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Independent
EU referendum: 'Brexit' would increase number of refugees entering UK, says ex-Tory ministerIn an attack on Eurosceptics in his own party, Damian Green said it was “simpli
EU referendum: 'Brexit' would increase number of refugees entering UK, says ex-Tory minister
Independent / Posted 11 hours ago
In an attack on Eurosceptics in his own party, Damian Green said it was “simplistic” and “flawed” to suggest that withdrawing from the EU would give Britain greater control over its borders. Instead, he suggested, leaving Europe would lead to a huge... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Apple, Amazon, Google dubbed ‘worst offenders’ for use of tax loopholesA new advocacy group led by Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is trying t
Apple, Amazon, Google dubbed ‘worst offenders’ for use of tax loopholes
The Middletown Press / Posted 13 hours ago
A new advocacy group led by Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is trying to grab an unlikely recruit to support its charge to reform corporate taxes and get multinational businesses such as Apple, Google and Amazon to pay out more money:... Read more
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Northern Echo
Students' work to feature in hard-hitting UN report on legal aid and human rightsThe head of the International Family department at Ben Hoare Bell, in Newcastle
Students' work to feature in hard-hitting UN report on legal aid and human rights
Northern Echo / Posted 16 hours ago
The head of the International Family department at Ben Hoare Bell, in Newcastle, who specialises in human rights, invited the girls to spend a day at her office to experience a working legal practice. Ms McCurley is a member of the United Nations... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
RSSB Puts Up Properties for Sale As Returns DipLack of full occupation of Rwanda Social Security Board's properties upcountry
RSSB Puts Up Properties for Sale As Returns Dip
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
Lack of full occupation of Rwanda Social Security Board's properties upcountry may force the pensions' body to sell them off. Rwanda Today has learnt that the pensions' body is looking for buyers of the properties whose occupancy rate averaged 36... Read more
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Daily Mirror
An ex-Tory minister has caught Theresa May using dodgy migration figuresA former Tory minister has caught Theresa May using dodgy statistics to justify
An ex-Tory minister has caught Theresa May using dodgy migration figures
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 hours ago
A former Tory minister has caught Theresa May using dodgy statistics to justify her migration crackdown. But the numbers she used to back up her argument have been shot down by a former colleague. David Willetts, who was the universities minister... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Khaw accuses WP of rewarding supporters handsomely « Editorial « TR EMERITUSAt an event today (30 Aug), PAP’s Khaw Boon Wan said that the contract awarded
Khaw accuses WP of rewarding supporters handsomely « Editorial « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 17 hours ago
At an event today (30 Aug), PAP’s Khaw Boon Wan said that the contract awarded by WP to FMSS, the former managing agent for Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), was an “arrangement to reward their supporters and friends”. The... Read more
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Northern Echo
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsIn an article for the Sunday Times, Mrs May wrote: "The gap between the number
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
Northern Echo / Posted 18 hours ago
In an article for the Sunday Times, Mrs May wrote: "The gap between the number of non-EU students coming to this country and departing each year is 96,000 - half the net migration from beyond the EU." But Mr Willetts - who left government last year... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
Croydon Guardian / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statisticsHome Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 18 hours ago
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by a former colleague for using "unreliable" statistics to call for tougher restrictions on students coming to Britain. Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Carry Out Proper Health Needs AssessmentLast week, lawmakers on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee questioned
Carry Out Proper Health Needs Assessment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
Last week, lawmakers on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee questioned Ministry of Health officials on the gaps in the implementation of a Shs460 billion project. According to a story in Daily Monitor of August 28, Health Ministry officials... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Districts, NGO Bill, Loans On Agenda As Prisons Fill UpLawmakers have been recalled from recess to come and approve the new districts,
New Districts, NGO Bill, Loans On Agenda As Prisons Fill Up
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 hours ago
Lawmakers have been recalled from recess to come and approve the new districts, The Non-Governmental Organisations Bill, 2015, The Lotteries and Gaming Bill, 2013, pending loan requests and the supplementary schedules I, II and III for financial year... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics « Shropshire StarEx-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that 9
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that 96,000 more students were arriving in the country each year than were leaving. The Home Office is believed to be considering making places on courses contingent on people... Read more
