Buckling on to the push to the shove

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad started to demonstrate his ‘Malay Ultra’ness and uneasy with the Chinese Chauvinism and anti-Malay traits of the ‘Unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows’, especially with DAP and openly attacking them.

Malay Mail Online story:

Dr M labels Dong Zong as racist for not agreeing with anything

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools.

The prime minister said apart from the Jawi calligraphy or khat issue, the group had also protested against the setting up of Vision School (Sekolah Wawasan) for fear of Chinese students mixing with other races.

“Dong Zong is racist; we set up a campus in Vision School to put a Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Cina, a SJK Tamil and a sekolah kebangsaan (national school) in one campus, but they were against it.

“They are afraid to let their children mix with Malays, so they did not want it. They are against all (implemented by the government), never agreed with anything,” he told reporters after attending a gathering with the residents of Padang Matsirat in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration here today.

He was asked to comment on Dong Zong’s move to organise a petition to protest the learning of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools.

Elaborating, Dr Mahathir said the decision to introduce khat was made in 2012 by the previous government but the Chinese pressure group did not raise its objection at that time.

He said the present government is practising a more open policy for groups to voice their views compared to the earlier government.

Dr Mahathir also said when the country wanted to achieve independence, the government introduced romanised writing to help non-Malays as it would be difficult for them to learn Jawi.

“Now the Malays have to learn Jawi to read the Quran instead. So, why are we fighting? We have given special consideration in the interest of non-Malays,” he said.

Asked whether policy matters should be discussed in the Cabinet before a decision is made, Dr Mahathir said almost all matters are discussed in the Cabinet but the contents of discussion are not made public.

Meanwhile, commenting on a call by Klang MP Charles Santiago who wanted the power of the prime minister in making decisions curbed, Dr Mahathir cynically said he will refer to Charles before making any decision.

“In future, when making a decision, I will ask Charles Santiago; if he did not agree I will not make the decision. Of course, I have to obtain his view; he is on the same level as me,” he said. — Bernama

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Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir conceded to the expectation of the Malays amidst a growing anti-Government sentiments, as the Federal Government is felt of not only neglecting to the Malays but also allowing the increasing anti-Malay policies.

Published in: on August 12, 2019 at 20:00  Leave a Comment  

Dashing the Nine-Dash-Line

The recent uproar against the DAP leaders for the Chinese Chauvinism anti-Malay stance, it is obvious that the minority within the minority is throwing the weight around to create an imbalance and destabilise the nation where tolerance and understanding are the fundamental ingredients when the nationhood platform was laid

The Star story:

Lim Lip Eng says sorry for sharing FB post over khat issue


KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has apologised for recently sharing on his Facebook post a quote from an article over the proposal of teaching khat in primary schools.

Lim received backlash for his post on Saturday (Aug 3) after putting up a Facebook post which read: “While education ministers in our neighbouring countries are planning to introduce computer programming language (coding) to their young students, let us not rub cow manure on our faces by introducing khat. Please.”

However,the post was deleted five hours after being put up and Lim said that this quote was not his, but from an article from a news portal that he linked to his Facebook page.

Lim admitted that he erred when he shared the quote from the article on his social media account without attributing it to the original writer, causing social media users to think that it was his own view.

“I also promise to be careful in posting on social media. I hope that the misunderstanding can be cleared up with this explanation,” said Lim in a statement on Monday (Aug 5).

The issue of khat calligraphy has become heavily debated after the Education Ministry announced its plan to implement the art of writing the Jawi script for primary school pupils.

The syllabus is planned to start next year as part of the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu subject, although students will not be tested on their skill in writing khat.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/05/lim-lip-eng-says-sorry-for-sharing-fb-post-over-khat-issue#Qc7xDH0Spb0yT0KK.99

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The DAP Chinese Chauvinism and nature of being anti Malay isn’t a new phenomenon.

In fact, the DAP has systematically provoked and insulted everything in the eco-system about the Malays, right from their inception over half a century ago.

An example is Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinist Lim Kit Siang’s 1984 writing about the Jawi scriptures.

Lim Kit Siang’s blog:

Education Ministry’s regulation that Jawi is a compulsory subject violates Article 152 of Malaysian Constitution

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and Mp for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, at the Selangor State DAP Committee meeting on Friday, 1.6.1984 at 8 pm

Education Ministry’s regulation that Jawi is a compulsory subject violates Article 152 of Malaysian Constitution

On 26th Feb.1984, when opening the Penang DAP State Seminar on Malaysian Culture, I stated for the first time that there was proposal, in conformity with the ‘One Language, One Culture’ policy proclaimed after the Barisan Nasional’s April 1982 general elections victory, to make Jawi a compulsory subject for all pupils, including Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

Although the Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Tan Tiong Hong, vehemently denied at that time that there was any such plan, it is now clear that either Dr. Tan did not know what he was talking about or he was taking part in a deliberate plan mislead the parents, pupils and the public.

The compulsory teaching of Jawi to school pupils was officially admitted for the first time in the Actionline of New Straits Times May 31, 1984, in response to an irate parent’s query to know whether it was compulsory for non- Malays to learn Jawi, as his nephew at a primary school in Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur was made to write 100 lines in Jawi because his earlier Jawi writing was unsatisfactory.
In response to this letter, the Federal Territory Deputy Director of Education, Haji Zainal Bahaudin said Jawi now compulsory for all pupils. He said:

“Everybody must learn Jawi as it is now taught as part or Bahasa Malaysia in the primary school syllabus.
“Previously Jawi was taught during religious classes and as such only Malay pupils were taught.
“Parent should be clear that Jawi is now regarded as part of the academic subject and since Bahasa Malaysia is a compulsory subject, pupils – regardless of race – must study it.”

The DAP is opposed to the introduction of Jawi as a compulsory subject for the primary schools, for it is clearly against the Constitutional provision in Article 152 which provided for the national language to be Rumi script of Bahasa Malaysia. The Jawi script therefore is not part of the national language, or official language.

If education officials can by administrative decisions amend the meaning of the national language to include the Jawi script, then they have superseded even Parliament itself which is the sole authority to amend the Constitution. No wonder a Deputy Minister like Dr. Tan is treated like small boy by his Ministry officials, who think they are even more powerful than Parliament! The DAP is also very concerned at the dangerous precedent that is being set to make Jawi a compulsory subject, by making it part of Bahasa Malaysia. If this is not challenged, then in future, some over-zealous education officials would suggest that Islamic civilisation should also be taught as part of Bahasa Malaysia!

The DAP is not opposed to the teaching and learning of Jawi, but cannot agree to its introduction as a compulsory subjects, like raising the standard of English or mother-tongue proficiency for non-Malay students.

Those Tung Chiau Chung officials who joined the Gerakan in the April 1982 general elections on the platform of ‘Assault BN to rectify BN’ should also let the public know whether this is one of their many bitter fruits of ‘rectification’! Another such bitter fruits is the announcement by the Gerakan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Posts, Telecoms, Au Howe Cheong, that government departments would not accept cheques written in chinese.

Mr. Lim Kit Siang released this statement on June 1, 1984 and is filed under Constitution, Education.

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The systematic provocations and insults have often brought race relations between the Malays and Non Malays, particular the Chinese, into precarious zone.

The DAP leaders may not attacked Islam directly but indirectly, they are getting the hands in anti-Islam situation.

A good example is the prickly issue of proselytisation of Malay-Muslims into Christianity.

Then we are distracted towards a story from Hong Kong about how Chinese mainlanders are coming in droves and settling here in the Malay hinterland.

South China Morning Post story:

Why are Chinese moving to Malaysia by the thousands?

With an election looming, the country’s often fraught race relations are as complicated as ever, but that hasn’t dented its appeal to a ‘third wave’ of immigrants from China


Paul Ying Qian, 32, first tried durian when he was 10 years old in his home town of Hunan ( 湖南 ), China. A family friend had sent his mother the pungent fruit, which the whole family enjoyed. Paul tried durian again when he was studying in Australia, but it was expensive and didn’t match the taste in his memory.

Now he lives in durian-obsessed Malaysia, but it isn’t the fruit that brought him here. It was the temperate weather, cleaner air and mix of Asian values and Western infrastructure. “It’s easy to join in the culture here, and not feel like a total outsider. The different races get on well, and it’s quite near China – much nearer than Australia. The education is good, and the country maintains its traditional face while also experiencing development. Back home the seasons are very dramatic with extremely hot summers and very cold winters. Malaysians are very friendly. I feel this is a good place for my next generation.”

Paul, who gained his residency through the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, is one of thousands who have settled under the scheme. He has been here since 2009, and his two children, aged one and three, were born in Malaysia.

“I travel between here and China, spending about four months a year in my home town Wuhan (武漢) to take care of the family business. My wife Sophy stays in Malaysia with the kids,” he said.

He discovered Malaysia thanks to his father, who travelled the region in his youth.

“He went to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia. He liked it best and moved here when he was older. After I completed my undergraduate degree in Australia, I came here to do an MBA and stayed on. My parents actually live in the same building as me,” he said, pointing to the tall tower behind him ensconced in the leafy upmarket suburb of Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

Paul and his family are comfortable in the nation’s capital, even with MM2H’s no-work clause. His real estate and wholesale business dealings in China allow him to support his family, while he has also invested in the Malaysian hotel industry. And in his spare time he and his family go on road trips, travelling to hawker haven Penang or idyllic Langkawi just because they can.

Although Malaysia has a history of mistreating migrants, particularly refugees and foreign workers, those under the MM2H scheme are considered “expats”, an elite, high-earning group.

The scheme allows successful applicants largely unrestricted travel into and out of Malaysia as well as various incentives and tax exemptions. However, it comes with stringent eligibility criteria as well: liquid assets of 350,000 Malaysian ringgit (HK$615,000) to 500,000 ringgit, fixed deposits and a minimum price cap on purchasing property so as to curb speculation.

In 2016, more than 1,000 Chinese signed up for the scheme, fleeing the freezing cold winters and dangerous pollution levels of their homeland – 43.9 per cent of applicants were Chinese, with Japanese a distant second at 9.2 per cent.

Chinese have shown the most interest in the scheme. Official government statistics put the number of successful Chinese applicants at 7,967 from 2002 to 2016, out of a total of 31,732 successful applicants from around the world – 25.1 per cent of the share.

Malaysia is experiencing a “third wave” of Chinese migration – after a 15th century influx and a tin mining boom in the 19th century – these days that isn’t at all limited to just MM2H participants, but also includes foreign workers, some of whom are undocumented. A fair number of these migrant workers are usually employed in low-skilled sectors such as construction or factory lines. Recently, 127 Chinese nationals were rounded up by the Sarawak Immigration Department and 16 of them lacked valid travel documents.

This influx of Chinese migration comes at a time when Malaysia’s often fraught race relations are more complicated than ever, with a general election – always a good time for race to be made a political football – looming. In 2015, a pro-Malay protest with anti-Chinese sentiments drew the ire of Ambassador Huang Huikang, who said China would not ignore “infringement on China’s national interests or violations of legal rights and interests of Chinese citizens and businesses”, reported the media.

However, MM2H applicants brush aside such concerns, reporting friendliness from the Malaysians they meet. Since many divide time between China, where they deal with business obligations, and Malaysia, any concerns about racial tensions are lessened as they have someplace else to go.

Hu Xiaolong, 65, moved to Malaysia from Shanghai to be closer to his daughter after she married a Malaysian. Before he became part of the MM2H programme, he could not stay for longer than a month.

“I now spend a few months in Shanghai and a few months in Malaysia visiting my daughter. I found Malaysia a nice place for the elderly, so my wife and I bought an apartment in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

“Kuala Lumpur is nicely developed and everything is still quite cheap. Much cheaper than Shanghai. I have travelled to over 30 countries and I think Malaysia is a good fit for me. Chinese can live harmoniously with Malays and Indians here. There is no conflict among different ethnic groups.”

The only problem, he says, is when his wife tries to order food with her limited command of English. “But that’s why she usually goes for buffets,” he noted wryly.

Hu said he had urged friends to sell their properties in China and move to Malaysia.

“I told a friend that if he sells his apartment in Shanghai, he can buy a luxury home in Kuala Lumpur and still have some money left. My friend refused, saying that his social circle is still in China. But some friends are considering the second home scheme and they want to come here to have a look.”

Hu Yiqing, 48, fell in love with the sea when she visited her aunt in the island state of Penang. “You could see the sea from her home. We are from Shanghai and it’s rare to have a sea-view apartment in Shanghai. She told us about the scheme so once we went back to China, we immediately started applying … We filed all the papers in May and by August we relocated to Penang.”

Penang’s laid-back vibe appealed to homemaker Hu and her husband, who runs a financial services company. They do not miss the bad traffic and poor air quality in Shanghai.

She said her husband split his time between Penang and Shanghai. “If we had a better internet connection my husband would stay the whole year. But even now, we still don’t want to go back to China,” she said, adding that the pair and their son integrated into local life quickly due to the high number of Chinese-speaking Malaysians in Penang.

“There are so many Chinese that you can integrate into the society easily. My friends are from Chinese parents in international schools or Chinese from local churches.”

Hu said her son could go to an international school for half the price of Shanghai. “The education quality is pretty much the same – in fact, I like the international school in Penang better. In Shanghai, even if you study in an international school, kids are still being pushed by teachers to study hard and compete with each other. I disagree with their way of teaching.”

She has praised the scheme to her friends, many of whom are now applying.

“So many Chinese have been coming to Penang. It’s hard for children to enrol in an international school now. They are all packed.”

Retiree Maurice Choy, 55, left Hong Kong for Malaysia because of its weather and reasonable cost of living. Fishing, swimming and badminton are on his list of priorities.

