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Monday, October 31, 2016

Speaker may be ‘elected’, but the choice lies with MO1

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YOURSAY | ‘Do you think BN MPs get a free hand when it comes to the election of the speaker?’
Gerard Lourdesamy: Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong, don't be naive. The speaker is elected by the House but nominated by the leader of the House, who is the prime minister.
Do you think that BN MPs get a free hand when it comes to the election of the speaker? They have to toe the line of the BN frontbench and vote for the person so nominated.
So, who needs a lesson in parliamentary practice now?
Malaccan: Yong is obtuse, deliberately ignoring the fact that the majority MPs belonging to BN could never reject a candidate nominated by the PM.
A Gerakan politician would know this by heart, given they have no say in major matters. Hence the 'appointment' of this non-member speaker.
But Yong's jump to the defence of his party's master will be noted and should gain him much-needed favour for five minutes, before he and his party are relegated back to inconsequence.
This speaker has been unashamedly partisan. Not satisfied with this, he tends to want to lecture others when his own conduct has been unworthy of his position. His incessant defence of his benefactor and the party has made him little more than a parliament whip of BN.
Roguekiller: Indeed, the speaker was elected by the House, but Pandikar Amin Mulia was not an elected representative of any constituency in the country, so why his presence in the House when he had no business to be there?
He is there because the PM wanted him to be the House speaker and BN MPs had no choice but to support him.
Fairplayer: Yong, you don't get the gist of Lim Lip Eng's double-edged lash-back at Pandikar?
Don't tell me you missed the message. MO1 (Malaysian Official 1) isn't a complimentary title. Get it?
Bazooka: Why did the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Hasan Arifin commit a gross impropriety in broad daylight, thinking that what he did would not be discovered?
Deleting a sentence that has been collectively agreed upon is a dishonest act designed to cover up the criminal act of someone's.
After being discovered, the chairperson has lost the credibility to lead the PAC, but in Bolehland, he continues to head the committee. In developed countries, the chairperson would have resigned in shame.
Bornean: Indeed, what is the point for attending the PAC meeting when the chairperson can amend anything he likes?
Anonymous #40538199: Is there any parliamentary disciplinary against the PAC chairperson for unilaterally removing what has been agreed in PAC meetings from the PAC report on 1MDB, and intentionally hiding a crucial letter from Bank Negara from the PAC members?
What has the speaker got to say about such dishonest acts of the PAC chairperson? Are such acts not a disgrace to the House?
RM2.6 billion Turkey Haram: Hasan, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua is an honest and serious person. When elected to do the job, he would brood no nonsense and would not undertake a task if he feels he can't do a good job.
He was played out by you once for deleting an all-important statement on the ownership of Good Star Ltd, and is now wary of your next move.
The people have much to thank Pua for bringing up the ownership of Good Star, which otherwise would be concealed by you, Hasan.
If you feel that you cannot do a good job, please resign.
6th Generation Immigrant: In his own stupidity, the PAC chairperson assumes everyone outside Umno is also stupid.
Vijay47: We Malaysians complain a lot, yet I will add that there is much we must complain about lest it becomes the norm and gets entrenched in stone.
But despite the gloom that we often see, it is during tragedies that we see the true colours of Malaysians, when we see others needing our help, when their colour or creed is not even evident to us.
Like the two policemen jumping into a river to help those trapped in a car, like the doctors, medical staff, and even passers-by who helped during the hospital fire.
I am sure all of us have seen countless instances of Malaysians coming together to help fellow Malaysians. Some of us may have been the helpers, some the beneficiaries. But we remain unshakeable Malaysians.
Odysseus: This is the day that all Malaysians should be proud of. We rallied together to help fellow Malaysians in need, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Salute to all the brave ones in Sultan Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru.
Goldee: It was indeed a tragedy. To those who have helped, I commend them for their bravery to rescue the patients.
Fairplayer: Bravo, my salute these unsung heroes! You are worthy of your calling as doctors and nurses. You are greatly appreciated. God bless you all in big and small ways.
My deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones. May God comfort you. And thank you for sharing your story, dear Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Birdy: We rakyat have no problem living together. It’s the politicians splitting us up. -Mkini

'How does Pandikar know it's OSA? He wasn't in cabinet'

