The Progressives Against The Regressives

There now exist two large group of voters in our country. The progressives, usually from the bigger towns and cities who thought all the races should integrate, and the regressives, usually sub-urbanites and village dwellers whom are against it.

To the progressives, each and every race has its own strength and goodness. And if all the races could work together and integrate, they believe that our country would forge forward faster and become stronger because unity as they say, is strength.

As for the regressives, their rejection towards social integration is chiefly marked by their fear of losing out in competitiveness when measured against other races, whereas others fear that their ‘special position’ could be weaned off in time, which of course is imagery because their rights are embedded inside our constitution. Amongst those regressives are the ones who did not approve of social integration not because they fear, but because they have benefited from the handouts giventh them by those in power and there are those who thought their special position is a good option, as security for their childrens’ or own failure, but still were absorbed into the civil service. Because of reasons such as these, most will protect their special positions at all costs. So much so that it becomes a target for exploitation by irresponsible politicians and racists parties; by sowing hatred to garner votes~ that this land belongs solely to them, thus power sharing is non-negotiable.

In the minds of these regressives, they’d rather abstain from voting than to hand them to multiracial parties or parties that associate themselves with other races. That explains how a third of Malays did not vote this time round. But for those who did, they move in flocks and shifted to another stable, but again of their own kind, giving alternative racist parties an unexpected vote boost. Unlike the Chinese and Indians, these ultras are not comfortable with multiracial parties or Malay parties that associate themselves with other races, but that is how it is.

It is difficult to comprehend their simplistic view. But blood is nevertheless thicker than water. Unlike the Chinese and Indians who hast giventh their core representation, MCA and MIC, the boot a long time ago for being self enriching rather than standing up for their rights. To these ultras, a single corrupt minister does not make a corrupt party be. And when it comes to push and shove, they will continue to vote for others from within the same party until it is proven that the majority within that same party is corrupt before they collectively shift their votes.

Co-existing within this flummox exists the religious fundamentalists whose unequivocal reverence to their God has veiled their perception of the world. To them, utopia means getting this country to adapt to their way of life because to them, only one God exists, is all perfect and so, should his teachings never be wrong. This concept of tuning to God for solutions and ramifications appeal to many a believer. Settling first in the east coast, the once tiny blot now stains the entire region and beyond. To the religious, their popularity is an exoneration by God and an affirmation by the people that they are doing something right. The consequences, they have built many religious schools to groom their young whilst blinding them against all things un-Islamic. With one anomaly. Right or wrong, these youngs ended up venerating these religious heroes to cult like status, ready to do at will what is commanded them at the flick of a finger which explains the recent online spat splattered with blood spewing threats that led to the nationwide road block which beckons one to question if the curriculum and syllabus taught are deviant? If so, who are governing these kids?

Anything else is beyond the comprehension of the country. But if we tie these fundamentalists with the regressives, the potent may be lethal if and when exploited by ruthless racists and religious bigots who carelessly incite hatred for their own political gain. Because every Malay is a Muslim, it is futile for anyone of us to compromise their race and religion. The remedy, charismatic moderates learned enough to coax and allay their fear of progress through rightful interpretation of their holy books.

Statistics will reveal lot. And whoever wanted a more cautious explanation should scrutinise the statistics and make up of each state within every electoral constituency, weighted against age groups and margin of losing. Except for certain seats which in no uncertain way fell by a bigger margin to heavyweight candidates, it will be comforting to know that there are as many progressives as there are the regressives, staring at each other from the opposite side of the poles. Same religion, different outlook at life. Just what went wrong?

Many progressive city-folks have made good progress convincing their kampung elderly to embrace change; whilst the lest successful were chastised, resulting in family divides. But the hard question staring at us in the faces is are there anything to correct? Or should our Islamic and education ministry make more effort to monitor these schools besides devising newer curriculums and syllabuses to be placed directly under the purview of the respective sultans and governors whom constitutionally happens to be the rightful head of their religion? One thing is for sure. If the regressives and fundamentalists are comfortably left to themselves, sooner than later, these pseudo religious bigots will ruin and reign over our lives and our country will backslide in contrast to the wish of our Agong which is to unite and progress for a better Malaysia.

That’ll be unfortunate.

PM10

For those not in the know, ministers positions in our cabinet are not spelt out inside our Federal Constitution. And so is the DPMs position. In our Societies Act, a deputy’s position has always been a position ‘without’ portfolio. Specifically, it is not a key position, and the job function is mainly to assist the busy head of a club or society or PM in executing his duties. At best he becomes the acting PM until the tenure is over just in case the PM for some reason or another, cannot complete his term eg. due to death. At worst, the DPM is being given nothing to do.

Inside Anwar’s cabinet, all his DPMs including him holds two positions. Since they are taking a salary cut, holding two job functions means they are executing two duties side by side for the price of one. It is a very smart move to ensure his DPMs still earn their full pay and since it is a unity government, PHs election manifestos will also take a setback, because Anwar now has to share the government with other component parties whom may not hold the same ideology as PHs, thus Anwar also needed to sacrifice the many seats which could very well be distributed to his own deserving loyalists, if not for the hung Parliament.

(I believe that his component parties have also all agreed to have it pro-rated acccording to the number of seats each party garner, therefore the one seat Muda earns is hardly significant to deserve one full ministerial position inside the cabinet.)

