Category: Commentary/Blog Post

Why MIC Hulu S’gor candidate defends Perkasa

Written by Helen Ang ( P. Kamalanathan is the BN candidate standing in the Hulu Selangor by-election. In his interview with Malaysiakini, he was quoted as saying: “Perkasa has its own role. It is strengthening its (Malay) race, its language and its religion, and we

Hulu Selangor is Pakatan's to lose

ANALYSIS (Malaysiakini) fter weeks of intra-party wrangling and negotiations, the dust has finally settled and the line-up for the Hulu Selangor by-election has been determined. Former Kota Bharu MP and de facto law minister, Zaid Ibrahim, representing Pakatan Rakyat, is set to take on MIC

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.

Hulu Selangor compromise lays foundation for Samy’s exit

By Baradan Kuppusamy (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — In backing down on his preferred choice for the Hulu Selangor by-election, MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu has set the stage for his eventual exit from politics. The Malaysian Insider understands that the

Hold your horses, Mr Muhyiddin — Zaid Ibrahim

Malaysian Insider APRIL 15 — As the shootout for Hulu Selangor draws near, the dirty campaign of Umno has begun in full swing. Predictably, Umno are not focusing on the issues of the rakyat. Umno are focused on the only thing they know, and that

Hulu S’gor: PKR plays the ethnic game

Written by KTemoc ( The belief shared by the political parties on the Hulu Selangor by-election is that G. Palanivel, deputy president of MIC, is unlikely to be a winning candidate for the BN. Of course their reasons for that vary, from personal ambitions of