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Shariah Court to rule whether to cite Maria Chin for contempt
KUALA LUMPUR: The Shariah High Court here will rule on Oct 14 whether Naza Group chairman SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin can begin contempt proceedings against Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah over her c...
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Businessperson in Ku Nan graft trial agrees to plea bargain, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Bersih website under cyber attack
Electoral reform group Bersih said its website has come under persistent denial-of-service (DDOS) attack since September 13.
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Johor exco: Property expo may send wrong signals to foreign buyers
JOHOR BARU: The benefits or disadvantages of a property expo for foreigners mooted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry should be looked into by the...
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Never let harmonious relations be threatened by racial polarisation: Lee
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should never allow the harmonious relations among the various races to be threatened by racial polarisation, which remains a serious issue in the country.
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Never let harmonious relations threatened by racial polarisation – Lee
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should never allow the harmonious relations among the various races to be threatened by racial polarisation which remains a serious issue in the country.
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Lee: Never let racial polarisation threaten harmonious relations in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Malaysians should never allow the harmonious relations among the various races to be threatened by racial polarisation which remains a serious issue in the country.
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Eye on Malay show of force: The Star columnist
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Summer is almost over but Malaysia's long, hot summer will drag on for a while more.
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Eye on Malay show of force
PAS and Umno will soon ink their unity charter at a mammoth gathering that will signal their clout but which will likely put off the non-Malays. SUMMER is almost over but Malaysia’s long, hot summ...
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Over 10,000 take part in Merdeka Day celebration
Juhar inspecting a guard of honour at the National Day parade.
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MACC’s participation reflects aspirations for a clean Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA: In line with the theme ‘’Sayangi Malaysia: Malaysia Bersih’’, the appearance of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) contingent showcasing a float and the animated charac...
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National Day 2019: A celebration to remember
PUTRAJAYA: Tens of thousands of Malaysians thronged the Dataran Putrajaya to catch a glimpse of the 2019 National Day parade, marking 62 years of independence.
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Yoursay: ‘Dr M is what he is because we allowed him to do so’
YOURSAY | ‘Are we going to give him more leeway to do more of the same?
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Negative influences new form of colonisation – MP
Chan (seventh left) holding the Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang banner along with members from the school yesterday.
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Endless fun as school celebrates Merdeka month
GEORGE TOWN: Loud cheers erupted when a group of “Malaysian soldiers” appeared and later, as they chased away the “Japanese invaders”, the crowd gave another round of applause.
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Chinese Embassy slams Malaysians who support Hong Kong protests
The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia has lashed out against Malaysian youths who support the three-months long anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong.
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KiniTV hits 1mil subscribers, wins YouTube's 'Golden Play Button' award
YouTube has awarded KiniTV with the 'Golden Play Button' Award for surpassing one million subscribers on the platform in May 2019.
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Bersih & Co write open letter to PM - Set clear transition date and plan | KiniFlash - 7 Aug
A coalition of NGOs led by Bersih has urged Prime Minister Dr MahathirMohamad to announce a clear date and plan for transitioning the premiership toAnwar Ibrahim.In an open letter published today, the...
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Storm brewing over unilateral conversion bill, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Dr M needs to set a clear transition date and plan, says group
A coalition of NGOs led by Bersih has urged Prime Minister Dr MahathirMohamad to announce a clear date and plan for transitioning the premiership toAnwar Ibrahim.In an open letter published today, the...
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No need for second RCI on illegals, Cabinet can act on first, says Yong
KOTA KINABALU: A former Sabah chief minister said there is no need for a second royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants as the findings from the first one were “good enough”.
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Ambiga's request for govt to fund Bersih laughable, says MIC Youth chief
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — MIC Youth chief R. Thinalan today said that the government should not fund electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 since it was no longer politically neutral.
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Possible conflict of interest in PAC deputy head accepting Seda chairmanship, says MCA
PETALING JAYA: MCA questions if there is a conflict of interest in Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairman Wong Kah Woh accepting the chairmanship of The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).
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Anwar extends olive branch to Azmin and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Unwise to ask for outright funding from govt, TI-M tells Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) said that it is not a good option for civil society groups to ask outright funding from the federal government for their daily operations.
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Right of Borneo states to occupy a third of Dewan, EC told
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has urged the Election Commission to ensure that the next redelineation exercise will result in enough seats for Sabah and Sarawak to make up a third of the De...
