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July 16, 2018 3:25 AM Retired judge Mohamad Ariff new Dewan Rakyat speaker

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof took his oath of office as the ninth Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat today. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad proposed the nomination of Mohamad Ariff as soon as the Dewan Rakyat sitting began at 10am. The nomination was seconded by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah 20

July 15, 2018 1:04 PM 2,000 Kalabakan Umno members quit party

TAWAU: About 2,000 Umno members in the Kalabakan Parliamentary constituency today unanimously announced that they were leaving the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah. The move was led by seven members of the Kalabakan Umno divisional committee who were recently appointed at the divisional election meeting, including the Umno Permanent Chairman of the area, Mohd Nazri 37

July 15, 2018 8:22 AM Khaled Nordin wishes for explanation behind his appointment as Umno Perlis chief

JOHOR BARU: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin wants party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to explain why he was picked as Perlis Umno liaison committee chief. He said in a statement today that he knows many leaders from Umno Perlis who have raised questions, following the announcement that he would be the new Umno Perlis chief 30

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 36

July 12, 2018 1:09 PM Semambu assemblyman lodges police report over article in blog

KUANTAN: Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung today lodged a police report claiming that an article in a news portal and blog is defaming him as a racist. Lee claimed that the article on Malaysia and had been posted several times since the end of 2013. "This is the third time I have seen a report that said that I have been quarrelling 42

July 11, 2018 7:37 AM Seri Delima assemblyman Syerleena receives death threat

GEORGE TOWN: Seri Delima state assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid claimed today that she had received a death threat. A note, 'Maut Menanti Kamu' (Death Awaits You) written with a red marker pen on an A4-size white paper, was sent to her service centre in Gelugor here yesterday, she said at a press conference today. "I found the note stuffed between 40

July 5, 2018 12:55 PM Penang DCM 1 admitted for chest pains

KEPALA BATAS: Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1 (DCM 1) Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman was rushed to the hospital today after complaining of chest pain. His special officer Muhasdey Muhamad said Ahmad was taken to KPJ Bandar Perda Hospital after an event at the federal building in Kepala Batas. "He complained of chest pains while on his way to another 19

July 4, 2018 10:12 AM Kitingan believes Musa Aman will return to take oath as assemblyman

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan believes that former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman will return to Sabah to take his oath as a state assemblyman. He said the Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman still has time to be sworn in as Sungai Sibuga assemblyman because the ceremony could be performed 19

July 3, 2018 7:41 AM Terengganu govt to pay RM3.2 billion for six projects till 2032

KUALA TERENGGANU: Six projects costing RM3.2 billion were implemented through the Public Private Partnership concept under the previous government in Terengganu, said State Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Utilities and Green Technology Committee chairman, Dr Mamad Puteh. He told the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly today there were two payment 34

July 3, 2018 6:23 AM Ngeh appointed Perak State Assembly Speaker

IPOH: Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (pix) has been appointed the Speaker at the First Meeting of the First Session of the 14th Perak State Assembly. The former chairman of Perak DAP was elected after obtaining 31 votes. He defeated two other candidates, PAS Perak deputy commissioner Mohd Misbahul Munir Masduki, who obtained three votes, and former Deputy 20