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PETALING JAYA: The reputation of Malaysia as a moderate Muslim nation is going down the tubes as the government continues to attract attention and for all the wrong reasons, said Australian daily Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). In an editorial, SMH cited the jailing of former Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, almost one year ago, for what […]

Swiss: US$4bn believed embezzled from 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: The Swiss Attorney-General has revealed that as much as US$4 billion may have been misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd and transferred to Swiss bank accounts. “Various former Malaysian public officials and both former and current officials of the United Arab Emirates” were said to be involved. The Swiss Attorney-General has now invoked mutual […]

Kok: Spend on scholarships instead of National Service

PETALING JAYA: DAP National Vice-Chairperson Teresa Kok has questioned the government’s rational of spending money on the National Service Training programme (NS) instead of funding overseas scholarships for deserving students. In a statement, Kok said Prime Minister Najib Razak “broke the hearts” of 744 Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship students who will now have to […]

Shafie Apdal breaks ranks with BN reps over TPPA

Former rural and regional development minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today broke ranks with his fellow Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), saying there are many issues to be resolved before Malaysia could sign the trade pact. The Semporna MP questioned the need to “rush” into signing TPPA, and said […]

No criminal offence over RM2.6 billion in Najib’s accounts, case closed, says A-G

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, the attorney-general said today, after close to six months of investigations into the RM2.6 billion channelled into the prime minister’s bank accounts and into Finance Ministry-owned firm, SRC International Sdn Bhd. Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, who is also public prosecutor, today told a […]

Guan Eng tells Hadi: TPPA initiated by Umno, not DAP

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng warned that it was “preposterous” for PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang to allege that DAP was supportive of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and attribute this alleged support on the grounds that trade in the country was purportedly controlled by the Chinese community. The people would expect such […]

Wee ‘playing with words’ on JPA scholarship issue, says MP

PETALING JAYA: Minister Wee Ka Siong has been accused of “playing with words” over the announcement that Public Service Department (JPA) scholarships for degree programmes have been suspended. In a statement issued today, MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok took issue with Wee for a message he posted on Facebook last night denying he had said […]

Ucapan dalam perbahasan peringkat jawatankuasa Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan: OPS CATUT Harus dikaji semula

Saya buat ucapan di Dewan Rakyat dalam perbahasan peringkat jawatankuasa Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan di hadapan YB Senator Dato’ Seri Ahmad Bashah OPS CATUT Harus dikaji semula ============================ Anti-profiteering operations /Ops Catut telah dilancarkan pada awal tahun ini. Control and anti-profiteering (mechanism for determining unreasonably high profits) (net profit margin) regulations 2014 […]

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