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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is what it is today because of the collective contributions of all communities, said Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.
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PETALING JAYA: Maljindar Singh Sidhu Brar, known as Jimmy, is still struggling to save his historically noteworthy family home from being demolished and replaced by a cement factory.
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KOTA KINABALU: All 25 Sabah MPs, including the six Opposition lawmakers, are expected to support the long-delayed Bill to increase the state assembly seats from 60 to 73.The Opposition MPs have indicated that they would support the Bill when it is tabled in Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, which needs a simple majority to pass.
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KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah woman leader hopes more women will be considered as election candidates if the 13 new state seats are approved by Parliament.
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GEORGE TOWN, July 6 — There was a time when tongkangs and sampans clamoured for space around the harbour in Weld Quay here as workers unloaded goods from the boats to carts lining the street.
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KUCHING: It is not against the law to speak about independence or secession, Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, attended the 254th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara on the second day.
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ACTRESS and producer Datuk A. Aida (pic) has lodged a police report about RM200,000 vanishing from her bank account.
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KUCHING: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak should tell its national secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is federal Finance Minister, that Sarawak needs 20 per cent oil and gas royalty and 50 per c...
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GEORGE TOWN: The French Catholic mission that runs the three iconic convent schools here said there are no plans to redevelop or sell the land, which would continue to be used for educational purposes...
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LETTER | The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) is dismayed that the Chief Minister of Penang, Chow Kon Yeow, had once again dismissed the efforts to list Pulau Jerejak as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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GEORGE TOWN: A heritage group said it was “dismayed” with the Penang government for not following through on the listing of Pulau Jerejak as a Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS). The Penang Heritage...
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YOURSAY | 'Mahathir should be prepared to take it, as well as give it.' Remarks about Jews is free speech, Dr M tells 'double standard' Europeans Vijay47: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I think y...
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PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd has scored another victory in its legal battle against property development firm JAKS Island Circle Sdn Bhd (JIC).
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YOURSAY | ‘Redeem yourself from your past actions.
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PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd has scored another win in its legal battle against property development firm JAKS Island Circle Sdn Bhd (JIC).
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For the Legal and Political settlement of MA1963 and Borneo States’ O&G, with the 4 altered boundaries ratified under Article 2(b) and others with ‘No two third rule’, eroded rights and all gran...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Shafee Abdullah has a clear case to answer regarding contempt charges over his statements that undermined the administration of justice, the High Court heard today.
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TAIPING, June 14 — Just after Friday prayers today, some 150 people from a coalition of local civil societies gathered in front of the airstrip at Assam Kumbang here calling on the Perak government ...
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I FIND the suggestion by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa to rename Jalan Tun Sambanthan as Jalan Harmoni ridiculous to say the least.
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PETALING JAYA: Dive deep into Malaysian history at the 1st Military History Conference in Asia and hear first-hand accounts from witnesses.
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COMMENT | Article 8 (1) of our Federal Constitution states that all Malaysians are equal under the law and enjoy the equal protection of the law.
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KOTA KINABALU: Ronny Nasrullsanie Syafrizal was born in Larkin, Johor, lived in Puchong and tied the knot with his girlfriend, Laila Safwana, in Kuala Lumpur.
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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has suggested that newly minted Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat carry out an internal inquiry into the claim by a senior serving judge of abuse and interference in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — DHL Express Malaysia is investigating the alleged “auction” of unclaimed delivery parcels bearing its packaging to the public for RM15 each at a market.
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KOTA KINABALU: There is nothing in the state constitution stating that only those born in Sabah are allowed to be nominated as assemblymen.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A novel set in the country’s past clearly struck a chord with modern-day readers – so much so that they voted it to the top at this year’s Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA).
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LETTER | In law, Original Sabahans were the first people who settled down in the emptiness and vastness of the geographical north Borneo i.e. by right of first settlement and worked the land to establ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The Federal Court will be having a panel of seven judges to preside over a fresh hearing of the high-profile “bin Abdullah” case, which has been in the courts since Septem...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court will rehear this Aug 16 an appeal by the National Registration Department and two others on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can bear his or her father’s ...
