Tag: perak turmoil

Rais asks for calm ahead of Perak decision

KUALA KLAWANG, Feb 8 — Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim has called on the people to be calm ahead of the Federal Court’s decision on the status of the Perak menteri besar tomorrow. “We should be calm in accepting the

Death of democracy in Perak — Boon Kia Meng

Malaysian Insider FEB 8 — Anniversaries, for better or worse, count for something. They are a part of the human habit of ritualising and inscribing significant events or experiences into our personal or collective memories. February 6th is no different. On its surface, it is

Zaid says MB vs MB will be true test for judiciary

By Leslie Lau (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Former de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has applauded the judiciary for its independence and courage in a number of recent rulings, but points out that the true test of its mettle will be

Pakatan's two-prong campaign in Perak

Humayun Kabir (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat will launch a two-prong election campaign to win over the hearts and minds of rural Malays and the neglected Orang Asli community in Perak. The three coalition parties of DAP, PKR and PAS will travel into the interiors of the

Perak: Smell of snap polls in the air

Humayun Kabir (Malaysiakini) The rumour mill has gone into overdrive in Perak, as speculation mounts that snap polls will be called in March. DAP national vice-president M Kula Segaran (left) attributed this to the Perak Sultan’s recent audience with the state Election Commission officer. He

PKR defector sees PAS, PKR losing Perak seats

By G. Manimaran (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — PAS and PKR will find it difficult to retain some of their 13 Perak state seats in the next general elections as long as Umno’s resurgence is sustained, predicts one of the three former Pakatan

MB vs MB: Decision set for Feb 9

Hazlan Zakaria (Malaysian Insider) Pakatan Rakyat’s Muhammad Nizar Jamaluddin will know on Feb 9 if he is the rightful menteri besar of Perak – just over a year since he was ousted amidst chaos. The Federal Court will deliver its decision on his protracted legal

Nizar vs Zambry: Decision on Feb 9

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 — The Federal Court will deliver its decision on Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin’s appeal to be reinstated as the mentri besar of Perak on Feb 9. Nizar’s lawyer, Leong Cheok Keng, confirmed the news of

PR launches ‘Remembering One Black Perak’ campaign

By Clara Chooi (Malaysian Insider) IPOH, Jan 20 — The Perak Pakatan Rakyat today launched a 15-day campaign called “Remembering One Black Perak” to mark the one-year anniversary of the “power grab” by the Barisan Nasional in February 6 last year. Ousted Mentri Besar Datuk

Shame of the decade: The Perak power grab

By Debra Chong (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 — There are plenty of contenders for Malaysia’s biggest shame of the year. The mystery of two missing fighter jet engines from under lock and key, which came to light just recently but almost two years