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When Bernama broke the news that Khalid Ibrahim never paid RM15 million to Anwar Ibrahim as what had been bandied about in the blogs for the past couple of days, Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat’s supporters must have given a sigh of relief.
SHAH ALAM – Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim hari ini menafikan dakwaan kerajaan negeri membayar tuntutan elaun dan sebagainya berjumlah RM15 juta kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim selaku Penasihat Ekonomi negeri.
“Perkara itu tidak betul,” katanya ringkas ketika ditemui pemberita selepas persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri di sini.
Dalam pada itu, Setiausaha Akhbar Menteri Besar, Arfaa’ Eza Abdul Aziz ketika dihubungi Bernama, turut menegaskan dakwaan tersebut palsu dan Abdul Khalid tidak pernah membuat sebarang kenyataan dan ulasan mengenai tuntutan berkenaan.
“Pejabat Menteri Besar sendiri tidak pernah keluarkan kenyataan mengenai tuntutan Anwar dan saya berasa hairan bagaimana isu itu boleh timbul malah mendakwa pula ia disiarkan di laman web rasmi kerajaan negeri sedangkan itu tidak benar.
“Saya telah membuat semakan dan tiada berita sedemikian disiarkan namun tidak menolak ini permainan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab untuk mengeruhkan keadaan sedia ada,” katanya.
Beberapa laman blog baru-baru ini melaporkan Anwar didakwa membuat tuntutan kira-kira RM15 juta tahun lalu membabitkan tuntutan elaun pejabat, perjalanan ke luar negara dan perbelanjaan makan serta minum. – Bernama
But perhaps the journalists did not ask the right question. So how much did Anwar Ibrahim receive from Selangor state government regardless in terms of salary, claims, allowances, expense account etc?
In this regard, The Mole made a good verification and had revealed something of which Anwar Ibrahim gleefully knew and accepted but remain unknown by even the strongest supporters of Pakatan Rakyat.
KUALA LUMPUR : The Selangor government paid RM150,000 a year for 2012 and 2013 to its Economic Adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, not RM15million as alleged by certain quarters.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary Faekah Husin clarified that the RM150,000 a year allocation was approved by the state treasury and not by the Mentri Besar’s office.
There has been allegations, following the exorbitant pay hike of Selangor state assembly members, that state economic adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also received about RM15 million in office allowances, overseas travel expenses and subsistence.
“It is not true. The Selangor state did not pay RM 15 million to Anwar. If the15 million was approved the mentri besar and his officers would not be facing such pressure as we are experiencing now.
“A sum of RM150,000 was allocated by the treasury in 2013 and it was the same provision in 2012,” Faekah said in a text message to The Mole.
She reiterated that the RM150,000 a year for the state Economic Adviser was not paid by the menteri besar’s office but Faekah did not elaborate on the ‘pressure’ faced by Khalid and his officers.
Khalid has also denied reports that he had issued a statement on his Economic Adviser’s RM 15 million claims and allowances.
“The Menteri Besar’s Office never issued any statement on Anwar’s claims. I am surprised how the issue came about, even saying it was posted on the state government official website,” he was quoted as saying.
PKR Wanita chief, Zuraida Kamaruddin said she was not aware of the RM15 million allocation for Anwar. She said the allegations were libelous.
” As far as we are concerned, Anwar’s paycheck is only RM1″, she said when contacted.
Anwar, Azmin and several other PKR bigwigs had recently critised Khalid for being a stingy state leader who was more focused in increasing the state’s cash reserves than serving the people.
Anwar Ibrahim had always took pride in his arrogant piety that he is willing to work for the Selangor state government for just RM1 in return per month. And he told everyone about this. What a good man he is, willing to sacrifice monetary benefit just to serve the people. One day, he will be the greatest Prime Minister this country ever had. But in actual fact, he gets so much more as the report above stated.
Do you think a habitual liar and a non-transparent megalomaniac can become a good leader, more so a good Prime Minister? And all this concerns Khalid Ibrahim as well for not being forthcoming in how much does the state is really paying this God’s Gift to Mankind. In this regard, Khalid Ibrahim is a liar too.
You pay money to monkeys and you won’t get anything, not even peanuts.
Over the course of last weekend, a few of us were discussing about Kelantan and how Hudud has not been implemented in the state regardless the fact that it has been administered by PAS for the past 23 years and on top of that, the state government had shamelessly proclaimed itself as ‘Serambi Mekah’ albeit the statistics that Kelantan has the highest case of AIDS/HIV in Malaysia. Not to mention the state has also one of the highest drug cases and rape cases in the country.
The prevailing myth among the ignorants within PAS is that hudud in Kelantan couldn’t be established because Tun Dr. Mahathir is anti hudud and with that hyperbole, he is automatically deemed as anti-Islam; a label which had extended to all Umno members.
Every now and then, especially during elections, all Umno members are labeled as anti-Islam in the eyes of all PAS members. Consequently, Umno members are kafirs, or infidels. And by extension, working with kafirs is haram and Umno as a whole must be vanquished.
Nevermind the fact that Umno consists more muslims in their fold than PAS’ partners in crime – the DAP and PKR.
All this illogical stand of PAS can only be effective and permeated within the mentality of its members because of one thing and one thing only – PAS members are fanatical. And being fanatics, they are unable to think. Islamic education ala PAS comprised brainwashing its members which is then compounded by the notion that any questions which run contrary to the core philosophy of PAS is either un-Islamic or sinful.
Which begs the question – what actually is the philosophy of PAS?
Just like its chameleon brother in PKR, PAS has its very own devil it needs to dispose off in order for their existence to be taken seriously. And the devil is the elephant in the room – WHY DOES PAS WORK CLOSELY WITH A KNOWN ANTI HUDUD ENTITY LIKE DAP BUT CHOSE NOT TO WORK WITH UMNO, ANOTHER MUSLIM PARTY?
Surely there are more common platforms between PAS and Umno than PAS and DAP?
The answer is – market share. The target audience of both Umno and PAS are the malays. But as Umno is working on a moderate Islamic stance, as compared to a more Talibanic views that is PAS, the battle for support from the masses has never been crucial, and mutually exclusive. More market share means more political power.
But as Karpal Singh had again and again showed his contempt and disdain towards PAS and their brand of Islam, the disrespect from DAP members have not gone unnoticed. Behind closed doors, PAS have been discussing the need to review their cooperation.
PAS can hide behind fancy arabic phrases such as tahaluf siyasi to hide their actual crave for power within the Malaysian political context. But in reality, it is just a smokescreen by their leaders to stupefy their blind followers into thinking that it is necessary to hook up with a very non muslim party like DAP to bring down a ‘kafir’ party like Umno.
In actual fact, PAS is trying to trick its followers that by claiming that working with DAP will benefit PAS more. Are they having this fantasy that somehow, by being disrespected by DAP and playing second fiddle to them will eventually turn Malaysia into a proper Islamic nation under their mould?
Fact is, as far as general elections go, PAS’ seats in parliament had been steadily declining ever since they started to be in bed with DAP. But on the other hand, the tireless workers from PAS had lent an increase in votes and parliamentary seats for DAP.
PAS wanted to ride DAP in bed, but became bedridden instead.
Certainly the intelligence of PAS’ leaders comes into question. How would tahaluf siyasi benefit them in the long term when they are treated like a persona non grata in public by DAP, with diminishing political power in parliament as well as being disrespected by their own disgruntled members?
Importantly, how wise would it be to strengthen a very Christian party like DAP in order to weaken a muslim party like Umno? Is this PAS’ way in strengthening Islam? Do all PAS members sincerely think that Lim Guan Eng or Tony Pua or Hannah Yeoh reveres Islam more than Najib Razak or Muhyiddin Yassin does?
In sheer desperation that unfortunately beguiles the mind PAS members, their Youth Wing even hope that Lim Guan Eng will embrace Islam! Perhaps the muslims in PAS these days are easily won over by christians who tirelessly work against their Islamic struggle. To the chagrin of Dewan Ulama PAS, their political leaders can’t even defend the usage of Allah’s name without being chided by DAP. In fact, at the end of every issue that involves Islam, PAS always had to make way for DAP. Truly, the Islamic movement being brought by PAS whimpers out when faced with political expediency.
Can you hear that silence? That is the sound of abject shame and cowardice. All in the name of Islam which PAS always use and abuse.
Coming back to PAS’ hudud, it is astounding that PAS members kept harping on the myth that Tun Dr Mahathir had blocked the implementation of hudud in Kelantan just because they assumed Tun Dr Mahathir is anti-hudud, anti Islam. Shouldn’t they blame their partner, the DAP for being against hudud from the start?
Below is the re-published letter by Tun Dr Mahathir for Nik Aziz back in 1994, detailing step by step explanation as to why hudud ala PAS cannot be implemented (as opposed to the Quranic hudud).
PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA
YAB Tuan Haji Nik Abdul Aziz bin Nik Mat
Menteri Besar Kelantan
Y.A.B. Tuan Haji,
PENGUATKUASAAN KANUN JENAYAH SYARIAH II 1993 DI NEGERI KELANTAN
Rujukan : MB(KN)(S)16/6/(26)
Bertarikh 8 Jun 1994
Pihak kerajaan pusat sentiasa berpandukan kepada kebijaksanaan (al-Hikmah) yang telah ditunjukkan oleh baginda Rasulullah SAW. dan juga para sahabat baginda khususnya al-khulafa ar-Rasyidun dalam melaksanakan ajaran Islam lebih-lebih lagi yang berkaitan dengan hukum-hukum jenayah.
1. Jalan yang diambil oleh Kerajaan Pusat ini adalah juga berpandukan kepada kaedah yang terdapat dalam sistem pemerintahan Islam iaitu “tindakan pemerintahan adalah sentiasa bergantung kapada kepentingan ramai (muslihat umum).” Penguatkuasaan kanun jenayah yang digubal oleh Kerajaan PAS di Kelantan, menurut kajian sehingga setakat ini tidak menampakkan dan tidak menyakinkan pakar-pakar perundangan Islam yang tidak mempunyai sebarang kepentingan politik bahawa ia selari dengan ajaran dan kehendak Islam sebagaimana yang telah diuruskan dengan bijaksana oleh Rasulullah SAW. dan para sahabat.
2. Sepertimana yang Amat Berhormat sendiri sedia ketahui, KEADILAN adalah ASAS yang paling utama ditekankan oleh agama Islam apabila melaksanakan sesuatu perkara. Penekanan mengenai dengan keadilan adalah sangat terserlah dalam ajaran Islam lebih daripada penekanan yang terdapat dalam ajaran-ajaran yang lain dalam sejarah agama. Baginda Rasulullah SAW sewaktu mengembangkan agama Islam ialah usaha menghapuskan ketidakadilan yang menjadi sebahagian daripada budaya di zaman itu.
3. Tidak perlu bagi saya menyatakan disini betapa banyaknya terdapat ayat-ayat Al-Quran yang menegaskan tentang pentingnya keadilan dan lebih banyak bagi ayat-ayat yang mencela sebarang jenis kezaliman. Disamping itu al-Quran juga sentiasa menggesa supaya dielak daripada terjadinya huru-hara dan Allah sendiri sangat tidak gemarkan kapada mereka yang menyebabkan huru-hara berlaku. Kita hanya bertindak balas terhadap sikap permusuhan dan serangan yang dilakukan terhadap kita. Di Malaysia, orang bukan Islam bukan sahaja tidak memusuhi kita tetapi mereka memberi kerjasama bahkan membantu kita dalam urusan-urusan yang bersangkutan dengan kegiatan dan amalan ajaran Islam.
