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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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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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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

Dr M slams US bailout plan – New Straits Times
ALOR STAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rapped the United States government for its intervention in the country’s troubled financial sector. He said the US government was practising double standards when it criticised Malaysia for helping out some

Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me – Malaysia Star

Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 15 hours ago
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
Mukhriz cries foul over restrictions The Borneo Post
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Abdullah may seek re-election as Umno chief – Malaysia Today


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Abdullah may seek re-election as Umno chief
Malaysia Today, Malaysia - 13 hours ago
“Three of Mahathir's children, namely Mirzan, Mokhzani and Mukhriz Mahathir – acted as directors in more than 200 companies in a short span of a few years.
All eyes on Najib now Straits Times
It's all up to me: PM Daily Express
Umno clamours for order amid challenges New Straits Times
Malaysia Today - Malaysia Today
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If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 21, 2008
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

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

Market to determine value of ringgit, says Najib – New Straits Times


The Edge Daily
Market to determine value of ringgit, says Najib
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 15 hours ago
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed suggested last weekend that the government should do so to protect the ringgit against a weakening dollar amid
Choose a region The Edge Daily
Government will not repeg ringgit Malaysia Star
FOREX: Ringgit Opens Firmer Against US Dollar Bernama
New Straits Times - New Straits Times
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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

Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says … – Bernama


Radio Australia
Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to rejoin Umno should be decided by the branch or division the former premier
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir to rejoin UMNO Reuters India
Consolidation Process Taking Shape In Umno Bernama
Dad Decided To Rejoin Umno After Being Persuaded, Says Mukhriz Bernama
Bernama
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If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 21, 2008
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me – Malaysia Star

Mukhriz: Youth men barred from seeing me
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 12 hours ago
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

Dr M slams US bailout plan – New Straits Times
ALOR STAR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has rapped the United States government for its intervention in the country’s troubled financial sector. He said the US government was practising double standards when it criticised Malaysia for helping out some

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

Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says … – Bernama


Radio Australia
Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to rejoin Umno should be decided by the branch or division the former premier
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir to rejoin UMNO Reuters India
Consolidation Process Taking Shape In Umno Bernama
Dad Decided To Rejoin Umno After Being Persuaded, Says Mukhriz Bernama
Bernama
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Floating exchange rate provides flexibility – New Straits Times

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Sep 22, 2008
market,” she said when responding to questions on a suggestion by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Malaysian currency’s exchange

Dr M slams US bailout plan – New Straits Times


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Dr M slams US bailout plan
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 5 hours ago
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
Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes guardian.co.uk
Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit International Herald Tribune
Forbes - Inquirer.net
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Market to determine value of ringgit, says Najib – New Straits Times

Market to determine value of ringgit, says Najib
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 5 hours ago
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed suggested last weekend that the government should do so to protect the ringgit against a weakening dollar amid
Government will not repeg ringgit Malaysia Star
FOREX: Ringgit Opens Firmer Against US Dollar Bernama
Why Abdullah is clinging on Malaysia Today
New Straits Times - New Straits Times
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Choose a region – The Edge Daily


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Choose a region
The Edge Daily, Malaysia - 5 minutes ago
This effectively quells the call by certain quarters, including former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to have the ringgit repegged in an effort to ward

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

BURSA closing: KL shares end day mixed
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 19 hours ago
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

Malaysia Has No Plan to Repeg Ringgit, Najib Says (Update1) – Bloomberg
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Malaysia has no plan to fix the ringgit to the U.S. dollar and will increase monitoring of the currency market, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak said. “We have no intention to re-peg the ringgit now or

Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit – MSN MoneyCentral
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s new finance minister said Monday the government has no plans to re-peg the country’s currency, ringgit, and will let the market determine its value. “I wish to categorically state that we have no intention to re

In defence of the herd of greedy pigs – Times Online
Politicians and columnists know who is to blame for the turmoil in financial markets. Short-sellers are to blame; and they must be anathematised. Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, last week fulminated against “a short-selling bunch of

