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It is important for a survey to have respondents who reflect the demographics of the country, say academics, of survey that shows Muhyiddin is most favoured as prime minister and PAS is the most popular party.

PETALING JAYA: To say a survey accurately represents the sentiments on the ground, it has to be conducted in a way that takes into account the true demographics of the country.

But a 2016 survey titled “What Malaysia Wants”, commissioned by a group which has now joined PPBM and revealed yesterday, may have overlooked this.

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Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy said his Indian rights non-governmental organisation would become a political party to help Pakatan Harapan win over Indian voters.

The Indian rights non-governmental organisation, which announced earlier today that it would convert into a political party, also said it could help Pakatan Harapan in 31 federal and 59 state seats with significant Indian electorates that saw marginal Barisan Nasional (BN) victories in the last election.

“We hope to be able to take on MIC directly one to one, all the MIC seats,” Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy told Malay Mail Online.

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On April 6, Parliament hastily cleared all government business to allow for the tabling of the controversial “Bill 355” which aims to expand the syariah courts’ criminal jurisdiction from three years of imprisonment, RM5,000 in fine and six strokes of the whip (the 3-5-6 limit) to 30 years, RM100,000 and 100 strokes (the 30-100-100 limit). If the bill is adopted, Malaysia’s nature as a secular federation will be fundamentally altered and the moral foundation of its existence eroded.

Ranging from former and current politicians across the political divide, to former top civil servants, professionals to businesspersons, 20 Sabahans and Sarawakians have decided to stand up and make the case as to why, for Malaysia’s sake, Bill 355 should be rejected.

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A month before the last general election in 2013, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in a symbolic visit to Johor Bahru, called on voters of Gelang Patah to turn the constituency into a burial ground for DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang’s political career.

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Khalid Abu Bakar does not inspire public confidence due to his lack of professionalism, and he has also been found liable for the tort of misfeasance in public office, they say.

PETALING JAYA: The tenure of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar should not be extended, lawyers and a law expert said.

This is because, they claim, he lacks professionalism and has been found liable by the courts for the death in custody of inmates.

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Following widespread ridicule of its proposed logos, PH now wants the people to come up with one that symbolises ‘hope’, ‘democracy’, ‘unity’ and ‘justice’.

PETALING JAYA: A day after social media users poured scorn on the proposed logos for Pakatan Harapan (PH), the opposition coalition today invited the public to come up with alternative designs.

In a statement today, the coalition said it took note of all the criticisms and the suggestions.

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DAP’s Teresa Kok says Prime Minister Najib Razak must direct the Public Service Department director-general to explain the matter to the Cabinet.

PETALING JAYA: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has called on Prime Minister Najib Razak to direct the Public Service Department (PSD) to explain why the overseas scholarship programme requires only 7As while its domestic counterpart demands 9 A+.

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Two days ago, I have in a statement revealed that Public Service Department (PSD) overseas scholarship (JKPJ Special Programme) requires only 7A s whereas local scholarship (P9 A+ Programme) requires 9 A +?

This is a strange, illogical and unfair policy which has puzzled most students, parents and the public.

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