Month June 2009

‘Not a corporate welfare project’

THE Penang Second Bridge is not a corporate welfare project awarded to UEM but a project to provide better traffic flow in the state, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany said yesterday. Replying to the adjournment speech by Liew Chin Tong…

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Lim Guan Eng Visits Singapore

Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng will lead a delegation of key official to Singapore for a visit from 15th to 16th June 2009. Lim will be accompanied by YB Liew Chin Tong, MP for Bukit Bendera and Policy Advisor to the Chief Minister,…

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A spoke in the Pakatan wheel

The triumph of the conservative faction in the PAS elections will put the brakes on the Pakatan Rakyat’s advance on the political landscape. In the end, the ulama sentiment in PAS was too powerful. PAS members wanted the party to return to its original aims,…

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PAS shows its ambitions

The party today signalled that it is ready to move into the national sphere of power but not everyone in PAS seems ready for the compromises that will be needed to make it happen.

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Future of Malaysia is Pakatan, says Saifuddin

In the first part of the The Malaysian Insider’s interview with PKR’s election director Saifuddin Nasution last week, he talked about the outcome of the Penanti election. As expected, his party won, but he had hoped for PKR to get 7,000 votes, 1,000 more than…

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Charting out the road less travelled

The months spanning 1998 and 1999 were a watershed for Pas. It was the height of the reformasi movement around ousted deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and Pas was one of the parties that rode the wave of sympathetic support for him. Pas’…

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