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Double standard treatment of the case of UMNO/BN as illegal political parties is the last straw why the UMNO/BN must be replaced by Pakatan Harapan as Malaysian and Johore state governments on May 9

The double standard treatment of the case of UMNO/BN as illegal political parties is the last straw why the UMNO/BN must be replaced by Pakatan Harapan as the Malaysian Government in Putrajaya and Johore government in Nusajaya in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

On the eve of dissolution of Parliament on April 7, 2018, PPBM (Bersatu) was issued with a 30-day provisional dissolution order by the UMNO/BN Government through the Registrar of Societies (RoS), forbidding Bersatu from holding any political activities.

Where were the concepts of justice, good governance and the rule of law when in fact, it was UMNO/Barisan Nasional which should be issued with a provision dissolution order by the Registrar of Societies as UMNO had violated its own party constitution on election of UMNO Supreme Council elections?

DAP was harassed for five years on the baseless ground that the DAP was an illegal political party based on the false and baseless premise that our Central Executive Committee elections in December 2012 was improper and defective, when it was in fact fully proper, legal and in accordance with the DAP constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Liow Tiong Lai should cite one stance where MCA has changed Since his “Citizen” National Day video, whether MCA had ever Protested against the 1MDB scandal in government?

MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that I am a “lost man” without any direction as my strategy had backfired.

I congratulate Liow for his political acumen for being able to read my political strategy, and if his analysis is true that I am a “lost man”, he should be the happiest man in Malaysian politics instead of leading a most unprecedented MCA “Anti-Siege/Elimination Total Offensive” Rally in Yong Peng yesterday fighting a last battle of survival.

Liow alleges that the DAP wants to kill off MCA. He is grossly mistaken MCA will kill off itself, by betraying the very objectives and principles for which MCA was founded.

This was why MCA was reduced from golden age in the past to a 7/11 party in the last general elections, winning only seven parliamentary and eleven state assembly seats.

I would advise Liow to revisit his “Citizens” National Day Video last year and act as a brave citizen of Malaysia and not as a cringing MP and Minister solely dependent on UMNO’s Malay votes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Regret at Najib’s “makhluk” language and call for decent, honest and civil campaigning for the 14th General Elections

It is most regrettable that even before the official start of the 14th General Elections Campaign on Nomination Day on April 28, the Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional Chairman, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has already resorted to gutter politics using the “makhluk” language when referring to opponents.

At the PRIMA groundbreaking ceremony in Teluk Intan on Wednesday, Najib warned that a makhluk (creature) who had “a penchant for creating fake news” was contesting in Teluk Intan against the Minister President of Gerakan Mah Siew Keong, clearly referring to Perak DAP chief Ng Kor Ming, who will be carrying the DAP/Pakatan Harapan standard in Teluk Intan in the 14GE. Read the rest of this entry »

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No other political party can eliminate MCA and Gerakan – as political parties can only commit suicide or self-destruct from their own betrayal of their founding principles

I gave an assurance to MCA and Gerakan at the media conference in Labis earlier this evening to announce the DAP/Pakatan Harapan parliamentary candidate for Labis, Pang Hock Liong, that DAP has no intention whatsoever to eliminate MCA and Gerakan, stressing that no other political party can eliminate MCA and Gerakan, as political parties cannot be eliminated by other political parties but can only commit suicide or self-destruct because of their own betrayal of their founding principles.

The intention and objective of the DAP in the 14th General Election is to defeat the UMNO/BN so that for the first in the nation’s 61-year history, a new Government from Pakatan Harapan could be formed in Putrajaya, to Save Malaysia from becoming a bankrupt, rogue and kleptocratic state by resetting Malaysia’s nation building directions and policies for Malaysia to become a world top-class nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Full assurance to MCA and Gerakan – DAP has no intention whatsoever to eliminate MCA and Gerakan

I want to give a full assurance to MCA and Gerakan – DAP no intention whatsoever to eliminate MCA and Gerakan.

The placement of DAP candidates in Ayer Hitam, Teluk Intan and Labis is not because DAP intends to eliminate MCA and Gerakan, as DAP is fully aware that we are incapable of performing this feat, apart from the fact that it is never the intention or objective of DAP to eliminate MCA, Gerakan or any political party in the country.

