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  Asiaweek.com | Viewpoint: Reform UMNO | 2/25/2000
The unequal distribution of wealth among the races was among the factors that led to the racial riots of May 13, 1969.
UMNO was perplexed that the people the party created had become, to it, a Frankenstein's monster.
UMNO will be more successful than in the past if it lessens the friction in the hinges.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/magazine/2000/0225/viewpoint.html   (982 words)

  United Malays National Organisation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A series of Malay congresses were held, culminating in the formation of UMNO on May 11, 1946 at the Third Malay Congress in Johor Bahru, with Datuk Onn Jaafar at its head.
However, membership in UMNO was and continues to be limited to members of the Malay (bumiputra) race, and Onn Jaafar's attempt to change this policy and the party's name into the United Malaya National Organisation was rejected in 1951.
On 25 June, 1987, an appeal was filed by 12 of the UMNO delegates (one of whom, Encik Hussain bin Manap, withdrew unexpectedly in August) to have the assembly and the election of April 1987 declared null.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/UMNO   (895 words)

 United Malays National Organisation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On 24 April 1987, UMNO held its Annual General Assembly and triennial Party election.
The politics of the Malays, particularly UMNO politics, had undergone a sea change in the first few years of the Mahathir stewardship, and the incumbent party president was challenged for the second time in 41 years.
On 25 June 1987, an appeal was filed by 12 of the UMNO delegates (one of whom, Hussain bin Manap, withdrew unexpectedly in August) to have the assembly and the election of April 1987 declared null.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Malays_National_Organization   (798 words)

 New Statesman - Example of a successful political party: UMNO
UMNO has always been able to claim to be the true guardian of the Malay traditions and customs, maintaining the position of the sultans who rule nine of the 13 states and protecting the status of Islam as the country’s main religion, but also being seen as conforming to the spirit of a multiracial Malaysia.
UMNO, by contrast, comes across as the defender of the moderate Malay tradition, without which peaceful co-existence between the different races would not be possible.
UMNO has been so successful that it is quite simply impossible to imagine a Malaysian prime minister ever coming from a different party.
www.newstatesman.com /200610230059   (543 words)

 Inter Press Service News Agency
A veteran UMNO party official raised eyebrows on Tuesday by claiming that money politics was the worst he had seen during his more than three decades in various high positions.
The term 'money politics' in the context of UMNO party elections is often a euphemism for vote-buying or the promise of doling out patronage in return for votes.
UMNO secretary-general Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad was reported by the national news agency 'Bernama' as saying that allegations of rampant money politics in the party elections marred the success of the party's general assembly, which ended on Saturday.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/sendnews.asp?idnews=25670   (818 words)

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His deputy prime minister and deputy UMNO president, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak, is in revolt, after Pak Lah's advisers decided he had to be cut down to size to protect their leader; and he, not to be undone, is on the offensive.
Is he then the Trojan horse, brought into UMNO in stealth, to destroy it from within, or is he the prodigal son, who having strayed, returns to the family.
The UMNO family is not prepared to take him back, though the head of the family does see some use of him to keep the family on the straight and narrow.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=8578983&postID=110791085343372453   (1358 words)

 Malaysia Today: Archives for UMNO 2004. Your source of independent news
The Umno general assembly ushered in Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as their new president and deputy president but the talking point of the three-day gathering was the outcome of the party elections.
Umno disciplinary board chairman Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku Ismail said this was aimed at overcoming shortcomings in dealing with complaints of misconduct during party elections.
Umno has been in existence since 1946, or so it claims, though it was actually formed in the late 1980s when the old Umno was deregistered.
www.malaysia-today.net /Umno_Assembly/archives.htm   (1441 words)

 Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
UMNO lost 22 seats in Parliament, and for the first time it holds less than half the seats in its own coalition.
There is a growing view that UMNO has become a party of the elite, tied too closely to certain big businessmen, and that UMNO leadership's concerns are not the concerns of the Malay heartland.
Stories are told of UMNO politicians arriving in the villages in their airconditioned Mercedes Benz's, making speeches on subjects of little interest to their listeners - like the evils of the international trade and financial system -- and then returning to KL.
www.freeanwar.net /news/malott.html   (2601 words)

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THE NEW UMNO PRESIDENT, DATO' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, appointed 190 divisional leaders nine days ago (22 November 2003), ahead of the UMNO elections, so they would be in place when general election beckons.
The UMNO division leaders are elected in party elections every third year, as 165 of them are.
Dato' Mustapha has a problem which reduces his political role in the state, especially when he is touted as the UMNO mentri besar if it captures the state government after the election: his wife is not a Kelantanese, does not speak the dialect, and already has problems about it with the palace as a consequence.
members.lycos.co.uk /minda2rakyat/artikel/031203_artikel_1.html   (915 words)

 Ex-Umno division secretary sacked for slamming leadership in blog
This is the second time that Umno had sacked him for breaching party discipline.
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said the sacking had nothing to do with the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad issue.
He said he would apply to re-join Umno “when there is a change of leader” in the party.
www.thestar.com.my /news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/29/nation/15581430&sec=nation   (543 words)

 Asia Times - News and analysis from throughout Southeast Asia
Although there is talk of money politics each time UMNO elections are held, what makes it different this time is that the issue has upset a veteran party member like Kadir enough for him to complain about it openly in the tightly controlled mainstream media.
UMNO secretary general Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad was reported by the national news agency Bernama as saying that allegations of rampant money politics in the party elections marred the success of the party's general assembly, which ended last Saturday.
It's all proving to be an embarrassment for Abdullah, who in July won the UMNO presidency uncontested after a potential rival had earlier failed to secure enough nominations.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/FJ02Ae04.html   (1036 words)

 Asiaweek.com | Interview: 'What Will Be Will Be' | 11/03/99
One theory within UMNO is that Anwar was one of the factors leading to your challenge of the presidency in 1987 and Musa Hitam's challenge of the deputy presidency, because he [Anwar] was rising so fast.
They were all accepted into UMNO but because of the sheer numbers from our side, not all were accepted at the branch level--so they were all hanging in the air.
UMNO may be split but if the MCA is in full force for Barisan, even if you get 30 percent of the Malay votes, Barisan will win.
www.asiaweek.com /asiaweek/intelligence/9911/03   (6025 words)

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UMNO and PAS face the same internal convulsions over Islam: in UMNO a resentment for discarding the Malay cultural constituency, in PAS for allowing culture to intrude and welcoming as members those with a more cosmopolitan Islamic worldview.
UMNO on the other hand has accepted it is an Islamic party and challenges PAS on its turf.
UMNO could find itself unable to return to its cultural constituency and may not have much of an impact in the Islamic heartland.
members.lycos.co.uk /minda2rakyat/artikel/031028_artikel_1.html   (1133 words)

 Pacific Affairs: UMNO leaders and Malay rulers: The erosion of a special relationship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
IN JANUARY 1993, the Malaysian parliament stripped the Malay rulers of their legal immunity.(1) Meanwhile, UMNO Baru, the backbone of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, withdrew all privileges not provided for under the constitution and considered removing the "royal" prefix from the titles of state institutions.
This article will argue that the declining relevance of feudal institutions in UMNO Baru's strategy of political dominance and its elites' perception of the rulers as potential contenders for executive power culminated in the revision of the position of the rulers in Malaysian politics.
UMNO, founded in 1946, mobilized the Malays, including women, against the Malayan Union by demanding the restoration of sovereignty to the Malay states which traditionally resided in the person of the sultan.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_199507/ai_n8725384   (1173 words)

 UMNO and its Partners in the New Malaysia
No doubt UMNO is still alive and kicking as it still managed to garner at least 50% of the popular votes in most of the constituencies it contested, and has remained the party which received the highest number of popular votes.
UMNO may have lost a little bit of ground in pushing for a Ketuanan Melayu stance but that has nevertheless nudged the Barisan Nasional closer to a Malaysian Malaysia model.
UMNO is presently depending on its core of loyalists from the older generation and a circle of members whose support has been assured through the party’s patronage of their businesses, career positions and social status.
www.aliran.com /high9912.html   (2902 words)

 Xinhua - English
Malaysian Prime Minister and UMNO President Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the decision after chairing a two-hour supreme council meeting, noting that the decision was final and not appealable.
Samad, 56, who serves as minister of federal territories in the government, is the most senior UMNO politician found guilty of corruption since Badawi launched the anti-corruption campaign after he came to power in 2003.
UMNO Deputy President Najib Tun Razak said the supreme council decided to reduce the suspension period after considering Samad's years of service in the party and reviewing his conduct after the punishment was imposed.
news.xinhuanet.com /english/2005-10/07/content_3591462.htm   (292 words)

