malaysiakini NEWFLASH (Jan 3)
TUESDAY - January 2
I was ordered to strip naked, Suhakam witness testifies
Leong Kar Yen
8:11pm, Tue: Witness Norazimah Mohd Nor told the Human Rights
Commission (Suhakam) inquiry this afternoon that she was ordered by a
policewoman to take off her clothes, including her underclothes.
Human rights watchdog invited to observe gathering
Leong Kar Yen
8:27pm, Tue: The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) today received an
invitation to observe Keadilan's second "100,000 People's Gathering"
to be held later this month.
Victim suffered fractured skull, doctor tells inquiry
Leong Kar Yen
7:24pm, Tue: updated version A doctor told a Suhakam inquiry today
that a participant of the "100,000 People's Gathering" on Nov 5 at
the Kesas Highway suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a
Judicial reforms `an uphill task'
K Kabilan and Steven Gan
4:07pm, Tue: The de facto law minister Dr Rais Yatim said that he
faces an uphill task in bringing about changes to the judicial
Not easy to bring changes
4:11pm, Tue: exclusive First part of malaysiakini interview with de
facto law minister Rais Yatim.
Villagers want school preserved
6:31pm, Tue: The villagers of Damansara New Village oppose fully the
moving of all 1,400 students of SRJK (C) Damansara to another Chinese
school as they feel that this might lead to the closure of the 70-
Polis sekat majlis buku Parti Buruh Malaya
`Ein Azmi dan R Navanitham
5:18pm, Tue: Pihak polis telah menghentikan majlis pelancaran buku
Sejarah Perjuangan Parti Buruh Malaya (PBM) Ahad lalu di Sun Complex,
Kuala Lumpur, dakwa seorang bekas ahli parti itu.
Perjury accused claims his testimony based on memory
5:07pm, Tue: Hulu Kelang state assembly member Mohamed Azmin Ali, in
his defence to the charge of perjury, told the Sessions Court today
that his testimony in the corruption trial of former deputy prime
minister Anwar Ibrahim was based on his memory and perception of what
he had told a magistrate.
`Malay daily's open letter counters PM's claim'
7:50pm, Tue: Utusan Malaysia's frontpaged "Open Letter to Malays"
yesterday is a clear rebuttal of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's
statement that the "Malay unity" call was to safeguard Malay
interests and not to oppose or create animosity with others, an
opposition leader said today.
OPINION AND FEATURES
Ex-deputy challenges Taib Mahmud's iron grip
10:39am, Tue: It is official now: Parti Pesaka Bumiputra's (PBB)
former deputy president Abang Abu Bakar is to challenge Chief
Minister and PBB president Abdul Taib Mahmud in the Asajaya state
constituency near Kuching in the forthcoming state elections.
Polygamy: a solution to women's financial needs?
Jan 2: new Yayori (not her real name), over buka puasa last Ramadan,
said she was puzzled over the relevance of war and orphaned Muslim
women in the Malaysian context.
How to make a million Bumiputras happy
3:36pm, Tue: The government, based on a certain logic, has decided
to purchase Malay entrepreneur Tajudin Ramli's 29 percent stake in
the beleaguered MAS...
What's next after MAS?
3:34pm, Tue: MAS is not the only company/privatised government
entity to enjoy such a bail ... sorry, subsidisation. The Mass
Transit System also gets a cash prize of RM6 billion.
Don't split the votes, DAP
United We Stand
3:33pm, Tue: I refer to your story, Sarawak DAP confident of support
on `quit' decision (Dec 20).
Reform education system first
3:27pm, Tue: As the discussion rages on on whether Suqiu's appeals
are to be entertained or not, there might be a compromise...
GPMS barking up the wrong tree
3:26pm, Tue: So there are now new hounds to bay to the moon?
Cut talk on cancelling special rights
3:25pm, Tue: I'm glad that Zakaria Maria understands Suqiu's appeals
and thank him for his support (As a Muslim, I'm for Suqiu, Dec 23).
Here's to a fair and equitable future for all
3:23pm, Tue: I read with extreme pleasure that my Muslim brother
Zakaria Maria is for Suqiu (As a Muslim, I'm for Suqiu, Dec 23).
Are there `rights' in a borderless world?
Irony and Logic
3:19pm, Tue: There has been so much discussion on whether it is
Malay rights or privileges that are being questioned, whether it is
enshrined in the constitution or not, whether it involves a social
contract, etc. that I wonder whether we are barking up the wrong
When will we take the first step?
3:18pm, Tue: I was fascinated and subsequently disappointed by the
ideas Amri Rahayat expressed in his letter, Break free and we're dead
A mirage of democracy
3:16pm, Tue: I think that we have come some way towards change in
governance and democracy in our country as the new year begins.
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