Monthly Archives: September 2012

Should Pakatan reveal its shadow cabinet?

By Kee Thuan Chye I’m surprised that even intelligent people are questioning whether Pakatan Rakyat is ready to govern at federal level. I must admit I read this on an online news website and the full implications of what they … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Rakyat

Why is a bankrupt MP in Parliament?

Labuan MP Yussof Mahal, a court-declared bankrupt, is still in Parliament despite a ‘clear’ clause in the Federal Constitution. LABUAN: What is a court-declared bankcrupt Member of Parliament doing, speaking on improving financial integrity organised by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament

A rock concert reminder from Bersih to government

Failing to win the government’s ear for clean and fair elections, electoral reform group Bersih will again rock the government – this time not with street protests but with punk and rock bands. Bersih will be organising a concert aimed … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih

Wan Azizah auctions hubby’s love letter for RM50,000

By Hazlan Zakaria In a bid to sweeten the deal for their supporters and coax them into parting with more hard-earned cash to steam Pakatan’s push for Putrajaya in the imminent general election, senior coalition leaders each gave up a … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Feel-Good story, Pakatan Rakyat

Anwar: Budget fails to address cronyism, monopolies

Malaysiakini team 7:59PM Sep 28, 2012 The Budget 2013 offers “small doses” of election goodies and fails to address basic structural problems such as cronyism and monopolies, said Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. In an immediate reaction to Prime Minister Najib … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Najib Abdul Razak, Parliament

Budget 2013 speech – salient points

4:10PM Sep 28, 2012  Malaysiakini Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is reading his fourth budget speech which is aimed at shoring up support before the 13th general election and rein in the deficit. “Since the last 55 years, Malaysians have … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Najib Abdul Razak

Taib’s son ‘humiliated wife’ at sister’s wedding

By Hafiz Yatim The former daughter-in-law of the Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud told the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court today of the humiliation she suffered over her husband’s extra-marital affairs and claimed that no permission was sought when … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, The Taib family