Archive | January, 2009

“Advantageous” to postpone BN convention

“Advantageous” to postpone BN convention

(clock image © Ilker / sxc.hu) KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Jan 2009: Some Barisan Nasional (BN) component leaders prefer letting the new Umno leadership, to be elected in March, take charge of the BN convention which aims to repair the coalition’s tattered image. This means that the convention could be postponed to after February, once Umno […]

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54 localities are dengue hotspots

PUTRAJAYA, 30 Jan 2009: Fifty-four areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang and Perak have been identified as dengue hotspots. Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said these areas were not free of dengue although it had been a month since the first case was reported. An area should be free of new dengue […]

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Seven-hour closure of Pagoh R&R on 3 Feb

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Jan 2009: The Pagoh rest and service area at Km 135 of the North-South Expressway (south-bound) will be closed for seven hours from 9am on 3 Feb, Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Bhd (Plus) said. It said in a statement that the closure was to pave the way for maintenance works on the facility. […]

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Umno’s disciplinary problems

Umno’s disciplinary problems

(© Kriss Szkurlatowski / sxc.hu) THE call by Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Ismail, chairperson of Umno’s disciplinary tribunal, for the party to disband its youth, wanita and puteri wings, has drawn much flak. Even though Rithauddeen made this suggestion as a measure to curb corruption, the party’s senior leaders, including president-elect Datuk Seri Najib […]

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Candidates will meet state delegates next month

SEPANG, 30 Jan 2009: Candidates contesting for posts at the Umno elections in March will get to meet delegates from the states starting next month, said Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib. “Umno headquarters is preparing the schedule for the meetings assisted by the 13 state liaison committees,” he said after presenting hampers […]

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Nik Aziz: Umno losing its “gravitational pull”

KOTA BARU, 30 Jan 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat described the ongoing development in Umno as a sign that the party was losing its “gravitational pull”. The Kelantan Menteri Besar said if Umno were a tree, it was already reaching its wilting point. “There is no more gravitational pull in […]

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