Surviving the Storm

Presidential Council Friday 21 Feb 2020

It was a well played evening Stormy of political poker by Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, still keeping his win for a little while longer.

The constellation is that the wool have been pulled under their eyes whilst his card partners of marriage-of-(un)holy-Union-of-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows still walked away with clothes on their back.

Joceline Tan’s weekly analysis this morning provided of near perfect status the PH Politburo, who and where they are.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s brilliant play to stretch his seat in power is only ‘by the way’.

It is not reflective of expectation of the grassroots supporters and members, especially their dismay on the progress of reforms towards ‘Malaysia Bahru’.

It is interesting how Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is able to stretch this longer.

The Cabinet reshuffle is now on the next agenda. It’s three months short of two years of the thumping mandate the rakyat gave PH, but since taking over a well-oiled nation in mother, almost everything is cranking either at digression trajectory or reduced to near idle.

No quarters within the pockets of the nation did not suffer. Civil servants, business community, retail and petty entrepreneurs, farmers and agrobased industry, services are not spared.

Public sector borrowing his growing. The economy is shrinking. Economic growth curve has started to go down against the earlier projection.

The stock market already lost RM350b in market capitalisation. There is an increase in the trend of job losses and worse still, 400,000 graduates are unemployed.

In short, the whole country is not doing good.

Politics is a circus of mumbo jumbo, where senior Malaysian Govt officials especially the Ministers taken daily turn to clown themselves.

On top of that, the confidence and trust for the those at the top of law enforcement agencies is dwindling at an alarming rate.

What is interesting, each component of the pyramid of political structure of the Malaysian Government aka Pakatan Harapan, is having their own turmoil.

It is the true reflection that this Government of ‘Malaysia Bahru’ which was born from a series of political manipulation, lies and slander, is hanging by the threads and very brittle.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir exploited all these variables to stretch his conniving means and wit to remain in power without a proper succession in plan in place.

Hence, the vector, destination and objective of this huge economic vessel of ‘Malaysia Bahru’ is still hazy, as she brave the stormy darkest nights with incompetent officers.

Unless there is an internal change quite soon, ‘Malaysia Bahru’ is selling into oblivion.

Change, as in Cabinet reshuffle, would not go down too well amongst those in the Politburo. The most explosive would be the reassignment of Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Guan Eng out of Treasury and Anthony Loke out of Transport.

In the first place, there is not much room to work with current personalities to be moved around. That would start another round of storm in a tea cup.

Imagine, some dropped and some others brought in. The storm would now be multidimensional as even the seats for grabs in the current party election, is rocking the boat.

Like party-hoppers Mustapha Mohamad and Gamzah Zainuddin be brought in.

Other expected moves include PKR Deputy President Azmin Mohamed Ali and his leadership faction leave PKR but remained in Cabinet.

Hence, the procedure of emergency should be observed closely

Brace. Brace. Brace.

Published in: on February 23, 2020 at 11:30  Leave a Comment  

A game of Risk

As a very seasoned player of the Parker Brother’s strategic board game of ‘Risk’ Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad used a combination of strategies ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ and deception apart from his usual strategic thinking of Nicolo Machiavelli’s ‘Divide and Rule’ for the objective his seat and stop the tide.

Malaysiakini story:

Dr M digesa tetapkan tarikh, Bersatu beri amaran keluar PH

11:02 tengahari (Dikemaskini 11:14 tengahari)Kow Gah Chie & Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  BeritaA A

Meskipun ketika sidang medianya semalam Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dilihat tersenyum mengumumkan bahawa Majlis Presiden PH sebulat suara bersetuju membenarkan beliau membuat keputusan bagi peralihan jawatan perdana menteri, tetapi difahamkan mesyuarat itu tegang.

Tiga sumber dari kedua belah pihak mengesahkan kepada Malaysiakini bahawa PH terutama daripada Amanah dan DAP menggesa Dr Mahathir menetapkan tarikh bagi menyerahkan kuasa kepada Presiden PKR, Anwar Ibrahim.

Bagaimanapun, pemimpin Bersatu dalam mesyuarat tersebut dikatakan telah memberi amaran bahawa Bersatu akan mempertimbangkan keluar PH sekiranya mereka terus menekan Dr Mahathir. 

Berikutan kemenangan sejak pilihan raya umum lepas, PH dan sekutunya Warisan mempunyai 138 kerusi di Dewan Rakyat.

Jika Bersatu keluar, PH akan kehilangan 26 kerusi, meninggalkan kerajaan dengan hanya 112 kerusi.

Sekiranya sebahagian ahli parlimen PKR yang menyokong Dr Mahathir turut keluar PH, kerajaan akan jatuh.

Bagaimanapun, dua sumber yang rapat dengan pemimpin dalam mesyuarat itu berkata, Presiden Amanah Mohamad Sabu, atau lebih dikenali sebagai Mat Sabu, tidak gentar dengan amaran dari pemimpin Bersatu yang berkata mereka akan keluar PH.

“Mat Sabu dengan tegas jawab, kami tak ada masalah, puluh tahun dah kami jadi pembangkang dan disambut dan disokong padu wakil DAP,” kata sumber itu.

Satu-satunya pemimpin Bersatu yang mengambil pendirian diplomatik ialah Muhyiddin Yassin, yang mencadangkan supaya isu peralihan kuasa diserahkan untuk dibincangkan antara Anwar dan Dr Mahathir.

Pada mesyuarat semalam juga, Timbalan Presiden PKR Mohamed Azmin Ali, yang kini dilhat tidak sehaluan dengan Anwar, dikatakan memberikan sokongan agar Dr Mahathir dikekalkan sehingga habis penggal.

“Dia (Azmin) pun keluarkan cadangan untuk Tun (Dr Mahathir) kekal sepenggal,” kata salah satu sumber.

Menurut sumber ketiga yang berada dalam mesyuarat berkenaan, ketika para pemimpin berbalas hujah, Dr Mahathir tenang dan memberi sepenuh perhatian sepanjang mesyuarat itu.

