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The Scorpene scandal and the long arm of the law

The Scorpene scandal and the long arm of the law

AS a party to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, how well do our government ministers understand Malaysia’s obligations under this international treaty and local laws on international cooperation on criminal matters? Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s recent snubbing of the inquiry by a French court into the Scorpene submarines scandal suggest ignorance, at the very least.

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Perception vs reality: Who’s telling the truth?

Perception vs reality: Who’s telling the truth?

WHEN Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared that the new media was negatively spinning issues about the government, perhaps he was referring to examples such as this YouTube video by nasilemak2020. I’m certain the Umno vice-president, who is also defence minister, also had other examples in mind when he called on Umno cybertroopers to [...]

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Umno’s Perkasa dilemma

Umno’s Perkasa dilemma

What exactly is Umno’s stand on Malay rights group Perkasa? At one time, Umno leaders appeared to lend Perkasa their tacit support. But recently, a few have sought to dissociate Umno from the group. Is there a real split in the party over Perkasa, or is Umno just weighing its rhetoric carefully? However it plays out, Perkasa seems to have caught Umno between a rock and a hard place.

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Who’s a traitor?

Who’s a traitor?

LEMBAH Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar may have been disingenuous when she repeated a minister’s Parliamentary statement about Malaysia’s submarines to a foreign newspaper. But does her speaking to a foreign audience constitute being a traitor as she has been called?

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No replies for 22 June 2010

No replies for 22 June 2010

THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project as of Tuesday, 22 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, constituency: Bagan Datok; and Jacob Dungau Sagan, constituency: Baram.

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PAS harps on Rohaizat’s disbarment

PAS harps on Rohaizat’s disbarment

PERMATANG PASIR, 18 Aug 2009: Rohaizat Othman‘s disbarment from legal practice will be a millstone around his neck as he runs for the Permatang Pasir state seat as the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s candidate. From the start, at the filing of nomination papers yesterday on 17 Aug, most of the 15 objections received by the Election [...]

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