Kelepeto-basi

All and sundry, Malaysians are getting tired of Master Hypocrite Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad lead Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan and their destructive negative over politicking is no longer getting traction.

Pro-Opposition portal Malaysiakini story:

Lower youth turn out at anti-kleptocracy rally bad sign for Harapan

48 commentsAlyaa Alhadjri     Published     Updated

Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/398409#hzmBsEDdsICSm6rm.99

A recent study which claimed that youth voters were politically disenchanted appeared to be reaffirmed by their conspicuous absence at Pakatan Harapan’s anti-kleptocracy rally last night.

With two hours left before the end of Pakatan Harapan’s anti-kleptocracy rally at 11PM, a t-shirt seller was already preparing to pack and leave.

“Just selling 25 t-shirts is as tough as pulling a cow!” grumbled the man who first introduced himself as ‘Ali Baba’.

“My name is Lee. (I’m a) Baba Melaka, muka macam Melayu (my face is like a Malay),” he quipped when met by Malaysiakini.

From the few rally t-shirts that he sold in four hours, Lee noted how all his customers were middle-aged or older.

“I only sold L size, XL size…orang perutbuncit (for pot-bellied people). Where are the young people?” he asked.

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This same question was asked by other observers of the “Sayang Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptokrasi” (Love Malaysia, Eliminate Kleptocracy) rally at Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya.

An older crowd had dominated the rally, which Malaysiakini estimated to be over 8,000 strong at its peak.

The notable absence of young blood at the rally has raised more pressing concerns on whether they would support a growing call to abstain from voting in the upcoming 14th general elections.

Analyst Wong Chin Huat said this was something that Harapan should be worried about.

“Voters are fatigued because they don’t feel ownership in the future.

“Fatigue is good for BN but bad for Pakatan Harapan,” Wong told Malaysiakini.

“BN tries to convince young voters that all politicians are the same, just mudslinging, ‘so why should you be bothered to vote?’,” he claimed, adding that Harapan should take steps to prove BN wrong.

Wong said Harapan should work to engage voters as partners to rebuild the nation, rather than merely rallying them as soldiers to reclaim the nation.

Among others, he said Harapan’s election manifesto should not contain a long list of vague promises, but rather be presented as a roadmap or plan of action for its first 100 days, first 12 months, 24 months and so on.

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It is such a roadmap of policies that the youth want to hear according to student activist Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi, and not recycled issues surrounding the 1MDB scandal and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

“Yesterday in the crowd, people were more excited and they applauded when (Penang chief minister) Lim Guan Eng mentioned about repealing the GST, and when (former premier Dr) Mahathir (Mohamad) talked about increasing job opportunities and scholarships.

“These are the issues that resonate more with Malaysians, not how much does Najib have in his account,” he said.

He stressed that it is a fact which must be accepted by the federal opposition pact.

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The UKM law student, who was among organiser’s of last year’s Tangkap Malaysian Official 1 rally in Kuala Lumpur, also noted that the carnival-like atmosphere yesterday had turned away a segment of “disappointed” youths.

“Bersih 4 was much more impactful because it was confrontational. But after Bersih 4, all rallies became just like a celebration with songs and speeches.

“It’s no longer a (protest) rally and this is also one of the reason,” he said.

Concurring with Asheeq, human rights group Suaram activist Amir Abdul Hadi said a growing number of youths now no longer views the opposition as being a worthy alternative to BN.

“The opposition is now part of mainstream politics, with two state-governments. They no longer offer a counter-culture.

“It used to be different when they are smaller and oppressed. The fighting spirit is different,” said Amir (right, in photo) who added that he was also initially in two minds about attending the rally.

image: https://i.malaysiakini.com/1168/a6843742d63a844327b9ddd8caecab73.jpeg

 

For the youths who did attend the rally, Amir noted that they were part of a newer group of supporters and largely mobilised by Bersatu’s Youth Wing, Armada.

However. he was optimistic that the turnout figure at a rally or ceramah session, would not be an accurate representation of voting trends among youths.

‘Youths losing faith’ 

On the other hand, PSM Youth chief Khalid Ismath claimed that both Harapan and BN should be worried of losing youths support in GE14.

“Youths are beginning to see that there is not much difference between governments led by Harapan or BN.

“In Selangor itself there are so many issues,” said Khalid who cited, among others, the latest case of housing demolitions in Subang which saw Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali trading barbs with Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Noh Omar.

Khalid also claimed that youths who are politically aware would never acknowledge Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the leader of the “anti-kleptocracy” movement, due to alleged transgressions during his 22-years reign as prime minister.

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Similarly, Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Razlan Rafii said that youths will not be fooled by Harapan leaders who are allegedly only out to gain power, at all costs.

As such, Razlan told Malaysiakini he believes that the lower turnout would, in turn, translate into a higher number of youths support towards BN.

In the weeks leading up to the rally, Harapan had set an initial target of 100,000 participants, before later revising it down to about 30,000.

At the end of the rally, Harapan had claimed a turnout of 25,000, while police capped the figure at around 4,000.

Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/398409#5g03JTmZfyUekGtz.99

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Over politicising ‘Kleptocracy’ left majority of Malaysians dazed being ridiculed. Opposition leaders especially Dr. Mahathir & Co. have been talking about all these ‘scandalous and contentious crimes’ committed by people at the top especially Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

They go around the nation hyping up foreign reports which is actually originated by them and their agents and incessantly demonise Prime Minister Najib of being a “Criminal, committing theft, criminal breach of trust and money laundering”.

Dr Mahathir’s agents made these reports to the various law enforcement agencies all over the world and worked in cahoot with Neo Con Jewish controlled media to expand these stories.

