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Future of Democracy in Asia 746

 

Thank you very much for this opportunity to speak to the audience here. Malaysia has gone through a very furious transition. I was the leader for 22 years of the government party which ruled Malaysia for 61 years.

Now I am now leading the opposition and the opposition has now become the government. So I am not changing my stand first I say that I still see have the same old ideas about the authoritarian rule which I might been accused of being dictator during my time. But I beg to differ I was not a dictator but that doesn’t make anybody change their minds. Whenever they mention my name they always described me as a dictator and today a dictator is going to talk about democracy. But I don’t know whether I’m qualified or not. But I will try.

In the first place of course democracy is not an Asian invention it came from the west. Again I suppose from Greece but now the whole world has been told that you have to become democratic else has seen rapid changes taking place in many places.

And as a result of trying to be democratic they have met worst fate then when they were under authoritarian rule. So does that mean that authoritarian rule is best. Well of course we deny that because we think that the only system of government that should be practised by all countries must be the democratic system. But democracy is not something easy to handle. The basic rules of course is that the majority of the people have a right to choose a government to govern their country. But even in a democracy there
can be autocrat to rule rather tightly as I have been accused of. But if you want to make government work you have to have certain disciplines.

Asian minds are not accustomed to the idea that country can be ruled by the people. We have always had monarchs with absolute power and we have survived in a way of course. There were a lot of criticism again the monarchies rule they tend to be rather cruel to their own people in order to sustain themselves.

But now Asian are told that they should have democracy. And democracy mean not having any monarch or any dictator. It is people who will choose their leaders would lead the country. The assumption of course is that the majority of the people must know what is good for themselves.

Unfortunately they are distracted by other things like money for example. If they’re given money some of them would vote for whoever gives money whether he is a democrat or he is an authoritarian ruler. So sometimes or rather quite often it happens that democratically elected ruler can behave like a dictator and that’s what happened to Malaysia since 2013 when the Prime Minister who has been ousted took over. He introduced into democracy a new slogan and that slogan is called Cash is King.

In other words he’s saying that it is legitimate and proper to bribe in order to do to get anything done. But prime ministers are not paid very well. I think if you are in the public sector doing business you’re better paid. But for Prime Minister who is running whole country the pay is very very low. So if you want to bribe and you don’t have money he had to think of some ways to get money. And the previous Prime Minister decided that he would steal the money because he hasn’t got enough money to give bribes which will change the minds of people.

That show that even if we elect a ruler doesn’t mean that he will behave himself. There are mechanism for removing ruler who is not fair who is cruel and all that but sometimes the whole system can be can be converted to the dictators ideas and they will carry out his instruction because they know that they will be very well paid for that. So even in a democracy there can be dictators. And we find that when working with the democratic government too many people have got ideas which they think should be carried out out by the government and because they had different ideas from the government we have opposition parties.

Opposition parties normally can only criticise the government but seldom they can overthrow the government or bring government down. Unless of course it is a two party system.But two party is not very democratic. It means some people will have to forget their own ideas their own ideals in order to be a part of the other party the opposition. Only if there is a united opposition can democracy, can there be election to form the government.But it is not easy to have just two parties because many people would believe that they they are the right people to form the government.

And so when you see the regime change taking place in the Arab countries they, every one of those people who campaign, who demonstrated in order to overthrow the authoritarian government every one of them felt that they were the ones who should be running the government. But they are not united they come from various parties and the only reason why they think the government should be brought down is because they think they would be able to rule after the government is overthrown. But there are so many people who wants to be the government and of course immediately after the overthrow of authoritarian ruler there be will quarrel among the people who overthrew him.

Because you belong to different parties with different ideas. The end result may be Civil War at least tension and instability in the country. And they see in some countries they lost the ability to run the country. They become Failed Nations because they kept on quarrelling quarrelling with each other and not getting any benefit at all from democracy.

So we cant claim democracy as if one size shoes which fix all because each country each people have their own cultures and some of their cultures are so strong that it is difficult for them to change from having a dictator of an absolute monarch and replacing him with someone you elect merely by making a tick on the piece of paper. This is not common with them and therefore this idea can not be easily practise in many many countries in Asia and the Middle East. So we need to accept that democracy is not a perfect system it has his flaws but to make it work the mindset and the value system of the people must be capable of accepting rule by a person who is elected every 5 years. Sometimes of course it doesn’t last 5 years or something may go on to rule the country for 5 terms.

But all these are still seen quite democratic but some will fail because of the quarrells that take place all the time with the people snapping at the government and the government spending time and money in order to govern the country. He will not be able to govern in the country because he has to face a lot of disruptions coming from the very people who elected him.

So in Asia today we find not too many democracies. India is supposed to be the biggest democracy and but the others are quite totalitarian such as kingdom and countries of central Asia. In the east of course although leaders may be elected the ability to rule is not so good because of the constant sniping at the ruler whoever he may be. So the future of democracy in in Asia I think well will be something that will will not be achieve overnight as happens with some of the Middle Eastern countries. They change over night and today we see more problems than it was before they had democracy. You see civil war you see a lot of fighting and you’ll see a lot of disruption of the environment and they are unable to rule well or to get others to come and invest in their countries.

So I hope that people will understand that it takes time for people to become democratic. The value system must be suitable for democracy before democracy it self can be used as a method of running a country.

Thank you very much.

 

746 thoughts on “Future of Democracy in Asia

  1. mubarakchan Nov 22,2019 6:18 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians noticed the following headline, yesterday ?

    ” ANWAR MEETS DR M WANTS PEACEFUL ORDERLY TRANSITION WITHIN REASONABLE TIME FRAME. ”

    This is the most significant headline in recent times. It is a good rebuttal to the baying of those who want our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the World’s Best Premier to-day to depart immediately.

    The motley mob is made up of detractors, trouble-makers, nay-sayers, morons, fellow travellers, treasonous Senior Civil Servants with Tan-Sri-ships, crypto-Singaporeans, spies, swallows, ducks, tycoons, fortune-tellers etc.

    I dare say that the good DSAI with patience has a complete understanding of the objectives which our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has to achieve to gain closure. Only the Tun knows best when to hand the baton of Power over to DSAI. Time should not be of the essence.

    As for DSAI, he has gained in stature and wisdom with his new-found strategy of gaining Power in the Putrajaya citadel once ruled by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    By the time our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team entered the Putrajaya citadel after 9 May 2018, the sight of it all was one of shock and awe due to the unbearable putrid stench arising from 14 years of all financial rape and wanton vandalism of whatever was at hand by the BN Government.

    The Harapan Manifesto was based on an orderly transition from one normally administered Government to another like any other Democracy. But the BN Government left behind the shambles which gave the appearance of a war-zone like what one sees every night on TV about the Hong Kong Boys’ Riots 2019 !

    With such a destroyed Government, the much wished for Reforms were hampered due to the urgency of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of what was left of the Federal Government. This fact changed the whole façade of the Harapan Manifesto temporarily. The expected goodies could not flow smoothly down from the apex to the proletariat at the bottom. Naturally, a hue and cry could be heard all round.

    And with a new crew which were suddenly put to the task of being Ministers of the Federal Government, it takes time to gather momentum in unity within human capabilities.

    And so it is, that DSAI was able to understand and have the patience for our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to achieve his aims so that our beloved Malaysia is well-place on the road upwards to be like Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan as one of 4 important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    The experience at the top and the wisdom of our DSAI will definitely hold sway as an Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    Our beloved Malaysia awaits the combined benefits from the efforts of the Best Prime Minister of the World Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Best Prime Minister to come in our DSAI who has now gained stature as recognised by the World.

    It is befitting for our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat that we have the services from this combination of the Tun and DSAI which is unique in the history of Malaysia. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you and DSAI we all TRUST !

  2. mubarakchan Nov 21,2019 11:03 PM

    Tun

    The following exciting headlines today thus,

    1. ” ANWAR MEETS DR M WANTS PEACEFUL ORDERLY TRANSITION WITHIN REASONABLE TIME-FRAME. ”

    Well-done DSAI a gentleman of patience and understanding. Rome was not built in a day !

    2. ” PM TAKES COGNISANCE OF MINISTERS GIVING PROJECTS FOR POLITICAL SUPPORT.”

    Dismiss them before the whole System becomes cancerous again.

    3. ” DR M. LOOK AT HK, ECONOMICALLY FRUSTRATED YOUTHS CAN BRING UNREST ”

    Our beloved Malaysia was on the brink of self-destruction as at 8 May 2018. But thanks to the wisdom, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Rakyat have a second chance after 14 years of all out financial rape and wanton vandalism by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs – worse than the Rape of Sabine Women of Ancient Rome.

    4. ” SALWANI. THE PERSON WHO SAVED THE ORIGINAL 1MDB AUDIT REPORT.”

    This honest and loyal person should be awarded a Datuk-ship instead of all those sons of wanton mee sellers or lorry drivers or rubber tappers or lodging keepers.

    5. ” SINGAPORE ECONOMY FORECAST TO GROW 0.5% TO 2.5% in 2020. ” Before inflation ?

    Singapore’s Economic Model has failed.

    It failed with the failure of Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives 2002-2019 to save his Legacy for his inheritors and Singapore being i) Temasek ii) FT imports iii) 2 casinos iv) Lee Kuan Yew’s TPPA/CPTPP to enslave our beloved Malaysia forever which also kill Malaysia/Malays/SMEs. Singapore’s GDP never breach 3% GDP since 2002 after the loss of her Uncle Sam’s blessed monopolistic trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 to the BRICS. This clearly showed Lee Kuan Yew could not master more powerful external forces – no matter how !

    Foolishly, Lee Kuan Yew failed to attain independence by investing ALL THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 PROFITS INTO GOLD AT US$300 per ounce before 2000. He was seduced through flattery by the Gnomes of Zurich to descend down to their lowly hoi-polloi level to be suck dry slowly slowly by them ! Ancient saying, ‘ THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A HIGHER MOUNTAIN. ‘

    For Singapore, the only opportunity now is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UK ON EQUAL TERMS THERE IS NO SHAME IN THIS. Has the bland and uninspiring Leadership got the gumption, vision and courage to do the needful ?

    6. ” SINGAPORE NARROWS 2019 GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 0.5% – 1% ON BIOMEDICAL, AEROSPACE SHOWING.” Before inflation ?

    Singapore clearly illustrates that it does not pay for a country to PLAY SECOND FIDDLE WITH ONLY 900,000 MALE CHINESE AGED 21 – 50 !

    She must have her own independent source of revenue always.

    7. ” THAI OCTOBER EXPORTS DROP 4.5% Y-O-Y LOWER THAN FORECAST.

    Even Thailand !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  3. mubarakchan Nov 21,2019 10:08 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE GLCs.

    1. The Government entity to care for the mega Malay businesses in trouble was known as Danaharta.

    2. The operations of the Danaharta were opaque and businesses were sold without proper valuation to private individuals.

    3. The troubled companies which required money to be saved were all parcelled off to Khazanah which overnight became an Empire headed by a suave gent who operated of his own accord. From this, the huge IHH was created with huge assets in Turkey and India, countries known to have weak currencies and economies.

    4. Ancient saying, ‘ THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS NOT TO OWN THE BUSINESS. ‘ No risk. No gain ?

    5. Khazanah was on its way to be a KINGDOM WITHIN A KINGDOM when the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs and SOEs was ousted on 9 May 2018.

    6. It is the Policy of any developing country to channel all financial strength towards the infra-structural development of the country for the sole benefit of the Rakyat. Not to create more projects to line the pockets of the leaders of Government who are already powerful and rich.

    7. Besides, how could civil servants and political appointees be better entrepreneurs than the original owners of the failed enterprises ? This is like putting the cat amongst the pidgeons.

    8. Lush expensive advertisements were put up in newspapers in praise of the fantastic profits made by the Khazanah owned companies loaded with political connotations. Sime Darby tried to do likewise. But it was difficult to cover the stink in a small country.

    9. The hot relationships and very close private retreats caused the following absurd pronouncement.

    ‘ WHAT IS GOOD FOR SINGAPORE IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA. ‘ A stupid statement without thought.

  4. mubarakchan Nov 21,2019 3:36 PM

    Tun

    Kudos to the writer of a headline ” SUCCESSFUL GLCs ARE PUBLIC BOON.” This headline in a way is misleading but also enlightening due to the recent events which have exposed the wanton corruption and theft of public assets. As always, it pays to return to the basics to discover how GLCs/SOEs suddenly appeared in our midst since 2003 after our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired. Between 2003-2018, the GLCs/SOEs grew like cancer of Corruption which nearly kill our beloved Malaysia and her peoples within a space of 14 years due to greed and weakness of the flesh. The GLC Story began in Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore.

    In 1965, Lee Kuan Yew left Malaysia very happy but showed a sad façade. No one knew until recently that Lee Kuan Yew had the secret blessing of Uncle Sam to do the Cold War Monopolistic Questionable and Unmentionable Trades 1948-1989 which brought so much wealth that pushed Singapore from the 3rd World to the 1st World without any effort by Lee Kuan Yew.

    With this wealth, Lee Kuan Yew established the Jurong Industrial Park on the advice of Dr Albert Winsemius, the UN Dutch expert on economics and Adviser to the Singapore Government 1962-1984. It is now apparent Dr Winsemius had a dual role which was also to keep a baleful eye on the activities of Lee Kuan Yew on Uncle Sam’s behalf.

    Lee Kuan Yew encouraged Singaporean traders to establish industrial projects at the Park. All failed by 1972 because traders do not have the attributes of industrialists. The main purpose was to provide employment to the Malay sector of the community which was a main concern of the Singapore Government.

    With the failure of private enterprise at Jurong with few exceptions, the Singapore Government stepped in with its monopolistic enterprises like NOL, SIA, Far East Levingston, Chartered Industries, Keppel, etc. By the early 1980s, all these prospered being monopolies. Lee Kuan Yew coined them as Government Linked Companies or GLCs.

    Lee Kuan Yew developed a Government controlled business which fitted in with his creation the Anti-Cambridge Godless Neo-communist Political and Socio-economic System – a half way house between authoritarian Communism with a central command and Western Democracy as we know it.

    Suddenly in 1989, Communism collapsed. Both Russia and China thought Lee Kuan Yew’s GLCs were a perfect fit to fill the void in their collapsed Communist Central Command Systems. Both embraced it fully and wholeheartedly. Little did these countries discover that GLCs spawned Corruption and Nepotism on a huge scale in the huge countries. There are now 100 Chinese on the run from China.

    GLCs only work in a tiny one street town like Singapore which was personally monitored by Lee Kuan Yew because in Singapore, everyone’s personal information is just a whisper away. SIA is one of the most closely monitored GLCs unlike MAS even the MDs have lush luxury London condos worth millions of pounds. That’s the difference.

    How did the GLCs appear in our beloved Malaysia all of a sudden ?

    Remember the crisis of 1997 ? All the Malay owned conglomerates were in difficulties. An Government entity was set up to house them and keep the businesses and jobs going.

    After 2003 when our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired, those manning this Government entity which housed all the once mega Malay businesses had thoughts which were privy only to themselves. The best were inveigled out to personal or private interests. The rest were politicised by announcing that ‘GLCs PROTECT MALAY BUSINESS INTERESTS AND MAKE MONEY FOR THE MALAY RAKYAT.’ This announcement I remember very well. The whole rigmarole was inspired by a fellow who immigrated into the Malaysian GLCs domain from the private sector. He became the de facto head or tycoon of the Malaysian Government GLCs Empire which lasted till May 2018.

    A famous ancient saying, ” THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS NOT TO OWN THE BUSINESS.” See, no riskes, no capital up-front.

    From this point, sometime in 2004, Malaysian GLCs/SOEs popped up everywhere. THUS DESTROYING THE AGE-OLD POLITICAL SYSTEM OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WITH OFF-BUDGET SPENDING WITHOUT LIMIT GUARANTEED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. It is now well-known that this PLOY benefitted only a handful of Malays through the Corruption and abuse of the GLCs/SOEs, probably not more than 50 out of 16 millions Malays. Of course, the non-Malays suffered because we Malaysians can only exist according to our revered Constitution safe-guarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans.

    The 50 Malay individuals or more thus DESTROYED THE POLITICAL AND SOCIO-SYSTEM VIA THE GLCs/SOEs against their own and the Rakyats’ interests. Thus killing the goose that laid the golden eggs. Stupid.

    This GLCs/SOE’s caper has NO BUSINESS TO BE WITHIN OUR DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM MALAYSIAN STYLE. The sooner we get rid of ALL except for TNB, TELEKOM, PLUS the better. GLCs/SOEs are the precursor of UNCONTROLLABLE CORRUPTION, ABUSE AND NEPOTISM IN A DEMOCRACTIC SYSTEM. No other democratic system in the World practises it. THERE ARE ONLY 4 COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WHICH HAVE GLCs/SOEs. eg

    1. SINGAPORE – AN AUTHORITARINA GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGED AS SUCH BY THE WEST A LONG TIME AGO SINCE THE 1970s.

    2. RUSSIA – AN AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT

    3. CHINA – AN AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT.

    4. MALAYSIA – DEMOCRATIC WITH ISLAM AS THE OFFICIAL RELIGION

    Malaysia will fall on her own sword if she carries on with the GLCs/SOEs AS SURELY AS THE SUN RISES. Corruption, abuse and nepotism will RETURN WITH A VENGEANCE. No doubt about this.

    Therefore, thus

    1. SELL THE GLCs/SOEs TO THE INCUMBENT MANAGEMENT AND ITS ASSOCIATES.

    2. SELL THE GLCs/SOEs TO THE FORMER OWNERS IF THEY HAVE NOT BROKEN THE LAWS.

    3. SELL THE GLCs/SOEs TO NEW OWNERS.

    How many Malaysians realise that Sime Darby instead of investing in Proton etc, did property development in direct competition with the private sector or invest in developed countries like Australia and New Zealand in agencies instead of assisting in the development of an emerging country like Malaysia like taking business risks in capturing Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover etc.?

    In a developing country like our beloved Malaysia, EVERY RINGGIT AND SEN IS PRECIOUS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFIT OF THE RAKYAT BECAUSE THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH IN THIS WORLD. !

    Vide the Annual Reports of the UN. World Bank and IMF, between 2002 to 2018, OVER 1.50 TRILLION RINGGITS WERE SIPHONED OUT OVERSEAS FROM MALAYSIA. The host countries have benefitted from this black money deposited there. What about Malaysia ?

    For a sanguine assessment of a Malaysian’s worth these days, FIRST GET A VALUATION OF THE HOUSE. SECOND, TRY TO SELL IT. First, a person would have discovered that his/her house is worth 20% – 30% less than its expected value. Second, he/she will find NO BUYERS !

    In other words, the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs stole so much money out of the System via off-budget spending that all values of assets reduced by 20% – 40% concomitant with the rise of inflation etc.

    THE FAMOUS GLCs/SOEs which have been exposed are thus

    1. TELEKOM – A MONOPOLLY WHICH BUYS LOSS MAKING BUSINESSES FROM THE NON-MALAYS.

    2. TNB – A MONOPOLY WHICH FINDS IT DIFFICULT TO MAKE MONEY. I know an authentic case in Taman Tun Hussein Onn in which a house has over 10 air-conditioners and paid pea-nuts to TNB !

    3. SIME DARBY – The same Management bankrupted Sime Darby twice by doing business with crooked Chinese, RM 1.2 Billion in 1996 and RM 2.1o Billion in 2010. No one was prosecuted. No one went to jail. Naturally, more bankruptcies to come.

    4. IHH – Where profits are boosted by paper M & A. Soon the whole paper façade will explode to show only hot air as an asset. Fully guaranteed by the Federal Government.

    5. THE FELDA GROUP. The Indonesian Eagle had the best pick followed by the Management naturally.

    6. THE LTAT/BOUSTEAD GROUP. THE WORST OIL PALM ESTATE IN THE WHOLE OF MALAYSIA WAS BOUGHT AT THE HIGHEST PRICE IN THE WHOLE OF MALAYSIA JUST BEFORE THE FALL OF THE BN GOVERNMENT on 9 May 2018.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. No GLCs for us. We are Malaysians not Chinese, Russians or Singaporeans.

  5. mubarakchan Nov 19,2019 12:25 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    In response on you discourse on the Malaysian Politics of today with a retrospective view of what should or should not have been done, I will now express my opinion on your 4 salient points, thus :

    Point One – I agree. I have brought up the weaknesses of the PKR/DAP before here and in other blogs as follows.

    i) In 1997, if DSAI had taken a holiday in the United States, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister because of external circumstances which weakened the incumbent.

    ii) In 2008, if the Opposition had sorted out the 32 Aduns before and not after the GE, they would have been in Putrajaya since. This would have cost them no money.

    iii)In 2013, if the Opposition had gone on a 100 day fast to the death which even Gandhi did not attempt in the full glare of the World, they would have been in Putrajaya since.

    1v) For the 2018 GE, I suggested the DAP join the BN to gain Power. But they joined Bersatu/PKR instead which was even better.

    Now, the Malaysian Politics have congealed into two groups the Reds and the Blues like this

    a. The Reda. Bersatu/PKR/DAP = All Head and no Body.

    b. The Blues. UMNO/PAS/MCA/MIC = All Body and no Head.

    I reckon this is the harbinger to come for future Malaysian Politics – a good harbinger to build up a Nation like Switzerland, Japan and India.

    POINTS 2 & 3 – I agree.

    POINT 4. Interesting comment on past history which is the arbiter of the Truth. Let us look at history i.e.

    15 August 1945 – The World War in the East had ended. Soon a Labour Government under Clement Atlee took over from the Conservatives led by Winston Churchill. The British Government proposed a Malayan Union giving enfranchisement to all the inhabitants of Malaya which consisted of the Federated and Unfederated Malay States. Soon the Malays via the Sultans were up in arms after the latter were informed by their British Advisers what would have been the true picture. The Non-Malays would be in control of Malaya with political and economic power in their hands. The traditional power of the Sultans with British Advisers would pass to the Non-Malays. The outcry by the Malays was enough for the British to abort the Malayan Union which was replaced by the British Military Administration 1945-1950 with which the British Labour Government was uncomfortable.

    In the meantime, two significant events took place in the British Empire.

    The 1947 Independence of India and Partition which brought over 1 million deaths and injuries. The British at the end just ran off leaving the Kashmir Princely State unresolved to this very day as the Tommies were tired of War.

    The 1949 Founding the State of Israel with lands grabbed from the Palestinians with foreign support.

    The lessons learnt by the British from these two significant events put paid to the 1951 founding of the Federation of Malaya with the Sultans still holding Power with Brtiish Advisers. By 1957, the Power of the Sultans passed seamlessly to the Rakyat via the Federal Government and a Constitution which safe-guards the Sultans and the Rakyat. The rest is history.

    At this point, 1951 the British held 70% of the best assets of the Malayan economy, a hot Communist insurgency was on whilst the Chinese held 25% of the third rate assets of the economy and the Malays 2%.

    And with a fine hind-sight the Vernacular Schools were left alone to its devices. May be at that time, these schools were apolitical and treated like Cinderella who did not grow into an adult because the years of suppression by the British who kept a baleful eye on them all. the time through a cohort of school inspectors in attendance. Also, the Malayan negotiators could not foresee what the future affecting the Vernacular Schools will be.

    Finally, no one proposed that sometime in the future, all citizens will be called upon to recognise and serve the Sovereignty and National Interest of Malaya. Hence, a Plan to Malayanise the Vernacular Schools could have been laid out over a period of 50 years since 1957. If someone had thought this out, the regret of granting approximately 1,000,000 citizenships to the Chinese would not have risen today. However, the NEP was formulated by Tun Abdul Razak and his Team which had served the country well. The same could have occurred if there was a Plan in 1957 for the Vernacular Schools which were actually at their weakest in 1957 !

    AS HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH, THE 1,000,000 CHINESE DID CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA LIVING TODAY IN PEACE, HARMONY AND PROSPERITY.

    WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THESE 1,000,000 CHINESE WERE NOT CITIZENS ? I shudder to conjecture.

    Let me just state the facts. In 1972, I developed the Concept of controlling British interests by buying Sime Darby first with the support of the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidant YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. In 2 years, the Malay interests ran out of money at RM 23 Million. There were no lush money for the Malays in those days. Without telling anyone, I managed to get 2 Singapore corporates to help via an important Singaporean intermediary. By November 1975, Malaysian interest were in control. It was not until 1982, that a suitable Malay could be found to be the Managing Director of Sime Darby which continued on until with no contribution to the National Interest ever since. In 1982, I suggested Sime Darby to control all the palm bunkering port facilities of China. They purportedly set-up a small one at Port Said Egypt. Ten years later, the KLK, IOI, and the Kuok Group controlled all. But by 2010 Sime Darby spent RM 2 Billion on a port in the backside of China. Now no one wants to buy this investment which Sime Darby is selling.

    My intention for Sime Darby in Malaysian hands was to purchase and transfer light engineering British companies to Malaysia on the one hand and on the other, to provide assistance and technical know-how to Malaysians by transfer. Instead, Sime Darby was turned into a fine British like trading company to sell goods for principals to this day in lush places like Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand which does not benefit the National Interest – that’s 44 years of wasteful investment. Sime Darby should have taken over Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover a long time ago.

    WHAT DID THE SIME DARBY DEBACLE SHOW SO VIVIDLY FROM 1972-2019 ?

    THAT A MALAYSIAN OUT OF HIS OWN VOLITION AND WITHIN HIS LIMITED CAPACITY ASSISTED THE MALAYS INTO BIG BUSINESS VIA THE FAST TREK. All know that it is impossible to do so with RM 23 Million.

    I was asked to resign from Sime Darby in 1992 by the Malaysian Management whose jobs I created after there was no SCANDAL for 18 years. Even shortly before this, Sime Darby was doing crooked business with crooked Chinese like Benta, Bukit Beruntong (Nova Scotia Estate)

    TWO SIME DARBY GIGANTIC BANKRUPTCIES FOLLOW IN 1996 AND 2010 AT RM 1.2 bILLION AND RM 2,10 BILLION RESPECTIVEL. No one was asked to leave. No one was prosecuted.

    Lest we forget. On 13 May 1969, the British owned 70% of the best assets, the Chinese 25% of the 3rd rate with a handful of tycoons. and the Malays just 2%. All the time the British let it be known that the Chinese profiteered in their business. THE FACT WAS THE CHINESE WERE JUST DISTRIBUTORS OF BRITISH GOODS TAX FREE UNDER THE EMPIRE PREFERENCE. The British preferred them because the Chinese traders took the risks and provided the credit right through from the centre to the periphery.

    LET US MALAYSIANS LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES AND REMEMBER OUR SUCCESSES. ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY. IT TOOK SWITZERLAND 800 YEARS, JAPAN 3,000 AND INDIA 5,000. These countries have diverse populations except Japan.

    For our beloved Malaysia, IT IS DEFINITELY NOT THE END OF THE WORLD BUT JUST THE BEGINNING.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It is interesting to note that the late Minister of Finance Tun Tan Siew Sin was one of the panellists who formulated the Constitution of Mauritius because of the success of the Constitution of Malaya/Malaysia.

  6. twinpeaks Nov 18,2019 6:38 PM

    I am going to say a few words on the state of politics in Malaysia as I see it…

    1) PH would NEVER have formed a government if TUN Dr. Mahathir and our Bersatu Party had not come to help the frail opposition coalition of PKR/DAP/AMANAH or whatever else, in the 2018 general elections. If anyone think (and I know most Chinese so-called political analysts in this blog and the newspapers etc. don’t agree with me, but who gives a S*** what the Chinese think), if any one think that the present government should force Tun to step down to make way for whoever wants the post, then PH can forget about winning even a tenth of the votes in the next general elections. Because by then we (Bersatu party) will be joining hands with our fellow Bumiputera/Muslim parties in the BN coalition. It will be Bersatu/UMNO/PAS with junior MCA/MIC against everyone else. And let’s see if you can beat that combined political force for decades to come. SO, I WOULD BE VERY CAREFUL IF ANY CHINESE WISH TUN TO STEP DOWN.

    2) Like I said before, it is false to think that voters did not vote according to racial self-interest in the by-election. On the contrary, the Malays who voted for Bersatu in 2018, had returned back to vote for BN simply because the Malays have been very defensive of the erosion of power since PH formed the government. If you are asking how this is so, well.. just listen to the rousing speeches of Datuk Seri Najib and others. And what did they say? They said that, what Maruah or Dignity does the Malay community have left when PH gave the Finance Minister post to a non-Malay. THAT IS WHY ALL THE MALAYS HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON BERSATU, and not some stupid comments about the state of the economy. Do you think that people don’t know that GST was created by the BN government? The point is, it is not the economy stupid, it is the loss of D-I-G-N-I-T-Y.

    3) There is no such thing as the NEW MALAYSIA. The average Malaysian is still as gullible as ever, they still spit on the street, throw rubbish everywhere, asking for handouts as ever. NEW MALAYSIA does not depend on the change of government. NEW MALAYSIA come from the change in mentality of ordinary people.

    4) I leave this last remark last. It is for the Chinese bigots in this country. You (the Chinese) should be forever grateful that you were accidentally given citizenship, which to my mind, should NOT have been given AT ALL.

    SO, STOP WHINING, AND ASSIMILATE YOURSELVES INTO THE CULTURAL WAYS OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN.

    Bersatu-led PH government is the ONLY hope that you will EVER get, to get anything in your favour. It is not much, but JUST ACCEPT WHATEVER IS GIVEN TO YOU, NO MATTER HOW LITTLE. STOP ASKING FOR THIS AND THAT. STOP ASKING FOR THE EDUCATION MINISTRY TO RECOGNIZE THE STUPID UEC, and so on. I can tell you, the more you ask, the more you will be isolated, and the more you will suffer. That is the likely outcome once the Barisan Nasional come back to power in the next general elections.

    There..

  7. mubarakchan Nov 18,2019 9:54 AM

    Tun.

    Another happy day. Another peaceful and harmonious day for all of us, the Rakyat of our beloved Malaysia. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Like you and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, we are all born optimists otherwise we would not last a single day in our profession. And so it is for us, Tun, a life of over 100 years. Sorry, detractors, troublemakers, naysayers, morons, Martians from Mars, crypto-Singaporeans, treasonous Tan Sri Civil Servants, tycoons, spies, swallows, ducks etc. who are all for want of happiness because they have been paid to be sad and say “No !” all the time. Vide. http://www.onlinecitizen.com ‘Albatross Files’ reported Lee Kuan Yew threatened the journalists to show him crying only. Tunku responded when told, ‘ He left me very happy ‘. Who would you believe ?

    With this background, headlines galore this morning Tun of varied descriptions and happenings !

    1. ” SULTAN NAZRIN JOINS THOUSANDS IN BIRTHDAY RUN. ” Where else but Malaysia ?

    2. ” DR MAHATHIR TO OFFICIATE WORLD’S LARGEST PALM OIL CONGRESS ” Where else but Malaysia ?

    3. ” SINGAPORE’S OCTOBER NON-OIL EXPORTS FALL FOR 8 STRAIGHT MONTHS ”
    Dear Singaporeans, It’s time you think 21st Century and not 19th Century ! No ideas ? Ask our PM !

    4. ” POLICE STORM HONG KONG UNIVERSITY AFTER DAY OF VIOLENCE “. The meek, mild and timid Hong Kong ? I thought it was Baghdad !

    5. ” HONG KONG POLICE STORM UNIVERSITY HELD BY PROTESTORS ” Violence will not get anyone anywhere !

    6. ” HONG KONG POLICE SEAL OFF UNIVERSITY AMID FEARS OF CRACKDOWN. ”
    Catch the culprits. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.!

    7. ” CHIN TONG. TANJUNG PIAI IS START OF HARAPAN’S END ….OR A NEW BEGINNING. ” The Oracle of Kluang speaks. Your guess is as good as mine because PH is as good as its strongest link the PM and PKR !

    8. ” WEE GET THINGS MOVING. PH FAILED IN TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE “.
    These days all want to take care of the people from the nursery in the Dewan Rakyat via the ‘anti-bottom Bill’ etc. In 1972, two Singaporean banks nearly got into a scrap when one called the other a ‘wee’ bank !

    9. ” WE HAVE TOO MANY DOCTORS ? REALLY. ” The more professionals the better stupid ! Britain is importing 5,000 doctors the next 5 years.

    10. ” TAGGED ELEPHANT DIED FROM POISON ” Close down all the z00s in this World and return to the animals their rights !

    My happiness today stems from the realization that finally Democracy is reaching Puberty in our beloved Malaysia eg.

    The two contending Parties, in UK its Tories and Labour, the US the GOP and the Democrats and in our beloved Malaysia

    1. The PH which is all head and no BODY !

    2. The BN which is all body and NO HEAD ‘

    Hence, such a situation is ideal for the growth of Democracy. And both have tons and tons of money ! The choice is yours, folks ! A good platform for our descendants to come. Switzerland took 800 years of confederation. India 5,000 years and Japan 3,000 years. Fantastic !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  8. mubarakchan Nov 17,2019 4:29 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON TANJUNG PIAI BY-ELECTION.

    How many Malaysians know that the MCA actually provided goodies to the Chinese through the decades. For example, in 1969 in Johor, with the support of the State Government and the revered Sultan, MCA could arrange plots of land for the Chinese in Johor. This was one reason why the Johor State was a MCA bastion for so long in conjunction with a progressive State Government and a caring Sultan. In even earlier days, the MCA cohorts got as many Chinese to register as citizens as possible. There were little Napoleons then ! As for how the MCA leaders became rich, it is another story.

    MCA operated under very difficult circumstances with the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs when CASH IS KING BECAME OFFICIAL.

    At its heyday, BN big-wigs all had goons dressed in black. I was pushed off the road once by a MIC big-wig from Sungei Siput whose goons not only crashed his white Porsche Cayenne into by humble Toyota but also kidnapped me by taking hold of the keys and forced me to drive to the Sime Darby Porsche workshop where the Tan Sri was well-known for using his Porsche like a runaway tank. The left door of the Porsche collapsed. My Toyota did not have a single scratch ! Man proposes. God disposes. This MIC contractor lost big at the 14th GE ! I did not complain. I did not explain. (Courtesy Henry Ford II 1962). The Tan Sri forced me to pay RM 10,000 for the damages to his car created by himself. He proudly gave me his business card and asked where I lived. And added he lived at Damansara Heights. I replied, ” Bukit Tunku “. I saw him rolling his eyes. Not many weeks later, a drunken Chinaman crashed his car into my garden. He paid me RM 13,000 ! Man proposes. God disposes. Sometimes, it pays to act stupid to eat the Tiger !

    During the 14 years of Malaysia’s Dark Ages, when Cash was King, all those with Power and Money lost their heads. None were listening or aware of the complete deterioration of the Malaysia we knew before 2003. This was a fact. Because since 1954, I always loved to operate at ground zero to get a feel of the Real World. Another instance, I was queuing up at the ticket counter at KL Sentral for sometime. Suddenly, a goon in black squeezed in front of me. Such acts tell me things were getting really bad like darkest Africa where the strong bully the weak.

    And what happened to the venerable BN on 9 May 2018 ?

  9. mubarakchan Nov 17,2019 2:36 PM

    Tun

    A wonderful morning in a wonderful country inhabited by wonderful peoples. The morning after a wonderful by-election which demonstrated the progress of democracy since 1957 as practised by the wonderful peoples of this happy Land. What more can we ask ? The serious business of the day are best exemplified by the following headlines, two of my creation and the rest by professional hacks, thus

    1. ” A MESSAGE FROM HEAVEN ” to remind Man proposes. God disposes.

    2. ” A SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE AN INDIAN SUMMER. ” Indians should know best with their 5,000 years of civilisation.

    The following from professionals with vested interests, thus

    3. ” BARISAN PULLS OFF A DECISIVE WIN. ” Not quite. This is only a catchy headline with no substance.

    4. ” TANJUNG PIAI A PERFECT RIPOSTE TO DR M’s HUBRIS “. The writer thinks he is a better PM. Dr M is really doing National Service this time round. Until 2010 when I visited him there was no inkling whatsoever he desired to be the PM. His family also was against it.

    5. ” TANJUNG PIAI. HADI CALLS IT A VOTE AGAINST ‘EXTREMISM’. Good Haji. There are no more extremists in our beloved Malaysia today.

    6. ” TANJUNG PIAI. CHINESE VOTERS ABANDON HARAPAN AT MORE THAN DOUBLE THE RATE OF MALAY AREAS. ” The Chinese practise rice-bowl politics. The Malays practise Leadership politics. Hence, the twain will never meet.

    7. ” CHINESE HAVE RETURNED TO BN. ” Wishful thinking by a born optimist.

    And here is my take on the future of HARAPAN, thus

    1. The Harapan has reached a milestone successfully and this is the final mile to the 15th GE to gird themselves and push the wheel to further success. It must be remembered the Malays practise Leadership Politics. The Chinese practise rice-bowl politics and never forget about ill-treatment and promises.

    The Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.

    2. In 1954, a handful of towkays could finance the Alliance with RM 400,000. In the early 1980s, an UMNO Tan Sri told me that a person with RM 20 million may cause a lot of trouble to the BN. I shudder to think how many billions of ringgits now required by noticing that the strolling mobs in recent years wore nice garments, munch KFCs, ride Yamahas, surrounded by male or female buddies, and mum and dad just a phone call away. And putting up posters were a dime a dozen which would have escalated to RM 1 a piece ! BIG BUCKS ARE REQUIRED TO WIN THESE DAYS !

    3. THE GRASSROOTS SHOULD BE FIGHTING FIT BY THE 15TH GE. THIS MEANS THE FOLKS ARE WELL-PAID AND BE WARNED THAT THEY WILL BE EATING GRASS IF HARAPAN LOSES AT THE 15TH GE.

    4. A STRONG BRAIN-WASHING UNIT BE APPLIED ON ALL QUARTERS.

    5. FRIVOLOUS YBs ENCOURAGED TO WORK AS A TEAM AND DO NOT SEEK PERSONAL GLORY LIKE ONE OR TWO IN THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT

    6. A BIG STIMULUS PROGRAM FOR THE SOCIO-ECONOMY BE PREPARED AND LAUNCHED AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME. THE EARLIER THE BETTER. For the very first time, Malaysian Politics will have to hold sway/overide over conventional economics. How much ? And when ? The whip is in Harapan’s hands.

    7. The more in-fighting in Harapan. The faster they will be shown the exit at the 15th GE. BECAUSE ALL THE RAKYAT ARE FED-UP WITH THE DIRE STATE OF THE ECONOMY CREATED BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs WHICH REASON THE RAKYAT DO NOT UNDERSTAND. They only understand clean money in their pockets as all are financially stretched.

    8. All Rakyat are sore with the lack of tangible goodies since May 2018 because they do not understand the causative effects of all-out Financial Rape and Corruption left by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    9. AND THE BIGGEST TIME BOMB OF ALL IS THE BUNGLED BANKRUPTCY ACT 2017 BY THE FAKE BN MINISTER OF LAW. OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS WERE LEFT TO BE MANAGED BY THE OLD ACT. BUT THE NEW ACT BEGAN WITH NO BANKRUPTS. THE NEW MINISTER OF LAW (Sabah) SAID IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT RECENTLY THAT THE BANKRUPTS ARE WELL-LOOKED WITHOUT MUCH FEELING FOR THE PENINSULA. IN SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA, THE BANKRUPTCY ACT IS UP TO DATE AND BANKRUPTS ARE GIVEN THE BEST CHANCE TO RECOVER. IN MALAYSIA THE ACT IS STILL VICTORIAN WHEREBY THE BANKRUPTS ARE PUNISHED. IT WAS ALLEGED THAT CORRUPT FINANCIAL INTERESTS HAD INFLUENCE OVER THE NEW BANKRUPTCY ACT 2017. Vide. The Star Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    The time bomb if the Bankruptcy Act is NOT SERIOUSLY REVISED, is the over 600,000 urbanised bankrupts with their families which will total up to over 2 million urbanised voters to VOTE AGAINST HARAPAN IN ALL THE TOWNS. AS SURELY AS THE SUN RISES, THE BN WILL EXPLOIT THIS ACHILLES HEEL (AND INSTIGATE THIS LUSH 2 MILLION VOTERS CACHE) NOT ONLY OF HARAPAN BUT DAP SPECIFALLY. DAP can end up with NO SEATS worse than MCA today. IT IS ALSO STUPID OF THE BN NOT TO EXPLOIT THIS CHINK IN THE HARAPAN ARMOUR. BY JUST A STROKE BN WINS ALL THE TOWNS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE AS WELL. Then Harapan returns to a status worse than its low in 2004 !

    FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED IN REALPOLITIK.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem In you we all TRUST. Acheh !

  10. mubarakchan Nov 16,2019 9:41 AM

    Tun

    FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    Thanks for bringing up the latest on how the developed West view the undeveloped East these days after they have cut down all the trees in their forests dislodging Robin Hood and Maid Marian and the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

    For years certain well-endowed agencies in the West have lobbied against the destruction of tropical forests in Indonesia and Malaysia in direct confrontation with the poor emerging countries instead of adopting what Henry Kissinger calls ‘ an ambiguous approach may be the life-blood of diplomacy.’ The French approach to the bio-fuel issue is like taking from the poor to give to the rich. The poor will never become rich. I believe the following should take place :-

    1. A top level Summit between EU and ASEAN should take place as a matter of urgency on Free Trade terms.

    2. Let both sides iron out their differences based on the basics.

    3. Let the EU notes that both Indonesia and Malaysia are democracies like the West. Both their economies are advancing well according to Western democratic concepts.

    4. Why cut off our limbs as both countries are beginning to walk ? Not forgetting France’s own Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

    5. The present stark difference of opinion may be surmounted by an understanding by the EU that the production of more palm oil is an absolute necessity for both Indonesia and Malaysia to survive from the monetary returns so engendered i.e. this is an important component of our economic wherewithal to up-keep the sanctity of Democracy as practised. In this respect, Indonesia should be rewarded for surmounting her past difficulties and not punished by the well-ensconced literati of the Western World.

    6. If the EU demands that there should be no more destruction of tropical forests, where on Earth may Indonesia and Malaysia garner money to up-keep the sustainability of their peoples within the Western democratic context ?

    The answer is a form of subsidy from the EU for both countries to vastly reduce forest destruction. A formula may be worked out to create an equation. This means more aid less forest destruction or less aid more forest destruction. It is for both sides to work out what the aid will be, money, goods or services ?

    7. The attitude taken by France is not only ham-fisted but colonial. The Francophone African countries laid bare of forests provide due testimony as to how they were ruled during the Colonial days.

    8. SINCE THE EU TREATS ASEAN LIKE A COLONY, THEN ASEAN SHOULD LINK WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM AS AN EQUAL PARTNER TO CREATE A BIGGER VOLUME OF FREE TRADE BOTH WAYS. WE SELL UNLIMITED DUTY FREE PALM OIL TO UK AND WE BUY UNLIMITED UK GOODS AND SERVICES. LET THE EU DEAL WITH RUSSIA.

    9. Finally, it is often said,’ THE AMERICANS FORGET EASILY. THE BRITISH TRY NOT TO FORGET. THE FRENCH NEVER FORGET. THE CHINESE NEVER NEVER NEVER FORGET. THE MALAYSIANS FORGIVE AND FORGET.’

    Therefore on this score. WE MUST NEVE FORGET THAT SOON AFTER OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA GAINED MERDEKA IN 1957. OUR TROOPS WERE PART OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONTINGENTS KEEPING PEACE NOT ONLY IN CONGO BUT ALSO SOMALIA AND LEBANON IN THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE EU AND THE WORLD. Malaysia did not demand a single sen in return for her good deed and compassion in the name of Peace in all the World.

    Malaysia also believes in Liberty, Equality and Fraternity like the French. The First League of Nations after World War I was established in Versailles, France. We have a lot in common. Why not talk before banning palm oil ? Why have a direct confrontation when we are actually good friends ? Let not a few French francs or Euros be between us and keep us apart. This is not Liberty, Equality and Fraternity !

    NOW OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS MADE TO SUFFER BECAUSE CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE SHORT MEMORIES. Is there no justice and fairness in this World, France and EU ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Try and try again like Robert Bruce of Scotland. we will succeed. The ban should be postponed until all avenues to resolve this problem have been exhausted. Acheh !

  11. mubarakchan Nov 16,2019 8:50 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT ABOUT THE WRITER WHO IS NOT AWARE HE LIVES IN WONDERFUL MALAYSIA AMONGST HER WONDERFUL PEOPLES, thus

    ” RACIAL POLITICS PLAYED BY DESPERATE PARTIES. DR M ”

    My rebuttal of the anti-Harapan writer is in support of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad succinct headline..

  12. mubarakchan Nov 16,2019 8:36 AM

    Tun

    Here is a headline which speaks volumes in favour of those with a brain of a mouse-deer and the thick hide of an elephant, thus,

    ” WHY WAIT THREE YEARS TO PUNISH PAKATAN WHEN WE CAN DO IT NOW ”

    First I dare say that the media which encouraged such foolish sentiments is as culpable as those who are responsible which I will state accordingly.

    Second, a foolish statement like this can only come from a fake, detractor, naysayer, trouble-maker, moron, fellow-traveller, treasonous Senior Civil Servant ennobled with a Tan Sri-ship but sleeps with the enemy, Martian from Mars, crypto-Singaporean, a fellow with no father or mother, a swallow, a duck etc. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Third, the writer is obviously deaf, dumb and blind not to notice the beauty and well-endowed natural resources of our beloved Malaysia. He is obviously a candidate for the Woodbridge Hotel, Singapore. He lives amongst the wonderful peoples of Malaysia and did not notice even though it is reported that certain specimens became racist after being elected. Are not these real fakes or fake fakes, Tun ?

    Fourth, the opportunities now available before all Rakyat which were created by the Harapan, were never available under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. What are doable under the revered Constitution, will be done !

    Fifth, what has non-Harapan contenders got to offer for the PM’s post ? The writer himself ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem will arise when Malaysia bans Indian barbers from working here. This may affect our mind-sets accordingly to act funny.

  13. twinpeaks Nov 16,2019 6:52 AM

    Here is an interesting news just out of France.. a exactly a day after the National Assembly voted in favour of extending the tax breaks on palm oil biodiesel production until 2026, President Macron’s government under pressure from influential environmentalist movement Greenpeace and his own MPs, again put the extension to a second vote. This time it was reversed by 58-2 MPs. This effectively delist palm oil biofuel from a list of permitted biofuels in France from January 2020 onward. French MPs and senators argued that palm oil biodiesel production is directly responsible for the destruction of forests and orang utan and other wildlife habitat in Malaysia and Indonesia (… which I rather not comment about, as a Sabahan).

  14. mubarakchan Nov 15,2019 7:04 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE 13 MAY 1969 RIOTS.

    One main factor which I inadvertently left out was the huge victory demonstrations by the Left Wing and the Opposition parties along the roads and streets of Kuala Lumpur after the General Elections. A huge ruckus was raised as the procession slowly moved along concomitant with all sorts of insults and abuses which would have raised the ire of anyone. On second thought, the gangsters of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore were as one on that fateful night. The whole episode was both intimidating and outright aggressive. I was there.

    By 1972, Lee Kuan Yew could register 2,000 Singaporean gangsters. He neutralised and sanitized them by permitting them to work in Johor Baru day or night. And they returned to Singapore after work to their families to sleep and rest. Crime disappeared in a jiffy in Singapore .

  15. mubarakchan Nov 15,2019 6:34 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    Kudos to you for bringing up issues which are dear to the hearts of all responsible Rakyat and irresponsible politicians, naysayers, trouble-makers, detractors, morons, Martians from Mars, crypto-Singaporeans, fellow travellers, treasonous Senior Civil Servants, spies, swallows and ducks etc.

    Let us begin with the basics being the real historical façade of ye old Kuala Lumpur not more than 50 years ago.

    1. In 1969, Damansara and Bangsar were part of the Socfin Estate, OUG, TTDI, Bandar Utama, Up-Town, Damansara Jaya were all rubber estates. Jalan Duta was a dead-end road. Sri Hartamas, Puchong (Castlefield) and Kinrara were also rubber estates. Lornie Road which ran between the old Istana Negara and Sungei Klang tapered off into the venerable Old Klang Road as the dead-end. Old tin mines lined both sides of the road which ran North from Jalan Ipoh. These mines are now known as Taman Wahyu and Selayang with hordes of people and cars milling around wholesale markets.

    Kuala Lumpur town was just a big model of all the other towns which line the trunk road running from Singapore to Penang.

    The only Malays seen were those in the Civil Service or drivers. There were only two tall buildings of 7 storeys which belonged to the Chinese as were all the other commercial buildings. The pace of Government and commercial activity were leisurely and relaxed. All normally went home for lunch. Daylight hours were not fully utilised until our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad extended it on his first day in office. He said this was good for having leisure time to relax. No one complained.

    Kuala Lumpur town were divided into distinct areas for the different communities. The cool and green hills to the West for the British, areas adjoining Chinatown were for the Chinese, Kampong Baru which held the famous Saturday market was for the Malays. Special precincts were for the Malay Civil Servants around the Royal Selangor Golf Course and Kampong Pandan and Peel Road. Brickfields were mainly for the Indian community except for one or two lodging houses managed by the Hainanese.

    The Federal Police Headquarters was at Bukit Aman and the KL Police Contingent at High Street in the old Victoria Institution premises.