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Express and Star
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics « Express & StarEx-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that 9
Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Ex-universities minister David Willetts took aim at Mrs May's suggestion that 96,000 more students were arriving in the country each year than were leaving. The Home Office is believed to be considering making places on courses contingent on people... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mudavadi Asks Western Politicians to Support His 2017 Presidential BidAmani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday asked pol
Mudavadi Asks Western Politicians to Support His 2017 Presidential Bid
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday asked politicians from western region to back his 2017 presidential bid. Mr Mudavadi said those dismissing him after he unsuccessfully contested the presidency in 2013 were not... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
John Mbadi - We Needed Raila Odinga in HouseAfter the dust had settled and the Jubilee Coalition had taken office, Oppositi
John Mbadi - We Needed Raila Odinga in House
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
After the dust had settled and the Jubilee Coalition had taken office, Opposition chiefs came back from their post-election holiday and slowly began to adjust to the realities of their defeat. Previously, presidential election losers would still be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MPs Query Shs460 Billion Govt Health ProjectKampala — Lawmakers on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have q
MPs Query Shs460 Billion Govt Health Project
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Kampala — Lawmakers on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned Ministry of Health officials on the gaps in the implementation of a Shs460 billion project. The committee chaired by Alice Alaso (Serere Woman) heard yesterday... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
28,000 Inmates Spend Nights StandingAs a result of congestion in the country's 247 jails, more than half of the pri
28,000 Inmates Spend Nights Standing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
As a result of congestion in the country's 247 jails, more than half of the prison population (about 28,000 prisoners) spends the night standing. This state of prisons highlights what the lawmakers yesterday called a crisis in the criminal justice... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Cuts Tax On Sale of SharesLobbying by stockbrokers to scrap the Capital Gain Tax on shares sale, got the
Parliament Cuts Tax On Sale of Shares
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Lobbying by stockbrokers to scrap the Capital Gain Tax on shares sale, got the nod of MPs after the National Assembly voted to cut the charge on Thursday. The tax will be replaced by a 0.3 per cent levy. Stockbrokers have been at loggerheads with... Read more
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International Business Times
Uganda: Over 28,000 prison inmates spend nights standing due to lack of space in jails Thousands of inmates in Uganda are spending their nights standing in jails as t
Uganda: Over 28,000 prison inmates spend nights standing due to lack of space in jails
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
Thousands of inmates in Uganda are spending their nights standing in jails as there is not enough space for them to lie down. It is estimated that nearly 28,000 inmates are facing the situation due to lack of funding for prisons by the Ugandan... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Drop in ringgit, rise of religion in politics not good news, says Singapore Published: 28 August 2015 8:41 AM Singapore says Malaysia’s political and ec
Drop in ringgit, rise of religion in politics not good news, says Singapore
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Published: 28 August 2015 8:41 AM Singapore says Malaysia’s political and economical problems may also affect the republic’s own affairs. – Reuters pic, August 28, 2015.... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Durand Academy headteacher steps down - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Durand Academy headteacher steps down
Chichester Observer / Posted 4 days ago
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The Malaysian Insider
A young Malaysian disappointed – Daniel Tan Published: 27 August 2015 6:52 AM As we are days away from the anniversary o
A young Malaysian disappointed – Daniel Tan
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 5 days ago
Published: 27 August 2015 6:52 AM As we are days away from the anniversary of our nation’s independence (and Bersih 4 of course), there are obviously a lot of things to be dissatisfied about as... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NT Government's $20m rugby league development under scrutinyNT Government's $20m Richardson Park rugby league ground development under scru
NT Government's $20m rugby league development under scrutiny
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
NT Government's $20m Richardson Park rugby league ground development under scrutiny The NT Government's surprise $20 million development for the home of rugby league in Darwin, Richardson Park, will be put under the microscope, after independent... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament, Eco Have Failed Ghanaians - PAC ChairBy Mohammed Awal and Barbara Princess Adjei Chairman of Parliament's Public Ac
Parliament, Eco Have Failed Ghanaians - PAC Chair
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
By Mohammed Awal and Barbara Princess Adjei Chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Kwaku Agyemang Manu says government institutions mandated to fight corruption have failed the nation in that regard. According to him, this was as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
