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Dundang is new SNAP leader

A former government administrator, Edwin Dundang Bugak, has been unanimously elected the new president of the Sarawak National Party (SNAP).


S'ng unfazed by Moggie's remarks

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak vice-president Datuk S#8217;ng Chee Hua, who is eyeing the party deputy president#8217;s post, is least bothered by president Datuk Amar Leo Moggie#8217;s recent remarks that the top two party posts should be held by Dayaks.


Umno confident of regaining Permatang Pauh

Umno is confident that it would be able to regain the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, which is now held by Parti Keadilan Nasional president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Help bumi minorities, urges Moggie

A unit to monitor and ensure bumiputra minorities in Sabah and Sarawak are not left out of the state development programme should be set up, former Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) president Datuk Amar Leo Moggie said.


Hun Sen party takes early lead in Cambodia election

Prime Minister Hun Sen's party took an early lead in six constituencies as vote counting began Monday in general elections that were tainted by a grenade explosion and scattered reports of irregularities, independent monitoring groups said.


Hun Sen's party claims victory

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's party yesterday claimed victory in the general election, saying it expects to control about 73 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly.


Masing’s group on membership drive

The Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) faction, led by 'newly-elected president' Datuk Dr James Masing, will go on a statewide membership drive.


A balanced, prudent budget likely

WE believe the budget is likely to be balanced and, for a pre-election/handover budget, prudent, says Joseph Tan, Standard Chartered's economist.


Roh seeks December plebiscite on his rule

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun proposed yesterday holding a referendum in mid-December on his rule and vowed to step down and trigger a fresh presidential election if the confidence vote went against him.


Govt seeks snap polls to head off crisis

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told his Cabinet yesterday that he was ready to face a snap election to end a bitter stand-off with a hostile president, a government spokesman said.