Year 2012

The political context of Anwar’s trial

Three-and-half years after Saiful Bukhari Azlan made his first police report on 28th June 2008, the trial has ended today. The High Court found Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim not guilty of sodomising his former aide Saiful. It is worthwhile to revisit the political context of…

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DAP bracing for fiery talks

PETALING JAYA: The DAP holds its 13th national conference today still grappling with controversies that have beset the party these last few months. One major source of embarrassment has been the very public spat between DAP chairman Karpal Singh and Penang Deputy Chief Minister II…

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Politik Malaysia 2012

1 JANUARI – Adakah kita akan menyaksikan peurbahan kerajaan dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang? PRU ke-12 pada 2008 telah menghasilkan keputusan yang mengejutkan untuk Barisan Nasional. BN memperolehi 49 peratus undi popular di Semenanjung manakala pembangkang mendapat 51 peratus. Secara keseluruhannya, apabila dicampur dengan…

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The political terrain in 2012

Will we see a change of government in Malaysia in the coming general election? The 12th general election in 2008 produced a devastating result for Barisan Nasional. BN received 49 percent of popular votes in the Peninsula while the opposition gained a combined vote of…

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Shamsubahrin charge ‘diversion’ from NFC scandal, says Pakatan

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal December 31, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 — The cheating charge against Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail is an attempt to divert attention away from the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal, Pakatan Rakyat leaders claimed today. The opposition pact leaders added that allegations…

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