Maximising Murka

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

NST story:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Published in: on November 2, 2017 at 23:59  Leave a Comment  

Barua, Bohong dan Betrayal

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

Laporan Utusan Malaysia:

Dr. Mahathir akhirnya tewas kepada DAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laporan Malaysian Insight:

Dr Mahathir helps former nemesis DAP raise RM250,000


Looi Sue-Chern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Published in: on October 5, 2017 at 20:00  Comments (4)  

Ghosts of Christmas Past and Ghouls for Tomorrow

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

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

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

The Edge Financial Daily story:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All hell broke lose!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both are very prestigious British universities.

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

The Sun Daily story:

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

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli — Sunpix by Adib Rawi Yahya

 

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

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

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

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

The court maintained the RM20,000 bail on Rafizi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Throwing pebbles in the glasshouse

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

New Straits Times story:

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

By SYED UMAR ARIFF

August 14, 2017 @ 9:13pm

SYED UMAR ARIFF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And:

The Mole story:

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

nothing2hide
Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Star story:

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dr M was a ‘dictator in his time’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Straits Times story:

Malaysia’s Mahathir admits he was a ‘dictator’

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

PUBLISHED

MAR 27, 2016, 9:08 PM SGT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Mahathir abused the democracy in many ways.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Facebook comment:

“Terang komennya, dari saudara Norizan bin Yahya.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published in: on August 14, 2017 at 23:00  Comments (3)  

Volenti non fit injuria!

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had the ghosts of his past haunt him and spooked the lights of many, which is not surprising at all.

He was attacked upon his eluding answer to the question about the ‘Memali Incident’ at a village on 19 November 1985 in Baling, Kedah where 18 people lost their lives.

Two persons is believed to be arrested for the riot at the event:

New Straits Time story:

(Updated) Two men held in Nothing to Hide 2.0 riot

HARIZ MOHD

SHAH ALAM: A riot erupted at the venue of Nothing To Hide 2.0 event featuring Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, here this evening.

The incident started about 5.30pm saw a flare thrown towards the stage, followed by water bottles and chairs, before a mob started chasing after several people to a parking area opposite Dewan Raja Muda Musa at Selangor Youth and Culture Complex where the event was held.

The commotion inside the hall also saw another flare tossed towards a section where media members were seated.

It happened shortly after an audience asked the former premier about Memali incident in Kedah in 1985, and whether Dr Mahathir took responsibility of the incident which saw 18 including four policemen killed.

Dr. Mahathir however did not get the chance to answer the question when provocation started as he was about to speak.

He was then escorted out to safety, together with his wife Tun Dr. Siti Asmah Mohd Ali and other Pakatan Harapan leaders. They are believed to have been taken to their cars.

The New Straits Times reporters who were there saw several members of the audience, including those wearing Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Armada youth wing’s t-shirts, assaulted at the parking area.

A group also started venting their anger towards members of the press for taking their pictures, and shoved several photographers. It is learnt that several including female reporters were also kicked by unidentified assailants.

The incident continued for about half an hour, where a mob also chased after a man back into the hall and started beating him up, before a group of men believed to be security personnel for the event took the man away and shielded him from the mob.

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Dr Mahathir had this coming when he agreed to appear at a forum designed to be provocative by his own party’s youth wing ARMADA in Shah Alam this afternoon.

The event was planned to be a debate with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

However, despite the refusal for a debate, which many believed to be of no purpose but an extension of Dr Mahathir’s strategy to demonise Prime Minister Najib.

Channel News Asia story:

Forum led by former Malaysian PM Mahathir descends into violence

Some participants threw shoes and chairs at Dr Mahathir and set off flares at the community hall in Shah Alam.

 

KUALA LUMPUR: A forum led by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is seeking to oust the government, descended into violence Sunday (Aug 13) as participants threw shoes and chairs and set off flares.

The town hall meeting was aimed at highlighting a major financial scandal that has ensnared Prime Minister Najib Razak, and which has spurred Mahathir, 92, into coming out of retirement to take on his ex-protege.

But about 90 minutes into the event in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, troublemakers started throwing shoes, chairs and bottles towards Mahathir, organiser Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman told AFP.

Mahathir, who had been taking questions from the audience when the violence erupted, was escorted from the building and was unhurt, Syed Saddiq said. At least two people were injured, he added.

“It is clear it was designed to silence Mahathir and the opposition,” said Syed Saddiq, the youth chief of Mahathir’s recently established Bersatu party.

“But we will never be cowed by these cowards.”

Senior opposition figure Azmin Ali accused Najib of “using gangsterism to silence Mahathir. This is a cowardly act”.

Mahathir, who was premier from 1981 to 2003, has excoriated Najib over allegations billions were looted from state investment fund 1MDB in an audacious campaign of fraud and money-laundering.

Before the violence erupted at Sunday’s event, called “Nothing to Hide” and attended by some 2,000 people, Mahathir had repeated his criticisms of Najib over 1MDB.

Najib, whose United Malays National Organisation has been in power at the head of a coalition since independence in 1957, and 1MDB deny wrongdoing.

Mahathir’s party has joined the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan, or Alliance of Hope. It last month announced a new leadership line-up, with Mahathir as chairman and his former rival Anwar Ibrahim – who is in jail – as overall leader.

Source: AFP

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/forum-led-by-former-malaysian-pm-mahathir-descends-into-violence-9120028

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Dr. Mahathir ought to realise his leadership and administration in the words of a leader, “Not Sterling”. His 22 years 3 month premiership was plagued with scandals, abuses and even so many persons wronged.

