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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pakistan shuts down YouTube - Daily Times

Daily Times  

ISLAMABAD, May 21: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday directed all internet service providers concerned to shut down YouTube in view of growing sacrilegious content on the website.

US cartoonist apologises over Facebook Muhammad row - BBC


SEATTLE, May 21: A cartoonist whose work inspired an internet campaign inviting people to draw images of the Prophet Muhammad has apologised for her role in the row.

Sime Darby: PAS calls for special panel, suspension of top officers - Harakahdaily


KUALA LUMPUR, May 21: PAS has called for the suspension of Sime Darby chairman Musa Hitam, its CEO Azhar Abdul Hamid and its Vice President of Utilities and Energy Division Hisham Hamdan to facilitate an investigation into losses amounting to RM1.63 billion by the giant corporation.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Senior MBPJ officials own low-cost flats - The Sun

by R. Nadeswaran, Terence Fernandez and Llew-Ann Phang
PETALING JAYA (May 20, 2010): SHE is chauffeur-driven in an official four-wheel drive on duties and states her address in official documents as a double-storey corner terrace house in Kota Damansara.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dr Pornthip video testimony application on June 11 - The Malaysian Insider

SHAH ALAM, May 20 — The coroner’s court has fixed June 11 to hear a formal application to allow Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand to testify via video conferencing in the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.

EC passes buck to MACC over PM’s Sibu ‘offer’ - The Malaysian Insider

By G. Manimaran and Neville Spykerman

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The Election Commission claimed it had no power to probe allegations Datuk Seri Najib Razak had committed an election offence during the Sibu by-election with his pitch to solve flash floods there if Barisan Nasional retained the Parliamentary seat.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

90 Days Maternity Leave For Kelantan Women Civil Servants From Next Year - Bernama

KOTA BAHARU, May 19 (Bernama) -- Starting next year, female Kelantan government servants will get 90 days maternity leave, compared with 60 days now.

Goodies no longer a good tactic -The Star

The era of buying political loyalty with schools, promises of new roads, temples or cash handouts is long over. Any party that wants the people's vote will have to make the effort to reconnect with the people.

Go now, Mugilan tells Samy Vellu -The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — MIC deputy youth chief V.Mugilan has asked party president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu to quit immediately, in order to salvage the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party.

Election Commission’s professionalism, credibility and integrity plunged to its lowest point - Lim Kit Siang

The Election Commission’s professionalism, credibility and integrity plunged to its lowest point in its 53-year history in the Sibu by-election unless it could satisfactorily explain the two-and-a-half hour delay in announcing the results on polling night and the 9.37% or 5,172-voter mistake in voter turnout.

Stop treating Sabah and Sarawak as 'fixed deposit': LDP - Daily Express

Kota Kinabalu: Federal Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders should stop treating Sabah and Sarawak just as its "fixed deposit" and instead pay more attention to the problems and needs of the people.

Bung gets a month's jail for marrying without consent - The Star


KUALA LUMPUR: Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin has been sentenced to one month's jail for entering into a polygamous marriage without the consent of a Syariah Court.

Never before in Sibu — Wee Wui Keat (

MAY 19 — Never before in Sibu have we seen such a strong line of a multi-ethnic opposition coalition working together hand-in-hand way into the wee hours of the night to bring about change.

Samy Vellu says to retire next August or September - The Malaysian Insider

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said today he would step down “eight or nine months” before his term expires on May 21, 2012.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PAS mulls non-Muslim candidates for next election

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — PAS will consider fielding non-Muslim candidates in the next general election, following the formation of the PAS Supporter’s Congress (Dewan Himpunan Penyokong PAS).

Hulu Selangor and the unstoppable wave of new politics - Harakahdaily

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad  

For the plethora of events that have recently unfolded, my silence has, perhaps, been deafening. Few have called in to say ‘hello’ while old friends have jokingly insinuated that I may be contemplating to cross over after Pakatan’s defeat in the Hulu Selangor (HS) by-election. One is now challenged to come out with a commentary on HS.

Arab-American is Miss USA 2010 - Chicago Tribune / AP

Chicago Tribune / AP  

LAS VEGAS, May 17: A 24-year-old Arab American from Michigan beat out 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title Sunday night, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The award of a sports betting license to Berjaya Group marks a complete mockery and the end of “New Economic Model” - DAP

Media Statement by Tony Phua Kiam Wee in Sibu on Wednesday, 12th May 2010:

Perkasa again questions Chinese support for BN - The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Malay rights group Perkasa has again questioned Chinese support for Barisan Nasional (BN), noting that the lack of support in Sibu was similar to the Hulu Selangor vote last month.

Close cooperation ensured PR victory: Mariah - Harakahdaily

SIBU, May 17: Close cooperation among PAS, PKR and DAP has contributed to Pakatan Rakyat's victory in the just-concluded Sibu by-election.

CCTV images on Robbery In Lift - The Sun

Sunway, 11 May 2010 : Even the lifts in condominiums secured by guards may not be safe, two sisters have found. Photographs taken from the condominium's security CCTV, made available to theSun by a member of the public, show the robber loitering in the corridor next to the elevator and following the sisters into a lift.

Sibu vote shows difficulties for BN, Pakatan - The Malaysian Insider

By The Malaysian Insider
ANALYSIS, May 17 — DAP’s Sibu win does not mean Pakatan Rakyat can soon win Putrajaya or Petrajaya, but it also shows that Barisan Nasional’s use of the chequebook will no longer impress disgruntled voters.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

DAP takes Sibu - The Malaysian Insider

By Adib Zalkapli
SIBU, May 16 — The DAP pulled off a surprise win in the Sibu by-election today, defeating Barisan Nasional’s (BN) SUPP by 398 votes in a hard fought race, official results show.

Latest - SIBU - DAP wins with 18845, BN 18447, Ind 232, Majority is 398

DAP wins with 18845, BN 18447, Ind 232, Majority is 398

DAP ahead in vote count - The Malaysian Insider

UPDATED @ 10:04:50 16-05-2010

May 16, 2010
SIBU, May 16 — With counting nearly completed, the DAP leads by 2,651 votes against the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Sibu by-election.

Taib’s absence key to BN strategy

May 16, 2010
SIBU, May 16 — Pictures of Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud could hardly be seen in the town centre here throughout the campaign period for today’s by-election.

Old Story From Hulu Selangor

Overheard in a restaurant - Mejar, Batang Kali

" Are you sure?” someone behind me exclaimed in a restaurant.

The state of our cities

Dr Muzaffar Iqbal  

When I left the hotel in North Tehran, there was ample time to reach the airport, but an hour later, I found myself hemmed in; there was an unending line of vehicles in all six lanes all around us.

Kit Siang says Najib's RM15 m goodies in Sibu not enough


KUALA LUMPUR, May 14: DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said the RM15 million given by prime minister Najib Razak to Chinese schools in Sibu was hardly enough, especially when compared to RM77 million paid to secure a meeting with US president Barack Obama and the writing-off of RM320 billion-worth of oil to Brunei recently.
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