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Friday, April 30, 2010

Turkish prosecutor rejects tudung investigation


ANKARA, April 30: A Turkish prosecutor has rejected a demand to investigate the wives of the president and prime minister for wearing an Islamic headscarf at official functions, media reports said Thursday.

MCA snubs Perkasa chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA is snubbing Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali to deprive him of the publicity.
Party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said the MCA did not have to rebut everything that the Pasir Mas MP said.

Legal panel on ways to hold local government elections

By Opalyn Mok
GEORGE TOWN (April 30, 2010): The legal advisory panel appointed by the Penang government to study the laws covering local government elections (LGE) has recommended that the state seek a declaration from the Federal Court in its bid to hold local government elections (LGE).

Gerakan: IGP should take public criticisms in good faith

KUALA LUMPUR (April 30, 2010): Gerakan secretary-general Teng Chang Yeow today criticised Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for threatening to pull the police off the road in response to criticisms over the death of 15-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah.

Aminul’s pal regrets not able to save him

By Syed Mu’az Syed Putra
SHAH ALAM, April 29 — The schoolboy with Aminulrasyid Amzah (picture) when he was shot dead by police has sought forgiveness from Aminul’s mother for not being able to help him during the early Monday incident.

Did we kill Aminulrasyid?

By Nathaniel Tan

APRIL 30 — Some  friends of mine were once robbed at the cybercafe which we frequent (yes, still addicted to Dota). The men came in with parangs, threatened everyone, collected the goods and tried to make their escape.

Politics and the death of a schoolboy

By John Lee
APRIL 30 — Aminulrasyid  Amzah is barely buried, and already the political knives are out, with both Umno and Pakatan Rakyat clamouring for the right to champion justice for him and his family.

Kit Siang outraged by Musa's 'stop policing' threat


PETALING JAYA, April 30: DAP veteran and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang has condemned the statement by inspector-general of police Musa Hassan (pic) for threatening to call-off his men from the streets over the outcry in the police shooting of a 15-year old teenager.

Anger grows over police killing of teenager

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28: A storm is brewing over the killing of a 15-year old boy in Shah Alam on April 26, with growing calls for the government to take action against the policemen involved.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

French Lawyer Looks for Answers for Scandal in Kuala Lumpur

Written by Hamish McKenzie 
Joseph Breham, one of a team of lawyers looking into allegations of corruption in a Malaysian submarine purchase from a French defense conglomerate,

Zaid wants Hulu Selangor result made invalid

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Defeated PKR candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim will file an election petition to declare the Hulu Selangor by-election as void, claiming the Election Commission was biased in the Sunday vote.

Why Khairy’s election analysis is worrying

APRIL 28 — Yesterday, an article by Khairy Jamaludin (Thoughts on Hulu Selangor) setting out his thoughts on the recent by-election was posted in The Malaysian Insider.

Ex-PKR sec-gen says worse yet to come

By Neville Spykerman
SHAH ALAM, April 28 — PKR could lose up to five more lawmakers who are disgruntled with the party and are waiting for the right moment to announce their resignations, said Datuk Sallehuddin Hashim (picture).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MCA blames Perkasa for loss of Chinese support

By Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — The MCA has blamed “organisations like Perkasa” for Barisan Nasional’s failure in recapturing Chinese support, especially in the recent Hulu Selangor by-election.

KTM Komuter Introduces Pink Coach For Ladies

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) -- Starting tomorrow, female passengers of KTM Komuter train for the Sentul-Port Klang route can choose to take a ride in a normal passenger coach or in a special ladies coach.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Zaid scores six-fold increase in KKB

By G. Manimaran
Bahasa Malaysia Editor
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) can seek solace in its Hulu Selangor by-election defeat after it was shown to have recorded a significant rise in support from the primarily-Chinese constituency of Kuala Kubu Baru.

UK elections vs Malaysia elections

by Farah Fahmy

APRIL 27 — After six blissful days of silence in the London skies, the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano in Iceland has dissipated somewhat — for now, say some experts — thus allowing flights to resume over the UK airspace ferrying thousands of stranded people back into the country.

Educational absurdity in Hulu Selangor

Have we no shame when we say that only if the people vote for this or that party, money will flow to the children of that community? Have we no sense of understanding of human rights and dignity when we deliberately create apartheid system of education through preferential treatments by virtue of who votes for us?

BN can forget about Selangor, says Sabu

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27: PAS central committee member Mohamad Sabu(pic) said should the voting pattern in Hulu Selangor continue into the next general election, the Barisan Nasional can forget all hopes of wresting back Selangor from Pakatan Rakyat.

PR to continue pro-people policies despite defeat: Syed Husin


PETALING JAYA, April 26: Parti Keadilan Rakyat deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali said its defeat in the Hulu Selangor by-election yesterday would not stop the Pakatan Rakyat government
in Selangor to continue with pro-people policies and programmes.

Rethink aid to Chinese areas, says Perkasa

By Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Malay rights group Perkasa wants the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to review election pledges made in Chinese areas in Hulu Selangor because of the community’s poor support for the coalition.

BN accuses PKR of paying voters

By Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Barisan Nasional (BN) has dismissed claims that it bought votes to win yesterday’s Hulu Selangor by-election, ironically accusing its detractor Pakatan Rakyat (PR) of the same offence.

Felda kin may swing to Pakatan if Hulu Selangor pledges not fulfilled

By Neville Spykerman and Clara Chooi
BATANG KALI, April 27 — Heirs of Felda settlers in Sungai Buaya have warned they may vote for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) should the ruling federal government fail to honour Hulu Selangor campaign promises by the next general elections.

Monday, April 26, 2010

So why did PKR lose in Hulu Selangor? — Syed Jaymal Zahiid

APRIL 26 — It was rather anticipated that Barisan Nasional would snatch the Hulu Selangor seat yesterday from right under Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) nose and without giving too much credit to the former, two factors contributed to this somewhat predestined outcome.

Is it worth it, Najib? — Kim Quek

APRIL 26 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak might have won the electoral battle at Hulu Selangor, but he sure has made a giant step of retreat in the defence of Putrajaya against the relentless advance of Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

What I learned from the Hulu Selangor buy-election — Art Harun

APRIL 26 — Okay guys. The by-erection is over.

Genuine obsessions with fake qualifications — M.Bakri Musa

APRIL 26 — The kerfuffle over the college credentials of Kamalanathan a/l P. Pancanathan, the Barisan candidate in the recent Hulu Selangor by-election, reveals less of the man but more on our fascination with paper qualifications. 

PR vanquished, MIC upbeat

By Neville Spykerman and Adip Zalkapli

SHAH ALAM, April 25 — Pakatan Rakyat MPs acknowledged today’s Hulu Selangor by-election loss was a clear wake up call for the fledgling coalition.

PKR’s loss a step forward for PR, says Kit Siang

By Clara Chooi

KUALA KUBU BHARU, April 25 — DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has regarded the Pakatan Rakyat’s loss in the Hulu Selangor by-election as “a step forward” for the fledgling coalition, which had lost in all its three state seats in Election 2008.

Lim dares MACC to investigate Najib's bribery in Hulu Selangor


KUALA LUMPUR, April 25: Lim Kit Siang has challenged Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate prime minister Najib Razak for two election bribery offences in the Hulu Selangor by-election campaign.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nik Aziz tells Zaid to be patient, urges voters reject BN racism


KUALA KUBU BARU, April 24: Patience and prayer - those are two pieces of advice from PAS Murshidul Am Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat to PKR's candidate in Hulu Selangor Zaid Ibrahim.
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