18 May 2023

Sorry folks...

Folks I have to return to my homestay (above) for repair works to be done immediately. I apologize for any unpleasant articles that I uploaded to this blog. Pray that everything goes on well so that we will be able to meet again. - t/sekole...

Folks!!!... Aku kena balik ke homestay (atas) untuk kerja repair tambahan yang perlu dilakukan segera. Aku mohon ampun dan maaf sekiranya ada rencana2 yang aku muat naik dalam blog ini yang tak menyenangkan hati hangpa. Doa agar semua kerja2 repair berjalan dengan jayanya agar kita dapat berjumpa lagi. - t/sekole... 


16 May 2023

Greatest plunderer Mahathir and conman Hadi...

Try to scam Malays openly...

He formed “UMNO Baru” (new UMNO) after the old UMNO (United Malays National Organization) was declared an “unlawful society” in 1987. He then exited UMNO in 2016. Later, he formed Pejuang in August 2020, only to quit in February 2023. He formed GTA (Homeland Movement), but abandoned it 2 days ago. Mahathir Mohamad appears to be chasing his own tail.

He formed the new UMNO in 1987 because he was almost defeated by Razaleigh Hamzah and Musa Hitam in the party election. He exited the same party in 2016 because he lost control of ex-premier Najib Razak. He formed Pejuang because he lost Bersatu. And he quit Pejuang because he lost in the Nov 2022 General Election. Whenever he lost power, he will form a new party.

Hilariously, after losing power, he will blame everyone except himself. He blamed Razaleigh in 1987, blamed Badawi in 2009, blamed Najib in 2016, blamed Muhyiddin in 2020, and is now blaming 10th Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Interestingly, all of them were once his trusted lieutenant, deputy or protégé. As far as Mahathir is concerned, only he is right while others are wrong.

He endorsed Abdullah Badawi as his successor in 2003, only to see the “sleeping beauty” slept on the job. He then supported Najib Razak as the next premier in 2009, only to see the “crook” stole billions of dollars in the 1MDB scandal. He took back power and became PM for the second time in 2020, only to see his trusted lieutenant Mahiaddin (Muhyiddin) betrayed him.

To prevent Anwar from becoming the prime minister, Mahathir quietly endorsed traitor Mahiaddin as backdoor prime minister, only to see the power-hungry man siphoned billions in the RM600 billion Covid scandal. He tried to return to power for the third time, only to see Anwar emerged as the prime minister instead and launched a crackdown on corruption.

What’s next for the 97-year-old former prime minister? His options are extremely limited because not only he had been defeated in his own stronghold in Langkawi constituency, he was royally humiliated when, for the first time, he lost his deposit in the 2022 General Election. Worse, his GTA and Pejuang lost all the 125 seats contested as well as deposits.

Dr.M & Tengku Razaleigh

Taking a page from the “Malay Dignity Congress” in Oct 2019, Mahathir has launched the “Malay Proclamation” under the same boring pretext of uniting the Malays. The 12-point proclamation is Mahathir’s platform to provoke, mobilize and rally Malays – arguably his last trick to stop Anwar from dismantling his dynasty and web of cronies still in control of the country’s monopoly.

But was it not Mahathir who has been busy dividing the Malays in the first place? From only UMNO and PAS, the divided Malays are presented with a wide variety menu – Semangat 46 (defunct), PKR (People’s Justice Party), Bersatu (Malaysian United Indigenous Party), Pejuang (Homeland Fighter’s Party), MUDA and others thanks to Mahathir.

The half-baked proclamation expressed the fear of the Malays losing political and economic power to the ethnic minorities, especially the Chinese. Yet, Mahathir could not explain why the Malay community whom he was supposed to nurture during his 22 years iron-fist rule (1981-2003) has remained uncompetitive, backward and generally poor. It was an admission of his failure to uplift the living standards of the Malays.

He was unable to explain how the Malays allegedly lost political power when all the past and present premiers have been of Malay ethnicity. Perhaps he was referring to himself, who is not genuinely Malay, but the son of Iskandar “Kutty”, a migrant from the southern Indian state of Kerala. While he conveniently blames Malay poverty on past Malay leaders, he has forgotten that he was one of them.

And he certainly cannot explain how his family members and cronies have become mega billionaires – owning private jets, yacht, mansions, super cars, offshore accounts and whatnot – while the ordinary Malays lost their alleged economic power. Unless Mahathir is willing to donate half of his wealth to the Malays, as suggested by PM Anwar, he has lost his legitimacy to defend Malay rights.

Besides, the country’s civil service is overwhelmingly dominated by Malays. More than 90% of Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysia Police are predominantly composed of the Malay Bumiputera. The Attorney General, the IGP (Inspector General of Police), the Chief of Defence Forces, the Yang diPertuan Agong (King), and all nine Rulers are all Malays.

It was absolutely laughable for Mahathir to lecture people not to be afraid of the “green wave”, referring to opposition Perikatan Nasional he’s trying to ride on. As he desperately and shamelessly scrambled to hire the radical PAS Islamist party to join his crusade, he has conveniently forgotten that it was him who had condemned the religious extremists for dividing the Malays.

Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Badawi, Najib Razak

In fact, as recent as Nov 2022, just days before the 15th General Election, Mahathir said Islam will be abused if PAS forms the Federal Government and leads the country. He said – “I think we will face a lot of problems if they win because there are extremists among them. We found that Perikatan Nasional were trying to manipulate the religion and try to show that they were trained in Islamic matters.”

In the same breath, PAS president Hadi Awang’s support for the dubious proclamation was an insult to his own party (PAS – Parti Islam Se-Malaysia). Mahathir had publicly rejected PAS’ Islamic law and even ridiculed Hadi’s zero political knowledge, telling him to just be an “ustaz at some kampung (village)”. Heck, he had even labelled Hadi as a “kafir (infidel)” and a Muslim traitor.

