Today is a historic day for the Malaysian Indian community. The man who for 22 years of his life did nothing to help alleviate their socio-economic status has finally sought help, in the most famous phrase, like from one Indian to another Indian.
After the meeting, HINDRAF chairman P. Waythamoorthy expressed confidence in delivering Indian votes to help Pakatan in GE14.
Of course the Kampung Buah Pala issue has been forgotten and forgiven by Waytha. Let us also look at several other Indian-related issues that Waytha had raised when questioning about Mahathir’s ability to lead Pakatan just a year ago this month.
Last year, Waytha said the displacement of the estate workers was rampant during Mahathir’s leadership and he failed to provide socio-economic reliefs to the 800,000 Indians displaced from the estates.
He ordered the City Councils to demolish the Hindu temples and Hindu grave yards which existed for almost 150 years in the estates.
Also according to Waytha it was Mahathir who caused the serious rise in discrimination against the Non- Malays which has caused racism to be entrenched in the administration of the government and yet he would stand next to Nelson Mandela to declare his anti-apartheid vehemence.
Mahathir’s arbitrary arrests and detentions of many political opponents under the ISA and Official Secrets Act on many occasions especially for his own political survival how he would hone to perfection and use a gamut of archaic repressive laws.
Waytha added that Mahathir’s arrests besides politicians were environmentalists, consumer association spokesmen and also caused the suspension of publication of The Star, The Sunday Star, Watan, Sin Chew Jit Poh under Operasi Lalang.
His interference in the Malaysian Judiciary saw the Chief Justice and several top Federal court judges suspended and sacked. The way he went about colluding with Justice Hamid Omar, a senior Federal Court Judge, tarnished the reputation and the integrity of the judiciary till this day.
In March 1988, he made constitutional amendments to Article 121 and Article 145 which effectively took away the power of the judiciary that was embedded in the constitution and handed it over to Parliament through statutes. The power of judicial review too was removed. Hence he virtually modified the separation of powers where Judiciary was stripped of its independence and power overnight.
Mahathir banned various independent foreign journalists and has records of charging them with various offences.
Yes, Mahathir did all that according to Waytha. And it was just a year ago this month that Waytha was mad at Mahathir for using the term ‘Keling‘ as an inference to the Indians.
Waytha warned Malaysians about Mahathir’s intentions (of making a political comeback):
Politics is more than the eyes could see and the mind could perceive. Should one support him blindly for the sake of removing the present premier and replacing him with another. Politics is a strange and dangerous game.
Waytha must have said millions other things about Mahathir but all has been forgotten in just one meet – in the name of power.
Hopefully Malaysians especially the Indians see how HINDRAF has now gone Waytha out of line.
Maria China Abdullah, the Grand Ah-So of BERSIH, has spoken out against the silence of the country’s leaders on the recent political violence involving solely Parti Pemecah Belah Melayu (PPBM) members.
She said that this is the first time that Malaysia is experiencing such political violence because the country’s leadership refuses to say anything. She also added that the Inspector-General of Police and the Home Minister must take a drastic stand to stop political violence.
My guess is this somewhat non-halal Khadijah binti Khuwaylid wanna-be is the kind of mother who would blame the teachers at a PTA meeting for her children’s unruly behaviour and expects the teachers to bring her children up while she spends her time doing her nails and playing Candy Crush.
And I don’t know when, in recent times, did she get off the steamship from England (she was born in England in 1956) that she does not know the history of political violence in Malaysia. Maybe I ought to share with her some of my writings to show who has been advocating political violence and is now using others to do so for him.
Less than two years before the 13 May 1969 tragedy happened, a Hartal protest in Pulau Pinang ended up as a racial clash that saw 27 dead and 137 people injured.
Last weekend’s violence at the EVERYTHING TUN HIDE event organised by PPBM erupted when PPBM members themselves started throwing chairs at Wan Muhammad Ashraf Nasjamuddin, PPBM Shah Alam’s Logistics and Security Chief to prevent him from asking Mahathir any question. Prior to Wan Muhammad Ashraf, Taufik Abas who is a former PPBM AMANDA’s exco asked Mahathir about his involvement and thoughts on the Memali massacre that had occured during Mahathir’s premiership.
