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Wee: Wan Azizah shrugging off her duties in child marriage case

  • Sep 20, 2018
PETALING JAYA: Commenting on the latest child marriage case in Tumpat, Kelantan, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has reminded Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that she has a duty as a policymaker to ensure that laws and policies are in place to protect vulnerable groups, including children. The Ayer Hitam MP said the Women, Family and Community Development Minister should not shrug off her duties in the matter by saying that the minor had given her 'consent'. “There will be a host of conseque
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Dirty tactics used to create Bersatu-PKR rift - S'gor Bersatu chief

  • Sep 20, 2018
Bersatu claimed that there were “dirty tactics” used by some parties to create a unhealthy clash between the party and PKR in the heat up to the PKR election this year. Selangor Bersatu chairperson Abdul Rashid Asari said the party took a firm stand in not wanting to be linked to the current PKR election issue on the basis of respect for members of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in the state. In addition, Selangor state legislative assembly had expressed its full support for the leade
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MACC not ruling out more charges against Najib

  • Sep 20, 2018
After having a total of 32 1MDB-related charges slapped against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak so far, MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Azam Baki (above) is not ruling out that there will be more charges to come.“We do not deny that there will be further charges,” he told reporters outside the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex today when asked.He gave a similar response when asked whether there would be charges brought against Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor.http://demirakyat.live/
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Minister: M'sia committed to maintaining over 50pct forest cover

  • Sep 20, 2018
Malaysia is committed in its effort to maintaining the natural forest cover of more than 50 percent of its total land mass, as pledged at the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.Therefore she reiterated that all oil palm areas in the country were undertaken in the designated land reserved as land banks for agriculture under state or alienated land, and not planted on permanent forest reserve."As such, no deforestation is undertaken or allowed in permanent forest
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Felda to sell assets, reduce debts by year end

  • Sep 20, 2018
Malaysia's state palm oil plantation agency said on Thursday it will sell assets, including property in London, restructure some loans and try to boost cash flow in a bid to trim debts of nearly $2 billion.Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor (above), who took over as chairperson of the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in July, said he aimed to reduce debt by nearly 20 percent from RM8.03 billion at mid-2018 to RM6.5 billion by year-end.Felda was set up to settle palm oil farmers, who work
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PD polls on Oct 13, nominations next weekend

  • Sep 20, 2018
The Port Dickson by-election will take place on Oct 13 while the nomination process will be held on Sept 29, creating a 14-day campaign period.This was announced today by the Election Commission which has budgeted RM3.6 million to run the by-election.In a press conference at its headquarters in Putrajaya, EC deputy chairperson Othman Mahmood said the substantial budget was due to the sizeable constituency area which included five legislative state assemblies."The budget is huge as compared to th
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Court allows RM3.5m bail to be paid by Sept 28; Najib walks free

  • Sep 20, 2018
LIVE | 5.15pm: Shafee wants cautioned statement of witnesses and other documents to be given to the defence.He assured that RM1 million be paid tomorrow and then RM500,000 each other day until Sept 28.Judge Azura then fixed Nov 16 for mention.Shafee says he wants case transferred to High Court and Sri Ram indicates there is no objection.Najib is free to leave the court.5.10pm: Shafee assures there won't be any hiccups in payment of the bail.He quips that if payment of RM500,000 is made daily th
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LIVE Updated 4:50pm: Prosecution wants court to prevent Najib from interfering

  • Sep 20, 2018
LIVE | 4.20pm: Shafee says it is unfair that his client is being asked to remain silent, while the media are not. "The condition has nothing to do with the dominant purpose of bail where he (Najib) always turns up when called."Najib is seen leaning back while listening to Shafee's submission. Shafee further said bail should not be punitive and added that Najib's two international passport have been surrendered.4.15pm: The conditions that the prosecution wants imposed on the former prem
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Part three interview with AG Thomas

  • Sep 20, 2018
Here is the Third and final part of the exclusive interview. The first and second part appeared earlier. Do you want to respond to comments from MACC that they were not satisfied when the AG's Chambers dropped the case against Lim Guan Eng.I think what must not be forgotten is that AGC did not hide behind the constitutional and legal position in Malaysia from Merdeka that the AG, as public prosecutor, does not have to explain, or give reasons for a decision to prosecute or to withdraw
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Second part of the interview with AG Thomas

  • Sep 20, 2018
Here is the second and final part of the exclusive interview. The first part appeared earlier. Question: Are you making progress with reforms? All the headlines have been on 1MDB and little have been about reforms.Tommy Thomas: Yes, as to law reform, AGC [Attorney-General’s Chambers] has prepared a list of the promises that the PH made in the manifesto. The list for law reforms runs to nine pages - so many Acts are mentioned. It is just an unbelievably tall order. And it's understandable
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