What Mahathir And Anwar Really Think Of Each Other

Source: Malaysia Today

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

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

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

Have Mahathir and Anwar really forgiven each other?

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

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

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

Operasi Lalang was the result of Mahathir’s and Anwar’s attempt to kill Chinese schools

In his book ‘The Malay Dilemma’, Mahathir made it very clear what he thought of the Chinese. That was almost 50 years ago. Has Mahathir ever apologised for the book? Has he said he was wrong 50 years ago? Has he said he has changed his mind since then? Mahathir has said nothing. As far as he is concerned his views about the Chinese have never changed. And yet the Chinese say Mahathir has changed and now DAP should support him.

It is the same with Anwar. In 1978, he said Umno is the enemy of Islam because it opposes Hudud and the setting up of the Islamic State. In 1982, he told ABIM he was joining Umno so that he can change Umno from the inside and transform the party into a more Islamic party. If you want Islam to be implemented it cannot be done unless you have political power and since Umno is in power then you need to join Umno and take control of Umno to help Islam.

Many admit that Islam became more dominant when Mahathir was Prime Minister and Anwar was his running mate. Even Bahasa Malaysia became more dominant while Chinese education and Chinese schools were discriminated against during the Mahathir-Anwar era. When you talk about Islam, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese schools/education, all fingers point to Mahathir and Anwar. Have Mahathir and Anwar changed their views?

Many Malaysians are upset with the Sharia courts but seem to forget that this is Mahathir’s and Anwar’s doing

It was Mahathir who elevated the status of the Sharia courts, which has now created confusion as to the jurisdiction of the Sharia and common law courts. For example, if one spouse is Muslim and the other non-Muslim, which court has priority over the matter? No one knows and it is because of Mahathir. Even Anwar will not make any public statement regarding this.

Has Anwar changed his mind? Recently, when asked about Hudud, he said as a Muslim he cannot reject Hudud as that is God’s laws. That was his stand back in the 1970s and is still his stand today. But Malaysia cannot implement Hudud yet until Malaysians are educated about this matter and are ready to accept Hudud, said Anwar. And his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the PKR President, said the same thing during an Aljazeera interview.

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

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99 Responses to What Mahathir And Anwar Really Think Of Each Other

    • Anonymous says:

      Many Malays live a hand-to-mouth existence, wondering how they will pay for their next meal.

      The rural Malays identify with Mahathir. They will listen to him, and the language he uses to weave his magic over them, is simple and straightforward. 1MDB has very little traction with the Malays, but the GST has hit them hard.

      Mahathir knows that they have no knowledge of money trails, offshore banks or money laundering. These are all alien concepts to them.

      Where the Opposition has been unable to enter the Malay rural heartlands, Mahathir can.

      In Mahathir’s time, you rarely heard people in the entertainment world talking about the cost of living. Today, singers and actresses have been vocal about the many hardships of Malaysians.

      When the current crop of ministers and senior politicians criticise these celebrities, they make matters worse and drive home the message that Najib is out of touch with the ordinary Malaysians.

      • Anonymous says:

        PM Najib now spins the 1MDB to sound as if it’s some other people’s problem. Blaming others for amplying such a problem will continue. so long as there are loose ends, and no sign of a closure. Why should it be ?

        As long as Prime Minister alleged involvement was never denied. A sensible person would put nation and party before self. But then the amount is huge, and it involves a complex network of people across borders. There is no doubt over the propaganda that suggest even the non existent of such a case.

        • Anonymous says:

          The act to boycott or cast spoilt votes are actually a ploy devised by Umno-BN on the fear of losing. The less than wider scope of survey conducted by political analysts are not in sync with the actual sentiments on the ground. Even the pro Umno-Bn analyst are trying very hard to skew the perceptions. Datas from their research group are base more from their own supporters view with a sole purpose to change the dynamic of voting patterns.

          Applying the reverse psychology to both the old and younger set voters in believing that the opposition fronts are senselessly bickering. They are actually trying hard to allude and instigate the voters to either boycott or spoilt the votes. The opposition has some hard work to do here and convince the masses that their houses are in order and vote without fear.

          The tsunami of disgust and hatred for Umno-Bn by all the rakyat irrespective of races will be hella of phenomenal never ever seen since independence. Whether it is a straight fight or three corner or even the devious gerrymandering will not suffice for Umno-Bn to win at all. Umno-Bn has taken their 60 years of regime for granted and self wallowing in false mastery of dominance. Anyway good riddance!

          • Anonymous says:

            BN don’t be happy with the polls by Politweet. People are eager to wait for the GE14 & then you could see the results, with the “emotions” of the people which would be laid out. This outcome will show the way you had conducted your administration of the country. The people would show their “grievances” in the ballot boxes. Then you would know the real results where BN stands.

            Harapan will kick off its Johor campaign this Friday in Skudai, 100 days before expected GE on May 6, 2018.

        • sampox7661 says:

          During mahathir time people came from poor condition.they knew what is the meaning of hardness..they suffer a lot to achieve a success ..but a new generation they dont feel all.. they use to be comfortable..and when a little hardness came they start to mumble

        • Anonymous says:

          Why is it PM Najib Razak cum finance minister can’t tell the difference between Japanese FDI and China’s FDI?

          The Japanese invest in industries whilst the Chinese buy or invest in land for future property development. Japanese FDI does not involve buying land for property development except for industries or factories.

          Yes, the Japanese come here to invest, meaning they bring money and technology, provide employment to locals and mostly export their goods. This is called foreign direct investment. The same applies to investments from US, Europe, Singapore and other countries.

          China comes here, gets the contract to build megaprojects using money they loaned to Malaysia, which Malaysia has to repay over time. They also bring in their own workers, raw materials, parts and components from China and there is minimal input from local sources.

          Can someone in the PM’s Office please educate Najib on what FDI means as he doesn’t seem to get it?

          Japanese companies hire local (Malaysian) consultants, contractors and suppliers.

          Thus, many Malaysians benefit unlike the situation in the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), whereas the Chinese government ships in their own contractors, suppliers and even materials. Hence, there is almost zero benefit for local Malaysians.

      • limpehkong says:

        Harapan must send its supporters each to his own state to explain to the elders in every village what happened in 1 MDB and why Dr Mahathir is now opposing UMNO. They must also explain that PAS is supporting the misappropriation of money in 1 MDB. Although money from 1 MDB came from foreign countries it is the Malaysian people who must repay the money.

        • Anonymous says:

          Explain in language they’d understand, pls. Give them n idea what RM1 billion is. RM2.6 billion dalam akaun bank Najib.

          DoJ kata sejumlah US$4.5 bilion di kenalpasti di “seleweng dan di songlap – misappropriated and money-laundered”. Tun M kata di samun dan di lanun dek Bugis Lanun.

      • Anonymous says:

        邓小平在70年代文革结束后的moment ,就懂得利用资本主义的积极面,来改革中国破溃的经济。他的名言:“不管白猫黑猫,只要能抓老鼠的就是好猫!”这意味不论是资本主义,还是共产主义,能搞好中国经济的,就是好主义!
        大马人民这个moment, 就应该学习邓小平,务实一点,灵活一点,善用“当前老马”的积极面,不要再对“昔日老马”碎碎念。
        “当前老马”能为人民所用,在巫统甘榜选区内掀起马来海啸,促进大马两线制,成功改朝换代,大马就能从一个威权专制的国家,转型成为民主自由之邦!
        有了这个民主制度的保障,民族平等,转型正义才有条件提上改革的议程。记得,在这个moment ,就是要全力挺马旺配,给巫统扑街!
        同意,就share 吧!

