The now routine citing of “muslim sensitivities” as the reason to ban, remove, censor, amend or erase anything deemed unislamic only reveals the pitiable insecurity of muslims directing and/or tolerating such censorship and the fragility of their faith. At worst, it casts the religion as an intolerant ideology to be shunned rather than a benign path for salvation (whatever that means) which could be embraced. And when one considers the fact that all of this rabid intolerance is getting into high gear under the so-called “moderate islam” brand promoted by KleptoMO1, the cynical manipulation of the masses for political gain should be more than apparent.
I strong;y dislike KleptoMO1 but would defend my religion against any attempt at maligning the religion and Muslims.
“muslim sensitivities” are genuine, though “anything deemed unislamic” may be arguable.
But because of those sensitivities and especially considering “Islam is the religion of the Federation” as stated in Article 3 of the Constitution, it’s advisable to use other arguments when whacking KleptoMO1.
On the subject of the post, of course those who want to propagate the undirosak to get advantage for their party or coalition are the ones kepala rosak.
Last I checked, Tun M said it’s Umno/Bn doing that. But their kepala rosak has been so predominant under Najib. Seleweng-ing 1MDB and songlap-ing billions has been the characteristic of the kepala rosak Unmo/Bn leader. Tun Mahathir called it thievery, robbery and Bugisman piracy.
BN’s recipe for success is power-sharing – Shahidan
What about RM2.6 billion sharing?
Barking cock = talking crap.
Just accuse, arr? No facts and arguments? Chinese school graduate, issit?
Ayer Hitam voters, please learn from voters in Selangor and Penang.
We should prioritise national issues first. Kleptocracy, corruption, GST, inefficiencies, devaluation of the ringgit, decline of institutions, racism, extremism, etc, are plaguing Malaysia.
If a certain individual is above the law and remains free, what is the use of Wee serving you well in your daily needs, but colluding with Umno-BN in slave driving the rest of us?
We do not need lapdogs, but we are in dire need of national saviours.
Good of you to state your views with decorum and decency, Ori Ang.
Heartening to see such comments.
Especially when whacking KleptoMO1 and his kind.
Do come in often, will you. We need to get rid of KleptoMO1 at Pru14.
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad has recently disappeared from public view, which is an indication of the parlous state of anti-corruption battle in Malaysia.
Equally conspicuous is the inability of MACC to explain why Malaysia has become a global kleptocracy and what the MACC is doing to cleanse or purge Malaysia of this international infamy and ignominy.
Recently, there was the announcement of the appointment of four Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) honorary advisers. Is anyone of the MACC honorary advisers committed to demanding that the top priority of MACC is to cleanse or purge Malaysia of the international infamy and ignominy of being regarded as a global kleptocracy as a result of the 1MDB scandal?
Three frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the 1MDB scandal are:
1. Whether the Prime Minister Najib Razak received RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty;
2. Whether Najib returned RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty; and,
3. Whether the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for the “wife of MO1” came from stolen 1MDB funds.
The answers to all these three FAQs about the 1MDB scandal are available in great detail in the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/412787#kcv8QmUdqjqfGtrt.99
If the name you use refers to Rashid Mydin the communist terrorist under Chin Peng, the authorities may be watching you.
The blokes caused a lot of deaths, hardship and misery during the Communist Party of Malaya CPM) insurgency. Though decades ago, the government has not declared CPM is now allowed to operate in this country and those sentimental over them are free to associate with them, even though dead already.
Remember, the Police did not even allow Chin Peng’s ashes be brought into this country after he went dead in Thailand.
Suggest avoid using such names as it would distract readers from the hard-hitting walloping on the KleptoMO1 and what they are doing at MACC.
Yes, we want readers to be clear-minded and fully receptive to the KleptoMO1 and MACC whackings.
So that they would, on their on, go to the polling stations and vote them out at Pru14.
Wee contests in a Chinese majority seat? No way, Jose! It’s guaranteed electoral suicide! MCA is Chinese alright, and claims to represent the Chinese, but no Chinese in his right mind would vote for MCA. With MCA, you get the worst of both worlds. They can’t affect policies because they are only dogs of dUMNO; they are not really interested in looking after you because they know you have not voted for them. You are actually better if your MP is a dUMNO Melayu because at least you have a chance of getting heard by people who have got real power. On the other hand MCA is well known for fixing up your longkangs. If you need your longkang fixed, vote MCA! But if you want our important NATIONAL policies fixed, vote Harapan!!
MCA has no one to blame except themselves. Rot started from their day’s of Multi Purpose, and subsequent decline has only slowed with intervention of UMNO leadership. Politicians such Wee has survived all this while, not exactly a Ong Ka Ting he too has benefitted much from his association and loyalty to BN. A sad end of a party with so much history but unable to even make a point they have become irrelevant in the context of external change.
Liow, Wee and Ong claim to be Leaders of the 2nd largest BN Chinese based party and constantly blabber about them representing the Chinese in the Government, champion of Chinese schools, culture etc etc. But then, they stand in safe Malay majority seats depending on Malay (or UMNO) votes to be elected !!
What a farce !!. There are so many Chinese majority seats for them to contest but they have no guts to stand against DAP candidates in these seats. UMNO fellas should demand these seats back for themselves and ask MCA to go fly kites and contest in other Chinese majority seats. No wonder these idiots dare not open their mouth and question their UMNO masters (even Jamal Jamban) lest they be slapped and reminded who gave them their MP/Cabinet positions.
Spineless 7-11 fellas – let’s just bury them once and for all in GE14 !!.
Saying Guan Eng in Ayer Hitam: Wee says he was misquoted
Really? Don’t ask why you were misquoted? By your MCA-owned nespaper, The Star? Never thought about being disliked for some reasons?
MCA deputy chief Wee Ka Siong could not deny claims that the party’s representation of the Chinese community had been negated by their leaders refusing to contest in seats with a majority of Chinese voters.
Are MCA leaders not ashamed that they do not practice what they preach by not contesting in seats with more than 50 percent Chinese voters?
For the first time, the three top MCA leaders – president Liow Tiong Lai, deputy president Wee and secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan – would be depending on Umno votes to get elected as MPs.
In Bentong, Liow’s parliamentary constituency, the single biggest ethnic bloc of voters are the 46.1 percent Malay voters with Chinese voters at 42.4 percent, Indians 9.0 percent and others 2.5 percent.
In Ayer Hitam, Wee’s parliamentary constituency, the largest ethnic group of voters are the 57.6 percent Malay voters with the Chinese at 38.3 percent; Indians 3.9 percent and others 0.2 percent.
