“Kalau diserahkan tanggungjawab, saya akan bertanding. Namun semua pengumuman ini dibuat oleh Ketua Umum dan Presiden (PKR).
Saya tidak boleh campur,” katanya ketika ditemui media selepas hadir di Majlis Hari Raya Aidiladha anjuran Karangkraf hari ini.
Abdul Khalid berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas mengenai kerusi DUN Ijok yang kini diwakilinya.
Beliau turut menerima baik cabaran oleh Ketua Umum, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk kekal bertanding di kerusi parlimen- Bandar Tun Razak.
Beliau berkata tidak khuatir sekiranya bertanding di dua kawasan memandangkan Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh turut mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa Menteri Besar mahupun Ketua Menteri boleh bertanding di dua kawasan/kerusi.
“Saya terima baik cabaran itu (pertahan kerusi Bandar Tun Razak) dan pernah kata kepada beliau (Anwar). Ini bagi mengurangkan tekanan kepada Anwar kerana terlalu ramai minta untuk jadi calon di Bandar Tun Razak.
“Namun saya tidak khuatir kerana DAP termasuk Karpal Singh terima hakikat bahawa Menteri Besar dan Ketua Menteri boleh bertanding di dua kawasan atau kerusi.
“Tak jadi masalah kalau kita lakukannya,” katanya.
Memetik laporan sebuah portal semalam, Anwar mencadangkan Abdul Khalid untuk mempertahankan kerusi Bandar Tun Razak dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang.
Manakala pada 26 Oktober lalu, Karpal singh telah mengumumkan bahawa setiap wakil rakyat dari parti itu hanya boleh bertanding di satu kerusi.
Namun, untuk individu tertentu seperti Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng diberi pengecualian.- FMT
PR mampu bentuk K’jaan Pusat tanpa rasuah, politik kotor...
Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yakin Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) mampu membentuk Kerajaan Pusat yang baru tanpa politik kotor dan rasuah.
Katanya, kemenangan berlandaskan politik matang dan bersih lebih signifikan berbanding budaya fitnah dan penindasan.
“Saya tidak datang untuk mencerca Najib (Razak), Rosmah (Mansor) dan Umno. Saya nak (Pakatan) menang dan rakyat bangkit menolak rasuah dan fitnah,” katanya di depan 400 penduduk di Warung Ibu Nasi Ambeng, Kg Sungai Gulang-Gulang, Permatang, Tanjung Karang pada Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat semalam.
Ketua Umum KEADILAN itu berkata, Umno BN terus goyah dan banyak isu yang gagal dipertahan melainkan memburukkan Pakatan, meskipun mereka menguasai seluruh jentera kerajaan termasuk media.
Beliau mengingatkan rakyat jangan terkeliru dengan dakyah yang dimainkan media yang terus-menerus memutarbelitkan fakta sebenar.
“Sebab apa dia (Najib) takut? Dia punyai televisyen, jentera dan wang kerana dia ada rasuah. Sebab itu dia tidak mampu jawab,” ujar Penasihat Ekonomi Selangor itu dipetik MediaSelangorku.
Anwar sekali lagi mengulangi ikrar untuk menurunkan harga minyak dalam tempoh 24 jam selepas Pakatan menawan Putrajaya selain membatalkan pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN).
Jelajah itu turut disertai Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yang tiba pada jam 12.30 tengahari bersama rombongan dengan menaiki bas Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat sambil diiringi motosikal berkuasa besar.
Hadir sama, Timbalan Presiden KEADILAN, Mohamed Azmin Ali; Ketua Penerangan Negeri, Shuhaimi Shafiei; Adun Kota Alam Shah, M Manoharan dan Penyelaras DUN Permatang, Yahaya Saari.
Terdahulu, Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat mengunjungi penduduk Pekan Sungai Besi.
Selepas selesai di DUN Permatang, rombongan kemudian ke Bagan Nakhoda Omar, Sabak Bernam.
Jelajah diteruskan dengan solat dan tazkirah maghrib di Masjid Abu Bakar Ali Bashah, Taman Bunga Raya, Bukit Beruntung sebelum bergerak ke Pekan Rasa.
Pada jam 9 hingga 12 tengah malam, program diteruskan dengan Ceramah Perdana Merdeka Rakyat di Pusat Bandar Baru Batang Kali, Ulu Selangor.
Penceramah terbabit termasuk Anwar, Khalid, Azmin, Ketua Wanita KEADILAN, Zuraida Kamaruddin dan Naib Presiden, N Surendran.- keadilandaily
Najib not confident of surviving next GE...
