Politics

Court: Penang cannot have local government election
Thursday, August 14, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 -- 2014: The Federal Court has ruled that the DAP-led Penang government does not have the jurisdiction to conduct local government elections.
 
Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Md. Raus Sharif, who chaired a five-member panel, said the state government could not unilaterally exempt the application of Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 to the whole of Penang....

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Anwar's final sodomy appeal set for October
Thursday, August 14, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 -- 2014: The Federal Court has fixed October 28 and 29 to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's final appeal against his conviction and five-year jail sentence for sodomising a former aide.
 
Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif set the date in chambers today when the case came up for case management, after meeting Anwar's lawyers Ramkarpal Singh, N....

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Johor police looking for CIQ protest masterminds
Thursday, August 14, 2014

JOHOR BAHARU, Aug 14 - Police advised several individuals to come forward and give their statements to facilitate investigations over a protest on the implementation of new toll rates at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, here early this month.           ...

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BN should be magnanimous not opportunistic
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Barisan Nasional must not accept appointments to the Selangor state executive council, if such an offer comes its way.
 
Speculations are widespread with multiple theories and strategies and one of them has it that embattled Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who is now an independent, might consider appointing BN representatives to the state Exco.
 
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Investigate Surendran for contempt of court
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two former Inspector Generals of Police have stepped forward to lead public demand for action against moves to and individuals who riducule and undermine the Judiciary. The immediate suggestion is for investigations against lawyer/politician N.Surendran for alleged contempt of court.  Surendran who is PKR vice-president is accused of having ridiculed the court ruling against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim...

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Sultan consents to sacking of five Selangor excos
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Aug 13 -- 2014: The sacking of five DAP and PKR state executive councillors which took effect yesterday is valid and has received the consent of the Sultan of Selangor . Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today that the sultan had given his consent on Khalid's advice as the MB. ...

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Saiful sues Anwar for RM50 million
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 -- 2014: Former political aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan has filed a suit against opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, seeking RM50 million in damages for sodomising him six years ago.
 
Saiful, 27, filed the suit at the Civil High Court registry last June 23 through the legal firm of Messrs. Zamri Idrus & Co.
 
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Khalid's masterstroke! When history repeats itself
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has effectively sacked five of the six DAP and PKR state executive council (exco) members to ward of unnecessary administrative trouble. Khalid sacked three DAP and two PKR Exco members after seeking clearance from the Selangor Palace.Four of the total ten Exco members, all from Pas, have already voiced their support for Khalid....

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Unity government in Selangor?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 12 -- 2014: While the Selangor menteri besar saga continues with the state ruler's consent providing a temporary lifeline for Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to remain in office, the door now is open to numerous possibilities for Khalid to cling on to his post.
 
Khalid is aware of the precarious position that he is...

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Khalid sues Malaysian Insider over Selangor MB issue
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 -- 2014: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has filed a defamation suit against news portal The Malaysian Insider over its posting of articles on the Selangor Menteri Besar issue.
 
It was filed through the legal firm of Messrs. Bon at the High Court registry here yesterday. A copy of the statement of claim was obtained by the media today.
 
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