Ventriloquist Puppet

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dozed off during an event in the presence of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong

It is evidently clear that the soon to be launched book “Awakening, the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi years in Malaysia” of manipulated half truths and spinning away from facts are literary work of others but the former Fifth Prime Minister. The newsportal which was incorporated by his good friend and so-called speechwriter, then to prop his waning leadership and now to be a tool of the Opposition, admitted this.

Pak Lah to publish own memoirs next year

There will be an authorised biography of Tun Abdullah Badawi late next year. It will cover his family’s early life in Malaya till his days as a former prime minister.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the book was commissioned this year and will include interviews with not only friends and family but also those who disagreed with his style of leadership. It is also likely to be sprinkled with anecdotes from his years as the prime minister.

Abdullah has been in the news recently with the release of a book edited by James Chin and Bridget Welsh on his one term as prime minister, titled “Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia”.

One chapter in the book was devoted to an interview Abdullah gave to the co-editors and the questions touched on his prickly relationship with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his inability to meet the expectations of the voters who gave Barisan Nasional (BN) a huge mandate in 2004 and other areas.

The bulk of the 620-page book contained essays by Malaysian and foreign political pundits, academia and writers on their take on the Abdullah years between October 2003 and March 2009.

And many of them reflected on how Abdullah squandered a historic opportunity to reform Umno and Malaysia.

Clive Kessler, an Australia-based academic, noted that “for all his sincerity and decency, signalled in his signature call to his fellow citizens to ‘work with him’ and not ‘for him’, Abdullah Badawi’s prime ministership was not a sunny time; it was overcast and clouded with shadows.

“Church burnings, mosque desecration, temple destructions, cow’s head provocations, and the whipping of women under Syariah law for venial, not moral transgressions, would soon follow upon Abdullah Badawi’s departure.”

Former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said it was difficult to describe Abdullah’s leadership style.

“His desire to please makes him vulnerable to what many perceived to be his indecisiveness. He changed his mind on many occasions, which made some people poke fun at him as unreliable,” said Zaid, who was appointed a senator and brought into the Cabinet by Abdullah after BN’s poor performance in 2008.

He said that had Abdullah stayed true to his reform agenda as laid out in the 2004 election manifesto, the 2008 election would not have been a disaster.

“In fact, he would be touted as the great leader who transformed the country into a livable and viable democracy, ” he noted. – August 8, 2013.


PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has never been known for his sharpness, ability to articulate and power of logic and decision making.

Many expressed their amazement how someone who was blurry almost all the time about everything and had ‘franchised’ the decision making process and management of the nation to the notorious ‘Level Four Boys’, believed because of his sleep disorder ‘sleep apnea’ could even write a simple book.

What more a 680 pager.

This book is evidently clear to do a multi-prong attack of demonising Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for his effort to cut-short PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s premiership and the same time berate Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak for carrying through a lot of Tun Dr. Mahathir’s policies.

The relationship of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah with the Opposition is also demonstrated when PKR Vice President Nurul Izzah Anwar will launch the book in Saingapore on 30 August.

Nurul Izzah to launch Pak Lah’s book in Singapore

Posted on 7 August 2013 – 10:02pm

Dorothy Cheng

PETALING JAYA (Aug 7, 2013): Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will launch former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s book “Awakening, the Abdullah Badawi years in Malaysia” in Singapore later this month.

She said she has accepted an invitation to launch the book on Aug 30.

“I believe the Malaysian launch will be presided over by Abdullah himself and (former deputy prime minister) Tun Musa Hitam,” she told theSun.

In Abdullah’s tell-all book, which will contain more than 35 essays, he defends his tenure as prime minister and accusations that he slept on the job by revealing that he had been suffering from sleep apnea.

During that time, photos were circulated ridiculing him, and even his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had criticised him.


There are serious suspicions that most of the book is actually written by PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah closest aide Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan and jointly edited by anti-Malaysian Singapore based academician Bridget Welsh and pro-Opposition Malaysian academician James Chin.

In summary, Riong Kali’s relationship and role with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah and his lame ‘franchised premiership’ and his own manuevres are very intriguing.

Recently, on 15 July to be exact, Riong Kali was seen to have had a bukapuasa meal with Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinist ‘Middle Kingdom’ Lim Guan Eng and DAP Strategist Tony Pua at Bangsar Shopping Centre. Obviously this man who failed ‘security scrutiny’ by the Special Branch when he wanted to work for then DPM Ghafar Baba back in 1986 “For being too close to Singapore”, has been ‘consorting with the enemy ever so often.

