Politics

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....

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KJ, DPM?
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 ...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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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Chinese schools abused to spread anti-establishment and racial sentiments
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

As the debate between MCA leaders and an Umno man continues, MCA Petaling Jaya Utara division chairman Tan Gim Tuan appears to agree with the latter’s statement that the Chinese vernacular schools (SJKCs) are indeed being used as a platform to spread anti-establishment and racial sentiments. Tan said this was a “fact” that has been highlighted by Umno PJ Utara deputy chief Mohamed Azli Mohemed Saad....

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Living without subsidies
Sunday, October 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 - Many Malaysians believe they cannot live without subsidies, convinced their quality of life will be compromised with their removal.
           
The reality is we can and more importantly, we must. While some subsidies must go, others can remain.
 
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Consumer associations want traders to be responsible
Sunday, October 5, 2014

MELAKA, Oct 5 - Consumers associations feel that the Oct 2 reduction of the subsidy for RON95 petrol and diesel by 20 sen per litre should be no excuse for traders to introduce a drastic increase in the prices of their
goods.
           
They claim that any trader who raises prices is being irresponsible and taking...

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