Mahathir’s Motivation

mahathir-bersihSource: LSS Report

The image of Mahathir in a BERSIH 5 shirt while doing a video advertistment to promote the event was a real eye-opener for many people – some people applauded him while many others were turned off.

We may never know if his presence was the reason why BERSIH 5 attendance was down by as much as 80% as estimated by BERSIH themselves or down 60% as estimated by MalaysiaKini but that is not the focus of today’s article.

Much has been said about Mahathir’s recent U-turns, many of which have puzzled friends and foes alike. He has made so many that we can only speculate what else more in future where he would make similar U-Turns in support of DAP’s stand.

There are already a lot of these U-turns – some of which are shocking, including his his call in the foreign media for foreign intervention in Malaysia.

So, what had motivated the former Prime Minister to make such shocking U-turns which is so out-of-character based on his past track records that to many, it has made him look like the ultimate shamless hypocrite?

Unless Mahathir spills the beans himself, we can only speculate.

But it is easier to say what is not the reason than to say with certainty what is the real reason. Let’s list them all down.

It is not because of 1MDB or RM2.6 billion or any alleged corruption.

Why do I say this? Well, Mahathir had actually publicly announced in August 2014 that he had pulled back support from Najib. Remember this date, August 2014. This event had sent shock-waves in the local media at that time.

This is way before there were any allegations on 1MDB or any hint of RM2.6 billion in PM’s account. Continue reading

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Forgiving Mahathir is not the same as trusting him

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Do you remember 1998? People are in the streets peacefully chanting “Reformasi” and carrying banners with the words, “Mahathir Undur!” Soon, they are chased by riot police, who kick them and beat them with batons. The brutal, vivid scenes are captured by AP reporters. Many demonstrators are arrested. Yet the prime minister who oversaw that crackdown is now celebrated at protests. He himself now views protests as necessary.

Do you remember the Bank Negara forex scandal? Or the Perwaja Steel scandal? Or the Bumiputra Malaysia Finance scandal? (Google all of them.) Do you remember the frequent bailouts of failing companies, including MAS, at a steep loss for taxpayers? Yet the prime minister during all those events now says he’s concerned about corruption, malfeasance, and incompetence in the government.

Does anyone believe that Mahathir is a changed man?

Do you remember when he attacked Tunku Abdul Rahman for being too nice to the Chinese? Do you remember when he was the patron of Perkasa, an organization notorious for its racial rhetoric? Do you remember when he criticized Najib’s effort to remove the 30 percent bumiputera equity quota for many companies? That quota-lifting was a welcome and progressive pivot away from race-based policies. Yet Mahathir now has the gall to call Najib “very racist.”

Do you remember all the politically motivated arrests that happened under Mahathir’s rule? Do you remember when he opposed repealing the Sedition Act when Najib proposed the move? Do you remember when Mahathir blamed a rise in crime on the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Banishment Act? Yet he now complains about Malaysia as a “police state“, apparently alarmed at the lack of freedom and democracy.

Do you remember when Mahathir pushed for Tunku to be removed from power? Do you remember when he did the same to his own successor Abdullah Badawi because the latter refused to do his bidding? Yet Mahathir is now portrayed by many as a selfless statesman who wants to ‘save Malaysia’ from Najib. Give me a break. Don’t you see the pattern here?

This isn’t about setting scores, or seeking justice for past sins. Too many are fixated over whether Mahathir should be forgiven, since he has now joined their crusade against Najib. But that’s entirely beside the point – forgiveness is a red herring dreamt up by those desperate to soothe very legitimate doubts about our former dictator. Continue reading

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Bersih Bullies!

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Tokong is a very nice person

img_9178The Penang Govt is planning to build an eight-lane highway along Gurney Drive after the completion of reclamation works there, in order to aid the dispersion of traffic created from the Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 (STP2) project at Tanjung Tokong.

Lim said that the highway is estimated to cost between RM300 million and RM400 million, an amount that is set “to be borne by the state at this point in time.” He added, however, that discussions on financing are still ongoing. “This will benefit the state,” Lim said.

Along this area is also where the RM15 billion GDV Wellness City of Dreams project by CZBUCG will be and this new highway will benefit it.

This is also the Penang state land that was pre-sold by CZBUCG for RM2.83 billion back in January even though the feasibility studies for the Penang tunnel project is not ready yet.

The Penang Govt really treats this company very well:

  • Give them RM305 million to do reports;
  • Fully pay them RM6.34 bllion to build the project and still give them 30 years toll;
  • Allow them to pre-sell RM2.83 billion of state land even though no actual construction work has started;
  • Give them the state approvals to build a RM15 billion project there to make even more billions;
  • And now use state funds of up to RM400 million or RM200million per km to pay to build 8-lane highway which will benefit their RM15 billion GDV so their property prices will be high.

Tokong is a very nice person.

