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Despite having signed a common agreement within Pakatan Harapan, a Sarawak DAP member has lambasted PKR for being "selfish and self-serving" in announcing their candidates for the forthcoming Sarawak state elections. "PKR is totally selfish and self-serving. If their success was so dismal, look to your partner in DAP to overcome your weakness," Petra Jaya DAP Socialist Youth publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa said in a statement today.

PKR announced its candidacies for so many seats so early, without any discussion with the other parties in Pakatan Harapan, Aziz complained, adding that PKR also refused to give up any seat in Sarawak, "despite losing". "(This) shows how arrogant and uncooperative it is. "Maybe PKR does not even have the intention to negotiate in the first place, it just bulldozes because it is so desperate. "So three-cornered fights are imminent," Aziz said.

PKR is also difficult to approach, he added, because of "its brainless brain and ego". Aziz, who is also special assistant to Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen, challenged PKR to let DAP contest some of the seats that are traditionally PKR seats in Sarawak, adding that perhaps a few three-cornered fights in

ALOR MERAH : Unable to control himself, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah today teared up at his late mother's grave at Tanah Perkuburan Islam Alor Merah.

Ahmad Bashah spent about 30 minutes visiting the grave of late Che Liah Hassan after the swearing-in ceremony at Istana Anak Bukit, earlier today.

Che Liah had passed away in June, 2013.

Ahmad Bashah was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Hizam Awang Ahmad and their children.

At the tahlil prayers at the graveyard

ALOR SETAR : Kedah Menteri Besar-designate Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah has resigned as the deputy minister of domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism and as a senator with immediate effect.

He said he sent the letter of resignation as the deputy minister to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the letter of resignation as a senator to the President of the Dewan Negara.

"It is official that I have given up the two posts. My term of senatorship is not over yet, but tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR : Kedah state secretary Datuk Bakar Din announced Bakar Bata state assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah as the new menteri besar of Kedah following the resignation of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir today.

Ahmad is expected to be sworn-in as the menteri besar at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Setar at 10am tomorrow.

Here is his reaction to his appointment as the MB.


ALOR SETAR : Bakar Bata Assemblyman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah was today sworn-in as Kedah Menteri Besar at Istana Anak Bukit here.

Ahmad Bashah, 66, who is the 12th Menteri Besar of Kedah, took his oath before the Kedah Council of Regency, which is chaired by Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah.

The council members present were Tan Sri Tunku Hamid Thani Sultan Badlishah and Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

Also present were assemblymen and

ALOR SETAR : Newly-appointed mentri besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, will tender his resignation as senator and deputy minister.

"I'm thankful to the Sultan and the Regency Council for consenting to my appointment as Mentri Besar.

"l also wish to thank Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for recommending my name to the Sultan," Ahmad Bashah told a press conference hours after State Secretary Datuk Bakar Din announced that he would take over the state's top job from Datuk Seri

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on all quarters, from the top leadership to the grassroots, to stay united to ensure that Sarawak will retain under the Barisan Nasional (BN) rule.

He said personal ambitions or interests should not be the factors that would obstruct BN's success in retaining power in Sarawak and ensuring the wellbeing of the people.

"Soon, we will face the Sarawak State Election. I want all quarters, from the top leadership to the grassroots, to stay

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