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Bersih wants 100k voters to object to S’gor redelineation

Electoral reforms pressure group Bersih is looking to recruit 100,000 voters in Selangor to register their objections against the redrawing of Selangor’s electoral boundaries. The Election Commission (EC) is currently displaying its proposals for the new boundaries for the second time. The display and objection period ends on Feb 14. Bersih argued that although the updated […]

January 18, 2018 3:16 pm - Susan Loo

S’gor PAS mulls meeting sultan over ‘frozen’ allocations

Selangor PAS is considering meeting the state’s monarch Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah regarding the alleged frozen allocations meant for the party’s state representatives. However, Selangor PAS commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi said it is still unclear if the freeze is actually true. “If it is frozen, meeting the sultan is an option, that is if the sultan assents […]

3:16 pm - Susan Loo

PKR MP William Leong to reconsider not contesting GE14

Almost five months after quitting PKR’s political bureau and deciding not to contest in the next general election, Selayang MP William Leong now says that he may rethink his stance. When contacted, Leong said there had been many requests for him to defend his parliamentary seat in the 14th general election (GE14). “A lot of […]

3:16 pm - Susan Loo

M’sia still only a ‘partially-free’ country, says global rights group

Malaysia has been rated as ‘a partially-free country’ by a global rights group in its latest annual report. The Freedom House in its ‘Freedom in the World 2018’ report gave Malaysia an aggregate score of 45 out of 100, one up from last year’s 44. Malaysia garnered a score of four out of seven for political […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

EAIC: Serious police misconduct, abuse of power in Balamurugan’s death

The police committed several serious breaches of conduct and abuses of power in relation to the death of detainee S Balamurugan last year, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has found. “The commission finds the police’s failure to release the deceased after their remand order was rejected by the magistrate is a serious misconduct of […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

Proton offers discounts for Hokkien guild members

Members of Chinese guilds under the Federation of Hokkien Association Malaysia will now be eligible for special discounts of up to 10 percent on Proton’s entire range. According to Nanyang Daily, this was announced by Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PONSB) CEO Li Chunrong during a dinner with local Hokkien businessmen last Friday. “Any Malaysian of Fujian […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

Don’t put female journos in harm’s way, Puteri Umno leader tells bosses

Puteri Umno exco member Natassia Roslan has urged employers not to put their female employees in harm’s way, following an outcry over the sexual harassment of female journalists by politicians. Commenting on the furore this week, she lauded the journalist ‘Ally’, who had spoken up about her predicament, and said employers should also play their part. “What […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

Rising to challenge, Teng accuses Lim of lying over Penang tunnel

After being challenged yesterday, Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow has directly accused Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of lying over the state’s undersea tunnel project. Teng dismissed Lim’s challenge to brand him as a liar, so that the chief minister could take legal action, as both “laughable and ludicrous.” He also stood by his statement that […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

Zero-tolerance for sexual harassment by politicians

MP SPEAKS | I am appalled by the sheer disregard of basic civility and human rights in regard to the allegations of rampant sexual harassment of female journalists by Malaysian politicians, including ministers. Furthermore, I was stunned by the unethical and insensitive statement first issued by the president of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mohd Taufek Razak, […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

File objections against EC’s reviewed proposal, MP tells S’gor voters

A DAP lawmaker has urged Selangor voters to file as many objections as possible against the Election Commission’s (EC) reviewed proposal for its ongoing redelineation exercise. Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming said that the move would be one way to “force” the EC to have a longer period for the second public hearing session, and delay the […]

3:15 pm - Susan Loo

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