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Malaysia

British High Commissioner to Malaysia tells her story in London

by Tan Wah Piow Vicki Treadell, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia said at a meeting held at the Portcullis House of the House of Commons that some politicians in the then Najib’s government had wanted the British Foreign Office to replace her because of her contacts with opposition politicians and civil society. This Ipoh-born British diplomat explained how, through …

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Malaysian Police: Mr Najib and his wife to be called in for investigation soon

Cash, jewellery, gold, luxury handbags and other valuable items worth up to RM1.1 billion (S$372 million) were seized from six residences linked to Mr Najib Razak. This was revealed by the Malaysian police in a press conference on Wednesday (27 June), giving the most detailed breakdown yet of items hauled away during several raids in mid-May, days after the former prime minister …

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Malaysians come together to crowd funds for its RM686.8 billion debt

What started as an initiative by Nik Shazarina Bakti who is a legal officer for Sisters in Islam (SIS) had since gained support by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia with the establishment of the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM) or Malaysia’s Hope Fund. The patriotic 27-year-old stated in the gogetfunding.com website that “I set this fundraising page up as I hope …

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Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement

Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. He told reporters in an interview with Japan's Nikkei published on Saturday (9 June) that smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. He noted that the trade pact, which includes Japan and Canada, should take into consideration …

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Extrajudicial killings need speedy independent investigations, says Malaysian NGO

A Malaysian Non-Government Organisation is calling for speedy independent investigations by the new Pakatan Harapan government as six individuals have been reportedly shot to death by police After Pakatan Harapan became Government. In a statement issued on Monday morning, MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) expressed its disappointment with the lack of response of the new Pakatan Harapan government, in …

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Malaysia’s newly appointed AG says responsibility doubly onerous as Malaysian law in appalled state after sixty years of one-party rule

Speaking on his first day at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on Wednesday (6 June), Malaysia's newly appointed Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas said that he always promote genuine constitutionalism, separation of powers, rule of law and due process, values which the newly elected government supports. Thanking Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for the trust and confidence placed in him, Mr Thomas said, "The …

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Dr Mahathir denies preempting his Cabinet on HSR announcement

Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking at a press conference on Friday (1 June), denied accusations by opposition coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) that he had preempted his Cabinet when announcing the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. Dr Mahathir noted that the issue has been part of Pakatan Harapan's (PH) manifesto and they have …

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Taxi association in Malaysia ask for new government to end ride-hailing services

The Malaysian Taxi, Limousine and Car Rental Operators and Drivers Association voiced out earlier last week on Thursday (24 May) that the new Malaysian government should end ride-hailing services in Malaysia and focus on improving the taxi industry. Mr Mohd Shahrir Abdul Aziz, the association's president, said that this was one of the proposals made by the taxi group to …

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