Seditious sour puss

There must be a limit for the extend of Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in taking his obsession to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Coyly saying that His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang Di Pertuan Agong is “Probably under House Arrest” just because his whims and fancy of unable to present himself to the King should be seen as seditious.

Tun Dr Mahathir is very impatient in getting his unconstitutional agenda, which is by his own admission, of ousting Prime Minister Najib followed through. So far, it has miserably failed.

The past fifteen months, he has desperately tried assortment of tactics which failed throughout all the way. It is so unlike him, to fail any tactical manoeuvres he started.

He tried his initial ceramahs all over the nation in getting the rakyat to uprise against Prime Minister Najib upon the outcry of issues pertaining 1MDB beginning early last year.

Then he harped on the falsehood of “Bailout”, pertaining how the decision was derived by Tabung Haji (TH)  to acquire a 67,954 sq.ft. parcel in Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). His associates tried to pull a run on TH but that failed miserably.

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Zaid Ibrahim collected Tun Dr, Mahathir at Pasar Seni LRT station on 30 August 2015, as the latter attended the second in a row appearance at BERSIH 4.0

His endorsed failed coup d’etat by way of pressuring Prime Minister Najib to resign last July by then Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and former AG Tan Sri Gani Patail, only made had an adversed effect.

Tun Dr. Mahathir attended BERSIH 4.0 illegal rally twice last August but that did not get traction. On the contrary, that drew to a landmark moment where previously so many those who admired, supported and gave him the benefit of the doubt toter their back against him.

Then he pre-empted that “Prime Minster Najib would probably be arrested if he travels abroad and tried under ICJ”, when the latter was about to visit United Kingdom for a working visit and then attend United Nations General Assembly in New York last October.

The Fifth UMNO President attempted to do a whisper campaign amongst UMNO General Assembly delegates in last year’s UMNO AGM but it did not follow through.

He tried to instigate BN MPs to rebel against Prime Minister Najib and support Opposition’s moot to do a ‘Vote of No Confidence’ early last December but that failed too.

Tun Dr. Mahathir did something very unethical when he revealed personal conversation to public in his ceramic in Ipoh. It was to the grave displeasure of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, when very private materials he confided to the Statesman was shared in any open ceramah.

Upon the submission of the MACC investigation papers (IP) of 1MDB and SRC International 31 December to Attorney General, Tun Dr. Mahathir pre-empted the outcome by stating AG would reject the IP as part of the demonisation of the Government.

AG did reject the IP a week after submission. However, it was later revealed and admitted by MACC that the IP was defective and incomplete.

The Fifth UMNO President summarily quit the party he lead for over 22 years. It did not create the snowball effect.

In fact, against his favour that paved the way for UMNO Kedah leaders to rebel against his son then MB Kedah Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir. After two weeks of stand of, he eventually had to quit.

When all failed to follow through as initiated, Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir also took upon the challenge to take Prime Minister Najib to court.

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Tun Dr. Mahathir at arms with the Opposition, particularly his nemesis for 49 years Lim Kit Siang and DAP

Tun Dr. Mahathir also joint forces with life long nemesis Opposition Leaders in the likes of Lim Kit Siang, Anthony Loke, Teresa Kok, Mat Sabu, Mahfuz Omar, Azmin AliAmbiga, Hishamuddin Rais and all the works, to launch his ‘Deklarasi Mahathir’ on 4 March 2016.

Until last week, the Anti Najib Campaign activist claimed that they have managed to amass “1.27 million signatories”, which 1 million of it came from online manoeuvres.

The dubious claim have yet to be verified since many claimed they toyed with signing on the campaign and the tally still went up.

Now, with Tun Dr. Mahathir’s claim of “1.4 million signatories”, he wanted to present them to His Majesty YDP Agong. It serves nothing but to create a drama, in the perception and effect that he and his ANC effort even get attention of His Majesty.

Tun Dr. Mahathir must be stopped from all these unproductive political stunts. These stunts brought forth no productivity to the nation and actually is causing ripples to the effort to unify the nation.

There are more prevailing agenda to get all citizens onboard and contribute, to ensure that the economy is stronger and brought forth better trickle down effect to household disposable income and quality of life.

Clearly Tun Dr. Mahathir is way pass the abuse line in his own ultra-obsessive political agenda and self bastardisation of his position as a Statesman.

Published in: on May 21, 2016 at 01:30  Comments (8)  

Lessons from Parcels XIX: Honouring the code

China's unsubstantiated claim of the 'Nine-Dash-Line'

China’s unsubstantiated claim of the ‘Nine-Dash-Line’

Malaysia and China achieved a landmark diplomatic step to jointly declare that both nations shall resolve any matters pertaining to South China Sea based on the Document of Conduct which was inked in November 2002.

