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BN vs PR election forecasts

BN vs PR election forecasts

AS Malaysia faces the most keenly-contested general election since independence (GE13), what are both the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat coalitions saying about their respective chances of forming government?

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Umno’s tangle over “Allah”

Umno’s tangle over “Allah”

YET again, in the tussle over “Allah” and Malay-language Bibles, the Umno-led Barisan Nasional government shows how unclear it is about what it means to respect the religious rights of non-Muslims.

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Corporatising JHEOA: Its impact on indigenous rights

Corporatising JHEOA: Its impact on indigenous rights

PETALING JAYA, 20 July 2010: A proposed move to corporatise the Orang Asli Affairs Department, known by its Malay acronym JHEOA, to take charge of land development for the Orang Asli will impoverish the indigenous peoples. Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC) coordinator Dr Colin Nicholas said corporatisation was likely to be among the amendments […]

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Azmin Ali

Azmin Ali

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Azmin Ali is an intriguing character, to say the least. Here is a man who rose from being a minister’s special officer to becoming a Member of Parliament (MP) and vice-president of an emerging opposition party. In Malaysian political culture, loyalty is often, though not always, rewarded. But Azmin’s loyalty […]

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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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S’gor to table FOI bill by year end

S’gor to table FOI bill by year end

PETALING JAYA, 19 May 2009: The Pakatan Rakyat (PR)-led Selangor government will table a Freedom of Information Enactment (FOIE) bill by the end of 2009. “We hope to table the bill in November or December. That will be in the state assembly sitting at the end of the year,” said Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri […]

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