KOTA KINABALU: The state assembly sitting next week should be used to debate on improving post-Covid-19 efforts in Sabah, says state Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia information chief Khairul Firdaus Akhbar Khan.
In a statement here on Sunday (Sept 19), he said economic issues must be deliberated on as many have been impacted during the pandemic.
"The current situation seemed to be 'no light at the end of the tunnel'.
"A special economic stimulus package for Sabah must be carried out to ensure economic recovery," he added.
Job opportunities and reskilling of the youths must be looked into by respective government agencies, said Khairul.
He noted the state administration faced a different set of challenges due to the pandemic, where sciRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will take back the seats that belong to it in the 15th General Election, says coalition president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"We cannot afford to lose a single seat by way of the devil's advocate where we were cheated in the 14th General Election.
"We will wrest back (the seats) again by hook or by crook. There will be no haggling or bargaining and we will take back what is ours," he said in a speech at the Parti Makkal Sakti’s 13th annual general meeting that was broadcast virtually on Sunday (Sept 19).
Although not mentioning Bersatu directly, it was understood that Ahmad Zahid - who is also the Umno president - is referring to the 15 parliamentary seats that were won under the Umno ticket where its lawmakerRead More »
PETALING JAYA: Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic) has been served a letter of demand over an allegation of plans to destabilise Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia four years ago.
Businessman Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah issued the letter to Syed Saddiq on Friday (Sept 17) for allegedly making defamatory statements against him.
Syed Saddiq, who was then Bersatu youth chief, had alleged that there was a “systematic” attempt to influence Bersatu leaders in quitting the party in 2017.
According to the letter, Habibul Rahman contended that the statements were made during a press conference at the Seri Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 2, 2017.
During the press conference, Syed Saddiq said he had turned down a scholarshipRead More »
PETALING JAYA: The delay in the appointment of a new Deputy Speaker is believed to be due to the disagreement by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia MPs with Umno’s choice of fielding Pontian MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan for the post.
“Yes,” said a Bersatu MP who wanted to remain anonymous, when asked on the matter through WhatsApp.
According to a Sinar Harian report, this confirmed claims by Umno supreme council member Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi who had accused Bersatu MPs of refusing to support Ahmad for the Deputy Speaker’s post.
The unnamed Bersatu MP also said the party’s decision not to support Ahmad as Deputy Speaker was because Bersatu wants the candidate as a person who isn’t facing any charges in court.
The MP declinRead More »