Joker Ramasamy!

Oh. Like this is it? Outside make lots of rubbish press statement to defend the Penang Tunnel scam.

Then when called up by MACC for questioning, Ramasamy now says he is not directly involved in the Tunnel project.

Suddenly senua tak tahu.

What a joke you are.

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Excerpt from The Star
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Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here on Wednesday (Feb 14) morning.

He said he is unaware of what the MACC will question him about with regards to the undersea tunnel project.

“I was not directly involved in the undersea tunnel project and don’t know what they will ask me,” he told reporters gathered outside the MACC office.

He was accompanied by his lawyer Datuk Aljit Singh Jessy.

Ramasamy also said that he was not aware if any other state executive councillor would be questioned on the project.

Penang works committee chairman Lim Hock Seng was questioned by the MACC for 13 hours on Tuesday (Feb 13).

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64 Responses to Joker Ramasamy!

  1. Anonymous says:

    In 1953/4 when the MCA President Tan Cheng Lock did not support the first UMNO President Onn bin Jafar who suggested that politics in the new nation should be above communalism, Tan Cheng Lock nailed the coffin to bury the Chinese in Malaya.

    So no sympathy for this 7-11 party as it is heading for oblivion come GE14.

    • Anonymous says:

      Get the Joker Najib out at Pru14.

      Pssst, if they call name call Ramasamy as Joker, so can Najib be called Joker, innit?

      • Anonymous says:

        PM Najib,
        This year’s Chinese New Year is not that prosperous as you think. It is not due to the country’s good economy. Actually the people are finding it difficult due to the rising cost of essential goods, GST, & other price hikes. How can you say the country’s economy is good when actually it’s “really bad”. Please don’t try to paint a rosy picture to influence the people. We are really facing hardship in reality Najib. There is no vibrant in this year’s CNY’s celebration. Maybe next year would be a better year with new measures taken by the government, after the GE14.

        • Anonymous says:

          With ever rising costs and expenses, it is a delicate task indeed in ensuring that the families get their decent supplies of foods, clothings and shelther. Our shrinking Ringgit has a melange of reasons to explain why we are saddled with such a miserable predicament. Just two months ago, the exchange rate to a Dollar was 4.2. Although the Ringgit’s worth has crept back a little now to 3.9, it is a far cry from DrMahathir’s Halcyon days when the USD was only 2.5. The Chinese provision shop owner I used to buy New Year suppies from China and elsewhere told me a week ago that canned abalone has increased in price by 20% since a year ago. And our official Inflation Rate for 2017 is just a mere 3.6%?And this Chinaman trader had the cheek to offer me a ‘solution’- if you bought 5 cans last year, you now buy 4.

      • Sad New Year says:

        A sad Chinese New Year

        COMMENT | Finishing our reunion dinner, it took me only 10 minutes to wash up this year.

        It is not because we have installed a new dishwasher or hired an Indonesian maid (both untrue) but because our dinner was nothing but a simple steamboat meal which my wife had prepared.

        The ingredients were the standard items such as fish balls and crabsticks which my wife had bought at the nearby supermarket.

        In the past, Mother would prepare a whole table full of Chinese delicacies and the entire family came together for a meal.

        This year, it was just my wife and two young children and we had to tighten the belt.

        After dinner, the kids had some games of fireworks of what was left over from previous years. We did not even buy new ones for them this year.

        Usually, by the evening of Chinese New Year Eve, the whole housing estate would be like a war zone, with the loud bangs from the firecrackers all over. This year, it was quiet. Everything was, in fact, very quiet…

    • Anonymous says:

      A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine’s Day calling it a “positive social event” that was not linked to religion.

      The comment from Ahmed Qassim Al Ghamdi, former chief of the religious police in the holy city of Makkah, comes as 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pursues a far-reaching liberalisation drive that has upended years of conservative tradition.

