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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) has joined in the chorus for the Youth and Sports Ministry to retain the name "Hari Sukan Negara" for the national sports day.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) has expressed dissatisfaction at the decision by the Youth and sports Ministry to rename and rebrand the “2019 National Sports Day” ’ to Malaysia Spo...
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PETALING JAYA: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), the government body responsible for developing the national language, has criticised the youth and sports ministry’s decision to rename Hari Sukan Nega...
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The announcement by Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim that Hari Sukan Negara will be rebranded as Malaysia Sports Challenge (MySC) has met with the disapproval of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
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KUCHING, Aug 22 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today declined to commit himself to whether the state government is studying the possibility of taking over Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd fr...
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 22 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said today the state wants the formula for tourism sector returns to be reviewed after learning that the current calculations gav...
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The Federal Court’s decision concerning the unilateral conversion of minors is the “common sense” interpretation of the law, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today reiterated that international conventions protect a child’s right to preserve his or her own identity amid debate ...
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PETALING JAYA: Although the move to investigate those inciting racial and religious sensitivities is widely accepted, various groups have cautioned that such probes should be carried out fairly.
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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has urged Warisan and Gabungan Parti Sarawak to ban Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin from entering Sabah and Sarawak.
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KUCHING, Aug 21 — The Sarawak government should ban Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin from entering Sarawak, Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s recently elected president Voon Lee Shan said today.
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KOTA KINABALU: Several Sabah parties have taken Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin to task for his recent comment that Malaysia is “for the Malays”, saying the country belonged to all Malaysians...
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SEREMBAN: Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik must take responsibility if what he had said during a recent event in Kota Baru was seditious and could adversely affect race relations in multiracial Malaysia, says Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan
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IPOH (Aug 20): Young people should not view the voting age of 18 as just a right, but should instead interpret it as an opportunity that gives young people more power in moulding the country's leaders...
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee described the resolution of seven Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) issues as merely cosmetic and a disappointment to the people of the state.
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IPOH: State executive councillor Howard Lee Chuan How said he has received two death threats, one a few days ago and another today.
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LETTER | As I type this letter, I wonder if it will soon end up as a testimony of guilt in the form of a screenshot.
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Lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla has asked Malaysians to accept Dr Zakir Naik's apology and put an end to the controversy surrounding his remarks about Chinese and Indian Malaysians.
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IPOH: Perak state executive councillor Howard Lee Chuan How has stated that he has received death threats, one a few days ago and another one today.
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IPOH: DAP National Socialist Youth (DAPSY) chief Howard Lee Chuan How (pix), has stated he received a death threat a few days ago.
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Abang Johari fields questions from reporters.
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IPOH (Bernama): DAP National Socialist Youth (Dapsy) chief, Howard Lee Chuan How, says he received a death threat a few days ago.
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Perak ruler Sultan Nazrin Shah has called on Malaysians to reject racial and religious extremists.
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IPOH, Aug 20 — Young people should not view the voting age of 18 as just a right, but should instead interpret it as an opportunity that gives young people more power in moulding the country’s le...
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IPOH: The future of the country and its people should not be entrusted to groups with extreme racial and religious leanings, says Perak's Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.
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Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof urged all Malaysians to adhere to the Federal Constitution on Monday.
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PETALING JAYA: Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which clearly states the special position of the Malays and bumiputra in Sabah and Sarawak, has to be clearly defined due to the emotional attac...
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IPOH, Aug 19 — Perak state executive committee councillor Howard Lee today revealed that he has received a death threat via WhatsApp. He said he was called by the police today to give statement over...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): As of July 23, seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement while 14 issues still required further discussions and expected to be resolved be...
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Dr Mahathir speaks to reporters after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee Meeting at Perdana Putra in March.— Bernama file photo KUCHING: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPD...
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MELAKA - A social activist has condemned a video of a man allegedly threatening non-Malays while displaying sharp weapons.
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MELAKA: A social activist has condemned a video of a man allegedly threatening non-Malays while displaying sharp weapons.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last night said the people will reject the PH government naturally without the opposition taking their revenge.
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PETALING JAYA: An expert in constitutional law has questioned the value of amending the Federal Constitution to make the unilateral religious conversion of children illegal.
