No Malaysian will be convinced that Najib is serious about fighting crime unless he appoints a new Inspector-General of Police with the primary task to roll back the tide of crime in the past five years

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, today announced a slew of goodies to mark his 100th day in office, after his image received a tremendous boost with the recent Merdeka Centre opinion poll recording that his popularity rating had rocketted to 65% as compared to 45% a month after he became Prime Minister and 42 per cent just before taking over the premiership from Tun Abdullah on April 3, 2009.

Today’s basket of goodies, with promises of more to come, have not been able however to duplicate the national euphoria and feel good atmosphere which former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had been able to conjure up in his First 100 Days without any Hundred-Day gimmicks and goodies whatsoever.

In the final analysis, the test of Najib’s premiership will not be in the slew of goodies but in his performance and delivery of promises including in the six key areas he cited, namely

  • The prevention of crime;
  • The fight against corruption;
  • Access to quality education;
  • The improvement of the living standards for the lower income group;
  • Improvement of rural infrastructure;
  • Improvement of public transportation.

Conspicuously missing is the centrality of the challenge to make all Malaysians one united people 52 years after Merdeka and 46 years after the formation of Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak.

Even in the six areas cited by Najib, what exactly has the Prime Minister got to offer which are really different from the discredited and past failed policies of the Barisan Nasional government?

For instance, in two long-standing critical areas of crime and corruption, all that Najib has to say is: “Drastic steps to be taken to combat crime and graft of which details would be announced later”.

The message is clear and unmistakable – Najib is just not serious about the overriding importance to combat crime and corruption, which are intimately intertwined with Malaysia’s capability to restore international competitiveness to be a global player so as to become a high-income nation.

How can Najib convince Malaysians that he is serious about his duties as Prime Minister or his slogan of “1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now” when all he has to say about crime and corruption after 100 Days as Prime Minister is as good as: “Next Change. Coming Soon”?

Najib had been a full Cabinet Minister for 23 years since 1986, serving before that for four years each as Deputy Minister and Pahang Mentri Besar – and he has nothing to announce whatsoever on the two burning issues in the country, crime and corruption after 100 days as Prime Minister?

As the proof of the pudding is in the eating, Najib should realise that no Malaysian will be convinced that he is serious about fighting crime unless he appoints a new Inspector-General of Police with the primary task to roll back the tide of crime in the past five years.

Najib’s credibility among Malaysians that he will stamp out corruption is dangerously wafer-thin. Is he prepared to establish his credentials about his seriousness to combat corruption by establishing two Royal Commissions of Inquiry into two recent high-profile exposes – the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Port scandal and the RM24 million Istana Khir Toyo scandal?

Umno veteran politician Tengku Razaleigh made a very timely speech last night, stressing that the New Economic Policy was a time-limited policy which had expired for 19 years and what is needed is a New Deal for all Malaysians, based on the same universal concerns on which the NEP was originally formulated but designed for a new era to assist 100% of Malaysians who need socio-economic help.

If Najib is prepared make a stand to endorse Razaleigh’s call for a New Deal for all Malaysians and to get over the NEP hangover, it will be more meaningful than all the goodies he could distribute like an early-Christmas Santa Claus.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 4:24 pm

    How can Najib convince Malaysians that he is serious about his duties as Prime Minister….(Kit)

    How can a smoker father convince his son that smoking is bad for health unless he (father) stops smoking first.

  2. #2 by limkamput on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 4:44 pm

    Many things in the world, including social sciences, are governed by theoretical underpinnings. Can a corrupted party saddled with colossal vested interests capable of reforming itself? Theoretically, it cannot happen. The party must come to its inevitable end.

  3. #3 by ALLAN THAM on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 5:02 pm

    To many of us, I believe Najib is just another PM from Bn. Just like the all time Pak Lah when he took over as PM. He has made such a wonderful promises for changes but when he left nothing has change. Now enter the Najib and immediately instead of going round at the immigration he chose to walk around on the street, shaking hand with the commons. This was just another BN gimmick and slogan shouting. We should not be blind with all these BN gimmick where we only see development whenever there is by election other wise nothing come.

