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#kerajaangagal27 – Will the Speaker, Azhar Harun, henceforth strike out all lewd jokes in Parliament to honour Ain Husniza for her courage and leadership in speaking up against lewd jokes in class?

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Will the Speaker of Parliament, Azhar Harun, henceforth strike out all lewd jokes in Parliament to honour Ain Husnuiza Saiful Nizam for her courage and leadership in speaking up against lewd jokes in class?

This is because Parliament has seen its fair share of offensive utterings against female MPs.
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#kerajaangagal18 – Is there a fourth Covid wave in Malaysia, which returned to the dangerous level of daily increase of 3,418 new Covid cases while the highly-infectious Indian double-mutant coronavirus is detected in the country?

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The national sigh of relief because the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases had fallen below the 3,000-mark after three straight days above 3,000 and 13 straight days above 2,000 lasted briefly for a day, when it sprung back to 3,418 cases.

Is Malaysia facing the fourth Covid wave before the third Covid wave – which is already the longest in the world lasting nine months as it started last September – could be fully brought under control by first reducing the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases down to triple-digit and then to double-digit figures? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal17 – If an emergency cannot suspend the Judiciary, how can it suspend Parliament which is the other branch in the tripod of Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in the doctrine of separation of powers?

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The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Takiyuddin Hassan has advised heads of services in the government to be more careful when speaking about the law and to refrain from making interpretations based on emotions.

Shouldn’t this apply to Cabinet Ministers, and in particular, to he himself as the Minister in the Prime Minister in charge of law and Parliament?

I want to ask Takiyuddin if an emergency cannot suspend the Judiciary, how can it suspend Parliament which is the other branch in the tripod of Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in the doctrine of separation of powers? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal15 – Covid-19 pandemic: why are we looking at India which set a new world record of daily increase of 402,110 new Covid-19 cases yesterday instead of the successful nations like Thailand, Vietnam or even Singapore?

For the past four days, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech in his constituency in Bukit Gambir had stuck in my throat.

Speaking at the Gambir State Assemby-level Tahlil ceremony and presentation of Ramadan Al-Mubarak contributions at Masjid Jamek Simpang Lima Darat, Muhyuiddin said he had watched video footage of the current Covid-19 situation in India, which was quite horrific due to the spread of the more aggressive variant, that has claimed more lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal13 – why are countries without emergency doing better than Malaysia despite a four-month-long emergency and suspension of Parliament?

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Malaysia reported 3,332 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, the second day in a row that infections have exceeded the 3,000 mark, while for the previous 13 days, the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases were over 2,000 figures.

Many questions have to be asked, but the most important one is why Malaysia is performing worse than countries which have not declared a national emergency. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal12 – four reasons why the Muhyiddin government has failed in the war against Covid-19 pandemic despite the emergency and suspension of Parliament on January 12

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Four reasons why the Muhyiddin Government has failed in the war against Covid-19 pandemic are, viz:

1. The daily increase of new Covid-19 cases which breached the 3,000-mark yesterday, recording an increase of 3,142 cases – the third time new daily cases had reached the 3,000 mark since Feb. 24.
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#kerajaangagal11 – Call for public inquiry into the death of A. Ganapathy

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The mysterious death of A. Ganapathy warrants the establishment of a public inquiry to reveal its actual circumstances and cause.

I welcome the MIC proposal for an independent investigation into the death of A. Ganapathy, whose legs were amputated and later died after being detained by the police.
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#kerajaangagal10 – Muhyiddin government should resign for incompetence, ineptitude and violation of Malaysian Constitution and Rukun Negara if it could not bring the third Covid wave under full control and daily increase surges to beyond 3,000 cases with the fourth Covid wave in full swing

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Yesterday was the 12th straight day where daily increase of new Covid-19 cases have logged more than 2,000 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 395,718 cases.

Malaysia is now at the crossroads of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether we are to beat down the twelve straight days of daily increases of over 2,000 cases to below the 2,000-mark or whether the daily increase of Covid-19 cases are to surge beyond the 3,000-mark to herald the full swing-arrival of the fourth Covid-19 wave in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal9 – Takyuddin’s statement after more than three months of emergency that Parliament will be convened when the right time comes either before or after the Covid-19 Emergency

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The shocking statement by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Takiyuddin Hassan after more than three months after the declaration of emergency that Parliament will be called to convene when the right time comes either before or after the Covid-19 emergency ends, is evidence of kakistocracy and #kerajaangagal.

Takiyuddin is belabouring under a most wrong and fallacious notion that he controls Parliament and decides whether Parliament can convene or not, that he is more powerful and more important than the Parliament Speaker, who is reduced in his eyes to a mere factotum.

Does Takiyuddin realise that the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat ranks No. 13 on the protocol list, as published in the Federal Order of Precedence, while a Cabinet Minister – including the Minister of Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) – is lower down the list, ranked No. 16 in the protocol list? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal7 – Call for immediate and unconditional release of artist-activist Fahmi Reza as political satire is not a crime

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Malaysia is swiftly sliding down the abyss of oppression and authoritarianism – the latest example being the arrest of artist-activist Fahmi Reza.

I join the call for the immediate and unconditional release of Fahmi as political satire is not a crime.

What is most deplorable is the police break-in into Fahmi’s house and damage to the front-door during the arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal6 – US warns citizens against travel to fourth-tier Malaysia over “very high” Covid-19 risk while Vietnam, Thailand, China and Taiwan in first tier of “very low” risk as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Cambodia in second tier of “moderate” risk

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My #kerajaangagal6 statement is on the United States warning against travel to Malaysia because in fourth tier of countries with “very high” Covid risk, while Vietnam, Thailand, China and Taiwan are in the first tier of “very low’ risk as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Cambodia in the second tier of “moderate” risk.

