In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!

The attitude of Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leadership of being vindictive against former Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has proven to be more personal and childish.

The privileges accorded to former Prime Minister Najib have slowly been withdrawn.

FB of former Prime Minister Najib’s Special Officer Isham Jalil



The latest is the Police outrider/(s) provided to Dato Sri Najib, as the former Prime Minister.

This is a clearly a personal vindication is Gerontocracy Prime Minister against his predecessor, who happens to be once a preferred successor when the former was trying to unseat then the Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi more than a decade ago.

For the record, Tun Abdullah retired to pave way for Dato Seri Najib to succeed him on the 9 April 2009, exactly three years after Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir openly wage a ‘war’ to unseat his successor.

When Prime Minister Najib was in office, Federal Government policies and treatment of former Prime Ministers still remained as per entitled privileges, despite then Dr Mahathir was on the Opposition side.

The Star story:

PM’s Department: All former prime ministers given same privileges


  • NATION
  • Thursday, 09 Nov 20178:44 AM MYT

PETALING JAYA: All former prime ministers are being provided the same privileges and that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been treated no differently, said the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The Government has not revoked any facility whatsoever to any former prime ministers, including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic),” it said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 9).

It said that the former prime minister has been provided personnel, numbering 21 people, for his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation and his private residence.

All of this, it said, was in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

“These personnel are fully borne by the Government, including payroll, claims and other privileges enjoyed by civil servants. 

“The Government also bears the utility charges for the Perdana Leadership Foundation as well as his private residence,” it said.

On top of this, the department said that the Government also pays for all food allowances and other costs for outriders, bodyguards, medical staff and assistants to special officers for Dr Mahathir’s visits abroad.

Dr Mahathir had posted on his Facebook page Nov 1 that his Special Action Unit (UTK) police bodyguards had been withdrawn.

The personal bodyguard service is a privilege provided to all former prime ministers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, however, said on Sunday (Nov 5) that the Royal Malaysia Police still maintained Dr Mahathir’s UTK service.

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By law, all former PMs are entitled to two police outriders. Former Prime Minister Abdullah still have two.

As a former PM, Former Prime Minister Najib is privy to many secrets of the government and pulling his security puts him and the country at risk.

Most likely, Gerontocracy Prime Minister De Mahathir was not telling full truth that his police outriders were completely pulled. The restriction only applied when he was traveling to political events.

At all other times, he still had his outriders which many people can see for themselves even after Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir complained his outriders were pulled.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s track record shows that he cannot be trusted to tell the complete truth and in the case of his outriders being pulled, he again misled the Rakyat for his political gain and to gain sympathy.

In former Prime Minister Najib’s case, one of the two police outriders were pulled right after 14GE’s even though it was against the law as all former PMs are entitled to this for their protection.

However, the government were apparently angered at the big reception to former Prime Minister Najib when he traveled to Tanjung Piai.

Therefore the decision to completely pull all last outrider is to restrict his mobility and to limit his influence.

It is a very politically motivated move that is against the law but this is not a government that follows the law.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had use of outriders except when going to political events even when he was leader of the opposition.

But now Prime Minister Najib has no outriders for any purposes because this government does not follow the rule of law.

Then again, IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s credibility as the Top Cop quickly eroding as more he talks about getting the ‘bandit-about-town’, which is making him more laughable by the day.

NST story:

Jho Low now looks like a bear?

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 @ 2:38PM 
BY ABDUL RAHEMANG TAIMIN

TAWAU: The authorities in the country where fugitive financier Low Taek Jho is believed to be hiding in, is refusing to cooperate with the Police.

According to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, they are reluctant to provide information and have been giving “ridiculous excuses”, which includes claims that the 38-year-old Low has undergone plastic surgery and now looks like a “bear”.

“Among the excuses they gave include Jho Low apparently having changed his looks by undergoing facial surgery to look like a bear.

“They say his face looks like a bear. I don’t know, but apparently he has now changed his looks,” Abdul Hamid said at an event in Tawau, here, today.

Abdul Hamid’s comments comes after reports emerged that Low or Jho Low as he is more commonly known as, is now moving around under a Cypriot passport.

According to Cyprus based Greek-language newspaper Politis, the businessman linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal had also been a Cyprus citizen for the past four years.

The report, reproduced by the Sarawak Report blog, said Low had obtained the passport through a well-known citizenship and passport broker Henley & Partners in 2015.

The firm had previously commissioned a passport from the Caribbean island-nation of St Kitts & Nevis.

Commenting further, Abdul Hamid said police believe the wanted businessman was still at the country he is hiding in.

“Sometimes when he walks, he looks like a Tambadau (seladang). So when we look at him from behind, that is how he looks like. Do you think this excuse (given by the authorities of the country Jho Low is hiding in) is logical?” the IGP remarked.

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Taking a line from BBC’s infamous character Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, “In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!”

Published in: on November 8, 2019 at 17:00  Leave a Comment  

Upmanship

It is unbelievable of Gerontocracy Prime Minister’ obsession to lead by his own way having through all challenges, inherent inhabitive and obstacles, leading an army of quite incompetent politicians and party backers.

Yet he dares to shout out his mouth as his leadership with the Pakatan Harapan coalition desperately has to show a tiny bit of progress from any of the 100 promises in the PH Manifesto.

Yet, Gerontocracy Prime Minister had the audacity to sound out the Opposition for stop making false promises.

SCMP story:

Doubts over Mahathir’s handover to Anwar strain Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition

  • Malaysia’s ruling coalition came to power with a promise that Mahathir Mohamad would hand over the reins to Anwar Ibrahim
  • But the widely reported time frame of two years appears to be slipping, straining relations at the top levels of government
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Yet there is something very interesting about Gerontocracy Prime Minister.

