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Umno Veterans Call For BN To Be Dissolved

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Umno Veterans Club has called on the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership to dissolve the coalition, saying that it is no longer relevant. Umno Veterans Club secretary-general, Datuk Mustapha Yaakub, said the BN leadership should dissolve the coalition as the ‘Perikatan’ spirit embodied by Umno, MCA and MIC since independence, no longer exists.…

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Eight BN Reps Sworn In As Perlis Executive Councillors

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ARAU – Eight Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblymen took their oath of office as Perlis state executive councillors today in what is seen as an end to the political crisis that had erupted over the choice of menteri besar. Only one assemblyman, Datuk Ismail Kassim of Tambun Tulang, did not attend the swearing-in before the…

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Sabah Umno: ‘Good luck’ To Former Sarawak Comrades, But We Will Remain Loyal

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Umno sent their best wishes to former Sarawak Barisan Nasional parties which have left the coalition, but insisted they themselves will remain loyal. “Good luck in your future endeavours Sarawak, but Sabah Umno will stay firm with the party,” said Sabah Umno acting chief Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak (pic). Salleh said…

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Sarawak Parties To Meet June 12 To Discuss Leaving BN

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KUCHING- Sarawak Barisan Nasional component parties will meet on June 12 to decide whether to leave the coalition. This comes after news reports that Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, also the Chief Minister, had told Barisan acting chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that PBB would be…

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Wanita Umno Chief Shahrizat Says She Won’t Defend Her Post

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PETALING JAYA- Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (pic) will not be defending her position at the coming party elections. In a statement Tuesday, she said she will not be offering to contest the position as the time has come for the party wing to be helmed by a new leader. A new…

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No End In Sight To Perlis MB Crisis, Despite Apology To State Ruler

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KANGAR- The Perlis Mentri Besar crisis is set to continue as the nine Barisan Nasional assemblymen are still refusing to endorse Datuk Seri Azlan Man (pic) as Mentri Besar. However, the assemblymen said that they will apologise to Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail – but they would still not support Azlan as…

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Umno Told To Reform, Recruit More Members With full-Time Jobs

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KUALA LUMPUR- To breath new life into Umno and for it to thrive, the 72-year-old party must recruit more ordinary members with full-time jobs, said Barisan Nasional Youth. Its executive secretary Zaidel Baharuddin, a former electronics engineer, said there is a lack of members with full-time jobs in the party’s top leadership. He pointed out…

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Former DPM Likens New Government To ‘Tempe

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KUALA LUMPUR- Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has slammed the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for its inconsistency in stating facts. He chided them for not truly fulfilling their promises, citing several examples. “As the new government, surely they are being watched. We look at this for example, when they…

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Najib Returns To Taman Duta Residence After Pekan Events

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KUALA LUMPUR- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has returned to his Taman Duta residence after attending events in Pekan, Pahang on Sunday (May 20). Accompanied by police outriders, his Toyota Vellfire was seen pulling into his house here in Jalan Langgak Duta at about 1.17pm on Monday (May 21), after he left…

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Former DPM’s Daughter Slams Online Allegation Of Millions In Bank Account

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KUALA LUMPUR- The daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has taken to social media to highlight an allegation that has been made against her family. On her Instagram @nurulzahid, Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid shared the screenshot of a Twitter post made by @PutraREFORMASI alleging that together with her father,…

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Accept Your Defeat, Warisan Tells Sabah BN And Musa

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KOTA KINABALU- Sabah Barisan Nasional and its chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman should accept their defeat in GE14 and instead play their role as an effective opposition to the Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government. Warisan permanent chairman Datuk V.K.Liew said that Musa and Barisan should swallow the “bitter pill” of defeat instead of focusing on…

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Negri’s Umno Won’t Submit Names For Party’s Top Posts

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SEREMBAN- Negri Sembilan Umno Liaison Committee has decided not to propose any names to contest for the party’s president and deputy president positions in the upcoming party polls. State Umno secretary, Datuk Hasim Rusdi said, a meeting was held three days ago and all of the state’s Umno members had agreed to let the two…

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Time For Self-Reflection For Umno – Asyraf Wajdi

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KOTA BHARU- Still reeling from the shocking loss in the recently-concluded 14th General Election (GE14), Umno leaders must now undergo self-reflection and avoid finger-pointing, said former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki. He said the defeat served as a lesson and could be a blessing disguise. “Maybe Allah wants…

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Khairy: Umno Got ‘Drunk On Kool-Aid’ And Lost GE14

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PETALING JAYA- Umno was decimated during GE14 because it had become so detached from reality that the party thought it was invincible, Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) told Channel NewsAsia (CNA). “What happened was we became delusional; we got drunk on our own Kool-Aid and we got carried away,” the Umno Uouth chief was quoted as saying.…

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Ambiga: Ensure There Is Due Process When Determining Umno’s Status

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KUALA LUMPUR- National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the government must ensure due process was followed in determining Umno’s status. “We must respect due process. What I wouldn’t like is the Registrar of Societies (ROS), perhaps being used in that process. “We need a strong opposition as much as we need…

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Two Sabah Barisan Assemblymen Meeting With Shafie

