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Two weeks after Umno likened the formalisation of its cooperation with PAS as their "wedding ceremony", the Islamist party's chief said such a union would be incestuous.In fact, the relationship betwe...
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Two weeks after Umno likened the formalisation of its cooperation with PAS as their "wedding ceremony", the Islamist party's chief said such a union would be incestuous.In fact, the relationship betwe...
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IPOH, March 19 — DAP’s Chong Zhemin today challenged PAS to send a memorandum to MCA for repeatedly using “Taliban” to describe its pact with Umno.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today broke his silence on the rumoured link between him and current Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) chairman Datuk Rameli Musa, alleged to be a...
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Pakistan bestowed a national award on one of the victims of last week’s mosque attack in New Zealand who died along with his son while trying to confront the suspected white supremacist accused of t...
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SEREMBAN, March 17 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told PAS today not to tell lies to cover up their mistakes.
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A DAP assemblyperson has claimed that the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, should serve as a lesson for Malaysia on the need to curb extremism.
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The cooperation between PAS and Umno will not lead to ethnic conflict, assured the Islamist party's deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.He also denied a DAP lawmaker's claim that Malaysia would tur...
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The six Egyptians who were recently deported back home, have gone missing, and the Malaysian government should be held responsible for their disappearance, Lawyers for Liberty said today.
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MIC deputy president M Saravanan has defended PAS against allegations from a DAP lawmaker that the Islamist party has been against the appointment of non-Muslim ministers.Saravanan noted that the part...
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PAS grassroots are expected to cast protest votes instead of backing Umno acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan in the Rantau by-election, according to PKR Youth vice-chief Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman.
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IPOH, March 14 — The Perak chapters of Umno and PAS met officially for the first time yesterday.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno is upbeat about its chances for another by-election victory, as the party goes to the polls again backed by its newfound ally PAS.
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JOHOR BARU, March 14 — The Johor government should declare a state of emergency in Pasir Gudang in order to contain the area's chemical contamination, said the state chapter of PAS.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's police chief defended himself yesterday for deporting five Egyptians on suspicion of being militants who supported the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, after senior lawmake...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's police chief defended himself on Wednesday (March 13) for deporting five Egyptians on suspicion of being militants who supported the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, after se...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa conceded that no ethnic community in Malaysia is capable of governing the country by itself, notwithstanding his party’s allianc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS MPs were up in arms in the Dewan Rakyat following a claim by a PH leader that some of the Islamist party leaders had millions of ringgit in their accounts and even owned luxury vehic...
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The endorsement of the Umno-PAS marriage by Barisan Nasional’s (BN) major non-Malay coalition partners MCA and MIC comes with a dash of irony.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (pix) said the possibility of Umno and PAS uniting to form a government in Kedah would only benefit the Islamist party.
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PETALING JAYA: PAS has condemned DAP for scaring non-Muslims into believing that Malaysia would be under Taliban-like rule, if the Islamist party and Umno came to power in the next general election.
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Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir today sarcastically congratulated Umno for its "generosity" in handling the state to PAS.This, he said, was because the Umno-PAS cooperation would empower the Isla...
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PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan says the Islamist party has a secure hold of Kelantan and Terengganu, the two states it won during GE14 as a result of its “marriage” with Umno.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir today labelled Umno as a “generous” party, saying its proposal to form a unity government with PAS in several states will only see Kedah handed t...
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SINGAPORE (March 11): Malaysian ringgit is little changed against the dollar as investors digest mixed US employment data released Friday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PETALING JAYA: The war of words between the DAP on one side and Umno and PAS on the other continues to descend to new lows.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Umno's acting president Mohamad Hassan has offered a plan for "unity government" involving its new political ally Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) in four Malaysian states.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — PAS should take an interest in and support groups or initiatives that defend the rights of Muslim women instead of attacking them, Hannah Yeoh has said.
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Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.
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No-confidence vote against Dr M is not on but with our new King to open the second session, many changes are set to take place in the composition of MPs and more drama is expected in the House.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Well-known social worker and PSM politician Dr Michael Jeyakumar today warned that any formal political cooperation between Umno and PAS should worry Malay Muslims, saying both parties r...
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Malaysia's former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) will remain intact, for now, after a meeting of key leaders yesterday ended without a consensus to disband it.
