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Balingian by-election: ‘Anwar can come but shouldn’t be naughty’

Mar 26 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

MUKAH: Sarawak will not bar Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from coming into the state, although three of his PKR colleagues have been denied entry.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the state government was not afraid of Anwar and therefore he would be allowed to enter.

“But if he tries to do anything naughty while he is here, we will kick him out,” he said yesterday.

PKR sec-gen blocked from entering Sarawak

Mar 25 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic) was blocked from entering Sarawak after arriving in Sibu at 11am on Tuesday to help candidates in PKR's Balingian campaign.

"Upon arrival in Sibu this morning, he was informed by an officer that a directive to block him from entering the State was issued by the Sarawak Chief Minister's office on Saturday," said PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil in a press statement.

Fahmi also said that Saifuddin is now waiting for a flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

Results of polls show good sign for MCA, says Chew

Mar 24 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: The results of the polls show a positive sign for the MCA after gaining more Chinese votes in Kajang despite its defeat in the by-election, said MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Chew, who was fielded as candidate for Barisan Nasional against PKR’s Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, said she was satisfied with the results as the Barisan Nasional managed to reduce its opponent’s majority compared to the last general election.

Coming out in droves

Mar 24 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

Supporters from both sides of the political divide go all out to woo voters until the last minute.

KAJANG: Traffic near polling stations in Kajang almost came to a halt as people came out in droves to cast their votes.

The elderly and wheelchair-bound were among the first to arrive.

Candidates – PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun – visited polling stations to greet voters.

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and party leaders also visited polling stations to lend their support to Chew.

Wan Azizah triumphs with 16,741 votes

Mar 24 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the newly elected representative of this state constituency.

She defeated Barisan Nasional’s Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun with 5,379 vote majority.

This is less than the 6,824 majority which PKR’s Lee Chin Cheh secured in a six-cornered fight during the 13th general election.

Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abd Aziz Mohd Yusof, who announced the results at 9.05pm declared that Dr Wan Azizah secured 16,741 votes while Chew garnered 11,362 votes.

There were 176 spoilt votes.

Kajang by-election: Man detained for obstructing police

Mar 23 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: Police have detained a man over incidents during balloting in Sunday's by-election.

Selangor police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the man was detained for trying to obstruct police from dismantling a tent at the Jalan Taman Delima junction here.

The 43-year-old man was said to have scolded a policeman by using vulgar words and preventing police from bringing down the tent as ordered by the Election Commission (EC).

Kajang by-election: PKR retains seat

Mar 23 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail has won the Kajang state seat in Sunday's by-election.

The final tally from all 88 channels showed Dr Wan Azizah securing  16,741 votes while Barisan Nasional's Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun garnered  11,362 votes (5,379 vote majority).

The voter turnout for the by-election was 72 percent (28,314 voters) compared to a turnout of 87.9 percent in the May 5 general election last year.

Kajang by-election: No ‘sudden spikes’ as EC records 17 new advance voters

Mar 19 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: The Election Commission has dismissed claims by PKR that there was a sudden spike in the number of advance voters who will cast their ballots today, saying there are only 17 new voters since the last general election.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said in the last electoral roll used for the May 5 polls, Kajang constituency has 1,180 advance voters comprising police personnel and their spouses.

“For the Kajang by-election, we are using the latest electoral roll which is till Jan 26. The number of advance voters in Kajang to date is 1,197.

Kajang by-election: PKR lodges police report over anonymous leaflets

Mar 14 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: PKR has lodged a police report on campaigning materials that have been distributed to the constituents, which they claimed were libellous to the party leaders.

The materials contained alleged confessions of former PKR members concerning party supremo Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Selangor information chief Shuhaimi Shafiei.

There were also leaflets containing criticism of the Election Commission by opposition leaders.

 “The materials were found to be anonymous, as they did not state any publication and printing details.

Liow: Don't politicise missing MH370 issue for votes

Mar 14 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai urged everyone to be sensitive to the feelings of families affected by the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing since Saturday.

He said certain quarters were using the incident to gain political mileage in the run-up to the March 23 by-election.

“Be ethical and responsible because the family members of the passengers and crew on board the missing flight are going through a very difficult time now.

Kajang by-election: Election Commission will study Anwar’s eligibility to contest

Mar 07 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission will make a detailed study of the provisions in the Federal Constitution and the Selangor Constitution on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s eligibility to contest the Kajang state by-election.

This followed the verdict of the Court of Appeal, which found him guilty of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, six years ago and sentenced to five years’ jail on Friday.

Race issue - it's quite complicated

Mar 02 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

WHERE are you really from?” “Where are your people from?”

You might remember these questions in the comic video What Kind of Asian Are You? by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Tanaka last year.

In the two-minute video, an Asian-American jogger (played by actress Stella Choe) meets a fellow jogger who insists on getting to the bottom of her ethnic heritage by bombarding her with those oh-so-familiar questions.

The video attracted tens of thousands of hits as it struck a nerve with many around the world who have been or are constantly interrogated about their ethnicity.

All posts up for grabs in PKR polls but keep it cordial, says Anwar

Mar 02 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Malaysian Insider

While declaring he was not opposed to any contest for position in the upcoming March party election, PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic)  today said the “spirit of friendship” had to be maintained.

Anwar said PKR was open towards the contesting of any position within the party and all candidates should follow the guidelines, which had already been drawn up.

Pakatan’s 5th National Convention will not discuss Kajang by-election

Feb 18 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star

Pressing issues over Selangor's leadership crisis including the up coming crucial Kajang by-election will not be on the cards during Pakatan Rakyat's 5th National Convention this March 8.

Although pressing the Registrar of Society to have Pakatan formalised as a political entity before the gathering, PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali said that the issue of Kajang was not part of the convention's agenda.

Kajang by-election: It will be PR vs BN, says Anwar

Feb 18 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star

The Kajang by-election will be a battle between Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional candidates, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, dismissing the independent candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring. 

He said that while he did not underestimate any of the candidates, Pakatan needed to be realistic and acknowledge that Barisan would be the one to beat. 

Anwar pointed out that once Barisan finally decided on its candidate, its machinery would go full-fledged into holding a massive by-election campaign.  

Kajang by-election: Zaid Ibrahim: My chances brighter than Anwar

Feb 16 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star Online

Embattled Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim found support for his continued leadership in Datuk Zaid Ibrahim who announced his candidacy for the Mar 23 by-election.

"This decision (to contest) was made after careful thought and consultation and in the interest of "principled politics."

 

"I recognise and respect the mandate given to the current state leadership (Khalid)," Zaid, the former Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Malaysia (Kita) president, told a press conference here. Present was his wife Datin Suliana Shamsuddin.

Zaid Ibrahim To Contest In Kajang By-election

Feb 14 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
Bernama

Former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim is set to make a comeback in the political arena.

On Friday, he announced that he intended to contest in the upcoming Kajang by-election.

Mohd Zaid, in his latest blog posting, said that contesting the seat would enable him to address numerous political and economic issues the country is currently facing.

Appeal court rejects Anwar's bid to recall ex-officer

Feb 13 2014
Malaysia
Source: 
The Star

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to recall former Supt Judy Blacious Pereira, a prosecution witness in his sodomy case, over the issue of the retired investigating officer’s credibility.

The three-member panel, led by Court of Appeal judge Aziah Ali, unanimously rejected the application made by Anwar’s lead counsel Karpal Singh.

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