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KOTA KINABALU: Two Sabah Barisan Nasional assemblymen are currently holding closed-door discussions with Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Sabah PKR chairman Christina Liew. The two – Sebatik assemblyman Datuk Abdul Muis Picho and Tanjong Batu assemblyman Datuk Hamisah Samad – arrived at Mohd Shafie’s house here at 12.15pm on Friday…

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Sabah BN Government In Danger Of Losing Majority

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KOTA KINABALU- The Sabah Barisan Nasional government is in danger of losing its majority in the 60-seat assembly barely 12 hours after Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was sworn in at 11.15pm Thursday (May 10) in Istana Negeri. Two Sabah Umno assemblyman – Datuk Abdul Muis Picho (Sebatik) and Datuk Hamisah Samat (Tanjong Batu)…

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Najib: We Accept People’s Decision

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KUALA LUMPUR- BARISAN Nasional accepts its defeat in the 14th General Election (GE14) as the will of the people, said its chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “BN is committed to respecting the principles of a parliamentary democracy. I feel blessed to have been able to lead this country. I would like to thank all BN…

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BN Leaders Popular On Social Media Retain Seats In Midst Of Massive Swing

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KUALA LUMPUR- Having been on the receiving end of criticism, mostly from netizens, former Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan was among the few BN leaders who managed to retain his seat in Johor. The member of Parliament for Pontian thanked voters and the people in his constituency for giving him the mandate…

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Kedah BN Accepts Election Results

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ALOR STAR- Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said it accepted the 14th general election (GE14) outcome which saw the ruling coalition losing to Pakatan Harapan (PH). Bashah, who is also Kedah Umno liaison committee chairman, called for the country’s democratic system and the Constitution to be respected to preserve…

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MIC Does Poorly In GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) had one of its poorest outing in a general election; winning only two Parliament and three state seats. Yesterday dismal showing matches its worst ever, which was in 1969 general election, when it won the same number of Parliamentary and state seats. The party, one of the oldest…

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BN Will Abide By Agong’s Decision On Choice Of Government

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KUALA LUMPUR- Barisan Nasional will abide by whatever decision made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with regards to the 14th general election. In saying this, BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak also asked the people to remain calm and place their faith in the King. He said the decision now rested with the King, as…

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‘BN Johor To Cooperate In Transfer Of Power To New State Government’

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JOHOR BARU- Barisan Nasional (BN) Johor stressed that it will cooperate in the best possible way in ensuring fast and peaceful transfer of power in the state. The coalition’s state chief, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, congratulated the opposition pact in forming the new Johor state government. “Johor BN will cooperate in a best possible…

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Penang BN Chief To Quit Politics Following Huge GE14 Loss

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GEORGE TOWN- Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Teng Chang Yeow has decided to call it quits from politics, following the huge loss suffered by the coalition in the 14th General Election (GE14). He said Wednesday’s election result was even worse than the previous general election held in 2013. Teng said that a nationwide sentiment, a…

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Musa Aman Satisfied With Voting Process In Sabah

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SANDAKAN- Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman expressed satisfaction over the smooth and orderly voting process of the 14th General Election (GE14) since the morning. Musa, who is also BN candidate and incumbent for Sungai Sibuga state seat, said many had cast their votes since morning and he was confident that the…

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Actor Den Wahab Cast Vote In Bagan Datuk

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BAGAN DATUK- Local actor Den Wahab, 55, exercised his right as a voter for the 14th General Election in the Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituency today. Despite settling in Kuala Lumpur, he chose to cast his ballot in Bagan Datuk as he has been carrying out various business ventures in the constituency since 2000. “I started…

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Azwan ‘Diva AA’ Ali Casts His Vote

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GOMBAK- Controversial celebrity, Mohamed Azwan Ali or better known as Diva AA casted his vote at SK Klang Gate in Setapak, at 8.17am. Azwan, who is also an independent candidate for Bukit Antarabangsa state seat, casted his vote at channel two at the district polling center. Bukit Antarabangsa saw a five-cornered fight between incumbent, Datuk…

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Blind Amputee Determined To Vote, Son Carries Her To Centre

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RANTAU PANJANG- A blind woman who is also an amputee, was carried by her son to cast her vote at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Gual Periok voting centre, here today. Fatimah Muhammad, 72, was assisted by her son Arif Che Hamat, 40, who also cast his vote. Fatimah, who used to campaign actively at the previous…

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Ali Hamsa Inundated With Spam Calls

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PUTRAJAYA- Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said he had received 488 spam calls since this morning. He said the calls were received from 7.30am to 9.30am. “I have been receiving non-stop calls from overseas numbers and the incoming calls were every 10 to 15 seconds. “I am baffled with these…

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Fake Ballot Papers Allegedly Distributed By Handicapped Female Teenager

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PORT DICKSON- Police have confirmed receiving a report about a small commotion at Sekolah Kebangsaan Port Dickson here this morning. It was learnt that the commotion involved supporters from Barisan Nasional and PKR following to the discovery of fake ballot papers allegedly distributed by a 14-year-old OKU female teenager outside the polling centre. When contacted,…

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