Monday, September 20, 2021

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Election of Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker postponed

KUALA LUMPUR: The election of Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker to fill the post vacated by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been postponed to the next sitting, the Second Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 14th Parliament scheduled...

Implementation of Undi 18 must be in tandem with education on democratic practices

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of Undi 18 must be in line with education on the political system and democratic practice in the country especially to the younger generation, says a leader of a youth non-governmental organisation. Malaysian Youth Council (MBM)...

PKR Hulu Rajang to stick to ‘eye’ symbol

KUCHING: The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Hulu Rajang branch has decided to use the PKR ‘eye-like’ symbol which is well-known among the people and local voters of Hulu Rajang for the 12th state election (PRN12) and the upcoming 15th...

Politics take a back seat for now

KUCHING: It is still too premature and not an opportune time to talk about the general election and logos of political parties, said a political observer. In saying this, Datuk Peter Minos pointed out that the nation was currently engrossed...

Japanese PM Suga denies reports of dissolving parliament in mid-September

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday ruled out dissolving the House of Representatives for a general election anytime soon given Japan's current severe Covid-19 situation, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. Suga also said the ruling Liberal Democratic...

Mandatory voting okay but educate voters first

KUCHING: Malaysia can introduce mandatory voting to compel the public to exercise their democratic duties in electing their leaders. Former chief justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said however, there has to be a mechanism to enforce the law to ensure...

Tasik Biru rep urges EC to find alternative solution

KUCHING: The Election Committee (EC) should find alternative ways for the people to elect their representatives into the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN). Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said this after the recent announcement by Health director-general Tan Sri...

Augustine Wong leads Sheda

KUCHING: Augustine Wong Chung Ho was recently elected as the new president of the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) for the 2021-2024 term. The new president was elected following the recently concluded branch elections held in Kuching,...

Checkmate wannabe prime ministers

KUCHING: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has acted in the best interest of the nation by declaring a state of emergency, said Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang. “Every day in Malaya, there is...

NGO disagrees with emergency as way of suspending polls

KUCHING: Rise of Social Efforts (ROSE) has expressed its disagreement on the declaration of a state of emergency as a way of suspending elections. “Elections are the way that democracies choose the government of the day. Other countries have shown...
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RM92K in outright grants distributed in Stakan

KUCHING: Outright grants (OG) worth RM92,370 were distributed to 14 organisations in the Stakan constituency on Saturday (Sept 18). The...
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