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Muhyiddin’s assurance that there would be “no double standards” over Covid-19 SOP would be more convincing if he had explained what has happened to the long-standing breach of quarantine SOP by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister on July 7

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddih Yassin’s assurance in his Facebook live address that there would be “no double standards” over Covid-19 SOP would be convincing if he had explained what has happened to the long-standing breach of quarantine SOP by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali on his return from Turkey on July 7.

Malaysians are still waiting for the Prime Minister to show leadership and example in Khairuddin’s case.

How long must Malaysians wait?

(Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Tuesday, October 6, 2020)

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Ministers’ Cluster joins White House Cluster to highlight the need for government leaders to be examples to inspire national unity and resolve to fight the war against Covid 19 pandemic and not the opposite

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Malaysia has joined the United States with Covid-19 infections invading the top precincts of government – with our Ministers’ Cluster joining the White House Cluster to illustrate the hazards of high office.

In Malaysia, the Cabinet has been affected with one Minister confirmed as down with Covid-19 infection and five Ministers in quarantine including the Prime Minister himself undergoing a 14-day home quarantine as directed by Home Surveillance Order (HSO) issued by the Health Ministry.

In Washington, US President Donald Trump returned from the Walter Reed National Medical Military Centre to the White House, which has become a centre for contagion partly because of disregard for mitigation measures, to peel off his mask to convert his still-ongoing disease into a show of strength. However, despite his longstanding practice of denying the pandemic’s severity and downplaying its risks, there are more than 200,000 Americans dead and 7.5 millions Americans infected as well as over a dozen of Trump’s top aides tested positive for Covid-19. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is the Muhyiddin government continuing to undermine public confidence and trust which detract from efforts to unite all Malaysians in an all-out-war against the Covid-19 pandemic?

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When I wrote in my media statement on March 20, 2020, that “Global news about the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be bleak and ominous”, nobody had expected that after more than six months, global news about the Covid-19 pandemic would be many times more bleak and ominous.

At that time, Italy reached a new milestone when its deaths linked to the virus soared to 3,405, exceeding the toll of 3,248 deaths in China, where the virus first broke out.

The spread of Covid-19 in Italy had been swift and terrifying, even after the country imposed strict limits on people’s movements. As the death toll rose, traditional funeral services were outlawed as part of the national restrictions against gatherings.
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Call on Cabinet on Wednesday to pass a special allocation to fight the Covid-19 third wave

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The Cabinet on Wednesday should pass a special allocation to fight the Covid-19 third wave.

With another 317 new Covid-10 cases yesterday, the second straight day in a row where the number of new infections recorded has been the highest in the country to date, there are now 1,735 active Covid-19 cases nationwide.

The Sungai Buloh Hospital is gearing up for another Covid-19 wave to be a “full Covid-19” hospital again and the Director-General of Health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah has been drumming home the message to the frontliners to be prepared for a new battle.
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Does Noor Hisham’s advice to those returning from Sabah general election campaign to complete 14-day home quarantine even if tested negative for Covid apply to the Prime Minister?

The Director-General of Health, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has advised all those returning from Sabah general election campaign to Peninsular Malaysia to complete 14-day home quarantine even if they are tested negative for Covid-19.

Does this advice apply to the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who this morning chaired a special National Security Council meeting on Covid-19 in Putrajaya?

Does it apply to all Ministers and Deputy Ministers, as well as all Perikatan Nasional and Barisan Nasional leaders who had campaigned in Sabah?

Let me declare that I have been tested negative for Covid 19 on my return from Sabah but am undergoing home quarantine for 14 days.

(Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Saturday, 3rd October 2020)

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The Original Sin of Malaysia’s Covid 19 crisis was the Sheraton Move toppling the Pakatan Harapan Government, sparking the Second and Third Waves which have caused 136 unnecessary deaths

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah seems to be right that Malaysia is facing the “the beginning of a new wave” with the country recording 287 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, making it the country’s highest daily increase throughout the pandemic so far.

Six months ago, I suggested the establishment of a Covid-19 Pandemic Study Centre to learn from the successes and mistakes of other nations and to ensure that Malaysia does not lead the world in using the pandemic to emasculate and marginalise Parliament and human rights.

But we seem to be unable to learn from the success of other nations in the combat against Covid-19. Read the rest of this entry »

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Noor Hisham says Malaysia probably experiencing a “new wave” of Covid 19 cases – but is it a second wave or a third wave?

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Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said yesterday that Malaysia was probably experiencing a “new wave” as Covid-19 case numbers continued to climb [1].

He said at yesterday’s press conference: “If we look at the chart, we have an increase in cases lately. That probably is the beginning of a new wave.”

New Covid-19 case numbers reported yesterday hit 260 – the highest registered number of new cases since June 4.

But is Malaysia facing a second wave or a third wave?
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Visited Sabah political shrine of Tambunan when Anwar had his noon media conference that he has the numbers to become Prime Minister

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I was visiting the Sabah political shrine of Tambunan when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had his noon media conference that he had the numbers to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

I last met Anwar before I came to Sabah to compaign for Warisan Plus candidates in the Sabah state general election campaign when Anwar assured me that he was not contacting former UMNO leaders like Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi nor the PAS leadership in the attempt to regain the people’s mandate which was illegitimately robbed in the “Sheraton Move” conspiracy in February 2020 which toppled the 22-month Pakatan Harapan Government.

I have been in Sabah since Sept. 14 and have not been in contact with Anwar, and Anwar’s media conference today is as much a surprise to me as to anyone else.

A lot of political undercurrents are afoot in Malaysia, and the Sabah state general election on Saturday on Sept. 26 is only a forerunner to greater political developments at the national level.

It is no secret for instance that UMNO leaders want snap general election because they believe that with the tie-up with PAS, they are likely to regain control and even hegemony of the Federal Government as well as the premiership.

They have scant respect and regard for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister who, I am sure, is politically astute enough to know that he will be the first casualty in a snap general election as nobody would support him as Prime Minister after a snap poll.

Even in Bersatu, there are other political leaders eying the PM’s post.

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Hamzah Zainuddin should be sacked as Home Minster if he had threatened that he would not take action against illegal immigrants if Wilfred Tangau is not defeated and PBS Information chief Joniston not re-elected in Kiulu

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Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin should be sacked as Home Minister if he had threatened that he would not take action against the illegal immigrants if Wilfred Tangau, the chairman of UPKO, is not defeated and the PBS Information chief, Joniston Bangkuai not re-elected in Kiulu State Assembly seat in the Sabah state general election.

To be fair to Hamzah, the Home Minister should be given a chance to clarify the matter.

But the question is whether the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, would dare to sack Hamzah, who is also the Bersatu secretary-general, considering the precarious political position of the Prime Minister, who is hanging on to the Prime Minister’s office for dear life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stage is set for a showdown on Muhyiddin as Prime Minister when Sabah general election is over on Saturday

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The stage is set for a showdown on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister when the Sabah state general election is over this Saturday.

Muhyiddin has turned the Sabah state general election into a forerunner of the 15th general election when he said in Kota Belud yesterday that if the Perikatan Nasional (PN)-BN-PBS alliance was to win in the coming Sabah state election, a snap general would not be far away.

The Sabah general election is a result of a Bersatu plot that went wrong, for the political “frogs” who backed the former Chief Minister, Musa Aman, did so to capture the Sabah state government and not to precipitate a Sabah General Election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin knows his days as PM may be numbered and he has produced his counter-stroke – snap 15th General Election if the PN-BN-PBS alliance win in Sabah state election

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, knows his days as Prime Minister may be numbered and he has produced his counter stroke – snap 15th General Election in Malaysia if the PN-BN-PBS alliance win the Sabah state general election.

UMNO has been pressing for snap general election in Malaysia for it believes that with the Muafakat Nasional which it has formed with PAS, it was in a good position not only to recapture power in Malaysia and restore an UMNO Prime Minister but to win big even with a more than two-thirds parliamentary majority.

But the UMNO leadership has been reluctant to topple Muhyiddin as Prime Minister as there are UMNO Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the Perikatan Nasional government – of which UMNO Ministers and Deputy Ministers are a part but not UMNO itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is PAS Minister Khairuddin on leave pending police investigations or not?

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Malaysiakini reported that there are conflicting claims surrounding the status of Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali, who is being investigated for not adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) after returning from abroad.

Highly-placed sources informed Malaysiakini the PAS leader is on leave pending the outcome of the probe and this was conveyed to the cabinet last week.

However, this has been denied by the Minister’s aide, Muhammad Faudzi Jalil, who said it was business as usual for his boss.

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, should explain whether his Plantation Industries and Commodities Minster is on leave or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Muhyiddin the weakest of the eight Prime Ministers of Malaysia – weaker than Tun Abdullah Badawi?

Is Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin the weakest of the eight Prime Ministers of Malaysia – weaker than Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawai, the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia?

