Politics

Khir Toyo's appeal fixed for August 28
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 6 -- 2014: Former Selangor Mentri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo's appeal against his conviction and 12 months' jail term for corruption will be heard by the Federal Court on Aug 28.
 
This was informed to the media today by the court's corporate communications and international relations head Mohd. Aizuddin Zolkeply.
 
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Spat raises spectre of Malaysian opposition split
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 6 -- 2014: A power-broking rift within Malaysia's opposition alliance is spurring fears that the unlikely multi-racial coalition, which inspired millions to imagine an alternative to the country's decades-old regime, faces potential collapse.
 
Unprecedented electoral gains have enabled the diverse three-party Pakatan Rakyat (People's...

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Governance, democracy and the circus of politics
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

 
ADA APA DENGAN MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR?
 
The political crisis in Selangor and the position of the Menteri Besar (MB) is not a strange phenomenon as witnessed in the past involving Datuk Abu Hassan Omar, Tan Sri Muhammad Taib and Datuk Seri Mohamed Khir Toyo.
 
Past crises in the richest state had seen changes in leadership in...

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Gani guns down critics, defends AG Chambers
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail has come out with guns blazing against critics who had hit out against him and demanded explanations over perceived non-action against those who insulted Islam and Malays.  Even a former deputy minister had called for the AG's resignation for alleged selective prosecution.  ...

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CIQ toll after thorough study, says Wahid
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NUSAJAYA, Aug 5 - Toll collection was introduced at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) for vehicles to Singapore after a study on the matter was carried out for more than two years, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.
           
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Khalid ready to face PKR probe
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Aug 5 - Embattled Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today he is prepared to be judged or investigated if anyone feels there have been irregularities in his administration of the state.           Nevertheless, he said, all such matters should be discussed with the utmost decorum and discipline as he always held to the principles of transparency and accountability....

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Pakatan will never compromise on core principles, says Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Much has been said over the past weeks on the possible break-up of Pakatan Rakyat particularly on account of the friction between PKR and PAS over the choice of Menteri Besar for Selangor.
 
Let me reiterate my position: Pakatan Rakyat will not break up because of the choice of MB but it can and it will break up if any of its component parties compromises on its core principles, of integrity, transparency and accountability in government....

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A deafening silence from our NGOs on Gaza
Monday, August 4, 2014

There is a gnawing question among groups of Malaysians lately on the lack, or absence even, of protests by non-governmental organisations  in the country against the  Zionist atrocities in Gaza that have killed some 2,000 civilians, the majority of whom are women and children.These groups are referring to self-proclaimed pro-democracy Malaysian NGOs  who were in the past involved in staging demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur....

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Immediate kins of MH17 victims to get US$50,000
Monday, August 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 -- 2014: The immediate family members of the victims of the shotdown Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 are expected to receive an advance compensation of US$50,000 (about RM160,000) at the soonest possible date.
 
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the payment would be made by MAS.
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Tun Dr Ismail - The man and the institution
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Today marks the 41st year since our nation witnessed the passing of one of our national heroes, Tun Dr Ismail. This was a man that personified strength, unity, tolerance, governance and rule of law. A principled man with a strict code of ethics, who would “even jail his own mother if she broke the law”, Tun Dr Ismail had his own philosophy and vision in what he envisioned Malaysia to be....

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