Tag: debate

Anwar’s Budget ‘strategy’ could impact his quest for PM, say analysts

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 1 -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's credibility took a big hit after last Thursday's Budget 2021 debacle in Parliament, analysts said. This could potentially have an adverse effect on Anwar's standing as Pakatan Harapan's (PH) prime minister of choice, they...

Khairy: Malaysia to have vaccine development roadmap by Q2 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 25 -- The National Science Council has agreed to develop a national vaccine development roadmap, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin has said. According to Khairy, the objective of the roadmap is to make Malaysia a country that is able...

Rise in Covid-19 cases leaves health experts divided on CMCO’s efficacy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 23 -- The persistent spike in daily Covid-19 cases in the last two months has prompted health analysts to question if the renewal of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been effective in reining in the pandemic. Despite the consensus that...

Pejuang ready to support Budget 2021 if ministers, deputies take up to 30pc pay cut

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 17 -- Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) will only support Budget 2021 if the government agrees to 12 amendments, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has said. Among the 12 amendments proposed by the Jerlun MP are a reduced Cabinet and a pay cut...

Bersatu Youth chief says he is ‘Malay first’ because it shapes his political identity

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 9 -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth leader Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has declared he is a Malay first before being a Malaysian. In doing so, the 33-year-old senator resurrected the debate that followed the similar remarks of party president...

Selangor Bersatu chief says ‘community group’ reps will be govt’s eyes in Opposition states

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 10 -- Selangor Bersatu chief Abdul Rashid Asari has reportedly said that Penggerak Komuniti Tempatan (PeKT) will represent the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in Opposition-ruled states. The civil group, which falls under the Housing and Local Government Ministry, received an allocation of...

Anwar calls for govt to review Covid-19 allocation if it wants Budget 2021 passed

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 9 -- Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on the government to review its allocation to combat Covid-19, among other points of contention, if it hopes to see Budget 2021 passed by Parliament. Among the main contentions raised by Anwar,...

Report: Najib appointed BN backbenchers’ chairman ahead of Dewan Rakyat sitting

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 1 -- Ahead of next week's Dewan Rakyat sitting, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reportedly been appointed Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers' chairman. The Malaysian Insight quoted sources as saying that the former prime minister's appointment would provide him a position in the...

Fiscal deficit reduction; is there a magic number? – Jason Loh

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 31 -- Covid-19 has reignited that never-ending debate on the effectiveness of fiscal policy versus monetary policy in times of economic crises and doldrums. By extension, one of the burning issues arising from this is the level of the fiscal deficit...

Here’s a real shocker…Republicans leading 41-39 in early Michigan counts

Here’s a real shocker…The Republican Party (GOP) is leading the Dems in Michigan in early vote counts. The votes are from 2 million mail-in ballots returned from 3.1 million requested in the state. Some 39 per cent of the mail-in ballots were requested by Democrat...