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The Star(Used by permission) Monday April 7, 2008

Umno Youth challenges Nizar over TOL land issue

IPOH: The Perak Umno Youth has challenged Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to

prove that the 134 planned and new villages in the state only had temporary occupation

licences (TOL).

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The Star (Used by permission) Sunday April 6, 2008

Perak MB: Not all village chiefs want to quit

IPOH: The state government will meet with the 726 village chiefs who resigned to

determine if they genuinely want to quit.

Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said he had reason to believe that some of the

heads might have been pressured, or even threatened, to sign the resignation letters. read more...

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Windfall for a million Perak villagers
Saturday, 05 April 2008 06:01am

Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin

? The Straits Times, Singapore
(Used by permission)

by Hazlin Hassan, Malaysia Correspondent

New state government will issue land titles to them, ending their 50-year wait

KUALA LUMPUR - THE new Perak state government is issuing permanent land titles to scores of villages, including those set up to resettle the Chinese during the communist insurgency in the 1940s. read more...




Perak MB Takes Challenges in His Stride

The Star (Used by permission) - Friday, 04 April 2008

By HAH FOONG LIAN

(The Star) With the Perak government having a mere two-seat edge,

Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin expects to see more drama

threatening the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition. He speaks to The Star on the resistance

to the change, which he expects will grow more intense. read more...

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MCA finds its relevance diminishing by the day
Posted by kasee
Thursday, 03 April 2008

Perak MB's announcement on permanent land titles for new villages is latest blow

The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 ?a It just gets worse for the Malaysian Chinese Association.

When Perak Menteri Besar Mohamed Nizar Jamaludin announced yesterday that

his state government was prepared to give permanent land titles to new villages,

party bigwigs looked as though the carpet had been pulled from under them. read more...

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Need To Change Mindsets - 2008-04-01 16:00

Three weeks after the general elections, the federal government and five state governments formed

by the Opposition have brought out several new policies but we would need another two months

of observation to see whether the country is on the right track of reform. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Monday March 31, 2008

Update: Buntong assemblyman retracts resignation

PETALING JAYA: Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam, who earlier quit all posts in the DAP,

has retracted his resignation. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Sunday March 30, 2008

10 Perak exco members sworn in without portfolios

By RASLAN BAHAROM

KUALA KANGSAR: Perak?°•s 10 new executive council (exco) members have finally been sworn in

but their portfolios have yet to be finalised.

Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has dismissed the posts of two deputy mentri besar,

initially announced, as a 'non-issue'. read more...

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Friday March 28, 2008
Perak exco to be sworn in Saturday

IPOH: The appointment and swearing-in ceremony for Perak state executive councillors will be held at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar on Saturday. read more...

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Speech: Chinese Recreation Club Taiping Annual Dinner - March 22nd, 2008

Greetings:

President: Dr Tan Ling Boh

Honorary Secretary: Mr Tnew Tuck Bung

Members of the Committee of Management

Past Presidents: Mr Chuah & Mr Ong

Legal Advisor to Chinese Recreation Club Mr Joshua Ding

Guests-of-Honour from Associations in Taiping

Guests-of-Honour of CRC from Sg. Petani, Kulim & Ipoh

MEMBERS OF CRC Taiping

Dear voters and friends of Taiping:

Perak State

 

Our beloved State of Perak enjoys triple happiness this month, 1st Raja Muda Dr Raja Nazrin Shah has been blessed with a son, Secondly we have a new State coaliation government and thirdly we have a new Menteri Besar. I invite you to join me in shouting 3 times: Daulat Tunku, Daulat Tunku, Daulat Tunku. read more...

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Summary for your judgment:

Police discrimination. Proof: Umno's demonstrations in Penang, Perak and Selangor were let off without any arrests but accorded good treatment because they were considered peaceful gathering despite being illegal! In Kuala Terengganu, Umno own supporters putting up banners on support to the Sultan were arrested just because they disagree with Pak UndurLah's choice of MB! Is this a democratic or an autocratic Govt? Consistency or Hypocrisy? Persistent Liar!! read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Thursday March 20, 2008
MYT 6:09:44 PM

Learn from past mistakes, says Perak Regent

IPOH: The Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah has urged the country£™s leaders to learn from mistakes in the annals of history that caused the collapse of empires, countries and their leaders. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Tuesday March 18, 2008
MYT 12:01:56 PM

Perak PAS lodges police report over poison pen letters

By CHAN LI LEEN

IPOH: Perak PAS has lodged a report at the district police headquarters here over poison pen letters being circulated by unknown groups claiming that the party would turn Perak into an Islamic state. read more...


