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30 Per Cent Of Umno Branches Complete Annual Meetings

ALOR GAJAH — About 30 per cent of the over 20,000 Umno branches in the country have completed their annual meetings, said Umno executive secretary Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh (rpt) Yusoh. He said all the meetings had proceeded smoothly and the problems raised had been resolved amicably. “The problems, including on the procedure of the [...]

AirAsia X CEO finds backing from Najib’s brother for ‘speaking his mind’ on Utusan

KUALA LUMPUR — Once scorched for speaking his mind, Azran Osman Rani earned high praise today from CIMB Group CEO Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, who commended the AirAsia X chief executive’s forthright manner as the “mark of a leader”. The captain of the long-haul budget airline, which will be making its market debut next month, [...]

Gerakan pleads for BN to open up direct membership

KUALA LUMPUR ― Barisan Nasional (BN) must consider letting people join directly and without regard to ethnicity if the coalition wished to survive future elections, Gerakan said today, cautioning that young voters were increasingly turned off by the race-based parties. The party’s acting president, Datuk Chang Ko Youn, said the result of the May 5 [...]

Voting denial proves phantom voters, integrity of ICs in doubt, says Rafizi

PETALING JAYA — PKR’s Rafizi Ramli today offered proof of phantom voters, which he alleged was widespread fraud that could potentially “discredit” the recently-concluded general election, besides put the integrity of Malaysia’s identity card in doubt. “The moment you have similar IC used by different people, so much so that the genuine or actual person [...]

Flights for voters ‘normal’, paid for by friends of BN, says Tengku Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR — Umno acknowledged today the existence of flights ferrying voters to key states, but said it was part of the party’s “get out the vote” campaign. Party secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor also said the flights were paid for by “friends” of Barisan Nasional (BN), Reuters reported this evening. He denied [...]

Indelible ink won’t come off, says EC

KUALA LUMPUR — The Election Commission (EC) rubbished today claims that motor oil or other substances could be used to remove the ink stain marking voters who have cast their ballots, in the wake of concern that the ink may not be as indelible as said. Reports of the oil-based lubricant as well as egg [...]

Anwar says votes not guaranteed despite huge ceramah turnouts

PETALING JAYA — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim admitted today that the huge turnouts at Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) rallies may not necessarily translate to votes. The PKR de facto leader, however, said the large numbers could reflect some “measure of enthusiasm” that can be taken as a positive sign for the federal opposition pact [...]

GE13: PAS mulls changing the weekend

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS, which is pushing for the implementation of hudud, now says it is considering Friday to replace Sunday as the weekend if Pakatan Rakyat comes into power. PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa said, however, it was important for Pakatan to capture Putrajaya first before it carries out the move. “Let us take over [...]

For BN, little hope of Chinese votes in Election 2013

KUALA LUMPUR — For Barisan Nasional (BN) the Chinese vote appears a lost cause in Election 2013, as old fears about race riots and political instability have given way to equal access to business and education opportunities. Prominent businessman Stanley Thai is just one of many Chinese businessmen — a traditional vote bank for BN [...]

GE13: Najib – Opposition’s conflicting stand on hudud shows lack of credibility

  Najib having breakfast with the people of Pekan. PEKAN: PAS and DAP’s conflicting stands on hudud show that the Pakatan Rakyat partners have no credibility, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. He said PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din had already said the party would implement hudud but DAP was [...]

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