Politics

PKR sacks Khalid without any hearing
Saturday, August 9, 2014

PETALING JAYA, Aug 9 - Parti Keadilan Rakyat's (PKR) Central Leadership Council (MPP) meeting today took the decision to sack Selangor Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim from the party withimmediate effect.           PKR's disciplinary board chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong said it was a unanimous decision...

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Khalid turns the tables against PKR
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Embattled Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has effectively turned the tables against his party and leaders who have been forcing him to vacate the MB seat.  PKR had heaped allegations of misconduct against Khalid, stating why he must step down as the chief executive of Selangor. The allegations were made by the party secretary general Saifuddin Nasution and later the via the disciplinary...

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Khalid: "PKR powerless to probe non-party issues".
Friday, August 8, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 -- 2014: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today countered that the Parti Keadilan Rakyat disciplinary board has no jurisdiction to investigate matters unrelated to the party.
 
In a reply to a show cause letter issued by the party, he contended that the five alleged disciplinary offences were not related to the party.
 
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Appeal court upholds ruling on Kugan's death
Friday, August 8, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 8 -- 2014: The Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court decision which found the police force, former constable V. Navindran and the government liable for the death of A. Kugan while under police custody in January 2009.
 
However, in a unanimous decision a three-man panel headed by Justice Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md....

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Nik Aziz on hypocrites
Friday, August 8, 2014

Last night, embattled Selangor MB TS Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat had recently advised him to be patient with the many "hypocrites" of the political arena.He said Nik Aziz wanted him to try educate the hypocrites instead of destroying them.Please read the newspapers today on the Pas' solat hajat ceremony at Khalid's house last night to double check on that....

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Nurul Izzah yet to resolve marital problems
Thursday, August 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 -- 2014: Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar and Raja Ahmad Shahrir Iskandar Raja Salim seem to have yet to find an amicable solution to their marital problems.
 
During today's proceeding before Syariah Lower Court judge Ab. Malek Awang, lawyer Normawaddah Ramli representing Nurul told the court that both parties were still discussing the matter....

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PAS Syura Council wants Khalid to remain as MB
Thursday, August 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 -- 2014: The PAS Syura Council today stated that Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim should remain as the mentri besar of Selangor so long as he has done no wrong in discharging his responsibilities.
 
The council which met yesterday said in a statement that its decision was based on Islamic law and in keeping with the stand that the people's interests must precede individual and party interests....

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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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