Dictatorial and Vindictive Tokong

What a real dictator party.. even own people is not spared from giving state aid to their own constituency.

Flood aid to victims is even politicized and used as a tool of vengeance.

Blue-eyed penjilats of Tokong who joined after DAP came into power is given priority over long-term veterans who have gone thru thick and thin with their party.

If this party ever wins Federal power, you CAN BE SURE they will abuse their powers to the max!

Instruments of the states WILL be used and abused to go after their enemies or to benefit their loyalists.

You add in the Mahafiraun dictator Mahathir into the mix, and you will now pretty much have a money-back guarantee that this abuse will sure happen.

Just a small state and it is already happening so frequently and so blatantly – as if the Rakyat is stupid enough or cannot see.

LSS.

Original Article: Free Malaysia Today

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55 Responses to Dictatorial and Vindictive Tokong

  1. a says:

    Calling DAP / the party boss Lim Guan Eng a dictator –

    Here are the relevant definitions of the word “dictator” in the well known dictionaries:

    A. Oxford –

    1. A ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force.

    1.1 A person who behaves in an autocratic way.

    1.2 (in ancient Rome) a chief magistrate with absolute power, appointed in an emergency.

    B. Cambridge –

    1. a leader who has complete power in a country and has not been elected by the people

    2. a person who gives orders and behaves as if they have complete power:

    C. Merriam-Webster –

    1 a : a person granted absolute emergency power; especially, history : one appointed by the senate (see senate 1a) of ancient Rome

    b : one holding complete autocratic control : a person with unlimited governmental power

    c : one ruling in an absolute and often oppressive way

    Trusting that providing the definitions above is being constructive, now let’s discuss the post and the definitions above without name calling and foul language.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tun Mahathir led Umno BN had won many GEs with more than two thirds majority parliamentary seats. Strategically, and when he knew it’s time, he stepped down in 2002 to allow his selected and supported Tun Abdullah aka Pak Lah to helm and win a more than 90% majority parliamentary seats at GE11 in 2003 (of course the popular votes was just more than 50%). Subsequently, Pak Lah lost the two thirds majority at GE12 and a lower popular votes. Najib Razak led Umno BN at GE13 did worse and lost, with the federal opposition winning the popular votes. We envisage the Umno BN will have it worst at the much awaited GE14 and a formidable Pakatan Harapan coalition takes over the helm of the parliament.

      • Anonymous says:

        When Nur Jazlan was chairman of PAC he was very gungho about getting to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal and at one stage seemed critical of the 1MDB management including the chairman of its advisory board. However after joining the cabinet Nur Jazlan not only totally abandoned his earlier zest to uncover the scandal he became an obedient little puppy. Position do change people’s principle and perspective. No wonder one can say cash is king. How sad ! No wonder Tun M said he is still a small kid.

        • Position Attracts, Principle Distracts says:

          He took the offer of a position and was distracted from whatever principles he might have had.

          Agree with Tun that he is a small kid.

          Always looking for things to say or announce, even inaccurately on one occasion. Running-for-publicity kid.

        • Anonymous says:

          Very obvious these people in authority stick to the principle of “you scratch my back, I scratch yours!” MACC won’t charge MO1; and head of MACC is not charged for gallivanting with another’s wife to Bali!

          The latest Remand and Release of Anuar Musa over MARA scandal falls within this “scratch” principle!

          When BN is involved MACC will catch and release giving the impression MACC is acting without fear or favor. But for the opposition, MACC will catch on the slightest pretext whether the evidences are manufactured or otherwise and the court will even go to the extent of misinterpreting the Federal Constitution to make sure the case sticks. It is too obvious for all to see and MACC/judiciary system have lost their credibility in the eyes of Malaysians.

          MACC is obviously not independent and sucking up to their political masters. The situation is pathetic, and likely to be detrimental to the ruling coalition. The next GE will be telling if we can rid our country of the parasites.

          By the way, what is happening to the Isa Samad’s case? Has investigation been completed and if not why are they taking so long? If completed and passed to the AG, why is the AG not taking any action?

          • Anonymous says:

            Isa has no more back to scratch. The back of the one he scratched to get the Felda job before has worn out. Maybe the skin was damaged, full of rashes, even scabies.

            If AG not taking any action, maybe because wanting to protect bossman’s image (front, not back, because already damaged) .

            Moral of the story: don’t follow others making tons of money like from 1MDB, because God is great and you’ll be found out. Forget about having billions, just 1-2 millions is already good enough for you and bad enough for corruption. Damn.

          • The Scratching Blokes says:

            One would love to see such blokes scratch a huge hive of wild, extremely painful stinging bees.

            Not being vengeful but wanna see God punishing such blokes. Especially if no action on the corrupt buggers by the authorities.

