When Daim Talks Cock

I found this in a WhatsApp group I reluctantly subscribes to (a friend added me into the group thinking I have all the time to look and reply to messages). It is an old message sent during the peak of Mahathir’s attacks on Najib made viral by people who read without understanding and share without substantiating. The message is as folows:

Bro what say you:

Currency is expected to go down further to RM 4.50 by end of September as Ringgit not used as currency’s for trading in world market stock exchange. Ringgit stumbled as the govt. further cut on export of crude and import more. Everyone should take precaution as this is a crashed economy as a whole. Bank Negara only held reserved of RM101 billion at this moment. Our debt climbed to 580 billion.Stop buying any properties or car. Disaster is on the way.


World 

Economic Analyst predict within 100 days, Malaysia will collapse. Stock market & currency value will take a nose dive in a drastic manner.


This is due to world negative economic outlook; World’s security issue due to terrorism – ISIS, & middle East conflict. There has been much fear on the Spartly Island; where China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippine and Malaysia want to claim ownership rights. The recent China & Russia military training exercise is to show their military alliance & strength. This is to tell US to lay off. Indirectly to warn US, Japan & Phillipine, do not wage war against China or Russia.


The recent crude oil crash is due to oversupply. The Americans are pumping in the world more crude oil. The reasons: i) to hurt Russian’s economy and her currency as Russian is world’s no1. Oil exporter. US & EU are blaming Russia for Ukraine’s turmoil & the unresolved MH 17 issue. ii) to stop terrorists, particularly ISIS for selling cheap smuggled crude oil from Syria & Iraq.


Malaysia is compounded by political uncertainty; corruption, abuse of one’s power & withholding the truth.


The world has perceived Malaysia as no. 1 in world ranking in: i)Corruption & Scandals; and ii) world’s champion in Credit Cards forgery. 


So my dear friends & family members; please spend your money wisely. Keep your Money for rainy days. We are heading towards World economic collapse. The days ahead will be difficult and bumpy. The journey is tough & unpredictable. This will hit hard on All of us; regardless whether you are rich or poor. All the best to All.

<Tun Daim>

Let’s take the first point: Currency is expected to go down further to RM 4.50 by end of September and our stock market will crash.

The Ringgit was not the only one that went down against the Greenback. Many other currencies did, and many other countries spent far much more of their reserves than Malaysia to prop up their currency. And this year the Ringgit is one of the few currencies that have actually strengthened against the Dollar. Now how has the Ringgit fared against the Dollar?

  
Daim’s doomsay mentioned about the Ringgit going beyond the 4.50 mark, much like the 4.88 mark when Mahathir was at the helm. In fact the highest in January we went as low as 4.43175 and this morning we’re at 4.17965. I would say it is the Dollar that has taken a but if a dive compared to the Ringgit. What about our stock market? Let’s see this Year To Date chart to see its performance:

  
Are we doomed?

Next point: Our debt is that 580 billion and therefore we are doomed.

Let us look at the rankings below:

  
The top nine above all have more than USD1 Trillion in external debts. But I don’t see Malaysia anywhere in the top nine and none of the countries above say they are doomed. Let’s go down the line further:

  
Hong Kong and Singapore are at number 15 also with more than USD 1 Trillion yet I see zombies on Facebook saying why is Singapore doing better than us? Going by Daim’s logic Singaporeans should be in a civil war and mass lootings by now. So, where are we then?

  
Oh! We’re number 30 on the list! We’re not as doomed then!

Next point: stop buying properties or cars!

When the crunch hit us in 1997-98 Mahathir reduced interest rates to encourage spending. The more you soend the more money there is in circulation and makes the economy better. More spending creates more jobs as demand and supply fight to achieve an equilibrium. Let us look at car sales in 2015:

  
It looks like the financially-strapped, sand-munching Malaysians had a lot of cockle shells to buy cars! In fact, it was 666,674 cars last year! And if you don’t buy cars, Daim’s master will cry and ask for money from Najib to help his beloved Proton! So why is Dail talking cock?

Next: Spratlys.

Gosh! When Mahathir was the Prime Minister the navies of China and Vietnam fought sea battles. Did we suffer? No. The Spratlys have been a bone of contention for more than half a decade and as claimants get more matured and civilised, why worry? In fact all the countries mentioned have lots to lose in terms of bilateral trades should war break out in this region. Google the contracts they are bidding for and you’ll catch my drift.

Next: credit card fraud.

Let us see what Forbes has to say about this:

  
 
Surprise! Surprise! Do you see Malaysia there? Try looking hard and tell me if tou can find the name there. Otherwise just name me the name of neighbours of ours that you see on the list.

Next: we’re number one for perceived corruption.

