Friday, May 25, 2018
A former Indian MP turned writer, Sashi Tahoor claimed Malaysian opposition learned from India's experience in bringing down the post-Independent dominant ruling government, the Congress party in bringing down Barisan Nasional.
It is the same phenomenon that saw the end of the dominant Golkar in Indonesia, LDP in Japan and Kuomintang in Taiwan. So it is not for certain that the Indian experience was considered.
And, it is not for certain that the post victory possibility for Malaysia could be any different from India.
Its too early to call as the dynamics is not an exact science determined by macro factors but also filled with the intrigues of individuals and micro factors in the art of politics.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A market player was lamenting yesterday of foreigners not only sold their stock market holdings but went short.
What actually happened is more startling than the report by The Star here of foreign investors selling-off RM2.48 billion worth of shares caused the biggest fall to the Bursa since August 2013.
Singapore's Business Times here reported all the foreign inflow into the stock market for 2018 outflowed within days after the general election.
Prior to the election, foreign analysts forecasted BN to win and were generally supportive of the macroeconomic policies of former Prime Minister, Dato Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
The BN loss was not taken well by foreign investors who views the unconventional policies by the new government not to their liking and would be disruptive to the Malaysian economy.
Words coming out from the new government leaders does not indicate any intention to win back their confidence.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tun Dr Mahathir was repeatedly defeated by Dato Najib in few battles but he did not give up and took his fight to new boundaries.
The consummate politician and dictator won another political war. Admittedly, we lost.
Though still believe it was a justified decision to leave him and stayed to defend the institution of UMNO and government, it is better to refrain from doing a post mortem.
There is a long list of concerns that came out from election result. The concerns are political, legal, economic and national in nature, but it will have to hold first.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Lim Sian See's FB posted a message that incapculate the gist of this general election.
A UK based news portal column by Sholto Brnes expanded LSS's message further.
The writer described the poll as more of twist and turn more than a Shakespearean play to topple the government than any substantive policy differences.
The column by The National below:
Monday, May 07, 2018
We received a WA of a pdf statement of former Chief Justice, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.
Quite familiar with his writing. The language seemed to be him. More so, the sender is a credible political analyst. It is considered to have come from reliable source.
Written in Malay, the former CJ is cynical in the manner Tun Dr Mahathir ran his campaign and his campaign message and his campaign.
If it was yours truly, some would brush it off as one sided, pro-Najib leaning, and makan dedak.
However, this is coming from one of the two Federal Court judges that favoured the release of Anwar Ibrahim for his first sodomy charge in a judicial review.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
One could only expect Namewee to be critical of government. The interesting part of this video is he is also did a satirical whack of Tun Dr Mahathir.
Equal opportunity critic? He he he ...
Friday, May 04, 2018
If that was the only response from Tun Daim Zainuddin to video revelation of Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli being forced to but MAS at the pricey RM8 per share thus, require a buyback option at RM8 per share, it is meek one.
It only tells of a person meeting his Prime Minister to contribute his views, perhaps attempt to establish ties which is in-sync with government policy, and perhaps none of the above but mere friendly courtesy call.
For Daim to response to Dato Abdul Kadir Jasin, it does not add credibility. Kadir seriously compromised on his journalism integrity with his outright lies, spin and manipulative writings to be part of Tun Dr Mahathir's yet another overthrow the country's leadership.
Nevertheless, such possibility could not be excluded because Kadir would have tried to contact Tajuddin and Daim's son, Wira was at one time trying to get hold of someone's son-in-law.
Still, it is as meek a response by both Daim and Kadir as their silence to revelation by Anina Saabudin of money from Realmild deal going into Mahathir's personal account instead of party account. It opens the possibility that UMNO, Tajuddin and country was rampantly robbed, looted and plundered.
Daim cannot be keeping quiet and not response when he has begun his roadshow.
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