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Bungling comical or both? as test centre claims able to increase covid-19 .. - -- [GC] - 8/04 7:08 am

The UiTM Medical Centre (UiTMMC) in Sungai Buloh might only have a small laboratory, but it is definitely playing a big role in helping the country to face the Covid-19 outbreak. Assembling a small team of officers and lecturers, the centre is now a part of a joint effort by science facilities nationwide to help the Health Ministry ramp up its capacity to conduct Covid-19 detection tests. UiTMMC director Dr Sazzli Shahlan Kasim said they assembled a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic ..

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Muhyiddin vs mukhriz – don’t underestimate the power of the .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 7:22 pm

The contest for Bersatus presidency will see a straight fight between incumbent Muhyiddin Yassin and challenger Mukhriz Mahathir. This was according to a list of eligible candidates released for the Bersatu party election. Mohd Faiz Azlee Sham, who was supposed to be in the running when nominations closed, was not on the list. Similarly, there will be a straight fight for the Bersatu deputy presidency between former secretary-general Marzuki Yahaya and Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. ..

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All eyes on boris johnson as he stays in icu: will british pm – the .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 7:22 pm

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care after being admitted with a deteriorating case of Covid-19 coronavirus, prompting serious concerns on Tuesday about his health and the governments response to a still-escalating outbreak. Johnson asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him shortly before he was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital on Monday evening. He had already spent a night in hospital after being admitted for ..

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Mahathir can’t even make his own son pm – how can he help .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 7:08 pm

Mahathir has no power to make Anwar the prime minister. Only the 222 MPs have that power. Mahathir could not even make himself the prime minister on 1st March 2020. And if Mahathir has the power to make anyone prime minister, he would already have made his son, Mukhriz, the prime minister. Pakatan Harapan spin-doctor, Mariam Mokhtar, accused prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin of stealing her vote. Maybe she can tell us where she voted on 9th May 2018 and who she voted for because I was told she ..

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Kelulusan diberi adalah untuk mengedar arak dan bukan operasi, kerajaan .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 6:52 pm

Selama ini kita diberitahu bahawa ketika Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna, Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad mengeluarkan surat membenarkan dua kilang arak beroperasi ketika arahan PKP, ia dilakukannya di luar pengetahuan menterinya, Alexander Nanta Linggi. Sehubungan itu, di sebalik keputusan itu dikecam oleh ramai pihak, mereka yang pro PN pula mengutuk Hasnol Zam Zam kerana didakwa bertindak sendirian tanpa kebenaran menteri. Tidak kurang yang mengaitkan Hasnol ..

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‘Turtle eggs’ Ismail Sabri to unveil new sop on MCO on thursday - -- [GC] - 7/04 6:37 pm

KUALA LUMPUR The government will decide on a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic later this week. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the National Security Council (NSC) and the Home Ministry (KDN) will brief the government this Thursday on future implementation of the SOP during the movement control order (MCO) period based on the severity of cases in each zone in the country. MKN (NSC) along ..

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No ‘flattening’ yet – new cases pop back up to 170, one .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 6:18 pm

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 170 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Apr 7), taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 3,963 cases. The country also reported one new death, bringing the Covid-19 death toll to 63. This translates to a fatality rate of less than 2% out of the total number of cases, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said at the ministrys daily Covid-19 briefing here. In terms of recoveries, Malaysia discharged 80 more patients as of 12pm ..

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2 more kl buildings cordoned off – as covid-19 rages on: 6,000 .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 6:06 pm

PUTRAJAYA has imposed an enhanced movement control order on two residential buildings in the heart of the capital following the detection of Covid-19 infections. Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 15 positive cases have been detected inMalayan Mansion and the adjacent Selangor Mansion in the federal capitals densely populated Masjid India district. This will affect 365 units. The order is effective immediately, he said at a daily press conference today. He added that the 6,000 ..

