Zaid Ibrahim Joins PKR

September 18, 2008

Not confirmed yet, but I have been expecting this considering this weeks event.

1. He resigned on Monday [ read : Minister of Law Resigns ]
2. His name was mentioned by Datuk Seri Anwar in his speech at Kelana Jaya [ read : 916 : A New Dawn For Malaysia ]
3. It was made known previously that Datuk Seri Anwar’s list includes some minister’s name

Zaid Ibrahim masuk PKR
17 September 2008 3,989 views 74 Comments

Zaid Ibrahim membuat keputusan untuk menyertai PKR. Pengumuman rasmi akan dibuat esok. 34 MP sudah pun menandatangani surat persetujuan untuk menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.

Sementara itu, khabar dari saudara mara yang bekerja dengan Angkatan tentera memberitahu bahawa semua cuti anggota tentera dibekukan dan semua anggota tentera diperintahkan tinggal didalam kem.

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Dr Tan Kee Kwang Joins Pakatan Rakyat … Officially ~ malaysiakini

September 6, 2008

On 22/08, Dr Tan joined Pakatan Rakyat. Today he’s officially joins PKR’s fight.

Out of Gerakan, into PKR
Rahmah Ghazali

Finally, Gerakan stalwart Dr Tan Kee Kwong made his move.

He announced his intention to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat today, adding that he faxed his resignation letter from Gerakan to the party’s secretary-general Chia Kwang Chye yesterday morning.

Former Federal Territory Gerakan chief Dr Tan Kee Kwong says race-based parties are no longer relevant and that joining multi-racial PKR was a breath of fresh air.

– Cannot affect changes from within
– We have to rubber stamp Umno’s decisions

Taken from malaysianinsider.com :

Ex-FT Gerakan chief Kee Kwong joins PKR
By Debra Chong

PETALING JAYA, Sept 6 — Former Federal Territory Gerakan chief, Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong, has joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat, ending months of speculation following his controversial appointment to a special Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government job in May.

Dr Tan appeared rather ebullient at his switchover and said he was not sad at all to leave the Barisan Nasional component party.

“It’s a breath of fresh air for me. In my former party, I’m known as an irritant and cancer in the system. But other people see me for what I stand for,” he added.

The announcement was made today at a special press conference togetherwith PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail and Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim at their party headquarters here.

Dr Tan, a former deputy minister in the Barisan Nasional federal government, is the most significant former leader from the ruling coalition to defect to the PR alliance since the March elections.

Said Dr Tan today: “I thought what happened on March 8 would take 30 to 50 years, but it happened overnight. The days of one-party politics is over. The majority of the Malaysian rakyat want a party that is not based on religion or race.”

Explaining why he chose to join PKR, out of all the other opposition parties, he said: “PKR is the party of the future. It’s multiracial and has good, honest, dedicated leaders.”

He added that he was supportive of and honestly believed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, husband to the PKR president, was the man who could lead the charge to a better Malaysia.


Anwar For Permatang Pauh

August 6, 2008

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced his candidacy for the vacated Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat.

— PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —
6 AUGUST 2008, PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA

This morning the Malaysian Election Commission announced nomination and polling day for the by-election that I will contest in Permatang Pauh. I look forward to the campaign period to meet with voters in my home constituency. I invite all Malaysians to join me in this historic campaign to bring forth a New Dawn for Malaysia as we work together to build a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

At the same time we would reiterate our longstanding concerns about the integrity of the electoral process. To this date, the evidence of phantom voters and ballot box stuffing has yet to be addressed by the Election Commission. The poor handling of the use of indelible ink in the General Elections gives all Malaysians, particularly those in Permatang Pauh, reason to be concerned about the conduct of polling this month. I urge the Election Commission to take this opportunity to restore some credibility to its reputation by fulfilling its constitutional mandate to ensure that voting is fair and unbiased.

Read the rest of the press statement at anwaribrahimblog.com


Wan Azizah Resigns As Member of Parliament

July 31, 2008

I re-start my writings here at renaissance.MY as the 2nd wave of political tsunami is about to begin. Datuk Seri Wan Azizah has vacated her parliamentary seat to make way for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to contest in a by-election.