      “It is a positive social event and congratulating people for it is not against sharia (law),” Ghamdi told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

      “It is an act of kindness to share greetings on Western national and social holidays, including Valentine’s Day, exchange red roses with others, as long as it is towards peaceful people who do not share animosity or are being at war with Muslims.”

      In recent years, Saudi Arabia launched a series of reforms. Prince Mohammed, who has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam”, has further cut back the political role of clerics in a historic reordering of the Saudi state.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There are a lot more jokers in Umno/Bn than in DAP.

    For example, Said Salleh Keruak, Nazri Aziz, Wee Ka Siong …

    In fact, right from Najib. On the RM2.6 billion in his bank account, at first kept quiet, then admitted it but did not say where from and what for, then said Arab royalty donation but nothing mentioned of it like thank you to Saudi King during his visit to Malaysia.

    Then said it was for general elections, but “returned” a lot of it even before the GE14.

    The biggest joke is the US Dept of Justice said “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering … the biggest Kleptocracy ever known in the world.”

    A Japanese would commit harakiri, a Roman General would fall on his sword, but a Malaysian leader would commit his life to Fat Mama.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Harapan MP: Is Malaysia having ‘an affair’ with Israel?

    No. Just a love affair with Fat Mama and forgot about everything else. Including sensitivity very many Malaysians on allowing Zionist Jews enter this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mana perginya pejuang pejuang anti-Yahudi? Semua dah makan “dedak” tidur lenyap ke?

      PAS sudah mulakan lakunan drama mereka. Mungkin tak dapat “dedak” lagi. Lepas dapat, jadi pak bisu nanti.

  4. wtf says:

    i do not know which date “a ji koh” will call GE14.
    it maybe 17 march or 11 aug.
    personally i m not involved with SPR.
    if 11 aug surely more bad for me. maybe by that time my
    fav roti will be rm2.00
    if BeN win by croock or chit, worse could be rm 3.00.
    WTF!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    MCA president Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy president Wee Ka Siong have gone on a media campaign claiming that DAP is out to “eliminate” MCA and therefore Chinese voters should “save” MCA in order to have “checks and balances”.

    To “save” MCA? What about saving Malaysia? Why didn’t they talk about “checks and balances” regarding the extensive power of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak which he clearly abused, especially in the case of the handling of the 1MDB scandals, thereby making Malaysians suffer?

    Wee went even further to argue that DAP is seeking to replace MCA as a partner to Umno in government. This is ridiculous. MCA’s argument is premised upon the idea that the Umno ship would never sink.

    Perhaps they don’t realise that Umno is struggling and that no one has ruled out the possibility of Umno’s defeat in the coming 14th general election.

    Umno won 88 seats in the 2013 general election, of which 14 are in Sabah and one in Labuan. The remaining 73 parliamentary seats are in the peninsula.

    Najib and Umno’s popularity have plummeted since 2015. Most serious pollsters and commentators put Umno’s support among the Malay voters now at around 40 percent, a 20 percent drop from where it was in the 2013 general election.

    Umno’s only saviour is PAS. Some pollsters opine that in a three-cornered fight scenario, if the PAS support base doesn’t shrink or if voters who hate Najib shift their votes to PAS, Umno may prevail as the victor. But both are very big “ifs”.

    PAS’ base has clearly shrunk, or otherwise PAS would not have to worry about a possible defeat in Kelantan. Voters who hate Najib are likely also aware that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is doing Najib’s bidding.

    No one should take voters for granted. Never assume that voters can be fooled by three-cornered fight strategies that would keep both Umno and Najib in power.

    • Anonymous says:

      Get everybody out to vote. Shii the Undirosak blokes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Whether the MCA will win big in GE14 will be known on polling day, but what is immediately known is that the MCA leadership’s Chinese New Year video featuring the president Liow Tiong Lai, deputy president Wee Ka Siong and secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan – all three cabinet ministers – as well as the entire MCA national leadership is unable to garner the viewership of Teresa Kok’s fifth annual Chinese New Year video.