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Muhyiddin & Azmin unmasked! one tried to oust Najib with 1mdb but failed, .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 3:35 pm

Malaysians are getting a reminder of what capricious, selective, vicious and arbitrary government feels like. With each day that goes by, the yet to be legitimised UMNO/PAS/GPS administration of PM8 has been getting back to old ways, fast. The country at large may have been told to focus on lockdown and to reserve criticism during an existential crisis. Yet,having snatched the driving wheel, this coup coalition clearly have their minds on other things entirely as they haveset ..

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‘Exit strategy’ – muhyiddins lazy backdoor govt should .. - -- [GC] - 7/04 2:26 pm

Germany has unleashed a To-Do List to enable the country to lift, or at least scale down the lockdown, scheduled to end on April 19. The government hopes with the list of measures to be implemented, people could return to theirnormal life.Since its March 22s lockdown, the Europes largest economy has been suffering from a meltdown and is tipped to enter recession this year. Basically, the German government has identified 3 primary steps to be taken as itsexit strategy.First, ..

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Enough to keep the wolves at bay? maximum wage subsidy for small firms .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 6:38 pm

Wage subsidy expanded, up to RM1,200 Putrajayas three-month wage subsidy scheme has been expanded to RM13.8 billion, up from RM5.9 billion, or an increase of 134 percent, announced previously. This scheme covers all employees with a salary of RM4,000 a month and below. They must be working in a legally registered company as of Jan 1 and have contributed to Perkeso. Companies who opt-in for this scheme must not retrench their workers for a total of six months, beginning from the first ..

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Coup coalition show their forked tongues: as Muhyiddin pledges .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 5:47 pm

KUALA LUMPUR Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pledged today that his administration will seek Parliaments approval for emergency measures taken to preserve the economy against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the movement control order. At the end of his announcement for the Prihatin Plus stimulus package today, he said the Supply Bills for the initiatives will be tabled when Parliament reconvenes next month. I guarantee that the government is always transparent in its ..

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‘Oblivious’ Muhyiddin finally bows to pressure – to .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 1:55 pm

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will announce additional stimulus measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to weather through the economic downturn brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This comes after industry players lamented that the initial RM250 billionstimulus planwas insufficientfor helping SMEs and to stave off mass retrenchments. Muhyiddin is expected to address the nation at 4pm today on major TV channels. The announcement is being touted as an addition to ..

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Covid-19 or not, Muhyiddin & co forever the racial hypocrites: putrajaya .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 1:39 pm

Putrajaya has revoked its approval for Heineken Malaysia Bhd to continue its operations during movement control order (MCO) period, according to Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa. This came after Umno, PAS and Bersatu leaderscriticisedthe government for making such decision when alcohol was not an essential product. Taking to Twitter, Annuar said the approval for the alcohol beverage manufacturer to work was not in line with MCO policy. It has been cancelled this ..

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Cheras the latest red-zone – even as dap rep hires the jobless to .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 1:17 pm

WITH Cheras as the latest Covid-19 red zone in Kuala Lumpur, all districts in the capital are classified as virus hotspots, said the Health Ministry. The number of infections in Cheras hasclimbed to 44from 38, pushing it into the red zone, which is an area with more than 40 cases. This brings the total number of red zones in the country to 18, accounting for 2,453 coronavirus cases of the national toll of 3,662. As of noon yesterday, Lembah Pantai was the district with the highest number of ..

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The curve is going up, you fools! Mahathir debunks Muhyiddin & co’s .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 1:06 pm

THE spread of Covid-19 has not been flattened yet as more cases are being discovered through checks, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister said on the MyPerintis Facebook Live today that the authorities are looking for more people who had attended atabligh eventat the end of February. Once we find that they have not been checked and check them, there are bound to be new cases. So, the curve is going up. So, more through checking has to be done and this can go on for some ..

