Stood up

In a single speech Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stood up so many gullible ‘Kings and Queens of Wishful Thinking’ about him being a changed man

The Sun Daily story:

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays: Dr Mahathir (Updated)

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays: Dr Mahathir (Updated)


AMAR SHAH MOHSEN /
06 OCT 2019 / 16:32 H.

SHAH ALAM: The Malay leaders in Pakatan Harapan (PH) had to rely on non-Malays for support to win the 14th general election as the Malay votes are split due to the existence of multiple Malay-based parties.


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Malays in the country were themselves to be blamed for causing this split, noting that many of them were fighting against one another.


He said this had forced his party (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia) and other Malay leaders in the coalition to work with the non-Malays, while also acknowledging that the “Malay element” in PH today is not as strong as that under the Barisan Nasional (BN) regime previously.


“Previously, we could rely on Malay leaders because the BN government led by the Malays then was really strong. Now the Malay element is not that strong, because we have to think about the feelings of the other races too. Otherwise, we (PH) will lose the general election.


“We (Malays) are split and no single party can get the support of 50% of the rakyat. This is our own doing, we are the ones who caused this split. And when we fight each other, then we are forced to rely on others for victory,” he said at the Malay Dignity Congress, here, yesterday.


“And when this happens, we will somehow be indebted to them (non-Malays), and we are afraid if we don’t get their support, then we won’t be where we are today,” he added.


Mahathir said many Malays continue to rely on the government to uplift their well-being without them helping themselves out, despite various assistance and opportunities provided to them.


Mahathir also noted that the then Malaya had belonged to the Malay race, but their attitude of relying on other races to do their jobs here had finally let the non-Malays to have greater control today than they had before.


“We didn’t want to do certain jobs back then, so those from the other countries came in here. They wouldn’t come to Malaysia if there was no opportunity for them.


“We were too reliant on others that today we are enslaved, because the other races are much more advanced than us, achieving so much in this country just because we didn’t fill those positions before,” he said.


Mahathir said the Malays were being left behind not because they lacked potential and ability, but because they did not have the willingness to carry out work and jobs required of an independent nation.


“What I am saying today may not be sweet to the ears, but this is what is happening. And this (nation) will be inherited by our future generations.
“As long as we don’t change our way of living, unwilling to take up the dirty and difficult jobs, then we will forever be left behind on our own soil,” he said.
Commenting on cash handouts to lower income families, Mahathir said he felt embarrassed that recipients were more than happy to accept cash rather than work for it.


He also urged the Malays not to use yesterday’s congress as a platform to seek the government to assist them in gaining back their dignity, but to use it as a platform to push themselves to do better.


“Dignity can only be restored by our own selves. If we don’t do anything to fix the situation, nothing will change. This should be the message of today’s Malay Dignity Congress,” he said.

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In one swoop, he openly admitted that he failed the Malays and at the same time, short changed those who voted for ‘Malaysia Bahru’.

It is very interesting that he delivered the keynote address to an event which marked a series of intellectual discourse guised for the objective to prop him amongst the Malays.

It is obvious he is frustrated as the Prime Minister who has no full control of his Cabinet but is subjected to a politburo of the cohort of Pakatan Harapan leadership.

Particularly, the DAP.

A good example is that upon winning the 14GE, as PH Chairman Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir proclaimed that they would not accept party hoppers.

After a few months, he systematically accepted UMNO MPs and ADUNs into his party, PPBM.

PPBM was the party with the least MPs on 10 May 2018, which was only thirteen. Now they have twenty seven.

DAP was very critical of this.

Malaysiakini story:

DAP leader ‘regrets’ Mahathir’s party-hopping stance


Oct 5th, 2019


(Updated Oct 5th, 2019)

DAP national legal bureau chief Ramkarpal Singh said Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s stance that party-hopping by politicians is acceptable if done for good reasons is “regrettable”.


He said the premier’s view should not be condoned as it was “unprincipled” and is detrimental to good governance.


“No doubt, there have been several court rulings declaring that party-hopping is not illegal as politicians have constitutional freedom to associate with any party they wish, but it must be always remembered that all elected representatives are elected by the people, mostly on account of the party they stand for and not as individuals.


“If an elected representative becomes disillusioned with his/her party’s stand to the point that he/she no longer wishes to be a part of that party, the morally right thing to do is to resign and explain his/her position to the people in a by-election,” Ramkarpal said.


The Bukit Gelugor MP questioned numerous instances of party-hopping that occurred after GE14 last year, when Pakatan Harapan displaced BN to form the new government.


He added: “The reality of the position is that party-hopping in this country occurs due to political expediency and has nothing to do with these party-hoppers’ disillusionment with the direction of their former parties.”


He called on the Harapan government to summon to political will to amend the Federal Constitution to outlaw party-hopping and formulate corresponding legislation.


Anti-defection law ruled unconstitutional

During the Lawasia Constitutional and Rule of Law Conference 2019 yesterday, Mahathir had dismissed the need for such a law.


He explained this was because politicians should be allowed to leave a bad government.


“When faced with a government that is really bad, and you cannot hop, do you still have to stay with the government? I think that is not going to contribute to good governance.


“So I think you should be able to hop and change party. And you do that for good reasons, not because you see that if you are close to the new PM (prime minister), you might become a minister. If that is the reason why you are hopping, that is bad,” Mahathir reportedly said.


This was later countered by Singapore academic Kevin Tan who said Malaysia’ political history necessitated an anti-defection law.

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The statement by one of the sons of founding DAP Chairman the Late Karpal Singh is abundantly clear that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir was expected to adhere to DAP.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is desperate win the heart and support of the Malays. Especially the unification of UMNO-PAS brought forth a louder message from the Malays.

Presently UMNO and PAS have a combined strength of fifty two MPs. Considering they have both lost in thirty overlapping constituencies and the shift of the support of the Malays, proven in three by-elections in Semenanjung, UMNO-PAS could muster up to ninety five MPs.

That is more than the entire DAP and PKR constituencies combined.

This is clear cut division in Malaysian politics and completely race and religious base.

In the realism of consequential events, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is a leopard which never changed his spots.

He allowed himself to be politically-prostituted for his own political expediency and now trying to undo the monster he ‘Frankenseined’: DAP having power.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had been always the Ultra Malay PAP Supremo the late Lee Kuan Yew called him more than half a century ago.

Expecting the founder of UMNO (Baru) changed is very Wishful Thinking.

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