Archive for June, 2019

RM270 million 1MDB civil forfeiture suits against 41 individuals and groups a good and great start by Latheefa Koya as MACC Chief

The RM270 million 1MDB civil forfeiture suits against 41 local individuals and groups is a good and great start by Latheefa Koya as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief.

This is the largest forfeiture action in the nation’s history, caused by the dispersal to the 41 respondents from former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal AmBank account.

The immediate response by the acting UMNO president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan that UMNO will fight the civil forfeiture suits in court is showing to Malaysians the real kleptocratic colours of UMNO, that the curse of kleptocracy is not just the transgressions of one person but the fault of the entire UMNO leadership – and even the previous Cabinet!

Is Mohamad Hassan and the UMNO leadership claiming that the 1MDB scandal, which is being investigated in 10 countries, and for which banks in foreign countries had been fined and closed and bankers in foreign countries had been convicted of money-laundering crimes and imprisoned, was just a figment of imagination of the MACC?

As out of the RM270 million civil forfeiture suits, RM212 million (78.5 percent) was sought from Umno divisions, is the UMNO leadership prepared now to admit to the reality of the 1MDB scandal which made Malaysia a global kleptocracy and declare how it is prepared to co-operate with the anti-corruption authorities to purge Malaysia of the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of the 1MDB global kleptocracy?
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Sinister conspirators and cybertroopers working overtime again, churning out lies and falsehoods including the perpetual “motion of no confidence” against Mahathir for the forthcoming July Parliament

Has there been any positive news in the past week?

It’s not all doom and gloom in undoubtedly the worst week of the Pakatan Harapan government since the historic decision of the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

One positive news in the past week was that Universiti Malaya (UM) has made a giant leap up the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020, and is now ranked 70 in the latest edition of the international university rankings – an impressive 17 spot climb up from 87 last year.

This is the highest position the university has been at since the rankings began in 2004.

Of course I agree that university rankings are not the be-all and end-all for universities, as rankings should not be the sole focus of universities in pursuing excellence.

Universities should not be too obsessed with university rankings as there are legitimate criticisms about the assessment and glamorisation of university rankings.

There is no pride in being a highly-ranked university if the graduates lack integrity and integrity problems like plagiarism are rife and rampant. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for an international inquiry into Morsi’s death, whether he had been denied basic medical care while in prison

There should be an international inquiry into the death of former Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi during a court hearing, to investigate whether Egypt’s first democratically elected president in July 2012 after the Arab Spring uprising, had been denied basic medical care while in prison.

The international community should hold the Egyptian government responsible for Morsi’s death if an impartial, thorough and transparent international inquiry establishes that the death was the result of the failure of the authorities to provide necessary medical care to Morsi.

Human Rights Watch has pointed to a report that it had written two years earlier, which described the “cruel and inhumane” treatment Morsi had received in detention.

It detailed “appalling conditions” that led to Morsi losing weight, fainting, and experiencing a diabetic coma.

Amnesty International has also called for an investigation surrounding Morsi’s sudden death and the conditions he had faced in prison.

The international human rights inquiry should investigate into various reports over the years that Morsi had been mistreated and tortured in jail, apart from the allegations by Morsi’s son, Ahmad, about the “severe deterioration” of his father’s health in prison, which had been “ignored” by the Egyptian authorities.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Tuesday, 18th June 2019)

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Rise above “gutter politics” and unite all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region to build a Malaysia which is a top world-class nation

I was struck by three media reports yesterday.

Firstly, a Reuters report about the terrible humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, once one of the 20 richest countries in the world and the richest in Latin America with free education and free medical services for her citizens but now a poor, backward, broken and bankrupt state!

This Reuters special report was about eight-month pregnant hair-dresser Maroly Bastardo’s forbidding choices in a nation whose economy had collapsed.

Give birth in Venezuela, where newborns are dying at alarming rates in shortage-plagued maternity wards. Or board a crowded smuggler’s boat bound for Trinidad, the largest of two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago where her husband had landed there in February, found work and beckoned her to join him.

Neither Bastardo or two of her children with her could swim. Barely three weeks earlier, 27 people had gone missing after a migrant boat went down in the narrow stretch of water separating Venezuela from Trinidad. The 20-kilometer strait, known for its treacherous currents, is nicknamed the Dragon’s Mouths.

