Awakened, to sleeping with the enemy

Proof of 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

Proof of ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’

It is undeniable that PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’. In a marketing campaign, pro-Opposition news portal Malaysiakini is offering the book by pro-Opposition academicians Bridget Welsh and James Chin “Awakening, The Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Years In Malaysia” for its subscription.

The fifth Prime Minister who brought upon the darkest five-and-a-half years in modern history and the worst GE digression within one parliamentary term where BN lost 58 seats and 2/3rd majority control in Dewan Rakyat and control five states within 59 months, inadvertently admitted of his guilt by responding to this blog’s analysis.

Active agents for the Opposition Welsh and Chin would not have credible subject to aggregate over 30 different essays into the book, without the “Long interview with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah”.

The book is believed to be bashing the Federal Government policies and decisions made by Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, which mostly is being followed through by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Probably son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin, who is Minister of Youth Sports and BN Youth Chief, could also offer the book to gain the nominations and eventually the votes for the UMNO Youth Chief post for the second term. That would definitely help the ‘sales’ of the book and earn the best seller status.

After all, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s “Doctor in the House” sold about 100,000 copies. Khairy and minions serving PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah and realising Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim would never dream of surpassing that record, without some sort of deception.

*Updated 18450hrs 21 Aug 2013

The reckless-spending-Prime Minister struck a good one against the spend-thrift Prime Minister.

Dr M roasts Pak Lah about spendthrift ways and bankruptcy

BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
AUGUST 22, 2013
LATEST UPDATE: AUGUST 22, 2013 06:37 PM

Mahathir (left) and Abdullah Badawi in better times. August 22, 2013.Mahathir (left) and Abdullah Badawi in better times. August 22, 2013.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad used his trademark sarcasm today to compare his government’s success to his successor, saying Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s “rich government” did not do well in Election 2008.

Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister acidly said that “billions would have been saved if he stepped down earlier”, after Abdullah said in an interview that the country would have been bankrupt if he listened to his predecessor.

“Just imagine how many billions more would be saved if I had stepped down earlier before building the North-South Highway, Penang Bridge, KLIA, West Port, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, the Petronas Twin Towers and a host of other mega projects.

“We would be sitting on a mountain of ringgit,” Dr Mahathir said of his “spendthrift PM” reputation in his popular blog today.

His biting comments came after Abdullah’s interview was published in a book covering his years as the prime minister of Malaysia titled Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years In Malaysia.

In the interview, Abdullah spoke about the nation going bankrupt if he had gone ahead on Dr Mahathir’s advice to carry on with certain mega projects.

Dr Mahathir was prime minister from 1981 to 2003 when he resigned in favour of Abdullah, who then won a 91% majority in the 2004 election but lost the two-thirds super-majority in 12th general election in 2008.

“It must have been a very rich Government which went for the 12th General Election. Sadly the people did not appreciate the billions that were saved.

“They rejected the Government party, giving 5 states and one federal territory to the opposition, and just a small majority to the thrifty party,” Dr Mahathir said.

He also said he was happy Abdullah had explained that it was the interviewer who wrote about the country going bankrupt.

“Yes, I agree that I was a spendthrift Prime Minister who finished all the government money building the North South Expressway, Penang Bridge, West Port, KLIA, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and an assortment of others.

“Had Tun Abdullah succeeded me earlier all these would be stopped to save Malaysia from bankruptcy. As it is, he managed to stop the crooked bridge and the railway double-tracking and electrification project,” Dr Mahathir wrote in his blog posting.

On the crooked bridge, he highlighted that the bridge would have cost under RM1 billion to build but the government had to pay RM200 million to cancel the project.

According to him, the railway project from Johor Baru to Padang Besar was to cost RM14 billion – slightly more than RM2 billion per year for six years.

“Fourteen billion ringgit was saved. But then it was found necessary to build the electrified double track from Ipoh to Padang Besar at a cost of RM12 billion.

A contract was given to a foreign company to build the track from Seremban to Gemas. I don’t know what it cost. Looks like the RM14 billion saved was spent on very much shorter tracks, about one-third in length,” he added.

The former PM did not stop there with his scathing remarks.

He went to state that the “small jet he used was only good for the Deputy Prime Minister”.

“A big jet was bought not through the usual channels but by some private individual. There was denial by the government that the A320 was bought for the use by the Prime Minister.

“But the aircraft is even today used by the Prime Minister. Wonder why the deal was struck. Who really owns the aircraft? How much money has been saved by the Government from this deal?” he questioned.

He said that in his time, the government budget was for the government to spend, but under Abdullah, the government budget was extended for use by the private sector as well. – August 22, 2013.

