AS a party to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, how well do our government ministers understand Malaysia’s obligations under this international treaty and local laws on international cooperation on criminal matters? Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s recent snubbing of the inquiry by a French court into the Scorpene submarines scandal suggest ignorance, at the very least.
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WHEN Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared that the new media was negatively spinning issues about the government, perhaps he was referring to examples such as this YouTube video by nasilemak2020. I’m certain the Umno vice-president, who is also defence minister, also had other examples in mind when he called on Umno cybertroopers to […]
What exactly is Umno’s stand on Malay rights group Perkasa? At one time, Umno leaders appeared to lend Perkasa their tacit support. But recently, a few have sought to dissociate Umno from the group. Is there a real split in the party over Perkasa, or is Umno just weighing its rhetoric carefully? However it plays out, Perkasa seems to have caught Umno between a rock and a hard place.
LEMBAH Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar may have been disingenuous when she repeated a minister’s Parliamentary statement about Malaysia’s submarines to a foreign newspaper. But does her speaking to a foreign audience constitute being a traitor as she has been called?
THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project as of Tuesday, 22 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, constituency: Bagan Datok; and Jacob Dungau Sagan, constituency: Baram.
PERMATANG PASIR, 18 Aug 2009: Rohaizat Othman‘s disbarment from legal practice will be a millstone around his neck as he runs for the Permatang Pasir state seat as the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s candidate. From the start, at the filing of nomination papers yesterday on 17 Aug, most of the 15 objections received by the Election […]
“Don’t just look to our country only. See our neighbours or other countries. They too have laws more or less like ours or more stricter [sic].” Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, commenting on the need to retain the Internal Security Act (ISA), to “ensure economic and political stability”. He suggested that the Act […]
PENANG, 30 July 2009: Eleven National Service (NS) camps in the peninsula have so far been ordered to close due to the trainees showing signs of influenza A(H1N1) infection. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the affected camps involved 4,500 students and about 200 staff members who had been asked to stay at […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 June 2009: A question posed by DAP parliamentarian Liew Chin Tong on Defence Ministry expenditure has been rejected because it is an “official secret”. “I understand if certain matters related to defence are kept secret, but I do not consider this an excuse if the question refers to information related to finances,” Liew said […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 May 2009: Umno will not use dirty tactics by backing any independent candidate in the Penati state assembly by-election after deciding not to contest in the 31 May polls. Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno was not a greedy party and said any allegation that it would back […]