Malaysia rules out ringgit exchange rate peg – Forbes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) – 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 Mahathir Mohamad that was seen as a bid to put pressure on his

Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit – MSN MoneyCentral
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s new finance minister said Monday the government has no plans to re-peg the country’s currency, ringgit, and will let the market determine its value. “I wish to categorically state that we have no intention to re

In defence of the herd of greedy pigs – Times Online
Politicians and columnists know who is to blame for the turmoil in financial markets. Short-sellers are to blame; and they must be anathematised. Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, last week fulminated against “a short-selling bunch of

Malaysia rules out ringgit exchange rate peg – Forbes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) – 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 Mahathir Mohamad that was seen as a bid to put pressure on his

Adeline Paul Raj – NSTP e-Media
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak made it clear yesterday that the government had no plans to peg the ringgit to the US dollar.”I wish to categorically state that we have no intention of re-pegging the

Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says … – Bernama


Radio Australia
Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to rejoin Umno should be decided by the branch or division the former premier
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir to rejoin UMNO Reuters India
Dad Decided To Rejoin Umno After Being Persuaded, Says Mukhriz Bernama
Consolidation Process Taking Shape In Umno Bernama
Bernama
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Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility – New Straits Times

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 13 hours ago
market,” she said when responding to questions on a suggestion by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Malaysian currency’s exchange

Dr M calls for unity among BN parties – Malaysia Today


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Dr M calls for unity among BN parties
Malaysia Today, Malaysia - 11 hours ago
(The Malaysian Insider) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Barisan Nasional component parties to close ranks instead of continuing the blame game.
All eyes on Najib now Straits Times
It's all up to me: PM Daily Express
Umno clamours for order amid challenges New Straits Times
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Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

Dr M calls for unity among BN parties – Malaysia Today


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Dr M calls for unity among BN parties
Malaysia Today, Malaysia - 9 hours ago
(The Malaysian Insider) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Barisan Nasional component parties to close ranks instead of continuing the blame game.
All eyes on Najib now Straits Times
It's all up to me: PM Daily Express
Umno clamours for order amid challenges New Straits Times
Malaysia Star - The Edge Daily
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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,

If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 16 hours ago
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes – guardian.co.uk


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Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes
guardian.co.uk, UK - 17 hours ago
The proposal was made at the weekend by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an opponent of current incumbent Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again Malaysia Star
Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit International Herald Tribune
Malaysia says no plans to repeg ringgit currency Forbes
Inquirer.net - Malaysia Star
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Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 13 hours ago
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

Mukhriz confident of getting enough nominations for Umno Youth chief – New Straits Times

Mukhriz confident of getting enough nominations for Umno Youth chief
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Sep 21, 2008
Umno executive committee member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir is confident of getting enough nominations to contest the party’s Youth chief post.
Khairy banks on unity, friendship New Straits Times
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Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes – guardian.co.uk


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Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes
guardian.co.uk, UK - 12 hours ago
The proposal was made at the weekend by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an opponent of current incumbent Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again Malaysia Star
Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit International Herald Tribune
BURSA closing: KL shares end day mixed New Straits Times
Forbes - Inquirer.net
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Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

MARTIN SOONG – CNBC
Martin Soong is one of Asia’s best-known business television journalists. He is a co-anchor on CNBC’s trademark morning program “Squawk Box (Asia),” which focuses on what viewers need to know after the markets close in the U.S. and before the markets

Malaysia rules out ringgit exchange rate peg – Forbes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) – 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 Mahathir Mohamad that was seen as a bid to put pressure on his

Malaysia Has No Plan to Repeg Ringgit, Najib Says (Update1) – Bloomberg
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — Malaysia has no plan to fix the ringgit to the U.S. dollar and will increase monitoring of the currency market, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak said. “We have no intention to re-peg the ringgit now or

CORRECTED – CORRECTED-Emerging FX-Ringgit rises then falls on peg talk – Reuters India
SINGAPORE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Malaysian ringgit soared to a two-week high against the dollar on Monday, spurred by reports the authorities might peg the currency once again, but later retreated after the finance minister dismissed the idea

