Archive | September, 2008

Abdullah extends Aidilfitri greetings, says the BN will not fail the people

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Sept 2008: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today extended Hari Raya Aidilfitri greetings to the people and said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will not fail them. “The government realises that the people are uneasy with the current political situation because of the negative impact it has on them and [...]

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MIC wants apology for conflicting statements on temple issue; PKR statement shows no conflict (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Sept 2008: The MIC today called on the Selangor government to apologise to the Indian community for the confusing statements relating to the demolition of a Hindu temple in Ampang recently. In a statement reported by Bernama today, party president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu said representatives of the Selangor government had [...]

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Comment on Upko’s role in the BN reflects frustration felt by party members: Dompok

KOTA KINABALU, 30 Sept 2008: United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok may be avoiding the topic of Upko reviewing its position in the Barisan Nasional (BN). However, he is strongly backing his deputy in the recent problem involving a mistake by the National Registration Department (NRD). Brushing aside the media [...]

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Abdullah: Release of pirate-held vessels a Raya gift from God

PUTRAJAYA, 30 Sept 2008: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today described as God’s “Hari Raya” gift, the release of the two MISC Berhad tankers seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden in August. “This is a Hari Raya [Aidilfitri] gift from God to us, especially the families of the crew of [...]

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Dompok and Bumburing retain posts of Upko president and deputy president unopposed

KOTA KINABALU, 30 Sept 2008: Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok and Datuk Seri Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing today retained their posts unopposed, in the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko), as president and deputy president, respectively. The results, announced after the party’s pre-council meeting here, also saw Arthur Sen and Datin Dr Jaina Sintian become the [...]

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Chia Kwang Chye will not contest for any position in Gerakan polls on 11 Oct

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Sept 2008: In an unexpected move, Gerakan secretary-general Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye said today he will not contest any position in the party elections on 11 Oct. “After careful consideration and after taking into account the current political and party situation, I have decided not to contest for any post in [...]

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