Category Archives: Socio Politics

July 11

Ex-aide to former AG sues Rewcastle-Brown for RM100m

V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secretariat head in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, has filed an RM100 million lawsuit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation over a 2015 article. MalaysiaKini reports: Speaking to Malaysiakini today, Mabel’s lawyer David Gurupatham said Rewcastle-Brown is being sued for “a very serious allegation levelled against a member of the […]

May 10

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to be sworn in as world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. The BBC reports: He will be sworn in at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT), according to the state news agency, Bernama. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to […]

September 25

Rafizi Ramli – you missed the point here

Rafizi Ramli is very unhappy that a bankruptcy notice was printed in the newspapers and said that this will make the public get angry at UMNO. Blogger Lim Sian See writes: He said this is a “cheap” political ploy and said he sympathizes with the persons whom he had lost the fitnah case to because […]

September 24

Bankruptcy proceedings against Rafizi initiated

A bankruptcy proceeding has been initiated against PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli over his alleged failure to pay damages and cost related to the National Feedlot Corporation’s (NFC) defamation suit against him. NST’s Syed Umar Ariff reports: A classified advertisement in Berita Harian states that a bankruptcy notice has been obtained by Datuk Seri Dr […]

December 18

Khairy has not resigned, WhatsApp message false, says aide

A message circulating on WhatsApp and social media, claiming that Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has resigned, is untrue. In a statement issued tonight, Khairy’s political secretary Datuk Megat Firdaouz Megat Junid said the claim was false, and labeled it a desperate move. “I hope people will be wary of this desperate tactic,” he […]

November 29

Shahrizat goes with the flow

WANITA Umno chief Datuk Seri Shah­rizat Jalil is now a grandmo­ther of two with one more on the way. The grandchildren feature quite prominently in her Instagram along­­side pictures of her activities as the Wanita chief and her role as the women’s affairs adviser in the Prime Minister’s Department. But this grandmother has not lost […]

June 20

Editors of defunct news portal apologise to ex-MB, admit libel

Two ex-editors of The Malaysian Insider news portal today apologised to former Selangor mentri besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim over two articles for which he sued them for defamation. Former chief executive of the now-closed news portal, Jahabar Sadiq, and its Malay section’s news editor, Amin Shah Iskandar, acknowledged in open court today that the […]

May 15

Did Umno save Malays from poverty?

Prime Minister and Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently announced proudly how the party has managed to rescue the Malays and Bumiputra from abject poverty. Soo Weng Jun of The Heat Malaysia writes … In a Twitter update recently, Najib boasted how Umno has reduced poverty among the Bumiputera by 0.8% in 2014, a […]

November 01

Tony Pua backs down from the debate

Raja Petra Kamarudin tells us that Tony Pua has been advised to avoid any debate with 1MDB’s Arul Kanda because clearly he is going to be made to look like an idiot. Arul Kanda would be well prepared with documents and facts while all Tony Pua has are unfounded allegations with no evidence. Today, 1Malaysia […]

April 04

Those who say I’m senile are lying to themselves, says Tun Mahathir

Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) will be defeated in the next general election (GE) unless Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak steps down, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former premier unleashed his most vitriolic attack on Najib on the eve of the prime minister’s sixth year in office. KiniBiz reports: In a blog post today, Mahathir […]

March 27

Pardon disposed, Anwar to lose MP seat – MalaysiaKini

The Pardons Board has disposed the petition filed by Anwar Ibrahim’s family and the opposition leader will be disqualified as a member of parliament, said senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh. MalaysiaKini reports: However, Anwar’s lawyer N Surendran did not wish to comment on the decision pending   confirmation before the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The decision […]

March 22

Politics by gangsterism – Haniff Khatri

It was with complete and utter disbelief that I read the news report on the demand made by member of parliament, N. Surendran, in which he calls for immediate discontinuance of any investigation by the police on the “seditious statement” uttered by Nurul Izzah during the debate on the King’s speech in Parliament on 10th […]

March 20

Why we should never petition any other country in particular US to interfere in our affairs, says Lukman Sheriff

The United States manufactured “truth” to go to war. They don’t have the interest of other nations at heart. It doesn’t matter if the state interfered results in a failed state. In the case of Iraq its immaterial if 200,000 civilians die because they are not US citizens (they are mere collaterals). It matters not […]

March 19

Sarawak Report Activist Hit With Copyright Complaint Over Post On Malaysian Financier

Clare Rewcastle Brown’s site could be pulled after an investigation into a jet-setting Malaysian businessman with ties to the prime minister. WASHINGTON — An independent journalist who has been a vocal critic of the Malaysian government is being targeted with a copyright complaint after she posted widely available photos of a controversial financier with ties […]

March 18

Opposition Slammed For Spreading Inaccurate Information On Nurul Izzah’s Detention

The majority of us are not familiar with the full extent of the Rules of Parliament. How many of us can honestly say that we have read them? A backbencher Tuesday slammed the opposition for deliberately spreading inaccurate information about the detention of Nurul Izzah Anwar and use it for their political mileage. Che Mohamad […]