      As at 1pm today, Kok’s CNY video (available on YouTube) netted 53,411 views in 25 hours since it was posted at 12.05pm on Feb 14 while the MCA leadership’s CNY video netted 45,00 views after 41 hours after it was posted on Facebook on Feb 13 at 7.10pm.

      • Anonymous says:

        This time around Umno and PAS form an unofficial alliance, what can MCA and Gerakan say about this pact…? There has been no voices from both MCA & Gerakan…about this unofficial pact!

        I believe this is the factor causing the demise of MCA come GE14.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What concerns Mahathir, as well as many others, is simply the lack of transparency and the disadvantageous terms we seem to end up with in so many of these China projects. The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), for example, has been panned by economists as grossly overpriced, economically unviable, and slanted too heavily in China’s favour.

    As well, Mahathir is rightly concerned about why we are suddenly borrowing huge sums of money to fund massive infrastructure projects that the government has yet to prove are really necessary.

    Why is there a need, for example, to suddenly upgrade or build several new ports along the west coast when existing ports are not fully utilised? China itself has made no commitment to using all these expensive ports they are now building for us.

    It’s one thing if China wants to invest its own money in infrastructure projects as part of its One Belt One Road (Obor) initiative, but getting us to borrow from China to build projects that arguably serve China’s strategic goals, promote China’s industries and expertise and employ Chinese labour, makes no sense at all.

    Even BN lawmaker and former finance minister, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, no friend of Mahathir, expressed alarm over the government’s ballooning debt which stood at a staggering RM687.43 billion last year.

    Furthermore, given Malaysia’s horrendous record of corruption, lax oversight and mismanagement, should we not be concerned that these projects might end up as yet another burden on taxpayers?

    Has the MCA forgotten about the Port Klang Free Zone (PKRZ) fiasco?

    And for that – for demanding a better deal for Malaysia, for insisting on transparency and proper project governance – the MCA sees fit to slam Mahathir in front of the PRC ambassador.

    China is, of course, a close neighbour, a big power and an important economic partner; good relations is not an option but a necessity.

    However, wanting to ensure that relations with China (as with other countries) serve Malaysia’s interests above all else cannot be wrong. If the MCA cannot see that, its priorities are clearly messed up.

    Read more at https://m.malaysiakini.com/columns/412341#4HhsiZ1JTmXZjXvc.99

    • Anonymous says:

      Who the hell cares MCA slam Mahathir in front of the PRC ambassador. It’s of no cosequence. MCA has not much credibility. The Chinese Ambassador is not as important as US or British Ambassador.

      China a close neighbour? Where got?

      China does not own the South China Sea just because of the name.

  7. Anonymous says:

    When Proton accepted Geely as a major strategic shareholder, it should know this Chinese company will make drastic changes in order to make a profit and run the company as they do in China.

    This company does not owe bumis anything. It put money into this venture and by hook or by crook, it will earn a return on every renminbi it invested.

    When Geely makes money, its Malaysian shareholders make money too. It’s high time for bumi companies to stop expecting a free lunch at the expense of others.

    If they want a piece of Proton’s business, they should compete for it like any other companies.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bullshit saying “This company does not owe bumis anything. It put money into this venture and by hook or by crook, it will earn a return on every renminbi it invested.”

      The fact that it is here means it owes bumis. Those who decided to have them as partners are bumis and represent bumis.

      They are in this country and should respect the affirmative action policies of the government that was implemented since decades ago.

      Saying that they must make profit by hook or by “crook” is nonsense. They can’t even do it by crook in China – they get brought to a firing squad and shot dead.

      Good that a Minister has paid attention to the grouses of the bumi traders.

      Saying “bumi companies to stop expecting a free lunch at the expense of others” shows the damn ungrateful ingrate of you pendatangs who got citizenship right agreed to by the Malays at no cost at all – worth a lifetime of free lunches given by the Malays. Apa lagi lu mau?

