Archive for July 5th, 2018

The opening session of the 14th Parliament in ten days’ time should confirm that Malaysia has embarked on the re-building of a New Malaysia with various historic parliamentary reforms and decisions

The opening session in ten days’ time of the 14th Parliament elected on May 9, 2018 should confirm Malaysia has embarked on the re-building of a New Malaysia with various historic parliamentary reforms and decisions.

The Malaysian Spring of May 9, 2018 should not end up as disastrously as the Arab Spring, and that is why the first meetin of the 14th Parliament from July 16 – August 16, 2018 is very important and crucial in laying the foundation stones for a New Malaysia.

Two weeks after the adjournment of Parliament will be the 61st National Day anniversary on August 31, 2018 while a fortnight later on Sept. 16, will be the 55th Malaysia Day anniversary celebration – and both events are historic occasions for the new Pakatan Harapan government to showcase what is in store for Malaysians to start anew the nation-building process to achieve the Malaysian Dream for the Malaysia to be a world top class nation and not a basket case of a nation hurtling down the trajectory towards a failed, rogue, kakistocratic and kleptocratic state. Read the rest of this entry »

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I cry not for Najib, I cry for Malaysia

Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is entitled to a fair and objective hearing in his trial over criminal breach of trust and abuse of power involving $42 million linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd – although this was denied to many during Najib’s premiership, especially Teoh Beng Hock. Ahmad Sarbarni Mohamad, A. Kugan, S. Balamurugam or Atltantunya Shaariibuu.

Two wrongs do not make a right, and I welcome the public assurance given by the Attorney-General Tommy Thomas that Najib will be given a fair trial and accorded due process in his criminal cases.

I welcome in particular the respect accorded to Najib by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in allowing Najib to wear his own attire in court instead of having to don the orange-coloured MACC lock-up uniform and to be in court without handcuff.

This courtesy and respect should not be limited to Najib but should be extended to all persons regardless of their station. Read the rest of this entry »