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KOTA KINABALU: A political analyst finds it saddening that an important institution like the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Sabah is embroiled in a boardroom tussle which saw the eventual rem...
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KOTA KINABALU: Police are puzzled about the motive behind the kidnapping of 10 fishermen from the sea gypsy community in Sabah waters yesterday.
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PETALING JAYA: PKR’s women’s wing today urged the party leadership and supporters to be fair to deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, who has been the target of several viral videos implicating him ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy today blamed “troublemakers” for a riot outside a factory in Perai yesterday that saw 200 people gather over an internal WhatsApp message ca...
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry’s efforts to step up enforcement of the six-month-old smoking ban in restaurants and public places appear to have hit a snag, after a public hotline set up to faci...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has received over 3,000 signatures protesting the air quality in Sungai Petani and the larger Kuala Muda district in Kedah which they attribut...
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PETALING JAYA: With the gay sex video controversy threatening to ignite PKR’s much talked-of infighting, sources say the cracks are now being replicated in PPBM, with factions torn between supporter...
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KUCHING: The National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) has highlighted the need to identify and groom future athletes to represent the country, acknowledging however difficulties such as limited re...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Cancer survivor Nur Aleena was 12 when she was diagnosed with the disease.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has urged the government to consider a planned exit from the private healthcare system, in which it owns stakes through government-linked companies.
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KOTA KINABALU: PBS Youth has lodged a police report against a Warisan youth leader, claiming his Facebook comments on the illegal immigrant issue in Sabah, and which targeted opposition cybertroopers,...
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PETALING JAYA: After several video clips stunned the nation with allegations of gay sex involving a federal minister, several clips including an audio clip have been uploaded on YouTube. Descriptions ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Police have confirmed that 10 gunmen were involved in the kidnapping of a group of fishermen from two fishing boats in waters off Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast early today.
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PETALING JAYA: The political secretary of Anwar Ibrahim has urged Mohamed Azmin Ali to resign from the government if several gay sex videos implicating the economic affairs minister are proven to be g...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the removal of state think tank Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Sabah CEO Johan Ariffin is now settled, following meetings with the latter...
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PETALING JAYA: The government says former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee does not have the legal standing to stop the government from setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate ...
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PETALING JAYA: The government has sought to allay fears that the rulers will be left in the dark on its proposal for a uniform code of shariah criminal laws for all states, saying they will be updated...
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KOTA KINABALU: Two political analysts here say the sex video controversy has made PKR appear to be the most problematic of the four components in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
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PETALING JAYA: Disabled activists expressed joy after a meeting today with Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Hannah Yeoh, the minister and deputy minister for women, family and community development.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: An American woman has filed a suit against a hotel in Kuala Lumpur for invasion of privacy and trespass.
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PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya (UM) said it is aware of an allegation by a foreign student that his research paper was “stolen” by one of his two PhD supervisors.
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PETALING JAYA: Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Sayuthi Bakar has ordered internal investigations into an assemblyman’s claim that enforcement officers from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) had asked f...
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Much has been said of the latest sex video scandal purportedly involving a high-profile individual.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An expert in criminology has urged parents to raise their awareness of cyberbullying, especially in recognising the signs that their children may be victims.
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KOTA KINABALU: An international Dayak congress has decided to compile and eventually document a common set of adat or customary laws to be followed by the community throughout Borneo.
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PETALING JAYA: With just two more weeks before a targeted fuel subsidy system is slated to begin, petrol dealers complain that they are in the dark and no one has briefed them on how the system will w...
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PETALING JAYA: Drivers of taxis and Grab cars have been reminded to quickly register and make contributions to a Socso scheme to protect the self-employed.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A 1.2ha illegal dumping site next to the high-density KinraraMas Apartments and townhouses in Puchong has triggered an “unusual” spike in respiratory ailments, diarrhoea and dry thro...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer says Dr Mahathir Mohamad did the right thing in dismissing at the outset the authenticity of the viral gay sex clips implicating one of his Cabinet members, adding this will no...
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has been left “paralysed” as the government has yet to appoint a new chairman and commissioners.
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KOTA KINABALU: The former CEO of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Sabah, Johan Ariffin Samad, said it should have waited for a decision by the chief minister before announcing his departure...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic has raised fears of a two-tier healthcare system emerging in Malaysia in which only the rich have access to good healthcare.
