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PETALING JAYA (April 20): Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin praised the doubling of affordable housing under the revived Bandar Malaysia project, reports Malaysiakini.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) appealed today for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to meet the families of the purported victims of enforced disappearances...
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(April 20): Special advisor to the Government Tun Daim Zainuddin wonders whether the Barisan Nasional Cabinet had made a collective decision on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and whether ther...
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(April 19): Special advisor to the Government Tun Daim Zainuddin wonders whether the Barisan Nasional Cabinet had made a collective decision on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and whether ther...
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LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Cops summon LGBT activist for questioning over UN speech.
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APRIL 19 — A recent Malaysiakini article ran the headline: “Stay loyal and don’t ask too many questions, PAS supporters told.” The article reports: “PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah...
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Pakatan Harapan is expected to announce the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project that was unexpectedly called off in 2018, Sinchew Daily quoted a cabinet source as saying.
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The Singapore Straits Times has claimed that Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the rulers are in a stalemate over the next chief justice.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Khairy Jamaluddin criticised his Umno party today for excusing Kemayan assemblyman Mohd Fadli Osman’s description of Chinese and Tamil school students as “foreigners”.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad met with Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal in Putrajaya this morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak lost his cool at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex this evening when he yelled at policemen who tried to restrain an unknown individual who had accosted ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): An article by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas lauding news reports which exposed the 1MDB fiasco was used by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defence team to secure an application to ...
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LETTER |  I refer to the Malaysiakini article Have we gone wrong on the matriculation intake?
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Pakatan Harapan and DAP should uphold the spirit of constitutional monarchy, according to Johor executive councillor Tan Hong Pin.
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The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has confirmed that it is probing a recent book launch and forum involving several Muslim women discussing why they have chosen to stop wearing the head...
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PETALING JAYA: Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail has resigned ahead of the end of his three-year term.
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PETALING JAYA (April 15): The hearing date of the two charges against former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng will be decided on May 17.
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PETALING JAYA: A prominent rights activist said he sensed frustration in the resignation of Razali Ismail as chairman of the government’s Humans Rights Commission (Suhakam), just about two weeks sho...
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The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court will decide on May 17 when to hear two charges against former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng. Sessions Court judge Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail said today that he will make...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong has hit back at Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg for blaming his staff for the failure of the amendment Bill which sought...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Police have arrested two men for allegedly searching a police patrol car for evidence of voter fraud during the Rantau by-election in Negri Sembilan yesterday.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today praised Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, saying the government made a bold choice in appointing him despite his lack of political exper...
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LETTER | The Minority Business Chamber (MBC) would like to congratulate the government, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and China Communications Construction Company Ltd for signing a supplementary agreeme...
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Khairy Jamaluddin pointed out that Pakatan Harapan emptied its entire arsenal with regard to the Rantau by-election but failed to win the state seat.
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RANTAU - Barisan Nasional (BN)'s candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has retained his state seat of Rantau in Negeri Sembilan comfortably, in a closely-watched by-election on Saturday (April 13), accor...
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(April 13): At 7.05pm, Malaysiakini reported that Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has retained his Rantau State seat.
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Bersih has urged the Election Commission (EC) and police to act against Umno acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan for exposing his ballot paper.
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(April 13): At 6.45pm, Malaysiakini reported that Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan was leading by 1,823 votes.
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(April 13): Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has won the majority of the early and postal votes.
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Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has defended his statements during a recent ceramah, which courted brickbats from Umno leaders.
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LETTER | I read with interest the Malaysiakini article Constitutional amendment bill: An accident waiting to happen.
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RANTAU POLLS | A video of Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran's ceramah in Tamil, appealing for the Indian community's votes in tomorrow's Rantau by-election, has caught the attention of Khairy Jam...
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PETALING JAYA (April 12): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said if the rulers have absolute powers, they may use the power for their own interests.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Universiti Utara Malaysia will proceed with hosting a talk by controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, which an administrator said was to give students a glimpse of reality.
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More than 50 plastic bags filled with marked Indonesian ballot papers have been reportedly discovered at two locations in Bangi and Kajang ahead of early voting for Indonesians residing overseas this ...
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A blast occurred at Petronas' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) in Pengerang, Johor, early this morning.
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(April 11): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said if the rulers have absolute powers, they may use the power for their own interests.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Granting Rulers absolute power may lead to them advancing their personal interests instead of their states, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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SEEING as Nurul Izzah Anwar has fashioned herself as a person who holds reforms close to her heart, what she said recently about the lack of efforts by the Pakatan Harapan government to implement refo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11) Fiery Barisan Nasional Pasir Salak lawmaker Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (pictured) has surprisingly not defended Felda’s Eagle High deal in Parliament.
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(April 10): The name of the next Johor Menteri Besar will be presented to the Johor Sultan Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar after he accepts Osman Sapian's resignation, said Bersatu president Tan Sri Mu...
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Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has promised to make the right decision for his people at the appropriate time.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rejected today the assertion that it was state rulers’ prerogative to choose their mentri besar, ahead of a looming clash with the J...
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YOURSAY | ‘The 'deep state' has deep pockets, with billions accumulated over the past six decades.’ A coup in M’sia? Nothing is impossible, says minister Newday: It is interesting that Federal T...
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LETTER | With reference to the Malaysiakini article Gov't to propose a law to redevelop buildings without all owners' consent, I hope that the government will consider these views.
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Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has fueled speculation that Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian is to be replaced.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Kedah’s Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah was absent from the recent Conference of Rulers’ meeting to discuss the Rome Statute, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir...
