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Has UMNO become an illegal political party?

How low and quick the mighty have fallen.

It was only six months ago that the 71st UMNO General Assembly was held in jubilation and hubris that UMNO was the only political party in the world that continued to rule and had never been defeated in elections since 1955, and was set to retain power not only in the imminent 14th General Election, but virtually to be the perpetual government of Malaysia!

But the nursery rhyme which my generation learnt in primary school in the fifties came to pass, viz:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

The fall had been so decisive and categorical that no UMNO leader dare to contradict or countermand the pronouncements of a headless, faceless and soulless creature, the self-proclaimed UMNO strategic media unit.

Are current UMNO leaders so ashamed of UMNO that they have to depend on a faceless, headless and soulless UMNO Strategic Media Unit to speak for them?

The faceless, headless and soulless UMNO Strategic Media Unit said in a statement yesterday that neither former Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak nor the former director of the Barisan Nasional Strategic Media Unit controlled it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will UMNO General Assembly apologise to DAP for its six-year ordeal when UMNO leaders/operatives misused their powers to influence the Registrar of Societies to break or ban the DAP?

I am giving a serious warning to UMNO leaders, aspirants and propagandists that they will be exposed if they continue to spread lies, fake news and false information about the DAP as they have done in previous UMNO General Assemblies and during the 14th General Election which saw UMNO’s fall from grace as the invincible ruling party of Malaysia

It is none of my concern as to which one of the seven candidates win the UMNO Presidency in post-14GE, which one of the three candidates wins the UMNO Deputy Presidency and who among the nine candidates become the three UMNO Vice Presidents in the UMNO General Assembly at the end of this month.

But UMNO post-14GE will stand exposed if it continues with the previous UMNO’s divisive and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies especially peddling lies, fake news and false information about the DAP as anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty.

Whether UMNO heads into the sunset or into a new dawn is not my business. But it becomes my business if UMNO leaders continue peddle lies, fake news and false information about the DAP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan leaders, who made history on May 9, must ensure that history is made in Malaysia in the next five years to rebuild a New Malaysia with systemic and institutional reforms accompanied by mindset changes

I congratulate the DAP Ministers, Chief Minister, State Executive Councillors and State Ministers for they were all history makers in the political earthquake of May 9, 2018 to achieve a Malaysian Dream which generations of Malaysians had not thought possible to see come true in their lifetime.

Now the hard work has started, for the Pakatan Harapan leaders who made history on May 9 must ensure that history is made in Malaysia in the next five year to rebuild a New Malaysia with systemic and institution reforms accompanied by mindset changes. Otherwise, they will become history!

We must never lose sight that Pakatan Harapan at the Federal and State level, where we are also State Governments, must be always be a government for all Malaysians, regardless of whether they voted for Pakatan Harapan or otherwise – that we must truly serve all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics.

We want to build a New Malaysia which is united, democratic, just and progressive.

For a thriving democracy, we must operate in a new political environment and culture where checks and balances are institutionalised in our system of governance. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 33.9% of the popular vote for UMNO/BN and 16.6% of popular vote for PAS in the 14GE did not realise that their vote would be used to support or prop up a kleptocratic Malaysia

At the DAP breaking-of-fast in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, I was glad to meet for the first time after the 14th General Election some of the DAP Malay Members of Parliament and State Assembly representatives, including Member of Parliament for Raub, Tengku Zulpuri Shah bin Raja Puji; Selangor State Assemblyman for Dusun Tua, Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof and State Assemblywoman for Bandar Utama Jamaliah Jamaludin; Pahang State Assemblywoman for Ketari Young Syefura Othman (Rara) on an occasion which was attended by DAP Secretary-General and Minister for Finance, Lim Guan Eng, and the other DAP leaders like the DAP National Chairman and MP for Cheras, Tan Kok Wai, DAP Deputy Secretary-General and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, National Publicity Secretary and MP for Damansara Tony Pua, DAP National Political Education Bureau Chairman Liew Chin Tong, MP for Segambut Hannah Yeoh, MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin, MP for Ipoh Timor Ong Kah Woh, MP for Taiping Teh Kok Lim and many others.

