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Strengthening Dewan Negara

Strengthening Dewan Negara

THE Dewan Negara, or Senate, has long been perceived as a “rubber stamp” of the Dewan Rakyat or Lower House in Malaysia. In a Westminster parliamentary democracy, the Senate is meant to provide checks and balances on the Lower House. Indeed, healthy democracies thrive because of checks and balances. That the Dewan Negara in Malaysia […]

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Demonising demonstrations

Demonising demonstrations

“Demonstrations are done out of desperation and selfishness. The majority of the people are uneasy with such action …The majority of the people are rational and want important and basic matters to be made a priority by the government.” HOME Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, calling the 1 Aug 2009 anti-Internal Security Act (ISA) protest […]

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Murugiah shocked by 11-, 12-year-old mothers

PETALING JAYA, 3 July 2009: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk T Murugiah had a cultural shock when he visited the Cameron Highlands Hospital maternity ward recently and found Orang Asli mothers as young as 11 and 12 years old. What worried him more was that these minors were ignorant that they needed […]

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Najib acknowledges Kayveas as PPP president

Najib acknowledges Kayveas as PPP president

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 June 2009: Supporters of Datuk M Kayveas were on cloud nine when their man was acknowledged as the legitimate People’s Progressive Party (PPP) president by none other than the prime minister. The acknowledgement came when Datuk Seri Najib Razak officiated the party’s 56th general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in […]

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DPM: Respect ROS decision on Kayveas

KENINGAU, 5 June 2009: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urged all relevant parties to respect the Registrar of Societies (ROS)’s decision in declaring Datuk M Kayveas as the lawful president of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “We will stick to the ROS decision. This is not a political issue but one that involves […]

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Kayveas: PPP crisis to be settled this week

PETALING JAYA, 1 June 2009: The leadership tussle in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is expected to be “put to rest” by this week, its president Datuk M Kayveas said today. He said the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had all the relevant documents and the ROS only had to ascertain whether the Emergency General Meeting […]

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