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Nazri apologises, Johor ruler and crown prince forgive him

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has forgiven Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz for linking the palace to politics. The minister was granted an audience with the ruler at Istana Pasir Pelangi in Johor Bahru this afternoon, which lasted for almost an hour. In a posting on the ruler’s Facebook, Sultan Ibrahim was […]

March 15, 2018 5:48 pm - Susan Loo

Kit Siang: Did Umno president override MCA in Alor Gajah?

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has questioned if MCA members accept that Umno president Najib Abdul Razak can dictate who in the party can or cannot contest in the general election. Lim was responding to MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong, who urged his party to look at the “bigger picture”, amid a local revolt over […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Wee urges calm amid Alor Gajah revolt over PM’s aide

MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong urged his party members to look at the bigger picture after a revolt in Alor Gajah, arising from an attempt to field Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s aide in the parliamentary constituency in the coming polls. “I hope our grassroots will look at the bigger picture. After all, we are facing the general […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Najib: Who detained people under ISA, me or that 93-year-old man?

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak turned the clock back to 1987 when scores of people were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA) during Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s tenure in an operation codenamed Ops Lalang. He revisited this episode when addressing some 5,000 civil servants in Perak today in response to the opposition calling […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Penang people suffer RM20b losses from tunnel and related projects

COMMENT | Several members of the public, including DAP veteran Ronnie Liu, who have commented on my Facebook live cast had asked why I mentioned a figure as high as RM20 billion as the potential financial loss to the Penang people due to the undersea tunnel and its three related road projects. Firstly, the project’s cost […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Sacking deputy premier not a simple ‘nut’ job – ex-IGP refutes Dr M

To drive home his point that sacking the second most powerful man in the nation is not a simple task, former inspector-general Rahim Noor enlisted the help of coconuts. “The appointment and sacking of a deputy prime minister are not like picking a coconut… all based on recommendations of the then prime minister,” he said. […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Zahid says better MCA turnout due to him ‘expressing views’

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi praised BN ally MCA for its improved turnout at a government function in Penang today, attributing the change to him “expressing his views” about the party’s poor attendance at two earlier events. “It is clear today that all levels of MCA leadership in Penang are in full force at today’s […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Dr M, Harapan have poor track record of debt reduction

COMMENT | I was amused with Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent statement in response to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak that Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto will reduce our government debt. Harapan’s manifesto for GE14 is about abolishing everything and paying a lot of “dedak” (animal feed) to the rakyat, including an illogical RM250 per month per person for those […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Harapan MPs highlight foreign 1MDB reports in Parliament

PARLIAMENT | Indonesian current affairs magazine Tempo’s cover story on the 1MDB scandal made it into the Dewan Rakyat today, as opposition lawmakers questioned Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s apparent reluctance to take legal action against several foreign media outlets which had allegedly defamed him with their reports. In challenging Najib to clear his name, Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Kulai) […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

Ezam fails to stay striking out of 1MDB suit

Former senator Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor has failed to obtain a stay of proceedings in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and 1MDB’s bid to strike out his suit over the alleged breach of their fiduciary duties. Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamed ruled there were no special circumstances for the court to grant […]

5:47 pm - Susan Loo

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