Partners in Crime

The Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa should be very concern for such an organised crime which is hurting the Federal Government coffer and the rakyat, for such systemic leakage.

The Malay Mail Online:

Finance minister: Govt lost RM540m in subsidised cooking oil to smugglers

Sunday October 23, 2016
09:14 AM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 ― Unscrupulous people have been selling subsidised cooking oil outside the country, causing the government to lose RM540 million a year, Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani revealed.

He said the government subsidised up to 85,000 metric tonnes of the control item when the consumption of the nation was only at 40,000 metric tonnes, according to a report today in Mingguan Malaysia the Sunday edition of Malay daily Utusan Malaysia.

“This means there has been an excess 45,000 metric tonnes of cooking oil that goes somewhere,” he was quoted as saying.

For one metric tonne, Johari said the government paid RM1,000.

“Hence, RM45 million multiplied by 12 months is RM540 million, so who is reaping this benefits?” he asked.

According to the report, he said the government continued to dish out subsidies because they came from the people’s money.

Johari reportedly urged the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) to strengthen checks to ensure there were no smuggling activities that benefitted unscrupulous people.

Last week, The Star reported that subsidies for cooking oil will be removed in stages beginning next month, leaving price controls only for 1kg packages.

Johari subsequently refuted of such a move, stressing that the people will continue to benefit from cooking oil subsidy from the government.

He explained that the government only wanted to control the price for export sale.

In announcing the Budget 2017, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said subsidies amounting RM10 billion will be channeled to fuel, cooking gas, toll and public transportation.


For size, 45,000 tonnes of liquid is the amount of jet aviation kerosene required for a fully laden A380 flight from Kuala Lumpur to London, 204 times.Thats daily flight to and fro London Heathrow, continuously for almost 15 weeks.

If it is cooking oil, then the process of smuggling should be more organised compared to  diesel, since cooking oil is perishable good and properties change due to exposure to weather, heat etc.

A smuggling syndicate of that size suspiciously should involve so many public servants of various capacities and ranks.

Probably badhats amongst law enforcement officers of several agencies, marine department, inspectors of the curious minds pondering easily. These public servants are immediately thought of working hand-in-hand with the smugglers. Also there is highly probably its multi level.

The guess work is endless.

Then again, if raised with KSN Ali, it is obvious outrightly he might instruct MACC to investigate as immediate response.

However, as the Head of Civil Service, it is imperative him to look into the creation and roll out of multi-agency task force to address smuggling issues.

The commodities leaving our nation such as cooking oil, diesel, LNG and inbound such as cigarettes.

It is shameful for the Executive on behalf of the rakyat  to provide so much for the civil servants but they cannot do enough to reciprocate.

KSN Ali also has the duty to protect the perception of  the larger civil service, who are free from corrupt practices. The best manner is to ensure organised crimes like massive smuggling is complete eradicated.

Published in: on October 26, 2016 at 23:48  Leave a Comment  

Anarchist Statesman

It is obvious Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad going around hoodwinking the nation about his manipulated and skewed interpretation of the National Security Council Act with seditious remarks against powers denied or taken away from His Majesty SPB YDP Agong.

NST story:

Agong has power to declare emergency in country, says AG Apandi

BY BERNAMA – 17 OCTOBER 2016 @ 5:10 PM


BANGI: The National Security Council (NSC) Act does not take away the power of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in relation to the emergency declaration as the King holds the power to order country-level emergency.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said in distinction, the prime minister was only empowered to declare emergency for “an area or certain areas” under the act.

In explaining the act, he said the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong did not have the discretion to declare an emergency on his own but must act on the advice of the government.

“It is not like when you intend to declare (emergency), then declare. Here, the King must act on the advice. That is very important,” he told reporters after delivering his talk at the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) here today.

The NSC Act 2016 which allows the government to hold emergency powers came into force on Aug 1, this year.

Mohamed Apandi said, just like the King, the prime minister also could not arbitrarily act on his own accord for the emergency declaration.

“He (prime minister) will act on the advice of the council, which consists of various parties who are involved in the security matters of the country. The prime minister will act accordingly, to the advice given,” he said.