Wan Muhammad Ashraf said it was supposed to be his turn to ask a question after Taufik Abas, who had asked Tun about Memali. But before he got a chance to, a chair was flung towards him and landed right in front of him. Another steel chair was also thrown towards him from an upper floor by an organising committee member.
“The chairs were not aimed at Tun at all, as Tun was seated far away. I believe this was a tactic to prevent me from directing questions to Tun Dr Mahathir,” he told reporters.
You can see the video of the chair-throwing incident here and judge for yourself:
Remember how the PKR party elections in Selangor in 2014 ended?
And what about the PKR Kota Raja election? Was BN involved too?
But of course, Maria China Abdullah puts the onus on others to stop the violent acts. Since when is the police or the government responsible for stopping people from becoming violent? Are they untrained animals who cannot think for themselves that they need cattle prods to keep them in check?
Or would Maria China Abdullah like to return to the days of Mahathir where the police was given powers to make pre-emptive actions to stop violence and lock people away without any chance of a fair trial?
And see whose children are these who have been behaving in violent manner without any respect for the rule of law?
And if Maria China Abdullah would care to read the Peaceful Assembly Act, 2012, she would know that the responsibility to provide security and safety of gatherings lie on the organisers of the event, and not the police. Perhaps she would like the Federal Reserve Unit to be stationed inside the event hall and bludgeon the empty heads that are present whenever there is a hint of violence.
I don’t thin Maria China Abdullah is even fit to become a parent because she cannot control her own. She should just sit down at the Hou Keng Restaurant with PKR mongrel Tian Chua and have plates of Tomato Sauce Pork Chop Rice like the “Prophet’s Wife” her followers claim her to be.
So Maria China Abdullah, when are you going to ask the Opposition leaders to denounce political violence? Or do you still expect the police to wipe your arse after you crap?
If you notice the Pakatan parties, DAP in particular, has been crying foul every time things do not go their way. In the words of Parti Cinta Malaysia Deputy President Datuk Huan Cheng Guan, the DAP would “Kau Pek, Kau Bo” (Cry Father, Cry Mother) and seek cheap political mileage and sympathy.
When Teoh Beng Hock unfortunately fell and died at the MACC office in Shah Alam, they went to town blaming the MACC and Barisan Nasional for Beng Hock’s death, even though Beng Hock’s death puts both the MACC and the Barisan Nasional at a disadvantage because Beng Hock was being questioned over several corruption cases involving DAP officials.
But DAP’s cheap sympathy drive made twisted logic in the minds of its 16K-processor-brained supporters.
They even asked for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to be formed to try link the BN with Beng Hock’s death.
In today’s papers, PAS Deputy President Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has asked the government to form a RCI to look into the deadly Memali siege where, U-Turn Mahathir recently said the 14 PAS supporters and 4 policemen killed deserved to die.
In the 19 November 1985 tragedy, 200 policemen laid siege on the village and an assault later resulted in those deaths. Many believe that Home Minister and U-Turn Mahathir’s Deputy musa Hitam was framed and made a scapegoat when Mahathir denied being in Malaysia at the time of the incident. Just like his relationship with Anwar a decade later, Mahathir’s relationship with Musa then was at the bottom of the barrel.
Seronok melihat semangat patriotik rakyat Malaysia yang cintakan tanah air dan bangkit bersuara membantah penglibatan negara luar dalam projek-projek raksasa di Malaysia.
Aliran wang yang masuk dari negara luar dalam bentuk pinjaman mudah (soft loans) untuk membangunkan projek-projek ini adalah seolah-olah kerajaan pimpinan Dr Mahathir Mohamad lebih gemar menjual negara untuk meraih keuntungan tanpa mengambil kisah ancaman terhadap kedaulatan negara.
Di antara projek-projek yang dibina oleh orang asing termasuk KLCC Tower One, Port Dickson Power, Jimah Power Plant, PERWAJA, Bekalan Air Mentah Pahang-Selangor, Bekalan Air Pahang, Empangan Kenyir dan banyak lagi.
