Archive for February 23rd, 2018

Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low, MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad and the 20-odd members of the five bodies which monitor the MACC should collectively resign over their dismal failure highlighted by TI CPI 2017 which saw Malaysia plunge to lowest TI CPI ranking in 23 years – 62 out of 180 countries with TPI score of 47/100

What balderdash!

This is the only proper reaction to the ridiculous claim by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Pau Low, that the string of high-profile arrests over the past year is the likely cause for Malaysia’s drop in rankings on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

This is totally contradictory to the assessment by the Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President, Datuk Akhbar Satar that Malaysia’s TI CPI ranking would have gone lower below No. 62 out of 180 countries “if not because of the MACC aggressiveness in conducting investigation and making arrests to deter corruption in the country”.

The Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad came out from “hiding” to say he was “shocked” by the results because it did not reflect MACC’s aggressive approach towards combatting graft.

I am shocked that Dzulkifli is shocked by the TI CPI 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Everyday produces more proofs that UMNO/BN coalition arming itself with two new weapons for the 14th General Elections

Everyday, we are seeing more proofs that the UMNO/BN coalition is arming itself with two new weapons for the 14th General Elections – fake news and corruption.

Najib and the UMNO/Barisan Nasional coalition are the worst culprits in concocting and peddling fake news and false information, but the UMNO/BN strategists and propagandists want to weaponise the fake news issues with new legislation and mechanism purportedly to combat fake news, but whose real purpose is to harass and persecute Pakatan Harapan leaders and supporters over fake news allegations while giving the UMNO/BN leaders and supporters immunity and impunity for the fake news they concoct and disseminate against Pakatan Harapan.

The attack launched by UMNO/BN cybertroops on the social media posting a fake photo of Muslim Pakatan Harapan leaders eating at a table where pork is served is one recent example.

The photo shows state PH chief Mukhriz Mahathir and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu eating at a table where a roast suckling pig could be seen.

The Facebook user posted the photo on Tuesday, captioned: “Nak undi Cina punya pasal sehingga sanggup makan babi. #Undi Pas.” (Because they want Chinese votes, they would even eat pork. #Vote PAS.)

This is fake news, as the sucking pig had been photoshopped, and this could be easily proven when compared to the original photograph. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th General Election will be quinoa vs rice; clean government vs kleptocracy; and Najib vs people of Malaysia

First of all, I want to make a confession.

Until the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s live session on the 2018 Budget at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi yesterday, I had never heard of quinoa – in fact, I did not even know that quinoa existed.

I have to ask around whether they knew anything about quinoa when I was informed of Najib’s speech, where he revealed that he does not eat rice, but eat quinoa, which was introduced to him by his son, explaining that quinoa was the staple food of the Inca people which was planted 3,000 years ago – protein-based, has less carbohydrate and less sugar, so better and healthier than rice.

DAP MP for Segambut, Lim Lip Seng, was the first to react publicly, criticising Najib for being out of touch with the plight of Malaysians

Malaysiakini’s check with Tesco’s online shop revealed that a 250-gram packet of Love Earth Organic Quinoa cost RM14.79, which means 10kg would cost RM591.60. However, a 10kg packet of Jasmine Super Special (five percent broken rice) cost RM25.85. Read the rest of this entry »

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