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All MPs regardless of political party should show their commitment when Parliament meets from July 16 to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity in the world

Malaysia is now in the “eye” of the world to demonstrate how a global kleptocracy can be transformed into a leading nation of integrity.

In the past few years, the opinion leaders and makers of the world must have shaken their heads in sorrow as to how Malaysia – a nation with so much promise, and in the words of Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman, should become “a beacon of light in a distracted and disturbed world” – had failed the Malaysian Dream and taken the wrong turn in nation-building to become a global kleptocracy, where Malaysians in the Malaysian Diaspora worldwide are ashamed to acknowledge that they are Malaysians and the then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was spoken in the same league as notorious kleptocrats in the world – like Suharto of Indonesia and Marcos of Philippines.

It is to the eternal shame of Malaysia that a Wikipaedia search will find Najib Razak named as the latest new entry of a “kleptocrat”!

Is this why Merdeka was achieved in 1957 and Malaysia was formed in 1963?

In the historic watershed 14th General Election on 9th May, 2018 where Malaysian surprised the world with the first peaceful and democratic transition at a time when democracy throughout the world is suffering a decline, Malaysians have two world historic roles to perform.

Firstly, give confidence to the struggling peoples of the world not to give up hope in the battle for democracy; secondly, to show the world how a global kleptocracy can transform itself into a leading nation in integrity in the world.

Members of Parliament elected on 9th May 2018 have received notification from Parliament that the first meeting of Parliament will be for 20 sittings from 16th July to August 16; that the 30-day 2019 Budget meeting of Parliament will be from Oct.15 to Dec. 11, 2018 with the Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, presenting the 2019 Budget in Parliament on Friday, 2nd November 2018.

Before the budget debate, nine days have been set aside for debate on the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan.

All MPs regardless of political party should show their commitment when Parliament meets from July 16 to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity in the world.

Will all the MPs from UMNO/BN and PAS support a motion so that all the 222 MPs in Parliament can act in unity and unanimity giving support to the Pakatan Harapan Government’s agenda to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity in the world?

Will all those contesting for posts in the UMNO General Assembly this month, whether for President, Deputy President, Vice President; Youth, Wanita or Puteri leader; or for UMNO Supreme Council or executive council positions in the various UMNO wings, make a public commitment to support Pakatan Harapan Government’s national programme to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity in the world?

(Media Statement in Penang on Tuesday, 19th June 2018)

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Who in UMNO are going to “bell the cat” of Najib’s 1MDB and toxic politics legacies?

My statement yesterday asking who will be the first UMNO leader who dare to speak up what is in the minds of all Malaysians, in fact all patriotic UMNO members, that Datuk Seri Najib Razak must be expelled from UMNO/BN if UMNO/BN is to be exorcised of its two toxic Najib legacies, firstly, turning Malaysia into a global kleptocracy as a result or the monstrous 1MDB money-laundering scandal and secondly, unleashing the most vicious and divisive politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies in Malaysian history was not directed at Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

The statement was in fact issued several hours before Tengku Razaleigh made the announcement in his 2pm media conference at his residence in Kuala Lumpur yesterday confirming his UMNO presidential bid at the end of the month.

It is a question directed at every UMNO leader and member, particularly those who had served under Datuk Seri Najib Razak, whether as his Minister, Mentri Besar, Member of Parliament, State Executive councillor or State Assembly representative, UMNO leader or member – as to their role and responsibility to UMNO/BN and the nation in the years when Malaysia suffered the infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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UMNO/BN parties, leaders and individuals must publicly own up and donate whatever “dirty money” they had received from Najib from 1MDB to Tabung Harapan Malaysia to help pay the trillion-ringgit national debt

The Sarawak Report website, whose access was blocked by the Najib government for 34 months from July 2015, alleged in an article in August 2015 that the UMNO/Barisan Nasional Back Benchers Club Chairman, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samd received RM1 million and Deputy Finance Minister, Ahmad Maslan, received RM2 million from 1MDB from the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s infamous RM2.6 billion private banking account.

