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  Umno's fault lines more apparent following its move against Muhyiddin, academics say
Posted by: superadmin - 22 minutes ago - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Umno's attempt to force out Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has exposed the party's frailties more than its strengths, academics have said.

According to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia geostrategist Prof Azmi Hassan, this was patent when the party could only get 11 of its MPs to publicly withdraw support for Perikatan Nasional (PN) despite its official decision to reject the coalition.

“One quarter support the president (Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) and the other three quarters, we're not not sure where they stand (yet), whether with the government or if they are with the party,” he said.

However, Azmi said this could change before Muhyiddin’s proposed confidence vote in September, and that the MPs might still shift positions based on their constituents’ views.



“But I doubt the MPs will listen to their constituents. They will either listen to the party or they have their own agenda in this case,” he said.

Azmi added that Zahid’s inability to present the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with a credible alternative to Muhyiddin also reflected poorly on the party’s ambition to regain power.

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  Xi Focus: Rural vitalization in full swing
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BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Capitalizing on its victory in eradicating absolute poverty, China is ramping up efforts to propel rural vitalization, which is "a major task in realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," as President Xi Jinping put it.

"Promoting rural vitalization on all fronts will be no easier than the anti-poverty battle," said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.

The rural vitalization strategy was proposed as a key move for the development of a modernized economy at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017.

After the country successfully eradicated absolute poverty, the focus of work concerning agriculture, rural areas and farmers has shifted to promoting rural vitalization.

To realize this goal, the country has been working to foster rural industries, promote the application of agricultural technologies and build beautiful countryside.

ENRICHING FARMERS: NO ONE LEFT BEHIND

When visiting a company producing Tibetan carpets during an inspection tour of northwest China's Qinghai Province in June, Xi stressed efforts to better integrate industrial cultivation and enterprise growth with employment, rural vitalization and ethnic unity.

The carpet factory is a typical case demonstrating that the local specialty industries have been crucial to underpin rural vitalization.
China's rural areas saw steady growth of industries in the first half of this year.

A total of 50 modern agricultural industrial zones, 50 industrial clusters with distinctive strengths and 298 towns with strong agricultural industries were established across the country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.


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  What are the ministers for, ask MPs over Faizal’s new role
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PETALING JAYA: Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s appointment as a “minister-level” special adviser to the prime minister has raised eyebrows among opposition MPs who question the purpose behind the new position.

In announcing the Bersatu deputy president’s new role, the Prime Minister’s Office said Faizal would be advising Muhyiddin Yassin on matters related to community networking and communication as well as socio-economic development.

Klang MP Charles Santiago said this meant that the ministers in charge of community development and socio-economic planning were incapable of doing their jobs, and asked if this was what Muhyiddin was implying.

The DAP MP said it also implied that the prime minister did not trust his own ministers, adding that Muhyiddin himself had no sense of direction.

He told FMT that Faizal’s appointment had nothing to do with the ongoing health crisis but was merely a political promotion, warning that it would only create more anger among Malaysians.


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  How worms could help solve plastic pollution
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  Anwar: Perikatan must prove support level quickly to calm investors
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Perikatan Nasional must urgently prove its majority support in Parliament to dispel the political uncertainty that could spook investors, said Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar said in a video that investors would refrain from committing to Malaysia until they were certain about the government of the day.

He urged Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to convene Parliament for the latter’s proposed confidence vote now instead of September.

“If it’s true that you have the numbers, do it next week. If not, the country will be like this. It cannot be governed in a situation where the legitimacy is questionable. Who is going to come and invest?” Anwar said.


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  The best foods for boosting your immune system
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A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?

The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease.

When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them.

Incorporating specific foods into the diet may strengthen a person’s immune response. Read on to discover 15 foods that boost the immune system.

Which foods boost the immune system?

A healthful, balanced diet plays a vital role in staying well. The following foods may help to boost the immune system:

1. Blueberries


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  Act now before Johor becomes the next Klang Valley, says Yeo
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PETALING JAYA: The federal and Johor state governments must ramp up the vaccination programme in the state, says former energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister Yeo Bee Yin.

This comes following a worrying upward trend of new daily Covid-19 positive cases and deaths in Johor, with a more than 150% increase from mid-July until now. Today, Johor reported 1,300 cases.

Despite the rise, Johor’s vaccination remains the second-lowest in Malaysia with only 17.8% of adults fully immunised against Covid-19.

Yeo, who is Bakri MP, called on the government to adopt Selangor’s vaccination programme through Operation Surge Capacity (OSC).

“Run OSC in Johor to ramp up the vaccination programme as soon as possible, just like how the Selangor state government is working with the federal government to run OSC in (the) Klang Valley,” she said in a Facebook post today.


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  More Umno SDs for the King, and show cause letter for Maran MP
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 04:10 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: Umno has submitted even more statutory declarations from its MPs to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, notifying His Majesty of their withdrawal of support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, a party source has revealed.

Speaking to FMT, the source said this was the third batch of SDs sent to the King and would raise further questions over Muhyiddin’s majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

Yesterday evening, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed the party had submitted additional statutory declarations from its MPs, stating their withdrawal of support for Muhyiddin.

The additional pullouts came after Muhyiddin, in a televised address, acknowledged that eight Umno MPs had withdrawn their support but insisted that the question of his resignation did not arise as he still enjoyed majority support.

After the third batch of SDs now, the source said: “I don’t know how the PM can state that he has majority support. The math just does not add up.”


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  Cops question activist on hunger strike
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 04:06 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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KUALA LUMPUR: Activist Nathaniel Tan, who has gone on hunger strike since yesterday afternoon at Taman Tun Dr Ismail due to the worsening political instability and health crisis, has been questioned by police for his action.

He told FMT that some 10 policemen, with one officer carrying a submachine gun, visited him.

“They were not threatening but they started asking questions.

“They wanted to know what I am doing here and what the hunger strike is for,” he said.

Tan said more policemen are expected to question him later today.



He said he was feeling weaker but would not eat any food. “I will survive on water.”

On his decision to go on a hunger strike, he said it was time for action. “Enough talk. Enough press statements. Enough WhatsApp chats.”

He said freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi had brought the British Empire to its knees without firing a single shot.


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  After Sheraton, it’s the Seri Pacific Move, says Puad
Posted by: superadmin - Yesterday, 02:10 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies

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PETALING JAYA: After the Sheraton Move succeeded in establishing a “backdoor government”, the Seri Pacific Move is now targeting Umno leaders, Supreme Council member Puad Zarkashi has claimed.

He said the movement involved outsiders with the help of “enemies in disguise” within Umno itself.

Puad’s claim comes after he revealed yesterday that three Umno MPs had held a meeting at Seri Pacific hotel, located near the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, which houses Umno’s headquarters.


“We’ve heard of the Kajang Move and the Sheraton Move. The Sheraton Move was indeed successful,” he said in a Facebook post.

“Now there’s the Seri Pacific Move. The target is Umno. Who is involved? How much money is involved? Is there a ‘scheme of things’? Which Umno leaders go there often?”


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