What Mahathir And Anwar Really Think Of Each Other

Source: Malaysia Today

The facts speak for themselves. What Mahathir and Anwar thought back in the 1960s and 1970s has not changed. They still believe what they believed 50 years ago. So, what about what they thought about each other? Has Mahathir changed his mind about Anwar and vice versa? If you think they have then you are more stupid than you look. And so that you remember what they used to think about each other, and what they still think about each other, have a look at the video below.

The impression Pakatan Harapan is trying to give the public is that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim have buried the hatchet and have forgiven each other. Of course, they need to do that because if not then how can they convince the voters to vote for Pakatan Harapan if Mahathir and Anwar still hate each other and still wish to kill each other?

That is called political expediency. You do what you need to do and say what you need to say to give confidence to the voters so that they will vote for you. If the voters think Mahathir and Anwar are still trying to outfox or outwit each other then they will not vote for Pakatan Harapan.

Have Mahathir and Anwar really forgiven each other?

The argument that Mahathir and Anwar have changed and that they no longer think like how they used to and no longer carry the same old vices, doctrines, prejudices, hates, etc. is utter nonsense. If you believe that then you probably believe in Santa and the tooth fairy as well. When judging someone you need to look at the person’s long-term track record and history and not at just one point in time.

It is like taking your blood pressure reading. It is taken every 20 minutes over 24 hours and not just once when you visit the doctor. At that point of time when you visit the doctor the reading could be affected by many things but every 20 minutes over 24 hours and under different situations will reveal what the reading really is.

Take Mahathir’s views of the Chinese as one example. In 1969, he condemned the Chinese. He also condemned Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman for ‘giving in’ to the Chinese, and this is the reason for May 13, argued Mahathir. In the 1990s, Mahathir called the Chinese ‘Asian Jews without the hooked nose’. In 2013, Mahathir condemned Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for ‘wasting time’ with the Chinese when the Chinese will still vote opposition whatever you do for them while it is the Malays who keep Umno in power and who Najib should look after. Continue reading

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Dr M Mudah Lupa!

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Pakatan’s Fake News

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Highly Suspicious Deal By Tokong

Here is another very suspicious issue about the Penang Tunnel scandal.

This is a page from the official Penang PAC report on the Penang Tunnel project.

The way that the cost of the consultancy fees to do the RM305mil reports seems to be structured to be front-loaded with the intention that the bulk of the fees are quickly paid by the Penang Govt up-front.

The fees to do the report for the 10.6km Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang paired roads with construction cost of RM377 million is a staggering RM120.4 million.

This means the reports cost for this road is 32% of the construction cost – which breaks all government cost guidelines where such a project should only cost a maximum of 5% only.

Compare this to the RM96mil cost of reports for the much more complicated undersea tunnel that cost RM3.5 billion to construct.

Remember that this costing is from official Penang Govt sources.

It is so ridiculously lop-sided and front-loaded that you can only conclude that the project was designed to get maximum money upfront that even if the actual tunnel reports and project never gets done, it doesn’t matter as the company awarded the project would have already made all their money.

Among the many suspicious activities and possible wrong-doings in this project, I am confident that the MACC will also be investigating this issue.

Eric See-To

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Tokong Playing Sympathy Card, We Are Not Stupid Lah!

Media Statement from Abdul Rahman Dahlan

Guan Eng should stop fishing for sympathy

1. News portals reported today that there is a possibility that DAP’s Lim Guan Eng may not contest in GE14 citing his upcoming corruption trial dates as a reason.

2. It is important to note that Guan Eng was charged with these two counts of corruption more than 1 1/2 years ago in July 2016.

3. The trial dates are only being scheduled now after such a long delay because of Guan Eng’s attempt to challenge the MACC act as unconstitutional – a case that went through the High Court, Court of Appeals and all the way up to the Federal Court.

3. Whether this was a deliberate attempt to delay his trial, only Guan Eng knows.

4. Therefore, Guan Eng only has himself to blame if his court dates are scheduled as they are now.

5. Guan Eng should have confidence in our courts where he will be allowed to defend himself in an open and transparent manner. The public will also get the chance to look at the evidence against him as this trail will receive public and media attention.

6. The length of former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo for a similar offence which started in 2010 until he was convicted in the year 2015 will provide comfort to Guan Eng that there is little to fear that he is not able to contest in GE14. Whether he will win or DAP keeps the Penang state government or not is, of course, entirely different matter altogether.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan,
Director,
Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications

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Of PKR, Football and Talking Bull

Source: The Malaysian Insight

I’m not sure if Pakatan Harapan understands media or even journalism. News is defined by what is new, and thus it makes the headlines.

So when you repeat the good old youth promises of affordable housing, lesser migrant workers, higher salaries, and then add making the English Premier League (EPL) available on Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), of course it’s going to make headlines.

Pakatan’s defence that this isn’t a high ranking priority is whitewashing the fact that it was high enough to bloody get a mention in their manifesto. Their explanation that this is to try to undo the cable television monopoly by Astro is also another red herring, especially since people can just ask HyppTV to provide the same for a fee.

Only problem is I have to wonder if that means HyppTV would have to pay Astro for such rights.

At the same time, some Malaysians are already viewing football matches online rather than bothering to subscribe to the cable TV package after finally understanding that nobody is actually at home to watch it most of the day and thus, Astro seems a waste.

Others will just gang up with friends and watch it at a pub or a mamak – which is also why there is resistance to having such places shut at midnight.

And then, there is the argument on costs. While the cost to screen all 380 Premier League matches is opaque, it is said to have been RM1 billion for three seasons from 2013 to 2016, with an increase of 25 to 30% every renewal. This would make the current seasonal cost from 2017 to 2019 some RM1.3 billion – roughly RM433 million per annum with a 25 to 30% increase every year.

Imagine what that would look like in their budget tabling every October.

Thus, is Pakatan promising to allocate this much to RTM in their shadow budget? This is odd, since I didn’t see it listed in their last presentation. One can only wonder what would have happened had Wong Chen mentioned this plan in front of Jomo KS for his economic analyses.

And while the Pakatan youth leaders are going about defending this football fetish of theirs on social media accounts, they can’t seem to answer the very basic of questions – how did the Premier League heading on RTM become part of their manifesto? Continue reading

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Graft in Penang Undersea Tunnel Project

The Malaysian Insight reported that the Penang government today refuted news reports that the administration had allowed the special purpose vehicle company undertaking the undersea tunnel to pre-sell state land rights worth RM3 billion.

“Prove it that we approved the pre-selling of land rights. Where did they (the newspaper) get the RM3 billion figure?” asked Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. – link

The land in question is a 50 acre piece of land of Gurney Drive that is supposed to be given as payment to the Penang Tunnel Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) once they have completed building the 3 roads portion of the project.

This land is currently being reclaimed by another private company but contractually, they have to surrender this land to the State Government.

It is thus a land rights. Rights under law as well as accounting is considered an asset and has value – it is as good as real land when the reclamation is complete.

As of today in Jan 2018, the SPV has not even started construction of any of the roads, hence by right the land or land rights does not belong to them yet. They can only claim full ownership of the 50 acres one they have satisfactorily completed all 3 roads.

However, in partnership with a listed company, the SPV announced a RM15 billion GDV project on this land on 13 August 2015 with the Penang Chief Minister as a witness. – link

And on 16th January 2016, the SPV company signed to sell the full 50 acres to a subsidiary of the listed company for a total of RM2.83 billion (okay, not exactly RM3 billion as reported by The Star). The Penang CM was also a witness at this signing too. – link 1 & link 2 Continue reading

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Tokong Mudah Lupa!

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