Umno wants to recapture Matunggong seat for PBS


MO,10/4/2018, MATUNGGONG: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has been asked to “lend” the Matunggong state seat to Umno in a bid to recapture it in the general election. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Barisan Nasional was also aiming to retain Kota Marudu with a bigger majority through this method. “I am here knocking on your door, asking if it is all right to lend this Matunggong seat (to Umno) and contest under the Barisan banner,” he said during a meet-the-people event here yesterday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said the Kadazandusun-Murut-majority Kota Marudu seat, was won by PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili with a small majority of 842 votes in 2013. “I am thinking of a formula to win big in Kota Marudu,” he said. Dr Ahmad Zahid said being “hard-headed” would cause the coalition to lose the constituency. “We cannot afford to have problems in this final phase; we know sentiment on the ground through empirical research,” he said.

He also said Matunggong assemblyman Datuk Jelani Hamdan, who won on a PKR ticket in 2013, had pledged support for Barisan. “Jelani, now an independent, can show his support by not contesting in GE14 and work towards helping our candidate,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid in jest. Ongkili has served five terms as Kota Marudu MP. Dr Ahmad Zahid promised to return with good news should Kota Marudu delivers a big victory to Barisan and Matunggong is recaptured.

Besides Matunggong, the other state seat under Kota Marudu is Tandek, held by PBS’ Datuk Anita Baranting. Earlier in Tenom, Dr Ahmad Zahid promised to help Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak restore Sabah’s state rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963, as included in the Barisan manifesto. Dr Ahmad Zahid also launched the 15th Kalimaran Festival there.


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PM: Shafie backstabbed me | Merdeka Online


MO,10/4/2018, SEMPORNA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak went for the jugular as he took on former Umno comrade Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal in the latter’s backyard. Firing a pre-election salvo in Sa­­bah’s east coast, Najib turned up at the doorstep of the erstwhile Umno leader and received a rousing welcome from a crowd of 10,000. Speaking for the first time about his fallout with a once close political ally and friend, Najib said Shafie had hurt him deeply by turning his back on the party’s struggle.

“I was disappointed that when certain situations arose, Shafie stabbed me in the back.  “It hurt to my ribs. When I talk about it, I still feel the pain, especially because it was done by a close friend,” Najib said at the launch of the RM200mil Semporna tourism hub yesterday. Shafie, the five-term Semporna MP and now president of opposition Parti Warisan Sabah, is widely seen as having a strong grip on Semporna and other areas around the east coast.

Najib told the gathering that a leader is only as strong as the support he gets from his party, and a party can only be strong if there is loyalty to its leader. “It’s okay if he didn’t like me but I asked for his loyalty not to me as a person, but as the party leader, because if we are loyal to leaders, the party will be stronger. “As the Prime Minister, I know that I’m not strong because of the name Najib Razak, but because of the Umno supporters behind me, I have strength,” he said, urging the people of Semporna to support Barisan Nasional.

He is confident that the east coast district will stay in Umno’s fold. Najib, making his first visit to Semporna after Shafie left Umno in 2016, said he had helped him more than he had helped Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman. He said he entrusted the former Umno vice-president with bringing development to rural areas through his appointment as Rural and Re­­gional Development Minister, but Shafie did not heed his advice to work with Musa.

“I don’t mind if he doesn’t think about what I’ve done for him. I’ve done more for Shafie than for Musa, I gave extraordinary opportunities to Shafie to become the first Umno vice-president from Sabah. “But if I didn’t campaign for him, it’s impossible that he would have achieved that. “Most importantly, I still love the people of Semporna, because you are still loyal to Barisan,” said Najib.

He also promised a raft of infrastructure upgrades in Semporna if Barisan repeats its victory there in the 14th General Election, including upgrading the dual-lane road leading into town to a four-lane carriageway, and building a new bridge to the newly declared sub-district of Pulau Bum Bum. The Barisan chairman, who arrived in Sabah on Sunday to launch the Tawau International Cultural Festival, later opened the Tawau Urban Transformation Centre there.

