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Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

WHAT has the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor government achieved after two and a half years in power? If one relied on traditional media reports or Umno’s “Save Selangor” roadshow, the answer may well be, “Not very much”. But the reality is much more nuanced, as demonstrated in the book The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat […]

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Nazri’s remarks over Lingam case “irresponsible”

Nazri’s remarks over Lingam case “irresponsible”

PETALING JAYA, 18 Nov 2009: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz‘s challenge to Karpal Singh to prosecute VK Lingam himself has come under fire by senior lawyers who have described his remarks as irresponsible. Former Bar Council president Yeo Yang Poh said the remark by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department was “not responsible” because […]

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Censoring with <em>sub judice</em>

Censoring with sub judice

WHEN the police banned any mention of Altantuya Shaariibuu or the Barisan Nasional takeover of Perak from by-election ceramah recently, sub judice was used to justify the order. “Both cases are still in court. As such, talking about them or bringing them up in crowds can be sub judice or contempt of court,” declared then […]

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Not treasonous to question Sultan

Not treasonous to question Sultan

Sultan Azlan Shah (image source: sultan.perak.gov.my) PETALING JAYA, 6 Feb 2009: People have the right to question a Ruler’s decision which impacts the public, legal experts said. Asked to comment on the opposition towards Sultan Azlan Shah’s decision not to dissolve the Perak legislative assembly yesterday, Datuk Param Cumaraswamy said: “The public has the right […]

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