Thursday, July 27, 2017
The response to the lambasting of Top Dog cum Tok Wali cum Tun Dr Mahathir by Dato Najib [read here] at Invest Malaysia by the opposition leaders was telling. They were not bothered to defend his past.
Otai Reformasi leader resigned in protest of Mahathir's leadership of Pakatan Harapan. At the forum “Mahathir, agent of change or agent of destruction?”, panel were divided and few notably viewed him as doing more harm than good. [Read FMT here.]
Hishamuddin Rais comment below is viralling on social media as he stressed that Mahathir is aimless:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A friend with the opposition tip-off political movement within UMNO to oust Najib. He believes there is justified reasons.
It seemed almost similar to the thinking of someone close to Tun Dr Mahathir that facts do not matter but the (claimed) principle justified. Whatever principle, it is mere excuse for power and self serving economic interest.
That tip-off came late because it's long known Dato Husni Hanazlah is involved. Rosli Md Sah FB here revealed the UMNO division officials confer in Perth. Few months ago, there was a Bandung pow wow involving Perak UMNO and PPBM leaders.
What was our April posting, "PPBM's devious and dishonest politics" about then?
As we approach the general election, the distinction between truth and lies seemed irrelevant. The campaign is going to be dirty and dirtier, or rather bloody ugly. It will be far worse and tricky than yesterday's skirmish between UMNO and PPBM Youth in front of PWTC.
Monday, July 24, 2017
At the end of the previous posting here, there was a link to a Malaysiakini report (read here) of veteran MP, Ann Clwyd putting a motion to debate 1MDB in the House of Commons. For non-M'kini subscriber, more accessible news in The Malaysian Insight (TMI) here.
It is no co-incident that the early day motion was tabled after Tun Dr Mahathir returned from his London family raya gathering. It is widely suspected there was a meeting to collaborate a new spin on 1MDB with Sarawak Report's Clare Rewcastle Brown.
SR is currently aggressively spinning and promoting this new development and as usual to blow it out of proportion.
Friday, July 21, 2017
This posting should be read together with the previous posting here.
US Supreme Court judge, Clarence Thomas questioned US District of Justice use of civil asset forfeiture.
The article below:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Last week's reported incident of UK police giving notice to Raja Petra to refrain from writing about Sarawak Report's Clare Rewcastle Brown will not deter him from writing more about her.
In a country that practises and respect free press that Dato Najib faced barriers to undertake defamation lawsuit against her, the action she had taken to make a police report is unbecoming of western journalist that subscribe to the mantra of free speech and freedom of the press.
She herself is no less a writer of facts intertwined with fiction.
Her action indicate a sense of desperation no less than Tun Dr Mahathir's attempt to politicise the RCI on forex loss as a political attack against him.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Two days ago, the media reported Defense Minister and Special Function Minister, Dato Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn will be making a visit to the few Gulf state countries including Saudi Arabia.
Sundaily here highlighted the intention of his visit as a fact finding tour to understand the latest development on the ISIS threat.
Hishamuddin was reported by Asean Economy website here expressed concern of fleeing militants from the success of Iraq forces in Mosul and Raqqa re-establishing themselves in Asean.
The Malaysian royal police is giving more emphasis on anti-terrorism with IGP recently announced reshuffling of the top brass of police with the creation of another Deputy IGP post dedicated to anti-terrorism effort.
With regarding to the visit, Malaysiakini here reported Hishamuddin would also be playing the role to officially understand the Qatar-Gulf crisis.
It was reported in the foreign media that the crisis has to do with terrorism and militancy threat.
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