Treasure Trove

Stories are coming out of the woodwork, once the Pandora Box is opened because it is unimaginable twenty two years of “Not Sterling” leadership and administration could be unraveled in the controversies of present day.

Astro Awang story:

Tun M miliki hampir 100 juta keping wang kertas RM500, RM1,000?

Hilal AzmiAstro Awani | Diterbitkan pada Ogos 17, 2017 18:37 MYT

 

PETALING JAYA: Pengerusi Pakatan Harapan Tun Dr Mahathir didakwa memiliki wang tunai bernilai RM83 bilion di Taiwan.


Perkara ini didedahkan oleh individu, Abdul Hameed Gula Maiden yang mendakwa dirinya sebagai bekas pegawai khas tidak rasmi ketika Tun Mahathir menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Abdul Hameed mendakwa jumlah wang tersebut diseludup ahli politik veteran tersebut sekitar tahun 1982 hingga 1995.

“Saya ada maklumat wang RM500 dan RM1,000 masih disimpan di Taiwan. Kami ada senarai nombor siri wang berjumlah RM83 bilion itu.

“Masa Tun M berkhidmat di Kementerian Kewangan terdapat tiga individu lain yang mengetahui perkara ini.

“Wang-wang itu dicetak di London dan dihantar ke Taiwan dan dipegang oleh CKS Foundation secara berperingkat antara tahun 1982 dan 1995. Wang itu masih ada di sana,” dakwanya dalam sidang media, di sini pada Khamis.

Menerusi dokumen yang didedahkan kepada media di sini hari ini, sejumlah 35,980,800 keping wang kertas RM500 dan 65,417,100 keping wang kertas RM1,000 masih disimpan di Taiwan.

“Dulu kalau kita keluarkan ‘dosa-dosa’ Tun Dr Mahathir, kita akan ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA).

Abdul Hameed turut mendakwa maklumat yang dikongsikan kepada media sebelum ini berhubung perkara tersebut hanya merangkumi 10 peratus daripada keseluruhan maklumat yang dimilikinya.

“Ini baru 10 peratus, ada lagi 90 peratus ‘dosa-dosa’ Mahathir yang akan saya bongkarkan tidak lama lagi terutamanya isu Memali,” tambahnya.

Sidang media itu dihadiri oleh beberapa orang wakil media dari beberapa portal berita dan akhbar di pejabat Presiden Pertubuhan Minda Sosial Prihatin (PMSP), Rajesh Rao.

Astro AWANI cuba mendapatkan reaksi Tun Mahathir berhubung dakwaan ini tetapi masih belum mendapat sebarang reaksi daripada pihaknya.

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Logical or not, these new found stories are lurking out of nowhere is about the noises in Malaysian politics which is ridiculing the population at large.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad perpetuated these, with his incessant open attacks since 30 months ago using the 1MDB commercial issues in damning political over tone, in the objective to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

It later evolved into the strategy of demonisation.

Other stories about Fourth Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir is the appeal in against the High Court ruling which denied his attempt to disqualify two member of the Royal Commission of Inquiry for the Bank Negara forex losses.

The Star story:

Thursday, 17 August 2017 | MYT 6:43 PM

Dr M appeals against High Court decision on RCI panel members

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has filed an appeal against the High Court’s decision which dismissed his application to remove two members of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on foreign exchange losses in the 1980s and 1990s.

The move comes just after Dr Mahathir’s application for leave for a judicial review over the RCI’s decision that it could not disqualify its members had been dismissed by the High Court on Thursday.

According to the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman’s lawyer, Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, an urgent motion to hear the application to stay the RCI proceedings had been filed at the Court of Appeal at 5.30pm Thursday.

He told reporters that the hearing for the application was set for Friday morning at the Court of Appeal.

“The appeal tomorrow is to obtain an order from the court to stay proceedings of the RCI pending hearing of an appeal proper,” he said.

On Aug 9, the former prime minister filed a judicial review to quash the RCI’s dismissal of his application to disqualify Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan and Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon from being panel members in the RCI proceedings.

Dr Mahathir had named RCI panel members Mohd Sidek, Saw, Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Pushpanathan S. A. Kanagarayar, RCI secretary Datuk Dr Yusof Ismail and the Government as the respondents.

The former premier is also seeking an order to compel the Government to immediately advise the Agong under Article 40(1) and Article 40(1A) of the Federal Constitution to quash the appointment of the two RCI members.

He said that the RCI had breached the natural justice on grounds that the first and fourth respondents were also members of a task force responsible for the investigation that forwarded a recommendation to advise Cabinet to form an RCI to investigate forex losses by Bank Negara Malaysia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/17/dr-m-courts-application-rci-proceedings/#EXk1Vm2qBWWztVB4.99

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Dr. Mahathir walked in the footsteps of other Opposition leaders in the likes of Sodomy Convict Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim and DAP Secretary General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when they were charged for crimes in the courts.

Recusing the tribunal judges were part of their tactics to delay the process of seeking justice for their alleged crimes when charged in courts.

Dr. Mahathir is desperately trying to evade from the truth of the ‘gamble’ taken by Bank Negara Malaysia in 1991-2 in the forex exchange market when the central bank completely wiped out its foreign currency reserve.

*Updated midnight

 

Published in: on August 17, 2017 at 21:00  Comments (1)  

Limiting the Limited

Limiting factor of one’s own limit to capacity, is probably the best justification to unravel  the baffling thought trying to understand the cyber reference of why Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (PERKASA) Secretary General Syed Hassan Syed Ali had taken up in his defiance against Tourism Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Nazri Aziz.

Malaysiakini article:

Kalaulah ramai pemimpin negara macam Nazri…

Syed Hassan Syed Ali

15 Ogs 2017, 9:44 malam (Dikemaskini 15 Ogs 2017, 9:52 malam)

Pertamanya, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz yang menurunkan taraf dia yang kononnya pemimpin besar kepada setaraf aktivis kerdil seperti saya hingga sanggup memberi respon terhadap kenyataan yang dibuat aktivis kedil dari PERKASA ini beberapa hari yang lepas.

Hebat sifat rendah diri YB itu.

Terima kasihlah kerana beliau juga mengiktiraf PERKASA sebagai pejuang bangsa apabila melabelkan kami sebagai pertubuhan rasis.

Maka samalah PERKASA dengan MCA, MIC dan Hindraf yang sentiasa berjuang untuk bangsa masing-masing.

Tapi DAP, MCA, Dong Zong, MIC dan Hindraf tidak pula Nazri gelar rasis.

Nazri juga secara tidak langsung mengiktiraf Umno bukan lagi memperjuangkan kepentingan Melayu dan Bumiputera sebab apabila mengata pihak lain rasis, maka pihaknya tidak rasis.

Jika tidak rasis, Umno perjuangkan kaum mana?

Oh…. Umno perjuangkan semua kaum. Nazri mungkin tidak tahu bezakan kerajaan, parti dan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO).

Hak dia walaupun Melayu

Kerajaan, ya, memang perlu perjuangkan semua kaum, tetapi walau apa pun kena akur dengan perlembangaan negara. Parti semestinya berjuang mengikut perlembagaan parti itu.
Semestinya Umno demi agama, bangsa dan tanah air. Tidak tahulah maksud bangsa dalam perlembagaan Umno itu. Tapi rasanya semua orang tahu ianya bermaksud Melayu.

Dengan itu apakah pemimpin-pemimpin DAP, MCA, Dong Zong, MIC dan Hindraf lebih hebat daripada pemimpin Umno dalam perjuangkan kepentingan bangsa masing-masing?

OK-lah dia nak bertutur guna bahasa Inggeris dalam sidang media, hak dialah walau pun sebagai pemimpin Melayu sepatutnya dia perlu mengutamakan bahasa ibunda sendiri yang menjadi bahasa kebangsaan.