Religious extremist Hadi is the last person on the planet qualified to talk about Malay dignity or unity. PAS could not even provide clean water to the people of Kelantan, the state under the Islamic party’s rule almost uninterrupted since 1959. Kelantan is so underdeveloped and poor that the Malays there have no access to running water and have only intermittent power supply.

When PAS was finally part of the backdoor Perikatan Nasional government in March 2020, the clueless PAS deputy president – Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man – stunningly said the “Malay-Muslim” government still needed a mind-boggling 40 years to end the agony of brown water coming from the pipes. Did he realize China took only 12 years to build the “Three Gorges Dam”, an engineering marvel?

The Malay Proclamation was actually “Mahathir Proclamation”, a gathering to incite and provoke Malays to overthrow Anwar-led unity government. The real goal was to protect “Mahathirism” – privatisation and crony capitalism. Malays do not need defending because the Federal Constitution has provisions to safeguard the special positions of the Malays, the Malay Rulers, the Malay language and Islam as official religion.

Rather, the signing of the Malay Proclamation could backfire spectacularly on PAS. Malays have already overwhelmingly rejected the “toxic” Mahathir – proven when Pejuang-GTA was annihilated in the general election. Voters in Langkawi had sent a message to Mahathir that the former premier is no longer relevant. His rhetoric of race and religion does not work anymore

By signing “Mahathir Proclamation”, PAS leaders foolishly allowed the Islamist party to be tainted with an expired old man who has nothing to lose. Abdul Hadi Awang and his minions claimed they signed the proclamation because they wanted to “save” the Malay race. It was like telling the Malays to trust a fox to guard the hen house and protect the chickens.

Brown Tap Water

PAS can’t even save Kelantan Malays from consuming bacteria-infested drinking water, so how could the fake holy men save the entire Malay race? Heck, the Malays in PAS-led states like Kelantan and Terengganu are so poor that they have to migrate to cities administered by rival Pakatan Harapan – even as far as Singapore – for better paying jobs.

And now “prostitute” PAS is sleeping with Mahathir, the same man responsible for the suffering of Malays so that he can enrich his own families and cronies. The funny part is Mahathir is also the same man who repeatedly mocks and insults Malays as lazy and untrustworthy. Yes, the so-called Malay hero does not believe the Malays can be trusted as they have no sense of responsibility.

Mr Hadi was absolutely right when he blabbered that Malays are being conned openly. However, the “con man” trying to scam the Malays are none other than Mahathir and his new sidekick, Hadi Awang. The PAS supremo openly lied that non-Muslims have plundered the country. Najib Razak, who bribed Hadi with RM90 million not too long ago, is a good example of a Malay plunderer.

Muhyiddin, with whom PAS works happily since 2020, is another excellent Malay plunderer who stole money during Covid-19 lockdown. While thousands Malays were killed due to Perikatan Nasional incompetence, not to mention hundreds Malays raising white flag begging for food, the former prime minister creatively proclaimed a State of Emergency in order to plunder the national coffers.

In fact, it was Hadi-led opposition who revealed that close to 500 companies were registered under the names of Mahathir and four of his children. While 16 companies were under Mahathir Mohamad’s name and 29 were under his daughter Marina’s name, a jaw-dropping 156 were under Mirzan’s name and 158 were under Mokhzani’s whereas 126 were under Mukhriz’s name.

Like the story of a boy who cried wolf, both Hadi and Mahathir were doing the same thing. As plunderer Mahathir falsely cried that Malays have lost political and economic power, conman Hadi falsely cried that Malays were being conned. Amusingly, both snake oil salesmen cried about saving the Malay race only after they lost power, or about to go to jail.

Still, to be fair, it was not entirely Mahathir and Hadi’s fault for repetitively scam the Malays. They knew the majority of ethnic Malay, especially those in rural areas, would foolishly swallow the hook, line and sinker whenever the race and religion card game is being played. They are too lazy to think critically, therefore can be easily manipulated and conned by con men like Mahathir and Hadi. - FT


15 May 2023

It's time to put words into actions...

The Unity Government Convention in Kuala Lumpur today was a political spectacle that is still jarring to behold even after all the political realignments since 2016. DAP leaders spoke on a stage that Umno leaders once used to attack them and shouts of 'reformasi' reverberated in the Dewan Mederka at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur.

The message - repeated throughout the day - was clear: To forgive and forget and put an end to decades of political rivalries while presenting a united front for the people. It was a show for both the public and party members - many of whom were still warming up to the idea of working together with once-entrenched enemies ahead of the six state elections.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail summed it up best, declaring that his party's "Lawan tetap lawan!" (keep fighting on) battle cry can now be changed to "Dulu lawan sekarang kawan!" (once foes, now friends). MCA president Wee Ka Siong and DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke - who were still engaging in a friendly fire two weeks ago - also tried to make amends in a pantun (poem) exchange.

Wee, who spoke first at the convention, said:

Dulu lawan kini kawan,
Dulu kawan kini lawan,
Tak kisah lawan ataupun kawan,
Yang penting hati rakyat perlu ditawan.

Later, Loke in reply had a similar pantun which read:

Dulu lawan kini kawan,
Lawan sampai jadi kawan,
Tak kira kawan atau lawan,
Yang penting Malaysia aman.

But it wasn't all peace and love at the convention.The event ended with all 19 parties making a pledge to better Malaysia - presented in five main points.

High on the list of priorities was to find ways to improve the people's standard of living through offering more opportunities in various sectors; as well as ensuring access to quality education and healthcare.

Further, the parties vowed to improve transparency in administration and plug leakages in spending so that more Malaysians will benefit from government initiatives. At the same time, they pledged to boost economic growth as a catalyst for development, while taking an overall approach to maintain unity among the people.

The unity convention is expected to next be held at the state level. The national convention itself might become an annual fixture - one that may extend beyond this government’s term.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - whom Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim credited for having shaped the country's present - said the Madani government can continue governing past the next general election if they all continue to back the PKR president.

