Archive for September 11th, 2017

Nation grieves at the passing of Sultan of Kedah, who was twice Yang di Pertuan Agong

The nation grieves at the passing of the Sultan of Kedah, who made history for being twice the Yang di Pertuan Agong of the country.

When I first entered Parliament in February 1971 when Parliament was reconvened after being suspended for 21 months after the 1969 general election, Sultan Abdul Halim was the Yang di Pertuan Agong from 1970 to 1975. He served his second term as Yang di Pertuan Agong more than three decades later from 2011 to 2016.

Sultan Abdul Halim endeared himself to the nation as the people’s King.

The nation and people are in deep bereavement over Sultan Abdul Halim’s passing.

(Media Statement in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 11th September 2017)

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Challenge to Najib to prove he is true democrat: declare he would peacefully and democratically transfer power to Pakatan Harapan if voters in Malaysian voters in 14GE decide on change of government in Putrajaya and that there won’t be riots or any declaration of emergency

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has written a most extraordinary and unprecedented article on his blog entitled “Malaysia’s Record of Democracy and Free Speech is Strong” clearly with two objectives:

Firstly, on the eve of his visit to the White House and meeting with US President Trump, to burnish his credentials as a true democrat and advocate of free speech. Najib’s strategic advisers regard Trump’s invitation to Najib as a “coup” and a great national honour for Najib and Malaysia, especially in the run-up to the 14GE. This however is not universally shared by Malaysians who regard Najib’s White House visit as a “national humiliation and shame” as Najib would be visiting the White House under the cloud of the infamy of a kleptocrat and “MO1” – both branded by the US government through its Department of Justice (DOJ).

Secondly, to take the opportunity to demonise and launch a bitter attack against Pakatan Harapan and its leaders, as well as critics of the Najib administration, for the American audience, to paint the picture of the Najib administration unfairly under attack and even “siege” by undemocratic opponents.

Najib is riled by the bad publicity in the US media over his visit to the White House, but who is responsible for such press in the American media? Read the rest of this entry »

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