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Peletakan jawatan Puad tidak jejas fungsi Jasa sebagai organisasi kerajaan  


PUTRAJAYA – Peletakan jawatan Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi sebagai Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (Jasa) tidak akan menjejaskan pendirian dan fungsi jabatan itu sebagai sebuah organisasi kerajaan.

Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak berkata pegawai-pegawai Jasa di seluruh negara akan terus melaksanakan tugas seperti yang diamanahkan.

“Saya telah bertemu dengan pegawai-pegawai kanan JASA di peringkat pusat dan negeri-negeri, dan mereka telah memberi jaminan bahawa peletakan jawatan Datuk Dr Puad tidak menjejaskan pendirian dan fungsi JASA sebagai sebuah organisasi kerajaan,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan kepada Bernama.

Sehubungan itu, katanya tidak timbul soal bahawa jentera Jasa akan terjejas seperti yang didakwa oleh pihak-pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

Mohd Puad pada Rabu (25/4) dalam laman Facebook miliknya mengesahkan peletakan jawatannya sebagai Ketua Pengarah Jasa, rentetan tidak disenaraikan sebagai calon Barisan Nasional (BN) di Johor dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 (PRU14).

Mohd Puad telah berkhidmat selama tiga tahun sebagai Ketua Pengarah Jasa.

Salleh juga berkata beliau telah dimaklumkan oleh Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Komunikasi dan Multimedia (KKMM) Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad mengenai surat peletakan jawatan Mohd Puad yang berkuat kuasa pada 26 April 2018.

“Bagi pihak diri saya serta warga KKMM, kami mengucapkan terima kasih dan penghargaan atas segala sumbangan dan jasa beliau sepanjang perkhidmatan beliau sebagai Ketua Pengarah JASA,” katanya.

— BERNAMA



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Swap seats made to bring major win: Salleh


MAJLIS PENGAGIHAN BUBUR LAMBUK KL SENTRAL  / SALLEH KERUAK

MO,27/4/2018,Sabah BN chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman, when unveiling state BN candidates here, announced that incumbent Usukan assemblyman Salleh was shifting to Kota Belud parliamentary, formerly held by Abdul Rahman.Abdul Rahman, who served two terms in Kota Belud, will be contesting for Sepanggar parliamentary seat.Salleh said it does not matter whether he stood in state or parliamentary seat, or even if his name was not listed as what the party required is more important.

“As a leader who applies teamwork concept, it is more important to bring major victory to the party,” said Salleh, who is Communications and Multimedia Minister, adding that he would continue the development agenda planned by BN for Kota Belud if given the mandate.Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the seat swap was a serious responsibility.

“I will work hard to ensure BN retains Sepanggar parliament,” he said when met at a gathering with the people programme at Kampung Numbak in Sepanggar near here.Sabah BN also listed four former assemblymen who are making a comeback. They were Datuk Japlin Akim (Usukan), Datuk Donald Mojuntin (Moyog), Harman Mohamad (Sulabayan) and Datuk Johnny Goh (Inanam).

Donald, who is also United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) secretary general, said he had been working on the ground and helping the people in Moyog and thus felt privileged to be fielded as a candidate for GE14.“In Penampang, the opposition did not give the good services for the people and they just talk bad about the government and its policy,” said Donald who was not fielded in the previous election.Therefore, for this election, our strategy is to offer rational choice to people which are development and stability,” he added.

–NSTP



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BN Penang looks to the future with fresh faces


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MO,27/4/2018, KEPALA BATAS: The strategy by Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) to field 31 new faces in the 14th General Election (GE14) is not out of ‘fear’, as claimed by the opposition.Rather, state Umno liaison committee deputy chairman Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said it gives a clear signal to the people that the party is moving along with current and future needs.He added that the decision to field fresh candidates is also part of BN’s commitment to prepare and groom future leaders to lead the country one day.