The parties include the inspector-general of police, armed forces chief and chief secretary to the government, he added.

For the emergency order by the prime minister, Mohamed Apandi said Parliament would never be suspended and would still be in session.

“Under the act, the declaration, which will last for six months, must be tabled within few weeks in Parliament.

“This is to allow parliamentarians to debate on whether it is proper to declare a certain area an emergency or otherwise,” he said.

The attorney-general stressed that the NSC Act was made for the protection of the country to ensure security and public order were maintained at all times and with speed.

Mohamed Apandi said the act came into existence due to several realities that Malaysia had faced, citing the terrorist intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah in 2013 as an example.

“I observed the Lahad Datu situation…and to tackle the situation, NSC came into existence for the sake that Malaysians can live in peace and harmony. There is no ulterior motive.

“Now, we have a proper law where the law will provide the armed forces to come to the scene of intrusion or whatever dangerous situation, for the security of the country,” he added.–BERNAMA


Attorney General Tan Sri Apandi Mohamed Ali is very apt in making this clarification, especially for the benefit of the rakyat after Dr Mahathir’s intense effort to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak in any angles that the former UMNO President could.

AG Apandi is the lawyer for His Majesty’s Government, who was appointed by His Majesty SPB YDP Agong and he is the most fit person to offer any legal advice on any law to anyone in His Majesty’s Government.

This include to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Conference of Rulers.

Dr Mahathir admitted he failed to hoodwink His Majesty SPN YDP Agong to go along with his politics on their meeting in Istana Anak Bukit on 16 September 2016.

The fact is that regardless his game is low-blow, Dr Mahathir has the audacity to show His Majesty SPB YDP Agong “Pictures of the 1.27 million signatures” instead of having a verification by the qualified third party auditor that the “1.27 million signatures to the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat'” actually exist.

Earlier in August as part of his drama, Dr Mahathir apologised for taking the ‘Royal Assent’ power of HRH Rulers away in 1984 as his first tranche of amending the Federal Constitution, where bills and enactments passed by Parliament or Sate Assemblies automatically becomes law after thirty days.


In the support of taking the NSC Act to court from being implemented as law, Dr. Mahathir threw his support behind his former nemesis for 18 years by appearing in court.

The world saw how it is bottomless pit the depth of lowness that Dr Mahathir willing to go to demonise Prime Minister Najib in his obsession to see UMNO elected President and Chairman of BN being ousted from office.

Published in: on October 17, 2016 at 22:00  Comments (2)  

The three silent monkeys

It is no surprise why the current Malay political protagonists in the cohort of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin and Mukhriz Mahathir is quiet over the alleged RM3.3billion for Sabah rural water development programs and projects, recently uncovered as a massive leakage of corruption.

The Mole story:

Sabah MP wants federal minister investigated, Shafie deflects allegation

by Zaidi Azmi

Written by Zaidi Azmi
KUALA LUMPUR – Oct 8, 2016: A Sabah Umno member of parliament wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe a federal minister whom he thinks was involved in the RM3.3 billion water infrastructure corruption case.

Tenom MP, Datuk Raime Unggi said in a statement that it was important for the MACC to do so because it was the “federal ministry and its minister” who approved the project related to the case.

He, however, did not name the minister.

The infrastructure project was shoved into the limelight after two senior civil servants at the Sabah Water Department, who oversaw the projects was arrested for their alleged abuse of power.

Via their alleged abuse of power the duo was reported to have amassed RM114.5 million in cash and assets that were seized by the MACC last Tuesday.

“The abuse of power happened in 2010 and it would be appropriate for the MACC to also investigate the minister and senior officials of the federal ministry involved.

“It is logical that the RM3.3 billion worth of infrastructure projects channeled by the federal government through the federal ministry would require the approval of relevant minister and senior officials,” said Raime in the statement issued today.

Raime was not the only one who deemed that the MACC should expand its investigations as the first to call the commission to do so was Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.

