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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

THE Selangor pay hike for state assemblypersons, the menteri besar and executive council members has certainly received public attention. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called Pakatan Rakyat reps hypocrites, while even Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed reservations. The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat on his views.

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Sivakumar to chair hearing against Ganesan

Sivakumar to chair hearing against Ganesan

Sivakumar (left) and Ganesan PETALING JAYA, 23 July 2009: Embattled Perak Speaker V Sivakumar will chair a Powers and Privileges Committee hearing on 27 July 2009 against Barisan Nasional-installed Speaker Datuk R Ganesan for “usurping the functions and role of the speaker in the House”. The committee hearing will be held in the speaker’s chambers, [...]

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Ahmad Ramzi claims trial over threatening SMS

KUALA TERENGGANU, 4 June 2009: Politician Datuk Dr Ahmad Ramzi Mohd Zubir pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to four counts of sending threatening messages through the short messaging service (SMS) to three Terengganu state assemblypersons two months ago. The political secretary to former Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh looked calm [...]

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Five S’gor reps to appear before committee

SHAH ALAM, 12 May 2009: Five Selangor reps, including former menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, were today called by the state assembly’s Rights and Privileges Committee to give their statements about allegations made against the assembly. Committee chairperson Teng Chang Kim said four of them were called for making statements attacking the [...]

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Ipoh OCPD, Perak state secretary snub Sivakumar

Ipoh OCPD, Perak state secretary snub Sivakumar

IPOH, 5 May 2009: Ipoh OCPD ACP Azisman Alias and Perak state secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Hashim did not turn up at a meeting today despite being summoned by state assembly Speaker V Sivakumar. Sivakumar had summoned Azisman and Abdul Rahman to the Rights and Privileges Committee at his office for them to explain who [...]

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Proposal to EC on Perak crisis

Proposal to EC on Perak crisis

ON 18 April 2009, I sent in several proposals to the Election Commission on amending election law. One of these concerned amending Article 48(6) of the Federal Constitution so that an assemblyperson who wishes to change allegiance to another party can resign and hold a by-election. Article 48(6) of the Federal Constitution states: “A person [...]

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