Bernama.com story:

Malaysia, China agree to settle South China Sea dispute via conduct declaration

Tuesday May 10, 2016
03:33 PM GMT+8
PUTRAJAYA, May 10 — Malaysia and China have agreed to settle South China Sea-related issues through the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and to speed up the completion of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC).

Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said the agreement was reached at his meeting with visiting China State Councillor Yang Jiechi after the latter called on him at Wisma Putra here today.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Anifah said the issues discussed at their meeting included the encroachment of Chinese fishermen into Malaysian waters.

“We raised our concern and he (Yang) said he will look into it. We believe that between friends we should be able to find solutions.

“We (Malaysia and China) are not exactly neighbours but we share the same South China Sea. So we are bound to have that kind of problems,” he said.

Anifah said Malaysia faced the problem of fishermen encroaching into its waters even with Indonesia because of overlapping areas.

“Therefore, what we (Malaysia and China) have promised is to settle all issues through the DOC and speed up the completion of the COC,” he added.

In March this year, it was reported that about 100 China-registered boats and vessels had been detected encroaching into Malaysian waters near Beting Patinggi Ali in the South China Sea.

It was also reported that the Malaysian Foreign Ministry summoned the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Huikang, to provide some clarification and to register Malaysia’s concern over the matter.

Besides China, Asean countries involved in the overlapping territorial claims in the South China Sea are Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The overlapping territorial maritime claims had resulted in the signing of the DOC in 2002 between Asean and China to pave the way for and draw up the COC as a guideline to avoid any friction in the area.

Elaborating on Yang’s visit, Anifah, who regarded the one-time China foreign minister as a close friend, said the visit reflected the close ties between China and Malaysia.

Anifah said they also discussed bilateral relations, the economy and ways to boost bilateral trade and investment.

“Because of Malaysia’s close relationship with China, we (both countries) sincerely believe that we should be able to talk to each other about problems that we may have, provided we continue to keep the communication and engagement open,” he said.

Yang arrived yesterday for a two-day working visit. Yang’s visit is the fourth to Malaysia in his capacity as the State Councillor. He had visited Malaysia five times as Foreign Affairs Minister, between 2007 and 2012.

According to a Wisma Putra statement, Yang’s visit reflected the close relations between Malaysia and China and the strong desire of both countries to strengthen the ties. — Bernama

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Malaysia is one of the claimant in the multiple claimant of disputed territories in South China Sea and have been very strong and consistent to use diplomatic channels and multilateral dialogue as avenues to resolve the complex matter.

Both nations agreed to speed up for the Code of Conduct for all signatories to comply in their engagement with regards to South China Sea.

Published in: on May 10, 2016 at 21:00  Leave a Comment  

Sarawak PRNXI: DAP CEC should resign

The entire Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Chinese Chauvinist Democratic Action Party (DAP) should resign for the dreadful performance at Sarawak State Election (PRNXI) on Saturday & May 2016.

DAP contested in 31 seats but only managed to win 7. During the PRN X April 2011, DAP wrestled 12 seats and almost obliterated local Chinese Sarawak party SUPP.

Pro-Opposition portal Malaysiakini analysis:

Breakdown of Sarawak election wins

Published 7 May 2016, 10:42 pm Updated 7 May 2016, 10:49 pm

S’WAK POLLS As BN coasted to an easy win in the Sarawak state election, the results show that they have won more than two-thirds of the 82 seats available, with 87.8 percent of the House.

PBB, led by newly re-instated Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem, won all 40 of the seats they contested for a 100 percent win streak.

Another BN component party which won 100 percent of their contested seats was Sarawak Peoples’ Party (PRS), winning all 11.

This is followed by BN direct candidates, who won 11 out of 13 seats contested, at 85 percent.

Though Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) only contested five seats, they managed to win three, putting their win at 60 percent.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) which won seven out of their contested 13 seats, had an overall winning percentage of 54 percent.

Combined, BN won 72 of the 82 available seats, which gave them their 87.8 percent super-majority in the House.

Crushing defeat

Meanwhile, the opposition suffered a crushing defeat, with DAP losing five out of 12 urban seats it had previously held, as well as being defeated in all the bumiputera seats it contested this round.

DAP only managed to win seven out of the 31 seats it contested, giving them a winning percentage of only 23 percent.

Though PKR managed to defend all three of its seats, they did not win any new ones.

Contesting in 41 seats, their winning percentage was a meagre seven percent.

