KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 2018 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet feels it is important that Islam is not portrayed as a fierce religion with heavy penalties, waiting for people to commit sins, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Prime Minister was commenting on the case of two women who were caned six times in public in the Terengganu Syariah High Court on Monday after pleading guilty to same-sex relations in a car in Dungun on April 8.
“It is very important that we do not portray Islam as a...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call from Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at Perdana Putra, here today.
Teo, who is also the Coordinating Minister for National Security, arrived at 2.30 pm.
During the half-an-hour meeting, Dr Mahathir and Teo exchanged views on strengthening the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore, as well as regional and global issues.
After the meeting, Dr Mahathir and Teo...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 2018 (Bernama) -- Twenty-three political secretaries to the respective cabinet ministers took their oath of secrecy before Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
The simple ceremony, held at Perdana Putra here, was also attended by the Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.
Those who took the oath included three political secretaries to the Prime Minister, namely Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, Datuk Mohamad Nuhairi Rahmat and Abu...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 2018 (Bernama) — No country can claim to be a civilised nation without having its own cultural values, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“As such, when we aspire to achieve Vision 2020 and increase the national revenue without having our own culture, we cannot claim to have become a civilised nation,”he said when opening the 60th anniversary celebration of the National Art Gallery tonight.
Also present were his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Bernama) -- Malaysia should conduct research for plants that can be nurtured and grown to become successful industries, similar to palm oil and rubber, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said oil palm and rubber trees came from foreign countries, but were developed in Malaysia to become the nation’s major export commodities.
"Research in more plants could yield even more use for other plants that we can grow in this country," he said...[Continue Reading]