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This is should be good for the semi-fictional book by Welsh and Chin. As they say in show business, “Bad publicity is always a good publicity”.

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  1. “The Book is believed to be “…..Have you Read the Book?

    Would be useful to have a Proper Critical analysis of the Whole Book and not just Comments on “feelings” from Badawi. Maybe that would be forthcoming from Tun Mahathir (may even be in book form). He is known to be quite thorough and hence needed more time to analyse the book.

    • The Bridget woman said the initial release of the books was limited in number. She complained in an email to one of the so-called news portals that even newspapers appeared to have the wrong perception of the book.

      But that serves them and the publishers right. The editors have been known for their nasty views about Malaysia, Singapore-based and deemed biased. So, if there was any biased reaction, it had probably fitted the situation rather well.

      But have you read the book yourself, Joe? If not, looks like your saying “not just Comments on “feelings” from Badawi” is out of place. But if you had worded your comment to appear simply as a suggestion, then it’d be in order.

      Me? I’ll be honest – I just dislike the whole jingbang of Bridget, the often seditious Malaysiakini, Riong Kali, Khairy, the so-called Fourth Floor boys and any others trying to project Khairy’s and Tun Dol’s image. I have a right to dislike them and will defend any adverse comments on what I write.

  2. THE RAKYAT KNOWS WHO IS THE LOUSIEST PM MALAYSIA EVER HAD.
    OF COURSE MAHATHIR IS THE BEST……the world KNOWS THAT !

    • Its a bet between jibby and dollah,
      right?

  3. This can only mean that anwar and ambiga have been officially relocated into the political trash bin.

  4. Our beloved Malaysia lost more in peacetime than in a War ! Who is responsible for the following ?

    1 The Re-arrangement of the UN Saddam Hussein Sanctions.
    2. A PAP cadre was appointed the Chief Editor of the UMNO owned New Straits Times. A luscious Sime Darby contract was placed on his lap to make him feel comfy in the Ulus. Vide. http://www.tangtalk.com/index-enghtm
    3. Huge blocs of shares owned by the Federal Government were sold and repurchased to and from Singapore etc.
    4. In 2008, Pulau Batu Putih was lost to Singapore.
    5. In 2008, it is alleged that Maybank bought at top dollar from Temasek and Kookmin the Indonesian International Bank and is alleged that Maybank will soon lose Billions of ringgits from this.
    6. The Re-arrangement of two oil exploration blocks.
    7. The 25 miles of steel rails rightfully belong to KTM
    8. Miscellaneous. What we do not know. We do not know.

    • From 2003 to 2009, nearly One Trillion ringgits flowed out of the country !

      • Most of your points 1-7 I generally agree, But on the trillion Ringgit flowing out, can give source of the information or not, even better a link to a reliable website.

      • For Salam. The Global Financial Integrity, a NGO financed by the Ford Foundation reported in ‘ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 2000-2009 with a focus on Asia, For Malaysia, a small country 5th on the list headed by China, US$ 291 Billions. See http://www.asiasentinal.com/index.php?option=content

  5. What about the Singdollars 700 million in singapork bank own by whom.? It aint over till the fat lady lady sings bro.!

  6. I first read of Tun M reply from Malaysian Insider, wanted to comment but then i notice all of the comments was criticising Tun M!! Seriously?? How low will these people go? Very delusional this Malaysian Insider i tell you.

    Nevertheless, based on the comments, sad to say we have a healthy bunch of morons in Malaysia, they cannot differentiate “kaca dan permata”. Always quick to question and pick on government policies, blinded by hate that they failed to acknowledge how blessed we Malaysians really are with the stability and success we have achieved as a result of good leadership.

    Let the fact remain of what Tun M has achieved during his premiership, he is truly a gem. To those of you that feel otherwise, may i suggest that you be more objective and evidential in presenting your views.

    All this talk of Tun M wasting money citing north south highway, klcc , putrajaya, KLIA is getting old as we have seen the how these ‘wasteful’ infrastructure you speak of has brought about tremendous benefits to the country, not to mention the convenience it has brought to us.

    In a letter entitled ‘Selfless Man’, Tun M wrote;

    “……There is a lesson there that denies that the purpose of life is the pursuit of self-interest and attention to one’s own selfish needs, spiritual or otherwise.”

    I’m sure you’d agree, that Malaysia would excel further and is able to to maintain harmony if all leaders (rakyat as well) can subscribe to the statement above. As for my fellow Muslim’s, this is something that we must continue to strive for as i’m sure you all know that has been prescribed by Islam.


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