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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman today defended the appointment of members from his political party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) youth wing for official roles as...
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MP SPEAKS | Sometimes I think I have heard it all from Abdul Hadi Awang.
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PETALING JAYA: Organisers have called off a rally in Brickfields on Saturday (Aug 24) to protest against the introduction of khat lessons in Tamil schools, reported...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Following a rally in Brickfield today against the introduction of khat lessons in Tamil schools, the organisers have called off a larger rally planned for tomorrow.
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The first of two proposed rallies in "Little India", Brickfields took place today without much incident.
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LETTER | I have always loved and admired our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and believe he is truly one of the greatest leaders today.
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Anwar Ibrahim has urged the organisers to scrap the rallies planned in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, this evening and tomorrow afternoon.
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INTERVIEW | Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali were once like father and son before their relationship became strained in recent years, according to the PKR president's political secretary Farhash Wafa Salva...
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has blamed Malaysiakini and DAP for the polemic surrounding preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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Perak exco Paul Yong, who has been charged with raping his former Indonesian domestic worker, must go on leave pending his trial, according to an NGO leader.
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Police today confirmed receiving a notice by organisers of the planned 'Say No to Zakir Naik, Equal Rights To Indians & Other Races' rally, but say that the notice was incomplete and did not meet lega...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Malaysians are split when it comes to choosing between vernacular or single-stream school systems, with those in favour of vernacular schools citing fear of discrimination in ...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 22 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed today that the Cabinet did discuss possible changes in several ministers’ portfolios during its meeting yesterday.
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LETTER | This may appear controversial and sensitive to some.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 — Malaysia’s police today stood by its move to ban controversial India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik from delivering talks publicly in the country even as some lawyers assert...
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Malaysians have split down the middle when it comes to the idea of doing away with vernacular schools, with the top reason for opposition being fear of discrimination in single-stream schools, a surve...
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese education group Dong Zong, which was recently labelled “racist” by the prime minister, today urged Putrajaya to take proactive action to protect the welfare of Utusan Melayu...
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V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secretariat head in the Attorney-General's Chambers, is withdrawing her application for leave to serve a RM100 million writ of summons on Clare Rewcastle-Brown in the Uni...
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In January last year, M Indira Gandhi finally received vindication.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy has sued Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam for allegedly defaming him over the death of fireman Muhammad ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s request for RM10 billion in federal funding for the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects will likely be granted next year, Chief Minister Chow Kon Ye...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Selangor Umno said today it will push for the amendment to the Islamic Religious Administration Enactment (State of Selangor) to allow unilateral child conversions to be table...
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File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: The United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) today pointed out that the government’s move to introduce Jawi for Year 4 p...
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A DAP lawmaker has retracted his earlier remark hailing the demise of Malay language newspaper Utusan Malaysia.
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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has accused Malaysiakini of slandering him with regard to an article about Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi's name being given a vulgar twist.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, P. Waytha Moorthy has sued Umno Supreme Council member, Datuk Lokman Adam over a defamatory speech involving the death of firema...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P. Waytha Moorthy has sued Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam for allegedly defaming him over the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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The country's oldest Malay-language newspaper Utusan Malaysia and its sisterpublication Kosmo!
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised today for causing any “misunderstanding” after being questioned twice by the police for his alleged racial and religious remarks...
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Zakir, who is not allowed to enter Sarawak, has issued an apology.
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The search for Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin came to a sad end with the discovery of her body about 2.5km from the Dusun Resort in Negeri Sembilan.
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Independent preacher Dr Zakir Naik has issued an apology for the hurt caused by his speeches to non-Muslims. Zakir said that he is not a racist and his remarks were "used selectively with fabrications...
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KUALA LUMPUR: In the wake of news that Utusan Malaysia will cease publishing on Wednesday, its owner, Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, could face possible delisting from Bursa Malaysia.
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke (above) has reached an “understanding” with the Singapore government over the deferred Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS). He said the two neighbourin...