4. Khusus mengenai undang-undang jenayah PAS di Kelantan, kajian awal menunjukkan dengan jelas bahawa undang-undang itu yang disediakan menerusi perjuangan sebuah parti politik ternyata bukan sahaja menyebabkan ketidakadilan aakan berlaku tetapi, sebaliknya ia akan membawa kezaliman. Kebenaran kenyataan ini adalah berdasarkan kapada keterangan berikut:
(i) Dakwaan bahawa undang-undang ini akan dikuatkuasakan hanya di kalangan orang Islam sahaja dan tidak digunapakai untuk orang bukan Islam akan menyebabkan ketidakadilan dan kezaliman yang ketara berlaku. Memang benar di zaman Nabi Muhammad SAW., orang Yahudi biasa dihukum di bawah undang-undang yang berada di dalam kitab Taurat mereka tetapi kitab Taurat mempunyai hukuman yang tidak berbedza dengan hukum-hukum dalam al Quran. Mereka yang berzina umpamanya, akan dihukum rejam sama seperti hukuman terhadap jenayah yang sama bagi orang Islam. Justru itu tidak ada perbedzaan sama ada penjenayah dihukum di bawah undang-undang Islam atau Undang-undang Yahudi di zaman Nabi Muhammad SAW. Tetapi terdapat perbedzaan yang amat ketara di antara hukuman di bawah undang-undang yang ada sekarang dengan hukuman di bawah undang-undang jenayah yang dicadangkan oleh kerajaan PAS di Kelantan.
Menghukum orang Islam dengan lebih berat tetapi orang bukan Islam dengan amat ringan untuk jenayah yang sama atau jenayah dilakukan bersama amatlah tidak adil dan merupakan satu kezaliman, sedangkan undang-undang PAS akan menyebabkan ketidakadilan dan kezaliman berlaku, maka undang-undang PAS tidak boleh diterima sebagai undang-undang Islam atau secucuk dengan undang-undang Islam ataupun selaras dengan ajaran Islam. Ia sebenarnya tertentangan dengan agama Islam.
(ii) Masaalah kesalahan merogol wanita, berdasarkan kapada undang-undang PAS, jika seseorang wanita yang belum kahwin melahirkan anak maka ini adalah bukti ia telah berzina dan akan dihukum mengikut undang-undang PAS, sedangkan apa yang sebenarnya berlaku ialah wanita itu adalah mangsa rogol. Mengikut undang-undang PAS jika ia menuduh perogolnya, tuduhan hanya boleh diterima sah jika terdapat empat orang saksi (yang terdiri daripada orang-orang yang baik, yang tidak melakukan dosa besar) yang menyatakan bahawa telah melihat dengan terang dan jelas bahawa yang dituduh telah merogol wanita berkenaan.
Seperti kita ketahui, melainkan dalam keadaan perang seperti di Bosnia diwaktu mana orang Serb merogol beramai-ramai wanita Bosnia, tidak mungkin jenayah merogol dilakukan di hadapan saksi-saksi yang terdiri daripada orang-orang yang baik. Jika saksi ini melihat dan mereka tidak menolong wanita berkenaan, mereka boleh dianggap sebagai bersubahat seperti penjenayah-penjenayah Serb bersubahat dengan perogol daripada kaum mereka. Jika ada pun saksi, dan mereka tidak membuat apa-apa untuk menolong mereka tidak boleh dianggap sebagai terdiri daripada orang yang baik, tetapi disebaliknya dianggap sudah bersubahat. Dengan itu tuduhan mangsa rogol akan ditolak dan perogol akan terlepas.
Keadaan di mana mangsa rogol dihukum salah kerana melahirkan anak di luar nikah dan perogol dilepaskan sebagai tidak bersalah kerana tidak ada saksi adalah sama sekali tidak boleh diterima oleh sesiapa pun sebagai sesuatu yang adil, bahkan aia adalah satu kezaliman yang dahsyat.
5. Hukum Hudud Islam bertujuan untuk memberi keadilan kapada semua pihak. Ia bukanlah bertujuan untuk melakukan kezaliman. Undang-undang PAS jelas menunjukkan ketidakadilan dan kezaliman yang ketara akan berlaku. Justeru itu undang-undang yang disediakan oleh PAS bukanlah undang-undang yang menepati ajaran Islam. Ia hanyalah undang-undang ciptaan PAS yang bertentangan dengan penekanan oleh agama Islam yang menuntut supaya menghukum secara adil dan menolok sebarang kezaliman. Kerajaan Pusat akan sentiasa berpandu dan menerima ajaran-ajaran dan amalan Islam dari semua aspek tanpa diheret oleh kehendak organasasi politik yang mempunyai kepentingan yang lain daripada Islam dan kepentingannya.
6. Jika undang-undang PAS yang jelas mengandungi unsur-unsur ketidakadilan dikuatkuasakan dinegara ini, dan jika ia dikatakan itulah Hukum Hudud Islam maka umat Islam dan juga anggota masyarakat bukan Islam akan hilang kepercayaan Islam membawa keadilan untuk penganutnya. Ia juga memberi gambaran yang buruk terhadap agama yang suci ini dan menjejaskan imej orang-orang Islam di kalangan penganut agama-agama yang lain. Ia tetap akan menyebabkan penganut agama lain menjauhkan diri daripada agama Islam dan menyebabkan orang yang berminat memeluk Islam menolaknya.
7. Kerajaan Pusat tidak berhajat untuk bersubahat dengan PAS bagi melaksanakan ketidakadilan semata-mata untuk kepentingan politik dan sokongan oleh orang yang telah diabui matanya. Kerajaan Malaysia yang sentiasa dan terus mempertahankan ajaran dan nilai-nilai Islam tidak dapat membenarkan Kerajaan Pas menjalankan sesuatu yang bercangah dengan prinsip keadilan dalam Islam, maka Kerajaan Pusat akan mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya terhadapKerajaan PAS demi menjaga maruah dan ketinggian martabat Islam dan penganut-penganutnya.
DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
15 Julai 1994
So, what is the philosophy of PAS? Opposite attracts? Tahaluf siyasi? Do as you are told, not as what we do? Hudud? Islam? Masochism? Power? Stupidity?
Why is DAP so eager to censure Tanda Putera without any of their leaders seen it?
DAP is so against Tanda Putera because it is a fact that they were one of the villains during May 13 racial riots and one of its leaders at that time is still alive today.
Don’t torture yourself with endless possibilities; for more information, just read:
Thank you and Selamat Hari Merdeka!
I wrote this paragraph about Khairy Jamaluddin in an article (do read it again, thank you) a couple of months back:
There is also this principle that one must always use in politics. When the enemy hates you, you are doing the right thing. But when your political enemy is loving you, then something is indeed wrong.
Therefore, when the opposition leaders, no less than Anwar Ibrahim had lavished praises to Pak Lah over the purported publication of ‘Awakening: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia’ we will certainly have to take a closer look at what that implies.
Not to mention the fact that book itself will be launched by none other than Nurul Izzah, the daughter of Umno’s nemesis. Nurul Izzah’s presence for the book launch is an obvious symbolism that the book itself has the blessings of Anwar Ibrahim.
Is there anything else to be said in this matter?
Let us read what the main culprit had to say:
KENYATAAN MEDIA Y.A.BHG TUN ABDULLAH HAJI AHMAD BADAWI
Sejak dua tiga hari yang lepas, banyak berita diterbit mengenai ‘buku Pak Lah’. Isu ini juga mendapat liputan luas dalam media sosial dengan pelbagai reaksi dan komen. Sebelum saya memberi apa-apa komen, mungkin saya perlu memberi sedikit penjelasan tentang buku tersebut.
Pertamanya, buku tersebut tidak ditulis oleh saya. Buku ini disusun oleh dua ahli akademik, James Chin dan Bridget Welsh, dengan memuatkan beberapa rencana oleh pelbagai penulis yang telah menyumbangkan tulisan masing-masing mengenai pentadbiran saya sebagai Perdana Menteri. Ada yang dikhabarkan positif dan banyak juga yang negatif dan kritikal.
Kedua, saya sendiri hanya terlibat melalui wawancara yang dibuat oleh James Chin dan Bridget Welsh. Wawancara ini lebih kepada menjawab soalan-soalan yang dibangkitkan oleh penulis-penulis yang telah menyumbang kepada buku tersebut dan memberi saya ruang untuk menjelaskan beberapa perkara dari sudut saya sendiri.
Ketiga, saya tidak menaja atau meminta buku tersebut diterbitkan. Sudah menjadi perkara biasa para akademik membuat analisa tentang sejarah politik negara kita dan sudah pasti era saya tidak terlepas dari kajian ilmiah. Saya cuma telah setuju untuk diwawancara agar suara, pendapat serta penjelasan saya dapat dimuatkan didalam buku tersebut.
Keempat, oleh kerana saya bukan penerbit, pencetak, pengarang ataupun penulis buku tersebut, saya tidak tahu, tidak diberitahu dan tidak bertanggungjawab diatas mana-mana jemputan untuk melancarkan atau membincangkan buku tersebut. Berita yang mengatakan pemimpin dari parti pembangkang dijemput untuk melancarkan buku ini di Singapura – kalaupun benar – adalah keputusan penerbit buku, bukan saya.
Kelima, saya tidak merancang untuk menghadiri pelancaran buku tersebut. Ini kerana saya tidak mahu orang membuat andaian yang buku ini ditulis atau ditaja oleh saya. Saya cuma menjawab soalan yang ditanya. Biarlah jawapan-jawapan saya menjadi tumpuan pembaca.
Berlatarbelakangkan fakta-fakta diatas, saya berharap orang awam mendapat gambaran yang lebih jelas tentang ‘buku Pak Lah’. Sekali lagi, ini bukan buku yang ditulis atau ditaja oleh saya. Mungkin ada yang bertanya, kenapa Pak Lah setuju untuk diwawancara oleh pengarang-pengarang yang dikatakan selalu menulis rencana yang kritikal? Saya bersetuju diwawancara kerana perlu ada penjelasan saya sendiri didalam kajian ilmiah ini. Suka atau tidak, setuju atau tidak, saya berpegang kepada prinsip keterbukaan sebagai paksi kepada demokrasi yang matang. Prinsip keterbukaan inilah yang saya amalkan apabila didatangi dengan permohonan oleh para pengarang buku ini untuk diwawancara. Walaupun saya dimaklumkan buku ini bakal memuatkan rencana yang kritis dan ‘unflattering’ tentang kepimpinan saya, saya masih setuju diwawancara atas semangat keterbukaan demi perdebatan yang seimbang dengan mengambil kira semua sudut pandangan.
Sudah pasti pandangan-pandangan dalam buku ini akan mengundang reaksi-reaksi tertentu. Terpulanglah kepada semua pihak untuk membuat rumusan masing-masing. Prinsip keterbukaan bermaksud kita sedia memberi ruang kepada semua untuk bersuara. Tetapi janganlah pula ada yang membuat andaian bahawa buku ini ditulis oleh Pak Lah yang sudah bersubahat dengan pembangkang untuk menentang partinya sendiri. Itu sudah memesong fakta dan menjadi fitnah. Apa juga teguran yang diberikan dalam wawancara saya yang dimuatkan dalam buku ini dibuat kerana saya ingin melihat UMNO terus diberikan mandat dan kepercayaan oleh rakyat. Saya tak pernah meninggalkan UMNO dan Insya’Allah bila tiba masanya nanti, saya akan menghembuskan nafas terakhir saya di dunia ini masih lagi sebagai ahli UMNO yang cintakan negaranya.
First and foremost, it does not matter if this book was not written by Pak Lah himself. But the fact that he contributed his thinking in the form of specifically arranged interview session which in turn became the very first chapter of the book shows that it wasn’t just a case of ‘saya tidak menaja atau meminta buku tersebut diterbitkan’. Surely an agreement should have been made to ensure that he will be indemnified by the publisher should litigation suits were brought forward against him. Surely proper controls and mechanism have been made in order to publish a book which is beyond reproach and above suspicion.
