Day: November 16, 2007

Nazri, Khairy on Al Jazeera: 'Semua okay'

Nov 16, 07 (malaysiakini) Minister in the Prime Minsiter’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz has insisted that government institutions are absolutely fine and only need some fine-tuning.

Demand for envoy’s apology

November 16, 2007 (The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: The comment of outgoing European Commission’s envoy to Malaysia Thierry Rommel in response to a recent illegal gathering here was totally unbecoming of his position.

Tuanku Mizan Regrets Claims He Supports Illegal Rally

November 16, 2007 14:12 PM KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) — Yang di- Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has expressed regret over claims that he and the Palace approved and suppported Saturday’s illegal rally in the city.

Techies sidestep Malaysian govt

By Lee Min Keong, ZDNet Asia 15/11/2007 URL:,39044229,62034449,00.htm MALAYSIA — As police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of activists Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians had to turn to the Internet in search of news reports and updates.

The great wet T-shirt contest

By Rehman Rashid (New Straits Times) Friday, 16 November 2007 We have to get one distinction clear. The issue arising from last Saturday’s Bersih rally at Istana Negara was not electoral reform, but freedom of assembly. Electoral reform is a non-issue in this case, because

Stop accusing the Election Commission of bias

The Star Comment by V.K. Chin Friday, 16 November 2007 IT is time non-governmental organisations, political parties of all sizes and ideologies, and others stop accusing the Election Commission of bias in carrying out its work. The commission has often been the target of

Al Jazeera's '101 East' with KJ, Nazri and MIS (YouTube)

Updated 17 November… Here’s the official link to all of Al Jazeera’s video clips that have been put on YouTube: And here are the links for the 101 East programme (2 parts):

No Need For Institutional Reform To Election System – Nazri

November 16, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) — There is no need for institutional reform to the Malaysian election system as it has worked well for the country in the last 50 years, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul

Rashid knows election date

Friday November 16, 2007 (The Star) MALACCA: Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman has indicated that he knows when the next general election will be called.