Kalau dia bangga dan cintakan bahasa ibundanya iaitu bahasa Melayu, pasti dia bertutur bahasa Melayu dalam apa acara sekali pun di dalam negara.

PERKASA tidak hairan dengan jati diri sesetengah pemimpin Umno. Cara hidup kebaratan lebih gemar ditonjol-tonjolkan. Pastinya masyarakat Melayu terpegun dan kagum sangat-sangat kepada mereka.

Nak bercakap, lebih gemar berbahasa Inggeris.

Maka tidak hairanlah apabila bahasa Melayu sebagai bahasa kebangsaan tidak dapat diperkasakan lagi oleh Umno sebab sesetengah pimpinan parti itu sudah tiada jati diri.
Sebab itu kita mudah lihat banyak papan iklan dalam bahasa Inggeris di merata-merata tempat sekarang, termasuk di dinding-dinding bangunan, nama bangunan, nama taman perumahan dan nama kondominium di seluruh negara.

Jemput Namewee ke parlimen
Malah slogan yang dicetuskan oleh pimpinan negara juga kebanyakannya menggunakan bahasa Inggeris. Mereka seperti langsung tak ambil kisah.

Itulah nasib bahasa Melayu sebagai bahasa kebangsaan sejak kebelakangan ini di bawah kuasa BN naungan pimpinan Umno sekarang.

Sedih sungguh mengenangkan nasib pejuang-pejuang bangsa yang bersusah payah memastikan bahasa Melayu menjadi bahasa kebangsaan disematkan kemas dalam Perlembagan Persekutuan Malaysia.

Jika pimpinan negara makin ramai seperti Nazri, tiadalah lagi kepentingan Melayu dapat dipertahankan dan diperkasakan pada masa depan nampaknya.

Kepada orang Melayu, berusaha dan berdoalah untuk mendapatkan pemimpin-pemimpin baru yang mempunyai jati diri Melayu yang tinggi demi menjamin kepentingan bangsa di masa depan.

Untuk para pembaca semua, Nazri bukan baru serang PERKASA. Sejak awal penubuhan PERKASA lagi beliau sudah mengecam pertubuhan ini sebagai NGO rasis.

Sebab itulah PERKASA tidak hairan sangat kerana Nazri membuktikan sebelum ini beliau bukan rasis, kerana beliau lebih melayan budak Cina biadab menghina Islam dan Melayu serta negara bernama Namewe dengan menjemput si biadab itu ke parlimen.

Dia hadir tanpa mengikut etika berpakaian dalam bangunan parlimen demi hendak mendengar masalah budak itu.

Akhir sekali saya sertakan pautan laman web yang ada mempertikaikan semangat Melayu Nazri untuk semua pembaca mengenali lebih jelas seorang yang dikatakan pemimpin parti yang perjuangkan orang Melayu. [Link 1] [Link 2]

Diharapkan tuan punya bigdogdotcom.wordpress tidak keluarkan artikelnya apabila kenyataan saya ini disiarkan.

SYED HASSAN SYED ALI ialah setiausaha agung PERKASA.
Rencana ini adalah pandangan peribadi penulis dan tidak mencerminkan pendirian rasmi Malaysiakini.

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This attempt to retaliate against Tourism Minister Nazri is pure dry dark humour by using our posting in almost seven years ago in support of an organisation, which claimed to have over 200,000 members.

We don’t even know where to start!

The fact is that, don’t Syed Hassan have a more current reference, to support his and/or PERKASA’s case against Tourism Minister Nazri?

Let us go on the points raised by Syed Hassan.

PERKASA is a right wing organisation. Their patron Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, was a former President of UMNO for over 6 years and President of UMNO (Baru) over 16 years there on.

UMNO is a nationalist organisation formed by for the Malays.

UMNO mortal political nemesis is the DAP. Even Dr. Mahathir on various platforms called the DAP and leaders such as Lim Kit Siang as “Chinese Chauvinists, extremists and racists”.

He did this on the platform of UMNO.

PERKASA President Dato’ Paduka Ibrahim Ali refused to participate alongside Dr. Mahathir for the illegal street demonstration.

He also pronounced that he is “A leader of his own right” and refused to be a ‘lackey’ (Gurkha) for someone like Dr. Mahathir, despite that he is admitted the Statesman did a lot for the nation.

When his obsession Dr. Mahathir proclaimed outright that he is ashamed for PERKASA President Ibrahim for refusing to join him in his party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

PPBM forged relationship with DAP. Dr. Mahathir shocked the world for fostering political partnership with arch nemesis Lim Kit Siang and DAP.

It is known that Syed Hassan idolises Dr. Mahathir.

As the Secretary General of PERKASA, Syed Hassan should lambast Dr. Mahathir for jumping into bed and sleeping with the enemy.

Then again, Syed Hassan whacked Tourism Minister Nazri for speaking in English. These video clippings also clearly show that PERKASA President Ibrahim also is comfortable in elaborating in English, when it matters.

It is not professional to regard Syed Hassan as a hypocrite. However, Dr. Mahathir has self proven that his compulsion to lie and continuous hypocrisy.

It is a matter of principle for Syed Hassan, an advocate of the struggle for the Malays and an office bearer of a right wing organisation since its protem inception in June 2008, to publicly disown and attack Dr. Mahathir for the relationship with the “Chinese Chauvinist, racist and extremist DAP”.

Then again, there is probability that his limited formal education unlike his Boss PERKASA President Ibrahim who is proud to tell about his quest for Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, inhibited his ability of comprehension and put forth a solid argument even to rubbish a British trained lawyer like Tourism Minister Nazri.

Back to being professional. Can Syed Hassan as the Secretary General of PERKASA provide evidence that the  right wing organisation has over 200,00 registered members?

Then again, is he credible enough to hold an office which is able to process 200,000 membership application?

Syed Hassan is also was incredibility petty for raising the point that then Law Minister Nazri met the controversial Malaysian Chinese rapper Namewee in Parliament almost seven years ago.

Probably he was never accorded such honour by Nazri as a Minister, then in the previous nor now as a Cabinet Minister.

Like it or not, Tourism Minister Nazri is still on the right side up, as UMNO Supreme Council member and the nationalist party had continuously been the mainstay of the backbone power since 1955.

Well, limiting factor is always the devil of achievement and progress.

Syed Hassan should be proud of his in PERKASA and galvanise his right wing organisation for the betterment of the Malays, instead caught in the paradox of his own personal dilemma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on August 16, 2017 at 04:30  Comments (2)  

Love All, Serve All

Neutrality is the best stance for Malaysia as the world’s 17th trading nation to, be in complexity of global and regional geo-political issues and conflict, despite the errand ‘Fake News’ otherwise trying to wedge intra-Cabinet relationship and ridicule public confidence on Malaysian Government’s foreign and trade policies.

The Malaysian Insight story:

Malaysia welcomes Qatari emir visit, denies ministerial rift


Malaysia welcomes Qatari emir visit, denies ministerial rift
Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says he has no power to stop the emir of Qatar if he wants to come to Malaysia. – EPA pic, August 15, 2017.

WISMA Putra tonight confirmed the Qatari emir will visit Malaysia despite an economic blockade by other Middle East nations, and refuted there was a cabinet rift over the visit.

Both Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman both denied there was a rift between them, as reported by The Malaysian Insight early today.

“Hishammuddin Hussein and I have long been working very well and closely with each other on many occasions,” Anifah said in a statement.

“The government of Malaysia looks forward to the state visit by the emir of Qatar and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with other Malaysian government agencies are currently making the necessary preparations for the visit,” he added.

