The Anwar trial continues but is then abruptly adjourned to tomorrow after Karpal Singh applies for the judge to be recused.
Here’s a refreshing antidote to the racial and religious controversies of late: the ‘Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia’ roadshow reached Ipoh on Saturday.
Photos by Jong
Over a hundred Perakians turned up to listen to speakers such as Azmi Sharom and Haris Ibrahim who peppered their talks with humour.
The Sarawak state government has found fault with two landmark High Court judgments that upheld native rights towards their customary land – and says it will appeal.
Borneo Post report on 4 Feb 2010
In both cases – Agi Ak Bungkong & Others v Ladang Sawit Bintulu Sdn Bhd and Mohd Rambli Kawi v Superintendent of Lands & Surveys Kuching Division and Another – Justice Datuk David Wong had ruled on 21 January that the respective communities had proven that they have native customary rights over the disputed land. He awarded them damages and costs.
The Sarawak state government’s decision to appeal was not unexpected. But what raised eye-brows was the language the government used in a press statement announcing its decision.
And so the Anwar trial continues – while over in Penang, demonstrators protest at what they perceive to be selective enforcement action against illegal Malay hawkers and food-stall operators, an allegation the local government denies.
Lutheran pastor Sivin Kit is interviewed about the recent Allah controversy, the attacks on religious sites and what ordinary people are doing to improve inter-religious relations.