What is more important is the fact that Pak Lah should have the awareness that this book might be used against Umno by the opposition leaders. Sure enough, you can see Anwar Ibrahim squeezing every ounce of it with glee. It is good to have ’semangat keterbukaan‘. But intelligent people should know that there is time and place for such ‘keterbukaan’. The last time he wanted to have this sort of thing, he lost 5 states and for the first time in history, the two thirds majority in Parliament.
If there is such written publishing agreement then surely there is a clause inserted by his team that the publisher must not let the book be exploited by politicians especially from the opposition in order to further their cause. The fact that Nurul Izzah is launching it proves that a) the opposition is politicising it and b) there is no such clause.
The inability to look further beyond the nose is a stark reminder of how ill-equipped and poor Pak Lah was as a Prime Minister. It is like the skillset did not match the job scope. Some people can wing it. Some will thrive in it. But most fail miserably. Today, we are living in his mess.
And he probably did more damage to himself and also to his son in law’s reputation within the party by using this opportunity to run with a pack of opposition figures.
Since the first chapter is a rebuttal of whatever criticisms being hurled (if any) by other writers in the subsequent chapters, then it will be opened to further criticisms and a trip down memory lane.
Already Terence Netto, a pro-opposition writer had written about it -
Here Abdullah missed out on a good opportunity to shed necessary perspective on a matter that dogs almost all serving politicians: how to counter the inevitable public perception of bias when the powerful are blood relations to underlings seen as wielding undue influence?
Abdullah’s response – conveyed in reflections that appear in a compilation of assessments of his premiership titled “Awakening: the Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia” – is flat denial that Khairy wielded “undue influence” on him in the five years and five months he was premier.
It was against this background of Abdullah’s vacillation on police reform that Khairy Jamaluddin’s transition from political novice to powerful presence behind the scenes took place.
The grapevine began to buzz with stories of Khairy’s influence on major decisions and even of his interference with the civil service.
Exasperatingly, Abdullah mixed vacillation over police reform with deafness to the need to decisively demonstrate that Khairy was not a power behind the scenes.
Khairy increasingly became a target of criticism even as public disappointment mounted against Abdullah over the latter’s dithering on reform.
It is disingenuous on Abdullah’s part to now say that Khairy had no “undue influence” on him. As well believe Wanita Umno leader Shahrizat Jalil when she contended that she had nothing to do with the scandalous way in which a national cattle breeding project was managed by a company run by her husband and children.
Pak Lah’s simple flat out denial in the book that Khairy had vast influence in his administration reminded us about an interview he made in 2006 denying that his son Kamal Abdullah had received any contracts from the government. A simple discovery later revealed that Scomi, a company which his son has a lot of interests in at that time, received huge contracts from Petronas and in other companies. Some of them are:
1. In March, The Malay Mail reported that KTM had in 2005 awarded a five-year RM50 million contract to Scomi Group ‘to overhaul and maintain’ as many as 1,000 wagons.
2. Also in March, Business Times reported that Scomi Group was going to submit a bid for a RM120 million contract ‘to make body parts for about 400 buses for state-owned Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd’. Which they eventually won.
3. In April, The Edge reported that Scomi Engineering Bhd is acquiring a 51% stake in MTrans Transportation Systems Sdn Bhd for RM30 million to provide it a platform to be a key player in urban transportation.
4. Scomi Marine Bhd received a letter of intent from TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd for a coal shipment contract for three years from Oct 1, with an option to extend for another two years, the company said. Scomi Marine announced to Bursa Malaysia on April 14 that under the contract, it would be required to transport 500,000 tonnes (with 20% variation) of coal from Australia, Indonesia and South Africa yearly. It said TNB Fuel Services would determine the actual quantity of coal to be transported and from which country upon finalisation of the contract, The Edge reported.
5. Also recently, Scomi Group Bhd, an oil services company, won a contract from Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd to provide drilling fluids and other services for exploration works in Block 1, offshore Turkmenistan.\
In this particular matter, he actually lied in a live TV interview!
There were more lies and examples of ineptitude which he had made throughout his career as the PM. Did anyone remember him saying on 13th February 2008 that the Parliament will not be dissolved? But he made an about turn and dissolved the Parliament on the very next day that he earlier confirmed won’t be dissolved! What kind of clowning deceit was he trying to do? A stupid one of course.
When the leader lies to the rakyat and doing stupid things, obviously the cabinet ministers will do the same. Anyone remember back in May 2008 his cabinet assured the rakyat that there will be no increase in petrol prices till September? Well, they increased it 78 sen to RM2.70 in August!
That was the single biggest jump in fuel price ever recorded in our history. To make matters worse, his minister said that they wanted to make a 50 sen increase but decided on 78 sen because they do not want to increase it twice later on. Wasn’t that a galactically stupid decision? In the mean time, the rakyat suffered inflation and all kinds of repercussions.
Back in 2007, he also quashed rumours that he had remarried but soon afterwards, it was revealed he was indeed married a few weeks before that. Talk about a natural born liar.
There were many many more mistimed and ill-advised decisions which were made during his time as Prime Minister. One of the biggest mistakes they made is the decision to create Iskandar Corridor in Johor. Many parties had warned his administration that opening up lands for sale to foreigners particularly Singaporeans will create damaging implications to the state of Johor.
Currently, the Menteri Besar of Johor is having headaches on how to curb the spiralling home property prices and how to curb influx of foreigners gaining properties there. All these negative implications have detrimental effects on the locals there particularly the malays; the largest BN vote bank in Johor.
But to the Fourth Floor boys at that time, wealth and quick money coming out of it was more important.
And the fact that he revealed he had a sleeping disorder called ‘sleep apnea’ which made him dozed off during meetings is prove that he indeed, was sleeping on his job. A responsible leader would have turned down the offer. But he felt that having power is more honourable than embarrassing the nation when pictures of him sleeping during meetings and public assemblies were circulating in media all over the world.
But miraculously, he revealed that his sleeping disorder was cured after he had stepped down. The fact that the illness could be cured easily is testament that all this was just an excuse. He was indeed irresponsible and had laid too much importance on other people to run this country.
Back then the monicker and popular phrases people had associated with him were – The Sleeping PM, Kerajaan Tiga Beranak, UnderLah Pak Lah etc’
Now this is the type of Prime Minister which after 2009, all the opposition leaders love to compliment. Even now all of them are heaping praises towards Pak Lah and his son in law, Khairy Jamaluddin. Again, when your political enemies are loving you, then something is indeed wrong. What sort of pact is going on here?
Shall we go back in time and read what Lim Kit Siang, had written about Pak Lah? You can read it here. Mind you that this is one of the ‘milder’ articles about our PM back then. Excerpt:
Abdullah should seriously find out why more and more people, including in government, the ruling coalition and the public, are talking in this vein about “a sleeping PM” when it was never said against the four previous Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in the first 46 years of Malaysian nationhood.
One could disagree with the first four Prime Ministers, whether on government policies, measures or specific issues, but no one would attribute it to lack of focus, attention or interest by the Prime Minister.
Unfortunately, under Abdullah’s premiership, more and more people are putting the blame for many of the ills in government and country on “a sleeping PM”, which has not been helped by several factors, including:
- Abdullah’s trebling up as Minister for Internal Security and Minister for Finance when it is clear that he does not have the time nor temperament to be a full-time hands-on head for either Ministry.
- His 83 overseas trips in 44 months as Prime Minister;
- His “gate-keepers” at the “fourth-storey” in Putrajaya who have made the very personable Abdullah even more inaccessible to those who want to meet him when compared to his predecessor Tun Dr. Mahathir, who had the public image of being arrogant and haughty.
I have for instance stopped asking for an appointment with the Prime Minister after meeting him twice after the 2004 general election where he would invariably end each meeting with the polite standing offer to call on him whenever necessary. This was after my several requests to meet up with him were blocked by his “gatekeepers”.
I do not think Abdullah is aware as to who are asking to see him. In fact, I do not think Abdullah even reads or is informed of the gist of official letters written to him, for instance, my letter registering “strongest protest possible” to him on Tuesday at the most unsatisfactory reply to a parliamentary question in Malaysian parliamentary history which totally evaded the specific query posed — and the reply was in the name of the Prime Minister.
I do not think Abdullah has seen my “strongest possible protest” letter which had also asked for the missing answer to be furnished.
In contrast, I never had doubts that when I wrote a letter to Tun Dr. Mahathir when he was Prime Minister, it would be seen by him. There was one occasion when I wrote to Mahathir protesting against his public criticism of the DAP for not speaking up against the atrocities and genocide committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, telling him why it was baseless and untrue as he was victim of the media blackout of DAP. I immediately received a terse one-paragraph apology from Mahathir!
Although I am Parliamentary Opposition Leader, I do not want talk that the country has a “sleeping PM” to continue, as this is not good whether for the people or the country internationally.
Secondly, he must re-assert authority as Prime Minister and ensure that he is in control of the “gate-keepers” in the “fourth storey of Putrajaya” and not being controlled by his gatekeepers.
So Lim Kit Siang, who are the gatekeepers? Are they still running around creating havoc in this country? Are they your friends now?
There are a lot more we can write here but the most important thing regarding the book is this – it is just an effort to change what really happened during his years as Prime Minister.
- Ineptitude and stupidity are disguised as inability to reform Umno (Umno members are to be blamed here),
- Mismanagement and corruption of his cronies and family members are disguised as “Mahathir’s pet projects will make this country bankrupt”,
- Cronyism, nepotism and total control of mainstream media editors are disguised as ‘democratisation of society’,
- Wastage and unwise decisions are disguised as national projects,
- Dictatorial tendency where nobody within the party can criticise the Prime Minister is disguised as proponent of democracy
Perhaps the best way to look into how easy people forget what had happened merely 10 years ago is from the tweet of one called Lokman Adam. In the effort to defend Pak Lah, today he tweeted:
“Pak Lah pun pernah bawa kita menang besar PRU 2004, kita juga pernah hilang 2/3 tahun 2008.”
That is an erroneous statement. Pak Lah did not bring about the huge mandate in 2004. He wasn’t the main factor. He was barely 5 months into his term as the Prime Minister back then. What kind of reform has he done within that short space of time to garner such huge mandate? But the loss of 2008, yes we can attribute it mainly on him, judging from all the stinging vitriol by the opposition leaders as well as the rakyat’s loss of confidence in him. All those were resulted from his own undoing.
But of course, we have to forgive Lokman Adam because wasn’t even in Umno during that time as he was with Anwar Ibrahim in PKR. But now after he crossed over to Umno during Pak Lah’s reign and currently managed to become a Youth Exco, memory could be a little bit jarred.
There is no point defending the indefensible. It is a futile effort.
Nevertheless, people must remember what had really happened and since we could not rely on the opposition leaders to tell the truth about Pak Lah nor can we rely on the Umno Youth members in correcting the perception that this book could just be a pact between Pak Lah and the opposition, then we must use our own ability to search for the truth. Just use google and search its archives on all the happenings from 2004 to 2008.
This trip down the memory lane will make us re-live the nightmares.
First and foremost, we would like to congratulate The Mole for being brave in publishing articles which are critical towards Barisan Nasional, its ministers, and especially towards the PM Najib Tun Razak.
Once in a while, The Mole has published this blog’s more stinging articles directed to the group stated above and we are gratified that there still exist credible media platforms which are not afraid to publish excoriating write-ups for the sake of exposing the weaknesses identified. Hopefully all this constructive criticisms will be taken into account to improve further on the back of a disastrous general election recently.
As we all know, the next general election is less than five years away and we have, as the rakyat, another five years to criticise, expose, analyse, judge and even guide the top leadership of this country from any missteps and wrong decisions made. Therefore, please brace yourselves. Politicians, especially the young ones who can’t stand the heat, please stay out from the kitchen. Similarly, the malay phrase for this is – if you are afraid of the waves, then don’t live near the seashore.
