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International observer for Karpal’s trial

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 July 2009: The High Court has allowed an international observer from Lawasia (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific) to hold a watching brief in the sedition trial of DAP chairperson Karpal Singh. Judicial Commissioner Azman Abdullah directed Lawasia to write officially to the court, and forward a copy of the […]

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Perak Sultan should not be blamed, says Najib

MANADO (North Sulawesi), 15 May 2009: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah should not be blamed for the political crisis in Perak, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak today. The prime minister said the sultan had adopted the principles and spirit of democracy when appointing the menteri besar from the opposition and also the Barisan […]

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Perak ruler urged to end political stalemate

Perak ruler urged to end political stalemate

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 May 2009: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) and politicians have urged the Perak ruler to dissolve the Perak legislative assembly, to pave the way for fresh elections and end the current political stalemate. Bersih spokesperson Wong Chin Huat said fresh elections were the only way to end the Perak […]

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Karpal’s preliminary objection dismissed

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 April 2009: The High Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by DAP chairperson Karpal Singh that he should be to be freed of a charge under the Sedition Act. Judicial Commissioner Azman Abdullah made the decision after ruling that the consent letter from the Public Prosecutor was complete because it was […]

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The politics of Penanti

The politics of Penanti

AMONG the main concerns of the Malay-language press from the week of 20 to 26 April 2009 were the Penanti by-election, Islamic laws, and defending the monarchy. On 20 April, Utusan Malaysia‘s Hassan Mohd Noor said in his Selak column that the resignation of Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin as Penanti state assemblyperson was no surprise. In […]

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Nov trial for man who insulted Perak Sultan

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 April 2009: The Sessions Court here today set 9 to 13 Nov for the trial of self-employed Muslim Ahmad who pleaded not guilty to three charges of having insulted the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, on a website. Judge SM Komathy Suppiah made the decision in chambers with the concurrence of […]

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