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Anwar, the tease

Anwar, the tease

“We are still waiting for [the defectors’] reactions before releasing the information publicly. We will make a public exposé in the near future.” PARTY Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, claiming that RM2 million and multi-million ringgit government contracts had been offered to elected representatives who left the party. He said […]

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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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Perak: Losing confidence

Perak: Losing confidence

IT is a cardinal rule in the game of musical chairs that once someone has occupied a seat, no one else can validly sit in it. The Federal Court however, appears to think otherwise in declaring the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir the rightful Perak Menteri Besar. This is despite the […]

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Time for recall elections, Selangor

Time for recall elections, Selangor

Corrected at 4:25pm, 4 Nov 2009 THERE are those who cheered for Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s now infamous 16 September 2008 plot to take over the federal government by defections. There are also those who initially cheered the 10-day defection of Datuk Nasarudin Hashim (state assemblyperson for Bota, Perak) from Umno to Parti […]

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Perak’s tarnished state

Perak’s tarnished state

SAME circus, different act. The dramatic highlight of the Perak legislative assembly sitting on 7 May 2009 was the violent removal of Speaker V Sivakumar by police officers. The highlight of Wednesday’s 28 Oct sitting was the simultaneous running of two separate assemblies under the same roof. Was anything achieved? Sure, Barisan Nasional (BN) passed […]

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Trouble in PPP

Trouble in PPP

“I have my job to do and I don’t have a choice about this. He (Kayveas) is my boss and mentor, and he groomed me. I am always grateful to him.” Senator and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supreme council member Datuk T Murugiah, pledging allegiance to party president Datuk M Kayveas. Murugiah pooh-poohed the rumoured […]

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