Propping the Lame

Kongress Maruah Melayu organised by some PPBM leaders who jumped from UMNO and got themselves in political disposition, fronting the academias to prop Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad‘s ‘last message to the Malays’ is nothing more than a political gimmick to prop the latter is his worst ebb amongst the Malays

MKini story:

Dr M to deliver final message at Malay Congress due to threats from hypocrites’
Sep 29th, 2019
(Updated Sep 29th, 2019)

Bersatu supreme council leader Dr Muhammad Faiz Bin Na’aman said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad intends to deliver a “final message” at the upcoming Malay Dignity Congress next month in the face of “hypocrites” sowing slander and provocation that threatens to undermine national unity.


“Allegations after allegations have been hurled against Mahathir who continues to work hard for the people and country.


“While the international community, particularly the Muslim world, admires his leadership, but there are Malay hypocrites that continue to slander and insult him for political gain.


“This is the real face of Malaysian politics today. We are at a crossroads that will determine if the people’s unity will be ruined or that we move towards development that is enjoyed by all.


“Bloodshed could happen at any time due to the spread of slander, provocation and incitement on social media by irresponsible quarters,” he said in a statement today.
For these reasons, Faiz said Mahathir is seeking to address the Malay community.


“Cognisant that the strength of our national unity is under threat, Mahathir has called for all Malaysians who are Malay and Muslims, regardless of political ideologies, NGOs, corporate people or private individuals, to attend the Malay Dignity Congress on Oct 6 to hear the ‘final’ message from our legendary statesman,” he added.


Faiz (photo) said while divisions within the Malay community due to ideological differences is normal, but there are those capitalising on this to create provocations along racial, state and religious lines.

He said those responsible are bent on doing so after being rejected by the people in the last general election for being corrupt and betraying the people’s mandate.

“They are surely desperate to return to power after filling their cronies’ bellies and their own for decades and exploiting Malay and Muslim sentiment on the political arena.


“In fact, the one who is most satiated is Jho Low, who was the business partner to ‘Bossku’ who is worshipped by his party extremes,” he said, in apparent reference to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Faiz said these quarters are parroting the message that Malays and Muslims have lost power, that the DAP is in control, that Pakatan Harapan has broken its promises.


He said they are using the name of “Muslim unity” to shield leaders who are now being investigated for corruption and other crimes.

“The fraudulent fighters are once again trying to fool Malays and Muslims by claiming that they are defending Islam and bumiputera, that they are the only hope and there is no alternative,” he added.

As such, Faiz said Mahathir will try to address these challenges.
The event is organised by Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya.

The congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.

The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.
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This statement came after MCA Vice President Dato’ Seri Ti Liang Ker highlighted that the National Cooperation Charter inked by UMNO and PAS Presidents were inclusive of taking other ethnic groups forward, which is in tandem with the Federal Constitution.

Ti is also attacking DAP particularly Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinists Lim Kit Siang and Mini Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinist Lim Guan Eng on the Kongress supposedly to address the ‘Dignity of the Malays’.

Its either being challenged or has to be redeemed, especially after Pakatan Harapan took over as the helm of the nation, which is damning to the Perpaduan, a bedrock of stability that provided the room and opportunity of nation building and progress.

Mkini story:

MCA veep says Dr M attending Malay congress will aggravate tensions


Sep 28th, 2019


(Updated Sep 28th, 2019)

MCA vice-president Ti Lian Ker today said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s planned attendance at the Malay Dignity Congress next month could aggravate tensions in a multiracial country.


Ti questioned if Pakatan Harapan was playing the race card at a time when “PAS and Umno are talking of inclusiveness and upholding the spirit and intent of the Federal Constitution”.
“It is ironic that PAS and Umno are now talking of Muafakat Nasional (National Cooperation) without impairing the position and rights of other ethnic and religious groups, but the Harapan government and Bersatu leaders are promoting a Malay phobia of ‘Malay dignity’ camouflaged by public universities,” he said in a statement today.


Ti also prodded the DAP to advise the prime minister on the matter.


“The prime minister’s proposed attendance of a congress to talk about ‘Malay Dignity’ reeks of the ‘Ketuanan Melayu‘ (Malay supremacy) years of which DAP had strongly condemned in the past.


“It is ironic to see them (DAP) turning a deaf ear and a blind eye by remaining on a ‘mute’ mode to this development.


“The attendance of their ‘top dog’ would cause or aggravate the tension and caused further uneasiness to the multiracial society of Malaysia that is now emerging under the New Malaysia government,” he said.

Ti said Mahathir must be reminded that he is the prime minister for all Malaysians and not just a Malay leader.


“He should not be seen to be endorsing a racial divide but instead propose, support and encourage a congress of national unity and dignity for all Malaysians instead,” he said.


The Malay Dignity Congress is expected to take place at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, next month.

Event organiser Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya confirmed that Mahathir would attend and deliver a “mandate”.


The centre’s director Hashim Ismail, however, said Mahathir would be present “not as prime minister but as a Malay leader”.


Hashim said the congress will discuss issues involving education, religion, culture, politics and the economy from a Malay perspective.



The event will be held on Oct 6 at the Axiata Arena Stadium in collaboration with UTM, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Sultan Idris Education University.

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One of the senior activist of the Kongres Maruah Melayu former VC of UM Prof Dr Hashim Ali

FMT story:

Kongres Maruah Melayu bukan mahu saingi himpunan ummah Umno-PAS, kata penganjur


Adam Abu Bakar
September 22, 2019 7:37 AM

PETALING JAYA: Penganjur Kongres Maruah Melayu berkata tafsiran pemimpin politik pembangkang yang mendakwa penganjuran program itu bertujuan menandingi Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah anjuran Umno-PAS adalah tidak benar.


Pengarah Pusat Kecemerlangan Melayu, Akademi Pengajian Melayu Universiti Malaya, Hashim Ismail berkata, kongres itu dibuat dengan kerjasama tiga universiti lain iaitu Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) dan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) serta Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia.


“Kalau isu ini dipolitikkan, mungkin itu pandangan dari ahli politik. Kita bekerjasama dengan setiap universiti ini dan saya pula hanya menjalankan kerja-kerja dari Naib Cancelor UM Abdul Rahim Hashim. Dia panggil kami dan memberitahu ada isu untuk digerakkan secara akademik, maka kami buat apa yang patut.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu ini antaranya membincangkan mengenai permasalahan orang Melayu melibatkan aspek pendidikan, agama, budaya, politik dan ekonomi. Kita sudah berikan topik ini kepada setiap universiti untuk ambil bahagian masing-masing,” katanya kepada FMT.


Dalam poster tersebar di media sosial, Kongres Maruah Melayu dijadualkan berlangsung pada 6 Oktober depan, di Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil. Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dijangka akan memberikan amanatnya dalam kongres tersebut.


Sebelum ini, Setiausaha Agung Umno Annuar Musa mengkritik penganjuran kongres berkenaan yang berpandangan ia hanya menambah kekeliruan bangsa Melayu serta tidak menolak ia akan menjadi medan kepada perpecahan dan menjadi bahan ketawa bukan Melayu.


Hashim berkata, tidak dinafikan wujud pelbagai persepsi yang dikaitkan dengan kongres itu, selepas gambar beberapa pemimpin dari PPBM tular di media sosial, didakwa terlibat secara langsung dalam penganjuran kongres berkenaan.