Parti Warisan Sabah president Mohd Shafie Apdal is puzzled as to how Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia knows that the speeches made by three former cabinet ministers breached the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
Shafie said this is because Pandikar is not privy to cabinet discussions. Therefore, he would not know if anything said in the cabinet sessions was repeated in the speeches of the former ministers.
"I don't know what (under) the Official Secrets Act has been revealed by us in Parliament and I just wonder (how) did the speaker know the very fact there is (information that is sealed) under OSA.
"Who revealed to him?" the former rural development and regional minister asked.
Shafie (photo) said this during an interview with former Sabah PKR communications director Ronnie Klassen, who is the host of an online chat show, Airtime with Ronnie Klassen.
The interview with Shafie was published on the Airtime with Ronnie Klassen Facebook page on Sunday.
Pandikar had before that said the speeches made by the former ministers during debates in the Dewan Rakyat breached the oath of secrecy they took as cabinet members.
Former second finance minister and BN's Tambun MP Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, who sought answers on the 1MDB matter, has been called by the police for questioning on his speech.
However, his successor Johari Abdul Ghani sees no wrong in Husni's speech.
Another former minister who spoke in the Dewan Rakyat during debates on the Supply Bill was former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Shafie said: "I took my oath when I became a minister, in front of the King, and what did I say in front of the King?
"My oath was to pledge allegiance to the King of the country and to (uphold) the law and the constitution."
The former Umno vice-president added that MPs have immunity to debate issues in the interest of the people.

He said cabinet ministers frequently make announcements on decisions and discussions made in cabinet, and this has never been considered a breach of secrecy.
Similarly, Shafie said, Umno leaders and 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy have also held nationwide briefings on the same topic he raised in his speech.
"Some of these (issues) are spoken about widely by leaders, but not in Parliament," he said.-Mkini


Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice president Huan Cheng Guan today accused Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of inciting hatred to Sarawakians by asking them to separate the state from Malaysia.
“This morning, I read an article in an online news portal containing  Guan Eng’s speech made at the DAP Sarawak 18th State Annual Convention in Sibu yesterday which has seditious elements,” Huan told reporters after lodging a police report at the Perai police station here in Seberang Perai today.
Guan Eng, in his speech, allegedly told Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem and Sarawakian political parties to set a deadline for Putrajaya to demand for greater autonomy.
“If the ruling coalition fails to meet a deadline to accede to the state’s demand for autonomy, then the local parties should quit Barisan Nasional (BN).
“Adenan should set a deadline to pull out of BN if the BN federal government refuses to accede to Sarawak’s demands for autonomy as guaranteed in the 1963 Malaysian Agreement leading to the 1963 Federal Constitution,” Guan Eng in the speech.
The Penang chief minister also said in his speech that BN must be taught a lesson and be reminded that just as without Sarawak there is no Malaysia, similarly without the support of Sarawak MPs, BN would lose federal power.


If the Cina does not want to go back to China then Najib will bring China to the Cina!
News at 5pm Monday 31st October 2016 : Najib visit to China today saw the signing of 20 over deals between Malaysia and China.
China Railway Corporation will be building the world biggest underground city of the world here.
Defence Ministry buying naval ships from China costing 3b. KL-S’pore High-Speed rail goes to China…not to mention the inflated RM60b rail project given to China.
The SRC is going to be sold to China too for RM4b to raise money to service her loan interest payments to EPF.
The Pendatang no need to go back to Tong San lah.. Najib has sold the country to China already.
– http://steadyaku-steadyaku-husseinhamid.blogspot.my/