But the 19-year old hairdresser was determined. On May 16, she and the kids packed into an aging fishing vessel along with 31 other people, including three relatives of her husband.

The craft, the Ana Maria, never arrived. No migrants or wreckage have been found. Read the rest of this entry »

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Haziq sex video is the greatest challenge to Pakatan Harapan since the 14th General Election and PH leaders must unite to forge ahead and not to be derailed from the New Malaysia agenda

For four days, the country has been agog, haunted and hounded by the Haziq sex video implicating a minister, which demonstrates its potency to destroy the Pakatan Harapan coalition and derail the PH’s New Malaysia agenda.

There is no doubt that the Haziq sex video is the greatest challenge to Pakatan Harapan since the 14th General Election in May last year and PH leaders must unite to forge ahead and not to be derailed from the New Malaysia agenda.

Are Malaysians to save Malaysia on 9th May 2018 in the 14th General Election from the trajectory of a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state only to allow the Haziq sex video to destroy the unique “Save Malaysia” mission a year later?

The new Inspector-General of Police, Hamid Badar has asked for time to determine whether the Haziq sex video is authentic or not as the police had not obtained any leads yet on the authenticity of the sex video clips.

Malaysians must trust the police under a new Inspector-General of Police to carry out its duties independently, fairly and in a trustworthy manner to investigate the Haziq sex videos and the masterminds behind Haziq although they might have doubts about the role of the police under previous IGPs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former Attorney-General Apandi and former Inspector-General of Police Khalid should be investigated for their role in the “Week of Long Knives July/August 2015” to establish the important principle of the supremacy of Rukunegara which must be respected by all key top officials

The former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali and the former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should be investigated for the role in the infamous “Week of Long Knives July/August 2015” to establish the important principle of the supremacy of Rukunegara which must be respected by all key top officials.

Three key principles of Rukunegara, namely loyalty to King and Country, the supremacy of the Constitution and the Rule of Law, were undermined and assaulted in the “Week of Long Knives July/August 2015”, causing a great damage to the system of parliamentary democracy in the country.

This was the only occasion when the 2012 amendment to the Penal Code to create a new section 124B to a create a new offence that anyone carrying out , by any means, directly or indirectly, “any activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy” could be jailed to 20 years would have applied on all fours, but instead of invocation of Section 124B of the Penal Code against the principals undermining parliamentary democracy, these principals were allowed to “run riot’ in their conspiracy to undermine the supremacy of Rukunegara.

It is the undermining of these key Rukunegara principles during the “Week of Long Knives July/August 2015” which led to Malaysia suffering the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of being condemned by the world as a global kleptocracy.

Malaysia must be respected by the world for our integrity but in those infamous years, we were condemned by the world for our kleptocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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A MACC report had been lodged by a former anti-corruption agency officer in January 2016 against Apandi as the then Attorney-General for clearing the then Prime Minister Najib of corruption charges but to date, no action had been taken

It has come to my knowledge that a former anti-corruption agency officer had lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in January 2016 against the then Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali for clearing the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak of corruption charges but to date, no action had been taken.

This former anti-corruption agency officer had lodged a report with the MACC against Apandi after he cleared Najib of corruption charges which had been recommended by the MACC and agreed upon by the former Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail for the Penal Code offence of criminal misappropriation of public funds.

His report had been accepted by the MACC and registered. Unfortunately it was never fully investigated by the MACC.

This in itself is an offence under section 217 Penal Code which says that, any public servant who is statutorily bound to perform a public duty and fails to do so intending to protect or save any person from punishment or forfeiture of property commits an offence. And Section 7 of the MACC Act makes it a statutory duty for any MACC officer to receive any report of the commission of an offence and investigate such report.

This former anti-corruption agency officer said that Apandi’s press conference on 26th January 2016 in his capacity as Attorney-General clearing Najib of any corruption offence, which was not only against the recommendation of the MACC but also tantamount to revoking the decision of former Attorney-General Gani Patail, amounted to a gross abuse of power and conflict of interest since the very person he cleared of the corruption charges was the same person who appointed him to the office of AG. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on authorities to ensure that there will not be a second Kampong Kuala Koh tragedy where 14 died mysteriously after suffering malnourishment and immunocompromise making them vulnerable and fatal to diseases

The Health Minister, Dzulkefly Ahmad seemed to have confirmed the analysis of activists Colin Nicholas and Dr. Steven Chow that the Kampong Kuala Koh tragedy where 14 Bateq villagers had died since early May is not so much a medical problem but a direct result of what happens when people’s rights to their customary lands are not recognised and that land is destroyed.

