Good work if you can get it. Civil servants have copped a cash bonus from PM Najib Razak, with employees of Permodalan Nasional Berhad set to received 2,000 ringgit in May in celebration of the agency’s 40th anniversary. I definitely don’t know enough about these sorts of bonuses so I won’t weigh in beyond: oof, those optics.
The pressure is getting to Barisan Nasional. MCA and UMNO are at loggerheads after MCA failed to attend a coalition wide meeting this week. Hold on, we weren’t even invited, says MCA Youth Legal Bureau chief Ng Kian Nam. Yeah right, says UMNO deputy leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. You guys want seats but don’t want to commit to the programs.
Mahathir Mohamad spoke with Australian television on why he left UMNO and accused Najib of ‘destroying Malaysia’. Separately, he tipped GE14 to be the dirtiest election in the world accusing the PM of gerrymandering and changing the electoral roll.
I know I said ‘no more fortune-telling about dates’ but the Star is convinced it’ll be soon and everyone is reporting on it now, so we kinda have to. Parliament should be resolved around the 28th to 30th of this month which puts us on track for a late April or May date. I think that’s where most punters have been looking anyway, but still!