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KUALA LUMPUR • As debate rages on over Malaysia's decision not to accede to the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a small group demonstrated outside the Malaysian Parliament...
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LETTER | The United Nations Association of Malaysia (UNAM) notes with regret the precipitate decision of the Malaysian government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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JOHOR BARU - Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian is expected to meet Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (April 8), with his press secretary downplaying speculation the meeting is b...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Amid a working visit to Kuala Lumpur, an aide to Datuk Osman Sapian has denied allegations that the Johor menteri besar is meeting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to b...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s praise of PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a leader was met with gratitude by the latter.
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An aide to Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian confirmed that his boss will be going to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, but dismissed rumours it is about replacing him as leader of the Johor government.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that "people with vested interests" were attempting to pit the Malay rulers against him and the Pakatan Harapan government should his admin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim of an attempt to pit the rulers against him over the Rome Statute was in reference to a ...
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LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refer to the letter by Lynas Malaysia reported in Malaysiakini on 5 April 2019, which says that our recent statements...
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LETTER | Word is finally out, going by the reports in the press, that a plot to topple our beloved prime minister has been cooking.
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Cabinet ministers should have been present when Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that Malaysia would withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to ...
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LETTER | The Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) commends Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail for his efforts in addressing the issue of monopoly or cartels in Malaysi...
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LETTER | On April 3, the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) delivered its decision in the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh, both of whom were social workers...
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The Attorney-General's Chambers will need to take further action before a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into alleged judicial misconduct can proceed, said the government.
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RANTAU POLLS | Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan has questioned why the Pakatan Harapan-led government hasn't solved the 1MDB scandal surrounding former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, 10 months a...
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LETTER | I noted that the Johor government has the intention to relocate the factories in Pasir Gudang to other locations yet to be identified.
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At a refugee community event last month in George Town dubbed 'Human Flow', Penang Stop Human Trafficking representative James Lochhead wondered aloud, "At a conference or solidarity gathering attende...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — A police officer today suggested that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun be subpoenaed to explain why the latter had said firefighter Muhammad Adib ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Umno acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today asserted that his “penumpang” (squatter) remark was not aimed at non-Malay ministers in the Cabinet.
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NAJIB TRIAL | In his opening statement at the Kuala Lumpur High Court this afternoon, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas described it as a duty and privilege to open the first trial in Malaysian courts in ...
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PETALING JAYA (April 3): The police are still trying to identify suspects who damaged a fire truck on Nov 27 near the Seafield Maha Mariamman Temple (pictured) in USJ, Subang Jaya, reported Malaysiaki...
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LIVE BLOG | The hearing of the criminal trial against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is scheduled to begin today.
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LETTER | The Malaysian Bar notes the media release issued by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) on March 29 regarding the requirements for holders of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC...
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LETTER | It is sad to watch how the national leaders Malaysians elected as their representatives in Parliament behave.
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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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A directive regarding official portraits allowed to be displayed in federal and state government offices in Kelantan originated from the state palace, according to Sinchew Daily.
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KUALA LUMPUR: One hundred passes have been prepared for local and foreign media members covering the case former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, involving the funds of SRC International S...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): One hundred passes have been prepared for local and foreign media practitioners covering the case former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving the funds of SRC In...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak confirmed today he has received a tax bill but was tight-lipped on whether it’s for RM1.5 billion as reported.
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LETTER | I find it amusing that Education Minister, Maszlee Malik (above) has offered to meet with Malaysiakini’s columnist FA Abdul.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was warded at the National Heart Institute (IJN) yesterday.
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PETALING JAYA: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN), Malaysiakini reported.
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for treatment.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 1): Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Salahuddin Ayub said today that he will not interfere in the investigation of his political secretary by the Malaysian Anti-Corrupti...
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PENANG (April 1): There is an oversupply of expensive houses while there is insufficient affordable homes for the people in Penang, former state executive councillor Toh Kin Woon has said in an event ...
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RANTAU POLLS | The Election Commission (EC) has rebutted BN candidate Mohamad Hasan's claim that it delayed the date of the Rantau by-election to slow BN's momentum after the opposition coalition won ...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia plans to develop what it bills as the "world's largest" ship-to-ship transfer hub in the waters of Johor Baru port, with the project attracting the attention of the Johor Crown...
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Education Minister Maszlee Malik has invited playwright Fa Abdul for a meet-up after the latter criticised his idea of introducing a cashless payment system in schools in the future.
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A working group representing Malaysian publishers and editors have prepared a draft bill to create the country's first media council.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said that the ‘circus’ remarks made by the Deputy Prime Minister when expressing disinterest in having his corruption ...
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Tanah Rata assemblyperson Chiong Yoke Kong has called on the BN-led Pahang government to stop evicting farmers in Cameron Highlands and offer them an adequate exit plan instead.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has given the assurance that government machinery will not be used in the Rantau by-election.
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SEREMBAN, March 30: It will be a four-cornered fight for the Rantau State seat.
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RANTAU POLLS | Almost a year after the botched Rantau election resulted in a walkover, Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan will finally face off against PKR's Dr S Streram in a by-election.
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A PKR branch chief in Rantau was attacked by a man wielding a parang this evening.
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LETTER | PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has in the wake of the much publicised rift between him and his deputy Azmin Ali as well as that of his daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar's foreign media burst and Prime ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia Development Berhad three abuse of power charges were amended today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two Umno leaders were among four people who were charged on Thursday (March 28) with two counts of assaulting a 23-year-old Universiti Malaya student during...