Monday March 17, 2008
MYT 2:40:14 PM

Perak MB waives local council compounds, summonses

KUALA KANGSAR: Perak Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has announced a waiver for all compound notices and parking summonses issued by local councils in the state up till Monday.

He also pledged to support all federal government projects planned for Perak "that benefit the rakyat".

The announcement comes on the back of a similar move announced by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last week.

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The Star (Used by permission) Sunday March 16, 2008

Check and balance with elected councillors

BY M. KRISHNAMOORTHY AND DAVID TAN

Sunday Star catches up with past reps who are all for bringing back local government elections. read more...

What the law says

By ROGER TAN

1. The last local government elections were held in 1963 under the Local Government Elections Act 1960. However, they were suspended after the Confrontation with Indonesia pursuant to the Emergency (Suspension of Local Government Elections) Regulations 1965 (Emergency Regulations) made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on March 1, 1965, under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Act 1964. read more...

CONSTITUTIONAL & LEGAL GUARANTEES AGAINST APPLICATION OF SYARIAH LAW ON NON-MUSLIMS

Sy a riah law cannot be passed by any State Assembly because in so far as criminal & other penal offences are con cern ed, this is not a law which can be made by the State. Only the Federal Parliament can enact laws relating to law enforcement. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Thursday March 13, 2008
MYT 8:03:56 PM

Perak MB swearing-in ceremony cancelled (updated)

IPOH : The swearing-in of the new Perak Mentri Besar has been postponed indefinitely.

The ceremony, scheduled for 4pm at Istana Iskandariah on Thursday, was called off after leaders of the new DAP-PKR-PAS coalition government had an audience with Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Thursday March 13, 2008

Perak£™s Barisan Rakyat will care for all, says new MB read more...

Dear Fellow Malaysians

Allow me to clarify on this matter. At the DAP CEC meeting in Penang on Sunday March 9th 2008, the CEC has decided that my name be submitted as the DAP £™ s choice of candidate for the Menteri Besar post. In the event that my candi dacy is rejected, the DAP is to endorse the PKR candidate. Upon my return to Ipoh, the Perak DAP leadership had a discussion with the PKR & PAS Perak leadership. After taking into account the views of PKR & PAS the three parties decided to submit the t hree names from the repective parties in accordance to the number of seats each party holds in Perak. My name was placed first on the list, followed by PKR candidate and PAS candidate. It was by consensus that whoever HRH Sultan of Perak chooses, the thr ee parties will unanimously accept and support. Any misunderstanding arising from the LKS £™ s statement has now been clarified and resolved. The DAP elected representatives have now been instructed to attend the swearing in ceremony tomorrow.

I hope this issue will be put to rest.

Thank you.

Ngeh Koo Ham

DAP Perak Chairman

Beruas MP

Sitiawan State Assemblyman

No DAP CEC mandate for PAS Menteri Besar in Perak

The decision to appoint a PAS Assemblyman Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar has caused shock and consternation to DAP leaders, members and supporters.

The DAP Central Executive Committee, at its emergency meeting in Penang on Sunday, 9th March 2008, had given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government comprising 18 DAP Assembly members, seven PKR Assemblymen and six PAS Assemblymen.

DAP is prepared to accept DAP chairman and Assemblyman for Sitiawan Ngeh Koo Ham or PKR Behrang Assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Rad zi as Perak Mentri Besar.

As the appointment of PAS Assemblyman for Pasir Panjang Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar representing the third and smallest political party in the proposed coalition has not received the mandate of the CEC, DAP Perak Assemblymen will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony for Perak Mentri Besar scheduled tomorrow .

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PAS' Nizar is new Perak MB

Mar 12, 08 5:49pm

Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson and Perak PAS secretary Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin was today confirmed as the new menteri besar of the state. read more...