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Dr Mahathir (middle) fields questions from the media as (from right) Rafidah, Kamarudin, Loke and Fernandes look on.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 76 individuals were arrested this year for possessing fake identity cards (IC) or were in possession of ICs belonging to others, said National Registration Department (NRD) di...
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PETALING JAYA: Ministers who do not agree with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must resign immediately as it is "insubordination", says PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
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Fake identity cards. Bernama File Photo KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 76 individuals were arrested this year for possessing fake identity cards (IC) or were in possession of ICs belonging to others, said ...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad should remove members of his cabinet who are often opposed to his policies, according to PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.
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By ZAKIAH KOYA, JUSTIN ZACK, ANDY CHUA, MEI MEI CHU and TARRENCE TAN PETALING JAYA: The leaders of the ruling Pakatan Harapan’s four political parties have asked the people to reject polemics whic...
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PETALING JAYA: Leaders of Pakatan Harapan’s component parties issued a joint statement today calling for increased efforts to put an end to divisive rhetoric and promote national unity.
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PETALING JAYA: Stop the rhetoric that will break our unity, says the Pakatan Harapan leadership.
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Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has questioned the Education Ministry’s latest decision with regards to the introduction of Jawi khat to Standard Four students.
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LETTER | No one needs to reiterate the status of the Malay Language in Malaysia; it stands as our national as well as official language pursuant to Articles 152 and 161 of the Federal Constitution and...
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No one needs to reiterate the status of the Malay language in Malaysia.
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MP SPEAKS | There have been so many inflammatory issues dominating our political landscape at this moment.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have expressed concern that an amendment to the wording on the conversion of minors in the Selangor state enactment could cause it to override the landmark ruling of the Federal...
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DAP has backed Dong Zong amid the tussle over the introduction of khat in the primary school Year 4 syllabus, saying that it is not a racist organisation despite accusations on the contrary and calls ...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has come out in defence of Chinese education group Dong Zong, saying the party does not agree it is racist as claimed by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — DAP said today it believes that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no intention of ever banning Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, amid calls for such a move from c...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government should draw up the Anti-Racial Discrimination Act as an important step in efforts to strengthen unity in the country, according to Federal Territory PKR Youth chief Na’i...
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PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari must explain why he wants to promote a proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, PKR said yesterday.
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File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: The row over the introduction of khat or Jawi calligraphy in vernacular primary schools next year has sparked a contest of petitions that could divide Ma...
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Amid heated discussions on various issues that touched on ethnicities and race, a PKR Youth leader has renewed a call for the government to enact an anti-discrimination law.
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SHAH ALAM: The proposed amendments to the Syariah enactment on unilateral conversion will be scrutinised within the context of the Federal Constitution as well as the intention behind it (the amendment), said Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
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SHAH ALAM: A careful review is being made of the proposed amendments to the Islamic Religious Administration (State of Selangor) Enactment which was not debated by the State Legislative Assembly recen...
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SHAH ALAM: The proposed amendments to the Islamic Religious Administration Enactment (State of Selangor) which did not make it to the State Legislative Assembly recently will be carefully reviewed, sa...
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GEORGE TOWN: The new voting age of 18 as passed by Dewan Rakyat through an amendment in the Federal Constitution has got 14-year-olds thinking since they would potentially be first-time voters if the ...
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 12 — The new voting age of 18 as passed by Dewan Rakyat through an amendment in the Federal Constitution has got 14-year-olds thinking since they would potentially be first-time vot...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is studying the proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, Selangor Mentri Besar (MB) Amirudin Shari said toda...
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YOURSAY | ‘Haniff is putting the cart before the horse with his logic on debating the amendment.' S'gor unilateral conversion bill should have been debated - lawyer Gerard Lourdesamy: Mohamed Haniff...
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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari should explain to the public and Pakatan Harapan his push for the unilateral conversion of minors, said PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin wants Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari to explain why he recently attempted to push through an amendment to a state enactment to change the wor...
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LET me try to explain this as simply as possible so that ordinary citizens who are not lawyers can understand.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) has initiated a petition to oppose the teaching of khat in vernacular schools citing alleged Islamisation, despite...