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Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has given his blessing to Selangor Umno to seek the sacking of state speaker Ng Suee Lim.
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 18 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today urged Malaysians not entertain purely racial or religious bigotry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — The anti-Lynas rally today saw 400 protesters demanding for Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs’ resignations but decided against burning the PH manifesto as planned.
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PETALING JAYA: Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is “out of control”, PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin was reported to have said today, when urging that more time be given for party leader An...
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LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini report Annuar Musa comes to the defence of Zakir Naik.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Police are believed to have caught the man who threatened to decapitate Syahredzan Johan after the political secretary to Lim Kit Siang suggested the government withdraw the M...
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LETTER | Much has been said against and for Zakir Naik by leaders of the ruling party including by Dr Mahathir Mohamad but we are nowhere near a satisfying conclusion.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 ― Police are not quite done with recording the statements from controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik who is being investigated for intentional insult to provoke a breach of peach...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik spent around five hours today recording his statements with federal police after he was summoned to Bukit Aman over his statements du...
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Controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik has filed a police report against Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy and three others.
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Police will not allow controversial preacher Zakir Naik to address the audience at the "Malaysia Reverts Camp 2019" in Perlis.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― The Home Ministry is reviewing the Malaysian permanent residency of India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik even as police investigate him for incitement.
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LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini report Gamuda founder under fire for comments against armed forces.
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MACC chief Latheefa Koya has denied that there will be any organisational changes in the anti-graft agency due to deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki going on sick leave.
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Defenders of Muslim preacher Zakir Naik appear to have taken a page out of the political handbook, accusing the media, particularly Malaysiakini, of “misquoting”, “spinning” and “taking out ...
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FORMER AmBank relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping replies last week during cross examination raises questions over the extent of Bank Negara’s knowledge of the humongous foreign remittances fac...
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SO the prime minister has confirmed that a group of opposition politicians met him recently.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz urged Malaysians not to allow themselves to be pitted against one another on account of India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and his family are expected to deliver speeches in Perlis in an event called "Malaysia Reverts Camp" which begins tomorrow.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — PKR’s view concerning provocative preacher Dr Zakir Naik will only be made public after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim returns from performing his Haj in Mecca.
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SHAH ALAM, Aug 15 — India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik is under investigation for provocation stemming from his remarks about Malaysia’s minority communities during an event in Kelantan last week.
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PETALING JAYA: Social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir has criticised controversial preacher Zakir Naik for calling on Malaysian Chinese to “go back” to where they belong.
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DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang (photo, above) has defended his party against the perception that concerns over Zakir Naik had been left solely to its Indian Malaysian ministers to raise to the cabinet.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Civil liberties lawyer Syahredzan Johan alleged that he received a death threat via Facebook yesterday after he suggested that authorities rescind controversial India-born pre...
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Social activist Marina Mahathir is the latest to join the chorus condemning preacher Zakir Naik for calling on Chinese Malaysians to leave the country.
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MP SPEAKS | Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has compounded his abuse of Malaysian hospitality by attacking the Chinese Malaysians as “old guests” after attacking the loyalty of the Indian Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has slammed fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik today for “compounding his abuse of Malaysian hospitality” following the latter’s remark calling ethnic...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today joined the call to deport controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, following the latter’s reported inflammato...
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Zakir Naik KUCHING: Three Pakatan Harapan ministers have told the Cabinet that they wanted controversial preacher Zakir Naik out of Malaysia, a news report said.
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Gamuda Bhd founder Koon Yew Yin (above) is under fire from various quarters for a statement deemed disrespectful to the Malaysian Armed Forces.
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Controversial preacher Zakir Naik has claimed that his remarks about Hindu Malaysians had been misquoted.
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MP SPEAKS | Dear prime minister, As a government member of Parliament, this is my second open letter to you pertaining to the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong being labelled as being a racist by y...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Youth wing has launched an online petition calling the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong to be banned.