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Wednesday March 12, 2008
MYT 3:29:48 PM

Perak Regent to meet candidates for MB's post at 5pm

KUALA LUMPUR : The Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah is scheduled to meet the three nominated candidates for the Mentri Besar's post at 5pm Wednesday. read more...

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Dear all Malaysians, The hope or vision is simply to, one day, see a truly democratic Malaysians' Malaysia with a choice of two highly credible and truly democratic Governments that can always take turns to govern the country subject to the people's choice from time to time, Barisan Nasional (National Front) and Barisan Rakyat (People's Front). Just like in matured democracies like US, UK, Australia, Japan, etc. While giving time and opportunity for the BR to develop, it is hoped that BN can really renew itself in the long term. But the common values both these coalitions must possess are true democracy, accountability and integrity. Their common mission must be to serve all people regardless of race and status on the basis of meritocracy. This, to me, should be the People's Vision 2020 of a truly developed, matured and great nation! As our children will be the beneficiaries as well as the next generation of voters, do share this noble goal with them. My two teenage kids are politically aware. Promoting awareness does not mean encouraging them to indulge in active politics that can be dirty at times. Educate them objectively. If you share my hope, please forward this email to as many Malaysians as possible. Long Live Democracy! Long Live Malaysians' Malaysia! Hidup Demokrasi! Hidup Bangsa Malaysia! Cheers, Juan @ juantiang@gmail.com

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The Star (Used by permission) Star Monday March 10, 2008
MYT 6:19:53 PM

Royal consent for Perak coalition govt

IPOH : The Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah has consented to a new ruling coalition,

comprising the DAP, PKR and PAS, to form the new state government.

The consent was given when leaders of the new ruling coalition had an audience with the Regent at Istana Kinta here Monday. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) Monday March 10, 2008

New ruling coalition to meet Perak Sultan over MB post

IPOH: State DAP, PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders will seek an audience with the

Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah today to propose the names of two possible candidates to be

the next Mentri Besar. read more...

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The Star (Used by permission) - Monday March 10, 2008

A watershed election

The effects of the Opposition taking five states will be felt for some time.

REFLECTING ON THE LAW
BY SHAD SALEEM FARUQI

IN the years to come this election may well be remembered as Malaysia£™s rite of passage to democracy. Though our hearts go out to many deserving candidates who were vanquished at the polls,

there is much to celebrate in the manner the electoral exercise was completed. read more...

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DAP Perak to contest in 7 parliamentary and 18 state seats

DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat have agreed on seats that would allow straight fights against Barisan Nasional in Perak. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the understanding is to deny Barisan a two-thirds majority.

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Election Watch : Interview with Bunn Nagara

Join Anu Nathan in election watch, where she interviews Bunn Nagara,

Associate Editor of The Star in this first episode.

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The Star(Used by permission) Monday February 18, 2008

Expectations of young voters

CERITALAH WITH KARIM RASLAN

This general election will hinge on three important themes that are linked to the growing influence of young and demanding Malaysians. read more...

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The Star(Used by permission) - Monday February 11, 2008

Looking to the young to lead

CERITALAH
By KARIM RASLAN

We are the participants and in many cases, the primary actors. With this enormous power in hand, we must learn to lead with humility, honour and mutual respect. read more...

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The Star(Used by permission) Monday February 18, 2008

Perak Barisan breathes easier after Fong£™s pullout

IPOH: It will be easier for Barisan Nasional now that incumbent Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan has opted to stay out of the contest, said Perak Barisan chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali. read more...

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What should Polling Agents do?

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So you want to be a candidate

  Sunday, 17 February 2008 09:10am
Shamsiah Rosidah bte Brahim
Shamsiah Rosidah
bte Brahim

New Sunday Times (Used by permission)
by Aniza Damis and Tan Choe Choe

EVEN before we are born, while our mother is gasping in pain, a form has to be filled in to admit her to the maternity ward.

When we enter school, we have to fill in a form every school year. We learn to fill in our name, our father's and mother's names, residential address, height, weight, Melayu, Cina, India dan Lain-lain, and our ambition when we grow up - lawyer, doctor, engineer. read more...

   
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