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Presiden ke Empat Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu dan pengasas Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu (Baru) Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad wajar mencermin diri sebelum mengeluarkan pandangan mengenai ‘Mengkhianati Bangsa’.

Hakikatnya, beliau merupakan pengkhianat teragung Bangsa Melayu dan pengkhianatan ini bertimpa-timpa.

Sepanjang dua tahun ini, beliau tergamak memanipulasi fakta dan cerita, berohong, memfitnah dan mengeluarkan kenyataan menghasut hanya kerana kekecewaan peribadi apabila agenda tergendala dan gagal.

Ini senata-mata Persana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak enggan menuriyi sepenuhnya permintaan beliau.

Dr. Mahathir secara angkuhnya bertindak unilateral sebagai ‘Penguasa’ untuk menentukan apa dasar, perancangan, keputusan, tindakan dan kerjasama yang patut, baik dan wajar dibuat oleh Kerajaan.

Oleh demikian, sekiranya Kerajaan melakukan apa-apa yang tidak secocok dan sehaluan dengan pendapat dan selera beliau dan kritikan terbuka beliau tidak diakur serta merta, maka Dr Mahathir akan memutuskan bahawa Kerajaan salah.

Maka keputusan dan tindakan Kerajaan akan membawa kesan buruk pada rakyat.

Beliau sebagai politikus machiavellian yang licik akan menggunakan pelbagai sudut dan helah politik, agar agenda beliau disaduri sebagai ‘teguran’, ‘menyelamatkan parti’, ‘menjaga kepentingan akar umbi dan rakyat’ dan sebagainya.

Contohnya, diperingkat awal Dr Mahathir rancak berkempen seluruh negara mengkritik 1MDB tanpa bukti kukuh dan fakta sebenar atas helah ‘Bicara Negarawan’, ianya dibuat “Untuk menyelamatkan UMNO”.

Dr Mahathir juga memfitnah Perdana Menteri Najib akan ditangkap dan dakwa apabila melgar negara, akibat skandal 1MDB.

Apabila gerakan bawah tanah beliau untuk Perwakilan Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2015 untuk secara terbuka mengkritik Presiden UMNO dan Kepimpinan dan ianya akan berguling semakin besar akibat tekanan massa (terutama warga UMNO) gagal, maka beliau cuba menggunakan Parlimen pula.

Objektif pada Disember 2015 ialah untuk sebilangan besar MP BN bersama Pembangkang untuk mengundi “Hilang Kepercayaan” keatas Perdana Menteri Najib. Ianya gagal juga.

Apabila SPRM menghantar laboran siasatan berkenaan 1MDB pada 31 Dis 2015, Dr. Mahathir dengan cepat mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa siasatan SPRM tidak akan dilayan Peguam Negara, sebagai ‘pembuka tirai’. Setelah meneliti kertas siasatan, Peguam Negara memutuskan “Tiada kes”.

Kemudian SPRM mengakui bahawa siasatan mereka sebenarnya tidak lengkap.

Lantas Dr Mahathir mengambil tindakan keluar parti, dengan harapan menjadi titik permulaan agar ahli UMNO untuk memulakan revolusi mendesak Presiden UMNO berundur. Namun, ianya menerima reaksi sepi oleh UMNO.

Pada 4 Mac 2016, Dr. Mahathir mengumumkan kerjasama bersama musuh tradisi Bangsa Melayu sepanjang setengah abad iaitu Lim Kit Siang dan parti Chauvinis Cina DAP. ‘Dekalarasi Rakyat’, yang turut didukung Pembangkang dan actives NGO anti-UMNO juga dilancarkan.

Dalam keghairahan mendapatkan sokongan rakyat, beliau telah berbohong mengenai petisyen ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ akan dipersembahkan kepada SPB YDP Agong dan Raja-Raja Melayu untuk menyingkirkan Perdana Menteri Najib.

Beliau juga mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa “SPB YDP Agong dibawah tahanan rumah” kerana permintaan untuk mengadap Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim tidak dijawab.

Dr. Mahathir berbohong mengatakan Kerajaan membelanjakan habis duit untuk membeli sokongan. Hakikatnya perbelanjaan 80% duit Kerajaan adalah untuk operasi seperti pendidikan dan kesihatan. Emolumen untuk menampung kakitangan Kerajaan merupakan 38% dari bajet tahunan.

Tulisan blog terbaru mengenai Perana Menteri Najib takut untuk ke PBB merupakan fitnah yang sama, seperti pernah diungkap Dr. Mahathir. Hakikatnya, kes kunun-kunun yang diumumkan Peguam Negara AS Loretta Lynch mewakili DOJ pada Julai 2016 mengenai 1MDB tiada pun tindakan susulan.

Sebagai pemimpin tertinggi UMNO, parti keramat nasionalis Melayu itu terkubur pada 4 Feb 1988. Perpecahan politikus Melayu memuncak dan memberi kesan kepada masyarakat Melayu.

Ini cukup bukti untuk membuktikan Dr Mahathir mengkhianati Bangsa Melayu.

Dr Mahathir melacurkan status Negarawan dengan tindakan fitnah yang berterusan dan bertimpa-timpa. Kedegilan orang yang obessif diluar pertimbangan ini sebenarnya pengkhianatan kepada Bangsa Melayu.

Sultan Johor bertitah murka mengenai Dr. Mahathir juga merupakan pengkhianatkan kepada Bangsa Melayu. Seorang pemimpin wajar beradab dalam berpolitik dan mengelakkan melanggari jajaran seorang Raja Melayu.

Bagi pemimpin Melayu yang beradab dan sepatutnya menunjukkan teladan yang baik dan mulia, insiden dimana Istana Negara menarik balik jemputan majlis pengisytiharan Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XV Disember lepas cukup untuk memberi kesan.

Published in: on February 11, 2017 at 03:45  Comments (3)  

No Love is Lost

The Chinese Chauvinist DAP Emperorissimo Lim Kit Siang failure to realise that the Muslims value virtues of the faith and brotherhood amongst themselves, up above any political strong political stance even for common objective.

NST Online story:

Kit Siang says may act against Hadi over Islam

 

BY BALVIN KAUR – 28 JANUARY 2017 @ 5:21 PM

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GEORGE TOWN: DAP Supremo Lim Kit Siang is considering to take Pas president Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang to court for insinuating that he is “anti-Islam”.

Lim said he had instructed his lawyers to consider whether Hadi’s remark was defamatory and a cause for legal proceedings.

“I am not anti-Islam and I support the inclusive, enlightened, progressive and tolerant Islamic vision as spelt out in the “Pas for All” slogan in the 2013 General Election.

“However, I cannot support an intolerant and extremist Islamic vision, whether by Islamic State or by any Islamic leader claiming to use the religion to hide their extremism and intolerance,” he told reporters after the Penang’s Chinese New Year open house at SPICE here today.

Pas was formerly with DAP and PKR in the opposition’s Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition. The coalition was declared ‘dead’ after Pas pulled out following a spat with DAP, particularly with its secretary general Lim Guan Eng, who is also Penang Chief Minister.

Last week, Lim (Kit Siang) called upon Pas to work with DAP to “save Malaysia from a global kleptocracy” and “from becoming a failed and rouge state”.

On Friday, Hadi, in responding to his call, said that the party was shutting its doors to any further cooperation with DAP. Hadi had said that DAP failed to show any proof that it supported Pas’ struggle for Islam and the formation of an Islamic government, which was the core of the party’s struggle.

He said that DAP also showed its true colours to the Muslims in Penang when it failed to look after their interest although it had one term to do so.

Lim said Hadi’s response was not only “haughty and arrogant” but also “misconceived and misinformed”. “It is Hadi’s prerogative to dismiss any possibility of working with DAP, but he has no right to turn and twist facts to justify his position.

“It was not DAP but Hadi as Pas president, who had violated the PR common policy framework and consensus principle that all decisions in the coalition should be reached by consensus of all the three component parties.” he said.

