Archive | October, 2008

Zaid Ibrahim resigns as senator

Zaid Ibrahim resigns as senator

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Oct 2008: Former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has resigned his position as senator. Zaid, in announcing this at the start of his speech today at the Lawasia 2008 Conference here, said he had been asked to resign by the government. “I was asked to resign as senator after I […]

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Umno AGM and polls on 24-28 March 2009

Umno AGM and polls on 24-28 March 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Oct 2008: The Umno annual general assembly (AGM) and party elections will take place from 24 to 28 March 2009. The announcement ends speculation that the party polls would be brought forward to December following complaints of a lengthy campaign period. The supreme council had initially decided on 26 Sept to hold […]

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Closer scrutiny of human rights with Asean Charter

Closer scrutiny of human rights with Asean Charter

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Oct 2008: The Asean Charter’s emphasis on human rights could result in a closer scrutiny of the conditions in Malaysia, said Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. He said this is because the charter adheres to democratic values, promotion and protection of human rights, and fundamental freedoms. “Among the matters that […]

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MIC polls postponed to September 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Oct 2008: The MIC has postponed the elections for its top posts, except that of president, to September next year, according to party sources. They reveal that the decision to move the party polls from June to September was taken at a meeting of the MIC central working committee (CWC), the party’s […]

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Petrol, diesel to cost 15 sen less from 1 Nov

PUTRAJAYA, 31 Oct 2008: The retail prices of petrol and diesel will be reduced by 15 sen a litre respectively effective tomorrow, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced today.  With this, RON97 petrol will be reduced from RM2.30 a litre to RM2.15 a litre, RON92 petrol from RM2.20 a litre to RM2.05 a […]

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Khairy gets two more nominations

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Oct 2008: Rembau Member of Parliament (MP) and Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who is contesting the top Youth post, obtained two more nominations today. They were from Pasir Puteh and Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, bringing his total nominations so far to 47. Former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir […]

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