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Sidang Media Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (20/07/2018)
Sidang Media Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (20/07/2018).. Sila klik video untuk berita selanjutnya. [...]
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PAS, BN are ‘siblings ‘, Dr M says
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a Hari Raya celebration in Pandan Indah July 21, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) as ‘siblings’ on the issue of fielding candidates in the Sungai Kandis state by-election.Following the nomination today, the by-election is witnessing a three-cornered fight involving BN candidate Datuk Lokman Noor Adam; Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni from PKR and Independent candidate, K. Murthy.Asked if the move by PAS not to field their candidate was to give way for the BN candidate to win, Dr Mahathir, who is also Pakatan Harapan chairman, briefly responded: “They are siblings.”He was met by reporters at the Aidilfitri open house hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail here.Also present were his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Cabinet ministers.The by-election on Aug 4 has been necessitated by the death of the assemblyman, Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of PKR, of lymphoma cancer on July 2. — Bernama [...]
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Will our handling of Islamic affairs really be reformed?
COMMENT | The residual trauma of decades under such archaic rule has made me a little sceptical. [...]
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Selangor Pakatan Harapan ready for Balakong by-election — Selangor MB
SHAH ALAM (July 20): Selangor Pakatan Harapan (PH) is ready for its second by-election in three months this year, following the death of Balakong State... [...]
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Eddie Ng will be sorely missed, says DPM
Well-wishers offering their final respects to Eddie Ng during his wake at Xiao En Centre, Cheras July 21, 2018. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail described the late Balakong state assemblyman Eddie Ng Tien Chee, who died in a traffic accident yesterday, as diligent and someone who never complained but was a champion of the people.“I only remember him as being committed and diligent, never complaining or saying this (task) is a burden, he only fought for the people I really feel his loss. Wanting to find YB Eddie’s successor is going to be difficult,” she said after paying her last respects to Ng at the Xiao En Memorial Centre, here today.Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PKR president, said Ng had helped her when she was the Kajang state assemblyman especially when it came to working with people at grassroots level.“I used to work closely with Eddie while I was the Kajang state elected representative and in the Selangor PAC (Public Accounts Committee) of which he was also a member. We worked well together.”Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, spent about 30 minutes and met Ng’s family members.She said that some of Ng’s family members from Batu Pahat, Johor, being active  in politics, had assisted Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker and Batu Pahat MP Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon, in his campaign during the 14th General Election (GE 14) in May.Dr Wan Azizah also said the Pakatan Harapan government would extend aid to Ng’s family as his three children Ng Chin Wee,17, Ng Chin Shian,15, and Ng Chin Khai, 13,  were still in school, while his wife, Loh Hwa Hong, 39, was a housewife.Also present to pay their respects were Mohd Rashid, Seri Serdang assemblywoman Siti Mariah Mahmud and Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah.In GE14, Ng retained the Balakong state seat for a second term after defeating BN and PAS candidates with a majority of 35,538 votes.Ng died on the spot due to severe head injuries when the Nissan X-Trail that he was driving crashed into the rear of a lorry at kilometre 11.6 of the Grand Saga Highway at 12.30am. He was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kajang. — Bernama [...]
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Supporters of Sg Kandis contesting parties reminded to maintain public order
Pakatan Harapan supporters are seen at the Sungai Kandis by-election’s nomination day at Dewan Besar Tanjung in Shah Alam July 21, 2018. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana SHAH ALAM, July 21 — The police today reminded all parties involved in the Sungai Kandis by-election to maintain public order during the 14-day campaign period.Selangor deputy police chief Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said they should also not engage in provocation, by either teasing or ridiculing and throwing objects at rival parties, as well as raise sensitive issues, especially on race and religion.“Apart from that, avoid damaging or vandalising public property or those belonging to rival parties, such as the operations rooms and removing their posters and flags,” he said in a statement here today.He also advised contesting parties to comply with stipulated regulations and procedures to campaign, like applying for the permit, which should not be sent at the last minute.Members of the public, he said, should also not believe in unverified information, but to get their facts from reliable sources.“They can contact the Hotline number at 03-20529999 or at the Selangor Police official Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/PolisSelangor,” he said.On the nomination of candidates for the Sungai Kandis by-election at Dewan Besar Tanjung, Shah Alam City Council, Section 19 here, this morning, Ab Rashid said the process went smoothly without any untoward incidents.The Sungai Kandis by-election on Aug 4 will see a three-cornered fight between PKR, BN and an Independent candidate.It involves PKR candidate, headmaster of the Tahfiz Al Fateh Jalan Kebun School Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni; BN candidate, Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam; and Independent candidate, government pensioner K. Murthy.The Sungai Kandis by-election is held following the death of PKR incumbent Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei from lymphoma cancer on July 2. — Bernama [...]