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The Federal Court will rehear on Aug 16 an appeal by the National Registration Department and two others on whether Muslim children conceived out of wedlock can bear their father's surname.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Federal Court has set Aug 16 to rehear an appeal by the National Registration Department and two others on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can bear his or her father's surname.
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MAY 26 — The Quota system. Something that rears its ugly head and gets prominence every once in a while.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas made sure that the judge hearing an application to cite senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pictured) for contempt would not know ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas made sure that the judge hearing an application to cite senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for contempt would not know the content...
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Senior Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed will perform the duties and functions as chief judge of Malaya until the vacancy is filled.
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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has urged newly minted Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat to ensure that when a full Federal Court bench hears arguments, then the full bench also delivers judgment.
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PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat urged individuals to lodge reports with the relevant authorities if they have information on alleged misconduct by judges.
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GEORGE TOWN: SM Mohamed Idris, one of Malaysia’s most prominent consumer advocates, died today at the age of 93.
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ADUN SPEAKS | Muhammad Shafee Abdullah must apologise for insulting estate workers and their descendants.
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I’M happy to announce that I have recently become an Associate Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), and I confess that Rome was one of the reasons I have been appointed.
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PUTRAJAYA: In the eyes of Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, a good judge must be one who is fair and courteous apart from having integrity and a sound know­ledge of the law.
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KOTA KINABALU: A political activist and adviser to the Sabah government on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) wants Putrajaya to officially declare the amount of money it owes Sabah under Schedule 10 ...
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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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PETALING JAYA: A retired judge has proposed that the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) look into elevating the current chief judge of Sabah and Sarawak to chief judge of Malaya.
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LETTER | Respect comes from the admiration of someone or something as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan has urged voters in Sandakan to reclaim the seat which he says rightfully belongs to a local-based party, ahead of the by-election there on May ...
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PETALING JAYA: Senior Federal Court judge Azahar Mohamed is likely to be appointed the next chief justice, the post left vacant following the retirement of Richard Malanjum, sources said.
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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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PETALING JAYA • Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar yesterday said he hoped that with the appointment of the state's new Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal and state executive councillors, any misunde...
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APRIL 25 — State constitutions existed before 1957; and still exist and are in force.
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Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming has denied putting up a Facebook post attacking Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — The Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim tonight posted on social media excerpts of the Federal Constitution on the rights of state rulers after Tun Dr Mahathir...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken to explaining the history of the Federal Constitution, in the wake of support from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Supreme Council membe...
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PETALING JAYA: In an apparent response to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's blogpost, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim posted excerpts of the Federal Constitution on the rights and powers of state Rulers on his Facebook page.
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PETALING JAYA: The ruling party of a state can reject a mentri besar candidate endorsed by the constitutional monarch through a vote of no-confidence, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again insisted that the monarchy has no say in the appointment of the menteri besar or prime minister, two days after the new Johor exco line-up was sworn in ami...
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MP SPEAKS | I read with amusement the various reasons popping up in the press and social media by GPS politicians, and supporters of GPS who have become "constitutional experts" overnight, on the amen...
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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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PUTRAJAYA: Founder of the Malaysian Marijuana Education Movement Mohd Zaireen Zainal has escaped the death sentence.
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PUTRAJAYA: Founder of the Malaysian Marijuana Education Movement, Mohd Zaireen Zainal, has escaped the death sentence.
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has applauded Chief Minister Shafie Apdal’s intention to present an urgent motion to restore the original wording of Article 1(2) in the Federal Constitution...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan has challenged the Sabah government to move a series of motions in the State Legislative Assembly to reclaim Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia...
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KOTA KINABALU: Musa Aman today questioned if the Warisan-led government has the ability to undertake the construction of a railroad linking Kudat and Kota Kinabalu, as the former chief minister made h...
