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When will Taib really go?

When will Taib really go?

IN the lead-up to the Sarawak elections, the prime minister and his deputy went all out to convince voters that Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud would step down after the state election because he was “ready”. But what does “after” and “ready” really mean? Is it “someday” as the deputy prime minister has stated or in “two to three years” as Taib has claimed? Clearly, vague rhetoric is useful for politicians to keep their options open especially now that the Barisan Nasional has again secured its two-thirds majority in the state assembly.

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The Barisan Nasional (BN) has promised many goodies to Hulu Selangor voters — including flood mitigation measures, homestay allowances for Felda settlers, a university in the area and also a highway interchange. The poster shows repaired flats in Bukit Sentosa. However, the reality on the ground is that many flats and shop lots remain run-down and abandoned.

A poster is worth a thousand votes?

THEY say a picture is worth a thousand words. In Hulu Selangor, if a poster is worth a 1,000 votes, Barisan Nasional (BN) would win the by-election hands down. The BN has literally “gone to town” with their campaign posters. Over a dozen different poster designs proclaim the wonders of the BN government in this [...]

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Hulu Selangor’s significance

Hulu Selangor’s significance

Updated 10.55am, 19 April 2010 BN candidate P Kamalanathan (left) and PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim HULU Selangor, the 10th by-election since national polls in March 2008, is a fight neither the Barisan Nasional (BN) nor Pakatan Rakyat (PR) can afford to lose. The BN needs to prove its sincerity about its rhetorically inclusive 1Malaysia [...]

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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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The BN and the ISA

The BN and the ISA

ACADEMIC and activist Dr Kua Kia Soong was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) during 1987′s Operation Lallang. Upon his release, he wrote about his experiences in detention in his bestselling book, 445 Days under Operation Lalang. The book’s third edition is going to print soon and will be available in bookshops and from [...]

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Democratic parties <em>are</em> possible

Democratic parties are possible

(Pic by Jirikabele / Dreamstime) WHEN the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government dismissed local government elections and school elections on the grounds that these involve “politicking”, it was telling us that it either misunderstands democracy, or holds it in contempt. But when the Selangor and Penang Pakatan Rakyat (PR) governments pushed to restore local government [...]

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