        • Anonymous says:

          This writing in Chinese language in a blog where readers are used to English and BM is ultra kiasu.

          Despite being told in the past,

          the bloke comes out again with worm writing in a blog where the readers are used to BI or BM, possibly thinking his is a higher culture, not respecting the Constitution of the country Article 152 stating the National Language of the country is BM.

          He should read the following:

          The Myth of the Chinese Cultural Pre-eminence

          Ancient Chinese records aggrandized Chinese culture while at the same time denying the achievements of other cultures and races. Chinese historical documents had often been re-written, making it difficult to ascertain the truths.

          The burning of the books occurred not just over 2,000 years ago during Emperor Chin Shih Huang Di, but also in the 1960s during the so-called Cultural Revolution of Mao Zedong.

          Chinese history claimed China as the “Middle Kingdom”, others around them, and even far away, as “barbaric and uncivilized”.

          Those thinking theirs is a higher culture and others have a lower one must read what History Professor Wang Gung-Wu (formerly of Universiti Malaya, now in Singapore?) said in his essay “Early Ming Relations with S.E.Asia” pg. 36:

          “ … All peoples who believed that they alone were civilized did so because they thought their neighbours less civilized than themselves. This view was often proved wrong by subsequent contact with other civilized peoples.”

          Another academician, Albert Kolb, also pointed out in his book, “East Asia”, 1971,

          “For a long time, it (Chinese culture) was taken to be older, and possibly also richer in original features, than in fact it is”. (Pg 25).

          “Chinese culture cannot be thought of as originally Chinese because the Chinese themselves emerged gradually as a blend of many races and peoples”. (Pg 26).

          According to Professor Wolfram Eberhard, in his book “A History of China”, 1977, writings about ancient China were inventions of a later period, what were said to have been done by the Chinese rulers and the dates they were said to have been done appeared to be even later still. All these indicated that historical writings in China were meant to serve certain politico-ethical objectives.

          These are the words Professor Eberhard himself wrote:

          “Furthermore, we can now state with certainty that the historical data which were given in written documents for times down to 1,000 BC are false. They are the result of astronomical-astrological calculations, made by specialists of later times who pursued their own special political aims by doing these calculations”. (Pg 1).

          • Lufang says:

            Why blame others if you dont know how to read chinese?
            Being chauvinistic will just amplify your stupidity

          • Anonymous says:

            The same Chinese school drop out now using a blogging name.

            He cannot even understand the issue: it is biadap, even kurang ajar, to talk in your ethnic language when in a group consisting others not of your own race.

            What more writing in Chinese language in a blog that usually is in English or the national language – Bahasa Malaysia.

            Must be the ultra kiasu ungrateful ingrate Cina Bukit mentality. Not only bad manners, also not respecting the Constitution of the country.

            Such fellows should migrate to countries where nobody minds them talking in their own language in front of others.

        • Anonymous says:

          Repeatedly told to write in Chinese language in Chinese language blogs, the bloke still does it here and is being kurang ajar.

          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.

          • Lufang says:

            Suggest that you stop living in your ” coolies ” era.
            The more you try to emphasize on this point, the more stupid you look. After all, you have the same blood as them. You are not malay. Muslim by name but the blood flowing in you were from pork eaters.

          • Anonymous says:

            You are being damn stupid saying, “Suggest that you stop living in your ” coolies ” era.” Now what the hell is that? You belong to the “coolies group” but talk about my “coolies” era”? Where did you learn English? Cannot say things in a clear manner and without insulting others?

            Or you are just showing your Cina Bukit mentality, poor upbringing and questionable social values.

            What “have the same blood as them”? What “blood flowing in you were from pork eaters”?

            Are those what the Chinese schools taught you? Never learnt history, eh?

            So, why do you come out insulting others when Anonymous January 24, 2018 at 11:45 am
            put out some Chinese history?

            Ashamed? No need to be ashamed. Face the facts, accept the facts. And accept the facts of history surrounding the drafting of the Constitution of this country.

            Be thankful for the citizenship right that the Malays agreed for you for which the British colonialists put into the Constitution as Article 152 that the national language of the country is Bahasa Melayu.

            Don’t like that? Pack up and go.

    • Anonymous says:

      Malaysia must reduce the government’s stifling role in the economy, shift towards a high-value-added production industry, increase innovation and half the brain drain by the Chinese and Indian talent to foreign countries.

      • Anonymous says:

        “half the brain drain by the Chinese and Indian talent to foreign countries.”

        Really? That many? Any figures and sources of info?

        • Anonymous says:

          人民应善用手中的票,别被政治秀所误导,大马资源丰富,为何会弄到周身债?聪明的你自己想想吧!

          • Anonymous says:

            This bloke persists in being rude to other readers by writing in Chinese language in a blog that is used to BI and BM, he is inviting curses unto himself.

            Let’s see if he’d behave and not not adopt a Cina Bukt attitude, respect other readers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Is it halal to use stolen funds for pilgrimage, Bersatu chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad asked today in his latest blog post on what is haram and halal in Islam.

        The ruminations in chedet.cc are a dig at Prime Minister Najib Razak’s recent trip and umrah in Saudi Arabia, where he was joined by a number of family and friends.

        Dr Mahathir said he was advised by many not to talk about Islam and only to listen to religious experts (the ulama).

        “However, I could ask questions if I needed any explanation from those who are pious in Islam. Indeed, there are many things that confuse me regarding Islam.

      • Anonymous says:

        The agreement between the federal government and Sabah and Sarawak needs to be reviewed to give the two East Malaysian states greater autonomy and development, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

        The Pakatan Harapan prime ministerial candidate said this was because Sabah and Sarawak had entered into the Malaysia Agreement as partners and not as normal states.

        “When we negotiated to establish Malaysia, we negotiated between Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.

        “But when we formed Malaysia, we did not regard Sabah and Sarawak as (partners) but as states merely on the same level as Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and so on.

        “So we need to review our agreement with them and give them more power to ensure greater development,” Mahathir said in a Facebook live talk this morning.

        Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/409801#4QxCQRKZks87JzRD.99

        • Bravo, Tun says:

          Well done, Tun. The Sabahans and Sarawakians must be delighted at the prospects of what a PH government will bring to them.

          They cannot expect more from Umno/Bn than promises of increased spending.

          What they say after this will be mere “reaction”, not deliberate and seriously planned action.

      • Anonymous says:

        Dr Mahathir Mohamad today continued his tirade on professionals being “forced” to take up odd jobs such as selling nasi lemak.

        The former premier said that if someone really wanted to sell nasi lemak, there was no need to get high qualifications in fields such as engineering.

        “Now we see people like engineers not being able to get jobs who are forced to sell nasi lemak.

        “If we are spending hundreds of thousands of ringgit to train someone who ends up selling nasi lemak that is a waste.

        Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/409819#z3KcGCszy0xWYs30.99

        • Anonymous says:

          Najib gave contracts and turn-key projects to mainland Chinese who reportedly not only bring their own engineers, also cooks and such.

          Damn irresponsible for Najib not to ensure that foreign contractors use local professionals.

