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The government is seeking to help a Malaysian scheduled to hang in Singapore on Friday for drug trafficking, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said today.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of a Malaysian on death row for drug trafficking in Singapore has appealed to Putrajaya to intervene in the sentence, saying he was not given a chance for clemency under Sing...
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Pakatan Harapan ministers and deputy ministers have finally had their duties gazetted.
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PETALING JAYA: The government intends to introduce Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat, based on a similar practice in the British Parliament.
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong is in the dark as to why the Pakatan Harapan government’s ministerial functions order was allegedly taken down after it was gazetted in January this year.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called for the outright abolishment of the Sedition Act, saying there is no need for a replacement either.
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PUTRAJAYA • The Sedition Act will be either repealed or replaced with a new law, or its provisions placed under the Penal Code, Malaysia's government has announced.
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MAY 10 — Earlier today, police arrested a man named Firdaus Abdillah Hamzah (Pipiyapong) — an average Malaysian, like you and me.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Sedition Act 1948 is expected to be abolished this year, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
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PETALING JAYA: A year after the Pakatan Harapan coalition swept to power following the 14th general election, civil society organisations are hoping to see a clear and strategic road map for the imple...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's first woman Chief Justice took her oath of office before the King on Monday (May 6).
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Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah today presented the instrument of appointment to the new Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat at Istana Negara.
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KUCHING: The state assembly unanimously approved a motion tonight asking for any amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to have clear provisions in protecting the rights and safeguards ...
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KUCHING: Any decision to retable a constitutional amendment on the status of Sabah and Sarawak will depend on a motion to be debated by the Sarawak state legislative assembly, federal law minister Lie...
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KOTA KINABALU: Linda Tsen, the PBS candidate for the Sandakan by-election, has reminded Warisan chairman Liew Vui Keong that he had once been defeated in Sandakan in 2013, and said she would not let h...
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KUCHING: DAP’s Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii today said the widely-circulated draft of the Legal Profession Bill 2019 was not released by the federal government.
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KUCHING: Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen called on the judiciary to put on hold the decision to relocate the Registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak from Kuching to Kota...
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KUCHING: A Sarawak opposition politician may take legal action against the federal government for moving the registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak without the obtaining the consent of the Sa...
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong says there is nothing in law or in the constitution for the Registrar of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak to remain in Kuching forever.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Yong Teck Lee has called for the setting up of an inter-governmental committee (IGC) after the government agreed to establish a parliamentary select committee (PSC...
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KUCHING: A Sarawak MP has welcomed the formation of a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to look into the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). It is important for the PSC to deliber...
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SANDAKAN: A Parliamentary Select Committee will be set up to look into implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963, said law minister Liew Vui Keong.
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A Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the implementation of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be established.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong has hit back at Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg for blaming his staff for the failure of the amendment Bill which sought...
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said it was unwarranted for Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg to lay blame on the secretariat staff that prepared the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Fede...
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KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today blamed the defeat of the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Dewan Rakyat to “mishandling” by the staff of de facto law minis...
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KUCHING, April 12 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) parliamentary chief whip Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof today said that the failure of a constitutional amendment Bill to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s st...
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PUTRAJAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong has slammed Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs over their insistence on including six words in the constitutional amendment on the...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 12 — The government will only consider re-tabling the Constitution (Amendment Bill) once it gains a two-thirds majority or obtains written commitments from Opposition MPs, Datuk Ser...
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Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), replacing Ronald Kiandee (Harapan-Beluran).Noraini was appointed after the motion tabled b...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The motion to suspend former prime minister Najib Razak from the Dewan Rakyat has been amended to refer him to Parliament’s Rights and Privileges Committee instead.
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KUCHING: Batang Sadong MP Nancy Shukri said the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 would have passed in Parliament if the government had allotted more time for the leaders of Sabah and Sarawak...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government’s adviser on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is upset that MPs from Sarawak’s ruling coalition abstained during yesterday’s vote on amending an article in the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong today said Sarawak and Sabah may have to wait decades for another chance at restoring their status as equal partners in the Federation o...
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COMMENTARY, April 10 — At the Tabuan Jaya commercial centre in Kuching recently, a sticker plastered on a four-wheel drive drove home for me how far we have come since Sarawak’s quest for equal st...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Pakatan Harapan Government yesterday failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country'...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Pakatan Harapan Government on Tuesday (April 9) failed in its bid to amend the federal Constitution to fulfil its electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in th...
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Parliament is amending the federal Constitution to fulfil the government's electoral promise of making Sabah and Sarawak equal partners in the country's federation, Prime...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Law Society (SLS) says the bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution must read according to the original wording before its amendment in 1976, to reflect the cons...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP pleaded with opposition MPs in Sabah and Sarawak today to stop playing politics and instead support the Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution.
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong lost to a political secretary to the chief minister in the contest to become the Batu Sapi Warisan division chief yesterday.
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No approval was given by the Sabah and Sarawak chief ministers pertaining to the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in its current form, said Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Ope...
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KOTA KINABALU: Opposition leaders in Sabah and Sarawak today slammed de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong and state Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders for endorsing the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of...
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Cabinet ministers should have been present when Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that Malaysia would withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): The proposed amendment on Article 1(2) in the Federal Constitution will effectively turn Sabah and Sarawak into territories, unlike states currently, said Federal Law Minister ...
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KUCHING: A Sarawak lawmaker has described the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as a “trap”, accusing the government of putting it forward just to fulfil the promises ...
