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Squaring Najib’s statements on “pendatang” and the Malay agenda

Squaring Najib’s statements on “pendatang” and the Malay agenda

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently told Chinese Malaysians they are “citizens with full rights” and that those who call them pendatang are “lunatics”. But how do Chinese Malaysians having “full rights” accord with the “Malay agenda” that Najib also claims to champion? To what threat is Najib referring when he warns Malay Malaysians that they may become squatters in their own land? And what has Najib said previously about organisations such as Perkasa that have openly chastised Chinese Malaysians for being ungrateful to the Umno-led government?

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History a pass subject, but whose version?

History a pass subject, but whose version?

At Umno’s recent 61st general assembly, the prime minister advised the nation to stop questioning Malaysia’s “social contract”. This was swiftly followed a clearly political decision requiring SPM takers to pass History from 2013. But whose version of history will this be?

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Will Najib succeed?

Will Najib succeed?

Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a press conference after the closing of the general assembly “THIS 60th Umno general assembly is among the best I have attended,” party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak declared in his winding up speech today, 16 Oct 2009. “This assembly has made the most significant, […]

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Delegates propose Umno Foundation, Dewan Ulamak

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Oct 2009: An Umno Foundation should be established to provide financial aid to needy members, especially to help them pay their medical bills and children’s education, the Umno general assembly heard today.    A delegate from Penang, Shabudin Yahaya, said although many foundations had already been formed, they did not operate in […]

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All about Umno

All about Umno

ONE event above all others held the attention of the Malay-language press from 23 to 29 March 2009: the 59th Umno general assembly. Commentary dwelt on the need for new party leaders to secure public confidence, expressed unabashed confidence in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s impending rule, and looked forward to the challenges facing Umno in […]

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Keep family spirit alive in Umno: Abdullah (Updated)

(Updated 4pm. 28 March 2009) KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who handed over the Umno presidency to Datuk Seri Najib Razak today, called on party members to safeguard unity and keep family spirit alive. The prime minister also reminded them not to betray the party, and to cease spreading lies […]

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