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‘Monstrous’ abang jo & co caught red-handed – playing .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 12:49 am

For the past week since the movement control order was put in place Kuching DAP have been sending names of families in need to the Welfare Department as calls have come in as one local MP explained to Sarawak Report. That has amounted to around 3,000 families calling for hunger aid, but so far not one of them has been visited with food. On the other hand, we can see from social media and other sources that areas represented by GPS are receiving supplies. Our people are being left to ..

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Raya or not, Muhyiddin & co should not play with fire: further extension .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 12:41 am

As at the time of writing, the Movement Control Order (MCO) is expected to be in place until 14th April 2020. The Health Director General, however, has not ruled out the possibility of a further extension of the MCO. It is all dependent on whether Malaysia succeeds in flattening the curve and preventing any exponential spikes, thus breaking the chain of infections. It cannot be denied that COVID-19 is highly contagious. The virus has an estimated R naught of somewhere between 2.0 and 2.6, ..

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Humiliation for Hadi – as Muhyiddin deals out a slap in the face: .. - -- [GC] - 6/04 12:02 am

The simple fact that Muhyiddin Yassin refused to promote Hadi Awang as either the deputy prime minister or a religious affairs minister shows the deep distrustthe prime minister has on the PAS president, whose Islamic extremism and radicalization would do more damage than good to thefragilebackdoor Perikatan Nasional government. In reality, there arent many ministries that PAS president Hadi is qualified to lead. The Religious Affairs Ministry unexpectedly went to Zulkifli Mohamad ..

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Covid-19 new cases now set to breach 4,000 mark – but nearly a third .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 6:07 pm

FOUR people have died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours up to 12pm today, bringing the number of casualties from the coronavirus to 61, said director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. According to Noor Hisham, three of the cases were senior citizens with a history of chronic disease such as diabetes. He said there were 179 new cases reported today, bringing the total number of positive cases to 3,662. Of the 179 new cases, 46 are linked to the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster. He said 99 ..

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With hate & spite from Hadi – more lies in the name of islam against .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 6:00 pm

Amanah today responded to a letter purportedly sent recently by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to world Muslim leaders, saying that it was an attempt by Hadi to mislead the latter on Malaysian politics. Party communications director Khalid Samad in a statement lambasted Hadi (above) for trying to make Pakatan Harapan component parties look as being anti-Islam. Amanah regrets the content of the letter, which was full of allegations and accusations that are baseless, fake, misleading and ..

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Bets are on ‘lockdown’ will be extended to end-april – .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 4:37 pm

Governments management of lock down shoddy and careless. The government must extend the movement control order to end April, better safe than sorry, other exigencies must take second place, it is the lives of people wee are talking about. If you are hoping like most Malaysians to have this MOC lifted by April 14 I am asking you to hope otherwise because if it ends on April 14 we are in for dire consequences, many of us in the 60s and beyond age group will not be here come ..

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No respite in infections, lembah pantai in kl still the worst hotspot .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 4:31 pm

KUALA LUMPUR Lembah Pantai remained the nations top red zone for two consecutive days while Dungun in Terengganu has been classified as an orange zone which is a category just one step below red zone, the latest data released today by the Health Ministry shows.Terengganus second orange zone Terengganu recorded its second consecutive orange zone categorisation after Dungun was classified the second orange zone in the state. This comes after Covid-19 infections recorded from Dungun ..

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Kit Siang talks sense, igp talks nonsense: don’t jail MCO violators, .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 12:40 am

PETALING JAYA:Violaters of Movement Control Order (MCO) should not be jailed, in fact there should be early release of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in prison to curb the Covid-19 outbreak, says Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang(pix). He said this in support of the Prisons Director-General, Zulkifli Omars proposal that the court should keep to non-custodial sentences instead of sending the violaters to jail because it will defeat the purpose of MCO which is to break the chain of ..