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No need to fine Bersih 2.0 as leaked information nothing new, law minister says
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — De-facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that there is no reason to punish Bersih 2.0 for breaking Parliament’s embargo on the Sabah delineation report.
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No action against Bersih 2.0 for breaking Sabah redelineation embargo, says Liew
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention to take action against electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 for breaking the embargo on the Sabah redelineation report.
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Yoursay: Re-examine old probes on Taib, instead of asking for new leads
YOURSAY | ‘Why do the gov’t and Mahathir keep protecting the S’wak governor?’ Liew: No cause for MACC to reopen probe against Taib Vent: Is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew V...
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Newsflash: Will ‘UNDI 18’ change Malaysian democracy?
THE recently passed “Undi 18” Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 could result in vastly different voting patterns in the future, but true change would require more civic education.
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Fix electoral map, says Bersih as it warns of spike in voters after amendment
PETALING JAYA: Praising MPs from both sides of the divide for their show of unity yesterday to bring down the voting age to 18, electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 today gave a list of other reforms st...
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Auto voter registration will take time and work, says EC
PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission (EC) is bracing itself for plenty of work now that the Dewan Rakyat has decided to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 and to allow for automatic voter registrati...
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Friendly fire in PKR, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Bersih 2.0 goes rogue, breaks Parliament embargo on Sabah delineation report
PETALING JAYA: We are breaking Parliament's embargo on the Sabah delineation report and we are willing to be punished, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.
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'Disappointed' Bersih breaks embargo, reveals Sabah redelineation report
Disappointed that it was not made public, Bersih today decided to break embargo and reveal the 2017 Sabah delineation review report ahead of its tabling in Parliament tomorrow.
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Popular radio personality joins protests against Tanjung Aru project
KOTA KINABALU: A popular radio personality here joined protests against the Tanjung Aru Eco-Development (TAED) project, as she was seen front and centre during a programme to "save" the beach on Sunday (July 14).
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Bersih’s call to drop 13 new Sabah state seats against constitution, says PBS
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) disagrees with Bersih’s suggestion to drop the 2017 constituency delimitation proposal for Sabah as such action will render the amendment to the Sabah Consti...
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Only simple majority needed for motion on 13 new seats, says Sabah CM
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal is confident of getting the necessary support in Parliament next week to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73.
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Do not threaten to silence civil society, Bersih tells Sabah minister
KOTA KINABALU: Bersih 2.0 (Sabah) today condemned a statement by Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Peter Anthony that appeared to state that he wants to control and prevent civil society from ...
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Sabah Bersih takes minister to task for attempting to silence civil society
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih 2.0 has taken state Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony to task for his recent statement which is seen as an attempt to silence civil society.
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Bersih backs lowering election candidates’ age to 18
PETALING JAYA: Bersih has voiced its support for the opposition’s call to lower the age requirement for election candidates to 18.
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Need to correct imbalance if auto-registration allowed
PETALING JAYA: A redelineation exercise is necessary to correct any imbalance in the apportionment of votes if automatic registration of voters is allowed.
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Rights groups: PAA amendments can be better
Several human rights organisations say that although the proposed amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 are noteworthy, it will still fall short of international standards.
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Protests trigger deja vu for Malaysians living in Hong Kong
PETALING JAYA - Malaysians living in Hong Kong felt a sense of deja vu as they watched millions of Hong Kongers march in the streets in mass protests against the controversial extradition Bill in Jun...
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Protests trigger deja vu for Malaysians living in Hong Kong
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians living in Hong Kong felt a sense of
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Look, too, at unregistered eligible voters, Bersih urges EC
In tandem with its move to lower the minimum voting age to 18, Bersih has called on the Election Commission (EC) to tackle the resulting larger pool of unregistered eligible voters that the new initia...
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New Suhakam members - Harapan broke promise again, rues Bersih
Electoral reform group Bersih has expressed disappointment over the appointments of eight new Suhakam members without prior vetting by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for Major Public Appoint...
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Bersih: PM following letter of law but ignoring its spirit
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 has expressed disappointment that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd has appointed eight commissioners to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) without allowin...
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Appointment of Suhakam commissioners against spirit of PH manifesto, says Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today criticised the recent appointment of eight new commissioners to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) which it said had been done without...