Reezal was commenting on Pakatan Harapan’s Kepala Batas parliamentary seat candidate Dr Zaidi Zakaria who claimed that BN’s strategy of introducing 31 new candidates reflected that the party was not convinced with current leaders to attract Gen-Y voters for GE14.Refuting the claim, Reezal said that introducing fresh candidates was necessary, in line with the national transformation policy towards the year 2050.“When we talk about the future, we need to also talk about preparing the young people,” he added.

‘We cannot forever depend on current leaders.“If we have young leaders who can be relied on, why not?Reezal added that BN’s strategy for GE14 is a better bet as it has a mix of old and new faces.“We have our own spirit of togetherness among the old and new, to ensure continuity of leadership,” he said.Reezal was met by newsmen after handing over aid to 180 farmers at Dewan Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan (PPK) Lahar Bubu here yesterday.

–NSTP



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Perlis Barisan Nasional Manifesto | Merdeka Online


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MO,27/4/2018, PERLIS Barisan Nasional (BN) today unveiled the manifesto for the state focusing on five main clusters. They are:

FIRST CLUSTER – Economic and Facilities Development

#Developing Sungai Perlis and protecting its ecosystem and cleanliness.

#To develop Padang Besar Free Trade Area to spur economic activities at the border town.

#To explore and promote Kuala Perlis Port’s potential as a feeder-port for Penang Port, by upgrading facilities and economic activities.

#To set up Perlis Corporation (PCorp) by rebranding the Perlis Economic Development Corporation (PKENPs).

#Rejuvenate Malaysia-Thai border in Wang Kelian for economic and tourism activities.

# Develop Bandar Baharu Kuala Sanglang new township by building affordable homes and commercial building.

#To implement a program to increase yield for farmers and make Perlis the producer of fragrant rice for local market.

#To introduce Local Council Transformation Programme to improve the efficiency of local government under state administration.

SECOND CLUSTER – To boost the people’s quality of life

#Building 1,000 unit of People’ Housing Project (PPR) in all three parliament constituencies.

#To build 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) in each parliament constituency.

#To increase the number of House Repair Programme for needy people.

# To implement the Water Reticulation Project to solve water treatment plant problems.

#To build a Sprint Test Circuit for youths.

#To set an up an Extreme Park for youths to take part in recreational activities.

THIRD CLUSTER – Job and Business Opportunities

#To turn Perlis into a tourism hub by creating new tourism products and improve the present tourist attractions.

#To open new economic area and expand present area to create more job opportunities.

#To expand programme to help stall operators and petty traders.

#To open new business premises that is comfortable and consumer-friendly.

FOURTH CLUSTER – Priority in Welfare Agenda

#To expand the Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat programme by holding it on regular basis at strategic locations.

#To build Multipurpose Hall in every area for community activities.

#To improve existing mechanism in channelling Welfare Aid to ease the burden of the target group.

FIFTH CLUSTER – Strengthening Education

#To strengthen the syllabus and improve the facilities at Sekolah Rendah Islam (SRI) managed by Yayasan Islam Perlis.

#To build a new university and branch campus that will create spillover for local residents.

#To make Perlis a high performance state in both primary and secondary education by instilling value and integrated education excellence programmes.



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Chong Wei, Srikanth berentap lagi


27Chong.transformedMO, 27/4/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: Jaguh perseorangan negara, Datuk Lee Chong Wei akan membuat perhitungan dengan K Srikanth di suku akhir Kejohanan Badminton Asia di Wuhan, China hari ini – pertembungan ketiga kedua-dua pemain itu dalam tempoh 12 hari sejak Sukan Komanwel Gold Coast 2018.

Pertembungan antara kedua-dua pemain itu berjaya direalisasikan selepas masing-masing melepasi halangan pusingan kedua dengan Chong Wei terpaksa bangkit sebelum menjinakkan wakil Indonesia, Anthony Ginting 16-21, 21-9, 21-11 dalam tempoh satu jam.

