Rise Of The Grotesque 

PERMATApintar is an education program that is to nurture balanced gifted and talented individuals, giving opportunities to children between nine to fifteen to optimize their learning potential.

Among those whom have benefited from this program include 22-year old former PERMATA Pintar College student Koo Jia Hui from Pulau Pinang who is now pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford.

If it was not for this initiative by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, God knows who would have helped her. The DAP government surely did not offer her any help despite claims to have made annual budget surpluses.

Koo Jia Hui thanked PERMATA Pintar and Rosmah Mansor for helping her achieve her dreams.


And because of the success of the PERMATA Pintar program, Rosmah is in London now to expand the Nobelist Mindset program with the cooperation of Royal Society of London and the University of Cambridge.

London, a beautiful city, unfortunately is also home to ugly fiends such as U-Turn’s Mahathir’s pet dog, Claire.


I’m sorry. For a moment it does look like Claire but a tad too pretty. Claire’s far uglier.


And earlier she let loose her pack of grotesque beings to harrass Rosmah Mansor at the Royal Society of London.

It seems that Claire does not want human beings to be smarter or have the opportunity to have a better life than the gargoyles she calls her journalists.

Here is someone trying to give children a meaningful and better life, only to be harrassed by a white bitch who feeds on the scrap handed out by a ingrate nonagenarian.

Just watch how ugly the creatures she released from a cage near the Royal Society of London to harrass Rosmah Mansor are and tell me if this is how journalists behave.

Bila Otak Dah Mereput

Semalam, ketua songlap negara menyatakan bahawa pengambilan BR1M adalah merupakan suatu perbuatan rasuah dan adalah salah di sisi undang-undang.

Umum tahu walaupun pemberian BR1M itu bukankah suatu jumlah yang besar buat setiap individu namun sedikit-sebanyak ianya membantu menampung perbelanjaan terutamanya bagi golongan berpendapatan rendah.

Sebelum ini, subsidi yang dikeluarkan okeh kerajaan dinikmati oleh setiap rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira kemampuan dan adalah merupakan suatu sistem yang kurang adil.

Setelah banyak subsidi dihapuskan, simpanan yang diperolehi kerajaan diberi kepada golongan sasar dalam bentuk BR1M dan lain-lain kemudahan.

Syarikat-syarikat besar yang selama ini mengelak dari pembayaran cukai pendapatan dengan cara mengaburi jumlah jualan kini tidak dapat lari dengan adanya GST. Kutipan GST juga membantu kerajaan mengalihkan punca pendapatan yang terlalu bergantung kepada industri minyak dan gas.

BR1M yang berjumlah RM5.3 bilion telah membantu seramai 7.4 juta orang dari golongan sasar. Jumlah tersebut juga telah membantu pacuan ekonomi melalui suntikan aliran tunai yang dibelanjakan oleh penerima BR1M.

Tidak hairanlah apabila kerajaan Arab Saudi baru-baru ini mengumumkan bantuan kewangan a la BR1M kepada golongan sasar di negara tersebut bagi membantu memacu ekonomi negara tersebut.


Arab Saudi juga telah mengambil langkah yang sama seperti Malaysia dengan menghapuskan subsidi dan memoerkenalkan skim bantuan kewangan bagi golongan berpendapatan rendah dan sederhana.

Adakah ini bermakna kerajaan Arab Saudi juga mengamalkan pemberian rasuah? Sudah tentu kenyataan ketua songlap negara itu menghina bukan sahaja kerajaan kedua-dua negara malah menghina golongan yang amat memerlukan bantuan tersebut.

Mungkin otak beliau sudah mula mereput akibat lanjut umur. Sebab itulah orang yang berumur lebih rendah dari beliau lebih banyak menghabiskan masa beribadah sebelum lupa diri dan hidup sia-sia menambah dosa.

Berdemonstrasi Itu Sifat Khawarij

Kerajaan bersifat zalim – dan itulah modal yang dihamburkan setiap hari bagi menghasut rakyat bangkit menentang kerajaan yang ada.

Ada yang menyamakan kebangkitan orang Melayu menentang pentadbiran British pada tahun 1946 dengan demonstrasi BERSIH. Malah ada juga organisasi bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang bertopengkan Islam yang menyamakan perbuatan Rasulullah SAW membebaskan kota Makkah dengan demonstrasi BERSIH menentang korupsi, kezaliman dan penindasan. Ini adalah merupakan suatu fitnah terhadap Rasulullah SAW.

Pertamanya, pada tahun 1946, kebangkitan orang Melayu menentang pentadbiran Malayan Union jelmaan British adalah di atas arahan para pemimpin orang Melayu itu sendiri untuk mempertahankan kedudukan agama Islam, raja-raja Melayu Islam, dan tanah air dari penindasan dan penjajahan kafir.

Keduanya, pembukaan Kota Makkah (Fathu Makkah) oleh Rasulullah SAW adalah sebahagian dari peperangan tentera Islam yang berpusat di Madinah menentang Bani Quraisy Jahiliyah dan membersihkan Kaabah dari patung berhala dan segala perbuatan syirik.

Rasulullah SAW bukannya bersekongkol dengan Kafir Quraisy untuk menjatuhkan Islam. Jauh sekali bekerjasama dengan puak-puak berikut untuk menjatuhkan pemimpin beragama Islam:


Apabila menyebut perkataan zalim saya nak bertanyakan beberapa soalan:

  1. Zalimnya kerajaan Malaysia adakah para Raja Melayu dan Perdana Menteri telah meninggalkan syiar Islam dan mengisytiharkan diri mereka kafir?
  2. Adakah masjid-masjid yang diperintahkan tutup atau dirobohkan?
  3. Adakah mana-mana orang Islam yang ditangkap atau dilarang dari melakukan sebarang bentuk ibadah?
  4. Adakah mana-mana orang yang mati atau kebuluran akibat kemiskinan?

Saya yakin yang paling hampir boleh dijawab adalah solan saya yang No.4. Namun kerajaan telah menyediakan pusat-pusat pungutan zakat. Kemiskinan dalam masyarakat adalah merupakan masalah Fardhu Kifayah. Sekiranya masyarakat sekeliling gagal melaporkan mana-mana anggota masyarakat yang layak yang memerlukan bantuan maka kesalahan itu terjatuh di atas bahu masyarakat tersebut.

Sekiranya tiada sesiapa di kalangan masyarakat tersebut membantu menghantar makanan kepada orang yang memerlukan dan meletakkan beban tersebut di bahu kerajaan sebab “makanan aku untuk keluarga aku sahaja” maka orang itu yang menanggung dosa membiarkan anggota masyarakatnya menderita.

