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Topic: Malaysia Baru

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Ironic that cops question me in Malaysia Baru, says ex-ambassador
Former ambassador Dennis Ignatius said he finds it ironic that police had summoned him for questioning over his remarks about the controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
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Bukit Aman questions ex-envoy over FMT column on ‘demagogue’ Zakir Naik
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman today questioned former ambassador Dennis Ignatius for two hours over his writing published on FMT last month on the growing influence of Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik ...
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Ex-envoy next to be called by Bukit Aman over Zakir Naik’s complaint
KUALA LUMPUR: Former ambassador Dennis Ignatius will be called in by Bukit Aman tomorrow over a report against him and four others by fugitive Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik, a source told FMT.
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Malaysia is mine and I am hers
COMMENT | As is a routine for me, I sent out my usual Malaysia Day greetings to all those on my WhatsApp broadcast list and the chat groups I belong to.
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In defence of Mukhriz
The involvement of Opcom Holdings and the rumoured links of Mukhriz Mahathir in the RM21 billion National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) has generated so much speculation.
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Malaysia is mine and I am hers — Thomas Fann
SEPTEMBER 16 — As is a routine for me, I sent out my usual Malaysia Day greetings to all those on my WhatsApp broadcast list and into groups I belong to.
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Khalid Ismath released on police bail after giving statement over allegedly seditious tweet
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) youth chief and activist Khalid Ismath has been freed on police bail after having his statement recorded for...
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Just retire YB, Khaled tells Kit Siang
The concept of a "new Malaysia" envisioned by Pakatan Harapan is nothing more than mere rhetoric, as little has changed since the time it took over from BN, according to Umno vice-president Mohamed Kh...
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Yoursay: Rakyat voted for change, but Harapan unable to deliver it
YOURSAY | ‘The whole lot of you have been labelled as kings of U-turns.’ Can Pakatan Harapan win the 15th General Election in 2023?
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Politics and Policy: Freedom of speech cuts both ways
THERE was a post on Facebook recently that read: “There is lots of noise in Malaysia Baru.” Apparently, it was referring to the current war of words among Malaysians about various issues that are ...
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Amid bleak backdrop, Kit Siang meets Dr M and Anwar on nation-building
Prior to the last general election, Pakatan Harapan had promised a new dawn for the nation should the coalition win.
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Bersatu's Wan Saiful: Visit Lynas first before jumping to conclusion
KUANTAN: Several Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council members have urged their Pakatan Harapan colleagues to make the effort to visit the Lynas plant to better understand its operations.
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Why Naik should be stopped: An Islamic theological perspective
This article seeks to highlight Dr Zakir Naik’s violations of Sunni orthodoxy, and to request that Islamic religious authorities and the Malaysian government take the steps necessary to deal with pr...
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Yoursay: DAP must continue to remain fiery and vocal
YOURSAY | ‘Staying in power but not doing the right things for the rakyat is meaningless.’ Kit Siang believes Harapan in crisis, pleads with DAP for ceasefire Anonymous_7c9a867c: I am a DAP suppor...
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Dr Zakir Naik serves four more with notices of demand
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — India-born fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik has demanded that four others apologise and offer a reasonable settlement within 48 hours or risk being sued for defamation.
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The fading vision of ‘Malaysia Baru’
The promise of a new, reformed Malaysia seemed to be the main allure of Pakatan Harapan during GE14, enabling such an unprecedented outcome.
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The worrying nature of 'Malaysia Baru’
LETTER | The promise of a new, reformed Malaysia seemed to be the main allure of Pakatan Harapan during GE14, enabling such an unprecedented outcome.
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Moderation needed amid inflammatory issues
MP SPEAKS | There have been so many inflammatory issues dominating our political landscape at this moment.
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Did you expect Dr M to be a puppet, PPBM man asks DAP MP
PETALING JAYA: A PPBM Supreme Council member today criticised a DAP MP who called for a review of the decision-making process by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council.
