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Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change
Original reporting will be highlighted in Google's search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.
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‘Ex-spy chief’s right to lawyer while in remand violated’
PUTRAJAYA: Former Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid’s constitutional right to legal representation when she was held under remand, as provided by the Federal Consti­tution, was violated, the Court of...
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Hasanah's right to consult lawyer while in remand violated, court heard
Former director-general of Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Hasanah Abdul Hamid's constitutional right to legal representation was violated when she was held under remand, the Court ...
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A regressive step away from racial and religious harmony.
LETTER | G25 is not only deeply disappointed, but terribly alarmed by the recent decision of the High Court of Kuala Lumpur regarding the application of Sisters in Islam (SIS) to challenge a fatwa (ga...
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Bintulu Port controversy: Parliament can’t pass laws about land, says Sarawak politician
KUCHING, Sept 5 — Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today raised doubts as to whether Parliament had the power to declare an area in Bintulu 40 years ago as a site for a port which is n...
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Najib’s trial: 1MDB had PM’s written approval clause inserted before name change from TIA
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The Terengganu Investment Authority (TIA) Berhad had a new clause inserted — known to effectively give the prime minister the power to have the final say — into the compan...
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Defeated PKR candidate can appeal in any High Court in Malaya, court rules
PUTRAJAYA: Khairuddin Abu Hassan, the defeated PKR candidate in the Jasin parliamentary seat in Malacca in last year’s general election, is entitled to file his action against the election results i...
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What does Facebook’s plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?
Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.
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Malaysian officials violated diplomatic immunities, says envoy
PETALING JAYA: The Namibian High Commission has accused Malaysian officials of infringing Vienna Conventions on diplomatic rights in their treatment of two nephews of the High Commissioner last week.
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Bahasa Melayu is part of the Malaysian identity
LETTER | No one needs to reiterate the status of the Malay Language in Malaysia; it stands as our national as well as official language pursuant to Articles 152 and 161 of the Federal Constitution and...
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Honouring the Malay language is paramount, period
No one needs to reiterate the status of the Malay language in Malaysia.
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DAP says Dong Zong not racist, Dr M ‘no intention’ to ban
DAP has backed Dong Zong amid the tussle over the introduction of khat in the primary school Year 4 syllabus, saying that it is not a racist organisation despite accusations on the contrary and calls ...
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Yoursay: Federal Court ruling on unilateral conversion supersedes S'gor bill
YOURSAY | ‘Haniff is putting the cart before the horse with his logic on debating the amendment.' S'gor unilateral conversion bill should have been debated - lawyer Gerard Lourdesamy: Mohamed Haniff...
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Special Grant review: Sabah awaiting Federal feedback to its proposal – CM
Shafie (front) at the state assembly.
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Azahar Mohamed appointed chief judge of Malaya
PETALING JAYA: Senior Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed has been appointed as chief judge of Malaya (CJM), a post left vacant since May, sources say.
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Yoursay: Zahid's attack on DAP a strategy to unite Malays
YOURSAY | ‘PKR president Anwar Ibrahim should seriously wake up the party's politicians to counter these lies.
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High Court strikes out former spy chief's originating summons over frozen bank accounts
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today struck out former spy chief Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid's originating summons to challenge the freezing of her bank account by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
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‘DeepNude’ app to ‘undress’ women shut down after furor
WASHINGTON, June 20 — The creators of an application allowing users to virtually “undress” women using artificial intelligence have shut it down after a social media uproar over its potential fo...
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Facebook launches third-party fact-checking programme in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Social media platform Facebook launched a third-party, fact-checking programme in Malaysia today, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP). The programme aims to reduce the spread ...
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Facebook Brings Third-Party Fact-Checking Program To Malaysia
Facebook’s fact-checking program has officially kicked off in Malaysia.
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Facebook launches third-party fact-checking programme in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — From now, news publishers in Malaysia must be mindful of publishing misinformation on Facebook following the launch of a third-party, fact-checking programme by the social me...
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MAM gets FIA approval, says it has been provisionally delegated as the new national motorsports authority
The limbo following the de-registration of the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) as the governing body for motorsports in the country looks set to end, with the Motorsport Association of Malays...