          And Najib may not even makan nasi lemak to contribute RM2 to the engineer seller. Maybe so used to bacon and eggs for breakfast – beef or whatever bacon.

      • Anonymous says:

        How to belief your words Najib? Many a times you had ” lied” against your words. The 6% GST rate may not hike at present but after GE14, the possibilities are there to rise. You would definitely quote your favourite “dialogue” as to say our GST rate was the lost in the world. With or without GST our country is heading for a “economic recession”. Best is we need winds of change to put our country in the proper place without BN’s ruling.

  1. Anonymous says:

    “If you think (Mahathir and Anwar have changed their minds about each other) then you are more stupid than you look,” said Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

    He’s so damn stupid in saying so. Utterly stupid.

    He has been living as a fugitive in England, running away from an arrest warrant in Malaysia, which made him stupidier by the day.

    He conveniently forgot the fact that at one time he worshiped Anwar, following him everywhere, wrote glowing articles about him. Then, when Anwar was imprisoned, he abandoned Anwar, changing his mind, and supported some other. Now asking if Mahathir and Anwar have changed their minds about each other.

    Trying to curry favour with Najib, hoping that he’d be allowed to step on Malaysian soil without the arrest warrant, the frustrated and homesick half Mat Salleh bloke is not only stupid but becoming mad.

    • Anonymous says:

      Saying “Many admit that Islam became more dominant when Mahathir was Prime Minister and Anwar was his running mate”, but no facts, no arguments, not even examples. Stupid fellow.

    • Anonymous says:

      “you are more stupid than you look”. But he cannot see us. Sure stupid Mat Salleh pantat hitam. Bontot putih + brown.

  2. a says:

    RPK said, “That is called political expediency. ” It’s “unclever” to say that.

    “expediency” is defined as convenient and practical, pragmatic, strategic.

    Political expediency has been practiced since the time of the ancient Romans and ancient Greeks over two thousand years ago. Their politicians like Julius Caesar, their kings and generals like Alexander the Great have used that time and again.

    And what’s wrong with political expediency, anyway? Here are examples of political expediency in US politics –

    1. During the Civil War President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the rebellious states; however, not yet in other states that remained in the Union but also permitted slavery. Actually the tempered and expedient decision was necessary for successful prosecution of the war.

    2. Clinton signed the Welfare reform act into law. He did it for no other reason than to get re-elected.

    There are hundreds of cases of political expediency done by Najib. One glaring example: being friendly with Hadi.

    • Anonymous says:

      1MDB not political expediency. Just plain dishonesty. Thievery, robbery, said Dr Mahathir.

    • Anonymous says:

      RPK choose to stay in UK so can drink beer til drunk to write rubbish.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually, he’s scared to return to Malaysia because of the arrest warrant over his head –

        Apr 23, 2009 – (The Star) – The Sessions Court here issued a warrant of arrest against Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin on Thursday after he failed to turn up for his sedition trial.

        • AK47 says:

          RPK is a coward. Hypocrite of the highest order. Another eunuch. Bugis origin ke?
          His daughter is a prostitute now. Selling her body to one of the BeeN component party.

    • Anonymous says:

      Firstly, Malaysians can reduce the effect of electoral fraud and manipulation by ensuring a high voter turnout. Malaysians must stand up against electoral fraud by voting and ensuring that their family members and friends do the same.

      Secondly, Malaysians can volunteer as polling and counting agents (Pacas) in their constituencies. Adequate Pacas are needed at all polling stations to prevent outright fraud during polling day.

      Beyond that, Malaysians should also volunteer with Pemantau, an election observation campaign launched by Bersih 2.0.

      Many electoral fraud and offences such as bribery and political violence happen before polling day. Pemantau (election observers) are therefore also needed to ensure a clean and fair environment during the campaigning period. Registration as a Pemantau can be done here.

      At the end of the day, if we cannot rely on the EC to run elections in a clean and fair manner, citizens must take it upon themselves to defend the integrity of our elections and democracy.

  3. a says:

    Ensconced in England, why doesn’t RPK not see that British Prime Ministers, including Theresa May, have been doing political expediency all the time. Even “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher took into her cabinet people who she did not agree with or even like?

    And the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been trying to form a coalition government for a while now. Every time there is a coalition means political expediency takes place.

    What’s with RPK? Gone boo boo? Maybe he has been living on the dole (the British system of social welfare assistance and weekly cash to the poor), in a neighbourhood full of others on the dole, unable to have meaningful social intercourse, no intellectual discourse, so he has gone to talking coarse.

    Calling people stupid, he deserves being called more stupid and low class. Even in a place called Englaaaaaaand.

  4. Trying To Be Funny, Thor? says:

    S THAYAPARAN Commander (Rtd) of the Royal Malaysian Navy commented in M’kini on Malaysiakini columnist Thor Kah Hong’s statement “It’s a malaise of the system, not Malays”, that said not all Malays are lazy.

    He said saying so “is just as meaningless as saying all Malays are lazy”. Is that meaningless or is it insulting to the Malays, Commander? And what exactly do you mean, Thor? You may talk about the “system” but don’t play on words and appear to make fun of the privileges under the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak that was enshrined in the Constitution Article 153 when the non-Malays got their citizenship right agreed to by the Malays at Merdeka.

    You fellows endlessly aped the bloody British colonialists saying the Malays were lazy when justifying bringing Chinese and Indian coolies to then Malaya. Those damn Imperialists did not do a thing to the Malays of this country except providing 4 years of primary schooling in the kampongs, schools far in between the kampongs, whereas they gave not only primary and secondary education but also English education in the towns where the Chinese lived.

    You fellows should talk about missed or not-made-available opportunities, not about lazy Malays.

    When affirmative action was done to correct the educational imbalance between the majority Malays and the 23% Chinese in this country, clearly the Malays are not lazy or stupid. During Tun Dr Mahathir’s time, the Malays achieved 23% corporate wealth ownership, though ownership of wealth in other sectors was not calculated.

    Note that there are many thousands of Malays having Master’s degrees and PhDs now and, despite not having a culture of doing business, the Forbes list of 50 richest in Malaysia includes 8 Malays.

    Note also that Tun Mahathir’s rule created one Malay billionire – Syed Mokhtar Bukhari. And during Naib,s rule there is one other Malay billionaire – one who had RM2.6 billion in his bank account.

    • SJK - pooed drop out says:

      aiyo! i nearly hitorically forget what is that “MCKK?””
      i thouht it in kuala kangsar!!!!! like a malay college!!!!
      to give best study to some original local kids from like
      the “upper class???” and also from …..
      hai! the point built by err!!!!! whoduit??????
      oh! yeah! rafizi is also a student there, so is anwar!!!!
      no wonder the imperalist never make a “good school” for original local

      • Anonymous says:

        Only one school for the Malays compared to the hundreds for the Chinese in the towns and you begrudge that?

        Really Chinese school drop out larr lu. Kept the poo in the school bag that time issit?

        • chinese school poo-ed drop out says:

          really kah? ho many hundreds school built by imperialist for the pendatang????
          give list lah!!!!!!
          i m not only a Really Chinese school drop out,
          i m a really chinese school “poo-ed” drop out.
          too bad, you are below me!!!!

          Only one school for the Malays!!!!!!!?????
          by the way since imperiliat time most local original have at least a standard four education,
          where the imperials schooled them????
          JAMBAN kah???????