The stories are compounded with the sinister use of “1MDB linked funds” and continuously in vain throw in as if the reports already made are being actively investigated as real crimes.

The fact is that there is no substantive evidence anywhere to make it abundantly clear that actually crimes have been committed as it have been portrayed. Most interestingly, every thing had been politically motivated instead.

A good example is the United States Department of Justice, first announced by then US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in July 2016. A repeat announcement was made exactly a year later.

However, with all of the might of United States law enforcement apparatus and clout, till present dat there have been no act to bring the ‘criminals’ to justice which reflect the nature “theft, criminal breach of trust and money laundering”.

In general, Opposition leaders are just playing politics and the average Malaysians especially the younger segment of society don’t find politics interesting at all.

On the other hand, the Government under Prime Minister Najib is effectively been seen as doing work and moving the nation forward.

The Gross National Income has grown by more than 50% since Prime Minister Najib came into office more than eight years ago. More and more trade have been fostered as Prime Minister Najib made very constructive and productive relationship with world leaders, ranging from United States, China, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, India.

Affordable housing is one of the top most agenda. Government delivery system has been improved.

The Federal Government also gave a lot of attention on infrastructure projects such as public transportation and the Pan Borneo Highway, to future boost the quality of life as well as catalyst for the economy.

Employment rate is high with unemployment rate is slightly over 3%. More and more opportunities have been created for youths and the younger Malaysian segments. Infact, Prime Minister Najib is encouraging for more innovative and creative economy and entrepreneurism amongst the Malaysian’s future.

NST story:

 

(Update) Entrepreneurship is the way to go – PM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks during the Bicara Santai Malam Gala Varsity Entrepreneurship Skills and Talents (VEST) 2017 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi. Pic by MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants university students to delve into the possibilities of entrepreneurial endeavours instead of becoming reliant on the government to provide job opportunities.

Najib said the field of entrepreneurship which particularly involves e-commerce sector is among the country’s sources of wealth, and called on youths to challenge themselves by jumping into the business foray.

“I want a shift in our mentality. I do not want for us to think that, upon graduation, we can only work for the government,” Najib said during a question and answer session at the Varsity Entrepreneurship Skills And Talents (VEST) competition finale last night

He said the entrepreneurship offers vast opportunities in creating a better life and future.

“We must challenge ourselves to think of the possibilities offered in the field of entrepreneurship, which can guarantee us a meaningful future.

“Students should look for opportunities to be the one who does the hiring, rather than is hired for a basic salary. They should not be waiting to be hired, and instead, explore the possibilities to be their own boss.”

Najib said the contemporary idea of entrepreneurship is relevant for the younger generation who need not conform to a rigid structure whether in life or work.

“There is no fixed structure in their lives. I remember visiting my child at Georgetown University, and I was surprised that there were no books in sight in the hostel room.

“But my child told me not to worry because even though there were no books in sight it didn’t mean that they weren’t studying. The university students were all wired and they do their revision online.”

Najib then advised parents to continue to support their children as “facilitators in their lives”.

When asked, Najib it was important to him keep a healthy balance between his work as the prime minister and at home.

“We need to find a way to find balance in everything that we do. Be it work, leisure and religion, that is important if we want to succeed. We must also keep learning and widen our knowledge because only with that we are able to be on par with our counterparts.

“We must be competent, and not be caught off-guard when faced by problems or our counterparts. Otherwise, we would be left behind.”

Najib later witnessed the prize presentation award to Vest participants.

The finale was held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) saw three winners from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (first prize), University Pertanian Malaysia (second prize) and UKM (third place).

Each winner was awarded RM25,000, RM15,000 and RM10,000 cash respectively.

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The rationalisation subsidy saw the public started paying for market driven price for petrol and diesel, which have seen been stabilised. The savings provided more targeted subsistence for the category 40 percentile lowest (B40).

In general, majority of Malaysians are more taken in by the goodies brought forth and how the nation has transformed and their quality of life alleviated versus non productive politics.

Certainly, ‘Kleptocracy’ is a factor far too detached for majority of them to decide for their future amidst the Opposition leaders themselves are plagued being the real Kleptocrats themselves.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng now facing trial for corrupt practices and persons closely linked to Sabah Opposition Leader Shafie Apdal are under active MACC scrutiny

Dr Mahathir’s obsession of ousting Prime Minister Najib resulted him living in vacuum when he convenient discount the perception of many older Malaysians about him, his cronyism and dictatorial practices and how his family are super wealthy.

It is pathetic to see the Statesman being reduced into a hypocrite and resorted to gutter politics, as less and less Malaysians especially the younger ones are willing to listen to his Klepeto-basi stories.

 

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Published in: on October 15, 2017 at 23:59  Comments (2)  

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  1. Get real!

    Who amongst the younger opposition leaders the younger Malaysian segment could trust to carry their aspiration and provide for them?

    Rafizi? Nurul? Syed Saddiq? Zairil?

    They don’t hv a bloody plan! And they don’t give a bleeding toss about the youth and young Malaysians!

    That’s a fact and they can see that. They go around attacking without practical solutions, rhetorics and manipulation, they contradict each other openly and their own parties are in shambles.

    Now their own leaders facing the exact crime they freely been attacking their opponents incessantly!

    How would all of that hold water?

    More stunts and manipulations to divert and rectify this clear demonstration how Tak Laku they are, even amongst those who traditionally been supporting them?

  2. Kalau ramai yang hadir tetapi tidak mendaftar sebagai pengundi apa beza nya


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