Kamal Hassan’s new book “Corruption and Hypocrisy in Malay Muslim politics – the Urgency of Moral-Ethical Transformation” is proof that not all Malays support Najib Razak’s “Apa Malunya BOSSku” campaign

(Versi BM)

The third Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Prof. Emeritus M. Kamal Hassan’s new book, “Corruption and Hypocrisy in Malay-Muslim Politics – the Urgency of Moral-Ethical Transformation” is proof that not all Malays support Najib Razak’s “Apa Malunya BOSSku” campaign.

Kamal said he is “disgusted, appalled and sickened” by the corruption and hypocrisy of Malay Muslim politics in Malaysia.

But former Prime Minister Najib is campaigning like a “conquering hero” in the Johore state general election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on Johore voters to show that they have more stamina and perseverance to fight kleptocracy than Najib in his defence of kleptocracy and 1MDB scandal

(Versi BM)

I am worried about the voter turn-out in the Johore state general election on March 12, 2022 and would call on the voters of Johore not to fall into Najib Razak’s trap of not voting and let UMNO to win a landslide victory in Johore which will be a stepping-stone for Najib to return as 10th or 11th Malaysian Prime Minister in the 15th national General Election.

Najib is campaigning as the real leader of UMNO and Barisan Nasional and to return as the 10th or 11th Prime Minister of Malaysia by using the Johore state general election as a testing ground for his popularity.
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Call on people of Johor to ensure a high voter turnout on March 12 to ensure DAP can retain all 14 State Assembly seats and Pakatan Harapan’s “big tent” can win some 30 seats to form the next Johore state government to continue institutional reforms started in the 14th general election

(Versi BM)

DAP started in the Johor state general election from a very low point. Many do not expect the DAP to retain half the 14 seats won in the previous general election and there were even those who expect the DAP to be wiped out completely in Johor on March 12, especially under the Covid-19 pandemic which had been rampaging for more than two years and the very restrictive SoPs.

The public morale of the DAP and Pakatan Harapan was low because for more than two years, the Malaysian public had been fed with the false information, fake news and negative propaganda that the 22-month Pakatan Harapan government was a failure and disaster, when in fact, it was the beginning of institutional reforms started in the 14th General Election in 2018 to make Malaysia a world-class great nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Pua has gone too far in attacking to the Foon Yew school board of governors but he was right in condemning Najib for using Foon Yew to exculpate his kleptocracy

(Versi BM)

The DAP MP Damansara Tony Pua has gone too far in attacking the Foon Yew school board of governors but he was right in condemning Najib Razak in using Foon Yew to exculpate his kleptocracy.

For the last few days, I have been saying that UMNO has forced the holding of the Johor state general election on March 12, 2022 not to defend the lives and livelihoods of the people to enable life and the economy to re-open after more than two years of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, but to force the early holding of the 15th General Election to enable Najib Razak to return as the 10th or 11th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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There is tentative good news from the Philippines and Indonesia where the Omicron wave seems to have receded, with Philippines reporting less than 2.5% of its daily peak six weeks ago and Indonesia receding for two weeks to below 40% of its daily peak

There is tentative good news from the Philippines and Indonesia on the Covid-19 front where the Omicron wave seem to have receded, with Philippines reporting less than 2.5% of its daily peak six weeks ago and Indonesia receding for two weeks to below 40% of its daily Omicron peak of 64,718 new cases on 16th February 2022.

So far, the Omicron daily peak of 38,867 new cases on 15th January 2022 in the Philippines is 48.3% higher than its Delta daily peak of 26,208 cases on 11th September 2021 and the Indonesian daily peak of Omicron wave of 64,718 new cases on 16th February 2022 is 14% higher than its Delta peak of 56,757 new cases on 15th July 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Najib no compunction whatsoever for the billion-ringgit 1MDB scandal and for turning Malaysia into a kleptocracy?

