Council of Rulers are playing the role of check and balance

PEKAN: Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah decreed that the royal institution such as the Council of Rulers can function as a check and balance in the current open society. He said it

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Kulasegaran: New minimum wage recommendations to be submitted next year

BENTONG: The Minimum Wage Consultation Technical Committee is expected to send in their recommendations on the new minimum wage rates by August 2020, announced Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran. He said that the committee is in the midst of obtaining

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AWOL Ipoh mayor to be axed, confirms state exco

IPOH: Ipoh Mayor Datuk Zamri Man will be sacked from his position as he had gone absent without leave (AWOL) , confirmed Perak exco for housing, local government, public transport, non muslim affairs and new villages, Paul Yong Choo Kiong.

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Man, two women detained for extorting over RM6,000

TAIPING: Police detained two women and a man who were believed to have extorted a male victim at a coffee shop, here last Monday. Taiping District Police Chief, ACP Osman Mamat said the suspects aged between 36 and 50 years old

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Xavier: No decision on compensation for water catchment areas yet

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government has not decided anything on compensation sought by state governments for their forest and wildlife reserves that are used as water catchment areas. Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar said all

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Sarawak Imbroglio: Constitutional Amendment Setback

By: Piya Raj Sukhani IT HAS been almost a year since Pakatan Harapan (PH) made history with its victory at the 14th Malaysian general election (GE14) on 9 May 2018. As part of its election manifesto, PH pledged that one

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Kelantan Crown Prince marries Swedish sweetheart

KOTA BARU: The Crown Prince of Kelantan Dr Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, 45, has tied the knot with his Swedish sweetheart, Sofie Louise Johansson, 33, at the Istana Balai Besar here last night. The marriage of the couple was solemnised

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Gerak raises the pressure against anti-Rome Statute academics

PUCHONG: An academic movement called Malaysian Academic Movement (Gerak) have joined the fray in raising the pressure against the four anti-Rome Statute academics to defend their views in an upcoming forum next week. “In this regard, Gerak, as an academic

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Malaysia’s Election Commission needs to roam alone like a lion

By: K Pragalath “Only pigs come in hordes, the lion roams alone.” The above line was stated by actor Rajinikanth in the Tamil movie Sivaji that was produced in 2007. This is precisely how Malaysia’s Election Commission (EC), now headed

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Egypt’s Fattah al-Sisi might stay in office until 2030

CAIRO: Egyptians vote this weekend on constitutional changes that will potentially allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of Egypt’s powerful military. Sisi’s supporters say the changes are necessary to give him

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