The Joke Of The Year

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  1. a says:

    This Mr ISA had ISA and used it prudently on those people who deserved it such that there was peace and order practically all the time during this 22 years rule.

    Now under Mr ISA SAMAD’s friend, all sorts of things happening causing erosion of respect for authority, leadership and rule of law. Almost everywhere people are breaking the rule on traffic lights – not just motorbikes, even cars drive on red lights.

    And ISA SAMAD was involved in the whacking of FELDA assets, misappropriation of about RM half a billion. Maybe thinking that’s nothing compared to RM2.6 billion and US$4.5 billion (about RM 19 billion) songlap-ed from 1MDB by his friend, etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      1MDB is indeed the biggest joke of the year. Last year, this year and next year. Until the joker is placed behind bars or imprisoned.

      It wouldn’t have been funny if the Auditor General’s report on 1MDB accounts was not hidden away from the public – made secret under the Official Secrets Act.

      • Anonymous says:

        The sulking Malaysians who still prefer to demonise Mahathir rather think of the damage being done by the present government are generally a small section of the urban middle and upper class who tout themselves as democrats and intellectuals. They prefer to cut their noses to spite their own faces. Then, there are those who always feel aggrieved if no apologies are openly offered to soothe their troubled souls. However, thanks to the thinking and forgiving rakyat who understand that the priority is to reform the country and right the wrongs so as to improve the lot of the suffering Malaysians, that there is a light for the opposition coalition at the end of the tunnel. If only the opposition leaders are less petty and selfish and discard the feeling of self- importance and can see the bigger picture will the support of the thinking and brave rakyat beat fruits.

        • . says:

          Yes, “the urban middle and upper class who tout themselves as democrats and intellectuals” – they are dreamers, should live in US under the “liberalism” of the mad Donald Trump who makes it very difficult for Muslims to enter the country because of ISIS.

          Trump should ban Jews, too, because of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the cruelties inflicted on the Palestinians for decades. But the bloody nepotism-practicing bloke follows the advice of his Jewish Senior White House Adviser son-in-law Jared Kushner and now wants to move the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, against the voice of over 130 members of the United Nations. Damn.

          Surely the “democrats and intellectuals” realize that the evidence on the “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering” by MO1 shows the need to remove the master perpetrator but lull themselves into letting the status quo remain, some maybe having vested interest in dedak in one form or another.

          But they are a tiny minority. The majority wants change and the status quo will be no more at Pru14.

          • Anonymous says:

            BN umno cybertroopers are the sickess! They threat normal citizens lives in disguises. They spread lies and manipulate for their own gain. They are even paid by taxpayers money! They work for the people who have power and money. They will do anything, unethical misconducts to kill those of free speech!

        • Anonymous says:

          There are many unanswered question about Najib’s scandals. Why is the Chinese parties who bought the inflated land to pay IPIC hidden? Why is Isa Samad STILL treated like kids glove despite scandals after scandal (i.e, is he actually a Malay Jho Low?)? How come ECRL is going ahead even though its clear its disaster? How come the toll road for Sg. Rasah and Batu Tiga eliminated without detailing the compensation which will come from somewhere else? What is the MRT ridership at full fare not disclosed for months?

          • Anonymous says:

            No answers from them. Depa dah bingong.

            Tak lama lagi tunggang langgang, lintang pukang, masuk longkang.

          • Anonymous says:

            When the government win only 47% of the votes how do you define a democratic government. Why so scared of a 92 years old. Need to report to police. If so free sit down in a coffeeshop and list out what good have the present government did for the country. The only good I can think of is GST. 1MDB. FELDA.

      • Anonymous says:

        CM Lim Guan Eng is right. If PM Najib is interested in BN Forex losses decades ago, he should also be interested in the current issues like 1MDB and FELDA scandals. ALL issues affect the people of Malaysia; and ALL are relevant. So is GST which touches the pockets of all consumers. Why be selective ? A cock-eyed Judge will have a cock-eyed decision. Open ALL books for public scrutiny. Be transparent and let the whole world see it ! Is this a fair request ? If there is nothing to hide, there is nothing to hide, right ?

        • . says:

          Sure Najib is “interested in the current issues like 1MDB and FELDA scandals” – but only in containing the fallout.

          He knows that the scandals keep being brought out by the rakyat despite his suddenly-appointed AG Apandi saying he has no wrong doing on 1MDB, the MACC saying no wrong doing on the FELDA land in Jalan Semarak, etc, and these will continue until the elections, even beyond.

          But how to open all books for public scrutiny when the Najib gomen has just banned 21 books, including one by lawyer and former Cabinet Minister Zaid Ibrahim.

          And the Auditor General’s report on 1MDB accounts will never be opened so long as Najib is PM. He’s so scared of the damning evidence in that report known by the rakyat/ voters that he had it declared an official secret under the Official Secrets Act.

          One of the first acts of Pakatan Harapan government would be to declare those books opened. And book the perpetrators of the crimes involved – prosecute them in court.

          • Anonymous says:

            1MDB is so badly managed that it has to fire sell the country assets to pay back its debts !!Then why that team lead by Arul advised by the PM is still there functioning as if it’s normal & drawing their high salaries without showing what they had earned !! All these money they receive are from the rakyat who has to work & earn it & then pay taxes This team has to work to make it a success for the people who paying them Not to cheat & steal the people money or assets away The people did not donate their salaries Blood sucking corrupted crooks !!

          • Anonymous says:

            Blood sucking, they are not crooks.

            They are vampires.

            Get the bomohs, sinsehs, and medium of all kinds to get rid of them.

      • Anonymous says:

        RCI on PD khalwat case should be done before 1MDB. It will reveal the true maniac behind the Altantuya murder n rest of the scandals.

      • Anonymous says:

        过去的我们没有忘记…最重要大前提首要共同的改革和革命我国将来的美好一片…水深火热的挽救我国最重要的目前这刻!包容性的接受目前希盟的实力反击国阵的巫统霸权主义/种族主义/贪污主义任何一样都比共产主义可怕和导致国家永久衰落的一振不起的打击!切换国家领导人和政党为新任政府逼不得已事实.

        2015华小部分拨款不翼而飞不知所踪而马华傻傻不闻不问就不了了之啰? 起码敦马比污桶尤其马华的任何一只(哈巴狗)强多啰!!

        2016华小五千万拨款完全分发了没? 一马事件政府部门贪污滥权MCA连屁都不敢响一下,收皮啦才仔!!

        • 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.

          • Anonymous says:

            Are you not inspired by Shila Amzah becoming more popular worldwide singing Mandarin songs, and now base herself in Shanghai?

          • Anonymous says:

            Inspired? What meaning one?

            Absolutely does not negate the fact that “mother tongue may be used only for other than official business,” as stated in Article 152 of the Constitution.

            Singing, acting etc – let them use Mandarin as much as they want.

            Anything official business in Malaysia – it’s BM only. No 2-way about that.

        • Anonymous says:

          马华永远只会跟随污桶步伐, 懒的懒, 低能的低能, 车大炮的车大炮!!

          • 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.

          • Anonymous says:

            马华已「逃离政治」,已基本缺失至荡然无存,故而成为国阵的附庸。操纵民心的手段,马华根本学不来,倒比较契合巫统对巫裔的恐嚇手段。故此马华是「吴三桂」,逃离政治和愚弄其民,是改变的绊脚石,自食其果。马华所遭遇的后果,便是505大选中近全军覆没,遭到选民尤其广大华裔的唾弃。

          • 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.

          • Anonymous says:

            Not many.

            News report few days ago much reduced enrolment of Malays in Chinese school now

          • Baki says:

            Non-Chinese make up more than 50% of the new intake of SJK© Masai, Johor Baru, this year, making it probably the Chinese school with the highest ratio of non-Chinese pupils down south.

            According to a report in Sin Chew Daily today, the school received 233 new pupils out of which 130 are non-Chinese.

            The school has a total of 1,559 pupils at the last count, and 667 of them or 43% are non-Chinese.

            SJK(C) Masai parent-teacher association president Zhang Fu Kai told the daily that this year, for the first time ever, the school saw Chinese pupils out-numbered in its new intake.

            He said Malays accounted for the bulk of the 130 new pupils with 77, followed by Indians with 14, and 39 from various ethnic groups from Sabah and Sarawak.

            He attributed the climb in the ratio of non-Chinese pupils in the school to a drop in the Chinese population in relation to other races and the fact that the school is located in an area populated by non-Chinese.

            Zhang said the high percentage of non-Chinese pupils presented a big challenge to teachers in the school as most of these pupils do not have any foundation in Mandarin.

            “And because many of them are unable to adapt to the (relatively heavy) workload, a good percentage of them seek transfer to national schools by the time they are Year Three or Year Four,” he disclosed.

          • Anonymous says:

            Repeat: “He attributed the climb in the ratio of non-Chinese pupils in the school to a drop in the Chinese population in relation to other races and the fact that the school is located in an area populated by non-Chinese.”

            No real indication of the popularity of Mandarin. It should not be the medium of instruction in schools.

            Article 152 of the Constitution on BM states that “mother tongues may be used only “for other than official business”.

            Schools are definitely the official business of all countries.

          • Anonymous says:

            To date, about 80,000 Malay students attend Chinese vernacular schools; an indication that speaks volumes of the preference in education beyond the boundaries of race and language. Nonetheless, one can argue that this is a racial selection. However, as a wise friend once said, surely if those parents were offered the chance to send their offspring to private or international schools, they would jump at the opportunity.

            The cost of this is that national schools no longer have a mixed racial composition like they once had, and most of these students are now all Malays. Ask most parents, and their main concern is the quality of education in the national school types, or the lack of.

