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August 10, 2018 8:10 AM 24 new Seremban municipal councillors sworn in today

SEREMBAN: A total of 24 new members of Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) were sworn in before MPS president Datuk Zazali Salehudin here today. The new councillors will serve for the 2018-2019 session from today until Dec 31, 2019. They comprised eight representatives from DAP, seven from PKR and three each from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), Parti Pribumi 7

August 7, 2018 9:59 AM Socso launches Social Synergy Programme

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso), in collaboration with four agencies, has launched the Social Synergy Programme to further improve Socso beneficiaries' economic standing and quality of life. The four agencies are Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK), Giat Mara, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) and Malaysia Digital 13

July 26, 2018 5:25 AM The false race for Malayness

The premise not enough Malays support Pakatan is a red herring. There are not enough Malays behind Umno too in this regard. It’s not a Malay-led government as much as it is a Malay-adorned government. This is the thread of right wingers. Malays are under the thumb of outsiders, albeit Malaysian “outsiders.” There are Malay leaders on top, but they are different 5

July 19, 2018 12:47 PM Omar Jaafar elected speaker of Malacca state assembly

MALACCA: The former chairman of Malacca PKR Omar Jaafar was today elected Speaker of 14th Malacca State Assembly after garnering the most votes from members of the assembly. Omar, 77, a former teacher, takes over from Datuk Othman Muhamad, 66, who retired after serving as Malacca State Assembly Speaker for two terms. The proposal was made by Chief Minister 9

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 6

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 9

July 16, 2018 7:56 AM Retired judge as Dewan Rakyat Speaker for parliamentary reform: PMO

KUALA LUMPUR: The election of retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof as the new Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat is one of the efforts to bring about parliamentary reform, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said today. It said in a statement that improvements to Parliament were a priority of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. There had been extensive 5

July 15, 2018 7:22 AM PH's choice for Dewan Rakyat Speaker has vast experience in law

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, who is the Pakatan Harapan's choice for the ninth Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, is well versed in commercial law, banking, securities, arbitration, constitutional and administrative law. Mohamad Ariff, 69, from Sungai Petani, Kedah, graduated with a Bachelor of Law from University 9

July 11, 2018 3:38 PM Amanah spreads its wings to Labuan

LABUAN: Peninsula-based Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) is making inroads into the duty-free-island of Labuan to expand its political influence with the establishment of a pro-tem area chapter. Labuan Amanah pro-tem committee chairman Dr Ramli Tahir said the chapter now had 250 members with two branches established. "We established the Amanah Labuan on June 18, initially 17

July 10, 2018 12:34 AM Bersatu entry will strengthen Pakatan Harapan in Sarawak

MIRI: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (Bersatu) plans to expand to Sarawak will further strengthen the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in the state to prepare for the 12th state election expected to be held in 2021. PH Sarawak secretary Alan Ling Sie Kiong said, Bersatu's intention to spread its wing to Sarawak is a normal political process as other 7