    BN will not change for the better and PR should keep up its pressure and move forward as a solid alternative. there is no way out now, the people expectation is high and the hope is still there.

    Never be cheated again but BN gimmick. It is enough for decades.

  4. #4 by Saint on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 5:36 pm

    A fantastic new look.
    Good layout and good info about books published by Saudara Lim. Keep it up.

  5. #5 by k1980 on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 5:48 pm

    Somebody (Joceline Tan?) claimed that 100 days ago, he hit the ground running. Actually he hit the ground sprawling and groaning, and got up limping and staggering.

  6. #6 by House Victim on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 5:58 pm

    With the MACC ACT and SIAP Act to allow the PM more dictatorship away from the Constitution and Monitoring of the Parliament, NOTHING can press NJ to think Fairly for the People!

    The passing of those ACTS had allowed him to do so!

    In my humble opinion, it is a crying of spit milk !!

  7. #7 by LG on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Hi LKS,
    Fully agreed with you. PM need to appoint a new IGP that focus on crime-fighting rather than the present one who is busy polishing the many shoes of PM, DPM and HM and also busy taking actions with arms flexing to suppress those who voiced their concerns and grievances against the corruptions, hypocrisy and evil works of the Federal Government and UMNO and including the brutality and misconduct of police force.

  8. #8 by Tonberry on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:13 pm

    Another Projeck Mee Segera, but this time for all Malaysians in conjunction with Manek Urai by-election..

  9. #9 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:15 pm

    “•The prevention of crime”
    Does this mean that Najib is going to replace the IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan with another much more efficient Head of Police Force?

    “•The fight against corruption”
    In order to prove his sincerity in this words, Najib has to show a good example by not dispensing cash in Manek Urai by election.

    “•Access to quality education”
    Continuing to use Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction for Science and Mathematics at university level will never allow good access to quality education since there are only very limited number of Bahasa Malaysia translations in relation to research works of the technical fields and scientific fields. Najib needs to revamp the policy of medium of instruction by encouraging using the English Language at Secondary Schools and at Colleges or Universities if he really wants to provide good access to quality education.

    “•The improvement of the living standards for the lower income group”
    Does Najib mean that the BN government will stop robbing the Orang Asli of their agricultural lands through Felcra?

    “•Improvement of rural infrastructure”
    I hope it is not a call to send bills of Indah Water to the rural people! The rural people don’t need Indah Water!

    “•Improvement of public transportation”
    When is Najib going to build MRT, LRT, Monorail, Subway, or Bullet Train System at Johor Bahru, Klang, Ipoh and Penang?

  10. #10 by All For The Road on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:19 pm

    PDRM undoubtedly needs a new boss.

    May I humbly ask, what is the present IGP’s KPI performance?

  11. #11 by jamalmalikslumdog on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:21 pm

    Brother LKS.
    With Khir Toyo openly declaring his previous income as a dentist, it is an opportune moment to get the tax dept to investigate if Khir Toyo public declaration of his income in the past as a dentist matches the declaration he made to the tax dept then.

    My guts feeling is he would have made a much lower declaration then. If that is the case, he would have broken the law and will have a tough problem defending his ill gotten gains.
    Got you !!

    It is very exciting to watch them buckling one by one.

  12. #12 by Tonberry on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:26 pm

    it is a failed 100-day, as important issues like crime and corruption are still not dealt with. I would like to ask tat Mongolian, who gonna use the tolled roads for more than 80 times in a month?

    And answer tis too – how’s the Lingam case? wat about Khir Toyo’s castle?