Highway Details

P.S: the RM200 million per km for just a highway is almost 3 times more expensive than the 688km ECRL project at RM79 million per km which includes train stations, lots of tunnels and bridges, actual trains, and signalling systems which Pakatan says is very expensive and the most expensive in the world

I dunno lah.. I think Pakatan leaders such as Tony Pua and Rafizi are quite blind when it comes to Penang.

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Wikileaks, DC Leaks, Malaysia BERSIH, Maria Chin, SOSMA and the Ukraine Experience

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This is a long blog post but a deadly serious subject like this certainly requires it.

In the middle of this year, exposes and leaks by both WikiLeaks and DC Leaks have shocked the US presidential elections. This got Hilary Clinton into a lot of trouble with the FBI. Many of these leaks also concerned George Soros’ Opens Society Foundation /

2,576 files predominately related to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. The leak included the Foundation’s internal work plans, strategies, priorities and other worldwide activities by Soros.

There are many references to Malaysia and a mysterious “Malaysia Program” are in these documents.

This particular document caught my eye as this review of George Soros activities towards “free and fair” elections in Malaysia alleges funding, training and assistance by George Soros to BERSIH, Merdeka Center, the BAR council and MalaysiaKini – all of whom have since publicly confirmed their links with OSF.

The document also says George Soros has a personal interest in Malaysia while it suggest that they want opposition to win but do no want to be too blatant to show that.

It says that the OSF started working on the General Elections in 2010 in anticipation that the elections would be announced in 2011, two years after Prime Minister Najib replaced Ahmad Badawi.

Not only did OSF themselves say they have funded BERSIH activities since 2010 but they said “While the majority of support was through grant making, the Malaysia Program took on more than the traditional grantmaker’s role, and actually became the driver of the work.”

Yes, Soros’ foundation is the DRIVER of the “free and fair elections” movement.

Consistent with the expose of George Soros actively lobbying the USA politicians to remove Najib, it seems that these people have been working on trying to “change” Malaysia for quite some time with a deliberate plan and funding.

In their own review document, OSF themselves admitted that OSF’s support for the grantees was INSTRUMENTAL for the galvanizing of public participation and supporting civil society efforts and that OSF support was particularly impactful for youth participation with hundreds of thousands of youth mobilized. Continue reading

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Tokong Gets More Paranoid!

lim-guan-eng-dapThe increasingly paranoid Tokong continues to go after the press whom he believes is all ganging up on him – whether Chinese or English or Malay newspaper.

This time, Tokong wants to sue The Star for alleged defamation for publishing “lies” by state BN chief Teng Chang Yeow.

He says that the mainstream media had failed to press Teng to show proof that I have rejected the agreement.

He also says that the mainstream media must demand documentary proof from whoever is making a statement before publishing the statement.

Since when is the media the police or the judge and needs to demand and examine “proof”?

Shall the media also demand documentary proof from you before publishing when you told them that there is no conflict of interest when it was pointed out that your wife owns a property consulting services company in Penang with Phang Li Koon where you are head of the State Planning Committee and the EXCO in charge of land matters?

Or how about yesterday? Should the media demand documentary proof from you when you stupidly said that company law means that minority share holders have no say who to sell their shares to and at what price?

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Tokong Naik Angin Again!

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has sent a notice of demand against the Star Media Group Bhd and its two reporters over an article published in The Star deemed defamatory to him.

Lim said The Star newspaper had printed “lies” by Penang BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow on a Jerejak Island deal, where Lim was alleged to have rejected a profitable deal.

“I had not revealed to anyone that I had instituted legal proceedings against The Star but yet Teng knew and announced it in his press statement yesterday.

“Only The Star and me would be privy to this information.

“This only further validates suspicion that the mainstream media and BN have such a close rapport, that they fail  to demand the same degree of truth, documentary proof, investigative reporting and public accountability as they demand from the Penang Pakatan government,” Lim told reporters at the Penang Assembly today.

On Nov 15, Teng said the Penang government via a state agency, had skipped a redevelopment deal on Jerejak Island in 2013.

Teng said Lim, as a chairman of the state agency, had rejected a deal that could have made a “guaranteed RM450 million profit based on a gross development value of RM1.5 billion” if it went through.

Teng made the statement based on “reliable PDC sources”. Lim has since demanded for proof of his claim.

In response, Teng asked Lim to release correspondence related to the deal. Lim retorted by saying since Teng was the accuser, the burden of proof was on him.

Recently, state agency Penang Development Corporation (PDC) had sold its 49% stake in Tropical Island Resort Sdn Bhd (TIR) to a Ideal Properties Group subsidiary. TIR owns 80 acres of Jerejak Island, which includes a closed down resort.

Federal agency Urban Development Authority (UDA) holds the majority share in TIR at 51%. PDC has sold its share for a RM140.6 million profit.

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We Are Sorry, Tokong Force Us To Do This! Kan Nee Neh (Hokkein – F Him!)

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