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Amid uproar, ex-deputy minister says Pakatan never promised to abolish direct negotiations

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 27 -- Amid heightened furore after accusations over the purported awarding of projects via direct negotiations, a former deputy minister said that Pakatan Harapan (PH) never promise... Read More


Ahead of planned launch, MIC confirms pulling out of Perikatan

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 27 -- Barisan Nasional (BN) component MIC has now backtracked from its initial decision to join the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, its president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran confirmed... Read More


SOPs on travel bubbles to be ready latest next week, says tourism minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 26 -- The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) will be finalising its standard operating procedures (SOPs) on its proposed travel bubbles with selected nations by next week, i... Read More


Deputy health minister, who was fined for MCO violation, calls for equal enforcement of law on all violators

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 22 -- Deputy Health Minister I Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali, who was himself fined previously for violating the then movement control order (MCO), has called on the government to ensu... Read More


Annuar Musa says Bersatu has agreed to join Muafakat

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 22 -- Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa has confirmed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (Bersatu) entry into the Muafakat Nasional (MN) fold. Taking to Twitter yesterday, t... Read More


Ismail Sabri: 86 detained for RMCO offences, 75 slapped with fines

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 22 -- The police yesterday detained 86 people for offences relating to the recovery movement control order (RMCO), out of which 75 were given compound notices, Senior Minister Datuk... Read More


Will Covid-19 vaccine be compulsory? Health minister says Malaysia will take cue from WHO

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 21 -- Malaysia will adopt the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendations for the country's eventual Covid-19 vaccine rollout, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba sa... Read More


Minister who skipped quarantine after Turkey trip denies causing Kuala Nerus mosque closure for disinfection

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 20 -- Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has denied responsibility for the closure of a mosque in Kuala Nerus, where he is the federal ... Read More


Ismail Sabri: 117 arrested for RMCO violations yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 20 -- Police detained 117 people yesterday for violating the recovery movement control order's (RMCO) rules, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. In a statement, th... Read More


Law minister: IPCMC Bill, scheduled for first reading in Parliament, to be retracted, replaced

PUTRAJAYA, Aug. 19 -- The government will be retracting the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, which was originally scheduled for its first tabling on August 26, de f... Read More