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“M for Malaysia” a must-see film for every Malaysian as it’s a powerful antidote to the recent barrage of fake news and hate speech to create racial and religious conflagration on the baseless premise that the Malays have lost political power as the May 9, 2018 historic change was a Chinese conspiracy to grab power from the Malays

“M for Malaysia” is a must-see film for every Malaysian as it’s a powerful antidote to the recent barrage of fake news and hate speech to create racial and religious conflagration on the baseless premise that the Malays have lost political power as the May 9, 2018 historic change was a Chinese conspiracy to grab power from the Malays.

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the pedlar-in-chief of fake news and hate speech during the 14th General Election, utterly reckless of their divisive, provocative and polarizing character to tear asunder a fragile plural society comprising of diverse races, religions, languages and cultures!

Who will forget what Najib said on the eve of the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 when he said that there were no Malays at Pakatan Harapan ceramahs and that the tens of thousands who gathered to hear Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in the various parts in the country were DAP supporters “bussed in” by DAP, when the Special Branch and the various intelligence agencies of the government should know that in its 52-year history, DAP had never bused anyone to any DAP or Pakatan Harapan function!

Malaysians would be reminded from the film “M for Malaysia” that the crowds at the ceramahs for Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan in the 14th General Election campaign were very spontaneous and representative of the Malays, Chinese and Indians in Peninsular Malaysia, exposing the lies and falsehoods – escalated in the recent barrage of fake news and hate speech in the last few months – that the change of government on May 9, 2018 was Chinese grabbing Malay political power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Malaysia be rid of corruption, religious bigotry and racial extremism which are the prerequisites to become a top world-class nation or condemned to mediocrity and worse, a failed, rogue state and a klepto-theocracy?

We are still in the interregnum between Merdeka Day on August 31 and Malaysia Day on September 16, which should be period when Malaysians should mull the fate and future of the country, whether we can be rid of corruption, religious bigotry and racial extremism as the perquisites to become a top world-class nation of unity, freedom, justice, excellence and integrity or condemned to mediocrity and worse, a failed and rogue state and a klepto-theocracy.

These thoughts came to me when I read the latest poem by the 83-year-old former top civil servant, Tan Sri Alwi Jantan on the 62nd Merdeka Day, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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All Malaysians must speak up for national unity and condemn fake news and hate speech designed to spark inter-racial and inter-religious doubt, suspicion, animosity, fear and hate

In the past two months, “social media Malaysia” seems to have a developed a life of its own – giving a false picture that centrifugal forces in Malaysia are having an upper-hand and tearing Malaysia apart as a result of the worst racial and religious polarisation in the nation’s history.

But this is a false picture of the real Malaysia.

The 62nd Merdeka Day on August 31 was not only celebrated in the federal capital and the various state capitals by the “big shots”, but for the first time in a very long while in the nation’s history by ordinary Malaysians in small towns and villages all over the country.

In the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary constituency, for instance, I flagged off in the morning the 62nd Merdeka Day Run in Kangkar Pulai which was participated by some 2,000 people, opened a debate tournament, flagged off a 62nd Merdeka Day Convoy of Motor Bikes and officiated a day-long 62nd Merdeka Day Pesta Bola participated by 32 teams from the surrounding Malay kampongs.

Instead of inter-racial and inter-religious doubt, suspicion, distrust, animosity, fear and hatred, as propagated by “social media Malaysia”, I find on the ground only goodwill, understanding, harmony and tolerance among Malaysians, whether Malays, Chinese or Indians.

I call on Malaysians regardless of race and religion to prove “Social media Malaysia” wrong, that it is giving a false picture that centrifugal forces in Malaysia are having an upper-hand and tearing Malaysia apart as a result of worst racial and religious polarisation in nation’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians who want Malaysia to be an example to the world of the success of Alliance of Civilisations instead of being a failure because of Clash of Civilisations should come together to make a success of this objective, regardless of their political antecedents

I was at the Subang International Airport this morning waiting for my flight to be called when a Malaysian joined me at one of the waiting benches, and asked me what I thought would be the future of Malaysia.

I did not know who this person was, but I responded, saying that it reminded me of the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’s “”A Tale of Two Cities” –

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair”.

