Politics

Reason in Anwar's pardon petition weak
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – February 25, 2015: The reason stated in the petition seeking a royal pardon for politician Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim looks to be a weak bargaining chip, although no restriction is placed on the grounds cited in such a petition.The general opinion is that the Anwar family decided to give this as their reason to skirt around the court's guilty verdict against the former deputy prime minister while continuing to harp on the claim that the famliy patriarch is innocent....

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Anwar's family submits petition for pardon
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 24, 2015: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's family today submitted a petition for a royal pardon to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over his conviction for sodomy.Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Tian Chua said the petition was handed over to the Istana Negara at 3.30 pm....

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Nominations for PAS elections to start March 1
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 24, 2015: The PAS central election committee for the 2015/2017 session will receive nominations for 27 positions at the central levelbeginning March 1 when 188 party divisions begin their annual general meetings. ...

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Hot weather expected to ease by end March
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- February 24, 2015: The hot and dry spell experienced now in manyareas is in the final phase of the monsoon season which is expected to abate by the end of March."It is now the tail end of the northeast monsoon which causes many areas to r...

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MACC independent panels have 19 new members
Monday, February 23, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- February 23, 2015: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today handed over letters of appointment to 26 members of three independent panels of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), 19 of them new faces.
 They were appointed as members of the Operations Review Panel, Complaints Committee and Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel.
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Police arrest PKR's Nik Nazmi
Monday, February 23, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 23, 2015: PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad was arrested at his house at Denai Alam in Shah Alam at 10 last night.
City CID chief SAC Zainuddin Ahmad said Nazmi was arrested to in relation to an illegal rally in front of a shopping mall yesterday.
He was arrested under the Penal Code and was taken first to the Dang Wangi district police....

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Lawyers to Leong: "Resign or retract statement"
Saturday, February 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR -- February 21, 2015: More than 100 members of the Bar Council today asked their president Christopher Leong to retract his statement on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial or resign.
According to their spokesman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, Leong must also tender an unequivocal and unconditional public apology to the judiciary, international bodies and other entities....

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Chempaka by-election on March 22
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PUTRAJAYA -- February 18, 2015: The Election Commission has set March 22 for polling day in a by-election for the Chempaka state seat in Kelantan.
 
Nomination day is on March 10 and early polling set for March 18.
 
"The closing day for application for postal voting in the country is March 12, while...

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Ku Nan asks MIC to grow up
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR – February 17, 2015: Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has asked the MIC to show maturity in handling its affairs. He further emphasised that the decision by BN to form a secretariat to help oversee the party's re-elections, following a ruling by the Registrar of Societies that the elections in 2013 were null and void, was not a move to take over the MIC....

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Palanivel stretches his luck
Monday, February 16, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR –  February 17, 2015: Just as you thought the Barisan Nasional had made the right moves in trying to help the Malaysian Indian Congress put its house in order, one of its leaders appears to have put the spanner in the works.The ruling coalition had no choice but to step in when the Indian party was obviously...

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