“I travelled to Malaysia many times over the last 20 years for work and holiday, and I found Penang a nice place to retire. I bought an apartment there several years ago and applied for the scheme. This month I will settle permanently in Malaysia with my wife.

“Malaysia is much more affordable than Hong Kong. It’s easy for us to have a high-quality life with our pension. The weather is good, too. I actually migrated to Canada 10 years ago but had to come back because I’m not used to cold weather. The weather in Penang is good the whole year round.”

Despite Malaysia’s tendencies towards xenophobia and its sometimes strained race relations – balik Cina (go back to China) and apa lagi Cina mau (what more do the Chinese want) are slurs sometimes hurled at the Malaysian-Chinese community – these migrants appear shielded from it all or have not encountered such unpleasantness. Many MM2H participants have praised Malaysia for its friendliness.

However, some Malaysians wonder how the country benefits from the programme. “In terms of cultural impact, it honestly depends on how the incoming Chinese population behave in a social setting. There won’t be a large economic impact unless a huge number come in with enough capital to invest in business,” said Hafidz Baharom, 34, the former communications head for the Malay Economic Action Council.

Accountant Tarsem Singh, 31, said that because MM2H minimum property thresholds were high, most programme applicants would only be able to buy homes that were out of the reach for most Malaysians. The minimums include 2 million Malaysian ringgit in Selangor and 1 million Malaysian ringgit in Kuala Lumpur. In Penang , on the island it is 1 million Malaysian ringgit for a condominium and 3 million Malaysian ringgit for landed properties.

“I am not sure how we benefit, other than property developers who get to sell their expensive homes,” Singh said, adding that immigration priorities should focus on young and skilled migrants to stimulate wealth creation and prevent brain drain. This was echoed by independent analyst Khoo Kay Peng: “Most who come here are retirees or run smaller businesses. The high net worth individuals prefer the US or Australia and other OECD [Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development] countries.”

While MM2H is a good programme, lawyer Ong Yu Jian, 35, said that it needs to be kept in check with policies that limit artificial growth. His home state, Penang, recently raised the minimum price cap for foreigners purchasing property.

“In the short term, it boosts growth and makes the numbers on any economic paper look good. But the potential long-term trade-off may be the displacement of our own locals in terms of economic footholds and nation-building. If the Chinese do so, it may cause resentment and heightened tensions,” he said.

Malaysian Chinese Association Youth Chief Chong Sin Woon, however, dismissed the possibility of racial tension, saying that such animosities were the domain of a tiny minority of extremists.

“It’s a small group of radicals who harp on about this issue. Generally we are accepting of these migrants.”

Analyst Hwok-Aun Lee, a senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, agreed, attributing this to biases based on economic standing.

“Unfortunately, humankind tends to discriminate immigrants by class, viewing highly qualified and wealthy entrants more favourably.

“At the same time, opulent immigrants can also breed resentment. I would like to see a greater emphasis on human rights and dignity, mutual respect and appreciation of diversity, and conscious efforts to avoid group alienation or enclaves separated from society,” he said.

Faisal Hazis, of the National University of Malaysia’s Asian Studies Centre, warned that Malaysians might “not be comfortable with a glut of foreigners coming to Malaysia and potentially doing business or eating into the market. If this happens it may strain the relations between Malaysians – regardless of race – and Chinese nationals.”

And although the programme promises investment opportunities along with lower costs of living and tax-exempt offshore incomes, many participants, such as housewife Zhang Wei, 40, just want room to breathe.

“We used to live in Beijing. Air quality is so bad that my two kids couldn’t spend much time outdoors. Now my kids can spend a lot of time outdoors. They are happy, so am I.”

Last August she settled in Putrajaya, the country’s administrative capital, after deciding against the US due to its distance from China where her husband has business dealings.

Malaysia, she said, was better for living than for working or investment.

“Some of my friends have businesses in Malaysia so they want to live here, like a friend who runs a tourist company specialising in bringing Chinese newlyweds here for honeymoons,” she said.

“But I don’t think the business environment here is that great and I didn’t see any good investment opportunities. When we decide where to invest, we need to compare it with China. If there is an opportunity, we will invest – but we are still looking.” 

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There is the two different sides of people who share the cultural heritage and operating system.

One finds it necessary to the protagonist into the eco-system which accommodated them from being economic immigrant and allow them to power share.

And now, they felt it is their right as minority to systematically provoke the stability factor, for an opportunity for them to manipulate the ‘Peril of Democracy’ and put the majority under their control.

On the other hand, there are here in droves by choice to make Malaysia their emigration destination and a new place to settle.

Never the less last night, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad encircled the wagon.

PPBM leaders, Menteri Besars, MPs and even the ‘monkeys from UMNO’ met, in the wake of the recent developments on the fresh demonstration of Chinese Chauvinism and anti Malay stance by DAP and PKR cracking up wide open.

Of course on the agenda is the UMNO and PAS partnership into ‘Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah’ charter, which would be stone-cast by middle of next month.

The Malay Muslims, who makes up the majority of the nation are ganging up nicely and the mainstay of Pakatan Harapan powerbase is getting bolder systematically attacking them and trying to use Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s administration as a shield.

Published in: on August 6, 2019 at 12:00  Leave a Comment  

Chicken, running away

Emperorissimo of DAP Chinese Chauvinism proven that he isn’t what quarter-of-a-man that he ought to be and instead a demonstration of being a major cowardice when he backtracked on his challenge to former UMNO President Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak for an open debate.

The Star story:

Kit Siang calls off debate with Najib after advice


  • NATION

  • Thursday, 23 May 2019


PETALING JAYA: DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has called off the much-anticipated debate with former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over fears that it may turn into a racial conflict.

“As there is a great likelihood that the debate on ‘How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity’ between Najib and myself could be turned into a Malay vs Chinese conflict… I have decided not to proceed with the debate with Najib,” he said in his blog post on Thursday (May 23). 

Lim noted that the debate between them should be “the battle against corruption, abuses of power and criminal conduct like money laundering”, which is not a racial or religious issue, but an issue of good values and good governance.

The Iskandar Puteri MP said in the past 48 hours, he had received advice from many Malaysians, even those overseas, urging him not to debate with Najib.

Some of the advice include that Najib has nothing to lose, the people cannot see any benefit from the debate and that it can cause more harm than good.

Lim acknowledged that his decision will be greeted “with tempests of allegations that (he is) a coward”. 

“My 53 years of politics is an open book for Malaysians to judge whether I am a coward or not, and I am always prepared to subject myself to the judgment of Malaysians. 

“However, there is one thing I will not compromise – the higher interests of the nation and Malaysians,” he added.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/23/kit-siang-calls-off-debate-with-najib/#TuPMzYurgIlTtW1s.99

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Former Prime Minister Najib got a whiff that the ruling Pakatan Harapan leaders felt that Emperorissimo Lim would likely lose the open debate, especially against facts presented.

Malaysiakini story:

Najib: I received info Harapan fears Kit Siang will be defeated

May 23rd, 2019 (Updated May 23rd, 2019)

Minutes after Lim Kit Siang issued a media statement announcing his withdrawal from a debate with Najib Abdul Razak, the latter said he received information that Pakatan Harapan was planning to pull the plug on the event.

In a Facebook posting this evening, the former premier said there were concerns within Harapan and DAP that Lim could be defeated.

“I notice that there are steps put in motion to cancel the debate. They are worried Lim might be vanquished in the debate,” he added.

Lim had cited concerns that the debate could be used to stir up racial sentiments and denied that his decision was due to cowardice.

Meanwhile, Najib claimed there were also those in Harapan who are concerned that he would raise issues which Lim (photo) would find difficult to deflect, as well as expose the coalition’s propaganda as lies and slander.

“Harapan should have full trust and confidence in Lim because he has been DAP’s boss for more than 50 years.

“Harapan should know that nobody would be forced to watch the debate and that public funds would not be used for the event.

“In the spirit of democracy and transparency, let this debate proceed with the title suggested by DAP, which I had agreed to,” he added.

The debate was first mooted by Najib in a recent media interview due to Lim constantly attacking him in the latter’s media statements over the 1MDB scandal.

Following this, the DAP veteran, who accepted the dare, suggested that the debate be on “How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy.”

Najib subsequently agreed to the title, but said that in fairness, other topics must also be included.

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It was Emperorissimo Lim who proposes that Former Prime Minister Najib ought to debate him on the topic of ‘Kleptocracy’.

Malaysiakini story:

Kit Siang proposes debate on kleptocracy, says ball in Najib’s court

 (Updated )

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today proposed kleptocracy as a topic after former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak challenged him to a debate.

“Najib accuses me of being obsessed with him. He cannot be more wrong. I would not be interested in him one bit if he did not have the dubious distinction of being the single Malaysian who had wrought the greatest damage to Malaysia, both to the present and future generations, with his kleptocratic legacy. 

“In the circumstances, should one debate with a kleptocrat, a pathological or habitual liar?

“Probably the best subject for debate is ‘How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity’. The ball is in Najib’s court,” he said in a statement.

Najib, in an interview, said he had responded to Lim every time he issued a statement and that it would be better if they just had a “freestyle debate.”

However, Lim said Najib’s interview was not “spared of lies.”

“Is Najib a pathological or habitual liar? …He said he answered me every time I made a statement, which is a downright lie.” 

Lim said there were several issues which Najib had not addressed despite being raised repeatedly.

Among these is the revelation by former MACC review panel member Lim Chee Wee, who said that Najib was not investigated for corruption as he had sacked the attorney-general.

Lim also pointed to claims by businessperson Deepak Jaikishan that Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor was the de facto prime minister.

The DAP leader added that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s observation that Najib had continued to act innocent despite the serious charges against him had gone unanswered.

Najib is facing 42 charges for corruption, money-laundering and abuse of power over the 1MDB scandal. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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The fact is that the open debate, which Former Prime Minister Najib counter challenge of Emperorissimo Lim’s agreement for a debate would be proven disastrous for the ruling PH if not probably uncover the various sinister agenda of undermining the interests of the country, especially the Malays, who are the majority of Malaysians.

The deterioration of the performance manifested in management of the economy, the open opposition amongst Members of Government in likes the ruling party leaders, Hannah Yeoh Vs Khalid Samad, Azmin Vs Lim Guan Eng, Maszlee Malik Vs DAP and the Doyen of Crony Capitalism and Chairman of ‘Majlis Orang-Orang Tua’ Daim Zainuddin Vs Lim Guan Eng eroded more of their popularity if not confidence.

Underperforming Minister of Youth and Sports who is also PPBM Youth Chief Syed Saddiq insists that his Cabinet colleagues shouldn’t attack the Education Minister Maszlee, especially on bias against the Malays on the Matriculation and Chinese controlled commerce issues.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is obviously very displeased with the performance of the ruling party leaders in the Government, without sparing his own Cabinet members.

The fact that his Media Adviser Dato A Kadir Jasin did his bidding by sounding out underperforming Ministers and Deputy Ministers should quit, is a clear sign.

The Star story:

Step down, Kadir tells non-performing ministers, mentris besar and excos


  • NATION
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019


KLANG: Ministers, mentris besar, chief ministers and state executive councillors who do not meet the mark after a year in charge should relinquish their posts, says Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.

Writing in his blog The Scribe, the Prime Minister’s special media adviser did not mince his words, saying that those who were incapable of handling the job entrusted upon them should ship out.

“If there are those who are still crawling and feeling around a year after being given the opportunity and responsibility, then it is our responsibility to ask them to reconsider their positions, and if needed, to voluntarily leave so that others can replace them,” said Kadir.

He said a year was long enough to learn the ropes on how to do their jobs in order to meet the people’s aspirations.

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“He (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) certainly is more aware as he himself has given his cabinet a mark of only 50%,” said Kadir.

When asked in an interview recently how he would rate his Cabinet, Dr Mahathir said he gave it “five out of 10”.

“I am very conservative. I have been in the government for 22 years and I know how government functions, but these people (ministers) are new – they do not know how,” Dr Mahathir had added.

Meanwhile, Kadir wrote that from his understanding, the mark that Dr Mahathir gave was based on average grading.

“There are those below 50 (points) and those above 50. Those below 50 can be targeted to be replaced,” he said.

According to Kadir, people, especially those who voted Pakatan Harapan, had the right to assess who in their opinion had succeeded or failed to meet their aspirations.

He said those holding key positions in the civil service, statutory bodies and government-linked companies must also ship out if they under-performed or were still loyal to the previous Barisan Nasional government.

He added that some of those appointed by the Barisan government were still in their positions and still loyal to their previous bosses or continued to adhere to the old ways of doing things.

“They are directly and indirectly sabotaging the Pakatan government in order to keep their positions,” said Kadir.

He said this was because they knew it was the only way to protect and keep their “previous involvements” secret.

“In principle, the public service must be neutral and loyal to the government of the day,” said Kadir.

The veteran journalist added the time had come for the Public Services Department and the Public Services Commission to remove the “virus” loyal to the previous administration in order for the executive and administrative branches of the government to collectively serve the people and the nation.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/22/step-down-kadir-tells-nonperforming-ministers-mentris-besar-and-excos/#I68y2gOBGt2T55A6.99

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In the deterioration of the expectation from the public on PH’s failure to deliver the past solid year, which include to imprison Former Prime Minister Najib and growing demands for for former convict PKR President Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is believed to heighten the game for him to remain in power.

He former Prime Minister who came back as the seventh Prime Minister back paddled on his vow not to accept UMNO-BN crossovers at the time when PH won the 14GE, by accepting 14 UMNO MPs.

Within six months of power, his party grew from the weakest in the ruling coalition to now having 27MPs.

