Noticias

PKR trio form pact to push for 'Reformasi' again

09 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR polls contenders Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Nurul Izzah Anwar and Rafizi Ramli are forming an alliance in a bid to return the party to its “original values of Reformasi”.

Announcing this at the launch of their Masa Depan Bersama campaign yesterday, the trio also presented a list of events scheduled nationwide in the run-up to the party elections, which begin on April 25.

Indonesian embassy sets up polling centres for voters

07 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indonesian embassy here has set up three polling centres for about 400,000 of its registered voters in Malaysia to cast their ballot in the country’s legislative election.

Indonesians cast their votes from 9am to 6pm yesterday at the centres set up at the Indonesian embassy, Sekolah Indonesia and the official residence of the Indonesian ambassador.

Coloquio de tres días sobre presidencia de Malasia en la ASEAN 2015 comienza el martes

07 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 April (NNN-BERNAMA) -- Un Coloquio Nacional sobre la presidencia de Malasia de Asean 2015 se llevará a cabo por tres días en la ciudad de Kuala Lumpur a partir del martes. 

El evento está organizado conjuntamente por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, el Instituto de Diplomacia y Relaciones Exteriores (IDFR), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) y el Instituto de Estudios Estratégicos e Internacionales (ISIS) en el Doubletree por Hilton Hotel. 

Tian Chua mulls pulling out of PKR No. 2 race

01 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Incumbent PKR vice-president Tian Chua (pic) said he might pull out from the six-cornered deputy presidency race pending talks with the party’s top leadership.

Speaking to reporters at his office here on Tuesday, the Batu parliamentarian said the discussion was necessary in the move to reduce competition, and to build a solid leadership within the organisation.

The talks, he said, would include consultation with outgoing secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, who is also vying for the post, because of their "close friendship".

Azmin: Anwar didn't stop me from contesting president's post

01 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (pic) has denied reports that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stopped him from contesting the president's post in the upcoming party polls. 

Azmin will be defending his deputy president position in a six-way tussle.

"I opted to remain as deputy president after discussing with my colleagues in the party," he told reporters at the parliament lobby on Tuesday.

"This wasn't my decision. I had to discuss with various parties. More importantly is that the party is strengthened in facing the 14th general election," he added.

Govt to look at 'one person, one vote' proposal

01 Abr 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will have a closer look at a proposal to adopt a “one-person, one vote” model based on racial composition for future polls, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Shahidan, who is in charge of parliamentary affairs, said he would recommend this as part of the pending redelineation exercise by the Elec­tion Commission (EC).

While agreeing with Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban) on the one per­son, one vote concept, Shahidan said it would be better if done based on race.

Straight fight for PKR president’s post between husband and wife

29 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will challenge incumbent party president, his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail for the president post in the party election.

Their move is seen as a way to consolidate the family's control over the party if Anwar goes to prison pending his appeal on his sodomy 2 conviction.

Anwar filed his nomination papers at 11am on Saturday via his representative former PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali, who acted as his proposer.

The nomination was seconded by PKR vice treasurer-general Low Chee Chong.

Balingian by-election: Polls close with 72 per cent turnout

29 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

MUKAH: Voter turnout for the Balingian by-election was 72.33% when polls closed here, says Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

A total of 9,668 votes were cast between 8am and 5pm, out of a total of 13,233 registered voters.

The final turnout is lower than the 80% expected by Abdul Aziz, who at noon today had predicted a record high. "Nonetheless, this is still an improvement of 2% for Balingian from the last state election (in 2011)," Abdul Aziz told reporters.

Six-corner fight for PKR deputy president post

29 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Incumbent PKR deputy president Azmin Ali has announced that he will defend his post in the upcoming party election, making it a six-way contest. 

Azmin, who made a grand entrance to the PKR headquarters, filed his nomination papers a few minutes before the deadline, which was at 5pm.

His candidacy also put to rest intense speculations that he would go for presidency.

When asked why he chose to confirm his candidacy at the last minute, the long-term Gombak MP said he had to consult his colleagues over the last few days.

Ex-PKR rep applies to join PBRS

27 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Kadaimaian assemblyman Jeremy Majalad, who quit Opposition PKR last year, has applied to join Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) led by Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.

PBRS secretary-general Datuk Johnson Tee when contacted confirmed that Majalad had put in an application but the party's supreme council has yet to make a decision over his membership.

Court dismisses Anwar’s application to remove remarks implying homosexual tendencies

26 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court here dismissed an application by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) to expunge part of the remarks in the majority judgment delivered by the then Federal Court judge Justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad on Sept 2, 2004, which implied that he had homosexual tendencies.

Balingian by-election: Smooth early voting at Mukah police HQ

26 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

MUKAH: Early voting for the Baling­ian by-election, involving 133 registered enforcement personnel, went off without a hitch.

“We expect almost everyone eligible for early voting to do so today. The Election Commission records show 133 eligible voters, although according to our own latest records, one has retired.

“We hope he returns to cast his vote and not waste it,” Sarawak Deputy Police Commis­sioner Dep­-uty Comm Datuk Law Hong Soon said.

Balingian by-election: ‘Anwar can come but shouldn’t be naughty’

26 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

MUKAH: Sarawak will not bar Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from coming into the state, although three of his PKR colleagues have been denied entry.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said the state government was not afraid of Anwar and therefore he would be allowed to enter.

“But if he tries to do anything naughty while he is here, we will kick him out,” he said yesterday.

Preventing entry to Sarawak means Barisan is threatened, claims Kuching MP

26 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen on Wednesday said that the recent episode of opposition leaders being denied entry to Sarawak goes to show that the current state government is threatened by Pakatan Rakyat.

"None of those who were prevented entry are in any way a threat to the security of the state or the nation.

"With that said, it does not make any sense to stop them from entering the state," he said adding that this is an abuse of power to increase their stronghold on the state.

PKR sec-gen blocked from entering Sarawak

25 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic) was blocked from entering Sarawak after arriving in Sibu at 11am on Tuesday to help candidates in PKR's Balingian campaign.

"Upon arrival in Sibu this morning, he was informed by an officer that a directive to block him from entering the State was issued by the Sarawak Chief Minister's office on Saturday," said PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil in a press statement.

Fahmi also said that Saifuddin is now waiting for a flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

Results of polls show good sign for MCA, says Chew

24 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: The results of the polls show a positive sign for the MCA after gaining more Chinese votes in Kajang despite its defeat in the by-election, said MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

Chew, who was fielded as candidate for Barisan Nasional against PKR’s Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, said she was satisfied with the results as the Barisan Nasional managed to reduce its opponent’s majority compared to the last general election.

Coming out in droves

24 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

Supporters from both sides of the political divide go all out to woo voters until the last minute.

KAJANG: Traffic near polling stations in Kajang almost came to a halt as people came out in droves to cast their votes.

The elderly and wheelchair-bound were among the first to arrive.

Candidates – PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun – visited polling stations to greet voters.

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and party leaders also visited polling stations to lend their support to Chew.

Wan Azizah triumphs with 16,741 votes

24 Mar 2014
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star Online

KAJANG: PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the newly elected representative of this state constituency.

She defeated Barisan Nasional’s Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun with 5,379 vote majority.

This is less than the 6,824 majority which PKR’s Lee Chin Cheh secured in a six-cornered fight during the 13th general election.

Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abd Aziz Mohd Yusof, who announced the results at 9.05pm declared that Dr Wan Azizah secured 16,741 votes while Chew garnered 11,362 votes.

There were 176 spoilt votes.

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