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Forthcoming Sarawak state election will decide whether the implementation of the Pakatan Harapan “pillar-promise” of “Return Sarawak and Sabah to the status accorded in Malaysia Agreement 1963” has full support of Sarawak

The voters of Sandakan surprised themselves, Sabah and Malaysia when they gave the DAP candidate Vivian Wong a landslide victory in the Sandakan by-election on May 11, with a historic majority of 11,521 votes despite a low voter turnout of 54.4%.

Many thought that Sandakan is a constituency with predominantly Chinese voters in the 75%-80% region, but they cannot be wrong as the ethnic composition of its voter make-up is Chinese 51% and Sabah bumipuera 49%.

This makes Vivian Wong’s landslide victory all the more significant as she won all 17 polling districts in the by-election and 91 out of the 93 polling streams – making it a very representative and rounded victory.

The level of Chinese support actually increased slightly to approximately 95 percent, a level which Pakatan Harapan only achieved in 12 out of 24 parliamentary constituencies with more than 50 percent of Chinese voters in GE14. Read the rest of this entry »

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Historic Sandakan by-election has pulverised two myths: that PH/Warisan governments are only for one-term and the invincibility of the shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign

The historic Sandakan by-election result has pulverised two myths in Malaysian politics – that the Pakatan Harapan/Warisan governments in Putrajaya and Sabah are only one-term governments and the invincibility of the shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign to give a new lease of life to former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

At a news conference in Sandakan two days before polling on May 11, I outlined three possible scenarios in the Sandakan by-election:

First scenario – PBS victory because of the UMNO-PAS tie-up and campaign. UMNO claimed to have 9,700 members in Sandakan, and if UMNO successfully mobilised its 9,700 members to vote, with the promised 150% UMNO support by former UMNO bigwig Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, together with the final appearance of Najib in Sandakan in his shameless “Malu Apa “ new campaign, and the votes amassed by the grand opposition coalition in Sabah, victory for the PBS candidate was on the cards.

Second scenario – DAP candidate Vivian Wong win the Sandakan by-election with a majority of a few thousand votes, confirming the support of the Sandakan voters for the DAP, Pakatan Harapan and the Warisan-led Sabah State Government.

With the low voter turn-out rate on polling day, PH/Warisan leaders thought that the best the DAP candidate could achieve in the Sandakan by-election was a small victory with a majority of some two thousand votes.

But it was the third scenario that eventuated despite the shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign of Najib in Sandakan on Friday evening and Saturday morning and the “150 per cent UMNO support”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sandakan by-election not only shows that UMNO is no longer relevant in Sabah but demonstrates that the UMNO-PAS axis is utterly  irrelevant in the mission to build a world-class Malaysia

One of the architects of the DAP’s historic victory in the Sandakan by-election, Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is right that the Sandakan parliamentary by-election is an endorsement by voters of the Warisan-led Sabah State Government and showed that UMNO is no longer relevant in Sabah.

But the Sandakan by-election has other meanings and implications as well as it  is also a ringing endorsement of the Pakatan Harapan
Government in Putrajaya and showed that the UMNO-PAS axis is utterly irrelevant in the mission to build a world-class Malaysia

Most  powerfully, the Sandakan verdict was a stunning repudiation of the “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who visited various polling centres  in Sandakan yesterday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three things which Najib should clarify in his shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” visit to Sandakan

There are many things which the former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should clarify about the monstrous and heinous 1MDB scandal
and other mega corruption scandals  which he should answer  in his shameless “Malu Apa  Bossku” visit to Sandakan today, but there
are three things which he should not avoid as they had just cropped up in the past two days.

Firstly, he should respond to the 509 first anniversary speech by the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad  who said it was “strange” that Najib could still act innocent during the ongoing investigation of the 1MDB scandal and despite the return of some RM1.5 billion misappropriated from 1MDB by the US and Singapore authorities and the criminal and money-laundering investigations by some 10 countries; Read the rest of this entry »

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I am prepared to have a wager with Tok Mat – that Mahathir will keep his word to pass on the Prime Minister’s post to Anwar and will not dissolve Parliament to call for fresh elections instead

At the PBS Sandakan by-election ceramah last night, the UMNO acting president, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not keep his promise of passing on the prime minister’s post to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and that he will sooner dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections instead.