I have yet to meet after the historic May 9 poltical earthquake the other DAP Malay State Exco/Assembly representatives, like Johore State Exco Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (Paloh), Malacca State Exco Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu); Penang State Exco Zairil Khir Johari (Tanjong Bunga) and State Assemblywoman for Seri Delima Syerleena Abdul Rashid and Perak State Exco Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari (Tebing Tinggi).

But there is no doubt that the 14th General Election marked a major stride in the DAP’s struggle to fulfill the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics, where Malaysia can purged themselves of the infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy; and become a “beacon of light for a disturbed and distracted world” by being a showcase of how a nation of diverse races, religions, languages and cultures can succeed as an united, harmonious, democratic, progressive and prosperous Malaysia.

In the 14th General Election, the DAP fielded the most representative and inclusive slate of candidates for the parliamentary and state assembly candidates in party history – a total of 148 candidates comprising Chinese 108, Indian 23, Malay 10, KDM 3, Iban 3, Orang Asli 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Although Pakatan Harapan has lost one seat on Nomination Day, efforts must be trebled nation-wide to reach the target of winning 119 parliamentary seats on Polling Day on May 9

Ten day ago, I said that Pakatan Harapan should set a target of winning 120 of the total of 222 parliamentary seats to earn the clear and unmistakable right to form the new Malaysian Government in Putrajaya which would show that a decisive majority of Malaysians no longer a kleptocratic and corrupt Barisan Nasional.

I said that this target is achievable especially if a Malaysian tsunami sweeps across the nation bringing together Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadazans and others to vote against the BN and to strongly support Pakatan Harapan to form the next federal government.

To achieve this target of winning 120 parliamentary seats, Pakatan Harapan must defend all 89 parliament seats won by the opposition in the 13th General Election in 2013 and win another 31 out of the 56 marginal BN parliament seats in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
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I will sue Najib if he dares to accuse me of being anti-Malay and anti-Islam

Why is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak playing up the spectre of the “Chinese peril” despite the community’s population having steadily declined over the years?

In 1957, Malaya’s population comprised 49.8% Malays, 37.2% Chinese, 11.1% Indians and 2% Others.

In 1970 Malaysia’s population comprised 44.32% Malays, 34.34% Chinese, 8.99% Indians, 11.89% non-Malay Bumiputeras, 0.67% others.

In 2010, the percentage of Malays in the Malaysian population increased to 55.07%, Chinese reduced to 24.34%, Indians dropped to 7.35%, non-Malay Bumiputeras maintained at 11.94% and 1.3% others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib should set a good example of clean and honest politics instead of being the chief exponent of politics of fear, race and lies as Malays will continue to exercise political power in Malaysia whether UMNO is defeated in 14GE or not

The Prime Minister and UMNO President, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s fall-back to the politics of race, fear and lies in Lipis yesterday is an indication of his growing desperation that UMNO will be ousted from Putrajaya by a Malay tsunami in the 14GE with the election of a new Pakatan Harapan Federal Government with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the seventh Prime Minister and Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the Deputy Prime Minister – with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

In Lipis yesterday, Najib claimed that under the Pakatan Harapan, “absolute power rests in the hands of DAP”, portraying the 14th General Election as a fight between UMNO-led Barisan Nasional and DAP-led Pakatan Harapan.

Najib knows in his heart of hearts that what he said that “absolute power rests in the hands of DAP” or that Pakatan Harapan is “DAP-led” are not true, and that Pakatan Harapan operates on the principle of genuine consensus of the four component parties unlike Barisan Nasional where, to borrow the language of Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, what UMNO wants UMNO gets and what UMNO wants UMNO takes. Read the rest of this entry »

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The view that Iskandar Puteri is a “sure win” is as mistaken as the view in 2013 that Gelang Patah was a “sure lose” contest

Seven parliamentary constituencies will be the first-line “star” constituencies in the battle of Save Malaysia to Set Malaysia Free from UMNO/BN misrule, corruption, abuses of power, injustices and exploitation.

