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KUALA LUMPUR - The High Court today extended further the period of the interim injunction granted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to prevent Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee from continuing to slander him in a video clip uploaded on Facebook.

Counsel Gobind Singh Deo, who represented Pua, said the period of the injunction was extended until the court decided on an inter-parte injunction application by the two sides on Aug 4.

He spoke to reporters after the two sides presented their arguments in chambers before Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab today. Counsel Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun represented the Prime Minister.

Mohd Hafarizam said the two sides presented their arguments and clarifications pertaining to the issues raised by the counsel for Pua.

On April 21, the court allowed Najib's application for an ex-parte injunction to restrain Pua, as the defendant, from publishing similar or the same words as found in the defendant's statement.

Najib applied for the ex-parte injunction based on fears the slanderous statement could affect him in his capacity as the Prime Minister and Finance Minister as well as the leader of a political party.

On April 21

PETALING JAYA - The DAP-led Penang state government should abolish the fees imposed on tourist accommodations in Penang before asking for the Tourism Tax Act 2017 to be repealed, says Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang.

"If the Opposition is sincere about abolishing such taxes against hotels in Malaysia, it would be best if they start by abolishing the local government fee on hotels in Penang.

"That is clearly within their power and jurisdiction," he said in a press statement Monday.

Tan was

SETIU - The Terengganu state government will not build a new runway on Pulau Redang, but will instead maintain the existing one, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman.

He said the decision was made after taking into account the risk factors and views from relevant quarters, especially in relation to cost and tourism impact.

However, he said, the state government would build several outlets at the Pulau Redang Airport for local entrepreneurs to sell souvenirs and other essential

PUTRAJAYA - Former Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad and his wife Bibi Sharliza Mohd Khalid are at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have their statements recorded.

The couple, who arrived in a black car at 9.40am on Wednesday, swiftly made their way into the office without addressing the media stationed here.

They were summoned by the MACC to have their statements recorded over issues involving FGV.

On Monday, Prime Minister

PUTRAJAYA - Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali expressed his disappointment that only 25 per cent of the targeted 600,000 illegal immigrants registered for the Enforcement Card or E-Card.

He said that as of 7.50pm last night, 154,328 illegals involving 26,738 employers had applied and 138,970 E-cards were issued.

“Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day for the E-Card application and so far, the number is way below the original target of 600,000 illegals.

“I am disappointed that

PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is in need of two vessels to function as motherships to beef up security control and surveillance in the country's waters, especially to curb intrusion by foreign fishing boats and smugglers, it was stated here.

MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Zulkifli Abu Bakar said these vessels, which would be able to carry more food and fuel supplies for operations, would most probably be stationed in the waters of Beting Patinggi

PUTRAJAYA - The spat over the tourism tax between Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and the Sarawak and Sabah governments is now resolved, says Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

The Deputy Prime Minister said the issue was brought up during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, and it was agreed that no more should be said of the matter.

"The Prime Minister chaired the Cabinet meeting and we decided that the issue is resolved, and that no more statements should be made by federal

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