“Dia tenang, dengar semua hujah…..dan berikan satu penyelesaian,” kata sumber.

Sumber itu turut menambah, Anwar kemudian cuba meredakan keadaan dengan meminta agar Dr Mahathir dibenarkan menentukan tarikh peralihan kuasa tersebut selepas Sidang Kemuncak Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (Apec) yang akan berakhir pada bulan November.

Pada sidang media selepas mesyuarat tersebut, Anwar – yang dilihat duduk sebelah Dr Mahathir – mengulangi pendiriannya.

“Saya cadang Tun (Dr Mahathir) diberi peluang mentadbir negara dan tetapkan bila masa yang sesuai.

“Sementara itu saya kena bersabar,” katanya.

Selepas mesyuarat tersebut, Azmin sambil tersenyum berkata: “(Saya) senyum kerana perdana menteri tegas dalam menjamin kestabilan ekonomi dan politik.”

Sementara itu, pemimpin veteran DAP Lim Kit Siang enggan memberikan ulasan apabila diminta pemberita.

Meskipun Anwar telah mengumumkan kedudukannya, namun ia tidak memberi jaminan bahawa penyokong Anwar akan berhenti menggesa Dr Mahathir melepaskan jawatan perdana menteri itu, genap dua tahun tempoh pemerintahannya.

Dr Mahathir sebelum ini pernah berkata beliau memerluka dua hingga tiga tahun sebagai perdana menteri. Dr Mahathir juga sebelum ini berulang kali menegaskan akan menyerahkan kuasa selepas Apec, tempoh selepas Apec yang dimaksudkannya.

Pada pilihan raya umum lalu, PH bersetuju melantik Dr Mahathir sebagai pemimpin dengan syarat beliau kemudian akan menyerahkan kuasa kepada Anwar yang ketika itu masih berada di dalam penjara.

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It is a Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir classic.

The room in the (un)holy-marriage-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows is getting tighter to breathe. The crack is getting bigger.

Consider Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is to do a Cabinet reshuffle quite soon and Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Guan Eng is dropped as a Minister of Finance and Anthony Loke is dropped as a Minister of Transport.

There might be an implosion within PH.

Coupled with how PKR leadership itself is disunited and the crack is getting bigger, it is all to favourable for a change in the formula of leadership.

This shall nicely pave the way for the rebel alliance. It is a perfect opportunity for Muafakat Nasional to strengthen and fortify its position.

All hands on deck, ready follow orders when there is slight advantage in the weather, wind or time.

Especially UMNO. The ongoing nationwide annual meetings of Branches and Divisions should be focusing on weapon and ammunition (issues) to take into battle instead of bickering amongst themselves and using opportunity to do mud slinging.

Time is of the essence.

One of the winning factors in playing ‘Risk’ it’s not just a numbers game but the timing and route to utilise the number of forces to be mobilised for the objective.

That strategy must try to be guised so that the pave to do objective is obstructed only by a minimal force and lesser the cost, it would be better in the retention of territory.

Published in: on February 22, 2020 at 11:45  Leave a Comment  

The botched bully of Precinct 9

It is abundantly clear of late, the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), which is supposed to be an independent law enforcement agency against graft, has be relegated and adulterated as a political tool and serving vengeance.

Example is former Deputy UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, currently undergoing trial of 43 charges of combined money laundering, CBT and corruption charges.

It is very interesting on the details of day-to-day prosecution presenting their cases and the witnesses they have put on the stand.

One chemist found that the so called cheques signed by Dr Zahid making payments using his personal Yayasan Budi Foundation, was stamped instead of handwritten.

The Directors of Datasonic Digital Bhd ambited on stand the monies they passed to Dr Zahid was not a ‘bribe’.

Two other Directors of two separate firms also admitted the monies they passed to legal firm Lewis & Co, is a trustee for Yayasan Akal Budi, is for charity.

Specifically, for building mosque.

A one stop centre visa processing firm Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd’s contract was not extended by the way of the Home Minister but the Prime Minister.

The Director of the firm attested that RM2million in three cheques written in the name of Lewis & Co, was for charity.

The Malaysiakini story:

Kes Zahid: Minit dari Najib sebab penilaian semula Profound Radiance – saksi

20 Feb 2020, 3:04 petang (Dikemaskini 20 Feb 2020, 4:57 petang)M Fakhrull Halim  |  BeritaA A

Sepucuk surat mengandungi minit (catatan) bekas perdana menteri, Najib Razak merupakan ‘pencetus’ kepada penilaian semula terhadap syarikat Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd (PRSB), setelah lantikannya sebagai pengendali pusat sehenti (OSC) permohonan visa di Bangladesh, dibatalkan pada 2015.

Hal itu diakui oleh bekas setiausaha bahagian hal ehwal imigresen Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) Shahril Ismail, ketika pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Ahmad Zaidi Zainal di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Shahril ialah saksi ke-37 perbicaraan kes rasuah, pengubahan wang haram dan pecah amanah (CBT) dana Yayasan Akalbudi membabitkan bekas timbalan perdana menteri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zaidi merujuk Shahril dengan surat rayuan terhadap pembatalan tersebut dari PRSB kepada Najib pada November 2015, yang dicatit dengan minit dari Najib untuk Zahid berbunyi “bersetuju diberi peluang jika tiada kesalahan dilakukan’’.

Zaidi: Itulah (minit dari Najib) yang cetuskan (trigger) seluruh senario ini, seluruh keterangan kamu hari ini?

Shahril: Ya. 

Setelah penialain semula, PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali perkhidmatan OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, berkuat kuasa 15 Jun 2016.

Dalam pernyataaan saksinya, Shahril memberitahu lantikan PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC yang berperanan memproses permohonan visa Malaysia bagi warga asing di Bangladesh, dibatalkan berkuat kuasa 11 November 2015 memandangkan tiada sebarang operasi dijalankan PRSB di situ. 

