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MACC Believed To Have Raided Jeffrey Kitingan’s Home

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KOTA KINABALU- Graft investigators are believed to have raided the house of Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic) in Keningau. However, neither Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers in Kota Kinabalu nor Dr Jeffrey himself could be reached for confirmation of the raid that allegedly occurred late Monday (May 21) night. It is believed…

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Shafie Confident Sabah Will Be Represented In The Federal Government

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On the closed-door meeting with the departmental heads, Shafie said it was to discuss ways on how to improve effeciency in the delivery system. State secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman was also present. “I’ve also focused on the new ministries and we are looking at various areas such as some structural changes to be done…

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Najib Returns To Taman Duta Residence After Pekan Events

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KUALA LUMPUR- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has returned to his Taman Duta residence after attending events in Pekan, Pahang on Sunday (May 20). Accompanied by police outriders, his Toyota Vellfire was seen pulling into his house here in Jalan Langgak Duta at about 1.17pm on Monday (May 21), after he left…

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Where In The World Is Jho Low? Quite Close, Apparently

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PETALING JAYA- Many authorities are looking for controversial businessman Low Taek Jho (pic), also known as Jho Low, including the Malaysian Government, but they may not have far to look. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Low was in Phuket, Thailand in May to anticipate the general election victory of his ally, former prime…

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‘Selangor Is Very Close To My Heart’

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KUALA LUMPUR- “It is very heavy for me to leave the people of Selangor.” Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said this in a statement to inform of his decision to relinquish his post as Selangor Menteri Besar in order to take on the role of Economic Affairs Minister in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government.…

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Former DPM’s Daughter Slams Online Allegation Of Millions In Bank Account

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KUALA LUMPUR- The daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has taken to social media to highlight an allegation that has been made against her family. On her Instagram @nurulzahid, Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid shared the screenshot of a Twitter post made by @PutraREFORMASI alleging that together with her father,…

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‘Long Police Search Not Suitable In Ramadan’

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KOTA BARU- The long police search on former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s residence that lasted through the night was not suitable especially when conducted in the holy month of Ramadan. PAS vice-president and Kelantan deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the move would also bring negative responses among society. “It…

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LTAT Withdraws Suit Against Rafizi

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has withdrawn its suit against Mohd Rafizi Ramli over statements that the former had withheld gratuity payments to army retirees. The withdrawal has come to a close when the LTAT withdrew the legal action yesterday against the former Pandan member of parliament. Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim…

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Sarawak Report, Medium Now Accessible

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PUTRAJAYA- There is no longer a need to block online sites Sarawak Report and Medium after the report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has been made public. In a statement, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) stressed that the move to block any websites was done according to the laws of the country. Citing…

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1MDB: Police Seize 72 Bags Containing Foreign Currencies, Jewellery At Posh Condominiums

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) seized 72 bags of jewellery, various currencies and valuables at luxury condominiums in Jalan Raja Chulan here this morning, believed to be linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Seri…

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Govt Urged To Tackle Issue Of Abandoned Housing Projects

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KUALA LUMPUR- The National House Buyers Association is urging the government to deal with the issue of abandoned housing projects in its plan for the housing sector. The association’s secretary-general, Chang Kim Loong, said it supported the government’s election pledge to build a million affordable homes. “We want to find solutions for affordable housing for…

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Altantuya Case: Sirul Should Face New Trial, Says Anwar

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SYDNEY- A man who fled Malaysia after being sentenced to hang for the killing of a Mongolian model, in a scandal linked to his country’s ousted government, should face a new trial, political leader Anwar Ibrahim reportedly said Thursday. Former Malaysian police officer Sirul Azhar Umar, who is now in Australian custody, has claimed he…

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Accept Your Defeat, Warisan Tells Sabah BN And Musa

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Barisan Nasional and its chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman should accept their defeat in GE14 and instead play their role as an effective opposition to the Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government. Warisan permanent chairman Datuk V.K.Liew said that Musa and Barisan should swallow the “bitter pill” of defeat instead of focusing on…

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Negri’s Umno Won’t Submit Names For Party’s Top Posts

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SEREMBAN- Negri Sembilan Umno Liaison Committee has decided not to propose any names to contest for the party’s president and deputy president positions in the upcoming party polls. State Umno secretary, Datuk Hasim Rusdi said, a meeting was held three days ago and all of the state’s Umno members had agreed to let the two…

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GE14 Good Example Of Govt Transition Without Bloodshed

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KANGAR- The 14th General Election (GE14), which reflected a peaceful government transition process, is a leading example in the Muslim world. Perlis Mufti, Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, said GE14 results which were revealed one night, was also a demonstration of the civilised behaviour of Malaysians. “The election results had rebuked assumptions by certain…

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Time For Self-Reflection For Umno – Asyraf Wajdi

