Day: April 17, 2010

By-election: Level playing field for once?

Regina Lee (Malaysiakini) When Zaid Ibrahim’s name was announced on Tuesday as the candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election, euphoria rippled through Pakatan Rakyat ranks. Here was a man with a captivating rags-to-riches story, and whose name is synonymous with personal integrity fit for a

Muhyiddin: Four-way fight not a problem

Malaysian Insider HULU SELANGOR, April 17 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) has no problem facing the four-cornered tussle for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. What was important, he said, was that the BN’s candidate, P. Kamalanathan, had

BN, PR, 2 independents fight for Hulu Selangor

By Adib Zalkapli and Clara Chooi (Malaysian Insider) KUALA KUBU BARU, April 17 — Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) Datuk Zaid Ibrahim will defend the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat against Barisan Nasional’s (BN) P. Kamalanathan and two independents — V. Chandran and Johan Md Diah — in

Sidelined Palanivel still strutting his stuff

Aidila Razak (Malaysiakini) Despite being sidelined as a candidate, MIC deputy president G Palanivel appears eager to show that he is still the one calling the shots in Hulu Selangor. So certain is he about his strong influence in this constituency that he has asked

Zaid: I'm lovin' it

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate Zaid Ibrahim for the Hulu Selangor by-election quipped today that he is “falling in love” with the bucolic constituency. “I am starting to fall in love with Hulu Selangor… people say that if you don’t know, you don’t love…

Independent driven by grudge against Samy

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) Grudge is the moving force motivating independent VS Chandran’s campaign. He is holding Samy Vellu responsible for getting rid of him as MIC Hulu Selangor deputy division chief. Chandran, 56, is confident of garnering over 15 percent of the 12,453 Indian votes.

Blood and bad behaviour in KKB

Malaysiakini The fight for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat turned bloody as leaders and supporters from both BN and Pakatan sufferred injuries in the midst of all the jostling this morning. On the BN side, MIC president S Samy Vellu, Perak speaker R Ganesan and

Umno to act on rogue members

Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Umno will take stern action against its members found to be disloyal to the party by contesting as an independent or on another political party’s ticket, said its vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said their