Agony of defeat

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s desire to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak is waning further after his agents to bring individuals linked to 1MDB with allegations of embezzlement and money laundering to US courts, had to be withdrawn.

Malaysiakini story:


Husam, Matthias drop 1MDB class action suit in US court

9 comments     Published 24 Sep 2016, 5:14 pm     Updated 24 Sep 2016, 7:49 pm

Salor assemblyperson Husam Musa and lawyer Matthias Chang have dropped their class action suit against US-based corporations and individuals linked to alleged embezzlement and money laundering involving 1MDB.

This is according to a court filing on Friday, in the New York Southern District Court, by US-based attorneys representing the duo.

Appended below is the listing for the notice of dismissal available for public viewing on the US Federal Court System’s Public Access to Court Records (Pacer) online website, as noted on federal court cases monitoring service site pacermonitor.com.

“NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the plaintiff(s) and or their counsel(s), hereby give notice that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, WITHOUT prejudice against the defendant(s) Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Debra Whelan Johnson, Timothy Leissner, Christopher Joey McFarland, Metropolis IX Capital Advisors, LLC, Red Granite Pictures, Inc., Riza Shahriz Bin Abdul Aziz, Low Taek Jho. Document filed by Husam Musa, Matthias Chang. (Burke, Louis).”

According to Rule 41(a)(1)A(i) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss their suit without a court order by filing a notice of dismissal before the opposing party serves either an answer or a motion for summary judgment.

The voluntarily dismissal was also done without prejudice, which will give them leeway to file a new legal action in the future, if they so desire.

However, the reason the suit was dropped is unknown.

When contacted, Husam told Malaysiakini, “I have not received an explanation yet from my counsel, but they will update me soon.”

Malaysiakini is also attempting to reach Chang for comments. The duo filed the suitin a US court in August.

Meanwhile, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Red Granite said, “Dismissing this frivolous lawsuit was the right thing to do because it never should have been filed in the first place.

“Red Granite continues to work on exciting new projects,” added the film production and distribution company.

In an immediate reaction, Multimedia and Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak condemned “Western media” for not reporting that the suit had been dismissed.

“This lawsuit by Tun (Dr) Mahathir’s henchmen generated global news and controversy when it was filed on 11 August (2016).

“But, strangely, the Wall Street Journal and other Western media haven’t reported that yesterday the lawsuit was dismissed,” he said in a statement today.

The class action suit was to seek damages for the theft of the state investment firm’s funds as well as to recover assets acquired using the stolen funds.

The class action followed the US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil forfeiture suits which sought to seize more than US$1 billion in assets allegedly acquired using stolen 1MDB funds.

The DOJ claims that overall, US$3.5 billion of 1MDB funds were misappropriated.

US$731 million of this was found to have been transferred to the accounts of a figure the DOJ referred to as ‘Malaysian Official 1’ (MO1).

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan has since confirmed MO1 is Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Najib, however, has denied claims of misappropriating government funds.

But his stepson, Riza, is also named in the DOJ’s court documents, and was one of the eight defendants in the class action suit by Husam and Chang

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This is seen as another failure to the Statesman is his personal obsession to oust Prime Minister Najib with various stunts since going public to demonise the latter with 1MDB financial woes 18 months ago.

This obsession is the worst stunt pulled by Tun Dr. Mahathir, when he went against all rules which include manipulation, lies, making seditious and unconstitutional statements and even tried to drag the Rulers into his politics.

In early March he teamed up with his lifelong political nemesis in the likes of Lim Kit Siang and DAP, Hishamuddin Rais, Ambiga Sreenivasan and others to launch the ‘Dr Mahathir-Kit Siang Declaration’.

In his quest to draw up the public to sign the petition, Tun Dr. Mahathir proclaimed that the outcome of the exercise would be presented to His Majesty the King in his quest to out Prime Minister Najib.

After a few months, the outcome of petition was suspiciously fraudulent when he claimed “Managed to get 1.4million signatures”. On 16 Sept., he tries to sell this lemon to His Majesty the King.

It is believed now he is trying to present himself to the Council of Rulers, for the same excuse and quest. The next Council of Rulers meeting is scheduled to be in October.

The international conspiracy of the attempt to demonise Prime Minister Najib as the strategy to defeat and out him is clear that the Neo Con Jewish media which is supporting Tun Dr. Mahathir’s agenda, is silent about this withdrawal of suit from the New York courts.

Published in: on September 24, 2016 at 23:59  Comments (3)  

Rubbing the Royals the wrong way

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad isn’t going down well with the monarchs when the former got another tongue-lashing by HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar of Johor for his critical remark against ‘Bangsa Johor’ as “Parochialism might disunite Malaysians”.

Tun Dr. Mahathir also did not achieve what he hoped to get from meeting His Majesty Seri Paduka Baganda Yang DiPertuan Agong in Langkawi last week.

Malaysiakini story:

Najib: Agong told me of Mahathir meet

2 comments Published Today 9:16 pm Updated Today 9:19 pm

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak revealed that he was fully aware of what took place during Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) adviser Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s audience with the Agong last week.

“I was informed by the Agong that he received an audience from the Bersatu adviser at Istana Bukit Malut in Langkawi last week,” said the PM in a statement today.

However, Najib explained that the meeting did not quite exactly go down the route that the ex-premier probably wanted.

“In the meeting His Highness took notice of the matter that was brought up by Mahathir. However, the Agong explained to Mahathir that he cannot be involved in what Bersatu is doing.

“This is as the declaration made by Bersatu was not in accordance with the constitution. Any action should be in line with accepted practices via the parliament and electoral system for the rakyat to make their decision,” related Najib’s statement further.

While it was not mentioned in his statement, the ‘declaration’ that the PM said the Agong refused to be involved in likely refers to the Save Malaysia Citizen’s Declaration started by Mahathir early this year, which the ex-PM claimed garnered over 1.3 million signatures.

In the declaration which Mahathir wanted to submit to the Agong, but failed to do so previously, the former prime minister along with civil society activists, NGO leaders, Umno rebels and opposition leaders urged Najib to step down over the multitudes of scandal since he took office, in particular the 1MDB saga.

Najib had denied all wrong doing and accused Mahathir and the others of trying to circumvent democracy and bring down a duly elected democratic leader.

Malaysiakini had previously reported a source confirming Mahathir’s audience with the Agong, thought no details were forthcoming on what actually transpired during the meeting.

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In fact, Tun Dr. Mahathir was told off right into his face that His Majesty should not be involved in politics, especially his.

The Star story:

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | MYT 9:24 PM

Najib: King has told Dr M he won’t interfere in political matters

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah explained to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he could not interfere in the efforts made by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

The Prime Minister said he had been informed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong about the audience granted by the King to Dr Mahathir, who is also PPBM advisor, at Istana Bukit Malut, Langkawi, last week.

“At the meeting, the King had taken note of the issues raised by Tun Dr Mahathir.

“However, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong also explained to Tun Dr Mahathir that he could not interfere in the efforts made by PPBM,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Najib said that this was because the declaration made by PPBM did not comply with the Constitution and any action should be according to the normal practice, which is through Parliament and the election system. – Bernama

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In his desperation to oust Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak after so many failed political stunts, the Fifth UMNO President tried to draw the sentiments by  attempting indirectly drawing the monarchs into his political gambit.

A month ago he apologised for removing the power of assent to the monarchs thirty three years when he was the Prime Minister, on the excuse that what ever the Executive brought upon HRHs and His Majesty, it is of the will of the people.

This include new bills passed in State Assemblies and Parliament and would automatically comes into force even without the royal assent after thirty days.

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

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

It is unlikely that His Majesty SPB YDP Agong XVI would be drawn into Tun Dr. Mahathir’s politics, especially the formation of his new party Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is seen as splitting the Malays.

The former Prime Minister of 22 years formed Primbumi Bersatu with other dissenters with the intention to break UMNO’s political support from the Malays.

Tun Dr. Mahathir has resorted to exaggeration, manipulation, lies, slander and even asking foreign intervention to oust Prime Minister Najib, on top of teaming up with his life long nemesis in the likes of Lim Kit Siang and Teresa Kok of DAP.

Published in: on September 21, 2016 at 21:39  Comments (3)  

Motley Crew

A Johny-come-lately American lawyer, who is also a former beauty queen is making a ruckus for unable to see her client and demanded to meet the Home Minister for it.

The Star story:

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 | MYT 4:28 PM

Anwar’s lawyer seeks explanation over alleged denial of access

 

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PUTRAJAYA : Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s newly appointed international legal adviser is seeking an explanation from the Home Minister as to why she was denied access to her client.

Kimberley Motley, the latest addition to Anwar’s legal team said that her Malaysian counterpart had submitted a letter to the Sungai Buloh prison‎ dated September 10, informing them of yesterday’s planned meeting.

“However, when we went to the prison this morning, I was not allowed to meet my client and no reasons were given.

“I would like to meet the Home Minister ‎to seek answers as to why I can’t see Anwar,” she said when met at the Home Ministry.

Motley, who was accompanied by lawyer ‎Raul Lee Bhaskaran, could not secure a meeting with Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who was not in his office at that time.

“I will continue to try to meet both the Home Minister and Anwar while I’m here. I’ve travelled thousands of miles to see my clients and I’m denied access. This is a travesty of justice,” said the United States’ based lawyer.

Motley said she was appointed by Anwar to be his international legal adviser on September 7 and would be working on his case pro bono‎ or without any fees.

“I have known his case for a number of years have spoken to his lawyers and daughter (Nurul Izzah). I intend to be present in court with his Malaysian legal team whenever Anwar’s case is on,” she said.

Motley has been a practicing attorney since 2003 and has worked in Afghanistan since 2008. She is founder of Motley Legal Services and cofounder to Motley Consulting International.

In addition to her legal practice in Afghanistan and the U.S. she has also done extensive research work particularly in the area of juvenile justice that has been reported internationally.

She graduated from Marquette Law School in 2003, and also received a Master’s of Science Degree in the area of Criminal Justice in 2003 and a B.S. in the area of criminal justice with a minor in political science in 2000 from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

In 2004 she was also crowned as Mrs. Wisconsin.

Sungai Buloh prisons officials and Prisons director-general ‎Datuk Seri Zulkifli Omar could not be contacted for comments.

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Motley must first appreciate that the prison system is not here to serve her convenience.

The fact is that she submitted the notice to visit Anwar Ibrahim, who she claimed to be her client on 10 September. That is a Saturday. In this country, Saturday is non working day for public services.

The nation has also been on leave since Saturday till yesterday, which is Hari Raya Korban, the second most important religious holiday for Muslims worldwide.

Motley cannot expect to have her application probably opened the first time this morning and granted the visitation. There could be many reasons for being denied visitation.

Probably the notice is too short. Had Motley written and given the notice in seven working days, probably it would make better sense.

Two, to the prison services officers, Motley is not a known legal counsel for Anwar. Hence, the prison officers might need a little more time to process and verify Motley’s request.

Three, being an American doesn’t actually help for the prison officers to process the application. Let alone faster. Probably it could take longer because she is a foreigner and practicing law not registered with the Bar Council.

Who the hell Motley thinks she is demanding to see the Home Minister, just because she cannot see Anwar which could arise by her own shortcomings?

Its a typical diva attitude, coupled with the American arrogance that the world is so familiar with.

What Motley ought to do is apply to see Anwar and get a number. The prison system exist not to serve people like her. She wait until she get her business done, not the prison service serve her convenience.

Then again, what other angles yet Anwar Ibrahim or any of his legal team yet to pronounce this far which have not been said. Being a motley crew is best describing Anwar’s legal team since eighteen years ago.

Published in: on September 13, 2016 at 18:28  Comments (4)  

Democratically legal anarchy

The agenda to oust the successful ruling Government of sixty one years is paramount for Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for his personal agenda to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak instead of propelling nationhood constructively.

The Star story:

Friday, 9 September 2016 | MYT 12:17 PM

Dr Mahathir: To topple BN, Opposition parties need to unite

 

BY JOSEPH KAOS JR

PUTRAJAYA: All Opposition parties need to unite under one pact if it wants to topple the Barisan Nasional government, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

This includes PAS as well, the party that broke ties with ex-coalition partners DAP and PKR, said the chairman of the newly-established Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

“All Opposition parties need to unite if they harbour hopes of changing the government.

“This is to avoid three-cornered fights in the next election. If they do not do this, then they will lose, like they always have for the past 59 years.

“In a three-cornered fight, the most likely winner is Barisan, so it must be avoided.

“What I say applies to all Opposition parties, and this includes PAS,” the former premier told reporters after the formal registration of PPBM at the Registrar of Societies here Friday.

The protem committee members, led by Dr Mahathir and president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, arrived at the RoS at 9.15am for a meeting.

Other protem committee members present was former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

Muhyiddin said the public can apply to be party members from Sept 14.

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The Fifth UMNO President and Third Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman calls for all Opposition parties to unite to topple BN instead of setting out an agenda, for the nation to be more developed, prosperous and economically stronger and more productive.

This is very irresponsible for a Leader who contributed to the hastened the development of the nation.

Even if the Opposition could be united and BN could be defeated in a general election, the opposition pack does not necessarily brought upon greater good for Malaysia.

The current three states under the Opposition is nor reflective on how the Opposition being united could brought forth betterment.

The economic standing and growth of Selangor and Pulau Pinang cannot be compared and measured against Kelantan. There is also no evidence how Opposition managed to introduce and invoke strategic economic development programs even in the largest and strongest economies within the Federation despite being in power since eight years ago.

PAS.PKR and DAP are only interested to holding into power independently.

No evidence what so ever they have a shred interest in anyway what so ever to do strategic economic development programs and open opportunities to cross-subsidise for the more stronger economic like Selangor provide resources for grossly under developed Kelantan, even though after eight years as Pakatan Rakyat and Pakatan Harapan.

Politically, Tun Dr. Mahathir already hoodwinked Malaysia on his agenda to topple Prime Minister Najib. A year ago, he was crying about “Saving UMNO and saving BN” as the justificatication to oust Najib.

After several miserably failed political stunts which include participating in BERSH 4.0, getting UMNO Divisions and General Assembly to boldly ‘revolt’, vote of no confidence in Parliament which never came, ripple less after quitting UMNO in February, he continued to hoodwink Malaysians.

He teamed up with individual Opposition Leaders such as Lim Kit Siang, Mat Sabu, Azmin Ali, Mahfuz Omar, Teresa Kok, Anthony Loke,Ambiga, Hishamuddin Rais to launch the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ and collect signatures as petition. According to him then, the signatures were to be presented to SPB YDP Agong, in the process of ousting Prime Minister Najib.

The fact that as a Prime Minister of almost twenty three years, he every well knew that even SPB YDP Agong nor the Rulers Council had the constitutional powers to remove a legally elected and sworn in Prime Minister.

Another interesting fact, in the past six months Tun Dr. Mahathir had never obtained the opportunity to present himself to SPB YDP Agong, to discuss about the petition which he also claimed “Obtained 1.27 million signatures”.

His latest stunt is to instigate sacked Deputy UMNO President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin to form a new party and this only serve as a democratically legal means to his personal political anarchy agenda.

The new party president pronounces that they expect many Malays and Bumiputera to join them, based on the feedback they have gathered. The Head of Membership Committee is Akramsyah Sanusi, who cannot even get onboard UMNO Youth Exco twice and any positions at Division level.

