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May 23th for nominations N May 31st for polling in Penanti By-Election

 The Election Commission (EC) has set May 23 for nominations and May 31 as the polling day for the Penanti by-election.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof made the announcement at a press conference at the EC office here Monday.

The by-election is the sixth since the March 8 general election last year.

Raja Petra – Arrest warrant out – Malaysiakini

The Sessions Court here issued a warrant of arrest against Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin on Thursday after he failed to turn up for his sedition trial.

His lawyer J. Chandra informed judge Rozina Ayob that his client did not turn up in court on the grounds he is on a self-imposed exile from the state for “reasons that are well known.”

“You know these ‘well known reasons,’ so please highlight them to the court,” Rozina said.

“The accused is posting his reasons on his website this morning,” said Chandra.

“You expect the court to go through that, is it?” the judge said.

Chandra then went out to explain that for over a month now, Raja Petra, 58, has posted articles or comments on issues in relation to the Selangor royal house that have angered some members of his own family who have demanded an apology.

On Malaysia Today, explaining why he did not attend court Thursday, Raja Petra wrote, “My family then gave me an ultimatum. I was to either make that public apology or else my family would insert an advertisement in the mainstream newspapers practically distancing itself from me, which could be interpreted as disowning me ….

“I went into exile outside Selangor … . It has to be noted that this has always been the punishment for any member of the Selangor Royal Family who is considered durhaka (traitorous) since the beginning of the Selangor Sultanate more than 250 years ago.”

He also wrote that another reason why he did not attend court was the he did not expect to get a fair trial.

In court on Thursday, his lawyer Chandra added, “You have to bear in mind that he is a member of royalty and this self-imposed exile is a punishment he has handed out to himself.”

His wife Marina Lee, who is also his bailor, was also absent.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Shahidani Aziz asked for a warrant of arrest to be issued against Raja Petra and a notice of showcause for his wife and bailor Marina. The judge granted both and set May 22 for mention.

Raja Petra, a former Internal Security Act detainee, had on May 6 2008 claimed trial to publishing a seditious article on his Malaysia Today news portal on April 25 of that same year.

He is accused of publishing the article Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell on the website http://www.malaysia-today.net.

The charge under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 carries a maximum fine of RM5,000 or three years’ jail or both upon conviction.

Full List Of Malaysian Cabinet Ministers

The full list of Cabinet ministers announced
by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today:

PRIME MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER:
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

MINISTER IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT:
1. Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (Unity and Performance Management)
2. Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)
3. Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop (Economic Planning Unit)
4. Mej-Jen (B) Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom (Islamic Religious Affairs)

DEPUTY MINISTER:
1. Datuk Liew Vui Keong
2. Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim
3. Datuk S. K. Devamany
4. Ahmad Maslan
5. T. Murugiah

FINANCE MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

SECOND FINANCE MINISTER:
Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Chor Chee Heung
2. Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin

EDUCATION MINISTER:
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong
2. Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi

TRANSPORT MINISTER:
Datuk Ong Tee Keat

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri
2. Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew

PLANTATION INDUSTRIES AND COMMODITIES MINISTER:
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Hamzah Zainudin

HOME MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop
2. Jelaing anak Mersat

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, ARTS AND CULTURE MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum
2. Senator Heng Seai Kie

ENERGY, GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND WATER MINISTER:
Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui

DEPUTY:
Noriah Kasnon

RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Hassan Malek
2. Datuk Joseph Entulu anak Belaun

HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung
2. Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER:
Datuk Mustapa Mohamed

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir
2. Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MINISTER:
Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili

DEPUTY:
Fadillah Yusof

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT MINISTER:
Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas

DEPUTY:
Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

TOURISM MINISTER:
Datuk Ng Yen Yen

DEPUTY:
Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib

AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BASED INDUSTRY MINISTER :
Datuk Noh Omar

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Johari Baharum
2. Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim

DEFENCE MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

DEPUTY:
Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad

WORKS MINISTER:
Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor

DEPUTY:
Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

HEALTH MINISTER:
Datuk Liow Tiong Lai

Deputy:
Datuk Rosnah Rashid Shirlin

YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTER:
Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek

DEPUTY:
1. Datuk Razali Ibrahim
2. Wee Jeck Seng

HUMAN RESOURCES MINISTRY:
Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam

DEPUTY:
Datuk Maznah Mazlan

DOMESTIC TRADE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS MINISTER:
Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob

DEPUTY:
Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER:
Datuk Kong Cho Ha

DEPUTY:
Datuk Lajim Ukin

WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MINISTER:
Datuk Seri Sharizat Jalil

DEPUTY:
Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun

FOREIGN MINISTER:
Datuk Anifah Aman

DEPUTY:
1. A.Kohilan Pillay
2. Datuk Lee Chee Leong

FEDERAL TERRITORIES MINISTER:
Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin

DEPUTY:
Datuk M. Saravanan

PM Najib’s speech

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/3/nation/20090403201619&sec=nation

PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS ON ASSUMING OFFICE AS 6TH PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA ON APRIL 3

1.On behalf of all Malaysians, I would like to thank YABhg. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for his 31 years of exemplary public service to our country, his commitment to strengthening the institutions and fabric of our democracy and for his graceful example as our leader.

