PAS will defend its volunteer corps, Unit Amal, if it faces the same action as Penang's Voluntary Patrol Team (PPS), according to its deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

Mohamad, popularly called Mat Sabu, said so far no action has been taken against Unit Amal and that the party only came to know about possible action against it via the media.

"We will defend Unit Amal (if the authorities take action). So far, nothing has happened, we are waiting," he told reporters after attending a Penang PAS dinner here on Monday.

Umno bukan parti yang mengamalkan nepotisme, kata Menteri Besar Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Walaupun terdapat pemimpin Umno yang mengikuti jejak langkah bapa masing-masing untuk berkecimpung dalam politik, Mukhriz berkata penyertaan mereka ditentukan oleh masa.

"Memang saya orang yang tidak sesuai untuk berkata mengenai nepotisme kerana saya adalah anak bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Sarawakians should exude more confidence that they can administer the state themselves, says Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem.

Speaking at the state-level 57th National Day celebration here yesterday, the chief minister said: “Let’s move with more confidence in ourselves in facing the challenges of the future. Yes, we as Sarawakians, can do whatever we are tasked to do.”

He also advised the rakyat to focus on the future as united people, without looking backwards.

Uni­versiti Malaya law lecturer Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Sharom (pic) is expected to be charged with sedition today over comments made on an online portal over the 2009 Perak crisis.

He is expected to be charged under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948.

Under the section, anyone who utters any seditious words faces a fine of not more than RM5,000, a jail term of not more than three years, or both, if found guilty.

Ketua Pemuda PAS Pusat Suhaizan Kaiat menyelar Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang mahu mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap Unit Amal PAS.

Menurut Suhaizan, Unit Amal PAS hanya sebuah badan kebajikan dan bukan badan keselamatan seperti badan-badan yang lain.

" Tak boleh nak ambik tindakan, sebab Unit Amal bukan bukan badan keselamatan.