Pairin, who also headed the state’s Infrastructure Development Ministry, claimed, yesterday, that the RM3.3 billion was a federal funding that came directly from the Rural and Regional Development Ministry in Putrajaya without going through him.

Although both Raime and Pairin did not name any names it is believed that the minister they were referring to is Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal who was the Rural and Regional Development Minister from 2009 to 2015.

Shafie was later replaced by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob after he left Umno in July due to what he claimed to be “irreconcilable differences in opinions” with the party leadership.

Responding to the statement by Raime and Pairin, Shafie via a statement issued today stated that the duo had disrespected the MACC’s investigation by hastily accusing him.

“I would reserve my comment on this matter as I believe that we must not interfere or be seen to be interfering with the ongoing investigation by making public statements and plea of innocence so as to ensure that the integrity of the investigation by MACC is not compromise with,” Shafie stated.

He finds it was “quite perplexing and amusing” that the state authority was quick to plead innocence and shift the blame to the Rural and Regional Development Ministry while MACC is still investigating the matter.

“Making such statements publicly seem to show that the state authorities have no respect nor confidence towards the process of the investigation by MACC,” he added.


It is not rocket science the insinuation about the shocking corruption case where RM61 million in cash was found with Sabah Water senior officials, is about a recent Sabah MP who was sacked as a Cabinet Minister and also from UMNO.

It is believed that the same leader is under investigation for some properties that were acquired with his influence and probably instructions by a Federal Government agency, when he was a Cabinet Minister.

The three has been politicians have been trumpeting around about the issue of ‘grave integrity’ and that is their private peeve against the administration of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak but were conveniently silent about his MACC success, which shocked the nation.

Being silent and conveniently side stepping this case, automatically destroyed the moral compass of the three political primates, now busy going around the Malay hinterland to get membership of their new party.

Considering that the three had nothing to offer to the Malays and their political agenda is actually personal more than anything else, it is ashamed that some might be hoodwinked to follow them based on sentiments.

Published in: on October 10, 2016 at 13:00  Comments (8)  

Hoodwinking the Rulers and Rakyat

Parti Pribumi  Bersatu Malaysia top leaders are out to hoodwink the Malay Rulers and the Malays, with their grave political desperation after their game and stunts the past eighteen months failed miserably.

The Star story:

Saturday, 8 October 2016 | MYT 7:53 PM

Dr M: Elections last resort if Malay Rulers’ choose not to act on Citizens’ Declaration

PETALING JAYA: The polling station will be the last resort should Malay Rulers choose not to take any action on the Citizens’ Declaration, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The former prime minister was referring to his handing over of the Citizen’s Declaration to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah last month.

“He has not decided on doing anything. So now we have gone to the next stage by appealing to all the Rulers.

“If that fails, I think we have to depend upon the elections and whatever else we can do,” Dr Mahathir told reporters at the Malaysia Freedom Summit 2016 here on Saturday.

He said that he had already sent letters to the Rulers and that he was awaiting the Conference of Rulers convening on Oct 11 for any developments on the matter.

On the matter of the apparent lack of support by the other Opposition parties for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a candidate for prime minister, Dr Mahathir said it was premature to bring up the issue.

At a lecture in London last month, Dr Mahathir had promoted Muhyiddin as the top pick for prime minister should the Opposition win the 14th General Election.

“If the coalition of Opposition parties wins, then it is the coalition which will decide. It could be Muhyiddin, it could be somebody else.

“I was only voicing my party’s point of view,” said Dr Mahathir, who is also Pribumi chairman.

The former premier also warned that PAS would lose the next election if they did not work together with the Opposition coalition.

When asked about PAS’ ultimatum of refusing to work with DAP, he said that it was “very sad”.

“PAS elected members increased because of working with DAP, because the Chinese voters helped PAS to win as they are quite a big number.

“I hope to be able to talk to PAS to explain that if they don’t have us, the coalition, they, in fact, will be helping the Government (Barisan Nasional). Because they are going to lose,” he said.

Dr Mahathir added that should the situation result in a three-cornered fight during the elections, Opposition supporters would be divided and ensure a Barisan victory.


Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is really a shameless Statesman. First, he seditiously pronounced that His MajestySeri Paduka Baganda Yang Dipertuan Agong “Is under ‘House Arrest’ ” from not granting him the audience he sought, at the speed that he wanted.

Then when His Majesty Tuanku agreed to see him on 16 September, the XVIth King is not convinced about the self proclaimed “1.4million signatures for the ‘Deklrasi Rakyat’ petition” launched on 4 March.

Thus, Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim told Dr Mahathir off that he is above politics and refused to meddle into the latter’s game.

Obviously, when Dr. Mahathir and Muhyiddin formed PPBM when his ‘Deklarasi Dr Mahathir-Kit Siang’ flunked miserably after 3-4 months, his target support is the Malays.

The Fifth UMNO President tried to by-pass the political process by using the false “1.4million signatures” as the currency to demonstrate his case to His Majesty Tuanku that the rakyat is with them.

When he couldn’t get the audience in the speed that he expected that the ‘warmth’ of the ‘Deklarasi Dr Mahathir-Kit Siang’ had died down, Dr. Mahathir had to move forward.

Muhyiddin was the convenient court jester and is offered as the President of the new Malay party.

UMNO Treasurer Dato’ Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak was spot on about Muhyiddin said in the past as an “UMNO Totok” would come back, haunt and bite him back where it hurts.

The Star story:

Saturday, 8 October 2016 | MYT 11:16 PM

The past will come back to haunt you, Salleh Said tells Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is going to have to own up to what he has said in the past, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic).

Salleh said that any contradictions between what the former deputy prime minister said back when he was still with Umno and now, as part of the Opposition, will come back to haunt him.

“Muhyiddin Yassin is going to find out that what he said in the past and what he says now is going to be picked up and the contradictions between ‘then and now’ are going to be very glaring.

“If Muhyiddin thinks people are going to forget what he said before and the contradictions to what he says now then he is grossly mistaken,” said Salleh in a blog posting on Saturday.

Salleh cited the example of US presidential candidate Donald Trump who had apologised for making obscene comments about women in a videotape recording from 2005 that resurfaced on Friday.

He added that Malaysians would understand that what Muhyiddin said before was as an Umno leader while now, as president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, he is part of the Opposition.

He mentioned that former Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had also “changed his tune” from the time he was an Umno member and after he was kicked out.

“No doubt Mukhriz is trying to justify his actions like what the Malays would say: menegakkan benang basah (effort done in vain).

“But then if Mukhriz had not been sacked from Umno would he have changed his tune?

“So this means it has nothing to do with party loyalty but just about personal interests,” said Salleh.

He said that Muhyiddin was also more concerned about his own political needs than about the country and questioned Muhyiddin’s claim that without the help of DAP, PAS would not be able to win many seats in the next general election.

He also wondered how Muhyiddin expected PAS and DAP to “sleep in the same bed” again when the issue that drove them apart was still up in the air.

“Is Muhyiddin saying that PAS should drop the Syariah Courts Act amendment bill or is he saying that DAP should accept the Bill?

“It has to be one or the other for PAS and DAP to get back together,” he said.


Now Tun Dr. Mahathir is trying to stretch his luck and of course, the drama, with HRH Malay Rulers. He is hoping to get an audience at the upcoming Conference of Rulers to present his case and again, this time, hoodwinking the brethren of Malay Rulers.

Despite being the prime minister for 22 years, Dr. Mahathir is really playing the dice with his goodwill of HRH Malay Rulers. Considering that he used the power of two-third Parliament in his time to amend the Federal Constitution clipping HRHs authority to assent on new laws and uplift immunity.

The Malay Rulers would not conveniently forget how Dr. Mahathir’s actions and other insinuations reflect on his attitude towards them.

It is very surprising if they would agree to grant him an audience. For instance, the last non official who were allowed to present to the Conference of Rulers was Raja Dato’ Kamarul Bahrin, who then was the architect for the new Istana Negara.

It is easy to guess the five Malay Rulers who would not agree Dr. Mahathir to present a political case with dubious “1.4million signatures” to the Conference of Rulers.