Mohamad even said that the 15th General Election could be called as soon as the end of next year.

Mohamad said he was familiar with Dr Mahathir’s character and from what he knows, the latter will not relinquish the post to Anwar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Sandakan by-election represent a national turnaround to the three by-election defeats to give a great boost and support for the start of second year in the agenda for change for a New Malaysia, New Sabah and New Sandakan

There can be three scenarios to the outcome of the Sandakan parliamentary by-election on Saturday, 11th May 2019:

First scenario – the UMNO-PAS tie-up, using PBS to field a candidate, can win the by-election. UMNO states that it has 10,000 members in Sandakan. If UMNO could mobilise its 10,000 members to vote, and together with PAS, PBS and the support of others, the PBS candidate might be able to poll some 15,000 votes. In such a situation, the UMNO-PAS candidate might win the Sandakan by-election by a few hundred votes.

Second scenario – DAP candidate Vivian Wong wins the Sandakan by-election with a majority of a few thousand votes, confirming the support of the Sandakan voters for the DAP, Pakatan Harapan and the Warisan-led Sabah State Government.

Third scenario which is unlikely and very challenging, calling virtually for a political miracle, i.e. Vivian Wong wins the Sandakan by-election with an even bigger majority than her father, Datuk Stephen Wong in the 14th General Election. In the last general election Stephen Wong polled 19,094 votes and won with a thundering majority of 10,098 votes. This scenario is unlikely in a by-election which is likely to have a lower voter turn-out, but if it happens, it will be a rare achievement which will also be a ringing endorsement not only for DAP, Pakatan Harapan and the Warisan-led Sabah State Government, but represent a national turnaround to the recent three by-election defeats suffered by Pakatan Harapan in the Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Ratau by-elections and give a great boost and support for the start of second year in the agenda for change for a New Malaysia, New Sabah and New Sandakan.
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Najib with his new persona Malu Apa Bossku welcome to Sandakan to give Malaysian voters the opportunity to speak up  loud and clear in a parliamentary by-election  that 1MDB scandal and Malaysia as a global kleptocracy are subjects of shame for right-thinking Malaysians

It is reported that former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be the star speaker of the UMNB-PAS by-election campaign for the PBS candidate in the Sandakan by-election on Friday, the eve of the by-election on Saturday.

Najib with his new persona Malu Apa Bossku is welcome to Sandakan to give Malaysian voters the opportunity to speak up loud and clear in a parliamentary by-election that the monstrous 1MDB scandal and Malaysia as a global kleptocracy are subjects of shame for right-thinking Malaysians.

Najib should come to Sandakan to explain why he had never apologised or expressed regret for the 1MDB scandal, which had brought to the country the 3Is of infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy.
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Let Sandakan by-election provide the great thrust and boost in the start of the second year of Pakatan Harapan federal government and Warisan-led Sabah State Government to continue the agenda of change to create a New Malaysia and a new Sabah

This is the time for report cards for the first anniversary of the historic decision of the 14th General Election of May 9, 2018.

The first anniversary in two days’ time is marked by the appointment of a new Chief Justice and a new Inspector-General of Police, both important and positive developments in the building of a New Malaysia to undertake institutional reforms to establish a New Malaysia which upholds the doctrine of separation of powers, the rule of law and to restore institutional independence and professionalism.

There had been ups and downs, breakthroughs, setbacks and even failures from the Pakatan Harapan promises of the last general election, but what is most important is whether Pakatan Harapan remains committed to the promises and agenda for change for a new Malaysia and a new Sabah and prepared to learn from our setbacks and failures.

The two important appointments of the Chief Justice and the Inspector-General of Police, as well as the earlier appointment of the first Chief Justice from Sabah, represent a good end for the first-year anniversary of the historic, peaceful and democratic change for Malaysia the first time in six decades in Malaysia and first time in 55 years for Sabah. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great mistake to think that Najib’s corruption trials and those of a few bigwigs of the former administration signify Malaysia is firmly on the road to becoming a top nation of integrity

It is a great mistake to think that the corruption trials of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and a few bigwigs of the former administration signify that Malaysia is firmly on the road to becoming a top nation of integrity.

Two events over the weekend illustrates such a dangerous fallacy.

First, the denial by an exalted personality like the former Speaker of Parliament that there was – or that anybody knows or cares about – the 1MBD scandal when Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia campaigned for PBS in the Sandakan by-election.

Pandikar had been singly responsible for the subversion of the 13th Parliament in preventing it from performing its patriotic duty to save Malaysia from being condemned by the world as a global kleptocracy.

There was neither a trace of regret nor a tinge of contrition from Pandikar for what he did as the Speaker of the 13th Parliament in suppressing parliamentary debate or probe into the 1MDB scandal, but instead, in perpetuating a furtive attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of Malaysian people by denying that there is such a thing as a 1MDB scandal.
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Did Ongkili raise 1MDB issue in cabinet, asks Kit Siang

By Geraldine Tong – 1.5.2019 | Malaysiakini

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has asked whether Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Maximus Ongkili raised the issue of the 1MDB scandal during his tenure as a cabinet minister.

Ongkili was the energy, green technology and water minister from 2013 to 2018.

“Maximus Ongkili was a minister while 1MDB was happening.

“Did he ever raise this issue in the cabinet?” Lim asked in a ceramah at Kampung Sim Sim, Sandakan last night.

He was speaking on the campaign trail for the Sandakan by-election, for which DAP is fielding Vivian Wong.

In his speech, Lim brought up the 1MDB issue as well as investment company Goldman Sachs’ involvement in the scandal.

The Iskandar Puteri MP also asked whether the audience believed former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s claim that he was a victim in the 1MDB scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Never before had more lies been told in a by-election than in the Semenyih by-election – are they all shariah-compliant lies?

Never before in the history of by-elections in Malaysia had more lies been told than in the Semenyih by-election – and one must ask whether they are all shariah-compliant lies.

In fact, Semenyih will be remembered as the by-election where the term “shariah-compliant lie” made its first appearance.

One of the biggest lie concocted for the by-election is the lie there is a move to topple the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in the form of a vote of no confidence by Pakatan Harapan Members of Parliament in the forthcoming Parliament starting on March 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three reasons why the voters of Semenyih should vote for the Pakatan Harapan candidate on March 2

There are three reasons why the voters of Semenyih should vote for the Pakatan Harapan candidate, Muhammad Aiman Zainali on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Last night, a former UMNO Minister in a by-election ceramah questioned the appointment of non-Malays and non-Muslims as Finance Minister, Attorney-General, and Chief Justice.

This is extremism at its worst, against the very spirit of the Malaysian Constitution and the principle of Malaysian nation-building.

It is not that Malaysia did not have a non-Malay and a non-Muslim as Finance Minister, Attorney-General and Chief Justice in the past.

The MCA President Tun Tan Siew Sin was Finance Minister until 1974 and Lim Guan Eng is the first non-Malay and non-Muslim to become a Finance Minister in the past 44 years. In the early years of Malaysia, the posts of Attorney-General and Chief Justice was also held by a non-Malay and non-Muslim. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congrats to Ramli on being elected as first Orang Asli MP

I congratulate Ramli Mohd Nor on being the first Orang Asli to be elected Member of Parliament in Malaysia.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Brinchang on Saturday, January 26, 2019)

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Last-minute and final appeal to outstation voters of Cameron Highlands to return to vote tomorrow and transform the by-election from the jaws of death to an even greater historic victory for the people than the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018

I have just come out of Orang Asli Kampong Pangan in Pos Menson, and my visit has reinforced my call for a New Deal for Orang Asli as the Barisan Nasional had failed in sixty years to make meaningful and substantial strides to bring the Orang Asli community to the national mainstream of development.