    Then suddenly 13 May 1969 erupted. The PDRM was caught short handed and its force stretched thin over huge areas at key points. Its radio communication was antiquated which even I could monitor police messages with my radio. The riot began at 5 pm from Prince’s Road (Jalan Putra) along TPCA and moved towards Batu Road ( Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman) By 5.30 pm all ths shops closed with people in panic. My sister was there. Then the population of Kuala Lumpur was 10 times smaller.

    By 8.30 pm the 5th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment moved in and bivouacked in the school field just across the road from my eldest brother’s house. Throughout their long stay, the soldiers were weil-behaved and disciplined.

    Gun shots were first heard at 8.30 pm around the Batu Road area 2 km from my house. An area which had no police security. 2 days later the DIGP despatched his Daimler limousine with a bodyguard and a Sten gun to send my family to the Federal Hill where I could not hear gunshots day and night.

    In 2019, Kuala Lumpur truly represents the capital of our beloved Malaysia with a good mix of all communities all round. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE PDRM TO PROVIDE THE FULLEST SECURITY EVERYWHERE WITH MIXED ETHNIC HOUSING EVERYWHERE. In 1969, the PDRM could just protect key points and installations.

    BUT THE FORTUNATE POINT TODAY IS THE MIXED DEVELOPMENT WHICH TOOK PLACE EVERYWHERE UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE NEP 1971-1990.

    And politics are unlike that of 1969 when all seemed wrong and inequitable. For example as follows :-

    In 1969

    1. The Policy of the Currency Board of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei was practised under 2 Chinese Ministers of Finance who probably did not understand higher economics but only practised Confucian virtues like thrift. A country spends only what it earned. This produced illiquidity. The rich became richer, The poor became poorer. The British owned 70% of the best assets. The Chinese 25% of the third rate with a few tycoons. The Malays just 2%.

    My Malay and non-Malay graduate friends returned home to no benefits. There were no OD. No credit cards. No car loans, No housing loans. No business loans. etc. They were certainly angry that the citizens got nothing from Merdeka even 12 years of freedom.

    2. 1963-1965. Lee Kuan Yew and his PAP cohorts certainly put the fear of ‘MALAYSIA FOR MALAYSIANS’ in the hearts and minds of Malaysians. I attended his red hot ceramahs at Sulaiman Court now Sogo. I still remember why. In the Dewan Rakyat, Lee Kuan Yew with his usual bombast crossed swords with the up and coming political braves like our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. These episodes would have aroused unnecessary fears in the hearts and minds of most citizens. I was there.

    3. 1967 – The Penang riots against the imposition of Custom duties. There were deaths and injuries.

    4. 1969 – My advisers especially Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too the most Senior Chinese Adviser on Counter Insurgency Warfare to the Federal Government alerted me to the weakening political powers of the MCA., so did the UMNO Youth.

    5. 1969 – The Police accidentally shot a person. This gave rise to Left Wing and Opposition agitation. Until 1972, there was no restricted travel through the Causeway. Gangsters and bookies crossed freely.

    6. 1969. Opportunity for communist agitation was at its height on apparently fertile ground.

    7. 1969. (I) Internal Malaysian domestic politics.
    (ii) At 2.30 p.m. on that fateful day, the President of MCA withdrew MCA in a pique, out of the Alliance which gave the wrong impression that the incumbent Alliance senior partner had lost power in key states. By 10.00 pm that night, the MCA was back in the Alliance. This fatal mistake activated the tragedy and caused many innocent lives of all races. My brother-in-law was a specialist paediatrician at the KLGH at the material time.

    In 2019,

    1. IF OUR POLITICIANS CRY WOLF TO MANY TIMES AND IF THEY ARE NOT CAREFUL THE REAL BIG BAD WOLF WILL TURN UP ! We must remember such display of bravado can be fulfilling and not self-fulfilling !

    2. HOW TO BURN OR THROW STORNS IN ANY MALAYSIAN CITY THESE DAYS. ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS ARE MIXED.

    3. IN 1969, THE RIOTERS WERE FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE. IN 2019, THEY WOULD BE DRESSED IN CLEAN BLACK BRANDED T-SHIRTS WITH RM 50 IN THE POCKET OF THEIR BRANDED JEANS AND GAILY MUCHING A KFC AFTER LEAVING THEIR BRAND NEW YAMAHA AT A SAFE PLACE. The motivation is different. One was by want of necessities whilst the other is for the want of MONEY.

    How to riot with proper clothing, a full stomach, a nice motor vehicle, a buddy male or female and mum an dad just a phone call away ?

    TWIN PEAKS. THE RIOTS OF TODAY 2019 WILL COST BILLIONS OF RINGGITS UNLIKE IN 1969 WHEN THE MATCH TO LIGHT THE BONFIRE WAS FREE.

    And what about all those beautiful Mercedes, BMW and Audi motorcars mainly owned by Malay executives. And the mass crowds of mixed communities thronging the streets innocently.

    WTITH OUR MALAYSIAN STYLE DEMOCRACY AND AN INCUMBENT NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IN POWER, THERE IS NO RAISON D’ETRE FOR ANYONE TO RIOT IN A MALAYSIAN STREET WITH LESS THAN RM 100-200 IN HIS BRANDED JEANS POCKET. A Malaysian riot will soon cost a lot of good MONEY unless crass interference by outsiders.

    HOWEVE PLEASE NOTE SINGAPORE GOT WHAT THEY DESIRED, THE ROCKS, ALL OF KTM, HSR ETC THE KIASU WAY WHICH WAS CHEAP PULICITY OF RED HOT RELATIONSHIPS AND VERY PRIVATE RETREATS BROADCAST FREE BY THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT’S BRAIN-WASHING NACHINE, THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, THE BEST AND BIGGEST IN THE WORLD PER CHINESE CAPITA OF 900,000 MALES AGED 21-50 !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Let true facts fight the fake news ! History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

  16. mubarakchan Nov 15,2019 3:42 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON CAAM RECENTLY.

    How many Malaysians are aware that Singapore controlled the airspace of Malaysia up to Perlis from Singapore until 1972 ?

    Our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak on the advice of the NOC took back our beloved Malaysia’s airspace which was controlled by a foreign power. Now Malaysia controls all of her airspace except for that tiny bit above Pasir Gudang , Johor which was only a rubber estate in 1972 !

    Likewise, the British Colonial Currency Board of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei, a British Colonial relic and a British template to control British Colonies was only dissolved in 1972 to permit the Bank Negara Malaysia to bloom and contribute to our National Development. I was there, This was the main factor in creating the fertile ground for the tragic riots of 13 May 1969. The other factors were all incidentals to the main plot.

    Also, it was under the 22 year Administration of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that all the British owned Malaysian businesses were purchased at fair market prices unlike some African States which nationalised or took over by force.

    We the Rakyat should look upon all these achievements with pride and satisfaction which stand us in good-stead in the eyes of the World.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  17. mubarakchan Nov 15,2019 3:07 PM

    Tun

    Suddenly there is a fresh crop of headlines of varied importance which appeared this morning, thus:-

    1. ” GOVT TO BEAR RM 10.3B LOSSES IN TABUNG HAJI RESCUE PLAN. THE AMOUNT WILL BE EVEN HIGHER IF THE ASSETS VALUE DEPRECIATE FURTHER.”

    What a shameful description of a Trust Fund which I consider as one of utmost importance with the holiest connotation ! See the extent of the Corruption and Abuse of Power which had penetrated into such an important and holy sanctum which should have been overseen by the most respectable and honourable of men and not crooks.

    See how when the Head of a Government is corrupt which began at the Head, this putrefaction spreads downwards to the tail without exception.

    This horrible putrefaction had affected not only one Malay Trust but nearly all with money. And now, the incumbent New and Incorruptible Government has to bail them all.

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan. Even if this will take 100 years.

    2. (i) ” PM : WHY THE UNITED STATES DOWNGRADE THE CAAM. ”

    (ii) ” CAAM HAD INADEQUACIES. LOCAL STUDIES SHOW BODY BOGGED DOWN BY INEXPERIENCED STAFF. ”

    These headlines showed the CAAM has two sides of the proverbial coin.

    3. ” I AM NOT CAMPAIGNING FOR BARISAN, SAYS MAHATHIR. ”

    This headline clearly shows that the importance of the status and reputation of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unbeatable and without peer.

    4. ” GAZETTE MANGROVES AS FOREST RESERVE. SAM URGES PENANG TO SAVE PENAGA, KEPALA BATAS AREAS AND NOT MAKE EMPTY VOWS.”

    The time for bluffology by Malaysian politicians is over like Singapore. As I have urged many times, the mangrove swamps of our beloved Malaysia’s coastal territory bear great potential for conservation for eco-tourism and food production. These are the areas where edible crabs, shrimps, octopus, fish abound for easy harvest. Malaysia should become the World’s leading light in this field of industry. We do it with the assistance of Japan which is the most advanced country in the World for this form of horti0culture. In fact in support of Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin’s brilliant proposal, it is timely to set up a separate Ministry of Food Production with also the responsibility of a FELDA-LTAT World Class food production unit – sort of Malaysian Nestle-Danone all rolled into one with British expertise.

    5. ” RAFIDAH. WHY STOP AT 30% ”

    Common sense dictates !

    One of our beloved Malaysia’s finest politicians speaks. YB Tan Sri has a World class mind-set and will serve our beloved Malaysia well if given the opportunity to be THE PRIME MINISTER. Where else but Malaysia ? Especially now our beloved Malaysia is one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. We need World Class elite like YB Tan Sri to lead the Nation and given the chance at the right opportunity. Not only that Malaysia must build up her stock of Malay and non-Malay elite as postulated by our revered Consititution, the real ones and not a whole pack of plagiarists and fakes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  18. twinpeaks Nov 15,2019 12:57 PM

    It is very plain and clear as the blue sky that the newly found freedom of speech has already been abused the very minute is was given by a pro-democratic government. It does not look like Malaysians are ready or can handle their newly-found freedom of speech, yet. The Malays start insulting non-Malays and worse still, use Islam as their ally (!). Then the non-Malays start poking at the Malays for equal rights. These are not what freedom of speech is meant for. It is not meant to be used for attacking fellow citizens. Yes, you may organise malay or chinese dignity gatherings, to improve yourselves, Not to attack or make fun of other fellow citizens.

    Not even in the West are people allowed to do the sort of thing that is widely going on in Malaysia today.

    It is just incredible. Unbelievable.

  19. twinpeaks Nov 15,2019 12:43 PM

    Listening to some of the political campaign speeches in recent days leads me to believe and conclude that there is a very big, and I would definitely say, intractable and growing division between the Malays and non-Malays in this country. These vitriolic speeches disguised as dignity speeches are in essence a direct attack on fellow citizens. I cannot believe that this is still allowed in the twenty-first century, in modern-day Malaysia. If you are asking for a matchstick to start a fire, these public speeches are surely what you are looking for. It is easy to predict that one day, a small dignity walk-about in town will gather momentum into a nation-wide (except in the Borneo states where it does NOT have any impact at all, fortunately) violent inter-racial street battles. Public figures in both government and the opposition must be very careful about what they say in public. Mobs are hard to control once they are let loose. Sure, the army can be called upon to restore order and by that time Parliament will be suspended in all likelihood. Foreign investors will start emigrating one by one, and none will come back. It will set the country back fifty years. And it can forget about achieving a developed country status.

  20. mubarakchan Nov 13,2019 11:12 PM

    Tun

    The following shocking headlines appeared in both the front pages of two English language national newspapers today, thus

    1. ” REGULATOR DEFECTS. CEO TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION ON NOV 1.”

    2. ” RED FLAGS IGNORED. THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF MALAYSIA HAS DELLECTED BLAME BY SAYING THERE WAS AMBIGUITY IN THE DOWNGRADE. ”

    What a shame our beloved Malaysia has to go through with a rare downgrade by the United States FAA for neglecting the red flags over time !

    The symptoms of the failure of the CAAM were there with the loss of MH328 and MH17 which was not due to aircraft failure but other factors which had more to do with mismanagement by the authorities than anything else.

    Yes! The symptoms were the symptoms of Corruption and Abuse of Power through the governing System which reached down from the very top. – There was only the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs to take the blame for this neglect of a straightforward function yet a most important function for all concerned.

    When the MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine, the Minister was asked. He replied stupidly and with a total lack of responsibility,” No one ask us not to fly over there.” THIS WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF WAR IN UKRAINE WITH FIGHTER JETS AND ROCKETS IN BATTLE EVERY DAY.

    Yet there was a total lack of common sense by the Minister in command to instruct MAS not to fly over WAR ZONES! Just a phone call by his aide to MAS would have saved 200 innocent lives. Such was the extent of Corruption and Abuse of Power and a wanton neglect of duty and responsibility by the Minister and his cohorts – a due reflection of the Corruption and Abuse of Power which could be traced right to the top of the Power Pyramid.

    If the CAAM was affected, a mundane authority which is one of the many in the Government, NOW ONE WOULD EXPECT THAT MANY SUCH AGENCIES WERE AFFLICTED BY THE DIRE BEHAVIOUR OF THOSE MINISTERS WHICH OVERSAW THEM ! Agencies like SIRIM, etc.

    Just 14 years of rampant financial rape and abuse of Power not only robbed our beloved Malaysia of all her financial resources but also iconic institutions faced collapse due to the demoralization of its human digits who were exposed to immorality and illegality of the corrupt BN Leadership. This state of affairs pressured the staff at the leading edge to do likewise.

    Instead of focussing their minds to do their duty in the National Interest, the Ministers were distracted by matters not connected with matters of State. Hence, the Government which was painstakingly and carefully built up since 1957, was neglected and assumed a free wheeling stance to the horror of the cognoscenti.

    Our beloved Malaysia had reached the level of darkest Africa at our volition. What a shame for a country, our beloved Malaysia which was once the richest, well administered and endowed amongst all the 3rd World Emerging countries !

    As usual, no one has come forward and express regrets and remorse which blame should lie squarely on the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    The bombing out of the Morality and Duties of Civil Servants is clearly shown in the case of CAAM.

    To rebuild our beloved Malaysia again is a must for all.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  21. mubarakchan Nov 13,2019 2:09 PM

    Tun

    I like to present again that disgraceful and shameful headline in The Star thus

    ‘ WHAT SINGAPORE TEACHES US ABOUT SUCCESSION PLANNING. ‘

    First, The Star is associated with the Singapore Government since 2006 through the personal efforts of its Managing Director. The Star presents Singaporean news daily.

    Second, this headline underlines the fact that the writer is either a trouble-maker, naysayer, moron, fellow traveller, Martian from Mars, a crypto-Singaporean, detractor, a swallow. a duck, a treasonous Civil Servant etc.

    Third, most importantly, we Malaysians have nothing to learn from Singapore, we can teach them a thing or two because Singapore has only 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50, divided into many clans. Malaysia has a population of 31 million.

    Fourth, the writer has no credibility and completely ignorant about the real Singapore because he does not even know that Singapore has the Lee Kuan Yew created Anti-Cambridge Godless Neo-communist Political and Socio-economic System bolstered by apparatchiks and the West.

    This authoritarian System was known to the West in the early 1970s which called it ‘benevolent authoritarian’ or ‘ capitalist authoritarian’ or ‘ rich Cuba without the bananas.’

    Fifth, The Star has a responsibility not to publish such anti-Malaysia rubbish designed to disrupt and create confusion in the ordinary Rakyat’s mind because the fact is our beloved Malaysia cannot be compared to tiny Singapore whilst Malaysia practises democracy. COMPARISON IS ODIOUS.

    See how this latest attempt to brainwash Malaysians is well off the mark. It might work in the 20th Century but no longer.

    To The Star, ‘Go home to Singapore where the grass is browner’.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  22. mubarakchan Nov 13,2019 2:31 AM

    Tun

    Here is an absurd headline that has to be put down in the National Interest for its negativity and inferiority complex which are contained in an article without any merit, thus

    ” WHAT SINGAPORE TEACHES US ABOUT SUCCESSION PLANNING. ” The Star which has a business relationship with the Singapore Government since 2006.

    This article tries to’ apple polish ‘the bland and text0book-minded Singapore Leadership which is incomparable with just three of our elite being Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan.

    Does the writer of this inferior article know how Lee Kuan Yew tried very hard to produce elite suitable to be at the top and failed ?

    Does the writer knows the attrition rate of these So-called Ivy League and Oxbridge specially chosen types of Singaporean scholars. ?

    First here is the procedure how Lee Kuan Yew worked to produce his very best for Singapore which he failed to do so.

    In the early 1970s, Lee Kuan Yew discovered Christ’s College, Cambridge is the best College in both Oxford and Cambridge. It’s annual output of 1st Class graduates command 90% of the graduates each year and for many years according to the Tompkins Table.

    With this information, Lee Kuan Yew specially arranged for a Singaporean Scholar to be parachuted into Christ’s College, Cambridge every year. This blocked any other applicant from Malaysia because the College authorities treated Singapore/Malaysia as one. It is still happening now.

    Lee Kuan Yew with such strenuous efforts to produce suitable successors educated at the Ivy League and Oxbridge could only come up with 3 Christ’s College, Cambridge from 1972 – 2015. being B.G. Yeo, Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing. What happened to the 20 – 30 Singaporean graduates of Christ’s, may I ask the writer ?

    Yeo, Heng and Chan were employed in the Singapore Government uniformed services as were about 50 other Singaporean Generals.

    Does the writer intend to tell us Malaysians that only graduates of Christ’s College, Cambridge are only suitable to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia ?

    Fortunately, we have one, Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan who Is far better with his charismatic demeanour than his fellow Christ’s men from Singapore.

    Now this writer conveniently left out the troupes of Singaporeans who went to the Ivy League and Oxbridge and failed to make the grade. He obviously have highly tinted specs on all the time.

    He did not mention that SINGAPORE’S MUCH FLAUNTED MERITOCRACY FAILED TO TAKE OFF THROUGHOUT LEE KUAN YEW’S RULE IN SINGAPORE. BY 2014, TWO MINISTERS COULD NOT BEAR THIS ANYMORE AND PRONOUNCED THAT IN FUTURE ALL APPLICANTS FOR JOBS OR PROMOTIONS IN THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SERVICE WILL NOT ONLY BE CONSIDERED ON THEIR ACADEMIC MERITS BUT ALSO THEIR OTHER TALENTS.

    This Policy was repeated in 2018. In other words, the boys and girls who were parachuted into the Ivy League and Oxbridge by Lee Kuan Yew never made the grade set out for them by him. Meritocracy is dead in Singapore whilst this writer is NOT AWARE OF IT. Please only polish your Singaporean apples if deemed fit. It is embarrassing to read your ill-informed article WITH A SINGAPORE BIAS.

    Further, around 2010, a female Cambridge graduate stripped herself NUDE and pranced around Holland Village, Singapore with her equally NUDE Caucasian boy friend, one hot Saturday night. She was asked why she did it. Her replied was that she was bored at her job in Singapore. Good thing she was not a Minister or Prime Minister. The Singapore Government was dumbfounded and took no action.

    Also, the 1972 Two-Child Family Policy of Lee Kuan Yew did not produce any Singaporean geniuses but reduced the Chinese to only 900,000 males aged 21-50 which cannot fill a Shanghai precinct.

    There are myriads of stories about the failure of such graduates who succumbed in Singapore.

    MERITOCRACY IN SINGAPORE IS AS DEAD AS THE DODO BIRD OF MARITIUS.

    To the writer of this article with an inferiority complex vis-à-vis Singapore, the moment you opened your mouth, IT SHOWED !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I do not understand why some ignorant Malaysians compare our beloved Malaysia with tiny Singapore with only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. It is like comparing chalk and cheese. THE TIME FOR SINGAPOREAN BLUFFOLOGY WAS OVER A LONG TIME ! AGO. This one reason I said some Malaysians are like Martians from Mars or Rip Van Winkle. Acheh

  23. HBT456 Nov 12,2019 7:04 PM

    Whatever you want to say, do or promise, mubarakchan, i do not want to know since i am not facing the voters.

    Whatever they do down there, it is up to them to campaign whatever they want to do thats their perrogative.

    Able or not, insiders know, no need me to say one.

    My obligation is to vote, itu saja.

    Whichever coalition gets the majority votes, they will dictate the direction of the economy for the next 5 years since everyone is aware politicians could be rigged behind the voters.

    Good luck, and all the best.

  24. mubarakchan Nov 12,2019 5:21 PM

    Tun

    For my professional friend HBT456 who seemed to write good English all of a sudden. Has he or she got Gemini personality ? Here is my take of your professionalism, HBT456 Sorry for thinking you were a sacked sous chef from my friend Ong Beng Seng Concord Hotel with his Royal partners.

    Our beloved Malaysia now has the very best opportunity to become Great, Very Great under the Prime Ministership of our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. Just look at the bland and text-book minded fellows in another country South !

    At this momentous moment, Tun should be steering this great ship our beloved Malaysia towards the likes of Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan from our excellent position as one of the 4 very important small countries of the World being Britain, Switzerland, Japan and Malaysia since 8 May 2018. See what the crooks missed ?

    Man proposes. God disposes !

    Because opportunities like this do not come every day or any day for any country, it is time for all Rakyat to grasp the wheel of success and push forward in unity, in loyalty to our Yang Di Pertuan Agong, the Constitution, the Royal Sultans and the Country and most importantly, their families. This is the time. There is no other time better than this.

    If we the Rakyat have a pair of eyes, a brain, and two legs with two arms, they should realise that our beloved Malaysia is not only unique but one of the best, if not the best for human inhabitants to live and work in.

    Therefore only detractors, naysayers, trouble-makers, morons, Martians from Mars, crypto-Singaporeans, ducks, swallows, fellow travellers, treasonous Tan Sri Civil Servants, etc will attempt to obstruct this wonderful upward trek of our beloved Malaysia as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    FOR OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD THERE IS NO WAY THAT HE WILL BRING BACK HIS 1981-2003 MODEL. THIS TIME ROUND, THE 2018 MODEL IS THE FINAL AND IMPROVED VERSION OF HIS WILL WITHOUT THE CLOSEST AIDES OR TYCOONS.

    I respect the Tun when he said he realised his mistakes. HERE IS A MAN WHO IS SINCERE NORMAL AND HUMANE TO REALISE WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. WITHOUT THIS REALISATION, WE AS NORMAL HUMANS CANNOT PROGRESS, LEAST OF ALL CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATION.

    See the crowd who stole money from the hapless and hard-working Rakyat who trusted and elected them, not a single expression of regret or remorse from them who smiled all the time without realising the grieve, sadness and tragedy which they have caused to the 31 million innocent souls of our beloved Nation – the sheer waste of precious time, space or human suffering.

    YOU ARE NO TROUBLE-MAKER HBT456 AS LONG AS YOU HAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER WONDERFUL PEOPLE AT HEART. Be focused.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  25. HBT456 Nov 12,2019 3:19 PM

    I even took the trouble to interview a pakistan graduate who did some research papers under maxis 2 years ago, mubarakchan.

    I went through his resume, and i was confused why he can apply jobs in malaysia, and why maxis didnt take him.

    I asked him to show me his passport, and i saw the expiry date is near, so i asked him why he wants a job in malaysia.

    He said he loves malaysia and hope to get a job in here so that he can renew his passport.

    So, i asked him, is he married, he said he has a young and beautiful wife and baby at his home land.

    Then, i asked again, if under syariah law, pakistani men too are allowed to marry 4 wives, and he said yes.

    I thanked him for taking the trouble to come for the interview, and revert back him the decision on his exployment status.

    That is a clear no from the management, and myself because i know he can never be able to survive in this country.

    Am i a trouble maker, mubarakchan?

    The case of dsn is best to be trialed in an open court whereby everyone can see, and share too whether he should be jailed or not.

    It would be best not to delay the court case.

    To be or not to be, that is not the question.

    Able or not, we will know as we move on.

    P/s: semalam i cantas u, hari ini u cantas i, besok, i cantas u, lusa, u cantas i?
    If such habit is continue, later on, when the boy cried wolf, then, no one will come to help him.

  26. mubarakchan Nov 12,2019 12:59 PM

    Tun

    For my friend HBT456. Unless that person is a troublemaker, detractor, naysayer, fellow traveller, Martian from Mars, a crypto-Singaporean, here are the cogent reasons why the ousted BN Government 2004-2018 was a Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    1. The Federal Government believed Malaysia owned the Pulau Batu Puteh since immemorial times. After the retirement of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his successor rushed off to The Hague at great expense to establish that it belonged to Singapore. For his efforts, the Singaporean legal eagles published a book which insulted Malaysia to show how very clever they were.

    2. A one stop facility was established below the PMO known as the 4th Floor Boys who directed the quickest way for the famished Singaporeans looking for low hanging Malaysian fruits in the Khazanah. On the way there, they picked up The Avenue at no valuation.

    3. In 2005, a hard-core PAP cadre was installed as the Chief Editor of the UMNO owned true blue NSTP with a lush Sime Darby Comache contract between his thighs to teach Malaysians Singlish.

    4. It is alleged Peter S of FELDA Houdini fame, came into Malaysia via the Raffles Hotel boutique in 1986.

    5. By this time the 4th Floor Boys were tko’ed

    6. By 2009, Malaysia’s treasonous Civil Servants were involved in 19 ultra secret TPPA negotiations until exposure in 2015. The TPPA was Lee Kuan Yew ultimate weapon to colonize our beloved Malaysia like the British – only consume their manufactures or imports.

    7. 2010-2018. Singapore propaganda dished out words like red-hot relationships and very close retreats.

    8. With the close proximity, Malaysia’s KTM with its huge Singaporean assets lost all to Singapore for free. Malaysia ended up with 1/2 of a half-past six building in a second class location.

    9. To top off the creaming of Malaysian assets from Malaysians who were bad with maths, the HSR runs through 99% of Malaysia’s land whilst Singapore would up-grade her broken down Jurong Golf Course into a multi-billion dollar commercial complex. Not only that, any delay, Malaysia pays big bucks.

    10. Malaysia meekly accepted no crooked bridge for us which was actually Malaysia’s right !

    11. The 1MDB Singapore expose’ is self-explanatory which was actually highly lighted by the going-ons in Singapore by the stupid little fat boy of no merit.

    12. Sand, rocks, Kelantanese logs etc were free swinging to Singapore.

    HBT456. Our beloved Malaysia got nothing from Singapore.

  27. twinpeaks Nov 12,2019 11:01 AM

    It is very, very embarrassing to call one self a Malaysian when in Australia, two-third of Visa over-stayers are Malaysians.

    I sometime wonder that the only way for the country to become a developed country is to be Singapore 2.0. Mr Lee Kuan Yew had never trusted his own people, so why should we trust the average Malaysian mentality. Malaysians and Singaporeans are like brothers and sisters, culture-wise and business-wise.

    In truth, Singapore is a First World country economically but with people of a third world mentality. If they didn’t have strict laws to govern the daily lives of Singaporeans, and instead let loose like us Malaysians, then there will be pandemonium. Just like what happened to Malaysians in Australia.

    Embarrassing and disappointing.

  28. HBT456 Nov 12,2019 10:46 AM

    Singapore pm realized the divisive communities and angst among them had taken place in hong kong that can happen to singapore, and singapore can be finished if they are not careful.

    Correction: Singapore pm realized the divisive communities and angst hongkongers, mainland chinese, foreign workers and expatriates had taken place in hong kong that can happen to singapore, and singapore can be finished if they are not careful.

  29. HBT456 Nov 12,2019 10:42 AM

    mubarakchan Nov 12,2019 8:51 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians realise that today is not the time for frivolous politicking of the Malaysian kind but a time for serious hard-work and unity to re-build our shattered and stolen wealth by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs ? By this financial rape and wanton vandalism of the corrupt BN Leadership, the wealth of the Rakyat has been reduced by 30%-40% from inflation, depreciation of the ringgit, high taxes, drop in land values etc.

    How many Malaysians realise that today is somewhat similar to the day after 13 May 1969 when all seemed hopeless. But thanks to our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team, the NEP was formulated and the rest is history

    Similarly today because of your wisdom, brilliance and courage with DSAI and the Team by your side, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat has more than a second chance to rebuild our shattered country caused by the theft and vandalism of the elected BN Leaders whom the Rakyat trusted.

    And what your New and Incorruptible Government has brought us are as follows :-

    1. A New Good Governance.

    2. Malaysia has become one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    3. Vision 2030 for the Rakyat.

    4. Reforms to up-date our antiquated Laws like the Trustees Act 1949, the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and the Companies Act 1965 etc.

    5. Reform to the Education Policy to prepare our young for the future.

    6. A responsive Foreign Policy as suitable to an important country astride the biggest choke-point of the World from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea. Brexit will bring immense opportunities to our beloved Malaysia at the right time through the aegis of the New and Incorruptible Government.

    7. Focus on the well-being of the Rakyat with concomitant Policies as regards Tourism and the Hospitality business, the World wide halal trade, e-business, a Policy to refresh our coastal areas for eco-conservation and food production * vide Tun Dr Daim’s Comments ).

    8. The important Northern Region of Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu will be brought to bring out the best without huge loans or expensive reclamations of long gestation.

    9. Security and health issue are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

    10. The important Ministry of Finance now keeps a clean set of books. No more. No less.

    11. The re-building of the important Malay elite or cadre is a must because without Malay elite, the non-Malay elite cannot progress as stipulated in the revered Constitution.

    12. The New and Incorruptible Government under your Leadership with DSAI and the Team by your side must co-operate and work as though the incumbent Government will rule for the next 50 years.

    13. The task of recovering the billions of ringgit of stolen money has to be done even if this takes 100 years. No stone must be left unturned in the overall interests of the Rakyat who lost the most to these crooks.

    With each success of the New and Incorruptible Government, the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the morons, the Martians from Mars, the crypto-Singaporeans, camp followers etc will be silenced.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We are all with you and in you we TRUST.

    May i ask, does mubarakchan feels being victimized by the political system that based on race quota which favored islam and malay first with men propsed, god disposed via petrol subsidies that had run for few decades?

    Puppet to singapore?

    You mean ttdi or bandar tun razak?

    Even when ministry produce a movie of tun razak and tun dr ismail, i wont watch even when it is offered free because it is about the struggles between 2 malay elites from pahang and johor to replace tunku abdul rahman, the founding father of malaya with social contract being institutionalized as monarchy constitution so that the power of state sultan are maintained, and unchallenged.

    Singapore pm realized the divisive communities and angst among them had taken place in hong kong that can happen to singapore, and singapore can be finished if they are not careful.

    Now i finally understand the impact of high icome nation with gst being pushed by dsn and his paid pr consultant and advicers.

    They wont make it even when they pushed for abolition of vernacular schools to save themselves first by calling themselves as malaysians, mubarakchan.

    Whatever the decision made by the court, there will be mixed reactions in 1mdb scandals which for sure will affect the voting pattern.

    There is no easy way out for both of the divides.

    P/s: abolishing vercular schools is more justifiable, or abolishing extreme malay and islam racist political parties is more justifiable? I am sure the insiders know better than all of us in here.

  30. mubarakchan Nov 12,2019 8:51 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians realise that today is not the time for frivolous politicking of the Malaysian kind but a time for serious hard-work and unity to re-build our shattered and stolen wealth by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs ? By this financial rape and wanton vandalism of the corrupt BN Leadership, the wealth of the Rakyat has been reduced by 30%-40% from inflation, depreciation of the ringgit, high taxes, drop in land values etc.

    How many Malaysians realise that today is somewhat similar to the day after 13 May 1969 when all seemed hopeless. But thanks to our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team, the NEP was formulated and the rest is history

    Similarly today because of your wisdom, brilliance and courage with DSAI and the Team by your side, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat has more than a second chance to rebuild our shattered country caused by the theft and vandalism of the elected BN Leaders whom the Rakyat trusted.

    And what your New and Incorruptible Government has brought us are as follows :-

    1. A New Good Governance.

    2. Malaysia has become one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    3. Vision 2030 for the Rakyat.

    4. Reforms to up-date our antiquated Laws like the Trustees Act 1949, the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and the Companies Act 1965 etc.

    5. Reform to the Education Policy to prepare our young for the future.

    6. A responsive Foreign Policy as suitable to an important country astride the biggest choke-point of the World from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea. Brexit will bring immense opportunities to our beloved Malaysia at the right time through the aegis of the New and Incorruptible Government.

    7. Focus on the well-being of the Rakyat with concomitant Policies as regards Tourism and the Hospitality business, the World wide halal trade, e-business, a Policy to refresh our coastal areas for eco-conservation and food production * vide Tun Dr Daim’s Comments ).

    8. The important Northern Region of Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu will be brought to bring out the best without huge loans or expensive reclamations of long gestation.

    9. Security and health issue are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

    10. The important Ministry of Finance now keeps a clean set of books. No more. No less.

    11. The re-building of the important Malay elite or cadre is a must because without Malay elite, the non-Malay elite cannot progress as stipulated in the revered Constitution.

    12. The New and Incorruptible Government under your Leadership with DSAI and the Team by your side must co-operate and work as though the incumbent Government will rule for the next 50 years.

    13. The task of recovering the billions of ringgit of stolen money has to be done even if this takes 100 years. No stone must be left unturned in the overall interests of the Rakyat who lost the most to these crooks.

    With each success of the New and Incorruptible Government, the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the morons, the Martians from Mars, the crypto-Singaporeans, camp followers etc will be silenced.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We are all with you and in you we TRUST.

  31. HBT456 Nov 11,2019 4:02 PM

    twinpeaks Nov 10,2019 4:10 PM
    My heartful wish from the federal government, is for an airport to be built in Keningau, so that there will be direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Keningau, to serve the Interior of Sabah. This will bring direct benefits to the Interior youth and small businesses, as there is financial viability for the Interior hotel and resort industry to grow en masse. Thousands of jobs will be available for rural households not only in Keningau, but also the entire Interior region including Tambunan, Tenom and Pensiangan.
    It will be legacy to remember if Tun can make happen. For the people of Sabah’s Interior region.

    I am afraid, youth supporters of twinpeaks will get really really disappointed when tdm and his successor are unable to do so even when he is re-elected.

    There are 2 options you can choose as malay bumiputra mp, or wr.

    Be a good boy, that is like sibotak said, mp told you to sit you sit, and stop barking too.

    The 2nd option is continue to be pembodek to the mp, oops, i mean die hard supporter to the mp who can elevate your political career to the next level in sabah, or at federal level, janji jangan kasi beliau pening kepala, paham?

    When other people did well, they also want to do.

    The worst part is they just copy-paste tanpa pikir.

    Liberty to do as one pleases because you have majority supports from grassroots?

    Ada support from grassroot leaders, tapi government civil servants and voters at your constituency are not ready, then, you will be extremely dissappointed.

    Dont worry, twinpeaks, you are not the first wr, or mp to feel this way, you wont be the last too.

  32. twinpeaks Nov 10,2019 4:10 PM

    My heartful wish from the federal government, is for an airport to be built in Keningau, so that there will be direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Keningau, to serve the Interior of Sabah. This will bring direct benefits to the Interior youth and small businesses, as there is financial viability for the Interior hotel and resort industry to grow en masse. Thousands of jobs will be available for rural households not only in Keningau, but also the entire Interior region including Tambunan, Tenom and Pensiangan.

    It will be legacy to remember if Tun can make happen. For the people of Sabah’s Interior region.

  33. twinpeaks Nov 10,2019 2:06 PM

    On the suggestion of opening up Sabah for eco-tourism, I would suggest to also explore the region in Sabah where I was born. Keningau is the heart of the Interior of Sabah. But until today, it is still sadly neglected. There is no airport to speak of, but merely a small airfield covered with weeds. I takes at least 2 hours to drive up across the mountain range to get there from Kota Kinabalu. It has not been given any chance for industrial progress by past governments, but merely exploited for its timber and now sadly also lands grabbed by palm oil companies hiring foreigners. It has become a hotbed for opposition parties as a matter of silent protest. It has become a continuous target of money politics for corrupt political parties in government. The interior people are simple and humble, yet exploited by politicians. They have no independence to call their own.

    For tourism in Keningau is underrated but has huge potential. The vast mountain range of the Crocker National Park gives ready cool air respite from the steamy hot weather on the coast. It has clear water rivers and plenty of nature trekking possibilities. But is has no hotel investment until today, safe for a local 3-star hotel built by a local towkay, and a government-built hotel from the 1970s. That’s all there is.

  34. mubarakchan Nov 9,2019 10:54 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON SABAH & SARAWAK VIS-VIS FOSUN/BRITISH TOURISM.

    It is also profitable for Fosun of China to develop British holiday camps in Kota Kinabalu,Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah and Kuching, Sibu, the highlands and near the caves in Sarawak. The wealth of flora and fauna abounds in both places. Fosun already owns the Club Med group. They should know this holiday camp business well, not forgetting that these Europeans do not like to socialize with each other. They all keep to themselves.

    The future for our beloved Malaysia’s tourism with Fosun of China is indeed rewarding with a win-win situation for all under our New and Incorruptible Government’s baleful eyes.

    The tourist industry maybe quickly developed on the up-tick by experts like Fosun of China.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  35. mubarakchan Nov 9,2019 10:37 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO BRITAIN’S BREXIT VIS-A-VIS MALAYSIA AND ASEAN AND BEYOND.

    By a quirk of fate, the venerable Thomas Cook, the famous British travel agent’s brand name is now owned by the Fosun Group of China. I see a huge opportunity for the tourist industry here working with Fosun.

    The good Minister of Tourism and his team, even MAS and Air Asia and all our Malaysian travel agents now have the opportunity to market the wonders of eco-tourism in both Sabah and Sarawak to the Fosun Group using the Thomas Cook brand name. The gregarious British love to travel in large groups according to fixed schedules.

    I reckon Sarawak and Sabah can entertain up to 10,000 British tourist each in a day.

    It is time for the good YB Minister and his Team to lobby Fosun Group of China together with the vested interests of our Malaysian tourist agents and hotels. I will not complain if he flies off to China on this Fosun mission !

    PLEASE REMEMBER THE TOURIST AGENTS AND INDUSTRY MUST MAKE PROFITS (not the officials) UNLIKE UNDER THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs WHEN THE LADY MINISTER WITH HER FAMILY HAD A PENCHANT TO VISIT FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES AND THE OTHER SNEAKED IN AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY AT THE RAKYATS’ EXPENSE.

    Let the good Minister of Tourism develop this new eco-tourist places of Sabah and Sarawak for the mass British tourist market in competition to less exotic places like Spain, Greece, Florida and the Caribbean. A day stay in KL, Penang or Singapore will be great for the British.

    PROFITS AND CHEAPNESS ARE A MUST FOR THE TRAVEL AGENTS AND THE BRITISH TOURISTS RESPECTIVELY. DEFINITELY NOT FOR OUR MINISTRY OF TOURISM
    OFFICIALS WHO HAVE OUR NATIONAL INTEREST AT HEART !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Man proposes. God disposes. Opportunities come daily to be grasped in both our hands ! In you we all TRUST. Acheh !

  36. mubarakchan Nov 9,2019 1:31 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    I am delighted that you are also closely following the BREXIT General Elections of the United Kingdom. It is an issue of Nationalism but not anything else. The competitive spending by Labour and Tories is a smoke-screen for the battle between Nationalism vs Liberalism. I hope BREXIT wins because of the many goodies which might come our way to stimulate and benefit our economy.

    Since the early 1980s, my college friend had been building business bridges between the UK and Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand when Malaysia adopted the policy of buy British last. That was a long time ago in politics.

    It is a new World now of fast changing business trends and ideas aided by the latest in technology in a transitional World of Giants and midgets. This is where our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will thrive best with his fine mind-set in such a World of topsy-turvy. Who dares wins. Per Ardua. Ad Astra.

    We in our beloved Malaysia are fortunate for Tun to lead us as the Prime Minister at this momentous moment. What am I talking about, you may ask ?

    It is the fantastic opportunity for Malaysia to link with the UK in all aspects of commerce and trade because of the fact that Malaysia is now one of 4 most important small countries in the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018.

    See what the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, missed !

    First and foremost, I have been proposing the World Halal Food Trade for the FELDA/LTAT Group. This is a two way street as the business develops with British interest in a joint venture which links up with Australia and New Zealand as well. Excitingly, this Halal Food Export Group encompasses the old trading ground of the British, the Middle East which is an important footprint for this business.

    Second, it is a nice gesture in money terms if Britain uses as much as Malaysian palm oil as possible.

    Third, Dyson suddenly cancelled his electric car project in Singapore. Malaysia is the ideal place for such a project next to the Kulim International Airport at Kulim, Kedah. Our relevant authorities should woo Dyson as much as they could given such an important project.

    Fourth, Britain and its myriad of businesses and tech know-how is like a treasure box in terms of goodies for us.

    THIS IS NOW THE TIME TO BUILD OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS AN EQUAL PARTNER FOR BRITAIN’S COMMERCE AND TRADE IN ASEAN AND EAST ASIA. It is time to activate the Malaysia-British Trade & Commerce Council based in KL and a branch in Penang with focus on Kedah/Kulim and the Northern Region of Kelantan, Trengganu, Perlis, Penang and Perak.

    Fifth, a most important development for all especially Singapore is for Singapore to confederate with UK on equal terms. This First and Best move will electrify the proceedings of talking with nothing for 35 years !

    Can the bland Singapore Leadership has the will, gumption, wisdom and courage like our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad before 9 May 2018 ? Who dares wins. Per Ardua. Ad Astra.

    Sixth, the benefits with a linkage between the United Kingdom/Malaysia/Singapore/ASEAN/East Asis are so manifold that I reckon that it is impossible to list them.

    Seventh, politically, Malaysia/ASEAN has a perfect balance with less interference with our national interests and independence.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. As you have rightly said that a week is a long time in Malaysian Politics. Acheh.

  37. twinpeaks Nov 9,2019 11:05 AM

    The latest likely outcomes of the Dec 12 UK General Elections.
    http://www.economicsifu.com

  38. mubarakchan Nov 9,2019 11:03 AM

    Tun

    Your assessment of the performance of the New and Incorruptible Government over the course of 18 months revealed what the Cabinet members are made of. They have learnt fast and progressed to serve under your aegis. Hopefully, they also realised that it is a great privilege to serve as a Minister under your guidance. With this forum, our beloved Malaysia expects to do well sooner rather than later.

    The dilemma of our beloved Malaysia is the dire lack of Malay elite because after 3 generations of self-indulgence and self-immolation, only 3 are left being our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin and Dato Ser Sharil Redza Ridzuan from Christ’s College, Cambridge, with 2 aspirants, Dato Seri Azmin and SADDIQ. The thin red line !

    It is imperative for our beloved Malaysia to have hundreds if not thousands of Malay elite because the non-Malays cannot move forward with the absence of the Malay elite due to the precepts of our revered Constitution.

    The trouble makers have been having a field day with their ignorance of the Constitution.

    Furthermore, the dire lack of Malay elite exposed the wanton neglect by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2003-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs in furthering the cause of developments in all respects for the Rakyat – a period of 14 years of wanton neglect which time, space and money were given to financial rape and wanton vandalism of the Rakyat’s wealth. As a result, the Rakyat lost 30%-40% of their real wealth due to inflation, depreciation of the ringgit, fall in landed values due to a slow economy, high taxes etc.

    WITH YOUR LATEST ASSESSMENT OF GOOD GOVERNANCE, THIS IS ONE BRIGHT LIGHT IN THE HORIZON FOR THE RAKYAT OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    And the prices of oil and palm oil seemed to perk up. Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  39. mubarakchan Nov 8,2019 10:05 AM

    Tun

    FOR THE COWARDLY AND MAD HAINANESE HBT456 WHO PICKED ME THE ONLY CHINESE HERE TO BULLY.

    1. You apologise to me for making fun of me all the time for years.

    2. You have broken the Law by harassing me for so long and at every turn. I can report you to the PDRM for illegal harassment and for libel and slander because I am not a fake, you are. Watch your words, idiot

    And stop your mad Hainanese nonsense.

    3. Why you picked on me whose grades at the entrance in Open competition to the University of Cambridge were far better than your god Lee Kuan Yew who entered by the back-door ( He loved to use Hainanese )? You think you are safe by cowardly hiding behind a mask to bully me. See how easily you HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AS A MAD LOW CLASS HAINANESE OF NO MERIT !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. One mad Hainanese will not prevent our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat from being GREAT ! Acheh !

  40. mubarakchan Nov 8,2019 9:48 AM

    Tun

    FOR THE MAD HAINANESE HBT456 OR HOCKBENGTEOH456 IN MY DEFENCE AGAINST THIS NUT’S CONTINUOUS ATTACKS AND HARASSMENTS ON ME WITHOUT PROVOCATION.

    Crazy Hainanese idiot, you began by attacking me first hiding behind your cowardly mask. And how can I hate a fake hiding behind a mask, ? You must be absolutely mad ! Why you pick on me to make fun of me, Hainanese idiot ? And not the others ? You are just a mad bully, Hainanese idiot ! An absolute disgrace to the Hainanese tribe !

    ” 10 Hainanese, 9 are crazy. The one who is not crazy, is mad ” A ditty known the World over by all the Chinese including the Hainanese, and China.

    About Kelantan, I donated to the Kelantan UMNO Building in Kota Baru because the Mentri Besar Dato Haji Yacob was my friend in 1978.

    Hainanese idiot HBT456 do not put the word hatred into my mouth,

    Why don’t you admit that you were a sous chef in Hotel Concord and was sacked after 1 month ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. With this illegal harassment by the mad Hainanese HBT456 in this distinguished Blog, I have a thick skin like an elephant. See how prescient the Chinese are with their ancient Hainanese ditty ! Good thing I know more about the Hainanese than they know about themselves. More true stories to follow. This coward pick me up to bully WITHOUT KNOWING WHO AM I ! Stupid Hainanese hiding behind a fake name HBT456.

  41. HBT456 Nov 8,2019 12:35 AM

    Please stop all your hate comments in here, mubarakchan.
    You are nobody if not because of tdm, and i sure hope you stop all your nonsense in here because there is no place for you in malaysia if you dont stop all these nonsense. Dont forget, there is no secrets too in politics.

  42. HBT456 Nov 8,2019 12:25 AM

    mubarakchan Nov 7,2019 4:16 PM

    Tun,

    A most important headline appeared this morning thus

    1. ” PM: I WILL STEP DOWN AFTER I RESOLVE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS ”

    And the following mischievous headlines to create trouble or to sell newspapers thus

    2. ” MALAYSIA’S MASTER TACTICIAN MAHATHIR KEEPS RIVALS IN SUSPENSE. PRIME MINISTER HEIGHTENS FEARS OF POLITICAL RISK BY DELAYING HIS DEPARTURE. ”

    Where is the political risk ? Until the elected BN Leadership 2004-2018 began to tore down the stable political structure of Malaysia by rampant financial rape and wanton vandalism of the Nation’s assets and monetary reserves, our beloved Malaysia was respected, governed with a firm and steady hand of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and in an environment of peace, harmony and prosperity – the Rakyat were happy and contented from 1957 – 2003.

    As soon as the Tun retired in October 2003, the Federal Government of Malaysia became an extension of the tiny isle of Singapore with its liaison office of the 4th Floor Boys immediately below the grand office of the Prime Minister.

    The 4th Floor Boys office was a one-stop counter for all famished Singaporeans to pluck at the low hanging fruits lining the Avenue on their way to the Malaysia Big Cheap Sale held at the Khazanah.

    To satisfy the Boss in Singapore, the Malaysian flunkeys rushed to The Hague to put in writing that the Malaysian over 200 years ownership of the rocks of Pulau Batu Puteh belonged to Singapore which did not exist then !

    To add further to enrich Singapore coffers, KTM huge land bank and rails were given to Singapore who garnered ALL which she so desired in exchange for a half office building in a second class location.

    The horror of horrors was the UN reported that a Malaysian nobody topped the UN Saddam Hussein Iraq Oil Sanction List with 1,000,000 barrels of oil ahead of all the other Government agencies of the World. At once, the World knew our beloved Malaysia has become CORRUPT.

    To top off the Singapore colonisation of our beloved Malaysia, a bloodless coup d’état was accomplished by appointing a hard core PAP cadre as the Chief Editor of the true blue UMNO owned NSTP with a lush Sime Darby Apache contract between his thighs ! At his point, Lee Kuan Yew was at the height of his powers in turning the BN Government Leadership into clowns of the first order.

    A sign of the times to the glee of Lee Kuan Yew were the pictures of important VVIPs falling asleep in the Dewan Rakyat due to jet lag or the wandering hand of a VVIP smoothing out the smooth back of a lady or turning the Perdana Menteri’s Istana into Hollywood with all the trimmings of wine, women and song. Decadence and orgy at the very top.

    ALL THESE DISGRACEFUL AND SUBSERVIENT ACTS WITH THE LOSS OF DIGNITY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAPPENED IMMEDIATELY AFTER OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RETIRED IN OCTOBER 2003 AND WITHOUT HIS IMPECCABLE LEADERSHIP.

    Not only that the second part of this disgraceful and comical performance of the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 exercised CORRUPTION TO ITS VERY LIMITS WHICH INCLUDED SELLING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS A SLAVE COLONY TO TINY SINGAPORE VIA THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER TPPA/CPTPP which was signed but not ratified. Lee Kuan Yew’s life-long dream achieved with the help of the BN Leadership and corrupted senior Malaysian Civil Servants.

    Man proposes. God disposes. The evil TPPA/CPTPP is yet to be ratified.

    THIS BUNGLING BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT COST TINY SINGAPORE DEAR AND OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA STAYED ON COURSE WITH THE OUSTING OF THE CORRUPT COMICAL BN GOVERNEMNT ON 9 MAY 2018.