It is said that PPBM operatives are engineering another 8 MPs, to bring up PPBM’s position of 35 MPs.

It is political necessity for him to remain as the seventh Prime Minister a little longer than the much talked about “Two years term”, which stretches at most just another 12 months.

Now that Emperorissimo Lim yellow-bellied himself from a very precarious lost on an open debate with Former Prime Minister Najib, which could probably deteriorate the much needed Malay support for the already deficient confidence for PH to remain in power come-what-may the next GE, be it quite within short or the full term, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s ability to hang on to power is slightly extended.

The Wentworth ought by now, be known Central Chicken Coup.

Unless any of the Chickadees willing to sound out against this cowardice Supremo.

Buck! Buck! Buck!

Published in: on May 23, 2019 at 23:00  Leave a Comment  

Get the murderers!

Selangor Police announces that the young Kedah-born fireman Adib Kassim’s death, who has been a victim on duty responding to the recent USJ temple riot, has been reclassified under murder investigation.

NST story:

Policemen stationed near the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya. – NSTP/AIZUDDIN SAAD

KUALA LUMPUR: The death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is now a murder case.

Deputy Selangor police chief, Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab, in confirming this, said the case is now being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

“The case was previously being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, following the injuries sustained by Adib in the incident at the temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya last month.

“However, we have reclassified the case to murder,” he said in a brief statement tonight.

Adib died at the National Heart Institute tonight, almost a month after the incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya which ultimately cost him his life.

On Nov 27, the 24-year-old and his team had responded to a vehicle fire report outside the temple.

However, Adib was dragged out of the vehicle and set upon by a mob.

He was later rescued by members the public who rushed him to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) for treatment. He was later transferred to the IJN to receive further treatment.

He was subsequently placed on life support, with his condition critical.

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim passed away at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur, this evening. – NSTP.

Despite initially showing signs of recovery, his condition took a turn for the worse on Sunday. IJN, in a statement, said his lung functions had deteriorated.

He passed away at 9.41pm tonight, with his family by his side.

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple was reportedly the centre of a tug-of-war between rival committee members as well as a housing developer, which had bought the land it was located on.

Trouble began on the morning of Nov 26 when a clash broke out between two groups of people at the temple, with the riot defused only when police arrived.

The next day saw the incident which would eventually cost Adib’s life.

The Save Sri Maha Mariamman Temple task force had claimed that Adib was not assaulted by a group of rioters but was instead hit by a fire engine.

The claim was angrily refuted by the Fire and Rescue Department. Police later confirmed the department’s stand that a fire engine did not run Adib over, and that he was assaulted by rioters.

In the ensuing days, police arrested 106 people to facilitate a probe into the case. Four men, aged between 21 and 24, were the latest to be released on remand on Dec 10.

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Some people should literally be hanged for the death of Adib, who was in uniform and pulled from he Fire Services van and lynched by the road as the two machine achieve arrive in respond to the calls of emergency as vehicles were burning caused the riot.

Adib and the entire firemen crew were in uniform and Fire Services when they were attacked.

 

The first media statement by Minister-in-charge of Unity, P Wathyamoorthy, who was once a leader of the leftist Hindu group which in the past fanned hatred and seditious statements, shocked the nation. Especially when he specially said the Police was not responding to the emergency call at the said USJ temple.

It also compounded the general public further anger against him..

Let us pray that they conclude this quite quickly and charge those amongst the 106 and probably others, for the Section 302 Penal Code crime.

In the list announced by the Police who have been investigated for recent racial and for seditious statements, Wathyamoorthy tops the list.

Our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Adib, who volunteered in hazard and peril to save people and properties but instead lynched to death.

Al-Fatihah

Published in: on December 18, 2018 at 00:00  Leave a Comment  

Persona Non Grata, Supremus

Pakatan Harapan Chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad boldly sending the message of on top of being classified as a Persona Non Grata, he is proving to be a true friend of DAP highlighting his anti-establishment traits, which include the HRH Malay Rulers.

The Star GEIC Wong Chun Wai’s opinion on unravelling his anti-Malay Rulers traits:

The royalty and Dr Mahathir


THE Council of the Royal Court in Selangor is more than a feudalistic, ceremonial body. Headed by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, it is, in fact, a relevant and powerful panel which advises him on virtually all issues.

The role and function of the 19-member body is to aid and advise Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah in exercising his role. The panel comprises his son (Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah), the royal members, the elders and the Mentri Besar.

One of its members is Jen Tan Sri Hashim Mohamed Ali – brother-in-law of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The decision of the former premier to return two awards conferred by the Sultan has put Hashim in an embarrassing spot. More humiliatingly, his sister, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, also handed her awards back.

The ceremony, ahead of Tuanku’s birthday, had just ended at 4pm when a representative showed up at the palace to return the awards on behalf of Dr Mahathir.

In the words of an eyewitness, it was “neatly packed” with an accompanying letter from a long-time private secretary who had served him since his days as Prime Minister.

The surprising spectacle, to put it bluntly, went down badly with most members of the Royal Court. Hashim, in the eyes of some members, though blameless, was still apologetic.

Dr Mahathir’s decision to return the awards came shortly after the Ruler publicly expressed his unhappiness with Dr Mahathir over the latter’s comments about the Bugis being “pirates”.

In an interview with The Star, the Sultan had also remarked that Dr Mahathir suffered from “inferiority complex” and that the former PM would only “burn down the whole country” with his deep hatred.

They were strong words indeed. However, Dr Mahathir was expected to merely accept the remarks and criticism in good faith as advice from a highly respected Ruler, and not end up sulking like he did.

The Sultan of Selangor is among the most senior Rulers and he was clearly expressing the sentiments of his fellow Sultans.

That itself is a vital point – that all nine Rulers shared a stand against Dr Mahathir’s actions and this wasn’t the sentiment of merely one.

“This is the concern of all Malay Rulers. The nine of us,” said the Sultan of Selangor, referencing the misuse of race and religion ahead of the general election.

Dr Mahathir is not the first person to return honours awarded by Selangor, as erroneously reported by certain factions of the media.

In 2011, former Selangor Mentri Besar, Dr Mohamed Khir Toyo, “temporarily” returned the state award, which carries the title “Datuk Seri”, following his corruption charge. And when he was convicted in 2015, the title was altogether withdrawn by the Sultan.

Dr Mahathir’s returning of the awards has won him the admiration of his supporters, including those who have backed him from day one, along with those who once detested him but now lauding his switch to the Opposition bandwagon.

Then, there are those who feel that Dr Mahathir has, once again, crossed the line. The first time was when he sat next to DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang to begin the Opposition pact.

To the Malay voters in the rural heartland, it is something they find difficult to comprehend, especially after he spent his entire political career labelling the DAP racists and extremists.

The coming general election will be a test to see how much the majority of Malay voters are prepared to accept these dramatic and radical changes in the Opposition’s bid to bring down the Najib administration.

But his fellow Opposition leaders are certainly unsure. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, who is now in DAP, sent out a tweet urging the Sultan “to be careful with his words. No one is immune when the country burns”.

Truth be told, it sounded like a warning to Tuanku. And certainly, to rebut a Sultan in such an uncouth manner is not ingrained in Malay values, culture or psyche.

Zaid found it surprising that no one, at least publicly, was ready to join or defend him, attested to by his tweet later that he felt alone in his crusade.

In fact, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali called for an explanation and demanded Zaid to take responsibility for his statement, while DAP’s top brass distanced themselves from his indiscretion.

No one being prepared to rebuke royalty speaks volumes of how sensitive it is perceived for a politician to take on or feud with them.

Dr Mahathir’s brashness is well-known, but the difference this time around is that he is no longer in Umno. He is now in the Opposition.

He needs all the support he can get, and antagonising the Rulers may not be the best way to help the Opposition’s cause. The Sultan of Johor has no love lost for Dr Mahathir, and His Majesty has openly made his stand known. Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar also said he was hurt by the remarks of Dr Mahathir on the Bugis community.

And don’t forget that His Majesty carries plenty of respect and influence in Johor, a state eyed by the Opposition, especially Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, of which Dr Mahathir is chairman.

But that’s not the end of his problems either. The 92-year-old politician has offered himself to be an “interim Prime Minister” but no one has responded because PKR, DAP and Amanah probably have Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in mind, should Pakatan Harapan win.

There is no doubt that Dr Mahathir’s name continues to resonate with many sections of the Malay community, especially among the older ones. After all, for the longest time, he was the only PM they knew, with him at the helm for 22 years.

No one can erase what he has done to build Malaysia into a modern nation. He made Malaysians proud. But at the same time, his iron-fisted and authoritative rule continues to leave an unpleasant taste, a legacy of his time in charge.

It is also a fact that Dr Mahathir left an indelible impression on Malaysia history, so much so foreigners are often heard uttering his name in awe when we say we are Malaysians. No one can dispute his great work.

But the challenge for him now, in his twilight years, is to see if Malaysians are prepared to let him lead the country again.

Even for those who would vote for the opposition, they find the thought illogical. Dr Mahathir’s problem has always been his inability to let go.

He wanted Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to implement things his way, and he expected the same of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Dr Mahathir has given the impression that only he has exacting standards, therefore, he has to be left to run the show, again.

None of his deputies when he was PM, like Tun Musa Hitam and Anwar, could work well with him.

Only the late Tun Ghafar Baba did but that’s probably because he did not see the mild-mannered Ghafar as a threat.

For practical reasons, the Opposition, which is unable to galvanise the battle in the absence of Anwar, see Dr Mahathir as a useful ally. But should Pakatan Harapan win, a fresh round of feuds will surely surface.

If there is an important lesson here for politicians, whether those in office, aspiring to be elected, or returning from retirement, it is this – leaders come and go, but Rulers remain. Dr Mahathir has learnt the consequence of putting them down previously.

The present Rulers were merely Raja Muda and Tengku Mahkota when Dr Mahathir, who was prime minister then, removed the legal immunity of the royalty in an amendment to the Federal Constitution in 1993. But now, they appear to be striking back.

Istana Bukit Kayangan, to where Dr Mahathir returned the medals, was once stripped of police sentries, guards and outriders, to humiliate Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

In a picture of failing fortunes with cut budgets, the roof of the palace, at one time, leaked, too, the carpet getting soiled in the process.

And like most things in life, things have come full circle, and in the past 20 years, the roles seem to have changed.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/on-the-beat/2017/12/17/the-royalty-and-dr-mahathir-there-is-no-question-that-the-former-prime-minister-has-done-much-for-ma/#SBPgrsCrBpdrYr1O.99

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This subliminal message is meant for the Non Malays, especially the Chinese which gave DAP a thumping support in the last 2 GEs and the more liberal and urbanite Malays, who are in the probability of being swayed against the conservative values of what UMNO stood for.

At the 13GE in May 2013, DAP won in 38 Parliamentary constituencies. PKR won 30 seats. This is in comparison of UMNO’s 88 seats.

The ballot political battle  this round is very important because the racial lines have been drawn bolder and Dr. Mahathir, formed a party to challenge UMNO’s political supremacy especially in Malay heartlands.

Of course, Dr. Mahathir had not gone far with his dissent Malay centric party. It is unlikely, even teaming up with PKR (by taking over former Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s role) and the splinter of PAS, Parti Amanah Negara.

It is unlikely Dr. Mahathir as a Persona Non Grata, would go very far.

The Star political columnist Joceline Tan:

Fighting one too many fires


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Firestorm: Dr Mahathir is not the sort to kowtow to anyone and his latest act of defiance saw Selangor Umno demonstrating in defence of the Sultan of Selangor.

Firestorm: Dr Mahathir is not the sort to kowtow to anyone and his latest act of defiance saw Selangor Umno demonstrating in defence of the Sultan of Selangor.

IT was quite an awkward moment when their paths crossed after Friday prayers at the Putrajaya mosque earlier this month.

But Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi made the first move towards the man whom he had called “Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty” and reached out to shake the elder man’s hand.

The Deputy Prime Minister is famous for his PR and he even wrapped an arm around Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shoulder as though they were BFFs.

Both men knew that everyone was watching and recording the encounter on their mobile devices, otherwise the former premier would have been tempted to give Dr Ahmad Zahid the cold shoulder.

Dr Ahmad Zahid looked as though he was thrilled at the chance meeting but Dr Mahathir’s body language was something else. The elder man was smiling away but he avoided eye contact with his name-caller and he looked like he could not wait to escape.

In hindsight, that was the moment before the storm for Dr Mahathir. A few days later, a hot potato landed on the lap of the Pakatan Harapan chairman.

The Sultan of Selangor’s criticism of Dr Mahathir during an interview had drawn an injudicious reaction from lawyer and DAP politician Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and there was a chain political eruptions after that.

Threats have been levelled at Zaid, police reports have been lodged, there have been demonstrations in support of the Sultan and to cap it all, Dr Mahathir has returned the titles awarded to him by the Selangor palace.

The first title was conferred in 1978 when he was on the way up and the second, the highest award known as the Darjah Kerabat or DK, was in 2003 as he was about to ride into the sunset. The years in between were not the best of years between him and the Malay Rulers.

Actually, a number of royal houses also awarded him the DK for his services to the nation – even the Kelantan palace which had an acrimonious relationship with him.

The joke among the sophisticated cafe society was that the royals were relieved to see the man who had clipped their wings ride off into the sunset and they wanted to give him a good send-off. Like the rest of us, the royals did not imagine that Dr Mahathir, 92, would turn his horse around and make a spectacular return to mainstream politics.

Returning the Selangor royal awards has been condemned by the pro-royalists as derhaka or treachery.

