A big question hangs over the future of the two Chinese arms of Barisan Nasional which hit rock bottom in the general election as the Chinese votes abandoned them for the opposition.
PAS and DAP have endorsed Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for the post of Selangor Mentri Besar but he is still waiting for the nod from his own party leadership.
BARISAN Nasional keeps its hold on power thanks to the Malay breakwater that held back a Chinese wave that swept over the country.
The moment of truth is about to be known for the most anticipated general election in the history of this country.
Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman is appealing to Johoreans to continue the way of moderation as he struggles against the Chinese wave of support for DAP’s Lim Kit Siang.
Both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat are trying to whip up their respective supporters as the campaign edges towards the big day.
Most Kedahans have made up their minds about who they are voting for because the ground is rather quiet given what is at stake in this general election.
Not all in PAS liked the idea of the controversial Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib joining the party but he has helped a lot of people during his time as Selangor Mentri Besar and he wins votes for PAS in rural seats.
Are the gloves about to come off for Lim Kit Siang and Datuk Ghani Othman as they do battle in the most watched fight in the country?
The political crisis caused by the standoff between the Malacca DAP leadership and their secretary-general Lim Guan Eng over the Kota Laksamana state seat has stirred and shaken Chinese voters in Malacca.
PROMISES of a place in heaven for those who support PAS are wearing thin after 23 years in power in Kelantan and the party is struggling to match Barisan Nasional’s pledge of bringing spiritual and material development to all Kelantanese.
The way to a man’s heart – and vote – is through the stomach and the Chinese who are seen as the kingmaker in Kota Baru are being feted by both sides.
Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat’s age and health have become the elephant in the room for PAS in its campaign to hold on to Kelantan.
The state seats contested by PKR in Selangor are among the more vulnerable for Pakatan Rakyat and they will make or break the state government in the general election.
Two old nemeses, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Lim Kit Siang, have been exchanging strong words in the battle for Gelang Patah.
THE Chinese in Johor have been stirred and shaken by the arrival of Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah but the tsunami he brought had also hit his own party and he is about to face the biggest fight of his political career.
Lost in translation or not, the PAS vice-president’s bid for Putrajaya is seen as a suicide mission given the track record of incumbent Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor.
The likelihood of Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman contesting the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat has put a spanner in the works for the DAP, which has named Lim Kit Siang as its candidate.
The Prime Minister is still going after the Chinese vote because he wants them to come along with him on his 1Malaysia journey.
An ambitious plan for an undersea tunnel is about to become a hot general election issue in Penang.
Lim Kit Siang’s departure from Perak is the clearest sign that Pakatan Rakyat has given up hope of recapturing the state in the general election.
Lim Kit Siang’s migration from Perak to a Johor seat signals a big power play for the Chinese seats in Umno’s fortress but it will push the Malay vote to Barisan Nasional.
Mohd Zin and Noh have declared that they are not after the mentri besar post, paving the way for Barisan Nasional to make Selangor the epicentre state in the general election.
THE long wait for the general election to be called is almost over as all the signs point to the Prime Minister making the big move this week.
Pakatan Rakyat’s bid to make Johor its frontline state has taken on a new urgency with talk that DAP leader Lim Kit Siang will be getting out of Perak to contest in Gelang Patah.
The former Penang Chief Minister was criticised for not bringing enough development to the state but the current Chief Minister is now being questioned about his plans for a mega project.
Pulau Tikus residents are no stranger to unwelcome development and yesterday’s protest to stop the ‘stubborn elephant’ is the latest in a culture of protests in Penang.
THE Chinese wind will easily carry Pakatan Rakyat on Penang Island but it is a different kind of wind in the Malay heartland on the Seberang Prai side.
Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak has survived several health scares and is moving to secure his Mentri Besar post as well as to put in place his choice of successor in Kedah.
PAKATAN Rakyat launched an ambitious manifesto but its leaders were cagey about how many seats they would win to control Putrajaya.
TAN Sri Khalid Ibrahim seems confident of holding on to Selangor but he is probably not as sure of whether he will still be the Mentri Besar after the general election.