All these commitments, however, will be put to the test if Perikatan Nasional's green wave makes a splash in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, and Penang - which are led by Harapan - in the upcoming six state elections. - mk


12 May 2023

Nothing mystical about...

6-year-old boy in 
Langkawi joyride case...

The police have dismissed claims of any mystical elements in the case of the six-year-old boy who took his brother for a joyride in their parents’ car before crashing into a lamppost on Tuesday (May 9) night.

According to Langkawi police chief Assistant Commissioner Shariman Ashari, investigations have revealed that the boy is in fact well-versed with the functions of the accelerator pedal, gear shift mechanism and the brakes of the vehicle, all of which he demonstrated to the authorities.

“When we checked the dashcam recording, it showed that the driving was a bit erratic, sometimes (the car) swerving into the opposite lane, sometimes to the left and right,” he said in a statement today.

Shariman further confirmed that the police had interviewed the boy on Wednesday at the Langkawi traffic police station when his parents had come forward to have their statements recorded.

“The boy knows how to start the engine and can do so when we asked him to ignite the engine,” he added. “He is even capable of reversing the car, and he has indeed reversed the vehicle (during the incident). He wanted to drive to a shop located about 5km away from his house before he crashed it halfway into the trip.”

It was previously reported that there were possibly mystical elements involved in the incident, as alleged in an audio clip that had gone viral on social media. The audio clip is supposedly of the boy explaining that an “old man with a furry, warm body” had driven the Toyota Vios prior to the crash.

Similarly, a message shared on WhatsApp also stated that based on the story of a villager who was allegedly close to the child’s mother, the driver of the car was a large, black and hairy old man.

The text message also claimed that another man, whom the boy had called “Pak Cik” was said to be sitting next to him, while another man was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle. It also alleged that the boy was in fact sitting on the old man’s lap.

In the late Tuesday evening incident, it was reported that the boy sneaked out from his home in Kampung Padang Mengkuang with his three-year-old brother. Their father was asleep while their mother was in the bathroom when the boys left the house in a Toyota Vios.

The boy had driven the car for about 2.5km before he lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a lamp post in Jalan Bukit Tangga, near Kampung Titi Chanwang. The boy sustained a minor cut on his chin from the crash while his brother escaped unscathed. The car, however, was not as lucky as its front portion, especially the bumper, was thoroughly damaged. Police are now investigating the case for driving in a negligent manner and child abandonment. – focusmalaysia

The new Penang ferry 
‘Teluk Bahang’ in July... 

The days of Pulau Pinang, Pulau Undan and Pulau Talang-Talang crossing the channel from the island to the mainland are over. Instead, Penangites can now look forward to rides on Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar.

Four new ferries for the channel crossing are due to arrive sometime between June and August but photos of one of the ferries – Teluk Bahang – have already gone viral. The ferry was unveiled at a shipyard in Haiphong, Vietnam. It has the name Teluk Bahang, Penang imprinted on the side. 

It has been learnt that a second vessel would be called Teluk Kumbar. The names of the other two have not been released. The viral photos have piqued the curiosity of social media users and many are excited. However, there were those concerned that this would mean the iconic old ferries with the “Pulau” prefix, which carried both pedestrians and vehicles, may never return.

A spokesman for Penang Port Sdn Bhd said the new vessel, the first of four commissioned, would arrive between June and August. “It will undergo tests on the water in Vietnam before (being sent to) Penang where it will be tested again before starting service. 

“The rest of the vessels will arrive in stages,” the spokesman added. The old double-decker ferries were retired in 2021 because of the high maintenance cost. - theStar


10 May 2023

PH a better partner for reform agenda...

Pakatan Harapan is a more well-suited partner, compared to other parties and coalitions, when it comes to implementing the reform agenda, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Azalina Othman Said.

Azalina today divulged that she’s more comfortable working hand in hand with Harapan, after Umno and the Anwar Ibrahim-led coalition worked together on several reforms including the anti-party hopping law. 

“There are certain common agendas that we can work on together. “I felt that personally, as the legal adviser for the party (Umno) then, when we were talking about a coalition government, I felt that Harapan would be better for reform.

“They understand the concept of reform better,” she said in a roundtable session held by Bersih titled “Deepening Democracy in Malaysia: Steering a post-election coalition government” held in at Parliament today.

Better Harapan than ‘you know who’. She asserted that, on a personal level, she would much prefer cooperating with Harapan than another party, which she described to be “more conservative” than Umno. However, she did not reveal the name of the party or coalition she was comparing Harapan to, merely saying “You know who”. 

“I don’t know if the ‘rakyat’ is happy with the ‘marriage’ (between Harapan and Umno) or not, but someone told me that the complaints are fewer than before.“My personal view is that the state elections will be the testing ground for our relationship,” she added. In a related development, she stressed the importance of achieving the reform agenda in order for the government to last. - mk

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Kerajaan Negeri tiada kuasa menggubal sebarang Akta.Yang boleh gubal Akta ialah kerajaan Pusat, iaitu melalui Parlimen. Manakala Kerajaan Negeri hanya boleh gubal Enakmen sahaja. Apa jua Enakmen negeri, tidak boleh mengatasi Akta. Ini bermakna, apa jua enakmen yang digubal oleh kerajaan Kelantan tidak boleh mengatasi Akta Bomba.


08 May 2023

Pas curi ayaq pili bomba...

 MP claims hydrant used with permission, 
Kelantan fire chief says "No!"...

Rantau Panjang MP Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff has denied "stealing" water from fire hydrants - saying she had approval from the Fire and Rescue Department as well as Air Kelantan Sdn Bhd (AKSB).However, Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department chief Zainal Madasin said there was no record of her asking permission.

Earlier today, Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming said Siti Zailah was being probed for misusing fire hydrants. This was after several of the PAS lawmaker’s Facebook postings last month showed her observing how water from a fire hydrant was channelled into a tanker that distributed free water supply for her constituents during a shortage.

