Day: May 23, 2009

Nomination Day for Penanti By Election

The nomination day of the candidates for Penanti by-election was held at Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara in Penanti. It is estimated, around 1500 supporters from the Pakatan Rakyat was here to raise support for their candidates. The atmosphere was calm and ‘quite’ in and out

Decision on sultan's 'absolute power' unprecedented

Humayun Kabir (Malaysiakini) The Court of Appeal judgment giving the sultan absolute power to dismiss the menteri besar is setting a dangerous precedent for a non-elected monarch to dismiss an elected head of state without going through the process of the state legislative assembly, said

Teratai 16 spend second day in police lock-up

Malaysiakini Teratai assemblyperson Jenice Lee and 15 others, who were detained for allegedly holding an illegal assembly two days ago, could be released when their remand ends tomorrow.

Perak verdict: Anwar disappointed but not surprised

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim is disappointed but not surprised with the appellate court ruling that Barisan Nasional’s Zambry Abd Kadir was the legitimate Perak menteri besar. Speaking at a by-election rally in Padang Ibu, Penanti last night, Anwar said he was

By-election scores several firsts

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) The Penanti by-election in Penang, which will see a four-cornered fight, has notched up several firsts as campaigning kicks off today. This is the first time a state constituency will be having its third elections in 14 months. Penanti voters went to

It's a four-cornered fight in Penanti

Confirmed! It will be a four-cornered fight for the Penanti state seat by-election on May 31 following the disqualification of independent candidate Mohd Saberi Othman. The contest will see favourite PKR’s Mansor Othman taking on three independents. The independents are former Penang PKR Wanita chief

Police raid DAP HQ in Petaling Jaya

Andrew Ong (Malaysiakini) The police today raided the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya in search of documents believed to be related to the arrest of 16 party activists in Ampang on Thursday night. The raid, which took place at 6.25pm, was carried out by a

BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

By Shanon Shah ( BUTTERWORTH, 23 May 2009: Despite the Barisan Nasional (BN) not contesting, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will still have to face an intriguing challenge from three very different independent candidates.

Underneath the hot Penanti sky

By Shanon Shah ( IT was a hot, humid morning in Penanti on nomination day, 23 May 2009. It could have been the heat, or the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s absence, that made proceedings a tad more subdued compared to the tri-elections of 7 April. Nevertheless,