In Tanjong Malim, Ong’s parliamentary constituency, the largest ethnic group of voters are again the Malays at 55.4 percent with Chinese at 25.8 percent, Indians 13.2 percent and Orang Asli 5.6 percent.
Ahli Gerakan di sebuah cawangan Johor menurunkan papan tanda parti itu dan keluar parti kerana mendakwa Ahli Parlimen Simpang Renggam, Liang Teck Meng gagal mengotakan janji untuk membantu masyarakat setempat.
China Press melaporkan pucuk pimpinan Gerakan Cawangan Chemara di Simpang Renggam menurunkan papan tanda parti itu pada 6 petang Ahad lalu, sebelum mengetuai 40 ahli di cawangan berkenaan meninggalkan Gerakan pada keesokannya sebagai tanda protes.
Ketua Gerakan Cawangan Chemara, Teo Siang Huat dipetik akhbar itu sebagai berkata, beliau tidak pernah mengambil sesen daripada parti itu, sebaliknya menggunakan wang sendiri untuk menyewa premis, kos operasi dan papan tanda pejabat parti itu.
Is Namewee’s “Like A Dog” MV what BN means that race and religion are under threat? That a video making fun of the way different dogs bark from various countries is a national threat that warrants precious police investigations? People kidnapped and missing in broad day light are a threat to national security.
Voting is an important and an inalienable right of citizens of the right age. Nobody can force anyone to vote and it’s a criminal offence to hinder or prevent anyone to vote or force anyone to vote certain parties or individuals.
But it’s a damn shame not to vote or spoil one’s vote. It’s an irresponsible omission of the voting act or spoiling one’s vote. It may be just one vote but it matters a lot in the overall scheme of things in a democratic country.
Ancient Romans killed if prevented from voting, the suffragettes held demonstrations endlessly and were even militant to get the right to vote – Suffragettes were members of women’s organisations in the UK late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the right to vote to women.
So, value your right to vote, use it, don’t spoil your votes, folks. And don’t vote the candidates of parties that ask you to spoil your votes.
Don’t spoil your votes.
If you don’t like UMNO/BN, of course vote PAKATAN HARAPAN
If you are not sure, give the benefit of the doubt to PH.
Because PH did not cause the Government indebted, said to be about RM50 billion (1MDB now run by the Govt). Imagine, RM50 billion is a huge sum of money.
And PH did not introduce the unpopular GST which taxes even the low income and the poor every time they buy anything, even kacang putih – GST charged on the kacang before it’s prepared into kacang putih.
If PH lets the GST carry on, it’s because so much has been done to devise the system for the money collected all over the country be sent to the govt treasury.
Yup. PH does not introduce GST. But do tell us how a country will get sufficient revenue if GST is to be abolished?
Do explain why on earth more than 160 countries on this planet opt for GST. Why?
Do tell us why on earth PH leader, Azmin is willing to set aaside court ruling and rewarded a developer with prized landbank in Ijok.
Do explain why Kit siang is still there after 5 decades when Malaysia witnesses change of PM for 5 times in 5 decades.
Introduce new taxes or increase existing taxes in other area that do not affect the low income and the poor
Give a link to “more than 160 countries on this planet opt for GST”. You don’t have to follow all that other countries do. You wanna follow Englaaaaaand where the unemployed can “go on the dole” – get money from their gomen quite easily? You heard about how hard to get welfare assistance in Malaysia?
Ijok land not GST matter or about spoiling votes
PM changed 5 times, so Kit Sing should retire? What logic school you went, man? Dun wanna hear what Tun Mahathir said are his reasons for toppling Najib at Pru14? Pretending still dunno?
Nazri: Turn floods, graves and monkeys into Kelantan tourist attractions
Trying to hit PAS-led Kelantan government, isn’t he sounding like a monkey saying that?
MCA publicity spokesperson Ti Lian Ker accuses DAP of ‘sensationalising’ CNY cock-ups
Aiyyo, when you cock up, just admit it larr. Have the CNY goodwill spirit, maa. What for accuse accuse, moo.
Let Najib decide on GE14 candidates – Salleh
‘The question of candidates is the ultimate right of the president of Umno and the BN chairperson,’ says minister.
As if members don’t know. Quarreling among the component parties already, issit, Salleh?
Lim Kit Siang has questioned whether the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would levy their proposed heftier fines for “fake news” against BN leaders, including Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
“Can the MCMC guarantee that the new law with a tenfold hike in penalties for ‘fake news’ would be used against both ‘sharks’ and ‘ikan bilis’ (small fish) in government including Najib, and not just against dissent?” Lim asked in a statement today.
He was commenting on MCMC chief operating officer Mazlan Ismail’s proposal that punishment for publishing fake news under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act be increased tenfold, to a RM500,000 fine and 10 years’ jail.
Israeli diplomat’s visit: M’sia must abide by UN rules, say ex-diplomats
The Zionists abide by UN rules on Palestine, etc?
Unclever, worn-out ex-diplomats.
What kind of obligation for Malaysia to agree to the UN function held in Malaysia? Any penalty or fine if Malaysia does not agree?
Why not refuse it held in Malaysia? Never mind if no UN conferences held in Malaysia to avoid Israeli Zioniits and North Korean dictator communists coming to attend.
Wanna follow norms of international behaviour? What norms? Even UK is getting out of EU – Brexit. Nobody really minds.
Ini yang Tun M cakap – jaga national sovereignty kita, jaga maruah kita.
Takda maruah bila benarkan musuh Islam Yahudi Zionists, yang bully Palestinians and the Arabs, masuk negara ini.
Islam ada lah agama negara ini, di semadikn di Perkara 3 Perlembagaan negara. Najib, Anifah Aman sedar ke implikasi nya?
Ex-Ambassador DENNIS IGNATIUS wrote –
The Israeli visit: Much ado about nothing
Well, he is not a Jew and not a Muslim.
“Given our myopic views and anti-Semitism,” said he. He’s myopic, is he? He should change his glasses.
But good that he says, “And who can forget how skilfully the government manipulated and exploited Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with mammoth rallies and stirring speeches about their commitment to Palestine?” Well done, mate. You have no hangover as a government servant, eh?
I like his words, “Even, PAS, notwithstanding its own ongoing scheming and connivance with Umno, couldn’t resist taking a dig at the government by suggesting that the decision to admit Israeli diplomats proved that Umno was “untrustworthy”.
“of course, there is no shortage of Muslim NGOs ready to be outraged at the drop of a hat,” he said. He may not be deaf but has very sensitive ears as a former diplomat?