  8. Anonymous says:

    PPresident of South Africa Jacob Zuma has just resigned.

    Any chance Mr Kleptocrat of Malaysia will, too?

  9. Don't be unfair to Bumis says:

    Yoursay: Welcome to the real world, Geely doesn’t owe bumis anything

    Fook you. Malays didn’t owe you pendatang anything but agreed that you be given citizenship right.

    If fooked-up you have not said thank you, the least you should do now is give your assol to Geely for them to fook so that they don’t have to be unfair to Bumis.

    • Anonymous says:

      Too bad it was 1malaysia pm who embrace chinese Geely, in order to pay off 1mdb debt.

      • Anonymous says:

        Najib bad for creating 1MDB debts but those saying Geely doesn’t owe bumis anything are damn squint eyed.

        The majority shares in Proton are owned by the gomen which represents the interest of the rakyat, 70% of whom are Bumis.

        Screw them if they don’t owe Bumis for letting them make money in Proton.

        The squint eyed blokes deserve not only to be screwed but also be socked at the right places.

        • Anonymous says:

          But 1PM got no choice but to lelong proton to geely since proton is losing money after sacking mahathir as advisor.

          When you sold 49% to geely, you are in fact selling the dignity of bumis, mata sepet or not.

          • Anonymous says:

            got choice or not, the fact remains that Geely has only 49% yet given the right to run Proton, still is obliged to look after the Bumis who owned the 51% in the ratio of 70:30 to non-Bumis.

            Btw, squint eyeds are not necessarily mata sepet.

            Bumis who have no dignity are Najib and gang. TDM has been talking about and constantly maintaining Bumi dignity during his 22 years rule.

            The no-dignity squint-eyed and the mata sepets might not see that. Can see that again when Najib and gang are toppled at Pru14.

          • Anonymous says:

            We are a sovereign nation. China has its own plan for its own future. The One Road One Belt plan is its own plan to secure trade routes to resources and markets. It is not our plan. Some aspects of that plan may work for us. We have to do our own studies. We must make our own evaluation of our needs. We must also not overreach ourselves. Our debt burden is high. There is evidence of a backlash from people in other countries participating in the One Road One Belt project. As the writer asks why are we paying for something that China needs and which we may not need ? China is a major power. Its activities in the South China Sea and on Spratley Islands indicates the seriousness of her intentions. It is not sentiment that drives China’s actions. It is cold calculation. We have to balance our interests. Dr M did not want a uni-polar world where the US was the sole power. It looks like China is all set to dominate the region. Singapore is being more cautious. As we should.

          • Anonymous says:

            “Singapore is being more cautious.”

            Malaysia goes a lot by convenience. Wanna more money to pay debts, sell this and that. Until it affects national sovereignty, said Che Det.

            And we are saddled with the Kleptocrat. So, at Pru14 we throw the brickbat. Until it hits and downs the fellow’s hat.

          • Anonymous says:

            Proton parts suppliers have been directed to reduce their prices by about 20-30%, as they have been selling components at 30% above regional market prices.

            https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/02/18/pressure-piling-on-new-proton-ceo-ceo-dr-li-is-instituting-changes-to-proton-to-reduce-cost-and-impr/#FzlcbIEsQuZ4uG3E.99

  10. Anonymous says:

    Appellate court takes judicial notice Najib cleared over 1MDB scandal

    The Court of Appeal took judicial notice today that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has been cleared by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), attorney-general, police, MACC and Bank Negara with regard to allegations on the 1MDB scandal.

    What the ….

    Najib has not been cleared by the Court. The last Public Accounts Committee Chairman was a Joker, saying he “cari akan”, so how can he clears Najib of anything.

    Najib dismissed then AG Gani Pattail summarily, then appointed Apandi from nowhere, who then disbanded the task Force investigating RM2.6 billion in his bank account, comprising Police, MACC, Bank Negara. So, how can they be said to have cleared Najib?

