Friday, September 30, 2016
The two mamaks, Tun Dr Mahathir and Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, have a common trait.
Whenever they accused anybody of anything, it is highly likely they are the bigger culprit and the accused did not do it but being blamed to cover their wrongdoing.
Mahathir's boys, including Dato Abdul Kadir Jasin wants to blame on the tight budget condition as Dato Najib causing economic failure.
But the blame of legacy issues inherited from the past administrations are placed on Najib's lap. If Pak Lah's problems is said by an insider require 15 years to address, Mahathir's will be forever.
The public transporation is a fine example KLites have to bear due to the mess that Mahathir made.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
|Sir Hii Yii Ann (right) and estranged wife, Lady Dr Beh Soo Hian (left)|
This sort of issue resembling neo-colonisation would have annoyed Tun Dr Mahathir.
More so, it involves Australia, in which he had a famous row with then Australian PM, Paul Keating calling him recalcitrant.
Mahathir is obsessed to finish off Dato Najib that his focus will not get diverted by other issues.
For a fact, he is collaborating with neo-colonisation agents in the form of George Soros, Rupert Murdoch and foreign hands behind Bersih demonstration. In London recently, he ran down Najib in the presence of foreign press.
He is so focused that he will run down anyone supporting Najib, including bloggers that stopped supporting him, using childish labeling of makan dedak. He questioned feudelism but insist on blind loyalty of a feudel chief.
It is unfortunate that Mahathir will miss out on an interesting lawsuit by a Malaysian against the Australian government for demanding tax on his Malaysian income.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Over a meal yesterday, a friend was regurgitating rather presumptous views so typical of the Protoons on social media. The person is intelligent but seemed to succumbed to such simplistic view out of blind loyalty.
The most dramatic one must be about failing economy perpetrated by Dato A Kadir Jasin. Unfortunately for Kadir, a Facebooker proved he got his facts wrong and by the time he insist his views are right, it became obvious his source were simplistic observation shared over teh tarik at a mamak shop.
When nation economy fail, the economic role could not function effectively. Kadir should read Outsyed's book on failed state for a glimpse of what failing means. Not that we buy into his view that lack credible references and merely observation and spurious relation like The Malay Delima.
This led us to tell the friend.
"You have doubts and we are not absolutely sure of certain things.
However, one cannot accuse based on questions seeking answers or to fulfill curiosity. One cannot accuse because one is not convinced on the answer but in turn, cannot provide proofs to dismiss it.
When it involves criminal allegations and accusing a constitutionally elected leader, one has to know with facts and certainty, not still asking questions filled with why nots."
Monday, September 26, 2016
Matthias Chang and Dato Husam Musa sued a Hollywood wayang company. It was long suspected that the lawsuit was a wayang. Their wayang to cover-up the withdrawal exposed their wayang.
In Rocky Bru's posting here, Matthias Chang said he will come out with the last laugh and Dato Salleh Said Keruak's last statement is counting the chicken before it is hatch.
Salleh made a statement to respond to the withdrawal of lawsuit by Matthias Chang and Dato Husam Musa as mere a media stunt.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Must say that our sources is not too far off in their information on Dato Shafie Apdal's new political party except perhaps the party name.
In the previous posting, the political party claimed to be the new platform for Shafie will be Pakar. The only comment received was to suggest changing the alphabet "P" for "Z".
It was directly picking on Shafie's second marriage to Zahida Rafique. He still did not own up to an already open secret. Never trust someone who do not take responsibility for his own action.
Pakar or "Zakar" may not be the party. Another source claimed, it could be Perpaduan or Unity. That would tie together with Bersatu or the rejected acronym for PPBM.
Dato Rahman Dahlan commented in his Twitter and it was reported by Malaysiakini here, "I said this before. TSMY (Muhyiddin), TunM (Mahathir) & DSSA (Shafie) will only cannibalise support from current opposition. The defection of PKR's MP Penampang proved it!"
Darrell Leiking's departure created active discussion in Sabah social media, wrote Sabahan Phillip Golingai in The Star here.
One of the subject discussed was written in the previous posting. It is the possibility of PKR closing shop and a new political slogan to remove Malaya party out of Sabah.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
In an anticipated move, The Star Online reported Dato Seri Shafie Apdal will be taking over a dormant Sabah party as his political platform to take on BN in Sabah.
He was spotted at the ROS office this morning with Dato Jaujan Sambakong, state assemblymen for Sulabayan who quit UMNO together with Shafie.
In a related event, MP for Penampang, Darrell Leiking announced resignation from PKR yesterday. Only last week the PKR VP demanded Tun Dr Mahathir to admit Anwar was a victim of political persecution.
The former UMNO Penampang leader was also seen with Shafie at ROS this morning.