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LETTER | After all the hue and cry over the gay sex video, one wonders what the final outcome is.
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LETTER | As much as I agree to some extent with the call to Malaysians to "return to mainstream media for authentic, authoritative news", I beg to differ.
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Lim Guan Eng – File photo KUCHING: The Cabinet may review its decision to introduce khat or Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools on Wednesday, barely a week after it was announced that the matter...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said that he will appeal for a review of khat lessons in vernacular schools at this Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, as minority protest...
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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoothy has denied sending Malaysiakini a statement in which he disagreed with teaching of khat in Tamil schools.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is studying the proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, Selangor Mentri Besar (MB) Amirudin Shari said toda...
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PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy today denied speaking to a news portal about khat lessons in Tamil schools, saying he never spoke to its journalists or is...
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PETALING JAYA: The minister for national unity, P Waytha Moorthy, has joined the debate on khat (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in vernacular schools, saying the teaching of Jawi calligraphy was not realis...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has been challenged to name those whom he claimed are conspiring to sow mistrust between.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 11 — All DAP elected representatives nationwide will be summoned for the second time in a month, this time to discuss the renewal of the operating licence for the Lynas’ rare ...
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PETALING JAYA: A petition against the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools is being organised by the Chinese schools movement (Dong Zhong), it was reported today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) will reportedly organise a petition to oppose the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools.
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A Toyota Vellfire often used by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was stolen last week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — DAP Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang said today he is standing by his statement on the introduction of khat in schools, calling all Malaysians instead to overcome their fear o...
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Selangor exco V Ganabatirau (photo, above) said he is prepared to put his political career on the line with regard to the issue of unilateral child conversion.
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PETALING JAYA: The finance ministry will investigate whether money meant to pay the staff of national news agency Bernama was “diverted” for other purposes, its minister Lim Guan Eng said.
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LETTER | Animal slaughter for sacrifice might have made sense at one time (a long, long time ago).
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The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur is an iconic building that is even studied by architecture students but plans to demolish it have been turned into yet another racial an...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — Controversial Mumbai-born Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik extolled Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s courage before a crowd of tens of thousands during a public lecture in PAS-led Ke...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang was seen heckled by the public over the khat issue during a Hungry Ghost Festival event in his constituency on Friday (Aug 9).
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang was seen heckled by the public over the khat issue during a Hungry Ghost Festival event in his constituency on Friday (Aug 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — A member of the Ministry of Education's curriculum drafting committee pulled out from a talk show on khat tonight, reportedly because she was threatened by an NGO opposed to th...
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A professor who was due to appear on current affairs show, Analisis Bersama Finaz Yunus, had to withdraw at the last minute after being threatened by an NGO not to appear.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — Selangor PKR assemblymen have said today they are unaware of any statutory declaration seeking a no-confidence vote against Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
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PETALING JAYA: National news agency, Bernama has told its staff that it is facing cash flow problems, even telling them that it was forced to skip contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) t...
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After repeated delays in the payment of their salaries, the employees of Utusan Melayu Bhd are set to picket on Aug 19.
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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today said state assembly speaker Ng Suee Lim had the mandate to decide whether or not to greenlight the tabling of a proposed amendment which would have allowed ...
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Lim Guan Eng KUCHING: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has urged Malaysians to move on now that the government has decided that the teaching of khat or Jawi calligraphy in vernacular primary school...
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The four coalition parties that form the Selangor government have issued a joint statement backing the leadership of Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari and pledging to drive the state's economic success.
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LETTER | It is indeed very puzzling if not irritably confusing.
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LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini articles Najib: Sniper fired shots at my Pekan office in 2017 and Wong Tack, Fuziah should resign if they’ve dignity - Najib where Najib who was speaking at a d...
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Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong (above) has sought to quell speculation that trouble is brewing in Selangor over a supposed plot to oust Menteri Besar (MB) Amirudin Shari.