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GE15: Sabah DAP to challenge Kitingan in Keningau heartland seat



KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP is considering the inner seat of Keningau in the heart of Kadazandusun, occupied by Sabah STAR President Datuk Seri Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, among the seven seats it will contest under Pakatan Harapan.

Freelance journalist Grelydia Gillod, 32, was named Keningau’s candidate.

Meanwhile, the party has kept its three starters: Chan Fong Hin, 44, in Kota Kinabalu; its first deputy from the Murut ethnic group, Noorita Sual, 42, in Tenom; and Vivian Wong, 33, in Sandakan.

Gillod said he is aware of the challenge of taking on a deputy prime minister.

“I know going up against Dr. Jeffrey is hard. I’m a young candidate, I’ll do my best and set an example for other young people that we can try,” she said of the position.

An Kitingan has held the position since 1986: the first elder brother, Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin, until 2018, and Dr. Jeffrey from then until now.

Sabah DAP President Datuk Frankie Poon said the party will also contest the mixed seat of Batu Sapi, where it will field local leader Liau Fui Fui, 39.

The party is also venturing into the Muslim-majority seat of Lahad Datu for the first time, fielding Youth division chief Oscar Sia Yu Hock, 34.

The mixed seat of Papar will see the local participation of Sino-Kadazan Henry Shim Chee On,

“Our candidates are young, diverse and inclusive. The average age of the seven candidates is under 40, which shows how dedicated we are to preparing our younger generation as leaders,” Poon said at the announcement, which was also attended by party veteran Lim Kit Siang present. .

During a brief speech, Lim said his former ally Parti Warisan’s incursion into Peninsular Malaysia would have no impact as his candidates would lose their deposits.

“It is his (Warisan President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s) right to go to Peninsular Malaysia,” he said.

Lim said that of all the potential prime ministerial candidates, Pakatan’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the best choice to help Sabahans in their quest for rights under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement.

Both Wong and Chan, who are expected to face Warisan youth candidates in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu, said it was good that the youth were empowered and hoped for a civil contest between all parties.

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Anwar: Don’t call me ‘papa’



PETALING JAYA: Social media users have coined the term “PMX” for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Photo), who has made it clear that he does not want to be called “dad” or by any other paternal nickname.

PMX refers to him as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, PM being the acronym for Prime Minister, while “X” is 10 in Roman numerals.

There have been several news articles and social media posts referring to the Tambun MP as PMX since the Yang di-Pertuan Agong took office on November 24.

On Tuesday (December 6), Anwar had

asked Malaysians not to call him dad after a netizen wished him “Good morning dad” on Twitter.

Anwar had responded with “Please don’t do that”.

Anwar, who is married to Datuk Seri MP Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Bandar Tun Razak, is called “dad” by his six children.

Anwar’s refusal to use a paternal nickname with the rakyat is considered to be a departure from the practice of former Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who were comfortable presenting themselves as the father figure of the nation.

Ismail Sabri and Muhyiddin were referred to as “Pak Long” and “Abah” respectively.

A tech-savvy Anwar has always been active on social media, where he could be seen interacting and joking with netizens.

On December 4, Anwar, who is also the chairman of PKR and chairman of Pakatan Harapan, said that despite the increased responsibilities after assuming the country’s highest post, he will still find time to respond to tweets.

“Many complain that I rarely reply to tweets. The responsibility is increasing, but I still follow my friends’ comments on Twitterjaya. InshaAllah, I will try to find space and reply to all my friends’ tweets,” he said in a post.

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Don’t challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin



PUTRAJAYA: There were several processes and procedures that former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyuddin Yassib did not follow, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The prime minister said this includes the participation of companies linked to his relatives.

“I would like to remind Muhyiddin not to challenge me as it is clear that various processes and procedures were not followed,” he told the media after registering with the Finance Ministry on Monday (Dec 6).

Anwar, however, did not elaborate on the companies and the nature of the businesses they are involved in.

He said that while his intention was to focus on economic growth and people’s well-being, the matter needed to be addressed as it was being questioned.

He said certain parties had claimed they were clean.

“However, they are not, since it was found that there were approvals made without following the rules.

“This includes approvals made during the movement control order,” he said.

There have been calls for an ICR on government spending during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who is also the president of Perikatan Nasional, said he never embezzled or embezzled funds meant to help people and if he had, investigations would have started long ago.

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Anwar sues Perak PAS commissioner for defamation



KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim filed a lawsuit against Perak PAS Commissioner Razman Zakaria over a speech he made allegedly linking the prime minister to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and stating that he supported communist ideology .

Anwar filed the suit through Messrs. SN Nair & Partners in the Taiping High Court, naming Gunong Semanggol Assemblyman Razman as the sole defendant.

Based on his statement of claim, Anwar as plaintiff asserted that on November 6, defendant delivered a campaign speech during the 15th General Election at Tebuk Pancur night market, which was broadcast live on defendant’s Facebook with the username “Haji Razman Zakaria”. and was viewed more than 94,400 times, received more than 5,100 reactions, 429 shares, and more than 2,600 comments as of Monday (December 5).

The Facebook video was then posted in an article titled “Razman dakwa Anwar bawa agenda LGBT, bimbang kerjasama PH-BN” dated November 6 in Malay and English on a news portal.

The Tambun MP claimed that the defamatory statements and published article implied that he was a liar, practiced and supported communist ideology, and encouraged same-sex marriage.

Anwar also claimed that the defamatory statements were made to ruin his reputation and that the accusations made in the article were untrue as he had always upheld Islamic values ​​and a broader reform agenda for the administration.

It added that the defendant uttered the defamatory words in an effort to sully his good name by inciting the public and creating hatred towards him and the party during the GE15 campaign period.

The defendant also breached Section 4A of the Electoral Offenses Act 1954 and did not apologize to him for his actions, Anwar said.

As such, it seeks general, compensatory, aggravated, and exemplary damages, as well as injunctive relief to prevent Defendant or its agents from repeating or causing publication of the slanderous article, in addition to seeking costs, interest, and other appropriate relief.

Anwar’s lawyer, Datuk SN Nair, confirmed the matter when contacted.- Bernama

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