As the Prime Minister, we can all agree to disagree that Anwar doesn’t need any other portfolios. But Anwar did, hang on to Finance, because someone needs to police the illicit cash outflow streaming out of our country causing severe monetary loss. And he took it upon himself a job that could risk offending many parties. For those not in the know, Anwar is one ‘Mr Clean’ seldom encountered in the history of Malaysian politics. And because of his nature, no robbers would want him in the way and thus, many prefer to work with PN. History has proven that Tun M needed to pin Anwar down with fabricated sodomy charges because they found nothing on Anwar that they could use to boot him from his position. Anwar also went against Tun M’s idea of giving ICs to refugees just to win the Sabah elections, which made Tun M suspect him as a traitor to Umno, a liability to his cabinet, and a threat to Tun’s position since a loss could mean Tun can be replaced. During his first stint as Deputy Prime Minister to Tun M long Ago, Anwar made a public appeal to the rakyat to report any known corruption to him personally, by promising them safety in return for being whistleblowers. This action of his nevertheless infuriate Tun M who then instructed Megan Junid Megat Ayub to plot his downfall.

Finance, is a far better alternative than the all powerful Home Ministry considering all the dramas acting out recently in our political arena. If Anwar is power crazy and fear others would topple him, he could have given himself the Home Ministry instead, since the Police, Immigration, MACC, the judiciary, are all within this portfolio. But he did not. As the PM, I suspect Anwar knows he should not be seen as the PM who could puppet the outcome of the court clusters or to press charges against financial discrepancies happening during Mahiaddin’s or Sabri’s tenure, if there are any. The judiciary, the MACC and the police force, has to be seen to be independent therefore he cannot afford the accusation in case any of them are brought to court, albeit they win or lose. As a step towards the independence of our judiciary, the Majlis Raja Raja has proposed to relief Anwar, as PM, from appointing the remaining five federal court judges.

Yes, all of us secretly wanted to see the all familiar faces in this new cabinet. And we are also concern with two names that sticks out like a sore thumb. Zahid and Zafrul. But for those who favours Zulkefly Ahmad, Yeo Bee Yin, Gobind Singh, KJ, etc. or even Syed Saddiq for that matter, I’m sure they are not left out as deputies except KJ who I believe would have accepted Anwar’s offer if not for Tok Mat in the cabinet.

Only that when the quota for cabinet positions is small for every party, compromises needed to be made, and in such cases, it is very usual that party presidents, deputy presidents and their Secretary General will get first priority as full ministers in the formation of the cabinet. Anwar too needed to ensure a fair distribution of woman inside his cabinet as well as the representation of the various ethnic races and states. And that is exactly what’s happening now. It is not an easy job sorting out the list of potentials, and naming the wrong person could very well break Anwar’s integrity but in the end, we should all be happy that 12 key full minister positions fairly went to PH party members since they earn the largest mandate, followed by BN and GPS.

No one, not even their own party members could imagine that PH and BN would one day become odd sleep mates. Zahid needs to consolidate his position after BNs bad showing and his party’s call for his immediate resignation, and Zahid knew only a stronger UMNO can regain back the spillover of votes to PN and PAS whom benefitted substantially from their failure. With this, he now finds solace with his new found partner, and hopefully work wisely and repent from his misdeeds, until fate would eventually decide his worthiness. A strong UMNO will be the downfall of PN and PAS. PH on the other hand, right now needed the numbers to form a solid government.

And all else, is yet to see. We should not be too hasty to judge this time around. We should learn to discard our ‘once an opposition, always an opposition’ mentality and go with the flow. Since it is a blue ocean cabinet, our Agong and Raja Raja’s also made some surprisingly wise blue ocean decisions, and we should be grateful that no untoward scene happen in the aftermath of GE15 through their intervention. Cos none of us initially thought that Anwar will be PM10 with all the resistance he face from PN.

Without fear nor favour

By right, Parliament is the correct platform where the choice of PM is selected by virtue of federal constitution rules. Either by ‘show of hands’ or ‘secret ballot’. And by right, an MP when Parliament convenes, becomes the mouthpiece of his electorate and the rakyat, not his party. So he vote for whoever he deems fit without fear nor favour, without being penalised or answerable to his party. His decision is based upon who he, as an MP thinks is fit to lead our country from the candidate proposed and seconded on the floor by the party whom ‘commands the majority of seats in Parliament’, in this case PH. Because PH is a legitimate registered political party. And if PH has only one name, there is no need for a vote of confidence. Parliament just has to endorse Anwar. The Agong then approves it. Parliament seems to have screwed up the entire electoral process of choosing for a Prime Minister and our Agong, ill advised.

Pointing Fingers

GPS went into the ring pointing fingers at the federal for Sarawak’s plight and lack of privileges. So are other states GPS, so are other states. So, you do not need to single yourself out as special and capitalise on that to win votes, which is your ulterior motive. Kingmaker or no kingmaker, every party who decides to shift from one party to another to enable a government to be formed are also kingmakers , not only you. Your arrogance leaves a bitter taste inside our mouths. Your stupidity is laughably. You claim Sarawak was slighted for sixty years. What about your bumiputera statuses? Wasn’t it extended to your people? How about the MPs your residents voted for and the state excos and their representations in Parliament for the last sixty years ? Did they not debate and fight favourably for your benefit? It has always been steered and piloted by Sarawakians for Sarawakians. And the votes came from Sarawak. Thus the arrows should be directed to them and also your own people for poor exertion instead of blaming the people and the federal government of the peninsula. That is unfair and absolutely deceiving. If there are any systemic sidelining of your state and diversion of coffers , and Sarawak has not progressed, perhaps you may prefer to probe Taib Mahmud instead. Right now, brace for negotiations with open arms instead of confronting other parties with a tight fist and high handed bitterness. Charge Taib Mahmud if you will since you are helming Sarawak now. Why don’t you? My two cents.