This thought came to me when I read of the call by the PAS Plantation and Commodities Minister, Khairuddin Aman Razali for the permanent closure of pubs and nightclubs in Malaysia.

I do not think Khairuddin would have survived as a Cabinet Minister under any other Prime Minister in Malaysia after violating the Covid 19 quarantine SOP after his personal visit to Turkey on July 7, the lies that was told in particular about Turkey at the time was a “green zone” when it was an epicentre of the Covid 19 pandemic, and his attempt to make light his breach by claiming that he did not do anything wrong in regard to his job and that it involved only an error over the issue of the Covid-19 SOPs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Khairuddin’s image haunts Muhyiddin’s live telecast announcing the extension of RMCO as the single foremost question in the minds of Malaysians is the government’s double standards for breach of Covid-19 quarantine SOP

Malaysians following the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s live telecast tonight are interested in two things: firstly, whether the RMCO would be extended and the outcome of police investigations ten days after the DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok revealed in Parliament about the flagrant breach of Covid-19 quarantine SOP by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali on July 7.

It is no exaggeration to say that although the live image on the television screen was that of the Prime Minister, for the overwhelming majority of Malaysians, Khairuddin’s image haunts Muhyiddin’s live telecast.

But Malaysians are disappointed. There is only the hypocritical advice by the Prime Minister to Malaysians to be responsible and disciplined to follow the Covid-19 SOP, but such advice do not extend to his Cabinet Ministers. Read the rest of this entry »

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RM1,000 fine for PAS Minister to end the growing storm over his Covid-19 SOP breach sounds very fishy and contrived – why Khairuddin did not admit right from the beginning, what is the Health Ministry investigation about and what about others in Khairuddin’s trip to Turkey?

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RM1,000 fine for the PAS Minister for Plantation, Industries and Commodities, Khairuddin Aman Razali to end the growing  storm over his Covid-19 SOP breach sounds very fishy and contrived as it raises more questions.

If the Health Ministry had acted  as early as August 7 and issued a compound of RM1,000 on August 7 and the Minister had paid the compound, the questions that arises include:

  1. Why the Minister had not admitted the SOP breach right from the beginning when the DAP MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok raised it in Parliament on August 18;
  2. Why the cock-and-bull story that the Minister’s trip to Turkey had the approval of the Prime Minister, that he had escaped 14-day quarantine because he was found “negative” in a “special test” for Ministers to go in and out of the country and that Turkey was a “green country (zone)” for Covid-19 pandemic!
  3. If action had already been taken on August 7, what was all the Health Ministry investigation in the last four days about?
  4. Is the payment of the M1,000 compound fine by Khairudddin on August 7 true?
  5. Why didn’t the Health Ministry require Khairruddin to wear the pink wristband, monitor and require him to be quarantined? Did Khairuddin defy such quarantine instructions?
  6. What about the others in Khairuddin’s trip to Turkey. How many of them,  who are they and were they all compounded?

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Muhyiddin’s First 100 Days – from the second wave of Covid-19 outbreak to lockdown of Parliament and the return of kleptocracy and kakistocracy

Seratus hari pertama Muhyiddin — daripada gelombang kedua penularan Covid-19 kepada pengembalian kleptokrasi dan kakistokrasi

Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin baru sahaja menyambut 100 hari pertama pemerintahan beliau yang telah menyaksikan gelombang kedua penularan wabak Covid-19 dalam negara dan pengembalian kleptokrasi dan kakistokrasi (sistem kepimpinan daripada kalangan individu yang tidak berkelayakan).

Jika tidak kerana Langkah Sheraton, kita tidak akan berhadapan dengan gelombang kedua penularan wabak ini yang telah menyebabkan perlunya dilaksanakan kawalan pergerakan.

Kita bernasib baik kerana kita berjaya mengekang penularan gelombang kedua wabak ini, walaupun pada masa yang sama, seperti di seluruh dunia, kita perlu berhati-hati dan bersedia untuk sebarang penularan semula wabak ini — yang akan dikira sebagai gelombang kedua untuk kebanyakkan negara lain, dan gelombang ketiga untuk negara kita. Read the rest of this entry »

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Public trust and confidence in Malaysia shattered by a government which is the worst offender of “politicking ” although it is camouflaged as “doing national good”

Keyakinan dan kepercayaan awam tercalar oleh kerajaan yang kuat “berpolitik” sambil menyembunyikan perbuatan tersebut konon-kononnya demi “kepentingan negara”

Semalam, Parlimen Thailand telah meluluskan pakej sokongan ekonomi bernilai RM252 bilion untuk mengurangkan impak wabak Covid-19 kepada negara tersebut, termasuklah bantuan untuk para petani dan pekerja sektor tidak formal seperti penjaja jalanan dan mereka yang bekerja di rumah urut dan bar yang kini tidak dapat menjalankan perniagaan.