Malah Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (PROTON) adalah kereta Jepun (Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore) yang dipasangkan di Malaysia dan Mitsubishi memegang saham PROTON sehingga 2005.
Sejak “Dasar Pandang Ke Timur” kerajaan Mahathir, jumlah pinjaman kerajaan Mahathir daripada Jepun berjumlah 10 billion Yen (RM390 juta) pada tahun 1980an sahaja.
Pada tahun 1994, kerajaan Mahathir telah meminjam sebanyak 61.5 billion Yen (RM2.4 billion) untuk membina KLIA walaupun penyokong Mahathir menyatakan bahawa ekonomi negara berada dalam keadaan kukuh.
Beribu pekerja Jepun masuk ke Malaysia untuk bekerja, termasuk rakan saya Norikazu yang bertugas di projek KLIA hingga boleh berbahasa Malaysia dengan fasih berbanding penyokong DAP yang mengagungkan Mahathir dan mengaku rakyat Malaysia.
Mereka mendapatkan khidmat kereta terpakai dari seorang lagi rakan saya bernama Fujita yang dahulunya tinggal di Sri Petaling dan tidak menjalankan transaksi jual beli dengan orang tempatan.
Malah, Japanese lounge tumbuh dengan pesat menawarkan hiburan kepada para pekerja dari Jepun yang mana orang tempatan dilarang masuk. Ini termasuklah sebuah lounge bernama Kaede di Plaza See Hoy Chan di Kuala Lumpur.
Malah pada 6 Ogos 1998, Mahathir sekali lagi memohon pinjaman daripada Jepun sebanyak USD 1 billion (RM4.29 billion) atau USD 2 billion (RM8.58 billion) untuk menampan keadaan ekonomi yang meruncing walaupun penyokong beliau tetap mengatakan ekonomi negara tetap kukuh walaupun nilai Ringgit berbanding USD jatuh dari RM2.10 = USD1.00 di zaman Hussein Onn (1978) ke RM4.71 = USD1.00 pada tahun 1998.
Disebabkan kekukuhan ekonomi itulah Mahathir berpendapat adalah penting bagi negara yang dipimpinnya mempunyai jalinan dagangan dan kewangan (JUAL NEGARA) dengan Jepun.
Dasar Pandang Ke Timur Mahathir juga berjaya menghantar seramai 1,200 orang pelajar untuk melanjutkan pengajian di universiti-universiti Jepun. Daripada jumlah tersebut menurut Mustapa Mohamad yang ketika itu Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan hanya 12 orang menjadi usahawan yang berjaya. Di antara kejayaan dasar ini ialah pertumbuhan pesat pusat-pusat karaoke yang menambahkan lagi masalah sosial di kalangan remaja dan belia.
Dasar ini juga telah membawa penjajahan ekonomi oleh Jepun kerana di antara 1981-1986 sebanyak 37 buah syarikat Jepun telah membuka cawangan mereka di negara ini.
Pada 15 June 1998, pakar kewangan bernama Robert Zielinski (“Role Model From Hell” – Time, 15 June 1998) dasar ekonomi Mahathir dilihat sebagai bakal membawa Malaysia ke ambang kehancuran ekonomi kerana menggunakan dasar ekonomi Jepun sebagai titik rujukan. Namun Mahathir tidak mengambil kisah dengan amaran-amaran yang diberi.
Akibatnya, salah satu sebab Anwar Ibrahim dipecat dari jawatan dan parti adalah kerana tidak sehaluan dengan pandangan ekonomi Mahathir.
Begitulah penjajahan ekonomi dan minda Jepun ke atas Mahathir. Hinggakan dasar ekonomi ditiru dari sebuah negara yang hanya 36 tahun sebelum itu menamatkan penjajahan kejam ke atas Tanah Melayu.
Namun, ianya tidak dilihat sebagai penjajahan okeh Mahathir kerana hanya beliau sahaja yang betul dan tidak boleh orang lain.
