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PUTRAJAYA - "If you want to say that I am a perfectionist, yes I admit, but I am also human, sometimes I overlooked (something)," former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) foreign exchange (forex) losses in the early 1980's today.

Dr Mahathir said that in reply to Conducting Officer Datuk Suhaimi Ibrahim, who suggested that Dr Mahathir was a perfectionist and meticulous person who would pay great attention to a problem, but had failed to pay attention to the huge losses suffered by the BNM.

"No matter how careful I am in handling everything, there are things I had overlooked. For example, I appointed the wrong person," he said without naming the person.

At this juncture, RCI panel member, High Court Judge Datuk Kamaludin Md Said told Dr Mahathir that the issue in question concerned the losses suffered by the BNM.

Kamaludin also asked Dr Mahathir whether he had wrongly appointed the then Finance Minister, to which he answered: "He seemed nice at first, but what he had in mind, I didn't know."

To Suhaimi's question that Dr Mahathir should have given more attention to the BNM losses as it was

MELAKA - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all members of the public to join hands with the commission to be their eyes and ears in combating corruption.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad urged the participation of everyone from all levels of society for the Friends of Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) programme, launched on Aug 1.

Speaking at the launch of the state-level 'Kembara Jelajah Anti Rasuah' campaign at the Portuguese Settlement

KUALA LUMPUR - All ideas discussed with online friends during chats relating to #Bajet2018 will be studied and considered for the 2018 Budget, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The Prime Minister said this on his blog NajibRazak.com in connection to the ideas brought up during a chat session at a shopping complex here tonight.

This includes the views of real-estate expert Faizul Ridzuan who said he was grateful for the government’s efforts to provide many housing projects like the 1Malaysia

 

PUTRAJAYA - Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) was present at the Palace of Justice here on Thursday to testify at the proceedings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into foreign exchange losses by Bank Negara Malaysia around the 1990s.

The former finance minister, who is now serving a jail sentence, was escorted by Prison Department personnel when entering the Palace of Justice at about 8.40am.

The vehicle bringing Anwar, which was escorted by vehicles from

PETALING JAYA - Kedah's Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, has passed away at the age of 89.

He passed away at 2.30pm on Monday.

The Kedah ruler made history when he became Agong for the second time in 2012 after being installed for the first time in 1970.

Tuanku Abdul Halim ended his term as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong last December and was replaced by Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V.

He received his early education at Sekolah Melayu Titi Gajah and then went to the Sultan Abdul

KUALA LUMPUR - Umno Youth is standing in solidarity with the Rohingya people from Myanmar by staging two protests here today.

The first will be held in front of the United Nations’ Malaysia headquarters in Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights at 10am and later in front of the Myanmar Embassy here after Friday prayers at 3pm.

Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin announced about the protest at a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre on Thursday.

“We are asking the government to once again

SHAH ALAM - The Selangor government is urged to immediately sign the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) as it is the only state government in the country that has not yet done so.

Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) director Datuk Wan Ramli Wan Abdullah said the commission was still waiting for feedback from the administration of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to hold discussion on the pledge.

"To date, 90 state and federal organisations in Selangor have signed

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