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Putting in place a new Malaysian order

What is remarkable after the May 9 elections is not only how quickly the old system is crumbling but also how rapidly a new order is being established.

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Ismail is Barisan’s pick for Perlis MB

ALOR SETAR: Perlis Barisan Nasional has agreed to have Tambun Tulang assemblyman Datuk Ismail Kassim as the Mentri Besar.

Poll position: Ismail (centre) cheering with his campaign machinery at the Tambun Tulang voting centre in Arau, Perlis. — Bernama

Indians opt for multiracial parties

They made their choice as to who should represent their interests, which is a departure from the traditional approach of race-based political party representation.

Jubilant occasion: Prabakaran being carried by his supporters after winning the Batu seat.

Karyawan wants more support for arts

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Artistes’ Association (Karyawan) hopes the new Government will give more support to the development of the arts in the country.

All smiles: A file photo of Fernandez (third, right) with Persatuan Seniman Malaysia president Zed Zaidi (fourth, left) in a group shot with artistes at the launch of Program Hiburan KLCATS at Menara DBKL. — Bernama

‘PH will uphold press freedom’

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP and Pakatan Harapan have assured the people that it will uphold press freedom and that asking for the closure of TV3 is neither the party’s nor the coalition’s policy.


Swearing-in of MB postponed as Regent wants to meet new reps

PEKAN: The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said there is no problem despite the postponement of the swearing-in of the new Mentri Besar.


Tuanku Muhriz: Nation badly needs honest heads

KUALA PILAH: The country desperately needs leaders who are dignified, trustworthy and firm in their beliefs, says Negri Sembilan Ruler Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir.

For posterity: Supporters taking a wefie with Aminuddin after he was sworn in before Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir at the Istana Besar in Seri Menanti, Kuala Pilah.

Negri MCA chairman resigns from all positions

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan MCA chairman Datuk Seri Dr Lim Chin Fui has resigned from all his party positions, following MCA’s defeat in all the seats it contested here.


Kelantan Wanita Umno info chief joins Pribumi

KOTA BARU: Kelantan Wanita Umno information chief Zarina Md Eusope and 50 other party members have joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.


PBB rubbishes talk component parties will join Pakatan

KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumi­putera Bersatu (PBB), the main member of Sarawak Barisan Nasional, has dispelled talk that the component parties are negotiating to join Pakatan Harapan.


PBS quits BN and joins STAR in new coalition

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) is the fourth Barisan Nasional component party in Sabah to quit the coalition.