CHINA will provide RM55bil in soft loans to Malaysia for the construction of the planned East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) that is estimated to cost a similar amount, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
In an exclusive interview in Beijing with The Star yesterday, Liow said this will be one of the 16 government-to-government memoranda of understanding to be signed when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak meets with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang for bilateral talks today.
Apart from financing, the two countries will also sign an engineering-and-construction contract on the project.
This means China will carry out the detailed engineering and design of the ECRL, procure all materials and equipment, and deliver the facility to Malaysia.
“As far as I know, this is the biggest single deal Malaysia will be signing with China,” said Liow, who has worked very hard to obtain China’s investments in ports, aviation and railways since he took over the transport portfolio in June 2014.
On the terms of the soft loans to be given by China’s EXIM Bank, Liow said rates are very competitive and repayment is over 20 years.
“And in the first seven years Malaysia will not have to pay anything – interest and repayment.
“But for the construction contract to be awarded to government-owned China Construction Communications Company, there are terms that state it has to work with local partners,” he said.
Construction of the five-year project is scheduled to start next year.
The first phase of the 600km rail line will be from the Klang Valley to Kuantan, second from Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu, and third from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Baru and Tumpat.
Najib, in tabling Budget 2017 last month, had said the project would be launched in phases and would connect townships such as Port Klang, ITT (Integrated Transport Terminal) Gombak, Bentong, Mentakab, Kuantan, Kemaman, Kerteh, Kuala Terengganu and Kota Baru before ending in Tumpat.
“This rail project is going to bring a lot of economic development to the east coast (of the peninsula). It can unearth a lot of potential,” said Liow who is part of the Malaysian delegation, including Cabinet ministers, accompanying Najib on his four-day official visit to China which kicks off today.
Liow added that China has also pledged to pass on its rail technology to Malaysia, and this will help Malaysia in developing its rail system as a means of public transportation.
On Najib’s third official visit to China, Liow said: “The PM’s visit will not only strengthen bilateral relations but also enhance our economic growth, thereby making Malaysia a centre of growth in Asean.
“This visit will see a lot of ‘firsts’ between Malaysia and China. We are going to sign 16 G-to-G MoUs and more than 15 business-to-business MoUs.
“There will be so much economic activity … In fact, we are now enjoying the fruits of our close bilateral ties built up by former PM Tun Razak.”
Liow commended the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein – Malaysia’s second prime minister and Najib’s father – for “his vision in 1974 when he decided to be the first Asean country to establish bilateral relations with China”.
“Now his son is taking the bilateral ties to new heights,” he added.
Apart from this major MoU on the ECRL, another major bilateral deal will be on defence.
“We are a small country but China is giving us a lot of assistance and support. This is good for Malaysians.
“This visit by PM is going to be very fruitful and rewarding for Malaysia,” he added.
China has often said it is grateful to Malaysia for being the first Asean country to extend its hands to China when the region was fearful of communism.
It has also expressed gratitude to Malaysian Chinese businesses, which invested in China and helped its economic development in the early 1980s when China just opened its doors to the world.

Jamal: Freeze Bersih organisers’ assets to stop rally

Bank Negara should freeze bank accounts and investigate how Bersih is funded by George Soros, says Red Shirts movement leader Jamal Md Yunos.
SHAH ALAM: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) should investigate and freeze all assets and accounts, including personal ones owned by Bersih rally organisers as they may have been used to keep the group’s funds, says Red Shirts movement leader Jamal Md Yunos.
He said the move was important following the disclosure of information by DC Leaks linking the role of a foreign group chaired by billionaire George Soros chanelling funds to fund the Bersih movement and several other local organisations to topple the current leadership since 2010.
“The information leak by DC Leaks sheds some light on why Bersih has no financial problems. Personally, I have sources and credible evidence showing in more detail how Bersih is funded by Soros.
“I urge the organisers of Bersih to provide (information) from where they received the huge amount of funds, because we know Soros has his own interests in this country,” he told Bernama.
Jamal said the freezing of Bersih’s accounts and assets might be able to stop the much-touted Bersih rally from being held.
The Sungai Besar Umno division chief said the move to pay RM100, and the distribution of free food and yellow Bersih t-shirts to each participant by the organisers showed they were only “sweet-talking” the rakyat for political interests to wreak havoc on the existing government.
He urged the authorities, particularly the police to investigate the issue as inciting the people through the Bersih rally would affect the country’s security.
According to media reports yesterday, DC Leaks revealed documents linking Soros to funding Bersih, Merdeka Centre and Malaysikini in the name of “free and fair” elections in Malaysia.

