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PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional MPs have no problem formally declaring their assets as called on by the Prime Minister, as long as it is required under the law.
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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are on the lookout for Jafni Abdullah, also known as ‘Man Puchong’ in connection with a recent case in which the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) enforcement director was thre...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Police are on the lookout for an individual, Jafni Abdullah, also known as ‘Man Puchong’ in connection with a recent case in which the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) En...
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MP SPEAKS | For the past several months before the Sandakan by-election on May 11, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s highly-funded cybertroopers had been hammering hard on one theme – enou...
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PARTI Bersatu Sabah’s stunning defeat in the Sandakan by-election in Sabah is a lesson on how not to run a campaign.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained eight men, one of them an Indonesian, and two women suspected of threatening a Selayang Municipal Council enforcement officer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Police have detained eight men including an Indonesian and two women who were allegedly involved in a threatening case against an enforcement officer with  the Selayang Munic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained eight men including an Indonesian and two women who were allegedly involved in a threatening case against an enforcement officer with the Selayang Municipal Council ...
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(Therese Raphael writes editorials on European politics and economics for Bloomberg Opinion.
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Putrajaya should stop wasting time with entertaining former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, says Daim Zainuddin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 ― Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers said some laws will be amended in order to ensure all MPs declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Sabah United ...
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If we learn the right lessons from history, perhaps we can demonstrate that strong institutions are essential to achieve the desired economic growth and prosperity.  TWO anniversaries of profound Ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PTPTN’s awaited public consultation programme has finally begun.
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IPOH, May 16 ― The prime minister’s announcement to extend the Pakatan Harapan administration’s asset declaration drive to all MPs should also cover assemblymen nationwide, as well as CEOs in go...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Political observers applaud Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent announcement for all federal lawmakers to declare their net worth, and that of their immediate family, without e...
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PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh alleged that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is being slow to act on the disputed Taman Rimba Kiara project despite several reports lodged against its development.
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YOURSAY | ‘Hindraf 2.0 should focus not on race, but on equal opportunities.’ At rally, Hindraf 2.0 demands seven Indian-majority seats David Dass: Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf 2.0) de facto...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Thursday (May 16) may include the following: Malaysia Building Society Bhd, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd, Sap...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Sapura Resources Bhd is forming a joint-venture agreement with Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG's (RRPS) unit, MTU Asia Pte Ltd, to sell and service original equipment for the marin...
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BANGI: Anwar Ibrahim has urged PAS to come clean on allegations that at least five party leaders had received money from Umno and were part of what has come to be known as the “dedak cartel”.
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BANGI, May 15 — Lawmakers across the political divide should support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for all MPs to declare their assets if they are serious about transparency, D...
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PETALING JAYA (May 15): Over-development issues could be stopped if the Members of the Parliament (MPs) in Kuala Lumpur listen to the feedback of residents in their constituencies and speak up for the...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A planning and local government expert has urged Kuala Lumpur MPs to speak up on development-related issues affecting residents in their constituencies.
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PETALING JAYA: Several MPs have welcomed the proposal to introduce the Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat.
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PUTRAJAYA: After making the Cabinet and Pakatan Harapan MPs declare their assets, the government now wants opposition lawmakers to do so too.
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PUTRAJAYA: All Malaysian Members of Parliament – including those in the opposition – will be required to declare their assets, as part of measures outlined in the National Anti-Corruption Plan.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Permodalan Nasional Chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, a former central bank governor, will head a task force on corporate governance as Malaysia seeks to intensify its anti-...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 14 ― All federal lawmakers must declare the worth of assets in their possession as well as those owned by their family members to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), the ...
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Mahathir says all Malaysian MPs will have to declare assets
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KUCHING: An MP here has denied a former journalist’s allegations that she had forced a village head to call off a Gawai celebration that supposedly would have involved communications minister Gobind...
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PETALING JAYA: Indians should no longer rely on their ethnic MPs and ministers to advance their political and economic interests in new Malaysia, a former Hindraf leader said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s landslide victory in Sandakan should serve as a lesson to the opposition not to hamper the government’s efforts to restore Sabah and Sarawak’s rights and not to propagate rac...
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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May does not need to spell out a timetable for her departure, prisons minister Robert Buckland said on Sunday, adding the leader had already announced she would leave office after the first phase of Brexit.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indian rights group has called for the creation of seven Indian-majority parliamentary seats to ensure the community has a strong voice in Parliament.