            But seeing from a distance, not from the bees’ striking range, hehe.

      • Anonymous says:

        污桶控制的媒体报道歪曲事实.

        • Anonymous says:

          Kurang Ajar Tulisan Cina Bukit

          Pendatang ini kurang ajar tak habis habis. Di beritahu dengan Bahasa Inggeris berkali kali pasal menggunakan tulisan cacing di blog yang biasa dengan BI dan BM, tidak di peduli nya. Tak hormatkan Perlembagaan Negara berkenaan penggunaan BM dan bahasa ibunda.

          Ini nyata Cina Bukit, turun temurun “hill tribes of South China” yang professor sejarah kata menduduki Selatan China sabelom penduduk Utara China turun ke selatan beribu tahun dahulu. Berkahwin campuran dah beribu tahun, tapi tabi’at Cina Bukit itu tidak hilang.

          Mereka di bawa ke negara ini dek celaka British kolonial sebagai kuli (coolies) di abad 19. Cina Bukit sudah tentu tidak bertamadun, tak reti bahasa, tak hormatkan sesiapa, tak hormatkan Perlembagaan negara berkenaan Bahasa Kebangsaan, maka telah di halau berhijrah ke negara yang Perlembagaan nya mereka hormati.

    • Diplomat says:

      The failure to truly address minority concerns may come back to bite the premier in 2018.

      Malaysia’s ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO) met last week in the last assembly before the general election next year. While Prime Minister Najib Razak did not use the moment to call the election, which must be held before August amid swirling rumors it will occur in the early months of 2018, he did secure his position as the candidate and highlight the importance of engaging minority voters. But the real challenge for Najib will be balancing his “Malay First” strategy with this minority outreach in a way that is credible enough for him to secure victory at the polls.

      The conference saw Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed as the pair to take UMNO to the election, with permanent Chairman Badruddin Amiruldin throwing the full uncontested weight of the party behind the two.

      “In the spirit of togetherness and mutuality it is decided at this assembly that the post of president held by Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the post of deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, will not be contested in the coming elections,” Badruddin said, as reported by local media.

      The fact that this occurred uncontested was expected but nonetheless testament to Najib’s capacity for survival against the odds. Just a few years ago, some were calling for Najib’s head after the full extent of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption case was revealed in 2015. The party seemed to be in turmoil, but Najib hit back by banishing detractors and displaying a ruthlessness even some party insiders doubted that he could summon.

      Meanwhile, Najib’s leadership period, beginning in 2009, has also overseen a remarkable fall in UMNO’s influence with the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, losing the popular vote for the first time ever in 2013 and losing seats. In an effort to quell discontent among, Najib rebranded his leadership as less liberal and moderate and spearheaded a party shift toward conservative Islam – a move which may have saved his leadership then, but is coming back to haunt him now ahead of the general election.

      Racial demographics have long been one of the most vital indicators of electoral success in Malaysia. The perception of UMNO moving closer to hardline Islamic politics and a rigid interpretation of Islam has led to increasing criticisms of racism and a renewed focus on minority voting blocs.

      As the campaign heats up, UMNO leaders have launched a concerted effort to reach out to ethnic Chinese voters who once supported the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), Barisan Nasional’s second-largest party in the coalition of race-based parties, before turning to the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) in droves since 2008.

      This campaign has largely consisted of downplaying commentary pieces and opposition talking points, rather than dedicated policy to combat discrimination and improve minority representation in the country.

      Longtime UMNO lawmaker Annuar Musa warned voters that support for DAP had only entrenched Chinese discrimination. “We want the Chinese to be leaders and rulers, that is why we have an alliance. We want the Malays and Chinese to be leaders. But by supporting the opposition, they have become the opposition,” he said late November.

      It is a point UMNO seems keen to reiterate, with Najib using his address at the assembly to reach out to minority voters, although he couldn’t resist the opportunity to throw some mud at the opposition.

      “UMNO is not a racist party. If we were, how could we accept and work with component parties of other races in harmony for decades?” he said, as reported by Singapore newspaper TODAY, referring to the ethnic parties in the Barisan coalition.

      “I must also stress that UMNO is not anti-Chinese. But it is obvious that the Chinese and some of the Indians were also dragged, trapped, and victimized by the opposition’s [‘war on perception’] and lies.”

      The address demonstrated both the difficulties UMNO will face in balancing the various needs of each voting bloc and Najib’s inability to hit that balance with the required sensitivity. After reaching out to the Chinese community, he followed up with the reassertion of talking points heavily criticized as exclusionary and racially tinged.

      “If the opposition wins … the special rights of Malays, as the original forbearers of this land, from a noble and free race, will have its pride stepped on and its [position] in the center sold. Are we willing to allow Islam to be belittled and insulted on this soil? Secondly, do we want to see the institution of Malay Rulers desecrated or even betrayed?” he said.