But the ex-diplomat is not sensitive to the Malaysian Muslims’ sensitivities to what the Jews do or don’t do, past and present. Wonder how he writes his reports to the Government when overseas as an Ambassador. Saying “the Israelis were here to attend a UN conference, nothing more” is not being sensitive to the plight of the Palestinians and Muslims in general at the bullying by the Israelis.
Malaysia has certain obligations including allowing all UN members to attend, said he. What “certain obligations”?
He should know but he did not explain. What a waste of paper (or space) writing those words, this ex-diplomat. He assumes all readers understand the hoola baloo about the UN and he is not writing in a diplomatic magazine and such. Not sensitive again, this ex-diplomat.
Indonesia mulls fresh freeze on sending domestic helpers here
The republic may issue a new moratorium on sending its citizens to work in M’sia after the latest death.
Comment: Not smart and not htting the target if they do so.
They should get the Malaysian government whack the employers who caused the death – ensure they suffer as a result of their inhuman acts, death penalty on them is the best.
Next, the Indonesian government should put a ban on their maid agencies in Indonesia from sending maids to the kind of blokes who cause deaths to Indonesian maids. Go by past incidents of deaths – the kind of employers in hose cases are “the kind of blokes” referred to above.
Sure, Najib and 1MDB bad deeds get spoken about internationally from time to time. The other day, again, in New York Times. It includesthe following quote: “.. how does he get the money? He steals the money.” Extracts –
Najib .. accused of taking $731 million (RM2.6 billion) in government funds and depositing the money into his personal bank account.
“This time, we are together to replace the government,” he said. “The government has been there for more than 60 years. It is time it goes.”
Mr. Najib, 64, who last faced voters in 2013, must call an election by August. Some predict that the vote could come as early as April because it would ensure the absence of Mr. Anwar, 70, who was imprisoned three years ago under Mr. Najib after a second sodomy conviction.
A skilled orator who nearly defeated Mr. Najib in 2013, Mr. Anwar is scheduled to be released from prison in June. His supporters say all the charges against him have been politically motivated.
As prime minister from 1981 to 2003, Mr. Mahathir modernized the country’s economy and built landmark projects, including the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, which at one point were the world’s tallest buildings.
He also helped establish a strong central government that Mr. Najib has exploited to squelch any independent investigation of the money transfers to his personal account.
The United States Justice Department is conducting a criminal inquiry into more than $3.5 billion missing from the investment fund known as One Malaysia Development Berhad, which Mr. Najib oversaw. The Justice Department also has filed numerous lawsuits to seize $1.7 billion in assets including jewelry, real estate and Hollywood movie rights, that it says Mr. Najib’s family members and associates acquired with money from the fund and laundered through American financial institutions.
“Yes, I picked him,” Mr. Mahathir said in a 2016 interview with The Times. “I encouraged Badawi to pick Najib as his deputy, which means he would become the next prime minister.”
“This particular prime minister (Najib) believes he can buy support,” Mr. Mahathir told The Times in September. “With money he can buy everybody. He needs to have money. So how does he get the money? He steals the money.”
Under Mr. Najib, he said, Malaysia is no longer a democracy.
“For us it is a dictatorship,” he said. “The rule of law is no longer enforced now.”
I don’t like LBGTs, but denying a pop star entry to Malaysia because of LBGT views appears too harsh.
Pop star Denise Ho denied Malaysia permit ‘over LGBT views’
But then, it’s like Tun M said, “Malaysia is no longer a democracy. For us it is a dictatorship.”
Terengganu Umno confident it can retake Hadi’s seat
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/#88o4HHPazsrtLmDq.99
How come want to take Hadi’s seat? Najib photographed holding hands with Hadi only play play, issit?
InshaAllah Tun Guru Haji Hadi akan kekal di kerusi nya
Dn boleh di gmbar berpegang pegang tangan lagi dengan Najib?
Atau masam muka sebab nak tanding semua kerusi PAS dulu, tak kira yang 3-conered bad for BN.
MCMC moots 10-fold hike to ‘fake news’ penalties
MCMC) chief operating officer Mazlan Ismail said, “In my opinion, the current fine of RM50,000 must be increased to RM500,000 and the jail sentence (from one year) should be increased to 10 years.
Aiseh, what the hell is fake news? What constitutes fake news? Are opinions fake news?
So much talk but I have not seen any definition of fake news. Has anyone seen it? Share it, will you. Even if it’s different from the draft that Minister Azlina, Salleh Keruak etc are working on.
The TIME Magazine says
.. the lexicographer, the human who watches words spread and tracks the way people use them. You might even call them fact checkers for the English language. Their mission of keeping dictionaries current has always been a challenging one
In general, the Trumpian version of the phrase functions more as a slur against mainstream media outlets that some conservatives believe are inherently flawed by an unacknowledged liberal bias.
Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days, including the meaning of words, and that goes doubly for politically fraught ones.
.. the lexicographer’s principle of defining what is probable versus what is possible. Many people have been turning to dictionaries to look up a definition for fake news – Oxford says it is one of their most common failed searches these days – and wants people to get a definition that reflects “the wider understanding of what fake news means.”
WATCH OUT FOLKS –
Craig Leyland, a senior editor at the Oxford English Dictionary who works on new words, says that they’re keeping a close eye on the phrase but have not broken out their definition-writing pens yet because the meaning is still evolving. The term has been used since the 1800s, he says, and for most of that time, its meaning was obvious, no more than a synonym for “false news” or “spurious news.” But fake news has “gained an extra layer of meaning” since gaining prominence over the last year, he says, “so that now there’s a case for us to define it.”
NOTE: “the meaning (of the phrase fake news) is still evolving,” says the Oxford Dictionary expert.
I suspect there’ll be a huge number of court cases – summons and suits – as soon as the authorities prosecute any one breaking the “Malaysian Fake News Law”, endless arguing in court on the definition of the word. Maybe will not be much discussed in Parliament before the Bill is passed into law.
Pssst, maybe there are many English language experts in the Malaysian cabinet.
If opinions can be deemed as fake news under the new law, Malaysians are as good as being dumb.
They cannot say they dislike Najib or Umno/Bn. Or object to anything they see as wrongdoings, like 1MDB.
Wow, that’d be a really crazy situation in this country. No demonstrations, no rallies, the Peaceful Assembly Act would be as good as defunct.
Like Tun Mahathir said, Malaysia is not a democracy, it is a dictatorship.
There would be so many Otak Rosak, especially in Umno/Bn, including those who frame the law that allows prosecution on people who express their opinions against the Establishment.
MCMC chief operating officer Mazlan Ismail said Putrajaya’s proposed new law against fake news is part of its efforts to safeguard national interest. But he, or Berita Harian that published what he said, didn’t say how so.