But all these criticisms will be written in another article although barely two months after the general elections, there are already a few dozens blunders made and are begging to be written about.
But today we are going to read is about a brief analysis on the recent movement of people in the media industry.
The big news for the past week is the exodus of Leslie Lau, his sister Joan Lau and their band of misfits from The Malaysian Insider to The Malay Mail.
There is a mystery on why the Malay Mail shareholders didn’t find it necessary to own the majority shares of Trinity Diligence Sdn Bhd, or employ Leslie Lau and Joan Lau right under their payroll. That would be safer, and more cost effective and have all the necessary procedures to discipline any wayward behaviour of editors. Because it doesn’t make sense for Malay Mail to outsource another company to manage an online media that uses The Malay Mail brand. If there are any negative news published in that online platform, it will have an impact on the reputation of Malay Mail as a company, not to Trinity Diligence.
How can they control the day to day operations and editorial direction?
Unless of course, Malay Mail directors and its shareholders are glutton for punishment and love firefighting activities where they had to mitigate any repercussions after a damage has been done.
And why would the contents of The Malay Mail paper are entirely different from its ‘outsourced’ online platform? Why would the owners of the brand ‘Malay Mail’ do it this way? Unless of course, there are different agendas (read: propaganda) planned for it. As we all know, there are different rules and laws applied between a newspaper and the online news platforms. Newspapers need to have their permits and licenses; online portals don’t.
Hence, online portals are freer to publish its contents without any parameters to adhere to.
And we all know where the loyalty of Leslie Lau lies with. He made no secret of it. As a very pro-Pakatan Rakyat editor with trails of articles lambasting Barisan Nasional and their leaders (although he is quite fond towards Pak Lah and very anti-Dr. Mahathir), his skewed and often biased writings can be searched easily in the Malaysian Insider.
There is no point to announce that the new Malay Mail online is independent and support neither Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat when history of his writings speaks for itself.
There in lies the bigger picture..
..that another pro-Pakatan Rakyat portal has been established – whether accidentally or by design, right under the nose of the owners of The Malay Mail who incidentally, have very close ties to the Najib administration. With this latest development, this oldest newspaper in Malaysia, will never be the same again.
Of course with the arrival of an editor and his team of journalists, the current chief editor of The Malay Mail has to make way for Leslie Lau. Terence Fernandez, allegedly made his way to fz.com as the result of this. A few of The Malay Mail editorial staff are already there. Terence is slightly less partisan than Leslie Lau in terms of his writings but it is not a difficult thing to say that his leanings is definitely towards Pakatan Rakyat. Therefore, fz.com gained another pro-Pakatan Rakyat senior editor to shape its direction.
Wither Barisan Nasional’s online news presence.
Speaking of which, we now move on to The Star.
The Star ‘s editorial stand is a puzzle to begin with. Eventhough the company belongs to MCA, it often act as DAP’s mouthpiece. They spray DAP’s propaganda in its pages and would even promote shamelessly the key figures in DAP party. A fact that is not lost on the blogger Helen Ang. She is well known in exposing’s The Star’s treacherous articles against MCA and Barisan Nasional.
Are the owners of The Star that stupid? Calvin Sankaran aptly described The Star - “I would compare The Star with a girl who is high maintenance who spends her rich boyfriend’s money freely and having a good time doing it while at the same time sleeping with her BF’s sworn enemy and making jokes about her BF.”
Why would the owners (read: MCA) let this happen?
We would surmise this through one of MCA’s local leader’s tweets a few days ago. Although Ti Lian Ker’s opinions are his own and may not necessarily reflect the MCA leadership, we can take his as a base perspective. Ti Lian Ker was responding to an article forwarded to him about The Star’s backstabbing nature. What we can deduce from the tweet interaction is the fact that The Star had chosen to engage the middle ground. Thus they want to portray themselves as giving more space to DAP leaders compared to BN leaders.
But when most of the news that are originally sourced for example, from Lim Guan Eng’s foul mouth or Hannah Yeoh’s anti-malay stance, there is nothing more to engage the middle ground. The Star, had erroneously believed that in order to gain more readers and be seen as independent, they are helping MCA garner more votes which, according to the recent general election, The Star had failed to do so.
In order to gain more votes for Barisan Nasional, what The Star should have done (this is where Wong Chun Wai had failed to do so) is whenever Lim Guan Eng or Lim Kit Siang give out anti-BN jibes in a press conference, the reporter should contact any BN leaders, get comment from them to rebut whatever the father-son had said in order to give it a more balanced story fit to be published. This is what we call ‘balanced and independent’.
You don’t let a story run by itself and imprinted in the readers’ mind for days on what the DAP leaders had said without even having the right of reply by a BN leader WITHIN the same news story. This happens everyday for the past few years. And if the middle ground read all these, do you think they will suddenly want to vote Barisan Nasional?
Even the editorial staff of The Star are blatantly supporting Pakatan Rakyat’s leaders through their twitter accounts. What kind of message do you want to give to Barisan Nasional voters? That it is okay to vote for Pakatan Rakyat?
When the mouthpiece of MCA is singing praises and letting DAP leaders hurling vitriol towards Barisan Nasional, why would voters vote for Barisan Nasional?
There is no more middle ground among The Star’s readers. Especially among the english speaking chinese. Majority of them have swung towards DAP. No thanks to The Star’s ‘middle ground engagement’.
MCA leaders must be high on drugs when they say that The Star should be given space to run its story. And for the purpose of comparing who gets the job done, Utusan Malaysia was successful in getting the malay votes. Umno’s increased seat is proof to that. How do they do it?
What has The Star done to help MCA getting the votes? It doesn’t matter if you receive millions of advertising money from The Star. We can’t believe MCA leaders are looking at things as immaterial as advertising money. Even till today, MCA are like headless chickens running around not knowing what to do when decisions in every Barisan Nasional state seemed not beneficial towards their community. Just swallow your pride and take the posts which were generously offered by Barisan Nasional top leadership.
How could you be the defender of your race if you do not want to be part of the decision making body? You want other people to take care of your fortunes? What happened in Melaka today is fine example when there is lack of participation in the state exco. When the chinese do not want to vote for Barisan Nasional, what do you expect to happen? It is not something by design. If you are not part of the process because you chose it that way, then do not come out crying foul over something that was decided when you weren’t there.
And it seems Wong Chun Wai’s number two – Wong Sai Wan has moved to The Malay Mail (the paper) to be in charge of ‘Special Projects’. We do not know yet what that entails but surely if The Malay Mail is moving towards what The Star is doing, then obviously we will get another version of a paper that is ‘attracting middle ground’.
If you you know something is not working, then stop doing it.
Ultimately, from the recent movement of people in the media, we can conclude that Barisan Nasional has been losing an english daily with the highest readership and it is also losing the battle in english speaking online portals. Being independent does not win you votes. Being smart is. And Barisan Nasional leaders and their friends who are owners of the media are definitely not smart. You have less than five years before you lose in the next general election. What are you going to do?
Daripada Merdeka-Online :
Bapak Jusuf Kalla, Mantan Naib Presiden Indonesia
Nama bapak Jusuf Kalla (JK), mantan Naib Presiden Indonesia menjadi penting di Malaysia kerana peranan persahabatannya dalam PRU13 baru-baru ini. Ramai rakyat Malaysia terkejut bagaimana beliau tiba-tiba muncul dalam kancah politik Malaysia.
Ikuti perbualan eksklusif saya dengan bapak Jusuf Kalla di Jakarta baru-baru ini yang turut memperkatakan pelbagai isu sampingan.
Sebagai Ketua Editor Merdeka-Online, sebuah portal baru yang saya usahakan dengan matlamat rakyat Malaysia boleh meresapi jiwa merdeka dengan semangat “a sense of belonging“. Baru-baru ini, pada 1 Jun 2013 saya berkunjung ke rumah bapak Jusuf Kalla, di Jakarta, Indonesia dengan niat untuk bertemu bapak Jusuf Kalla sekiranya beliau boleh ditemuramah. Alhamdulillah, bukan sahaja saya diterima dengan baik oleh bapak Jusuf kalla, tetapi saya turut dapat berbicara pelbagai hal khususnya mengenai Pilihanraya Umum Ke-13 di Malaysia. Ikuti sedutan soal-jawab saya dengan bapak Jusuf kalla.
MO: Assalamualaikum dan terima kasih saya ucap kepada Bapak atas kesudian menerima kehadiran saya.
JK: Waalaikum Salam warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Terima kasih.
MO: Saya ingin menyatakan perasaan teruja atas peranan bapak dalam hal, kalau bisa disebut perdamaian semasa Pilihanraya Umum di Malaysia baru-baru ini. Saya dapati rata-rata rakyat Malaysia masih tertanya-tanya bagaimana bapak tiba-tiba bisa muncul dalam hal ini?
JK: Sebetulnya, saya ingin jelaskan bahawa bapak Anwar bertemu saya sebanyak 3 kali. Pertamanya pada bulan Mac, 2013 di rumah ini juga dia datang pada malam hari. Ketika itu, hadir bersama dua ahli Parlimen Indoneisa iaitu Yusril Ihza Mahendra dan Fahmi Idris.
Saya lihat, pada ketika itu, Anwar terlalu yakin akan menang Pilihanraya di Malaysia, kerana katanya di mana-mana dia pergi sambutannya cukup luar biasa.
Jadi Anwar mahu saya jadi perantaraan kepada bapak Najib, karena hubungan saya dengan kedua-dua mereka ini sangat baik, maka atas dasar persahabatan saya menerima. Bukan saya mahu masuk campur dalam urusan negara Malaysia, saya menerima urusan ini sebagai urusan persahabatan saya.
MO: Barangkali bapa bisa jelaskan apakah permintaan bapak Anwar semasa pertemuan dengan bapak tempohari?
JK: Anwar memang ada membuat beberapa permintaan supaya saya bisa sampaikan kepada bapak Najib. Pertamanya, Anwar mahu agar supaya bapak Najib menerima ketetapan bahawa sesiapa yang kalah hendaklah menerima kekalahan itu. Dan yang kalah juga hendaklah mengucapkan selamat berjaya kepada yang menang, dan yang kalah itu kalau bisa disesuaikan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan yang baru.
Jadi, saya terbang ke Kuala Lumpur dan menyampaikan permintaan-permintaan Anwar itu dan bapak Najib mendengar dengan baik.
Saya lihat bapak Najib seorang yang berjiwa besar, mendengar dengan baik segala permintaan Anwar tetapi bapak Najib juga mempunyai keyakinan yang tinggi akan menang Pilihanraya itu.
MO: Bagaimana tentang hal perjanjian, kerana di Malaysia heboh kononnya ada surat perjanjian antara Anwar dengan bapak Najib?
JK: Anwar memang ada membuat perjanjian bertulis. Anwar yang membuatnya, jadi semasa Anwar datang ke rumah saya, Anwar mahu supaya bapak Najib menurunkan tandatangan dalam perjanjian itu.
Anwar sangat konfiden akan menang. Di dalam mindanya dia sudah bayangkan dia Perdana Menteri. Jadi, saya kata kepada Anwar ok, kalau kamu kalah kamu juga harus menerima kekalahan kamu. Anwar bersetuju, jadi saya tandatangan dan Anwar juga tandatangan.
Apabila saya terbang ke Kuala Lumpur, saya bawa hal surat perjanjian ini kepada bapak Najib, saya melihat bapak Najib tidak ada masalah melihat perjanjian itu, tapi bapak Najib mengambil keputusan tidak menurunkan tandatangan. Saya tidak bisa memaksa.