      Notably, the needs and wants of the ethnic Indian voting bloc have been so far largely ignored. This population makes up 7 percent of Malaysia, with the community numbering 2 million. Much like the MCA, the Malaysian Indian Congress in the Barisan coalition was once the most widely supported party among the community, but since 2008 it has lost much of the vote to the opposition. Unlike Chinese voters however, UMNO appears far less concerned about this bloc.

      During the 2013 election, Najib had promised to improve the lot of the Indian minority in Malaysia through employment and education opportunities. Those promises are yet to eventuate and in some indicators have actually gone backwards. That hasn’t stopped Najib from claiming credit anyway, telling a MIC meeting in September that he is the “the father of the development of the Indian community.”

      Figures from the Malaysian Indian Blueprint, a report on which the current government has based development goals for the Indian community, revealed the startling disparity between Malaysian Indians and the wider country. The ethnic group represent 11 percent of youths in prison and scores below national averages in graduation rates and reported high rates of workplace discrimination. But, with Indian issues typically siloed off to MIC representatives rather than relevant ministries, little action has been forthcoming.

      As the election season progresses, Najib will have to engage further with minorities, with many pollsters expecting these ethnic blocs to swing the results. But given the ease with which he pushes a “Malay first” policy, how many will fall for it?

      • Anonymous says:

        Copy pasting the entire article in one shot, without comments, are you?

        Why not just provide the links?

        • Anonymous says:

          The relationship of Feldarians and UMNO is one of dependency and dysfunctional. Trying to compete with UMNO head to head is, in the best circumstances, hard slogging. The best chance is opportunistic and there are not that many. PH need sensational issue to move the needle significantly. Felda folks can tolerate corruption, si long as they get their dedak on time

      • Anonymous says:

        One hardly hears of 1Malaysia anymore, let alone Kedai 1Malaysia. Or 1Malaysia clinics. Kedai 1Malaysia has been found to sell goods that are more expensive than mom and pop shops. Kedai Buku 1Malaysia is owing its supplier money.

        The so-called National Economic Transformation model has lost its traction. Pemandu, which is supposed to spearhead the reform of the Malaysian government, came up with a slew of key performance indicators (KPIs) where added meetings and trips abroad were all counted as added productivity to Malaysia, not wastage.

        This transformation is nothing but transformation using exciting decks of PowerPoint presentations that help camouflage the facts instead of telling them. It is just a “PowerPoint” Transformation model that focuses primarily on telling “narratives” to help prop up Najib. Nothing less, nothing more.

        The Blue Ocean Strategy has become a sea of red ink. The listing of Felda Global Ventures has collapsed. Non-core businesses like properties in London and Australia have had to be sold off in order to cover the embarrassment of former chairman Isa Samad, who is under investigation for corrupt practices.

        Even Malaysia’s public finances are in severe shape. 84% of the government’s spending in 2018 is listed as operational expenditure, whereas 16% is dedicated to the development expenditure of the 14 states in Malaysia.

        Of the 16%, more than a quarter, according to Budget 2018, is corralled and given to the gargantuan Prime Minister’s Office and Department. How can Malaysia avoid the ignominy of what economists at Khazanah Malaysia called the “middle-income trap”, if each state will receive less than 1% of the development expenditure?

        • Anonymous says:

          Transformation wasn’t successful.

          The enthusiasm of the Administrative And Diplomatic Service (Perkhidmatan Tadbir & Diplomatik, PTD), which traditionally implements policies of the government in power, appeared to have been dented by Najib breaking the tradition of having a Malay as its head, a man who normally becomes the Chief Secretary of the Government and the Secretary to the Cabinet.

          A non-Malay was appointed to that post – reportedly above the heads of more senior ones – and to the post of the next most senior officer of the PTD, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance.

          Expatriates were brought in at very high pay and perks for doing the same jobs that the PTD Officers were capable. Many PTD officers must have felt demoralised. And time was lost explaining to the expatriates by the PTD Officers of current systems and procedures adopted by the government.

          The rationale for Najib having Transformation and Pemandu is debatable. But, all told, his Transformation and Pemandu affairs were far from satisfactory.

      • Anonymous says:

        人民已经认为马华已经失权又失智,颠覆历史,莫不堪声,著作微弱,苟且偷生,这就是马华英雄本色。

        • Anonymous says:

          Kurang Ajar Tulisan Cina Bukit

          Pendatang ini kurang ajar tak habis habis. Di beritahu dengan Bahasa Inggeris berkali kali pasal menggunakan tulisan cacing di blog yang biasa dengan BI dan BM, tidak di peduli nya. Tak hormatkan Perlembagaan Negara berkenaan penggunaan BM dan bahasa ibunda.