Meanwhile, candidates from PAS, Parti Amanah Negara, New Sarawak Native People’s Party, Star, and independents did not win any of their contested seats.

This gave the opposition 10 seats out of the 82 in the state assembly.

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11 new DUN seats were introduced as part of the re-allignation of the DUN Sarawak, to accommodate 82 ADUN members after the 11th Sarawak State Assembly.

DAP dismal display to represent Sarawakians is apparent when their representation dropped from 16.9% of 10th Sarawak State Assembly with 12 out of 71 ADUNs to 8.54% of the 11th Sarawak State Assembly.

That is a drop of more than 50% of their own political segment constituencies.

In any examinations, any drop of 50% of last performance tantamount to bad failure. Hence, DAP CEC should take responsibility and resign and make way for fresh new leaders, to offer a brand new ideology for the party.

Stupid Sohai

The politics of hatred and Chinese Chauvinism DAP leaders managed to sow to sizeable pockets of Malaysian Chinese in Semenanjung is translated to the reaction via social media platforms.

Published in: on May 8, 2016 at 20:00  Leave a Comment  

Playing with three sticks

The buzz being whispered about town going back and forth between market punters, gossipers and arm-chair analysts that the sudden departure of a CEO of a GLC with “Personal issues” as the excuse, is about a very delicate if not intimate ‘personal matter’.

The strange bit about the resignation that the man is only letting go of his executive function and responsibility but remained as a member of the Board of Directors (BoD).

The said married man is believed to have discovered for an intimate relationship, here in this country. It is also believed that the matter has been brought up to the attention of some of the BoD members, by his own spouse.

Across the board, this is the second surprise announcement made regarding key personalities of GLC within the Khazanah Group.

Earlier was CIMB Chairman Dato’ Seri Nazir Razak, who decided to take leave from CIMB (nothing said about Khazanah) after the recent Wall Street Journal revelation of his personal involvement of political funds channeled of the amount USD7 mil. The buzz-cock suddenly felt it was the ‘right thing to do’ (to go on leave pending investigations), for a brotherly favour he did at the same time his eldest brother Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak was handling USD690 mil of donations, believed for political purposes.

The said CEO who had summarily resigned only completed eight and half month stewardship of a New Co. which was formed as part of the turn-around and rationalisation plan, is said to have signed a contract for three years of service.

Whether issue of morality is part of the consideration for him to remain as BoD, to serve for the remaining duration of contract cannot be ascertained.

However, at the rate of the gossip it is bound that the matter would eventually be raised by some of the 6,000 (mostly able and very productive loyalists) made redundant of the Khazanah plan to revive the GLC, in the rough tones of “They put a fucker in charge, after our lives were fucked!”.

After all, most of the 6,000 made jobless are people with families, of Malay-Muslim conservative background where infidelity is a major morality matter.

Published in: on April 20, 2016 at 17:00  Comments (2)  

Make love, not war

China's unsubstantiated claim of the 'Nine-Dash-Line'

China’s unsubstantiated claim of the ‘Nine-Dash-Line’

Malaysia’s position for multilateral dialogues between ASEAN and friendly regional and superpower taking precedence over any attempts of projection of power and/or force in the region not with standing the complexity of the multiple claims dispute within the South China Sea, is the flavour of inaugural Putrajaya Forum.

Bernama.com story:

Najib Highlights Critical Role Of ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) — The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus plays a critical role in balancing major power influence in the ASEAN region, allowing practical military cooperation to take place involving the middle and super powers of the world, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said this is very important as ASEAN, on its own, cannot guarantee peace in the region without support from friends and partners.

He said the ADMM Plus addressed regional defence and security challenges, including maritime security, counter terrorism, peace-keeping operations, humanitarian disaster and relief, military medicine, humanitarian mine actions and, soon, cyber security.

“These mechanisms will help guide us in the decades to come, long after ASEAN turns 50 next year,” he said when opening the 2016 Putrajaya Forum, held in conjunction with the Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference 2016 here today.

The ADMM is the highest defence consultative and cooperative mechanism in ASEAN which aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness.

The ADMM Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.

ASEAN’s eight dialogue partners in the ADMM-Plus are Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and the United States.

On new security threats, Najib said there were cyber terrorists who could operate with ease across any firewall that individual countries put up as well as extremists who do not accept the legitimacy of states and could radicalise from afar.

“Stepping up inter-agency cooperation is vital. Any rivalries and squabbling over jurisdiction and turfs must belong to the past.

“There is too much at stake. In this challenging time of economic uncertainty, governments are forced to optimise the use of resources,” he said.

Najib said Malaysia had adopted the National Blue Ocean Strategy which encourages inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.

