The botched bully of Precinct 9

It is abundantly clear of late, the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), which is supposed to be an independent law enforcement agency against graft, has be relegated and adulterated as a political tool and serving vengeance.

Example is former Deputy UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, currently undergoing trial of 43 charges of combined money laundering, CBT and corruption charges.

It is very interesting on the details of day-to-day prosecution presenting their cases and the witnesses they have put on the stand.

One chemist found that the so called cheques signed by Dr Zahid making payments using his personal Yayasan Budi Foundation, was stamped instead of handwritten.

The Directors of Datasonic Digital Bhd ambited on stand the monies they passed to Dr Zahid was not a ‘bribe’.

Two other Directors of two separate firms also admitted the monies they passed to legal firm Lewis & Co, is a trustee for Yayasan Akal Budi, is for charity.

Specifically, for building mosque.

A one stop centre visa processing firm Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd’s contract was not extended by the way of the Home Minister but the Prime Minister.

The Director of the firm attested that RM2million in three cheques written in the name of Lewis & Co, was for charity.

The Malaysiakini story:

Kes Zahid: Minit dari Najib sebab penilaian semula Profound Radiance – saksi

20 Feb 2020, 3:04 petang (Dikemaskini 20 Feb 2020, 4:57 petang)M Fakhrull Halim  |  BeritaA A

Sepucuk surat mengandungi minit (catatan) bekas perdana menteri, Najib Razak merupakan ‘pencetus’ kepada penilaian semula terhadap syarikat Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd (PRSB), setelah lantikannya sebagai pengendali pusat sehenti (OSC) permohonan visa di Bangladesh, dibatalkan pada 2015.

Hal itu diakui oleh bekas setiausaha bahagian hal ehwal imigresen Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) Shahril Ismail, ketika pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Ahmad Zaidi Zainal di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Shahril ialah saksi ke-37 perbicaraan kes rasuah, pengubahan wang haram dan pecah amanah (CBT) dana Yayasan Akalbudi membabitkan bekas timbalan perdana menteri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zaidi merujuk Shahril dengan surat rayuan terhadap pembatalan tersebut dari PRSB kepada Najib pada November 2015, yang dicatit dengan minit dari Najib untuk Zahid berbunyi “bersetuju diberi peluang jika tiada kesalahan dilakukan’’.

Zaidi: Itulah (minit dari Najib) yang cetuskan (trigger) seluruh senario ini, seluruh keterangan kamu hari ini?

Shahril: Ya. 

Setelah penialain semula, PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali perkhidmatan OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, berkuat kuasa 15 Jun 2016.

Dalam pernyataaan saksinya, Shahril memberitahu lantikan PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC yang berperanan memproses permohonan visa Malaysia bagi warga asing di Bangladesh, dibatalkan berkuat kuasa 11 November 2015 memandangkan tiada sebarang operasi dijalankan PRSB di situ. 

Susulan pembatalan itu, pengarah PRSB, Azlan Shah Jaffril menulis surat rayuan kepada perdana menteri pada 12 November 2015, dan mendapat minit berkenaan pada surat rayuannya, manakala dua surat rayuan turut ditulis kepada Zahid pada 2016, turut diminit oleh Zahid sendiri pada salah satu surat berkenaan. 

“Saya tidak tahu bagaimanakah pihak PRSB boleh memperoleh surat berminit tersebut. Terdapat minit daripada Zahid kepada saya yang menyatakan ‘sila berbincang dengan saya dan lihat minit dari YAB PM (perdana menteri) dan beri penjelasan kepada saya mengenai kedudukan sebenar’,” katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh Zaidi, Shahril mengakui segala prosedur telah dipatuhi dalam lantikan baru PRSB di Nepal dan Pakistan, dan Zahid tidak ada memberi arahan spesifik untuk meluluskannya dengan melanggar prosedur.

Azlan (pengarah PRSB) yang turut hadir sebagai saksi ke-38 pula mengakui memberikan tiga keping cek bernilai RM2 juta- sekeping sebagai “political fund to TPM” (sumbangan politik kepada timbalan perdana menteri) dan “charity” (kebajikan) untuk dua keping lagi cek.

Cek yang ditujukan buat Lewis & Co itu diberikan sendiri kepada Zahid dalam tiga pertemuan berasingan, iaitu di pejabat TPM pada 2 Ogos 2017 (berjumlah RM300,000), di pejabat KDN pada 4 Januari 2018 (berjumlah RM1 juta), dan rumah Zahid pada 13 Febuari 2018 (berjumlah RM700,000).

“Zahid tidak pernah meminta kepada saya apa-apa sumbangan dan saya memberikan cek tersebut adalah merupakan sumbangan dari pihak Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd.