GNPC Appreciates Stakeholders' Patronage of Petroleum ProductsMomodou O.S. Badjie, Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Company (GN
GNPC Appreciates Stakeholders' Patronage of Petroleum Products
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Momodou O.S. Badjie, Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC), has told the joint session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly that "GNPC appreciates" the patronage... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
IEBC Boss, Team Risk Contempt ChargesIEBC chairman Issack Hassan and his commissioners risk sanctions by Parliament
IEBC Boss, Team Risk Contempt Charges
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
IEBC chairman Issack Hassan and his commissioners risk sanctions by Parliament for thrice snubbing a key House oversight committee over the procurement of the Sh1.3 billion BVR kits. Hassan has failed to appear before the powerful Public Accounts... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Putrajaya, not Bersih, to blame for ringgit woes, minister told Penang state exco member Dr Afif Bahardin says the Bersih 4 rally may just re
Putrajaya, not Bersih, to blame for ringgit woes, minister told
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Penang state exco member Dr Afif Bahardin says the Bersih 4 rally may just redeem Malaysia's image in the eyes of the international community. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Don’t prepare budgets based on manifestos - Kan DapaahGeneral News of Wednesday, 26 August 2015 A Consulting Director at the Centre
Don’t prepare budgets based on manifestos - Kan Dapaah
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 6 days ago
General News of Wednesday, 26 August 2015 A Consulting Director at the Centre for Public Accountability of the University of Professional Studies, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, has urged governments to desist from preparing budgets based on party... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Nur Jazlan, please don’t think too highly of yourself – TK Chua Published: 26 August 2015 7:34 AM I refer to Nur Jazlan’s comment on the cha
Nur Jazlan, please don’t think too highly of yourself – TK Chua
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Published: 26 August 2015 7:34 AM I refer to Nur Jazlan’s comment on the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which according to him, must be held by the ruling party,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Youth Forum - Work of NYP Is Critically Important - U.S. Chargé d' Affaires Joseph StaffordThe outgoing United States Embassy Charge d' Affaires, Joseph Stafford, has sai
Youth Forum - Work of NYP Is Critically Important - U.S. Chargé d' Affaires Joseph Stafford
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The outgoing United States Embassy Charge d' Affaires, Joseph Stafford, has said the work of the National Youth Parliament (NYP) is critically important as it tackles lack of awareness by communicating directly with the Gambian people through highly... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Micheál Martin rules out sharing power with Fine Gael and Sinn Féin | Irish Examiner Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out entering g
Micheál Martin rules out sharing power with Fine Gael and Sinn Féin
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
| Irish Examiner Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out entering government with Fine Gael or Sinn Féin... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Issack Hassan, IEBC Commissioners Risk Contempt ChargesA parliamentary oversight committee has threatened to issue summons against ele
Issack Hassan, IEBC Commissioners Risk Contempt Charges
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A parliamentary oversight committee has threatened to issue summons against electoral commission chairman Issack Hassan for failing to honour, more than once, its invitations. Mr Hassan has proved elusive as the National Assembly Public Accounts... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Electoral Chief Hassan's Absence Infuriates PACNairobi — The Public Accounts Committee is mulling issuance of summons to compe
Electoral Chief Hassan's Absence Infuriates PAC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Nairobi — The Public Accounts Committee is mulling issuance of summons to compel IEBC chairman Issack Hassan to appear and respond to queries surrounding the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits used in the last... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Oguttu's Pointless OppositionHow dangerous can confusion between Leader of Opposition and Opposition Chief W
Oguttu's Pointless Opposition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
How dangerous can confusion between Leader of Opposition and Opposition Chief Whip be? But not one opposition MP followed him out. Only four of the 67 opposition MPs ended up outside with their leader. In fact, even the Opposition Chief Whip,... Read more
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New Kerala
Congress MLA dead in Telangana Senior Congress lawmaker Patola Kishta Reddy died following cardiac arrest on
Congress MLA dead in Telangana
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
Senior Congress lawmaker Patola Kishta Reddy died following cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 74 and is survived by his wife and four sons. Reddy was shifted to a private hospital here after he complained of chest... Read more
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The Hindu
Congress MLA from Narayanakhed P. Kista Reddy dies of heart attack at 67Kista Reddy was the Public Accounts Committee Chairman of the Telangana Assembl