Lim also said that Hadi should look into the mirror when he alleged that the DAP has failed to look after the interest of the people of Penang.

“Lest Hadi forgets, DAP-led Pakatan Rakyat won 30 state assembly seats in GE13 as compared to 29 seats in the 2008 general election.

“In the general elections, DAP not only won all the 19 seats it had in the 2008 general elections, but with a bigger majority in everyone of the 19 seats, “In contrast, Hadi was thrown out of the Terengganu state government after one term as the Menteri Besar.” he said.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/01/207958/kit-siang-insists-he-not-anti-islam-mulls-taking-action-against-hadi

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PAS and DAP had all along been like oil to water. They can’t mix and complement each other. The only purpose they got together several times in a number of Opposition coalition is work on their luck to capture each own’s market share and bring to the table in the common objective to topple Barisan Nasional.

Their ideology is way on opposite extreme of the spectrum. They leaders and members of both parties have deep distrust against each other. It is almost impossible for them to have a common manifesto and as a result, for a coalition there have been unable to list down their ‘shadow Cabinet’.

No doubt DAP has benefited immensely by the foot soldiers provided by PAS, whenever they hold a public demonstration.It is very apparent when PAS started to issue ‘non participative’ to its members that the participants significantly dwindled.

This is not withstanding the composition of the demonstrators of BERSIH 4 and 5 did not really reflect the true segmentation of Malaysians.

Without PAS in the fray, the Pakatan Harapan stooge and errand dogs for DAP PAN would face herculean task to canvass for the Malays-Muslim conversation votes in the upcoming 14GE.

The ‘Flip-Flop’ polemic of faux pas by the Chairman of Pribumi Bersatu and defect Supremo Dictator of Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia DR Mahathir about “DAP becoming Prime Minister”, “DAP demanding Deputy Prime Minister post” and “We basically agreed”.

If Lim Kit Siang and Dr Mahathir has casted in stone this commitment to topple Prime Minister Najib by 14GE, then it would be very difficult for PAS to join into that political fray.

Hj Hadi and most of PAS stalwarts and hardcores, particularly from Kedah, which is the home state of Dr Mahathir, have never forgotten and forgiven for the massacre of Ustaz Ibrahim Libya and 12 of his supporters in Kg Memali in Novermner 1981.

The soft approach of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak to slowly winning the comfort and eventually of trust of PAS President Hj Hadi and other headliners.

The list is growing like  appearing in events commonully  benefit for the Malay-Muslims, BN ADUNS supported the enactment for Syariah criminal acts in Kelantan State Assembly, the announcement BN MPs shall support Hadi’s private bill of amendment to RUU325 and eventually BN shall undertake to present the Bill in Dewan Rakyat, are examples that pointing healthy co-operation for the betterment of Malay-Muslim.

Lets face it, the 1MDB and so called “Kleptocracy” allegations without admissible substance and evidence already got majority of the rakyat lost and uninterested,

There is very little that Chinese Chauvinist Emperorissimo and his DAP party to entice the majority of Malay-Muslims in the rural areas, which simply translate into bills worthy of tender issued by Bank Negara in the pockets often enough, to alleviate their economic position.

After all, for the fifty years of formal existence, Chinese Chauvinist DAP never had any affirmative action policy, considering the Bumiputra makes up almost two-thirds of Malaysians.

Published in: on January 29, 2017 at 06:00  Comments (2)  

Sunk in attempt to sabotage Johor

Faust of ‘Flip-Flop’ Dr Mahathir failed in his attempt to sabotage the Johor economy and future global trade on the Forest City, in his strategy to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak as part of the integral plan to destroy the BN Government.

The Star story:

Monday, 23 January 2017 | MYT 11:27 AM

Khaled Nordin: Dr M won’t succeed in scaring Johoreans

 

BY NABILA AHMAD

JOHOR BARU: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to intimidate Johoreans with statements about Chinese nationals being given citizenships at the mammoth Forest City project will not succeed, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

The Johor Mentri Besar said Dr Mahathir’s allegations about the US$100bil (RM443bil) investments in the project were not based on facts and he was “out to scare the people of Johor”.

“The total land size of the state is 1.8 million hectares while the total land size affected in the Forest City project is only 1.977ha, which is only 0.108% of the land in Johor.

“With only less than 1% of the area involved, it is impossible for the China mainlanders to occupy the state and this shows that Dr Mahathir is only making the accusation to scare Johoreans,” he said.

“The Forest City project is a state government project while the investors are foreigners who happen to be from China.

“It is not 100% foreign-owned as locals have a 42% stake in it,” he said at the Muafakat Johor Chinese New Year Bazaar 2017 organised by the Pasir Gudang Tiong Hua Association here in Taman Johor Jaya.

He added that the project, expected to complete in 30 years, is important as the state now needs big projects to compete with Singapore.

“The world economy is very challenging now and without foreign investments, we will be faced with a worsening economic situation,” he said.

Khaled said there was no proof to allegations that some 700,000 Chinese would get citizenships by buying property at Forest City.

“I believe the rules applied by our Immigration Department are very strict as it is impossible for Chinese mainlanders to get Malaysian nationality only by purchasing a house in the state,” he said.

In an exclusive interview with The Star, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar accused Dr Mahathir of fear-mongering by playing racial politics that he claimed had no place in the state.

The Ruler said then he was “deeply offended and hurt” by the political spin against mainland Chinese investments in the state.

He singled out Dr Mahathir for “putting political interests above Malaysian interests, particularly Johor”.

In response, Dr Mahathir said in a letter to The Star that he was quoting a report by Bloomberg on the details of Forest City, of which he said has yet to be challenged nor denied.

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The Faust of ‘Flip-Flop’ Dr Mahathir tried to frightened Johoreans by manipulating and lying about the consequences of the Forest City development to the Malays.

In full appreciation of the sanctity of UMNO to the Johorean Malays, he falsely projected that 700,000 mainland Chinese would eventually be given citizenship and the Johorean Malays would lose power in their own state, the birth place of UMNO.

The strong outright calls by HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar last week and several attempts of the Faust of ‘Flip-Flop’ to rebut and manipulate his earlier calls, is the clearest depiction of Dr Mahathir’s humiliating failure.

What started as a political stunt which failed miserably, inadvertently is also a failed strategic economic sabotage against Johor.

The madness of Faust of ‘Flip-Flop’ Dr Mahathir in his obsession to oust Prime Minister Najib has started to take a toll even on the Malaysian economy, which should be viewed as a political-anarchy.

A good example is the economy that would be driven by the Forest City Development. The 700,000 foreigners, mainly believed to be from mainland China are of the extra-upper middle income or more.

If they make Malaysia their residence, means they would be paying income tax. Let say pro-rata their income attributable from Malaysia is RM1mil per annum.

Hence, they would pay RM260,000 income tax. That is on top of RM15-20,000 in GST each on the consumption they make.

That is already in the neighbourhood of RM40bil for the Inland Revenue Board and Royal Customs, of reoccuring revenue annually. Johor State Government would also benefit from all the local authorities taxes and charges.

The Faust of ‘Flip-Flop’ failed to foil, even for a obsessed political agenda.

Published in: on January 23, 2017 at 14:38  Comments (5)  

“He (Dr M) would invent crisis!”

“He (Dr Mahathir) would invent crisis!”, proclaimed political analyst and former Transparency International (Malaysia) Tunku Aziz describing how Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir in his manipulative and deceptive ways to demonise and bring down Prime Minister Najib.

Dr Mahathir has been manipulating, lying, slandering, back paddling, contradicting himself and making about 180 degree turns, to capture the moment of glory in his obsession to demonise Prime Minister Najib.

This include in manufacturing crisis.

An example is the complain that his minion made to various international authorities which include the AG office of United States of America and Switzerland about 1MDB. So far, no real progress have been made on these authorities’ side to nab these “International white collar criminals”.

