Malaysian news briefs

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  • Tuesday, 31 Oct 2006

  • Consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will have to pay more for water when the new water tariffs come into effect from Tuesday. 

  • Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says the spat between him and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed will not lead to loss of support for the Government, because the people know what they want. 

  • Port Klang Selangor state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros refuses to say whether he will quit as Port Klang councillor.  

    He adds he has tried to comply with all rules on the building of his mansion. 

  • Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan has refuted former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed's allegation that Malaysia has become a police state.  

    He said the force is now more open to public opinions. 

  • Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan says there is a proposal to sttation at least two policemen at every housing estate as part of crime prevention.  

    The proposal is awaiting Government approval before being implementated. 

  • The Government has approved a RM20 mil pilot project for the development of early education next year, covering toddlers up to 6yr olds, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

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