Congress MLA from Narayanakhed P. Kista Reddy dies of heart attack at 67
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Kista Reddy was the Public Accounts Committee Chairman of the Telangana Assembly. He was elected to the Assembly from Narayanakhed constituency four times. Congress MLA from Narayanakhed in Medak District Patlolla Krishna Reddy, who is popularly... Read more
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The Star
Kit Siang calls for emergency parliament sittingGEORGE TOWN: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pic) has once again urged for an emerge
Kit Siang calls for emergency parliament sitting
The Star / Posted 7 days ago
GEORGE TOWN: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pic) has once again urged for an emergency parliament sitting to be held in the first week of September. He said this was to address three "emergencies" plaguing the country, namely the fall in ringgit, stock... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najib DAP's Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang (seated, left) and Penang Chief Minister
Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najib
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
DAP's Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang (seated, left) and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (seated, second left) with other party members at the press conference held at the Penang DAP... Read more
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Gazette
Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting launch parliamentary probe into costs of cullA BADGER campaigning group has launched a parliamentary probe into how cash has
Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting launch parliamentary probe into costs of cull
Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
A BADGER campaigning group has launched a parliamentary probe into how cash has been spent in the Gloucestershire Badger Cull. Campaigners from Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting are asking questions of the public accounts committee after... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
£40,000 spent every day on Civil Service overtime as the lights burn late at Stormont departments By Adrian Rutherford The overtime bill at under-staffed Stormont departments
£40,000 spent every day on Civil Service overtime as the lights burn late at Stormont departments
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
By Adrian Rutherford The overtime bill at under-staffed Stormont departments is running at more than £40,000 a day, it can be revealed. Spending has... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Prime ministers and the phenomenon of power – Chandra Muzaffar Published: 25 August 2015 1:12 PM Given the situation in the country today,
Prime ministers and the phenomenon of power – Chandra Muzaffar
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
Published: 25 August 2015 1:12 PM Given the situation in the country today, it would be useful for us to reflect on how Malaysian prime ministers have related to power. The attitude... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Lack of transparency dents credibility of Najib-led government – Saleena Saleem and David Han Guo Xiong Published: 25 August 2015 9:20 AM The Malaysian government, led by Prime Min
Lack of transparency dents credibility of Najib-led government – Saleena Saleem and David Han Guo Xiong
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 7 days ago
Published: 25 August 2015 9:20 AM The Malaysian government, led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has a difficult job managing public... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Strengthening Financial Scrutiny in Pacific ParliamentsTuesday, 25 August 2015, 9:18 amPress Release: Office of the Speaker 25 August
Strengthening Financial Scrutiny in Pacific Parliaments
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 9:18 amPress Release: Office of the Speaker 25 August 2015The New Zealand Parliament will host a meeting of public... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Doctor whose letter was shared 180,000 times attacks 'dishonest' Tory replyAn NHS doctor has attacked the Tories' 'dishonest' reply to an open letter she
Doctor whose letter was shared 180,000 times attacks 'dishonest' Tory reply
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
An NHS doctor has attacked the Tories' 'dishonest' reply to an open letter she wrote that was shared 180,000 times. Fresh from a weekend of graveyard shifts, she complained her colleagues already work all week long and she earns less than a Pret a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MPs Probe May Not Get to the Bottom of 2013 Poll Tender MessPAC will have to be clinical and ruthless in its approach to address the rot at
MPs Probe May Not Get to the Bottom of 2013 Poll Tender Mess
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
PAC will have to be clinical and ruthless in its approach to address the rot at IEBC. The members must undertake contextual research ahead of their meetings with accounting officers lest they continue to be bewildered by off-hand, weak and naïve... Read more
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The Star
1MDB critics ‘very quiet’ over Darul Ehsan Investment GroupKUALA LUMPUR: Critics of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) should adopt the same
1MDB critics ‘very quiet’ over Darul Ehsan Investment Group
The Star / Posted 8 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Critics of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) should adopt the same principle of transparency and accountability when it comes to Darul Ehsan Investment Group (DEIG). The Auditor-General had been tasked to come up with a complete report... Read more
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