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It should have been me, says Anwar on watching Dr M being made PM

  • Sep 21, 2018
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has admitted feeling that it should have been him who was sworn in as the seventh prime minister of the country, and not Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, when he was watching the swearing-in ceremony on May 10. The PKR president-elect said this when asked during a lecture in Singapore on what was going through his mind at the time, reported Channel News Asia. "You want me to be honest or politically correct? "(If) Politically correct, of course, I rejoi
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Wan Azizah: I don't condone child marriages, was only relaying report

  • Sep 21, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has stressed that she does not condone child marriages and vowed to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18. This comes after Wan Azizah, who is also minister of women, family and community development, came under fire for her previous statement that the 15-year-old girl made to marry a 44-year-old divorcee in Kelantan had "consented" to the marriage. In a statement this morning, Wan Azizah clarified that she was merely repeating a report furn
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Harapan doesn't have to lure Umno leaders to jump ship - Azmin

  • Sep 21, 2018
Pakatan Harapan does not have to lure Umno leaders to jump ship and join the alliance as it has already succeeded in forming a strong government, said PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali said. Azmin, who is also Economic Affairs minister, however, said that if Umno leaders personally felt that their party had been damaged, then they had every right to quit and join Harapan to continue serving the people. He said this to reporters after attending the Bual Bicara Muafakat programme with
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Budget 2019 will be difficult, says Guan Eng

  • Sep 21, 2018
The 2019 Budget will be a difficult one for the federal government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. The budget, the first under the Pakatan Harapan government, is scheduled for tabling in Parliament on Nov 2. “We must fix our fiscal finances while improving the well-being of the rakyat. We hope the people will understand that it will take us three years to do so,” he said during an interview on Bernama News here tonight. Earlier, during an interview on Bernama News Channel’s (
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UN rep to visit M'sia and focus on child marriage issue

  • Sep 21, 2018
UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, will be in Malaysia from Sept 24 to Oct 1.Her visit will focus on discussing various issues of child exploitation, including child marriages.In a statement today, Boer-Buquicchio said that during the visit, she will examine to what extent, and how, Malaysia is engaged in preventing and combating these issues."I will seek to help the government of Malaysia promote and protect the rights of children and
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Dr M: EAIC to be strengthened, converted into IPCMC

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) will be strengthened and converted into the long-awaited Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).This was announced by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a press conference after a meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption in Putrajaya today.Also present were the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) head Abu Kassim Mohamed and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng."IPCMC will
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Lawyer Art Harun is new EC chairperson

  • Sep 21, 2018
The government has appointed Azhar [email protected] (above), better known as Art Harun, a veteran lawyer, as the new Election Commission chairperson.A statement issued today by chief secretary to the government Ismail Bakar said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has given his consent to Azhar's appointment.Ismail said the appointment was made in accordance to Article 3 (114) of the Federal Constitution.Azhar is filling the seat made vacant by Mohd Hashim Abdullah, who opted for early retiremen
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Najib posts first portion of RM3.5m bail

  • Sep 21, 2018
Former premier Najib Abdul Razak came to the Kuala Lumpur court complex today to post the first portion of his RM3.5 million bail by paying RM1 million.He came with his son Norashman and his bailors Mohd Nizar Najib and Mohd Shahrir Arifin at about 10.50am and went to the Sessions Court registry to sign various documents related to the bail application.Najib spent about eight minutes completing the process, then left in a white Toyota Vellfire.He told reporters that he paid the first portion of
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The June rush to register members before PKR polls

  • Sep 21, 2018
In the previous article on the PKR election system, we detailed how the PKR’s membership had spiked in June ahead of the party elections that will take place between this Saturday and Oct 28.PKR elections committee deputy chairperson Adzman Hedra, in explaining the sudden membership surge, had told Malaysiakini that this reflected how enamoured people were by the party after the May 9 elections.However, upon closer inspection, PKR divisions (or “cabang”) with a high number of new recruits
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AGC has 'successful' meeting with international 1MDB investigators

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers has had a "successful" meeting with prosecutors, civil recovery specialists and investigators from the US, Singapore and Switzerland who are involved in 1MDB investigations."The participants were conscious of the importance and urgency of cross-border cooperation and collaboration in order to combat crime committed internationally and across national borders."We thank the delegation from the foreign parties for their further assistance in the war against internati
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