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KOTA KINABALU: The state government has agreed to propose a motion for all assemblymen to support the amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution in a bid to get back Sabah’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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KUCHING: An NGO here said Sarawak and Sabah should to be referred to as “negara” instead of “negeri” in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution.
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KOTA KINABALU: A PPBM assemblyman has called for an emergency motion at the Sabah state assembly today to record the state’s support for the constitutional amendment bill which was shot down in the ...
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KUCHING, April 15 — The Sarawak Association for People’s Aspirations (SAPA) group told the state Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government today to table a motion to define the “Borneo States” a...
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PUTRAJAYA: The request from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to include six words in the amendment of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution is “unreasonable” and legally not possible, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
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PUTRAJAYA: Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has retired after serving 27 years in the judiciary.
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Chief Justice Tan Sri Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.
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PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Richard Malanjum will clock out for good as Chief Justice this afternoon.
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KUCHING: Sarawak MPs were not being “demanding” when they requested that the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 be in accordance with provisions under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). S...
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In an unprecedented move, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang visited the MIC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur last month, where he was received with a flower garland by the BN component party's president SA V...
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah chief minister Harris Salleh says the defeat of a bill to amend the Federal Constitution on the status of Sabah and Sarawak is not the end of the road as it will be tabled ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak once again failed in his attempt to obtain a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case and to get additional documents to prepare for his defence.
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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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PUTRAJAYA: In an unprecedented move, a nine-man Federal Court Bench handed down a landmark majority judgment that any decision by Bank Negara's Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) on Islamic finance is constitutional and binding on civil courts even though the Council is not a judicial body.
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PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must convince all stakeholders of its sincerity before it can garner sufficient support for its proposal to restore Sabah and Sarawak as equal partne...
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KUCHING, April 10 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) should not shift the blame on Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for its failure to secure the two-thirds majority in Parliament for the amendment Bill last night,...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended his view that the palace has no role in the appointment of the menteri besar, in remarks which are likely to increase tension between him and the Johor r...
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PETALING JAYA: Former federal minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said he chose not to support a constitutional amendment on the status of Sabah and Sarawak tabled by the Pakatan Harapan government yes...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah leaders from the ruling coalition have criticised the 59 MPs who chose to abstain from voting on the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which sought to restore the status...
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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 Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which seeks to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak, was defeated at the Dewan Rakyat tonight.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): After the country made history last July when the first Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum was appointed the Chief Justice (CJ), could there be another h...
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KUCHING, April 9 — Sarawak Reform Party (STAR) has asked Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) federal lawmakers not to support a Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution due to be debated and ...
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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: A leader of an opposition party here has questioned the significant turnout of other opposition leaders for Sabah PPBM’s launch on Saturday.
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For the first time, not just since Pakatan Harapan (PH) came into power in May 2019, but since the loss of the sitting government’s two-third parliamentary majority in March 2008, our Parliament wil...
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KOTA KINABALU: PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated that his party, now launched in Sabah, did not intend to take power in the state, and played down the absence of Parti Warisan Sabah at the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today he does not understand why Opposition MPs are opposed to amending the Federal Constitution in re...
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Malaya was born a democracy on Aug 31, 1957.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah said he is prepared to vacate the dates he had fixed for Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial to accommoda...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition leader Jeffrey Kitingan has set out several proposals on restoring the status of Sabah and Sarawak and urged the federal government to defer the amendment of Article 1(...
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SOMETIMES when I read the horrific toxic messages that go around WhatsApp groups, I have to wonder about my people.
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KOTA KINABALU: A local opposition party today urged Putrajaya to reveal the exact draft wording of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), expected to be tabled for amendments at this Parliament sitting.
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PUTRAJAYA: Almost five years after his death, the Federal Court acquitted the late Karpal Singh of a sedition charge, for allegedly questioning the late Sultan of Perak’s action as relating to the P...