“Tafsiran politik ini saya tidak mahu campur. Mereka ini penaja, ada macam-macam lagi pihak seperti dari syarikat tertentu. Kita mencari penaja, berdasarkan maklumat dari naib cancelor dijangka Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad akan berucap. Maka ramailah yang mahu bersama sekali,” katanya.

Mengulas lanjut, Hashim berkata pemimpin kini tidak boleh lari dengan hakikat kekhuatiran yang dibangkitkan rakyat, selepas pertukaran pentadbiran selepas Barisan Nasional kalah pada pilihan raya Mei lalu.

“Kita lihat dari aspek perpaduan nasional, kesan pemerintahan hari ini kepada ekonomi negara, hak-hak Melayu yang kononnya hari ini tercabar, kita lihat semua ini dari perspektif akademik. Ingin saya tegaskan, naib cancelor UM bukan ahli politik,” katanya.

Hashim berkata, berdasarkan perbincangannya dengan pihak pengurusan, program ini menyasarkan penglibatan orang muda, yang secara tidak langsung merupakan mahasiswa di universiti terbabit serta ahli akademik lain.


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The senior and junior Lims and other Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders have been completely silent about this Kongress Maruah Melayu.

However, they have attacked UMNO and PAS getting closer together cooperate to a point of calling them as “Talibans”.

Malaysiakini story:

Deputy minister agrees M’sia could be ‘Taliban state’ if Umno-PAS wins GE15
Mar 13th, 2019


(Updated Mar 13th, 2019)
Ng Xiang Yi

Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen has backed DAP deputy secretary-general Nga Kor Ming’s remark that the Umno-PAS union could lead to Malaysia becoming a Taliban state.


Chong said the political collaboration between the two parties would constitute a threat to the entire country as a result of their propagation of race and religious-based politics.


“The cooperation of PAS and Umno is not only a threat to Pakatan Harapan, but also a threat to our country.
“As we can see, from the propaganda they advocated in the past two by-elections, they are going along racial and religious issues.


“I agree, to a certain extent, what was commented by Nga, that there is a possibility of the country heading towards becoming Taliban country if PAS and Umno cooperate and win the next general election,” he said when speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby today.


The Stampin MP also expressed his disappointment with BN component party members MIC and MCA for going along with Umno and PAS in this new working relationship.

Umno and PAS, the two largest Malay-based parties in the country, had formalised ties earlier this month after working together in several by-elections that have taken place since the May general election in 2018, most effectively in the recent Cameron Highlands and Semenyih polls.

He added that was why Amanah did not side with Umno and PAS, as the Harapan component party, initially a splinter party from PAS, did not view Islam as a religion which “sowed hatred and enmity”.


On March 6, Lim issued a statement in Chinese urging MCA to immediately leave BN because Umno and PAS were now “declaring war” on non-Muslims.
He later issued a correction several hours later, which replaced the phrase “declaring war” with “targeting.”


Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Tuesday that a total of 58 police reports had been lodged nationwide against the DAP secretary-general and police have opened an investigation paper on the matter.


Nga, who is also Teluk Intan MP, had employed the analogy – that Malaysia was at risk of becoming like Afghanistan under Taliban rule – during a ceramah in Taiping last Friday.


This led to Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki labelling him the nephew of late Malayan Communist Party leader Chin Peng.


Asyraf later apologised for his remark, but demanded that Nga apologise for the Taliban claim.

Non-Muslim reactions not ‘unnatural’


Meanwhile, Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad said Umno and PAS had invited comments such as Nga’s Taliban remark and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s initial “war declaration” statement due to claims the two parties had been making against the non-Muslim community.
The federal territories minister, who was speaking in the Parliament lobby today, added that such reactions were not “unnatural or abnormal”.


He said: “Those (Lim’s and Nga’s) are individual opinions. (But) that is the environment they (Umno and PAS) created when they use phrases like the country is in danger, threatened by the non-Muslims, hence their call is to unite the Malay-Muslims to face the threats of the non-Muslims.


“So when they make such a call, it isn’t wrong for non-Muslims to assume that the unity (of Umno and PAS) is one based on hatred towards the non-Muslims.”


He said: “[…] It is not unnatural for the non-Muslims to feel this is a Taliban-style kind of movement.”

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There are some interesting contradiction in the run up of this Kongres Maruah Melayu

  1. If all of strategic importance to the Malays are eroding to a point it is so challenging, isn’t the Prime Minister is Malay, the Deputy Prime Minister is Malay and more than half of the Cabinet members are Malay-Bumiputera aware of it, that they had to get the pressure group of Malay intelligentsia in the form of those in the academia to front it?
  2. Isn’t this a political agenda trying to be poorly guised as coming from the academia?
  3. Isn’t is obvious that the individuals who are the primary proponent of this event are PPBM leaders who are trying to make their mark to Gerontocracy Prime Minister after frogging themselves from UMNO as a bad after thought, without the ground shifting together with them and propping Pakatan Harapan’s most precarious partner?
  4. How would the outcome from this Kongress Maruah Melayu be effectively rolled out even in the notion of protecting the Malay interests when the current Parliament XVI is most precarious in terms of power and bargaining chips for the Malays?

Unless one of the outcome is the UMNO-PAS Cooperation, which is the mainstay of the Malay power at the moment either go into effective partnership with PPBM (since it is clear that UMNO and PAS outright stated their rejection of PKR, DAP and PAN totally and unconditionally!) or form a new political partnership.

However, it must come unconditionally as at the moment, UMNO and PAS already gotten four times more popularity from the grassroots and compared to PPBM and PAN.

Otherwise this Kongress Maruah Melayu would just be academic and providing platform for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to do a ‘last round political theatric’ instead of ‘last amanat’.

Coincidentally, it has been said that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir would launch his ‘Shared Prosperity Vision’ to replace the ‘Vision 2020’ the day before the Kongress Maruah Melayu.

It would be very interesting what resolutions and demands which derived from a series of discourse and intelligentsia discourse separately on Politics, Education, Economy, Culture and Religion by respective custodian Unis as a precursor to the plenary session and that would be presented at the Kongress Maruah Melayu

Will the real ‘hypocrites’ please stand up?

*updated 1400hrs

Published in: on September 30, 2019 at 07:59  Leave a Comment  

Kongress Maruah DAP

It is abundantly clear the pro- Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s initiative for ‘Kongress Maruah Melayu’ is another of DAP Emperissimo of Chinese Chauvinists Lim Kit Siang’s strategic idea.

FMT story:

Don’t try to out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS, Kit Siang tells PH


FMT Reporters
September 15, 2019 10:17 AM

PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has cautioned the ruling coalition against attempting to “out-Malay Umno and out-Islam PAS” to counter the alliance formally forged by the country’s two biggest Malay-Muslim parties yesterday.


The DAP supremo said Pakatan Harapan would “fail and fall” if it attempts to do so as such a tactic could alienate the 5.5 million supporters from various religious and racial backgrounds that voted in PH in the 14th general election.


He said PH said should instead implement the New Malaysia agenda and win over the 2.5 million voters who supported Umno and the two million voters who backed PAS in the May 9 polls last year.


“If the Pakatan Harapan government takes the high ground and is guided by the five-pillar promises of the manifesto in the 14th general election, the PAS-Umno alliance is likely to implode even before the next 15th general election,” he said in a statement.

Lim warned that the PAS-Umno alliance would see an escalation in “toxic politics of race and religion” to an unprecedented level.


He also took a swipe at Barisan Nasional components MCA and MIC for giving their blessing to the alliance. “This despite an earlier MCA threat to ‘kick’ Umno out of Barisan Nasional if it ‘coddles up with PAS’.”