It’s funny when Daim talks about corruption. Both he and his master are perceived to have benefitted through corruption. You can Google this and you will see information going back to the 1990s talking about this. Perception can never beat the truth. I can say a lot of things if I don’t have to back them up with hard facts. And this is where we stand in terms of corruption in 2015. The higher your ranking is, the less corrupted you are. 165 countries were ranked, let us see where we stand:

 

   
  

Do I need to explain the ranking above?

So when Daim wants you to save, he is asking you to make things worse. Just live within your means. Spend more in Malaysia than abroad. I know thousands can still afford  to go on holidays abroad. Perhaps Daim would prefer you save your money in his banks.

Selling Malaysia For RM6,000 Only

Thai police: Justo met with Msian opposition leader, media tycoon 16 JULY 2015 @ 4:46 PM BY ADRIAN

BANGKOK: Thai police today confirmed that Swiss citizen Xavier Andre Justo met with a very important person from a Malaysian opposition party before selling classified information belonging to Saudi oil company PetroSaudi International. Royal Thai Police Commissioner of Officer of Information and Communication Technology Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri told the New Straits Times here that Justo, a former PetroSaudi director, admitted to meeting the opposition leader at a hotel in Singapore. He however declined to name the individual. Under Thai law, a person cannot be named prior to a warrant of arrest. “He (Justo) met a very important person from a certain country, in Singapore. He then negotiated the selling price of the documents and later sold them to the buyer.” Prawut later disclosed that the individual was from an opposition party in Malaysia. He also said Justo admitted that he met with a media tycoon at the same location in Singapore. He declined to name the media tycoon. “We have confiscated Justo’s personal computer and we have managed to find documents and information pertaining to their meeting at a hotel in Singapore. “Most of these information was found from Justo’s email correspondence and WhatsApp chat records.” He said immigration and hotel records gathered by Thai police corroborated Justo’s account of the meeting. He said Justo had also admitted to blackmailing his former employer, PetroSaudi International, and will be charged under Thai law for extortion and blackmail. Prawut however said Justo denied having tampered with documents that were eventually sold to a certain news outlet in Europe. “He didn’t make any changes to the documents and sent the original documents (to the buyer) as digital copies.” When asked if he had sold the documents to London-based whistleblower website Sarawak report, Prawut declined to elaborate. “Everyone knows which news organisation I am talking about,” he said. Justo has been under Thai police custody since his arrest late last month after he allegedly stole thousands of emails and documents from Petro Saudio, and tried to blackmail his former employer. He moved to Thailand after he was terminated from the company. Thai police are investigating how, after leaving the company, Justo issued a series of blackmail demands for 2.5 million Swiss francs (approximately RM9.9 million). PetroSaudi did not meet Justo’s demand. Then in February this year, doctored and tampered versions of the emails suddenly started to appear on Sarawak Report, sparking a political row implicating 1Malaysa Development Bhd (1MDB) and Malaysian leaders.

Selanjutnya di : http://www.nst.com.my/node/92328
The above is the report filed by the New Straits Times on the Justo-1MDB saga that has all but paralysed the Najib administration. That report coupled with Lester Melanyi’s confession as reported by Rocky Bru shows how pathetic some people could get just so they could satisfy their sick agenda.

I was also alarmed by the following tweet by a journalist:

   
He tweeted that in response to a police report that was filed and made public that revealed how much a person was paid just to write slanderous stuff to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister:

    
Clare Rewcastle Brown is never a name you could trust as evident in this blog post by Winifred Poh. With a negative track record that is surpassed only by Paul Joseph Goebbels’s, Brown’s Sarawak Report has only produced nothing short of pure cow dung for lack of a better description. Yet, Mahathir chose to believe her and continued to use her to fulfill his thirst for rule-by-proxy. Apparently 34 years of being in power isn’t enough for him.

Najib’s administration isn’t without fault. The deafening silence at the point whence this whole saga began helped fed the negative perception the public now has and is reluctant to let go of. Damaging would be an understatement. It is understandable that not much could be said about the deals the 1MDB is or was involved in considering the Financial Services Act as well as the various Non-Disclosure Agreements it is party to, but some formof communication to the public would have helped allay some fears regarding the issue.

To make matters worse, some Cabinet members even publicly declared their ignorance of the issue – a lame effort to try distance themselves from Najib should the latter fall. What is more disgusting is the act by some of the younger members of UMNO who were said to have helped make viral of some videos online and even discussed on what steps were to be taken to help speed up Najib’s downfall. This is the quality of the loyalty of people we now have, not just in UMNO, but in Malaysian politics in general. Values have been traded off for the power to fill up their pockets.

There has also been “power breakfasts” and “power lunches” organised by people close to Mahathir that invited bloggers and key UMNO office holders to entice them to call for Najib’s resignation. I have seen Facebook photos of “friends” attending these events. The revelation made by the Deputy UMNO Petaling Jaya Utara Chief, Mohamad Azli Mohemed Saad, on TV not too long ago on being invited to such events reinforced the fact that these events are or were real. Whatever happened to democracy within UMNO? Why resort to such tactics? These events must be investigated further by the police and the MACC in case of bribes bejng given for such support, and also for undermining the government and wanting to remove a government through undemocratic means. This include the politicians mentioned in the above police report. Tony Pua has got no excuse to further remain as part of the PAC.