Sixteen years ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired as the fourth Prime Minister, after serving twenty two years, three months and fifteen days.

Now, he is the Gerontocracy Prime Minister for the second tenure, since 10 May 2018.

He need to stay in office at least till 2027. This is to match Sir Lee Kuan Yew’s tenure as Chief Minister and Prime Minister of Singapore.

(Yes. Lee was awarded Grand Cross of St Michael and St George).

He already outlived Sir Lee in age. Now, to outdo tenure in office as the Chief Executive.

Ekk….

Published in: on October 31, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Scrummed out

By and large, the Malays were disappointed with Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for admission of an instrumental role in the division and weakening the Malays but offer no substantial solution to get it better.

Yesterday ex-UMNO hoppers Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Larut MP), Dato’ Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad (Mersing MP) and Dato Seri Mustapha “Bacul Lari Malam” Mohamad (Jeli MP) along with academic veteran Prof Dato’ Dr Zainal Kling, corporate leader Dato’ Yahya Jalil and UM VC Dato’ Dr Ir Abd Rahim Hashim successfully organised and delivered Kongres Maruah Melayu.

It was staged for Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to deliver his ‘The Last Address to the Malays’.

In a congregation of so many Malay political, academic, corporate, community and stakeholder leaders (with the explicit exception of Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim (Port Dickson MP) and those in DAP), the Old Man continued his Malay bashing, in a lesser scathing tone but maintaining the ‘Surat Khabar Lama’ style and delivery, like he did as the UMNO President for over 22 years.

Malaysiakini story:

‘Walau Bersatu melukut di tepi gantang tapi ada garangnya’ – Hadi


Okt 7, 2019


(Dikemaskini Okt 7, 2019)

Presiden PAS, Abdul Hadi Awang memuji parti Bersatu pimpinan Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad kerana berjaya menunjukkan pengaruh mereka di dalam Pakatan Harapan.


Beliau menyifatkan penyampaian amanat perdana menteri dalam Kongres Maruah Melayu pada Ahad lalu melambangkan kuasa yang dimiliki oleh satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam pakatan itu.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu, anjuran para ilmuwan beberapa universiti, disertakan ucapan Dr Mahathir mewakili satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam kerajaan PH.


“Walaupun dianggap seperti melukut di tepi gantang, tetapi ada garangnya,” katanya dalam tulisan berjudul “Amanat muhasabah bangsa” terbit di Harakahdaily hari ini.


Bersatu pada PRU14 lalu menang 14 kerusi parlimen daripada sejumlah 117 kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi PH dengan PKR menjadi parti majoriti dalam gabungan parti pemerintah itu apabila mendapat 50 kerusi.

Abdul Hadi pada hari ini juga menjelaskan sebab di sebalik penyertaan PAS dalam Himpunan Muafakat Nasional, anjuran PAS dan Umno baru-baru ini serta Kongres Maruah Melayu.


“Walaupun dua pertemuan itu kelihatan berlainan dan tempatnya pula bebeza, tetapi sebenarnya satu sahaja titik pertemuan iaitu perpaduan bangsa Melayu dan menyedarkan Melayu bangkit bersama Islam.


“Sekurang-kurangnya PAS dapat merealisasikan konsep taawun yang dipraktikkan dalam konsep budaya politik matang dan sejahtera yang diperkenalkan oleh PAS,” katanya.


Menurut presiden PAS, beliau bersikap terbuka mendengar ucapan pihak lain yang juga Melayu Islam kerana “muhasabah diri wajib dilakukan, walaupun adanya kritikan yang keras dan pahit.”

Abdul Hadi berkata beliau mendengar dengan teliti ucapan perdana menteri pada majlis tersebut.

“Saya mendengar amanat Tun Mahathir dengan teliti dan agak berbeza dengan kalangan yang menunggu kecaman beliau terhadap bangsa lain yang menjadi saingan kita dalam masyarakat majmuk.

“Tiba-tiba ucapan beliau menyebut kesilapan bangsanya sendiri yang menjadi sebab mereka mundur ketinggalan, tercorot dan diperbodohkan oleh pihak lain dan diperbodohkan oleh bangsanya sendiri sehingga terkebelakang,” jelasnya.

Dr Mahathir ketika berucap pada Kongres Maruah Melayu antaranya berkata kerajaan dengan sendirinya walaupun dipimpin oleh Melayu, tidak boleh memulihkan maruah Melayu sekiranya kaum itu tidak mahu berusaha untuk mengubah nasib mereka.
Katanya, maruah Melayu dipandang hina atas kesalahan mereka sendiri.

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He did not raise about the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, nor any of the many Resolutions from the series of discourse and workshops held by public Unis for politics, economics, culture, education and religion, which were conducted as precursor and the legitimate excuse for the ‘Amanat Terakhir’.

No substantial take away for the Malays. Otherwise, all and good and done in the custom and spirit of a Malay event (Majlis).

However, there is an indirect take away for the Malays. Considering that he wanted UMNO to be present and part of his demonstration of reconciliatory effort for the division of the Malays, as well sending a thumping message to Anwar and his Anwarites within PKR and most of all, DAP, it would be in terrible after taste and serious blow-back for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to get UMNO destroyed.

He needs UMNO now, more than ever, now that UMNO has demonstrated its magnanimity, for the sake of the Malays.

Unless Gerontocracy Prime Minister is ready to go down and be stoop in history as the Malay leader who eventually handed over the reins of the Land of the Malays (Tanah Aku), to DAP.

