BEKAS AHLI AKADEMIK DILANTIK TIMBALAN MENTERI SAINS, TEKNOLOGI DAN INOVASI

  • Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council
    Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

    Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations. In a statement issued on its website, www.e-fatwa.gov.my, the National Fatwa Council said Muslims could express their... …

  • Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin
    Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The right wing Malay group, Perkasa, has distanced itself from Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, who had earlier tweeted that the passing of veteran DAP politician Karpal Singh was... …

  • Legacy of the 'Tiger of Jelutong' will endure

    Karpal Singh's story may have come to an abrupt end this morning, but the author of his biography says the legacy of the 'Tiger of Jelutong' will endure in Malaysia, where he was a warrior in the fight for equality and justice. New Zealand journalist Tim Donoghue first met Karpal in Penang in 1987 and spent nearly 30 years researching the biography he wrote on the fearless lawyer and advocate, titled "Karpal Singh - Tiger of Jelutong", which was published in 2013. "I've done a few things in …

  • Soldiers injured as ceiling collapses during defence exhibition at PWTC
    Soldiers injured as ceiling collapses during defence exhibition at PWTC

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Two soldiers suffered minor injuries after the ceiling at one section of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) collapsed today, on the last day of the 14th Defence Services... …

  • Penang to give Karpal official send-off

    The Penang government will provide veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh an official send off.   According to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the Penang flag would be used to cover Karpal's cortege.   All state agencies will fly the Penang flags at half-mast for three days until the funeral on Sunday, said Lim.   He added that a public ceremony at the Dewan Sri Pinang will be held on Sunday from 9am to 11am for the public to pay their respects.    Lim said that the state exco had decided this during an …

  • Karpal to be given send-off with state honours
    Karpal to be given send-off with state honours

    After a lifetime of service to the country, the Penang government will acknowledge Karpal Singh's contributions by giving him a funeral with state honours. The Penang flag will be flown at half-mast until his funeral on Sunday. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the flag would also drape Karpal's casket. "We can't accord a state funeral as... …

MELAKA, 15 Mei (Bernama) -- Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah adalah antara

muka baharu yang dilantik Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak ke dalam

kerajaan ketika mengumumkan jemaah menteri dan timbalan menteri hari ini.

Abu Bakar, 54, yang dilantik Timbalan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi

merupakan bekas Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Jabatan Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan

Kreativiti, Inovasi dan Pengkomersilandi Jabatan Ketua Menteri Melaka.

Beliau melepaskan jawatan itu yang disandang sejak 2010 untuk bertanding

kerusi Parlimen Tangga Batu pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 (PRU13) yang berakhir 5

Mei lepas.

Abu Bakar mempunyai pengalaman luas dalam bidang penyelidikan dan inovasi

berdasarkan jawatan yang dipegang sebelum ini, antaranya Timbalan Naib Canselor

(Penyelidikan dan Inovasi) Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTem).

Beliau yang berkelulusan Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan Awam dari Universiti

Teknologi Malaysia serta ijazah kedoktoran dalam bidang teknologi konkrit dari

University of Dundee, Scotland, pernah menjadi pensyarah di Universiti Sains

Malaysia dari 1994 hingga 2003.

Selain menjalankan kajian dan menjadi pensyarah, Abu Bakar turut

menghasilkan beberapa buku mengenai kejuruteraan konkrit serta produk satu

daerah satu industri.

Bapa kepada tiga anak ini juga aktif dalam bidang politik dan merupakan

Anggota Jawatankuasa Umno Bahagian Tangga Batu sejak 2003 dan juga Pengerusi

Biro Pendidikan Umno bahagian itu sejak 2004.

Pada PRU13, Abu Bakar menang dengan majoriti undi 15,633 menewaskan Rahim

Ali daripada PKR.

-- BERNAMA

KIA HK NM

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  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says The Malay Mail Online
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge... …

  • My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind The Malaysian Insider
    My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, who died in an accident early this morning, was in Kuala Lumpur to visit his son Gobind Singh Deo who was ill. A distraught Gobind said he was informed of the accident at 2.15am today, and he and his wife rushed to the scene where he saw his father's mangled car and his father's body. "My brother Ramkarpal was... …

  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …