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When can Prime Minister Ismail Sabri catch up with Malaysians who are now worried about the swirling scandal involving the MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki while he is still only seemingly concerned about the floods disasters last month

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When can the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri catch up with Malaysians who are now worried about the swirling scandal involving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Azam Baki while he is still only seemingly concerned about the floods disasters last month.

The one-day Special Parliament on the floods disasters yesterday did not prove that Ismail is really concerned about the floods disasters, because he did not return to Parliament in the winding up of the Special Parliament yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri is the most slow-witted Prime Minister and surrounded by the worst advisers in the nation’s history but is he seriously suggesting that Azam is presently the best example of integrity and accountability in the public service?

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After I sat through the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s presentation of the recent floods disasters in the Special Session of Parliament this morning, I was seized by two thoughts:

Firstly, complete absence of reference to “climate change” as an important factor in the recent “once-in-a-century” floods disasters, which was one of the two factors which caused them – the other being man-made conditions like corruption, abuses of power and sheer incompetence pre-and-post the floods disasters.

Secondly, we have the ninth Prime Minister who is always several steps behind events, when he should be more prescient, more proactive and on top of events than reactive to or trodden by events.
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Azam-gate may lead to 15th General Election to be held after the Chinese New Year – and not just Johore state general election

There is much speculation as to whether Johore state general election will be held after the Chinese New Year.

The possibility of a Johore state general election being held after the Chinese New Year cannot be ruled out as it is an open secret that after the Malacca and Sarawak state general elections, UMNO leaders are pressing for the 15th General Election to be held as early as possible and a Johore state general election will be a form of pressure by the UMNO leaders on Prime Minister Ismail Sabri to dissolve Parliament as soon as possible to hold the 15th General Election.
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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should not allow a parliamentary paralysis and schedule Thursday 27th January for Special Parliament to discuss Azam-gate

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The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should not allow a parliamentary paralysis and schedule Thursday 27th January for a Special Parliament to discuss Azam-gate as Parliament cannot allow anyone, even if he is the MACC Chief Commissioner, to hold it to ransom from deciding important national questions.

Many issues on Azam-gate happened today.

First, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Wong Kah Woh rightly challenged the position of the Speaker, Azahar Azizan Harun that the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department cannot be open to the public and the media under the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders except on one point. Then the MP for Teluk Intan, Nga Kor Ming, submitted an emergency motion to Parliament to debate Azam-gate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last chance for Ismail Sabri to salvage his premiership – get his Cabinet on Wednesday to decide to terminate Azam’s appointment as MACC Chief Commissioner if Azam is not prepared to appear before the PSSC on Agencies in the Prime Minister’s Department to clear his conflict-of-interest allegations

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Ismail Sabri has a last chance to salvage his premiership from becoming a kakistocracy.

On Wednesday, he must get his Cabinet to decide to terminate the appointment of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki, if Azam is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSCC) on Agencies in the Prime Minister’s Department to clear his conflict-of-interest allegations.
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Ismail has missed the train altogether – is he suggesting that two-and-a-half months is not enough time for him say something on Azam-gate, especially as we have the most ludicrous situation of Azam investigating Azam if MACC had been investigating for the last two months!

The Prime Minister Ismail Sabri has “missed the train” altogether when he asked for space for the authorities to thoroughly investigate the conflict-of-interest allegations against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki.

Is he suggesting that two-and-a-half months is not enough time for him as Prime Minister directly responsible for MACC to say something on Azam-gate, especially we have the most ludicrous situation of Azam investigating Azam if there had been such MACC investigation in the past two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s silence on Azam-gate is most ominous when he is at the same time destroying the doctrine of separation of powers among the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

Malaysia is facing its worst crisis of confidence over its anti-corruption agency, but the person who should be most concerned, the Prime Minister under whom the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) directly comes under, is blissfully indifferent and unconcerned.

Its coming to two weeks since academician Edmund Terence Gomez resigned as a member of MACC Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel in protest against MACC’s failure to act on the conflict-of-interest allegations against the MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki but the Prime Minister has not said a single word of Azam-gate, the latest scandal of scandal-ridden Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri’s clarification on no imminent Cabinet reshuffle welcome but why he is still shy on commenting on the conflict-of-interest allegation against the MACC Chief Commissioner?

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s clarification yesterday that there is no imminent Cabinet reshuffle is most welcome, but it highlights his failure or inability to comment on the conflict-of-interest allegation of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commissioner Chief Commissioner Azam Baki for more than two months.

The issue of Azam Baki has been swirling in the public limelight for more than a week since the resignation of Edmund Terence Gomes from MACC’s Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel and many personalities have called on Ismail Sabri to break his silence as the allegation of Azam Baki’s conflict-of-interest which was made more than two months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Would MACC approve the appointment of a convicted corruption criminal as a Cabinet Minister?

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A website reported on Sunday that there was going to be a Cabinet reshuffle and four Ministers will be replaced – the Finance Minister, Tengku Zafrul Aziz; the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ahmad Faizal Azumu; the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Abdul Latiff Ahmad, the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Rina Harun would be replaced by, among others, Najib Razak as Economic Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ahmad Maslan as Finance Minister and Shahril Hamdan as Minister for Youth and Sports.

I do not know how true is the report but appointing Najib Razak to any Ministerial position or post would be crossing the “red line” and will jeopardise the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) Memorandum of Understanding (Mo0) signed by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri and the four Pakatan Harapan leaders on Sept. 13, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Azam is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary SSC on Agencies in the PM’s Department, Ismail Sabri should terminate Azam’s appointment as MACC Chief Commissioner and take immediate steps to transfer the MACC from the PM’s Department to Parliament

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If Azam Baki is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on the Agencies in the Prime Minister’s Department on the serious allegations which had been made against him two months ago, the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should terminate Azam’s appointment as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner and take immediate steps to transfer the MACC from the PM’s Department to Parliament.

Ismail Sabri should present this proposal for Cabinet approval at the Cabinet meeting tomorrow – or will there be no Cabinet meeting tomorrow? Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on all members the Parliamentary Special Select Committee for Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department to agree to summon MACC Chief Comissioner Azam Baki to respond to serious allegations of impropriety first made more than two months ago

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The ideal situation is to have a Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Corruption and Abuses/Wastage of Public Funds which should conduct an investigation into the allegations of lack of integrity which have been made against the MACC Chief Commissioner, Azam Bai, more than two months ago and which has prompted academician Edmund Terence Gomez to resign from the MACC’s Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel for the MACC inaction in the last two months.

But even if Prime Minister Ismail Sabri agrees to set up such a Parliamentary Special Select Committee, which is a very big “If”, such a Special Select Committee can only be set up when Parliament next meets, which is two months away on February 28, when what is needed urgently is immediate action as the trust deficit in the government generallty and the MACC in particular has dropped to an all-time low.
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Malaysi’s Final Week of Infamy in 2021 – Peter Anthony becomes a “frog” and forms a new political party with another “frog”

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Malaysia is having its Final Week of Infamy in 2021.

On Saturday, 25th December, 2021, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri ignores the annual Christmas high tea of the Christian Federation of Malaysia, which had been attended by the Prime Minister or his representative every year since 1999, signalling that Ismail Sabri’s “Keluarga Malaysia” is not for unity in diversity of Malaysia’s multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural population and no unifying policy at all.
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Ismail Sabri must act on Gomez’ shock resignation from MACC panel and end the two-month “conspiracy of silence” about allegations of MACC Chief’s ownership of close to two million shares in a public listed company

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It would appear that Malaysia’s international infamy this year has not ended, although we are left with three days before we enter the New Year of 2022.

What other infamies are in store for Malaysia for the next three days?

Yesterday, a convicted criminal opened an international conference in Kuala Lumpur while today we have the shock resignation of the Edmund Terence Gomez from a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Panel, highlighting that something is very rotten with the anti-corruption efforts in Malaysia.
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Ismail Sabri’s absence from the annual Christmas high tea illustrates his inability to live down his past to prove he is Prime Minister for all Malaysians and his Keluarga Malaysia slogan is for an inclusive Malaysian family regardless of race, religion or region

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s absence from the Christian Federation of Malaysia’s (CFM) annual Christmas high tea illustrates his inability to live down his past to prove he is Prime Minister for all Malaysians and his “Keluarga Malaysia” slogan is for an inclusive Malaysian family regardless of race, religion or region and not for any one race, religion or region.

A Malaysian Prime Minister who really understands the Malaysian Constitution and the Rukun Negara principles would not have missed the annual Christmas high tea or at least, ensure that he would be officially represented. Read the rest of this entry »

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The call by Yang di Pertuan Agong for post-mortem on floods is an indication that the Ismail Sabri’s government is not functioning despite his cancellation of year-end leave for all his Ministers

The call by the Yang di Pertuan Agong for a post-mortem on the floods disaster in Selangor and Pahang is an indication that the Ismail Sabri government is not functioning, despite his cancellation of year-end leave of all his Ministers.

It raises the question what is use of Ismail Sabri’s cancellation of the year-end leave of his Ministers if all the jumbo-sized Cabinet does is for the Ministers to collect their super salaries and allowances without doing useful or worthwhile work? Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Ismail Sabri sack Ministers who defy his instruction to cancel their leave abroad and return immediately to be with the people who are facing hardship?

I commend the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri for his cancellation of the year-end leave application from his cabinet Ministers until after the flood situation had passed.

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should reprimand MCMC and declare that he will not stop Malaysians from exercising their constitutional right to free speech to criticise his government and Ministers

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It is shocking that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has requested Twitter to remove posts critical of the government’s atrocious response to the recent floods.

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should reprimand the MCMC and declare that he will not stop Malaysians from exercising their constitutional right to free speech to criticise the government and his Ministers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Prime Minister Ismail Sabri himself unaware who is the Selangor Chairman of National Security Council?

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Yesterday, I asked the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri to clear the air as to who is the Selangor Chairman of the National Security Council (NSC) as such a confusion should not arise in the midst of the deadliest flood disaster which has claimed 37 lives so far.

The thunderous silence of the Prime Minister on this question in the last 24 hours in most ominous.
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Has the Ismail Sabri government descended into a kakistocracy where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing?

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The claim by the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Minister Noh Omar that he is still the Selangor state chairman of the National Security Council (NSC) after the Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari claimed that he has resumed the task of the state NSC chief beggars imagination.

Has the Federal Government, which Prime Minister Ismail Sabri gave 90 per cent score to his jumbo-sized Cabinet for its first 100-day performance, quickly descended into a kakistocracy where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing?
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Ismail Sabri must prove his “Keluarga Malaysia” concept is not a meaningless slogan by insisting that only those who uphold the Rukun Negara principles of nation-building and accept Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural nation can be Cabinet Ministers

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri must prove that his “Keluarga Malaysia” concept is not a meaningless slogan but a key principle which can unite the diverse races, languages, religions and cultures which have made Malaysia their home.

Ismail said today that personal interests, political differences and growing hostilities can lead to disunity among members of the Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family).
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