Sebab itulah kini walaupun negara tidak meniru dasar ekonomi negara lain dalam mendapatkan pelaburan dan pinjaman dari luar, beliau meneriak berkata negara kini dijajah oleh China.
Maka wajib bagi kita membantah penjualan negara oleh Mahathir.
INTEGRITI tidak membawa apa-apa makna kepada Lim Kit Siang. Parasit raksasa ini hanyalah seekor parasit – binatang politik yang gemar mengambil kesempatan untuk hidup dengan memperkudakan apa jua yang boleh membuat beliau terus hidup dalam dunia politik demi kuasa dan cita-cita untuk menjadikan DAP kuasa politik unggul secara hakiki tanpa semestinya berada di tonggak kuasa.
Kalau dahulu Mahathir merupakan diktator yang zalim, perompak Bank Negara Malaysia, kini demi politik Mahathir dijadikan kaldai tunggangan beliau – maksum, suci dari segala dosa lampau.
Kita masih belum lupa betapa hipokritnya Lim Kit Siang berjabat tangan dengan Datuk Rohaizad Yaakob dari SPRM sebelum ini dengan harapan untuk memperkudakan SPRM dalam isu 1MDB. Siap menyeru kepada rakyat Malaysia untuk memberi sokongan kepada SPRM dalam siasatan mereka terhadap isu 1MDB. Lain pula pendiriannya kini.
Baru-baru ini dengan tertangkapnya Exco Pulau Pinang, Phee Boon Poh telah ditahan oleh SPRM dan direman kerana telah melakukan suatu perbuatan rasuah dengan menyalahguna kedudukan beliau sebagai seorang penjawat awam untuk memperoleh kepentingan untuk orang-orang lain.
Walaupun DAP yang meneraju pentadbiran kerajaan di Pulau Pinang telah baru-baru ini menandatangani Ikrar Bebas Rasuah SPRM, Lim Kit Siang telah menuduh SPRM sengaja menangkap Phee Boon Poh kerana hendak menutup perhatian terhadap gejala rasuah di negara ini.
Lim Kit Siang memberitahu bahawa beliau sudah 30 tahun mengenali Phee Boon Poh, maka mustahil Phee Boon Poh merupakan seorang yang mengamalkan rasuah.
Saya tidak hairan sekiranya Lim Kit Siang tidak mengenali Phee Boon Poh yang sebenar walaupun telah mengenalinya selama 30 tahun kerana Lim Kit Siang juga tidak mengenali anaknya Lim Guan Eng walaupun telah menjadi anak beliau selama 54 tahun.
SPRM sejak dinakhodai oleh Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad merupakan satu institusi yang amat aktif menangani gejala rasuah, dan tangkapan dilakukan tanpa memilih bulu. Semasa Exco Johor, Latif Bandi ditahan SPRM ia merupakan satu bukti yang kukuh bahawa SPRM adalah telus dan berlaku adil.
Seperti biasa, sesuai dengan sifat parasitnya, Lim Kit Siang terus memperkudakan isu tersebut dan menyeru agar Menteri Besar Johor juga turut pergi bercuti kerana membiarkan rasuah menular di dalam kerajaan negeri Johor.
Namun apabila diseru supaya anak beliau Lim Guan Eng yang sedang menghadapi dua pertuduhan rasuah itu bercuti kerana kesnya sama dengan kes bekas Menteri Besar Selangor Khir Toyo, beliau dengan lantasnya berkata bahawa kes Lim Guan Eng dan Khir Toyo adalah berbeza sedangkan kedua-duanya menyalahgunakan jawatan dan kedudukan untuk meraih keuntungan dan kepentingan untuk diri sendiri.
Untuk menggembirakan hati Lim Kit Siang (dan untuk menyelamatkan kedudukan), seorang lagi pemegang jawatan DAP juga terpaksa akur dan tidak menyuruh Lim Guan Eng bercuti dari jawatan Ketua Menteri kerana telah didakwa di mahkamah walaupun sebelum ini beliau sendiri berkata bahawa Lim Guan Eng tidak perlu bercuti dari jawatannya melainkan beliau telah didakwa di mahkamah.