Published in: on October 7, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Stood up

In a single speech Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stood up so many gullible ‘Kings and Queens of Wishful Thinking’ about him being a changed man

The Sun Daily story:

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays: Dr Mahathir (Updated)

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Published in: on October 6, 2019 at 21:30  Leave a Comment  

Propping the Lame

Kongress Maruah Melayu organised by some PPBM leaders who jumped from UMNO and got themselves in political disposition, fronting the academias to prop Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad‘s ‘last message to the Malays’ is nothing more than a political gimmick to prop the latter is his worst ebb amongst the Malays

MKini story:

Dr M to deliver final message at Malay Congress due to threats from hypocrites’
Sep 29th, 2019
(Updated Sep 29th, 2019)

Bersatu supreme council leader Dr Muhammad Faiz Bin Na’aman said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad intends to deliver a “final message” at the upcoming Malay Dignity Congress next month in the face of “hypocrites” sowing slander and provocation that threatens to undermine national unity.


“Allegations after allegations have been hurled against Mahathir who continues to work hard for the people and country.


“While the international community, particularly the Muslim world, admires his leadership, but there are Malay hypocrites that continue to slander and insult him for political gain.


“This is the real face of Malaysian politics today. We are at a crossroads that will determine if the people’s unity will be ruined or that we move towards development that is enjoyed by all.


“Bloodshed could happen at any time due to the spread of slander, provocation and incitement on social media by irresponsible quarters,” he said in a statement today.
For these reasons, Faiz said Mahathir is seeking to address the Malay community.


“Cognisant that the strength of our national unity is under threat, Mahathir has called for all Malaysians who are Malay and Muslims, regardless of political ideologies, NGOs, corporate people or private individuals, to attend the Malay Dignity Congress on Oct 6 to hear the ‘final’ message from our legendary statesman,” he added.


Faiz (photo) said while divisions within the Malay community due to ideological differences is normal, but there are those capitalising on this to create provocations along racial, state and religious lines.

He said those responsible are bent on doing so after being rejected by the people in the last general election for being corrupt and betraying the people’s mandate.

“They are surely desperate to return to power after filling their cronies’ bellies and their own for decades and exploiting Malay and Muslim sentiment on the political arena.


“In fact, the one who is most satiated is Jho Low, who was the business partner to ‘Bossku’ who is worshipped by his party extremes,” he said, in apparent reference to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Faiz said these quarters are parroting the message that Malays and Muslims have lost power, that the DAP is in control, that Pakatan Harapan has broken its promises.


He said they are using the name of “Muslim unity” to shield leaders who are now being investigated for corruption and other crimes.

“The fraudulent fighters are once again trying to fool Malays and Muslims by claiming that they are defending Islam and bumiputera, that they are the only hope and there is no alternative,” he added.

As such, Faiz said Mahathir will try to address these challenges.
The event is organised by Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya.

The congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.

The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.
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This statement came after MCA Vice President Dato’ Seri Ti Liang Ker highlighted that the National Cooperation Charter inked by UMNO and PAS Presidents were inclusive of taking other ethnic groups forward, which is in tandem with the Federal Constitution.

Ti is also attacking DAP particularly Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinists Lim Kit Siang and Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinist Lim Guan Eng on the Kongress supposedly to address the ‘Dignity of the Malays’.

Its either being challenged or has to be redeemed, especially after Pakatan Harapan took over as the helm of the nation, which is damning to the Perpaduan, a bedrock of stability that provided the room and opportunity of nation building and progress.

Mkini story:

MCA veep says Dr M attending Malay congress will aggravate tensions


Sep 28th, 2019


(Updated Sep 28th, 2019)

MCA vice-president Ti Lian Ker today said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s planned attendance at the Malay Dignity Congress next month could aggravate tensions in a multiracial country.


Ti questioned if Pakatan Harapan was playing the race card at a time when “PAS and Umno are talking of inclusiveness and upholding the spirit and intent of the Federal Constitution”.
“It is ironic that PAS and Umno are now talking of Muafakat Nasional (National Cooperation) without impairing the position and rights of other ethnic and religious groups, but the Harapan government and Bersatu leaders are promoting a Malay phobia of ‘Malay dignity’ camouflaged by public universities,” he said in a statement today.


Ti also prodded the DAP to advise the prime minister on the matter.


“The prime minister’s proposed attendance of a congress to talk about ‘Malay Dignity’ reeks of the ‘Ketuanan Melayu‘ (Malay supremacy) years of which DAP had strongly condemned in the past.


“It is ironic to see them (DAP) turning a deaf ear and a blind eye by remaining on a ‘mute’ mode to this development.


“The attendance of their ‘top dog’ would cause or aggravate the tension and caused further uneasiness to the multiracial society of Malaysia that is now emerging under the New Malaysia government,” he said.

Ti said Mahathir must be reminded that he is the prime minister for all Malaysians and not just a Malay leader.


“He should not be seen to be endorsing a racial divide but instead propose, support and encourage a congress of national unity and dignity for all Malaysians instead,” he said.


The Malay Dignity Congress is expected to take place at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, next month.

Event organiser Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya confirmed that Mahathir would attend and deliver a “mandate”.


The centre’s director Hashim Ismail, however, said Mahathir would be present “not as prime minister but as a Malay leader”.


Hashim said the congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.



The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.

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One of the senior activist of the Kongres Maruah Melayu former VC of UM Prof Dr Hashim Ali

FMT story:

Kongres Maruah Melayu bukan mahu saingi himpunan ummah Umno-PAS, kata penganjur


Adam Abu Bakar
September 22, 2019 7:37 AM

PETALING JAYA: Penganjur Kongres Maruah Melayu berkata tafsiran pemimpin politik pembangkang yang mendakwa penganjuran program itu bertujuan menandingi Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah anjuran Umno-PAS adalah tidak benar.


