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PETALING JAYA - Ex-Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) vice-president Datuk Hamidah Osman (pic) says she quit the party due to its “uncouth and vulgar” members.

“I just can’t agree with the way the party is being managed... especially how the younger members curse and use vulgarity on social media such as Facebook to run a person down,” she said when contacted yesterday.

“He accused me of being an Umno agent, and even used words like berambus (get lost) from the party. Yet the leadership did nothing to reprimand him,” she added.

Breaking her silence over her decision to quit, the former Wanita Umno veteran and Perak executive councillor accused Pribumi of having lost its values for the sole purpose of winning the next general election.

“It should be about the ability to develop talents with the right values.

“I cannot compromise on a lack of ethics and decorum,” she said.

Last week, Pribumi secretary-general Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh said the party and its supreme council decided to accept Hamidah’s resignation as vice-president, Gopeng division protem committee chairman and Pribumi member.

The turn of events followed her sister Hamizura’s racially-charged Facebook

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

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

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

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