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Will Malaysia have another week of ignominy where the topmost question in the country is whether Parliament will be dissolved or not?

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Will Malaysia have another week of ignominy where the topmost question in the country is whether Parliament will be dissolved or not?

It is no credit to either the ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri or to Malaysia that the question whether Parliament will be dissolved or not has paralysed the government, with Ministers sleep-walking in Parliament for a week not knowing whether they are coming or going. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri will be guilty of parliamentary contempt in allowing Parliament to debate bills which will not become law with the dissolution of Parliament

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I received a message today which read:

“Latest source: 6th October parliament dissolved; 5th November GE.”

Yesterday, a PKR MP asked me in Parliament whether Parliament will be dissolved. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Ismail Sabri to declare that Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara will meet from Oct. 3 to Dec. 7 as planned that there will be no attempt on his part to dissolve Parliament in between

(Versi BM)

Dewan Rakyat meets today under a cloud – whether Malaysia will become a joke in the world with the convening of the parliamentary session where the primary questions are not the economic crisis facing the country as a result of rising prices and a depreciating ringgit, and the forthcoming monsoon and floods season which claimed 54 lives and caused RM6.5 billion damage to property last year, but whether Parliament will be dissolved although there is no motion of vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister in the current session.

Parliamentarians regardless of party must safeguard the dignity and good name of the Malaysian Parliament and not allow 36 UMNO MPs to bring Parliament into disrepute because its “Court Cluster” leadership wants UMNO leaders to escape jail sentences for corruption charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam challenged to give facts and figures to justify his statement yesterday that “Bribery, power abuse cases in Penang worrying”

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The Chief Commissioner of Malayan Anti-Corruption Commission, Azam Baki, is challenged to give facts and figures to justify his statement yesterday that “Bribery, power abuse cases in Penang worrying”.

Regardless of the state concerned, bribery and power abuse cases must be wiped out if they are “worrying”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latiff Abdul Rahman should be given the chance to call a meeting of the PSC on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department in the first week of October , and if he refuses, the other seven members of the PSC should move a motion of no confidence in the Chairman so that a new Chairman could be appointed

(Versi BM)

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department, Latiff Abdul Rahman, the MP for Kuala Krai, should be given the chance to call a meeting of his PSC in the first week of parliamentary meeting in October, and if he refuses, the other seven members of the PSC should move a motion of no confidence in Latiff as Chairman so that a new Chairman could be appointed.

The PSC on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department has many uncompleted and new business which it could not ignore if it is to be a competent and efficient PSC. These uncompleted and new business include: Read the rest of this entry »

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PSC on Agencies under PM’s Department must prove its worth by summoning the MACC Chief, Azam Baki to testify why he is playing the “blind, deaf and mute” game on the RM9 billion LCS scandal

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Two days ago on Friday, I proposed that the Parliament Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department meet urgently and summon the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki to explain why the MACC had failed to take action against anyone for the RM9 billion littoral combatants ships (LCS) scandal although he had the benefit of two reports on the LCS scandal – the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) headed by then auditor-general Ambrin Buang and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd. at the behest of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) – which contained a myriad of possible charges on corruption, abuse of power, breach of trust, malpractices and cheating.

So far, Azam had given the lame excuse that the MACC needs more time for its investigation into the troubled RM9 billion LCS project as a few of the witnesses the MACC wants to summon are overseas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam has got “time management” problems as MACC has more than a decade to act on the RM9 billion LCS scandal

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, Azam Baki has said that the MACC needs more time for its investigation into the troubled RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) project.

He told a press conference the anti-graft agency needed some time to summon more witnesses, including a few who were overseas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri should not follow the wrong and bad example of 1999 dissolution of Parliament after the 2000 Budget was presented but before it was passed by Parliament

(Versi BM)

One regular conversation topic is when the next 15th General Election will be held.

There is a theory that Parliament will be dissolved in a month’s time after the 2023 Budget is presented to Parliament on Friday, October 7, 2022 but before the Budget is passed by Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attorney-General Idrus Harun should review the redacted sections in the two reports on the RM9 billion LCS scandal declassified by the Cabinet in order to make the redacted sections public or should give reasons for the redactions

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The Attorney-General Idrus Harun should review the redacted sections in the two reports on the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal – the Ambrin Report of the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.- declassified by the Cabinet in order to make the redacted sections public or he should give reasons for the redactions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the 15GE be about Najib or the nation – whether he should be pardoned and freed without expressing regret for the monstrous mega RM50 billion 1MDB scandal or whether Malaysia must break away from the trajectory of a kleptocracy to become a world-class great nation?

The Prime Minister Ismail Sabri said the decision whether he as the Prime Minister or Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz will present the 2023 Budget to the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 7 has yet to be made.

He said he is checking whether it is allowed according to the constitution and legislation for the Prime Minister to table next year’s budget himself and waiting for the Attorney-General’s advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Hishamuudin ready to submit a progress report on the RM9 billion LCS scandal to Parliament on Oct. 3

(Versi BM)

I agree with the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaacob that it was not unusual to have the budget day in Parliament fixed in early October, as during the time of the fifth Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the budget day in Parliament was always in in September.

