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Wanita Umno Candidate, Noraini, Pledges To Win Back Support From The Younger Generation

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KUALA LUMPUR- Umno leaders and members should strengthen the party’s legacy and improve every weakness in order to win back the people’s trust towards the party, said Barisan Nasional (BN) Parit Sulong assemblyman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad. Noraini, who is also one of the candidates for the Wanita Umno chief post, said Wanita Umno should…

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‘A Single Multiracial Party To Strengthen GPS’

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KUCHING- Parti Rakyat Sarawak’s (PRS) suggestion to form a single multiracial party is meant to build a strong political foundation for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). Its Youth publicity chief Andy Lawrence said his party president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing believed it was crucial to further strengthen the local parties while GPS was still at…

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Wan Azizah: Allow Selangor MB Appointment To Run Smoothly

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PUTRAJAYA- Deputy Prime Minister and PKR President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic) has urged all parties to allow the latest appointment of Amirudin Shari as Selangor Mentri Besar to run smoothly. Dr Wan Azizah said that Selangor has been anticipating for a new Mentri Besar, following Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s appointment…

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‘Umno Youth Must Change To Remain Relevant’

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KUANTAN: Umno leaders and members especially those from the Youth wing should look into implementing changes to ensure the party remains relevant. Pahang Umno Youth chief Mohd Shahar Abdullah said many of the existing programmes could be further improved and there has to be strategies to get close to the people. “Since 2015, the Pahang…

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Zambry To Only Contest Umno Supreme Council Seat, Says Source

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IPOH- Former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (pic) will only be contesting for a supreme council seat in the Umno party polls. A source close to Dr Zambry confirmed the matter and said that the state Umno chairman only wants to be part of the team to rebuild and restore the…

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Umno Veterans Call For BN To Be Dissolved

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Umno Veterans Club has called on the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership to dissolve the coalition, saying that it is no longer relevant. Umno Veterans Club secretary-general, Datuk Mustapha Yaakub, said the BN leadership should dissolve the coalition as the ‘Perikatan’ spirit embodied by Umno, MCA and MIC since independence, no longer exists.…

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Sabah Umno: ‘Good luck’ To Former Sarawak Comrades, But We Will Remain Loyal

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Umno sent their best wishes to former Sarawak Barisan Nasional parties which have left the coalition, but insisted they themselves will remain loyal. “Good luck in your future endeavours Sarawak, but Sabah Umno will stay firm with the party,” said Sabah Umno acting chief Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (pic). Salleh said…

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19 More Reps Took Oath Of Office In Sabah Assembly, Musa And Another Remains Absent

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KOTA KINABALU- A special session for 19 out of 21 assemblyman to take their oath of office before Speaker Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali was held here. They were among those who boycotted the Special Sabah Legislative Assembly Sitting yesterday. Two more representatives who have yet to be sworn in are former Chief Minister Tan…

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Param Cumaraswamy: CEP Meeting Judges Totally Unacceptable

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PETALING JAYA- The incident where the chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) summoned two top judges to see him to discuss their resignation is a worrying trend and totally unacceptable, said former UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Datuk Param Cumaraswamy (pic). “Constitutionalism and the rule of law are…

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Hishammuddin Not Contesting Party Polls

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PETALING JAYA- Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will not be contesting in the Umno party election. The Umno vice-president in a statement on Friday (June 8) said he will instead, work hard to rebuild Umno, beginning from Johor. He said the rakyat sent a strong signal through the 14th General Election that Umno cannot be…

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Sarawak Parties To Meet June 12 To Discuss Leaving BN

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KUCHING- Sarawak Barisan Nasional component parties will meet on June 12 to decide whether to leave the coalition. This comes after news reports that Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, also the Chief Minister, had told Barisan acting chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that PBB would be…

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Sarawak’s PBB To Leave Barisan Nasional: Media Report

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PETALING JAYA- Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the ruling party in Sarawak, will be withdrawing from Barisan Nasional, according to a report by The Malaysian Insight (TMI). The news portal reported on Thursday (June 7) that Barisan acting chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi pleaded with PBB president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg…

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Wanita Umno Chief Shahrizat Says She Won’t Defend Her Post

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PETALING JAYA- Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (pic) will not be defending her position at the coming party elections. In a statement Tuesday, she said she will not be offering to contest the position as the time has come for the party wing to be helmed by a new leader. A new…

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Kedah Hopes To Appoint Speaker Before July 1

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PETALING JAYA- Kedah hopes to resolve its issue in appointing a state speaker by July 1. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (pic) said Kedah plans to have its first state assembly sitting on July 1. “So before that, we have to sort some things out and I think it is well underway so I…

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No End In Sight To Perlis MB Crisis, Despite Apology To State Ruler

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KANGAR- The Perlis Mentri Besar crisis is set to continue as the nine Barisan Nasional assemblymen are still refusing to endorse Datuk Seri Azlan Man (pic) as Mentri Besar. However, the assemblymen said that they will apologise to Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail – but they would still not support Azlan as…

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China To Host Iranian President Amid Nuclear Deal Doubt

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BEIJING- China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit in a Chinese coastal city, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday, as major power scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after the United States pulled out. Rouhani will pay a working visit to China and attend the summit of the…

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Former DPM Likens New Government To ‘Tempe

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KUALA LUMPUR- Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has slammed the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for its inconsistency in stating facts. He chided them for not truly fulfilling their promises, citing several examples. “As the new government, surely they are being watched. We look at this for example, when they…

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Liew Becomes First Female Chinese Deputy Chief Minister

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah’s first Chinese female Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew is set to become a political dynamo. Under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s Cabinet, Liew is the first Chinese woman to hold the post, and the second woman after a 24-year vacuum since former Parti Bersatu Sabah’s Datuk Ariah Tengku Ahmad stepped…

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New Selangor MB To Be Known After Aidilfitri

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SHAH ALAM- The new Selangor Menteri Besar may be appointed after Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the Selangor Pakatan Harapan would meet next week to discuss about several potential candidates before submitting a name to the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. “Once we have discussed and…

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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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