He said this was contrary to claims by certain opposition leaders that the proposed law would protect the interests of certain individuals ahead of the forthcoming 14th general election. In the absence of clear and acceptable explanations on the proposed law, it’s natural for the opposition leaders to say so.
And the following statement is rather alarming – “Do not make any speculations to prevent this law from being tabled and passed in Parliament because it is in the interest of the people.” Whoever can “prevent” it being tabled and passed as UMNO/BN is the government and they have a majority in Parliament?
And how”it is in the interest of the people” is also not explained. It is this sort of situation that makes Tun Dr Mahathir say this is not a democracy but a dictatorship.
“Fake news is like a ‘time bomb’ that could explode at any time.” “A time bomb”? Really? How so? “Not only in Malaysia, fake news is being shared around the world, and it is a threat,” he said. What kind of threat was not explained.
But give credit where due – he said, “Other countries have already enacted similar laws. That is why before the law is tabled, the definition of fake news and the appropriate punishments should first be scrutinised.” The definition is of utmost importance. That would tell whether this country is really democratic.
And good of Berita Harian to state:
Dr Mahathir Mohamad said earlier this month said that Putrajaya’s proposal for a new law against fake news was good, but he was also wary that it may be a guise to censor stories about the 1MDB scandal linked to Prime Minister Najib.
“Don’t use it to censor articles or news about things that are true such as 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion (deposits in the prime minister’s bank account) and others.
“These are not false, they are true. Separate the truth from what is described as false news. Don’t use the law to cover up the truth,” Mahathir had said in a video.
The video also featured Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin, who accused Umno and BN of being perpetrators of fake news.
“Do not make any speculations …”
Cannot even make speculations under the Fake News law?
Does the fellow know about democracy?
Only in Malaysia a rooster can bark in the year of the dog.
And they talk about it and about the Najib government all over the world. In addition to “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering”. Including BBC reporting it.
Rosmah saying her visit to the United Kingdom in August last year (using Permata funds) that included a visit to Oxford University was “not for a holiday but to “pave the way for children under the Permata early childhood education program to join the university”. That’s totally unfathomable – stretching it too far, to say the least.
Opposition MP Ong Kian Ming had very valid and strong points when saying that she only needed to visit Singapore next door if she wanted to find out how to boost children’s education to get them into Oxford or Cambridge University.
“Singapore sends nine times more students to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge than Malaysia on a per capita basis. Given Singapore’s success in sending so many more students to Oxbridge than Malaysia, it would make sense for Rosmah to visit Singapore to learn more about the ‘secrets’ of their success,” Mr Ong had said.
In any case, Permata’s educational programmes are for pre-school children aged between 2 and five years old. It’s inconceivable that she wants to make arrangements with Oxford University for those kids who’d reach university level only about 15 years later.
Is she running a school with children ranging from pre-school to SPM or GCE levels?
So PM’s wife now entitled to use gov’t jet?
Don’t slander Rosmah over jet ride, Dr M told
We live in the age of transparency and accountability. Elected representatives are public officers, and they are entitled to certain privileges when carrying out their duties.
Prime Minister Najib Razak should be advised of this protocol, and that his wife is entitled to accompany him but it would not be right for her to use the government aircraft alone.
This reminds us of the feudal age, where kings and queens enjoy a decadent lifestyle, through taxes collected from the poor. History reminds us that such exploits invite many troubles from the people.
Decency and humility are what we expect.
Can we get that?
All we hear is Economy is Good, Economy is Good, Economy is Good !!! My foot economy is good. I have to cut down my own expenses around 1k per/month. Who’s Economy is Good ???
What’s so important about the Permata award in Istanbul? If PM’s wife Rosmah Mansor’s schedule was indeed tight, someone else in Permata could have collected the award.
The award presentation did not warrant travel by private jet. It was pure wastage and showed lack of empathy with the suffering of the ordinary rakyat.
The rakyat, including former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad, have every right to criticise such wanton wastage. This is not ‘fitnah’ (slander).
Public officials, including their immediate family members, are not immune to criticism when their actions, or inaction, show total lack of concern for the welfare of the rakyat.
By the way, Rosmah’s aide Rizal Mansor, you must have read about President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) travelling to Singapore on economy class when he had to attend his son’s convocation.
That’s the exemplary example shown by a leader who is truly ‘berjiwa’ rakyat.
But Rizal is just a Personal Assistant, what does he know, just follow what Rosmah say.
Obviously, the Fake News Law must be applicable to government ministers as well.
Like the following who was lambasted by Lim Guan Eng (copied almost verbatim because all the points seem relevant) –
MCA Minister Wee Ka Siong’s desperate attempts to justify his ’10 lies’ with more lies on Penang’s undersea tunnel project will not work because you can lie to some of the people some of the time, you can lie to all the people some of the time, but you can not lie to all the people all the time.
Even while clinging desperately to his lies, Wee continues to make new ones, such as the winning consortium Zenith securing a 110 acres prime land approved for high-density luxury condominiums despite the many delays in the proposed project.
This is false because the 110 acres of net developed land has not been transferred to Zenith. Where is it stated that there is approval for high-density luxury condominiums? How then can there be approval for high-density luxury condominiums when the land has not even been transferred?
Further, who caused the delays when federal government agencies changed their rules and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has carried out investigations since 2016? The unduly long MACC investigations have not only delayed but harassed government staff that required unnecessary and repetitive checks.
With the latest attack by BN to sabotage the entire project, doubts have been expressed about the commitment of all parties involved and whether the project is still viable.
Wee’s latest “10 lies” letter then spirals down to further depths of falsehoods of bare-faced denials by him. For instance, he claimed that he had never insinuated that a fashion company, Vertice Bhd, was building the Penang tunnel when he knew that China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) was clearly the main contractor.
Wee should refer to MCA’s own paper, The Star, which on Jan 13 highlighted Wee’s lies.
So, Wee’s own party newspaper has caught out Wee for lying. Wee also denied BN’s involvement in the MACC investigations and allegations of corruption that kickbacks of millions of ringgit were paid to state government leaders in this project.
Has Wee so quickly forgotten that the BN media had put it up on the front page? (see New Straits Times, Jan 20, 2018)
Wee denies that MCA president Liow Tiong Lai abused his power as transport minister to pressure CRCC, when Wee and BN had first dragged them into this political controversy.
And yet, in the same breath, Wee admits that Liow got CRCC to “provide” information through his responsibilities as transport minister, even though the Malaysian government is not a party to the Penang contract.
Perhaps the Penang government should have carried out a direct tender (my commen: meaning award without tender but by negotiation?) like the RM55 billion ECRL project to avoid any harassment from MACC?
