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KUALA LUMPUR - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should clarify his support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the man he sacked from the government and UMNO in 1998, for alleged sodomy.

UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this is because Dr Mahathir's support for Anwar suggests that the offence did not happen.

"I would like to challenge him (Dr Mahathir) to issue a statement that his action in sending Anwar to prison for sodomy is incorrect. Dr Mahathir has made way for Anwar in Pakatan and only has praise for Anwar.

"Is Dr Mahathir having regrets for calling Anwar a sodomiser? This what Malaysians want to know," he told reporters after opening a seminar for Rubber Smallholders Cooperatives and the 33nd Annual General Meeting of the National Rubber Smallholders Cooperative, here today.

Dr Mahathir (then prime minister) told a press conference on Sept 22, 1998 that Anwar was involved in sodomy and stressed that a sodomiser was unqualified to become a leader of this country.



KUALA LUMPUR - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government's effectiveness in addressing current issues has left the UMNO divisional delegates meetings with no hot issue to discuss.

"The issues raised are close to the hearts of the people and they have been handled well by the leadership at federal and state level.

"This is due to the close cooperation with the secretary-general of ministries and the heads of departments and agencies," he told a press conference

PETALING JAYA - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, arch rivals in the past, have teamed up to lead Pakatan Harapan into GE14. Anwar's wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the third person in the highest echelon of Pakatan. However, missing from the very top is DAP.

Anwar, who is in jail for sodomy, was named its ketua umum (de facto leader), Dr Mahathir (pic) its chairman while Dr Wan Azizah is its president. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was in the deputy


KUALA LUMPUR - DAP should hold a re-election of the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) as directed by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to prove that they have nothing to hide, said UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said if DAP truly upholds principles of democracy and integrity, then the party should listen to the voices of the grassroots as this is what the grassroots want.

"If there's nothing wrong and there are no irregularities why are they so afraid to

PETALING JAYA - Barisan Nasional lawmaker Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic) has questioned why none of the highest posts in the Pakatan Harapan leadership structure went to a DAP leader despite the party having the most number of MPs in the coalition.

"Why is DAP not holding one of the top posts when it has the highest number of lawmakers in Pakatan?

"Are DAP being sidelined or was this an intentional move so that the Opposition pact is perceived to be dominated by the Malays?" the

KAMPUNG GAJAH - The criticisms and baseless accusations hurled by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is an effort to manipulate the people to hate the existing government.

UMNO Youth vice-chief, Khairul Azwan Harun said the approach was not only shameful, but it should not have been done by a former prime minister who is known as one of the leading statesmen in Malaysia.

“What Mahathir is currently doing is to

KUALA LUMPUR - DAP members should blame its advisor Lim Kit Siang for the dire predicament the party now faces.

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad in a statement today said the party's half-century long dictator Lim, is doing what dictators do by blaming others, creating hate and taking no responsibility for his misdeeds.

"It was DAP members that lodged complaints to the Registry of Societies (RoS) regarding serious

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