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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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IT has been no less than a spot on centrestage for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the ruling coalition marked its one year in power.
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SANDAKAN POLLS | Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal says DAP's victory in the Sandakan by-election today was an endorsement by voters of his government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Pakatan Harapan’s parliamentary reform will introduce the Prime Minister’s Question Time as one of the three key changes, which will be tabled in the upcoming July sitting...
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has thanked Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for "cleansing" PAS and Umno of problematic individuals.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — DAP lawmaker Hannah Yeoh today chided Umno’s Tan Sri Annuar Musa who criticised her for using her federal allocation for mosques in her Segambut constituency.
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LONDON, May 10 — Britain’s economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter, boosted by companies stockpiling ahead of Brexit, official data showed today.
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LETTER | Just because Pakatan Harapan is taking on the nation using the rule of law, it does not mean, or rather make sense, for some quarters from the opposition holding group protests (demonstration...
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SANDAKAN: Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili reminded Sandakan voters ahead of polling day on Saturday (May 11), that DAP is not a defender of Sabahan and Sarawakian rights.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, joined PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Cabinet ministers, MPs, senior government officers as well as members o...
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PETALING JAYA (May 9): Recent controversies surrounding the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) has led Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Fahmi Fadzil to support a probe into the Federal Territories (F...
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Singapore’s parliament on May 8 passed laws to combat “fake news” that will allow authorities to order the removal of online content despite fierce criticism from tech giants and rights groups.
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PETALING JAYA: Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil has backed the need for an investigation into the federal territories (FT) ministry’s welfare arm, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), following claims of...
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PETALING JAYA: A PKR MP says although some opposition members have been vocal since their loss in the May 9 polls last year, many are “not yet fully fired up or engaged”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Youths were said to have played a major role in delivering victory to Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the 14th general election last year, but today some question the wisdom of their choice, say...
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IF there was any expectation that the political rollercoaster would end after the eventful 14th General Election last year, many were in for a surprise.
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Malaysia intends to follow up on a proposal made to Singapore last month for a joint listing of their hawker culture under Unesco.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The morning of May 10 last year brought with it many different emotions; euphoria if you had rooted for Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) unprecedented victory or dejection over Barisan...
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PETALING JAYA: Legal experts have questioned the likelihood of Pakatan Harapan (PH) fulfilling its pledges to limit the prime minister’s post to two terms and separate the functions of the attorney-...
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KUCHING: A Sarawak minister today lashed out at the Pakatan Harapan government, saying it was behind a decision by state broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia not to give coverage to state programmes.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Registrar of Societies has given its approval for 26 divisions of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to be formed in Sabah and Labuan.
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SANDAKAN POLLS | DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today took a sarcastic swipe at Pandikar Amin Mulia, “welcoming” him to the Sandakan by-election campaign following the former Dewan Rakyat speaker’s s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Former Umno stalwart Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the issue on the actual amount of the national debt that has been disputed in the Dewan Rakyat frequently has to be address...
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Building a New Malaysia is not an endeavour to be completed within 100 days or months, said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.
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SHAH ALAM, May 3 ― Surrounded by toy cars and action figures such as Star Wars hero Padme Amidala, DAP representatives Steven Sim and Shakir Ameer sought to connect with Selangorians in a hipster-ge...
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SANDAKAN: A certain politician should stay clear of joining the Sandakan by-election campaign and just focus on his ongoing court case instead, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUCHING: A SUPP assemblyman is disappointed that Sabahans are supporting the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government despite its “continuous U-turns” on promises made.
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KOTA KINABALU: PBS deputy president Yee Moh Chai is perplexed by the removal of the party’s billboard by the Election Commission (EC) in Sandakan today.
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**Comment by Amar Shah Mohsen KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) may have received its fair share of criticism, particularly for failing to deliver on some of its promises.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP today produced a receipt from the Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS) for the rental of 500 chairs after Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders questioned the use of government property f...
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SANDAKAN, May 2 — Sabah DAP publicity secretary Phoong Jin Zhe has demanded that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak apologise and withdraw his Facebook statement criticising the party yest...
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GOMBAK: Lawmakers should save their political speeches for outside the Parliament, and focus their debates on issues that are beneficial for the people.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Parliament paid Datuk Seri Najib Razak a total of RM1.27 million to be the prime minister and MP for Pekan between January 2011 and March last year, the High Court heard today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak received over RM1 million as special payment from the government following his fall from power in May last year, the High Court hearing his money laundering and criminal brea...
