Malaysia

Malaysian Cabinet has agreed to lower the voting age from 21 to 18

The Malaysian Cabinet has agreed to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Youth & Sports Minister Syed Saddiq said at a post-Cabinet press conference last week that several amendments will have to be made to the Malaysian Federal Constitution for the move to take effect. This will require Pakatan Harapan to reach across the aisle to the opposition …

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Vehicle Entry Permit for foreign vehicles may be implemented by end of 2018: Malaysia’s Road Transport Department

Beginning the end of this year, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ), or The Road Transport Department of Malaysia (RTD), will oversee the implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) against all foreign vehicles entering Malaysia through the Johor Bahru-Woodlands Causeway and the Tuas Second-Link Expressway. RTD director-general Datuk Seri Saharuddin Khalid revealed to Bernama that the permit system is currently undergoing …

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Anwar Ibrahim: Singaporeans should decide whether the country should move on to a more vibrant, democratic reform

De facto president of Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR – People’s Justice Party) and Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim revealed that watching Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s inauguration as Prime Minister on television in May made him think that he should have been sworn in instead of his former political rival. Speaking in response to a Raffles Institution student’s query as to what he …

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“Some deals” during Najib administration “suspect,” but more important for Malaysia and Singapore to “move beyond” water issue and HSR now: Anwar Ibrahim

President-elect of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) Anwar Ibrahim has expressed his view that it is crucial for Malaysia and Singapore to “work together” on contentious issues such as the water agreement and the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, in contrast to current Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s approach which is often interpreted as adversarial. In an interview …

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