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Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia arriving for the launch. On hand to greet him were Dr Thomas Knirsch from the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, The Nut Graph’s Deborah Loh and Malaysian Bar president Lim Chee Wee.

Understanding the Dewan Rakyat: The book launch and public forum (Updated 29 March)

(Updated 9:30pm, 29 March 2011) IN January 2010, The Nut Graph embarked on an ambitious project: to ask all 222 Members of Parliament (MPs) their views on various issues of national interest. MPs were asked, among others, their opinions on the Internal Security Act, whether Malaysia should be an Islamic or secular state, and what [...]

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Let them eat cake!

Let them eat cake!

WHILE celebrations of Merdeka Day seemed to be more muted than usual this year, conceptual artist Chi Too decided to mark the country’s independence with even less pomp and circumstance but no less significance. “It’s Merdeka, everyone wants a piece of cake” was the greeting on the Facebook page inviting Malaysians to participate in merdeka [...]

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Port Dickson wakes up this Saturday morning to a massive traffic jam. As early as 7am, crowds – on foot, on motorcycles and in cars – can be seen inching towards the nomination centre, Dewan Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson.

Battle for Bagan Pinang begins

THE Bagan Pinang state seat by-election could not have come at a more interesting time, in the fortunes of both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Each has its fair share of problems, providing plenty of ammunition for its rival. Although Prime Minister and BN chairperson Datuk Seri Najib Razak keeps making attempts [...]

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Delegates are well fed and watered at the muktamar. Every now and then, party workers distribute bottles of mineral water and snacks. PAS’s muktamar may lack the finesse and glitz of Umno’s general assemblies, but that is arguably in keeping with the Islamist party’s austerity.

PAS’s hopes and heroes

THE PAS muktamar this year has drawn more scrutiny than previous meetings, given the changed political landscape after the March 2008 general election. Attention is focused on the party elections, which some have described as a battle between conservatives and moderates. Ultimately, the elections reflects what party delegates think about PAS’s identity and position in [...]

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