Following the backlash, Siti Zailah posted this afternoon that both AKSB and the Rantau Panjang Fire and Rescue Station aided her efforts.

"The issue of water theft does not arise, we helped the people who were in dire need of water. "The water is AKSB's, and we had its permission. The use of a fire hydrant was also with the permission and knowledge of the Rantau Panjang Fire and Rescue Station," she said.

The post included photos of her observing firefighters in uniform helping to pump water from a fire hydrant into a water tank on the back of a truck. She thanked the Fire and Rescue Department and other agencies involved.

Report lodged

However, Zainal was reportedly not satisfied with her explanation.

"We did not get any application from YB (Siti Zailah) to take water from a fire hydrant, I can honestly say.

"There was no letter, not one word asking permission from us.

"I have also contacted the AKSB managing director (Nazmi Ghazali Azmi) and he told me he didn't get any request either," he told Malaysiakini.

They had filed a report on the matter for further investigation, Zainal added. - mk

Plot to topple PM Anwar fizzle out -10 signs Opposition PN as failed & does not have the numbers...

For about 160 days since Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysian 10th Prime Minister, power-crazy opposition – Perikatan Nasional – has been doing absolutely nothing except plotting how to overthrow the Unity Government. The sore loser still could not move on, largely because the “Iron Throne” is so near yet so far. They simply can’t live without power and position.

But the primary reason Bersatu president Mahiaddin Yassin and PAS president Hadi Awang, along with two-time premier Mahathir Mohamad and his sidekick Daim Zainuddin, are throwing everything, including the kitchen sink to topple PM Anwar is because all of them will be part of Court Cluster if the crackdown on corruption continues. So, Anwar must be removed by hook or by crook.

As much as Perikatan Nasional thinks it could topple the unity government the same way it did previously in the infamous “Sheraton Move” in 2020, political landscape is different now. Back then, three biggest Malay political parties – UMNO, Bersatu and PAS – joined forces to overthrow Pakatan Harapan government. Today, UMNO and Pakatan are part of the government.

The biggest stumbling block to the opposition is the anti-hopping law, arguably the best invention since sliced bread. Still, even with the law in place to ensure political stability, they continue to collect statutory declarations (SD), even though such tactic no longer works. In the latest sign of desperation, Bersatu leader Muhammad Faiz Na’aman has claimed to have the numbers.

In his now-deleted Facebook post, Muhammad Faiz crowed – “It has reached 126, if true thank God”. He appeared to suggest the Opposition had the support of 126 MPs, more than enough to form a backdoor government in the 222-seat Parliament. In fact, the number is more than 115 MPs claimed by Muhyiddin and Hadi after the Nov 2022 General Election that produced a hung Parliament.

However, Faiz’s dubious claim was both hilarious and suspicious. It’s hilarious because if Perikatan Nasional really has the support of 126 MPs to remove PM Anwar Ibrahim, why told all and sundry about it and risk being sabotaged? During the previous Sheraton Move, the grand treachery was shrouded in secrecy till it was too late. Was Muhammad Faiz retarded?

P075 Bagan Datuk

It’s highly suspicious because Muhammad Faiz was not even an MP, having lost to UMNO president Zahid Hamidi in the Bagan Datuk parliamentary seat during the 15th national election. As Bersatu Supreme Council member, his ranking was too low to be entrusted with such top secret information. Bersatu deputy president Ahmad Faizal Azumu has denied the claim.

Assuming Perikatan indeed has 126 MPs in its pocket, where did it get the numbers from? Both Bersatu and PAS only have 74 MPs, short of 52 as claimed. Even with 23 seats from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and 6 seats from Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), as well as 15 MPs from Anwar-led government rumoured to be ready to switch sides, it is still short of 8 seats.

The second sign that the opposition does not have the numbers, but merely throwing a cat among the pigeons is its refusal to prove it in the Parliament. If indeed it has 126 MPs, the fastest and legitimate way to snatch power is to defeat the prime minister in a motion of no confidence. Mr Anwar has openly invited the opposition – twice – to prove it in the August House.

Less than a month after Anwar became the prime minister, a confidence motion for him was passed on Dec 19, 2022, despite Muhyiddin’s weeks of whining, moaning and bitching that he had at least 115 MPs to support him as the prime minister. With his support increased to 126 MPs now, it would be even easier for ex-PM Muhyiddin to return as premier again, no?

The third sign – religious extremist Hadi could not even wait till the holy month Ramadan was over to spew hatred against non-Muslim, especially minority ethnic Malaysian Chinese. The PAS leader said his Islamist party will never enter the “kitchen” of DAP (Democratic Action Party) due to non-halal food – a cheap tactic to rally Malay voters by demonizing the minority Chinese.

Like a broken record, the 75-year-old fake holy man has again accused DAP of anti-Islam and pro-communist. If indeed the opposition has the magic number, either through the Parliament or the back door, Hadi did not need to degrade himself to such a deplorable level during the holy month. He should just relax and wait till the Parliament opens (May 22 – June 15) to remove DAP.

The fourth sign that the plot to overthrow Anwar has gone haywire was the shock and panic demonstrated by the opposition after learning that the increasingly popular prime minister will host Hari Raya Aidilfitri open houses in six states, including PAS’ strongholds and fortresses in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu. Anwar’s move was seen as invading the enemy’s territories.

It was the first time in history a prime minister made the unconventional move of going to the ground to be close with the local Malay community in opposition-controlled states. In the past, the premier would traditionally hold the Hari Raya open house at the comfort of the Prime Minister’s official residence – Seri Perdana – which would attract massive turnout.

Hadi was having sleepless nights because Anwar knows the Malay psyche very well. If PAS loses Kedah in the upcoming state elections, or even wins narrowly as a result of the prime minister’s charm, it will puncture the Malay support for the Islamist party and spells the end of the so-called “green-wave”. The fact that PAS was agitated with a petty issue like open house indicates the evil plot is losing steam.