It is utter shameless of disbelief proportion the hypocracy that the Statesman willing to do in his desperation trying to win an inch for a brief moments, in attempts and stunts which failed all the way in his objective to oust Prime Minister Najib coming to two years now.

Published in: on January 21, 2017 at 18:12  Comments (6)  

Cornered rat

Master of machiavelli politics and champion of ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still attempting to have the last say by manipulating his earlier statements about Johor which shameless drew flak from HRH Sultan Johor himself

Letters in The Star:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Dr M replies on Forest City issue

I DON’T know if it is true about HRH the Sultan of Johor throwing a challenge to me over the development of Johor Baru.

Maybe it is only The Star which is interpreting what HRH says as a challenge to me.

But unless HRH denies he is challenging me, I will take the report of The Star as the truth.

I admit I am at a disadvantage here. While people can say what they like about me, and I welcome their freedom to say so, I hope that in responding to HRH’s challenge I will not be arrested and jailed without trial.

If it is with trial, I welcome the arrest.

Now, what did I say? Nothing more than repeating a report by Bloomberg in the press. But I appreciate why Bloomberg is not challenged nor denied.

What did Bloomberg say in its report on Nov 22 last year?

It said that a China Chinese company will build Forest City in JB which can accommodate 700,000. It went on to say that planeloads of China Chinese are being flown in to view the man-sized model (with pictures) and they have and will buy most of the properties in Forest City.

I doubt if many Johor Malays and Chinese are buying or going to buy these apartments. There just aren’t that many Malaysians to buy all these properties.

Bloomberg, in the same report, mentioned 60 other developments similar to Forest City, and these are also being sold to mainland Chinese.

Looking back to 1819, when Sultan Ali of Johor did not lease Singapore to the British, the Temenggong signed the lease. And look at Singapore today. A part of Johor is now a foreign country – well developed no doubt, but a foreign country.

There will be in all more than a million foreigners living in JB Forest City and the 60 other deve­lopments. These new places will not become a foreign country but they will have an inordinate percentage of foreign people. If they stay long enough, they will be entitled to become citizens of Malaysia.

Yes, I promoted foreign direct investment. But it was not about buying land in Malaysia, developing them and selling them to foreigners who will stay here.

FDI is about investment in the manufacturing industry. Malaysian companies will construct the building and Malaysians will work in the industries. They will acquire skills and start their own manufacturing business.

Malaysian contractors are completely capable of building all kinds of buildings and develop land. We don’t need foreigners to do this. Look at Malaysia today. Ninety per cent or more of these new buildings and development are by Malaysian companies. Majority of the buyers are Malaysians, and they are the people who stay there.

But when foreigners buy land, there is not even an inflow of capital. Much of the money will be borrowed locally. And they can do their business with their own banks.

Whatever foreign companies earn will be expatriated, and will result in outflow of capital. When the scheme is introduced wherein you can buy property in China and get one flat or house free in Malaysia, no profit will be made in Malaysia, therefore no taxes will be paid to the Malaysian Government.

Let all transactions be transpa­rent. Publish all documents about the investments, the number of workers, their home countries, the buyers, the banks which finance and all expatriation of funds. Do this honestly. No hiding.

So let the truly international Transparency International examine the exposed official documents. Let the people see the documents to prove their genuineness.

Looking East is not about asking the countries of the East to buy land in Malaysia, develop and sell to the people from these countries. Yes, we have encouraged foreigners to make Malaysia their second home. But their numbers are very small. Looking East is not about mass immigration of hundreds of thousands. It is about Malaysians learning about how these Eastern countries developed themselves.

It is easy to accuse me of being a racist. I have been called a Malay ultra before.

This labelling, this demonising actually exposes the lack of credible arguments against what I do or say. It reflects a fundamental lack of basis for the arguments against me.

This is a multiracial country. People of different ethnicity, language, religion, culture and even economic wellbeing have lived in this country in peace.

In many countries, even a slight difference in the interpretation of their common religion has resulted in violent conflicts and wars. But relatively speaking, Malaysia is stable and peaceful.

It is stable and peaceful because we accept each other as we are. During my 22 years as PM, there were no significant racial clashes. Differences, yes, but no violence. And the country grew.

Had I been a racist, my period would have seen turmoil and regression in this country.

You can dispute what I say. That is your democratic right.

I dare The Star to publish what I say in full. It is a measure of the Government fear of the truth that the mainstream media is strictly controlled.

I will accept this article being totally blacked-out because we are living in a kleptocratic country where truth is anathema, only to be whispered but never said aloud.

I am a Malaysian born in Kedah. Malaysia is my home and the object of my loyalty. If I have to be accused of lese majeste for what I say, so be it.

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

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We doubt it Bloomberg mentioned that the so called “700,000 Chinese would be given citizenship”. It was Dr Mahathir who instigated this notion is his blog posting ‘FDI’.

20.But during Najib’s China trip, he claimed that he succeeded in getting 150 billion Ringgit of FDI. No details were given. I am sure that most of this FDI would involve selling land, Government’s and 1MDB land to pay the debts which everyone knows have been incurred by them. We are going to see large chunks of Malaysia being developed by the foreign buyers and being occupied by them. Eventually they would demand for citizenship and they will participate in Malaysian politics including in elections. Whatever ideology they believe in might change the colour of Malaysian politics.

That is pure instigating, designed to rile the sentiments of Malaysians, particularly Johorean Malays to sow further hatred against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration.

The fact that Dr Mahathir opened his rebuttal to the The Star interview with HRH Sultan Ibrahim of Johor yesterday insinuating that he might be arrested and jailed without trial is itself sinister.

Unless, the former Fourth Prime Minister of 22 years be given the quarter of the benefit f the doubt that he is not a sinister politician, willing to scorch earth when the game does not fall on his plan.

Considering that more and more coming to believe that he has already suffering dementia and senility for the array of contradictory statements, opinions and opposing stances within a short span of time is already a strong reason for him to no longer engage the public.

The nation cannot afford to have a ‘Flip-Flop’ Statesman, who has proven to me the “Champion on U-turns” off late.

There is actually a limit on how a cornered rat could exit even trapped. Referring to this statement issued to the The Star as response against the interview with Sultan Johor, Dr Mahathir’s administration is not actually stirling silver.

In November 1985, 18 people in Kampung Memali, Baling died upon a Police operation to arrest some militant religious teachers and his followers.

In October 1987, 108 people were arrested under Operasi Lallang. The english daily The Star license to print was revoked.

Dr Mahathir could easily sum up during his administration, things were much better. It is because he ruled with fear and he was a master Machiavellian politician. Everything must be done by his way and the speed that he wanted, regardless the cost.

His policies and approach were never as engaging and inclusive, as being introduced and practiced now.

It is ashamed that Dr Mahathir decided to grossly digress from his stature as a Statesman, to muddle in and roll in gutter politics. For that, be the most nefarious political rat ever in Malaysian history.

He should have been a guest at the State Banquet in Istana Anak Bukit, to commemorate Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim’s 91st birthday.

Published in: on January 17, 2017 at 10:15  Comments (6)  

Haram tuduh tanpa bukti

Dalam kegilaan Dr Mahathir untuk menghasut rakyat agar bangkit untuk menentang dan menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, beliau tergamak menakrifkan sumbangan CSR 1MDB melklui Yayasan 1MDB bagi 1,000 imam kampung pergi menunaikan Haji adalah “Mencuri” dan “Haji tidak mabrur”.

Utusan Malaysia:

Haji 1MDB tidak mabrur – Dr. Mahathir

31 Disember 2016 12:22 AM

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Dis. – Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad menyifatkan orang yang melaksanakan ibadah haji melalui Program Khas Haji Perdana Menteri-Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) tidak mendapat haji yang mabrur.