MCA had, on the eve of the signing of the historic charter, said it would “consent and respect” any collaboration between opposition parties in Malaysia as long as it was in line with the Federal Constitution and upheld moderation.


It also sent representatives to witness the signing of the charter between PAS and Umno in the spirt of the BN and “ensure that the gathering will strictly observe the values of multiculturalism and moderation”.


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Published in: on September 22, 2019 at 19:55  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for ‘Mewayang’

They say imitation is the best form of flattery and Kongress Maruah Melayu in the works now for 6 Oct proposed at Axiata Stadium is the lamest attempt to redeem Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s standing in the eyes of the majority of the Malays.

The Malay Mail Online story:

UM Malay Excellence Studies Centre organises Malay Congress on Oct 6
Published

21 hours ago on 19 September 2019


BY ZAINAL EPI

COMMENTARY, Sept 19 — The Universti Malaya Malay Excellence Studies Centre is organising a mammoth gathering of Malays on October 6 ― this time a non-political — for those who are non-partisan to have their voices heard by leaders in both the ruling parties and the Opposition.

To be held at Axiata Arena, the closed-door stadium in Bukit Jalil, the gathering is called Kongres Maruah Melayu or Malay Pride Congress and aims to chart the community’s course in all aspects including economy and politics.

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It has already proven that in the eyes of the majority of the Malays, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir ‘sold his soul off to the devil’ for a whiff back into power and toppling Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and his ruling Government.

He is in power because of the power-base that’s derived from the Non Malays, particularly DAP and PKR. The two has a consolidated votes of over 4million.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s own party PPBM, a failed and lame spin off mainly dissenters from UMNO only managed slightly over 718,000 votes.

Compared to the combined votes got by UMNO and PAS of over 4.5million in the last GE.

Since taking control of the Federal Government and seven State Governments incl Johor and Perak, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and Malay leaders have been seen as lame and lackey to the real power, which is DAP.

It is a poor attempt to match the highly successful ‘Himpunan Perpaduan Ummah’ which saw the Malays come in droves to witness the top Malay and PAS leaders vowed and inked the ‘National Cooperation Charter’, which formalised and fortified their political and social network and cooperation.

Never before a congregation of 40,000 Malays, which include political parties leaders, NGOs, academicians and professionals, as well as ordinary folks from the Malay hinterland converged and demonstrated their emotion when the ‘National Cooperation Charter’ was inked and proclaimed.

By and large the majority of the Malays felt the Malay leaders in the top echelon of the PH Controlled Government are not having their mind and interests on the issues of the majority and the Malay Agenda.

They felt bit by bit the firms that were previous grown into conglomerates are there and grown to protect their interests, have now been systematically dissected and fragmented. As a result, these GLCs and MNCs are systematically hiving off assets and businesses with the lame exercise to reduce liability.

The public notion also felt that many of these corporate exercise have gone to cronies and selected few.

This is notwithstanding all the Government and Economic Transformation Programs (GTP and ETP) have now been reverted back to Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s old ways.

It is unclear how Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir shall lead the balance of the Malays who still gullible and hopeful something could be salvaged from the reminiscence of the available time and opportunity for the Malay Agenda.

The organisers of the Kongress Maruah Melayu are political and academic have been who lost their power base and dignity for selling themselves short to Gerontocracy Prime Minister and now considered worthless in the general public standing.

Especially the “Bacul Lari Malam” chap!

In actual fact, it is unlikely the organisers could amass a good number let alone quality participants for the Kongress Maruah Melayu planned 6 Oct 2019.

It is not surprising that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is back with his usual theatrics and weep on stage at his keynote address!

Published in: on September 20, 2019 at 09:15  Leave a Comment  

Penjualan Yang Belum Selesai

Penjualan yang belum selesai!

(pasca PH dapat kuasa)

Sesungguhnya tidak ada yang lebih menyayat hati

Dari melihat asset bangsaku dijarah

Tidak ada yang lebih menyedihkan

dari membiarkan bangsaku dihina

Air mata tiada ertinya

Sejarah silam tiada maknanya

Sekiranya bangsa tercinta terpinggir

Dipersenda dan dilupakan

Bukan kecil langkah wira bangsa

Para pejuang kemerdekaan

Bagi menegakkan kemuliaan

Dan darjat bangsa

Selangkah bererti mara

Mengharung sejuta dugaan

Biarkan bertatih

asalkan langkah itu yakin dan cermat

bagi memastikan negara

merdeka dan golongan terpilih itu selalu terpelihara

Bagi lain-lainya air mata sengsara

mengiringi setiap langkah eksesais kroni kita

Tugas sekarang bukannya sukar

Kerana menjual pasca kemajuan tercapai

Rupanya jauh senang dari bermandi

Keringat dan darah untuk mengadakannya

Lagi pula apalah ertinya Malaysia Bahru

Kalau bangsaku asyik dibodohkan

Dan terus dihina olehku,

Mengangguk dan membenarkan,

Kerana sekalipun bangganya negara

kerana makmur dan mewahnya

Kroniku masih memfaraid buta

dan meminta-minta di negaranya sendiri

Bukankah keangkuhkan dan obsessi

Menghina dan menjatuhkan Bangsa sendiri

Diwayangkan sebagai ‘Meneruskan perjuangan’

Kedudukan Bangsa kita sebelum ini

Kerana rupanya selain memerdekakan,

Mengisi kemerdekaan jauh lebih sengsara

Bangsaku bukan kecil hati dan jiwanya

Bukankah sejak zaman berzaman

Mereka menjadi pelaut, pengembara

Malah penakluk terkemuka?

Bukankah mereka sudah mengembangkan sayap

Menjadi pedagang dan peniaga

Selain menjadi ulama dan ilmuwan terbilang?

Bukankah bangsaku pernah mengharung

Samudera menjajah dunia yang tak dikenal

Bukankah mereka pernah menjadi wira serantau

Yang tidak mengenal erti takut dan kematian?

Tugas kita belum selesai rupanya

Bagi menjarah kepentingan dan asset bangsa

kerana hanya kroni yang berjaya

akan sentiasa dihormati

Rupanya masih jauh dan berliku jalan kita

Bukan sekadar mengayakan kengkawan dan mengisi jong-jong mereka

tetapi mengangkat darjat dan kemuliaan palsu yang cuba didustakan sebagai buat selama-lamanya

Hari ini, jalan ini pasti semakin berliku

Kerana masa depan belum menjanjikan syurga

Bagi mereka yang kita lemahkan dengan sengaja

Dan kita andaikan mudah kecewa

Kepada golongan terpilih dan kroni ketat

Tetapi syurga dijanjikan sementara

Selagi ada masa untuk menjarah dan melipat

Penjualan kita belum selesai

Kerana hanya yang cekal dan tabah

Dapat membina mercu tanda

Kroniku yang berjaya.

(Adapted from the original work, 4 May 1996)

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Published in: on September 19, 2019 at 15:22  Leave a Comment  

‘M’ for Mengejutkan

It’s a very troubling development of events of the Federal Government under Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s leadership and Pakatan Harapan Rule with the circulation of a letter about a supposed RM450million job in Kota Bharu.

The Malay Mail Online:

Guan Eng on RM450m direct negotiation project: I have to discuss it with PM first


Published 7 hours ago on 16 September 2019
BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY


PETALING JAYA, Sept 16 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that he would be discussing with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a now viral letter, purportedly from the Ministry of Finance (MoF), about a RM450 million project allegedly awarded through direct negotiation in Kota Baru, Kelantan.

