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DAP Youth chief Howard Lee is calling off-duty Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's "bluff" on an alleged plot to amend the Federal Constitution so that DAP can have more seats.
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YOURSAY | 'Stop wasting time and let the new MACC chief accomplish her mission.' Parliamentary panel to grill Latheefa on three aspects Tembikai: Parliamentary Select Committee on Major Appointments ...
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PETALING JAYA: The federal government has been accused of slowing down its commitment towards better human rights by allowing the human rights commission, Suhakam, to go leaderless for two months.
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PETALING JAYA: Former Rantau returning officer Amino Agos Suyub has filed an appeal to reverse an order by the Court of Appeal that his contempt proceeding be heard before the same judge.
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PETALING JAYA: The suspension of the government’s Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) director-general Abibullah Samsudin has been extended by another month, its board of trustees said ...
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I HAVE written enthusiastically about Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Yusof, Election Commission Chairman Azhar Harun, Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Attorney General Tommy Thomas and ...
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MCA Youth has questioned if Parliament Select Committee on Major Public Appointments chairperson William Leong had made a U-turn with regard to his position on such appointments.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Member of Parliament for Jasin after the Election Court here today rejected a petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate for the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Jasin MP after the election court here on Wednesday (June 12) rejected a petition filed by Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan, the Pakatan Harapan candidate.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Member of Parliament for Jasin after the Election Court here today rejected a petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candid...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Court here today ruled that Umno’s Ahmad Hamzah should keep the Jasin parliamentary seat which he won in the last general election.
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PUTRAJAYA: The prime minister will continue to decide on major public appointments, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Jun 11), despite Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election promise that such appointme...
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KOTA KINABALU, June 11 — Sabah Opposition leaders have said they would be willing support any proposed law amendments that would make the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) more autonomous ...
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PETALING JAYA: Despite Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad declaring that his decision on the new Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief as final, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Major Public Appointments still wants to meet the Prime Minister over the matter.
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Parliament's Select Committee on Major Appointments only has an oversight role and does not need to be consulted by the prime minister.
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PETALING JAYA: The split within the PKR leadership has widened over Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, with a vice-president defending the decision...
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COMMENT | The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner has been described as “sudden,” “surprising” and even “mind-boggling” b...
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A simple place to begin would be instituting open competition for all public appointments and appointing ministerial selection committees to shortlist candidates and conduct interviews, says the writer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Politicians from both sides of the political divide, analysts and pundits have all weighed in on the prime minister’s unilateral appointment of human rights lawyer Latheefa ...
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PETALING JAYA: Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew has signed an online petition calling for the resignation of newly-minted Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.
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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has suggested amending the Federal Constitution if the legislature wants to curtail the prime minister’s power to make unilateral appointments of key law enforcement o...
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JUNE 6 — The appointment of lawyer and former PKR member Latheefa Koya as the new chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has garnered some mixed reactions.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s admission that he did not consult the Cabinet before appointing a new anti-corruption chief has raised eyebrows, with the civil society not...
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PETALING JAYA: The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) highlights a structural weakness in our governance that makes abuses of power inevitable, says Bersih 2.0.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — The Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) today called for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be recognised under the Federal Constitution after former PKR me...
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The position taken by three members of the five-person tribunal to not proceed with its hearing on the handling of the 14th general election by the Election Commission is most disappointing.
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NIGHTFALL in Jakarta is much earlier than in Kuala Lumpur.
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The 2019 Indonesian General Election which has so far been marred with challenges and tragedies, is yet to be concluded.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The tribunal looking into the allegation of misconduct committed by six former members of the Election Commission (EC) in the 14th General Election (GE14) today has ruled to not hear the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The special tribunal set up to investigate alleged election offences of six former Election Commission (EC) members will not go forth with their probe, after announcing a majo...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue business-friendly policies that put Hindus first ...
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The Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) said the suspension of its director-general Abibullah Samsudin was not related to the viral video in which its staff were warned against voting for...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The holy month of Ramadan was possibly one of the factors for the fewer electoral offences committed in Sandakan compared to earlier by-elections in the peninsula, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.
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Electoral reform group Bersih has found a reduction of election offences in the Sandakan by-election.
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PETALING JAYA: The Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has suspended its director-general, Datuk Abibullah Samsudin, amid investigations into alleged misconduct.
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The Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has suspended its director-general Abibullah Samsudin (above) pending an investigation into alleged wrongdoing.
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KOTA KINABALU: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 says it recorded 19 election offences during the recent by-election in Sandakan, most of which were committed by DAP/Pakatan Harapan (PH). Speaking to the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) has suspended its director-general Abibullah Samsudin, pending an investigation into a speech in which he warned staff...
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KUANTAN: Any action to be taken against Abibullah Samsudin, director-general of Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (Yapeim) will be decided by the foundation’s board, said Deputy Minister in...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed unhappiness at curbsimposed on the government by the Election Commission for by-electioncampaigns.In particular, Mahathir complained about the EC's res...
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The Election Commission (EC) is prepared to meet with Pakatan Harapan and others to obtain their views and feedback to improve the election process, said its chief Azhar Azizan Harun.
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PETALING JAYA: A top officer of the Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) who openly urged his staff not to vote for Pakatan Harapan (PH) in last year’s general election is still helming ...
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A video has surfaced allegedly showing a senior officer from Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) warning employees not to vote for Pakatan Harapan in the run-up to the 14th general electi...
