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UMNO leadership will be tempted by Malacca general election results to rush to hold the 15th General Election for the country as early as possible, even early 2022

The UMNO leadership will be tempted by the Malacca general election results to tear up the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Prime Minister Ismail Sabri and Pakatan Harapan to rush for the 15th General Election for the country to held as early as possible, even early 2022.

This is because based on the Malacca general election results, UMNO and BN will be able to take over the Federal government on its own, and may regain two-thirds majority in Parliament and even free the top UMNO leaders from corruption charges if the 15th General Elections is held in early 2022. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malacca General Election the most extraordinary of the 22 general elections in my experience – an election where physical campaigning is banned

(Versi BM)

The Malacca General Election is the most extraordinary of the 22 general elections in my experience in the last 56 years – an election where all forms of physical campaigning are banned.

I have gone through 12 national general elections, nine Sarawak state general elections and countless by-elections but this is the first time that we have an election where there are no public rallies, ceramahs, talks and walkabouts – which put the Opposition parties at a great disadvantage.

Nobody can be certain what would be the outcome of the Polling Day tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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I have been guided all my life by Wen Tianxiang’s immortal words “All men are mortal but my loyalty will illuminate the annals of history forever” and have never compromised my loyalty to Malaysia to make it a world-class great nation

(Versi BM)

Two days ago, I visited the Sam Tiong Keng temple in Semabok, Malacca which is in the Banda Hilir state constituency where we are fielding Malacca DAPSY Deputy Chief Leong Chau Yan.

I was in for a surprise as the main historic figure the temple was dedicated to was Wen Tianxiang, the poet-politician of the Southern Song dynasty, who chose death instead of betrayal of his loyalty to Kublai Khan and the Yuan dynasty.

I have been guided all my life by Wen Tianxiang’s immortal words “All men are mortal but my loyalty will illuminate the annals of history forever” and have never compromised my loyalty to Malaysia to make it a world-class great nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Ismail Sabri’s “Keluarga Malaysia” includes a ban of gambling and liquor in Malaysia and withdrawal of support for the five Rukun Negara nation-building principles?

(Versi BM)

I have said that Ismail Sabri, the ninth Prime Minister of Malaysia, is the weakest Prime Minister in Malaysian history, and this is confirmed by Kedah Mentri Besar’s action banning gambling in Kedah.

Ismail Sabri should clarify whether his “Keluarga Malaysia” includes a ban on gambling and liquor in Malaysia and the withdrawal of support for the five Rukun Negara nation-building principles of belief in God, loyalty to King and country, supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and courtesy and morality. Read the rest of this entry »

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As PAS banned gambling in Kedah and raised the liquor issue violating the Rukun Negara principles of Malaysian nation-building to get votes in the Malacca general election, let Malacca voters solidly reject PAS, PN and BN candidates for this disloyalty to Rukun Negara

(Versi BM)

As PAS banned gambling in Kedah and raised the liquor issue violating the Rukun Negara principles of Malaysian nation-building to get votes in the Malacca general election, let Malacca voters solidly reject PAS, PN and BN candidates for this disloyalty to Rukun Negara.

I am eighty years old and I had never bought a 4D in my life. But it is wrong, extremist and intolerant to try moral policing in a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multicultural Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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If as Bersatu President, Muhyiddin could repudiate the Pakatan Harapan 2018 General Election Manifesto, what is there to prevent Muhyiddin from repudiating the Perikatan Nasional manifesto, particularly in fighting corruption?

(Versi BM)

If, as Bersatu President, Muhyiddin Yassin could repudiate the Pakatan Harapan 2018 General Election Manifesto, what is there to prevent Muhyiddin from repudiating the Perikatan Nasional manifesto, particularly the “fighting corruption” plank, which was unveiled yesterday?

Yesterday, all 28 Perikatan Nasional candidates for the Malacca polls gave an anti-corruption pledge as part of PN chairperson Muhyiddin Yassin’s launch of PN anti-graft campaign pledge in the Malacca general election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Selangor DAP election results an inspiring example for Malacca voters to lead Malaysia in long-term struggle lasting 20-30 years for Malaysian First objective

The Selangor DAP election results are an inspiring example for Malacca voters to lead Malaysia in long-term struggle lasting 20-30 years for the Malaysian First objective.

I congratulate Gobind Singh Deo for being re-elected Selangor DAP State Chairman and Ng Sze Han for being elected Selangor DAP State Secretary, and all the rest of the Selangor DAP committee members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Malacca voters to spearhead a long-term Malaysian First campaign lasting 20 to 30 years to make Malaysia a world-class great nation

(Versi BM)

I visited Gadek constituency yesterday morning where we are fielding G. Saminathan, who was falsely accused as a Tamil Tiger terrorist and wrongly detained until his release just before the Sheraton Move conspiracy in February 2020.

Fortunately, Saminathan was released before the Sheraton Move conspiracy toppled the democratically-elected Pakatan Harapan Government after 22 months or he and others similarly detained under the bogus charges of being linked to Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers terrorists would be in incarceration for quite some time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Objection inside Bersatu to Mas Ermieyati’s appointment as Malacca Chief Minister is the Bersatu time-bomb in Malacca

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Malaysians must be startled by Muhyiddin Yassin’ spate of confessions in the last two days as a renegade in the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government, in particular his statement that he is not like Mahathir Mohamad and that Perikatan Nasional (PN) won’t lie to the people.