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PETALING JAYA: An animal rights group is offering a reward of a luxury hotel stay for anyone with information about those responsible for death by poisoning of three female elephants in Kluang, Johor.
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KENINGAU: Sabah PKR Youth denied the allegation made by its deputy youth chief Blission Zainuddin that he was part of the election machinery during the Sandakan by-election last month.
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PETALING JAYA: The Edge Media Group today clarified that it had bought The Malaysian Insider (TMI) in June 2014 without knowing that it was funded by fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as J...
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KENINGAU: The organising committee of the inaugural Dayak International Justice Congress held here today expressed regret that the event had been used by certain quarters to fan racial sentiments amon...
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PETALING JAYA: Environmentalists have welcomed the additional allocation of RM60 million to states to protect their marine and forestry resources.
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PETALING JAYA: Federal CID director Huzir Mohamed said Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Aziz will only be released on bail when the police complete their investigations over the sex videos showing two ...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will need bigger drones than the ones it will be receiving from the United States, according to defence analyst Thomas Daniel of the Institute of Strategic and International St...
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PETALING JAYA: Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Aziz, who admitted that he was one of two men filmed engaging in homosexual acts at a hotel, is likely to be released today from police custody, his lawy...
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PETALING JAYA: A political analyst said the last thing Dr Mahathir Mohamad will do now, with Mohamed Azmin Ali accused of being involved in a gay sex scandal, is to set a date for handing over the rei...
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PETALING JAYA: A Qatari studying in a public university in Malaysia has accused one of his two PhD supervisors of stealing his research paper.
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PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Aziz, who admitted that he was one of two men filmed engaging in homosexual acts at a hotel last month.
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PETALING JAYA: The human resources ministry today denied claims that the Cabinet is opposed to making the report by an independent committee on streamlining policies on foreign workers available to th...
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PETALING JAYA: The new policy for express bus companies serving the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban route to provide women-only buses on a daily basis has sparked questions over enforcement and monitoring, as w...
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PETALING JAYA: Life could become uncomfortable for conventional banks if Grab ventures into digital banking, according to economists Yeah Kim Leng of Sunway University and Carmelo Ferlito of the Insti...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has called for sentencing guidelines to ensure the proportionality of punishment to crimes, especially in the case of petty offences.
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GEORGE TOWN: The only Hindu temple on Penang Hill here is set to become a grand tourist attraction after undergoing major restoration work as part of its 12-year consecration ceremony culminating toda...
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PETALING JAYA: The Selangor Criminal Investigation Department (CID) says Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested last night, was detained under Section 186 of the Penal Code for...
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PETALING JAYA: Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam was arrested by police tonight just hours after giving his statement to police over the gay sex video scandal involving PKR Santubong Youth ...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has urged Putrajaya to rethink its affordable housing strategy, particularly in relation to the National Housing Policy (NHP) it launched recently.
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PUTRAJAYA: The defence ministry (Mindef) lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today over the purchase of six helicopters by the previous administration, said to be wort...
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I refer to the above article dated June 12, 2019 (“Lynas poses risk of another 80’s radioactive tragedy, says green group”).
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank says it will be impossible to separate the roles of doctors and pharmacists until consultation fees for general practitioners (GPs) are adjusted, as doctors call for the ha...
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KUCHING: A Sarawak assistant minister says the state government will investigate allegations that quarry operations here are a threat to the safety of residents.
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SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the videos showing two men engaging in homosexual acts were “cooked up” by those with a political agenda.
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SHAH ALAM: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has slammed the release of several video clips of two men engaged in homosexual acts.
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PETALING JAYA: More video clips and photographs have surfaced almost immediately after Mohamed Azmin Ali denied he is the person in video clips of two men engaging in homosexual acts.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer said police can start probing the confession by an aide to a deputy minister that he was the individual seen in a viral video clip showing two men performing homosexual acts, o...
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KOTA KINABALU: A shariah lawyer here has backed a call from PAS for Islamic authorities in Sabah to act against a man who admitted to having same-sex intercourse in a viral video but pointed out that ...
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PETALING JAYA: Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein is prepared to be called in by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) with regards to previous land swap deals.
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PETALING JAYA: A fellow former intern to a minister from the previous government is at a loss of words over the damning revelation by her former colleague, Muhammad Haziq Aziz, that he was engaged in ...
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KUCHING: Santubong PKR chief Ahmad Nazib Johari does not believe that a party member from his division who posted a video saying he had sex with a minister was in fact the person he claimed to be.