Ringgit off 2-wk high after Malaysia rules out peg – Forbes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Malaysian ringgit retreated from a two-week high against the dollar on Monday after the country’s finance minister ruled out the possibility the currency may be pegged once again. After a briefing with the

Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes – guardian.co.uk

Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes
guardian.co.uk, UK - 9 hours ago
The proposal was made at the weekend by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an opponent of current incumbent Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Tengku Razaleigh confident of garnering enough nominations – New Straits Times

Tengku Razaleigh confident of garnering enough nominations
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 3 hours ago
Tengku Razaleigh more popularly known as Ku Li went for the post in 1987 but lost to incumbent Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by a slim 43 votes.

Tengku Razaleigh confident of garnering enough nominations – New Straits Times

Tengku Razaleigh confident of garnering enough nominations
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 2 hours ago
Tengku Razaleigh more popularly known as Ku Li went for the post in 1987 but lost to incumbent Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by a slim 43 votes.

Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes – guardian.co.uk

Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes
guardian.co.uk, UK - 8 hours ago
The proposal was made at the weekend by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an opponent of current incumbent Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 7 hours ago
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility – New Straits Times

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 3 hours ago
market,” she said when responding to questions on a suggestion by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Malaysian currency’s exchange

Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says … – Bernama


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Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to rejoin Umno should be decided by the branch or division the former premier
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir to rejoin UMNO Reuters India
Dad Decided To Rejoin Umno After Being Persuaded, Says Mukhriz Bernama
Consolidation Process Taking Shape In Umno Bernama
Bernama
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Floating exchange rate provides flexibility – New Straits Times

Floating exchange rate provides flexibility
New Straits Times, Malaysia - 2 hours ago
market,” she said when responding to questions on a suggestion by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Malaysian currency’s exchange

Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters – Zee News


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Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters
Zee News, India - Sep 19, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has criticised the arrest of two anti-government bloggers and an opposition
ISA is all about public order and safety New Straits Times
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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,

Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again – Malaysia Star


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Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 20, 2008
By SIRA HABIBU ALOR STAR: Malaysia can withstand the global economic pressure if the ringgit is re-pegged, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysia says no plan to re-peg ringgit International Herald Tribune
Malaysia says no plans to repeg ringgit currency Forbes
Asian units rise on US bailout plan Inquirer.net
Malaysia Star - Forbes
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If only, what spoken is preached – Malaysia Star

If only, what spoken is preached
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 6 hours ago
Dr Mahathir said it was difficult to check corruption when givers and takers did not admit to committing such acts. Well said, Mahathir.

No plans to repeg ringgit – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA’S new Finance Minister Najib Razak on Monday dismissed calls for the ringgit currency to be pegged and said the country’s economy remained in good shape despite the US financial crisis. ‘I wish to categorically state we have

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions – Bernama

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions
Bernama, Malaysia - 20 hours ago
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 21 (Bernama) — Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who has announced his intention to contest the post of Umno Youth
Mukhriz confident of getting enough nominations for Umno Youth chief New Straits Times
Heavyweights wrestle for Youth post Malaysia Star
ZUBAIDAH ABU BAKAR: Khairy banks on unity, friendship New Straits Times
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In the eye of a storm – The Canberra Times


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In the eye of a storm
The Canberra Times, Australia - Sep 19, 2008
A decade ago, Anwar's last bid for power, against his then boss, the prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, ended in disaster. Hit with dubious charges of sodomy
Leader-in-waiting launches end game The Age
Cracking Malaysia Jakarta Post
Malaysia: Former PM 'to return to politics' Adnkronos International Italia
RedOrbit - Malaysia Today
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Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters – Zee News


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Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters
Zee News, India - Sep 19, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has criticised the arrest of two anti-government bloggers and an opposition
ISA is all about public order and safety New Straits Times
Dark Days Here for Malaysia's Political Bloggers Mindanao Examiner
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MUHYIDDIN: Give Dr Mahathir freedom to choose which branch he … – New Straits Times

