Friday, June 13, 2008

Expect more rallies to come, says opposition -

Expect more anti-fuel price hike protest rallies in the coming three weeks, PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub has warned the government.

In a press conference held at the party's headquarters after today's rally, Salahuddin vowed that the Pakatan Rakyat opposition will continue to hold more protests to build up the momentum for the mammoth gathering scheduled to take place on July 5.

Abdullah, Najib agree on best time for leadership change - The Star

KOTA BARU: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak have reached an agreement on the right time for a leadership change, the Prime Minister said Friday.

Reiterating that he and Najib enjoyed good working relations, Abdullah said they have mutually agreed on the "best time" for a leadership transition.

Abdullah raised the issue as some people were still suspicious of the relationship between him and Najib including Kelantan Umno leaders who raised the matter at the Kelantan Umno liaison committee meeting chaired by the Umno president here on Friday.

"Datuk Seri Najib and I have decided on the right time for me to hand over the premiership to him. We've no problems and we enjoy good working relations.

"The leadership change will definitely take place at the right time," he said at a luncheon with senior government officials and community leaders.

Earlier, Abdullah chaired a two-hour Kelantan Umno meeting. Abdullah is in Kelantan for a one-day visit.

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Malaysian woman caught with cocaine - NST

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian woman has been charged in London with drug trafficking after she was caught with 3.5kg of cocaine in her luggage.

Susanna Janury, 36, was nabbed at the East Midlands airport on May 29 after she flew in from Gambia. She was to take a connection flight to Kuala Lumpur when she was arrested.

She claimed she was not aware of the drugs, worth about RM1.2 million, when she was stopped by airport authorities.

A Malaysian High Commission official who confirmed the incident said Susanna is being held in a prison pending the mention of her case on June 16.

Susanna, from Selangor, claimed the bag was given to her by someone she had met in Gambia after she discovered that she needed an additional bag for her belongings.

Susanna told the High Commission official that her trip to London was a free holiday given to her.


Dr Mahathir welcomes probe into claims that he threatened judges - The Star

LANGKAWI: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the police can arrest him if they have evidence on allegations that he had threatened judges.

“I have no power now. If they want to investigate, okay, fine. I can face it.

“If I am wrong, okay, they can arrest me,” he said at the Langkawi Airport here yesterday.

“They can investigate me. I want to know the truth,” he said.

Dr Mahathir was responding to a police report lodged against him by DAP chairman Karpal Singh following High Court Judge Datuk Ian Chin’s claim that the former premier had threatened to remove judges by referring them to a tribunal.

Justice Chin alleged that Dr Mahathir had issued a thinly veiled threat to judges during a Judges Conference on April 24, 1997.

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