Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Oleh ZULKIFLI JALIL dan ABDUL MUIN SAPIDIN
BUKIT MERTAJAM 24 Ogos – Selepas sembilan hari berkempen, pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Permatang Pauh yang awalnya dipandang mudah oleh pakatan pembangkang bertukar rentak setelah jentera Barisan Nasional (BN) memberi tentangan sengit menjelang hari pengundian Selasa ini.
Khairy: We've come to 'bury' Anwar
Beh Lih Yi Aug 21, 08 1:25pm
Barisan Nasional will not only defeat Anwar Ibrahim in the Aug 26 Permatang Pauh by-election, the ruling coalition will also bury his political career.
This bold prognosis came from Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
Speaking at a ceramah in Seberang Jaya last night, he riled up the audience by characterising the upcoming contest as one that would decide the fate of the nation.
During a fiery 30-minute speech, Khairy said BN candidate Arif Shah Omar Shah's true challenge was to end the career of the ‘power crazy’ opposition leader.
Pembangkang kian terdesak
Sanggup lakukan apa saja takutkan penyokong, jentera kempen BN: Najib
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata, parti pembangkang yang semakin terdesak untuk menghadapi pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Permatang Pauh esok, sanggup melakukan apa saja bagi menakut-nakutkan penyokong dan jentera kempen Barisan Nasional (BN).
'Cakap tak serupa bikin'
Anwar tidak layak memimpin
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tidak layak menjadi pemimpin kerana 'bercakap tidak serupa bikin' dan tidak konsisten dalam banyak isu diperkatakannya. Ketua Pemuda Umno, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, berkata pendirian Anwar berubah mengikut kepentingan politik, bukan ikhlas memperjuangkan nasib rakyat.
'Penasihat PKR bersikap gergaji dua mata'
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Datuk Seri Najib Razak menyifatkan Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai gergaji dua mata.
Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, bagi mendapatkan sokongan pengundi, Anwar menabur fitnah yang kononnya Barisan Nasional (BN) tidak menjaga kebajikan rakyat dengan menaikkan harga minyak.
Sebaliknya, beliau berkata, apabila kerajaan menurunkan harga minyak, Anwar mendakwa kerajaan berbuat demikian kerana perlu menyaingi pengaruhnya yang mahu menurunkan harga minyak apabila menjadi Perdana Menteri.
Dissatisfaction with Anwar, so 200 quit PKR
SUNGAI PETANI: Frustrated with the leadership of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, some 200 Parti Keadilan Rakyat members left the party.
Led by Zamil Ibrahim, who is former secretary to Merbok member of parliament Datuk Roshid Din, the group included members from Jerlun, Merbok, Sik, Baling, Padang Serai, Alor Star, Pokok Sena, Pendang and Ipoh Barat in Ipoh.
9.50pm: Final official EC tally - Anwar got 31,195 votes, Arif Shah, 15,524, Hanafi, 92. Anwar won with a majority of 15,671. Anwar's wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, won the seat with a 13,388 majority at the March 8 general elections.
8pm: Unofficial results: Anwar Ibrahim wins with a majority of 16,210 votes. He garnered 26,646 votes while Arif Shah Omar Shah got 10,436.
Saya belum melihat hantu, sama ada hantu yang betul-betul hantu atau pengundi hantu.
Begitupun, para hantu elit yang berkuasa dan terus mahu berkuasa dulu, kini dan selamanya memang sudah benci untuk melihat mereka.
ANWAR TANGKAP HANTU
Calon PKR Anwar Ibrahim bersama dengan penyokongnya telah menangkap "hantu".
Kejadian berlaku di Mengkuang Titi.Keadaan agak tegang di sana.
PEKIDA a.k.a geng adik beradik juga berada di sana untuk memanaskan keadaan.
SARANG HANTU DIKESAN
Tempat persembunyian hantu-hantu pilihanraya telah dikesan.UiTM Seberang Jaya telah menjadi lokasi persembunyian hantu-hantu.Sila perhatikan individu dan kenderaan yang keluar masuk.
HANTU DALAM KERETA
Beberapa kenderaan pengundi hantu telah dikesan;
Siapakah tuan punya kereta dan siapakah penumpangnya?
Lagi di Tukartiub
It is an urgency now to table DNA bill for a secong reading....whatever it means to the nation of ours.
DNA Bill tabled for second reading
Aug 26, 08 1:35pm
Despite protest from the opposition claiming that the DNA Bill, tabled for its first reading last week, was politically motivated, it is currently being read for a second time, allowing it to be debated today.
However, the bill was not supposed to be tabled for a second reading until the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) Bill is tabled for its second reading, on a date yet to be fixed. Last week, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar insisted that the long-overdue bill had to be tabled at the ongoing Parliament sitting to help the police solve crimes.
He said the bill was all encompassing for cases under the Penal Code and anyone arrested or charged under the code would be subjected to DNA testing.
Besides the provision of mandatory DNA testing for suspects, the bill will also allow the setting up of a national DNA database, forensic DNA analysis and the use of DNA profiles. The opposition, however, had a different take, claiming that the government was pushing through the bill at the present parliamentary sitting to bolster the sodomy charge against Pakatan de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
So far Anwar has refused to give the police a DNA swab in their probe into the sodomy claim made by a former aide, fearing they might tamper with the sample to implicate him.
Anwar was charged with sodomy early this month and his case will be up for mention on Sept 10. The opposition stalwart faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Anwar is currently contesting in the Permatang Pauh by-election. Should he win, he would make a comeback to the August House after a 10-year absence.
Then again, that's our Melayu newspaper standard anyway.
Utusan says sorry to Karpal
Aug 26, 08 12:13pm
Leading Malay daily Utusan Malaysia has apologised to opposition leader Karpal Singh for publishing an article which portrayed the DAP national chairperson as anti-Islam.
In a small box titled 'Ralat' (correction) on its front-page, the Umno-linked newspaper said: "The report on page two Utusan Malaysia yesterday 'DAP diingat jangan bakar perasaan Melayu' (which stated) that DAP chairperson Karpal Singh rejects Islam as the official religion of the country is wrong."
"Utusan Malaysia withdraws (the statement) and apologises for the mistake," it added.Yesterday, the veteran politician issued the daily with an ultimatum of either publicly apologising to him on its front-page or face legal action."Legal proceedings will definitely be initiated against the paper if it refuses to retract its misleading story on me and offer a public apology," he added.
More in Malaysiakini here