    The latter BN Government agreed to pay 99% of the HSR whilst tiny Singapore could ballooned a backyard golf course into a World class commercial complex worth billions of dollars nearly equal to the cost of the HSR. Stupid Malaysians. The HSR only benefits tiny Singapore. We had to compensate for any delay. Stupid.

    The World infamous 1MDB with its famous loss of dignity by Malaysians etc naturally followed. ALL THESE COMMITMENTS TOOK PLACE IN THE ABSENCE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD’S LEADERSHIP.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should know best that all the worms came out of the wood work after October 2003 and poured the finest vitriol on his Teflon character which fortunately could not be destroyed. A PRIME MINISTER IS BORN NOT MADE.

    FINALLY, THOSE DIGITS WHO HARANGUED FOR THE RETIREMENDT OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITHOUT ANY COGENT REASON ARE EITHER BLIND, DEAF OR DUMB, OR A MARTIAN FROM MARS OR A CRUPTO-SINGAPOREAN FROM TINY SINGAPORE BECAUSE THE HISTORICAL FACTS ARE SO STRONG IN SUPPORT WHAT OUR TUN HAS COMMENTED.” I STEP DOWN AFTER RESOLVING THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been humble and never boasted about his huge and many successes unlike Lee Kuan Yew. He is not a dictator but compassionate and helpful to millions of the disadvantaged from foreign to locals.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all Trust.

    Kelantanese also dont like you, mubarakchan.
    They are more than delighted to replace you.
    You hate singapore meaning you favor penang first?
    If i dont favor you, and just cast my vote to ah choo or ah kow, but not mubarakchan, what can you do? I dont want to use the ‘pariah’ to generalize your race, hence, dont drag singapore into your mind game assuming you are the best of the best?

  43. mubarakchan Nov 8,2019 12:15 AM

    Tun

    Sometimes, the newspapers over-reached themselves with their self-confidence, thus in the Singapore Business Times with headlines which are contretemps to one another today :-

    1. ” SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG NOT A ZERO SUM GAME ON THE SAME PAGE ”

    2. ” DITCHING CORPORATE LIFE TO START ‘YOU TIAO’ BUSINESS ” – from the 1st World to the 4th ?

    First to compare Hong Kong with Singapore in 2019 is like comparing chalk and cheese. Hong Kong is China and backed by the World’s second largest economy. Hong Kong’s weakness is her lack of a political system to fill a void created by the British since 1898. As long as China exists, Hong Kong will exist.

    Second, Singapore became rich through the bombastic character of Lee Kuan Yew who was the right person in the right place at the right time ie, the Cold War 1948-1989.

    Singapore fulfilled the strategic geo-politics of Uncle Sam whom Lee Kuan Yew exploited to the full with those monopolistic questionable and unmentionable Cold War Trades blessed by Uncle Sam. That was the Cold War 1948-1989. With its passing, Uncle Sam produced his hegemonic spiel, “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ which backfired on him with the success of the BRICS.

    Singapore got squeezed out of her Uncle Sam’s blessed profitable markets of the Cold War 1948-1989 as a middle man. The eternal warring parties of the World can now get credits, free delivery etc direct from those arms factories of the BRICS.

    Without a solid source of steady revenue, Singapore’s GDP fell to 2% by 2002 and did not breach 3% up to 2019. And she lost US$ 108 Billions of her Cold War garnered wealth in October 2008 on Wall Street.

    A Band-Aid replacement for the lost Cold War monopolistic trade, of Temasek, FTs imports, 2 casinos, and the Malaysia/Malays/SMEs Killer TPPA/CPTPP, to boost the GDP failed to take-off in replacement of the 2%-3% contribution of the Cold War trades – a GDP which was constant at a fizzy 7% GDP 1948-1990 with a tiny ex-colonial port employing Indian coolies.

    Singapore suffered Post-Cold War and again suffered in the present US-China Trade War.

    The cardinal mistake was Lee Kuan Yew who was very conventional and did not think out the options for Singapore’s future by investing in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000.

    By 2008, instead of being just a knight in shining armour, Singapore would have become the King of the Hill with our beloved Malaysia in its little pocket whilst Singapore would have been up there with the United States, 7,000 tons, Germany 4,000 tons, France and Italy 3,000 tons, China and Russia 2,000 tons and India 1,000 tons. This golden opportunity is gone forever. Man proposes. God disposes.

    As Tun had exhorted us the Rakyat for so long that mind-sets based on English is important for progress and achievements. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew inability to think out the options out of the box put paid to the dilemma of Singapore today.

    However, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for Singapore to confederate with the United Kingdom and settle the issue of its survival and sustainability once and for all.

    Has the Singapore Leadership got the gumption, wisdom, and the courage to take Singapore up to the heady heights of a Confederation ? Or the bland Leadership now saddled with a FAILED POLITICAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC MODEL BASED ON LEE KUAN YEW’S SHENANIGANS CARRIES ON REGARDLESS ?

    A good move by Singapore will be a good move by our beloved Malaysia in all aspects. It’s the 21st Century. The crunch point is now or never !

    Again, I am reminded by the diplomats, ‘ THE AMERICANS EASILY FORGET. THE BRITISH TRY NOT TO FORGET. THE FRENCH NEVER FORGET. THE CHINESE NEVER NEVER NEVER FORGET. THE MALAYSIANS FORGIVE AND FORGET. ‘

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem In you we all TRUST.

  44. mubarakchan Nov 7,2019 4:16 PM

    Tun,

    A most important headline appeared this morning thus

    1. ” PM: I WILL STEP DOWN AFTER I RESOLVE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS ”

    And the following mischievous headlines to create trouble or to sell newspapers thus

    2. ” MALAYSIA’S MASTER TACTICIAN MAHATHIR KEEPS RIVALS IN SUSPENSE. PRIME MINISTER HEIGHTENS FEARS OF POLITICAL RISK BY DELAYING HIS DEPARTURE. ”

    Where is the political risk ? Until the elected BN Leadership 2004-2018 began to tore down the stable political structure of Malaysia by rampant financial rape and wanton vandalism of the Nation’s assets and monetary reserves, our beloved Malaysia was respected, governed with a firm and steady hand of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and in an environment of peace, harmony and prosperity – the Rakyat were happy and contented from 1957 – 2003.

    As soon as the Tun retired in October 2003, the Federal Government of Malaysia became an extension of the tiny isle of Singapore with its liaison office of the 4th Floor Boys immediately below the grand office of the Prime Minister.

    The 4th Floor Boys office was a one-stop counter for all famished Singaporeans to pluck at the low hanging fruits lining the Avenue on their way to the Malaysia Big Cheap Sale held at the Khazanah.

    To satisfy the Boss in Singapore, the Malaysian flunkeys rushed to The Hague to put in writing that the Malaysian over 200 years ownership of the rocks of Pulau Batu Puteh belonged to Singapore which did not exist then !

    To add further to enrich Singapore coffers, KTM huge land bank and rails were given to Singapore who garnered ALL which she so desired in exchange for a half office building in a second class location.

    The horror of horrors was the UN reported that a Malaysian nobody topped the UN Saddam Hussein Iraq Oil Sanction List with 1,000,000 barrels of oil ahead of all the other Government agencies of the World. At once, the World knew our beloved Malaysia has become CORRUPT.

    To top off the Singapore colonisation of our beloved Malaysia, a bloodless coup d’état was accomplished by appointing a hard core PAP cadre as the Chief Editor of the true blue UMNO owned NSTP with a lush Sime Darby Apache contract between his thighs ! At his point, Lee Kuan Yew was at the height of his powers in turning the BN Government Leadership into clowns of the first order.

    A sign of the times to the glee of Lee Kuan Yew were the pictures of important VVIPs falling asleep in the Dewan Rakyat due to jet lag or the wandering hand of a VVIP smoothing out the smooth back of a lady or turning the Perdana Menteri’s Istana into Hollywood with all the trimmings of wine, women and song. Decadence and orgy at the very top.

    ALL THESE DISGRACEFUL AND SUBSERVIENT ACTS WITH THE LOSS OF DIGNITY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAPPENED IMMEDIATELY AFTER OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RETIRED IN OCTOBER 2003 AND WITHOUT HIS IMPECCABLE LEADERSHIP.

    Not only that the second part of this disgraceful and comical performance of the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 exercised CORRUPTION TO ITS VERY LIMITS WHICH INCLUDED SELLING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS A SLAVE COLONY TO TINY SINGAPORE VIA THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER TPPA/CPTPP which was signed but not ratified. Lee Kuan Yew’s life-long dream achieved with the help of the BN Leadership and corrupted senior Malaysian Civil Servants.

    Man proposes. God disposes. The evil TPPA/CPTPP is yet to be ratified.

    THIS BUNGLING BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT COST TINY SINGAPORE DEAR AND OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA STAYED ON COURSE WITH THE OUSTING OF THE CORRUPT COMICAL BN GOVERNEMNT ON 9 MAY 2018.

    The latter BN Government agreed to pay 99% of the HSR whilst tiny Singapore could ballooned a backyard golf course into a World class commercial complex worth billions of dollars nearly equal to the cost of the HSR. Stupid Malaysians. The HSR only benefits tiny Singapore. We had to compensate for any delay. Stupid.

    The World infamous 1MDB with its famous loss of dignity by Malaysians etc naturally followed. ALL THESE COMMITMENTS TOOK PLACE IN THE ABSENCE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD’S LEADERSHIP.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should know best that all the worms came out of the wood work after October 2003 and poured the finest vitriol on his Teflon character which fortunately could not be destroyed. A PRIME MINISTER IS BORN NOT MADE.

    FINALLY, THOSE DIGITS WHO HARANGUED FOR THE RETIREMENDT OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITHOUT ANY COGENT REASON ARE EITHER BLIND, DEAF OR DUMB, OR A MARTIAN FROM MARS OR A CRUPTO-SINGAPOREAN FROM TINY SINGAPORE BECAUSE THE HISTORICAL FACTS ARE SO STRONG IN SUPPORT WHAT OUR TUN HAS COMMENTED.” I STEP DOWN AFTER RESOLVING THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been humble and never boasted about his huge and many successes unlike Lee Kuan Yew. He is not a dictator but compassionate and helpful to millions of the disadvantaged from foreign to locals.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all Trust.

  45. mubarakchan Nov 7,2019 12:05 AM

    Tun,

    The best headline today is, thus

    ” DR M; GRAFT COMMITTED OPENLY BY TOP LEADERS. CORRUPTION HAS ALMOST BECOME A LIFE-STYLE IN MALAYSIA. ”

    It is to be noted that the Lee Kuan Yew creation GLCs etc were used throughout to steal money off budget, from Sime Darby to 1MDB. Vide UN, World Bank and IMF Reports.

    From 2002-2018, over RM 1.5 Trillion was transferred overseas.

    In 2017-18, THE CEO OF IHH WAS PAID RM 100 MILLION WHICH WAS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL SALARIES OF 17 EXECUTIVES OF ARAMCO COMBINED OF US$ 23 MILLION -THE MOST PROFITABLE COMPANY IN THE WORLD. THE HUGE BOEING CORPORATION PAID ITS TOP CEO ONLY US$ 20 MILLION. IHH carries a debt of RM$ 4 Billion guaranteed by the Malaysian Government. IHH produces PROFITS BY MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS SHORT TERM. LONG TERM WILL EXPOSE ALL.

    I recall in the 1960s, no one at the top in Government and the Private Sector cared much about money. They were only absorbed in the day to day running of the affairs of their Ministries or their businesses.

    But it was alleged that two Ministers were caught in malfeasance, one padding a Government contract and the other had sticky fingers with to be listed public companies shares.

    The only instance of corruption concerned only the Town Planning Dept. Dewan Bandar Raya Kuala Lumpur. And whispers of how the KL District Officer passed vital information to an up and coming Chinese tycoon. Minor things concerning a slow moving economy under the policy of the Colonial Currency Board of Malaysia, Singapore, Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei. That was the 1960s.

    But with the BMF Scandal of 1982-1983, the ugly side of the effect of money on the political morals began to take root. This grew in monstrosity until the expose of an ordinary official who died loaded with RM 2 Billion assets ! But well before this, I noted that some young executives could be very well off with at least RM 10-RM 20 through mixing up with the right political master in the 1990s.

    But it was Sime Darby and its Malaysian executives who showed the way on how to do nothing but get maximum emoluments from the GLC which they operated. Sime Darby was the cow which provided the milk to be squeezed.

    Sime Darby went dry twice because of bankruptcies in 1996 and 2010 at RM 1.2 Billion and RM 2.1 Billion respectively. Crooked felonious Chinamen were involved in both instances and more. PNB was forced to bail out Sime Darby twice and became its majority shareholder !

    With the coming of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, the corruption in Sime Darby was the 20th Century version of Malaysian Corruption. The 21st Century version knew no bounds and is now generally well-known throughout the World, the very highest member of the political hierarchy down to the lowest all not only had a bite of the cherry but they walloped all the cherry trees as well. This left our beloved Malaysia with no reserves, no income and no reputation to speak of.

    What a shame to have befallen our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat ! By the fact that we all were conned by some smooth talking silver tongue gents who worked on the emotions of the proletariat to get themselves elected – like our beloved Tun Dr Siti Hasmah drawing out the sweet melodious sounds out of her violin. Unlike that closest aide from Taiwan/Korea who garnered enough in KL to have a collection of Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece. But he did not know how elicit a single note. Greed knows no bounds.

    Corruption before Merdeka was limited to minor local Government officials like the Assistant Comptroller of Estate Duty who pocketed Straits Dollars 5,000 wrapped in a Straits Times or those wandering health inspectors of Pasar Road Market and Pudu who pocketed enough to send their children to study in England soon after World War 2. Likewise, the Government rice storekeepers had a field day in the same activity as well. Or a KL Town planner could create commercial buildings out of road reserves in Jalan Sultan Ismail (Treacher Road) or Jalan Tun Perak (Mountbatten Road) Kuala Lumpur.

    I expected some diminishing of standards, ethics, propriety, honesty, morals etc as our beloved Malaysia progressed along the decades.

    Who would expect the ruling clique 2004-2018 to bring darkest Africa to our beloved Malaysia within a space of 14 years and WILLINGLY BECOME A SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 as soon as our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired in October 2003.

    It was absolutely astonishing to read the UN Report on Oil Sanctions applied on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and find a Malaysian nobody heading the list with 1,000,000 barrels of sanctioned Iraqi oil. Or to find a hard-core PAP cadre sitting in the UMNO owned NSTP Chief Editor’s chair with a lush Sime Darby Apache contract between his legs. So on and so forth until every deal big and small was corrupt by 8 May 2018. Like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commented, ‘ CORRUPTION BECAME A LIFE-STYLE IN MALAYSIA BY 2018.’

    CORRUPTION WILL KILL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT WITHOUT ANY DOUBT.

    Our fortunate location in ASEAN and the World at large, our wonderful peoples from different ancient civilizations, our plentiful natural resources and our greatest potential to be like Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India, Good governance Japan will surely be destroyed forever by CORRUPTION.

    To quote Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, ” We Malaysians must work together for progress. ” This is also engraved in our revered Constitution.

    With the incumbent New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great, we have every opportunity to become great and wealthy again.

    ” CATCH THE CROOKS. CHARGE THEM IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN.”

    Do not let the crooks get away by stealing the Rakyat’s hard-earned money 3 generations of money from 1957 and their hard work to build up present day beloved Malaysia, through sweat, toil and tears !

    Do not permit a handful of crooks to destroy a Nation of 31 million. Let justice prevail and catch the crooks even if this takes 100 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. WITHOUT WIPING OUT THE GLCs/SOEs, CORRUPTION WILL SURELY RETURN WITH A VENGEANCE. There is no doubt about this because there are NO MEANS TO CONTROL GLCs etc. Let the Private Sector take them over and the risks too.

  46. HBT456 Nov 6,2019 2:00 PM

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-04/biggest-asia-trade-pact-to-move-ahead-without-india-china-says

    India decided to exit china backed deal, you feel surprise?

    I dont feel surprise, in fact it is within my expectation, kan kita pun ada kaum india di malaysia, betul tak?

    What is the response of mic and myppp for such exist?

    Whether we like it or not, when north korea has signed mou with south korea to unite without time frame witnessed by trump junior in singapore, 1 country, 2 political systems are here to stay for many years to come whereby north korea is under 1 party system, and south korea is under multiple party systems.

    So, pandai you all buat andaian sendiri masing2.

    Bak kata, tak nak takpa, tapi jangan hina.

  47. HBT456 Nov 6,2019 11:31 AM

    Same applies to other states too.

    In here, i am thankful for tdm in planting seed at frim rubber research institute, and i hope the thick forest in this constituency of kuala lumpur is preserved for many generations to come so that mps cannot abuse their power when get elected to BOTAKkan sesuka hati the forest in favor of property developers to rich themselves first.

    Property developers too need to support such initiatives for their future sustainibility too before its too late.

    Also, this gesture of tdm can serve as new national green awareness campaign for other states as well to prevent sinking kl and other capital cities in other states as well by 2050.

    When president trump decided to pull out from paris climate change pack, it wont affect usa economy since the american businesses, consultantcy and technology are well established and connected in world market too.

    Why?

    Diversification strategy, that is never put all eggs in 1 basket.

    Can president trump wins out in 2020 to make america safe again?

    I think he will win out since the american politicians know where they stand strong more than anyone of us in here.

    P/s: the bottom line in here is can tdm command another cycle of majority votes similar to year 2000 whereby he delayed general election for almost 2 years due to anwar factor? I think he wont be able to do that this time, but can anwar replace him since conservative umno members cannot tolerate him? I personally think our political parties are still stuck in dulu punya mindset whereby they cannot tolerate among themselves even within same political parties, and still rely on race based politics to manipulate the sentiment of the voters in their constituencies to favor themselves.

    Malaysians in general do not ask questions in classrooms or public dari dulu hingga sekarang. Is it bad? When i did my tertiary education in foreign country, i got annoyed by the local students for asking too many questions in the lecture hall as if they are showing off, wasting the time of other students, and i am not sure have they changed or not.

  48. HBT456 Nov 6,2019 7:15 AM

    mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 6:45 PM
    Tun
    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON PENANG AND THE NEW PROPOSALS
    The historical basis for my Proposals are based on the fact that Kedah and Pulau Pinang was one and the same before the arrival of the British in 1779.
    Geographically, Pulau Pinang serves as a choke-point to Kedah which is dependent of the easy of access connected with the Island.
    Therefore, it is practical and expedient to match the 2 entities again by the establishment of the Joint Penang-Kedah Development Council for mutual socio-economic benefits giving rise to the dictum, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
    The New Proposals are excellent and good for the 2 State Governments politically and socio-economically.
    Time is of the essence.
    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

    Are kedahan and penang island mps, wr and their people afford to go for another cycle of mega infrastructure plus property developments? Dulu tak boleh, kini lagi tak boleh. Why? Are you ready for BN, the answer was given in past election. When ph ask this again, are you ready for PH, i am afraid, sir, the answer is still not ready yet.

    https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/11/05/mca-wants-explanation-on-further-extension-for-rts-project

    After watching anger, frustration and anger launched by anti-dap dap leaders in facebook, it makes no different who can sell better too.

    When nambikei is added in, it makes the situation lagi worst, why? India is not ready or shake up yet for major international and domestic policy shifts due to vote counts.

    Just dont over estimate the capabilty of cm, mp and wr, they aint saints, they are just like us earning for decent living. The only slight difference is they rely on national budget to earn living.

  49. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 10:01 PM

    Tun

    For Hainanese HockBengTeoh456/HBT456 who has admitted he/she a Hainanese.

    You not only confirmed you are crazy but mad. Completely insane and deserved to be locked up and barred from all media for causing disturbance of the peace. I do not understand why some people tolerate you mad Hainanese who constantly picked on me to make fun of. Hainanese idiot. What order are you in your family of 12 siblings ? Hainanese have large families of which a few are rotten eggs and have to be kept at home due to their incestuous past.

    Just to remind who you are, a Hainanese who attacked me without any provocation, the well-known Chinese ditty known by Chinese the World over including China. thus

    ‘ 10 HAINANESE, 9 ARE CRAZY. THE ONE WHO IS NOT CRAZY IS MAD. ‘

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  50. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 6:45 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON PENANG AND THE NEW PROPOSALS

    The historical basis for my Proposals are based on the fact that Kedah and Pulau Pinang was one and the same before the arrival of the British in 1779.

    Geographically, Pulau Pinang serves as a choke-point to Kedah which is dependent of the easy of access connected with the Island.

    Therefore, it is practical and expedient to match the 2 entities again by the establishment of the Joint Penang-Kedah Development Council for mutual socio-economic benefits giving rise to the dictum, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

    The New Proposals are excellent and good for the 2 State Governments politically and socio-economically.

    Time is of the essence.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  51. HBT456 Nov 5,2019 4:48 PM

    mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 10:33 AM

    Tun

    Finally a headline from Penang has appeared which seemed to point in the right direction for her future development at minimum cost with maximum returns. And another headline which fully expressed the wished of the under-privileged Rakyat which the Penang State Government must care for.

    You mean the maximum return is bloated and projected to a level that seems impossible just because BoA of mubarakchan said so?

    Malaysian indians like to give many excuses.
    Malaysian Chinese afraid of no business.
    Malaysian Malay afraid of no corruptor.

    Tepuk dadah, tanya selera!
    Bodoh tu bodoh la.
    Laughing is still the best medicine.

  52. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 4:01 PM

    Tun

    At last a country has accused Singapore of being a copy-cat, thus

    ” SINGAPORE AIRPORT CEO DENIES JEWEL CHANGI RIPPED OFF QATAR ”

    The Singapore Straits times reported that Qatar Airways chief operating officer Akbar Al Baker speaking at the unveiling of expansion plans for Hamad International Airport in Doha last month said its designs have been copied by another country. Akbar intentionally declined to name the alleged perpetrator, but it was obvious he was referring to Changi’s Jewel complex, the newspaper said.

    Singapore had always taken the practical and short-cut way to improve her infra-structural facilities. For example, Singapore’s education complex which is focussed on technology maybe a mirror image of India’s, Switzerland’s or Japan’s.

    It was alleged at the beginning of Singapore’s independence, Lee Kuan Yew attempted to adopt Swiss cantons into the different districts of Singapore like turning Ang Mo Kio into a Canton of Valais. He was forced to give up when he discovered that Singapore could only be just squeezed into a Swiss lake. The lake was Lake Geneva.

    The lack of human resources in a tiny place with only 900,000 adult male Chinese aged 21-50 added on to the difficulty of producing Innovation, Vision and Creation.

    Hence the future of our beloved Malaysia is assured if the New and Incorruptible Government puts its education policies right for the benefit of the future generations.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  53. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 10:33 AM

    Tun

    Finally a headline from Penang has appeared which seemed to point in the right direction for her future development at minimum cost with maximum returns. And another headline which fully expressed the wished of the under-privileged Rakyat which the Penang State Government must care for.

    1. ” PENANG GOVT OPEN TO PROPOSAL FOR NEW AIRPORT. CM. PLANS IF ANY, STILL IN THE INITIAL STAGE. ”

    2. ” ONE ISLAND IS ENOUGH. SEVERAL HUNDRED RALLY AGAINST RECLAMATION PROJECT. ”

    There is now a glimmer of hope that the Penang State Government is coming round to face the Truth. The Truth in creating Wealth out of its own resources, jobs as a result, and making billions of ringgits more without unbearable loans to turn Penang into the World’s Best Resort and Holiday Destination. And with a down to earth attitude, more Wealth and prospects for Penang will come.

    I repeat again the New Proposals for Penang at minimum cost and maximum monetary returns to benefit the Rakyat, the State Government and its supporters quickly and cheaply.

    1. Scrap the 3 Islands Reclamation. Full of risks over a long period.

    2. Scrap the Bayan Lepas Airport. Turn this and the environs into the World’s Best City, the new George Town.

    3. New George Town encompasses up to Sungei Kelang in the North, the foothills for affordable housing to the West, the finest beachfront to the South. To the East, flatten Pulau Jerejak for a luxury liner terminal and a small domestic airport. New George Town will have as many 50 – 100 storey buildings as possible which is well-planned by a renowned World class architect. The State Secretariat, State Assembly and the Governor’s and Chief Minister’s mansions etc are all sited here. A very modern cosmopolitan city in all aspects.

    4. Scrap the Tunnel.

    5. Scrap the Highway and replace with a Japanese style country rail vide. CNA Saturdays 7 pm – 8 pm. Japan Hour. This rail connects Tanjong Bungah via the New George Town to Kulim, Butterworth and Sungei Patani.

    6. Scrap the Quit Rent and Assessment for Old George Town.

    7. Turn Old George Town into a partially pedestrianized town with the introduction of trams and bicycles.

    8. Turn KOMTAR into a 4 Star Hotel and a Budget Hotel.

    9. Upgrade the 19th century sewerage system of Old George Town with no expenses spared.

    10. Consider using the underground spaces around Old George Town and the Race Course for car-parks or the sewerage system.

    11. Flood mitigation is a must and be resolved once and for all. This is not to be done by bits and pieces.

    12. A huge affordable housing complex to the west of the New George Town.

    13. A fast train service from the New George Town to the Kulim International Airport.

    12. A Highway links the New George Town to the Kulim International Airport.

    13. The Southern portion of the island to be turned into a beach with white sand. The inhabitants of the area given top jobs in hotels or the tourist industry together with their existing fishing occupation as part-time. Their incomes will bounce sky high. No cash hand-outs because these are not sustainable.

    14. Turn the Butterworth Air Base into another New George Town II for middle income and working folk with affordable housing and industry. The Base can move to Kulim. More billions of ringgits released for the State Government like from the New George Town I.

    15. Re-invent the Penang Ferry with services to Lumut, Telok Anson, Langkawi, Kedah and Perlis. Open up the coastal areas of Northern Perak to Perlis.

    16. The ex-promoters of the 3 Islands given a bite of the cherry at New George Towns I & II !

    17. ESTABLISH A JOINT PENANG AND KEDAH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR EASE OF DEVELOPMENTS AND ALSO FOR JOINT FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    18. Upgrade the famous Botanic Gardens and expand it. Because with the proper allotment of priorities to create money at no cost, improving the Gardens is a must to World Class to compete with Singapore and others.

    19. A World class aquarium in the New George Town.

    20. A marina at Pulau Jerejak.

    21. Conserve the Penang Hills and forest areas of the Island. Leave some areas in their original entirety.

    All the above-mentioned Proposals could be achieved at minimum cost with maximum returns.

    THE NORTHERN REGION WILL BOOM AND BLOOM WITH PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, NORTHERN PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU. The fall-out will benefit the whole country to Sabah and Sarawak. If the Isthmus of Kra Canal comes about, the wealth and jobs for Malaysians and the ASEAN countries will know no bounds. Luxury liners and airlines will zero in to this new and prosperous Region.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem Hopefully, the mind-sets of the Penang State Government see the huge benefits just by shifting the assets to the right places – the Creation of Wealth from existing sources without LOANS.

  54. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 9:33 AM

    Tun,

    The headlines which appeared this morning are to be expected within the present context of World events in trade conflict as engaged by the US and China. As both the World Bank and the IMF have predicted there is a down-turn bias for World trade this year and the next.

    1. ” Malaysia suffers sharpest export decline in three years. ”

    There is nothing to fear about this as our beloved Malaysia is now governed by a Government which is capable of handling crises together with a clean set of books at the Ministry of Finance. What goes up must come down as the saying goes. We all wonder what happened to the steep hikes of the price of petroleum between 2004-2018. To where did all the money go to ?

    2. ” RINGGIT HITS 16-WEEK HIGH AGAINST US DOLLAR.”

    This is a good indicator of the growing strength and diminishing corruption of the Malaysian economy managed by the New and Incorruptible Government. At times like this, a hard ringgit is not conducive to making our exports competitive. A fine balance has to be found as a basis for a stable equation.

    3. ” FOREIGN BUYING SHRINKS TO RM55.2M – MIDF RESEARCH ”

    THE BURSA IS NOW PAYING THE PRICE CAUSED BY MANY FACTORS i) THERE ARE TOO MANY CROOKS MANIPULATING THE SHARES. ii) THE EXPOSE’ OF MORAL TURPITUDE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS iii) POLITICAL FACTORS BOTH DOMESTIC AND EXTERNAL iv) A SLOWING ECONOMY AS EXPECTED WORLD WIDE. v) WELL-KNOWN CORRUPTION AND ABUSE OF MINORITIES RIGHTS A RESULT OF CONSPIRACY BY THE CONTROLLING DIRECTORS AND SHARE-RIGGERS SHOULD BE CHARGED BY THE MACC WITHOUT DELAY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  55. mubarakchan Nov 5,2019 1:02 AM

    Tun

    Within the context of World events, a person who is critical of our incumbent New and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side, must either be blind, deaf or dumb or a Martian from Mars or a Singaporean from Singapore !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  56. mubarakchan Nov 4,2019 6:43 PM

    Tun

    I am inspired today by the many demonstrations around the cities of the World by the thousands of unhappy protestors.

    Wherever I turned to with my TV, the news channels showed vivid images of hapless and defenceless people being knocked or knuckled down to the ground by the authorities dressed in full battle-gear.

    Wbhat are these protestors demonstrating for ? All against the same misdemeanours of the heads of governments eg. the abuse of Power and Corruption.

    In our beloved Malaysia, we too had our share of demonstrations by those dressed in black, red and yellow not too long ago. Fortunately, no lives were lost and our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat had a happy ending. Thanks to the wisdom, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side which ousted the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOE since 9 May 2018.

    Overnight our beloved Malaysia became one of the four most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Now it is the job of all Rakyat to make this new status stick !

    And here is an incomplete list of unhappy protesters demonstrating in their thousands around the Globe.
    t
    1. Baghdad Iraq. There is no reason whatsoever for one of the richest oil producing countries of the World to be poor with her citizens protesting against corruption and no standard of living.

    2. Beirut Lebanon. One of the best countries in the Mediterranean before her civil strife created by external forces. Now, thousands demonstrate in the streets against the Government of a Prime Minister whose father made billions of US dollars from the ruins of the civil strife. Again it is about Corruption and a low standard of living.

    3. Cairo, Egypt. An attempt was made to demonstrate against the incumbent Government in Tahir Square which was quickly put down with force.

    4. Tunis, Tunisia. Thousands demonstrated to oust the long serving President who was blamed for corruption and incompetence.

    5. Khartoum, Sudan – Civilian demonstrators against the military regime for ousting another longstanding President.

    6. Hong Kong, China – A weak Chief Executive who sided with the multi-billionaires for fear of damaging the Hong Kong economy. She permitted matters to drift from day one when she should have arrested 5,000 – 10,000 protestors. On the second day, she should have shown strength by a mass march of the Hong Kong Police and PRC militia through Central. That would have been 4 months ago. But instead, the confidence of Hong Kong as a bulwark of laissez-faire business practices is now in ruins. How to build up a political structure when there was never one in the firs place since 1899 ? Again Hong Kong is a case of Corruption and a mis-use of Power. She did not know how to use Power.

    7. Quito Ecuador – Demonstrations by the thousands against corruption and a low standard of living.

    8. Bolivia – The President wants to do a 5th term with the protestors demanding otherwise.

    9. Caracas, Venezuela. In this oil producing country, today nearly all are poor. In 1951, I met the son of the Venezuelan Ambassador to the Court of St James, London. He looked rich and dressed rich.

    10 Port Au Prince, Haiti. After many disastrous natural events, Haiti is down on her knees. She exists with UN support. The citizens demonstrate to oust a corrupt President.

    11. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian rose up against a newly elected President after his successors were corrupt and abused power.

    12. Santiago, Chile. In this richest South American country, the protestors want a low cost of living, no corruption and jobs.

    13. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before World War 2, Argentina was the supplier of meat and grain to Europe and was the 7th richest in the World with gold in her vaults. With the coming of the Perons and their Populist policy, all the wealth disappeared and replaced by hyperinflation.

    14. Paris France. This country is famous for its itinerant tax inspectors. Ask any Chinese restaurant for the low-down. The yellow shirts have been rioting in Paris and other cities for months against whatever negativity they could think of.

    15. London United Kingdom. Not even the Mother of Parliaments is spared from Corruption and Abuse of Power as the BREXIT adventure revealed. Thousands would demonstrate in the streets of London on NHS, doctors, teachers etc.

    16. Barcelona Spain. Even in a top tier country, its citizens demonstrated in their thousands to exit. Again the Corruption and abuse of Power.

    17. Moscow, Russia. Young Russians dressed in T-shirts are seen to be wrestled to the ground and arrested amongst the maddening crowd.

    Tun, in this quiet and placid corner of our Globe, it is good, very good that we now have the time and space to rebuild our financial strength which will provide the glue for our Unity to progress forwards successfully.

    WE THE RAKYAT ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE TO LEAD OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO NORMAL AND HIGHER LEVELS OF ENDEAVOUR.

    Let it be known to all, that our beloved Malaysia this time round was fortunate to survive the financial rape and vandalism by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. THERE WILL BE NO NEXT TIME ROUND BECAUSE WE ARE ALREADY SCRATCHING THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST.

  57. mubarakchan Nov 3,2019 9:07 PM

    Tun,

    For TWIN PEAKS. I agree with your excellent discourse on our beloved Malaysia. I cannot agree with you more. Here is my summary of a great and wonderful future for our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat, thus.

    1. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS NOW ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD SINCE 9 MAY 2018. THANKS TO THE WISDOM, BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE.

    2. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA ALWAYS REQUIRE PROVEN LEADERS LIKE THE TUNKU, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, TUN HUSSEIN ONN AND TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. THEY ARE SPECIAL. THEY WERE BORN AND NOT MADE.

    3. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S RAKYAT MUST UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF MALAYSIA AND THE HISTORIES OF VISIONARY SWITZERLAND, DEMOCRATIC INDIA, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE JAPAN. Switzerland confederated 800 years ago and yet her citizens, the Germans, the French, the Italians and the Romansch still make snide remarks at each behind their backs.

    4. OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MUST BE FREE FROM POLITICAL INTERFERENCE BUT WITH THE VIEW FOR THE YOUNG IN FUTURE YEARS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST FOR THEMSELVES AND OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. Languages are to be loved and cherished, not alien to Malaysians. A good command of languages will bring the rice bowl home. It is easy to learn a language when young. I used to study Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, English, classical Cantonese, Urdu, Hindi, Latin. I can read menus in German, French and Italian.

    5. OUR VERNACULAR SCHOOLS SHOULD BE GIVEN TIME AND SPACE TO CONTRIBUTE USEFULLY TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. THE INTERESTS OF THE SCHOOL TEACHERS, STUDENTS, GRADUATES, CHINESE MEDIA, THE CHINESE ETC SHOULD BE PROTECTED OVER TIME. IN FACT, THIS MATTER SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED AT MERDEKA BY GIVING A TIME PERIOD OF 50 YEARS FROM 1957. WE MISSED THAT ONE. WE THEN START WITH A FRESH SLATE. NO PROBLEM. IT’S THE CULTURAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS WITHOUT POLITICS WHICH HOLD SWAY.

    6. UNITY FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS NOT A ROBOT. MANY VARIABLES AND INTANGIBLE FACTORS COME INTO PLAY LIKE A GOOD PRIME MINISTER, JUST AND FAIR GOVERNMENT POLICIES WHICH TEMPER THE DESIRES OF THE MAJORITY AGAINST THE MINORITIES, ETC.

    Malaysia’s 3 Generations of Malay elite disappeared in the wash due to self-indulgence and self-immolation leaving behind our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan and prospective elite Dato Azmin and SADDIQ. In our beloved Malaysia, the non-Malay elite cannot move without the Malay elite under the revered Constitution.

    TWIN PEAKS. ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF A GREAT NATION ARE THERE. WHAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA REQUIRES IS A SUCCESSION OF HONEST, NORMAL-WORKING AND COMPASSIONATE PRIME MINISTERS TO COME WHO ARE RESPECTED BY ALL THE RAKYAT. IT’S NOT THE SYSTEM. IT’S THE DIGITS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem A PRIME MINISTER IS BORN NOT MADE ! Acheh !

  58. twinpeaks Nov 3,2019 4:50 PM

    It is important for the different races in the country to be courteous to one another, not simply to maintain inter-racial harmony, but because it is not proper, in my opinion, to advise another race on what they should or should not do. UNLESS, like Tun who is an ethnic Malay, sees it his duty as a responsible father figure in his community, to crititicize and advise his fellow Malays on how they should lead their lives. I myself was brought up to understand that, unless one has gone through a similar journey as the person that one wants to advise, it is better not to advise unless one is requested to advise, by that other person. Even then, there are rules on how one should go about advising another person who is not from one’s own race or family. It is better not to say something that can be taken as offensive. Period.

    Having said that, I would like to say one thing about how the country should chart its future. This is to do with the identification of success and failure with race. It seems to me that, since the beginning of the federation of Malay states during the colonial era until the federation of a greater territory to include British Borneo and Singapore in the post-colonial era, the old British colonial administrative policy of compartmentalization of the various races have continued until today. From the very young, the country practises vernacular education, a system that was invented by British advisors in colonial Malaya and Borneo with the intention of keeping a disunity of the various Asian races in Malaya. Hence, Chinese and Indian children will feel very distant from Malay children. Whereas middle-class and upper-class Malays educated in the English-medium schools (in Malaya and in England, respectively) will feel distant from the rural Malays who most probably will at best attend religious schools. Such a policy was necessary as colonial admintration became manageable under such a divide and rule environment.

    However, in the post-colonial era, there is no need and indeed impractical to continue with vernacular education. Keeping the various races apart will make them grow distant from each other, and in such environment, successes and failures will inevitably be identified with the ethnic backgrounds of these fortunate and unfortunate persons. When a great number of a particular race end up as economically behind another race, then inevitably, the government of the day which is also from the racially-identified pecking order of a coalition of parties such as UMNO-led BN, or Bersatu-led PH, or for that matter a Malay-led PKR, WILL favour a policy of positive discrimination against the minority but economically-advanced race. This is the essence of the New Economic Policy and other subsequent policies after it, only disguised with different names. The objective is the same, and that is to provide an advantage to the economically-failed race.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with such a policy, as it is very proper for a responsible government to ensure that all have the chance to ‘make it’ in the country, financially. However, basing an affirmative action policy on race, carries a lot of risk for the country, not only for the target race but also for the unity of the country and its ability to become a genuinely great, happy country. For race cannot be changed, as one’s own DNA and value system is almost a permanent thing. I have not heard of a race that suddenly changed to become a super race overnight. If it has not happen in the last thousand years, then it will not happen in the next thousand years. Individual families can change generation-wise, whether Chinese or Malay. But not a big thing like race. Thus, identifying race as the basis for an affirmative action policy, will risk it being a permanent thing. Forever.

    On the other hand, if the various races in this country are genuinely united as Malaysians, and not identifying themeselves as Malay, Chinese or Indians, then sooner or later, intermarriages will occur frequently, and the identication with race will dissappear eventually. By that time, everyone in this country will only be known as Malaysian. This has happened in Sabah, my home state, especially among the Chinese. There is certainly less identification with their race, but simply as a Sabahan. The same goes with all the other ethnic groups, the Kadazans, Muruts, Bajaus et cetera. This is the reason racial politics is a slippery thing in Sabah, unlike here, as the average Sabahan does not identify himself or herself as a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Kadazan, Bajau, Suluk or Chinese. The Sabah political landscape is very unpredicatable, unlike on the Peninsula. One day, a Muslim-led party (e.g. Berjaya) can win, the next day, a Christian-led party (e.g. PBS) will win. Then another day, a minority-led party (e.g. Warisan) will win.

    Affirmative actions should ideally be based on regional basis, as when the target regions have begun to prosper, then the policy can be relaxed and moved elsewhere. In doing so, it will not create resentments by others as the policy is not permanent, but only temporary. However, as things currently stand in the country, affirmative action policy based on race is still the only way.

  59. mubarakchan Nov 3,2019 3:26 PM

    Tun,

    KUDOS to the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side which consists of the old and the young, the good and the great for the following excellent headlines, thus

    1. ” AGONG GRACES MALAYSIA FAIR 2019 IN TOKYO ”

    A very suitable headline for a unique Nation, our beloved Malaysia with a most distinguished and excellent DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and DYMM Permaisuri Agong. We, the Rakyat, are indeed honoured by this royal privilege.

    2. ” PM REVEALS SECRET RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY. ”

    A Life of 108 years packed with good achievements for the Rakyat, is assured.

    3. ” PM advises varsity students to be rational. ”

    Learn how to think first before talking gobbledygook – Americanese for ‘talking c..k !

    4. ” ANWAR TELLS PKR GRASSROOTS TO IGNORE DISCONTENT OF IRRELEVANT FEW ”

    Literally the 4th best comment from DSAI in recent weeks. Syabas.

    HAS DSAI CHANGED HIS ADVISER ? DSAI now focussed on the bread and butter issues delivered with simple words unlike on some airy-fairy subjects of the past with an academic bent loaded with incomprehensible words which could not be deciphered by my simple brain but only the Oxford Dictionary.

    5. ” MALAYSIA CAN BECOME ‘ THE NEW TIGER ‘ IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HARAPAN – MUHYIDDIN. ”

    Well said, Sir. All Opposition nonsense should be shot down with the Truth with easy to understand sexy words.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  60. mubarakchan Nov 2,2019 2:29 PM

    Tun

    Good headlines in recent times thus,

    1. ” PM. GLCs must not stifle private sector.”

    2. ” GLCs’ MUST EVALUATE PARTICIPATION IN CORPORATE MALAYSIA.”

    3. ” GLCs’ UNDERPERFORMANCE IN THE SPOTLIGHT ”

    I have been complaining about the corruption, abuses and the excesses of the GLCs’ for years in this distinguished Blog.

    On most occasions, I drew facts from the genesis of these evil GLCs’ for our beloved Malaysia as these were created by Lee Kuan Yew for his own sustainability and survival since the 1970s.

    At the beginning before the surge of Singapore Government linked companies (known as GLCs in the 1980s), I was invested in two factories in the Jurong Industrial Estate, the show-piece of Lee Kuan Yew’s Rugged Singapore in the late 1960s. I lost money because the first was at the tail end of an esoteric boom and the second, the best biscuits in Singapore could not be sold without a brand name.

    GLCs only work under Lee Kuan Yew who was honest and Singaporeans feared him in a tiny place where a person’s personal secrets were only a whisper away.

    GLCs in bigger countries are bound to fail and subjected to corruption, abuse, nepotism, disruption of the existing corporate system, brings a country to her knees like in Malaysia, off-Budget money leakages, jealousy in the Civil Service on the huge salaries of the GLCs executives, unprofitable – most of Singapore’s GLCs are monopolies and worse of all, each GLC sooner or later came under the control of crooks who could steal immense amount of money out before anyone realises especially the busy high Government officials who put these crooks in the GLCs eg FELDA, SIME DARBY (bankrupted twice in 1996 & 2010 by the SAME EXECUTIVES WHO WERE NEVER PROSECUTED). TH. MAS. KWAP. 1MDB.

    APART FROM THE FEW ESSENTIAL GLCs, ALL THE OTHER GLCs ARE USELESS IN THE NATIONAL INTERESTS BECAUSE OF THEIR SELF SERVING EXECUTIVES. Here is a true example.

    My friend made the best Hitachi mini-motor in Malaysia. After our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired in October 2003, my friend found his Malaysian quota being squeezed by Korean or Taiwanese products using local proxies. My friend contacted the lady officer in charge of purchasing at Proton who replied, ” WE DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM ANYMORE “. See how a GLC gone out of control and became a maverick. See how normal rules and regulations are not followed. See the absence of ethics, propriety, standards, integrity etc which have to be applied to make a factory ‘ship-shape.’

    This are our beloved Malaysia’s GLCs for you and me, folks !

    THE SOONER OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA GETS RID OF ALL THE GLCs OR WHAT HAVE YOU THE BETTER AND RETURN THESE TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

    BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SINGAPORE AND WE DO NOT EXPECT A MALAYSIAN ‘LEE KUAN YEW’ TO RULE OVER US ANYTIME SOON.

    AND A CORRUPT CORPORATE CORE WILL STIFLE OUT ALL PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES IN DOING BUSINESS. Who wants to do business in such a country ?

    A GOOD EXAMPLE IS SIME DARBY WHICH INSTEAD OF RUNNING FORWARDS TO CREATE A US$ 100 BILLION BUSINESS SINCE 1975, SIME DARBY RAN BACKWARDS AND STILL STUCK WITH OIL PALM PLANTATIONS AND A HANDFUL OF FRANCHIES. Worse of all, Sime Darby is right into the business of Chinese contractors which is PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT WHICH I was never involved for a Life-time because of certain reasons. This also impinged on the Private Sector.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. If the GLCs are left in Government’s hands, we will see more of the same in the near future i.e off-budget spending and leakage, another round of depreciation of the ringgit. AND THE NEXT TIME, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WILL KAPUT AS SURELY AS THE SUN RISES. Who wants GLCs ? Singapore, the BN ?

    IT IS FAR BETTER TO GIVE POLITICAL ASSOCIATES A SALARY ( you can control the quantum ) THAN TO APPOINT THEM TO A GLC TO USE AS A LEVERAGE TO MAKE UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF MONEY AT THE RAKYAT’S EXPENSE.

  61. mubarakchan Nov 1,2019 6:26 PM

    Tun

    In response to the headline this morning, thus

    ” DR M – I DON’T KNOW WHY SINGAPORE REJECTS PROPOSAL FOR NEW BRIDGE. ”

    Only the Singaporeans know best for the following reasons :

    1. How many Malaysians have looked across the Causeway at the Singaporean CIQ Complex Woodlands from Johor Baru ? Did they notice that the design of the Complex was deliberately conceived to jar the eye of the beholder and hence his/her senses.

    The Singaporean CIQ Complex has a prickly design with sharp corners etc and painted black !

    It was alleged that Lee Kuan Yew had a Buddhist priest hanging around him to give him fortune telling tips. May be the ugliness and the hostile façade of the CIQ Complex Woodlands is a deliberate attempt to break the karma of our beloved Malaysia facing Singapore across the Straits. In the realm of the nether World anything is possible.

    2. No money ? How can it be with all the riches from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    3. Strategic reasons from a military viewpoint. In the latest modern warfare, tanks are out-moded with the drones gaining the upper hand.

    4. A combination of the 3 reasons as mentioned above. Still, it does not make sense as our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

    5. Politics ? To pick on the 100,000 Malaysian using the bridge every day. What politics ?

    THEREFORE THERE MUST BE ONE OR MORE REASONS FOR SINGAPORE TO BE RECALCITRANT ON THE BRIDGE. A reason which may well be that if a bridge is built on Singapore East, it may foretell the doom of the survival and sustainability Singapore ! It must be an important reason as this.

    Putting the HSR into perspective, the rail runs 99% on Malaysian land whilst Singapore could balloon their Golf Club on 1% or the land into a multi-billion complex. Stupid.

    Hence, the only reason Singapore rejected the bridge must be based on SOMETHING EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ! Man proposes. God disposes.

    Since Singapore rejected the bridge, our beloved Malaysia CAN PROPOSE TO LEASE THE SINGAPORE PORTION OF THE BRIDGE BUILT BY MALAYSIA AT HER COST AND AT THE END OF 60 YEARS, THIS PORTION BECOMES SINGAPORE PROPERTY. How can Singapore now REJECT SUCH A PROPOSAL FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL. This shows our beloved Malaysia is friendly and not antagonistic ! SINGAPORE GETS A FREE BRIDGE COURTESY OF MALAYSIA.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem even though the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs gave all to what Singapore desired, and our beloved Malaysia only got back 1/2 an office building !

  62. mubarakchan Nov 1,2019 5:32 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    Kudos to you for your excellent discourse on the sogososha and chaebol.

    Malaysia missed the boat in the creation of these entities in the 1970s at the beginning of the NEP.

    All countries began their industrialization in the past like India and Japan in the 19th Century and Taiwan and South Korea in the late 20th Century through the establishment of the classic textile industry-light engineering-heavy industry complexes. The Japanese modernised this with the efficient sogoshosha – a trading-manufacturing-finance combine for one stop business.

    It was a privilege for me to be thrown into the bankrupt textile factory Folex Industries Berhad by MIDF and 5 banks to turn round the biggest bankrupt corporation in the mid-1970s. I certainly learnt a lot using my wits when I discovered the Consortium did not put in a single sen to bail out Folex which owed them over RM 32 Million. However, I managed to turn Folex round and made millions of ringgits for the Consortium without a single bail-out sen. At the end, I could make textile machinery, light machinery, light arms, motorcars, steel etc.

    In 1984, I discovered that the Government Policy was export orientated with an employment bias.. There were the FTZs where we saw huge amounts of money coming in and huge amounts of money going out of factories all owned by foreign investors.

    For a sogososha or chaebol operation to succeed, a textile mill forms the core which requires full Government backing, cheap land, finance and electricity. Affordable labour. Most importantly, a huge market for the goods. Hence, a sogososha or chaebol which is a trading-financial-industrial complex makes sense. This was the invention of the Japanese in the 20th Century – a one-stop trading business.

    Earlier, there was a fellow who used to pluck duck feathers for his mother in a Melaka wet market, making overtures to be an industrialist with a sogososha bent. He was part of the official team which toured the South Pacific. His only success in engineering was to buy a Rolls Royce to the ire of the denizens of the Royal Lake Club, Kuala Lumpur. One Tengku sniffed, ‘ Who do you think he is ?’ He collapsed soon after and ended up in Kajang jail from where he did a thriving business in orchids with complete freedom to move in and out of jail.