The authorities should also investigate the various bloggers and socmed practitioners who helped amplified and conjure more false “facts” that had helped paint a bleak picture of Malaysia, of Najib’s administration so much so that Malaysia’s economy has been affected. Imagine foreign government officials asking our diplomats  if it was safe for potential investors to invest in Malaysia – and all these for just RM6,000 a month? Id I am allowed to coin a term for such people I would call them “economic terrorists” and not just saboteurs. I implore to the authorities to haul in these people and charge them the maximum for their despicable acts.

I hope the Thai authorities will also issue arrest warrants to the ten individuals they have discovered in the article above.

As I have said before, let the audit and investigation teams do their work without any pressure or influence from any party. Members of the special task force whom had leaked investigation information must be expelled from the service. The rakyat should not be made to pay the wages of thise who cannot keep the trust put to them.

As for members of the general public, the interim report issued by the Auditor-General has shown that 1MDB had not digressed from guidelines and other legal requirements. In mmy opinion, this is a good enough reason for us all to move on until the final report comes out later in the year to comment on the governance of the 1MDB deals.

The whole of Ramadhan was tarnished by the lies put forth by unscrupulous people. Let us use this Syawal to reflect upon our deeds that have caused all of us Malaysians to suffer – and all for just RM6,000 a month which is a bigger value for some than the price of the nation.

The Final Curtain?

Another former Minister has spoken out at Najib Razak’s apparent use of Anwar Ibrahim to attack his opponents. Former Minister, Sanusi Junid, has hinted that if Najib does not step down now, UMNO and BN will suffer.

Anwar, who has been in TV3’s bad books, and who also issued a general ban on broadcast journalists from that station to cover any of his or PKR’s events, has been given full attention by the station to lambast Najib’s opponents within UMNO.

Najib, who took over the helm of both UMNO and BN from a weak predecessor, is seen by the public as a weaker Prime Minister. That the BN fared as bad as or worse than GE12 in the last general elections says a lot about his leadership. While he does try to have a hands-on approach on many things which is good, his policies and decisions made seem to lack any prior thoughts, begging the public to ask if it is really Najib’s consultants who do the thinking while Najib just read the scripts and smile or frown as directed.

I, for one, don’t give much thought on the political squabbles. I am more concerned with those who incessantly try to run down the country; but this latest tiff between Najib and his critiques started off with the 1MDB fiasco, and it seems that someone has unearthed the leadership’s Pandora Box.

Who after Najib is none of my concern. Whoever commands majority support of UMNO with the blessing of the component parties in BN should be able to lead. However, the UMNO tradition (budaya) of never to shine before your leader does ought to be done away with. I was told that during the recent floods, although the Deputy Prime Minister was in town while many including the Prime Minister were away shopping or golfing abroad, the former did not act swiftly until instructed to do so. How true this is, I don’t know but if so, it truly is damaging that you cannot decide as a Deputy Prime Minister on behalf of the Prime Minister who was away golfing. “Mana boleh! Ini budaya UMNO!” said the person to my father when asked why did the Deputy Prime Minister not act since the Prime Minister was on holiday abroad.

Najib could easily have called for an impromptu press conference to announce that the DPM was to head the disaster management team while he had to golf with Obama to discuss pressing matters. There was a whole army of foreign press there that he could have used to convey the message to worried Malaysians, but he did not. Was he waiting for his consultants to come up with a script and a set of more acceptable wardrobe?

It was equally bad that (I’m very sure it was his consultants who prepared this line) Najib made only the home and business insurance issue as THE reason for not declaring an emergency in the flood-stricken states. There was a bunch of other stronger reasons that could have been used, but maybe his consultants thought it was best to use the insurance issue as that was more personal for flood victims. Well, it backfired. Miserably! Adding insult to injury, the disaster-relief operation was like a dumbstruck Medusa. Every agency was doing its own thing with no clear command and control until much later. Given that the head of the National Security Council is an administrator rather than a field man, and has had no experience managing disasters, with the Prime Minister being abroad, things did not move as they should have.

Anyway, I have digressed from the issue of Najib’s quarrel with his detractors. But I think Najib’s continuous display of dishing out half-baked policies and display of desperately holding on to the Premiership simply means that he is no Tun Razak, who was brilliant in character and leadership that even political dinosaurs like Lim Kit Siang misses him, and Dyana Samad remembers Tun Razak’s superb leadership although she was still swimming inside her father’s balls when the Tun died.

UMNO needs to evolve and revamp itself in order to stay relevant in the next general elections. But first, it needs a serious change in leadership.