 Islam and the Middle East in the Far East
UMNO already had a women’s wing, called Wanita UMNO, but, widely seen as a rather staid organization dominated by older women, it had little appeal for Malaysia’s rapidly burgeoning population of young, well-educated working women.
Despite all the sensationalism surrounding Azalina, the fundamental question is whether UMNO is committed to welcoming new blood, or whether some old members who have personal vested interests in maintaining the status quo will have their way.
Not only had he argued the need for UMNO to recruit young educated people in order to repel the opposition’s advance, but he knew that the saboteurs of the membership drive could only be people inside his own party.
www.wrmea.com /archives/august2002/0208053.html   (944 words)

 Deja Vu
After the Umno break-up of 1987 and the rape of the judiciary in 1988, Mahathir and his coalition faced a rejuvenated and more organised opposition in the 1990 general election.
Not surprisingly, Umno became involved in many corporate ventures and its ranks were filled with aspiring businessmen, displacing teachers and civil servants.
Umno, MCA and MIC are like enemies who sleep together for the common objective of staying in power.
www.freewebs.com /suaraanum/0402b02.htm   (1650 words)

 umno puteri
WHEN Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced her appointment as chief of Puteri Umno during the supreme council meeting on Saturday, Azalina Othman was missing from the room.
She is, after all, the belle du jour despite having been regularly featured in the media over the past year since being appointed a supreme council member and head of the bureau.
Azalina said since the movement's executive committee members were in Umno, they would have to, among others, undergo induction and spiritual upliftment courses on the party ideals and general elections.
www.geocities.com /drmahadzir/umno04tri.html   (2574 words)

 Malaysian opposition faces uphill battle to defeat UMNO establishment in elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
UMNO has portrayed the four-party opposition alliance as an opportunistic alliance which will not actually be able to govern the country, and which would result in lawlessness and clashes between the country's Malay and Chinese communities.
This fractured alliance is ill-equipped to take on the UMNO political machine, which has dominated all aspects of Malaysian collective life for so long that in some respects its bodies are almost indistinguishable from the institutions of state.
Under the circumstances, severely denting the UMNO predominance - and depriving it of the two-thirds majority which presently enables it to do literally anything it pleases - would represent a major victory for the opposition, even without winning a majority of seats and taking government.
www.muslimedia.com /ARCHIVES/sea99/mal-elect.htm   (948 words)

 Asia Times - News and analysis from throughout Southeast Asia
UMNO elections these days are typically decided before the voting even begins.
For what it is worth, Pak Lah has taken a neutral stance to Khairy's run, affirming that if the UMNO Youth divisions would like "Khairy as their No 2 man" then he, as the party president of UMNO, would not oppose it.
Some UMNO divisions have chosen not nominate to Khairy Jamaluddin as a candidate for the No 2 post to send the message to other divisions that Khairy should not be nominated simply because he is Pak Lah's son-in-law.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/FG17Ae02.html   (1446 words)

 A Return to Umno?
Seri Anwar may have been expelled from Umno but the possibility of a return to Umno is far from remote.
First, Umno under Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is, on the surface at least, not the Umno of the Mahathir era.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad was expelled from Umno in 1969 when, as an Umno supreme council member, he openly criticised the administration of Tunku Abdul Rahman.
www.sodomylaws.org /world/malaysia/mynews050.htm   (785 words)

 Asiaweek.com | Malaysia: 'UMNO Is Known To Change' | 12/10/99
UMNO is a party that has been known to change with the times.
UMNO has been committed to development and to the need for change.
UMNO is the most gentle party of all - very kind, very responsive.
www.asiaweek.com /asiaweek/magazine/99/1210/nat.malaysia.badawi.html   (675 words)

 Malaysia Today: MT-news: Umno Youth urges PLUS to be more transparent
Umno Youth Tuesday urged the PLUS Expressways Bhd (PLUS) management to be more transparent in explaining the toll rate increases.
The problem with UMNO Youth is that they are bankrupt of ideas when it comes to improving the lives of ordinary Malays.
If that is the case then UMNO has succeeded in it's objectives, cos' a few years back there were not many malay elites, thus it is benefial for the malays to join and support UMNO b'cos your can succeed and become an elite too.
www.malaysia-today.net /Blog-e/2004/12/umno-youth-urges-plus-to-be-more.htm   (2759 words)

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