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We must create a new future for all Malaysians and not be the captives of the past

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I want to thank my family, party comrades and colleagues, friends and relatives for this unprecedented and wonderful virtual birthday celebration.

I am glad to see the founding Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin and Mrs. Chen with us, Johore pioneer State Assemblyman Lee Kaw, DAP veterans Tan Chui Sui (Mrs. Chiang Heng Kai), Wong Kang Li and wife, Chong Siew Chiang and wife, Ngoi Thiam Woh, my long-time friend K. Siladass, my classmates going back to seven decades ago, Pek Teck Soon, Tan Tik Seng and Allan Goh. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Muhyiddin prepared to lead Malaysians throughout the country to declare he is “Malaysian first” to spearhead the 10-year National Unity Blueprint?

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It was an unusual programme – the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin launching the National Unity Policy and the National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030.

When Muhyiddin cautioned Malaysians against politicians who play on racial sentiment to gain political mileage, describing them as challenges faced in multiracial countries, all Malaysian eyes were on him as the classic example. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians should think of how we can fulfil Tunku’s wish for Malaysia to be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”

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One of the few living friends of Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and national independence activist, ninety-year-old Tan Sri Mohd Yusof Latiff, the Penang Malay Association President, said on Tunku’s 118th birthday anniversary two days ago that Tunku if still alive would have been depressed to see the present state of political affairs in the country.

He said: “It goes against every grain of his struggle for liberty and the right to self-govern, because racial harmony was the bedrock on why this country was granted independence from the colonists.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The best way to remember Tunku is to realise his dream that whatever our race or religion, we are first and foremost Malaysians

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On the 118th birthday anniversary of Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, three quotes from him came to mind.

They are:

“We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.”

“We must each always think first of Malaysia, of the national need and least of ourselves …Everyone must try to help and see that the people are one-minded, with loyalty and one aim, to make Malaysia – the land we love – a happy abode for all of us. If we all do this then we can guarantee liberty, security, prosperity and happiness for the future.”

“All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multi-racial and multi-religious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.”

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Muhyiddin should allow Parliament to reconvene on March 8 as scheduled as Parliament had continued to function for 35 years through four Prime Ministers from 1977 to 2012 although there were simultaneously four Proclamations of Emergency during the period

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Yesterday, I said that the five priorities which the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin listed in his New Year Message as the basis for an integrated national recovery strategy post-Covid do not stand up to public scrutiny by the first fortnight of the new year.

I referred to Priority Three “to ensure political stability with strong emphasis on good governance as a foundation for sustainable economic recovery” and Priority Four “to uphold the country’s sovereignty and strengthen Malaysia’s position on the world stage”.

Today I will examine the other three Priorities to demonstrate that they also do not stand up to public scrutiny. Read the rest of this entry »

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Restore the mandate to Pakatan Harapan and with Anwar Ibrahim as the ninth Prime Minister, Malaysia can begin to fulfil her aspiration to be a united, harmonious, multi-racial world-class great nation and “a beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world”

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UMNO, Bersatu and PAS have failed to form a stable government as the Malay Unity rhetoric has proved to be a false promise for Malaysia.

If I had made this statement, it would be taken as proof of the allegation that I am anti-Malay and anti-Islam, but this was stated by Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, the President of Warisan and former Sabah Chief Minister, at the recent Regional Outlook Forum 2021, hosted by the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore last Thursday.

Shafie said Malaysian politics needs a reset in 2021 and beyond as the Malay unity rhetoric is proven to be a false promise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are all political parties in the country prepared to meet to save Malaysia from the two great problems of 2021 – the Covid-19 epidemic and corruption?

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The refusal of the Muhyiddin Cabinet to summon a Special Parliament to address Malaysia’s losing control of the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic is the height of irresponsibility of a kakistocracy.

It is accompanied by the failure of the government for the last ten months to launch an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach to save lives and livelihoods in the pandemic.and to plan for a quick and sustainable post-pandemic economic and national recovery for the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahathir wrong when he said that without his help, DAP could not get more than 18 seats as DAP won 24 parliamentary seats in 1986, 20 in 1990, 28 in 2008 and 38 in 2013 before winning 42 seats in 2018

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In his interview with China Press, former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said: “I had helped the opposition to win (in GE14) because I brought in Malay support. You know DAP, which could never get more than 18 seats, get 42 seats because of the Malay support I brought in”.

Mahathir was wrong when he said that without his help, DAP could not get more than 18 seats as DAP won 24 parliamentary seats in 1986, 20 seats in 1990, 28 seats in 2008 and 38 seats in 2013 before winning 42 parliamentary seats in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians need a vaccine in 2021 for a new national consensus to return to the quest to become a world-class great nation and to stop the country from hurtling towards the abyss of a kleptocracy, kakistocracy and a failed state

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Malaysians hardly noticed that today is the last day of the 30-year plan – Vision 2020 to be a fully developed Malaysia, which is united, confident, moral, ethical, democratic, liberal and tolerant, caring, economically just and equitable, progressive and prosperous and in full possession of an economy that is competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient.

The magnitude of the failure to achieve Vision 2020 can be gauged from the failure to achieve the nine central strategic challenges by the year 2020, viz:
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Will there be an UMNO leader who will rise to restore UMNO to its founding decades when UMNO Presidents were known for their unquestioned integrity and honesty and their acceptance that Malaysia is a plural society?

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One thought that has been nagging me is whether an UMNO leader will rise who will restore UMNO to its founding decades when UMNO Presidents were known for their unquestioned integrity and honesty and their acceptance that Malaysia is a plural society? Read the rest of this entry »

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Are the kleptocratic UMNO leaders the worst enemies of the Malays and the nation in the challenges for Malays and Malaysia to compete with the rest of the world?

