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KUALA LUMPUR - Lim Guan Eng should know why he has faced problems entering schools, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon (pic).

Chong claimed the Penang Chief Minister had used school functions to speak about politics and to criticise the Federal Government.

Lim, who wanted to visit SJKC Kampung Sungai Lembu on Sept 8 to hand over a cheque to the school's board of governors, questioned why a chief minister was not allowed to enter the school and the need for him to obtain permission from the Education Minister to do so.

"He has hurled baseless allegations, especially against the Education Ministry, and the state education department merely wanted to prevent the school from being used as a platform for a political attack.

"He should know why he was not allowed to enter a school while other chief ministers, MPs and assemblymen have no problems," Chong told reporters at Wisma MCA here on Monday.

Chong said that while the Education Ministry welcomed allocations to schools from state governments, it was not a licence for them to attack the ministry.

Earlier on Monday, Penang Education director Shaari Osman said prior permission had to be obtained by mentri besar or

PEKAN - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) still had time to fine-tune and perfect their machinery before the 14th general election.

The Prime Minister who is also UMNO president said from the feedback he gathered through the UMNO Delegates Conferences nationwide, the party machinery's level of preparedness was good but added that there was still room to improve and ensure that BN would win big and maintain the mandate.

"Our situation from the aspect of

BUKIT MERTAJAM - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today the time has come for the people of Permatang Pauh to switch their support to the Barisan Nasional.

He advised them to elect a BN representative there in the next general election, saying the reformation they had been fighting for in the past 17 years ended when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a U-turn to join the opposition.

Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have been clamouring for a reformation after Dr Mahathir sacked

JASIN - The Malays in this country should he wary of individuals with "Si Kitol" and "Raja Mendeliar" traits trying to cause disunity in the community, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to Sejarah Melayu (The Malay Annals), Si Kitol and Raja Mendeliar were treacherous, divisive individuals in 16th century Melaka, causing a situation that left Melaka vulnerable to the invading Portuguese, which led to the collapse of the Melaka Sultanate.

Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA - Umno and most of the Barisan Nasional component parties have submitted a shortlist of candidates for the 14th general election and have handed the list to the party and coalition leaderships for consideration, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The choice of candidates is ultimately the prerogative of party president and coalition chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said Dr Ahmad Zahid, the Umno vice-president and Barisan deputy chairman.

“Datuk Seri

TEMERLOH - It is the responsibility of Umno members to de­­fend the party from attacks by for­­­­mer leaders, said party vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Likening Umno to a house, he said those who al­­ready left were now trying to des­­troy the home in which they once resided.

“As warriors, we shouldn't just stand behind our leaders. We must stand by their side with our spears, lances and sniper rifles,” he said at the opening of the Temerloh Umno division delegates meeting

SHAH ALAM - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today stated that attempts by a former leader to drive a wedge between him and Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi would not work as he had full confidence in his deputy.

They had been through both the good and bad times since 1986, said Najib, referring to the time he was Culture, Youth and Sports Minister before Ahmad Zahid joined him as his political secretary.

Besides that, Najib, who is also UMNO president , said he had once helped Ahmad

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