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KUALA LUMPUR - MCA will not let go of the Bandar Tun Razak seat unless there is a swap with Umno and will contest in all its traditional constituencies in Kuala Lumpur.

Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Federal Territory MCA would be contesting in five traditional seats in Kuala Lumpur – Cheras, Seputeh, Bukit Bintang, Wangsa Maju and Bandar Tun Razak.

He denied that MCA would let go of the Bandar Tun Razak seat to Umno.

“This is not true – unless there is a swapping of seats. So far, there is no such discussion,” he said yesterday, adding that any swapping would be done internally, within Barisan Nasional.

Liow was speaking to reporters at the Chinese New Year open house organised by the Federal Territory MCA and Bandar Tun Razak MCA in Taman Ikan Emas.

Some 3,000 people attended.

Several Umno leaders reportedly voiced intentions of their party, instead of MCA, contesting in Bandar Tun Razak.

Liow said MCA had shortlisted its Bandar Tun Razak division chief Datuk Chew Yin Keen as the candidate for the parliamentary seat.

Bandar Tun Razak was won by former PKR leader Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in the 2013 general election, defeating Barisan candidate Tan Kok

KUALA LUMPUR - Voters holding onto Pakatan Harapan’s lofty promises will have to re-evaluate their expectations.

Economists and political analysts who had been studying the opposition’s strategy in getting the electorate on their side, said it was clear that the loose coalition had never asked itself the fundamental questions, including how it planned to get the funds to make good on its promises.

Economist Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng of Sunway University Business School said for Pakatan to

KUALA LUMPUR - THE three-cornered fights expected in 106 parliamentary seats in the 14th General Election (GE14) may be an advantage to BN, but the ruling coalition will have to put up with a stiff challenge from Pas.

Several members of parliament concur that BN representatives will have to work hard to ensure that the party wins, even though they do not know who will be fielded as candidates.

Rengas MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Pas was a tough opponent and that the BN election

BESUT - Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh today hit out at the opposition for trying to get the people's support by "recycling" the Taman Ilmu project issue.

Idris, who is also Higher Education Minister and Besut member of Parliament, said the allegation by PAS at a ceramah (political talk) in Alor Lintang, Besut, three days ago that the state government did not make any effort to save the project was a slander and hoped that the people would not believe it.

"Enough. If you

SEREMBAN - The Negeri Sembilan Barisan Nasional (BN) targets to win seven out of the eight parliamentary seats in the state and to secure two-third majority in the State Assembly at the upcoming 14th general election (GE14).

Menteri Besar and state BN chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said after winning five parliamentary seats in the GE13, the party would try to increase the number to seven by winning back the Telok Kemang and Seremban seats.

"For state seats, we have set a target to win

KOTA KINABALU - The need for Barisan Nasional (BN) to stand united and have realistic expectations in the upcoming 14th General Election were among the issues emphasised by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during an hour long meeting with the Sabah BN liaison committee, here tonight.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Zahid, who is also BN deputy chairman, advised candidates who wished to contest in GE14 to also understand the

SHAH ALAM - The tussle for seats among Pakatan Harapan parties in Selangor has heated up, with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia demanding to be given more seats to contest in the coming general election.

Pribumi information chief Sallehudin Amiruddin said that Selangor Pribumi had rejected the seat distribution proposal at the state Pakatan meeting on Wednesday.

He added that during the second meeting yesterday, Selangor Pribumi had indicated that it wanted to contest all 12 state seats held by

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