Jadi saya balik semula kepada Anwar, saya beritahu kepada Anwar bahawa bapak Najib tidak turunkan tandatangan tetapi saya mahu kamu (Anwar) percaya kepada my mouth (mulut saya) bahawa bapak Najib tidak ada halangan dengan permintaan kamu (Anwar) itu. Maknanya, sesiapa yang kalah harus menerima kekalahan dengan hati yang terbuka (gentleman).
Inilah gentleman’s agreement antara saya dengan bapak Najib. Akhirnya Anwar bersetuju dalam isu bapak Najib tidak turunkan tandatangan karena Anwar mempercayai cakap saya.
Malangnya, selepas keputusan Pilihanraya, Anwar mungkir janji dan tidak komited kepada perjanjian itu sendiri. Itu sebab saya marah kepada Anwar dan kawan-kawan Anwar di Jakarta turut marah kepadanya kerana Anwar mungkir janji dan tidak komited. Asean Wall Street Journal menghub ungi saya bertanya apakah benar Anwar tidak komted. Saya beritahu mereka ya, benar Anwar memang tidak komited.
Saya tidak akan hubungi Anwar, biar dia tahu kami(Yusril, Fatmi dan teman-teman yang lain) marah kepadanya.
ISU PENIPUAN PILIHANRAYA
MO: Apa alasan Anwar tidak mahu menerima kekalahannya, mungkir janji dan tidak komited?
JK: Anwar menuduh berlaku penipuan, antaranya soal dakwat kekal. Jadi saya marah Anwar, saya kata kamu bilang dakwat itu tidak kekal, itu kamu lihat di jari kamu masih ada bekas dakwat kekal belum hilang (sambil bapak Jusuf Kalla memegang jari Anwar yang masih ada bekas dakwat).
Kemudian Anwar bangkitkan pengundi Bangladesh. Saya bilang sama Anwar, tak kan orang Malaysia tidak boleh membezakan percakapan, bahasa, budaya dan gaya orang Bangladesh. Tidak mungkin berpuluh ribu orang Bangladesh boleh dibawa masuk ke Malaysia dan menjadi pengundi. Ini tidak masuk akal.
Tapi, Anwar tetap tidak mahu menerima keputusan dan dia tetap dengan egonya.
MO: Anwar kata dia menang kerana undi popular dia lebih banyak daripada bapak Najib?
JK: Saya beritahu Anwar, kamu berada di Malaysia bukannya di Indonesia. Kalau kamu (Anwar) bertanding di Indonesia kamu sudah jadi Presiden Indonesia. Tapi di Malaysia sistemnya lain, kemenangannya dikira melalui sistem undi electoral, yang mana partai yang menang akan membentuk kerajaan dan melantik Perdana Menteri.
Malangnya Anwar ini ego, imaginasinya sangat melampau-lampau, dia tetap mahu jadi Perdana Menteri.
Saya bilang kepada Anwar, “Kamu sudah gila?” mana mungkin kamu (Anwar) menjadi Perdana Menteri sedangkan kamu hanya menang 89 kerusi parlimen walhal bapak Najib menang 133. Tolong beri saya jawapan atas dasar apa kamu boleh jadi Perdana Menteri kerana kamu sendiri tahu kamu hanya menang 89 walhal bapak Najib menang 133.
Kami bertengkar dan akhirnya Anwar berfikir juga. Kemudian, kami juga berbicara tentang masa depannya dan masa depan Nurul Izzah. Saya bercakap tentang Menteri Penuh, Anwar meminta masa berfikir tentang perkara itu.
Kesilapan Anwar ialah dia sudah dua kali mengumumkan mahu bersara jika tewas dalam Pilihanraya, malangnya Anwar tidak pernah komited kepada janji-janjinya.
HIMPUNAN BLACK OUT 505
MO: Anwar kini sedang mengadakan himpunan Black Out 505 di seluruh negara sebagai bantahan ke atas keputusan Pilihanraya Umum baru-baru ini. Bagaimana bapak melihat perkara ini?
JK: Pertama saya mahu beritahu bahawa saya mengetahui Anwar dibantu oleh beberapa pihak khususnya dari Turki, Washington, Filipina, dan mungkin juga di negara Thai dan China, itu kamu kena selidiki. Pemberi dana yang besar itu dari sebuah syarikat besar di Filipina, dan sedikit-sedikit dari Turki untuk membantu aktiviti himpunan bantahan itu. Mereka tidak boleh menyembunyikan diri mereka kerana mereka adalah rakan-rakan bisnes yang kita ketahui siapa mereka.
Isunya untuk apa membuat himpunan tersebut jika ianya hanya memberi keuntungan kepada musuh-musuh Islam dan orang Melayu. Saya sendiri bertanya kepada Anwar, apakah kamu boleh mengontrol (mengawal) parti DAP? Anwar terdiam dan Anwar tidak dapat memberi jawapan dengan jelas, ternyata Anwar punya masalah dan kepayahan untuk mengawal ahli-ahli parlimen dari parti lain.
Makanya, saya sendiri berfikiran tindakan Anwar mengadakan himpunan Black Out 505 itu hanya sia-sia sahaja, melainkan hanya menguntungkan sebelah pihak sahaja iaitu musuh-musuh Islam.
PERTEMUAN SUSILO & ELEMEN WASHINGTON
JK: Baru-baru ini Presiden Susilo menelefon saya bertanyakan mengenai panggilan telefon dari “Polis Washington” supaya Presiden Susilo menerima permintaan Anwar untuk bertemu dengannya.
Saya memberitahu Presiden Susilo supaya tidak tunduk kepada tekanan Washington dan tidak kena dengan peraturan kenegaraan untuk menerima permintaan Anwar kerana Anwar hanya pembangkang bukan Perdana Menteri. Ini bermakna, saya sangat yakin, bahawa ada elemen Washington dalam urusan campurtangan kuasa luar dalam politik negara Malaysia. Anda perlu terus menyiasat perkara ini.
ISU PENCEROBOHAN LAHAD DATU
JK: Dalam kes pencerobohan Lahad Datu, saya juga tahu bahawa ada campurtangan dari orang-orang tertentu di Filipina, kawan-kawan Anwar seperti Joseph Estrada dan sebuah syarikat besar di Filipina memberi sokongan kewangan dalam kes pencerobohan di Lahad Datu.
Tujuan mereka satu sahaja iaitu untuk melemahkan kerajaan Malaysia, di mana mereka yang menceroboh itu mahu menunjukkan kepada dunia luar bahawa kerajaan Malaysia lemah dan gagal menangani isu tersebut.
MO: Saya ucap terimakasih kepada bapak atas kesudian bapak menerima kehadiran saya dan seterusnya berbicara tentang isu penting ini. Saya sangat hargai dan saya berharap rakyat Malaysia boleh melihat peranan bapak yang mulia ini khususnya kedua-duanya adalah sahabat baik bapak.
JK: Terima kasih.
1 Jun 2013.
The emasculation of Umno Youth wing is complete. As of today, not a single official statement or action on Ngeh Koo Ham’s remark over the appointment of an MCA legistlative member of Dewan Negeri in Johor has been heard or seen from the Umno Youth.
What is more pathetic for Umno Youth is the fact that it was Shen Yee Aun, a former member of DAP Youth (currently an MCA member) who launched a campaign and police report against Ngeh Koo Ham for insulting Sultan Johor. The Facebook campaign might not be entirely effective to get the recalcitrant and unrepentant Ngeh Koo Ham to apologise to MCA, BN and Sultan of Johor but at least it is doing SOMETHING.
Where is Umno Youth?
Busy high-fiving the groupies in the social media? How are the support from the Pakatan fanboys? Will they vote for Barisan Nasional next time around?
Anyway, this article is not really about Umno Youth.
It is about Ngeh Koo Ham. Last Friday Ngeh Koo Ham tweeted the following:
This came about because the Sultan of Johor wanted the state BN to appoint an MCA representative into the state legislation body to represent the chinese. In the end, Tee Siew Kiong, the Adun for Pulai Sebatang, declaring that he is a Johorean through and through will head the Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer portfolio.
The Sultan of Johor, irrespective of what MCA had pledged before the election had decreed that the state must have a chinese representative from the winners of the state government.
That was a magnanimous act by the Sultan.
Ngeh Koo Ham on the other hand, deemed it appropriate that the chinese in Johor must not have any representative in the state assembly. To him, the opportunity to disparage MCA over an act that is not only fitting, but morally right for the chinese in Johor makes more sense than to discard petty politics for the betterment of the rakyat.
Unfortunately, his outburst exposes another tendency of the DAP to disrespect the monarchy all these years.
In reply for his tweets, Ngeh Koo Ham said that he wasn’t being disrespectful to the Sultan. His vitriol was intended to the MCA. He added “he had no intention to question the monarchy. He accepts the monarchy system and will not question their sovereignty.”
This is double speak indeed. If Ngeh Koo Ham accepts monarchy’s supremacy then why do you question the MCA? If it was the DAP, they had to do the same, won’t they? Since they won’t question the monarchy anyway.
But the question remains, is Ngeh Koo Ham propagating MCA to decline the Sultan’s request? Did Ngeh Koo Ham decline his Datukship when the Sultan Perak decided to give him one in 2008? Of course he did not although there was an instruction by DAP top leadership not to accept any Datukships.
And he had the cheek to add – “this is not about the Sultan, this is about MCA’s decision so MCA has to determine their own decisions. And after a decision has been made, they will have to live with it.”
Precisely. It is a decision BY the MCA. And why would a busybody from DAP poking his nose where it does not belong? Is Perak inside Johor? No.
Is Ngeh Koo Ham a busybody hypocrite? Yes.
MCA on the other hand, had decided to send Tee Siew Kiong on leave until the matter is fully resolved. That is how they will deal with the matter of principles. The situation is delicate. What is important is to look after the people of Johor. Why do we need to see a politician from another state giving jibes when there is no need for one?
If Ngeh Koo Ham is so rattled by the fact that the MCA is subservient to the Sultan, then is he saying that nobody should be subservient to the Sultan? The monarch wasn’t even asking the MCA to perform evil deeds. He just asked them to service the people and in particular, the chinese! What is wrong about being subservient to that?
Therefore, Ngeh Koo Ham must unreservedly apologise to the Sultan of Johor for that uncouth remarks, and apologise to MCA as well as the Barisan Nasional in general. There is nothing wrong in trying to represent the people in the state assembly. If the chinese do not want to vote for MCA and do not want to have a representative in the state, this royal malay sultanate that began in the 16th century will ensure that the chinese will still be taken care of.
Whatever Ngeh Koo Ham tries to spin his answer, it doesn’t change the fact that Ngeh Koo Ham is a fine example of politics ala DAP. They have no respect for other people than their own selfish quest to berate their political foes, regardless the situation or consequences.
DAP nevertheless will come out with a statement that they will respect, honour and preserve the royal institutions in this country. Just like how they say they will protect Article 153, 152 of the constitution regarding the Malays’ special position. But a quick glance at their vision and mission of their party reveals otherwise. Clearly, they will abolish the bumiputra status that is enshrined in the Constitution. It is already stated in their policy statement.
This is DAP. A snake trying to lull the unsuspecting victims. And who are the victims? The ignorant masses.
This will be a short post and a challenge to Lim Kit Siang. Please read his article first:
I am disappointed over the UMNO betrayal of former Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Ghani Othman who was completely by-passed instead of being appointed Senator and Minister in the new Cabinet line-up announced by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.
The UMNO leadership had praised Ghani sky-high during the 13th General Election campaign when fielding him as a parliamentary candidate for Gelang Patah against me, and it is most unfair and ungrateful for UMNO leaders to drop Ghani like a ton of bricks after Ghani failed to defeat me in Gelang Patah in the May 5 polls.