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Decision on undocumented worker's right to claim unpaid wages deferred again
LETTER | The Shah Alam High Court has yet again deferred its decision on whether an undocumented worker has the right to claim over four years of unpaid wages.
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S'porean seeks RM2.67m from M'sian Immigration for unlawful detention
A Singaporean has sued Malaysia’s Immigration Department, seeking RM2.67 million in compensation over what he claimed as unlawful arrest and inhuman treatment in his 37-day detention in October 2018...
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Ex-AG Apandi Ali now free to fly abroad, says lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The Immigration Department has lifted a travel ban against former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, his lawyer said today.
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Govt lifts travel ban on ex-AG Apandi
KUALA LUMPUR: Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has withdrawn his legal challenge against the government’s travel ban following Putrajaya’s decision earlier this month to lift the prohibi...
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Tribunal to decide if it can probe former EC members
PETALING JAYA: A five-member independent tribunal will decide on May 24 if it has jurisdiction to investigate six former Election Commission (EC) members over allegations of misconduct in relation to ...
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US-China AI race to develop killer robots risks catastrophe, warn peace campaigners
Dutch-based peace group Pax warns in report that military use of artificial intelligence could leave algorithms with power of life or death.
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US-China AI race to develop killer robots risks catastrophe, warn peace campaigners
Dutch-based peace group Pax warns in report that military use of artificial intelligence could leave algorithms with power of life or death. World’s leading powers are trying to develop autonomous drones or submarines that can respond quickly to enemy action.
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Ex-AG Apandi seeks court’s help to get passport for travel overseas
PETALING JAYA: Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has filed a judicial review against the government for its refusal to allow him to apply for a passport and preventing him from leaving the co...
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Sarawak Assembly unanimously approves motion for constitutional amendments on state’s rights
KUCHING, April 30 – The Sarawak State Assembly today unanimously endorsed a motion which proposed a comprehensive amendment to the Federal Constitution upon conclusion of discussions on the Malaysia...
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Surendran: Federal Constitution cannot be disregarded with impunity
The federal government is “duty-bound” to enforce the Federal Constitution, and can even legislate to “bring the state to order” and remove contradictory provisions in state constitutions.
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Johor's Crown Prince tweets about Federal Constitution and sovereignty of rulers
(April 24) The Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today highlighted two Articles of the Federal Constitution on federal guarantees of State Constitutions and the sovereignty of the rule...
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TMJ posts excerpts of Federal Constitution after Dr M explains powers of state rulers
KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim tonight posted on social media excerpts of the Federal Constitution on the rights of state rulers after Tun Dr Mahathir...
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Yoursay: A constitutional monarch cannot reject PM’s CJ pick
YOURSAY | ‘It’s not right for rulers to hold up and stand in the way of our democratically elected gov’t.’ CJ nomination awaiting approval from Conference of Rulers, says Dr M Gerard Lourdesam...
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Drug dealers could go from death row to jail after apex court ruling, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA: Hundreds of drug traffickers could escape the death penalty and have their charges reduced following a Federal Court ruling last week that stopped the prosecution from relying on double...
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Ex-intel chief seeks to lift freeze on bank account
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Hasanah Abdul Hamid has filed an originating summons challenging the freeze on her bank account since Septembe...
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Former MEIO DG files legal action against MACC for freezing her bank account
KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid has filed an originating summons challenging the freeze on her bank accou...
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Ex-spy chief files legal action against MACC for freezing bank account
Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Hasanah Abdul Hamid has filed an originating summons challenging the freeze on her bank account since September last year.
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Former ‘spy agency’ chief sues MACC over frozen bank account
KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid has filed an originating summons challenging the freeze on her bank acc...
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Ex-spy chief Hasanah wants freeze on her bank account lifted
KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who is awaiting trial on a criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge, wants ...
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Ex-spy chief Hasanah wants freeze on her bank account lifted
KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Former Malaysian External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) director-general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who is awaiting trial on a criminal breach of trust (CBT) charge, wants ...
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Apex court strikes out double presumptions for drug trafficking convictions
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court in a landmark ruling today held that the prosecution could not use the double presumptions in the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) to secure the death sentence against trafficker...
