Propping the Lame

Kongress Maruah Melayu organised by some PPBM leaders who jumped from UMNO and got themselves in political disposition, fronting the academias to prop Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad‘s ‘last message to the Malays’ is nothing more than a political gimmick to prop the latter is his worst ebb amongst the Malays

MKini story:

Dr M to deliver final message at Malay Congress due to threats from hypocrites’
Sep 29th, 2019
(Updated Sep 29th, 2019)

Bersatu supreme council leader Dr Muhammad Faiz Bin Na’aman said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad intends to deliver a “final message” at the upcoming Malay Dignity Congress next month in the face of “hypocrites” sowing slander and provocation that threatens to undermine national unity.


“Allegations after allegations have been hurled against Mahathir who continues to work hard for the people and country.


“While the international community, particularly the Muslim world, admires his leadership, but there are Malay hypocrites that continue to slander and insult him for political gain.


“This is the real face of Malaysian politics today. We are at a crossroads that will determine if the people’s unity will be ruined or that we move towards development that is enjoyed by all.


“Bloodshed could happen at any time due to the spread of slander, provocation and incitement on social media by irresponsible quarters,” he said in a statement today.
For these reasons, Faiz said Mahathir is seeking to address the Malay community.


“Cognisant that the strength of our national unity is under threat, Mahathir has called for all Malaysians who are Malay and Muslims, regardless of political ideologies, NGOs, corporate people or private individuals, to attend the Malay Dignity Congress on Oct 6 to hear the ‘final’ message from our legendary statesman,” he added.


Faiz (photo) said while divisions within the Malay community due to ideological differences is normal, but there are those capitalising on this to create provocations along racial, state and religious lines.

He said those responsible are bent on doing so after being rejected by the people in the last general election for being corrupt and betraying the people’s mandate.

“They are surely desperate to return to power after filling their cronies’ bellies and their own for decades and exploiting Malay and Muslim sentiment on the political arena.


“In fact, the one who is most satiated is Jho Low, who was the business partner to ‘Bossku’ who is worshipped by his party extremes,” he said, in apparent reference to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Faiz said these quarters are parroting the message that Malays and Muslims have lost power, that the DAP is in control, that Pakatan Harapan has broken its promises.


He said they are using the name of “Muslim unity” to shield leaders who are now being investigated for corruption and other crimes.

“The fraudulent fighters are once again trying to fool Malays and Muslims by claiming that they are defending Islam and bumiputera, that they are the only hope and there is no alternative,” he added.

As such, Faiz said Mahathir will try to address these challenges.
The event is organised by Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya.

The congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.

The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.
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This statement came after MCA Vice President Dato’ Seri Ti Liang Ker highlighted that the National Cooperation Charter inked by UMNO and PAS Presidents were inclusive of taking other ethnic groups forward, which is in tandem with the Federal Constitution.

Ti is also attacking DAP particularly Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinists Lim Kit Siang and Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinist Lim Guan Eng on the Kongress supposedly to address the ‘Dignity of the Malays’.

Its either being challenged or has to be redeemed, especially after Pakatan Harapan took over as the helm of the nation, which is damning to the Perpaduan, a bedrock of stability that provided the room and opportunity of nation building and progress.

Mkini story:

MCA veep says Dr M attending Malay congress will aggravate tensions


Sep 28th, 2019


(Updated Sep 28th, 2019)

MCA vice-president Ti Lian Ker today said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s planned attendance at the Malay Dignity Congress next month could aggravate tensions in a multiracial country.


Ti questioned if Pakatan Harapan was playing the race card at a time when “PAS and Umno are talking of inclusiveness and upholding the spirit and intent of the Federal Constitution”.
“It is ironic that PAS and Umno are now talking of Muafakat Nasional (National Cooperation) without impairing the position and rights of other ethnic and religious groups, but the Harapan government and Bersatu leaders are promoting a Malay phobia of ‘Malay dignity’ camouflaged by public universities,” he said in a statement today.


Ti also prodded the DAP to advise the prime minister on the matter.


“The prime minister’s proposed attendance of a congress to talk about ‘Malay Dignity’ reeks of the ‘Ketuanan Melayu‘ (Malay supremacy) years of which DAP had strongly condemned in the past.


“It is ironic to see them (DAP) turning a deaf ear and a blind eye by remaining on a ‘mute’ mode to this development.


“The attendance of their ‘top dog’ would cause or aggravate the tension and caused further uneasiness to the multiracial society of Malaysia that is now emerging under the New Malaysia government,” he said.

