Archive for July 24th, 2017

Najib’s ‘Global Movement of Moderates’ is a failure

Athena Angel
24th July 2017
The Malaysian Insight

SEVEN years after its creation, Najib’s Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) has been spectacularly unsuccessful— being neither global, a movement nor moderate.

At the Najib-sponsored GMM Foundation’s, there are also no mission or vision statements, no quantitative or qualitative targets to reach, no quarterly or annual progress reports, and no financial reports to show how GMM is spending Malaysian taxpayers’ money.

It attempted to start a journal with the purpose to “encourage and stimulate serious thinking about aspects of moderation in public policy and related issues of current public interest,” but is still stuck on Volume 1, Number 1, 2014. The foundation’s last newsletter was also published in 2012.

Instead, GMM’s primary purpose seems to be the financing of its CEO Mat Isa to rub shoulders with high-level international dignitaries, shake hands, deliver a couple of half-hearted speeches, sign some non-committal memoranda of understanding where nothing and not much else happens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pribumi Bersatu is more Malaysian than UMNO, as former wants Malays to unite and work with other citizens as Malaysians, while the latter wants Malaysians to remain Malays, Chinese and Indians and is even trying to polarize the next elections as a battle between the Malays and Chinese

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Chairman Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s statement yesterday that his party cannot offer the DAP to use its logo as Bersatu must remain a Malay party if the DAP is de-registered which would render the party’s parliamentary and state assembly candidates unable to use the Rocket logo is being exploited by many quarters against the DAP.

Mahathir defended his stance as necessary in order to appeal to the Malay electorate.

He argued that Harapan’s past approach under its predecessor Pakatan Rakyat in 2013 failed to gain sufficient Malay support.

He said: “Whether we like it or not, the Malays are still very communal, which was why they are supporting Umno.

“If they see a multi-racial party, they will not support it. They (Pakatan Rakyat) got a lot of support from the Chinese but little Malay support and without it, you can’t win.”
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Pakatan Harapan would have to achieve two political tsunamis in the 14GE to save Malaysia and to start the country’s journey as a normal democratic country

It was one week of political turmoil for UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers but one week of awakened new hope, confidence and expectation for Malaysians who want political change to save Malaysia from sliding down the trajectory of a failed and a rogue state.

UMNO/BN political leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers never expected that the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council meeting on July 14 would achieve the impossible, not only deciding on the new Pakatan Harapan structure, logo and leadership line-up but in effect announcing the Mahathir-Anwar reconciliation after almost two decades of political enmity.

This caused consternation among UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers who had hewn to the propaganda script of lies, fake news and false information about DAP leaders being the puppet-masters pulling the leaders of other Pakatan Harapan leaders, like Mohamad Sabu, Rafizi Ramli, Nurul Izzah, Wan Azizah, Anwar Ibrahim, Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr. Mahathir Mohamdd on the puppet strings, doing the DAP leaders’ every beck and call.

This was why the Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak reacted to the new political scenario post-Pakatan Harapan announcement by trying to champion the DAP, demanding to know the reason for the absence of the DAP leaders among the top three Pakatan Harapan leaders and whether the DAP had been sidelined and marginalized.

But after a week of confusion, chaos and consternation about the UMNO/BN propaganda script that should be used against the DAP and Pakatan Harapan, the UMNO/BN “masters” reverted to the old propaganda script, as illustrated by the speech of the Wanita UMNO Chief, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in Gelang Patah that Tun Dr. Mahathir’s appointment as chairman of Pakatan Harapan was a mere “drama” staged by DAP “to obscure the Malay voters’ eyes from seeing truth” and that “Lim Kit Siang is hiding at the back” but the “real de facto leader for Pakatan Harapan”. Read the rest of this entry »

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