          Ini nyata Cina Bukit, turun temurun “hill tribes of South China” yang professor sejarah kata menduduki Selatan China sabelom penduduk Utara China turun ke selatan beribu tahun dahulu. Berkahwin campuran dah beribu tahun, tapi tabi’at Cina Bukit itu tidak hilang.

          Mereka di bawa ke negara ini dek celaka British kolonial sebagai kuli (coolies) di abad 19. Cina Bukit sudah tentu tidak bertamadun, tak reti bahasa, tak hormatkan sesiapa, tak hormatkan Perlembagaan negara berkenaan Bahasa Kebangsaan, maka telah di halau berhijrah ke negara yang Perlembagaan nya mereka hormati.

  2. a says:

    Clearly, DAP / Lim Guan Eng are not dictatorial because they have not gotten power in Penang by force.

    Neither have they behaved in an autocratic way. The definition of “autocratic” is: “relating to a ruler who has absolute power, taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions.” They have no absolute power; both the party and the Penang government have measures in place for check and balance. They have their party elections and and are subject to the national / state elections.

    And nobody can justify accusing them, by the American Merriam-Webster dictionary definition, of “one holding complete autocratic control : a person with unlimited governmental power”.

    Remember, any one accusing them so must remember that the same can be said of UMNO/BN and bossman Najib – one clear example: no party leadership elections in UMNO.

  3. a says:

    Merriam-Webster’s definition –

    c : one ruling in an absolute and often oppressive way.

    Now, where can you find examples of that in the DAP / Lim Guan Eng case – do state the facts, the sources of your information and the links where necessary, if you can find any.

    Remember again that “absolute” is defined as “1. not qualified or diminished in any way; total. synonyms: complete, total, utter, out-and-out, outright; 2. viewed or existing independently and not in relation to other things; not relative or comparative.

    And “oppressive”? Well … some of you may want to think of Najib and the GST burdening even the low income … the ever-increasing prices of goods …………..

    And remember, the synonyms for “oppressive” are: harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, crushing

    Well, folks, having dug out definitions and synonyms for you, have a good day bashing on the “dictatorial and vindictive ……” – I hesitate naming names for fear of being accused of name-calling!

    Actually, there are politicians in UMNO/BN who are in that category.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lim Kit Siang, Guan Eng, DAP members and supporters must be happy with the above three comments.

      The benefit of being in Pakatan Harapan. Support for one another among DAP, PPBM, PKR, Amanah.

  4. Anonymous says:

    “vindictive Tokong” –

    MO1 is much worse.

    To the extent of using foul language –

    “Bangang, haramjadah” to his cyber troopers during Pru13 campaign.

    “Kepala Bapak Kau” to the audience at MCA General Assembly.

    Extremely unbecoming.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Actually, there are three sets of laws. One is for members or leaders of opposition parties – where action is swift and hard, where the flimsiest of evidence is sufficient.

    The second is for the ordinary rakyat – perhaps a wee bit less severe compared to first one (although they might “reward” you a bit for not being in the rank of opposition supporters).

    Third is for the Umnoputras – where the rakyat knows that nobody will ever be charged because there is always insufficient evidence even though evidence is dripping all over the world.

    Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/405518#6lXT6WM4tLx7OdgS.99

    • Anonymous says:

      The sentiments of deep resentment for UmnoBN are at its zenith height and no what ever power wield by them thru their institution to surpress will be abled to stop the fall of this absurd , outrageous immoral and circuitous kleptocrats regime. They are extremely undesirable.

      The Rakyat will do our part that is the very best to protect the county constitution and bring it back for all to be untited and shares the country glory. UmnoBN must go and totally to be extinc to prevent future recurrence.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The following comments were meant to be here, therefore now repeated:

    Najib Has A Malay-First Policy? says:
    December 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

    That’s what the Malays have been wanting to know and have been rising in support of Pakatan Harapan Tun Dr Mahathir who created one Malay billionaire during his rule.

    After supporting Forest City that was said would bring 2.8 million mainland Chinese into Johor, giving away so much to the mainland Chinese by way of projects, contracts etc, to the extent that Tun M said it affected the national sovereignty, where is Najib’s so-called Malay First policy?

    Now an article in the Diplomat entitled “The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election” claims “The failure to truly address minority concerns may come back to bite the premier in 2018.” No, he has not fully addressed even the “majority concerns” and that will plonk him at Pru14.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Najib Has A Malay-First Policy? says:
    December 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Extracts from the article –

    Just a few years ago, some were calling for Najib’s head after the full extent of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption case was revealed in 2015. The party seemed to be in turmoil ..

