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Road to an absolute monarchy?

Road to an absolute monarchy?

Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, one of the judges on the Perak menteri besar caseREMEMBER these names: Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, Datuk Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong. They have fundamentally transformed the nature and prospects of the Malaysian state with their 9 Feb […]

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Nizar will seek Federal Court leave on Monday

Nizar will seek Federal Court leave on Monday

PETALING JAYA, 3 June 2009: Embattled Perak Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will on 8 June, apply for leave from the Federal Court to appeal against the Court of Appeals’ judgement declaring rival Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the lawful MB. Nizar Nizar will apply for leave despite the absence […]

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Court rules students to remain under detention

PUTRAJAYA, 24 April 2009: Eight Form Five students who attacked their schoolmate mercilessly, resulting in his death, five years ago will remain under detention in a juvenile centre at the pleasure of the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan. The Court of Appeal led by Justice Datuk Wira Low Hop Bing today unanimously dismissed their […]

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Perlis Sultan wants Rulers’ dignity protected

KANGAR, 5 March 2009: The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, said the Malay Rulers’ dignity needed to be protected at a time when issues that touched on the Rulers’ power and the social contract were being raised. He said the Rulers had a role of protecting all Malaysian citizens regardless of race, […]

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Perak tree sitting and a Paris tennis court

Perak tree sitting and a Paris tennis court

DATUK Seri Azalina Othman Said has characterised the attempt of the Speaker to convene an emergency sitting of the Perak state assembly as “uncivilised” and as recourse to the “law of the jungle”. Never in the country’s history, she avers, has a state assembly sitting been convened under a tree. Perhaps she is right. But […]

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Khairy: Sultan rules all

Khairy: Sultan rules all

IN recent interviews, Umno Youth-chief hopeful Khairy Jamaluddin has condemned party-hopping, and has been arguing strenuously for reform of Umno and the Barisan Nasional (BN). However, after the recent BN takeover of the Perak government by defections from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) camp, Khairy apparently made an about-face. When addressing a crowd of Umno Youth […]

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