UMNO purging members as it sacks former health minister Khairy and suspended ex-defence minister Hishammuddin

MALAYSIA —  Former health minister Khairy Jamaluddin, was expelled by his own party UMNO (The United Malays National Organisation) yesterday night (27 January). A statement issued by UMNO secretary-general Ahmad Maslan following the party's supreme council meeting, also confirmed that its supreme council Tan Sri Noh Omar, was also suspended...

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Minister refutes claims of Malaysia consulting Singapore on housing policy due to its inefficient civil service

MALAYSIA —  Nga Kor Ming, Malaysian minister for local government development, chided a claim that Singapore housing experts were consulted to compensate for its inefficient civil service in housing matters as being "provocative and seditious". Mr Nga stressed that the ministry's intention in inviting foreign experts, including from Singapore, for...

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