Rumblings in the tum

Indigestion sometimes is very uncomfortable and affecting everything else especially trying to getting some rest whilst the system is settling down and making the necessary corrections and recuperation, with the flux causing the storm within a confined organ which is one of the largest in the body.

The pro-Anwarista news portal story:

Go ahead, arrest me over Bersih 4, says Dr Mahathir

BY MOHD FARHAN DARWIS

Published: 9 September 2015 12:18 PM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arriving from the Czezh Republic at the Subang Airport today. The former prime minister says police have a right to arrest him over a speech made at the Bersih 4 rally last month. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 9, 2015.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arriving from the Czezh Republic at the Subang Airport today. The former prime minister says police have a right to arrest him over a speech made at the Bersih 4 rally last month. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 9, 2015.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today police are welcome to arrest him over his speech and participation in the Bersih 4 rally late last month.
“It’s their right… arrest (me), what is there to cooperate,” he said after arriving from the Czezh Republic at the Subang Airport today.

Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, were greeted by nearly 100 supporters upon their arrival about 11.15am.

He joined the crowd when they started singing We Are the World, made popular by Michael Jackson. – September 9, 2015.
– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/go-ahead-arrest-me-over-bersih-4-says-dr-mahathir#sthash.p6Em8iDE.dpuf

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Making an arrest would a little bit over-the-top too drastic, not to mention dramatic, which could stimulate into a very negative perception situation of political-trauma.

A statement to the Police would be suffice. It is a normal process and it is painless.

After all, the Police needs to make the necessary investigation after the long Merdeka weekend illegal BERSIH 4.0 rally, which was proven to be a Chinese-centric affair.

This evening’s UMNO Supreme Council is already overly speculated where the rumours are already spreading wildly, tempting and simulating the borderless imagination of something more dramatic and eventually, politically catastrophic.

The conspiracists and political-turmoil punters love these sort of situations and they add the permutations to make it more sassy and spicy.

Naturally, it would create more uneasiness and discomfort, which is like adding dashes vodka to an open barbecue pit.The over politicking is getting more nerve wrecking.

It is without any doubt is counter productive where the nation should consolidate its resources in weathering the current global economic storm and uncertainty.

The fact is that at the moment, the Malaysian economy is healthy and the fundamentals are of good sign.

NST story:

Wahid: Ringgit’s current level does not reflect fundamentals

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 @ 6:43 PM

PETALING JAYA: – The ringgit’s current level does not reflect the country’s fundamentals which are still strong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said.

Abdul Wahid, who is also chairman of the newly set-up Special Economic Committee (SEC), said the committee would work towards strengthening the fundamentals.

He was speaking to reporters before attending a meeting at the newly launched Malaysia Expatriate Talent Service Centre (MYXpats Centre) here today. Opened in June, the MyXpats Centre is a centre for employers applying employment passes and other related immigration passes for their expatriate employees.

The ringgit closed higher today at 4.1620/1680 against the greenback from last Friday’s 4.1950/1050. It hit an intraday low of 4.2700 to the greenback last week, the lowest level since the Asian financial crisis 17 years ago.

In PUTRAJAYA, speaking to reporters after chairing the SEC inaugural meeting, Wahid said the government was monitoring all activities on non-deliverable forward (NDF) ringgit offshore, including in Singapore.

He said the government would not impose capital control or peg the ringgit against the US dollar. “After the devaluation of the yuan, the financial market is a bit rattled and Malaysia is not spared. “We need to continue to focus on fundamentals. As Malaysia continues to enjoy trade surplus at this moment, this will translate into current account surplus too.

“As far as the ringgit is concerned, what we need to do is to make sure that we stick to the fundamentals while reviewing other policy options. “Eventually, the value of the ringgit will reflect its underlined fundamentals,” he said, adding that it is not wise to speculate on the ringgit movement and disclose recommendations and measures discussed at the meeting.

“Let us carry on with our job. Any (new) policy decided will be announced by the prime minister,” he said, adding that recommendations made after each meeting would be presented to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the committee reports directly to him (Najib). Abdul Wahid said Malaysia’s economy was expected to grow between 4.5 per cent to 5.5 per cent this year.

“Development projects like the MRT will continue, but they will be streamlined from time to time after taking into account the country’s fiscal position.

“Measures and policies discussed will also take into account the intended and unintended consequences. It will be further discussed at the second meeting (of the SEC) on Friday,” he said.