Nothing good would derived out of this latest hair brain ache,e of Tun Dr. Mahathir. Pribumi Bersatu would not g0 far, the Opposition Pack (Pakistan Harapan) would have no confidence in them, amongst themselves slack and slip further.

And that is not without making pronouncements and proclamation which eclectically colour the political sky and delussionise and confuses the middle Malaysia to bits.

Its an obsessed strategic minded machiavellian at work and all of us are herds and game for his political hunt.

History has clearly demonstrated no one is bigger than UMNO, even founding father Dato’ Onn Jaafar. He failed miserably with Independent Malayan Party and Parti Negara.

Tengku Razaleigh didn’t get anywhere with Semangat 46, after eight years. And Anwar Ibrahim is still back in square one after 18 years of ‘Reformasi’.

In Tun Dr Mahathir, in the final analysis is about his own megalomaniac ego and serving a personal obsessed political agenda.

Published in: on September 10, 2016 at 04:00  Comments (2)  

Union of the Snakes

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Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad making an appearance in court for his own political nemesis and former Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim pertaining to the injunction on the NSC Act, getting many wishful gullibles to see an opportunity of betterment for Malaysia.

The fact is quite the opposite. Anwar has been proven exhaustively  in the courts for being corrupt and abusive, particularly in  the acts of a tedious sexual crime is getting chummy-chummy with his former Boss who sacked him exactly eighteen years ago for the very crime.

Tun Dr. Mahathir has been proven to the the perfect Machiavellian, who thrives on treating politicians and personalities as political whores as long it serves the agenda he interpreted.

Who could the the two most corrupted and abusive political maestros getting together, be good for the nation?

Minister of Communication and Multimedia Dato’ Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak is right; it is a sign of ultimate desperation.

In between them, they do not have enough meat and water tight issues to sink Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak down.

So they get together and appeal to the gullibles, with the falsehood of even they are the most bitter nemesis but no agenda more important than ousting Prime Minister Najib.

The fact is that, tow wrong would never make anything right. Anwar has been proven to be a wrong. Tun Dr. Mahathir in his impatient gores to tank Prime Minister Najib up, make serious wrongs like lying, crossing the lines he drew, demonise the Malaysian Government in international media and inviting foreign forces to meddle and topple Prime Minister Najib.

Published in: on September 6, 2016 at 11:43  Comments (2)  

You thought you have seen it all!

Tun Dr Mahathir lending support to Anwar Ibrahim in Court of Appeal 5 Sept 2016

Tun Dr Mahathir lending support to Anwar Ibrahim in Court of Appeal 5 Sept 2016

Not until Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad appeared in Courts, to support former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

It is the greatest travesty of mainstream politics this nation has seen, as exactly eighteen years ago Tun Dr. Mahathir had Anwar sack from the Cabinet and a day later, from UMNO.

According to then the Fourth Prime Minister, “Anwar committed a hedious crime” and to put him away was paramount because he was a menace to society.

Today, Tun Dr. Mahathir lend support to his biggest political nemesis, who is currently serving a five year jail term for sodomising political aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.

He has proven there is nothing he would not do to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak. A year ago, he crossed his own lines by attending and speaking at BERSIH 4.0 two days in a row.

Exactly six months ago, he made a political pack with all his political nemesis especially DAP Emperorissimo Lim Kit Siang, which shocked so many.

All the nonsense about “Saving UMNO” and “Saving BN” cries for UMNO to oust President Prime Minister Najib has been clearly proven a lie and Tun Dr. Mahathir was lying all the while.

It is believed MB Selangor Azmin Ali is the personality who made this happened today. Azmin is canvassing to be the next Opposition Leader and now Tun Dr. Mahathir appearing to bury the hatchet with Anwar, is indirectly strengthening Azmin’s position amongst the Opposition.

Published in: on September 5, 2016 at 16:18  Comments (6)  

“Tegur Raja Awak dulu”

It is interesting that former Throne Man in NSTP Dato’ A Kadir Jasin came out in the guise for the defence Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the current spat of ‘Bangsa Johor’, by publishing a third person’s blog posting to analytically argue what is best for Johor.

Maybe Kadir is not aware that the third party posting which he most recently did could be construed as seditious.

Considering all three KKA members is believed to be non Johoreans, they are unable to differentiate the woods from the trees when the context of ‘Bangsa Johor’ is raised.

WE have received an e mail, citing displeasure of Kadir’s posting on the matter and we shall publish it here.

“Terima kasih kerana memberikan Kawan ruang untuk membahasakan kepada mereka yang tak paham budaya Johor antara sesama orang Johor, rakyat dengan pentadbiran, rakyat dengan Sultan dan keaturan sistem kehidupan anak Johor.

Kawan mungkin bersetuju seorang berkedudukan dan peranan sebagai Raja ada adab untuk menyuarakan sesuatu pendapat. Namun, Dato’ Kadir nampaknya tidak menghargai pendapat Tuanku Sultan Johor, dengan terus memaparkan pendapat seangkatan dengan Awak.