          • Anonymous says:

            No such things as ?”education beyond the boundaries of race and language.” Ever heard of the Constitution? Article 152 on BM in particular? If never, read it up. If yes, respect it. It’s the highest set of laws in the country, all other laws emanate from it.

            Note that even private or international schools have to follow guidelines ssued by the Ministry of Education.

            Who said “national schools no longer have a mixed racial composition like they once had”? Any links to reliable info giving statistics showing so? Ask the right parents, and they will say the quality of education in the national school is acceptable.

          • Anonymous says:

            When Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the premier, didn’t MCA remain quiet, just like its response to the 1MDB scandal, the Felda scandal, the “Cowgate” (National Feedlot Corporation) scandal and many others?

            Then why should voters still support MCA, unless they have they lost their senses and think that corruption is good for the nation and the taxpayers?

            By the way, if MCA was bold enough to stand by the people to oppose the many scandals, abuse of power and emergence of corruption, maybe there wouldn’t be any need for Mahathir to campaign against you lot, and he would have retired to write his memoir.

          • Anonymous says:

            Bahasa propaganda politik Melayu

            “KATA-KATA bahawa orang Melayu dan Islam kini sedang terancam sukar masuk otak saya. Sejak merdeka, perdana menteri semuanya Melayu, timbalan perdana menteri semuanya Melayu, menteri dalam negeri semuanya Melayu, malah menteri besar kebanyakannya Melayu. Ini tidak termasuk Raja-raja Melayu, tentera dan polis yang majoritinya orang Melayu.”

            Itulah yang disuarakan oleh Sasterawan Negara A. Samad Said lebih tiga tahun lalu apabila berdepan dengan dakwaan pimpinan Umno dan sekutu-sekutunya bahawa kuasa Melayu terancam apabila berhadapan dengan pembangkang.

            Itulah juga yang dimaksudkan sebagai bahasa propaganda politik Melayu yang berjaya mengikat tangan orang Melayu agar sentiasa mengundi Umno-Barisan Nasional sejak zaman berzaman.

            Itulah sebenarnya politik takut. Bagi Umno dan para sekutunya, menakutkan orang Melayu merupakan satu-satunya senjata ampuh untuk mengekalkan kuasa.

            Ketakutan itu tidak ada kena-mengena dengan kepandaian, kecerdikan atau kebijaksanaan seseorang. Ia semata-mata kekuatan sentimen takut “hilang kuasa”, “musnah bangsa” dan “hancur negara”.

            Ketakutan itu sebenarnya manipulasi emosi untuk membolehkan Umno-BN sentiasa mendapat undi Melayu, daripada mereka yang gagal menghabiskan SPM sehinggalah kepada pemegang ijazah PhD. Ia tidak mengira latarbelakang akademik.

            Empat frasa yang menjadi bahasa propaganda utama tersebut adalah:

            Perpecahan orang Melayu

            Maksudnya orang Melayu wajib menolak parti-parti lain seperti PKR, Bersatu, Amanah, PAS atau mana-mana parti majoriti keahlian Melayu lain. “Perpecahan” ini dianggap boleh melemahkan Umno sebagai kuasa utama Melayu.

            Mengkritik elit Umno, terutama yang berada di tampuk kuasa, dianggap sebagai punca perpecahan orang Melayu.

            Perpaduan orang Melayu

            Maksudnya orang Melayu hanya dianggap benar-benar bersatu-padu jika berpayung di bawah kuasa Umno. Untuk memastikan perpaduan orang Melayu, parti-parti yang melawan Umno perlu ditentang habis-habisan. Dengan itu, logik mereka adalah Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang suatu ketika dahulu disanjung, dipuji dan dipuja oleh Umno kini wajib dilawan oleh orang Melayu.

            Ketuanan Melayu

            Maksudnya apabila orang Melayu bersatu-padu, ia dapat mewujudkan Ketuanan Melayu di mana elit Melayu menguasai sepenuhnya pentadbiran negara – asalkan Melayu itu Umno. Sama ada golongan petani, peniaga kecil dan pekerja Melayu sama-sama menikmati hasil kekuasaan itu belum dapat dipastikan lagi.

            Ancaman musuh Melayu

            Untuk menyatupadukan serta memastikan Ketuanan Melayu, naratif seterusnya adalah mencipta musuh. Dengan adanya musuh, sama ada yang halimunan atau yang direka-cipta, mudah bagi elit Umno memastikan orang Melayu mengangkat mereka sebagai benteng pertahanan kaum. Oleh itu sentiasa kedengaran “agenda dan ancaman” terhadap orang Melayu daripada Yahudi, Israel, Kristian, Hindu, Cina (tetapi bukan China), liberal, Syiah, Wahabi, LGBT, sekular, plural, singular, buku, Despacito, dan entah apa-apa lagi.

            Memang ada lagi frasa lain untuk menakutkan pengundi Melayu, namun biasanya yang diulang-ulang adalah empat kata-kata ini kerana ia terbukti Berjaya menakutkan sebilangan orang Melayu.

            Persoalannya, mengapa masih ramai orang Melayu percaya dengan propaganda ini?

        • Anonymous says:

          MCA, Gerakan and SUPP all support misappropriation of peoples’ money by MO 1 in return for personal favours. In 1954 Sir Cheng Lok Tan erred in failing to support the First President of UMNO Onn bin Jafar who wanted UMNO to become United Malayans National Organisation instead of United Malays National Organisation. The Chinese have paid a heavy price since. The Malays also paid a heavy price they are licking the rice pot in the third world even now, wallowing in communalism.

      • Anonymous says:

        Forex loss RM31b. Foreign Reserve loss RM161b. 1MDB “loss” RM??b. Felda, Felcra, Tabung Haji, Mara and god knows what else fund “loss” RM??b. Putrajaya can name these losses in whatsoever terms they like but fundamentally, a loss is still a loss no matter how you want to describe it and thats Rakyats money. With all the natural resources Malaysia possess, Malaysia should be better than Korea by now and Proton should be more popular than Hyundai by now but look at where we are now, losing by hundred of billions, mortgaging or selling Rakyats assets and making headlines as biggest kleptrocracy in the world!!! Wake up.

        • Anonymous says:

          “Najib’s TN50 is admission that they have failed to complete Vision 2020… and that 32 more years are needed (to achieve the aspirations of Vision 2020).

          “The TN50 is a fair copy of Vision 2020,” said Dr Mahathir at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya today.

      • Anonymous says:

        Mahathir and Anwar must lead a reform advisory council with absolute powers in bringing about reforms which include: separation of powers and independence of the judiciary; the implementation of rule of law and the independence of the judiciary; the reinstatement of the powers of the monarchy in the passing of Bills in Parliament; the enforcement of the Rukun Negara and the independence of the Ministry of Finance, never to be handled by a prime minister.

        They must also be tasked with the recovery of assets seized by the US Department of Justice and to bring those responsible to justice.

    • Anonymous says:

      For me and many more, the majority of others, those likeminded ones whom I know or have spoken to want a change of the Umno led BN government that currently rules high handedly and corruptly. It’s a call for ABU, ANYTHING BUT UMNO (Asalkan Bukan Umno). The Rakyat greatly appreciate Tun Mahathir be able to strategically work with the others in the opposition coalition, PKR, Amanah together with his PPBM.

      • . says:

        Ditto here. ABU.

        Th joker regime must be got rid of at GE14.

      • Anonymous says:

        MCA’s Ti Lian Ker, desperate and scared? Tun is not under an oath not to interfere in national politics after retirement. Malaysians desperately need him to put things right. Tun is the hero of the time of need. There are many in government who are doing the opposite of what the oath they undertook requires them to do. MCA, MIC and all the other irrelevant parties are looking for cheap brownies to hold on to any miserable straw hoping for breath of relief. Try harder.

        • Anonymous says:

          Well, it has been an open secret that many Chinese especially business men are openly supporting the Chinese component parties in BN for the reason best known to everyone. However, comes the critical moment of casting their votes they are so conscience stricken that votes casted are against the government. Haha…..

    • Anonymous says:

      Will Isa Samad produce his PD ace card?

      • Anonymous says:

        No need to produce his ace card. Things will be taken care of.

        But even the voters won’t have to produce their ace cards at Pru14.

        Simply vote others – not Najib or UMNO/BN/PAS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Isa is just an agent. Just like Annuar Musa in the MARA case and that Lembu husband in NFC case.

      • Anonymous says:

        Any RCIs will only be done if the scandals do not involve Najib or Umno leaders. 1MDB involve Najib, Altantuya murder involve Najib, Felda involve Najib, MARA, Tabung Haji involve Umno leaders so all these and many more will not involve an RCIs.

  2. a says:

    It’s nonsense to say that the Opposition tells lies against the Government everyday. If so, why does he government not sue? Or pick out the “lies” and explain to the voters every day.

    But it’s madness to think that the voters cannot see the elephant in the room. The humongous 1MDB scandal. They cannot be lies when the US Dept of Justice (DOJ) has explained time and again the “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering” in at least six countries, details of which were given in their Press Release dated 15 June 2017 – http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-seeks-recover-approximately-540-million-obtained-corruption-involving-malaysian-sovereign

    DOJ recently announced their changing focus to “the criminal aspects” of their 1MDB investigations. Hopefully they would announce the results of that and provide details on “MO1” and the crimes he did on 1MDB. “MO1” was said 16 times in the 251-page DOJ document submitted to the US court in their 1MDB asset seizure action.

    DOJ has a Kleptocracy Division committed to the promotion of democracy in the world and had successfully brought to the court the former President of Ukraine for money laundering of much smaller amounts of money. If DOJ issues another Press Release on the criminal acts of “MOI” just before the next General Elections in Malaysia, that would help bring down Kleptocracy in this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      A Rahmn Dahlan, BN Strategic communications Director (whatever that means) has said “MO1” = Najib.

      Wonder how that revelation is “strategic” to BN.

      Maybe nothing to do with strategy. Just when pressed to the wall, the man spluttered it.

      Let’s do what we can to get that wall collapse at Pru14.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tun’s statements are more logical and convincing than statements of all Umno leaders put together. Hadi is now cornered, the muftis are exposed for not daring enough to speak up on the truth and Islam. So far not a single mufti has spoken up on Malaysia’s biggest scandal and corruption. The muftis got to be scared of Allah and speak up on any evils, but now they seem to fear the people who appointed them with a big fat salary. The fear to lose their salary.
      Malaysia Boleh becomes Malays tak Boleh under instructions by these muftis with long list of forbidden items.

      • Anonymous says:

        Objection to “Malays tak boleh”. The Chinese and Indians in BN also tak boleh. It’s the whole lot of them, not just the Malays of UMNO.

        The Chinese and Indians in BN are equally blamable for allowing the government, of which they are a part of, to do or not do so many things that brought a degradation in the quality of life in this so-called democratic country.

        • Anonymous says:

          If an 90 year old leader, choose to come back from politic despite having the luxury of retirement instead, surely there is something very wrong with this country and its leadership.. Only MCA or MIC is living in denial of this sacrifice made by Mahathir……

          • Anonymous says:

            Those in denial are dedak eaters of one kind or another.

            Including hoping for the same number of seats to contest at Pru14, like the seats they contested at Pru13 but dismal performance.

            Umno voices have come out saying no way they be given the same number of seats as before when they got only 7 compared to DAP 37.

      • Anonymous says:

        Former inspector-general of police Abdul Rahim Noor previously said Hadi’s speech on Memali incident had served to inspire PAS members nationwide, including religious teacher and party member Ibrahim Mahmud, also known as Ibrahim Libya.

        Ibrahim had formed a militant sect that wanted to go beyond its political struggle.

        Rahim said the Amanat Hadi had two important elements: the accusation that Muslims who failed to adopt Islam as a complete way of life, including in politics, were “kafir”, or infidels, and the declaration that opposition to Umno and BN was “jihad”, and those who died in the struggle were “martyrs”.

        “Hadi’s message was actively taken up and preached by PAS Youth, and it was this message that inspired Ibrahim Libya.

        “He was a strident PAS follower and was very loyal to Hadi’s message,” said Rahim, who is also former Bukit Aman Special Branch chief.

        • Anonymous says:

          Hadi must have looked at “kafir”, or infidels, in a very degrading way. Now he wants PAS Hudud.

          (Hadi’s then) declaration that opposition to Umno and BN was “jihad”, and those who died in the struggle were “martyrs” and leading to the disturbance of the peace at Memali –

          Wonder why Hadi was not arrested then.

          But Najib wanting the non-Malay votes, wonder why he wants to team up with kafirs/infidels-despising and Hudud wanting Hadi?

    • Anonymous says:

      It is quite certain that PAS will be merging with Umno after the next GE. It seems Hadi has agreed to the terms and conditions laid out. Both would be fielding candidates at every constituency to counter the Opposition block from winning the election. For this Najib will take care of PAS leaders in the new government. It is no longer the same if you vote for BN. PAS fellows will replace MCA cabinet positions.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not any degree of certainty. Mere speculation. No one has spoken with reliability of Hadi agreeing to “terms laid out”.

        I speculate the opposite:

        There will be fights over seats allocation, despite the fact that there are seats UMNO wd like PAS to stand in 3-cornered fights.
        There are constituencies too risky for PAS to spoil the votes.

        If credible that “PAS fellows will replace MCA cabinet positions”, sure MCA would leave polling booths unmanned at PRU14, like in Kuala Kubu Bahru during PRK Hulu Selangor. I sure won’t mind that.

        • Anonymous says:

          Najib needs PAS more than Hadi needs Umno in GE14. Najib is desperate notbonly to win, but by two-thirds majority else he would be ousted.

  3. a says:

    It’s not just “The Joke of the Year”, but “The joke of So Many Years” that Najib merely denied wrong doings on such things as the 1MDB scandal and the “Port Dickson scandal”.

    Mr ISA SAMAD, then Menteri Besar of Negri Semblan, was said to have helped him get away with the “Port Dickson scandal”, which “huge debt” was repaid by making Mr ISA Chairman of FELDA, allowing him to find opportunities to serve his personal interest while there.

    And bang, exploded the news that the huge FELDA asset at Jalan Semarak changed hands for about half a billion Ringgit for no rhyme or reason other than pocketing the difference between sale price and its real value which, of course, is much higher. Not at all connected with the interests of FELDA settlers which Najib is committed to protect and promote.

    It’s not even funny but had to be said that the death of Mongolian Altantuya blown to bits by a C4 bomb was not a joke but a real crooked act of a man or a woman. Who exactly ordered the terribly cruel murder has been debated but millions have been pointing their fingers at …… And one bodyguard is still languishing in an Australian detention centre.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s funny. In a very cruel sense. Funny curious, strange, bizarre.

    • Anonymous says:

      MO 1 must realise that the country comes first. MO 1 must clear his name being sullied all over the world by appointing a Royal Commission of inquiry into FGV from which it is said RM 1.7 Billion out of RM 6 Billion initial public offering was taken out to bribe FELDA settlers. MO 1 must also appoint a Royal Commission of inquiry into 1 MDB whose accounts no accountant in Malaysia it is said wants to certify because it is said US $ 4.5 Billion was misappropriated by MO 1 from US $ 6 Billion MO 1 canvassed as investments from foreigners. He can also explain for what purpose he formed 1 MDB after he became PM.

      • . says:

        No chance in heaven or hell for Najib to do RCI on those. Maybe in hell, and of course we mean “political hell”.

        But we must keep on calling for those to show the voters the need for those issues be addressed satisfactorily. And of course, by “satisfactorily” we mean until he is ousted at PRU14.

        To kick off a dull working day after the New Year and other holidays, note that on the purpose of forming 1MDB, MO1 will say ask fatty boy Jho Taek, hehe ..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Biggest joke is when BN-Umno told us that Malaysia has the lowest poverty rate in South East Asia. Is Singapore not in South East Asia or ASEAN?

    BN likes to compare ourselves with third world country to syiok sendiri.

    We are so far behind Singapore after the separation. Sabah and Sarawak is a good mirror.

    • Anonymous says:

      To move forward and upward, we must embrace meritocracy. No race, no religion, no cronyism, no favouritism should be allowed to play on the minds of gullible citizens. The only benchmark that works well finally is meritocracy. A person could be PM, MB, CM based on merit, and merit alone. A person could be Vice-Chancellor of our Public University based on merit, and merit alone. A person could be CEO of any GLC based on merit, and merit alone. A Person could gain scholarship to study in a University based on merit, and merit alone. It does not matter whether a person is male or female, black, white, yellow, brown, orange. All it matters is that he ( or she ) is the BEST to be picked for promotion. ” It does not matter whether a cat is black or white, so long it catches mice, ” said the pragmatic man, China’s Deng Xiao-Ping; and that is how China is now the second largest economy in the world. That is how Singapore is now in the first world, even without natural resources.

      • . says:

        Those who want meritocracy must read the history of this country where, for about 80 years of British colonial rule, they did not give the nearly 70% Malays and Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak equal opportunity as they gave to the 23% Chinese in education and business.

        They provided only 4 years of primary schooling and in Bahasa Melayu in the kampongs where the vast majority of Malays and Bumiputeras lived. Whereas in the towns where most Chinese lived they provided both primary and secondary schools and schools in the English language, the passport to success during British colonial rule.

        And the British gave all sorts of “tongkats” to the Chinese to do business – mining licenses, mining land leases, land to plant rubber, licences for lottery and gaming, easy money to raise capital to do business, and licenses to do trading in tin, rubber, etc. The Chinese benefited greatly as they have a culture of doing business whereas the Malays, without such a culture, were not given any assistance or encouragement to learn or do business at all.

        So, the Chinese were well ahead of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak educationally and economically at the time of this country getting independence.

        Therefore, it’s nonsense to talk about meritocracy and kudut to begrudge the affirmative action taken by the Malay-led government some 10 years after Merdeka. Those who understand history but still compare Malaysia with Singapore that Maha Racist and Chauvinist Lee Kuan Yew turned to an almost homogeneous island nation should migrate there and not interfere in the affairs of Malaysia.

        • Anonymous says:

          History was made compulsory in schools only a few years ago. No pass in History, no certificate – like a pass in BM.

          The government was not smart the many years since Merdeka in not making History compulsory in schools – not even immediately after the race riots of 1969.

          Those who missed learning the history of this country should jolly well learn it so that they can learn to accept and not be a nuisance or dangerous like those causing the race riots of 1969.

      • . says:

        Those who speak for meritocracy must appreciate and be grateful that they got citizenship right agreed to by the Malays at Merdeka. The non-Malays were stateless in this country for over 150 years until they got that citizenship right at Merdeka and used it.

        Their citizenship right is stated in the Constitution, like the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak is enshrined under Article 153. Like other “sensitive Articles” of the Constitution, including the roles, functions and responsibilities of the YDP Agong, the Rulers Council, the Malay Rulers, etc.

        The Constitution was drafted by the British but was tabled debated and approved by Parliament. The “sensitive articles” are protected under the Sedition Act – they not only cannot be amended, they cannot even be discussed for the purpose. The reasons for the race riots of 13 May 1969 included questioning those and all citizens and non-citizens in Malaysia must avoid another 13 May. Non-citizens doing so should be deported, citizens doing so be charged under the Sedition Act.

        Those not happy with, not respecting and abiding by the Constitution fully should migrate to countries whose constitution they like.

        • .. says:

          But NEP has failed so far since the tongkat has weakened the Malays as Umno continue to justify that Bumi has yet to achieve the economic pie target?

