Archive for October, 2022

Three scenarios for the 15GE

(Versi BM)

There are three scenarios for the 15th General Election on Nov. 19, 2022.

Firstly, UMNO and Barisan Nasonal win the 15GE and forms the Federal Government of Malaysia. Although UMNO and BN claim that they are the favourites to win the 15GE, I think the outcome is likely to be quite different. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hope that the five constituencies I have represented as MP in my 57 years in Malaysian politics will be strong bases to preach the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to become a world-class great plural nation in another three or four decades

(Versi BM)

In my 57 years in Malaysian politics, I have stood for election in five states in Malacca, Selangor, Penang, Perak and Johore – all in pursuit of the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to be a great world-class plural nation which could in Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman’s words be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”.

I hope that the five constituencies which I have represented as Member of Parliament in the last six decades – Kota Melaka, Petaling in Selangor, Tanjong in Penang, Ipoh Timur in Perak and Iskandar Puteri in Johore – will be strong bases to preach the Malaysian Dream where there is unity in diversity with everyone regarding himself as “Malaysian First” be they Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans, Dayaks or Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Taoists, whether from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak. Read the rest of this entry »

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Challenge to Bagan and Penang, as the first front-line state for the Malaysian Dream, to secure the highest voter turn-out in the country in the 15GE

(Versi BM)

Twenty-seven years ago, I called on the voters of Bagan in the Bagan by-election to write history and make Bagan the “Bandar Democracy” by giving the DAP by-election candidate Lim Hock Seng a 5,000-vote majority as his predecessor, the DAP leader P. Patto had won Bagan parliamentary constituency in the April 1995 general election with a very slim majority and unfortunately passed away.

At the time, for the DAP to secure a 5,000-vote majority was regarded as “wild and impossible” by both friend and foe, but the Bagan voters decided that even a 5,000-majority was not enough for Bagan to create history and lay claim to the title of “Bandar Democracy”. They rallied to give the DAP a majority which is more than twice the 5,000-majority I had asked for. The majority was 11,802. Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Ismail Sabri any answer to the query by Mahathir why no action was taken against former Attorney-General Apandi abetting the 1MDB scandal

(Versi BM)

Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri said in his recent speech in Bagan Datuk that he had instructed the Attorney-General Idrus Harun to take action against former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), defamation law and others and that he had declassified the report on the investigation into Thomas’ book, “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”, so it can be used as political “bullets” to attack Pakatan Harapan.

A week later, former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned the lack of action taken against former attorney-general Apandi Ali over his abetting of the 1MDB scandal as it was during Ismail Sabri’s time as Prime Minster that Apandi Ali (May 23, 2022) lost his defamation suit against me. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th General Election is the most important general election in the nation’s history as it is the last chance to save Malaysia from being a second-rate mediocre country

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election on November 19, 2022 is the most important general election in the nation’s 65-year history.

This is because it is the last chance to save Malaysia from being a second-rate mediocre country and instead of deteriorating to become a third-class failed state like Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe by Malaysia Centennial, fulfil our potential to become a great world-class plural nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saifuddin thought the ratification of core UN conventions will be his crowning achievement as Foreign Minister but it turned out to be his biggest misjudgement and failure

(Versi BM)

There are many political conspiracy theories as why the Pakatan Harapan Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad went to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2018 and pledged to ratify all remaining core UN instruments related to the protection of human rights.

I do not subscribe to these political conspiracy theories. I believe in the simple one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Hadi cite a single a case of the 55 out of 57 OIC Muslim countries where Islam was undermined or a single case of the 36 out of 38 countries with monarchical system where the monarchical system was affected as a result of the ratification of ICERD?

(Versi BM)

The cybertroopers of the toxic politics of lies, hate, race and religion were double quick in their attack on me for my statement on Hadi and ICERD in Kuching this morning.

They immediately swung into action and zeroed in on me with posts like: Read the rest of this entry »

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Hadi is giving Islam a bad name telling lies and untruths, acting like a chameleon and going against the mainstream of Islamic development

(Versi BM)

The PAS President, Hadi Awang, is giving Islam a bad name – telling lies and untruths, acting like a chameleon and going against the mainstream of Islamic development.

As Pakatan Harapan chairman, Anwar Ibrahim said last night, Hadi is aware the DAP is not communist or pro-communist. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Sarawak voters to become Justice Pao in the 15GE to send the corrupt to jail and to free the innocents

(Versi BM)

Barisan Nasional and UMNO President, Zahid Hamidi, made a infamous speech at the MIC Assembly on the same day Parliament was dissolved – on Oct. 10, 2022. He said:

“Candidates from MIC, Umno, MCA and PBRS have to win in a dominant fashion. It’s now or never. This election is the mother of all general elections. If we fail, our fate will be worse than the last election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan should give positive response to Tawfik request to contest under Harapan ticket in Bagan Datuk

(Versi BM)

The Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council should give proper and positive response to Tawfik Ismail’s request to contest under the Harapan ticket in Bagan Datuk against the UMNO President, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This will be excellent way to hightlight the theme of the 15GE – that it is not to ensure that UMNO and BN leaders escape from being charged in court for corruption and being sent to jail, as he said in his infamous MIC Assembly speech on the same day that Parliament was dissolved, but to fight corruption and to build Malaysia into a great world-class plural nation by Malaysia’s Centennial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zahid Hamidi should not stand as a candidate in the 15th General Election if his claim that Ismail Sabri would be Prime Minister if UMNO-BN coalition wins the the general election is to be believed

(Versi BM)

The UMNO President, Zahid Hamidi said that Ismail Sabri would be the Prime Minister if the UMNO-BN coalition wins the 15th General Election on 19th November 2022.