The fifth sign that Perikatan Nasional was actually struggling instead of controlling the plot was the signing of “Malay Proclamation”, a political drama engineered by 97-year-old Mahathir Mohamad to gather all anti-Anwar factions. It was a repeat of the previous Malay Dignity Congress (Oct 2019) to trumpet the so-called “Ketuanan Melayu” (Malay supremacy) propaganda.

However, unlike the previous gathering involving all Malay leaders (except PKR president Anwar Ibrahim), this round saw only Hadi and Mahathir as the key Malay leaders signing the silly proclamation. Perhaps racist bigot Mahathir and religious extremist Hadi thought the gullible Malays could be hoodwinked again that they needed protection and Islam needed defending.

Visibly absence was Bersatu president Muhyiddin, who betrayed and kicked out Mahathir from the party he founded. Unlike in 2019, Mahathir is not even an MP today, defeated in his own stronghold in Langkawi constituency and humiliated when he lost his deposit. His Parti Pejuang Tanah Air’s (Pejuang) application to join Perikatan Nasional was rejected in March this year.

For Hadi to sign the dubious Malay Proclamation screams not only desperation, but also an insult to the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS – Parti Islam Se-Malaysia). Mahathir had made known his rejection of PAS’ Islamic law and even ridiculed Hadi’s zero political knowledge, telling him to just be an “ustaz at some kampung (village)”. Heck, Mahathir has even labelled Hadi as a “kafir (infidel)” and a Muslim traitor.

Mahathir's 'Malay proclamation'

Exactly why does Hadi work with the old senile man whose party had been annihilated in the 15th General Election? The only reason the fake holy man shamelessly rubbed shoulders with a snake oil salesman is because Mahathir has billions of dollars stashed to fund the Islamist party in the upcoming state elections and to bribe MPs to jump ship.

The pathetic attendance of Malay Proclamation clearly shows not only Anwar haters are not united, it also shows both Bersatu and PAS are having an internal power struggle. And this is the sixth sign that the plot is fast fizzling out. Initially, it was agreed that Muhyiddin would be the prime minister. After he arrogantly rejected the King’s unity government, Perikatan plunged into chaos.

Desperate to snatch power, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) was offered the prime minister position to switch sides. Now, it has been exposed that Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin, who has been appointed as the Opposition Leader, is vigorously collecting SDs to make himself the prime minister – indicating team Muhyiddin and team Hamzah are fighting each other.

This has led to the seventh sign – the negative response from Sarawak over the opposition’s new plot to seize power via back door. Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg said he was unaware of any conspiracy brewing in Peninsula Malaysia and he was too busy celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Sarawak, and the coming Gawai celebration, to care about Malaya’s infighting.

Crucially, the Borneo state says Sarawak Malays have no interest in Malay Proclamation because race and religious extremism do not exist in Sarawak. Insiders said about a third of GPS MPs reject any cooperation with racist bigot Bersatu, what more with religious extremist PAS. Abang Johari was himself grilled by his own party members when he hastily supported Muhyiddin as PM last November.

The eighth sign was the spectacular flip-flop shown by former UMNO warlord Noh Omar. Sacked from his party, he had vowed to contest in the Tanjong Karang state seat and to make the constituency a stronghold for Perikatan Nasional, only to deny it the next day. This shows something really bad is happening in the opposition, so much so even Noh has been thrown into disarray.

Perikatan Nasional is paying the price for belittling and insulting the Malay Rulers during its backdoor administration. Hence, the ninth sign is obvious – Istana Negara (Palace) insiders revealed that any coup to topple Anwar-led unity government would fail because the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King), Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, will not entertain such request.

During the 33-month Perikatan Nasional in power, PAS had gone as far as conspiring with illegitimate PM Muhyiddin and fabricated the revocation of the emergency laws without the consent from the Palace, a move tantamount to usurping the powers of the King – an act of waging war against the King, an offence that carries capital punishment – “death penalty”.

While King Sultan Abdullah and Sarawak Chief Minister appeared sick and tired of endless plotting in the country, the powerful Sultanate of Johor has sparked the tenth sign to end the opposition’s wet dream. In his latest warning, the monarch said – “Enough is enough. How long more must the 30 over million people of our country endure this situation? The economy must recover and Malaysia’s prosperity must be prioritised.”

Sultan Ibrahim of Johor would be the next King after he “respectfully declined the offer” in 2016. Under the Malaysian constitutional monarchy, the post of Head of State or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is rotated among the nine hereditary Malay Rulers. It would be hard for the Sultan Johor to decline again next year, when the current king’s term ends on January 2024, as all other eight rulers had already taken their turns.

As the new King, Sultan Ibrahim will be bad news to both Muhyiddin and Hadi. Initially refused to concede defeat with dubious claims that he had 115 SD (statutory declaration) to support him as prime minister, Muhyiddin reluctantly backed off after the Sultan Johor congratulated Anwar Ibrahim on his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister, effectively sealed Muhyiddin’s door.

More importantly, the Johor Sultan – considered the de-facto leader of the nine Malay Rulers – is the most liberal monarch. He had stated previously that “Bangsa Johor” does not condone extremism of any kind, particularly from one faith to another. In 2021, he warned power-crazy politicians that he will not entertain any political games and risk destabilizing the Johor state and the government.

Based on the good relationship between PM Anwar and Sultan Ibrahim, Perikatan Nasional is game over once the monarch becomes the new Agong. The Opposition has only about 6 months to pull a rabbit out of the hat. And that rabbit is to overwhelmingly defeat Anwar-led Pakatan Harapan state government in Selangor, Penang and Negeri Sembilan. - FT

Anwar Ibrahim paid tribute in passing to ex-PM Dr Mahathir 
who’s absent.Proton was his pet project...


06 May 2023

Anyone but Anwar...

Dr Mahathir Mohamad charged recently that the negative portrayal of the so-called “Green Wave” was simply an attempt to spread fear about Malay rule. Mahathir said that the Malays had dominated the government for 60 years; during that time, the country  progressed rapidly and non-Malays did well. There was, therefore, no reason to fear another Malay-majority government. 