Once upon a time, such an act would have spelt the death knell for a Malay politician but times have changed and the opinion out there has been quite mixed. In fact, Malays seem more worked up about President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dr Mahathir is still adapting to life in the Opposition but the Selangor issue has shown that nothing beats experience when it comes to sensitive issues. He slipped up with his “Bugis pirate” speech, he did not expect it to hit the royal nerves in Selangor and Johor.

But, in what was seen as a shrewd move, he quietly returned the medals and only responded when the media got wind of it. Even then, he played it coy, falling back on satire and irony to make his point.

Then he and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali went off on a date night to watch the latest Star Wars movie. He was telling everyone: No problem, I’m cool about it.

“Tuanku’s rebuke was not surprising given the increased frequency and intensity of royal households conveying their views directly to the press. But returning the awards and stressing he is undeserving of them was political theatrics. He could have just apologised but he wanted to make a point by reacting in gesture rather than engage in a war of words,” said political risk analyst Amir Fareed Rahim.

The Opposition crowd liked the bravado and a DAP politician from Sarawak posted on Facebook: “My gosh, I love his level of sarcasm. Seriously, he is a maverick politician and I like it! Don’t play-play with this smart old man.”

The subtext to it is that they approved of the way he is taking on the royals.

Dr Mahathir has always come across as this larger than life kind personality who thrives on chaos and is always picking fights, be it with countries like America and Singapore or, closer to home, with his deputies and successors.

Yet, in person, he is soft-spoken, gentlemanly and talks sense unlike when he is on the ceramah stage making outlandish claims about his adversaries.

Politicians talk a lot of rubbish on the ceramah stage and get away with it. But when it comes to Dr Mahathir, everything he says is taken in a different context and that can become problematic.

But make no mistake, beneath that charismatic smile and sharp wit is a steel-willed man, for whom it has always been my way or the highway. He is determined not to kowtow to the palace.

Umno has capitalised on the issue. Selangor Umno held a big demonstration to defend Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and to oppose Zaid. Two days later, an Umno delegation handed over a declaration of support for the Sultan at the palace gates.

“Mahathir is used to winning, right from the time when he was small fry fighting Tunku Abdul Rahman. But God is testing him in his old age,” said Kapar Umno division chief Datuk Faizal Abdullah who took part in the protest.

Dr Mahathir’s partners in DAP have been watching the whole saga with some unease. DAP is still struggling to shake off the perception that it is anti-Malay and anti-Islam. It is a case of damned if they speak and damned if they don’t.

“We have to handle it delicately. Mahathir is on the wane, the palace is on the rise,” said a Pakatan politician.

DAP leaders are unable to openly empathise with Zaid, let alone defend him. However, Lim Kit Siang and two other party leaders dropped by at Zaid’s Tropicana Golf & Country Resort home after he lamented that he was not getting support from his friends.

Zaid is not in a good place at the moment, his political career is in question. The Sultan asked him to return to Kelantan and the Selangor Umno protesters asked him to “berambus” (get lost) and portrayed him as a “kuda tunggangan DAP” or DAP operative.

“I doubt if he can stand on a DAP ticket, the party will be seen as having an ulterior motive,” said the above Pakatan politician.

The powers of Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy is not always as clear-cut as it should be and many politicians have problems negotiating their steps.

Pakatan leaders see Dr Mahathir as their passport to the Malay heartland votes. They cannot afford for him to be at loggerheads with the Malay Rulers and challenging a pillar of Malay cultural identity.

Dr Mahathir’s palace problems are a hangover from his tough love approach towards the Sultans during his days at the top. He has not been completely forgiven for amending the Constitution to, first, strip them of their legal immunity in 1991, and then taking away their veto power on legislation in 1993.

He is persona non grata with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V. He was not on the guest list when Sultan Muhammad was sworn in as the new King last year nor was he invited for the grand installation ceremony.

The Sultan of Johor’s feelings about Dr Mahathir is public knowledge by now. Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar made a strong speech in conjunction with his 59th birthday that was widely seen to be targeted at Dr Mahathir.

A month ago, the Johor Sultan gave his blessing to the design of the Rapid Transit System track that will link Johor and Singapore. It will be a straight bridge rather than the original curved design which the Sultan said would affect the Johor skyline.

No one wanted to say it out loud but the original design had hints of the crooked bridge that was said to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Dr Mahathir.

Are the Malays bothered about all this?

“What matters is bread and butter issues although there is still a high degree of deference towards the royals among Malays. That’s why Mahathir is treading carefully and choosing his words after the Bugis fiasco. He can’t risk upsetting the royals too much.

“The royal households are important stakeholders in a government, Mahathir knows their importance in high-level politics especially when forming governments at state level and choosing the Mentri Besar. The blessing and confidence of the monarch is crucial in closely-contested elections and in the event of hung assemblies,” said Amir.

According to political commentator Dr Azmi Omar, Dr Mahathir’s strained ties with the Sultans will not cost him many votes among the Malays.

“But it is not going to win him more Malay votes either and that could be a problem for his coalition,” said Dr Azmi.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/analysis/2017/12/17/fighting-one-too-many-fires-the-jury-is-still-out-on-whether-tun-dr-mahathir-mohamad-will-emerge-on/#soTjDKpttqRegSJ7.99

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Majority of the Malays, still uphold the defining values of the Malays. They adhere strongly to the teachings of Islam and tradition and heritage of Malay-Muslim, which is respecting the feudalism of the Malay Rulers regardless how they disagree with it.

Recently, at the UMNO AGM Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak strongly pronounce that the nationalist party, stooped deep in Malay-Muslim traditions and values have never had an iota of anti-Chinese sentiments.

UMNO itself survived the crisis which Dr. Mahathir engineered almost three years ago with the objective of removing Prime Minister Najib as President, actually came out stronger and now fortified.

Within that time, the provocation of Dr. Mahathir and his Opposition cohorts even brought a few of HRH Rulers to sound out against the 92 year old machiavellian politician and all the anti-Malay and anti-Islam innuendoes.

The subliminal messages of HRH Rulers are for keeping the harmony and inter-racial understanding, respect and co-operationg in tact.

This is very much inline with Barisan Nasional’s consistencies. Under Prime Minister Najib, BN led Government is even working harder to narrow the gap and foster the principles upheld by the founding fathers.

This is not withstanding UMNO’s policy and struggle of developing the Malays, for the betterment f the whole nation.

Published in: on December 18, 2017 at 23:00  Comments (1)  

Post-partum Premiera Presto Persona Non Grata

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed currently in a so many boiling caldrons of boiling oil of late when every single maenuevre he tried in the strategy to demonise Prime Minister Mohd. Najib Tun Razak by incessanly sowing hatred failed and back fired.

The Star story:

Sultan only rebuked Dr M after getting all the facts


SHAH ALAM: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (pic) held his tongue and only hit out at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad three weeks after the former premier’s perceived insult of the Bugis community.

“I was on my way to perform the umrah when I got to know about the remarks.

“I did not want to react blindly. I waited until I returned and spoke to different people who were there and who knew what actually happened. I only spoke after that,” he said.

Tuanku’s subsequent rebuke to Dr Mahathir for alluding to the Bugis community as pirates made waves.

The Council said historical facts prove that the Selangor Sultanate descended from the Bugis, who were warriors who defended Islam and peace throughout the Malay archipelago.

Another Ruler of Bugis descent, Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, was previously reported to have expressed his displeasure over Dr Mahathir’s remarks.

He said such callous statements made by politicians could sow seeds of hatred among the people.

Sultan Sharafuddin said yesterday that the controversy should not have happened.

“Those who support him say I am influenced by people who are anti-Mahathir.

“That is untrue. We must have proof. He ruled for 22 years. He should know better,” said Tuanku.

Asked if Dr Mahathir has apologised to him, Tuanku replied: “He never apologises.”

Tuanku said Dr Mahathir is not the type of leader who would allow others to do better.

“He has an inferiority complex and a deep hatred within him. He is just angry and his anger will burn the whole country,” said Sultan Sharafuddin.

Asked whether the royals were taking revenge for Dr Mahathir’s move to curtail the Sultans’ powers in the 1980s, he said: “No, we do not believe in revenge. God is great. He will show to the people.

“Back then my father told me, today is his day, tomorrow will be our day.”

He recalled Dr Mahathir had claimed that too much money was spent to maintain the monarchy.

But, Tuanku asked: “What about the forex losses? It is so much more.”

On Thursday, the Royal Commission of Inquiry’s findings on Bank Negara Malaysia’s losses due to foreign exchange (forex) dealings in the 1990s were tabled in Parliament.

The dealings, between 1992 and 1994, resulted in losses amounting to RM31.5bil.

Sultan Sharafuddin said Dr Mahathir ruled for 22 years but he did not do so alone as he was supported by parties that stood solidly behind him.

“For Dr Mahathir to want to destroy the foundations that supported him, makes him a very dangerous man,” said the Sultan.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/12/05/sultan-only-rebuked-dr-m-after-getting-all-the-facts/#7kRPlbMdUOBJCPYr.99

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HRH Tuanku Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor came much later from Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Dr. Mahathir’s speech at Anti-Kleptokrasi Rally in Petaling Jaya Utara on 14 October 2017.

The Straits Times story:

Indonesian V-P Jusuf Kalla wants Mahathir to apologise for Bugis remark

 

 

Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the statement by Tun Mahathir was not only insulting to the Bugis community in Malaysia, but also to those in Indonesia.
Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the statement by Tun Mahathir was not only insulting to the Bugis community in Malaysia, but also to those in Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (BERNAMA) – Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla wants Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to apologise over his statement linking the ancient seafaring Bugis people to pirates.

According to the Antara  news agency, Mr Kalla said the statement by Tun Mahathir was not only insulting to the Bugis community in Malaysia, but also to those in Indonesia.

“Firstly, as a Bugis person, I am protesting and shocked. Dr Mahathir should apologise. Because the Bugis are not just in South Sulawesi, but throughout Indonesia, even in Malaysia,” he said in Jakarta on Tuesday (Nov 7).

In his speech at a rally organised by opposition parties in Petaling Jaya on Oct 14, Dr Mahathir reportedly described Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as a “Bugis pirate”.

Dr Mahathir has said his comments were targeted at those with Bugis ancestry who stole people’s money, referring to the alleged mismanagement of billions of dollars by state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), in which Datuk Seri Najib has denied all wrongdoing.

On Nov 2, the Sultan of Selangor, who also has Bugis ancestry, urged the authorities to investigate Dr Mahathir for sedition over his remarks.

On Nov 6, Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said as part of his responsibility to preserve harmony between the two countries, he had taken the initiative to send a letter to Dr Mahathir on Oct 23 urging him to take the necessary steps to clear the air between Malaysia and Indonesia.

However, he said, in a letter dated Nov 1, Dr Mahathir not only did not apologise, but he continued to slander Mr Najib.

He added that Dr Mahathir’s remarks upset the Bugis people in Indonesia, resulting in the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta increasing security at its premises.

He said the embassy on Oct 20 received a memorandum from the Indonesian Makassar Bugis Youth Association, stating its anger at Dr Mahathir’s statement.

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Considering all these remarks by very strategic personalities around the region, who at one time provided the Malay power base and rule of these waters, the utter shambles Dr. Mahathir show no remorse of his faux pas. It is very unMalay and reflective of utmost arrogance and poor understanding of the Melayu-Nusantara culture to ignore as if it is part of the normal business in politics.

Then again, there is not the only poisoning brewing in Dr. Mahathir’s camp. His parti, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia which was approval by Registrar of Society in August last year has yet to get organised and do the necessary meetings, as required by its own Constitution.

The NST story:

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia have been urged to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) by year-end or risked being deregistered by Registry of Societies (RoS). ADI SAFRI

PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) may be deregistered if it fails to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) by the end of the year, the Registry of Societies (RoS) has warned today.

RoS director-general Surayati Ibrahim said PPBM’s constitution stipulates that the party is not allowed to delay its AGM.

“They should be able to recall how Umno was deregistered and banned in 1988 for violating its party constitution and the Societies Act,” she said during a press conference here today.

Surayati, who was responding to PPBM’s application to delay its AGM, said the party may face “serious punishments”, including deregistration, if it continues to violate its own constitution.

She also refuted the legitimacy of an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held by PPBM on Nov 2 2016.

She said this was because the EGM was only attended by 12 of PPBM’s supreme council members, according to the minutes of the meeting.

Surayati also said PPBM’s decision to amend its constitution during last year’s EGM was invalid.

“Chapter 28 of the party’s constitution stipulates that certain conditions must be met before the constitution can be amended.”

She said under PPBM’s constitution, any amendments to the party constitution must be agreed upon by no less than two-thirds of the party’s delegates during an AGM or EGM.

On a related matter, Surayati said the RoS has looked into other issues that affected PPBM’s status as a registered party.

She said this includes the setting up of PPBM’s Armada (Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda) youth wing despite it not being mentioned in the party’s constitution.

She said RoS investigated the legality of Armada after receiving complaints from former members who were supposedly sacked by Armada chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.

“They (the former members) felt cheated after checking PPBM’s constitution, where the term Armada does not exist.

“We have received similar complaints from 33 party members,” she said.

Surayati reiterated that the setting up of Armada and Srikandi, PPBM’s women wing, were not mentioned in the party’s constitution and could lead to the deregistration of PPBM.

She said the RoS wanted to clear the air on PPBM’s status to avoid the impression that the party is being treated unfairly.

Surayati made it clear that the people should look at PPBM’s constitution before hurling accusations against RoS,

“RoS will not hesitate to take legal action against such people,” she warned.

On another matter, Surayati declined to comment on the status of Pakatan Harapan’s application to register itself as a political party.