Pengerusi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) itu membuat dakwaan berkenaan sewaktu berceramah di Taman Wira Mergong, Alor Setar, Kedah, baru-baru ini.

Katanya, haji yang tidak mabrur itu berpunca daripada duit penajaan program tersebut kononnya haram kerana dicuri oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“Najib boleh menghantar 1,000 orang ke tanah suci kerana dia menggunakan duit curi, jadi penghantaran mereka ini ke Mekah adalah tidak mabrur.

“Apa yang jadi saya ingat mereka tidak mendapat haji mabrur, tetapi Najib sanggup melakukan apa sahaja,” katanya.

Dalam masa sama, beliau memburukkan Perdana Menteri kononnya tergamak menggunakan duit curi semata-mata mahu ‘membeli’ hati rakyat.

“Inilah sikap Najib yang sanggup melakukan apa sahaja dan sehingga hari ini, kerajaan kita kekurangan duit. Malah, rakyat terpaksa mengeluarkan wang sendiri contohnya ke hospital, kita terpaksa mengeluarkan wang sendiri untuk membeli ubat,” katanya.

Tuduhan sedemikian tidak mengejutkan kerana Dr. Mahathir juga pernah mengatakan Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) yang memberi manfaat kepada jutaan rakyat yang memerlukan sebagai salah satu bentuk rasuah dan haram diterima.

– See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/politik/haji-1mdb-tidak-mabrur-8211-dr-mahathir-1.426208#sthash.s2T5H16O.dpuf

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Semestinya, ia menimbulkan reaksi yang amat bertentangan sehinggakan beberapa orang Mufti telah menyatakan pandangan mereka bahawa kenyataan Dr Mahathir adalah songsang dan tidak bersesuaian.

The Malay Mail Online:

Tun M bukan Tuhan, mufti Perak ulas program haji 1MDB

Monday January 2, 2017
7:47 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Jan — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak berhak menentukan sama ada ibadah haji seseorang diterima Allah (mabrur) atau tidak, kata mufti Perak.

Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria membidas bekas perdana menteri itu yang menyatakan jemaah haji ditaja Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) tidak mendapat haji mabrur.

“Manusia tidak berhak menentukan haji seseorang itu mabrur dan diterima Tuhan atau tidak,” katanya seperti dilapor portal Berita Harian.

“Itu bukan hak manusia tapi hak Allah. Allah yang tentukan haji itu sah atau tidak sah, apatah lagi rakyat tidak berdosa yang menerima tajaan (bantuan) daripada seorang Perdana Menteri, apakah ia (bantuan) tidak baik.

“Macam mana kita nak kata haji diterima atau tak, siapa yang rekod (kerana) yang tentukan Allah, itu hak Tuhan. Oleh itu, janganlah kita melampau sampai hak Tuhan pun nak diambil.”

Bimbang tuduhan sedemikian memudaratkan umat Islam, beliau menggesa Dr Mahathir menghentikan dakwaannya kerana tidak ada bukti program khas itu diperoleh dari sumber haram.

Pengerusi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) sebelum ini mendakwa Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) haram kerana ia merupakan rasuah daripada kerajaan.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/projekmmo/berita/article/tun-m-bukan-tuhan-mufti-perak-ulas-program-haji-1mdb#sthash.cuSmsV0H.dpuf

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Hari ini Dr Mahathir mengeluarkan posting blog mengenai ketaksuban beliau mengenai 1MDB yang diagihkan sebagai CSR adalah hasil dari “Kecurian”. Namun hakikatnya, beliau tidak pernah membuktikan kewangan Yayasan 1MDB merupakan hasil yang datang dari ‘Perbuatan curi’.

Malah, Dr Mahathir sendiri tidak pernah mempersembahkan secara sistematiza dan bersubstantif bahawa kegawatan kecairan yang dialami oleh 1MDB berpunca dari perbuatan kriminal.

Setakat ini, beliau hanya menggunakan material-material sebagai dipaparkan media asing (yang tidak ada pernah dibuktikan atau bahan yang dipaparkan itu disahkan).

Material-material ini memang mencalarkan persepsi  namun tiada mahkamah kriminal dalam duni setakat ini, menggunakan mana-mana bahan ini sebagai sandaran untuk sebarang pendakwaan dijalankan dan mereka yang kunun-kunun bersalah, didakwa menurut undang-undang negara mana pun.

Sebagai contoh, pengumuman gempar yang dibuat Peguam Negara Amerika Syarikat Loretta Lynch pada 20 Julai 2016, yang disertai wakil-wakil Department of Justice dan Internal Revenue Service. Setelah 6 bulan berlalu, adakah apa-apa perkembangan keatas kes itu?

Namun, kegemparan yang berlaku seolah-olah ianya bagaikan semboyan kiamat bagi orang-orang tertentu telah dibunyikan dan dunia akan terbelah bagi mereka yang dituduh sebagai “Pesalah” ini.

*Dikemaskini 10 Jan 2017 1600hrs

Kenyataan rasmi 1MDB mengenai harta yang didakwa tanpa bukti sebagai ‘dicuri’ yang salurkan untuk program CSR:

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad 
Issued on 10 January 2017 
For immediate publication
 
 
Stop the lies on 1MDB, Tun M
In a recent series of blog postings and public statements, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed has once again lied about 1MDB, this time in relation to Yayasan 1MDB sponsorship for the Program Khas Haji (Special Haj Programme).  Tun M wrongly claims that the Yayasan 1MDB Haj sponsorship was funded through “stolen” money. 1MDB strongly denies this baseless and unsubstantiated allegation. On the contrary, 1MDB has legitimate business operations, formerly in energy production and more recently, in real estate development. Funds generated from these business operations are contributed to Yayasan 1MDB, which then uses such funds to sponsor the Program Khas Haji.
 
Since its inception in 2010, Yayasan 1MDB has provided sponsorship for approx. RM 690 million of worthy causes across Malaysia and for all Malaysians, delivering 60 projects in education, healthcare, youth development and community services. Such projects have had an impact on the lives of 2.8 million Malaysians.
 
Examples of such activities can be found on the 1MDB website, ranging from Dana PIBG Grants and Academic Grants to SPM / STPM students to Academic Grants for Sri Murugan Centre and Unified Examination Certificate Holders, as well as Dana Belia 1Malaysia and 1Malaysia Mobile Clinics.
 
Apart from Program Khas Haji, Yayasan 1MDB also supports other programs such as the Program SPM Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (Public Service Department), which is currently sponsoring over 600 Malaysian scholars across all races. 

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Hibiscus-Trinightly fractured strategy

The formula of the Opposition dismantling the Pakatan Rakyat (by splitting PAS into dissenter group and showing their true colours of political misfit with DAP), formation of PAN and getting chummy-chummy with Founder of UMNO Baru Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would prove their peril plan would eventually fail.

Joceline Tan’s much sought after Sunday Star political analysis:

Sunday, 18 December 2016

A big play for the Malay vote

 

BY JOCELINE TAN

Shifting sands: Najib and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang came together for the Rohingya cause while the body language between Dr Mahathir and DAP’s Lim Kit Siang was positively cosy during the Amanah convention.
Shifting sands: Najib and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang came together for the Rohingya cause while the body language between Dr Mahathir and DAP’s Lim Kit Siang was positively cosy during the Amanah convention.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak may be inching towards that elusive feel-good factor while Pakatan Harapan is still struggling to sort out its partnership issues.

POLITICIANS on this side of the Malacca Straits have been transfixed on the trial of Ahok in Jakarta.

The blasphemy trial of Ahok, as the Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is widely known by, has gripped audiences in neighbouring countries which have a significant Muslim population.

Ahok is the highest-ranking Indonesian official ever charged with insulting a religion in Indonesia and the Islamist groups had held mass demonstrations against him. Add to that the fact that he is a Christian Chinese and an ally of President Joko Widodo and one can see why it is such a riveting issue.