General elections should not be regarded as a zero-sum game, and in the case of Ghani, whom I had openly acknowledged as having made invaluable contribution to the development and progress in Johor, his talents and experience should be tapped by the Federal government as Ghani can have still many years of national service and contribution in him.
I am surprised that Ghani is facing so much resistance in UMNO as there are powerful forces who object to his return to national politics, to the extent that MUBARAK, the association of former Barisan Nasional wakil rakyats, have come out with a statement opposing any UMNO candidate who lost in the 13GE being appointed a Senator and a Minister – clearly targetting at Ghani.
It would be interesting to know who are the UMNO leaders behind the MUBARAK statement for it would throw an interesting light on the UMNO power tussle which has started escalating after the 13GE preparing for the “royal battle” in the UMNO party elections at the end of the year.
If Lim Kit Siang wants to portray himself as magnanimous as he wants us to believe, then we the people challenge him to vacate his seat immediately and let Ghani contest again in Gelang Patah uncontested so that Ghani can be appointed to the cabinet. Can you do that Kit Siang?
Because my heart cannot bear to see how heartbroken you are over the fact Ghani Othman didn’t get appointed to be in the cabinet. Kit Siang, this is the only way to alleviate your sadness.
Perhaps what is lacking in Lim Kit Siang is principles. Does he believe that we will swallow hook, line and sinker over such statement? Maybe in his mid-70s, Kit Siang is already getting more desperate thus, all this nonsense statements coming out from him. There is no resistance from Umno towards Ghani. It was determined way before the elections that those who lost, will not be appointed. Unlike DAP, Umno has systems that must be followed. DAP’s system changes according to the mood of Lim Kit Siang.
It is sad that what Lim Kit Siang just concocted above are just bedtime stories by a granddaddy. This is what happens when someone is in power for so long. He’ll believe his own made-up stories.
It is indeed as silly season.
Today Nurul Izzah issued a tweet which beguiled us all. She has the belief that Barisan Nasional is effectively a minority government. Although her loose coalition of DAP, PKR and PAS had the majority of the votes, she felt shortchanged for the fact that her ambition to see her father installed as the Prime Minister is curtailed yet again. This also implies, in her own mind that the current government does not have the legality to govern this country.
With this blatant misconception of truth and apparent lack of knowledge on the current Malaysian voting system have raised a few unsavoury spectres most notably the Pakatan’s resident spaniel, Haris Ibrahim who told us that his group will topple Barisan Nasional government by end of this year.
As a background, in the just concluded general election, Barisan Nasional received 46.9% of votes while parties in Pakatan Rakyat received 50.9%. There was approximately 4% difference amounting to 361,000 votes. Basically, out of 13 million registered voters in Malaysia, BN managed to get 5.3 million votes while DAP, PAS and PKR managed to get 5.6 million votes. About 2 million voters did not vote in the recent general election.
Now this is where Nurul Izzah and the rest of the leaders in Pakatan Rakyat (including lawyers) got it wrong.
Our election system is not through popular voting. We vote via a parliamentary system.
Among the countries that use pure parliamentary system are Canada, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Italy, Israel, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and India.
Even the United States uses electoral system, and not popular votes to choose its President.
So how exactly does Malaysia and the nations that use parliamentary system select their government? In layman terms, it is like this:
The country is divided into districts or, parliamentaries. All registered voters will select one candidate from a particular political party as winner in each parliamentary and this winner will represent them in the Parliament (the Dewan Rakyat).
A party with the majority of winners in the combined parliamentary seats (all 222 of them) will become the federal government. That is why, in our democracy, getting the majority of seats (as opposed to getting the majority of votes) is important. The reason for this is purely simple – it protects the rights of the people in the less populated states and is a cornerstone of our federal vs states relationship.
Didn’t opposition leaders tell us too many times that it is time to decrease federalism in this country?
Wouldn’t it be unfair if what Nurul Izzah is propagating is accepted as the basis to form a government, then the battle to become Federal Government is decided by the people in west coast Malaysia and not by the rest of Malaysia!
The recent statistics in our last general election are simple to read – DAP won bigger majorities in seats within urban areas while Barisan Nasional won bigger number of seats but with much, much smaller majorities. As a matter of fact, the combined majority of Teresa Kok and Kim Kit Siang is already 65,000 votes. Hence, the opposition garnered bigger number of votes but obtained smaller number of seats.
This is possible because we work in the current operating system called, the parliamentary system. Let’s put this into perspective – you have been using the iPhone and living under the iOS system all this while and yet when things didn’t go your way, you complain about the iPhone because it doesn’t use the Android system.
That argument is impractical and inconsequential.
The ultimate fact, which no matter how the opposition trying to spin is, Barisan Nasional won bigger number of seats and that fact is enough for it to form the Federal Government in the parliament.
So what is the correct definition of a popular voting? It is actually irrelevant in the context of Malaysian democracy system.
For whatever reason people lose, the delusion that they had won the general election is perhaps the most pathetic kind of excuse for a sore loser could come up with.
Even their lawyers got the term ‘minority government’ wrong. Minority government simply means, when a political party or coalition of parties does not have a majority of overall seats in the parliament but is sworn into government to break a hung parliament election result.
Simply put, Barisan Nasional is neither a minority government nor the fact that it doesn’t have the legality to form a government. It fulfils both criteria and what Nurul Izzah must understand is that ignorance of our electoral system is not a good sign of a leader with a sound mind, particularly since she is a parliamentarian herself.
Better yet, we seriously do not need a Pakatan gangster in the form of Haris Ibrahim who strongly claimed they will topple the government by this year because they are too impatient and too greedy to wait:
“We will take to the streets and take over Putrajaya. If we really want to overthrow them, there is no other way. Democracy does not work. The people cannot wait anymore. We don’t want to wait another five years. We will take the streets.”
Ironic that people who extol democracy and freedom to choose are the ones who refuse to believe in those things. Orwell’s Animal Farm comes to mind. I believe we have found another Napoleon, the pig.
My view is that the Chinese voters have given their best shot to vote for the DAP and the Pakatan in this round of elections versus the Malay voters who did not turn out in full force. – OutSyed The Box
The results of the recent concluded general election revealed one pertinent point.
That with the majority of chinese in peninsular Malaysia voted Pakatan Rakyat in bulk, they could only secure 89 seats in Parliament. That is just ONE seat more than Umno’s ability to garner the votes from Malaysian voters. We haven’t even take into account the rest of component parties in Barisan Nasional.
UMNO – 88
MCA – 7
MIC – 4
Gerakan – 1
PBB – 14
PRS – 6
SPDP – 4
PBS – 4
PBRS – 1
UPKO – 3
Total – 133
It is now imperative that Barisan Nasional look into their strategy of national reconciliation. Obviously, all the reconciliation efforts for the past 4 years under the Prime Minister in order to appease and mollycoddle the chinese community particularly in the peninsular Malaysia did not work.
All the money being pumped into their chinese schools, all the recognition given to their university and their exam certificates as well as uplifting their education system (to the detriment of national unity) and all the opportunities given to their businesses, has failed.
The PM must recognise that the advice given by his advisors on the chinese issue were miscalculated and erroneous.
With the MCA and Gerakan totally decimated by the will of their own community, it is therefore be concluded that the majority of chinese here in West Malaysia do not want to be represented by the federal government.
You are responsible for the consequences of your voting action.
What needs to be done now is for the PM to appoint more wakil rakyats from Sabah and Sarawak into the cabinet. There are many more communities over there that still appreciate what Barisan Nasional has given them all these years – development, peace, stability and economic prosperity.
Since we know the people in Sabah and Sarawak (be it chinese, iban, malays, indians, kadazans etc) care about Barisan Nasional, Barisan Nasional in return must focus more on East Malaysia.
Perhaps, more representation in cabinet is befitting. As the chinese here in West Malaysia rejects the concept of 1Malaysia, 1Malaysia should make a stronger presence in East Malaysia.
Why would we want to focus on people who do not want to be part of the ruling government?
It is also timely for Barisan Nasional to give direct membership to people who believe in the Barisan Nasional philosophy but quite apprehensive in joining Umno, MCA, MIC, PBB or other component parties. This will definitely appeal to the urban populace who are politically incline to contribute.
There is also a need for automatic registration to those who reached the age of 21. This is vital for the fight in the next general elections.
Barisan Nasional again has been caught sleeping. It has been sleeping since 2004. If they continue to sleepwalk their entire administration for the next 5 years, be certain that Barisan Nasional will lose Johor and East Malaysia as well.
Although Umno gained more seats this time around, do remember that they lost many, many more seats they had contested. The sense of accomplishment that Umno had performed better than 2008 is exactly the sense of false strength that will be their downfall in the coming years.
Although Umno and their East Malaysian component parties can rejoice about this false victory, they must be cognisant of the fact that Pakatan Rakyat is gaining ground. The opposition would just need to break the malay votes further and launch a campaign that will ensnare them to vote for Pakatan in the next general election since they have already secured the chinese votes.
This is the reality. If the effort to continue appeasing the chinese here in West Malaysia is looked upon as a sign of weakness by Umno, be sure that come GE14, there will be more spoilt votes.
Yes, we are talking about voting along racial lines as propagated by the DAP and its chinese community. Hence, the chinese tsunami of 2013.
And poor PAS with its 21 seats. That’s 2 seats less than what they had won in 2008. It seems that their sacrifice in being the accomplice of DAP has made their dream to institute hudud law in this country getting gloomier as the years gone by. Muslim malays just can’t seem to catch a break.
The next immediate step for the PM is to form a cabinet sans all the old faces we inherited from Pak Lah’s administration. No more Nazri Aziz and his ilk.
People say that the PM needs a Rottweiler in Parliament. But how many times this puppy went against the BN consensus and issued statements which are friendly towards Pakatan?
If the PM wants a Rottweiler, there are many more capable MPs which can do the task even better. It’s just they had not been given the chance. Belum cuba belum tahu.
As for cabinet posts, emphasis should be given to the Home Ministry as this ministry will have its hands full for the next 5 years. Hishamuddin Hussein failed in his task as Home Ministry and should be given the the job of Foreign Ministry so that he can learn to have more cojones while working abroad.
Hanifah Aman, should head the Home Ministry as he is seen as having more strength and determination in performing his task. He was fearless in engaging overseas protesters and perhaps, in the spirit of focussing more on leaders from East Malaysia, this move is perfect for both the PM and the West Malaysians.
The Umno Youth head with an increasing majority in his constituency should be made a deputy minister in a junior ministry, at most. There were talks that he should be made a full minister but this may not be a wise move as one should learn the ropes first. One must remember that Umno Youth failed to make inroads among the young voters despite organising many events trying to attract them towards Umno and Barisan Nasional. The social media unit of Umno Youth was abysmal and could not fight against Pakatan’s more organised social media users. As the result, Umno/BN youth lost the young urban votes.
Another vital ministry is the Finance Ministry where the PM should let go of the position Finance Minister I and give it to a professional. Zeti Akhtar for instance. Or perhaps Husni Hanadzlah should just hold the ministry in its sole capacity. I believe he is a good man and has performed his duty well.
These are just a few pertinent points in the cabinet issue. There is no point in discussing more of it until the PM has decided. Only then we can see if the PM is serious is improving and transforming his team.
Belum sampai seminggu Adun Pakatan Rakyat bagi DUN Bandar, Azan Ismail telah menipu rakyat dengan mengatakan Barisan Nasional menaikkan tarif eletrik selepas memenangi pilihanraya yang ke 13 Ahad lalu.
Amat malang bagi rakyat yang mengundi beliau Ahad lepas kerana disogokkan dengan penipuan tersebut. Dan amat malang lagi kerana hadiah pertama beliau kepada kita semua adalah antara perkara yang dikutuk agama beliau sendiri, iaitu – berdusta.