Lim when queried about the letter by a journalist who pressed him for comments, questioned the journalist in return, asking if the letter bore his signature.


“Was it signed by me? Was it signed by me?” Lim asked the journalist when she posed the question.

“So please lah. There are so many letters signed. If it is not signed by me, you must first let me go do the assessment first.

“I think you are referring to what the PM said, isn’t it? So can I discuss with my PM first? It is not right for me not to discuss with the PM first before talking to you,” Lim said referring to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,

When pointed out that the letter was issued from his ministry, owing to the letterhead, Lim again repeated that the document did not bear his signature and said there are many other officials under him at MoF.

“There are how many letters signed by me and other officials? So if it is signed by me, at least there is some basis. Signed by so many other officials. You know how many staff are there in MoF? Please be reasonable,” he said, again asking for space to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister.

However, last night Dr Mahathir had also told reporters that he would also be looking into the said letter that claims to have his backing and the approval of the MoF for a direct negotiation for the project located in Tunjong, near Kota Baru in Kelantan.

Speaking to reporters after the Putrajaya Boat Race Championship 2019, the prime minister said he has never approved any new direct negotiations since taking over Putrajaya last year.

However, he said that there was a possibility that the purported direct negotiation for the Kelantan project, could be a continuation of what was done during the previous Barisan Nasional’s (BN) regime.

The letter dated July 26, 2019 was allegedly faxed to the Prime Minister’s Department’s Senior Deputy Chief Secretary Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

It referred to a ‘design and build’ project for a “Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan” Kota Baru, Tunjong.

The letter said that it referred to a letter sent by the prime minister dated July 9, 2019.
“We would like to inform you that his honourable Finance Minister have agreed for PDM Builders Sdn Bhd to be appointed through direct negotiation to implement “Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan” Kota Baru, Tunjong with the price of RM450,000,000,” said the letter allegedly penned by Datuk Zamzuri Abdul Aziz from the Government’s Procurement Section.
The letter was tweeted by Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Razlan Rafii yesterday.

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So many wrongs about this ‘Direct Negotiation Award of RM450 million’ episode.

1. Gerontocracy Prime Minister still practices Crony Capitalism, something which is so against the PH Manifesto

2. The incompetent Minister of Finance is insinuating of either:

2.1. His incompetencies not able to run the MOF and Treasury properly

2.2. He is either detached from the mechanics of the MOF civil service or he is completely ignorant about it

2.3. He is not getting along with Gerontocracy Prime Minister

2.4. So many ‘Sir Humphrey Appleby’s within MOF and the Minister is kept in the dark and/or always brought into and through a maze of dark alleys

2.5. Official correspondents to and from the Ministry are leaked to the public

2.6. The abuse of power is worse than the previous administration and/or Federal Government

3. This response is incompetent Minister of Finance’s lams attempt to throw someone or a group of some people under the bus, when they are caught red handed with the trousers down

This is a nice precursor for a Cabinet shake up, shake down or reshuffle, instead of mere “Reassignment of duties”.🙄

If Gerontocracy Prime Minister is trapped unable to switch Ministerial positions and functions of PH Presidential Council members, then its a nice opportunity to introduce an MOF II post.

“To smoothen the mechanics, in the effort for Federal Government to facilitate the catalyst for economic growth, especially in this global trying times”

And “Bacul Lari Malam” could be the man for the job.

There should be some degree stability of Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s leadership and administration otherwise all the ‘surprises’ of the political instability, gross lack of policies and consistency and grave lack of competency and follow through, is taking the nation and dynamism on a digression path.

Published in: on September 16, 2019 at 21:04  Leave a Comment  

Brothing the Hot Soup

Pakatan Harapan leaders are throwing the blame to Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of allowing disability, with the intent to stay in power longer and not handover the Premiership to heir apparent PKR President Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim.

The Malay Mail Online story:

DAP MP demands Pakatan rein in Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Klang MP Charles Santiago accused Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of unilateralism today and told the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council to curb the “minority party” leader.

The DAP MP blamed the Bersatu chairman for the current controversy over the introduction of khat in primary schools, insisting Dr Mahathir must have known it would trigger public dissatisfaction.

He also cited the government’s decisions in other issues including the refusal to deport Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik as well as the high-profile reversals on Lynas Malaysia and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) as examples.

“Mahathir, by now, should be able to read the mood of the people. And he must understand that arbitrary decisions, without consultation, will not get him far.

“Therefore, there must be a review in the decision-making process at the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council,” he said in a statement.

Charles asserted that the PH leadership must be consulted on matters relating to race and religion in government policy.

The country’s education system was also in need of fundamental reforms that were more pressing than the introduction of khat, he said.

He warned that voters were “livid and furious” with the administration and threatening to expel the current leaders in the next general election.

“Currently, it looks like there it too much power in the hands of the prime minister and so this power needs to be shared equally amongst all the component parties.

“We can’t get rid of former premier Najib Razak, only to become just like him,” Charles said.

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A Machiavellian that he is, Gerontocracy Prime Minister is the Master of Divide and Rule.

Now, he got them by the short and curlies!

He has perfectly mastered the art to continuously create controversies, and he wouldn’t be allowed to leave in the middle of these unresolved issues.

DAP leaders within the ruling is accusing Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has been making unilateral decisions of issues like Tulisan Jawi/Khat in schools.

Where as amongst DAP, the introduction of it as part of Bahasa Melayu at year four didn’t augur well at the grassroots level.

Two days ago Emperorissimo of Chinese Chauvinism Lim Kit Siang was heckled by his own constituents on the matter.

The Star story:

Kit Siang heckled in own constituency over khat issue


  • NATION

  • Saturday, 10 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang was seen heckled by the public over the khat issue during a Hungry Ghost Festival event in his constituency on Friday.

In two videos circulating on social media, Lim, who is the Iskandar Puteri MP, can be seen being shouted and booed at by the public.

In the first video, a man is heard shouting at Lim, “Are you still lying” while Lim is giving a speech.

In the second video, another man questions Lim but does not get a response as Lim just continues with his speech.

Online portal Malaysiakini reported that the function’s organiser had claimed that Lim was booed at by locals as they were not happy over the khat issue.

The report also stated that Lim did not leave the event later over the jeering, but because he needed to attend another function.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/10/kit-siang-heckled-in-own-constituency-over-khat-issue#1Q3dJlTqesWAJYqe.99

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This is a prickly issue which is part of DAP’s successful anti-Malay Strategy, for over half a century and those who bought into this, now would not accept DAP to concede on the matter.

The fact is that DAP leaders across the board are trying hard to continue to sow the ‘anti-Malay Strategy’.

Malaysiakini story:

Speech, ‘Jawi in porno book’ example taken out of context – Kluang MP

 (Updated )

Pakatan Harapan lawmaker Wong Shu Qi today accused the opposition of taking her speech on the introduction of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in schools out of context in a bid to play up racial sentiments.

The DAP Kluang MP said this includes a reference she made to the use of Jawi text in pornographic books during a dialogue session with Chinese groups last Friday.

In a statement, Wong alleged that “an MCA leader” in attendance had recorded her speech without permission, which was later uploaded on social media by a Kluang MCA Youth leader.

Part of this recording, which has since been deleted, was later used by Umno cybertroopers to accuse her of insulting Jawi, she claimed. Video clips of the speech are circulating online.

“By referring to the same speech, MCA accused me of supporting Jawi to incite the Chinese, Umno claimed I insulted Jawi to incite the Malays. Their evil political game is clearly shining through,” she said.