Wee claims that there is no need for an open tender for the RM55 billion East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project, that is nine times bigger than the RM6.3 billion tunnel project because the ECRL is a government-to-government(G2G) project.
Is the Penang project not a G2G project too when it is undertaken by a China government-owned company and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) witnessed by both the prime ministers of Malaysia and China in 2011?
Despite that, the Penang state government had insisted that an open tender be conducted in contrast to the ECRL.
If the Penang state government had known that MACC would only investigate projects conducted under open tenders and not under direct tender, then perhaps we should have done the project under direct tender to avoid any harassment, even just before Chinese New Year.
This (Continuation) was not published saying have said that – after message came out that I’ve been posting comments too fast . Fake news. Trying to post comment again now –
.. Again Wee tried to drag the Penang state secretary into this political fight by claiming that the paid-up capital of the consortium that won the tender did not fulfil the minimum paid-up capital (PUC) requirement of RM381 million.
He even claimed that when awarding the tender, the state secretary acted under instructions from the chief minister.
This is outrageous and a preposterous lie. The state secretary is the chairperson of the Penang state Tender Board and has carried out his duties according to the letter of the law. He received no benefit in granting the tender to Zenith.
Zenith fulfilled the minimum PUC requirement of RM381 million. The Penang Tender Board granted the tender based on the merits of the tender and not as Wee alleged. It is unscrupulous for Wee to try to drag the state secretary down just because Wee is unable to prove that there was hanky-panky in the award of the project by open tender.
I do not intend to explain at length to Wee that one does not need to stamp every page of a contractual document nor justify that any document attached to the main agreement is part of that agreement.
CRCC is mentioned in the main agreement and it signed the main agreement as a party to the contract, and it gave an additional signed commitment to ensure completion of the project that is attached to the agreement.
Any person buying a house would know that any document attached to the agreement is part of the main agreement.
Finally, I would like to repeat again that the state government had not paid a single cent or a single square inch of land to either Zenith or the contractor for the tunnel. Payment has been made only for the three main roads.
For Wee to continue to claim that the state government has paid to either Zenith or the contractor for the tunnel is just sheer dishonesty. Clearly, both BN and Wee are only interested in sabotaging this public interest project that seeks to alleviate traffic congestion in Penang.
It is pointless to respond to Wee when he continues to shamelessly cover-up and clings desperately to his 10 lies. We leave it to the people of Penang to judge.
Selangor BN is prepared to sell the environment and long term Earth sustainability for short term power. That has always been BN’s thinking. Bribe, cheat, grab forest, clear out wildlife, bully, to win the next term. No long term goal like good education, good healthcare and sustainable development, conservation, renewable energy. Yes, BN gives free plastic bag, so that we can pollute the environment and destroy the Earth.
Agree with DAP rep saying BN free plastic bag proposal is ‘height of idiocy’
Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/#hv5sHsOIhX0ft6U8.99
Damn idiotic to propose that when there are glaring global efforts to reduce its usage to fight environmental hazards.
Are they like the BN bloke who said “MO1” was YDP Agong? So bodoh that no wonder KleptoMO1 could get away with robbery and Bugis piracy of 1MDB.
Is it like that all over the place?
PKR MP’s bid to challenge Pandikar on 1MDB questions thrown out
The court gives no ground for the rejection of Hee Loy Sian’s attempt to challenge the decision to not allow the questions in Dewan.
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA … THIS ONE VERY INTERESTING –
Wee Ka Siong concedes Umno could lose GE14
LIEW CHIN TONG is the MP for Kluang said:
In an extensive exclusive interview in the Chinese language with China Press, MCA Deputy President Wee Ka Siong made three major but contradictory statements which are worth the nation’s attention:
First, he claims that if Bersatu doesn’t win sufficient seats in the new Pakatan Harapan government, Bersatu may work with “the largest opposition” Umno.
Second, he also claims that if MCA is defeated, yet Umno remains in power, DAP would work with Umno to replace MCA.
Third, he argues that the coming 14th general election is a referendum vote for the Chinese community against Dr Mahathir Mohamad to tell him that “the Chinese don’t trust him, even for a two-year premiership he is seeking”.
Wee is wrong on so many levels. He still lives in the “Chinese politics” box in an era when the majority of ethnic Chinese voters want a better Malaysia for all Malaysians.
Wee is playing the old racial game, trying to strike fear into the heart of ethnic Chinese swing voters with the allegation that Bersatu is no different from Umno, and both would collaborate to perpetuate Mahathir’s influence post-election.
Firstly, when Umno loses power it would mean Umno no longer have at least 40 of the 88 federal seats it won in 2013. This means Harapan component parties had won all those seats.
By then, there is no need for any Umno elected representatives to cross over because Harapan would have already obtained a majority. By that time, Umno would be the opposition.
Secondly, the most important aspect of Wee’s interview is that he admits that Umno could be “the largest opposition party” post-GE14. Even Umno leaders like Johor and Negeri Sembilan Menteris Besar, Khaled Nordin and Mohammad Hassan, respectively, at the urging of MCA leaders, have been telling Chinese voters to vote for MCA candidates to ensure “Chinese representation”, as if BN/Umno would never lose power.
Therefore, Wee’s recognition that Umno may be the next largest opposition party invalidates MCA’s fear tactic of “a Malay (BN/Umno) government without Chinese”, and ultimately confirms that Umno is sinkable in GE14.
Wee Ka Siong denies saying ‘Umno could lose GE14’
That’s Ka Siong’s fake news. What is explained in the above 2 comments shows that.
MCA kecut, talut kalah –
MCA leaders avoiding Chinese-majority seats: Guan Eng
Wanting to ride on on whatever popularity Umno might still have.
And UMNO may also be kecut –
Dr Mahathir today gave a cryptic response to his final decision on which parliamentary seat he would be contesting for the forthcoming 14th general election.
He said he could even appear in Najib’s constituency of Pekan.
Lagi teruk MCA kena –
Guan Eng: Eevn The Star can misquote Ka Siong ..
The prospect of Umno losing power thus invalidates Wee’s own contradictory statement that DAP would work with Umno in the event of MCA being defeated. The fact is MCA depends on Umno’s Malay vote bank to survive. The moment there is a massive Malay swing/wave against Umno, MCA would sink with Umno.
Finally, GE14 is not a referendum against Mahathir’s two-year premiership bid. It is the people’s campaign against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s (in photo) kleptocratic misrule.
When Mahathir stepped down in 2003, even DAP leaders recognised his contributions, especially putting Malaysia on the world map and modernizing the nation and its economies. Whereas, there are virtually no positive stories of Najib’s nine-year premiership.
The point is Mahathir had voluntarily given up power before. He is returning to put the country back in the right shape, and hand the nation to good hands in 2020, the year that Malaysia was once promised to join the ranks of great nations.
To vote for BN means to uphold Najib’s scandal-ridden rule. This means more hardships to endure, and more misrule for many years to come with no end in sight. No matter how bad life is for us, Najib will never leave office voluntarily.
If there is a referendum, it is for Malaysians to reject BN and to vote Harapan for a better and fairer nation where the people respect one another and care for each other.
Is asking considered fake news? Is Najib concerned about Bumi contractors?
Persatuan Kontraktor Bumiputera Kelas F Malaysia (PERKOBF) said that the government must put an end to concession company services where construction and renovation works are concerned.
“Now, projects valued at RM200,000 are combined into bigger projects and given to concession companies. We would like to do away with these companies,” PERKOBF president Tukiman Radion said.
Tukiman said class F contractors used to be given projects that have now been taken over by concession companies.
Class F contractors, now called G1 contractors, are allocated jobs valued below RM200,000. The licences for these jobs are given specifically to Bumiputera contractors.
“If a concession company gets a project, like a road repair valued at RM32 per metre, they then give it to class F contractors at RM19 per metre.
According to him, the projects should be given directly to class F contractors, in line with the government’s efforts to do away with middlemen.
Tukiman said that opportunities for a class F contractor to get a project are also dwindling.
There are 24,000 Class F Bumi contractors. Those votes will go away to PH hopefully.
May need 40,000 Banglas again at Pru14.
Never mind. At Pru3, Najib lost the popular vote, the 2/3 Parliamentary majority, got the Chinese Tsunami and the worst election results in Umno’s history.
At Pru14, with the huge 1MDB scandal, the unpopular GST, never-checked and ever increasing prices of goods, Najib likely to get worse results and PH takes over power.
Pakatan gave free water, BN to give free platic bag?
Geely will soon get rid of bumi suppliers of Proton because 30% more expensive.
Orwellian version of ‘the truth’?
A Kadir Jasin, NSTP’s former group editor-in-chief, questioned the wisdom behind the MCMC move to come hard on those accused of spreading “fake news”, saying it was unbecoming of a country trying to become a developed nation. Kadir is polite. Worse could be said of it.
Kadir said laws against “fake news” could be misused to curb free speech, adding that is better to use discretion and wisdom to discipline the public.
Kadir warned that the government could expand the scope of “fake news” by limiting the sources of news and information. Whatever not sanctioned by “authorised” sources could also be labelled fake news. That’d be very convenient.
Early this month, rights group Lawyers for Liberty warned that attempts to curb the spread of fake news should not come at the expense of freedom of speech.
“Can we seriously expect the authorities to be the impartial arbiter, or will they arbitrarily interpret unfavourable news as ‘fake news’?
“Will we have an Orwellian version of ‘the truth’, ie. it is only ‘true’ if the information has been verified by the government?” said LFL executive director Eric Paulsen.
Fake news: Whose version of ‘truth’ will we get, asks the rights lawyer
A good one –
Another law to imprison us?
The proposed law on fake news must be opposed by all Malaysians.
33m ago by Zaid Ibrahim
There are already criminal provisions in the Penal Code to take care of malicious and dangerous statements made by irresponsible people who are out to create trouble that will affect public order.
What more do they want? Why are they punishing citizens who give their views about matters that are of concern to them even if they hurt the feelings of the leaders? If you do not want your feelings hurt, why go into politics?
The MCMC is behaving like a stooge when it says that the new law on fake news is necessary to protect “national interests”. Can the MCMC give an example of an activity that undermines national interests that our present laws cannot address? Just give one; otherwise, stop lying.
.. what democracy means to Najib but a fake democracy to many of us. If Fahmi (depicting Najib in clown face with the MCMC logo) has to go to jail because he upsets “some people” then will Najib go to jail too because I know many people who are upset with him, and some experience distress just listening to his speeches.
I urge Umno and PAS supporters who are still supporting Najib to think again. Just remember that you all have children, relatives, friends and other people you care about who have Facebook accounts, who sometimes tweet, who post comments on the Internet or who write columns in the newspapers. You may have friends who give public speeches.
They may be prosecuted under this new law; as well as under Section 233 for giving an opinion adverse to BN. Your children may well end up in jail because many won’t be able to afford the fines.
You may think you are helping the country by supporting BN, but remember that even when Najib is no longer emperor, you and your friends and relatives will continue to be subject to it.
This law must be opposed by all Malaysians.
Comment: The DAP ADUN is not Otak Rosak. Those wanting Fake News law (in addition to Sedition Law and Penal Code Law) are.
Salleh: Najib remains civil despite foes murdering his elegant character –
Aiyyo, it’s ok to say Najib remains civil, but does he have to say his “elegant” character?
And, when talking about character assassination (in his blog), did he have to talk about blood-letting and go so far as saying:
“US president John F Kennedy, Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Indian prime ministers Indira and Rajiv Ghandi, Philippine president Benigno Aquino and Burmese independence leader Aung San are part of a long list of political murders around the world”?
Did he forget it was an UMNO/Bn Deputy Minister who shot dead his rival for the Ketua Bahagian post in Tampin/Gemas some time back?
He said while hired killers played a role in the past, now there were “mercenary bloggers who kill their political rivals on a personal level”. Not admitting the Umno/Bn “dedak eaters” doing the same? And Najib, when frustrated at their performance, saying “bangang, haramjadah” to them at Pru13 campaigning. Possibly, at Pru14 campaigning, also saying to the Umno/Bn dedak eaters the words that he uttered at MCA General Assembly – Kepala Bapak Kau.
“mercenary bloggers who kill their political rivals on a personal level”
Really? Political killing? Najib?
If so, ok. Thanks for telling. More voters will be encouraged to go out to bury the Klepto (politically) on polling day.
Politically killed, that is.
Gloom in Petaling Street: Do traders of fake goods pay GST, asks Umno man
Wo la wei, lu patut tau lorr. Tatak tau, lu tanya Umno gomen, mah.
Tatak hantak Pgawai Penguat Kuasa ka?
Same with halga balang always naik, Stu.
Wat Umno gomen do?
Nigeria to sell assets seized in anti-graft probes to boost treasury
Nigerian state coffers have in past years been ransacked by government officials.
When Malaysia is short of funds, Najib should ask DoJ fo the return of 1MDB assets seized from Reza Aziz and Jho Taek.
Pakatan Harapan will be taking the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to court for failing to respond to their application to be registered as an official coalition.
