Politics

Why Umno leaders can't seem to get it
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A couple of days ago Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad wrote an article to highlight his complaints on the direction of this country, particularly to criticise the administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak. As a citizen of this country, and like everybody else, he has the right to criticise and give his views. ...

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Fishmonger charged for murder of British students
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

KUCHING, August 19, 2014: A fishmonger was charged in a magistrate's court here today for the murder of two British medical students earlier this month.
 
No plea was taken from Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, who faces two charges under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which was read before magistrate Portia Tham.
 
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Lawyer Surendran charged for seditious statement
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 19, 2014: Padang Serai Member of Parliament N. Surendran today pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to a charge of publishing a seditious item on a court judgment.
 
Prior to entering the not guilty plea, Surendran, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, told the court that the charge against him was baseless and politically motivated.
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What Najib can and should do to regain Dr Mahathir's backing
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In the first place, some may ask, does the Prime Minister need Dr Mahathir's backing? The answer is yes, Najib Razak does. The PM needs everyone's support.  These are trying times for his party, for his race and religion, and for the entire country. He needs the people to rally behind him and if those standing behind him include Dr Mahathir, the better for him....

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Human rights as she sees fit: “Is Maria Chin Abdullah stupid?”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lawyer defends Bon, slams top human rights activist Lawyer Lukman Sheriiff posted on his Facebook wall a news report on Maria Chin Abdullah’s attack on lawyers Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew who are representing sacked Parti Keadilan Rakyat member and embattled Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khaiid Ibrahim....

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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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