Day: May 24, 2009

Perak the talk of Penanti

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) PENANTI, May 24 – The name on the lips of many a voter here is not Dr. Mansor Othman, PKR’s by-election candidate, but Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin.

Teratai 16 freed on bail

Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 – Police today freed 16 people including Teratai state lawmaker Jenice Lee on RM2,000 bail each, three days after their arrest at a candle-light vigil.

Mansor pledges to complement Guan Eng

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) PENANTI, May 24 – PKR candidate Dr Mansor Othman has pledged to play a complementary role to chief minister Lim Guan Eng as the new deputy chief minister I after his likely win in the Penanti by-election.

BN mulls options for Perak but DAP wants polls

By Shannon Teoh (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, MAY 24 — Hoping for an end to the Perak crisis, the prime minister today said that an emergency assembly is an option to end the impasse but the DAP slammed the idea and called for fresh polls.

Teratai 16 freed on police bail

Lee Weng Keat (Malaysiakini) Teratai assemblyperson Jenice Lee and 15 others were released on police bail at 11am after spending three nights in police lock-up. They were brought to the Ampang magistrate’s court before they were released. They have been instructed to report back to

Is Malaysia Becoming More of a Police State?

Written by Mindful Mariner Since Najib became PM of Malaysia there has been a lot of empty talk about reforms, easing of draconian oppressive and undemocratic laws, but the actions have been in the opposite direction.