    Meanwhile, Najib’s leadership period, beginning in 2009, has also overseen a remarkable fall in UMNO’s influence with the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, losing the popular vote for the first time ever in 2013 and losing seats. In an effort to quell discontent among, Najib rebranded his leadership as less liberal and moderate and spearheaded a party shift toward conservative Islam – a move which may have saved his leadership then, but is coming back to haunt him now ahead of the general election.

    The perception of UMNO moving closer to hardline Islamic politics and a rigid interpretation of Islam has led to increasing criticisms of racism and a renewed focus on minority voting blocs.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may not have intended it, but his Bugis remark has aggravated the monarchs of Johor and Selangor at a delicate time for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance the former prime minister now chairs.

      Even so, political observers said that any potential fallout from the personal “clash” between the new leader of the Opposition and the sultans on voters who still revere the royal institution will be overshadowed by their financial concerns over the steep prices of goods and services.

      “It is seen more as a clash between Mahathir and the royals. In Selangor, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has good working relations with the sultan so this would help them to minimise the negative impacts,” Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia lecturer Faisal Hazis told Malay Mail.

      The associate professor in the university’s Institute of Malaysian and International Studies said that despite the influence the royals have especially in the Malay heartland, voters will prioritise bread-and-butter issues over any perceived slight on their ancestry.

      Faisal also said the four-party PH alliance have more immediate matters to address compared to worrying about the impact of royal censure against their chairman.

      “Pakatan Harapan’s fate is determined by whether they can strike a formidable electoral pact, have efficient party machinery and persuasive alternative narratives.

      • "Bugis Pirate" Remark Meant Only for One Person says:

        It is not and should not be “a clash between Mahathir and the royals.”

        The “Bugis Pirate” remark was meant only for one person. Tun M has said so long ago. That the Selangor Sultan took offence was ill-advised.

        And, in any event, the royalty is not expected to be involved in politics. The Malaysian constitution, drafted by the British colonialists, is patterned after the British Constitution where the Monarchy and does not engage in politics, refrains from making controversial comments.

  8. Najib Being Racist? says:

    Najib said (the Diplomat article):

    “If the opposition wins … the special rights of Malays, as the original forbearers of this land, from a noble and free race, will have its pride stepped on and its [position] in the center sold. Are we willing to allow Islam to be belittled and insulted on this soil? ”

    Whoever wants to step on the rights of the majority race in this country? Is he being racist saying so?

    He’s playing the religious race card, too. Asking “Islam to be belittled and insulted on this soil?”, Najib is grandstanding on an issue that already has him whammed for fraternizing with PAS and helping pass RUU355 which is seen as leading to the implementation of PAS Hudud in this country.

    But credit him for saying “If the opposition wins …” He acknowledges the possibility that Pakatan Harapan will win. “Probable” is the word. Najib expressing so via verbal language now. Even body language at other times.

  9. PH online GE14 kit for voters says:

    This is a good one – PH launches online GE14 kit for voters

    PH today launched an online kit for Malaysian voters to download election campaign materials ahead of the 14th general election.

    The Opposition bloc urged Malaysians to download the materials in the “Do-It-Yourself Pakatan Harapan Election Kit” and to share it with others before the polls that must be held by August next year.

    The kit is available on pakatanharapan.com.my and contains posters, brochures, stickers, and video content, including messages from PH leaders.

    Among the PH leaders that attended the launch were PH chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PH president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, DAP’s Gobind Singh Deo, DAP’s Teresa Kok and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu among others.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Another good one –

    Pro-Pakatan blogger lodges reports on Bank Negara’s losses

    A PRO-PAKATAN Harapan blogger has lodged a police report urging authorities to investigate Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) alleged RM160 billion loss in international reserves over a three-year period a couple of years ago.

    Mohd Hanizam Yunus, who blogs under the pseudonym Blue Ocean, said more police reports would be lodged nationwide by other pro-PH bloggers later today.

    “The amount is seven times more than the forex losses of 30 years ago (under Tun Mahathir),” he said.

    Dr Mahathir had highlighted the central bank’s international reserves losses between 2013 and 2015 to counter criticisms over his handling of the forex losses 30 years ago.

  11. Political Funding says:

    Opposition wary of political funding – forum on public funding for political parties
    themalaysianinsight.com

    The question is: whatever laws in place now, are they being observed and enforced?

    Tun Mahathir has said that at the PRK Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, bags of rice, electrical goods etc were handed out to voters – in addition to cash.

    And the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s bank account was said to be for general elections purposes? What purposes, specifically, were they?

    Corruption has been on the rise during Najib’s rule. In the Transparency International Corruption Index, Malaysia’s ranking has gone down several notches. It was No.55 out of 176 countries in 2016.

    1MDB must have caused that shameful degrading ranking a lot.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dr M claims extra taxes imposed on Opposition donors
      Malay Mail Online

      The “UMNO Dirty Tricks Dept” appears to be active.

