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Mahathir confirms Ariff is pick for Dewan Rakyat speaker

  • Jul 15, 2018
Prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed that former Court of Appeal judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (above) is Pakatan Harapan's candidate for the new Dewan Rakyat speaker.“It is the ex-judge,” he told reporters when asked on the identity for speaker candidate.When pressed if said ex-judge was Mohamad Ariff, Mahathir said "yes".Speaking at the sidelines after meeting with the Sarawak government this morning, the premier said that an official announcement on this will be made soon.&nb
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Australia deports M'sian for possessing 'child exploitation material'

  • Jul 14, 2018
A 38-year-old Malaysian man has been deported from Melbourne, Australia after he was found with "child exploitation material."This is the second such incident reported this week in which a Malaysian was denied entry to Australia as a result of possessing illicit material.The Australian Border Force (ABF) said in a statement issued today that officers had found two videos and twenty photos containing what was deemed to be child exploitation material on a mobile device.The man, who arrived on Tues
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Jho Low using same name on St Kitts and Nevis passport - Immigration DG

  • Jul 14, 2018
Businessperson Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, is believed to be using the same name on the Saint Kitts and Nevis passport which he possesses, said Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali."We find that he is still using the same name (Low Taek Jho) on the passport," he said.He added that it was an offence for a Malaysian national to have two passports."In this country, we don't practise dual citizenship, every citizen must have one nationality and one Malaysian passport,” he told the me
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Taxi man says one year 'too long' for e-hailing moratorium

  • Jul 14, 2018
A taxi industry representative claimed today that the one-year moratorium period granted for e-hailing service providers and drivers to comply with regulations imposed on taxi drivers is too long.Big Blue Taxi founder Shamsubahrin Ismail said this was as the Public Transport Commission (Spad) already has a system in place to register all e-hailing drivers and ensure compliance with the decision announced by Transport Minister Anthony Loke last week."We clearly object to the one-year moratorium p
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RTM to air Pacquiao-Matthysse boxing match live on TV1

  • Jul 14, 2018
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will be airing the highly-anticipated "Fight of Champions" welterweight boxing showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse live this Sunday.This announcement is set to please many boxing fans, who have been calling on the national broadcaster to air the fight taking place in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.The fight between eight-time world champion Pacquiao from the Philippines, also known as “the Pac-Man” to fans, and reigning WBA welterweight champion Lucas M
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Indonesian minister raps 'unprofessionalism' after football fracas

  • Jul 14, 2018
Indonesia's sports minister has reprimanded the organisers of the football match that ended in Malaysian fans being attacked, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said today.Syed Saddiq conveyed this in a statement as he arrived in Jakarta on transit to Palembang, where he is to meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo."The organising committee must act professionally. This applies to all, even among athletes.“I personally hope that the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) will
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Super-speed broadband: Minister calls for proposals from all telcos

  • Jul 14, 2018
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has called on all telecommunication companies (telcos) in the country to come up with proposals on cheaper, yet faster broadband offerings.In a statement, the minister said this would be in line with the Pakatan Harapan government's push for more affordable and better-quality Internet services.He was referring to the announcement by Telekom Malaysia (TM) yesterday of a 30 megabits per second (Mbps) Unifi plan at RM79 per month for the B40 (
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Report: Jho Low may have 'changed his face'

  • Jul 14, 2018
Business tycoon Low Taek Jho (above) may have undergone facial reconstruction surgery and assumed a new identity to evade arrest after the seizure of his superyacht Equanimity earlier this year.This, according to The Star which quoted an anonymous source as claiming police and immigration departments in Malaysia and Singapore believe Low could have had facial reconstruction surgery."We believe he may have altered his features and has assumed an alias," the source is quoted saying.The authorities
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Business as usual at Jho Low's HK firms, says report

  • Jul 14, 2018
Despite having a boss who is wanted by several countries, it is still business as usual at the 1MDB-linked financier Low Taek Jho’s Hong Kong-based firm.This is according to a report by Hong Kong-based news portal HK01, which claims that the businessperson, better known as Jho Low, and his younger brother, Low Taek Szen, had set up Jynwel Capital Limited and Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited in Hong Kong in 2011.On June 26 this year, the portal said they had renamed the two companies Quinto
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Rafidah: Politicising race, religion will hold country back

  • Jul 14, 2018
Former minister Rafidah Aziz has cautioned that politicising race and religion will halt the country’s progress.Speaking at a business forum in Singapore, she was asked what would hold Malaysia back from realising its full potential."Politicising things that shouldn't be politicised, because that will cause a lot of divisiveness, friction and uneasiness."For example, politicising education, politicising race - there is really no place for that. Politicising religion… no place whatsoever.“S
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