Sabah political analyst with a government agency saw this as an interesting development. Darell is a Murut and Bajau is not known to have close links with KDM.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The opening line in this travel and leisure website on Malaysia here claimed:
"In Malaysia, public transport is very developed and quite practical, and will save you the trouble of dealing with driving".However, the urban reality to those living in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley (Greater KL) is that it is far from the truth.
With Vision 2020 to be a developed nation a mere 4 years away, the land public transportation (LPT) for Greater KL is far from that a developed nation.
In places like the interior of Sarawak, even the basic rudimentary transportation need is yet fulfilled. If KL is still not in place, what can one expect for the rest of the country.
Public transport was not taken up seriously in the past thus the carpet had swell into a hill by the time Dato Najib could address the problem.
Maybe it is personal interest in play or resistance to change. And even be the underlying unstated reason behind the current political war cry to remove Najib.
1MDB could just be an excuse.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Despite the recent hiccup at the Putra-LRT station and consequent bad handling and unsafe emergency procedures by Prasarana Malaysia, there were encouraging development on public transportation.
There was the commencement of the second MRT line that extends the reach of Putra-LRT commuters beyond Klana Jaya till last station off Putra Heights. The third line is at planning stage and will take commuters to Sungai Buloh-Serdang- Putarajaya.
In July, the MOU for the High Speed Rail from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore was inked. The 350km line will reduce travel time between the two destinations and make Kuala Lumpur and Singapore only one and half hour away.
Malaysia plan to spend almost RM70 billon on rail infrastructure. It is another people-centric economic initiative by Dato Najib.
This should have been the option over the economic development model based on subsidised petrol, tolled highway and Proton car ownership.
There was no interest in past administration to develop an efficient mass rail transport. KTM rail should have been changed for a wider gauge for faster, higher load, and modern rail transport.
Too many boo boo twisting to cover for past mistake.
By Aaron Neville
If you want something to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Baby, my time is too expensive
And I'm not a little boy
If you are serious
Don't play with my heart, it makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
Then, baby, I will, girl, you know I will
Tell it like it is
Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I-I-I-I-I know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride
Monday, September 19, 2016
The way people get appointed for top post can be bewildering.
A friend send us this news report on the appointment of former FGV CEO, Datok Emir Mevani Abdullah in an advisory role at Tradewind.
His then appointment as CEO of FGV from an earlier position as Board Member of FGV to represent PEMANDU was itself questionable.
His integrity was first put into question for lying on his Phd degree. His professional background was in oil and gas and not oil from palm trees. In 2013, this blogger questioned then Minister Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar for mentioning him as one of the pride of Talent Corp.
After leaving FGV for a questionable deal and it is not his first questionable deal (not going to rewrite it), this appointment came as a surprise. How long and successful has he been in the oil palm industry to give advise to another long time player in oil palm?
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Pronouned "Auw re ka! Evina tut glutae maximus" to mean "Eureka! It turned out to be the Gluteus Maximus" in Latin.
Prior to our April trip to Sarawak, an old back pain resurfaced.
It worsened upon our return and till today, it made us fear of sitting for long time to write. Unintentionally, it made us post-phoned work, including cleaning-up our work space and the mess from our books, magazines and files all over the house. And we got to return back a so-called "confidential" material misplaced in one of the many storage boxes.
It was really an unexpected problem. After undergoing through 2 months of relatively intensive dieting, and daily workout able to shed off about 25 lb, our muscles were supposed to be "loose" and stronger.
All the hard work was about being fit to roam through Sarawak. So before flying off to Miri, we went for a massage with a male masseur who claimed to have studied Aromatheraphy in India. The massage didn't help but highlighted the pain at a certain specific part.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Humpty Dumpty set on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Could not put Humpty Dumpty together again
Had always wondered all these years to know who the big headed fella nic-named for humping and dumping something on the wall.
Why is he sitting on a wall that led to his fall due to the precarious lop-sized weight up his head?
Since he has an unstable posture, why was he humping and dumping on a wall?
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The takbir of Eid Adha is still being chanted. Sacrifice or qurban can still be the theme today.
Dato Shafie Apdal is not expected to have much impact in Sabah. He does not have influence outside Semporna. His support from KDM is limited. And to survive in Semporna for GE 14, he needs the Sakaran family blessing.
However, Shafie's naughty hands has extended beyond the thigh of a botox-ed celebrity. The same lucky number ploy he did in Tenom to attract crowd is applied to other districts. He gives out a car to every districts he goes campaigning.
Sources claimed Shafie used his former officers in KKLW to sabotage his successor, Dato Ismail Sabri. The ploy is to seek exorbitant kickback from contractors at double Shafie's "rate". It serves to cover-up his past misdeeds at KKLW with the story line things are getting worse.
So when three crews of a fishing boat off the tourist destination of Pom-Pom Island near Semporna was kidnapped for ransom on the eve of Eid Adha on September 11, it looked to be the signature of Shafie's hand.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Labbaik Allah humma labbaik, Labbaik la sharika laka labbaik. Innal hamda. Wan-ni'mata. Laka walmulk. Laa sharika lak.In Malaysia, the chant one keep hearing during Eid is Takbir where the words Allah is Great is repeatedly called. But during Haj and the journey to Mecca, one would hear the above Tahmid repeatedly chanted.