Pengarah Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu, Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya, Hashim Ismail berkata, kongres itu dibuat dengan kerjasama tiga universiti lain iaitu Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) dan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) serta Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia.


“Kalau isu ini dipolitikkan, mungkin itu pandangan dari ahli politik. Kita bekerjasama dengan setiap universiti ini dan saya pula hanya menjalankan kerja-kerja dari Naib Cancelor UM Abdul Rahim Hashim. Dia panggil kami dan memberitahu ada isu untuk digerakkan secara akademik, maka kami buat apa yang patut.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu ini antaranya membincangkan mengenai permasalahan orang Melayu melibatkan aspek pendidikan, agama, budaya, politik dan ekonomi. Kita sudah berikan topik ini kepada setiap universiti untuk ambil bahagian masing-masing,” katanya kepada FMT.


Dalam poster tersebar di media sosial, Kongres Maruah Melayu dijadualkan berlangsung pada 6 Oktober depan, di Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil. Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dijangka akan memberikan amanatnya dalam kongres tersebut.


Sebelum ini, Setiausaha Agung Umno Annuar Musa mengkritik penganjuran kongres berkenaan yang berpandangan ia hanya menambah kekeliruan bangsa Melayu serta tidak menolak ia akan menjadi medan kepada perpecahan dan menjadi bahan ketawa bukan Melayu.


Hashim berkata, tidak dinafikan wujud pelbagai persepsi yang dikaitkan dengan kongres itu, selepas gambar beberapa pemimpin dari PPBM tular di media sosial, didakwa terlibat secara langsung dalam penganjuran kongres berkenaan.


“Tafsiran politik ini saya tidak mahu campur. Mereka ini penaja, ada macam-macam lagi pihak seperti dari syarikat tertentu. Kita mencari penaja, berdasarkan maklumat dari naib cancelor dijangka Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad akan berucap. Maka ramailah yang mahu bersama sekali,” katanya.

Mengulas lanjut, Hashim berkata pemimpin kini tidak boleh lari dengan hakikat kekhuatiran yang dibangkitkan rakyat, selepas pertukaran pentadbiran selepas Barisan Nasional kalah pada pilihan raya Mei lalu.

“Kita lihat dari aspek perpaduan nasional, kesan pemerintahan hari ini kepada ekonomi negara, hak-hak Melayu yang kononnya hari ini tercabar, kita lihat semua ini dari perspektif akademik. Ingin saya tegaskan, naib cancelor UM bukan ahli politik,” katanya.

Hashim berkata, berdasarkan perbincangannya dengan pihak pengurusan, program ini menyasarkan penglibatan orang muda, yang secara tidak langsung merupakan mahasiswa di universiti terbabit serta ahli akademik lain.


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The senior and junior Lims and other Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders have been completely silent about this Kongress Maruah Melayu.

However, they have attacked UMNO and PAS getting closer together cooperate to a point of calling them as “Talibans”.

Malaysiakini story:

Deputy minister agrees M’sia could be ‘Taliban state’ if Umno-PAS wins GE15
Mar 13th, 2019


(Updated Mar 13th, 2019)
Ng Xiang Yi

Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen has backed DAP deputy secretary-general Nga Kor Ming’s remark that the Umno-PAS union could lead to Malaysia becoming a Taliban state.


Chong said the political collaboration between the two parties would constitute a threat to the entire country as a result of their propagation of race and religious-based politics.


“The cooperation of PAS and Umno is not only a threat to Pakatan Harapan, but also a threat to our country.
“As we can see, from the propaganda they advocated in the past two by-elections, they are going along racial and religious issues.


“I agree, to a certain extent, what was commented by Nga, that there is a possibility of the country heading towards becoming Taliban country if PAS and Umno cooperate and win the next general election,” he said when speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby today.


The Stampin MP also expressed his disappointment with BN component party members MIC and MCA for going along with Umno and PAS in this new working relationship.

Umno and PAS, the two largest Malay-based parties in the country, had formalised ties earlier this month after working together in several by-elections that have taken place since the May general election in 2018, most effectively in the recent Cameron Highlands and Semenyih polls.

He added that was why Amanah did not side with Umno and PAS, as the Harapan component party, initially a splinter party from PAS, did not view Islam as a religion which “sowed hatred and enmity”.


On March 6, Lim issued a statement in Chinese urging MCA to immediately leave BN because Umno and PAS were now “declaring war” on non-Muslims.
He later issued a correction several hours later, which replaced the phrase “declaring war” with “targeting.”


Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Tuesday that a total of 58 police reports had been lodged nationwide against the DAP secretary-general and police have opened an investigation paper on the matter.


Nga, who is also Teluk Intan MP, had employed the analogy – that Malaysia was at risk of becoming like Afghanistan under Taliban rule – during a ceramah in Taiping last Friday.


This led to Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki labelling him the nephew of late Malayan Communist Party leader Chin Peng.


Asyraf later apologised for his remark, but demanded that Nga apologise for the Taliban claim.

Non-Muslim reactions not ‘unnatural’


Meanwhile, Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad said Umno and PAS had invited comments such as Nga’s Taliban remark and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s initial “war declaration” statement due to claims the two parties had been making against the non-Muslim community.
The federal territories minister, who was speaking in the Parliament lobby today, added that such reactions were not “unnatural or abnormal”.


