call for Barisan Nasional to make changes

Growing support after by-election, says Mukhriz JITRA: Umno Youth executive council member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said he has received more suppoff from members to contest for the party’s Youth chiefs post following Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the Permatang Pauh by-election. He said the defeat had created unhappiness among Youth members. I’m surprised with the support…

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Penang in Malaysia to make Sept 16 a public holiday

Guan Eng: It will take effect next year 2009 George Town Penang will declare Sept 16 a public holiday – but it will probably not happen this year. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the day would definitely be made a public holiday, but only from next year. “We probably cannot have it this year…

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has won the Permatang Pauh by-election. Datuk Anwar garnered 31,195 votes to beat Barisan candidate DDatuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, who polled 15,524 votes, while Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia candidate Hanafi Hamat lost his RM15,000 deposit after getting only 92 votes. The PKR de-facto leader was returned to Parliament with a…

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City Hall urged to do so in an effort to solve parking woes

Khalid: Build more car parks City Hall urged to do so in an effort to solve parking woes BUILD more multi-storey car parks to solve parking woes in the city, Bandar Tun Razak MP Tan Sri Khalid lbrahim urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall. He said City Hall should build proper parking facilities, including more multi-storey…

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Molest victim still in a trauma

ALOR STAR: The teacher involved in an alleged molest case last week has been temporarily transferred-to a district education office. But the 16-year-old victim is still too traumatised to return to school. The victim had to undergo medical counselling because she turns hysterical whenever she sees men. A psychiatrist from the Alor Star Hospital had…

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Travel fair banking on mandatory insurance

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Fair 2007 exhibitors are optimistic that the mandatory travel insurance imposed on tour packages has restored public confidence. “We are very confident that this fair will do even better than the previous ones, especially with the mandatory travel insurance schemes we have been told to…

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Some agents breaching Act, says Matta

25 in Johor accused of dodgy practices JOHOR BARU: Some tour agents, licensed to only deal with inbound tourists, have been found selling tickets for international flights. Alleging this, the Johor chapter of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) said this was a breach of the Tourism Act 1992. Chapter chairman Kathryn…

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my political blog – parliament.jeffooi.com

Ooi:l cannot remain a fence-sitter PETALING JAYA: From just blogging to active participation in politics, Jeff Ooi says he now wishes to be part of the legislative process of parliamentary democracy. He also wants to share his ideas and collectively contribute towards making Malaysia a greater country. The DAP held a welcoming party for him…

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RapidPenang launched

BUTTERWORTH: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badrawi launched RapidPenang, the state’s latest public transport service, when he flagged offthe buses at Padang MPSP here. The Prime Minister said the service could be introduced in such a short span of time thanks to the close cooperation between the Federal Government and state government. “This bus service is…

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