Joceline Tan

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18 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Silence is golden on palace move

The Kelantan palace was merely acting to protect its interest when it stripped three top Pakatan Harapan leaders of their titles. But the move has dealt a terrible blow to the standing of those leaders in the eyes of the Malay electorate.

New millennial Sultan: The Kelantan royal family feels very comfortable with the PAS state government, but the palace had an acrimonious relationship with Dr Mahathir when he was prime minister. (Inset) Dr Mahathir, who was briefly warded at Institut Jantung Negara for a chest infection last week, has kept mum about the revocation of his Kelantan title.
9 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Trigger factor behind revocation of royal awards

AMANAH’S recruitment of an uncle of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V is believed to be the trigger element behind the sudden revocation of the Datukships of two top Amanah leaders from Kelantan.

Eye of the storm: A plot to undermine the Kelantan throne in the ‘90s may be linked to the revocation of Dr Mahathir’s DK award.
9 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kelantan palace revokes Dr M’s award

PUTRAJAYA: Speculation that the Kelantan palace had revoked a prestigious title conferred on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad finally ended with news that his office is in the process of returning the award to Kelantan.

8 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ripples over stripping of titles

THE move by the Kelantan palace to revoke the Datukships of two top Parti Amanah Negara leaders from the state has sent ripples through political circles.

7 Feb 2018 | 2:17 PM

With ‘datuk’ revocation, Kelantan palace sends strong signal about Amanah

Intense speculation among government circles in Kelantan that Dr M’s title has also been revoked.

4 Feb 2018 | 8:38 AM

The knives are out for Azmin

IT is a good thing that Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not a reactive personality, otherwise he would have exploded like a volcano at being called a "joker" who had "done nothing" for Selangor.

4 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Opposition keeping eyes peeled for the ‘silver bullet’

SARAWAK politician Baru Bian had come across Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on numerous occasions in Parliament, but last month was the first time he met the Parti Pribumi president up-close.

4 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Keeping the Sarawak dream alive

One year on and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg of Sarawak is still the no-frills person that he has always been. He has taken the bull by the horns in pursuing the claims for greater state rights, while his plans for several mega projects have been the talk of the town.

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31 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kelantan is ripe for the picking

PAS has shown that it can bring out its supporters, be it in Terengganu or in Selangor. Its most recent Fastaqim gathering filled the entire stadium in Shah Alam.

28 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hot belt of political sentiments

Surveys have shown that it will be hard for Johor to fall but will more seats go to the opposition in the west coast stretch known as the ‘danger zone’?

Problematic stretch: The western part of Johor where Chinese are a significant number will be full of challenges for the ruling coalition.