Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks in Johor Bahru

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be speaking, hosted by Pulai MP Dato' Nur Jazlan Mohamed

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be speaking, hosted by Pulai MP Dato’ Nur Jazlan Mohamed

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be speaking in Kempas this evening, in the Parliamentary constituency of Pulai. It is expected a crowd of at least 7,000 would be attending in an area where the political battle lines have been drawn.

Oppostion Leader Anwar Ibrahim announced recently that Chinese Chauvinist Emperissimo of Middle Malaysia Lim Kit Siang would be contesting at Gelang Patah Parliamentary constituency, which is the neighbouring electoral district where Tun Dr Mahathir will be speaking tonight. Last week, Anwar drew a crowd of 5,000 persons in Malay heartland of Kampung Melayu Majidee.

The event tonight is organised by Pulai Parliamentary Service Centre.

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  1. “Last week, Anwar drew a crowd of 5,000 persons in Malay heartland of Kampung Melayu Majidee” –

    I wonder if that figure is a reliable estimate. I’ve been reading reports of lessening number of attendance at the Buttman’s ceramahs etc and that he is running away even from his existing constituency of Permatang Pauh, looking for a safe seat in Perak.

  2. Johore is the strong base for Musa Hitam and Shahril Samad,I think Nur Jazlan is just wasing his time.

    • Musa is spent bullet.

      Johor today is back in Muhyiddin’s turf. Now that they see what Ghani Othman’s leadership & how his administration sell out to Chinese lock, stock & barrel, Johoreans yearn of the days of Muhyiddin’s ‘privatisation’ days.

      At least a lot of monies were put aside for the Malay agenda. In the form of tabungs, to be utilised if the need to raise cash arises.

      He also contributed to a lot of Syed Mokhtar’s empire book-building.

      Nur Jazlan is hopeless pseudo UMNO leader. A supporter of KJ, he is a leader who is willing to sell out, to the Chinese.

      Shahril is still a respectable JB politician. However, he wants to go.

  3. I have to agree with 15:51. Nur Jazlan is a waste for Johor. Johor needs a better quality leader than him.

    • No reason why? In that case, I like to say Anwar, Kit Siang, Hadi etc are all useless leaders, wasting public funds even paying their MP allowances.

      • Agree with Isa. They use the platform of being the oppressed opposition, shuffling around like Frankestines sucking sympathy from public.

  4. i think you are correctin the case of Nur Jazlan.An expired politician who has not contributed to thte society. Tell him to fly off into retirement.

  5. Public attendance at Anwar’s, Lim Kit Siang’s and other DAP leaders’ speeches may decrease with an increasingly active public campaign asking that DAP be de-registered for breaches of the Societies Act and its Articles of Association in connection with DAP CEC election last year. DAP members have submitted written complaints and even demonstrated against DAP leaders regarding it.

    Online portal The Mole quoted former DAP Vice Chairman Tunku Aziz saying DAP was being reluctant to submit the required documents – referring to a statement by ROS that it had informed DAP about the documents needed and that if they were not completed, full investigation could not be done.

    RoS should now give DAP a final warning to do so by a certain date, after which RoS must de-register DAP. If RoS could de-register UMNO during Tun Dr Mahathir’s time, there’s no reason why it should not de-register DAP now.

    I call for RoS to do so.

  6. Claims of good attendances at Pakatan Rakyat speeches are hogwash considering a of of fighting among their component parties on seats allocations, particularly in Johor.

    Bernama reports (even quoted in Opposition blog Malaysia Chronicle) that “the problem of tussling for seats” among the opposition pact is worsening. PKR Johor even announced its candidates for Johor.

    Perhaps trying to preempt DAP from taking other seats which were contested by PKR in 2008, the Johor PKR officials announced on Saturday about fielding PKR candidates to contest in the Johor Jaya, Tangkak and Pengkalan Rinting State Assembly seats and the Segamat Parliament seat. The PKR Johor Chief, Chua Jui Meng, was not around although the media conference was at the PKR Johor office.

    This sounds a serious matter. Sounds Anwar was not consulted. He will have endless headaches, looking thinner and haggard, fast.

    Johor PKR vice-chairman Hasan Karim said, the State PKR would not allow its seats to taken away one by one “based on illogical excuses.”

    “Yes, we concur and accept in the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat but once is enough, surely not all good seats are to be taken, that is not good. We work hard and have the support of the grassroots,” he said.

    He also announced that PKR Legal Bureau director Jimmy Puah Wee Tse would be contesting for the Johor Jaya State seat which was contested by Parti Rakyat Malaysia in the previous general election.

    “The (PKR) State Leadership Council (MPN) will not give in and take over the Johor Jaya state seat. We have locked Johor Jaya and PKR will contest there.

    “We are not demanding (Johor Jaya) from anybody, we are only defending it in the spirit of Pakatan Rakyat where the DAP adviser is given passage in Gelang Patah in exchange for Segamat Parliament,” he said.

    “This is a stand, we are serious about this and we will not compromise. We gave way for Gelang Patah, but we will defend Johor Jaya,” he said.

    Meanwhile, at the same press conference, MPN deputy chairman Dr Ahmad Faidhi Saidi said, the decision to contest in all the seats was made during a MPN meeting on March 28 at the Ayer Hitam PKR branch office which he himself chaired.

    “Almost 90 percent of the state MPN members attended and we decided that the Segamat Parliamentary, Johor Jaya, Tangkak and Pengkalan Rinting State Assembly seats belong to PKR.

    “We will also ask for five more state seats because PAS is contesting too many state seats, 30 of the 56 state assembly seats of which 50 percent are in Johor,” he said.

    According to Dr Ahmad, as a result of the meeting the state MPN also proposed that PKR deputy president Mohd Azmin Ali would head the Johor general election campaign.

    He said in the coming general election, PKR aspired to contest in more than 10 state seats and 10 parliamentary seats.

    True, the long-standing DAP Dr Boo-PKR Chua Jui Meng feud over seats is worsening and attendance at PR ceramahs etc will be affected. Looks like there is the possibility of 3-cornered fights – BN, PKR & DAP. Possibly even 4- cornerd fights – PAS included in some seats.


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