By Martin Jalleh
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#1 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 3:44 pm
When Tun M is cornered and has no place to escape, he will come up with absurd irrational arguments.
#2 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 4:01 pm
But everyone in the country seems to hv forgotten one important fact.
Umno is the God of the universe. And therefore umno-the-God can bake errr … well, create – yeah create – new citizens, new bumiputras.
#3 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 5:09 pm
On top of it all, I believe what was done was illegal.. While citizenship is a Federal matter, residency is a state matter – that Federal govt gave instruction that gave/resulted residency to the immigrant is simply a violation of the Malaysia Agreement. Since their residency are illegal, so is their citizenship. The Federal Govt can give citizenship but all of them NEVER HAD residency and hence their votes were illegal and hence the elections they effected were illegal..
#4 by sotong on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 5:25 pm
As a result of decades of affirmative and discriminative policies to restructure the society, millions of non Malays had leaved the country to find jobs, education, business and other opportunities.
To grant millions of illegals with instant citizenship after independent with specific religion, entitled to the same previleges and benefits as bumi/Malay, is the greatest betrayal to all Malaysians,in particular non Malays and bumi.
#5 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 6:03 pm
To be a subject of HM the Agung is a true privilege. But umno and monsterO’mamak as HM’s loyal servants quite obviously abused their positions and the Agung’s trust.
What wrong could be graver than this?
Jib Jib 1 Boleh
Ros Ros 1 Cantik!
#6 by changhy on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 6:45 pm
It only proves that Tun Dr. Mahathir is a low down liar and con man. Just for the sake of power.
#7 by Loh on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 8:04 pm
Jan22nd 2013 Written by chedet
///The original Malay version of this article, which is at the end of this translated variant, was published in Mingguan Malaysia of Jan 20th 2013.
1. Everywhere I go, in Malaysia and in foreign countries, people ask me when the elections will be held.///–Mamakthir
Have people asked you how you stole elections in the country? They know how you have traded citizenship for votes in Sabah, but they do not know in detail how you manipulated electoral rolls through the Election Commission and the national registration Department.
Having now become public knowledge that you stole election and you have been illegal Prime Minister of Malaysia, are you not ashamed of it? May be you should stay home to hide your embarrassment. How would Malays accept you now that you have brought shame to your adopted race as the person who stole election? It would have been alright had you been true Malay; Malays would just accept you as a black sheep. But you force your membership on them calling yourself Malay!
///2. I wish I know but the Prime Minister has not told me anything, and in practise only the Prime Minister can determine the date. Of course it cannot go beyond the 5-year term of Parliament.
3. The next question is whether the Barisan Nasional will win. My answer is that it will win. But the margin is important. Malaysia cannot afford a hung Parliament, nor can it afford a weak Government. Both would be bad for Malaysia as everyone would be focusing on politics and the economy and development would be largely neglected.///–Mamakthir
Mamakthir of course is hoping against hope that BN would be returned to power so that no new government would make the corrupted Ministers, and Prime Ministers included, of past administrations to answer and cough out their ill gotten gains.
No matter what the outcome of the general election, a government can be formed. No government which believes in rule of law can be weak. Only those who make use of the law of the country to serve their motives other than national interest would want to have a hug majority so that they could rule without having to answer for their actions. Mamakthir did it for 22 years, and he knew how to bully in a government which practices ‘democracy’ in form but not in substance.
Mamakthir emphasizes the importance of a huge margin in victory. He actually hopes that Najib would have a narrow win compared to 2008 so that he could use the argument to dethrone Najib to pave the way for his son’s entry into position of power. At his age and fearing pneumonia which can finish him anytime, he cannot wait for Najib to leave on his own term.
///4. Many say that the Alliance/Barisan Nasional has been in power too long. I would agree. I believe in not overstaying one’s welcome. But I am not so sure now whether this should apply in every circumstance.///–Mamakthir
Had BN been a good government without the rampant corruption which underpins racism to make the party indispensible, nobody would grudge the party for doing a good job for too long. BN is no longer welcome as a party to head the government.
///5. It is because the alternative to Barisan Nasional is frightening. It is led by a man who is obsessed with becoming Prime Minister, no matter how. I had wondered why he joined UMNO instead of PAS. Now I know. He would do anything at all to become Prime Minister. By joining UMNO instead of PAS, which had never produced a Prime Minister, he could become Prime Minister simply by climbing the ladder of its leadership. And so immediately upon joining UMNO he contested for the position of Chief of UMNO Youth. Then he went for the Vice Presidency and then the Deputy President’s post. The next move was to overthrow the President and become the Prime Minister. It was all very simple.///–Mamakthir
It is frightening because if the Barisan Nasional loses power, he will have sleepless night. He said he would migrate if Anwar came into power. It is now closer than ever before that Anwar would be the next Prime Minister for Malaysia.