Even though HRH Malay Rulers are not involved in politics, the fact that Dr. Mahathir conveniently willing to work with DAP for his political expediency, would augur well with the most exclusive private club in the nation.

It is something taboo for majority of the Malays. The improved-majority result of the twin bi-election of Malay hinterland seats of Kuala Bangsar and Sungai Besar is evidently clear.

The Malays rejected DAP’s stooge in the form of PAN and they would not compromise supporting anti-Malay and anti-Islam elements especially PAS has broken away from Pakatan Rakyat or any other political creature.

Its baffling how far Dr Mahathir and Muhyiddin think they can get away with this, especially their fake friendship with DAP and PKR. The fact the departure of Dr Mahathir, sacking of Muhyiddin and Mukhriz from UMNO week not followed by tears, is telling how the majority felt about them.

Published in: on October 9, 2016 at 02:59  Comments (2)  

Dedak involved when Agong refused to be dragged into Dr Mahathir’s desperation?

We are bent on disbelieve about rumours circulating amongst some circles indirectly put forth a notion in the tone of probably that there was ‘Dedak’ involved when Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir presented his case of the ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ petition at Istana Anak Bukit on 16 September.

NST story:

Dr Mahathir admits he failed to convince Agong to act on Mahathir-Kit Siang Declaration


– 5 OCTOBER 2016 @ 7:13 PM Facebook 148 Twitter Share 148

PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today admitted that his attempt to convince the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to act on the Dr Mahathir-Lim Kit Siang Declaration had failed.

The former prime minister said he had an audience with the King in Kedah for more than an hour to discuss the declaration – which supposedly bore 1.2 million signatures – and the relevant laws as provided by the Federal Constitution related to the King’s rights. Asked to divulge what transpired in the meeting,

Dr Mahathir declined to do so, saying that it was done in confidence. “I cannot repeat it as this was (done) in confidence. What we have requested for cannot be implemented. Why? I don’t know. “We had a long discussion. He asked me about the provisions of the law which I had explained. But in the end, I could not convince him,” he told reporters today.

Dr Mahathir is appealing to the Rulers when they meet in the upcoming Conference of Rulers to deliberate on the petition and act in favour of the declaration. He added the declaration group had sent out letters on the matter to all state heads.

Dr Mahathir claimed that the declaration had been screened and 500,000 signatures had been struck out from the declaration, leaving “only 1.2 million signatures.”

In early June, a police report was lodged against fake signatures supposey contained in the declaration. Freelance programmer Azharuddin Othman was reported saying he had sold over the details of Malaysian citizens to a third party for the Dr Mahathir-Lim Kit Siang Declaration.

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By Tun Dr Mahathir’s standard of attitude and practice of late, he has evolved from a democratic leader to a distant feudalistic dictator.

He has numerous times threw his tantrums against the many political stunts which were not properly thought through that flunked half way, in the strategy of ousting Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak through demonising him, his leadership and administration. Some miserably buckle, even upon roll out.

His idea of Presiden Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin for the next prime minister upon the failure of UMNO/BN for the control of majority of the Dewan Rakyat after the 14GE, is an announcement the former made in London which did not augur well amongst Pakatan Harapan leaders, who have been struggling far longer to defeat UMNO/BN.

By Tun Dr Mahathir usual habit of throwing allegations without bothering to offer any shred of evidence, the situation much like this when his proposal is hoped to be accepted and adopted but instead rejected, is due to ‘Dedak’.

Under normal circumstances, it is quite average the prime minister of 22 years three months and fifteen days would cast the damnation, insinuating that those who are no longer supportive of Tun Dr Mahathir must have sold out, most probably to ‘Dedaks’.

The “Thirteen Million Plus Ringgit” question is; HOW MUCH?

The more important “Thirteen Million Plus Ringgit” question is; REALLY?? Who the Devil is he is taking this position about the HRH Malay Rulers?

To even thread on this is really low. Then again he is a man of contradiction and surprises and his notanle calling card, is doing the unthinkable.