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Wong Tack won't quit, urges people to reclaim 'ownership of government'
A DAP lawmaker has exhorted the people to be united and fight to “regain ownership of the government” in order to steer it in the right direction.
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With logic laid waste over Lynas, MP wonders about 'dark secrets'
The BN administration might have allowed rare-earths producer Lynas Corp to operate in Malaysia due to greed and being dull-witted but it is beyond logic for the current leadership to continue endorsi...
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Zuraida agrees to meet Abang Johari concerning tuai rumah allowances
Zuraida Kamaruddin – Bernama file photo KUCHING: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has agreed to arrange for a meeting with chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Ope...
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Zuraida agrees to meet Abang Johari to discuss on issues raised
Zuraida Kamaruddin – Bernama file photo KUCHING: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has agreed to arrange for a meeting with chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Ope...
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Reform efforts will come to nought if PH loses GE15: Kit Siang
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) efforts to reform the nation will come to nought if it loses the 15th General Election (GE15), said Lim Kit Siang.
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Kit Siang urges PH to convince Sarawakians of need for Sarawak Baru
Lim arrives for the dinner accompanied by PH Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
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Is Pakatan Harapan a one-term wonder?
Instead of focusing on the many serious challenges that confront our nation, the country’s Malay leadership is once again involved in another internecine power struggle.
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10 Pahang PKR divisions back Anwar's leadership
KUANTAN: Ten out of 14 Pahang PKR divisions have pledged their support for party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's leadership.
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Rahman Dahlan: What has happened to Pakatan's promise to assist Sabah, Sarawak?
PUTRAJAYA: An Umno supreme council member has reminded PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that his priority is to ensure that Pakatan Harapan's pledges to give social justice to Sabah and Sarawak are fulfilled.
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Sapa pledges full support for S’wak govt in OMO amendment
Ng addressing the crowd during the 722 Sarawak Independence Day celebration at Padang Merdeka today.
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Malaysia assures fair handling of issues involving Indonesian workers: Saifuddin
JAKARTA: Malaysia yesterday assured to Indonesia that it would handle fairly and justly, criminal cases such as rape and murder involving citizens of the republic that are working in Malaysia.
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Malaysia assures fair handling of issues involving Indonesian workers
Malaysia today gave an assurance to Indonesia that it would handle fairly and justly, criminal cases such as rape and murder involving citizens of the republic that are working in Malaysia.
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Malaysia assures fair handling of issues involving Indonesian workers
Malaysia today gave an assurance to Indonesia that it would handle fairly and justly, criminal cases such as rape and murder involving citizens of the republic that are working in Malaysia.
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Waytha Moorthy heads new Indian political party
KUALA LUMPUR: A new political party to look into the interest of the Indian community has been set up, says P. Waytha Moorthy.
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New political party formed to address interests of Indian community
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy has announced that a new political party has been set up to address the interests of the Indian community.
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Jelebu MP: Let academics air their views on national matters
SEREMBAN: Academics should be allowed to air their views on national matters as long as it was not in violation of the relevant laws or university rules.
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Pastor Raymond Koh and the great cover-up
“I defy decent people to read it, without their hearts leaping in indignation and shouting their revolt…” ~ Emile Zola, ‘I accuse.’ I attended the book launch of “Where is Pastor Raymond K...
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Mixed reaction to lowering of voting age proposal
KUCHING: The federal government’s proposal to lower the voting age in the country has received mixed reactions from local politicians.
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What’s up, doc?
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is generally recognised as a statesman, one who has done much for Malaysia.
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Nothing wrong with asking for non-Muslim feedback on Islamic curriculum
The education ministry recently announced a task force to re-look the Islamic education curriculum in government schools.
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Something rotten in the state of Malaysia Baru
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” is what Marcellus, an officer of the palace guard, uttered in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” after the ghost of the dead king appears, walking over the ...