Why is it alright for his son to contest for the position of the Chief of UMNO Youth, and lost but not for Anwar to have contested and won? Does it mean that there is no equality in UMNO where people from the ruling families were allowed to contest positions in the party, and others are not allowed? Mamakthir did not object to Anwar contesting positions in the party until Anwar proved that he could be a better Prime Minister; why did you not object at the material time?
This shows that Mamakthir has no concept and logic in differentiating right from wrong. He thinks that he is always right and he believes that others are simply fools and would accept whatever he says. How arrogant can you be?
///6. But the Prime Minister did not seem to want to go. And so he began an underground campaign to demonise the Prime Minister. The rest, as they say, is history.///–Mamakthir
Mamakthir did not want to go because he figured that he had yet to reach the target of 44 billion USD then.
///7. Now he is leading the opposition and hopes to be installed in Putrajaya as Prime Minister after the next election. I honestly don’t think he would be good for the country. And neither would the hotchpotch collection of Pakatan incompatible partnership be good for the country. Apart from the “I want to become Prime Minister” party, it includes a racist party and a religious party. They will be quarrelling with each other at every turn. They are not a coalition. They only `pakat` (plot) to help each other win the election. Already they are quarrelling as to who should become PM. They don’t subscribe to the idea that the biggest party should lead.///–Mamakthir
Quite obviously Pakatan Rakyat did not have to consult Mamakthir on the selection of the Prime Minister. Some PAS members had suggestions on their choice of PM, but DAP and PKR are clear that they want Anwar as PM. Quite obviously, if the MPs of the Pakatan Rakyat vote on their choice, Anwar would be the PM. Only UMNO practices the idea of the biggest party to lead and bully the smaller parties. (Even in institutionalized corrupt practices, UMNO got the lions’ share.)
Anwar should be able to add billions into national coffers when he makes the corrupted answer and surrender their ill gotten gains. That alone would be equivalent to many years of Petronas’ contribution to national coffers. It is certainly not in Mamakthir’s interest to see Anwar appointed PM; jealousy aside.
///8. But it is true that the Barisan Nasional has been in power a long time. So has PAS in Kelantan. Nobody can deny that the extraordinary development and prosperity of the nation today were achieved during the period Barisan Nasional was in power. One cannot say the same about the achievements of PAS in Kelantan.///–Mamakthir
Kelatanese knew why they chose PAS all these while. PAS certainly did not trade citizenship for votes like UMNO did in Sabah.
///9. The aging leaders of PAS and DAP have not changed for far longer than the leaders of Barisan Nasional and its components. Six Prime Ministers have led the Barisan Nasional Governments but during that time the DAP chief remained in place and refuses to let go. And the son will take over from him. There is a dynasty in the making.///–Mamakthir
DAP has the same leader all this while simply because he is good. DAP members think that all this while LKS is the best. It is quite unlike UMNO where the succeeding leaders are said to be better than their predecessor. Tun Razak did a May 13, Abdullah was clean and Najib had the support of Abdullah’s enemies.
DAP has just conducted its election. There was no talk about money politics in DAP election, and even if LKS had 44 billion USD he could not buy the position for his son. A dynasty based on meritocracy is the hope of everybody in all sphere of life.
///10. The leaders of PAS have not changed during the Premiership of 4 Barisan Nasional leaders.///–Mamakthir
Good for PAS. It shows that the leader was their choice, since no money politics was involved in PAS party election. We certainly cannot say the same about party election for UMNO.
/// 11. The leader of Keadilan styles himself as Adviser but installed his wife as President, with his daughter as Vice President. His intimate companion is the deputy. There is no indication of any change in leadership. Certainly not through the leaders stepping down.///–Mamakthir
There was also no talk about money politics in PKR party election. Malaysians should be thankful that so many members of a family contributed so much to Malaysian politics to end institutionalized corruption in the country.
///12. Change must be internal as well as external. An external change alone is just window dressing. During the premiership of the 6 UMNO leaders, the policies followed by each were quite different. The Governments they led cannot be regarded as the same. Certainly their politics and economic creeds deferred greatly. And so do their foreign policies. In fact one can say that despite the name being the same, the Government of each Prime Minister is totally different from the others.///–Mamakthir
Tunku practiced 1Malaysia to some extent without claiming to do so.
Tun Razak practices racism, started with making FELDA scheme Malay scheme, and ended with NEP.
Hussein Onn was not too smart, and ended Malay’s control of UMNO.
Mamakthir is the father of legalized corruption. He shows that his racism has come to the top from under the table when he was PM.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawe was lazy and had his stupid son-in-law ended his reign for him.
