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KUCHING, June 24 — State Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian today denied claims by his federal counterpart, Zuraida Kamaruddin, that the state government has yet to hand ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council’s (Maik) plan to convert Orang Asli to Islam is against the Federal Constitution, Pusat KOMAS claimed.
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I am not sure if vernacular schools are protected by the Federal Constitution.
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PETALING JAYA: The sex video controversy will serve as a litmus test for Pakatan Harapan as leaders in other countries had voluntarily resigned when implicated in scandals, says veteran newsman A. Kadir Jasin.
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PETALING JAYA: The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) has welcomed a statement by the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) that everyone has the right to their beliefs and this mu...
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LETTER | The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) concurs with the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) that everyone has the right to their beliefs and this must be respected.
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DAP lawmaker Terence Naidu lodged a police report today against PAS Muslimat vice-chief Salamiah Md Nor, who had called for an end to vernacular schools.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — A human rights group today questioned a public university’s involvement in the Kelantan government’s proselytisation mission to convert the Orang Asli to Islam.
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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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LETTER | I am not sure vernacular schools are protected by the Federal Constitution.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PETALING JAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has made it clear that Malaysian citizenship is not only for a particular race.
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A DAP leader has called on Umno and MCA to state their stand on a call by the PAS women's wing to end the vernacular schools system.
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The National Registration Department (NRD) said the letters of application for citizenships (which went viral on social media) is a normal procedure for the NRD and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) said the letters of application for citizenship (which went viral on social media) is a normal procedure in the NRD and the Ministry of Home Affai...
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MP SPEAKS | People of indigenous origin and the Orang Asli must be allowed to practise and profess their faith freely and any attempt to convert them will be a stumbling block in forming a cohesive Ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 ― The National Registration Department (NRD) clarified today that Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has not issued any letter of approval or support to anyone applying for...
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Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming has instructed the party's youth wing to lodge police reports against PAS women's wing vice-chief Salamiah Md Nor for calling an end to vernacular schools in the country.
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KUANTAN: A PAS delegate today labelled DAP as a reincarnation of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s People’s Action Party and warned of the possibility of Malaysia becoming a second Singapore.
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PETALING JAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) and the Home Ministry accepts applications for citizenship from all races in Malaysia.
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KUANTAN, June 22 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) is only performing its job as a government agency in proselytising the religion to the Orang Asli within the state,...
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KUCHING: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has warned Sarawakians the state might end up bankrupt in three years time under the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) administration.
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KUANTAN: PAS is not demanding to be the leader should a political partnership be formed with Umno, says party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
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KUCHING: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng claims that Sarawak will go bankrupt in three years' time if it continues to be ruled by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) head today warned religious preachers not to take advantage of vulnerable Orang Asli communities and trick them into religious c...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah says the country’s religious institutions are constantly pressured by external organisations to accept their brand of human rights despite not being in line with Islamic laws or the Federal Consti­tution.
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His Majesty (second right) being greeted by participants of the event.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today pointed out that the country’s religious institutions are constantly being subjected to pre...
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TODAY’S column is not about law or politics.
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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) quest for independence for Sarawak from Putrajaya is not seditious, its president Voon Lee Shan said.
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Fatimah seen with the seven children who received their letters of confirmation as Malaysian citizens during the event at Wisma Wanita.
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KUCHING: Adherence to adoption procedures, including proper registration of birth certificates, can help reduce the problem of stateless children, says a Sarawak minister.
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JUNE 18 — The recent sex scandal to hit Malaysian politics shows us everything that the youth do not like about politics in Malaysia.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government is studying the possibility of making intrusion of privacy a criminal offence, alongside the proposed anti-stalking law, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Da...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 18 — The government is studying the possibility of making intrusion of privacy a criminal offence, alongside the proposed anti-stalking law, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s ...
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Datuk Liew Vui Keong – Bernama file photo PUTRAJAYA: The government is studying the possibility of making intrusion of privacy a criminal offence, alongside the proposed anti-stalking law, said Min...
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THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
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The Kuala Lumpur High Court today heard that senior counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's (above) claim that the prosecution's "forum shopping" was mala fide (bad faith) was a mere red herring, Senior fe...
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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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PETALING JAYA: A nine-member Federal Court bench will decide whether the National Security Council (NSC) Act is unconstitutional, a lawyer appearing for PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said.
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Many Malaysians, me included, expected a more consultative and cooperative form of government as Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) dislodged Barisan Nasional (Barisan) – one that would give equal importance...
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PSM has lauded Education Minister Maszlee Malik for saying his ministry will do whatever it takes to resolve issues facing contract workers under its employment.
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PUTRAJAYA - The Prime Minister will continue to decide on government appointments as long as the Parliament has not been empowered to do so, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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A Singaporean has sued Malaysia’s Immigration Department, seeking RM2.67 million in compensation over what he claimed as unlawful arrest and inhuman treatment in his 37-day detention in October 2018...
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PETALING JAYA: While Latheefa Koya’s appointment as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief is already a “done deal”, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Major Public Appointments (PSC) can still call her to appear before it, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister will continue to decide on government appointments as long as Parliament has not been empowered to do so, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR: As of last May, as many as 16 pieces of land owned by the Ministry of Defence have been trespassed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): As of last May, as many as 16 pieces of land owned by the Ministry of Defence have been trespassed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — As of last May, as many as 16 pieces of land owned by the Ministry of Defence have been trespassed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): As of last May, as many as 16 plots of land owned by the Defence Ministry have been trespassed.
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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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PETALING JAYA: While the appointment of Latheefa Koya as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief is a "done deal", the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Major Public Appointments can still call her to appear before it, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.