I said Malaysia seemed to be caught by this paradox on the occasion of the 62nd Merdeka Day – best of times, worst of times; light and darkness; hope and despair.

But the “social media” Malaysia, dominated by fake news and hate speech particularly in the past two months to incite suspicion, distrust, fear and hatred in each community against other communities, seeking to create the psychosis among the Malays, Chinese and Indians that they are all individually facing an existential threat from other ethnic groups is completely different from real-life Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Social media Malaysia is entirely different from real-life Malaysia and the fake news and hate speech which dominate the social media to incite suspicion, distrust, fear and hate pitting race against race and religion against religion must be strontly curbed

Malaysia yang digambarkan media sosial berbeza sama sekali dengan Malaysia dalam dunia sebenar dan berita palsu yang disebarkan dalam media sosial untuk memecah-belah dan melagakan rakyat Malaysia mestilah dibendung

Semasa dalam perjalanan ke program ini, saya terkenang kepada masa muda saya.

Kewujudan internet membolehkan saya untuk mencari semula sebuah editorial yang saya tulis 62 tahun yang lalu ketika saya menjadi editor majalah kelas III A yang bertajuk Light di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Batu Pahat.

Di dalam editorial ini, saya telah menulis:

“Malaya telah menjadi sebuah negara yang baru, kini mengambil tempat dan tanggungjawabnya di dalam dunia yang penuh perselisihan. Ia mesti menerima dan menangani semua cabaran, dan satu hari nanti, diiktiraf sebagai salah satu daripada negara hebat dunia. Namun begitu, tokoh-tokoh masa kini yang sedang mengemudi negara kita tidak akan berada bersama kita selama-lamanya.

“Kita sebagai pemuda masa kini, adalah pemimpin masa depan, yang akan mewarisi tugas dan tanggungjawab untuk mengemudi hala tuju negara, sama ada kearah Utopia atau Kemusnahan. Kita mestilah mempersiapkan diri untuk berkhidmat untuk memimpin. Janganlah kita bazirkan masa kita dengan perbuatan yang sia-sia.

“Peranan sebagai golongan muda di dalam Malaya yang merdeka adalah lebih berat dan sukar untuk dipikul oleh bahu golongan muda generasi kita yang kurang berpengalaman. Kita akan menjadi golongan muda yang pertama yang memikul tanggungjawab ini sebagai negara yang merdeka. Marilah kita berkerja keras dan berazam supaya seluruh dunia boleh mengatakan dan mengiktiraf yang usaha dan tenaga golongan muda Malaya tidak dibazirkan.

“Untuk mencapai hasrat ini di dalam negara baru yang mempunyai demografi yang pelbagai ini, kita mesti sentiasa ingat bahawa kerjasama antara kaum adalah perkara yang paling penting sekali.”

Itulah yang telah saya tuliskan semasa saya berumur 16 tahun. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Alliance of Civilisations” on the domestic and international fronts the best antidote to the rise of hate, fear and intolerance through the abuse of social media

Inisiatif UNAOC di peringkat domestik dan antarabangsa adalah penawar terbaik untuk kebangkitan sentimen kebencian, ketakutan dan tidak bertolerasi yang semakin menjadi-jadi melalui penyalahgunaan media sosial

Semalam, Indonesia telah menyekat akses Internet di Papua berikutan kebimbangan bahawa kenyataan perkauman dan jelek yang dimuat naik di dalam talian (online) akan mencetuskan lebih banyak protes keganasan di wilayah tersebut.

Tunjuk perasaan dan rusuhan menyebabkan beberapa bandar di Papua lumpuh minggu ini, dengan bangunan-bangunan dibakar dan pertempuran antara polis dan penunjuk perasaan tercetus di wilayah paling timur negara Indonesia itu.

Pemberontakan terhadap pentadbiran di Jakarta telah berlarutan untuk beberapa dekad di wilayah kepulauan tersebut, yang mana berkongsi sempadan dengan negara Papua New Guinea.

Indonesia memperlahankan perkhidmatan internet beberapa hari lalu bagi mengelak penyebaran berita tidak benar, komen provokatif dan perkauman yang menyasarkan populasi etnik Melanesia di Papua. Namun, ia hanya disekat sepenuhnya pada lewat malam semalam.