In Penang, his investment bank ECM Libra is the economic consultant and adviser to many of the deals presided by the DAP Government under Lim. In fact, Riong Kali and ECM Libra tried to wrestle control for the jewel-in-the-crown premium developer E & O Bhd. Even when Mini Emperorissimo Lim met with Temasek CEO Ho Ching, wife of Singapore Prime Minister Brig. Gen. (NS) Lee Hsien Loong, Riong Kali was present.

Riong Kali has been the leading ‘Adviser’ to PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah since the latter was appointed Deputy Prime Minister back in 1999. And now, it is believed he is the link between this man who many dubbed as ‘Slumberjack’ and the Opposition, with the Singaporean-connection.

Riong Kali has for the longest time wanted to attack Fourth Prime Minister whenever the opportunity arises. Then as the Head Honcho in NST, he even had no qualms about lying, though he apologised over five years later in a civil suit case of and by Matthias Chang. Thus it is not rocket science that he would use the ultra-blurry PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah with the excuse of “Telling his side of the story, to set things straight” as his means to achieve the end.

The ventriloquist dummy and monkey

The Chinese Chauvinists media jumped into trampling the pro-UMNO majority Malays with contents from the book. The Malaysian Chinese papers celebrated excerpts of so-called PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah thoughts on what happened on 8 March 2008. Sin Chew Jit Poh and China Press commented that the ‘Political Tsunami’ was caused by some of the UMNO members who behaved excessively racist in 2006/7. The Chinese voted against the BN in 12GE not because they were dissatisfied with his policies.

Nanyang Siang Pau comment is that there is nothing wrong in championing the cause of race or community but it should not be done in the belligerent manner of PERKASA.

Hence, it is evidently clear that PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah is now a new mouthpiece tool for the Opposition, out to weaken UMNO and strategically, the traditional power in hands of the Malays. This is to be part of the mechanism that the brought down Federal Government by Barisan Nasional under Prime Minister Najib is defeated by the 14GE.

PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s ventriloquist act playing into the hands of the enemies of the nationalist Malays would be the side-show, as the Chinese Chauvinists and the foreign elements to work on the real act of mounting a systematic attack against UMNO controlled Federal Government and other related organisations. After all, two days ago Prime Minister Najib admitted to the tune of ‘UMNO takes time to change’.

Riong Kali’s newsportal story:

Najib agrees with Pak Lah, saying reform will take time in Umno

AUGUST 08, 2013

Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek being greeted by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Cabinet Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya August 8, 2013. – The Malaysian Insider/ Afif Abd Halim.Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek being greeted by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the Cabinet Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya August 8, 2013. – The Malaysian Insider/ Afif Abd Halim.Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak agreed with his predecessor that the party had to change with the times but added that it was “gargantuan task” as it dealt with human emotions.

Najib urged patience as the change in the party would take time and would not happen overnight.

Najib said the party had started reforms soon after he had take over from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi by amending its constitution on how its top leadership would be picked, which would be implemented during the party elections on Oct 5.

For the first time some 150,000 grassroots members will elect the top leadership, unlike previously the elections were restricted to about 2,600 assembly delegates.

Abdullah said this in response to Abdullah’s comments in his upcoming book, “Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia”.

In the book, Abdullah said that Umno was currently at a crossroads and must immediately reform to survive.

“I notice there is a degree of awareness today to institute reforms. But the degree of willingness is yet to be seen,” Abdullah had said.

The prime minister said he had yet to read Abdullah’s book and declined to be drawn on other subjects raised in the book.

“I will reserve my comments on other matters,” he said after hosting the Cabinet Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya today.


It is believed that they would continue to harp and manipulate any statements preceding this, in the context that ‘UMNO needs to be reformed but it is difficult to do so’ where else the pressure from minority and younger Malaysians are mounting. ‘Reforms’ is the battlecry of former abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim when he tried to topple then the Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad via street demonstrations upon being sacked as Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998.

This pathetic but sinister act would just diminish any shred of respect the majority of Malaysians have for the man who should have remained as a ‘statesman’, if not just a mere retired prime minister. Then again, the amount of invitation this man gets supposedly for someone of his stature is evidently clear how much respect and relevance his has.

‘Elegant Silence’ would have been the much better bet for him.

*Updated 1000hrs

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  1. The fact that Riong Kali Kalimullah Hassan met the nasty Lim Guan Eng and the mischievous Publicity Chief Tony Pua in Bangsar shows his link with the anti-Malay and anti-Islam DAP beyond just that meal.

    It is a flagrant show of disregard for UMNO, the avowed enemy of DAP, UMNO which had sustained him for years with a glorious job as NST Chief under Tun Dol. But then, the fellow whose child (?) was said to be have been refused registration as a Malay by the Registration Department many years ago, could be regarded as having the same mentality as the DAP pendatangs who are never thankful of their citizenship and refused to honour the Social Contract.