Nicholas, the executive director of the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC), said that after the land had been taken away from the Bateqs by the Kelantan state government and the destruction of their resource base and their traditional way of life, they became malnourished and underweight, lowering their resistance to many common ailments, whether pneumonia, tuberculosis or even diarrhoea, resulting in fatalities..

Chow, the team leader of the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) medical outreach programme visited Kampung Kuala Koh just a week before the tragedy unfolded.

He was appalled by the conditions in the village and said this was “a community left behind, dying from neglect”.

He said: “It was appalling. There was no running water. All the water tanks were empty. Pipes were broken. All we had was the bottled water that we brought along for the patients and the medical team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahathir has presented Latheefa Koya one of her greatest challenges as MACC Chief – to ensure that both the kleptocrats and sharks are brought to justice in the next two years of her contract

Mahathir sudah memberikan salah satu cabaran terbesar kepada Latheefa Koya sebagai Pengerusi SPRM — untuk memastikan kleptokrat dibawa kemuka pengadilan sepanjang kontrak dua tahun beliau yang mendatang

Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad telah mengamanatkan salah satu cabaran terbesar buat Latheefa Koya — untuk memastikan kesemua kleptokrat dan kaki rasuah dibawa ke muka pengadilan dalam tempoh kontrak dua tahun beliau.

Apabila ditanyakan di Jasin, sama ada kerajaan berhasrat untuk menyiasat peranan seorang bekas perdana menteri dan beberapa bekas pegawai kerajaan berpangkat tinggi dalam Minggu Pemecatan Besar-besaran yang berlaku pada Julai/Ogos 2015, Mahathir menjawab, kerajaan buat masa ini tidak mempunyai tenaga kerja yang mencukupi untuk menyiasat semua individu daripada pentadbiran yang lepas yang disyaki terlibat dengan rasuah.

Kata Mahathir:

“Kita dapati kerajaan yang telah ditewaskan tersebut dipenuhi dengan mereka yang melakukan jenayah, tapi buat masa ini, kita tidak boleh untuk fokus kepada mereka semua kerana kita tidak mempunyai tenaga manusia yang mencukupi.

“Buat masa ini, kita fokus kepada kes-kes yang amat serius, seperti kes (bekas) Perdana Menteri yang menyebabkan banyak wang daripada Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pekerja (KWAP) hilang.”

Saya telah menyatakan harapan saya sebelum ini, seperti mana yang kita dapat saksikan dalam tahun pertama Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan — para kleptokrat yang diketuai bekas Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak disiasat dan didakwa atas tuduhan rasuah — tahun kedua Kerajaan ini akan menyaksikan kaki rasuah yang lain dibawa ke muka pengadilan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latest Orang Asli tragedy of 14 Bateq deaths in Gua Musang proof that the six-decades-old Orang Asli/Orang Asal development policy an utter failure and urgent need for new policy and roadmap for Orang Asli/Asal upliftment

The latest Orang Asli tragedy of 14 Bateq deaths in Kampong Kuala Koh in Gua Musang is proof that the six-decades-old Orang Asli/Orang Asal development policy is an utter failure and the urgent need for a new policy and roadmap for Orang Asli/Orang Asal upliftment.

The 14 Bateq deaths is only the latest tragedy of the six-decades-old Orang Asli/Asal development policy, which had spawned other tragedies like the SK Tohol tragedy in Gua Musang in 2015, where seven school children went missing from school, ending in five deaths while two were found after 47 days in malnourished stage and the Kam Agong tragedy at Long Semadoh in the deep interior of Lawas, Sarawak 17 years ago.

It is most shocking and a great indictment on the authorities concerned, in particular the Kelantan State Government, that they were not aware of the Bateq tragedy resulting in 14 deaths until after more than a month of its first occurrence when Amanah Senator Husam Musa sounded the alarm on June 8, when four deaths took place in the first ten days of May, with the first death occurring on May 2.

