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PETALING JAYA, July 17 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) may claim credit for the ambitious move to lower voting age from 21 to 18 but the ultimate benefit may accrue to Islamist Opposition party PAS, accordin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — PAS has officially rejected Pakatan Harapan’s offer for it to become part of the ruling coalition.
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UMNO leaders Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Khairy Jamaluddin have dismissed claims that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appointment as Barisan Nasional adviser was due to his influence on young voters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the Barisan Nasional advisor will not affect the political cooperation between PAS and Umno, says Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
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CAN a leopard change its spots?
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IPOH, July 13 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he is confident that rivals-turned-ally PAS will not take a hasty decision following the invite by Parti Amanah Negara vice-president Datuk Husam Mu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Amanah vice-president Datuk Husam Musa called out to his former party PAS to rethink its political alliance with Umno and join the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) instead.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The people should not dismiss anyone who is offering to help Umno and Barisan Nasional, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
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PETALING JAYA: Amanah president Mohamad Sabu says Pakatan Harapan (PH) must increase its Malay support base in order to capture more seats in the next general election.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — The government must follow through with action on its promise for automatic voter registration and letting 18-year-old qualify as election candidates to win the Opposition blo...
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's key opposition parties Umno and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) yesterday declined Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's invitation to other Malay parties to join his Parti Pribum...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Islamist party PAS has declined Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's invitation to other Malay parties to join his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (P...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Malay parties to join PPBM makes sense, as the debate on “Malay unity” continues.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu has come to the defence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying that a call by the 93-year-old for all Malay parties to unite under Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia was a “logical” remark.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said party leaders could expect the opposition to abuse their control over the mainstream media to demonise the DAP.
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PETALING JAYA: Anwar Ibrahim has criticised PAS for opposing the move to compel elected politicians to declare their wealth after the Islamist party’s president said asset declaration was a communis...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition MPs will not support Pakatan Harapan’s Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 if they do not allow for automatic registration of voters, said Opposition chief Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “We support the move to lower the voting age to 18. However, the amendments should also include automatic registration of voters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition MPs will not support Pakatan Harapan’s Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower voting age to 18, if they do not allow for automatic registration of voters, says Opposition chief Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
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YOURSAY | ‘When will Malaysia accept playing the racial card will be a disaster?’ Are we talking about race and religion more under 'new' Malaysia?
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SEPANG: Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan today defended a “fatwa” (religious edict) issued by PAS calling for members to topple the Pakatan Harapan administration, saying the Islamist party did...
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Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul’s Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremoni...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today the government must handle its plan to decriminalise drug dependency “with care and tact”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — PAS Central Committee member Dr Halimah Ali Abdullah has defended a fellow member’s call for the abolition of Mandarin-medium schools in Malaysia and the insertion of Arabi...
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COMMENTARY, June 24 — PAS’ 65th annual general assembly or muktamar which ended yesterday endorsed the political cooperation between the party and Umno, creating a new political equation in the co...
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Turkey’s main opposition claimed a decisive victory yesterday in Istanbul’s re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising...
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KUANTAN, June 24 — Although it was election year, the PAS muktamar barely saw any competition as most of the party’s top posts were not contested.
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KUANTAN - The president of Malaysia's Islamist party on Sunday (June 23) downplayed concerns raised bysome party members about its closer political ties with former arch-enemy Umno, saying this was a ...
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KUANTAN: PAS and Umno are still in a political cooperation and not an official coalition, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
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KUANTAN: PAS Youth today pledged their support for the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUANTAN, June 23 — It is “wajib” or obligatory for PAS members to collaborate with others to take the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration down, the Islamist party’s new Ulama wing chief Nik Mu...
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KUANTAN, June 23 — Newly-minted PAS Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin urged the Islamist party’s leadership at all levels today to forgive its political opponents and forget all past vendettas.
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PAS Dewan Ulama chief Nik Zawawi Salleh says the Islamist party can be seenas the most tolerant political party in the country.He also said the criticism leveledagainst PAS is evidence that the party...
