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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PKR vice-president Tian Chua has withdrawn his appeal to his challenge his disqualification from contesting in the 14th general election (GE14) that was previously struck out.Instead, he will consider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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has withdrawn his suits against three top government law enforcers investigating the 1MDB scandal, just three weeks after initiating the legal action.The withdrawal of the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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Zahid set to lead as BN takes opposition bench today for first time

  • Jul 16, 2018
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi looks set to be the opposition leader, according to the seating arrangement of the opposition bench of the Dewan Rakyat as Parliament resumes today.This is because the Bagan Datuk MP has been marked to sit at the first seat of the first row of the opposition bench.It is learnt that the seat next to his is reserved for former prime minister Najib Razak, who is the Pekan MP.On the front bench, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his deputy Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ism
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After World Cup success, MCMC studying EPL live on RTM - Gobind

  • Jul 16, 2018
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCMM) is studying the direct telecast of English Premier League (EPL) football matches on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in future.Its minister, Gobind Singh Deo said this followed the success of the 2018 World Cup telecast which was described as a major achievement for the station.“This is something that was brought to our attention, but not for this year because it may incur a massive fund, also not for next year, but in future years,
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Nazir Razak spotted at Bersatu open house

  • Jul 16, 2018
CIMB Group chairperson Nazir Abdul Razak, the brother of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, was spotted at a Bersatu Aidilfitri open house.The event, which took place at SJK (C) Pandamaran A in Klang, was hosted by Bersatu strategy chief Rais Hussin, who also heads the party's Klang division.Nazir was accompanied by his wife Azlina Aziz and son. He was seated beside the Bersatu strategy deputy chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan at a table adorned with the party logo.He had been critical of the previ
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Malaysia may get yet another tallest building

  • Jul 16, 2018
Malaysia may get yet another tallest building – tentatively dubbed 'Tower M' – after 2030, according to The Edge Property.The building is expected to exceed the height of two other towers initiated during the Najib Abdul Razak administration, The Exchange 106 and PNB 118.The Exchange 106, which is expected to be completed this year, will be 492m tall, while the PNB118, which is expected to be ready in 2020, will be 635m tall.The 88-floor Petronas Twin Towers, built during Dr Mahathir Mohamad
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First Dewan sitting after Harapan’s historic win begins today

  • Jul 16, 2018
The first meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament session will begin today, after the 14th general election which saw Pakatan Harapan forming the new government.The meeting will begin at 10 am with the appointment of the Dewan Rakyat speaker being the first business on the agenda.Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday confirmed that former Appeals Court judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yunos will be appointed as speaker.This will be followed by a swearing-in ceremony of the members of parli
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