Mahathir is, of course, being disingenuous in conflating the genuine concerns that Malaysians have about PAS with anti-Malay sentiment. The issue here is not about whether non-Malays have a problem with a Malay-majority government. As Mahathir noted, Malaysia has always had Malay-majority governments. Even the present unity government is a Malay-majority one. In fact, there are more Malays in  cabinet today than there were during Mahathir’s second term as prime minister.  

The real issue is whether the so-called green wave – a reference to the rising power of PAS – is good for the country or not. There are plenty of reasons to be wary of PAS which is led by a man whom Mahathir himself has, at various times, called confused and dishonest amongst other things. 

PAS has promoted religious extremism at every turn. PAS also insists on sidelining non-Muslims and depriving them of their rights as citizens in the name of religion. On top of that, PAS is  incompetent and incapable of running a modern state. As Mahathir himself noted, Hadi Awang has ““zero political knowledge and is unfit to lead any government”.

Just look at Kelantan where the people do not even have decent drinking water despite decades of PAS rule. PAS-ruled Kedah is also having similar problems. When they were in power in Putrajaya following the infamous Sheraton Move, their performance was just as dismal. They enjoyed all the perks of office but did nothing of any substance for the people or the nation. PAS president Hadi Awang, for example, was paid thousands of ringgit as a special envoy but did next to nothing to deserve it.

If PAS takes over the federal government, investors will flee and the economy will go into a tailspin. And of course, Malaysia will begin to look more and more like a Taliban-ruled country. PAS has also shown itself disrespectful of the institution of the Malay rulers. It has defied the rulers’ edict on politicians preaching in mosques, defied the Sultan of Selangor on the Bon Odori issue and is now accusing the sultans of being, in effect, manipulated by the DAP. Such an accusation is both insulting and deeply disrespectful. 

Clearly, this isn’t a party that champions ‘bangsa, agama dan negara’, as it claims; it is a party that will trample upon everything that makes Malaysia unique, including our system of constitutional monarchy, in order to win power. No surprise then that Malaysians remain wary and distrustful of PAS.

Mahathir likes to pretend that he is a Malay nationalist but really all this grousing is simply about his own deep-seated personal animosity towards Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. As far as Mahathir is concerned, any government – no matter how extremist, incompetent or corrupt – is better than one headed by Anwar. 

If Mahathir really cared about the Malays and the country, he should be supporting Anwar’s unity government not fighting it. After all, it is a Malay-majority government and is upholding Islam, the Malay rulers and the special position of the Malays as per the Federal Constitution. It has also taken a clear stand against corruption, something that other Malay-majority governments including his own were lax about, to put it mildly.

If only Mahathir could get over his own personal animus towards Anwar, he might see that the unity government is now the best hope we have for rebuilding Malaysia. Close cooperation between Pakatan Harapan, Barisan Nasional and parties from Sabah and Sarawak (unthinkable until now) offers the possibility of a strong and stable government, one that has the potential to uplift all Malaysians. 

By all means hold Anwar’s feet to the fire if he does not perform; behaving like a flag bearer for PAS, however, just looks like the antics of a man who simply can’t get over the fact that his nemesis in now prime minister despite all his efforts to block it. - Dennis Ignatius

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has filed a defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and is now seeking compensation totalling RM150 million as well as an apology and retraction of the alleged defamatory remarks. In the lawsuit filed in the High Court in Shah Alam on May 3, Dr Mahathir referred to alleged defamatory remarks by Anwar on March 18 at a special national congress.

Dr Mahathir cited Anwar's speech at the event titled "Kongres Nasional Khas Malaysia Madani: 'Perlaksanaan Sebuah Idealisme'' at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam, which he said was streamed live on Anwar's own Facebook page and PKR's YouTube channel. According to Dr Mahathir, Anwar's remarks were clearly referring to him as he had been prime minister twice (for 22 years and 22 months in his two terms).

Dr Mahathir claimed Anwar had alleged that he purportedly discussed issues concerning Malaysians only after losing power, also listing Anwar's other allegations as purportedly including suggestions that he was racist and encouraging racial division.

In his lawsuit, Dr Mahathir is claiming for RM50 million in general damages and RM100 million in exemplary damages over Anwar's alleged defamatory remarks, as well as a court order for Anwar to immediately retract all of his remarks.

Dr Mahathir is also seeking a court order for Anwar to cause the immediate removal of the sharing by others of Anwar's remarks on social media platforms and in the media. He also wants the court to order Anwar to make a written unconditional and open apology, including an undertaking not to make any statements touching on his reputation and integrity, with both the apology and undertaking to be subject to his satisfaction and agreement. - mm

Vengeful old man who confirms again he'd always hated Anwar, and never intended to honour promise to pass the premiership to him in his last government.- KS

Since the old man sued, it’s time for DSAI to let the cats out of the bag. Some old people just don’t know how to exit gracefully and needed to be put in Sg Buloh - Harimau_arif

The old fox at it again. He is now shaking the tree to weaken the unity government state election. This is the next step to unrooting the unity tree. Alas, as a former statesmen, he should be thinking of 30m Malaysian instead of toppling one Anwar Ibrahim - MKMM

Now PM Anwar need to go all out and expose how this menace and nuisance fellow is able to enrich himself together with his children.Even though we suspected Mahathir's wealth all this while but we do not have any tangible evidences to prove in any court of law. Just words of mouth.Therefore, once PM Anwar produce the proofs in open court, Malaysians and people around the world will be able to see themselves how Mahathir accumulate his wealth during his 22 years tenure by means of cronyism and nepotism.Let the game starts and make no mistake, it will be game over for Mahathir. - Apa nama is back

