THE Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Wong Chin Huat on the exciting contest in Johor this coming general election. Will Pakatan Rakyat (PR) make significant inroads in this Barisan Nasional (BN) bastion? Or is BN support in Johor just too strong to overcome?
YET again, in the tussle over “Allah” and Malay-language Bibles, the Umno-led Barisan Nasional government shows how unclear it is about what it means to respect the religious rights of non-Muslims.
DATUK Seri Najib Razak called the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election a referendum on his premiership. The justification was rather obvious as it was formerly a Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold with an ethnic composition mirroring Peninsula Malaysia’s. The campaign was largely fought by Umno, even though the BN’s candidate was from MIC. Sibu has also been […]
KUCHING, 15 April 2009: Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) has the right to propose its representatives at the federal level, but the prime minister had exercised his prerogative on the cabinet appointment based on how the country should be administered, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said today. “I am not normally inclined to suggest […]
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 […]
KUCHING, 5 March 2009: Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth has formed a working committee chaired by Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth head Mong Dagang to garner support from young voters in the 7 April Batang Ai by-election. Fadillah Yusof, the state BN Youth and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief said their main role […]
KUCHING, 4 March 2009: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is expected to finalise its candidate for the Batang Ai state seat, which fell vacant following the death of its assemblyperson Datuk Dublin Unting Ingkot, in the next few days. PRS president Datuk Seri Dr James Jemut Masing said several possible candidates have been identified and it […]
KUCHING, 25 Feb 2009: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) will assist the Barisan Nasional (BN) election machinery to retain the Batang Ai state constituency in the upcoming by-election following the death of assemblyperson Datuk Dublin Unting Ingkot. SUPP president and Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said today the state’s second largest […]
SIBU, 23 Jan 2009: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) veteran Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck today announced his resignation as its assistant publicity secretary, a post he had been holding since 1991. He told reporters here that he resigned as he could no longer function effectively in the post. He said he was very […]
KUCHING, 10 Dec 2008: The forthcoming Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) triennial delegates’ conference (TDC) this weekend is expected to see a keen contest for all positions in the Youth and Women’s wings. The contest for the top leadership in Youth Wing will see a two-cornered fight between Batu Lintang branch Youth chief Sih Hua […]