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Lunch, lies and an audio tape

Lunch, lies and an audio tape

Aminah at the Penang Election Commission REPORTERS have shared many an exasperated laugh over the clucking and cackling of chickens in independent candidate Aminah Abdullah’s 13 May 2009 audio recording of an alleged attempt to bribe her. In the 47th minute of the recording, even Lim Eng Nam — the special assistant to Parti Keadilan […]

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Abdullah steps down (Updated)

Abdullah steps down (Updated)

(Updated 12:58pm, 2 April 2009) Abdullah Badawi and the Agong (Agong pic source: parlimen.gov.my) KUALA LUMPUR, 2 April 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara today to hand over his resignation letter as prime minister. Abdullah also sought consent to appoint Datuk […]

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Racism, Umno and media control

Racism, Umno and media control

FOR the week of 23 to 29 March 2009, the Chinese media highlighted reactions towards Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of Chinese educationists, Umno’s direction after the party polls, the suspension of two political newsletters, and the barring of online media from the Umno general assembly. During a rally organised by the right-wing Malay group Perkasa […]

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Call for Abdullah to be appointed senior minister

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Feb 2009 :A backbencher today suggested that Datuk SeriAbdullah Ahmad Badawi be given a role as senior minister after he steps down as prime minister next month, the same way Singapore appointed Lee Kuan Yew as minister mentor. Datuk Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) said the move was apt as Abdullah had done […]

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Corrupting influence

Corrupting influence

“Corruption disrupts the entire governmental process, underminds morality and erodes ethical behaviour.” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in an address at the 5th Developing Eight (D8) Summit, on 13 May 2006. The call was aimed at Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states (Source: PM: Muslim nations must check corruption, Star, 14 […]

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BN ready to form new govt in Perak, says PM

PUTRAJAYA, 4 Feb 2009: The Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready to form a new government in Perak following four assemblypersons in the state quitting their parties to support the BN, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. “We wish extend our thanks if they have taken the decision to state their support for the […]

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