Day: May 11, 2009

Three activists released in Malaysia

PRESS RELEASE The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) on Saturday 9 May.

Perak debacle – an unforgivable violation of the constitution

Under the doctrine of separation of power, upon which the Malaysian Constitution is founded, neither the Executive, nor the Judiciary can meddle into the affairs of the legislature. Kim Quek The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has probably scored another first in the world.  It has

Najib’s Penanti strategy?

By Shanon Shah ( DATUK Seri Najib Razak’s assertion that by-elections are wasteful and his insinuation that the Barisan Nasional (BN) may boycott the Penanti by-election are not new ideas. Back in August 2008, then Kelantan Umno chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa called for the

Raja Nazrin Shah can decide on dissolution

By Jacqueline Ann Surin ( PETALING JAYA, 11 May 2009: The Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah, is empowered by the Perak constitution to decide on a request by the menteri besar to dissolve the state assembly.

High court declares Nizar rightful MB

By Deborah Loh and Shanon Shah ( KUALA LUMPUR, 11 May 2009: The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ruled that Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is the rightful menteri besar of Perak, providing some relief to more than three months of uncertainty as to who

Nizar is MB

By Debra Chong (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Pakatan Rakyat’s Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin is the real mentri besar of Perak , the Kuala Lumpur High Court decided today.

Pakatan says it again – dissolve assembly to end crisis

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 – Backed by this afternoon’s Kuala Lumpur High Court decision that declared their man as the rightful mentri besar of Perak, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders today reiterated their calls that the state assembly be dissolved