          • Anonymous says:

            JAMBAN has been for you. Maybe descended from those angkat “barang” from jamban those days before sewerage system. You used the word JAMBAN but I still decorum and decency, only say “barang” lorr.

            where the imperials schooled them???? Why so many question marks? Yet no unnerstand olely told kampong schools “far in between the schools”. In towns got more schools than one, you dunno arr?

            Only one school for the Malays!!!!!!!????? Why so many exclamation amrks as well as question marks? Chinese school taught like that arr?

            An dunno that “one school” was mentioned in reply to talk about MCKK, the special school.

            ho many hundreds school built by imperialist for the pendatang???? give list lah!!!!!! Aiyyo, dun use too many ????? and !!!!!!! lah. After, other people have nothing left to use, meh.

            You can count or not? Estimate lah, Mista – how many towns there are in the country including Sabah and Sarawak, state capitals, big towns, small towns, even Ulu Yam got a small town and got schools oso, moo.

          • Anonymous says:

            Correction:

            “far in between the schools” should have been “far in between the kampongs”.

            I humble one ma, make mistake solly, do collection one. Not JAMBAN type meh.

    • Anonymous says:

      Commnt in MKini says “Through the New Economic Police (NEP) he created and kept expanding a new, favourable, no-effort-required social/policy environment to which Malays, with their talent/genius for adaptation, might further adapt.” Balls for saying “no-“effort-required”. Could be stronger words for that but let it be for now.

      “And so many Malays adapted so well to that situation.” Good to say that.

      “Take it away, or sound as if you might want to do so, and you are finished. Killed off by Malay panic.” Not sure if that is seditious. But the writer got the message.

      • New Economic "Police" says:

        M’kini has been so free in publishing comments – they are a moderated blog (unlike STL), so should have applied a decent standard of “moderation”.

        Without that, you even get NEP = New Economic “Police” in M’kini.

        No wonder they got sued, pursued until the Federal Court, got to pay RM350,000, have been appealing for donations from readers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So-called liberal Malay Mariam Mokhtar, said to be resident in England, states her views that seem to favour Tun Dr Mahathir and whacking Najib.

    Though her statement “As Mahathir looks back on his successes and his achievements for the nation, his recollections are tinged with sadness” may not be a glowing tribute to Tun Mahathir.

    Ok for her to say The former prime minister is not blind. He sees a nation which is torn apart. But her saying “The Malays are focused on life after death,” is not accurate, to say the least. May be true of PAS people, not necessarily so of other Malays. Thumbs up for her saying The politicians whom he once mentored are greedy and put self, above service to nation.

    Yes, Mahathir realises that he has one last chance to make things right, for Malaysia. Saying “He needs to repair his tarnished reputation” is arguable but acceptable for her to say “and he knows he cannot do it alone. The Opposition parties, cannot do it by themselves, nor can we, act on our own; but together, we have a chance.

    True, the rural Malays identify with Mahathir. They will listen to him, and the language he uses to weave his magic over them, is simple and straightforward. “1MDB has very little traction with the Malays” is also arguable, but very correct that the GST has hit them hard.

    The rest of what she says need not be commented upon –

    Mahathir knows that they have no knowledge of money trails, offshore banks or money laundering. These are all alien concepts to them.

    Where the Opposition has been unable to enter the Malay rural heartlands, Mahathir can.

    In Mahathir’s time, you rarely heard people in the entertainment world talking about the cost of living. Today, singers and actresses have been vocal about the many hardships of Malaysians.

    When the current crop of ministers and senior politicians criticise these celebrities, they make matters worse and drive home the message that Najib is out of touch with the ordinary Malaysians…

  6. STUPIDITY NOT THE PREROGATIVE OF RPK says:

    William Pesek who wrote for Nikkei Asian Review is also stupid. Not having a deep understanding of the politics in this country yet saying

    Malaysia pays high price for political drama
    Theatrical election battle between Mahathir and Najib will not resolve economic challenges

    Malaysians might have hoped for a young new challenger to contest the coming parliamentary election and take on the 64-year-old scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has held office for eight years.

    If only the bloke knows the issues at stake. He has no clue as to how the rural voters perceive – or even if they understand – the goings on with 1MDB and that Tun Mahathir is the one the Opposition believes can and will make them understand for the voting at GE14.

    Can’t say Pesek has eaten dedak but for talking nonsense he needs to di gasak.

    • Salleh: Changing government not the solution says:

      Since Salleh said changing government not the solution, what then is the solution?

      Change Najib? Ok by me. Sufficient.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the following opinion in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) –

    Because Tun Mahathir commented on it, graduates selling nasi lemak or driving Uber is now a contentious issue.

    I think no one would want to look down on another person who is trying to earn an honest living, regardless of the job he is doing. Hence the argument for “looking down” on graduates selling nasi lemak or driving Uber, as alluded to by Kubang Pasu MP and Deputy Defence Minister Mohd Johari Baharum, is really a diversion.

    Rightly, the issues of contention should be on the economics of university education and the need to create value-added jobs and meet the aspirations of young people.

    • The Be-PM-By-40 Guy says:

      Aiseh, how come the Okspod graduate was puzzled by Dr M “disparaging graduates selling nasi lemak”

      Youth and Sports Minister says he is puzzled by Dr Mahathir “disparaging graduates for working as Uber drivers or selling nasi lemak.”

      He said that in the 1970s, Mahathir had written many books, and one of the most popular was “The Malay Dilemma”. Another book, which might not be as popular, provided a guide to doing small businesses, he said.

      “I am puzzled. He writes a book for small businessmen but criticises people who want to do business,” he told a news conference.

      Aiyoyo, he cannot understand that what Dr M said in the book “Malay Dilema” was the situation nearly 50 years ago, man.

      Now, don’t talk about small businesses lah. Even if talking that, selling nasi lemak or driving Uber is hardly called “small business”.

      Show your Okspod mettle, man.

      • Anonymous says:

        To sell nasi lemak or drive Uber car, no need waste taxpayers’ money in universities.

        Also cannot repay PTPTN lian, thus deprive others that really deserve study loan.

    • . says:

      Is Malaysia already like India 20-30 years ago where bus drivers were degree holders and bus conductors were “Failed BAs”?

      Too many universities and degree mills, and Lim Kok Wing college-upgraded-to-University, whatever.

      But more likely it’s the government is so lousy, its policies not producing industries that can provide sufficient jobs for the graduates.

      • . says:

        Someone in an earlier post’s comment section commented on my using the blogging nic “.” (a dot).

        Alamak, looks like the fellow has no better argument.

        When too many Anonymous-es, and not wanting to waste the time thinking of and typing a name, nothing wrong in just typing a dot and rattle off with one’s comments.

        A dot would differentiate the comments from the other Anonymous-es.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Aiseh, how come the Okspod graduate was puzzled by Dr M “disparaging graduates selling nasi lemak”

    Youth and Sports Minister says he is puzzled by Dr Mahathir “disparaging graduates for working as Uber drivers or selling nasi lemak.”

    He said that in the 1970s, Mahathir had written many books, and one of the most popular was “The Malay Dilemma”. Another book, which might not be as popular, provided a guide to doing small businesses, he said.

    “I am puzzled. He writes a book for small businessmen but criticises people who want to do business,” he told a news conference.

    Aiyoyo, he cannot understand that what Dr M said in the book “Malay Dilema” was the situation nearly 50 years ago, man.

