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Anwar pokes fun at media - 'No questions for Azmin or Rafizi?'

  • Sep 21, 2018
In their first appearance together as rival PKR deputy president contenders, Mohamed Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli were today spared from questions by the media.PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim was quick to point out that the media seemed no longer interested in the duo's rivalry as all questions were directed towards him."Why are you not asking Azmin and Rafizi questions?"When they were not together, all of you were so busy asking... even when I was in Singapore I was asked (about them)," Anwar q
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Urgent need to reform judiciary appointment processes

  • Sep 21, 2018
COMMENT | The Malaysian Bar congratulates Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus, Linton Albert, Mah Weng Kwai, and Shad Saleem Faruqi on their appointments as members of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). Public confidence in the judiciary has seen significant erosion over the years, which has been a matter of immense concern to the Malaysian Bar. We welcome the new appointments, and look to these appointees to carry out their duties with independence and integrity. A meticulous, stringent and
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Dr M denies instructing authorities to probe Umno leaders

  • Sep 21, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed off allegations that he has been using the authorities to investigate certain Umno leaders and MPs. In fact, the authorities will act against whoever that does wrong, he stressed. "It so happens that they were the people who committed crime. If Umno members don't commit the crime, they are not investigated. "The police know what they are doing... they are investigating many people who are living beyond their means, where the people had ma
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We'll empower Suhakam but know that LGBT culture unacceptable: Dr M

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today, agreed with the need to empower Suhakam by amending the Human Rights Commission Act 1999. However, Mahathir simultaneously emphasised that the government cannot accept the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) culture in the country. He reminded the commission that LGBT culture is not accepted in Malaysia, even though it is considered part of human rights in Western c
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WAO wants Sexual Harassment Act drawn up pronto

  • Sep 21, 2018
In light of recent sexual harassment cases at workplaces, an NGO today called for lawmakers to enact a Sexual Harassment Act to arrest the problem. The Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), in making the call, said that the existing legal framework for sexual harassment was "seriously flawed" and failed to comprehensively protect against sexual harassment. The organisation outlined several points which it believes the new act should encompass. They are: The definition of sexual harassment mus
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Child marriage ban – consult women's group, DPM urged

  • Sep 21, 2018
Social activist Marina Mahathir has urged Women, Family and Community Development Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to consult women’s rights groups as part of the government’s initiative to ban child marriages. This comes after Wan Azizah, who is also deputy prime minister, was heavily criticised for her recent media statements on child marriage cases in Kelantan. In light of this, Marina said women’s rights groups would be able to help by providing her with persuasive arguments aga
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BNM international reserves lower at US$103.9b

  • Sep 21, 2018
Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$103.9 billion as at Sept 14 compared with US$104.4 billion as at Aug 30, 2018. In a statement today, the central bank said the lower reserves largely reflected the portfolio outflows experienced in the region. “The reserves position is sufficient to finance 8.1 months of retained imports and is 0.9 times the short-term external debt,” it said. BNM added that the short-term external debt was mostly accounted by bank
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Members who joined after June 26 cannot vote, says PKR sec-gen

  • Sep 21, 2018
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said new members who joined the party after June 26 are ineligible to vote during the coming party elections, which begins tomorrow. "There are now approximately 840,000 voters. Those who registered between May 9 and June 26 are eligible to vote. Those who registered after that cannot (vote)," he told reporters when met at the PKR headquarters today. Earlier today, it's reported that there was a huge surge in the PKR membership in June, over which s
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Transport Ministry to set up aviation, maritime councils

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Transport Ministry will soon set up separate councils for two sectors of the transport industry, to be known as Malaysian Shipping and Maritime Council and the Malaysian Aviation Council. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the Malaysian Shipping and Maritime Council, which is scheduled to hold its first meeting next month, would involve port operators, ship associations and freight forwarders, while the Malaysian Aviation Council, which involves airport operators, airline oper
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No child can consent to marriage, Latheefa tells Wan Azizah

  • Sep 21, 2018
Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya.PETALING JAYA: PKR’s Latheefa Koya has continued grilling Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail over the issue of underage marriage, taking the women, family and community development minister to task for saying the 15-year-old child bride in the latest case in Kelantan had consented to her marriage to a 44-year-old man. Calling the statement “unacceptable” and “breathtakingly irresponsible”, Latheefa, who heads rights group Lawyers for Libert
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