A New Deal for Orang Asli to ensure that they could be uplifted to be at par with the other communities in 30 years by 2050 after 60 years of JAKOA failure is more meaningful than having an Orang Asli candidate in the Cameron Highlands by-election. Read the rest of this entry »

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As of noon on eve of Cameron Highlands by-election, Barisan Nasional has the upper hand and will win the by-election unless a miracle happens tomorrow with an unexpected influx of outstation voters defying normal trends to save the seat for Pakatan Harapan

No political analyst or polling group predicts Pakatan Harapan victory in the Cameron Highlands by-election tomorrow.

In fact, as of noon on eve of Cameron Highlands by-election, Barisan Nasional has the upper hand and will win the by-election unless a miracle happens tomorrow with an unexpected influx of outstation voters defying normal trends to save the seat for Pakatan Harapan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dare Najib deny that he is in fact asking the voters of Cameron Highlands to spearhead a “Save Najib” campaign to culminate in a Barisan Nasional victory in 15th General Election and his return as Prime Minister?

I have certainly no intention of sparring with former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the Cameron Highlands by-election campaign.

I am in Cameron Highlands, like the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who will come to the constituency later today, the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the PKR President, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the DAP Secretary-General and Minister for Finance, Lim Guan Eng, and the AMANAH President and Defence Minister, Mat Sabu and other Pakatan Harapan leaders to compaign for the Pakatan Harapan candidate M. Manogaran to be elected as Member of Parliament for Cameron Highlands.
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I have never said that the Orang Asli, who are the first inhabitants of the country, are not citizens, but asked whether they are full citizens of Malaysia

Before I came on stage, I received a call telling me that the latest Barisan Nasional dirty tactics in the Cameron Highlands by-election is to accuse me of defaming the Orang Asli people by declaring that they are not citizens of the country.

I have never said that the Orang Asli, who are the first inhabitants of the country, are not citizens, but asked whether they are full citizens of Malaysia.

This seems to be such a stupid question for every Malaysian is a full citizen of Malaysia.
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Voters of Cameron Highlands should say three ‘Noes” to Najib in the by-election this Saturday

The Cameron Highlands by-election on Saturday will not only be the most important electoral battle in the history of Cameron Highlands, it will also have far-reaching consequences for the country and future generations.

For this reason, I call on every outstation voter in Cameron Highlands to take the trouble to return home to cast his or her vote on Saturday. This will be an investment worth making, for it will not only affect the people of Cameron Highlands for the next four years, but also future generations in Cameron Highlands as well as all Malaysians for the next few decades.
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Are Orang Asli full citizens of Malaysia?

The question that has been nagging me since my several visits to Orang Asli Posts and Kampongs in Cameron Highlands in the past three weeks is whether after sixty years, Orang Asli are full citizens of Malaysia?

They are the first inhabitants of Malaysia but are they full citizens of this country sixty years after Merdeka?

This seems to be such a stupid question for every Malaysian is a full citizen of Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Pakatan Harapan can win in Cameron Highlands by-election on Saturday, I will convene a Pakatan Harapan conference of Orang Asli representatives in Cameron Highlands to draft a blueprint for Orang Asli to become full citizens of Malaysia

If Pakatan Harapan can win in Cameron Highlands by-election on Saturday, I will convene a Pakatan Harapan conference of Orang Asli represnetatives in Cameron Highlands to draft a blueprint for Orang Asli to become full citizens of Malaysia.

Although Barisan Nasonal and PAS leaders and propagandists had spread the toxic and vicious falsehoods before the last general election that I was the real political power in Pakatan Harapan and will become the Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th General Election, events have exposed these lies and falsehoods.

I am not even in the Cabinet and I cannot speak on behalf of the Pakatan Harapan Government. Read the rest of this entry »

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