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  1. Furore over missing millions of tsunami aid

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of the December 26 tsunami, after fishermen alleged that they have either not received any aid or got paltry sums. The fishermen said last week that the promised emergency cash, new boats, nets, boat ... officials. Police said M$13 million of the total aid raised was affected. 'These are very serious allegations. The government must immediately account for every single cent in a transparent ...

  2. Millions of relief dollars go missing in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Government promises probe after police say local officials siphoned off aid The Malaysian government has ordered a high-level inquiry into why scores of people like fisherman Badaruddin Ismail, who lost his boat in the Boxing Day tsunami, are still waiting for government aid six months after the disaster- and three months after all aid ...

  3. 10,000 more 'victims' appear seeking cash

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian PM pleads for honesty in claims for aid With public fund-raising for tsunami victims set to reach M$50 million ($102.4 million) this week, ... lodged a claim for aid, prompting Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi to comment that some were making excessive claims. 'I hope that no one will take advantage of the situation,' he said ...

  4. 'I'm down to my last bowl of rice'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Gunungsitoli Aid workers battle to get supplies to the people who really need them Odd-job worker Onojitoli Siforasi, 57, who lives alone in a ramshackle hut, cooked ... distribution remains unsatisfactory. Aid officials said corruption, bureaucratic delay and the relatively undeveloped infrastructure are making it difficult for aid to reach the right people. Haji ...

  5. Dismay and deja vu for Anwar's supporters

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... political star was on the wane, but now the situation could not be more different. With 82 seats behind him in the 222-seat parliament, Mr Anwar was just steps away, said his aides, from engineering government defections that would secure power for his coalition. And then the fresh charges of sodomy were levelled against him by an aide on June 28. The timing, say his supporters, can ...

  6. Anwar plots political comeback

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... several months overseas to fire up his flagging career. While Mr Anwar made headlines overseas speaking on Islam and democracy, at home he was sidelined by a media blackout. Aides said his new ... state, the home of his former mentor turned nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad. The aides said Mr Anwar, adviser to his National Justice Party, would demand an independent commission investigate past ...

  7. 'The world has forgotten us'

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... on their back. After the first earthquake, aid and financial assistance from Muslim countries brought hope and help to the village. The fishermen had just got back on their feet when the latest earthquake dealt the crushing second blow. 'Once again we are reduced to begging,' said former teacher-turned chalet owner Mr Gee. 'Unlike before, when the aid and assistance poured ...

  8. All-star cast for tsunami concert in Malaysia

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... is the Force of Nature Aid Foundation, a group founded by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's son, Kamaluddin. 'Going by the size and international cast of the concert, it is a first ... the environment and rebuild the water supply and sewage system. 'We hope through the concert and other events organised by the foundation to spark a global movement of people to aid vulnerable ...

  9. New sodomy claim against Anwar a set-up, say critics

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... political comeback from near-oblivion. Many Malaysians reacted with disbelief to news that Mr Anwar's close aide alleged to police on Saturday that the former deputy prime minister sodomised ... in 2004, but the abuse-of-power conviction barred Mr Anwar from political office for five years. Another reason for suspicion of a frame-up is that photographs have surfaced showing the aide ...

  10. Trials and tribulations

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... as prime minister-in-waiting, finds himself back where he was 10 years ago- denying sodomy, this time involving a 23-year-old aide. 'One week Anwar was feverishly working to topple Mr Abdullah ... that Abdul Razak feared his wife would discover the affair and had turned to police Deputy Superintendent Musa Safri, an aide-de-camp to Mr Najib, for help. The court heard that Mr Musa connected ...




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