Tun Dr Mahathir said the legal action, to be filed by the end of this week, was to compel the ROS to respond to Harapan on the grounds that failure to do so has affected their preparations for the 14th general election.
Comment: ROS is a minor official in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The fellow may not have got clearance from the BN political masters to register PH – wanting to frustrate PH as much as possible. It’s called dirty politics. Damn.
Well, what do we say? What CAN we say (re the Fake News law)?
Go fly a kite, Apandi tells ‘mercenaries’ – M’kini
Attorney-general Apandi Ali has dismissed a recent series of personal attacks by two online portals against him and claimed that its owners were paid to tarnish his reputation.
“Those portals are (run by) mercenaries, so when they are paid, they will write.
“My response to them would be, ‘go fly a kite’… I don’t care about what they wrote,” Apandi is quoted as saying by Malay daily Utusan Malaysia today.
He said this when asked for comments on an article titled “Apandi Ali needs to resign as Attorney-General with immediate effect” which was published by Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s online blog Malaysia Today and another portal, The Third Force.
Malaysia Today was recently mired in controversy for a slew of articles it ran on The Malaysian Insight and its editor-in-chief, Jahabar Saddiq, the brother of Apandi’s wife Faridah Begum KA Abdul Kader.
Apandi didn’t say who pays them. Wonder why. Wonder who.
There has been some difficulty in getting the following comment (mostly c&p) published. Wonder why. Trying again now.
Dr M slams ruling on EC ‘from judge who should’ve retired’ – FMT
Questioning legality of Raus Sharif’s appointment as Chief Justice, PPBM chairman says protests will be held against Federal Court’s decision on EC redelineation.
Tun Dr Mahathir says the Federal Court ruling in favour of the Election Commission yesterday was hard to take as it came from “a judge who should have retired but is now retained under very funny circumstances”.
The PPBM chairman was referring to a decision yesterday by a three-man Federal Court bench, chaired by Chief Justice Raus Sharif, which dismissed applications by two opposition MPs and seven voters from Melaka against two Court of Appeal judgments that had favoured the Election Commission (EC) over the redrawing of electoral boundaries.
Asked how PH intends to proceed on the issue of the EC’s redelineation proposals in the wake of the ruling by the Federal Court, Mahathir said some organisations might protest the matter soon.
“In the first place, we have questioned the legality of Raus’ appointment but it was not taken seriously by the government.
“The rejection (to challenge redrawing electoral boundaries) is difficult coming from a judge who should have retired but is now retained under very funny circumstances,” he said at a press conference here today.
In August 2017, Mahathir, who was prime minister for 22 years, said Article 125 of the Federal Constitution did not allow the appointment of a chief justice beyond the retirement age of 66 years plus six months of extension.
He filed a leave application for judicial review in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to compel Prime Minister Najib Razak to advise the king to revoke Raus’ appointment as an additional judge and chief justice.
The government announced on July 7, 2017 that Raus’ tenure is for three years from Aug 4 while Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin will remain in his current administrative post for two years from Sept 28, 2017.
Ex-judge: Court not using power it has over EC
A retired judge said the courts can act to remedy an injustice to voters if the Election Commission (EC) has exceeded its authority.
Gopal Sri Ram said the EC was a creation of the Federal Constitution and the Federal Court had overlooked the wide powers conferred on courts by Paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.
“In my respectful view, the Federal Court overlooked the provision.
Sri Ram said this in response to the three-member Federal Court which yesterday refused seven Melaka voters and two opposition MPs leave to appeal against two Court of Appeal rulings last year on the issue of redelineation proposals by the EC.
Sri Ram said since the EC was a creation of the constitution, any of its actions are subject to review under the paragraph stated.
“The only question the court has to ask is whether an injustice had been perpetrated by the EC in this case. The answer is ‘yes’ because of the nature of the complaints made by the voters.”
Therefore, Sri Ram said this was an appropriate case to grant leave.
Ex-Judge Sri Ram said, “.. the voters are not without remedy. They can still seek to review the decision.”
Lawyer K Kengadharan, who shared Sri Ram’s view, said the judiciary had unfettered discretion and the court was the place to seek remedy if the EC had committed any injustice.
Kengadharan said it appeared the bench had misconstrued or misread the law by completely shutting off the voters and MPs who came to the court to right a wrong.
“This is a bad precedent and can threaten our cradle of democracy.”
Meanwhile, Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said she was disappointed with the outcome as it was clear that the EC had refused to follow the guidelines given in the constitution to conduct the redelineation exercise.
“Now, how are we expected to have faith that the EC will conduct a free and fair election when the redelineation itself is tailored to benefit a certain party?
“Is this the type of justice the court should be dishing out?”
What is Bersih 2.0 doing about it? Will it hold a rally against unfair redelineation? If so, when?
Bersih should plan and announce the plans for a rally held under the Peaceful Assembly Act. ASAP. As Pru14 is coming soon. Once Pru14 is announced, no longer fitting to hold a rally.
Meanwhile, read what they say:
Bersih: Judiciary failed to uphold constitution with
The judiciary has failed to uphold the Federal Constitution and to act as the arbitrator to oversee the actions of the Election Commission, claimed Bersih today.
In a statement, the electoral watchdog’s steering committee lamented the Federal Court’s decision yesterday to not grant leave in the application by seven residents in Malacca, as well as two Perak MPs to challenge the EC’s ongoing redelineation exercise.
“The decision is regrettable, as this means that the EC’s redelineation exercise cannot be challenged in any court, although it has elements which are against the Federal Constitution. (But there is further recourse – read what ex-Judge Sri Ram said above).
“It looks like the EC has the immunity to do as it wishes,” read the statement.
Although court cases against redelineation have been ongoing for more than a year, important questions, like malapportionment and gerrymandering, remain unanswered, as the judiciary refuse to pay heed to such cases, Bersih added.
“The judiciary had failed to carry out its duty to uphold the Federal Constitution and to act as an arbitrator to oversee the actions of the EC.
“As a result, the rights of Malaysians, as voters, will be affected as there is no institution, be it the EC, the courts, or the Parliament, which wants to uphold justice and ensure a clean and fair election system,” said Bersih.
It vowed that more objections will be raised and more court actions, taken if the EC’s final delimitation proposal does not abide the constitution.
Further comment: Hold rallies, Bersih. They are allowed under the Peaceful Assembly Act. Get the message out loud and clear.
‘Umno can’t be trusted to protect Islam, vote for PAS’
But PAS can’t be trusted ether. Holding hands with Najib, scheming to get votes for each other. And wants to have PAS Hudud when in power.
Vote Pakatan Harapan.