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said there is nothing peculiar about the Islamist party having RM90 million in its coffers, pointing out that its membership exceeds one million.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties failed to reach a consensus to dissolve the coalition, following an almost three hour-long meeting today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran says the party has no problem working with PAS although it is not part of the Barisan Nasional coalition.
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KUANTAN: PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan says he has been asked by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) about the alleged RM90mil from Umno.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of Barisan Nasional (BN) hangs in the balance today as top leaders gather to discuss the future of the former ruling coalition.
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KUANTAN: PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan is the next leader to be questioned in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into allegations that the party received RM90mil from Umno.
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PETALING JAYA • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has launched a broadside at a "marriage" pact between Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and Umno, asking if the Islamist party is now willing to ...
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PETALING JAYA: An Umno vice-president today described PAS as “sophisticated” and respected a day after Dr Mahathir Mohamad recalled the time the Islamist party denounced Umno members as infidels.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has insisted today that the formal alliance between his Malay nationalist party and Islamist part PAS is not intended to margin...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has launched a broadside at a PAS-Umno "marriage" pact, questioning if the Islamist party is now willing to be bo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (Mar 6) that the Pakatan Harapan coalition was “not shaken” by the alliance between the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) a...
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has launched a broadside at the PAS-Umno "marriage" and questions if the Islamist party is now willing to be bossed around by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
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Pakatan Harapan is unperturbed by the Umno-PAS union, its chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Umno-PAS alliance is geared towards ensuring the return of Najib Razak as a leader and absolving him of his alleged crimes.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lambasted PAS for formalising its collaboration with former rival Umno, pointing to the Islamist party’s previous censure of the latter as secul...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is bemused by the recent PAS-Umno alliance, saying he does not see how the Islamist party can align itself with the Malay nationalis...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Rembau PKR division deputy chief Dr S. Streram is confident that Pakatan Harapan (PH) will give him another shot at Rantau and that he can win the Malay votes in the coming b...
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If Umno is “committing incest” by having political cooperation with PAS, then Bersatu is akin to a “jealous widow trying to kill off her former husband”.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers have downplayed the recently announced PAS-Umno alliance, saying it was inevitable for the two parties which have courted each other since the ...
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Fresh out of its formalisation of ties with Umno, PAS today announced that it would help Umno defend the Rantau state seat in the April 13 by-election.
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Perak PAS Youth chief Akmal Kamarudin's claim that a formal alliance between Umno and the Islamist party would threaten Pakatan Harapan's hold on Perak is wrong.
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IPOH, March 6 ― Former PAS treasurer-general Asmuni Awi said it was unlikely for Umno to have directly funded the Islamist party, but alleged it could have paid off party leaders.
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PETALING JAYA: A political scientist has warned that any exit by MCA and MIC from Barisan Nasional (BN) could further alienate the coalition from non-Malays and the people of Sabah and Sarawak, as Umn...
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PETALING JAYA: MIC, the Indian component of Barisan Nasional (BN), sees nothing wrong with PAS cooperating with the coalition’s lynchpin party Umno as long as it is beneficial.
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High-resolution satellite images reviewed by Reuters show that a religious school run by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in northeastern Pakistan appears to be still standing days after India claimed its warpl...
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PETALING JAYA: KTMB chairman Datuk Rameli Musa, who was grilled by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency over the RM1.4mil cheque PAS reportedly paid to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown, has voiced his frustration at the hoo-ha over the financial help he allegedly extended to PAS.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil said today PAS may ultimately end up the loser after Umno formalised its cooperation with the Islamist party at the Parliamentary level and for ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has formalised its cooperation with PAS at the parliamentary level and for future by-elections.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former de facto law minister Nazri Aziz’s alleged racial remarks may negatively affect Umno’s popularity in Sabah, say political analysts here.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The top leadership of Umno and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is meeting on Tuesday (March 5) at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur in a first of its kind...
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DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said Pakatan Harapan needs to find a formula to win over the people's support following its defeat in the Semenyih by-election.
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PETALING JAYA: An analyst has called for a Cabinet reshuffle following Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) defeat in the Semenyih by-election, saying “some ministers” should be removed for causing dissatisfa...
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners have agreed a plan to strip some Germans who fight for the Islamic State militant group of their citizensh...