The NBOS is the cooperation between the armed forces and the Royal Malaysia Police, he said.

He said that to meet the demands of defence and security challenges these days, a more comprehensive approach underscored by a spirit of openness and inclusiveness was needed.

“We must embrace the fact that defence and security are not the business of the government alone, but of all stakeholders who have common interests and goals,” he said.

— BERNAMA

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Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak reminded ASEAN and China, signatories the Document of Conduct in 2002 which agreed that dialogue based on the United Nations Convention Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) shall take priority role to resolve issues.

In his keynote address at Putrajaya Forum 2016 Prime Minister Najib stated the importance of continuous multilateral non military engagement is way forward and ASEAN Defence Minister Meeting Plus is one of the ideal forum to achieve and maintain continuous peace and harmony.

The second of important maritime route and hydrocarbon deposits within China's unsubstantiated 'Nine-Dash-Line'

The second of important maritime route and hydrocarbon deposits within China’s unsubstantiated ‘Nine-Dash-Line’

It is an apt message amidst growing military manoeuvres which include superpower in the likes of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) – Navy and US Naby around the region. Particularly, in the disputed areas of South China Sea and building up tension in China’s unsubstantiated claims of the imaginary ‘Nine-Dash-Line’.

ASEAN is a very important global economic region and consumer market, amidst the encouraging regional growth and global trade prominence. This is not withstanding South China Sea is the second globally most strategic and important maritime passage.

This is further echoed by Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as Putrajaya Forum 2016 was officially closed on Tuesday.

NST story:

Maintaining peace, security and stability in Asean now a more complex task: Zahid

 

BY ALIZA SHAH – 19 APRIL 2016 @ 6:40 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Territorial disputes in the South China Sea and the intercession of external interests make efforts to maintain Asean’s peace, security and stability even more complex.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the importance of the maritime realm of Southeast Asia that hosts strategic and vital sea lines communication would continue to attract the attention and interest of major powers.

“The geopolitics of the region is also changing rapidly with the competing interest of major powers contesting for supremacy in this part of the world.

“The importance of the maritime realm of Southeast Asia that host strategic and vital sea lines of communication, the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea, will continue to attract attention and interest,” he said at the closing of the Putrajaya Forum 2016. Zahid said conflicts related to the territorial disputes and the intercession of external interest would require more than diplomatic efforts by all nations involved.

“Sincere efforts to diffuse tensions may now require a multitude of engagements as well as deft negotiation processes by the leaders of all nations involved.

“Malaysia has always advocated the importance of multilateralism and regional cooperation in particular, Asean, as well as the networks of diplomatic relationships which spans across the globe to collectively address emerging security challenges,” he said.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/04/140226/maintaining-peace-security-and-stability-asean-now-more-complex-task-zahid

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Continuous dialogues within ASEAN and at ADMM Plus forum simply translate the all the nations and stakeholders develop their friendly position and maintain diplomatic channels above other options, even the itch to flex muscle by projection of force.

Published in: on April 20, 2016 at 04:01  Leave a Comment  

Lessons from Parcels XXVIII: The Empire oiling the blades

The empire of democracy and free market projected the power and force when US Navy did a massive naval exercise with the Philippines Navy within the disputed areas of South China Sea which the Philippines claim sovereignty, with the specific intention to tell of China.

The Straits Times story:

US gambles by flexing military muscle in South China Sea

PUBLISHED10 HOURS AGO

China may react by taking more aggressive action, some analysts warn
ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS (In the South China Sea) • Over the last week in Asia, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has visited two aircraft carriers, revealed new military agreements with India and the Philippines, and generally signalled that the Obama administration has decided to lean more heavily on military power to counter China’s territorial ambitions in the region.

But the new, muscular approach on display during Mr Carter’s tour represents a gamble. While it sends a message that the United States will work with its allies to challenge Beijing’s expanding presence in the disputed South China Sea, it also plays into fears within the Chinese leadership about US efforts to halt China’s rise.

That may mean that the more the Pentagon steps up in the region, the more China may feel it needs to accelerate its military build-up, including the construction of new islands equipped with radar and airstrips in contested waters.

With a mix of showmanship and concrete initiatives during a six-day visit to India and the Philippines, Mr Carter left little doubt that the US intends both to strengthen alliances and move more hardware and troops here to counter China’s growing military reach.

On Friday, he rode a helicopter to a symbol of American power projection in the Pacific, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, as it cruised through the South China Sea near waters claimed by the Chinese.