    What talking, man?

    • Anonymous says:

      Waah, bloody good points by Parti Amanah Negara Youth deputy chief –

      Najib being ‘MO1’ a better judicial notice, says youth leader

      The court should have issued a judicial notice that “Malaysian Official 1” (MO1) described in the US Department of Justice’s civil forfeiture action involving 1MDB is Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, an opposition leader said.

      Parti Amanah Negara Youth deputy chief Faiz Fadzil said this in describing his shock over the ruling made by the Court of Appeal yesterday that it took judicial notice that Najib had been cleared of the 1MDB affair by Malaysian authorities.

      “Being a law practitioner myself, I am surprised as a judicial notice is only applicable when the facts are known in public and do not create doubt.

      “Najib’s alleged involvement in the abuses involving 1MDB are still the subject of US Department of Justice investigations and even the attorney-general (Mohamed Apandi Ali) had recently said 1MDB is still being investigated by the police.

      Faiz, the son of late PAS president Fadzil Noor, added that Najib had not been cleared by any court on the 1MDB issue and hence the court could not have made a judicial notice…

  11. Anonymous says:

    What nonsense if Malaysia’s top diplomat Anifah talking?

    The Foreign Ministry has clarified that the participation of an Israeli delegation in a United Nations programme in Kuala Lumpur this week was not its call.

    “(It) was based on an invitation issued by the United Nations, through its agency the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the convenor of the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9),” said Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in a statement today.

    Even if the Zionis Jews were invited by the United Nations, through its agency the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the convenor of the 9th World Urban Forum, Anifah certainly has a duty to get the Home Ministry / Immigration bar the entry of the Yahuds.

    He doesn’t understand his role as Foreign Minister? There is a school / training centre for diplomats near INTAN, innit?

    Goobledegook.

    • Anonymous says:

      Najib and Hadi can have another joint rally to protest?

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe they just hold hands to show “unity” at Pru14.

        That which led many people believe in the news about the RM90 million “gift”.

        • Even PAS can't save Umno this time says:

          GE14: Even PAS can’t save Umno this time

          MCA president Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy president Wee Ka Siong have gone on a media campaign claiming that DAP is out to “eliminate” MCA and therefore Chinese voters should “save” MCA in order to have “checks and balances”.

          To “save” MCA? What about saving Malaysia? Why didn’t they talk about “checks and balances” regarding the extensive power of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak which he clearly abused, especially in the case of the handling of the 1MDB scandals, thereby making Malaysians suffer?

          Wee went even further to argue that DAP is seeking to replace MCA as a partner to Umno in government. This is ridiculous. MCA’s argument is premised upon the idea that the Umno ship would never sink.

          Perhaps they don’t realise that Umno is struggling and that no one has ruled out the possibility of Umno’s defeat in the coming 14th general election.

          Umno won 88 seats in the 2013 general election, of which 14 are in Sabah and one in Labuan. The remaining 73 parliamentary seats are in the peninsula.

          Najib and Umno’s popularity have plummeted since 2015. Most serious pollsters and commentators put Umno’s support among the Malay voters now at around 40 percent, a 20 percent drop from where it was in the 2013 general election.

          Umno’s only saviour is PAS. Some pollsters opine that in a three-cornered fight scenario, if the PAS support base doesn’t shrink or if voters who hate Najib shift their votes to PAS, Umno may prevail as the victor. But both are very big “ifs”.

          PAS’ base has clearly shrunk, or otherwise PAS would not have to worry about a possible defeat in Kelantan. Voters who hate Najib are likely also aware that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is doing Najib’s bidding.