Najib hoped that by being a yes-man to Mamakthir he could save his position. He forgot that Mamakthir wanted to create a dynasty, to protect the billions his family has accumulated. Blood is thicker than water and it would not do even if Najib calls Mamakthir Dad!
///13. The Barisan Nasional which will contest the 13th General Elections will not be the same Barisan Nasional as those of the previous five. It will be a different Barisan Nasional. So there will be changes.///–Mamakthir
This BN is different because Mamakthir does not want this BN to better the result of 2008, but just good enough to form a government. That way Najib will be following AAB’s footstep. People lives by the sword die by the sword.
///14. But still the Barisan Nasional keeps the same basic policies and principles. BN parties practise democracy within the party and in the country. BN believes in free trade and the initiatives of the private sector. BN believes in inter-racial cooperation and the sharing of power. BN believes in fair distribution of wealth between the races. BN is business-friendly without neglecting the interests of other members of society.///–Mamakthir
BN believes in distribution of wealth without having to work for it. Thus the leader of the largest political party becomes the richest man in the country.
///15. Then it keeps itself open to innovations and new ideas including responding to the expressed views of the people which have resulted in changes and transformations. Only the blind would fail to see the differences between the top leaders of BN Governments.///–Mamakthir
There are a lot of blind voters in the country who return the same corrupted leaders over and over again.
///16. This is not a one-party state. The Barisan Nasional itself is made up of fourteen different parties. They can join and they can leave. There have been numerous parties formed in Malaysia during the time the Alliance and Barisan’s rule of this country. Some survive to this day despite not joining the Government coalition. Some, like the Socialist, disappeared. Some made it to Parliament while others never managed to get their candidates elected to Parliament or State Assemblies.///–Mamakthir
The Barisan Nasional has only one party, UMNO, which has all the say, and thirteen others in the form of political parties whose leaders enjoy power sharing for personal gains. These mosquito parties will not leave because the leaders did not have the means to earn a living let alone the wealth, and their only effort is to grow their skin elephant-thick.
///17. The surviving opposition parties never fail to win at least a few seats in every election. PAS has retained Kelantan though numerous elections and won twice in Trengganu. An indigenous party defeated the Barisan Nasional to set up a Government in Sabah. Penang was won by the Gerakan Party, then an opposition party.
18. Elections in Malaysia have never been dull. In 1969 the Alliance very nearly lost and of course in 2008 the Barisan Nasional lost in five states, one federal territory, and could not get a two-third majority at the federal level. Elections in Malaysia never result in the 99% support for the incumbent party. Indeed the opposition parties always won a considerable number of seats in every legislative body at state and federal levels.///–Mamakthir
Had the election been free and fair and without the dirty tricks in creating citizens out of illegal immigrants as revealed by the RCI in Sabah, federal government could have been changed, long ago.
///19. How anyone can claim that Malaysia is a one party state is quite incomprehensible. True, the Alliance and the Barisan Nasional have won all federal elections. But this is a democratic country and if the people chose to re-elect the Government it is their democratic right. Electing the opposition to govern does not make Malaysia any more democratic nor would it constitute proof that we are a two-party state. The suggestion that electing the opposition in the next election would create a 2 party system in Malaysia is baseless. The opposition parties do not constitute one party, not even a coalition. They are only going to help each other win elections. They would remain distinct, each with its own policy and agenda. They may form a coalition Government but it would be a loose coalition without a coherent single agenda.///–Mamakthir
The single agenda is that of UMNO and for UMNO in the name of Barisan Nasional, It does not matter whether there were 14 parties or 40 parties in BN, it would be UMNO which says it all for all the others. The democracy of BN equals democracy in UMNO, if ever there is one. Pakatan Rakyat forms a coalition government so that there is a true compromise to take care of the interests of the people represented by the parties concerned.
Mamakthir tries to imply that BN spoke for Malays and no other races, and that is how the corrupted officials can remain with impunity so long as they belong to the party. Fortunately, Malays thanks to their education now realizes that government serves the people and not the other way around. The people have no obligation to make the servants, the ministers and government servants rich to live beyond their means for doing their job. They can choose the people fit for the job rather than people who belong to the same religion. Race has lost its meaning since the advent of Article 160 in the constitution.
///20. Barak Obama promised change when elected. But he couldn’t even close down Guantanamo Bay or pull out of Iraq or Afghanistan immediately. He had to implement the surge planned by his predecessor. By the time he steps down nothing would have changed in the United States.
21. In Japan a clamour for change resulted in the LDP being defeated. But now the LDP is back, after only one term by the Democratic Party of Japan. The change of government did not improve the performance of Japan.
22. The idea that change must always be for the better is not always true. Milton Obote was said to be a bad President of Uganda. So Idi Amin seized power. He was worse and had to be forcibly removed by a rebel army.