Firman Allah SWT:

“Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, taatilah Allah dan taatilah Rasul dan para pemimpin di kalangan kamu.” (an-Nisaa’ 59)

Sabda Rasulullah SAW:

  1. Sesiapa yang taat kepada pemimpin maka dia telah taat kepadaku. Dan sesiapa yang derhaka kepada pemimpin maka dia telah derhaka kepada aku (Bukhari 2957)
  2. Kamu wajib patuh dan setia walau dalam keadaan susah atau senang, suka atau duka, dan walaupun merugikan kepentingan mu (Muslim 1836)
  3. Sesiapa yang dipimpin oleh seorang pemimpin lalu dia melihat pemimpinnya berbuat maksiat kepda Allah, maka hendaklah dia membenci perbuatannya namun jangan dia lepaskan ketaatan kepadanya (Muslim 1855).

Selagi pemimpin itu tidak syirik kepada Allah, menentang agama Islam, maka wajib kita mentaatinya.

Pada tahun 2015, kerajaan telah memperuntukkan RM488 juta untuk memakmurkan masjid di seluruh negara. Jika ini satu kezaliman, maka tentanglah kerajaan.

Dalam Bajet 2017 yang dibentangkan baru-baru ini, sebanyak RM30 juta telah diperuntukkan untuk melahirkan tahfiz yang berdaya saing dalam pasaran pekerjaan melalui Dasar Pendidikan Tahfiz.

Malah 1MDB yang menjadi bahan kutukan warga kota selama ini jugalah entiti yang telah memperluaskan dan menjadikan Masjid Kampung Baru suatu tempat beribadah yang amat selesa untuk mereka-mereka yang mengutuk 1MDB menunaikan solat mengurangkan dosa kemunafikan mereka sendiri.

Soalan saya, kenapa berdemo dengan mereka-mereka yang ingin menyesatkan dan mengkafirkan umat Islam di negara ini?  Saya sendiri pernah duduk bertanya kepada mereka-mereka yang telah dimurtadkan oleh golongan ini.

Sekiranya anda tidak puas hati dengan apa yang telah dilakukan oleh kerajaan, atau bencikan kerajaan hanya disebabkan beg tangan Rosmah, maka apabila tiba masa mengundi, undilah pihak lawan. Dan jangan berikan saya alasan bahawa sistem pilihanraya kita tidak adil. Kalau tidak adil dan berpihakkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional, masakan DAP boleh mentadbir Pulau Pinang dan Selangor (menerusi boneka mereka – PKR)?

Tepuk dahi tanya diri: aku nak ikut agama atau telunjuk kafir?

Mari sama-sama kita hayati video yang telah dikongsi oleh Dr Aznil Hisham berikut:

Much Ado About Nothing

I remember waking up on a Sunday, 9th March 2008 it was, thinking how different life would be thenceforth.  The Barisan Alternatif, the precursor to the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat had managed to wrestle the state of Srlangor where I live from the clutches of the Barisan Nasional, which also lost three other states, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Kedah.  It was a situation difficult to fathom but I though to myself the voters had spoken and that the Barisan Alternatif had won these states fair and square and that democracy works.

Just four months before that, the Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (BERSIH) organised a rally demanding the clean-up of the electoral roll, use of indelible ink, abolition of the postal voting for military and police personnel, and free and fair access to the mass media for all political parties. Between 10,000 to 50,000 protesters attended the rally.  On that note, the victory of the Barisan Alternatif in the four states underscored the fact that the election system and principle of democracy work in Malaysia.

Since then, BERSIH has seen their numbers dwindling.  BERSIH 2.0 saw between 10,000 to 20,000 people attending this rally.  BERSIH 3.0 again saw about 20,000 people attending while BERSH 4.0 saw between 29,000 to a peak of 50,000 people attending.  With over 13 million registered voters in Malaysia those who attended the BERSIH rallies made up on 0.38 percent of the total number of voters – hardly a significant number.

Prinumi founder, Mahathir Mohammad, attended BERSIH 4.0, and declared his support for the movement.  This is funny considering that when he was that capricious potentate for 22 years, he banned all protests and assemblies and locked away those who opposed him without any chance of a trial.

In an effort to bring Najib Razak down, Mahathir undertook an effort to get the people to sign his Deklarasi Rakyat and in May of this year declared that the declaration had gotten the signature of 1.27 million individuals.  This is a significant number since it represented 9.77 percent of the number of total voters in Malaysia.

It was funny that Mahathir had chosen to make a grand entrance to join the BERSIH 5.0 participants – using a private jet. For someone whose battle cry include the fight against GST and rising cost of living,  blaming government austerity drive for all that, he surely knows how to show those whom he lead the meaning of prudent spending.

Here comes the Grump
Here comes the Grump
One would have thought that with Mahathir’s participation, at least a million people would flood the streets of Kuala Lumpur, but that never materialised.  only 15,500 participants attended the rally. That was all that Mahathir could muster – a meagre 31 percent of the previous BERSIH attendees.  This is because people could see how big a hypocrite Mahathir is, and many stayed away because of his support.

Mahathir should realise that people can see through his lies and know better than to join in the farcical struggle to fight corruption.  After all, he is the Father of Corruption.  I did not say that. Anwar Ibrahim did.  And Mahathir fighting against corruption is as hypocritical as having Lim Guan Eng, who has been charged in court for corruption, join BERSIH to fight corruption.

Let us face it. The only way to change a government democratically is through the ballot box. The 2008 and 2013 General Elections have proven so. Why demonstrate when it is much ado about nothing?

The Black Plague 

For those who claim that they are Malaysian yet cannot speak the language, let me translate to you what His Royal Highness The Sultan of Johor said above:

“Ladies and gentlemen, let me remind you of a sickness that has come to Johor, that is caused by a deadly virus.

This virus is worse than the Zika virus because it has no known cure. If a heart attack could cause immediate death, this virus could cause a lifetime of suffering.

This virus that I am talking about is called disunity.

This virus is carried by a new political party and is spread by its members. This virus is deadly because there it is difficult to cure. When society is infected, it destroys the people’s lives and also the nation’s prosperity.

Therefore I hope that my rakyat will stay away from this virus. Use your wisdom and don’t regret later.

The carrier of this virus will bash the government and incite the people to hate the leaders on a daily basis, and then turn a blind eye on the benefits that the government has brought them. When their agenda is not achieved they will just leave society to suffer.

I speak as an elder or as a father who loves unity and wish to see my rakyat live in peace and tranquility. I do not want to see my rakyat in disunity and I loathe certain individuals. They have personal agenda and incite the people to quarrel among themselves.

When there is discord the rakyat will live in misery and when that happens don’t turn to me (for help).”

There is one party that was recently formed that has come to Johor and fit that description. The illness that is bring could only be called the ‘Black Plague‘. It seems to be the term closest to the description of the carriers mentioned by HRH The Sultan of Johor.

