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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to […]

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National zoo to house pygmy elephant

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 June 2009: The National Zoo is intensifying efforts to diversify its attractions, including setting up a freshwater fish aquarium, insectarium and aviary, and bringing in the pygmy elephant from the Sabah Zoo. Malaysian Zoological Association president Ismail Hutson told Bernama that the pygmy elephant would be a major attraction especially among the […]

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State Tourism Action Councils to be shut

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 April 2009: The Ministry of Tourism has decided to close down all state Tourism Action Council offices and instead set up a central department for Tourism Action. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said a Department for Tourism Action at the federal level would be set up to handle such duties […]

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Azalina: Winning chances not affected by allegations

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2009: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said allegations of money politics against her will not affect her chances to defend her seat in the party policy-making body. Azalina, who is also Tourism Minister, said a person was innocent until proven guilty and members would definitely make their […]

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Azalina prepared to be called by MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 March 2009: Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said she was prepared to fully cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations of money politics and abuse of power in her ministry. “But so far, I’ve not been called by the authority concerned (MACC) to give my statement and I’m […]

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Tourism Ministry ties up with airlines

LANGKAWI, 10 Feb 2009: The Tourism Ministry has set up a special committee to have discussions with airline companies to increase flights and boost tourism, said its minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. She said the committee would be chaired by her deputy Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib and be made up of chairpersons […]

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