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Zahid: No reason for disciplinary action against IGP

Posted: 23 May 2016 12:04 AM PDT

There is no reason to take disciplinary action against Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for ordering police investigations with his social media account, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 

The Home Minister said Khalid was acting within the ambit of his job scope when he issued the orders through his official Twitter account. 

"This kind of announcement (on social media) is not against any laws or regulations, but is in fact a faster way to relay information to the public. 

"The Ministry does not view the IGP's actions as wrong because he was discharging his duty in making the orders so that swift action could be taken to contain certain issues," Dr Ahmad Zahid said this in a written reply to N. Surendran (PKR-Padang Serai) at the Dewan Rakyat here on Monday. 

"Even so, details of ongoing investigations and their eventual results will not be released on social media," he added. 

Surendran had asked if action would be taken against Khalid for making orders on Twitter for investigations against members of the public including those who had been critical of his actions. 

Khalid was known to make statements and call for police investigations through his official Twitter account.

Najib: Rise in FDIs show govt's approach is right

Posted: 22 May 2016 06:51 PM PDT

The rise in foreign direct investments (FDI) show that the government's approach towards attracting foreign investment is right, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said he has always stressed the importance of governance and closer bilateral relations between Malaysia and its trading partners.

"Between 2009 and 2015, FDI was growing at 22 per cent annually.

"This is one of the signs that the approach taken by the government is right and gives foreign investors the confidence to continue to invest in Malaysia," he said in the latest entry in his blog Sunday night.

Najib also declared his visits to the United Kingdom (UK) and Russia a success, boosting investors' confidence in Malaysia as an attractive investment destination.

"Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), I am confident my working visits to the UK and Russia have enhanced relations among our governments and boosted investors' confidence in Malaysia as an attractive investment destination full of potential," he said.

Najib's visit to the UK beginning on May 15 was, among others, to attend the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) annual meeting and to launch the Malaysia-UK Investor Showcase.

He later attended the Asean-Russia Commemorative Summit in Sochi, Russia on May 19-20.

While in London, he attended several meetings and sessions with fund managers and industry leaders with whom he shared the latest developments and prospects for growth and development in Malaysia.

The Prime Minister also expressed satisfaction with the continued commitment shown by many UK companies at the Malaysia-UK Investor Showcase to investing in new projects and expanding existing businesses.

In Sochi, he said Malaysia would also explore the possibility of holding negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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