Day: May 26, 2009

MACC probe into Aminah's bribery claims

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PENANG, May 26 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has begun investigations into allegations made by independent candidate Aminah Abdullah that her former party, PKR, offered her the deputy chief minister’s (DCM) post if she withdrew from the Penanti

PKR flags near Umno building cause scuffle

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PENANTI, May 26 — A minor scuffle broke out between Seberang Prai City Council (MPSP) officers and PKR supporters, after the former cut down party flags raised in front of the Permatang Pauh Umno headquarters here today.

Hunger strike launched with eight elected reps to fast in lockup

By Shannon Teoh (Malaysian Insider) IPOH, May 26—In yet another twist to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) hunger strike, riot police arrested over a dozen people including eight elected representatives who tried to lead a march from the DAP headquarters to the Ipoh High Court.

Nizar dares Zambry to ask for fresh polls

By Shannon Teoh (Malaysian Insider) SLIM RIVER, May 26 – Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin has issued a challenge to his rival Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir to use his office to seek an electoral mandate for the Barisan Nasional (BN) government in Perak.