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Audio recording allegedly of Perak exco aide’s conversation sent to forensics
Razarudin (centre) witnesses the handing-over of duties between Mohamad Zainal (left) and Barudin.
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Audio recording allegedly of Perak Exco’s aide sent to forensics dept
PARIT: Police will send an audio recording to the forensics department to identify the authenticity of voice in a conversation allegedly involving a Perak Exco’s assistant attempting to cut a deal o...
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Audio recording to the forensics department says police
Police will send an audio recording to the forensics department to identify the voice in the conversation of a Perak exco’s assistant allegedly attempting to cut a deal over a case with an investiga...
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Audio recording allegedly of Perak exco aide sent to forensics
PARIT: Police will send an audio recording to the forensics department to identify the voice in a conversation with a Perak executive councillor’s assistant allegedly attempting to cut a deal over a...
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Kevin Morais not involved in SRC probe, court told
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The late deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais was not involved in investigations into the embezzlement of funds from former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)...
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Kevin Morais not involved in SRC probe, court told
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The late deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais was not involved in investigations into the embezzlement of funds from former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)...
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SRC trial: MACC planned to charge several others apart from Najib, confirms draft charge sheet against ex-PM in 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) initially planned to charge several other people, and not just Datuk Seri Najib Razak, over the alleged misappropriation of RM4...
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IGP not above the law, says Malaysian Bar
KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police should not be excluded from scrutiny along with other members of the police force by the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), says the Malaysian Bar.
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IGP must not be excluded from IPCMC purview, insists Bar Council
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar Council today said it is “not acceptable” for the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to be excluded from the purview of the Independent Police Complaints and Miscond...
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IGP should not be excluded from purview of IPCMC, says Malaysian Bar
KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) should be scrutinised along with other members of the police force by the Independent Police Complaints and...
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Time to stand up and be counted
A lot more has to be done to improve human rights in our country.
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IPCMC bill weak, needs more consultation, NGO says
PETALING JAYA: An NGO has called for further consultation by the government on the bill for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) tabled in Parliament last month, saying ...
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Press freedom: Malaysia top in Southeast Asia
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is ranked first among Southeast Asian countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
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Press freedom: Malaysia top in Southeast Asia
PUTRAJAYA (July 18): Malaysia is ranked first among Southeast Asian countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PM: Freedom of Information Act to replace OSA
The Freedom of Information Act will be drawn up to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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Govt to table amendments to OSA next year
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is expected to table an amendment to the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972 next year, aimed at curbing leaks in government agencies, deputy law minister Hanipa Maidin said today.
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Prosecutors tells Perak cops to pursue investigation on state exco, PKR leader
IPOH, July 16 — Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain said his agency has received orders from the state prosecution chief to investigate a Perak exco for corruption and alleged abuse.
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'I rejected multi-million ringgit offer to switch parties - why go for thousands now?'
Perak state executive councillor Abdul Yunus Jamhari says he rejected a multi-million ringgit offer to change parties in 2009, the year in which the then-Pakatan Rakyat Perak government was toppled th...
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Exco man accused of graft
IPOH: The Perak exco line-up has been hit with another controversy after one of its members, Abdul Yu­­nus Jamhari, was accused of soliciting kickbacks from two companies.
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Perak exco accused of power abuse and corruption
IPOH, July 13 — Days after a Perak executive councillor was accused of raping a maid, now another exco has been accused of abusing power to demand bribes and leaking government information.
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Perak PKR to allow investigation into alleged corruption by state exco
PETALING JAYA: Perak PKR will allow the authorities to investigate an allegation that a state exco had leaked the state government’s meeting minutes in order to solicit commission from two companies...
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PKR man accuses Perak exco member of soliciting commission, lodges report
IPOH: A PKR member has lodged a police report alleging that a Perak executive council member tried to solicit commission from two companies that are trying to purchase land in Kerian, Perak.
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Journey to freedom of expression derailed
EVEN if your interest in politics and human rights is at the lowest level, you would have heard of someone being detained or sanctioned by the government for voicing their opinions whether it is via a...
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‘Unrealistic targets, lack of political will reasons for unfulfilled promises’
KUALA LUMPUR: Many of the election promises made by Pakatan Harapan (PH) have failed to be implemented due to unrealistic targets and a lack of political will.
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Lawyers all set and ready
SHAH ALAM: The defence team of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is now facing 87 criminal charges, is ready to fight the charges.
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Green activist urges law reforms, boycott against companies over climate change
PETALING JAYA, June 25 — Eco-activist Gurmit Singh called today for Putrajaya to reform environmental laws, despite admitting that the country is over-regulated.
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Will Latheefa be impartial?
LATHEEFA Koya was the last person I spoke to before I was arrested (but never charged) as part of an Official Secrets Act investigation back in 2007.
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Deputy chief minister to bring up declassifying Double Six report request to Sabah CM
KOTA KINABALU, June 6 — Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew today said that she will bring up the topic of declassifying the tragic 1976 Double Six plane crash which took the lives of several promi...
