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 and later, he requested to … Read more

Anthony Loke’s call for political stability in Malaysia echoed by UMNO’s KJ

SINGAPORE — Anthony Loke, Malaysia Transport Minister, has said that Malaysia’s most important challenge now is to ensure its “political stability” and for rivalling political parties in the current ‘unity government’ to work hard in setting aside their differences. This was said by Mr Loke at the Regional Outlook Forum 2023 organised by ISEAS – … Read more

Possible for Singapore to recognise MySejahtera app as “vaccination passport”, says Malaysian minister Khairy Jamaluddin

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Malaysia’s contact tracing application MySejahtera may soon be recognised as the country’s “vaccination passport”, likely starting with Singapore. The Star reported National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin as saying that Malaysia’s talks with Singapore regarding the mutual recognition of vaccination passports are almost finalised. The same arrangement may be … Read more