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Article alleging PM Lee’s complicity in 1MDB scandal “fake news” and “libellous”: Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

The High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur has censured an article published by The Coverage, a controversial "social news network" alleging the involvement of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In response to queries from Malaysian reporters, the High Commission announced in a statement that it "would like …

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Anwar Ibrahim feels Malays need time to adjust to eradication of race-based policies

Malaysia’s Prime Minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, believes that it will take time for the Malays in Malaysia to accept a shift of race-based affirmative action to needs-based. He was speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore yesterday, 6th Nov. Anwar, who is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President-elect, was responding to a question on whether or not he sees …

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VISA and AKPK launch “Treat Your Money Right” campaign to inculcate healthy personal financial management practices amongst Malaysians

In conjunction with World Savings Day, which takes place on 31 Oct annually, the Malaysian Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) has launched an campaign called “Treat Your Money Right” in partnership with VISA on Tuesday (30 Oct). The “Treat Your Money Right” initiative aims to promote the importance of saving amongst Malaysians. Findings from the VISA Financial Literacy Study …

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Negeri Sembilan palace revokes honorific titles of Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor

Following investigations made by authorities into the scandal-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were stripped of their Datuk Seri and Datin Seri titles respectively, with immediate effect today (26 Oct). Bernama reported that Najib's Darjah Seri Utama Negri Sembilan (SPNS) and Rosmah's Darjah Seri Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar Yang Amat Terpuji …

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PM Lee Hsien Loong to meet Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya in November

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the latter country's administrative capital of Putrajaya next month at a leaders' retreat, reported The Straits Times. The visit is expected to take place around 10 days after Dr Mahathir's visit to Singapore for the ASEAN Summit, which will be held over a …

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Death penalty to be replaced with 30 years’ imprisonment should it be abolished, says Malaysian Minister

Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department VK Liew has announced that current impending death sentences will be converted to a minimum of 30 years’ imprisonment should the government decide to abolish the death penalty. In response to an additional question by Batu Kawan Member of Parliament (MP) P. Kasthuriaani of the Pakatan Harapan coalition during a Parliamentary session in …

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Political secretary of Malaysia’s Finance Minister launches criticism against ST’s “persistent misreporting”

In a press statement on Malaysian news channel Astro AWANI, Political Secretary to Malaysia's Finance Minister and Damansara Member of Parliament Mr Tony Pua has declared his dissatisfaction against The Straits Times (ST) for its "persistent misreporting" on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Quoting two news stories by ST, Mr Pua expressed his "bemusement" and "surprise" at "the shocking …

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Bilateral relations between US and China a greater concern for Singapore than developments in Malaysia, says Minister for Foreign Affairs

Although Singapore does not deny the significance of developments taking place in Malaysia, the Republic is primarily keeping an eye on developments concerning bilateral relations between the United States and China for the time being, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Speaking to Malaysian journalists at the 12th Malaysian Journalists Visit Programme in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (9 …

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