Susulan pembatalan itu, pengarah PRSB, Azlan Shah Jaffril menulis surat rayuan kepada perdana menteri pada 12 November 2015, dan mendapat minit berkenaan pada surat rayuannya, manakala dua surat rayuan turut ditulis kepada Zahid pada 2016, turut diminit oleh Zahid sendiri pada salah satu surat berkenaan. 

“Saya tidak tahu bagaimanakah pihak PRSB boleh memperoleh surat berminit tersebut. Terdapat minit daripada Zahid kepada saya yang menyatakan ‘sila berbincang dengan saya dan lihat minit dari YAB PM (perdana menteri) dan beri penjelasan kepada saya mengenai kedudukan sebenar’,” katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh Zaidi, Shahril mengakui segala prosedur telah dipatuhi dalam lantikan baru PRSB di Nepal dan Pakistan, dan Zahid tidak ada memberi arahan spesifik untuk meluluskannya dengan melanggar prosedur.

Azlan (pengarah PRSB) yang turut hadir sebagai saksi ke-38 pula mengakui memberikan tiga keping cek bernilai RM2 juta- sekeping sebagai “political fund to TPM” (sumbangan politik kepada timbalan perdana menteri) dan “charity” (kebajikan) untuk dua keping lagi cek.

Cek yang ditujukan buat Lewis & Co itu diberikan sendiri kepada Zahid dalam tiga pertemuan berasingan, iaitu di pejabat TPM pada 2 Ogos 2017 (berjumlah RM300,000), di pejabat KDN pada 4 Januari 2018 (berjumlah RM1 juta), dan rumah Zahid pada 13 Febuari 2018 (berjumlah RM700,000).

“Zahid tidak pernah meminta kepada saya apa-apa sumbangan dan saya memberikan cek tersebut adalah merupakan sumbangan dari pihak Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd.

“[…] Saya menyerahkan sumbangan tersebut kepada Zahid kerana beliau pada ketika itu merupakan Menteri Dalam Negeri yang juga timbalan perdana menteri yang bertanggungjawab mencari dana untuk pilihan raya umum yang akan datang,” katanya dalam pernyataan saksinya.

Katanya, setelah menerima surat pembatalan PRSB pada 11 November, dia mendapatkan minit sokongan dari perdana menteri (surat bertarikh 12 November) dan dari menteri dalam negeri (surat bertarikh 27 Januari 2016 dan 19 Februari 2016).

Katanya, PRSB menerima surat lantikan melaksanakan OSC permohonan visa Malaysia di Nepal dan Pakistan pada 27 Jun 2016 dari KDN. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah bersambung petang.

Semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, Azlan mengakui bahawa sumbangan diberikan secara sukarela tanpa diminta oleh Zahid, tidak diberikan secara korup, tidak diterima oleh Zahid secara korup, dan tidak diberikan sebagai habuan agar PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal. 

Zahid berdepan tiga pertuduhan menerima suapan dari Azlan (pertuduhan ke-16, 17, 18) membabitkan ketiga-tiga cek berkenaan, untuk melantik PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, semasa beliau menjadi menteri dalam negeri pada 2017 dan 2018. 

Dalam pemeriksaan balas, ketika Zaidi membacakan ketiga-tiga pertuduhan tersebut kepadanya, Azlan menafikannya. 

Zaidi: Soalan saya, adakah tuduhan ini tepat, benar?

Azlan: Tidak.

Ketika diminta menjelaskan jawapannya itu dalam pemeriksaan semula oleh timbalan pendakwa raya Gan Peng Kun, Azlan menjelaskan, perkataan “suapan” yang digunakan dalam pertuduhan boleh ditafsirkan seolah-olah dia memberikan rasuah, sedangkan sumbangan itu diberikan setahun setengah selepas syarikatnya mendapat projek berkenaan. 

Gan: Sebelum kontrak diberikan kepada PRSB untuk mengoperasikan OSC, ada atau tidak cek-cek yang diberikan oleh Encik Azlan kepada Datuk Zahid dengan tujuan kebajikan? Ada tak?

Azlan: Tak ada. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah, bersambung 2 Mac depan.

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All of these cases were prepared by MACC and then passed to the AGC.

When the prosecutors grilled some of witnesses on stand for admission under oath that they have given monies to Dr Zahid as a ‘bribes’, their stern response were “fitnah”.

The court has also heard that MACC put witnesses under duress to get an admission for the crime in the cautioned statement.

An example is Junaith Asharab Md Sharif’s 55th para of his signed statement made in MACC and later discrepancy found in the signed statement made for the DPP, isn’t true at all.

Zahid’s case has been this far presented in court as attempt for political assassination instead of process of justice being sought for a white collar crime.

Utter shameful for MACC.

Published in: on February 22, 2020 at 05:05  Leave a Comment  

“Balai, cerita…..!”

In the long standing of many myths about how former UMNO Vice President Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein wasn’t doing what he was expected to do, but went to do something opposite.

When Barisan Nasional failed to retained the Federal Government and most State Governments except two on 10 May 2018, then the UMNO President and BN Chairman Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak conceded defeat.

He resigned from both posts.

UMNO Vice President fill in for the Deputy President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi assume the Presidency in an acting role.

UMNO Vice President Dato Sri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein assumed the Deputy Presidency in an acting capacity.

Their first job was to keep the ship together. Several BN component parties decided to jump ship, for obvious reasons.

Some states that BN retained power, had issues appointing the Menteri Besar. Hence the two top leaders had to travel back-and-forth to Istana Arau to resolve the stand off.

Then it came the moment of truth. The party elections came up and everyone was expected to throw themselves into the ring and fight it out.

That’s when Hishammuddin already Vice President filling in for Deputy President chickened out. He withdrew from the race and gave an obscure excuse of “I want to take care of Johor, only”.

Months went on and UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid painstakingly took time to consult party leaders, for the direction of the party.

He present his inaugural speech as UMNO President on 29 Sept 2018 which incorporated 27 items, collated and amalgamated from all the UMNO arms, as a direction.