    Now, don’t talk about small businesses lah. Even if talking that, selling nasi lemak or driving Uber is hardly called “small business”.

    Show your Okspod mettle, man.

  9. Najib, 1MDB's bid Dismissed says:

    Wow, the Pakatan Harapan Youth are really progressing with their attempts to get Najib answerable for the 1MDB debacle. They call themselves Gerakan Anak Muda Tolak Najib (GANT1). Look at the steps they have taken since May last year –

    Group urges M’sians to be plaintiffs in 1MDB-IPIC suit against PM
    15 May 2017

    Group demands PM to explain queries over 1MDB-IPIC deal
    19 May 2017

    GANT1 files suit to seek info on 1MDB dealings with IPIC
    11 Jul 2017

    Najib seeks to strike out Harapan’s suit on 1MDB-IPIC deal
    24 Aug 2017

    Najib: Harapan youths have no locus standi in suit on 1MDB-IPIC deal
    16 Nov 2017

    Dismissed – Najib, 1MDB’s bid to strike out GANT1’s suit over IPIC
    9 Jan 2018

    GANT1 opposes Najib, 1MDB’s bid for stay on defence
    22 Jan 2018

    Well done, GANTI. We are with you in the attempts to GANTI Najib at GE14.

  10. Anonymous says:

    What necessity is there for the next tallest building, Exchange 106 tower to be built?

    Our country’s economy is getting from bad to worse. What is there to show off your “stupid idea” before you & the other crooks leave Putrajaya for good. What is there to out beat Tun Mahathir in infrastructure work. You are nowhere compared to Tun Mahathir, Najib. What would happen to your dream if BN is overthrown by PH. Why waste taxpayers money on “silly projects” at this moment of hardship faced by our country.

    • Anonymous says:

      He just wants to have a legacy of building a skyscraper taller than Tun Mahathir’s Petronas Twin Towers.

      He thinks he could get away with RM2.6 billion in his bank account for whatever use it was, what more there are government funds to spend for that building.

      Tun Mahathir has already proven Malaysia’s ability to build the tallest building in the world, no need to prove that any more. The rakyat should ensure he doesn’t get to waste government money by voting him out at GE14.

    • 1MDB Producing Hiccups says:

      Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani had in May 2016 conceded that banks were reluctant to provide financing to project partners of the TRX due to 1MDB.

      TRX had since been transferred to the Finance Ministry. (Easy money, gomen funds?)

      The Finance Ministry had also reportedly acquired a 51 percent stake in Exchange 106. (Chance for seleweng and songlap?)

      1MDB, owned by the Finance Ministry, previously sold the 3.42 acres of land on which Exchange 106 was built on to Mulia Group. (Any komisen there?)

      Sounds like using gomen funds to develop TRX – easy way out, eh? Any jobs to the graduates who sell nasi lemak and drive taxis?

  11. Nonsense By Municipal Councillor says:

    Joshua Woo Sze Zeng, a municipal councillor with the Seberang Perai Municipal Council writes nonsense when saying “Time to concede it was the West who stopped bumiputera slavery”. The word “slavery” by itself is already nonsense.

    Saying “questions over Malaysians’ general knowledge of our own history”, wonder what history he is going by.

    “My generation was taught that the British were the exploiters of our land and the destroyers of our local traditions,” said he. Agreed.

    “The West is thus conveniently scapegoated so that the ruling regime can get us to see ourselves as victims, to see the West as a threat ..” No problem with that.

    “.. to point out one piece of our history that has been forgotten, not even footnoted in history textbooks. That is the fact that it was the British who liberated the bumiputeras (Malays and Orang Asli) from slavery, a cruel age-old trade practised by locals for hundreds of years.

    “There was a saying in the sixteenth century Melaka, “[It] is better to have slaves than to have land, because slaves are a protection to their masters.” Aiyyo, calling “a saying” as “history”?

    • Nonsense By Municipal Councillor says:

      Two types of slavery

      “.. among Malays, slaves were generally divided into two classes: slaves in the Western sense, and debt bondsmen. The latter type of slavery served a particular function in Malay society. Debt slavery usually occurred when an individual voluntarily ‘mortgaged’ himself in return for some financial assistance from his creditor, frequently his ruler or chief.”

      In those days when there was no such things as “gaji” or salary, all those who served the Sultan were provided food and clothing by the Sultan. This was not slavery.

      “There were even two ranks of slaves, “debt slaves” (orang berhutang), who lost their freedom by being unable to repay a debt, being above “bought slaves” (abdi). In theory, debt slaves – usually Malays in the Malay kingdoms – were freemen with some rights, while bought slaves had none.” There you go. Even those “debt slaves” were not slaves – had rights.

      Talking about ” theory and practice are different”, the fellow should know that the entire one billion of Chinese under Mao Zedong were slaves – worked like bulls “for the communes”, no rights, sent to hard labour and “redoctrination” at way-out “communes .

    • Nonsense By Municipal Councillor says:

      “In 1824 the number in the town of Melaka was 666 males and 590 females, with 86 under-aged males and 75 under-aged females, making a total of 1,417 slaves, including 161 children born into slavery.” No mention of what kind of “slaves”, no mention of the population of Melaka at that time, nothing about those living in the kampongs, outside the Melaka town. The kampong people were slaves, too?

      “Apparently, one record shows that the price for a slave in Kinta, Perak was “Two rolls of coarse cloth, a hatchet, a chopper and an iron cooking-pot.” “Apparently”, eh? And what kind of “record” was that? Any mention of the word “jual hamba” in that “record”?

      “Due to Islamic teaching that forbids enslaving fellow Muslims ..” Parameswara, the founder of Melaka, became Muslim when he was declared Sultan. So, how to believe “slavery” was rampant after that?

  12. Sovereignty of Malaysia says:

    Malaysia-China investment ties is a two-way street: PM
    New Straits Times Online

    Connected with selling the sovereignty of Malaysia?

  13. What you talking, Salleh? says:

    Salleh: Our democracy better than regional peers
    Only some. There are others better than us but he doesn’t say this.
    malaysiakini

    And what basis you use, leh?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Damn seditious COMMENT in M’kini saying ‘When two Chinese fall into a big hole, one would assist the other to get out of the hole, hoping the one who gets out would return the favour; when two Indians fall into a big hole, one would try to climb out of the hole, only to be pulled down by the other who wishes to be the first to climb out; and when two Malays fall into a big hole, they would both wait for government assistance.’

    The bastak did not say that the two fellows coming out of the hole will go out endlessly exploiting others, taking without saying thank you, ungrateful ingrate, cheating, etc, etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      The bloke keeps on telling his observations, including about one Mak cik selling keropok only 2-5 pm, not realizing that she prepares the keropok herself, her own brand, better tasting, etc.

      Conveniently forgetting there are many of his own kind gambling the whole night, sleeping till noon the next day. Or sit around at budget hotels, touting prostitutes, massages and the like.

      Or are themselves, prostitutes, or damn lazy thugs, goons and gangsters.

  15. Tongue-in-cheek talk says:

    Najib: There was valid cause for concern over 1MDB

    Najib said today that the state-owned investment arm 1Malaysia Development Berhad had experienced some failings in the past that brought about a valid cause for concern.

    He said that in response to that the government had launched an investigation into the matter and that the company saw its board of directors dissolved and replaced. What talking one. He was the sole operator of 1MDB and which BOD member dared stop what he did. He should have replaced himself. Both as 1MDB boss and as PM.

