Saturday, March 15, 2008



March 15 is the day of treachery; the day when Julius Caesar was assassinated by his trusted friends in the Roman senate.

Palace interference throws Perlis into turmoil. Ruler appoints his own man, Dr Mohd Isa Sabu, as menteri besar…

Shahidan, Isa tussle over MB post: KUALA LUMPUR: An impasse is developing over the appointment of the Perlis menteri besar for the new term. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi confirmed yesterday he had given the go-ahead to Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim to continue in the job and to form the state executive council. Hours earlier, an official statement had been issued on behalf of the Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail that Bintong state assemblyman Datuk Dr Md Isa Sabu would be the new menteri besar. Full Story

Mukhriz under fire over 'quit' call to PM: PUTRAJAYA: Senior Umno leaders stood behind the prime minister yesterday, slamming Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir's call for Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign as a move that could weaken the party in its moment of distress. Full Story

Abdullah: Umno Youth can decide on action against MP: PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would leave it to Umno Youth to take action against Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who is an executive committee member of the party, for asking him to step down. Full Story

Palaces intervene in appointment of two MBs: - thestar online KUALA LUMPUR: A constitutional crisis is looming in Perlis as the Raja of Perlis has rejected the Barisan Nasional's choice for the state's Mentri Besar but has instead appointed another assemblyman who is also a member of the ruling coalition… There also seems be a problem over who should be the Mentri Besar in Terengganu. Barisan’s 23 assemblymen have been called to meet the Regency Advisory Council today to discuss matters pertaining to the appointment of the Terengganu Mentri Besar.

  • Dr Md Isa has accepted the appointment from the Raja of Perlis.
  • Abdullah is standing by his decision to have Shahidan as MB.
  • Constitution seems to side with the Rulers on the naming of Mentris Besar.
  • Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to meet Perlis Barisan assemblymen.
Sultan Terengganu next to snub PM?: - Signs are emerging that the Terengganu royal household is also set to follow in the heels of the Raja of Perlis in appointing a menteri besar who is not the Barisan Nasional's (BN) choice, paving the way for a possible direct confrontation between the royalty and the federal government.

  • Palace unhappy with Batu Buruk riot
  • Abdullah facing a revolt by royalties

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