Archive for March 2nd, 2017

The 29 days left in March 2017 must be regarded as the most important 29 days to “Save Democracy” and “Save Malaysia” to get over four million unregistered eligible voters to register on the electoral roll so that they could vote in the forthcoming 14GE

The 14th General Election is getting nearer as it is expected to be held this year, whether in July or more likely in September this year.

31st March 2017 is likely to be last date for eligible voters who have not registered on the electoral roll to register as voters, or they will miss the chance to vote in the 14GE if held this year.

The majority of Malaysian voters wanted a change of Federal Government in Putrajaya in the 13th General Elections on May 5, 2013, but they missed the opportunity to bring about the first change of Federal government in Malaysian electoral history because the electoral system was so unfair and undemocratic that with 47% of the popular votes cast, the UMNO/Barisan Nasional coalition was able to win 60 per cent of the parliamentary seats and Datuk Seri Najib Razak could become the first minority Prime Minister (with support only from minority of the popular vote) in the nation’s history.

All Malaysian organisations, not only political parties, should assume the national and patriotic duty to launch a voters’ registration drive in the next 29 days so that everyone can take part in the process to determine the nation’s future, including whether to change the Federal Government in Putrajauya – replacing the UMNO/Barisan coalition with Pakatan Harapan and Bersatu coalition – in the 14GE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Prime Minister Najib to honour his pledge by personally intervening and resolving the unethical and cruel 24-hour halt of supplies to 750,000 pensioners of medicines and medical equipment by private provider OratisRx

When launching the Government Pensioners’ Foundation in April 2015, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak told the pensioners to “come to me if you need help”.

This is the time for the Najib to honour his pledge to the 750,000 pensioners by personally intervening and resolving the unethical and cruel 24-hour halt of supplies of medicines and medical equipment to pensioners by private provider, OratisRx Sdn. Bhd.

As former Aliran President, P. Ramakrishnan has described it, pensioners were hit with a thunder-bolt with the sudden announcement that no more medicine will be supplied for them by Oratis Services Sdn Bhd, the JPA-appointed company. Oratis had been supplying the medicine to all pensioners throughout the country since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Khaled Nordin go on leave as Mentri Besar like Abdul Latif as Exco member as he cannot be unaware that Abdul Latif’s son was living well beyond his means?

All eyes are now on Johor, not only on the Johor State Assembly which is to meet next Thursday but whether the Johor Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin will go on leave like State Executive Councillor Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi whose son, Ahmad Fauzan and special officer Muhammad Idzuan Jamalluddin had been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for a multi-million ringgit scandal involving kickbacks in the conversion of bumiputra housing lots to non-bumiputra lots.

This is because Johor was the state which produced the nation’s three foremost champions for public integrity. It will be a sad day if Johor which had produced the nation’s three greatest warriors against corruption should end up as a kleptocratic state like Sabah.

Who are the trio? They were the first and third UMNO Presidents, Datuk Onn Jaafar and his son, Tun Hussein Onn, who was also the third Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Lesser known is Tun Dr. Ismail Abdul Rahman, the “third man” in Malaysian history, after Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Razak.

As recorded in Ooi Kee Beng’s biography of Tun Ismail, “The Reluctant Politician”, Ismail made an important contribution to the nation in the setting up of the Anti-Corruption Agency, the predecessor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

There is in fact a Tun Ismail Hall in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) in memory of Tun Ismail’s commitment to combat corruption.

Ismail led the anti-graft Cabinet Committee, which tabled the motion in Parliament for the setting up of the Anti-Corruption Agency on 12th April 1967. As recounted in Ooi Kee Beng’s biography, this is what Robert Kuok, “sugar king” and a confidante of Ismail, said: “You would say, in Confucian terms, that he was a man who led a very correct life, a man of the highest integrity.”

Should Khaled Nordin go on leave as Mentri Besar like Abdul Latif as Exco member? Read the rest of this entry »

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