    In the same speech he swung at a “concentrated campaign to sabotage the Malaysian economy for policial gain” and how certain parties used 1MDB as a tool to suggest that the Malaysian economy was collapsing. But he talked very fast one. Wonder why. Talking tongue in cheek?

  16. Possible Tipu In Postal Voting? says:

    How come the Election Commission (EC) failed to state the involvement of independent election observers in the process?

    Bersih questions integrity of postal voting for GE14 since the Election Commission (EC) failed to state the involvement of independent election observers in the process.

    The NGO also criticised the EC for providing “incomplete” and piecemeal information to overseas Malaysian voters.

    Yesterday, EC chief Mohd Hashim Abdullah announced that overseas Malaysians could register as postal voters, beginning today, through the commission’s website.

    The announcement failed to mention the role of election observers, Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah noted…

    EC must arrange for overseas voters vote at the Embassy and allow observers from the Opposition during the voting.

    In the past, the EC did not appear to be independent. There can be a lot of cheating in the system of postal voters if no independent observers are allowed. Including in the carriage of the vote boxes to the authorized vote counting centres.

    Bersih must shout out this again and again before GE14 to ensure fair elections.

    • Anonymous says:

      the EC has taken various actions and decisions in 2017 which made the electoral system worse. This article by CHAN TSU CHONG, the outreach offficer of Bersih, summarises eight of regressive actions.

      Bulldozing the redelineation process

      The EC started the redelineation process for Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia in September 2016. Instead of correcting the severe malapportionment and gerrymandering in the existing electoral boundaries, the EC took steps to make it worse by creating more super-sized constituencies.

      In March 2017, the EC forcefully proceeded with the second display of their proposed redelineation, despite the Selangor government obtaining a stay order against it from the courts, pending the disposal of their judicial review challenge. For the first time in history, Selangor was excluded from the second redelineation display.

      In December 2017, the Selangor case was unfortunately dismissed. The EC wasted no time and rushed out the notice of local enquiry within two days. The local enquiries were held during the festive period when many objectors were away.

      It is clear that the EC is hellbent on bulldozing through the redelineation before the upcoming general elections. This is highly improper as the EC has up till September 2018 to complete the exercise.

      Various analysis by researchers have shown that the redelineation would swing 15-20 seats in favour of the ruling coalition.

      Cilaka. (DBP Kamus, cilaka = bawa malang).

    • Anonymous says:

      Seven other court cases were also filed in other states in 2017 to challenge the unconstitutional redelineation.

      Instead of being accountable for the allegations of malapportionment and gerrymandering, the EC and the Attorney-General’s Chambers skirted around the issue, and relied on a weak legal argument – that the proposed recommendations are not legally binding and therefore should not be reviewed by the courts.

      Destruction of voter records

      In a shocking revelation during the course of the Selangor’s redelineation legal case, the EC admitted that they have no records of the 136,272 voters without addresses in Selangor because the documents have been destroyed.

      Similarly, there are 44,190 voters without addresses in Malacca and 56,323 in Perak.

      A voter’s address is a crucial record because it is the basis on which he or she is assigned to voting constituencies. The EC also needs the address to communicate with voters or to conduct corrections on the electoral roll.

      These again raise age-old questions on the integrity of the electoral roll. Voters without addresses could very well be phantom voters who are illegally registered in large numbers in order to sway election results.

      • Anonymous says:

        Abetting registration and transferring of phantom voters

        In 2017, civil society and political parties continued to expose numerous cases of phantom voters being transferred and registered. Among others, these took place in Bukit Katil (Malacca), Kluang (Johor), Sekinchan (Selangor), Hutan Melintang (Perak), Wangsa Maju (Kuala Lumpur), Lembah Pantai (Kuala Lumpur) and Nibong Tebal (Penang).

        All of these cases have one thing in common: they are done in marginal constituencies in a deliberate and coordinated manner in an attempt to sway electoral results.

        In the case of Sekinchan for example, Umno’s Sungai Besar division chief Jamal Yunos openly claimed that he had “discovered” 7,000 new voters in the Sekinchan state seat, and would “move the voters using all methods possible even though it will cost us millions.”

        What has the EC done to prevent and resolve the issue? Nothing. It has allowed it to take place unhindered although they are empowered by the law to inspect, stop and clean up the electoral roll.

    • Anonymous says:

      Refusal to provide a soft copy of the draft supplementary electoral roll

      In previous years, the quarterly draft supplementary roll was provided to political parties. This allowed for analysis and detection of phantom voters and irregularities in new voter registration or transfers. Objections can then be filed if necessary.

      In 2017, the EC arbitrarily decided to stop providing a soft copy of the supplementary electoral roll. Without it, no meaningful monitoring can be done.

      It is physically impossible to inspect the draft rolls effectively for phantom voters because they are voluminous and only displayed physically in different areas.

      Is the EC intentionally limiting information in order to hide and prevent further discoveries of phantom voters? Or is it just plain incompetent and uncooperative?

      The EC did not give any reason for their decision to regress, except that they have no legal obligation to do so. This is embarrassing to say the least, coming from a constitutional body who is supposed to act in the public interest.

      Expanding postal voter categories

      Postal voting remains a key problem because of its lack of transparency and vulnerability for manipulation. For many years, civil society and political parties have demanded for postal voting to be abolished, but the EC did the total opposite last year.

      In October and December 2017, the EC silently gazetted new categories of postal voters. Among others, the new categories are: civil service in the Prisons Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Police Volunteer Reserve, Immigration Department, and National Registration Department.

      With such extensive expansion of categories, postal votes might very well be fraudulently used to tip the scales in many marginal constituencies.

      On the other hand, the EC has denied the demands from Sabah and Sarawak voters residing in Peninsular Malaysia to vote as advanced voters without having to travel back.

      • Anonymous says:

        Covert registration and transferring of military voters

        There were also two abnormal incidences involving military voters last year.

        Firstly, in the first quarter supplementary electoral roll for 2017, the EC and the Defence MInistry irregularly added 28,416 military voters and their spouses using Regulation 14 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations.

        Regulation 14 is a provision allowing voters who have applied to be registered to submit a correction claim to the EC if their names have been omitted from the supplementary electoral roll.

        It is highly unlikely that the 28,416 military voters fall under this category.

        Secondly, in the third quarter supplementary electoral roll for 2017, the EC allowed the transfer of 3,724 or army voters using three army camps that are still under construction and do not exist.

        This is a clear violation of the Federal Constitution, which requires voters to be registered in constituencies which they are residing in.

        These camps are “coincidentally” located in three marginal constituencies (Segamat, Bera, and Bagan Datok) currently held by cabinet ministers – Dr S Subramaniam, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

      • Anonymous says:

        Voter registration

        By the EC’s own admission, there were 4.2 million unregistered voters at the start of 2017, constituting more than 20 percent of the total eligible voters in Malaysia.

        The EC has done nothing to make it more convenient for voters to register. Instead, things are made worse by withdrawing the appointment of assistant registrar officers (ARO) from political parties.

        Various NGOs and political parties have had to shoulder the ineffectiveness of the EC by organising their own voter registration campaigns. And yet, the EC made things more difficult by limiting access to voter registration forms to their own AROs.

