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KUALA LUMPUR - The MIC has approved 49 amendments to the party's constitution in strengthening and restoring the glory of the 71-year-old party, said Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

The MIC president said among the amendments was Article 58.8 that every leader who wanted to contest the MIC president's post needed to get nominations from 250 branch heads as compared to 50 nominations previously.

Another amendment prescribes the president can only lead the party for three terms as compared to the current no-term limit.

"All the 4,000 MIC members including the 1,500 delegates have unanimously agreed to the amendments before they are submitted to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for approval. Currently, the MIC needs to make some corrections before sending it to the RoS.

"The amendments approved yesterday will be adopted for next year's party elections which are expected to be held after the 14th General Election," he said at a press conference after the opening of the 71st MIC General Assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, officiated the MIC general assembly.

According to Dr

SEREMBAN - Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the party may swap five seats with Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in the 14th General Election (GE4) .

"The discussion is still going on at the highest level of BN and the final decision will be announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is also BN chairman," he told a media conference after opening the 42nd Negeri Sembilan Gerakan delegates conference here.

Meanwhile, he said a Gerakan study showed that 42

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

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

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

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