Which party do you think is being referred to? Would you care to hazard a guess?

Kelantan: The 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong

Daulat Tuanku - Sultan Muhammad V has been elected as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong
Daulat Tuanku – Sultan Muhammad V has been elected as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong

Sultan Muhammad V, the 29th Sultan of Kelantan, has been elected to become the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong by the Council of Rulers today.  His Royal Highness shall be replacing Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Sultan of Kedah whose tenure will end on the 12th December 2016.

For months whispers have been flying around that HRH Sultan Muhammad V would not be eligible be elected as the YDP Agong as he is not married.  However, there are only three reasons for a nominated Sultan to be disqualified;

  1. He is not an adult,
  2. He has made known to the Council of Rulers that he wishes not to be nominated, or,
  3. Five of the Rulers vote against his nomination for reasons such as being mentally or physically challenged, or for some other reason.

The second and third reasons were used during the discussion to elect the First Yang DiPertuan Agong where Sultan Abu Bakar of Pahang was the most senior Ruler after Sultan Sir Ibrahim of Johor who had declined the nomination due to old age (Sultan Sir Ibrahim passed away on the 8th May 1959). He became the Sultan of Pahang on the 24th June 1932. However, Sultan Abu Bakar’s nomination was rejected FIVE TIMES by the Rulers because he was a controversial figure – he had financial difficulties and had wanted to marry a perempuan ronggeng (Abdullah Ahmad, 2016 p.141).  Tunku Abdul Rahman, who was then the Chief Minister of Malaya advised Sultan Abu Bakar against marrying this woman named Hathifah binte Abdul Rashid if he wanted to become the Yang DiPertuan Agong. Sultan Abu Bakar agreed.

However, Sultan Abu Bakar married Hathifah anyway and Tunku only discovered so when they were honeymooning in Hong Kong (Straits Times, 21st April 1957).

Being single is not a prerequisite for a Sultan or Raja to be elected to the throne of the Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Early this morning, the infamous portal Malaysiakini and the Malaysiakini-wanna-be Malay Mail Online both reported that the Sultan of Johor had declined the offer to become the next Yang DiPertuan Agong, quoting a Facebook page and not official sources.

It has been a norm that the Raja or Sultan with the most seniority would be considered as the candidate for the post of the Yang DiPertuan Agong.  All the nine states have since provided a Yang DiPertuan Agong and the list of seniority is as follows:

  1. The Yam DiPertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan,
  2. The Sultan of Selangor,
  3. The Raja of Perlis,
  4. The Sultan of Terengganu,
  5. The Sultan of Kedah,
  6. The Sultan of Kelantan,
  7. The Sultan of Pahang,
  8. The Sultan of Johor,
  9. The Sultan of Perak.

With the ascension of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, as the ninth Yang DiPertuan Agong, a new official list was made based on the seniority of the states that have provided a Yang DiPertuan Agong previously.  Whether or not Johor was offered is not known but such offer could only be made had the Sultans of Kelantan and Pahang declined the nomination.  It would seem impossible for the Sultan of Kelantan to reject such offer only to accept it later when the one that should have been offered next is the Sultan of Perak.

Such is the uniqueness of the office of the Yang DiPertuan Agong that was institutionalised on the 31st August 1957.  It was first to be called the Yang DiPertuan Besar but was rejected by the Rulers Council in favour of Yang DiPertuan Agong.  Every five years the Rulers would meet to elect the next Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Timbalan Yang DiPertuan Agong.  Although some say that this is similar to that practised in the United Arab Emirates, the office of the President of the UAE is a hereditary office of absolute monarchies.  They are the government whereas in Malaysia the government is elected by the people and is dismissed by the people through general elections.  And unlike in the UAE, the Rulers council cannot dismiss a Prime Minister or anyone else without the advise of the Prime Minister.  Therefore, a recent attempt by Parti Pribumi member named Mahathir to get the Rulers Council to intervene and dismiss the Prime Minister is just a futile and cheap attempt to lie to the people of Malaysia.  Of course, there would be those mentally-challenged people who would believe that he is right.

With the election of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang DiPertuan Agong it is hoped that this would bring about a much better cooperation between the PAS-led Kelantan state government and the Barisan Nasional-led Federal government. Such cooperation would be very beneficial to not only the development and people of the state of Kelantan, but also to the Malays and Islam in Malaysia that are coming under constant attacks by Malay liberalistas, evangelists and chauvinistic politicians opposed to Malay unity and the position of Islam as the Religion of the Federation.

DAULAT TUANKU!

Mahathir’s Cuckoo Administration

...dan gila...
…dan gila…

I was in stitches when I read Mahathir’s latest posting ‘Pentadbiran Kuku Besi‘.  He wrote as if he had never oppress the people during his 22 years as the Premier.  He is fortunate that the Internet was still in its infancy and was only introduced to the masses in the mid 1990s, and Google only came online using its own domain on the 4th September 1998, two days after Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from all government posts as well as from UMNO.  Prior to that Google was hosted under stanford.edu.  Not many of those below the age of 35 could remember the oppression Malaysians were subjected to.

And what has Mahathir written this time?

1. When receiving the membership form to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, some say that they have been threatened by UMNO dan Najib’s government.

2. Various threats were made including not being able to receive BR1M, expulsion from UMNO, removal from Government and government agencies posts, not being given contracts, scholarships would be withdrawn or not given, banks will demand for earlier payments or not give loans.

3. But they prefer to be oppressed knowing, that with their participation in PPBM and vote for it in GE14, the country would enjoy better benefits.

“Rasa Utara” a restaurant chain serving, in my opinion, less-than-delicious food, now has taken up advertising spaces on Mahathir’s blog

4. They say that despite the pressure they would still join PPBM. And they would attempt to get more Bumiputeras including UMNO members to join PPBM.

5. The struggle to them means the willingness to face hurdles. The struggle is meaningless if it is just a walk in the park.

I am quite perplexed by this statement.  Do people who want to join Pribumi actually make prior announcement to UMNO that they would be joining Pribumi?  Or would they just fill in the membership form and submit to Pribumi without bothering to inform UMNO?

As far as my memory serves me, not one person has ever announced his or her joining another political party unless it is arranged by the receiving party for publicity.  And likewise when the situation is reversed.  So, why would there be threats and so on if no one knows of their intention?

Not Being Given BR1M

In my opinion, it is the Pribumis who should not complain about not receiving BR1M.  The reason for this is that according to another Pribumi named Mahathir, the rakyat should not rely too much on handouts from the government. Mahathir also said it would be a big mistake for the government to assume that it would get the support of the BR1M recipients just by giving the the handouts.  Therefore, the Pribumis should not complain to Mahathir about the possibility of being removed from the BR1M recipients list.

