Archive for August, 2008

The convincing outcome of the recent Permatang Pauh by-election had confirmed once and for all that the rakyat were not as dumb as some of our most out-of-touch and out-of-date politicians would like us to believe. (more…)

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My quick take on the 2009 Budget is that it is a non-Budget. (more…)

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“AMOUNT OWED TO MAHB SETTLED” so say Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, the AirAsia Group chief executive officer. (See page 39 NST, 29 August 2008)

I am really glad to read such good news for the country that AirAsia has settled its debts with Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB). (more…)

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A while ago, all the over 80 MPs from Pakatan Rakyat walked out of Parliament in protest of YB Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar’s unwillingness to decide whether he would agree to refer the DNA bill to a Select Committee for discussion. (more…)

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At 10:02 a.m. this morning, YBhg Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim was officially sworn into Parliament as the MP for Permatang Pauh and the Leader of the Opposition by the Speaker, Tan Sri Padikar Amin.

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UPDATED, 10.00 p.m.: SPR officially announced that DSAI had won by 15,671 votes majority
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim got 31,195 votes
Arif Shah got 15,524 votes

The Permatang Pauh by-election, first and foremost, is about the policies of BN under Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi and the integrity of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the changes that he promised to bring about for the nation.

Given the confirmed win, my heartiest tahniah must then go to Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his hard-won success in Permatang Pauh.

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As reported in The Star … (more…)

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