Monthly Archives: September 2013

Backstabber’s guide to Umno polls

By Mariam Mokhtar Mention the word Umno Baru and people will think of the 3Cs – corruption, cheating and cronyism. Thousands of miles away, Najib Abdul Razak told the UN General Assembly that “the greatest threat to Muslims today, is … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Ambiga: Did gov’t go against AG on PCA proposals?

Aidila Razak Did the government sideline the attorney-general when it tabled legislative proposals in the Dewan Rakyat to bring back preventive detention? Senior lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan raised the question in relation to Prevention of Crime Amendment Bill, tabled in Parliament … Continue reading

Posted in Ambiga Sreenevasan, Constitutional Bills

Taib and family escape Swiss probe

FMT staff The office of the Attorney-General of Switzerland says although the Taib family once held assets in a Swiss bank, these were withdrawn in 1999. KUCHING: The Swiss government cannot open criminal proceedings against Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud … Continue reading

Posted in Bruno Manser Fund, Taib Mahmud aka The Termite | 1 Comment

Why I support the AES

Hafidz Baharom COMMENT: While the government may have floundered and corrupted its implementation, I’m a huge supporter of the automated enforcement system (AES) and here’s why. Malaysians are horrible, rude, abrasive and unruly drivers. And I seriously mean to lump … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There

Shahrizat haunted by her tainted past

Sonia Ramachandran KUALA LUMPUR: To be a leader one must not only be clean but also seen to be clean. And for Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil this would be a hard act to follow. Shahrizat, who … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Sabah MP bristles over mufti’s ‘Malaynisation’ plan for tribes

A photo of Penampang MP Darell Leiking, taken from his official Facebook page. Darell rebuked Sabah mufti Bungsu @Aziz Jaafar for suggesting Muslim Bumiputeras be called ‘Malays’. By Zurairi AR KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Sabah’s indigenous Muslims do not … Continue reading

Posted in Race relations, Sabah

DAP elections: Status quo for top leaders, more votes for Zairil

Zairil Khir Johari. – Photo by Siow Feng Saw PETALING JAYA, Sept 29 — DAP delegates sent a clear message to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) by re-electing the same 20 people as the ones chosen in the ‘illegal’ party … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates

Dr M says son not out to get Najib

Nigel Aw Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied a report which speculated that his son Mukhriz was among those planning to oust Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. In criticising the report by The Economist, a reknowned international magazine, … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Najib Abdul Razak

Utusan frowns on Anwar’s ‘new look’

In the past, Utusan Malaysia has criticised Anwar Ibrahim for many things, but this time they are going after his looks. In a commentary today on Mingguan Malaysia, the newspaper’s Sunday edition, it says that Anwar looks different now compared … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Media

Tanda Putera flops as run ends, loses RM3.77mil

Not even political support of nationalist groups could salvage the controversial film Tanda Putera as it ended screening early this week with a loss of approximately RM3.77 million. The film made at a cost of RM4.7 million only managed to … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There