Ti said Mahathir must be reminded that he is the prime minister for all Malaysians and not just a Malay leader.


“He should not be seen to be endorsing a racial divide but instead propose, support and encourage a congress of national unity and dignity for all Malaysians instead,” he said.


The Malay Dignity Congress is expected to take place at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, next month.

Event organiser Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya confirmed that Mahathir would attend and deliver a “mandate”.


The centre’s director Hashim Ismail, however, said Mahathir would be present “not as prime minister but as a Malay leader”.


Hashim said the congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.



The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.

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One of the senior activist of the Kongres Maruah Melayu former VC of UM Prof Dr Hashim Ali

FMT story:

Kongres Maruah Melayu bukan mahu saingi himpunan ummah Umno-PAS, kata penganjur


Adam Abu Bakar
September 22, 2019 7:37 AM

PETALING JAYA: Penganjur Kongres Maruah Melayu berkata tafsiran pemimpin politik pembangkang yang mendakwa penganjuran program itu bertujuan menandingi Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah anjuran Umno-PAS adalah tidak benar.


Pengarah Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu, Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya, Hashim Ismail berkata, kongres itu dibuat dengan kerjasama tiga universiti lain iaitu Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) dan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) serta Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia.


“Kalau isu ini dipolitikkan, mungkin itu pandangan dari ahli politik. Kita bekerjasama dengan setiap universiti ini dan saya pula hanya menjalankan kerja-kerja dari Naib Cancelor UM Abdul Rahim Hashim. Dia panggil kami dan memberitahu ada isu untuk digerakkan secara akademik, maka kami buat apa yang patut.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu ini antaranya membincangkan mengenai permasalahan orang Melayu melibatkan aspek pendidikan, agama, budaya, politik dan ekonomi. Kita sudah berikan topik ini kepada setiap universiti untuk ambil bahagian masing-masing,” katanya kepada FMT.


Dalam poster tersebar di media sosial, Kongres Maruah Melayu dijadualkan berlangsung pada 6 Oktober depan, di Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil. Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dijangka akan memberikan amanatnya dalam kongres tersebut.


Sebelum ini, Setiausaha Agung Umno Annuar Musa mengkritik penganjuran kongres berkenaan yang berpandangan ia hanya menambah kekeliruan bangsa Melayu serta tidak menolak ia akan menjadi medan kepada perpecahan dan menjadi bahan ketawa bukan Melayu.


Hashim berkata, tidak dinafikan wujud pelbagai persepsi yang dikaitkan dengan kongres itu, selepas gambar beberapa pemimpin dari PPBM tular di media sosial, didakwa terlibat secara langsung dalam penganjuran kongres berkenaan.


“Tafsiran politik ini saya tidak mahu campur. Mereka ini penaja, ada macam-macam lagi pihak seperti dari syarikat tertentu. Kita mencari penaja, berdasarkan maklumat dari naib cancelor dijangka Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad akan berucap. Maka ramailah yang mahu bersama sekali,” katanya.

Mengulas lanjut, Hashim berkata pemimpin kini tidak boleh lari dengan hakikat kekhuatiran yang dibangkitkan rakyat, selepas pertukaran pentadbiran selepas Barisan Nasional kalah pada pilihan raya Mei lalu.

“Kita lihat dari aspek perpaduan nasional, kesan pemerintahan hari ini kepada ekonomi negara, hak-hak Melayu yang kononnya hari ini tercabar, kita lihat semua ini dari perspektif akademik. Ingin saya tegaskan, naib cancelor UM bukan ahli politik,” katanya.

Hashim berkata, berdasarkan perbincangannya dengan pihak pengurusan, program ini menyasarkan penglibatan orang muda, yang secara tidak langsung merupakan mahasiswa di universiti terbabit serta ahli akademik lain.


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The senior and junior Lims and other Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders have been completely silent about this Kongress Maruah Melayu.

However, they have attacked UMNO and PAS getting closer together cooperate to a point of calling them as “Talibans”.

Malaysiakini story:

Deputy minister agrees M’sia could be ‘Taliban state’ if Umno-PAS wins GE15
Mar 13th, 2019


(Updated Mar 13th, 2019)
Ng Xiang Yi

Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen has backed DAP deputy secretary-general Nga Kor Ming’s remark that the Umno-PAS union could lead to Malaysia becoming a Taliban state.


Chong said the political collaboration between the two parties would constitute a threat to the entire country as a result of their propagation of race and religious-based politics.