However, there on many used this and the authorities hauled President Dr Zahid up as many excuses they created on their own, like “The Party is directionless”.

Strings of UMNO MPs and a small number of UMNO ADUN jumped ship towards PPBM, in the haze quest of getting greener posture and making in up for the smallest party in the ruling coalition.

Hishammuddin has been said to have asked UMNO members to jump ship.

He is also has been said to facilitate his agent, Dato Zulkifli Alwi who was the UMNO Youth Secretary when the former was UMNO Youth Chief, to recruit UMNO members over to PPBM.

UMNO MT Dato Lokman filed the complaint with UMNO Disciplinary Board.

Despite Dato Seri Hishamuddin’s active role in the recent Tanjung Piai by-election which saw BN won by a tsunami of 15,000 majority, the subsequent events came as a shock.

A day later, Hishammuddin is believed to facilitate 16 other UMNO MPs to have intimate dinner and consultation session at the home of the Minister of Economic Affairs Dato Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali.

Talk about having the “Back door Government” surfaced. It created another air of doubt and possibility of uncertainty.

On 26 Nov 2019, UMNO President Dr Zahid invited UMNO MPs and to clear all doubts. All have agreed for what ever decision, the party shall do it ‘en bloc’ and not through ‘salami tactics’, layer by layer.

UMNO Disciplinary Board Chairman Tan Sri Apandi Mohamed Ali issued a show cause letter to Hishammuddin on 13 Dec 2019 and the latter is expected to present himself on Boxing Day, to answer all these complaints.

To many, it’s a season to be Jolly! Or as they say, when ignorance is bliss, it’s wise to be folly.

Published in: on December 16, 2019 at 10:00  Comments (1)  

In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!

The attitude of Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leadership of being vindictive against former Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has proven to be more personal and childish.

The privileges accorded to former Prime Minister Najib have slowly been withdrawn.

FB of former Prime Minister Najib’s Special Officer Isham Jalil



The latest is the Police outrider/(s) provided to Dato Sri Najib, as the former Prime Minister.

This is a clearly a personal vindication is Gerontocracy Prime Minister against his predecessor, who happens to be once a preferred successor when the former was trying to unseat then the Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi more than a decade ago.

For the record, Tun Abdullah retired to pave way for Dato Seri Najib to succeed him on the 9 April 2009, exactly three years after Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir openly wage a ‘war’ to unseat his successor.

When Prime Minister Najib was in office, Federal Government policies and treatment of former Prime Ministers still remained as per entitled privileges, despite then Dr Mahathir was on the Opposition side.

The Star story:

PM’s Department: All former prime ministers given same privileges


  • NATION
  • Thursday, 09 Nov 20178:44 AM MYT

PETALING JAYA: All former prime ministers are being provided the same privileges and that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been treated no differently, said the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The Government has not revoked any facility whatsoever to any former prime ministers, including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic),” it said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 9).

It said that the former prime minister has been provided personnel, numbering 21 people, for his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation and his private residence.

All of this, it said, was in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

“These personnel are fully borne by the Government, including payroll, claims and other privileges enjoyed by civil servants. 

“The Government also bears the utility charges for the Perdana Leadership Foundation as well as his private residence,” it said.

On top of this, the department said that the Government also pays for all food allowances and other costs for outriders, bodyguards, medical staff and assistants to special officers for Dr Mahathir’s visits abroad.

Dr Mahathir had posted on his Facebook page Nov 1 that his Special Action Unit (UTK) police bodyguards had been withdrawn.

The personal bodyguard service is a privilege provided to all former prime ministers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, however, said on Sunday (Nov 5) that the Royal Malaysia Police still maintained Dr Mahathir’s UTK service.

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By law, all former PMs are entitled to two police outriders. Former Prime Minister Abdullah still have two.

As a former PM, Former Prime Minister Najib is privy to many secrets of the government and pulling his security puts him and the country at risk.

Most likely, Gerontocracy Prime Minister De Mahathir was not telling full truth that his police outriders were completely pulled. The restriction only applied when he was traveling to political events.

At all other times, he still had his outriders which many people can see for themselves even after Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir complained his outriders were pulled.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s track record shows that he cannot be trusted to tell the complete truth and in the case of his outriders being pulled, he again misled the Rakyat for his political gain and to gain sympathy.

In former Prime Minister Najib’s case, one of the two police outriders were pulled right after 14GE’s even though it was against the law as all former PMs are entitled to this for their protection.

However, the government were apparently angered at the big reception to former Prime Minister Najib when he traveled to Tanjung Piai.

Therefore the decision to completely pull all last outrider is to restrict his mobility and to limit his influence.

It is a very politically motivated move that is against the law but this is not a government that follows the law.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had use of outriders except when going to political events even when he was leader of the opposition.

But now Prime Minister Najib has no outriders for any purposes because this government does not follow the rule of law.

Then again, IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s credibility as the Top Cop quickly eroding as more he talks about getting the ‘bandit-about-town’, which is making him more laughable by the day.

NST story:

Jho Low now looks like a bear?

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 @ 2:38PM 
BY ABDUL RAHEMANG TAIMIN

TAWAU: The authorities in the country where fugitive financier Low Taek Jho is believed to be hiding in, is refusing to cooperate with the Police.

According to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, they are reluctant to provide information and have been giving “ridiculous excuses”, which includes claims that the 38-year-old Low has undergone plastic surgery and now looks like a “bear”.

“Among the excuses they gave include Jho Low apparently having changed his looks by undergoing facial surgery to look like a bear.

“They say his face looks like a bear. I don’t know, but apparently he has now changed his looks,” Abdul Hamid said at an event in Tawau, here, today.

Abdul Hamid’s comments comes after reports emerged that Low or Jho Low as he is more commonly known as, is now moving around under a Cypriot passport.

According to Cyprus based Greek-language newspaper Politis, the businessman linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal had also been a Cyprus citizen for the past four years.