Maria: Bersih has not received foreign funding since 2011

Bersih 2.0 chairperson says they only received funding amounting to about RM70,000 from the Open Society Institute between 2010 and 2011.
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has denied receiving any form of monetary aid from foreign groups such as the National Democratic Institute (NDI), or the Open Society Institute (OSI) established by hedge fund billionaire George Soros.
Speaking to FMT, Maria explained that the electoral watchdog had not received any form of funding since 2011, and that they had been relying on public donations ever since.
“We have even published our accounts which state the source of our funds.”
However, Maria said that Bersih 2.0 had only received a one-time funding amounting to about RM70,000 from OSI between 2010 and 2011.
“And, that amount only made up 11 per cent of our income at the time.”
On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the information implicating Soros in funding Bersih 2.0, Merdeka Centre and Malaysiakini, must be investigated by the authorities.
Zahid’s remarks came in the wake of a report this morning that a foreign group chaired by Soros had been funding several local organisations in its programmes to influence the outcome of the next general election.
Maria said Bersih 2.0 had previously taken New Straits Times to court over publishing an article that implied they conspired with foreign elements to destabilise the government.
“We took NST to court for such wild allegations and NST even published a public apology.
Maria said the authorities were free to investigate Bersih 2.0 regarding such claims but added that these were efforts to intimidate their struggle for a clean and fair election.
“If they want to investigate Bersih, they can go ahead,” she said.
She also slammed Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin, for demanding the closure of Dataran Merdeka in a bid to prevent the Bersih 5 rally from taking place.
“Khairy is a minister. How can he make such statements?” she said in retaliation.
Maria also questioned the agenda of the government as well as that of the Red Shirts group for constantly attacking the Bersih 2.0 movement.
“Our agenda is clear. We are talking about clean governance and reform. Instead, I want to know what these people are talking about.
“I want to know what their agenda is.”

Oil prices fall to one-month low

Oil prices drop more than 3 per cent on skepticism about OPEC's planned production cut, with the market further weighed by expectations that the cartel had record output in October.
oil priceNEW YORK: Oil prices fell sharply on Monday to touch a one-month low on doubts about OPEC’s ability to implement its planned production cut, while global equity prices were shaky as Wall Street struggled to build on a sentiment boost from a string of M&A deals.
Month-end rebalancing and uncertainty over next week’s US presidential election helped demand for bonds even as they posted a weak monthly performance.
Oil prices dropped more than 3 per cent on skepticism about OPEC’s planned production cut, with the market further weighed by expectations that the cartel had record output in October.
“The market is becoming a bit weary,” said Kyle Cooper, analyst at ION Energy in Houston. “Unless OPEC can circle the wagons and get everyone on the same page, the market’s going to be skeptical.”
Brent crude settled down $1.41, or 2.84 percent, at $48.30 a barrel, while US crude settled down $1.84, or 3.78 percent, at $46.86.
Lower oil prices weighed on energy shares on Wall Street and in Europe. MSCI’s 47-country “All World” index gave up gains from earlier in the session and was little changed.
A flurry of deal activity that included General Electric’s merger of its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc and CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications failed to boost Wall Street shares.
Investors remained cautious about taking large positions ahead of the outcome of the US election.
“The potential for volatility is high and that keeps people worried,” said Scott Fullman, chief strategist at Revere Securities LLC.
Stocks were jolted on Friday by disclosure that the FBI was investigating more emails as part of a probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, causing fresh uncertainty over the Democratic candidate’s presumed lead in the presidential election over Republican rival Donald Trump.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18.77 points, or 0.1 percent, to end at 18,142.42, the S&P 500 lost 0.26 point, or 0.01 percent, to finish at 2,126.15 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.97 point, or 0.02 percent, to end at 5,189.14.
European equities fell for a sixth straight session, with energy shares tracking weaker crude oil prices and financial stocks losing ground. Europe’s broad FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 0.55 percent at 1,338.50.
Benchmark US Treasuries ended their worst month in almost two years after falling expectations of central bank accommodation sent sovereign debt yields higher globally this month and made US bonds less attractive to foreigners.
Benchmark 10-year notes were up 4/32 in price to yield 1.83 percent, down from 1.85 percent late Friday.
The US dollar surrendered gains to trade little changed against a basket of major currencies on renewed concerns about how the FBI probe might impact the election.
“People want to take a look at the political polls to make sure that the consensus view that Hillary wins is still valid,” said Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy at Citigroup in New York.
The greenback fell the most in more than seven weeks on Friday following news that the FBI is reviewing fresh evidence in its probe of the Democratic presidential candidate.
A Clinton win is generally seen by analysts as likely to be a positive for the dollar, and the FBI announcement gave new hope to Trump that he can beat her on Nov. 8.
The dollar index was up 0.08 percent at 98.422.
Gold steadied, coming off lows as the dollar pared gains. Spot gold prices were down 0.04 percent to $1,2275.42.


