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Malay rights group Perkasa today expressed concern over the attorney-general’s plan to amend the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA), saying the move could cause a revolt. Its information chief Hassan Basri Muhammad said the group was concerned that Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali’s intention to change laws on confidential government information by imposing a heavier […]

I was removed for criticising Najib over 1MDB, RM2.6 billion, says Mukhriz

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir says he was removed as Kedah menteri besar because of his criticism of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and RM2.6 billion donation. Mukhriz told a press conference in Wisma Darul Aman today that those were the real reasons Umno no longer wanted him to […]

Msia’s reputation going down the tubes, says Aussie daily

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 […]

After months of hard work and drama, MACC feels dejected

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) spent seven months on the investigations concerning the cases involving Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. However, attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali yesterday ordered that the files be closed since there were no grounds to initiate charges. Having met numerous obstacles and even sacrificing their Hari Raya break, the investigators who worked […]

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 […]

I cannot agree with Mat Sabu more …….

It’s education and democracy, not “nonsensical laws” that can tackle terrorism, said Amanah president Mohamad Sabu. “Stop terrorism with education, democracy and so on. “There’s no need to enact new laws. The old acts were nonsense. The Sedition Act is nonsense too,” Mohamad told reporters at the DAP retreat in Subang Jaya today. The government […]

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