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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has not backtracked from its pre-election pledge of repealing six draconian laws, says the Home Ministry.
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong will be meeting Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to further discuss matters concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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THE Pakatan Harapan government could end up like Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5, Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back if it doesn’t handle reforms properly.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) hopes the Ombudsman Bill, to ensure more effective management of public complaints could be tabled in Parliament...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) hopes the Ombudsman Bill, to ensure more effective management of public complaints could be table...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) hopes the Ombudsman Bill, to ensure more effective management of public complaints could be tabled in...
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KUCHING (April 18): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government’s attempt to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution on April 9 showed its sincerity in wanting to restore the status and rights of Sa...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 18 — The Sabah State Legislative Assembly has unanimously supported a motion to endorse an amendment to the Federal Constitution that will restore Sabah’s and Sarawak’s stat...
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has applauded Chief Minister Shafie Apdal’s intention to present an urgent motion to restore the original wording of Article 1(2) in the Federal Constitution...
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PETALING JAYA: Plans to curb smoking with tougher tobacco regulations will not yield results unless there is political will from Putrajaya to enforce such laws, say MPs from the ruling Pakatan Harapan...
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THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned that, on April 9, the government tabled a Bill to further extend its expansive powers under the National Security Council Act 2016 (NSC Act).
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KOTA KINABALU: The state government has agreed to propose a motion for all assemblymen to support the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in a bid to get back Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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KUCHING: An NGO here said Sarawak and Sabah should to be referred to as “negara” instead of “negeri” in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution.
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KUCHING, April 15 — The Sarawak Association for People’s Aspirations (SAPA) group told the state Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government today to table a motion to define the “Borneo States” a...
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KUCHING: A state rights NGO will stage a rally at Padang Merdeka here on April 28 to demand the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak's constitutional status as "negara".
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed concern that the government tabled a Bill on April 9 to extend its powers under the National Security Council Act 2016.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Malaysian Bar has taken the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to task for its proposed amendments to the National Security Act 2016 (NSA) recently instead of abolishing it...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong has hit back at Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg for blaming his staff for the failure of the amendment Bill which sought...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Will racist tendencies be a thing of the past in the home rental market soon?
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HISTORY will judge the lawmakers – especially those from Sabah and Sarawak – on their wisdom to abstain from voting on a bill that arguably could make the two Borneo states equal with Peninsular M...
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TUESDAY was far from business as usual at the Dewan Rakyat.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — A new Bill to combat racial discrimination in housing is expected to undergo its first reading in Parliament by year end, Zuraida Kamaruddin said.
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KUCHING, April 13 — Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen today denied claims by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) that its lawmakers abstained from voting a constitutional amendment Bil...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Embracing new technology is meant to expand the economy, not hurt traditional businesses nor displace human workers with artificial intelligence, Finance Minister Lim Guan E...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 13): The phrase "in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963" proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restor...
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PUTRAJAYA: The phrase ‘in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963’, proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restore Saba...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 12): The phrase "in pursuant of Malaysia Agreement 1963" proposed by the Parti Gabungan Sarawak (GPS), need not be included in the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to restor...
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KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today blamed the defeat of the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Dewan Rakyat to “mishandling” by the staff of de facto law minis...
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KUCHING, April 12 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) parliamentary chief whip Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof today said that the failure of a constitutional amendment Bill to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s st...
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LETTER | I read with interest the Malaysiakini article Constitutional amendment bill: An accident waiting to happen.
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KUCHING, April 12 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today blamed a weakness in the “secretariat” which led to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) federal lawmakers abstaining from voti...
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KUCHING: It was a "mishandling" that led to the less than satisfactory wording of the constitutional amendment to restore Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 12 — The government will only consider re-tabling the Constitution (Amendment Bill) once it gains a two-thirds majority or obtains written commitments from Opposition MPs, Datuk Ser...
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PUTRAJAYA: Simpang Renggam MP Dr Maszlee Malik and three other Pakatan Harapan MPs were absent from the Dewan Rakyat during the vote to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution.
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APRIL 12 — I refer to the hard-hitting letter from Sarawak Institute of Public Affairs (Sipa) “A lost opportunity for Sarawak’s future — Sipa.” Sipa considered the Constitutional (Amendment)...
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SEREMBAN: A strong opposition is needed to ensure that it can play an effective check and balance, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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PETALING JAYA: The MCA has questioned the government’s refusal to have a legal clause that prevents unilateral conversions of minors.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): All disagreements between several Ministers and interested parties in working out the clauses of the Public Service Bill have been resolved and an agreement reached, said the ...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 11 — Lawmakers who abstained from voting on the Federal Constitution amendment Bill can expect to face a backlash as they appear to be hindering the desire of Sabah and Sarawak ...
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KUCHING, April 11 — Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo said today she did not believe Putrajaya intended to restore Sarawak and Sabah to be on par with Peninsular Malaysia.
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KUCHING: It is disappointing that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs chose to play politics over the interests of Sabah and Sarawak by abstaining from voting on the constitutional amendment to restore both states as equal partners in Malaysia, says a Sarawak DAP lawmaker.
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SEREMBAN: The country needs a strong opposition to ensure better check and balance in the governance of the country, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It was the arrogance and overconfidence of the Pakatan Harapan government that caused the failure to get two-thirds majority in Parliament for the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to make Sabah and Sarawak equal partners on Tuesday (April 9), says Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
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SEREMBAN: Pakatan Harapan has been faltering at every turn since taking over the government 11 months ago, says Rantau Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans and the people in Sarawakians have differing views on the failed attempt to pass the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution.