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KOTA BHARU- Still reeling from the shocking loss in the recently-concluded 14th General Election (GE14), Umno leaders must now undergo self-reflection and avoid finger-pointing, said former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki. He said the defeat served as a lesson and could be a blessing disguise. “Maybe Allah wants…

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Pahang MB To Reduce Red Tape In State Delivery System

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KUANTAN- Pahang’s new Menteri Besar wants to enhance the state’s service and delivery system by doing away with tedious red tape. Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the steps included delegation of power of the menteri besar to the State Secretary. “The current system is good, but we will improve on it by simplifying…

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Singapore PM Coming To Malaysia To Meet Dr M On Saturday (May 19)

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SINGAPORE- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is planning a trip to Malaysia this Saturday (May 19) to meet his counterpart Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In a speech during the parliamentary debate on the President’s Address on Wednesday (May 16), Lee said Singapore needs to pay close attention to its relationship with Malaysia, its closest…

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Anwar: I Forgive Najib But He Has To Face The Law

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KUALA LUMPUR- PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he bears no malice towards former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak or anyone else. Anwar said although Najib “was involved” in his second incarceration, he does not intend to hold it against him. “On my personal welfare, I have forgiven him. But for…

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Iran’s Rouhani Says Won’t Surrender to U.S. Pressures – ISNA Agency

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LONDON – Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressures, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, a day after Washington imposed new sanctions on following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. “They think they can make the Iranian nation surrender by putting pressures on Iran, by sanctions and even threats of war… The Iranian nation…

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Pahang: New MB Wants To Cut Red Tape, Continue Mega Projects

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KUANTAN- Newly-appointed Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has pledged to review regulations and procedures to reduce red tape in ensuring a smooth delivery system. The four-term Jelai assemblyman said the state government will give consent to relevant officers to provide immediate approval to help expedite the process, rather than wait for the…

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10 Exco Members Sworn In By Kelantan Regent

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KOTA BARU- Four fresh faces were among 10 new Kelantan state executive councillors who took their oath of office before the Regent of Kelantan, Dr Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, at Istana Kota Lama here today. The new faces were Tuan Saripudin Tuan Ismail (Selising); Azami Mohd Nor (Kadok); Dr Izani Husin (Kijang); and Wan Roslan…

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Agong Grants Audience To Anwar, Wan Azizah, Azmin

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KUALA LUMPUR- PKR deputy president and Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali informed members of the media at the Cheras Rehabilitation Centre here that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has received an invitation to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. “Sultan Muhammad V has invited me, Datuk Seri Anwar and Datuk Seri Dr…

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Khairy: Umno Got ‘Drunk On Kool-Aid’ And Lost GE14

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PETALING JAYA- Umno was decimated during GE14 because it had become so detached from reality that the party thought it was invincible, Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) told Channel NewsAsia (CNA). “What happened was we became delusional; we got drunk on our own Kool-Aid and we got carried away,” the Umno Uouth chief was quoted as saying.…

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Daim: Foolish For Anwar To Be Made PM Immediately

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PETALING JAYA- Tun Daim Zainuddin believes it would be foolish for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be made prime minister immediately upon returning to parliament. The head of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s council of elders told The Straits Times the transition should be mid-term or else public trust would be lost. “If you…

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Ambiga: Ensure There Is Due Process When Determining Umno’s Status

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KUALA LUMPUR- National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the government must ensure due process was followed in determining Umno’s status. “We must respect due process. What I wouldn’t like is the Registrar of Societies (ROS), perhaps being used in that process. “We need a strong opposition as much as we need…

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List Of NS Executive Council Members To Be Known Next Week

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SEREMBAN- The list of the Negeri Sembilan state executive council members will be announced next week, said the newly appointed Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun. However he said the date has yet to be fixed. “God willing, next week we will be appointing the executive council members and I hope the people of Negeri Sembilan will…

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Council Of Eminent Persons Forms Committee On Institutional Reforms

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KUALA LUMPUR-The Council of Eminent Persons today announced the formation of a five-member Committee on Institutional Reforms. It said in a statement that the members of the committee are retired judge of the Court of Appeal, Datuk KC Vohrah; retired judge of the Court of Appeal and Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai; president of…

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Two Sabah Barisan Assemblymen Meeting With Shafie

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KOTA KINABALU: Two Sabah Barisan Nasional assemblymen are currently holding closed-door discussions with Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Sabah PKR chairman Christina Liew. The two – Sebatik assemblyman Datuk Abdul Muis Picho and Tanjong Batu assemblyman Datuk Hamisah Samad – arrived at Mohd Shafie’s house here at 12.15pm on Friday…

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Sabah BN Government In Danger Of Losing Majority

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KOTA KINABALU- The Sabah Barisan Nasional government is in danger of losing its majority in the 60-seat assembly barely 12 hours after Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was sworn in at 11.15pm Thursday (May 10) in Istana Negeri. Two Sabah Umno assemblyman – Datuk Abdul Muis Picho (Sebatik) and Datuk Hamisah Samat (Tanjong Batu)…

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