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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan leaders including Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should respect the Election Commission’s independence in introducing electoral reforms, said EC commissioner Faisal S. Hazis.
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YOURSAY | ‘Hindraf 2.0 should focus not on race, but on equal opportunities.’ At rally, Hindraf 2.0 demands seven Indian-majority seats David Dass: Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf 2.0) de facto...
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BANGI: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a fair procedure should be followed in allowing Cabinet ministers and public officials who are party leaders to campaign duri...
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BANGI (May 15): Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said a fair procedure should be followed in allowing Cabinet Ministers and public officials who are party leaders to camp...
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Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had threatened legal action against contractors if they failed to complete a new army camp in Hutan Melintang at the latest by August 2017.
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BANGI, May 15 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim does not see a necessity for ministers and politicians with government posts to be the ones actively campaigning whenever polls a...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission (EC) should hold an inquiry on whether it had acted unlawfully in complying with the directive by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government to illegally tran...
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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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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): The government will discuss with the Election Commission (EC) on the restriction on Cabinet ministers to campaign during working hours, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government will discuss with the Election Commission (EC) on the restriction on Cabinet ministers to campaign during working hours, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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After chairing a meeting on anti-corruption action plans on Tuesday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters that the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission (EC) on ministers in...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will ask the Election Commission (EC) to reconsider its “unfair” directive barring ministers and politicians with government posts from election campa...
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MELAKA (Bernama): The Special Election Court here has set June 12 for the decision on the Jasin parliamentary election petition at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
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The Special Election Court here has set June 12 for the decision on the Jasin Parliamentary Election Petition at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
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PETALING JAYA: Indians should no longer rely on their ethnic MPs and ministers to advance their political and economic interests in new Malaysia, a former Hindraf leader said.
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KOTA KINABALU: Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) wants a thorough probe into allegations of vote-buying in the just-concluded Sandakan parliamentary by-election.
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SANDAKAN, Sabah: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has ended its recent losing streak with a comfortable victory in the Sandakan by-election.
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KOTA KINABALU: Opposition Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is urging a thorough probe into allegations of vote buying in the just concluded Sandakan parliamentary by-election.
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Let’s try not to be ultra-heroic.
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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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COMMENT | The watershed 14th general election (GE14) marked a historic step forward in the path of electoral reforms.
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Malaysia's ruling pact Pakatan Harapan (PH) yesterday won its first by-election this year in Sabah, breaking the coalition's streak of losing in the previous three by-elections.
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KOTA KINABALU: The DAP won the Sandakan by-election today with a bigger majority than in 2013 according to unofficial results.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 — Election Commission returning officer Hamsan Awang Supain has confirmed DAP’s Vivian Wong’s victory in the Sandakan by-election with 16,012 votes.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) today congratulated DAP’s Vivian Wong for winning the Sandakan by-election.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 — Jubilant and excited at her win, Vivian Wong Shir Yee said she never expected such a big win that would overtake her father’s unprecedented majority.
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SANDAKAN: Supporters of candidates in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election have been advised not to act in any way that could disrupt public order when the results are announced later tonight.
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SANDAKAN: DAP's Vivian Wong has emerged victorious in the Sandakan by-election, picking up a 11,521-majority win in taking the seat that her father held until his passing in March.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 — Supporters of candidates in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election have been advised not to act in any way that could disrupt public order when the results are announced later ton...
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SANDAKAN: All 19 polling centres for the Sandakan Parliamentary by-election were closed at 5pm after having been opened at 7.30am.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 — All 19 polling centres for the Sandakan Parliamentary by-election were closed at 5pm after having been opened at 7.30am.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Just over half of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 4pm today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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SANDAKAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election in Sabah state have recorded a 37 per cent voter turnout as of 1pm on Saturday (May 11).
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LETTER | Let’s try not to be ultra-heroic.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― Less than half of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 3pm today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 ― A minor commotion broke out outside the Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Papat I voting centre this morning when rival political camps made playful jibes against each other while clamou...
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SANDAKAN: Polling centres for the Sandakan by-election have recorded a 37% voter turnout as of 1pm on Saturday (May 11).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― An estimated 20 per cent of the 39,684 registered voters in Sandakan have cast their ballots by 10am today, the Election Commission (EC) announced.
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SANDAKAN: Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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SANDAKAN, May 11 ― Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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SANDAKAN (Bernama): Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am on Saturday (May 11).
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to steer the narrative towards the longer-term strategy to further strengthen the nation’s socio-economic development.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): The investigation on the land swap project under the Ministry of Defence (MOD) found elements of weaknesses and negligence in terms of governance other than the involvement of th...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The investigation on the land swap project under the Ministry of Defence (MOD) found elements of weaknesses and negligence in terms of governance other than the involvements of the admin...
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PETALING JAYA: PKR’s candidate for the Hutan Melintang state seat G Manivannan, who lost in the last general election, today cried foul after a government report revealed that the previous Barisan N...
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A YEAR ago, Malaysia ushered in the Pakatan Harapan government with much hope and expectations.
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Although civil society may be concerned about the slow pace of reform in Malaysia Baru, the Pakatan Harapan government has done more in one year than the Barisan Nasional ever did in checking gross ab...
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If there was a honeymoon feeling among Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders last May when the coalition pulled off the first change of government since Independence in 1957, they must have come down to earth ...