Siang timbalan perdana menteri dan menteri pendidikan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin disanjung selepas tegas terhadap syarikat kontroversi 1MDB tetapi di sebelah malam lain pula halnya.
Datuk Dr Puad Zarkashi, bekas timbalannya di kementerian pendidikan, malam tadi memuat naik sebuah tulisan dan gambar di Internet yang dilihat memalukannya.
Dengan kapsyen bertulis “masih belum terbela”, Puad memuat naik gambar dua orang murid dengan meja yang amat buruk dan rosak di sebuah sekolah di Keningau, Sabah.
“Ada orang posting pada saya gambar sebuah sekolah di Keningau yang terlalu daif. Puncanya pegawai yang bertanggungjawab tidak turun ke bawah.
“Kenapa mereka tidak turun ke bawah? Kerana menteri dan timbalan menteri juga malas turun ke bawah,” tulisnya, yang dilihat memberi tamparan hebat kepada Muhyiddin.
Justeru, kata Puad (atas) lagi, susulan sikap itu, perkara yang berlaku di bawah tidak diketahui.
Beliau juga membangkitkan pelbagai lagi masalah termasuk asrama dan rumah guru yang daif di kawasan pedalaman ketika kerajaan menguar-uarkan perkara yang “bunyi cantik di atas”.
“Sepatutnya bila TPM jadi menteri pelajaran hampir dua penggal, maka cepatlah terbela sekolah sekolah daif terutamanya di pedalaman Sabah dan Sarawak,” katanya lagi.
Tulisan Puad itu dilihat sebagai reaksi susulan pendirian keras Muhyiddin melalui sebuah rakaman video bocor di Internet yang memaparkan pendiriannya supaya kesemua lembaga pengarah 1MDB dipecat susulan pelbagai kontroversi.
Langkah Puad itu juga dilihat antara reaksi tidak senang dalam Umno terhadap sikap Muhyiddin yang dilihat tidak begitu senada dengan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak yang sedang berdepan asakan keras Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Unfazed Puad ticks off 'lazy' Muhyiddin...
In a Facebook posting yesterday, Puad accused the education minister, Second Education Minister Idris Jusoh and the two deputy education ministers, Mary Yap and P Kamalanathan, of not going to the ground and not knowing about the current conditions of the schools.
“Sounds good at the top level. Government spends billions (of ringgit) on 1BestariNet (project), but is the impact being scrutinised?” he asked.
Puad, who is Special Affairs Department (Jasa) director-general, is also unfazed on any action being taken against him for criticising Muhyiddin.
“The deputy prime minister also openly said things about 1MDB despite being a cabinet minister. No problem. Not afraid. Think out of the box,” Puad said.
The former Batu Pahat MP's criticism came one day after Muhyiddin admitted yesterday that he had, at a closed-door function in Janda Baik, Pahang, last weekend, called for the 1Malaysia Development Bhd board of directors to be sacked and investigated.
Puad’s (photo) grouse originated from a picture he received that showed pupils in a school in Keningau, Sabah, using dilapidated tables.
"This (happened) as the officer in-charge was not going on the ground? Why? Because the ministers and deputy ministers were lazy to go to the ground?" he asked.
When the deputy ministers led the ministry for almost two terms, those dilapidated schools, especially the schools at the inland of Sabah and Sarawak, were well taken care of, he said.
"Do not feel proud of the Education Blueprint when playing field is not level," Puad added.
His posting has brought mixed reactions, with some criticising Puad for failing to solve the problem during his time. Some jokingly said he feared Muhyiddin taking over the premiership, while others accused Puad of craving for popularity and positions.
"During my three years’ tenure, I went to almost 70 percent of the schools at the inland areas. I once walked eight hours to reach SK Saliliran in Nabawan, Sabah," Puad replied to the criticism.
"Not a problem (for me) in losing position. Just don't lose yourself. I was vocal in the post-cabinet meeting when I still with the ministry.” - mk
War Of The Running Dogs : Puad Zarkashi Fumbles Big Time...
One theory is the video was "leaked" to embarass Muhyiddin. A conspiracy to cause a rift between Muhyidin and Najib. I dont buy that. There were about 100 people in that video including Zahid Hamidi, Ahmad Maslan Bodoh, Menteri Besar Pahang Adnan Yaacob etc. Plus Pemuda and Wanita people.
Surely Muhyiddin knew that whatever he said to a such a sizeable number of people would reach the outside world. In other words, that video was designed to be leaked out.
In other words Muhyiddin was drawing the line in the sand.
Well its open warfare now. And it has started off as the war of the running dogs.
Puad Zarkashi, Naib's running dog has made a huge mistake by opening this new front in the war against Najib's critics.
Before this Najib and morons only had to deal with the Social Media. Thats the blogs, Facebook, Tweets etc. Only one front to deal with. War against jungle snipers, sharpshooters, booby traps and sneak attacks.
Then Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed started criticising Najib. Dr Mahathir then opened a new front against Najib with cannons and artillery blazing away.
Now Puad Zarkashi has made enemies of Muhyiddin and possibly a large part of Johor UMNO as well as UMNO in general. Muhyiddin has a sizeable support base in UMNO. His support base is also becoming larger. Puad Zarkashi has opened a third front.
First here is the news about Puad...
a. Puad Zarkashi slams 'lazy' Muhyiddin
b. criticised Muhyiddin for being "lazy" to check on schools nationwide
c. Puad said because Muhyiddin did not visit schools
d. officers on the ground did not bother to do so
e. "everything look rosy from the top."
f. "Why didn't they visit? Because the Minister ..lazy to come down."
g.Puad said Govt spent billions on 1BestariNet but effectiveness unproven.
h.“Muhyiddin, Education Minister for two terms, should do something..” he said.
Brader Puad, you better listen to this joke/story. One day a guy went to the racetrack to bet on the horses (judi lumba kuda). Lets say the guy was like you lah - senang cerita.
As he went to place his bets (taruh duit) on his favorite horse, an angel appeared and told him, 'Dont bet your money on the horse. You will regret it'.
Then the devil or syaitan came. The syaitan said, 'Puad, dont listen to the angel. Listen to me. Go ahead and place your bet. You will win big money".
Guess what brader Puad, the dumb guy listened to the syaitan, bet his money on the horse, lost all his money and sat down and cried.
Then the angel appeared again. The angel said, 'Puad, didnt I tell you NOT to bet money on the devil's horse? If you had listened to me you would have won bigger money because my horse won".
The moral of the story is you should not bet or gamble. It is very reckless if you bet or gamble. However, if you have to gamble then make sure you pick a winning horse.
Here Puad Zarkashi has made two big mistakes. You should not have gambled. Why take so much risk? Secondly you have bet on the wrong horse. Yours is the losing horse. Najib is going down.
When Najib goes down, the PM will be Muhyiddin. Puad can become Chief Gardener in your house.
People sometimes make big misakes in their carreers. Puad Zarkashi has just made his. - syedsoutsidethebox
Haul up Jho Low over 1Malaysia Welfare Club...
Infamous businessman Low Taek Jho must be hauled up by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to expose his links with the now deregistered 1Malaysia Welfare Club of Penang, says Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Lim recalled that the club was active in organising dinners and distributing cash donations to several organisations, including NGOs and three local Chinese media groups, during the 2013 general election.
During that time, the club operated from a rented office in the building of the Women’s Crisis Centre on Jalan Burmah.
Lim (photo) noted that the three press groups received RM200,000 in total, and their “journalistic integrity” was called into question when they received the money at a gala dinner on the grounds of the Han Chiang College.
He claimed the club was linked to Low, famously known as Jho Low, and the embattled 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), because the Penang-born billionaire was visibly present at all the events.
“Where did the club get so much money from? How is it linked to Jho Low and 1MDB? As I remember, 1MDB bought land worth RM1.38 billion in Air Itam, which later turned into a controversy,” Lim said at a press conference today.
“The 1Malaysia Welfare Club of Penang threw around so much money during the 13th general election that year and yet no action was taken against it,” he lamented.
“There was money thrown in my constituency in Air Putih, too, where RM50 to RM500 was given to buy one vote. But luckily, I still won.
“Luckily, the chief minister of Penang cannot be beaten by money politics,” he added.
Club was deregistered in February 2014
Lim also referred to documents from the Registrar of Societies that said the club was deregistered in February 2014, after only two years in operation.
He claimed the club, chaired by one Geh Choh Hun, was a “fly-by-night operation” with several bank officers on its board and he demanded that the authorities invoke the Money Laundering Act to investigate it.
Lim said the club’s activities raised many “interesting questions”, since Jho Low and the 1MDB have come under the spotlight now, with the Putrajaya-funded investment company, which comes under the Finance Ministry, being queried for alleged mismanagement and for incurring a massive debt of RM42 billion.
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been in the forefront of criticisms against Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak over the 1MDB fiasco.
Lim said he was prompted to raise the issue of the 1Malaysia Welfare Club of Penang after the video expose featuring Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin calling for the 1MDB Board to be sacked and investigated for failing in their duties.
“We support Muhyiddin in this issue and hope the authorities will take his remark seriously. He is, after all, the second-in-command.
“If no action is taken, we can just imagine how powerful 1MDB is, that it remains faithful and obedient to only one master,” Lim added. - mk
A Tale Of A “Secret Plan” Behind Speaker Pandikar’s Love For “Private Toilet”...
Frustrated, former prime minister and Godfather Mahathir Mohamad said – “Pandikar memalukan saya (Pandikar has embarrassed me)”. If it was veteran minister Samy Vellu, he would probably have said – “Pandikar buat kemaluan saya sangat besar (Pandikar made my d*ck very huge)”. Of course, we’re referring to Pandikar Amin Mulia, the present Speaker of Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia.
And of course, there’s a huge difference between “memalukan” and “kemaluan”, both of which comes from the Malay word “malu”, which translates into “shame” or “embarrass”. Obviously, Samy Vellu couldn’t differentiate between “embarrassment” and his “penis”, the same way former Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin couldn’t differentiate between “election” and “erection” (*tongue-in-cheek*).
The story goes that Pandikar went to see Mahathir to express his unhappiness with the present government, so much so that the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat told the influential Mahathir he wanted to resign. Mahathir, who is having an open war with PM Najib Razak gladly consented to Pandikar’s desire, as if the old man was still the prime minister. Mahathir then went ahead and told all and sundry that the Speaker had resigned.
Boom!! After the breaking news, the supposedly highly regarded Mr Speaker denied about his resignation, although he admitted he had met and told Mahathir about his so-called disappointment with Dewan Rakyat procedings. Then *Boom!!* again, the honourable Mr Speaker made another U-turn and admitted he had indeed tendered his resignation, but retracted it after claiming PM Najib “listened” to his complaints.
Mahathir claims Pandikar probably changed his mind about resigning after his office was “refurbished”. The comical stunt went further when Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Shahrir Samad suggested that Mr Speaker felt “not respected” because his office didn’t have a “toilet”. From the lack of new furniture to private toilet, that was how badly Speaker Pandikar was being treated (*grin*).
However, Pandikar explained that he wanted to uphold the concept of separation of powers between the legislative and the executive branches of government. He was also upset because of the perception that the Malaysian Parliament was seen as a rubber stamp. He wanted to restore dignity to Parliament and make it a first-class parliament in the world. That was why he wanted to quit. He spoke as if he was Abraham Lincoln or Nelson Mandela, was he not?
The problem is – nobody in their right mind believes him. Let’s see – after decades as politicians and 7th-year as the Speaker, Pandikar woke up one fine day and suddenly realised he didn’t get the respect he deserves and miraculously figured the country’s Parliament was actually a pariah taking only orders from Najib administration? And he found no place to confess his unhappiness but to whine, cry and bitch about it to Mahathir?
That was one heck of a truckload of bullshit. The fact that he went to see Mahathir about his unhappiness was already so lame. Why went to a retired and expired 89-year-old man to complain? If he had visited a brothel instead, a prostitute might at least have had given him a blowjob, out of sympathy, cheekily speaking. And why on earth did he lie about his resignation in the first place?
The Speaker lied about upholding the concept of separation of powers because he couldn’t care less. Mr Mahathir also lied about Mr Speaker’s resignation cancellation because of new renovation. Mr Shahrir Samad was actually joking about Mr Speaker throwing tantrums because there was no toilet for Pandikar to “poo and pee”. All these childish excuses were merely smoke screens behind a secret plan, a plot to boot PM Najib out of office.
Godfather Mahathir can only “sack” Emperor Najib through Parliament, now that the stubborn son of Razak is adamant about chaining himself to the throne. To do that he needs a “vote of no confidence” motion to be tabled and approved by Mr Speaker. But before that can even be carried out, Mahathir needs to ensure he has the numbers. We’ve written the 3-phases strategy under Mahathir’s plan last month.
During his 22-year-rule, Mahathir had deliberately looked the other way and let Sarawak Emperor Taib Mahmud plunders as he likes. The former Sarawak chief minister is expected to return the favour by backing Mahathir. That’s 25 seats in the bag. Mahathir doesn’t need to tell opposition DAP and PKR what to do. Both parties, in their quest to be seen as heroes would automatically and obediently chip in 38 and 30 seats respectively.
With 93 seats, it’s still not enough to boot Najib. UMNO Sabah, which commands 22 seats is where all the fun begins. UMNO Sabah is divided into 4 factions – state Chief Minister Musa Aman, state Speaker Salleh Said Keruak, Vice President Shafie Abdal and of course, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar. Musa and Salleh are alligned to Najib, while Shafie Abdal is seen to be abandoning Najib.
Interestingly, Mr Speaker Pandikar has an axe to grind, after he was dropped as candidate in the 2008 elections by Musa Aman. Pandikar, who wield a significance influence among the Bajau community in Sabah was given the pacifier – Dewan Rakyat Speaker – about 6-years ago in order to prevent revolts. Although superbly powerful, the position does not carry much weight in getting lucrative projects.
So, the plot by Mahathir was to have Speaker Pandikar resigns, without letting Najib knows. The resignation bombshell was supposed to create havocs not only within UMNO Sabah, but also the Parliament. Heck, when was the last time you read about Dewan Rakyat Speaker resigning? Pandikar actually feels “not respected” and “insulted” with his pathetic monthly salary of merely RM31,000, while his comrades were getting millions in projects.
In return for his “support”, Pandikar is promised his dream job – Chief Minister of Sabah – by Mahathir. Pandikar’s resignation is important because it’s a signal that Sabah UMNO is not fully behind PM Najib Razak. Unlike the bloated 35 ministers who are too afraid to loose their profitable positions in case of a cabinet reshuffle, Pandikar has nothing to loose but everything to gain.
Most importantly, Mahathir will be able to gauge the number of defectors from UMNO Sabah with Pandikar leading the way. After getting the numbers, the brilliant tactician Mahathir can shows the numbers he has with the rest of the selfish and coward UMNO warlords in Peninsular. He just needs at least 20 more seats from UMNO Sabah and UMNO Peninsular to bring down Najib, and it’s not really that hard to convince those half-past-six warlords.
Unfortunately to Mahathir, Mr Speaker had chickened out. Or could the offer of a project worth RM400 million, as rumoured, too good to be turned down by Pandikar Amin Mulia? Well, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. Perhaps Pandikar figured why go the long distance of becoming Chief Minister of Sabah to accumulate RM800 million when the offer of RM400 million is already on the table?
Probably what Mahathir had meant when he said Pandikar probably changed his mind about resigning after “his office was refurbished”, was that the Speaker probably changed his mind about resigning after “his pocket was refilled” (*grin*). But the game is not over yet. At least Mahathir knows how much Pandikar is worth. Or perhaps the whole resignation fiasco was part of a red herring, to something unimaginable even to Najib’s cleverest advisers? - financetwitter