          No one should take voters for granted. Never assume that voters can be fooled by three-cornered fight strategies that would keep both Umno and Najib in power…

  12. Trump is just like Najib says:

    Hahaha hohoho hihihi

    Trump? He’s just like Najib, says Dr M

    In an interview with Indonesia’s MetroTV former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad took part in their ‘Rapid Fire Questions’ segment where he gives his opinion on several individuals.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Fuel prices ‘way down’ across the board
    RON95, RON97 and diesel will cost 10 sen, 11 sen and 12 sen lesser, starting midnight.

    So, they can lower petrol prices for the chinese New Year?

    Why not do it all year round, every year, abolish GST, minimize gomen expenditure, no using of gomen jet or leased jet by Fat Mama going Turkey or anywhere.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Houses in Malaysia unaffordable: Bank Negara
    This due to the supply-demand mismatch and slower income growth, it says.

    Not many things good that Najib can claim now, not long before the elections, issit?

    That’s why GE14 might be held at the last minute – in August. So that he and Rosmah can savour the taste of power for as long as possible before the debacle.

    • Anonymous says:

      Salary cannot grow under najib.

      • a says:

        When salary cannot grow but prices of goods grow, the rakyat suffer.

        Najib rushing to get high-income nation status. He allows the prices of goods to increase without any checks on indiscriminate increasing of prices by traders by the Ministry concerned. We never hear or read of any news of enforcement officers doing so.

        He had hoped employers increase salaries of workers in the face of increasing prices and he will achieve the high-income nation status. But that hardly happend. He failed. The damn lousy economic policy failed.

        On top of that, he seleweng 1MDB and songlap 1MDB funds – US Dept of Justice mentions “MO1”, “misappropriation of 1MDB funds and money laundering”.

        1MDB was said to have become indebted to the tune of RM50 billion, the government was so short of funds that it did not have enough funds to pay for interest charges on loans 1MDB borrowed. Astro Ananda Krishnan was reported to have lent 1MDB interest-free RM1 billion to pay 1MDB interest charges.

        The government short of funds, Najib introduced the highly unopular GST. Tax on all rakyat, even the low income and the poor. More suffering on the rakyat.

        Najib is responsible for the rakyat suffering. He and Umno/Bn must be voted out at Pru14.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dalam spitl pun dia cakap politik, kata TS Muhyiddin.

    Apa tah lagi bila dah keluor spital.

    Menghamun si pencuri, penyamun, pelanun lagi le dia.

    Syabas, Tun. Kami sokong penuh.

  16. Anonymous says:

    1Ministry’s CNY ad features ‘barking’ rooster – advertisement by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK)

    The blokes are thinking dogs? Nasty.

    • Anonymous says:

      “KPDNKK would like to extend a million apologies for the publishing of the Chinese New Year advertisement. It is due to a technical error in the advertisement.

      “Happy Chinese New Year for those who are celebrating and Happy Holidays to all Malaysians. Gong Xi Fa Cai!” read the statement…

      Comment: What technical error? Why never explain it? Is it because bullshit fake news error? Simply say it just for convenience? What kind 0f Ministry / Minister are you?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Increase efforts to tackle spread of fake hadis, urges DPM

    So, another law? Anti-fake hadis law?

    Yet they don’t tell the fakes for the rakyat to know and avoid. Maybe they want many anti-fake laws so that the rakyat speak less against them. Tak jujur.

  18. Two Population Giants Fight? says:

    China upset as Indian PM visits disputed border region

    China has expressed anger over a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China also claims, and said India should stop any action that might complicate the dispute.

    If fight leading to war, maybe a chance to reduce problems caused by humongous populations.

  19. Anonymous says:

    A domestic worker in Malaysia has died after suspected abuse by her employer, including being made to “sleep outside with the dog,” a politician has said.

    The maid, known only as Adelina, came from Indonesia and worked for a family in Penang.

    The employer should be handcuffed, shoved into a dungeon to sleep with rats and starved until realizing the brutality inflicted on the maid.