They are Ayer Hitam, Teluk Intan, and Stampin (where Johore, Perak and Sarawak DAP State Chairman respectively, i.e. Liew Chin Tong, Nga Kor Ming and Chong Chieng Jen have left comparatively safe seats to contest in high-risk constituencies to spark a Malaysian Tsunami to oust UMNO/BN from Putrajaya for the first time in 61 years), Seremban (where DAP National Organising Secretary and Negri Sembilan State Chairman Anthony Loke has refused to relocate to safer seat but to stay put in Seremban although it has become a very risky seat as result of the gerrymandering in the constituency redelineation), Langkawai (where Tun Mahathir will contesting), Pagoh (Tan Sri Muhyiddin contesting) and Semporna (Shafie Apdal contesting).

The second-line “star” constituencies in the 14th General Election will include Iskandar Puteri, Jerlun (Mukhriz Mahathir), Kota Raja (Mat Sabu), Kota Baru (Husam Musa), Bentong, Labis and Kluang.

I remember when I moved from Ipoh Timor parliamentary constituency in Perak to contest in Gelang Patah in Johor in the 2013 General Election, many felt it was a foolhardy decision to move from a very safe seat to a high-risk one. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP fields first Orang Asli candidate in 52-year party history

The DAP has created a few histories with the DAP candidate line-up for parliamentary and state assembly elections for the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

The DAP is fielding candidates in 47 parliamentary and 105 state assembly seats totaling 152 seats, but involving 148 candidates as four DAP leaders, namely DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, DAP Vice Chairman and Penang DAP State Chairman Chow Kon Yeow, DAP Deputy Secretary-General and Perak DAP Chairman, Nga Kor Ming and DAP National Organising Secretary and Negri Sembilan DAP State Chairman Anthony Loke, are contesting both parliamentary and state assembly seats.

For the first time in the 52-year history of DAP, an Orang Asli candidate, Nasir Dollah, will be fielded in the Galas state assembly seat in Kelantan.

The ethnic breakdown for the 148 DAP candidates are: Read the rest of this entry »

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Six political tsunami in the 14th General Elections on May 9

I hope to see six tsunamis to effect the first change of Malaysian Government in Putrajaya in 61 years in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

The six political tsunamis are:

·Urban tsunami;
·Rural tsunami;
·Sabah tsunami;
·Sarawak tsunami;
·Women tsunami; and
·Youth tsunami.

The 13th General Election five years ago in 2013, as well as the 12GE in 2008, saw the phenomenon of the urban political tsunami in Malaysia. These were not Chinese tsunami, but the tsunami of the urban and semi-urban Malaysians, whether Chinese, Indian or Malays in urban and semi-urban Malaysia.

We must not take for granted that there will be an equal degree of urban tsunami in the 14GE on May 9, because the failures of the urban tsunamis in the 2008 and 2012 General Elections to bring about change of government have resulted in political fatigue, disappointment and even disenchantment with the electoral process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Six tsunamis to effect the first change of Malaysian Government in Putrajaya in 61 years in the 14GE

I hope to see six tsunamis to effect the first change of Malaysian Government in Putrajaya in 61 years in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

The six political tsunamis are:

– Urban tsunami;
– Rural tsunami;
– Sabah tsunami;
– Sarawak tsunami;
– Women tsunami; and
– Youth tsunami.

The 13th General Election five years ago in 2013, as well as the 12GE in 2008, saw the phenomenon of the urban political tsunami in Malaysia. These were not Chinese tsunami, but the tsunami of the urban and semi-urban Malaysians, whether Chinese, Indian or Malays in urban and semi-urban Malaysia.

We must not take for granted that there will be an equal degree of urban tsunami in the 14GE on May 9, because the failures of the urban tsunamis in the 2008 and 2012 General Elections to bring about change of government have resulted in political fatigue, disappointment and even disenchantment with the electoral process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five aspects of the Malay Tsunami which will be the outstanding characteristic of the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, yesterday cautioned the Malays and bumiputeras against triggering a Malay tsunami in the upcoming 14th General Election as this will jeopardize their rights and interests.

This is a far cry from what Najib said only ten days ago, that that he could not detect a Malay tsunami taking place in the 14GE.