Cliques are quite normal in political parties, said Khairuddin, Mahathir’s Gurkha. But normally you have to wait some time for cliques to form. And they normally form when they smell power. But Pribumi is still taxiing and has not even taken off yet. Is it not too early to kill one another at such an early stage?
Raja Petra Kamarudin
As soon as it was rumoured that Ezam Mohd Nor was leaving Umno to join PPBM a.k.a. Pribumi, I knew that fireworks were about to go off. Yesterday’s statement by Khairuddin Abu Hassan that PPBM will fail due to puak-puak (cliques) confirmed the problem. The opposition in general and PPBM in particular are divided into so many cliques.
In PKR we have the Azmin Ali clique and the Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail-Nurul Izzah clique. The problem is we do not know which clique Anwar Ibrahim supports or whether he is doing what he always does — meaning he supports both cliques in his normal divide-and-rule strategy (which he did with Azmin and Ezam, causing Ezam to leave PKR to join Umno).
PAS settled its clique problem with the anti-Abdul Hadi Awang clique leaving the party to set up its own party, PAN a.k.a. Amanah. But there are still some anti-Hadi people in PAS whose sympathies lie with the PAN clique. Their legs are in PAS but their hearts are in PAN.
DAP has cliques as well and there are many different cliques in DAP. Part of the December 2012 party election fiasco was due to these cliques trying to oust one another. They tried to remove the anti-Lim Guan Eng clique by rigging the party election, hoping to get rid of all those opposed to Guan Eng by ‘voting’ them out. However, they made a mess of the whole thing and blamed Microsoft Excel for the blunder.
The DAP party election fiasco is still not settled yet and that may be an obstacle to DAP contesting the next general election under its own party banner if they get de-registered just before the election. In the 2013 general election, PAS offered DAP to contest under their (PAS) party banner so this time around PAN may have to be DAP’s platform instead.
As what Khairuddin said, cliques will always exist in political parties. However, if PPBM attacks him for leaving the party, he is going to balas dendam by revealing certain secrets involving the party. So, according to Khairuddin, PPBM has dirty secrets still hidden but which he is going to reveal if they attack him.
Now that is certainly most interesting. Is Khairuddin saying PPBM has dirty and exciting secrets that he knows about and which we do not know about yet? You mean there is more than the Nika Gee and Muhyiddin Yassin affair and the divorce that followed? Is this secret regarding Nika’s and Muhyiddin’s rumoured secret marriage? Let us hope Khairuddin does not keep us in suspense too long.
Khairuddin is upset that PPBM has accepted Ezam into the party. And I can quite understand why. After all, it was Ezam who said that he has enam kotak (six boxes) of evidence concerning Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s corruption. It was Ezam who said that once the opposition gets into power they are going to jail Mahathir for 500 years. And it was Ezam, too, who played a role in Sodomy 2 that saw Anwar being sent to jail for five years (and is still in jail).
With Ezam in PPBM, PKR may want to have nothing to do with the party. So where does that leave PPBM? As a ‘third force’ neither in Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Harapan? Even if given seats to contest Mukhriz Mahathir and Muhyiddin Yassin are going to find it very hard to win the next general election. With no seats and based on three- or four-corner contests, PPBM might as well save their time and money and stay out of the election. That is better than losing their deposits like what happened to PKR back in 2004.
When Khairuddin first made his police report against 1MDB in December 2014, not many people would dare bet that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak would survive Mahathir’s onslaught. (I took the bet and won it because I bet Najib would not only survive 2015 but would survive 2016 as well). They felt that Mahathir was too powerful and once the old man goes for you then consider yourself dead.
Maybe this was because Mahathir was barking and growling while Najib just smiled and stayed quiet. So they interpreted this as Mahathir was winning. But have I not told you so many times that the quiet dog is more bisa than the barking dog? So who is correct in the end, me or you?
Six days after Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali met Mahathir in London (in February 2015) to discuss the plot to oust Najib, I was asked to declare my stand and decide whether I was with the ANC (Anti-Najib Campaign) or whether I was against them. I met Mahathir at his London home to discuss the plot but after two hours I did not feel I could join their ANC.
Three days later someone called me to ask me about my decision and I told that Chinese Datuk I am not joining them. What I did not tell the Datuk is that I shall be working against them. That they would find out later once I started shooting at them. That was 22 months ago and today everyone knows which side I am on. And I make no excuses and offer no apologies for taking the side I am currently taking.
Everyone was asked to take sides. No one was going to be allowed to remain neutral. It is ‘either you are with me or you are against me’. So I have no choice but to take sides or else I will still be considered an enemy anyway if I choose to be neutral.
Khairuddin’s new clique: Former Finance Minister II Husni Hanadzlah
Khairuddin should stop complaining about cliques within parties and about his ex-colleagues attacking him. Did Khairuddin not join a clique within Umno (the anti-Najib clique) as well and did he not attack Najib as well? He did this very same thing and now he grumbles when they do it against him.
Khairuddin was an active soldier in the ANC, the anti-Najib clique in Umno. He went all over the world as Mahathir’s envoy to slander Malaysia and to enlist the help of foreign governments in the plot to oust Najib. Today, after failing to oust Najib (kononnya to ‘save Malaysia’), he now wants to destroy Umno, Barisan Nasional and Malay political dominance so that Mukhriz can become the new Prime Minister.
Yes, and this is the same hypocrite a.k.a. munafiq who goes all out to break Umno into cliques and then complains about cliques being formed in his new party that has not even taken off yet and is still warming its engines to taxi on the runaway.
I mean divorces in marriages do happen. But never do couples get divorced even before the wedding ceremony. In that sense PPBM has just made it into the Malaysian Book of Records. They broke up before they could stand up. And these are the people who want to take over the country?
Well, let us see whether Ezam’s six boxes are going too surface or not after waiting 18 years to see them. Khairuddin said Ezam left Umno to rejoin PKR because of Nurul Izzah. I do not know what that means but Khairuddin said it was Azmin who blocked Ezam from rejoining PKR. It seems Azmin is worried that Ezam might join the Wan Azizah-Nurul Izzah clique and block him (Azmin) from taking over as the new PKR President.
Since Ezam had left Umno but now cannot rejoin PKR, he has no choice but to join PPBM instead. And PPBM is too small for both Khairuddin and Ezam (the Chinese say you cannot have two tigers on the same mountain). Khairuddin knows that with Ezam in PPBM his days are numbered. So he might as well leave before he is forced to leave.
Don’t you think Malaysian politics is very interesting? And have you not noticed that Anwar has been very quiet? Yes, politics is all about cliques. And the man who has a PhD in cliques is Anwar. Even Anwar’s lawyers in Sodomy 1 and Sodomy 2 were divided into cliques. And that was why he lost his court cases both times. Anwar may be an expert at divide-and rule but sometimes if you do it too often you end up hurting yourself.