  12. DoJ and 1MDB says:

    Lawyer: US not likely to seek Malaysia’s help in 1MDB probe
    Free Malaysia Today

    Because AG Apandi had declined to extend the mutual legal assistance (MLA) twice when sought by the Swiss AG.

    But sure US DoJ would be talking to Jho Taek Lo and Najib’s stepson Riza Aziz, as they were among those named in th DoJ documents submitted to the US court in connection with seizures of assets concerned with “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering”.

    Haniff, who is Tun Mahathir’s lawyer said this in response to Sessions’ statement that the 1MDB issue was “kleptocracy at its worst” and that the DoJ was working to provide justice to the victims. Poor Malaysians, we are “victims” – due to Najib’s acts and/or omissions.

    Lawyer S N Nair, however, said Sessions would attempt to get the assistance of Apandi as the origin of the alleged activities emanated from Malaysia. But no chance of Apandi agreeing – he was appointed by Najib out of the blue and must be protecting Najib to the end. Even the Auditor General’s Report on 1MDB accounts was made an official secret under the Official Secrets Act.

    FMT got in touch with Apandi via WhatsApp on whether he would extend the MLA to the US but did not get a reply.

    Sessions told the international audience at a Washington forum, “In total, 1MDB officials allegedly laundered more than US$4.5 billion (nearly RM20 billion) in funds through a complex web of opaque transactions and fraudulent shell companies, with bank accounts in countries ranging from Switzerland and Singapore to Luxembourg and the United States,”

    Sure, US can get the information that the other countries have. We await DoJ’s Press Release (like theirs of 15 June 2017) this time giving the full identity of “MO1” and the crimes he committed. DoJ Kleptocracy Division would be helping us get rid of Kleptocracy in this country if they make the Press Release as soon as GE14 date is announced.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Anybody cares what this fellow says?

    Go back to school and learn respect, Jamal tells Dr Mahathir, wife
    The Malaysian Insight

    Jamal is a joker. Turning up in a towel at Selangor State Government premises one day some time back.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Mahathir, lawyer push Putrajaya for Anwar’s immediate release
    Free Malaysia Today

    That will strengthen mutual support and camaraderie among members of the Opposition and produce a unified onslaught against Najib.

    In politics, there is no such things as permanent enemies; only permanent whacking of Najib until he falls at GE14.

  15. Anonymous says:

    The US can recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if they wish, it is their choice. Malaysia and other Islamic countries can recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, that’s their choice. And Israel will continue to rule Jerusalem, whatever anybody says.

    The Muslim world should best spend energy and effort to improve its respective states’ economy, technology, governance, social justice, etc. When the Muslim world progresses and becomes strong, it will have a strong voice to fight their noble cause.

    • Israel will not rule Jerusalem forever says:

      The Jews are, historically, cousins of the Arabs. They left the area and became hated in Europe because of their practice of usury, lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest.

      Hatred for the Jews was everywhere to the extent that William Shakespeare many hundred years ago wrote the stage play, “The Merchant of Venice” about a heartless Jew demanding, in court, for “a pound of flesh” of a loan defaulter. Hitler mass-murdered 6 million Jews during World War II, by poisonous gas, etc.

      Jerusalem had been changing hands for thousands of years. Roman Emperor
      Titus conquered it in 90 AD. And Emperor Hadrian later. During the age of the Crusades, the then Jewish Jerusalem was burnt to the ground. Christians hated the Jews, too, at that time.

      Later, the Muslims conquered it. The highly revered mosque Baitul Muqaddis was built on the ruins of the Jewish Temple (referred to as the Temple Mount) behind which Jews from all over the world have been praying against the wall. Prophet Muhammad went to Heaven from that mosque.

      Israel’s creation was supported by the Americans because of concern that too many of them were entering US since the end of World War II. The Jews in the US did their bit in getting US to support Israel, and US sent a used nuclear reactor there. Damn. Now, Donald Trump’s son in law and Adviser Jared Kishner is a Jew. The Jews in Israel are having their day.

      But vicissitudes – changes of fortune, the rise and fall of empires, happened throughout history. Muslims will never agree to Israeli further bullying, after having illegally occupied Palestinian land. The time will come when the likes of the Crusades happen again and history perhaps see Tel Aviv pulverized into dust. Despite the Americans bullying the Iranians on nuclear issues. Such is the nature of human beings. An note that one Muslim nation, Pakistan, already has nuclear weapons now.

      No doubt no one wants a nuclear war now. But crazy guys exist from time to time. One is in North Korea now. Nobody can tell what happens when one nuclear missile is released.

      • Anonymous says:

        Malaysia’s Mahathir calls Trump a ‘villain’ for Jerusalem plan –
        Reuters

      • Anonymous says:

        Those who oppose the Jews should not boycott McDonald’s, but all the technology products and Hollywood movies mostly produced by the Jews.