“The cooperation of PAS and Umno is not only a threat to Pakatan Harapan, but also a threat to our country.
“As we can see, from the propaganda they advocated in the past two by-elections, they are going along racial and religious issues.


“I agree, to a certain extent, what was commented by Nga, that there is a possibility of the country heading towards becoming Taliban country if PAS and Umno cooperate and win the next general election,” he said when speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby today.


The Stampin MP also expressed his disappointment with BN component party members MIC and MCA for going along with Umno and PAS in this new working relationship.

Umno and PAS, the two largest Malay-based parties in the country, had formalised ties earlier this month after working together in several by-elections that have taken place since the May general election in 2018, most effectively in the recent Cameron Highlands and Semenyih polls.

He added that was why Amanah did not side with Umno and PAS, as the Harapan component party, initially a splinter party from PAS, did not view Islam as a religion which “sowed hatred and enmity”.


On March 6, Lim issued a statement in Chinese urging MCA to immediately leave BN because Umno and PAS were now “declaring war” on non-Muslims.
He later issued a correction several hours later, which replaced the phrase “declaring war” with “targeting.”


Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Tuesday that a total of 58 police reports had been lodged nationwide against the DAP secretary-general and police have opened an investigation paper on the matter.


Nga, who is also Teluk Intan MP, had employed the analogy – that Malaysia was at risk of becoming like Afghanistan under Taliban rule – during a ceramah in Taiping last Friday.


This led to Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki labelling him the nephew of late Malayan Communist Party leader Chin Peng.


Asyraf later apologised for his remark, but demanded that Nga apologise for the Taliban claim.

Non-Muslim reactions not ‘unnatural’


Meanwhile, Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad said Umno and PAS had invited comments such as Nga’s Taliban remark and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s initial “war declaration” statement due to claims the two parties had been making against the non-Muslim community.
The federal territories minister, who was speaking in the Parliament lobby today, added that such reactions were not “unnatural or abnormal”.


He said: “Those (Lim’s and Nga’s) are individual opinions. (But) that is the environment they (Umno and PAS) created when they use phrases like the country is in danger, threatened by the non-Muslims, hence their call is to unite the Malay-Muslims to face the threats of the non-Muslims.


“So when they make such a call, it isn’t wrong for non-Muslims to assume that the unity (of Umno and PAS) is one based on hatred towards the non-Muslims.”


He said: “[…] It is not unnatural for the non-Muslims to feel this is a Taliban-style kind of movement.”

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There are some interesting contradiction in the run up of this Kongres Maruah Melayu

  1. If all of strategic importance to the Malays are eroding to a point it is so challenging, isn’t the Prime Minister is Malay, the Deputy Prime Minister is Malay and more than half of the Cabinet members are Malay-Bumiputera aware of it, that they had to get the pressure group of Malay intelligentsia in the form of those in the academia to front it?
  2. Isn’t this a political agenda trying to be poorly guised as coming from the academia?
  3. Isn’t is obvious that the individuals who are the primary proponent of this event are PPBM leaders who are trying to make their mark to Gerontocracy Prime Minister after frogging themselves from UMNO as a bad after thought, without the ground shifting together with them and propping Pakatan Harapan’s most precarious partner?
  4. How would the outcome from this Kongress Maruah Melayu be effectively rolled out even in the notion of protecting the Malay interests when the current Parliament XVI is most precarious in terms of power and bargaining chips for the Malays?

Unless one of the outcome is the UMNO-PAS Cooperation, which is the mainstay of the Malay power at the moment either go into effective partnership with PPBM (since it is clear that UMNO and PAS outright stated their rejection of PKR, DAP and PAN totally and unconditionally!) or form a new political partnership.

However, it must come unconditionally as at the moment, UMNO and PAS already gotten four times more popularity from the grassroots and compared to PPBM and PAN.

Otherwise this Kongress Maruah Melayu would just be academic and providing platform for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to do a ‘last round political theatric’ instead of ‘last amanat’.

Coincidentally, it has been said that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir would launch his ‘Shared Prosperity Vision’ to replace the ‘Vision 2020’ the day before the Kongress Maruah Melayu.

It would be very interesting what resolutions and demands which derived from a series of discourse and intelligentsia discourse separately on Politics, Education, Economy, Culture and Religion by respective custodian Unis as a precursor to the plenary session and that would be presented at the Kongress Maruah Melayu

Will the real ‘hypocrites’ please stand up?

*updated 1400hrs

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