    The rats urinating into the employer’s mouth will help permanently reduce one bastard employer like that.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Stopping free rides for Proton and associates
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/412338#ZaPwZObVQ1MQSzOo.99

    Conclusion: Overall, the deal is beneficial to Geely first and then Syed Mokhtar, with some benefit to Proton in terms of access to technology and none to the Malaysian public at all which will continue to pay high prices for cars – and that includes new Protons which are mere rebadged cars from Geely…

    Comment:

    What the ….

    And Geely as minority shareholder is given management right. Deal signed under Najib’s nose, during his tenure as PM. And he celebrated it.

    Najib really should be ousted at Pru14.

    • Anonymous says:

      Proton, partly-acquired by China’s Geely last year, is under fresh scrutiny after Malay car dealers this week accused the company’s new management of being tone-deaf to affirmative action policies favouring the majority ethnic group.

      The criticism prompted a key government minister to vow to intercede amid concerns the troubled carmaker could become a lightning rod for discontent against Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition in upcoming polls.

      South China Morning Post

      You are damn right – repeat: become a lightning rod for discontent against Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition in upcoming polls.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did Najib sell Proton to Chinese because it was Mahathir’s brainchild?

      He sure did. Najib’s Hate Politics manifested in the deal with Geely.

      Zainudin Abdul Rahman, the president of Pekema, the association of Malay vehicle importers and traders, in an interview suggested the new approach would force ethnic Malay or “bumiputra” dealers to close shop, and urged the government to intervene.

      “We ask that Proton and the government take note of the importance of the bumiputra agenda which is no longer a priority to the new Proton management,” Zainudin was quoted as saying in the influential Utusan Malaysia newspaper on Sunday.

      He added: “We see that Proton has strayed from its original objective. We are worried that Proton is being fully controlled by Geely.” (A minority shareholder at that).

    • Anonymous says:

      Zainudin said bumiputra dealers lacked the financial resources to make the upgrade. “Non bumiputras” were poised to dominate the Proton dealership sector if the new policy was left unchecked, he said.

      South China Morning Post said, “Online, commentators lampooned Zainudin for perpetuating a “crutch mentality” among the Malay dealers.” Fook you for saying that. Your kind in Malaysia had been on the crutch mentality and got crutches since the British colonial times, right through to post-independence – the government gave Robert Kuok the sugar monopoly that made him a millionaire, later a billionaire, yet he said in Kajang last year that he is “twin-footed”, one foot in China. Don’t know where his loyalty lies.

      Now a mainland Chinese company is given the crutch by Najib, allowed to buy a 49% shareholding yet given management right. Damn.

      Bullshit to to the “observers” who SCMP quoted saying “with Proton in private hands, there is little the government can do. The government holds majority shares, for goodness sake. Decisions on management policies to help bumiputera dealers can, if necessary, be made by shareholders’ vote count.

  21. Anonymous says:

    “MCA leaders slain, Kit Siang hails DAP’s triumph in battle of CNY videos
    Veteran leader also points out that MCA’s top guns are depending on Malay votes to win in GE14.”

    I think the above are true. MCA are Jokers. Not Ramasamy.

    They got the Chinese Tsunami at Pru13, won only 7 seats, compared to DAP37.

    Likely to be trounced at Pru14, winning only 3 seats. They have to balik kampong – Tongsan?

  22. . says:

    Poor Menteri Amaran Hishamuddin (as he was known when he was Minister of Home Affairs). Now reduced to Menteri Menidakkan –

    Hishammuddin refutes claims army veterans leaning towards opposition

    Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has refuted claims that many Malaysian Armed Forces veterans supported the opposition as they were dissatisfied with the government.

    “These are just allegations, we have done a lot for our veterans and we have been doing it for quite sometime, not only recently.” (If they dislike you all fo your policies and attitudes, they can still oppose you and be against Najib and the UMNO/BN.)

    “This is not the true picture of majority of the veterans as there are attempts by certain quarters to misconstrue issues concerning the veteran hospital and housing,” he said when replying to a question on claims that armed forces veterans no longer support the government after retirement.

