Politics

Now Nik Aziz makes U-turn on Khalid
Monday, August 18, 2014

KOTA BAHARU, August 18 -- 2014: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today agreed with all decisions made at the party's central working committee meeting on Sunday which rejected the leadership of Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
 
Nik Aziz said this was decided after his closed-door meeting with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali here....

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Pas wants Azmin Ali for MB post
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kuala Lumpur : Pas has nominated PKR deputy president Azmin Ali to be considered for the Selangor mentri besar post, together with PKR's president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. The party leadership, which met today, reached a compromise by agreeing to maintain Dr Wan Azizah's name in the running only if Azmin's name was also included in the list for the Sultan of Selangor's consideration....

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Dr Mahathir: Selangor problems due to Anwar
Saturday, August 16, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, August 16, 2014: The political upheaval and tussle for the post of Selangor menteri besar will not end, even when fresh elections are held, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He described the crisis in the Pakatan Rakyat-run state as a farce arising from opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has always wanted to become prime minister. ...

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Sultan tells Khalid to keep mum until August 27
Saturday, August 16, 2014

SHAH ALAM, August 15, 2014: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today that the Sultan of Selangor has ordered him not to make any decision or announcement concerning the MB's post until the ruler returns to the country on Aug 27.
 
Khalid said he had communicated to the Sultan the latest political developments in Selangor including the sentiments among state assemblymen....

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Khairy wants Under-40s to form 30% of next election candidates
Friday, August 15, 2014

KOTA BAHARU, August 15, 2014: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has suggested that 30 per cent of the party's candidates for the next general election be below 40 years. He said in the last general election in 2013, Umno candidates aged below 40 who won the parliamentary seats made up less than four per cent. ...

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So, what, the PM can't go on holiday?
Friday, August 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister, as we understand, is on holiday. So, yes - happy holiday, Sir.  Then again, he may not be. But he is out of the country, for sure.Some people may know where he is. Some people may not. Some do not know and perhaps do not care.Most are not bothered as long as he is still running the country and not abdicating his duties. ...

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When you have the smarts
Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Pakatan is really at breaking point now and it is all up to PAS how this drama will end.
 
Khalid Ibrahim is pulling all the stops, and I bet he still has a few tricks up his sleeves in his bid to keep his enemies unbalanced.
However it is still up to PAS.
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Court: Penang cannot have local government election
Thursday, August 14, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 -- 2014: The Federal Court has ruled that the DAP-led Penang government does not have the jurisdiction to conduct local government elections.
 
Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Md. Raus Sharif, who chaired a five-member panel, said the state government could not unilaterally exempt the application of Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 to the whole of Penang....

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Anwar's final sodomy appeal set for October
Thursday, August 14, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 -- 2014: The Federal Court has fixed October 28 and 29 to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's final appeal against his conviction and five-year jail sentence for sodomising a former aide.
 
Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif set the date in chambers today when the case came up for case management, after meeting Anwar's lawyers Ramkarpal Singh, N....

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Johor police looking for CIQ protest masterminds
Thursday, August 14, 2014

JOHOR BAHARU, Aug 14 - Police advised several individuals to come forward and give their statements to facilitate investigations over a protest on the implementation of new toll rates at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, here early this month.           ...

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