On DAP’s recently concluded central executive committee (CEC) re-election, she said RoS has yet to receive a report on the election results from the party.

On Thursday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that PPBM’s failure to hold AGMs at the division, branch and central levels was due to its poor organisational structure.

Dr Mahathir, who is PPBM chairman, had said the party’s branches and divisions failed to hold meetings despite allegedly having many members.

He had revealed that the branches were the most disorganised section of the party, which was founded in September last year.

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PPBM is facing a lot of problems at branch level to hold its first AGM, so that the division level could start to convene.

The party faces the risk of extinction even before it could fly off the nest and engage other creatures, purely by its own incompetencies which is made worse by infighting of nepotism and favouritism,

The inability of PPBM and DAP to sort out its internal affairs and facing complains upon complains to the ROS, despite the latter finally able to held its ‘dodgy’ CEC elections relocation is manifested in the inability of Opposition pack Pakatan Harapan be registered as coalition party, a mirror of Barisan Nasional.

A skeleton in the closet is finally out when the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Bank Negara Malaysia forex loses (reported to Parliament at RM5.7b) but revealed at the RCI for RM31.5b, which has been presented to His Majesty SPB YDP Agong V was distributed in Parliament last week.

The RCI Secretary was quick to make a police report based on the 400 page findings and asked the Police to investigate for any crimes involved,

The Star story:

Mahathir, Anwar and Nor Mohamed implicated over BNM forex losses


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Important report: RCI Secretary Datuk Dr Yusof Ismail speaking to media after submitting a police report over Bank Negara forex trade losses in Putrajaya.

Important report: RCI Secretary Datuk Dr Yusof Ismail speaking to media after submitting a police report over Bank Negara forex trade losses in Putrajaya.

THE Royal Commission of Inquiry into the foreign exchange losses suffered by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) back in 1990s has recommended that three people be probed over their involvement and liability.

They are former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his then finance minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and ex-Bank Negara advisor Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, whom the report also named as “principally liable for criminal breach of trust”.

The 524-page report also called out Tun Daim Zainuddin, who served as finance minister from July 14, 1984 to March 15, 1991, for having aided and abetted Nor Mohamed by leaving BNM “to its own devices”.

The commission found that the Cabinet in the 1990s was not given the full picture by Anwar on the forex losses, adding that he had “deliberately concealed facts and information and made misleading statements”.

“It is also of the opinion that the then prime minister (Dr Mahathir) had condoned the actions of the finance minister,” it said.

The RM31.5bil losses, it said, were hidden using “unconventional accounting treatments”, such as booking losses to reserves in the balance sheet and the absorption of the remaining losses by the transfer of shares from the Government to BNM as well as the creation of a “Deferred Expenditure” to be repaid in instalments over a decade.

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“All the actions to conceal the losses were discussed and approved by the board of directors before the accounts were signed off by the Auditor-General.

“No further action was taken by the Finance Minister and Treasury secretary-general (as a board member) despite being informed by the Auditor-General on the losses and the unusual accounting treatments,” said the report.

Anwar, noted the Commission, had been informed about the actual forex losses suffered by BNM.

Dr Mahathir, it said, was informed by Anwar together with then Treasury deputy secretary-general Tan Sri Clifford Francis Herbert in late 1993 that BNM had suffered estimated losses of RM30bil on the forex dealings for 1992 and 1993.

However, in the extract of minutes from three Cabinet meetings on March 30, April 6 and 13 in 1994, Anwar had made “no mention of the actual losses of RM12.3bil for 1992 and RM15.3bil for 1993.”

Anwar had chaired the March 30 meeting as the deputy prime minister. The losses for 1993 were reported as RM5.7bil.

“The prime minister, who chaired the meeting on April 6, did not correct or offer more information when the forex losses for 1993 were recorded as only RM5.7bil,” it pointed out.

“The Commission is of the view that it is the finance minister’s responsibility to inform the Cabinet the significant financial affairs about BNM as the Cabinet has collective responsibility with the finance minister and the prime minister for the country’s affairs.”

Dr Mahathir, it said, claimed to have no knowledge of the real amount of losses, which was untenable with his meticulous nature, as well as that under the law, BNM was the banker and financial agent to the Government with the remainder of its net profit to be paid into the Federal Consolidated Fund.

The report said as pointed out by Herbert, he had expected Dr Mahathir to be outraged but his reaction was quite normal with him uttering “sometimes we make profit, sometimes we make losses”.

“His reaction to and acceptance of the huge forex losses suggest that he could have been aware of the forex dealings and its magnitude,” said the report.

The RCI also found Dr Mahathir’s claim that he could only remember the amount of RM5bil forex losses when informed about it in a meeting with Anwar and Herbert in late 1993 to be “questionable”.

It said this was because based on testimonies of other witnesses and documentary evidence, the RM5.7bil only surfaced when Bank Negara’s 1993 annual report was presented to the Cabinet on March 30, 1994.

“Despite his denials, the Commission is of the opinion that a thorough investigation should be carried out to determine the extent of his involvement and liability,” said the report.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/12/01/rci-facts-were-concealed-mahathir-anwar-and-nor-mohamed-implicated-over-bnm-forex-losses/#x40jCFkDXUv0aMZW.99

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This is a very interesting case for Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim (then Minister if Finance) t0 answer for since BNM wiped cleaned its free currency reserve to the streams of failed gable against the high rollers.

The depletion of foreign currency reserves, which was never reported in the annual BNM report, opened the high risk against the attack on MYR.

On the Mahathirists hangers-on that 1MBD is actually a he claimed to be a “A crime of Kleptocracy” where there are elements of “Theft, Criminal Breach of Trust, Cheating and Falsification of Documentation (at unforseen level!) and International Money Laundering”, the fact is that nothing materially progressed such US AG Loretta Lynch’s explosive announcement to July ago.

The announcement was repeated the same time July tis year. However, no criminal charge or manoeuvres of such exercise are being seen to be conducted by any of the US law enforcement agencies.

This was explained by a practitioner of the US Supreme Court Appellate Barrister Thomas Goldstein yesterday.

The Mole story:

DoJ’s 1MDB probe at a standstill

 

Appellate Advocate to the US Supreme Court, Thomas Goldstein.

Appellate Advocate to the US Supreme Court, Thomas Goldstein.

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

SHAH ALAM – December 4, 2017: An attorney of the United States Supreme Court has noted that the US  Department of Justice’s (DoJ) probe against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is now at a standstill.

According to Thomas Goldstein, both the DoJ’s civil and criminal investigations into the Malaysian sovereign fund have not yielded much so far.

“There is a parallel civil and criminal proceeding against 1MDB but none has produced anything significant. In fact, the DoJ has requested a stay on the civil investigation so as to pursue the criminal investigation.

“But they haven’t named any criminal defendants, charges and targets. As for the stay application, I believe the DoJ just wanted to prevent the assets that they think are linked to 1MDB from being spent or sold,” said the experienced appellate advocate at a lecture on US criminal litigation at Universiti Teknologi Mara here today.

Last July the DoJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint to recover assets it said had been stolen from 1MDB – which the latter has consistently denied – through a convoluted web of transactions involving several individuals and financial institutions.

A civil forfeiture complaint is a legal tool that allows law enforcement officials to seize properties that they deem to have been involved in criminal activities. Unlike criminal proceedings, the burden of proof falls onto the accused,  who must then file an answer before 10 am in the court where the complaint was filed, on or before the first Monday after 20 days have passed.

Former US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch touted the case as one of the biggest asset recovery actions ever initiated in the country, amounting to more than USD$1 billion.

While stressing that the DoJ is not taking any legal action against any individual mentioned in the complaint, Goldstein said the complaint can, at times, become a prelude to a full-fledged criminal case.

“But the 1MDB-DoJ case isn’t an example of that. If a criminal case is to be developed from it, then it will be a classic criminal case.

“The DoJ will have to get an indictment from a grand jury and it will have to bring the criminal case to court and prove charges that are beyond reasonable doubt.

“While there is a parallel civil and criminal proceeding against 1MDB, the DoJ has yet to invoke any criminal processes in the US. No one has been identified as a criminal target, much less a senior government official,” he observed.

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That is not all. It then on be reduced further, to unimaginable notion of trying to live the glory of the past borough forward for tomorrow, offering a better alternative when they themselves are grossly deprived of ideas and agendas to move the nation forward in the complex dynamics of the current pace factored into the globalisation gravy train.

Not withstanding that, the Opposition pack tried to hoodwink the voters with this announcement, that Dr Mahathir would be the interim Prime Minister if they win the 14GE.

The Malaysian Insight analysis:

Dr Mahathir for PM part of strategy to win rural Malay votes, analysts say


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Dr Mahathir for PM part of strategy to win rural Malay votes, analysts say
Analysts say the appointment of Pakatan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister is a valid strategy to penetrate the rural Malays heartland, but may not sit well with youths. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, December 4, 2017.

NAMING Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister is an obvious strategy aimed at benefitting Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) foray into rural Malay constituencies, say analysts.

The former prime minister and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were named as interim prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively after a two-day coalition retreat in Putrajaya that ended on Saturday.

“If the pact is solely to penetrate rural Malay votes, it might just work,” said James Chin, executive director of Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania .

“Naming Dr Mahathir is a smart move as they are telling the Umno Malay voters, if you vote PH, you get the original Umno, not Najib’s Umno,” Chin said.

BN has long controlled the Malay-dominated Felda settlements, totalling 54 parliamentary seats in Peninsular Malaysia. Dr Mahathir, while he was prime minister for 22 years, was also president of Umno.

PH, led by Bersatu chairman Dr Mahathir, 93, has been attempting to make inroads there by holding ceramah focusing on topics such as corruption and the 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) financial scandal.

Except for PKR, the other PH parties have agreed to the names should the coalition win the general election, which must be held by next August.

But Chin had a caveat when it came to the youth vote.

“The problem is, while Dr Mahathir appeals to Malays over 40, the younger Malays may not buy into him.

“Younger Malays think the most qualified persons in PH are Azmin and Rafizi,” said Chin, referring to Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali and Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, who are PKR deputy president and vice-president, respectively.

“If younger malays were asked on this, I think they will not accept Dr Mahathir and Dr Wan Azizah. They want younger people,” Chin added.

Most opposition voters have already settled on Dr Mahathir as a transition figure, Chin added.

“The expectation is that he will be there until Anwar comes out of prison.”

Dr Mahathir was made PH chairman in July. Anwar, meanwhile, has been serving a five-year prison term since February 2015 for sodomy.

While nominating Dr Mahathir as prime minister may be the obvious strategy to win the Malay vote, PH may still have to put up stronger arguments to convince other supporters that he and Wan Azizan remained the best candidates, said Sivamurugan Pandian, a political analyst from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

“PKR members may still feel hurt because of the 1998 Anwar sacking incident and cannot support this recommendation,” he said, referring to the time when Anwar was deputy prime minister and sacked from government by Dr Mahathir.

The sacking, Anwar’s first sodomy conviction and the ensuing Reformasi movement, may still be fresh in the minds of many PKR members, Sivamurugan added.

“Many of those who support Dr Mahathir now were against him then. They (the leadership) may want to justify and rationalise the decision of naming him as interim PM.

“But more interesting will be: Where will Dr Mahathir contest in order to be eligible as PH’s prime minister candidate?” he added.

The age factor, however, should allay fears by Dr Mahathir’s detractors that the former prime minister will cling to power, said Wong Chin Huat, the Penang Institute political studies programme head.

“He is the least divisive choice for politics within PH. Given Dr Mahathir’s age, his interim nature is beyond question,” said Wong.

Due to his prominence in Malaysian politics, Dr Mahathir may be the only figure to draw in support from hardcore Umno and BN supporters.

“While Dr Mahathir’s candidacy may offend some for his adamant defence of his past rule, he also attracts a significant segment of voters who conventionally support Umno and BN only and would not support opposition unless there is some continuity. Dr Mahathir is the continuity in change which may make regime change easier to accept for Malay nationalists, the deep state and the Palace.”

“Ultimately, as in many party states, it will take someone from Umno to defeat Umno.

“BN’s greatest electoral upsets have always been caused by an opposition led by an ex-Umno supremo. In 1990, it was Tengu Razaleigh Hamzah. In 1999, 2008 and 2013, it was Anwar. This time, it has to be Dr Mahathir,” Wong said.

The Azmin-Mukhriz combo

One analyst who disagreed with PH’s move, was Universiti Malaysia Sarawak associate professor and political analyst Jeniri Amir, who said it would bring about negative repercussions to the opposition pact.

“I don’t think this is the right step by PH. (It will be) negative in terms of how the people as a whole perceive PH.

“Dr Mahathir has been up there for 22 years and now they want to put him back in that position again. His track record is not good in terms of good governance. A lot of scandals happened under his regime,” Jeniri said.

“There has to be better candidates than Dr Mahathir, who is now 93. Can’t they propose more dynamic leaders or are they so desperate that they feel that he is the only viable candidate?”

Jeniri proposed Azmin as interim prime minister and Mukhriz as his deputy.

“I think he (Azmin) has done a great job in Selangor. He is a dynamic and forward-looking leader.”

But Chin of the University of Tasmania said that the “Azmin-Mukhriz combo” would not work.

“Azmin only controls 60% of PKR while 40% is under Rafizi. And Mukhriz has no grassroots support. He is there because of Dr Mahathir,” Chin said, noting that Mukhriz resigned as Kedah menteri besar in February 2016 after state Umno leaders declared they had lost confidence in him as the state’s head of government and as state Umno liaison chief.

Jeniri said he expected BN to win the election, but with a reduced majority. As a strategy to win Malay votes, he felt naming Dr Mahathir as interim prime minister was less effective than dealing with bread and butter issues.