          If I am a Bumi, I can shake leg watching Astro 24/7 while my savings earns 9% Amanah Saham Bumiputera annually.

          • . says:

            Who said the tongkat has failed the Malays?

            Read the following by forbes.com:

            Malaysia’s 50 Richest
            (8 Malays)

            http://www.forbes.com/malaysia-billionaires/list/2/#tab:overall – Oct 2016

            From no millionaire in 1970 when NEP was promulgated.

            Tun Dr Mahathir’s 22 years rule created a Malay billionaire – Syed Mokhtar Bukhari. (Though Najib created one Malay billionaire, too – RM2.6 billion in his bank account).

            No wonder you are so damn lazy saying “If I am a Bumi, I can shake leg watching Astro 24/7 while my savings earns 9% Amanah Saham Bumiputera annually.” So damn lazy even to think of a blogging name – just copying my style, adding one dot to my ingeniously thought-out and efficient one-dot name.

          • Anonymous says:

            The number of Malay millionaires not in the group of 50 Richest Malaysians above was not stated by Forbes.

            There must be many other Malay millionaires, NEP/DEB is not a failure at all.

            Malays have achieved 23% corporate wealth even during Tun Mahathir’s 22 years rule.

            But not enough, not commensurate with the nearly 60% Malays (nearly 70% including Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak) of the populatiom of the country.

            And not counting % Malay/Bumiputera ownership of other aspects of the economy, like commercial and residential properties.

          • Anonymous says:

            The rich Malays get richer while the poor ones continue to be poor so as the perpetuate the never ending policy?

          • Anonymous says:

            The citizenship right for the non-Malays is also never ending.

      • Anonymous says:

        “.. that is how China is now the second largest economy in the world”?

        It took them 3,000 years, man. You wanna follow China way?

        Meritocracy in China under communist Mao Zedong? Only cadres got merit la.

        Mao made China’s economy (the “Great Leap Forward” leapt backward) such that China was treated by the West like a pariah until only 2-3 decades ago, man.

        Deng Xiao Peng’s quotation is proof that China practiced meritocracy? Think again, man.

        • .. says:

          Mao’s family planning of one child per family in China ensure the poor income Chinese folks improve their quality of life. Here our poor folks procreate as hobby having many children and continue to live in poverty with uneducated kids causing social problems.

          • . says:

            Mao Zedong’s communist dictator system could make the Chinese have one child families. Less love making or more condom-ing, plus threat of firing squad, whatever.

            Where got can do that in democratic Malaysia?

            And who said the Chinese folks improve their quality of life?

            “continue to live in poverty with uneducated kids causing social problems” –

            Yes, the products of vernacular schools, too. No passes in BM and History, cannot be accepted for gomen jobs, too proud to work in factories with the foreign workers, so linger at shopping malls, plying pirated tapes and the like, got into fights, become thugs, gangsters and goons. Huge social problems like the drug addicts.

          • Anonymous says:

            . cannot use condom forbid by religion?

          • Anonymous says:

            Tunku would not have got Merdeka from British if citizenship is not granted to non-Malays.

          • Anonymous says:

            Didn’t read about the British starting to shed their Imperialism and embarking on a policy of giving up colonies, starting from India?

            And other European imperialist powers giving up theirs, too.

            Tengku A Rahman wanted the easy way – Gawd, he even gave away Spore to LKY FOC.

  5. . says:

    The UMNO/BN jokers are so used to lying, deceiving and conning the rakyat that they lost the capacity to think it possible for PPBM to return freedom of speech in this country if the Opposition comes to power.

    They are numbed by their fear of losing and the government using all its power to curb freedom of expression. Banning news portals, banning blogs criticizing them, the latest is banning 21 books, including Zaid Ibrahim’s.

    Zaid is a lawyer and a former cabinet minister and must have known the parameters of freedom of speech when writing that book. Still, the government must be damn scared that the book might topple them on its own.

  6. limpehkong says:

    The only reason why Najib tolerates all the insults and criticisms from Mahathir, the rest of us Malaysians and even foreigners is because all the allegations are TRUE and CANNOT BE DISPROVED. Najib can’t even bring himself to clear his name although given ample opportunity to do so at the “Nothing To Hide” forum. He has not responded to the DOJ’s open rebuke on his involvement in the 1MDB scandal and not a single suit has been filed against his accusers. What does that tell you about Najib?That he allows free speech ? Don’t make us laugh Salleh Croak. You know better. The only reason Najib is not retaliating is because he is GUILTY AS CHARGED.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Azmin Ali response had been very humble, kind & dignified despite the constant attacks from this so-called “brother” Azwan Bapok Ali enjoying the limelight & BN’s media attention publicly spewing only evil & hatred against Azmin solely to please his political master Dumno and MO1.

    Surely any idiot can see who is the blacksheep & evil one aligning himself with the corrupt in power! Another Saiful in the making!! This is a classic case of Good vs Evil & the good Opposition will always suffer under these evil attack by the corrupt with absolute power, but history will show that Allah will eventually triumpth over evil! No worries, Anwar, Azizah,Nurul, LKS, LGE, the sacrifices, the suffering & persecution that you all endured for the benefit of the rakyat & the good that you are bringing to the people & country will not be forgotten. And all those who are constantly persecuted will see justice done as Karma has no dateline & coming soon in the next election!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Is it a joke of the year that CNN quoted Former Joint Chiefs of the US Armed Forces Chairman saying: “Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever”?

    Wonder where would Najib run to for help if a nuclear world war happens. China, a friend of North Korea?

    Happy New Year, folks.

    Make love, not war, they say in the US.

    Make war with the Kleptocrats, they say in Malaysia.

  9. year of many milestones? says:

    PM says 2017 is a year of many milestones for Malaysia
    Yahoo Singapore News

    More like many kidney stones producing piercing pains for the rakyat.

    “its founding fathers would be proud of Malaysia successes through the decades,” said he. Not in the last one, actually.

    About RM20 billion “misappropriated from 1MDB funds and money-laundered” said DoJ of USA. 1MDB in debt to the tune of about RM50 billion, taken over by the Ministry of Finance, the debts now borne by the rakyat.

    Resulting in government no funds, introduced GST, leading to endless increases in prices of goods, including petrol. No reports at all of Enforcement Officers taking action on those increasing prices unjustifiably.

    • Anonymous says:

      Must educate the kampung folks how 1MDB corruption and losses has led to high cost of living.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agree with you fully.

        That’s what Tun M, PPBM and Pakatan Harapan been doing.

        Tun uses sarcasm. Saying Najib thinks kampong people understand only RM100, not billion Ringgit.

        But, in reality, kampong folks understand that RM1 billion is 1000 x 1000 Ringgit.

        • Anonymous says:

          A lot Malays at ground level are not happy at all with Umno (Barang Naik, Mara/Felda/Tabung Haji scandals, 1MDB lies) and also PAS. They say that Umno has stolen all their money and PAS they say spread hatred and falsehood and has deviated from the true teachings of Islam. So many of them are now beginning to support the Opposition block.

  10. Najib tidak sayang Melayu, kata Mahathir says:

    “Najib tidak sayang pada Melayu, Najib fikir Melayu lebih mudah ditipu. Inilah kepandaian Najib, dia akan menipu orang Melayu kononnya, orang Melayu begitu bodoh, tak faham duit sebanyak berbilion-bilion.

    “Bagi orang Melayu katanya (Najib), kalau curi RM100, RM200 itu mereka faham, kalau curi ayam, itu mereka faham. Kalau curi berbilion kononnya orang Melayu tak boleh bilang, dia (orang Melayu) tak faham apa bilion-bilion ini.

    “Inilah harapan Najib, kononnya orang kampung bodoh, tak tahu berapa bilion yang dia curi,” kata Dr Mahathir.

    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/407062

  11. Anonymous says:

    Extracts from FMT report re PPBM’s Felda inroads –

    The deputy director of Pahang PKR’s election operations has expressed confidence in Pakatan Harapan’s ability to gain the support of voters in Felda settlements in the state.

    two reasons for his confidence: PPBM’s membership of Pakatan and disgruntlement among settlers over their poverty.

    a belief held by many pundits that PPBM was gaining influence in some Felda areas where opposition parties previously could not.

    As for discontent in the settlements, he said the basic reason for this was a lack of jobs “as well as upward opportunities”, especially for third-generation settlers.

    “Because of this, crime has become rampant in many Felda settlements in Pahang,” he added.

    Roslan Md Isa, chairman of PAS-linked Pertubuhan Generasi Warisan Kebangsaan agreed that Felda settlers may not be as loyal to BN as they were before.

    Roslan acknowledged that PPBM speakers had been able to attract large crowds in Felda estates.

    Twelve out of Pahang’s fourteen parliamentary constituencies contain Felda settlements.

    The only two which do not are Kuantan and Indera Mahkota, both of which PKR won in the last general election.

    Recently, Jempol Amanah chief Abdul Rahman Ramli, saying he was speaking for residents of a Felda setttlement, claimed that the Felda management had “absolutely failed” in the administration of its estates.

    Rahman was present at the submission of a memorandum to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission that urged the agency to find out how the ownership of Felda’s Jalan Semarak land had reportedly been taken over by a private concern.”

    • FELDA management "in the grip of pursuing personal gains" says:

      Mazlan Aliman, president of Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Anak), wept today as he spoke about the current turmoil besetting FELDA in an interview on Amanah-operated Oren TV.

      He pleaded with the Felda community to wake up to what was happening to the agency. Anak is the national association of Felda settlers’ children.

      Yesterday Mazlan and several Felda settlers went to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters to voice their dissatisfaction with the anti-graft agency’s decision to clear the Felda management of corruption in a multi-million ringgit land deal.

      Their protest followed a report in Berita Harian that Felda risked losing ownership of a plot of land worth at least RM270 million in a dubious transaction using a power of attorney to transfer the land title to a private company in 2015.

      Police have formed a special team to investigate the transfer of the land in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur, said to have a market value of hundreds of millions ringgit.

      • MACC cleared Felda management of corruption? Why? says:

        Extracts from FMT report –

        Isa Samad will be called up by police to record a statement on the issue of Felda land in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur, being transferred without any benefit to the government agency.

        Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim saying that other parties would also be called up over the matter, besides Isa.

        In response to the report, Felda chairman Shahrir Samad told reporters that they will go all out to regain the Jalan Semarak land.

        Shahrir said apart from the police report lodged on Dec 12, other actions taken were registering a caveat on the land, revoking the power of attorney issued and taking civil action against the parties involved.

        According to the BH report, the land title transfer occurred after Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) had appointed a local company as the main developer on June 3, 2014 and awarded it full power of attorney to develop the land.

        It is alleged that the company had used the power of attorney to transfer the title of the land as well.

        Felda was headed by Isa as chairman until January this year and he was also chairman of FIC at the time the transfer had taken place.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Najib: “Hadi, the better opposition.” … YES, FOR NAJIB HE CERTAINLY IS. WHEN GE14 COMES, NAJIB’S UMNO CAN AFFORD TO LOSE A FEW SEATS HERE AND THERE IN “THE MALAY BELT” TO ITS DE FACTO [ISLAMIZING/RUU 355-PROMOTING] PARTNER AND STABLEMATE PAS … BUT IT WILL SUFFER IF THE OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES, ESP. AMANAH AND PKR, WIN MORE A THAN A HANDFUL .. .. SO, WATCH OUT, WATCH CAREFULLY EVERYBODY! … THE KEY “ON THE GROUND” UMNO STRATEGY IN A NUMBER OF LARGELY/SIGNIFICANTLY MALAY CONSTITUENCIES WITH 3-CORNERED OR 4-CORNERED CONTESTS WILL BE TO WORK OUT HOW TO “RUN DEAD” AND/OR “THROW” VOTES PAS’S WAY, IF THAT IS WHAT WILL BE NEEDED, TO MAKE SURE THAT PKR AND AMANAH CANNOT WIN.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The MB of Johore, Khaled has indirectly admitted that Forest City which is 0.01 percent of the state, has been sold exclusively to China. To Khaled, this Rm 100 billion project may be insignificant to the 60% Johore Malays as it involved only 0.01 per cent of the state. But in terms of land cost, this Forest City is the most expensive piece of land in Johore.

    Why reserve very cheap outskirt land to the Muslims and give super expensive land in the heart of Johore Baru and fronting Singapore to China? Why didnt Khaled reserve 30% of this lucrative land or houses there for the Johore Malays?

    Khaled is diverting attention to his so called wanting to “strengthen Muslims who are 60% of Johore”. What has he done for the Muslims in Johore and how does selling Forest City exclusively to China’s residents help the Johore Muslims?

    • Anonymous says:

      Very good points, mate.

      Down to Khalid.

    • Anonymous says:

      Khalid, even though The forest city is only 0.1% of Johore, it signifies the beginning of the Chinese arrival. So Forest City is to become Tanah Cina?

      The 0.1% is a good start for more to come. Haven’t you heard of the famous saying that a journey of one thousand miles.begin with a single step? The Chinese are very familiar with this saying, and religiously practices it. Mahathir’s warning is not unfounded.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can’t imagine the MB says 0.01% of Johore. If it can affect sovereignty, even one sq inch matters. That is why the loss of Pulau Batu Butih to Singapore is a tragedy. And what is the of Forest City compared with Pulau Batu Putih ? It must be a few hundred times or more. Khalid must be out of his mind.

      MB, how can you strengthen the muslims with projects? Why not give them better education and technical and vocational training. I don’t see how a project can bring about long term strengthening of muslims. On the same note, by you saying “Forest City” is just 0.01% of Johor are you suggesting that corruption in small scale is encouraged? Bodoh!, whether it is 0.01% or 100% it involves national interest!, please put that in you thick head. Using development projects and not finding other means to develop the state is an excuse. If I were PM, i would remove you from your position as I find you a stupid MB void of ideas to develop the state. You should call up the Selangor MB or Penang CM for some ideas. We can understand your handicap as you are from BN. So, next time please don’t say stupid stuff ya.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Johor Pakatan Harapan has claimed that Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein is misusing his office to transfer military voters to his Sembrong parliamentary constituency.

    It said this was being done by building the new Paloh military camp, which, once ready, would house eight squadrons from the Royal Army Engineers Regiment and the 33rd Royal Artillery Regiment, to be moved from Mahkota Camp in Kluang.

    The state PH alleged that the transfer of voters was to help Barisan Nasional retain the Paloh state seat, which was won with a slim majority of 103 votes in the 2013 general election.

    It called on Hishammuddin to address the matter.

  15. Adam50 says:

    The 1MDB business model is essentially a scam and everyone knows it. The company doesn’t create any real value for its investor (the government).

    The government forms a company (1MDB) where it is the sole investor, so effectively the “company” and the “government” are one and the same.

    So effectively, the government buys real estate from itself at dirt cheap prices and sells it at sky-high prices to others. So where did the difference go to? Ask Najib.

  16. Anonymous says:

    No comment from Ang.
    Likely his master yet to pay him year end bonus?

  17. Che Det on 160 billion loss says:

    1. It is obvious that Johari Ghani, the Second Minister of Finance wants desperately to stop the debate on the huge loss suffered by the Malaysian financial reserve.

    2. I too would like to close the debate, but I cannot allow Johari Ghani’s failure to explain the losses suffered by Bank Negara of 39.6 billion USD between 2013 and 2015 to remain a mystery.

    3. The large loss may be due to normal management. But big sums must have been involved for the total to be so big. It cannot be just because Bank Negara followed the trend in the out flow of funds from Malaysia.

    4. Actually Bank Negara’s duty is to halt the out flow, not to enhance the out flow.

    5. The only reason for Bank Negara to liquidate its holding of foreign currency in its reserves is to support the Ringgits’ value by buying it.

    6. It must have failed repeatedly despite depleting much of the reserves. Even today the Ringgit is lower than the fixed rate of 3.80 to 1USD, and more if compared to the strengthened Ringgit at 3.00 to 1 USD when it was floated.

    7. During the currency crisis we stopped buying Ringgit because it did not work. We stopped when it was reported we lost 11 billion Ringgit but between 2013 and 2015 you did not stop until the loss amounted to 39.6 billion USD equal to 160 billion Ringgit.

    8. Call it by any name, the fact remains that the management of our reserves lost more than 7 times the amount we lost 30 years ago. And the loss was due to trading USD for Ringgit. If it is not due to trading, then what caused the reserves to lose? This YB Johari Ghani has not answered.

    9. While the losses 30 years ago have been recovered, the 160 billion loss between 2013-2015 have not been fully recovered.

    10. Yet the Government seems quite happy to brush aside the loss of 160 billion Ringgit, but finds it necessary to set up enquiries on the alleged loss of 30 billion Ringgit 30 years ago. If as Prime Minister then, I was culpable, then Najib as Prime Minister during 2013-2015 is equally culpable.

    11. But of course in the Malaysia of today there is no equality before the law. Indeed a Minister like YB Mr Johari Ghani can lie as sycophants in the Government are above the law.

    12. That is what kleptocracy is about.

  18. Khalid Nordin doesn't counter-argue Tun M's points says:

    Either Bernama reporting is lousy or MB Khalid Nordin has no strong arguments to counter Tun Mahathir’s accusations against him –

    Don’t be influenced by Dr Mahathir’s criticism of Forest City, said Khaled Nordin.

    He said Tun Mahathir’s allegations that the development involved land being sold to foreigners were not true. But why didn’t he give out the facts, show all the land in Forest City and state who own them now. His gomen has all the records.

    Very shallow of him to merely say, “If he doesn’t criticise, then it wouldn’t be Dr Mahathir. He is just looking for publicity.”

    Sounding like a not clever MB, not answering the points raised by Tun on sale of land in Forest City, instead talked about “Forest City is only 0.01% of the state ..” Like a school boy, not knowing that the the value is extremely high.

    Saying Forest City would generate development in the state, but did not explain how. By bringing 2.8 million mainland Chinese into Johor and Malaysia? Bloomberg News reported that the plan called for 700,000 of expensive housing units meant for mainland Chinese x 4 (average per family) = 2.8 mill mainlanders.

    In his speech at Bersatu’s first annual general assembly in Shah Alam, Selangor, Dr Mahathir said Forest City was another case of land being sold to foreigners to pay for the country’s debts.

    • Johor Umno on shaky ground, says UUM academic says:

      Extracts from FMT report –

      ‘Now that PPBM is in the picture, it can do (to Johor) what Semangat 46 did in Kelantan in 1990.’

      A political analyst sees Umno’s current position in Johor as shakier than it has ever been and attributes this to the emergence of PPBM as an opposition party.

      Noting that PPBM is an Umno splinter and one of its founders is Johorean Muhyiddin Yassin, UUM Kamarul Zaman Yusoff recalled a similar situation about three decades ago, when Umno lost Kelantan to PAS.

      In 1988, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah formed Semangat 46, a party made up mostly of former Umno members who were opposed to its then president, Mahathir Mohamad.

      While Semangat did not perform well in the 1990 election, its cooperation with PAS is generally cited as the reason for Umno’s loss of Kelantan.

      “Umno may face the same fate in Johor with former Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin now being PPBM president,” Kamarul said.

      “He is a former deputy prime minister and was Johor’s menteri besar for many years. I am sure a lot of Johoreans must feel indebted to him for various reasons.

