Berita Politik

Featured on the English dailies today are the unanswered questions of who will be appointed for ministerial positions, troubles withinUMNO party polls and the editor of Sarawak Report’s praise for Malaysian democracy.

Which ‘Dr M’ To Choose? – The country is now split between choosing Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Dr Maszlee Malik as the Education Minister, theSun reports. Both candidates have equal support among the Malaysian public, based on online petitions.

Azmin’s Position Up In The Air – The Selangor chief minister met with the Sultan of Selangor and said the palace will issue a statement today on whether he remains in his present position or take up the post of economic affairs minister, according to MalayMail.

No-Contest Policy Takes More Hits – Political analysts and UMNO leaders say the party should not bar members from contesting top positions if it wants to regain the trust of the people, as reported by New Straits Times.

You’re Amazing, M’sia – The Star reports that Sarawak Report editor Claire Rewcastle Brown is impressed over the change of government in Malaysia. She congratulates Malaysians for practicing real democracy and said the country could be a beacon for the region.

Meanwhile, the Malay dailies report on the political crisis in Sabah, Anwar Ibrahim’s call for investigation towards Najib Razak to be in full compliance of the law, demand for investigations on Mindef military purchases and the former PM's wife being confident of her innocence.

Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Dakwa Diancam (Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri Allege Being Threatened) – Berita Harian reports that Tun Juhar Mahiruddin lodged a police report regarding a threat made by a Barisan Nasional (BN) leader last week. The threat is believed to be related to the swearing-in ceremony of Sabah BN chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman.

Kontroversi Saman Politik Di Sabah (Tussle Over Political Control Of Sabah Continues) – Tun Juhar lodged the report after Tan Sri Musa Aman filed a writ of summons to defend his alleged position as Sabah chief minister, according to Kosmo!

Jangan Jatuh Hukum (Don’t Be Too Quick To Judge) – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hopes that a fair and transparent investigation will be conducted for Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Utusan Malaysia reports. He reminds all parties not to be too quick to judge the former Prime Minister, and let the proper legal process to take place.

Siasat Skandal Mindef (Investigate Mindef’s Scandals) – Centre for Malaysian Political and Economic Transcendence (Competent) urges the new government to investigate corruption within the Ministry of Defence, according to Sinar Harian. There have been many reports of misused funds in the purchase of military arsenal.

‘Tidurku Tetap Lena’ (I Still Sleep Well) – Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor insists that she is innocent, regardless of the claims that have been made towards her and her husband Najib Razak, Harian Metro reports.

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