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Third vote conundrum

Third vote conundrum

THE Penang government has started removing hurdles in the way of restoring local council elections, and its next stop could be the Federal Court. Lawyers consulted by the state assert that local polls are possible because: • The federal law which governs the polls was never abolished. This law is the Local Government Elections Act [...]

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Perak: Losing confidence

Perak: Losing confidence

IT is a cardinal rule in the game of musical chairs that once someone has occupied a seat, no one else can validly sit in it. The Federal Court however, appears to think otherwise in declaring the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir the rightful Perak Menteri Besar. This is despite the [...]

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Kg Buah Pala residents seek more time

PENANG, 5 Aug 2009: Residents of Kampung Buah Pala, dubbed Penang’s “High Chaparral” want more time to consider an offer made yesterday by the developer, Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd. Kampung Buah Pala Residents Association assistant secretary C Tharmaraj said since the 23 families affected were not happy with the initial offer of a single [...]

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Kg Buah Pala residents file for leave to appeal

PUTRAJAYA, 31 July 2009: The Kampung Buah Pala residents in Penang have filed for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of their application to set aside the writ of vacant possession and the bailiff’s notice.  The residents’ lawyer, Darshan Singh Khaira, when contacted said the application was filed [...]

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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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PSM: Penang govt must solve Kg Buah Pala issue

PSM: Penang govt must solve Kg Buah Pala issue

PETALING JAYA, 3 July 2009: The Penang government needs to intervene and solve the Kampung Buah Pala issue even though the problem was caused by the previous Barisan Nasional administration, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) said today. “[W]e urge the Pakatan Rakyat government to resolve this issue politically using the mandate given by the people of [...]

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