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June 22, 2018 8:37 AM Nor Shamsiah appointed as Bank Negara governor for 5 years effective July 1

PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has granted his royal consent for the appointment of Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new central bank governor. Nor Shamsiah will be appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia governor for a term of five years from July 1, 2018 till June 30, 2023. She was formerly the deputy governor from 2010 until 2016 and recently 5

June 21, 2018 6:58 PM And Najib’s trial begins

Yang Arif, our first case is the Pakatan Harapan Government versus Najib Razak. Yes, Yang Arif. Now we are no longer allowed to say ‘Government of Malaysia’. We have been instructed to say ‘Pakatan Harapan Government’. Yes, Yang Arif. All our letterheads, signboards, brochures and so on have been changed, even in our embassies all over the world 4

June 19, 2018 1:11 PM Guan Eng defends decision to publicise financial scandals

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defended himself against criticism from PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today by saying that his publicising of all the previous administration's financial scandals was carried out on the instruction of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and were not borne out of his own action. Lim was responding 5

June 19, 2018 11:23 AM Malaysia's military involvement in Saudi-led war in Yemen must end, says lawyers for liberty

KUALA LUMPUR: Local human rights body, Lawyers for Liberty, says it is concerned with Malaysia's military involvement in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition war against Yemen that started in 2015 and continues to this day. Referring to the recent assault by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the body has called on Defence Minister 4

June 18, 2018 8:01 AM Slim chance for Umno to gain foothold in Sarawak: Analyst

KUCHING: Umno can expand to Sarawak but it is uncertain if the peninsula-based party will be accepted by the people in the state, said a political analyst. Associate Prof Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi, a senior lecturer at the University of Malaya, said Umno had been rejected in Sarawak during the administration of former Sarawak chief ministers Tun Abdul 5

June 18, 2018 7:56 AM Full cabinet line-up end of this week?

PUTRAJAYA: The full cabinet list will likely be announced by end of this week, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah told reporters she posed the question of when the full cabinet line-up will be announced to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. "PM told me that the list will probably take some time but my best guess 5

June 18, 2018 5:54 AM Mahathir says had good exchange of ideas with Jack Ma

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he had a good exchange of ideas on various subjects with Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at their meeting in Putrajaya today. Dr Mahathir disclosed this in a post uploaded on his official Twitter account, saying "we had a good exchange of ideas on a wide range of subjects" 6

June 17, 2018 4:00 PM We are one with the nation, says Cathodic church

PUTRAJAYA: The Catholic church's contribution to Tabung Harapan should be seen as a gesture that the community is one with the nation in times of need. Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Julian Leow said the contribution is an important initiative by the Catholic church to pay a portion of the country's debts of RM1 trillion. "We are all Malaysians and we are part of the nation 5

June 17, 2018 8:36 AM Mohamad Sabu confident of senators from Kelantan, Terengganu being appointed

KOTA BARU: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu is confident the federal government will appoint at least one senator for the post of minister or deputy minister from Kelantan and Terengganu. This is despite the Pakatan Harapan (PH) not winning any seats in these two states in the 14th General Election. Mohamad, who is also Defence Minister 5

June 16, 2018 9:26 AM Why is Kit Siang teaching Umno what to do?

“Will the Umno general assembly the end of this month repudiate the two Najib legacies of (i) a global kleptocracy as a result of the monstrous 1MDB international money-laundering scandal and other corruption scandals being unearthed; and (ii) unleashing the most divisive, vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies heedless of the unity 6