Category Archives: UMNO

Open your mansion to the poor, Ku Nan told

Here’s the irony – a minister who dwells in the comforts of a palatial home has vowed to rid Kuala Lumpur of those deprived of a roof over their heads. The former carpet merchant-turned-politician courted brickbats when he warned that … Continue reading

Posted in PKR Updates, UMNO

DAP: Najib should drop Zahid from cabinet

DAP national vice-chairperson Teresa Kok today called on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to either drop Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi from the cabinet, or at least change the latter’s portfolio, labeling Ahmad Zahid as the most “unsuitable home minister … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Umno Baru’s Islam is a sham

By Mariam Mokhtar When religious officials were given free rein to abuse their positions, Malaysia quickly descended into a country with hypocritical Muslims placing more importance on rituals rather than the teachings and spirit of Islam. In Umno Baru’s version … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, UMNO

Explain five-day Gold Coast trip, DAP MPs tell Muhyiddin

By PATHMA SUBRAMANIAM KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 — Two DAP lawmakers demanded today Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin come clean on his 2012 working trip to Australia, after documents purportedly of the deputy prime minister’s itinerary surfaced on the Internet recently … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

When senior politicians dilly-dally and delay the exposure of scandals

     By Mariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is being rather disingenuous. Why did he mention the poor education standard, the lack of fluency in English and the division of race and religion, only now, 57 years after Merdeka? … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Umno Baru politician by day, Mat Rempit by night

By Mariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: The real motive for the continual violence orchestrated by Umno Baru is usually hidden. Most of us have been called worse than “celaka”. However mad we may have felt, we did not lead a mob, baying … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Oh, Bung, Bung, Bung. Your wife can but Teresa cannot!

Ace Emerson QUICK TAKE: There was a time when men attending formal events were required to put on suit jackets and ties whereas women must wear evening dresses. But determining what is deemed an appropriate dress code is becoming trickier … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO, Women's rights

‘Mukhriz, take your eyes off Dyana’s clothes’

Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir has been told to take his eyes off DAP Teluk Intan candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud’s dressing. It is totally “unbefitting” of Mukhriz to take cheap shots at Dyana’s campaign posters, as if there is … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Teluk Intan and the divine right of rulers

By John Mallot COMMENT In ancient days, kings claimed that they had a divine right to rule, and that they were accountable only to God. They thought that they and the country were one and the same, and that everything … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

No Rahman, Dyana’s more than a pretty face

MALAYSIKINI YOURSAY ‘Dyana’s appearance is irrelevant. What is important is what she represents.’ Rahman: Only the crass vote for a pretty face Gerard Lourdesamy: Better to vote for a “pretty face” than the ugly Umno gangsters, thugs, mobsters and rioters … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Dirty campaign in full swing with fake bikini photo

TELUK INTAN A fake bikini photograph of DAP candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, which first appeared on the Internet, has re-emerged in a number of Malay villages a week into the Teluk Intan by-election campaign. DAP’s Pasir Pinji assemblyperson Lee … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Rahman: Only the crass vote for a pretty face

TELUK INTAN Only stupid people would vote for a candidate just because she is pretty, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan. Without naming names, Abdul Rahman urged Teluk Intan voters not to make political choices … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

We need more Dyanas in Malaysian politics, says Marina

  Despite the criticism surrounding Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir has praised the DAP candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election for sticking to her guns, and questioned the Barisan Nasional on its lack of young, … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

KJ says sorry privately, DAP says no cure

DAP has rejected the olive branch held out by Khairy Jamaluddin, who said he apologised privately on the social media to a DAP leader over the damage done to the opposition party’s signboard by Umno Youth members. Instead, DAP party … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Kit Siang dubs Muhyiddin ‘patron of hooliganism’ over defence of rowdy protest

By BOO SU-LYN DAP adviser Lim expressed shock at Muhyiddin’s remarks made earlier this morning. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa   TELUK INTAN, May 23 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang branded Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today a “patron of … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Why is Dyana Sofya a threat to Umno?

Malaysian Insider It is just supposed to be a parliamentary by-election but the battle for Teluk Intan is now between Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud (pic) and Umno, which appears to be rattled by her candidacy on a DAP ticket. She … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Guan Eng blasts KJ for ‘beauty pageant’ remark

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has questioned why the Teluk Intan by-election had taken a “sexist” approach compared to the current Bukit Gelugor campaign in Penang. He said he has been receiving complaints that BN has turned the by-election … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

‘Shahrizat warned me not to be a traitor’

TELUK INTAN Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil warned DAP’s Teluk Intan by-election candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud not to become a traitor while shaking the latter’s hands at the nomination centre in Teluk Intan this morning. Dyana told reporters … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Shahrizat an example of how Umno has failed women, says Dyana Sofya

By ANISAH SHUKRY Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud says that DAP‎ honoured all women instead of belittling their achievement. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 18, 2014. DAP’s Teluk Intan candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud ‎today hit back‎ at Datuk Seri … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Learn from my Umno mum, Dyana tells Shahrizat

DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, whose Teluk Intan candidacy has been belittled by Umno Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, has asked the veteran politician to learn from her underling – Dyana’s mother. “I ask that she learns from my mother … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

DAP taking a risk fielding Dyana, says her Umno mum

Yammy Samat (left) fully supports her daughter Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud’s move to contest as a DAP candidate in Teluk Intan. Yammy is an Umno member. — TRP pic by SM Amin By SM AMIN TELUK INTAN: DAP’s Teluk Intan … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, UMNO

Hisham zips lip on why RM100mil spent on rail link

Putrajaya had spent RM100 million to link KLIA and KLIA2 by rail and will charge users RM2 one way, because it is a form of public transport, said acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. Speaking to reporters after visiting the Express … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Hello Dr Mahathir, did people vote BN because of money then?

Hazlan Zakaria QUICK TAKE: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the rakyat often vote the wrong people into power because of short-sightedness and self-serving considerations like money. So the question is – was BN then voted in because of that … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad, UMNO

Make excuses, and find scapegoats

By Mariam Mokhtar One of the oaths that an Umno Baru minister takes is: “Never Apologise. Make excuses. Find scapegoats.” Actually this is not quite true, but from what we see of our ministers, there might be some truth in … Continue reading

Posted in MH370, UMNO

Bar Council: Obama believes Najib a moderate, but Umno, others a hindrance

Malaysian police and Secret Service vehicles escorting United States President Barack Obama’s motorcade after a town-hall meeting with Asean youth at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Representatives from Malaysian civil rights groups also met the American president … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, UMNO