MUHYIDDIN: Give Dr Mahathir freedom to choose which branch he
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Sep 15, 2008
Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be given the freedom to choose which Umno branch or division he prefers to join to pave the way for his
Cheras Umno Wants Dr Mahathir To Be Its Member Bernama
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Umno's end is nigh – Malaysia Kini


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Umno's end is nigh
Malaysia Kini, Malaysia - Sep 18, 2008
On one hand, his formidable predecessor Mahathir Mohammad was watching him from behind, while the powerful Najib Razak remained an immediate threat to his
All eyes on Najib now Straits Times
Najib has no choice but to vie for No. 1 job AsiaOne
Malaysia PM to give up finance portfolio Financial Times
International Herald Tribune - Reuters
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Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again – Malaysia Star

Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 20, 2008
By SIRA HABIBU ALOR STAR: Malaysia can withstand the global economic pressure if the ringgit is re-pegged, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysia currency peg talk reflects political woes guardian.co.uk
Mahathir proposes reintroduction of Ringgit peg New Straits Times
Malaysian ringgit up 1.3 pct despite repeg scepticism Forbes
Channel News Asia - Malaysia Star
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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,

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and

Democracy – ready or not – Manila Times
Popular expectations raised by economic growth are giving rise to a “new politics” in Southeast Asia. And a main characteristic of this new politics lies in the increasing differentiation in voting behavior between the rural electorate and the

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and

Malaysia To Discuss Re-Pegging Of Ringgit Monday -Minister – FXStreet.com
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)–Malaysia’s finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening U.S. dollar on the currency, a top minister said Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor

M’sia may re-peg ringgit – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA’S finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening US dollar on the currency, a top minister said on Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed

Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters – Zee News


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Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters
Zee News, India - Sep 19, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has criticised the arrest of two anti-government bloggers and an opposition
ISA is all about public order and safety New Straits Times
Dark Days Here for Malaysia's Political Bloggers Mindanao Examiner
all 89 news articles

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions – Bernama

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions
Bernama, Malaysia - 10 hours ago
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 21 (Bernama) — Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who has announced his intention to contest the post of Umno Youth
Mukhriz confident of getting enough nominations for Umno Youth chief New Straits Times
Heavyweights wrestle for Youth post Malaysia Star
ZUBAIDAH ABU BAKAR: Khairy banks on unity, friendship New Straits Times
all 5 news articles

In the eye of a storm – The Canberra Times


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In the eye of a storm
The Canberra Times, Australia - Sep 19, 2008
A decade ago, Anwar's last bid for power, against his then boss, the prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, ended in disaster. Hit with dubious charges of sodomy
Leader-in-waiting launches end game The Age
Cracking Malaysia Jakarta Post
Malaysia: Former PM 'to return to politics' Adnkronos International Italia
RedOrbit - Malaysia Today
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Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

Yet more turmoil in Malaysia – Aliran Monthly

Yet more turmoil in Malaysia
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia - Sep 20, 2008
After Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad became the fourth Prime Minister, he invited Anwar to join Umno in the early 1980s. Anwar happily accepted the invitation and

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen – Bernama

Tun Mahathir To Attend Conference In Yemen
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 16, 2008
SANA'A, Sept 17 (Bernama)– Well-informed sources on Tuesday said that the Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is going to visit Yemen

Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again – Malaysia Star

Mahathir: Peg the ringgit again
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - 21 hours ago
By SIRA HABIBU ALOR STAR: Malaysia can withstand the global economic pressure if the ringgit is re-pegged, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir proposes reintroduction of Ringgit peg New Straits Times
Malaysia to discuss re-pegging of ringgit Channel News Asia
Study Ringgit Pegging Mechanism To Protect Economy – Muhyiddin Bernama
New Straits Times - Malaysia Star
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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,

Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters – Zee News


BBC News
Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters
Zee News, India - Sep 19, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has criticised the arrest of two anti-government bloggers and an opposition
ISA is all about public order and safety New Straits Times
Dark Days Here for Malaysia's Political Bloggers Mindanao Examiner
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Malaysia may re-peg ringgit – BusinessDay.co.nz

