

PM wants tighter security in place

PM wants tighter security in place


New Straits Times
12-05-2005
PM wants tighter security in place
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sun. - The Prime Minister has ordered security to be

tightened at all armouries in the wake of the theft of 21 guns from the
General Operations Force camp in Kubang Badak.

Saying he was relieved that all 21 stolen guns had been recovered,

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi added that he did not want a repeat of

the incident.

Saturday, December 3, 2005

"Public wants truth"

Public wants truth, says PM

Chok Suat Ling
New Straits Times
12-03-2005
Public wants truth, says PM
Byline: Chok Suat Ling
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

PETALING JAYA, Fri. - An independent inquiry board was formed to look

into the nude-squatting case so that there will not be any charges of a
cover-up.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the public wanted

to know what actually took place.

As such, there cannot be any room for suspicion or doubt about the

findings.

"Any suspicion will not be good for the police," he said.

Abdullah said he told Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri

Omar that it was better if the case was handled by an independent

commission.