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#kerajaangagal32 — Bolehkah rakyat Malaysia kembali menggegarkan dunia seperti yang kita lakukan pada hari ini tiga tahun yang lalu untuk menunjukkan bahawa harapan Malaysia Baru, walaupun berhadapan dengan cabaran dengan konspirasi Langkah Sheraton dapat dipenuhi pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-15?

Pada hari ini tiga tahun yang lalu, iaitu 9 Mei 2018, rakyat Malaysia mengagumkan dunia dengan peralihan kuasa secara demokratik dan aman buat pertama kali dalam enam dekad.

The Economist, dalam edisi bertarikh 18 Disember 2018, menamakan Malaysia sebagai “negara berjaya tahun 2018” — untuk pengundi Malaysia yang “memecat Perdana Menteri yang tidak dapat menjelaskan dengan jelas mengapa ada AS$ 700 juta dalam akaun banknya ”.
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#kerajaangagal32 – Can Malaysians again shake the world as we did on this day three years ago to demonstrate that the hopes of a New Malaysia, despite its setbacks of the Sheraton Move conspiracy can be fulfilled in the 15th General Election?

On this day three year ago, i.e. 9th May 2018, Malaysians astounded the world with the first democratic and peaceful transition of power in six decades.

The Economist, in its edition dated Dec.18, 2018, named Malaysia in a three-nation finals list in its “ovation country of the year 2018” – for Malaysian voters who “fired a Prime Minister who could not adequately explain why there was US$700 million in his bank account”. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am still waiting for evidence as to how my stand on Jawi in 2019 had betrayed the rights, interests and future of the Chinese in Malaysia or that I have changed my stand on Jawi in 1984

It is already eleven days since I declared that DAP does not have any de-Chinese, de-Malay, de-Indian, de-Kadazan or de-Iban policy, but the very opposite, wanting Malaysians to accept that they will have multiple identities – ethnic, religious, cultural, regional – but that they are first and foremost Malaysians!

I am still waiting for evidence as to how my stand on Jawi in Chinese and Tamil primary schools had betrayed the rights, interests and future of the Chinese in Malaysia or how in 2019 I had changed my stand on Jawi from that of 1984. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yes, it is true that in 2019, Mahathir wanted to sack Yeo Bee Yin as Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister over the Lynas issue although this eventually did not take place

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Malaysiakini today focussed on Liew Chin Tong’s book which revealed that in 2019, the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad wanted to sack Yeo Bee Yin as Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister over the Lynas issue although eventually this did not take place.

I was never involved in this but I learnt about it.

This incident indicates the complexities of the Pakatan Harapan government under Mahathir. Read the rest of this entry »

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The lessons from the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government

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Pakatan Harapan must learn the lessons from the 22-month Pakatan Harapan Government whose five-year mandate was cut short by the Sheraton Move conspiracy which brought in a backdoor, undemocratic and illegitimate government.

Some of these lessons are:

  1. Serious about implementing election pledges.

    Early in the Pakatan Harapan Government, it was the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who said that the manifesto was not a bible.

    As a result, even if 80 or 90 per cent of the election pledges had been implemented in the five-year mandate, damage had been done. It was worse when the five-year mandate of the PH government was cut short in 22 months by the Sheraton Move conspiracy.

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Malaysia needs a government which is dedicated to fulfilling the Malaysian Dream to restore the national aspiration to become a world-class great nation

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There is a lot of thunder and lightning on the Malaysian political scene and the country is undergoing unprecedented number of political intrigues and conspiracies.

But they are not wrestling with the most important issue in Malaysia – which is how to establish a government which is dedicated to fulfilling the Malaysian Dream to restore the national aspiration to become a world-class great nation.

When we achieved Merdeka in 1957, our economy, education, judiciary and civil service, and in some sports, were among the best in the world, but the past six decades we have slipped behind one country after another in these fields while Malaysia had become infamous in areas which would have embarrassed our founding fathers – like becoming “kleptocracy at its worst”!
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How can we rekindle and re-motivate the hope and inspiration in the Malaysian Dream for the country to be a world-class great nation by ensuring that the 15th General Election to fulfil the high but dashed hopes of the 14th General Election for reform and salvation?

Since the launching of the Theatre Impian in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, I have been waking up at 3 am, 4 am or 5 am with the question how can we rekindle, re-inspire, re-energize and re-motivate hope and inspiration in the Malaysian Dream for the country to be a world-class great nation by ensuring that the 15th General Election fulfil the high but dashed hopes of the 14th General Election for reform and salvation?

How do we restore the hope and the inspiration in the 14th General Election when Malaysians at home and abroad made the superhuman effort to ensure that their every vote counted and stood tall in the world by performing the political miracle of effecting a peaceful and democratic transition of power for the first time in six decades? Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahathir’s egregious blunder resigning as PM

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I am surprised that I was mentioned in the last paragraph of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s statement yesterday, where he said:

“I thought that something similar was needed. But I failed because Kit Siang said I was trying to become a dictator. He supported Anwar as the PH candidate. Had the 92 votes gone to me I would have 154 votes. You can imagine what direction the nation would take when all parties put the nation first.”

This is Mahathir’s own conjecture. To put the record straight, PH’s decision to support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister after Mahathir’s shocking resignation, was made unanimously by all three component parties of PH – DAP, PKR and Amanah. PH made the decision after Mahathir refused to continue as PH Prime Minister as well as abide and be bound by the PH General Election Manifesto. 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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Who can save Malaysia?

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In the first 100 days of the Pakatan Harapan government in 2018, there was nothing that it could do wrong. After that, there was nothing that it could do right.

Why was it so?

There are several reasons for this.

Firstly, the euphoria and the expectations of the unprecedented general election victory were too sky-high although grave mistakes were made in the first months of Pakatan Harapan government.

I had never expected the invincible Barisan Nasional to be toppled in the May 9, 2018 General Election.

But the seeds for the premature end of the Pakatan Harapan government were planted as early as in the first hundred days of the new administration. Read the rest of this entry »

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However hard, uphill and even daunting the road, the only way for Malaysia to reclaim the nation’s honour, rebuild and fulfil its potentials is the Pakatan Harapan agenda for a New Malaysia

Sesusah mana sekalipun cabarannya, agenda Malaysia Baharu Pakatan Harapan adalah satu-satunya cara untuk menebus maruah, membina dan membangunkan potensi Malaysia sepenuhnya

Persoalan utama yang berlegar-legar dalam fikiran rakyat Malaysia sepanjang tiga hari yang lepas sudah tentunya berkisar tentang soal sama ada negara ini akan kembali terjunam ke kancah kerosakan di mana mandat rakyat boleh dirampas begitu sahaja dan diseleweng untuk memberi ruang kepada penubuhan satu kerajaan pintu belakang yang akan mengembalikan negara kita ke arah sebuah negara kleptokratik yang gagal, malahan lebih teruk lagi, sebuah kakistokrasi di mana anasir-anasir yang paling teruk, paling tidak berkelayakan, dan paling tidak berprinsip memegang jawatan tertinggi negara.

Sesusah mana sekalipun cabarannya, agenda Malaysia Baharu Pakatan Harapan adalah satu-satunya cara untuk menebus maruah, membina dan membangunkan potensi Malaysia sepenuhnya.

Seperti yang telah dinyatakan di dalam Manifesto Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 Pakatan Harapan, sejak perisytiharan kemerdekaan oleh Bapa Kemerdekaan Tunku Abdul Rahman pada 31 Ogos 1957, “negara kita telah terbina sebagai sebuah negara yang bertuah kerana memiliki rakyat yang majmuk iaitu pelbagai kaum dan pelbagai agama”.

Manifesto tersebut menyambung lagi: Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakatan Harapan is worth saving as no other political grouping in Malaysia is committed to restore Tunku Abdul Rahman’s vision of a Malaysia as “a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”

Pakatan Harapan mesti diselamatkan memandangkan tidak ada kumpulan lain yang komited untuk memulihkan Malaysia selari dengan visi Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk Malaysia menjadi “cahaya yang menerangi kegelapan dalam dunia yang penuh cabaran”

Selepas ADUN DAP Negri Sembilan untuk kawasan Seremban Jaya, P Gunasekaran dibebaskan daripada pertuduhannya semalam, saya berada di sini sekali lagi hari ini untuk menyaksikan pembebasan Exco Melaka dan ADUN Gadek, G Saminathan bersama dengan sepuluh yang lain daripada pertuduhan keganasan berkaitan LTTE.

Saminathan, Gunasekaran, dan sepuluh yang lain berserta keluarga dan orang tersayang mereka telah menderita sepanjang 20 minggu yang lepas kerana mereka tidak bersalah atas tuduhan yang dikenakan kepada mereka, terutamanya pertuduhan yang kononnya mereka berhasrat untuk menghidupkan semula LTTE sedangkan pertubuhan itu telahpun berhenti daripada berfungsi hampir sedekad.

Perkembangan politik tergempar sepanjang dua hari yang lepas untuk menumbangkan kerajaan Pakatan Harapan dan untuk mengeluarkan DAP daripada kerajaan persekutuan di Putrajaya dan kes 12 orang, termasuklah Saminathan dan Gunasekaran dan penahanan mereka selama hampir 20 minggu di atas pertuduhan berkaitan LTTE sedangkan mereka tidak bersalah, menimbulkan persoalan sama ada berbaloi untuk menyelamatkan Pakatan Harapan ataupun tidak.

Saya akan menjawab dengan positif — yang Pakatan Harapan masih perlu diselamatkan kerana tidak ada kumpulan politik lain yang komited untuk memulihkan Malaysia selari dengan visi Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk Malaysia menjadi “cahaya yang menerangi kegelapan dalam dunia yang penuh cabaran”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Save Malaysia mission of the 14th General Election is still very valid and relevant, as we do not want to revert to a global kleptocracy, and even worse, become a kakistocracy with the worst elements who practice dishonesty, perfidy and corruption in the government

Misi menyelamatkan Malaysia PRU14 masih lagi sah dan relevan kerana kita tidak mahu kembali menjadi kleptokrasi global ataupun lebih buruk lagi, sebuah “kakistokrasi” dengan anasir-anasir jahat yang mengamalkan khianat, ketidakjujuran, dan rasuah di dalam kerajaan

DAP akan mengadakan satu mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tertinggi Pusat tergempar hari ini mengenai perkembangan politik semasa dan kita harus menunggu hasil keputusan mesyuarat tersebut.

Namun begitu, izinkan saya untuk menjelaskan mengenai satu paparan yang telah tersebar luas semalam — yang mengatakan: “Kit Siang di kesan berada di airport, mau lari ka…?” bersama dengan gambar saya di lapangan terbang dan dalam satu paparan yang berasingan, seorang pemimpin UMNO mengatakan: “Mohon standby di airport, tahan pemimpin DAP, PKR, PAN yang nak lari keluar negara – Azri”.

Saya berada di Lapangan Terbang Pulau Pinang semalam, menunggu penerbangan saya ke Kuala Lumpur untuk menghadiri kes mahkamah P Gunasekaran hari ini, dan persoalan untuk melarikan diri daripada negara ini tidak pernah sekali pun terlintas di fikiran saya.

Malah, soal melarikan diri daripada Malaysia ini tidak pernah timbul dalam fikiran mana-mana pemimpin DAP kerana kami bukanlah pencuri, perompak, mahupun penyangak, tetapi kami hanyalah rakyat Malaysia yang patriotik dan berdedikasi untuk menghentikan penjunaman Malaysia kearah menjadi negara kleptokratik yang gagal.