It would appear that the main conspirator in the Sheraton Move conspiracy which toppled a democratically-elected Pakatan Harapan government after 22 months, and ushered in two backdoor, undemocratic and illegitimate governments was not Azmin Ali but Muhyiddin Yassin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Muhyiddin continue to support Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister if Bersatu is completely wiped out by UMNO in the Malacca general election?

There is a lot of attention in the Malacca general election on “political frogs” but there is no proper discussion on political principles and integrity as if it is a sin and an unpardonable crime to change political parties.

Winston Churchill changed political parties twice, firstly as a Conservative when he first became Member of Parliament in 1901, but he became a Liberal in 1904 protesting against “protectionism” in the Conservative Party. In 1923, he returned to the Conservative Party in protest against Liberal-Labour co-operation.

Was Churchill wrong? I would not say so, as Churchill’s political shift was one of principle and he was prepared to face the verdict of the electorate.

This was why when I suggested in Parliament on March 21, 1978 for a law to prevent party-hopping, I said: Read the rest of this entry »

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Malacca in the seventies and eighties was the front-line state in the Malaysian First campaign – now the torch has come back to Malacca

(Versi BM)

Many thought I am a Malaccan. They are wrong.

I was born, bred and educated in Batu Pahat, Johore up to the end of my secondary education.

I first visited Malacca in April 1955 when I was in Form One and cycled with two classmates Tan Tik Seng and Allan Goh Chay Foo from Batu Pahat to Malacca during the April school holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia First – Boleh ke?

Firstly, I want to thank Kee Thuan Chye for writing about my past. I did not know what he was writing and I was quite curious when he gave me the first copy of the book when it was published – and I find it most readable and absorbing.

He did not ask me very much of my school days and I found to my surprise that he has learnt quite a bit. The stories were true although some aspects were quite apocryphal, gained from the telling and re-telling of the stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malacca General Election the messiest general election in Malaysian history for six decades with the most number of candidates likely to lose their deposits

(Versi BM)

The Malacca General Election is the messiest general election in Malaysian history for six decades, with the most number of candidates likely to lose their deposits.

There are 112 candidates vying for 28 Malacca State Assembly seats. There will be three-cornered fights in 11 seats, four-way contests in nine, five-cornered battles in five and six-way fights in three.

Although it is a Malacca state general election, it will have far-reaching political future implications for the future of Malaysia and may even decide whether Ismail
Sabri will Prime Minister for the shortest term – shorter than the term served by his “backdoor” predecessor, Muhyiddin Yassin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malacca and Sarawak general elections will be important forerunners of the 15th General Election to decide whether the Malaysian Dream has come to an end and there is no way for Malaysia to become a successful plural society and a world-class great nation

In my 57 years of political work, I have always regarded myself as first and foremost a Malaysian.

This has been distorted by my enemies to mean that I have sold out the Chinese or given up on my identity as a Chinese. They cannot be more wrong for one who regards himself as first and foremost as a Malaysian does not relinquish his ethnicity. I want everyone to regard himself or herself as a Malaysian first and foremost without relinquishing his or her ethnic identity and roots whether as a Chinese, Malay, Indian, Kadazan or Iban.
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The hardliners in the Ismail Sabri government who want Malacca and Sarawak general elections this year and believe there is a possibility of wiping out DAP or deliver a fatal blow to DAP have won over the moderates who want to uphold the CSR MOU and delay elections

The hardliners in the Ismail Sabri government who want Malacca and Sarawak general elections this year and believe that there is a possibility of wiping out the DAP or deliver a fatal blow to DAP have won over the moderates who want to uphold the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) and delay elections.

The hardliners argue that a devastating blow to DAP in Malacca and Sarawak will further the cause of the “race and religion” politics and rhetoric of the political parties in government which had toppled the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government in February 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP proved it is a party for all Malaysians when fifty years ago in 1971, it rejected MCA proposal for DAP dissolution for Chinese Unity as we are not just Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans or Kadazans, we are first and foremost Malaysians

(Versi BM)

I was sent by DAP to fly the DAP flag in Malacca and stood as a candidate for the then Bandar Melaka parliamentary constituency in 1969.

I believed that I had discharged the trust and the mandate of the party to the best of my ability from 1969-1986 when I was for three terms MP for Bandar (and then Kota) Melaka and Malacca State Assemblyman. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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In memory of Leonard Hsing Yin Shean, MP Tanjong Aru 1986-1990

It is sad to receive news that Leonard Hsing Yin Shean, 63, breathed his last at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu last night.

Hsing was Member of Parliament for Tanjong Aru from 1986 to 1990, during a term when the DAP had four MPs from Sabah – Sandakan, Gaya, Tanjong Aru and Tawau. Read the rest of this entry »

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For fifty years, nobody was bothered about the DAP Johore party election but now it is the top national news and focus – that is what Liew Chin Tong has achieved

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For 50 years, nobody was bothered about the DAP Johore party election but now it is the top national news and focus – that is what Liew Chih Tong has achieved.

From the political backwaters as the bulwark of a conservative regime that thrives on the politics of race to a front-line state for change and reform in pursuit of the Malaysian Dream to realize Malaysia’s potential as a world-class great nation – that is what Liew Chin Tong had accomplished in his ten years of political life in Johore! Read the rest of this entry »

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