Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08 (6)

Inflation rate jumped to 27-year high of 8.5% in August, driven by the escalating cost of food and fuel. It was 8.3% in July.

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08 (5)

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Sharir Abdul Samad has just confirmed 10 sen cut in petrol prices effective midnight.

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08 (4)

Correction: Reports of petrol price cut of 10 sen across the board was based on sources. Government has yet to confirm reports.

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08 (3)

Govt has cut petrol prices by 10 sen effective tomorrow (Sept 25). New price: RON97-RM2.45, RON92-RM2.30, Diesel-RM2.40.

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08 (2)

Sessions judge Komathy Suppiah set Oct 7 to announce decision on whether Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial would be transfer to High Court.

The Empire Strikes Back

So now, Raja Petra Kamarudin, will be held in Kamunting for 2 years. This is also subject to the government's decision whether to release him on that time or simply extending his stay there.

So whatever RPK has ever forecasted , turned out to be mostly true. He did say, mere days before his detention, that he would soon be arrested and also would be held indefinitely for a very long time. Yesterday's newspaper headlines confirmed all that. He was right. At both counts. Read 'High-Stakes Poker Game Or Gunfight At The OK Coral?'

However he also mentioned in the same article that he believes Anwar Ibrahim can actually take control of government. Heck, many of us believed that but sadly, it wasn't meant to happened. Instead we get to watch Anwar creating headline after headline of which, is now sowing seeds of doubt and slowly distrust. RPK wrote in his pre-ISA posting (High-Stakes...), that if in the event September 16 doesn't see Anwar taking power as the next Prime Miniser, his credibility will then be largely affected. In my own opinion,  Anwar Ibrahim, is at risk of being regarded a charlatan.

Yesterday was September 23rd. We were supposed to see Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat to already moving the vote for a motion of no confidence against the Barisan Nasional government. Read 'Opposition Momentum Slows'

I just received MalaysiaKini's SMS just a few moments ago. Anwar's sodomy case will be reconvening today.

What we are witnessing now is the BN government's backlash against its opposition.

What is going to happen from now onwards?

I don't know, we just have to wait and see then.

I'm out of popcorn. Anybody else want seconds?

MalaysiaKini SMS 24/09/08

Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case resumes in KL Sessions Court. His lawyers to argue against AG's order to transfer trial to High Court.

Tham Nyip Shen Resigns from SAPP

One Of SAPP Founder Members Resign
23rd September 2008, Bernama

Datuk Tham Nyip Shen, one of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) founders back in 1994, today officially announced his resignation as party member and Science Advisor to the Chief Minister.

Tham told a press conference that he had sent his resignation letters to the office of SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on Sept 18, but only decided to make the decision public today because he had wanted to inform Musa first.

While he was ’heartbroken’ to leave the party which he had helped form, Tham said he could no longer be with the party as he had no intention whatsoever to be in the opposition.

“It has always been my intention to serve the people through the government.

“I made the same decision in 1994, leaving Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and formed a party (SAPP) to join Barisan Nasional (BN) because at that material time, BN still ran the federal government. Today, I hold the same principle,” he told reporters.



My Observations;

Looking at the trend, it appears that the ones who are closest to the CM are the ones leaving the party. Maybe I was harsh with Raymond Tan in my earlier post but Tham Nyip Shen,in my books, is a gentleman for not joining the chorus of September 17 as he waited for the right time, informed his boss Musa Aman, and properly resigned. According to another article from Bernama, Raymond Tan never submitted his resignation letter in the first place. Read 'We have Never Quarreled, Tham Says On Relationship With SAPP President.'

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