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Direct BN membership

Direct BN membership

WILL direct membership into Barisan Nasional (BN) really help boost support for the ruling coalition? Or are there more pitfalls than advantages? Politicians from various parties have weighed in, and while it is viewed as a workable strategy, the move could potentially harm BN’s internal cohesiveness. Drawing more support from outside the coalition through this […]

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Approval for Umno constitutional amendments

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Oct 2009: The Umno special general assembly today changed the rules of election for party posts by making it more open and abolishing the nomination quota system to stamp out money politics. The special assembly, which began at 12.20pm, ended an hour later with the delegates unanimously approving the proposed amendments tabled […]

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Cabinet line-up: See PM if dissatisfied (Updated)

Updated 4:51pm, 13 April 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April 2009: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has asked Barisan Nasional (BN) component leaders who have any complaints about their representation in the cabinet line-up to see the prime minister. He said such a matter should not be discussed openly as they should respect the […]

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BN components’ cabinet representation

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April 2009: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties have more or less retained their respective quota of positions in the new cabinet and administration line-up announced today by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. In the new cabinet which has 28 ministers, four less than the 32 of the previous cabinet, Umno has […]

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Lift Ahmad Ismail’s suspension, delegate says

Lift Ahmad Ismail’s suspension, delegate says

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2009: An Umno Youth delegate wants the party to lift the suspension of former Bukit Bendera division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail who was penalised for making racist remarks. Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said, a delegate from Permatang Pauh, said this during the debate session of the Youth wing’s general assembly today. Mohd […]

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BN component parties may emulate Umno

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 March 2009: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s call for a review in the selection of Umno leaders is likely to be followed by other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, analysts said. The deputy prime minister has proposed that the right to choose party leaders be given to a greater number of members to […]

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