Thursday, October 6, 2022

Malaysia

Since Independence, no PM has discussed Parliament dissolution with Cabinet, says Wan Junaidi

The right to determine Parliament's dissolution date is the prerogative of the prime minister, said de facto law minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. He added, however, that the decision to dissolve Parliament rests with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong...

Dad suspected of selling 10-year-old daughter to friend for sex

A 45-year-old man, who allegedly sold his 10-year-old daughter to a friend for sexual activities, has been further remanded for seven days to assist with the investigation. The father, who is now the first suspect, was previously remanded for five...

Istana Negara: No meeting between Agong, PM scheduled amid talk of Parliament dissolution

Istana Negara has reportedly denied a visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to call on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to dissolve the Parliament. News portal Free Malaysia Today quoted the Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadil...

After Umno supreme council meeting, Bung says still no decision on GE15 date

Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said the date for the 15th general election remain undecided and will be left to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Leaving the party's supreme council meeting tonight, the Kinabatangan lawmaker...

Malaysian politicians in court since 2018: Where are they now?

After the unexpected change in government following the 14th general election, a slew senior politicians and their family members were prosecuted on charges ranging from corruption to money laundering and abuse. While some have come to or are nearing their...

Report: GE15 date decision on the cards as Umno supreme council meets tonight

The date of the 14th Parliament's dissolution, which will pave the way for the 15th general election, may be decided tonight when ruling party Umno's supreme council meets. Citing unnamed sources, news portal The Malaysian Insight reported November as a...

Despite lifting of mask mandate, most Malaysians keep wearing one… just to be on the safe side

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 26 -- Despite the government's lifting of the face mask mandate, many Malaysians still prefer to keep their masks on indoors. A visit to Mid Valley Megamall and neighbouring Bangsar saw that the majority of shoppers -...

More than 600,000 Malaysians sign petition against Generational End Game

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 27 -- In a growing wave of protest, more and more Malaysians have joined in the call to stop the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022's Generational End Game (GEG). Many businesses, entrepreneurs, consumers, lawyers...

A conversation about suicidal thoughts

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 26 -- Last week I had the privilege of speaking to AA who has struggled for many years with depression and suicidal thoughts. In fact, on the night of September 17, he pinned a suicide note on...

Respond.io Raises $7M to Bring Social Commerce to Enterprise

Kuala Lumpur — respond.io, a Malaysia-based social to conversational commerce platform raised $7 million in the second round of Series A funding led by Headline with the participation of AltaIR Capital, Smart Partnership Capital, Sterling Oak Group & Calendula...
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Meet Maxime Bouttier, the rising star of ‘Ticket to Paradise’ movie

A beautiful escape to the province of Bali is what Universal Pictures and A Working Title Productions promise with...
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