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RPK changes mind and turns fugitive

RPK changes mind and turns fugitive

Raja Petra (Pic by johnleemk; source: Wikipedia commons) PETALING JAYA, 23 April 2009: Influential blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin has turned fugitive after a warrant for his arrest was issued today when he failed to appear in court for his sedition trial. In his Malaysia Today website, he said he opted not to appear in […]

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Defending royalty

Defending royalty

“What he did was not merely insubordination to the crown, but for many it was derhaka — which doesn’t have a literal English translation because ‘treason’ doesn’t quite capture it” Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin, on embattled Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s refusal to resign, as per Sultan Azlan Shah’s directive. […]

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19 police reports against Perak Speaker

TRONOH, 23 Feb 2009: Police have received 19 reports against Perak state assembly Speaker V Sivakumar for suspending newly-appointed Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and six state executive councillors (exco). Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said 13 reports were lodged in Perak while three were made in the other states. “All the […]

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Respect and royalty

Respect and royalty

“This is the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s pride. If there is no respect for the BN and Umno, who else will respect them? Barisan Nasional has won the election, therefore the appointment by the coalition party should not be questioned.” Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, on Raja Perlis Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail’s decision to appoint Bintong assemblyperson […]

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Reflections on defections

Reflections on defections

  FROM 2 Feb to 8 Feb 2009, all three vernacular presses focused on the issue of defections and resignations from political parties that led to the current political crisis in Perak. Additionally, the Malay press also expressed anger at the statement by DAP national chairperson Karpal Singh that he would take Sultan Azlan Shah […]

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Cheras Umno wants Nizar’s “Datuk Seri” title revoked

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Feb 2009: Cheras Umno division head Senator Datuk Syed Ali Alhabshee today suggested the revocation of the “Datuk Seri” title conferred by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah on former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as a lesson to those who commit treason. Syed Ali said in a […]

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