Bagaimanapun, Srikanth dari India dan menduduki ranking kelima dunia itu tidak perlu banyak mengeluarkan peluh apabila lawannya dari Hong Kong, Vincent Wong menarik diri akibat kecederaan ketika ketinggalan 7-2 di set pertama.

Pertembungan kedua-dua pemain itu pasti menarik selepas pertemuan di Sukan Komanwel Gold Coast terikat 1-1, dengan Srikanth menewaskan Chong Wei dalam acara final berpasukan campuran sebelum jaguh perseorangan negara yang menduduki ranking ketujuh dunia itu bangkit menebusnya ketika final acara perseorangan.

Sementara itu, beregu lelaki negara, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong yang tumpas kepada Berry Angriawan-Hardianto Hardianto di suku akhir Terbuka Singapura, tahun lalu berjaya menebus kekalahan itu apabila menang 21-16, 21-18 dalam masa 35 minit.

V Shem-Wee Kiong yang juga pilihan kelapan bakal berdepan Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda di suku akhir, selepas gandingan Jepun itu berjaya mengalahkan wakil tuan rumah, He Jiting-Tan Qiang 21-16, 21-17.

Kali terakhir beregu lelaki negara meraih kejuaraan melalui Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah pada 2006 dan 2007.

Bagaimanapun, perjalanan beregu campuran negara, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai terhenti apabila tewas 16-21, 24-26 kepada Ricky Karandasuwardi-Debby Susanto dari Indonesia.

Nasib sama turut menimpa beregu wanita negara, Soong Fie Cho-Tee Jing Yi selepas tersungkur di tangan pilihan kelapan dari China, Du Yue-Li Yinhui 18-21, 10-21.



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Ong : Although I’m not nominated, continue to support Barisan Nasional


PENGUNDI TANJUNG MALIM BERKUMPUL DI PUTRAJAYA

MO,27/4/2018, PUTRAJAYA: Tanjung Malim incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan has urged his followers to continue to support Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 14th General Election (GE14) although he is not nominated.Ong was responding to an incident today where 500 Tanjung Malim constituents staged a peaceful gathering at Dataran Putra to urge BN top leadership to reconsider its decision to drop Ong in GE14. Ong said it is beyond his control.

“I am very sad that this has happened. I had already made an open statement about my acceptance regarding the fact that I will not be contesting in GE14. “However, the group of supporters that went to Putrajaya to show their disappointment is beyond my control.“I had built up a close relationship with them since 2008. They are like my family members, like my brothers and sisters.

“I think they cannot accept the fact that our relationship had to end abruptly. I am trying very hard to calm their emotions. I need to emphasise that this is not a political manoeuvre. I will try to persuade them to calm down and support BN in the GE14,” he said in a statement. Ong, who is also Second International Trade and Industry Minister, was a four-term Perak state assemblyman for the Chenderiang seat from 1986 to 2004.

In the 2004 general election, the 64-year-old contested at the Batu Gajah Parliamentary seat, but lost to DAP’s Fong Poh Kuan. He later contested in Tanjung Malim parliament in 2008 and won the seat, and subsequently defended the seat in 2013. Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, who is also the Perak executive councillor, was named as Ong’s replacement to contest the Tanjung Malim Parliamentary seat.

–NSTP



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New formula in deciding, announcing BN candidates for GE14 paying off, says Zahid


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MO,27/4/2018, BAGAN DATUK: A new formula in deciding and announcing candidates as well as the excellent level of preparation by BN, including fostering a spirit of unity among its leaders, are among the main reasons behind the smooth process in BN’s announcement of its 14th General Election candidates, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.The deputy prime minister said he had previously surveyed all states and areas which had the potential for trouble following the announcement of candidates.