In the last general election, Bari­san won the Semporna parliamentary seat and its three state seats Senallang, Bugaya and Sulabayan. In 2016, Shafie quit Barisan and Sulabayan assemblyman Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong also joined Warisan. Senallang and Bugaya remain with Umno and are represented by Datuk Seri Nasir Sakaran and Datuk Ramlee Marhaban respectively.


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Kita berunding, ada setuju dan ada tak setuju – MB Negeri Sembilan

PUTRAJAYA – Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengadakan pertemuan bersama menteri besar dan ketua menteri berkaitan pilihan raya umum ke-14 (PRU14) di Seri Perdana di sini hari ini.

Antara yang kelihatan ialah Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Idris Haron dan Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

Kenderaan yang membawa Mohamed Khaled dan Idris masing-masing dilihat meninggalkan perkarangan Seri Perdana pada pukul 11.37 pagi dan pukul 11.38 pagi.

Cubaan sekumpulan media untuk mendapat ulasan daripada dua pemimpin berkenaan mengenai pertemuan bersama Najib yang juga Pengerusi Barisan Nasional (BN) bagaimanapun tidak berjaya.

Idris sempat menurunkan tingkap dan memberi salam sambil melambai tangan kepada kumpulan media yang telah menunggu di kawasan Seri Perdana sejak awal pagi.

Mengulas pertemuannya bersama Najib kepada kumpulan media yang mengerumuni kenderaannya ketika meninggalkan perkarangan Seri Perdana pada kira-kira 12.30 tengah hari, Mohamad berkata perbincangan tersebut untuk mengatur strategi PRU14 di Negeri Sembilan berjalan baik.

“Selesai dah rasanya,” kata Mohamad mengenai perbincangan berkenaan.

Ditanya mengenai hasil perbincangan bagi memuktamadkan calon BN di Negeri Sembilan, Mohamad berkata: “Ok. Alhamdulillah. Kita berunding, ada setuju ada tak setuju.”

Mengenai persediaan dan keyakinan mempertahankan BN di Negeri Sembilan, beliau berkata : “Insya-Allah. Kita kena kerja kuatlah.”

Mohamad berkata beliau juga akan mempertahankan kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri Rantau pada PRU14 nanti.


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iPhone 8 Dan 8 Plus Berwarna Merah Disenaraikan Di Malaysia Pada Harga Bermula Dari RM3649 – Amanz

Seperti dijanjikan, iPhone 8 dan 8 Plus edisi (Product) RED mula disenaraikan di laman Apple Malaysia hari ini. Bagi yang berminat peranti ini dijual pada harga bermula dari RM3649 untuk storan 64GB dan RM4399 untuk storan 256GB,

Bagi mereka yang menggemari peranti bersaiz lebih besar, iPhone 8 Plus (Product) RED pula ditawarkan pada harga RM 4149 untuk storan 64GB dan RM 4899 untuk storan 256GB. Harga jualan kesemua model (Product) RED adalah sama seperti harga jualan model dengan pilihan warna yang lain. Kesemua model juga mempunyai rekaan tubuh berwarna merah dengan panel hadapan berwarna hitam. Tahun lalu panel depan dengan rekaan warna putih ditawarkan.

Seperti ramai sedia maklum, di bawah penawaran edisi (Product) RED ini, sebahagian daripada dana pembelian akan disumbangkan kepada Global Fund HIV/AIDS dalam pelbagai program mengatasinya. Apple mengatakan sejak menawarkan produk di bawah (RED) ini sejak 2006 yang lepas, mereka telah menyumbang lebih $160 juta kepada yayasan berkenaan.

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Media frenzy at Election Commission HQ over GE14 dates


MO,10/4/2018, PUTRAJAYA: The usually quiet Election Commission (EC) headquarters was a hive of activity Tuesday morning with media practitioners converging here for the much-awaited announcement of GE14 dates. The Commission is meeting to decide on the key dates for the election including nomination, early voting, and polls. EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah is currently chairing the eight-men panel meeting, which began at 10am.