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Until the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) is legally functioning, government appointments will ultimately be decided by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday, as changes to ...
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PUTRAJAYA (June 11): The government will stick to the "old idea" of referring to the Prime Minister's recommendation to appoint chiefs of key national bodies until Parliamentary Select Committees are ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again defended his recent unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), saying it was because the Parliamentary Se...
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PUTRAJAYA: Until the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) is legally functioning, government appointments will ultimately be decided by the Prime Minister, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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COMMENT | Amid the swirling controversy following the shocking move of Latheefa Koya being made the MACC chief commissioner, one issue seems to have been met with consensus – the prime minister has ...
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LETTER | As the appointment of Latheefa Koya to helm MACC gathers more controversies, I am seeing more and more spurious arguments being put forward.
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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: Latheefa Koya’s appointment as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is constitutionally right but politically wrong, says DAP’s Lim K...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 10 — DAP leader Lim Kit Siang today blamed the lack of constitutional amendments to require parliamentary approval for the appointment of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (...
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JOHOR BARU: State PKR chief Hassan Abdul Karim has come to Latheefa Koya's defence, saying that any campaign or petition to force her resignation should be stopped.
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COMMENT | I refer to the proposals for and against the establishment of the royal commission of inquiry on the alleged judicial impropriety in the affidavit by a sitting Court of Appeal judge.
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COMMENT | Article 8 (1) of our Federal Constitution states that all Malaysians are equal under the law and enjoy the equal protection of the law.
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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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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee warned the federal government that they may have been wrongly advised in planning to strike out his suit objecting to the setting up of a royal...
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PETALING JAYA: The Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Public Appointments wants to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss on recent appointments.
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UPDATED | Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin believes that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss any future appointments with his government before announcing them to the public.
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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 — It is said that the Prime Minister had not consulted the Cabinet on the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (see note 1...
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PETALING JAYA: Children should not be discouraged from expressing their views, even if those views are different from that of the government of the day, DAP National Legal Bureau chairman Ramkarpal Si...
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PETALING JAYA: An MP has welcomed the education ministry’s confirmation that no action will be taken against 11 primary school students for participating in a climate change protest, saying it is un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh today said he is glad the government will not act on the groundless exploitation claims over the participation of 11 students of SJK(T) Sg Ara...
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Children should also be accorded their right to freedom of expression through peaceful assembly under the Federal Constitution, said Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
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GEORGE TOWN, June 6 — The constitutional guarantee of free speech, assembly and association extends to all Malaysians, including minors, a lawyer contended after school children joined a protest aga...
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PETALING JAYA: It is ironic that lawyer Latheefa Koya, who once took the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to court, is now leading the anti-graft agency.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has suggested that a tribunal be formed to investigate claims of judicial misconduct instead of a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) as announced.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has shot down a suggestion to set up a tribunal instead of a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to look into a claim by a senior serving judge of abuse and...
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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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Rather than conduct a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram (above) believes the government ought to hold an internal inquiry to probe alleged wrongdoings by the ...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers say it is time for the government to remove ouster clauses in the various laws to reflect the courts’ supremacy in deciding cases involving public interest.
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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has suggested that newly minted Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat carry out an internal inquiry into the claim by a senior serving judge of abuse and interference in ...
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ADUN SPEAKS | In this article, I will explain why Anwar Ibrahim is, by any acceptable standard, already the prime minister of Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) called for the cancellation of a gender and sexuality conference in Kuala Lumpur organised by a Sri Lanka organisation.
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LETTER | Has the Pakatan Harapan coalition finally found an excuse to back out from one of its most important pre-election pledges – a thorough reform of our long-discredited judiciary?
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong today explained that the delay in setting up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on the judiciary was due to a legal challenge to stop the move.
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LETTER | In a rather unusual turn, a Penang Island City (MBPP) Councillor, Vino Dini Chandragason mooted a probe by the Education Department into the participation of a group of schoolchildren in a pe...
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PETALING JAYA: A sociologist has called for frank discussions on the issue of maintaining the race quota in the university matriculation programme as well as on other matters that may bear on key prov...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 ― The Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS) said today it believes that Malaysia's Opposition bloc ― largely made of Umno and former rivals PAS ― is game wh...
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PUTRAJAYA: Allegations that 100,000 permanent resident identity card holders (MyPR) from China were granted citizenship under the Pakatan Harapan administration are baseless and irresponsible, said th...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 30 ― Allegations that 100,000 Permanent Resident identity card holders (MyPR) from China were granted citizenship under the Pakatan Harapan administration are baseless and irresponsib...
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PUTRAJAYA: Allegations that 100,000 Permanent Resident identity card holders (MyPR) from China were granted citizenship under the Pakatan Harapan administration are baseless and irresponsible, said th...
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The Home Ministry has denied that 100,000 China nationals with Malaysian permanent residence have been granted citizenship.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali is free to leave the country, after the government withdrew the restriction place on him from leaving.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The Immigration Department has lifted a travel ban against former attorney general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, his lawyer said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Former Attorney General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali today withdrew his application to challenge the travel ban imposed by the Malaysian government and Immigration Department...
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LETTER | In law, Original Sabahans were the first people who settled down in the emptiness and vastness of the geographical north Borneo i.e. by right of first settlement and worked the land to establ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has withdrawn his legal challenge against the government’s travel ban following Putrajaya’s decision earlier this month to lift the prohibi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): The High Court here today set Aug 22 to hear the judicial review filed by seven individuals challenging the decision by the Ministry of Health to gazette all places in the count...