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Proposed amendment an insult to Sabah, Sarawak, say MA63 activists
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah rights activists have slammed the proposed constitutional amendment to Article 1(2) tabled in Parliament yesterday, calling it an insult to those in Sabah and Sarawak.
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Apology to MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd
KUALA LUMPUR HIGH COURT CIVIL SUIT NO: WA-23CY-43-09/2018 MRCB GEORGE KENT SDN BHD … PLAINTIFF                       v. 1.
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The EC6 removal tribunal proceedings: Academic? — New Sin Yew
MARCH 31 — The tribunal to investigate allegations of misconduct against six former members of the Election Commission (EC) is to decide whether to proceed with the proceedings given that the member...
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Google barred from LGBT+ equality index over ‘life-threatening’ app
LONDON, March 29 — One of the United States’ top LGBT+ charities ejected Google from a gay and transgender rights ranking yesterday for hosting an app that advises people on how to “recover” f...
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Rome Statute, royal institutions and our Constitution: A harmonious co-existence — Lim Wei Jiet
MARCH 25 — The disquiet on Malaysia’s ratification of the Rome Statute has gain resurgence these past few days.
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Rome Statute, royalty and the constitution
LETTER | The disquiet on Malaysia’s ratification of the Rome Statute has gained resurgence these past few days.
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A ‘United Kingdom’ of Malaysia? Analyst tells how to make Sabah, Sarawak equal partners
KUCHING: An analyst has suggested that the government emulate the devolution system in the UK by forming a “kingdom” of Malaysia, consisting of the peninsula, Sarawak and Sabah.
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Offensive speech against LGBT - apply Standing Orders on MPs
LETTER | Justice for Sisters is deeply horrified by the discriminatory and offensive speech and language used in Parliament by several members of Parliament in relation to LGBT people on March 14 and ...
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Agong up to speed on Rome Statute, instructs Wisma Putra to clear the air
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Puncak Niaga suit against Selangor govt on hold pending ruling on public officers
PUTRAJAYA: Former water concessionaire Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd (Puncak Niaga) must now wait for a Federal Court ruling on whether it can reinstate a RM14 billion suit against two former Selangor men...
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What’s there to negotiate, just implement MA63, says Jeffrey
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) president Jeffrey Kitingan today said the federal government should start implementing the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and Sabah’s rights under ...
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Tribunal should proceed despite exit of six EC members — Tommy Thomas
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has urged the tribunal to investigate alleged misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) during the preparation and conduct o...
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Report: Voter to file injunction on Semenyih by-elections, EC’s legality questioned
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― A voter is filing an injunction at the Shah Alam High Court on Monday to stop the Semenyih by-elections from behind held, a news report said.
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Super busy January 2019; 10 talks. :)
The first time I spoke about property to the public was over 7 years ago, in Johor Bahru.
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Tribunal sets new standard of accountability for electoral commissioners, says Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 hopes a tribunal investigating allegations of misconduct by six former Election Commission (EC) members will set a standard of accountability for all publi...
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Tribunal findings may be academic since former EC members had resigned
KLANG (Jan 28): The findings of the tribunal to investigate allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the preparation and conduct of the 14th General Election ...
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Malaysia Airlines to drop word "pork" from in-flight magazine after social media furore
KUALA LUMPUR - The word "pork" will now be dropped from the Malaysia Airlines in-flight magazine, in response to a recent social media furore where the national carrier was wrongly accused of publishi...
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Tribunal begins investigation Monday into alleged misconduct of six former EC members
KUALA LUMPUR: A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the preparation a...
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Tribunal begins investigation Monday into alleged misconduct of six former EC members
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the pr...
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Tribunal to meet Monday on alleged misconduct of ex-EC members
KUALA LUMPUR: A tribunal to investigate allegations of misconduct by former members of the Election Commission in preparing and conducting the 14th general election will begin sitting on Jan 28.
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Tribunal begins investigation Monday into alleged misconduct of six former EC...
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 24): A five-member tribunal is to begin an investigation on Monday in the Klang Court into allegations of misconduct by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the prep...
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Six ex-EC commissioners to face tribunal
A tribunal has been set up to investigate allegations of misconduct committed by the EC in the run-up to and on the day of 14th general election.
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