He said: “Those (Lim’s and Nga’s) are individual opinions. (But) that is the environment they (Umno and PAS) created when they use phrases like the country is in danger, threatened by the non-Muslims, hence their call is to unite the Malay-Muslims to face the threats of the non-Muslims.


“So when they make such a call, it isn’t wrong for non-Muslims to assume that the unity (of Umno and PAS) is one based on hatred towards the non-Muslims.”


He said: “[…] It is not unnatural for the non-Muslims to feel this is a Taliban-style kind of movement.”

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There are some interesting contradiction in the run up of this Kongres Maruah Melayu

  1. If all of strategic importance to the Malays are eroding to a point it is so challenging, isn’t the Prime Minister is Malay, the Deputy Prime Minister is Malay and more than half of the Cabinet members are Malay-Bumiputera aware of it, that they had to get the pressure group of Malay intelligentsia in the form of those in the academia to front it?
  2. Isn’t this a political agenda trying to be poorly guised as coming from the academia?
  3. Isn’t is obvious that the individuals who are the primary proponent of this event are PPBM leaders who are trying to make their mark to Gerontocracy Prime Minister after frogging themselves from UMNO as a bad after thought, without the ground shifting together with them and propping Pakatan Harapan’s most precarious partner?
  4. How would the outcome from this Kongress Maruah Melayu be effectively rolled out even in the notion of protecting the Malay interests when the current Parliament XVI is most precarious in terms of power and bargaining chips for the Malays?

Unless one of the outcome is the UMNO-PAS Cooperation, which is the mainstay of the Malay power at the moment either go into effective partnership with PPBM (since it is clear that UMNO and PAS outright stated their rejection of PKR, DAP and PAN totally and unconditionally!) or form a new political partnership.

However, it must come unconditionally as at the moment, UMNO and PAS already gotten four times more popularity from the grassroots and compared to PPBM and PAN.

Otherwise this Kongress Maruah Melayu would just be academic and providing platform for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to do a ‘last round political theatric’ instead of ‘last amanat’.

Coincidentally, it has been said that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir would launch his ‘Shared Prosperity Vision’ to replace the ‘Vision 2020’ the day before the Kongress Maruah Melayu.

It would be very interesting what resolutions and demands which derived from a series of discourse and intelligentsia discourse separately on Politics, Education, Economy, Culture and Religion by respective custodian Unis as a precursor to the plenary session and that would be presented at the Kongress Maruah Melayu

Will the real ‘hypocrites’ please stand up?

*updated 1400hrs

Published in: on September 30, 2019 at 07:59  Leave a Comment  

Kongress Maruah DAP

It is abundantly clear the pro- Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s initiative for ‘Kongress Maruah Melayu’ is another of DAP Emperissimo of Chinese Chauvinists Lim Kit Siang’s strategic idea.

FMT story:

Don’t try to out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS, Kit Siang tells PH


FMT Reporters
September 15, 2019 10:17 AM

PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has cautioned the ruling coalition against attempting to “out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS” to counter the alliance formally forged by the country’s two biggest Malay-Muslim parties yesterday.


The DAP supremo said Pakatan Harapan would “fail and fall” if it attempts to do so as such a tactic could alienate the 5.5 million supporters from various religious and racial backgrounds that voted in PH in the 14th general election.


He said PH said should instead implement the New Malaysia agenda and win over the 2.5 million voters who supported Umno and the two million voters who backed PAS in the May 9 polls last year.


“If the Pakatan Harapan government takes the high ground and is guided by the five-pillar promises of the manifesto in the 14th general election, the PAS-Umno alliance is likely to implode even before the next 15th general election,” he said in a statement.

Lim warned that the PAS-Umno alliance would see an escalation in “toxic politics of race and religion” to an unprecedented level.


He also took a swipe at Barisan Nasional components MCA and MIC for giving their blessing to the alliance. “This despite an earlier MCA threat to ‘kick’ Umno out of Barisan Nasional if it ‘coddles up with PAS’.”


MCA had, on the eve of the signing of the historic charter, said it would “consent and respect” any collaboration between opposition parties in Malaysia as long as it was in line with the Federal Constitution and upheld moderation.


It also sent representatives to witness the signing of the charter between PAS and Umno in the spirt of the BN and “ensure that the gathering will strictly observe the values of multiculturalism and moderation”.


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Published in: on September 22, 2019 at 19:55  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for ‘Mewayang’

They say imitation is the best form of flattery and Kongress Maruah Melayu in the works now for 6 Oct proposed at Axiata Stadium is the lamest attempt to redeem Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s standing in the eyes of the majority of the Malays.

The Malay Mail Online story:

UM Malay Excellence Studies Centre organises Malay Congress on Oct 6
Published

21 hours ago on 19 September 2019


BY ZAINAL EPI

COMMENTARY, Sept 19 — The Universti Malaya Malay Excellence Studies Centre is organising a mammoth gathering of Malays on October 6 ― this time a non-political — for those who are non-partisan to have their voices heard by leaders in both the ruling parties and the Opposition.

To be held at Axiata Arena, the closed-door stadium in Bukit Jalil, the gathering is called Kongres Maruah Melayu or Malay Pride Congress and aims to chart the community’s course in all aspects including economy and politics.

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It has already proven that in the eyes of the majority of the Malays, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir ‘sold his soul off to the devil’ for a whiff back into power and toppling Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and his ruling Government.

He is in power because of the power-base that’s derived from the Non Malays, particularly DAP and PKR. The two has a consolidated votes of over 4million.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s own party PPBM, a failed and lame spin off mainly dissenters from UMNO only managed slightly over 718,000 votes.

Compared to the combined votes got by UMNO and PAS of over 4.5million in the last GE.