However, he said no such problems have occurred in the states concerned after using the new approach, which saw Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as BN chairman, give the authority to the state BN chairmen to announce their own candidates lists.“This reflects the level of unity, not only within Umno at all levels, but also among the BN leadership from the component parties’ presidents and chairmen down to the leaders in the states and parliamentary areas.

“This is unprecedented in the history of the elections in Malaysia, this GE14, this unity is on full display. This is because we have prepared the infrastructure early, including holding exercises to ensure chemistry not only within Umno, but also the component parties,” he said.

Zahid was speaking to the press after visiting the Parit 13 voting district operations centre here yesterday. Also present were Human Resources, Youth and Sports exco chairman Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya, who is also BN’s candidate for the Rungkup state seat, and Datuk Khairudin Tarmizi, who is BN’s candidate for the Hutan Melintang state seat.Zahid acknowledged that small problems and minor protests would arise as it would be impossible for the senior party leadership to please all of those who feel they should be selected as candidates.

He said, in selecting the candidates, the prime minister, who is also BN chairman, took into account various elements. not just reports and recommendations from the leaders at parliamentary level, but also filtered from states and based on socio-political ‘soft spots’.He said BN, at the same time, also used independent agencies which gauge not just those favoured by leaders at parliamentary level, but also assess them based on their desirability and winning factor among the voters.

“Though unconventional, these are the criteria and methodology used in selection of candidates, which are based on a new system to understand voter sentiment towards each and every candidate.“There may be some changes where political input is taken as the final factor in deciding a candidate.“As the deputy BN chairman, I am pleased with the level of readiness and acceptance of candidates. Although there are slight hiccups, I, the prime minister, as well as state BN chairmen will go to the ground to resolve the issues,” he said.

Zahid said all leaders should accept the decision if they are not nominated as candidates. He singled out Khairudin, who is also deputy Bagan Datuk Umno division chief, for his loyalty, as he did not create a fuss when he was initially not selected as a candidate.Commenting on the Hutan Melintang state seat, Zahid said Umno is not taking MIC’s traditional seat but is instead, helping Perak BN gain more state assembly seats, compared to just a two-seat majority in GE13.

He expressed hope that Datuk Khairudin, should he emerge victorious, would increase the majority in the state assembly, and voiced his confidence in the ability of Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, in securing a two-third majority in the state.On the Sungkai state seat, which is contested by MIC candidate, Datuk V Elango, in a swap with the Hutan Melintang state seat, Zahid said BN was not aiming to make it more difficult for Elango. He said he will personally help Elango campaign for the seat.

–NSTP



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JPN selesaikan isu viral | Merdeka Online


614416b7-d92f-4d92-9264-f085d065aea3.transformedMO, 27/4/2018, PUTRAJAYA: Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) sudah mengambil langkah perlu bagi menyelesaikan kekeliruan mengenai individu yang meninggal dunia tetapi masih tersenarai dalam daftar pemilih bagi Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14).

JPN dalam satu kenyataan memaklumkan, ia sudah menghubungi waris mendiang MM Narayanan Nair a/l T Narayanan Nair bagi memperjelaskan kekeliruan yang berlaku dan ia difahami serta diterima dengan baik oleh keluarga mendiang.

“Perkara ini juga sudah dimaklumkan kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) untuk tindakan sewajarnya,” katanya.

Menurutnya, orang ramai diharap dapat menghubungi pejabat jabatan itu yang terdekat sekiranya terdapat sebarang kekeliruan berkenaan dokumen yang dikeluarkan.

Difahamkan, isu itu viral di media sosial selepas anak perempuan mendiang MM Narayanan membuat laporan mengenai perkara itu di Balai Polis Teluk Ayer Tawar, Seberang Prai, Pulau Pinang, kelmarin.