        • Anonymous says:

          Agree don’t boycott McDonald’s.

          Anyway, the Jews are ok, only the Zionists (political Jews, domination of the world etc) are detestable.

          Yes, in Hollywood, they sexually harass the actresses and wannabe actresses, too, don’t they. Damn.

      • Anonymous says:

        The whole of the Middle East is but a chessboard of the US of A, The House of Saud is supposed to be the epitome of the Islamic world, if they stayed away from this joke of the semi retarded President, why are leaders of the rest of the Muslim world congregating in Ankara including Ah MO1 other than for political reasons? Do you think the semi-retard would have made this stupid announcement before consulting the House of Saud?

    • Israel will not rule Jerusalem forever says:

      “a strong voice” will help “fight their noble cause”? Really?

      The crazy Donald Trump doesn’t even bother about what the United Nations say. On simple things like global warming, for example.

      The Muslims had 500 years of glory from the 7th to the 13th century when the Mongols invaded Baghdad, the centre of Islamic civilization then. Muslims led the world in science, mathematics, medicine during that time.

      Yes, now the Muslims have to grapple with bread and butter issues and the divide and rule by the big powers such that Saudi Arabia is in the same camp as the US, fighting the Yemenis, about a million of whom are in dire need of food, in “imminent danger of starvation” – CNN news yesterday 15 Dec 2017.

      And the likes of Najib 1MDB making Muslim nations weaker in leadership and economic progress. But alas, God is great. China with a huge country and the largest population on earth, 3,500 years of history etc, suffered poverty and misery so much that they became communist and Mao Zedong made them treated as pariahs by the West. But now, since 2-3 decades ago, they have become the 2nd largest economy and a powerful nation in the world.

      Nobody can tell when the Muslim nations will rise again. But remember, they have had the track record of being leaders in the world for 500 years until the 13th century. If China without such a track record, can make it, no reason the Muslim nations cannot rise again. No matter how long it’ll take. Not to wield “supremacy”, but to be respected at all times. Especially by the Zionist Jews.

      • Anonymous says:

        Have you watched Schindler’s List movie?

        • Anonymous says:

          No. Why don’t you tell us about it and the relevance here.

          • Anonymous says:

            The movie was banned in Malaysia.

            Schindler’s List is a 1993 movie based on the book Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally (the book was later renamed Schindler’s List as well). The movie, adapted by Steven Zaillian and directed by Steven Spielberg, relates the tale of Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who was instrumental in saving the lives of over one thousand Polish Jews during the Holocaust. The title refers to a list of the names of 1,200 Jews whom Schindler hired to work in his factory and kept from being sent to the concentration camps.

            The film explores the theme of good versus evil, using as its main protagonist a “good German”, a popular characterization in American cinema. While Göth is characterized as an almost completely dark and evil person, Schindler gradually evolves from Nazi supporter to rescuer and hero. Thus a second theme of redemption is introduced as Schindler, a disreputable schemer on the edges of respectability, becomes a father figure responsible for saving the lives of more than a thousand people.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Don’t insult Islam. It’s a very lowly character to do so. Plus, you’ll get yourself into jail –
    Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam – news24.com

    Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian woman was given a six-month jail term on Friday for making offensive remarks about the Prophet Mohammed in a mosque, state media said, a fresh sign of growing tensions in the multi-ethnic country.

    Tham Yut Mooi, from the country’s ethnic Chinese minority, was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque in northern Perak state in May 2016, the state-run Bernama news agency said.

    The 46-year-old housewife was also fined $3 700 at a magistrate’s court in the city of Ipoh.

    The case highlighted the long-simmering tensions between the Muslim Malay majority and the country’s ethnic and religious minorities.

    Malays make up about 60% of Malaysia’s 32 million inhabitants, and the country is also home to substantial ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.

    Critics say the government has exacerbated religious and ethnic divisions by pandering to Muslim hardliners and cracking down on anything deemed un-Islamic in a bid to maintain support in the Malay heartlands.

    Comment: Especially so when Najib has been wooing PAS members and supporters re GE14, helped get RUU355 tabled in Parliament and made non-Malays worry that it’d lead to PAS Hudud being implemented in this country.

  17. Najib highly unpopular since 2015 and increasingly being hated ... says:

    The M’kini article says, “In short, with Najib being highly unpopular since 2015 and increasingly being hated, with a non-Malay electorate having no love for BN since 2005, and with a highly discontented Malay electorate ready to rise against the political elites, the end is nigh for Umno-BN.”

    More extracts:

    Prime Minister Najib, the emperor with no clothes

    Umno will walk into this election handicapped by these factors: Najib himself, no love from the non-Malays, and massive discontent over the economy.