    At the beginning of every new Administration, I have noticed there were quirks like this. Now we have the flying car.

    Then our beloved Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s concepts of Proton, Perwaja, Bakun etc which were correct but implemented by the closest aides who let him down.

    In the case of Proton, money was walloped from everything from day one. Factory wastes which amounted to hundreds of thousands of ringgits per month were never returned to the Company or employees but became the prerogative of the person in control

    When I managed the bankrupt textile mill at Folex 1975-1984, I knew my cost per minute per 24 hours was RM 17 per minute for the whole factory. The sale of waste was returned to the workers. This is how a factory should be managed WITH NO LEAKAGE OF MONEY OUT OF THE SYSTEM BECAUSE MANUFACTURES COMPETE WORLD WIDE ON PRICE, QUALITY AND RELIABILITY. And a factory operation has many moving parts.

    And during 2004-2018, it was alleged that a Proton lady purchasing officer said, ‘ We do not listen to him anymore.’ when my friend tried to sell his Hitachi Malaysian made product to Proton. The Koreans and Taiwanese were crowding everybody out of Proton using local proxies.

    With the failure of Proton, Perwaja, Bakun etc which were the correct concepts of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who got the blame for the huge scandals caused by the closest aides, there is now a yawning gap in industrialization as envisaged by the Tun.

    And the closest aides now collect Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece or buy listed companies on the Bursa which they do not know how to manage because they only know how to wallop public money.

    MALAYSIA HAS MISSED THE SOGOSOSHA OR CHAEBOL BOAT OF THE 1970s. How ?

    Still there are many opportunities available like (i) Halal food products for export World-wide. (ii) Conservation of our coastal wetlands for food production. (iii) tourism in all aspects from human resources to beautifying our land more like Switzerland (iv) cyberspace activities (v) service hubs for the aviation industry (vi) light engineering industries with full Government support with a bias towards automotive engineering and the 3rd National Car.(vii) Education hubs (ix) Medical Tourism. (x) Culinary promotions of the exotic Malaysian cuisine. (xi) develop the ports for more visits by luxury liners. etc.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem We do it the Malaysian Way, your Way !

  63. twinpeaks Nov 1,2019 10:18 AM

    As my father used to say, it is not the political party that is bad, but the leaders who are in that political party. By the same token, I would say the same about Government-linked Corporations or GLCs.

    In Japan and South Korea, as anywhere else in the capitalist world, companies that succeed must have strong financial backing and human resources. The best companies are the large ones, known as sogo shosas and chaebols. These corporate entities are centred around commercial banks that provide the required financial backing. They also provide the best human resource recruitment. As a result of these synergy, their ability to compete with the best from the West become natural over time.

    GLCs in Malaysia have the ability to do the same, provided that they have the same objectives, as the sogo shosas and chaebols. Especially when a country does not have the natural innovative culture that exists in Silicon Valley or Israel, where anyone can start a high-tech business from scratch, it is probably the only way for a country like Malaysia to break into genuine world business of a developed economy type.

    I see that Malaysia will eventually need to diversify away from its traditional industries like agriculture and foreign investment-based economic model, if it wants to evolve into a genuine, fearsome industrialized country. Given the size of its population, it cannot forever rely on foreign investment to drive its economy into the future, as this will make it a hostage to the interest of other industrialized countries and their MNCs. The only way to break out of the current model is to do what the Japanese and South Koreans had gone through after the war.

    A developed country status is meaningless, especially for a large country like Malaysia, unless it is also a leading economic power on world stage, and not simply a rich country. To be a genuine economic power, and not simply a wealthy developed economy (which Malaysia will be in a few years time), the country must be have the capability to compete in the same industries as other industrialized countries, and not simply to be part of their value chain (ie. foreign investment). It must have companies that compete directly with Toyota, Sony, Apple, Samsung, et cetera. It should not just have global brands that are resourced-based like Petronas. Even small industrialised countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland have developed industry leaders – Eriksson, Nokia, Lego, Rolex, et cetera.

    That is what Malaysia should be aiming for.

  64. mubarakchan Oct 31,2019 10:47 PM

    Tun

    The controversial subject of the GLEs and the GLCs has been highlighted again by the publishing of a book sponsored by CAP, ” HOW MUCH IS HIDDEN ? Pay for Government linked entities “. I would like to re-title the book, ” THE LAST DAYS OF MALAYSIA ” or ” THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII MALAYSIA.”

    The GLEs and GLCs are the poisoned chalices of Malaysia which are entirely unsuitable because of our poor ethics and enforcement.

    Besides, these GLEs and GLCs are the creations of Lee Kuan Yew in a tiny place by a quirk of accident arising from the failure of free enterprise traders and their industrial undertakings in the early days of the Jurong Industrial Estate.

    Lee Kuan Yew had to marshal hastily Singapore Government owned enterprises to fill the gap of providing employment to the people. Because these were mainly monopolistic, these companies became successful by the early 1980s. He coined them GLCs or Government Linked Companies.

    In Malaysia, the financial crisis of 1997-1998 hit the tycoons whose businesses were all later housed under Danaharta. The best were picked off by the nimble eg. Avenue

    The balance of these companies was pushed into the care of Khazanah by one smooth gent who had the secret agenda of over-lording a Government owned Empire according to the saying, ” The best to make money is not to own the business.’ which he carried on to the latter.

    THE ABUSE OF THE GLEs and the GLCs BEGAN HERE IN 2004 UNDER THE PRETEXT OF SAVING BUSINESSES FOR THE MALAYS AND ALSO MAKING MONEY FOR THEM.

    The recorded fact was between 2002-2018, over RM 1.5 Trillion was siphoned overseas according to the UN, the World Bank and the IMF Reports. An ordinary official could accumulate RM 2 Billion on his demise.

    In 2018, this was where the New and Incorruptible Government took over the unholy mess of GLEs and GLCs lock stock and barrel. The majority were money-losing concerns which were set-up without rhyme or reason.

    Here are some excerpts from the book. ” HOW MUCH IS HIDDEN ? ”

    1. Median of GLE non-executive directors pay grew by 19.9 per cent from 2016 to 2017 while the growth rate of median salaries and wages of employees was only 7.7 per cent.

    2.The highest estimated bonus to salary ratio uncovered in the book are 618% (in financial year 2015) for Acting President and CEO of SP Setia Berhad, 600% (FY 2017) for the Managing Director and CEO of IHH Healthcare Berhad and 433% (FY 2017) for the CEO of Telekom.

    PLEASE NOTE THESE FELLOWS WERE NOT THE OWNERS OF THE COMPANIES 100%. In fact any shareholder can sue and recover money for the greed and way out of line to the norm.

    MAS does not publish report of their directors’ remuneration.

    One MAS Managing Director had a luxury flat behind Harrods London in the 1980s. It is the one with the fountain at the entrance along Sloane Street, London. In the case of Air Serendipity, all such cash is recovered by the Company and only its clients benefit.

    In 2017, each GLCI executive director including CEOs earned on the average as much as the total wages of 308 employees.

    The Malaysian GLEs, GLCs, statutory bodies, foundations, special purpose vehicles, development financial institutions, state level agencies are the most abused and corrupt in the World.

    HOW IS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA GOING TO PROGRESS AND ADVANCE WITH SUCH A ROTTEN CORPORATE CORE ?

    Yet there are strident calls for the RETENTION OF THESE ABUSED AND CORRUPTED GLEs/GLICs/GLCs etc. BY THE GOVERNMENT.

    As far as possible, as many of these entities should be divested to the Private Sector as the GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS TO DO BUSINESS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. These corrupted and abused entities were only INTRODUCED AFTER 2004 ON THE PRETEXT THAT MALAY BUSINESSES ARE PROTECTED AND THE GOVERNMENT MAKES MONEY FOR THE MALAYS. With the absurd slogan, ” What is good for Singapore is good for Malaysia.” These were just a cover-up for total financial rape and vandalism of Government assets. 2004-2018

    And now the following headlines on this controversial subject, thus

    1. ” GLICs, GLCs MUST FOCUS ON CREATING STRONG INSTITUTIONS – DR M ”

    These will be as strong as their weakest digits.

    2. ” GOVT LINKED ENTITY CHIEF EXECUTIVES EARN AVERAGE RM 308K PER MONTH – CAP ”

    From 1975-1984, I made millions of ringgits for the MIDF Consortium turning round the biggest corporate bankruptcy in Malaysia in a tough textile business without a single bail-out sen. I was paid only RM 7,000 per month for 9 years and given an Alfa Romeo plus one month’s bonus. Now 1MDB with RM 42 Billion cannot make one single ringgit. As one ex-UMNO Tan Sri once told me when he found out that I was not ennobled, ‘ Something wrong. Somewhere.’ The next moment he was bussing the painted cheeks of a Singaporean lady of a certain age.

    3. ” FORUM – PUTRAJAYA SHOULD DIVEST FROM GLCs, SUPPORT LOCAL FIRMS.”

    4. ” PM. KHAZANAH STRAYED FROM CORE BUSINESSES, NEEDS TO BE REINED IN.”

    I have proposed a couple of times in the past that the divestment of these useless to the Government GLEs except PLUS should be offered to the following, thus

    i) Offer to new owners and their partners acceptable to the Government.

    ii) Offer to the incumbent Management and their partners acceptable to the Government.

    iii) Offer to the former owners if they have not broken the laws and their partners if acceptable to the Government.

    BECAUSE AS SURELY AS THE SUN RISES, THE BORN AGAIN GLECs/GLICs/GLCs WILL FINISH OFF OUR BELOVVED MALAYSIA AND HER DEMOCRATIC WAY OF LIFE FOR GOOD, IF THESE TOXIC ENTITIES ARE PERMITTED TO LIVE AGAIN LIKE THE MANY HEADED SERPENT !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  65. mubarakchan Oct 30,2019 2:17 PM

    Tun

    Here are some interesting and self-explanatory headlines of recent days which are easy to understand unless the person is deaf, dumb and blind or a Martian from Mars, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE’S CENTRAL BANK CHIEF SEES SLOW ECONOMIC RECOVERY. THE SLUMP WILL BE CONTAINED IN THE TRADE, MANUFACTURING SECTORS. ” The report continued,” THE MAS EXPECTS GROWTH TO COME IN AROUND THE MID-POINT OF AN OFFICIAL 0%-1% FORECAST RANGE THIS YEAR. (mine- exclusive of inflation rate ?)

    2. ” SINGAPORE SEPTEMBER FACTORY OUTPUT GROWS 0.1% DEFIES EXPECTATIONS OF A FALL. ”

    Is it a Singaporean economist’s joke 0.1% ?

    3. ” DITCHING CORPORATE LIFE TO START YOU TIAO BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE.”

    This is no Singaporean economist’s joke ! It’s for real.

    4. ” MALAYSIA’S ATTRACTIVENESS AS INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN WEAK ECONOMY. THE WORLD BANK SEES MEASURES TO REDUCE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS AS IMPORTANT. ”

    No reason to complain about this !

    5. ” CRUDE OIL, CPO STEADILY UP ANALYSTS OPTIMISTIC DUE TO STABILITLY IN THE COMMONDITIES MARKET.”

    Either way the analysts are always right.

    The headlines are the current signs of the times in Singapore and Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem unless the elected Leaders shoot themselves in the foot like during 2004-2018 !

  66. mubarakchan Oct 29,2019 9:33 PM

    Tun

    Today, there are some exhilarating headlines but at least one which is vicious and small-minded in the Malaysiakini which kept on enlarging fake information. Thus,

    1. ” TASK FORCE FORMED TO FACILITATE DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION PROCESS. ”

    Kudos to YB SADDIQ for his courage to help the many non-criminal addicts. The many NS camps established by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLC/SOEs to cream off corrupt money can now be put to good use. Non-criminal addicts must never be put in prisons. This is inhumane and cruel. Let the New and Incorruptible Government earns the just rewards by doing the right thing unlike the corrupt BN Government.
    IE
    2. ” ANWAR POINTS FINGER AT POLITICAL LEADERS FOR CAUSING RACIAL TENSIONS.”

    Kudos to DSAI for his 3rd sensible comment to put a stop to the verbal diarrhoea of the Opposition.

    3. ” THE MESSAGE IS MINORITIES SHOULD KNOW THEIR PLACE AND SHUT UP. ” Malaysiakini.

    IGNORANT INDIOTS LIKE THIS FELLOW ARE BORN EVERYDAY. HE PROBABLY WAS NOT BORN WHEN ON 13 MAY 1969, THE MALAYS HAD ONLY 2% OF THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY, THE BRITISH 70% OF THE BEST, THE CHINESE 25% OF THE THIRD RATE, AND HOW SIME DARBY CAME INTO THE MALAYS HANDS TO FAST TREK THEM TO BIG BUSINESS.

    Ignorant idiots are born every day in our beloved Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  67. mubarakchan Oct 29,2019 4:52 PM

    Tun

    Your World itineraries have brought so many new business opportunities for Malaysian entrepreneurs that I have lost count.

    The latest and one of the most exciting countries is Turkmenistan, a key hub country which is friendly and hospitable to Malaysians.

    From the concept of the FELDA Group embarking on a halal food products venture World wide with the food resources of Australia and New Zealand in mind, Turkmenistan is most attractive. Imagine in the future, the FELDA Group has halal food products associates in Turkmenistsn, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Dubai etc in conjunction with its traditional palm oil business which is exclusive to the settlers themselves or have a joint venture with LTAT to create a bigger footprint. A serious new industry with new jobs and opportunities not only for the settlers but for all.

    Now is a great opportunity for the New and Incorruptible Government to put all the pieces in the right places to form an efficient and productive picture to benefit the Rakyat especially the Malay Trusts. This is only proper in a small country – TO REACH OUT TO NEW FRIENDS IN NEW COUNTRIES WHERE SIME DARBY DOES NOT TREAD !

    What is better than a properly managed huge halal food corporation to serve the World of 1.2 Billion Muslims. A sort of Islamic Nestle or Danone which is a Malaysian Creation based in Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Your itineraries have created fantastic business opportunities. Let us hope the FELDA Group takes up the challenge. An ancient saying often quoted by the late P.P. Narayanan.” Out of Crisis, Opportunity.”

  68. mubarakchan Oct 28,2019 5:06 PM

    Tun

    TWIN PEAKS.

    I dare say again that your sensible comments on Britain, EU and the Commonwealth are dot on. My sentiments are similar.

    I was aghast when Britain opted to join her former enemies of centuries ago in the EU in 1973 having lived in Britain during my youth like you after a devastating War of attrition. To my observation, they are as different as chalk and cheese. Britain at that juncture was prepared to throw away her hard-earned assets derived from an ex-Empire. Enoch Powell, if you remember him, predicted today’s outcome. There were whispers that the gnomes of Zurich were behind Britain’s entry for commerce sake together with the United States for hegemonic reasons. These two parties are not to be seen these days of a difficult BREXIT.

    Indeed you are absolutely correct in your opinion that Britain after BREXIT will be a good trading and helpful partner for Malaysia to advance our hi-tech capabilities and educational advancement.

    Not only that, in recent months when the dire state of Singapore’s failed political and socio-economic model began to show through monthly statistics – and this has been going on for 17 years, I PROPOSED THAT SINGAPORE SHOULD CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN ON EQUAL TERMS. Like this, overnight Singapore will zoom up to be one of the top rank Nations with her survival assured and also Malaysia and ASEAN will have Britain right on our door-step as a catalyst to drive the great community of ASEAN forward to greater socio-economic heights with our over 400 million inhabitants.

    With this unique Confederation, the strategic geo-political status of our beloved Malaysia is finally engraved in stone.

    And of course, NO MORE SNEAKY TRICKS FROM SINGAPORE WHICH WILL BE ON A HIGHER PLANE OF ENDEAVOUR IF HER BLAND LEADERSHIP HAS THE WISDOM VISION AND COURAGE TO CONFEDERATE AND CATCH THE BULL BY THE HORNS !

    Remember these clever Singaporean folks missed investing in GOLD at US 300 per ounce before 2000 with their US$ 500 Billion garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989? Instead they descended down from their squeaky clean GIC Olympian heights to Wall Street and the City probably encouraged by the flatteries of the gnomes of Zurich and promptly lost US$ 108 Billions in October 2008 to the hoi-polloi !

    WITH 4,000 TONS OF GOLD, SINGAPORE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE KING OF THE HILL YEARS AGO AND NOT A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR ! This opportunity is now gone forever. Hence, the Confederation Proposal is the last bus home for tiny Singapore.

    As for Malaysia with Britain-Singapore on her doorstep, our beloved Nation will know no bounds in taking advantage of all the goodies available for our smooth advancement to the top. And Malaysia will be the LEADING COUNTRY AND GATEWAY FOR BRITAIN-SINGAPORE CONFEDERATION IN ASEAN/EAST ASIA

    TWIN PEAKS THESE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES FOR CHALLENGING ENDEAVOURS.

    ‘ WHO DARES WINS ‘

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. The icing on the cake for your Leadership of our beloved Malaysia will be when Singapore confederates with Britain. A win-win for all in socio-economic terms and will be the after-burner to propel Malaysia to the stars !

  69. mubarakchan Oct 28,2019 4:13 PM

    Tun

    My humble apologies on a typo error in my comment on the significant and important headlines on DSAI comments, thus

    2. ” ANWAR: ACADEMIC WAS SILENT ON CORRUPTION YET MAKES UNMITIGATED DISASTER CLAIM. “

  70. twinpeaks Oct 28,2019 2:05 PM

    As the UK Conservative Prime Minister tables his motion for a December 12 general elections, under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act today, which requires a two-third majority to pass, and it is likely NOT be granted by the Labour Party, the UK is gradually inching toward a December general elections nonetheless. Failing the Monday vote, Boris Johnson is likely to go for another early election vote that will only require a simple majority, and with the promise of support from the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party, this will likely succeed. However, the Lib Dems are not likely to see a second referendum despite given an extension to January 31 by Brussels. The Tories are likely to get a simple majority in the new Parliament, and if they do, then the Withdrawal Bill will be passed soon after the December 9 elections. The United Kingdom will be officially out of the European Union in the New Year.

    After joining Europe in 1973, Britain’s leaving the EU will be a great thing for the Commonwealth, as Malaysia can now form an even closer trade and educational relationship together, now that the constraints of an inward-looking union like the EU are removed.

    It will see Britain playing a new and greater role on the global stage, as a genuine leader of the Commonwealth. Malaysia, as one of the few developed countries in the Commonwealth, can play an important part of this new trend too.

  71. mubarakchan Oct 27,2019 8:27 AM

    Tun

    I fully support the important and significant headlines as of yesterday, thus :-

    1. ” NEW NARRATIVE MUST BE TO FIX THE ECONOMY, ANWAR TELLS MUSLIM NGOs GATHERING.”

    DSAI is absolutely correct that the Malaysian economy first priority is to return to NORMALCY. Politics of the Malaysian kind should take the back burner for now.

    2. ” AMWAR. ACADE,OC WAS SO;TEMT PM CORRUPTION. YET MAKES UNMITIGATED DISASTER CLAIM. ”

    A sensible response to a loose cannon from academia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  72. mubarakchan Oct 27,2019 8:18 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY TO THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG AND THE CONSTITUTION.

    During my long years as a student in the United Kingdom, I suffered only twice by racism.

    1. In 1952, I went for a hair-cut in the barber-shop near Malaya Hall, London. Whilst he was shaving me, he asked me a lewd question about Chinese women. He was a low class East London Jew.

    2. In 1958, the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar of the hospital in London picked on me for the 3 months when I joined his ‘firm’ and grilled me every morning. I nearly collapsed. Maybe he was adverse to see a young Chinaman clinically examining naked white women. He was a New Zealander. Since then, I swore I will never visit that apartheid country. This confirmed the next item.

    3. Just a few years ago, a New Zealander judge openly said he could not distinguish one Chinese from another.

    FROM THE ABOVE-MENTIONED EXAMPLES HOPEFULLY THE MALAYS IDENTIFY FROM WHICH CLAN THE RECALCITRANT CHINESE CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA BELONGED TO BECAUSE I AM NOT PREPARED TO TAKE THE BLAME FOR THESE CROOKS AND SO ARE THE 85% – 90% CHINESE WHO ARE LAW ABIDING AND LOYAL. We must call a spade, a spade and nothing else.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The majority of Malaysians in you we all TRUST.

  73. mubarakchan Oct 26,2019 8:32 PM

    Tun

    I have always said that there are many types of Chinese in Malaysia. I also said that some Chinese are so very clever as to be stupid. Within this context that some observers have pointed out that the country is moving towards another 13 May 1969.

    I beg to disagree with the notion that we are moving towards an incident like 13 May 1969 for the following reasons :-

    1. On 13 May 1969, the British had 70% of the best assets of the Malaysian economy even 12 years after Merdeka. The Chinese had 25% of the third rate with a handful of tycoons, the Malays had 2%.

    2. Then, the country was under the aegis of the Currency Board of Malaysia Singapore Sarawak Sabah and Brunei which policy for the country was the Government can only spend what it earned. Unlike a central bank which is banker to the Government, issues the currency and safeguards the currency. Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia was established in 1958.

    With the Currency Board Policy, the financial system was illiquid. The rich became richer. The poor became poorer. My newly graduated Malay and non-Malay friends had no access to finance which was non-existent eg. no credit cards, no overdrafts, no housing or motorcar loans etc.

    The pressure of inequality built up from the early 1960s onwards as the graduates returned home in numbers throughout the 1960s.

    3. In 1967, there were riots in Penang due to the imposition of custom duties.

    4. Political agitation began with Lee Kuan Yew and his crew in the Dewan Rakyat from 1963-1965.

    5. A person was accidentally killed by a policeman at Kepong. The Opposition mainly Leftists took up the cause and demonstrated in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

    6. The victorious Opposition after the General Elections were out in force with gongs and drums going around the centre of Kuala Lumpur abusing and insulting the losers.

    7. There was free movement for gangsters via the Causeway from Singapore until a Restricted Passport was required in 1971.

    8. At 2.30 pm on 13 May 1969, the President of the MCA out of pique withdrew MCA from the Alliance. This was the trigger which set the tragedy ablaze. By 10 pm. MCA returned to the Alliance. but it was far too late. Many lost their lives or were injured. I knew about the 2.30 pm trigger because at that point my friends in the UMNO Youth advised me to go home.

    9. The British were blaming the Chinese for exploiting the country commercially.

    The many factors mentioned above sparked off the 13 May 1969 incident.

    With the promulgation of the NEP in 1971, an equal playing field for all was assured. But the Malays did not have a single big business.

    1. By chance, I could conceptualise the take-over of British assets on fair market terms by the Malays at fair market values instead of nationalization. My 1972 Concept with the taking over Sime Darby PLC was not only the first but was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidante YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

    2. My Sime Darby Concept 1972 not only fitted in well with the NEP to give the Malays a platform for big business but set a pattern for the future take-over of British assets like Guthrie etc. The cost of Sime Darby was only RM 23 Million.

    My total emolument as a non-executive Director from 1974-1992 was RM 500,000 before income tax. Thereafter I was asked to resign by the Malaysian Management whose jobs were created by me so that they could bankrupt Sime Darby twice at RM 1.2 Billion and RM 2.10 Billion in 1997 and 2010 respectively. Instead of becoming the World class business flagship of Malaysia worth RM 100 Billion, now it is just a fine type of British trading house without the Empire Preference with no risks.

    In fact Sime Darby should takeover PLUS at a minimum of RM 40+ Billion !

    3. The significant period of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad began in 1981 to build up our beloved Malaysia to what it is today. 1981-2003.

    4. The Killer was the period 2004-2018 ruled by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. The country’s debt zoomed up to RM 1.5 Trillion from RM 350 Billion 2004-2018 and ALL THE MALAY ELITE DISAPPEARED WITH THE WASH.

    FROM THE ABOVE FACT IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE FOR ANYONE TO DEMAND MORE HAND-OUTS, MORE TOP JOBS AND MORE LIVING SPACE BECAUSE ALL THESE DEMANDS WERE PROVIDED FOR AS LONG AGO AS 1971

    WITH THE PROMULGATION OF THE NEP. And I went out of my way to help all to benefit from the NEP by suggesting that ALL BRITISH ASSETS SHOULD BE BOUGHT AT FAIR MARKET PRICES IN ORDER ALL NON-MALAY ASSETS AND BUSINESSES WERE NOT INTERFERED WITH.

    For my Sime Darby effort to even out a playing field for the Malays to fast trek into BIG BUSINESS quickly instead of bothering the Chinese businesses, the Leader of MCA called me ‘ A MALAY BUM SUCKER ‘. This very person walloped the assets of Sime Darby at least twice.

    On one occasion, he only paid RM 4 Million for an asset worth at least RM 88 Million which he had sold to Selangor Perangsaan and a Chinaman at this price. The real value was RM 150 Million. Man proposes. God disposes. This fellow was jailed by both sides of the Causeway.

    It upsets me to find that most non-Chinese assumed the Chinese are homogenous. THIS IS FAR FROM THE TRUTH BECAUSE IN MALAYSIA THERE ARE THE MOST NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CLANS EXCEPT IN CHINA. eg. Hakkas, Hokkiens, Teochews, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Hainanese, Muslim Chinese etc.

    THE MAJORITY OF THE MALAYSIAN CHINESE AT LEAST 85%-90% ARE LOYAL AND LAW-ABIDING. Only a very small minority belonging to not more than THREE DIFFERENT CLANS ARE FOREVER BREAKING THE LAW IN TERMS OF POLITICS OR ECONOMICS.

    The British sieved the Chinese out by demanding to know what dialect a Chinese spoke when they filled in the Government forms because they know that DIFFERENT CHINESE CLANS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY.

    For example, a Cantonese is conservative and independent and will never break the law whilst another clan would have individuals who suddenly go bonkers and defy the law in politics and commerce. There is one like this on his way to Changi Jail now.

    Therefore, from the vast pool of information which I provided above, there is no NECESSITY TO DEMAND FOR MORE OF ANYTHING BY ANY MALAYSIAN, MALAY OR NON-MALAY.

    On the Superman Comic caper, A SERIOUS QUESTION OF LOYALTY TO OUR BELOVED YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG AND THE CONSTITUTION COMES INTO PLAY.

    What sort of Chinese is involved ? Why are they DISLOYAL BY PRODUCING COMICS WITH FOREIGN IDEOLOGIES FOR SCHOOLS ? TO THE EXTENT THAT THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE OF THESE TREASONOUS CHINESE CLANSMEN SEEMED ONLY TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF THE HEAD OF A FOREIGN STATE TO PLEASE OR GAIN FAVOUR FROM HIM . This clearly illustrates what I have been saying that there are Chinese who are so very clever as to be stupid.- the crypto-communists.

    Then we have the crypto-singaporeans who forever are attempting to push for the RAITIFICATION OF THE KILLER OF MALAYSIA.MALAYS/SMEs, TPPA/CPTPP. In the last quarter of 2018, a Deputy Minister of the New and Incorruptible Government mentioned that the ratification of the TPPA/CPTPP would be a good thing (for SINGAPORE).

    FINALLY IT PAYS FOR ALL RAKYAT TO BE AWARE THAT 85%-90% OF THE MALAYSIAN CHINESE ARE LOYAL AND LAW-ABIDING AND BE SELECTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO DECIDING WHO ARE DISLOYAL OR LOYAL TO THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG AND THE CONSTUTION.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem but beware of CRYPTO-SINGAPOREANS AND CRYPTO-COMMUNISTS HOLDING POSITIONS ALL OVER THE ESTABLISHMENT. Remember the 4th Floor Boys 2004-2009, folks ? They walloped a big chunk of the Rakyat’s money too !

  74. twinpeaks Oct 26,2019 12:18 PM

    Yes, I absolutely agree with the contention that Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew did anything and everything he could to ensure that Singapore could survive after separating from Malaysia. I very much doubt that he would have been able to build his nation up the way he did, if Singapore was still inside Malaysia, given that we were and are very opposed to supporting the United States and her close allies. And this again is due to our very strong religious link to certain countries that have always been in conflict with Western countries since the beginning of time. So, Singapore was at the right place at the right time. The right time because of the Cold War period 1948-1990, and the right place because of the many Communist elements lurking throughout Asia, and Southeastern Asia in particular (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, just a few). Hence, the questionable and unmentionable trades. And also the fact that Southeast Asia’s strong post-colonial preference for autocratic and militaristic governments can be directly attributed to the Cold War period. For the United States, global democracy needs to be protected, even at the expense of suppressing democratic aspirations in certain regions themselves. Central America and southern Africa are two other cases in point. This is the operating foreign policy doctrine since President Monroe in the eighteenth century. Until today.

    I once read an excerpt of an interview by the journalist Tom Plate, where Lee Kuan Yew joked that he didn’t really have any idea how Singapore should be based upon, economic policy wise, neither in the past nor in future. According to him, Singapore leaders and himself included, simply look at the results that they want to achieve, and take ANY means, including the questionable and unmentionable trades et cetera, to achieve those results. Lee said he is not a Communist, a Socialist, or even a Democrat. For him and the PAP (perhaps for its own political survival), results are the only thing that matter. Nothing else. That is why, when all its neighbours oppose Israel, Singapore does not. Such a country is very rare in this day and age. It is a unique country. The political apathy of the average Singapore voter has a lot to do with this state of things. In Malaysia, this would not have been possible. Hence, we are always a step or two behind Singapore economically. But given Malaysia’s social history, this is probably not a problem for its leaders. Economic success or not, social stability is more important.

    Malaysia is like Singapore in a way, only in different spheres.

  75. mubarakchan Oct 26,2019 8:06 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT THE WEALTH OF SINGAPORE AND LEE KUAN YEW.

    Here are a few more reasons why the Wealth of Singapore was not the creation of Lee Kuan Yew’s brilliance even though he did put his imprint on all projects established in his time or thereafter.

    13. It was the huge profits of an estimated US$ 500 Billion which pushed Singapore from a 3rd World country to the First. The effort came from the generosity of Uncle Sam in giving Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore the monopoly in the Questionable and the Unmentionable Trades in the Cold War 1948-1989.

    14. He paid regular visits to the White House whilst the going was good during the Cold War 1959-1989.

    15. The support for Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore maybe zeroed in as the right man in the right place during the Kennedy period 1961-1963.

    16. The Uncle Sam solid backing for Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore to have the monopoly to do the Questionable and the Unmentionable Cold War Trades caused Lee Kuan Yew to be brash in the Federation 1963-1965 during which Singapore became a de facto American Colony. Hence, our Tunku was completely mystified why Lee Kuan Yew left the Federation so happy. Vide The Tunku’s book. because Lee Kuan Yew had Uncle Sam’s backing since 1962 !

    17. When Singapore was a sleepy colonial tropical port, Singapore had a fizzy 7% GDP 1948-1980s. Now with all the glitter of a First World country Singapore could not breach the 3% GDP from 2002 to 2019. As one ex-UMNO Tan Sri once said to me when he found that I was not ennobled, “Something wrong somewhere !’ The next moment he was bussing the painted cheeks of a Singapore lady of a certain age.

    18. The 21st Century has revealed the secret machinery of Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore – how Singapore ticked. IT WAS UNCLE SAM’S COLD WAR 1948-1989 LARGESSE DERIVED FROM THE QUESIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989.

    19. From all accounts, it seemed wealth was thrust upon Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989. This did not come out of Lee Kuan Yew’s mind-set unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who could think out of the box to establish the many unique projects for Malaysia.

    20. Because of the limitation of Lee Kuan Yew’s mind-set, HE MISSED INVESTING IN GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce up to 4,000 tons before 2000. This would have filled the void created by Uncle Sam and the end of the Cold War after which the BRICS grabbed Singapore’s Cold War monopolistic trading turf.

    GOLD WOULD HAVE TURNED SINGAPORE FROM A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR TO THE KING OF THE HILL ! Also, his greatest failure which was his 2 Child Family Policy 1972-1984 was not properly thought out by him. This created the dilemma of only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50 today. How to be super-duper like this ? Vide. Singapore Government White Paper 2011.

    20. The best chance for Singapore’s survival today is to confederate with the United Kingdom on EQUAL TERMS.

    21. For decades, I was not convinced that Singapore made her riches from smuggling cigarettes and liquor to and from Indonesia and Malaysia or from the brilliance of Lee Kuan Yew and his crew. As a trained scientist, I had to discover the TRUTH which is backed up with evidence.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  76. mubarakchan Oct 26,2019 2:04 AM

    Tun

    FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    Since you are an old friend from that old place of our youth, I seek to convince you that the wealth of Singapore today was not the creation of Lee Kuan Yew but from Uncle Sam’s Cold War largesse 1948-1989.

    Here are the evidence and the circumstantial evidence which I discovered by accident through the years and were collated together in recent years in the course of my study what made Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore ticked 1959-2015, thus :-

    1. My friend in Beach Road Singapore had the Remington franchise since 1947. Five years after the Colonels’ Revolt in Indonesia 1948, he could purchase a 13,000 acres rubber estate formerly owned by the Japanese from the Custodian of Enemy properties.

    2. In 1962, Lee Kuan Yew claimed the CIA tried to bribe him.

    3. In the mid-1970s, I met a Taiwanese who owned the military soft-ware factory, Diaward Pioneer Industries, Jurong who told me his Libyan agent could retire to Monte Carlo after 5 years. Also, he told me that his business was very profitable because people fight all the time and would pay any price for the items they wanted. This is only the SOFT military ware. What about the hardware like guns etc.?

    4. From the 1950s to the 1980s, a sleepy colonial tropical harbour could gain a fizzy 7% GDP annually.

    5. From the end of the Cold War in 1990 when the BRICS grabbed the monopolistic and profitable Questionable and Unmentionable Trades permitted by Uncle Sam for Singapore during the Cold War 1948-1989 because Lee Kuan Yew was the right man in the right place, Singapore’s GDP began to slide downwards. In the early 1990s, Goh Chok Tong was despatched to India to recruit FTs to fill the GDP gap. This failed up to 2019.

    6. From 1990s, the exclusive engineering Jurong factories of the Singapore Government began to close down one by one.

    7. By 2002, Singapore’s GDP could not attain 3% again up to 2019. The missing link of 2%-3% could only have come from the lush profits of the Cold War 1948-1989 which I estimated to be about US$ 500 Billion.

    8. This figure was worked out by me from the official announcement of a loss of US$ 108 Billions on Wall Street and the City in October 2008.

    9. Finally the impression given to all was that Singapore made secret profits from the smuggling of cigarettes and liquor to and from Indonesia and Malaysia. It does not make sense such soft goods realised so much money. Also the majority do not smoke or drink.

    10. In 1962, the same time as Lee Kuan Yew’s CIA expose and Operation Cold Store, a UN Dutch economics expert Dr Albert Winsemius was appointed as Adviser to the Singapore Government. He retired in 1984. I now reckon he had a DUAL ROLE. First, he was the Adviser to ensure that the huge profits endowed by Uncle Sam from the Cold War Trades 1948-1989 were properly spent. Second, he was a CIA handler keeping a close watch on Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore. The uneasiness of the role of Dr Winsemius was aptly expressed by the fact he was only given a parchment and two medals of which only one was gold on his retirement in 1984. Only 2 years ago, a tiny lane in Singapore was named in his memory surrounded by the magnificent glitter of Singapore, Changi Airport, the Bedok Reclamation, Jurong Industrial Park, Asian Dollar etc which were all Dr Winsemius’s handiwork.
    11. Finally, why Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore were not publicised to all and sundry as the paragon of Humankind achievement or awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace ? Obviously, his peers knew how Lee Kuan Yew made his money for Singapore.

    12. The weak economic results of Singapore since the end of the Cold War 1948-1989, put paid to my contention that the wealth of Singapore was not the creation of Lee Kuan Yew but from the Cold War 1948-1989 largesse of Uncle Sam.

    13. I hope you concur, TWIN PEAKS that there is no cogent reason why countries should envy the wealth of Singapore as the saying goes –

    BALZAC. ” BEHIND EVERY GREAT FORTUNE. A GREAT CRIME.” Dear TWIN PEAKS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  77. twinpeaks Oct 25,2019 6:57 PM

    I would say this about Singapore. I find that their ruling party cannot lose a general election because it truly acts in a way that it CANNOT lose a general election. Pity whoever their opposition are and will be. If the PAP keeps doing this, Singapore is only a democracy in name, if democracy means the willingness to keep changing the government. In practice, it doesn’t do democracy because the people simply have no reason to keep the PAP out of power. Call it the Kiasu approach to governance or whatever, but this party really knows how to play politics. Not only to its own advantage, but for the little nation they have built from scratch and now the envy of every nation on this planet, even Switzerland.

  78. mubarakchan Oct 25,2019 6:52 PM

    Tun

    My headline for today, thus

    ‘ ALL QUIET AND ORDERLY IN KUALA LUMPUR TODAY ‘

    But there are riots and demonstrations by the hundreds of thousands of participants in the following cities, thus

    1. London, The United Kingdom

    2. Paris, France

    3. Barcelona, Spain

    4. Beirut, Lebanon

    5. Baghdad, Iraq

    6. Hong Kong, China

    7. Bogota, Bolivar

    8. Port au Prince, Haiti

    9 Caracas, Venezuela

    10. La Paz, Peru

    11. Santiago, Chile – the richest South American country

    12. Quito, Ecuador

    Our beloved Malaysia had a Malay Dignity Congress which was dignified and orderly. Have we come of age in our Malaysian Style Democracy ? I would love to think so.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  79. twinpeaks Oct 25,2019 6:28 PM

    I am not so sure the United Kingdom will remain united after Brexit takes place, which by Michael Gove’s estimate is still end of this month. Of course, Boris Johnson had already requested for an extension, but it is clear that Brussels will only give a substantial one if the UK holds a general election. If Parliament votes down again a motion for a general election on Monday, then Michael Gove might get his wish afterall.

  80. mubarakchan Oct 25,2019 6:26 PM

    Tun

    There is a non-contentious issue which has been swirling around for months aimlessly which is on the question of whether it is appropriate for a successor to take-over your Prime Ministership or not.

    1. WHO IS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER AFTER THE FINANCIAL RAPE AND VANDALISM OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND HER 31 MILLION CITIZENS BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs ? Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, of course !

    2. WHO IS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER AT PRESENT FROM AGE ONE TO 100 YEARS ? Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, of course !

    I always said that history is the finest arbiter of the Truth. Please take note of the following historical events within this context.

    i) Since 1966 the Opposition had tried its hardest to attain POWER. They failed miserably because they did not have the proper Leadership which is required in our beloved Malaysia.

    ii) By 2018, the Opposition realised that to oust the corrupt BN Government, an iconic political personality was required to lead the Opposition. They were fortunate that the Sovereignty and National Interest of the Rakyat, the political will of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the aims of the Opposition 1966-2018 CONVERGED

    iii) It is also obvious that without the peerless Leadership of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is wise, brilliant and courageous, the Opposition will be out of POWER from Putrajaya again and still twiddling their sore thumbs !

    iv) We Malaysians have already tolerated and suffered for 14 years witnessing the wanton rape and vandalism of our beloved Malaysia’s resources by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs – worse than the rape of the Sabine women of ancient Rome !

    v) Then in 2018, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appeared to oust the corrupt BN Government with DSAI and the Team by his side. A task that no one could have done but our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    vi) OK ?

    vii) Thereafter, some detractors, troublemakers, morons, Martians, half-past six types, opportunists and crypt-Singaporeans or communists hankered only a two-year term limitation for our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister.

    viii) Is a political iconic Malaysian, the only one in the country WORTH ONLY A TWO YEAR TERM AS PRIME MINISTER AFTER OUSTING THE GREATEST KLEPTOCRATIC CROOKS IN THE WORLD WHO WILL DEFINITEDLY MAKE IT TO THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CROOKS AND HE SAVED 31 MILLION INNOCENT AND HONEST MALAYSIANS AND THEIR BELOVED MALAYSIA FROM CERTAIN DEATH FINANCIALLY OR OTHERWISE ?

    ix) Those who are of the view that only a 2 year term as a Prime Minister for our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must have taken a holiday in Mars or a Martian or else either deaf, blind and dumb given the huge upheaval of our beloved Malaysia’s traditional good governance and rich monetary reserves amongst the loss of many other assets like our Malay elite who disappeared in the decadent wash !

    x) My view that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should stay as the Prime Minister until 100 years old for the following reasons :-

    a. The first person a Malay is the Prime Minister at 100 years old. A Malaysian first to beat the whole World and all the other Malaysian attempts to enter the Guiness Book of Records. An achievement which is better than a Malaysian atomic bomb, Nobel Prize or climb Mt Everest. THIS ACHIEVEMENT IS UNREPEATABLE AND UNBEATABLE !

    b. Those who disagree are invited to check in at the Woodbridge Home, Singapore.

    c. We the Rakyat, 31 million cannot be so ungrateful and forgetful to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who with DSAI and the Team by his side to brush the World’s most famous Prime Minister aside and allot him only 2 miserable terms as Prime Minister. WHAT WILL THE WORLD THINK OF US, MALAYSIANS ?

    A bunch of Americans who forget easily or like the British who try not to forget ? We are proud and dignified Malaysians who stand proud and united by giving our iconic Leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be are our Prime Minister as long as he DESIRES.

    d. PRIME MINISTERS ARE BORN NOT MADE. FAILURES CROPPED UP DURING THE DARK AGE OF MALAYSIAN HISTORY 2004-2018.

    e. HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. There is no such thing as retirement these days because we all live to more than 100 years. Retirement is an out-dated Colonial word ! My sister died just over 100 years old. Acheh !

  81. mubarakchan Oct 24,2019 11:18 PM

    Tun

    Here is another important headline from Singapore today, thus

    ” SINGAPORE JOBLESS RATE RISES TO DECADE HIGH IN Q3. BUT EMPLOYMENT GROWTH ALSO UP. ”

    Is this a so-called Singapore bitter-sweet announcement or does this represent the failure of Lee Kuan Yew’s Political Socio-economic Model for the sustainability and survival of Singapore – its first signs of failure in a post-Cold War World 1948-1989.

    As is well-known, Lee Kuan Yew considered the Singapore Harbour as its first priority which I believe is now out-moded by the advent of the World of the Net and air-cargo. Also are reports of on-going economic events over-taking the mental capabilities or mind-sets of her elite to transform Singapore’s Political Socio-economic Model into an enduring one ? Of course this move is risky and speculative which might be beyond the capabilities of her present Leadership.

    Then the safest Model would be to confederate with the United Kingdom on equal terms. Singapore’s last chance to ride the last bus home.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  82. mubarakchan Oct 24,2019 10:50 PM

    Tun

    Is there a purpose in the present bout of self-inflicted hara-kiri by the loose-cannons of the incumbent New and Incorruptible Government these recent days ?

    The quest to fulfil apparent hastily thought out General Election promises by a minority group is the apparent cause of all the hot-air now blowing.

    Major issues governed by the Constitution are at play with the proponents swearing that they are the true representatives of the Rakyat. Some issues related to education may have some merits but there are those which cross the red line of no return should be treated as VERBOTON to all attempts.

    Some of us keep forgetting that our Malaysian Society is not homogenous. Only yesterday, the Star page 16, a mis-informed writer presented an article with facts lifted from events based on Western homogenous societies which argued in favour of similar issues in Malaysia.

    This article was self-defeating because the writer was not a foreigner but born and bred in Malaysia. Therefore, the writer’s knowledge about our diverse Malaysian society should be well-known to the writer who claimed to have attended the University of Malaya as well. Why should the writer aped the West which has entirely different values as compared with the East ?

    Similarly, the proposal that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should do according to Harapan Manifesto without delay is a very tall order in Malaysian Politics especially when community lines are crossed to achieve certain objectives. It is easy to shout slogans at a General Election but it is sometimes impossible when a person is on top of the governing heap which embraces all living under the Sun, 31 millions.

    There is such thing as a common majority view. In Switzerland, the German speaking Swiss seem to dominate everywhere with the French, Italian and Romansch speaking Swiss playing second fiddle. And Switzerland was confederated 800 years ago.

    There are issues which maybe achieved over time. But there are issues which should be treated as sacred cows of Malaysia, to be admired but not to be tampered with. For those in public service to pretend not to know these red lines is a travesty of justice. Knowledge of the minefields will ease many a pitfall or slip ‘twixt between cup and lip’.

    I am referring the uncalled for and rude attempt to force our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to do whatever was the bidding.

    At this time and age in the aftermath of the decadent rule of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which had turned our beloved Malaysia from a rich to a poor Nation, naturally and instinctively, the incumbent Government efforts must be focussed on our SOCIO-ECONOMIC recovery and nothing else. This is the First Priority. Rice for all.

    All political issues should be placed in the back-burner for now until our beloved Malaysia becomes rich again and concomitantly political issues of importance then could be reconsidered. Until then, all parties supporting the incumbent Government should join hands to make our beloved Malaysia to recover socio-economically as quickly as possible. Surely, any sensible and well-informed person would agree to this unless he or she is from Mars ?

    Who is the most experienced and trustworthy amongst the milling political crowd these days to sort our political mess in crisis ? Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of course.

    AND DID ANYONE IN THE PRESENT RULING HIERACHY FORESAW THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS NEARLY BANKRUPTED BY THE BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 BEFORE THE 14TH GE ?

    Any practising politician would have the commonsense and mindset to see that to force major controversial political issues through against the back-drop of a economy in crisis is not only self-defeating but self-hara kiri or self-immolation. I am surprised some still act governed by their emotions and not their commonsense in the face of the present crisis caused by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Let history decides that you should serve more than a full term ! Acheh !

  83. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 8:48 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. Your comment that Singapore might turn out to be the capital city of ASEAN is visionary but unsuitable role for it.

    I FORESEE A SUITABLE ROLE FOR SINGAPORE WOULD BE TO CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM ON EQUAL TERMS TO SATISFY THE DESIRES OF THE 900,000 CHINESE AGED 21 TO 50. IS’NT IT WONDERFUL WE HAVE THE CONFEDERATION ON OUR DOOR-STEP TO ENERGISE ASEAN ! And no more sneaky tricks from Singapore.

  84. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 6:47 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE SUPERMAN COMIC.

    This is for those who cannot remember.

    At the height of the Communist Insurgency 1948-1957, the British deployed ‘inspectors of schools’ whose specialty were to inspect the Vernacular Chinese Schools by sitting at the back of any class-room and monitoring the teachers work. Surprisingly, the PDRM Special Branch on this aspect of political activity was diminished from the late 1980s onwards. It would be difficult to revive this specialised function of the PDRM again due to other priorities and constraints which have appeared since the 1990s.

    THIS IS ONE AREA OF SECURITY WHICH THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 NEGLECTED DUE TO SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST.

  85. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 5:41 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON TWO WONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT AND THREE WONGS WILL CREATED A RIOT IN HONG KONG.

    A few minutes ago, an Adun appeared on TV and alleged that the Superman comic which would have been distributed in our schools has Communistic contents.

    This reminded me of the advice of the late Tan Sri Dr C. C. Too the most senior Chinese official to the Federal Government and its expert on Anti-Communist Insurgency 1948-1992 who was also an expert on Psychological Warfare that even though the Malaysian Communists were defeated in the 1980s, Communism will return in another form.

    How true and telling were his words on Communism concerning our beloved Malaysia which is now highlighted by the Adun flipping the pages of the Superman comic.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem always began with our own Malaysians. LEST WE FORGET !

  86. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 3:55 PM

    Tun

    TWIN PEAKS. Your observations on the Malaysian scene is absolutely correct. As a born optimist, I dare say that each community has their historical, cultural and religious virtues which held them together from centuries past. Anything to do with the coming together of all Malaysians can only be attributed to politics of the Malaysian kind.

    As long as the incumbent Government is NORMAL AND NOT ROGUE, FAIR AND JUST to provide a livelihood for all, our beloved Malaysia will flow on with the rest. With the right Leadership, Malaysia maybe like Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan. As it is thanks to the wisdom, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side, Malaysia became one of the 4 most important small countries of the World like Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018. At the moment, we Malaysians can only crossed our fingers !

  87. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 3:25 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE TWO WONGS and three Wongs will be a riot in Hong Kong.

    How many Malaysians noticed that the young Wong only looks like a Chinese but inside him he is NOT. Why ? Because NO DECENT CHINESE WORTH HIS RICE-BOWL WILL S…T ON HIS OWN DOORSTEP WHICH IS THE DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA IN THIS CONTRIVED CAPER.

    There are many Chinese today in Malaysia who look Chinese but are not Chinese inside their minds and bodies.

    They have lost the cultural ballast of their forefathers who observed all the requisite Chinese beliefs and rituals in keeping with a Chinese.

    These Chinese outside – Western inside types of Chinese are actually WEAK-MINDED UNLIKE THEIR FORFATHERS WHO WERE STRONG AS A BUNCH OF BAMBOO. Because they are weak-minded and have NO MIND-SETS OF THEIR OWN, they are easily seduced by fellows like Lee Kuan Yew or those TAX FREE RM 2 INCORPORATED PLACES OF WORSHIP with self appointed holies which slipped seamlessly into their mental voids where their forefathers filled with traditional Chinese beliefs and rituals.

    This is the real situation today. This lot of misled young Chinese which we see in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are NOT CHINESE, LEADERLESS, ARROGANT, WESTERNISED, AND BRASH.

    I keep bumping into them at restaurants, petrol stations and super-markets who would never give way to the elderly. At least the non-Chinese made me happy by their courtesies at these public places.

    I will always remember when my car was in trouble along the highway that the first person to help me was a young Indian and then a middle aged Malay. The Chinese would slow down their cars and wind down the windows to grin at me in the rain.

    And now these inconsiderate types of Chinese are augmented by young Chinese looking Chinese with NO CHINESE CULTURAL BALLAST WHO ARE GIVEN TO IGNORE THE CONSTITUTION, THE SOVEREIGNTY AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST OF OUR BELOVED MALSYSIA.

    ‘Something wrong somewhere’ which one ex-UMNO warlord said when he discovered I was no ennobled. The next moment he was welcoming a Singaporean lady to KL on both cheeks !

    The negative nature of the Star article on page 14 fully illustrates my contention written by a born and bred Wong in Malaysia who apparently after 50 years still did not see that our beloved Malaysia is UNIQUE IN HER DIVERSITY. The writer looks like a Chinese too !

    Like this how are we in our beloved Malaysia be one of the 4 important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland, Malaysia IF THE CHINESE LOOKING CHINESE HAVE NO MIND-SETS AND ARE NOT AWARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY THEY LIVE IN ?

    Brain-washing in another form is coming back to Malaysia from a different approach after the all-out frontal assault by Lee Kuan Yew since 1965.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Brain-washing of the Malaysian Chinese by Lee Kuan Yew actually failed because of the Constitution which strangely, he did not understand. And now our beloved Malaysia is facing the same with the connivance of the trouble-makers, detractors, morons, fellow travellers and opportunists.

  88. twinpeaks Oct 23,2019 11:49 AM

    It is funny to think that we are living in an increasingly globalised, single world, that one day is set to be borderless. Nation states will only exist in name. Malaysia and Indonesia will be fused through social and economic interactions that are based upon shared traditions, for instance. Singapore will find itself to be the de facto capital of Southeast Asia, if not Asia. When borders come down, it will be a brave new world. Whatever governmental protection such as affirmative actions, will be rendered meaningless, when the rest of the world moves forward regardless. Artificial intelligence will set the basis of the global economic system soon. Those who are not prepared to take the bull by the horns, either because of certain idealistic thinking or a craving for a nostalgic past, will only be sadly left behind. How governments and parents prepare their citizens and children through daily rituals of education at school and at home, will dictate the results. Short-term thinking is never a good recipe. Personal grouses with one’s own past experience is not a good thing either. Especially those entrusted to lead, yes… those in whom the nation trust.

    For Malaysia, the compartmentalised ways of thinking are extremely visible. When I grew up in the west, it was almost a homogeneous society. Everyone just sort of goes about living the British way. But when I returned to Malaysia, I found people of all sorts pulling in different directions. Some are laid back and wish to be left alone in their meditative ways, some are extremely voracious and think of nothing daily but of ways to take on the world. Then there are those who think it is alright to steal money that is not theirs. Or spit on the street. I am not sure where this will take the country eventually, but it is interesting to see what pans out, and it is interesting to see what its leaders do on a daily basis… how they lead their people, what they say in public.

  89. mubarakchan Oct 23,2019 10:44 AM

    Tun

    A most misleading headline about an equally misleading article appeared this morning thus,

    ” THIS WONG DOES MAKE A RIGHT “.

    I like to point out that this Wong article can be faulted on just two points.

    First, not only the article written in a confused and emotional manner but also examples to bolster it were lifted from Western homogenous population countries which do not apply to our diverse population Malaysia.

    Concerning just the Chinese alone, there are more than 6 different types ranging from Hainanese, Hakkas, Hokkiens, Teochews, Foochows, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Muslim Chinese etc. Each of these clans behave and think differently from one another.

    Second, because of our diversity, we Malaysians live under the overall embrace of our revered Constitution. This has proven to be practical, doable and sustainable since 1957. Those who still openly attack one another do not understand or aware of the Constitution which is paramount and reigns supreme overall.

    Therefore, this wong article of two wongs do not make a right IS A NON-STARTER. In our beloved Malaysia we must always be considerate for the feelings of others and be humble. Inferiority or superiority complex is out for all politicians and small boys or girls.

    By all counts, this Wong boy should have picketed outside the gates of the Dewan Rakyat which is the proper forum and not at home, the UM where all were gathered in peace goodwill and harmony.

    And for all, one swallow does not make an Indian summer. Small boys and stupid fat little boys of no consequence or merit in this World of Meritocracy do not count.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It seemed many Malaysians forget about our revered Constitution, our Sovereignty and our National Interest and behaved like loose cannons with no mind-sets.

  90. mubarakchan Oct 22,2019 11:07 PM

    Tun

    I fully support your comment which was expressed in a headline today,

    ” NO FOREIGN IDEOLOGIES IN SCHOOLS. PM; MALAYSIA IS CHINA’S FRIEND BUT BRI COMIC BOOK IN SCHOOLS INAPPROPRIATE.”

    To this day, some politicians still find it difficult to understand the meaning of the words, ” SOVEREIGNTY ” and ” NATIONAL INTEREST “.

    Because of the lack of understanding of these words which governs the independent status of a Nation in all its entirety, we have noticed the Rakyat’s assets were literally given away to Singapore ex gratis. From the 1962 Water Agreement right through to the HSR via the rocks, KTM giveaway etc. And our beloved Malaysia only got half an office building in Singapore at the very end.

    From the comic book caper to the Singapore Giveaways, not one iota of Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest were considered.

    This display of an utter lack of consideration of our nationalism in the bosoms of those concerned. Some of them are not only ennobled but sworn to defend the Yang Di Pertuan Agong, the religion, the land and the Rakyat. I suppose when they did this they were down in the basement thinking of something else.

    Yet in the year 2019, 62 years after Merdeka, there are Malaysians who think in a COMPARTMENTALISED WAY without due consideration to the land of their birth and the struggles of their ancestors or forefathers.

    As I always said our beloved Malaysia’s peace, harmony and prosperity are balanced on a knife’s edge with the incumbent Government not only the referee but also the mechanic in the fine tuning the machinery of works in progress to make the country ticked like a Swiss cuckoo clock.

    This comic book caper came as a surprise to all and sundry because all were viewing the slogan Malaysia Baru with great expectations and without being tainted by foreign elements with indeterminate objectives.

    Trade and commerce is one thing. Foreign politics is another.

    Lee Kuan Yew spent a life-time by using Government resources to brain-washi the Malaysian Chinese and top-notch young Malay political aspirants with the best foreign advisers.

    For the latter, Lee Kuan Yew reserved the ISEAS Forum for them and then buttered them up the following morning with appropriate flatteries of their brilliance in the Singapore Straits Times. No Malaysian Chinese was ever invited apart from one or two camaraderie from across the Causeway. Hence today the Malaysian Chinese still react like Pavlov dogs whenever Lee Kuan Yew’s name is mentioned.

    Brainwashing of the young with foreign comic books is both effective and damaging to the psyche especially in Malaysia where every incumbent Government talked about Unity, Peace, Harmony and Prosperity. But hard-core elements do survive through the lackadaisical attitudes of different Government especially during 2004-2018.

    For example, how many Malaysians know that the gates of the Immigration at Johor Baru were wide open before every festive occasion for the supposedly Singaporeans to rush home without a check on their passports until 2000, I presume ?

    And the Immigration Department was not computerised until after the turn of the 21st Century. Such events could only have happened due to the lackadaisical attitude of the relevant authorities. Even today, we see smugglers running across the Thai-Malaysian border in broad daylight.

    It is the little things like these foreign comic book caper, the lackadaisical attitude of relevant authorities etc which snow-balled into a self-destruct weapon which could be lethal to an important emerging Nation which is our beloved Malaysia.

    A small country under the shadow of Hitler’s Germany, Switzerland during the Second World War kept their sanity, Sovereignty and National Interest and gave away what was considered irrelevant. An example was that the fully laden troop trains Of Nazi Germany were only permitted to pass through Switzerland deep at night to or from Italy via the St Gotthard Pass.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. No foreign comic books for our schools. Period. We do not build a Malaysia this Way which is not your Way or my Way.

  91. mubarakchan Oct 22,2019 4:43 PM

    Tun

    There are so many ordinary type of politicians in our beloved Malaysia these days. Anyone with the gift of the Gab considers himself or herself a politician to give advice on how to run the country.

    Politics if practised honourably and professionally is indeed a fine profession like business on the same scale of achievement.

    But the riches of our beloved Malaysia built up over the hard work and toil of 4 distinguished Prime Minister, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seduced their plain ordinary successors which came after them – 2004-2018.

    Their successors treated the riches of our beloved Malaysia as theirs to steal and own which rightly belonged to the hard work of the Rakyat for generations.

    When our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stood down in October 2003, ( Lee Kuan Yew was already planning for a year on how to enslave our beloved Malaysia ) the total debt of Malaysia was only RM 350 Billion which zoomed up to RM 1 Trillion by 2018 with nothing substantial by way of infrastructural development for the Rakyat but only one expensive MRT which no one uses.

    The results of the period 2004-2018 showed that the Leadership during this horrible period was unfit for the job.

    Yet, many of the vocal bystanders today were silent then at the height of Kleptocracy. Of course, with the huge sums of stolen money now available to the Opposition, he or she who pays, calls the tune like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

    All the noises generated daily do not produce tangible socio-economic results to benefit the Rakyat. Some still tried to play the Lee Kuan Yew cunningly contrived tune of “Malaysia for Malaysians”. As a lawyer, he should have known better that all rules and regulations are enshrined in the revered Constitution which has been tested time and time again.

    Malaysian Politics will be a great disappointment under the revered Constitution to the NGOs, the Reformists, the Religionists, the Rebels, the Rogues or what have you with the gift of the Gab.

    And what brought all these hot air into the firmament is the years of NEGLECT by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs to serve the Rakyat meaningfully and honestly. In short, nearly the whole lot were crooks. Thus,

    ” DR M: NEAR MIRACLE MALAYSIA NOT BANKRUPTED BY 1MDB ”

    Or enslaved by the Lee Kuan Yew creation, the TPPA/CPTPP to kill Malaysia/the Malays/SMEs and enslaved us forever. See how difficult it is to BREXIT !

    AND WHO ARE TO BE BLAMED FOR THE TREACHERY AND BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST 2004-2018 ? Your guess is as good as mine. Self denial is no cure for Kleptocracy.

    With an empty coffer, it is tough for the New and Incorruptible Government to immediately TURN ON THE TAP TO PUT THE COUNTRY BACK TO ITS FORMER RICH SELF IN A JIFFY.

    Time is required to build up our monetary reserves again which will be slow and difficult under the present World economic regime. But if all of the Rakyat put themselves to push the wheel, nothing is not impossible.

    With this monetary deficit in the political and socio-economic picture, the trouble-makers, the detractors, the morons, the loose cannons and the agitators are in full play on the unsuspecting public. Only a solid socio-economic recovery will put all these noise makers to the wall. This will come sooner rather than later under the New and Incorruptible Government.

    ” PM WARNS OF POSSIBLE TRADE SANCTIONS ON MALAYSIA ”

    As our beloved Malaysia, an independent and proud State since 9 May 2018 after throwing off the shackles of being a Singaporean Puppet under the BN Government 2004-2018, this is to be expected as we do not practise hypocrisy but fair play and justice with compassion.

    It is good very good that our beloved Malaysia is on the cusp of reaching another level of her Politics based on the revered Constitution.

    If the detractors, the troublemakers, the morons, the hypocrites, the loose cannons and the agitators think they can revised the revered Constitution, they are just wasting their time. And the Constitution had served our beloved Malaysia well since 1957. IT IS NOT THE CONSTITUIION BUT THE CROOKED DIGITS WHO MANNED THE SYSTEM 2004-2018 BROUGHT THE UNHAPPINESS AND THE DISSATISFACION.

    And what is troubling all concerned is the lack of liquidity or money in our financial System brought on by the Grand Theft of the Government coffers by the crooks 2004-2018. Vide. The World Bank, IMF and UN Annual Reports showed that between 2002 -2018 over RM 1 Trillion was siphoned out to overseas. Even a dead nobody could garner RM 2 Billion. How much do you expect his superiors to wallop ? This wanton rape and vandalism of our beloved Malaysia diminished the WEALTH OF ALL RAKYAT BY 30%-50% !

    Therefore, from all aspects, the onus falls upon the New and Incorruptible Government to catch these crooks and charge them in Court and retrieve all the stolen money even if this takes 100 years. As it is said that it does not matter whether a cat is black or white as long as it catches the mice.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  92. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 7:17 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON ‘LIM KIT SIANG AND THE KLEPTOCRATS.’

    To those who were curious and have a long memory, they would recall that I commented thus, on the then Opposition 1965-2018,

    1 IN 1997-1998 IF DSAI HAD TAKEN A HOLIDAY IN THE UNITED STATES, HE WOULD HAVE RETURNED AS THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER. ONE EASY STEP.

    2. IN 2008, IF THE OPPOSITION HAD SORTED OUT THE 32 ADUNS BEFORE AND NOT AFTER THE 12TH GENERAL ELECTIONS, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN PUTRAJAYA SINCE. THIS WOULD ACTUALLY COST THEM NO MONEY. ONE EASY STEP.

    3. IN 2013, IF THE OPPOSITION DECLARED A 100 FAST TO DEATH IN FULL VIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN PUTRAJAYA THEREAFTER. ONE EASY STEP.

    4. IN 2018, I SUGGESTED THE OPPOSITION TO JOIN BN FOR POWER BUT THEY IGNORED THIS AND JOINED OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WHICH IS EVEN FAR BETTER.

    5. IN 2019, I HIGHLIGHTED THAT THE OVER 2 MILLION RECALCITRANT BANKRUPTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WILL BE THE FINEST WEAPON EITHER FOR THE HARAPAN OR THE OPPOSITION FOR THE 15TH GENERAL ELECTION. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with our Malaysian style Democracy.

  93. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 6:32 PM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO “LIM KIT SIANG AND THE KLEPTOCRATS”.

    It is obvious to all that the Opposition has a lot of money for the next 15th General Election to save themselves and their money.

    Therefore with the OPEN KNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE OVER 2 MILLION RECALCITRANT BANKRUPTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WHO ONLY LIVE IN THE TOWNS, IT IS WORTHWHILE FOR THE OPPOSITION TO SPEND AT LEAST A MINIMUM OF RM 1 BILLION TO SWING THESE VITAL BANKRUPT VOTES IN THEIR FAVOUR. To counter this, the Harapan has to spend more than RM 1 Billion which may not succeed.

    Hence, it is far cheaper if not free for the Minister of Law PMO YB Dato Liew Vui Kong to revise the bungled Bankruptcy Act 1967 which is archaic and Victorian, completely like that in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia to BEAT THE OPPOSITION AT THE NEXT 15TH GENERAL ELECTIONS NOW RATHER THAN BE BOOTED OUT OF OFFICE BY THE OPPOSITION USING THE FINEST WEAPON AVAILABLE WHICH IS THE RECALCITRANT BANKURPTS AND THEIR RELATIVES NUMBERING OVER 2 MILLIONS IN THE TOWNS.

    Forewarned is forearmed which fits in and in synch with LIM KIT SIANG’S WARNING ON THE KLEPTOCRATS WHICH TRANSLATES INTO A WIN FOR THE OPPOSITION AT THE NEXT 15TH GENERAL ELECTIONS. This is the big game with the big moves.

    The Destiny of our beloved Malaysia, the Rakyat, the Harapan and the Opposition is in the hands of the Minister of Law PMO YB Dato Liew Vui Kong of Sabah. He can either break all of us or make all of us.

    Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Forewarned is Forearmed.
    the finest weapon for either side, the Harapan or the Opposition is the over 2 Million recalcitrant bankrupts and their relatives. It’s like the Sword of Damocles which dangles over the 15th General Election. Acheh !

  94. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 4:28 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT ” KLEPTOCRACY BY LIM KIT SIANG.”

    How many Harapan supporters realise that our YB Dato Liew, the Minister of Law PMO from Sabah holds the destiny of the New and Incorruptoble Government IN HIS HANDS. He could make or break the Harapan Government at the next 15th General Elections. How ?

    If YB Minister Liew updates the Bankruptcy Act 1967 to the standards of Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia, over 1.8 Million Bankrupts and relatives living in the towns of Peninsula Malaysia will vote for Harapan.

    If YB Minister Liew just does nothing like his predecessor the fake Minister of Law PMO, over 1.8 Million Bankrupts and their relativs WILL VOTE FOR THE OPPOSITION.

    IT IS WELL-KNOWN THE HARAPAN IS STRONG IN THE TOWNS. IF THIS STRENGTH IS BROKEN BY THE INACTION OF THE MINISTER OF LAW PMO YB DATO LIEW, THEN THE MIGHT OF THE OVER 1.8 MILLION VOTES OF THE BANKRUPTS AND THEIR RELATIVES ARE BOUND TO BE FOR THE OPPOSITION. This will be the end of HARAPAN forever.

    This is Hobson’s Choice for the Minister of Law PMO YB Dato Liew. THE DESTINY OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND THE HARAPAN IS IN HIS HANDS.

    THE BANKRUPTS AND THEIR RELATIVES OF OVER 1.8 MILLION VOTES AT THE 15TH GENERAL ELECTIONS IS THE FINEST WEAPON IN THE HANDS OF THE OPPOSITION TO WIN OR HARAPAN’s. Do nothing with the up-dating and complete revision of the bungled Bankruptcy Act 1967, OPPOSITION WINS. Do what is due to the Bankrupts by being like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia, HARAPAN WINS. The choice is yours, Ladies and Gentlemen.

    Bankrupts Destiny is now linked with HARAPAN. IF UNWANTED, THE OPPOSITION WINS IN THE 15TH GENERAL ELECTIONS. The finest weapon ever !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem/

  95. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 4:10 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT ON ‘KLEPTOCRACY’ BY LIM KIT SIANG.

    If the crooks of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs are permitted to be free and not be prosecuted, these will serve as the role models for the rest of the country.

    Because of these poor moral, ethic, propriety and standard icons, our beloved Malaysia is no better than the 180th country of the World in the United Nations given our fantastic strategic geo-political location, the wonderful peoples from the 3 ancient civilizations and more, and the bountiful natural resources. Like this our beloved Malaysia becomes like a 3rd Generation rich man’s son who squandered all of his ancestors hard and honest work or a repeat of a South American story.

    To strengthen the spine or backbone of the Harapan Government it is the paramount duty for the Minister of Law PMO Dato Liew to ensure that all the relevant Laws like the Trustees Act 1949. the Companies Act 1965 and the all important Bankruptcy Act 1967 which was bungled by the fake BN Minister of Law PMO and has over 600,000 bankrupts at the next 15th GE and at least another 600,000 relations 0r 1.2 Million votes TO VOTE AGAINST THE HARAPAN GOVERNMENT IF INSTIGATED BY THE OPPOSITION WHICH IS CERTAIN.

    It is important that our Honourable Minister of Law from Sabah notes that these urbanised Bankrupts with their relatives over 1.2 Million are incarcerated in the key towns of the Peninsula. THEIR VOTES WILL DEFINITELY BE AGAINST THE HARAPAN GOVERNMENT OR FOR THE HARAPAN DEPENDENT ON THE WILL OF THE MINISTER OF LAW PMO FROM SABAH.

    Recently a perfunctory statement prepared by another, read in the Deqan Rakyat by YB Datuk Liew on the assurance for the incarcerated Bankrupts will not do. It was only LIP-SERVICE. The meat is in the complete revision and updating like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, Australia, of the bungled Bankruptcy Law as misled by the fake Minister of Law PMO BN Government 2004-2018. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018

    THE FUTURE OF THE HARAPAN GOVERNMENT IN THE 15TH GENERAL ELECTIONS LIES IN THE HANDS OF THE MINISTER OF LAW PMO, DATUK LIEW FROM SABAH BEING THE UPDATING AND REVISION LIKE SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA OF THE BUNGLED BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 BY THE FAKE BN MINISTER OF LAW PMO AND THE OVER 1.2 MILLION BANKRUPTS AND THEIR RELATIVED IN THE URBAN AREAS OF PENINSULA MALAYSIA. Sic Lim Kit Siang. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    And of course, YB Datuk Liew has the paramount duty to see all the BN crooks are caught and jailed and the stolen money returned even if it takes 100 years.

    YB Datuk Liew now holds the destiny of the Harapan Government in both his hands. I am certain he will play the role so important for the future and destiny of the Harapan Government to rule for the next 50 years.

    JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED. YB Datuk Liew the most important Minister in the New and Incorruptible Government next to the Prime Minister our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  96. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 2:32 PM

    Tun

    The following comment by Lim Kit Siang, the next most senior politician in the Kingdom, is one of the very few which I concur with him thus,

    ” KLEPTOCRATS WILL ESCAPE JUSTICE IF HARAPAN DISMANTLED. ”

    On this score, I have commented many times that I hope the New and Incorruptible Government as led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side will continue to rule for the next 50 years. This is one main factor which the Rule of Law must prevail.

    This factor will be subjected to all sorts of denouement if any other type of Government comes into Power.

    As it is, there have been minor cases which seemed to have been lost in the wash in which time is of no essence.

    I am referring to the prosecution of the CEO of Sime Darby concerning the Second Bankruptcy of 2010, the crooks who were involved in the printing of the faulty new Malaysian banknotes in Australia, the share-rigger who rigged his own company’s shares over 200 times etc.

    If these small crooks can delay justice to be served, what do we expect of the super-crooks who stole billions of ringgits belonging to the Rakyat from Government coffers ?

    Hence, it is imperative for the Harapan Government to be around to see that Justice is done and served.

    But there is also another side to this coin of Malaysian fables and foibles.

    This is the numerous LOOSE CANNONS WHICH SEEM TO FIRE WITHOUT REASON OR TO SELF-DESTRUCT.

    These so-called reformist, religionists, rebels, rogues or what have you, are embedded in the Malaysian Political milieu. Most of these loose cannons are related to the incumbent Government. They were used to fire ad infinitum when in the Opposition but they should realise that they are now part of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and his Team. Discipline with conformity to the rules of the political game is paramount to make a Political satrap works.

    Of course LKS is correct in his judgement and comment arising from his long association with both Politics and the Malaysian Law. Hence, he now has a Vision of sorts.

    Therefore, for all the Rakyat, it pays for the Harapan Government to be around until all the crooks are caught and put in jail and all the stolen money is recovered even if this takes 100 years. No Houdini acts for crooks with the stolen money belonging to the Rakyat.

    Law and Justice must prevail if we are going to build up something meaningful that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team have brought us – MALAYSIA BEING ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD – since 9 May 2018. Where are you Singapore ?

    The choice is yours dear Rakyat, the reformists, the religionists, rebels, rogues or whatever. You either sleep in the same bed with the crooks or with the angels. The choice is yours to feather your own bed and beautiful dreams.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we ALL TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit surrounded by men in black so that the good hormones flow ! Acheh !

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

  97. mubarakchan Oct 21,2019 1:01 AM

    Tun

    There are too many highly sensitive comments concerning race and religion in the public media these days. From experience, no one gains anything as a result. These protagonists do not realise that politics and socio-economics are like the fingers of a hand, linked together always. Politics will not produce the rice bowl or jobs. Socio-economics will not produce the same also without the participation of meaningful politics.

    Recent events in Malaysia have shown that by going for all out politics, our finely balanced societal structure has become imbalance which we all knew as due to the financial rapine and vandal ways of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    The following headlines show this is not the time for political frivolity but the gathering of all the Rakyat in unity in preparation for any external crisis which may fall upon us in the near future and to push forward to recover what our beloved Malaysia had lost through thefts by her elected representatives.

    The headlines thus ,

    ” CHINA’S GROWTH WEAKENS FURTHER TO 6.0% IN 3RD QUARTER. ”

    ” TRADE WAR CHOKES CHINA AS GROWTH HITS NEW LOW.”

    ” CHINA THE WINNER IN US-EU TRADE, WARNS FRANCE. ”

    ” SINGAPORE EXPORTS CONTINUE SLIDE FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT MONTH.”

    China will always be able to take care of itself.

    But Singapore, a creation of Lee Kuan Yew based on his faulty Model of politics and socio-economics may be showing signs of failure. Why ?

    Without much ado, Lee Kuan Yew placed his faith in Uncle Sam and the Cold War 1948-1989. This approach brought Singapore rich returns from Uncle Sam’s largesse. But with the ending of the Cold War 1948-1989, Singapore lost her monopolistic place in the Questionable and the Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War to the BRICS which took over beginning 1990. But Lee Kuan Yew kept to his conventional ideas and ways in his planning for the future of Singapore and his legacy for his inheritors.

    Arising from the urgency of producing a plan due to the pressure of the loss of his Cold War Trades which probably accrued to a huge reserve of US 500 Billions by 1989, Lee Kuan Yew moved 4 Initiatives eg. Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the Malaysia/Malays/SMEs Killer, the TPPA/CPTPP which all failed by 2019.

    The failure to fill the void of 2%-3% GDP left vacant by the Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades 1948-1989 which were hijacked by the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s blessing, may now be reflected in the GDP as collated by her overall activities.

    With Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel 1990, ” Globalization. Free Trade, Human Rights.”, Singapore was the sole casualty.

    With the revocation of Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel 2017 by Trump, Singapore also is a casualty.

    These two events clearly illustrate the failure of Lee Kuan Yew’s political and socio-economic Model for Singapore and his inheritors. The failure for his Model to provide a continuing source of revenue for Singapore like those Cold War Trades 1948-1989.

    His failure to invest in GOLD with the proceeds from Singapore’s Cold War Trades was the cause of the dilemma faced by Singapore today because for a tiny state to follow the socio-economic conventions of large countries does not amount to much in the present World of bigger the better. To add further to the dilemma of how to sustain the position of Singapore as a 1st World country always, the pressure becomes acute.

    The historical symbiosis between Singapore and Malaysia does not amount to much. But if our beloved Malaysia is enslaved via Lee Kuan Yew’s creation, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer, TPPA/CPTPP, then it is a different matter. He tried his hardest but failed to achieve his goal. Man proposes. God disposes.

    Lee Kuan Yew missed the best alternative to the Cold War Trades which was GOLD.

    Now, Singapore has the choice of confederating with the United Kingdom. Has her Leadership the gumption, courage, wisdom and vision to do so ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our beloved Malaysia’s political and socio-economic Model works. But it’s failings are due to the rogue digits which manned it from top to bottom.

  98. mubarakchan Oct 19,2019 10:57 AM

    Tun

    Interesting times begat interesting headlines.

    Even if our World is one big slumber room, there will always be recalcitrants who will stir things up according to their own thoughts and agendas. There is no necessity to name names. And yet at the end of the day, the winners become losers, and the losers winners. Such is the Way of the World for you and me.

    You would agree both of us have seen it all.

    Take the time when I was born in the Thirties. If we turn on any page of a newspaper, in there we would see the conquering of weak nations by the strong. Pictures of death and destruction. Bombs falling from the World’s latest weapon for War – the propeller aeroplane and the tank.

    But the death and destruction were the same as of centuries ago up to the present day – the weak being bullied by the strong. When this barbaric instinct of Humankind will end ? No one really knows. Is it the Power ? Or is it the Money ? Or both ? Again no one really knows.

    At home, we have ennobled personalities with impeccable backgrounds and wealth at the very top of Society suddenly go bonkers by grabbing the hard-earned Wealth of the Rakyat. WAS THERE A SATAN AROUND ? Not only that, these privileged people collected 10,000 Rolex apart from other brands and accessories as well.

    How could this be when their lush abodes were usually sited less than one kilometre from the abodes of the poor ? Or the same would spout forth platitudes of raising the poor from poverty if given the chance to speak at a forum.

    You and me have noticed all these incongruous events in our lifetimes. Yet there is a headline this morning from a supreme Malaysian idealist, thus…

    ” SO MUCH HAS HAPPEND IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE CERTAINTY IN MALAYSIAN POLITIC- NOTHING IS CERTAIN. ”

    I presume the writer is the finest idealist in the Kingdom. In Life, as we all know that nothing is certain. A person may drop dead any moment anywhere in this World unless it is the headless chicken crossing the street.

    With 3 different communities from 3 different ancient civilisations and many others as well, we should expect that there will be politics in conflict all the time with the incumbent Government as the referee in attendance.

    The style of democracy as practised in Malaysia with some limitations has always given rise to the freedom of speech if the PDRM permits. Vulgarities from all parties is the norm in the creation of Malaysian political speeches. Fortunately, only my children and grand-children are good at Bahasa Melayu !

    I read the writer’s comment on the state of Malaysian Politics today.

    I dare say he will be very disappointed with the state of political affairs in the citadel of Freedom, the United States where people in their homes could be shot dead by a policeman and the President threatened with impeachment or in the Mother of all Parliaments, the United Kingdom, the Houses of Parliament where there are as many housewives as gentlemen in their black Saville Row suits.

    Surprisingly, and it is obvious that the writer may not be conversant in Bahasa Melayu as my children and grand-children. He missed the point that the eloquent speeches at the Malay Dignity Congress have always been the same from time immemorial – Nothing of the blood-thirsty kind.

    Hence, I always mentioned that the good Royal Sultans from the days of old to the present day played a magnificent and significant role in keeping the peace, the harmony and the prosperity in our beloved Malaysia always.

    Naturally, this significant history of the past led to the present with the revered Constitution which provides a guidance of sorts.

    Social Contract or no Social Contract is hypothetical concerning the conduct of human affairs. It is the every day practice of social intercourse amongst peoples which are important.

    And what is the glue or lubricant which made our beloved Malaysia ticked so well all the time like a clock made in Switzerland ? IT WAS THE MONEY FROM A WELL MANAGED ECONOMY WHICH WAS OVERLORDED BY A FAIR AND JUST GOVERNMENT FROM 1957-2003.

    All Malaysians were so used to the easy Life-style and comfort provided by the BN Governments 1957-2003 steered by the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that WE THE RAKYAT FORGOT THAT PRIME MINISTERS AND GOVERNMENTS COULD TURN ROGUE AGAINST THE RAKYAT’S INTERESTS !

    This unexpected turn of events when the Prime Minister, the Government and its elite and GLCs/SOEs turned ROGUE against our beloved Malaysia’s SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST, AND THE HAPLESS RAKYAT did really happen from 2004-2018 which is now history. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth. Unless the dear writer is from Mars.

    The writer mentioned he did not feel a thing with our beloved Malaysia’s GDP at 4%. I would not argue with his observation in 2019. I do not feel it too. But if the writer was around in the 1990s when our beloved Malaysia’s GDP was at a fizzy 7%, he would certainly feel it with certainty !

    Why our beloved Malaysia’s GDP is now at 4% ?

    It was the titanic KLEPTOCRACY which was worse than the Rape of the Sabine women of ancient Rome, stupid !

    Therefore, kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government which could keep the GDP above 4%. For comparison, Singapore the sole casualty of Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ could only touch 0.9% GDP.

    Present events must always be balanced with the tragedy of 13 May 1969. THE MAIN CAUSE (AMONGST MANY OTHERS) OF THIS TRAGEDY WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY TO KEEP THE COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE, SARAWAK, NORTH BORNEO AND BRUNEI.

    The Board dictated that the country only spent what it earned. There was no liquidity in the system. The rich got richer. The poor got poorer. At the material time, the British owned 70% of the best assets. The Chinese 25% of the 3rd rate with a few towkays. The Malays just 2%. A second factor was because of this, there were no OD. credit cards, house, cars or business loans etc. All my newly graduated Malay and non-Malay friends suffered. Third, there were riots in Penang in 1967 because of the imposition of custom duties. Fourth, there was tremendous political agitation by Lee Kuan Yew and his team in Malaysia 1963-1965 which left a political party on Malaysian soil. Fifth, violent street demonstrations all over in Kuala Lumpur before and after the General Elections. Sixth. the President of the MCA made the foolhardy decision to pull out of the Alliance on a pique at 2.30 pm on 13 May 1969 – this was the trigger. He was back in the Alliance by 10 p.m. It was far too late on that fateful day.

    The writer’s work was beautifully crafter but do not stand to scrutiny within Malaysian historical context or anywhere else in the today’s World of the citadel of Freedom, the United States or the Mother of all Parliaments in London. The latter is still trying to sort out the NHS since 1949 !

    My honest comment is that the writer’s idealism for our beloved Malaysia to which we all subscribe is exactly like that propounded by my Malaysian Cambridge University friend in the 1960s ! It is not new but emotionally attractive.

    Hence, Malaysian Politics like politics anywhere in the World will be fraught with UNCERTAINTIES ! That’s Politics for you and me, Sir !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Even the Rambothams of Hong Kong now want DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM which they did not demand in 1984 when ruled by the British. How to turn the clock back when they were meek and mild ? It is Politics again Tun for you and me. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth. Acheh !

  99. mubarakchan Oct 18,2019 4:28 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM to my previous comment on Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s lack of Singaporean geniuses.

    Lee Kuan Yew prided himself as a genius of sorts but as history is the finest arbiter of the Truth, he is now found to be wanting in many aspects in comparison to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a humble person who never boasted about himself or his achievements.

    Tun is not only a role model and an icon but now a towering giant without a peer overshadowing the failed Policies of Lee Kuan Yew who looked down on all but himself.

    Lee Kuan Yew brought today’s pain and suffering in Singapore even Singapore has bountiful monetary reserves husbanded from Uncle Sam’s largesse during the Cold War 1948-1989. But as we all know, money does not buy happiness or LIFE. Man proposes. God disposes.

    The final result of Lee Kuan Yew’s 1972 Two Child Family Policy today is Singapore has only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-51 which is less than the population of one single Shanghai precinct. How to produce Singaporean geniuses by this lack of human resources contribution via democracy if any ?

    From zero base and as at 13 May 1969 when the Malays only owned 2% of the Malaysian economy, the British 70% of the best and the Chinese 25% of the third rate with a handful of tycoons, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad 1981-2003, could create single-handedly the urbanised 6 million families of the Malay Middle Income Group which jives the 6 million famillies non-Malay Middle Income Group to provide political stability ballast and economic progress for all the Rakyat. From this dynamic milieu, Malaysian geniuses are born and not made, dozens of them if not more given the proper guidance and the wherewithal. This is what our Malaysian Democracy had been and should be for all time.

    But our beloved Malaysia’s biggest hiccup was when the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 ruled with its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    This period 2004-2018 of the corrupt BN Government could be described as a complete shamble in a barren landscape financially raped dry of money and talent compounded by vandalism ad infinitum. The Rakyat could only watch such wanton acts with despair for 14 long years 2004-2018 until ‘Man proposes. God disposes.’ the whole crooked BN gang was ousted by the wisdom, brilliance and courage of our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side on 9 May 2018.

    During this horrific period, 2004-2018, the corrupt BN Government DID NOT EXPAND OR ENHANCE THE 6 MILLION FAMILLIES OF THE MALAY MIDDLE INCOME GROUP WHICH JIVES WITH THE 6 MILLION FAMILLIES OF THE NON-MALAY MIDDLE INCOME GROUP – even though the price of oil spiked US$ 110 per barrel a couple of times. To where did the riches of our beloved Malaysia go ?

    Without any forward planning by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 when economic times were good, now when times are bad, WE THE RAKYAT SUFFER FOR THE NEGLECT AND COMPASSIONLESS WAYS OF THE CROOKED BN GOVERNMENT !

    Even though our beloved Malaysia is poor because all the Rakyat’s money were stolen by the BN crooks who ALL HAVE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS IN THEIR OVERSEAS ACCOUNTS, ( deceased nobody died with RM 2 Billion assets ) we are proud and stand tall as a Nation of diverse communities who have come a long way not only from 1957 but many hundreds of years before this. THIS WE MUST NEVER FORGET !

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WILL BE RESILIENT AND ENDURE FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL THE RAKYAT. NO MORE. NO LESS. No stupid little fat boys of no merit or consequence will ever upset us.

    As I said many times before that the incumbent New and Incorruptible Government must retrieve ALL THE STOLEN MONEY EVEN IF THIS TAKES 100 YEARS.

    Our compassion should be expressed towards the victims, being the Rakyat, AND NOT TOWARDS THE BN CROOKS WHO SHOULD BE CAUGHT, CHARGED IN COURT AND GIVEN 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN. These BN crooks were not poor but were ennobled and multi-millionaires when they stole the Rakyat’s hard-earned money from sweat, toil, blood and tears WITHOUT COMPASSION.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Let us see you in your light colour suit surrounded by men in black. Keep smiling always to permit the good hormones to flow. In you, we all TRUST. Acheh.

  100. mubarakchan Oct 18,2019 2:38 PM

    Tun

    Congratulations and best wishes to Dr Serena Nik Zainal and her team at the Cambridge University’s Medical Genetics Dept. and the Medical Research Council Cancer Unit for winning the Dr Josef Steiner Prize for cancer research.

    There are many Malaysian geniuses who are brilliant and overseas.

    Geniuses are born and not made.

    In 1972, Lee Kuan Yew implemented his 2 Child Family Policy 1972-1984 with the focus on producing Singaporean geniuses. This Lee Kuan Yew Policy became a monumental failure with no Singaporean geniuses produced to this very day. What we now see are only bland looking fellows.

    WITHOUT A POLICY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD DURING HIS 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION 1981-2003 PRODUCED MANY MALAYSIAN GENIUSES. Dr Serena Nik Zainal is one of them. Where are you Singapore ?

    Not only that, when Lee Kuan Yew discovered that Christ’s College, Cambridge University was the best, he blocked the Malaysians by assuring a place for a Government backed Singaporean every year since the 1970s. Still, no Singaporean geniuses were produced by Singapore or Christ’s College, Cambridge. Our Dato Seri Sharil Redzuan is Christ’s College alumnus which explains.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with our Malaysian geniuses who are born and not made by Government Policies or diktat unlike Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore which produced NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUSES with Singapore Government’s promotion and enthusiasm.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad being a top-class scientist understood the dynamics of genetics and broadened the demographic base by creating single-handedly the 6 million families Malay Middle Income Group which also brought up the 6 million families non-Malay Income Group. With this genetics base and from the human milieu, we not only have Dato Seri Sharil Redzuan but also Dr Serena Nik Zainal amongst many others recognised as Malaysian geniuses who researched overseas. Hats off to Charles Darwin (1850) of Christ’s College, Cambridge.

  101. mubarakchan Oct 18,2019 1:37 AM

    Tun

    The most significant headline today concerns the bankruptcies of hundreds of thousands of the young and the healthy Malaysians in the prime of Life. At least, 250,00 young Malays are involved. That’s many !

    The latest statistics show that an additional 80,000 Malaysians were bankrupted between 2015 till August 2018. Questions have been raised by Aduns in the Dewan Rakyat about this.

    The facts are as follows :-

    1. There were 3 Ministers of Law in the PMO under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    The first 2 Law Ministers did absolutely nothing during their tenure.

    The third and last misled the Rakyat by announcing that the Bankruptcy Law of 1967 was revised. What this ineffective Law Minister did was to attached the REVISED PORTION TO THE OLD which was UNREVISED TO CAUSE THE ENTRAPEMENT OF OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS WHICH ARE PUNISHED BY THE OLD AND UNREVISED LAW – a Law which one writer to The Star Editor in June 2018 alleged – AS CRUEL AND VICTORIAN UNLIKE THE UP-DATED SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, UK AND AUSTRALIAN BANKRUPTCY LAW WHICH GIVES BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE.

    Not only that the Writer of the Letter to The Star Editor 25 June 2018 ALSO ALLEGED THAT FINANCIAL INTERESTS LIKE BANKS AND SHARE-BROKERS INFLUENCED THE INEFFECTIVE BN MINISTER OF LAW TO DO NOTHING WITH THE INCARCERATED BANKRUPTS WHO WILL BE INCARCERATED FOR LIFE UNDER THE OLD BANKRUPTCY ACT OF 1967. This is CRUEL CORRUPTION WITHOUT GIVING THE BANKURPTS A SECOND CHANCE UNLIKE SINGAPOE, HONG KONG, UK AND AUSTRALIA. in a situation where there are over 350,000 young Malaysian bankrupts.

    This situation effectively removed them from any worthwhile economic activity for LIFE according to the unrevised Bankruptcy Act 1967 which is still in operation.

    As a result, the INEFFECTIVE BN MINISTER OF LAW MISLED THE RAKYAT AND THE BANKRUPTS THAT THE NEW LAW CAME INTO EFFECT IN OCTOBER 2017. The fact is the whole lot of over 600,000 bankrupts are still incarcerated by the old Law BUT THE NEW LAW 2017 WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE OLD LAW 1967 BEGAN without any BANKRUPT ! Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    Until Justice is done to the over 600,000 bankrupts like in Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and Australia where bankrupts are given a second chance, these bankrupts will be incarcerated forever as BANKRUPTS.

    Recently, the 4th Minister of Law just read out a comment prepared by someone else that the “NEW” Bankruptcy Act 2017 takes care of the bankrupts. TRUE BUT ONLY THOSE WHO BECAME BANKRUPTS AFTER OCTOBER 2017. WHAT ABOUT THE OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS INCARCERATED BY INJUSTICE OF THE OLD LAW AND CORRUPTION BY THE FINANCIAL INTERESTS TO PUNISH THEM FOR LIFE ?

    Even the 1982 Reform Marriage Act recognised that all marriages before this date were recognised as LEGAL. WHY SHOULD THE OLD/NEW BANKRUPTCY ACT 2017 BE ANY DIFFERENT.

    WHY THE OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS BEFORE OCTOBER 2017 ARE NOT RECOGNISED ?
    And the revised Bankruptcy Act 2017 began with NO BANKRUPT ? What sort of Justice is this in our beloved Malaysia ?

    THE NEW MINISTER OF LAW HAS CREATED A HUGE TIME BOMB AGAINST OWN INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT BY HIS PERFUNCTORY AND SUPERFLUOUS COMMENT ON THE BANKRUPTCY LAW IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT RECENTLY.

    THE NEW MINISTER MIGHT NOT BE AWARE THAT THIS OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS ARE

    1) Urbanised.

    2) IF the bungled revised Bankruptcy Act 2017 is not REVISED BEFORE THE NEXT GE, THESE OVER 600,000 URBANISED BANKRUPTS BY THE NEXT 15TH GENERAL ELECTION ARE BOUND TO BE INSTIGATED BY THE OPPOSITION TO VOTE AGAINST THE HARAPAN GOVERNMENT. And this is a huge block of urban votes in 2022.

    3. IT PAYS FOR THE MINISTER OF LAW PMO TO TAKE NOTE OF THE INJUSTICE NOW SERVED ON THE OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS AND BRING UP TO DATE THIS BUNGLED BANKRUPTCY LAW OF MALAYSIA IN LINE WITH THOSE IN SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, UK AND AUSTRALIA BY GIVING ALL BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE AND NOT TREAT THEM LIKE PRISONERS FOR LIFE BECAUSE FINANCIAL INTERESTS WANT TO BULLY THEM. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    4. Media reported that some officials assured the over 600,000 bankrupts that the incumbent Government will help them. THE ONLY WAY THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT CAN HELP THE INCARCERATED BANKRUPTS IS TO BRING THE BUNGLED BANKRUPTCY ACT 2017 UP TO DATE AND GIVE THE BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE LIKE IN SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, UK AND AUSTRALIA. There is no other WAY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In this case of the bungled Bankruptcy Act 1967 by the ineffective BN Minister of Law PMO, IT IS A GREAT SHAME THAT IN THIS RELIGIOUS LAND, THE BN MINISTER HAD NO COMPASSION TO UP DATE THE BANKRUPTCY LAW LIKE SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, UK AND AUSTRALIA WHICH ALL HAD THE COMPASSION WITH JUSTICE TOWARDS THE DISADVANTAGED BANKRUPTS CAUSED BY THEIR MISTAKES – THE BANKRUPTS TO GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE,

    Let us hope this incumbent and religious Minister of Law PMO from Sabah will now realise it is NOT ONLY JUSTICE BUT COMPASSION DO PLAY A PART IN THE PEACE, HARMONY AND PROSPERITY OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. Acheh !

  102. mubarakchan Oct 18,2019 12:38 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. Do I need to say more ? Our beloved Malaysia is in shambles when we begin to count the Malay elite. There are only 3 left being Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin and Dato Seri Sharil Redzuan of Khazanah with novices like Dato Seri Azmin and SADDIQ in the wings.

    In a country like Malaysia, troupes of Malay elites are required to lead the show at all levels and produce results. What we now have is a bombed out landscape barren of Malay elite. But 3 Generations of Malay elite through attrition by self-indulgence and self-immolation from the days of the NEP 1970 to 2018 disappeared in the wash at their prime age. And they have another 40 – 50 years to go twiddling their thumbs not contributing anything.

    For example, it was alleged that these elites nodded their heads in Langkawi every morning when our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad exhorted them. It was like he was on the 88th Floor and they were down in the basement with extraneous thoughts. The next moment all their enterprises collapsed.

    It is impossible for the non-Malay elite to do anything and progress without working with the Malay elite in whatever the enterprise because of our revered Constitution. I knew most of the Malay elite too.

    The task of creating a credible force of Malay elite is more important than money in the Government coffers. Money we can print but the elite are BORN AND NOT MADE ! That’s our beloved Malaysia’s problem

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  103. twinpeaks Oct 17,2019 9:15 PM

    I just don’t understand how Malaysia’s third-generation Chinese community, if they were a homogeneous group, with all the information that they have online and offline, can be so unpatriotic to the country of their birth? The government since independence has given the community so much freedom to lead the life of their own choice, practice their beliefs unhindered,and even taught in their mother tongue at school. Chinese-owned businesses had never been nationalised, indeed flourish to this day. Ninety-five percent of the country’s private sector, and practically hundred percent of the key sectors, are in their hand. The Bumiputeras are not even complaining even though they form more than sixty percent of the country’s population. The only one complaining is Tun. In fact, Malay opposition parties would only complain because they have lost the rent-seeking opportunity of yesteryears. Once Tun is no longer around, I cannot see any Malay leader continuing his constant pestering of the Malay community to enter the field as legitimate businessmen.

    Without Tun’s pestering, it will be business as usual for the Malays. Sleep.

  104. mubarakchan Oct 17,2019 11:55 AM

    Tun

    First, a matter which has been lingering around for a few months.

    This is the bewilderment of reputable Civil Servants now being appointed and charged with the responsibilities of making money honestly and cleanly in the huge Malay Trust Fund undertakings known as FELDA and LTAT.

    Second, there are two sides to this equation of administrating these Funds for them to make money.

    This is a tough assignment in a country which is now overcrowded but with a shortage of public funds due to the total rapine and vandal ways of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite, the GLCs/SOEs.

    And all the theft of public trust funds were done by clean-shaven crooks in bush jackets. Have you noticed, Tun ?

    Third, to ease the bewilderment of those now in charge of both FELDA and LTAT, first to clean up the kleptocratic mess and second to make money for the Beneficiaries being the long suffering settlers and their descendants and the deserving military pensioner, I propose that both these Trust Funds venture in a small way first into the abundance of agricultural and sea wealth in Australia and New Zealand eg cattle, sheep, chicken, fish, wheat, sugar, fruits, vegetables etc.

    TO TAP THESE RESOURCES IS THE BEST AND CHEAPEST WITHOUT DIRECT INVESTMENTS.

    This huge area of agricultural produce of land or the sea forms a never ending source for the BEST BUSINESS FOR BOTH FELDA AND LTAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF AN APPARENT COMMERCIAL VOID in a small country like Malaysia. Here are the reasons why we can now turn a CRISIS into a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.

    1. THE HUGE THEFT OF MONIES FROM FELDA AND LTAT WILL NEED REPLACEMENT IN ONE OF THE SLOWEST BUSINESS IN THE WORLD, OIL PALMS.

    With the loss of timing in re-planting, in personal, in everything which pertains to good agricultural practice, a sound business MODEL has to be a good ALTERNATIVE.

    Without making it too obvious, the basic or core business of these two vital Malay Trust Funds are as good as dead by being killed by the entrusted Trustees who turned out to be crooks.

    The rehabilitation of these financially scarred oil palm plantations will take years to recover and ONLY WITH HUGE INJECTION OF CASH FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

    Hence, the Government must retrieve all the stolen funds even if this takes 100 years. And time is of the essence for the settlers and the pensioners.

    2. THEREFORE, AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF INVESTMENT MUST BE FOUND TO FILL IN THIS VOID CREATED BY THE CROOKS. AND THIS IS THE HUGE HALAL MARKET IN THE WORLD OF OVER 1 BILLION MUSLIMS.

    Malaysia is ideally sited to process raw agricultural and sea food products from Australia and New Zealand. It is in the interest of both FELDA and LTAT to tap this rich resource for conversion into the World wide halal market by processing these for export from Port Klang eg. canning and freezing foods. And of course our own domestic market.

    3. The two Funds should form a joint venture trading company which sole interest is to develop a huge halal business World-wide with a SMALL beginning involving Australia and New Zealand.

    Unlike the infamous Sime Darby which went into Southern Antipodes trading franchises and will lose all to China eventually, like what they did with some outboard motors in Malaysia or be partner with an ex-employee loaded with baubles in a tiny travel agency in Perth or fit the investments to the horse racing schedule, and other leisure activities etc.,

    THIS JOINT VENTURE OF FELDA AND LTAT IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS VENTURE WHICH WILL COMMAND BILLIONS OF RINGGITS WORTH IN TIME. Business is no place for PLAY BOYS OR GIRLS> eg IMDB etc.etc.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE QUALITY OF THEIR TOYS.

    4. The right person has to be found who can work to create a worthwhile business which is enduring and at the same time keeps to the ethics, standards, propriety. sobriety, etc like us because he has the trust of TWO MAJOR MALAY TRUSTS IN HIS HANDS.

    I do not envisage this fellow to collect RM 100 Million a year as basic salary like that Singaporean of no merit or consequence in a GLC created by crooks.