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#PetalingJaya Sidang media khas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
#PetalingJaya Sidang media khas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad #BHTV #METROTV #NSTTV [...]
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Claims that proceeds of sale of black shoes goes into Tabung Harapan not true — Maszlee
KUALA LUMPUR (July 20): Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik today denied making a statement that proceeds of the sale of black shoes for schoolchildren would... [...]
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Putrajaya may revive Parliamentary Service Act, says Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker
Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming speaks during the launch of the Kepayang assemblyman's service centre in Ipoh July 21, 2018. — Picture by Farhan Najib IPOH, July 21 — The government is considering re-introducing the Parliamentary Service Act 1963 to give Parliament autonomy over its administration, Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming said today.The Parliamentary Service Act was repealed in 1992 during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s administration.“We have already discussed how to re-introduce the Parliamentary Service Act. I think this is the right moment to revive the Act so that Parliament can have its own autonomy.“It will also allow Parliament to play the role of checking and balancing in monitoring the Government’s executive power for the benefit of the people and country,” Nga told reporters after launching the Kepayang assemblyman’s service centre here.The Parliamentary Service Act will allow Parliament to conduct its own administration, staffing and financing.Since the Act was repealed in 1992, government agencies such as the Public Services Department and Treasury have been staffing and maintaining Parliament.Nga said the Speaker’s office under the leadership of Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was committed to reforming the institution of Parliament, including the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara.“We have a very heavy responsibility and trust on our shoulders, but this is part of Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto. I feel very proud as I can take part in the historical process.“Among the renewal which we are looking at is liberating the Parliament. We want an institution which truly reflects the power of separation doctrine,” he said.  The Teluk Intan MP also said nine important government agencies will be placed under Parliament, according to PM Dr Mahathir.“Among the agencies are the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, Public Service Commission, Judicial Appointment Commission, National Audit Department and a few others,” he said.“Therefore, the Members of Parliament will be playing an important role because a new selection committee will be formed soon.  “And the Members of Parliament will be given the mandate to ensure that the government carries out its administration with full trust and efficiency,” said Nga. [...]
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The real danger of that love letter to the CIA
COMMENT | This leak has repercussions that go beyond just slandering Najib. [...]
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Three-cornered fight in Sg Kandis race
Candidates for the Sungai Kandis by-election, (from left) PKR’s Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, independent candidate K. Murthy and BN’s Datuk Lokman Noor Adam at the nomination centre in Shah Alam July 21, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana SHAH ALAM, July 21 — It will be a three-cornered fight in the Sg Kandis by-election between Barisan Nasional (BN), Pakatan Harapan (PH), and an independent.Besides PKR’s Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni and Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, independent candidate K. Murthy will be the third person fighting for the Selangor state seat.At 10.30am, returning officer Datuk Ahmad Zaharin announced that he was satisfied and found no discrepancies from the nomination forms of all three candidates.Lokman, when met with reporters, said he expected a lot of local issues such as dengue and drainage problems popping up in the next two weeks of the campaigning period.“I will address all these even if a national issue comes up,” he said.Mohd Zawawi, meanwhile, said he hoped Sungai Kandis voters would continue to give PKR another mandate to represent the people here at the state legislative assembly.“Our track record has been good, so I hope the people will continue to realise and give us a mandate again,” he said.Independent candidate Murthy said he has not planned his election campaign yet.The 60-year-old former Selangor state civil servant appeared hostile towards reporters and prohibited photographers from taking his picture.When asked why he wanted to contest the seat, Murthy only said that he wanted to “return good deeds to the people”.Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa told reporters that BN was still relevant and that contesting the by-election was an act of democracy.“If BN is not contesting, the people will be deprived of a political choice to choose from,” he said.Asked if PAS will assist Umno in this election, Annuar said there was no discussion on such a collaboration between both parties.“But for PAS to give us way to take on PH, I think that is already a positive step ahead for both parties,” he said.The seat fell vacant following the death of its assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei from PKR on July 2 after battling lymphatic cancer.The Sungai Kandis constituency has 51,230 registered voters comprising 51,217 ordinary voters and 13 overseas voters.Polling for the by-election is set on August 4. [...]
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KKMM wants Internet access to be basic right for the people
KOTA KINABALU (July 20): The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) wants Internet access in the country to be wider and more extensive as if the... [...]
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