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Why are the Police so ‘thin-skinned’ – are they really .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 12:16 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The judiciary has been asked to stop jailing violators of the movement control order (MCO) to avoid overcrowding in prisons, which could lead to the spread of the coronavirus. Chief Registrars Office corporate communications unit director Suzarika Sahak confirmed that Federal Court Chief Registrar Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh had received a letter from the Prisons Department regarding the matter. For now, she said the Chief Registrars Office had taken note of the letter. ..

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The bunglers – Muhyiddin & co laughing stock of the world: .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 12:08 am

POP quiz. Which of the following news stories is a fake? A) Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba advised drinking warm water to help kill Covid-19. B) Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin wore a white sanitation suit so that she could spray disinfectant in Kuala Lumpur. C) The Women and Family Development Ministry, under Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun, advised women to wear make-up at home and to speak like Doraemon to their husbands to avoid conflict during the movement ..

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Kota samarahan mp rubiah gets covid-19 – even as abang jo & co .. - -- [GC] - 5/04 10:15 am

KOTA Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang is the latest Sarawak politician to test positive for Covid-19, reportsThe Borneo Post. It was announced by state youth and sports minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday. Karim was standing in for Deputy Chief Minister and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Douglas Uggah Embas, who usually gives the states daily press conference on Covid-19, but recently began self-quarantine after coming into contact with an infected person. To-date, ..

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As Muhyiddin & co fumble – the longing grows for Pakatan Harapan to .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 5:02 pm

The Perikatan Nasional (PN) is a loose informal conservative political alliance that was created between the member parties of Barisan Nasional (BN), Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS). The alliance has been in government at the federal level since March 2020, through the support of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Gabungan Bersatu Sabah (GBS) and two independent MPs. The wobbly alliance was established in February 2020 during the 2020 Malaysian political ..

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‘Fork-tongued’ hadi’s letter of lies exposed: surat .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 4:30 pm

Sejak semalam, riuh rendah di media sosial tentang sepucuk surat yang ditulis oleh Hadi Awang, Presiden Pas kepada pemimpin-pemimpin Gerakan Islam menghuraikan keadaan politik negara, khususnya berkaitan tertubuhnya kerajaan tebuk atap Perikatan Nasional baru-baru ini. Surat tulisan dalam Bahasa Arab bertarikh 22 Mac 2020 itu diperkatakan mengandungi banyak fitnah, cerita bohong dan fakta tidak benar nengenai hakikat sebenar politik Malaysia, lebih-lebih lagi gambaran yang diberikan tentang ..

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MCO for everyone – except for Muhyiddin & gang: to .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 4:17 pm

Staff of University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) have expressed their dissatisfaction over the planned visit of Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad today. Although many programmes have been cancelled following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO), a staff member, who declined to reveal his identity, said that nearly 20 students from the music faculty were directed to perform for Norainis visit at 3pm today. He said that although the presentation was ultimately ..

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Bombshell – the worse is yet to come! cops identify covid-19 .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 11:20 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The police today said 40,000 people are involved in the Covid-19 chain infection, including those linked with the tabligh cluster. Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador (pic) on Saturday (April 4) said the data was analysed by a task force from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headed by Bukit Aman CID chief Huzir Mohamed to identify those who most likely to be infected by the coronavirus. He said from the data provided by the Health Ministry, the police had ..

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Level playing field or not, the ugly malaysian comes to the fore on .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 11:09 am

There has been an uptick in racially charged hate speech on Twitter as the Covid-19 pandemic developed, according to the think tank The Centre. This is based on the groups analysis of tweets containing common Malaysian words often used to vilify groups, together with mentions of any ethnicities. The analysis looked at tweets for a one month period from Feb 27, which coincided with the day the second wave of Covid-19 infections was announced and one day before the Seri Petaling ..

