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Scuffle in Parliament: “Who are you? Go away,”

A group from Selangor Umno Youth, led by its Serdang chief Ungku Mat Salleh, attempted to stop DAP veteran leader Karpal Singh from entering the Parliament building today to demand that he apologise for saying yesterday that Umno Youth was responsible for sending bullets in…

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Forum: “What’s Next for Malaysia?”

The Committee of DAP Taman Gottlied Branch cordially invite you to the following event :- Subj : What’s Next for Malaysia? Date : 27th Feb 2009 (Friday) Time : 8pm Venue : Han Chiang Multi Purpose Hall Lim Lean Teng Road, Georgetown, 11600 Penang. Speakers:…

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By-elections a litmus test for Barisan Nasional

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Five by-elections in one year is startling enough but to have three of them squashed into one month is pretty extraordinary. Two by-elections have been held since the March 2008 general election, which saw the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition take…

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Najib helps PR to consolidate

It may not sound right at first glance that Malaysia’s incoming Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak had united the opposition but unwittingly the recent maneuvours in Perak that caused the fall of Pakatan Rakyat state government have resulted in stronger bonds among opposition…

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Nineteen seventy-four

I am thinking to write an article reflecting on the recent political situations but couldn’t find sufficient time to sit down and develop it in a coherent manner. Perhaps let me share it with you here in pointer form. Within UMNO, there is a view that…

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To Elizabeth Wong with sympathy. The invasion of Eli’s privacy is a sad reflection of Malaysian politics.

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Did the King really congratulate the PM?

(Today, the King opens the Parliament for this year. I published the following article in Malaysiakini on 2 May 2008 after the Yang diPertuan Agong opened the Parliament last year. It may be of interest to you.)

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By-elections will be a referendum on key issues

The simultaneous by-elections in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency in Perak and Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah will be, in a way, a referendum on various contentious issues, especially on the Perak political crisis. DAP’s Bukit Bendera Member of Parliament Liew Chin Tong said…

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