Tag: DAP

Another two politicians want Mahathir to give up office

The calls for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to make way for Mr Anwar Ibrahim are gaining momentum in Malaysia. Some senior Democratic Action Party politicians have now turned on the heat for him to leave as soon as possible. The DAP is the second biggest party...

Malaysian government-linked Assemblyman claims trial in Tamil Tiger case

In the first such cases in Malaysia, government-linked Assemblymen have been charged and are claiming trial under laws usually reserved for the opposition or anti-establishment activists. On Thursday (Jan 9), an Assemblyman from the Democratic Action Party, which is the second-largest party in the ruling...

Time for Pakatan Harapan to reaffirm its hopes and promises: Lim Kit Siang

After the trashing at the Tanjong Piai by-election in Johor, Pakatan Harapan veteran politician Lim Kit Siang says it is time to buckle up and deliver on the promises. "Pakatan Harapan received a thrashing in the Tanjong Piai by-election because the voters were disappointed by...

No decision yet says Mahathir on Anwar joining the cabinet

Rumours are rife in Malaysia that PKR leader and PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will be given a cabinet post but Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir shot down the idea saying no decision is made yet. “I haven’t made a decision yet,” Dr Mahathir said on Saturday...

Blogger explains why he thinks Pakatan will lose the by-election in Johor

It is most likely that the PH will lose Tg Piai, Johor because the Chinese voters have already turned away from the Democratic Action Party which has lost its 'fire and brimstone,' says a blogger who is known for his sarcasm. The blogger, known as Syed Akbar Ali...

Pakatan men charged with terrorism in LTTE linked probe

This is the new Malaysia where elected members of a ruling coalition party can be charged with terrorism for alleged links to the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group. Two Democratic Action Party assemblymen P Gunasekaran and G Saminathan were charged today for terrorism and they claimed...

Malaysian Minister says Pakatan party not linked to LTTE

There is no link between DAP and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), says Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the arrest of several assemblymen from the Democratic Action Party is based purely on their individual actions. "As a party, DAP is not involved; action is taken against individuals...

Mahathir denies that a new coalition, without DAP, is in the making

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad denied that he has any knowledge of Umno members who are pushing for a new coalition to take power in Malaysia. Rumours have it the new coalition will be without the Chinese-backed Democratic Action Party and the Islamist-splinter...

Police to charge Malaysian state assemblyman for the rape of Indonesian maid

Malaysian police say it will today, August 23, charge a member of the Perak executive council led by the Pakatan Harapan for the rape of his Indonesian maid. In July, the police received a report from the woman stating her employer, who is also an exco member,...

Infighting rages among Malaysian coalition partners over Indian Muslim preacher and Islamic calligraphy

Malaysia is seeing a fight between Pakatan Harapan coalition partners who are engaged in a public war of words over two thorny issues, the presence of controversial Indian Muslim preacher in Malaysia and imposing Islamic calligraphy in vernacular schools. A Democratic Action Party or DAP member...