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MBPJ officers suspended over alleged bribery
SHAH ALAM: Several Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) enforcement officers, who allegedly demanded bribes from business operators, have been instructed to cease field duties.
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Azmin’s sex scandal investigation must be independent, says Rafizi
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — The sex scandal implicating minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should be investigated independently by the police without external interference, Rafizi Ramli said today.
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#JustSaying: Does Latheefa deserve to be the MACC's new boss?
#JUSTSAYING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ex-politician to clean up corruption in Malaysia, and he’s done it without asking anyone.
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Chant wants federal agency to intervene in race to build northern airport
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang interest group today called for a win-win solution in view of reports by various quarters to build a new airport to serve the four northern states.
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Gay sex involving politicians is not gutter politics
The explosive news linking a senior politician with gay sex has been described as “gutter politics”.
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Pawn in the game?
Much has been said about the recent controversial appointment of Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The premature end to Mohd Shukri Abdull’s tenure as MACC chief...
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Zuraida expresses regret, sadness over viral sex clips
Zuraida Kamaruddin – Bernama file photo KUCHING: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin expressed her regret and sadness over the viral sex video clips that were allegedly linked to a top party lead...
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Zuraida expresses regret, sadness over viral sex clip
Zuraida Kamaruddin – Bernama file photo KUCHING: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin expressed her regret and sadness over the viral sex video clip that was allegedly linked to a top party leader...
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Family friend on Jho Low: Innocent until proven guilty
GEORGE TOWN (June 12): Friend of Low Taek Jho's family Yan Lee has stated that “the public and authorities” should not to “prejudge” the fugitive businessman over the 1MDB corruption scandal, ...
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Family friend on Jho Low: Innocent until proven guilty
GEORGE TOWN (June 12): Friend of Low Taek Jho (pictured) aka Jho Low’s family Yan Lee has stated that “the public and authorities” should not to “prejudge” the fugitive businessman over the ...
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Let Jho Low defend himself in absentia, says family friend
GEROGE TOWN: A close friend of Low Taek Jho’s parents today suggested that prosecutors allow the runaway businessman to defend himself in absentia, following the latter’s concerns over the likelih...
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Defending Jho Low, family friend insists fugitive financier innocent until convicted
GEORGE TOWN, June 12 — A friend of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s family urged the public and authorities today not to prejudge the central character in the global 1MDB corruption scandal Yan L...
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Sex clips emerge in "Malaysia Baru" targeting minister | KiniFlash - 11 Jun
Malaysian politics is no stranger to sex tapes.
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Bersatu being hypocrites in appointment of MACC chief
LETTER | Bersatu Youth exco Muzzammil Ismail fully backs the veto of the prime minister on the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new chief commissioner of the MACC.
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Fearless Latheefa is exactly what the MACC needs
COMMENT | The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner has been described as “sudden,” “surprising” and even “mind-boggling” b...
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After Khoo Kay Kim’s death, time for new Malaysian history
The recent passing of Khoo Kay Kim, widely recognised as Malaysia’s national historian, has triggered an outpouring of tributes from fellow academics, political leaders, former students and the publ...
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Do not abuse press freedom to sensationalise religious, racial issues: Mujahid
GEORGE TOWN: Nobody is allowed to abuse the press freedom afforded by Pakatan Harapan to sensationalise racial or religious issues which could lead to hatred, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s D...
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Mujahid: Press freedom not a green light to sensationalise racial and religious issues
All parties should not abuse the press freedom practised by Pakatan Harapan and sensationalise racial or religious issues which could lead to hatred, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department...
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#JUSTSAYING: Get mad at Maslee Malik’s verbal gaffe, but don’t let it divide us
#JUSTSAYING: Maszlee Malik is Malaysia Baru’s most controversial Cabinet Minister to date, mostly thanks to his habit of putting his foot in his mouth.