“As an incumbent government, BN has the money, the grassroots machinery and they control the media. PH is always talking about 1MDB, which is of less importance to the rural people. It’s still bread and butter issues there.” – December 4, 2017.

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All and in sundry, to remain hopeful with Dr Mahathir with a wanker’s pathetic imagination, deprived of the realities of what life is really offering in the real world.

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Maximising Murka

In his obsession to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak with the strategy of demonisation, Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad angered HRH Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor by calling “Bugis are pirates, pillages and robbers”.

NST story:

Selangor Council of the Royal Court secretary Hanafisah Jais said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah met with the royal council yesterday, adding that he viewed the former prime minister’s statement with grave concern and disappointment. FILE PIC

SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor is incensed with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his derogatory remarks against the Bugis community.

In a statement, Selangor Council of the Royal Court secretary Hanafisah Jais said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah met with the royal council today, adding that he viewed the former prime minister’s statement with grave concern and disappointment.

She said the members of the council, after meeting the ruler, were of the view that a sedition probe against Dr Mahathir was warranted.

Hanafisah said Dr Mahathir’s statement, delivered at the Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptokrasi rally organised by Pakatan Harapan in Petaling Jaya on Oct 14, was aimed at inciting hatred, feelings of insult and other negative perceptions against the Bugis community by calling them pirates, robbers and criminals.

“The Selangor Council of the Royal Court deems the speech extreme and could spark hate and prejudice against the Bugis, causing riots and chaos.”

Hanafisah said Dr Mahathir had also directly insulted the genealogy and ancestry of the Selangor Sultanate as its lineage is Bugis.

“History has proven that the Selangor Sultanate came from Bugis ancestors, who were warriors and had fought and defended the religion and peace across the Malay archipelago.

“Dr Mahathir as a former prime minister who had governed the country for 22 years should have been more cautious about his remarks, and should be more knowledgeable about the history of the Bugis,” she said.

Hanafisah said Sultan Sharafuddin reminded the public, especially politicians, not to make use race and ancestry issues as political tools as this could undermine the harmony and unity of the people.

Dr Mahathir has come under fire — both at home and abroad — for the remarks he made at the rally when he said Malaysia had a leader who descended from “Bugis pirates”.

Several police reports have been lodged over the issue as the Bugis community in Malaysia took offence.

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HRH Sultan Selangor met the Selangor Royal Council to express his anger and a statement issued by the Selangor Royal Council demanded Dr. Mahathir be investigated for sedition.

His desperation to go deeper into gutter politics in name-calling only demonstrates of his frustration to grow the support for Prime Minister Najib haters, despite getting organised with own party and Opposition pact.

In the strategy of demonisation by sowing hatred, Dr. Mahathir made himself a persona-non-grata to HRH Rulers.

Sultan Ibrahim of Johor openly dressed Dr. Mahathir down in his titah. As a former Prime Minister, Statesman and beholder of SMN and SSM (the highest order for civilian), he has no longer been included in Istana Negara ceremonies, beginning the installation of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XV.

18 months ago after launching the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’, Dr. Mahathir went so low and told in a session with his supporters that “The Agong is under ‘House Arrest'” after then SPB YDP Agong XIV Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim did not grant him the audience at the pace he wanted, to present his “Petition of 1.4 million signatures”.

As part of his his sales pitch for the rakyat to sign his ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ petition, Dr. Mahathir hoodwinked by saying that the petition would be presented to the Council of Rulers as part of the initiative to push Prime Minister Najib out of power.

This is definitely a low-blow landmark former longest serving to be requested by the Palace to be investigated for sedition.

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Barua, Bohong dan Betrayal

Perdana Menteri Malaysia IV Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad membuktikan ketamakan mengutamakan agenda peribadi membatasi kepentingan segalanya termasuk menggadai kuasa politik bangsa sendiri apabila mencemarkan perjuangan dan pertentangan agenda Cina Cauvinis Cina DAP.

Laporan Utusan Malaysia:

Dr. Mahathir akhirnya tewas kepada DAP

Dr. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD berkunjung ke Ibu pejabat DAP, Kuala Lumpur
DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD berkunjung ke Ibu pejabat DAP, Kuala Lumpur buat pertama kali dalam sejarah untuk menghadiri mesyuarat Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan, kelmarin.

KUALA LUMPUR 4 Okt. – Tindak-tanduk terbaharu Tun Dr. Mahat­hir Mohamad yang sanggup menjejakkan kaki buat kali pertama ke Ibu pejabat DAP disifatkan sebagai simbol ‘kekalahannya’ kepada parti itu.

Pandangan itu disuarakan oleh Presiden Majlis Bekas Wakil Rakyat Malaysia (Mubarak), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Rahman yang ma­sih lagi terkejut dengan tindakan bekas Perdana Menteri itu.

Beliau juga percaya ramai orang Melayu ‘menangis’ melihat peristiwa tersebut kerana tidak menyangka suatu hari, bekas pe­mimpin dikenali dunia tunduk serta akur menjejakkan kaki ke ibu pejabat sebuah parti yang se­panjang 22 tahun pentadbirannya merupakan musuh sejati.

“Dulu beliau dikenali di selu­ruh dunia, nama beliau amat gah.­ Kini, beliau tinggalkan perjuangan bangsa dan menggugat kedudukan negara.

“Perjuangan orang Melayu telah digoncang dengan kemunculan Dr. Mahathir di Ibu pejabat DAP. Beliau sudah ‘menyerah kalah’ kepada DAP, ini tindakan terdesak yang boleh menggadai masa depan bangsa serta negara,” katanya ketika dihubungi di sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas tindakan Dr. Mahathir yang buat pertama kali dalam sejarah politik beliau menjejakkan kaki ke Ibu pejabat DAP di sini malam semalam.

Kehadiran Dr. Mahathir ke ba­ngunan tersebut adalah untuk me­nghadiri mesyuarat Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan.

Menerusi gambar dimuat naik di laman Facebook DAP, Dr. Mahathir dilihat duduk berlatar­belakangkan logo parti itu dan bersebelahan dengan Setiausaha Agung DAP yang belum disahkan jawatan, Lim Guan Eng.

Setiausaha Veteran UMNO Malaysia, Datuk Mustapha Yaakub pula berpendapat, Dr. Mahathir hari ini adalah individu berbeza ketika beliau mengetuai pentadbiran negara dan juga UMNO suatu ketika dulu.

Beliau menjelaskan, Pengerusi Pakatan Harapan itu pada hari ini telah tewas dan tersungkur di dada DAP semata-mata kerana rasa dendam terhadap kepe­mimpinan sedia ada.

Artikel Penuh: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/politik/dr-mahathir-akhirnya-tewas-kepada-dap-1.534148#ixzz4udYjVbNN
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Kerjasama Dr. Mahathir dengan DAP ialah umpama master-slave, dimana DAP memperalatkan sepenuhnya dan eksploiit habis-habisan aura dan kedududkan pemimpin Melayu terutama, selama lebin 40 tahun (5 tahun sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri, 22 tahun sebagai Perdana Menteri dan lebin 13 tahun sebagau Negarawan).

Pertama isu kerjasama dengan DAP bagi ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ yang dilancarkan pada 8 Mac 2016.

his Majesty the King wouldn’t accommodate Tun Dr. Mahathir at arms with the Opposition, particularly his nemesis for 49 years Lim Kit Siang and DAP

Setelah gagal teruk menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak memnggunakan pegawai-pegawai tertinggi Kerajaan yang Dr. Mahathir anggap masih ‘setia’ kepada beliau dan akan mnggunakan kes skandal kommersil 1MDB yang tidak cukup substantif itu untuk menekan Perdana Meneteri Najib berundur 30 bulan lampau, dicubanya melalui sistem mesyuarat AGM tahunan Bahagian UMNO.

Apabila itu gagal, Dr. Mahathir cuba menyuntik idea bahawa berlaku skandal 1MDB dan akan menjejaskan UMNO dan Kerajaan melalui Perwakilan Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2015 pula. Itu juga kecundang.

Dr. Mahathir dalam masa yang sama, cuba menggunakan Parlimen untuk membawa usul ‘Undi Tidak Percaya’ kupada Perdana Menteri Najib. Itu juga gagal.

Sebagai reaksi, beliau berdrama meninggalkan UMNO sekali lagi. Ianya tidak menimbulkan apa-apa mesan malay ahli UMNO melayan tindaka itu umpama ‘seorang kanak-kanak manja yang gagal kemahuannnya dilayan’.

Kemudian, segala ‘U-Turn’ berkenaan segala deklarasi, label dan asas pertentangan parti Cuavinis Cina DAP selama setengah abad ini bahawa ianya “Rasis”, “Ekstremis” dan “Pelampau Perkauman”.

Dr Mahathir kunun-kunun cuba bermain ‘Wayang Kulit’ dan percubaan memaparkan bahawa sebenarnya DAP bukanlah sebuah parti Chauvinis Cina tetapi parti majmuk Malaysia sebenar.

Kerjasama terawal Dr. Mahathir bersama Emperorissimo Chauvinis Cina Lim Kit Siang dan Lim Guan Eng jalan apabila melancarkan ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ pada 8 Mac 2016, dengan missi mengutip 1.4 juta tandatangan kepada petisyen.

Semasa kempen jelajah satu Malaysia mengutip tandatangan, Dr. Mahathir membayangkan bahawa petisyen ini akan dipersembahkan kepada DYMM Raja Raja Melayu sebagai usage untuk menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Najib.

Walaupun, itu adalah pembohongan dan hakikatnya itu tidak akan berlaku sama sekali.

Dr. Mahathir dalam keghairahan menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Najib, agen-agen beliau telah bertebaran meerata dunia sebagai “warga Malaysia yang amat perihatin” pergi membuat laporan kepada agensi penguasa dan perundangan dibeberapa negara antarabangsa.

Laporan yang dikemukakan merupakan salinan dan/atau bahan yang dipaparkan dipelbagai media antarabangsa untuk memberikan gambaran berlaku skandal kewangan antarabangsa di 1MDB dan ianya melibatkan pemimpin negara.

Kekecatan nyata laporan dan paparan tersebut jalan bulto yang substantif dan kredibel untuk membawa penyiasatan yang boleh sampai ke proses pendakwaan, terutama dari narratif yang dibuat iaitu “Kecurian”, “Penipuan”, “Pecah Amanah” dan “Penggubahan Wang Haram”.

Apa yang terhasil sepanjang hamper dua tahun ini ialah media antarabangsa, berkerjasama dengan beberapa agensi penguat kuasa mengggunakan narratif amat berkuasa seperti ‘Kerajaan Kleptokrasi” dan ianya diulang-ulang sebagai propaganda bagi memburukkan kepimpinan Perdana Menteri Najib.

Namun hakikatnya, tiada bukti kukuh yang pernah dikemukakan mana-mana pihak temasuk DoJ Amerika Syarikat yang membuat pengumuman yang sama pada dua Juli berbeza.

Perkara yang paling penting dan menarik galah sehingga setakat ini, tiada tindakan undang-undang berasaskan akta kesalahan, hasil dalam negeri maupun penggubahan wang haram dan apa-apa berkaitan kegiatan jenayah terancang pernah dikemukakan berkenaan 1MDB.

Apabila Pakatan Harapan direpackej semula, tangan halimunan DAP tidak kelihatan walaupun Dr. Mahathir dan pemimpin-pemimpin Melayu lain seperti Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin, Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Mat Sabu dan sebagainya tidak jujur dalam keadaan sebenar Pembangkang didalangi DAP.

Hakikatnya, DAP menyumbang kupada 50% kerusi Pakatan Harapan hari ini di Parlimen menunjukkan kuasa strategik dan operational parti Chauvinis Cina tersebut.

Kini, Dr. Mahathir tertibat pula secara langsung dalam sebagahagian dari drama-tari kegiatan membina dana politik parti ‘Anti Melayu’ ini.

Laporan Malaysian Insight:

Dr Mahathir helps former nemesis DAP raise RM250,000


Looi Sue-Chern

Dr Mahathir helps former nemesis DAP raise RM250,000
Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad shakes hands with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng at the DAP fundraising dinner at Spice Arena in Bayan Baru, Penang, yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 24, 2017.
IN his time, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had these politicians detained without trial.But last night, he was in Penang to help these very people raise close to RM250,000.The former prime minister, who is now chairman of the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan, was the main speaker at the DAP fundraising dinner at SPICE Arena in Bayan Baru, which was attended by more than 3,000 people.His portrait, and those of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, PKR de factor leader Anwar Ibrahim and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu were auctioned off at a starting bid of RM20,000 to raise funds for the party.

Dr Mahathir and DAP both have come a long way since his days as the prime minister. It was under his administration that both Guan Eng and his father Kit Siang were detained under the Internal Security Act during the Op Lalang crackdown.

Now, as PH chairman, Dr Mahathir heads the opposition’s offensive against the Barisan Nasional coalition and former protege Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the main speaker at the DAP fundraising dinner at Spice Arena in Bayan Baru, Penang, yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 24, 2017.
Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the main speaker at the DAP fundraising dinner at Spice Arena in Bayan Baru, Penang, yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 24, 2017.

True to form, much of his 40-minute speech was dedicated to Najib, whom he blamed for giving Malaysia the kleptocracy label through the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal.

Dr Mahathir pointed out that Najib was not as confident as before, and was even afraid.

“I am glad to say that up until now, PH has been seeing Malaysians of different races, communities and tribes who have shown us great support.

“In the past, Najib believed that he had Sabah and Sarawak as fixed deposits. Now he is not so confident. He’s afraid.