Najib is beginning to learn the truism that “a week is a long time in politics”, and the Polling Day of the 14th General Election on May 9 is still more than three weeks away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Malaysians create history and change the national leadership on May 9, as the Filipinos did on May 9, 2016 and the South Koreans did on May 9, 2017

Will Malaysians create history and change the national leadership on May 9, 2018 as the Filipinos did on May 9, 2016 when they changed their President and the South Koreans did on May 9, 2017 when they also changed their President.

Will there be a change of Federal Government in Putrajaya and a new Johore State Government in Nusajaya on May 9, 2018?

The is the enormity of the historic decision the 15 million Malaysian voters will make on May 9, 2018, whether Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will be elected as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, with Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as Deputy Prime Minister, to be followed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

I am glad to come to Kampong Gajah in Paloh for the first time. I understand that this is a MCA fortress.

MCA does not have many fortresses left in Malaysia or it would not have been reduced to a 7/11 political party, winning only seven MPs and 11 State Assembly representatives in the last general election.

Why did this happen? The reasons were very simple – over the decades, the MCA has failed the Malaysian Chinese and the Malaysian nation, with the country today being scorned and mocked worldwide as a global kleptocracy.

In my first visit to Kampong Gajah, I should have come with the Rocket logo – but we have instead the Pakatan Harapan common logo of the PKR blue-eye.

The DAP decision not to use the Rocket symbol is not an easy one. I had used the Rocket logo for 11 general elections and one by-election since 1968.

But we have to overcome the personal pain and agony not to use the Rocket symbol so as to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo of PKR’s blue-eyes – a supreme sacrifice and strategy, a game changer, to affirm that the time has come for all Malaysians regardless of race, religion, region or even political party, including the 3.6 million UMNO members, the one million MCA members and another million PAS members, to unite in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 to Save Malaysia from a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state to become an united, democratic, progressive, prosperous top-class world nation.

(Speech at the ceramah at Kampong Gajah, Paloh on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5 pm)

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DAP decision not to use Rocket logo and instead to use Pakatan Harapan common logo of PKR’s blue eyes an affirmation that all Malaysians regardless of race, religion, region or political party must unite in 14GE to save Malaysia from a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state

It is a strange phenomenon indeed – the foes and critics of Rocket, and even DAP traitors, have become the greatest champions of the Rocket!

Suddenly, we have UMNO/BN leaders, propagandists and quinoa cybertroopers and their publications protesting against the decision of the DAP Central Executive Committee, backed by state and branch leaders at meetings convened in the past week, that the DAP had betrayed its political objectives and principles when deciding not to use the Rocket symbol in the 14th General Election but instead to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo, which is PKR’s blue-eyes symbol.

At one end of the spectrum, DAP is accused of having sold itself to Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, not forgetting another UMNO/BN cybertrooper allegation that I had been paid RM1 billion by Mahathir to allow PPBM to join Pakatan Harapan; while at the other end of spectrum, the DAP is being accused of using Mahathri to split the Malay votes.

MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai alleged at the launch of the MCA’s 14GE Manifesto that DAP has betrayed the Malaysian Chinese electorate, and that “When Mahathir appears, the Rocket disappears”!

But this did not prevent UMNO leaders, like the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, from advising PPBM members not to get “too excited” over the naming of Tun Mahathir as Pakatan Harapan’s Prime Minister-designate, on the ground if Pakatan Harapan do win the 14GE, the pact’s main choice for the prime minister would be Lim Kit Siang and not Mahathir. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Mahathir stooge of Lim Kit Siang, or Lim Kit Siang stooge of Mahathir?

Is Mahathir stooge of Lim Kit Siang or Lim Kit Siang stooge of Mahathir?

This is a question which had been haunting and dividing the UMNO/BN leadership, and it is one reason why speeches and statements by UMNO/BN leaders lack credibility and authority, reduced to the level of garbage and fake news.

Last week, the UMNO propaganda apparatus tested the waters to revive a highly-funded and monstrous demonization campaign that Mahathir is only my stooge and that I would take over as Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14GE.