Since taking control of the Federal Government and seven State Governments incl Johor and Perak, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and Malay leaders have been seen as lame and lackey to the real power, which is DAP.

It is a poor attempt to match the highly successful ‘Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah’ which saw the Malays come in droves to witness the top Malay and PAS leaders vowed and inked the ‘National Cooperation Charter’, which formalised and fortified their political and social network and cooperation.

Never before a congregation of 40,000 Malays, which include political parties leaders, NGOs, academicians and professionals, as well as ordinary folks from the Malay hinterland converged and demonstrated their emotion when the ‘National Cooperation Charter’ was inked and proclaimed.

By and large the majority of the Malays felt the Malay leaders in the top echelon of the PH Controlled Government are not having their mind and interests on the issues of the majority and the Malay Agenda.

They felt bit by bit the firms that were previous grown into conglomerates are there and grown to protect their interests, have now been systematically dissected and fragmented. As a result, these GLCs and MNCs are systematically hiving off assets and businesses with the lame exercise to reduce liability.

The public notion also felt that many of these corporate exercise have gone to cronies and selected few.

This is notwithstanding all the Government and Economic Transformation Programs (GTP and ETP) have now been reverted back to Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s old ways.

It is unclear how Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir shall lead the balance of the Malays who still gullible and hopeful something could be salvaged from the reminiscence of the available time and opportunity for the Malay Agenda.

The organisers of the Kongress Maruah Melayu are political and academic have been who lost their power base and dignity for selling themselves short to Gerontocracy Prime Minister and now considered worthless in the general public standing.

Especially the “Bacul Lari Malam” chap!

In actual fact, it is unlikely the organisers could amass a good number let alone quality participants for the Kongress Maruah Melayu planned 6 Oct 2019.

It is not surprising that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is back with his usual theatrics and weep on stage at his keynote address!

Published in: on September 20, 2019 at 09:15  Leave a Comment  

Penjualan Yang Belum Selesai

Penjualan yang belum selesai!

(pasca PH dapat kuasa)

Sesungguhnya tidak ada yang lebih menyayat hati

Dari melihat asset bangsaku dijarah

Tidak ada yang lebih menyedihkan

dari membiarkan bangsaku dihina

Air mata tiada ertinya

Sejarah silam tiada maknanya

Sekiranya bangsa tercinta terpinggir

Dipersenda dan dilupakan

Bukan kecil langkah wira bangsa

Para pejuang kemerdekaan

Bagi menegakkan kemuliaan

Dan darjat bangsa

Selangkah bererti mara

Mengharung sejuta dugaan

Biarkan bertatih

asalkan langkah itu yakin dan cermat

bagi memastikan negara

merdeka dan golongan terpilih itu selalu terpelihara

Bagi lain-lainya air mata sengsara

mengiringi setiap langkah eksesais kroni kita

Tugas sekarang bukannya sukar

Kerana menjual pasca kemajuan tercapai

Rupanya jauh senang dari bermandi

Keringat dan darah untuk mengadakannya

Lagi pula apalah ertinya Malaysia Bahru

Kalau bangsaku asyik dibodohkan

Dan terus dihina olehku,

Mengangguk dan membenarkan,

Kerana sekalipun bangganya negara

kerana makmur dan mewahnya

Kroniku masih memfaraid buta

dan meminta-minta di negaranya sendiri

Bukankah keangkuhkan dan obsessi

Menghina dan menjatuhkan Bangsa sendiri

Diwayangkan sebagai ‘Meneruskan perjuangan’

Kedudukan Bangsa kita sebelum ini

Kerana rupanya selain memerdekakan,

Mengisi kemerdekaan jauh lebih sengsara

Bangsaku bukan kecil hati dan jiwanya

Bukankah sejak zaman berzaman

Mereka menjadi pelaut, pengembara

Malah penakluk terkemuka?

Bukankah mereka sudah mengembangkan sayap

Menjadi pedagang dan peniaga

Selain menjadi ulama dan ilmuwan terbilang?

Bukankah bangsaku pernah mengharung

Samudera menjajah dunia yang tak dikenal

Bukankah mereka pernah menjadi wira serantau

Yang tidak mengenal erti takut dan kematian?

Tugas kita belum selesai rupanya

Bagi menjarah kepentingan dan asset bangsa

kerana hanya kroni yang berjaya

akan sentiasa dihormati

Rupanya masih jauh dan berliku jalan kita

Bukan sekadar mengayakan kengkawan dan mengisi jong-jong mereka

tetapi mengangkat darjat dan kemuliaan palsu yang cuba didustakan sebagai buat selama-lamanya

Hari ini, jalan ini pasti semakin berliku

Kerana masa depan belum menjanjikan syurga

Bagi mereka yang kita lemahkan dengan sengaja

Dan kita andaikan mudah kecewa

Kepada golongan terpilih dan kroni ketat

Tetapi syurga dijanjikan sementara

Selagi ada masa untuk menjarah dan melipat

Penjualan kita belum selesai

Kerana hanya yang cekal dan tabah

Dapat membina mercu tanda

Kroniku yang berjaya.

(Adapted from the original work, 4 May 1996)

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Published in: on September 19, 2019 at 15:22  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for Mengejutkan

It’s a very troubling development of events of the Federal Government under Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s leadership and Pakatan Harapan Rule with the circulation of a letter about a supposed RM450million job in Kota Bharu.

The Malay Mail Online:

Guan Eng on RM450m direct negotiation project: I have to discuss it with PM first


Published 7 hours ago on 16 September 2019
BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY


PETALING JAYA, Sept 16 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that he would be discussing with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a now viral letter, purportedly from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), about a RM450 million project allegedly awarded through direct negotiation in Kota Baru, Kelantan.