      “Moreover, there’s that Johorean spirit that could have been slighted by the seemingly unjust way he has been treated by the party leadership. That could move Johoreans to show their displeasure at the polling booths.”

      Muhyiddin was Johor menteri besar from 1986 to 1995 and was deputy prime minister from 2009 until July 2015, when he was dropped from Prime Minister Najib Razak’s cabinet for speaking up on allegations of mismanagement and embezzlement of funds at state-owned IMDB.

      A year later, he was sacked from Umno and went on to form PPBM along with Mahathir and several other former Umno figures.

      “Pakatan Harapan started having Johor in its sights long before PPBM was established. The opposition alliance must have been doing the necessary ground work for some time.

      “And with the recent allegation of corruption against menteri besar Khaled Nordin adding to Umno’s numerous problems, such as being blamed for the high cost of living, the party will have a rather hard time convincing some Johoreans to continue supporting it.”

      Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub, who hails from Johor, agreed that PPBM had appreciably strengthened Pakatan’s position in the state.

      “As long as we can retain the support of the Chinese and Indians who voted for us in the last general election, we should be able to capture Johor.”

      Salahuddin, who heads Pakatan’s election operations in Johor, said he had been working at the grassroots level for more than a year and had a strong feeling that the Malays were rejecting Umno. The feeling was stronger now than at any time since he became active in politics 35 years ago, he added.

      • Anonymous says:

        “As long as we (the Opposition) can retain the support of the Chinese and Indians who voted for us in the last general election ..” –

        How for them to go to BN / PAS? Najib wants to bring PAS in their fold and PAS wants Hudud in this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      To get rid of a very corrupt government and restore the integrity of our institutions, Dr M is just a mean to an end, and not an end itself. To all those who still bore him hatred and disdain, be wise and use your head instead of listening to your heart. At the end of the day, our primary goal is to save the country and uproot the deep-rooted corruption as practiced by Najib and his minions in UMNO and in complicit with other BN parties like MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PBS, etc

  19. Anonymous says:

    Umno needs so many people to counter the 92-year old man. Why bother if Tun M is still influential, right? So Umno is very scared indeed.

    • a says:

      Is this another Joke of the Year? – Xinhua, China’s national news agency said on 2.1.2018: Malaysia’s economy remains steady heading into 2018.

      But on the same day, Nikkei Asian Review, a leading Japanese organization, says Malaysia’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, fell to 49.9 in December, signaling a broad stagnation in the goods-producing economy.

      A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction.

      And the reliability of Nikkei Business Review can be judged from the fact that:

      it’s owned by the Japanese sogososha (conglomerate) Nikkei Inc, has been providing coverage of Japan’s economy, industries and markets for more than 140 years, the group’s business portfolio includes publishing, broadcasting and the Nikkei 225 stock index. Its flagship newspaper, The Nikkei has 24 bureaus across the region and over 1,300 correspondents worldwide. The Financial Times(FT), the global business newspaper, joined the Nikkei group in 2015.

      Xinhua of course follows the dictates of the communist Chinese leadership (China has not renounced communism until now) as it tries to gain the favour of Najib who Tun Mahathir has said sold and allowed the sale of so much land to the communist Chinese until affecting the national sovereignty of the country – Najib’s “Kepala Baka Kau” story.

  20. a says:

    It’s understandable for the less educated and less informed, but for Najib to be saying this is somewhat flabbergasting: Najib praises Hadi’s ‘better way’ – Malaysiakini.

    Najib praised Hadi’s “better way” compared to the approach of other opposition parties and leaders. Sure, he wants to tempias on his nemesis, Tun Mahathir. But is PAS Hudud (Hudud laws drafted by PAS) the better way? Is a Muslim-only cabinet a better way? The majority will say not.

    Hadi claimed his statement about a Muslim-only government was “spun” by the media. What “spun” was he talking about? Maybe he meant “exploited”, expanded, repeated, made fun of, etc. If he doesn’t know that English word, or forgot the Malay words “ambil kesempatan”, he should have used an Arabic word.

    And Najib tried to “gocoh” (Kelantan Malay word for divide and rule?) when saying the setting up of a RCI to investigate the forex losses during Dr Mahathir’s tenure as PM was made in response to calls from politicians, such as Lim Kit Siang. What a cheeky fellow, bringing up an issue and Kit Siang’s calls made 30 years ago. Bankrupt of ideas.

    The rakyat has been calling for RCI on current issues such as 1MDB and the RM160 billion loss of foreign currency reserves suffered by Bank Negara between 2013 and 2015, during Najib’s tenure.

    • Anonymous says:

      Good comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      PAS leaders are TRAITORS!
      DEFINITELY TRUE !
      No personality is worse than supporting the KLEPTOCRAT or NATIONAL PLUNDERERS to continue ruling us.
      This Taliban minded Hadi is a dangerous Hypocrite with distorted mentality, USING RACE N RELIGION AS A TOOL ! This Hadi gang is already known nationally as a bunch of dedak hypocrites with lots of proof of acquiring sudden wealth ,many of them suddenly gather with luxurious cars n living a lavish lifestyle, let alone the 90 million dedak. These hypocrites don’t have the moral high ground to talk about religious matters or the people’s well being.These Pas’s Top leaders r acting as traitors n have been working with n r going to help to retain the bunch of Humnno national plunderers staying at the helm in the forthcoming election. These “Holier-than-thou” leaders in reality r just a bunch of hypocrites that had betrayed their own God

      • . says:

        Now even Steve Bannon, who was chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final three months, then White House chief strategist for seven months said in an explosive book that the Trump Tower meeting with Russians was ‘treasonous’ – The Guardian.

        MO1 cannot be said treasonous but can be called a traitor – a person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Where got good new year for Najib? Hope no good Pru14 year for him, too.

    500 stage New Year’s Day protest

    Some 500 people marched from Sogo Shopping Complex to Dataran Merdeka in a New Year’s protest calling for the reduction of fuel prices, as well as for the resignation of the prime minister. M’kini

    Actually, many of them were clamouring for the lowering of prices of goods in general.

    It’s been an endless series of increases since the introduction of GST. The low income people have been the hardest hit. They know who not to vote for.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Jamal Yunos is nothing more than another Mat Rempit terrorising road users or idling along the corridors of the MARA Mall. He is Zahid’s cat’s paw in the crude violence he carries out against UMNO’s perceived enemies or the distraction he produces from UMNO’s countless abuses. UMNO leaders and the police may regard him with favour and gratitude but we should have ignored him with the contempt he and the rest of UMNO deserve. You are endorsing such samseng behaviour if you vote for BN-Umno.

  23. . says:

    Now another no-argument argument, this time by the so-called BN strategic communications deputy director, Eric See-To who doesn’t seem to see the 2.8 million communist Chinese coming to settle down in Forex City with prospects of becoming citizens in this country, upsetting the status quo in terms of the racial balance in Johore and, indeed, in this country.

    Bloomberg News said the Forest City plans call for 700,000 expensive housing units meant for the communist Chinese, x 4 = 2.8 million.

    What a stupid argument saying “Those who attack the Forest City project seem to have the best interest of Singapore in mind.” This is because, he said, “if Johor did not undertake this project, and the buyers went to Singapore as usual.”

    Saying “there would be more capital outflows into Singapore” – he means Malaysian buyers? How many Malaysians can afford apartments at over RM1 million? Claiming “Malaysians who were the second biggest buyers of Singapore residential properties,” the “strategic” fellow does not state the source of that info, hence the validity of that argument is highly questionable.

    See-To was replying to a renewed attack by PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir on land being sold off to foreigners, including that on which the Forest City project is being built.

    Tun said, once sold, these pieces of land would no longer belong to Malaysians.
    See-To pointed out that the land on which Forest City was being built was reclaimed land. Aiseh, again, what kind of argument is that? The man doesn’t even know that reclaimed or natural land, it’s Malaysian land being sold off.

    And he talked nuts, too – saying “.. the land acquisition act which allows the Johor government to seize back the land at any time it is needed.” Wat talking you, Mister Se-to? Can just take back so much land as you please, arr?

    • Baki says:

      Forest City will provide jobs for Malaysians, working as maids, gardeners, home nurses, drivers, cleaners, dog-walkers etc for the rich foreigners (mostly PRC and Singapore folks) residing in Forest City as retirement village.

      So the Johor MB has vision.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wot u tok one?

        “vision” for “Malaysians, working as maids, gardeners, home nurses, drivers, cleaners, dog-walkers etc”?

        Nut-ty vision, lorr.

  24. Anonymous says:

    “Budak hingusan” (Tun Mahathir’s words) Nur Jazlan said in Johor Bahru, “(PPBM) is a party created just like that (without any certainty), and I also feel it will not be respected and will be cast aside by the other opposition parties.”

    He deserves being called “Budak hingusan”.

  25. Anonymous says:

    National Security is now a misused word and will be conveniently used to curtail the thinking process of moderate and progressive Malay muslims. It is best that the defence lawyers are muslims rather than Non muslims which will be turned against Non muslims interfering in islamic affairs. Muslim masses have to fight for their own rights especially in Msia.

  26. Pemuda Umno masih muda mentaliti nya says:

    Pemuda UMNO buat laporan polis di atas pelbagai kenyataan Tun Mahathr, Pengerusi PPBM, menudih nya ingin menggulingkan Najib.

    Tentu lah ingin. Di Pru14. Tak salah nak guling di pilihan raya umum, depa tak tau ka? Sekarang ha nya 1-2 bulan lagi ke Pru14, berkempen cara tak resmi lah. Tak tau jugak ka? Awat nih?

    Naib Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Senator Khairul Azwan Harun, pun masih muda mentaliti nya. Dok kata Dr Mahathir buat banyak kenyataan kebelakangan ini yang cuba mempengaruhi rakyat Malaysia untuk menggulingkan Perdana Menteri. Betui. Makna nya, gulingkan di Pru14 lah. Awat dok kata ” menerusi proses tidak demokratik”? Kan tak bijak tuh.

