Challenge for DAP is to reaffirm the four principles of Malaysian nation-building adopted at the First DAP Congress in Setapak in 1967 and expand their support among Malaysians to win the 15th General Election to begin to fulfil the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to be a united world-class great nation

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I have called on DAP cadres and members at all levels and throughout the country to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan to achieve a new high point in the 15th General Election as well as to safeguard the party against external forces which are trying to split and destroy it.

Our challenge is to reaffirm the four principles of Malaysian nation-building adopted at the First DAP Congress in Setapak in 1967 and expand their support among Malaysians to win the 15th General Election to begin to fulfil the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to an united world-class great nation. 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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DAP does not want Chinese “sand” or English “sand” as we want Malaysian “sand”

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Poet W.B. Yeats in “The Second Coming” wrote:

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
“Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
“The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
“The best lack all conviction, while the worst
“Are full of passionate intensity.”

DAP believes in holding the centre of Malaysia to prevent the plural country from being torn apart by extremism and intolerance or sliding down to kleptcracy, kakistocracy and a failed state. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Saiful Nizam should be an example for all Malaysians – firm on what is right and wrong but forgiving when mistakes are admitted

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Saiful Nizam Ab Wahad should be example for all Malaysians – firm on what is right and wrong but forgiving when mistakes are admitted,

Saiful is the father 17-year-old Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam who had exposed her male teacher for allegedly making lewd jokes in class, and later, she received an audio recording of one of her male schoolmates threatening to rape her, which was originally sent to a separate group chat.

The Form 5 student who made a rape threat against her has apologised for his remarks. Read the rest of this entry »

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The RM50,000 fine for the Kota Bharu burger seller, Wan Mohd Faisal Wan Kadir is evidence of the prevailing kakistocracy under the Muhyiddin government

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The RM50,000 fine for the Kota Bharu burger seller is evidence of the prevailing kakistocracy under the Muhyiddin government.

Wan Mohd Faisal Wan Kadir, 38, who operates a stall in front his house at Kampung Rambutan Rendang, Kota Bharu, was visited by the police at about 11.10 pm two nights ago when he was completing some orders and was slapped with a RM50,000 fine for operating out of permissible trading hours under the movement control order (MCO) in Kelantan.

Under the MCO rules in Kelantan, eateries can only operate until 10pm.

Wan Faisal said: “At the time, there were no customers at the stall. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Call on DAP cadres to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan to achieve a new high point for Malaysia in the 15th General Election as well as to safeguard the party against external forces which are trying to split and destroy it

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I want to make a special call to DAP cadres at all levels and throughout the country to unite and rally behind the party for Pakatan Harapan to achieve a new high point in the 15th General Election as well as to safeguard the party against external forces which are trying to split and destroy it.

This call from Pekan Nenas is particularly meaningful because this “pineapple town” was one of the two state constituencies in Tanjong Piai, and at the end of 2019, the Pakatan Harapan candidate was given a thrashing in the Tanjong Piai by-election.

Pakatan Harapan was crushed in the Tanjong Piai by-election, with the Barisan Nasional candidate winning with a thumping majority of 15,086 votes. BN secured 25,466 votes, Pakatan Harapan 10,380 votes, while Gerakan and Berjasa candidates and another two independent candidates all forfeited their deposits as they failed to secure one-eighth of the total votes cast. Read the rest of this entry »

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What will the exchange rate between the Malaysian Ringgit and the Singapore Dollar in 50 years’ time in 2070?

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I was coming up from Pekan Nenas and on the way I was thinking about this book-launch when a thought struck me.

Fifty years ago, one Malaysian ringgit was equivalent to one Singapore dollar. Now, it is S$1 to RM3. What will it be like in 2050 or 2070? Will be it 1:4, 1:5 or even 1:6? Why no one is thinking it could be the other way round, to be 1:3, 1:2 or even 1:1?

That in essence is the substance of the Malaysian Dream – how we can be a united world-class great nation or whether our fate is to just to plunge on to become a failed state!

Do we lack resources, talent, brain-power or whatever and destined to lose out to Singapore? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal8 — Malaysia’s failure to be a “wonder nation” as proclaimed by Muhyiddin in 2012

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When Muhyiddin Yassin was the Education Minister at the beginning of the last decade, he launched the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 in September 2012 for Malaysia to become a “wonder nation” and make the quantum jump from the bottom third to top third of 2021 PISA (Programme for International Assessment) tests of OECD.

But this had been a dismal failure, for instead of leaping into the top third of the PISA tests, Malaysia’s 2018 PISA results had been worse than the 2015 PISA results in all the three subjects of maths, science and reading and we are still far from the top third among the 80 PISA participating countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Opponents of DAP are clapping their hands in glee for they see DAP joining the chaos, division and disunity which had afflicted all major political parties in the last three years

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Opponents of DAP are clapping their hands in glee for they see DAP joining the chaos, division and disunity which had afflicted all major political parties in the last three years.

Until recently, the DAP has not only proved that it is the only major political party whose 42 Members of Parliament have remained intact, solid and united, spurning the “frog” culture, but the party as a whole had been purposive, disciplined and forward-looking, working for the best interests of the people and nation. 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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If I want to betray my principles for justice, freedom, integrity and Malaysian Dream, I should have done it fifty years ago in the 1970s when I could become a Cabinet Minister in my late twenties or early thirties and not wait until I am eighty years old!

I am in the rare situation for a Malaysian – accused by extremist and irresponsible Malay politicians as anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty on the one hand and by extremist and irresponsible Chinese politicians on the other as having betrayed the Malaysian Chinese rights, position and future on the other.

At present, I am probably more attacked on the Chinese social and mass media in Malaysia of having sold out the rights, position and future of the Malaysian Chinese than in the Malay social and mass media for being anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Royalty. 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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#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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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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#kerajaangagal4 — the 18-rung fall of Malaysia in Reporters without borders (RSF) annual press freedom index 2021

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In my first #kerajaangagal daily statement on Sunday, I called on the Health Minister, Adham Baba, to stop his game of semantics and focus on checking the rise in the daily increase of Covid-19 cases and bring the third Covid-19 wave down to double-digit figures before the advent of the fourth Covid wave or resign!

Since then, the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic has featured in every one of my #kerajaangagal daily statements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lets have a honest debate about the future of Malaysia and DAP and not use lies, falsehoods and distorted sayings

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Yesterday I said that there is a movement calling for “Chinese Unite” to respond to “Malays Unite” movement, urging the Chinese voters to vote for “good Chinese” regardless of political party in the 15th General Election.

I said: “The inspiration of this surreptitious movement is from the MCA and Gerakan, which hopes to join forces with DAP members who agree with this approach.”

This has been distorted into my saying that there are DAP elements who are working with MCA and Gerakan to secretly launch a “Chinese Unity” movement to ask the voters to vote for “good Chinese” in the 15th General Election regardless of party. Read the rest of this entry »

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