“[…] Saya menyerahkan sumbangan tersebut kepada Zahid kerana beliau pada ketika itu merupakan Menteri Dalam Negeri yang juga timbalan perdana menteri yang bertanggungjawab mencari dana untuk pilihan raya umum yang akan datang,” katanya dalam pernyataan saksinya.

Katanya, setelah menerima surat pembatalan PRSB pada 11 November, dia mendapatkan minit sokongan dari perdana menteri (surat bertarikh 12 November) dan dari menteri dalam negeri (surat bertarikh 27 Januari 2016 dan 19 Februari 2016).

Katanya, PRSB menerima surat lantikan melaksanakan OSC permohonan visa Malaysia di Nepal dan Pakistan pada 27 Jun 2016 dari KDN. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah bersambung petang.

Semasa pemeriksaan balas oleh peguam bela Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, Azlan mengakui bahawa sumbangan diberikan secara sukarela tanpa diminta oleh Zahid, tidak diberikan secara korup, tidak diterima oleh Zahid secara korup, dan tidak diberikan sebagai habuan agar PRSB dilantik sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal. 

Zahid berdepan tiga pertuduhan menerima suapan dari Azlan (pertuduhan ke-16, 17, 18) membabitkan ketiga-tiga cek berkenaan, untuk melantik PRSB sebagai pengendali OSC di Pakistan dan Nepal, semasa beliau menjadi menteri dalam negeri pada 2017 dan 2018. 

Dalam pemeriksaan balas, ketika Zaidi membacakan ketiga-tiga pertuduhan tersebut kepadanya, Azlan menafikannya. 

Zaidi: Soalan saya, adakah tuduhan ini tepat, benar?

Azlan: Tidak.

Ketika diminta menjelaskan jawapannya itu dalam pemeriksaan semula oleh timbalan pendakwa raya Gan Peng Kun, Azlan menjelaskan, perkataan “suapan” yang digunakan dalam pertuduhan boleh ditafsirkan seolah-olah dia memberikan rasuah, sedangkan sumbangan itu diberikan setahun setengah selepas syarikatnya mendapat projek berkenaan. 

Gan: Sebelum kontrak diberikan kepada PRSB untuk mengoperasikan OSC, ada atau tidak cek-cek yang diberikan oleh Encik Azlan kepada Datuk Zahid dengan tujuan kebajikan? Ada tak?

Azlan: Tak ada. 

Perbicaraan di hadapan Hakim Collin Lawrence Sequerah, bersambung 2 Mac depan.

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All of these cases were prepared by MACC and then passed to the AGC.

When the prosecutors grilled some of witnesses on stand for admission under oath that they have given monies to Dr Zahid as a ‘bribes’, their stern response were “fitnah”.

The court has also heard that MACC put witnesses under duress to get an admission for the crime in the cautioned statement.

An example is Junaith Asharab Md Sharif’s 55th para of his signed statement made in MACC and later discrepancy found in the signed statement made for the DPP, isn’t true at all.

Zahid’s case has been this far presented in court as attempt for political assassination instead of process of justice being sought for a white collar crime.

Utter shameful for MACC.

Published in: on February 22, 2020 at 05:05  Leave a Comment  

Political agenda with false stories about education

There are several quarters casting doubt and even fabricate non religious at national schools, especially boarding school with the sinister intention to make the education syllabus liberal, for obvious liberalism and pluralism agenda.

FMT story

Heavy hand of religion disrupting studies at govt schools, say helpless parents

Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh – January 21, 2020 8:36 AM20.2kShares

An over-emphasis on religious rituals has some Muslim parents in residential government schools worrying about their focus on studies. (Bernama file pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents and family members of children enrolled in reputable government residential schools are questioning what they view as an over-emphasis on religious practices that disrupt the pupils’ studies.

Many find that the practice of religious rituals and activities has reached a point that academic performance is affected.

These activities take up too much of the students’ time and energy, causing them to be tired and lethargic at regular classes and revision periods, they told FMT.

“As far as I’m concerned, we did not send our kids to a tahfiz or pondok school,” said Amir, father of a student who took the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination last year at a branch of the Mara Junior Science College, or MRSM in Johor.

Parents of other children in the same school told FMT that the situation is worse for those who will be sitting major public exams in Form 3 and Form 5.

They said students were frequently asked to attend compulsory sessions to perform congregational prayers, including non-obligatory rituals such as the solat tahajud, solat hajat and tazkirah, special prayers performed by Muslims in times of adversity.

For most of these prayer sessions, students are required to get up as early as 3am.

Complaints to the headmaster have been futile: the parents were told that the rituals were to get “blessings” and to ensure students obtained excellent results in the exams, thus elevating the status and the name of the school, Amir told FMT.

“But the school’s status won’t go up; they are competing on which school is more Islamic instead of being better academically,” he added.

