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YOURSAY | ‘Maszlee could have defused this by spelling out what he meant by ‘optional’.’ Khat lessons subject to PTA approval, to be referred as 'Jawi lessons' Gerard Lourdesamy: This is a fai...
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KUALA LUMPUR • A controversial preacher overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tensions in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik is trying to stir up racial sentiments in Malaysia, despite being forbidden to talk about politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Controversial preacher Zakir Naik overstepped boundaries when he touched on racial politics and stirred racial tension in Malaysia, Prime Minister Mahathir ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is clear that controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik is stirring racial politics and “racial feelings” in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Evergreen singer Francissca Peter, whose patriotic-themed song Setia was once popular during the 1980s, has urged fellow Malaysian artists to unite against controversial remar...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The rule of law will be imposed on controversial preacher Zakir Naik as he is alleged to have preached on racial politics and riled up racial tension, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today urged Malaysians not entertain purely racial or religious bigotry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today “it was quite clear” Dr Zakir Naik had attempted to incite racial hate by making racially-tinged remarks against Malaysians recently.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian singer-songwriter Francissca Peter has called on Malaysian artists to stand in solidarity in condemning racial attacks towards individuals who question the loyalty of the Chinese and Indians in this country.
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WITH Merdeka Day just two weeks away, the last thing our peaceful multiracial country wants to see is racial discord and tension.
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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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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, who recently stirred controversy by stating that Malaysia is for Malays, today called on all Malaysians to push for a Chinese educationist group to...
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LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini report Annuar Musa comes to the defence of Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Penang Mufti Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor has called on community leaders to control the speeches and actions of their members to promote greater harmony in the country.
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PAS and Umno are expected to hold a series of speeches nationwide which will build up to a mega rally in Kuala Lumpur to show their solidarity for the country.
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Protesters at a rally against Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi resorted to mocking her with vulgarities during a speech by Umno Youth chief Ashraf Wajdi Dusuki.
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A coalition of Pakatan Harapan Indian Youths and non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have formed a special task force to work on solutions and address the unfulfilled election manifesto for the Indi...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin (pic) has hit out at Muslim leaders who have “selectively” condemned Zakir Naik, but added that it was inappropriate for the controversial preacher ...
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SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said today that the Permanent Resident (PR) status of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik could be revoked if his actions are proven to cause harm to the country’s ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik spent around five hours today recording his statements with federal police after he was summoned to Bukit Aman over his statements du...
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The playing field in India’s rapidly expanding market for digital payments is poised to get more crowded as the country races to catch up with China in squeezing out the use of cash, according to the head of the South Asian nation’s payments network.
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SEPANG (Aug 16): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the Permanent Resident (PR) status of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik could be revoked if his actions are proven to cause harm to...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Several politicians from the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition are unfazed and stand ready to be investigated, following India-born fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik’s com...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Justice is for everyone, but when it comes to national identity, there must always be a dominant race, Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― The Home Ministry is reviewing the Malaysian permanent residency of India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik even as police investigate him for incitement.
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has criticised those he claims disregard the dominance of the Malays in Malaysia, saying the idea that all races are equal in moulding a nation’s ...
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YOURSAY | ‘There’s no point telling Mahathir, even if the one who said it is his own daughter...’ Marina takes aim at Zakir, netizens ask her to tell that to her dad Zong Dong: How dare social a...
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Modi waves at the crowd during the ceremony to celebrate the country’s 73rd Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi.
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Preacher Zakir Naik now claims that his remarks about Chinese Malaysians being guests were taken out of context.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities will summon Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on...
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PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz (above) said no non-Muslims would attempt to expel controversial preacher Zakir Naik from this country unless they were enemies of Islam.
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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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Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa (photo, above) claims that remarks from controversial preacher Zakir Naik about Chinese and Hindu Malaysians have been taken out of context.
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Social activist Marina Mahathir is the latest to join the chorus condemning preacher Zakir Naik for calling on Chinese Malaysians to leave the country.
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Zakir KOTA KINABALU: Many Sabahan netizens expressed their disappointment on Facebook yesterday over remarks made by controversial Muslim preacher, Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has joined three other ministers in calling for controversial preacher Zakir Naik (pic) to be deported.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Cabinet yesterday discussed the permanent residency of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, with three ministers demanding his expulsion for allegedly making racially sensit...
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KUCHING: A political secretary to the Chief Minister yesterday refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad’s statement that United Chinese School Committees’ Association’s (Dong Zong) is a r...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has urged Putrajaya to deport Dr Zakir Naik to Saudi Arabia, if it is worried that the Indian government may discriminate against the fugitive...
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PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today he agreed that Dr Zakir Naik should be deported while activist Marina Mahathir joined the chorus of voices slamming Na...
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Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said controversial preacher Zakir Naik's statement about Hindus and Chinese in the country was an attack on all Malaysians and has backed calls for h...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA Youth is demanding that Putrajaya take action against Dr Zakir Naik after the controversial preacher said Chinese and Indians in the country, whom he labelled as “old guests”, s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today joined the call to deport controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, following the latter’s reported inflammato...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's cabinet discussed the permanent residency of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, with three ministers demanding his expulsion for allegedly making racial...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Two DAP ministers today called for action to be taken against Dr Zakir Naik.
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Controversial preacher Zakir Naik has made some pointed remarks about Malaysian Chinese while rebuffing calls for him to leave the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, said a minister who believed Naik should return to Indi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday (Aug 14), said a minister who believed Naik should return to Indi...
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SEPANG (Aug 13): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said it is up to the police to decide whether the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, Dong Zong, should be banned or not.