Abuse Of Power

Invoke had once again been raided and documents seized. Invoke has also received notices from the Customs Department to inspect their premise. Since Rafizi is currently busy with his nightly election cockers, it leaves us to ponder why don’t they wait till the elections is over? Is it to disrupt his momentum on winning seats for PH? Or to uncover the source behind Invoke’s funding capability? Deploying underhand tactics and our executive machinery to scare, intimidate or uncover evidences to implicate a candidate is a sure sign of desperation by a losing government and a blatant abuse of power. There is nothing more deplorable than to watch how they abuse power to retain power. Democracy is dead in their hands. Regrettable, but it already happened.

Election Laws

As a seasoned politician, Zahid is unfit to lead. In his capacity as party president, he is supposed to be familiar with election laws and the functions of the Agong in appointing the PM of the day. But when he made the statement that our Agong would be given a few names to choose from, he is either deceiving the rakyat or totally unclear of the rules and function of our Agong. Our Agong merely ‘appoints’. He is not tasked to ‘pick’ his favourite candidate. Which means Zahid clearly has nothing inside his head. Inside the Federal constitution, for it is written, our Agong merely ‘acts on advice’. [Article 40] Even-though the Agong may act in his discretion in the appointment of a Prime Minister [40(2)(a)], the Agong is not tasked to shop around and choose who he prefers. Rather, the Agong merely endorses the candidate ‘who in his judgement is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that house [43(2)]. And this majority comes from the party/coalition that wins the election. It is common procedure that after the elections, the coalition who wins the government gets to submit the name of the candidate of their choice to the Agong for endorsement. And not the loser. And it doesn’t necessarily need to be more than one name unless the majority is undecided.

But if the majority has agreed and is certain who they want which means this candidate is supported by the majority, then, the Agong has no choice but to abide to the wishes of the MPs in support of who they think is the rightful candidate. Not unless the candidate they chose is disqualified [48]. Thus, It is misleading to believe our Agong has the right to select who he wants.

Thus, during the previous coup after which the backdoor government is formed, the crooks uses the power of the Agong to gag the public who then requested for SDs from each MP so that the end result would be to their liking. This procedure was ill advised by the Haron brothers whom twisted the constitution to manipulate the outcome.

There are throughout every living democracy only two types of voting procedures. The first is by ‘show of hands’ and the second is by ‘secret vote’. Show of hands is where hands are raised in support of the candidate and the results tabulated right before the eyes of every voter. Using secret ballot, the tabulation is the same. Only that the way they vote is casted by naming your preferred candidate inside a piece of paper. SDs? A deceptive ploy unless each and every copy is displayed for the house to tabulate the results.

Can I tell you something?

I am startled at the sizeable assets these politicians have brought to the table when asked to declare their assets. Seems to me that to be a politician, you need to be rich to be able to give away free provisions to bribe the voters. But I don’t understand how is it that they kept on claiming that their party is poor and that’s why they need to do crowd funding when some of them even have enough to support their own constituency for a full term!

Perils of our Anti Hopping Act

When 222 MPs voted for the Anti Hopping law to be passed without noticing or realising the loopholes in the Act, that is to me, not a mistake. For I cannot imagine matters of such importance fails the scrutiny of 444 opened eyes? many of whom are practicing lawyers when it was deliberated and tabled in Parliament, or that this issue was never brought up in party meetings before? not unless they were all sleeping on the job. Another more convincing reason would be that it was left there as a safety net, sort of a pressure relieve valve. Because if 222 MPs could miss such glaring flaws, I hate to say this but our country is better off without them.

In the Act so it was summarised, “no individuals can party hop without a by-election being called, not unless their respective party ceases to exist or that the individual is sacked.” (Not in its exact words) It makes one ponder if it is more menacing to leave that lice crawling all over your head for years at end, then let it leave voluntarily or to nip it in the bud~ I mean, to exterminate it ?

Affected parties I heard are now hastily amending their own party constitution to plug in these two glaring loopholes sometimes I wonder how they could side step the umbrella ruling preferably amended with a 2/3rds majority inside parliament.

And what happens if let’s say parties (instead of individuals) hop en bloc to form coalitions at the expense of our voting choices, and against their own doctrine, ideology and election manifesto? Aren’t that too much of a compromise to make especially when it comes to infringing our rakyats liberty and freedom of choice?

So what does these two flaws have to say about the Anti Hopping Act so far?

One more thing… are the coalitions legitimately formed and registered with the Societies Act? Who are the named component parties in these legitimate coalition? And are these component parties barred from joining/forming other coalitions?

I hate to imagine the consequences if in the event no single party commands a simple majority in Parliament this coming GE15~ my concern is “Just how many of them would be caught sleeping with their enemy in the end for the sake of power and control?” Because at the end of the day, when the curtains draw to a close, the coalition association patterns is likely going to be~ police making camps with police, thieves with thieves, religious with religious…
If Sheraton Move can happen once before , what makes you think it won’t happen again?”

Qualities of a leader

“I value wisdom more than intellect, integrity more than capability, humility more than eloquence, patriotism more than charisma, a doer more than a dreamer besides one who inculcates stability in the country more than progress and meritocracy more than equality. These are the qualities I prefer in a leader. And I will give leaders who promote quota beit by race, seniority, sex or special privileges a miss. Albeit in education, work, government contracts, budget, promotion opportunities or the likes.
My concerns I’m sure are many peoples concern. Why can’t we give ten women candidates a chance if they display better leadership skills than ten foul mouthed men in Parliament? Why do we keep flooding our market with lorry loads of professionals who underperforms as undergraduate students? Why do we deny placements in universities for brilliant students into courses and electives they prefer eventhough they qualify?
If idiots are all garlanded with assorted degrees, soon, we would all be living with scalpels left inside our bodies, bridges and buildings that fails, a falling ringgit, and continue to have politicians who are convinced changing white shoes to black have effect over our students performance. We already have a minister who thought hot water can cure Covid, and another so excited about flying cars.
By your thoughtless quotas, you only create animosity, mistrust and anger amongst the non Malays, then wonders why they wouldn’t vote for you in each and every election.”

Nothing Intellectual

“There is nothing intellectual to steer us away from an economic collapse if we study BN’s or PN’s manifesto as compared to PH’s, and their election budget and handouts are signs of a desperate need to cling onto power. Handouts though tempting brings no benefit to our country. And if you love our country, you should reject the handouts which btw is communism which btw is non Islamic.
When we do something for ourselves, we must also consider the impact of our actions measured against the consequences it has over the entire community, state where we live and nation. Not just your own family. Right now, we cannot have a band of robbers running our country .”

The Pretentious Plunderer

Special privileges is the fervent that shrouds everything good that could happen in our country. Its stay within our society has severely affected the psyche and conduct of our Malay brethren, hatched through the protectionist policies of their own race as enshrined inside the constitution, mooted in cahoot with our colonial masters whom by the way, was instrumental in the setting up of the MCA. This was so because Britain has spelt out to Onn Jaafar and Tunku in their negotiations towards independence that the Chineses’ must be included in the equation, no two ways about it.

After the racial riots of ‘69, these special privileges enshrined under Article 153 bloated under the chair of the National Operations Council headed by Abdul Razak. The outcome, a twenty years effort of spurious socio-economic restructuring guised as the ‘New Economic Policy’ to close the gap of competitiveness through fairer distribution of opportunities ‘irrespective of race’. (Not in its exact words). Economic disparity between the rich and poor and so they concluded was the spark that leads to the animosity, because it prevented unity and harmony amongst the people, therefore the need for the NEP. About the same time, they launch yet another initiative known as the National Culture Policy (NCP) designed to assimilate the non-Malays into the Malay culture. This was eventually dismissed by Dr. Mahathir’s Bangsa Malaysia initiative in the 90s, which was to create an inclusive national identity for all inhabitants of Malaysia, not only the Malay ethnicity alone. As usual, it was met with heavy resistance but that is another story altogether. Anyway, by just observing the enterprising spirit and philanthropic habits of the Chinese pre and post independence, it was easy to determine who were the more prosperous party, and thus began the mass assault towards the Chinese enterprises.

Abdul Razak was a brilliant man. He was careful not to curtail the economic activities of the Chinese because he knew they were the country’s engines of growth. Instead, he imposed a 30% bumiputra equity on all Initial Public offerings (IPO). Abdul Razak knew exactly where and when to cut in. On the ground, many sore Malay ultras and extremists took it upon themselves to retaliate and rebut the Chinese whom they blamed for the unrest. Their weapon, the clandestine restrictions on Chinese rights. As time passes by, more and more brilliant Chinese students were denied placements in public universities. This was also felt in the civil sectors where jobs and promotions went to the underdogs. And so are lucrative government contracts. But despite the multi-prong abuse of the NEP usurping their rights, the Chineses’ somehow managed to gallop through the quicksand piggybacking the Malays as our pillion. But to the talented and capable Chinese who can’t see a promising future arising through these initiatives, exodus became an option. And with that comes the talent and brain drain.

Not long after Abdul Razak revamped the education system by intermarrying the best he gathers from the Baines Report with the Fern Wu, and after establishing diplomatic ties with mainland China, he passed on, apparently from leukaemia. His brother in law Hussein Onn, the deputy, then took over the reins but subsequently resigned because of ill health. The premiership eventually fell onto the lap of his successor Dr. Mahathir, handpicked by Abdul Razak. And as it was written, his style of leadership must have left Hussein Onn flabbergasted that not long after, Hussein Onn needed to realign himself with the Tunku to rally the downfall of this maverick of a character.

Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, as Prime Minister no. 4, have no high regards for Abdul Razak’s cross-cultural programs nor anything the rulers had to say. Clutching in his hands Malay supremacy as his weapon which wasn’t his birthright to begin with, he cleverly wears them as his sword and armour, and accumulated a large following, occasionally shielding himself under the pinions of the Langkawi eagle, his fortress, whenever he feels ostracised. Mahathir first naturalises himself by marrying into the race, apparently setting the trend for Bangladeshi workers, then twitches the constitution from the inside so he could wear a new skin and with that, he created many an Aryan clone of himself the likes of Ridhuan Tee who woke up one day to the glorious realisation that they were indeed shapeshifters, one capable of abandoning their origin for another which carries more prospects.

From the day he took over the reins of our government, Dr. Mahathir made sure the Malays remained docile on government aid, so that they won’t lean on their sultans for assistance in times of crisis. Thus he kept the tap flowing, nevertheless reducing the rulers significance, which he eventually strips them off their immunity at an opportune time capitalising on the outcry from the public towards royal transgression of the law. He was also implicated to be the curtain drawer towards the downfall of every prime minister that came before and after him.