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The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) will launch a petition to oppose the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools.
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PETALING JAYA: Selangor executive councillor V Ganabatirau said he stands by his principles on the issue of unilateral conversion of minors even if it means the end of his political career.
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KLANG: The proposed amendments to a Selangor Syariah enactment, which will enable unilateral conversion, may still be tabled at the next state legislative sitting if the need arises, says Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
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LETTER | The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) notes with concern an attempt to table a bill in the Selangor state legislative assembly to allow the unilateral conversion of children.
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PETALING JAYA: In the wake of the proposed amendment to allow unilateral conversion of minors in Selangor, human rights society Hakam today reminded those debating the issue that such laws have been a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — The Federal Constitution stipulates that any attempt by the state to introduce any laws which are inconsistent with the country’s most supreme law is void, the National Human...
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A lawyer's lament that a proposed unilateral conversion bill should have been debated in the Selangor state assembly is "misconceived", said DAP lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): A lawyer has mounted a legal challenge against the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and the government over the imposition on a levy for Malaysians wanting to travel overseas, whic...
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — DAP national legal bureau chairman Ramkarpal Singh said today it is unnecessary to debate the Bill on the unilateral conversion of minors to Islam in the Selangor State Asse...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor DAP will not support any bill in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly which proposes to permit unilateral religious conversions of minors by either one of their parents.
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Any imposition of a departure tax in addition to the existing service and airport taxes would be burdensome and harsh, R Kengadharan said.  KUCHING: A lawyer in Kuala Lumpur is challenging the const...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): A lawyer has mounted a legal challenge against the Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and the government over the imposition on a levy for Malaysians wanting to travel overseas, whic...
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IPOH, August 9 — A lawyer is suing the government over the recent departure levy imposed on Malaysians travelling overseas, claiming that this is unconstitutional in nature.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer has filed a suit to challenge the constitutionality of the departure levy imposed on overseas travellers, including those performing pilgrimages.
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SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari tonight said he still intends to table a bill to allow unilateral conversion of minors to Islam in the state if there is a need to do so.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP will maintain its position that the conversion of minors to Islam should only be allowed with the consent of both parents.
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Dong have once again trained their guns on the government’s decision to introduce a chapter on khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabus...
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 8 — A group of women NGOs today reminded Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari that the unanimous Federal Court decision on the unilateral conversion of minors to Islam supersede...
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MCA has questioned the Selangor state government over its controversial proposed amendment on unilateral conversion, saying that it would be a violation of the Federal Constitution and the Federal Cou...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Judge of Malaya, Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The outpouring of support for Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim continues with the state chapter of DAP rallying around its lawmaker under fire over a proposed Bill allowing for uni...
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PETALING JAYA: Two DAP leaders said today that the proposed amendment to allow unilateral conversion of minors to Islam in Selangor is unconstitutional.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Selangor DAP has pledged not to support any bills in the State Legislative Assembly which proposes to permit unilateral religious conversions of minors by either one of their par...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Moh...
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Selangor DAP will not support any bill which proposes to permit the unilateral conversion of minors, said its chairperson Gobind Singh Deo.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azaha...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Selangor’s non-Muslim executive councillors secured an audience with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today, Bernama reported.
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Selangor's four non-Muslim state executive councillors today had an audience with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at 11 am.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 ― DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng reiterated his party’s stand that the religious conversion of minors required both parents’ consent.
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Shafie (front) at the state assembly.
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YOURSAY | ‘It does appear that many DAP politicians lately have been transformed from lions into lambs.’ Guan Eng says Chinese daily raised fear over khat Wira: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, it's...
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KOTA KINABALU: Taking legal action against the Federal Government on the issue of the state’s revenue rights is not judicious, asserts Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU (Aug 7): Taking legal action against the Federal Government on the issue of the State's revenue rights is not judicious, asserts Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 7 — Taking legal action against the federal government on the issue of the state’s revenue rights is not judicious, asserts Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan today questioned the need for another round of studies to determine the actual figure for the 40% special grant payment of nett revenue derived ...