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PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional members of Parliament Sunday received the fifth Parliamentary Internship Programme (Mantap) participants.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Mantap Chairman Datuk Razali Ibrahim and Barisan Nasional Backbenchers' Club(BNBBC) Chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.

89 participants were selected to join the Mantap programme this year aimed at exposing students in current affairs pertaining to the Malaysian Parliament.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) student Noorhazana Samsuddin is an intern to the prime minister while Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM) student Muhammad Yusuf Abdul Ghani to the deputy prime minister.

Razali, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister Department, said the Mantap programme received overwhelming response from the participants with  550 applications received this year.

He said the participants were given trainings and exposure in various aspects, including public speaking, grooming and budget preparation process.

"The Mantap programme, which started since 2011, has produced good results and the prime minister is very happy with the

IPOH: The Perak PAS Liaison Committee meeting Sunday unanimously urged Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa who have joined the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) to resign from their posts in PAS.

Perak PAS Commissioner Razman Zakaria said Mujahid, who is Parit Buntar MP, had been declared the Amanah vice-chairman while Mohammad Nizar, the Changkat Jering assemblyman is Amanah Central Committee member and Perak Amanah deputy chairman.

He said under the PAS

BELAGA - Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin will discuss with Sarawak BN Youth on their strategy for the Sarawak state election expected to be held early next year.

Khairy said he would meet Sarawak BN Youth leader Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof soon to discuss the matter.

"We will choose a date near to the election to launch our machinery," he told reporters after opening the Long Busang Health Clinic here Sunday.

He said various programmes and activities had been carried out

KUALA LUMPUR: Quelling talk that Umno would sack Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, the party president urged all leaders to commit to their pledge of loyalty.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who thanked his deputy and vice-president for promising to be loyal to Umno, said the two leaders had also expressed their willingness to ensure the party’s success in the next general election.

Dismissing speculation that the supreme council would be discussing the sacking of the two

BUTTERWORTH - The Penang PKR Youth and Wanita movements want Datuk Mohd Salleh Man of PAS to quit his Penang Islamic Religious Council president’s post, saying his party is no longer in the new opposition pact that makes up the state government.

Youth chief Asrol Sani Abdul Razak said the state government now known as Pakatan Harapan was made up of DAP, PKR and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

“The Penang government and Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng no longer acknowledge PAS in the new

KOTA BARU: Another PAS MP has reneged on his “baiah (oath of allegiance)” to the party by joining PKR, thus automatically divorcing his wife, claimed party vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah (pix).

He advised Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar to check the status of his marriage with the Kelantan Syariah Courts.

Kamaruddin joined his fellow MP Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli, who won the Kuala Krai seat in the last general election under a PAS ticket but has since went back on his oath of allegiance to the

PUTRAJAYA: Umno’s political bureau meeting, which was a prelude to the much anticipated supreme council meeting tomorrow, went smoothly without incident.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin described the mood of yesterday’s meeting as “positive”, with all senior leaders in attendance.

“Good Biro Politik Umno meeting chaired by @NajibRazak. All senior office bearers in attendance. Positive mood,” he tweeted.

Party vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein also shared the same sentiment

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