In reality, millions of Opposition supporters continue to form lines just to collect BR1M handouts. Students continue to enjoy their scholarships despite going on the street to demonstrate against the oppressive government that continues to give them monthly scholarship money.  And perhaps about 50 percent of civil servants who support the Opposition still continue to go to work and none have lost their job or got demoted for doing so.

And many merit-less Bumiputera contractors still get government contracts despite supporting the Opposition.

Expulsion From UMNO

This is the other reason for me to laugh out loud. If you are already a Pribumi, why bother about being expelled from UMNO?  You cannot have the cake and eat it too!

6. Verily Najib is also desperate to break my spirit. Not only have my police escorts been withdrawn but now even my officers and cooks are being transferred. All my associates are being harrassed and threatened by the Inland Revenue Board especially those who have businesses. If all taxes have been paid there will be additional taxes imposed on them.

For those uninformed, the Office of Tun Dr Mahathir is under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department.  This means, the administration, staffing, budget and others come under the administration of the Prime Minister’s Department.  In short, the salaries of the staff of the Office of Tun Dr Mahathir come from the Prime Minister’s Department.

Who is the Prime Minister? (CLUE: HE IS NOT A KUTTY)

Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri
Among the agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department (see No.49)

Isn’t it the prerogative of the Prime Minister’s Department to transfer in or out, any personnel from any of the agencies under its purview, also accord, reduce or withdraw any privileges given using the budget of the Prime Minister’s Department?

There is an old adage: don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Even if there are Mahathir’s associates who are being harrassed by the Inland Revenue Board it could mean that previously they were only paying so much in the form of sales and services tax (SST) when under Mahathir and could no longer under-declare their earnings and have to pay higher taxes under the Goods and Services tax (GST) scheme introduced under Najib.  All those who used to cheat the government and the rakyat of their earnings previously are now caught with their pants down!

7. Proton people are not allowed to speak to me, and my business associates are not allowed to approach Proton. It is Najib’s intention that Proton goes bankrupt and can be sold to foreigners for cheap.

8. My name can no longer be associated with Proton. Proton will be sold 100% to foreigners so the nationa car industry would be decimated. Only imported cars will be allowed to be sold in Malaysia. Nothing that I started will be allowed to exist. Let the local industries fail as long as Najib is satisfied.

Proton.  A company that was set up in 1983 to start the national automobile industry.

After 33 years and 2.8 jmillion cars sold, Proton is still a non-government-linked company that still needs the assistance of the government even with the protectionist policy that the government had set.  For 33 years the government has given Proton RM13.9 billion assistance in the form of grants and forgone taxes just to assist Proton to become independent .  Yet, due to porr management decisions, the sale of Proton-made cars dropped from approximately 215,000 in 2011 to 102,175 in 2015 – an average sale of 8,514 units per month.  At the end of March 2016 Proton still had about 30,000 units of cars lying idle and unsold!

With that, Proton once again asked for assistance from the government led by Najib Razak so that 12,000 Proton employees and 50,000 employees of the various Proton vendor companies do not lose their job.  In your opinion, is it right for the government to use taxpayers’ money (using the favourite Opposition catchphrase) to assist a handicapped company?

Well, in the end Najib Razak’s oppressive government agreed to help Proton for the sake of the 62,000 odd direct and indirect employees by giving a RM1.5 billion soft loan.

And who is the owner amongst owners of this severely handicapped company that has no shame asking for help from Najib Razak’s oppressive government?

Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
List of owners of Proton Holdings Berhad

Which Bangladeshi is that whose name is at the top of the list who said that his name can no longer be associated with Proton but got the RM1.5 billion injection from Najib Razak’s oppressive government?  Does it make sense for the government to pump in more money into Proton just to kill it?  Why bother spend even a single Sen if you do not want it to work out?  And how can he say that Proton people are not allowed to speak to him?  Isn’t he one of the owners?

…and businessmen associated with me can no longer do business with Proton…

By this statement, is this a form of admission that Mahathir has been giving his cronies contracts from Proton?  Does this have any role in making this company severely handicapped?

9. Verily, many Malaysian are afraid of trouncing by Najib’s government. This is Najib’s democracy.

10. I will not give up and I believe Malaysians have the will to topple Najib’s iron fist government. They are not afraid. The more the pressure the more the hatred they have for Najib and his government. All are ashamed of the P.M. who has been accused and believed by the whole world to have siphoned billions of the rakyat’s money.

11. The rakyat and I are aware of the intention of the new security law. It is not about foreign terrorism because we have adequate laws for that. Its intention is to break the struggle against Najib.

12. This law that was never assented to by the Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers  accords Najib the power to declare security areas and with that anyone could be held in detention without trial. This is worse than the ISA.

13. If anyone is killed, be it a member of the security forces or the civilian, there will not be any inquest (a magistrate’s examination into the cause of death) held. And family of the deceased will not be able to bring the matter to the courts to seek justice.

14. Actually laws like this cannot be passed without the signature of the SPB Yang diPertuan Agong. But Najib is not one who cares for the law or its regulations. He is the PM and believes that he has immunity from prosecution. His pet the Attorney-General will make sure of that.

15. These are all signs that there is no more democracy in Malaysia. There is only an iron-fisted rule, a dictatorship.

16. The rakyat will protest the destruction of democracy in this beloved nation through a legal process. InsyaAllah the rakyat’s determination will see to the end of Najib’s wrong-doings.

The National Security Council Act that was recently passed was drafted to enable all assets under the various government agencies to be unified under one command that is the National Security Council. It is not just for use in response to terrorist acts but also in times of disasters.  We have seen how poor the inter-agencies coordination was during the floods of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.  The main reason for this weakness was the absence of a unified command to coordinate efforts using assets of the various government agencies.

The power to declare security areas is not something new.  Under Section 31 of the Police Act, 1967, designated police officers have the power to instruct any person to stay indoors while Section 3(1) Public Order (Preservation) Act, 1958, gives the power to the Minister of Home Affairs to declare whichever area that in the view of the Minister should be declared as a security area.  However, Section 18 of the National Security Council Act, 2016 gives this power to the Prime Minister and no longer the Minister of Home Affairs to declare security areas AS ADVISED BY THE COUNCIL.  This means that the Prime Minister CANNOT declare any security area unilaterally.  Is this not better than ONE person making all the decisions without weighing all the inputs from practitioners who are more well-versed in the matters of national security?

Do not equate the power to declare security areas to the power to declare an emergency which remains the power of the Yang DiPertuan Agong, not the Prime Minister’s, nor is it the power of the National Security Council.