Mr Carter (left) and Philippine Secretary of National Defence Voltaire Gazmin in a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey as they depart the USS John C. Stennis last Friday. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Mr Carter (left) and Philippine Secretary of National Defence Voltaire Gazmin in a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey as they depart the USS John C. Stennis last Friday. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Before visiting the carrier John C. Stennis, he marked the end of 11 days of military exercises between the US and the Philippines and said some US troops would stay behind “to contribute to regional security and stability”.

He also said the US had begun joint patrols of the South China Sea with the Philippine navy and would soon do the same with the country’s air force.

Earlier in the week, Mr Carter toured an Indian aircraft carrier, the first time a US defence secretary had boarded such a ship, and said the US would help India upgrade its carriers.

He also revealed a new logistics agreement and said the two nations would work together on other military technologies.

Together, the measures announced by Mr Carter hint at a potential US military resurgence in a part of the world where China believes it is destined to surpass the US in influence.

The Obama administration seems to be betting that China will back off rather than continue making moves that lead its neighbours to embrace the US military.

But some analysts warn that China could react to the Pentagon’s moves by taking more aggressive action, challenging America’s commitment to the region in a high-profile game of chicken and raising the risk of a military conflict.

The Chinese have been closely watching Mr Carter’s tour, which had included a stop in Beijing before it was abruptly scrubbed from the schedule a few weeks ago. In a late-night statement on Thursday, the Chinese Defence Ministry accused the US of reverting to a “Cold War mentality” and said the Chinese military would “pay close attention to the situation and resolutely defend China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime interests”.

On Friday, China also disclosed that its most senior uniformed military commander had visited the disputed Spratly Islands, which appeared intended to signal Beijing’s resolve in the South China Sea, most of which it considers Chinese territory.

Dr Su Hao, a professor of international relations at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, said: “China sees its actions in the South China Sea as legitimate in protecting its own sovereignty and integrity. China will not just change its behaviours or deployment plan simply because of the Americans.” NEW YORK TIMES

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 17, 2016, with the headline ‘US gambles by flexing military muscle in South China Sea’. Print Edition | Subscribe

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Defense Secretary Carter had arrived on CVN 74 USS John C Stennis, which is operating in the South China Sea from the task force led by CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt, where the US Navy and Marine Corp were doing their military manoeuvres.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtcKGsQEyro

Earlier, Secretary Carter already warned China that US Naval Forces would remained “Engaged” to the complexity of the problems arisen from the multiple claims on the disputed spots with South China Sea.

China proclaimed the are to be ‘Nine-Dash-Line’ without substantiating them and so far, refuse to enter into multilateral talks to resolve the dispute. This stubbornness of China is despite signing the code of conduct (COC) with ASEAN in November 2002, which stipulated that issues must be resolved based on the United Nations Convention Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS).

China's unsubstantiated claim of the 'Nine-Dash-Line'

China’s unsubstantiated claim of the ‘Nine-Dash-Line’

It is interesting how China PLA-Navy would react to this American provocation.

Published in: on April 17, 2016 at 16:00  Leave a Comment  

“Tok Arab gila!”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir admitted he is aware about the “RM690 million donation” and the Malaysian Attorney General proclamation of “No wrong doings” at OIC summit in Istanbul on Thursday.

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad would have no choice to accept it despite him not believing in it, which in his own words “Tok Arab gila!”

However, the man-possessed obsessed Statesman is not known to have the humility of being a gentleman and admission of defeat nor guilt.

Published in: on April 16, 2016 at 13:00  Comments (7)  

Another compounded failure

Another Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad sordid and pathetic attempt to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, sank before the ship is even in open sea when Opposition Leader Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail backed off from his ‘Save Malaysia Campaign’.

The Malay Mail Online story:

Why Dr Wan Azizah won’t have anything to do with Dr M-led Save Malaysia group

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
Published: April 13, 2016 06:53 AM G

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has unsheathed her claws against Save Malaysia frontliner Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, revealing at last her reasons for refusing to join the movement seeking to oust the ruling coalition.

The mild-mannered Dr Wan Azizah, who replaced Anwar as opposition leader after her husband was jailed for sodomy last year, previously stated she would not be a part of the non-partisan movement but was coy on why she stayed away.

She opened up to Malay Mail Online yesterday, after Dr Mahathir’s interview with The Australian, where the former prime minister said that Anwar did not have the morals to lead the country.

“I regret Dr Mahathir should choose to continue to express rancour and venom against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This persists despite Anwar’s magnanimity in forgiving Mahathir’s previous excesses.

“But when he chose to repeat the scurrilous attacks on Anwar’s character using the same institutions he had helped control and wield influence over, and now chooses to attack, I think that is nothing short of being unacceptable,” Dr Wan Azizah said.

