Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 3 - Hulu Selangor LIVE - Malaysiakini -

LIVE What's happening today in Hulu Selangor? Quotable quotes, planned events, and unplanned occurances as they occur in P. 94.

10.00am: MIC member B Purusothaman said the only way for the party to regain support of the Indian community in Hulu Selangor was for party president S Samy Vellu to step down immediately.

Samy Vellu had previously promised to step down only after 14-months. Purusothaman is a staunch supporter of former party deputy president S Subramaniam, who is Samy Vellu's arch rival.
NONE11.20am: Dr Halili Rahmat (left in pix), a close associate of Anwar Ibrahim, quits PKR and to join Umno. He was the Hulu Selangor PKR division treasurer. Former PKR secretary-general Salehuddin Hashim was present at the press conference held at a hotel in Petaling Jaya.
BN deputy chief Muhyiddin Yassin hinted yesterday that a 'major defection' from PKR would happen.
11.30am: Independent candidate VS Chandran scheduled to call a press conference in Kuala Kubu Baru to announce his withdrawal from the by-election.
NONE11.50am: PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Akin (centre in pix) lodge report with Election Commission over slanderous banners and billboards, among others, includes doctored picture portraying Zaid Ibrahim consuming alcohol.
12.05pm: In Kuala Kubu Baru, PKR information chief Latheefa Koya brushes off Halili's defection. She said Halili had no principles for defecting because he allegedly was upset after overlooked as the by-election candidate.
"They normally wait for by-elections to jump ship, when the price will be higher."
NONE12.20pm: As promised on the front page of Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia, the Gerakan Anti-PKR (right) blog today published a picture of Zaid Ibrahim, portraying him clutching a bottle of whiskey.
No details behind the picture was provided in the blog posting. The picture is believed to be doctored. The blog post also insinuates that PKR vice-president Azmin Ali purposely challenged detractors to 'prove' that Zaid had a drinking problem in order for the picture to surface.
1.15pm: Independent candidate VS Chandran processing documents to withdraw from the Hulu Selangor race.
2.00pm: Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister Tan Lian Hoe to attend ceremony to give out aid to the Orang Asli community at Desa Anggerik, Serendah.
5.00pm: PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Zaid Ibrahim's wife will attend hi-tea with women leaders at the party's operation centre in Kuala Kubu Baru.

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