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Yesterday, I asked Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah whether he agrees that Malaysia needs a new national consensus to return Malaysia to the road of a world-class great nation and save it from the fate and ignominy of a kleptocracy, kakistocracy and a failed state.

Are the kleptocratic UMNO leaders the worst enemies of the Malays and the nation in the challenges for Malays and Malaysia to compete with the rest of the world? Read the rest of this entry »

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Can UMNO return to its founding decades when UMNO Presidents were known for unquestioned integrity and honesty?

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Two recent news items attracted widespread attention.

The first quoted the Barisan Nasional secretary-general Annuar Musa as saying that there was a conspiracy to undo the UMNO and BN’s policy of ‘No Anwar, No DAP’.

The second quoted the UMNO advisory board chairman, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah who said UMNO’s ‘No DAP, no Anwar’ policy may not be cast in stone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysian Diaspora worldwide should participate in drawing up the new national consensus to make Malaysia a world-class great nation – highlight factors why Malaysians abroad realise the ambitions they can’t achieve at home

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Columnist Mariam Mokhtar recently wrote an article entitled: “Malaysians abroad realise their ambitions they can’t achieve at home”.

She wrote:

“Last week, many articles were published about Malaysians abroad who excelled in their particular fields. Penang teenager Celine Chung wanted to play football and is now training with the U-17 Bayern Munich women’s team. Alor Star’s Jocelyn Yow has become the youngest mayor of a small town in California, and 60-year-old Sam Lim, formerly of Muar, has won an award as the best policeman of the year in Western Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let the drawing up of the new national consensus for a great Malaysia be a bottom-up affair, involving holding the government to account for Covid-19 responses, demanding explanation why Malaysia is paying RM3 billion to immunise 6.4 million Malaysians when the expose from a Belgian Minister shows it should be cheaper by over 20 times

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The 32 million Malaysians must take ownership of the idea of a new national consensus for a great Malaysia in 2040 and the drafting of the new national consensus should be a bottom-up and not a top-down affair.

I have written in the past few days of an urgent need for a new national consensus as the Merdeka Constitution 1957, the Malaysian Constitution 1963, the Rukun Negara 1970 and the Vision 2020 promulgated in 1991 have all failed as nation-building instruments to the extent that there are now Ministers in the Cabinet who reject these basic documents of Malaysian nation-building. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anwar assured that DAP leadership had never proposed a change of Opposition Leader

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Malaysia is surging ahead in the stakes for the most cumulative total of Covid19 cases in the world – leaving China ranked No. 80 behind, beating Bahrain to be ranked No. 78 with 91,969 cases. Today, Malaysia will improve its position to be ranked No. 77 if its daily increase of Covid-19 infections today reaches1,792 cases.
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Urgent action needed to infuse Malaysians with a new national consensus to pull ourselves up from our bootstraps if Malaysia is not to spiral down the trajectory to a kleptocratic, kakistocratic and a failed state in 2040

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Urgent action is needed to infuse Malaysians with a new national consensus and pull ourselves up from our bootstraps if Malaysia is not to spiral down the trajectory to a kleptocratic, kakistocratic and a failed state in 2040.

In the final days of the year 2020, evidence are galore that we have failed in Vision 2020 to make Malaysia a great world-class nation which is united, harmonious, democratic, just, prosperous and capable of leveraging on Malaysia’s unique position as a confluence of four great civilisations to be “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysians need a new national consensus as Malaysians must never give up hope to build a just, prosperous, dynamic and world-class plural Malaysia

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Today is the last day of Dewan Rakyat proceeding on which a lot of hope had been invested and lost – whether the country can redeem itself to have a government which is legitimate with the people’s mandate, and not illegitimate and established through the backdoor.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had survived the confidence test in Parliament by a razor-thin majority but he has not won the confidence of Malaysians or the international community. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP will be firm on our principles and will not work with kleptocrats but we must be open-minded and flexible to co-operate with Malaysians of integrity, regardless of race, religion or politics, to build an united, just, prosperous and great Malaysia

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The political crisis in Perak has ended with a new Mentri Besar from UMNO.

What are the lessons to be learnt from the six-day Perak political crisis? Read the rest of this entry »

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It is most regrettable that for his own political survival as the eighth Prime Minister, Muhyuddin has compromised the 1957 Merdeka Constitution, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and 1970 Rukun Negara

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It is most regrettable that for his own political survival as the eighth Prime Minister Malaysia and to avoid becoming the Malaysian Prime Minister for the shortest term, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has compromised the 1957 Merdeka Constitution, the 1963 Malaysia Agreement and the 1970 Rukun Negara.

Let me remind Muhyiddin of the constitutional position and the historical records of the nation with regard to secularism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the 2021 Budget be rejected tomorrow and will Muhyiddin be toppled becoming the shortest Prime Minister in Malaysian history?

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Tomorrow is supposed to be the D-Day for two questions: Will the 2021 Budget be rejected tomorrow and will Muhyiddin Yassin be toppled becoming the shortest Prime Minister in Malaysian history.

It is uncertain whether there will be a vote on the second reading of the 2021 Budget tomorrow as there is talk that the vote, scheduled for tomorrow may be delayed till the following week.

Be that as it may, powerful political forces have been released over the voting on the 2021 Budget, as evidenced by the most extraordinary joint statement by Ministers and Deputy Ministers declaring full support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s leadership until fresh general election can be held because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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