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PUTRAJAYA - Due to “security concerns”, police did not allow the Better Beer Festival to go on, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The MCA president said during the Cabinet’s weekly meeting the authorities cited safety as one of the reasons for calling off the festival.

“I raised the issue in Cabinet and made it clear that if the event was cancelled due to political grounds, then we could not accept that reasoning.

“But we were told that the cancellation was due to security concerns,” Liow told reporters at his ministry here yesterday.

“However, as the authorities have security concerns, we have to acknow­ledge it. They are the ones who ensure our safety,” he added.

But Liow said the authorities did not elaborate on what the “security concerns” were.

“The Opposition is more concerned about political mileage from this issue. They want to make it seem as if the Government does not allow the people to enjoy drinking beer. This is not true,” he said.

The cancellation of the craft beer festival, originally scheduled for Oct 6-7 at Publika Shopping Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, became a Cabinet matter after the issue received mixed reaction from the public.

Last Monday, the Kuala Lumpur

 

KUALA LUMPUR - Helping Malay­sians own comfortable homes is among the Government’s top priorities, says the Prime Minister.

“The People’s Housing Project (PPR) is very important for the Government and we have allocated RM6bil for the project nationwide.

“To date, 83,759 units have been completed while another 25,000 units are on the way,” said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib was speaking before handing over keys to new residents of PPR Sri Aman in Kepong and the launch of the Youth

PUTRAJAYA - "If you want to say that I am a perfectionist, yes I admit, but I am also human, sometimes I overlooked (something)," former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) foreign exchange (forex) losses in the early 1980's today.

Dr Mahathir said that in reply to Conducting Officer Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, who suggested that Dr Mahathir was a perfectionist and meticulous person who would pay great attention to

PETALING JAYA - Kedah's Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, has passed away at the age of 89.

He passed away at 2.30pm on Monday.

The Kedah ruler made history when he became Agong for the second time in 2012 after being installed for the first time in 1970.

Tuanku Abdul Halim ended his term as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong last December and was replaced by Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V.

He received his early education at Sekolah Melayu Titi Gajah and then went to the Sultan Abdul

PUTRAJAYA - All schools must adhere to high safety standards to protect students from harm, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Deputy Prime Minister said there would be greater emphasis on safety standards, including conditions at tahfiz schools.

“Schools should also have procedures in place for quick responses during emergencies.

“I cannot emphasise this enough. Management and school authorities need to be committed to this and invest in keeping their premises safe,” he said when

MELAKA - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all members of the public to join hands with the commission to be their eyes and ears in combating corruption.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad urged the participation of everyone from all levels of society for the Friends of Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) programme, launched on Aug 1.

Speaking at the launch of the state-level 'Kembara Jelajah Anti Rasuah' campaign at the Portuguese Settlement

KUALA LUMPUR - All ideas discussed with online friends during chats relating to #Bajet2018 will be studied and considered for the 2018 Budget, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The Prime Minister said this on his blog NajibRazak.com in connection to the ideas brought up during a chat session at a shopping complex here tonight.

This includes the views of real-estate expert Faizul Ridzuan who said he was grateful for the government’s efforts to provide many housing projects like the 1Malaysia

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