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SIBU: A senior lawyer has claimed that there is no difference between the 1976 version and the proposed amended version of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to honour the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) in Parliament.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Amending Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as proposed in Parliament today will not change the status of Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia, said Sarawak Legal Counsel Datu...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah politicians described the bill to amend the constitution tabled in Parliament today as inadequate and a “mere rush job” by the federal government.
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The Attorney-General's Chambers will need to take further action before a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into alleged judicial misconduct can proceed, said the government.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak and Sabahan lawmakers will be held accountable if they scuttle effort to amend the Federal Constitution to honour the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63), says Datuk Seri Liew Vui Keong.
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There was an uproar in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday when the government introduced a Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to honour the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).Several Gabunga...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): The proposed amendment on Article 1(2) in the Federal Constitution will effectively turn Sabah and Sarawak into territories, unlike states currently, said Federal Law Minister ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was an uproar from several Sabah and Sarawak lawmakers when the government introduced a Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to honour the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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The government is considering the rehabilitation of certain prisoners, especially drug offenders, in an effort to reduce congestion in prisons, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keo...
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong today underlined the importance of amending Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners befor...
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KUCHING: An opposition leader has warned that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with the peninsula will on...
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KUCHING: MPs in Sarawak and Sabah want to have a look at the draft of the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution before it is tabled in Parliament.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak Consultative Committee on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will support an amendment to the Federal Constitution only if it benefits the people of the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is still studying how to implement Pakatan Harapan’s pledge to ensure appointments of commissioners for Suhakam, the MACC or the Election Commission are vetted by Parliament ...
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A report on the study of the separation of powers between the attorney-general and public prosecutor will be tabled at the cabinet meeting in the middle of this year, said Minister in the Prime Minist...
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PETALING JAYA: Gerakan has questioned the government's decision to not prosecute Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakyat today that the attorney-general (AG) has the discretion to decide whether to drop charges, as was the c...
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PARLIAMENT | The federal government will not entertain any suggestions on the dissolution of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and that Sabah and Sarawak be granted self-determination.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government today dismissed recent allegations linking Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud to bribery and abuse of power, saying the information is nothing new.
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KUCHING: The bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s status as equal partners is expected to be tabled in Parliament on April 8 and 9, says Sarawak DAP ...
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Musa Hassan's argument that the death penalty would have served as a deterrent against the New Zealand mosques shootings has been panned by Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Andrew Goledzinowsk...
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KUALA LUMPUR: When Neelambika’s husband slapped her, she decided to end their marriage, but this only made him angrier.
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Just a day after de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said that the police have been told to stop using the Sedition Act 1948, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today said that until the law is abolished...
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The government is striving to save the life of a Malaysian who is scheduled to be hanged to death in Singapore, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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PARLIAMENT | The government has been urged to take the lead in efforts to criminalise the act of stalking an individual.
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De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong today told the Dewan Rakyat that the government is in the process of reviewing the Sedition Act 1948 with plans of abolishing it.Liew was responding to a question...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin who is in Kuala Lumpur paid courtesy calls on Tuesday (March 19) to Malaysian leaders and observed a sitting of the Malaysian parliament.
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PARLIAMENT | The federal government welcomed constructive criticism and towards this has ordered the police not to apply the Sedition Act 1948 against government critics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A minister says the Pakatan Harapan government is against any attempt at suppressing criticism directed at its leaders, following the arrest of a man for insulting Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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The Dewan Negara which defeated the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 passed by the Dewan Rakyat will not be able to stop it when it is re-tabled in the lower house and approved for a second time,...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will consider dropping the term ‘state’ if the amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution receives the support of elected representatives in Parliam...
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The Sabah government will consider dropping the term 'state' if the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution receives the support of elected representatives in Parliament.
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A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has rebutted claims by human rights groups that the government was making a U-turn on the abolition of the death penalty.
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LETTER | Malaysians against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is saddened by the alleged U-turn by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his cabinet members who had decided earlier to abolish the de...
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PARLIAMENT | The government has no intention to sue investment giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc or any other parties in the US over the funds taken from state fund 1MDB. This is in order to focus on loca...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says it is up to the attorney-general to proceed with or dismiss charges against an accused person, following a court decisio...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government will seek to scrap the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, including for committing acts of terrorism, the de facto Deputy Law Minister Mohamed Hanipa Ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has rowed back on an earlier plan to completely repeal the death penalty, saying that while the government will abolish mandatory capital punishment, it will leave it for court...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Malaysia has rowed back on an earlier plan to repeal the death penalty, saying that while the government will abolish mandatory capital punishment it will leave it for courts ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will seek to abolish the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya plans to abolish the mandatory death penalty and replace it with discretionary death sentences for 11 offences under two acts, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah and Sarawak’s quest for rights enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be the the focus when Dewan Rakyat convenes again on Monday.
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The cabinet has decided to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution with the purpose of restoring Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners with Malaya.
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KOTA KINABALU: De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong will table a bill in Parliament next month to restore the wording of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to what existed before 1976.
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The death penalty for drug-related offences might be abolished while judges could be given the discretion to impose the death penalty for certain crimes.
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Da facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said Malaysia "will never" consider enacting lèse majesté law to protect its royal institution from criticism.
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The police have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 laws in the coming Parliamentary session on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has urged the government to consider royal commission of inquiry (RCI) recommendations for the welfare of police personnel when it tables t...