The Sarawak Report said evidence was starting to emerge that money handed out personally by Najib to UMNO party heads, not only before the election but after, including numerous payments to MPs and many of the recipients proved themselves to be some of Najib’s strongest defenders in the 1MDB crisis.

In my speech at the DAP forum, “Ke Mana Halatuju Malaysia” at the Tropical Inn in Johor Bahru three days later on 17th August 2015, I specifically asked eight Ministers and two deputy ministers to declare the amounts of funds they received from Najib’s infamous RM2.6 billion personal accounts for the 13th General Election campaigning as Shahrir confirmed the Sarawak Report posting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy’s post-14GE mea culpa that 1MDB scandal was the cause of UMNO/BN’s “catastrophic” downfall in the 14GE too little and too late

UMNO Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin’s mea culpa in the South China Morning Post that the 1MDB scandal was the cause of UMNO/BN’s “catastrophic” downfall in the 14th General Election is too little and too late.

It however validated the indictments and condemnations that I had made of the various national leaders and institutions both in the run-up to and during the short 11-day campaign of the 14th General Elections.

When the 13th Parliament was dissolved on 7th April 2018, I said in Ayer Hitam that I had not felt so ashamed as a MP in the 13th Parliament although I had been a Member of Parliament for 10 terms from 1969 to 2018, except for the tenth Parliament from 1999 to 2004, spanning 45 years from 1969. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians are entitled to know how many of the heads of tens of thousands of GLCs in the country are paid millionaire or near millionaire salaries

The Transport Minister, Anthony Loke shocked Malaysians with his revelation that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mycom) executive chairman Abdullah Ahmad earns a monthly salary of RM85,000, which is more than four times the basic salary of the Prime Minister.

Malaysians are entltled to know how many of the heads of the tens of thousands of government-linked companies (GLCs) in the country are paid millionaire or near-millionaire salaries.

Let there be transparency and public accountability in the wages of the GLC heads. There should be a website where the salaries and remuneration of all GLC heads and members are easily available to the public.

Out of the tens of thousands of the GLCs in the country, how many of them are filled with political appointees and how many of these UMNO/BN political appointees have resigned since the historic watershed development on May 9, 2018 which saw the first peaceful and democratic transition of power at the federal level in the nation’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Najib is right for first time for a long while – it will not only not benefit him at all but will be a great detriment to him to engage in a public discourse on the 1MDB scandal – the greatest global scam of recent times

Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he does not see any benefit in engaging in a public discourse on the 1MDB and that he had been advised that it would be inappropriate to respond to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s questions regarding 1MDB.

Najib is right for the first time for a long while – it will not only not benefit him at all but will be a great detriment to him to engage in a public discourse with Guan Eng or anyone on the 1MDB scandal, undoubtedly the greatest global scam in recent times.

Najib’s survival instinct seems to have kicked in as he had been living in a bubble of his own and that of his highly-paid advisers’ creation, completely divorced from reality.

It is not that Najib is unaware that the 1MDB is his Achilles’ heel but his greatest failure in life is to believe in the fairy tales of his highly-funded advisers that it is possible to bamboozle the country about the 1MDB scandal and that he could prove Hans Christian Anderson wrong and could get away with immunity and impunity by being a modern-day Emperor without clothes! Read the rest of this entry »

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Apandi must be prepared to face the sack if he continues to stall from resigning honourably and with dignity as Attorney-General

Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali must be prepared to face the sack if he continues to stall from resigning honourably and with dignity as Attorney-General.

It is coming to three weeks since the watershed development of May 9, 2018 and his refusal to resign as Attorney-General is nothing but a most untenable, unseemly and even indecent hanging on to the office of Attorney-General although he knows that the historic vote on May 9, 2018 was not only a thumping verdict of no confidence in Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Prime Minister but also on him as Attorney-General.

The constitutional stalemate is in fact a reflection that he should not have been appointed as Attorney-General in the first place in the disastrous last week of July 2015.

To save him from further ignominy, Apandi should not exploit the constitutional niceties and loopholes but resolve the three-week constitutional stalemate by submitting his resignation without any ado.

What does Apandi think he has to gain from prolonging such a constitutional stalemate?

(Media Statement in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 28th May 2018)

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Zahid, you are wrong. You are not starting off as a good Opposition Leader and must learn to be constructive and honest

Let me tell the UMNO Acting UMNO President, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi – You are wrong. You are not starting off as a good Opposition Leader and must learn to be constructive and honest!

Zahid said on Tuesday that he believed that Barisan Nasional would be able to make a comeback against a government that is built on “hatred”, saying:

“A government that is built on hatred, on issues that (BN) could not respond to due to poor communication, or not being grounded in reality – eventually that government will be punished by the people.”

Speaking after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting on Tuesday, Zahid said BN can look to other countries where long-time parties were defeated but managed to make a comeback.

Firstly, Zahid should not follow the example of Datuk Seri Najib Razak who has not woken up from the bubble of his own making despite his disaster of a fortnight ago in the political earthquake of May 9, 2018.

Zahid was in fact describing what the UMNO/National Front had degenerated into when entering the 14th General Election, as it was a government “built on hatred” and not “grounded in reality”, and why it was punished by the people in the May 9 political earthquake! Read the rest of this entry »

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Hadi’s PAS leadership appears to be Najib’s last line of defence in the unraveling of Najib’s kleptocratic premiership when even UMNO leaders are beginning to distance themselves from the former Prime Minister

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s PAS leadership appears to be former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s last line of defence in the unravelling of Najib’s kleptocratic premiership when even UMNO leaders are beginning to distance themselves from the former Prime Minister.

Acting Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that all quarters should respect the ongoing Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe against Najib, as long as it is conducted appropriately “within the appropriate hours”.

If this rule had been strictly observed, Teoh Beng Hock would not have died at the Selangor MACC premises in Shah Alam on July 16, 2009, and still awaiting for justice for nearly nine years – the reason why the Teoh Beng Hock case, like many other cases of injustices resulting in death, should be re-opened for justice to be finally done.

But apart from Zahid, there is thunderous silence from the other UMNO leaders like UMNO Vice President Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and the UMNO Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin on the 1MDB scandal and Najib’s “global kleptocracy”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians are entitled to know what happened in the Week of Long Knives in the last week of July 2015 involving the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General among others on the 1MDB scandal

Former Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak is suffering a global case of denial syndrome when he claimed that the reason for Barisan Nasional’s defeat in the 14th general election was due to slander by the coalition’s opponents.

Does that mean that recent news reports that police search of locations in the past few days linked to Najib which netted more than 100 kg of gold (costing over RM16 million) and excess of RM1 billion in cash, including 72 bags of money and jewellery as well as some 300 boxes of handbags (making Malaysians the most literate people in the world on Hermes Birkin bags, the “holy grail” of handbags in six to seven-figure price range) are all slander, and if so, why the former Prime Minister had not taken any action to vindicate himself?

In actual fact, it is Najib and the Barisan Nasional leaders who are most guilty of slander in the last general election, for instance his TV3 interview on the night of 7th May where he made the bizarre and astounding claim that there were no Malays attending Pakiatan Harapan ceramahs and that most of them were DAP supporters bussed in from outside the areas and therefore no likelihood of any “Malay tsunami” in the 14GE.

What is most shocking is that more than ten days after the watershed 14th General Election, Najib is still living in his own hallucination.

Isn’t it time for Najib to wake up? Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairy’s regrets are too little and too late – will he make amends and ask the UMNO Supeme Council, Barisan Nasional Supreme Council and all former Ministers and MPs to tender abject public apology for their betrayal of the nation’s trust in not speaking up against the 1MDB scandal and when Malaysia was stained with the epithet of “global kleptocracy”

The regrets of the UMNO Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin is too little and too late.