  13. #13 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:32 pm

    “Many things in the world, including social sciences, are governed by theoretical underpinnings. Can a corrupted party saddled with colossal vested interests capable of reforming itself? Theoretically, it cannot happen. The party must come to its inevitable end.” Limkamput

    Blimey! I not understand big words. Why this horse deformed so to have big interest vested on its saddle?

  14. #14 by Tonberry on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:34 pm

    i think so far, only BN-controlled media like RTM, Media Prima(TV3 and its gang), Utusan, NST, MCA-controlled TheStar, are actually applauding the measures. Tomorrow it will be front-paged in all newspaper. Mark my words. Typical syok sendiri from Bolehland..

  15. #15 by freehand68 on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 8:45 pm

    Dear Mr. Lim, Salute to you as an all time politician that truly devote your time and effort for the better Malaysian and Malaysia.
    But Watch Out that BN is coming back slowly and creep PR popularity if PR keep mingle with those petty issues and fighting in between and within them. For me what PAS did is truly a drag factor to the minority group and gravely shaking PR newly establishes foundation. PAS agenda hasn’t change right from the start while its ridicule for PR claiming to represent all Malaysian, reasons and argument best left here. I truly wonder what will happen to Malaysia assuming PR takes over the federal government helm seeing that for instances certain PR chaps are so keen for those datoship and projects to be allocated ONLY to own political members. Don you think this is kind of human nature and indifferent either to opposition(PR) or governing party(BN) that whoever rules will have the say and resort to the fancy of power, status and money? Like RPK said, they are two type of good man, one is naturally good and the other is force to be good. I hope opposition (PR) is the former.
    We know BN is rotten to core but Najib is not the ordinary folks and I am having faith he has the ability and capacity and power drive to further liberate and pave the way for further improvement for more and more policy and rules that is detrimental to the welfare and goodness of Malaysia. No doubt such policy implemented might not perfectly suit well to everyone agenda and needs. The question is, can he go all the way to side Chinese and Indian etc while let down the majority Malay? This is the Malaysia reality and any PM (even a Chinese) might not be able to do this.
    I am not appraising current PM, some might accuse that BN is practicing corruption, nepotism and cronyism whatever whatever….., but we can’t deny the fact that in a mere 100 days he has done a lot to fellow Malaysian especially to the minority while safeguarding the interest of the majority. At least for now he has done a great job. Rome is not built in a day and how can we expect the PM to change the governing system and policy that last for decades in mere few years? The PM is aware of what really transpire now such as the judicial system, the police force, macc etc etc. and let see how he handle it or come the next GE will be the judgment day for those that not walk the talk.
    The silent majority people like me might have had enough (fed up) if PR leaders merely relentlessly resort to bashing the opponent (BN) without having any alternative or better solution and without looking at themselves. We want those that can lead and advance us Malaysian to greater height and constantly come up with idea and exert their wisdom for the Malaysia prosperity and peace. Some say it’s the question that enlighten, not the answer. But i do feel it’s the wisdom that come up with the solution to solve the issue is more vital than simply questioning the issue but without elaborate and address the issue. I am still pro PR now but my faith is diminishing if PR is mostly making up of bunch of “motivated” people searching for opportunity of all sorts unlike Mr. Lim

  16. #16 by negarawan on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 9:25 pm

    In many towns and communities throughout Malaysia, voluntary vigilante groups, some calling themselves “Jawantankuasa Keselamatan” have been formed to help protect their community members from the rising tide of crime. They have lost complete faith in the police force who seem to be always working on the wrong priorities, if not working at all. The IGP himself talks and behaves like a thug, victimising innocent citizens, and seems to be protecting the elite and powerful politicians. What integrity does he have? If he has no interest in protecting the rakyat, and improving the police force, then what good is he? Even criminals are not afraid of robbing the homes of top police officers. May God serve His justice soon.