        The EC should save everyone the trouble by instituting automatic voter registration. This can easily be done by synchronising the electoral roll with the National Registration Department’s database, which the EC is already doing with regards to removing deceased voters and those who are no longer citizens from the electoral roll.

    • Anonymous says:

      Zero engagement with stakeholders

      Perhaps, the biggest failure and arrogance of the EC is their reluctance to engage meaningfully with any stakeholders.

      Political parties and NGOs have submitted countless letters, memorandums, and even made numerous visits to the EC office, but the EC does not even have the courtesy to reply.

      It seems that the only way for stakeholders to get a response from the EC is through their occasional media statements, or to sue them in court.

      In September 2017, the Kofi Annan Foundation and Suhakam organised a regional conference on democracy and elections.

      While this high-level conference was attended by esteemed guests such as the former president of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the EC chose to be an embarrassment by not attending the conference or even sending a representative.

      The EC, as a constitutional body, must have some sense of public duty and accountability. The minimum duty is to provide clarification and adequate information with regards to pertinent electoral issues, and yet they display arrogance by ignoring all stakeholders.

      Electoral fraud is, therefore, happening even before elections.

      So it is not surprising that Malaysia scored a “very low” ranking of 144 out of 161 countries in the Electoral Integrity Project, a reputable independent academic study on electoral integrity worldwide based at the Harvard University and the University of Sydney.

      What we seen in 2017 is the worsening of our electoral system, using old and new techniques alike. Electoral fraud and manipulation are already happening well before elections are held, and the EC is at the center of it all.

      Despite the odds, the integrity of our electoral system is not something that Malaysians should give up on, especially when it has been a decade-long struggle since the first Bersih rally in 2007.

    • Anonymous says:

      What then can Malaysians do to protect and defend the integrity of our electoral system?

      Firstly, Malaysians can reduce the effect of electoral fraud and manipulation by ensuring a high voter turnout. Malaysians must stand up against electoral fraud by voting and ensuring that their family members and friends do the same.

      Secondly, Malaysians can volunteer as polling and counting agents (Pacas) in their constituencies. Adequate Pacas are needed at all polling stations to prevent outright fraud during polling day.

      Beyond that, Malaysians should also volunteer with Pemantau, an election observation campaign launched by Bersih 2.0.

      Many electoral fraud and offences such as bribery and political violence happen before polling day. Pemantau (election observers) are therefore also needed to ensure a clean and fair environment during the campaigning period. Registration as a Pemantau can be done here.

      At the end of the day, if we cannot rely on the EC to run elections in a clean and fair manner, citizens must take it upon themselves to defend the integrity of our elections and democracy.

      • Anonymous says:

        Repeat:

        Malaysians can volunteer as polling and counting agents (Pacas) in their constituencies. Adequate Pacas are needed at all polling stations to prevent outright fraud during polling day.

        Beyond that, Malaysians should also volunteer with Pemantau, an election observation campaign launched by Bersih 2.0.

  17. No Love For Najib says:

    Dr M or Najib, it’s the same for us, says K’tan PAS
    malaysiakini

    No Love For Najib among PAS Kelantan, despite Najib cohorting with Hadi.

  18. Anonymous says:

    PM: Japan has more FDI here than China, but why no fuss?
    malaysiakini

    Because no “sale of land and sovereignty” involved.

  19. The 'Muhyiddin factor' says:

    Good to know the ‘Muhyiddin factor’ is a part of Bersatu’s lead in Johor.

    Bersatu central committee member Rais Hussin said a successful takeover of Johor by Pakatan Harapan in the 14th general election could see the possible return of Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin as menteri besar candidate.

    The “Muhyiddin factor” was among reasons his party has been allocated the lion’s share of state seats in Johor.

    Hopefully, the “Mahathir factor” will be a strong reason for the takeover of Putrajaya by PH at Pru14. And the “Najib factor” causes that.

  20. KEPALA BAPAK KAU says:

    Najib looks to China for so many things that Tun Mahathir observed he sold so much land until affecting the sovereignty of the country for which Najib told the Chinese at the MCA General Assembly, “Kepala Bapak Kau”. Tun later suggested that he sell a few states to China to pay for the national debt.

    Najib thinks so highly of mainland Chinese. Wonder how he feels when knowing that the mainland Chinese also failed even in such things as securing a manufacturing licence.

    Proton Holdings Bhd, has terminated its equity joint-venture contract (EJVC) with Goldstar Heavy Industrial Co Ltd, as the joint-venture firm, Goldstar Lotus Automobile Co Ltd, had failed to secure its manufacturing licence within the stipulated time frame.

    In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, DRB said the deadline to obtain the manufacturing licence was originally set for Sept 25, 2017, subsequently extended by the parties to Dec 31, 2017.

    “Failure to obtain the said manufacturing licence within the agreed time frame entitles either party to terminate the EJVC,” it said.

    The purpose of EJVC was to form a joint-venture company to produce and sell Lotus branded passenger cars, engines, parts, components and accessories, and provide after sales services, including spare parts in connection with its products in China.

    • Anonymous says:

      Saying “Kepala Bapak Kau” –

      Not a schoolboy fighting in the street. Not a ruffian quarreling somewhere. But a Prime Minister. Saying it in front of an audience at a Chinese political party’s general assembly. How unbecoming – to say the least.

      Poor Tun A Razak. If he’s still alive and heard it, he’d probably have fainted and
      lost consciousness.

  21. KEPALA BAPAK KAU says:

    Najib has once again conceded there were failings with regard to 1MDB but claimed that certain quarters who wanted to sabotage the nation’s economy for political gain had amplified the issue. Of course they have. You didn’t run 1MDB properly. More so, people perceive the RM2.6 billion in your bank account is connected with 1MDB.

    Speaking at InvestMalaysia 2018 in Kuala Lumpur today, Najib outlined the steps taken to rectify the problems. What rectification is there? What about the tens of billions lost by 1MDB that the rakyat/ Ministry of Finance have to bear? TRX? Those mainland Chinese blokes could not even produce the finance to develop it. Not sure what’s happening to it right now.

    Najib told his audience that he would not brush over the 1MDB issue and admitted there were valid grounds for concern – “.. we have learned lessons there ..”

    Claiming he “ordered a thorough investigation into 1MDB” was talking through his cheeks – he disbanded the Task Force comprising MACC, Police and Bank Negara, summarily dismissed AG Gani Pattail without any notice and valid reason, the PAC hearings appeared a farce, hid the Auditor General’s report on 1MDB accounts under OSA, yet have the audacity to claim those. What the ….

    “There were indeed failings at the company, there were lapses of governance. There was a valid cause for concern,” said he. The voters must always remember this.

    The 1MDB saga and the subsequent investigation in various countries had led to calls for Najib’s head to roll with Mahathir accusing the prime minister of siphoning funds from the firm.

    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in its civil forfeiture suits related to 1MDB implicated Malaysian-born businessperson Jho Low, described as a friend of Najib’s family, and the prime minister’s stepson Riza Aziz.

    The DOJ suits had also mentioned “Malaysian Official 1” and his “wife”.

    Last December, US attorney-general Jeff Sessions revealed that almost half of the US$3.5 billion corruption proceeds which have been seized by the US government came from the 1MDB-related civil forfeiture suits

    “This is kleptocracy at its worst,” he told the Global Forum on Asset Recovery in Washington DC.

