KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Is the pandemic a boon to autocracy? In Malaysia, efforts to constrain the coronavirus have chipped away at the very democratic principles that for decades made the country a natural US ally and bastion of stability in a volatile region, Bloomberg reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president and acting chairman, said today Bersatu’s move to suspend Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah and Dr Maszlee Malik’s memberships was not hasty because they have breached the party’s constitution.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claims that he is still the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman and plans to bring a motion to sack Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a party meeting in the near future, the Malay Mail reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): The termination of former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, and three others from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia effective yesterday were invalid, said a lawyer.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): Twenty-three state assemblypersons have lost confidence in the leadership of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as Kedah Menteri Besar (MB), claimed Jeneri representative Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 5): The federal government relaxed the movement control order (MCO), essentially to allow businesses to operate subject to certain conditions.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November, according to a Reuters article today.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 21): Former National Water Service Commission (Span) commissioners who were axed last week rue their removal had stymied plans to tackle issues such as pollution of rivers and water bodies, Malaysiakini reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba said the previous government had failed to contain the tabligh cluster, without which Malaysia would only have small clusters of Covid-19 infections, Malaysiakini reported yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): A now-deleted political Facebook post on the Health Ministry's official page has caused a storm, with many saying the ministry should remain neutral and apolitical, Malaysiakini reported yesterday.