  17. #17 by Ramesh Laxman on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 9:50 pm

    This morning at about 0630 hours I was on my way to play golf. Suddenly a motorcycle cut into my lane. This man was on the hand phone and was not at all concerned that I had to slowdown my car to avoid hitting him. I gave him a prolonged hoot and in return he showed me his middle finger and went along unbeknown to him that I cound have run him over.

    This may y be minor offence. But this kind of behaviour is replecatd all over in so-called middlecalss residential areas by educated people all the time . They park their car behind yous blocking your way and when you hoot for him to remove his car he will shout to you from the cash counter ” you cannot see ah, I am paying the bill and will remove my car after I have finished”

    If I go on all of us will get sick. I am at a lost and do not know where to start. I only hope that in my remaining day I do not get into a confrontation with these irresponsible people.

    I do not know to whom I have to convey this. I hope that those responsible will read this blog and do whatever they can before it is too late.

  18. #18 by Godfather on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 9:52 pm

    The MACC head is an abject failure. The IGP has lost control of crime prevention. The AG’s Chambers have not had any successful high profile prosecutions. The judges have written gobbledegook judgments that are laughable.

    Najib to have any success ? Not unless and until he changes all the characters mentioned above.

  19. #19 by johnnypok on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 10:05 pm

    He still owe the nation an apology for threatening to bath his kris with Chinese blood.

    He has yet to admit that he was the lover of Altantuya

  20. #20 by negarawan on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 10:14 pm

    What has Najib done in the first 100 days? He came up with slogans without any substance and sincerity, Performance Now and 1Malaysia. He worsened the already poor national education system by cancelling PPSMI. He lost a few by-elections in a row. I think Rosemary need to consult more powerful bomohs

  21. #21 by vsp on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:03 pm

    I agree with all the well-deserved criticisms against Najib. Najib has no choice but to do it or he dies. He has control of the media and all apparatus of the government; he is engaging a savvy foreign PR firm (of course not his own or UMNO’s money) to carry out his spin doctoring and he is following the script religiously for the time being. Many do agree these are merely publicity stunts, but if he can hold on a bit longer and be patient he might just carry the plot and win the day. These the Pakatan have to be mindful and not be slothful and be still basking in their success.

    One of the things that I am very worried about Pakatan is their frequent and crazy idiosyncrasies of shooting themselves in the foot. They are so busy fighting among themselves that they have forgotten about the people who have placed high hopes on them to perform. Little napoleans are getting petty and fighting for their own turf. Aren’t these characteristics that are abhorrent to the people against the opposition for years still persist among the Pakatan after they are given a golden opportunity to prove themselves? If the Pakatan’s little napoleans are still very liberal in their ineptitude I am afraid they will score their own goal and make Najib a winner again.

    Pakatan be serious and get down to work – fast. Anwar must lead and nurture the nascent coalition and not leave the little napoleans to their own devices. Forget the grand plots that lead to nowhere. Do the repairs fast or be damn.

  22. #22 by imranj78 on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:05 pm

    Honestlty speaking, Najib has done far better in his first 100 days compared to how PR did in Selangor, Perak and Penang in your first 100 days. While it is within your right to criticize to gain political mileage, one would expect you to check out your own backyard first before making such wild, inaccurate accusations. And oh yes please don’t make excuses for PR’s non performance (yes we have heard far far enough of this).

    I do agree on the crime though. More serious steps must be taken!

  23. #23 by ekompute on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:16 pm

    LKS: “Today’s basket of goodies, with promises of more to come, have not been able however to duplicate the national euphoria and feel good atmosphere which former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had been able to conjure up in his First 100 Days without any Hundred-Day gimmicks and goodies whatsoever.”

    Hmmm… I wonder why LKS seems to admire Abdullah so much. Can’t you see that Najib is a much much more effective Prime Minister than Abdullah? To me, I give Abdullah zero marks for service, and 100 marks for disservice to the nation.

    P/S: Seems like the old layout is so much easier to use than this one.