My best wishes to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on his mission for a new dawn in our beloved Malaysia. As for Datuk Seri Wan Azizah : “Thank you for your sacrifices for the last 10 years. It was worth the journey.”

— PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —
31 JULY 2008, PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA

After deliberating with my family, the Keadilan party leadership and our partners in the Pakatan Rakyat, I have officially submitted my resignation as Member of Parliament of Permatang Pauh to the Speaker of Parliament YB Tan Sri Datuk Pandikar Amin Bin Hj. Mulia today to make way for my husband, Anwar Ibrahim, to contest as a candidate for Pakatan Rakyat in a by-election as soon
as possible.

This is consistent with our goals towards securing a Parliamentary majority and forming a new government within this year.

This decision is the right decision for Malaysia.

The nation now faces some of the greatest challenges it has encountered since gaining independence. The UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government has mismanaged the economy and steered the nation towards a catastrophe. It has allowed the integrity of the justice system to fall into deeper infamy. It has stroked the flames of racism and driven a wedge of mistrust between Malays, Chinese and Indians, while thoroughly neglecting the needs of the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak.

Anwar Ibrahim has articulated a vision for Malaysia that has brought hope to the people. He has the experience and intelligence to reinvigorate our economy, and the charisma and integrity to unite the Malaysian people and restore credibility to our institutions of governance. I will continue to serve as president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and as chairperson of the Yayasan
Aman (Peace Foundation).

I whole-heartedly thank my supporters in Permatang Pauh who have stood by me in the most difficult of times since September 1998 and have shared in the joy of victory we all experienced on March 8th. The future of our nation lies in the dedication and commitment to justice and freedom that I have experienced as your representative in Parliament and I look forward to many more years of serving you with sincerity and with humility.

DATUK SERI WAN AZIZAH WAN ISMAIL
President
Parti Keadilan Rakyat

A Bahasa Malaysia version is also available at anwaribrahimblog.com


Well Done BR !

March 14, 2008

Deal stitched, all systems go in Perak

The opposition has successfully averted an impasse after party leaders reached an amicable decision to reallocate the composition of the Perak state executive council posts last night.PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali confirmed that the new composition will be six DAP, three PKR and one PAS to form the 10-person Perak state executive council.Syed Husin said the new state government will also appoint a PKR representative to be one of its two senators.

More details will be revealed after the swearing-in of the new Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin from PAS.

Syed Husin also said that a second deputy MB post will be allocated to PKR. It is expected that Perak will follow Penang’s example of naming two deputy MBs.

He added that the compromise was reached after both Perak and central leaders concluded their discussions last night.

source : malaysiakini.com

First it was Lim Kit Siang, then Dr Syed Husin. Now that all the dust has settled, let’s start your service to the people of Perak.

This is why Ir. Mohammad Nizar was chosen as Perak’s new MB : harakahdaily.net


PAS’ Nizar Is New Perak MB

March 12, 2008

Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson and Perak PAS secretary, Ir. Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin was today confirmed as the new menteri besar of the state.

The decision was reached after the Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah met with the three nominees for the post this evening.

The other two candidates for the post were state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham and PKR’s Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.  

Also decided today is that Ngeh would be made the deputy menteri besar (1) while an Indian candidate would be made deputy menteri besar (2).

source : malaysiakini.com


New MB For Barisan Rakyat States

March 11, 2008

KELANTAN 

Kelantan has stick with Datuk Seri Nik Aziz Nik Mat to lead the state, yet again. The PRU 2008 has shown that whatever the BN are doing, the people of Kelantan still wants to be led by PAS.

KEDAH

The Sultan of Kedah has approved the appointment of Ustaz Azizan Abd Razak as the next MB of Kedah.

PENANG

Air Putih state assemblyperson and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was sworn as Penang’s fourth chief minister today.

source : malaysiakini.com

PERAK

The Perak coalition has nominated 3 names for the MB post.
1. Ir. Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin (PAS / Pasir Panjang)
2. Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (PKR / Behrang)
3. Ngeh Khoo Ham (DAP / Sitiawan)

The official list of candidates was handed over to Sultan Azlan Shah, and the Ruler is expected to make an announcement within the next two days.

source : malaysiakini.com

SELANGOR

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is expected to be appointed as MB of Selangor, subject to the approval of the Sultan.

source : suarakeadilan.com