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July 17, 2018 11:43 AM Waytha Moorthy and four other senators appointed as deputy ministers

KUALA LUMPUR: Senator P. Waytha Moorthy was appointed and sworn in today as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (National Unity and Social Well-being) and four other senators were appointed and sworn in as deputy ministers. Penang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chief Senator Marzuki Yahya was appointed and sworn in as Deputy Foreign 4

July 17, 2018 10:11 AM Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim is new Chief Judge of Malaya

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim was today sworn in as Chief Judge of Malaya — the second female to be appointed to the position. Her appointment follows the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on July 11, under advise from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and after convening with the Council of Rulers. When asked by the media 4

July 17, 2018 9:40 AM Cops prevent rally-goers from marching to Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today stopped some 50 participants of a rally, organised by right wing movement Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB), who converged at a car park near the federal police headquarters (Bukit Aman) here, from marching to Parliament House. The rally-goers, who gathered there as early as 8am, were supposed to walk to Parliament House to show their 3

July 17, 2018 9:19 AM Don't discriminate against LGBT at workplaces: Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR: The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual) community in Malaysia deserves equal rights as citizens of this country and they cannot be discriminated in any form, including at workplaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Deparment Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. "As long as citizenship is concerned, they cannot be discriminated in their 3

July 17, 2018 4:47 AM King praises new government for upholding transparency

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament, and praised the new government for upholding transparency. His Majesty made particular reference to the government's revealing of the actual financial position of the country, its review of expenditure and costs of projects 7

July 13, 2018 12:33 AM Rulers listen to briefings on country's defence and security

KUALA LUMPUR: The 249th Council of Rulers meeting yesterday was given a briefing on national defence by Armed Forces Chief Gen Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and on security by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement said the second day meeting also highlighted the appointment 8

July 12, 2018 7:03 AM Umno group to march over DAP’s ‘Christianity plan’ (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: An Umno group will hold a march to the Parliament on Monday in protest of the "DAP making Christianity the official religion in Malaysia". The group, Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB) led by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam claimed that the DAP is controlling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in its attempt to allegedly 11

July 11, 2018 3:39 PM Malanjum: The first CJ from Borneo states

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, marks a new milestone in the country's history as he is the first person from the Borneo states to be appointed to the top post in the judiciary. Malanjum, 65, was appointed to the job after former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif 6

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 8

July 2, 2018 3:56 AM Final group of Cabinet members sworn in (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen more ministers and 23 deputy ministers took their oaths of office, allegiance and secrecy today before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, at Istana Negara. The 13 ministers sworn in today bring to 26 the total number of ministers in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Today's swearing-in took place 5