Azan Ismail berkata:
Kenaikan tarif elektrik hadiah pertama BN kepada rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR 8 MEI: Kenaikan tarif elektrik merupakan hadiah terbesar BN kepada rakyat setelah memenangi pilihan raya umum (PRU) lalu, kata Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Bandar, Azan Ismail.
Beliau mengulas kenaikan caj tambahan sebanyak satu peratus pada bil elektrik Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) kepada pengguna dengan jumlah bil RM77 ke atas atau penggunaan lebih 300kWh sebulan.
Pengumuman kenaikan itu dibuat Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Pihak Berkuasa Pembangunan Tenaga Lestari (Seda), Badriyah Abdul Malek, sehari sebelum PRU berlangsung Ahad lalu. (SEDA tidak mengumumkan. Mereka menerangkan)
“Ini hadiah pertama BN kepada rakyat setelah menang pilihan raya. Selepas ini akan ada banyak lagi hadiah besar,” kata Azan ketika dihubungi.
Menurutnya, pelbagai lagi kenaikan harga barang dan perkhidmatan akan berlaku selepas ini kerana BN mahu mengutip semula wang yang telah dilaburkan kepada rakyat sebelum pilihan raya lalu.
“Sebelum pilihan raya, pelbagai gula-gula termasuk Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia diberi. Sekarang masa untuk balas dendam dan mereka tak sabar-sabar nak kutip semula wang tersebut daripada rakyat,” kata Azan.
Pengerusi KEADILAN Terengganu itu juga tidak menolak kemungkinan tarif elektrik terpaksa dinaikkan kerana syarikat-syarikat kroni sudah melabur sebelum pilihan raya.
“Saya dapat banyak maklumat bahawa BN dapat pelaburan dari banyak syarikat sebelum pilihan raya. Setelah menang, syarikat terlibat tekan BN untuk mendapatkan pulangan,” jelas Azan.
Caj tambahan elektrik bagi bil RM77 ke atas
Caj tambahan satu peratus pada bil elektrik Tenaga Nasional Bhd hanya dikenakan kepada 25 peratus pengguna domestik sebagai sumbangan kepada Tabung Tenaga Boleh Diperbaharui (RE) untuk melaksanakan Tarif Galakan (FiT) yang berkuat kuasa sejak 1 Disember 2011.
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Pihak Berkuasa Pembangunan Tenaga Lestari (Seda), Badriyah Abdul Malek berkata, caj tambahan satu peratus itu hanya akan dikenakan kepada pengguna dengan jumlah bil elektrik RM77 ke atas atau penggunaan lebih 300kWh sebulan.
“Sehingga awal tahun ini, Seda telah mengutip RM321.46 juta untuk tujuan membiayai projek-projek tenaga boleh diperbaharui.
“Seda juga telah membayar RM18.7 juta bagi menampung projek yang sedang berjalan,” katanya dalam sidang media di Putrajaya, kelmarin.
Menurutnya, secara keseluruhan, Seda akan membelanjakan RM4 bilion untuk membiayai kos projek-projek tenaga boleh diperbaharui di seluruh negara termasuk Sabah yang akan dilaksanakan suku pertama tahun depan.
“Tenaga boleh diperbaharui penting bagi menukar sumber tenaga negara daripada bahan api fosil yang telah dikenal pasti penyumbang besar kepada pemanasan global dunia kepada solar fotovoltik, biomass, biogas dan hidro kecil,” katanya.
Badriyah berkata, penjelasan berhubung caj tambahan itu perlu dilakukan selepas isu itu hangat diperkatakan di laman sosial.
Menurutnya, pengguna yang terlibat dengan caj tambahan itu turut berpeluang menyertai Program Rumah Solar Atas Bumbung yang dilancarkan Seda sejak September tahun lalu.
“Sehingga kini kami telah meluluskan 1,000 permohonan daripada pengguna sekitar Lembah Klang, Pulau Pinang dan Perak untuk program itu,” katanya.
Apakah yang Azan Ismail dapat dari penipuan ini?
Rakyat akan tidak semena-mena marah kepada kerajaan persekutuan dan inilah yang beliau harapkan. Malahan inilah yang Pakatan Rakyat harapkan. Apabila mereka tidak mempunyai kekuatan dalaman yang boleh diketengahkan kepada pihak orang ramai, mereka hanya boleh harapkan taktik kotor seperti ini untuk mendapat undi.
Oleh kerana Azan Ismail merupakan seorang beragama Islam yang tidak takut kepada neraka, beliau tidak akan meminta maaf kepada orang ramai walaupun beliau terbukti salah. Walaupun terbukti bahawa kerajaan tidak menaikkan tarif elektrik sebagai ‘hadiah’ selepas pilihanraya, Azan Ismail tidak akan mengaku salah.
Adakah ini yang diharapkan oleh rakyat?
Adakah ini kualiti seorang wakil rakyat dari Pakatan Rakyat?
Walaubagaimanapun, kita berharap Azan Ismail akan lebih pandai dan up-to-date dalam ilmu pengetahuan semasa. Belakang parang kalau diasah, lagikan tajam. Inikan pula pemimpin dari Pakatan Rakyat.
Keadilan Daily mungkin menerima risiko di saman SEDA atau TNB. Tetapi ini disebabkan oleh kebodohan mereka sendiri yang tidak tahu menyiasat terlebh dahulu berita mereka sendiri. Etika kewartawanan tidak wujud di dalam akhbar mereka.
Kita tunggu perkembangan seterusnya.
Di dalam isu yang lain, Tenaga Nasional Berhad terpaksa membuat pengumuman khas di dalam laman Facebook mereka kerana terdapat banyak tohmahan dari pihak DAP mengatakan bahawa bekalan elektrik terputus di beberapa pusat perkiraan undi.
Pelanggan yang dihormati,
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) ingin memberi maklum balas kepada beberapa dakwaan di dalam sosial media mengenai gangguan bekalan elektrik ketika proses pengiraan undi Pilihan Raya Umum ke 13.
Berdasarkan maklum balas pasukan tunggu sedia TNB, kami mendapati semua pusat pengiraan undi tidak mengalami sebarang gangguan bekalan elektrik semasa proses pengiraan undi berjalan.
Justeru, kami memohon kerjasama semua pihak agar menghentikan dakwaan ini.
Bagaimana pun jika anda mempunyai sebarang maklumat mengenai gangguan bekalan yang berlaku, sila nyatakan tempat dan masa kejadian supaya siasatan lanjut dapat dijalankan.
Terima kasih menggunakan perkhidmatan TNB CareLine
Amatlah mengecewakan apabila Pakatan Rakyat tidak mampu lagi untuk menjadi pihak pembangkang yang berwibawa dan berintegriti. Apabila penipuan dan fitnah menjadi amalan mereka, mana mungkin rakyat dapat perkhidmatan yang tulus dan terbaik dari Pakatan Rakyat.
Top 10 Little Uncircumspect, Uncircumcised Reasons for the Malay Vote Swings in PRU-13
A total political tsunami, including a massive exodus of malay voters swinging over to the Pakatan, would have happened had it not been for some minor silly mistakes that the entire PR machinery had brought about. Remember: the kingmakers are the rakyat. And in particular, the Kampung folks and the deep suburban housewives and youngsters, and the oil palm plantation workers and the estate rubber tappers. The east coast fishermen and the west coast factory workers. These are the silent giants, the mute decision makers. You won’t want to cross them. And crossing them was what happened in the recent election. Let’s have a look at some of them here: some of them had been gelled for some time already, while some of them emerged just a few days before election day:-
1) Cute But Vulnerable Election Slogans. It’s good to have catchy little slogans that people can carry and shout around, not to mention to make stickers with which you can stick everywhere. But if you do that, can you please make sure that they are soooo invincible that it leaves no one, and I mean no one, able to find alternative, albeit equally catchy, phrases? So for example:-
a) Asalkan Bukan UMNO. Or ABU, as created by lawyer Harris Ibrahim. Almost overnight, its sensation and impact drizzles down when the pro-Umno guys came up with an alternative of what the acronym really stands for: Allah Bersama UMNO! Yes, that Allah that the DAP wants to share, remember? But frankly, among the kampong folks, which one do you think is more appealing: the Asalkan Bukan one or the Allah Bersama one?
b) Ini Kali Lah. I thought this one would be cute too, when lo and behold, the BN Dead Poets Society came up with their own version of what the PR reeeeaaaalllly means: Lain Kali Saja Lah …
2) Cute and Witty but Harmful Remarks. Irrespective of how much you hate Dr Mahathir, no one (apart from some die-hard Mahathir dissenters in Rocky Bru’s comment columns) would so much hate the former Prime Minister vehemently. So imagine your PR number one man saying something like “Kalau mahu mati, mati saja lah …” So the karma goes back to him. And what about that do’a by the brother of Nik Aziz: “KO UMNO! KO UMNO! KO UMNO!” So it got the common and ordinary folks into thinking … hey this is really unbecoming of a group of people who claims truth and righteousness side with them. And they voted …
3) Cute Little Multimedias. Well, we’ve seen them all. The mirip Anwar sommersaulting the China Doll. The mirip Anwar groping a guy’s scrotum in a hotel room. The mirip Anwar sweet-talking a boy in another hotel room, believed to be the rudimentary beginnings of foreplay. Then there’s the mirip Azmin Ali offering some Cornetto to a lady friend in a bathroom. The mirip Stopa Ali asking his … err… wife… to massage him for RM1400 after … err… performing his duty as a husband. Yes yes I know. People are tired and loathsome with all these raunchy videos, but then, they either go back to their homes believing that UMNO is such a GRRREEAAAT filmmaker to come up with movies so very much like the original people that even great Hollywood directors could not do, or … there MAY be something to it. There MAY be something to all these allegations and proofs after all. And they thought and they thought. And then they voted.
But the voters look beyond these videos and multimedia. They observe silently, pool all the information they gather around them, and put two and two together. For example, this is what they have been thinking:
- Nasharuddin Isa takes a trip with Najib to meet some Mid East scholars and he’s expelled? (When he was shown flanking ranks with some DAP harbis he was considered a hero)
- Hassan Ali insisting that malay-filled Shah Alam should not be selling alcohol in public and raided a premise that did, and when he opposed Ronnie Lieuw to ask the government to “put them alcohol back”, he was expelled?
- When Stopa Ali’s mirip video was shown, the entire PAS machinery deem it Unislamic to expose a person’s keaiban? But much earlier Hadi Awang goes on record to say that it is okay to expose the wrongdoings of a leader, and he means his raunchy ones too, if it is for the reason of telling the voters what kind of man that that particular leader is. He was, of course, referring only to BN leaders.
- When PR leader championed LGBT, Pluralism, Israeli rights etc, none of the PAS leaders bat an eyelid?
4) A Little Over-the-Top Be Bop Flip Flop. Well how would you like to vote for leaders who, at one point says that there shall be no hudud and thereafter says that there shall. First the name of Allah can be used by those who don’t believe in His Oneness and then (for the sake of votes) say that they can’t. First you say Lynas will produce mutant babies and therafter say that it is safe. If you can flip before elections, say the voters, what makes you think that you cannot flop right after it?
5) The Lahad Datu Fiasco. Reports of Tian Chua and Sivarasa’s trip to Manila just before the intruders intruded, and Nur Misuari’s open support for PR as well as Anwar Ibrahim’s meeting before him prior to the fiasco, made people wonder just what the hell is going on. But when lives are lost, they decided they if they can’t defend their sovereignty using guns, they would do so using their voting rights. And they did.
6) The Open Zionist Israeli support for the PR. Oh Brother! Of all these 10 reasons, this one is perhaps the stupidest of all. I mean, what were they THINKING? And who was it that convinced those Israeli firsters to shoot a video of themselves and send it to Ziono-phobic Malaysia to gain votes? I mean, I would even to start believing that there are certain sections in DAP out to sabotage the party by convincing them to do this one up. Either that, or the DAP really should replace their strategists. This point is self-explanatory.