Seminggu lepas pula, Parlimen Singapura telah meluluskan belanjawan tambahan yang bernilai SGD33 bilion. Ini merupakan inisiatif khas untuk membantu para pekerja dan perniagaan yang berhadapan dengan kesan wabak Covid-19.

Belanjawan yang diperkenalkan sebagai Belanjawan Ketabahan (Fortitude Budget) ini adalah belanjawan keempat negara tersebut dalam tempoh empat bulan sejak pengumuman Belanjawan Perpaduan, Ketahanan, dan Solidariti sebelum ini, yang secara keseluruhannya berjumlah lebih daripada SGD100 bilion ataupun hampir 20 peratus KDNK Singapura — sebagai usaha membantu rakyat negara pulau tersebut dalam menghadapi wabak Covid-19. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin, who has been politicking from Day One as “backdoor” Prime Minister to lockdown Parliament and cripple parliamentary oversight and scrutiny, should explain whether the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan is a prelude to the cancellation of the July/August meeting of Parliament

It is now clear that the “backdoor” Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been politicking from Day One to lockdown Parliament and cripple parliamentary oversight and scrutiny.

The nullification of the Bersatu membership of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir, Maszlee Malik, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Amiruddin Hamzah and the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan are the latest politicking of the backdoor government, which give the lie to Muhyiddin’s claim last month that since becoming Prime Minister on March 1, he had not thought about politics as the people were “sick” of it.

Let Muhyiddin explain whether the postponement of the 12th Malaysia Plan is a prelude to the cancellation of the July/August meeting of Parliament.
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Trump is the worst world leader in fighting the invisible war against Covid-19 with United States exceeding 100,000 deaths but Malaysia must not join the gallery of rogue nations by locking down Parliament and paralysing parliamentary oversight and scrutiny during the pandemic

Spain has declared 10 days of mourning starting today for the 27,000 people who have died from coronavirus in the country.

Flags will be hoisted to half-staff in more than 14,000 public buildings across the country and on Spanish naval vessels until 5 June. It marks the longest official mourning period in Spain’s four-decade-old democracy.

By the same standard, the United States should hold 40 days of mourning for over 100,000 people have perished from the Covid-19 pandemic as according to the Worldometer’s Covid-19 Data, United States has recorded 1,725,273 Covid-19 confirmed cases and 100,545 deaths in the United States.

But this is impossible, as United States President Donald Trump is the worst world leader in fighting the invisible war against the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Muhyiddin emulate the example of Tun Hussein Onn and convene an emergency meeting of Parliament this month to secure a vote of confidence in him as Prime Minister to establish that he is a legitimate Prime Minister?

Adakah Tan Sri Muhyiddin akan mencontohi tauladan Tun Hussein Onn dan mengadakan satu sidang khas Parlimen dalam bulan ini untuk memastikan beliau mempunyai kepercayaan majoriti ahli Parlimen sebagai seorang Perdana Menteri yang mempunyai legitimasi?

Sidang Parlimen yang telah dijadualkan untuk berlangsung pada hari Isnin 9 Mac depan telah ditangguhkan kepada 18 Mei 2020.

Perkara ini telah ditafsirkan sebagai satu “tanda kelemahan” di mana Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dilihat sebagai tidak mempunyai sokongan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen untuk menjadi seorang Perdana Menteri yang sah.

Persidangan Parlimen dalam bulan puasa ini menimbulkan pelbagai tanda tanya memandangkan ini adalah kali pertama dalam sejarah negara Parlimen bersidang dalam bulan puasa.

Mengapakah tidak dijadualkan persidangan Parlimen ini untuk ditangguhkan sebelum bermulanya bulan puasa, yang dijangkakan bermula pada 25 April 2020?

Jika minggu pertama persidangan Parlimen di bawah Muhyiddin ini perlu juga diadakan dalam bulan puasa sekalipun, adakah beliau bersedia untuk mencontohi tauladan Perdana Menteri ketiga kita, Tun Hussein Onn, yang telah memanggil satu mesyuarat khas Parlimen pada 26 Januari 1976 — hanya 11 hari selepas pelantikan beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri selepas pemergian Tun Razak — untuk memastikan yang beliau mempunyai kepercayaan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen untuk memimpin negara? Read the rest of this entry »

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