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KOTA KINABALU: The government has not dismissed the possibility that the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak will be retabled again.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) will become a mentor to the Brunei rescue team, which wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 10): The Sabah Government will continue its cooperation with Sarawak to restore the rights of the States as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia after the Federal Constitution ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah today said that his ministry will propose to exempt pilgrims and babies below 24 months old from the proposed departure levy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — The arrogance and overconfidence of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government ultimately caused the failure of the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to get two-thirds maj...
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must convince all stakeholders of its sincerity before it can garner sufficient support for its proposal to restore Sabah and Sarawak as equal partne...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry has clarified that the Departure Levy will only be imposed on those flying out of the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The departure levy that is set to be imposed on outbound air travellers can be extended to cover other outbound travellers as well without the need for Parliament’s approval...
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KUCHING, April 10 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) should not shift the blame on Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for its failure to secure the two-thirds majority in Parliament for the amendment Bill last night,...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) has shifted the blame to the government for the failed amendment to the Federal Constitution on Tuesday.
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PETALING JAYA: The proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was rejected as the matter was merely a cosmetic change and not carefully studied, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) will be a mentor to the Brunei rescue team that wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (Ins...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong today said Sarawak and Sabah may have to wait decades for another chance at restoring their status as equal partners in the Federation o...
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KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) does not oppose amending Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution but wants a complete package of amendments to restore Sarawak's rights, says Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian.
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Opposition chief Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told the press on Wednesday that 59 MPs chose not to vote on the Federal Constitution amendment because they felt the Bill was rushed and did not amount...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 10 — Expressing disappointment and frustration, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said Sabah missed the opportunity it had been waiting for so long when the Federal C...
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KUCHING, April 10 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government should recognise and take heed of the aspirations of the people of Sarawak and Sabah following the defeat of the amendment Bill in Parliament,...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — The government is in no rush to retable the Bill that would have paved the way for the restoration of Sabah and Sarawak’s original stature as federation partners after the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Putrajaya’s Bill to restore the stature of Sabah and Sarawak would not have been defeated if the government had taken its constitutional amendment proposal to a parliament...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah and Sarawak have lost a "golden opportunity" to regain their position as equal partners in Malaysia when a Constitutional amendment to Article 1(2) failed to be passed in Parliament, says the de facto law minister.
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SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has told his Barisan Nasional colleagues to stop referring him as the prime minister-in-waiting.
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COMMENTARY, April 10 — At the Tabuan Jaya commercial centre in Kuching recently, a sticker plastered on a four-wheel drive drove home for me how far we have come since Sarawak’s quest for equal st...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The Federal Government has failed to get the nod from the Dewan Rakyat for the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which sought to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as e...
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KUCHING, April 10 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs did not vote on a constitutional amendment Bill to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s status in the federation as it was not comprehensive enough, coa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new 6% tax set to be imposed from Jan 1, 2020 on foreign digital service providers will be borne by the consumers, according to tax experts.
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SEREMBAN, April 10 — Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs were the cause for the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 failing to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, said Pa...
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THE power to declare a security area will rest in the hands of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under proposed amendments to the National Security Council Act.
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IPOH: Kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi says she is let down by the government’s decision not to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) to deal with unilateral conversion of minors.
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PETALING JAYA: The upcoming digital service tax could present an advantage to local media players, said AmInvestment Bank Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Pakatan Harapan Government yesterday failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country'...
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SEREMBAN (April 9): UMNO and Barisan Nasional MPs were the cause for the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 failing to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat today, said Pakatan H...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said he will not give up and will continue to fight for the people, especially those in Sabah and Sarawak, fo...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Pakatan Harapan Government on Tuesday (April 9) failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Sabah MPs who voted in favour of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which aimed to make Sabah and Sarawak equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia, were disappointed with t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The Federal Government has failed to get the nod from the Dewan Rakyat for the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which sought to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as eq...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s attempt to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners to Peninsular Malaysia was stunted after the Bill to seek amendment to the constitution was reject...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The Government is not in a hurry to implement the departure levy as it needs a few more months to come out with the formula, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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FLASH: No two thirds majority in Dewan Rakyat for Bill to categorise Sabah and Sarawak as Borneo states
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The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is not a social contract but a United Nations-recognised international document for the formation of Malaysia and should not be viewed lightly, said Sabah Chief Mini...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said there is no need to refer the amendment to the Federal Constitution on the status of Sarawak and Sabah to the Conference of ...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 9 — The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is not a social contract but a United Nations-recognised international document for the formation of Malaysia and should not be viewed lig...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Parliament is amending the federal Constitution to fulfil the government's electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country's federation, Prime...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Security Council (NSC) Act was amended so that a prime minister will not be able to "break the law legally", says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The Bill to amend the National Security Council Act 2016 will provide some barriers to the power of the Prime Minister, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the Pakatan H...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 9): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated the Federal Government's commitment to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018, despite neighbouring country Singapore’s move to...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is not in a hurry to implement the departure levy as it needs a few more months to come out with the formula, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the amendment to the Federal Constitution on the status of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia was just the beginning of the move to restore the ...
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Representing a group of Pakatan Harapan backbenchers, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said that he is optimistic that lawmakers from different sides of the political divides will support the amendment...
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PETALING JAYA: NGO Lawyers for Liberty has slammed the government's move to table amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act in Parliament instead of repealing it as pledged in its GE14 manifesto.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has tabled the amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution for its second reading, which will ensure that Sabah and Sarawak will be equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister will no longer have the power to declare an area as a “security area” under the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 should a Bill to amend the legislation is ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act will remove the powers of the Prime Minister to declare a security area.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will stick by its decision to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act and will not follow its neighbour Singapore in bid to tackle "online falsehoods".
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawmakers from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) have been urged by Pakatan Harapan MPs to set aside their political differences to support the Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in a move to honour the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).