Former leader calls for end of street protests in Hong Kong
Friday, October 24, 2014

Hong Kong's former leader Friday urged democracy demonstrators to leave the streets calling their protest a "gross violation" as he warned the consequences of continuing the rallies beyond a month were "very serious". Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's first chief executive after the 1997 handover who was himself ousted after huge protests, said the movement needed to be brought peacefully to an end....

Online presence vital for better representation
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders should make their presence felt in the social media as more youngsters are expected to depend on the medium in the next general elections.Universiti Teknologi Mara political analyst Assoc Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin said the number of social media-savvy youngsters would most likely grow compared to the previous elections....

PKR's cheap political stunt in Australia
Sunday, October 19, 2014

PKR has embarked on a cheap political stunt by going to Australia to drum up support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s impending sodomy II appeal, say analysts.

The move could also damage the country’s reputation, said Universiti Sains Malaysia senior political lecturer Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian.


Abdul Hadi and 'Taliban' group misguiding Pas, says Tamrin Ghafar
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The departure of Datuk Tamrin Abdul Ghafar from Pas on October 15 was seen as a loss for the Islamist party given the veteran politician’s family background. 

Tamrin is the son of former deputy prime minister and Umno strongman, the late Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba.  He spent 40 years in Umno but quit to join Pas two years ago. His entry was trumpeted as a feat of sort by the conservative party....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seriously?  I've been asked about veteran journo A Kadir Jasin's Monday blog posting Isu Kepimpinan: Memperkatakan Khairy Jamaluddin (read also ...

Anwar abusing, manipulating judicial system?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Talk is rife that the lead counsel for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy II appeal has taken a three-month medical leave, indicating yet another possible delay in the much awaited case. Veteran lawyer Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah had previously led the PKR de facto leader’s defence team during the early stages of the trial in 2009, but had discharged himself from all pending cases after his health condition deteriorated....

Anwar's probable finale
Thursday, October 16, 2014

The PKR headquarters today issued a statement on DS Anwar Ibrahim's nationwide road tour ahead of the final appeal of his sodomy conviction at Federal Court on Oct 28 and 29. The road tour will start with a Deepavali function in Klang on Oct 21, followed by other functions in Penang, Kedah, Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Malacca, Johor, and Selangor....

Lawyer Shafee fit to lead prosecution
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- October 14, 2014: The Federal Court today ruled that senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is a proper and fit person to lead the prosecution team on October 28 in the final appeal of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against his five-year jail sentence for sodomy.
A five-man bench headed by Chief Justice Tun Arifin...

Syura Council should shut up, says PasMa
Monday, October 13, 2014

Pas’ Syura Council should stop speaking on behalf of the party and cease from issuing any public statements as the council was only supposed to advice the central leadership on matters affecting the party.
Former Kedah Pas deputy commissioner and Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa) president Datuk Phahrolrazi Zawawi said it was “wrong” for the council to come out with an open statement when they are supposed to function behind closed doors....

Malaysia set to join world's 'top table'
Monday, October 13, 2014

United Nations: Years of campaigning for a seat at the world's "top table" come to a head this week when elections are held to the UN Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace. Five seats are up for grabs in the 15-member Council, where the elected countries will join the five permanent powers -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- for a two-year stint....

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