Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform is anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform is anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Counting the cost of Malay conservatism

By Karim Raslan

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, like his cousin, Education Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein, are “bangsawan” (or aristocratic) politicians. To outsiders, it would appear that their rise through Umno has been charmed. In reality, their rise was propelled by a combination of lineage, “noblesse oblige”, education, the personal wealth linked to their family networks (it’s safe to say that they know or have connections to everyone of political or economic consequence), glamour and the deft management of party politics.

At their best, they can be the most racially inclusive of figures: cosmopolitan, urbane and well-educated. In this respect, they reflect the way modern Malay royals have themselves become ineluctably “Malay-sian”, with royal palaces bestowing Datukships on the socially ambitious of all races.

At their worst, the “bangsawan” politicians can be deeply conservative, resistant to change and overly cautious. In the case of Najib, his continuing refusal to endorse and promote the reform agenda is undermining his own career.


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Anwar’s options: Oct 13 or the King

By Shannon Teoh

Sept 23 – Today the ball is back in Pakatan Rakyat’s court.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had served up his latest volley last Thursday, asking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to call for an emergency sitting of Parliament to table a motion of no confidence in the latter’s administration.

Abdullah duly rejected the idea the same afternoon but the PR leaders have decided to wait until today’s latest deadline to expire before deciding on their next move.


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Former Penang assemblyman’s wife killed

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 23 – Former Bukit Tambun assemblyman Lai Chew Hock’s wife died after being stabbed during a robbery at their home in Nibong Tebal last night.

Thor Joo Lee, 46, who was stabbed in the abdomen, chest and shoulder, died en route to the hospital.

Lai, 44, said he heard his wife driving into the house compound on her return from their petrol kiosk at about 11.20pm yesterday.

“I went out to the balcony and saw a man following her. He tried to grab her bag but my wife put up a fight.

“I shouted at him and he stabbed my wife before climbing over the gate and jumping on a motorcycle ridden by an accomplice,” Lai said at the Penang Hospital today.

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Petrol, diesel down 10 sen

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 — The price of petrol and diesel will be reduced by 10 sen to RM2.45 and RM2.40 per litre respectively beginning tomorrow, according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today.

He said the retail price of RON92 petrol will also be reduced from RM2.40 to RM2.30 per litre.

Abdullah disclosed this in a media statement read by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad, here.


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Sodomy II delayed again

By Debra Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – The Sodomy II trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been postponed yet again, after Sessions Court judge S.M. Komathy Suppiah ordered a two-week recess so she can decide on whether to allow the prosecution’s application to transfer the case to the High Court.

She is set to deliver the decision on October 7.

At the previous hearing on Sept 10, Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Yusof Zainal Abiden, submitted a certificate of transfer to move the Sodomy II trial to the High Court.


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Dismissed:Election petition against Bandar Kuching MP

KUCHING, Sept 24 — The Election Court today dismissed with costs a petitition challenging the election of DAP vice-chairman Chong Chieng Jen as the Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament in the March 8 general election.

In dismissing the petition, Justice Datuk Clement Allan Skinner declared that Chong, 37, was duly elected as the Bandar Kuching MP as no corrupt practice had been proven to have been committed by him or with his knowledge and consent as alleged by voter Kho Whai Phiaw, 64.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform is anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamarudin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

Those writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – have now landed the Malaysia-Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the receiving end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Ku Li: Government and Umno have lost the plot

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – The government and Umno are no longer viable and all Malaysians must come together to rectify the “dangerous situation” the country is in, former finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said yesterday.

“The government, in its present form, and under the present leadership, led by the party to which I have given my life, are now structurally and inherently incapable of providing the direction and confidence that the country needs,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The MP for Gua Musang and aspiring Umno presidential candidate said the country was facing a political and economic crisis because of a leadership vacuum and the country was in turmoil because the rule of law was uncertain and the Constitution was not being upheld.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform is anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Umno leaders clueless of Malaysians’ desires

COMMENTARY

SEPT 24 – With each passing day, it gets clearer that Umno politicians are clueless about what Malaysians desire.

Everyone of them – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Najib Abdul Razak, Muhyiddin Yassin, Syed Hamid Albar, Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Hishammuddin Hussein – speaks about the need for the ruling party to adapt to the new environment and aspirations of better educated Malaysians.