When Ahok was elected Governor of Jakarta two years ago, many Malaysians especially those of Chinese descent had hailed Indonesia as a beacon of tolerance and progressiveness while running down Malaysia as intolerant and discriminatory.

The same people now seem strangely silent, unsure what to make of his reversal of fortune.

According to KRA political risk analyst Amir Fareed Rahim, the Ahok debacle is as much about religion as it is about a political power play surrounding the gubernatorial election in February and the presidential polls further down the road.

It is also very much about class issues and anti-Chinese sentiments. The anti-Chinese mood at the height of the demonstrations was so real that the Sin Chew Daily correspondent in Jakarta moved out of his rented house and checked into a hotel on the outskirts of the capital.

Race, religion and politics – there is no escaping it, whether in America, Europe, Indonesia and, of course, Malaysia.

Non-Muslims are struggling to wrap their heads around the Islamism they see at home and abroad.

The Muslims are going through an epochal moment in history to assert their identity, to make their voices heard and to tell the world that they will not compromise on their beliefs.

PAS is planning a big gathering in February next year to rally support for its Private Members’ Bill ahead of the new session of Parliament in March.

Proponents of the Bill say it is necessary for a higher quality of Syariah judges and to increase penalties for the court. But opponents of the act have criticised it as unconstitutional and see it as a step towards hudud law.

There are shades of what is going on in Indonesia happening on our shores, with Muslim politicians telling non-Muslims not to comment on Islam or oppose laws that are meant for Muslims.

A Muslim NGO recently said that, “in Malaysia, there are hundreds of Ahok’s,” the implication being that too many non-Muslims are commenting on Islam.

“At the end of the day, one clear message coming out is that Islamic issues can energise the ground. It’s an emotional thing, it touches on nerves and it moves people. If you are not sure, steer clear from using Quranic verses, it’s very sensitive,” said Amir.

PAS is asking Muslims to come out to show their support. If Umno joins in, the rally could be the biggest gathering of Muslims the country has ever seen.

Top leaders of PAS and Umno have already joined hands in rallying for the Rohingya cause but the February gathering could take things to another level.

Politically speaking, the gathering will send a chilling signal to multi-racial Malaysia – that if the two biggest Muslim parties gang up (three million in Umno and 800,000 in PAS) , there is little that they cannot do.

Tuan Ibrahim: ‘PAS is not interested in working with parties which hit out at it’.
Tuan Ibrahim: ‘PAS is not interested in working with parties which hit out at it’.
This could be the backdrop to the general election which is expected to take place next year.

The outcome of the 2013 general election was an intensified repeat of that in 2008. But with the shifting sands and changing tides, the next general election will be more difficult to predict.

The Chinese social discourse has begun to view Pakatan in a more realistic light. The Chinese intelligentsia is not thrilled with DAP’s newfound love for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. They can also see that without PAS, Pakatan can forget about Putrajaya.

But they still dislike Umno. In short, there will be shifts here and there but no major surprises on the Chinese front.

The opinion of many political analysts is that the next general election will be about the Malay vote although none of them can confidently predict what the new Malay political landscape will look like.

There are two new Malay splinter parties in the form of Amanah and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and there is Dr Mahathir doing what it takes to destroy the party that he led for 22 years.

But Pakatan had a break-through last week when it signed a cooperation agreement with Parti Pribumi. The coalition wanted Parti Pribumi as full-fledged partner but its president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was not keen on being the most junior partner. The compromise was an agreement to cooperate.

Amir: The message coming out is that Islamic issues can energise the ground.
Amir: The message coming out is that Islamic issues can energise the ground.
The arrangement also allows Muhyiddin to continue negotiating with PAS because Parti Pribumi is eyeing seats traditionally contested by PAS.

Unlike Dr Mahathir, Muhyiddin has yet to fully warm up to the unconventional styles of Pakatan leaders. He is still adjusting from being a big fish in a big pond to being a big fish in a small pond.

His body language during the signing of the agreement was rather stiff and formal. Then again, who can blame him when Pakatan leaders keep advocating Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the preferred Prime Minister candidate.

It is rather messy on the Pakatan side for a number of reasons.

Amanah has turned out to be a non-starter.

Amanah leaders like Datuk Husam Musa and Khalid Samad were such big stars in PAS but are unable to bring out the same wow-factor in Amanah.

The party is trying to ride on Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin and it is quite amusing to see Amanah leaders hanging on to the two former Umno leaders and rushing to stand behind them during press conferences so that they can be in the photo frame.

Ties between the leaders of Pakatan partners are not exactly warm either. There is an undercurrent of rivalry and even resentment. During the recent Amanah national convention, the PKR-led Selangor government was chastised for favouring PAS over Amanah.

However, the most pressing issue for Pakatan is the question of PAS. DAP and Amanah do not want PAS, yet they need PAS to come along to avoid what happened in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections.

It is one of those supreme ironies and Muhyiddin has been tasked to slow-talk PAS.

Two nights before Muhyiddin signed the agreement with Pakatan, he joined PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man at a PAS ceramah in Paya Jaras, Selangor. It was not the first time Muhyiddin was on a PAS stage but this ceramah was supposed to signal the formation of a new opposition bloc.

Roslan: ‘We can accept PKR but Amanah has betrayed our Islamic struggle’.
Roslan: ‘We can accept PKR but Amanah has betrayed our Islamic struggle’.
Muhyiddin said his party intends to be the bridge between PAS on the one hand and Amanah and DAP on the other.

But it was a bridge too far because moments after the ceramah ended, Tuan Ibrahim told reporters that PAS could not accept any kind of cooperation with Amanah and DAP.

Tuan Ibrahim is a no-nonsense and serious-minded ulama who almost never smiles. He said PAS is not interested in working with parties who “hit out at PAS every day” and he did not take kindly to Amanah’s declaration to capture Kelantan or to take on PAS in every seat.

He is also very critical of Umno and slammed the Sarawak Report for its accusation that PAS accepted RM90mil from Umno.

“We can accept PKR but Amanah has betrayed our Islamic struggle and DAP is our Enemy No. 1,” said PAS corporate communications director Roslan Shahir.

The opposition’s problem is that with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in jail, there is no leader whom the component parties look up to.

Dr Mahathir aspires to that role but his party is too new, it does not have the numbers to call the shots and his new friends do not really trust him.

By now, Pakatan and PAS should be showcasing what they have delivered and achieved in their respective states. Instead, issues of political partnership and electoral seats continue to take centrestage.

In the meantime, their favourite target Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has his eye fixed on the end game.

Najib has just concluded a very successful Umno general assembly which showed that the party is with him and that members reject former leaders who are with DAP.

Despite the 1MDB controversy, he has made his mark on the international stage and he returned from China with a basketful of investments and a reputation as a special friend of China.

Earlier this week, Najib and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong finalised the agreement for the High Speed Rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore during which the two sons of former Prime Ministers lauded their bilateral ties.

Two days later, Najib looking relaxed and casual in a blue open-necked shirt, took an inaugural ride on the Klang Valley MRT after launching the much awaited rail service.

He is sending the signal that he can bring it on and that he is the Prime Minister that other governments want to do business with.

Is it possible that Najib could be inching towards that feel-good factor that is so important in a general election? That will certainly be better than a Malay show of numbers.

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The analysis sums it all. Pakatan Harapan plus Pribumi Bersatu would not able to amass enough Malays votes in the Malay majority constituency to turn the tide for them to take Putrajaya.

First of all, they don’t have enough armies to after 120 over Malay majority Parliamentary constituencies, which is currently majority of them are being represented well wth UMNO and PAS representative.

Be realistic. One of the most important success feature of winning during General Elections is a good campaign and ground machinery.