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SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said it is up to the police to decide whether the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, Dong Zong, should be banned or not.
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COMMENT | I listened to Zakir Naik's recent speech in Kelantan and cringed.
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SEPANG, Aug 13 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad alleged today that Dr Zakir Naik runs the risk of being killed if the controversial televangelist is deported back home to India to face charges of money lau...
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UPDATED SEPANG: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today again launched a scathing attack on Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, but stopped short of saying whether the government would ban the organisation amid a...
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Meesho, an online marketplace for Indian entrepreneurs and consumers, has secured US$125 million in a funding round led by Naspers.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said he will raise Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s alleged incitement against Indians in Malaysia during the next Cabinet meeting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — A petition calling for the government to ban Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as a racist organisation has gathered close to 65,000 signatures with 50,000 of them signed w...
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LETTER | The fuss is not about learning Jawi writing.
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The fuss is not about learning Jawi writing.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has been challenged to name those whom he claimed are conspiring to sow mistrust between.
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PETALING JAYA: If an election were held now, the DAP would lose the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and up to 40% of votes nationwide over the khat (Jawi calligraphy) issue, says party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP will be defeated in the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and would lose 30-40% of the votes if an election is held now, said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today.
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Lim Kit Siang has said that DAP would need time to rebuild the trust of supporters and convince the latter they were not betrayed by the party over the recent khat (Jawi calligraphy) controversy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — DAP Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang said today he is standing by his statement on the introduction of khat in schools, calling all Malaysians instead to overcome their fear o...
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DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang defended his position on introducing Jawi khat (calligraphy art) lessons in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbook despite being heckled by unhappy voters over the ...
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP leader says learning Jawi is easier than Mandarin as it only has 37 alphabets and hopes that more people will learn it.
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MUMBAI, Aug 7 — India’s central bank today cut interest rates for the fourth time this year and slashed growth forecasts as New Delhi battles a sluggish economy and high unemployment.
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PETALING JAYA: Lifestyle fashion company Kitschen, under fire for a vacancy notice appearing to call for only Malay and Chinese applicants, today explained that the staff responsible for drafting the ...
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Lim Kit Siang is right of course.
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ADUN SPEAKS | De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa is right in saying that learning khat or Jawi calligraphy will connect the past with the present.
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PETALING JAYA: A lifestyle fashion company, Kitschen, has apologised to social media users after a discriminatory vacancy notice was posted at one of its branches.
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As the DAP central leadership try to placate grassroots leaders over the government's plan to introduce six pages of khat (calligraphy art) lessons in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia subject, Sabah DAP wan...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has raised concerns over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s (pix) plans to pursue a more needs-based affirmative action.
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The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has come out against the recent declaration by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim that the New Economic Policy (NEP) must be replaced by needs-based policies.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia is not keen for Dr Zakir Naik to be here, but is hard-pressed to deport him elsewhere as “many countries” will not accept the controversial Islamic preacher eith...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP’s P Ramasamy today asked why the Malaysian Indian Transformation Agency (Mitra) is distributing assistance for Indians in the B40 group through organisations, and not directly.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist who helped design the New Economic Policy (NEP) has urged the government to turn its plan for needs-based affirmative action into a formal policy.
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IPOH (July 30): Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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COMMENT | Over the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to teach a course on cross-cultural management with a professor from a university in Mexico.
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ADUN SPEAKS | Why are funds allocated for the Indian community, especially the Bottom 40 group, being channelled via their leaders?
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IPOH: Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pix).
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IPOH: The Perak state constitition does not provide for customary land (tanah adat) for any indigeneous or ethnic group, including the Orang Asli, according to the menteri besar, Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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COMMENT | I congratulate the SJKC Chung Hua Klang School Board for the completion of the impressive multipurpose school hall and building.
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LETTER | All it took was a mere chat with PAS boss Hadi Awang for MIC president S Vigneswaran, and he felt that there was no truth in the radical image attached to PAS by its critics.
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YOURSAY | ‘PKR president Anwar Ibrahim should seriously wake up the party's politicians to counter these lies.
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About 120 cattle farmers in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, were ordered to move their herds from grazing areas by a major plantation firm, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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IT’S a little more than a month away from our National Day celebrations, when the nation turns 62, but ironically, instead of proudly celebrating being Malaysian, some of us are continuing to preach...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP’s P Ramasamy wants Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy to explain what has happened to the RM100 million allocated in Budget 2019 to help the Indian ...
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In an attempt to reach out to more users in price-sensitive markets, Netflix has officially announced a new mobile-only plan for India.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A newborn in 2019 is expected to live an average of 74.5 years with girls expected to live longer than boys, according to the Statistics Department.
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JULY 21 — So a primary school teacher was introducing herself to a new Primary 3 (eight- to nine-year-olds) class.
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Contrary to the belief of some, the frequent use of racist slurs doesn’t make it right in any context, and it’s high time it is eradicated.  MOST of us have become desensitised to racist airhead...
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Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been...
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COMMENT | While it is good to see a bill for the establishment of the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) on the parliamentary agenda, it seems to miss the wood...
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The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy has finally announced the formation of an Indian-based party called the Malaysian Advancement Party (MAP) to advance the interest and...
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PUTRAJAYA: The PKR Youth wing has lodged reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over the reported mismanagement of funds channelled to the Socio-Economic Development for ...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 17 — The PKR Youth wing today lodged reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the reported mismanagement of funds channelled to the Socio-Econ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — DAP lawmaker Lim Kit Siang said he is glad to be able to witness the fulfilment of his 1971 suggestion that Malaysia lower its voting age.