O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am. There is no partner with You, here I am. Truly the praise and the provisions are Yours, and so is the dominion and sovereignty.
At 5:18 PM Malaysian time, the solemn moment of Wukuf in the fields of Arafah commenced. Wukuf is the highlight of the Haj ritual. It is the summit for millions of Muslim gathered together for the brief moment after zuhr till end of asr.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Tsunami was mentioned in the previous posting here.
So happen, Amanah's Dr Dzulkifly was reported yesterday to believe Anwar-Mahathir pact will unleash a political tsunami against UMNO.
Maybe Azmin's initiative could do it but Nurul Izzah's "surprise but not forget without the forgive" statement is interesting. Nurul, her mother and Rafizi was not in court. Correct us if we are wrong.
Wan Azizah twittered appreciation for Mahathir's support for the challenge against NSC Act. While Rafizi still on a wait and see.
All parties talked of the NSC Act but the political interpretation has gone beyond that.
Azmin commented about UMNO is now in a state of panic. Noh Omar replied it is diversion to his problems in Selangor.
It is rather cliche a statement from Noh. So was Azmin's gempaq.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
To divert the exchanges involving Tan Sri Muhyiddin with few UMNO leaders to the point of name calling with regard to his remark on Dato Najib's acccount, Muhyiddin made another statement claiming UMNO could lose 45 seats.
UMNO leaders are all too familiar with Muhyiddin and the personalities in Pribumi Bersatu (PB) to gauge their political strength. That statement would not be convincing enough for UMNO members to migrate en masse to PB.
However, he may have known that Tun Dr Mahathir is appearing in court on Monday.
Perhaps, it is the height of hypocrasy, but the image of Tun Dr Mahathir in a handshake with Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, after 18 years since Anwar was removed and subsequently jailed, leaves an imprint on public perception.
A picture paints a 1,000 words.
Monday, September 05, 2016
The height of hypocrasy ...
Desperation till honour and principles are sacrificed.
Why? Is the compromise of one's whole life principles not the ultimate of corruption?
No answer needed. Just for pondering:
Which is the bigger sin: lying, hypocrasy, corruption and causing destruction OR still allegation of embezzlement?
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Hotdogging is an American term which dictionary.com described as a noun for "the act of one who hot-dogs; the performance of intricate, daring, or flamboyant stunts." In other words, show off.
We were not aware when it happened but a PKR friend called to tell. He was trying to get into a lengthy explanation of the implication and all but we stopped him.
"You and me are not new in this game. Explanation not required. One quote we understand already. And we know it is all politics.
He acknowledged it and we told him, "If we are in your shoe, we will go to town and politicise it to the hilt.
"It is your job as opposition to drum up into the public psyche. Do police report, demand them to open a file, and what not."
Our friend replied, "(Dato Abdul) Rahman Dahlan practically helped us to revive an issue that has gone stale to the public. How could he ...."
And we interject, "... be so stupid?"
Friday, September 02, 2016
Yesterday's genuine cautionary posting received 5 comments.
As veteran in this game, the first instinct about the comments is that it is mostly from typical cybertroopers. The description to the comments are diversionary, conspiracy, commentary, cynical, and insulting, respectively.
In normal circumstances, only few would have been released because it is negative and does not add anything to public discourse on the matter. However, it is allowed released for comment here.
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. The court is still digesting DOJ's filing. Judges are aware that DOJ could be lying or withholding information or fabricating evidence or fixing people up. The American public are also accusing Loretta Lynch of going easy on Hillary Clinton. The plaintiff side has yet be heard. Court has yet to begin.
As Dato Irmohizam rightly pointed out, DOJ have been quiet without any development since July 20th. It is coming to 2 months. Maybe something is not coming out right.
The latest WSJ report presented fact different from DOJ filing. Pakatoon and ANC should believe WSJ. If there is amendment in their court application, it could mean the DOJ filing was based on media allegations.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The media missed out on the August 22nd supposed appearance of Taek Jho Loh and Riza Aziz at the US court. Guess this blog can claim credit as the few that asked what happened to the anticipated bang that turned into a whimper?
Noticeably, Matthias Chang stopped sending and viralling his hour-long speech. Too long la ... brader. Sapa mahu sit and listen that long? Short soundbytes please.
Tun Dr Mahathir's repeated controversies that attracted criticism from all sides could be meant to divert not only his mistaken revelation of the three or four Tan Sri conspiracy, but could be about August 22nd.
Three days ago, MP for Kuala Selangor was reported by Sinar Harian [read here] asking what happened to the August 22nd appearance. Since June 20th announcement, there have been no development!
Investigation for criminal charges is still ongoing. Is something not going right with DOJ again?
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