Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently told Chinese Malaysians they are “citizens with full rights” and that those who call them pendatang are “lunatics”. But how do Chinese Malaysians having “full rights” accord with the “Malay agenda” that Najib also claims to champion? To what threat is Najib referring when he warns Malay Malaysians that they may become squatters in their own land? And what has Najib said previously about organisations such as Perkasa that have openly chastised Chinese Malaysians for being ungrateful to the Umno-led government?
Umno general assembly
At Umno’s recent 61st general assembly, the prime minister advised the nation to stop questioning Malaysia’s “social contract”. This was swiftly followed a clearly political decision requiring SPM takers to pass History from 2013. But whose version of history will this be?
Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a press conference after the closing of the general assembly “THIS 60th Umno general assembly is among the best I have attended,” party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak declared in his winding up speech today, 16 Oct 2009. “This assembly has made the most significant, […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Oct 2009: An Umno Foundation should be established to provide financial aid to needy members, especially to help them pay their medical bills and children’s education, the Umno general assembly heard today. A delegate from Penang, Shabudin Yahaya, said although many foundations had already been formed, they did not operate in […]
ONE event above all others held the attention of the Malay-language press from 23 to 29 March 2009: the 59th Umno general assembly. Commentary dwelt on the need for new party leaders to secure public confidence, expressed unabashed confidence in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s impending rule, and looked forward to the challenges facing Umno in […]
(Updated 4pm. 28 March 2009) KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who handed over the Umno presidency to Datuk Seri Najib Razak today, called on party members to safeguard unity and keep family spirit alive. The prime minister also reminded them not to betray the party, and to cease spreading lies […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Puteri Umno has pledged to rejuvenate Umno’s struggle through gracefulness in its approach, said its chief, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin. “We are no longer wallflowers. The challenges we had faced since our formation a decade ago were nothing compared to future challenges. “But this will not deter us from […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has vowed to unite the movement and take women issues to the mainstream. She said that the struggle, however, would not be successful without the support of the movement’s new leadership and all Umno members. Shahrizat admitted that she inherited a strong […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: Former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam has urged party members to give the undivided support to the new party line-up. He said Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin needed the support of party members to navigate the party through turbulence. […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2009: The Islamic legal and economic systems must be ennobled immediately to ensure that the ummah remained strong and supreme in future, a Puteri Umno delegate, Seriwani Sabtu said today. The Setiawangsa Puteri Umno head said that the role and power of the syariah courts should be widened to enable them […]