The role of firing the first salvo to revive such a dastardly demonization campaign was performed by the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, who advised PPBM members not to get “too excited” over the naming of Tun Mahathir as Pakatan Harapan’s Prime Minister-designate, on the ground that if Pakatan Harapan do win the 14GE, the pact’s main choice for the prime minister would be Lim Kit Siang and not Mahathir. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will there be six tsunamis in the 14th General Election to establish a new Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya to usher a new Malaysia restoring the Malaysian Dream of Malaysians down the decades?

We are heading into the most challenging General Election in the 61-year history of the nation – the 14th General Election.

One of the questions to be decided will be whether there will be six tsunamis in the 14th General Election to establish a new Pakatan Harapan Government in Putrajaya to restore the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians down the decades?

There was a political tsunami in the urban areas in the last two general elections, which denied the UMNO/Barisan Nasional coalition its unbroken two-thirds parliamentary majority and in 2013, deprived Datuk Seri Najib Razak of majority popular support – but because of gerrymandering and unfair democratic practices, it was not enough to bring about the first peaceful and democratic change of Federal Government in Putrajaya. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 14GE is the last opportunity for Malaysians to tell the whole world that they do not want Malaysia to become a global kleptocracy

I want to announce that the DAP/Pakatan Harapan candidate for Sandakan Parliament will be the incumbent and Sabah DAP State Chairman Stephen Wong, while Calvin Chong will be the DAP/PH candidate for the Sabah state assembly seat of Elopura and Frankie Poong the DAP/PH candidate for Tanjung Papat state assembly seat.

This is a significant visit to me to Sandakan, marking the 40th anniversary of my first visit to Sandakan in 1978 – the year Sandakan created history in sending the first “Rocket” from Sabah to Parliament.

As the DAP International Secretary, Teo Nie Ching, mentioned just now, the Rocket symbol will not be seen in Peninsular Malaysia in the 14th General Election and would only be seen in Sabah and Sarawak, as we have made the critical decision to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo in the supreme effort to win the 14th General Election and establish the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in Putrajaya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Appeal to hardcore DAP members and supporters to have faith in DAP leaders as the decision to use Pakatan Harapan common logo is not to betray the DAP objectives but to achieve the Malaysian Dream

The decision to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo, and for the first time in 52 years not to use the Rocket symbol, is a very difficult and heart-wrenching, with some DAP leaders privately shedding tears.

Despite the announcement by the DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng three days ago, many hard-core DAP members and supporters still cannot accept it.

They still feel the pain and agony of not using the Rocket in the forthcoming general election.

I fully understand their pain and agony, for I myself still feel such pain and agony, as I had used the Rocket symbol in 11 general elections and one by-election in the past five decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Chen’s feeling of pain and agony over the DAP CEC decision to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo which is not the Rocket symbol is the feeling of all DAP leaders, members and supporters

DAP founder Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin’s feeling of pain and agony over the DAP Central Executive Committee’s decision to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo which is not the Rocket symbol is the feeling of all DAP leaders, members and supporters.

I had consulted Dr. Chen on the matter in a telephone conversation with him on Wednesday morning.

As I said at the DAP kopitiam ceramah at Pengkalan Rinting in Johor Baru earlier today when announcing the DAP/Pakatan Harapan Johore State Assembly candidate for Perling, the DAP decision not to use the Rocket logo, which had appeared in the ballot papers for eleven general elections from 1969 to 2013, was not an easy one, but a most painful and heart-wrenching decision for all DAP leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP’s decision not to use Rocket logo but a Pakatan Harapan common logo not an easy but a most painful and heart-wrenching one

I want to announce the DAP/Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Johor State Assembly seat for Perling (new name for Pengkalan Rinting) will be the incumbent DAP State Assemblyman Cheo Yee How.

The DAP decision not to use the Rocket logo, which had appeared in the ballot papers for eleven general elections from 1969 to 2013, was not an easy one, but a most painful and heart-wrenching decision for all DAP leaders.

For some five decades, the Rocket symbol had been identified with the uphill struggle, with many ups and downs, trials and tribulations, for an united, just, democratic, progressive and prosperous Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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