SPR: Bajet 2014 bukan faktor penetapan tarikh PRK Sungai Limau

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    Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama

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  • Above all, Karpal was a great father
    Above all, Karpal was a great father

    For as long as I have been aware of this thing called “politics,” I have been aware of Karpal Singh. As a boy, my image of him was often humorous, based as they were on classic Lat cartoons. A particular favourite has Mr Karpal looking gigantic in full court regalia holding aloft a coconut scrapper with one superhuman hand while pointing... …

  • Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council
    Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

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  • Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin
    Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The right wing Malay group, Perkasa, has distanced itself from Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, who had earlier tweeted that the passing of veteran DAP politician Karpal Singh was... …

Pembentangan Bajet 2014 tiada dalam pertimbangan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) ketika menetapkan tarikh pilihan raya kecil (PRK) Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sungai Limau, kata Pengerusi SPR, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof hari ini.

Beliau berkata, SPR mengambil kira tarikh penting seperti peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) yang akan bermula pada 6 November, perayaan Deepavali (2 November) dan Awal Muharram (5 November).

Katanya, apa yang paling penting ialah pilihan raya kecil itu dibuat sebelum peperiksaan SPM kerana banyak pusat mengundi dan dewan adalah milik sekolah.

"Kita tidak mahu mengganggu pihak sekolah daripada segi susun atur meja mereka," katanya pada sidang media selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat khas bagi menetapkan tarikh pilihan raya kecil DUN Sungai Limau di Ibu Pejabat SPR di Putrajaya, hari ini.

Selain itu, katanya, tarikh pilihan raya kecil DUN Sungai Limau mengambil kira dua acara penting yang akan berlangsung dalam dua parti politik iaitu Umno dan PAS.

"Umno akan mengadakan pemilihan parti pada 19 Oktober manakala Muktamar PAS akan diadakan dari 22 hingga 24 November," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian sebagai menjawab dakwaan pihak pembangkang bahawa SPR memilih tarikh selepas pembentangan Bajet 2014 bagi memancing undi dalam pilihan raya kecil berkenaan.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dijadual membentangkan Bajet 2014 pada 25 Oktober ini. - Bernama, 3 Oktober, 2013.

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    My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind

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  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

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  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says The Malay Mail Online
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge... …