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‘It’s too late’ – not ‘sorry’: even if .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 11:08 am

Most peoples favourite song now I would say is the Happy Birthday song. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we are told to apart from staying at home and observe social distancing wash our hands. With sanitiser but preferably with soap and water. We are told to scrub both hands thoroughly, washing the fingers, thumbs and the whole hand for at least 20 seconds before washing off the lather and drying our hands with towels or tissues. Only then would the virus be disabled. In ..

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From now on, only ‘yes-men’ piping azmin & muhyiddin’s .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 10:56 am

NUNGSARI Ahmad Radhi today confirmed he has left his position as chairman of the Khazanah Research Institute. He told The Malaysian Insight that the organisations benefactor Khazanah Nasional Berhad no longer has confidence in his leadership. The only benefactor of the institute no longer have confidence in me to lead it. However, Nungsari said he remains as chairman of Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) for now. He was appointed Mavcom chairman in 2018, after Pakatan Harapan came ..

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240,000 americans to be killed by covid-19? don’t blame China .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 10:43 am

In January 22, as the nation saw the first American diagnosed with Coronavirus after returning from China, President Donald Trump told CNBC We have it under control. Its one person coming in from China. Its going to be just fine. He was asked during the interview if people should be worried about the outbreak turning into a pandemic. Some eight days later (Jan 30), the president was still not worried at all. Despite 6 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, he said We have ..

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‘Thank god for the agong who hails from najib’s home State .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 10:34 am

Of course, they are still trying to oust Muhyiddin. That is why they want parliament to be convened so that they can attempt a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin. Parliament must stay in recess until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, even if until the end of this year. The last thing we want is DAP back in power where they can create more damage to Malaysia. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamads antics these last five years should already have rung the alarm bells that the (then) 90-year old (now ..

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When ‘munafiqs’ fight, the malays get trampled! pro-qatar, .. - -- [GC] - 4/04 10:23 am

The appointment of Islamist party PAS president Hadi Awang asspecial envoyto the Middle East with ministerial rank has raised eyebrows. Does Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin plan to appoint UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as special envoy to Indonesia with the same ministerial rank too? After all, Zahid is a Java-immigrant so such appointment makes more sense. People have been watching gleefully with popcorn and coke as to how long can Muhyiddin maintain a balancing act to ensure his ..

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Desperate kelantan family survives on tea & crackers only - -- [GC] - 3/04 7:12 pm

GUA MUSANG:We ran out of rice and depend on crackers dipped in tea just to fill our belly. That was 58-year-old Hasnah Che Mats reply to a question on her familys well-being after the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on March 18. The Kampung Perasu resident said she and her husband Ahmad Zami Jusoh, 58, were rubber tappers. But they could no longer work because of the MCO. Hasnah also looks after her father, Che Mat Bakar, 101. What makes me feel sad is that we can ..

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Special envoy for Hadi only the first big ‘concession’ from .. - -- [GC] - 3/04 7:08 pm

Perdana Menteri, Muhyiddin Yassin petang tadi mengumumkan perlantikan Presiden Pas, Hadi Awang sebagai Duta Khas ke Timur Tengah bertaraf menteri. Ini bermakna, lantikan menteri dan timbalan menteri yang sebelum ini berjumlah 70 orang telah bertambah menjadi 71 orang ramainya. Dengan jawatan bertaraf menteri, Hadi Awang berhak mendapat segala segala gaji, elaun dan kemudahan sebagaimana menteri-menteri yang dilantik Muhyiddin sebelum ini. Makna kata, kalau menteri-menteri biasanya mendapat gaji ..

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‘Get the people money or they will die’ – Kit Siang .. - -- [GC] - 3/04 6:34 pm

Government should explore the possibility of holding an emergency virtual Parliament as it is imperative that Malaysia adopts a whatever it takes strategy not only to win the Covid 19 war but to survive the post-coronavirus pandemic economics The Malaysian Parliament should explore the possibility of holding an emergency virtual Parliament as it is imperative that Malaysia adopts a whatever it takes strategy not only to win the Covid-19 war but to survive the ..

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