Day: August 20, 2009

BN's offer in Permatang Pasir

By Deborah Loh ( AT 1am on Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009, Rohaizat Othman finally appears for this interview after a day of campaigning. The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election looks terribly exhausted as he walks into the sparse media room at

Accusations mount against Rohaizat Othman

By Deborah Loh ( PERMATANG PASIR, 20 Aug 2009: With four days left before polling for the by-election here, Barisan Nasional is still on the defensive and is struggling to fend off fresh revelations about its candidate Rohaizat Othman.

Pressure mounting on BN candidate to withdraw

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 20 — The pressure on Barisan Nasional candidate Rohaizat Othman to withdraw is mounting following the revelation today by his former legal firm partner that the Umno politician was fully involved in the scandal that led

Senior citizen given ‘funny money’ with pro-BN message

Malaysian Insider BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 20 – An elderly man in the Permatang Pasir area was shocked when he found an envelope with three printed papers that looked like RM100 currency notes together with a note asking the recipient to vote for the Barisan Nasional

Bar Council denies ulterior motive in clarifying Rohaizat’s case

Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 – The Bar Council today dismissed allegations by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that it had ulterior motives in confirming to the media that Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election Rohaizat Othman was a disbarred lawyer. Its

Make public your claims, PAS challenges blogger

Malaysiakini PAS has urged a blogger to come out in the open and provide evidence on his claims that the party’s candidate in Permatang Pasir, Mohd Salleh Man, had embezzled RM600,000 from the party fund. PAS election director Mahfuz Omar also described the blogger as

Ex-legal partner: BN man lying

Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini) Yusri Isahak, the former business partner of Rohaizat Othman, today vehemently refuted claims by Umno leaders that the party candidate was innocent from any wrongdoings. “It’s a blatant lie to say that he never knew anything about the cooperative land and money