    Tun Dol should come out clarifying the authorship of his biography, the role of the Opposition worshiping Brigit Welsh and James Chin who are employed by the National University of Singapore anyway. Confirming or denying it was authorized, endorsed, with his knowledge or whatever by him. If so, was he complicit in the ill intention of timing the release of the books with the UMNO party elections?

    It is generally perceived that Tun Dol has not been a smart guy, his SIL not a clever politician especially judging from the want-to-be-PM-by-40 public declaration, but he does read and gets informed of the goings on in the country that affect his name. He should now be more alert to the need to avoid the “flip flopping, auto-piloting and sleepy” image getting worse by ensuring that any autobiography, or personally endorsed biography written by him or by others in the future to be carefully written. His legacy has been a bleak one and he should not make it bleaker. Or even badly tarnished.

  2. Zaid ibrahim being an idiot. He is always sucking balls of those who are idiots. Read a piece he wrote on how jibby is the guy to still take malaysia forward?

    Read his shitty book? And you know this fat guy seems to think he’s the beacon of light for the malays. This idiot achieved nothing. See how the malays that are suppose to be “intellects” are?

    And what is dozer dol doing. He is merely a piece on the board. But who is moving this piece of shit? Must be one of those liberal malays who wants to liberate the malays and tanah melayu but which one? Could they also be working in cohorts with the cinas? Seems likely.

    But the true purpose of this book is still unknown. Or is it?

  3. Why Chua coming to Najib’s open house shake hands also not looking Najib in the face? Malu ah? Took a merajuk stand like budak kecik don want participate in cabinet?

    What has Chua and MCA done last elections, can anybody tell? Even errant journalists and editors of The Star he could not control, writing in favour of the Opposition before PRU13.

    Will he write biography blaming everybody but him and MCA?

    • That’s Riong Kali so-called news portal Malaysian Insider’s photo. Sure the’d exploit anything to project unpleasantness among BN component parties.

      • Like KJ, Riong Kali is very much a mole for the enemies from across the Johor Straits.

        And I believe he is the KJ-go-between-DAP.

        What I am amazed, why he is allowed to walk around free making deals.

  4. “Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia”.

    CORRECTION, should read:

    “Sleep-talking: The Abdullah Badawi Years of Screwing Up in Malaysia”.

    • Correction….it should be “Malaysia – the years of running budget deficits, the weakening ringgit and half-hearted reform attempts…..”

      • ….. of Abdullah Badawi Administration”

    • The title ” Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia” is weird because it means Tun Dol doesn’t live in Malaysia anymore. Or does the title suggest the awakening occurred only when he was on Malaysia soil and not when he was travelling abroad? Or the title of the book was thought of by a non Malaysian hence the phrase “..Years in Malaysia.” Hahaha..

  5. According to one report in The Star, “Abdullah said Khairy, as well as the other “fourth floor boys” – the team which allegedly helped him run the country – had neither been his advisers nor influenced his decisions.” Can anybody believe him?

    “After the 2004 results, we recruited people from outside of Government, people who believed in the changes I wanted to make. But the establishment, which resisted these changes, instead of working with these boys, proceeded to demonise them,” he said.

    The Establishment = the Government Officers? That’s why I always believe that very many Government Officers don’t want changes that reflect over liberalization, allowing so much “freedom” to extent of becoming seditious. Now so much sedition in the country.

    That’s why I also think that Najib will not succeed fully in his liberalization programmes. He keeps harping on transformation and liberalization. The Civil Service has been reluctant, did only what they cannot avoid doing.

    Important laws thrown away. Now so much shooting and killing in the country.

    • Malaysia Chronicle article said, “he initiated glasnost (opening space for criticism) …” That’s the “allowing too much freedom” that now there’s so much sedition.

      The MCMC and Police are now investigating another seditious piece about Hari Raya food lay out that includes pig head. In a site said to be operated by an assistant of a Johore DAP Assemblyman.

      The assistant said some one had used his name. True or not, the fact remains another religious sedition is put out. And so many may not have been uncovered by the authorities.

      They all began with the man called Tun Dol. That’s the legacy he brought to this country. And Najib brings the legacy of throwing away ISA, EO, RRA and soon, the Sedition Act as well. And the alarming increase in crime rates.

      • Anwar called him “Tun Dollah”. The effect is the same as Tun Dol.

        Maybe people don’t mind him being given the Tunship. But his wife – only the PM’s Residence House Keeper and a short period as so-called First Lady, what has she contributed to the nation to be given a Tunship in her own name? Maybe he was called Tun Dol starting from that.

