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In the speaker’s chair: The challenge of impartiality

A PARLIAMENT unaccustomed to a larger and vibrant opposition bench has proven challenging for Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. Often, he is the target of criticism alleging his bias towards the executive. In the first part of an interview with The Nut Graph at his office in Parliament on 6 April 2011, [...]

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Dilemma over Batu

Dilemma over Batu

Confusion reigns over the status of Batu MP Tian Chua because of a lack of understanding about what the constitution says. Found in Quotation says it all.

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Kota Siputeh: Testing the courts

Kota Siputeh: Testing the courts

EC chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof THE nationwide constitutional law tutorial continues with the latest Kota Siputeh case. The court has had to intervene once again to arbitrate between the speaker of a legislative assembly and the Election Commission (EC). This time, the 16 Nov 2009 High Court decision ruled that the EC [...]

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Shameful behaviour in Perak

Shameful behaviour in Perak

LIKE the 7 May 2009 sitting, proceedings in the Perak legislative assembly today, 28 Oct 2009, were again a showcase of unparliamentary behaviour and the state of political affairs at their worst. The Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s challenging of the forced seizure of its state government in February 2009 through defections and desertions is still morally [...]

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Police warns against commotion at Perak assembly

IPOH, 23 Oct 2009: The police today advised all quarters, especially party supporters, not to create a commotion during the Perak state assembly sitting, scheduled for Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009. Perak police chief Datuk Zulkefli Abdullah also urged assemblypersons not to create tension which might lead to untoward incidents. “Action will be taken against those [...]

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Sivakumar gets leave to challenge EC

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Oct 2009: Embattled Perak Speaker V Sivakumar and six others were given the nod by the High Court here today to challenge the decision of the Election Commission (EC) in not holding by-elections in three state seats in Perak. Sivakumar, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) assemblypersons Chen Fook Chye, Tai Sing Ng and A [...]

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