“This man, he always smiles. But behind that smile, his heart is beating very, very fast.

“That is why he has no courage to call for the general election. PH is ready to beat BN,” he said to the cheering crowd.

 

Dr Mahathir suggested that Najib would wait until next year to call for the polls, but added Najib may not even hold the polls, something that could be could easily accomplished by the prime minister who had the power to have emergency declared.

“It is very easy. All he has to do is to ask Ali Tinju (army veteran and Malay NGO leader Mohd Ali Baharom), or some other ‘pengganas’ (terrorist) to throw some chairs.

“When chairs are tossed around, Najib can declare an emergency because there is a riot. So no election. If he loses (the election), he can also declare an emergency to prevent the change of government,” he said.

Dr Mahathir was making a reference to the fracas that disrupted the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum in Shah Alam last month when he spoke about the 1MDB scandal. He was taking questions from the floor when shoes and chairs were thrown in his direction while two flares were also lit.

“But if Najib suffers a disastrous loss, he cannot do anything.

“So I am appealing to all of you. If you love this country, want to see it developed peacefully, have a good life, then give PH the biggest majority.

“We are not asking you to go to war or join demonstrations. Just put a cross for PH,” he told the crowd.

The crowd laughed and cheered as Dr Mahathir continued to poke fun at Najib and his “most expensive photo-op” with US President Donald Trump during his recent visit to the White House to “strengthen the US economy”.

Other PH leaders who spoke at the dinner were DAP vice-president and Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran, Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, and Mohamad. – September 24, 2017.

More than 3,000 people attend the DAP fundraising dinner at Spice Arena in Bayan Baru, Penang, yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 24, 2017.
More than 3,000 people attend the DAP fundraising dinner at Spice Arena in Bayan Baru, Penang, yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 24, 2017.

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Setakat tiga puluh bulan ini, Dr. Mahathir kecundangan denna segala helah dan muslihat untuk menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Najib. Ianya gagal kerana bukti yang Dr. Mahathir cuba paparkan itu adalah tidak substantif dan lebih kepada baur politik berbanding dengan kesalahan sebenar, termasuk diukur dari kedudukan moral.

Maka Dr. Mahathir akan terus dengan agenda kesumat peirbadi menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Najib denna apacara sekali pun, termasuk menafikan kedudukan dan prinsip yang beliau pernah ambil.

Mengoptimumkan modal kedudukan sebagai pemimpim tertinggi orang Melayu dan Negarawan selama lebih empat dekad sebagai tawaran utama untuk menaut undi orang Melayu dan menyerahkan buta-buta kepada Cina Cauvinis DAP merupakan pengkhianat kepada Bangsa Melayu yang paling buruk.

Hakikatnya, Dr. Mahathir tergamak menjadi kuda tunggangan dan ‘Trojan Horse’ parti Chauvinis Cina DAP untuk menembusi dan melemahkan segala pertahanan kota-kuasa politik orang Melayu yang menjadi tunggak survival orang Melayu semenjak 1946, demi agenda peribadi menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri Najib.

 

 

 

Published in: on October 5, 2017 at 20:00  Comments (5)  

Ghosts of Christmas Past and Ghouls for Tomorrow

A tweet by United Kingdom and Eire Council for Malaysian Students’ ‘Malaysian Students Leader Summit XI’

Apparently,  Opposition leaders are afraid of some of their dark skeletons in the closet and too arrogant about being “loud and inappropriate” despite of their brilliant education.

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is desperate, in the midst of present Royal Commission of Inquiry on the RM31 billion plus  Forex losses by Bank Negara Malaysia a quarter of century ago.

The Edge Financial Daily story:

BNM’s forex losses totalled RM31.5b, says RCI

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 22, 2017.

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PUTRAJAYA: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) could have incurred up to RM31.5 billion in foreign exchange (forex) trading losses in the early 1990s, the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the forex scandal concluded yesterday.

Chairman of the five-member commission Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan (pic) said the panel came to the conclusion after hearing the testimonies of former BNM employees.

“We have made a finding today (yesterday) that BNM lost [about] RM31.5 billion,” Mohd Sidek said, adding that the figure ought to have been reported in BNM’s annual reports during the relevant period.

“We have to find out who [asked] for it to be hidden,” he added, at the end of the first day of hearing held at the Palace of Justice.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla expressed surprise that Mohd Sidek had made the “unnecessary conclusion” on the very first day of the hearing.

Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, Mohamed Haniff said such a conclusion should only be made at the end of the inquiry.

One former BNM staff, Abdul Aziz Abdul Manaf, testified earlier that the central bank lost RM31.5 billion over a four-year period between 1991 to 1994. Abdul Aziz, who was an accounts manager of BNM and was involved in the preparation of the central bank’s annual reports in 1992 and 1993, however, could not provide further details on the alleged losses, saying he was only in charge of the accounting treatment portion of the reports.

The inquiry set up as the result of a special task force formed in February to investigate the alleged forex losses, after former BNM assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid claimed that the central bank suffered up to US$10 billion (about RM25 billion at that time) and not RM9 billion as was earlier reported by the central bank.

Abdul Murad testified at the inquiry yesterday, saying he was certain that no investigation was conducted by BNM or other enforcement agencies into the forex losses between 1988 and 1994.

He testified that the losses from the currency trading were not reflected in the profit and loss accounts of the central bank, but were instead recorded under the “other reserves” category of the bank’s accounts, in order to escape detection.

Abdul Murad also alleged that in 1992, he had informed the BNM governor at the time, (the late) Tan Sri Jaffar Hussein, that the forex losses BNM had suffered at that point was about US$170 million based on what was stated by the Chemical Bank in New York, but the governor did not believe him.

“The transactions were closed to the management. The governor was not aware,” he said, adding that only one or two people knew of the actual exposure.

He claimed that Jaffar had requested him to explain the forex losses to the then finance minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He added that Anwar had acknowledged to him that if the actual losses were made public he would have to resign as finance minister.

Abdul Murad went on to say that he believed that if the amount of actual losses were revealed, “the finance minister, prime minister and cabinet ministers would have been held accountable.”

Another former BNM official testifying yesterday was Datuk Ahmad Hizzad Baharuddin, who said the central bank did not have a proper system of checks and balances with regard to the forex transactions during the relevant period.

He also informed the panel that BNM did not have an efficient computer system to capture the transactions and instead had to rely on a manual system.

At the outset of the hearing, a lawyer appearing for BNM, Datuk Tan Hock Chuan, requested that the inquiry be held behind closed doors due to the confidential nature of some of the bank’s reports.

He said the two former BNM staff who testified did not have immunity from any criminal action arising from a breach of the the Official Secrets Act.

Mohd Sidek, however, rejected Tan’s request, saying: “I’m advised this is an inquiry, not a trial. We’re commissioned by the [Yang di-Pertuan] Agong to do this.”

He said the Commission of Inquiry Act allows for all evidence given before the inquiry to enjoy absolute privilege, and witnesses are not liable for prosecution.

“If you claim everything [is covered by the] OSA, why have this inquiry? I will not allow any more debate, we are going ahead,” said Mohd Sidek.

The RCI chairman also rejected a request by lawyer Mohamed Haniff for a copy of the witness statements to be furnished to those who were holding watching briefs.

The other members of the RCI are the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (or better known as Pemudah) chairman Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon, High Court judge Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said, BNM chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan and Malaysian Institute of Accountants member K Pushpanathan.

The panel, which has been given five terms of reference, is required to submit its findings to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong by Oct 13.

The terms of reference include determining the validity of the claim that losses have been incurred by BNM due to forex speculation and its impact on the country’s economy, whether BNM’s forex exchange dealings had breached the Central Bank Ordinance 1958 or other laws, and whether there was an attempt to cover up the losses.

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This is not withstanding the demand for another RCI for the death of 14 kampung-men in the bloody incident at Memali, Baling, Kedah on 19 November 1985, after a forum meant to be a debate held by his own party in Shah Alam ten days ago. 

During the Q and A of the forum called ‘Nothing 2 Hide 2’, disgruntled former ARMADA Youths hurled a prickly question about how 14 Kedahan were killed by gunshot wounds and Dr. Mahathir said that is the repercussion of attacking the Police, who came to arrest their leader. 

All hell broke lose!

At the Malaysian Student Leader Summit XI on Saturday at KLCC Convention Centre organised by the UK and Eire Council for Malaysian Student, Parti Bunga ARMDA Chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman shot his party in the foot in a debate with UMNO Youth Exco Shahril Hamdan.

The independent student body based in London to promote student activities provided a platform for Syed to promote the Opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan’s economic policies as the “Government in waiting”.

“Syed Saddiq was bombastic, emotional, rhetorical and did not address the topic. Shahril on the other hand was very cool and elaborated in simple to understand language the economic policies of the Government, which is by the party he represented”.

Several students who sought education in the fields of science and technology in the United Kingdom opined about the debate’.

“We gave him a chance to convince us. ‘Come on, tell us what is you people are all about’. But he gave us nothing!”.

These students are indifferent about politics. At the age of just of majority age and earn their qualification to be voters, they are equally blind about Malaysian politics and economics.

“We are not interested in politics but after hearing him and Dr Ong, some of us are now considering to join UMNO Club in London. Shahril made more sense!”.

By the way, in a session earlier , DAP MP for Serving Dr. Ong Kian Ming called Election Commission as “Suruhanjaya Perosak Rakyat”.

“We cannot believe an MP said that to us. What is more baffling, he attended LSE (London School of Economics) and Cambridge!”.

Both are very prestigious British universities.

On the same note, another British graduate from  a prestigious university and Opposition Leader shall serve the 18 months jail sentence for possession of a His Majesty’s Government secret document.

The Sun Daily story:

Rafizi’s 18-month jail sentence upheld (Updated)

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli — Sunpix by Adib Rawi Yahya

 

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today upheld the 18-month jail term against Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for possession of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report without approval.

However, the PKR vice-president was acquitted and discharged of exposing a page of the report under the OSA.

Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah allowed a stay of sentence, pending the filing of a notice of appeal by Rafizi against the decision.

“The court allows the appeal on the first charge but uphold the accused’s conviction on the second charge,” ruled Azman.

The court maintained the RM20,000 bail on Rafizi.

On Nov 14, 2016, Rafizi was jailed 18 months for unauthorised possession of page 98 of the 1MDB Audit Report, which was obtained in contravention of the Official Secrets Act 1972 and he has no right to retain it.

He was accused of committing the offence at the Parliament Building lobby at about 3pm on March 24, 2016.

The offence was under Section 8 (1)( c) ( iii) of the Official Secrets Act 1972 (Act 88), which is punishable with a term not less than one year but not exceeding seven years jail.

On the second charge, Rafizi was jailed another 18 months jail term with conducting himself as to endanger the safety of secrecy by disclosing the content of the page in a press conference at about 3pm on March 28, 2016.

The offence is under Section 8 (1) (c) (iv), punishable with a term not less than one year but not exceeding seven years jail.

Outside the court, Rafizi’s lawyer Gobind Singh said he would be filing a notice appeal.

Previously, the Sessions Court had convicted Rafizi on both OSA charges and sentenced him to 18 months in prison, with the sentences to run concurrently.

“He remains as an MP and the law, as it stands requires us to go through the entire appeal process, before anything could happen in respect to the status as an MP,” said Gobind.

“We will seek an early date for the appeal to be heard as we are confident our client should not be found guilty,” he added.

Asked if he could be able to contest in the next general election, Rafizi said as it is he can’t, unless the conviction is set aside before the general election.

He said it depends on the date set by the Court of Appeal and it depends on the verdict of the Court of Appeal.

“As far as I am concerned nothing changes as far as my current status on my eligibility and it is business as usual,” said Rafizi.

The Pandan MP risks losing his seat and being ineligible to contest in the next general election if the conviction is upheld as those sentenced to more than a year’s jail or fined more than RM2,000 cannot contest in an election.

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Rafizi has been known to be habitual liar, has been in various court cases for his unsubstantiated allegations and lies.

The PKR Vice President is currently being sued by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak for the lies he former spewed against the latter and his wife in the issue of subsidy, during a speech in Bandar Tun Razak on 22 November 2014.

It obvious Dr Mahathir, Rafizi and a string of other Opposition leaders particularly in the likes of Amanah President Mat Sabu and DAP Leaders continuously spin and lie with the over tone of unsubstantiated allegations and seditious remarks.

These are part of their in strategy to sow hatred and demonise UMNO and Barisan National leaders and component parties, to come into power.

The Chairman of Pakatan Harapan Dr. Mahathir even throw around in the name for HRH Rulers and His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, in his speeches especially in the days of trying to get signatures for ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ petition. 

Dr. Mahathir hoodwinked the rakyat about the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ petition would be the tool for His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong and HRH Rulers to oust Prime Minister Najib.

They obviously cannot win for their lack of realistic offerings and formidable proposal to move the nation forward, for obvious reasons of the lack commonality as a coalition of political parties with opposing values, direction and agenda.

These are the ghouls of tomorrow, in their desperate quest to come into power for themselves and not the rakyat.

 

Published in: on August 23, 2017 at 23:30  Comments (3)  

Throwing pebbles in the glasshouse

Politicians whose precarious track record filled with skeletons in the closet would be haunted by their own demons within themselves, if not the ghouls of their own sins.

New Straits Times story:

Pakatan leaders at odds over what caused violence at ‘Nothing to Hide’ event

By SYED UMAR ARIFF

August 14, 2017 @ 9:13pm

SYED UMAR ARIFF

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan leaders are at odds over the cause of the violence that erupted during the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum in Shah Alam on Sunday.