He also said Malaysia had made its position clear on “the ongoing difficulties between the Arab Quartet and Qatar”.

“Why should there be rift? The rift is between the Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

“Do you really think that I can stop the emir of Qatar if he wants to come?” Hishammuddin said at a press conference at the Parliament lobby. – August 15, 2017.

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Earlier, the same news portal published the ‘Fake News’:

The Malaysian Insight story:

Qatar emir’s visit causes split in Putrajaya

 


Jahabar Sadiq

Qatar emir’s visit causes split in Putrajaya
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani has accepted an invitation to visit Malaysia and is due to arrive next month. – EPA pic, August 15, 2017.

A SPAT has erupted in the Najib administration over the Qatari emir’s official visit to Malaysia, reflecting the rift between the Gulf state and its Saudi Arabia-led neighbours.

The Malaysian Insight understands Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is firm that Putrajaya, as a neutral party in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, will host Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani when he visits next month

But Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who is also the Special Functions Minister and seen to be close to the Saudi government, wants the trip delayed until peace is brokered between the Middle East nations.

“There is a spat and Anifah is unhappy, to put it diplomatically, that his ministry’s decisions and jurisdiction is being questioned. The emir has been invited and it cannot be delayed,” a source told The Malaysian Insight.

“We are an impartial country in the rift, so why should we hold off visits until the countries settle their issues?” he added, noting that Anifah has had more experience in Middle East affairs since he took office in Wisma Putra in 2009.

At the heart of the matter is possibly more investments from Qatar, a rich Gulf state suffering a fallout since early June when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with it over its  alleged support for extremists.

Anifah, a senior Umno leader whose brother is Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, is said to have close ties with most if not all Middle East leaders. “He does his job to make Malaysia friends with all countries,” another source said.

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, instituting a series of economic reprisals, including closing their land and sea borders and airspace. Qatar has built an emergency shelter for camels and sheep after Saudi Arabia demanded that these animals belonging to Qataris keep to their side of the border. – EPA pic, August 15, 2017.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, instituting a series of economic reprisals, including closing their land and sea borders and airspace. Qatar has built an emergency shelter for camels and sheep after Saudi Arabia demanded that these animals belonging to Qataris keep to their side of the border. – EPA pic, August 15, 2017.

Hishammuddin was made Special Functions Minister earlier this year but his role has been largely undefined although he is seen to be close to the Saudis, and had featured prominently in King Salman’s visit to Malaysia last February when several Saudi investments were announced.

Another source said Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked his deputy, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, to intercede and smoothen the ruffled feathers and strained ties between Anifah and Hishammuddin.

Zahid had invited the emir to visit Malaysia when Zahid made a four-day official visit to Qatari capital Doha in February .

Qatar has provided valuable foreign exchange for Malaysia with several Malaysian companies involved in infrastructural projects ahead of the Gulf state hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

These Malaysian companies include WCT Engineering Bhd, which is handling a slew of construction projects costing 1.2 billion riyal (RM1.4 billion) for Lusail, a new city here.

Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd unit Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services Middle East LLC has obtained a contract extension to provide management service facilities for the Hamad International Airport and its annexes.

The energy-rich Qatar is the home of Al-Jazeera, a satellite news station that has been banned in a few Gulf states and most recently, in Israel. Malaysia is one of three bases for the English-service Al-Jazeera International since 2006. – August 15, 2017.

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Separately and independently, Malaysia has excellent diplomatic and government-to-government relationship with Kingdom of Saudi and Qatar.

It is demonstrated with Saudi King His Majesty King Salman Al Saud’s visit and deals inked during the historic visit in February.

 

Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Amin greets His Majesty King Salman Al Said, as part of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s reception of the Saudi King’s visit to Malaysia

That should not at all affect Malaysia’s equally good diplomatic and trade relationship with Qatar, despite the two neighbouring gulf nation’s very precarious relationship and said on the brink of conflict.

It is Malaysia foreign policy not to interfere other nation’s issues. Probably unless, the two conflicting nation request for Malaysia to play mediatory role in the complexity of international diplomacy and geo-politics.

Malaysia is open to trade and welcome investments, be it from Saudi, in the example of Petronas’ RAPID and China’s very strong FDI, on top of growth of the value and quality f business between the two nation.

Channel News Asia story:

Hard-pedalling soft power, China helps launch $13b Belt and Road rail project in Malaysia

 

KUANTAN, Malaysia: China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday (Aug 9) on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia’s east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure push.

The planned 688km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will connect the South China Sea, large parts of which are claimed by China, at the Thai border in the east with the strategic shipping routes of the Straits of Malacca in the west.

It is among the most prominent projects in China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to build a modern-day “Silk Road” connecting the world’s second-largest economy by land corridors to Southeast Asia, Pakistan and Central Asia and maritime routes opening up trade with the Middle East and Europe.

“The ECRL is indeed yet another ‘game changer’ and a ‘mindset changer’ for Malaysia as it will significantly cut travel time to and from the east coast of the peninsula,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said at the ceremony half way along the route in Kuantan, which faces the South China Sea.

For China, the project is another expansion of its soft power in Malaysia, which also lays claim to some disputed South China Sea islands, and is critical for China’s geopolitical and strategic interests.

“The China government has attached great importance to the China-Malaysia relations and has always considered Malaysia a dear neighbour and trustworthy partner who is committed to seeking mutually beneficial cooperation and common development in the country,” Chinese State Councillor Wang Yong said at the ceremony, heading up a 100-strong delegation in Kuantan.

Najib said the project would be financed with an 85 per cent loan from China Exim Bank and the balance through a “sukuk” Islamic bond programme managed by local investment banks.

The project is being built by China Communications Construction Co Ltd.

Beijing has repeatedly come to the rescue of Najib over the last year, as he sought foreign investment that would help him pay off a massive debt piled up by scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Najib has announced a spree of infrastructure projects in the last few months, many funded by China, as he builds up momentum for a general election that he has to call by mid-2018.

A Nomura research report last month said foreign direct investment inflows from China into Malaysia surged by 119 per cent in 2016 and continued to grow at 64 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2017.

The growing closeness to China has raised eyebrows among Najib’s opponents who have argued that the country has become too reliant on Chinese funds.

But Najib dismissed the concerns in a speech on Tuesday, saying turning away from Chinese FDI made “no economic sense”.

There have been protests in Sri Lanka and Thailand over the Belt and Road initiative. A planned rail link through Thailand hit some resistance with what critics said were Beijing’s excessive demands and unfavourable financing.

But Thailand’s cabinet last month approved construction of the first phase of a $5.5 billion railway project to link the industrial eastern seaboard with southern China through landlocked Laos.

Source: CNA/aa
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hard-pedalling-soft-power-china-helps-launch-13b-belt-and-road-9108636

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Malaysia’s trade and FDI relationship iwith is not at all affected by the geo-political issues with Saudi.

The Star story:

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | MYT 11:05 PM

Qatar crisis has no effect on Malaysia’s trade and investment

Malaysia has close economic, trade and diplomatic ties with all the countries in the Gulf, says Mustapa. - Reuters pic

Malaysia has close economic, trade and diplomatic ties with all the countries in the Gulf, says Mustapa. – Reuters pic

KOTA BARU: The crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries has not affected Malaysia’s trade and investment so far, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

 

He said Malaysia had close economic, trade and diplomatic ties with all the countries in the Gulf.

“We have forged good ties with all countries. We have our importance in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and all Gulf countries,” he told reporters after the breaking of fast in Kota Baru on Thursday.

Recently, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar following an allegation of it supporting the Islamic militant group, Daesh. – Bernama

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/06/15/qatar-crisis-has-no-effect-on-malaysias-trade-and-investment/#D1GhC0AGkgGV7WZf.99

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The bullish outlook of the Malaysian economy, transformation and reforms made especially under Prime Minister Najib is a very important factor of consideration for trade and investments.