Malaysia is in the United States’ fourth tier of “very high” ‘Covid risk – in the company of Indonesia and Philippines, not to mention United States and the European nations which took seven places of the 10 top nations in the world with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.
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#kerajaangagal5 — Seventh Day with over 2,000 Covid-19 cases

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Malaysia recorded 2,340 Covid-19 cases yesterday — the seventh straight day it has logged more than 2,000 cases, bringing the cumulative total tally to 381,813 cases.

We are ranked No. 44 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, and poised to overtake Bulgaria, which is ranked No. 43 with 392,913 cases and Saudi Arabia which is ranked No. 42 with 408,038 cases.

But only 1.4% of Malaysia’s population have been fully vaccinated, as compared to 55.2% in Israel, 33% in Bahrain, 29.2% in Russia, 26.4% in the United States, 16.1% in UK – and we are behind some 75 countries with regard to the percentage of the population who are fully vaccinated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament must be reconvened to debate on the best strategy to combat a fourth Covid-19 wave as we should not continue to bumble and bungle as a poor national performer against Covid-19 pandemic

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Parliament must be reconvened to debate on the best strategy to combat a fourth Covid-19 wave as we should not continue to bumble and bungle as a poor national performer against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The East Asia and Pacific region is one of the few global bright spots in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic unlike the disastrous performance of United States and the European nations, and such a success provides many lessons on containing infectious diseases at a low cost to the economy in an era of chronic pandemics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Malaysia facing a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic before we could bring the third wave (which started in September last year) under control, by reducing the daily increase of new cases to double-digit figures as in August last year?

Malaysia reported an increase of 2,148 new Covid-19 cases yesterday – the highest in 41 days.

Is Malaysia facing a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic before we could bring the third wave (which started in September last year) under control by reducing the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases to double-digit figures as in August last year?

If so, then the declaration of emergency and the suspension of Parliament on 12th January 2021 purportedly to combat a rise in Covid-19 cases has failed on two grounds:

(i) lack of constitutional scrutiny and check-and-balance of the Executive by Parliament to ensure an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic; and

(ii) kakistocracy of the backdoor and illegitimate government in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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No reason or excuse for Muhyiddin to refuse to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong to convene Parliament when the third Covid-19 wave is finally coming under control after eight long months – making it one of the longest Covid-19 waves in the world!

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I received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Kuala Lumpur this morning – together Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution.

The registration and vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic must be speeded up so that the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia can be ended as early as possible to allow normality and economic recovery to be launched by the last quarter of the year.

Parliament should be convened to decide that the Covid-19 national vaccination campaign should be accelerated and completed by Malaysia Day on Sept 16. 2021 through an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” anti-Covid-19 strategy and approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emergency Proclamation and Suspension of Parliament not science-based but politics-based decisions purportedly to combat Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is considering lifting travel restrictions for those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination and have been issued a digital certificate proving this.

The Prime Minister is on the right track but all Malaysians are asking why the Prime Minister is not considering convening Parliament and the State Assemblies to mobilise the whole country in a national mobilisation effort for an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach in the war against Covid-19 pandemic to bring the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia – one of the longest Covid-19 waves in the world – under control?

In the last three days, the daily increase of new Covid-19 cases have returned to four-digit figures. i.e. 1178, 1483 and 1133 cases, after falling to triple-digit figure for the first time in nearly four months when it registered 941 new cases on March 29. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahathir will not be Prime Minister for a third time but Malaysia has reached an unprecedented political situation where there is no one person who can command majority support of Members of Parliament

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Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin is the first Prime Minister in Malaysia who cannot command majority support in Parliament.

This is why Parliament is suspended and emergency declared to allegedly combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan should focus on the 15th General Election and not obsessed with the numbers game as to who can win the majority in Parliament to become Prime Minister

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I fully agree with Parliamentary Opposition Leader and head of Pakatan Harapan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that Pakatan Harapan should focus on the 15th General Election and not obsessed with the numbers game as to who can win the majority in Parliament to become Prime Minister.

When visiting the “Malaysian Dream” Theatre Impian in Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Anwar said Pakatan Harapan should be moving forwards, strengthen the idealism of the people and focus on getting the machinery ready for the battlefield in the next general election to champion the aspirations of the people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Malaysia is already some fifty years behind the developed world – do we want to continue to regress and go backwards or are Malaysians to make another supreme effort for the country to become a world-class great nation?

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Malaysia is already some fifty years behind the developed world – do we want to continue to regress and go backwards or are Malaysians to make another supreme effort for the country to become a world-class great nation?

I first raised the issue of reducing the voting age to 18 years in Parliament fifty years ago on Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, 1971.
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Malaysia must restore our moral high ground in international arena or we will continue to be regarded as illegitimate and Muhyiddin’s call to Myanmar military to release Aung San Suu Kyi and change course from violence to peace akin to the pot calling the kettle black

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The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin, has called on the Myanmar military to release Myanmese elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and to change course from violence to peace.

If Muhyiddin will not heed national and international calls for the convening on Parliament and the lifting of the emergency, why would the Myanmese military listen to his call?

Malaysia must restore our moral high ground in international arena or we will continue to be regarded as illegitimate and Muhyiddin’s call to Myanmar military to release Aung San Suu Kyi and change course from violence to peace akin to the pot calling the kettle black. Read the rest of this entry »

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