Day: March 26, 2010

Hulu Selangor MP laid to rest

Jimadie Shah Othman (Malaysiakini) The late Hulu Selangor member of parliament Zainal Abidin Ahmad was put to rest at the Kampung Melaka Muslim cemetary, Jalan Cheras, before Friday prayers this morning. Zainal Abidin, who died from brain cancer last night, left behind wife Siti Zaharah

PKR likely to decide candidate at April 4 council meeting

Hafiz Yatim (Malaysiakini) A day after the death of Hulu Selangor MP, Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad, four or five names have been bandied around by the PKR to defend the seat. The list could be getting longer day by day but the PKR is expected

Odds in favour of BN in Hulu Selangor

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) A five percent voter swing is expected at the Hulu Selangor by-election as BN has been gaining political mileage in the area, said a local MIC source. PKR’s Hulu Selangor parliamentarian Zainal Abidin Ahmad, 71, passed away yesterday, paving the way for

Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins

BBC Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country’s congressional race formally began. The 80-year-old widow of Ferdinand Marcos is seeking a lower house seat in polls to be held on 10 May. Mrs Marcos,

Mad scramble for Hulu Selangor

By Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) SHAH ALAM, March 26 — Hulu Selangor MP Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad’s death last night has sparked a scramble among likely candidates to stand in a seat crucial to both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) confidence ahead

Umno, MIC square off for Hulu Selangor

By Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Umno and MIC are locked in a tussle to field their candidates in the coming Hulu Selangor by-election, with both former mentri besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib and Datuk G. Palanivel being touted as

HRP may field spoiler in Hulu Selangor race

By Neville Spykerman (Malaysian Insider) SHAH ALAM, March 26 — The Human Rights Party (HRP) is considering fielding a candidate for the upcoming by-election in Hulu Selangor. Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader and HRP secretary general, P. Uthayakumar, said the fledgling Indian party —

PKR Indian leaders want Indian candidate for Hulu Selangor

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Indian leaders in PKR have made it clear that they would favour an Indian candidate for the imminent Hulu Selangor by-election following the death of its PKR MP, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad last