Politics

Prime Minister to address the nation on Merdeka Eve
Friday, August 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to deliver his address live for the first time on the eve of 57th Merdeka anniversary, unlike in previous years where his speech was recorded in studio and broadcast later.
           
This time around Najib will be delivering his speech live in Dewan...

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Dates set for Pengkalan Kubor by-election
Friday, August 29, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, August 29, 2014: The Election Commission (EC) has set September 25 for the Pengkalan Kubor by-election, with nomination on Sept. 13 and early voting on Sept. 21.
 
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd. Yusof said the 2013 master electoral rolls, combined with the supplementary electoral rolls for the first quarter of 2014 which had been updated until Aug. 20, will be used for the by-election....

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Politician's appeal to compel reporter to reveal source rejected
Friday, August 29, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 - The Court of Appeal here today ruled that Bintulu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing could not appeal against a High Court ruling which dismissed his application to compel a reporter to disclose the sources in an article he had written.
           
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Breaking away from PKR and DAP, Pas to nominate three PKR assemblymen for MB post
Thursday, August 28, 2014

SHAH ALAM - PAS Selangor will not be nominating any of its assemblymen to take up the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post but will nominate three Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) assemblymen instead, said PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali.
           
"The decision not to nominate any PAS assemblymen (for the MB post) is final. This is because the post is reserved for PKR....

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'Istana Segambut' trains its guns at Istana Bukit Kayangan
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It has now boiled down to a showdown between Anwar and the gang against the Selangor Palace. Last night, just about an hour before midnight, PKR and DAP issued a statement that they were maintaining their insistence to nominate only the former's president DS Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as menteri besar.  ...

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Sultan orders Khalid Ibrahim to remain as MB. Pas, PKR and DAP told to submit new candidates to fill MB post
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Pakatan Rakyat leadership crisis in Selangor that has put the position of the state's Mentri Besar in a limbo took a new turn today when the Selangor Palace refused to consider PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the new MB. Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has also refused to accept embatteld MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim's resignation until a new candidate is identified and receives the royal consent for appointment. ...

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MACC & Khalid Ibrahim agree to out of court settlement
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 26, 2014: The suit filed by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner and the government was settled out of court today.
 
Khalid had sued Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed and the government for allegedly implying that he had misused his position in his personal capacity and public office....

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MP Khalid of Shah Alam pleads not guilty to sedition
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 26, 2014: Khalid Samad, the Member of Parliament for Shah Alam, today pleaded not guilty to making a seditious statement on the executive powers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais).
 
Khalid, 57, made the plea at the Sessions Court here after the charge was read before judge Azwarnida Affandi.
 
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I have done my best, says Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim
Monday, August 25, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Aug 25 - Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today he would have an audience with the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, tomorrow to seek the ruler's advice and guidance on his position as the Selangor menteri besar.
           
He said the audience was scheduled for 2.30 pm and he would address a press conference at 4 pm....

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Nizar Jamaluddin charged for defaming Najib Razak
Monday, August 25, 2014

IPOH, Aug 25 - Former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was charged in the Sessions Court here today with defaming Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak two years ago.
 
Mohammad Nizar, 57, of Sungai Rokam here, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to the charge.
           
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