    5. THE HALAL FOOD BUSINESS FOR DOMESTIC AND EXPORT MARKETS BY A FELDA AND LTAT JOINT VENTURE (a stand alone venture will have insufficient funds) BASED ON THE AGRICULTURAL AND SEA PRODUCTS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IS THE VERY BEST INVESTMENT FOR BOTH TRUSTS. It is simple and straightforward with a short ingestion period. Unlike, the plantation industry which requires huge funds in the slowest business in the World.

    The crooks forgot that all the hard work was already done for them when they took office 35 years ago. They just slipped seamlessly into command and began walloping money which was created by the hard work and loving care of their predecessors.

    6. ANY PERSON WHO IS PAID RM 5 – 10 MILLION A YEAR AND CAN DELIVER THE GOODS UNDER THE SCRUTINY OF AN INDEPENDENT BOARD OF THE JOINT VENTURE COMPANY FORMED BY THE MALAY TRUSTS FELDA AND LTAT, IS SUITABLE. His task is not only to make money but also to employ people from the settlers and the pensioners which eventually rise to 20,000 or more !

    7. IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT ANY BUSINESS IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS AND NOT FOR PLAY BOYS OR GIRLS WHO SHOULD PLAY ELSEWHERE AND NOT STEAL PUBLIC TRUST FUNDS.

    8. The joint venture by FELDA and LTAT should be adequately funded by the Government which will be MUCH LESS THAT TO REHABILITATE THE HUGE VOID NOW LEFT BY THE CROOKS.

    9. This joint venture will create many job opportunities for the settlers, pensioners and their families in land or sea at home or overseas -A function which should be Sime Darby’s !

    10. The centre of this halal food industry should be in a green field area near Port Klang because in time, I envisage that the joint venture will own ships, harbours and dockyards next to the factories producing halal canned or frozen foods for BOTH THE DOMESTIC AND EXPORT MARKETS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with the New and Incorruptible Government which works for our SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST AND THE RAKYAT. Acheh !

  105. mubarakchan Oct 17,2019 12:22 AM

    Tun

    I support your comment that ” A CONVOCATION IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE TO PROTEST.”

    It is inappropriate that a very young Chinese tried to make a mark by creating a commotion at a ceremony organised by the leading University of the land. Unfortunately, this incident happened by a Chinese who looks like a Chinese. Why do I say this ?

    Because our beloved Malaysia has the most number of different types of Chinese in the World outside of China.

    In Malaysia, we have Hakkas, Hokkiens, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Foochows, Hainanese, Teochews, Muslim Chinese from China, etc.

    The British being old hands at the game knew that each type of Chinese behaves and thinks differently from another.

    In the 1930s, the British sent their Police Cadets to be stationed for 6 months in Swatow, Canton or Amoy to learn the real natives and their habits. They returned to the Straits Settlements and Kuala Lumpur to keep a wary eye of the Chinese. Until Merdeka , all Official Government forms asked, ‘ What is your dialect ?’ This means if I am a Cantonese, I behave more conservatively and independently of the others. And in recent times, a type of Chinese kept on breaking the corporate laws and were jailed accordingly. There is one such type on the way to jail in Singapore.

    As for this young fellow who wants to tilt like Don Quixote and Sanchez at the windmill, he has plenty of time to do so because he has lost his CHINESE CULTURAL BALLAST AND HERITAGE BEING FROM THE 3RD GENERATION IN MALAYSIA. HE LOOKS LIKE A CHINESE BUT HE IS NOT INSIDE.

    Sadly, a large majority of the Chinese in Malaysia of the 3rd Generation only look like Chinese. Their ballast now consists of money and Western ways and ideals instead of Confucianism of their forefathers (with emphasis on filial piety),- the 1st Generation.

    Hence, we see young Hong Kong Chinese with Western names like Ramsbotham who speaks English fluently in a place where only Cantonese is spoken and many young Malaysian Chinese too.

    What drove the recalcitrant UM boy to demonstrate ? He must have been Inspired by many factors ?

    But definitely Western media influence, peer pressure from the wrong company, lack of Chinese cultural ballast etc played a role in his thoughts and actions.. HE IS JUST A COPY CAT WHO LOVES PUBLICITY.

    What this fellow is protesting about is not new ?

    In my generation, if a fellow hurled Malay vulgarities at me, I would probably say, “Thank you !’ because I belong to the British compartmentalised past where Malay teachers teaching Malay to the Chinese were non-existent.

    But my children all studied at Government schools. My grand-children too. All obtained A’s for Bahasa Melayu by being good in English. My daughter has an important job in a key Western agency in Beijing speaking English and Mandarin which she learnt in 3 months.

    At the age of 21 or slightly more, how much does a person know about the World at large even with all the latest gadgets in hand ?

    He should visit India, Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, China and many other places before he sets himself to take on the World. He definitely will not get a Nobel Prize for reasons best known to the Nobel Peace Prize Panel.

    First this young fellow should determine his own genes to see whether his clansmen go with the norm or go crackers sometimes.

    Second, it seems to me he only look but did not see all these years in the UM.

    Third, obviously peer pressure played a huge part on his thinking and emotions and he was manipulated at his own expense. Is he from a broken home ?

    Just for this fellow’s edification, does he know that the German Swiss, the French Swiss, the Italian Swiss and the Romansch Swiss still make snide remarks about each other behind their backs after 800 years of Confederation ?

    And does he know that my Cambridge friend who worked for a life-time at Telstar the Australian Telco was pushed to be just an Adviser after he was due to be the Chief Executive Officer ?

    And many other examples overseas in Western countries where it was the policy to have a glass ceiling for these folks who are not white.

    As I always said that travelling alone around the World is the best education for all.

    Wong does not represent the majority of the Chinese.

    In this instance, he represents himself and those behind him. TO MAKE A FUSS OF OLD ISSUES WHICH HAVE BEEN BROUGHT OUT OF THE CUPBOARD AND TREATED AS NEW BY THE PROTAGANISTS.

    In fact his target the V-C did not say anything ORIGINAL HIMSELF in this land of plagiarists. There were countless numbers of others before him for decades if one is aware of Bahasa Melayu and Malaysian history which is the Arbiter of the Truth.

    Yet our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat still flow onwards in peace, harmony and prosperity.

    I am of the opinion as a born optimist and a trained pragmatist that it is better to spend our energies to be constructive and productive to better our Malaysians all round than behave LIKE A TIGER WHEN ONE IS ACTUALLY A PUSSY CAT UNDER THE SKIN ?

    Communal parties in time will have to give way to Constitutional parties as the beloved country is urbanised and modernised. Otherwise, we get more than one wrong. AND TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem with one man shows trying to get come cheap publicity on issues which are as old as the hills. It took a 3rd Generation recalcitrant to find out !

    As I said on the Hong Kong riots. Why were the Hong Kong folk so meek and mild in 1984 when they should have rioted with Molotov cocktails when the British were there ?

    Sadly, they were contented to call themselves ‘Ramsbotham etc.’ Now they pay the price for their insouciance.

    It’s the Constitution, Wong, not the V-C. You missed the boat since 1957 ! This is the main reason why those behind you hide in the darkness because they know the truth. It is nothing but the Truth.

  106. mubarakchan Oct 16,2019 12:25 PM

    Tun

    This is a time of need for our beloved Malaysia. This is not the time for frivolity and loose-talking by anyone who is an adult.

    I am referring to the wise rebut of our beloved Tun against those who still think our beloved Malaysia is a land of riches with abundance of natural resources in complete self-denial.

    Yes ! We were rich and had wealth before the horrific rape and vandalism of our monetary reserves by the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 which were built up and conserved from the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad right up to 2003 from 1957. This reserve of money and wealth of human assets were built on the backs of all the Rakyat from blood, sweat, tears and toil.

    We the Rakyat were all in this. 1957-2003.

    And yet at the Malay Dignity Congress organised by 4 reputable universities there was not one single mention of regret and remorse about this most disgraceful episode in our history. The ex-BN Leaders behaved the same by smiling all the time.

    How to progress like this without recognition of a horrific episode in our history as it is to be expected that the same horrific actions by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs will be repeated again in the future ?

    The headline that piqued me this morning, thus

    ” DR M : PROPERTY OVERHANG COULD LEAD TO CRISIS ”

    Thanks to a good Leader and Prime Minister who has always based his actions on facts and not on fiction or emotions.

    Unless a person is deaf, dumb or blind or from Mars, there is a huge surplus of newly constructed properties in Malaysia today which is due to the corrupt and abuse of POWER by the corrupt BN Government and its agencies 2004-2018. Some Suits pertaining to this as prosecuted by the New and Incorruptible Government point to the acceptance of BRIBES for proprty approvals. This is just the tip of the corrupt iceberg.

    Further, the new property overhang is supported by financing from the banks which are deeply involved in all the construction projects.

    And this property surplus overhang hits the market at its lowest ebb. Thanks to the non-planning by the corrupt BN Government’s Leaders who were interested to pocket more and more bribes without thought about the future collapse of the whole of our economic system which would have swept all of us into the cesspool of POVERTY AND CRISIS.

    Not only the banks but importantly the property developers will be bankrupted as well due to the absence of buyers in an illiquid market LIKE NOW and the lack of surplus funds in the Government coffers because these have been stolen by its predecessor known as KLEPTOCRACY.

    THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT HAS TO CUT THE GORDIAN KNOT TO IMPROVE MONETARY ILLIQUIDITY BY PERMITTING MORE BUYERS FOR THE HUGE SURPLUS OF NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PROPERTIES WHICH WERE CREATED BY CORRUPTION OF THE BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 WITHOUT FORWARD PLANNING.

    The property industry has always been linked to the Government from its very beginning in 1957 – it is a nexus of politics and commerce.

    The one in China is 10,000 times bigger. So we can imagine the crises in both Malaysia and China if the construction industry, the property developers, the banks are permitted to fail.

    Imagine the disastrous crisis of our own making faced by the incumbent Government.

    HENCE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN THE RIGHT APPROACH BEING PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    It is a wonder to me that from the MAIN PERPETRATOR with the connivance of the stupid fat little boy of no merit or consequence right down to the camp followers, there is not one iota of REGRET OR REMORSE as if all is NORMAL in a once rich country made poor by these crooks.

    Our beloved country Malaysia has always been balanced on a knife’s edge as regards everything from politics to prosperity, peace and harmony since the distant past. All the hard work, sweat blood and tears of the Rakyat built up our wealth to 2003 when Malaysia only had a total debt of RM 350 Billion.

    From 2004-2018 under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs borrowed up to over RM 1 Trillion which did not leave a mark anywhere by way of developments in the interests of the Rakyat.

    Now we see the ugly concrete stumps of the MRT still unfinished in the outlying districts of Kuala Lumpur and unfinished titanic buildings in Kuala Lumpur where there is already a huge surplus of office space in a stagnant economy since 20 years ago.

    The abuse and corruption of POWER seemed to be out of this World in comparison to the steady hand of the Prime Ministers before 2004. The whole scenario seemed to be crafted by crazy crews led by intoxicated Leaders of no merit or consequence.

    How can this be in our beloved Malaysia once lauded as having good administration coupled with sound financial management ?

    Now we are down on our knees and have to work hard again to stand up again to be PROUD STRONG AND UNITED.

    At least thanks to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s wise, brilliant and courageous Leadership, our beloved Malaysia is one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018. Where are you Singapore ?

    And during the horrific period of financial rape and vandalism 2004-2018, Singapore moved in to grab WHATEVER SHE WANTED FROM THE UMNO OWN NSTP CHIEF EDITOR’S CHAIR WITH A LUSH SIME DARBY CONTRACT RIGHT THROUGH TO THE ROCKS. Everything which Singapore wanted was given EX GRATIS.

    AND WHAT DID OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA GET FROM SINGAPORE AT THE END IN 2018 ? – NOTHING FROM SINGAPORE BUT MORE INSULTS ARISING FROM THEIR WRITTEN PUBLICATIONS AND THE WHOLE WORLD LOOKED DOWN ON US !

    Yet today, the ex-BN Leaders are smiling without a care in the World or about the horrific mess they have left behind.

    DOES THIS DEMEANOUR MEAN THAT THE RM 1 TRILLION IS SAFELY OVERSEAS AS REPORTED BY THE UN, THE WORLD BANK AND THE IMF ?

    Our beloved Malaysia and its incumbent New and Incorruptible Government MUST RETRIEVE ALL THE STOLEN RAKYAT’S MONEY EVEN IF THIS TAKES 100 YEARS TO UNDERLINE OUR OWN SELF-RESPECT AND SELF-ESTEEM ! No more. No less !

    Yes ! We Malaysians are very fortunate indeed to have our iconic giant of a Leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to LEAD US OUT OF THE CESSPOOL OF POVERTY AND LOST OF PRESTIGE AND SELF-ESTEEM into the landscape of PROSPERITY, PEACE AND HARMONY. All crooks to the wall !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem in our beloved Malaysia, the best in the World. And in support of your comment, ” PROPERTY OVERHAGD COULD LEAD TO CRISIS.” With all due respect, I consider this an understatement but a wise one !

  107. mubarakchan Oct 15,2019 11:54 AM

    Tun

    A good sign of a rising trend in business with an indication of our beloved Malaysia’s return to NORMALCY is the flush of meaningful headlines galore in the media this morning, thus

    1. ” PM: CREATING TECH THE WAY OF THE FUTURE. ”

    2. ” MALAYSIA PUSH FOR ASIAN TIGER STATUS. INDUSTRY 4.0 TO BE PLATFORM TO PROJECT NATION FORWARD. PM. ”

    3. ” INDIAN POLITICIAN LINKED TO NABBED MALAYSIAN LEADERS. ”

    4. ” TAMIL NADU POLITICIAN UNDER PROBE. HE ALLEGEDLY MET SEVERAL LOCAL LEADERS TO POOL SUPPORT TO REVIVE LTTE. ”

    5. ” PM DEFENDS USE OF ACT IN LTTE PROBE. DR M SATISFIED WITH COPS’ REASONING FOR USING SOSMA IN TAMIL TIGERS ARRESTS. ”

    6. ” SET CEILING ON DEBT GUARANTEES, SAYS A-G. GOVT SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ITS FINANCIAL STANDINGS. ”

    7. ” CAP ON GOVT GUARANTEE NEEDED – A-G. THE PROPOSAL MEANS AN OVERALL DEBT TO GDP CEILING OF 70% IF THE LIMIT ON SUCH GUARANTEES IS INCLUDED.”

    8. ” COASTAL EROSION STILL A WORRY. DID: PROBLEM BAD IN KELANTAN, TERENGGANU, MELAKA AND JOHOR. ”

    9. ” PULAU KUKUP SALTED FISH MAKERS SUFFER LOSSES OF RM 5 MIL.”

    10. ” RAJA MUDA CYCLES TO MEET THE POOR. PERLIS CROWN PRINCE RIDES REGULARLY, VISITING HIS B40 SUBJECTS TO GIVE AID. ”

    11. ” DRASTIC DROP IN THE COUNTRY’S BIRTH RATE, SAYS YEOH. ”

    12. ” BANGSA MALAYSIA IS FOR ALL, SAYS ZURIADA. ”

    13. ” TOURISM MINISTER SAYS RM 90 MIL IN BUDGET IS ENOUGH. PREFERS TO BE THRIFTY.”

    Do the headlines tell us that events in Malaysia stretch from the sublime to the ridiculous ?

    1 – 2. After years of neglect by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, we the Rakyat now can see the guidelines or road posts to the future as implemented by the New and Incorruptible Government. Now, we do not see yachts in Trengganu, the Prime Minister’s Istana turned into a night club or film stars from Hollywood etc because our beloved Malaysia is a serious emerging Nation trying to make it to the top tier of Nations even though we are hospitable and friendly. The headlines today say it all.

    3 – 5. As I have been saying for years, during the Cold War 1948-1989, Bangkok was the hot-bed of international espionage whilst Singapore was where the nations in conflict built their biggest embassies like the U.S. Russia, Israel, China etc. But today, it is Malaysia’s turn to be the World’s centre for espionage. Our beloved Malaysia even had a hand picked most beautiful spy 004 who has sticky fingers and licenced to kill with her golden Walther PPK. She has a penchant for Gucci specs and Chanel handbags too like her Boss.

    6 – 7. For the very first time the A-G is clear in the conclusion of what the BN Government had done which was THE COMPLETE NEGLECT OF GOOD GOVERNANCE BOLSTERED BY GOOD CONTROLS AND BOOK-KEEPING. Until the New and Incorruptible Government came into POWER – a pencil for the BN Government cost RM 10 ! And purchased computers could not be found !

    8 – 9. It is good if Malaysia can attract international institutes to study and research our sea resources along our coasts with a view to conserve our natural habitats which give shelter to all kinds of living creatures of the sea. I see this as a bonanza for the production of food for the Malaysians as well as halal exports. No doubt the damage caused by digging sand for Singapore has caused all the coastal habitats to be damaged.

    10. That’s only one distinguished personality doing his duty as a compassionate humankind. We will soon here many from each State will be doing the same. This is the tradition and strength of our beloved Malaysia from our distant past.

    11 – 12. One very junior minister is forever seeking the lime-light. But this person always missed the mark. In the latest, this person FORGOT ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF MALAYSIA WHEN THIS PERSON TRIED TO SENSATIONALIZE THE BIRTH RATE STATISTICS ! What to do if a person has no MINDSET ?

    And juxtaposed this junior against a capable and solid Minister with the MINDSET who pronounced that ‘ BANGSA MALAYSIA ‘ IS FOR ALL, it is like comparing chalk and cheese !

    13. KUDOS TO THE MINISTER OF TOURISM WHO SAID RM 90 MILLION IS SUFFICIENT AND HE WANTS TO BE THRIFTY.

    Unlike the MCA Minister of Tourism for really toured the lush watering places like the Southern Antipodes and London with her family. In London, she promoted London with millions of ringgits of an orchid show at the high-class Royal Chelsea Show, London. She was awarded a Gold Medal by the Queen which rightly belongs to the National Muzium. Of course, during this person tenure, not many Arab, Indian or Chinese visited Malaysia because she never visited these dusty places jam-packed with people.

    Malaysia Bolleh Tun as always. No problem. Things are perking up in our beloved Malaysia favour because of the hard-work put in by the New and Incorruptible Government since 9 May 2018 as led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side.

  108. mubarakchan Oct 14,2019 2:32 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM ON MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS ON TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN AND IN SUPPORT OF DSAI, thus.

    1. ” In 1962, one night after a lawyers’ dinner at the Hotel Merlin Kuala Lumpur, both of us carried an inebriated judge from Seremban back to his car ! ”

    2. I am certain DSAI has wider benefits for the Rakyat in mind concerning Penang and Kedah. The New Alternative Proposals for Penang will turn the State of Penang INTO THE FINEST LEISURE AND HOLIDAY RESORT IN THE WORLD WITH MORE JOBS AND HIGHER WAGES FOR THE RAKYAT. Where else but Pulau Pinang Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. IT’S THE MINDSET AS YOU SO RIGHTLY EXHORTED US !

  109. mubarakchan Oct 14,2019 9:36 AM

    Tun

    A normal week must begin with some serious headlines, thus

    1. ” PM : NO CITIZENSHIP FOR FOREIGNERS JUST FOR BUYING RM 600K PROPERTY.”

    As long as I can remember, no country in the World will do such a foolhardy thing by giving its citizenship to a foreigner who buys a property. It is absurd.

    2. ” TEEN PREGNANCIES ON THE DECLINE.”

    The figures given for the decline were provided for the years 2012 to 2018 being 18,847 registered births in public hospitals down to 10,505 in 2018.

    The Deputy Minister for Women, Family and Childcare announced a few months ago that there were 100,000 such cases a year. She was also responsible for the following announcements, thus

    i). The Anti-bottom pinching Bill. ii) Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat. iii). Put up a fake fight with the Minister of the WP. iv). Stop condo building to reduce traffic congestion. v). Set up a new Unit for Women, Family and Children in the Ministry for Women, Family and Children which has been looking after the same for decades. vi). 100,000 teenage pregnancies a year.

    This Deputy Minister will do well if she warns of the rising Venereal Diseases around the World especially in Australia. Many homes have been broken because of this. A healthy Mind and Body makes a Strong and Healthy Nation.

    3. ” ANWAR WARNS OF BACKLASH IN PENANG OVER PSR “.

    I support the sentiments as expressed by DSAI. The problem with the Penang State Government is that it has tunnel vision since 2008 and believes that it is Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore did not make money from Singapore but from Uncle Sam’s largesse during the Cold War 1948-1989. I estimated the profits made to be nearly US$ 600 Billion. Penang has nothing in comparison to Singapore and has to borrow every sen for its development. Therefore Penang must consider better alternatives for its future developments which are wealth creation from its existing land resources and a recurrent source of revenue,

    The New Proposals for the benefit of all without disturbing the present congenial environment which has a long history to support.

    1. Abolish the Bayan Lepas Airport and turn it into the World’s finest tropical city, the New George Town by treating Penang and Kedah as one single socio-economic unit which was in existence before the arrival of the British in 1779.
    2. Shift all the Government facilities to the New George Town.
    3. Abolish the quit rent and assessment in the old George Town.
    4. Beautify the southern shore of Penang Island.
    5. Abolish the tunnel.
    6. Abolish the Butterworth Air Base and shift to the Kulim Airport. Turn it into another New Town for the Rakyat.
    7. Turn Komtar into a 4 star and a 3 star hotel.
    8. Up grade the sewerage system of George Town to 21st century standards.
    9. Introduce trams into old George Town.
    10. Abolish the Highway instead introduce a Japanese country type of train from Tanjong Bungah via the New George Town to Kulim and Sungei Petani. The Japanese could do it on a single rail track.
    11. Flatten Pulau Jerejak for a luxury liner terminal with a shopoing complex and a small domestic airport.
    12. A super fast rail connection between the New George Town and Kulim
    13. The foot hills to the west of the New George Town for low cost housing. The northern limit of the New George Town is Sungei Kluang.
    14. All factories will automatically flow to the mainland. Workers get higher pay in the tourist industry on the island.

    These New Proposals are far superior to anything else. Billions of ringgits are generated from the conversion of the old airport into the New George Town at minimum cost which will also proved many jobs and business opportunities. And these proposals are practical, fast and transparent without incurring huge debts with no ability to repay.

    Penang and Kedah should immediately work together as one for quick results and revenue under the same Government

    Malaysia Boleh Tun a s always. No Problem.

  110. mubarakchan Oct 14,2019 1:52 AM

    Tun

    The most exhilarating headline this Sunday was the full page picture of Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin being bestowed with the prestigious Ph.D by HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, the Chancellor of the University of Malaya, for his magnum opus, ” The NEP. It’s Successes and Failures.”

    A true classic of a difficult wide ranging topic which took 8 years to complete. And in these 8 years, a long-standing BN Government also fell due to the failure of its Leadership, 2004-2018.

    I have known Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin since 1961. I used to dine at his humble home in Jalan Chawan off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Then, I also noted that he was confident of what he could do first as a lawyer then as an entrepreneur. He always kept to his principles which were governed by logic and common sense devoid of emotions which might affect his judgement.

    He made his way up the gravy train for all like any other person who relied on the norms of business which turned out to be a blessing when Tun Dr Daim was entrusted to a Minister of Finance. He knew his limits.

    Here is a gentleman who is exceptional in view of the great attrition of the Malay elite in our beloved Malaysia in recent times which were nearly wiped out 3 generations through self-attrition being 1957-2018. His honesty and sense of fair-play and justice stood him in good-stead from the beginning right up to date, 2019. A highly intelligent person who has a deep academic bent which led him to further his to pursue knowledge through studies in the East-West Centre, Hawaii, the University of California, San Francisco, Harvard and Cambridge.

    Tun Dr Daim would rather spent time in academia than collect 10,000 Rolex. Instead, he would have bought the Rolex factory. Such was the person.

    Tun Dr Daim’s mind is absolutely focussed on the subject at hand and could furnish immediate answers due to the fact that he had already studied and remembered the information previously acquired on the subject in question. Hence, unlike many contemporaries, he stands above them all, from 1959-2019.

    His endearing humbleness is his hallmark as a person of great character with self-esteem who could meet Kings, Presidents at the very top of the hierarchy but also he could drive around in a Proton comfortably with ordinary friends hunting for a fine Malay cuisine in a humble neighbourhood anywhere in town especially in the Taman Melawati precinct.

    When he was at ground level, I was around. When he was at Mount Olympus, I was around but I knew it would be ground level again.” Man proposes, God disposes”. He was up again in Mount Olympus. No problem. Because of his magnificent mind-set with no funny thoughts ever crossed his mind which made for his credibility and reliability to deliver whatever was requested from him.

    Was it the genes and the DNA ? I believe a human kind are made up of both. Like a person has to be born to be a President or Prime Minister, not made.

    There is still plenty of time for Tun Dr Daim to publish another tome about himself – ONE OF THE FINEST ROLE MODELS OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA LIKE OUR TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. An emerging country like our beloved Malaysia requires as many role models as possible and elite to boot. And to publish many books as well.

    Two monumental historical events being the NEP 1970-2008 a properly contrived plan to eliminate poverty as crafted by the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team and the 1MDB an evil plan as created by phantom hands with secret agendas are the very best examples of Humankind’s fables and foibles.

    As history is the fines arbiter of the Truth, every Malaysian from now onwards should be aware of our own failings and strengths in order to march forward together for the Progress and Prosperity as now formulated as the SPV2030 !

    Let us hope the present New and Corruptible Government will administer for the next 50 years and will not shoot itself in the foot for something common like MONEY WHICH BELONGED TO THE RAKYAT.

    It was my privilege to know Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin an exceptional gentleman for all the seasons ! His magnificent Mind-set made him ticks which is based on Bahasa Melayu and English ! I encourage my grand-daughter to be good in English in order to be strong in Bahasa Melayu.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  111. mubarakchan Oct 12,2019 3:51 PM

    Tun

    Kudos to the FM and the New and Incorruptible Government led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side in presenting the 2020 Budget of the Government.

    Like the veritable bikini, the Budget 2020 covered all the vital parts for the want of money.

    Though the Budget was limited in its scope of dishing out large dollops of goodies, it managed to be comprehensive to ensure that nearly all got a bite of the cherry to those who deserved Government assistance. Hence, a cursory glance at the response of ‘the man or woman in the street’ seemed to give a favourable response, thus

    ” LOOKS LIKE MANY MALAYSIANS HAPPY WITH BUDGET 2020 SAYS PM.”

    However, I have noted the big gaps were left untouched by the Budget 2020 being a Government inspired ‘Big’ Stimulus to push the economy through the traditional construction industry, the banks and a move by the Government into affordable housing.

    I also noted that interested foreign investors were welcomed to invest in Malaysia and further measures were designed to attract the FDI. The latter is the key to a sustainable economy together with the evergreen tourist industry – a must for Malaysia especially in 2020 – the key year to kick off Malaysia’s economy with whatever boosters may be available.

    There was no mention of the 3 S eg alcohol, cigarettes and gaming which are already under revenue stress.

    All in all, with the apparent resolution of both the China-US Trade Dispute and the Brexit in the sights, there is much hope for A SUPPLEMENTARY 2020 BUDGET TO ENHANCE THE STIMULUS further in March 2020 because under the present FM we can be sure that the books are clean and well-kept !

    As there was no move towards the difficult subject of affordable housing for all, I suggest that because our POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO PROVIDE MASS AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO THE RAKYAT, WE MUST CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH WHAT WE CAN FIND WITHING THE SYSTEM.

    As it is, it is risky and foolhardy for the New and Incorruptible Government to pour precious money for affordable housing without the proper safeguards and a creditable and accountable corporate structure to be administered by just one reliable and honest digit.

    The private sector which is based on profits is not ideal for such an enterprise.

    Therefore, there must be some groups who can take up the slack in terms of long term investments which are already part and parcel of their businesses which had operated within our existing Political and Socio-economic System. The banks are definitely out of this. But the following entities are in the long term business.

    1. The Government

    2. The REITS

    3. The Insurance Companies

    4. The Long Term Funds like the EPF, TH, KWAP, SOCSO etc.

    5. The Foreign Funds which invest in Emerging countries.

    5. Miscellaneous – eg The Affordable Housing Corporation Bonds.

    The above mentioned entities should provide the Management know-how and the long term funds for the affordable housing scheme clusters.

    How to make the Affordable Housing Scheme for All work ?

    1. The Government sets aside lands at cheap prices in areas about 1 hour travelling time from major towns. Cognoscenti are aware that politicians have become rich from cheap allotment of Government lands through the decades.

    2. The Affordable Housing clusters should be sited near road or rail transport hubs or nexuses in the State. Those in KL are more suitable for the Civil Servants, and the uniformed services. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are ideal for Affordable Housing and lands along the West Coast, N-S Highways etc.

    4. In each Affordable Housing cluster, there should be a choice of dwellings of different designs of up to 60 storey condos. In other words, an affordable housing NEW TOWNSHIP is envisaged funded by entities who can afford and are accustomed to very long term funding and returns at minimum interest rates.

    LIKE THIS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA UNDER OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WILL AGAIN ACHIEVE SOMETHING UNIQUE IN THE WORLD LIKE HIS CREATION OF THE MALAY MIDDLE INCOME GROUP 1981-2003. But these AFFORDABLE TOWNSHIP CLUSTERS ARE FOR ALL MALAYSIANS WITHIN ONE HOUR TRAVELLING TIME OF A BIG TOWN AT REAL AFFORDABLE PRICES.

    5. THIS ENTERPRISE HAS TO BE A COMPLETELY NEW AND STAND ALONE ENTERPRISE UNIQUE TO MALAYSIA.

    6 THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS ENTERPRISE IS TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON WHO CAN HELM THIS DAUNTING TASK WITHOUT CORRUPTION AND ABUSE BECAUSE PUBLIC FUNDS ARE INVOLVED. With just a cheap piece of land and the RIGHT PERSON WE HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL. Private sectors are not suitable because all are profit oriented.

    7. Suppliers to the construction of these affordable housing must deliver at minimum cost with an income tax sweetener, etc.

    8. Such a proposed Affordable Housing Scheme for all can only work with TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY AND DEDICATION by those responsible.

    As I see the problem of Affordable Housing for all, the above-mention ideas are the only WAY within our Political and Socio-economic System or Framework.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem as long as we keep this enterprise of Affordable Housing for All simple and straightforward with just one person in charge who is honest and has the RIGHT MIND-SET !

  112. mubarakchan Oct 4,2019 11:38 PM

    Tun

    I am in support of you comments as reported in the media on the riots in Hong Kong.

    It is obvious the Chief Minister was indecisive from the beginning on the action to take. She was shown to be weak when she permitted the rioters to vandalised the august chambers of the Legislative Council. Hardly anyone was arrested and charged. I would expect at least a few thousand lawbreakers, especially the ring-leaders to have been arrested by now and charged.

    The commercial life of Hong Kong was disrupted for months and yet the police do not seem to know who the Leaders are. This is surprising because a mass demonstration of this magnitude which develops at the drop of the hat is obviously well-organised by those who are not in the streets. Arrest them forthwith. The sad thing is the mobs seemed to have the upper-hand or initiatives and not the Government.

    In any country, this mob power must never be permitted in the first place.

    As you expect, Tun, any wrong move in Hong Kong now will lead to unnecessary bloodshed in a place such a thing should not have happened on day one.

    Sadly, the mobs did not come out in 1984 and sought a UN Guarantee for the due performance of the 1984 Agreement. As it is, the rioters have been instigated and manipulated by unseen hands with no locus standi. Let us hope a bloody clash will not be the grand finale.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  113. mubarakchan Oct 4,2019 8:41 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT ON GLCs.

    Just as I had commented on the evils of the Communistic GLCs as created by Lee Kuan Yew in our Democratic Capitalistic System, an ex-Leader criticised that the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and young, the good and the great as being incapable of administrating Malaysia’s financial system.

    ” THE MAN FROM MARS CLAIMS BARISAN MUCH BETTER AT MANAGING COUNTRY’S ECONOMY. ” Today, the whole country of 31 million has been impoverished by this fellow’s acts by at least 30%-50% affecting the rich and the poor. No one is exempted.

    Given the manner in which a GLC is structured by Lee Kuan Yew, a GLC will always be abused, corrupted and its money stolen because HOW MANY CIVIL SERVANTS ARE BUSINESS PERSONS ?

    A Lee Kuan Yew tailored GLC is for him alone to control in tiny Singapore where a person’s secrets are only a whisper away. That’s why Singaporeans made good in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong. History is the finest arbiter of the truth. Those who think they can do illegal things in Singapore like the MCA fellows will end up in Changi prison. Another MCA fellow is on his way.

    Further, this ex-Leader of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs was alleged to condone the antics of the stupid fat little boy with no merit.

    THIS IS NOW PROVEN THIS LITTLE BOY COULD NOT MAKE ONE SEN OUT OF RM 42 BILLION OR MORE. Of course, he is no Chinese but a Martian.

    NOT ONE SEN WAS GIVEN TO ME BY THE CONSORTIUM OF BANKS LED BY MIDF, HSBC, STANDARD CHARTERED, BANGKOK BANK, UMBC, MOSCOW NARODNY FOR ME TO TURN ROUND THE BIGGEST CORPORATE SCANDAL, FOLEX INDUSSTRIES BERHAD NOW KNOWN AS SRI HARTAMAS BERHAD FROM 1975-1984.

    From 1978, I made millions of ringgits every year, employed 1,200 Malay workers who worked good and well on 3 shifts with ONE CHINESE AND ONE MALAY MANAGER after sacking 8 Taiwanese. This was the meaning of normal work ethics in a BN Constituency of Taiping in support at least 5,000 – 6,000 happy and fully employed MALAYS and their famillies. The Opposition could not get in until I left. I was only paid RM 7,000 a month, not RM 70,000 or RM 700,000 a month for doing no work like now.

    Whatever were offered to me, cash, overseas travel, gifts, 10 course Chinese dinners, etc, I passed them to the Staff or employees who would get motorbikes, bicycles, TV, Hi-Fi, fridges, fans, furniture, household goods at a PESTA ONCE A YEAR BEFORE PUASA.

    I was sorry to leave but my job of repaying the HUGE DEBT TO THE CONSORTIUM WAS RETURNED IN FULL. THE CONSORTIUM WALKED AWAY AS THOUGH NOTHING HAPPENED. To this day, I am happy that I served our Malaysians well at Folex in Kamunting, Perak. I was not a shareholder. I could keep the business alive and made lots of money over 9 years, the new shareholders could not do so within 3 years. Thereafter, the factory was closed down and the employees were all dismissed.

    IT IS THE GLC DIGITS WHO MAKE OR BREAK A BUSINESS. No GLC digits will be able to be disciplined and honest in the Malaysian business environment given all the horror stories which have come out of the Private Sector of public listed companies. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth. Forget about Lee Kuan Yew’s GLCs which only belonged to Daddy. Why should we rely on Singapore to make the Malays rich ? Is this logical ?

    We do it our Malaysian Way through consensus as advised and guided by our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. No more. No less.

  114. mubarakchan Oct 4,2019 3:23 PM

    Tun

    I must respond to a misleading headline this morning in the NSTP Page 12, 4 October 2019, thus

    ” WEALTH CREATION. GLCs CAN DO MORE TO HELP BUMIS. ”

    I disagree entirely with this headline which is only eye-catching and lacks depth. Here is the true story of the Lee Kuan Yew creation, GLC.

    After the Separation in 1965, on the advice of the UN economics expert and adviser to the Singapore Government Albert Winsemius, 1962-1984, the Jurong Industrial Park was established in 1968.

    At first the private sector was encouraged to invest in the industries there.

    Industries like Far East Levingston, Eupoc, Fair Lady Wigs, Regent Wigs, Singapore Textiles, Starlite Ceramics, Diaward Industries etc were established with the full support of the EDB. By the early 1970s, most of them failed because the owners were traders and not industrialists, Singapore’s market was small and the established brands crowded out the newcomers.

    Lee Kuan Yew was forced to step into this industrial component of the GDP to provide employment which was mainly Malays.

    Government owned entities like SIA, NOL, Sembawang Shipyard, Keppel Chartered Industries, DBS, United Land etc were established to fill the void.

    Being monopolistic businesses, these Government owned businesses began to make money. By the early 1980s, Lee Kuan Yew called them Government Linked Companies.

    When the communist countries imploded in the 1980s, Russia and China thought Lee Kuan Yew’s creation the GLCs was just perfect for them being the half-way house between Communism and Capitalism. They did not consider the authoritarian ways of Lee Kuan Yew who kept all the GLCs tightly controlled personally which could only be done in a tiny place of a one street town.

    For example, his sister-in-law was head of the Tourist Board for a life-time.

    Russia and China regretted about copying Lee Kuan Yew’s GLC creation which brought huge corruptions and scandals in their GLCs spread out over their VAST LANDS. In time the Singapore GLCs will fail too as already shown in Brazil in a recent corruption case. At least 100 Chinese from GLCs are on the run from China.

    Here are some pointers to remember.

    1. NO WESTERN DEMOCRACY DOES BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE. THIS IS COMMUNISTIC. It is left to the private sector to make the money and for the Government to tax the profits. Clean and incorruptible.

    2. ONLY 4 COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD HAVE THESE GLCs eg. SINGAPORE. RUSSIA, CHINA AND MALAYSIA. All are authoritarian with the exception of Malaysia. So why Malaysia mingles with strangers with no IDEOLOGICAL INTENT ?

    The Malaysian GLCs came by way of Danaharta where a fellow with a secret agenda could persuade a weak Leadership of Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite to turn what was left in Danaharta into an EMPIRE OF GLCs OF BILLIONS OF RINGGITS with one person in command and control

    REMEMBER THE ANCIENT BUSINESS SAYING,’ THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS NOT TO OWN THE BUSINESS !’ Got it ?

    I remember it was reported between 2004-2018 that ‘ WHAT IS GOOD FOR SINGAPORE IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA.’

    This refrain was also adopted for the NS Training Camps which were the first example to steal money from the Government coffers by way of contracts, catering, construction, transport, uniforms, employees etc. The loss of billions of ringgits was incurred to the Government.

    Then, the BN Leadership 2004-2018 parroted ‘ THE GLC’s WILL PROTECT MALAY BUSINESSES AND MAKE MONEY FOR THE MALAYS.’ The results the Rakyat can see today.

    Billions of ringgits ended up in private hands and nothing in the Government coffers. THE CROOKS INVOLVED ARE NOT MORE THAN 50 SOULS ! And our beloved Malaysia nearly bankrupted BUT ALL THE RAKYAT HAD THEIR WEALTH DIMINISHED BY 30%-50%. No one was exempted. Rich or poor.

    AND NOW THIS NST HEADLINE TODAY 4 OCTOBER 2019 EXHORTS US TO REVERT BACK TO THE COMMUNISTIC, CORRUPT AND USELESS GLCs.

    HOW CAN THE GLCs make money for the Malays given the solid evidence of failure all round caused by the digits in the GLCs ? And from 2004 – 2018, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF GLCs, Federal and State.

    The NST article seemed to imply that a GLC will be the panacea to the business problems of the Malays. This is not true.

    ONLY 1% SUCCEEDS IN BUSINESS WITHOUT A MONOPOLY, MALAY OR NON-MALAY. Strangely, even the sugar monopoly now loses MONEY. This means qualified people must run the show and make money. And not any Ahmad, Ah Kow or Samy.

    And the article also does not know that in our beloved Malaysia, a person who has RM 300,000 cash is a millionaire. And if the person is a Malay, he is one and a half a millionaire in our beloved Malaysia given all the perks and subsidies.

    AND THIS ARTICLE ‘GLCs CAN DO MORE TO HELP BUMIS’ ACTUALLY IS BEGGING THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE – TO GIVE MORE CRUTCHES TO THE MALAYS.

    At the present time, I do believe in maintaining the crutches for the Malays DUE TO THE ALL OUT FINANCIAL RAPE AND VANDALISM BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPTE ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs – but the creation of more GLCs/SOEs will be hara-kiri by her own hands, our beloved Malaysia.

    Yet, some do not SEE but only to look.

    EVERY DAY THERE ARE HEADLINES REPORTING ON THE BIGGEST CORRUPTION IN THE WORLD THE 1MDB IN COURT.

    The story tells us that a stupid fat little boy with no merit COULD NOT MAKE ONE SEN WITH RM 42 BILLIONS OR MORE. He spent it all on wine, women and song and bought 4th rate works of art and property, jets and yachts !

    WITH NOT ONE SEN FROM THE CONSORTIUM OF BANKS, FROM 1975 TO 1984, I COULD MAKE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF RINGGITS BY TURNING ROUND THE BIGGEST CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY IN THE 1970s IN A TOUGH BUSINESS, TEXTILES.
    And we read every day of the sad story of a stupid fat little boy with no merit who could not make ONE SEN WITH RM 42 BILLION OR MORE.

    Can the writer see the difference between a PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITY WITH NO MONEY BAIL-OUT AND THE GLC 1MDB WITH RM 42 BILLION ? It’s the DIGITS !

    As it is said, ” THE DIFFENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE QUALITY OF THEIR TOYS ”

    And yet, we still read about articles wanting more GLCs/SOEs to make money for the Malays. GLCs/SOEs are the most corrupt business entities in existence.

    DO NOT FUDGE THE ESSENTIAL GLCs WITH MONOPOLIES LIKE TNB, TELEKOM ETC. These are more closely monitored. YET BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION, THESE LOSE MONEY AS WELL OR SHOULD MAKE MORE !

    For those who took a holiday in Mars and just returned.

    THE MOST INFAMOUS GLC OF ALL IS SIME DARBY WHICH WAS BANKRUPTED TWICE BY ITS MANAGEMENT AT RM 1.2 BILLION AND RM 2.10 BILLION RESPIECTIVELY IN 1996 AND 2010. THE SAME MANAGEMENT BANKRUPTED SIME DARBY TWICE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. And Sime Darby became a majority owned PNB company because PNB was forced to BAIL-OUT THE BANKRUPTCIES CAUSED BY ITS OWN MANAGEMENT TWICE. Believe it or not.

    Hence, our beloved Malaysia has an illiquid financial system WITH SO MUCH MONEY SIPHONED OVERSEAS. Vide UN, IMF, World Bank Reports 2002-2018. RM 1.50 Trillion were transferred overseas during the period.

    IF THIS STOLEN RM 1.5 TRILLION WERE BROUGHT BACK TO BENEFIT MALAY BUSINESS, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WILL BE A FIRST WORLD COUNTRY OVERNIGHT. RATHER THAN TO WALK AGAIN OVER THE HOT COALS OF GLCs/SOEs CORRUPTION AND THEFT.

    Thanks to Tun Abdul Razak and his Team, the NEP was fair and just. But the digits 2004-2018 were not fair and just.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling. As you are aware Tun, it’s the DIGITS not the system.

  115. mubarakchan Oct 2,2019 8:39 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT, thus

    ” IF SINGAPORE HAD INVESTED IN 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US $ 300 PER OUNCE BEFORE THE YEAR 2000, SINGAPORE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR. MALAYSIA WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. This opportunity has now gone forever.

    The United States has 7,000 tons, Germany 4,000 tons, France and Italy 3,000 tons, Russia and China 2,000 tons and India 1,000 tons or more.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

  116. mubarakchan Oct 2,2019 8:28 PM

    Tun

    A fresh headline just released from the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester, United Kingdom arising from what the British would call a ‘ balls out ‘ BREXIT speech by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson which aptly described by an earthy expression which he said in no uncertain terms,thus

    ” WE WILL LEAVE THE EU COME WHAT MAY ON 31 OCTOBER.”

    Here are the dazzling words spoken by a real PRIME MINISTER WHO WAS BORN TO BE A PRIME MINISTER AND NOT MADE !

    His predecessor Theresa May was like a prim and proper school teacher. As a result, the Europeans roughened her up and gave her no concessions. They extracted from her Pounds Sterling 32 Billion payable for NOTHING. She ended up demoralised and in tears.

    On a similar note, those prime ministers of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs thought they were abang-adeks with tiny Singapore and sidled up to its leadership via hot relationships and very private retreats. They ended up by giving ALL THE GOOD MALAYSIAN ASSETS WHICH TINY SINGAPORE WANTED BADLY AND MORE. IN RETURN THEY GOT NOTHING FROM TINY SINGAPORE. A BOOK WAS PUBLISHED TO TELL THE WORLD THE INCOMPETENCE OF THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT CONCERNING OUR UNJUST LOSS OF PULAU BATU PUTEH AT THE HAGUE. During 2004-2018, our beloved Malaysia gave – From precious vital rocks, HSR 99% paid by Malaysia, and everything which the tiny place wanted were given ex-gratis.

    Obviously, these prime ministers were not born to be PRIME MINISTERS because the words SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTERESTS WERE MISSING FROM THEIR VOCABULARY !

    Today, a Anti Fake New Law came into effect in Singapore. This meant the Singapore Government has the sole right to the REAL NEWS or FACTS.

    From 1948-1989, the Cold War, Lee Kuan Yew made billions of US Dollars. With a honest and motivated Government, it was effortless to push Singapore from the Third to the First World. This big one Lee Kuan Yew did not miss.

    After the BRICS pushed him aside with the blessing of Uncle Sam’s post-Cold War hegemonic spiel, ‘ GLOBALIZATION. FREE TRADE. HUMAN RIGHTS ‘ from 1990 onwards to 2019, Lee Kuan Yew missed the OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFE-TIME TO INVEST IN 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 PER OUNCE BEFORE THE YEAR 2000.

    Thereafter, he created 4 Initiatives to save his Singapore and his Legacy for his inheritors being Temasek, 2 Casinos, FT imports to boost the GDP and the TPPA/CPTPP/CREP Killer for our beloved Malaysia/Malays/SMEs to enslave us forever. All the 4 Initiatives failed by 2019. How ?

    Those cognoscenti who are knowledgeable and fed-up with the small minded ways of Singapore to achieve kiasu things from malleable Malaysian Leaderships 2004-2018 concerning Malaysian National Assets, must wish that the Singapore elite think of other better ways to gain for Singapore and not be obsessed with the riches of bountiful Malaysia all the time 1959-2019.

    A Golden Opportunity has come round again for Singapore to grasp the nettle with both hands provided the Leadership is knowledgeable, courageous and visionary like our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 9 May 2018.

    The proposal is that SINGAPORE SHOULD CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM ON EQUAL TERMS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling. PRIME MINISTERS ARE BORN LIKE YOU AND BORIS JOHNSON. NOT MADE.

  117. mubarakchan Oct 2,2019 5:27 PM

    Tun

    After a period of calm and dullness in the social media, suddenly all were let loose with headlines of the utmost shame and corruption affecting major Malay Trusts who were administered by Trustees who walloped the Trusts under their care in no uncertain terms and WITHOUT MERCY !

    From the SSM via the Securities Commission ( which had a married duo in action too ) to the bluest of Malay Trusts, LTAT.

    A sad collection of tragedies affecting the Malay elite engaged in active self-immolation and destruction. It is sad also because of the Constitution. All meaningful activities as led by Malay elite affect the non-Malays as well.

    What an unholy mess created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and the GLCs/SOEs now exposed in black and white. Wherever POWER and MONEY were in residence, none of the institutions escaped the PILLAE. Thus,

    1. ” LTAT TO TABLE FISCAL FLAWS IN PARLIAMENT. REMEDIAL MEASURES BEING TAKEN TO RECTIFY FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES, SAYS DEFENCE MINISTER.”

    For the very first time, a criminal offence punishable under the Criminal Act is being politicised.

    The ex-CEO Lodin who helmed the LTAT for 35 years should be brave to stand by the alleged accusations.

    Quote NSTP Page 9 2 October 2019, ” The Minister said, IT WAS ALSO DISCOVERED THAT LTAT FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HAD A VESTED INTEREST THROUGH OWNING LARGE SHARES WHERE THE BOARD HAD INVESTED.”

    Did the YB Minister allege to ONLY TO THE AES INVESTMENT OR ALL INVESTMENTS MADE BY THE LTAT FOR 35 YEARS BY WHICH LODIN ALSO TOOK AN INTEREST ON LISTING ? Did he forget about the teams of ex-generals surrounding him for 35 years ?

    1MDB, Tabung Haji fell and now LTAT in company with KWAP, FELDA, FGV, SIME DARBY ( bankrupted in 1996 and 2010 at RM 1.2 Billion and RM 2.1 Billion respectively by the same set of Malaysian executives TWICE – the MOTHER OF ALL MALAYSIAN BANKRUPTCIES).

    THESE ARE THE TOP NOTCH MALAY TRUST FUNDS OF MALAYSIA AND THERE ARE ANOTHER 200-300 GLCs/SOEs out in the firmament which are supposed to protect Malay business and make money for them as well.

    2. ” PATRIOT. DON’T PLAY POLITICS WITH LTAT. LET AUDITORS INVESTIGATE.”

    Auditors only audit. Let the Police and the forensic experts do the investigations.

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    Between 1984-1992, under the Chairmanships of both Tun Tan Siew Sin and Tan Sri Basir Ismail, as Chairman of the Panel for Equity Investments of the Royal Guardian Assurance Berhad owned partly by the LTAT, I could make over RM 30 Million annually better than the insurance premiums. My emolument was only RM 30,000 a year as a non-executive Director 1984-1992.

    3. ” THE GALL OF IT ALL, NAJIB, HISHAMUDDIN. LTAT DID POORLY BECAUSE OF YOU. PATRIOT.”

    It is self-explanatory.