And Mahathir should not pay dumb – he is the person who destroyed democracy; even the powers of the Yang DiPertuan Agong to pass or not a bill of law was removed by him and caused the bills that affect other than the power to declare an emergency, the Institution of the Rulers, the position of the Bumiputera and Bahasa Malaysia, to pass without having been assented by the Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Mahathir should realise, he is living in sunset. Enough of lies.


(This post is a translation of a previous post – Pentadbiran Cuckoo Mahathir)

Pentadbiran Cuckoo Mahathir

...dan gila...
…dan gila…
Pandai buat lawak juga Mahathir dalam posting beliau terkini bertajuk ‘Pentadbiran Kuku Besi‘.  Beliau menulis seolah-olah beliau tidak langsung berlaku kejam semasa mentadbir sebagai Perdana Menteri selama 22 tahun lamanya.  Beliau beruntung talian Internet secara komersil hanya mula diperkenalkan kepada umum pada pertengahan tahun 1990an manakala Google yang sebelum itu menumpang domain stanford.edu hanya mula secara besar-besaran pada 4hb September 1998, dua hari selepas Anwar Ibrahim dipecat dari semua jawatan kerajaan dan dari parti UMNO.  Tidak ramai yang kini berusia 35 tahun ke bawah ingat akan pemerintahan cara kuku besi yang telah diamalkan oleh Mahathir.

Apa yang telah ditulis Mahathir kali ini?

1. Semasa menerima borang untuk jadi ahli Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, ada yang menyatakan mereka menerima ugutan dari parti UMNO dan Kerajaan Najib.

2. Bermacam jenis ugutan dibuat termasuk tidak akan memberi BR1M, disingkir dari UMNO, atau lucut jawatan dalam Kerajaan dan agensi-agensinya, tidak diberi kontrak, biasiswa tidak akan diberi dan akan ditarik balik dan sebagainya, bank akan tuntut hutang lebih awal dan akan tolak permohonan.

3. Tetapi mereka masih sanggup didera seperti ini kerana kepercayaan bahawa akhirnya, dengan penyertaan mereka dalam PPBM dan mengundi baginya dalam PRU14, nikmat berkali ganda akan diperolehi oleh negara dan diri mereka juga.

“Rasa Utara” Sebuah jaringan restoran yang menghidangkan makanan-makanan Utara yang tidak lagi menimbulkan selera saya untuk makan di situ, kini banyak mempunyai iklan di blog Mahathir

4. Mereka menyatakan bahawa tekanan terhadap mereka tidak akan berjaya menghalang mereka dari menyertai PPBM. Dan mereka berusaha mendapat bumiputra lain termasuk ahli UMNO supaya menyertai PPBM.

5. Perjuangan bagi mereka bermakna kesanggupan mengatasi sebarang rintangan. Perjuangan tidak bermakna jika jalan ke arah matlamat terbuka luas dan ditabur dengan bunga mawar sepanjangnya.

Saya agak hairan dengan kenyataan ini.  Adakah mereka-mereka yang menyertai Parti Pribumi untuk menjadi orang Pribumi ini membuat pengumuman kepada UMNO bahawa mereka akan pergi mengambil borang Parti Pribumi?  Atau adakah mereka akan terus sahaja mengambil borang, mengisinya dan menyerahkan borang permohonan tersebut tanpa perlu mengisytiharkan keluar parti UMNO?

Seingat saya tidak ada satu orang pun yang pernah keluar UMNO umumkan hasrat untuk keluar UMNO sebelum menyertai lain-lain parti politik melainkan untuk tujuan publisiti yang diuruskan oleh parti pembangkang yang menerima bekas ahli-ahli UMNO tersebut.  Begitu juga yang tinggalkan parti pembangkang untuk menyertai mana-mana parti Barisan Nasional.  Maka, apakah timbul cerita berlakunya ugutan itu dan ini?

Tidak Akan Diberi BR1M

Saya rasa, orang Pribumilah yang sepatutnya tidak mengadu dipinggirkan dari menerima BR1M.  Ini adalah kerana menurut Mahathir yang juga merupakan orang Pribumi, rakyat tidak sepatutnya terlalu bergantung kepada bantuan daripada Kerajaan. Mahathir juga berkata pemberian BR1M adalah satu kesilapan kerana jika diberi BR1M pun, ianya tidak dapat membeli sokongan penerima.  Maka, pada pendapat saya tidak perlulah orang yang jadi orang Pribumi ini bersungut mengenai kemunginan tidak mendapat pemberian BR1M.

Hakikatnya, setiap tahun berjuta penyokong serta para ahli parti pembangkang yang menerima BR1M tanpa sebarang sekatan. Ramai penerima biasiswa yang masih menerima biasiswa walaupun turun ke jalan untuk berdemonstrasi menentang Kerajaan zalim yang memberi mereka biasiswa.  Mungkin juga lebih 50 peratus kakitangan kerajaan yang menyokong parti-parti pembangkang masih mempunyai pekerjaan dan tidak ada seorang pun yang dibuang kerja.

Dan masih juga ramai kontraktor Bumiputera yang mendapat kontrak walaupun menyokong parti pembangkang.

Disingkir Dari UMNO

Ini satu lagi sebab kenapa saya katakan Mahathir menulis lawak jenaka. Kalau dah nak jadi orang Pribumi, buat apa nak dikisahkan lagi keahlian dalam parti UMNO?  Takkanlah rindukan UMNO tetapi nak jadi makhluk Pribumi juga?

6. Sesungguhnya Najib amat terdesak untuk melemahkan semangat saya juga. Bukan sahaja escort motosikal polis ditarik balik tetapi pegawai saya dan tukang masak saya pun hendak ditukar. Semua kenalan saya diganggu dengan menghantar jabatan hasil dalam negeri untuk ugut terutama mereka yang berniaga. Jikalau semua cukai sudah dibayar pun cukai tambahan dikenakan.

Untuk yang tiada pengetahuan, Pejabat Mahathir adalah di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri.  Ini bermakna segala pengurusan, kakitangan, kewangan dan lain-lain adalah di bawah kelolaan Pejabat Perdana Menteri.  Pendek kata, para pekerja serta gaji para pekerja di Pejabat Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adalah di bawah kelolaan Pejabat Perdana Menteri.

Siapa Perdana Menteri? (PETUNJUK: BELIAU BUKAN BERDARAH KUTTY)

Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri
Antara agensi-agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri (lihat No.49)
Bukankah menjadi hak Jabatan Perdana Menteri untuk membuat pertukaran kakitangan di mana-mana agensi di bawah kelolaannya, juga memberi, mengurangkan atau menarik balik apa jua keistimewaan yang diberikan menggunakan bajet Jabatan Perdana Menteri?

Kata orang tua-tua, tak mengenang budi jika kita maki hamun orang yang memberi kita makan.

