Malaysia’s Opposition on Trial

From Wall Street Journal By AL Gore And Paul Wolfowitz Anwar Ibrahim could be headed to prison again on trumped up charges. We urge the U.S. government to speak out on his behalf. We come from opposite sides of the political spectrum and disagree about a great many things. However, one issue that brings us…

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Statement by the Chairman of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator John Kerry On Anwar Ibrahim

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement today about Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim: “I call on the government of Malaysia, and specifically on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to ensure a fair and equitable resolution of the legal proceedings currently under way against former Deputy Prime…

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Nation dragged into immoral politics

By Muaz Omar, The Malaysian Insider

FEB 15 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is facing one of the most daunting periods of his political career.

If the court finds that the A-G Chambers is able to prove beyond reasonable doubt and convict Anwar, it will most probably spell the end of a tumultuous career of an enigmatic leader.

For the uninitiated, this “Sodomy Redux” of Anwar’s alleged indescretion bears a similar plot, from the main players right up to the actual charge itself.

The story goes of how Anwar, a 62-year-old father of six with a history of back problems who forced himself on his former aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan, a young and fit mid-20s university dropout.

The storyline is bizzare to say the least that would even make Hugh Hefner, founder of the biggest pornographic empire Playboy, smirk in disgust.

While we are being fed with juicy details of the supposedly homosexual tendencies of Anwar, it is nauseating to see how the media is bent on tarnishing and assasinate the character of the person representing the biggest threat to Umno and almost single handedly dented Umno’s 50-odd years of hegemony.

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Why BN almost lost the budget vote

From Malaysiakini When it came to the crunch, Barisan Nasional parliamentarians failed to support the coalition in the Dewan Rakyat and that was why the government came perilously close to losing the vote on Budget 2010 on Monday night. At least, this is how Pakatan Rakyat chief whip Azmin Ali has read the situation, as…

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Perbahasan Belanjawan 2010 Ahli Parlimen Gombak

Pendahuluan
Bajet 2010 masih bergelut dengan defisit yang ditanggung oleh Kerajaan lebih satu dekad yang lalu. Bajet ini menjurus ke arah memelihara segelintir orang kaya dan meminggirkan rakyat terbanyak. Ini menunjukkan bahawa Kerajaan Pusat amat lemah dalam pengurusan ekonomi.
Walaupun ada sedikit imbuhan untuk rakyat, namun rakyat terbanyak terus melihat khazanah negara dipunggah oleh pimpinan UMNO. Orang kaya mendapat layanan kelas pertama manakala rakyat dan penjawat awam menggigit jari.
Laporan Ketua Audit Negara yang memaparkan kelemahan pengurusan kewangan kebanyakan Kementerian telah dikecam dan disanggah dengan cemuhan oleh pimpinan UMNO terhadap Ketua Audit Negara. Pegawai – pegawai kerajaan dipersalahkan untuk menutup amalan rasuah dan salah guna kuasa pimpinan UMNO. Saya menyeru kepada Ketua Audit Negara dan pegawai-pegawai kerajaan untuk meneruskan khidmat yang cemerlang. Jangan tunduk kepada ugutan dan tekanan dari pimpinan UMNO.
Saya mengakui ada penguncupan belanja mengurus ( operating expenditures ) sebanyak 10.3% berbanding 2009 manakala perbelanjaan pembangunan meningkat sebanyak 5.3%. Tetapi yang menjadi persoalan apakah dapat dilaksanakan jika diambil kira teguran yang dibuat oleh Ketua Audit Negara.

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Azmin nafi bergeser dengan Zaid

Daripada Malaysiakini Naib Presiden PKR Mohamed Azmin Ali hari ini menafikan dakwaan kononnya terdapat pergeseran antara beliau dengan bekas menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Zaid Ibrahim yang menyertai parti itu Jun lalu. Sambil menyalahkan media, Mohamed Azmin yang juga anggota parlimen Gombak berkata cerita berkenaan wujud akibat tafsiran media yang sengaja menggambarkan kononnya wujud…

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