To enrich himself, he helped some of his cronies to become millionaires, then billionaires and then exploited them fully, to grease his war chest. As for the rest, he planted them onto every regulatory government agency he privatises so he could, in his alibi, sack those who underperformed, not possible if the agency is still government owned. Before long, all his henchmen including those from the coalition were quick to emulate him. His own party became a breeding ground for many power-crazy and money-hungry leeches. The outcome, the mass sprouting of elite families and aristocrats who wasted no time enriching themselves and their immediate families. To safeguard their own position and wealth, each insinuated his own followers into warring factions spawned by infighting. The so-called ‘divide and rule policy’. And when the members were kept busy fighting amongst themselves, they gather the nations prosperity into their own pockets, which wasn’t possible if not aided by Malay Supremacy and it’s special position in the constitution. These careless usurping gradually forces many larger corporations to relocate their bases out of the country so that their phone lines doesn’t keep on ringing. But it kept Dr Mahathir in power, as strings of members latched onto him for solace from these predators.

If protecting one’s own race and community is humane and natural, then, robbing one’s own kind is pathetically gangland piracy. But in this case, it is not his own kind. And even if it is his own kind, is he to blame when he was bred and fed on the fields of red and white etched onto his party flag, as if in paying homage to the Red & White Flag Society once infamous for its notoriety and control of the tin mines of yesteryear, again guised as Sang Saka? And why doesn’t it bother the members how Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty could have his membership approved into their party, climbing up in rank to become their president when the strict definition of Malay was bent only after he amended them? Whose IC was he using or did he fake his membership? Who approves it? Because if his membership since day one is invalid, so is his entire premiership.

Which means to say that Mahathir’s most memorable legacy is to fight for a race not his, to benefit himself. Other than that, the shit he created for genuinely poor Malays being deprived of opportunities is devastating. The ones who benefitted from these special privileges was indeed his cronies.

By the time he left office as PM no. 4, Dr Mahathir has wasted a stream of fine talented deputies. Musa Hitam, Ghafar Baba, Anwar Ibrahim, Abdullah Badawi. One by one, he edged them to rest except for Ghafar Baba, the schoolteacher who lost to Anwar in the wrestle for party post no. 2. Nicknamed ‘IBM’ by the locals which stands for International Big Mouth and a ‘recalcitrant’ by a hedge fund manager, he weakened the ringgit down two notches with his amateurish stance, nearly forcing the country to receivership. He then pegs our ringgit to the US dollar to prevent further assaults. And wrestle off many Chinese banks giving them datelines to merge. When Razaleigh Hamzah posed a challenge to his leadership, he got UMNO deregistered, formed a new one, then deny Razaleigh and his supporters entry into UMNO baru.

Mahathir’s mission to wipe out Umno is again personal. Its dissolution would have benefited his rebuttal. For one, it is a redundant party that could not guarantee his son’s ascension, and two, he could once and for all, safely ensure all the scars, stains and scale of his corrupt practices be completely wiped off before his time is over, dangerous when traces of paper concerning his misdeeds are still lying around. Thirdly, sixty years of Umno’s funds, vested assets, inherited IPOs and investments would be better redistributed and an added windfall to his fortune. Fourth, the party is of no use to him anymore considering his age. Lastly, he could foresee the harm it could do to the country. In his own words, it has become a corrupt party synonymously led by kleptocrats where everyone thinks of himself and not the country. Besides this, beneficiaries who have won government contracts without open tender sold their stakes for quick profits. It is a wonder he didn’t realise that was the unfortunate outcome of his own administration.

Eventually it was through his orchestration that Umno and it’s coalition parties were crippled by the people during GE14. He plotted its overthrow, by being voted back as prime minister number seven promising reforms but subsequently, he surrendered in favour of Malay Supremacy. Dr Mahathir’s most glaring folly which gradually betrays his character was his hasty resignation as comeback PM, and chairman of both Pakatan Harapan and his own party on the same day the ‘Sheraton Move’ was announced. As a chessboard master, it seems he opined it’s happening when he could have salvaged his position by calling for ‘‘Operation Lallang II” something he did as prime minister number four and crushed his opponents in one fell swoop. But he did not. Rumours has it that he was blackmailed to desert Pakatan Harapan and cripple DAP for being a threat to their special privileges, but since he did not want to get his own hands stained, he sent his henchmen Azmin and Mahiaddin to hijack the country on his behalf, and then passes them back to the kleptocrats so they could undo the threats whilst at the same time, sending both Azmin Ali and Mahiaddin Yassin to the chopping block for being contenders to his son’s ascension. But can Mukhriz deliver his father’s wishes with his lacklustre performance as Menteri Besar of Kedah, most likely the effects again of having received more than he could imagine, his fair share of entitlement, therefore his indolence?

Without a sprinkle of some ‘Malay Magic’, it would be an uphill task to guide the Malays out of the bondage of entitlement, not that they still depended on it, which is also the root cause of their inferiority, misery and unhappiness, no thanks to the Mamak whom they looked upon highly and trusted, but did them a disservice. The aftermath, a bewildered race whom are mostly pampered, lawless and indolent. Pampered because of special privileges- the classic “What Jack wants, Jack gets” case. Lawless because rules can bend in their favour beit crime, offences or verdict. And indolent because even the most stupid in their bloodline gets to walk the priority lane ahead of the most intelligent of other races effortlessly, which essentially explains the overstaffed civil service filled with half baked personnels in every department and sector, including our all familiar ministerial cabinet. Besides this, they have missed a point completely. Receiving handouts is basically communism, a practice shunned in Islam.