Najib, Zahid want to expunge Singapore court documents – M ‘kini
Najib Abdul and his deputy Ahmad Zahid have applied to expunge approximately 100 pages of court documents on the proceedings against Yeo Jiawei in Singapore, describing it as hearsay.
The application was filed by lawyers from the firm of Hafarizam Wan Aisha and Mubarak last week, just before the Chinese New Year holidays.
This was disclosed by former Umno Batu Kawan division leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s lawyer, Syed Iskandar, during a case management before High Court senior assistant registrar Norasyida Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur today…
Bravo to what Lim Kit Siang said (extracts given below) –
M’sia needs Harapan’s National Integrity Masterplan
.. Malaysia has been sliding down the Transparency International Index both in ranking and score in the last two decades since TI’s introduction of the annual CPI in 1995.
There have been no signs in the past year that there is the political will to fight corruption, particularly grand corruption, in Malaysia, as represented by the continued government clamp-down of reports and denial of the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal, which has given Malaysia the infamy and ignominy of a global kleptocracy.
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad has recently disappeared from public view, which is an indication of the parlous state of the anti-corruption battle in Malaysia.
.. the inability of MACC to explain why Malaysia has become a global kleptocracy and what the MACC is doing to cleanse or purge Malaysia of this international infamy and ignominy.
Recently, there was the announcement of the appointment of four honorary advisers to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Is anyone of the MACC honorary advisers committed to demanding that the top priority of MACC is to cleanse or purge Malaysia of the international infamy and ignominy of being regarded as a global kleptocracy as a result of the 1MDB scandal?
1. Whether Najib received an RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty;
2. Whether Najib returned RM2.1 billion to the Saudi royalty; and
The answers to all these three FAQs about the 1MDB scandal are available in great detail in the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion in 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
The answers are as follows:
1. Najib never received the RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty just before the 13th general election, although he received other donations from Saudi sources, which have not been given a proper accounting. The RM2.6 billion monies came from 1MDB funds.
2. Najib never returned the RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty, as the money did not come from Saudi sources, but were returned to the Tanore account in Singapore, which was operated by 1MDB mastermind and Najib’s confidante, Jho Low, and were from stolen 1MDB funds.
3. The RM2.1 billion returned to Tanore account in Singapore was used to buy, among other things, the RM144 million pink diamond necklace for the “wife of MO1”.
These details and evidence are all to be found in US DOJ kleptocratic litigation and are virtually “served on a silver platter” to MACC, and MACC and its advisers – honorary or otherwise – should explain why MACC had done nothing about this incontrovertible evidence.
First stagnant, now regressing
The history of the 22-year annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 1995-2016 shows that Malaysia had stagnated, and even regressed in integrity and principles of accountability and good governance, in the past two decades as compared to some countries, like China and Indonesia, which had made significant improvements with steady strides.
In the first year of TI CPI in 1995, which listed only 41 countries, Malaysia was ranked in the middling position of 23rd with a score above the midpoint – i.e. 5.28 in a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean).
China and Indonesia came in at the bottom end, with China ranked 40th with a score of 2.16 out of 10 while Indonesia came in last, ranking 41st out of 41 with a score of 1.94.
If Malaysia had made a decimal improvement in the TI CPI score of 0.1 point each year the past 22 years, Malaysia’s present score would have been 7.48, or roughly translated into 74.8 out of a scale increased from 10 to 100, which would have placed Malaysia in the rank of around 18th out of 176 countries.
Unfortunately, Malaysia’s TI CPI worsened with the TI CPI ranking falling to 55th out of 176 countries last year while the TI CPI score fell below the midpoint to 49 in the new scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
In contrast, both China and Indonesia have made significant improvements in the TI CPI in the past 22 years, with China improving its score from 2.16/10 in 1995 to 40/100 with its TI CPI ranking improving from No 40/41 in 1995 to 79/176 in 2016 and Indonesia improving its score from 1.94/10 in 1995 to 37/100 with TI CPI ranking from 41/41 in 1995 to 90/176.
If for the next two decades, China and Indonesia improve in their TI CPI ranking and score at their pace in the past 22 years, while Malaysia stagnates, both countries would have overtaken Malaysia in both the TI CPI ranking and score well before 2040. We do not even have to wait for TN 2050!
I said at the DAP Penang Chinese New Year open house three days ago that only with a change of the federal government in Putrajaya in GE14 can Malaysia stop the tide of corruption, which other countries like South Africa under new President Cyril Ramaphosa are trying to reverse.
A Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya will draft and implement a National Integrity Masterplan with civil society to ensure that Malaysia will be one of the leading nations in Asia for integrity, good governance and fight against corruption, instead of becoming a global kleptocracy.
Yeah, the RM2.6 billion came from 1MDB funds – stolen/robbed/pirated, said Tun M.
Najib never returned the RM2.1 billion to Saudi royalty. Of course. It never came from Saudi royalty in the first place. If it did, sure some mention of thanks and the like during the Saudi King visited Malaysia recently but there was none.
The evidence are all to be found in US DOJ kleptocratic litigation and are virtually “served on a silver platter” to MACC. But not allowed to surface formally. Kepala Bapak Kau.
Since time immemorial, the shouts have been TAX THE RICH, NOT THE POOR.
Najib has not done so. Here are the proofs:
He said in his blog:
“Ever since I took over the administration, individual income tax has been greatly reduced …,” he said. Of course the poor are not taxed. But those who can afford to pay tax are not taxed sufficiently, the result: not enough gomen revenue or income. When his gomen not enough money, he introduced the unpopular GST, everybody – even the low income and the poor – got taxed. Where got meaning, where got fair?
“.. the reduction in tax rates for taxable income of up to the first RM500,000 from 19% to 18% was implemented in the 2017 Budget .., he said.” Those fellas are rich, comfortable living, at least.
Referring to his meetings with the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur and in Langkawi last week, Najib said he could feel the people were more confident about the country’s future. Well, his feeling is not shared by a large % of the population.
His economic policies did not bring industries in sufficient numbers, not enough jobs for professionals, resulting in graduates selling nasi lemak for a living, have to pay GST, the Ringgit going down in value, prices of goods ever increasing, no attempt at checking those, never read about enforcement officers checking on indiscriminate increasing of prices by traders, etc.
Pity the low income and the poor under Najib’s rule.
Is the name for real?!
“Tiew” means fcuk in Cantonese.
Why the fcuk would anyone want any fcuking thing to do with the fcuking ugly face?!
I bet Tiew Where Can must be related to Tiew Nia Mah!
And we can all fcuking laugh Tiew we drop, too!
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