Kelantan still grappling with political confrontation

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 Apr 2004

KELANTAN is perhaps fated never to experience political peace, said Utusan Malaysia

While other states were planning and executing their agendas on development, it noted in an article that the east-coast state was still grappling with political confrontation between Barisan Nasional and PAS. 

It also said Barisan – which has 21 of the 45 state seats in Kelantan – had indicated that preparations were under way to file at least 10 petitions in court asking for re-elections. 

PAS, it added, had also declared that it would file at least 11 petitions for the same purpose, including those related to two parliamentary seats.  

Utusan Malaysia reported on its front page that Felcra Bhd chairman Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin had been ordered by the Syariah High Court in Ipoh to grant his ex-wife Nooraini Abdul Rashid a divorce settlement of RM11.2mil within a month. 

The settlement included assets derived from shares in three companies amounting to 21,064,286 units as well as two luxury cars and a house in Subang Jaya. 

Berita Harian reported that in addition to those of Malay bomohs, the services of Chinese and Indian mediums were sought by the administration of the National Service training camp in Pasir Panjangan, Port Dickson; to cleanse the site after several trainees became hysterical. 

A camp spokesman said the Chinese and Indian mediums were summoned after Chinese and Indian students were also overcome by hysteria on Sunday and Monday night.  

The affected students were also taken to temples to be prayed over in order to calm them. According to the spokesman, the trainees returned to normal after being “treated” by the mediums.  

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