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Tag: Parliament

MTUC still needed in this country

It is not that the MTUC cannot be replaced, but the option is a union that is much more weaker and obsequious to the state than the existing one.

Dewan Rakyat to discuss cheaper air fares, poverty

Debate on 2020 Budget continues

Painting depicting British MPs as chimps sells for US$12 mil

Bidding for Banksy's work lasted no more than 13 minutes.

Johnson vows to stay put to hit Brexit deadline

The PM believes making Brexit work is his responsibility.

French MPs approve IVF for lesbians, single women

Move sets stage for street protests next month.

‘What Greta said’ inspires largest climate strike in NZ

Kids in school uniform among more than 40,000 packed into grounds of parliament buildings.

Outrage at Johnson’s rhetoric in Brexit impasse

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says Johnson's language 'indistinguishable from (that of) the far right'.

UK’s top court to rule on Johnson’s parliament suspension

If the decision goes against Boris Johnson he could be forced to recall parliament, or the legislature could simply be reconvened by its speakers.

No rush to discuss Tanjung Piai seat, says Umno’s Ismail

When the time comes, talks to be held with fellow BN component parties and new ally PAS.

UK’s Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth on parliament’s suspension

Parliament is suspended until Oct 14, a move opponents argue was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinise Johnson's plans to push Brexit.

UK parliament’s suspension to begin late Monday

A spokesman says parliament will be prorogued at the close of business Monday.

UK parliament approves law seeking to block no-deal Brexit

The legislation is expected to be signed into law by Queen Elizabeth on Monday.

Johnson to call election on eve of Brexit showdown with parliament?

Boris Johnson has called a cabinet meeting and could ask lawmakers to vote on calling an election if they vote against his government on Brexit.

Johnson steps up Brexit talks with EU as he faces legal...

Britain's Brexit negotiators are to meet their EU counterparts twice a week throughout September in a bid to reach a new divorce agreement.

Johnson sparks outrage after forcing suspension of parliament

Thousands of people have protested in major cities, while an online petition against the suspension has garnered more than one million signatures within the space of a few hours. 

Senate reforms to start with a select committee

Reform panel sets out nine proposals including revival of Parliamentary Service Act.

Pakatan Harapan: Divided and distracted

Until PH gets its house in order, not much in terms of major reforms can be expected from this government.

Malaysia’s RM700 billion trove of mineral wealth

Dewan Rakyat told that federal government is keen to exploit Malaysia's reserves of coal, tin ore, iron ore, gold, manganese, silica sand, and kaolin.

Speaker won’t chair debate on decision not to refer LGE to...

The opposition bloc, which is filing two motions for debate, says there will be a conflict of interest if Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof were to chair the debate on his decision regarding Lim.

Green groups march to Parliament demanding stronger forestry laws

They want specific clauses included in the constitution to protect the environment and prevent exploitation.

Mindef’s white paper to be tabled at next Parliament session

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu also says the government is upgrading the hospital facilities for Rohingya refugees at Cox's Bazar.

UK parliament’s ‘Big Ben’ bell marks 160 years as restoration work...

The UK's 'Big Ben' marks 160 years since its first bell chimed, however it may not ring anytime soon due to a major restoration project.

Govt expected to table bill abolishing death penalty next week

Minister VK Liew says the papers for Cabinet consideration have been finalised, but that the death sentence for trafficking in drugs will remain.

Unfair, says Najib of asset declaration as MPs have other sources...

The former prime minister says some MPs earn a salary from other work and it is unfair to lump it all in their MP income declaration account.