MIC says not consulted over BN sec-gen removal, new appointment

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — MIC has questioned the removal of Tan Sri Annuar Musa as the Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general yesterday without consultation with all BN component parties. MIC president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran said the party was also not informed about UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan’s appointment to replace Annuar. However, he opined that the removal was legitimate and that there is no requirement in the BN constitution that the removal cannot be done without consultation with the component parties. “…the removal of Tan Sri Annuar Musa is… Read More

Najib was 1MDB showrunner – former CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer (CEO) told the High Court today the real shareholder of 1MDB was the government and the show was run by the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, 47, said even though the 1MDB board has the power to deliberate and make decisions, it will all came down to Najib as he held the veto power. He said this when referred to Article 117 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&A) of 1MDB,… Read More

Putrajaya UMNO supports Muhyiddin – Ku Nan

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 — Putrajaya UMNO division today took the stance to support Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin leadership as Prime Minister, despite calls by the party not to cooperate with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). Its chief Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the division has also urged all UMNO MPs to continue working with Perikatan Nasional(PN). “Nothing has been said about not backing Muhyiddin’s leadership and so forth because I, for one, know that it was us who wanted Muhyiddin to be the Prime Minister and UMNO should support him… Read More

China ready to work with ASEAN to further enrich partnership: FM

BEIJING, Jan 2 — China stands ready to work with ASEAN to further enrich the strategic partnership and usher in a new era of peace, development and cooperation for the region, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Xinhua News Agency reported. Wang made the remarks in a recent interview with Xinhua and China Media Group. “Since its launch, China-ASEAN cooperation has always been results-oriented, pioneering and responsive to the trend of the times. It has become the most successful and vibrant example of regional cooperation,” he said. He said… Read More