    According to the Department of Veterans Affairs portal, there are currently 275,820 veterans. (Wow, a big number. With their wives, there are over half a million votes. Say, just half a million votes go to Pakatan Harapan, that’d be nice, thank you.)

  23. DESTNED TO THE LONGKANG says:

    Deportation of 11 Uighurs against the law
    COMMENT | The Malaysian government must not abdicate or ignore its legal and moral obligation.

    Comment to that comment: I suspect Najib won’t bother.

    As Tun Mahathir has observed, Najib selling so much assets to China to pay debts that it might even affect the sovereignty of the country.

    He doesn’t even bother about US Dept of Justice taking asset seizure action on his stepson’s and crony’s properties in US connected with “the misapproprition of 1MDB funds and money laundering” and Malaysia being called the greatest Kleptocracy ever seen in the world.

    He and Umno/Bn seem destined to the longkang at Pru14.

  24. Anonymous says:

    The party which talks less about race, upholds policies which benefit all Malaysian, and has a good mix of all races is none but the DAP. Unfortunately, DAP suffers under a malicously slandering and regime years after years. For the new government to have good representations from all races, we do not see any party that can do better than DAP. DAP should field their candidates in all the constituencies in Johor this GE. Most Johor people admire the government of a neighbour country and hope to have one that is similar. DAP must come to Johor in full strength and ride on this admiration kept in the hearts of the people for a long time.

    • Anonymous says:

      The last bit is nonsense –

      where got “Most Johor people admire the government of a neighbour country”?

      Nobody wants the legacy of Big Brother always on the wall, left behind by Maha Chauvinist and Racist Lee Kuan Yew.

  25. Hishammuddin gets a mouthful says:

    Don’t question our loyalty, Patriot tells Hisham

    Military veterans NGO Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) today said the public and national leaders should not question their loyalty to the country as they have contributed much to the nation.

    In a statement, Patriot president Mohd Arshad Raji reminded critics that his members had risked their lives for the country, sacrificed their personal liberties and gone through war.

    “Therefore, when we speak about patriotism, we speak from the heart,” he said in denying reported claims made by Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein that the NGO’s planned patriotism workshops were against government efforts.

    “We would like to politely remind the public, and especially our national leaders, to never doubt our loyalty and patriotism to our king and country,” said Arshad.

    He further described Hishammuddin’s claims as “careless and irresponsible” as the minister did not refer to their full proposal on organising the “Youth Leadership & Patriotism Workshops” for students.

    “Patriot will never ever go against the government. We were once members of government organisations, the Malaysian Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Malaysian Police.

    “There is a difference in being against the government, which Patriot is certainly not, and being against bad and corrupt leaders,” he stressed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Their name – Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan – itself shows they are patriotic, therefore no question of their loyalty.

      What, man, Hishammuddin.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Najib gomen really in trouble, losing goodwill again – when checks are really needed on traders indiscriminately increasing prices of goods, they don’t check.

    When poor Chinese going back for CNY holidays by bus, they checked, bus operators got scared of being caught for wrongful act or omission regarding permit etc, until

    More than 300 passengers stranded at Duta bus terminal

    More than 300 passengers heading to their hometowns for the Chinese New Year celebration were stranded for hours when their buses did not appear as scheduled at the Duta Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur last night.

    According to Spad senior general manager (Enforcement) Che Hasni Che Ahmad, it could be that the bus operators were trying to avoid the commission’s Op Serkap.

    “About 10 buses did not arrive from 8 pm onwards as they may be trying to avoid checks by Spad for not having the Temporary Variation License (LPS) or have committed other offences,” he told a press conference on the operation at the bus terminal.

    When contacted later, Che Hasni said six buses appeared after 11pm.

    Aiyyo, feel sorry for those stranded folks.

  27. joker ji says:

    #berani#bubar

  28. Free country, eh? says:

    MCMC orders TMI, Malaysia Today to remove articles

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