The problem is not so much what to do with Najib. If Najib were to be ousted, just like Pak Lah was soon after the 2008 general election, then Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin would automatically take over as Prime Minister. The problem is: who would then become the new Deputy Prime Minister? By convention, once the Prime Minister retires/resigns/dies and the Deputy Prime Minister takes over, then one of the three Vice Presidents of Umno becomes the new Deputy Prime Minister. And who would this person be?
Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior or superior.
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will protect vernacular schools from being abolished after suggestions were made that their continued existence had affected national unity and contributed to Chinese voters overwhelmingly backing the opposition, the DAP said today.
(TMI) - An evangelical church group’s Facebook message calling Christians to pray for “Allah’s blessings” on the country has riled up a group of Muslim lawyers who are demanding state Islamic bodies act against what they have branded a “criminal” offence against their creed.
After a week of speculation, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim finally received his appointment letter from Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah this morning and was sworn in for his second term as state mentri besar.
I will conclude with three suggestions. First, in general, urban chauvinism should be avoided and resisted by all parties — politicians, pundits and especially thoughtful scholarly analysts. Simplistic portrayals of a rural-urban divide and denigration of “uninformed, uneducated” rural folks should not pass for intelligent analysis.
BN state communications chairman Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah claims that the people are fed up with PAS who didn't deliver when they were running the state.
By Azli Jamil, FMT
The people’s disillusionment over the bickering PAS administration, a well-managed campaign by Barisan Nasional and the Mukhriz Mahathir factor, are the main reasons why BN won Kedah back from Pakatan Rakyat in the 13th General Election.
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(The Star) - “We are no longer attractive to voters. We are still seen as archaic and out of touch but the changes we bring must not be merely superficial. Just changing Barisan's name is not enough. The rakyat are looking for substantial change”
(Bernama) - NEW faces from Sabah and Sarawak have been speculated will fill vacancies following the decision by Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, MCA and Gerakan not to accept any posts in the Cabinet.
The daily also quoted former PAS and PKR member Datuk Zulkifli Noordin who raised the spectre of May 13 by accusing the DAP and its veteran Lim Kit Siang of being behind Malaysia’s worst race riots.
Zurairi AR, TMI
Utusan Malaysia ran a series of stories today, repeating calls for both Umno and PAS to unite for the sake of the Malay race and Islam after the recent general election where the Malays allegedly lost their political upper hand to the Chinese.
(TMI) - Datuk Zulkifli Noordin raised the spectre of May 13 last night when he accused the DAP and Lim Kit Siang of being behind Malaysia’s worst race riots even as Umno leaders continue to blame last week’s poor election results on a “Chinese tsunami” that was fanned by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) party.
“What more does Kit Siang want? Isn’t it enough that during campaigning Kit Siang who supposedly fights for true democracy lets DAP leaders insult Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders? Isn’t he happy when DAP has succeeded in resisting PAS’s Islamic fight including for hudud?” asked Zulkiflee in his column. “So we ask, what more does Kit Siang want? Didn’t he think that what he is doing right now, including insulting Umno leaders, might incite a reaction from the Malays?” he added, warning the DAP adviser not to “play with fire” in flaming the people’s sentiments.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim vowed last night never to surrender Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) fight to ensure the pact claims its rightful place in Putrajaya, maintaining his stance that Barisan Nasional (BN) had cheated its way to victory on May 5.