        Of course the Al Juburi exploits as much of the news as possible. And echoed the nation-go-bankrupt thing that he said would happen if he had followed Tun Dr Mahathir’s instruction as DPM.

        But he didn’t say if TDM had instructed him to sodomize anybody.

  6. When Pak Lah was campaigning for Team B, according to him, the Penang Bridge project, Proton and other projects initiated by Dr M are causing the country into financial turmoil.

    It is the same excuses again.


    FMT some while ago published an e-mail from them both. Saying “The media response to “our edited collection” was not expected” and trying to point “errors in its media coverage”. And alleging that “despite our efforts to stress to the media early-on that this was a serious reflective collection by scholars and practitioners, the focus has been on sensationalising parts of the book, especially former premier Abdullah Badawi’s interview.”

    As BD has said above, the Chinese language media had gone to town with it. Looks like they don’t believe and don’t respect the “scholars and practitioners” as claimed by these two fellows.

    Now these two know that when they write anything unacceptable and regarded as shit, “the media dynamic has taken on a life of its own, with nasty unjustified attacks on individuals, including some of the contributors and editors.” And now these two try to conveniently remind readers “the spirit of the season”, people not reflecting the substance or the intention of the collection itself.” The problem may be that they have been known to be Oppositional in their writings, so nobody cared about their “efforts to stress to the media early-on” that it was anything non biased and worth serious treatment.

    A project that began several years ago, they said, involving multiple contributors, a long process. A project delayed, the editors to blame, “as we navigated multiple publishers, galleys and conflicting professional demands.” Presumably “multiple publishers” approached because many rejected them due to their known biased writing.

    (To Be Continued)

  8. (Continuation)

    Pleading that they were never asked to delay its release, before or after any elections, the book was to be released and launched after Raya, the earliest date after printing.

    They said the first copies were released at a book fair in KL last week. The media reports on the book come from the purchase of the books and it brought “erroneous reporting”, various media outlets labeling it as “Pak Lah’s book”. I think a lot of it was because Brigit Welsh and Chin are known to be supporters of Anwar Al Juburi and the Malaysian opposition. And so many Malaysians are against Anwar Al Juburi and Abdullah Badawi. So, any mention of Brigit Welsh and Chin on a book which contains an interview with Abdullah Badawi got presumed to have been written by them. Apart from Abdullah Badawi, there must have been a lot of bad blood with Brigit Welsh and Chin as well.

    They claimed to have “worked to have a balanced collection and part of the balancing was to give space to Pak Lah himself to put himself on record on his tenure.” Can they be believed? Can Anwar Al Juburi’s supporters be believed?

    Sad to say, so many who have commented here and elsewhere would find it difficult to believe them say, “our effort was always toward promoting understanding.” More like promoting Anwar Al Juburi’s claims of no freedom etc in this country, that Abdullah Badawi had tried the “glassnot” or giving of more freedom, that the two fellows want to exploit on.

  9. (Continuation)

    They got “an extensive interview” with Pak Lah. “We consider this .. an important part of understanding the history of this period,” they said. But do academics rely on interviews of so-called makers of history to understand the history of the period? Sounds balderdash. Pak Lah of course obliged. Not many asked him for interviews after he fell from power, poor man.

    Both Brigit Welsh and Chin having politicized events they wrote about in the past, now it’s sweet words hearing them acknowledge “the politicisation of the collection in media reports ..”. Now they should know that the public can also play the game they play.

    And the sweetest of them all are their words “the official launch in KL will be postponed.” I hope never launched. But of course they have freedom to do that in this country, despite their and Anwar Al Juburi’s insinuation of lack of freedom etc here.

  10. Some ppl say Pak Lah is naive, to allow himself to be used by ppl like Welsh & Chin.

    I’d say Pak Lah is totally blind and incredibly stupid.

    Welsh and Chin are very well known for their incurable biasness against Malaysia. They hv never written nor said anything good about Malaysia. They are also staunch supporters of PR.

    Like BD described, becoz the Malays are in power.

    Pak Lah is guilty of being incredibly stupid and failing to check on Welsh and Chin.

    Perhaps he did. Especially with his son-in-law.

    Then the Malays especially UMNO people must be made aware that KJ is still sharing the bed with the enemy.

    It is naive trying to dispel that notion.

    KJ is still very much a mole thrown in to dismantle the power and destroy UMNO from within.

    BTW, I hv seen a few FB postings of UMNO Youth leaders associated and/or supporting KJ trying to justify about the book.

    Their rationale is that Pak Lah didn’t write the book. It’s just that Welsh and Chin interviewed him for Chapter 1.

    Then again, negligent is no excuse. He is abetting an act against weakening the Malays.

    KJ should be associated with the same crime. No exceptions!

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