Politics this week (June 22-26)


June 22-26

June 26: Aulong assemblyperson Yew Tian Hoe files suit against Perak deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong for allegedly attacking him with a pepper spray canister at the state legislative assembly last month.

June 26: Health Ministry announces 105 cases to date, comprising 90 imported and 15 local transmission.

June 26: The Court of Appeal upholds the Kota Bharu High Court decision last year in awarding 354 Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers RM11 million in damages.

June 26: Former director of the Sabah Welfare Department, Datuk Mastor Samin, pleads not guilty in the Sessions Court in Kota Kinabalu to two counts of corruption, involving contracts worth RM10,000 which were awarded to his wife’s company.

June 25: Kelantan Umno Youth lodges police report against PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat for likening Umno to a deviationist teaching and communism.

June 25: Arrest warrant on Kapar MP S Manikavasagam revoked, was served with subpoena to testify in the inquest into the death of local actress K Sujatha.

June 24: Lim Kit Siang submits motion to refer Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat to parliament’s Rights and Privileges Committee for allegedly “misleading” parliament in his ministerial statement on Monday.

June 24: The High Court sets July 22 to hear the Attorney-General’s objections to the application by the Sisters in Islam (SIS) Forum (Malaysia) for a judicial review on the banning of “Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism”, published in 2005.

June 24: Twelve more cases of H1N1 reported.

June 24: Kapar MP S Manikavasagam files application at the magistrate’s court to set aside his warrant of arrest pertaining to actress K Sujatha’s death inquiry.

June 23: Coroner’s Court issues warrant of arrest against Kapar member of Parliament S Manikavasagam for avoiding a subpoena to testify in the actress K Sujatha’s inquest.

June 23: Home Ministry sets up two new divisions, the international division and the research and development and monitoring division, to focus on cross border human and drug trafficking, credit card fraud and passport forgery.

June 23: Ten new cases of H1N1 reported; Sri Cempaka International School closed.

June 22: Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar announces Parliament extended two days to July 2 to settle government affairs.

June 22: Anwar’s sodomy trial, strike-out application postponed to July 8. Court to hear Anwar’s application for evidence, documents on July 1. – The edge