  24. #24 by a2a on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:28 pm

    UMNO/BN have lied to us Malaysian over 5 decade.

    The best security you should do is the change the government to PR.

    All these sweet talks could be a big lies who waiting their race to grow and then threaten you with switching back to racial issue.

    If they are sincere ink it black and white in constitution else it is a temporary sweet lies with no secure.

  25. #25 by limkamput on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:37 pm

    undergrad2, just admit it, how much do they pay you? It is sad to see a talent loosing his soul.

  26. #26 by DemoCrazyman on Saturday, 11 July 2009 - 11:41 pm

    •The prevention of crime;
    •The fight against corruption;

    Does that mean there will be a new state election for Perak very soon?

  27. #27 by limkamput on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 12:05 am

    limkamput :Many things in the world, including social sciences, are governed by theoretical underpinnings. Can a corrupted party saddled with colossal vested interests capable of reforming itself? Theoretically, it cannot happen. The party must come to its inevitable end.

    This is what I meant when I said a corrupted party is not capable of reform. See the latest proposal to give discount on the use of toll roads. We just have to face reality. Toll operators and concession holders are more important to UMNO than Malaysians. Why 20 per cent discount is given only for motorists using tolled roads more than 80 times a month? How many really use toll roads more than 80 times a month when the average working day per month is less than 30. The PM really has lousy advisors. I am prepared to wager with anyone here that this proposal is going to backfire right into his face.

  28. #28 by anna brella on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 1:57 am

    Being a simple cynical sort of a specimen, I’m only prepared to even contemplate bothering to listen to NAR if he can do the following:

    1.Bring civil defamation suits against all those locally and internationally who have accused him of involvement in a very high profile murder case and so cast aspersions on his personal reputation and standing.

    2.Heed the Royal Commission’s recommendations on the IPCMC and get the new IGP to sack all corrupt police personnel, try those who are criminals and re-train or replace all incompetent personnel.

    3.Set up a JAC with the draconian power to vet all current personnel in the Judiciary, sack corrupt judges and lawyers, try those who are criminals and re-train or replace incompetent ones.

    4.Begin the general national clean-up by getting MACC to start off with sending some high-profile corrupted fraudsters and criminals to the courts for fair trial and sentencing (by the by now new and competent judges).

    5.Get the new AG to repeal all abusive unjust undemocratic excrement masquerading as “laws” in the nation’s statute-book.

    6.Apologise to the nation for past mistakes, errors and cover-ups and for insulting the intelligence of Malaysians and offer to resign if he cannot win a vote of confidence taken in parliament if that is what the majority of the electorate wants.

    7.Lastly, NAR to deliver the coup de grace to Altantuyaa Shaariibuugiin’s troubled soul and troubled family by promising them to re-open the case for a re-examination so that justice can be done and seen to be done to enable their minds and AS’s soul to finally rest in peace.
    (And to digress in memory of the murdered and C4-ed Altantuyaa I dedicate this link to a song written by Sonny Bono and originally sung by Cher which was also covered by Nancy Sinatra as in this version: )

  29. #29 by haveaview2 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 2:37 am

    SORRY, last 100 days.. no real impact, as far as we can see..

  30. #30 by ctc537 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 8:33 am

    I wonder why PM Najib has seldom reminded the people to work hard, live honestly and caring for one another if our country is to achieve developed nation status by the year 2020. All the things that he mentioned in his speech are nothing new, just the necessary measures needed to take to alleviate the rakyat’s economic hardship. Like every bad habit, corruption is easy to become widespread but it will take generations to reduce it to acceptable level. How is it possible for PM Najib to successfully fight corruption within his tenure of office or even within hi lifetime? Quality education? I don’t understand why our leaders, including the PM himself, boast that our education system is one of the best in the world, yet the THE university rankings of our universities are all ranked outside the top 300 list.
    It’s only 100 days, and people shouldn’t jump into the concluion that finally we have found the one PM who would change the fate of our country for the better.