Awal bulan ini, apabila Perdana Menteri India, Narendra Modi bertindak memansuhkan Perkara 370 Perlembagaan India yang memberikan Jammu dan Kashmir (J & K) status istimewa dalam Kesatuan India, akses Internet disekat untuk kali yang ke-53 tahun ini.

Di India, tahun lalu, terdapat 65 sekatan dilakukan, manakala 176 sekatan berlaku sepanjang lapan tahun lalu, termasuk larangan selama enam bulan pada tahun 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib/UMNO Psy-War HQ’s directive to UMNO cybertroopers to target DAP to cause collapse of Pakatan Harapan Government and save Najib from being sent to Sungai Buloh Prison

I have seen a secret directive sent out through WhatsApp by Najib/UMNO Psy-War HQ to UMNO cybertroopers to target DAP to cause collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government and save former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak from being sent to Sungai Buloh Prison.

The WhatsApp secret directive reads:

“c&p

“Arahan dari HQ, sekarang pastikan setiap posting kita tumpu pada DAP dan kalau boleh gunakan kreativiti untuk kaitkan dengan isue bangsa dan agama

“Mengikut maklumat intel, akan ada pendedahan penyelewengan pemimpin UMNO terbaru dari Kerajaan, kita akan counter dengan kaitkan dengan DAP, pastikan team focus pada isu DAP tidak kira isu apa pon”

This is further evidence to substantiate my prediction two days ago that the Najib/Jho Low/UMNO Psy-War High Command had decided on a new game-plan to cause the collapse and disintegration of the Pakatan Harapan Government and save the Malaysian Kleptocratic Duo from accountability for the 1MDB scandal by creating or magnifying rifts and divisions between political parties and personalities in Pakatan Harapan, and distorting them into racial or religious conflicts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Instantaneous proof of new tactics in Najib-Jho Low game-plan to cause collapse and disintegration of Pakatan Harapan Government to enjoy immunity for the 1MDB kleptocratic scandal

Bukti kukuh taktik baru Najib-Jho Low untuk meranapkan dan memecahbelahkan Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan bagi mendapatkan imuniti daripada skandal kleptokrasi 1MDB

Saya tidak menjangkakan hasil yang sebegitu cepat — namun sekarang adalah era internet dan media sosial, dimana maklumat dan penipuan dapat disebarkan sepantas kilat!

Lebih kurang satu jam selepas saya keluarkan kenyataan media yang memberikan amaran bahawa jentera perang psikologi Najib-Jho Low telah mempunyai idea baru untuk meranapkan dan memecahbelahkan Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan dan sekaligus menyelamatkan duo kleptokrat, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan Jho Low daripada tanggungjawab terhadap skandal mega 1MDB dan Penjara Sungai Buloh, saya telah diberikan bukti kebenaran amaran saya.

Telah saya katakan sebelum ini, strategi Najib-Jho Low bagi memastikan mereka berjaya mendapatkan imuniti daripada skandal 1MDB telah mengguna pakai 5 taktik sejak awal tahun ini termasuklah kempen “Malu Apa Bossku” bagi memastikan Kerajaan Pakatan Harapan hanya menjadi kerajaan sepenggal, dengan harapan percutian di mahkamah untuk Najib akan berakhir, langsung membolehkan mereka bebas daripada sebarang akauntabiliti jenayah kleptokrasi mega mereka. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Najib-Jho Low grand strategy to escape accountability for the 1MDB mega scandal and for two Malaysian kleptocratic duo to escape spending their remaining years in Sungai Buloh Prison

I can discern five tactics which had been used by the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his partner-in-kleptocracy, Jho Low in the past year to nullify the historic decision of the Malaysian people in the 14th General Elections on May 9, 2018 as part of grand strategy of the Malaysian kleptocratic duo, Najib Razak and Jho Low to escape accountability for the 1MDB mega scandal and escape spending their remaining years in Sungai Buloh Prison.

