he Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Conference of Rulers claimed yesterday that it is unnecessary to extend the current State of Emergency beyond August 1 which is its supposed end date. It was one of the seven recommendations concluded from the special Conference of Rulers meeting as stated by Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad at Istana Negara yesterday.

“Their Highnesses are united in the opinion that the lives and livelihoods of the people must be prioritized above all others,” he said. Agong’s stand to let Parliament to gather immediately gained support from the Rulers…

The declaration made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Conference of Rulers regarding the immediate reconvention of the Parliament has been noted by Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan. However, he pointed out that the Agong did not give any exact date for the reopening of the Parliament.

In a discussion on Bicara Harakah, he said that the Agong did not explicitly give a date but it will be reopened as soon as possible. So, the Prime Minister can proclaim that Parliament can be held in September or October for instance.

Talking to moderator Badzli Bakar, Takiyuddin added that the Agong…

ASEAN member defense chiefs have expressed their concern over the ongoing activities of the Chinese in the South China Sea. In the 15th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), there were several ASEAN defense ministers who said they were perturbed over the China Coast Guard law which has been passed in January.

This recent Chinese naval law has given power to the China’s coast guard to use “all necessary means” to prevent any threats coming from vessels of foreigners. …

President Rodrigo Duterte won’t ever help out a potential yet “legitimately incorrect” and “politically persuaded” examination by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of the great many killings in his conflict on drugs that will simply affront the Philippine equity framework, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Resistance officials and common liberties bunches said equity was finding Duterte as they invited the move by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to demand for an approval to investigate the killings.

This is another great advance toward equity for every one of the groups of casualties of EJKs,” tweeted previous Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who, along with…

The Supreme Court requested the late Herminio Disini, a partner of the late tyrant Ferdinand Marcos, to pay the public authority P1 billion in mild harm and P1 million in praiseworthy harms for his job in the granting of the $2.2-billion Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) venture to Westinghouse Electric Corp.

The court expected Disini to take responsibility for applying unnecessary impact in the granting of the BNPP project by exploiting his nearby relationship with previous president Ferdinand Marcos. In view of this, Disini died in 2014.

Twelve of the officers casted a ballot consistently on the choice, with restraints…

Surprisingly, Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto joined the twelfth ASEAN-China Defense Ministers Informal Meeting, held for all intents and purposes to examine the advancement in protection participation between the two sides in the previous 30 years.

In view of this, Brunei Darussalam’s Second Minister of Defense, the Honorable Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi receptacle Haji Mohd Yussof, in his ability as head of ADMM, started the gathering.

In view of this, Subianto praised the casual gathering, which checked 30 years of ASEAN-China relations. …

The 40-year-old Singaporean Dickson Yeo, who spied for China in the United States is being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for acting as a paid agent of a foreign country. The Internal Security Department (ISD) said in a press release today that it had served the detention order on Dickson Yeo on January 29 and that his continued detention is mandatory in order to investigate into the full extent of his activities.

Yeo, upon his deportation from the US has been arrested by the ISD on Dec 30 last year following the end of his 14-month jail sentence…

Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi met with the South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, Tae Sung Park to talk about collaboration in the development of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) foundation in Bali.

During the gathering, they likewise examined coordinated effort in the advancement of Phase 4 of MRT Jakarta’s Fatmawati Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) course.

They have a gathering with the South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, examining openings for participation in the advancement of transportation framework in Indonesia, and they invite South Korea’s craving to be engaged with the development of trains in Bali and Jakarta.

To foster…

Unexpectedly, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says he will serve his full term as PM, finishing theory he may disintegrate the House and call a new political decision before his term closes in 2023.

The chief shared during the discussion on the leader order on the acquiring of another 500 billion baht to manage Covid-19 that all analysis against him just served to reinforce his purpose.

Public obligation remained at 8.5 trillion baht, or 54.3% of total national output, as of March 31 this year. The 2018 State Finance and Fiscal Discipline Act covers public obligation at 60% of GDP. While the…

Lim Guan Eng who is the former finance minister has called for the government to raise an amount of RM45 billion through bonds which could help Malaysians in dealing with the economic impact of the latest movement control order or simply the MCO 3.0.

Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng said that following the extension of the MCO to June 28, the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government should start an economic stimulus package to help the Malaysian people save their jobs, businesses and livelihoods.

He added that Malaysians can only benefit, and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has nothing to lose…

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