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KOTA BARU - Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) will wait until the 14th General Election (GE14) is near before naming its Kelantan Menteri Besar candidate.

State PAN chairman Datuk Wan Rahim Wan Abdullah said the decision was made based on Barisan Nasional’s premature naming of a politician as its Menteri Besar candidate in the 2008 general election.

"(Besides), this kind of (subject) is a big issue, and many local people do not like it to be discussed in public.

"Let the 2008 (BN mistake) be a lesson to us, and it should not be repeated," he said when contacted.

On a related matter, Wan Rahim described DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang’s statement that Datuk Husam Musa should be Kelantan Menteri Besar as “his own personal view.”

Lim was reported as saying recently that Husam, who is PAN’s vice-president, should be menteri besar if Pakatan Harapan wins the state in GE14.


CYBERJAYA - Barisan Nasional strategic communications director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has given the DAP-led Penang government a week or until after Hari Raya Aidilfitri to explain how it overpaid for three main road projects on the island by 400%.

He said that if no explanation was forthcoming, he would report the matter to the police or the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission asking for an investigation to determine whether there was any element of corruption or abuse of power.


GUA MUSANG - Gua Musang UMNO division chief, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will ensure that Barisan Nasional (BN) retains the Nenggiri state seat in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

He said the focus would be on the seat in view of its incumbent assemblyman Datuk Mat Yusoff Abdul Ghani being disqualified from being a member of the state legislative assembly after being declared a bankrupt, as announced by the Speaker, Datuk Abdullah Ya'kub on June 1.

He said the state BN accepted the

IPOH - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said mosques must be turned into an institution of life-long learning and not a place to fete differences of opinion.

He said, despite ideological and party differences among worshippers, they had to be overcome in a civilised manner.

"Mosques are places of worship, places of unity to glean knowledge, places to be enhanced and not only for prayers," he said in his speech at an Instilling Noble Values During Ramadan programme at

GEORGE TOWN - Penang UMNO has asked the state DAP leadership to disclose the sources of the party's funds to avoid any confusion over where the money comes from.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, said political funding was a highly sensitive issue and, as such, the DAP leaders should be transparent in revealing the sources of revenue to finance their political activities.

He said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday that unless illegal gambling was

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak appreciates the friendship and spirit of solidarity of his comrade-at-arms in UMNO who are honest and sincere that the sacred party remains strong.

Speaking at the breaking-of-fast with about 2,500 friends and comrades at Seri Perdana, here, the UMNO president, said he was overwhelmed that his comrades-at-arms who did not care about good or bad times had remained with him and did not betray the party.

"Nothing is more valuable than an

KUANTAN - The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has reminded all mosque and the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) administrators not to turn mosques or suraus as political platforms.

Citing the recent Selangor mosque incident as an example, he firmly reminded that the sanctity of the mosques and suraus in the state should always be maintained.

"Everyone should be aware that the mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam and where we learn the teachings of

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