Similar complaints of religious overtones and symbols in non-residential government schools have also arisen, in the midst of a continuing public debate over Malaysia’s polarised education system.

Many analysts and experts have expressed fears that national schools have ceased to be multiracial. There have also been calls for the government to work towards a single-stream school on grounds of fostering national unity.

Amir, 43, is also a product of MRSM. He said he was happy when his child received an offer to enrol at his old school, as he was convinced of its focus on high quality education.

An obsession with the supernatural

Another parent spoke of her daughter’s bizarre experience of her school’s obsession with the supernatural.

She told FMT that her daughter was told to attend a “ruqyah” session, in which Quranic verses are used to treat a sick person, as well as to cure from the possession of “bad jinns”.

Her offence was missing the Talaqqi, or Quranic pronunciation classes, because she had to attend extra classes in Biology.

“My daughter was accused of being too lazy to study (the Quran) and of having disturbances from jinns. So they told her to come for the ruqyah session. It’s simply unbelievable,” said the parent who wanted to remain anonymous.

She said the teacher had insisted that her daughter attend the Quranic recitation classes, even after being told that the biology teacher had requested that she be excused.

“In the end, my daughter dropped the Biology subject when sitting for SPM last year,” she said.

Amir is also aware of the Quranic recitation class, saying it is subject to an additional school fee of RM200.

FMT has learnt from other parents that Talaqqi classes after school were made mandatory for students from Form 1 to Form 4.

“If they don’t go, they’ll get punished. If they fail the exam, they have to retake the exam,” he said, adding that students who skip class or fail their exams will be asked to memorise verses of the Quran.

Haiqal was surprised when his niece told him of “illogical rules” at her school, such as a requirement that female students wear long pants under their long skirts, as well as gloves and long-sleeved T-shirts during sports and games.

Haiqal said he was told by school authorities that the requirement was to avert male gazes on female students.

“We didn’t have rules like these last time when we were in school, but we were still able to take care of ourselves and dress well to school,” said Haiqal, whose niece is enrolled in an MRSM school in Perak.

Amir also questioned the version of Islam being taught in the school.

He said students were taught to question many traditional Malay-Muslim practices as being bid’ah, or innovations in religion.

“When they go home to their families, they would even accuse family members of committing bid’ah through their religious practices,” he said. “Is this what the school administrators call ‘blessing’?”

FMT is awaiting a response from the schools involved and the education ministry.

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It is an obvious lie and the fabrication used to spin.

This is the PTA of MRSMs (Muafakat) response:

KENYATAAN MEDIA

Kami merujuk kepada sebuah artikel bertajuk “Ritual Agama Berlebihan Jejas Prestasi Murid, Keluh Ibu Bapa” tulisan Nur Hasliza Mohd Salleh (FMT News / 21 Januari 2020).

Kami telah meneliti tulisan tersebut dan berikut adalah penjelasan kepada 4 Dakwaan terhadap MRSM seperti yang dinyatakan dalam tulisan tersebut. Penjelasan Kami dibuat tanpa prejudis, secara objektif, berlandaskan fakta dan pengetahuan Kami selaku Pemimpin Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru MRSM (Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia @MUAFAKAT), dan melalui pengalaman Kami sebagai Ibu Bapa MRSM (bahkan ada di kalangan Kami adalah bekas Pelajar MRSM juga).

Dakwaan Pertama:

MRSM dipetik sebagai terlalu mementingkan amalan-amalan agama yang menganggu pelajaran. Kegiatan-kegiatan itu memakan terlalu banyak masa dan tenaga sehingga Pelajar jadi letih dan lesu di kelas atau masa mengulangkaji pelajaran. Pelajar diminta menghadiri sesi wajib Solat Berjemaah, serta ritual tidak wajib seperti Solat Tahajud, Solat Hajat dan Tazkirah, di mana mereka perlu bangun seawal 3 pagi.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, Solat Berjemaah yang diwajibkan di MRSM hanyalah Solat Subuh, Solat Maghrib, Solat Isya’ sahaja. Manakala Tazkirah pula diadakan antara waktu selepas Solat Maghrib dan sebelum Solat Isya’ sahaja. Pengisian Tazkirah pula bukan sahaja berkisarkan kepada keagamaan bahkan juga sesi motivasi, penerangan dan dialog bersama Penceramah Jemputan (termasuk Ibu Bapa dan Pentadbir MRSM itu sendiri). Selepas Solat Isya’, Pelajar MRSM menghadiri kelas ulangkaji pelajaran (9 – 11 malam, menurut ketetetapan MRSM masing-masing). Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat pula bukanlah rutin harian Pelajar MRSM. Ianya tidak berlaku setiap hari, sebaliknya bergantung kepada keperluan spesifik MRSM tersebut terutama menjelang Peperiksaan Utama seperti PT3/IGCSE/SPM, dan lazimnya dibuat apabila keesokan harinya adalah hari Cuti Minggu. Kami percaya dalam melaksanakan keperluan Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat sebegini, MRSM masing~masing tetap akan mendahulukan kebajikan Pelajarnya. Bahkan terdapat Pelajar MRSM yang mengambil kesempatan mendirikan Solat Duha’, atas inisiatif sendiri, semasa waktu rehat pagi.

