Entry ban for Peninsula-based politicians lifted

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s new Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has ordered an immediate lift on the entry ban for Nurul Izzah and other Peninsula-based political figures. This is part of his directives after being briefed by Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman at the Sabah State Administrative Complex here. Shafie also told the […]

GE14: Give state BN strong mandate — Awg Tengah

LIMBANG: The coming general election is a time for Sarawakians to make a choice between a former prime minister who was known for centralisation of power in Putrajaya, who is now the opposition leader, and caretaker prime minister who supports decentralisation and the giving back of eroded powers and rights to Sarawak. Deputy Chief Minister […]

Zahid: BN candidates to be best reps for the people

KUALA BERANG: The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates for the general election on May 9 will be the best representatives for the people based on the information from intelligence and independent agencies and not on the potential candidates’ wishes, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said many potential candidates would feel […]

PBS considers Matunggong seat tussle solved

PENAMPANG: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) today expressed deep regret and disappointment over a senior leader’s formula to recapture Matunggong for Barisan Nasional. Describing the formula as “uncalled for”, PBS Deputy President Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili said the announcement had caused great unhappiness amongst the grassroot, urging the party to fly its own […]

Fire safety checks done at all polling, counting centres

  PUTRAJAYA: The Fire and Rescue Department has conducted checks on fire safety at all the polling stations and vote-counting centres for the 14th general election, said its director-general, Datuk Seri Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. He said the department checked the fire-safety systems and the exit routes of these premises, many of which are schools. “We conducted the checks […]

Voting on a working day is nothing new – EC

  PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) welcomes the announcement by the government that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election (GE14), has been fixed as a public holiday to enable Malaysians to fulfill their responsibility as voters. In a statement issued today, EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah pointed out that having the […]

Exodus of Umno Sepanggar members has no impact on party – Rahman

SEPANGGAR: Minister In The Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the exodus of 150 members from Umno Sepanggar (which included seven of the division’s main players) will not affect the party. He described all the party members who left the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) as ‘opportunists’. He also […]