Hakikatnya, dari penulisan Awak, tidak sedikit pun menunjukkan Awak cuba menegur Raja Awak dahulu. Percubaan dengan membahasakan pun tidak, apatah lagi Awak nak menyuarakan apa Raja Awak cakap dan buat, sepanjang alpan belas bulan ini.

Kawan bukan bermaksud Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.

Kalau tak paham bahasa, Kawan bermaksudkan Raja Mandaliar Awak tu yang mengadu domba orang-orang Melayu dengan segala hasutan, agar berlaku segala syak wasangka, curiga dan perasaan durjana tiba.

Raja Mandaliar awak tu bersifat umpama mengalahkan Raja; berbuat segala tindakan dan mengeluarkan segala ucapan, tuduhan dan tohmahan tanpa sebarang peduli mengenai bukti atau peruntukan undang-undang.

Sebegitu angkuh membelakangkan tatasusila dan nilai budaya Melayu, dan bertindak umpama mempunyai imuniti dari undang-undang.

Mungkin Awak sendiri sudah lupa bagaimana keadaan menjadi Raja di NSTP.

Namun, sebagai rakyat sehaya Kawan tidak lupa apabila Awak begitu angkuh cuba mempertahankan Raja Mandaliar Awak tu, tatkala perpaduan orang Melayu diuji semasa sahabat Awak yang memberikan sebegitu banyak  Awak peluang untuk seorang anak Kedah menguasai seribu dinar.

Kawan miming sador Awak sengaja tidak menghargai dalam pertentangan menggulingkan Mohd. Najib bin Abdul Razak, beliau sememangnya Anak Johor dan bangga dengan warisan Johornya.

Awak dengan sengaja menggunakan gelaran warisan Bugis, yang sememangnya antara ciri dan komposisi integral yang mendefinisikan ‘Bangsa Johor’, sebagai ruang untuk memperolok-olokkan Mohd. Najib, yang sememangnya waris keturunan Bugis dari ayahandanya Abdul Razak Hussein dan nendanya Mohamed Noah Omar.

Keturunan Bugis ini juga warisan pemerintahan Kesultanan Johor, semada yang kuno maupun yang moden.

Apakah Awak memperolok-olokkan keturunan orang lain ini sebenar mesej tersirat bahawa Awak mempunyai inferioriti kompleks atas keturunan Awak sendiri?

Raja Mandaliar yang Awak mempertahankan itu dipercayai mempunyai masalah akibat keturunan darah Keling beliau, yang berasal dari Kerala itu, terpaksa mengharungi diskriminasi oleh masyarakat bangsawan Kedah berkisah seabad lampau.

Bila dilihat dan kaji reaksi mereka yang berkudrat sama dengan Awak yang masih lagi mencari rezeki menulis sebagai wartawan dan wartawanita dari akaun sosial media mereka mengenai komen Raja Mandaliar Awak mengenai Bangsa Johor, rata-rata pendapat Awak berdua adalah minoriti.

Semenjak sekian lama Johor menerima Awak dengan baik. Sadorlah, sebelum anak-anak Johor bertindak sebaliknya.

Awak begitu tegar dalam ‘Perjuangan Anti Korupsi’, yang kunun-kunun didalangi oleh pemimpin tertinggi sekarang ini. Hakikatnya, Awak tidak sedetik pun membangkitkan segala perbuatan rasuah dan salah guna kuasa, termasuk yang Awak sendiri sador mendapat restu Raja Mandaliar.

Bagaimana Awak sebahagian dari empat orang mengambil alih dua syarikat bernilai RM800 juta, dua dekad lepas?

Apakah Raja Mandaliar Awak itu bertahap seumpama maksum, yang tiada langsung salah-cacat-cela, dahulu, kini dan selamanya?

Ini termasuk apa yang berlaku oleh anak Johor.

Sudah-sudahlah hidup bermuka-muka dan banyak talam ini. Awak sebagai anak kampung dari Kedah yang tiada berharta untuk dimodalkan sendiri pun menikmati manisan dari suntingan sistem privatisi perladangan yang penuh cacat-cela salah guna kuasa dan kronyism ini”.

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There is some truth in this. Kadir never found any position or arguments of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad even having a slight deform, let alone be critical about it.

Considering that Dr Mahathir pushed the envelope almost to the extreme end, which include breaking the law such as sedition, Kadir remained obtuse at every single matter.

Published in: on August 26, 2016 at 15:31  Comments (15)  

Divide and Insult

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad received more lashing when he chided the 1920s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Abu Bakar of Johor for the Statehood Nationalism of ‘Bangsa Johor’ which united and brought Johoreans sense of belonging, by none other than the present Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.

The Malaysian Digest story:

“He Is Going Around Dividing The People, While I Am Uniting M’sians,” Sultan Of Johor Rebukes Mahathir

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Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:05

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s comment about ‘state citizenship’ being bad for unity has earned the attention and displeasure of the Sultan of Johor.

Yesterday, Mahathir had made the comment about the damaging effects about emphasizing the idea of being people of different states at the Perdana Leadership Foundation discourse on “The Federal-State Relations in Malaysia”.

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar immediately issued a response in a statement given to a local English news daily published today.

“Tun Mahathir’s uncalled for remarks reflect his complete ignorance of Johor’s history.