Ismail is right as the budget day in Parliament during Abdullah’s premiership were all in September, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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Hishammuddin should resign as Minister of Defence if he cannot convince the Cabinet to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the RM9 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) scandal

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I congratulate the Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, for his undertaking in the Dewan Negara yesterday during the debate on Senator Lim Hui Ying’s motion of urgent, definite public importance on the RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal to propose the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the LCS scandal at the next meeting of the Cabinet, which is in a few hours ttime.

Hishammuddin should resign as Minister of Defence if he cannot convince the Cabinet to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the RM9 billion LCS scandal, as it would show that his views and proposals as Defence Minister on defence matters are utterly irrelevant and not taken seriously by other Ministers in the Cabinet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Special Parliament to ring-fence LCS issue from political party differences to achieve the four-fold objectives to complete the six LCS, fight corruption in defence procurement, protect the welfare of military and ex-military personnel and safeguard the nation’s security and sovereignty

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Johore State Opposition Leader and DAP Deputy Secretary-General, Liew Chin Tong has called for a Special Parliament over the Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) controversy.

I am giving my personal views as I have not spoken to any leader in DAP, Pakatan Harapan or other political parties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Support for BERSATU call for a RCI into the RM9 billion six Littoral Combatant Ships (LCS) scandal

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I support the Bersatu call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the RM9 billion six Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) scandal.

Bersatu has got nine Ministers in the 32-member Ismail Sabri Cabinet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why was the PAC report on the new RM9.13 billion financial scandal on the six Littoral Combatant Ships (LCS) presented to Parliament on the last sitting on Parliament on August 4 when it should be tabled in Parliament in the March meeting to allow for parliamentary debate and greater public scrutiny

(Versi BM)

One question which has nagged me is why the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the latest financial scandal in Malaysia, the RMN9.13 billion scandal on the six Littoral Combatant Ships (LCS), was presented to Parliament on the last sitting of Parliament on August 4, 2022 when it should be tabled in Parliament in the March meeting of Parliament to allow for parliamentary debate and greater public scrutiny.

This was because the last meeting of the PAC on the six LCSs was on 8th March 2022, and it is a great remiss of parliamentary responsibility and duty not to ensure that the PAC report is tabled in Parliament in March 2022, as Parliament met for 16 days from 28th February to 24th March, 2022 – which meant that there were 16 days for the PAC Report on the LCS to be tabled in the March meeting of Parliament but it was not done. Read the rest of this entry »

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I have never suggested that Oktoberfest be made a national holiday when I asked whether the PAS position on Oktoberfest is now the Ismail Sabri government position

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I have never suggested that Oktoberfest be made a national holiday when I asked whether the PAS position on Oktoberfest is now the Ismail Sabri government position.

A website, Malaysia Today, carried my statement on the Oktoberfest with the heading: “Oktoberfest Should Be Declared A National Holiday” Read the rest of this entry »

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What is the MACC doing about the PAC report on LCS?

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The Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had tabled its report on the Procurement of Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) yesterday in Dewan Rakyat.

It is sad to see how the Government had again failed Malaysians, with another mega scandal exposing a loss of RM6 billion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ministers and Deputy Ministers must undergo a course in parliamentary reform so that they won’t create dubious history by committing the most unparliamentary sin in the world as evading parliamentary questions as happened in the current meeting of Parliament

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Ministers and Deputy Ministers must undergo a course in parliamentary reform so that they won’t create dubious history in the world by committing the most unparliamentary sin as evading parliamentary questions as happened in the current meeting of Parliament.

I was shocked when I received the answer to my question asking for salaries and allowances for government-linked companies (GLCs) and government-linked investment companies (GLICs). Read the rest of this entry »

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Agrees with Azalina that the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 should be stood down so that Parliamentary Select Committees on Women, Children and Social Development and on Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Right can give their views

(Versi BM)

I agree with Azalina Othman Said, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Women, Children and Social Development that the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 should be stood down and referred to her Select Committee to determine whether the proposed Bill is in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC) on Health, Science and Technology has thrown its support behind the proposed Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 but its Chairman Dr. Kelvin Yii has called for a delay in its implementation. Read the rest of this entry »

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How can Muhyiddin be an “overlooked reformer” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Home Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

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How can the Parliament Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun hail Muhyiddin Yassin as an “overlooked reformist” when SOSMA, Sedition Act and the Prevention of Crimes Act remain untouched on the statute books despite his being Minister for 22 months and Prime Minister for 17 months?

Azhar said on Friday at the launch of the book “Muhyiddin Yassin: Leading a Nation in Unprecedented Crisis” by Abdul Mutalib Razak that he could speak from personal experience as among Muhyiddin’s first initiatives as minister was to set up a committee to look into laws that were deemed “unsuitable” such as the Sedition Act, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, and the Prevention of Crimes Act. Read the rest of this entry »

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