Thursday, November 28, 2019

DAP was the biggest loser at Tg Piai, not Mahathir


An extract of this blog's November 1st article entitled "Tanjong Piai by-election is a test for DAP" was republished by Ktemoc Konsider.

It was mentioned that "DAP members intend to vote against PH and teach Lim Guan Eng a lesson."

That formed the basis for this blogger's view for the candidate should be from MCA as to test the hypothesis and hopefully a possible turning point in Chinese voters' attitude towards BN. There have been a trend developing since DAP members' one-year displeasure of Tony Pua and overture to Guan Eng.

Ktemoc commentators did not agree. Monterball, an incorrigible blog commentator from Pak Lah's day felt MCA will win due to constant bombardment by social media critics against DAP Ministers. Another claimed DAP voters will vote against Tun Dr Mahathir. The last was upset against Muafakat Nasional.

It is a problem of being too early in expressing one's view. Dato Wee Ka Siong claimed earlier but who would take the words of a politician before an election.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Invoking Trojan horse in PKR, but in UMNO, it failed again


Tension in PKR between Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Dato Seri Azmin Ali has escalated.

As Mahathir's Trojan horse to split PKR and keep him as PM, Azmin is playing the role well. Despite the overwhelming condition, he is still holding up.

Anwar's people claimed he has at best only 5 PKR seats in Parliament for support. But, Azmin claimed he has 20. His collaborator claimed it could be 15 or 16.

On the other hand, Mahathir's trojan horse in UMNO is not doing so well.

Monday, November 25, 2019

High gear MSM spinning of Zahid and Arul Kanda-Najib trials


The propaganda mode of mainstream media towards Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak to spinning of fact, bias and unbalanced reporting, and non-disclosure of facts revealed in cross examination will deem them obselete.

Before GE14, public distrusted MSM report for bring pro-BN. PH win of GE14 is not improving the integrity of MSM. The same complain is heard within the government side against opposition on social media as heard before GE14.

It means PH is not serious about press freedom and when under political pressure, resort to the same antic as BN did before. If the demise of Utusan is a result of PR and PH boycott, the now pro-PH Media Prima and other MSM will follow suit.

Public will distrust MSM and stop buying it to prefer to seek for direct information online and read the various opinion and analysis found on social media. It explains why Gobind will repeat the same mistake to pay dedak to cybertrooper.

The attitude of MSM is no more obvious than the current trial against Najib and Arul Kanda on alleged tampering of audited report for PAC.

Friday, November 22, 2019

NAFAS Scandal: Lessons in the intricacies of governing


Minister of Agriculture, Dato Salahuddin Ayub and indirectly, the Prime Minister are being accused by MCA President and opposition MP for Air Hitam, Dato Wee Ka Siong in Parliament for giving out contract directly to NAFAS worth RM1.4 billon.

Apparently, it is done through a "jalan belakang" (back channel) upon consultation with the Prime Minister after NAFAS lost out in an open tender.

Opposition demanded an answer from the MInister by 4:00 PM but it was not forthcoming.

The video of the Parliamentary session below:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: ...Boop bop, Boop Bop ...


Boop bop, Boop Bop
Boop bop, Boop Bop
Boop bop, Boop Bop
Boop bop, Boop Bop

Way down South, in Birmingham
I mean South, in Alabam'
There's a place
Where people go to dance the night away

It's a junction
Where the town folk meet
At each function in their best they'll greet you

Monday, November 11, 2019

Not in Mahathir's life will Najib be acquited [Updated]


In a matter of few hours, High Court judge, Dato Mohd Nazlan Ghazali will deliver his decision on whether there is prima facie and Dato Najib will be required to put a defense.

We are now at the parking lot of the Jalan Duta to hear the decision.

Many months ago, a chance meeting in Bangsar with one of the defense council claimed Najib should be absolved but Tun Dr Mahathir will not allow for it.

SRC is a low lying case to prove Pakatan Harapan allegations on 1MDB and SRC against Najib since 2015.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Mahathir's Pakistan arm deal could further strain relation with India



The boycott of Malaysian oil palm by India may not be strong enough a message from India to Malaysia.

Tun Dr Mahathir had to test it further by getting into a military deal with Pakistan. The deal involving 400 anti-tank missile was reported by India's Times Now and uploaded on You Tube on November 5th recently.

Under Mahathir, Malaysia is taking a rather unconventional position on foreign policy to antagonise the superpowers, regional powers like India and even its neighbours.

Few days ago, India expressed reservation from being part of a regional trade pact, RCEP.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Disciplinary complain filed against Hishamuddin

The thrown under the bus with the throw-ee

A call received from a PWTC-based person on Saturday morning tipped-off that Dato Lokman Noor Adam lodged a formal complaint to the UMNO's Supreme Council and Disciplinary Board against Dato Hishamuddin Hussein Onn.

It was about time as few other parties are heard preparing similar complains. Disciplinary Board Chairman was reported in early November confirming investigations done on Hishamuddin and the complaint is the formality required to proceed.

Anger have been mounting for this blatant disregard for party leadership and betrayal on the party by Hishamuddin that was left unaddressed.

Dato Zahid Hamidi received the brunt of the fury following announcement to support Tun Dr Mahathir to finish his term as Prime Minister by 6 UMNO members of Parliament known to be close allies of Hishamuddin.

Their action ignored an announced Supreme Council decision to only allow authorised members to undertake any political negotiation with other political parties.

When Zahid mentioned in his speech at the UMNO Federal Territory convention of taking actions against sabotageurs and announced empowering Dato Johari Gani to take action against two leaders from Segambut and Titiwangsa divisions, it was not received well by UMNO supporters on social media.

Unless he gets Hishamuddin's hide, supporters were sceptical of Zahid's resolve to address the problems of turncoats and sabotageurs within the party. His warning was brushed off as typical political theatrics.

The complain will eventually prove Zahid is serious. Like his previous move to collaborate with PAS, he is stealth and patient in his political moves.

This time a suspended Hishamuddin could upset Mahathir's move to stay in power and forcing him to resign.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Tanjong Piai by-election is a test for DAP


Tanjong Piai sits at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia. In the 90s, there were ideas and proposals to take advantage of the attraction to turn it into a major tourist destination.

However, it never got off the ground. There were no serious commitment from both state and federal government.

Fishery, and local tourism are the main economic activities. Kukup is a popular seafood spot to Johor Baru folks and Singaporean.

The by-election arising from the death of Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister, Dr Farid could be considered as god-sent to give Tg Piai the national attention.

Currently, the political crowd are moving south for nomination tomorrow.

As they exit Simpang Renggam, the constituency of Dr Maszlee Malek and before driving towards Tg Piai, they would be reminded of his promise to offer no toll to vehicle exiting Simpang Renggam.

Politics of broken promises will be the main conversation for the next two weeks till polling date.

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