KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has alleged that Prime Minister Najib Razak cheated in order to win the Pekan parliament seat in 1999.
The allegation, made in a speech at Balik Pulau on Saturday, drew a retort from Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak, who said Mahathir was “scraping the bottom of the barrel” to find something with which to paint Najib as an unworthy prime minister.
Mahathir, speaking at a rally organised by his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, said: “Najib will cheat. In 1999, when he almost lost in Pekan, he resorted to bringing in Orang Asli people and soldiers, and they were forced to support him. As a result, he won with just 200 votes.”
Salleh said Mahathir was showing how desperate he was to find issues to speak on in his campaign against Najib.
“I am not sure whether Malaysia should take seriously what Mahathir says nowadays,” he said. “For example, he said Lim Kit Siang cannot become the prime minister because his party is small. What does Mahathir mean by ‘small’? Is he talking about membership? The number of party members does not count in determining who becomes PM. It is how many seats your party wins in Parliament.” Continue reading
It’s no secret that Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, is a charming man. He’s been stealing people’s hearts from all over the world ever since he was elected, and now it looks like a few famous figures are also unable to contain their fascination with the man.
A few days ago, pictures of Ivanka Trump staring longingly at Justin Trudeau sparked a new meme suggesting that everyone had a crush on the Prime Minister.
Pictures from various times show queens, celebrities and other presidents looking captivated with Trudeau. But can you blame them? Trudeau is truly a fascinating man.
Patrick (centre) speaks at the press conference.
KUCHING: The people of Tanjong Datu are enjoying a windfall of up to RM1.5 billion in development projects, which are election campaign promises made by the federal and state governments.
Making the claim was Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) deputy president Patrick Anek Uren, who said they did not want the Tanjong Datu by-election to be won uncontested.
“Our intention is not to contest to win but to provide an opportunity for a public debate to take place on issues of common concerns to the people of Tanjong Datu and Sarawak,” Patrick told a press conference yesterday.
As a result, they had been seeing minister after minister coming over and promising many projects, with room to surpass yesterday’s latest figure of RM1.5 billion, he added. Continue reading
PETALING JAYA: The search is on for a pastor whom police say was kidnapped early yesterday morning in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.
According to police, Raymond Koh is believed to have been abducted after he was seen driving along Jalan Bahagia in a Honda Accord (ST 5515 D).
“We’re still trying to locate and rescue the victim, including hunting the suspects involved,” Selangor CID chief, SAC Fadzil Ahmat was quoted as saying by Astro Awani
As yet, there has been no ransom demand nor motive identified on the reason for the kidnapping.
“So far we do not know the motive for the kidnapping and the victim’s family members have not received any ransom demands from the kidnappers,” Fadzil said. Continue reading
PUTRAJAYA: Umno or BN will possibly win the coming general election if PAS refuses to join Pakatan Harapan and puts its candidate in three-cornered fights, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“Opposition supporters will be divided and this means that PAS will be helping Umno or BN win.
“Whichever party it is, if there is a three-cornered fight, then the intention is to help support Umno and BN.”
The former prime minister said PPBM will not beg PAS leaders to join Pakatan Harapan despite the one month which has been given for it to decide.
“We have tried to resolve this deadlock and we are patient … I don’t want to crawl and kiss the feet of the PAS leaders. Continue reading
PETALING JAYA: Global news agencies went on overdrive yesterday on the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North-Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speculating over why, how and even what had killed him at klia2.
Jong Nam’s death made prime news in major news agencies worldwide, including The Channel News Asia, Reuters and CNBC, which reported that he was poisoned by two North Korean women operatives who are still at large in Malaysia.
News agencies Mail Online and Telegraph reported that Jong Nam was “assassinated” by two women, while The Telegraph said the two women were spies who had used poisoned needles to kill Jong Nam.
Mail Online pointed out that Jong Nam’s death is the highest profile death under the Jong Un regime since the execution of the leader’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, in December 2013.
The Star also reported of bizarre speculation, with an an online news agency called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a satire site, claiming that Jong Nam had died from “unsanitary food practices” by Malaysians. Continue reading