The report, reproduced by the Sarawak Report blog, said Low had obtained the passport through a well-known citizenship and passport broker Henley & Partners in 2015.

The firm had previously commissioned a passport from the Caribbean island-nation of St Kitts & Nevis.

Commenting further, Abdul Hamid said police believe the wanted businessman was still at the country he is hiding in.

“Sometimes when he walks, he looks like a Tambadau (seladang). So when we look at him from behind, that is how he looks like. Do you think this excuse (given by the authorities of the country Jho Low is hiding in) is logical?” the IGP remarked.

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Taking a line from BBC’s infamous character Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, “In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!”

Published in: on November 8, 2019 at 17:00  Leave a Comment  

Upmanship

It is unbelievable of Gerontocracy Prime Minister’ obsession to lead by his own way having through all challenges, inherent inhabitive and obstacles, leading an army of quite incompetent politicians and party backers.

Yet he dares to shout out his mouth as his leadership with the Pakatan Harapan coalition desperately has to show a tiny bit of progress from any of the 100 promises in the PH Manifesto.

Yet, Gerontocracy Prime Minister had the audacity to sound out the Opposition for stop making false promises.

SCMP story:

Doubts over Mahathir’s handover to Anwar strain Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition

  • Malaysia’s ruling coalition came to power with a promise that Mahathir Mohamad would hand over the reins to Anwar Ibrahim
  • But the widely reported time frame of two years appears to be slipping, straining relations at the top levels of government
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Yet there is something very interesting about Gerontocracy Prime Minister.

Sixteen years ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired as the fourth Prime Minister, after serving twenty two years, three months and fifteen days.

Now, he is the Gerontocracy Prime Minister for the second tenure, since 10 May 2018.

He need to stay in office at least till 2027. This is to match Sir Lee Kuan Yew’s tenure as Chief Minister and Prime Minister of Singapore.

(Yes. Lee was awarded Grand Cross of St Michael and St George).

He already outlived Sir Lee in age. Now, to outdo tenure in office as the Chief Executive.

Ekk….

Published in: on October 31, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Scrummed out

By and large, the Malays were disappointed with Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for admission of an instrumental role in the division and weakening the Malays but offer no substantial solution to get it better.

Yesterday ex-UMNO hoppers Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Larut MP), Dato’ Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad (Mersing MP) and Dato Seri Mustapha “Bacul Lari Malam” Mohamad (Jeli MP) along with academic veteran Prof Dato’ Dr Zainal Kling, corporate leader Dato’ Yahya Jalil and UM VC Dato’ Dr Ir Abd Rahim Hashim successfully organised and delivered Kongres Maruah Melayu.

It was staged for Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to deliver his ‘The Last Address to the Malays’.

In a congregation of so many Malay political, academic, corporate, community and stakeholder leaders (with the explicit exception of Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim (Port Dickson MP) and those in DAP), the Old Man continued his Malay bashing, in a lesser scathing tone but maintaining the ‘Surat Khabar Lama’ style and delivery, like he did as the UMNO President for over 22 years.

Malaysiakini story:

‘Walau Bersatu melukut di tepi gantang tapi ada garangnya’ – Hadi


Okt 7, 2019


(Dikemaskini Okt 7, 2019)

Presiden PAS, Abdul Hadi Awang memuji parti Bersatu pimpinan Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad kerana berjaya menunjukkan pengaruh mereka di dalam Pakatan Harapan.


Beliau menyifatkan penyampaian amanat perdana menteri dalam Kongres Maruah Melayu pada Ahad lalu melambangkan kuasa yang dimiliki oleh satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam pakatan itu.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu, anjuran para ilmuwan beberapa universiti, disertakan ucapan Dr Mahathir mewakili satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam kerajaan PH.


“Walaupun dianggap seperti melukut di tepi gantang, tetapi ada garangnya,” katanya dalam tulisan berjudul “Amanat muhasabah bangsa” terbit di Harakahdaily hari ini.


Bersatu pada PRU14 lalu menang 14 kerusi parlimen daripada sejumlah 117 kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi PH dengan PKR menjadi parti majoriti dalam gabungan parti pemerintah itu apabila mendapat 50 kerusi.

Abdul Hadi pada hari ini juga menjelaskan sebab di sebalik penyertaan PAS dalam Himpunan Muafakat Nasional, anjuran PAS dan Umno baru-baru ini serta Kongres Maruah Melayu.


“Walaupun dua pertemuan itu kelihatan berlainan dan tempatnya pula bebeza, tetapi sebenarnya satu sahaja titik pertemuan iaitu perpaduan bangsa Melayu dan menyedarkan Melayu bangkit bersama Islam.


“Sekurang-kurangnya PAS dapat merealisasikan konsep taawun yang dipraktikkan dalam konsep budaya politik matang dan sejahtera yang diperkenalkan oleh PAS,” katanya.


Menurut presiden PAS, beliau bersikap terbuka mendengar ucapan pihak lain yang juga Melayu Islam kerana “muhasabah diri wajib dilakukan, walaupun adanya kritikan yang keras dan pahit.”

Abdul Hadi berkata beliau mendengar dengan teliti ucapan perdana menteri pada majlis tersebut.

“Saya mendengar amanat Tun Mahathir dengan teliti dan agak berbeza dengan kalangan yang menunggu kecaman beliau terhadap bangsa lain yang menjadi saingan kita dalam masyarakat majmuk.

“Tiba-tiba ucapan beliau menyebut kesilapan bangsanya sendiri yang menjadi sebab mereka mundur ketinggalan, tercorot dan diperbodohkan oleh pihak lain dan diperbodohkan oleh bangsanya sendiri sehingga terkebelakang,” jelasnya.

Dr Mahathir ketika berucap pada Kongres Maruah Melayu antaranya berkata kerajaan dengan sendirinya walaupun dipimpin oleh Melayu, tidak boleh memulihkan maruah Melayu sekiranya kaum itu tidak mahu berusaha untuk mengubah nasib mereka.
Katanya, maruah Melayu dipandang hina atas kesalahan mereka sendiri.