As Wong noted, she was explaining the khat issue during a dialogue session with representatives from the Tiong Hwa Association and 27 other Chinese groups in Kluang.

“In my speech, I explained that Jawi was used as the general system of writing for Bahasa Malaysia before 1956, and was used for all sorts of reading materials in the language, which were not limited to Islamic writing alone.

“In the presentation, I used three slides to explain the argument through the history of Jawi writing, including… Jawi being used in Bahasa Malaysia writing before Romanised letters were introduced. Hence, Jawi was used in the Christian Bible in the 19th century.

“Slide two gave examples of other reading materials which used Jawi, including pornographic reading materials,” her statement read.

The third slide, Wong explained, showed that people do not assume Chinese calligraphy is reserved for Buddhism just because it is used in religious manuscripts.

From the purported transcript of her speech during the dialogue session, Wong had said the image on the second slide “shows pornography books from long ago, and is just used as a picture reference here.

“If Jawi was specific for Islamic use only, should Islamic extremists have known of this, there is a chance they would have objected to the use of Jawi by non-Muslims, as these kinds of materials could insult Islam.”

Wong today stressed in her statement that her presentation was aimed at clearing the confusion over the introduction of khat by the Education Ministry, which some believe to be an Islamisation tactic.

“The evil action of twisting my speech shows that MCA and Umno conspired to play up racial sentiments over the issue of Jawi (khat) writing.”

DAP leaders have been slammed by its grassroots and by Chinese educationist groups for defending the introduction of optional khat writing lessons in the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia syllabus, including for vernacular schools.

Khat is the calligraphic or written art form of Jawi, which was used to write Bahasa Malaysia prior to use of the Roman alphabet.

Meanwhile, former Umno Youth leader Mohd Razlan Rafii said Wong’s choice of example on the use of Jawi was “irresponsible” and a mere popularity tactic.

“There are many examples which could have been taken to show DAP is sincere in supporting (teaching of khat).

“DAP likes seeking popularity by bringing in sensitive issues with hidden meanings,” he claimed in a statement.

As such, Razlan accused Wong of intentionally sensationalising the issue by shaming khat writing.

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It is abundantly clear day-by-day the current ideology and relationship with Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and his pro-Melayu worshippers would never work hand-in-hand with DAP and their anti-Malay ideology.

Published in: on August 12, 2019 at 13:03  Leave a Comment  

Et tu Brute

At the rate of how the developments of sentiments and voracity of the ‘Rumblings in the Interior’ Deputy PKR President and a long time PKR staunchest leader Dato’ Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali has his numbered days, even sorted by decimals.

Joceline Tan’s Sunday column in the Star:

Knives are out for Azmin


IT has been an extremely agonising couple of months for Datuk Seri Azmin Ali with the political spotlight trained squarely on this once golden boy of PKR.

Despite his diligence to his ministerial duties, the sex video issue has yet to dissipate going by the nasty comments on his social media accounts while the rift between him and his party president continues to make the news.

He has lost some weight but has not lost his boyish good looks.

But make no mistake, the Economic Affairs Minister has survived the worst crisis of his career, thanks largely to the protection of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man he used to address as “uncle”.

His Cabinet post is intact as long as Dr Mahathir is there but he will struggle to go beyond that in the coming years unless something miraculous happens.

Given that, his endorsement of the Opposition’s support for Dr Mahathir to go on for a full term did not come as a surprise but it has infuriated people in his party.

Many in PKR saw it as proof that Azmin does not support what Dungun division chief Rahman Yusof refers to as hasrat PKR – the party’s aspiration to make Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the next prime minister.

“All his tweets wishing Mahathir long life to do his job, that is fine with us because we also wish the PM well. But to align with the Opposition, that is crossing the line, ” said Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.The disciplinary board has been under pressure to act against the deputy president.

There has been a steady stream of complaints to the disciplinary board since last month when 28 signatories released an open letter supporting Azmin and reprimanding Anwar for not standing by Azmin over the video issue.

Selayang MP and Anwar loyalist William Leong said it sparked off a groundswell of criticism from the grassroots.

Azmin’s zero attendance at any of the party’s supreme council and political bureau meetings since November has also been dredged up against him.

Azmin may have realised that he has gone too far because he finally acknowledged Anwar as the future prime minister a few days ago.

It was the first time since the acrimonious party elections that he has publicly said something to that effect.

Telling pressmen not to make assumptions about him, he denied that he does not support Anwar for the top job, and said he has no problems with Anwar.

But the fallout between him and Anwar started almost immediately after the party congress last year.

When the top two met after the congress, they had apparently agreed that Datuk Mansor Othman, who is close to both Anwar and Azmin, would take over from Datuk Saifuddin Nasution as secretary-general.

Azmin was furious when Anwar later decided to reappoint Saifuddin to the key post.

It was the big thorn in a string of disagreements over appointments to the supreme council, political bureaus as well as the state chairmen.

“It is not healthy for a party to have to face this kind of politicking. I’m not sure how it can be sorted out but our job is to serve the people, not fight for power, ” said Selangor PKR Youth chief Najwan Halimi.

PKR took a bold step when it sacked Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz weeks after he confessed to being the man in the video.

But would PKR dare act against Azmin?

Haziq was a nobody in the party but Azmin is the No.2 and a minister who is being shielded by Dr Mahathir.

It is learnt that Dr Mahathir, who has developed a liking for Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, had advised her to remain in PKR and strengthen the party rather than seek an exit route.

The elder man knows that if Azmin or any of his key loyalists were to quit the party, he would not be able to keep them in the Cabinet because Cabinet members have to come from the coalition partners.

Strange as it may sound, the man who is most reluctant to act against Azmin is none other than Anwar.

“Members want Anwar to take a stronger stand on those seen as undermining the party or else there will be no discipline in the party. But he is too soft-hearted towards his enemies, ” said Leong.

For instance, Anwar has been reaching out not only to Azmin but also Zuraida who has been a ferocious critic.

When they crossed paths in Parliament recently, he said they should have a chat.

Half an hour later, his aide called Zuraida to Anwar’s parliament office where both of them spoke their minds on what went wrong between their two respective camps.

Zuraida used to be seen as a mere sidekick of Azmin.

But she has since emerged as a leader in her own right. She has strong views and is not afraid to speak her mind or stick her neck out for what she believes in.

Anwar understands the necessity of keeping the party in one piece.

Losing a deputy president would damage the image of the party and it is better to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Forcing out Azmin would also mean losing MPs who may choose to follow Azmin out.

Everyone agrees that Anwar is playing the game well the second time around – olive branches to his enemies, regular meetings with the Prime Minister while letting others do the hard-hitting.

His supporters were elated when Dr Mahathir said he would pass the baton to Anwar unless someone holds a gun to his head.

It was the strongest assurance on the transition thus far.

Anwar’s only challenge now is to play nice with Azmin and wait patiently for the big day.

The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of The Star.

image: https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/authors/423.jpg

Joceline Tan

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/04/knives-are-out-for-azmin#y32cCw1r3LFtEX6h.9

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The conundrum of which the ‘Semburit Scandal’ dragged Azmin’s political stardom turn down south sharply and digressed into desperation is abundantly clear.

PKR Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim May seemingly playing it cool and try to be nonchalant about the growing dissatisfaction amongst PKR upper echelon and leaders of Azmin’s game.

However, the mechanism is being mobilised and regardless how well networked Azmin’s faction is within the party, having the notion of being Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s blue-eyed-boy wouldn’t resonate well.

