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Kidex and the law – What the government’s not telling you

Kidex and the law – What the government’s not telling you

THE Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) project has certainly been the talk of many angry Petaling Jaya (PJ) residents these past two months. There has been much debate for and against the project. Its concessionaire Kidex Sdn Bhd says it will ease traffic congestion in PJ and have spillover economic benefits. PJ residents however fear increased noise, [...]

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“Allah”: The PR’s failure

“Allah”: The PR’s failure

IT’S not hard at all to be distressed by the BN federal government over the way the “Allah” issue has developed. That said, following the Jais raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia, it is equally troubling to see the PR’s failure in demonstrating it will and can uphold non-Muslims’ constitutional rights.

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Is there a common PR stand on quotas?

Is there a common PR stand on quotas?

PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?

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PKR’s strange disciplinary logic

PKR’s strange disciplinary logic

(Stationary pic by ba1969 / sxc.hu) DISCIPLINE within political parties has been in the spotlight recently. In the headlines was PAS’s suspension of its Shah Alam Member of Parliament (MP) Khalid Samad. And then there is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s trio of male Malay Malaysian leaders — Zulkifli Noordin, Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim and [...]

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Divorce, PAS style

Divorce, PAS style

“It is a verbal oath. Under the oath, a candidate promises not to sell out the party or hop to another party. If the candidate does it, he will have to divorce his wife.” SHAH Alam PAS Member of Parliament (MP) Khalid Samad, explaining a loyalty oath imposed on PAS legislators. Under the oath, PAS’s [...]

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Muddying the cow-head protest

Muddying the cow-head protest

“They should have listened to the residents first. It would not have come to this if they had a dialogue with them about the relocation.” HOME Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, blaming Selangor’s Pakatan Rakyat-led government for the 28 Aug 2009 cow-head protest against the relocation of a Hindu temple in Section 23, Shah Alam. [...]

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