Lim when queried about the letter by a journalist who pressed him for comments, questioned the journalist in return, asking if the letter bore his signature.


“Was it signed by me? Was it signed by me?” Lim asked the journalist when she posed the question.

“So please lah. There are so many letters signed. If it is not signed by me, you must first let me go do the assessment first.

“I think you are referring to what the PM said, isn’t it? So can I discuss with my PM first? It is not right for me not to discuss with the PM first before talking to you,” Lim said referring to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,

When pointed out that the letter was issued from his ministry, owing to the letterhead, Lim again repeated that the document did not bear his signature and said there are many other officials under him at MoF.

“There are how many letters signed by me and other officials? So if it is signed by me, at least there is some basis. Signed by so many other officials. You know how many staff are there in MoF? Please be reasonable,” he said, again asking for space to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister.

However, last night Dr Mahathir had also told reporters that he would also be looking into the said letter that claims to have his backing and the approval of the MoF for a direct negotiation for the project located in Tunjong, near Kota Baru in Kelantan.

Speaking to reporters after the Putrajaya Boat Race Championship 2019, the prime minister said he has never approved any new direct negotiations since taking over Putrajaya last year.

However, he said that there was a possibility that the purported direct negotiation for the Kelantan project, could be a continuation of what was done during the previous Barisan Nasional’s (BN) regime.

The letter dated July 26, 2019 was allegedly faxed to the Prime Minister’s Department’s Senior Deputy Chief Secretary Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

It referred to a ‘design and build’ project for a “Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan” Kota Baru, Tunjong.

The letter said that it referred to a letter sent by the prime minister dated July 9, 2019.
“We would like to inform you that his honourable Finance Minister have agreed for PDM Builders Sdn Bhd to be appointed through direct negotiation to implement “Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan” Kota Baru, Tunjong with the price of RM450,000,000,” said the letter allegedly penned by Datuk Zamzuri Abdul Aziz from the Government’s Procurement Section.
The letter was tweeted by Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Razlan Rafii yesterday.

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So many wrongs about this ‘Direct Negotiation Award of RM450 million’ episode.

1. Gerontocracy Prime Minister still practices Crony Capitalism, something which is so against the PH Manifesto

2. The incompetent Minister of Finance is insinuating of either:

2.1. His incompetencies not able to run the MOF and Treasury properly

2.2. He is either detached from the mechanics of the MOF civil service or he is completely ignorant about it

2.3. He is not getting along with Gerontocracy Prime Minister

2.4. So many ‘Sir Humphrey Appleby’s within MOF and the Minister is kept in the dark and/or always brought into and through a maze of dark alleys

2.5. Official correspondents to and from the Ministry are leaked to the public

2.6. The abuse of power is worse than the previous administration and/or Federal Government

3. This response is incompetent Minister of Finance’s lams attempt to throw someone or a group of some people under the bus, when they are caught red handed with the trousers down

This is a nice precursor for a Cabinet shake up, shake down or reshuffle, instead of mere “Reassignment of duties”.🙄

If Gerontocracy Prime Minister is trapped unable to switch Ministerial positions and functions of PH Presidential Council members, then its a nice opportunity to introduce an MOF II post.

“To smoothen the mechanics, in the effort for Federal Government to facilitate the catalyst for economic growth, especially in this global trying times”

And “Bacul Lari Malam” could be the man for the job.

There should be some degree stability of Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s leadership and administration otherwise all the ‘surprises’ of the political instability, gross lack of policies and consistency and grave lack of competency and follow through, is taking the nation and dynamism on a digression path.

Published in: on September 16, 2019 at 21:04  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for Muafakat

The ‘National Cooperation Charter’ to formalising the kick off the largest Malay political parties inked between UMNO and PAS Presidents at PWTC this afternoon would see the change of Malay hinterland politics-administration, with the inclusion of UMNO into PAS controlled states’ administration in the near future.

The Star story:

Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan


Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan

NATION
Saturday, 14 Sep 2019
3:39 PM MYT
By TARRENCE TAN, HANIS ZAINAL and FATIMAH ZAINAL

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has plans to include its new political ally Umno in the two states – Terengganu and Kelantan – that it currently governs.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said such plans will be unveiled to the public in the near future.

“Wait for the time to come. We will look at the latest developments. There are definitely plans (to include Umno). We are family,” he said.


Abdul Hadi was speaking to reporters during a press conference after the joint charter between Umno and PAS was signed at PWTC on Saturday (Sept 14).


“Taawun (cooperation) is a phrase that was discussed by Nik Aziz when he was still alive because of the cooperation we had in the 70s in the form of tahaluf (coalition).


“We need to introduce a new approach which is cooperation. That was discussed by the (PAS) Syura Ulama Council when Nik Aziz was alive,” he added.


The last time Umno and PAS cooperated was during the 1974 General Election when PAS candidates contested under the Barisan Nasional banner.


Also present at the press conference were Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
On seat negotiations for the next general election, Ahmad Zahid said it was too premature to discuss such details at present.


Ahmad Zahid said Umno was in the midst of reaching out to grassroots members to explain the new political alliance with PAS.


Hadi Awang concurred, saying that most importantly, both parties should work towards garnering support from the people first.


Ahmad Zahid, who’s Barisan Nasional chairman, said that its component parties – MCA and MIC – had no objections towards the newfound political alliance.


“Although we (Umno, MCA, MIC) had already discussed this, we will officially speak about this in the soonest Barisan supreme council meeting.


“So far, these two parties (MCA, MIC) have no objections at all,” he added.