  31. #31 by Godfather on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 8:57 am

    Another round of promises by the new guy, with lots of spin provided by his MSM advisors but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. How can anyone succeed (with all these objectives) with the same cast of characters who have failed for the past 35 years is beyond me. Maybe Najib is hoping that those simpletons living in the rural areas will buy the spin put out by the mainstream press.

  32. #32 by Godfather on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 9:00 am

    What’s with Undergrad2 ? He disappeared for a few months, assumed a new nick (according to Limkamput), got thrashed or banned, and is now back with his old nick. Conspiracy theorists will say that the ever efficient Malaysia Special Branch got to him on the west coast and turned him into an agent provocateur.

  33. #33 by taiking on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 10:21 am

    The stage is up and the backdrop is ready. This time the crack contractor was not engaged. The event is well choereograhed and well rehearsed.

    The grand master of money politics swung into action.

    Money politics officially nationalised.

    Fool and umno supporters clapping and cheering away.

  34. #34 by freehand68 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 1:02 pm

    i just read an article posted at from blogger

    can anyone share????????????????????

  35. #35 by k1980 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 1:39 pm

    umno’s tuans has been telling the rakyat that the country never have it so good. Can it explain the following?

    Singapore has three times our GDP per capita. The GDP per capita of Taiwan and South Korea are 2.5 times and double ours respectively. Before the NEP’s introduction in 1970, the four countries were at parity.

  36. #36 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 1:56 pm

    We know crime and judicial reform should be the two biggest issue BUT all evidence suggest Malaysian are incapable of holding their elected leaders accountable for it as top priority.

    It is clear the number 1 on voters mind is still economics and it appear still a very distant number 1 because the man has achieved little. Its just more that the expectation was so low in the first place that what little he has done is given credit.

    What is happening is not only a test of Najib but a test of Malaysian as well. Are we that pathetic as to accept so little in the short term when almost nothing has been achieved structurallly in the long term? Can we rise to our own demands that we supposedly want of our leaders?

  37. #37 by Lee HS on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 2:53 pm

    We have been taught in schools that “divide we fall, unite we stand”. Yet our politicians deliberately ignore this wisdom.

    If we continue the UMNO way of racilism and divisionism, we will fall and fall miserably.

    We have no more hope to regain our glory. Other ASEAN countries will move ahead of us becuase of our leadership stupidity.

  38. #38 by the reds on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 2:55 pm

    It is very obvious that Najib is trying to rescue his PM image by showering us many promises. To tackle crimes, Najib definitely need to replace current IGP with a new fair IGP.

  39. #39 by freehand68 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 3:28 pm

    Can anyone give comment with refer to serious allegation posted at made agaisnt Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng? I am really wonder what would LKE said if such allegation is not baseless

  40. #40 by James on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 3:35 pm

    YB Lim

    Thank you for your impassioned plea to save us from the relentless & deteriorating crimes situation. Najis is not going to do ONE bit to heed your sincere plea.

    Becoz he will be prosecuted and be made to face the music if he allows rightful justice to take place & so will all his goons. The plundering of Malaysia is too good to stop for these “white-collar criminals”. Still I must implore you to continue with your efforts so that the rakyat one day will come to its senses………

  41. #41 by dawsheng on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 3:43 pm

    freehand68, as Pakatan Rakyat supporters we do not trust completely the leaders we voted into office, we keep an eye on them. Yes, there will be many allegations of corruptions and abuses of power hurled against Pakatan leaders from now on, but we will make sure they answer only to us. If all these allegations are true the truths will surface one day when the shits hit the fan, but that the doesn’t mean that we will have to give our vote back to BN.

  42. #42 by Loh on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 4:14 pm

    The Japanese believe in appointing the right person to the position while the Americans are more concerned with getting the institution right, with check and balance. The absolute monarchs of the past were efficient but democratic system of government of modern ages proved that peace and security are better maintained. Indeed the best man for the job lasts as long as his tenure, while the wrong person destroys the institution during his term. Institutions with check and balance outlive good or bad persons selected for the job.