Published in: on October 6, 2016 at 06:00  Comments (4)  

Hijrah to be better

In the spirit of the celebration of Hijrah today, we pray for Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to have a paradigm shift for the betterment of Ummah in the nation, directly, and globally, indirectly.

His development into a demented Statesman is really shameful and in the final analysis, not doing good for the big picture.

Recently in his blog posting ‘Propaganda’, he attacked Datuk Rocky and us for being disloyal and insinuated that we sold out to be propaganda tool for Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

It is his words against us whether or not we became Dr Mahathir Disloyalist and were bought over to go after him instead. However, what is certain like his many  allegations against Prime Minister Najib and his colleagues, there were no evidence presented by Tun Dr. Mahathir that we sold him out.

Former Attorney General Gani Patail also was deliberately attack for issuing a statement recently about his dismissal was in accordance with proper procedure.

We don’t have to retell the story about our last meeting 10 April 2015, Tun Dr. Mahathir was at all convincing enough about toppling Prime Minister Najib and irresponsible as he actually was, he just wanted the ousting without a full exit and succession plan for he nation.

What is glaring about Tun Dr. Mahathir, he expects every person who had served him before to be continuously loyal to him perpetually regardless all the contradictions he does, what position he takes and even the about turns and he lines he drew but eventually crosses.

This include all the manipulation, exaggeration, lies, slander and even seditious statements the prime minister of  Malaysia for 22 years did to demonise as a strategy to topple Prime Minister Najib, openly for the past 18 months.

Disagreement opinion and position on any of these matters tantamount to disloyalty and damnation by him.

It is impossible Tun Dr. Mahathir is on the right side up, the past thirty five years since he became prime minister and tasted the power to rule and command.

Moreover, when the issues that he is bringing forward is lack of incriminating evidence instead of the mixture of facts and some unproven information. Like in the case of 1MDB and how Prime Minister Najib is in the scheme of workings to steal from the corporation. Furthermore, for his own personal gains.

Another good example is Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, who has been convicted guilty for the murder of Mongolian nation Altantuya Sharibuu in November 2006 and the conviction was upheld exhaustively at Federal Court.

The sooner the Fifth UMNO President, who was the leader which championed Malay nationalism for over 22 years realised that what he is doing is further causing the Malays to be fragmented further and weakened the Ummah, the better it is for Islam as a whole in the nation.

Malay Nationalism is about defining the Malays, which is as per the Federal Constitution are Muslim, and the party struggle is to defend the rights and provide betterment for the Malays.

Since taking over the helm of UMNO from Tun Hussein Onn in July 1981, under Tun Dr. Mahathir saw bitter infighting within UMNO several times, UMNO being split in half, UMNO deregistered, splinter parties arisen from disgruntled UMNO members (Semangat 46 and KeAdilan) and now Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

In short, Tun Dr Mahathir’s hand is in every single move of disuniting and disintegration of the Malay-Muslim.

Like it or not, the Malays are today one of the global leaders of championing the Muslim cause. The Statesman is systematically weakening that.

Hijrah is a good moment to step away from all and come back to the path of righteousness. We offer peace and forgiveness, for this leap of emancipation from the systematic destruction of the Malay Ummah.

Salam Maal Hijrah 1438H.

Published in: on October 2, 2016 at 15:59  Comments (1)  

Meet our next P(uppet) M(arionette)

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad slightly opened the mystery Pandora Box of political chaos by announcing in London that sacked Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin is his choice for the next PM when his party and the Opposition managed to get their act together and win the GE.

The Star story:

 Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Dr Mahathir tries to call the shots

