Politics

Pas president's defamation case adjourned
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU -- The High Court in Kuala Terengganu has set Nov 23 for continuation of the RM2 million defamation trial involving Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and a former PKR election candidate.

Justice Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa adjourned the case today after a witness of the plaintiff, Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin, failed to turn up in court.   
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BN should change approach to tackle Chinese voters
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Barisan Nasional should stop playing the blame game and try changing its approach to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese community.
 
The ruling coalition must seriously look into its very own shortcomings and not merely point fingers for the declining support from the community that once stood strong with BN during trying times.
 
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Laws to prevent incitement must be maintained
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MELAKA -- It is important for laws to prevent incitement such as the Sedition Act be maintained to enable the authorities to take stern action against any quarters who made statements which hurt the feelings of the country's multiracial and multireligious society.Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who said this, stated that even if the Act were to be amended, the amendments should...

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Federal Court hears Anwar's final sodomy appeal
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA -- The final appeal of PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to set aside his five-year jail sentence for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, begins today.A five-member panel led by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria is now hearing submissions from Anwar's defence team of 14 lawyers led by Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram who was a former Federal Court judge....

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PR must change to remain relevant
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pakatan Rakyat must grab the opportunity of the ongoing ‘changes and differences’ to make room for fresh faces in the respective parties and the pact as a whole.
 
Political observers point that PR has to embrace the change it often preaches to remain as a strong political force in Malaysia.
 
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Mind your own business, Pas tells DAP
Friday, October 24, 2014

While other Pas leaders chose to pull the blanket on DAP’s renewed opposition against the implementation of hudud, Pas information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar has slammed the party over its 'intrusion' into Pas’ policy.Mahfuz, who is also the Pokok Sena member of parliament, said DAP should stop meddling in Pas' affairs and start upholding the spirit of democracy as they often preached. ...

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Former leader calls for end of street protests in Hong Kong
Friday, October 24, 2014

Hong Kong's former leader Friday urged democracy demonstrators to leave the streets calling their protest a "gross violation" as he warned the consequences of continuing the rallies beyond a month were "very serious". Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's first chief executive after the 1997 handover who was himself ousted after huge protests, said the movement needed to be brought peacefully to an end....

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Online presence vital for better representation
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders should make their presence felt in the social media as more youngsters are expected to depend on the medium in the next general elections.Universiti Teknologi Mara political analyst Assoc Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin said the number of social media-savvy youngsters would most likely grow compared to the previous elections....

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PKR's cheap political stunt in Australia
Sunday, October 19, 2014

PKR has embarked on a cheap political stunt by going to Australia to drum up support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s impending sodomy II appeal, say analysts.

The move could also damage the country’s reputation, said Universiti Sains Malaysia senior political lecturer Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian.

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Abdul Hadi and 'Taliban' group misguiding Pas, says Tamrin Ghafar
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The departure of Datuk Tamrin Abdul Ghafar from Pas on October 15 was seen as a loss for the Islamist party given the veteran politician’s family background. 

Tamrin is the son of former deputy prime minister and Umno strongman, the late Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba.  He spent 40 years in Umno but quit to join Pas two years ago. His entry was trumpeted as a feat of sort by the conservative party....

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