IS there any incentive for Utusan Malaysia to stop reporting in a way that is racially polarising, defamatory and damaging to the nation? It would seem that the answer is ‘no’, not when Umno wants to bail out the ethno-nationalist paper, even at a cost to public interest and the nation.
What exactly is Umno’s stand on Malay rights group Perkasa? At one time, Umno leaders appeared to lend Perkasa their tacit support. But recently, a few have sought to dissociate Umno from the group. Is there a real split in the party over Perkasa, or is Umno just weighing its rhetoric carefully? However it plays out, Perkasa seems to have caught Umno between a rock and a hard place.
FORMER prime ministers Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, when he was still deputy premier, have all proclaimed Malaysia to be an Islamic state. Despite that, most Umno parliamentarians have avoided answering the question, “Do you think Malaysia should be a secular or an […]
PONTIAN Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Ahmad Maslan’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Ahmad Maslan Constituency: Pontian Party: Umno Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: Deputy minister in the prime minister’s department Party position: Information chief Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: […]
KUALA KRAI, 26 June 2009: The door to discussion is always open if PAS wanted to proceed with the idea of forming a unity government, said Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan. He said although the proposal had been shot down by the Pakatan Rakyat, which also involves the DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Umno did […]
KOTA BARU, 1 June 2009: Sleeping in people’s homes and tapping rubber together with villagers will be among the methods used by the Umno information machinery to gain voters’ support in the 14 July Manik Urai by-election. Umno information head Ahmad Maslan said Barisan Nasional (BN) workers must experience the hardship of people, who are […]