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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 line-up together with Pribumi president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

Pakatan's announcement of its leadership structure comes after months of negotiations and discussions between the component parties in the Opposition coalition.

Dr Mahathir, the former prime minister of 22 years announced the line-up at a press conference after a Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting at the PKR headquarters on Thursday night.

The press conference only took place after midnight, three hours after it's initial scheduled time.

Anwar was deputy prime minister under Dr Mahathir, but was sacked by the latter in 1998.

Anwar is currently PKR adviser while Mahathir is Pribumi

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

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.



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

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

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

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