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Tuesday October 15, 2013 MYT 1:37:02 PM
by lee yen mun
PUTRAJAYA: Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor has given the thumbs-down to suggestions that honorific titles be included in the ballot papers to be used in the party's elections.
Including such titles to accompany the name of party election candidates in ballot papers was not necessary, Tengku Adnan said.
He was responding to party vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's show of support for the suggestion, in which the latter said the proposal by Negri Sembilan Umno liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan was relevant because titles such as "Datuk Seri" and "Tan Sri" were not only given as recognition, but also used as reference.
"No, no. We don't put honorary titles in ballot papers, just like in (the general) election also.
"We don't put titles and we don't understand why they want this sort of thing.
"As I have said, the hair is always black but the heart is always different and I hope that whatever happens, we have to stay rational," Tengku Adnan told reporters when met at the Majlis Qorban Perdana Putrajaya for the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations, here, Tuesday.
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