Dr Mahathir has in the past repeatedly attacked Anwar’s character and used the latter’s sodomy charges to justify why he could never become prime minister.

In the same interview with the Australian paper, Dr Mahathir also said Anwar — who will be 69 in August — is “too old” to become the country’s next prime minister.

Dr Wan Azizah also sought to explain her position regarding the Save Malaysia group which has been endorsed by other federal opposition lawmakers as well as civil society leaders and even some Barisan Nasional (BN) veterans.

She said the group, led by Dr Mahathir, should not just be about removing the current prime minister, but must also seek to meet the public’s demand for institutional reform.

“First I believe the declaration should be expanded to one that meets people’s demand for institutional reforms and concrete actions to see the end to endemic corruption,” she said, referring to the Citizens’ Declaration mooted by the Save Malaysia movement.

“Secondly Dr Mahathir must understand in any meaningful collaboration with the opposition and civil society, we cannot opt for autocratic methods because we have worked throughout based on consensus; prioritising the welfare of the people particularly affected by the current economic malaise and flawed governance,” she added.

The Permatang Pauh MP said that Dr Mahathir must learn to accept the fact that it was not up to him, but voters to decide on who should lead the country.

“Controlling mindsets only represent the old order,” Dr Wan Azizah said in a veiled reference to Dr Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir, together with politicians from both sides of the divide and civil society, launched the Citizens’ Declaration on March 4 in a movement called Save Malaysia to push for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s resignation.

The former prime minister was allowed on stage during Pakatan Harapan’s protest against the Goods and Service Tax last week and was also seen attending the Bersih 4 rally last year.

– See more at: http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/why-dr-wan-azizah-wont-have-anything-to-do-with-dr-m-led-save-malaysia-grou#sthash.Y9CfAIog.dpuf

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This is another series of failures, since the Statesman attacked Prime Minister Najib openly attack in March 2015. His full intention of ousting the leader which 160,000 delegates endorsed as the President in the last UMNO party elections (November 2013) and Malaysians voted (BN won 133 seats of 222 Parliament seats in 13GE May 2013).

A year ago Tun Dr. Mahathir lied by alleging that Prime Minister Najib is responsible for “RM42 billion lesap” (missing) from 1MDB’s coffer and completely refused any explanation on the matter. He didn’t want to wait until the investigators completed their work.

It turned out that the figure was recorded as ‘Borrowings’ in the Annual Report YE31March2015 and was properly audited by international audit firm Deloitte and submitted to Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia.

The findings of Public Accounts Committee tabled to Parliament on 7 April 2016 in a report about 1MDB also confirmed that Tun Dr. Mahathir lied when he used the amount as “Lesap”, in the attempted to create a scandalous opinion and demonise Prime Minister Najib.

He then on got his minions to do a run on Tabung Haji, with the controversy on the 67,954 sq. ft. plot acquisition within Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), crying foul that the “Unassuming and innocent old folks’ life savings for Hajj being looted for 1MDB bail out”.

However, that failed.

Then he tried to instigate then Deputy Prime Minister to pressure Prime Minister Najib upon the WSJ alleged report of “Personal monies originated from 1MDB was deposited into Prime Minister Najib’s accounts”.

Then the Attorney General as part of the conspiracy, quickly form a ‘Special Task Force’ to investigate and ready to charge him with false information, was to add to the pressure. That failed too.

The Fifth UMNO President trying to use through party vines, to create the deep satisfaction amongst grass roots at Division Level meetings. He got a few to actively hype the notion that UMNO delegates at December party AGM would force the pressure for Prime Minister Najib to resign.

That failed too.

He was out to do political stunts. Even the ones which breaks the law and the lines he himself drew, when he was the Prime Minister and till the last BERSIH 3.0.

He actively campaigned for MPs to vote no confidence against Prime Minister Najib. At one time, he even went around saying in his speeches that the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat expressed (to him in confidence, of course!) his dissatisfaction and wanted to resign.

That failed too.

Then his son Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir instead was ousted as Menteri Besar Kedah out of a rebellion of party leaders and elected representative. The Fourth Prime Minister summarily quit UMNO, in reaction to his son’s ousting.

That didn’t carry any traction.

Tun Dr. Mahathir at arms with the Opposition, particularly his nemesis for 49 years Lim Kit Siang and DAP

Tun Dr. Mahathir at arms with the Opposition, particularly his nemesis for 49 years Lim Kit Siang and DAP

On 4 March 2016, he joined forces with all of his nemesis and former political enemies which include NGO leaders, to do a ‘Mahathir Declaration’ for a mass petition, to demonstrate the rakyat’s wish for Prime Minister Najib to resign.

