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Game over for Pakatan Rakyat?

Game over for Pakatan Rakyat?

Game over for Pakatan Rakyat? WHEN speculation is rife about the possible disintegration of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), not least via media reports, I cannot help but ask two questions: What could Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak possibly gain by this? And what weapons do parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the […]

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Stop the illegality in Perak (Updated 6pm)

Stop the illegality in Perak (Updated 6pm)

THE Barisan Nasional (BN)’s takeover of Perak has set off a chain reaction of illegality which has left Perak quite possibly without a legitimate government. One of our most prosperous states has been reduced to a failed state. One lie leads to many lies. Each bad action leads to a cascade of follies, particularly when […]

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Khairy: Sultan rules all

Khairy: Sultan rules all

IN recent interviews, Umno Youth-chief hopeful Khairy Jamaluddin has condemned party-hopping, and has been arguing strenuously for reform of Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN). However, after the recent BN takeover of the Perak government by defections from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) camp, Khairy apparently made an about-face. When addressing a crowd of Umno Youth […]

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Perak snap polls inevitable?

Perak snap polls inevitable?

COULD fresh state elections in Perak, which Barisan Nasional (BN) worked so hard to avoid, happen after all? In its haste to topple the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government, BN rushed to grab three independents, and the Menteri Besar and executive councillor positions. But it appears to have forgotten the powerful Speaker in the state […]

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Who’s afraid of the rakyat?

Who’s afraid of the rakyat?

ONE of the most lucid things I’ve read above the din of the political fiasco in Perak is Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s statement about respecting Sultan Azlan Shah’s decision. Following the Perak Ruler’s decision, the PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan Menteri Besar, who is himself of royal lineage, said, “I don’t question the […]

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MB’s advisors will not make decisions

MB’s advisors will not make decisions

Chang Ko Youn and  S Veerasingam IPOH, 12 Feb 2009: The two non-elected representatives who were appointed as special advisors with executive councillor status in the new Barisan Nasional (BN) Perak government will not sit in exco meetings nor will they make decisions. One of the new appointees, Gerakan deputy president Datuk Chang Ko Youn, […]

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