    As the 1MDB scandals and the donation-gate were exposed, the prime minister’s national approval rating nosedived to the thirties (in percentage) and never returned to its former glory.

    the 1MDB scandal … the voters will walk into the polling booth knowing that the prime minister had taken money into his own personal bank account …

    Whether they like it or not, both Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor are hated figures among the electorate. On the social media and political gossip circles, they are constantly ridiculed by parodies, not by the opposition but by the spontaneous public.

    After Umno’s right turn in 2005, signified by Hishammuddin Hussein’s keris waving antics, non-Malay voters no longer voted for Umno.

    .. MCA’s claim that BN had 35 percent of Chinese votes .. there is a campaign to ask Chinese voters to spoil their votes in the next election – because BN leaders know that it is impossible to convince Chinese voters to vote for them.

    Average Malaysians are struggling to survive because the economy is bad for them. Worse still, the Najib government refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem.

    In short, with Najib being highly unpopular since 2015 and increasingly being hated, with a non-Malay electorate having no love for BN since 2005, and with a highly discontented Malay electorate ready to rise against the political elites, the end is nigh for Umno-BN.

    • Tun M has a Plan B and C to defeat BN says:

      In October Mahathir mentioned a Plan B if the Registrar of Societies failed to approve the registration of PPBM in time to face the next general election. It was approved.

      In the latest blogpost, Dr Mahathir reiterated that Prime Minister Najib Razak was using various means to prevent the opposition from winning, including using the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to put the squeeze on potential donors to opposition parties and giving monetary aid even though the government was short of funds.

      “But now comes the ultimate blow. Prevent the opposition from offering an alternative to BN in the coming election. To do this all the government has to do is to refuse or delay the registration of the Pakatan Harapan coalition and to deregister Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, the party of choice of Umno dissidents and Umno supporters among the voters.

      “But Najib will still lose. The opposition can fall back on Plan B and Plan C.” He dd not give out details.

      Mahathir said Najib feared a lot of financial support for the opposition and to stop this he was resorting to threats and harassment against potential donors to the opposition.

      “This takes the form of squeezing individuals and companies for extra income and corporate taxes. The income tax people visit the potential donors and demand to be paid more taxes.”

      Mahathir provided examples of how the IRB allegedly worked in ensuring that potential donors stayed away from the opposition.

      One way, he said, was to reclassify allowances and make them taxable.

      “Tax would be demanded on these newly taxable items and back dated by 10 or 20 years. Suddenly the taxpayers find that they have to pay millions in back taxes.”

      If the taxpayer refuses, the company books and records would be seized and business would have to stop, resulting in huge losses. Resolving the matter in court would take many years, and sometimes, he said, even passports would be confiscated.

      “Desperate, the taxpayers would bargain with the tax-collector. He would agree to pay a lesser amount and plead for payment in instalments. Sometimes the tax department would agree. But the taxpayers are warned not to donate to opposition parties; not even being seen near them.”

      Another form of harassment, he claimed, was to accuse the businessmen of money laundering, and forcing them to agree to a fine and “not to donate to the opposition parties, not even to continue friendship with certain individuals”.

      “This type of tax-collecting is unprecedented. But the staff are said to be willing to do illegal things because they may receive a bonus for increasing tax collection.”

      All the above make Najib and his gomen hated by more people.

      Mahathir said all signs, including cutbacks on funds for ministries, pointed to the fact that the government was short of funds, yet the government was spending more money “to counter voter sentiment against Najib and his government”.

      He listed some of the monetary aid being given by the government, including to Felda settlers, fishermen, the chairmen and secretaries of Village Development Committees (JKKK), and the BR1M payments.

      Najib resorts to feudal ways of getting support. Even by giving what he does not have. Then ask for a supplementary budget when the gomen exhausts the current budget allocations. What kind of management is this. He should be voted out.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sheila Majid exposed Umno’s emperor with no clothes with rising cost of living issue while Umno glorifies economic transformation at the recent Umno assembly. Ha ha!

      • Anonymous says:

        The delegates were furious, weren’t they? The Ministers, Deputy Ministers, too.

        If they have their way, singers won’t be allowed to sing. Not appear on Tv etc.

        What transformation they talking about? Bring 2.8 million mainland Chinese to Forest City etc to reside permanently in Johor and become competitors to our local Chinese who have less capital to do business? 700,000 units of million Ringgit plus apartments in Forest City alone x 4 (average per family) = 2.8 million mainland Chinese. What the ….

        • Anonymous says:

          Who insulted Islam?
          Do not over react please.

        • Anonymous says:

          Ah Jib brought in Jack Ma here to operate Free Trade Digital Zone, a venture that will kill the rice bowls of many Malaysian SMEs that could not compete with PRC firms. MCA should see that itbis a threat to many local Chinese SMEs.

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