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He did not raise about the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, nor any of the many Resolutions from the series of discourse and workshops held by public Unis for politics, economics, culture, education and religion, which were conducted as precursor and the legitimate excuse for the ‘Amanat Terakhir’.

No substantial take away for the Malays. Otherwise, all and good and done in the custom and spirit of a Malay event (Majlis).

However, there is an indirect take away for the Malays. Considering that he wanted UMNO to be present and part of his demonstration of reconciliatory effort for the division of the Malays, as well sending a thumping message to Anwar and his Anwarites within PKR and most of all, DAP, it would be in terrible after taste and serious blow-back for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to get UMNO destroyed.

He needs UMNO now, more than ever, now that UMNO has demonstrated its magnanimity, for the sake of the Malays.

Unless Gerontocracy Prime Minister is ready to go down and be stoop in history as the Malay leader who eventually handed over the reins of the Land of the Malays (Tanah Aku), to DAP.

Published in: on October 7, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

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)

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Published in: on October 6, 2019 at 21:30  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for Muafakat

The ‘National Cooperation Charter’ to formalising the kick off the largest Malay political parties inked between UMNO and PAS Presidents at PWTC this afternoon would see the change of Malay hinterland politics-administration, with the inclusion of UMNO into PAS controlled states’ administration in the near future.

The Star story:

Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan


Hadi: We have plans to include Umno in Terengganu and Kelantan

NATION
Saturday, 14 Sep 2019
3:39 PM MYT
By TARRENCE TAN, HANIS ZAINAL and FATIMAH ZAINAL

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has plans to include its new political ally Umno in the two states – Terengganu and Kelantan – that it currently governs.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said such plans will be unveiled to the public in the near future.

“Wait for the time to come. We will look at the latest developments. There are definitely plans (to include Umno). We are family,” he said.


Abdul Hadi was speaking to reporters during a press conference after the joint charter between Umno and PAS was signed at PWTC on Saturday (Sept 14).


“Taawun (cooperation) is a phrase that was discussed by Nik Aziz when he was still alive because of the cooperation we had in the 70s in the form of tahaluf (coalition).


“We need to introduce a new approach which is cooperation. That was discussed by the (PAS) Syura Ulama Council when Nik Aziz was alive,” he added.


The last time Umno and PAS cooperated was during the 1974 General Election when PAS candidates contested under the Barisan Nasional banner.


Also present at the press conference were Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
On seat negotiations for the next general election, Ahmad Zahid said it was too premature to discuss such details at present.


Ahmad Zahid said Umno was in the midst of reaching out to grassroots members to explain the new political alliance with PAS.


Hadi Awang concurred, saying that most importantly, both parties should work towards garnering support from the people first.


Ahmad Zahid, who’s Barisan Nasional chairman, said that its component parties – MCA and MIC – had no objections towards the newfound political alliance.


“Although we (Umno, MCA, MIC) had already discussed this, we will officially speak about this in the soonest Barisan supreme council meeting.


“So far, these two parties (MCA, MIC) have no objections at all,” he added.


Ahmad Zahid also said that a negotiations committee and a technical committee will be formed to iron out details for its newly signed charter and a memorandum of understanding between PAS and Umno.


The charter between Umno and PAS was signed on Saturday (Sept 14), formalising the cooperation between the two biggest Malay-based parties in Malaysia.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/09/14/hadi-we-have-plans-to-include-umno-in-terengganu-and-kelantan#vhhUqWaS3EMmLYju.99

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It is a landmark political cooperation for the Malays effectively rolled out under UMNO under President Dato Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and PAS President Tuan Guru Dato Seri Hj Abd Hadi Awang since the mega anti-ICERD Rally on 8 Dec 2018, which saw over 300,000 people congregated and demonstrated in Dataran Merdeka.

The National Co-operation Charter which was inked by UMNO President Dr Ahmad Zahid and PAS President Hj Hadi, is an effective progress of the series of consultations, meetings and cooperation fostered between the two leaders and their associates since 16 July 2019.

Of course, it was effectively rolled out at the Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau by-ejections which saw an increased BN performance with the direct co-operation by PAS and its election machiery.

At the Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon saw over 35,000 people at its peak, predominantly Malays, thronged and packed the UMNO HQ convention complex.

It is a new Malaysian history being made. Needless to mention, a record for PWTC.

Amongst other objectives, the formalisation of the political co-operation between UMNO and PAS would translate to the support of the Malays, particularly in the hinterland being consolidated.

At the 14GE, UMNO obtained 2.525 million votes and PAS obtained 2.032 million votes.

Even by comparison either UMNO or PAS on their own, the Malay parties within Pakatan Harapan, PPBM and PAN, could only managed 718,000 and 655,000 votes respectively.

It is interesting that PAS only managed to secure 18 Parliamentary seats, considering the popular votes they obtained.

DAP, which obtained 2.098 million votes managed to win 42 Parliamentary seats. Despite securing most Parliamentary seats within PH with 49, PKR only obtained 2.046 million popular votes, which is only a tad more over PAS’s.

The strategic importance of the charter inked is that UMNO went into the political co-operation PAS with the syndication of BN’s coalition partners MCA and MIC.

The Star story:

Barisan Nasional will speak about Umno-PAS pact again, says Zahid


Published on 14 Sep 2019 5:46:15 PM

Umno president and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday said that BN’s component parties – MCA and MIC – had no objections towards the newfound political cooperation between Umno and PAS.

He said the BN leaders had already discussed the matter and would officially speak about it again in the soonest BN supreme council meeting.



Read more at https://www.thestartv.com/v/barisan-nasional-will-speak-about-umno-pas-pact-again-says-zahid#ErlCs5AIya1pkYgU.99

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And The Malay Mail Online:

Zahid sees smooth road for PAS-Umno collaboration due to common ground


Published 1 day ago on 14 September 2019
BY IDA NADIRAH IBRAHIM


KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi predicted an easier cooperation between his party and PAS than the fractious alliances the Islamist party had with previous partners.


