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PKR sec-gen urges calm over Anwar's delayed release

  • May 14, 2018
PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution has urged supporters arriving in Kuala Lumpur to remain calm amid delays in the release of party de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.Saifuddin said supporters from across the country had begun arriving in anticipation of the Pardons Board meeting tomorrow but this has been pushed back to Wednesday."I urge supporters, whom I understand have begun arriving from across the country, to be patient," he told journalists at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital in Kuala
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PKR's Santhara turns giant-killer after crushing MIC chief

  • May 9, 2018
GE14 | MIC president and four-term Segamat MP Dr S Subramaniam has lost his seat in the 14th general election. According to unofficial election results, he lost to PKR's R Santhara Kumar, a businessperson who is contesting for the first time in an election. Another contender for the seat was PAS' Khairul Faizi Ahmad. The crushing defeat comes just two days after Subramaniam, who is also the caretaker health minister, awarded a replanting incentive of RM4,000 each to 250 settlers from Fe
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PKR’s ‘accidental’ candidate ready to conquer Bukit Melawati

  • May 2, 2018
GE14 | For 33-year-old Juwairiya Zulkifli, it has been a series of shocks in the lead-up to the 14th general election.On nomination day itself, she was “accidentally” made PKR’s candidate for the Selangor state seat of Bukit Melawati after the party’s original candidate, G Sivamalar, was rejected by the returning officer (RO) on duty.Candidates can only run for state seats in the state that corresponds with their official address, and Sivamalar’s identification card listed a Pahan
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If DAP's cruel, why not fight it in Penang, PAS asked

  • Apr 27, 2018
GE14 | PAS should have fielded more candidates against DAP in Penang since the Islamic party is always complaining that the former is "cruel", said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail."Here, we are told by our friends in PAS that DAP is cruel and marginalises the Malays," he reminded the 700-odd crowd, who sat on newspapers on the grass, and on their motorcycles and bicycles beyond the fence."But they (PAS) did not field anyone in Air Putih state or Bagan parliamentary seat where car
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‘Giant killer’ Shamsul foregoes state seats for Ali Rustam rematch

  • Apr 26, 2018
GE14 | PKR vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin has decided not to contest in any state seats in the coming election, despite earlier being named for the Rembia state seat in Malacca.The incumbent Hang Tuah Jaya (formerly Bukit Katil) MP will instead focus his attention on his second showdown with former Malacca chief minister Mohd Ali Rustam.Shamsul Iskandar managed to beat the odds in Bukit Katil in the 2013 polls when he defeated Ali – the state’s chief minister for close to 14 ye
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Sabah PKR chief Liew to stand in Tawau, defend Api-Api

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Sabah PKR will be contesting six parliamentary and nine state seats in the 14th general election.Its chairperson Christina Liew said the six parliamentary seats were Beaufort, Ranau, Tuaran, Putatan, Pensiangan and Tawau.For the state seats, the party will be contesting in Inanam, Tempasuk, Kadamaian, Moyog, Karanaan, Matunggong, Tamparuli, Kuala Penyu and Api-Api.However, the candidate for Moyog state seat will only be announced on Friday, Liew said when announcing the candidates in Kota
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PKR's Baru Bian to contest in Selangau amid BN infighting

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian is joining the battle for the parliamentary seat of Selangau, which is seeing political upheaval due to BN infighting.Last Sunday, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) sacked its deputy president and three-term Selangau MP Joseph Entulu Belaun.The move was seen as PRS president James Jemut Masing pre-empting BN from nominating Belaun, who may now contest the seat as an independent in the 14th general election.Baru's candidacy in Selangau was announced in Kuching tod
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Gan has 'clean record', says Eli Wong

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Incumbent Selangor exco Elizabeth Wong has denied that the state government is conducting an investigation into allegations against Gan Pei Nei.In an Oriental Daily report today, Wong said that a check with caretaker Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali confirmed that Gan is not being investigated for any wrongdoing, and has a clean record.“Gan’s record of service (in Kajang) is good, she has managed to resolve the problems of many constituents as well as problems related to basic
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'Ring... ring... Hello! This is your YB speaking'

  • Apr 25, 2018
GE14 | Have you ever received a phone call from your elected representative on your birthday? If you are a Hutan Melintang voter, there is a chance you would have.Incumbent Hutan Melintang assemblyperson S Kesavan has made it a point to collect as many phone numbers of his constituents – by any means imaginable – to showcase his personal touch when it comes to politics.In a recent interview, the PKR politician showed Malaysiakini that he had over 6,000 entries on his mobile phone contact lis
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No PKR big guns for Johor, Penang DCM to contest Batu Pahat

  • Apr 24, 2018
GE14 | As Pakatan Harapan component parties completed their candidate lists, PKR today finally released the names of its eight parliamentary candidates and 12 state candidates for Johor.According to a statement issued by PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, there will be no high-profile leaders from the party contesting in the state, which has been declared as the frontline battleground for Harapan in the 14th general election.However, caretaker Penang deputy chief minister Rashid Hasnon will
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