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Strengthening Dewan Negara

Strengthening Dewan Negara

THE Dewan Negara, or Senate, has long been perceived as a “rubber stamp” of the Dewan Rakyat or Lower House in Malaysia. In a Westminster parliamentary democracy, the Senate is meant to provide checks and balances on the Lower House. Indeed, healthy democracies thrive because of checks and balances. That the Dewan Negara in Malaysia […]

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Buy me an election?

Buy me an election?

“Please, I help you, you help me. That way we have a very fair and happy relationship….It won’t cost you anything to give us what we want. We will do what we should to give you what you want. And you know what I want.” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak handing over federal funds […]

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What use, that cabinet order?

What use, that cabinet order?

“Conversion is not a grounds for the automatic dissolution of a marriage. The children should be brought up in the common religion. For the spouse who intends to convert into Islam, he or she would also have to come clean…The convert would have to fulfil his or her marriage responsibilities according to civil laws prior […]

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BN-style resolution to “Allah” issue

BN-style resolution to “Allah” issue

WORD is, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is mightily concerned about the “Allah” issue and wants the matter resolved. Forgive me, but it’s hard to believe this, based on the public statements the government has been making. Honestly, how can we believe that the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) government under Najib’s leadership is sincere […]

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Zaid: Umno leaders opposed disclosure

Zaid: Umno leaders opposed disclosure

PETALING JAYA, 15 June 2009: Senior Umno leaders shot down efforts last year to get ministers to publicly declare their assets and income, former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim revealed today. Zaid, who was sacked from Umno and joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) on 13 June, blamed Umno leaders for scuttling then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah […]

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New ministers and deputies sworn in (Updated 11.55am)

Updated at 11.55am, 10 April 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 10 April 2009: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin led the newly appointed cabinet ministers and deputy minister in taking their oath of office before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara here today. Present were Raja Pemaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah, Prime […]

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