Mungkin beliau pelupa sebab nama beliau Pony Tua.
Lim Kit Siang harus ingat bahawa SPRM serius dalam usaha membanteras gejala rasuah di negara ini dan tidak akan berkompromi dengan mana-mana pihak yang cuba memperkecilkan Suruhanjaya tersebut. SPRM bukannya milik Najib Razak mahupun Lim Kit Siang. Ianya bertindak untuk memelihara kepentingan rakyat, bukannya sebagai budak suruhan mana-mana pihak.
Oleh itu Lim Kit Siang harus menunjukkan sikap lebih bertanggungjawab memandangkan beliau merupakan seorang Ahli Parlimen dan veteran dunia politik yang rakan sebaya hampir kesemuanya telah mati kecuali Mahathir. Maka, beliau harus bersikap lebih matang dari ahli-ahli politik yang lebih muda dari beliau.
Dan nasihatilah semua wakil rakyat DAP dan dari parti-parti Pakatan yang lain supaya hentikan budaya sapu-menyapu untuk memperkayakan kocek sendiri kerana rakyat yang harus menanggung segala kenaikan kos akibat perbuatan rasuah mereka.
Baru sahaja sebut pasal sapu-menyapu, t-shirt SPRM pun kau naak sapu bawak balik selepas dibebaskan dari tahanan reman.
Teruk perangai DAP ni. Susah bila bos mereka sendiri tak sanggup nak lihat wajah hipokrit dalam cermin setiap hari.
Extraordinary wealth owned by a public official should be enough grounds for investigations into the person, said a group of people who call themselves lawyers, in an apparent reference to a claim made by U-Turn Mahathir that Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi should be investigated by the MACC for having RM230 million when he was the UMNO Youth Chief.
Malaysian Incite reported that a so-called lawyer and “one-sided activist” called Ambiga said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) could only ascertain the legitimacy of a person’s funds through an investigation.
“Any sign of extraordinary wealth particularly when it concerns people in public office is enough of a basis to investigate. Unfortunately Dzulkifli Ahmad has shown that he is afraid to investigate people at the top,” she was reported to have said, referring to the MACC chief commissioner.
Dzulkifli Ahmad stated that the MACC will only investigate a person’s wealth if there is a basis for the allegation that there are elements of corruption and abuse of power in his wealth.
He said the amount of money one person has is not a reason for the commission to start investigating him.
“The issue is whether the wealth is accumulated through corruption and abuse of power…that basis must be there for the commission to investigate. People can be rich, but it is important that we look at the source of the their wealth because if it is through corruption and abuse of power, then it will become the MACC’s responsibility to investigate,” he said when asked whether the MACC will investigate Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on the excessive wealth he allegedly owned.
In an obviously choreographed act, U-Turn Mahathir claimed that Ahmad Zahid had RM230 million in his bank account back in 1996, while DAP subsequently lodged a police report on the allegation.
Firstly, Ambiga claims that any extraordinary amount of wealth particularly when it concerns people in the public office is an enough basis for the MACC to investigate.
Senility runs deep in the Opposition’s ranks apparently. Zahid became the Member of Parliament for Teluk Intan in 1995 and subsequently the UMNO Youth Chief in October 1996, a position he held until he was arrested under the Internal Security Act for going against U-Turn Mahathir in 1998.
In response to U-Turn Mahathir’s claim, Zahid offered to be investigated.
“I was a businessman, a CEO of a listed company and chairman of other companies,” Zahid said of his past.
Zahid worked in banks such as OCBC, then became the Marketing Manager for Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB). Other portfolios that he held then included Executive Director for Scandinavian Motors Sdn Bhd, the CEO for Kretam Holdings Berhad, Chairman of several companies such as Tekala Corporation Berhad, Seng Hup Berhad, Ramatex Berhad, and Bank Simpanan Nasional from 1995 until U-Turn Mahathir incarcerated him in Kamunting without trial in 1998.
