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India introduces amended trans rights Bill in Parliament after backlash

NEW DELHI: India’s government yesterday presented a revised version of its Transgender Rights Bill to Parliament after criticism from the country’s vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an earlier version would violate their rights. India’s Supreme Court officially recognised

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Maszlee assures enough varsity seats for STPM holders

KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Maszlee Malik today assured that the additional 15,000 seats for the ministry’s matriculation programme will not affect the intake of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders to the first-degree programmes at public universities. He said

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Nga: PM’s Question Time to take place in the next sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming assured MPs that the August House will have the Prime Minister’s Question Time slot. However, he said the slot will only take place latest by the next Dewan Rakyat sitting, which

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Asset declaration motion passed unanimously at the Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat unanimously approved the motion to compel MPs to declare their assets yesterday. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, when winding up the debate on the motion, said it was Pakatan Harapan’s

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PAS: Islam is against asset declarations

KUALA LUMPUR:  Islam is against declaration of wealth as it would risk security issues, claims PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. He cited from the Hadith, claiming that Prophet Muhammad had said that when God has given one

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DPM: Employment of refugees not at the expense of Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today gave assurance that any approval for refugees to work in this country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians. She said the government wants refugees

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Vivian Wong sworn in as Sandakan MP

KUALA LUMPUR: Vivian Wong was sworn in today as the new Member of Parliament for Sandakan in the Dewan Rakyat, today. The swearing-in was done before Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Datuk Mohamad Ariff Mohd Yusof before the second meeting of the

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Liew: No need for PMQT

PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT) in Parliament is currently not needed, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. He said the current Minister’s Question Time (MQT), scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday, was sufficient for

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Deputy ministers join call for Kiandee’s resignation as PAC chief

KUALA LUMPUR: Two deputy ministers have joined the chorus in calling for the resignation of parliamentary public accounts committee (PAC) chairman Ronald Kiandee position as the position should be held by the opposition. Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim

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Chaos in Dewan: Noh Omar defies suspension order

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Noh Omar caused a chaos at the Dewan Rakyat here today after he entered the August House during proceedings despite being barred. Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, who chaired the sitting this morning, had ruled that

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