Archive | March, 2010

Soi Lek’s presidency — who’s resigning?

Soi Lek’s presidency — who’s resigning?

“It’s not that I cannot accept [Chua]. A lot of party members cannot accept him — even my 13 CC members cannot accept him because that will further tarnish the party image. “I’ve been talking so much about the party’s interest, so if I support Soi Lek to become the president, I will be the [...]

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Winning over women

Winning over women

Women’s rights logo (Public domain) ACCORDING to the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), women in Malaysia have made little progress over the past 25 years. In a briefing for parliamentarians last week on 24 March, JAG listed out the good, the bad and the ugly that affect women. JAG’s research into the issues [...]

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Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal)

Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal)

NIBONG Tebal Member of Parliament (MP) Tan Tee Beng’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (Source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Tan Tee BengConstituency: Nibong Tebal Party: PKR (Opposition) Independent (from 1 March 2010) Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: None Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: None Blog/website: None Would you [...]

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BN’s commitment to indigenous rights

BN’s commitment to indigenous rights

“We open our ears to whatever grouses the public, in particular the Orang Asli, have. If anyone says we are depriving them, we are neglecting them, that’s not true.” RURAL and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, speaking to reporters after receiving a memorandum from the Orang Asli protesting proposed changes to the [...]

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Er Teck Hwa (Bakri)

Er Teck Hwa (Bakri)

BAKRI Member of Parliament (MP) Er Teck Hwa’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (Source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Er Teck Hwa Constituency: Bakri Party: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: Johor committee member (political education director) Muar branch chairperson Muar Socialist Youth chairperson Membership in parliamentary [...]

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What the film censors want

What the film censors want

WHO would have thought that on the issue of film censorship, Malaysia and the US would have so much in common? Just look at the Home Ministry’s updated film censorship guidelines, which took effect on 15 March 2010. The four broad areas covered are: public peace and security; the religious; the socio-cultural; and manners and [...]

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