Zahid noted that both Umno and PAS share a common ideology on Malay-Muslim interests, unlike the Islamists’ previous alliances with the secular DAP.

“When PAS was together with DAP, it was more difficult compared to PAS with Umno now, because we share the same philosophy.

“Our cooperation is in terms of common issues. It is much easier and simpler as compared to their previous collaboration with other parties, especially DAP,” said Ahmad Zahid at a press conference after the official signing of the PAS-Umno joint charter at PWTC, here today.

Zahid also said Umno’s Barisan Nasional partners, MCA and MIC, have not expressed objections to his party’s now-official alliance with PAS.

However, he said the matter will be formalised by the former ruling coalition in an upcoming supreme council meeting.

“They are components parties of BN, and though we had discussed on the matter, but we will announce it formally at the BN supreme council meeting in the near future.

“So far, these two parties have no objection at all,” he said.

MCA and MIC had previously opposed PAS, particularly over its attempts to expand shariah law in the country.

Today, Zahid insisted that the joint-charter was inclusive and would include non-Malays as part of its national agenda.

He sought to assure non-Muslims and non-Malays that PAS and Umno’s direction was not towards religious extremism or excessive Malay nationalism.

The combination of the country’s two largest Malay-Muslim parties is fueling concerns of increased racial polarisation in Malaysia.

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Even though it is believed that MCA and MIC still managed to retain their token Parliamentary seats with support from the Malays who are susceptible to UMNO’s politics, the BN coalition partners have their respective strength.

MCA obtained 653,000 and MIC obtained 167,000 popular votes respectively.

UMNO would never abandoned its partnership for new partners, but instead harness and capitalise on the strength. Especially, the history of the partnership that brought the nation to present position.

Using the 9 May 2019 results as a basis, BN plus PAS could derive to 5.4 million votes, all and sundry. Coupled with the appalling non delivery of PH with their failed promises and incompetency, a shift of 5% of votes obtained by PH to ‘BN Plus’ could translate to 5.65 million popular votes.

This is a new instrument of a fresh political deal for Malaysia.

The past track record of BN in the stability, development and prosperity of the nation, now coupled with the comeback of a partner of the original coalition in 1973, is the way to move forward.

There is now a new speculation that Parti Muafakat Nasional be formed and members are Barisan Nasional (UMNO/MCA/MIC) and PAS.

The formal political organisation could be the fresh ingredients to offer for Malaysia to move forward, based on over 65 years of effective political partnership and progress.

Muafakat Nasional would be a new deal for Sabah and Sarawak parties to align themselves, for the greater good of Malaysia.

Published in: on September 15, 2019 at 02:45  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for Manipulative

There a good and prevailing chance that if and when ‘Piagam Muafakat Nasional’ is highly successful post 14 Sept 2019 that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would turnaround and instead ride on the force of Malay unity, to check on the anti-Malay and Chinese Chauvinist DAP.

It is interesting on the perspective of UMNO President Dato‘ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, on the success of leading UMNO to work and collaborate with PAS, the two largest Malay-Muslim political parties after parting ways forty two years ago.

The Star story:

Why Umno supports PAS, Zahid explains

NATION
Thursday, 12 Sep 2019
6:56 PM MYT
By Zakiah Koya

KAJANG: As I trailed behind the latest Mercedes into the driveway of a grand-looking bungalow in Country Heights, we were told this is where we will be interviewing the man who used to be one of the most powerful politicians in the country.


A man clad in a short-sleeved blue shirt, dark blue slacks and slippers, with his greying hair, emerged from inside the house and welcomed us.

It was former deputy prime minister and former home affairs minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Bring those mineral bottles of water, cold ones,” he directed one of the 10 people hovering around him as we sat down to do an exclusive.


“Here, we only serve Barisan Nasional water. We will always have them and Barisan will always exist,” said Ahmad Zahid, as he decided that he wanted the interview to be carried out on the simpler modern-looking sofa compared with the grand Chesterfield-looking sofa set.


It is now over two months since he returned from garden leave.


Ahmad Zahid was pressured by fellow party leaders to go on garden leave from his post, as he is facing a total of 87 graft charges in court.


However, six months later, Ahmad Zahid announced his return to duty on June 30.


The bungalow was his family’s foundation, Yayasan Falah – handsomely furnished.
Right next door stands a “surau”, which is almost as big as a mosque, clean and new, but deserted.


Ahmad Zahid had offered The Star an exclusive interview to explain himself why Umno had decided to consort with its once-sworn enemy, PAS.


As Ahmad Zahid ordered his aides to prepare prawns and calamari for tea later on, I showed him a picture when he graced the magazine “Men’s Review” in 1997.

“Ah, I used to be so young, and my hair was all black,” said Ahmad Zahid, obviously delighted to see his old picture.


Ahmad Zahid, then the Umno Youth chief, has come quite a circle, for he is now leading Umno as the Opposition leader after losing the last general election to a one-year-old coalition, Pakatan Harapan.


As the interview took place, Ahmad Zahid cried “political persecution” for the long list of graft charges he is facing.


He said, despite that, he knows very well that he is also a wanted man to explain whether he is sidelining the non-Muslims, as he rubbed shoulders with the leaders of PAS.


The Bagan Datoh MP pointed out that the upcoming Ummah Unity Gathering on Sept 13 and 14 is not the first time Umno and PAS will be on the same stage.


More than 10,000 Umno and PAS members are expected to converge at PWTC on those two days, and it will culminate in a rally.


“Ummah is not only Muslims – it means humanity as a whole,” said Zahid, when asked if he had left behind main fellow Barisan counterparts MCA and MIC when he decided to embrace PAS-style politics.


“We have tried to come together for more than 40 years, and there was never any political effort to bridge this gap. Personally, I took the effort to bridge the gap in 1998 with the late Datuk Dr Haron Din of PAS, and he came out with the idea on PAS and Umno working together. He suggested a joint mechanism.