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Disappointment over PM’s Question Time, and 9 other things that happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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MPs did not ask for PM’s Question Time in writing, says Liew
PETALING JAYA: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong, criticised by Bersih 2.0 today for saying there was no need for a Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT) in Parliament, explained that there has b...
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Yoursay: Should what is happening in Hong Kong stay in Hong Kong?
YOURSAY | 'Human rights are a concern of all of us.' M'sians dressed in black gather in solidarity with HK protesters Rick Teo: Why are these 50 or so Malaysians showing solidarity for a cause they do...
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Condemning police brutality in Hong Kong protests
LETTER | The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) strongly condemn police brutality during the peaceful protest against the extradition law amendments...
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Sex video targets minister, and 9 things that happened yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Bersih 2.0 welcomes new MACC boss but 'troubled' by appointment process
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) “welcomes” the choice of Latheefa Koya as the new chief commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) a...
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Latheefa's appointment: Criticism has 'strong merit'
While there are “strong merits” to the criticism against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief commissioner, critics should realise that the premier...
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Bersih warns of absolute power's perils, and 6 things that happened yesterday
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The need to reform the public appointments process
LETTER | The appointment of lawyer and former PKR member Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief commissioner has garnered some mixed reactions.
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Give Latheefa a chance to prove herself as MACC chief, Sarawak minister tells critics
KUCHING, June 5 — Sarawak Tourism Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah today urged critics of the newly appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya to ...
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Malaysians have mixed reaction to Latheefa heading MACC
PETALING JAYA: The news that Latheefa Koya is the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner has ignited many Malaysians on social media.
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Manner of appointment quizzed
PETALING JAYA: Latheefa Koya, known as an outspoken lawyer of PKR and human rights activist, is now the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
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PBB rep says Latheefa not the right candidate to head MACC
KUCHING, June 4 — A Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu’s (PBB) state assemblyman today insisted that human rights lawyer Latheefa Koya should not head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),...
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Malaysians have mixed reactions to Latheefa heading MACC
PETALING JAYA: The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner has got tongues wagging on social media.
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Questions raised over Latheefa’s appointment as new MACC chief
PETALING JAYA: An MP has questioned whether Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the new head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had gone through the Parliamentary Select Committee on appo...
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Uphold the rule of law on Lynas issue
LETTER | Back in 2011 and 2012, when the green movement in the country peaked, strong line-ups of PKR, DAP and PAS leaders took part in the numerous protests held to oppose the setting up of the Lynas...
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Bersih calls for RCI following aborted tribunal against EC members
Electoral watchdog Bersih is now calling for the government to set up a RoyalCommission of Inquiry to investigate alleged misconduct by former ElectionCommission commissioners.This came after a tribun...
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'Probe Najib for activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy'
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has urged the police to investigate former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak for "activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy" over his actions at the end of July 2015.
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Premature end to EC tribunal and 9 things that happened yesterday
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What M'sia can learn from the Indonesian riots
LETTER | We pray for the end of violence happening in Indonesia.
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Najib set to debate Kit Siang, and 9 other things that happened yesterday
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Cops still probing reports lodged by EC for six by-elections
A number of police reports lodged by the Election Commission over alleged offences in six by-elections are still being investigated.
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Bersih records lower election offences in Sandakan polls
Electoral reform group Bersih has found a reduction of election offences in the Sandakan by-election.
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Ambiga calls for a moratorium on Taman Rimba Kiara project amid MACC probe
Lawyer and former Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan called for a moratorium on a housing project at Taman Rimba Kiara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur pending investigation carried out by t...
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Yeoh shows proof of meeting with Khalid over Taman Rimba Kiara issue
PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has claimed to have met Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad several times to resolve the Taman Rimba Kiara issue.
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Let’s talk directly, Khalid tells critics
PUTRAJAYA: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad has asked his critics to meet him directly to discuss the contentious Taman Rimba Kiara condominium project.
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Yeoh: No, Taman Rimba project is a ‘trafficked baby’
PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has hit out at her fellow Pakatan Rakyat minister, Khalid Abdul Samad, over his stand on the Taman Rimba Kiara project.
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Conflict of interest remains in Taman Rimba Kiara project
Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh and the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism pointed out a conflict of interest in the Taman Rimba Kiara development project as it is under the purview of Yayasan Wilayah P...