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Gerakan to 'racist' Maszlee: Most firms don't have Mandarin requirement
Gerakan has accused Education Minister Maszlee Malik of being a racist by insinuating that the bumiputera community were denied jobs due to Mandarin requirements.
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#JUSTSAYING: Malaysian second?
#JUSTSAYING: Maszlee Malik is Malaysia Baru’s most controversial Cabinet Minister to date, mostly thanks to his habit of putting his foot in his mouth.
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Importance of integrity
MALAYSIA Baharu was adopted as a slogan to mark the victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition at the 14th General Election on May 9 last year.
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Umno veep rejects ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ concept, insists must centre on Islam and Malay culture
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Umno will not accept any concept that does not have Islam and the Malay culture at its heart, the Opposition party’s vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said tod...
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Retract Mandarin requirement remark, DAP Youth urges Maszlee
DAP Youth has urged Education Minister Maszlee Malik to retract his remark linking the matriculation intake quota to the Chinese language requirement for some jobs.
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Education system – moving backwards in New Malaysia
LETTER | Our Education Minister Maszlee Malik responded to a question about possibility of loosening quota for matriculation student by saying that "If we want to change, if we say in 'Malaysia Baru' ...
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New Malaysia is coming but not overnight, says Wan Azizah
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today called on the people tocome together and develop Malaysia Baru as the process takes time and cannotbe achieved overnight.She said the Malaysia Baru...
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Frankly Speaking: A glimpse of hope
One year on, Malaysia Baru has been a mixed bag so far.
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Vernacular schools don't have quotas like matriculation, Bersatu told
DAP Youth has rebuked its counterpart in Bersatu for suggesting that vernacular schools should be dissolved before there is any discussion about the race quota in matriculations.
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Malaysia's unpopular Education Minister Maszlee stumbles into another controversy
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's unpopular Education Minister Maszlee Malik has stumbled into another controversy, even as two new petitions at change.org called on the government to remove him.
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Don calls out ‘hypocrisy’ in action against Shia group
PETALING JAYA: A political scientist has called out government hypocrisy in its action against a Shia group, and questioned if the Islamic principle of Rahmatan lil ‘Alamin, or “mercy to all” ap...
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Wan Azizah - New Malaysia is coming but not overnight
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today called on the people to come together and develop Malaysia Baru as the process takes time and cannot be achieved overnight.
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MPKj opens up access to disputed road to Bangi temple
The Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) has forcefully opened the access road to the Sri Maha Karumariamman temple in Ladang Bangi, which has become the subject of dispute between a developer and former e...
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Education minister whipped for 'behaving like Umno politician'
Education Minister Maszlee Malik's remarks linking the continuation of the matriculation quota to unfair employment practices in the private sector with regard to the bumiputera is shocking, Penang De...
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'Equality not just about matriculation, also Mandarin requirement for jobs'
Providing equal opportunities to all races should not only be looked at from the perspective of education, but also employment, Maszlee Malik said today.
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Vivian Wong dedicates victory to late father
SANDAKAN: Newly-elected Sandakan MP Vivian Wong has dedicated her win to her late father Datuk Stephen Wong who died on March 28.
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Happy birthday, Malaysia Baharu! ― Limli
MAY 9 ― You are one year old.
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Checks and Balances: True test of reformation lies in the future
Although civil society may be concerned about the slow pace of reform in Malaysia Baru, the Pakatan Harapan government has done more in one year than the Barisan Nasional ever did in checking gross ab...
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Driving growth: New ideas to stimulate economy lacking
Almost a year has gone by under the rule of a new government over what is now called “Malaysia Baru”. My primary concern would be the economic state that we are in and how far we have regressed.
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May 9, 2018: The day that shook Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: May 9, 2018 will forever be etched in the memories of Malaysians.
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Civil servants keep PH Govt projects in Johor on track — MB
ISKANDAR PUTERI (May 7): The close cooperation rendered by civil servants in Johor in the past year has been instrumental in the smooth implementation of projects carried out by the Pakatan Harapan (P...
