Tag: Barisan Nasional

Johor by-elections: Pakatan ahead of Barisan in a poll

Pakatan Harapan is leading with 53 per cent support against 44 per cent for the Barisan Nasional in the Tanjung Piai by-elections, according to a poll by the Institute Darul Ehsan (IDE). The voters go to poll tomorrow and there is a trend in favour...

Can the Khat controversy turn the tide for Pakatan in the Johor by-elections?

A report has surfaced saying the Barisan Nasional candidate in the Tanjung Piai by-election in Johor, Wee Jeck Seng, wrote a note on Facebook expressing the Malaysian Chinese Association's opposition to the Jawi, or Islamic calligraphy. In the post, Wee had said: "MCA unites to...

Voters vow to punish Mahathir’s Pakatan government in Johor by-election

The Pakatan Harapan government is finding it tough to get back the support it garnered last year in Johor that helped it overthrow the Umno government. In 2018 it got a majority of 64% of Chinese voters on its side and 32% of Malay-Muslims gave significant support to Pakatan to...

Infighting rocks Umno with Najib at the centre of a split among leaders

Two Umno members and ex-ministers under Najib Razak are pouring scorn on party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for giving the ex-PM a political lifeline. The two ex-top party leaders are saying the party's supreme council did not approve of Najib's return to active and to...

Netizens View: Malaysia Airlines personify worst case of crony capitalism

By Veronica Cordoba Netizens in Malaysia are not always kind to the turbulent Malaysia Airlines which is facing difficulties to re-establish it's dominance in the highly competitive industry. Economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram on June 28 says given the capital-intensive nature of the airline business...

Three big reasons Barisan Nasional won Semenyih from Pakatan Harapan

OH no, not again! Another sucker punch on the nose for the Malaysian government. In a very demoralising blow to Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, the Barisan Nasional (BN) surprisingly wrested the weekend’s Selangor state by-election in Semenyih, even though PH is now in...

Malay Tsunami in Malaysia: A 10% Malay swing possible

How much of a Malay swing against the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) is needed for the opposition Pakatan Harapan to win the upcoming General Elections in Malaysia? This has been the question asked by many, though on the ground, there is a feel that the...

Umno still popular with Malays, but will PAS be enough?

The United Malays National Organisation or Umno - the only political party that defends the Malays and Malay language but has an English name in Malaysia - is still very influential among the Malays. But the question is whether its strength, added with the Islamists,...

Another try at it and Anwar may end Barisan’s rule, says party

Saying that it is Anwar Ibrahim and not Mahathir Mohamad or Lim Kit Siang and not even the Islamists from the PAS that has weakened the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak, thus the former should be the next Prime Minister is absolutely correct. Amid...

Why Pakatan should say no to Hindraf

Hindraf - the Hindu action force group supposedly defending the rights of Indians in Malaysia - is said to have made a statement in which it wishes to join the ranks of the Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) opposition coalition. Political analysts, divided on the issue of...