No other political party can eliminate MCA or Gerakan, as only MCA itself can eliminate MCA, and Gerakan itself can eliminate the Gerakan, by adopting policies and measures Which deprives them of all public support, because they have rendered themselves completely irrelevant and marginalized. Read the rest of this entry »

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Liow Tiong Lai must explain whether it is official MCA campaign strategy to spread the claim that there is nothing wrong with Najib’s 2.6 billion donation and the 1MDB scandal as Najib had given back the RM2.6 billion to Malaysians

I am shocked to discover during my walkabout with the DAP candidate for Johor State Assembly seat, Tan Hong Pin that MCA propagandists are spreading the version that there is nothing wrong with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM2.6 billion donation in his personal banking accounts and the 1MDB scandal, especially as Najib had given back the RM2.6 billion to the people of Malaysia.

This is a monstrous multiple lie and falsehood, which is worse than the lie recently by the Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications Unit when responding to the FaceBook posting by former Cabinet Minister, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, asking the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to clarify if it had known about caretaker prime minister Najib Razak’s infamous RM2.6 billion donation, and how the department had dealt with it at the time.
 
The Barisan Nasional strategic communications team, which is headed by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datu Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, said that that Najib had returned most, if not all, of the RM2.6 billion donation he received in 2013.
 
This is a double lie, for Najib had not returned most, and definitely not all, of the RM2.6 billion Donation to Saudi royalty he received in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH should target winning 120 parliament seats in GE14 – 100 in Peninsular Malaysia and 20 in Sabah and Sarawak

112 parliament seats are needed in order to win a bare majority control of parliament.

PH should set a target of winning 120 parliament seats to show that a decisive majority of Malaysians no longer support a kleptocratic and corrupt Barisan Nasional (BN).

Is this target achievable?

Yes, I think it is. Especially if there is a Malaysian tsunami that will sweep 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.
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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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DAP Mersing organizing fund-raising dinner although DAP not contesting in Mersing parliamentary or Tenggaroh and Endau State Assembly seats testimony of DAP commitment to ensure all Pakatan Harapan candidates win in 14GE

Tonight’s fund-raising dinner by the Mersing DAP Branch is most unique and significant.

DAP is not contesting in Mersing parliamentary or the two constituent Tenggaroh and Endau State Assembly seats. PPBM will be contesting in Mersing parliamentary and Endau State Assembly seat while PKR is contesting in the Tenggaroh State Assembly seat.

Yet I am here tonight with the DAP’s candidate for Bakri, Yeo Bee Yin, to give full support for this dinner to urge the people of Mersing to solidly vote for the Bersatu candidates for Mersing parliamenentary seat and Endau State Assembly seat as well as PKR candidate for the Tenggaroh state assembly seat – testimony of DAP’s commitment to ensure the victory of all Pakatan Harapan candidates, whether PKR, Amanah, Bersatu or DAP, to win in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

This was the DAP’s supreme commitment to a victory by all Pakatan Harapan candidates in both Parliamentary and state assembly seats, not only in Johore, but in every state in Peninsular Malaysia that was behind the DAP leadership’s difficult and agonizing decision to make the great sacrifice not to use the Rocket logo in the 14th General Election but to use the Pakatan Harapan common logo of PKR’s blue-eyes logo.

This is why although this is a DAP and Rocket dinner, there is no Rocket logo, but only the Pakatah Harapan common logo of the PKR’s blue-eyes symbol! This makes tonight’s dinner most historic in Malaysia – as the first of its kind in Malaysia for over half a century!

Let every Malaysian, organization and political party be prepared to make sacrifices for the supreme collective effort – first time in the nation’s 61-year history – to Save Malaysia from becoming a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state to become an united, democratic, progressive, prosperous top-class world nation.

Our message to all Malaysians tonight is to unite as one strong and solid Malaysian people in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 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 to vote for Pakatan Harapan on May 9, 2018 to Save Malaysia.

(Speech at the DAP Mersing Branch 14th General Election fund-raising dinner in Mersing on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8.30 pm)

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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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Challenge to voters of Ledang to vote “1 Parliament and three DUN seats” for Pakatan Harapan as an example to all voters in Johor for 14GE – for PH to form Federal and Johore State Governments

I have a challenge to the voters of Ledang parliamentary constituency – to vote “1 Parliament and 3 DUN seats” for Pakatan Harapan as an example to all voters in Johore for the 14th General Election in less than three weeks’ time, to pave the way for Pakatan Harapan to form the Federal Government in Putrajaya and the Johore State Government in Nusajaya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib is getting desperate about the UMNO/BN prospects for the 14GE in less than three weeks’ time

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak must be getting desperate about the UMNO/BN prospects for the 14th General Elections or he would not be doing something which he knew was wrong and illegal.

