Archive | April, 2009

Pak Lah: PKR candidate not the most popular

KEPALA BATAS, 30 April 2009: PAS’s intention to field a candidate in the by-election for the Penanti state constituency on 31 May shows that the  Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is not the most popular party in the area, said former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Abdullah said although the Penanti state constituency, located in [...]

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S’gor aims for 30% women representation

S’gor aims for 30% women representation

SHAH ALAM, 30 April 2009: The Selangor government is aiming for better gender representation in leadership positions through a soon-to-be-launched youth movement known as Penggerak Belia Negeri Selangor. “To ensure that young women are not marginalised from this programme, the movement’s zone-level committees must comprise a minimum of 30% women. If the chairperson is a [...]

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Manoharan resignation “mere speculation”: Khalid

SHAH ALAM, 30 April 2009: Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim described as “mere speculation” an online news report which states that Kota Alam Shah state assemblyperson M Manoharan is thinking of vacating his seat, thereby necessitating yet another by-election. Khalid said the speculation could have been the result of heavy pressure on Manoharan’s [...]

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PR assemblypersons in Perak to attend 7 May sitting

IPOH, 30 April 2009: The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in Perak today decided that all its assemblypersons would attend the state legislative assembly sitting on 7 May, said former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin. He said the decision was final although previously there had been speculation that the PR would boycott the assembly [...]

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Laila Taib buried

KUCHING, 30 APRIL 2009: Puan Sri Laila Taib, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s wife who died yesterday from cancer, was buried in the Demak Jaya Muslim cemetary in Jalan Bako today. Her remains were lowered into the ground at 1pm next to the grave of her mother-in-law Hamidah Yakub, who died on [...]

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Chin Peng fails in last bid to enter M’sia

Chin Peng fails in last bid to enter M’sia

PUTRAJAYA, 30 April 2009: Former communist leader Chin Peng today failed in his last bid to live in Malaysia after the Federal Court here upheld two lower courts’ decisions compelling him to produce his identification documents before he can be permitted to enter this country. Chin Peng (Pic extracted from the cover of his book [...]

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