Tag: Barisan Nasional

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...

After Penang Umno, PAS Kedah suffers ‘stormy’ annual meeting

The UMNO and the PAS now has one thing in common: Freak storms! The Islamists holding their annual general meeting called 'Muktamar' in the state of Kedah last weekend saw a freak storm destroy part of their installations and tents, injuring 18 people in the...

Najib puts Islamist party in a fix

The Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) is in a fix as it will have to wait for a longer time before it sees the realisation of its political dream of getting the Hudud (Islamic laws) to be implemented in Kelantan. This after PAS president Datuk Seri...

No worries for Najib to go to polls: Wood

CLSA‘s 'well-respected' equity strategist Christopher Wood believes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is safe to call for general elections as the economy reels on its latest performances. Wood said the Malaysian economy is looking better as the 1MDB storm passes and Prime Minister Najib Razak...