UMNO has forced the holding of the Johor state general election on March 12, 2022 not to defend the lives and livelihoods of the people to enable life and the economy to re-open after more than two years of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, but to later force the early holding of the 15th General Election to enable Najib Razak to return as the 10th or 11th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The ulterior motive of the UMNO masters is clear. Although none of the UMNO “court cluster” is a candidate in the Johor state general election, it is obvious that the UMNO “court cluster” are calling the shots as they want early 15th General Election so that they can escape punishment and go to jail for their corruption and their abuses of power when they were in government.
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The signs are that the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will not be as severe in Malaysia as in UK or USA where the daily peak of new Omicron cases is about thrice that of the Delta peak

(Versi BM)

There are signs that the Omicron wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will not be as severe in Malaysia as in the United Kingdom or the USA, where the daily peak of new Omicron cases is about thrice that of the Delta peak, or in South Korea where it is 20 times higher or in Hong Kong where it is 60 times higher than the Delta daily peak.

The best performing state in the Omicron wave so far is India, which reached a daily peak of 347,254 new Omicron Covid-19 cases on 20th January 2022, which is lower than the daily peak in the Delta wave of 414,433 new Covid-19 cases on 6th May 2021.
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Johore and Malaysia should not elevate “shamelessness” as a moral standard for political leaders who feel no shame or guilt for making Malaysia world-infamous as a kleptocracy

(Versi BM)

There are 239 candidates in the Johor state general election on March 12, 2022 vying for the 56 State Assembly seats, most of whom have no chance of winning as their role is just to split votes to enable the UMNO candidates to win.

This is a scenario which pleases UMNO, which had forced the holding of the Johor state general election when the primary focus should be on how to defend the lives and livelihoods of the people to enable life and the economy to re-open after more than two years of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
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What will the daily peak of the Omicron wave in Malaysia – will it be thrice the Delta daily peak like USA and UK, over 20 times like in South Korea or nearly 60 times like in Hong Kong?

(Versi BM)

What will be the daily peak of the Omicron wave in Malaysia?

We cannot be like India, which at present, its daily peak during the Omicron wave of 347,254 new Covid-19 cases on 20th January 2022 is lower than its daily peak of Delta wave of 414,433 new Covid-19 cases on 6th May 2021. New Covid-19 cases in India has come down to 13,166 cases yesterday.

Yesterday, Malaysia under the Omicron wave recorded 32,070 new Covid-19 cases, which is over 30% of the Delta daily peak of 24,599 new Covid-19 cases on 26th August 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on voters of Skudai to create history in Johore and Malaysia in pursuit of the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to become a world-class great nation where the leaders are “Malaysian First” and not just Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans or Kadazans

(Versi BM)

There are those who regard the candidature of Marina Ibrahim in Chinese voter-majority seat of Skudai as suicidal and is bound to fail.

On the contrary, I call on the voters of Skudai to create history not only in Johore and Malaysia in pursuit of the Malaysian Dream for Malaysia to become a world-class great nation where the leaders are “Malaysian First” and not just Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans or Kadazans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Three questions on corruption in the first week of Parliament

(Versi BM)

I have submitted three questions on corruption in the first week of Parliament, which will be officially opened by the Yang di Pertuan Agong on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The three questions are:

  • To ask the Prime Minister why nobody in Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) was prosecuted in connection with the death of Teoh Beng Hock although the police had completed investigations into the case and consent for prosecution had been given.
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Are Johor voters going to approve the 1MDB scandal – which has been described as “perhaps the single largest heist in the history of the world”?

(Versi BM)

Last week, Malaysians heard of how one of the two protagonists of the 1MDB scandal spent millions of ringgit in one night from 1MDB funds throwing an extravagant 31st birthday party attended by superstars, who were paid “celebrity charges” for attending his lavish bash -: Leonard DiCaprio (US$250,000), Paris Hilton (US$100,000), Megan Fox ($US250,000) and Kim Kardashian (US$50,000).

Invoices were produced to show that Jho Low’s Las Vegas party costs US$3.6 million.

Major items include 65 bottles of Cristal Champagne for $100,000, a whopping $39,955 tip and fees for celebrities to participate in the party. Read the rest of this entry »

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My first 81st birthday wish is for people of Johore representing Malaysians to tell the world on March 12 that Malaysians are capable of differentiating between right and wrong, what is corruption and abuses of power and what is not

(Versi BM)

I thank all Malaysians who send me greetings on my 81st birthday yesterday.