The five tactics which had been deployed in the Najib-Jho Low grand strategy in the past year were:

Firstly, to unabashedly and even shamelessly parade around the country in the “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign with the subliminal message that Najib had committed no wrong in the 1MDB scandal and to portray him as a victim of persecution by Pakatan Harapan government.

Secondly, to create a public opinion that enough had been said about the 1MDB scandal and Najib’s kleptocracy, that the 14th General Election is over and let the courts decide whether Najib was guilty of corruption or not, but for now, the ball is in Pakatan Harapan’s court and that what the people wanted to hear was what the PH government had achieved to lower the cost of living and bring about institutional reforms. Tandem with the creation of this public opinion, the kleptocratic duo’s cybertroopers were entrusted with the task of dominating the media, in particular the social media, to shout down those who speak or write about 1MDB and Najib’s kleptocracy as if they had commited a some heinous crime akin to treason – when in fact, it was Najib’s kleptocracy which was the real treason.

Thirdly, to peddle the toxic and vicious politics of lies and falsehoods to create distrust, intolerance and hate shouting from the rooftops and treetops that Malay rights and Islam are under threat and the need for Malay and Muslim unity to protect these rights and interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Najib saying that he will not sue anyone for accusing him of killing Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Hussain Najadi or Kevin Morais?

Yesterday, I said that one reason why I have kept a low publicity profile in the past year was because of the unprecedented and monstrous lies and falsehoods in the era of social media, like the latest Whatsapps images portraying me as a puppet-master pulling the strings of puppets signifying PKR, Bersatu and AMANAH or portraying me as lording over Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohmad, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Mohamad Sabu, with the vituperative but totally fictitious and baseless message: “Saya tak mahu Melayu BERSATU! Saya tak mahu KEADILAN kepada Melayu! Tak perlu tunai AMANAH kepada Melayu!”

I described this as a “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, as I am pictured as the greatest threat to Malays and Muslims in the Malay and Muslim constituency, while DAP and I are condemned by other propagandists and cybertroopers among non-Malays and non-Muslims as having sold out the rights and interests of non-Malays and non-Muslims.

This prompted an instant FaceBook response by the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, with the following posting:

“Oh, ye ke?

“Macam seorang itu yang bertahun-tahun memfitnah saya membunuh Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Hussain Najadi dan Kevin Morais?”

This is a singular case of case of admission by the former Prime Minister that he sits atop a highly-funded super infrastructure purveying monstrous lies and falsehoods in the era of Internet and social media, even after he has been evicted from Putrajaya in the 14th General Election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now that the BN-controlled Senate had sabotaged the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act at least for a year, should Najib be the first to be charged for the numerous fake news he had manufactured about the 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal?

A Barisan Nasional-owned newspaper which described yesterday’s Senate rejection of the Anti-Fake News (Repeal) Bill passed by the Dewan Rakyat as “an historic development” was right in the sense that it was a Day of Infamy for the Senate after six decades of irrelevance in Malaysian history.

It highlighted the urgency of parliamentary reforms with regard to the Senate to ensure that it could be an effective revising chamber for the Dewan Rakyat as envisaged by the founding fathers of the nation, instead of being a dumping-ground for the political has-beens and the political rubbish from the Barisan Nasional parties, which was the standard operating procedure for appointment of BN Senators in the past six decades.

This is why BN-appointed Senators do not feel the shame that their appointers had been rejected by the Malaysian people in the 14th General Election, and if they had a modicum of shame and moral compass, they would have honourably resigned from the Senate instead of playing the role like yesterday as saboteurs and enemies of the popular will as expressed in the 14th General Election. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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What an irony! Will Utusan Malaysia agree that it should be charged in court under the Sedition Act for inciting hatred by peddling the lie DAP wants to abolish the system of constitutional monarchy and turn Malaysia into a republic?

Today, the UMNO mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia carried the front-page headline “Akta Hasutan perlu dikekalkan – MASIH RELEVAN” quoting two former Inspector-Generals of Police, Tun Hanif Omar and Tan Sri Musa Hassan who want the Sedition Act to be continued, not to curb freedom of speech but to avoid tensions and feelings of ill will between races and religions.