Malaysia also is ranked 23rd position of doing business globally. The matured eco-system, corporate law, corporate practices and governance and continuity of foreign and trade policies, are some of the strong magnetism factors for trade and investments.

It is the gravy train which something nations like Saudi, Qatar and China is interested, and very much like to get on, in serving their own trade and investment requirements, growth and forecast.

Investments, which include healthy growth in the Malaysian capital and debt markets draw monies from Saudi, Qatar, China and elsewhere. Japan, United States, European Union, West and Central Asia and India, are Win-win policy where the growth and net earnings at the end of the line are being harvested together, in the many forms of partnerships between public and privately owned firms, are in the traditional and emerging markets for Malaysia to tap.

Malaysia’s foreign policy and practices is like hand-to-glove perfect fit for trade and investment.

The diplomacy continuously nurtured and grow facilitated by Wisma Putra, is supported by other Ministries perpetuate the extension for trade and investment growth.

MITI and MIDA open their offices in many regions and nations, on top of the Malaysian High Commissions and Embassies worldwide.

Malaysia’s attitude is be friends and trade with all. Except the criminally incepted Zionist State of Israel.

 

 

Published in: on August 15, 2017 at 23:00  Comments (1)  

Throwing pebbles in the glasshouse

Politicians whose precarious track record filled with skeletons in the closet would be haunted by their own demons within themselves, if not the ghouls of their own sins.

New Straits Times story:

Pakatan leaders at odds over what caused violence at ‘Nothing to Hide’ event

By SYED UMAR ARIFF

August 14, 2017 @ 9:13pm

SYED UMAR ARIFF

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan leaders are at odds over the cause of the violence that erupted during the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum in Shah Alam on Sunday.

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali pinned the blame on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s absence from the event, which he claimed had led to the gathering’s chaotic end.

In making the allegation, Azmin said the prime minister’s team would have had conducted a detailed security sweep of the venue if Najib was to appear at the forum.

“I am sure that if he (Najib) had appeared, nothing would have happened. His security team will be in full force, and there will be screening to ensure the prime minister’s safety,” Azmin said when met after a Pakatan Harapan protem leaders’ press conference today.

On Sunday, Azmin had alleged Najib as the “mastermind” of the incident, which saw bottles, chairs and a flare thrown at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was speaking on centre-stage at Dewan Raja Muda Musa.

However, at a press conference earlier, PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the security detail was lacking as “politicians would not know how to differentiate between good and bad individuals” in the hall.

“We politicians do not have the skills to ascertain between good and bad people.
“It is difficult for us to know because we are not from a security team.

“Of course, we gave the assurance that no untoward incidents would happen, but we would not know if there are actually protesters making their way in, especially if they wear the same (party uniform) like us.”

Muhyiddin also claimed that the chaos was likely premeditated.
“But of course, we will be more careful in the future.

The commotion broke out shortly after an audience member asked Dr Mahathir about the 1985 Memali incident in Kedah.

Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali were escorted safely out of the hall.

The police later deployed a Light Strike Force anti-riot team.
Three teenagers were later detained to facilitate investigations.

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And:

The Mole story:

Was Nothing to Hide fracas for real or self-sabotage?

nothing2hide
Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi


More opinion about the ‘Nothing 2 Hide 2’, which appeared to some as “What else is he hiding?”

The Malay Mail Online story:Leaders say Dr M, organisers must be held responsible over fracas

Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/leaders-say-dr-m-organisers-must-be-held-responsible-over-fracas#OJIh3V8TtswJ2g1C.99

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the organiser of the ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ forum must take full responsibility for the fracas that occurred during the programme yesterday, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

He said blaming others, specifically Umno and the Barisan Nasional, was irresponsible of them.

The commotion occurred as Dr Mahathir was asked a question on the Memali incident that took place in 1985 that resulted in the deaths of 18 people, four of them policemen.

Mahdzir said that though the Memali incident happened a long time ago, it had left a deep impact on the family members and villagers in the area.

“We do not know, maybe the person who asked the question was personally affected or his family had something to do with the incident,” he said at a press conference after presenting prizes to winners of the Inter-Division Choir Competition held in conjunction with Independence Month 2017 organised by the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture Association (MESCA) here today.

Mahdzir was commenting on allegations that Barisan Nasional and Umno had orchestrated the incident during the programme organised by the youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) in Shah Alam, Selangor, which had to be postponed after shoes, chairs, flares, slippers and water bottles were thrown while Dr Mahathir was answering a question on the Memali tragedy.

He said there should not be wild allegations that the ruling party had orchestrated the incident to cover its weaknesses because the programme should not have even been held in the first place as it was merely to give Dr Mahathir a chance to speak for the sake of political mileage.

Mahdzir condemned the fracas and violence at the programme and said he hoped that the police would investigate to find out the cause and identify those responsible for the incident.

Earlier, at the event today, the Co-curriculum and Culture Division was announced winner of the competition.

In KUALA LUMPUR, Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun said PPBM youth head Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman should be held responsible for the incident for failing to ensure the safety of the audience at the programme, resulting in people being injured.

“The youth head (Syed Saddiq) should have foreseen such incidences and provided the highest security during the forum,” he told reporters at the lobby of Parliament.

Shah Alam District Police chief ACP Shafien Mamat has said that three youths aged 17, 18 and 19 had been detained to assist in the investigation into the incident.

Azwan condemned the incident and said it was a wake-up call to PPBM, that not all party members liked their leaders.

He said there was even the possibility that the fracas was planned by PPBM members themselves so they could blame Umno for it.

Immediately after the media reported the incident, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali claimed that Umno had masterminded it.

In response, Azwan denied that Umno Youth was involved in the incident and urged the authorities to conduct a full investigation and arrest those responsible.

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said the accusation by the Pakatan Harapan leadership that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the mastermind behind the incident was a serious matter as it was aimed at tarnishing the good name of the country’s leader.

“It is common practice for the opposition to cover up their own weakness. They should look at the security control from all aspects,” he said.

In IPOH, Selangor Umno Liaison Committee chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar lambasted Azmin’s statement which accused Umno and Najib of causing the fracas.

He said Azmin’s statement was defamatory as the results of the investigation into the incident were not finalised but Azmin blamed Umno and the Prime Minister with using gangsters and accused Najib of being a coward.

Noh, who is also Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, was speaking to reporters after presenting appointment letters to the committee members of the Perak People’s Representative 2017-2019 session and the presentation of the Perak PBT 2016 awards today.

In SHAH ALAM, Selangor Umno deputy chairman Datuk Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan also said the organisers of the programme should be responsible for the chaos that occurred.

He said the organisers should be blamed for compromising on the safety of those who attended the forum.

He added it was irresponsible for anyone to blame other parties, specifically Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the fracas.

“What basis and evidence is there for the accusations made against the Prime Minister,” he said.

Meanwhile in PETALING JAYA, PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the fracas was totally unexpected and could have been orchestrated by irresponsible parties.

“We gave our assurance that safety would be ensured, but if there were people who entered wearing our shirts, with bad intentions…this was something we did not expect,” he said. — Bernama
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/leaders-say-dr-m-organisers-must-be-held-responsible-over-fracas#OJIh3V8TtswJ2g1C.99

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Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s 22 years 3 months and 15 days tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, President of UMNO and Barisan National is not at all without controversies, abuses and scandals.

His leadership who was described as “Not Sterling”, would always be remembered in the many adverse and negative ways and tones, despite the progress and transformation he did brought forth to the nation.

‘Dictator’, is synonymous for the man who is known then and still remembered for punishing those who crossed him.

