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Chief minister of Penang calls on PM

PENANG Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is in Singapore to meet investors, called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana yesterday. He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister P. Ramasamy and Mr Liew Chin Tong, the MP for Bukit Bendera.

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The never-ending public transport story

Can the Prime Minister’s Department resolve the ever increasing public transportation woes in the country? The Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board, formerly under the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry, is entrusted with issuing and withdrawing taxi licences. Yet the power to enforce regulations over taxi drivers…

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Barisan must reclaim the middle ground

A day after Tuesday’s by-elections, the message for the ruling Barisan Nasional is clearer than ever: It has to rethink its race-based strategy. Tuesday’s two losses meant four straight victories in Peninsula Malaysia for the opposition alliance, Pakatan Rakyat (PR), since the 2008 general election.

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Cobwebs in our Cabinet

Speculation is rife that the Cabinet of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be leaner, meaner and slimmer. Or will it?

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He helped rid two PMs, will Pak Lah be next?

Is Pak Lah the third prime minister to be brought down by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad? Not only did Mahathir sent off three of his four deputies – Tun Musa Hitam, Tun Ghafar Baba and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim – in his half-a-century political career,…

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Qing Ming may affect voter turnout

Will the souls of the dead hold back out-of-town voters, especially the Chinese, in the three by-elections on Tuesday? The fact is that Qing Ming, better known as All Souls Day in Malaysia, will be observed this weekend among the Chinese. “We are concerned about…

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Najib’s 1Malaysia a ‘sham of mammoth proportions’

‘One should judge me by my actions,’ said Najib Abdul Razak, after assuming his new position as Umno president. The rhetorical flourishes of the incoming prime minister is reaching unprecedented heights of incredulity and ridiculousness when measured against his actions over the last two months,…

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Trading barbs in Bkt Gantang ceramah circuit

WET weather has put a damper on the nightly ceramah circuit in Bukit Gantang. In the past week, most Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) gigs drew crowds in the range of 150 to less than 500 by the time the night’s speeches were…

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Hishammuddin needs a history lesson

Umno’s newly-minted vice-president and Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was unhappy with the contents of history books and wanted “better” history lessons.

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