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SANDAKAN: Amanah today said it regretted the action of a former member who reportedly claimed to have received the support of the party’s leadership to contest as an independent candidate in the San...
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SANDAKAN: Independent candidate Hamzah Abdullah claims his election campaign is being systematically sabotaged by Sabah Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members and the Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS).
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PUTRAJAYA: Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, who is facing three graft charges tomorrow involving almost RM3mil, has questioned the timing of his arrest with the Sandakan by-election taking place.
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KOTA KINABALU: Independent candidate Hamzah Abdullah promised at a teary press conference in Sandakan today he would even sacrifice his life to protect the people’s rights.
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KOTA KINABALU: DAP today clarified that it had rented chairs from a local council after Najib Razak accused the party of breaking election rules by using government assets when campaigning in the Sand...
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KUWAIT, May 1 — A “Silk City” rising from Kuwait’s northern sandy plains will help diversify the Gulf Arab state’s economy away from oil, draw foreign investment and galvanise trade links wi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May — A Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officer was stumped when an elderly man asked if the Jalan Damansara-Jalan Semantan elevated highway can be halted during a dialogue on the projec...
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SANDAKAN: Independent candidate Hamzah Abdullah has alleged that his election campaign is being systematically sabotaged by Sabah Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members and the Sandakan Municipal Council (MPS).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today accused the DAP of committing an election offence in Sandakan.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― Despite Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) pledges, parliamentary reforms have made little headway in Malaysia Baharu after one year, according to think tank Kajian Politik untuk Perubah...
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PUTRAJAYA: Honoured for his valuable humanitarian work, Turkish businessman Hamdi Ulukaya is covering more ground around the world in a partnership with his country’s former deputy prime minister.
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Malaysia's civil services pension fund paid a total of RM4 billion (S$1.3 billion) into the bank account of SRC International between 2011 and 2012, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard yesterday at the ...
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KUCHING: A motion has been tabled in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly asking for any amendments to Article 1(2) of Federal Constitution to have clear provisions in protecting the rights and safeguards...
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JOHOR BARU, April 30 — Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today declared his loyalty to the party following rumours alleging that he will defect to Pakatan Harapan (PH). He s...
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PETALING JAYA (April 29): Kepong folks are vexed because they have received summons despite having paid their parking fees in Taman Wangsa Permai, Kepong.
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KUCHING: The federal government will wait for the outcome of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly's debate on issues related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) before deciding on a fresh bid to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, says Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Penang government has abandoned its legal battle in the Federal Court against the Election Commission’s (EC) conduct in the redelineation exercise, FMT has learnt.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang-based Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) today formally joined the Barisan Nasional coalition as a component party.
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The National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) will present its newest repayment scheme proposal for public consultation in the third quarter of the year.
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SIBU: Two issues concerning the state governments of Sabah and Sarawak appear to sow seeds of disunity and suspicion amongst the people in both states that have shared common political ground since 1963, claims Dudong SUPP branch chairman Wong Ching Yong.
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JUST what did it mean when the Pakatan Harapan government did not get the support of two-thirds of members of parliament for the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 last week?
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Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof plans to slow down the pace of parliamentary reforms to allow MPs to better understand and adjust to the changes.
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Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Ariff Md Yusof is aiming to build a new parliamentary culture and proper mindset to achieve a modern day parliament.However, Mohd Ariff says the spoiler comes in when M...
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Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof is happy with the speedy pace of reforms since the 14th Parliament came into session but worries that they may be moving too fast.As such, he says tha...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said Parliament has slowed its reform agenda in order for MPs to adjust to the changes and understand their new roles.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The swift pace of reforms in the Dewan Rakyat since the 14th Parliament came into session has led to certain parties fearing the august House is becoming too powerful, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (pic).
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Malaysian rock band Kyoto Protocol has performed hundreds of times, but never at a concert with a cause like this – to stand against growing hate and intolerance, with love and compassion.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament is looking to set up another 11 special select committees on top of the existing six, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said today.
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ON April 20, Society Empowerment and Econ­omic Development of Sabah held a seminar in Kota Kinabalu, where I had the privilege of noting that Sabah and Sarawak have a unique position in our Federatio...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — MCA president Datuk Wee Ka Siong defended today his stance against alleged 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) embezzlement amid an argument with DAP leader Tony Pua.