Another seven deaths took place in the rest of 21 days in May. Why were the authorities, in particular the Kelantan State Government, so negligent and remiss as to be cut off from the Bateq tribe in Kg Kuala Koh to the extent that they knew nothing about the death epidemic claiming eleven lives in May? Read the rest of this entry »

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Lessons from ruckus over Latheefa Koya’s appointment – importance of constantly building trust among Pakatan Harapan leaders and the need for PH leaders to reaffirm commitment to the PH Manifesto as the Road Map to a New Malaysia

Pengajaran daripada kehebohan pelantikan Latheefa Koya — pentingnya untuk kita terus menguatkan kepercayaan di antara pemimpin Pakatan Harapan dan perlunya untuk Pimpinan PH memperkuatkan komitmen untuk menjadikan Manifesto PH sebagai panduan pembentukan Malaysia Baharu

Dua pengajaran penting yang dapat kita belajar daripada kekecohan mengenai pelantikan Latheefa Koya sebagai Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) adalah:

Pentingnya untuk pemimpin-pemimpin Pakatan Harapan untuk terus-menerus meningkatkan kepercayaan di antara mereka, dan

keperluan untuk Pimpinan Pakatan Harapan kekal komited dengan Manifesto Pakatan Harapan sebagai panduan dalam membina sebuah Malaysia yang Baharu.

Seperti yang telah diperakui ramai, pelantikan Latheefa Koya sebagai Pengerusi SPRM adalah terletak di bawah kuasa yang diperuntukkan kepada Perdana Menteri dan ianya selari dengan peruntukan undang-undang.

Pelantikan Latheefa juga tidak dipersoalkan daripada segi kelayakannya.

Isu utama yang timbul berkaitan pelantikan ini adalah percanggahan dengan Janji ke-14 Manifesto PRU 14 Pakatan Harapan yang menyatakan: “…menaikkan taraf SPRM kepada sebuah suruhanjaya yang diiktiraf oleh Perlembagaan Persekutuan, iaitu sama seperti kedudukan Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Malaysia”; “SPRM akan melapor terus kepada Parlimen, dan bukan lagi kepada Perdana Menteri”; menambah bilangan pesuruhjaya SPRM dan seorang daripada mereka akan dilantik menjadi pengerusi, dan “Pelantikan Pesuruhjaya-Pesuruhjaya SPRM perlu disahkan secara demokratik oleh Parlimen”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twelve issues which should be dealt with by a White Paper on “Black Tuesday of 28.7.2015 and the Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015”

There are at least twelve issues which should be dealt with by a White Paper on “Black Tuesday of 28.7.2015 and the Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015”, viz:

1. Who were the masterminds of the Black Tuesday of 28.7.2015 and the “Week of Long Knives of July/August 2015” apart from the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

2. Who was behind the website that appeared on Black Tuesday on July 28, 2015 marking the Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015 with the article headlined “Ops Lalang 2015: Special Branch leads investigation into conspirators”, naming 13 persons in an international conspiracy to topple the elected government of Malaysia and marked “to be investigated under Section 124 of the penal code which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison” and to institute a regime of terror among top political and government leaders that they would be penalised if they do not toe the line?

A menacing article headlined “Special Branch Broadens Covert Investigation: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Green Lit” dated 31st July reported:

“Sources have indicated to us that the scope of the investigation into the 13 conspirators has been broadened to include all those involved whether directly or indirectly. All employees at the Attorney General’s office, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and even members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be made subject to military style interrogation techniques that it is understood will include polygraph tests in order to determine their level of involvement.”

The article also carried gruesome pictures of the “enhancled interrogation techniques” to “detects lies by monitoring a person’s physiological characteristics such as a person’s pulse and breathing rates” stating that “Modern polygraph tests are scarily accurate” involving “inhumane psychological pressure” which were used by the Bush administration against “terrorist suspects” – pointedly raising questions whether the techniques constitute torture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prime Minister Mahathir should present a White Paper on “Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015” in July Parliament before it adjourns on July 18

he Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad should present a White Paper on “Week of Long Knives in July./August 2015” in July Parliament before it adjourns on July 18.

The events triggered by Black Tuesday of July 28, 2015 and ensuing “Week of Long Knives” represented the most serious, deplorable and disgraceful attack on the democratic principles of the Malaysian Constitution and the independence, impartiality and professionalism of all the important national institutions in the history of the country.

These dark events must never be allowed to recur in future and this is why the fullest light must be allowed to expose all the nooks and corners of the Federal government that allowed such a dastardly chapter in the history of Malaysian democracy to happen.