MRSM, sejak penubuhannya pada tahun 1972, adalah antara institusi pengajian menengah berasrama penuh yang tertua di Malaysia. MRSM merupakan satu bentuk “Amanah Rakyat”, yang bangkit di bawah Akta MARA 1966, dan dipertanggungjawabkan di bahunya untuk melahirkan generasi yang bukan sahaja cemerlang akademiknya, bahkan juga cemerlang kerohaniannya. Cemerlang Akademik hanya dapat membuka minda, manakala kecemerlangan kerohanian/spiritual dapat membuka hati kerana generasi MRSM yang mampan adalah generasi yang dapat mempertimbangkan baik buruk sesuatu perkara melalui panduan minda dan hati secara bersesama. MRSM telah melahirkan lebih daripada 200,000 Pelajar MRSM yang kini telah berjaya dalam kehidupan dan kerjaya masing-masing hasil daripada sistem MRSM sedia ada. Sehubungan itu, Kita semua seharusnya bersetuju dan menyokong kenyataan bahawa jikalau kecemerlangan akademik dipupuk melalui proses pengajaran dan pembelajaran, maka kecemerlangan kerohanian/spiritual pula dipupuk melalui Solat Berjemaah, Tazkirah, Solat Tahajud dan Solat Hajat. Ianya bukan sekadar ritual semata-mata, sebaliknya platfom untuk Tawakal setelah Berusaha dan Berdoa. Ini juga selari dengan Rukun Negara kita yang pertama iaitu Kepercayaan Kepada Tuhan.

Dakwaan Kedua:

MRSM dipetik sebagai obsesi terhadap kuasa ghaib sehinggakan seorang Pelajar Perempuannya diminta hadir ke sesi mengusir makhluk halus kerana dia tidak dapat menyertai kelas bacaan AlQuran kerana menghadiri kelas tambahan Biologi. Bahkan Pelajar Perempuan tersebut dituduh malas mengaji dan didakwa ada gangguan jin sehingga diruqyah Ustaz tersebut. Guru MRSM berkenaan tetap mahu Pelajar Perempuan tersebut menyertai kelas bacaan AlQuran, walaupun selepas Guru Biologi minta Pelajar Perempuan tersebut diberi pengecualian. Akhirnya, Pelajar tersebut telah menggugurkan subjek Biologi untuk SPM tahun 2019.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, perkara yang didakwa ini, sekiranya benar berlaku, adalah kejadian terpencil dan tidak mewakili semua MRSM. Setiap MRSM mempunyai MUAFAKAT selaku Badan yang mewakili Ibu Bapa dan Guru. Selaras dengan objektif penubuhannya, MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut sememangnya bersedia pada setiap masa untuk mewakili Ibu Bapa atau Guru menyampaikan sebarang aduan. Sewajarnya perkara ini dibawa ke pengetahuan MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut untuk remedi/pembetulan, dan tidak menunggu sehingga SPM telah tamat baru dibangkitkan perkara tersebut. Kami berpegang teguh kepada maxim bahawa tidak ada organisasi yang sempurna, dan penyelesaian kepada semua isu harus di meja perbincangan di mana MUAFAKAT akan bertindak sebagai Arbitrator. Mohon pihak yang mendakwa untuk tampil berbincang dengan pihak MUAFAKAT MRSM berkenaan supaya ada tindakan susulan.

Dakwaan Ketiga:

MRSM mengenakan bayaran tambahan RM 200 untuk Kelas Talaqqi yang didakwa wajib.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, Bahagian Pendidikan Menengah MARA selaku Penyelia MRSM Se Malaysia, tidak pernah mengeluarkan arahan pembayaran untuk Kelas Talaqqi/Mini Ulu Albab. Perkara yang didakwa ini, sekiranya benar berlaku, adalah kejadian terpencil dan tidak mewakili semua MRSM. Sekali lagi ditekankan bahawa setiap MRSM mempunyai MUAFAKAT selaku Badan yang mewakili Ibu Bapa dan Guru. Selaras dengan objektif penubuhannya, MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut sememangnya bersedia pada setiap masa untuk mewakili Ibu Bapa atau Guru menyampaikan sebarang aduan. Sewajarnya perkara ini dibawa ke pengetahuan MUAFAKAT MRSM tersebut untuk remedi/pembetulan. Kami berpegang teguh kepada maxim bahawa tidak ada organisasi yang sempurna, dan penyelesaian kepada semua isu harus di meja perbincangan di mana MUAFAKAT akan bertindak sebagai Arbitrator.

Dakwaan Keempat:

MRSM mengenakan peraturan bahawa Pelajar Perempuan perlu memakai seluar panjang bawah kain baju kurung sekolah, kemeja T labuh ketika bersukan dan sarung tangan bagi mengelakkan Pelajar Lelaki melihat susuk tubuh Pelajar Perempuan.

Sepanjang pengetahuan dan pengalaman Kami, semua peraturan MRSM berkaitan cara berpakaian, kemasan rupa diri, hal ehwal disiplin dan sebagainya diterbitkan dalam Buku Perancangan Tahunan Pelajar. Cara berpakaian pula memadai memenuhi kesopanan dan kesusilaan. Maka tidak benar bahawa MRSM cuba berlebih-lebihan dan mengajar Pelajarnya cara untuk berpakaian bagi maksud kesopanan dan kesusilaan.

Semoga penjelasan Kami tersebut di atas yang dibuat tanpa prejudis, secara objektif, berlandaskan fakta dan pengetahuan Kami selaku Pemimpin Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru MRSM (Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia @MUAFAKAT), dan melalui pengalaman Kami sebagai Ibu Bapa MRSM dapat meneutralkan salahfaham dan kekeliruan yang timbul, dan menjernihkan kekeruhan yang melanda MRSM, yang terbit sama ada secara langsung atau tidak langsung daripada nukilan Wartawan tersebut di atas.

***+Kami boleh dihubungi melalui muafakatmaramalaysia@gmail.com (Untuk Perhatian: Dato’ Sayed Alfeizal bin Sayed Ahmad @Presiden, Badan Pemuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia) sekiranya penjelasan lanjut diperlukan untuk sebahagian atau keseluruhan kenyataan Kami tersebut di atas.

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Further investigation on the FMT story proven to be flawed.

Some parts of the report described, activities of an MRSM Ulul Albab. However, there is no such MRSM Ulul Albab in Johor or Melaka

As to wearing long pants and gloves for girls is something unheard of in MRSM.

If FMT is genuinely sincere in the story, it would be better for the report to name the school, so that proper investigations can be made.

As it is, it’ll remain “allegations” from one or two “helpless” person(s), which should be seen nothing less of a fabrication and attempt to spin and destroy the good name of the MRSM system.

The SOP in such cases is to get the Naziran & Inspectorate people go down to all the MRSMs in johor to get to the truth

Even Gerontocracy Prime Minister Who recently sacked the Minister of Education and assumed the role and responsibility lied about “now national schools are religious schools. Eg. Four periods daily they teach about Islam”.

The MRSM system was one of the early followthrough of then the newly instituted New Economic Policy, born from the need to have better socio-Political balance arisen from severe economic standing of different communities.

Then second Prime Minister Tun Hj Abdul Razak Hussein asked MARA to look into an experimental program so that under privileged children from the rural, taken away from the based into a boarding school which could quality education with special attention of math and science. The first MRSM enrolled it’s first experimental batch in 1972.

Then in 1979 after demonstrating several rounds of very good SPM/MCE results, MARA started to introduce pre-University matriculation in Science at MRSM.

MARA went on another step to introduce A Levels as a post SPM program at MRSM in 1985, which is 100% in English to cater for math, science, technology and humanities later in Universities in the United Kingdom.

MRSM Seremban’s pioneer A Levels program in 1987 received the global British Council award for the best centre outside United Kingdom.

There on, MARA infused a special tahfiz program at several MRSMs and call it MRSM Ulul Albab. The outcome of this project has been very favourable.

It is obvious there are quarters envious with all of these success stories and in their own skewed and sinister convoluted mind, starts to find ways to fiddle with it. Perhaps they have their own liberal interpretation how things should be, most likely bent towards their pro-western thought process.

Hence, the fabrication and skin.

Published in: on January 23, 2020 at 09:00  Leave a Comment  

“Balai, cerita…..!”

In the long standing of many myths about how former UMNO Vice President Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein wasn’t doing what he was expected to do, but went to do something opposite.

When Barisan Nasional failed to retained the Federal Government and most State Governments except two on 10 May 2018, then the UMNO President and BN Chairman Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak conceded defeat.

He resigned from both posts.

UMNO Vice President fill in for the Deputy President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi assume the Presidency in an acting role.

UMNO Vice President Dato Sri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein assumed the Deputy Presidency in an acting capacity.

Their first job was to keep the ship together. Several BN component parties decided to jump ship, for obvious reasons.

Some states that BN retained power, had issues appointing the Menteri Besar. Hence the two top leaders had to travel back-and-forth to Istana Arau to resolve the stand off.

Then it came the moment of truth. The party elections came up and everyone was expected to throw themselves into the ring and fight it out.

That’s when Hishammuddin already Vice President filling in for Deputy President chickened out. He withdrew from the race and gave an obscure excuse of “I want to take care of Johor, only”.

Months went on and UMNO President Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid painstakingly took time to consult party leaders, for the direction of the party.

He present his inaugural speech as UMNO President on 29 Sept 2018 which incorporated 27 items, collated and amalgamated from all the UMNO arms, as a direction.

However, there on many used this and the authorities hauled President Dr Zahid up as many excuses they created on their own, like “The Party is directionless”.

Strings of UMNO MPs and a small number of UMNO ADUN jumped ship towards PPBM, in the haze quest of getting greener posture and making in up for the smallest party in the ruling coalition.

Hishammuddin has been said to have asked UMNO members to jump ship.

He is also has been said to facilitate his agent, Dato Zulkifli Alwi who was the UMNO Youth Secretary when the former was UMNO Youth Chief, to recruit UMNO members over to PPBM.

UMNO MT Dato Lokman filed the complaint with UMNO Disciplinary Board.

Despite Dato Seri Hishamuddin’s active role in the recent Tanjung Piai by-election which saw BN won by a tsunami of 15,000 majority, the subsequent events came as a shock.

A day later, Hishammuddin is believed to facilitate 16 other UMNO MPs to have intimate dinner and consultation session at the home of the Minister of Economic Affairs Dato Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali.

Talk about having the “Back door Government” surfaced. It created another air of doubt and possibility of uncertainty.

On 26 Nov 2019, UMNO President Dr Zahid invited UMNO MPs and to clear all doubts. All have agreed for what ever decision, the party shall do it ‘en bloc’ and not through ‘salami tactics’, layer by layer.

UMNO Disciplinary Board Chairman Tan Sri Apandi Mohamed Ali issued a show cause letter to Hishammuddin on 13 Dec 2019 and the latter is expected to present himself on Boxing Day, to answer all these complaints.

To many, it’s a season to be Jolly! Or as they say, when ignorance is bliss, it’s wise to be folly.

Published in: on December 16, 2019 at 10:00  Comments (1)  

In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!

The attitude of Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad leadership of being vindictive against former Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has proven to be more personal and childish.

The privileges accorded to former Prime Minister Najib have slowly been withdrawn.

FB of former Prime Minister Najib’s Special Officer Isham Jalil



The latest is the Police outrider/(s) provided to Dato Sri Najib, as the former Prime Minister.

This is a clearly a personal vindication is Gerontocracy Prime Minister against his predecessor, who happens to be once a preferred successor when the former was trying to unseat then the Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi more than a decade ago.

For the record, Tun Abdullah retired to pave way for Dato Seri Najib to succeed him on the 9 April 2009, exactly three years after Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir openly wage a ‘war’ to unseat his successor.

When Prime Minister Najib was in office, Federal Government policies and treatment of former Prime Ministers still remained as per entitled privileges, despite then Dr Mahathir was on the Opposition side.

The Star story:

PM’s Department: All former prime ministers given same privileges


  • NATION
  • Thursday, 09 Nov 20178:44 AM MYT

PETALING JAYA: All former prime ministers are being provided the same privileges and that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been treated no differently, said the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The Government has not revoked any facility whatsoever to any former prime ministers, including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic),” it said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 9).

It said that the former prime minister has been provided personnel, numbering 21 people, for his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation and his private residence.

All of this, it said, was in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

“These personnel are fully borne by the Government, including payroll, claims and other privileges enjoyed by civil servants. 

“The Government also bears the utility charges for the Perdana Leadership Foundation as well as his private residence,” it said.

On top of this, the department said that the Government also pays for all food allowances and other costs for outriders, bodyguards, medical staff and assistants to special officers for Dr Mahathir’s visits abroad.

Dr Mahathir had posted on his Facebook page Nov 1 that his Special Action Unit (UTK) police bodyguards had been withdrawn.

The personal bodyguard service is a privilege provided to all former prime ministers.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, however, said on Sunday (Nov 5) that the Royal Malaysia Police still maintained Dr Mahathir’s UTK service.

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By law, all former PMs are entitled to two police outriders. Former Prime Minister Abdullah still have two.

As a former PM, Former Prime Minister Najib is privy to many secrets of the government and pulling his security puts him and the country at risk.

Most likely, Gerontocracy Prime Minister De Mahathir was not telling full truth that his police outriders were completely pulled. The restriction only applied when he was traveling to political events.

At all other times, he still had his outriders which many people can see for themselves even after Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir complained his outriders were pulled.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s track record shows that he cannot be trusted to tell the complete truth and in the case of his outriders being pulled, he again misled the Rakyat for his political gain and to gain sympathy.

In former Prime Minister Najib’s case, one of the two police outriders were pulled right after 14GE’s even though it was against the law as all former PMs are entitled to this for their protection.

However, the government were apparently angered at the big reception to former Prime Minister Najib when he traveled to Tanjung Piai.

Therefore the decision to completely pull all last outrider is to restrict his mobility and to limit his influence.

It is a very politically motivated move that is against the law but this is not a government that follows the law.

Gerontocracy Prime Minister Dr Mahathir had use of outriders except when going to political events even when he was leader of the opposition.

But now Prime Minister Najib has no outriders for any purposes because this government does not follow the rule of law.

Then again, IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador’s credibility as the Top Cop quickly eroding as more he talks about getting the ‘bandit-about-town’, which is making him more laughable by the day.

NST story:

Jho Low now looks like a bear?

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 @ 2:38PM 
BY ABDUL RAHEMANG TAIMIN

TAWAU: The authorities in the country where fugitive financier Low Taek Jho is believed to be hiding in, is refusing to cooperate with the Police.

According to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, they are reluctant to provide information and have been giving “ridiculous excuses”, which includes claims that the 38-year-old Low has undergone plastic surgery and now looks like a “bear”.

“Among the excuses they gave include Jho Low apparently having changed his looks by undergoing facial surgery to look like a bear.

“They say his face looks like a bear. I don’t know, but apparently he has now changed his looks,” Abdul Hamid said at an event in Tawau, here, today.

Abdul Hamid’s comments comes after reports emerged that Low or Jho Low as he is more commonly known as, is now moving around under a Cypriot passport.

According to Cyprus based Greek-language newspaper Politis, the businessman linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal had also been a Cyprus citizen for the past four years.

The report, reproduced by the Sarawak Report blog, said Low had obtained the passport through a well-known citizenship and passport broker Henley & Partners in 2015.

The firm had previously commissioned a passport from the Caribbean island-nation of St Kitts & Nevis.

Commenting further, Abdul Hamid said police believe the wanted businessman was still at the country he is hiding in.

“Sometimes when he walks, he looks like a Tambadau (seladang). So when we look at him from behind, that is how he looks like. Do you think this excuse (given by the authorities of the country Jho Low is hiding in) is logical?” the IGP remarked.

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Taking a line from BBC’s infamous character Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, “In defeat, Malice. In victory, Revenge!”

Published in: on November 8, 2019 at 17:00  Leave a Comment  

Upmanship

It is unbelievable of Gerontocracy Prime Minister’ obsession to lead by his own way having through all challenges, inherent inhabitive and obstacles, leading an army of quite incompetent politicians and party backers.

Yet he dares to shout out his mouth as his leadership with the Pakatan Harapan coalition desperately has to show a tiny bit of progress from any of the 100 promises in the PH Manifesto.

Yet, Gerontocracy Prime Minister had the audacity to sound out the Opposition for stop making false promises.

SCMP story:

Doubts over Mahathir’s handover to Anwar strain Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition

  • Malaysia’s ruling coalition came to power with a promise that Mahathir Mohamad would hand over the reins to Anwar Ibrahim
  • But the widely reported time frame of two years appears to be slipping, straining relations at the top levels of government
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Yet there is something very interesting about Gerontocracy Prime Minister.

Sixteen years ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired as the fourth Prime Minister, after serving twenty two years, three months and fifteen days.

Now, he is the Gerontocracy Prime Minister for the second tenure, since 10 May 2018.

He need to stay in office at least till 2027. This is to match Sir Lee Kuan Yew’s tenure as Chief Minister and Prime Minister of Singapore.

(Yes. Lee was awarded Grand Cross of St Michael and St George).

He already outlived Sir Lee in age. Now, to outdo tenure in office as the Chief Executive.

Ekk….

Published in: on October 31, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Scrummed out

By and large, the Malays were disappointed with Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for admission of an instrumental role in the division and weakening the Malays but offer no substantial solution to get it better.

Yesterday ex-UMNO hoppers Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Larut MP), Dato’ Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad (Mersing MP) and Dato Seri Mustapha “Bacul Lari Malam” Mohamad (Jeli MP) along with academic veteran Prof Dato’ Dr Zainal Kling, corporate leader Dato’ Yahya Jalil and UM VC Dato’ Dr Ir Abd Rahim Hashim successfully organised and delivered Kongres Maruah Melayu.

It was staged for Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to deliver his ‘The Last Address to the Malays’.

In a congregation of so many Malay political, academic, corporate, community and stakeholder leaders (with the explicit exception of Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim (Port Dickson MP) and those in DAP), the Old Man continued his Malay bashing, in a lesser scathing tone but maintaining the ‘Surat Khabar Lama’ style and delivery, like he did as the UMNO President for over 22 years.

Malaysiakini story:

‘Walau Bersatu melukut di tepi gantang tapi ada garangnya’ – Hadi


Okt 7, 2019


(Dikemaskini Okt 7, 2019)

Presiden PAS, Abdul Hadi Awang memuji parti Bersatu pimpinan Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad kerana berjaya menunjukkan pengaruh mereka di dalam Pakatan Harapan.


Beliau menyifatkan penyampaian amanat perdana menteri dalam Kongres Maruah Melayu pada Ahad lalu melambangkan kuasa yang dimiliki oleh satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam pakatan itu.


“Kongres Maruah Melayu, anjuran para ilmuwan beberapa universiti, disertakan ucapan Dr Mahathir mewakili satu-satunya parti Melayu dalam kerajaan PH.


“Walaupun dianggap seperti melukut di tepi gantang, tetapi ada garangnya,” katanya dalam tulisan berjudul “Amanat muhasabah bangsa” terbit di Harakahdaily hari ini.


Bersatu pada PRU14 lalu menang 14 kerusi parlimen daripada sejumlah 117 kerusi parlimen yang dimenangi PH dengan PKR menjadi parti majoriti dalam gabungan parti pemerintah itu apabila mendapat 50 kerusi.

Abdul Hadi pada hari ini juga menjelaskan sebab di sebalik penyertaan PAS dalam Himpunan Muafakat Nasional, anjuran PAS dan Umno baru-baru ini serta Kongres Maruah Melayu.


“Walaupun dua pertemuan itu kelihatan berlainan dan tempatnya pula bebeza, tetapi sebenarnya satu sahaja titik pertemuan iaitu perpaduan bangsa Melayu dan menyedarkan Melayu bangkit bersama Islam.


“Sekurang-kurangnya PAS dapat merealisasikan konsep taawun yang dipraktikkan dalam konsep budaya politik matang dan sejahtera yang diperkenalkan oleh PAS,” katanya.


Menurut presiden PAS, beliau bersikap terbuka mendengar ucapan pihak lain yang juga Melayu Islam kerana “muhasabah diri wajib dilakukan, walaupun adanya kritikan yang keras dan pahit.”

Abdul Hadi berkata beliau mendengar dengan teliti ucapan perdana menteri pada majlis tersebut.

“Saya mendengar amanat Tun Mahathir dengan teliti dan agak berbeza dengan kalangan yang menunggu kecaman beliau terhadap bangsa lain yang menjadi saingan kita dalam masyarakat majmuk.

“Tiba-tiba ucapan beliau menyebut kesilapan bangsanya sendiri yang menjadi sebab mereka mundur ketinggalan, tercorot dan diperbodohkan oleh pihak lain dan diperbodohkan oleh bangsanya sendiri sehingga terkebelakang,” jelasnya.

Dr Mahathir ketika berucap pada Kongres Maruah Melayu antaranya berkata kerajaan dengan sendirinya walaupun dipimpin oleh Melayu, tidak boleh memulihkan maruah Melayu sekiranya kaum itu tidak mahu berusaha untuk mengubah nasib mereka.
Katanya, maruah Melayu dipandang hina atas kesalahan mereka sendiri.

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He did not raise about the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, nor any of the many Resolutions from the series of discourse and workshops held by public Unis for politics, economics, culture, education and religion, which were conducted as precursor and the legitimate excuse for the ‘Amanat Terakhir’.

No substantial take away for the Malays. Otherwise, all and good and done in the custom and spirit of a Malay event (Majlis).

However, there is an indirect take away for the Malays. Considering that he wanted UMNO to be present and part of his demonstration of reconciliatory effort for the division of the Malays, as well sending a thumping message to Anwar and his Anwarites within PKR and most of all, DAP, it would be in terrible after taste and serious blow-back for Gerontocracy Prime Minister to get UMNO destroyed.

He needs UMNO now, more than ever, now that UMNO has demonstrated its magnanimity, for the sake of the Malays.

Unless Gerontocracy Prime Minister is ready to go down and be stoop in history as the Malay leader who eventually handed over the reins of the Land of the Malays (Tanah Aku), to DAP.

Published in: on October 7, 2019 at 22:00  Leave a Comment  

Stood up

In a single speech Gerontocracy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stood up so many gullible ‘Kings and Queens of Wishful Thinking’ about him being a changed man

The Sun Daily story:

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays: Dr Mahathir (Updated)

(more…)
Published in: on October 6, 2019 at 21:30  Leave a Comment  

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