“Mahathir contended that the defamation suit should serve as a lesson to any leader to never issue statements with malice to smear any individual.” He should follow his own advice then. Back in 1998, he accused Anwar of sexual misconduct even demonstrating it on TV, for crying out loud! His vengeful attitude knows no bounds. Just because Anwar refused to do his bidding (bailing out his son from enormous debts) his wrath and anger surprised the whole country, especially the Malays.So, go on ahead and proceed with the lawsuit and see all your secrets exposed by PMX. In Malay, this is called ‘senjata makan tuan.’ Clearly you deserved to see all your wrongdoing and shenanigans from other people’s perspective. - Moontime

No court is going to award Mahathir damages in the sum of RM150 million just because he asked for it. The quantum of damages is for the judge to determine and not Mahathir or his lawyers. To date the courts are against awarding punitive sums as damages in defamation cases. If Mahathir is lucky he may get at most RM1 million or less. Since Mahathir claims to be a pensioner with no assets in his name, Anwar should seek security for costs in the amount of RM15 million from Mahathir to cover his costs if Mahathir loses the case. The power lies with Anwar and not Mahathir. Who do you think has control over the police, MACC, the IRB and the media? Thanks to Mahathir's 22 years of dictatorship, the concentration of power in the office of the PM of Malaysia even surpasses that of the US President. - Gerad Lourdesamy

It will be an out of court settlement! - Maya

Tapi PAS dah mensucikan segala dosa2 Tun...


04 May 2023

PAS sign Tun M’s 'Proklamasi Orang Melayu'...

PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang and several Islamic party leaders have signed the “Malay Proclamation” document which is said to be the brainchild of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr Mahathir’s aide Abu Bakar Yahya posted a picture on Facebook of Hadi signing the document to signify his support for the former PM’s call for the Malays to unite and “save” the community. “Several top PAS leaders led by Hadi have expressed their support for the proclamation (by signing the document) in Dr Mahathir’s presence,” penned Abu Bakar in an accompanying post.

According to the “Proklamasi Orang Melayu” Facebook page, the meeting took place last night (May 2) with PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan and vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar being among those present. Hadi disputed accusations that the proclamation was racist in a video that was shared on the page. He asserted that the Malays were Malaysia’s “original” race.

In March, a previous attempt to hold the event featuring Dr Mahathir was called off after the host venues cancelled the organiser’s booking. At the time, the former Langkawi MP accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of ordering the cancellation. “Nothing like this can be done without his (Anwar) consent or directive,” lamented the two-time PM.

Dr Mahathir stated last week that people should not fear the “green wave” of Perikatan Nasional (PN) support, pointing out that Malaysia saw rapid development during the 60 years that it was controlled by a Malay majority. The former Pejuang chairman MP also noted that non-Malays “achieved a lot of progress” during that period. – focusmalaysia

Each with their own interpretation to justify their dubious moves. Pity them, no money coming in without power. - Me Ratnam

Save the Malays? From the kleptocrats and thieves amongst them, who are destroying this country. - GMOD

These are a bunch of desperate and expired politicians. One bunch is power crazy and obsessed with overthrowing the Unity government by all means. Another bunch led by a former twice PM whose children's net worth amounting to billions. He fears an investigation will be carried out on his wealth. - Kawak

Ini agendanya, perlu jatuhkan PMX sebelum case defamation ke mahkamah.. kalau tak semua rahsia yg disorok selama ini akan terbongkar. - YellowKiwi9432

Semuanya Melayu. Yang membuat DEB pun Melayu, yang buat Polisi pun Melayu, Ynag memerintah pun Melayu, Yang menjaga keselamatan pun melayu, Yang nak menangkap orang yang rasuah pun melayu, Yang menjaga hal ehwal duit pun Melayu, Raja-raja pun melayu, Menteri Agama Islam pun Melayu, Yang jaga kewangan pun Melayu, Yang Menghancurkan orang Melayu pun Melayu, Yang Mengkayakan kaum keluarga sendiri dan kawan baik pun Melayu, Yang memerintah selama 22 tahun pun Melayu, Yang jadi Duta besar Timur Tengah pun Melayu, Yang memerintah 22 bulan dan 18 bulan dan 13 bulan Melayu......semuanya Melayu. Yang membuat aduan bahawa Melayu ditindas pun Melayu. Prokomasi ini untuk menyedarkan bahawa orang Melayu yang menanda tangani dekalarasi ini adalah orang Melayu yang telah menipu dan mempergunakan orang Melayu untuk kepentingan orang Melayu sendiri. Itu lah orang Melayu kita...Melayu Tertipu bang. - Semi Value

Melayu tertipu lagi...

Entah apa benda proklamasi Agenda Melayu yang Tun M buat ni. Melayu tipu Melayu! 

Kelantan dan Terengganu dua dua Negeri 90% Melayu, era Tun M jadi Perdana Menteri lah 2 negeri itu didiskriminasikan..

Terengganu ditarik balik Royalti, Kelantan dinafikan hak pendaratan gas dan minyak di Bachok dibawa ke Songkla, Siam, kemudian salur ke Gurun, Kedah. Yang kaya anak beranak yang terlibat dalam sektor Oil n Gas, berberapa kerat. Yang miskin rakyat 2 negeri paling miskin di Semenanjung Malaysia.

Takkan benda sekecil itu pun PAS tidak faham, kemaruk untuk berkuasa hingga terpaksa terpaksa lupakan apa Tun M dah buat pada Pas. Kesian mangsa mangsa peristiwa Mamali. - Syam Ghaz

‘Enough is enough’: Johor ruler speaks 
out against political instability talks...

Johor ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar expressed concerns over reports of instability within the government months after the 15th general election (GE15).

As such, he reminded elected leaders that voters placed high hopes on them, hoping the 222 MPs would bring back political stability.

"Until today, the 222 MPs cannot get on the same page, with efforts made to derail the stability being carefully built. "This is not healthy for the entire nation, whether socially, economically or even our standing internationally.

“Enough is enough. How long must the 30 over million people of our country endure this situation? “The economy must recover and Malaysia’s prosperity must be prioritised,” said Sultan Ibrahim on Facebook. - mk


02 May 2023

Could it be enemies from within who’s spooking Anwar?...