    The fact that the Malaysian police did not perform their duties to the satisfaction of the citizens gave rise to the establishment of Royal Commission of enquiry to address the problems. The Royal Commissions have made 125 recommendations, and the most important of that was the establishment of IPCMC. AAB and his Cabinet agreed to establish IPCMC, but Kerismuddin, the UMNO Youth Chief of the time joined the police force to oppose it. The government nevertheless spent RM 9 billion to selectively implement all those goodies included in it but not the total package.

    The BN government now cannot know more and do better than following the recommendations of the Royal Commission in preventing crime. Unless Najib has the political will to implement the 125 recommendations in full, whatever new measures he is about to introduce in the name of preventing crime would have ulterior motives other than what he says he wanted to achieve. BN government has a long list of good objectives over the past 52 years. They have shown unique capability of performing evil deeds for political reasons in pursuing the announced good objectives. Najib has the inclination to do the same thing. Appointing the person who opposed IPCMC to take charge of Home Ministry which cannot claim to do its proper job without IPCMC says a lot. But what was certain, fighting crime was not the top priority of the Ministry.

    Tengku Razaleigh has come out to explain for the first time that NEP was not meant to promote Ketuanan Melayu. Would Najib get his UMNO supreme council member to study the speech of Tengku Razaleigh, and his Cabinet Ministry to review and remove government regulations which have wrongly introduced race under the aegis of NEP? To begin with, he should remove house-price discount for Bumiputras, which was based solely on race, practiced by housing developers under government instruction. If it was the intention of introducing a mixture of races in certain housing developments, the requirement for reserving certain percentages of the units for all races would be preferred. After a period of launching the projects, be it six months or a year, the quota should be removed. A different selling price for the same type of housing units can only be taken to mean that the people of different races are unequal. It goes directly against the concept of equality of races as prescribed in the constitution. Owning houses has nothing to do with economic function as envisaged under NEP. It can at best be a concrete example of the government intention to divide and rule, giving advantage to some of the population based on race, with the other population based on race again to bear the burden to footing the bill for the pampered group.

  43. #43 by mendela on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Najis is trying hard to ask Obama to visit KL b4 or after the APEC meeting due this year end in S’pore.
    Obama will not accept such invitation. Obama will pick real free country to visit, like Indonesia and Thailand!

  44. #44 by ekompute on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Limkamput says: “See the latest proposal to give discount on the use of toll roads… Why 20% discount is given only for motorists using tolled roads more than 80 times a month? How many really use toll roads more than 80 times a month when the average working day per month is less than 30. The PM really has lousy advisors.”

    Well, I think they did thought that 80 times out very carefully. This is called the art of giving without actually giving. Hardly anyone will qualify so the cost of giving is practically zero. By the way, I am giving a million US dollars to anyone who can jump down from the top of the Petronas Twin Towers without any safety device and still survive. Any takers? (Do I have one million? No, I don’t and I don’t need to.)

  45. #45 by freehand68 on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 4:57 pm

    dawsheng, but that allegation is so serious which posted on malaysiakini and view by thousands, if LKE really stress on CAT especially the part of accountability and tranparency, he should inevitably prove to the world that he has done nothing wrong, some may perceive LKE is guilty until proven innocent. Why let the rumours fly and mess thing up unnecessarily, it serve no good purpose at all to remain in silence. LKE might set a bad precedent for remain silence and BN might copy and found excuses to react the same way pertain to all sort of accusations throw toward them.

  46. #46 by All For The Road on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 5:15 pm

    I suggest why don’t YB LKS run a poll in his blog here on whether the IGP should be given an extension again on his present post, just as our former PM Tun Mahathir Mohamad has started a poll in his blog on whether the PPSMI policy should be scrapped and abolished effective 2012.