The Star story:

197 PKR division chiefs voice support for Anwar to helm party and be country’s 8th PM


  • NATION

  • Sunday, 04 Aug 2019

PETALING JAYA: PKR division chiefs have expressed their support to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the party president and as the country’s next Prime Minister, amid reports of an internal crisis in the party.

A joint statement issued by 197 PKR division chiefs nationwide said they felt compelled to express their solid support to Anwar to drive and lead the party.

The party has 219 division chiefs nationwide.

“This support directly proves that Keadilan (PKR) is still solid and united under Anwar’s leadership, and at the same time dispels the perception that the party is facing turmoil and is split.

A viral sex video controversy that allegedly implicated PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali marked the latest in an internal rift between supporters of Azmin and Anwar.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/04/197-pkr-division-chiefs-voice-support-for-anwar-to-helm-party-and-be-country039s-8th-pm#wpl8VkRHFCLpU4zE.99

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Many of them, particularly the ‘Otai Reformasi’ lot who have sacrificed a good part of the life for the cause of ‘Reformasi’ coming to twenty years now, wouldn’t take this ‘Not handing over to Anwar’ rather kindly.

In fact, they abhorred the notion that the coalition of DAP-PKR has decided to make Dr Mahathir as their front in their bid to ouster Barisan Nasional a little over two years ago.

PKR leaders are observing situation very closely. It interesting that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is wrangling up support from Opposition leaders to prop his position.

Particularly, in the growing development of demand for him to make the time table for handover of power to Mat King Leather.

Utusan Malaysia story:

Ahli DAP gesa Tun bersikap gentleman, hormati janji

KUALA LUMPUR 4 Ogos – Setiausaha DAP Selangor, Ronnie Liu mahu Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad bersikap seperti seorang lelaki terhormat atau gentleman dengan mematuhi janji beliau hanya menjadi Perdana Menteri sementara untuk tempoh dua tahun yang dipersetujui Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Ahli DAP itu mahu Dr. Mahathir tidak lagi menimbulkan keraguan termasuk seolah-olah menyebelahi Timbalan Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali yang dilihat mempunyai konflik dengan Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Liu yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Sungai Pelek, Selangor berkata, pengundi yang memberi kemenangan kepada PH dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14) hanya mengundi Dr. Mahathir sebagai Perdana Menteri sementara, dengan Anwar kemudian mengambil alih.

“Dr. Mahathir, tolong menjadi seorang lelaki terhormat dan memenuhi janji untuk melepaskan jawatan selepas dua tahun supaya Anwar dapat mengambil alih sebagaimana dipersetujui.

“Inilah yang dipilih pengundi. Mereka tidak mengundi untuk lima tahun dengan anda menjadi Perdana Menteri. Mereka mengundi anda sebagai Perdana Menteri sementara, dengan Anwar akhirnya mengambil alih,” katanya dalam kenyataan hari ini.

Ahli DAP itu berkata, apabila PH memenangi PRU-14, terdapat peluang kepada Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri namun menolaknya kerana mahu mematuhi janji bahawa Dr. Mahathir akan menjadi Perdana Menteri sementara.

“Meskipun Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) mempunyai sedikit kerusi, kesemua komponen PH mengikut perjanjian janji yang dibuat untuk membolehkan anda (Dr. Mahathir) menjadi Perdana Menteri untuk tempoh selama dua. Mengapa? Kerana kita menghormati janji-janji yang dibuat.

“Setakat ini anda telah berkata akan menghormati janji. Namun, tidak mahu menyatakan tarikh penyerahan (jawatan Perdana Menteri).

“Sebaliknya, berkata mungkin dua hingga tiga tahun dan kadang-kala anda menjelaskan akan berlaku hanya apabila ekonomi pulih. Siapa yang tahu berapa lama (pemulihan ekonomi)?” soal Liu.

Beliau mengingatkan Dr. Mahathir bahawa janji yang diberikan kepada pengundi bukanlah Dr. Mahathir menjadi Perdana Menteri sehingga ekonomi pulih.

Liu berkata, baru-baru ini terdapat keraguan tentang sama ada Dr. Mahathir serius berpegang teguh pada kata-kata.

“Mohamed Azmin seolah-olah merasakan awak memihak kepadanya. Mengapa dan bagaimana beliau mempunyai pemikiran sedemikian? Mungkin kerana anda (Dr. Mahathir) telah memberikannya pemikiran sebegitu menerusi tingkah laku anda.

“Malah bukan hanya Mohamed Azmin yang mempunyai pemikiran sebegitu itu. Sesiapa yang memerhatikan suasana politik mempunyai persepsi serupa,” katanya.

Liu berharap Dr. Mahathir sedar di dalam PRU-14, Pengerusi Bersatu itu mempunyai peluang yang sangat jarang diperolehi iaitu dapat menebus diri di mata pengundi yang menganggap bekas Presiden UMNO itu melakukan banyak kesalahan semasa ‘tahun-tahun Mahathir’.

“Sila hormati hasrat pengundi dan turun dengan baik dalam tempoh masa yang dipersetujui,” tambahnya. – UTUSAN ONLINE

This ‘Fragile’ leadership and position is even propped further by Cabinet Minister from Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s own party.

New Straits Times story:

Investors may flee to Vietnam over Anwar-Azmin squabble, says Redzuan

AUGUST 4, 2019 @ 8:01AM 

BY ARFA YUNUS

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a possibility investors will choose Vietnam over Malaysia due to the political uncertainty in the country, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

He said this “uncertainty” was caused mainly by the PKR infighting involving its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

According to the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) supreme council member, several investors have personally expressed concern to him over the issue, with one saying he might invest in Vietnam instead.

“I have investors asking ‘Hey, Redzuan, what is happening in Malaysia?’ Somebody even said, ‘If this is what’s happening in this country, we’ll move to Vietnam’.

“I am not trying to scare anyone but there are investors (who are) thinking about this. They are not shutting off Malaysia completely but they are waiting at the door.

“They are adopting the ‘wait and see’ approach. This is why you see today that although there are some investment proposals reported, they haven’t been realised. Approved but not realised,” he said in an interview with the New Straits Times recently.

Speculation has been rife that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad preferred Azmin to succeed him despite an earlier agreement that he would pass the baton to Anwar in “two or three years”.

Dr Mahathir, however, has repeatedly said he would hold his end of the bargain, but he needed time to ensure the country is heading towards the right direction.

Recently, Umno and Pas said they would support for Dr Mahathir to continue as the premier until the end of his term. This call was also supported by Azmin.

Commenting further, Redzuan said Anwar should “slow down” and not be impatient as the premiership would eventually be passed to him.

“It’s already resolved that Dr Mahathir will hand over the seat to Anwar, so why is Anwar busy trying to unseat Dr Mahathir?

“Give Dr Mahathir a chance to fix the country so that when Anwar takes over, it will be easier for him to carry out his duties.

“In my opinion, if this infighting continues, the most eligible candidate who can take over the premiership is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin,” he said.

Muhyiddin is currently the Home Minister. Previously, he was the Deputy Prime Minister but was booted out of the Cabinet on July 28, 2015 by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Asked on why Pakatan Harapan did not fix an exact time for Anwar to take over so that the Port Dickson Member of Parliament would feel at ease, Redzuan questioned the need to rush the decision.

“Why the rush? When we took over, we saw all the weaknesses that need to be improved and he (Anwar) saw this too.

“Is the Prime Minister supposed to just do his work halfway and pass the rest to his successor who is not even a Cabinet member at the moment?

