Archive for July, 2022

Agrees with Azalina that the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 should be stood down so that Parliamentary Select Committees on Women, Children and Social Development and on Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Right can give their views

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I agree with Azalina Othman Said, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Women, Children and Social Development that the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 should be stood down and referred to her Select Committee to determine whether the proposed Bill is in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC) on Health, Science and Technology has thrown its support behind the proposed Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 but its Chairman Dr. Kelvin Yii has called for a delay in its implementation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Malaysians rediscover the spirit of hope and challenge in the 2018 general election to continue to press for change and excellence in Malaysia to save the country so that Malaysia can be a world-class great nation?

There is an old film on the Inn of Sixth Happiness.

The 56th Installation Dinner tonight is a Dinner of Four Happiness.

Firstly, it is the birthday of Jitco Chin, newly installed President of the Pudu Rotary Club. Read the rest of this entry »

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How can Muhyiddin be an “overlooked reformer” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Home Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

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How can the Parliament Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun hail Muhyiddin Yassin as an “overlooked reformist” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and the Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

Azhar said on Friday at the launch of the book “Muhyiddin Yassin: Leading a Nation in Unprecedented Crisis” by Abdul Mutalib Razak that he could speak from personal experience as among Muhyiddin’s first initiatives as minister was to set up a committee to look into laws that were deemed “unsuitable” such as the Sedition Act, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, and the Prevention of Crimes Act. Read the rest of this entry »

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Was Muhyiddin a closet reformer but who never came out of the closet?

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The Speaker, Azhar Azizan Harun, took everybody by surprise when at the launch of the book, “Muhyiddin Yassin: Leading a Nation in Unprecedented Crisis” by Abdul Mutalib Razak, he described the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia as an “overlooked reformist” which “many choose to overlook, for whatever reason they may have:”.

Was Muhyiddin a closet reformer but who never came out of the closet?
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Can Zaid Ibrahim influence a single person to change his or her mind that Najib is not guilty of corruption in the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal?

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I am surprised by Zaid Ibrahim’s new line of thinking but could he influence a single person to change his or her mind that Najib Razak is not guilty of corruption in the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal?

I am surprised by Zaid’s change of stand especially as it came after the widely-reported 100-page Azimah judgement in former Attorney-General Mohamad Apandi’s defamation suit against me was made public last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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History was made yesterday in Parliament in passing the constitutional amendment against party-hopping, but it is only the beginning of a reset of nation-building policies and principles if Malaysia is to achieve her potential as a world-class great nation

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History was made yesterday in Parliament in passing the constitutional amendment against party-hopping, but it is only the beginning of a reset of nation-building policies and principles if Malaysia is to achieve her potential as a world-class great nation.

Malaysians should ponder two question about the constitutional amendment passed by Dewan Rakyat with 209 votes in favour, none against with 11 MPs absent, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament should hold public hearings to determine how the 13th Parliament was prevented from exposing the 1MDB financial scandal and to ensure that Parliament will never be abused again to cover up financial scandals

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On Monday, I asked whether former Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi was capable of defending himself against the charge of being the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history.

On Tuesday, I asked whether he would return the millions of ringgit he had extracted from the government in settlement of his lawsuit which he had instituted against the government for sacking him as Attorney-General, and asked him to explain the “legal, ethical and monetary basis” for acting as lawyer for Jho Loh, one of the key culprits responsible for the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB financial scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Security Parliamentary Select Committee should investigate into the detention of 12 persons for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2019 to establish whether it was a security or political operation

Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech during the SOSMA debate in Parliament yesterday again brought to the forefront the detention of 12 persons, including two DAP State Assemblymen one in Negri Sembilan and the other in Malacca, for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2019.

More than two years have passed since the release of the 12 persons detained for alleged links to LTTE.
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Ministerial question on Apandi’s settlement of his suit against government

On Monday, I asked whether former Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi was capable of defending himself against the charge of being the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history.

Yesterday, I asked whether he would return the millions of ringgit he had extracted from the government in settlement of his lawsuit which he had instituted against the government for sacking him as Attorney-General, and asked him to explain the “legal, ethical and monetary basis” for acting as lawyer for Jho Loh, one of the key culprits responsible for the monstrous mega multi-billion dollar 1MDB financial scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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One consequence of the Azimah judgement is that Apandi should refund the millions he had extracted from the government to settle his lawsuit against the government for terminating his AG contract as he had failed the country as the worst AG in the nation’s history

I said yesterday that the Azimah judgement in Mohamed Apandi’s defamation suit against me has shown that Apandi is the worst Attorney-General in the nation’s history, as up till today, he has failed to account for his multiple failures, like his failure to explain why:

· he absolved and exonerated Najib Razak in the 1MDB scandal; Read the rest of this entry »

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Azimah judgement in Apandi defamation case demands a Constitutional Amendment to make the Attorney-General accountable and responsible for his decisions if one-quarter of MPs demands a substantive motion to review his decision In Parliament

The Azimah Omar judgement in the Mohamed Apandi defamation suit against me showed that we have in Apandi the worst Attorney-General in Malaysian history and the need for a Constitutional amendment to make the Attorney-General accountable and responsible for his decisions if one quarter of Members of Parliament demands in a substantive motion to review his decision in Parliament.