Our country has shown to the world what special privileges could do to anyone if it went uncontrolled. It can destroy anyone the same way it did our convicted ex-6th prime minister Najib who oozes out these deplorable traits of being pampered which resulted in him displaying traits of lawlessness and indolence . That is the reason why Najib chose to rob. And that is why he is now on the receiving end of the after effects of special privileges.

Dream State

“Anwar is forever in dream state.
If there’s anyone who could do ph in, is his compromise to work with the spiteful old fox whom are trying very hard to finish ph off by proposing to work with anwar because this old fox knew that this is the only way ph can lose in this coming election. I believe this old fox is heavily compensated for this effort to finish off ph the same way he was heavily compensated to allow Sheraton move to happen. That is also the reason why this old fox made a public announcement very early on to want to work with anwar so that anwar’s and ph supporters will lose faith in ph. It’s reverse psychology. I hope anwar will not fall into this old fox’s ploy by discussing or working with the old fox. If he does, either anwar is a total blurr clock or that anwar is also paid heavily to lose. Something no one could have guessed his continuous loss.”

For Whom The Bell Tolls

“For whom the bell tolls and when it tolls if it tolls, the somber melodies emanating from the bagpipes and bugles will permeate through the gables and tympanums at Westminster and Buckingham, honouring a well respected queen in all her glorious majesty. But after the wreathes has been garlanded, and the pageantry dissipates, and the comforting congregation and dignitaries have all disperse, the silence will occur on Charles as the weight of the palace caves in onto his shoulders, and he will suddenly find himself all alone, with no one to turn to anymore than his paid servants and guards, and sandstone caryatids for company. And when night falls, the hums reverberating from the morning past will echo in his ears as silhouettes of Diana wails and screams through the maze of passages. Hopefully by then, he will realise that he should, within his ability and strength, spend a moment to reconcile his past misdeeds and fits of temper, because his honeymoon period is over and done with, and public duty now begins. That will form the backbone of his saving grace.”

Take It Easy

Take it easy. Let the anxiousness of our falling ringgit takes care of itself.
Ever since the beginning, everyone is aware that our government champions poor governance. Yet all the curses and words hurled at them and flying around in coffeeshop talks, dissipates when those who know chose not to defy the government, nor volunteer to assist those who can.
How we are today is the direct result of complacency, because most chose to care for themselves and convince themselves that nothing we say or do can change about situations and things. Which means, it is all up to us individually to bring the slightest change if we want to.
This problem is not only about foreign direct investments pulling out? It is also about our shortsighted government whom are not making the exporting of goods or services attractive enough and as their chief agenda. And lastly, some of us including our neighbours who chose to help, helps by converting their savings into other currencies and selling our ringgit. Complex?

Sidestepping

“It is indeed tragic that there are amongst us who wilfully seek for the pardon of a convict now jailed by a nine man judiciary for the wrongdoings he has committed. Even more tragic are those who vouch for his comrade, another would-be jailbird now facing multiple charges, to be our next prime minister, in the event their party retains power in the upcoming general elections. This decision made by their party is akin to sidestepping and disrespecting the verdict of the judiciary and country laws, what-more counter-attacking our king, that they will free these individuals at whatever the cost, by the mandate begotten from the public, irregardless of royal non-interference. This unfortunate stance only aggravates and motivate non-partisanal rakyats to rise and bury their national representation forever, because of their intolerable above law attitude, believing that the judicial inference is nothing but political assassination. This also signals the end of Ismail Sabri as choice prime minister and their party member they downrightly intend to bury.”

Ode to Queen Elizabeth 11

“Beyond the pomp and pageantry of a life assumably well lived, ordinary citizens can never imagine her days emblazoned with court curtseys, chaplain and champagned hospitality, that every single fart will be echoed in the hallway, and every announcement like musical notes, can redirect movement of the share market. Yes, the few castles she shuffled year in and out are big and wide, but just like an ordinary citizens abode, try if we may, ambulating around it day in day out, for 365 days a year, for seventy years, never ever for once, ‘freely’ coming out to shop nor bargained, fetching her own kids to and from school nor have her occasional coffee breaks with some best friends, never ever paid a bill nor slippered a cockroach, never ever making her own appointments with her local dentist nor cancelled a flight, never made to queue nor made her own breakfast wearing just singlets and shorts. Instead she shuffled through scheduled events pretending to be interested in something she doesn’t, pretending to look intelligent with things she doesn’t understand, pretending to smile at something she wasn’t amused at, putting on outfits carefully coordinated for her though they are technically designer uniforms, and having royal advisers breathing down her neck. To commoners, all these sound like a lifetime of Imprisonment. But are they? From cradle to castle to crown to casket and now handling them all to a bloke called Charlie, can anyone ever imagine her anxiety mothering not only her heir but her nation as well as the commonwealth ? They are all unplugged stage play with no room for mistakes and eventhough the first ball pen she uses maybe a Mont Blanc, affixing her signature onto documents have serious implications. But still, for the many years she assumed by birthright the role of queen, she has in quiet dignity, outperformed the many heads of state of our world in stature and respect, charm, calmness, composure and in handling crisis. As for Charlie and his consort, good luck and we hope to see the age of Charleston being revived in good fun!”