“When Dr Mahathir is ready, he will hand over the reins to Anwar. Firstly, we need to stabilise the country by empowering the B40 and the Bumiputera.

“If the Bumiputera are not stable, the country will be unstable, too, and as a result, investors will run away from Malaysia,” he added.

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Nevermind Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof has his own political agenda and now sees the opportunity opening way for him.

Regardless, Minister Redzuan is spot on. Political instability would create further investment and market to be more cautious.

This is compounded with so many examples of Federal Government gross slack in policies, the process of decision making and decisions made.

Then the ghastly followthrough of the policies and/or decision made, the implementation and eventually outcome and trickle effect to the market and rakyat.

Almost everything is on hold and/or pause mode.

Many of the notion that ‘Semburit Scandal’ is Mat King Leather’s faction to hurt Azmin and that would cause instability for Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir to expedite the transition for Mat King Leather ascension as Prime Minister VIII.

However, it is slowly turning out that Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is willing to stick his neck out for his blue-eyed-boy, and eye ball the agent of destabilisation and mount a flank attack.

It could be a situation where Caesar managed to stab Brutus instead and Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir is extending his stay further with the explicit excuse of ‘the politics got to be stabilised first’.

Either that, in time, Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir shall eventually come to a point of no return that Azmin is a bane instead of boon and throw him under the bus and stay on a little longer.

*Updated 1200hrs

Published in: on August 4, 2019 at 12:00  Leave a Comment  

Jom Jawi

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad put his foot down on the polemic arisen from the proposal to re-introduce Jawi in Bahasa Melayu at schools.

Malaysiakini based on Bernama story:

PM bagi lampu hijau belajar Jawi dalam sukatan BM

 (Dikemaskini )

Penggunaan tulisan khat Jawi dalam mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu Tahun Empat boleh diteruskan, kata Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Merujuk bantahan sesetengah pihak mengenai perkara itu, perdana menteri berkata ia hanya melibatkan sebahagian kecil masyarakat.

Beliau berkata kerajaan berpegang kepada dasar kemakmuran bersama dan tidak pernah menghalang penggunaan tulisan bahasa lain.

“Kita tak pernah bantah tulisan lain (termasuk) dalam bahasa Cina kerana ini adalah sesuatu yang istimewa di negara kita ini. 

“Tulisan bahasa Cina tidak dibenarkan di negara lain seperti Indonesia umpamanya, Filipina dan Thailand, mereka guna tulisan mereka,” katanya menjawab pertanyaan seorang peserta Townhall Semarak Merdeka bersama Perdana Menteri di Melaka mengenai bantahan penggunaan tulisan khat.

Kenyataan perdana menteri itu menerima tepukan gemuruh ratusan hadirin pada sesi townhall itu yang diadakan sempena kunjungan Dr Mahathir ke Melaka bagi merasmikan sambutan Bulan Kebangsaan dan Kibar Jalur Gemilang 2019 yang akan berlangsung di Dataran Pahlawan, Bandar Hilir, malam ini.

Media sebelum ini melaporkan beberapa pemimpin dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) DAP menggesa anggota kabinet daripada parti itu membantah rancangan memperkenalkan tulisan khat dalam kurikulum Tahun Empat Bahasa Melayu bermula tahun hadapan.

Bagaimanapun Kementerian Pendidikan dalam kenyataan semalam menegaskan bahawa pengenalan tulisan khat Jawi dalam mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu Tahun Empat akan dilaksanakan tahun hadapan seperti dijadual.

Dr Mahathir berkata tulisan khat merupakan satu seni yang tinggi dan ketika kunjungan beliau ke Turki baru-baru ini, beliau melihat rakyat negara itu amat mahir dalam penulisan seni khat Arab walaupun mereka juga menggunakan tulisan rumi. 

– Bernama

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It is very strong stance made by Gerontocracy Prime Minister amidst growing sentiments against Chinese Chauvinism amongst DAP leaders, particularly the hardliners.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir also made the timely call, in a juncture of his lowest political ebb. Especially in the period of arising pressure for the timetable for him to forgo the Premiership, to make way for PKR President Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim.

DAP Chinese Chauvinism is manifested in MP for Kepong Lim Lip Eng abhorrence Facebook comment to the Jawi issue, which her amended and eventually wipe out completely.
Utusan Malaysia story:

Lip Eng padam status akibat dikecam

KUALA LUMPUR 3 Ogos – Selepas lima jam memuat naik status berbaur penghinaan, Ahli Parlimen Kepong, Lim Lip Eng akhirnya menyunting hantaran yang menyifatkan pelaksanaan pengenalan tulisan khat seperti menyapu tahi lembu pada wajah diri sendiri.

Selepas mendapat kecaman warga maya meskipun telah menyunting hantaran itu, beliau bagaimanapun memadam sepenuhnya hantaran tersebut yang dimuat naik menerusi akaun Facebook miliknya hari ini.

Pada awal hantarannya memberitahu, tindakan itu adalah bertentangan dengan rancangan dasar negara jiran yang mahu memperkenalkan bahasa program komputer kepada pelajar muda.

“Sedang Menteri Pendidikan di negara-negara jiran merancang memperkenalkan bahasa program komputer kepada pelajar-pelajar muda, jangan kita menyapu tahi lembu di wajah kita dengan memperkenalkan khat. Tolonglah,” katanya.

Beliau mengulas ketegasan Kementerian Pendidikan untuk meneruskan pelaksanaan pengenalan tulisan khat dalam mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu Tahun 4 pada tahun 2020 – UTUSAN ONLINE

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The negative reaction to Ministry of Education’s proposal for the re-introduction of Jawi in Bahasa Melayu drew a lot flak.

Published in: on August 4, 2019 at 00:05  Leave a Comment  

Repackaging, on a new shelf

The bloody internal fight between PKR President Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim and Deputy President Azmin Mohamed Ali, worsened off since the ‘Semburit Gate’ Scandal moved a notch higher when it was reported that the latter made manoeuvres joining into another party.

Utusan Malaysia:

Azmin tinggalkan PKR, sertai Gerakan?

AZMIN GERAKAN

KUALA LUMPUR 25 Julai – Timbalan Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali dijangka keluar daripada PKR dan menyertai Parti Gerakan dalam masa terdekat ini.

Azmin dikatakan mengambil langkah itu berikutan pergeseran beliau dengan Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berikutan tersebarnya video seks songsang yang dikatakan melibatkan Azmin.

Sumber berkata, setakat ini pemimpin PKR yang mewakili Menteri Hal Ehwal Ekonomi itu masih berbincang dengan pemimpin Gerakan.

Keadaan itu menyebabkan kepimpinan Parti Gerakan dapat membuat keputusan sama ada untuk menerima atau tidak serta kedudukan Azmin di dalam parti berkenaan.

Difahamkan terdapat pemimpin PKR yang kecewa dengan Anwar kini menggerakkan perbincangan itu.

Learn to freehand visualize your ideas

Parti Gerakan sebelum ini keluar dari Barisan Nasional (BN) dan tidak menyertai mana-mana gabungan.

Langkah ini akan membolehkan parti berkenaan menyertai Pakatan Harapan (PH) yang menjadi kerajaan hari ini.

Jika Azmin dilantik sebagai Perdana Menteri, ia adalah satu sejarah buat pertama kali apabila jawatan tertinggi pendtadbiran negara itu diduduki oleh pemimpin Gerakan. – UTUSAN ONLINE

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The favourite political pundits’ guess and even some were convinced that Azmin, a known ‘Blue Eyed Boy’ of Gerontocracy Prime Minister and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali, would conveniently come into PPBM.

One, he will be well liked in there by the party Chairman. Though, everybody else would really hate it but won’t do anything to slight Gerontocracy Prime Minister.

Two, after the recent bitter experience in PKR Azmin and his followers need a shelter for their politics. Without a party, they’d be literally lost at sea.

Earlier in the leading political analyst Joceline Tan opined that Azmin should have subdued himself and make peace with Anwar.

The Star:

Will Azmin accept Anwar’s olive branch?


DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim had seemed a bit wobbly on the political front the last few weeks but the PKR retreat last weekend ended in a show of support for his leadership.

For weeks, the uproar over the sex video issue had almost threatened to tear his party apart, but the political retreat attended by PKR leaders, MPs, assemblymen and division chiefs confirmed that despite the split between the top two, the party is still intact, with Anwar having the upper hand.


Anwar also extended an olive branch to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali when he went along with the police view that Azmin was not involved in the sex video.

It was an important gesture to show that he wants to meet his estranged deputy president halfway and that he is keen on a political re­conciliation.

Anwar had very much wanted Azmin at the retreat in Port Dickson. It would have been great optics for the party to show that there is hope for reconciliation.

The Economic Affairs Minister was supposed to address the gathering on Saturday evening and Anwar had phoned him a few times. It is understood that Azmin finally answered Anwar’s call after the latter’s statement on the video but he was unable to attend.

“Many people were looking forward to Azmin’s session, not to criticise him but to hear from him,” said polling expert Prof Datuk Dr Redzuan Othman who had presented the opening paper at the retreat.

The sex video issue was like one of those proverbial elephants in the room, but Prof Redzuan said delegates did not want to rock the boat any further and the controversial video was almost a “sideline issue”. But that did not mean that there was no fiery and emotional debate from those who spoke.

It was undeniable that most of those who attended are with Anwar and they were particularly upset over a statement signed by 28 party leaders censuring Anwar for saying that Azmin should resign if he was indeed in the video.

Some of those who spoke even wanted the party to take action on the signatories.

The mood at the retreat was that it is the party’s stand to support Anwar as the next prime minister and those who do not support that are free to go or, as one speaker put it, the party will “cut off the gangrene”.

“I think they want to see the party united behind the president and future prime minister. They also want disputes to be settled through internal channels instead of being thrashed out in the media,” said Tanjung Malim MP Chang Lih Kang.

Chang admitted that delegates also want Anwar to be firmer and more authoritative in dealing with those seen as sabotaging the party.

One of them criticised Anwar as being “too nice” to those who go against him and that he did not have the “killer instinct”.

The retreat, said Chang, was planned about three months ago to discuss how PKR leaders now holding government posts could use their resources to help the people and implement Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto.

But its timing at the height of a party crisis turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it allowed delegates to let off steam and hear from the leadership.

Anwar, said Selayang MP William Leong, opened up the space for everyone to speak frankly but within the norms of decorum.

“He told us: ‘If you think I am wrong, tell me. If you think I am not doing my job, you are free to say so.’ He wanted to hear from us.

“There was overwhelming support to put the interest of the people and party first and when you do that, everything else falls into place,” said Leong.

He said the public want their problems solved and party members do not want to be distracted by infighting.

The president is keen to bring Azmin back into the folds of the party.

Anwar is very aware that his aspiration to become the next prime minister also rests on his ability to keep his party in one piece. People are not going to take him seriously if his party breaks into two.

Moreover, the fact that 28 party figures are prepared to openly defend Azmin shows that he still has considerable clout in PKR.

As such, Anwar’s overall tone at the retreat was the “language of reconciliation” and the need to move forward.

He is also upset that his political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak is still in police custody but his stand is to let the police do their work without interference.

It is understood that efforts are being made to find a suitable personality to mediate between Anwar and Azmin. Among the names tossed around are Dr Muhammad Nor Manuty, Datuk Dr Siddiq Fadzil and Dr Redzuan.

They are Abim stalwarts and respected within the PKR circle. 

Prof Redzuan, who is also vice-chancellor of Unisel, had worked closely with Azmin when he was Selangor mentri besar while Muhammad had supported Azmin in the party polls.

The worst seems to be over for Azmin in the greatest debacle in his political career but he is still not out of the danger zone.

The question is whether he will now accept the olive branch held out by the person whom he had sarcastically called “the man in the mirror”.

“The ball is in Azmin’s court,” said Prof Redzuan.

Joceline Tan was an associate editor of The Star and continues to contribute political 

ana­lyses. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of The Star.



Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/analysis/2019/07/22/will-azmin-accept-anwars-olive-branch/#7zkkhtw8lxMk5h7I.99

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It is very interesting that Gerontocracy Prime Minister was hard and uncompromising with Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim and all of the latter’s sexual circus with men and women, exposed twenty years ago.

However, for Azmin’s current ‘Semburit Gate’ Scandal, he flinched.

It is a very strong indication that without Azmin Ali, he has no succession plan.

Of late, Gerontocracy Prime Minister is getting softer on the sublime messages of ‘Malay Disunity’.

For a man without much time, it is abundantly clear that he has to address this or otherwise the Malays, though the majority of the land, would be fragmented and completely lose power and eventually everything.

More so, if DAP gets more power and Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim has no qualms about doing so, as long as he ascends as the Prime Minister.

In this party game of musical chairs, Azmin know he is not wanted in PPBM. They may ‘insincerely’ accept him as he is Gerontocracy Prime Minister’s ‘Blue Eyed Boy’ but with very strong opposition, especially the hardliners who have given everything for the party from scratch to what it is.

Going into Gerakan seemingly like a good idea. It has a structure but no power and it’s a multi racial party.

It could also be a vehicle that the new Malay Political front, UMNO-PAS Charter, would be more susceptible to.

Azmin & Co could inject a fresh reason d’etre for the multi racial party and come in as the fifth member of PH.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister would love the notion as if Gerakan can re-establish it’s political footing, means DAP has started to be weakened.

On the other hand, it is unsure how is the movement to coerce more UMNO MPs to jump out and eventually end up in PPBM, is going on.

Recent developments may seemingly brought forth a fresh glimmer of hope to the ‘King of Back-Channel Deals’.

Published in: on July 26, 2019 at 08:13  Leave a Comment  

Sodom-me Three

Are we going through another episode of buggery, with the arrest of complainant Haziq Abdul Aziz by the Police?

NST story:

Haziq nabbed at KLIA

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested Muhammad Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, the man who claimed to be in the sex videos that implicated a cabinet minister, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this afternoon.

It was learnt that the 27-year-old Santubong PKR Youth chief was apprehended while preparing to board a flight to an unknown destination.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed, confirmed the arrest was made by a team from the Classified Crime Investigation Unit.

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Every ten years, Malaysians have to be subjected to this roller coaster sordid politics of a heinous crime against morality.

It was then Deputy Prime Minister Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim of the separate buggery of speech writer Munawar Anis, adopted brother Sukma Saasmitamadja, lecturer Hairani Nafis, Meor Razak, and wife’s driver Azizan Abu Bakar.

Ten years later, political aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

These buggery acts was used by Anwar to turn the Malaysians into topsy turvy and split the nation really wide.

Anwar was convicted, twice and for the second time, exhausted the process for recourse till Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad got him pardoned upon Pakatan Harapan’s successful take over the Federal Government and all but two State Governments in the 14GE concluded 9 May 2018.

Published in: on June 14, 2019 at 21:16  Comments (1)