2.I am grateful to YABhg. Tun for his confidence in proposing my name as Prime Minister to Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and I am honoured that His Majesty has consented to my appointment with this morning’s swearing-in ceremony. I feel a deep sense of humility at the opportunity to serve as your Prime Minister at an important time in our nation’s history. My life has been dedicated to public service. Growing up, I was inspired by the positive impact of public service in the example of my late father. Four decades on, I remain committed to the goals of tackling poverty; of restructuring our society; of expanding access to quality education for all; and of inspiring a new generation of young Malaysians to work on behalf of this great country. My own service in government has always been about getting results: to ensure a better deal for teachers, to improve conditions for our brave soldiers, and to strengthen our economy in defence of the people of Malaysia, as we deal with the outbreak of a global recession.

3.In the coming weeks, I will be consulting with people around our country, as I begin to reshape the leadership and priorities of the Government. I am mindful that we should build on the successes and lessons of the past. It must be a government with new approaches for new times – a government that places a priority on performance, because the people must come first.

4. We must reach out to all parts of Malaysia…to all our diverse communities. In our national discourse and in pursuing our national agenda, we must never leave anyone behind. We must reach out to the many who may have been disaffected and left confused by political games, deceit and showmanship.

We must draw on talented people across our nation, regardless of their position or background, to re-energize a passion for public service. We must sow the seeds of goodwill and understanding in every corner of this land, so that we continue to harvest the fruits of progress and prosperity for all Malaysians.

We must seek to include and unlock the potential of our young people who will be the next generation of leaders, businesspeople, engineers, scientists, teachers and doctors. We must give them wings to fly.

5.And so today, I pledge that I will work tirelessly to serve all of you.

6.In this spirit, I would like to announce that the government has decided with immediate effect, to remove the temporary ban on TWO news publications, release 13 detainees from ISA detention, and conduct a comprehensive review of the Internal Security Act. Additional details will be announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs shortly.

7.These decisions are timely as we move to enhance the confidence of our citizens in those entrusted with maintaining peace, law and order, while recognizing the need to remain vigilant of the very real security threats we continue to face as a young nation.

8.I know that for every citizen, these are hard times and I remain focused in providing strong leadership to lead us out of this economic crisis and unleash our full potential as a nation. I will be steadfast in my commitment to meet the needs, aspirations and concerns of all Malaysians.

9.So today I ask you to join me in this task of renewing Malaysia. I urge us to rise to the challenge of building a One Malaysia. People First. Performance Now.

10.Let us begin this great journey together.

History in N25 Bukit Selambau-Malaysiakini

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A total of 15 candidates are standing for the N25 Bukit Selambau By-Election to be held on the 7th of April 2009.

S Ganesan (BN),  S Manikumar (PKR) and 13 Independents
(Radzi Md Lazim, 54,  Khamis Awang, 32, L. Sarala, T. Chandrarajan, R. Loganathan,  A. Jayagopal,  S. Moganakumar,  Michael,  Tan Hock Huat, Mohd Fazil Abdul Wahab,  Anuar Abdul Hamid,  Husaini Yaacob, and Abdul Rahim Abu.)

Water cannons used to disperse crowd in Brickfields

Police fired water cannons to disperse a 200-crowd who came to the Brickfields police station to lodge mass police reports against the mistreatment of ISA detainee P. Uthayakumar.

Water cannons were turned on a group who came to the Brickfields police station to lodge mass police reports against the mistreatment of ISA detainee P. Uthayakumar.

The crowd had refused to disperse despite repeated warnings from the police.

Earlier Saturday, about 200 people, including several Members of Parliament, had gathered to make the police reports.

Police allowed about 50 people – five family members of Uthayakumar and five representatives each from the country’s nine states, including the MPs – to enter the station to lodge the reports.

The rest outside were asked to disperse. Most of them did but about 30 refused to leave.

The Federal Reserve Unit, which was already on standby, began shooting water laced with irritants at the crowd. They ran away and then came back. They were again shot at with water cannons.

They ran way again, regrouped and returned to face a third round of dousing before dispersing.

Several people were arrested.

The FRU now has established a safety perimeter around the police station.