For this to become a reality, both the Constitution and the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders have to be amended. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reply to Terence Netto who cannot see the moral fog in the land which had produced the “Malu Apa BossKU” phenomenon – testimony that decades of moral and religious education had been a failure as Malaysians cannot differentiate right from wrong

Veteran journalist Terence Netto wrote “Kit Siang’s lurch into a moral fog” yet he cannot see the moral fog in the land which had produced the “Malu Apa BossKU” phenomenon – testimony that decades of moral and religious education had been a failure as Malaysians cannot differentiate right from wrong.

Rest assured Terence, there is no lurch into a moral fog and no moral relativism on my part. Black is black and white is white, but don’t ignore the vast shades of grey. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is Najib’s response in the Azimah judgement in the Apandi case that there is no evidence of the “fabled and fantastic” RM2.6 billion donation from Saudi royalty?

Malaysia has again made dubious history where a former Attorney-General was torn to pieces by the Judiciary as a liar and without credibility on his role as top legal officer of the land.

I have read High Court judge, Justice Azimah binti Omar’s 100-page judgment in the defamation case Mohamad Apandi bin Ali vs Lim Kit Siang, which was made public on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Azam’s criticism of TI CPI meant that MACC now does not support the National Integrity Plan target for Malaysia to be among the top 30 countries in public integrity with the least corruption?

Does the Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Azam Baki’s criticism of Transparency International (TI)’s annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) meant that MACC now does not support the National Integrity Plan target for Malaysia be to be among the top 30 countries in the world in public integrity with the least corruption?

Under the fifth Malaysian premiership of Tun Abdullah Badawi, the National Integrity Plan 2013-2018 was formulated which targeted that Malaysia’s score of 5.2 in the year 2003 will be improved to at least 6.5 by 2008 (10 being the best and 1.0 being worst), as well as improving the ranking of Malaysia from 37th in 2013 to at least 30th position in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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First week of Parliament has exposed it as utterly irrelevant, outmoded and in need of major parliamentary reforms to keep it abreast with modern trends and developments

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The first week of Parliament has exposed it as utterly irrelevant, outmoded and in need of major parliamentary reforms to keep it abreast with modern trends and developments.

Three Members of Parliament – Ramkarpal Singh (Harapan – Bukit Gelugor), Salahuddin Ayub (Pakatan Harapan – Pulai) and Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Warisan – Kota Belud) had sought an emergency Dewan Rakyat debate over the seizure of Petronas’ assets by purported descendants of the Sulu sultanate who are claiming US14 billion from Malaysia, but they were blocked by the Speaker Azhar
Azizan Harun who cited sub judice rules to prevent debates in Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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The “Malu Apa BossKU” campaign will be mortally crippled, anti-corruption consciousness take a big leap forward and improvement in Malaysia’s Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) if Najib admits and condemns 1MDB corruption

(Versi BM)

After my reply yesterday to Malaysiakini columnist S. Thayaparan who penned “Kit Siang helps Najib launder his reputation”, Thayaparan added a 16-paragraph addendum to his article, which deserves a response.

Thayaparan asked very naïve questions.
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Reply to Thayaparan: I will never launder Najib’s reputation

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Yesterday, I issued a short five-paragraph statement which tantamounts to a declaration that I will never launder Najib Razak’s reputation, and it is a pity that S. Thayaparan, who wrote COMMENT piece “Kit Siang helps Najib launder his reputation” today did not read or chose to ignore the statement.

An example that I will never launder Najib’ reputation was what happened in the Johore state general election early this year, where I said that the DAP MP Damansara Tony Pua went too far in attacking the Foon Yew school board of governors but he was right in condemning Najib Razak in using Foon Yew to exculpate his kleptocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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My media statements reflect my political views and has nothing to do with the DAP leadership, as I have retired from competitive politics and no more in the political front-line

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I have a message for the Malaysian public. My media statements reflect my political views and has nothing to do with the DAP leadership, as I have retired from competitive politics and no more in the political front-line.

I can understand the horror of some Malaysians at my statement on Sunday that I was prepared to work with Najib Razak for the good the country and not for a portion of the 1MDB riches but first all, Najib must condemn the 1MDB scandal and declare his stand against Malaysia becoming a kleptocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) would have been recognised if Pakatan Harapan government had governed for five years as was its mandate instead of being toppled in 22 months by the Sheraton Move conspiracy

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The United Examination Certificate (UEC) would have been recognised if the Pakatan Harapan government had governed for five years as was its mandate instead of being toppled in 22 months by the Sheraton Move conspiracy.

At the DAP national retreat held in early 2019 attended by DAP leaders and Members of Parliament, the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was asked this question and his answer gave confidence that the UEC would be recognised before the conclusion of the five-year government of Pakatan Harapan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Speaker’s sub judice ruling disallowing a debate on seizure of Petronas properties must be challenged as it undermines four fundamental rights – freedom of expression, Sabah sovereignty, Parliament’s role as the highest political chamber in the land and integrity of public officials

The Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun’s sub judice ruling disallowing a debate on the seizure of Petronas assets by purported heirs of the Sulu sultanate must be challenged as its undermines four fundamental rights:

· Freedom of expression, which is enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution;
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