March 16

Nurul Izzah Anwar arrested under Sedition Act

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, the eldest daughter of jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, was arrested under the Sedition Act when she turned up at the Dang Wangi police station on Monday, as requested, to give a statement on the KitaLawan rally of March 7.  The Lembah Pantai MP has also been asked to […]

March 10

Rafizi Ramli arrested over rally

PKR’s secretary-general is detained at police station after he lodged a police report against 1MDB. Police turned the tables on Rafizi Ramli when he was arrested instead after lodging a police report on 1MDB at the Dang Wangi police station this evening, Malaysiakini reported. He was arrested for his part in the March 7 #KitaLawan […]

March 10

Quit whining about Anwar and find a replacement, Zaid tells Pakatan

The federal opposition must act firmly by replacing the jailed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instead of engaging in fruitless displays of displeasure over his incarceration, a former minister said today. Maverick politician Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said it was unreasonable for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to demand that authorities release Anwar from prison to attend Parliament – […]

February 18

Bar Council controlled by opposition, says Shafee

In a Dialogue with Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah organised at the Akademi Kepimpinan Kapten Hussein on Tuesday 17 February 2015, Kini TV captures this video clip to share. Shafee tells the audience that the country’s Bar Council is controlled by the opposition. He adds that the Attorney General should take to task Christopher […]

February 11

Anwar’s case not about politics, says Shafee

You cannot steal, fake or contaminate seminal DNA. PUTRAJAYA: The case of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomising his former personal assistant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not a story about politics, but a human story and from the judiciary’s perspective, the role of Malaysia’s justice system to enable both sides of the story […]

February 07

The Malaysian Insider’s persistent agenda to create racial and religious siege mindset

TMI likes to do this. Publish racial and religious news to divide us. They somehow have this hatred in them to challenge as many Muslims and malay traditions on a persistent systematic basis. They like to give a picture that many peaceful long held practices of Muslims being new practices to show we have become […]

February 05

Taib’s lawyers deny ‘bullying BBC’ allegation, reports Free Malaysia Today

Mishcon De Reya’s letter to the BBC merely sought the right of reply, says Free Malaysia Today. James Sivalingam has the report: KUALA LUMPUR: The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser […]

January 25

Malay Mail is anti Islam, says lawyer

Let’s call a spade a spade: MM is anti Islam. Lawyer Lukhman Sheriff Alias tells us on his Facebook page. The evidence is incriminating. Someone posted a dated Malay Mail article on his FB this morning. The title of the article is “In Friday sermon, Jakim warns Muslims against ‘tricks and agenda’ in K-entertainment.” See […]

December 19

Foreign activists with an agenda against Sarawak

In the last few years, the Sarawak government of Abdul Taib Mahmud has been defined by two issues – the ambitious plans for industrial and agricultural development, with the rather ugly name SCORE, and the powerful, almost manic voices of the opposition. Taib has been the target of an extraordinary, focused attack, notable for being […]

December 17

UMNO revolt rises against Malaysia PM

Asia Sentinel reports – Mahathir attempt to overthrow Najib may be gaining traction With the filing of a police report late last week by a member of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s own political party, the long knives have appeared in Malaysia, seeking the premier’s scalp over the scandal-ridden state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. […]

December 15

Keeping silent not an option for 1MDB

1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia’s second sovereign wealth fund after Khazanah Nasional Bhd, has been at the centre of a major controversy in respect to the fund’s massive debts, dubious asset deals, and clandestineness over its transactions. It seemed strange why its experienced chairman, board and management, held a cloak of secrecy on its activities. […]

December 13

UMNO Batu Kawan leader lodges police report against 1MDB

While the UMNO assembly can be considered an internal party affair, in reality, the nation considers it more than just an UMNO matter but a matter that affects the entire nation. In short, issues raised are not just the concern of the Malays but Malaysians as a whole. Apart from the opposition, which has described […]

December 08

Public Bank employees pried into Salleh’s bank accounts

KUALA LUMPUR — The High Court at Kuala Lumpur before Justice Datuk John Louis O’Hara today heard that aside from a bank clerk from the Jinjang branch, four other bank employees from unrelated divisions at Public Bank Berhad had at about the same time snooped into the private bank accounts of National Feedlot Corporation Sdn […]

December 07

Forged evidence linked to NGO

So, as the reader may already guess, we are unimpressed with the antics of Sarawak Report, Bruno Manser Fund and Global Witness. This is not because we want to deflate the debate on the future of Sarawak, because this debate has huge implications for Malaysia, and the choices are not straightforward. And it is hard […]

December 06

Marks & Spencer is anti palm oil

In the winter of 2010 on a visit to London, this tall standee greeted me as I walked into the food hall of British giant retailer Marks & Spencer. The copy on the standee was clear evidence that this establishment of Jewish heritage had joined the ranks of the American anti palm oil champions to […]