I find it astonishing that the website that emerged on the very same day (July 28, 2015) that Tan Sri Gani Patail was summarily and unconstitutionally sacked as Attorney-General, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sacked as Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Minister for Education and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as Minister for Regional and Rural Development and which played an important role in the campaign to spread a regime of terror among top political and government leaders is still available on the Internet – https://therecounter.wordpress.com/2015/07/ Read the rest of this entry »

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Shukri’s stepping down as MACC Chief Commissioner highlights what he said about the genesis of the Week of Long Knives in his “Tell All” press conference last year which should form the basis of police investigation on the former Attorney-General Mohd Apandi Ali

Mohd Shukri Abdull’s stepping down as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner highlights what he said about the genesis of Black
Tuesday on July 28, 2015 and the “Week of Long Knives” in July/August 2015, which should form the basis of police investigation on the former Attorney-General, Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali.

In his “Tell All” press conference in May last year after he returned as MACC Chief Commissioner, Shukri broke down when he recounted his time running away from Malaysian authorities to the United States.

This was after his former boss Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed decided to indict former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak for his kleptocracy.

Shukri said when Abu Kassim asked him if he was prepared to face the consequences of taking action against a sitting prime minister, he replied that he was willing to take the risk in order to serve the country.

However, he claimed that on the day Abu Kassim wanted to charge Najib, the then attorney general Abdul Gani Patail was removed from his position, and this was followed by a cabinet reshuffle.

Amid this, Shukri left for Washington on July 31, 2015, to raise the 1MDB issue, but had deliberately released misleading information that he was headed to Saudi Arabia.

According to him, there were people waiting to arrest him in Jeddah, and he was tailed in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let all Malaysians redouble efforts to make the country a world top-class nation in every field of human endeavour

Marilah kita semua rakyat Malaysia berganding tenaga untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebuah negara bertaraf dunia dalam semua perkara

Sambutan Hari Raya untuk tahun ini berlangsung berlangsung sebulan selepas ulang tahun pertama Pilihanraya Umum ke-14 yang menyaksikan Malaysia diselamatkan daripada keburukan kleptokrasi global dan perubahan hala tuju negara kearah yang lebih baik.

Jika tidak kerana Pilihanraya Umum yang ke-14 ini, kita sudah tentunya akan mendahului Venezuela dari segi kerosakan — dahulunya salah satu daripada 20 negara terkaya di dunia dan Amerika Latin, yang mewah dengan sistem pendidikan dan perubatan percuma untuk rakyatnya tetapi kini miskin, terkebelakang, dan bankrup.

Kita sekarang berada dalam tahun kedua untuk memperbetulkan hala tuju polisi pembangunan negara bagi memenuhi potensi pembangunan negara kita yang berbilang kaum ini, yang merupakan satu pertemuan harmoni pelbagai tamadun, agama, dan budaya dunia.

Kita haruslah mengambil iktibar dan mempelajari segala nilai murni daripada setiap tamadun, budaya, dan agama yang berbilang ini untuk membina suatu Malaysia Baharu yang boleh menjadi tauladan dunia — sebuah negara yang progresif dan makmur yang dibina dengan adunan pelbagai kaum, bahasa, dan budaya.

Biar apa pun perbezaan kita, sama ada bahasa, kaum, agama, ataupun budaya, marilah kita sentiasa bersatu sebagai rakyat Malaysia dan kekal positif, saling sayang-menyayangi antara satu sama lain, dan jauhkan diri kita daripada kebencian, penipuan, intoleransi, dan ekstremisme. Read the rest of this entry »

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Police investigation into “Week of Long Knives” in July/August 2015 should include probes into roles of Najib’s former Communications Czar Abdul Rahman Dahlan, former Chief Secretary Ali Hamsa and former Public Service Department Director-General Mohamad Zabidi as to whether they had broken the law

The statement by the new Inspector-General of Police Hamid Bador that the police report against the former Attorney-General Mohamad Apandi Ali for his role in the Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015 is most welcome.

So far police reports have been lodged by two DAP Members of Parliament, viz Lim Lip Eng (Kepong) and S.N. Rayer (Jelutong).

Was there an attempted coup against the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak involving charging him for corruption in the last week of July 2015 which was pre-empted by the sudden and unconstitutional sacking of the then Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail?

