Month March 2009

An idea whose time has come

Those who wish to see the break up of Pakatan Rakyat similar to that of previous opposition coalitions will be disappointed. Formed on April 1 last year, PR was a response to the post-March 8th political terrain, in which the Opposition won five state governments…

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All Out To Woo The Chinese Voters

Just minutes after the nomination process ended Sunday, supporters of candidates from both sides of the political got into overdrive mode to win the hearts and minds of the voters of the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency.

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The analogy of 1970

A bloodless coup d’etat in Perak, a ban on Harakah and Suara Keadilan, police breaking up pre-election ceramahs with brute force, and legal cases brought by the Barisan Nasional government against opposition members set the background for the impending transition of power from Datuk Seri…

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Deaths of prisoners total 2,571 since 1999

A total of 2,571 prisoners have died while incarcerated, and 153 while in police custody between 1999 and 2008 due to health problems, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar revealed today. Based on records from the Prisons Department, the numbers included those incarcerated at…

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Chin Tong: “UMNO Youth Mob attack”

Therocknews.com on 28 Feb reported Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong as saying: “Earlier yesterday, Umno Youth chief candidate Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also the current deputy youth chief, called for a press conference condemning Karpal’s statement [in Parliament]. However, Khairy and his supporters left…

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