23. Iraq was ruled by Saddam Hussain as a dictatorship. He was said to be very cruel. The United States decided there should be a regime change. This involved killing 200,000 innocent Iraqis and destroying their country.
24. There is a new Government now but it is doubtful that it is any better than that of Saddam. Where there was no confrontation between Sunnis and Shia under Saddam, there is now violent confrontation between the two, each bombing and killing the other.
25. There are lots of examples of regime changes but mostly nothing changed when the change takes place. Very few indeed are the examples of a change giving better results. As the French say “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose” (the more they change, the more things remain the same). ///–Mamakthir
There is a saying that we can try and fail but not fail to try. If there is no regime change, the same corrupt officials and powers-that-be will continue to enjoy at the expense of the people. Those who have vested interests will not want change, and they will not spare any effort to discourage change.
///26. It is not necessary to change Government merely to establish a two-party system. Those who have a two-party system are not doing any better. They still have economic and financial crises, they still have recessions and they still face street demonstrations and strikes. ///–Mamakthir
The fact that they are street demonstration shows that the people enjoy the basic rights to express themselves. The rampant corruption in this country could not have been allowed to continue in a country which practices two-party system. It is because the government institutions would not bow to the political party in power and partake in corruption themselves.
///27. I have said before, better the devil you know than the angel you don’t. The Barisan Nasional is not exactly a devil. This country has developed very well under Barisan Nasional rule. And when it did not, it very quickly removed the failed leader.///–Mamakthir
The leaders in UMNO are the winners of power struggle in the party. They have the same intention in fulfilling their personal interests.
///28. The elections provide us with an opportunity to impress upon the ruling party the need for it to change within itself. The message will be delivered, the warning will be made, and there will be positive responses.
29. But in this country don’t gamble on the unknown and untried. The few opportunities that the opposition have been given have exposed their lack of skill and judgement. Kelantan has certainly not done well. As for Penang the little good that may be acknowledged is overshadowed by the many failures.///–Mamakthir
We will be lucky to have UMNO, with its knowledge on the process of corruption, to act as the opposition party so that any incidence of corruption by the new government will be nipped in the bud.
///30. Elections are meant for the people to choose the party which will govern the country. The assumption is that the people know what is good for them. But in reality the majority of the people do not know. They vote either for their race, or party because of the propaganda they are exposed to. Only a small minority understand the issues and the quality of the parties contesting.///–Mamakthir
The man now tells us what he has been doing to make his adopted race vote for UMNO; it is race, race and race.
///31. As a result, elections can result in the wrong party being elected to form the Government.///–Mamakthir
Mamakthir belives whatever party he joins is the right party. Abdullah’s UMNO was the wrong party for a while. UMNO Bahru created in 1987 should be defeated in GE 13.
///32. It is important, therefore, for the electorate to be given as much good information on the parties and their policies and records as is possible so they will make educated decisions.///–Mamakthir
If that truly happens, UMNO will be the opposition party come GE 13.
#8 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 8:16 pm
The RCI revelations on Project M may galvanise and intensify Sahabans ’ parochial sentiments against UMNO/BN there in the coming GE. They in any case immediately vest Bersih’s cause with moral legitimacy and, in the opposite, detract BN’s claim to majority support evinced by ballot. And Perkasa’s chief’s threat to burn Malay language bibles does not help BN’s electoral cause in this traditional “fixed deposit” state – all thanks to the former PM. No wonder yesterday’s sharp drop in FBM KLCI 7 widely believed to be foreign fund heavy selling. The Market already speculated the BN’s precarious position. UMNO is falling back on Malay votes but the recent more than 150,000 strong rally – dubbed the People’s Uprising Rally – were by majority Malays. PM Najib has lots to worry about.
#9 by chengho on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 8:34 pm
they have proverb; like DOG barking to the hill
#10 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 8:46 pm
The AES traffic surveillance system is another negative score for BN. Even if BN wins in GE13, Najib will not be able to restore two-third majority in Parliament. His political future is bleak. This is the price he has to pay for listening to a handful of BN warlords and not the 28 million Malaysians.
#11 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 8:58 pm
Saudara Mat Sabu is right.
Mahathir is way past his shelf life; way past the expiry date on the can and so is very toxic to Malaysian society.
#12 by rjbeee on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 10:23 pm
Mamak, the end is near…hope it comes fast so we can live in peace
#13 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 10:14 am
For the sake of Tunku, Sabahan, Sarawakians, Indians,orang Asli and the real Malays,
“Don’t get angry, get even”..
#14 by undertaker888 on Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 7:47 am
When he speaks, just don’t listen, listen and listen. It’s only for chengho.
#15 by HJ Angus on Friday, 25 January 2013 - 4:17 pm
this is a major crime that has jeopardised our national integrity and we need to take urgent remedies-
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