“My great-grandfather Sultan Sir Ibrahim in 1920 made the clarion call Bangsa Johor to unite the various races in Johor under one flag for greater cooperation, harmony and peaceful existence. No race or individual was marginalised. He has been proven correct.

“The Bangsa Johor concept was initiated even before Tun Mahathir was born. He has no idea of what he is talking about,” said the sultan in rebuking Mahathir, The Star reports.

However Sultan Ibrahim did not take kindly to Mahathir’s comment on the matter, saying that the latter was not qualified to talk about unity.

He also put the ball back in Mahathir’s court, saying that the former prime minister is the one taking the confrontational approach and picking quarrels with world leaders as well as driving the wedge further between Malays.

“He is going around dividing the people including the Malays, while I am uniting Malaysians of all races including the Malays.

“It is a figment of Mahathir’s imagination. He is stirring the hornet’s nest and my advice to him is to keep his mouth shut.

“He has quarrelled with many world leaders including with our neighbour Singapore and putting Malaysia in a spot.

“And now he talks about unity with an incredible straight face.

“Tun Mahathir is the root cause of the present problems in the country. He has no right to interfere in my state. I will not tolerate his antics,” the Johor Sultan said.

Many netizens have since rallied to the Sultan’s stinging criticism of Mahathir, pointing out that having pride in your home state also translates into patriotism, with the Sultan being recognized for his untiring efforts in promoting education as a key to unite the races.

Meanwhile, Mahathir’s uncalled for comment has raised the ire of ordinary Johoreans leading to its Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin telling off Mahathir, asking him not to talk about matters beyond his understanding.

He also echoed the Johor Sultan’s view that strengthening pride in one’s state beyond race and religion contributes to the unity of the entire nation.

“To Mahathir, there is no need for him to speak and comment on matters that is not his field of expertise. It is something that he cannot appreciate

“The rise of Johor nationalism does not in any way seek to separate from the Malaysian federation.

“Strong states, with a strong society, will form a strong federation,” he said in a statement today.

– mD

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And The Star story:

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Johor Sultan hits out at Mahathir

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor strongly rebuked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the former prime minister’s disapproval of the Bangsa Johor concept.

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar expressed his displeasure over the remarks made by Dr Mahathir that the concept could disunite the people.

“Tun Mahathir’s uncalled for remarks reflect his complete ignorance of Johor’s history.

“My great-grandfather Sultan Sir Ibrahim in 1920 made the clarion call Bangsa Johor to unite the various races in Johor under one flag for greater cooperation, harmony and peaceful existence. No race or individual was marginalised. He has been proven correct.

“The Bangsa Johor concept was initiated even before Tun Mahathir was born. He has no idea of what he is talking about,” said the Sultan.

Dr Mahathir, asked for his opinion about the Bangsa Johor concept at the 20th Perdana Dialogue Series themed “Federal-States Relations” at the Perdana Leadership Founda­tion yesterday, had said unity among Malaysians could slide if the people practised too much parochialism.

Dr Mahathir said the people should all be known as Malaysians, instead of the people of Johor or Kedah because “only when we are united can the nation prosper”.

While Johor has the right to promote the idea of Bangsa Johor, Dr Mahathir said what should be pushed instead was for the people to embrace that they are all Malaysians rather than identifying themselves from the state they originate from.

“After all, we are all citizens of Malaysia, irrespective of our colour, religion, ethnicity or even position,” Dr Mahathir had said.

Sultan Ibrahim yesterday said Dr Mahathir was not qualified to talk about unity.

“He is going around dividing the people including the Malays, while I am uniting Malaysians of all races including the Malays,” he said.

Sultan Ibrahim said Dr Mahathir should understand all states enjoyed their own unique pride but that did not mean they were leaving the Federation.

“It is a figment of Dr Mahathir’s imagination. He is stirring the hornet’s nest and my advice to him is to keep his mouth shut.”

Sultan Ibrahim said Dr Mahathir had earned a reputation for being a confrontational person who had caused division, especially in his foreign relations policy.

“He has quarrelled with many world leaders including with our neighbour Singapore and putting Malaysia in a spot.

“And now he talks about unity with an incredible straight face.

“Tun Mahathir is the root cause of the present problems in the country. He has no right to interfere in my state. I will not tolerate his antics,” the Johor Sultan said.

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Where else Menteri Besar of Johor Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin chided his former Boss for failure to appreciate Johoreans pride of togetherness is in-sync with the notion of being a loyal citizen to the Federation of Malaysia and in anyway would not contradict otherwise.

The Star story:

Thursday, 25 August 2016 | MYT 3:09 PM

Dr Mahathir slammed for criticising Bangsa Johor concept

JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin has blasted former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for claiming that the Bangsa Johor concept will divide Malaysians.

He said the sentiments of Johor nationalism do not mean a break-up of the federation.

“Johor is a state that is part of the Federation of Malaysia and will continue to support its close relationship with the Federal Government.

“However, the relationship between Johor and the Federal Government should be interpreted in the spirit of partnership rather than unitary,” he said in a statement Thursday.

He was responding to Dr Mahathir’s claims that parochialism, including the Bangsa Johor concept, will divide Malaysians, which could result in the break-up of the federation.

