Our electoral system is in a mess, the People’s Tribunal organised by Bersih 2.0 heard recently. How did it get this way and who is responsible for our compromised electoral system?
POPULATION growth and development certainly drives higher water consumption. In Selangor, when a water crisis will happen appears to depend on who you ask. But it appears that there is more political rhetoric behind answering the question and not enough science.
Who really caused Selangor to be in a deadlock with private water concessionaires over restructuring the water industry and ensuring that water tariffs would not be frequently raised?
Norizan Salleh (file pic) POLICE-shooting victim Norizan Salleh never imagined she would ever be shot at. She describes how she felt lying on a highway near Gombak on 30 Oct 2009 after being shot five times by the police while on her way home: “I kept asking myself, ‘Betul ke, saya kena tembak? Is this […]
PETALING JAYA, 3 July 2009: Liberalising may have harmful long-term effects for the country, opposition politicians and an activist said. DAP Member of Parliament (MP) for Klang, Charles Santiago, said Malaysia needs to develop entrepreneurship further before it can benefit from policies such as the ones the prime minister announced on 30 June 2009. Santiago […]
PETALING JAYA, 24 June 2009: Police in Selangor have yet again denied the DAP a permit to hold a dinner gathering with speeches. The event, scheduled to be held tomorrow on 25 June 2009 at the Taman Sri Sungai Pelek Community Hall, was originally issued a permit with strict conditions but within the same day, […]
THE condemnation of Malaysia in the United States State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report 2009 should not have come as a surprise. In fact, the Malaysian authorities should have anticipated it. The Malaysian government was put on notice of active trafficking in persons in the country a year ago by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 June 2009: There was no cost analysis for the formation of a Tentera Wataniah battalion in all 222 parliamentary constituencies. “There is no cost analysis for the nation’s defence,” Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad told the Dewan Rakyat today. “The cost (for the battalion) is not high, because we only pay […]
Corrected on 31 May 2009 at 10am KLANG, 29 May 2009: The government should freeze the bank accounts of everyone implicated in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) controversy, while those who are also holding government positions should be suspended pending the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations into the scandal. DAP Klang member of parliament […]
Updated 4.15pm on 6 May 2009 PETALING JAYA, 6 May 2009: Several groups, think tanks and political parties have condemned the arrest of political scientist Wong Chin Huat for alleged sedition. “The arrest of Wong does not augur well for (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak)’s promise of openness and respect for the people,” said […]