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Friday, February 12, 2010

PDC Board Has Awarded The Open Tender Of Managing The Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Resort(BJCC) That Is Worth More Than RM 40 Million.

By Lim Guan Eng
The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) Board decided on 9 February 2010 to award the open tender of managing the BJCC to a company that is worth more than RM 40 million over 10 years.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bala confirms it: Nasir Safar among last to see Altantuya alive

SHAH ALAM: Private investigator P. Balasubramaniam has confirmed that Nasir Safar (picture) was at the scene when policemen abducted Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, according to his lawyer, Americk Sidhu.

Blogging is so yesterday, politicians turn to Twitter

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The political battleground is changing. Blogs, once the main source of “alternative” political news and the perfect arena to court public opinion, are giving way to Twitter.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Has The Law Truly Become an Ass?

by Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Member, PAS Central Working Committee.
For an event with only two outcomes, there is a 50-50 chance of it happening either way. So you would have thought. Consequently, many wanted the verdict of 9 February of the country’s top judges in the apex court to reflect that logical outcome. More so in a constitutional impasse that has drawn attention of the entire nation, nay the entire world. 

Malaysia veering towards instability, says PERC

By Lee Wei Lian
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Events since New Year’s Day have given the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) the impression that the situation in Malaysia is becoming increasingly unstable.

Najib's Malaysia: A cauldron of injustice and misrule

Wong Choon Mei   
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9: Two enormous cases – both widely followed locally and overseas – shared center stage on Tuesday, and both reflected the sorry state that Malaysia has degenerated into following the ascension of Prime Minister Najib Razak into the country's top job last April.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Malaysia State Constitutional Crisis

Written by Our Correspondent   

The courts award Perak to UMNO

Zambry is the lawful MB, Federal Court agrees

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9 — The Federal Court today agreed with the Court of Appeal and ruled that Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir is the lawful Mentri Besar of Perak. This snuffs out the last hope of his toppled political rival and predecessor Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin to be reinstated to the position.

BOON KIA MENG: Death of democracy in Perak

Boon Kia Meng

Anniversaries, for better or worse, count for something. They are a part of the human habit of ritualizing and inscribing significant events or experiences into our personal or collective memories.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Why the prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim matters to the West

Washington Post
In the past two years, Malaysia, which has been a one-party state since it gained independence in 1957, has made remarkable strides toward becoming a democracy. That it has done so is mostly due to the efforts and political talent of one man – Anwar Ibrahim.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

PAS: Malays, Muslims not marginalized in Penang

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5: PAS has come to the defense of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, refuting allegations that Malay rights and share of the state's economic pie have been sidelined by the Pakatan Rakyat state government.

PAS urges govt to defer second reading of GST bill

SHAH ALAM, Feb 7 – PAS has urged the government to postpone the second reading of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the Dewan Rakyat next month to allow sufficient time for it to be scrutinised.

Eh, my grandfather was no beggar lah!

FEB 7 — Just when you thought it was safe to go into a restaurant again, Chinese New Year (and its accompanying excesses) is upon us once more. Following on the heels of Christmas and New Year’s, one feels almost a little ashamed to be “celebrating”. Again.

Nik Aziz offered discussion on religion, not unity govt

Wong Choon Mei
BHARU, Feb 6: PAS Spiritual Adviser Nik Aziz Nik Mat invited Umno to discuss religion and religious issues, with special focus on finding a way forward in the Allah row, and not on politics or forming a unity government as Prime Minister Najib Razak and his cohorts are trying to imply, PAS leaders said.

Will Altantuya help Nasir to wriggle out from racism charge

Wong Choon Mei
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6: Civil society groups and political leaders have urged Prime Minister Najib Razak not to let his special officer Nasir Safar off with just a resignation and a police probe that leads nowhere, as that would be “adding salt to the wound” of the Chinese and Indian communities that Nasir insulted earlier this week.
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