    Tak sporting betui depa tuh. Takut kena tenyeh selalu, repot Polaigh. Mana boleh jadi oang politik lagu tuh? Lawan lah, kasi fakta dan hujah ataigh tuduhan2 Tun tuh.

  27. PAS Shah Alam division chief cakap besar says:

    Cakap besar PAS Shah Alam division chief, Abdul Halim Omar said can win back the Shah Alam parliamentary seat and the Batu Tiga and Kota Anggerik state seats there in GE14.

    Claiming PAS would not be affected by its split with opposition parties DAP and PKR over the last two years. Also claiming “the massive number of votes given to Pakatan Rakyat previously was due to PAS’ strength.” He forgot that the Chinese and Indians there voted PAS because it was then in Pakatan. They don’t like UMNO/BN which PAS is now identified with.

    Halim said current Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, who won the seat under the PAS ticket in the previous general elections in 2008 and 2013 but has since quit the party to join Amanah, would not pose a significant challenge to the PAS’ candidate in GE14 if he was fielded there again.

    He said the voters were attracted to PAS’ principles more than its individual candidates. Oh, yeah? PAS Hudud?

  28. Teuku Adnan kena gentaq says:

    Teuku Adnan (he’s not a Tengku but assumed the title when people called him Tengku) getting loose knees when Tun M said “Maybe I’ll stand in Putrajaya”.

    He said he doesn’t mind contesting Tun M but only God and him know. Maybe Tun was just making him “gentaq” a bit.

    But 2 academic analysts say Tun has best chances of winning in Langkawi, and he’d probably stand there –

    The analysts say the rakyat in Langkawi are thankful to Tun for developing Langkawi into a world-class tourist haven, building an international airport on the island and making it the host of big-scale events such as the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition. Mahathir had focused on Langkawi since the early days of his premiership. He had also granted duty-free status to Langkawi and set up the Langkawi Development Authority to drive its development.

    UUM lecturer Azizuddin Mohd Sani and his colleague UUM’s Kamarul Zaman Yusoff said the above. They said people are still grateful to Tun for developing Langkawi. Furthermore, the Langkawi MP from BN is not seen as credible enough. The voters are still mocking the current MP Nawawi Ahmad linking MO1 with YDP Agong. At the time, the Sultan of Kedah was the Agong.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Joke of the new year, now trending on social media:

    Normal vs political thief!

    1. Normal thief steals your money, beg
    Political thief steals your future, career.

    2. Hilarious part, normal thief choose who to rob but you choose political thief to rob you!

    3. Ironically, police will chase after the normal thief but police will look after the political thief

  30. Hah, "Hadi is an infidel .." says:

    The following was placed in the comment section of the wrong post –

    Hadi is an infidel and a traitor to boot, says Dr Mahathir – The Malaysian Insight

    Dr Mahathir delivers another stinging attack against Hadi for supporting Najib.

    Tun today continued to blame Hadi for supporting Najib. He had called Umno a party of infidels but was now working with Umno, and this made Hadi an infidel, too.

    “The person abusing Islam is Hadi. He said the government is an infidel government; he said that if you die fighting the government, you will gain.

    “Najib is a kafir, according to PAS. But you see, he (Hadi) is going to help this kafir. (And) He (Hadi) has said that if you work with kafir, you become kafir,” Dr Mahathir said at his office in Putrajaya.

    He said Hadi was leading his party to contest in the next general election despite knowing full well that it would lose, because Hadi wished to split votes for the opposition to “help Najib win”… That is his intention, and that is not very Islamic.”

    “In Malay we call (such a person) ‘pengkhianat’ (traitor) because that is what he is. I mean, he is going to go in and contest when he knows very well he is going to lose …

    He said although PAS might stand to “win a few seats”, PAS had no chance of winning if it were to contest on its own in the general election.

    “He (Hadi) may win a few seats, (but) you know that when PAS contested as PAS, without joining any coalition, they never won more than 11 seats. Once they won only one seat, on their own.

    Alamak, PAS once won only 1 seat? Aiyoyo.

    • Anonymous says:

      With that kind of logic Tun M put out, whoever can justifiably say the 92 years old man cannot be PM again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Takiyuddin a gangster for saying “DAP a gangster-like party that fakes its tolerance for Islam”? Like he said in a NST report.

      • Anonymous says:

        Keep Zakir Naik in Malaysia. He and Hadi can make a nice team. A good recipe for a time bomb and total destruction where even the Muslims here going to suffer. Silly people will never learn. Look right now what is happening in Iran. And USA is gleefully laughing and waiting like a vulture. In the end, it will be the Muslims killing Muslims.

  31. Stupidity has no bounds. says:

    The following was also placed in the comment section of the wrong post –

    Tun Mahathir said he believes that the Opposition will be greatly helped by Indian and Chinese votes in the upcoming general election, reported the Spore Straits Times.

    But the stupid paper quoted fellow stupid the Star etc report with the heading: Mahathir says Malaysia’s Opposition banking on non-Malay votes –

    http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/mahathir-says-malaysias-opposition-banking-on-non-malay-votes

    Stupidity has no bounds. It goes even across the Causeway.

  32. . says:

    A number of five-star hotels in largely Muslim Malaysia are barring female front desk staffers from wearing tudung headscarves.

    http://www.forbes.com news sensationalize the news with the misleading heading “High-End Malaysian Hotels Are Banning Headscarves — Why Aren’t More Muslims Upset About It?”

    When Muslim individuals, groups and NGOs come out with their “upset”, sure forbes.com news will also be blasted for putting out a heading that implies even no guests with head scarves are allowed.

    The Jewish propaganda machine has gone on overdrive. They’ll come to a sharp bend and skid into the drain some day.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s hear what Najib will say on the behaviour of the management of the hotels.

      After all, he said –

      Najib: Malaysia committed to being leading global voice for Islam
      New Straits Times Online

  33. Anonymous says:

    Goodness, they have a culture of doing business, but don’t they have any other line of “business”?

    Malaysian man sentenced to 21 months in US federal jail for running brothel – thestar

    Chow Chan Kong and two others from China – Huang Xiaohong and Gong Biyun – were said to have operated the brothel for two years at a large apartment complex in Doraville, Georgia that lured women from around the U.S. to work as prostitutes.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Aiyyo, Malaysia is already included in group of “countries with democratic values and citizen freedoms eroded”, what a shame under Najib –

    THAILAND, CAMBODIA, MALAYSIA SEEK FIG LEAF OF ELECTIONS AS DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND CITIZEN FREEDOMS ERODED: ANALYSTS http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30335232

    On Malaysia, the analyst says (extracts) –

    The return of heavyweight politician and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is now the chairman of the opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance, would also be a key factor in GE14, he said.

    Mahathir could deliver a sizeable share of Umno supporters for the opposition to compensate for Islamist votes that would be lost because of the exit of Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) from the opposition coalition, Wong said.

    Mahathir represented a “constant” for the more conservative segment of the electorate which may fear too much change if the opposition comes into power, he said. If there is a change, Mahathir would be more acceptable to Malay nationalists in the “deep state”, he added.

    Race and religion are always issues in Malaysia’s election, with PAS consistently advocating for governance based on Islamic precepts. Party president Abdul Hadi Awang recently made a statement at Christmas that if his party comes to power, his cabinet would only include Muslims, and non-Muslims would only be allowed in administerial roles, not as decision-makers.

    Outsiders might have expected that the scandal involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which implicated Najib in 2015, would have been a big blow.

    Even more hurtful is an embezzlement case involving Felda, a state agency designed to support Malay peasants. Felda programmes, which are active in one-quarter of constituencies, are a traditional vote bank for Umno. If that issue, which involves the “dubious” transfer of land deeds, becomes incendiary ahead of the election, Najib would be in trouble, Wong said.

  35. Anonymous says:

    BN’s propaganda chief Salleh claimed that our poverty rate was the lowest in the region at 3.8 percent. He further added that he was grateful because our poverty rates are “drastically lower” than the poorest countries in the world, namely Syria, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, with poverty rates above 70 percent.

    Have we really gone so low today that we now need to compare ourselves with the poorest countries in the world to make ourselves feel good for the new year?

    What happened to the times when we prided ourselves to be among the Asian Tigers, being quoted in the same breath as South Korea, Taiwan and sometimes even Singapore and Hong Kong?

    What’s more, the minister can’t even get his facts right, intentionally or otherwise. It appears that he has conveniently erased both Singapore and Brunei – with substantially higher GDPs per capita, at USD77,500 and USD87,800 respectively – off the map of Southeast Asia.

    And even when he does get his “facts” right when comparing Malaysia to Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Philippines and Myanmar, he also conveniently forgets to convey the fact that our neighbours have been enjoying significantly higher growth rates in the recent years.

    Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/407468#c4etbvbwb0kpsPq1.99

    • Najib risks losing support due to rising cost of living says:

      Najib risks losing support due to rising cost of living

      Extracts from Reuters report –

      Malaysia’s 1.6 million public servants have long been one of the most reliable vote banks for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition, but as he prepares to seek re-election he faces warnings that soaring living costs risk eroding that support.

      Prices have risen sharply since Malaysia cut state subsidies and launched a national goods and services (GST) tax to plug a hole in its finances caused by falling oil and gas revenues, and rank-and-file government workers say they are feeling the pinch.

      “My wife earns some side income doing freelance work, but we just can’t save,” said 28-year-old Mohd Nizam, who has supported Najib’s Umno party in the past but, like around a dozen public sector workers who spoke to Reuters, did not want to say if he would do so again.

      Rising prices were a key factor that prompted urban and non-Malay voters to abandon the coalition led by Umno over the past two elections.