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Civil servants keep PH govt projects in Johor on track: MB
ISKANDAR PUTRI: The close cooperation rendered by civil servants in Johor in the past year has been instrumental in the smooth implementation of projects carried out by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) admini...
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On us to see monarchs don’t ‘self-destruct’, says ‘lowly royal servant’ Kadir
PETALING JAYA: The tit-for-tat between the Johor Crown Prince, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Putrajaya continued today, with A Kadir Jasin reminding the Johor crown prince that the people are free ...
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After veiled TMJ swipe, Kadir says he's ensuring royals don't 'self-destruct'
Blogger A Kadir Jasin (above) said people are free to discuss anything in this country, including ensuring that the monarchy doesn't "self-destruct".
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Replace Minimum Wages Order with Living Wages Act
LETTER | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's view that low wages are better than none, sadly, is a representation of the mindset of the ultra-capitalist class!
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Yoursay: The more they object, the more urgent IPCMC should be formed
YOURSAY | ‘This is not a question of 153,000 retired personnel objecting; it is about transparency and ethics.' Police object to having IPCMC oversee disciplinary cases Brave Malaysian: It’s natur...
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'March to Palace of Justice' – lawyers see red over Arun's prison sentence
The Federal Court's decision to impose a prison sentence on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt has courted flak from legal eagles.
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Aliran: Civilised discourse not an option, it's essential
ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by cyber bullies, abetted by officials who need to examine their priorities and review their standard operating procedures (SOPs). Aliran is sh...
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'Unveiling Choice' - stop selective official harassment of minority groups
LETTER | Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyberbullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review their sta...
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Stop selective official harassment of minority groups — Aliran
APRIL 19 — Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyber bullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review thei...
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Open letter to Council of Churches Malaysia — Too Xing Ji
APRIL 18 — Dear Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri, I write to you in good faith as a fellow citizen of Malaysia to humbly ask that the Council of Churches reconsiders its decision to object to the Devourer Con...
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Stop self-sabotaging, Harapan
LETTER | On April 11, a minister made a speech in Rantau telling members of one community to only vote their own.
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PH still the better choice, warts and all
A number of political developments and events have unfolded over the past few weeks, casting a pall over Malaysia Baru.
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Najib brings old team back together, questions PH’s moral legitimacy
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak has hit out at Pakatan Harapan over its broken manifesto pledges, labelling “Malaysia Baru” as just a hollow slogan.
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No law says foreign donations not taxable, says expert
There is no law that says that foreign donations are exempted from taxes, says tax expert Veerinderjeet Singh.
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Yoursay: No Malaysia Baru without Mahathir Baru
YOURSAY | ‘The reforms are not happening because Bersatu wants to be boss…’ 10 unlikeable things about Dr M JW: Bravo, Malaysiakini columnist P Gunasegaram, on all 10 points.
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Extremism sets out to abort nation-building — Howard Lee
MARCH 30 — When regime change happened as a result of GE14, we the people were thrown in to a state of climactic euphoria celebrating our nation’s renewal and our love for each other as a people.
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Release CEP report to the public, think tank tells Putrajaya
PETALING JAYA: A think tank today voiced concern over the government’s announcement that the report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) will remain under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The Inst...
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Formerly stateless girls ace SPM despite issues
PUTRAJAYA: While a bright student in Klang got her citizenship after an almost six-year wait, a straight As girl in Ipoh is running against time to secure hers so that she can apply to study in a public university.
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Demi PH, PKR-PPBM wajar perkukuh hubungan
Kritikan terbuka antara ahli politik PKR dengan PPBM boleh menjejaskan fokus dan misi Pakatan Harapan (PH) untuk membina semula negara dan mewujudkan Malaysia Baru.
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Hanipa: Dr M isn’t perfect, but who is?
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Responding to criticism of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his stand on retaining Datuk Ronald Kiandee as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson, a Deputy Mini...
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