He added Bangsa Johor is a state political identity that promotes unity and goodwill among the multiracial society here.

Mohamed Khaled said the concept calls for muafakat (consensus) of all races, uniting all communities and faiths under one state identity based on harmony, understanding and tolerance.

“A united Bangsa Johor will not only make the state and its people better but strengthen Malaysia as a federation,” he said.

According to him, Johor nationalism and the Bangsa Johor concept are special identities that have been long synonymous with the state and its people.

Mohamed Khaled stressed that as early as the 1920s, modern Johor’s second Ruler, Sultan Sir Ibrahim al-Masyur, introduced and implemented the concept of Bangsa Johor.

“This is proof that the term and usage of Bangsa Johor were established before independence and way before the creation of Malaysia,” he said.

He added that people should accept the rise of Johor nationalism and Bangsa Johor as part of Malaysia’s diversity.

“I urge them to understand the meaning behind the rise of Johor and its nationalism, where the state becomes a moral compass for us to appreciate the diversity that we have in the country that will make Malaysia progressive.

“To Tun Dr Mahathir, I hope he will not make comments about things with which he may not be familiar, appreciate or understand.

“We in Johor will continue to be proud in defending the concept that has successfully united the people in the state for many years,” he said.

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The Minister of Multimedia and Communication Dato’ Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak agrees with MB Johor Khaled that the Statehood Nationalism of Bangsa Johor is not contradictory to the spirit of Nationalism  and Tun Dr. Mahathir should not talk about matters he comprehend little about.

The Star story;

Thursday, 25 August 2016 | MYT 7:59 PM

Salleh: Dr M should not meddle in Johor affairs

 

BY JOSEPH KAOS JR
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not “meddle” in the affairs of Johor, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Multimedia and Communications Minister said the former prime minister should respect the state’s usage of the term “Bangsa Johor” as it is something that has been practised for a long time already.

“He should not meddle in the affairs of Johor. The state has used the term Bangsa Johor for a long time.

“Our country consists of many states and we who are from other states should respect of their decisions,” Dr Salleh said after launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone here.

He said the term “Bangsa Johor” does not affect relations between Malaysians from different states.

“The Bangsa Johor concept does not divide the people. The usage of the term helps to unite people of different backgrounds. And Johoreans still admit they are Malaysian citizens,” he said.

Dr Mahathir had said that parochialism, including the Bangsa Johor concept, will divide Malaysians and could even result in the breakup of the Malaysian federation.

He said this at the 20th Perdana Dialogue Series, which was themed “Federal-States Relations”.

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Tun Dr Mahathir now falls in the same category of rogue politicians being lambasted by Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, in the company of Chinese Chauvinist Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and former MB Perak Mohamed Nizar Jamaluddin.

Johoreans rally up in the grounds of Istana Pasir Pelangi to voice their displeasure against former MB Perak Nizar Jamaluddin

Both Opposition leaders made political statements, which drew Johoreans to rally and stand up with their Sultan and voiced their displeasure.

Considering that Johor has been good to Tun Dr Mahathir, for him to comment against the concept of ‘Bangsa Johor’ in the tone of an agent of disunification and anti-Federal sentiments clearly manifest his utter lacklustre understanding of Johor, history of Johor and sentiments of Johoreans.

It is shameful for the Statesman who longest served the nation as the Prime Minister recently drew too much flak for his faux pax and outrageous statements.

A few days ago the family of his own loyal lieutenant Tan Sri Megat Junid lambasted him for suggesting the former Deputy Home Minister acted in the many detention order issued using the dreaded Internal Security Act (ISA), when Dr Mahathir was the Home Minister for 11 years.

Tun Dr. Mahathir also invited foreign authorities to come and meddle in domestic politics which include ousting Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak when the former’s various tactics of his open warfare against the latter since March 2015 failed miserably.

Published in: on August 25, 2016 at 23:15  Comments (2)  

Dereliction of duty, lying or signs of senility

Let us pray that the Statesman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is manifesting his true biological position of his faculty undergoing a phase of senility, in the recent outcry from the claims of about all ISA detention order were not signed by him then as Home Minister after Tun Musa Hitam summarily resigned but instead his Deputy, Allahyarham Tan Sri Megat Junid.

Bernama.com story:

Megat Junid’s Next-Of Kin Hope Tun Mahathir’s Claim Just A Slip Of The Tongue

Print Email Details Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 21:47

PUTRAJAYA: Family members of the late Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub are hoping that it was just a slip of the tongue when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that the former deputy home minister was fully responsible for signing detention orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Megat Junid’s eldest son Datuk Megat Fairouz Junaidi said it was very odd for such powers to be delegated to a deputy minister without the knowledge of Dr Mahathir himself as the then home minister.

“We are hopeful that Tun Mahathir, who was very much respected by our late father, had a slip-of-the-tongue moment when he said those words.

“If he (Megat Junid) did sign those detention orders, it must have been done upon approval and within the knowledge of Tun Mahathir. In fact, there is a big possibility that it was done upon instruction from Tun Mahathir himself as the then home minister and prime minister,” he told a press conference here today.

Megat Fairouz, representing his siblings and mother Puan Sri Faizah Shuaib, said this in response to a blog post which stated that Dr Mahathir had denied that he was the one who signed detention orders under the ISA.