Media personnel had been gathering since 9am although the press conference to announce the key dates is only expected to be held around noon. Television stations have also stationed their equipment as well as outdoor broadcast vans to feed the announcement “live” later.

The building’s security has also been heightened with the surrounding premises being cordoned off with metal rails and with Rela members guarding the area. Parliament was dissolved on April 7 to enable the polls to be held.


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PPBM tarik balik saman terhadap RoS

KUALA LUMPUR – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) hari ini menarik balik saman pemula difailkan terhadap Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan Malaysia (RoS) bagi menuntut deklarasi berhubung status pendaftaran parti itu.

Peguam Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, yang mewakili PPBM memberitahu pemberita bahawa Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi S. Nantha Balan membenarkan saman itu ditarik balik tanpa sebarang kos selepas pengurusan kes saman berkenaan di dalam kamarnya hari ini.

Peguam itu berkata PPBM menarik balik saman pemula itu berikutan parti berkenaan telah memfailkan permohonan kebenaran semakan kehakiman untuk mencabar tindakan Ketua Pengarah RoS, Surayati Ibrahim membubarkan sementara parti berkenaan di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini, pada 5 April lepas. Permohonan itu akan didengar di hadapan Hakim Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said esok.

Pada 22 Feb lepas, PPBM melalui Setiausaha Agungnya, Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh selaku plaintif memfailkan saman pemula dengan menamakan RoS sebagai defendan.

Dalam saman pemula itu, PPBM yang ditubuhkan pada 8 Sept 2016, memohon deklarasi bagi menuntut RoS mematuhi segala prosedur dan tidak boleh membatalkan parti berkenaan mengikut peruntukan di bawah Akta Pertubuhan 1966.

Plaintif juga memohon suatu deklarasi bahawa tindakan RoS yang tidak memberi maklum balas terhadap tiga surat yang dikemukakan terhadapnya adalah bercanggah dengan Akta Pertubuhan 1966 selain menuntut supaya RoS menjalankan siasatan terhadap segala pertikaian berkaitan parti berkenaan.


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MB, Ketua Menteri jumpa PM

WhatsApp_Image_2018-04-10_at_09.26.30.jpeg.transformedMO, 10/4/2018, PUTRAJAYA: Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak mengadakan pertemuan dengan Menteri Besar dan Ketua Menteri di kediaman rasmi, Kompleks Seri Perdana di sini, pagi ini.

Difahamkan, pertemuan itu dipercayai berkaitan Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14).

Tinjauan NSTP di hadapan pintu masuk Seri Perdana mendapati, kelihatan kenderaan rasmi Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron memasuki kawasan kompleks kira-kira jam 9 pagi.

Seterusnya, kenderaan rasmi Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan memasuki perkarangan Kompleks Seri Perdana kira-kira 10 pagi.

Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin juga dikatakan antara yang terawal tiba di kompleks berkenaan.

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IKEA Mula Menjual Speaker Bluetooth Keluaran Mereka Sendiri – Amanz

Apabila bercakap mengenai IKEA, benda perkara yang dikaitkan dengan syarikat ini ialah perabot gaya Skandinavia dengan nama yang aneh, bebola daging dan karipap yang enak. Tetapi mereka dilihat semakin giat menghasilkan peralatan elektronik bermula dengan perabot dengan pengecas tanpa wayar terbina.

Mereka kini melancarkan Eneby, speaker Bluetooth dengan rekaan minimalis. Dua model Eneby dihasilkan masing-masing dengan saiz 20×20 cm dan 30X30 cm. Ia boleh diletakkan di atas meja dengan kaki khas, digantung pada dinding, dibawa berjalan dengan pemegang atau disimpan di dalam sistem storan Kallax (atau Expedit).

Model kecil Eneby turut mempunyai sokongan bateri bagi membolehkannya berfungsi tanpa palam elektrik. Selain sambungan Bluetooth, terdapat juga input untuk bicu audio 3,5mm. Harga jualan speaker ini ialah £45 (~RM 247) untuk versi kecil dan £80 (~RM 439) untuk versi besar. Ia masih belum ditawarkan di pasaran Malaysia pada waktu ini.

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