IN THIS ISSUE
Bug virus wreaks havoc
committed to democracy
says he might resign ... again
rift with Daim, says Mahathir
police disperse illegal assemblies
recover missing person
introduce sex education programme
was self-inflicted, say Sanusi supporters
committed to eradicating corruption
committed to Youth
committed to scandalizing Anwar
committed to the Malay Agenda
UMNO committed to eradicating corruption
The UMNO Elections this month clearly demonstrated UMNO's
commitment to eradicating corruption when Rafidah Aziz regained her position
as UMNO Wanita Chief and former Selangor Chief Minister Muhammad Taib was
elected an UMNO Vice President. An UMNO veteran who refused to be named
praised the results. "When the delegates can elect someone who was
investigated by the Anti-Corruption Agency for giving her son-in-law millions
in shares and someone else who was caught overseas with millions in cash
in his luggage, you can be assured that the new UMNO line-up is serious
about combating corruption."
He added that the two new appointments also reflected
UMNO's commitment to family values. "One was helping out her son-in-law,
the other was helping out his brother. Foreigners out to re-colonise us
may call it 'nepotism' – we prefer to call it 'family values'"
Muhammad Taib indicating he has
nothing to declare
An UMNO spokesman said that he was pleased that UMNO delegates
had forgiven Muhammad Taib for past mistakes. "After all, I'm sure
we've all had excess baggage problems when we travel overseas. In
fact, he only had 19 kilos of cash and we all know the baggage limit for
international flights is 20 kilos."
He denied claims that Muhammad was celebrating his victory
by going on holiday to Australia. He also denied rumours that Muhammad
was eyeing the Foreign Ministry portfolio. "For one thing, he’d probably
have to sit for an English test first."
UMNO committed to youth
Hishammuddin removes his dentures to prove UMNO Youth
is not toothless
|UMNO Youth will strive to woo more young people into
the movement "UMNO Youth has to make this effort and will target fifth
formers who will become eligible voters by 2004," said newly-elected
Youth head Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. "These students will be the three
million new voters in the next general election," said an UMNO Youth
delegate who refused to be named. "I don’t think we can get away with
not making them eligible to vote, like we did with the 680,000 new voters
The delegate also supported Hishamuddin's call on the
Youth and Sports Ministry to give emphasis to youth in its activities.
"For example, UMNO Youth want the opportunity to organise its own
successful parachute jumps over the South Pole. UMNO Youth Boleh!'
Hishammuddin also told delegates that "UMNO Youth
is still bold and not toothless as alleged by some.' To illustrate the
point, he removed his dentures and showed delegates a fine set of molars
that were still intact.
"UMNO Youth successes are due to the boldness of
our past leaders," the delegate added. "And look what happened
to our past two leaders!"