Day: April 13, 2010

Samy denies reports of MIC boycotting by-election

Malaysiakini MIC president S Samy Vellu has threatened legal action against a news portal for publishing a report that he said was highly mischievous. He said the Malaysian Insider’s report today that the party would sabotage and boycott the April 25 Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election

Scramble on for Hulu Selangor Orang Asli votes

Adila Razak (Malaysiakini) In the battle for Hulu Selangor, every vote counts, including the 721 from the often-ignored Orang Asli community. With polling day on April 25, time is the essense. So crucial are their votes, in fact, that both sides of the battle have

MIC, Umno face off over candidate?

K Pragalath (Malaysiakini) With less than 48 hours before Barisan Nasional announces its candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election, there appears to be rift over who should represent the coalition. NONEA high-ranking MIC source told Malaysiakini that the choice now boiled down to party deputy

We will be ready for Zaid, says Muhyiddin

Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today the coalition is ready to face former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim in the Hulu Selangor by-election. “We know Zaid Ibrahim’s background very well, but we are

MIC thinks Palanivel best choice to face Zaid

By G. Manimaran and Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — With PKR naming Datuk Zaid Ibrahim as their candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election, MIC leaders now believe that Datuk G. Palanivel is the best man to take on the former law

BN politicians: Voters in Hulu Selangor want a new face

By Yow Hong Chieh (Malaysian Insider) HULU SELANGOR, April 13 — Some Barisan Nasional politicians are echoing the sentiments of many Hulu Selangor residents who say they want to see a new face in the upcoming by-election. Datuk Idris Bakar, Hulu Selangor Umno chief, said

Noh Omar dismisses Umno-MIC rift over by-election

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) HULU SELANGOR, April 13 — Umno Selangor’s deputy chief today denied allegations of friction between Umno and fellow Barisan Nasional component party MIC over the candidacy for the by-election here. Datuk Seri Noh Omar said it was “normal” for

Zaid to contest Hulu Selangor

By Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Former Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim is PKR’s candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election. The decision to nominate the former Kota Bharu Umno division chief was made at PKR’s political bureau meeting earlier today, said