The announcement of RM53.6 million worth of aid for 67,000 taxi drivers nation-wide yesterday is most improper and wrong – not something which a Prime Minister strict about good governance principles or a caretaker government should do.

If the Najib government is genuine about giving over RM50 million of assistance to the taxi drivers, why was it not done before the dissolution of Parliament last Saturday, but only now when the caretaker government should not be making any new grant or allocations until a new government is formed after the 14th General Election on May 9? Read the rest of this entry »

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PAS members and supporters in Selangor must decide whether to support Hadi and win at most one seat in Selangor State Assembly and no parliamentary seat or vote for Pakatan Harapan to end Malaysia’s shame as a global kleptocracy and restore cleanliness and justice in Malaysian public life

PAS members and supporters in Selangor must decide whether to support PAS President, Abdul Hadi Awang and win at most one seat in Selangor State Assembly and no parliamentary seat or vote for Pakatan Harapan to end Malaysia infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy and restore cleanliness and justice in Malaysian public life.

Of the DAP’s 15 State Assembly seats and three parliamentary seats in Selangor before dissolution, PAS can play the spoiler’s role and theoretically threaten the the Bangi (formerly Serdang) pariamentary seat and three State Assembly seats of Sekinchan, Kuala Kubu Baru and Sungai Pelek.

Hadi has made PAS into the first Islamic party in the world to co-operate and support a kleptocratic regime, which replaced the international respect, admiration and esteem enjoyed by Malaysia for over half a century into one of world-wide scorn and humiliation as a global kleptocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hang Tuah was right, Melayu takkan hilang di dunia – a Pakatan Harapan Federal Government will prove that it is more successful, efficient and capable of looking after the rights and interests of all Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazans or Ibans than under UMNO/BN government

When I left Malacca 32 years ago to contest in Penang, it was because we do not want to win only in Malacca, we want also to win in Penang, Perak, Selangor and now in Johor in our struggle to achieve the Malaysian Dream of Malaysia becoming an united and diverse world top-class nation.

When the DAP Central Executive Committee, together with national and state leaders, decided not to use the Rocket symbol in the 14th General Election, but to use instead the Pakatan Harapan common logo of the PkR symbol of the blue-eye, it was the DAP’s supreme sacrifice and strategy to ensure that the 14GE is not battle of individuals or even political parties, but a national patriotic movement to Save Malaysia from becoming a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state

We do not want just DAP to win, but all the parties in Pakatan Harapan – PKR, Amanah and Bersatu – to win and we want to send out the message to all Malaysians that the time has come for everyone of the 15 million registered voters to rise above self, race, religion, region and even political party to vote as one Malaysian people, an affirmation that we are Malaysians first and our race, religion, region or even political party, second. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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UMNO/BN want Malaysians to “lelong” away their rights and interests and those of future generations in the 14GE so that Malaysia can continue to be a global kleptocracy, with not only 1MDB scandal but also 2MDB, 3MDB and more 1MDB-like scandals galore making international headlines but not in Malaysia

The Putrajaya Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat programme yesterday, where the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, accompanied by the Federal Territories Minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and even the Chief Secretary to the government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, dished out groceries with big discounts is most saddening but very symbolic.

It is a most symbolic characterization of what UMNO/BN want the 15 million Malaysian voters to do – to “lelong” away their rights and interests and those of future generations in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 so that Malaysia can continue to be a global kleptocracy, not only 1MDB scandal but also 2MDB, 3MDB and more 1MDB-line scandals galore making international headlines but not in Malaysia.

Malaysiakini gave a most colourful report of the Putrajaya Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat programme, as follows: 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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What do the Parliament Speaker, Election Commission Chairman and the MACC Chief Commissioner have in common?

Today, we can ask the question: What has the Parliament Speaker, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, the Election Commssion Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Tan Sri Dzulkiflif Ahmad have in common?

Answer: Their inability to justify their decisions and actions as illustrated by the conduct of the Election Commission Chairman at the media conference this afternoon.

After announcing the nomnation and polling dates for the 14th General Election, Mohd Hashim Abdulah refused to field questions from journalists and exited the media conference in double-quick time despite repeated shouts of “Tan Sri! Tan Sri!” to get his attention.

Mohd Hashim cannot explain the rationale why the Election Commission decided to affix a Wednesday for Polling Day, if it is mindful of the Constitutional provision to act in a manner which enables it to enjoy “public confidence” and the constitutional mandate to conduct free, fair and honest elections. 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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