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SEMENYIH: When PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan reiterated on Feb 17 that his party would not contest in Semenyih in favour of Barisan Nasional, the writing was already on the wall for Pa...
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PETALING JAYA, March 3 — Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS’s success in the Semenyih by-election is a referendum that the Malays are not with the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) government as they feel it...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — MIC Central Working Committee member P. Punithan said the future of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition lies with component parties MIC and MCA instead of Umno.
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UNIVERSITI Utara Malaysia political science lecturer Kamarul Zaman Yusoff has written two theses on PAS.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — PAS information chief Nasrudin Hasan today claimed that the bank account used to transfer a purported RM1.4 million to Sarawak Report (SR) as settlement is fake.
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Rafizi Ramli decided to investigate the conflicting claims regarding PAS' alleged RM1.4 million payment to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown. In a Facebook posting this afternoon, the PKR vi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two more PAS leaders gave statements to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, over the allegation that the Islamist party had received RM90 million from Umno, believed t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail hopes the ongoing India-Pakistan standoff can be resolved peacefully without further violence.
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IPOH, March 1 ― Anti-corruption investigators have summoned PAS spiritual leader Datuk Hashim Jasin and exco Nasir Daud to provide statements on claims the party took RM90 million purportedly from 1...
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SEMENYIH: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should not have repeated “defamatory” allegations against PAS because the PKR president himself was a victim of slander (fitnah), says the Islamist party’s deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized luxury vehicles, properties and cash from PAS leaders in connection with its investigations into claims of the Islamist party acce...
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KUALA  LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Anti-corruption enforcers have confiscated luxury vehicles, property and cash worth millions as part of the investigation into PAS over claims it took RM90 million in 1MDB f...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Perlis mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin defended PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang over allegations of corruption today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today said he felt the need to speak against PAS only after the Islamist party’s “concerted and continuous efforts” to pit him against Prime Minister Dr...
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Countries should take an "objective" view of Chinese policy in Xinjiang and stop saying the wrong thing, China's government said after Turkey and Britain voiced concern at its alleged mistreatment of ...
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SEMENYIH, Feb 27 — PAS’ overtures towards Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not change how the Islamist party’s supporters vote in the Semenyih by-election this Saturday, several grass...
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KUALA LUMPUR • Opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) has warned that it will organise a "monster" rally if the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government fails to take action against individuals who have ins...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (Feb 25) that he did not need the support from opposition Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), amid persistent rumours of a no-confiden...
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KLANG: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) may not have the full information on 1MDB-linked funds allegedly deposited into PAS bank accounts.
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China's counter-terror and de-radicalisation efforts in its far western region of Xinjiang should be applauded for creating a new method of tackling the problem, a senior diplomat told foreign envoys ...
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PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said his party is grateful to the MACC for clearing the air over the allegations that the Islamist party received funds linked to 1MDB. "The confirmation proves...
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SEMENYIH POLLS | Former senator Ezam Mohd Nor has taken aim at PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, claiming that he had reacted negatively to PAS' pledge of support to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: PAS today welcomed a statement by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief that it had so far found no 1MDB-linked funds deposited into its bank accounts, saying it proved ...
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SEMENYIH POLLS | PKR deputy president Azmin Ali today dismissed as "propaganda" PAS' claims that Bersatu's Pakatan Harapan partners had abandoned the party in the Semenyih by-election campaign.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has reaffirmed its support for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, amidst rumours that parties within the ruling Pakata...
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COMMENTARY, Feb 24 — The weather is hot and humid in this town and so is the “political climate” as both Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) are fighting tooth and nail to claim the s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang claimed today that his pledge of support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was made in the immediate aftermath of the 14th general election...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim again took PAS to task over its claims of a plot against the prime minister and urged the party to stop lying and slandering.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Leaders from Islamist party PAS should not lie as it would only hurt Islam’s reputation, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today.
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SEMENYIH: The uncertainty of PAS’ political allegiance has not bothered Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Pakatan Harapan is not relying on the Islamist party in its campaign in Semenyih.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian Cabinet has agreed to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to look into allegations of judicial misconduct, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad yesterday, after a ...
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SEMENYIH, Feb 21 ― The presence of PAS supporters in Barisan Nasional programmes during the by-election is nothing to be worried about despite the uncertain political allegiance between the two poli...