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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

THE Selangor pay hike for state assemblypersons, the menteri besar and executive council members has certainly received public attention. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called Pakatan Rakyat reps hypocrites, while even Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed reservations. The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat on his views.

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State of emergency in Bangkok lifted

BANGKOK, 24 April 2009: The Thai government today officially lifted the state of emergency in Bangkok and five nearby provinces, almost two weeks after it was imposed to contain street rallies by anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the lifting was effective from noon, adding that all the security agencies had given the green [...]

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Bangkok calm (Updated)

Updated 2:01pm, 14 April 2009 BANGKOK, 14 April 2009:Leaders of the anti-government protesters who turned the streets of Bangkok into a war zone and caused the recent Asean +6 Summit in Pattaya to be cancelled, have agreed to end their rally and disperse from the Government House. Natawut Saikua told thousands of supporters of ousted [...]

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77 injured in Thai clash

BANGKOK, 13 April 2009: Thais woke up today to celebrate their traditional new year or Songkran in a sombre mood after at least 77 protestors and troops were injured in a crackdown ordered by embattled Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Soldiers fired shots and used tear gas in the early morning clash. Speculation has been rife [...]

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Najib arrives in Pattaya for Asean Summit

PATTAYA, 10 April 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here today to attend the 14th Asean Summit and related summits, his first overseas official visit since taking over the helm of the government a week ago. The government jet carrying the premier and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, took off from [...]

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Asean Summit still on in besieged Thailand

PATTAYA, 10 April 2009: The Thai government said the 14th Asean Summit will be held as scheduled despite increasing security threat from hundreds of protesters who swarmed the meeting’s venue today. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, who is in charge of security, told a news conference at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall today that [...]

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