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad has finally said it out loud – the Pakatan Harapan candidate for prime minister is likely to be Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
It was unclear how Muhyiddin feels about being named as the prime minister candidate for the Opposition coalition but it must have made his day because that is the dream of most politicians.
What was clear though is that he is not Pakatan’s choice because DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua immediately declared that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is still the coalition’s preference.
The PM candidate has long been a touchy topic for the Opposition and it looks like the struggle for the coveted job has begun even before the battle is won.
The endorsement of Muhyiddin, who is Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president, came during a political talk by Dr Mahathir in London.
The former premier said what most people already suspected he had in mind. But what was shocking was his stand that the prime minister would have to consult his party and its chairman, who is none other than Dr Mahathir, on government policies.
He said this was to ensure that the prime minister does not make unilateral decisions.
It was quite bizarre and it basically meant that Dr Mahathir will be the de facto prime minister calling the shots from behind the scenes while his party will be some sort of secondary Cabinet vetting policy decisions.
It would also mean that Muhyiddin would be a lame duck prime minister who has to report to his party chairman.
It was little wonder that DAP’s Pua shot it down and it was quite amazing that Dr Mahathir’s sophisticated London audience took it all in without a murmur.
The politically correct answer would be that an important matter like this has to be decided by the Pakatan leadership.
Dr Mahathir did qualify himself by saying that the choice of Muhyiddin would depend on his party and also the coalition.
But the point is that his party is laying claim to the crown when it is not even an official member of Pakatan.
“My first instinct was that this man is into wishful thinking. He thinks he’s a supremo, the master puppeteer who has put Lim Kit Siang and Azmin Ali in his pocket,” said a Penang DAP politician.
Alternatively, said the same politician, Dr Mahathir might have been trying to give former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin a jab in the arm, to make him take the lead.
“Muhyiddin has been relying on Mahathir to take charge. By naming him as the PM-in-waiting, he could be telling Muhyiddin to wake up from slumberland and take a leading role,” said the politician.
The question of who will be prime minister has always been sensitive and contentious. In the run-up to the last general election, PAS had proposed its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang over Anwar for the top job.
This time around, there is Selangor Mentri Besar and PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali waiting in the wings.
“If you put Azmin and Muhyiddin up there, people would place more hope on Azmin who is younger, more dynamic and has less baggage,” said the DAP politician.
The bottom line is that the Pakatan folk do not regard Muhyiddin, 69, as PM material.
Pakatan’s embrace of the ex-Umno leaders was on the assumption that they would bring in the Malay votes and help them gain access to the Malay hinterland.
They complain that instead of coming up with a strategy and plan on how to engage the hinterland Malays, Parti Pribumi is talking about who will be prime minister.
Some think Dr Mahathir is being disrespectful to the Pakatan leadership in jumping the gun.
But Dr Mahathir is just being Dr Mahathir, he does not need to kowtow to anyone. He probably believes that only he has the key to the gates of Putrajaya and he is doing Pakatan a favour by ganging up with them against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“He’s got to realise that the world has changed, his era is over and he’s no longer pulling the strings. His statement will cause more damage than move our programme forward,” said the same DAP politician.
There is also some disconnect with the political reality out there and the perception is that Dr Mahathir’s obsession to overthrow Najib is so overwhelming that it has affected his judgment and assessment.
But he is living in a bubble if he thinks that his new allies will put up with nonsense like having the prime minister report to him and his party.
Pakatan leaders are beginning to understand that Dr Mahathir can be an asset as well as a liability. He is also becoming somewhat of an embarrassment.
His name carries clout and he brings star power to the coalition but he also comes with loads of baggage. Everywhere he goes, he has to answer questions about his past.
Even his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz has not been spared. When Mukhriz announced that Parti Pribumi wanted a two-term limit for the prime minister, people thought he should be the last person talking about that given that his father stayed on for 22 years.
When Pakatan leaders hooked up with Dr Mahathir, they did not realise they were riding the tiger. Now, they cannot get off or else they may be mauled.


This puzzle was actually the tricky question left unanswered when some of us were invited to have a private engagement with the Man who lead the charge to topple Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (it was our last!) on 10 April 2015.

Yesterday, after a full 18 months cycle and a dozen of failed stunts, Tun Dr. Mahathir made the pronouncement which has been seen is shoving it down the Opposition’s throat.

It has been expected that Pribumi Bersatu President Muhyiddin is to play the dunce-on-the-corner role (tunggul).

The mainstay of the new Opposition coalition would still be the Non Malays. In raw analysis, Muhyiddin’s appointment would be prickly issue because of his previous ultra Malay aura.

