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Negri govt stays neutral in chieftain tussle

Jun 07 2016
Malaysia
Source: 
The star online

The state government has not lent support to any indivi­dual to become the next Undang of Jelebu – one of the four most powerful chieftains in Negri Sembilan, among those who are responsible for electing the state’s ruler.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Moha­mad Hasan said that anyone claiming to have his support or that of his administration to become the next Undang of Jelebu was telling a lie.

“The state government does not get involved in such matters. Dis­putes on this can only be decided by the Dewan Keadilan dan Undang,” he said.

Musa: Sabah will continue to be part of Malaysia

May 27 2016
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah does not acknowledge any claim by the Philippines on the state and will maintain the stand, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

He said Sabah has never recognised or acknowledged any such claim and will continue to be a part of the Malaysian federation.

"Let me clearly state that Sabah is in Malaysia and has chosen to be and will continue to be a part of this sovereign nation since its formation," he said in a statement Friday in response to Philippines incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's intention to pursue the Sabah claim.

Malaysia moves to ban foreign political funding

May 26 2016
Malaysia
Source: 
THE STRAITS TIMES

Political donations from foreign and government-linked sources will be banned, said a committee set up last year to ensure such funds are not used to influence elections.

Committee chairman Paul Low, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said these will be among the recommendations to be submitted to the Malaysian Cabinet in August.

The National Consultative Committee on Political Funding (JKNMPP) was formed by Prime Minister Najib Razak last August following a controversy in which more than US$700 million (S$966 million) was found in his private banking accounts.

Malaysia to impose travel bans on government critics

May 18 2016
Malaysia
Source: 
REUTERS

Malaysia is able to impose a three-year travel ban on its citizens who discredit or ridicule the government, the Star newspaper reported on Wednesday, as criticism against the scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak grows.

Malaysia's immigration department enforced this ruling several months ago in a move to safeguard the country's image, the newspaper said, quoting an unnamed source.

The immigration director general Sakib Kusmi confirmed to the paper the existence of such a provision. Reuters could not independently verify the report that the penalty had been used.

Anwar disqualified as Permatang Pauh MP

Apr 01 2015
Malaysia
Source: 
New Straits Times

Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh told reporters that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been disqualified as the Permatang Pauh member of parliament.

The Pardons Board today had rejected Anwar's petition for a royal pardon for his sodomy conviction

"On March 16, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Pardon Board's meeting had rejected the pardon by the applicant. Thus, under Article 48 (4)(c) of the Federal Constitution, the disqualification as MP takes effect immediately and as such, there is no basis for the leave to proceed," he said.

BN leaders pledge support for PM

Mar 19 2015
Malaysia
Source: 
New Straits Times

Barisan Nasional component party leaders today pledged their full support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

 

"We will stand all the way behind him to lead Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure transformation of the country to continue,” MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai told reporters after a meeting in Parliament between the component party leaders and the BN chairman.

 

Speaking on behalf of all the BN component party leaders, Liow added: “We are confident that national transformation programme can achieve its vision by 2020."

 

No action against PKR protesters, says Johari

Jun 11 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA:  In response to recent demonstrations by grassroots members against PKR elections outside party headquarters, Datuk Johari Abdul said that action will not be taken against them as they are merely exercising their freedom to assemble.

“We believe in lawful assembly. It is a citizen’s right as long as they do not cause disturbance in the neighbourhood. Many of them are youths and this is good training for them,” he said at a press conference at PKR headquarters on Wednesday.

Cooperation Among Component Parties Contributes To BN's Win In Teluk Intan - Zambry

Jun 03 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

TELUK INTAN, June 3 (Bernama) -- Good cooperation among the Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, which worked as a team, was among the factors that contributed to the coalition's victory in the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election last Saturday.

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the win was also due to the hard work of the party members in carrying out the campaign strategies in each polling district, thus enabling the party machinery to operate smoothly.

PKR polls: Wan Azizah warns outsiders not to cause trouble

Jun 03 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic) has warned outsiders not to cause trouble during the party’s elections.