Kalau ada pun kenalan Mahathir yang diganggu Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri mungkin juga sebab selama ini mereka menipu cukai kerajaan semasa SST dilaksanakan dan kini tidak boleh lari dari cukai GST.

7. Orang-orang Proton tidak dibenar bercakap dengan saya, dan peniaga kenalan saya tidak dibenar mengadakan business dengan Proton. Tujuan Najib ialah supaya Proton bankrap dan boleh dijual dengan murah.

8. Nama saya tidak boleh dikait dengan Proton. Proton hendaklah dijual kepada orang asing 100% supaya industri kereta nasional dihapuskan. Hanya kereta import sahaja yang boleh dijual di Malaysia. Jangan ada apa-apa yang dimula oleh saya. Biar hancur industri tempatan asalkan Najib puas hati.

Proton.  Sebuah syarikat yang telah diwujudkan pada tahun 1983 untuk menjadikan impian sebuah perusahaan automobil nasional berjaya.

Setelah 33 tahun dan 2.8 juta kereta terjual, Proton masih lagi merupakan sebuah syarikat bukan milik kerajaan yang perlu ditongkatkan oleh kerajaan walaupun telah diberi perlindungan perdagangan melalui polisi kerajaan.  Sebanyak RM13.9 billion telah diberikan kepada Proton termasuk dalam bentuk geran dan pelupusan cukai telah diberikan oleh kerajaan untuk membantu syarikat tersebut berdikari.  Namun, akibat pengurusan yang tidak cekap, jualan kereta buatan Proton telah jatuh dari lebih kurang 215,000 buat kereta pada tahun 2011 kepada 102,175 buah kereta pada tahun 2015 – purata sebanyak 8,514 kereta yang dijual sebulan.  Pada penghujung bulan Mac 2016 Proton masih mempunyai 30,000 buah kereta yang tidak terjual!

Dengan itu, Proton sekali lagi memohon bantuan daripada kerajaan yang dipimpin oleh Najib Razak supaya 12,000 para pekerja Proton dan 50,000 orang pekerja syarikat-syarikat pembekal komponen Proton tidak kehilangan mata pencarian.  Pada pandangan anda, adakah wajar kerajaan menggunakan wang pembayar cukai (menggunakan istilah yang sering digunakan oleh pembangkang) untuk menyelamatkan sebuah syarikat yang sakit?

Mahu tidak mahu, kerajaan yang zalim itu jugalah yang kesiankan keluarga seramai 62,000 orang yang berkaitan dengan Proton dan beri sebanyak RM1.5 billion lagi pinjaman mudah kepada Proton.

Dan siapakah para pemilik syarikat Proton yang tidak segan-silu memohon bantuan kerajaan (wang rakyat) akibat kelemahan mereka sendiri?

Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
Senarai para pemilik Proton Holdings Berhad
Bangla mana punya nama teratas dalam senarai tu yang kata nama beliau tidak boleh dikaitkan dengan Proton tapi tetap dapat bantuan pinjaman mudah RM1.5 billion dari kerajaan Najib Razak yang zalim itu?  Adakah masuk akal kerajaan memberi bantuan pinjaman kepada Proton jika tujuannya adalah untuk menghancurkan Proton?  Kalau nak dihancurkan Proton, buat apa nak beri walau satu Sen pun?  Macam mana dia boleh kata orang-orang Proton tidak dibenarkan bercakap dengannya? Dia salah seorang pemilik Proton, kan?

dan peniaga kenalan saya tidak dibenar mengadakan business dengan Proton…

Dengan kenyataan di atas, adakah Mahathir kini membuat pengakuan bahawa beliau memberi kroni-kroni beliau kontrak Proton, dan adakah ini juga menyumbang kepada kerugian yang dialami Proton setelah 33 tahun kewujudannya?

9. Sesungguhnya ramai juga orang Malaysia yang takut didera oleh Kerajaan Najib. Itulah demokrasi Najib.

10. Saya tidak putus asa dan saya percaya rakyat Malaysia akan terus memiliki semangat juang untuk jatuhkan Kerajaan kuku besi Najib. Mereka tidak takut. Lebih kuat tekanan lebih bencilah mereka terhadap Najib dan Kerajaannya. Semua mereka malu dan tidak ingin melihat negara tercinta ini memiliki seorang P.M. yang dituduh dan dipercayai oleh seluruh dunia telah lesap (curi) berbilion duit rakyat.

11. Saya sedar dan rakyat juga sedar akan tujuan undang-undang baru berkenaan sekuriti. Ia bukan untuk pengganas asing kerana undang-undang sedia ada sudah mencukupi. Ia bertujuan mematah semangat dan memberhentikan sebarang protes terhadap Najib.

12. Undang-undang ini yang tidak direstui oleh YDP Agong dan Raja-Raja Melayu memberi kuasa kepada Najib mengisytihar kawasan sekuriti dan dengan itu sesiapa sahaja boleh di masuk dalam tahanan tanpa dibicara. Ini lebih buruk dari ISA.

13. Jika sesiapa terbunuh atau dibunuh, samada anggota keselamatan atau orang awam, tidak ada inquest (pemeriksaan oleh majistret berkenaan sebab-sebab kematian) yang akan diadakan. Dan keluarga simati tidak boleh bawa kes ke mahkamah untuk mendapat keadilan.

14. Sebenarnya undang-undang seperti ini tidak boleh disahkan tanpa tandatangan SPB Yang diPertuan Agong. Tetapi Najib tidak peduli kepada undang-undang atau aturan-peraturan. Ia PM dan ia percaya sebarang pencabulan undang-undang olehnya tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah. Pendakwarayanya jinak akan halang.

15. Semua ini menjadi tanda bahawa demokrasi sudah tidak ada lagi di Malaysia. Yang ada hanyalah pemerintahan kuku besi, pemerintahan diktator.

16. Rakyat akan membantah penghapusan demokrasi di negara tercinta ini melalui proses yang halal. InsyaAllah ketegasan rakyat akan akhirnya menamat salah laku Najib.

Akta Majlis Keselamatan Negara yang diluluskan baru-baru ini digubal untuk membolehkan penggembelingan sumber agensi-agensi kerajaan di bawah satu entiti iaitu Majlis Keselamatan Negara. Ia bukan sahaja bertujuan untuk digunakan semasa serangan ataupun untuk menghalang serangan pengganas tetapi juga semasa keadaan kecemasan bencana dan sebagainya.  Kita telah lihat betapa lemahnya koordinasi agensi-agensi kerajaan semasa banjir besar di Kelantan, Terengganu dan Pahang pada penghujung tahun 2014.  Sebab utama kelemahan tersebut adalah disebabkan tidak ada penyatuan pemerintahan untuk menggerakkan agensi-agensi kerajaan di bawah satu pemerintahan.