Reading the mainstream media reports and the social media chattering, I sensed that the Prime Minister’s (PM) own supporters are spooking him. Stories are told of conspiracies and plots to topple him. Some of these speculations, storytelling and hearsays are being manufactured and circulated to demonise PM’s purported enemies.

One such spook who fashioned himself as corporate leader and advisor to the PM even accused former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of being behind the belligerence of the Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.

But in doing so, they exposed their own fears and lack of confidence in Anwar as PM. They make him out to be weak and vulnerable. Almost invariably, the purported conspirators and plotters are the very same people who were accused of disposing him more than two decades ago.

In reality, these so-called conspirators and plotters are nothing by way of power and influence when compared to him. How could they then topple him? Unless of course these speculators, storytellers and soothsayers believe that the PM is so utterly weak, helpless and powerless.

Or they are creating these dreadful spectres (ghosts) in order to spook him so that he becomes more dependent on them. For context, I dare say that Anwar is as powerful as the sixth PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Like Najib, he’s both the PM and Finance Minister.

When Dr Mahathir was the Pakatan Harapan (PH) PM (2018-2020), he wasn’t a finance minister. The same applies to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Dr Mahathir was abiding by the PH policy that PM should not hold any additional portfolio.

By sidelining the PH policy, Anwar controls both power and money. Yet his fanatical supporters are continuing to churn out stories that he is in eminent danger of being toppled by his powerless adversaries. Or maybe they know something that we the outsiders don’t!

With tens of thousands eager supporters and well-wishers reported to have thronged his Malaysia Madani open house in Kedah – an enemy state – his mainstream and social media promoters should sound more confident. Give him courage and stop frightening him with ghosts and demons. – Datuk A. Kadir Jasin

 What does maaf zahir batin 
mean for Sanusi?...

The Kedah menteri besar had poured scorn on the open house organised by the prime minister when the festivities are all about wiping the slate clean, among others.Maaf Zahir dan Batin, an often repeated but meaningful phrase during the Hari Raya festivities, seems to be lost on Sanusi Nor. The Kedah menteri besar poured scorn on Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s decision to host Hari Raya open houses in the six states where elections are to be held in a few months.

Sanusi claims it was a political move to campaign for the upcoming polls.He has even said such events were a waste of money, although Pakatan Harapan secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail dismissed the notion, citing the price of ketupat and lemang to back his argument.

Despite the criticisms, Sanusi showed up at the open house, on grounds that the sultan of Kedah was attending it. He was also quoted as saying that “today is a day of peace”. (Funny how he did not figure that it was to be a “day of peace” earlier.)

But why create ill feelings, distrust animosity and hatred towards the intentions of others in the first place? You can’t hold grudges and you are not supposed to. Is that not the whole point of Hari Raya Aidilftri? To forgive and forget.

You simply do not harbor ill will even toward your worst enemy. If anything, Anwar, PH and Barisan Nasional are merely political enemies, at worst. That would be the essence of Maaf Zahir dan Batin. And how can one beg for forgiveness if the same person does not offer the same courtesy?

This is you wanting to swipe your slate clean and to start afresh. This is how it should be. But this is how one separates a politician from a leader. It all boils down to sincerity. Lead by example, so that we know you mean every word of Maaf Zahir dan Batin instead of treating it as an empty phrase to fill a greeting. Otherwise, don’t bother saying it.- Clement Stanley 

Three rationales why Bossku’s royal 
pardon hits a major stumbling block...

Now that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s royal pardon is ‘rejected’ (no discussion by the pardons Board on the matter), the question is “Why?” Anyone observing closely the drama will be able to piece together the jigsaw puzzle that this is nothing but a ploy to de-stablise the unity government helmed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PMX).

The fact that UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman supports the unity government – and this being the humble request of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah himself – makes it difficult for BN to exist as a coalition.

The dissenters will have to live with it that the palace wants a unity government to run the country for a full five-year term. As pointed out by Tian Chua in an earlier article, the unity government set up by PMX has to be pragmatic with the inclusion of Zahid as a key cabinet player.

It is also not easy for Zahid to play the balancing act between supporting the wishes of his party and yet being a member of the unity government since the palace is involved. A change of Agong next January should technically not affect the stability of the unity government set up by the present King.

Therefore, the UMNO faction that once supported former PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin – including MCA – has no choice but to tag along with Zahid till at least the end of the full parliamentary term (2027). Voters do not want yet another snap election.

Why royal pardon?

Put simply, the campaign for Najib’s royal pardon is a poorly concocted game plan which was bound to fail. The party was already told that UMNO as a political party has no locus standi to appeal for Najib’s royal pardon.

However, the fact that the campaign still went ahead shows that the real reason was to destabilise and discredit Zahid as UMNO president. Once Zahid is removed, the next president may not necessary support the unity government.

In their attempt to shake Zahid’s position, Najib’s loyalists have unwittingly mixed their loyalty to the party with their loyalty to a former comrade. In fact, reliable sources had earlier hinted that the present Agong is unlikely to grant the royal pardon to Najib due to possibly a number of reasons.

Firstly, the incarcerated former Pekan MP has only been in prison for less than a year. This – being a case of public interest – would make a mockery of both the palace and the nation if Najib’s crime was granted a royal pardon.

Secondly, Najib’s first appeal was already made last year, hence a subsequent appeal could only be granted once every two years.

Thirdly, the SRC International case is not the only case that Najib is involved in. With a number of other on-going cases – if Najib were to be found guilty – he would have to serve the full prison term. One can only receive a royal pardon once – not twice or more.

Therefore, Najib for now would have to sit still until his opportunity for a royal pardon comes knocking on the door – and that is – also if he shows true remorse. Above all else, this is not about the Agong’s whims and fancies but the wise King is well-aware that Malaysians are fed up with the prospect of another national poll so soon after the recent one on Nov 19 last year. –  focusmalaysia