PKR isn’t at the highest curve. In fact, it this very much sliding down. The fragmentation pf the party key personalities has started to become prevalent on how they would no longer be able to garner the support of fence sitters, especially urbanites like they used to,

PKR don’t have their own people. They used to rely on PAS to mule the works. Now, PAN has joined PKR into the same problem. This is not withstanding the fact that lesser and lesser activists and volunteers are inspired to step up during GEs to roll their sleeves and socks, to add the void in a typical machinery-defective constituency machinery,

Previous, both had PAS mules to do the works for them.

Next, the laughable Pribumi Bersatu. Yes they are very busy going around Semenanjung doing their sales pitch and rubbishing UMNO and demonising Prime Minister Najib along the way.

However, are they getting the numbers signed up. Especially the ones that matter. The ones who are very familiar how to run party machinery during elections, be it by-elections or GE.

Considering that the hibiscus party has a former UMNO Baru Founder and President, sacked UMNO Deputy President and Deputy Prime Minister and sacked UMNO Kedah Liaison Chief and MB Kedah as key personalities, the absolute numbers who have signed up to go with them is very poor.

Look at the Supreme Council of the dissident party. Hardly any worth political personality to be awed about.

The party cannot even have even a single proper division with only a few branches are managed to be formed, sporadically. Not even in the constituencies of the President in Pagoh or Deputy President in Jerlun or Kubang Pasu.

Pribumi Bersatu is expected to deliver the Malay votes, particularly the fence sitters for the Chinese Chauvinist DAP with this Motley Crew.

Even the majority of DAP middle level leaders, grassroots and sympathisers are skeptical about this. Not to mention the deep discomfort amongst the old hard cores when the Chinese Chauvinist Emperorissimo Lim Kit Siang foster the relationship with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

At this point and how things are comcenient being developed warmly for UMNO/BN and PAS, the numbers should be pointing to the direction of another failure of Barisan Alternatif, Barisan Rakyat, Pakatan Rakyat and now Pakatan Harapan.

UMNO and PAS may not formally team up for 14GE. However, the leaders of the two parties now getting warmed up to each other could strike a deal of ‘horse-trading’ constituencies.

The three-cornered-fight in the twin by-election of Kuala Kangsar and Sg Besar proven to be the boon for UMNO-BN.

They could continue this ‘Co-Operation’ to ensure that UMNO still has sizeable control over BN-majority Govt where else PAS retained some sizeable number of seats.

In the final analysis, both UMNO and PAS leaders understand without them ‘working together’, Chinese Chauvinists within DAP would be the net gainer and playing the master role in a Malay-puppet Govt.

Published in: on December 19, 2016 at 01:30  Comments (4)  

Ghost of past Ma(ha)dness

Founder of UMNO Baru and recently Pribumi Bersatu Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is probably the man least trusted to venturing into with, as the intriguing developments within the last eighteen months presented his sinister Machiavellian traits and propensity to over manipulate, lie, slander, backstab and hypocrisy, to suit his personal political agenda and ego at the expense of everything.

The most recent is the revocation of invitation to attend the swearing in ceremony of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XV at Istana Negara, by Keeper of the Royal Seal.

The Star story:

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Mahathir’s past gets in the way

 

BY JOCELINE TAN

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s relationship with the Malay Rulers has been one of ups and downs.

But it hit a new low this week when he was “disinvited” to the installation of Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong this Tuesday.

It appeared to be a slip-up that became an embarrassment for both sides.

An invitation letter had been sent to him but the former premier was apparently not supposed to be on the guest list and another letter retracting the invitation followed suit.

There are few secrets in the age of social media. The second letter went viral and it became quite clear that Dr Mahathir’s past had once again caught up with the present.

The blame game for the faux pas is still on.

But those in the know would be aware of Dr Mahathir’s stormy relationship with the Kelantan palace through much of the 1990s.

The “Lamborghini episode” is often singled out as epitomising how the Mahathir regime had made things difficult for the Kelantan palace because of its association with then Semangat 46 leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

It is likely that the slights and attacks on the Kelantan royal house during the Mahathir years have not been entirely forgotten.

“Mahathir should accept that his past acts may have been forgiven but not forgotten by the Kelantan palace. He is now at the receiving end, the wheel has turned,” said Datuk Alwi Che Ahmad, assemblyman for Kok Lanas in Kelantan.

Several other well-known personalities have also been “disinvited” to the royal installation and among them was Ketereh MP and Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa, then a young, handsome and controversial minister who took on the Kelantan palace.

The royal snub could not have happened at a more inconvenient time for Dr Mahathir whose Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is trying to establish itself as the Malay alternative to Umno.

Dr Mahathir is already in the bad books of the Sultan of Johor who has made no bones of his disapproval of the elder man’s brand of politics.

The Johor Sultan enjoys an exceptionally high rating among Johoreans and it will be difficult for Dr Mahathir to campaign in Johor the way he campaigns in other states.

The perception is that the royals regard Dr Mahathir with a mix of suspicion, scepticism and esteem.

Many of the Malay Rulers appreciate what Dr Mahathir did for the country during his years in power.

At the same time, they have never forgotten the humiliation of having their constitutional powers clipped and scaled back by the former premier.

Dr Mahathir has not given up trying to present the one million signatures that he collected for his Citizen’s Declaration to the Conference of Rulers.

His audience with the outgoing Yang di-Pertuan Agong had not gone the way he wished because Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah is mindful of the Constitution and the country’s system of parliamentary democracy and removing an elected Prime Minister via a signature campaign did not fall within that framework.

Palace sources said Dr Mahathir had subsequently tried to get an audience with the Kelantan Sultan but he evidently underestimated how the Kelantan royals feel about him.

It will be hard to live down the latest royal rebuff and he is fortunate that the monarchy’s hold on the Malay mind is not what it used to be, otherwise his party would be dead in the water.

The conventional way of looking at Dr Mahathir’s actions is that he is a quarrelsome man with a super ego and who cannot accept it when he does not get his way.

He is more complicated than that and he will continue to confound people who try to define him. But one consistent trait is that he is always changing the rules.

He does not believe in playing by the conventional rules and most of all, he does not like to play by anybody else’s rules but that of his own.

For instance, his problems with the Malay rulers was partly due to him refusing to play along with them.

His predecessors had been blue-bloods and aristocrats, he was the first commoner to become Prime Minister.

It is likely he wanted to show them who was in charge of the country and show them he did.

The trouble is that even though he is no longer in charge, he expects Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to play by his rules. But Najib was not having any of that.

Dr Mahathir’s cameo appearance at the DAP national convention last Sunday showed just how far he is prepared to go to bring Najib down.

Some said he wanted to thumb his nose at Umno after the way he was criticised during the Umno general assembly.

The DAP side preferred to explain his attendance as proof that the party is not anti-Malay and Dr Mahathir rose to the occasion by praising DAP as more Malaysian than MCA and Gerakan.

But privately, some DAP politicians are gloating over how the once mighty leader has had to swallow his pride. It was quite a coup for DAP to have the former Umno president come to their national convention and wax lyrical about the party.

According to Sin Chew Daily, the delegate turnout for the convention was only about 31%, the lowest in years and the elder man’s presence helped inject some oomph! to the gathering.

On the other hand, it is quite pathetic that the party had to bring in a former foe for their most important gathering of the year, whitewash his past and hang on to his every word of praise.

The man whom DAP used to condemn as the cause of the country’s problems is now lauded as a the man who can “save Malaysia”.

It is more than politics coming full circle, as some have put it.

The opposition front then known as Pakatan Rakyat rode a popular wave by condemning Barisan Nasional and blaming Umno for all the ills in the country.

Yet, it is now clinging to former Umno leaders for political leadership.

The sense is that the moral high ground is giving way under the feet of opposition politicians. The saying that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics has become a convenient excuse for politicians to jump into bed with whoever can help them.

DAP has calculated that associating with Dr Mahathir will soften its Chinese image among the Malay middle-ground. The downside is that the party comes across as opportunistic and short on principles.

That is what the thinking class is saying out there, that there is little difference between the two sides and it will cause the opposition front to lose the moral high ground.