The Star story:

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dr M was a ‘dictator in his time’

Cute gift: Najib is given a cat by Puteri Umno leader Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (right) at Masjid Tanah in Melaka. Looking on are (from left) Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Dr Ahmad Zahid and Abd Rauf.

Cute gift: Najib is given a cat by Puteri Umno leader Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (right) at Masjid Tanah in Melaka. Looking on are (from left) Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Dr Ahmad Zahid and Abd Rauf.

MELAKA: Former Umno president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never a popular figure among party members during his tenure as president, revealed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Umno president said Dr Mahathir ruled the party with an iron fist to ensure continued support from leaders and the grassroots.

“During his tenure, Umno members were afraid of him. He would go after you if you didn’t support him,” Najib said in his speech when opening the Masjid Tanah Umno division meeting here yesterday.

The Prime Minister said Dr Mahathir’s dictatorial style of leadership was what had enabled him to remain as Umno president for so long.

He said Dr Mahathir, who is now Parti Bersatu Pribumi Malaysia chairman, was also an ungrateful leader who conveniently forgot those who supported him during his time of need.

Najib said, without his support as the then Umno Youth vice-chief during the bitter party election in 1987, Dr Mahathir who was challenged by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah would not have won.

During the election, Dr Mahathir won by a razor-thin majority of only 43 votes.

“He has forgotten that without me throwing support behind him, he would not have emerged as winner,” he said.

Najib said Tengku Razaleigh was very upset with him for supporting Dr Mahathir, but for him “Umno and loyalty to the leadership must always come first”.

He said, once he took over as Umno president, he had also abolished the quota system introduced by Dr Mahathir to remain in power.

“I did away with the unwanted system and allowed the 165,000 grassroots leaders to vote for top leaders,” he said.

Also present at the event were deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Melaka Umno chief Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Masjid Tanah Umno division chief Datuk Seri Abd Rauf Yusoh and former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman.

Najib said Dr Mahathir’s attempt to drive a wedge between him and Dr Ahmad Zahid was also a futile exercise, as he has full trust in his deputy.

“I treasure the friendship that we have since 1976. I attended courses and even slept in the same dormitory with Ahmad Zahid and it is impossible for someone to try to break these ties that go way back,” he said.

Najib also announced that he would not turn against the party in the event that he was no longer president.

“Umno is a sacred party and no one should be allowed to destroy it,” he added.

Earlier when opening the Bukit Katil Umno division meeting, Najib hailed former Umno deputy president Tun Ghafar Baba as a true party loyalist.

He said Ghafar’s loyalty to the party was true and pure and his dedication should be emulated by all members.

“He once said that position was not important to him but Umno was.

“All of us must have this kind of spirit especially if we want to win back Bukit Katil,” he said.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/14/dr-m-was-a-dictator-in-his-time-najib-he-ruled-with-iron-fist-to-ensure-support/#Bf5PQLcwhPxpQi2i.99

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Despite leading a nation which practiced Constitutional Monarchy democratic system which continuously had a Parliament, he had the ultimate responsibility of the nation.

Brutal murder of Bank Bumiputra Assistant General Manager Jalil Ibrahim in 1983, the bail out of Bank Bumiputra twice, MAMINCO fiasco, Memali Incident on 19 November 1985, the UMNO leadership challenge in April 1987, the dreregistration of UMNO on 8 Feb 1988 and the sacking of Lord President and suspension of five Supreme Court Judges in 1988.

In the likes of the new development brought forth by the revelation of then Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Musa Hitam recently, PAS Vice President Mahfuz Omar demanded that the Federal Government withdraw the White Paper presented to Parliament but set a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Memali Incident.

That was all within the first two terms of his leadership. UMNO/Barisan National lost Kelantan to PAS in the November 1990 8 GE, which was never recovered. In the same GE, Barisan Nasional also lost Sabah to PBS.

Dr. Mahathir in his sarcasm, admitted that he was a “Dictator” of the nation.

The Straits Times story:

Malaysia’s Mahathir admits he was a ‘dictator’

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad attending a meeting of political and civil leaders looking to change the government, in KL on March 27, 2016.
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad attending a meeting of political and civil leaders looking to change the government, in KL on March 27, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

PUBLISHED

MAR 27, 2016, 9:08 PM SGT

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that he was a “dictator” during his 22-year rule in Malaysia and was partly at fault for pushing Mr Najib Razak as Prime Minister.

He said this at a press conference after the “Save Malaysia” congress on Sunday (March 27). The former premier was asked how the appointment of a new prime minister would change the political situation.

Dr Mahathir explained that regardless of who replaces Mr Najib, they would know what would happen if they abused their power.

“They can do what I did, I was also a dictator before, but that is all right. People did not demonstrate like this against me before,” he said in a jest.

Dr Mahathir added that he was not entirely at fault for the damage done by the current leadership.

He said that the fault began with second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak recommending him to third prime minister Tun Hussein Onn as a replacement.

“The fault began with Tun Razak for recommending me to Tun Hussein, and then Tun Hussein for choosing me as his deputy. And I got elected as prime minister.

“As a prime minister, I have to choose my deputy. It was (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) followed by Tun Abdullah Badawi.

“I was responsible for asking Tun Abdullah to appoint Najib, so not only me. A lot of people were involved in choosing him. So it is my fault and other people’s fault,” he said.

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Of course, he did operate the nation all by himself. However, like Captain Edward Smith who commandeered RMS Titanic which was then the most sophisticated and largest ocean liner, is responsible for her sinking on 12 April 1912.

Dr. Mahathir abused the democracy in many ways.

An immediate example is that he utilised the Parliament to curb the power of the nine HRH Rulers and their immediate family, who were immune to laws and changed the Federal Constitution, twice.

He used the provision for detention without trial under the Emergency Ordinance and Internal Security Act against his detractors and political dissenters. The example is he was the Home Minister who signed the detention order of 106 persons arrested under ISA in October 1987.

The sacking of his own Deputy in Cabinet and party Anwar Ibrahim on 2 and 3 September 1998 respectively, was followed by the detention under ISA of leaders of his own party.

They include Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and MB Perak Dato’ Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who were then UMNO Youth leaders and staunch supporters of Anwar Ibrahim.

Sabah under PBS suffered when Federal Government continuously reduced funding and development, which has strategic impact till present day.

Dr. Mahathir wants the support of the people to oust Prime Minister Najib and now BN, but he cannot even truthfully answer the queries thrown at him but instead be elusive and evasive.

A Facebook comment:

“Terang komennya, dari saudara Norizan bin Yahya.

I was there and (I was) the fourth person to ask a question. The question that got into trouble was question no 6.

The first question was about why Azmin was elected as election strategic director. Answer: Yang penting menang election.

Second question: why want to pick Anwar as the next PM since he is a sodomite and are you now saying Anwar was not guilty and he was jailed because he was your political enemy then?

Answer: Even Anwar did not ask those kind of question to me anymore. Itu perkara lama bla bla bla until the person who asked (the) question shouted : Jawab la soalan! Ini forum nothing to hide…I turned around and asked that guy to respect the majlis.

Then, (it was) my turn. I asked how come you said 40 billion disappeared into thin air but balance sheet of 1MDB showed that they have 51 billion (in) assets. “Macam mana Tun kira?” He digressed and did not answer my question but instead he said we must look at the banking statement.

My point is he kept on evading questions with loyar buruk answers as usual. So, the crowd got irritated.

What sparked the anger was when he answered the question about Memali. He said (the) 4 policemen died and the 18 PAS members who died deserved the same fate too.

Then ada satu selipar sudah terbang…..the rest you can read everywhere…”

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The fact is that, if Dr. Mahathir is not prepared to address issues so prevalent raised pertaining him, then he should have not continue trying to test others when he himself failed so many tests.

