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22 January 2024

WHAT’S NEW?

After days of speculation brought forth by media publications publishing unverified news about former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s royal pardon bid, the Pardons Board finally released a statement on 2 February announcing that Najib has been granted a reduced punishment for his sentence on the SRC International case. These include his imprisonment being reduced from 12 years to 6 years and his RM210 million fine to RM50 million fine.

Beyond the recent Royal Pardon received by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak which halved his imprisonment from 12 years to 6 years and reduced the fine from RM210 million to RM50 million for the SRC International case, a complaint raised by his lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah during the ongoing 1MDB trial have made headlines in Malaysia. This was after Shafee sought for “Man on the Run”, a Netflix documentary on 1MDB to be removed from the platform because its contents are “extremely Sub Judice and contemptions”.

CAN THE GOVT REMOVE NETFLIX'S 1MDB DOCUMENTARY FOR SUB JUDICE AS REQUESTED BY NAJIB'S LAWYER?

Beyond the recent Royal Pardon received by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak which halved his imprisonment from 12 years to 6 years and reduced the fine from RM210 million to RM50 million for the SRC International case, a complaint raised by his lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah during the ongoing 1MDB trial have made headlines in Malaysia. This was after Shafee sought for “Man on the Run”, a Netflix documentary on 1MDB to be removed from the platform because its contents are “extremely Sub Judice and contemptions”.

According to a report by Malay Mail, Shafee told the High Court on 8 January that the programme has about 160 excerpts that are contemptuous and Sub Judice to the ongoing trial. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Ahmad Akram Gharib then suggested that Shafee should write to the relevant authorities such as the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to alert them about the situation. He has since done so and also sent a copy of those communications to the Attorney-General.

An incident took social media by storm recently after a viral video recording showed 3 men being apprehended by the authorities for illegally trespassing the official residence of the Selangor Menteri Besar in Section 7, Shah Alam.

The incident which took place on 5 January 2024 was confirmed by the Shah Alam District Police Chief ACP Mohd Iqbal bin Ibrahim, who also asserted that the 3 suspects have been detained and remanded for 2 days to assist in investigations.

There was yet another twist in the already convoluted storyline of Malaysian politics recently as out of the blue, a Member of Parliament (MP) from the opposition went rogue against his own party and pledged support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. In a statement on 12 October 2023, Kuala Kangsar MP Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid said that despite now supporting Anwar, he is still loyal to Bersatu and only made the decision for the benefit of his constituents in dealing with the rising cost of living.

A notice by the Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) went viral recently, with many Malaysians perplexed at its apparent absurdity. The notice, dated 2 October 2023 by MBPG Mayor, prohibits homeowners within MBPG’s jurisdiction from parking vehicles in front of their neighbour’s homes or even their own houses.

A distressing video went viral on social media recently, depicting an individual being assaulted by a man who is allegedly a police officer at an eatery. As reported by FMT, the incident took place in April last year but the video only recently circulated online, catching the attention of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)

One of the biggest perks of being a Malaysian is that our country has one of the lowest prices for petrol and diesel in the region, all thanks to the subsidies put in place by the government. Specifically, the government has continued the policy of blanket-subsidising RON95 and diesel until today, though this will change later this year as the administration introduces a targeted subsidy system, the mechanism of which is yet to be announced.

August and September are special months for Malaysians as two of our nation’s most important dates are within this period. Of course, we are talking about Merdeka Day or Independence Day on 31 August and Malaysia Day on 16 September.

Accordingly, Malaysians throughout the globe take the opportunity during this period to showcase their patriotism and national pride. These include proudly displaying our national flag, the Jalur Gemilang.

17 August 2023 will forever be engraved as a grim day in Malaysian history after a Beechcraft 390 aircraft crashed at the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) in Elmina, Shah Alam. The tragedy claimed the lives of 10 Malaysians, with the whole nation reeling from the aftermath, mourning the loss.

It was all smiles for former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently after he garnered back-to-back “victories” that would undoubtedly benefit his political career. First, Perikatan Nasional (PN), the political coalition of which he is chairman, had an impressive showing in the 2023 State Elections and just a few days later, 4 of the 7 criminal charges against him have been discharged and acquitted by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Malaysia recently made headlines worldwide after the Home Ministry raided 11 Swatch boutiques in several states and confiscated watches from the brand with alleged elements associated with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Plus (LGBTQ+) community. As reported by NST, the raids were conducted between 13 and 15 May 2023 at Swatch boutiques nationwide, including Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, One Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Setia City Mall, Mid Valley Megamall, Southkey, Sunway Putra Mall, Sogo KL, Queensbay, Fahrenheit 88 and Suria Sabah.

The political climate in our country has turned up a notch recently due to the 2023 State Elections (PRN) which saw six states that didn’t dissolve their respective State Legislative Assemblies (DUN) during or prior to the 15th General Election (GE15) go to the polls. These include Selangor, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.

Over the past few years, especially during the pandemic, cashless transactions in Malaysia have increased dramatically. In fact, in a study by Visa last year as reported by Bernama, 74% of Malaysian consumers have gone cashless and 60% of consumers are using less frequently in our country.

Malaysia made a marquee move into the electric vehicle (EV) market after Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc officially began operations in our country last month. Furthermore, the company’s investment in Malaysia made headlines worldwide, showcasing our nation’s intention to promote low-carbon mobility, support the EV industry and boost economic growth. 

The 2023 State Elections (PRN) are now underway, with all political parties now in full ‘war mode’, vying to form the State Government in the six participating states. One of those states, Kedah, is expected to see the most intense ‘battle’ to win voters’ support by the two main Malaysian political coalitions, incumbent Perikatan Nasional (PN) and the Unity Federal Government’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) pact, as despite PH winning the state in 2018 by a simple majority, PN had taken over Kedah after the infamous Sheraton Move.

The 2023 State Elections are currently underway, involving six states that didn’t dissolve their respective Legislative Assemblies (DUN) during or prior to the 15th General Election (GE15). These include the states of Selangor, Penang, Kelantan, Kedah, Terengganu and Negeri Sembilan.

The campaigning period for the 2023 State Elections (PRN) is now underway, with all political parties now in full ‘battle mode’ to win voters’ support. Involving all Malaysian states which didn’t dissolve their respective Legislative Assemblies (DUN) during or prior to the 15th General Election (GE15), this PRN won’t affect the government at the federal level but only the establishment of the state governments of six states, namely Selangor, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan and Penang.

Malaysians are going to the polls again, well, at least some of them, as the 2023 State Elections (PRN 2023) is now underway. Involving six states which didn’t dissolve their respective Legislative Assemblies (DUNs) during or prior to the 15th General Election (GE15), many analysts see this as an opportunity to gauge our country’s political climate post-GE15.

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WHAT’S NEW?

A distressing video went viral on social media recently, depicting an individual being assaulted by a man who is allegedly a police officer at an eatery. As reported by FMT, the incident took place in April last year but the video only recently circulated online, catching the attention of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM)

One of the biggest perks of being a Malaysian is that our country has one of the lowest prices for petrol and diesel in the region, all thanks to the subsidies put in place by the government. Specifically, the government has continued the policy of blanket-subsidising RON95 and diesel until today, though this will change later this year as the administration introduces a targeted subsidy system, the mechanism of which is yet to be announced.