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Momamed Nabi Bux Calls On PAS To Return To Party's Original Struggle

May 22 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

GEORGE TOWN, May 22 (Bernama) -- Independent candidate in the Bukit Gelugor by-election Mohamed Nabi Bux Mohd Nabi Abdul Sathar has urged PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar to return to the party's original struggle.

He said both party leaders had been politicising hudud, which was the party's cause all this while.

Ramkarpal Announces Manifesto Three Days Before Polling

May 22 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat, Ramkarpal Singh Deo, today launched his manifesto, three days before polling day.

But it was Tanjong Member of Parliament (MP) Ng Wei Aik who made all the explanation on the projects to be implemented if Ramkarpal were to win the by-election.

Ramkarpal, the third son of the late Karpal Singh, said after 10 days of campaigning, he had identified six issues which had been included in his manifesto.

Teluk Intan by-election: Stern action will be taken against unruly supporters, cops warn

May 22 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

 

TELUK INTAN: Police warned all supporters from Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat on Thursday to adhere the Election Offences Act 1954 to ensure a safe campaigning period.

Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Goh Kok Liang said the police would not hesitate to take stern action against anyone who tried to cause disturbance during the two-week campaigning period for the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election.

"Aside from ensuring a smooth by-election to be held, the police also hope the by-election will be conducted fairly.

New polls dates for problematic divisions soon

May 21 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: An annou­ncement will be made in the next few days on the new election dates for the problematic divisions in the PKR party polls.

Twenty-seven divisions, including 10 in Selangor, were directed to carry out their elections again due to irregularities.

“The party election committee will convene a meeting before deciding on when to hold fresh polls for the problematic divisions.

“An announcement should be made in the next few days.

Four PKR members sacked for indiscipline

May 21 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Four PKR members have been sacked from the party after they were found to be guilty for indiscipline during the party elections.

In statement posted on their official Facebook page on Wednesday said that the ones sacked are Radin Sharifuddin Mohamad Yasin from the Selayang division, R.Kumara Guru from Alor Setar, Zulkafli Abdullah from Hulu Selangor and Ahmad Jufliz Dato Faiza.

The decision was taken by the disciplinary committee headed by its chairman Datuk Dr. Tan Kee Kwong.

Protesters gather outside PKR HQ

May 20 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR members have congregated outside the party's headquarters here on Tuesday night, protesting the manner in which party polls have been conducted.

The protesters appear to be part of the pro-Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim faction, and are holding placards with anti-Azmin Ali sentiment.

Signs put up also call for disciplinary action to be taken against the deputy president Azmin, Secretary General Datuk Saifuddin Nasution, and Datuk Dr Tan Kee Keong.

PKR leaders were believed to be conducted a high-level political bureau meeting within the HQ. 

Even odds in Teluk Intan polls

May 20 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

TELUK INTAN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has described the straight fight for the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat on May 31 between Barisan Nasional and DAP as a “50-50 battle”.

Speaking to reporters after nomination for the by-election ended yesterday, Muhyiddin said the two-week campaign period would decide the outcome.

Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong will square off against DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, the political secretary of Gelang Patah MP and party adviser Lim Kit Siang, in the by-election on May 31.

PKR polls: With most votes in, Azmin set to retain No 2

May 20 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Incumbent PKR deputy president Azmin Ali looks set to retain the post as he widened his lead with 12,250 votes, leaving behind his close rival Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim with more than 4,000 vote margin.

In an official result released by PKR on Monday night, the Selangor mentri besar garnered 8,123 votes followed by outgoing secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail with 6,997 votes.

Teluk Intan by-election: Obvious swing from Chinese community to BN, says Liow

May 19 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

TELUK INTAN: There is an obvious swing of support from the Chinese community to Barisan Nasional in the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat by-election, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic).

He said many people, including those from the business community had told him that only Barisan could bring development to the constituency.

Apart from that, Liow said the community had also started to realise that the DAP had betrayed them after last year’s general election.

Bukit Gelugor by-election: Guan Eng did not secretly support PAS’ hudud, says aide

May 19 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: The allegation by a Bukit Gelugor by-election independent candidate that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had secretly expressed his support for PAS’ hudud in Kelantan is a lie.

