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PM stands by decision to appoint Latheefa
Jun 11, 2019
The Prime Minister has again defended his decision, to appoint Latheefa Koya as MACC chief.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is his prerogative to make the appointment.
“I’m not required to consult the Cabinet. I can ask for the opinions of various people, and then I decide on the merits of the case.”
He adds that currently, the Parliamentary Select Committee can’t function legally, until the constitution is changed to allow for its existence.
Fuel subsidy still in planning
The federal government is still in the midst of collecting data for the planned targeted fuel subsidy.
Earlier this year, the Pakatan Harapan coalition said it expected to roll out the system by July 1st.
In April, the government said it's still deciding between two methods of implementing the programme - either by crediting an amount into the bank accounts of recipients, or by introducing a petrol card.
Caged eagle set free after The Star report
A brahminy kite, an endangered eagle and the symbol of Langkawi, that was found in a cage at a house in Subang Jaya, has been freed.
According to the Star, the bird was roaming freely near its neighbourhood, and the cage outside the house had disappeared.
This comes just a few days after a baby sun bear was rescued by the Wildlife and National Parks department, Perhilitan at a condo in KL.
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