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  • It’s Obama’s right to see Anwar or not, says Dr Mahathir – Bernama
    It’s Obama’s right to see Anwar or not, says Dr Mahathir – Bernama

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it was up to the president of the United States whether to see opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim or not. "It is his (Obama) right, up to him who he wants to see, he does not even want to see me, a former prime minister," Dr Mahathir (pic) told reporters in Putrajaya today. He was... …

  • Karpal’s Bukit Gelugor seat will stay DAP’s, analysts say
    Karpal’s Bukit Gelugor seat will stay DAP’s, analysts say

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  • Tuhan Harun case postponed again to July 22 – Bernama
    Tuhan Harun case postponed again to July 22 – Bernama

    The Lower Shariah Court today postponed again the case of leader of the “Tuhan Harun” deviant sect, Harun Mat Saat, to July 22. Judge Abdul Wahid Mohd Ali set the date after hearing the application from Pahang Islamic Religious Department deputy prosecutor Mohd Fahmi Abd Jalil that he needed more time to examine the legal representation... …

  • What if flight MH370 is never found?
    What if flight MH370 is never found?

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  • New law to give Sarawak natives freedom in purchasing customary rights land
    New law to give Sarawak natives freedom in purchasing customary rights land

    Bumiputera from Sarawak could eventually buy Native Customary Rights (NCR) land outside their ethnic group or community when the state amends its Land Code in November. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic, right), in disclosing the government's intention to table the amendment at its Budget sitting, said with the amendment the Iban, for... …

Pulangnya Tan Sri Azizan Razak ke rahmatullah pagi ini menyaksikan pilihan raya kecil (PRK) kedua bakal diadakan bagi kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sungai Limau, Kedah selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13).

PRK pertama di DUN Kuala Besut, Terengganu pada 24 Julai lalu.

Azizan yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Sungai Limau memenangi kerusi tersebut pada PRU13 lalu dengan majoriti 2,774 undi menerusi pertandingan empat penjuru.

Beliau yang mewakili PAS memperolehi 13,294 undi menewaskan calon Barisan Nasional (BN), Mohd Fazillah Mohd Ali dengan 10,520 undi dan dua lagi calon bebas iaitu Abdullah Hashim dan Sobri Ahmad yang masing-masing hilang wang pertaruhan.

Mengikut peruntukan undang-undang, Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) diberi masa 60 hari selepas menerima notis rasmi daripada speaker DUN mengesahkan kekosongan kerusi itu.

Bekas Menteri Besar Kedah itu meninggal dunia kira-kira jam 11.10 pagi ini di Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar pada umur 68 tahun selepas menghadapi komplikasi jantung sejak dua hari lalu.

Setiausaha Akhbarnya, Helmi Khalid mengesahkan kematian Azizan kepada The Malaysian Insider.

Azizan dilahirkan pada 25 Oktober 1944 dan meninggal dunia sebulan sebelum ulang tahun kelahirannya ke-69.

Beliau dilantik sebagai Menteri Besar Kedah selepas Pakatan Rakyat memenangi negeri itu semasa PRU12 pada 2008.

Pendidikan awalnya bermula di Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Limau, seterusnya ke Maktab Mahmud pada  1959 dan kemudiannya menuntut di Universiti al-Azhar, Mesir dalam jurusan Sarjana Muda Syariah serta mendapat pendidikan undang-undang dari Universiti Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Antara jawatan yang disandangnya ialah Naib Presiden PAS (2003-2005), Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat (2001-2003), Ahli Majlis Syura Ulama PAS (1991 hingga kini), Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat (1993 hingga kini) selain menjadi Pesuruhjaya PAS Kedah (2000 hingga kini),

Selain itu, beliau pernah memegang jawatan Setiausaha Perhubungan PAS Kedah pada tahun 2000. Beliau memenangi kerusi DUN Sungai Limau (dahulu dikenali sebagai DUN Sala) sejak 1995 hingga kini. - 26 September, 2013.

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  • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer The Malaysian Insider
    MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

    The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the missing plane, told the Sydney Morning Herald... …

  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
    My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh

    A week after the tragic crash that took the lives of veteran lawyer and politician Karpal Singh and his personal aide, Michael Cornelius, his son Ramkarpal recounts the final hours with his father that fateful day. This is his story, as told to V. Anbalagan, assistant news editor. “My parents (Karpal and Gurmit) had gone to Pantai Hospital... …

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Associated Press
    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192. …