‘Chase the Lion’

MB Johor Dato’ Seri Khaled Nordin

Menteri Besar Johor Dato’ Seri Khaled Nordin had strategic economic agenda for the state to be an economic powerhouse and to ride on the growth and spill over effect of the Singapore economy and global trading and financial standing.

The Edge Market story:

GE14: Johor BN launches manifesto, aims to “Chase the Lion”

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JOHOR BAHRU (April 14): Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) launched its manifesto, based on five thrusts including ensuring sustainable economic development, providing comprehensive infrastructure and talent development.

The ruling coalition will not let Johor become the ‘backwater’ to Singapore, said Johor BN chairman and menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin at the launching event held at the Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Bahru today.

“Johor BN will not let Johor be the backwater to anyone, especially Singapore. We will not just sit here and watch Singapore develop itself, while not doing anything on our side. The southern tiger will chase the lion,” said Khaled, drawing loud applause from the attendees.

As the incumbent state government, Johor BN wants to position the state as a new economic power in the region, and become an economic and development competitor to any state or region, especially its southern neighbour.

The coalition offers a total of 230 pledges for the people in Johor over the next five years. Among the most notable pledges include developing each district based on its economic strengths and needs.

For example, Muar’s furniture manufacturing industry will be developed further with the development of Muar Furniture Park. The district will also be turned into an education hub for the country, mostly through the Pagoh University City which is home to about 7,000 students.

Segamat will be developed into the “Agriculture Hub of National Importance” or “The Holland of Malaysia”. The state government has planned to develop nucleus farms – named Agro Mix Farms – on a 46 acre site, which will be expanded to 100 acres over the next five years.

The state’s BN also pledged to increase the growth rate of the gross domestic product (GDP) to an average of 6% over the next five years , said Khaled. BN Johor is also committed to ensure the success of mega projects in the state, he added.

The mega projects that the coalition is promoting include the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID), the development of Pengerang Industrial Park with a RM1.1 billion investment, Ibrahim International Business District and Johor Bio Desaru Food Valley.

Other mega projects include :

1.       Developing Jemaluang Dairy Valley to create job opportunities in dairy processing industry

2.       Developing Nusajaya Tech Park with the aim of creating 20,000 job opportunities

3.       Johor Halal Park

4.       Sedenak Iskandar Data Centre Hub

5.       Boosting Johor’s position as the National Logistics Hub

Continuing on the coalition’s target to “Chase the Lion”, a reference to Singapore, which is known as the Lion City, Khaled said that it will develop the state’s tourism attractions and infrastructure, in order to compete with Singapore in attracting tourists from across the region.

“If Singapore has Gardens by the Bay, we will develop Desaru Coast, a multibillion tourism development which will see many world-class hotels and resorts. Desaru Coast will also have the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia,” said Khaled.

Desaru Coast, which is currently being developed at a cost of RM4.5 billion, will be operational this coming June, the manifesto read. In addition to that and Legoland and Hello Kitty Town, other tourism attractions that will be developed in Johor include :

1.       Sci-Fi Universe, a science fiction-based theme park with an investment of RM400 million

2.       Johor Eco Entertainment Park to be developed in Bandar Akademi YPJ Kota Tinggi with an investment of RM2.7 billion

3.       Pengerang Waterfront worth RM100 million

On the social side, Johor BN also pledges to reduce the burden of the high cost of living among the bottom 40 (B40) and middle 40 (M40) through several programmes, including by expanding “imCoop” across Johor by adding 50 more fair price shops by 2020.

The coalition also pledges to continue the Johor Affordable Housing Scheme, or Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ) by building another 100,000 houses  by 2023. Johor BN also wants to expand the rent-to-own scheme to those with a household income of below RM3,000.

On the pledge to build 100,000 RMMJ by 2023, which coincidentally is similar to what Pakatan Harapan offered in their manifesto for Johor, Khaled said that the opposition coalition copied the state government’s ideas.

“When they copied our ideas, this shows that we are on the right track,” said Khaled.

Through the mega projects and economic policies, the state BN targets to create about 250,000 new job opportunities, including 14,000 high skill jobs through Iskandar Shares Services and Outsourcing initiative, 5,000 jobs in the furniture industry and another 5,000 in the oil and gas industry.

This commitment to increase job opportunities in the state will be followed by efforts to reduce dependence on foreign labour, said Khaled. For starters, the state government is in the midst of developing a Labour Rationalisation Plan, he added.

On infrastructural development, some RM600 million will be allocated for the maintenance of rural roads. The North – South Expressway between Yong Peng and Johor Bahru will also be upgraded to six lanes, from the current four lanes.

RM350 million worth of investment will be channelled towards developing the state’s sports infrastructure, mostly for the construction of the Johor Bahru Sport City and Arena Larkin. Mini stadiums will also be built in each districts, said Khaled.

Ending his presentation, Khaled said that Johor BN is not competing against Pakatan Harapan when crafting the manifesto. Instead, the coalition has a bigger aim, which is to make Johor as competitive as Singapore in the international arena.

“We must work hard to make Johor as the best state in Malaysia, so that within five to 10 years, the story of our success will be echoed, not only throughout the nation, but also across the Tebrau Strait. Let everyone knows that this Southern Tiger can roar as loud as the Red Lion,” he said.

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The Edge Market story based on Bernama report:

Johor set to outperform Klang Valley in economic contributions

ISKANDAR PUTERI (March 6): Johor’s rapid growth, which has been projected to continue in the next few years, may result in the state outperforming the Klang Valley in terms of contributions to the nation’s economy.

Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, said he was confident the state’s economic growth would continue to accelerate within the next 10 years due to factors such as the over-development in the Klang Valley and its lack of space for future development.

He said his confidence was also based on Johor receiving the highest amount of investment in the manufacturing sector for four consecutive years since 2013 and being among the highest contributors to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).

“If we want to compare among Johor, Selangor and Penang, Penang is a small state, whereas Selangor is benefiting from the spillover from Kuala Lumpur (KL).

“When KL spends around KL, Selangor benefits. We do not have that in Johor, but look at how the state has been developing now,” he told Bernama in his office in Kota Iskandar recently.

Johor’s economic growth was backed by its strength in various sectors, he said, adding that the state was the nation’s third biggest contributor in major economic sectors, except for the mining sector.

Mohamed Khaled, who was also the Joint Chairman for the Iskandar Region Development Authority, said that from 2011 to 2016, Johor’s economic growth had surpassed the nation’s economic growth rate, with an average of 5.9% compared with Malaysia’s 5.1%.

In 2016, the state’s GDP growth was recorded at 5.7%, the third highest following Labuan (7.2%) and KL (5.9%).

In order to boost the state’s economic growth, the state authority had launched the Johor Strategic Development Plan in 2016, he said.

He said among other things, it included plans to capitalise on each district’s economic potential according to their respective niche and advantages.

For example, Muar would be developed as an education and furniture hub, while Mersing would be developed under the tourism sector, he said.

Mohamed Khaled, who is also the Permas Assemblyman, said the plan was crafted in such a way as it would be impossible for each district to be developing the same project.

“We do not want what is being done in Iskandar or Pengerang to be done in other districts, that is impossible.

“This is why we choose to develop each district according to their respective niche,” he said.

He said the rapid development in Johor Bahru, Pengerang and the Iskandar Malaysia Economic Region should not spark any jealousy among the residents in other districts, as the gains from the developments in those districts would be used to fund the developments in other districts in the state.

“The state government’s approach will ensure that the development in Johor is inclusive, balanced and ensures the people’s prosperity.

“If we do not have any development in any districts, especially in Iskandar and Pengerang, we will not have any resources or capability to develop other districts,” he said.

Mohamed Khaled said that by choosing to develop Johor in an inclusive and balanced manner, the state government would have to ensure that there would not be a large economic gap between the districts.

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This is a good strategy considering the projected Singapore GDP for 2018 is USD350 billion and the GDP per capita in the terms of purchase power parity (PPP) is third highest in the world.

In a Straits Times report, Johoreans prefer the investment from Singapore compared to other investor nations.

Johoreans ‘prefer Singapore investments’

Chinese developer Country Garden Pacific View responded to criticism that its RM444 billion (S$150 billion) investment in property project Forest City did not benefit locals by announcing last year that more than 40 per cent of its capital expenditurPUBLISHED

Poll shows state residents do not see China’s economic presence as beneficial to them

JOHOR BARU • Residents in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor welcome foreign investments generally, but favour investments from neighbouring Singapore over those from China, says a recent survey.

A poll conducted last month by the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research showed that 69 per cent of 1,007 survey respondents in Johor were in favour of investments from Singapore, but only 56 per cent of them welcomed investments from China, according to The Malaysian Insight (TMI) news site yesterday.

Johoreans, according to the news site, do not see themselves benefiting from China’s growing economic presence in the state, largely in the form of multibillion-ringgit property developments.

“We don’t feel the positive effects,” Mr Zayani Ismail told TMI.

“The only thing they have done is drive up the local property prices and make it harder for people like me to buy a home in Johor Baru,” said the 32-year-old executive.

Many locals view Chinese investments with a mixture of disinterest and suspicion, mainly because the bulk of these investments were in high-end real estate, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute senior fellow Francis E. Hutchinson told TMI.

“The perception is that this drives up housing prices and many of those buying the newly completed units will not be local,” he said.

The survey also showed that more Johoreans – 29 per cent – were dissatisfied with Chinese investments than with Singaporean investments, which saw a dissatisfaction rate of 18 per cent.

Average Johoreans believe that Chinese projects do not provide enough local job opportunities, Dr Hutchinson said, in contrast to the involvement of Singapore-based multinationals in the 1980s development of Pasir Gudang that had directly benefited Johoreans.

“Beyond the jobs created, an important new township was developed in a sparsely populated part of the state,” he explained.

  • 69%
  • Of respondents were in favour of investments from Singapore.
  • 56%
  • Welcomed investments from China.

According to the TMI report, Chinese developer Country Garden Pacific View responded to criticism that its RM444 billion (S$150 billion) investment in property project Forest City did not benefit locals by announcing last year more than 40 per cent of its capital expenditure went to pay local firms.

Despite its revelation that RM4.7 billion was spent on local consultancy services, law and architecture firms and construction materials, the average Johorean’s scepticism remains, the report said.

The historical relationship between Malaysia and Singapore – they were part of the Federation of Malaysia until 1965 – also plays a part in Johoreans favouring Singapore, said Dr Hutchinson.

Singapore investments are also viewed as more relevant to Johor because of their close geographical location, with the two linked across the Johor Strait by the 1km-long Causeway at Woodlands and the 2km-long Second Link at Tuas.

Nine in 10 Johoreans polled said there should be a high-speed railroad between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; 81 per cent said there should be a third link between the two countries and 88 per cent said Johor and Singapore should be linked by an MRT service.

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Khaled’s economic strategy to turn Johor into an economic powerhouse would have a desired effect on the creation of a quarter of million new jobs.

The Star story:

MB: Johor govt plans to turn state into economic powerhouse

  • NATION
  • Sunday, 21 Jan 2018

  • by mohd farhaan shah

    PASIR GUDANG: The Johor government has a long-term plan for the state and an aspiration to make it the new economic powerhouse in Malaysia, said Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

    The Mentri Besar said mega projects such as the Rapid Transit System, Gemas-Johor Baru double tracking system, Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail and the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project in Pengerang would set Johor above others once completed.

    “More importantly, these mega projects – together with other developments taking place here – will generate 250,000 employment opportunities in the state,” he said in his speech before officiating SMK Dato’ Penggawa Timur’s 44th Parent-Teacher Association meeting here on Sunday (Jan 21).

    Mohamed Khaled also blasted certain parties for questioning the state government’s efforts in attracting foreign investments.

    “Without these investments, the state government cannot develop Johor’s economy. We can see how vibrant are the developments here,” he said.

    Mohamed Khaled added that unlike Barisan Nasional, the Opposition does not have any concrete plans for Johor.

    He said that the state government has been proactive in addressing the high cost of living, especially in urban areas, through building affordable homes and other initiatives.

    “We have built 27% of affordable homes in Johor so far with a price range of between RM40,000 and RM150,000, which is the cheapest in Malaysia,” he said.

    Mohamed Khaled said it was the responsibility of the Barisan-led state government to ensure that the people is able to benefit from development.

    “It is our aspiration to make Johor a developed state and its rakyat enjoy prosperous lives,” he added.

    Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/21/mb-state-govt-plans-to-turn-johor-into-economic-powerhouse/#3UW2vOVCdaJ4ZIiV.99

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The Johor GLC firm of RM5.1 billion turnover Johor Corporation is set to embark on the Industrial Revolution 4.0, which is a manifest the shift on the state turning into an economic powerhouse.

Utusan online story:

JCorp sedia teroka Industri 4.0

MOHAMED KHALED NORDIN
MOHAMED KHALED NORDIN

JOHOR BAHRU 27 April – Kumpulan Johor Corporation Bhd. (JCorp) sedia meneroka bidang perniagaan global baharu terdiri daripada sektor Revolusi Perindustrian Ke-4 (Industri 4.0) pada masa depan.

Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, perancangan JCorp untuk me nyertai era Industri 4.0 merupakan satu usaha berterusan yang digerakkan pihaknya.

Mohamed Khaled yang juga Pengerusi JCorp bagaima napun membe ritahu, syarikat milik kerajaan negeri itu tidak akan tergesa-gesa sebalik nya akan mengikut perancangan ditetapkan.

“Penerokaan sektor Industri 4.0 ini akan dibuat mengikut keupayaan dan perancangan ditetapkan syarikat.

“JCorp merupakan instrumen terbaik kerajaan ne geri dalam menerokai bidang tersebut, sekali gus dapat memberi manfaat kepada rakyat seluruh negara,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam sidang akhbar selepas me nyempurnakan Majlis Pelancaran Laporan Tahunan Johor Corporation Bhd. di Hotel Puteri Pacific, di sini hari ini.

Yang turut hadir, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri, Datuk Md. Jais Sarday serta Pre siden dan Ketua Eksekutif JCorp, Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim.

Sementara itu, Kamaruzzaman mengumumkan JCorp telah merekodkan perolehan berjumlah RM5.579 bilion bagi kewa ngan 2017, peningkatan 4.1 peratus berbanding perolehan tahun sebelumnya.

Katanya, kejayaan itu merupakan satu pencapaian yang memberangsangkan dalam keadaan ekonomi glo bal yang tidak menentu sepanjang tahun lalu.

“Keuntungan selepas cukai bagi peringkat kumpulan pada 2017 turut mencatatkan peningkatan sebanyak 31 peratus iaitu sebanyak RM542 juta berbanding RM415 juta pada 2016.

“Daripada segi pemilikan aset, jumlah aset Kumpulan JCorp bagi 2017 adalah sebanyak RM21.795 bilion,” katanya.

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The RM120billion GDP Johor economy is poised to grow bigger, upon such prized investment such as the USD27 billion Petronas RAPID with investors such as Aramco of Saudi Arabia.

“It is a confidence shown for the Malaysian economy”, Minister in-charge Dato’ Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said at the signing between Petronas and Aramco.

Aramco committed USD7 billion in the project termed as a ‘Green Field project’. “Saudi Aramco will support any financing for the project”.

The past five years saw MB Johor Khaled policies and leadership brought transformation and increment in the Johor economy.

The trickle down has been felt by the rakyat.

This is attested by a professional serving one of the Johor GLCs, who saw MB Khaled move to follow through policies and being implemented through GLCs and SPVs.

“MB Johor Khaled has delivered what he promised since five years ago. His ratings for delivery and implementation have actually gone up”.

‘Chase the Lion’ is one of the MB Khaled’s strategy to put Johor at even better spot, in the challenges of the overall transformation of Malaysia.

*Updated 7 May 2018 1500hrs

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An artistic debate against “Old Ma”

Muo born Chinese rapper Namewee took an abstract swipe against Fourth Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Tun Dr. Mahathir for his campaign which include teaming up with Chinese Chauvinist DAP, considering the latter is a “Racist”.

The secondary message is the concoction of ‘Fake News’, which Dr. Mahathir and the Opposition coalition utilised to sow hatred, intensely for the past three years.

The Youtube music video hit 77,000 viewership within four hours of its release and 91% of the viewers are between the age group 0f 20-29.

Although is was featured as if it was an election debate, the clear message against Dr. Mahathir is a subliminal signal for the first time Malaysian Chinese voters.

On the ‘Come out and vote’ note, Malaysian Classic Rocker Amy Search also published a music video on the Youtube format to urge Malaysians to exercise their constitutional right.

The Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also issued a strong sublime message to voters to choose wisely.

MEDIA STATEMENT BY

TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

 

1. On the 9th of May, Malaysians will go to the polls to determine the future of our beloved country.

2. Since independence, we Malaysians have exercised our democratic rights in 13 General Elections; and if we include the 1955 general election, this will be the 15th time in 63 years that we exercise our duty as citizens.  And throughout the years, Malaysians have demonstrated experience and wisdom in exercising their democratic rights and duties.

3. The 14th general election will determine the ability of our country and society in facing previously unheralded challenges. This election will determine the government that will steer us through these challenges and lead us into the future.

4. And whether we continue to be progressive, prosperous and peaceful will be decided by the government we choose on the 9th of May.

5. Malaysia is at the precipice of becoming a developed nation and like other countries, is not insulated from the effects of globalisation.

6. The challenges that we will face in the coming years can only be overcome by a government which is strong, stable and experienced. A strong and stable government can only be formed on the back of a strong mandate and one that is anchored by leaders who genuinely work together for the benefit of its people. Any government comprising people of differing and opposing political ideologies who only come together for the sole purpose of wresting political power will not and cannot be good for the country. It is unwise to elect leaders who share the same bed but yet have different dreams.

7. Malaysia’s tremendous progress since independence was largely possible because of its political stability and because it was led by leaders who were genuine and sincere in working together and shared the same aspirations and dreams for their country

8. In building the nation, our leaders from the very beginning formulated consistent and progressive policies with strong and sound fiscal and economic management.

9. Throughout the years the governments of Barisan Nasional and it’s precursor Perikatan also consistently had a smooth transition of power from one prime minister to another which ensured the country’s continued stability and success.

10. As such, in the coming general election, Malaysians should again exercise wisdom and rationality in applying the same important criteria when choosing the party that will helm the government.

11. An election is not a game of chance; neither is it an excuse to change for the sake of changing as there is no system that is perfect. Malaysians should be honest with themselves and carefully evaluate the electoral promises made by competing parties and rationally distinguish between what is real and achievable and what are mere promises, made just to fish for votes, as the promise of spring may lead to a glorious summer; but it can also end up in a winter of discontent for our country.

12. As one who once led this country, it is my hope and desire to see a higher level of political maturity amongst the candidates contesting in this election. It is also my hope and wish to see that the political parties and candidates embrace democracy in a rational manner; and not based on emotions, anger and animosity.

13. As an elderly man who loves his country as much as any other Malaysian, I would also like to remind those contesting this election that you do so out of a sense of duty to your country and  to serve your fellow citizens, and not merely to seize power for power’s sake.

14. The people’s interests should be the primary concern; and not the agenda or political ambition of any particular group or individual.

15. I plead to my fellow citizens to exercise their democratic rights and duties peacefully and responsibly without ill feelings and animosity. Let us continue to build a society that values integrity, ethics and righteousness.

16. Whether we progress or regress, live in misery or prosperity; live in dignity or ignominy is all in our hands and for us to decide. i pray to the almighty that this election will be conducted smoothly and peacefully and the outcome on the 9th of May will be one that is in the best interest of the nation that we love and cherish.

Selamat Mengundi.

TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

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Haliza: We would bring development that should have been here

BN candidate for Batu Pahat Parliamentary seat Haliza Abdullah promised for the development that should have brought to the town but instead taken for other satellite towns.

“I will not promise you the sky but I would ensure that the development which should have been brought here but instead went to towns like Seri Gading and Parit Sulong”.

She spoke to the Chinese voters in a temple Jalan Jenjang, in own one of the oldest towns in Johor.

Apparently, she has been to a temple everyday to meet the Chinese voters since the XIV GE campaign started last Saturday.

She then on for three other venues.

Haliza is the Batu Pahat BN Wanita Chief and the first woman BN candidate for Batu Pahat.

Published in: on May 4, 2018 at 23:30  Leave a Comment  

Achehnese ‘David’ trying to slay a Giant

A political novice is banking on his Achehnese roots clout around Jerai and Yan and hoping to unseat against an incumbent, who had served the constituents well.

Newbie Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi is challenging incumbent Mej. Jen. (Rtd.) Dato’ Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, who is the Minister-in-charge for Religious Affairs, for the Jerai Parliamentary seat.

“Abang Jamil is very popular here. He has been very diligent attending and serving all mosques and suraus in Jerai for four years, without ever talking about politics”, said Dato’ Boey Chin Gan.

Boey is contesting for the N22 Gurun DUN seat as the BN candidate.

Akhramsyah is a High Council member of PPBM, the party formed by disgruntled and rejected UMNO leaders and members led by Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, sacked Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and sacked MB Kedah Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Boey, who is a likeable personality around Jerai like Mej. Jen. (Rtd) Jamil, was Mukhriz’s MCA Adviser when he was contesting for the Ayer Hitam DUN seat in the last GE.

It is unlikely that the folks around Jerai whose lives centred around the communal mosques and suraus would decide for Akhramsyah instead of “Abang Jamil”.

Akhramsyah, a Chemical Engineering graduate from Imperial College and was a career Shell man, never did well in mainstream politics nor blogging.

He vied for UMNO Youth Exco in 2009 and failed miserably. In the absence of a good grassroots machinery, it makes it quite difficult for him to convince the Jerai folks to reject Mej. Jen (Rtd) Jamil.

“It is very weird to see Akhramsyah using the ‘Black Eye’ (PKR) logo!”, A political analyst’s observation on the first born of late Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, since both of them are notorious for their anti-Anwar Ibrahim stance.

It is clear the ‘Flip-Flop’ would not resonate well with the traditional Jerai voters.

Published in: on May 3, 2018 at 12:00  Leave a Comment  

“A tree which served well”

Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for P005 Jerlun Dato’ Othman Aziz likened the ruling coalition party is a tree which so much service to so many over so long and shouldn’t be cut off.

“Imagine us (BN) is like a big tree which has been around for over sixty years. It provided shade, shelter, bore fruits and served the eco-system”.

The incumbent MP for Jerlun added “Why should you cut that tree off just because they planted a small new tree and promised that it would give an abundance of sweeter fruits?”.

Othman, who is also Deputy Minister of Finance I, is confident of retaining the seat of his birth place. Challenging him is former MB Kedah Mukhriz Mahathir representing the Opposition coalition using the PKR logo and a former State Assemblyman for Ayer Hitam reprinting PAS, Abdul Ghani Ahmad.

Asked about local issues of the folks of Jerlun are related to Padi farming matters.

“We have rationalised the price of Padi, which is RM1,050 per ton. It used to be variable for different places in Semenanjung Malaysia”.

“We have also rationalised and increased the subsidy of Padi from RM248.10 per ton to RM300.00 per ton”.

Another point the former planter for Sime Darby Group added is that Government has introduced RM200.00 per month subsistence for Padi farmers, in between harvest seasons to alleviate their daily lives issues.

The Star story:

Najib vows to give padi farmers a ‘sweet surprise’

  • NATION
  • Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

ALOR SETAR: Padi farmers can look forward to a “sweet surprise” should Barisan Nasional emerge victorious in the general election, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I have a special offer for padi farmers nationwide.

“If the Barisan government receives your full support in the elections, that very same night I will announce a special raise for padi farmers across Malaysia.

“It is up to all of you to make a wise decision,” he said when launching a special aid for farmers at the Sungai Korok development centre here yesterday.

As announced in Budget 2018, the special aid of RM200 a month will be given to padi farmers for three months.

The one-off aid will benefit 325,518 padi farmers.

Najib also touched on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the revenue was being returned to the people.

“Our government has been laughed at over the GST, where some claim it has raised the prices of many items.

“However, the revenue gathered is spent on incentives and subsidies that benefit those in agriculture, namely the padi farmers, plantation workers and fishermen,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Najib had breakfast with students and staff of Madrasah Al Ulum Addiniah Al Othmaniyah in Tanjung Kapor, where he announced some allocations to strengthen the Islamic agenda and the tahfiz institution in Kedah.

“First is a RM2mil allocation to provide hostel aid for 25 sekolah agama rakyat, followed by assistance for 11 pondok schools totalling RM160,000.

“We will also provide RM4mil for upgrading works on mosques and surau all over Kedah, and these allocations will be distributed through the Prime Minister’s Department,” said Najib

 

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It obvious that why Othman who was the Chairman of Muda Development Authority has been dubbed ‘Champion of Padi’.

Published in: on May 1, 2018 at 18:00  Leave a Comment  

Nurturing future leaders

The advent of future members and eventually leaders of Barisan Nasional is being nurtured is quite clear in this XIV GE.

Pro-right varsity students volunteered with many BN candidates within the striking range of their respective campus, showing their drive to work the grass-roots election machinery.

They have shown high interest in politics and willing to slog it out.

This is a very good training bed for them. The roll up their sleeves and toil with the grass-roots and manning District Polling Centres (Pusat Daerah Mengundi).

Hence, their entrance and introduction into the party is at grass-root level. This would enable them to be familiar with party branch workings and work their way, bottom up if they have strategic ambition serving the party and rakyat.

Then they would have to continuously serve their branches and one day if they aspire to get position in the party, they would already have a good support base.

Met at BN candidate for N06 Jitra Dato’ Aminuddin “Pak Tam” Omar’s campaign trail in the countryside surroundings of North Kedah, these student volunteers were very pleased to be together with the first term State Exco for Youth and Sports.

Pak Tam is the incumbent for NO6 Jitra seat and his former Boss, discharged Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has abandoned his N03 Ayer Hitam seat to challenge the former.

Their turf is in Kubang Pasu UMNO Division, where Pak Tam served the grass-root for a long time. Kubang Pasu Division Head for over 30 years was Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, now de facto leader of the Opposition coalition.

Dr. Mahathir in this XIV GE abandoned his traditional Kubang Pasu Parliamentary seat but instead opted for Langkawi.

At the strategic level, this cadre-ing is a very good initiative for BN and UMNO for talent management.

The shift of voters and people within communities having the preference towards candidates who have served the constituencies is getting more prevalent than party’s choice.

Published in: on April 30, 2018 at 12:00  Leave a Comment  

Suraya: Empower women with economic independence

Wanita UMNO candidates for the XIVGE are driven to charge down their fields and capture them with the BN Manifesto: Bersama BN Hebatkan Negaraku.

Party HQ laid a very good agenda for Malaysians and Malaysia, to give BN the mandate again to form the XIVth Federal Goverment.

Armed with this, Wanita UMNO add value to the stories of the goodies that shall come before them, as the nation progress, in their usual ‘personal touch’ mechanism with the voters and constituents.

Take State Assemblywoman for Sungai Tiang Dato’ Suraya Yaacob, who is going fot the fourth term.

She is very cordial with the rakyat around her constituency and often made time for them.

This is despite that she is very busy as Kedah Exco for Economic Development, Women, Family and Welfare Development and Agro-base Industry, Suraya is a Wanita UMNO Exco, President of Malaysian Netball and Exco of the Football Association of Malaysia.

The United Kingdom trained lawyer is also adrenalised that BN wants to put entrepreneurism as a specific economic agenda for Women.

“They should be able to earn good money for themselves and they are very good at managing monies”

Suraya is also elated that Government are taking steps to harness all the talents and professionalism amount women, even after taking a short break, to come and be productive and contributing especially in commerce.

“The concept of women having flexible working hours and spending time raising a family, is a win-win situation”.

She said she would be excited if she is to be offered the job to run the new agency or SPV created with the specific purpose to roll out and follow through all the items pertaining ‘Empowering Women’ in the BN Manifesto for XIV GE.

Published in: on April 29, 2018 at 15:00  Leave a Comment  

Grumpy Guna goes (a)ghast?

So far, the truth prevailed against all the lies and slander brought forth against “A business problem that was twisted into a political tool and capital” and when the Opposition drummed this as their battle-cry, none between any of them ever came forth to challenge 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda in the face as lately, he’s been around all over debuting all the myth and lies.

The Third Force story:

Sarawak Report meets Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini got one of its writers to fire potshots at Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the CEO of 1MDB

Part-funded by the DAP, the news channel is reflecting the DAP’s innermost fear, fear that its support base is being swayed by Kanda and gang with facts and figures.

To contend with Kanda, Kini seems to have spent a considerable amount of money on Arulmania, a selective outrage machine that pettifogs every syllable that spills out of Kanda’s mouth.

That immediately summons the passion with which Clare blots the voter conscience with the ink of deception, an ink she knows is as indelible as the blot on her reputation is.

THE THIRD FORCE

The smartest thing about P Gunasegaram’s article in Malaysiakini (Kini) today was that he didn’t try to compete with Arul Kanda Kandasamy. If he did, he’d probably have ended up burying his credibility as a writer, which, for all intents and purposes, seems already to be hanging by a thread. So he did the next best thing – he minced his words and split hairs without actually pinpointing what the fuss was about. It was Clare Rewcastle Brown all over again, albeit with a new hairdo and gender change.

In typical Sarawak Report fashion – which seems to be the going trend these days – Guna branded the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) a liar without actually presenting us the evidence. That immediately summoned the passion with which Clare blots the voter conscience with the ink of deception. Basically, all Guna did was string together a whole bunch of meaningless syllables only the staunchest of opposition supporters could digest.

Yes, the DAP is hitting the panic button.

Not that Guna’s article was in any way a cause for concern, no, but the fact that Kini resorted to Clare-styled clichés betrays a lack of original thought, probably because the DAP, which part-funds the news channel, is determined to prevent the erosion of Chinese support. Let’s face it, ever since the party’s de facto chief – who, we all know, is Lim Kit Siang – signed a ‘death’ pledge with Dr Mahathir Mohamad by agreeing to diffuse the rocket, the Chinese have been all about his betrayal owing to the lifetime they spent watching him brand the former premier a “Muslim fanatic.”

And they’re not budging.

Given that Kini’s wheels are being generously greased by the good ol’ chaps at the Soros owned and linked establishments – which happen also to fund the DAP these days – it’s only logical that you’d expect the very brand of rhetoric that oozes from Sarawak Report, Wall Street Journal and New York Times to appear in Guna’s narrative. It’s the usual dose of fabrication dabbed in persuasive ink that at one time, used to reek of conceit and deceit.

Today, it’s smells of fear.

That helps explain Guna’s article.

Kini seems to have spent a considerable amount of money on Arulmania, a selective outrage machine that pettifogs every syllable that spills out of Kanda’s mouth. Ever since the 1MDB CEO announced a roadshow to set records straight, team Kit Siang has been biting its nails, jittery that the DAP’s existing voter base – the one comprising die-hard fanatics who’re used to reading headlines and deriving conclusions – is being swayed by Kanda and gang with facts and figures. There is genuine fear that the truth campaign will turn DAP supporters against the party and cause them to settle the score at the ballot box.

That explains ‘gumball’ Guna, Kini’s eleventh hour ‘solution’ to everything Kanda. True to Kini’s ways, all Guna did was blow some empty bubbles over answers the 1MDB CEO was said to have furnished the news channel with, answers he even forgot to list down, let alone contend with point-for-point. And we’re supposed to believe gumball and put aside all the charts, figures and calculations – you know, the cut-and-dry stuff – that Kanda has been presenting us with?

Does Guna think we’re idiots?

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The bitter man who Malaysiakini put forth in the attempt to kill the growing nationwide (not to mention, global attention too!) of Arul’s effort representing his firm to talk to ordinary people in events held by political leaders, NGOs and even communities to understand the ‘1MDB story’, is P. Gunasegaran.

He was an award winning former Star Biz editor. Before that, Guna had gone bitter over the years of criticising Federal Government policies like Proton which got him reprimanded.

It was believed that he was asked to leave.

Then Guna started KiniBiz and tried crowd sourcing to fund it but failed.

Guna also went political, throwing his support behind DAP and throwing anything he could and any opportunity available, against the Federal Government, the ruling party and particularly, the leader he hated most, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Nevermind trying to be Clare Rewcastle-Brown and throw salvos against Arul’s explanation and deliberation on 1MDB, without providing any shred of evidence nor he attended any of Arul’s sessions and challenge the LSE trained lawyer-turned-banker in the face.

He already got a prize for his business journalism.

At this point of time, he should be bitter with the DAP and Opposition coalition for putting Dr Mahathir right on the top of their throne.

Guna should train his guns against them, especially one of Dr. Mahathir’s promises if they come to power is to restart another Proton.

The Star story:

Dr Mahathir: I’ll start another Proton if Pakatan wins GE14

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Seriously, if Guna is angry with his friends and hopes, then he should go after them instead of the truth being prevailed.

*Updated 2200hrs

1MDB CEO Arul Kanda calls Gunasegaran as “Coward!”

The Malaysian Digest story:

“You Don’t Have The Balls To Turn Up To Question Me…” Arul Kanda Tells Journalist Who Avoided Him Over 1MDB

Details Published on Friday, 27 April 2018 14:47

The CEO of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had a few choice words for a particular journalist from a news portal whom he branded a ‘coward’.

An article that was just published in Malaysiakini which described Arul Kanda as at a loss for words during the interview at the news portal office had painted a picture of Arul as being cornered by the journalists and left “rooted to the spot with little room to manoeuvre”.

However, Arul Kanda revealed that the journalist who wrote the article that was openly critical of him recently was not even there.

“You don’t have the balls to turn up and question me in your own office when I am there for three hours?” Arul asked.

“I went to the office myself and four journalists interviewed me, asking questions about the 1MDB issue and I answered all of them based on facts.

“I was there for three hours but the author of the article was not even in the session. After that, he released an article that was clearly aimed at me,” he told reporters after another townhall session in Seremban last night.

Arul said he was not satisfied as the individual was not even present but later chose to write an article to discredit him.

“That is not fair, I am very disappointed with Malaysiakini,” Arul remarked.

He added that he has been all over the country where he holds open question and answer sessions and there was plenty of opportunity for anyone who want to debate him over 1MDB to turn up.

“Why did he not turn up? Why was he not brave enough to show his face?

“Why behave like a coward?” Arul described the journalist as a mere keyboard warrior.

“You want to criticise me, do it in person,” he reiterated that anyone who wants to criticise him to please “turn up at one of my events”.

He also pointed out that perhaps the individual did not turn up because he knew the answers he will get is not what he wanted to hear.

“The problem with the pro-opposition media channels is they only want answers they want to hear only.

“Everyone needs to understand, I am a spokesperson. I don’t simply give answers. I will answer based on facts and based on the documented company transactions and from the business viewpoint of the company,” Arul explained.

He also said he can only answer as the company’s spokesperson and not give answers to all the anti-goverment propaganda that has been generated.

Pic: NST

“If you dont like my answers, that is up to you because I only use facts, no misdirection, no spin,” he reminded that he has no ulterior motive beyond what he is doing in his professional capacity.

“I am not a politician, I am not staking out my territory so there is no benefit for me to make all these statements.”

The 1MDB CEO has been touring the country for the past six weeks, appearing before nearly 30,000 people to dispel allegations on the company, NST reports.

In last night’s session, a question had been asked about Jho Low whom Arul replied had nothing to do and never worked with 1MDB, unlike what the opposition has been saying.

“Jho Low was formerly an advisor to Terengganu Investment Authority Bhd (TIA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Terengganu Government, and he resigned from TIA as advisor in May 2009.

“The federal government took over TIA in July 2009, and this shows that Jho Low has nothing to do with the government,” he told reporters in Seremban last night.

– mD

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The trait of a typical DAP man, in the likes of DAP MP for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua, who was the member of the Public Accounts Committee.

Published in: on April 27, 2018 at 13:00  Leave a Comment  

Give them enough rope, to hang themselves

People will ill intent eventually would get a taste of their own poison because even though there is ‘honour amongst thieves’, there isn’t amongst those strange bedfellows who go into bed out of the convenience of malice.

Joceline Tan’s The Star column:

Conspiracy theories dog Anwar’s hospital stay


IT is an open secret by now that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) seems to be calling the shots in PKR from his hospital bed.

Conspiracy theories are swirling in PKR circles about how Malaysia’s most special prisoner is able to host meetings with party leaders at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital where he has been warded since last week.

Party insiders say that as a result of the special conditions accorded to him, Anwar was able to have the final say on his party’s candidate list which made headline news.

Visiting conditions in Sungai Buloh are very strict but access at the Cheras hospital is far more relaxed.

The Ketua Umum or paramount leader as he is known in PKR has been allowed visits from, among others, his wife and party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

The fact that he was conveniently transferred from his Sungai Buloh lock-up to the Cheras facility has sparked all sorts of speculation.

He is not known to be unwell and his shoulder has healed after an operation several months ago. So why is he warded at the Cheras facility?

The government he is trying to overthrow seems to be making it all too easy for him to manage his party from his hospital bed.

Among the stories circulating in PKR is that it is the Government’s way of monitoring the goings-on in PKR, including what is being discussed and planned.

However, the most pervasive theory is that there is some sort of political deal going on between top PKR and Barisan Nasional leaders.

The authorities have also not restricted visits from other party leaders.

It is understood that PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution and vice-presidents Rafizi Ramli and Nurul Izzah Anwar have been seeing Anwar to consult him on the general election.

All of this has raised questions about what is actually going on between Barisan and PKR leaders.

Are they enemies or “frenemies”?

If they really trying to topple each other, then why the special treatment for Anwar and PKR leaders at such a crucial time?

The alignment between the political elites, said a political risk analyst, seems to be so fluid, and this sends out conflicting and mixed signals to the ground.

Meanwhile, the Azmin and Rafizi camps in PKR seem to have reached a compromise of sorts on candidates.

For a while, there were even rumours that Azmin had threatened not to defend his seats in Gombak and Bukit Antarabangsa.

Many of the candidates in Azmin’s list are in and party vice-president Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin, a former Abim (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia) activist, was reinstated in Seri Setia while another Azmin loyalist, Najwan Halimi, was moved to Kota Anggerik.

But things are not exactly back to normal, and perhaps they never will again.

There is distrust between the two camps even though Dr Wan Azizah has said that there is only “one camp” in her party, and that is her camp.

Their social media content suggest some kind of shadow-boxing going on between the top two PKR leaders.

Azmin said on Twitter that, “Nobody can hurt me without my permission”.

The Mahatma Gandhi quote was Azmin’s way of saying that he can take the heat.

Dr Wan Azizah posted a picture of a ginger-coloured cat gazing into a mirror with the reflection of a lion, and the quote: “What matters is how you see yourself”.

Another picture shows the same cat whose shadow cast on the wall is that of a lion.

The president is telling her detractors not to mess with her, that she may seem like a pussycat but there is a lioness in her.

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has also been watching the PKR wrangle over seats.

One particular seat – Gurun in Kedah – has stirred concern within the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad circle.

The Gurun state seat was given to PKR’s Datuk Johari Abdul who is also vying for a third term in the Sungai Petani parliamentary seat.

This is not the first time that Johari is going for two seats, but the difference this time is that he is perceived to be vying for the Mentri Besar job if Pakatan Harapan takes Kedah.

His circle do not see anything wrong about that, while the Pribumi circle says it will affect the established trust between the two parties.

Saifuddin may have made history in PKR because he is contesting a parliamentary seat in Kedah and a state seat in Penang island.

Saifuddin is also seen as a potential Deputy Chief Minister for Penang if he wins in the Pantai Jerejak state seat that was vacated by the ex-Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Rashid Hasnon, who has been parachuted to Johor.

Some say that Pakatan is taking voters for granted with such stunts, but the Opposition coalition is still riding high and feels that it can do what it likes.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/analysis/2018/04/26/conspiracy-theories-dog-anwars-hospital-stay/#JlOZE8Lr3ryM0SHz.99

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The desperation of crack within PKR and the ‘silent infighting’ is actually very apparent.

NST story:

With only a few days to go until campaigning begins, PKR’s preparations appear to be far from complete, with rival factions still jostling to have their own people included in the final candidates list. (File pix)

KUALA LUMPUR: The rift plaguing the top PKR leadership, evidenced by the ongoing drama involving the selection of its 14th General Election (GE14) candidates, could very well mirror the chaos expected to take place at the party’s own elections later this year.

With only a few days to go until campaigning begins, PKR’s preparations appear to be far from complete, with rival factions still jostling to have their own people included in the final candidates list.

At the centre of the storm are PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, whose power struggle with deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali centres around whom among their respective team members will make the cut for the final list.

Wan Azizah had reportedly axed eight of Azmin’s candidates from the list, which reportedly necessitated the mediation of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim himself via a meeting with Azmin at a Selangor hospital where Anwar had been warded for treatment.

Sources claim that Anwar had vetoed several decisions made by Wan Azizah and also rejected several candidates put forward by Azmin.

Observers believe that this bodes ill for PKR, given that it required a last-minute intervention from the prison-bound Anwar to ward off a potential disaster for the party.

They believe that the feud between the president and her deputy is also a harbinger of what will come in the party’s central executive committee election, where the rival camps will vie for the top posts. How well their candidates perform in GE14 will have a big impact on how much influence they will wield in being able to arrange their own lineups in the party elections.

Some believe that Azmin is the most qualified on the candidates selection issue as he knows which candidates can eke out a win in Selangor, where he is the Menteri Besar.

The problem, however, goes beyond just the feud between Azmin and Wan Azizah. The fractured nature of PKR, say observers, have led to the rise of factionalism within the party, with PKR now split into five groups.

While Anwar may have his preferred candidates, so do Wan Azizah, Azmin, Saifuddin Nasution and Rafizi Ramli.

This has in turn sparked a ‘psy war’ among the camps, with rival factions using WhatsApp and other social media platforms as their battleground. The latest evidence of this was seen in a ‘leaked’ PKR candidates list, which Azmin’s camp was later prompted to reject as false.

This very friction has also had a trickle down effect, causing unease and confusion among other opposition parties which are depending on PKR for their candidates’ appointment letters, given that they are all contesting under one banner.

Political pundits believe that this is just the beginning and that the rift will deepen even further once the party elections comes around.

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Published in: on April 26, 2018 at 13:30  Leave a Comment  

The Third Emergency

Democratic Action Party, which has been proven to Chinese Chauvinists and desires to wipe out the Special Malay Rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution and oppose any bills brought forth for the interest of the development of Malays and Islam, has slowly uncovered their wicked plan to gain control through the upcoming 14GE.

DAP is fielding two young Melayus amongst majority Chinese candidates for the Selangor State seats.

One of the, is a 30 years old Jamaliah Jamaluddin, who is a Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Councillor since 2006, She is also the grand daughter of a notorious leftist Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS), who annexed into the Malayan Communist Party and eventually turned a ruthless terrorist.

Malaysiakini story:

Shamsiah Fakeh di mata Jamaliah

Jamaliah Jamaluddin  |  Diterbitkan  |  Dikemaskini

ULASAN | Saya, Jamaliah Jamaludin ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pimpinan parti DAP ke atas kepercayaan dan keyakinan terhadap saya dan telah mengumumkan saya sebagai bakal calon kawasan DUN Bandar Utama, Selangor pada hari ini.

Saya berumur 29 tahun dan telah berkhidmat sebagai anggota Majlis Bandar Raya Petaling Jaya sejak tahun 2016.

Saya juga telah menyertai parti DAP sejak awal tahun 2016 kerana ia merupakan sebuah parti yang memperjuangkan hak dan kepentingan rakyat tanpa mengira bangsa, agama, jantina dan pendapatan.

Nenek saya adalah allahyarhamah Shamsiah Fakeh, seorang wirawati dan pejuang bangsa yang amat penting dalam sejarah kita.

Beliau adalah pemimpin AWAS, organisasi wanita pertama dalam sejarah Malaysia, dan beliau juga merupakan seorang pejuang kemerdekaan pada waktu Tanah Melayu dijajah oleh British.

“Sebenarnya aku bukanlah pemimpin wanita Parti Komunis Malaya atau seorang tokoh wanita yang terkemuka.

“Aku hanya seorang pejuang wanita yang berjuang melawan British untuk kemerdekaan tanah air dan untuk emansipasi (kebebasan) wanita.”

Ini adalah kata-kata nenek saya.

Nenek saya adalah idola saya.

Jikalau bukan apa yang nenek sentiasa ajarkan kepada saya tentang perjuangan, tentang Malaysia ini tanah milik kita semua, tidak kira apa jua kaum, bangsa, jantina, tentang berani dan betul, saya tidak akan mempunyai satu impian pada suatu hari, kita akan mempunyai satu kita akan mempunyai satu negara yang berpaksikan rakyat dan bukan kroni.

Pada masa penjajahan British, nenek saya tiada pilihan selain daripada menyertai dalam perjuangan dan peperangan.

Hari ini, saya berjuang atas prinsip menegakkan keadilan, mengukuhkan sistem demokrasi berparlimen dan menolak politik rasuah, perkauman dan ekstremisme.

Oleh itu, saya telah memilih berjuang bersama DAP dan Pakatan Harapan untuk Umno-BN yang telah merosakkan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara kleptokrasi terkemuka antarabangsa.

Pimpinan DAP dan Pakatan Harapan telah memberi kepercayaan kepada saya untuk menyumbang dan berbakti kepada negara ini, sebagai seorang anak muda, seorang wanita, dan seorang cucu srikandi bangsa.

Saya akan meneruskan perjalanan saya, dan saya tidak akan berhenti sehingga impian saya dan impian semua rakyat Malaysia ini dibebaskan daripada cengkaman Umno dan BN dicapai.

Demi Malaysia baru yang lebih baik, demi masa depan Malaysia tercinta!


JAMALIAH JAMALUDDIN ialah bakal calon DAP dan Pakatan Harapan DUN Bandar Utama.

Tulisan ini tidak semestinya mencerminkan pendirian rasmi Malaysiakini.

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As DAP leaders under Supremo Generalissimo Lim Kit Siang more aggressive, provocative and insidious of stirring issues which include materials uttered which should be investigated under Seditious Act, the heat is coming up on the strategy of the ‘politics of hatred’.

So other streams of DAP Chauvinist Chinese leaders in the likes of Ng Koo Ham, Nga For Ming, Teresa Kok and ‘Superman’ Hew.

They play the role of protagonists, similar to run up of the IIIGE on 10 May 1969, where the Police blamed “Radical elements” incite the people of opposition ethnic groups to clash beginning of 13 May 1969.

The “Radical Elements” is believed to the leaders of Malayan Communist Party, infiltrating to the political parties and trade unions and sow the ‘politics of hatred’.

This is clear when the Second Emergency was started from June 1968 and their infiltration through civilian bodies were seamless, can be seen in the outcome of the tensions created and escalating which erupted as racial riots a year later.

 

The conflict may not come in the short term but as these DAP brainwashed Melayus started to seep through the Malaysian community especially the Melayus and the younger generation, they would start to slow incite their targets and ‘new converts’ to challenge the norms, conservative nature and manner how to go about life and stir things about.

Of course, then the more arrogant, rude and protagonist leaders would be more aggreesive to create the discomfort, distrust and eventually the strategy of ‘politics of hatred’ would be infuse seamlessly.

Then the more conservative majority would try to stand up against all the protagonist challenges, humiliation and escalated accusations. However, it would be too late as the tension between groups would be so high and thick.

Upon the unleash of conflict, the usual cries scripted as of “Majority oppressing the minority”, “Police state!” etc would be perpetuated if not escalated through global media.

It is highly probable that foreign powers, especially super power like United States would intervene with ‘armed forces ready to discharge the use of lethal force’, especially when their enterprises, interests and/or individuals being compromised not only by the tension conflict between groups but the emergence of terrorist cells such as DAESH in seizing the moment of chaos and creating hazards in the nation.

The Third Emergency when we know the nation is under the control by proxy of a superpower, establishing an associate state in the region for their interests.

Published in: on April 22, 2018 at 23:00  Leave a Comment