DAP leaders were clearly put on the defensive in trying to defend their newfound friendship with Dr Mahathir and a top party leader said those who could not agree with their new ties with Dr Mahathir should leave the party.

Just three short years ago, DAP convinced the Chinese to put their faith in PAS. Now they are selling Dr Mahathir as the new saviour.

But what exactly did Dr Mahathir hope to gain out of the association? His party was formed to take on Umno and to deliver the Malay vote to Pakatan Harapan. It is unclear if the close association with DAP will help Parti Pribumi achieve that.

“Where Dr Mahathir is concerned, it is pure politics. People imagine he is senile or suffering from Alzheimer’s. I think he is a smart operator except that he is running out of time and options. He has become desperate, like a car with no GPS, turning here and there,” said political commentator Dr Azmi Omar.

The political landscape is in a state of flux. On one side, Umno and PAS are in the midst of a blooming romance and on the other side, Dr Mahathir has become the new BFF of the opposition front.

It is quite mortifying for the former premier to be shut out of the palace ceremony to usher in the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

It has never happened before and he is somewhat of a persona non grata where the palace is concerned.

His supporters say this is not the way to treat an elder statesman but his critics say his actions and statements of late have been anything but that of a statesman.

To rub salt into injury, Najib recently praised Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi whom he said “has shown how a former prime minister should behave”.

Dr Mahathir is a political animal par excellence but taking on Najib has turned out to be far more tortuous than he could have imagined.

Things will not get easier with the palace factor coming into play.

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The fact is that through the years Dr Mahathir have spoken poorly of HRH Malay Rulers openly as heredity rulers who are uninterested to take care the people, have now risen and demonstrated their displeasure on his politics and statements.

Dr Mahathir tried to pretend that there has never been bad blood between him and the nine Royal Household throughout these years. This is especially as the Fourth Prime Minister, he used the Parliament to amend the powers and immunity of the Rulers twice (1984 & 1993).

As such, he tried to take his ‘Deklarasi Dr Mahathir-Kit Siang’ muddled in the fake “1.4 million signatories” to shove it in the face first the SPB YDP Agong XIV and later the Council of Rulers, in his sinister agenda to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Then again, if details of Dr Mahathir’s politics against Prime Minister Najib changed far too many times. First is was the allegations on the 1MDB financial fiasco.

He shifted the amount “Disappeared from 1MDB books” so many times. RM42bil, RM24bil, RM18bil, RM16bil, RM12bil, RM8bil were the amount that were “Stolen from 1MDB” (depending the time and place this ceramah was made).

His battle cry a year and quarter ago was about “Saving UMNO”.

Then after a series of events, like him exiting UMNO in January and Dato’ Seri Mukhriz being sacked at MB Kedah, it didn’t create the ripple he wanted. Hardly any top leaders left the party in support of him.

In fact, UMNO members treated it as non event and majority of Malaysians were nonchalant,

So in March, he teamed up with arch enemy of half a century Chinese Chauvinist DAP Emperorissimo Lim Kit Siang and other Opposition leaders. It was a political move which took so many by surprise, considering all both leaders have pronounced about each other in the past.

Then he changed the battle cry to, “Saving Malaysia”.

This political-madness did not augur well, either with DAP hard core older supporters. Nor to the Malays who in the past was sympathetic or willing to give Dr Mahathir the benefit of the doubt, for the so called ‘Champion of the Malay Agenda” for so long.

What is unbelievable now is that how Dr Mahathir is trying to hoodwink his way to undo everything he had casted in the mind of the Malays about DAP and its Chinese Chauvinism and anti-Malay policies and stance.

 

After half a century of creating DAP as the bogeyman for the Malays, Dr Mahathir said DAP leaders are giving assurances that they would abide the Federal Constitution, particularly provisions of Islam and Special Malay Rights.

All appeared as a lie on top of a previous lie. More over, the splinter party he founded with sacked UMNO Deputy President and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is also a Malay based party instead of a multiracial one.

Prime Minister Najib sums it up quite aptly at the MCA national convention recently:

In the final analysis, Dr Mahathir went to Chinese Chauvinist Lim Kit Siang and Opposition Leaders because he is desperate to topple Prime Minister Najib out of office.

At the Parti Amanah Negara convention today, Dr Mahathir proclaimed that “PAS is a confused party”. PAN is a splinter group of Young Turks, more inclined to Anwar Ibrahim liberal brand of Islam and many believes=d is being funded to directly challenge the pro-Ulama’ PAS traditionalists.

In reality, Dr Mahathir is creating madness out of his obsession. The Opposition (Pakatan Harapan + Pribumi Bersatu + PAS) would have to face the Malays, which is the largest group voters and most parliamentary constituencies.

This madness would not happen smoothly because each parties have separate and even opposing ideology and agenda. All of these opposing variances can never be sorted out. A good example is the formation of Pakatan Rakyat, since 2008.

For Dr Mahathir to go around meeting the Malays attempting to canvass the hope of this political party of Motley Crew could get their act together and later post 14GE and form a Federal Government, to carry of business of running the country itself is a notion of madness.

Probably in the scheme of things on many variances to the complicated formula and in the mind of obsessed and man-possessed Negara-sawan it looks promising. However to go around trying to hoodwink simpleton rakyat that this is their offering and would work is madness.

It is at par of Hitler selling his ideals of Nazi to the gullible Germans.

Published in: on December 11, 2016 at 19:00  Comments (3)  

Hanuman Gila!

Kegilaan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad makin menjadi-jadi apabila menyalahkan istana menurut selera politik apabila sebagaimana biasa beliau gagal menerima hakikat bahawa beliau sendiri punca apa yang berlaku lewat ini.

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PEMBATALAN

8 Dec 2016 | Uncategorized

Pada 10 haribulan 11, 2016, saya menerima jemputan dari Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja yang menjunjung titah perintah Majlis Raja-Raja untuk menghadiri Mesyuarat Majlis Raja-Raja Yang Ke-244 (Khas) di Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur pada hari Selasa 13hb Disember 2016 bersamaan 13 Rabiulawal 1438H jam 11.00 pagi sempena Istiadat Melafaz dan menandatangani Sumpah Jawatan oleh Seri Paduka Baginda Sultan Muhammad V, Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Saya jawab bahawa saya akan hadir kerana saya anggap acara ini sebagai acara nasional yang tidak ada kaitan dengan mana-mana parti politik.

Pada 6hb Disember, 2016 saya terima surat dari Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja yang menyebut:

“Dengan hormat saya menyusuli undangan yang dihantar kepada YABhg Tun dan memaklumkan bahawa undangan tersebut adalah dibatalkan.
Surat ini bermaksud untuk mengelak sebarang kesipuan (embarrassment) jika YABhg Tun hadir pada hari dan ketika tersebut kerana Pejabat ini tiada menyediakan kerusi kepada YABhg Tun.”

Rupa-rupanya acara negara adalah sebahagian dari politik parti.

Saya minta maaf kerana membuat anggapan yang salah. Saya akan ambil ingatan bahawa Istana Negara adalah milik Najib dan Parti Barisan Nasional.

Sekian.

Terima Kasih.

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Tun Dr Mahathir sebagai Mantan Perdana Menteri berniat jahat dengan menukilkan dua para terakhir.

Semestinya beliau sedar dan amat faham hanya Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong dan sekelian baginda Raja-Raja Melayu sahaja yang menitahkan sebarang arahan kepada Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja.

Oleh demikian, pihak pentadbiran dan Eksekutif tak mungkin ada hak pun, jauh sekali berkuasa untuk mengeluarkan arahan kepada Penyimpan Mohon Besar Raja-Raja untuk menarik balik dan membatalkan undangan kepada Dr Mahathir untuk istiadat menanda tangani dan melafaz peralihan kepada SPB YDP Agong XV.

