Syed Azhar

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9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Move originated from delegates themselves, says PM

DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak has had no hand in influencing the move to call for the top two posts in Umno to be uncontested.

Travelling in style: Najib launching the Umno Foton bus after it was presented by Global Berhad managing director Datuk Che Azizuddin Che Ismail (third from left) in conjunction with the Umno General Assembly. Also present was Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh (left).
9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Puteri Umno raps former member over khalwat allegations

PUTERI Umno has hit back at a former member who alleged that many cases of khalwat (close proximity) occur every time the Umno General Assembly comes around.

9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Hiring maids directly allows women to rejoin workforce’

A Sabah Wanita delegate has applauded the move to allow the direct hiring of foreign maids from nine source countries, saying this will spur housewives to rejoin the workforce.

9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

No contest for top two posts

UMNO will head towards the 14th general election with its top two posts uncontested while there is even a suggestion that one of the vice-president’s positions should go unchallenged.

People’s leader: Dr Ahmad Zahid mingling with delegates after Friday prayers at the Umno General Assembly 2017 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama
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8 Dec 2017 | 1:34 PM

Address cost of living issues, Umno delegate urges leaders

KUALA LUMPUR: An Umno delegate has appealed to the Government to stem the tide of the rising cost of living, describing it as a “powder keg” issue, but also acknowledged some measures were being taken.

Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar  at the Umno General Assembly on Friday. -Bernamapic
8 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Umno serves all Malaysians’

IN the face of accusations that it is a racist party, Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants members to help him prove that it is not just a party for the Malays or bumiputra, but for all Malaysians.

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6 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Barisan wants to retain Putrajaya and win two-thirds majority in GE14

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno wants to lead Barisan Nasional to regain its two-thirds parliamentary majority in the 14th general election, vowing it will not let Putrajaya change hands.

Working together: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (centre) with Umno executive secretary Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh (right), Star Media Group editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh and other media senior executives during the Laman Media launch in PWTC.
6 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Melaka CM advises delegates to drop the rhetoric

MELAKA: Forget the rhetoric and focus on progressive debates in the interest of all Malaysians.

6 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Keep your eyes on the prize, Najib tells delegates

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants party members to set aside any thoughts of jostling for posts and instead focus on the 14th general election.

All for one: Umno leaders launching the meetings of the party’s wings – Wanita, Pemuda and Puteri – during the general assembly at PWTC.
4 Dec 2017 | 3:56 PM

MACC boss promises to take action without fear or favour

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad has assured that every week, a person involved in corrupt practices will be charged in court, depending on the Attorney-General's prerogative.