There is no need to list all the probable ‘Mahathir Haters’. He did so many things which is unimaginable how he survived so far, so long without being pelted with rotten eggs.

Rotten eggs are not dangerous weapons, unlike stones or even pebbles.

Published in: on August 14, 2017 at 23:00  Comments (2)  

Volenti non fit injuria!

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had the ghosts of his past haunt him and spooked the lights of many, which is not surprising at all.

He was attacked upon his eluding answer to the question about the ‘Memali Incident’ at a village on 19 November 1985 in Baling, Kedah where 18 people lost their lives.

Two persons is believed to be arrested for the riot at the event:

New Straits Time story:

(Updated) Two men held in Nothing to Hide 2.0 riot

HARIZ MOHD

SHAH ALAM: A riot erupted at the venue of Nothing To Hide 2.0 event featuring Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, here this evening.

The incident started about 5.30pm saw a flare thrown towards the stage, followed by water bottles and chairs, before a mob started chasing after several people to a parking area opposite Dewan Raja Muda Musa at Selangor Youth and Culture Complex where the event was held.

The commotion inside the hall also saw another flare tossed towards a section where media members were seated.

It happened shortly after an audience asked the former premier about Memali incident in Kedah in 1985, and whether Dr Mahathir took responsibility of the incident which saw 18 including four policemen killed.

Dr. Mahathir however did not get the chance to answer the question when provocation started as he was about to speak.

He was then escorted out to safety, together with his wife Tun Dr. Siti Asmah Mohd Ali and other Pakatan Harapan leaders. They are believed to have been taken to their cars.

The New Straits Times reporters who were there saw several members of the audience, including those wearing Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Armada youth wing’s t-shirts, assaulted at the parking area.

A group also started venting their anger towards members of the press for taking their pictures, and shoved several photographers. It is learnt that several including female reporters were also kicked by unidentified assailants.

The incident continued for about half an hour, where a mob also chased after a man back into the hall and started beating him up, before a group of men believed to be security personnel for the event took the man away and shielded him from the mob.

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Dr Mahathir had this coming when he agreed to appear at a forum designed to be provocative by his own party’s youth wing ARMADA in Shah Alam this afternoon.

The event was planned to be a debate with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

However, despite the refusal for a debate, which many believed to be of no purpose but an extension of Dr Mahathir’s strategy to demonise Prime Minister Najib.

Channel News Asia story:

Forum led by former Malaysian PM Mahathir descends into violence

Some participants threw shoes and chairs at Dr Mahathir and set off flares at the community hall in Shah Alam.

 

KUALA LUMPUR: A forum led by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is seeking to oust the government, descended into violence Sunday (Aug 13) as participants threw shoes and chairs and set off flares.

The town hall meeting was aimed at highlighting a major financial scandal that has ensnared Prime Minister Najib Razak, and which has spurred Mahathir, 92, into coming out of retirement to take on his ex-protege.

But about 90 minutes into the event in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, troublemakers started throwing shoes, chairs and bottles towards Mahathir, organiser Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman told AFP.

Mahathir, who had been taking questions from the audience when the violence erupted, was escorted from the building and was unhurt, Syed Saddiq said. At least two people were injured, he added.

“It is clear it was designed to silence Mahathir and the opposition,” said Syed Saddiq, the youth chief of Mahathir’s recently established Bersatu party.

“But we will never be cowed by these cowards.”

Senior opposition figure Azmin Ali accused Najib of “using gangsterism to silence Mahathir. This is a cowardly act”.

Mahathir, who was premier from 1981 to 2003, has excoriated Najib over allegations billions were looted from state investment fund 1MDB in an audacious campaign of fraud and money-laundering.

Before the violence erupted at Sunday’s event, called “Nothing to Hide” and attended by some 2,000 people, Mahathir had repeated his criticisms of Najib over 1MDB.

Najib, whose United Malays National Organisation has been in power at the head of a coalition since independence in 1957, and 1MDB deny wrongdoing.

Mahathir’s party has joined the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan, or Alliance of Hope. It last month announced a new leadership line-up, with Mahathir as chairman and his former rival Anwar Ibrahim – who is in jail – as overall leader.

Source: AFP

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/forum-led-by-former-malaysian-pm-mahathir-descends-into-violence-9120028

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Dr. Mahathir ought to realise his leadership and administration in the words of a leader, “Not Sterling”. His 22 years 3 month premiership was plagued with scandals, abuses and even so many persons wronged.

An example besides the ‘Memali Incident’ is in October 1987 where 106 persons were arrested and detained without trial of ‘Operasi Lallang’. He was then the Home Minister, who signed the detention order under Emergency Ordinance and Internal Security Act.

This ‘Nothing 2 Hide 2′ event was not even well received, despite the attendance of senior Opposition Leaders like Parti Bunga President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng, Parti Bunga Deputy President Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and other PPBM top leadership.

The dreadful incident is suspiciously orchestrated or planned. It is because the peculiar master ceremony announcement just prior to the commencement of the event,

“Tuan Tuan dan Puan Puan, saya lupa memintak Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan memberikan tepukan gemuruh kepada brother-brother security atau keselamatan kita pada hari ini. Kita tak mohon, tak jangka atau tak doakan tetapi sekiranya keselamatan kita pada hari ini tergugat, kita mohon abang-abang security mengambil tindakan sewajarnya”.

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This can be seen in the first two minutes of this recording:

One of the issues that Dr. Mahathir is unable to answer is about the Anwar’s sacking from the Government as Deputy Prime Minister, from UMNO as Deputy President and the case for sodomy, which started trial in end of 1998.

The Star story:

Sunday, 13 August 2017 | MYT 9:46 PM

Dr M sidesteps question on Anwar sodomy charges at forum

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2017/08/13/13/49/forum-mahathir-1308.ashx/?w=620&h=413&crop=1&hash=60CEE960D9DF6C651CF61C519703503CF480A074

SHAH ALAM: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sidestepped a question on his fractious history with jailed Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Nothing To Hide 2.0 forum on Sunday, reiterating that the issue was “in the past”.

The former prime minister said that even Anwar had not questioned him about the real reason he was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998.

“Even Anwar has never questioned me about that. His main focus is on toppling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. This issue is already very old. If we want to raise past issues, then it will be very difficult for everyone,” he said at the forum held at the Dewan Raja Muda Musa here.

An audience member had asked the Pribumi chairman to reveal whether his reason for sacking Anwar was because the latter had committed sodomy, or if it was because he was seen as a political threat.

Asked why he was now campaigning for Anwar to be eventually made Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election, Dr Mahathir said that the decision would ultimately not be up to him.

“Whether he becomes PM or not is not up to me. If the people want him then they have the right to choose him. Even if I disagree – but the majority want Anwar –  then that is something we need to accept,” the Pakatan chairman said, adding that a person’s capability to be prime minister cannot be judged based on the number of “sins” they had committed.

“If you ask someone how many sins they have before choosing them as PM, then I figure no one can be PM,” he said.

On a separate question as to whether he would officially apologise to Anwar in order to strengthen the Opposition pact before the next general election, Dr Mahathir said there was no need for an apology.

“Anwar has never asked me to apologise. I met him for more than an hour, and he didn’t even ask me why I put him in jail or tell me to apologise for mistreating him,” he added.

The forum on Sunday had to be abruptly suspended after several individuals instigated violence by throwing projectiles including bottles, shoes, and even flares in the direction of the stage.