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali pinned the blame on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s absence from the event, which he claimed had led to the gathering’s chaotic end.

In making the allegation, Azmin said the prime minister’s team would have had conducted a detailed security sweep of the venue if Najib was to appear at the forum.

“I am sure that if he (Najib) had appeared, nothing would have happened. His security team will be in full force, and there will be screening to ensure the prime minister’s safety,” Azmin said when met after a Pakatan Harapan protem leaders’ press conference today.

On Sunday, Azmin had alleged Najib as the “mastermind” of the incident, which saw bottles, chairs and a flare thrown at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was speaking on centre-stage at Dewan Raja Muda Musa.

However, at a press conference earlier, PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the security detail was lacking as “politicians would not know how to differentiate between good and bad individuals” in the hall.

“We politicians do not have the skills to ascertain between good and bad people.
“It is difficult for us to know because we are not from a security team.

“Of course, we gave the assurance that no untoward incidents would happen, but we would not know if there are actually protesters making their way in, especially if they wear the same (party uniform) like us.”

Muhyiddin also claimed that the chaos was likely premeditated.
“But of course, we will be more careful in the future.

The commotion broke out shortly after an audience member asked Dr Mahathir about the 1985 Memali incident in Kedah.

Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali were escorted safely out of the hall.

The police later deployed a Light Strike Force anti-riot team.
Three teenagers were later detained to facilitate investigations.

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And:

The Mole story:

Was Nothing to Hide fracas for real or self-sabotage?

nothing2hide
Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi


More opinion about the ‘Nothing 2 Hide 2’, which appeared to some as “What else is he hiding?”

The Malay Mail Online story:Leaders say Dr M, organisers must be held responsible over fracas

Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/leaders-say-dr-m-organisers-must-be-held-responsible-over-fracas#OJIh3V8TtswJ2g1C.99

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the organiser of the ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ forum must take full responsibility for the fracas that occurred during the programme yesterday, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

He said blaming others, specifically Umno and the Barisan Nasional, was irresponsible of them.

The commotion occurred as Dr Mahathir was asked a question on the Memali incident that took place in 1985 that resulted in the deaths of 18 people, four of them policemen.

Mahdzir said that though the Memali incident happened a long time ago, it had left a deep impact on the family members and villagers in the area.

“We do not know, maybe the person who asked the question was personally affected or his family had something to do with the incident,” he said at a press conference after presenting prizes to winners of the Inter-Division Choir Competition held in conjunction with Independence Month 2017 organised by the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture Association (MESCA) here today.

Mahdzir was commenting on allegations that Barisan Nasional and Umno had orchestrated the incident during the programme organised by the youth wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) in Shah Alam, Selangor, which had to be postponed after shoes, chairs, flares, slippers and water bottles were thrown while Dr Mahathir was answering a question on the Memali tragedy.

He said there should not be wild allegations that the ruling party had orchestrated the incident to cover its weaknesses because the programme should not have even been held in the first place as it was merely to give Dr Mahathir a chance to speak for the sake of political mileage.

Mahdzir condemned the fracas and violence at the programme and said he hoped that the police would investigate to find out the cause and identify those responsible for the incident.

Earlier, at the event today, the Co-curriculum and Culture Division was announced winner of the competition.

In KUALA LUMPUR, Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun said PPBM youth head Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman should be held responsible for the incident for failing to ensure the safety of the audience at the programme, resulting in people being injured.

“The youth head (Syed Saddiq) should have foreseen such incidences and provided the highest security during the forum,” he told reporters at the lobby of Parliament.

Shah Alam District Police chief ACP Shafien Mamat has said that three youths aged 17, 18 and 19 had been detained to assist in the investigation into the incident.

Azwan condemned the incident and said it was a wake-up call to PPBM, that not all party members liked their leaders.

He said there was even the possibility that the fracas was planned by PPBM members themselves so they could blame Umno for it.

Immediately after the media reported the incident, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali claimed that Umno had masterminded it.

In response, Azwan denied that Umno Youth was involved in the incident and urged the authorities to conduct a full investigation and arrest those responsible.

Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim said the accusation by the Pakatan Harapan leadership that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the mastermind behind the incident was a serious matter as it was aimed at tarnishing the good name of the country’s leader.

“It is common practice for the opposition to cover up their own weakness. They should look at the security control from all aspects,” he said.

In IPOH, Selangor Umno Liaison Committee chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar lambasted Azmin’s statement which accused Umno and Najib of causing the fracas.

He said Azmin’s statement was defamatory as the results of the investigation into the incident were not finalised but Azmin blamed Umno and the Prime Minister with using gangsters and accused Najib of being a coward.

Noh, who is also Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, was speaking to reporters after presenting appointment letters to the committee members of the Perak People’s Representative 2017-2019 session and the presentation of the Perak PBT 2016 awards today.

In SHAH ALAM, Selangor Umno deputy chairman Datuk Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan also said the organisers of the programme should be responsible for the chaos that occurred.

He said the organisers should be blamed for compromising on the safety of those who attended the forum.

He added it was irresponsible for anyone to blame other parties, specifically Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the fracas.

“What basis and evidence is there for the accusations made against the Prime Minister,” he said.

Meanwhile in PETALING JAYA, PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the fracas was totally unexpected and could have been orchestrated by irresponsible parties.

“We gave our assurance that safety would be ensured, but if there were people who entered wearing our shirts, with bad intentions…this was something we did not expect,” he said. — Bernama
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/leaders-say-dr-m-organisers-must-be-held-responsible-over-fracas#OJIh3V8TtswJ2g1C.99

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Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s 22 years 3 months and 15 days tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, President of UMNO and Barisan National is not at all without controversies, abuses and scandals.

His leadership who was described as “Not Sterling”, would always be remembered in the many adverse and negative ways and tones, despite the progress and transformation he did brought forth to the nation.

‘Dictator’, is synonymous for the man who is known then and still remembered for punishing those who crossed him.

The Star story:

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dr M was a ‘dictator in his time’

Cute gift: Najib is given a cat by Puteri Umno leader Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (right) at Masjid Tanah in Melaka. Looking on are (from left) Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Dr Ahmad Zahid and Abd Rauf.

Cute gift: Najib is given a cat by Puteri Umno leader Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (right) at Masjid Tanah in Melaka. Looking on are (from left) Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Dr Ahmad Zahid and Abd Rauf.

MELAKA: Former Umno president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never a popular figure among party members during his tenure as president, revealed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Umno president said Dr Mahathir ruled the party with an iron fist to ensure continued support from leaders and the grassroots.

“During his tenure, Umno members were afraid of him. He would go after you if you didn’t support him,” Najib said in his speech when opening the Masjid Tanah Umno division meeting here yesterday.

The Prime Minister said Dr Mahathir’s dictatorial style of leadership was what had enabled him to remain as Umno president for so long.

He said Dr Mahathir, who is now Parti Bersatu Pribumi Malaysia chairman, was also an ungrateful leader who conveniently forgot those who supported him during his time of need.

Najib said, without his support as the then Umno Youth vice-chief during the bitter party election in 1987, Dr Mahathir who was challenged by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah would not have won.

During the election, Dr Mahathir won by a razor-thin majority of only 43 votes.

“He has forgotten that without me throwing support behind him, he would not have emerged as winner,” he said.

Najib said Tengku Razaleigh was very upset with him for supporting Dr Mahathir, but for him “Umno and loyalty to the leadership must always come first”.

He said, once he took over as Umno president, he had also abolished the quota system introduced by Dr Mahathir to remain in power.

“I did away with the unwanted system and allowed the 165,000 grassroots leaders to vote for top leaders,” he said.

Also present at the event were deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Melaka Umno chief Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Masjid Tanah Umno division chief Datuk Seri Abd Rauf Yusoh and former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman.

Najib said Dr Mahathir’s attempt to drive a wedge between him and Dr Ahmad Zahid was also a futile exercise, as he has full trust in his deputy.

“I treasure the friendship that we have since 1976. I attended courses and even slept in the same dormitory with Ahmad Zahid and it is impossible for someone to try to break these ties that go way back,” he said.

Najib also announced that he would not turn against the party in the event that he was no longer president.

“Umno is a sacred party and no one should be allowed to destroy it,” he added.

Earlier when opening the Bukit Katil Umno division meeting, Najib hailed former Umno deputy president Tun Ghafar Baba as a true party loyalist.

He said Ghafar’s loyalty to the party was true and pure and his dedication should be emulated by all members.

“He once said that position was not important to him but Umno was.

“All of us must have this kind of spirit especially if we want to win back Bukit Katil,” he said.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/14/dr-m-was-a-dictator-in-his-time-najib-he-ruled-with-iron-fist-to-ensure-support/#Bf5PQLcwhPxpQi2i.99

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Despite leading a nation which practiced Constitutional Monarchy democratic system which continuously had a Parliament, he had the ultimate responsibility of the nation.

Brutal murder of Bank Bumiputra Assistant General Manager Jalil Ibrahim in 1983, the bail out of Bank Bumiputra twice, MAMINCO fiasco, Memali Incident on 19 November 1985, the UMNO leadership challenge in April 1987, the dreregistration of UMNO on 8 Feb 1988 and the sacking of Lord President and suspension of five Supreme Court Judges in 1988.

In the likes of the new development brought forth by the revelation of then Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Musa Hitam recently, PAS Vice President Mahfuz Omar demanded that the Federal Government withdraw the White Paper presented to Parliament but set a Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Memali Incident.

That was all within the first two terms of his leadership. UMNO/Barisan National lost Kelantan to PAS in the November 1990 8 GE, which was never recovered. In the same GE, Barisan Nasional also lost Sabah to PBS.

Dr. Mahathir in his sarcasm, admitted that he was a “Dictator” of the nation.

The Straits Times story:

Malaysia’s Mahathir admits he was a ‘dictator’

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad attending a meeting of political and civil leaders looking to change the government, in KL on March 27, 2016.
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad attending a meeting of political and civil leaders looking to change the government, in KL on March 27, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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MAR 27, 2016, 9:08 PM SGT

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that he was a “dictator” during his 22-year rule in Malaysia and was partly at fault for pushing Mr Najib Razak as Prime Minister.

He said this at a press conference after the “Save Malaysia” congress on Sunday (March 27). The former premier was asked how the appointment of a new prime minister would change the political situation.

Dr Mahathir explained that regardless of who replaces Mr Najib, they would know what would happen if they abused their power.

“They can do what I did, I was also a dictator before, but that is all right. People did not demonstrate like this against me before,” he said in a jest.

Dr Mahathir added that he was not entirely at fault for the damage done by the current leadership.

He said that the fault began with second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak recommending him to third prime minister Tun Hussein Onn as a replacement.

“The fault began with Tun Razak for recommending me to Tun Hussein, and then Tun Hussein for choosing me as his deputy. And I got elected as prime minister.

“As a prime minister, I have to choose my deputy. It was (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) followed by Tun Abdullah Badawi.

“I was responsible for asking Tun Abdullah to appoint Najib, so not only me. A lot of people were involved in choosing him. So it is my fault and other people’s fault,” he said.

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Of course, he did operate the nation all by himself. However, like Captain Edward Smith who commandeered RMS Titanic which was then the most sophisticated and largest ocean liner, is responsible for her sinking on 12 April 1912.

Dr. Mahathir abused the democracy in many ways.

An immediate example is that he utilised the Parliament to curb the power of the nine HRH Rulers and their immediate family, who were immune to laws and changed the Federal Constitution, twice.

He used the provision for detention without trial under the Emergency Ordinance and Internal Security Act against his detractors and political dissenters. The example is he was the Home Minister who signed the detention order of 106 persons arrested under ISA in October 1987.

The sacking of his own Deputy in Cabinet and party Anwar Ibrahim on 2 and 3 September 1998 respectively, was followed by the detention under ISA of leaders of his own party.

They include Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and MB Perak Dato’ Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who were then UMNO Youth leaders and staunch supporters of Anwar Ibrahim.

Sabah under PBS suffered when Federal Government continuously reduced funding and development, which has strategic impact till present day.

Dr. Mahathir wants the support of the people to oust Prime Minister Najib and now BN, but he cannot even truthfully answer the queries thrown at him but instead be elusive and evasive.

A Facebook comment:

“Terang komennya, dari saudara Norizan bin Yahya.

I was there and (I was) the fourth person to ask a question. The question that got into trouble was question no 6.

The first question was about why Azmin was elected as election strategic director. Answer: Yang penting menang election.

Second question: why want to pick Anwar as the next PM since he is a sodomite and are you now saying Anwar was not guilty and he was jailed because he was your political enemy then?

Answer: Even Anwar did not ask those kind of question to me anymore. Itu perkara lama bla bla bla until the person who asked (the) question shouted : Jawab la soalan! Ini forum nothing to hide…I turned around and asked that guy to respect the majlis.

Then, (it was) my turn. I asked how come you said 40 billion disappeared into thin air but balance sheet of 1MDB showed that they have 51 billion (in) assets. “Macam mana Tun kira?” He digressed and did not answer my question but instead he said we must look at the banking statement.

My point is he kept on evading questions with loyar buruk answers as usual. So, the crowd got irritated.

What sparked the anger was when he answered the question about Memali. He said (the) 4 policemen died and the 18 PAS members who died deserved the same fate too.

Then ada satu selipar sudah terbang…..the rest you can read everywhere…”

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The fact is that, if Dr. Mahathir is not prepared to address issues so prevalent raised pertaining him, then he should have not continue trying to test others when he himself failed so many tests.

There is no need to list all the probable ‘Mahathir Haters’. He did so many things which is unimaginable how he survived so far, so long without being pelted with rotten eggs.

Rotten eggs are not dangerous weapons, unlike stones or even pebbles.

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