COURT THROWS OUT MUSA’S LEGAL CHALLENGE

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here has dismissed an application by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and 32 assemblymen to seek a judicial review on the Head of State’s decision to dissolve the state assembly on July 30. Judicial Commissioner Leonard David Shim struck out the application on…

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Malaysian Anti Hop Initiative

Maybe time for less talk and more action? Watch this video from a Sabahan by the name of Daryl Webber. In it he tries to demystify the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION in regards to the perceived difficulty in preventing party hopping in Malaysia. However 41 countries including commonwealth do have these preventive…

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Sabah’s 16th State Election on Sept 26

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will hold its 16th state election on Sept 26, says the Election Commission (EC). Nomination day has been set for Sept 12 and early voting will be on Sept 22. EC deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom at a press conference said after chairing a special meeting for…

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Court to give decision on Friday Aug 21

It was a bit of anti-climax when the high court set the date after 4 hours of hearing to the submissions from both parties. The High Court is to rule on Aug 21 whether the decision of the Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly on July 30…

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Updated Criteria & Classification

After much deliberation and reading feedbacks from our readers, we have decided to classify our hopping politicians into 2 types of frogs - Party frogs and Coalition frogs. Party Frogs Party frogs are individuals who received election mandate from the people but then switched parties. Coalition Frogs Coalition frogs remained…

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Frog politics and the stalling of development in Sabah

Dr Firdausi SuffianPenganalisis Ekonomi dan Polisi Politik, Universiti Teknologi MARA THERE is a broad consensus among analysts, the main political problem in Sabah is sudden switching side or dubbed as frog politics (politik katak). There is even a specific name to that ‘froglician’ (frog + politician). In a Westminster system…

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The Frogs Might Still Get Their Day

The Election Commission (EC) will have to wait until Aug 17th before knowing if there will be a snap election in Sabah as the High Court will determine whether the recent decision of the Sabah Yang Dipertua Negri to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly is justiciable then. Sabah CM caretaker…

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List update: Photo included

Of the many, many requests that we received ever since we launched this website the majority of them is to include photos next to the names of the individuals on our list. Well actually if you click on any of the name, there is a photo of them on their…

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Musa & Gang Suing Sabah’s TYT

The lawyers for the assemblymen are expected to argue that the Governor did not dissolve the assembly in accordance with the requirements of the Sabah Constitution under Article 21(2) and also the spirit of Article 7(1) on a Chief Minister losing the majority support. The 33 assemblymen named Juhar as…

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Two frogs on the news

So 2 of the latest amphibians made some headlines for the past few days. Inanam ex-assemblyman and sacked Sabah PKR vice chief Kenny Chua says he switched sides because of his loyalty to Mahathir and also says the authorities are free to check his bank accounts if they suspect he…

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