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Act on old ‘secret’ reports to solve problem of illegals, urges PBS
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah today urged the state government to continue the previous administration’s efforts to stop illegal immigrants from obtaining Malaysian citizenship.
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Yoursay: Harapan can lose the battle, but not the war
YOURSAY | ‘Manage protests that will come with perceived unpopular changes.
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More media freedom but same old ‘irresponsible’ coverage, says group
PETALING JAYA: A human rights group dedicated to freedom of speech and expression says the media is freer under the new Pakatan Harapan government but much needs to be done to encourage “responsible...
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Don’t claim ignorance over toll concessions, Najib tells Mahathir
PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today hit out at Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his “excuse” as to why Pakatan Harapan failed to abolish tolls as promised prior to the May 9 polls.
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Press Freedom: Build on creditable progress for freer expression
Since the last general election, the space for press freedom has expanded considerably.
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Pakatan’s year of distractions
IN George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm, oppressed farm animals banded together to overthrow their human masters who had neglected and ill-treated them.
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Myanmar can start new chapter after freeing Reuters journalists: UK's Hunt
Britain welcomed Myanmar’s release of two Reuters journalists on Tuesday after more than 500 days in jail, a step that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said could open a new chapter in relations.
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Open letter to Pakatan Harapan on its first anniversary in government — Ding Jo-Ann
May 8 — Dear Pakatan Harapan A year ago, Malaysia ushered in the new government with much hope and expectation.
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Reuters journalists freed in Myanmar after 511 days behind bars
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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Reuters reporters in Myanmar freed from prison after more than 500 days
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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The ‘10 most urgent’ cases of press freedom violations
PULITZER prize winners, a veteran investigative reporter, a blogger and a photographer.
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On World Press Freedom Day, Dr M congratulates Malaysian media over improved ranking
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated the media after Malaysia jumped up 22 places in the latest World Press Freedom Index.
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Huawei leak scandal rocks Britain’s bickering government
LONDON, April 28 — Britain’s splintered government was rocked Friday by a burgeoning scandal over who leaked news that Prime Minister Theresa May has conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to deve...
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Huawei leak scandal rocks UK government
Britain’s splintered government was rocked April 26 by a growing scandal over who leaked news that Prime Minister Theresa May has conditionally allowed Chinese giant Huawei to develop the UK 5G network.
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US criticises Myanmar court decision on Reuters journos
The United States criticised Myanmar on Wednesday after the Asian country's high court upheld the sentencing of two Reuters journalists, expressing deep concern about freedom of expression and urging ...
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Saifuddin: We hope Myanmar govt will improve press freedom
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes that the government of Myanmar will improve the safety of journalists and press freedom in the country, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Myanmar top court rejects final appeal of Reuters reporters
Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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Najib claims video of court proceedings does not come under OSA
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that video footage of his trial that was uploaded on Facebook is an "official recording" from the court and claims that it does not fall under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
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Ex-Sabah Umno rep sues army general, dailies over reports of ‘arrest’ for suspected armed intrusion
KOTA KINABALU, April 23 — Former Umno state assistant minister Datuk Ramlee Marahaban is suing the State army general for defamation after the latter issued a statement and photographs of the “arr...
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Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists
Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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Malaysia jumps up 22 places in latest Press Freedom index
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has jumped 22 places to 123rd in the latest World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
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Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty
Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
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CEP report to remain classified for now: PM
KUALA LUMPUR: It will be some time before Malaysians get to see the full report of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on the nation’s economic status.
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CEP to remain classified for now: PM
KUALA LUMPUR: It will be some time before Malaysians get to see the full report of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on the nation’s economic status.
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Dr M: CEP's 100-day report under wraps to avoid derailing ongoing probes and lawsuits
The government will not make the Council of Eminent Persons' (CEP) 100-day report public for now to avoid derailing ongoing investigations and possible defamation suits, the Prime Minister said when a...
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CEP report kept under wraps to prevent defamation suits, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report will not be made public yet in order to prevent defamation suits, although it may be revealed in the f...
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PM: CEP findings won’t be published to avoid defamation suits
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The government will not make the report of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) public as some of the findings are still being investigated by the relevant authorities, Tun D...
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Law minister: Tabling of Bill on equality for Sabah, Sarawak in Parliament next week
KOTA KINABALU, April 2 — The government is set to table amendments to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) in Parliament next week, Datuk Liew Vui Keong sai...
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Cabinet will decide whether CEP report should be revealed, says Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet will consider a suggestion to release the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report from the Official Secrets Act, says Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Certain matters in CEP report can’t be revealed as still under discussion, says PM
LANGKAWI: There are matters in the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report that are still under deliberation.
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Dr M indicates CEP report could be made public but only after govt scrutiny
LANGKAWI, March 30 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today did not deny the possibility that the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report on Pakatan Harapan government’s first 100-day in power could be rel...
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Azmin: CEP report should be made public
The Council of Eminent Persons' (CEP) report should be made public and not be classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), said Azmin Ali.In saying this, the Economic Affairs Minister said that th...