Some of them even toss around the word reform like a six-letter Frisbee. But their idea of reform in anchored firmly on their world view and their value system.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Anwar to know on October 7 if case to be transferred to High Court
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Sept – The Sessions Court here will decide on  Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to the High Court for trial.

Judge S.M.Komathy Suppiah needs two weeks to consider the submissions and authorities cited by both parties.

Anwar, 60, is charged with voluntarily committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26.


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Anwar reassures PAS leaders

Anwar reassures PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met up with PAS leaders in an effort to convince them that PAS members of parliament (MPs) would not be marginalised should the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) form the next federal government.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said Anwar, who is also PKR advisor, wanted to impress upon PAS leaders, especially its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that Muslim MPs would not be sidelined if the PR gains power.

“We have to do this before proceeding to the next course of action,” he said without revealing what the next course of action would be.


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Samy Vellu: PM to consider release of Hindraf 5

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has promised to consider the MIC appeal for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) since Dec 13, last year.

“The prime minister promised to discuss the matter with the home minister (Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar) and come to a decision,” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said in a statement here today.

Earlier, the MIC president held a 30-minute discussion with Abdullah at the latter’s office, to seek the immediate release of the five, dubbed the ‘Hindraf 5’.


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Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics

SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little.

Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine democracy and rule of law, he has given priority to his party’s battle to maintain its grip on power. The situation, for Malaysia’s sake, cannot continue.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution is politically motivated. The Internal Security Act, the law that allows detention without trial for up to two years, has been used this month to again intimidate and silence critics. These are tactics Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days.


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Anwar: No contact with PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he was unaware of any negotiation between the Pakatan Rakyat coalition and the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Yesterday, PKR information chief, Tian Chua reportedly said that the federal opposition has been negotiating with Abdullah through intermediaries; the Prime Minister later issued a denial.

“I am not aware of any negotiations taking place between Pakatan Rakyat and the Prime Minister-statements made yesterday suggesting that a line of communication was open were misinformed,” said Anwar in a statement.

However he is confident that the Pakatan Rakyat will soon form the federal government but did not provide any deadline.


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Dr Mahathir still wants it his way

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — After Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, he was hopeful that the sniping from the sidelines against the party leadership would stop.

The Deputy Prime Minister discussed current political developments and the transition plan and pointed out that it could all become pear-shaped for Umno if animosity between its top names continued to fester.

Najib did not get a commitment that the verbal volleys from Dr Mahathir would cease but he was hopeful. He was wrong.


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‘We must unite to overcome political and economic crisis’

By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

SEPT 24 – I write this as a Malaysian, as someone who, over 47 years of political life, has had the privilege of playing some small part in the formation our country, the building of its institutions, and our achievement of a degree of economic sufficiency. I write out of deep concern about the present state of our country.

In the lives of nations as of individuals, there come moments of profound possibility, when the potential for self-transcendence and for self-destruction are simultaneously present.

As before some critical examination in our youth, we come to the daunting realisation that we hold our future in our hands, when how we will fare many years hence, and whether we shall flourish or languish, will depend on how we conduct ourselves now, in this small window of time.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

No holds barred to shut RPK up

ANALYSIS

SEPT 24 – Raja Petra Kamaruddin holds almost nothing sacred and has had almost everyone scared with his writings.

That writings – a heady brew of facts, innuendos, speculation and hearsay – has now landed the Malaysia Today news portal editor two years in the Kamunting Detention Camp, sparking outrage for most and relief for those at the end of his scathing articles.

His detention is ostensibly for articles that have ridiculed Islam, Malaysia’s official religion, leading the police to recommend incarceration under the Internal Security Act. “His articles could arouse anger among Muslims,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was quoted as saying by local newspapers.


Source: feeds.feedburner.com

Opposition wants to acquire Kamunting camp to end ISA

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last night floated the possibility of Perak acquiring the Kamunting ISA detention camp as a start to ending the tough security law.

Lim, himself an ISA detainee in the 1987 crackdown, said the Pakatan Rakyat states can start a donation drive among Malaysians to help acquire the colonial-era camp in northern Perak.

“The state can acquire land for two reasons; economic development and for public purposes, but we have to study the law first,” Lim told the Abolish ISA forum held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here.


