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DATUK Seri Hadi Awang attracts attention wherever he goes, partly because he is one of the most recognised faces in Malaysian politics and partly due to his trademark jubah-and-turban outfit. But the last few weeks have seen the acting PAS president making the headlines in ways that he would surely not prefer.
Today#8217;s Parliament carries a different character from that of two decades ago. A new crop of young, educated MPs fills the backbenches of the plush Dewan Rakyat with their own ideas about how they relate to ministers and their constituents, writes SUHAINI AZNAM.
After the first column on July 3, Tun Hanif's second piece was originally to be about the generation of fighting men inthe 1940s and 1950s and the lessons we can learn from theirsacrifices. But events in London prompted Hanif to turn hissights on the war on terror.
Depending on your age, Baling town will evoke different memories for you - either the 1955 Peace Talks between first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra and exiled leader of the Communist Party of Malaya Chin Peng or university students demonstrating in 1974 over the plight of poor farmers or as the place where Ibrahim Libya and his supporters were shot by the police in Kampung Memali in 1985.
The police can arrest anyone who poses a threat to security whilst in Parliament, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.