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Daim on CEP report – should be public but not my call to make
Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairperson Daim Zainuddin has opined that the CEP report should be made public but it is up to the government to make the call.
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Report: Daim says CEP 100-day report can be made public but not in totality
KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin supports the release of CEP’s 100-day report but conceded that some of its information should be placed under ...
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Daim backs release of CEP report but says it’s up to govt
PETALING JAYA: The Council of Eminent Persons backs the release of its report to the public, although chairman Daim Zainuddin admits he does not have the final say on the matter.
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Be transparent about CEP report, say lawmakers
PETALING JAYA: Several lawmakers and analysts have questioned the need to classify the Council of the Eminent Persons’ (CEP) 100-day report under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
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Azmin admits CEP report is not a matter of national security
Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali admits that the Council of Eminent Persons' (CEP) 100-day report is not a matter of national security.Azmin said it was purely recommendations by...
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PKR MPs slam OSA seal on CEP report
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Two PKR MP’s have today voiced their dissatisfaction at the government’s decision to classify the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report under the Official Secrets Act ...
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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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‘Let down’ by report’s OSA status
PETALING JAYA: Civil society groups are disappointed with the government’s decision to place the Council of Eminent Persons’ (CEP) 100-day report under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
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CEP 100-day report is a secret document
KUALA LUMPUR: The Council of the Eminent Persons’ (CEP) 100-day report will not be made public, says Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.
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CIJ disappointed CEP report will remain under OSA
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) voiced their disappointment that the report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) will remain under the Official Secrets Act (O...
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No need for CEP as we are quick learners: Hanipa Maidin
KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need to seek further advice from the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) as leaders from the current government are fast learners, a deputy minister claimed.
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Putrajaya refuses to lift OSA veil from Council of Eminent Persons’ report
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The government will not declassify the Council of Eminent Persons’ (CEP) report and release it to the public, Datuk Hanipa Maidin told Parliament today.
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CEP report to remain under Official Secrets Act
KUALA LUMPUR: The report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) will remain under the Official Secrets Act as it contains confidential information, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Freedom of speech, with responsibility
LETTER | The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned with the direction of punitive repression for freedom of expression, coupled with a lack of responsible decision-making on the part of...
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Freedom of speech, with responsibility — Centre for Independent Journalism
MARCH 18 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned with the direction of punitive repression for freedom of expression, coupled with a lack of responsible decision-making on the par...
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Pakatan delay in law reforms, judicial misconduct RCI to top lawyers’ AGM today
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Malaysian Bar will be discussing and voting today on nine proposed resolutions ranging from urging the government to end its alleged “procrastination” in implementin...
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Sri Ram can continue to prosecute Najib, court rules
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed Najib Razak’s application to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as the lead prosecutor for his 1MDB-related case.
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Annuar urges probe into ‘leak’ of MACC papers on Penang tunnel project
PETALING JAYA: Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa today called for a probe into the alleged leak of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation papers by a blogger.
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No discussion on logging in exco meeting, says Aziz Bari
IPOH, Feb 15 — Perak Education, Science, Environment, Green Technology and Information Committee chairman Abdul Aziz Bari today said the state exco did not discuss logging activity near the Orang As...
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Leaked AGC e-mail – cops call in MCA's Chan for questioning
MCA central committee member Chan Quin Er (above) has been called in for questioning by Bukit Aman tomorrow over the leak of an Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) directive that judicial hearings of hi...
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Data of 14,200 HIV patients in Singapore leaked
SINGAPORE: Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has ascertained that confidential information regarding 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 2,400 of their contacts, is in the p...
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MySay: Public-private partnerships and the way forward
Malaysia’s use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) since the mid-1980s for the provision of goods and services traditionally provided by the government generated a great deal of controversy almost...
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Here’s how to prove you’re serious about transparency, Sabah govt told
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has urged the state government to pass freedom of information laws in a bid to make the current administration more open, transparent and accountable.
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Have proper guidelines on khalwat raids, says hotelier
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chapter in Kedah has called on the authorities to provide clearer guidelines on “khalwat” (close proximity) raids.
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Badar squad founder remanded under OSA
Founder of anti-vice Badar squad Azhar Mohamad has been remanded for four days to assist investigations under the Official Secrets Act and the Societies Act.
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Squad Badar founder arrested for allegedly conducting illegal religious enforcement
SUNGAI PETANI: Police have arrested the anti-vice Badar squad's founder Azhar Mohamad for allegedly conducting illegal religious enforcement.
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Myanmar court rejects jailed reporters' appeal
A Myanmar court rejects the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to...
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Judicial commission to discuss appointments of top judges
PUTRAJAYA: The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will discuss succession plans in the judiciary as seven Federal Court judges are retiring this year, Chief Justice Richard Malanjum said.
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DOJ training not due to high profile cases: CJ
PUTRAJAYA : Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profil...
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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient ...
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70 witnesses to be called in Najib, Irwan CBT case
KUALA LUMPUR : Around 70 witnesses will be called by the prosecution in the criminal breach of trust (CBT) case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and former Treasury secretary-gene...
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