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Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge – Earthtimes (press release)


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Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge
Earthtimes (press release), UK - 1 hour ago
In 1998, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad fired Anwar as his deputy, and Anwar was charged with corruption and sodomy. Anwar was convicted on both
Malaysia PM: No meeting with Anwar's people http://www.worldbulletin.net
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KL denies truce talks – Straits Times

KL denies truce talks – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government yesterday denied opposition claims that the two sides were holding talks to resolve the country’s political crisis ahead of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s trial for sodomy. ‘That is the craziest report I have

Internal party trouble for Malaysia’s PM – Radio Australia
On shaky ground: Even Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Badawi’s own UMNO party is pressuring him to resign. [Reuters] Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is under intense pressure to resign, following rare criticism from within his cabinet

Malaysia ‘dissent’ blogger jailed – BBC Asia-Pacific
Raja Petra was arrested on 12 September as part of a crackdown on political dissent by the Malaysian government. He was one of three critics of the government arrested in what the opposition said was a sign of panic by the embattled administration of

Sponsor programmes for disabled children – New Straits Times
SUNGAI PETANI: Help improve the lives of the disabled. This was the call by Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to all agencies from the public and private sectors. Jeanne, who is president of the

Oct 7 For Decision On Transfer Of Anwar Ibrahim's Case – Bernama

Oct 7 For Decision On Transfer Of Anwar Ibrahim's Case
Bernama, Malaysia - 31 minutes ago
decide on Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution's application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case to the High Court for trial.
Anwar arrives at the Sessions Court New Straits Times
Sodomy case: Anwar argues against transfer to High Court Malaysia Star
Nov 19 for Anwar case New Straits Times
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Malaysia's Anwar 'cautious' in bid to seize power – International Herald Tribune


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Malaysia's Anwar 'cautious' in bid to seize power
International Herald Tribune, France - 1 hour ago
AP KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim signaled a further delay Wednesday in his bid to oust the government,
UPDATE 1-Malaysia opposition says opened talks with govt Forbes
Malaysia's Oppn in handover talks with Govt Hindustan Times
Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge Earthtimes (press release)
Reuters India – New Straits Times
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Abdullah's Options – Sin Chew Jit Poh


AFP
Abdullah's Options
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia - 53 minutes ago
discontent in the ruling United Malays National Organisation and the growing threat of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim taking over the government.
Don’t underestimate Umno’s grip Malaysia Today
Malaysian PM under new pressure to quit by year-end AFP
Delegates have final say on Umno’s top leaders: Muhyiddin Malaysia Star
The Canberra Times – Antara
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Anwar ‘cautious’ in power bid – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA’S opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim signalled a further delay Wednesday in his bid to oust the government, saying his alliance would avoid any ‘hasty action’ that could ignite instability. Datuk Seri Anwar has claimed for months

Malaysia’s Anwar ‘cautious’ in bid to seize power – International Herald Tribune
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia : Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim signaled a further delay Wednesday in his bid to oust the government, saying his alliance would avoid any “hasty action” that could ignite instability. Anwar has claimed for months

V. Shuman and Lydia Gomez at the Court House – NSTP e-Media
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived at the Sessions Court in Jalan Duta at 9:50am for the hearing of submissions to transfer his sodomy case to the High Court. He was accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Wan

ANWAR’S TRIAL – New Straits Times
SESSIONS Court judge S M Komathy Suppiah has fixed October 7 to decide on all the objections and submissions raised against the transfer of Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s alleged sodomy trial to the High Court. This came

The New Asia Crisis – Forbes
From where I sit in Hong Kong, you can’t help but compare the Wall Street wipeout with the Asia Crisis of a decade ago. Remember the Asia Crisis? It started back in 1997 when Thailand’s currency collapsed, partly because of a real estate bubble. Soon

Abdullah's Options – Sin Chew Jit Poh

Abdullah's Options – Sin Chew Jit Poh


AFP
Abdullah's Options
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia - 53 minutes ago
discontent in the ruling United Malays National Organisation and the growing threat of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim taking over the government.
Don’t underestimate Umno’s grip Malaysia Today
Malaysian PM under new pressure to quit by year-end AFP
Delegates have final say on Umno’s top leaders: Muhyiddin Malaysia Star
The Canberra Times – Antara
all 51 news articles

