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UK Supreme Court hears case that Parliament suspension was illegal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will seek to persuade Britain’s top court this week that his decision to suspend Parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week. Johnson announced on Aug

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Opponents of ‘no-deal’ Brexit defeat Johnson, snap polls looming

LONDON: British lawmakers defeated Boris Johnson in Parliament yesterday in a bid to prevent him taking Britain out of the EU without a divorce agreement, prompting the prime minister to announce that he would immediately push for a snap election.

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India’s Parliament votes to outlaw ‘triple talaq’

NEW DELHI: India’s Parliament approved a Bill on yesterday outlawing the centuries-old right of a Muslim man to instantly divorce his wife, drawing accusations of government interference in a community matter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist administration has been

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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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