“On Dec 4,2016, we came together officially for the first time for the Rohingya issue. Both the then Umno and PAS presidents came together, with the majority of Umno and PAS leaders,” said Ahmad Zahid.


He added that the other events that followed were “Himpunan Melayu Bangkit” (Malays Rising Gathering) in Pasir Salak and the rally to oppose the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) in Kuala Lumpur last year.


When asked why Umno chose PAS, he said it is because PAS has “long been an Opposition”.


He agreed that both Umno and PAS have differences, but insisted that they have grown on each other.


“We need to build our chemistry, not by force but ‘organically’. The organic growth of this chemistry was established after I took office in Umno.
“I not only ignited the chemistry, but managed to come to a natural understanding and it has been a good political dividend for Umno,” said Ahmad Zahid.


As to whether he accepted PAS leadership’s open support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Ahmad Zahid said that friends should respect each other.

“PAS has its own reasons to support Dr Mahathir to continue until the end of his tenure. We feel that if promises of Pakatan are not fulfilled, then we expect that (a non-confidence vote against Dr Mahathir in Parliament) may happen. If anything happens, there may be divine intervention. In this matter, respecting a friend is more important than a pre-empt what we cannot control,” said Ahmad Zahid.


He also said that although Umno and PAS may not be similar in their approach to non-Muslims, they had decided to “marry”, because both agreed that Pakatan had failed to deliver promises it made in the last general election.


“What we are doing now is not so much of political marriage; neither is it marriage of convenience,” said Ahmad Zahid.


Although PAS had been in cohorts with PKR and DAP, Ahmad Zahid said Umno decided to join hands with PAS because they both agreed that DAP should not push the “Malaysian Malaysia” agenda.


“Malaysian Malaysia” of DAP is a campaign which called for equality among all races, and Umno said that it questioned the privileged position of Malays as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.


“Umno then realised that if it does not work with PAS on these issues (Malay and Islam), these issues will disappear and a country which is multiracial will lose its main race as the main force,” said Ahmad Zahid.


He, however, insisted that although Umno and PAS are both Malays and Muslims, the joint charter on their cooperation would still be based on the multiracial concept for the country.
He pointed out that there is a need to work on that “misperception” that Umno-PAS is only for the Malays as they need to capture the Sarawakian non-Malay parties.

Ahmad Zahid said that although he is open to the idea of a coalition, he will work on what he has now.


“Let us cross the bridge first (if Umno-PAS can win the next general election). In Islam, we have to work hard and work smart. Then we do our prayers,” said Ahmad Zahid.


At the same interview, Ahmad Zahid said there were those in Umno who questioned his return from garden leave to helm the party once again, despite the charges.


However, he said those who do not agree with his plans are a “pain in the neck” which had been dealt with.
“It is not of me burning myself, but it is about taking risks for the struggle. There will be a bright light at the end of the tunnel, especially now that we are working with PAS,” said Ahmad Zahid.


Asked whether the light he sees at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train, he said there are two tunnels.
“One is for the leaving train and one is for the coming train. Whatever it is, there will be no loggerheads between the two trains,” said Ahmad Zahid.



Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/09/12/why-umno-supports-pas-zahid-explains#YJpw9G6Jfw1H1kWT.99

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It is very interesting on UMNO President Zahid’s story on the beginning of UMNO-PAS co-operation, after over three decades of political bad blood especially in Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s first tenure (1991-2003).

The UMNO-PAS co-operation that would be casted in stone is much more than two political parties do away with outlined differences of ideology, for the strategic and common good of the Malays.

The unity on Rohingya’s cause (December 2015) must have started earlier, perhaps from a series of consultations and meetings.

It has been said that Gerontocracy Prime Minister has been briefed by specific authorities in the recent months.

What is interesting from sources that at best, his leadership and Pakatan Harapan’s administration could only amass 30% of Malay votes.

One of the senior officials who instrumented the information which was capitalised and manipulated to the fullest by Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and PH leaders which saw the rejection and downfall of Prime Minister Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and BN’s rule opined that PH would lose if a general election be called immediately or soon.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir who has been seen as a leader with no continuous development agenda but his own, on the other hand is continuously attacking the Malays.

As a marvellous Machiavellian, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir would be likely to manipulate the situation if it is strongly proven the Malays are united.

The Baron of Crony Capitalism and de facto Adviser to the Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin already sounded out on the incompetency of the Government.

There are bound to be some gullibles within the said “70% of the Malays not supporting the Government” would be soften and bought into Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s theatrics and drama, in the name of Malay unity.

“Tun (Dr Mahathir) would know what to do. We should trust him!”, who be the best line of those who would be blinded about the fact that Gerontocracy Prime Minister has a personal vendetta against PAS for half a century.

Specifically, he has been very bitter since he was defeated by PAS in his home turf seat of Kota Setar Selatan at 3GE on 10 May 1969.

In short, PAS scarred him for life!

He would be bold in the interpretation of DAP’s stance, as well as the incompetency of DAP leaders as Ministers in strategic posts such as Finance, Transport, Communications abs Multimedia, Law, Primary Industries and Human Capital.

More over, when he starts to attack DAP leaders incrementally.

After all, the future of Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s own party PPBM is highly on the very long uncertainty list.

Being Amanipulative is what Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is at his best.

He got UMNO leaders to ‘revolt’ against founding father and first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman post 3GE. He manipulated his way, mainly through the ‘Divide and Rule’ strategy to remain in power for over 22 years.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir got his successor and Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to prematurely give up his leadership.

Needless to mention, he got his own blue eyed-boy Prime Minister Najib to be ousted and almost dismantle BN completely.

Never to underestimate the man who has successfully manipulated the intelligence and emotions of many, especially the Malays for over half a century, despite being a Gerontocratic man of over ninety four years old.

At the current buzz and flavour, denying Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim for the Premiership would be the right objective for his manipulation to remain in power and hitching on the Malay Unity is the best option there is.

Published in: on September 12, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment