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Sunday, December 31, 2017

MOU Najib dan Hj Hadi : "Lu jilat gua ... Gua jilat Lu,"

Tidaklah menjadi sia-sia segala pujian yang selama ini dihamburkan oleh Hj Hadi dan Pas terhadap PM Najib.
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dalam perutusan Tahun Baru hari ini menyelar kelakuan pembangkang persekutuan dan membandingkan mereka dengan presiden PAS Abdul Hadi Awang yang disifatkan beliau sebagai 'cara yang lebih baik'. 
 "Cara yang lebih baik ditunjukkan PAS di bawah kepimpinan Abdul Hadi Awang.~ sumber 
 Kah! Kah! Kah! Tentulah Najib kena puji Hj Hadi kerana dia terasa terhutang budi sangat dengan Hj Hadi yang sering membuat kenyataan-kenyataan yang membela Najib bila dia diserang oleh musuh politiknya.

Hj Hadi juga bela Najib dalam isu 1MBD dengan berkata, tidak ada bukti Najib songlap duit 1MBD. Kemudian setelah terdapat banyak bukti, Hj Hadi berkata pula :

Skandal 1MBD : Jika taubat boleh kekal, kata Hadi Awang 

 Najib begitu gembira dengan sikap Hj Hadi yang begitu lunak terhadapnya. Beliau memuji Hj Hadi kerana membuat 'penilaian yang betul' berhubung dakwaan terhadap dirinya berhubung 1MBD.

Tentu sekalian walaun sangat gembira kerana Presiden mereka Hj Hadi mendapat pujian melangit dari seorang penyangak global yang paling terkenal di dunia.

Kita semua tentu masih ingat pesanan Almarhum Ustaz Fadhil Noor suatu  ketika dahulu :

"Musuh bila dia sokong kita,
mesti ada yang tak kena..." 

Begitulah pesanan, peringatan dan amaran Almarhum yang nampaknya kini sudah mula dilupakan oleh para walaun kerana terlalu taksub dengan presiden mereka yang ada hari ini, Hj Hadi.

Hj Hadi ternyata telah mengabaikan nasihat Almarhum TGNA, Mursyidul 'Am Pas ketika almarhum menyampaikan ucapannya pada Muktamar Pas 2008 di Ipoh, " Bila Pas berbaik dengan Umno (BN), tiada siapa lagi yang mahu berkawan dengan Pas. Allah akan beri pada orang lain yang ikhlas bela Islam"

 Hadi sokong Najib Razak untuk kekal sebagai Perdana Menteri. The Star Online pada 12 Mei memetik Hadi sebagai berkata yang Najib perlu menjalankan tugasnya sebagai perdana menteri, kerana beliau dipilih melalui sistem yang adil.

Malah Hj Hadi pernah berkata, "Pas sedia jadi penasihat BN". Pas kini bukan mahu menjatuhkan Perdana Menteri, sebaliknya hanya ingin memperbetulkan dasar BN, kata Hj Hadi.

Satu dunia tahu bahawa musuh utama PAS dalam politik dari dulu kini dan selamanya ialah UMNO... Tapi Hj Hadi seolah-olah telah ada MOU dengan Najib.
"Lu jilat gua ... Gua jilat Lu,", begitulah MOU Najib dan Hj Hadi!

Politicising Islamic teachings cause of division among Muslims


PETALING JAYA: Islam has often been abused by political parties for personal gain, according to an academic at Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Mohamad Faisol Keling, an associate professor in the university’s College of Law, Government and International Studies, was responding to PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s closing remarks at the party’s inaugural annual general meeting on Saturday.
Mahathir had questioned the country’s muftis over their silence on several critical issues in the past, including the violent Memali clash of 1985 which saw 18 people killed in Baling, Kedah.
The former prime minister who was in power at the time of the incident said if the muftis had stood up and intervened, the deadly tragedy could have been prevented.
“The muftis in question had indeed failed to act against the issuance of an extremist fatwa during the 1980s. Hence, the Memali incident resulted in bloodshed in 1985.
“It was clearly against Islamic teachings and had resulted in loss of lives and division among the Muslims,” Faisol said, recalling the incident.
Mahathir also asked what right did PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang have to accuse those who did not join PAS as being infidels (kafir).
“Why didn’t the muftis, who are advisers to the rulers, not correct their (PAS’) remarks about those who did not join PAS being kafir?
“In this context, I see that the views by certain politicians who accuse each other of being infidels or extremists is against the teachings of Islam,” Faisol told FMT.
Faisol also cited verses from the Quran which stressed on the importance of unity, respect and forbids extremists acts through wrongful ways.
“So accusing each other of being a kafir is clearly prohibited by the religion and God,” he said, adding that the efforts of muftis and ulamas calling for unity and the prevention of division on this issue of calling other Muslims infidels, seems to be ineffective.
Faisol said this is proof that religion has been misused by politicians – going beyond Islamic teachings that are against God’s orders.
“Fatwas have been negatively influenced by politics and has seen Islam being used for personal interests,” he said.
In October, Mahathir, 92, had claimed that the “Amanat Hadi”, a speech delivered by Hadi in Kampung Banggol, Kuala Terengganu, on April 7, 1981, had contributed to the Memali incident, leading to 14 villagers and four police officers losing their lives. -FMT

Nur Jazlan cautions people over PPBM support claim


JOHOR BAHRU: Pulai Umno division chief Nur Jazlan Mohamed has advised the people against being deceived by PPBM leaders whom, he said, claim to have the support of the grassroots.
The party is trying to fool the people, the deputy home minister said, adding that it had violated its own constitution.
“It is a sham to tell the people they have wide-ranging support when, in fact, they have even failed to carry out branch and divisional meetings in the party.
“This means that it is a party with no grassroots. It is a party created just like that (without any certainty), and I also feel it will not be respected and will be cast aside by the other opposition parties,” he told reporters here last night at a “tahlil” for his late father, Mohamed Rahmat, who died on Jan 1, 2010.
Mohamed Rahmat, popularly known as Tok Mat, was the information minister in the early 1990s, when PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the prime minister.
Nur Jazlan was asked to comment on a statement by former PPBM vice-president Hamidah Osman who questioned the validity of the party’s annual general meeting in Shah Alam two days ago.
Hamidah described the party AGM as just an “empty formality”, saying it was not in accordance with its constitution. -FMT

Forging uneasy alliances for the greater good

In 1942, two men met in the jungle and teamed up to kick the Japanese out of Malaya. One was Chin Peng, the leader of the Communist Party of Malaya. The other was Colonel Freddie Spencer Chapman, of Force 136. In his memoir, "The Jungle is Neutral,” Chapman described Chin Peng as a "true friend."
The CPM and the British commando unit helped, behind the enemy lines, to liberate Malaya. For his services during World War Two, Chin Peng was awarded an OBE, a mention in dispatches, and two campaign medals.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the Russian communist leader, Joseph Stalin collaborated with Britain's Winston Churchill, and the American president, Franklin Roosevelt, to defeat Adolf Hitler.
In both cases, men from opposite sides of the political spectrum set aside their differences, to work together to expunge a greater enemy. The Japanese in the east, the Germans in the west.
Fast forward seventy years, and Malaysians are too selfish and stuck in a rut to think about teamwork.
They are consumed by the "me-only" culture and the demand for revenge. There is a dangerous enemy ruining the nation, but some of us are too pathetic to unite, like our forebears in WWII, and defeat the common enemy.
Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is an arrogant micromanager. He commands a strong presence and attracts record crowds, especially from our youth. Two days ago, he stunned everyone, with the three most difficult words in the English language, "I am sorry!”
He apologised for his past deeds which had crippled the nation.
Did he find his moment of epiphany after Christmas? But whether he did or not is a moot point.
His apology has provided the added momentum, to begin the new year with hope.
I am confident that Malaysians will help rebuild their nation, but optimism alone won't lift us through the bad times, because we also need hope, the Viagra for gloomy spirits.
Mahathir laid the foundations for many of the problems which face Malaysia today.
He is not remembered for his legacy of heavy industry, modern development and big business, but instead for allegedly carving up the nation and allowing cronyism, corruption and communal conflict to thrive.

As much as the current government loathe Mahathir, they continued the bad practices they accused him of starting. And made them even worse.
MO1 fears Mahathir and tried to undermine his reputation, by harassing his business aides and family members, removing his personal staff, selling off his pet projects, and mocking his Indian lineage. Mahathir dismissed these. He knew that the wellbeing of the nation was at stake.
When Mahathir led the opposition charge against MO1, many members of the rakyat demanded an apology. True to form, he refused to acknowledge the part he played during his tenure.
That changed when he said sorry.
Malaysians love drama, and the appearance of having the power to force Mahathir to bend to their will appeals to them.
The authorities will think Mahathir is weakened. On the contrary, he is now in a much stronger position – being seen as humble and acknowledging his weaknesses, and accepting that the rakyat and the country have suffered.
Mahathir's diehard critics refuse to be convinced, because according to one, "An apology is one thing, but restitution is another."
Nevertheless, Mahathir's apology has lifted our spirits and although the apology will not heal our wounds, has given us renewed vigour and confidence, to remove MO1.
The doubters can only whine about Mahathir and his plan to install his son, Mukhriz as prime minister. They forget that we are now better prepared and better informed with the internet and social media, to stop Mahathir from installing his dynasty.
All of us, have been scarred by Mahathir, in one way or another, but now, his detractors have no credible, alternative plan to save the nation.
Instead, they will be remembered for preventing the healing of the nation, if they spoil their votes, or abstain from voting, in GE14.
This is our best chance to rebuild Malaysia. The fence-sitters should note that the opposition held states of Penang and Selangor have prospered. They are not perfect. They have defects, and occasionally, appear to be in complete disarray.

The rakyat have the upper hand and GE14 is our best opportunity to oust MO1 and restore true democracy to Malaysia. The doubters want more than an apology from Mahathir. They want their pound of flesh.
Be like Chapman and the Allied Forces after WWII, and ensure that after we defeat the common enemy, Malaysia is ruled on our terms; not Mahathir's.
Rome was not built in a day, but in 2018, we are in a stronger position to speak out, and work on our vision of fairness, equality and justice, in Malaysia.
If the alternative government fails to perform, you can kick them out in GE15; but remember, that the first step is always the hardest.
Happy New Year!

MARIAM MOKHTAR is a defender of the truth, the admiral-general of the Green Bean Army and president of the Perak Liberation Organisation (PLO). BlogTwitter.- Mkini

Getting the Harapan house in order

The year 2017 closed out with debates about Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for prime minister.
This discussion touches at the very heart of the state of the opposition today, and what its prospects for GE14 are.
The question is, of course, not a small one. Over the years, a great deal of power has come to be invested in the office of the prime minister.
Somewhat ironically, a lot of this was achieved during the tenure of Dr Mahathir Mohamed, in the decades that he governed as prime minister.
Since as things stand, the prime minister has the power to make most of the important decisions in the country – almost all by himself – it seems reasonable to expect a clear answer with regards to who a coalition would like to put forward as prime minister, should they win the elections.
In this, we must sadly admit a great advantage lies with BN.
From day one, there has been absolutely no doubt whatsoever that BN’s candidate for prime minister is the incumbent, Najib Abdul Razak.
Especially since the removal of his former deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, every echelon of the Umno and BN hierarchy has been of one voice on this matter.
Love him, or hate him, there is no question in anyone’s mind that Najib will become prime minister should BN win the elections.
There is political value in this itself, especially when compared to the relative chaos presented by Harapan’s answer to the same question.
Voters, especially those kingmakers on the fence, can certainly be forgiven for wondering whether the lack of a clear candidate so late in the game is a portent of instability.
Such a portent might cause them to wonder whether voting Harapan into the government might result in a disruption to normal governance, which may then leak down to daily life.
An element of unpredictability would thus be introduced, one which many citizens are understandably uncomfortable with.
Not the best track record
Discomfort with this uncertainty is doubled if one looks at some of the incidents in Harapan-held states.
While they got off to a decent enough start, the Perak government was soon wrested in 2009, and the Kajang Move threw the Selangor government into disarray - breaking the back of Pakatan Rakyat, and causing a split whose reverberations continue to be felt today.
These conflicts speak to the very heart of governance and stability.
A certain amount of growing pains can be tolerated, but when this degenerates into full-on squabbling over the highest position of power – as evidenced in the Selangor crisis – then any illusion of stability is shattered.
In politics, there aren’t many opportunities to create a first impression. Had the Selangor crisis been about clear-cut corruption, or some other type of scandal backed up by irrefutable evidence, the story could have been different.
As it is, bad excuses were made to cover up what one couldn’t help but assume was a simple power grab and a mud-fight over resources.
Extrapolating from this to federal power can conjure up scary images of chaos and destructive instability.
Where Umno is strong
Even as we seek to topple Umno and BN, it would be foolhardy not to acknowledge their strengths. Failure to do so will condemn any attempt to defeat them.
It must be noted that while not every Umno deputy president has become president – a fact Muhyiddin, Anwar Ibrahim and others are all too familiar with – there has not been a single individual who has become Umno president, and thus prime minister, without being the party deputy president first.
Umno, for all its racism and corruption, can point to this as a history of relative stability - not forgetting, of course, the many deputies that didn’t make it, and the harm created when they rebelled.
The opposition should perhaps look to establish a similar history of internal stability, instead of grasping clumsily at every general election.
The best front the opposition was able to put up was probably in 2013, when the opposition had what seemed to be a viable coalition representing a wide and representative cross-section of Malaysian society, with a clear and (publicly) undisputed candidate for PM.
We didn’t win, but we did do better than ever before.
Instead of staying the course though, short-sightedness brought everything crashing down prematurely.
Falling between chairs
As a result, Harapan finds itself in quite an awkward position, falling perhaps, between multiple chairs.
They do not have a clear, obvious choice for candidate for PM. If they did, we wouldn’t be having the controversy we have now.
Going into GE14, they’ll have to make the best of what they have, and the Mahathir-Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail combination is as good as any I suppose (although it is unclear why they would thereafter want to move Wan Azizah out of Permatang Pauh).
Observers have been right to point out that an "interim PM" arrangement is both far from ideal and fraught with potential risk.
That said, the best Harapan can do, all things considered, is simply to decide on a plan, and stick to it.
In this case and at this stage, better an early commitment to an imperfect plan, than ongoing waffling over trying to find a perfect plan - one which, if not obvious by now, likely doesn’t exist.
Said waffling is itself probably doing more damage to Harapan’s prospects than anything BN can do at this point.
Getting fit for future
At the end of the day, and at the beginning of a new year, we find ourselves with the cards we’ve been dealt, and we’ll have to play them the best we can for GE14, regardless.
As we look beyond the next election though, and onwards to the next generation - as aspiring statespersons should - we should perhaps be more conscious of whether we are putting the cart before the horse.
My uncles used to say that you don’t play squash to get fit, you get fit to play squash.
Perhaps the key to defeating BN some day is not to keep flinging things randomly until we find something that sticks, but to establish an alternative institution on strong principles, and to focus on strengthening that institution and its principles before obsessing about winning elections.

NATHANIEL TAN would like to wish everybody love, positivity, courage, and all the very best for 2018.-Mkini


Putrajaya confirmed 8 (MNCs) shut down factories in Malaysia.
Rubicon Technology, Seagate, British American Tobacco, Samsung, Amphenol Corp, Fairchild Semiconductor, STR Holdings and SunEdison Semiconductor.
(Miti) parliamentary written reply to clarify reports MNCs wound down operations..
Japan Tobacco, Suzuki Motor, Western Digital – still operating but restructured.
Suzuki shut down retail operations.
Currently no official Suzuki distributor in M’sia
8 MNCs which shut down involved RM5.4b (FDI) and 6,412 jobs loss.
My comments :   The country is going to close shop in 2018.
There are positive and negative aspects about this. The negative aspects are all the hardships that all of us are already going through. It is going to get worse if these monkeys are still in power.
There are some positive aspects. If the country shuts down, there will have to be an eventual shake up and overhaul of the entire corrupted and “kaum DNA bahalol” infested system.
There will be a painful housecleaning. Many people will lose their jobs, their livelihoods, their homes, cars, businesses etc. As I keep saying the Malays will get hit the hardest and the worst. But the change will come.
The much easier option is just kick out the monkeys in the coming General Elections.
Vote them out in 2018 ok. Happy New Year.
– http://syedsoutsidethebox.blogspot.my


MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said Umno has no problem accepting Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s apology for mistakes made during his tenure as prime minister.
“Alhamdulillah… if he admits that he has made a mistake, we can accept but when he has made severe accusations against the ruling government, it is not nice because all of us are not perfect.  
“Similarly, when we want to criticise we must remember whether we had made any mistakes or otherwise… I hope he returns to the beginning and be with the government so that we can become stronger and achieve much more things for the benefit of the people,” he said.
When opening the first general assembly of Bersatu in Shah Alam yesterday, Dr Mahathir had apologised for past errors.
Shahidan, who is also the chairman of the Perlis Umno Liaison Body and a member of the Umno Supreme Council, said this when approached after handing out school paraphernalia under the ‘Felcra Berhad Back To School’ programme at the Tambun Tulang State assemblyman’s service centre, here today.
Felcra contributed 500 bags to children of the B40 group in the Arau parliamentary constituency as part of its Community Service Responsibility (CSR) programme at the ceremony.
Earlier, Felcra Northern Region (Kedah and Perlis) general manager Wan Mokhtar Wan Muda said a total of 1,006 children of the B40 group including children of the staff of the agency received aid in the form of school uniforms, bags, stationery, shoes, stockings and exercise books.
In another development, Shahidan said the opposition’s efforts to get closer to rural folk by giving contributions were not affecting BN or Umno at all.
“Let it be… that is their right to give out a ‘sepak raga’ ball, a bag of rice and some aid. If they don’t come in, how can we fight and see who is stronger in helping and looking after the welfare of the people,” he said.
On Perlis, he said Umno had made long-term plans and was ready to face the 14th general election.
MEANWHILE, according to NST:
Kedah Umno Youth labels Dr M’s apology as ‘cheap political stunt’
ALOR STAR: Kedah Umno Youth today took a swipe at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for making ‘seditious’ remarks and for offering nothing new for the people in his policy speech at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) annual general meeting today.
Its chief Datuk Shaiful Hazizy Zainol Abidin said the PPBM chairman continuously twisted facts with the intention of misleading the people with baseless and half-truth claims against the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
Shaiful claimed that Dr Mahathir’s policy speech reflected PPBM’s lack of clear direction, besides being formed simply to exact personal revenge and practice politics of hate.
He believed the open apology by Dr Mahathir was merely a cheap political stunt.
“His open apology is just an attempt to legalise or to redeem his dictatorship or draconian style of leadership when he was in power.
“The truth is, all the promises he is making now concerning freedom of speech, the separation of power between the executive and judiciary, hail from his sins when he was in power.
“PPBM is clearly using this as its political tool. We urge the people not to be misled by Dr Mahathir’s cheap tears,” he said in a statement today.
From an economic perspective, he said Kedah Umno Youth is unconvinced by the political solution offered by the former prime minister.
He said it was an open-secret that the current BN Federal government is carrying the burden of debts and liabilities from the previous economy of cronyism.
“Dr Mahathir should stop pretending to be the ‘economic hero’ by throwing out populist suggestions which are impossible to be implemented.
“His fantasy of reducing the number of foreign workers from 7 million people to just 2 million to create more job opportunities for locals are vague and unrealistic.”
The wing also questioned PPBM’s move to nominate Dr Mahathir as the interim prime minister should Pakatan Harapan win the 14th General Election (GE14), based on the latter’s experience.
“This is the biggest joke in history, where the youngest party in the opposition pact, which only exists in 137 parliamentary constituencies, is demanding such a huge recognition.
“Kedah Umno Youth wishes to advise PPBM deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir against coming in with this proposal, which will backfire on his own party,” he said.
On rumours that Dr Mahathir could contest either the Langkawi or Kubang Pasu parliamentary seats in Kedah, Shaiful said the wing welcomed the move.
He said the wing is ready to face anyone and confident that the people are wise enough to tell the difference between twisted nostalgia and a proven government which is capable of securing a better future for the nation.
“We believe this a desperate move by PPBM to become relevant, to the extent of gambling on the ability of a 92-year-old to serve the people as an elected representative.”
– Bernama  / NST


Further to this story:
it can also be shown that the media campaign against PM Najib Razak might be orchestrated by his very own media and  public relations team, directed by none other than Badawi .
The links are presented here ,and readers can decide for themselves.
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Different ball game: The Deputy Prime Minister is well-placed to take on Dr Mahathir who had tried to destroy his career during the 1990s. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star 
The Loyal Deputy and Minister For Home Affairs Zahid Hamidi appointed Adenan Abdul Rahman his Deputy Secretary-General (Security and Policy) ,after Adenan’s rather short stint as Director General Research Division, Prime Minister’s Department ie Malaysia’s chief spy in charge of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organization which has domestic duties despite its name.
Despite his short lived stint as chief spy Adenan Bin Ab. Rahman is said to have been brought back into the fold, put in charge of Paul Stadlen directing Najib Razak’s media campaign against Mahathir Mohamad.
So, on paper a man who owes much to Zahid Hamidi for having given him a job after being not preferred by Najib  is in charge of Najib’s media campaign , despite Najib not being terribly impressed with him. And Zahid Hamidi himself seems to be Badawi’s favoured man, at least as DPM.
Now, as Peter Kamaruddin aka RPK himself has shown, the so-called “attacks” on Najib are more likely to have come from Badawi, even if he tries to pin the blame of Mahathir :
Which is why, you now have fellows like Ganesh Sahathevan telling you that Trump was forced to expand his powers just to resolve the 1MDB issue. Ganesh was paid USD1 million by a member of team Mahathir to float the idea (READ FULL STORY HERE) while Kit Siang prepped the Red Bean Army (RBA) with one-liners that accused Trump of being anti-Islam.
Ganesh was in Malaysia awhile back, around the time Kalimullah (Hassan)  took on his new job in Bernama, to meet up with the Pak Lah camp to work on the story. As early as April this year they were already conspiring how to fix Anwar up, and the angle they decided on was to link Anwar to international Islamic terrorists to ensure that the US and the West would not pressure Pak Lah to release Anwar as soon as he takes over from Dr Mahathir come 1 November 2003. They felt that if the US and the West were to believe Anwar is linked to international Islamic terrorists, they would abandon Anwar.
As this writer has said before, even casual observers of Mahathir know that he is not likely to rely , let alone hand over USD 1 Million to someone who is even rumoured to be in Badawi’s camp. It follows therefore that that USD 1 Million is more likely to have  come from Team Badawi rather than Team Mahathir.
 This attempt to pin on Mahathir what was more likely Badawi’s handiwork is classic MEIO, that is, the sort of operation that Adenan would have directed while at the MEIO. Why Adnenan is orchestrating attacks against Najib for Badawi is something that should concern Najib. After all, Adenan has reason to be strongly motivated in any attempt to displace Najib in favour of Badawi’s man Zahid.
– http://realpolitikasia.blogspot.my