Day: August 21, 2009

Khairy dwells on phantom voters

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) The opposition’s tactic to smear BN candidate Rohaizat Othman’s reputation is a ploy to divert attention from the of thousands of phantom voters in Permatang Pasir, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. “They go on and on about Rohaizat misusing his client’s

Gobala: I could have died

Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini) Padang Serai MP N Gobalakrishnan today said that he could have been killed being assaulted by the police during the Permatang Pasir nominations on Monday if not for the timely intervention of Selangor exco member Ronnie Liu. He said that he was

Umno's campaign almost in tatters

Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini) Umno candidate Rohaizat Othman could not have imagined that his ‘licence revoked’ case would dominate the Permatang Pasir by-election campaign as it is happening today. Neither Umno nor Barisan Nasional top brass would have envisaged it, either. 38-year-old Rohaizat’s loss of his

Dr M casts doubts over Rohaizat's candidacy

Andrew Ong (Malaysiakini) Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today contributed to the mounting pressure on the party’s candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election Rohaizat Othman. mahathir and rais yatim pc 190309 04Asked what he thought about the matter, the 83-year-old statesman zeroed in on

DPM slams Pakatan for ‘smear tactics’ before Ramadan

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 – Using the Islamic card, deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muyhiddin Yassin today slammed the opposition for its campaign to “smear” Barisan Nasional, saying he was surprised they would do it with the Muslim fasting

Khairy claims PAS insulted by DAP

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 21 – Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin claims PAS in Penang has been ostracised and insulted by DAP because there is no PAS representation on the state exco.

Lies, all lies, cries embattled Rohaizat

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 21 – With Pakatan Rakyat applying pressure on BN candidate Rohaizat Othman to withdraw from the Permatang Pasir by-election because his disbarment makes him “tainted”, he has been forced to go on the campaign trail to

Rohaizat rubbishes second wife claim

Abd Rahim Sabri & S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional’s Permatang Pasir by-election candidate Rohaizat Othman today denied allegations that he has a second wife. PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan, who made the allegation, said Rohaizat has abandoned his spouse, whom he referred to as ‘Hafizah’.