An example besides the ‘Memali Incident’ is in October 1987 where 106 persons were arrested and detained without trial of ‘Operasi Lallang’. He was then the Home Minister, who signed the detention order under Emergency Ordinance and Internal Security Act.

This ‘Nothing 2 Hide 2′ event was not even well received, despite the attendance of senior Opposition Leaders like Parti Bunga President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng, Parti Bunga Deputy President Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and other PPBM top leadership.

The dreadful incident is suspiciously orchestrated or planned. It is because the peculiar master ceremony announcement just prior to the commencement of the event,

“Tuan Tuan dan Puan Puan, saya lupa memintak Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan memberikan tepukan gemuruh kepada brother-brother security atau keselamatan kita pada hari ini. Kita tak mohon, tak jangka atau tak doakan tetapi sekiranya keselamatan kita pada hari ini tergugat, kita mohon abang-abang security mengambil tindakan sewajarnya”.

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This can be seen in the first two minutes of this recording:

One of the issues that Dr. Mahathir is unable to answer is about the Anwar’s sacking from the Government as Deputy Prime Minister, from UMNO as Deputy President and the case for sodomy, which started trial in end of 1998.

The Star story:

Sunday, 13 August 2017 | MYT 9:46 PM

Dr M sidesteps question on Anwar sodomy charges at forum

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2017/08/13/13/49/forum-mahathir-1308.ashx/?w=620&h=413&crop=1&hash=60CEE960D9DF6C651CF61C519703503CF480A074

SHAH ALAM: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sidestepped a question on his fractious history with jailed Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Nothing To Hide 2.0 forum on Sunday, reiterating that the issue was “in the past”.

The former prime minister said that even Anwar had not questioned him about the real reason he was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998.

“Even Anwar has never questioned me about that. His main focus is on toppling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. This issue is already very old. If we want to raise past issues, then it will be very difficult for everyone,” he said at the forum held at the Dewan Raja Muda Musa here.

An audience member had asked the Pribumi chairman to reveal whether his reason for sacking Anwar was because the latter had committed sodomy, or if it was because he was seen as a political threat.

Asked why he was now campaigning for Anwar to be eventually made Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election, Dr Mahathir said that the decision would ultimately not be up to him.

“Whether he becomes PM or not is not up to me. If the people want him then they have the right to choose him. Even if I disagree – but the majority want Anwar –  then that is something we need to accept,” the Pakatan chairman said, adding that a person’s capability to be prime minister cannot be judged based on the number of “sins” they had committed.

“If you ask someone how many sins they have before choosing them as PM, then I figure no one can be PM,” he said.

On a separate question as to whether he would officially apologise to Anwar in order to strengthen the Opposition pact before the next general election, Dr Mahathir said there was no need for an apology.

“Anwar has never asked me to apologise. I met him for more than an hour, and he didn’t even ask me why I put him in jail or tell me to apologise for mistreating him,” he added.

The forum on Sunday had to be abruptly suspended after several individuals instigated violence by throwing projectiles including bottles, shoes, and even flares in the direction of the stage.

Dr Mahathir, who was seated on stage with moderator Azhar Harun, was immediately rushed out of the hall with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali and other Opposition leaders who were present.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/13/dr-m-sidesteps-question-on-anwar-sodomy-charges-at-forum/#ZQOjiMigh3pWqQ4u.99

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This is not the first time Dr. Mahathir has been attacked for politics. He was attacked by his own personal friend Nik Sapeia at Sultan Ismail International Airport, Kota Bharu, Kelantan on the morning of 28 July 2006.

The attack in Kota Bharu infront of 1,000 believed to be his supporters which include Majlis Tindakan Rakyat Kelantan Chairman Dato’ Ibrahim Ali, was about foiling him to speak against then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Dr. Mahathir was slotted to appear later that day, in his second open attack in his quest to oust Prime Minister Abdullah.

Volenti non fit injuria (Latin: “to a willing person, injury is not done”) is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict.

The ruling party and/or Government has nothing to gain by sabotaging this event, especially in this manner. There is nothing could be expected from Dr. Mahathir which has not been said nor him eluding from directly answer anything thrown against him, over his 60 years of politics.

It is Dr. Mahathir who has so much to hide and he cannot disclaim ownership of anything which is coming back to haunt him because he consented for the provocation, both as a provocateur and victim.

*Updated 1100hrs 14 Aug 2017

This is the posting from Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s Facebook fan club:


Published in: on August 13, 2017 at 21:00  Comments (4)  

Seditious solicitor

The barrister representing Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his agents Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Matthias Chang issued a statement which is suspiciously seditious.

Mohd Haniff Khatri criticised in the tone of seemingly sowing hatred towards the Executive on “Tampering on every branch of the Federal Constitution” with issues like the sacking off Deputy Prime Minister and another Cabinet member, Attorney General and parliamentary matters.

The appointment and swearing in of the new Chief Justice by His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Along XV.

Haniff should be investigated for the utterance of words many felt seditious in nature.

Published in: on August 6, 2017 at 23:30  Comments (3)  

Cermin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kemudian SPRM mengakui bahawa siasatan mereka sebenarnya tidak lengkap.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ini cukup bukti untuk membuktikan Dr Mahathir mengkhianati Bangsa Melayu.

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

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

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

Published in: on February 11, 2017 at 03:45  Comments (4)  

No Love is Lost

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

NST Online story:

Kit Siang says may act against Hadi over Islam

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunk in attempt to sabotage Johor

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

The Star story:

Monday, 23 January 2017 | MYT 11:27 AM

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

 

BY NABILA AHMAD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“He (Dr M) would invent crisis!”

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

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

This include in manufacturing crisis.

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

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

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