LAWYER-turned-politician Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim, 60, knows that politics can be a dirty game. He joined Umno and won the Kota Baru parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election. The party did not field him for the 2008 elections, however. After winning with a severely reduced majority, the ruling coalition under Prime Minister Tun Abdullah […]
TAN Sri Rafidah Aziz, 68, has been a towering figure in Malaysian politics for the past three decades. Born in Selama, Perak, in 1943, she became at age 30 Member of Parliament for Kuala Kangsar, and remains the incumbent. In 1987, she was appointed international trade and industry minister. Her political career has not been […]
FOR sure, Parti Keadilan Rakayt (PKR) has serious problems. But what to make of Datuk Zaid Ibrahim whose image as a principled politician is at odds with his apparent tendency to quit when expectations are not met?
KOTA BARU Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Wan Abd Rahim Wan Abdullah’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.
KOTA BARU, 1 July 2009: The people of Manik Urai who go to the polls to pick their state assemblyperson are not in dire need for a highly qualified candidate, said PAS Kelantan election director Abdul Fattah Harun. He said unlike a Member of Parliament, who shoulders much responsibility at the federal level, an assemblyperson’s […]
PETALING JAYA, 11 June 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Member of Parliament for Kulim-Bandar Baru, Zulkifli Noordin, has taken to task Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun for her opposition towards the Kota Baru Municipal Council (KBMC)’s regulation of sportswear in a park. Zulkifli “The only thing KBMC did was to regulate the […]
KOTA BARU, 19 Jan 2009: A student from Pondok Pasir Tumboh here today opted to serve two days behind bars for riding a motorcycle wearing not a helmet but a turban two years ago. Ahmad Nasir Darus, 28, was initially fined RM90 by Magistrate Tengku Amalin A’Ishah Putri Sultan Ismail Petra who found him failing […]
PASIR MAS, 16 Jan 2009: A trainee who slipped into a drain during floods while undergoing the National Service (NS) training in Selama, Perak on 1 Jan is now in critical condition. Mohd Alhasyhiemi Mohd Hussin, 18, who was almost drowned in the incident was transferred from the Lati Hospital, Pasir Mas to the Raja […]