She said there were cases of indiscipline in many of the party’s polling centres nationwide that actually been conducted democratically but was hijacked by non-members.

“Early findings from the PKR Election Committee show that the chaos during the voting process was caused by non-party members who were instigated by gangsters to do so.

Teluk Intan by-election: Victory a turning point for Gerakan, say analysts

Jun 01 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Mah Siew Keong's victory in the recent Teluk Intan by-election marks a turning point for Gerakan and an opportunity for the party to prove themselves to the people, said analysts.

Political analyst Khoo Kay Peng said choosing the Gerakan president in the by-election was the best decision voters there had made.

"Mah has much more experience, stature and local knowledge - that is the factor which aided him to win back the votes Barisan previously lost," he said when contacted by The Star.

Mah To Get Cabinet Post If He Wins Teluk Intan By-election

May 29 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

BEIJING, May 29 (Bernama) -- A Cabinet appointment awaits Gerakan President Datuk Mah Siew Keong if he wins the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election on Saturday.

Malaysian Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he was ready to give a commitment here.

"I can make a commitment here, if Datuk Mah wins the Teluk Intan by-election, then by virtue of being Gerakan president, he will be appointed a member of the Cabinet," Najib told the Malaysian media covering his six-day visit to China here.

PKR takes action against Chegubard

May 29 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Badrul Hisham Shahrin, better known as Chegubard, has been suspended from PKR with immediate effect following his recent media outbursts criticising the party’s election process.

PKR disciplinary board chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong said Badrul had also been issued a show-cause letter as to why he should not be sacked from the party.

“He has made a press statement claiming the election process is dirty and not transparent.

Gerakan Lambasts Teluk Intan DAP Candidate Over Inconsistent Stand On Hudud

May 28 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

TELUK INTAN, May 28 (Bernama) -- Gerakan on Wednesday lambasted the DAP candidate for the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election for what it described as her inconsistent stand on hudud.

The party's advisor, Datuk Chang Ko Youn, said Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud had at first defended DAP's position not to support hudud but in a later interview she had said she rejected hudud.

"Which is which?" he asked at a news conference.

Gerakan Dismisses Claim Mah's By-election Defeat Will Get Him Senator's Post

May 27 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

TELUK INTAN, May 27 (Bernama) -- Gerakan Tuesday dismissed as untrue an opposition claim that Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong will be appointed a senator if he loses the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election, polling for which is on Saturday.

Deputy president Dr Cheah Soon Hai explained that the party, at a central committee meeting several months ago, proposed the name of another individual for the senator's post.

Campaign Must Be Intensified To Recapture Teluk Intan Seat- Mukhriz

May 27 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

TELUK INTAN, May 27 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) must intensify its campaign in an effort to recapture the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat from the opposition in the by-election on Saturday.

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the BN machinery must work hard to win the hearts of the voters before Friday to ensure the party is victorious.

"We have to approach the people directly and not in a major gathering or feast which we find to be ineffective," he told reporters after a casual meeting with residents in Jalan Padang Tembak here, Tuesday.

Teluk Intan by-election: Stop blaming BN for your troubles, Muhyiddin tells Pakatan

May 25 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

TELUK INTAN: Pakatan Rakyat should stop blaming Barisan Nasional for everything negative that has happened during its campaign for the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Sunday that Pakatan needed proof before making allegations against Barisan.

“Do they have proof? Can they establish any link that it has anything to do with us,” he said during the ground breaking ceremony of the RM5bil West Coast Expessway project here.

Bukit Gelugor by-election: Polling centres close, counting begins

May 25 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: All 17 polling centres in the Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary by-election closed at 5pm, Sunday.

The Election Commission (EC) had expected turnout for the by-election to reach 78 per cent but as at 4pm, 43,814 or 53.26 per cent of the voters had cast their ballots.

Counting of votes has begun at the vote tallying centre at Dewan Sri Pinang and the official results are expected to be out as early as 8pm Sunday.

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