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Kit Siang backs Wan Azizah as Opposition Leader

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang openly threw his support for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be the next Opposition Leader today, after the latter won the Permatang Pauh by-election yesterday. Lim also urged Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties to regain the confidence, hope and trust […]

Slight increase in Malay support for PKR in Permatang Pauh, says Wan Azizah

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said tonight that the results of the Permatang Pauh by-election showed an increase of between 4% and 5% of Malay votes, especially the youths. She also attributed the turnout, 73.71%, to the fact that there was no element of sabotage from PAS election machinery and that […]

Hadi’s unilateral push for hudud an affront to Pakatan, says Kit Siang

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s insistence on single-handedly pushing for Parliament to debate hudud will define the future of Pakatan Rakyat, as they struggle to deal with a widening rift within the coalition, Lim Kit Siang said. The senior DAP leader said it was bad enough that Abdul […]

Home minister, not A-G, has power to let Anwar attend Parliament, say MPs

It is the home minister and not the Attorney-General (A-G) who decides if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can attend next month’s Parliament sitting, Pakatan Rakyat MPs said today. They said Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was wrong in stating that it was up to the A-G to allow Anwar, the Permatang Pauh MP, […]

PMO’s swift reaction to Anwar raises questions

Malaysiakini – 10 Feb 2015 Questions abound on whether the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had prior knowledge to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s guilty verdict after it issued a statement commenting on the Federal Court’s decision even before his sentencing. The PMO had released the statement within minutes after the Federal Court announced its decision to […]

Kelantan to table amendment on hudud on December 29

Kelantan government today has set December 29, for a special state assembly meeting to table an amendment to the Syariah Criminal Code Enactment II 1993. The state government’s information committee confirmed this in its Facebook page today, after Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob made the announcement this afternoon. “The amendment is part of the procedure […]

SUBANG JAYA, Dec 14 — The DAP unanimously resolved today to state its objection to the implementation of hudud laws anywhere in the country, saying it has never been a part of Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) common policy framework. In eight of the 32 resolutions adopted by the DAP’s national conference here, party delegates agreed that […]

PAS top leadership meets over future in Pakatan

The top PAS leadership meets this weekend to mull its future in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and assess its strengths and weaknesses after its commitment to the pact was questioned during the Selangor Menteri Besar impasse. The Islamist party’s central working committee and its Shura Council are holed up in a Kuala Selangor hotel to address […]

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