      Rizalman Mokhtar, a grassroots leader with Umno, said he feared civil servants – who make up around 15% of all voters – could turn against the party if nothing is done about the rising cost of living.

      “We have to address this issue, or it will have a big impact on our support,” he said.

      Malaysia’s annual inflation hit an eight-year high of 5.1% in March, among the quickest in Southeast Asia and far outpacing Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

      But public sector wage growth was between 2% and 3% over the same period, according to the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Ceupacs).

      Ceupacs president Azih Muda said civil servants have ended up heavily indebted to manage rising living costs, to the point that more than 60,000 of them risk bankruptcy.

      “This is a direct effect of the hike in the cost of living. Civil servants end up taking up a lot of loans and this is unsustainable and they are unable to manage their finances,” Azih told Reuters.

      Adib Zalkapli, an analyst with political risk consulting firm Vriens & Partners, agrees cost-of-living issues threaten to eat into a core component of Umno’s support.

      .. the dismantling of fuel subsidies, needed to stave off the threat of a sovereign rating downgrade after Najib’s narrow 2013 win, came at the expense of public goodwill.

      Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed, Najib’s mentor-turned-rival, thinks the continued rise in costs will be the push needed to end Umno’s near-60-year unbeaten grip on power.

      “High cost of living, their children cannot get scholarships, unemployment is very high. Many people feel how poor they are now,” the 92-year-old political veteran said in an interview with Reuters.

    • Anonymous says:

      Salleh not known for being smart. He was given a Minister’s post because he blogged/ FB/ tweeted a lot, praising Najib a lot.

  36. Anonymous says:

    DAP man lists 3 fundamental weaknesses of Umno
    Free Malaysia Today

    Don’t analyse and tell them. Let them arrogantly go on believing they are the best, with no weaknesses. That’d help leading them to the gallows at Pru14.

  37. declare a state of emergency? says:

    Mark MacKinnon, The Globe and Mail’s Senior International Correspondent, says in his report:

    “There are also fears Mr. Najib might resort to election-tampering, or even declare a state of emergency, if he feared he were about to lose power.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/long-time-autocratic-ruler-could-be-key-to-ending-malaysias-one-party-rule/article37492688/

    Other points:

    The campaign will see Mahathir Mohamad recast as the man who just might bring an end to six decades of one-party rule in the country.

    They’re hoping a familiar face can win over rural Malay voters who have traditionally supported UMNO, the party that has ruled Malaysia since it gained independence in 1957.

    While the opposition has consented to fall in behind Mr. Mahathir and his Save Malaysia movement for the coming election, cracks emerge on the question of what would happen if the opposition were to win the vote.

    Some say they expect Mr. Mahathir – who appears to be in robust health and claims he can still wear the same clothes that fit him 30 years ago – would return to the prime minister’s post just ahead of his 93rd birthday.

    The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating an unnamed “Malaysian Official 1,” identified in U.S. media as Mr. Najib himself, who is accused of diverting hundreds of millions of (US) dollars from Malaysia’s massive state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts and those of his political allies.

    While UMNO’s popularity is in long-term decline … That’s where the opposition hopes Mr. Mahathir can help. While voters in Kuala Lumpur remember him as an autocrat who stifled dissent, he’s regarded in the countryside as an independence hero who led the country through a period of sustained economic growth. He’s also one of the founding fathers of UMNO.

    • declare a state of emergency? says:

      More from the report on Najib might resort to election-tampering, or even declare a state of emergency, if he feared he were about to lose power –

      “Whatever you say about him (Mahathir), we need someone to shake UMNO and in this he can play a key role,” political analyst (and former UIA Professor) Abdul Aziz Bari said. “Mahathir’s presence in the opposition makes voters think twice about why they are supporting UMNO.”

      The furor over 1MDB – which brought tens of thousands onto the streets in protests in 2015 and 2016 – Najib’s personal approval ratings, bottomed out to near 30 per cent then.

    • Anonymous says:

      In US, there must be some Top Secret Measures in place that if the crazy Donald Trump presses the missiles button, it alerts a top general and the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles get released only after the Military High Command agrees and press a second button.

      In Malaysia, orders to declare emergency?

      • Anonymous says:

        CNN had someone explained it live on TV yesterday 4.1.18 at about 4.30 pm that it was not a matter of pressing buttons to release nuclear ICBMs from their silos to their targets.

        The top command of the military would be involved in any firing of their nuclear missiles. The chain of command right down to those in charge of the missile silos has been established and it would not take long from the giving of the order to the actual firing, complete with configuring of targets.

        Will a trigger-happy President get his way? Not stated.

        • Would a desperate Najib declare emergency? says:

          Mark MacKinnon of The Globe and Mail said there are fears Najib might declare emergency if he feared he were about to lose power.

          We must speak about it often. Inform the rakyat and condemn the prospect each and every time we find the time to do so. To preempt him from doing it.

          • Anonymous says:

            To inform those concerned that many members of the citizenry detest it.

            To declare emergency when you fear losing power during general elections is totally undemocratic.

            And don’t create excuses to do it. That’d be totally unacceptable. That’d be cursed by the people.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Fin Minister II Johari Ghani says unlikely to meet 2020 balanced budget goal.

    Where got can? Take back misappropriated and laundered 1MDB funds and the RM50(?) billion lost, maybe can.

  39. “This ‘stupid’ boy…" says:

    “This ‘stupid’ boy… he doesn’t understand politics,” Tun Dr M said. Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun boy.

    He alleged Dr Mahathir was out to instigate Malaysians to topple the present government through non-democratic means.

    “Of course, I am overthrowing the government, because it is a kleptocratic government. It is a democratic process,” he said. “Even in an authoritarian country, people try to overthrow the government.”

    The boy is the joke of the year.

  40. Najib should do like Tun Mahathir did says:

    When you do wrong, you apologise – Tun Mahathir has done it. FMT

    A simple statement or act like that is a hit on Najib. Problem is: Najib has no shame. Else, he’d resign on 1MDB, FELDA and other scandals.

    And his Langkawi MP was stupid. Saying “MO1” = YDP Agong.

    Wat ta ….

  41. Former AG: There should be no RCI on Memali says:

    Agree with former AG Abu Talib Othman who said no need for a RCI on Memali.

    He said the Police has all the facts and they should come out and tell all the truth. He asked, “Why is the IGP quiet about it?” Yes, why is he quiet?

    “Why won’t the police come out and tell the whole story of what happened on the ground at the time? They handled the situation; they were on the ground, they have access to everything. They know the full story,” he said in an interview.

    Abu Talib further questioned those who have been politicising the incident.

    “We want peace in the country. We have law and order. We make laws, but what’s the point of having them if you don’t want to execute them fairly?”

    Dr Mahathir was prime minister at the time. It saw a confrontation between police and supporters of religious teacher Ibrahim Libya, who resisted attempts to arrest him
    The confrontation resulted in the deaths of 18 people, four of them policemen.

    Dr Mahathir said he was not in the country during the incident and passed the responsibility to his then deputy Musa Hitam.

    In recent media reports on the incident, Mahathir, who is chairman of PPBM and Pakatan Harapan, said the villagers in Memali should expect retaliation if they killed policemen.

    “I’ve pointed out to them, that four policemen were killed with parangs. And of course, when you kill a policeman, the police have the right to retaliate. One has to remember that these policemen were only carrying out their duty,” Dr Mahathir said.

    • Anonymous says:

      KiniTV shows former AG Abu Talib saying it was not Tun Mahathir who wanted the Chief Justice Salleh Abbas removed.

      It was the then YDP Agong (then Sultan of Johor) who asked in a note sent to the PM that Salleh be removed.

      That was the “fact”, Abu Talib said. He then set up the Tribunal, the mechanism for the removal of a Chief Justice.

      Tun Mahathir went to a great length to protect the name of the former Sultan of Johor – he recently said “the document was lost”.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Anwar is back to his old chameleonic character and devious game. My honest opinion —- leave him out of the deliberation process and up to him to choose what he has in mind to pursue. The Rakyat priority is a regime and PM change . Who ever is the PM nominated to take over does not matter right now as the main battle to win the Federal is not even within the line of sight, what more to bicker over who should be PM. PKR is a party without any sense of obligations and team players. More selfishly for the individuals in the Party. They have forgotten that who ever is nominated and if at the crunch, even the most popular or much sought and demanded by rakayat can be easily dispose by the political environment if he/she is not favourable for the job.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let the matter of getting consensus over PH PM candidate take time, bro.

      Tun M has said there are Plans B, C, D in respect of the RoS registraton of PH.

      There must be Plans B, C, D for getting the consensus, too.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Who says only PH has unity problems? –

    UPP wants Najib, CM to cook up SUPP peace formula

    The splinter party headed by Wong Soon Koh hopes the duo will work out a solution for GE14.

    Bernama

  44. Anonymous says:

    an said External audit firm to probe KLVC project being developed by Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB) on land belonging to the Federal Land Development Authority in Jalan Semarak.

    Haven’t we heard his before? It ended up with a farce in the “cari makan” Parliamentary Accounts Committee and the hiding of the Auditor General’s report on 1MDB accounts – hidden under the Official Secrets Act.

    He must think Malaysians are stupid. But my grandfather told me that he who thinks others are stupid is stupid, the others aren’t.

  45. Hadi 'traitor, infidel' says:

    Hadi forgives Dr M for ‘traitor, infidel’ remarks.

    What else can he do? The need for forgiving does not arise, actually – the arguments given by Tun M against him are valid. For example –

    “Najib is an infidel according to PAS, and Hadi once said if you work with an infidel, then you become an infidel yourself.”

    “So, now that he is working with Umno and at one time had also worked with DAP, he is now an infidel himself,” Mahathir had said.

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