Posted on 09 January 2012 By Shanon Shah.
LAWYER-turned-politician Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim, 60, knows that politics can be a dirty game. He joined Umno and won the Kota Baru parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election. The party did not field him for the 2008 elections, however. After winning with a severely reduced majority, the ruling coalition under Prime Minister Tun Abdullah [...]
Posted in Found in Malaysia
Posted on 01 June 2010 By Koh Lay Chin.
HULU SELANGOR Member of Parliament (MP) P Kamalanathan’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: P KamalanathanConstituency: Hulu Selangor Party: MICYears as MP: Since 25 April 2010 (won through a by-election) Government position: None Party position: • MIC information chief Membership in parliamentary committees [...]
Posted in MP Watch
Posted on 26 May 2010 By U-Jean.
Letter to Prof Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) vice-chancellor Dear vice-chancellor, I am writing to you with regards to the persecution of four UKM students for taking part in the Hulu Selangor elections. Come 2 and 3 June 2010, the four will be charged under Section 15 of [...]
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Posted on 19 May 2010 By Deborah Loh.
“It is necessary for the government to delay any allocation and approval of projects for the community. They show no appreciation to BN government’s efforts, even though the BN government had to hurt the feelings of the Malay [Malaysian] and the natives.” “All their demands are fulfilled by the government but they do not know [...]
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Posted on 18 May 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
Investigating frontpage stories after the Sibu by-election… (© clarita | morguefile.com) (Corrected at 5.55pm, 18 May 2010) THE day after Sibu fell to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in a closely-watched and fought by-election, what kind of frontpage stories greeted Malaysians in the press? With some newspapers relegating the news of the week to a second [...]
Posted in Commentary, News
Posted on 14 May 2010 By Jacqueline Ann Surin.
(pic courtesy of theSun) WHEN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak first came into office, he declared that under his administration, there would be greater freedom of expression and the press. Regrettably, “little concrete action has followed” his promise, according to an annual review of freedom of expression in Malaysia in 2009. Indeed, according to [...]
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