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Spinning his words Najib denies blaming 1MDB board for scandal

  • Jun 21, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has denied blaming 1MDB's board of directors for the financial scandal which plagues the firm.Referring to the Reuters' interview with him, Najib said that 1MDB's board had a duty and responsibility to advise him on the running of the investment firm."He did not at any time during the interview (with Reuters) say that the 1MDB board was to be blamed for what had happened."Najib will make a further clarification on this at the appropriate time," a Najib spo
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Azmin orders forensic audit on Felda

  • Jun 21, 2018
Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali today told the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), which is currently embroiled in scandals, that "it needs an external forensic audit to get the bottom of this".“I was briefed this morning by Felda Director-General Datuk Ab. Ghani bin Mohd Ali on Felda's management and financial status,” he tweeted with a picture of the meeting.This was followed by another tweet:"Azmin to Felda: Meet the highest standards of governance and best practices.
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Dr M moots lowering voting age to 18

  • Jun 21, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that the Pakatan Harapan government lower the voting age from the current age of 21 to 18.The Malay Mail quoted him as saying that this would be a manifestation of the government's belief that people were well-educated and could make their own judgement."It's worthwhile to consider this […] we follow the practice of other parts of the world," he said.The paper said the prime minister was referring to countries such as the US, the UK, Australia,
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PM: Great job getting rid of Najib or we'd incur RM300b more debt

  • Jun 21, 2018
Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed his gratitude to Malaysians for showing former premier Najib Abdul Razak the exit in the last general election.Otherwise, the prime minister claimed the nation would have incurred RM300 billion more debt.“You've done a great job of getting rid of Najib, and had he won we would incur another RM300 billion of debt,” he told Malay Mail.Mahathir claimed Najib promised between RM60 and 80 billion in allocations for each state if BN had retained power in the May 9 nat
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After a deluge of tip-offs on 'sharks', MACC readies harpoons

  • Jun 21, 2018
The MACC have been receiving a lot of complaints regarding "sharks" who run government departments and GLCs, said chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull.He said that these disclosures have been happening over the past month and many of the complainants were civil servants and GLC staff."MACC is receiving a lot of information and new cases. Most of it came before Hari Raya. We will have to take time to solve it."I can confirm that there are many cases involving 'sharks'. We can't name them. Many i
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Jho Low's lawyers gave reporters the slip

  • Jun 21, 2018
Lawyers representing Jho Low gave reporters the slip after appearing for pre-trial proceedings involving a suit filed by former Umno division head Khairuddin Abu Hassan.Lawyers Rishwant Singh and Francis Ng Aik Guan were believed to have left the courtroom through an exit normally used by judges and court staff after proceedings were held in Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim chambers.Reporters had waited for the duo outside the courtroom hoping to quiz the duo about their client. In the past, Low’s
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IGP: Altantuya murder to be re-investigated

  • Jun 21, 2018
Police will re-open an investigation into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaaribuu, said inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun."Police will conduct the investigation and refer it to the deputy public prosecutor," he said this afternoon.Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Zainuddin Yaacob confirmed that Altantuya's father Shaaribuu Setev had lodged a report with the Dang Wangi district police headquarters yesterday.Zainuddin said police have also recorded a statement
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Nurul Izzah to head TVET reform committee

  • Jun 21, 2018
Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will head a committee overseeing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum reforms, announced Education Minister Maszlee Malik today."Nurul Izzah is someone who cares greatly about TVET and she has discussed with me how it is able to help youth obtain job opportunities as well as to become entrepreneurs."The Pakatan Harapan government is aware of the importance of the technical and vocational stream, as mentioned in Harapan’s (electio
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Gov't gives 'two-faced' uni VCs chance to 'resign honourably'

  • Jun 21, 2018
The vice-chancellors of public universities who are not aligned with the current government will be given the chance to resign honourably, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said.Maszlee says he has met these vice-chancellors and their deputies in private and hoped they would resign voluntarily.He cited a cabinet decision prior to Hari Raya Aidilfitri that politically appointed government-linked company bosses and directors would be replaced."The prime minister (Dr Mahathir Mohamad) has also said
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Ministers banned from issuing support letters with financial implications

  • Jun 21, 2018
The cabinet has decided to bar ministers and deputy ministers from issuing support letters for government projects and matters with financial implications, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said."This is for good governance. This (issuing such letters) was often practised in the past and it led to abuse of power and so on," Maszlee said at a press conference in Putrajaya today.He said this when asked for his comments on the practice of politicians issuing support letters.http://demirakyat.live/ne
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