Khairy wishes that he had told former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak about how the grassroots had rejected Umno following the sacking of Muhyiddin Yassin and Mohd Shafie Apdal.

“We didn’t want to bell the cat,” the Umno Youth chief told Channel News Asia.

“Nobody, after Muhyiddin was purged, after Shafie was purged… Nobody wanted to acknowledge we have a problem. That was a terrible mistake on our part.

“Was there a signal? Yes, there were clear signals but we became oblivious to the signals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t give patriotism a bad name by claiming that defending 1MDB scandal and Malaysia as a global kleptocracy is an act of patriotism

The 1MDB Chief Executive Officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy should not give patriotism a bad name by claiming that defending the 1MDB scandal and Malaysia as a global kleptocracy is an act of patriotism.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak may have appealed to Arul Kanda’s misguided notion of patriotism when he recruited him as CEO of 1MDB.

But even Arul Kanda’s misguided notion of patriotism cannot be the reason for his becoming CEO of 1MDB – but more pragmatic and practical considerations.

Let Arul Kanda reveal how much remuneration he had received, is receiving and will receive for his role as 1MDB CEO with the specific task of “white-washing” the 1MDB scandal which, in effect, also means “white-washing” Malaysia’s infamy and ignominy as a “global kleptocracy”.

Cleansing Malaysia’s ill-repute in international society because of the nation is being regarded world-wide as a “global kleptocracy” should be the task and responsibility of the 13th Parliament, which failed miserably in its patriotic mission.

MPs were not allowed to ask questions about the 1MDB scandal or to debate and demand full accountability for Malaysia degenerating into a global kleptocracy, and I was suspended twice from Parliament for six months for wanting full accountability for the 1MDB scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will May 9 accomplish what was intended five years ago today, 5th of May, to achieve a “3 in One” to change the Prime Minister, the Malaysian Government and national policies which allowed Malaysia to become and remain a global kleptocarcy?

Malaysians must be asking today whether they can accomplish next Wednesdy on May 9 accomplish what was intended five years ago today, 5th of May – to achieve a “3 in One” to change the Prime Minister, the Malaysian Government and national policies which allowed Malaysia to become and remain a global kleptocarcy?

When I was at the Sibu market walkabout this morning, a supporter approached me and asked whether it is true that Datuk Seri Najib Razak had resigned as Prime Minister so that Pakatan Harapan would not have a target to focus their attacks.

I told them this will not happen as Najib had studiously prepared the last five years to make sure that whatever happens, he cannot be dislodged as UMNO President and Prime Minister of Malaysia – and this is where the 1MDB scandal played a strategic role in Najib’s re-election plans, for 1MDB was to ensure that he would have an uninterrupted flow of money, what Tun Dr. Mahathir had described as “dedak”, to sweeten his path to re-election as Prime Minister of Malaysia.

But “Man Proposes, God Disposes”, and the 1MDB caper did not work out smoothly as planned, as although 1MDB managed to raise RM50 billion through debts, the !MDB “masterminds”, particular Jho Low, was unable to prevent the kleptocratic aspects of the 1MDB scandal from becoming public in the world – although the 1MDB scandal was studiously blacked out inside Malaysia and now even equated as “fake news” which is criminally punishable under the Anti-Fake News Act with draconian penalties of RM500,000, six years’ jail or both.

On looking back, it is now obvious that Najib had set up a decoy to ensure that the 1MDB scandal would not be a major issue of the 14th General Election by getting the 1MDB chief executive officer, Arul Kanda Kandasamy to embark on a daily nation-wide roadshow purportedly to give a full accounting of the world’s “kleptocracy at its worst” and in the process, to remove all the stings from the 1MDB scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nobody is interested in Arul’s fairy tales but Najib should step forward to account fully for the 1MDB “kleptocracy at its worst”

New Straits Times today carried an extraordinary headline: “Ask me anything, Arul Kanda tells DAP leaders” on the invitation of the 1MDB Chief Executive Officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy to DAP leaders to a townhall session in Penang to explain issues about the 1MDB.

Let me tell Arul – that he is at least two years too late. Furthermore, nobody is interested in Arul’s fairy tales about the 1MDB scandal, as the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, should step forward to account fully for the 1MDB “kleptocracy at its worst” which has landed Malaysia with the ignominy, infamy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy!

In the past 16 days, Arul was suddenly holding court almost everyday, purportedly seeking to explain the various facets of the octopian 1MDB money-laundering scandal.

I was surprised that Arul had suddenly become a daily publicity-seeker on the 1MDB scandal but now it is obvious it was all part of Najib’s 14th General Election strategy to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes, neutralise any Pakatan Harapan offensive on the 1MDB scandal and to remove the sting from multi-faceted octopian scandal of the 1MDB “kleptocracy at its worst” – to use the description of the United States Attorney-General Jeff Sessions.

Why didn’t Najib, who must legally, politically and personally bear full responsibility for the 1MDB scandal, tell Malaysians and the world in the past three years: Ask me anything about the 1MDB? Read the rest of this entry »

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I congratulate Rafidah for a most fantastic explanation why there must be a change of Prime Minister, Malaysian Government and national policies on May 9, 2018 – Old ginger is spicier

I congratulate former Cabinet Minister, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, for a most fantastic explanation of why there must be a change of Prime Minister, Malaysian Government and national policies on May 9, 2018.

She said the house is falling apart, infested with pests, and it is time for a new contractor to fix it before it collapses.

Rafidah likened Malaysia to a large house, which provides shelter to its landlord – citizens of all races and creed.

She blamed the current contractor, prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his workers, for its deplorable state.

Rafidah said it is imperative that BN’s five-year contract is terminated and the task is passed to someone with a proven track record like Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

She called on the people not to be sentimental about ending the old contract, cautioning that the house could collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Challenge to the 730-odd BN parliamentary and state assembly candidates to declare before Saturday’s nomination of 14GE candidates that they want full investigations into the 1MDB causing Malaysia to become a global kleptocracy and a rogue democracy

Nomination for parliamentary and state assembly candidates for the 14th General Elections is 36 hours away on Saturday.

There are 222 parliamentary constituencies and some 500 State Assembly Constituencies in the states in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah up for election on May 9, 2017.

I want to challenge the 730-odd BN parliamentary and state assembly candidates to declare before Nomination on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9 a.m. that they want full investigations into the international 1MDB money-laundering scandal, which spans the globe, causing Malaysia the ignominy, infamy and iniquity of a global kleptocray. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan Governmenr in Putrajaya will auction the RM144 million pink diamond necklace to return its proceeds to Malaysian taxpayers

The wife of Prime Minister, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor herself raised the subject of her diamond collection from the 1MDB scandal.

Speaking to BN women members in Lembah Pantai yesterday, she accused PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli of attempting to trap her husband, caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, and her over the diamond ring issue.

She said that Rafizi only told “half the story and half-truths”.

Rosmah maintained that she had only viewed the ring but did not purchase it.

She said; “You want to know about the ring? They (critics) said I have a ring but they sometimes say it’s USD8 million, USD16 million, USD24 million and even USD86 million.

“I said you better decide how much my ring is. They talk about things they don’t know. Read the rest of this entry »

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The truth of 1MDB scandal is that Najib is trying to create the greatest conundrum in the world by hiding the truth about the 1MDB scandal from Malaysians and the world

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak slammed DAP for dropping Dr. Tan Seng Giaw simply for speaking the truth on 1MDB.

Two questions come to mind: firstly, how does Najib know that the reason why Seng Giaw is not re-contesting in Kepong is because of 1MDB?

Secondly, it is very rich for Najib to talk about the “truth” of 1MDB, when he is trying to create the greatest conundrum in Malaysia and the world by hiding the truth from Malaysians and the world about the truth of the 1MDB scandal. 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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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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