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Let Ismail Sabri present a report on his First Hundred Days as Prime Minister on Nov. 28 on Human Rights in Malaysia

Today is the 60th Day of Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister of Malaysia since he was sworn in by the Yang di Pertuan Agong on August 21, 2021.

On Ismail’s 55th Day as Prime Minister, Malaysia was voted in for a seat in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC). Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri is wrong if he thinks he is doing a favour to his former party leader and former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, by adopting an inert instead of a proactive position on investigations into the Pandora Papers

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The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri is wrong if he thinks he is doing a favour to his former party leader and former Prime Minister, Najib Razak by adopting an inert instead of a proactive position on investigations into the Pandora Paper with regard to offshare financial abuses.

One of the personalities highlighted in the Pandora Papers is Najib’s adviser on 1MDB when Najib was the Prime Minister – Jho Low, a fugitive financier who masterminded the 1MBD scandal and wanted by Malaysia, Singapore and the United States.
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Ismail Sabri’s comment on the Pandora Papers shows that he does not fully understand the responsibilities of a Prime Minister of Malaysia

The Prime Minsiter, Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday that that his government will not interfere in any investigation against individuals whose name were implicated in the Pandora Papers document leak.

His comments show that Ismail Sabri does not fully understand the responsibilities of a Prime Minister of Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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PM Ismail Sabri should reply to the devastating indictment of the 12th Malaysia Plan by Ramesh Chander and Lim Teck Ghee, two Malaysians who had distinguished themselves in their services with World Bank, when winding-up the parliamentary debate on the 12th Malaysia Plan on Thursday

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Two Malaysians, Ramesh Chander and Lim Teck Ghee, who had distinguished themselves in their services with the World Bank, have jointly made a devastating indictment of the 12th Malaysia Plan describing it as “Three Steps Backwards”.

Ramesh was formerly Chief Statistician of Malaysia while Teck Ghee was formerly senior official of the United Nations and the World Bank.

They believed that the 12th Malaysia Plan, if implemented as currently presented, is likely to be a “self-inflicted wound” that will “adversely alter the trajectory of the country’s socio-economic growth and heighten the likelihood of Malaysia becoming further entrapped as a middle income economy, with a clear risk of going backwards in Malaysia’s development and prosperity”.
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Ismail Sabri should realise how fragile is the “Keluarga Malaysia” edifice of his premiership when two incidents could threaten to demolish it yesterday

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The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should realise how fragile is the “Keluarga Malaysia” edifice of his premiership when two incidents could threaten to demolish it yesterday: firstly, the racist remark by a Bersatu leader against national women’s singles player S. Kisona, using a racially derogatory “K” term; and secondly, when a preacher Ustaz Syakir Nasoha was seen in a viral video making disparaging racial comments about non-Muslim religions and the Dayak community.

If the Rukun Negara principles of nation-building for a united multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia had been fully promoted among Malaysians in the past half a century, such disparaging remarks would not have occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri should spell out the economic and social reforms he expects to be achieved in the first Hundred Days of his Keluarga Malaysia administration

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should realise that more important than the 100-day ‘report cards’ of his jumbo-sized Cabinet Ministers (31 Minister and 38 Deputy Ministers) is his own 100-day report card as the ninth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

In his special interview with senior editors, Ismail said that views via social media of ministers’ performance in their first 100 days on the job will be used to tally their overall achievement score. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to make the 12th Malaysia Plan a truly game-changer

In the last 50 years since 1970, when Malaysia’s Second Malaysia Plan and the New Economic Policy were launched, Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased 90 times from US$3,737bil in 1970 to US$338,286bil in 2020.

But Malaysia’s GDP has been overtaken by Singapore and Vietnam and continued to be behind Hong Kong.
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The 10-member steering committee of the CSR MOU will have a very important role to ensure integrity of Malaysia Agreement 1963 and judicial independence

The confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri and the Pakatan Harapan leaders on Sept. 10 has given rise to very divided public opinion.

There are those who oppose the CSR MOU on the grounds that the Opposition should not betray their principles and objectives or feared that it would signify the demise of the Opposition.
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Why despite my mounting reservations about Ismail Sabri’s premiership in tackling the Covid-19 Pandemic and reset the country’s democratic directions, I still support the CSR MOU

Despite my mounting reservations about Ismail Sabri’s premiership in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and reset the country’s democratic direction, Malaysians should give the ninth Prime Minister a chance to acquit himself and support the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Ismail and Pakatan Harapan leaders on Monday.

The support for the CSR MOU is not for Ismail Sabri’s sake but for the sake of the country and the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin if not for the confidence-supply-reform MOU signed a day earlier

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The ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin Yassin if not for the confidence-supply-reform Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan a day earlier on Monday, 13th September 2021.

But with the CSR MOU, a new political landscape had started, and the deputy speaker election was postponed to the next Parliament meeting when the Federal Constitution would be amended to create a third deputy speaker post for the opposition.
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Possibility of confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition suffered a grievous blow and is now “up in the air” as a result of the omission of the vote of confidence motion in the parliamentary agenda next week

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The possibility of reaching a confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and the opposition suffered a grievous blow and is now “up in the air” as a result of the omission of the vote of confidence motion in the parliamentary agenda next week.

If the Yang di Pertuan Agong had changed his mind and consented not to have a confidence motion in Parliament as claimed by the new Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of law and Parliament, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, then why was it not stated right from the very beginning instead of the most bizarre statement by the Attorney-General Idris Harun last Saturday arguing the most ridiculous point that a vote of confidence would undermine the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s powers to appoint a Prime Minster in accordance with the Malaysian Constitution? Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri has seriously jeopardised the possibility of reaching a historic confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and the opposition

I had never expected that I would on the same day praised the Prime Minister and later to castigate the Prime Minister.

This was what happened on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri himself may not have 100-days to prove his worth as Prime Minister

When announcing his Cabinet on August 27, the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri said all Ministers had been given 100 days to prove their initial performance, stressing that he wanted his Cabinet to focus on having a high-performance work culture and each ministry must prove their initial performance within the first 100 days.

But more than half of Ismail Sabri’s “recycled” Cabinet are back in their old Ministries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Ismail Sabri going to disregard the decree of the Yang di Pertuan Agong in one of his first acts in Parliament on Sept. 14?

The Attorney-General Idris Harun should not stray into the political minefield but should keep strictly to his role as legal adviser of the government

His statements that a vote of confidence is not necessary as the Yang di Pertuan
Agong had already appointed Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister and that a vote of confidence would undermine the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s power are all politics and no law. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri’s tweet “Nobody is above the law” reinforced confidence that the new Prime Minister will uphold the rule of law and good governance principles as well as brightened prospects of confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition

The new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri’s tweet that “Nobody is above the law” reinforced confidence that the new Prime Minister will uphold the rule of law and good governance principles as well as brightened the prospects of a confidence-supply-reform agreement between the government and opposition.

Ismail’s tweet was in reply to DAP MP for Ipoh Barat, M.Kula Segaran and thanking the former Minister for his concern over the death of security guard, Thava Sagayam, who was assaulted at a condominium in Ipoh last December for refusing to allow the use of the condominium’s swimming pool, which was closed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prospects are bright for a confidence-supply-reform accord between the government and opposition to single-mindedly gain control of the Covid-19 pandemic with parliamentary and institutional reforms

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From the comments of two Ministers, the Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin who is also the Bersatu secretary-general, and the Foreign Minister, Saifuddin Abdullah, prospects are bright for a confidence-supply-reform accord between the government and the opposition to single-mindedly gain control of the Covid-19 pandemic with parliamentary and institutional reforms.

Hamzah said Bersatu is agreeable to such an understanding between the government and the opposition to create a “new political landscape” that would bring stability to the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for a more liberal and open-minded administration which is more conscious of the constitutional principles of good governance, the rule of law and human rights

Malaysians need a government which is more liberal and open-minded and more conscious of the constitutional principles of good governance, the rule of law and human rights.

For this reason, following on the reversal of the Registrar of Societies (ROS) decision in declaring UMNO’s decision to postpone its party election invalid, the new Prime Minister should allow the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) to be registered and operate. Read the rest of this entry »

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The four tests of the Ismail Sabri government

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The acid test of the Ismail Sabri government is whether it could win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and bring it under control as the pandemic is still on the relentless march towards the 64th National Day on August 31 and 58th Malaysia Day on September 16 settling dubious new records.

Yesterday, we broke the 1.6 million-mark for cumulative total of Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anything to cheer Malaysians a week to the 64th National Day on August 31, 2021?

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Is there anything to cheer Malaysians a week to the 64th National Day on August 31, 2021?

We are supposed to move into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan after National Day fulfilling three conditions, namely less than 500 daily Covid-19 cases, sufficient ICU beds available and 60% of adult population vaccinated.
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Azalina’s resignation as Deputy Speaker of Parliament opens the way for far-reaching parliamentary reforms where a Deputy Speaker comes from the Opposition

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The resignation of Azalina Othman Said as Parliamentary Deputy Speaker opens the way for far-reaching parliamentary reforms where a Deputy Speaker comes from the Opposition.

But this must be part of major parliamentary and institutional reforms which the new Prime Minister must commit himself to carry out. Read the rest of this entry »

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