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Pakatan: We are not involved in ‘topple gov’t rally’

Pakatan Rakyat has distanced itself from a call by some activists for a rally to topple the government. According to PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, the proposal was never mooted to Pakatan parties. “This was never submitted to us, (and) never discussed by Pakatan Rakyat. “Pakatan is purely confined to peaceful rallies organised by [...]

Malay NGOs defend ex-judge, criticise Malaysiakini

NGOs led by Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) have come up in support of former Court of Appeal Judge Mohd Noor Abdullah, and alleged that Malaysiakini’s coverage of his remarks was ‘malicious and intended to threaten racial harmony in Malaysia’. In a statement, they claimed that Malaysiakini had intruded into the forum where he was a speaker. They also [...]

Live announcement of new cabinet line-up at 5pm

Local TV channels will broadcast live the announcement of the new cabinet by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at 5pm today. “Follow the live broadcast of Najib announcing the appointment of new ministers and deputy ministers line-up at 5pm today at TV1 and other local TV stations,” says the prime minister’s press office on itsTwitter webpage. [...]

Isn’t call to abolish vernacular schools seditious?

Klangite: Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) pro-chancellor Abdul Rahman Arshad may be right and this can be achieved if he advises the government to have one pre-university examinations for all students, ensure there are no racist teachers, be fair to all students, allow mother tongue to be taught with all the necessary support, and immediately allow non-Malay [...]

‘US also endorsed victories of Marcos and Mubarak’

The United States may not have had complete information before endorsing the results of Malaysia’s May 5 general election, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said today. He said the same had happened in other countries where the global superpower has endorsed leaders as legitimate, only to see them toppled through popular uprisings. “What’s important [...]

‘Redelineation looms, Chinese may be corralled’

The next redelineation exercise by the Election Commission (EC) – expected later this year – could involve redrawing the borders to group Chinese voters in a single constituency, in order to minimise the effect of the purported “Chinese tsunami”. Universiti Malaya Centre for Democracy and Elections (Umcedel) director Prof Mohd Redzuan Othman (left) predicts this [...]

Survey: 81pct want Anwar to quit politics

An overwhelming 81.62 percent of the respondents in a survey want PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim to step down since Pakatan Rakyat failed to wrest federal power on May 5. A whopping 10,396 of the 12,736 people who participated on the online poll by business news website The Edgeagreed that Anwar ‘should call it quits [...]

EC deputy chief puts foot in his big mouth again

Sali Tambap: It is quite easy to dislike Election Commission (EC) deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar. Even if he did not agree with the NGO memorandum on allegations of electoral fraud, he did not have to say that the people who came to the Kelana Jaya stadium last Wednesday “know nothing except to have some [...]

‘PAS-Umno marriage considered only if Najib asks’

PAS will only consider the proposal to unite with Umno if the invitation comes from Umno president Najib Abdul Razak himself. PAS can only take the proposal seriously if the invitation is made openly, PAS Dewan Ulama chief Harun Taib is quoted as saying in today’s Berita Harian. “Umno must first express if it really needs [...]

Forcing a paradigm shift in MCA and Umno

COMMENT Much has been written about MCA and Gerakan’s decision not to join the cabinet following their poor performance in the recently concluded general elections. Some commentators have said that because Malaysia is a multiracial country, there must be Chinese representation in the cabinet to look after Chinese needs. That’s an interesting notion because MCA and [...]

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