45 percent Malaysians want Anwar as PM

PUCHONG: A public opinion survey by PKR linked Selangor think tank, Institute Darul Ehsan have found that 45 per cent of Malaysians want PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth prime minister once Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir

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Time to hand over power without burdening Dr Mahathir

One of the tenets of democracy has always been that there must be fair contest in periodically held elections where the people can decide who they want to represent them in government. The key here is that there must be

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Dr Mahathir: 15 per cent of NACP already implemented

PUTRAJAYA: Fifteen per cent or 17 initiatives out of the 115 initiatives outlined in the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) have already been implemented, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. They involved nine initiatives in the field of political governance,

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Govt withdraws two bills

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has withdrawn two bills — Currency Bill 2019 and Central Bank of Malaysia (Amendment) Bill 2019 — that were scheduled for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah, in requesting

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Dzulkefly: Let’s talk about mental health, eliminate stigma

KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad encouraged Malaysians to voice their views on mental illness in a healthy discourse and stop the stigma attached to it. Speaking in the Dewan Rakyat, Dzulkefly said that the government was concerned

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OSA to be replaced with FOI

KUALA LUMPUR: The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) will be drawn up to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said a Cabinet Special Committee on Anti-Corruption which met today had agreed

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MH17: Russia committed to finding out the truth

KUALA LUMPUR: Russia remains open to cooperation in the investigation into the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH17 as the world marked, on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. The Russian Embassy in Malaysia, in a statement, also

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Minor reshuffle in parliament select committees

KUALA LUMPUR: A minor reshuffle has taken place in the various select committees formed in the Dewan Rakyat, stated a special report on the Selection Committee. Ramkarpal Singh (Bukit Gelugor – PH) replaced Nurul Izzah Anwar (Permatang Pauh – PH)

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IGP: Sex video authentic, duo’s identities can’t be confirmed

PUCHONG: Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador reiterated that CyberSecurity Malaysia has authenticated the sex video clip implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali. However, he said that the agency could not verify the identities of the

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US officials: Coup attempt may have driven Erdogan to Russia’s arms

WASHINGTON: For some US officials, the Trump administration’s failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a Russian air defence system may have its roots in a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan three years ago this week. While they

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