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GEROGE TOWN: A close friend of Low Taek Jho’s parents today suggested that prosecutors allow the runaway businessman to defend himself in absentia, following the latter’s concerns over the likelih...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank warns that it will be difficult to change the eating habits of Malaysians, as Putrajaya prepares to impose an excise tax of 40 sen per litre on sweetened beverages.
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PETALING JAYA: Two lawyers have offered differing views on the court’s decision to postpone the jail sentence of a man convicted of smashing a car windscreen who is now out on bail.
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KOTA KINABALU: A major tourism body has welcomed news that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) could be restructured but warns that the tourism industry still expects better protection.
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SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group here claims the air pollution levels in many parts of town as well as the larger Kuala Muda district have reached “very unhealthy” levels despite official num...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic has agreed that raising the salaries of lower-ranked police officers will help minimise corruption in the force, saying there is presently a wide discrepancy between their w...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of a repeat of the Bukit Merah tragedy if the government exempts Lynas Malaysia from laws to control radioactive waste.
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PETALING JAYA: An aide to Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin made a shocking confession early this morning, saying he was the individual seen in a viral video clip showing t...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come to the defence of Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the prime minister attracted criticism over his decision not to deport controversial Indian Muslim cleric Dr Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Vocal lawyer Siti Kasim, who was part of a group which sued the former government for allegedly harbouring Zakir Naik, has come out strongly against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision not...
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I was attracted to the opinion of Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador that raising the salaries of the lower ranks of the police force would minimise acts of corruption among them.
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PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob says his colleagues in Parliament will support any efforts to boost the status of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), in the wake of t...
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PETALING JAYA: The owner of an autism cafe has taken exception to an academic’s recent statement connecting online time to autism.
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PETALING JAYA: Several general practitioners are planning to go “on strike” tomorrow in protest against consultation fees which they say have been stagnant for 27 years.
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PETALING JAYA: Taxi-drivers are not signing up for a Socso scheme because they are unclear about the benefits of the scheme designed to provide social security for the self-employed, says the owner of...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer says the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on public appointments has no say in the selection of judges, following PSC chairman William Leong’s statement that the recent a...
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PETALING JAYA: Government officials are said to be working on a proposal for all government buildings to be certified fit for occupation, as is currently the practice with private buildings which must...
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KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah opposition leader has suggested that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya place undercover personnel at government departments to weed out corruption ...
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak says he is “looking forward” to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on “missing” goods and services tax (GST) refunds of RM19.4 billion.
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PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy has confirmed that 14 Orang Asli villagers from Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, have died from an illness believed to be pn...
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PETALING JAYA: A palace official has dismissed any notion that an audience granted today to an Umno delegation by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, was out of the ordinary.
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KOTA KINABALU: A former banker has come out in support of a Sabah state government decision that has stymied a proposed takeover of Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), which is Malaysia’s largest integra...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic warned of a possible erosion in the confidence of the people in Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Pakatan Harapan (PH) should it continue to not keep to the promises it...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s adviser on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) claims that the state could be losing up to RM5 billion a year due to a breach in the accord.
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PETALING JAYA: A transport expert has called for greater transparency over the upkeep of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) cameras, operated by the Road Transport Department (JPJ), after a ...
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KUCHING: From a house in Kuching here come the sweet notes of a song.
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PETALING JAYA: Close intelligence work between Singapore and Malaysia led to the arrest of Jeffrey Ong, a Singapore lawyer who allegedly went missing with more than S$33 million ( RM100 million) of hi...
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PETALING JAYA: The Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on public appointments will write a letter to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad seeking a meeting with him to discuss future senior public appoint...
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GEORGE TOWN: A psychiatrist today claimed there has been a rising number of medical workers in the northern region resorting to illicit drugs to cope with stress and long working hours of late.
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PETALING JAYA: Pig farmers have been advised not to feed their livestock any leftover food from outside sources to prevent the contagion of African swine fever (ASF), as Southeast Asian countries cull...
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KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says he will discuss the removal of Johan Ariffin Samad as CEO of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) with its chairman Simon Sipaun, days after FMT ...
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PETALING JAYA: Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh has urged the government not to renew the operating licence of Lynas Malaysia if an impasse is reached between Putrajaya and Canberra on the handling of the com...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian police helped to locate and arrest a fugitive lawyer who went missing with more than RM100 million (S$33 million) from a client’s escrow account, the Singapore Police Force ...
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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...