It drew tremendous flak from UMNO and once his staunchest supporters, for willing to work with Chinese Chauvinist DAP in the likes of Lim Kit Siang, Theresa Kok, Tony Pua and anarchists like Hishamuddin Rais, Maria Chin and Ambiga.

He tried to coax the Opposition, to do a series of roadshow campaign to drum up public support and sign his ‘Mahathir Declaration’ petition.

That failed too. It did not get the attention and traction he hoped for.

He even admitted that the path and actions that he is taking and trying to get at least a million Malaysians to do is “Unconstitutional” and trying to drag His Majesty Seri Paduka Baganda Yang DiPertuan Agong and HRH Malay Rulers to pander into his politics is really despicable.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad should be investigated for sedition.

Today, another failure presented itself as the man still is bent of his goal and trying to use the Opposition to achieve it when he failed through his usual channels.

However, the Opposition Leader said that is Tun Dr. Mahathir who needed them more than they needed him. It is obvious that for over five decades, the man is Opposition’s Numero Uno.

All these compounded to the fact that while Tun Dr. Mahathir is obsessed of trying to topple Prime Minister Najib come what may, all his moves which demonstrated his desperation to succeed on his sordid desire failed at every step.

What he personally gained is probably in teaching so many younger Malaysians really bad examples. Disrespect the law even to a point of doing ‘Unconstitutional move’ to achieve whatever you interpret as important and right thing to do.

*Updated 1600hrs

Tun Dr. Mahathir’s minion Khairuddin Abu Hassan failed to undermine the authority and validity of His Majesty SPB YDP Agong’s appointment of Tan Sri Apandi Ali as the Attorney General and carrying out his duties, which include charging him and fellow economic saboteur Matthias Chang.

The Sun story:

Khairuddin fails to strike out charge

Posted on 13 April 2016 – 02:53pm
Tamarai Chelvi
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan (pix) failed in his bid to strike out his charge after a High Court dismissed his application on the grounds that it has no jurisdiction to determine the validity of the appointment of the Attorney General (AG), today.

High Court judicial commissioner Nordin Hassan said Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (YDP) appoints AG on the advice of the Prime Minister and the “prerogative” powers of YDP is “non-justiciable” by the court.

“The court has no jurisdiction to determine the validity of the appointment of the AG, who was appointed on July 27, 2015,” said Nordin. He said he obtained the date from one of the affidavits filed in the court, for the case.

“Preliminary objection (by the respondent) is allowed and the application filed on Feb 4, 2016 is rejected,” said Nordin.

On Oct 12, last year, Khairuddin and Matthias Chang were charged with attempting to sabotage banking and financial services in the country between June 28, 2015 and Aug 26, 2015, at several location such France, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

The charge for attempting to commit sabotage under Section 124L of the Penal Code, which is punishable for a maximum of 15 years jail.

On Feb 4, 2016, Khairuddin had filed a notice of motion stating the charge for attempt to be struck out or set aside as the AG Tan Sri Apandi Ali has no valid power to prosecute him, under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution on Oct 12, 2015.

He claimed that AG did not have power on Oct 12 as the former AG Tan Sri Gani Patail’s termination of service was contrary to Article 145 (6) of the Federal Constitution.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Abazafree Abbas raised preliminary objection saying Khairuddin is abusing court process as the issue of the legitimacy of the appointment is not under the jurisdiction of the court.

He said the application is “non-justiciable” by the court and it is a “premature” application. He said the notice of motion should be heard before a Session Court, which presides over the case and not the High Court.

He also said the applicant should file a “judicial review” and not by way of notice of motion.

However, Khairuddin’s lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla said on the validity of the charge, which was framed against his client. He said the charge can only be framed by a legitimate AG.

Therefore, he said the issue of the appointment affects directly to his client’s charge.

He also submitted the subject of the application is not that Apandi cannot be appointed as AG but whether there was a legitimate “AG” at the time, when the charge was framed against his client, on Oct 12.

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Published in: on April 13, 2016 at 10:30  Comments (4)  

Putting money where the mouth is

Ex-Petro Saudi Executive Xavier Justo is suing The Edge owner and pro-Anwarista Dato’ Tong Kooi Ong in a Singapore court, for not fulfilling his side of the bargain in the episode of the acquisition of stolen information about Petro Saudi.

The Straits Times story:

1MDB leak deal: Ex-PetroSaudi exec sues The Edge owner in Singapore court

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Details of the alleged deal behind the leaks that spawned claims about the misappropriation of billions at a Malaysian state investment firm linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may well unravel in the High Court in Singapore.

Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo, the man allegedly behind the leaks, is suing the owner of Malaysia’s The Edge media group Tong Kooi Ong and two others for damages.

Justo claims that he handed over two data storage drives in Mr Tong’s presence at a Fullerton Hotel meeting in February last year in return for US$2 million (S$2.7 million) – money which he never received.

A construction worker walks in front of a 1Malaysia Development Berhad billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur.

Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo in a photo issued by the Thai police after his arrest. He claimed a deal was reached in Singapore in February on the sale of stolen documents which was followed by discussions on how he would be paid. The group of pe

I was offered $2.7m for stolen data: Ex-PetroSaudi employee Xavier Andre Justo on the 1MDB saga

He wants the items – which contain data about global oil services firm PetroSaudi and its business partner 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – to be returned and for any copies to be destroyed, according to court documents filed last November.

Mr Tong denies the claims and argues that Justo is not entitled to the items as he was “widely reported to have confessed to have stolen the data from PetroSaudi”, according to defence papers filed by his lawyer Doris Chia.

Justo, 48, who worked for PetroSaudi International (UK) as an IT manager until April 2011,is serving a three-year jail term in Thailand for attempted extortion and blackmail of his former employer.

The information from Justo is linked to claims in The Sarawak Report, an online blog, about the misappropriation of billions at Malaysian state investment firm 1MDB, whose advisory board is headed by Datuk Seri Najib. The Edge, a Malaysian publication, also published several articles on 1MDB.

Justo claimed that the deal was inked partly in a document in February last year titled “Sale Of Justo Property IT Software”, affirmed by himself and Mr Tong.

He also cited WhatsApp exchanges between Mr Tong, two other people and himself as evidence, as well as meetings in Bangkok and Singapore between himself and Mr Tong and/or others. These allegedly included two meetings with Ms Clare Rewcastle-Brown, the owner and editor of The Sarawak Report, in a Bangkok hotel in 2014.

The court action follows repeated demands by Justo for payment by Mr Tong. Justo also seeks to obtain the names and particulars of all who had access to the data.

Justo, represented by lawyer Suresh Damodara, also wants a court order to ensure the return or destruction of all copies made.

Mr Tong, in defence papers filed, admitted signing the letter at a Feb 23 meeting at Fullerton Hotel, which he said was done at Justo’s request. But he denied that he was part of any WhatsApp messaging group with Justo. Mr Tong conceded that Justo did ask him for payment once via WhatsApp but he did not pay. He denied having induced Justo into delivering the data drives with the payout offered. Mr Tong’s lawyers also wrote to PetroSaudi last year to invite them as a party to the action or include them as a party.

Alternatively, Mr Tong would seek court direction on the ownership of the data drives and whether these and all the copies should be handed over to Justo and his firm.

Last December, Mr Tong succeeded in obtaining a court order for $50,000 to be placed as security for costs incurred so far in the High Court against Justo and his firm for the action to proceed. This was on the grounds that Justo was usually not in Singapore.

The case was stayed until security was provided via a lawyer’s undertaking in January.

Two other defendants named in the suit have not entered an appearance or filed their defences. It is understood they have not been served with the court papers.

Mr Tong argued that there are no reasonable grounds for Justo’s claims. A pre-trial conference is due this week.

•Additional reporting by Trinna Leong

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Now that the dust is settled, the storm would be stirred again. Clare Newcastle-Brown brought Tong to Justo, whom in Feb 2015 offered USD2 million for the stolen data and e mails during their meeting at Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, which Justo nicked from PetroSaudi e mail databank.

Tong, a loyalist of Anwar Ibrahim, teamed up with Rewcastle-Brown who is funded by Neo Con Jews  to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, as part of the strategy to defeat him and UMNO/BN.

The Opposition never managed to defeat Prime Minister Najib, despite stretching the intensive attacks and slanders against him and his administration.

They say there is honour amongst thieves. Tong is beneath all that. Tong never put his money where his mouth is.

Published in: on April 12, 2016 at 18:00  Comments (1)  

Tan Seng Giaw: Najib not accountable over 1MDB dealings

“Legally, how do we take actions against people who do nothing”, YB Tan Seng Giaw, MP for Kepong and Deputy Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

He said this outside the Dewan Rakyat after the PAC tabled their report to Parliament, last Thursday.

They say, “A picture paints a thousand words”. In this case, it is a motion picture and an admission the moment by the Deputy Chairman of the PAC as soon as the PAC report is tabled in Parliament.

Published in: on April 12, 2016 at 08:15  Comments (2)  
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