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Rape remark: 'Twisted' senator is repeat offender
The Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) has pointed out that PKR senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid has expressed his "twisted views" about women's clothing in Parliament more than once.
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Rational men don’t need law to behave properly, policy think tank tells PKR senator
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — The Dewan Negara should censure Senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid for his mooting that men be protected from being seduced into committing rape if he doesn’t apologise and retract...
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VK Liew says misquoted, here is what the Hansard says
De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong claims to have been misquoted over the luxury watch corruption case involving Agriculture Minister Salahuddin Ayub's political secretary.
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Malaysia's Senate passes Bill to lower voting age to 18, allows automatic voter registration
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Senate on Thursday (July 25) passed a Bill to amend the country's Constitution to lower the voting age to 18.
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Umno, PAS to sign pact that could threaten PH at next polls
PETALING JAYA • Malaysia's two biggest opposition parties have agreed on the terms of a formal electoral pact set to be unveiled next month, a move that could threaten many seats won by the ruling P...
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With lower voting age, analysts warn of more ‘emotional voting’ without critical thinking
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Race and identity politics could gain more prominence should parties fail to foster critical thinking among social media-obsessed youths, analysts suggest as Pakatan Harapan ...
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Health minister: Malaysians must be able to talk about mental health openly
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad encouraged Malaysians to voice their views on mental illness in a healthy discourse and not view the matter as a stigma.
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Who watches the watchers? IPCMC Bill finally reaches Parliament after 14 years
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Malaysia finally ended its 14-year wait for public oversight of the police today with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong’s tabling of the Inde...
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Minister: EC must consider remote, rural voters in Sabah when redrawing borders
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — The Election Commission (EC) takes in more factors than simply population numbers or density when conducting its redelineation exercises, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Parliament passes Bill to add 13 more state seats to Sabah
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Sabah has obtained 13 more state seats with the passing of the Bill on redelineation recommendations for Parliamentary and state constituencies in Sabah in the Dewan Rakyat t...
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Historic Bill gives voice to youth
YOUTH in Malaysia probably never had such press space like in the past two weeks and perhaps the full length of the coming week.
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Malaysian lawmakers approve lowering voting age to 18
Malaysia's MPs yesterday approved a legal amendment to lower the voting age to 18, from 21 previously.
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History created as Undi 18 Bill passed with bipartisan support
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Putrajaya’s bid to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 years old has met resounding success with unanimous backing from the Opposition bloc and gov...
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Dr Mahathir: 7.8 mil new voters in electoral roll if minimum age reduced
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said today implementation of the motion to reduce Malaysians' voting age to 18 from 21 will result in an increase of more than 50% in the number ...
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Agriculture Ministry sets four conditions for Penang reclamation project
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 ― The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry placed four conditions on the Penang state government for its Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, Parliament heard today.
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Undi18: Malaysia's historic constitutional amendment to give voice to youth
MP SPEAKS | Youth in Malaysia probably never had such press space like in the past two weeks and perhaps the full length of the coming week.
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‘Undi 18’ Bill tabled again
KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has tabled again a constitutional amendment Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years while adding the demands made ...
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PKR has most to lose if PM Mahathir's Bersatu takes in more defectors: Analysts
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), the largest political party in the Malaysian parliament, has the most to lose with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad extending an open invitation to Malay poli...
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Dr M will be back in Parliament tomorrow, will respond to Question Time
KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — The Prime Minister’s Question Time at the Dewan Rakyat will resume at the Lower House proceedings starting tomorrow, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Ministry in third-vote study for Cabinet viewing by year-end
KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry is preparing a paper on the proposal to restore local government elections to be presented for the Cabinet’s approval by the end of...
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Malaysia tables Bill to lower voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 in Malaysia was tabled in parliament on Thursday (Jul 4), a move that could add 1.5 million voters to the electoral roll if it became law.
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Home minister moves to decriminalise street demonstrations
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Those taking part in street protests or rallies will no longer be criminalised if amendments to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) are passed.
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Shahidan to DAP: Umno are friends with communist parties, but you befriended communist terrorists
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — An Umno MP today admitted that the Opposition party are friends with communist parties, however he quickly asserted that it is communist terrorists which it opposes.
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Pasir Salak MP booted out of Parliament, gets four-day suspension
KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was booted out of the Parliament today, after he turned aggressive and shouted at Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, accusing the latte...
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Deputy Speaker: PM’s Question Time might come in next parliamentary meeting
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Parliament could implement the proposed Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT) when it reconvenes in October, Nga Kor Ming said today.