    4. C4 NGO says, ” GIAT UNCOVERS CORRUPTION, POOR GOVERNANCES IN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. ”

    In our beloved Malaysia the disease ” ABUSE OF POWER, CORRUPTION AND THEFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS ” is ENDEMIC.

    This is why our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat requires a pukka doctor to sort out her ills brought on by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    5. ” EX-SSM CEO AND SON PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO 33 BRIBERY CHARGES.”

    A Malay elite in self-immolation and her son too.

    WHAT ABOUT THE SECURITIES COMMISSION 2004-2018 ? More big worms there in the woodwork.

    6. ” SHARUL PAID RM 99K A MONTH RECEIVED 18 MONTHS BONUS OF RM 1.4 MILLION.” Working in a one man office.

    Between 1975-1984, I turned round the biggest corporate scandal of 1970’s Malaysia, Folex Industries Berhad in a BN constituency, Taiping, with 1,200 good and hard-working Malay workers on 3 shifts for 9 years. From 1978, Folex was making at least RM 2-4 Million a year . I was not a shareholder. I was paid RM 7,000 per month with one month bonus and an Alfa Romeo car but no housing allowance. At the end of the day, MIDF, HSBC, Standard Chartered, UMBC, Bangkok Bank and Moscow Narodny walked away after being paid their loans in full as though nothing had happened and paid me nothing.

    THE MIDF CONSORTIUM DID NOT BRING OUT A SINGLE SEN THROUGHOUT THE 9 YEARS 1975-1984.

    But horror of horrors, 1MDB borrowed RM 42 Billion and could not make ONE SEN. From now on any Malaysian Prime Minister should run away a kilometre when they meet a stupid fat little boy of no merit.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem begins when fellows are paid RM 1,000,000 a year plus a bonus of RM 1.4 Million for doing no work. Our whole corporate wage scale is bombed out thus ! IHH is known to pay its CEO RM 100 Million a year WITHOUT ASKING QUESTIONS !

    Nowadays, at the drop of the hat, anyone is paid RM 1,000,000 a year. How our beloved corporate Malaysia can reduce costs is the RM64,000 question ? And most are incompetent, ignorant of the ways of business. How ?

  118. mubarakchan Oct 1,2019 7:03 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.

    For the curious reader who wanted to know more about Lee Kuan Yew’s 47 Failed Public Policies, vide http://www.chedet.cc.org Archives Sept 2010. ‘ Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’.

    A book ‘Great Ideas of Lee Kuan Yew’ published in Singapore October 2014 with laudatory articles on their former BOSS written by the ex-President, ex-Chief Justice, ex- top Officials which unanimously underlined the NON-SEPARATION OF THE LEGISLATURE, EXECUTIVE AND THE JUDICIARY IN SINGAPORE.

    An earlier book was published by the Singapore Government’s top legal eagles in Singapore to sneer at the legal incompetence of the Malaysian Government 2004-2018 in the one-sided case of Pulau Batu Puteh at The Hague.

    An ancient saying,” You must have Peace and Harmony in your house before you win fighting in the streets.”

    At the end of the day, which is now, Malaysia is one of 4 most important countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Where are you Singapore ?

    Man proposes. God disposes.

  119. mubarakchan Oct 1,2019 6:34 PM

    Tun

    What better crystal ball than Singapore’s current travails in the World of trade for us Malaysians to understand, analyse and visualise what our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat might face in the immediate future ?

    Singapore has always been ultra-sensitive on people like journalists and a few others like me who could dissect the real Singapore sans her Lee Kuan Yew’s bombast, bluffology or BS.

    The Singaporean Government is allergic to facts because their huge Ministry of Information is not about tourists but operates like CIA, MI5, MOSSAD, KGB etc combined in a tiny place.

    This activity to me is just an expression of insecurity coupled with the lack of spatial activity of a physical kind – a tiny place with lots of overworked brains cooped up competing with one another. Hence, none of the Singaporean elite could think out of the box even if they wanted to do for fear of antagonising Daddy.

    Quote Franklin D Roosevelt 1933. ” The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

    Unfortunately for the Singaporeans, we Malaysians have the best crystal ball in the World which is Singapore.

    Before 2000 and the World of the Net, I paid monthly visits to Singapore for business information from friends, tycoons, bankers and taxi-drivers which are at least one month in advance of what was served in Kuala Lumpur.

    Soon, I had Singaporean handlers looking into my activities in pursuit of my business of corporate re-structuring. They wasted time and money by looking and monitoring the wrong person.

    As it is now confirmed, Singapore’s problems are entirely of Lee Kuan Yew’s own making and have nothing to do with anyone else. History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth. He implemented 47 Failed Public Policies in his Life-time.

    IF LEE KUAN YEW MISSED INVESTING IN 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 PER OUNCE BEFORE THE YEAR 2000, WHO IS TO BLAME ?

    The report on Singapore’s falling export trade in August, 2019, continued

    ” The factory output of Singapore plunged in August by the most in almost four years, a sign that the city state’s manufacturing down turn could be deepening.. Industrial production dropped 8% from a year earlier, the weakest since December 2015 and worst than all the forecasts in a BLOOMBERG survey of economists.”

    With informative reports like this, we Malaysians understand in advance the mind-sets of the Singapore Government with Malaysia in relationship to the TPPA/CPTPP/CREP, the Lee Kuan Yew created Malaysia/Malays/SMEs Killer and more.

    Not only that, this information casts an important light on HOW STRONG WILL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP BE TO WARD OFF EXTERNAL NEGATIVE FORCES ATTEMPTING TO ENSLAVE US, THE FRIENDLY AND HOSPTABLE MALAYSIANS ?

    We all certainly want to live, survive and enjoy Life under a TRUSTWORTHY AND COMPETENT NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE ! Who doesn’t ?

    Further, by taking the wrong step and being EXCLUSIVE, Lee Kuan Yew MISSED THE FULL INTENT AND ERROR BY THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE END OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989. TWO WEAPONS WERE INVOLVED AT ALL TIMES, TRADE AND WAR !

    Uncle Sam pushed his hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ which actually blessed the BRICS to grab Lee Kuan Yew’s ultra secret UNMENTIOINABLE AND QUESTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989, BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM. Overnight, Singapore lost her magic of garnering a fantastic monetary reserve of nearly US$ 600 Billion – 1 Trillion housed in the GIC 1948-1989.

    As is now recorded in history, the finest arbiter of the Truth, Singapore is the SOLE CASUALTY POST COLD WAR 1948-1989. THE BRICS THE SOLE WINNERS.

    Hence, it is alright for super nations to rectify what they thought were mistakes. The US-Sino Trade War and other trade wars will be with us for sometime because the World’s super-power wants to right a wrong in her National Interest.

    We Malaysians must have enlightened mind-sets as advised by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in keeping with the times.

    Information will open our eyes, our minds and our thoughts to achieve greater things for our beloved Malaysia. See what is happening to Singapore now without the leadership of bombastic Lee Kuan Yew.

    A normal and competent Leadership of any country including the United States and Britain is most relevant like our beloved Malaysia today.

    GOOD LEADERS ARE BORN, NOT MADE WITHOUT REFERRING TO OTHER EXAMPLES..

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Singapore is a good crystal ball for us Malaysians. I have always been pro-Singapore from young like you.

  120. mubarakchan Sep 30,2019 11:08 PM

    Tun

    There is a gathering of momentum created by interested parties to discover the end of your tenure as the Prime Minister of our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat.

    I will tell these busy-bodies that only our beloved Tun knows best. The headline, thus

    ‘ ‘ 3 MORE YEARS AT THE MOST – MAHATHIR SAYS HE WILL THEN BOW OUT. ‘

    History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    When you announced that you would retire in October 2003, Lee Kuan Yew planned his Free Trade Scheme with the intention of enslaving our beloved Malaysia to save his Singapore and his Legacy for his inheritors.

    Other plans were to make the Malaysians run to The Hague to find out about the status of Pulau Batu Putih even though our Governments 1957-2003 were certain it belonged to Malaysia. With a judicial sleigh of hand, Malaysia lost.

    And all Lee Kuan Yew’s cohorts sharpened their brains to plan for the journey to the land of the low-hanging fruits which was our beloved Malaysia.

    This was the 2nd round of creaming the goodies of Malaysia by the famished Singaporeans. The 1st round began with the 1962 Water Agreement 1962-2000.

    The Second Round of harvesting Malaysian assets by Singapore from 2004-2018 could be listed as follows :

    1. Pulau Batu Puteh. 2. KTM lands and rails. 3. Air space encroachment. 4. The Avenue. 5. The UMNO owned NSTP Chief Editors Chair which also included a Sime Darby Apache Deal. 6. The 4th Floor Boys showed the quickest Way to the opened doors of the Khazanah. 7. Big bucks from 1MDB. 8. HSR will be paid 90% by Malaysia as the train runs 90% on Malaysian soil. 9. The Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer signed but not ratified. 10. In 2005, an International Trade Arbitration Centre for the TPPA. 11. Sale of Kim Securities to Maybank for RM 1.2 Billion.12. Miscellaneous.

    Malaysia gained nothing from Singapore 2004-2018. Stupid.

    TUN THAT WAS WHAT COULD BE PERCEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 2003.

    HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH.

    Our beloved Malaysia lost ALL OF WHAT SINGAPORE DESIRED !

    In June, 2009, Lee Kuan Yew aged 85, paid a visit to our beloved Malaysia, THE FUTURE ENSLAVED COLONY OF SINGAPORE to exhort his digits, cohorts, troops, swallows, ducks, spies, tycoons, treasonous Civil Servants, fellow travelling politicians, MCA leaders in red mandarin silks, tea for two off Jalan Duta and on the way to the airport, a perfunctory visit to our beloved Tun.

    Thereafter, MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. All Lee Kuan Yew contrived initiatives failed.

    As I said always, it is up to Tun to decide for the future which is our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat. The above facts are self-explanatory.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. WE MUST ALL REMEMBER THAT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IS NO ORDINARY PRIME MINISTER. He is a giant of our time who saved a country and her peoples in the NICK OF TIME FROM ENSLAVEMENT BY LITTLE SINGAPORE VIA THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP. He decides what is best for ALL taking into consideration recent history – the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

  121. mubarakchan Sep 30,2019 10:27 PM

    Tun,

    Over the week-end, it was announced that the Investigative Report on the LTAT and its Group of companies, Boustead Plantations was completed – a large Malay Trust administered by Trustees. This will give an overview for all to see the extent of malfeasance which took place therein in recent times, thus

    1. ‘ AUDIT EXPOSES FINANCIAL IRRECULARITIES AT LTAT. THE EVENTS INCLUDING OVERSTATEMENT OF ASSETS, TOOK PLACE UNDER LODIN’S WATCH.’

    2. ‘ LTAT FINISHES ASSESSMENT. ARMED FORCES FUND FINDS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES.’

    3. The Edge, 15 April 2019, ‘ CRUNCH TIME FOR BOUSTEAD. QUESTIONS ABOUT BOUSTEAD PLANTATIONS RM 750 MILLION LAND BUY IN SABAH. ‘

    4. Over the week-end at the UN, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, ‘ IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO RETRIEVE STOLEN MONEY FROM THE WESTERN COUNTRIES.’

    Today, an official of the LTAT Group said that there were no criminal acts found in the assessed accounts by the professional accountants.

    This fellow does not know that all accountants tell us that even if a ringgit could not be placed, this fact might lead to the discovery of millions of ringgits missing. It is time for all Trusts to have Trustees who understand MONEY.

    This infamous oil palm estate in Sabah was well-known as a PONDAN estate. It was in the market for over 20 years at half the price of RM 750 Million paid by LTAT/Boustead Plantations.

    Not only that, the estate consisted only of about 12,000 acres which cost RM 750 Million. This worked out to be the highest price paid for an acre of unproductive oil palm without valuation and without normal mature oil palms.

    In other words, for so much money, Boustead Plantations bought an empty piece of land for RM 750 Million just before the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs were ousted on 9 May 2018.

    With this damning report of the inside activities of the LTAT Group concerning money which ballooned its debts to OVER RM 2 BILLION. any member of the public so aggrieved should make a Report to the Police and the MACC.

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our beloved Malaysia must retrieve all THE STOLEN MONEY BY THESE CROOKS EVEN IF IT TAKES 100 YEARS.

  122. mubarakchan Sep 30,2019 12:08 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.

    This MCA Leader used Sime Darby to whip up the chauvinism of the Malaysian Chinese after 1976 for his own ends. To be effective, this MCA Leader called me a ‘MALAY BUM SUCKER’ to stimulate the Chinese. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THOSE WHO SUPPORTED HIM ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM HIS ISLAND CLAN LOST HUGE SUMS OF MONEY. He was alright in money terms but paid for it in kind by being charged as a felony by both sides of the Causeway.

    I suppose MCA Leaders will be left high and dry by their paternalistic politics when they do not understand the important words like SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST after decades in the political game.

    Recently, a young dying Singaporean medical consultant said,’ MONEY WILL NOT BUY HAPPINESS IN THIS WORLD.’

  123. mubarakchan Sep 29,2019 11:46 PM

    Tun,

    There are certain headlines against your forthcoming attendance at the MALAY DIGNITY CONGRESS next month, thus

    1. ” DR M TO DELIVER FINAL MESSAGE AT MALAY CONGRESS DUE TO THREATS FROM HYPOCRITES.”

    2. ” MCA VEEP SAYS DR M ATTENDING MALAY CONGRESS WILL AGGRAVATE TENSIONS.”

    It is good very good that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will attend this important Malay Congress because he is the only Statesman with the standing to present his views and advice for the majority community of Malaysia.

    He is not only qualified to do so but also his record of Leadership in Malaysian politics stretched back to the 1950s when the majority was not born yet. Because of our peculiar historical history and the eagerness of fake politicians to twist and turn facts to gain an advantage, the Rakyat always require a person who is properly qualified to advice, guide and visualize the events to come in the name of peace and harmony.

    I expect him to highlight the following points, thus

    1. ‘THERE IS NO GREATER FEAR THAN THE FEAR OF FEAR ITSELF.” F.D. Roosevelt 1933. That Malaysia’s progress in peace, harmony and prosperity which were with us for centuries, can only be achieved by ALL RAKYAY to push the wheel of success to create a better GDP.

    2. The Malays have come a long way thanks to the 4 distinguished and honest Prime Ministers the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad WHO ALL SAFE-GUARDED THE MALAYS TO THE PRESENT GLITTERING HEIGHTS. THE NON-MALAYS BENEFITTED TOO.

    3. THE MALAYS SUFFERED 14 YEARS OF SET-BACKS FROM 2004-2018 WHICH BY RIGHT THE MALAY MIDDLE INCOME GROUP SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED AND EXPANDED AS WELL AS THE FISHERFOLK, FARMERS AND PLANTERS. CONCOMITANTLY THE NON-MALAYS WOULD BE BENEFITTED AS WELL. This did not happen 2004-2018. But the New and Incorruptible Government will hasten the Recovery Process to the best of tis ability which it is doing now.

    4. A FEW BAD EGGS AT THE TOP WILL NOT AFFECT THE REST OF THE MALAYS WHO ARE STILL LIKE ALL THE NON-MALAYS – NORMAL.

    Our beloved Malaysia was fortunate we had 4 distinguished, qualified and honest Prime Ministers being the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to guide our beloved Malaysia and the Rakyat from 1957-2003, 46 years.

    From 2004 to 2018, the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs took over and did nothing which is in the interest of Sovereignty and National Interest to safeguard the well-being in the years to come. Our beloved Malaysia was brought down to her knees – a once rich country which is now poor created by her own elected representative.

    In other words, ALL money were stolen from the Government coffers with an ADDITIONAL RM 1 Trillion Government Debt. These irresponsible Leaders took now and forgot the future.

    During this period of Self Indulgence and Self Interest, all Malaysians suffered – the Malays the most – loss of 30%-59% because of the loss of Govt. subsidies, The non-Malays at least 30%. All our WEALTH was thinned out by inflation, ringgit depreciation, drop in property values and salaries, unemployment, etc.

    IT IS TIMELY THAT ALL MALAYSIANS ARE TOLD BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD THAT UNDER HIS CREDITABLE AND HONEST LEADERSHIP, ALL WILL BE RECOVERED EVENTUALLY AND THE CROOKS PUT INTO JAIL.

    Malaysia must be the ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN WHICH A GANG OF ELECTED POLITICIANS GANG RAPED THEIR OWN COUNTRY COMPLETELY OF ITS FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF A ONCE RICH COUNTRY TO MAKE IT POOR.

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    The MCA served its community well in the 1950s-1960s. Thereafter, MCA had leaders who could remit S$ 100 Million from Singapore to the Hong Kong accounts of girl friends via my friend in the mid-1980s.

    The same MCA Leader called me a ‘MALAY BUM SUCKER’ because my 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby PLC not only benefitted the Malays but also the non-Malays – was in the NATIONAL INTEREST and was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamazah.

    My 1972 Sime Darby Concept was to put the Malays on the fast trek to do big business and avoid obstructing the non-Malays to do their businesses because as at 13 May 1969, the Malays had only 2% of the economy’s assets, the British had 70% of the best and the Chinese 25% of the third rate.

    This MCA Leader walloped Benta Berhad from Sime Darby with the help of the ex-MCA Chairman. In 1990, he walloped 2,000 acres of Nova Scotia Estate of Sime Darby, near Rawang for only RM 4 Million with the assistance of Sime Darby’s Malaysian Management. This land was shuffled up to RM 88 Milion via a listed company and sold to Selangor Perangsaan and a Chinese who specialised in developing tropical slums.

    With a long record of business dealings by MCA Leaders, how can anyone from MCA be qualified to be political these days ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We all have our TRUST in you. Keep smiling.

  124. mubarakchan Sep 25,2019 7:42 PM

    Tun

    A major issue on the Poverty Rate in Malaysia has become a matter of serious concern.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs claimed in 2016 that it was only 0.6 per cent.

    In recent weeks, a UN expert Philip Alston disputed this figure as being too low at RM 980 per month as the Malaysian poverty rate line. It was suggested to be nearer RM 2,000 per month.

    The new figure gives a revised Poverty Rate at 16 per cent to 20 per cent. As trained scientists, we can only accept factual and scientifically collated statistics. Or else the whole of the World will be up-side down with fudged statistics.

    I have noted for decades that the Statistics Department needed up-grading. Also, the agency known as SIRIM which governs standards should face the same fate. Both have vital roles to play. Both seemed to be Cinderallas, forgotten and neglected because these have NO POWER OR MONEY. Still, these Agencies do play a vital role in the conduct of the planning of the Government’s Policies with an overview of all Rakyat which come under their aegis.

    As it is, the latest UN expose’ on the poverty rate line of Malaysia reveals a huge discrepancy between the TRUTH AND FICTION.

    As Phlip Alston the UN expert rightly pointed out that ” ACTUAL POVERTY RATES ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN OFFICIAL FIGURES SUGGEST AND THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO RE-ASSESS HOW IT MEASURES POVERTY SO THAT THE HARDSHIPS MANY MALAYSIANS EXPERIENCE IS NOT CONJURED OUT OF EXISTENCE BY A STATISTICAL SLEIGHT OF HAND. LARGE PARTS ARE LEFT BEHIND AND MANY PEOPLE LIVING ABOVE THE OFFICIAL POVERTY LINE ARE IN FACT IN POVERTY.”

    As I often said in recent times, the Corrupt BN Leadership with its wanton financial rape and vandalism of our beloved Malaysia between 2004-2018 brought her to her knees.

    THE WHOLE COUNTRY BECAME POOR AND IMPOVERISHED. NO ONE WAS EXCEPTED, THE RICH AND THE POOR’S WEALTH WAS REDUCED BY 30 per cent – 50 per cent DURING THIS PERIOD 2004 – 2018. This is the stark problem today which faces us. The brutality of the Corrupt BN Government Leadership knew no bounds.

    Our beloved Malaysia cannot avoid from being POOR when over RM 1.5 Trillion was siphoned out of the country between 2002 – 2018 as reported by the UN, World Bank, IMF Annual Reports.

    For the Corrupt BN Government to fudge the Statistics on Poverty, this is what I have called DECEITFUL. Therefore, these crooks with the fake figures in mind, brazenly TOOK ALL THE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS ON THE FAKE ASSUMPTION THAT MALAYSIA WAS RICH.

    Yes ! All countries are rich as long as the Revenue and Expenditure of the Government are BALANCED. In our beloved Malaysia’s case, the crooks just financially raped and vandalised ALL on a false assumption concocted by themselves which is now exposed by the UN.

    There is no doubt that Government Policies cannot rely on FALSE ASSUMPTIONS which in Malaysia’s case have turned a once Rich country into a Poor one.

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan. Bring back the Trillions of ringgit. I am certain all countries of the World will assist us, nice and hospitable Malaysians !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  125. twinpeaks Sep 25,2019 10:34 AM

    More turmoil and drama in the United Kingdom. First it was Parliament who defied the people by delaying Brexit. Now the judiciary, who is supposed to be apolitical, is using its power in effect to stop Brexit, however the judges want to dress it as. So both Parliament and Judiciary are going against its own people, acting as if they know better than the voters, on how to think. Only the Prime Minister and the Executive are with the people, no matter what.
    It is a very testing time for world democracy, when people who are elected to represent the nation, and now a group of unelected judges (!), are not practicing what they preach.

  126. mubarakchan Sep 25,2019 10:24 AM

    Tun

    Hooray ! Our classic Malaysian mornings with sunshine and blue skies are back this morning after many weeks of our beloved Kuala Lumpur shrouded in pea-soup fog like in ye olde wintry London.

    Even my missing friends the bulbuls nesting in the young banyan tree in front of my house, returned for a perfunctory visit. Their chirping warmed my thoughts.

    But unfortunately and typically, all is forgotten and forgiven about yesterday in a flash until next August when the same will come back with greater impact and vengeance. And so it is with Humankind whether in Malaysia or Hong Kong.

    The Rakyat was meek and mild between 2004-2018 when the unexpected became the expected of human greed and weakness of the flesh.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, raped and vandalised our beloved Malaysia financially.

    Even today, the Rakyat has not reacted to this which brought down our beloved Malaysia to her knees and all our WEALTH, like land assets, ringgit, standard of living, jobs, salaries etc depreciated by at least 30%-50%.

    Just yesterday, my favourite nasi lemak jumped RM 1 from RM 3.50 to RM 4.50 ! It used to be only 75 sens !

    Like this, how could the Malays be weaned from their crutches ? Time and money lost from 2004-2018 as all the evidence confirmed.

    The above-mentioned sufferings of ALL could be explained by the following headlines, thus :

    1. ” LIM: GOVT NEGOTIATING WITH CHINA. CONTRACTORS PAID 88PC OF CONTRACT VALUE OF RM 9.3B THOUGH ONLY 13PC OF PROJECTS COMPLETED.”

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    2. ” PROF JOMO: IT IS NOT LATE TO CANCEL THE ECRL PROJECT. ”

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    3. ” GOVT. TO PAY COMPENSATION FOR DELAY IN THE HSR PROJECT.”

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    On the above-mentioned useless and gigantic projects, it is now alleged in Court that these were related to the bailing out of 1MDB.

    Prof Jomo is correct as an economics expert – CANCEL THE WHOLE LOT AND SAVE THE MONEY FOR OUR FISHERMEN, FARMERS AND PLANTERS AND STRENGTHEN THE MALAY MIDDLE INCOME GROUP SO THAT THE NON-MALAYS BENEFIT AS WELL.

    The poverty in Malaysia today was caused by the raping and vandalism of the Nation’s financial reserves by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.( hundreds of them ). Vide, UN, World Bank, IMF Reports. Between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion was siphoned out to overseas.

    Because of these shameful acts, POVERTY RETURNED TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. It has nothing to do with the airy-fairy STATISTICS.

    Further headlines for noting, thus :-

    4. ” UNPRINCIPLED LEADERS WANT MALAYS TO STAY SHACKLED.” This headline should be,

    ” THE MALAYS REMAIN SHACKLED BECAUSE ALL THEIR MONIES WERE STOLEN BY UNPRINCIPLED LEADERS BETWEEN 2004-2018.” This is factual. The other headline is emotional confusion.

    5. ” LET’S SET ASIDE OUR EGOS TO BOOST UNITY.” This headline is not only misleading but factually wrong. It should be thus,

    ” IT’S NOT OUR EGOS, RACE OR RELIGION, IT’S THE EMPTY COFFERS LEFT BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018, STUPID.”

    6. ” UPS AND DOWNS IN A NATION’S LIFE. ” This fellow must have taken a holiday in Mars between 2004-2018 or he is a Martian. He puts the blame on something airy-fairy AND NOT ON THE WANTON RAPE AND VANDALISM BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs which left the Government coffers completely empty and a titanic debt of over RM 1 Trillion.

    Sir, as it is said, ” No money. No honey.”

    I reckon only two tragedies happened in our beloved Malaysia between 1957 to 2018. BOTH WERE CREATED BY OUR OWN HANDS. The first was unintentional and the second deliberate.

    i) 13 May 1969 Tragedy which was human made through many factors.

    The main factor was the ignorance and complacency of the Ministers of Finance 1957-1969.

    The British Colonial Currency Board Policy was permitted to continue even after Merdeka. This Policy meant that a country only spent what it earned. This created an illiquid economy with the rich getting richer, the poor became poorer. The Currency Board was only disbanded in 1972. I was there.

    ii) 2004-2018. The Dark Age of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    The Second Tragedy caused by elected crooks who were IMMORAL AND DECEITFUL. Even with all the suffering by the Rakyat today, there is no expression of regrets and remorse by them, top to bottom

    During this period, a rich country like our beloved Malaysia was raped and vandalised financially by those the Rakyat elected into POWER. Malaysia is now POOR and lack money to do her traditional projects for the benefit of ALL RAKYAT. This sad state of affair is of our own making by being meek and mild during 2004-2018.

    PLEASE SEE THAT IT IS NOT EGOS, RACE OR RELIGION BUT THE TOTAL THEFT OF GOVERNMENT MONEY BY CROOKS 2004-2018 WHICH IS THE PROBLEM TODAY FOR THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT TO SUBSIDIZE OR SPEND MORE IN KEEPING WITH OUR TRADITIONAL POLICIES 1957-2003 TO BENEFIT THE RAKYAT.

    This sad Malaysian event is exactly like what is happening in Hong Kong today. The Hong Kong folk was meek and mild in 1984 when a UN Guarantee should have been obtained for the 1984 Agreement. Now, with all the sound, fire and fury, it is absolutely ineffective because there is no locus standi to change the 1984 Agreement. The die was cast long long ago in 1984.

    7. ” MALAYSIA NEEDS A PRO-GROWTH BUDGET – SERC.” Sounds great. But where is the money, dear sir ?

    All the money was stolen by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. NOT ONLY THAT OUR BELOVED COUNTRY IS FURTHER SADDLED WITH A RM 1 TRILLION OF DEBTS DUE FROM THE GOVERNMENT !

    8. ” KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED FOR MEASURES TO SPUR PROPERTY MARKET.”

    The fact is the over-supply of housing units in Malaysia was caused by 14 years of corruption and abuse of approvals by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. The huge number of approvals was caused by wanton corruption and abuse without controls.

    i) The New and Incorruptible Government can easily push this property market if :-

    a. The Government has the money
    b. The banks are in good order.
    c. The economy is sound and stable.

    ii) If the Government just release the brakes and declare that there is no limit on lending by banks to customers to buy properties, overnight the market will fly.

    BUT WOULD ANY PRUDENT AND RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT DARES TO BE SO RECKLESS IN THE FACE OF GROSS FINANCIAL THEFT BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. At least Malaysia’s famed mornings of sunshine and blue skies have returned. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  127. mubarakchan Sep 24,2019 10:07 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT, ” MALAYS WITHOUT CRUTCHES “.

    It is alleged that the ex-scholars of the Federal Government and its Agencies are owed billions of ringgits by them. High Government Officials have complained about this state of affairs from time to time. I noticed the sum of money owed by these ex-scholars seemed to have reached a grid-lock – impossible to re-pay the loans given the circumstances as created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite, GLCs/SOEs.

    I believe the explanation of this state of awkward affair is due to the NEGLECT AND ABANDONMENT OF THE AGE-OLD POLICIES BY THE SINGAPOEAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE GLCs/SOEs.

    Traditionally, the Federal Government expands our Malaysian economy by spending on development which did not happen between 2004-2018. This spending creates jobs, salaries, etc with the snowball effect of the money seeping throughout the whole economic system

    During the Corrupt BN Government the money was siphoned off from the public system into private pockets. This resulted in the non-creation of jobs, salaries, etc. which snowballed into a money-less VOID FOR THE RAKYAT.

    How to re-pay the Federal Government and its Agencies when the economy was stagnant as created by the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 ?

  128. mubarakchan Sep 24,2019 9:48 AM

    Tun

    Our beloved Malaysia is such an interesting country with her diversity of many communities living in peace and harmony for so many centuries. Sometimes, we forget that many countries in the World have different communities living in conflict next to each other. The latter is not a happy state of affairs.

    And yet, some of our Malaysians without regard to facts and history keep on harping on certain reforms which could only come about in a homogenous community or Society.

    For example, the creation of the 6 million middle income Malay families from zero base on 13 May 1969 by our beloved Tun singlehandedly was in itself astounding.

    Yet after October 2003, these urbanised Malaysians were LEFT IN THE LURCH BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs because SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. The raping and thefts of public coffers went on for 14 years at a time when the 6 million families middle income Malays should have been further expanded and sustained. No ! They were all forgotten.

    IN TURN THIS LEFT THE NON-MALAY 6 MILLION MIDDLE INCOME GROUP IN A LURCH. Both groups which made up the political stability and resilience of a Nation were not only neglected but also floundering without a LEADERSHIP.

    A rich country made poor by its own elected representatives 2004-2018.

    Within the context of this horrible and avoidable void cause by neglect, self-indulgence and self-interest, THERE ARE CALLS FOR THE MALAYS TO ABANDON THEIR CRUTCHES.

    I disagree on this call because the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 neglected and abandoned not only the Malaysian Middle Income Groups but also the farmers, fishermen and planters by RAPING AND VANDALISING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA which resulted in zero public service efforts. Much time was lost – 14 years of neglect of the whole Malaysian Society of 31 millions souls.

    Only in Malaysia, we see such absurd tolerance of CORRUPTION AND THEFT OF PUBLIC MONEY openly and without protests by the Rakyat – 2004-2018.

    WHEN THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 WAS FLUSHED WITH FUNDS, NOTHING WAS DONE FOR THE RAKYAT ACCORDING TO OUR AGE-OLD GOVERNMENT POLICIES.

    This was the right time to strengthen the wherewithal of the Malays in preparation for their future advancement WITHOUT CRUTCHES.

    What we got here was complete neglect and abandonment which was distracted by the absurd NS training camps which were set-up with the usual absurd excuse,’ It is good for Singapore.’ But the fact was the NS System was corrupt from top to bottom by the billions of ringgits with nothing to show for it.

    Now the coffers of the New and Incorruptible Government lack money due to the wanton rape and vandalism of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring Government 2004-2018.

    How to remove the crutches from the Malays who were abandoned by their elected BN Government 2004-2018 ?

    In other words, THE MALAYS WERE ABANDONED BY THE BN GOVERNMENT AT MID-STREAM AFTER CROSSING THE RIVER AS WERE ENCOURAGED. 14 PRECIOUS YEARS AND MONEY WERE LOST DUE TO THE SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST OF THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RAKYAT.

    At the present moment, without the lubricant for success which is money, no one can really determine how to wean the crutches from the Malays as we the Non-Malays ARE ALSO SUFFERING TOO IN A FORMERLY RICH COUNTRY RAPED AND VANDALISED DRY OF MONEY AND ALL OUR WEALTH HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 30%-50% BY THESE CROOKS WHO ALL HAVE FAT BANK ACCOUNTS OVERSEAS.

    Do not forget that those monies as mentioned in the High Court cases are but just a tiny tip of THE GIGANTIC ICEBERG OF STOLEN MONEY DEPOSITED OVERSEAS AS CONFIRMED BY THE UN, WORLD BANK AND IMF ANNUAL REPORTS WHICH STATED RM 1.5 TRILLION WERE SIPHONED OVERSEAS 2002-2018 !

    With such statistics, how to remove the crutches from the Malays who are already badly affected by the lack of Government funds, and indirectly the Non-Malays suffer as well because of our CONSTITUTION ! Money which should have been used for the ADVANCEMENT OF ALL BUT NOW IN THE DEEP POCKET OF A FEW DEPOSITED OVERSEAS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with your MIND-SET. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  129. mubarakchan Sep 24,2019 1:10 AM

    Tun,

    THE SECOND ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT ON THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP AS CRAFTED BY THE SNEAKY LEE KUAN YEW.

    Let us compare the mind-sets of TWO GIANTS we all know. On the one hand, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and on the other, Lee Kuan Yew.

    On our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was detested by those who were lackadaisical because they did not perform to our Tun’s little black book which all doctors carry. So these lay-abouts called him authoritarian. What is so authoritarian by pointing out to lazy fellows who malinger which all doctors hate.

    Then, we have the scandalous closest aides who all pretended to our Tun that they understood his advice on the 88th Floor but actually their mind-sets were in the basement working on how much they could WALLOP with the POWER entrusted to them THEY ALL WALLOPED WITHOUT EXCEPTION BUT FOR ONE.

    There was always the red line in the sand which should not be crossed. They all caused the scandals and blamed their patron.

    A foreigner even used his patron’s name to kick out Tun’s friend so that he could sell billions of ringgits of cheap and unvalued assets to his friends in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Thereafter, he could collect Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece. This crooked fellow was carrying our distinguished and capable Tan Sri Basir Ismail’s Samsonite in a small JB factory only 10 years before this.

    The scandals created by the CLOSEST AIDES ARE LEGEND AMONGST BUSINESS CIRCLES.

    Why do I always mentioned our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as HUMBLE ?

    Here are the TRUE reasons, thus :-

    1. How many Malaysians know that our Tun encouraged an ordinary Japanese restaurateur to set up shop in Kuala Lumpur ? I am not talking about his famous bakery shops but an ordinary Japanese person from Hokkaido. By chance, I met him at his restaurant and he proudly showed me a photo showing him and our Tun standing side by side. This Japanese investor has made good and returned to Hokkaido and invited me to visit him sometime. His name was Mori.

    2. How many Malaysians are aware that our Tun encouraged a Bosnian refugee to set up a chain of pizzeria and cafes in Kuala Lumpur from scratch with just some seed money from a friend ? This Bosnian made good as well – a story I know very well as his Bosnian refugee employees were my tenants. I could monitor the progress of their Boss from zero to millions of ringgits by capitalizing on the cuisine needs of the KL folk. Another success story due to our beloved Tun.

    3. How many Malaysians have bumped into Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah at the Ampang Park and Sogo Malls at about 8.30 p.m. ? I bumped into them by accident. There was only one bodyguard with them.

    The above-mentioned facts are true indications of why our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is HUMBLE but with a POWERFUL MIND-SET.

    4. During our beloved Tun’s 22 year Administration, all his concepts were correct BUT ALL WERE LET DOWN BY THE CLOSEST AIDES EXCEPT ONE. HE APPLIED ONLY BROAD STROKES ON THE HUGE MALAYSIA CANVAS WITH HARDLY A FAILURE IN POLICY. THE EVIDENCE IS FOR ALL TO SEE.

    At the end, the total debt was only RM 350 Billion in 2003 after 22 years, unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which left a titanic debt of over RM 1 Trillion after 14 years in office – 2004-2018. WITH NOTHING TO ACCOUNT FOR IT !

    On Lee Kuan Yew who was obsessed with himself and Malaysia the whole Life-long, his sneaky way of extracting the 1962 Water Agreement spoke volumes of the man who always liked to win and was a bad loser.

    The list of the many sneaky ways which Singapore gained advantage over Malaysia from 1962 – 2018 are as long as both arms.

    With the continuous blasts of his cleverness and competence via the media all over the World, information was dished out by the out-sized Singapore Ministry of Information using government resources. At the end of the day, he was found to be a GIANT with feet of clay. During his Lifetime, he promulgated at least 47 failed Public Policies. The notable ones are as follows :-

    i) Lee Kuan Yew created Singapore’s Anti-Cambridge and godless neo-communistic Political System bolstered by apparatchiks and GLCs supported by the West.

    ii) Lee Kuan Yew’s 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 to produce Singaporean geniuses was an utter failure which was withdrawn in the early 1980s. Instead of geniuses, today Singapore has only 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011.

    iii) Lee Kuan Yew’s obsession to do down our beloved Malaysia brought him meagre returns like the rocks of Pulau Batu Puteh, KTM lands and rails, even the 1962 Water Agreement etc which do not amount to much in the 21st Century. All Singapore got from 1962 to 2018 ARE SMALL MINDED THINGS AS BEFIT A NATION WITH A KIASU MIND ! At the end of the day, our beloved Malaysia is one of 4 important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    iv) Lee Kuan Yew who prided himself to be a genius could not THINK out of the box like our beloved Tun.

    HE MISSED THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF HIS LIFE BY FAILING TO INVEST IN 4,000 TONS OF GOLD BEFORE 2000 AT US$ 300 per ounce. What brought his downfall was his adulation of the West and all its values.

    He could not free himself from his tomes which never left him since his peak days at Cambridge. In other words, it is sad to note that Lee Kuan Yew despite all his self-acclaimed mental prowess, JUST COULD NOT THINK OUT OF THE BOX UNLIKE OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD AND HIS MINDSET. It is just like comparing chalk and cheese. One is a true GIANT whilst the other was a GIANT with feet of clay. Hence, he missed GOLD, a Life-saver for Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy and his inheritors.

    The golden opportunity for Singapore to use GOLD as a international political leverage is gone forever. It was as simple as that. Unfortunately, Lee Kuan Yew missed controlling just one important commodity to rule Malaysia and the World.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Without GOLD, only 4,000 tons of it, SINGAPORE IS NOW IN A REAL DILEMMA WHATEVER THIS MEANS.

    GOLD could have created a new industry of banks, security warehouses, jewellery, refineries, bonds, etc and Singapore on top of the World with the Superpowers the United States 7,000 tons, Germany 4,000 tons, France 3,000 tons, Italy 3,000 tons, Russia 2,000 tons, India 1,000 tons and China 2,000 tons.

    GOLD would have made Lee Kuan Yew a true GIANT like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who did it WITHOUT GOLD. But instead, Lee Kuan Yew is proven to have feet of clay at the end of the day. It was the MINDSET as our Tun had said many a-time or the ability to think out of the box.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  130. mubarakchan Sep 23,2019 3:12 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS ON TPPA/CPTPP/CREP – The Malaysia/Malays/SMEs KILLER.

    For many years, I have been dead against the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew’s creation of the Free Trade Scheme which morphed into Obama’s TPPA after October 2008. And eventually the CPTPP after being aborted by Trump through Singapore’s hidden efforts.

    Here are TWO LEARNED ACADEMICIANS WHO PUT FORWARD SOLID ARGUMENTS WITH STATISTICS THAT THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP IS BUNKUM FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    In other words, these learned academicians’ honest advice here IGNORED BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs. in their haste to betray our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat for filthy lucre WITHOUT DUE CONSIDERATION FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST.

    For my fellow compatriots, the references are as follows. By reading them, you understand the DECEIT, THE BS OR BLUFFOLOGY WHICH THE CROOKS TRIED TO HOOD WINK US INTO SUBMISSION AS THE SLAVES OF SINGAPORE FOREVER BY RATIFYING THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP – THE SNEAKY TRAP CREATED BY LEE KUAN YEW FOR THE SURVIVAL OF SINGAPORE AND HER INHERITORS.

    1. Prof. Jomo – His written opinion on the TPPA/CPTPP/CREP in relation to Malaysia. Vide. Social Media.

    2. UNCTAD. BACKGROUND PAPER. ‘ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (TPPA): IMPLICATIONS FOR MALAYSIA’S DOMESTIC VALUE-ADDED TRADE. RASHMI BANGA. UNCTAD.

    Please note TEXTILES ARE NO LONGER A BIG TICKET ITEM SINCE THE ENTRY OF CHINA IN 1982. Without this, the whole lot of items concerning Malaysia is just one big BS.

    BY STUDYING THIS UNCTAD BACKGROUND PAPER NO. RVC-12, you will understand HOW TREACHEROUS THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS CORRUPT ELITE WERE IN THEIR HASTE TO SELL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND ITS RAKYAT TO SINGAPORE – THE SOLE BENEFICIARY OF THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP.

    We the Rakyat become Singapore’s slaves forever if any incumbent Government ratifies this evil and wicked Agreement. AND FOREVER BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR OUR ECONOMIC INEQUALITY. Think !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  131. mubarakchan Sep 23,2019 10:22 AM

    Tun,

    Forever, Singapore seems to be making use of its many proxies to push for the RATIFICATION OF THE CPTPP BY MALAYSIA.

    As we all know by now the CPTPP is a TPPA without the United States market. We also know that the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew concocted a Free Trade Scheme after his Monopolistic Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades (1948-1989) were grabbed by the BRICS strangely with the blessing of Uncle Sam via his hegemonic spiel, “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.”

    Thereafter the lush years of Singapore collapsed by the turn of the 21st Century with Singapore in technical recession by 2002. Her GDP did not breach 3% GDP from 2002 to 2019 after the fizzy 7% GDP of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s derived from a sleepy colonial tropical port which the present day glittering 1st World Singapore could not match.

    And the striking headline in The Edge over the week-end blared out, ” CPTPP FOR TAIWAN AND MALAYSIA.”

    The author is a manager in a think tank which lacks knowledge and ideas.

    As a result, his urging for our beloved Malaysia to ratify this sneaky Lee Kuan Yew creation ex-TPPA without the United States market is only good for just arrived Martians and SINGAPORE.

    The article IGNORES OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST ALTOGETHER and the plight of the Rakyat involved in the SMEs all over the country.

    This fellow is just a MOUTHPIECE OF SINGAPORE USING TAIWAN AS AN EXCUSE TO FORCE THE ISSUE OF RATIFICIATION OF THE SNEAKY LEE KUAN YEW CREATION CPTPP to enslave our beloved Malaysia forever. Look at BREXIT !

    Once the TPPA/CPTPP is RATIFIED, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS ENSLAVED FOREVER BY THE 50 VOLUMES OF AGREEMENT SPECIALLY CRAFTED BY LEE KUAN YEW FOR THE LACKADAISICAL MALAYSIANS.

    His one page 1962 Water Agreement was enough to bowl over our beloved Malaysia.

    He even established an International Trade Arbitration Centre in 2005 in Singapore with great expectations to welcome the naïve, innocent and unsuspecting Malaysians who were expected to turn up in droves to the delight of Singapore’s legal profession. This has not happened yet because the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew was let down by his slow-moving abang-adeks in the Ulus. His friends got kicked out before they could say Lee Kuan Yew !

    The author also mentioned that Taiwan is the only country which our beloved Malaysia has no Trade Treaty yet. OK.

    Then, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WILL HAVE A TRADE TREATY WITH TAIWAN WITHOUT SINGAPORE IN THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP. It is that simple without Singapore so that Malaysia need not be involved in a sneaky Lee Kuan Yew TPPA/CPTPP trap to ensnare Malaysia and its lucrative middle income market FOR THE SOLE BENEFIT OF SINGAPORE.

    To enlighten the author, the TPPA/CPTPP/CREP is the KILLER FOR MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SMEs as crafted by the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew who bought up the whole of our beloved Malaysia’s governing apparatus of digits from 2004-2018.

    In June, 2009, at the age of 85, the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew who seldom bothered with the Ulus, paid a visit to exhort his digits, cohorts, spies, tycoons, treasonous Civil Servants, MCA leaders in red mandarin silks, Kelantanese, Penangites, a tea for two off Jalan Duta etc to ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THE TPPA/CPTPP FOR THE SURVIVAL OF SINGAPORE, HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS WHO ARE STILL PUSHING VERY HARD BEHIND THE SCENES, like this treasonous article WHICH ONLY CONSIDER MONEY BUT NOT SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST.

    SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST GOVERN TRADE AND NOT TRADE GOVERNS SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST. Common sense without an IDEA.

    IF THE MALAYSIANS OF MALAY ORIGIN LOSE THEIR BIRTHRIGHT AND LAND VIA THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP, TO WHERE DO THEY GO, MR MANAGER OF THIS IDEAS THINK TANK ? Any idea on this score, may I ask ? Taiwan or Singapore ?

    Our learned Prof Jomo must be choking from the haze and such blatant exhortations FOR THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP WITHOUT REGARD TO THE SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA !

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS THE RAKYAT, STUPID !

    Not only that, Malaysia conserved her WEALTH through 4 HONEST AND DISTINGUISHED PRIME MINISTERS, THE TUNKU, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, TUN HUSSEIN ONN AND OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, 1957-2003, now a manager of a little known think tank TRIES TO FORCE THE ISSUE OF RATIFYING A TREASONOUS SNEAKY LEE KUAN YEW CRAFTED TPPA/CPTPP/CREP MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SMEs KILLER at a time after the country was completely RAPED AND VANDALISED BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs.

    To remind some of our forgetful compatriots, SINGAPORE HAS ALREADY GONE THROUGH ONE ROUND OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WEAK MALAYSIAN BN LEADERSHIP 2003-2018. We lost national assets for nothing in return. The sneaky Lee Kuan Yew TPPA/CPTPP/CREP will seal our fate as Singapore’s slaves forever. THINK.

    This fellow in the tank does not think in a logical manner of looking at a problem in more than ONE DIMENSION like our beloved Tun. He should begin to consider problems in MORE THAN ONE DIMENSION which is the TPPA/CPTP/CREP – a multi-dimension sneaky Lee Kuan Yew crafted creation. Go and check from 1948 – the Rise and Fall of Singapore’s GDP 1948-2019. The facts are in the Singapore Government’s Statistics Report.

    Tun. the desperation of Singapore TO BREAK DOWN THE TARIFF WALL OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO ENSLAVE US ALL KNOWS NO BOUNDS.

    This desperation reveals the dire straits that Singapore has fallen into WITHOUT A BOMBASTIC LEADER AND NO HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    The Singapore Leadership knows very well that without a creditable and stable source of revenue like what they used to garner – the MONOPOLISTIC Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A TINY PLACE WITH 900,000 CHINESE MALES AGED 21-50 TO DO MUCH IN THIS ULTRA-SPEED TURBULENT WORLD COMPETING WITH GIANTS.

    There is only ONE WAY FOR SINGAPORE WHICH IS TO CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM. Have the Singapore Leadership got the guts and vision to do so ? The Malaysian cognoscenti must be sick of the sneaky ways of Lee Kuan Yew’s obsession to down our beloved Malaysia. IT IS SMALL MINDED.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem IF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA DOES NOT RATIFY THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP WHICH ARE KILLERS OF MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SMEs with the ENSLAVEMENT OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    For those who do not understand why the TPPA/CPTPP/CREP kills our beloved Malaysia/Malays/SMEs, IT IS BECAUSE SINGAPORE IS USING THE TPPA/CPTPP/CREP TO REVERT BACK TO THE COLONIAL TRADE SYSTEM OF PRE-MERDEKA.

    The Colonial System was all Malayans were consumers of British made goods imported from Singapore on a tariff free basis known as the Empire or Imperial Preference.

    So, how can anyone think properly when one’s ideas are lop-sided – first without considering Sovereignty and National Interest and second, ignorant of even a dram of our illustrious history ?

    History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth. With the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew crafted TPPA/CPTPP/CREP, after the Tariff Wall has been broken down through RATIFICATION, THE NON-MALAYS BECOME MIDDLE-MEN AGAIN LIKE FOR THE BRITISH. BUT THIS TIME FOR SINGAPORE WHICH FINANCES THESE CHINESE MIDDLE-MEN. Huge volumes of Singapore or re-labelled goods flood in at low prices to finish off the SMEs first. Then, the prices will rise.

    The beloved Malaysia we have worked so hard and sacrificed for has been enslaved by just a handful of traitors for filthy lucre.

  132. mubarakchan Sep 22,2019 2:21 PM

    Tun

    During this quiet Sunday morning a headline which should be concocted by anyone should be.” WHO KILLED THE GOLDEN GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGGS ASKED THE PUSSY CAT ?”

    Yes ! Any one of us the Rakyat must be concerned with the dire state of financial affairs created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which was the LOOPHOLE for unapproved monies to flow out into the blue yonder.

    Our Malaysian financial landscape now show the barren and devastated scenario of an atomic bomb attack. Completely empty of its vegetation and human habitation of Malay elite. One cannot believe that these rapacious vandals understood Mao Tze Dong’s ‘Empty City Strategy’ in their brutal haste to take what was not only on the table but the contents of the whole Malaysia house as well.

    These rapacious vandals of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 were exclusive. So much so, due to lack of human logistics of the intellectual kind, they resorted to the use of stupid fat little boys of no merit to carry out the tasks for them whilst they lounged around after 19 holes of golf. Financial scandals and bungles were a dime a dozen as expected from little boys.

    We the Rakyat did not understand all these but the whole World did. And their laughs at our meekness and mildness were loud and clear.

    A complete clean out of the Wealth of one of the rich Nations of the Word was carried out. Wealth which was derived from the hard-work of 4 honest and distinguished Prime Ministers, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and all the Rakyat during 4 generations of Prime Ministers 1957-2003.

    Any other country would have its mobs rioting in the streets at this wanton rape of a Nation’s Wealth but not so in our beloved Malaysia which seemed not to care about this brutal rape of a rich Nation’s Wealth by its own elected Leaders.