Kuasa pengisytiharaan sesuatu kawasan sekuriti (keselamatan) itu bukan suatu perkara baharu.  Di bawah Seksyen 31 Akta Polis, 1967 kuasa diberikan kepada pegawai Polis tertentu untuk memerintahkan orang awam untuk berkurung di dalam rumah manakala Seksyen 3(1) Akta Ketenteraman Awam (Pemeliharaan), 1958, memberikan Menteri Dalam Negeri kuasa untuk mengisytiharkan mana-mana kawasan yang difikirkan oleh Menteri tersebut sebagai kawasan sekuriti (keselamatan).  Seksyen 18 Akta Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2016 memberi kuasa ini kepada Perdana Menteri dan bukan lagi Menteri Dalam Negeri untuk membuat pengisytiharaan SETELAH DISYORKAN OLEH AHLI-AHLI MAJLIS KESELAMATAN DALAM NEGERI.  Ini bermakna Perdana Menteri TIDAK BOLEH mengisytiharkan mana-mana kawasan sebagai kawasan keselamatan sekiranya tidak mendapat syor daripada MKN.  Maka ini adalah lebih baik daripada hanya seorang Menteri Dalam Negeri membuat pengisytiharaan tanpa mengambil kira pendapat mana-mana orang yang lain yang lebih arif mengenai keselamatan dalam negeri?

Pengisytiharaan kawasan keselamatan jangan disamakan dengan pengsiytiharaan darurat yang merupakan kuasa yang masih dipunyai oleh Yang DiPertuan Agong, bukan Perdana Menteri, dan bukan juga Majlis Keselamatan Negara.

Dan Mahathir jangan buat-buat lupa – beliaulah bertanggungjawab memusnahkan bukan sahaja demokrasi, malah kuasa Yang DiPertuan Agong untuk tidak meluluskan sesuatu rang undang-undang juga dihapuskan oleh beliau yang menyebabkan rang undang-undang selain rang undang-undang yang melibatkan hal ehwal pengistiharaan darurat, kuasa Raja-Raja, kedudukan Bumiputera dan Bahasa Malaysia, boleh diluluskan walaupun tidak mendapat persetujuan Yang DiPertuan Agong terlebih dahulu.

Sedarlah sikit usia dah lanjut, Mahathir. Cukup-cukuplah membohong.

Constitutionally Speaking

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The Opposition (DAP, BERSIH, Pribumi) is just recycling old issues.  No matter if the issue raised had been clarified or debunked countless times before.  I did not include PAN in the parentheses because it would be ridiculous in my opinion to even consider it a political party given the cartoon characters that fills its ranks.  Not even BERSIH’s convoy in Penang could garner more than 50 supporters to join its convoy in that staunch Opposition state!  A sign of times, perhaps?  Issues like 1MDB is being played over and over again, especially by Mahathir’s Das Schwarze Korps but hardly gained any traction as people are bored of the same story being played repeatedly with goalposts changed to suit the message they try to send.

So, what should they do next?

Enter His Majesty Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Mahathir's Das Schwarze Korps creating a perception that the YDP Agong has the power to dismiss the Prime Minister
Mahathir’s Das Schwarze Korps creating a perception that the YDP Agong has the power to dismiss the Prime Minister

Before the independence of Malaya in August 1957, there were three parties to the discussion on the subject of the independence.  They were the Malay Rulers of the Federated and Unfederated Malay States; the British who, by virtue of treaties signed with the Malay Rulers, helped administer their respective state; and the Alliance party (UMNO, MCA and MIC) who, by virtue of winning all but one seat in the 1955 General Elections was the de facto voice of the people of Malaya.  Save for Pulau Pinang and Melaka, the rest of the states in Malaya were NOT colonies of Great Britain.  Therefore, the discussion was about the transfer of administrative powers from the representatives of the Malay Rulers (the British) to a government formed through the elections by the people of Malaya.  31st August 1957 was an independence from feudalism, not colonialism. (Read SeaDemon: The Road to Merdeka – Whom Did the British Prefer?, 17 September 2011)

You must understand that while the Rulers retain some of their functions, the government is run by those elected by the rakyat. This was done to ensure that democracy in then-Malaya was not to do away with the Malay Rulers.  Therefore, Mahathir’s attempt to get the Rulers Institution to dismiss Najib Razak for someone else as the Prime Minister, there is nothing that any of the Rulers could democratically do.  The Rulers, although above the law, are not above the Federal Constitution.  Like with the British advisors, there is virtually nothing that the Rulers could do without the advise of the Prime Minister or the Menteris Besar to affect the state or Federal administration except in a few circumstances.

Article 43(2) of the Federal Constitution states that:

2) The Cabinet shall be appointed as follows, that is to say:

(a) The Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall first appoint as Perdana Menteri (Prime Minister) to preside over the Cabinet a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House; and

(b) He shall on the advice of the Prime Minister appoint other Menteri (Ministers) from among the members of either House of Parliament

What it says here is in order to have a functioning government, the Yang DiPertuan Agong would have to first appoint a Prime Minister who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the Dewan Rakyat members. The term ‘who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House‘ here is critically important and we shall visit this aspect later.  This term and Article must be read together with Article 40(2) of the Federal Constitution that says:

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong may act in his discretion in the performance of the following functions, that is to say:

(a) the appointment of a Prime Minister;

(b) the withholding of consent to a request for the dissolution of Parliament;

What it means according to Article 40(2) of the Federal Constitution is that the Yang DiPertuan Agong has the discretionary power to appoint the Prime Minister subject to his own discretion but limited to the ambit of Article 43(2) of the same.  In Article 43(5) states that only Ministers can be dismissed by the Yang DiPertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister:

Subject to Clause (4), Ministers other than the Prime Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, unless the appointment of any Minister shall have been revoked by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister but any Minister may resign his office.

In Teh Chang Poh vs PP (1979 – 1 MLJ 50) William John Kenneth Diplock (Lord Diplock) opined the following:

Although this, like other powers under the Constitution, is conferred nominally upon the Yang di-Pertuan Agong by virtue of his office as the Supreme Head of the Federation and is expressed to be exercisable if he is satisfied of a particular matter, his functions are those of a constitutional monarch and except on matters that do not concern the instant appeal, he does not exercise any of his functions under the Constitution on his own initiative but is required by Article 40(1) to act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet. So when one finds in the Constitution itself or in a Federal law powers conferred upon the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that are expressed to be exercisable if he is of opinion or is satisfied that a particular state of affair exists or that particular action is necessary, the reference to his opinion or satisfaction is in reality a reference to the collective opinion or satisfaction of the members of the Cabinet, or the opinion or satisfaction of a particular Minister to whom the Cabinet have delegated their authority to give advice upon the matter in question.