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Anwar hits back at Clooney on LGBT, and 7 things that happened yesterday
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Heed ban on taking part in election campaign during working hours, Bersih tells ministers
PETALING JAYA: The decision to ban ministers from taking part in election campaigns during their working hours should stay, never mind that the prime minister has called for a relaxation, according to...
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Ministers should take leave if they want to campaign, Bersih says
PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today urged the Election Commission (EC) to maintain its rule barring ministers from campaigning for elections during working hours, saying they should app...
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Bersih tells ministers to take annual leave if they want to campaign
Bersih has proposed that ministers and public officials who are party leaders take annual leave if they want to campaign in an election during working hours.
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Lead the way in restoring local councils, Bersih tells Sabah
PETALING JAYA: Bersih has urged the Sabah government to take the lead in the deepening of democracy by reinstituting elections for village authorities and local councils.
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Police: No concrete proof of vote-buying in Sandakan
KOTA KINABALU: Save for a dark and blurry video purportedly showing the act of vote-
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Police: No evidence of vote-buying in Sandakan by-election except dark, blurry video
KOTA KINABALU: The police do not have any evidence that vote-buying occurred in the recent Sandakan by-election save for a dark and blurry video purportedly showing the act in progress, says Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah.
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It is ok, there is no need to be too democratic
Let’s try not to be ultra-heroic.
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Probe vigorously claims of vote buying in Sandakan by-election, PBS urges cops
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), which yesterday lost the Sandakan by-election, has urged police not to leave “any stone unturned” in their probe of alleged vote-buying in the by-election...
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Time to stop debating ethics with the opposition
LETTER | Let’s try not to be ultra-heroic.
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Sandakan polls: Bersih 2.0 chides Warisan and Shafie for misusing govt machinery
SANDAKAN: Bersih 2.0 has taken Parti Warisan Sabah to task, for allegedly misusing government resources and machinery to campaign in the Sandakan by-election.
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PH performance commendable for now, long road ahead: Bersih
PETALING JAYA: While many objectives have yet to be achieved, Pakatan Harapan (PH) has done a commendable job in its first year in government.
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Nga says duty-bound to speak up after Bersih rebuke
PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming  says he is duty-bound in his capacity as DAP secretary-general and Teluk Intan MP to speak up against injustice, corruption and extremism outs...
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Govt has made commendable progress, but unfulfilled promises remain, says Bersih
PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has made commendable progress in implementing institutional reforms during its first year in office, but there remain many unfulfilled promises, says Bersih 2.0.
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Bersih: Harapan's institutional reforms progress at 36.4pct
Electoral reform group has given the Pakatan Harapan government a progress score of 36.4 percent after its first year in power.
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A year after Malaysia changed government: A messy democracy but necessary — Khoo Ying Hooi
MAY 8 — Just a year ago, Malaysia faced challenges ranging from the absence of state legitimacy, fragile institutions to corruption scandals that put the country in the international limelight for m...
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Bung still a favourite with Sandakan folk despite graft charges
KOTA KINABALU: Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin may be facing three charges of corruption but the Sabah Umno chief was nonetheless well received when he turned up to campaign for Parti Bersatu Sabah ...
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DAP, PBS snub Bersih forum for Sandakan by-election candidates
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih 2.0 is disappointed that DAP and PBS have decided to skip a forum it is organising for the Sandakan by-election candidates tomorrow.
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Johor rail conundrum and 9 things that happened yesterday
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Have you listened to Guan Eng's original speech, Sabah DAP asks Bersih
SANDAKAN POLLS | Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin is disappointed at Bersih for claiming that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's speech in Sandakan is no different from Najib Abdul Razak's speeches in ...
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Guan Eng comes under fire for 'doing a Najib' on Sandakan voters
SANDAKAN POLLS | Election watchdog Bersih has slammed Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for promising to solve parking woes in Sandakan only if Pakatan Harapan candidate Vivian Wong won the upcoming by-e...
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Guan Eng may have done a Najib in Sandakan speech, says Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 has taken Lim Guan Eng to task for suggesting that he would approve a parking project in Sandakan if DAP’s Vivian Wong wins the upcoming by-election there.
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Ambiga gives PH six on her 1-to-10 scale
KUALA LUMPUR: A frequent critic of Pakatan Harapan (PH) acknowledges that the coalition has, in its first year of power, made laudable moves in the interest of democracy but complains that the pace ha...
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