Relevancy of judiciary

“If nine judges from three courts has reviewed his case and found him guilty without a doubt, the rakyat will question the relevancy of the judiciary if by interference of the royal house assigned to safeguard its integrity, that pink lips would be granted a pardon and it’s sentencing overturned. Its implication is severe because it will elevate pink lips as an untouchable in the future while the reputation of our royal house in particular that of the current YDPA will forever be damaged in exchange, not unless our royal house wanted to be seen as promoting crime as a profession, thereby indirectly inviting more criminals and law breakers to hibernate in our country. If that is the case also, the safety of our citizens will forever be under civil threat by the very people sworn to govern, protect and safeguard our country and its security. That is morally wrong and shortsighted. My two cents.”

GE to happen now?

“Pahit is pushing for GE to happen now not because he thought it timely to give the mandate back to the public because the rakyat is happy when the judiciary is seen to be independent, but because by the stroke of luck, his only threat for the PMs post, pink lips is now serving jail time, and turtle egg is no match for him thus he sees this as the most opportune time for him to take over the government as the new PM, then quash all the 47 charges weighing heavily on his belt. Faham tak?”

Silenced

“I do not think our Agong would want to meddle with Jib’s case or he would have interfered, before the judgement. After the sentencing, though the process has to follow hierarchy, the Agong would be seen as interfering, bias, and a partner in crime to Jib. Moreover the memorandum submitted by the public to pardon Jib wasn’t representative of neither were they endorsed by the ruling coalition because their leaders weren’t seen at the Istana, their voices, being silenced by Bersih’s petition.”

Not Within the Ambit

“Our Agong’s primary duty is to endorse a candidate that has received the majority of votes in Parliament, to be our pm. The pm then chooses his own deputy as well as names his entire cabinet, again with the Agong’s endorsement. That’s all. In other words, he is the rubber stamp.
With due respect, It is not within the ambit of our Agong to dictate who our pm should be, and the manner in which the choosing shall be conducted. He acts on advice. And Parliament rules are all described in the Act.
For unity reasons, voting must be seen to be swift, open, and orderly. At all cost must factions, dissent, and suspicion be avoided from happening. That is the reason why MPs must congregate, vote, and make known the results straightaway in Parliament. Beit by secret vote or better, by show of hands. With due respect, during the previous crisis, the Agong had been seen to be minding and fiddling, and the process reverses. Apparently being ill advised by the speaker who is strangely a constitutional law expert.
With the agong affirming the voting through secret sds, then again, interviewing the MPs who voted with the sds without revealing the vote count before Parliament convenes, and again observing if the MPs still endorses the candidate they have chosen in their sd, what then is the basis and function of the statutory declaration (sd) if it isn’t self verified?
If the Agong is not careful, he would be seen to be taking sides, if the pm chosen is not in tune to conventional wisdom which is exactly how certain factions crafted it in this manner, to gag the rakyat using the Agong’s interference. And that, with due respect, is unhealthy. And it should not happen again.”

Certifying your laziness

“Are you guys officially certifying your laziness by reducing the weekly work hours from 48 to 45? It doesn’t make a difference when the majority of you works only 2 hours a day prorate to consecutive years of maternal leave, jamuan, lepaking, sembang sessions dan sebagainya. So it is done to induce votes?

Ghost Transaction

“Out of rm9b, rm6b has been paid out according to paper record. But not even one ship has been delivered, after six years. The six ships technically never existed physically. But only on paper. But has been paid in full, because the original contract sum was rm6b for 6 ships. Then the unwarranted unexpected change of vendor occurs on the sixth year. Assumably the ministry in charge made an upgrade, and the original order was cancelled and refunded. Otherwise, how could one change to a new vendor and a new design when works are in progress, without ascertaining the risks concerning cancellation of order and reimbursements written in the first contract? Ironically, the procurement sum is again elevated by another rm3b, making it a grand total of rm9b for the new purchase, to the makers of the Scorpene submarine that could never dive. So who directed the change and who is he in consultation with? Which ministries are involved?
You know what? I think it is a ghost transaction. Only happens on paper.”

