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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Khalid vs Azmin?

THIS week, The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat to comment on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Azmin Ali’s supposed party tussle with Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. TNG: What is the significance, if any, of Azmin Ali replacing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as PKR Selangor chief? Does this indicate that […]

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Khairy: Yes, Umno can change

Khairy: Yes, Umno can change

“IS Umno its own worst enemy? Does it need to lose power before it can reform?” These questions and more were posed to Members of Parliament (MPs) Khairy Jamaluddin, Tony Pua and Nurul Izzah Anwar at The Nut Graph’s recent forum, Found in Conversation: Creativity and Innovation in Politics. “Why does our prime minister have […]

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Approval for Umno constitutional amendments

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Oct 2009: The Umno special general assembly today changed the rules of election for party posts by making it more open and abolishing the nomination quota system to stamp out money politics. The special assembly, which began at 12.20pm, ended an hour later with the delegates unanimously approving the proposed amendments tabled […]

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Umno reforms meet inertia

Umno reforms meet inertia

Khairy, Rosnah and Shahrizat (Rosnah pic courtesy of Merdeka Review) THE 60th Umno general assembly has been touted as one in which the biggest political party in Malaysia will set much-needed reforms in motion. But if the party’s Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings’ assemblies on 14 Oct 2009 are any indication, it looks as though […]

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Umno general assembly starts tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Oct 2009: Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad‘s victory in the Bagan Pinang by-election yesterday will certainly be one of the hot topics among the delegates at the 2009 Umno general assembly beginning tomorrow. Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who has helmed the party for only seven months as president, acknowledged that the major […]

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Najib & Co. (Part II)

Najib & Co. (Part II)

On the media: “I firmly believe that there is vital place…for a vibrant, free and informed media. If we are truly to build a democracy that is responsive to the needs of all the people, we need a media — both old and new — that is empowered to responsibly report what they see, without […]

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