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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 6

July 18, 2018 1:57 PM Parliament denies serving luxurious wagyu beef dish to members

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Parliament has denied serving the luxurious wagyu beef which cost RM2,000 per kg to Members of Parliament during the luncheon after the opening ceremony of the 14th Parliament yesterday. Its Corporate Communications Division Secretary, Tengku Nasaruddin Tengku Mohamed, said a report on the matter that went viral on social 5

July 18, 2018 11:05 AM Sarawak assembly to appeal court decision on Pujut assemblyman

KUCHING: The Sarawak Legislative Assembly today approved a motion for it apply for leave to appeal to the Federal Court against a Court of Appeal decision upholding a High Court judgment reinstating Dr Ting Tiong Choon as the rightful Pujut assemblyman. Sixty-eight assemblymen voted for and seven against the motion which was tabled by Minister for Tourism 4

July 18, 2018 6:50 AM DAP’s Ramkarpal ejected from Dewan

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has been ejected from the Dewan Rakyat today after he refused to retract a statement he made using an offensive word during proceedings earlier. Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof made the ruling right after the proceedings resumed after lunch break. Ramkarpal, a DAP member, had before lunch 4

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 4

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 13

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 5

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 13

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 5

July 13, 2018 5:04 AM Lim Kit Siang as House Speaker?

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang is the right choice for Dewan Rakyat Speaker as he has the experience and knowledge to carry out such a task, the party’s Youth wing has said. There has been ongoing speculation on who will be appointed to the role. PKR’s Datuk Johari Abdul’s name was previously brought up, but he has since said that he will not be accepting 12