I do not think that Ismail Sabri fully trusts Zahid Hamidi, but he has to pretend he is the “poster-boy” to be the Prime Minister of the UMNO-BN coalition after the 15th General Election.
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Anwar Ibrahim is a superior candidate for the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia than Zahid Hamidi, Ibrahim Sabri, Muhyiddin Yassin or Hadi Awang

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election is a parliamentary election to form the Federal Government in Malaysia and not to form the State Government in Sarawak.

At present, there are only three coalitions which could form the Federal Government in Putrajaya after the 15GE Polling on November 19, 2022: firstly, the UMNO-Barisan Nasional coalition, secondly the Perikatan Nasional coalition of Bersatu and PAS; and thirdly, the Pakatan Harapan coalition of PKR, DAP, Amanah and UPKO. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 15GE may end up like the 14GE – with UMNO/BN in the lead before the GE but not so after the GE

(Versi BM)

The 15th General Election on Nov. 19, 2022 may end up like the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 – with UMNO/Barisan Nasional in the lead before the poll but not so when the results were out.

In the 14GE, I campaigned for the toppling of the UMNO/BN government throughout the country but if you asked me on the morning of Polling Day on May 9, 2018, I would not say that Pakatan Harapan would end the UMNO/BN political hegemony on that day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let us make the 15GE the Deepavali General Election in Malaysia where Malaysians begin to replace darkness with light so that Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman’s wish could come true on Malaysia’s Centennial

(Versi BM)
I wish all Malaysian Indians Happy Deepavali.

I also call on all Malaysians to make the 15th General Election on Nov. 19, 2022 the Deepavali General Election in Malaysia where all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, unite to replace darkness in Malaysia with light so that Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman’s wish for Malaysia to become “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world” can begin to come true. Read the rest of this entry »

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Although I have retired from front-line politics after 57 years, I will continue with the political struggle to make Malaysia a great world-class plural nation by Malaysia’s Centennial in another four decades starting with making Anwar Ibrahim the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia

(Versi BM)

I was in Ipoh Convention Centre on Thursday night because I support the Pakatan Harapan objective to make Anwar Ibrahim the tenth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The greatest challenge in the 15th General Election is whether Pakatan Harapan can succeed in making Anwar Ibrahim the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Message to Malaysian voters that when they vote in the 15GE, they are voting for the next eight general elections to support Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister to start the process to ensure that Malaysia becomes a great world-class plural nation by Malaysia’s Centennial in another four decades and not a broken and failed kleptocratic state

(Versi BM)

Yesterday, Anwar Ibrahim was named as the Pakatan Harapan candidate to be the 10th Malaysian Prime Minster.

I have a special message to the Malaysian voters tonight. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am not the only person saying that UMNO has strayed from UMNO’s original nation-building principles embedded in the Constitution and Rukun Negara

(Versi BM)

I am not the only person saying that UMNO has strayed from UMNO’s original nation-building principles embedded in the Constitution and Rukun Negara.

The first four UMNO Presidents, Onn Jaafar, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Razak Hussein and Hussein Onn would never have made the brutally frank speech which the current UMNO President, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, made at the MIC Assembly last week – that the coming general election is to save UMNO and Barisan Nasional “Court Clusters” from being charged in court for corruption and being sent to jail. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can a caretaker Prime Minister sack any of his caretaker Ministers from his caretaker Cabinet?

(Versi BM)

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, has presented Malaysians with an intriguing question: Can a caretaker Prime Minister sack any of his caretaker Ministers from his caretaker Cabinet?

This came about when Ismail said he should have sacked the 12 ministers from Perikatan Nasional (PN) over their letter to the King objecting to the dissolution of Parliament and the caretaker special functions minister Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad retorted: “We are still members of the caretaker cabinet. It is not too late to be sacked. Perhaps the ninth prime minister can create history by sacking a cabinet member during ‘injury time’.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The caretaker Prime Minister is undermining the constitutional position of the Attorney-General by instructing him to prosecute the former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas

(Versi BM)

The caretaker Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, is undermining the constitutional position of the Attorney-General by instructing him to prosecute the former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas with regard to his book, “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”.

Ismail Sabri is bringing justice in Malaysia back into the wilderness by instructing the Attorney-General to prosecute Tommy Thomas when under Article 145(3) of the Constitution, the Attorney General “shall have power, exercisable at his discretion, to institute, conduct or discontinue any proceedings for an offence, other than proceedings before a Syariah court, a native court or a court-martial”.
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Malaysia is still “save-able” and worth saving

(Versi BM)

The sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, turned Malaysia into a global “kleptocracy”.

UMNO President, Zahid Hamidi, probably holds the world record in turning a general election into a battle to ensure that UMNO and Barisan Nasional leaders are not charged in court for corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

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