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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Not money for nothing — Farida-Hani M. Yacob

MARCH 18 — I regret Andrew Aeria’s caustic and ill-tempered criticism in “Looks like it, sounds like it” of the Penang state government’s Senior Citizens Appreciation Programme giving at least RM100 cash yearly to all senior citizens above 60.

Malaysia should heed the gentle warning of Japanese ambassador   
Malaysia should heed the gentle warning of Japanese ambassador Masahiko Horie of losing out in foreign direct investments from Japan if the manpower shortage faced by the manufacturing sector prolongs and energy supply disruptions by Tenaga Nasional Bhd are not resolved. Penang is not surprised that these were the same complaints made by Japanese companies located here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nik Aziz slams exposé by ex-party members

KOTA BAHARU, March 19 — PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (picture) has slammed politicians who resort to disparaging other leaders or party chiefs in public after quitting their parties.

PAS rolls out red carpet for Ku Li in T'gganu

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal

SHAH ALAM, March 19 — Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is pushing for a discussion with the Elections Commission (EC) on the possibility of conducting local government elections in the state.

Selangor MB ready to meet EC to discuss third vote

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
SHAH ALAM, March 19 — Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is pushing for a discussion with the Elections Commission (EC) on the possibility of conducting local government elections in the state.

China Press Top Editor Suspended

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — China Press editor-in-chief Teoh Yang Koon has been suspended for two weeks effective today, following the publication of a non-verified report of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan’s resignation last Saturday.

Ku Li warns BN could lose votes over oil royalty claims

By Dr Zulkifli Ahmad

(I wrote ‘The Lone Voice of Genuine Reform” and unequivocally gave my support to the principle-centred stance of the kelantan prince Tengku Razaleigh.

PM must clarify link between 1Malaysia and 1Israel

Wong Choon Mei   
KUALA LUMPUR, March 19: Pakatan Rakyat leaders have poured scorn on a bid by Umno lawmakers to suspend Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim over a statement linking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s prized 1Malaysia slogan with Ehud Barak’s 1Israel electoral alliance.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MCA ’s three-ring circus rolls around

By Kee Thuan Chye
Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat just doesn’t know when to quit, does he?

The journey continues

MARCH 18 — The second anniversary of the March 8, 2008 General Elections has been marked by defections and sackings of Parti Keadilan Rakyat MPs and former leaders.

BN delays GST until after next election

KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 — The Najib Administration will only revive the introduction of an unpopular consumption tax after the next general elections where it hopes to regain Barisan Nasional’s (BN) customary two-thirds parliamentary majority.

The re-entry of Ka Ting - is it good for MCA?

Wong Choon Mei   
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17: Despite professing his love and concern for the MCA, former president Ong Ka Ting has been unable to convince many Malaysian Chinese that he is sincere.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PKR unfazed by Zul Noordin's threats

Wong Choon Mei  

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17: PKR is unperturbed by any sort of ‘surprise’ – including possible defections - that Kulim Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Noordin and his new masters could spring, saying that the temperamental lawmaker’s behavior since his sacking earlier this month only confirmed his nasty and vengeful streak.

We are also 1 Malaysia, says Orang Asli leader

By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani
PUTRAJAYA, March 17 — More than 1,000 people gathered today near the Prime Minister’s office to protest against the proposed amendment to Act 134 of the National Land Act.

Karpal says judge ‘did not tell the truth’

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah was accused today of lying by Karpal Singh as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s defence lawyer went on the offensive in his attempt to have the High Court judge disqualified from hearing the Opposition Leader’s sodomy trial.

Karpal’s sedition investigation based on flawed transcript, court told

By Neville Spykerman
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — The investigating officer in the on-going sedition trial of Karpal Singh (picture) told the High Court here that his investigations were based on a flawed transcript of a press conference which he had obtained from RTM.

Malaysia's Anwar drops bid to disqualify sodomy trial judge

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has withdrawn a bid to disqualify the judge hearing his sodomy trial, whom he had accused of bias, Anwar's lawyer said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PAS claims has proof to get Kelantan oil royalty

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — PAS today claimed to have proof of Kelantan’s right to oil royalty payments from Petronas, after the Dewan Rakyat Speaker rejected an emergency motion to debate the issue.

Pakatan Rakyat has the worst of all bosses

Li Fook Gao@Tohkong Mosjid   
 We work overtime without extra pay.

We are neglecting our families to attend to others.

Lack of confidence — Lim Sue Goan

MARCH 15 — It was an arbitrary style during the era of Tun Mahathir Mohamad and it was indeed too fierce. However, another extreme has been emerging over the recent few months, causing the delay of important programmes.

Gobind: Who says Beng Hock wasn't strangled?

Wong Choon Mei  

SHAH ALAM, Mach 16: Lawyers for Teoh Beng Hock’s family have slammed the latest press coverage of the inquest, pointing at headlines that suggested chief pathologist Dr Shahidan Md Noor had U-turned on an earlier admission that Teoh had been strangled prior to death.

Pakatan MPs stage walkout after debate denied

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal and Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — A majority of Pakatan Rakyat backbenchers staged a walkout from Parliament today after Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee refused to allow them to debate a motion tabled by the Home Affairs Minister ordering the Inspector-General of Police to protect the House from obstructions.

Ku Li loyal to Umno but firm on Kelantan oil royalty

GUA MUSANG, March 13 — Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today affirmed his loyalty to both Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) but was firm about Kelantan getting oil royalty.

Anwar says graft causing FDI drop

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has claimed the Barisan Nasional government’s poor governance and “endemic corruption” are behind falling foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia.

Hisham's move on Musa bolsters talk of early polls

Wong Choon Mei  

KUALA LUMPUR, Mac 16: Amid speculation of hidden motives including the possibility of snap elections, Pakatan Rakyat leaders have asked Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to explain his sudden announcement that Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan will not be retained when his contract ends this September.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Guan Eng wants to meet Najib to discuss ‘third vote’

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14- Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is prepared to meet with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to argue his case for restoring local government elections, following the Penang state government’s recent decision to reintroduce the third vote which has not been practiced since 1965.

MCA polls: No contest formula on table?

KUALA LUMPUR: Could potential candidates for the MCA fresh polls work out some sort of no-contest formula before the party nominations on March 22?

Soi Lek not amused with Ka Ting speculations

MUAR, March 14 — Former MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek expressed surprise over the sudden emergence of former MCA President Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, in the Presidential race, scheduled for March 28.

A Ka Ting comeback will do MCA no good — The Malaysian Insider

MARCH 14 — It is perhaps a testament to how far MCA has fallen that its former president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting is mulling a comeback in a bid to once again helm Barisan Nasional’s (BN) second biggest party.

Chong Wei wins All England title

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Datuk Lee Chong Wei was crowned All England Open 2010 men’s singles champion for the first time after beating Kenichi Tago of Japan at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham today.

Anti-GST rally off, PM rapped for unsteady hand

Wong Choon Mei   
KUALA LUMPUR, Mac 15: Even as Pakatan Rakyat leaders celebrated the delayed tabling of an unpopular Goods and Services Tax Bill, they warned Prime Minister Najib Razak to stop going for quick economic fixes that were untenable and would only further the perception that Malaysia was a flip-flop country.
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