Archive | October, 2009

Call for more regional interfaith collaborations

Call for more regional interfaith collaborations

Participants of different faiths in prayer PERTH, 30 Oct 2009: Participants at the Fifth Regional Interfaith Dialogue released the Perth Declaration today, which focuses on building religious leaders committed to interfaith collaboration for the common good of humanity. The declaration has 14 recommendations, including meeting the needs of marginalised youth who might be targets of […]

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Gudang Pasir MCA calls for Tee Keat boycott

JOHOR BARU, 30 Oct 2009: The Pasir Gudang MCA division has called for a boycott of party president Ong Tee Keat’s activities in the state. Its head, Tan Cher Puk, who is also the state MCA treasurer, said that Ong, who is the Johor MCA chief, had betrayed the trust of the members. He told […]

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Budget 2010: Before and after

Budget 2010: Before and after

Lainie Yeoh is a graphic designer who doesn’t want to pay for her credit cards.

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Court grants Kedah speaker leave for review of EC decision

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Oct 2009: The High Court here today granted leave to Kedah State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail to file for a judicial review of the Election Commission (EC)’s decision to retain Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif as the Kota Siputeh assemblyperson. Justice Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin held that the […]

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Anwar case: Court to decide on DNA sample, documents on 6 Nov

PUTRAJAYA, 30 Oct 2009: The prosecution and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim need to wait until 6 Nov for the Court of Appeal to decide on documents and a specimen DNA sample taken from Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.    Anwar, 62, is charged with sodomising Mohd Saiful, 24, his former aide, at […]

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Perak’s tarnished state

Perak’s tarnished state

SAME circus, different act. The dramatic highlight of the Perak legislative assembly sitting on 7 May 2009 was the violent removal of Speaker V Sivakumar by police officers. The highlight of Wednesday’s 28 Oct sitting was the simultaneous running of two separate assemblies under the same roof. Was anything achieved? Sure, Barisan Nasional (BN) passed […]

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