Para pejuang DAP berhasrat untuk berkhidmat untuk semua rakyat Malaysia, tanpa mengira batasan kaum, agama, mahupun kawasan. Kami menyertai politik kerana kami percaya politik adalah satu wadah yang jujur, bermaruah, malah mulia untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebuah negara yang lebih baik untuk generasi masa hadapan; kami berpegang kepada pendirian bahawa ahli politiklah yang kotor dan bukan politik itu sendiri. Read the rest of this entry »

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A question which is also an indictment

There are those who think that it is naïve for me to pose the question: Will the Opposition play its role as an honest, constructive and loyal Opposition to the Constitution and Rukunegara instead of trying its utmost to polarise and divide Malaysians through the politics of race, religion, fake news and hate speech?

This is a question which is also an indictment.

I had not expected any answer from the Opposition and there was none. In the new Internet era of 24-hour news cycle, the two-day total Opposition silence to my question on Tuesday is very eloquent and conclusive proof that the Opposition will continue to be dishonest, destructive and disloyal to the Constitution and Rukunegara so that it could divide Malaysians through the politics of race, religion, fake news and hate speech.

I have always believed that in any democracy, the Opposition has an important role to play to provide the necessary check and balance to prevent abuse of power and other deviations, but it must be an honest, constructive and loyal Opposition – not to the government of the day, but to the country and the basic nation-building documents like the Constitution and the Rukunegara.

I have never believed that to be an effective Opposition, one must be dishonest, destructive and disloyal to the Constitution and Rukunegara which best describe the present Opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let us move away from daily fixation and obsession with the transition of power

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised Pakatan Harapan leaders not to discuss the transition of power issue openly and to honour the consensus on the matter reached in January 2018.

Let us move away from the daily fixation and obsession with the transition of power and focus all our efforts on how to deliver our promises in the 2018 general election as 2020 is going to be a make-or-break year for Pakatan Harapan.

Undoubtedly, one of the most important Pakatan Harapan promises is the successful and amicable transition of power from the seventh Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to the eighth Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The details of the transition of power should be left to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council although there no need to for a special meeting on the matter.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri in Gelang Patah on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020)

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Let us learn from the lessons of the past 19 months

Former top civil servant Tan Sri Alwi Jantan’s following 2020 New Year’s Day poem yesterday “Change” is food for thought for all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, who care and love Malaysia and only want the best for Malaysia and our children and children’s children:

CHANGE

We voted for a change
From kleptocracy to Malaysia Baru.
You won’t believe it but it’s strange
What we get are all true.

Black shoes and khat for schools,
Zakir Naik the hate guru.
As if we haven’t been taken for fools,
Flying car and crooked bridge too.

Academics become cheer leaders
In search of lost dignity.
Not fit to become teachers
At any university.

O Lord, my wish for the New Year,
Show us the way to salvation.
Let us together strive and bear
The burden of rebuilding this nation.

I agree with Alwi that a lecturer who could set an university examination paper on ethnic relations extolling the preacher Zakir Naik as an icon in the Muslim world is not promoting but undermining ethnic relations in Malaysia and is ‘Not fit to become teachers at any university”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buku Harapan must be the compass to reset nation-building policies to return to the founding principles of Malaysian Constitution to ensure unity, justice, freedom, excellence and integrity in Malaysia

We want the Pakatan Harapan government to succeed to reset nation-building policies for Malaysia to return to the founding principles of the Malaysian Constitution to ensure unity, justice, freedom, excellence and integrity in Malaysia, where there is separation of powers, the rule of law, public integrity and respect for human rights..

For six decades, we have strayed from the fundamental principles of the Malaysian Constitution. The re-setting of nation-building principles to restore the original Constitution principles is an arduous process and will probably take a generation, but substantial efforts must be made in the five years before the next general election in 2023.

