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‘Pondok panas’ allowed by EC

The Election Commission (EC) has allowed political parties to set up voter registration booths (pondok panas) outside of a 50m exclusion zone around polling centres. Pakatan Rakyat officials, who met EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and senior EC officers today, also said…

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Mini Thaipusam in living colour

A CHARIOT bearing the image of Lord Muruga began its journey from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Lebuh Queen to the Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Hilltop Temple on Waterfall Road in Penang on Friday night. The procession was held in conjunction with the annual Chithirai…

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Najib’s Penanti strategy?

By Shanon Shah Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s assertion that by-elections are wasteful and his insinuation that the Barisan Nasional (BN) may boycott the Penanti by-election are not new ideas. Back in August 2008, then Kelantan Umno chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa called for the BN…

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Help save Nur Aisha

A Burger seller from Tanjong Tokong in Penang is appealing to the public to help save his nine-month-old daughter’s life. Mohd Husaif Hussein, 24, is worried sick as his daughter, Nur Aisha Sofia, is in dire need of funds for a major heart surgery. Bukit…

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Ugly situation gets uglier

Public opinion on the Perak crisis has grown even more emotional and irreversible after the commotion that dominated the State Legislative Assembly sitting.

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Better ‘lock’ than sorry

Motorcyclists have to change their ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude and start double locking their machines as it only takes a thief less than a minute to ‘hotwire’ them.

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Suaram activist released by police

A Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) activist who was detained by police during a candle light vigil on Thursday night has been released. Ng Eng Kiat, 25, attached to a local university here, was freed on bail this afternoon. No reason was given for the release.

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PKR seen as opposition’s problem child

Almost every time a major negative event happened in the opposition camp over the past year, the trail more often than not led to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political party. A string of unfortunate incidents has caused some, even those within the opposition camp, to…

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Collapse of wall triggers landslide

The collapse of a 10-metre-long retention wall near the top of Penang Hill triggered a landslide on Tuesday. Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong blamed shoddy workmanship and a slow response by the Public Works Department (PWD) for the collapse.

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