Zahid was then the UMNO Youth Chief and a Member of Parliament. No law states that one has to give up his/her business practice in either post, and neither post is a public office as per the Constitution. Unless Zahid abused his position then as a Member of Parliament (a member of a public body as defined in the MACC Act) to obtain those posts, I see no reason for trying to implicate him on the alleged matter. How can remunerations from companies to a Director, or Shareholder, or Officer, derived from the businesses these companies are involved in, be a form of gratification obtained by a member of a public body?
Unlike in the case of Tokong Lim Guan Eng who clearly used his position to obtain gratification be it for himself or for his wife, Zahid did nothing of the above as alleged.
The MACC Act clearly states that in spite of any written law or rule of law to the contrary, a MACC officer of the rank of Commissioner and above who has reasonable reason to believe based on the investigation of an MACC officer into properties that are held as a result of an offence committed under the MACC Act, may by writing as the person being investigated to furnish the MACC with a list of the properties obtained through gratification.
What is there to ask for if (1) no offence has been committed, (2) no investigation has been conducted based on (1)? Request on mere speculation?
This is why Section 36 of the MACC Act is as such, to prevent a waste of taxpayers’ money and the MACC’s precious little time going on wild goose chase. You may refer to Section 3 of the said Act to know what it means by ‘gratification’ when referring to someone holding a public office or is a member of a public body. Therefore, how can there be any form of double standard committed by the MACC as alleged by Eric Paulsen of the Bar Council?
Both Eric Paulsen and Ambiga claim that the MACC is not courageous nor willing to investigate the ‘big fish‘ such as “even Najib Razak if necessary.”
But like I said at the beginning of this post, senility runs deep within the ranks of the Opposition. The MACC quizzed Najib Razak on the RM2.6 billion donation back in December 2015.
Anyway, before I end this posting, I would like to share what Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act says about the use of public office or position for ‘gratification‘ :
If I may, I would like to join Ambiga’s call to ask MACC to investigate the ‘big fish‘ who, in the words of Ambiga herself, continue to loot the nation and if I may add, or also looted the nation.
Ambiga and Eric Paulsen should now agree with me that a report was made by Pribumi’s members on the extraordinary wealth accumulated by U-Turn Mahathir when he was definitely a ‘member of a public body.’
Therefore, in accordance with Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act, 2009, I challenge both Ambiga and Eric Paulsen to make a public call for an investigation to be made into U-Turn Mahathir’s abuse of his office and position to obtain a contract through direct negotiation (more like direct command) from Telekom Malaysia to his son’s company when he was still the Prime Minister. And I challenge the MACC to commence its investigation into the KELEPETOCRACY by U-Turn Mahathir.
If anyone says this was done before the MACC Act, 2009 came into force, let it be known that in the Anti Corruption Act, 1997, the act of seeking gratification by someone holding an office was given via Section 15(1) of the Act.
So there have you. Investigate U-Turn Mahathir and see if he is going to try add this to his EVERYTHINGTUNHIDE 2.0 Q&No-A sessions.
After Tokong led his worshippers to sign the MACC’s anti-corruption pledge to show that Pulau Pinang is serious in getting rid of corrupt office-holders, the pledge was followed by a series of actions to show their resolve.
First, an illegal factory producing carbon filters was raided by authorities today.
The multi agencies team lead by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) went to the factory, which is located in an oil palm estate near Sungai Lembu at about 10.15am.
Other agencies in the integrated operation were Inland Revenue Board, Immigration Department and Department of Environment.
Sources from MACC revealed that the commission also seized some documents related to the illegal factory at the Seberang Prai Municipal Council headquarters in Bandar Perda.
Another team of MACC officers stormed the 53rd floor of the state administration office at about 11.30am.
MACC officers were seen entering the office of state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.
The raid is believed to be a follow-up to the MACC’s investigations into the illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu.
Tokong must be absolutely pleased that the MACC is helping him with his corruption-free pledge. The Tokong is also in the process of getting himself rid from the Pulau Pinang government to ensure the island’s government remains free from corrupted officials.
Meanwhile Phee Boon Poh who was very arrogant when confronted with the PPS issue showed a different body lamguage after the raid. It must be his corruption-free stance.
Thank you, Tokong for signing the pledge, and thank you MACC for helping him.