Tun Dr Mahathir's read the Deklarasi Rakyat at the gathering of DAP, PKR, PAN, dissident UMNO and leftist foreign funded NGO leaders yesterday.
The declaration claimed concern for the economic, political and social situation of the country but the fact is the political upheaval and heavy endless policking in the country, in which Tun M used to admit himself, is the work of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the oppositions.
The social problem in the country is due to agitation by the leftist liberal and foreign funded NGOs.
All these only gained traction when Tun Dr Mahathir join in the fray started by DAP and PKR on lie, manipulate and spin the 1MDB issue. Still unable to proof his allegations, Tun M insist Dato Najib be removed. That was the crux of yesterday's demand which is quite typical of political power play.
Surely, if yesterday's declaration was for rakyat, why is the bulk of the declaration from number 6 to 30 only talks of 1MDB?
Tun M have left traces, footprints and proofs everywhere that he is unhappy with 1MDB because it reversed his privatisation of IPP policy.
He used to be upset when he was told by Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing that Najib was to destroy his legacy. Not told is his legacy that have caused so much trouble to the rakyat and impoversih the nation is his abused privatisation policy.
He could be partly unhappy because his cronies are IPP owners. It has long been said that certain IPP owner/s are merely his proxies but no proof have been made available yet.
It cannot be ignored as to why the opposition that used to loudly echo the revelation by late Tan Sri Ani Arope is now against the vehicle used to buy back and resolve the issue of higher energy cost which contributed to the higher cost of living for decades.
Maybe it useful to look into the other issues raised by Tun M since most of the 1MDB issues have been answered or going through the investigation, audit and public enquiry process.
So let us deal with the economic issues of the rakyat he raised. It is rather few.
Concern on corruption?
3. Di bawah pentadbirannya negara jatuh tersenarai sebagai salah satu daripada 10 negara yang paling banyak mengamalkan rasuah mengikut laporan Ernst and Young Asia Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series 2013. Malaysia juga telah jatuh empat anak tangga Indeks Persepsi Rasuah 2015, dari 50 ke 54.This Tun M must ask MACC that have vehemently defended against any report on corruption. Such reports are usually made based on perception.
Should the report be more on successful cases made, a case for more corruption can be made. However, it could be argued that it is a better anti-corruption agency at work. According to MACC, they are highly respected by the world.
Maybe someone should look back at reports against Tun M during his administration. Was the various corruption indices and media reports abroad paint a corruption-less Malaysia?
For instance, after Tun M retired, a former reporter of WSJ, Barrian Wain accused Tun M raping US$100 billion from the national coffer. It was reported that Tun M would sue Barry Wain but till end of last year, it has been 6 action-less years.
Najib still have time to sue WSJ, maybe for a final scrubbing later?
4. Ini adalah kerana dianya percaya yang wang tunai boleh mempastikan kedudukannya sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Dia percaya bahawa duit adalah segala-galanya-"Cash is King".Is he not one also?
At least today, one can see that all the Bumiputera entrepreneurs including the so-called Daim boys or partner of Daim have been totally destroyed and obliterated. Only left are those allegedly his cronies. The sad part and Perkasa should take note that almost all his cronies are Chinese and one Indian.
The Indian allowed his TV station to live stream the declaration yesterday.
5. Peruntukan kepada semua Kementerian dan institusi awam termasuk universiti telah dikurangkan kerana ketandusan kewangan. Walaupun telah diperuntukkan, tidak ada sumber kewangan.Did it not happen during his time?
It was even worst. Students still studying were recalled back to Malaysia and not able to complete their degrees. At least, it did not happen during Najib's time.
Our youngest brother studying in Europe was in the midst of his Masters when called back home.
Luckily, he had family to support him and a generous church and good Christian provided him accommodation and assisted him with a loan. Our brother stayed back to work to repay back the generous man.
During Mahathir's time, there was only a handful of University. Najib had to look into the affair of many universities, university college and vocational college, students and lecturers. Don't talk cock!
This was a political propaganda idea suggested to him as political propaganda to win younger voters by a former army Captain. The man himself hardly has sufficient education.
31. Rakyat juga semakin menderita.GST was necessary due to the low tax collection. GST saved the nation from bankruptcy.
32. GST yang dikenakan Najib, kenaikan kadar tol lebuhraya, kesemuanya mengakibatkan kenaikan kos sara hidup, memaksa perniagaan ditutup, menyebabkan industri kepunyaan asing menghentikan operasi dan berpindah kepada negara lain. Ini mengakibatkan peningkatan kadar pengangguran.
The nation is in a cash strapped situation because Petronas could not contribute RM30 billion due to the drop in oil prices. A financially strapped nation cannot help it's poor citizen and boost the economy.
If left to follow Tun M's recipe, Malaysia would flounder under IMF and World Bank. Hard decision had to be made. If Petronas had not been raped under Tun M administration, in which DAP and PKR is well aware, there could still be sufficient reserve for country.
Two main contributors for rising cost of living are energy and transport. Maybe Tun M should blame himself for doing the privatisation that came with guaranteed profit and rising tariff!
Business change to other countries because Tun M refuse to undertake the reform or now transformation necessary for a nation that could no longer rely on cheap labour and production based economy.
33. Walaupun rakyat membantah, Najib tetap menyertai Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik(TPP)Amerika yang mengikis hak kita untuk membuat dasar dan undang-undang yang sesuai bagi negara kita.How many appeared at TPPA demonstration and forum? Was it as much as a Bersih rally? PPSMI rally? UMNO gathering at Bukit Jalil Stadium?
How much spinned and misinformation was spread by Bantah TPPA movement? During their forum, they did not have the guts to allow the present Dato Wahid Omar to answer. Too shy to be told they are wrong.
The effort of Tok Pa and his team at MITI in their negotiation had managed to changed the term of the TPPA signed to differ significantly from the original draft of TPPA.
Much of the terms expressed in TPPA are something DAP, except for union activist Charles Santiago, agreed. Is this an issue dear to the "Pakatun coalition" or only to Tun M?
Mere political rhetorics
34. Hari ini imej Malaysia amat buruk sekali....The rest should be read in Malaysiakini here.
It is all political rhetorics that can be debated and argued without any conclusion but serve only to influence the public to support their hodgepodge existence.
At the same time, Tun M propaganda and internation PR team has got The Economist to write a damaging piece on Najib, entitled The Najib Effect. It was answered by this new portal here.
It was only a necessary attack to cloud the rakyat from the good news coming out from the current crisis. Read The Star here.
What else about the rakyat is off concern to capitalist Tun M who could hardly be seen visiting the rakyat during flood and catastrophe in his days as PM?
Yes, we were once supporter.
But by Tun M being together with the same bunch of agitators and trouble makers responsible for the destability and creating chaos in these countries for decades, he has confirmed himself as a hypocrit whose words are not to be believed as it is only to serve his selfish purpose.
It also confirmed that he is the same as all of them.
And, it is he who was responsible for robbing the nation of its wealth, creating a politics of animosity, and destabilising and creating the chaos in this country.
It's time to stop covering him up. He is no more retired from politics but still an active player. There was a lot of truth to what have been said all these years.
At one time, the issues raised with bloggers were sympathy with the murderer Sirul, and vehemently against BR1M. It looks like it is left with only Vincent Tan's agenda to abolish GST and the agenda of Tun M's IPP taukeh to destroy their competitor 1MDB.
Nothing really about rakyat.
It pales in comparison to Najib's long list of program for the rakyat, especially the poverty stricken people of Sabah and Sarawak which Tun M have intentionally ignored throughout his reign!