Ahmad Zahid also said that a negotiations committee and a technical committee will be formed to iron out details for its newly signed charter and a memorandum of understanding between PAS and Umno.


The charter between Umno and PAS was signed on Saturday (Sept 14), formalising the cooperation between the two biggest Malay-based parties in Malaysia.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/09/14/hadi-we-have-plans-to-include-umno-in-terengganu-and-kelantan#vhhUqWaS3EMmLYju.99

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It is a landmark political cooperation for the Malays effectively rolled out under UMNO under President Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PAS President Tuan Guru Dato Seri Hj Abd Hadi Awang since the mega anti-ICERD Rally on 8 Dec 2018, which saw over 300,000 people congregated and demonstrated in Dataran Merdeka.

The National Co-operation Charter which was inked by UMNO President Dr Ahmad Zahid and PAS President Hj Hadi, is an effective progress of the series of consultations, meetings and cooperation fostered between the two leaders and their associates since 16 July 2019.

Of course, it was effectively rolled out at the Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau by-ejections which saw an increased BN performance with the direct co-operation by PAS and its election machiery.

At the Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon saw over 35,000 people at its peak, predominantly Malays, thronged and packed the UMNO HQ convention complex.

It is a new Malaysian history being made. Needless to mention, a record for PWTC.

Amongst other objectives, the formalisation of the political co-operation between UMNO and PAS would translate to the support of the Malays, particularly in the hinterland being consolidated.

At the 14GE, UMNO obtained 2.525 million votes and PAS obtained 2.032 million votes.

Even by comparison either UMNO or PAS on their own, the Malay parties within Pakatan Harapan, PPBM and PAN, could only managed 718,000 and 655,000 votes respectively.

It is interesting that PAS only managed to secure 18 Parliamentary seats, considering the popular votes they obtained.

DAP, which obtained 2.098 million votes managed to win 42 Parliamentary seats. Despite securing most Parliamentary seats within PH with 49, PKR only obtained 2.046 million popular votes, which is only a tad more over PAS’s.

The strategic importance of the charter inked is that UMNO went into the political co-operation PAS with the syndication of BN’s coalition partners MCA and MIC.

The Star story:

Barisan Nasional will speak about Umno-PAS pact again, says Zahid


Published on 14 Sep 2019 5:46:15 PM

Umno president and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday said that BN’s component parties – MCA and MIC – had no objections towards the newfound political cooperation between Umno and PAS.

He said the BN leaders had already discussed the matter and would officially speak about it again in the soonest BN supreme council meeting.



Read more at https://www.thestartv.com/v/barisan-nasional-will-speak-about-umno-pas-pact-again-says-zahid#ErlCs5AIya1pkYgU.99

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And The Malay Mail Online:

Zahid sees smooth road for PAS-Umno collaboration due to common ground


Published 1 day ago on 14 September 2019
BY IDA NADIRAH IBRAHIM


KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi predicted an easier cooperation between his party and PAS than the fractious alliances the Islamist party had with previous partners.


Zahid noted that both Umno and PAS share a common ideology on Malay-Muslim interests, unlike the Islamists’ previous alliances with the secular DAP.

“When PAS was together with DAP, it was more difficult compared to PAS with Umno now, because we share the same philosophy.

“Our cooperation is in terms of common issues. It is much easier and simpler as compared to their previous collaboration with other parties, especially DAP,” said Ahmad Zahid at a press conference after the official signing of the PAS-Umno joint charter at PWTC, here today.

Zahid also said Umno’s Barisan Nasional partners, MCA and MIC, have not expressed objections to his party’s now-official alliance with PAS.

However, he said the matter will be formalised by the former ruling coalition in an upcoming supreme council meeting.

“They are components parties of BN, and though we had discussed on the matter, but we will announce it formally at the BN supreme council meeting in the near future.

“So far, these two parties have no objection at all,” he said.

MCA and MIC had previously opposed PAS, particularly over its attempts to expand shariah law in the country.

Today, Zahid insisted that the joint-charter was inclusive and would include non-Malays as part of its national agenda.

He sought to assure non-Muslims and non-Malays that PAS and Umno’s direction was not towards religious extremism or excessive Malay nationalism.

The combination of the country’s two largest Malay-Muslim parties is fueling concerns of increased racial polarisation in Malaysia.

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Even though it is believed that MCA and MIC still managed to retain their token Parliamentary seats with support from the Malays who are susceptible to UMNO’s politics, the BN coalition partners have their respective strength.

MCA obtained 653,000 and MIC obtained 167,000 popular votes respectively.

UMNO would never abandoned its partnership for new partners, but instead harness and capitalise on the strength. Especially, the history of the partnership that brought the nation to present position.

Using the 9 May 2019 results as a basis, BN plus PAS could derive to 5.4 million votes, all and sundry. Coupled with the appalling non delivery of PH with their failed promises and incompetency, a shift of 5% of votes obtained by PH to ‘BN Plus’ could translate to 5.65 million popular votes.

This is a new instrument of a fresh political deal for Malaysia.

The past track record of BN in the stability, development and prosperity of the nation, now coupled with the comeback of a partner of the original coalition in 1973, is the way to move forward.

There is now a new speculation that Parti Muafakat Nasional be formed and members are Barisan Nasional (UMNO/MCA/MIC) and PAS.

The formal political organisation could be the fresh ingredients to offer for Malaysia to move forward, based on over 65 years of effective political partnership and progress.

Muafakat Nasional would be a new deal for Sabah and Sarawak parties to align themselves, for the greater good of Malaysia.

Published in: on September 15, 2019 at 02:45  Leave a Comment