Therefore, Constitutionally-speaking, the Prime Minister can only be replaced in only two circumstances:

  1. when the Prime Minister loses the majority of support of the members of the Dewan Rakyat (therefore the appointment of a new one would have to be based on the judgment of His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agong that has the most majority support of the Dewan, or,
  2. A General Election causes the Prime Minister to lose his parliamentary seat, and His Majesty would have to appoint one before appointing a Cabinet as prescribed in Article 43(2)(a).

The Yang DiPertuan Agong therefore cannot act ultra vires.

So, why is Mahathir’s Schwarze Korps so eager in pushing the idea of the Rulers Institution being able to remove a Prime Minister?

The answer is: propaganda that only zombies would accept at face value.

Just like the 1MDB issue where Schwarze Dummkopf A Kadir Jasin et al are saying that the investigation into the case has stopped altogether, whereas the Inspector-General of Police had announced on 19 August 2016 that the investigation into the 1MDB issue has entered its second phase!

I guess Mahathir’s interest in ousting Najib Razak is just so one of his Pribumis could be appointed as the Prime Minister. For that reason he is trying to make a pact with Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR. He knows that his lie about the powers of the Agong to remove Najib Razak will soon be debunked, and that it is just noise – no substance.  Therefore, he would need to work with PKR, DAP and jumpers from the BN to oust Najib Razak in accordance with Article 43(2)(a).

However, despite declaring that Muhyiddin would become the Prime Minister if the Opposition wins, we all know that the protem President of Parti Pribumi would never make it as the Prime Minister.  Muhyiddin has far too many baggages that would be easy to pick on.  His son Mukhriz is the favourite contender. He said so HERE.

Mahathir's confession that he wants his son Mukhriz to become the PM instead of Muhyiddin
Mahathir’s confession that he wants his son Mukhriz to become the PM instead of Muhyiddin

Well Muhyiddin, you have been had!

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JOSEPH PAIRIN KITINGAN / KOTA KINABALU
Pic courtesy of NSTP/Datu Ruslan Sulai

Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan knows very well what Mahathir would do to those he hates.  He experienced that first hand in 1990 when Mahathir went all out to try depose him as Chief Minister. Pairin was Chief Minister of Sabah from 1984 to 1995.

Speaking to reporters after receiving a courtesy visit from the Kadazandusun Cultural Association Youth Council yesterday Pairin said that when Mahathir is a ‘political animal’ who, when he does not like a person, would go all out (to get the person out of his way).

Therefore, it comes as no surprise to Pairin when Mahathir would form a new party and work with his enemies just to try force Najib Razak out of office.

In politics, anything goes – wrote Awang Selamat, a pseudonym used for Utusan Malaysia’s editorials. And that includes trying to erase his dark past by working with DAP’s Lim Kit Siang whom he had put behind bars without trial during his tenure.  It was Mahathir whom had planted the idea that DAP is nothing less than the enemies of the Malays and what Malaysia stands for, in the mind of the Malay masses.  Equally disgusting is Lim Kit Siang whom had spent most of his life in DAP slandering Mahathir as being the most corrupted dictator, now seen being in the same bed with Mahathir.

Another person who would know Mahathir well is Tan Sri Musa Hitam, who was Mahathir’s deputy from 1981 to 1986. While he described Mahathir as “observant, innovative, and meticulous” he also used the words “authoritarian, contemptuous, and belligerent”.

In an article by The Star, Musa said Dr Mahathir could be pleasant and engaging at times, but would often come off as being disinterested in dialogue or debate.

“Discussion and debate were never the order of the day,” he wrote in his book ‘Frankly Speaking’ which was recently launched by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak.

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“Discussion and debate were never the order of the day.” – Musa Hitam describing Mahathir

In his book Musa wrote:

“Malaysia today is going through a difficult transition. Trying to establish a mature democracy after more than two decades of authoritarian rule is not easy. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the current, more open political system will continue. Malaysia would, in fact, find itself gripped by reactionary forces that even now are advocating policies and practices that – if adopted – would eventually result in the country becoming a failed state.”

This was echoed by the former Grand Mufti of Jordan, Professor Dr Amin Mohammad Sallam al-Manasyeh in an interview with the portal MalaysiaGazette. “I am of the opinion that if Allah gives him (Najib) time, he will continue to develop and position Malaysia as the best country in the world. That’s what I think about him,” he said in the interview.

I, too, had doubts about Najib Razak’s ability to do well as the leader of this country.  Up until April of 2015 at least, I and like-minded friends did not think that he would last in the face of relentless acrid attacks by Mahathir. By May, Mahathir faltered and changed goalposts several times while Najib Razak stood firm, unwilling to budge even a bit.  Most of us saw that the light shone by Najib in the tunnel of lies made by his detractors is far brighter than the one shone by Mahathir.  And this year, Mahathir received multiple slaps first in the form of the resignation of his son Mukhriz as the Menteri Besar after being told by the Council of Regent of Kedah that he had lost majority support of the State Assembly.  This was followed by his own resignation from UMNO. Then came the hattrick wins in Sarawak, Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar elections where, despite Mahathir’s claims, Barisan Nasional still won. And then he was conned by his own people for faking more than half a million signatures of people reportedly in support of his ‘Save Malaysia’ declaration.

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Mukhriz, seen here with Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Chairman of the Council of Regent of Kedah (right), and council member Tan Sri Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani, leaving the Wisma Darul Aman after a meeting with the Council of Regent.

One would think that at 91, Mahathir would take it slow and call it a day.  Well, that is not Mahathir. In the end he sets up another political party called Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) where Najib’s former deputy Muhyiddin Yassin becomes the pro-tem President, and his son Mukhriz the pro-tem Treasurer.  And where is Mahathir in this party? He positions himself as Lim Kit Siang has – the Puppet Master.  Despite being a political giant, Muhyiddin has all but lost support in Pagoh and Muar.  Many Johoreans still remember him for his sins committed against the Malays. He would now have to find another seat to contest in.  Otherwise his political career is as good as over.

Admitted to the National Heart Institute for medical complications the day his party’s registration form was submitted to the Registrar of Societies, Mahathir’s first act upon being ill was to post a blog article attacking Najib, not taking care of his health or coming to a realisation that his days as a mortal are numbered, and that instead of creating more sins, he should repent. No, things like that never seem important to Mahathir. And neither would the parasites who call themselves “his advisers” advise the old man to slow down. Instead, they feed his anger, and he in turn feeds them for making him angry. And Mahathir should remember that whenever he, the authoritarian, gets angry, he loses support.  Zuraidah Ibrahim aptly puts it in the South China Morning Post:

Instead of departing on his terms, as he did in 2003, he may now find himself leaving the scene a loser.

For Najib Razak, it is business as usual. As in the old adage wrongly attributed to Thomas Jefferson:

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

And like a rock does he stand.