It is time that all lights are focussed on this mystery which is a blot on six decades of Malaysian democracy.

This was the key question buzzing in everybody’s mind after an interview in Star Online in August 2015 by the Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications Director, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan who was also at the time Minister for Housing and Local Government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lee Shin Cheng should be a role model for all Malaysians to become a great Malaysian if the country is the fulfill the Malaysian Dream to become a world top-class nation

Together with the Deputy Minister for Defence, Liew Chin Tong and other party leaders, I paid my last respect to Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng in Putrajaya.

Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng’s passing is a great loss to the nation.

He should a role model for all Malaysians to become a great Malaysian if the country is to fulfil the Malaysian Dream to become a world top-class nation.

A self-made man with a humble beginning, Shin Cheng is an example of what could be achieved with hard work, dedication, perseverance, grit and vision by a person even without university education.

Shin Cheng is a rarity in present-day Malaysia. If Malaysia to fulfill her vision to become a world top-class nation in every field of human endeavour, then we must create conditions in a New Malaysia where a Shin Cheng is not a rarity but commonplace in the country.

Malaysia needs not just one Shin Cheng, but an army of Shin Chengs from among all ethnic groups in the country, so that Malaysia can compete with the rest of the world and not continue to be obsessed by divisive and destructive mindset preoccupied about competition among Malaysians.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Putrajaya on Monday, 3rd June 2019)

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Call for upward revision of housing allowances for police personnel in Johor Bahru and other major cities to offset higher cost of living

During the visit  of my team to the Johor Baru Utara Police and the briefing by the Johore Baru OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Taib Ahmad and the other police chiefs in JB Utara district, I was shocked to learn of the terrible condition of police housing in the area.  

I am reminded of one of the  11 recommendations of the Police Royal commission 14 years ago which recommended the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) which was headed by former
Chief Justice Tun Mohamad Dzaiddin and former and longest-serving Inspector-General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar to improve the welfare for the police force.

One of these recommendations proposed the
provision of “special allowance for PDRM personnel stationed in major cities, such as the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, and Georgetown to offset the higher cost of living faced by them”.
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Previous Government had forgotten about the five principles of Rukunegara or it would never have allowed Malaysia to become a global kleptocracy heading in the trajectory of a failed and rogue state

Slightly over a year ago, Malaysians performed a political miracle when against all odds, they peacefully and democratically saved Malaysia from becoming a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state.

The previous government and its Ministers and leaders had forgotten about the five principles of Rukunegara or they would never have allowed Malaysia to become a global kleptocracy heading in the trajectory of a failed and rogue state.

This is why all Malaysians must always remember the Rukunegara, the principles and objectives, which state:

“WHEREAS OUR COUNTRY, MALAYSIA nurtures the ambitions of:

· Achieving a more perfect unity amongst the whole of her society;

· Preserving a democratic way of life;

· Creating a just society where the prosperity of the country can be enjoyed together in a fair and equitable manner;

· Guaranteeing a liberal approach towards her rich and varied cultural traditions; and

· Building a progressive society that will make use of science and modern technology.

WE, HER PEOPLE, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:

· BELIEF IN GOD

· LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY

· THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION

· THE RULE OF LAW

· COURTESY AND MORALITY.”

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Call on President Trump to abandon his “bully tactics”, end the US-China trade war and co-operate with Beijing to secure a “win-win” solution for 5G development of the world

I call on the US President Trump to abandon his “bully tactics”, end the US-China trade war and co-operate with Beijing to secure a “win-win” solution for the 5G development of the world.

Fifty years ago in 1969, the United States won the 14-year-old space race with the Soviet Union since the first successful launch of the first Soviet Union Sputnik artificial satellite in 1955 by landing the first humans on the Moon with Apollo 11.

Today, the United States is virtually conceding defeat in the race for technological supremacy with China when US President Trump exercised the “nuclear option” and added Huawei and 68 of its non-US affiliates to a blacklist, officially called the Entity List, on May 16 restricting the Shenzen-based company’s ability to purchase hardware, software and services from its American hi-tech suppliers without approval from the US government.

This marked a tech cold war and it could slow down or dramatically alter the rollout of the 5G technology and infrastructure likely to define the future of the Internet for the next decade and intertwine factories, power plants, airports, hospitals and government agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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