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Jenazah Dr Fadi tiba di Kaherah


Members of the Palestinian Hamas security forces carry a coffin containing the body of Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh, assassinated in Malaysia, in the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on April 26, 2018, after his body was returned to his homeland ahead of his funeral Batsh, a member of the Islamist Hamas movement, was shot dead in a hail of bullets by motorbike-riding attackers as he walked to a Kuala Lumpur mosque for dawn prayers on April 21, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

MO, 27/4/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: Jenazah Dr Fadi M R Albatsh tiba di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kaherah, pada jam 4 pagi tadi.

Sejurus ketibaan jenazah di lapangan itu, pihak berkuasa Mesir menyerahkannya kepada wakil kedutaan Palestin di Kaherah dan pada jam 7 pagi.

Jenazah kemudian dibawa oleh ambulans sehingga ke persimpangan Rafah untuk dikebumikan di Gaza, menurut kenyataan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Aman Palestin, Omar Seyam.

Sementara itu, Duta Besar Negara Palestin di Kaherah, Diab Al-Louh, bekerjasama dengan Kedutaan Negara Palestin di Kuala Lumpur bagi menguruskan jenazah Allahyarham Dr Fadi dan membawa pulang keluarganya ke Gaza dari Malaysia ke Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kaherah dengan Penerbangan Arab Saudi.

Diab Al-Louh memuji kerjasama pihak berkuasa Mesir dan Perkhidmatan Perisikan Am yang berusaha membawa balik jenazah Dr Fadi untuk dikebumikan di Gaza, sebagaimana permintaan keluarga Allahyarham.

Beliau juga mengucapkan takziah kepada keluarga Allahyarham dan berharap Allah SWT memberi kesabaran dan kekuatan kepada mereka.

Dr Fadi, seorang imam dan juga pensyarah di Kuala Lumpur British Malaysia Institut (UniKL BMI), ditembak mati di luar kondominium di Jalan Gombak, Setapak pada 21 April lalu ketika beliau sedang berjalan ke surau untuk menunaikan solat Subuh.



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BN newcomers in Perlis pledge to work hard


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MO,27/4/2017, KANGAR: Two Perlis Barisan Nasional (BN) new candidates pledged to work hard to wrest two state seats, Indera Kayangan and Sanglang held by the opposition. BN newcomer for Indera Kayangan, Chuah Tian Hee said he was adamant to make sure that the defeat suffered by the MCA machinery in the previous general polls would not recur. “We will work hard to wrest the Indera Kayangan seat and we have learnt our lesson in the previous general election.

“In fact, the seat incumbent (PKR Chan Ming Kai) has ditched the seat to contest for the Alor Setar parliament constituency and the opposition is now desperate to offer a new candidate to voters,” he said after the announcement of Perlis BN Candidates by the state BN chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim at Dewan 2020 here yesterday. He said Chan’s move to shift to Alor Star proved that the opposition’s main concern was to strengthen their individual position and now they were sending another parachute candidate to defend the seat.

“The new PKR candidate for Indera Kayangan is Gan Ay Ling from Penang and born in Negeri Sembilan. “This move will only benefit the opposition candidates but it is the people who are at in the loss. “I wish the voters will wake up to this reality and give their support to a candidate who was born and bred in Perlis who truly understands what the local people wants,” he said. Chuah, 49, who hails from Arau here is also Perlis MCA chairman and Arau MCA division chief.

Meanwhile, the new BN face for the Sanglang state seat, Che Zaidi Saidin said although the seat was considered a Pas fortress, he was committed to wrest it. “We are not denying the fact that the Sanglang state seat will become a hot seat in the GE for Perlis but we are confident that the tide will turn to our side this time around.“We are confident that the people are wise enough to support the candidate which has been providing services to them all this while,” he said.

Che Zaidi, 47, is Arau Umno division committee member and Perlis Umno working secretary.In the previous general polls, BN candidate Por Choo Chor lost to Chan by a 1,092 majority votes while in Sanglang state seat, BN candidate Fathul Bari Mat Jahya lost to the state Pas commissioner Mohd Shukri Ramli with a slim majority of 121 votes.

–NSTP



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