Same old, same old
THE front page of Sabah’s Daily Express newspaper yesterday screamed “No 20pc oil royalty for now”.In a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng delivered bad ne...
An open letter to Dr M and PH
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) together with Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim) and Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM), hereby call on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and ...
'Undi 18' – a prophecy
LETTER | The success of the "Undi18" promise by the new government indeed is worthy of celebration.
Barisan Nasional has no appeal to youth
COMMENT | There was a stage, when the average tenure of the cabinet members in BN, just before the retirement of Dr Mahathir Mohamed in October 2003, was close to 18 years.
Selangor PAS and Umno upbeat about collaboration
KLANG: Selangor Umno and PAS are confident that their political collaboration can help initiate a power shift in support for both parties in the state in the next general election, says state Umno secretary Datuk Nasaruddin M. Zin.
Young voters likely to rule the roost in GE15
PETALING JAYA: An Umno-PAS pact will pose a challenge to Pakatan Harapan, but it’s the millions of predominantly young Malaysians casting their ballots for the first time in the next general election who hold the keys to victory.
Kit Siang echoes Mahathir, urges PH to unite
PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today echoed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders to close ranks and stop infighting in order to avoid the fa...
Undi 18 winners and losers
COMMENTARY, July 19 — Islamist party PAS and its political opposite DAP are seen as the two parties that will benefit the most when the Undi 18 is gazetted into law.
What to expect when Undi 18 is made into law
COMMENTARY, July 18 ― The Malaysian political landscape is about to undergo a drastic change with the addition of some seven million new voters aged between 18 and 21 in the next general election du...
Younger, fresher politics
IF the bill reducing the voting age from 21 to 18 passes in Parliament, one group of voters for GE15 could be as young as 15 years old today.
Bersatu man echoes Mukhriz's 'no-contest' call
Bersatu supreme council member Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (photo, above) has supported the stance of party deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir, who said that Bersatu grassroots do not want the three top p...
Hadi trying to be Nik Aziz, says academic
PETALING JAYA: An academic has speculated that PAS is seeking to shed its conservative image in order to make inroads into Sabah, Sarawak and those parts of Peninsular Malaysia where it lacks influenc...
To reform or not to reform
BASED on the GE14 result, there are 77 MP seats in Peninsular Malaysia and 13 MP seats in Sabah and Sarawak that did not return a majority winner.
Umno must get ready for snap GE, says Ku Li
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ― Chairman of the Umno Council of Advisors Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah called on party members to prepare themselves for an early 15th general election, even though the curr...
‘Keep racial problems in check’
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to introduce reforms can be derailed if racial and religious problems in the country go unchecked, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Nazri: MCA stayed in BN because Umno is strong
KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― Umno lawmaker Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the Malay nationalist party is still “very strong”, which is why MCA chose to remain in Barisan Nasional (BN). The Padang Rengas...
Umno-PAS ‘marriage’: PH should be concerned
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) should be worried about the alliance of Umno and PAS, the two biggest Malay-based parties in Malaysia, despite what their leaders may say to downplay the potential ...
Umno-Pas alliance could be ‘deadly’
ADUN SPEAKS | From the Pakatan Harapan perspective, the recent two by-elections one in Cameron Highlands and Semenyih are nothing extraordinary.