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Tajuddin claims tiff triggered when Nga deprived him of supplementary question
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Umno’s MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who was booted from the Dewan Rakyat for four days by Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming today, accused the latter of depriving him of h...
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Malaysian government moves to decriminalise street demonstrations
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday (Jul 1) that the government’s proposal to decriminalise street protest through amending the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 would ...
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Motion to compel Malaysian MPs to declare assets passed, PAS says it is against Islamic teaching
KUALA LUMPUR: A motion to compel all Members of Parliament (MPs) to declare their assets was passed in Malaysia's parliament on Monday (Jul 1), paving the way for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government t...
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Opposition MPs lukewarm about letting 18-year-olds vote
KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — With Malaysian politics still remaining deeply partisan, Opposition MPs refused to explicitly back a government proposal to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
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MPs asset declaration first agenda on table when Parliament sits Monday
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — A special motion seeking to compel all federal lawmakers and their families to declare their net worth is listed as the first item on the Order Paper for tabling when the Dew...
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Malaysia's PKR asks supporters to gather for prayer session following sex scandal video
SHAH ALAM - Malaysia's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) plans to hold an Islamic prayer session on Wednesday (June 12) amid a sex-video scandal that has roiled the party.
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Mahathir congratulates Modi on election victory
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) elections.
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Time for MPs’ voting records to be made public
TUESDAY was far from business as usual at the Dewan Rakyat.
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Making the Federal Constitution work for us
LETTER | After six decades, Malaysia is still struggling with its Federal Constitution.
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Govt should ensure support, not us, says opposition leader
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) has shifted the blame to the government for the failed amendment to the Federal Constitution on Tuesday.
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PH govt fails in bid to make Sabah, Sarawak equal partners
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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PH government fails in bid to make Sabah, Sarawak equal partners
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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Pakatan’s Federal Constitution amendment on Sabah, Sarawak foiled
KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 – Pakatan Harapan (PH) has failed in its first bid to secure the two-third support of the Dewan Rakyat for its proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution on the status of S...
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Dewan Rakyat rejects bill to restore status of Sabah, S’wak
KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s attempt to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners to Peninsular Malaysia was stunted after the Bill to seek amendment to the constitution was reject...
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Felda lodges police report, claims being cheated by Najib to invest in Indonesian palm oil firm
PETALING JAYA - The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has lodged a police report claiming that former premier Najib Razak had cheated it into investing US$505 million (S$684 million) in an In...
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Stealing’s only a crime if you’re caught, says BN’s Noh Omar
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — A Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmaker has told the Dewan Rakyat today that stealing is only a crime when a person is caught red-handed.
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Health Ministry: Anti-vaxxers still few and disorganised
KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The local movement against vaccination comprises around 1 per cent of the population and is considered a minor threat to the country’s wellbeing, said Deputy Health Ministe...
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PAS rep calls finance minister ‘pondan’, Opposition MPs then stage Parliament walkout
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The entire Opposition staged a walkout today after a heated shouting match during Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s windup speech for the second reading of the Supplementary ...
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Home Ministry putting security laws under microscope to avoid flip-flopping
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Home Ministry is conducting an in-depth study and review of six security laws in its purview before making any recommendations to the Cabinet, said Deputy Home Minister D...
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Shahidan’s ‘Lembu’ cracks up Dewan Rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The Dewan Rakyat was filled with laughter today when Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim proposed setting up ‘Lembaga Buluh Negara’ (National Bamboo Board), with the acronym Lemb...
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Parliament observes silence for late Sandakan MP
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The Dewan Rakyat marked a minute’s silence today in honour of Sandakan MP Datuk Stephen Wong who suffered a fatal heart attack this morning.
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Singapore, Malaysia as close as family: Tan Chuan-Jin
Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday urged parliamentarians from both sides of the Causeway to maintain positive bilateral relations on his first formal visit to Malaysia as Speak...
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Singapore Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin unexpectedly dragged into MP's squabble in Malaysia's Parliament
KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, who visited Malaysia's Lower House of Parliament while it was in session on Tuesday (March 19), was unexpectedly dragged into a squabble...
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Singapore's Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin meets with Malaysian leaders in visit to Kuala Lumpur
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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Opposition MPs walk out from Dewan Rakyat after Noh Omar suspended
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 — About 20 Opposition MPs staged a walkout from the Dewan Rakyat this morning, saying they would not return as long as Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming chairs the proceedings in the ...
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Four more Umno MPs jump to PH; ruling alliance closer to Parliament super majority
KUALA LUMPUR - Eight former Sabah Umno leaders have been officially accepted into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), one of the four member parties of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance.
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