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Najib ordered purchase of Merdeka Palace hotel: Witness

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court was told yesterday that former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was instructed by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to proceed with the purchase of Merdeka Palace Hotel and Suites in Kuching, Sarawak, despite

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Kimanis by-election: PSS recommended by RCI under BN govt

KIMANIS: The implementation of the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) by the state government is a part of the recommendations from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants to solve the problem of dumping of foreigners in Sabah. Chief

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Israel: Netanyahu to seek parliamentary immunity

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the three corruption cases he faces, a move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months. Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of bribery, fraud

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Dr M: Smooth power transition proves our democracy works

KUALA LUMPUR: The peaceful and smooth transition of power has proven the parliamentary democracy system and the constitutional monarchy that the country has been practising works. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that at the age of 60, the

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Parliamentary Services Commission to be set up next year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliamentary Services Commission is expected to be set up next year in the effort to enhance the parliament’s autonomy, the Dewan Rakyat sitting was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said

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Causes of unemployed graduates among topics in Dewan Rakyat today

KUALA LUMPUR: The causes of unemployed local graduates, pension scheme expiry date apart from the process to restore abandoned Felda second-generation housing are among the issues to be raised at Dewan Rakyat sitting today. In the Order Paper posted on

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UMNO MPs brawl: ‘Bodoh, Bangang’ heard at Parliament lobby

The internal conflict within Umno came out in the open with two of its MPs engaging in a shouting match with each other at the Parliament lobby in full view of the media this afternoon. The incident escalated after Kuala

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Syariah dress code for sports, solidarity among main issues in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Matters concerning solidarity and government measures to tackle and reduce tension following the widespread of sensitive racial issues being brought up were among the issues to be raised at the Parliament sitting today. According to the Meeting Order

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Brexit to proceed on Oct 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request

The British government insisted yesterday that the country will leave the European Union on Oct 31, despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by Parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. The Brexit maelstrom

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Supreme Court rules Johnson suspended Parliament unlawfully

LONDON: The UK Supreme Court ruled yesterday that prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, but a defiant prime minister said he disagreed and vowed that Britain would leave the EU

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