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Beyond Tun Razak

Of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s litany of failures, one of the least recognised yet important ones is that through his “back to the kampung base” programme, Abdullah was trying to solve Tun Abdul Razak Hussein’s problem, not his own.

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PKR May Find It Tough In Batang Ai

Can Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) pull it off again in rural Batang Ai and create another upset in the by-election after it managed to do so in the urban seat of Padungan in the 2006 Sarawak state election? “If PKR can win with a comfortable…

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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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Guan Eng: Jeff Ooi’s position only ” transitional”

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today that the position of Jeff Ooi as his chief of staff has always been “transitional”. Stressing that Ooi, who is also Jelutong MP, has done a satisfactory job in the state government, Lim described reports that Ooi…

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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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RM280 Million To Maintain Fighter Jets Last Year – Abdullah

In written reply to Liew Chin Tong (DAP-Bukit Bendera), Abdullah said a comparison could not be made between the ratio of a budget’s operating expenditure and development expenditure by year. “This is because the operating expenditure is to meet the expenditure needs of the annual…

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Abdullah urged to see through Penang bridge talks

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ought to ensure the completion of the discussions between the government and United Engineers Malaysia (UEM) on the construction of the Second Penang Bridge before he steps down later this month. Liew Chin Tong (Bukit Bendera-DAP) said today…

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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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