Hakikatnya, sebagai Negarawan Dr Mahathir dewasa ini melibatkan diri dengan mengeluarkan kenyataan, ceramah dan ucapan, terlibat dalam aktiviti politik yang tidak melambangkan kedudukan dan penghormatan beliau terima, terutama dari negara.

Beliau sewajarnya menunjukkan contoh yang baik dan menjadi warga model agar menjadi ikutan golongan muda. Sebaliknya beliau telah beberapa kali berbohong, melemparkan tohmahan dan fijnah, demi kegilaan ego agenda politik peribadi.

Menyalahkan pentadbiran dan Eksekutif sebagai dalang dalam undangan ini dibatalkan merupakan reaksi yang tidak bertanggung jawab. Ianya selari dengan segala apa yang tidak memenuhi selera beliau apabila mereka yang diharapkan, beralih pendapat dan kedudukan mereka keatas kegilaan apa yang dihajati oleh Dr Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir juga tidak sedikit pun menyebut berkenaan beberapa pemimpin lain yang undangan mereka untuk istiadat yang sama juga dibatalkan. Ianya seolah-olah memangsakan Tun berdua sahaja.

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Negara-Sawan reduction

In his bid to serve the madness his personal ego and obsession, the once Statesman reduced himself pathetically. He resorted to gutter politics, name-calling, on top his usual manipulation of facts, history, slander and lies.

Dr Mahathir tried pathetically to justify his ‘treachery’ to UMNO and the Malay race when since March, he openly embraced arch enemy of half a dead Chinese Chauvinist Emperorissimo of DAP Lim Kit Siang.

Not to long ago, he described Lim Kit Siang with passion and enthusiasm as “Kit Siang racist!”. Over on Sunday, he made a surprised appearance at DAP party convention in Shah Alam and pathetically trying to hoodwink the people especially the public that DAP is actually not a racist and Chinese Chauvinist party.

Probably the Malaysian public did not remember Dr Mahathir ever uttered the word “Pengkhianat” (Treacherous) used to described his challengers and enemies within UMNO.

Maybe Mamak sengaja lupa, but it was the photo of Tengku Razaleigh wearing the Kadazan tanjak-like headgear with then being celebrated by PBS Supremo Joseph Pairin Kitingan. The damning photo appeared on the front page of Berita Harian day before the Nov 1990 VIII GE cost them the entire GE.

Ku Li as President of Semangat 46 managed to entice PBS last few days of the 8GE and joy his Gagasan Rakyat. He went to KK and was celebrated, and BH used this photo as front page material to depict

Ku Li as President of Semangat 46 managed to entice PBS last few days of the 8GE to abandon BN and instead joined his Gagasan Rakyat. He went to KK and was celebrated by Pairin, and BH used this photo as front page material to depict “Ku Li pakai salib?”

Musa Hitam’s financial backers in the mid eighties like property developer Clemens D’Cruz were stopped in Subang and not allowed to leave by then the Inland Revenue Department.

D’Cruz through Kadar Shah was financing Musa’s operation of ‘Musa’s Boys’ the Team B, when Ku Li tried to get UMNO delegates to topple Dr Mahathir as UMNO President at the 27 April 1987 party elections.

The Machiavellian madman is far away of being saint.

It is time also that Dr Mahathir (along with Mahiaddin), explain to the rakyat of Johor about them hiving off the rights to Sg Lingui to Singapore Public Utility Board in an ironclad agreement inked in 1990.

How about ‘Project IC’ in Sabah, where 1 million identity card were indescriminately issued under his instruction to mainly South Filipinas and Indonesians, as a strategy to improve the Muslim voters when the PBS were in power?

The Wisma Putra response to his outrageous idea of 700,000 foreigners coming into Iskandar Puteri area and eventually be absorbed as citizens.

Utusan story:

Dakwaan rancang bawa masuk 700,000 warga China tidak logik

29 November 2016 1:10 AM

KUALA LUMPUR 28 Nov. – Dakwaan Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad bahawa kerajaan merancang membawa masuk 700,000 warga China ke Forest City, Johor Baharu dan diberikan kad pengenalan bagi membolehkan mereka mengundi pada pilihan raya umum akan datang adalah tidak logik dan berniat jahat.

Reezal Merican Naina Merican
Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Pulau Pinang, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican berkata, antara yang boleh dipersoalkan ialah bagaimana untuk menempatkan penduduk yang begitu ramai di kawasan penempatan baharu yang memakan masa antara 20 ke 30 tahun untuk di­siapkan sepenuhnya.
Beliau turut mempersoalkan, berapa pula kakitangan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) dan Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) yang perlu disediakan kerajaan untuk menyiapkan kad pengenalan dan daftar mengundi mereka, sedangkan untuk mendaftar 5,000 orang pengundi pun memakan masa yang lama serta memerlukan kakitangan yang ramai.
Tegasnya, dakwaan bekas Perdana Menteri itu tidak lain hanya mahu menanam curiga terhadap kerajaan dalam kalangan rakyat dan boleh disifatkan sebagai satu perbuatan tidak bertanggungjawab serta berbahaya kepada keharmonian negara.
“Proses pembinaan penempatan seperti Forest City bukan boleh dilakukan sekelip mata, Putrajaya yang dibina 20 tahun lalu pun belum siap sepenuhnya, inikan pula projek yang baru memasuki fasa pertama.
“Satu lagi persoalan, berapa ba­nyak pula pekerja yang diperlukan untuk menyediakan kad pengenalan ini, ikutkan akal fikiran memang tidak logik semua perkara itu boleh disiapkan dalam masa terdekat. Rakyat perlu sedar dengan permainan politik seperti ini dan jangan sesekali mudah terpedaya,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.
Beliau berkata demikian sebagai mengulas dakwaan Dr. Mahathir dalam Ceramah Bicara Rakyat Bersatu di Krubung, Me­laka baru-baru ini bahawa lebih 700,000 warga China akan diberi kad pengenalan untuk membo­lehkan mereka mengundi pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.
Dr. Mahathir mendakwa, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang berkunjung ke China selama enam hari baru-baru ini bukan sahaja berunding untuk membina landasan kereta api, tetapi turut berunding untuk memasukkan lebih 700,000 warga China ke Forest City sebuah bandar baru yang dibina di Johor Baharu.
Sementara itu, Ahli Parlimen Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Shahrir berpendapat, kenyataan Dr. Mahathir hanya mahu mencari sensasi dengan kebenaran fakta tidak lagi menjadi kepenti­ngan utama asalkan mampu me­ngubah persepsi masyarakat terhadap kerajaan.
Ujarnya, ini bukan kali pertama Barisan Nasional (BN) dikaitkan dengan tuduhan membawa ma­suk warga asing kerana sebelum ini pembangkang pernah mendakwa 40,000 warga Bangladesh menjadi pengundi dalam Pi­lihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13).
“Inilah yang dinamakan sebagai cakap-cakap politik yang hanya mahu mencari sensasi walaupun cerita yang disampaikan mengarut, bagi pembangkang bercakap bohong itu tidak mengapa asalkan mudah diterima.
“Namun, fakta sebenar tentang Forest City diketahui sepenuhnya oleh rakyat Johor hasil sesi penerangan yang diberikan oleh kerajaan negeri, tak boleh tipu, memang benar zon itu adalah zon antarabangsa dan pemiliknya merupakan warga asing tetapi kita tidak sediakan pakej untuk memberi kad pengenalan kepada mereka,” tegas beliau.
– See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/politik/dakwaan-rancang-bawa-masuk-700-000-warga-china-tidak-logik-1.413650#sthash.6IbXcETJ.dpuf

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They say the best is for a thief is able to catch a thief. Imagine all of these wild baseless accusations must come from the mind who at one point of time in his 22 years reign, got his chaps to exactly do all these against his detractors and challengers.

And even if he could not remember them all, it is a fact and lots are still around to vouch for them.

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