I have two 81st birthday wishes.

My first wish is for the people of Johore, representing Malaysians, to tell the world on March 12 that Malaysians are capable of differentiating between what is right and wrong, what is corruption and abuses of power and what is not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jho Lows pays superstars US$250,000 for appearance from 1MDB funds but it is the Malaysian taxpayers who have to pay for such billions of 1MDB debts

For years I have wondered what is the reason one of the two protagonists of the 1MDB scandal, described by US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions as “kleptocracy at its worst”, could get superstars to his wild parties.

The answer was provided during the criminal trial in New York of a Malaysian banker, Roger Ng, for corruption in the billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Johor voters must vote not only for Johor, but for Malaysia and future generations to ensure that Malaysia can become a world-class great nation by Malaysia’s Centennial in 2063

DAP Johor Chairman Liew Chin Tong said in his speech just now that UMNO wants a landslide victory in the Johor general election to bring about an early 15th general election.

The Johor general election is therefore not only about Johor but about Malaysia and the future of our children and children’s children in the coming decades – whether Malaysia can become a better country as to become a world-class great nation before Malaysia’s Centennial in 2063
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If it is true that only some 1,000 voters have registered as postal voters when there are 200,000 Johor voters in Singapore, I call on Election Commission to extend the online registration for a week or it will be the single biggest IT failure in the world

(Versi BM)

It has been reported that only some 1,000 voters have registered as postal voters in Singapore when there are 200,000 Johor voters there – representing a shocking half per cent.

If this is true, then it qualifies to be the single biggest IT failure in the world.
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The 136 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia in the past week confirmed survey that over half of Malaysians viewed Putrajaya’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as dismal

(Versi BM)

The 136 Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia in the past week has confirmed a survey that over half of Malaysians viewed Putrajaya’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic as dismal.

When emergency was declared more than a year ago to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, there were 2,232 new daily cases and 4 daily Covid-19 deaths

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 27,831 new Covid-19 cases and 21 Covid-19 deaths – a loud testimony of the failure of the emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are three countries which have registered record daily new Covid-19 cases, but have to reach a new Omicron peak. Read the rest of this entry »

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200,000 Johor voters in Singapore must vote to ensure that the people of Johor, representing the people of Malaysia, do not become suckers twice

(Versi BM)

In Part One of my Open Letter to the 200,000 Johor voters in Singapore yesterday, I asked the 200,000 voters to register as postal voters as tomorrow, Feb. 18, is the last day of the registration exercise by the Election Commission.

I have also asked the Election Commission to extend its registration of postal voters by a week from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, which should pose no problem in the Internet Age, but as to whether the Election Commission would agree is not known now. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Johore state general election is about whether Malaysia can do a national turnaround to stop the decline of last half-a-century and start the arduous task to become a world-class great nation by Malaysia’s Centennial in 2063

(Versi BM)

I was born, bred and schooled in Batu Pahat, Johore although in my political demonization, I was accused of being China-born and swam to Malaysia when I was 18 years old.

After secondary schooling in Batu Pahat, I worked in Singapore as a journalist for nearly five years.

I was never involved in any form of politics in Singapore although I was elected Secretary-General of the Singapore National Union of Journalists.

But throughout my stay and work in Singapore, I never felt at home in Singapore as I wanted to be back in Malaya. Read the rest of this entry »

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With 32 deaths, Johor has the most Covid-19 deaths in February followed by Sabah 29 and Perak 26 – what is Khairy doing to reduce the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

(Versi BM)

With 32 Covid-19 deaths this month, Johor has the most Covid-19 deaths in February followed by Sabah 29 and Perak 26.

The question that must be asked is: what is the Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin doing to reduce the high Covid-19 mortality rate in Malaysia?

Yesterday, there were 24 deaths, followed the previous three days of 11, 15 and 24 deaths – making a total of 74 deaths in four days.

What must be a matter of concern is the high percentage of the Covid-19 deaths who were brought in dead to the hospitals, constituting some 34% in February. Read the rest of this entry »

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