Present were SEC Secretariat Chief Datuk K.Yogeesvaran, who is also Economic Planning Unit (EPU) Director-General and representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia, EPU, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Securities Commission. CIMB Group Chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak espoused on the economy and financial market through video conferencing. — BERNAMA

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/wahid-ringgit%E2%80%99s-current-level-does-not-reflect-fundamentals

Whilst the fundamentals are still strong, the matter is beginning to reflect in the perception and comfort to many people from corporate executives, business owners across the board, capital and debt market traders and to even ordinary working people.

Confidence is a very important component to see anything through. More so, when the challenges are heightened.

Thus, systematically adding to the initiatives of eroding confidence is likened to be a component of and economic sabotage and this is a very bad thing for some minority segment amongst Malaysians to invoke against this nation.

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  1. At times when anti-national and subversive elements are aplenty in this country, the Police deserve some sympathy and understanding. There used to be ISA which could be used to curtail anti-national and subversive acts quite easily but, alas, ISA is no more to enable the Police to quickly nip in the bud such “attempts to oust Najib and the government in power” that were alleged and discussed even publicly.

    At times when what constitutes anti-national and subversive acts becomes questionable, problems become compounded. This may be so due to differing interpretation of the Constitution, “liberalism” in interpreting or non-acceptance of the simple fact that freedom is never absolute and has its limitations, then many people talk about their right to do street demonstrations.

    Utter nonsense. No such right. When the Peaceful Assembly Act clearly shows the limit to such “demonstrations” and stipulates the rules for peaceful assemblies. When so many, including lawyers like Ambiga and Maria Chin talk about going on the streets, public order may be threatened and even the Chief of the Armed Forces had to come out stating that they would be ready to help restore public order if requested to do so.

    Now the Red Shirts want to assemble as a reaction to the Bersih 4 event. I hope they would do so via the Peaceful Assembly Act. They would have got the message (reaction to Bersih) out all the same if they do so legally. They would even score huge points which can be exploited against Bersih time and time again if they do so.

    • I support the calls made here and there for bringing back ISA. Used in the past mainly for subversive activities and for those who never-learn-lessons, despite years of prison terms. Or where there is a need to ensure they will be locked up without being able to come out under bail and continue their dastardly act with vengeance and fervour.

      Imagine the Police lock ups will be full of Bersih leaders if they are hauled in before the street demo. Remanded a few days, then released on bail, out on the streets again on the rally days with dogged determination and menacing fangs.

    • This looks like the IGP wants the Red Shirts to follow the Peaceful Assembly Act. The Red shirts organizers should follow the advice –

      Police advise red shirts to seek alternative rally site

      Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has advised organisers of Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu scheduled to be in the federal capital on Sept 16, to select suitable places for the safety and wellbeing of the people.

  2. The nature of human beings is such that differing opinions always exist. The performance of governments is always judged by how well they manage those. Not just by having public relations agencies to mend differences of opinions or get one side understand the other. But also by planning to avoid too much divergence of opinions. Especially on policy matters.

    Flip flopping certainly shows divergence of opinions gone awry. It always means one side gives way to the opinion of the other. The Sedition Act was a clear example. When that happened, people saw weaknesses that the nasty ones did not hesitate to exploit. Like the Bersih people.

    Decisions on street demos are also watched by the public. The views of the political masters should tally with those of the authorities charged with the responsibilities of maintaining law and order. It’ll be vastly awkward, to say the least, if, for example one says one thing, the other says something else.

    Not just Bersih but also people like Nazir of CIMB also sometimes expresses differing views. The latest views lamenting on the reasons why Samad resigned from the 1MDB Board of Advisers. Nazir, too, has expressed concerns on the economy, foreign investments etc. Maybe things have gotten quite so bad that the timing for expressing one’s views always appears to be not right. But concerned citizens need to and should be allowed to continue to express their opinions.

  3. even the umno grassroot members dont have the confidence in Najib anymore… so dont talk talk about it , just do it

  4. I fail to understand why they talk only of blocking websites on illegal rallies. Not arresting those concerned like the leaders, and prosecuting them. Wouldn’t the effects be more doing the latter?

    Now Salleh Said Keruak says websites promoting Red Shirts risk MCMC block ‘if illegal’. He’s waiting for an official announcement from the police on the matter. Yeah, they blocked the Bersih websites last time, too. But still, many went to the streets.

    Anybody can offer some valid explanation?


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