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Does Mat Sabu need Guan Eng’s nod to take on Hadi, quips ex-aide

A former aide to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said Amanah president Mohamad Sabu should contest in the Marang parliamentary seat in the next general election. Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir was responding to a New Straits Times report which stated that Pakatan Harapan would field a candidate in the Terengganu seat, whose incumbent is the PAS president. […]

November 16, 2017 2:41 pm - Susan Loo

Dig up our dirt, we’re not scared, Nazri tells Dr M

Umno supreme council member Nazri Abdul Aziz says his party is not afraid of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s threat to expose dirt on the ruling party. “Go ahead and dig (out the dirt), we are all open. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wealth is also out in the open. “Please dig, we want to […]

2:41 pm - Susan Loo

Minister urges more research into durians because it is ‘good for men’

PARLIAMENT | The Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek has called for more research to be conducted into the aphrodisiac qualities of the durian. In the Dewan Rakyat today, Ahmad Shabery repeated a claim he heard from a friend about its supposed benefits to men. “I was told by a friend (who said) that a […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Hotel ruling affects Sikhs with turbans as well, says Nazri

The uniform policy in certain hotels not only affects Muslim women, who are barred from wearing headscarves at the front desk but others as well, according to Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz. Therefore, Nazri said he would also defend non-Muslims who are subject to discrimination in their workplace. “This is not just about […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

‘No idea’ if pastor Koh is still alive, cop tells inquiry

SUHAKAM INQUIRY | Despite nine months having passed since Raymond Koh’s abduction, the investigating officer tasked to probe his disappearance has no clue whether the pastor is still alive. “No idea,” was the curt response given by officer Supari Mohammad to Suhakam commissioner Mah Weng Kwai, who asked him he thought Koh was still alive. Supari also said that he has “no […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Where’s Guan Eng-styled efficiency for 1MDB scandal, gov’t asked

The government has again been slammed for its lackadaisical approach to the billion-ringgit 1MDB scandal, when other countries have already taken action. Worse still, said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, the fact that it took the government approximately three months to act against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s graft charges reeks of “double standards”. […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Najib: Harapan youths have no locus standi in suit over 1MDB-IPIC deal

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today raised the issues of locus standi (legal standing) and jurisdiction on the suit filed by youth leaders from Pakatan Harapan in relation to 1MDB’s settlement payment of US$1.2 billion to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Najib’s lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun told the High Court in Kuala Lumpur that the plaintiffs who are […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Tian Chua and the holy books

INTERVIEW | When Batu MP Tian Chua went to jail to serve a month-long sentence from Sept 29, the PKR vice-president brought with him four books, three of which were religious texts – the Bible, the Quran, and the Bhagavad Gita. As a man of science, who described himself as secular and agnostic, Chua’s choice of […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Minister: M’sians don’t understand colour-coded weather alert system

PARLIAMENT | Malaysians, in general, do not understand the three-tier colour-coded alert system for severe weather, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Wilfred Madius Tangau. “The Malaysian Meteorological Department will change the colour-coded alert system to written form,” he told Dewan Rakyat during Minister’s Question Time today. “The colour-coded system – yellow, amber and red – isn’t quite […]

2:40 pm - Susan Loo

Amanah reps give statements to Jawi over Husni’s ‘sodomy’ remark

Two Amanah MPs have provided their statements to the Federal Territory Islamic Department (Jawi) over the “sodomy” accusation levelled at PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim. Earlier this month, the former finance minister II Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah alleged that Anwar was involved in sodomy with his “anak buah.” Sepang MP Mohd Hanipa Maidin and Kuala Terengganu MP Raja […]

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