Happy New Year 2018.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Since he claim #Taktau, Tun Dr Mahathir has limited room to convince the public he is innocent of the now disclosed humongous BNM forex trading loss of RM31.5 billion.
He can't go on to dispute and sue RCI, blame on Dato Najib, Dato Murad and BNM, and claim conspiracy against him It is politically damaging. The person revealing the actual figure is an alleged ally in the 1MDB fix-up. and it has silenced him from using 1MDB as campaign material for 6 months.
So he resort to the generic propaganda strategy Tan Sri Sanusi Junid oftenly employed through his entertaining and sometimes made up revealing story-telling:
If you can't convince, confuse them.Just like raising dumb issues could only open more Pandora boxes, attempt to confuse the public only raise more questions.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
PNB Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar announced a return of 8.25% to ASB accountholders.
It was the result of a long effort to restructure the investment portfolio. Since taken over the Chairmanship, Wahid has set a higher ambitous target for PNB and ASB/ASN.
To reflect their more ambitous posture, PNB is building a new headquarter near Stadium Merdeka.
Zakhir Mohamed wrote in his FB to briefly explain ASB's performance:
Monday, December 18, 2017
This was a question that had long been asked.
Pakatan Harapan can criticise BN and make all sorts of claims but who will lead their government to implement all the promises and avoid the mistake they claim BN made.
Otherwise, they are merely spewing rhetorics with no clear plan laid out. Voters will say they have heard them but who will do it?
It makes all the difference between talking and doing. The first step in doing is to chose a leader who will eventually be Prime Minister.
Mahathir's expected plan was to place his heir apparent Dato Mukhriz Mahathir as a future Prime Minister and one of the many reason Mahathir is behaving this way is he was angry with Dato Najib for not ensuring an easy passage for Mukhriz to be one of the three VPs.
The problem is Mukhriz is not seen as a competent leader and his popularity waning. Audience are leaving during his ceramah in Kedah.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
It's December 14th today. Gosh the year is almost over.
Time passed by fast when you keep yourself occupied. So occupied that hardly have time to update as regularly as desired. Only today could finally come around to share an observation subsequent to a December 4th event at UiTM in Shah Alam.
A lawyer extended an invitation to this talk by US Supreme court lawyer, who taught at Harvard and Stanford University, on Criminal Litigation in the US. It was quite the usual campus scene with the presence of students, and professors but the presence of media.
In anticipation that forfeiture law will be discussed and perhaps being asked because you know why, few close bloggers and facebookers was extended the invitation.
Friday, December 08, 2017
My old friend from Melaka called this morning. About same age and an old hand in UMNO politics.
So we asked what his thought of Dato Najib's speech yesterday. His comment was many of the points are recycled.
In other words, Najib is not sending out new messages but reminding the delegates the course taken and he is steadfast to the journey of reform he has taken.
Everyone knows this is the last UMNO General Assembly before general election and the gathering today is about uniting the party and drumming up the election drum.
Joceline Tan in The Star here this morning gave a confident picture of UMNO.
Apparently a friend who attended a certain high level meeting last night got the message UMNO support for Najib is now overwhelming.
Mahathir's attack and antics only strengthened the party..
Thursday, December 07, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Berikut adalah teks penuh ucapan Presiden UMNO Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak bertajuk ‘UMNO: PELAKSANA WASIAT PUSAKA, HARAPAN SEJATI KESEJAHTERAAN NEGARA BANGSA’ pada perasmian Perhimpunan Agung UMNO 2017 di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.
BAHAGIAN I : MUKADIMAH
lhamdulillahi Rabbil A’lamin wa biHi nastain.
1. Terlebih dahulu, marilah kita sama-sama Bernaik Saksi Bahawa, Tiada Tuhan yang Selayaknya Disembah Melainkan Allah yakni Dia, serta para MalaikatNya, yang berSelawat ke atas Nabi Junjungan.
2. Lalu, diseru ke atas orang yang beriman bagi mengucapkan; Allahumma Solli Ala Sa iyy i – dina Muhammad, Wa a’la A – li Sai yyi – dina Muhammad .
3. Pertama-tamanya, pada pagi yang penuh permai, 7 haribulan Disember 2017, bersamaan 18 Rabiul Awwal 1439 Hijriah, marilah kita mendoa kan agar majlis ini menjadi perhimpunan yang dirahmati dan penangguhannya nanti sebagai satu amal yang di berkati oleh Allah, mudah-mudahan.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The political intrigue of the Puncak Niaga lawsuit continues.
The lawyer representing Puncak Niaga turns out to be the firm of Sreenevasan Young, in which Gopal Sreenevasan is the brother to Ambiga. The lawsuit have been given a political twist by UMNO propagandist to showcase something negative on Azmin's administration.
It come at a rather odd time when Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim have came out in the open in support of BN in Selangor. It makes Selangor more fluid as PAS used to oppose the sacking of Khalid.
It gets more interesting because Azmin's lawyer is from the firm of Daim and Gamany in which they were exposed as representing Selangor government in the controversy on the alleged Ijok land scam involving LCBN and the one currently being developed by Eco World and EOF.
Friday, December 01, 2017
Tun Dr Mahathir goes around the country calling Dato Najib as "penyangak, pencuri, penyamun & perompak" at political rallies.
Some claim he has turned senile or suffering from dimentia for repeating the same allegations and name calling. Having followed him for many years, he merely took a page from the manual of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebell to repeat a lie till the public believe.
True enough, senility may have creeped up on him as his name calling has gone overboard. It backfired on the son of an immigrant Kerala Kutty to call Najib as Bugis lanun and send him back to Bugis land.
It not only angered the Bugis descendents but the royalties and Indonesian politicians.
Mahathir hope it would go away since he stereotyped "Melayu mudah lupa". It did not and recently Sultan Johor described him as racist and a former Indonesian Minister called him an ill mannered old man.
There is a trend in Mahathir's name calling antics. It is actually reverse psychology at work to cover-up his own and same wrongdoings. It is he who is the "penyangak, pencuri, penyamun & perompak".
By labelling Najib, he hope to divert attention from his own wrongdoings.
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