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KUANTAN: PAS has been urged to accept one of its affiliates as a full member.
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Sri Lanka on Saturday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers into third month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people.
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KUANTAN: PAS Youth today demanded an apology from the Pakatan Harapan leadership and those who previously accused the Islamist party of taking 1MDB funds.
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KUANTAN, June 22 — Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar today admitted to dissenting voices within PAS who are opposed forging a political partnership with Umno, especially those from Terengganu and the northern s...
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KUANTAN, June 22 ― A PAS delegate today reiterated calls for the abolition of Mandarin-medium schools in Malaysia, but this time proposing Arabic as the language of instruction.
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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, June 22 — Keen to gain experience, the Youth wing of Islamist party PAS has formed a new committee that will meet daily to discuss its outreach programmes, in a move to better address publi...
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KUANTAN, June 22 — Khairil Nizam Khirudin today crowed that PAS has been vindicated of taking money from Umno that is alleged to belong to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), based on its absence f...
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KUANTAN: PAS Youth is demanding an apology from those who had accused the Islamist party of accepting 1MDB money in the past.
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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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Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior...
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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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KUANTAN, June 21 — Some PAS members are still afraid of Umno, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today even as the Islamist party’s top leaders are pushing a political alliance under the name of “...
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Umno will let the court decide on the civil forfeiture suit filed by MACC against accounts that belong to several party divisions, said acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan.
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KUANTAN, June 21 — PAS today proved the truth in the age-old adage of there being no permanent enemies in politics when its top brass gave a warm welcome to its former nemeses from Umno and MICl at ...
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KUANTAN, June 21 — It may be an election year for PAS, but if you were here at its annual congress, many things would suggest that party polls are not the top priority for the Islamist party.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of which party leading the Opposition coalition does not arise because Umno and PAS had established a main and technical committee to formalise their political cooperation, says Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.
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KUANTAN, June 20 — PAS Ulama today voted to support the Islamist party cooperating with once-traditional rival Umno for the next general election to capture the Malay-Muslim vote.
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KUALA LUMPUR, JUNE 20 — Newly-minted PAS Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin today admitted that there were some within the Islamist party who are still uncomfortable with working alongside former ne...
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KUANTAN, June 20 — Kedah PAS Youth today backed its party central leadership’s endeavour for cooperation with age-old nemesis Umno as long as it is for Islam.
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Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey’s election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Par...
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KUANTAN, June 19 — In recognition of their contribution to their respective fields, PAS Youth has named Christian activist Jason Leong and independent preacher Firdaus Wong Wai Hung as exemplary ico...
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KUANTAN, June 19 — PAS said today it will continue to cooperate with Opposition parties dominated by non-Muslims including MIC and MCA, amid rumours that the latter party was split on whether to sen...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — PAS and Umno have agreed to join forces to fight the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in any election, the Islamist party’s deputy president said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may just dissolve Parliament early if he is unable to continue as prime minister, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man predicted as the ru...
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IPOH, June 17 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had insulted young voters who helped elect Pakatan Harapan (PH) into power last year, Amanah’s Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim alleged today.
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HANOI: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have agreed to hold a joint land patrol exercise next month to tackle security challenges in the waters between Borneo island and the southern Philippine...
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Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government offici...
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For some in the Malay heartland, this holiday season is a good time to reflect on the political positions of the community.  WHEN Professor Shamsul Amri Baharuddin balik kampung to Jempol in Negri S...
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A PAS leader has accused certain media organisations of attempting to create a split ahead of the Islamist party's annual general meet or muktamar end of this month.
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Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has today retracted his agreement to debate scandal-plagued Datuk Seri Najib Razak, citing fears that the event may be turned into an ethnic conflict.
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PETALING JAYA: The volunteer corps group of PAS has confirmed that one of its leaders had been arrested by police investigating the recent torching of Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin’s car.
