Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 2007


KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A war crimes tribunal set up by Malaysian ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad has been criticised by a former UN senior official and activists, who say the body lacks legitimacy. The former United Nations Special Rappporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Param Cumaraswamy, said there was no legal basis for the tribunal which would become a "circus".
But the war itself is more than a circus!!

April 26 date for Dr M's application16 Feb 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s application to strike out Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s RM100 million defamation suit will be heard on April 26.

PM: No reason to continue NEP once objectives are met18 Feb 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: There is no reason for Malaysia to continue the New Economy Policy’s (NEP) affirmative action when its targets, especially the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity, are achieved.

Robert Kuok Tops 40 Richest Malaysians
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Sugar king Robert Kuok Hock Nien topped the Malaysian Business magazine's 40 Richest Malaysians beating his closest rival T. Ananda Krishnan.The magazine in its Feb 16 issue puts Kuok's wealth at RM32.4 billion.

Opinion: All hands on deck for the war on corruption
16 Feb 2007
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi means business in wiping out graft but he needs more participation at all levels and in all sectors, writes MOHAMED JAWHAR HASSAN.

Dr Mahathir Admitted To IJN
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for a medical check-up following a bout of flu.

Mahathir To UMNO: Reject dynasty
He doesn't want Malaysia to duplicate the way of Singapore. Bernama.Feb 12, 2007

Nobel Peace prize 2007
Among this year's nominees are former U.S. Vice President Al Gore' and Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada, both nominated by Norwegian lawmakers for their efforts to raise awareness about the threat of climate change. Others announced by backers are Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and U.S. radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The winner is announced in October.

Abdullah's Peace Initiative In Thailand Receives Support
JAKARTA, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's initiative to restore peace in the restive southern Thailand has received the support of an influential Indonesian newspaper.

MALAYSIA: Mahathir gets forum for attack on Abdullah
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's plans to speak at meeting organized by political website shows Internet's role in criticizing the Abdullah administration .Wednesday, February 7, 2007
By Reme Ahmad

Malaysian spin on economy sparks poll talk
By Reuters
Monday February 12, 02:35 PM
By Jalil Hamid
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's media has been trumpeting good news about the economy, and that is stoking speculation of an early election this year.

ANALYSIS - Malaysian reform inertia threatens growth -- and PM
By Reuters
Wednesday February 7, 12:40 PM
By Liau Y-Sing
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian builder Roslan Awang Chik has been waiting almost a year for some state construction projects to kick off. Interminable government procedures are slowing the process, a reflection of poor execution by the state machinery that is hampering Malaysia's efforts to overhaul its economy and eroding support for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.