Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Anwar arrested for putting Malaysian government to shame

One-sided debate shows Anwar's prowess and reveals failure of the government to control down trending economy

Malaysian police have to day arrested Anwar Ibrahim one day after he stole the shine from PM Abdullah Badawi's government. Anwar was arrested in front of his house the day after he gave a stirring performance against a lackluster Information Minister Shabery Cheek who could not hold the weight of Anwar's continuous revelations of the goverment's missteps in handling the nation's economy.

Malaysians all over laughed at the Information Minister's inability to counter the former Deputy Prime Minister's strongly worded and well prepared arguments. Even government officials were seen embarrassed as the Information Minister sidestepped crucial questions about the economy from the panel and tried to accuse Anwar for his personal misgivings instead.

Malaysians give Anwar thumbs up for winning the debate

Malaysian government defends setting up a blockade in front of Parliament

Malaysian PM "barricades himself" behind Parliament fearing Anwar's supporters

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has defended the police for setting up road blocks around the city in anticipation of a public demonstration, causing massive traffic jams Monday.

The Prime Minister instead blamed the traffic jams to those who planned to hold demonstrations and said the police were only doing their job in maintaining order and public safety.

“The police are trying to reduce hindrances and reduce traffic jams (that would be caused by the demonstration) too,” he said, adding that businesses and shops affected by demonstrations held inside the city expected the police to ensure disturbances were kept at bay.

“But at the same time the demonstrators say police have no business disturbing them. The police have a responsibility in ensuring there is no trouble and all is safe for the public,” he said.

Abdullah reminded the demonstrators that he had advised them to hold their rallies at stadiums where “they can scream at the top of their voice and “not at these places (in the streets) because people have the right to go about their business in peace.”

Paranoid government causes massive jams in KL city center

Malaysian Parliament turned into war zone

Opposition: Rally? What rally?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Malaysians vote of no confidence to their Prime Minister

Pakatan files no-confidence motion

The opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition (claiming to represent the Malaysian public) has today moved an urgent motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The PM has earlier announced that he will not leave his post for another 2 years on believing that Malaysians still want him as their Prime Minister.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

It's Payback Time, Penang

Federal Government Cuts 80% Off Penang's Budget Allocation

GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s Federal Government allocation for development has been cut by almost 80% after the 9th Malaysia Plan (9MP) mid-term review in June and the state government is demanding an explanation.

“In 2006, the state’s development allocation under the 9MP was set at RM6.152bil out of the total allocation of RM200bil, which roughly equals to 3.1%.

“After the mid-term review, the allocation has been cut by some RM4.7bil despite the 9MP’s increased total allocation to RM230bil. Currently, Penang’s allocation stands at RM1.452bil or 0.6% of the total allocation,” said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the cut in allocation was aimed at punishing Penangites.

“The state is very dissatisfied and angry with the Federal Government’s acts that are no different from acts of sabotage on Penang’s economy,” he said.

JR: "This is what you get for rejecting BN" seems to be the message here. I guess this is what we deserved for "creating history" in Penang. There is nothing for Penangites to worry about though, as BN has only one more term to go before they are HISTORY. Anyway, you can't miss something you never had, or never wished for!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Razak Baginda's PI Implicates Najib

Breaking News: Najib sexually involved with Altantuya

Abdul Razak Baginda's private investigator Balasubramaniam has signed a statutory declaration stating that Najib and the late Mongolian model/whatever has had sexual relation prior to the event of her murder.

Read the Malaysiakini report (heavy traffic)

Read the statutory declaration

View the video

Reuters: Najib met with Anwar's accuser

WSJ: Najib facing increasing turmoil

Malaysian Star: Najib: "Anwar's sodomy case should be heard first"