Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mahathir's Malayness questioned

An elderly former civil servant was subtly campaigning for Tun Dr Mahathir to another elder using the "Apa nak jadi pada Melayu?" rhetorics.

To a non-Malays, they view it as racist, selfish, and self serving. And to some Malays, such discussions on Malay sounded out-dated, tired and regressive. They prefer uplifting the Malays to be economically independent over reliance on special privileges, handouts and subsidies.

The younger generation wants a fairer and less wasteful way to help the needy Malays and Malaysians at large.

The elder listened attentively without intruding the former civil servant till he finished his repertoire. Then he asked a loaded question with myriad of answers, "Siapa Melayu ni?  

That threw the civil servant off. There was a long silence.

Friday, January 19, 2018

PH struggle to defend Mahathir

The silence from his new found friends in the opposition is deafening as Tun Dr Mahathir had to face a barrage of attack and criticism for his past record.

Despite overwhelming presence of opposition in the social media, even the voice of PPBM President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin could not be heard. Though he may have been accused of stabbing his boss Dato Najib in the back, he remained a team player.

It is the media that is not picking up his overly cautious and calculated words. Mahathir is a bigger news item. His private grumbling over the poor return on political investment on the hundrerds of million spent could be heard.

Now that Mahathir was officially proposed as PH's proposed Prime Minister, it has attracted heavy criticism.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

US-backed BERSIH behind corruption misinformation

Suddenly, Tun Dr Mahathir is raising issue on the uncanny situation of 900 "Fatimah bin Ismail" born of the same day in the electoral roll. Its obviously an exageration like RM42 billion "lesap".

One can presume the idea for such allegation may have come from former EC Chairman and PPBM VP, Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abd Rahman. It could be his righing Modus Operandi then for Mahathir.

No such thing happened ever since BERSIH scrutinised EC for the past two GEs. Now they are trying to abuse the court to deny the requirement by law for redelienation.

Sensing the US-backed BERSIH is in their elements. Believe an Iran-styled color revolution to protest rising prices is in the making.

The Embassy along Jalan Tun Razak Embassy could yet again be assisting to viral misinformation in their perception game. One detected is an image and video on corruption.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Obstacles to Mahathir's revenge to regain power

Asia Times wrote:

Mahathir’s last gasp for power and retribution

Nonagenarian ex-premier's old strongman ways are alienating those he needs to galvanize ahead of fast-approaching elections in Malaysia

By DAVID HUTT, @davidhuttjourno

JANUARY 13, 2018 11:37 AM (UTC+8) 1832
Asia Times

On December 30, Malaysia’s longest ever serving prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who now finds himself leader of the same opposition politicians he used to harangue and imprison, stood on stage to offer an apology.

“Like other human beings, I’m not alone in saying or doing wrong. Not just today, but for as long as I’ve been in politics,” said the 92- year-old, who, weeks later, would be named the prime ministerial candidate for the opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Malaysian guide to licking your own spit

By Lukman Sheriff

1. Condemn corruption til high heaven, then support whom you allege as the most corrupt person for decades as a national leader for the sake of power

2. Condemn our country as basket case for practicing nepotism and cronyism, then support the person you yourself condemned for years as the father of nepotism and cronyism as your leader for the sake of power

3. Condemn Malaysia as authoritarian state limiting various rights of freedom, then support whom you condemned for decades as a dictator for the sake of power.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Quit confusing public, Explain unusual MAS share sales

Since he claim #Taktau, Tun Dr Mahathir has limited room to convince the public he is innocent of the now disclosed humongous BNM forex trading loss of RM31.5 billion.

He can't go on to dispute and sue RCI, blame on Dato Najib, Dato Murad and BNM, and claim conspiracy against him It is politically damaging. The person revealing the actual figure is an alleged ally in the 1MDB fix-up. and it has silenced him from using 1MDB as campaign material for 6 months.

So he resort to the generic propaganda strategy Tan Sri Sanusi Junid oftenly employed through his entertaining and sometimes made up revealing story-telling:
If you can't convince, confuse them.
Just like raising dumb issues could only open more Pandora boxes, attempt to confuse the public only raise more questions.

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