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July 16, 2018 6:53 AM Disrespectful to walk out, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: Khairy Jamaluddin distanced himself from the Opposition MPs who staged a walkout at the Dewan Rakyat today. He described the action as disrespectful and said it would shed more bad light on Barisan Nasional (BN). The former Umno Youth chief, who was one of only three BN lawmakers to remain in the Dewan, said he stayed because it was the right 6

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 4

July 16, 2018 3:01 AM Opposition MPs stage walkout as Speaker announced

KUALA LUMPUR: The first day of the Dewan Rakyat was marred by controversy as Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS MPs walked out as former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was being sworn in as speaker. The mass walkout led by opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi took place just moments after Mohamad Ariff stepped into the dewan 5

July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Now, only one licence required for oil & gas exploration, prospecting and mining in Sarawak

PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak State Assembly has passed the Oil Mining (Amendment) Bill 2018 which requires only one licence for exploration, prospecting and mining of oil and gas, a move which Sarawak feels will encourage more investments into the state. According to the Hansard of that day’s sitting, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah 5

July 5, 2018 11:48 AM Perlis state legislative assembly sitting to begin on July 20

KANGAR: The first Perlis State Legislative Assembly sitting after the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9, will be held for three days beginning July 23. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail would officiate the opening at the State Assembly Complex here. "Prior to the sitting, the swearing-in 11

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 6

July 3, 2018 7:39 AM Sabah strategises to reduce urban squatter problem

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Local Government and Housing Ministry is to develop new industries and build affordable houses in the rural areas as part of a strategy to reduce the squatter problem, especially in this capital city, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong said today. "We will build houses in the rural areas and provide employment 5

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 6

July 2, 2018 10:15 AM All Sabah assemblymen, except Musa Aman, are sworn in

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman is the only state assemblyman yet to take his oath of office. All the other BN assemblymen and those friendly to BN were sworn in today in the presence of Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Ahmad Abdul Rahman, in a ceremony which began at about 8.30am, before the start 6

July 2, 2018 5:47 AM 42 Pahang assemblymen sworn in

KUANTAN: All 42 members of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly were sworn in at the first sitting of the first term of the 14 State Legislative Assembly at the Wisma Seri Pahang, here today. The ceremony began with the swearing in of Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, who is also the Jelai Assemblyman, followed by 10 members of the State 15