7) Increasingly glaring revelations by Anwar’s closest friends and aides. Yes. The ones who know Anwar rightly and deeply are not the Surendrans or the Sivarasas or the Rafizi Ramlis who just got to know Anwar only since last year or so. The people who were with Anwar for like more than 4 decades—the ones who created ABIM together with him, who supported him even before he was UMNO, the ones who were his schoolmates, the ones who defended him in court 15 years back, the ones who taught together with him in Yayasan Anda right during the days when Anwar still goes around in buses in rubber slippers. These are the ones who have left him, for good reasons. And the reasons, the gory details for their doing so, is scattered everywhere in the the net. And it’s not a pretty picture, I tell you!
8) Saiful’s Kaabah Sumpah Laknat. Folks, do not belittle the power of Sumpah Laknat. You know, the one that starts with Wallahi, WaTallahi, WaBillahi … A muslim can rob, a muslim can steal, a muslim can entertain his neighbour’s wife playing konda-kondi wearing expensive Calvin Klein socks and nothing else, but ask him to perform this sumpah, he wouldn’t dare. And in front of the Kaabah? Doubly wouldn’t dare. And isn’t this the very exact introductory sumpah that became the pivotal statement of Najib’s oath as a Prime Minister in front of the Agong yesterday? And let’s say, takdirwise, and nau’zubillah, that Anwar DID become prime minister. Wouldn’t he have to undergo the same sumpah in front of the Agong? That very sumpah that Anwar says is unislamic, unnecessary and above all, means nothing? And latest is, just a few days before the polls, came the exploding revelation of this former Anwar aide by the name of Rahimi. He was a close friend to Saiful, and man! Those who had any doubts in Saiful before, better be hearing this guy out. The details, the very clear picture of what happened at the heights of the Saiful allegations on Anwar, those few hours preceding it … there is absolutely no way at all that this guy could be lying. Who else would know that much detail? And equipped with all this, the silent voter goes to the polls.
9) Very dubious Characters of PR strongmen. And very strange ones too, not to mention horny. First they caught a PAS guy doing acrobatics with another man’s wife inside a train—caught red handed by the jilted husband himself! Brought him to the Tok Guru, and the latter, in the manner of a Catholic Pope, announced that said playboy had already been pardoned by Allah! Luckily no monetary indulgences were necessary. And then they trapped this PKR biggie talking to a mole in the internet, who was able to convince the guy to open up his pants and beat his meat in front of the camera. And then they sort of put two and two together, and lo and behold, suddenly Mat Sabu’s Room 121 case, Ustaz Badrul Amin’s tryst with another guy’s wife in hotel room etc etc seem all too real, too believable and too … humanly possible!
10) The sudden realization of what the WHOLE thing means. There is an overwhelming suspicion that says the Chinese are really not against corruption and fairness and transparency etc etc at all. For if applying the same standards, they would have equally complained about PR-led states like Selangor and Penang too. But of course when cornered they can always shift the blame to faulty Microsoft Excels or convenient typing errors, such errors sometimes potentially costing a billion ringgit or two. But apparently, the Object of Contention is the Malays! Yes, their slogan Malaysian Malaysia really means, Chinese Malaysia. I mean, that’s what are in the minds of these simple folk voters as to what it really means. And after the ordeal is over, especially in Gelang Patah, it is clear that chinese voters would prefer Mummy-Foo’ed Kit Siang who, in his 40 years of existence, had absolutely nothing to prove of his worth as a Malaysian politician, over squeaky-clean Ghani Othman, the architect of Modern Johore Development, just because Ghani is a malay and Kit Siang is a chinese. That, along with pictures like the ones shown below, are not helping voters to side not along racial lines at all:-
Suddenly, the voters awoke from their slumber. Suddenly, the kampong voters stop to ponder what it all means:-
- Here’s a vote to allow LGBT to take roots in Malaysia
- Here’s a vote to make me complicit in establishing pluralism as a national Ideology
- Here’s a vote to abolish, or reduce, article 153
- Here’s a vote to UBAH … for the worse !
Utusan Malaysia today asked a very pertinent question and perhaps the most important question any leader in Barisan Nasional worth his salt would be asking – “What more do the chinese want?”
The article stated the facts that had been happening during Najib’s tenure as prime minister and his effort in wooing the chinese towards Barisan Nasional. Judging by theresults of the recently concluded general election, those initiatives and special treatment accorded to the chinese community wasn’t appreciated in the form of votes.
Basically, the utusan journalist – Zulkiflee Bakar showed his tremendous journalism skill in asking the right and brave question. A question which non of the Barisan Nasional leaders dare to say it out loud and non of the chinese voters will answer truthfully.
So, the question has been asked.
What would be the answer? Most likely, the chinese that didn’t vote BN will answer along these lines -
a) We want democracy, zero corruption and more transparency.
b) We have had enough of over 50 years of the same government.
c) We want to end race based politics
e) We want to stop discrimination against the non-malays.
f) Any other politically correct answers.
All the answers above are mild answers but not really the CORRECT answer. This is because, all the reasons given above happens in Pakatan Rakyat as well.
a) There is no democracy and transparency in Pakatan Rakyat especially in DAP and PKR. DAP has gag orders and PKR has an unelected leader as their leader for life. DAP’s elections were rigged and now they are in trouble with the ROS. As for corruption, who would forget Nga Kor Ming’s tailoring contract to his wife? Or Ngeh Koo Ham’s business venture into getting lands in Kelantan worth millions of ringgit? Not to mention, Lim Guan Eng’s RM4.3 billion (I lost count on the cost changes of this project) tunnel project fiasco which undoubtedly will have a toll running for decades when it is completed. The chinese must have been kidding when they didn’t vote Barisan Nasional because they wanted democracy, zero corruption and more transparency. Therefore, this is not the real answer.
b) DAP has a leader which has been at the helm for nearly 45 years! Hence, the chinese contention that they are sick of the length Barisan Nasional in power, does not hold power. Unless of course, this is also not the real answer.
c) Pakatan Rakyat not only has a race based politics, they are also religion based party. With chinese dominated DAP whereby it is the chinese that control their central command, there is actually no power sharing among the races in DAP. Everyone must pay homage to the one and only dictator and his son, the little emperor. DAP is also very much christian in their outlook while at the end of the spectrum, PAS and their islamic firebrand kind of politics. It is only a matter of time, these two parties will implode from within and hopefully near each other due to their vast dichotomy of different ideologies. On the other hand, only the blind will deny that Barisan Nasional is a race based party as it is a coalition of multi racial parties. The power has been diluted and shared among the many different ethnics and communities. If Umno had its way in monopolising power just for itself, this country would have been very different indeed. Obviously, for the chinese to hate race based politics is not the real answer too.
d) In Pakatan Rakyat, the discrimination against non-malays is quite rampant as what we can see in Selangor when under the leadership of Khalid Ibrahim (and his DAP masters), many indian shrines or temples were abolished without warming or compensation. The plight of the folks from Kampung Buah Pala was greatly neglected after Lim Guan Eng attained power in Penang in 2008. You can’t be telling one party that you dislike the discrimination against non-malays but close one eye towards the discrimination performed by your OWN party. Hence, the chinese do not really care about the discrimination against the non-malays and this is really not the answer. If discrimination does exist, maybe because Barisan Nasional liked the chinese so much to enable that community to produce dozens of billionaires in this county. That is discrimination.
So what is the real answer?
What is it do they want?
It can be found between the lines in the article below. An answer which the DAP leadership do not want to say it out loud because it is a sensitive subject towards their partners in Pakatan Rakyat. That is why the DAP leaders today was so riled up by this article in Utusan. It touches their nerves. Utusan called their bluff. How could this Zulkiflee Bakar asked them this question? They can never answer it truthfully because it will only expose their true objective.
Kudos Zulkiflee Bakar for this terrific journalism. As the saying goes, great journalism is the ability to ask the right and the difficult question.
Masyarakat Cina gagal dalam usaha mereka untuk menumbangkan kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) yang orang Melayu menjadi terasnya.
Kegagalan itu sudah tentulah mengecewakan mereka yang amat berharap dalam Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU-13) ia menjadi medan untuk mereka ‘menguburkan’ UMNO melalui kejayaan pakatan pembangkang.
Biarpun mereka melakukan gerakan yang dilihat bersepadu di seluruh negara dengan memastikan hampir semua undi diberikan kepada parti cauvinis, DAP dan calon-calon pakatan pembangkang lain khususnya Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) namun ia belum cukup menumbangkan kepimpinan BN yang UMNO menjadi tonggak utama.
Justeru tidak hairanlah, semalam puak-puak yang dianggap tidak tahu mengenang budi ini melakukan tindakan yang memualkan apabila melancarkan apa yang dipanggil silent walk.
Program itu bertujuan menyatakan protes kononnya PRU-13 dijalankan secara tidak bersih dan mereka mahu rakyat bangkit melakukan protes berjalan secara senyap di kompleks-kompleks membeli-belah.
Malahan dalam laman Facebook dan Twitter tersebar gambar perbuatan biadab sekumpulan remaja Cina yang bergambar bersama Jalur Gemilang yang diterbalikkan.
Persoalannya apa lagi yang puak- puak ini mahu dalam bahasa mudah, ‘apa lagi orang Cina mahu’! Tidak cukupkah DAP memenangi 38 kerusi daripada 51 kerusi yang parti itu tandingi dan seterusnya menjadikan ia parti dominan dalam pakatan pembangkang.
Mungkin kekecewaan mereka biarpun diberi layanan yang begitu istimewa oleh kerajaan BN kerana pakatan pembangkang gagal memerintah.
Mereka membuat percaturan jika pakatan pembangkang menang ia akan membolehkan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dilantik Perdana Menteri dan Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah, Lim Kit Siang sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kedua.
Melalui cara itu, mereka berharap ia boleh dijadikan platform untuk membuat pelbagai tuntutan termasuklah mungkin menganggu gugat hak orang Melayu yang sudah termaktub dalam Perlembagaan.
Hakikatnya, masyarakat Cina sememangnya sudah lama menyimpan hasrat untuk memiliki kuasa politik yang kuat.
Berikutan kesediaan PKR dan Pas bekerjasama dengan DAP, masyarakat Cina melihat PRU-13 peluang terbaik, justeru mereka keluar habis-habisan mengundi dan memberi isyarat untuk menolak BN.
Segala kebaikan yang ditunjukkan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang mempelopori gagasan 1Malaysia langsung tidak dihargai.
Malahan kesudian Perdana Menteri melayani dan mempertimbangkan serta bertemu dengan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) cauvinis Cina, Dong Zhong turut dilupakan begitu sahaja.
Begitu juga dengan pelbagai program, projek dan tuntutan masyarakat Cina yang hampir keseluruhannya dilaksana dan dipenuhi oleh kerajaan BN.
Tetapi ternyata, mereka menjadi kelompok yang tidak tahu membalas budi. Mereka hanya bijak bersandiwara di hadapan pemimpin-pemimpin BN dengan tujuan memperoleh apa yang mereka hajati.
Apa yang mereka pohon diluluskan tetapi undi diberi kepada DAP. Kini mereka cuba pula hendak mencetuskan suasana tidak tenteram apabila melakukan pelbagai protes yang boleh membangkitkan kemarahan orang Melayu.
Kelompok seumpama ini perlu diperingatkan bahawa jangan sampai mereka dilihat terlalu melampau untuk membuat tuntutan politik mereka kerana kesabaran orang Melayu ada hadnya.
Dan apa yang pasti seperti mana kata bekas Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam; ”… mereka kata orang Melayu rasis sebaliknya, kali ini mereka sangat rasis.”