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DAP is first and foremost a party dedicated to national interests and that is why I have proposed a political moratorium thrice in my 57 years of political work

(Versi BM)

DAP is first and foremost a party dedicated to the national interests and that is why I have proposed a political moratorium thrice in my 57 years of political work – in 1969, 1987 and 2021.

The first time was during my first Internal Security Act detention when on 5th August 1969, I wrote a letter from the Muar Detention Centre to the then Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman and conveyed to him my anxieties for the future of Malaysia.

Referring to the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) threat, I said: Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation should conduct public hearings on the Covid-19 lessons to be learnt in Malaysia

(Versi BM)

The United Kingdom Parliamentary science and technology as well as the health and social care Select Committees have come out with a joint report stating that Britain’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history.

It is time that the Malaysian Parliamentary Select Committees, in particular the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health, Science and Innovation should conduct public hearings on the Covid-19 lessons to be learnt in Malaysia, if we are to be prepared for the next pandemic which medical experts have warned could come soon and be deadlier.
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DAP Branches should organise zoom or hybrid-zoom meetings to explain the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) to the Malaysian public

(Versi BM)

It is two weeks after the signing of the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and the Pakatan Harapan leaders, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng, Mohamad Sabu and Wilfred Madius Tangau but many people still believe that the CSR MOU was a betrayal of the principles and objectives by the Opposition leaders or that it was a “trap” by Ismail Sabri.

DAP branches should organise zoom or hybrid-zoom meetings to explain the CSR MOU so that the Malaysian public will know that that there is no basis for the belief that the MOU was a betrayal by the Opposition leaders of their principles and objectives or that it was a “trap” by Ismail Sabri. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 10-member steering committee of the CSR MOU will have a very important role to ensure integrity of Malaysia Agreement 1963 and judicial independence

The confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and the Pakatan Harapan leaders on Sept. 10 has given rise to very divided public opinion.

There are those who oppose the CSR MOU on the grounds that the Opposition should not betray their principles and objectives or feared that it would signify the demise of the Opposition.
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Equal allocation for all MPs most welcome and hope it will usher in a more consultative and inclusive political democratic system in Malaysia

(Versi BM)

I welcome the announcement by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions), Mastura Mohd Yazid in Parliament today that both government and opposition MPs will be given equal allocation for the final four months of this year for their parliamentary constituencies.

She said that this move was in line with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s commitment to implement the transformation of Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congrats Khairy, for bringing down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 14,000 cases yesterday – first time since two months ago – and now to surmount the next hurdle to bring down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 4,000 cases as four months ago and supposed to be one of the three thresholds for transiting from Phase One of National Recovery Plan

Congratulations to Khairy Jamaluddin, the Health Minister, for bringing down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 14,000 cases yesterday – the first time since two months ago – and now to surmount the next hurdle to bring down daily new Covid-19 cases to below 4,000 cases as four months ago and which was supposed to be one of the three thresholds for transiting from Phase One of the National Recovery Plan announced by the former Prime Minister on 15th June 2021.

There is also the good news of daily Covid-19 deaths plunging from 487 deaths (including 161 Brought-in-Dead BID deaths) on Tuesday to 116 Covid-19 deaths (with only 29 BID deaths) yesterday.
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DAP will go all out to co-operate to ensure that Malaysia wins the war against Covid-19 pandemic but we will be unsparing in our criticisms when things go wrong

(Versi BM)

The primary reason for the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan leaders is the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Worldometer website, we have beaten all the major nations in the world whether China, India, Russia, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia or Australia in the category “Deaths in the last seven days per 1 million population” and the only states worse than Malaysia are some of the mini-states and small island nations having population of less than three million people. Read the rest of this entry »

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CSR MOU between Ismail Sabri and PH leaders not sure to fail but any failure must not stem from PH

(Versi BM)

Let me clarify what I had said at the zoom meeting with DAP Selangor leaders on Sunday: the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders last Monday is not sure to fail but any failure must not stem from the Pakatan Harapan.