Malaysia may re-peg ringgit
BusinessDay.co.nz, New Zealand - 23 minutes ago
It was Mahathir who defied the International Monetary Fund in response to the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and 1998 when he imposed capital controls and

Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters – Zee News


BBC News
Mahathir criticises use of security law against dissenters
Zee News, India - Sep 19, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 19: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has criticised the arrest of two anti-government bloggers and an opposition
ISA is all about public order and safety New Straits Times
Dark Days Here for Malaysia's Political Bloggers Mindanao Examiner
all 89 news articles

Yet more turmoil in Malaysia – Aliran Monthly

Yet more turmoil in Malaysia
Aliran Monthly, Malaysia - Sep 20, 2008
After Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad became the fourth Prime Minister, he invited Anwar to join Umno in the early 1980s. Anwar happily accepted the invitation and

Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says … – Bernama


Radio Australia
Let Branch Or Division Decide On Dr Mahathir's Membership, Says
Bernama, Malaysia - Sep 17, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to rejoin Umno should be decided by the branch or division the former premier
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir to rejoin UMNO Reuters India
Dad Decided To Rejoin Umno After Being Persuaded, Says Mukhriz Bernama
Consolidation Process Taking Shape In Umno Bernama
Bernama
all 15 news articles

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,

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions – Bernama

Mukhriz Cries Foul Over restrictions
Bernama, Malaysia - 8 hours ago
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 21 (Bernama) — Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who has announced his intention to contest the post of Umno Youth
Mukhriz confident of getting enough nominations for Umno Youth chief New Straits Times
Heavyweights wrestle for Youth post Malaysia Star
ZUBAIDAH ABU BAKAR: Khairy banks on unity, friendship New Straits Times
all 5 news articles

Malaysia's capital shows cracks – Emirates Business 24/7


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Malaysia's capital shows cracks
Emirates Business 24/7, United Arab Emirates - 12 hours ago
Putrajaya was the brainchild of former premier Mahathir Mohamad who ordered construction to begin on the site of an palm oil plantation in 1996,

Malaysia To Discuss Re-Pegging Of Ringgit Monday -Minister – FXStreet.com
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)–Malaysia’s finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening U.S. dollar on the currency, a top minister said Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor

Malaysia To Discuss Re-Pegging Of Ringgit Monday -Minister – FXStreet.com
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)–Malaysia’s finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening U.S. dollar on the currency, a top minister said Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor

Study Ringgit pegging to protect economy – Muhyiddin – New Straits Times
International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the government to study the suggestion by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to repeg the ringgit to cushion off the impact of the weakening United States (US) dollar

M’sia may re-peg ringgit – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA’S finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening US dollar on the currency, a top minister said on Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and

Democracy – ready or not – Manila Times
Popular expectations raised by economic growth are giving rise to a “new politics” in Southeast Asia. And a main characteristic of this new politics lies in the increasing differentiation in voting behavior between the rural electorate and the

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and

Study Ringgit pegging to protect economy – Muhyiddin – New Straits Times
International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the government to study the suggestion by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to repeg the ringgit to cushion off the impact of the weakening United States (US) dollar

M’sia may re-peg ringgit – Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIA’S finance minister will decide after a briefing on Monday if the ringgit will be re-pegged, to reduce the impact of the weakening US dollar on the currency, a top minister said on Sunday. Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and

Study Ringgit pegging to protect economy – Muhyiddin – New Straits Times
International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the government to study the suggestion by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to repeg the ringgit to cushion off the impact of the weakening United States (US) dollar

Study Ringgit pegging to protect economy – Muhyiddin – New Straits Times
International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants the government to study the suggestion by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to repeg the ringgit to cushion off the impact of the weakening United States (US) dollar

A new metropolis in Malaysia has failed to attract the kind of – 7 Days UAE
On a hillside overlooking the grandiose administrative capital that Malaysia has built at vast expense, vacant lots marked with the names of dozens of countries lie empty.It’s a diplomatic enclave without diplomats, embassies or limousines – and





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