Lim’s political secretary Wong Hon Wai in a statement on Monday said that the Chief Minister has never supported PAS’ Private Members Bill to implement its brand of hudud in his capacity as DAP secretary-general.

“Lim has also said that hudud will never be implemented in Penang. 

Teluk Intan by-election: It's Mah vs Dyana Sofya

May 19 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

TELUK INTAN: It will be a straight fight between Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat for the  parliamentary seat by-election here.

Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong will face off against DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, the political secretary of Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang in the by-election, which will be held on Saturday. 

 

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had rated the fight to be a 50-50 battle.

Teluk Intan by-election: PPP to help BN by focusing on Indian voters

May 18 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will cooperate with other Indian-based political parties to get Indian voters in the Teluk Intan constituency to come out and vote in the by-election on March 31.

Its president Datuk M. Kayveas said the PPP election machinery would be focusing on the Indian community in the India by-election campaign.

“We see that the majority of the Indian voters, numbering more than 11,000 in Teluk Intan, live in the estates.

Teluk Intan by-election: Mah Siew Keong best candidate for BN, says Khairy

May 18 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: Gerakan President Datuk Mah Siew Keong is the best candidate to represent the Barisan Nasional in the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election on May 31, said Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Umno youth chief said Mah’s extensive experience as the constituency’s two-term former member of parliament and also former deputy minister would help to regain the voters’ support and confidence for Barisan.

Sarawak BN will let Teras, SPDP and SUPP duke it out at next state elections, says political scientist

May 18 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KUCHING: Sarawak Barisan Nasional leaders will let Teras, SPDP and SUPP “fight it out” at the next state elections, claims a Universiti Malaysia Sarawak political scientist.

“It’s likely the incumbents from Teras will be up against candidates from SUPP and SPDP in the disputed seats. The loser will be marginalized and left out of Barisan eventually,” said Dr Faisal S Hazis, who heads the Political and International Affairs Department at the Social Sciences Faculty.

Teluk Intan by-election: Gerakan chief Mah is BN candidate

May 17 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

IPOH: Barisan Nasional has named Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong (pix) as the candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election on May 31.

The announcement was made by Barisan deputy chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday.

Muhyiddin said Mah, 53, had the experience and track record to serve the people well when given the chance.

He said Mah was a two-term Teluk Intan MP before he lost in the last two general elections.

Teluk Intan by-election: Dyana Sofya named DAP candidate

May 17 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

TELUK INTAN: Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud (pic)has been named the DAP candidate for the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election.

 

Dyana Sofya, 27, political-secretary to Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, was unveiled by party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng at the opening of the party's by-election operations centre here on Saturday.

Seated between Guan Eng and acting party chairman Tan Kok Wai, the Ipoh-born Dyana appeared calm and composed as she met with other Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

Hold back support for PAS until it drops hudud plan, says DAP man

May 17 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

JOHOR BARU: A DAP member has asked non-Muslims, particularly the Chinese, to hold back their support for PAS until the party withdraws unconditionally its plans of tabling any Private Members Bill to implement its brand of hudud.

Norman Fernandez urged the Chinese to send a loud and clear message to PAS that the Chinese would not vote for the party as long as it did not subscribe to the Common Manifesto Platform, which makes no mention of hudud.

PAS, he said, must realise that there was real danger that it could lose all of its four state seats in Johor.

PKR polls: Manikavasagam claims he hasn’t been informed of suspension

May 15 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

 

SHAH ALAM: PKR’s S. Manikavasagam (pic) says he is unsure if he has been suspended by the party as he has yet to be formally informed.

The former Kapar MP, who is contesting against Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for the post of Kuala Selangor PKR division chief, claimed that he only received an SMS from a colleague on Thursday stating that he had been dropped and would not be allowed to contest in the ongoing party polls.

PBRS yet to decide on duo

May 15 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) is in no hurry to decide on a bid by two former opposition assemblymen to join the state Barisan Nasional component.

Party secretary-general Datuk Johnson Tee said they would respect the sensitivities of other Sabah Barisan parties before making a decision on the applications of Matung­gong’s Jeremy Malajad and his Luyang counterpart Hiew King Chew.

He added that PBRS received the applications about two months ago.

Tee said the earliest any decision could be made by the party was next month.

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