    Such a survey will indicate how popular and effective the present IGP is!

  47. #47 by Godfather on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 6:14 pm

    “As somebody whose father comes from Africa I am pleased this visit has been particularly meaningful for me.” Barack Obama on his visit to Ghana.

    Do you think UMNO leaders would readily admit that they have Indian blood or Pakistani blood or Javanese blood or Chinese blood coursing through their veins ?

    Do you think Mamakthir would say “speaking as the grandson of an Indian immigrant to this country….” or Badawi would say “speaking as the grandson of a Hainanese immigrant to this country….” or Khir Toyo would say “…as the son of a Javanese immigrant….”.

    Nope. These guys masqerade their true heritage because they need to have their Ketuanan policy in place. It means that we are all immigrants but they are not. It means that they can be annointed leaders, but others can’t.

    Najib’s 1Malaysia is doomed to fail because he can’t even address this basic issue of equal rights for all.

  48. #48 by HJ Angus on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 8:47 pm

    Once you get into the “Ketuanan Club” you must religiously disown all your outside links.
    Otherwise those Orang Asli may wonder why you are being driven about in that sleek Mercedes or Maserati while they still don’t have running water or electricity.

  49. #49 by HJ Angus on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 9:13 pm

    Speaking of crime, it seems ministers can go about committing such acts with impunity.

  50. #50 by SpeakUp on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 9:19 pm

    How will we be able to have a good police force when this happened:

    I was sitting with one of the DAP members, this person is pretty high enough but not high to be MP or ADUN la. This person was chatting and tells me that he/she always speeds on the North-South Highway and always has RM50 handly for the police. He/she says RM50 is enough.

    So tell me … how la? Looks like police are corrupt … most of the public willingly pays too to save money. Maybe LKS needs to look at the root of problems before he shoots his mouth. Changing the IGP and the PM and the AG will not change things.

    Malaysians have to change! Not just the politicians.

    Today driving around PJ I realise how filthy PJ is and its EVERYWHERE, why? Because we as Malaysian just could not care less and we litter. This is not the council’s fault but Malaysians.

    Will Malaysians change? Dang, I still carry a plastic bag in my car all these years.

  51. #51 by ktteokt on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 9:19 pm

    With all the propaganda complete with videos on the web showing police brutality in police stations, what more has our present IGP got to say? And what happened to the two recent confirmed cases of death in police custody? Seemed like they have quietened down. Maybe pay off the aggrieved families amicably?

  52. #52 by chengho on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 10:51 pm

    uncle Kit,

    any candidate other than lge?…

  53. #53 by a2a on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 11:14 pm

    What do you mean any candidate?

    Anyone can be candidate if he want to.

    Maybe except you because you have no balls…..hah

    You better go home to sleep don’t try to come here and disturbe…if you are not helpful here

  54. #54 by a2a on Sunday, 12 July 2009 - 11:18 pm


    You better go home to sleep don’t try to come here and disturbe here with your silly words…if you are not helpful here

  55. #55 by limbilly on Monday, 13 July 2009 - 2:04 am

    True enough, all the political play that Najib done to divert the attention of the public from the scandals, crimes, graft and cases that yet been answered.

    The Judicial commission and the subsequent previous ACA (now MACC) investigation, seems to be quiet down.

    What has happened to cases of the Immigration Directors on graft?

    Why was the PKFZ, is so slow?

    But to my honest opinion, the MACC shall only answers to the Parliment, never to a PM.

    BN is the pillar of the money politics because of UMNO.

  56. #56 by SpeakUp on Monday, 13 July 2009 - 9:57 am

    Chengho … you are right, LGE would make a ‘lousy’ candidate, if he were to be IGP then all the police will not be able to have their daily coffee, also no more daily exercises flexing their biceps out on Indian detainees etc. Yeah …LGE would be a lousy candidate la …

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