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IPOH - There is no such term as 'defeat' in the UMNO vocabulary, instead the party is always working hard to win the 14th General Election (GE14), said UMNO treasurer Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Salleh, who is also the Communication and Multimedia Minister, said UMNO members should not be afraid and they must have the 'winning mentality' to strive for the party and Barisan Nasional (BN).

"We think we win because we have been working hard in giving clarification to the people. In the last general election there were some people who were confused by the accusations and empty promises, so we must explain the truth so that they will come back to us.

"Sometimes we need to attack. We cannot just defend ourselves because the enemies do not wait for us but they will find ways to eliminate us, so it is our responsibility to attack," he said at the opening ceremony of the Gopeng UMNO division delegates conference, here, today.

Salleh said, leaders were not the prime measure in the party's struggle because they would come and go, but the struggle's objectives were priority.

"The party's objective is not only to provide development to the people because it is our responsibility (as

SUNGAI BESAR - UMNO and Barisan Nasional's (BN) development efforts undertaken with the support of the other coalition partners since 60 years ago remain on the right track.

Party Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said this could be seen through various changes and development enjoyed by the people through the implementation of policies drawn up by the government, covering the economic, educational and socio-cultural aspects.

In light of this, he slammed the "Jom Bina Semula

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

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

PETALING JAYA - A rift has formed in the Otai Reformis group of hardcore supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership of Pakatan Harapan.

The head of the group Saari Sungib, who is also Hulu Kelang assemblyman, has called for an emergency meeting this Sunday in an attempt to alleviate the rift before it worsens.

It is understood that the group’s secretary Razak Ismail has threatened to resign and join Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM).

Razak, who is upset

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

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