Buku Harapan must be the compass to reset nation-building policies to return to the founding principles of Malaysian Constitution to ensure unity, justice, freedom, excellence and integrity in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fake news and hate speech an urgent challenge as they can not only destroy Pakatan Harapan Government but Malaysia’s hopes to become a top world-class nation

The topic tonight “Democracy in a Polarised Age” is most relevant.

For over a decade, democracy in the world is in retreat, despite isolated reverses as witnessed in Malaysia last year and recently in the presidential elections in Indonesia.

In Malaysia, the hopes of Malaysians for the first peaceful and democratic transition of power in six decades to reset nation-building policies to build a New Malaysia have turned sour and there is an urgent need for the realisation of the promises and pledges of the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto in the 14th General Election.

We are in a very polarised age, not only in Malaysia but worldwide and the problem has taken a new shape in the era of the Internet, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

A few days ago, the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Beners-Lee announced a global plan to save the web. Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP will not be MCA2 or Pakatan Harapan become BN2, for the simple reason that DAP and Pakatan Harapan are committed to the agenda to reset nation building policies to build a New Malaysia – objectives which the MCA, UMNO, Barisan Nasional and Muafakat Nasional are opposed

On Friday, I attended a youth camp at Janda Baik and the topic I was asked to talk about was: “Is the idea of a Malaysian an empty dream?”

This was particularly pertinent, as only a week earlier, Pakatan Harapan was given a drubbing in the Tanjong Piai parliamentary by-election, where Pakatan Harapan not only lost the seat which it had clinched with a slim majority of 524 votes 18 months earlier in the 14th General Election, but lost it with a landslide majority of 15,086 votes.

If the Tanjong Piai by-election is a harbinger of the 15th General Election in 2023, then the Pakatan Harapan government would be a one-term government and would be voted out of Putrajaya in the next general election.

But do Malaysians want a return of the UMNO-BN government, which would come back under the guise of Muafakat Nasional with PAS, and the quandary of the country which resulted in the Pakatan Harapan loss in the Tanjong Piai by-election becoming the order of the day – the politics of race and religion taking to their extremity with both the Malays and non-Malays in fear that their rights, position and future are under unprecedented threat by other communities making the topic of the youth camp, “Is the idea of a Malaysian an empty dream?” a most prescient and relevant one!

The past week has revealed more about the mendacity and immorality of the previous kleptocratic regime, how the 1MDB audit report prepared for the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee was tampered by the former Prime Minister with the deletion of important information about the 1MDB scandal, like the presence of Jho Low at a meeting of the 1MDB Board of Directors and the financial status of 1MDB or the revelation in the trial of the former Deputy Prime Minister for bribery, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering that not one cent of the RM31 million in a foundation to help the poor was used to help the poor.

Is this global kleptocracy the type of governance Malaysians want to revert to or would Malaysia become ungovernable and the country’s fate is to be a failed, rogue and kleptocratic state? Read the rest of this entry »

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DAP and Pakatan Harapan accept the devastating result of the Tanjong Piai voters who spoke not only on behalf of themselves but of the country at their frustration and unhappiness at the pace of reforms since May 9, 2018

Firstly, let me congratulate Wee Jeck Seng on being elected Member of Parliament for Tanjong Piai yesterday.

DAP and Pakatan Harapan accept the devastating result of the Tanjong Piai voters who spoke not only on behalf of themselves but of the country at their frustration and unhappiness at the pace of reforms since the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

This will the first agenda of DAP and Pakatan Harapan after the Tanjong Piai by-election.

The devastating Tanjong Piai by-election result has given greater urgency and importance to the review of the pace and implementation of the reforms promised by Pakatan Harapan, especially those contained in Buku Harapan in the 14th General Election Manifesto, for which the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council had established a special review committee.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Sunday, 17th November 2019)

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