PAKATAN Rakyat’s People’s Uprising Rally, dubbed KL112 by some, passed without any major incidents last Saturday. Is Pakatan Rakyat (PR) any closer to winning power federally? What resolutions should PR parties be making if they want to stand a good chance of making it to Putrajaya at the next general election? Political scientist Wong Chin Huat writes.
(Stationary pic by ba1969 / sxc.hu) DISCIPLINE within political parties has been in the spotlight recently. In the headlines was PAS’s suspension of its Shah Alam Member of Parliament (MP) Khalid Samad. And then there is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s trio of male Malay Malaysian leaders — Zulkifli Noordin, Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim and […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: The PAS central committee is to hold a special meeting with the party’s state commissioners on Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009, to discuss issues raised by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali told a news conference the meeting, scheduled for 8.30pm at the […]
KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hopes that the special meeting to be held by the party this Wednesday will resolve the party’s leadership issues. He said it did not matter if it was only a special meeting called by the party, instead of an extraordinary general […]
(Bucket of apples by Teresa Kenney; bad apple by Artography / Dreamstime) THEY drive up temperatures within the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and invite criticisms of the fledging alliance to no end, but the likes of Datuk Dr Hasan Ali and Zulkifli Noordin are here to stay. Both men are self-styled defenders of Islam: PAS’s Hasan […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat has suggested that the party hold a special assembly to resolve problems, including on leadership issues, and to revive the party. “For the sake of tajdid (revival), we have to hold an extraordinary general assembly,” he said in an article entitled PAS: […]
Updated at 7.05pm on 25 Sept 2009 PETALING JAYA, 25 Sept 2009: Will the PAS leadership take action against the party’s Selangor commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali for undermining Pakatan Rakyat (PR)? Senior party leaders are unhappy with Hasan and Selangor PAS secretary Mohd Khairuddin Othman who backed his boss, Hasan, by saying that the […]
On Selcat “Our aim is to restore confidence among the public and there is a need for an independent committee to probe into the misused state allocations. But there is an oversight in the formation of Selcat, as it is simply not seen as independent, all because the seven panel members are politicians.” Selangor PAS […]