Three days ago, in the Mingguan Malaysia weekend column, Awang Selamat, which is the name for Utusan Malaysia’s editorial voice, violated the Sedition Act and incited racial and religious sentiments with the dastardly lie that the DAP wants to do away with the system of constitutional monarchy by turning Malaysia into a republic!

This is a downright, malicious and seditious lie. Read the rest of this entry »

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Netizens advised to check veracity of messages and video clips before they circulate them on the social media – as the video clip of a “fanatic” making the rounds of social media was definitely not that of Maszlee Malik

Since yesterday, a video clip of a “fanatic” had been circulated on the social media with the suggestion that receipients should forward it to as many as possible so as “to reach Tun before he became the education minister”.

The “he” was meant to be Maszlee Malik, the Education Minister-designate except that the person in the video clip was not Maszlee at all.

The person in the video clip was definitely making extremist and fanatical attacks on the Chinese and Indians in Malaysia, and about the marginalistion of the Malays in Malaysia – a theme which was false, divisive and dangerous but so ubiquitous in the last general election campaign, which could only disunite and polarize Malaysia further, when we should all be doing our utmost to put the politics of race, hate and fear behind us to usher in a New Malaysia where all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or political affiliation, are united and can feel proud of be a Malaysian – both inside and outside the country.

We are in the information age, but we should be aware of its promises and perils. 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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List of UMNO/BN slander will be as thick as Encyclopaedia Brittanica and challenge to a Najib-Kit Siang public encounter where each could cite 5 – 10 lies, fake news and false information over the past five years the other must be held personally responsible

The Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib said that today that if he were to list down the slander from the opposition since the last general election, it would be as thick as the Kamus Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

In a blog posting this morning, the BN chairperson noted how he and his family often fall victim to the opposition’s slander.

I have the greatest sympathy for Najib when he and his family fell victim to slander, but how could he be certain that Opposition leaders were responsible for them?

I myself have fallen victim to slander but can I hold him personally responsible?

My response to Najib blog is that if I am to list down the slander from UMNO/Barisan Nasional quarters since the last general election, it would be as thick as Encyclopaedia Brittanica, putting the Kamus Dewan to shame. 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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Will Najib, as Chairman of Barisan Nasional, assume full responsibility for the fake news on the 1MDB scandal by BN and 1MDB in the past few days and turn himself in to the police for having committed offences under the Anti-Fake News Act?

As Chairman of Barisan Nasional, will Datuk Najib Razak assume full responsibility for the fake news on the 1MDB scandal by Barisan Nasional and 1MDB in the past few days and turn himself in to the police for having committed offences under the Anti-Fake News Act, with the draconian penalties on conviction of a maximum of RM500,000 fine, six years jail or both.

For instance, 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 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.

The BN strategic communications team made this claim in response 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.

In an open letter to IRB on her Facebook, Rafidah said she had once been asked about the alleged donation from the Arabs, and if the prime minister had ever been taxed on the amount that had been deposited into his private bank accounts.

She said: “I have no idea… My friends and I became very curious. We would like to ask, and can IRB please clarify and explain to the people at large, is the donation given to the prime minister, and transferred into his personal account, taxable?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the “turtle egg” UMNO Minister and Utusan Malaysia be arrested and charged under the Anti-Fake News Act for peddling the lies that Malay special rights and uniqueness of Islam would be eliminated in Malaysia if DAP and Pakatan Harapan win the 14GE?

The world’s first Anti-Fake News Act has come into force in Malaysia on Wednesday, after receiving the Royal Assent on April 9 and gazetted two days later.

Although the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman denied that enforcement of the Anti-Fake News was a strategy for the government to win the 14th General Election (GE14), arguing that it is a law to protect the people in general, the test of the pudding is in the eating.

In today’s UMNO daily, Utusan Malaysia, the “turtle egg” UMNO Minister disseminated the fake news that every vote for the DAP is akin to give power to the Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact to eliminate Malay special rights and the uniqueness of Islam.

These are lies and fake news because all Pakatan Harapan basic documents, including Pakatan Harapan 14th General Election Manifesto, had been most clear and specific in giving unconditional support to Article 153 on Malay special rights and Article 3 on Islam as the official religion of the Federation. Read the rest of this entry »

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