Oct 7 For Decision On Transfer Of Anwar Ibrahim's Case – Bernama

Oct 7 For Decision On Transfer Of Anwar Ibrahim's Case
Bernama, Malaysia - 31 minutes ago
decide on Oct 7 whether to allow or reject the prosecution's application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case to the High Court for trial.
Anwar arrives at the Sessions Court New Straits Times
Sodomy case: Anwar argues against transfer to High Court Malaysia Star
Nov 19 for Anwar case New Straits Times
all 8 news articles

Malaysia's Anwar 'cautious' in bid to seize power – International Herald Tribune


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Malaysia's Anwar 'cautious' in bid to seize power
International Herald Tribune, France - 1 hour ago
AP KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim signaled a further delay Wednesday in his bid to oust the government,
UPDATE 1-Malaysia opposition says opened talks with govt Forbes
Malaysia's Oppn in handover talks with Govt Hindustan Times
Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge Earthtimes (press release)
Reuters India – New Straits Times
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Internal party trouble for Malaysia’s PM – Radio Australia
On shaky ground: Even Malaysian prime minister Abdullah Badawi’s own UMNO party is pressuring him to resign. [Reuters] Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is under intense pressure to resign, following rare criticism from within his cabinet

Malaysia should move past Mahathir's tactics – Malaysia Today

Malaysia should move past Mahathir's tactics
Malaysia Today, Malaysia - 3 hours ago
SEPT 24 – Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge – Earthtimes (press release)


PRESS TV
Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge
Earthtimes (press release), UK - 1 hour ago
In 1998, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad fired Anwar as his deputy, and Anwar was charged with corruption and sodomy. Anwar was convicted on both
Malaysia PM: No meeting with Anwar's people http://www.worldbulletin.net
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Internal party trouble for Malaysia's PM – Radio Australia


Radio Australia
Internal party trouble for Malaysia's PM
Radio Australia, Australia - 12 minutes ago
She says, however, it was the legacy of previous long-time leader, Mahathir Mohammad, which has failed Mr Abdullah. "Mahathir left a legacy where a lot of

Malaysia should move past Mahathir’s tactics – South China Morning Post
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is, in one respect at least, no different from his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad. He claims to represent change, but there has been precious little. Instead of moving his country forward by allowing genuine

We are the leaders we choose – star.com.my
We need skills to select what is correct and feasible. A good leader will learn from a bad decision and not repeat it, nor ignore problems in the hope that they go away. OUR choices in life are based on the knowledge we have. When we know little

Anwar’s clock ticks loudly – star.com.my
ONE does not have to be the three witches in the tragedy of Macbeth to accurately predict the political debacle post the 2008 general election. As the dust settles after the general election, Pakatan Rakyat has been relentless in criticising the

Malaysian opposition leader in court for hearing of sodomy charge – Monsters and Critics
Anwar, who is currently out of jail on bail of 20,000 ringgit (6,050 dollars), arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court accompanied by his family and attorney. Wednesday’s hearing would see the defence fighting off an earlier request by the

Dr M slams US bailout plan – New Straits Times


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Dr M slams US bailout plan
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Sep 22, 2008
ALOR STAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rapped the United States government for its intervention in the country's troubled financial sector.
Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again Malaysia Star
M'sia rules out ringgit exchange rate peg Daily Express
Malaysian Ringgit Repeg Unlikely Seeking Alpha
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Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me – Malaysia Star

Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 22, 2008
By SIRA HABIBU ALOR STAR: Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir has claimed that some Umno Youth members have been prohibited from meeting him. The Jerlun MP, who is vying

Room enough for more – The Sun Daily

Room enough for more
The Sun Daily, Malaysia - Sep 20, 2008
The wife of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has long made her mark in the public’s eye. But despite a busy career as a doctor and, later,

M’sia rules out ringgit exchange rate peg – Sabah Daily Express
Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia’s new finance minister and the central bank on Monday ruled out pegging the ringgit to the dollar again, dismissing a call from former leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that was seen as a bid to put pressure on his successor. Dr

BURSA closing: KL shares end day mixed – New Straits Times

BURSA closing: KL shares end day mixed
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Sep 22, 2008
The suggestion was made by Dr Mahathir to cushion the impact of the weakening dollar against other currencies. The ringgit has depreciated from a high of

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