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April 18, 2015 9:31 AM Hasan Arifin the right man for Rompin by-election

ROMPIN: The choice of Rompin Umno division acting chief Datuk Hasan Arifin as Barisan Nasional's (BN) candidate for Rompin by-election on May 5 meets the aspiration of voters who want a local to represent them. Hasan, 63, is not an unfamiliar name to locals as he was Rompin Umno division chief in 1986 and brought much progress to the parliamentary constituency 8

April 18, 2015 9:27 AM Muhyiddin canvasses for BN’s Rompin candidate

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Hasan Arifin walk towards the Umno division office in Rompin April 18, 2015, following the announcement that the latter will be BN’s candidate for the Rompin by-election on May 5. — Bernama picROMPIN, April 18 — Rompin Umno Division acting head Datuk Hasan Arifin, 62, has been picked as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate 13

April 18, 2015 9:08 AM KEDAH UMNO TO BACK DR M? Unfair for me to comment on my son Mukhriz

KUALA LUMPUR - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would be biased if he were to comment on calls for Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir to resign for having not yet declared support for Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Dr Mahathir said the fact that Mukhriz is his son makes it obvious that he cannot state his position on this issue 8

April 18, 2015 8:02 AM Hadi denies plan to reinstall Khalid as Selangor MB

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has denied that there is a secret plan in place to reinstall Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Mentri Besar. Responding to reports that the two had discussed such a move during a meeting in Jakarta recently, Hadi said such an issue had never cropped up. "The meeting with Khalid also included some prominent 7

April 18, 2015 5:16 AM Rompin By-election: Hasan Arifin is BN candidate

MUADZAM SHAH: Barisan Nasional has named Datuk Hasan Arifin as its candidate in the coming Rompin parliamentary by-election. The former deputy mentri besar and two-term assemblyman has been given the task to defend the Barisan stronghold. He is now the acting chief following the death of his boss Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis in a helicopter crash early 12

April 18, 2015 1:49 AM Mositun hits back at call for Pairin to relinquish Huguan Siow

PAPAR: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Johnny Mositun yesterday said it is most unbecoming of PKR assemblyman for Moyog, Terence Siambun, to call for Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to relinquish his position as Huguan Siow or Paramount Chief of the Kadazan Dusun Murut (KDM) people over the former’s opposition to the Kaiduan 7

April 18, 2015 12:01 AM ZAHID TURNS ON HISHAM: Mukhriz’s stand on Dr M-Najib feud a 'personal matter'

BUTTERWORTH - UMNO vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Zahid Hamidi has described the issue of Kedah UMNO and Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir’s support of Najib Razak as a personal matter that did not involve the state UMNO liasion body as a whole. Urging that the issue be resolved immediately, Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said what happened 6

April 17, 2015 11:42 PM Not too late to save Bukit Beruntung, says rep

PETALING JAYA — Bukit Beruntung can still be salvaged if prompt action is taken, Batang Kali assemblyman Mat Nadzari Dahlan said. He said time was of the essence and the first order of business would be to improve accessibility by acquiring and repairing the road from Rasa to Bukit Beruntung. As the closest amenities such as hospital and fire station 4

April 17, 2015 11:23 PM Without transport hub, Sky Cab cannot be up

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (left) at the press conference on the Penang Sky Cab. — Picture by Opalyn MokGEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Does the state need a cable car system across the Penang Channel when vehicle congestion is actually on land? Penang already has three links between the island and mainland — two bridges and ferry. There is also a proposed 12

April 17, 2015 7:32 PM Talib: Growth of international events in Sarawak requires more flights

SIBU: The growing number of international events happening in Sarawak necessitated more flights for tourism development, says Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip. “The view of the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem with respect to more flights is appropriate and timely. “Sarawak is getting more international exposure from events 10