Dr Mahathir, who was seated on stage with moderator Azhar Harun, was immediately rushed out of the hall with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali and other Opposition leaders who were present.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/13/dr-m-sidesteps-question-on-anwar-sodomy-charges-at-forum/#ZQOjiMigh3pWqQ4u.99

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This is not the first time Dr. Mahathir has been attacked for politics. He was attacked by his own personal friend Nik Sapeia at Sultan Ismail International Airport, Kota Bharu, Kelantan on the morning of 28 July 2006.

The attack in Kota Bharu infront of 1,000 believed to be his supporters which include Majlis Tindakan Rakyat Kelantan Chairman Dato’ Ibrahim Ali, was about foiling him to speak against then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Dr. Mahathir was slotted to appear later that day, in his second open attack in his quest to oust Prime Minister Abdullah.

Volenti non fit injuria (Latin: “to a willing person, injury is not done”) is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict.

The ruling party and/or Government has nothing to gain by sabotaging this event, especially in this manner. There is nothing could be expected from Dr. Mahathir which has not been said nor him eluding from directly answer anything thrown against him, over his 60 years of politics.

It is Dr. Mahathir who has so much to hide and he cannot disclaim ownership of anything which is coming back to haunt him because he consented for the provocation, both as a provocateur and victim.

*Updated 1100hrs 14 Aug 2017

This is the posting from Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s Facebook fan club:


Published in: on August 13, 2017 at 21:00  Comments (4)  

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the greatest compulsive liar of them all!

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has a very dark humorous way of describing himself and what he did, capable of doing and mindset for over 22 years when in power.

He conveniently trying to cheat himself that majority of Malaysians forget the perils he did during his reign of terror, as much as he wanted to be remembered for the transformation he brought forth to the nation.

Undoubtedly, obsession driven this seemingly man-possessed into a very ageing beast attempting to come and reign, even with the help of the demons for half a century he lead the charge of the crusade.

It is a reflection of guilt for the wrongs he is now trying to right, with more wrongs.

 

Published in: on August 11, 2017 at 23:59  Leave a Comment  

Certainties in life

The maxim of ‘Certainties in life; death and taxes’. Its editable and now captains of industry from key firms who have had done dodgy dealings to be investigated by inland Revenue Board offices and experts . successful entrepreneur Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir.

FMT story:

Mokhzani Mahathir’s company office raided by the IRB

| August 9, 2017

This follows a claim by his father, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, that the former PM’s friends and those connected to him are being harassed by the government.

Mokhzani-Mahathir

PETALING JAYA: The office of one of Mokhzani Mahathir’s companies was raided by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) yesterday, about three months after the board went after his father’s friend, businessman Lee Kim Yew.

A source close to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s family confirmed this with FMT, and said that the office raided belonged to Kencana Capital Sdn Bhd, owned by Mokhzani.

The source was not able to provide any information on why the raid was conducted, or how long it lasted.

Mokhzani, Mahathir’s second son, was included in Forbes’ 2017 list of “Malaysia’s 50 Richest”, with a net worth of US$420 million (RM1.8 billion).

He is a founding member of SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd, and the sole owner of Kencana Capital Sdn Bhd. He was also the chairman of the Sepang International Circuit before stepping down from the post last year.

Mahathir has in the past, claimed that his friends and those thought to be connected to him were being harassed by the government, including through the IRB.

Mahathir, who is now the biggest critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak, also slammed the IRB’s probe on his friend, Lee, saying it showed the “depths to which the government of Malaysia, its prime minister and civil servants have sunk”.

In a letter Lee wrote last May, the businessman claimed he was being investigated under criminal laws instead of civil laws, and that this had caused him to liquidate his assets to settle the income tax bill.

Lee, the executive chairman of Country Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB), said in the letter: “I would like all my friends to know that I don’t have any personal tax liability. In fact, I have a surplus tax credit with IRB.”

FMT has contacted the IRB and is awaiting a response.

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It is quite about average practice to scrutinise, sometimes do a forensic audit, on an entrepreneur’s wealth, especially his diligence to file in his annual returns. So many big stars, celebrities and capital and debt market key personalities and leaders

Published in: on August 9, 2017 at 23:45  Leave a Comment  

Kutty curried cure crashed

More of Fourth Prime Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s lies debunked and his attempt to turn members to doubt the leadership-in-tandem and torpedo UMNO’s sense of unity, ‘Bersatu, Bersetia, Berkhidmat’ (United, Loyal, in Service) failed miserably.

New Straits Times story:

(From left) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

KUALA LUMPUR: The open declaration by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak that no one can come between him and vice president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, serves to remind party members on the importance of solidarity.

Moreover, political analyst Universiti Sains Malaysia Professor Dr Sivamurugan Pandian said Najib’s public defence of Zahid against attacks by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently, was a message for Umno members to be there for one another through thick and thin.

Sivamurugan said in the declaration would also prevent possibilities of internal crises.

“What is more important than Dr Mahathir’s remark was for Umno to strengthen the party’s unity by ensuring that no members are influenced by Dr Mahathir’s stand on the Najib-Zahid relations. Open declaration is important to avoid being involved in internal crises.”

The Pakatan Harapan pro-tem chairman had claimed to have met Zahid to help in toppling Najib, when the home minister was appointed as deputy prime minister in 2015.

Sivamurugan said failure to create an effective dissension in Umno would be a blow to Dr Mahathir’s efforts to rock the party.

“If they fail to influence the members, then it is a blow on Dr Mahathir attempt (to overthrow Najib).”

Universiti Malaya political analyst Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said now it would be difficult for the opposition to attack Najib, with Zahid standing to be his boss’ staunchest loyalist.

“As long as Zahid is still the deputy prime minister and a supporter of Najib, it will be hard for the opposition to defeat Umno in the General Election.

“This is a huge blow to Dr Mahathir who failed to frame Zahid as a traitor in the party.”

Awang said any attempt by the opposition to break the good ties between Najib and Zahid had been proven futile so far.

“The opposition are now running out of ideas on how to break the level of trust they have for one another.”

Yesterday in Shah Alam, Najib had said that Dr Mahathir failed to understand that he and Zahid were close and had gone through “thick and thin”.

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Dr. Mahathir lied that then newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in 2015 came up to the former to sought assistance to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

The desperation is obvious as Dr. Mahathir compulsion to lie has brough his credibility into catastrophic proportions.

It started when he tried to get then UMNO Deputy President and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin to mount a challenge via the doubt on 1MDB financial woes 25 months ago.

It was supposed to bring about a snowball effect and rally majority of the Cabinet to side Muhyiddin and pressure Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak to buckle and cave in.

Of course the ‘rebellion’ involving three other Tan Sris in a Special Task Force which was summarily created by then Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail in July 2015, which was supposed to add the ‘official authority’ pressure in the attempt to get Prime MinisterNajib to back down also failed.

Dr. Mahathir then tried to use UMNO Divisions to create the ripple through the party, in the pre-cursor of UMNO General Assembly of 2015 failed to achieve even the slightest objective.

This despite his nationwide excuse to UMNO members via his roadshows and statements aired through various social media networks, “Let save UMNO”.

He even crossed the lines he drew on street demonstration by attending BERSIH 4.0  two days in a row before 58th Hari Kemerdekaan celebration, with the declaration “We just want to topple (Prime Minister) Najib only, not BN”

Then the much campaigned planned ‘vote of no confidence’ through Dewan Rakyat in December 2015 also failed to materialise.

Dr. Mahathir then resigned from UMNO two months later and his son, then Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had two resign from the position of Menteri Besar of Kedah after two weeks of Kedah’s UMNO leaders announcement of losing support to the latter’s leadership.

He then decided to formalise his relationship with Opposition leaders, with the shocking revelation of working hand-in-hand with his arch nemesis of half a century Chinese Chauvinist DAP Emperorissimo Lim Kit Siang and his party.

‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ was launched 8 March 2016. Signatures were pleaded for the tool which Dr. Mahathir promised to be presented to HRH Malay Rulers to oust Prime Minister Najib from office.

Of course, like many other stories from March 2015, he lied.

He even suggested then His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV was under ‘house arrest’ for not granting an audience for him.

When Dr. Mahathir got his wish, he tried to hoodwink His Majesty Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah that his ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ “Managed to obtain 1.4 million signatures”.

He also got Muhyiddin to work on getting his party registered. Parti Bunga was given the green light by ROS, to be formed as a formal political party.

Despite his compulsion of lies, Parti Bunga failed to get the traction it hoped for. So few UMNO leaders at Division level joined Muhyiddin and him. Only the rejected, dejected and frustrated ones, help to form the nucleus as Division level.

Even at turned out to be failures, more than success. In a few short months, Parti Bunga founding leaders and members rebelled against Muhyiddin, who was accused of poor leadership and cronyism, nepotism and favouritism practices.

Protem PPBM Secretary used these words in his announcement of resignation from PPBM as Negeri Sembilan State Liaison Chairman, High Council member and Executive Secretary, “Lies, slander and pretending to be dumb!”

More and more former UMNO members who were hoodwinked to side with Dr. Mahathir, find it very difficult to digest to forge a working relationship and eventually, front for a puppet Government for Chinese Chauvinist DAP in the event Pakatan Harapan wins the 14GE.

Eventually, his political ambition to come to power even at the expense of becoming a Chinese Chauvinist DAP puppet is clearly demonstrated.

Dr. Mahathir’s  curried political cure to Malaysia failed, because of his ill intent obsession over powered his sense of thoughts right from the start when he plotted the lie against Prime Minister Najib, which lead to the compulsion of one lie on top of the other.

A man-possessed whose strategy to demonise, turned and starting to haunt him in his worst nightmares.

 

Published in: on August 7, 2017 at 23:59  Comments (8)  

Seditious solicitor

The barrister representing Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his agents Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Matthias Chang issued a statement which is suspiciously seditious.

Mohd Haniff Khatri criticised in the tone of seemingly sowing hatred towards the Executive on “Tampering on every branch of the Federal Constitution” with issues like the sacking off Deputy Prime Minister and another Cabinet member, Attorney General and parliamentary matters.

The appointment and swearing in of the new Chief Justice by His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Along XV.

Haniff should be investigated for the utterance of words many felt seditious in nature.

Published in: on August 6, 2017 at 23:30  Comments (3)  

Kutty-cure aa…?

Habitual liar Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is running out of mindless lame excuses to get himself out of sticky situation for the continuously unsubstantiated allegations, manipulations and lies in the past thirty months in his strategy of demonisation to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Malaysiakini story:

Zahid thought he could convince Najib to step down, claims Dr M

 

33 comments     Published 3 Aug 2017, 1:36 pm     Updated 3 Aug 2017, 1:39 pm

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had hoped to convince Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to step down soon after he was appointed deputy prime minister, alleged Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir claimed that this was communicated to him during a meeting with Zahid.

“He (Zahid) thought he could get Najib to resign, after which he would become prime minister.

“I told him, even if Najib resigns, it is not necessary that he (Zahid) becomes the prime minister, because Umno has the right to choose who replaces Najib,” the former premier told The Malaysian Insight in an interview.

It is not known when the meeting took place. Zahid was appointed as deputy prime minister in 2015 after Muhyiddin Yassin was dropped from the cabinet due to his critical views on 1MDB.

In a video published on Facebook on Monday, Mahathir accused Zahid of wanting to replace Najib and that he had sought the former premier’s blessings.

Mahathir also accused Zahid of failing to provide a clear answer on the alleged RM230 million in his account when he declared his assets to the former premier in 1996.

Mahathir has been targeting Zahid since the latter took a swipe at the former premier’s Indian heritage during an Umno event over the weekend.

Malays used me, not the other way round

During the interview with The Malaysian Insight, Mahathir said he did not benefit personally from his 22-year reign of Umno and Malaysia.

“If I used Umno, what are the bad things that I have done? The truth is, it is the Malays who have used me,” he added.Mahathir said he was not surprised that he was being demonised by Umno leaders and the media, but he believed that the majority of Malaysians would not be convinced by the smear campaign.

“I don’t think the majority of the people accept (the smear campaign). In fact, some are angry. Angry when Najib says I have done nothing.

“He (Najib) is sitting in a home I have built. He is working in an office I have built,” he added.

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Again this story is about Dr. Mahathir throwing allegations which he is unable to substantiate.

This meeting purportedly happened which the founder of UMNO Baru said newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi asked for his assistance to formalise his position as UMNO No.2.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin was sacked from Cabinet in July 2015, four months after Dr. Mahathir openly attacked Prime Minister Najib by throwing so many issues who justify his call of the son to the former’s boss be ousted.

Hence, when then Home Minister Zahid was appointed to replace Muhyiddin, the latter was still legally UMNO Deputy President.

It is unlikely for UMNO delegates were to stay with Muhyiddin as the Deputy President in the next party elections simply because Vice President Zahid is a more popular amongst UMNO middle level leaders and grassroots.

Then there is also Muhyiddin realistically had no ally and friends he could bank on at the Supreme Council and Division Heads and Deputy Heads level. His sacking proven that less than 3% of this lot came over to see him, let alone throw support even in private.

It is glaringly clear Muhyiddin’s exit from Cabinet and later booted out of the party caused minimal ripple in the party.

The there is this another angle about Dr. Mahathir claiming “Zahid disclosure to him about the RM230 million in his accounts”. His statement against Zahid about the “RM230 juta” is really interesting. The facts are:

1. That was twenty years ago
2. Its a private disclosure and now he is making it public

So, Dr Mahathir has sterling memory of numbers, events and stories. However, it was not so when he was on the stand in the cases of:

1. RCI of VK Lingam
2. RCI ‘Projek IC’ Sabah
3. PKFZ trial.

Now, that also got us thinking. If he has first party knowledge of the “RM230 juta”, why didnt he do anything about it then?

He was the Prime Minister at the time and Anti Corruption Agency was a department under his Ministry.

Then again, even Datuk Rocky is tickling our mind that had Zahid was in possession with so much cash then and he disclosed it to his then party Boss and latter did not find it interesting enough to act on it, how much did Dr. Mahathir had his in possession?

It is vehemently clear that:

  1. Dr. Mahathir’s 22 years leadership as the UMNO President, Barisan National Chairman and Prime Minister is not Sterling and without tricks, controversies and scandals
  2. Dr. Mahathir’s ‘selective amnesia’ is a demonstration of he really had ‘Lots to hide’ and bane to everything he is throwing as excuses and justification in his quest to oust Prime Minister Najib the past thirty months
  3. Dr. Mahathir’s deeds does not warrant his right to be treacherous against UMNO and the Malays
  4. Dr. Mahathir going to and teaming up with the Chinese Chauvinist DAP is never and can never be about ‘Perjuangan’ but completely serve his ego, personal agenda and obsession
  5. Dr. Mahathir sold the nation out by teaming up with the very foreign media which he claimed was in cahoot trying “To topple him as then the Prime Minister, UMNO President and leader of the Malays”

Dr. Mahathir had been an obnoxious agent to any system the past seventy years and still is a lethal poison. Unlike botox which is poison introduced into a muscle which reaction is utilised for pro-active cosmetic non-evasive procedure or penicilliin, ‘good bacteria going after bad bacteria’, he is has been proven having long term damning effect.

All in sundry, Dr. Mahathir is not the cure to the national issues at had today, which was his doing and carried over even after almost fourteen years of retirement and still being sorted out.

 

 

Published in: on August 4, 2017 at 09:30  Leave a Comment