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KUALA LUMPUR, 18 JULAI: Pakatan Harapan hari ini mengadakan pertemuan secara tertutup dengan wakil kedutaan Turki di Malaysia, Başak Türkoğlu bagi menyatakan sokongan penuh terhadap kerajaan Turki yang dipilih secara sah melalui sistem demokrasi.

Ia juga diadakan bagi memberi peluang kepada kepimpinan Pakatan Harapan untuk memahami secara langsung perkembangan politik terbaru yang dihadapi negara rantau asia barat berkenaan, khususnya berkaitan cubaan rampasan kuasa oleh tentera Turki pada Jumaat lalu.

Naib Pengerusi DAP, Teresa Kok yang ditemui selepas pertemuan tersebut melahirkan rasa terharu dengan sokongan yang ditunjukkan rakyat Turki terhadap kepimpinan negara berkenaan sehingga menyaksikan kegagalan cubaan rampasan kuasa tersebut.

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EFFECTIVE today, parking charges at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)-owned parking bays within the central business district (CBD) are increasing by 150%.

Affected areas are Bukit Bintang, Bukit Damansara, Sri Hartamas, Desa Hartamas, Solaris Mont Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar where 75% to 100% parking spaces are taken up during peak hours.

The hourly parking charges in the CBD has been increased from 80sen an hour to RM2 for the first hour.

The rates have been raised to RM3 for the second hour and RM3 for the subsequent hours.

This means that if you were to park from 7.30 am to 6pm, which is the usual operation hours, you will end up having to pay as much as RM32 a day.

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government owes the public, particularly Sarawakians, an explanation for the transfer of Nancy Shukri to a less important portfolio, said Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in a statement. “It’s clear and obvious that this was indeed a demotion.”

It was “subtle retaliation” against Nancy for not going with “the Najib flow”, she claimed. “Isn’t this also not a ‘slap on the face’ of the Sarawakian minister?”

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New Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip John outside 10 Downing Street, London, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II and accepting her invitation to become Prime Minister and form a new government.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 13, 2016. See PA story POLITICS Conservatives. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May became Britain’s new prime minister, but her husband’s big fashion moment stole the show.

Stepping into the limelight as First Man, Philip May showcased a sexy navy suit with a flourish of pinstripe.

A single fastened button at the waist helped show off his fantastic figure and a pale blue tie brought out the colour of his eyes.

Round glasses perched on his nose accentuated his amazing bone structure – no doubt one of the assets he used to help him to bag his wife.

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PUTRAJAYA: Former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad today officially revealed that a new Opposition party was in the works and it will be part of the present Save Malaysia movement.

Besides the 91-year-old political titan, at least three other big names have expressed interest in the proposed party.

They are former Umno leaders Muhyiddin Yassin, Mukhriz Mahathir and Shafie Apdal.

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JULY 13 — Last April, Zakir Naik’s presence in Malaysia caused a stir. He is a preacher known for his abrasive style which tends to offend people of other religious persuasions.

The Malaysian government, with its dire need to win support from Muslims, feted Zakir and even offered him an island! So much for their powers of discernment.

Then on June 28th, Bangladesh suffered another terrorist attack. It had been the victim of microterrorism several times already with attacks on liberals, secularist and atheist figures but the June 28th attack was by far the most violent.

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PETALING JAYA: Pengerusi DAP Perak Nga Kor Ming akan membuat laporan polis kerana difitnah apabila dikaitkan dengan satu karikatur memaparkan gambar kanak-kanak menerima duit raya yang disamakan sebagai ‘dedak’.

Kor Ming turut menegaskan beliau tidak pernah melukis atau memuat naik gambar berkenaan ke akaun Facebooknya.

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I attended the concert on Taiwan Literature and Music Night (台湾文学之夜)organised by Taipei Economits & Cultural Office in Malaysia (TECO) at KLCC on last Saturday.

The two singers who performed that night were Anthony Neely (倪安东)and Jess Lee (李佳薇). Both are famous singers in Taiwan and both of them were born out of Taiwan.

Jess Lee was the second singer in that night. When she came up to the stage with her high pitch song, she won a big round of applause from the audience. When the Master of Ceremony spoke to her and introduced her background, then only I realized that she is a Malaysian.

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