Will Chinese Navy ships also come with an overpriced tag?

YOURSAY | ‘Where Chin Peng failed to get a small plot for his burial, the Chinese have done it in style…’
Vijay47: Let us wait and see whether this tit-for-tat game will grow into tic-tac-toe. Trying to be one of the big boys, playing poker on an international table might seem to boost PM Najib Razak's image, but it is highly unlikely that the US will just roll over and be the sleeping dog that lies.
But it is just as possible that economic considerations rule the waves and the US might decide to relook their Department of Justice (DOJ) strategies. Then again, they may want to go ahead and this time, with more vigour and a list that goes on from MO1 to MO50.
Buying arms from anyone is the norm, but to Malaysians, the first questions that come to mind are "How much is being skimmed off? Who is taking it?"
I remember that there was a much-heralded building of warships in Lumut. What happened to that wonderful idea? I suppose enough has been made and the project rests in peace eternally in Cheras.
Back to the chase, some poor lady must be upset that 5th Avenue, Rodeo Drive, and Oscar de la Renta are off limits now.
Headhunter: Yes, I'm keen to know, who is the lucky “consultant” this time? And how many obscene millions of commissions he's going to pocket? And will the Chinese let us to defer payment till year 2020?
Anonymous 2411771460084805: So, we are going to buy a sizeable number of naval vessels from China to defend our maritime borders.
I presume this is the same China which claims large areas of our maritime territory and has sent naval vessels into our waters.
So, heaven forbid, in the event of a conflict with China, they will know exactly what our naval capabilities are and probably use the "backdoor" they would have built into the computer programmes to shut the ships’ weapon systems down.
Trueglitter: Malaysia 's procurement of those Littoral Mission Ships from China should be lauded as inevitably it will strengthen bilateral ties between China and Malaysia.
To co-exist in political and economic stability and harmony, particularly with China being our close neighbour, we need to nurture a strong relationship and better understanding in order to progress our own economy and stability in the region.
A page in history has been turned as we arrived at the new era when more businesses could be forged between the two governments and private sectors for mutual benefits.
However, amid the said positive developments that we now shared, we should be prudent and not to diminish the time-tested ties we have with the Western world, particular the US.
More importantly, the decision to buy those sea vessels from China should not be construed as a "payback" against the US on its controversial DOJ report on 1MDB scandal, which involved Najib's stepson, Riza Aziz.
Anonymous_1371467575: Indeed, what's wrong in buying warships from our largest trading partner?
China now has the capability of building some of the best warships in the world and at a very reasonable price. It is alarming to see so many anti-China rhetoric here when our country now needs China more than any other country for its economic development.
Most Chinese Malaysians are supportive of closer link between the two countries. If the opposition try to politicise this, you will see a swing of the Chinese votes back to BN in the next general election.
Inworldnotof: Those who think there is everything right about this purchasing and that we ought to laud it, play right into the hands of she and he, current wearers of the world title for favourite devil's minions.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: it's not for nothing the wise keep telling us that. Another one: the devil is in the details. More, the holy books warn that without knowledge, and that includes refusal to learn lessons from the past, a people perish.
After Scorpenes, Razak B, Sirul and Azilah, A from M, and the slew of 1MDB issues, it is tragic that there are those among us, seemingly well-meaning fellow Malaysians, who have been had - a fallout of educators and students made bereft of critical thinking skills due to decades of failed education policies consistently birthed and aborted by self-seeking politicos of the day, driven only by the law of the jungle - to win at all costs so as to cling on to diabolical, oppressive and corrupted power.
Rupert16: Slowly but surely, this is a clear indication that China has Najib "by the balls", so to speak. With the 1MDB scandal, Najib's position has been compromised.
Those "helping him" are now asking for their pound of flesh, which again will be borne by the rakyat, and at the country's expense at the end of the day.
Appum: Perhaps now there are negotiations between MO1 (Malaysian Official 1) and US over DOJ charges on 1MDB?
Who knows what the couple is capable of to save themselves? Sovereignty of nation can take backstage. Whatever it is, ‘ketuanan Melayu’ have been had.
Anonymous_1424677312: China is our ‘tai kor’ (big brother) now, so the red shirts, don't play play.
RM2.6 Billion Turkey Haram: With or without DOJ civil suit, Najib would still opt for the Chinese contracts. Simple. China is the only country that has the financial means to help out the massive debts owed by 1MDB.
Najib knows too well China does not mind buying up the debts, even at a loss. All it wants is having influence over the government. It is implementing this strategy in many countries with leaders who are corrupted.
In fact, the Chinese are positioning themselves in almost every corner of the world, ready to exploit any given opportunities, like contracts for high-speed rail, mining for iron ore or petroleum.
Malaysia is the latest country where it has set its eyes upon. It is slowly inching itself into the country imperceptibly and before one knows, the Chinese influence is everywhere.
Where Chin Peng failed to get a small plot for his burial, the Chinese have done it in style, by occupying the showpiece of the nation right in heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Negarawan: Indeed, Malaysia is on the way to become China's economic colony in a few years. This "colonisation" by China is an outcome from the huge debts from 1MDB. Thanks to MO1.

This is the ultimate betrayal of the people of Malaysia. As Malaysia grows more indebted to China for "saving" it from financial collapse as a result of 1MDB, we will have a puppet government under the control of China.- Mkini