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Tian Chua withdraws appeal against GE14 disqualification

  • Jul 16, 2018
PKR vice-president Tian Chua has withdrawn his appeal to his challenge his disqualification from contesting in the 14th general election (GE14) that was previously struck out.Instead, he will consider seeking a fresh declaration on his general eligibility to stand for election.The withdrawal was accepted by Justice Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid at the Putrajaya Court of Appeal today, with no order as to costs.Following the decision, Tian Chua’s counsel Gurdial Singh Nijar explained that the original
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Sometimes can, sometimes can't – manifesto not 'bible': Dr M

  • Jul 16, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad drew a comparison between the ruling coalition's manifesto and the Bible.With regard to the manifesto, he said Pakatan Harapan need not adhere to the letter of the text.Responding to a question at a press conference in Parliament, Mahathir admitted that Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof's appointment as Dewan Rakyat speaker was not in accordance with the manifesto, which stipulated that the speaker should be appointed from among MPs."(Yes), but for certain reasons, we can
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Fifteen years later, the doctor is back in the House

  • Jul 16, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Dr Mahathir Mohamad made history today as the oldest ever Malaysian to be sworn in as an MP at the age of 93.This is the first time he has set foot in the Dewan Rakyat since November 2003. He was then the Kubang Pasu MP when he handed over the premiership to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.Mahathir made his parliamentary debut in 1964 as the Kota Setar Selatan MP as a junior member of the Alliance coalition.After the Alliance was succeeded by BN, Mahathir’s political career continued to flo
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Najib withdraws suits against top officials in 1MDB probe

  • Jul 16, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has withdrawn his suits against three top government law enforcers investigating the 1MDB scandal, just three weeks after initiating the legal action.The withdrawal of the suits against attorney-general Tommy Thomas, MACC chief Mohd Shukri Abdull and police CCID director Amar Singh were made by Najib's lawyer Badrul Hisham Abdullah today before High Court deputy registrars.The reason for the withdrawal of the suits remains unknown, however.Senior federal c
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Umno, PAS MPs chants 'tipu' and walks out over speaker's appointment

  • Jul 16, 2018
PARLIAMENT | Umno and PAS lawmakers walked out of Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof's swearing in ceremony on grounds that his appointment was against the Standing Orders. The uproar from the opposition bench began when Dewan Rakyat secretary Rosmee Hamzah informed the House that a letter from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Ariff's appointment was received on July 2.Takiyuddin Hassan (PAS-Kota Bahru) tried to interject, holding a copy of Dewan Rakyat's Standing Orders."I wa
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Solar project hits another snag, blackout for schools in S'wak

  • Jul 15, 2018
The controversial project to power rural Sarawakian schools through a combination of solar energy and diesel has encountered another setback, with several of these schools expected to lose electricity supply beginning tomorrow.A letter sighted written by a subcontractor to a district office in Sarawak, said it has to cease the supply of diesel as it had not received payment from the main contractor since March.Among the affected schools are in Kapit, Song and Belaga.Education Minister Maszlee Ma
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Posters ‘legitimising' Syerleena’s murder appear on Facebook

  • Jul 15, 2018
Seri Delima assemblyperson Syerleena Abdul Rashid is up in arms over malicious Facebook posters “legalising” (menghalalkan) her murder for allegedly betraying Islam and attacking its religious institutions.One poster, which has gone viral on social media, bears the calls to violence: “Her blood is halal, and it is not a sin to kill her."Another poster states: "She betrayed Islam. She ought to be killed, because as a Muslim she is colluding with Chinese infidels (Cina kafir harbi) to attack
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Ramasamy to Perlis mufti: Extradite Zakir Naik first, then talk debate

  • Jul 15, 2018
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has rejected calls by Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin for him to debate Muslim preacher Zakir Naik.Ramasamy said Asri's proposal was merely an attempt to sidestep the issue of calls by the Indian government for Zakir to be deported to face criminal charges in India.Ramasamy reminded Asri that he was earlier prepared to debate with Naik, "but it did not happen".He was responding to Asri's Facebook post yesterday, where the latter proposed that the duo de
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Anwar to contest for president in PKR polls

  • Jul 15, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed that he will be running for the PKR presidency in the coming party polls.In a statement, the Pakatan Harapan de facto leader said the decision to run was one made after discussing with wife and current party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. This, he said, was also in view of calls for him to take over party leadership from Wan Azizah, who has helmed the party for almost two decades following his ouster from government and subsequent incarceration by then prime
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Najib's ex-aide in S'wak solar project probe released

  • Jul 15, 2018
The Magistrate’s Court today released on bail a former special officer of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak held on remand over an investigation into an allegation of corruption in the installation of solar power panels in Sarawak schools.Magistrate Chyfica Mohamed Zamri allowed the 44-year-old ‘datuk’ bail of RM16,000 in one surety after the MACC did not apply for an extension of the remand.The former officer had been held on remand since last Tuesday to facilitate the probe under S
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