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PAS Youth vice-chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (above) has taken offence at Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin's Facebook page for linking two arson suspects to the Islamist party.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — A member of the PAS’ Unit Amal volunteer corps was arrested and remanded to assist investigations into the torching of Perlis mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin’s officia...
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PETALING JAYA: An aide of Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin today took PAS to task after the circulation of several pictures linking two members of the Islamist party’s volunteer group to the recent torching ...
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Prayers and tears at a memorial service in Colombo on Tuesday - one month after bombings in Sri Lanka by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/wo...
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PETALING JAYA: PAS today labelled Anwar Ibrahim an “actor” after the PKR president said he wanted to be known as a leader who upholds Islam when he takes office as the eighth prime minister.
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Sri Lanka said on Wednesday all those responsible for anti-Muslim rioting this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants had been arrested.Minister of plantation industri...
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a Islamic State (IS) terror cell wanted by the authorities for planning a jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan have been circul...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ― PAS has no problem in it federal lawmakers declaring their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) even if the move is not compulsory.
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a terror cell “Islamic State” wanted by the authorities in the country for planning jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan ha...
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BANGI, May 15 — Malaysians have a right to know about the alleged “dedak cartel” within PAS now that it has been exposed, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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BANGI: PAS must come out and explain allegations of a "dedak cartel" (money politics) in the Islamist party, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Zaharudin Muhammad, whose claim of a “dedak cartel” within PAS triggered a gag order yesterday, has pledged to continue speaking out if the Islamist party sweeps the issue...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The son-in-law of Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) president Abdul Hadi Awang has claimed that five party leaders received "bribes" and other financial benefits, including an Audi vehicle...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The son in law of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang claimed that five party leaders had received "bribes" and other financial benefits from former rival Umno in the past, including an Audi...
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PETALING JAYA: PAS has issued a gag order barring its members from raising issues related to the party in the media, including social media, following the expose of a “dedak cartel” which allegedl...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 ― PAS issued today a gag order on its members, forbidding them from speaking about internal matters with the media, or on social media.
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PETALING JAYA: PAS has imposed a gag order on its members to stop discussing or debating issues related to party matters across all media platform.
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Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since E...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang today denied giving his blessing to his son-in-law to expose the existence of a “dedak cartel” who had allegedly taken money from Umno.
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AMPANG, May 13 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today denied giving his blessings to his son-in-law and party member Zaharudin Muhammad in revealing the so-called dedak (bribery) cartel w...
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AMPANG, May 13 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today said that the Islamist party has recruited 20,011 new members into its fold since February.
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Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst un...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The youth wing of Kelantan Parti Amanah Negara has urged its state government to issue summons against cosmetics queen Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman, simply for attending the Mood Re...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's son-in-law today explained that his public disclosure of an alleged “cartel dedak” or group within the Islamist party that purp...
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PETALING JAYA: Zaharudin Muhammad, the son-in-law of Abdul Hadi Awang, revealed that the PAS president had given him the go-ahead to expose the existence of a group called the “dedak cartel”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — DAP’s landslide win in Sandakan is a clear indication that voters reject racial and religious politics championed by the two biggest Malay-Muslim opposition parties, Umno an...
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KUALA LUMPUR • MyHSR Corp will call a tender for the appointment of a commercial advisory consultant for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project review exercise today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra), founded by Perkasa leader Datuk Ibrahim Ali, today welcomed non-Bumiputera Muslims to join the party.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahahir Mohamad has unfurled a stinging attack aimed at the current claims by parties such as Umno and PAS that they are required to defend Islam.
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THROUGHOUT its first year in power in Terengganu, PAS' strategy has been to work with its new friend Umno while maintaining a relationship with Pakatan Harapan in Putrajaya.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 8 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) still must tread lightly when it comes to ethnic and religious issues despite already being in power for a year, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted.
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The Prime Minister’s Office today dismissed as “baseless” a report by an India-based TV channel which claimed that the Malaysian government had rewarded controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik ...