30 November 2020

Bila mama pilih Mat Black...

Suami Nigeria nak rogol anak tiri sedang tidur. Anak tiri mangsa berusia 19 hingga 29 tahun itu cuba halang, Sang Nigera ni bengang lalu campak cucu tiri umur 4 tahun keluar tingkap Tingkat 4 bangunan. Nak buat camna Mama pilih laki Nigeria... Awat Melayu, Cina, Mamak, India kat Malaysia ni dah pupus kot...

PH setuju KWSP dikeluarkan bagi Rakyat B40 dan M40 terutama yang memerlukan tapi bukan utk semua sehingga termasuk yg mampu atau tidak pun terkesan (T20) dgn COVID-19. Ini kerana jika melibatkan RM70 billion, ia akan memberi kesan buruk kpd aset KWSP dan Bursa Malaysia...

📞The Call...

On the day of the Budget, Anwar received a call. The threat was real and Anwar had to obey.
Mahathir is the only person I know who dare to disobey such call. After that Pak Lah, Najib, Din and now Anwar cannot disobey such call. Malaysia was truly independent in those days.

But today it is a different ball game. After Mahathir resigned as 4th PM, the Elite slowly bit by bit took over the government. It was Mahathir biggest mistake IN RESIGNING AS 7TH PM, and greed that today the Elite are running this country. Din is now doing the balancing act of pleasing Azmin and Hamzah on one side and Elite on the other side. Din need both side to survive as PM.Anwar need the Elite for his life and family are threatened. Mahathir is already in the hole.

UMNO will be dead in 2 months. So who do the rakyat have on our side? Only GE15 can save us,provided it is held within 6 months. The longer the power is in the hands of the elite,there will no longer be a Malaysia. We will be controlled big time by the elite forces.. - Justice

With A Leader Like The Confused 
And Indecisive Anwar,Who Needs Enemies?...

When the Democratic Action Party (DAP) sided with former PM Mahathir in June, Anwar hardcore supporters went berserk and accused DAP of being power-hungry and corrupted. DAP leaders were mocked and ridiculed for blindly supporting Mahathir. They urged Anwar Ibrahim, the president of People’s Justice Party (PKR), to go solo and kick DAP out of the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
When the same Democratic Action Party sided with Anwar during Thursday’s Budget 2021 voting, Anwar hardcore supporters went quiet despite the disruptive eleventh-hour decision not to vote down the budget. But DAP leaders were still being mocked and ridiculed, this time for blindly supporting Anwar. Mahathir condemned fellow opposition MPs for failing to oppose a corrupt backdoor government.
Are Anwar hardcore supporters happy now after their idol screwed everyone from behind by leading the biggest bloc of 91 Opposition MPs in the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition to “NOT” reject the budget, arguably the best chance to do so? Poor DAP. They are damned if they support Mahathir Mohamad and damned too, if they support Anwar Ibrahim.

The backdoor Prime Minister Muhyiddin was down to only 110 MPs after the death of Gerik MP Hasbullah Osman, the boycott of MP Razaleigh Hamzah and the absence of MP Nazri Aziz. Therefore, technically, the PM’s Perikatan Nasional coalition did not have the minimum 112 Members of Parliaments to represent a simple majority government yesterday.
Yet, instead of taking the advantage to knock down the illegitimate government – even if only symbolically – Opposition leader Anwar decided to “indirectly recognize” the man who had snatched his crown. He gave an instruction at the last minute to lawmakers of his coalition to allow Budget 2021 through the policy stage. His orders created confusion and chaos – even anger and frustration.
After 2 weeks of debate and 4 days of winding-up session by ministers at the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House), the Supply Bill or Budget 2021 was passed – easily – at the policy stage on Thursday (Nov 26). There was a reason why the budget was approved by “voice vote”, even after attempts by several opposition MPs to initiate bloc voting failed when only 13 MPs stood up – less than the required 15.

Nobody knows how many MPs actually voted for the budget. That’s because Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun cleverly used “voice vote” to get it passed and did not want to reveal the actual embarrassing number, which is believed to be only 110 MPs at most. The expected fireworks of the possibility that Muhyiddin may lose his job if his budget is rejected failed to materialize.
It’s easy to understand why DAP could not vote against the budget without the full force of the entire Pakatan Harapan coalition. The Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party will be demonized by the racist, extreme, radical and corrupt Malay-Muslim government of UMNO-Bersatu-PAS as anti-Malay, anti-Muslim, anti-Islam, anti-Malay Rulers and whatnot.

To make matters worse for DAP, the Agong (King) has been telling both sides of the political divide to support Muhyiddin budget due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that such order from the Palace dangerously creates the perception that the monarch has essentially interfered in politics. Hence, DAP had every reason to be cautious yesterday.
Lim Guan Eng with Anwar Ibrahim and Mat Sabu

As admitted by Anwar today, leaders from Pakatan Harapan component parties like DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and National Trust Party (Amanah) President Mohamad Sabu were keen to push for a bloc vote in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. But Anwar’s request had prevented the budget, the largest in the history with an allocation of RM322.5 billion, from being challenged.
To add more confusion, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang reveals that the Pakatan Harapan presidential council decided as recently as Nov 25 to unanimously object to Budget 2021 by calling for a division and voting against it. And the intention had been communicated to other leaders like Mahathir and Sabah-based Warisan president Shafie Apdal. Everyone was ready for action.

The next day (Nov 26), Anwar flip-flopped and changed his mind abruptly, resulting in chaos and confusion with some fellow opposition MPs looked like a fool in the Parliament. Some stood up, only to reverse their action after noticing their colleagues did not do so. Anwar’s reckless unilateral decision had led to some frustrated opposition MPs complaining. Apparently they did not get the “last-minute” memo.

The PM-in-waiting Anwar claimed that even though the Budget 2021 is allowed to pass at the policy stage, the opposition will return strongly to scrutinise the budget during the committee stage debate from Monday. Exactly what type of grass has he been smoking? You can’t be half-pregnant. Yesterday was the only chance for the budget to be either rejected or passed.
And it was approved yesterday, thanks to Anwar’s genius tactical move. At the committee stage, only small amendments to the Bill can be made and voted for at the third and final reading. As a former finance minister, it’s incredibly hilarious that Anwar did not realize the budget is as good as a done deal the moment he allowed it to be passed at the second reading on Thursday.
If Anwar dared not defeat the budget at the second reading (Thursday), what are the chances that he has the courage, let alone resources, to defeat it at the third and final reading? He talked as if he was the only genius in the game. Almost every lawmaker, including veterans Lim Kit Siang and Mahathir Mohamad, a twice prime minister, was flabbergasted at Anwar’s bizarre last minute move.

Even Anwar’s own daughter Nurul Izzah, a lawmaker herself, was disappointed with his order to suddenly go soft on Muhyiddin. It looks more like the PKR president was trying to save the backdoor prime minister, not to defeat him. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that Anwar has betrayed everyone in the Pakatan Harapan coalition with his latest manoeuvre.
A bloc vote would have required all lawmakers to have their votes formally counted, revealing the total number of those supporting Muhyiddin, whose last count commanded a razor-thin 2-seat majority of 113 in the 222-seat Parliament. The PM now can comfortably claim to have the majority – even legitimacy – because Anwar foolishly and deliberately blocked his own colleagues’ bloc vote.
One of the reasons Anwar had chickened out was after he noticed rebel UMNO backbenchers were no longer interested to oppose the budget, hence destroying his chance to overthrow Muhyiddin. But even if he has failed to get the additional support from UMNO rebels, who had tricked and played him previously, he should push ahead with a bloc vote to reveal Muhyiddin’s card.

At the most, Muhyiddin had 110 MPs on his side (Thursday). Any extra support would mean betrayals from the opposition camp, which means there is all the more reason to allow fellow opposition lawmakers to proceed in order to see who the traitors are. After all, every Tom, Dick and Harry knew Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) has maximum 91 MPs.

Besides, rival Mahathir had stood up leading the opposition to defeat the budget. Mahathir was one of the 13 courageous MPs who tried – but failed – to initiate the bloc voting. You may hate Mahathir for various reasons, but at least he knew what he was doing and would decisively do it, especially when people were expecting a lawmaker like him to do the right thing.

As the opposition leader, should not Anwar show his own leadership instead of allowing the 95-year-old Mahathir to steal the thunder? Perhaps the PKR president childishly wanted to humiliate the old man in the Parliament and had never planned to overthrow the backdoor prime minister in the first place. Perhaps Anwar’s dramatic stunt was to trap Mahathir.

Suddenly, everything makes sense when Anwar’s party said on June 24 that PKR would rather put its resources into facing a snap election than support a no-confidence vote in Parliament. Yesterday, facing with the opportunity to use a bloc vote, which would have been equivalent to a no-confidence vote in Muhyiddin’s leadership, Anwar retreated and surrender even before the battle could begin.

As much as Anwar likes to justify his silly and disastrous tactical move, he cannot expect to constantly make U-turns at the eleventh-hour whenever people whom he expected to serve his plate fail to keep their promise, as in the case of rebellious UMNO warlords. Previously, he had expected Mahathir to deliver the numbers to him. Then, he expected Zahid to do the same.
Is Anwar trying to butter Muhyiddin by sabotaging his own opposition’s plan to defeat the Budget 2021, with the desperate hope that the prime minister will one day call and invite him to join the backdoor government? It’s definitely a shame that out of 108 MPs in the opposition camp, it could not even get 15 MPs to trigger a bloc voting at a critical time.

Another reason Anwar refused to challenge the budget may be due to his fear of offending the Agong. If the Prime Minister Wannabe can’t stand the heat, he should get out of the kitchen. Muhyiddin was brave enough to engage a lawyer to challenge the King’s decision not to proclaim emergency, and there’s nothing the monarch can do. Does Anwar dare do such thing?

Mr Anwar’s weak and indecisive leadership has not only confused fellow lawmakers, but also send conflicting messages to the people as to his real intention or game plan. His sudden change of plan could be nothing but to selfishly protect himself from being criticised by Malay voters and Malay Sultans. But no amount of hand-kissing the royal house could impress the monarchs.
If the King had been impressed with Anwar’s credentials, confidence and claims during their meeting last month, the monarch would not have had cancelled appointments with political party leaders to verify his numbers. In the same breath, if the Malay voters are convinced of Anwar’s leadership, they would believe his arguments and not his last-minute flip-flops.

More importantly, as the Opposition leader, the PKR president should and must lead the Pakatan Harapan instead of irresponsibly leaving the 91 MPs in the lurch. Under his leadership, unfortunately, the coalition is seen running around like a headless chicken. Is Pakatan even ready to face a sudden snap election, should PM Muhyiddin somehow declare one?
While Anwar’s political rhetoric is pretty impressive, where he often makes mind-boggling announcements like Donald Trump, he lacks good finishing. He needs to be like Diego Maradona, where the Argentine footballer could score goal with his hand that not even the referee could dispute. Anwar is arguably a leader who is a jack of all trades, master of none. - FT


28 November 2020

Jangan dok sembang kari saja...

Why PH MPs Allowed Budget 2021 To Pass The First Vote... 

Apa sebenarnya berlaku pada sidang Parlimen 26 Nov 2020...

Tindakan Ketua Pembangkang dan MP2 PH adalah berdasarkan realiti semasa...bila UMNO tak bangun, Warisan pula masih duduk saja, Ketua Pembangkang dah boleh baca game depa ini. Jadi daripada buat sesuatu yg tak mendatangkan hasil dan menimbulkan fitnah lebih baik duduk dan pikiaq the next move... Tunggu undian seterusnya pada 17hb.Disember ini,tapi kalu situasinya sama juga sah memang hangpa dok sembang kari sajalah...!!! - dr.ts

Why did Anwar tell PH 
to support the federal budget?...

Malaysians suffered another blow to their democratic hopes when opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told Pakatan Harapan MPs to support the first vote of the federal budget, despite the many concerns voiced by PH MPs and the rakyat.

In contrast to Anwar’s betrayal, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and 12 other MPs had more gumption, standing up to finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz and his boss, Muhyiddin Yassin.

Malaysians did not elect MPs to support the interests of their parties. Malaysians elected their MPs to uphold the interests of the rakyat. This budget was flawed and the only way to make it known to Perikatan Nasional is by rejecting it.

Allowing the budget to get through this stage was a betrayal by Anwar and PH. The budget does not cater fairly to all sections of the community. Many non-Malay concerns have yet to be addressed. Many figures were missing and we still do not know how Tengku Zafrul will fund his very ambitious budget.

Tengku Zafrul said that the economy was projected to grow. Really? Malaysia’s economy is contracting, the worldwide economy is in a slump, many businesses have gone bust and more people are out of work. How will Tengku Zafrul collect enough from taxes to fund this budget?

He failed to mention how industries would be revitalised, and the long term measures to sustain the economy. When pressed for an answer, Anwar admitted that the budget had many inconsistencies. So, why did he instruct Amanah and DAP MPs to approve it?

Why didn’t the Harapan MPs vote in line with their conscience and principles, which are to uphold the interests of the electorate? Why didn’t the MPs reject the budget on the grounds of inaccuracy and misrepresentation of the numbers?

JASA, the propaganda unit, will receive RM85.5 million, to make Muhyiddin look good. Criticism by the rakyat forced a climbdown by the Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. He said that JASA would be rebranded as J-Kom and its allocation reduced. Saifuddin should not insult the intelligence of the rakyat. Rebranding JASA would not resolve the issue of wasting public resources, and he failed to say what the new allocations were.

The vote on Nov 26 was a very important one. If Anwar cared for the rakyat, he would have made every attempt to stop the budget then, instead of seeking to do so at the committee stage and the third reading. He should not procrastinate.

When pressed by reporters, Anwar admitted that Tengku Zafrul’s budget was highly unrealistic and the projected revenue, estimated to be higher than in 2019, was a matter of concern. Why then did Anwar agree to the budget? It does not make sense. Why agree at this stage and then remind everyone that they will oppose the budget in the future? What is Anwar up to?

The opposition leader said that opposition MPs would mount a fight in the debate at the committee stage on Monday. Is Anwar that naive? Hasn’t he realised that when he makes his announcements in advance, PN will have their counter strategies and arguments ready? When asked if the palace’s announcement to support the budget had anything to do with his decision, Anwar said that the palace had asked for inclusivity and a budget focused on Covid-19.

Again, his answer is revelatory. Despite knowing that this budget was discriminatory and lacked the necessary Covid-19 details, Anwar still supported the budget. He claimed that approving the budget was to allow the salaries for the civil servants to be paid. Perhaps this is the crux of the matter. It is a question of ego. Anwar’s.

Anwar wants to look good in the eyes of the Malays because this budget caters primarily to the Malay community. Anwar does not want to be blamed for rejecting the budget and then be blamed by PN for the government’s inability to pay civil servants’ salaries.

Is Anwar that gullible? How could a seasoned politician like him fall for Tengku Zafrul’s emotional blackmail? A fortnight ago, Tengku Zafrul said that failing to approve the budget would mean that civil servants would not be paid and important projects could not be funded.

Anwar must realise that as an MP, he should uphold the interests of his electorate. If the budget estimates are inaccurate and numbers are missing, he should demand that this is corrected before the budget is approved.

A leader is not afraid to ask difficult questions. A wannabe prime minister should stand up for the interests of all Malaysians, and not one section. He should also have the courage of his convictions to do the right thing, even if others disagree with him. - Mariam Mokhtar,fmt

Defeating the Budget: 
Why not now? Why later?...

If Pakatan Harapan cannot succeed at the policy stage, how definite is PH that on 17 December it will not fail to defeat the Budget? Malaysians were baffled and disappointed with the last minute strategy adopted by Pakatan Harapan not to defeat the budget at the policy stage.

We are made to understand that they will vigorously fight at the committee stage and call for a block vote on 17 December to defeat the Budget. What is the difference? That is my question. Will it make a difference whether Budget 2021 is defeated now or later? What is the advantage? That is my question.

We are informed that those Umno rebels who were supposed to support PH’s decision to oppose the Budget had gone back on their word. How sure is PH that these very turncoats will return to support it later? That is also my question.

Your original opposition to the Budget was based on the fact that it was discriminatory, unfair, lopsided, did not address the core issues of poverty and the burdensome mammoth debt that we are saddled with and so forth. Are these issues of concern still in the Budget that was passed yesterday? That is my question.

Those troubling issues, as Malaysians understand, are still there in the Budget. They have not been dropped. The allocations for Jasa have not been cancelled. The allocations for the Indians and Chinese have not increased. What has changed to deserve PH’s support? That is my question.

As we see it, nothing has changed except that now some additional goodies have been thrown in and promised. Are these inducements and subtle bribery provided to seek PH’s support? Have these goodies whitewashed altogether the original unfairness in the Budget to remove all of PH’s objections? That is also my question.

Well, according to thousands of Malaysians, the unfairness of the Budget is not a perceived injustice but a fact that is staring at them on a daily basis. The unfairness is not a perceived injustice but a real denial of equal treatment to the needy, irrespective of colour and creed. Have the goodies removed all these wrongs? That is also a question.

A question was raised why there was no objection when the PH Budget last year provided for RM12.8bn for the Malays and bumiputras. Did Budget 2020 provide RM100m for Indians and RM177m for the Chinese to object? Were the allocations for them equitable and fair? When there was no glaring disparity why should they vehemently object? That is my question.

It is claimed the defeat of the Budget would affect the salaries of government servants and deprive services to the people. But didn’t these people also argue that the incoming government can present an alternative budget and get it passed? It was also observed that there is a constitutional provision to pass a provisional budget to tide over the immediate needs. So what is the problem? That is also a question.

If PH cannot succeed at the policy stage, how definite is PH that on 17 December it will not fail to defeat the Budget? That is also my question.

It has also been explained there was this fear PH would be perceived as having rejected the additional goodies for the people – a fear that is without merit. After all, the alternative budget it has been speaking about would have taken care of this grievance, and what would be allocated in the alternative budget would have addressed the needs of the poor. So what is the rationale? That is my question. I rest my case. - P Ramakrishnan,aliran


27 November 2020

Hanya 13 MP berdiri, yang lain sakit lutut...

Ulasan Anwar dan Pimpinan2 Pakatan Harapan ...

Kementerian Kewangan dah sedia untuk ubah belajawan sekiranya undian peringkat pertama diluluskan.. Jadi kita tunggu peringkat jawatan kuasa pula.. Pengundian hari ini adalah kekangan pertama yang perlu dilalui belanjawan kerajaan pintu belakang PN. 

Selepas ini ia akan dibawa ke peringkat jawatankuasa untuk dibahaskan sebelum ia sekali lagi diundi sebelum diluluskan...

Menteri Kewangan dah ejas bajet dan bagi lampu hijau kat  KWSP dan juga ejas moratorium yang dijangka akan memberi manfaat kepada rakyat - KWSP one-off dan moratorium 6 bulan - perluaskan pemberian elaun kepada semua frontliners2 lain termasuk polis,tentera,petani,
nelayan etc..etc.. adalah perkara2 sepertimana yang dituntut  oleh pihak Pembangkang. 

Menteri Kewangan juga janji untuk kurangan peruntukkan kepada Jasa dan peranan Jasa juga akan berubah sepertimana yang dijanjikan oleh Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia (KKMM) kelmarin. Dengaq cerita MP2 PH terima WhatsApp saat terakhir...

Jadi takkan nak suruh PH berdiri bantah??  Yg lain2 tu belum lagi.. Bajet baru lulus di peringkat polisi saja. Tunggulah perbahasan bajet ini di peringkat Jawatankuasa nanti utk lihat samada apa yang dijanji MOF itu dilaksanakan atau tidak.Bacaan ketiga tu yang penting... Bagi aku yang peliknya PH pun masih dok bermain2 aci lop dengan penyamun2 ni, bukankah hangpa dah tau depa tu kaki penipu.. 

Mungkin Bang Non sedaq tanpa sokongan UMNO maka dia tak cukup MP utk menang dlm undian bajet ini. Jadi lebih baik dia malukan Dr.M saja dgn tak bangkit apabila Dr.M berdiri tegak bersama 12 MP2 lain...- dr.ts

Anwar - Budget 2021 not passed yet...

The opposition’s decision to allow Budget 2021 to be passed at the policy stage in the Dewan Rakyat does not mean that the same will be done at the committee stage and during the final reading. Asserting this, opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim explained that he had asked opposition MPs to let today’s voting to go through after taking into account several “new goodies” that were announced by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz for the people and frontliners. 

However, he noted that many of the opposition’s demands are still unmet, including additional funding for their constituencies and more aid for the poor, he said. Tengku Zafrul has also failed to elucidate the government’s growth and revenue projections, he added.  “I don’t want to be seen to be ignoring some of the measures taken (to assist the people). I feel that as the opposition, for now, we should allow the budget to be passed,” the PKR president and Port Dickson MP told reporters at Parliament building today. 

“But there’s no guarantee we are going to approve (the budget in full). Because on Monday, it will be at the committee stage, where each item under every ministry will be deliberated on at length.  “We will certainly choose to reject and call for bloc voting when deemed necessary. And whether we are going to approve the budget as a whole will be (seen) in the third and final reading,” he said.

“As such, it’s still too early for them (the Perikatan Nasional government) to celebrate excessively. We (the opposition) are not thinking about political victory, but the question should be on victory for the people.” 

Anwar said he had explained this decision to all 91 MPs, after a number of them raised their concern on his stand not to reject the Supply Bill.  They included DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is Bagan MP,  and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu who is MP for Kota Raja.

Earlier, the budget was passed at the policy stage via a simple voice vote, after only 13 MPs supported a call by Datuk Seri Mahfuz Omar (PH-Pokok Sena) for a bloc vote. There appeared to be confusion in the house as only MPs from Amanah and Pejuang stood up in support.

Anwar dismissed suggestions that the opposition’s decision to support the budget earlier was out of respect for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who had previously decreed for all MPs to back the bill. “The palace made some indication in that regard, but they also talked about inclusivity (in the budget) which did not happen. To our view, the issue of Covid-19 was largely ignored. “We do take cognisance of the Agong’s view, but our action (to possibly reject the budget at the next stage) does not necessarily run contrary to the spirit of the King’s message,” he said. 

The PKR president also rubbished Tengku Zafrul’s claim during his winding-up speech that the government had consulted the opposition prior to the budget, claiming that this was only done once and without much deliberation. “He’s claiming as though the budget was drafted after consulting us. Consulted who? I feel like he is not being honest,” Anwar said.

Meanwhile, Anwar told The Vibes that it is not right to object to or even support a bill that lacks clarity. “It would have been irresponsible of us as MPs to vote on a bill that we don’t have details about,” he said of the RM322.5 billion budget — the nation’s largest ever. “How is the government going to fund its initiatives? For example, the finance minister said that the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) would have its allocation slashed. But by how much? 50%? 5%?"

Jasa is the government propaganda unit under the Multimedia and Communications Ministry which was allocated RM85.5 million. “These are the questions we will be asking at the committee stage and on December 15 we shall debate this,” said Anwar.

He said the opposition is mindful of the fact that the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had requested that a people-centric budget be passed. “We must respect His Majesty’s wishes and we want to support a budget for the people. But this also means we as parliamentarians must be certain that it is indeed a budget for economic recovery and to fight Covid-19, and not a political budget that is exclusive to certain groups,” he added. – The Vibes

How may Budget 2021 
be defeated or saved?...

After rumours that the second reading vote on Budget 2021 may be postponed, it now appears that it will go ahead today. As the government’s budget (technically called “supply bill”) may be rejected by the Parliament for the first time in Malaysia, it is important to understand how parliamentarianism works, so as not to fall prey to misinformation and disinformation.

Here are some basic facts:

First, scrutinising the budget is a key function of the Parliament. To ask MPs to unconditionally support a government budget is to ask them to abdicate their constitutional function.

Second, only ministers and deputy ministers are obliged to vote for the government’s budget while both opposition parliamentarians and government backbenchers have a free choice. Government parties have no power to stop their backbenchers from voting down the budget but can punish them afterwards.

Third, an outright defeat of the budget is equivalent to a loss of confidence in the government. Following this, the prime minister’s choice is to either resign or request for a fresh election. To seek a proclamation of emergency after a budget defeat is a coup against democracy and constitutional monarchy.

Fourth, passing a budget only requires a majority of MPs who vote, not a majority of all the MPs (112 votes). Truancy or abstention is effectively a 50% “No” vote for a government MP, and a 50% “Yes” vote for an opposition MP, if it becomes a showdown between both sides.

Fifth, a budget defeat will only affect next month’s salary of the prime minister and his ministers, not civil servants. Articles 99 and 102 of the Federal Constitution allow the Parliament to delay the budget and approve expenditure before passing of the budget. A government shutdown because of a budget stalemate only happens in post-1980 America. Spin doctors, please check your geographical location before fear mongering on this.

When can the budget be defeated?

Many mistake that if Muhyiddin survives today’s vote, then he survives 2020. Not true. The budget can be defeated outright at the end of both the second reading (today) and third reading (Dec 15), and defeated indirectly in countless opportunities at the committee stage between them.

A budget passed for the second reading (policy debate) can still be defeated at the third reading (final approval). As a budget defeat is an alternative form of a no-confidence vote, it is perfectly legitimate for MPs to vote down a budget at the third reading if they have lost confidence in the government. Like love, confidence is a subjective thing. If you lose it, you have lost it. Complaints cannot undo the loss.

Partial defeats in the committee stage?

More interesting are the partial defeats that may happen in the committee stage. Starting from the Prime Minister’s Department, there are 30 ministries’ budget lines to be approved. Each needs approval by the House, which upon the request of 15 MPs, has to take the form of actual voting (called “division”).

This means 30 (less when some ministries are bundled together) opportunities for the opposition to vote down the government. Of course, a mere rejection vote with no solid ground would invite accusations of “playing politics” or “damaging national interests” and public backlash.

However, if the opposition tables a motion with a solid ground, like the abolition of Jasa (government’s spin doctor unit) and transfer the money to some productive uses, as what Tuaran MP Wilfred Madius Tangau has proposed, the government will face a dilemma. If the government concedes, then it is a compromise and not a defeat. The government stays on while the budget gets modified.

However, if the government is bent on defeating such a motion, then it must ensure its victory. Otherwise, its defeat will raise the question of whether the government has lost its majority.

To rescue the prime minister, a motion of confidence in him must be immediately tabled and won. Hence, a budget defeat in the committee stage is only a partial defeat because it can be restored. However, if the prime minister dares not to table a motion of confidence, then his loss of majority would be confirmed by his fear. And a series of partial defeats will constitute a full defeat.

Muhyiddin his own worst enemy?

With the vacancies in Batu Sapi and Gerik, the government’s lead over the opposition is now 112 to 108. With Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah shrewdly boycotting the budget, the government’s lead will be reduced to three.

This means the absence or abstention of just four government MPs alone can bring down the government, even without outright defection, unless at least one opposition parliamentarian is also conveniently absent.The reasons for absence on both sides can be very innocent: food poisoning, chest pain, headache, minor accident and plenty more.

But who really decides whether the budget will get passed? Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin himself. Why? Neither opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Razaleigh nor any other potential contender for the top job can build a “positive (majority) coalition” for an alternative government.

If they can - which requires the defection of substantial government MPs - Muhyiddin’s government would have collapsed months ago, as no royal blessing or speaker’s rulings could save Muhyiddin.

The difference the budget makes today is the chance to first establish a “negative coalition” against Muhyiddin before a “positive (majority) coalition” can be negotiated by the opposition and rebels. The negative coalition needs not 112 votes, but simply one more vote than Muhyiddin’s supporters. This enables revolt by truancy, which in turn allows rebels to claim innocence before Muhyiddin if the plot fails.

Here is the puzzling part - Muhyiddin seems to be his worst enemy by tabling a flawed budget, which is orientated towards GE15 instead of Covid-19, allowing his enemies to build a negative coalition. Muhyiddin helps the opposition and Umno to echo each other even though they can’t agree to form an alternative government for now.

Muhyiddin’s choice

Leading a de facto minority government, Muhyiddin has two Commonwealth examples to consider emulating.

The first is Canada’s nine-month prime minister Joe Clark (1979-1980). His Progressive Conservative Party held 136 (48%) out of 282 seats, against main opposition Liberals’ 112 (40%), New Democratic Party’s 26 (9%) and Social Credit Party’s 6 (2%).

He proposed a budget with a gasoline tax that caused the friendly Quebec opposition Social Credit to abstain. With three Conservative MPs overseas or in hospital, Clark lost his budget at 133:139 by a full force opposition of Liberals and New Democratic Party. Clark went down in history for his “inability to do math” because he acted as if he could govern without some opposition’s support.

The second is New Zealand’s current Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (above). From Malaysians’ lens, New Zealand would be an unstable country during her first term (2017-2020), and Ardern a weak leader heading a minority coalition government. Since her Labour Party won only 38.3% of parliamentary seats while her partner New Zealand First Party obtained only 7.5%, Ardern had to sign a “confidence and supply agreement” with the support of Green Party (6.7%).

But Ardern has led New Zealand through two crises in her first term: the Christchurch massacre and the Covid-19 pandemic. This enabled her to form New Zealand’s first majority government in October, the first since the country’s switch to the mixed member proportional (MMP) electoral system in 1996.

Muhyiddin’s propagandists – unfortunately, some journalists included - should stop telling Malaysians to choose between the budget or election. The real choice for Muhyiddin is to either make compromises with the opposition or risking a defeat at any time from today till Dec 15. If he is as mathematically challenged as Joe Clark, he must step down instead of locking down the country under emergency just to save his job. - Wong Chin Huat,mk


26 November 2020

Thursday 26th November Fireworks!!!...

 If Budget 2021 fails,the next PM could be
Ku Li with Anwar as Deputy...

Backdoor Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s D-Day is on Thursday (Nov 26). If the regime’s Budget 2021 is passed, the usefulness of UMNO (and Barisan Nasional for that matter) would be over, at least temporarily. In short, until the next Budget 2022, the premier’s Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) government will have very little use of UMNO and can safely ignore its ally.
Between now and next November, Muhyiddin can do a lot of things. A week is a long time in politics, let alone a year. Former PM Najib Razak knew this, hence, his determination to incite people and his fellow colleagues to reject Muhyiddin’s budget. Only the clueless and incompetent UMNO president Zahid Hamidi still runs around like a headless chicken.
Previously, we published that if Zahid fails to bring down Muhyiddin by this Christmas, the weak and indecisive UMNO leader is game over as he would be sent to prison. With Najib already convicted and sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined RM210 million for money laundering and criminal breach of trust (CBT), Zahid is the last stumbling block to Muhyiddin’s grand plan.
Zahid Hamidi and Najib Razak - Solemn

When both Najib and Zahid are convicted and the Budget 2021 approved, PM Muhyiddin and his architects – Senior Minister Azmin Ali and Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin – can start their grand plan of merging their party Bersatu (PPBM) and the leaderless but resource-rich UMNO. The young and weak Bersatu desperately needs to tap into UMNO’s strong machinery and grassroots.
The recent bizarre call by UMNO warlord Annuar Musa, the Trojan horse who has become Bersatu’s biggest cheerleader, to create yet another “grand coalition” along with a fake research report cooked up by Muhyiddin’s own boys suggest that the prime minister wanted to revive the glory old days of Barisan Nasional. Muhyiddin wanted to become the leader of a merged UMNO-Bersatu party.

For weeks – even months – UMNO has been begging for better treatment, respect and recognition. Heck, they even had threatened to pull out of the government if Barisan Nasional, one of two allies of Muhyiddin that has the biggest number of MPs of 42, is not rewarded with the deputy prime minister post and more strategic minister positions (such as Finance and Home Affairs Ministries).

Until today, however, the prime minister has given zero concession, and there’s nothing UMNO can do except whining, moaning and bitching. As a former UMNO deputy president before he was sacked by Najib in 2015, Muhyiddin knew that UMNO warlords are just a bunch of selfish, power-hungry, coward, hypocrite and corrupt leaders. The premier is calling bluff the current weak leadership of Zahid.
Muhyiddin easily deployed “divide-and-rule” strategy by bribing half of UMNO MPs with ministers, deputy ministers, chairmanship and whatnot. The PM could only laugh when the weak Zahid panicked and chickened out at the first sight of rebellions within his own party over the idea of working with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to overthrow the prime minister.
However, there’s still a small possibility that this Thursday could see spectacular fireworks. If Muhyiddin’s Budget 2021 is rejected, he should resign honourably to maintain whatever little dignity left of him. But since when a traitor has honour or dignity? Even if his budget fails, the thick-skinned Muhyiddin will most likely pretend as if nothing happens and shamelessly clings to power.

Muhyiddin’s National Alliance ruling government has only 2-majority votes – 113 MPs in the 222-seat Parliament – since the loosely glued coalition was formed to snatch power via a political coup from the legitimate and democratically voted Pakatan Harapan government. However, that numbers have never been officially contested in the Parliament.
In actuality, the traitor PM Muhyiddin has already lost the majority support months ago, judging by numerous roadblocks being put up by his hand-picked House Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun. By hook or by crook, Speaker Azhar, a fake social activist, has been instructed to not allow any motion of “no confidence” against his boss.

From the 113 Members of Parliaments who initially supported the premier, at least 4 of them have since openly challenged him – former PM Najib Razak, UMNO president Zahid Hamidi, UMNO veteran Tengku Razaleigh and “Fried Rice” UMNO warlord Ahmad Maslan. The death of Gerik UMNO MP Hasbullah Osman increased the number to 5 the MPs who may not vote for the budget.

With only 108 MPs, obviously it’s less than the minimum 112 MPs required to form a simple-majority government. Therefore, technically, Muhyiddin has lost his legitimacy as the country’s prime minister. But the power-crazy regime has been throwing truckloads of dirty tricks to stay in power, included persuading and tricking – but failed – the Agong (King) to declare an emergency rule.
The despicable Speaker Azhar, also known as Art Harun, had even tried something so disgusting that not even the previous corrupt Barisan Nasional regime had ever thought of. He tried to restrict only 80 out of 222 MPs (41 lawmakers from the government and 39 opposition) to enter the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House) in an attempt to test water for the ultimate cheating to get the budget passed.
It’s hard to imagine how Muhyiddin and his lieutenants would resign easily, even if the Budget 2021 fails the test. The corrupt and shameless regime would argue that even if only 108 MPs passed the budget, well below the 112 minimum threshold required for a simple majority, it’s still considered a majority because the biggest opposition bloc – Pakatan Harapan – has only 91 MPs.
Malaysia Parliament Building

However, it would be a different story if less than 100 MPs supported the budget this Thursday. If the prime minister could get only 90+ MPs on his side, it means between 120 and 130 MPs are against his government – a very substantial number that proves he has indeed lost the majority support of the MPs and his Perikatan Nasional coalition can no longer lead the country.
Now, when this happens, it could only mean that the UMNO faction who despise the PM has pre-planned for such scenario. And it would be extremely dumb of them to not have a plan in hand to form a new government. But to form a new government, the UMNO rebels would have no choice but to work with the opposition, especially with Anwar’s People’s Justice Party (PKR).

The burning question is who will become the new prime minister after Anwar’s failure to overthrow Muhyiddin last month. Obviously Anwar had his chance, but he was tricked and played by Zahid. Some UMNO warlords had made it clear that even if they can work with Anwar, which not everyone agreed, they cannot work with Anwar’s strongest ally – DAP (Democratic Action Party).

But if both Anwar’s PKR and Chinese-dominated DAP were to support UMNO veteran Tengku Razaleigh as the next premier, with Anwar as the deputy premier, will the same UMNO hypocrites and detractors sing the same tune? Yes, will UMNO warlords still reject Anwar and DAP if one of their own kind – Razaleigh – is to become the 9th Prime Minister?
Wait a minute, will this formula work? One thing is guaranteed – UMNO is split at least into two factions. One faction appears to be loyal to Muhyiddin after being bribed with perks and projects. Another faction, especially Najib, Zahid and Razaleigh, are eager to overthrow Muhyiddin for various reasons. Their ultimate goal is to go for a snap election with the presumption they will win.
The primary reason UMNO party is split and cannot be united to overthrow Muhyiddin is because they are now part of the government. Power means everything to them. Naturally, some of them don’t see the logic of booting Muhyiddin only to see the crowning of Anwar as their new boss. But it would be a different story if Razaleigh is to replace Muhyiddin.

Even if Muhyiddin bootlickers like Annuar Musa, Khairy Jamaluddin, Azalina Othman or Hishammuddin Hussein wanted to maintain the status quo until the Coronavirus pandemic is over, they would potentially face backlash from UMNO grassroots. They can’t explain their refusal to support fellow Razaleigh instead of a man from another party who has been bullying UMNO.
More importantly, UMNO is also eager to teach PAS a lesson for being more loyal to Bersatu when the Islamist party is supposed to be the closest ally of UMNO in the Muafakat Nasional alliance. UMNO believes its partnership with PAS will win big in the next 15th General Election. But if PAS wants to become a bitch and prefers to sleep with Bersatu, then UMNO has to flex its muscle. 

Anwar, on the other hand, has very limited options after he overestimated his chances and miscalculated the sincerity of Zahid. The PKR president had no idea how weak and crappy the leadership of Zahid was. If Anwar saw no issue working with crooks like Najib and Zahid, chances are he could work with Razaleigh, albeit for the second prize or the silver medal.

Last month’s failed mission has shown not only Anwar was reckless in not having a backup plan before he made his move against Muhyiddin, but also demonstrated his desperation for the “Iron Throne”. Crucially, with Mahathir’s faction against him and even ally DAP’s displeasure at his plan to work with Najib, Anwar is essentially surrounded by more foes than friends.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has repeatedly warned Anwar that the Democratic Action Party will never work with UMNO under Zahid, let alone the world’s biggest crook Najib. However, DAP has never indicated that it cannot work with Razaleigh. Unlike Anwar’s dispute with Mahathir, Razaleigh seems to have the blessing from the old man, making it easier to overthrow Muhyiddin.
In the event that an impossible alliance of UMNO-PKR-DAP springs a surprising coup against Muhyiddin, such partnership will be a temporary one. They may have a common enemy, but until the Covid-19 pandemic is over and a snap election is called, the traditional rivals have to find a common cause to work together – or risk being punished by their own respective supporters. - FT

Meanwhile Dr Mahathir and company is to reject Budget2021 at today’s vote in parliament. While snap poll isn’t possible, the King he said could appoint a new leader who can table a fresh budget or fine tune existing one at special parliamentary sitting, insisting PM Muhyiddin has lost his legitimacy...- dr ts

Ketua pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim hari ini sekali lagi mempersoalkan had masa 20 minit bagi sesi soal jawab Menteri dalam sesi penggulungan Rang Undang-Undang Perbekalan (Belanjawan 2021).Kata Anwar ia menyebabkan beberapa soalan ahli parlimen tak dapat dijawab oleh menteri di dalam Dewan Rakyat..."Speaker selalu cakap faham tapi tak faham" - tegasnya

JASA dijenamakan semula 
sebagai J-KOM....

Kerajaan telah bersetuju untuk menjenamakan semula Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA) sebagai Jabatan Komunikasi Masyarakat (J-KOM) dengan peranan dan fungsi yang berbeza, kata Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia (KKMM) Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. 

Jasa merupakan agensi kerajaan yang bersifat rahsia, berakar umbi sejak 1960-an dan asalnya dikenali sebagai Cawangan Hal Ehwal Khas (Chek) di bawah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Penerangan. Pada 2017, satu perhimpunan melibatkan 942 kakitangan Jasa diadakan di Alor Gajah, Melaka, dengan tema "Ke Arah Memenangi Majoriti 2/3 Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) Ke-14". Sebelun ini UMNO berasa selesa dengan Jasa kerana pada dasarnya ia bertindak sebagai sayap propaganda parti itu sehinggalah BN ditumbangkan pada 2018.

Beliau berkata objektif utama J-KOM adalah untuk mewujudkan komunikasi dua hala antara pemerintah dan rakyat, iaitu untuk menyampaikan maklumat pemerintah yang tepat, sahih, dan bijak kepada rakyat, serta mendengar suara dan maklum balas daripada rakyat .

Saifuddin juga mengatakan bahawa fungsi J-KOM berbeza dengan fungsi Japen ( Department of Information) kerana tugas utama J-KOM sekarang adalah untuk melaksanakan komunikasi strategik untuk mempromosikan norma2 baru setelah pandemik Covid-19.

"Saya memberi jaminan bahawa J-KOM bukan mesin propaganda, tidak akan berlaku di bawah tanggungjawab saya. Pemilihan ketua pengarah dan pegawai2 akan mengikut kriteria Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) dan kriteria utama pelantikan adalah bahawa dia mesti memahami IT.

"Saya juga memberi jaminan bahawa ketua pengarah dan timbalan ketua pengarah J-KOM tidak akan dilantik dari kalangan ahli2 politik. Mereka mestilah dari gabungan profesional dan pegawai pentadbiran yang baik dengan kredibiliti yang tinggi, ”katanya.

Mengenai peruntukan RM85.5 juta yang diberikan kepada jabatan itu, yang dianggap terlalu besar, Saifuddin berjanji bahawa peruntukan itu akan dikurangkan. - theSun

Kalu menteri pengkhianat hanya sanggup turunkan peruntukan RM85.5 juta kepada JASA  semata2 untuk pancing ahli parlimen untuk luluskan Belanjawan 2021, jangan setuju sebaliknya tetap tolak tanpa gagal.. Sekiranya Belanjawan 2021 gagal diluluskan, kerajaan pintu belakang dijangka akan tumbang dan tercatat sebagai kerajaan terpendek dalam lipatan sejarah iaitu 9 bulan aje... Just fucking close it down...    - dr.ts


24 November 2020

Tak buloq dengaq kuliah Menteri...

Ketua pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim mempersoalkan had masa 20 minit bagi sesi soal jawab menteri dalam sesi penggulungan Rang Undang-Undang Perbekalan (Belanjawan 2021). Ini selepas Speaker Dewan Rakyat Azhar Azizan Harun memaklumkan setiap menteri hanya mempunyai masa 20 minit untuk menjawab soalan yang diajukan kepada kementerian masing-masing.

Anwar (PH-Port Dickson) berkata dia meminta had masa dilanjutkan dan mencadangkan peraturan yang hanya membenarkan 80 anggota parlimen berada dalam dewan ditarik balik.

"Menteri beri penjelasan, terima kasih. Tapi Ini bukan nak dengar kuliah menteri. Parlimen ini tempat perbahasan. Kalau kita tak benarkan masuk, tunggu dia baca executive summary 20 minit, kemudian baca teks, tak payah jadi ahli parlimen.

"Beri kelonggaran sedikit supaya lebih daripada 80 (anggota parlimen) boleh masuk (ke dewan) dan waktu untuk menteri ditambah supaya ada pencelahan. "Kalau tidak, parlimen does'nt work in this manner (tidak berfungsi dengan cara ini).

"Menteri beri jawapan executive, no questions asked, no time dan kemudian yang lain boleh baca di rumah. This is not the spirit (Ini bukan semangat) yang patut dihormati oleh parlimen ," tegasnya.

Beberapa anggota parlimen pembangkang menyatakan sokongan terhadap Anwar dan menggesa Azhar mempertimbangkan kembali peraturan tersebut. Tidak lama kemudian Azhar berkata dia akan memanggil sekali lagi ketua dan whip parti untuk membincangkan perkara itu. - mk

Ku Li drops 'love letters' 
in the Dewan Rakyat...

Three days before the Budget 2021 goes to a vote, Umno Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah appears to be drumming up sentiment against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Several opposition MPs took to social media to show they had received a copy of his recent strongly worded protest letter to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun.

Muar lawmaker Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the letter was apparently shared with every MP during today’s Dewan Rakyat sitting. “On the table of every MP is a 'love' letter from BN MP Tengku Razaleigh on the no-confidence vote against the prime minister,” Syed Saddiq posted on his Facebook, along with a photograph of the letter.

MPs Fahmi Fadzil (Lembah Pantai), Hasanuddin Yunus (Hulu Langat), Amin Ahmad (Kangar) and Chan Foong Hin (Kota Kinabalu) also said they received the same letter.

In the Nov 19 letter, Tengku Razaleigh criticised Azhar for not allowing Muhyiddin’s parliamentary majority to be tested. He especially disagreed with the speaker’s proposal that he needed agreement from the government before he could table a no-confidence motion against the prime minister.

“Your suggestion that I get permission from the de facto Parliament and Law Minister (Takiyuddin Hassan) to allow the no-confidence motion to be debated ahead of ‘government business’ contravenes Article 43 of the Federal Constitution...,” the 11-term lawmaker said.

He stressed that Parliament ought to be independent of the executive branch of government, and said he was unable to participate in the Budget 2021 debate “as the government’s legitimacy had yet to be determined”.

Tengku Razaleigh is a backbencher in the Perikatan Nasional government and heads the Umno advisory council. This is his second letter to the speaker on the no-confidence motion. - mk

Budget 2021: Will Umno MPs 
split into two factions?...

Political pundits and cognoscenti are following closely the political scenario to see whether the 38 Umno MPs will split into two factions, with one faction voting against the Budget 2021 during the Second Reading on Thursday and toppling the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government of Muhyiddin Yassin.

The views of one faction were articulated by the former prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak in his maiden speech as the new chairperson of the BN Backbenchers’ Club, expressing conditional support for next year’s budget.

Meanwhile, the chairperson of the Perikatan Nasional Backbenchers’ Club, Shahidan Kassim has denied that he had referred to Najib in his speech on the budget in Parliament when he said that anyone who rejected the budget was “a traitor to the people because the people are waiting for the budget”.

He said he was actually referring to the former health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. He declared his “undivided support” for Muhyiddin and the Budget 2021.

Subsequently, he took to the Facebook to say that some had cast aspersions that Najib, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah would reject the budget, but he expressed confidence that the trio, as members of BN, would stick with PN.

In his speech, Zahid said the government should move a motion of confidence to be debated in the Dewan Rakyat.

In interviews, Tengku Razaleigh called on MPs to think about their constituents’ interests and not merely adhere to party orders when deciding which way to vote.

This has led to the BN secretary-general Annuar Musa issuing a warning to Umno MPs who were thinking of voting against the Supply Bill. Annuar dismissed Tengku Razaleigh’s remarks as his “personal view” and said those who voted against the party line risked electoral consequences.

Zahid had said that all 43 BN MPs will pledge their support for Budget 2021. But this did not prevent Umno vice-president Mohamed Khaled Nordin from declaring yesterday that MPs should support, reject or abstain on the vote on the 2021 Budget based on their "conscience".

He suggested that Umno MPs should be allowed to break ranks with their party during the Budget 2021 vote in the Dewan Rakyat if they disagreed with the fiscal document.

So, will the 38 Umno MPs split into two factions with one faction voting against the Budget 2021 and toppling Muhyiddin as the prime minister? But this issue is not solely about Umno as it has vast significance and implications for Malaysia.

As Annuar has said significantly in an interview with the Umno chief, Umno has lost the option of going into the next general election only with PAS, as PAS won’t go into the 15th general election with Umno if Bersatu is not included.

He subsequently told Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki to read between the lines after the latter insisted that the Umno-PAS pact without Bersatu is still on for GE15. He also said Umno leaders who attempt to strike a bargain with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim just to get a better deal in the next government was committing a “huge offence”. Which is probably why Annuar were among those who broached the idea of a Grand Coalition.

But sadly, those who talked of a Grand Coalition are the practitioners of the toxic and extremist politics of race and religion who have forgotten the five Rukun Negara principles as the basis to build a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia where the Malaysian nation is more important than any race, religion or culture.

The vision of these advocates of a Grand Coalition is as different as night and day from the vision of nation’s founders like Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Merdeka Day aspiration in 1957 to be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world” and the Dream of all Malaysians for Malaysia to be a world top-class nation which is on the cutting edge of technology, leveraging on the best values of the four great civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia.

This is because the advocates of a Grand Coalition want Malaysia to return to the trajectory of a failed state, kleptocracy and kakistocracy and have no vision for a better Malaysia for all Malaysians.

Malaysians must decide between the future and the past – to return to the international stage to excel in various fields of human endeavour, serving the interests of 99 percent of Malaysians and not just one percent who are the cronies of the political leaders of the day or return to the past of corruption, malfeasance, kleptocracy and kakistocracy, with Malaysians more divided along racial and religious lines than united as a Bangsa Malaysia after 63 years of nation-building as envisioned by Wawasan 2020. - Lim Kit Siang