The continued 'dilly-dally' by prime minister Najib Razak in announcing a date for the next general election is due to his lack of confidence that he could survive in office, according to veteran parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang.
"This is why he had dillied and dallied for almost two years over when to call for general election although he cannot be unaware of the pressure from the ignominy of being the longest unelected Prime Minister without his own national mandate for the highest office in the land," Lim said in a statement.
He was responding to a claim by Barisan Nasional that it could win more than the 140 parliamentary seats it won in 2008.
Saying such a projection was one of many making their rounds, which range from from prediction of BN's fall from power to securing less than 100 seats, Lim said whatever the outcome of the election, the fact was that BN had lost "all credibility to continue to rule in Malaysia " due to its undermining of nation-building through racially-motivated campaigning.
"To the Chinese, MCA leaders and propagandists spread lies and falsehoods as warning that PAS will be the real power if Pakatan Rakyat forms the federal government in the 13 GE, hudud laws would be implemented resulting in the further undermining of non-Muslim rights and interests while non-Muslim women would no more be safe as they could be raped by Muslims," he added, referring to the recent anti-PAS campaign by the Chinese-only party which attracted condemnations from PR leaders.
Lim said such tactics were not new, adding that in the 1990 general election, MCA and Gerakan had gone to the electorate by claiming that a vote for DAP was a vote for PAS and a ban on pork, alcohol, temples and Chinese schools.
He said although both UMNO and MCA leaders were aware of the falsehoods against their respective communities, they would not deny the lies and falsehoods "as it serves the objective of trying to frighten the different racial groups and stampede them" to vote for BN.
"This is where Pakatan Rakyat differs from Barisan Nasional. We do not send out different messages to different groups of Malaysians, whether racial, religious or geographical.
"Pakatan Rakyat and the component parties of DAP, PKR and PAS have only one and the same message for all Malaysians – to restore justice, freedom, democracy and good governance and to uphold the fundamental features of the Malaysian Constitution," Lim stressed.- harakahdaily
The Star settles RM10mil suit with Penang DCM,P.Ramasamy...Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has withdrawn his RM10 million lawsuit against a journalist with The Star and the daily's publisher Star Publications (M) Bhd over a defamation suit filed earlier this year.
Ramasamy had filed the suit in February, over two articles published by the newspaper last year.
The settlement was announced by his lawyer A Sivanesan, who told the High Court that both parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the settlement.
“The parties have agreed to resolve the matter, with terms of settlement being private and confidential and not to be disclosed by both parties.
“The suit is hereby withdrawn unconditionally with no order as to costs,” said Sivanesan.
Appearing with Sivanesan was R Kenghadaran.
The matter was confirmed by Bhag Singh, the lawyer acting for the MCA-owned daily, and the settlement was recorded by High Court judge VT Singham, who then struck out the suit.
Before recording the settlement, Justice Singham asked Ramasamy whether this was agreed as the Penang DCM II had filed the suit in his personal capacity.
To this, Ramasamy concurred that he had consulted with his lawyers and consented to the settlement.
Justice Singham then struck out the suit and made no order as to costs.
'In bad faith'
Ramasamy declined to comment further when asked outside the court, saying it had already been settled. DAP chairperson Karpal Singh then met Ramasamy outside court.
The case was originally slated for a two-day trial beginning today with two reporters from Malaysiakini - Susan Loone and Low Chia Ming - slated to testify along with other reporters based in Penang.
Earlier, today Sivanesan told reporters that the parties may agree to settle the matter but there were some terms pending.
Ramasamy, who is also Batu Kawan MP named journalist Ian McIntyre and the newspaper publisher as first and second defendants and sought RM5 million each from both of them.
He claimed that on Dec 21, McIntyre had interviewed him at his office in Komtar, Penang and the daily had published the article "Distress in DAP Continues' on Dec 23, which the Penang DCM claims was done in bad faith.
Ramasamy (right in pic), a former lecturer at a local university, claimed the article was defamatory and painted a picture that the DAP leaders were abusive of their power and positions, corrupt, and incompetent.
Ramasamy held another press conference denying the report.
However, the MCA owned daily published another article 'What
Ramasamy said in the interview' which was published later.
The second article, he claimed, implied that he was dishonest, a hypocrite, immoral, and unfit for any post.
The Penang DCM had asked the daily to apologise but claimed that the defendant had failed to do so.
Ramasamy said the publication of the two articles affected his position as a DAP leader, and also his reputation, and that he had been brought into public scandal, ridicule and contempt as a result of this.- malaysiakini
Saman RM10j Ramasamy-The Star capai penyelesaian