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Confusing party with government

Confusing party with government

Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh WHEN Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh was Dewan Negara president, the upper house of parliament started regaining just a little bit of its clout as a check and balance to executive power. In 2005, for example, senators resisted just being a rubber stamp for the controversial amendments to […]

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Checking power in Malaysia

Checking power in Malaysia

Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh TAN Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh has had an interesting career in Malaysian politics. An Umno member, he was Member of Parliament (MP), first for the Arau seat in the 1980s, and then for the Kangar seat in 1999. The 1944-born medical graduate was appointed Deputy Speaker of the […]

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Umno Youth lauds PAS Youth’s “courage” (Updated)

Umno Youth lauds PAS Youth’s “courage” (Updated)

Updated 6.25pm on 1 July 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2009: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today lauded what he called PAS Youth’s “courage” in inviting Umno Youth to an “intellectual discourse”. “PAS Youth has shown that they are brave enough to defy, if you like, the decision of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leadership which […]

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Inquest called for death in police custody

Inquest called for death in police custody

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 June 2009: The spouse of A Gnanapragasam wants the Home Ministry to hold an immediate inquest into his death while in police custody. “I am very unsatisfied with all that has happened to my husband,” said M Manamegala, Gnanapragasam’s spouse, in a memorandum submitted to deputy minister Jelaing Mersat in Parliament today. […]

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ISA perspectives

ISA perspectives

“This (punishment) is more cruel than the ISA (Internal Security Act).” Former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo referring to his one-year suspension from the Selangor legislative assembly, which was recommended by the state’s Rights and Privileges Committee. The committee found Khir guilty for not turning up at a Select Committee on […]

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Why Pakatan needs Penanti

Why Pakatan needs Penanti

Corrected 9:18am, 23 May 2009 NOMINATION day for the Penanti state by-election takes place tomorrow (23 May), but this time around, the traditional blue and white banners of the Barisan Nasional (BN) will be missing from the scene. The coalition announced on 18 May that it would not contest the Penanti by-election. Prime Minister Datuk […]

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