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Dewan passes amendments to Children and Young Persons Act

  • Oct 17, 2018
PARLIAMENT | The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group. Photo credit: Malaysiakini Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran said the amendment to the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 was to ensure the labour laws of the country were in line with international standards, especially International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. He also said since Malaysia ratified th
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Azmin: Crooked bridge was Johor MB's proposal, hasn't reached Putrajaya yet

  • Oct 17, 2018
Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said the crooked bridge project was a proposal by Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian, which had yet to be presented at the federal level. Azmin also noted the federal government's current fiscal challenges and stressed that the priority, for the time being, was on projects that could directly benefit the people such as schools and hospitals. "It was proposed by the Johor menteri besar but certainly, we have mentioned on many occasions that our fisc
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EC members to face tribunal soon

  • Oct 17, 2018
EXCLUSIVE | The government will form a tribunal to investigate various allegations plaguing the Election Commission.This includes purported misconduct by the EC and some of its commissioners, particularly during the running of the last general election.The move is seen as part of an effort to clean up the EC and put into place electoral reforms, and possibly remove some commissioners suspected of misconduct.Sources indicated today that several former Federal Court judges would be appointed to si
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Suit 2 - Ex-PM, wife owe me RM20m over condo project, says Deepak

  • Oct 17, 2018
Former premier Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have appointed lawyer David Matthews to represent them in an RM52.6 million suit filed by carpet businessperson Deepak Jaikishan, his younger brother Rajesh Jaikishan, and their company Radiant Splendour Sdn Bhd.Last month, when the case was called before Kuala Lumpur High Court judge S Nantha Balan, the couple had yet to appoint lawyers for the case.Deepak's lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who attended the case management session to
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Suit 1 – Deepak wants Najib, Rosmah to cough up RM676m for land deal

  • Oct 17, 2018
Carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishian has filed an RM676 million suit against former premier Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor and two companies for conspiracy and exerting undue influence on him over three parcels of land near Bukit Raja.The 180ha piece of land is said to have been the venue of the National Defence Study Centre which was supposed to have been built there in 2007.Besides naming Najib and Rosmah, Deepak named listed company Boustead Holdings Bhd and its subsidiary Bakti Wira De
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Which soldier works without a salary?

  • Oct 17, 2018
Photo credit: The Star For better view of this article, please download the Demi Rakyat App. By Stephen Ng I refer to the letter, “Dawn of Better Civil Service” by chairman of Asli Centre for Public Policy Studies, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam. Written by a former civil servant himself, this letter reveals much about the state of the civil service today. We, the members of the public, would like to convey a strong message to the Chief Secretary, Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar that he
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Anti-hopping law? Constitution ensures freedom of association, minister says

  • Oct 17, 2018
An anti-party hopping law to deter lawmakers from defecting is not in the works, said de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong."The Election Commission is of the view that, for now, all citizens are guaranteed freedom of association."This is in line with Article 10(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution," Liew said in a written parliamentary reply today.He added that the Federal Court ruling in the Nordin Salleh case regarding freedom of association still applies.Liew was responding to a question by Lim
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Let not history repeat itself in new Malaysia

  • Oct 16, 2018
COMMENT | It must be an exciting time to live in Malaysia despite pockets of cynicism, but let not history repeat itself. The government has to explain why promises it made may not be fulfilled and apologise if it is to retain its credibility. It will appear irresponsible, even duplicitous, if it says the manifesto it publicised was merely for an election it might not have won. Such a cock-and-bull story is the modus operandi of Umno, not Pakatan Harapan. On the positive side, it is time t
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More 1MDB charges to be filed against Najib soon - MACC sources

  • Oct 16, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is expected to face more charges relating to 1MDB soon, MACC sources say. Highly placed officials, who spoke to Malaysiakini on condition of anonymity, said the anti-graft body's investigators are currently working to complete new investigation papers. This, added one source, was the reason Najib was summoned to the agency's headquarters in Putrajaya again this morning. "This round of investigation followed new leads in the MACC probe into 1MDB.
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Yeo: M'sia will not be trash can for developed countries

  • Oct 16, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Malaysia will not be a trash can for developed countries, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin reiterated today. "The import of plastic waste has been frozen, illegal recycling factories will no longer operate... the operators of the illegal factories will be punished under Malaysian law. "The government is committed to ensure that Malaysia will not be the plastic trash can for developed countries," Yeo told the Dewan Rakyat during m
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