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April 16, 2013

Najib: BN’s candidate list ‘final’, hopes no changes

Nigel Aw

BN chief Najib Abdul Razak today declared that BN’s candidates for the 13th general election is final, after handing the name lists to the ruling coalition’s respective component party heads.

“This is the final list, and we don’t anticipate any changes. I hope a situation doesn’t arise that will need changes.

“Legally, technically, it can still be changed. But we are hoping this is final,” he told a press conference at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.


Najib said 33 percent of total parliamentary candidates and 49 percent of state assembly candidates comprise new faces.

“This is in line with the wishes and expectations of voters to see a renewal in BN and Umno,” he said.

However, he added that experienced candidates were still required to ensure that BN can smoothly implement its manifesto when it forms the government after the general election.

Details wise, Najib said 91 percent of parliamentary candidates has at least diploma level qualification and 31 percent of these are professionals.

“They include professors, former civil servants, doctors, lawyers and even religious scholars,” he said.

NONEAsked if there were concerns that those who were not nominated would be disappointed, Najib replied, “I’m more worried about the disappointment of the rakyat”.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (right), when approached by journalists, said he was happy with the list.

“There are youths among the candidates and we are quite satisfied with the list, we will announce tomorrow,” he said.

BN state chiefs tightlipped

All state BN chiefs were equally tightlipped, insisting that they would only announce the state assembly candidates tomorrow.

“We will announce (their candidate list) simultaneously tomorrow. For my state, I will announce it at the menteri besar residence at 10.30am tomorrow, it’s embargoed for now,” said caretaker Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar  Mohamad Hasan.

“I haven’t seen the list yet, it’s sealed in the envelope. Tomorrow, tomorrow,” said Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow when he was swarmed by journalists.

Meanwhile, smaller BN component parties announced their seats today while larger parties are expected to only announce their parliamentary candidates later today after receiving the list from Najib.

NONE“We did not get 100 percent what we wanted, but the priority is for BN to win so we accept the list.

“I will email the candidates list to all the media later, there is no time to do a press conference now,” said Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon (left).

Meanwhile, MCA is expected to announce its parliamentary candidates this evening, including for the Wangsa Maju and Gelang Patah seats, which have been disputed between MCA and Umno.

“I have discussed (with Najib) about the seat (Gelang Patah) but it is not appropriate for me to say here.

“Wait for a few more hours, I will call a press conference after I scrutinise the list,” said MCA president Chua Soi Lek.

Heavyweights go to state seats

Meanwhile, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) president M Kayveas announced that the party will contest the parliamentary constituency of Kepong.

It will also contest four state seats – Kota Laksamana, Manek Urai, Pasir Bedemar and Kota Alam Shah.

kayveas ppp pc 120308 straightDespite the final list being released, Kayveas said the Kota Alam Shah seat in Selangor and Pasir Bedemar seat in Perak will have back up candidates.

“Kota Alam Shah will be between (PPP vice-president) Maglin Dennis D’Cruz and a journalist who I will not name while Pasir Bedemar will be Kerk Guan Chuan but if he cannot solve his problems, then I will replace him,” he said.

Kayveas (right) said PPP leaders are going for the two state seats as they want to help win back Perak and Selangor.

However, he noted all the seats PPP got were those that were lost in the last general election.

Meanwhile, Sabah-based Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Liew Vui Keong said he was satisfied as the party will contest in one parliamentary seat and four state seats.

“We will get one extra seat, which is Likas, and we also got back Karamunting, so total we have five seats including parliamentary and state seats,” he said.



  1. God’s Divine intervention is showing. The time has come. PEOPLE POWER! Now taking back the government from the corrupt, criminals & murderers after 55 long years. Spread this slogan everywhere, this will quicken the demise of rotten BN & UMNO : “ PEOPLE POWER! Now people taking back the government that became completely lawless.” Alan Newman, from neutral, democratic, uncorrupt New Zealand.

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — April 20, 2013 @ 6:12 PM | Reply

  2. Now or never! The time has come to nail these criminals.
    Quote: “If ….totally corrupted slimeballs and scumbags in UMNO/BN/PBB can change, then surely PIGS, ELEPHANTS and HIPPOPOTAMUS can FLY! 55 years is 55 years too long and has to stop NOW! The first five PMs ….collectively chalked up our country’s FOREIGN DEBT of less than RM250 billion up to year 2008, but this present moron of an unelected PM has more than doubled the nation’s FOREIGN DEBT to over RM500 billion in the last 4 years as an non-mandated Prime Minister!! HOW TO CHANGE? ” Not to forget all the crimes committed under Dr MM, Najib, Taib & all their cronies.

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — April 20, 2013 @ 6:11 PM | Reply

  3. An Un-elected PM. Born with a silver spoon because of his father. Never really worked hard or cared for the people. Bent on digging gold with a wife digging diamonds. Mega kickback in Scorpene then tried to cover-up the dynamite murder. People in rural sarawak have no electricity or clean water, yet his annual palace maintenance runs into millions. Listen to him: “You help me I help you.” “I would like to stress here that I have never interfered in MACC’s operations. They are independent and free to carry out their investigations on anyone.” What about Taib Mahmud’s billions? Ongoing? Investigate forever? “ Promises fulfilled.” Are these the thoughts and words of an honorable, ethical leader with the country’s interest at heart or someone full of lies, deceit & crimes? Bent on sabotaging opposition & human rights NGOs? Answer it yourself.

    Comment by alan newman, new zealand — April 20, 2013 @ 6:11 PM | Reply

  4. The endorsement of William Mawan for Saratok, Yong Khoon Seng for Stampin and Norah Tun Rahman for Tanjung Manis will backfire.

    Comment by Special Branch — April 17, 2013 @ 3:23 PM | Reply

  5. If we get rid of Corruption BN will not die. If we do not get rid of Corruption Malaysia will die. Quotes YB Lim Guan Eng.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — April 16, 2013 @ 8:55 PM | Reply

  6. Caption of the photo:

    Photo shows the big thief handing over the authority to steal to the biggest thief: “I hereby authorise you to steal more from the people of Sarawak!” (Both happy and smile)

    Taib – the Public Enemy No.1 of Sarawakians.

    To vote for BN is to prolong Taib’s stealing in Sarawak!

    Comment by Kuching Kia — April 16, 2013 @ 6:01 PM | Reply

  7. we are witnessing a real contest of alternatives solutions to our national ills in the coming GE. I see the emergence of many capable leaders in PR, who are young, intelligent, courageous and hardworking. They display sincere compassion with cut across racial and religious barriers and attend to the plights of the less fortunate ones among us. They have conducted themselves with propriety and worthy of our trust. Let us abandon our old biases, and allow these individuals to speak to our hearts and change our mindsets.

    Comment by Anon — April 16, 2013 @ 12:26 PM | Reply

  8. A list of lesser crooks and big time crooks led by the biggest crook.

    Comment by Bidayuh Headmaster — April 16, 2013 @ 9:37 AM | Reply

  9. Those not selected likely to embark on sabotage campaign, this is a culture in BN.

    Comment by nelly — April 16, 2013 @ 8:14 AM | Reply

  10. BN’s scandal list

    Comment by tigeryk — April 16, 2013 @ 4:33 AM | Reply

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