Oleh Jimadie Shah Othman
Seorang perwakilan meminta status Raja-raja Melayu seperti termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan sekarang dikekal dan tidak dipinda.
“Mengenai Raja-raja, kita minta apa yang disebut dalam perlembagaan dikekalkan. Saya juga meminta kebijaksanaan pemimpin-pemimpin dalam hal berkaitan institusi raja-raja.
From The Malaysian Insider
By Adib Zalkapli
SHAH ALAM, Nov 29 â€“ Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted today his plans to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had been foiled but he did not say whether he had abandoned the idea of engineering defections to take power.
“Yes, there have been setbacks. We skirted with destiny on Sept 16 and despite our best efforts our march to victory has been delayed. I empathise with you and with the people of Malaysia,” the PKR de facto leader said at the party national congress here.
Ucapan Dasar Presiden
Datoâ€™ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat ( keADILan )
29 November 2008 ( Sabtu )
Kongres Tahunan Nasional ke – 5
Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam, Selangor.
Bismillahir rahmaa nirrahim,
PKR bersedia mengembalikan kekebalan institusi diraja jika berjaya memerintah negara sebagai memenuhi semangat Raja Berperlembagaan, kata presidennya Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail di kongres parti itu hari ini.
Mengulangi muafakat bersama yang ditandatangani ketiga-tiga parti Pakatan Rakyat untuk memberikan komitmen terhadap kedudukan Raja-raja Melayu, kedudukan istimewa orang Melayu, bahasa Malaysia dan agama Islam, beliau berkata:
“Malah kita bersedia mengembalikan kekebalan Raja-raja berteraskan semangat Raja Berperlembagaan. Inilah erti sebenar harapan baru yang kita bawa.” (more…)
PEJABAT DATUK SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM
From The Sun
By Husna Yusop and Giam Say Khoon
KARPAL SINGH (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) today managed to get the signatures of 57 MPs — a quarter of the total of 222 — to file a motion under Standing Order 36(8) and Article 127 of the Federal Constitution to debate the conduct of Chief Justice Tan Sri Zaki Azmi.
At a press conference at the parliament lobby, Karpal said the 57 were made up of Pakatan Rakyat MPs as well as an independent MP from Sepanggar, Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun.
He said Article 127 of the Federal Constitution allows for the debate on the conduct of a judge with the support of one-fourth of the MPs.
From The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Former adviser to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Munawar Anees, will submit an application to the Court of Appeal to overturn the Federal Court decision to dismiss his appeal against a 1998 sodomy conviction within the next few days.
He said his counsel advised him to do so after the Federal Court dismissed his appeal on Oct 30.
Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi, who presided over a three-judge panel, offered no clarification as to the grounds for the dismissal of the case.
From The Star Online
By Joceline Tan
Although PKR members are disappointed that the party has missed its golden opportunity to form the government, it still has more to crow than to moan about at its first congress after the general election and where frank and critical views will be aired.
DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahimâ€™s keynote address at the PKR congress this weekend will be the most anticipated speech of the gathering.
As the most central figure in the party and the glue holding together the three Pakatan Rakyat parties, his address will impact his party as well as his coalition partners. Everyone is expecting him to touch on the Sept 16 issue and his continued claims and plans to form the federal government.
From The Edge Daily
by Sharon Tan
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of parliament (MPs) from both sides of the bench stopped their usual bickering and crossed partisan lines yesterday to support a motion tendered by Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (Batu Pahat-BN) to discuss Israelâ€™s ongoing blockade of the Gaza.
In rejecting the motion, Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee said the Malaysian government has made its stand known to the world on the matter through a statement in October when it asked for strict action to be taken against the Israeli regime.
â€œI am satisfied that the issue is not urgent and need not be discussed here,â€ he said, drawing protests from both sides of the House.