Comfort Lynching Pests

This world has changed. Pretty quickly.
Unless they are young, no woman would give love the number one priority a man wished for when it comes to relationships anymore. Despite what God preaches, they will dutifully sit on the pews every Sunday without fail and swear their undeniable faith to their saviour. But when it comes to love, they thought it right to save themselves first, God’s wisdom, later.
Many women have argued “I love him. But he doesn’t have a stable career. I can’t live with that. So I gave him a miss!”
Well lady, I think it’s good that you gave him a miss. Because he doesn’t deserve a woman who prioritise comfort over love. When love does not take first place in his life, your love for him is not genuine after all. It’s comfort you lusted for that his two outstretched arms couldn’t give right? What happens if the same guy suddenly has a stable income? Based on that, you’ll love him? And what happens if he lost his stable income after getting tied down with you? Does that mean you’ll again leave him too? So, the conclusion is comfort, in the form of money, is the glue that makes you stay. And all else is fake right? So why go to church then when God’s second most important commandment you can’t accept? And how about the marital vows of “for better and for worse” then? “For good times and for bad?” And “what God hast jointed, no man can separate?” Have you ever gave it a thought that if you love him wholeheartedly, stay and encourage him, that will drive him to achieve the comfort you longed for in no time at all? Or is that too risky a sacrifice for you to make?
Uncannily, the female species has evolved. To a comfort lynching pest. They no longer believe in staying faithful, and sacrifice for their partner she claims to have loved.
Which comes to the interesting point I want to make. Youths or lowering the voting age doesn’t make much difference in vote count in the general elections. It is the woman’s vote that you need to worry about. Because these comfort lynching pest wouldn’t be able to distinguish between legitimate income and illicit ones. Somewhere in the back of their minds is a voice wishing their boyfriends and life partners could have been more daring and be as bad and confident like these corrupt ministers running our country. So that they could lynch on comfort without needing to strive, for a living.
To women, lying and entitlement is something which has been entrenched into their psyche since young. To avoid harm while befriending strangers as advised by parents, they lie, to protect themselves. So lying, or that little white lie is commonplace to them. They always believe they are superheroes when it comes to relationships and that men should pay for their meals. And be the provider of everything. That is entitlement mentality.
So, to derive into them that these corrupt ministers lie, cheat and felt entitled is harder, because they are so used to it. Something they are familiar with. And felt nothing wrong with it. As such, do you think they give any hoots about our corrupt ministers who lie, cheat and felt entitled especially to women who crave for comforts? The answer is no. They’ll befriend any successful men who could provide for them, nevermind what he trades in, the littlest of talents they have.
Thus, it is not complicated to understand that according to a Google survey on woman’s fantasy, top on the list was pirates, famous man, and vampires. So what does this all mean?
It just confirms that to women, (unless they are decent minded), corruption is acceptable and so are bad people. And we hope it is only living in their fantasy, and stays that way.
That said, I don’t mean there are no good women around. There are. Whole family cramping on one motorbike, vegetable sellers, clerks, teachers and or nurses, the list goes on…
For every successful men, is a good woman behind indeed. And for every failed men, is also a women behind him too. Cuts both ways.
What I meant was,crooks does have their fans in the general elections in the form of women, and youths aren’t the determining factor in voting. So, get that right.
And love? What about love and God’s commandment and marital rites? Takes a backseat to comfort.
But you can be sure the pews continue to be flooded. Because more important than love, is salvation.

What Subsidies Exactly?

When covid happens, the economy fell across the board. Everyone including landlords were affected. People were forced to take unpaid leaves and pay cuts. Many were retrenched. And many committed suicide. Businesses big and small were wiped out.
Except the nondescript essential goods suppliers. Except government and glc servants whom received extra benefits when working hours was cut to half? For them, it was business as usual. And prices of essentials did not fall. But now, you thought it a good idea to float essential goods prices on the pretext of removing subsidies? What subsidies exactly when importers need to be contented with licenses and approved permits? How do you justify raising the price of essentials when essentials weren’t affected? How do you justify removing subsidies when the benefit came in handouts again to government and glc servants? And that one CEO could have his annual remuneration raised from rm300k to rm480k?

Besides Good Intentions

Besides good intentions and ideas, our government, beit federal or state, should seriously reconsider if they are competent enough to tackle the most basic of social issues which is infrastructure development, if not, either to employ the right man for the right job or encourage healthy architectural design competitions and proposals. The building and maintenance of public toilets and amenities including bus stands and bicycle parking, parks and recreation, roads, sewerage, and drainage boils down to one’s basic understanding of ‘human and handicap’ ergonomics, geography, town planning and the weather, thus, well-thought out designs and material usage ease movement including refuse collection, facilitates crowd control, prevents vandalism, and unforeseen littering etc from happening. It is no longer market trend to leave ideas to centuries old departments that has never moved along with the times because what we are going to inherit are poorly lit spaces, poorly designed drain covers, brutalised trees, flood and strips of sandy no man’s land.
I can foresee it won’t be long before illegal vendors and careless hawking line the promenade.

Aweful Mild Lot

Malaysians are an aweful mild lot.
We sign petitions for everything. Being told that is the civilised way and the right thing to do. And so we did. How convenient it is to shout through petitions while quietly protecting our own hard earned gains and investments? But can’t you see that we are dealing with injustice here and a whole lot of unequivocal cable pulling? And a civilian is being forced to serve jail time just because the lawless perpetrators was victimised nevermind the truancy captured on the videos? Don’t you realise that the right thing to do is to take to the streets? Wake up dude! Sampai bila nak tidur ni? You want to fight for a better Malaysia, it takes lots of balls.
I know.
You don’t have them.
And some created petitions so that they could earn from the donations.
Please stop this insanity.
If you live in fear of the government, then I fear you too cos you voted in the government you fear.

Let me be Blunt

“Let me be blunt.
Assuming all the BN supporters came out to vote, and they managed a popular vote of 50% and the total voter turnout during the Johore State election was 50%, that simply means only 25% of valid voters in Johore supported BN.
So what happened to the other 75% of voters, more specifically the 50% who stayed at home oblivious to the importance, when the remaining 25% voted otherwise?
The reasons are many. But here are the few which contributed significantly to the low voter turnout.
1. The spike in recent covid cases sometime after the announcement of the Johor election acts as a deterrent. Many wouldn’t want to risk their health.
2. Closure of voting stations earlier than normal.
3. Low postal votes across the causeway. Only about 10% or rather 7k out of 60k voted. How come? Who handles it?
4. 3-5 corner fights which greatly reduces the oppositions chance.
5. Our rakyat is fed up. Why? a) Mishandling of funds. Corruption is rampant amongst politicians. b) Our politicians same old same old empty pledges. c) Way too much of politicking. Politicising every single issue including crisis and disaster management. d) Our politicians uncanny habit to party hop. Crudely disregarding citizens constitutional rights to the point of forming their own backdoor government once elected without the citizens mandate. e) The acquittal of those found guilty due to corruption by our court of law. g) The constant abuse of race, religion and royalty in controversial matters to gag the rakyat even during the swearing in and forming of the backdoor government.”