There are those who thought that I had said that the CSR MOU is sure to fail. I did not say that.

But many are expecting the CSR MOU to fail but we in DAP and PH want the CSR MOU to succeed, for its success will usher in a new political landscape for Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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CSR MOU may fail as Ismail Sabri government is not Pakatan Harapan government but any such failure must not stem from Pakatan Harapan parties not honouring their commitments under MOU

(Versi BM)

One question that is frequently asked in DAP zoom meetings throughout the country is whether the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan can fail.

Yes, the CSR MOU can fail as the Ismail Sabri government is not a Pakatan Harapan government, but any such failure must not stem from Pakatan Harapan parties not honouring their commitments under the MOU.
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Why despite my mounting reservations about Ismail Sabri’s premiership in tackling the Covid-19 Pandemic and reset the country’s democratic directions, I still support the CSR MOU

Despite my mounting reservations about Ismail Sabri’s premiership in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and reset the country’s democratic direction, Malaysians should give the ninth Prime Minister a chance to acquit himself and support the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Ismail and Pakatan Harapan leaders on Monday.

The support for the CSR MOU is not for Ismail Sabri’s sake but for the sake of the country and the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP and PH will do their utmost to make the CSR MOU signed between Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan work although there is no guarantee that it will successfully usher Malaysia into a new political landscape

(Versi BM)

There is no guarantee that the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties will successfully usher Malaysia into a new political landscape.

The CSR MOU has evoked a whole spectrum of reactions, from a G25 spokesman and a former Treasury secretary-general in the early nineties who said there was now hope that the country will progress towards a smooth pandemic recovery as he was more confident about the country moving ahead compared to just a few days ago and saw light at the end of the tunnel to the other extreme that saw the CSR MOU as giving a life-line to those who wanted Malaysia to continue in the trajectory towards a kleptocracy, kakistocracy and a failed state. Read the rest of this entry »

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Memorandum of Understanding on confidence-supply-reform (CSR) between Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan the most important political document in the nation’s history since the drafting of Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara

(Versi BM)

The memorandum of understanding on confidence-supply-reform (CSR) between the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan is the most important political document in the nation’s history since the drafting of the Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara.

One pertinent question is why such a memorandum of understanding had not been drawn up earlier in the nation’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin if not for the confidence-supply-reform MOU signed a day earlier

(Versi BM)

The ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin Yassin if not for the confidence-supply-reform Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan a day earlier on Monday, 13th September 2021.

But with the CSR MOU, a new political landscape had started, and the deputy speaker election was postponed to the next Parliament meeting when the Federal Constitution would be amended to create a third deputy speaker post for the opposition.
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Lets co-operate to end the longest Covid-19 wave in the world causing two million Covid-19 cases and some 22,000 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia instead of spending the next 10 to 18 month on political intrigues, plots and counterplots, though any new 10th Prime Minister in such circumstances will not be Anwar Ibrahim

(Versi BM)

Pakatan Harapan has signed a Memorandum of Undertstanding on Transformation and Political Stability with the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri.

Lets co-operate to end the longest Covid-19 wave in the world causing two million Covid-19 cases and some 22,000 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia instead of spending the next 10 to 18 months on political intrigues, plots and counterplots though any new 10th Prime Minister in such circumstances will not be Anwar Ibrahim. Read the rest of this entry »

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The CSR memorandum of understanding between the opposition and the government a historic breakthrough and a critical test whether all Malaysians can unite to face an existential threat and reverse the tide of defeat to win the 21-month war against the Covid-19 pandemic

(Versi BM)

The confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding reached between the opposition and the government is a historic breakthrough and a critical test whether all Malaysians can unite to face an existential threat and reverse the tide of defeat to win the 21-month war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

All differences will be set aside before the existential threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed seven “911 tragedies” in Malaysia in terms of human lives lost, as some 21,000 people in Malaysia had died of Covid-19 in the past 21 months. Read the rest of this entry »

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