The blog post also stated that Dr Mahathir admitted that even after taking over the post of home minister from Tun Musa Hitam in 1986, he had delegated the powers to detain any individuals under the ISA to Megat Junid, who served as deputy home minister for 11 years.

-BERNAMA

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Otherwise it would be either gross abuse and indecency of the dreadful Internal Security Act (ISA) where the Home Minister allows by his own conscious to sign the detention papers as prepared by the Police and officers of the Home Ministry for detention without trial.

Or worse still, he lied.

He allowed the abuse of the dreaded law to sign the detention order not prescribed and provided under the Internal Security Act as persons authorised to issue such detention order and all the while, he was hoodwinking Malaysians about it.

If there is any shred of true in tis claim, then a comprehensive investigation should be conducted with immediate effect.

During the tenure where Tun Dr. Mahathir was the Home Minister and Deputy Home Minister then was Megat Junid, Operation Lalang was launched on 27 Oct 1987 where 106 politicians, Opposition leaders, NGOs were detained under ISA.

It was a bleakest episode of the history of Malaysian democracy.

Never the less, it is poor taste for a Statesman to put on a blame on a very lieutenant, who would never be allowed to say his side of the story about what happened in the Home Ministry for 11 years since Tan Sri Megat Junid had been recalled to face his Maker almost nine years ago.

*Updated 1600hrs 

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad claimed ignorance to the statement by Tan Sri Megat Junid’s eldest son Megat Fairousz about the ISA detention order.

Malaysiakini.com story:

Mahathir claims ignorance over Megat Junid’s ISA orders

3 comments Koh Jun Lin

Published Today 2:17 pm Updated Today 2:40 pm

 

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed ignorance over the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention orders that were supposedly signed by former deputy home minister, the late Megat Junid Megat Ayub.

This came after Megat Junid’s eldest son Megat Fairouz Junaidi reportedly said it would be very odd for his late father to sign the detention orders without Mahathir’s knowledge.

“I don’t know about that. I have never seen it. This is news (to me),” Mahathir told reporters in Putrajaya today when asked about Fairouz’s statement.

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Published in: on August 24, 2016 at 08:12  Comments (3)  

BNC is extending ANC?

Syed Akbar Ali, also known as blogger Syed Outside The Box is Gerard Rajaratnam's guest on BNC 'Help Malaysia'

Syed Akbar Ali, also known as blogger Out-Syed The Box is Gerard Rajaratnam’s guest on BNC ‘Helo Malaysia’

Cakap tak serupa bikin. It seems that the recently rebranded Bernama News Channel (BNC) is doing the Federal Government and Leadership a gross disservice by providing avenue of a voracious and highly obnoxious Anti Najib Campaign (ANC) personality opportunity and space as a guest in one of its prime time shows.

BNC is an agency which is wholly funded and bound under Ministry of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM) instructions, is also the propaganda arm of the Federal Government.

The KKMM Minister who is determined to set things up right in the times of manipulation of information, half truths, slanders and lies thrown indiscriminately to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, his leadership and administration.

Bloggers and cyber-writers who were supporters of PM Najib, here seen at National Press Club awards night, are now staunch Anti Najib Campaign personalities.

Bloggers and cyber-writers who were staunch supporters of PM Najib, here seen at National Press Club awards night, are now the most voracious Anti Najib Campaign personalities (With the exception of the only Non-Man is this line!)

Syed Akbar Ali, also known by his nom d’plume Out-Syed the Box, is one of those personalities who KKMM Dato’ Sri Mohd. Salleh Said Keruak should be going after for his manipulation of information, lies, slanders and outright cyber-anarchy writings almost ever other day.

This rogue blogger deletes all his posting within 18 hours of putting it up on public domain because he himself is very aware that the blog postings obnoxious, any of his writings could be cited up for serious felony such as sedition and instigating the public, wth existing laws of the land.

Of course, like a coward, Syed Akbar just lambast an attack without even having the audacity to stand up for what he wrote but quickly dispose them, before any law enforcement agencies are aware of his obnoxious writings and started to act on him.

Syed Outside the Box on BNC 'Help Malaysia'

Syed Outside the Box on BNC ‘Helo Malaysia’

Instead, BNC got him in ‘Helo Malaysia’ and got him talking about interpretation of Islam, which include ‘Kafir Harbi’.

If KKMM Minister Salleh or key personalities within the Ministry are oblivious of Syed Akbar, then they should do a little bit of homework. Seriously!

Syed Akbar, an active integral proponent of ANC, has been writing on stories without any shred of evidence, to ridicule the blog readers about all the conspiracy stories, manipulation and lies with the explicit purpose to demonise Prime Minister Najib.

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If they are a bit more diligent, then they might stumble on the fact that Syed was charged by Attorney General for sedition mocking Islam sometime seven years ago. Syed used the nom d’plume, “Mufti Murtad” in provocatively sharing his seedtious thoughts about Islam online.

Regardless, this operational cock up on BNC’s part against KKMM and Ministers’s own policies and determination is utter shameful. Especially, providing prime time air time for a key member of ANC.

Published in: on July 31, 2016 at 09:30  Comments (4)