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New Pakistan PM wants to visit Dr M

  • Oct 19, 2018
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his desire to visit Malaysia in a telephone conversation with Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. In a statement today, the Prime Minister's Office said Mahathir had replied that he would be happy to receive the new Pakistani premier. "In their conversation, they exchanged views on issues of combating corruption," said the PMO. Khan had telephoned Mahathir at 1.45pm today. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, which Khan leads, swept into power in
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Zahid refused to walk free – wife

  • Oct 19, 2018
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had rejected his lawyer's proposal to seek his release from the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, according to his wife Hamidah Khamis. “The lawyer wanted to free him but he refused. He (Zahid) will be here (MACC headquarters) until tomorrow morning (and be taken) straight to court,” she was quoted as saying by Bernama. The national news agency reported that Zahid had refused his lawyer's proposal to seek bail for him. Quizzed on how she felt regardin
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India considering 14-day visa free entry for M'sia - minister

  • Oct 19, 2018
"I made the case with the Indian visa fee hike in July, many Malaysians especially low-income earners found it difficult to bear the cost and could not visit India as a result. They often visit India for historical temples and religious reasons,” he said in a statement. The new visa fee was implemented on July 1. The price of India's eVisa increased from RM200 to RM320, and is valid for four months. Over-the-counter visas are now priced at RM462.56 (excluding service charges) and are vali
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Rail nice - All bidders for MRT2 underground got a slice of the pie

  • Oct 18, 2018
As the Finance Ministry moves to pare down the cost of the underground portion of the MRT2 project, new information suggests that contractors MMC-Gamuda had subcontracted several portions of the project to competitors who joined the bidding process. In April 2016, Putrajaya’s One-Stop Procurement Committee, chaired by then-prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, had awarded the contract to a joint venture company involving MMC Corp Bhd and Gamuda Bhd (MMC-Gamuda). Two other China-owned firms p
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RMK11 review indicates digital, carbon tax on the horizon

  • Oct 18, 2018
RMK11 | The mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK11) indicates that a digital tax is on the horizon. Unlike past reviews, which focused on the country’s performance in the first two years of the five-year plan, the review this time also outlines realigned priorities following the installation of a new government. The mid-term review, prepared by the Economic Affairs Ministry, notes that the government will receive less revenue from public tax collection. This is due to the ab
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How can lawmakers smoke in the august house?

  • Oct 18, 2018
Photo credit: MalaysiakiniFor better view of this page, please download Demi Rakyat AppBy Stephen Ng I find amusing when Malaysian lawmakers would make a fuss of the "No Smoking" ban in the parliament. What exactly is it that makes the elected members of parliament different from the rest of us? Surely, they are not above the law! If universities have turned their campuses into "No Smoking" Zones, there is no reason why the august house cannot accept the reform that we have desired so m
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Open letter to Tun Dr Mahathir

  • Oct 18, 2018
By Stephen Ng  Dear Tun, One of the promises in the election manifesto was to solve the issue of stateless people. Their plight has been highlighted far and wide in the local media, and promises have also been made to give citizenship to people who were born in Malaysia. No thanks to your officers at National Registration Centre (JPN), things are not moving as we have expected. While fake identify cards have been identified throughout the country, in particular Sabah, genuine cases of c
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Dr M hopes RMK11 review will turn M'sia from kleptocracy to democracy

  • Oct 18, 2018
RMK11 | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad hopes the review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK11) will help transform Malaysia from a kleptocracy into a true democracy."If all that is contained in this document is implemented, I am confident that Malaysia can roar again as the Tiger of Asia. "Malaysia's image will turn from a kleptocratic country into a true democratic country with a government that is clean, noble, and with integrity."Malaysians in any corner of the world can proudly introduce
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MyPPP's Kayveas spotted at MACC headquarters

  • Oct 18, 2018
Disputed MyPPP president M Kayveas was present at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today.Dressed in a light blue suit and a bow tie, Kayveas was seen entering the building with an MACC officer at about 3.20pm, 20 minutes after the arrival of the Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for questioning.According to The Star, Kayveas was summoned by the MACC for questioning in relation to funds possibly linked to 1MDB.This was confirmed by MyPPP deputy secretary-general S Simon, who told the paper that
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Zahid arrested by MACC for CBT, money laundering

  • Oct 18, 2018
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been arrested by the MACC, and will face charges for graft and money laundering charges tomorrow.In a statement today, the MACC said this was in connection with investigations involving an unnamed foundation.The commission also noted that Zahid is being investigated for abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.The Attorney-General's Chambers had consented to the charge.Zahid was arrested at 3.15pm, after making his sixth visit to the at
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