Tue06192018

LAST_UPDATETue, 19 Jun 2018 2pm

What Are Today’s Headlines?

The English dailies today frontpaged how the Gen Y are a force to be reckoned with in the coming general election, BN’s decision to unveil their manifesto on 7 April, the PM warning that the country will plunge into hundreds of billion ringgit in debt if GST and tolls are abolished, and the Election Commission denying allegations of vote-rigging and gerrymandering.

Wooing the Gen Y Vote - The young and savvy make up a large chunk of the country’s electorate, reports The Star. And what these Gen Ys are concerned about are their jobs, the economy and the environment. Not easily swayed by inflammatory rhetoric or divisive issues, Gen Y is now viewed as a potential key to victory by many candidates on both sides and their support must be earned by politicians.

BN To Launch Manifesto On April 7 - New Straits Times reports on Barisan Nasional’s decision to reveal their manifesto on a grand scale at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil. This unveiling will likely see the 14th General Election being held late next month or early May.

Soaring Debt If Pakatan Rules - Malaysia’s debt will surge to RM416 billion if the goods and service tax and road toll collection are abolished as promised in the Pakatan Harapan general election manifesto, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. MalayMail reports on our Prime Minister’s speech in Universiti Malaysia Perlis as he explains about the damage that could incur when GST and tolls are abolished.

What Rigging? - theSun reports on how the Election Commission (EC) has denied allegations that the election system and the redelineation exercise have been rigged to favour a certain party in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

The Malay dailies put the spotlight on the ongoing water crisis in Selangor, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and those who suffer from it, the large debt that concession water companies holds, the sudden deaths of business entrepreneurs, and Pakatan Harapan’s backup plan if RoS does not approve its registration.

Krisis Bekalan Air Di Lembah Klang Disebabkan Azmin (Azmin Is The Reason Why Lembah Klang Suffers Water Shortage) - Utusan Malaysia reports on the reason why Klang Valley suffers a water crisis is due to Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s stubbornness as he refuses to make an offer to take over Splash.

Sindrom Kaki Sibuk (Narcissistic Traits) - Harian Metro reports on Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as people who suffer from this tends to think of themselves as ‘very important’ and always want to be involved in making key decisions.

Syarikat Konsesi Air Tanggung Hutang RM4.42b (Water Concessionaire RM4.42 Bil In Debt) - Due to the faulty structure and framework, Syarikat Pengeluaran Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH) had not been able to carry out its job of critical maintenance work and at the same time could not afford to pay SYABAS, reports Berita Harian.

Ahli Perniagaan Mati Mengejut (Shocking Deaths Of Businessmen) - Kosmo! reports on the two sudden and tragic deaths of Datuk Seri Seikh Muhamad Seikh Sadarudin, who died from drowning after his boat was hit by a massive wave nearby Sungai Ular beach in Kuantan, and Datuk Izham Yusoff who passed away after having breathing difficulties while jogging at Taman Tasik Perdana.

Plan B Lawan Najib (The Plan B To Defeat PM Najib) - Sinar Harian reports on Pakatan Harapan’s strategy if RoS does not pass the combined registration. Tun M said during a press conference that our prime minister knows he can go to jail if he doesn’t win in the coming election, so he will do whatever it takes to win and not let the opposition compete in the coming GE14. However, Tun M says Pakatan is prepared and has a Plan B if worst comes to worst.

-mD