  22. PH MANIFESTO says:

    PH manifesto to make special commitment to Felda settlers, Indians

    PPBM strategy and policy bureau chief Datuk Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff said the Pakatan Harapan manifesto will include a special commitment to Felda settlers and also the Indian community. (AMAT BAGUS).

    It will be launched sometime next month.

    Called “Buku Harapan”, the manifesto will also list down promises to be fulfilled within 100 days of a Pakatan Harapan administration.

    Aside from five core issues that it will address, there will be two special commitments to the Felda settlers and the Indians.

    “The manifesto is 88 pages long and is the work of strategists, and has been sanitised by experts in various fields,” he said.

    The core themes of the manifesto remains addressing the issue of cost of living and institutional reforms, among others.

    Patut sebut juga 1MDB – tindakan untuk selesaikan hutang di buat Najib. Dan janji PH tak akan jual tanah kpd China untuk selesaikan hutang negara.

    • Anonymous says:

      Whack Njib/BN on endlessly rising prices of goods, including petrol. Plenty votes there. Easy for kampong folks to understand.

      • Anonymous says:

        Tell kampung folks Najib removed subsidies for cooking oil, sugar, petrol etc and slapped us with GST to cause price hike while the nation coffer is wasted on 1MDB.

  23. Anonymous says:

    WHY is Felda still doing business with a company that was involved in suspicious dealings that nearly resulted in the land reform authority losing ownership of prime land in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur?

    This was the question posed by Felda settlers’ group, Anak, as
    allegations surfaced that the agency will lose ownership of the land despite a settlement last week.

    Anak, a group of second generation Felda settlers, said the agency must explain why it was going ahead with a mega project with the same company that allegedly gained ownership of the land via a shady deal.

    Anak president Mazlan Aliman said Felda itself had claimed that there were elements of fraud in the 2015 land transfer deal involving former Felda officials and Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB).

  24. GST Rate Hike? says:

    Najib says it again: No GST rate hike

    But he also reiterates that the country’s GST rate is one of the lowest in the world.

    So, very tempting to hike it, innit?

    Next month, month after that, month after that ……….

  25. Prices UP, UP And UP says:

    Malaysia December retail inflation up on costlier food, fuel
    Nikkei Asian Review

    Malaysia’s consumer prices rose, as expected, in December, driven mostly by costlier fuel and food, strengthening expectations of a policy interest rate increase

  26. Country in wrong direction says:

    Will #SpoiltVote Impact Malaysia’s Upcoming General Election?

    A recent survey titled, “Youth Perception on Economy, Leadership and Current Issues,” conducted jointly by the Merdeka Centre and Watan, a youth voter registration NGO, between August 3 to 8 last year also found that only 30 percent of the youths polled cared about politics. The rest were more concerned about the economy. Of the 604 respondents aged between 21 and 30, 57 percent felt that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

    A spoilt-vote campaign that results in lower voter turnout is a possibility, especially among urban youths, who are more likely to be either fence-sitters; voters with political affiliations who want to show their displeasure to both parties; or those seeking to indicate a lack of trust that either party can effectively run the country. Now, the question is how significant of an impact the spoilt-vote campaign will have in the upcoming general election.

    The writer, Khoo Ying Hooi (Ph.D.), is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. But the guy did not state his views.

  27. Graduate Selling Nasi Lemak says:

    Apprximately 29,641 new jobs are expected to be created in the Malaysian automotive industry in 2018, according to a statement by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

    MITI stated that the industry has demonstrated continuous holistic growth, with 27,125 new jobs created as at December last year, since the National Automotive Policy (NAP2014) was announced in 2014.

    Butut ka? Can kasi kelija to ALL graduates selling nasi lemak ka?

    • Anonymous says:

      The graduates selling nasi lemak are mostly, if not all, Malays – nasi lemak is a Malay dish.

      Now The Star Online report says China’s Silicon Valley to open internship opportunities for Malaysian youths. Surely only Chinese graduates would benefit.

      Will Najib help the Malay graduates selling nasi lemak? I wonder. But sure Tun Mahathir will – he brought up the issue and he knows how to improve the economy to ensure no graduates have to sell nasi lemak. Vote PH.

      • "choose between Proton and Rolls Royce"? says:

        Tun Mahathir said he was shocked to learn there are those who feel the upcoming polls is nothing more than a contest between “Coke and Pepsi” and hence there is no reason to vote.

        If the reader’s capability to comprehend is poor, then it would be misinterpreted like my question regarding pork,” he added.

        In a blog posting yesterday, the former premier had sought clarification on matters pertaining to Islam.

        Among others, Mahathir asked if pork would still be considered haram (forbidden in Islam) if the pig is slaughtered in the name of God.

        He also questioned if it is haram to perform the Haj or Umrah with stolen funds, which appeared to be directed at the 1MDB Foundation’s sponsorship of pilgrims to Mecca.

        Meanwhile, in his blog posting this evening, Mahathir said the progression or regression of a race depended on their ability to think.

        “Those who cannot think are known as jahiliyyah (ignorant). If we are part of this, we would be unable to differentiate between those who are contesting and it is impossible that we would progress. It is no surprise that we would not vote in GE14.

        “If we cannot choose between Pepsi and Coke, what more BN and Harapan. That is too heavy (a task) for us.

        “So don’t choose. We are safe. (But, really,) Would we be safe? Ask yourselves,” he added.

        Yesterday, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli claimed that it is crucial to vote for the Mahathir-led Harapan to dismantle a six-decade-old system and institute reforms

    • Anonymous says:

      Programme launched to help youths in rural Malaysia find jobs

      Youths in rural areas of Malaysia will benefit from employment opportunities from the seventy companies who will be involved in the Sustainable Community Development Initiative (1MPAK) programme, Bernama reports.

      Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the launch of 1MPAK yesterday (Jan 24), which is led by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).

      Apa la lu .. find jobs for the graduates selling nasi lemak, for goodness sake.

    • Anonymous says:

      One ADUN said,

      Youth unemployment rate is three times higher than the national average unemployment rate – 10 in 100 youths are unemployed compared to three in 100 workers of all ages. While the World Bank reported that Malaysian employers are struggling to source talent, one in four graduates has remained jobless six months after graduation.

      How come? World Bank has not read about Malaysian graduates selling nasi lemak? Their officers living in Ivory Tower somewhere?

      One bloke said graduates were choosy or expected higher salaries than offered.
      Wat the fook, if they had to sell nasi lemak, nonsense to say they were choosy.

  28. . says:

    Rafizi: Why didn’t Felda use its own company to develop Jalan Semarak?

    Bloody good point. The answer is simple: So much seleweng and songlap that so many blokes want to have something like RM2.6 bllion in their bank accounts, set up a non-sovereign-wealth company, cook up something and had the RM270 million worth of Felda land transferred into the company’s name. Damn. Bastards.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Cops assure Wangsa Maju dubious voters claim will be probed

    Police have confirmed that they will investigate a claim that 1,429 dubious entries have been added to the Wangsa Maju electoral roll.

    Earlier today, PKR treasurer-general Tan Yee Kew questioned why police had failed to act and to supply her with updates five months after lodging police reports alleging voters had falsely stated that they lived in Wangsa Maju.

    When contacted, Wangsa Maju district police chief Superintendent Mohammad Roy Suhaimi Sarif explained that police had not acted because they previously forwarded the reports to the Election Commission (EC), thinking it would investigate the claim…

    Is that a reasonable explanation?

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