Even in London earlier last week, it was raised in passing about Muhyiddin’s infamous proclamation ‘I’m Malay first, Malaysian second’ and this alone would not augur well with a new political coalition alternative for Malaysia which is supposed to bring the agenda of reform, liberalisation and justice for all.

This announcement in London proven that the new Opposition coalition just like Barisan Alternatif, Barisan Rakyat, Pakatan Rakyat and Pakistan Harapan previously is unable to get their act together on the same platform, climbing the same wall for Malaysians with the exception of the desire to topple UMNO/BN.

Even when the Super Mighty Tun Dr Mahathir is onboard, this cannot be resolved because it is clear that majority of CWC members of DAP and key personalities within PKR are very sceptical of their former nemesis of over 50 years, to provide him the pleasure of being the ‘King Maker’.

This latest stunt warrants defacto PKR Leader Deputy President Dato’ Sri Azmin Mohamed Ali to distance himself further from Tun Dr. Mahathir.

The inpredictability of someone who many regard as ‘Master Strategist’ but actually showing signs of dementia on the evil side, is very worrying.

His speeches and ideas may still remain the guiding beacon of so many obtuse, blind loyalists and simpletons, without the consideration that it is actually incoherent if taken in its totality.

This proclamation itself is ‘Wayang’. Just like how Tun Dr Mahathir taken every Malaysians for a ride the past thirty five years.

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Tun Dr. Mahathir-pronounced-future-Prime-Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin announces that a new Opposition pack would be formed by the end of the year.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 | MYT 11:54 AM

Muhyiddin: Opposition to form new alliance by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) claims the Opposition expects to form a new alliance by the end of the year as more Umno members jump ship.

“The party faces declining support and many are not even sure whether Umno can survive the next elections,” the former deputy prime minister told Reuters on Tuesday.

The general election is due by the end of 2018, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, speaking during a visit to Berlin, Germany, has ruled out bringing it forward.

Muhyiddin did not identify any potential Umno rebels during the first interview, Reuters reported.

He said many Umno leaders keen to join his new party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, are uncomfortable with the problems facing Umno.

A Malaysian government spokesman dismissed Muhyiddin’s statement as a ploy to revive his career.

“Muhyiddin has been claiming for over a year that Umno’s leaders, and indeed the Malaysian public, are about to desert the party,” the spokesman told Reuters.

“This has proven to be wishful thinking, with Barisan Nasional winning all three recent elections with landslides, and the party more united than ever.”

Pribumi is chaired by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

His son, former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, is also a member.

Muhyiddin told Reuters that Opposition leaders realise they need to work together to avoid multi-cornered contests that could split the vote base at the general election.

“I would like to see this pact happen as soon as possible, before the year’s end,” he said.


The Opposition have been trying this so many times. Barisan Alternatif, Barisan Rakyat, Pakatan Rakyat, Gagasan Harapan and Pakatan Harapan, which nothing stick and needless to say, works.

The rakyat would expect to see a social development plan, on top of leadership for those vying for the rakyats’ vote and aspire to form the next government.

Pakatan Rakyat almost got the social development agenda plan out. At least, they attempted with the ‘Buku Jingga’, regardless how lame that is.

Forming an alliance and offering an insincere list of key leaders if they win in the next GE isn’t quite adequate to hoodwink the rakyat that the motley crew of ‘unholy-marriage-of-9in0convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows’ is for real and bring out betterment for the nation.

The very least, the current Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s administration the past seven years managed to brought forth improvement in the midst of global challenges like raising the income per capita, standard of living for the majority and the same time reduce deficit in the annual budget.

Muhyiddin for example, hardly did well in his capacity as the Minister of Education. His successor Dato’ Sri Mahadzir Khalid made a lot of mark in the same capacity in just one year filling in Muhyiddin’s old job.

If rhetorics are still in the menu of the Opposition for the 14GE, the recent Sarawak PRN and the twin bi-elections is a good manifestation where the flavours of the silent majority are. This include the strategic voters aka Chinese.

Published in: on September 28, 2016 at 09:18  Comments (5)  

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

“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


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 (4)  

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


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.


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


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.


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)