    The result was the rise of our cost of Living, the ringgit depreciated, our life style, property values, salaries, jobs and hopes all were reduced in real values by large measures.

    Yet, our Rakyat do not seem to be affected, understood or cared but blamed THE WHOLE CHARADE ON RACE AND RELIGION – something airy-fairy which no person can point a finger at.

    So, on this score, round and round the arguments on RACE AND RELGION went on as these gathered momentum. Some proud ex-Opposition Leaders are mum on these events because they are confused that it is not RACE AND RELIGION which are the real culprits of the piece but the LACK OF MONEY IN THE FEDERAL TREASURY’S COFFERS !

    The brutal rapacious vandals of the BN Government 2004-2018 raped what money available wholesale without any mercy.

    For starters, NONE OF THESE LEADERS EVER THOUGHT OF SAFE-GUARDINGTHE NATION IN BAD TIMES BY BUILDING UP A CREDIBLE RESERVE DURING GOOD TIMES.

    The price of a barrel of oil spiked up to US$ 110 a couple of times during the barren regime 2004-2018. There is no evidence as to what have happened to these petroleum riches which rightfully belong to the Rakyat. To where have these riches gone ? There were no projects to benefit the Rakyat between 2004-2018 after zooming up the Nation’s debt from RM 350 Billion to over RM 1 Trillion !

    THIS IS THE DEBT OR BORROWED MONEY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SURPLUS IN RELATION TO OUR TRADES ? Therefore, the unaccounted for money must be more than RM 1 Trillion as confirmed by the UN, World Bank and IMF Reports.

    During the Dark Age of our beloved Malaysia, what the Rakyat saw was the continuous flow of riches towards the apex of the POWER PYRAMID defying gravity.

    In one UN Report, a Malaysian nobody headed the list of 1,000,000 barrels of Saddam Hussein sanctioned oil allotment which was allotted to this fellow. When he was asked, the incumbent PM admitted he did not know what he signed !

    In a country which is our beloved Malaysia, once proud of its Administration and Financial Management from 1957-2003, how this disease of IMMORALITY took whole of the Government System’s digits overnight is indeed a subject worthy of further study in any university ?

    Supposedly worthy and well-ensconced Leaders were elected trustfully by the Rakyat into POWER.

    By deceit ( GLCs/SOEs ), overnight all the Nation’s WEALTH AND MALAY ELITE WERE GONE WITH THE WIND. 2004-2018.

    Yet, even after the discovery of the depth of this unfathomable financial rape by those in POWER, hardly anyone of the Rakyat seems to care for their great LOSS OF WEALTH WHICH I RECKON THE MALAYS LOST FROM 30% – 50% AND THE NON-MALAYS 30% OF THEIR WEALTH. Remarkable Malaysia !

    Are the Rakyat stunned by the daily to-ing and fro-ing of these ex-Leaders to the Courts ? Do they understand what had happened or worse if the New and Incorruptible Government did not oust these ineffective ex-Leaders ? Did the Rakyat notice that not one of these ex-BN Leaders expressed remorse and regrets at this GREAT HARM DONE TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSA AND HER RAKYAT – the total loss of their accumulated WEALTH BUILT-UP OVER 4 GENERATIONS OF HONEST AND DISTINGUISHED PRIME MINISTERS, THE TUNKU, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, TUN HUSEEIN ONN AND OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD.- The good days of these honest Prime Ministers gave us the reserves.

    But as far as all can see these days, the good days will take time to return but can only be hastened IF THE RAKYAT WORK TOGETHER AS ONE IN A SMALL COUNTRY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Malaysia has only one WAY to go which is upwards.” PER ARDUA AD ASTRA “

  133. mubarakchan Sep 21,2019 6:08 PM

    Tun,

    BON VOYAGE ON YOUR FORTHCOMING VISIT TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY !

    The media seem not to understand that there are different types of Sovereign Funds.

    The cause of this confusion was created by Lee Kuan Yew in the 1990s and at the turn of the 21st Century because as always he wanted to project how smart he and Singapore were.

    1. The fact is there is only one type of Sovereign Fund. The first was created by Canada in 1972 to protect the depletion of its natural resources for future generations. This initiative was also adopted by Norway and Kuwait.

    2. The Singapore Sovereign Fund is a misnomer arising from the eagerness of the non-independent Western media to egg on or flatter Lee Kuan Yew and his ego to invest in Wall Street and the City. I believe the gnomes of Zurich were very much behind this. The exhortations went on until the Crash of October 2008. Thereafter until today, not only have these Western supporters of Lee Kuan Yew disappeared but not a squeak could be heard what used to be a daily event. What goes around comes around ?

    The funds for the Singapore Sovereign Fund which is a misnomer came from the huge profits of the Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades blessed by Uncle Sam 1948-1989 managed by the GIC and the CPF,

    3. The third type of Sovereign Fund is unique to Malaysia. Its origin was straightforward – To invest in special situations for the Bumiputras during 1981-2003.

    But GREED like the serpent reared its ugly head during the Danaharta days 2000-2005 when profitable but mis-managed companies ended up in the hands of administrators with secret agendas whose political masters were weak.

    On the one hand, some of these profitable companies ended up in the ex-administrators hands whilst others were placed in Khazanah to establish the Khazanah Empire ruled by another administrator with a secret agenda.

    From its fudged beginnings Khazanah became the official tool of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. An ancient saying,’ The best method to make money is not to own the business.’

    As subsequent events revealed that all the public financial scandals of our beloved Malaysia now show ALL THE CULPRITS USED THEIR POSITION IN POWER TO WALLOP MONEY IN THE CLCs as officials from top to bottom in the BN Government. Then, we have the seldom mentioned padded and direct negotiation public contracts

    Thus, there are 3 types of Sovereign Funds, the real and the fakes :-

    1. REAL SOVEREIGN FUND. Canada, Norway, Kuwait.

    2. FAKE SOVEREIGN FUND 1.0. Singapore. The Funds came not from the depletion of natural resources but Government reserves and CPF.

    3. FAKE SOVEREIGN FUND 2.0. Malaysia borrowed money to create its Sovereign Fund.

    By this move, A HUGE LOOPHOLE TO CREATE UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF UNAPPROVED MONEY GUARANTEED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOW ESTABLISHED.

    THIS IS FRAUD AND CHEATING OF THE GOVERNMENT’S AND THE COUNTRY’S RESOURCES WHICH BELONG TO THE RAKYAT. If the corrupt BN Leadership was not IMMORAL and KNOWLEDGEABLE and did not rely on stupid fat little boys to advise them how to handle money crookedly, our beloved Malaysia would be very very rich today. Now our cost of living, property values, currency, life style, jobs, incomes etc have been depreciated by these foolish people in command relying on stupid fat little boys with no merit. Why ?

    1. In October 2003, when our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired, Malaysia’s debt was only RM 350 Billion which created the titanic infrastructure to benefit the Rakyat and the 6 million Malay middle income families from zero base on 13 May 1969. The non-Malays benefitted indirectly. The evidence was solid.

    According to Moody.s latest report, Malaysia now has the highest Government NFPE (non-financial public entities) debt in the World if not Asia within a space of less than 10 years. Vide The Star Biz. Page 2. 13 September 2019.

    From the Sublime to the Ridiculous. The huge raping and vandalism of the Public Financial System is for all to see. It’s a fact. Not a rumour or a dream. As I said before this acts were worse than the Rape of the Sabine Women of ancient Rome !

    Further, the UN, the IMF and the World Bank in their Annual Reports stated that RM 1.5 Trillion flowed overseas between 2002-2018. From where did this money come from ?

    IT IS CLEAR TO ALL AND SUNDRY THAT A LOOP HOLE WAS CREATED VIA THE KHAZANAH TYPE GLCS/SOEs (hundreds were established in the name of protecting and making money for the Bumiputras) FOR MONEY TO BE STOLEN OPENLY AND REMITTED OVERSEAS. There is Corruption in all GLCs/SOEs. How ?

    1. OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD COULD CREATED A MULTITUDE OF ASSETS INCLUDING THE 6 MILLION MALAY MIDDLE INCOME FAMILLIES WITH ONLY RM 350 Billion DEBT AS AT OCTOBER 2003.

    2. BETWEEN 2004-2018, THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 BORROWED OVER RM 700 BILLION WHICH WAS 2 TIMES WHAT TUN’S 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION BORROWED, RM 350 BILLIONS. On the one hand, Tun could produce many projects for the Rakyat plus his creation of the 6 million Malay middle income families single-handedly. On the other, the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, CREATED AND PRODUCED NOTHING FOR 14 YEARS FROM OVER RM 700 BILLION DEBT but only bungled thefts of money handled by nobodies and stupid fat little boys of no merit.

    The GAINERS arising from the Regime of the Dark Age of our Malaysia under the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018

    1. The Leaders of the BN Government 2004-2018 and their adherents which gave rise to the men in black roaming the streets.

    2. Singapore which was forever trying to get assets from bountiful Malaysia through sneaky ways like :-

    i) Pulau Batu Putih.

    ii) KTM valuable land assets and rails. Malaysia ended up with half an office building.

    iii) Encroachment of air-space and water-space.

    iv) The Avenue without valuation

    v) Hard core PAP cadets occupying the UMNO NSTP Chief Editor’s Chair.

    vi) The Forth Floor Boys with the magic wand showing Singapore the WAY.

    vii) HSR – Malaysia pays for 99% of its construction with compensation whilst Singapore could balloon a minor golf course into a multi-billion dollar asset. Stupid.

    viii) Malaysia pays to deliver raw water at 3 sen per 1,000 gallons to Singapore because of the depreciation of the Malaysian ringgit.

    ix) ALL EYES CLOSED TO THE THEFT OF SAND, ROCKS, TIMBER ETC FROM MALAYSIA TO SINGAPORE.

    3. THE FOREIGN BUDDIES OF THE RULING CLIQUE.

    i) The Great Eagle of Indonesia.

    ii) Friends of the stupid fat little boy of no merit.

    iii) The MAYBANK PURCHASE OF KIM ENG SECURITIES SINGAPORE FOR OVER RM 1.2 BILLION. Etc.

    THE LOSERS DURING THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs WERE THE RAKYAT WHO COULD ONLY STAND AND STARE AT THE SCENARIO IN WHICH OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS ONE OF THE RICHEST IN THE WORLD BECAME ONE OF THE POOREST RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES – 2004-2018

    Yet the ex-PM cum FM claims the New and Incorruptible Government is wantonly selling the Khazanah assets bought with BORROWED MONEY !

    There is another ancient saying,’ IF MONEY DOES NOT MOVE, MONEY CANNOT FALL OUT OF THE SYSTEM !’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling. MORALITY IN ALL OUR DEALINGS SHOULD HOLD SWAY NOT IMMORALITY.

  134. mubarakchan Sep 19,2019 2:30 PM

    Tun

    KUDOS TO BANTAH, THE COALITION OF NGOS WHICH HIGHLIGHTED THAT THE RCEP PRESENTS A DANGER TO MALAYSIA TODAY.

    The RCEP is another serpent from Singapore’s many headed serpent TPPA/CPTPP which forever doing its best to breakdown the Tariff Wall of our beloved Malaysia through sneaky means and corrupting our leaders responsible for the wherewithal of Malaysia.

    ON THE ONE HAND, MOODY REPORTED THAT MALAYSIA’S NFPE DEBT IS THE HIGHEST IN THE REGION IF NOT THE WORLD. Malaysia’s NEFPE debt is 30% of the GDP whilst the region average is only 10%. Malaysia is poor and cannot afford to LOWER ITS TARIFF WALL BY SIGNING THE RCEP FOR SINGAPORE.

    ON THE OTHER, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS REPORTED IS GOING TO SIGN FOR THE RCEP SOON.

    I thought the New and Incorruptible Government under your Leadership, Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side WILL NOT JUMP FROM THE FRYING PAN OF THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER TPPA/CPTPP INTO THE FIRE OF THE RCEP ANOTHER SNEAKY CREATION OF SINGAPORE.

    The TPPA/CPTPP and the RCEP are the heads of one multi-headed serpent Singapore which forever wants to breakdown the Tariff Wall of Malaysia to seek nirvana or salvation TO SAVE LEE KUAN YEW’S SINGAPORE, HIS LEGACY AND INHERITORS. This was his problem. Not Malaysia’s.

    LEE KUAN YEW’S SNEAKY WAYS HAVE ALREADY SCREWED MALAYSIA VIA THE 1962 WATER AGREEMENT AND HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE RCEP AGREEMENT IN SEPTEMBER 2019. Will we ever learn about Sovereignty and National Interest ?

    AGAIN OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND OUR NATIONAL INTEREST ARE THROWN OVERBOARD BY RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS WHO SHOULD KNOW BEST. BUT AGAIN SINGAPORE SEEMS TO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THE MINDS OF THESE RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS. Are they for the Sovereignty and the National Interest of our beloved Malaysia or not ? Why ?

    According to BANTAH, the RCEP is irrelevant to the needs of Malaysia and her economy. Bantah pointed out that ALL THE COUNTRIES IN THE RCEP HAVE ALREADY SIGNED FTA (Free Trade Agreements) with Malaysia.

    THEREFORE THE ONLY BENEFICIARY AGAIN LIKE THE TPPA/CPTPP IS SINGAPORE BECAUSE OVERNIGHT SINGAPOREAN RE-LABELLED WILL FLOOD MALAYSIA AND KILL ALL THE SMEs AND BUSINESSES DISLODGING UNEMPLOYED WORKERS ONTO TO THE STREETS BLAMING THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT. It is as easy as this. No doubt about it.

    ALL THE POINTS ON THE NEGATIVITY OF THE RCEP IN RELATION TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA RAISED BY BANTAH, ARE ACCURATE AND TO THE POINT.

    These add up to the self-destruction of our beloved Malaysia this time NOT BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT BUT BY THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE.

    Let us all hope THIS SAD SNEAKY STORY OF LEE KUAN YEW WILL NOT ARISE BY MALAYSIA DESTROYING HERSELF BY SIGNING HER OWN DEATH WARRANT THE RCEP !

    Let us hear from our Prof. Jomo on this RCEP which is the same as the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until treasonous high Government officials sign OUR OWN DEATH WARRANT WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION LIKE THE SNEAKY LEE KUAN YEW TPPA/CPTPP AND NOW THE RCEP. When will we ever learn ?

  135. mubarakchan Sep 19,2019 12:29 AM

    Tun

    The many eye-catching headlines crowded out the following significant headline last week. An important report of the dire financial straits which our beloved Malaysia had fallen into during the regime of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs and SOEs. The headline, thus

    ” MOODY’S: NFPE CONSTRAINTS FISCAL STRENGTH. MALAYSIA’S GOVT-GUARANTEED DEBT ALSO HIGHEST IN THE REGION.”- if not the World 1

    Here is a list of the shameful statistics arising from the utter neglect of the responsibilities and duties by the Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 WITH NO INDEPENDENT MINISTER OF FINANCE during which time, the price of a barrel of oil spiked high and mighty up to at least US$ 110 per barrel. To where did the money all gone ?

    Quote Moody’s, thus,

    1. ” Malaysia’s debt of non-financial public entities (NFPEs) is estimated to be the highest in the Asia Pacific excluding China.”

    2. ” The regional average is 10% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and Malaysia is currently at a material level of 30% ”

    3. ” Malaysia also has the highest government guaranteed debt in the region at a rate close to 19% of the GDP when the average is only about 4%.”

    4. ” Malaysia is among the three countries including Sri Lanka and Maldives where government guaranteed debt has grown significantly over the five year period from 2013-2018. The other two countries have no natural or human resources like Malaysia.

    5. ” The profitability among listed SOEs in Mslaysia is also the lowest in the region with a return on equity (ROE) of about only 2%. Japan which has weak SOEs came in second lowest at 6%.” Thousands of employees are kept in Potemkin-like establishments to collect salaries and do no work.

    The above-mentioned facts show the disgraceful and shameful state of affairs concerning the GLCs and the SOEs which were only established between 2004 to 2018. FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS.

    During this period, the Government total debt zoomed from RN 350 Billion in 2003 to RM 1 Trillion in 2018 – WITH NOTHING FOR THE RAKYAT TO SHOW FOR THIS GIGANTIC DEBT. Also, there were huge spikes in the price of oil per barrel of up to at least US$ 110 per barrel. To where did the money go ?

    The Annual Reports of the UN, IMF and World Bank reported that between 2002 to 2018 over RM 1.5 Trillion were transferred overseas.

    The rapacious and vandal BN Government during this shameful Dark Age was responsible for this huge deficit of our beloved Malaysia’s money which was generated by the hard-work of all her Rakyat. Worst of all, concomitantly, the Rakyat’s well-being, jobs, cost of living, property values, the ringgit, potential for a better Life were not safe-guarded but devalued by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs and SOEs.

    The GLCs and the SOEs were established after 2004 on the pretext of what was good for Singapore, was good for Malaysia. The present sad Corruption involving the BN Government from top to bottom is indeed a fair judge of such a stupid assessment by a Government.

    Not only that, stupid fat little boys were permitted to handle billions of ringgits belonging to borrowed funds by those responsible for our beloved Malaysia’s wherewithal. Today, the New and Incorruptible Government is searching high and low for the missing billions in US Dollars which rightfully belong to the Rakyat. Was it mad or was it crazy or both ?

    UNTIL ALL THE NON-ESSENTIAL GLCs AND THE SOEs ARE ABOLISHED WITHOUT ANY TEARS OR EMOTIONS, ONLY THEN WILL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA RISE AND FLY AGAIN TO THE LOFTY HEIGHTS OF VISIONARY SWITZERLAND, DEMOCRATIC INDIA AND GOOD GOVERNANCE JAPAN.

    Otherwise these GLCs and SOEs serpents will definitely appear again to finish off our beloved Malaysia forever. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY AS IT IS SAID.

    Only the dictatorial Lee Kuan Yew could control his own creation the GLCs in tiny Singapore.

    From 2004-2018, hundreds of GLCs and SOEs were established at the Federal and State levels of the Federation. All purported to make money for the Rakyat in business.

    IN RECENT TIMES, THE MALAYS CLAIM TO BE LEFT BEHIND IN BUSINESS. But over RM 1.5 Trillion has already been spent by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 for the sake of supporting the GLCs and the SOEs which all employed Malays. AND THIS HAD BROUGHT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO HER KNEES WITH THE PRESENT NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT PICKING UP THE PIECES OF A SHATTERED WEALTH BUILT UP FROM 1957 TO 2003 through at least 4 distinguished Prime Ministers.

    From the facts on the distribution of Wealth during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government, the distribution of Wealth went the following ways (i) the corrupt BN Leadership and its adherents (ii) Friends of the Leadership from Indonesia, etc. (iii) Singapore. NOTHING FOR THE RAKYAT OF MALAYSIA.

    Until the goodies flow once again from the apex of the POWER PYRAMID down the slippery slopes to the outstretched hands of the proletariat, then and only then, the hot quarrels and the Suits of flying paper arrows will diminish.

    The very first step is to get rid of those poisonous GLCs and SOEs which ARE ALIEN TO OUR MALAYSIAN SOCIETY AND CREATE GIGANTIC CORRUPTION AND SCANDALS ALWAYS. Even Russia and China found out to their cost. 100 Chinese from the GLCs are on the run from China.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until the serpents of the GLCs and the SOEs raise their ugly heads again and finish off our beloved Malaysia forever. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY AS THE SAYING GOES !

  136. twinpeaks Sep 18,2019 5:34 PM

    I beg your pardon. We are a member since late last year.

  137. twinpeaks Sep 18,2019 5:24 PM

    I would suggest that Bank Negara joins NGFS (Network for Greening the Financial System), a fast growing group of central banks.

  138. twinpeaks Sep 18,2019 5:14 PM

    There seems to no end in sight for the terrible haze. What’s more distressing is the long-term effect forest destruction and global warming has on our own agricultural sector, not just in other parts of the world. What should appear to be dry season is now wet season, and wet season becomes dry season. Sometimes the entire year ends up either as completely wet or dry. This has put a tremendous strain on traditional farming such as paddy planting. The place in Sabah where I call my home, is no longer suitable for rice agriculture, as the farmers have long given up on predicting the weather.

    I do strongly believe that sooner than later the United Nations must put a stop to this madness. Governments can start domestically to penalize industries that actively contribute to global warming, and encourage them through incentives to divert their resources into greener technology.

    Climate change is already a wrecking havoc in most countries. Collectively, it can lead to global economic stagnation. If agriculture becomes a victim, this can lead to massive shortage of food supply and hyperinflation, and at the same time mass rural unemployment. In this condition, there is very little any government can do to reverse it. So, it is better to act now, before it becomes too late.

  139. mubarakchan Sep 17,2019 12:36 AM

    Tun

    Addendum to my previous comment on the TPPA/CPTPP -the Malayaia/Malays/SME Killer. Here are a few noteworthy points, thus

    1. 1990-2000. Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel, “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ actually benefitted the BRICS which also grabbed Singapore’s very profitable Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989. In this, the BRICS were blessed by Uncle Sam to do so with open arms until President Trump reversed the trend.

    2. 2002-2006. WHEN RECESSION HIT SINGAPORE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME WITHOUT THE QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONALBE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM, LEE KUAN YEW’S LAUNCH OF HIS 4 INITIATIVES TO SAVE SINGAPORE, HIS LEGACY AND INHERITORS WERE NOT ONLY ON COURSE BUT THERE WAS EVERY CHANCE OF SUCCESS WITH ITS KEY COMPONENT, THE TPPA WITHOUT OUR BELOVED TUN’S PRESENCE.

    What Lee Kuan Yew saw in Malaysia were just a couple of corrupt, weak-minded and manipulable digits in POWER. From October 2003, our beloved Malaysia was his for the taking.

    Yes ! he did take a few rocks, KTM lands and rails, etc But at the end of the day 2019, MALAYSIA IS ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you, Singapore ?

    LEE KUAN YEW DID NOT BELIEVE IN MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    3. 2019. ALL LEE KUAN YEW’S 4 INITIATIVES TEMASEK, FT IMPORTS, 2 CASINOS AND THE TPPA/CPTPP MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER FAILED. This is confirmed by the difficulty of breaching 3% of the GDP since 2002 !

    And all the glitter of a First World country did not push past 3% of the GDP from 2002-2019. But Singapore with a slow colonial port and nothing else could attain a fizzy 7% GDP from the 1960s until 1997 !

    So, 2%-3% was baksheesh money from Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989 ! Lucky Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew. The secret of Singapore’s First World success which made her hit above her weight as boasted by Lee Kuan Yew.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  140. mubarakchan Sep 16,2019 11:58 PM

    Tun

    Congratulations to all on this Malaysia Day `16 September 2019 – 56 years old. A natural formation of a group of countries except for one. And before us there are huge tasks facing us to deliver to the Rakyat as always. Challenges which can only be achieved with hard-work, integrity and compassion. These the New and Incorruptible BN Government as led by our indomitable Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and his Team by his side will take up as the challenge.

    However, our beloved Malaysia has always been confronted by sneaky attempts from only one source which is Singapore – forever seeking an advantage in socio-economics via political proxies.

    The example of such underhand dealings are best illustrated by the travails of the aborted Lee Kuan Yew inspired and created TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer presented in 50 volumes. We may recall the other sneaky Agreement the 1962 Water Agreement was only one page long.

    Even today there are proponents in Malaysia that the TPPA/CPTPP is good for Malaysia without the United States. Then it was still good for Malaysia with the United States.

    With the United States market before President Trump tore up the Agreement in January 2017, only the soft goods like rubber gloves gained. The rest was subjected to good governance and a 20 year wait for biotech goods.

    BUT FOR SINGAPORE, OVERNIGHT SINGAPOREAN RE-LABELLED GOODS FLOW INTO MALAYSIA TARIFF FREE.

    In January 2017, the Singapore Business Times boasted that with Malaysia signing the TPPA, Singapore saves a minimum of S$ 1 Billion a year or Malaysia loses RM 3 Billion a year from the tax free tariffs.

    OVER THE WEEK-END, THE FOLLOWING HEADLINE APPEARED IN THE EDGE, thus

    ” CPTPP FOR TAIWAN AND MALAYSIA “.

    This fellow who wrote the article is not only presenting his case without much study in depth but also completely out of sync with Malaysian current events. He is utterly confused.

    He claims to be Lau Zheng Zhou, a manager at IDEAS. HIS ARGUMENT IS THAT MALAYSIA SHOULD RATIFY THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER CPTPP WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR TAIWAN’S SAKE.

    It seems there is an obvious paucity of ideas here. One country. One product. Sounds very Singaporean to me concerning a Singaporean proxy.

    THIS FELLOW IS SUGGESTING THAT OUR MALAYSIA SHOOTS HERSELF IN THE FOOT like the ex-BN Prime Minister, his Minister, the top Civil Servant whose husband is employed by the Singapore Government in a profession which Russia, China, Iran, Egypt, Myanmar, North Korea etc love to jail., the President of the SMEs who sold out his members etc.

    IF MALAYSIA RATIFIES THE CPTPP TODAY, THE HUGE INFLUX OF SINGAPOREAN TARIFF FREE GOODS WILL COLLAPSE THE WHOLE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY TOMORROW.

    For the edification of all, here is the real story behind the TPPA with the United States which morphed into the CPTPP without the United States market.

    1948-1989. First the Singapore traders, then the Singapore Government indulged in the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam. !in 1948, my Singaporean friend with the Remington franchise made so much that he could buy a 13,000 rubber estate in Johor 4 years later.

    1959-1989. The huge profits from these Cold War Trades amounted to nearly US$ 1 Trillion managed by the GIC. This pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without any effort. Between 1962-1984, Uncle Sam made sure the huge money was spent wisely by despatching via the UN Dr Albert Winsemius, as Singapore Government Adviser, to advise and set-up the glittering infrastructures etc which we see in Singapore today. We may say that Singapore could be the 53rd State of the Union anytime.

    1989. The Communist World suddenly imploded. Uncle Sam came out with his hegemonic spiel, ‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ All eventually back fired at Uncle Sam but only benefitted the BRICS with Singapore the only casualty.

    1992. By this time Lee Kuan Yew realised that his halcyon days of the Cold War were over for good. He despatched Goh Chok Tong to recruit FTs from India according to his tomes from Kino or Borders to boost up the GDP. Goh Chok Tong claimed that this was his idea !

    2000. (i) The Singaporean industries for the Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades blessed by Uncle Sam began to close down due to no business.

    (ii) Temasek’s skeleton was fleshed out to perform in the World equity markets. With the usual Singapore BS or Bluffology, it was soon known as a Sovereign Fund. A true Sovereign Fund was began by Canada in 1972 to protect the depletion of its natural resources. This was followed by Norway and Kuwait. Singapore’s Sovereign funds came from the CPF.

    (iii) in 2001, there was a Dot.com crash, Singapore had a technical recession with unemployment.

    (iv) With the facts before him, Lee Kuan Yew created 4 Initiatives to save Singapore, his Legacy and his Inheritors. These were (i) Temasek (ii) FTs imports. (iii) 2 Casinos (iv) TPPA – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer.WHICH WAS TIMELY WITH THE RETIREMENT OF TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IN OCTOBER 2003. Lee Kuan Yew thought at last he CONTROLS MALAYSIA VIA PROXIES.

    (v) By 2006, all four initiatives were up an running. Except for Brunei, Chile, and New Zealand, no other country was interested even the United States. At that time, Lee Kuan Yew’s sneaky creation was known as a Free Trade Scheme with the hidden intent to OPEN UP MALAYSIA’S TARIFF WALL AND ENSLAVE HER FOREVER. WITH OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD NOT IN SIGHT, LEE KUAN YEW THOUGHT THAT THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR HIM IN MALAYSIA. Hence, the boastful refrain, “Low handing fruits in Malaysia to pick”.

    (vi) After the Crash of October 2008, Obama took up Lee Kuan Yew’s sneaky creation and called it his own TPPA which now includes the United States market.

    (vii) To nail down his success, in June 2009 at the age of 85, Lee Kuan Yew visited the hot and humid Ulus on the pretext of saying good-bye. The fact was he came in toe exhort his digits, spies, camp-follers, MCA Leaders in red mandarin silks, Kelantan hajis, civil servants, tycoons etc to SUPPORT HIS OBAMA’S TPPA. LEE KUAN YEW WAS VERY CERTAIN OF HIS TPPA SUCCESS WITH MALAYSIA. Hence, his odyssey of a Life-time.

    He nearly succeeded when the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs, SIGNED BUT DID NOT RATIFY THE MODIFIED TPPA NOW KNOWN AS CPTPP. Stupid. The BN Government was ousted before ratification of the TPPA on 9 May 2018 !

    (viii) MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. Our beloved Malaysia got away by the skin of her teeth because the CPTPP would have brought chaos to the Malaysian economy with factories closing down, workers lose their jobs and the incumbent Government gets the blame ARISING FROM THE HUGE FLOOD OF RE-LABELLED SINGAPOEAN TARIFF FREE GOODS INTO THE FEDERATION.

    (ix) THROUGH THE YEARS ONLY PROFESSOR JOMO OBJECTED IN WRITINGS. But UN Experts based in New Delhi had already presented professional facts that THE TPPA/CPTPP DOES NOT BENEFIT MALAYSIA BUT ONLY SINGAPORE.

    (x) After President Trump tore up the TPPA, Singapore made strenuous efforts through its contacts to revive the TPPA now known as CPTPP WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES MARKET WITH THE SUPPORT OF JAPAN.

    (xi) The following treasonous hectoring by high officials appeared. thus

    a. NSTP 25 May 2017. The ennobled Civil Servant responsible for the 19 secret TPPA negotiations said via a headline,’ Malaysia must not quit the TPPA.’ in red.

    b. A Deputy Minister tested the political environment twice for the CPTPP within the last 12 months.

    c. The subject of my current comment on the TPPA/CPTPP Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer popped up in the Edge with the absurd proposal of pleasing TAIWAN AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    FOR EVER THERE ARE TREASONOUS PROPONENTS OF THE TPPA/CPTPP WHO ARE WILLING TO SELL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST DOWN RIVER. It is a shame that this happened so very often .

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until there are people who are too willing to sell our beloved Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest down river.

  141. mubarakchan Sep 16,2019 12:54 AM

    Tun

    Within the last 48 hours an earth shattering event happened at Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

    It was the attack on oil installations by 10 drones which succeeded in creating damage and fires for the very first time in the Kingdom. Most of the oil installations are exposed and vulnerable. Not only that the proposed ARAMCO IPO will be adversely affected in terms of timing and value. It is alleged the Saudi oil production has dropped by at least 30 per cent or closed down in some parts.

    When the World markets open on Monday, it is expected that the price of oil per barrel will escalate. To what extent no one really knows as it is just a subject for speculation.

    The danger lies in further escalation of these attacks and the retaliation which follows on the alleged countries involved.

    It was a good move that our Government pulled out our military out of that region only a few months ago. It was good Policy not to get our beloved Malaysia involved in other countries quarrels.

    Only the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs can explain why our troops were sent there and be exposed to great danger in a strange land.

    With these 10 drones attacks on the oil installations of Saudi Arabia, no one can really fathom when this episode will end. How it is going to affect the price of oil ? Or will there be a wider conflict in the Region ?

    The blessing we have in this tragedy is that we have a New and Incorruptible Government led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DSAI and the Team in place to face any crises to come. We have every confidence that our beloved Malaysia will surmount any obstacle which we may face.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  142. twinpeaks Sep 15,2019 11:27 PM

    I really pity both Palestinians and Israelis, who are both pawns of never-ending conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and between Arab Muslims and the Western world.

    On the one hand, you have Sunni-majority countries forever fighting proxy wars against Shia-majority countries, in places that the Saudis and Iranians would never condone if they were directly hit themselves. Now, the Saudis are really paying the price for the decades of clandestine support they gave to the Iraqis, Syrians and now the Yemenis.

    On the other hand, the Palestinians, who were all ready to accept a two-state solution since 1948, and yet still to see their dream becoming a reality, if ever at all. Blame the Israelis of course, who themselves have lost all trust in so-called Arab goodwill that they would never be attacked, but definitely were (1948, 1956, 1967, 1973). Palestinians now are watching in dismay as more Jewish residents from all over the world are setting up homes right inside their promised future state.

    It is like watching two people negotiating over a pizza while one of them is eating the pizza.

  143. mubarakchan Sep 15,2019 7:01 PM

    Tun

    It is good our TWINPEAKS appeared out of the blue in this distinguished Blog. It is good very good that TWINPEAKS contribute sensible and constructive points for our edification in the National Interest and within the context of our beloved Malaysia’s Sovereignty.

    In TWINPEAKS latest wisdom, it is well and good we have a vision or ideals for our beloved Malaysia. As a close observer of our country within the democratic context, we are fortunate to have come this far even we were knocked out for six by the rapacious and vandals of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and its GLCs.

    I maybe one of the very few who can comment on the fables and foibles of Post Merdeka Malaysia and her denizens from 1954. Throughout I was not at the centre but a couple of arms lengths away. And I did not cheat, evade income tax, grab the assets of others etc. My very few friends know my score. I helped always.

    First, a post colonial country like Malaysia was born of a diversity of politically compartmentalised races bound by a Constitution which was unique in many ways arising from the British bungles of the Malayan Union 1945 and India’s Independence 1947. This was the basis of our wherewithal to the present.

    Second, all Malaysians must not be fooled by the cruel British propaganda that the Chinese were rich and exploited the Malays. Nothing like this happened as all goods were British in the market system. They were rich only limited to the fingers of the hand who were supported by the British or only one who got untold riches of tin by digging a hole in the ground under the hot sun.

    The rest just eked out a living on their own or worked for the British Colonial Distributive System reaching out to the ulus based on credit with its attendant risks or many became part of the Civil Service in teaching, nursing and minor civil servants or clerks in British businesses.. I should know as I moved freely with all races from young.

    Third, as at Merdeka 1957, our beloved Malaya’s general economy was in the hands of the British. The Ministers of Finance from 1957-1974 were good book-keepers who adhered to the British Colonial Currency Board of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei Policy until the Board was disbanded in 1972. I was there.

    Fourth, by adopting the British Colonial Currency Board Policy which restricts the Federal Government to spend only what it earns, the economy because of its illiquidity was slow in velocity. Only the rich (British) became richer. The poor became poorer.

    Fifth, on 13 May 1969, the British owned 70% of the best assets of Malaysia, the Chinese 25% of the third rate and the MALAYS just 2%.

    Sixth, the launch of the NEP in 1971 was the best solution for Malaysia’s dilemma by the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team.

    So, what am I trying to say ?

    FROM THE ABOVE HISTORICAL FACTS THE MALAYSIANS WERE POOR ESPECIALLY THE MALAYS WHO HAD NO MEANS OF IMPROVING ON THEIR LIVELIHOOD IN THE ULUS. It was the NEP which encouraged the Malays to move to the towns. Thereafter, KFC flourished.

    I have always commented that our beloved Malaysia requires lots of Malay elite (REAL not FAKES) to clap hands with the non-Malay elite according to the Constitution.

    Historically, the First Generation of Malay elite – the BMF Generation immolated themselves via the BMF (1957-1981) etc. The Second Generation of Malay elite succumbed through self-immolation – the Renong Generation 1981-2003). The Third Generation (2004-2018) – the 1MDB Generation, took a direct hit of Corruption with the as expected self-immolation resulting in only our beloved Tun, his trusted friend (80) and my friend (40) from Christ’s College, Cambridge remain. And in our beloved Tun’s Cabinet I could discern only two neophytes of Malay elite trying to survive and make their mark.

    The above-mentioned facts of the LACK OF WEALTH IN MALAYSIA 1957-1981 owned by the Malay elite and THE SUBSEQUENT GREAT WEALTH WHICH BROUGHT DOWN THE MALAY ELITE AND THE FLOWER OF MALAY POLITICS UMNO could only be contributed to the LACK OF THE GOODIES FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH OUR WISE AND SENSIBLE TWINPEAKS HAS MENTIONED IN HIS ENLIGHTENED COMMENT.

    In Singapore, it is often said, ‘ NO MONEY. NO HONEY.’

    IN MALAYSIA IT IS NO MONEY NO MALAY ELITE. We need these two virtues badly for our beloved Malaysia and the non-Malay elite to move forward and upwards together. THIS IS THE NATURE OF OUR COMPARTMENTALISED POLITICS TODAY. Hence, I have always been a CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is fully aware of the pitfalls concerning Malaysian Politics and the Rakyat. But history binds all the participants with many unsolved equations. Hence, the creation of more Wealth for all by the New and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side is the FIRST IMPERATIVE PRIORITY CONCOMITANT WITH THE CREATION OF NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE MALAY ELITE NATURALLY FOLLOWS. This latter endeavour takes time arising from the obligatory POWER AND MONEY LITMUS TEST.

    If my concept of the acquisition of Sime Darby in 1972 which was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidante, YBM Tengku Razaliegh Hamzah, had served it real purpose and NOT TURNED INTO A FINE BRITISH TYPE TRADING HOUSE WITHOUT THE EMPIRE PREFERENCE LIKE NOW WHICH IS STILL SELLING MORE CARS FOR OTHERS IN THE SOUTHERN ANTIPODES, and coupled with a TEAM OF REAL MALAY AND NON-MALAY ELITES, the sky would have been the limit for our beloved Malaysia. Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo would have been owned by our beloved Malaysia long ago. And Proton flourished from it very beginning from our beloved Tun’s visionary Concept.

    The closest aides of 1981-2003 and the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs DID THE MOST DAMAGE TO THE WEALTH OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD ADMINISTRATION AND HIS LEGACY 1981-2003 and 2004-2018.

    THIS IS BECAUSE THE STORY OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS ONE STORY – THE STORY OF MALAYSIA’S CONSTITUTION 1957.

    Until all Rakyat recognise our beloved Malaysia’s wherewithal to survive and exist as an important small country of the World within the context of SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST, then we can quickly rise to the highest levels of human endeavour – PER ARDUA AD ASTRA. And rub shoulders with the likes of Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India, Good Governance Japan.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with the Constitution.

  144. twinpeaks Sep 15,2019 3:05 PM

    Congratulations on the new government initiative, Shared Prosperity Vision. It does seem that the country as I see it is moving towards egalitarianism. But let’s hope that this does not evolve into socialism. This was how Great Britain eventually became what it is today, a welfare state. I am not a Tory or die-hard capitalist, but I am sure government leaders will bear this in mind. It is a dangerous, slippery path if you are not careful.

    On the other hand, I would like to suggest what is the most urgent thing that the Education Ministry can initiate. The Ministry can introduce a subject which I strongly believe is lacking, not only in this country, but also in countries like Japan and South Korea. And it is the primary reason why Asians are timid and docile, insecure and sensitive toward criticism. I have been accused many times as shooting from my hip.. and guess what. This accusation comes from Asians, not Europeans.

    If the Asian race wants to become a globally competitive race, they have to start developing individualism and a thick skin. They have to accept criticism no matter how unjustified, and criticize any way they like about others too. Whether they or others will take the criticisms, it does not matter. The important thing is, the ability to speak freely on any topic.. race, religion, sex, the King and royalty, anything and everything.

    Then, and only then, will you see a country starting to develop its own ideas. That is the Renaissance that Asia badly needs, but is still a long way off. The developed western countries started this process more than five centuries ago. Malaysia can start the process for Asia.

  145. twinpeaks Sep 14,2019 10:29 AM

    Please visit http://www.economicsifu.com for my personal selection of BREXIT news.

    Thank you.

  146. mubarakchan Sep 14,2019 10:10 AM

    Tun

    Addendum to my previous comment on the ‘ Haze in Malaysia ‘.

    One interesting and seldom mentioned aspect of the production and export of palm oil from Indonesia is that it is difficult to impose the export tax.

    The reason is that Indonesia is a huge country which has poor logistics in transportation and all these plantations are located in difficult to access places. However, many have riverine access which are off limits to the public.

    This scenario gives the opportunity to the owners, or managers or thieves to export the palm oil out of Indonesia WITHOUT EXPORT TAX.

    If the owners of a public listed company or their managers are dishonest and line their pockets only, the minority shareholders suffer. Without the EXPORT TAX, the cost of the palm oil is low, very low. This impinges on the price of the taxed palm oil in both countries.

    Or just theft of the palm oil by the Management like some in Malaysia could take place in broad daylight in these lonely and inaccessible places.

    Dishonesty by the owners or those in charge of the Indonesian oil palm plantations may siphon off hundreds of millions of ringgits a year under the counter through export tax evasion.

    As the volume of palm oil grows bigger, so too does the interference from the illegal low cost palm oil from Indonesia. Even though this matter is seldom mentioned, both Governments, its agencies and the industry are aware of this problem from the beginning.

    To add some spice to this true story. Many years ago, I met an Indonesian whose specialty was to collect wax as waste from the oil-rigs which dotted around Indonesia. How many of us know there is a price for wax ?

    Yes ! There is a price for many types of wax. It is found in the broadsheet published in Hong Kong where all commodities are saleable including mineral wax. This astute fellow collected this mineral wax as waste without a price. His office was in the tallest building along Robinson Road, Singapore. at that time. How much did PERTAMINA lose from wax wastes from its wide ranging oil rigs spread out in this huge country ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    tun

  147. mubarakchan Sep 13,2019 8:55 PM

    Tun,

    The thick haze from Indonesia which now overhangs near the whole of the Peninsula has created the following headlines today, thus

    ” HAZE. IOI, SIME DARBY AMONG FOUR MALAYSIAN FIRMS BLAMED FOR INDONESIA FOREST FIRES. INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT NAMED FOUR MALAYSIAN LINKED OIL PALM COMPANIES AS CULPRITS BEHIND FOREST FIRES. ”

    ” KOK. FOUR OIL PALM PLANTATION FIRMS MIGHT LOSE CERTIFICATION. ”

    As always there is an interesting factual story behind the drama.

    In 1966, I was literally the first Malaysian to plant oil palms on my family estate next to Socfin in North Johor. The reason was the oil palm industry in those early post Merdeka days was controlled by a foreign Consortium of 5 Trading Houses eg. Harrisons & Crosfield, Boustead, Guthries, Socfin (French) and East Asiatic (Danish). The planting of the oil palm and its oil production was a monopoly. The price of the palm oil was decided at noon in Kuala Lumpur by these 5 Consortium every day.

    There was no oil palm industry in pre-war Malaya until the DxP seedlings were stolen from the Dutch East Indies and brought into Malaya. The Dutch in turned stole the palm from West Africa – the specific place was the Ivory Coast. Much Research and Development took place in pre-War Dutch East Indies on the oil palm

    I stumbled upon this oil palm industry by accident through a Singaporean friend. And at the material time, the Government also put pressure on the Consortium to sell DxP oil palm seedlings to Malaysians. I could source the DxP seedlings from Guthries just a few miles away in Kluang and arranged mill facilities for the fruits with my neighbour Socfin.

    That was the simple and factual story of how Malaysian owned oil palm estates grew to such mammoth dimensions in later years. But this is not the end of the story.

    The impetus for a bigger push for the oil palm industry only came after the tragedy of 13 May 1969.

    From this point onwards, some Malaysian planters and most of the expatriate planters up-rooted themselves and offered their expertise to plantation firms in Indonesia especially in Sumatra which the Indonesian oil palm story began.

    Huge swathes of jungle land in Sumatra and Kalimantan were allotted to oil palm plantations in the 1970s until to this day. Hence, the haze from jungle clearing during the dry months of August and September. It was the Malaysian and expat expertise which set the pace and form of the Indonesian oil palm industry. Most large Malaysian plantations have Indonesian interests as revealed by the many cross border scandals in recent years which were all concerned with over-valuations by the billions of ringgits, from the high flying Great Eagle to the lowly Malaysian GLC plantations.

    Hence the irony of it all concerning the oil palm industry of Indonesia which has Malaysian antecedents. The Malaysians have been involved up to their eye-balls from the very beginning and followed by some Singaporeans.

    As the saying goes, ” What goes round, comes around. ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  148. twinpeaks Sep 13,2019 7:03 PM

    Have you heard of the joke? The Chinaman and the Indon.

    Indon asks Chinaman how they build their country. Chinaman says he just find a coral atoll in the ocean and dump lots of sand until a plane can land on it.
    Indon says that is expensive and not necessary.
    So, Chinaman asks Indon how they build their country. Indon says simple.. just find the nearest forest and burn it all down.

  149. mubarakchan Sep 13,2019 5:39 PM

    Tun

    Every day has its own surprises. And today it is no different.

    Suddenly a blast from faraway North America through its much read journal ‘The Atlantic’ has this rare headline, ‘THE ATLANTIC ON DR M . DEMOCRATS CAN LEARN FROM THE OLD MAN.”

    The author went on to say that 3 Democrat contenders for the US Presidency are aged 76 years, Joe Biden, 70 years, Elizabeth Warren, 78 years Bernie Sanders and President Trump at 70 years. He continued that these candidates have much to learn from Tun’s customs and habits.

    What he does not know that it is the life-long development of the Mind and Body which made Tun so ! And this is a very tall order.

    Who could grasp such disciplines except doctors ?

    BUT WILLY NILLY THE WESTERN WORLD IS BEGINNING TO RECOGNISE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD ESPECIALLY THE ORIENT WHO ARE AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THAN THEM AT LEAST IN THE AREA OF METAPHYSICS !

    We Malaysians may not be Singaporean nuclear scientists but through our humbleness, we have our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to show the World the WAY.

    The WAY that could be achieved through the POWER OF THE MIND OR MIND-SET as Tun called it. Those who lack such finesse of the Mind, I pity them who could only depend on stupid little fat boys who hide in boudoirs !

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will rise and rise with esteem in the eyes of those who count in this World. It is only a matter of time that they change their highly coloured tinted spectacles. Such is the behaviour of Humankind. And at the back of all these, we understand that most have to earn their living and have families to look after.

    Lee Kuan Yew dominated the Western media all his Life using the resources of the State or public funds to project himself. Ministry of Information, Singapore is huge for such a tiny place.

    His narcissism, intolerance, and obsession to do down Malaysia through sneaky means like the 1962 Water Agreement and the TPPA/CPTPP amongst all others, are NOT THE VIRTUES OF A GREAT MAN.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is humble and kept his composure as a great Statesman and gentleman through his Life-long task. His Policies never failed him but his crooked closest aides did.

    Even in those Dark Years 2004-2018, he could keep his cool and made a joke or two as the finest vitriol was pouring down on his head including made in Malaysia time-bombs.

    Out of curiosity and also my concern with the dire situation in 2010, I paid him a visit. He was as cool as a cucumber as it is said. No bad words. No vulgarities. No hatred. Just his usual curiosity. He was trained as a doctor. He remembered. He analysed logically. He dispensed quickly without delay.

    It is time, politics or no politics that all Malaysians gather themselves behind our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side to turn Malaysia solidly and productively as one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018. We need not think too much about anything anymore as implied by The Atlantic, but just push forward as one onto the wheels of Success which must surely come.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The World is a fickle place inhabited by those who have a quick and exploitative mind. But the finest arbiter of the Truth is history which will prevail at the end of the day. No one can be a hypocrite for long.

  150. twinpeaks Sep 13,2019 2:24 PM

    What an incredible Haze enveloping central KL this morning and afternoon. I realize that we live in tropical country, the weather is hot and humid and so on. Bu haze is Not a natural phenomena. In Southeast Asia, it is made-made. Any responsible government will take the necessary steps, including sanctions, to stop something that Can be stopped.

    We have a group of developing and largely poor countries surrounding Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. This makes it more urgent for the richer ones to assist the poorer ones on know how on preventing deliberate open burning. Whether it is in institutionalizing new laws or introduction of new technologies in economic production. It can be done if government leaders have a sense of responsibility and urgency.

  151. mubarakchan Sep 12,2019 11:28 PM

    Tun

    These days I can only see the brightening far horizon of our beloved Malaysia’s progress and advancement under the New and Incorruptible Government led you with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    Kudos to a few of your capable Ministers who now stand out from the milling crowd.

    There is only one headline of significance this morning, thus

    ” RETIRED TEACHERS ROPED IN FOR ENGLISH INITIATIVE. ”

    Kudos to the Minister and his Deputy Minister for doing the right thing which has been neglected for decades under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    This Policy will help the New and Incorruptible Government to an immeasurable extent. The neglect of experienced and good professionals by the corrupt BN Government was verging on the criminal.

    The services provided by teachers are invaluable and impossible to train overnight.

    From young, I always respected the teachers, the nursing staff, the police and the military as noble professions.

    Politics and business are noble professions too if practised at the highest standards of endeavour and not like that stupid fat little boy hiding behind boudoirs.

    Good noble watchwords for all – HONOUR. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION

    How many Malaysians are aware that India became strong today because she did not meddle with the English Education System which was established in the 19th Century ?

    Since 1947, India not only built up her English Education System but also enhanced and safe-guarded it.

    All the British established schools and colleges were given a new lease of Life since Independence in 1947. India puts a great store on the creation of her elite which nearly rule the World today from Singapore to the World Bank, Washington DC. The Irish Prime Minister Varadkar is Indian. So are a couple of key British Ministers. These are places where meritocracy is practised.

    How many Malaysians know that there is an Indian Education Silicon Valley in the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Nexus about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Most of the institutions here dated from the 19th Century. There are many foreign students here as well. To name a few, the American Woodstock College, St. George’s College, the Institute of Forestry, the Military Academy etc.

    Indian elite stay at home contributing to the burgeoning English speaking Indian Middle Class of 350 Million – the bulwark of Indian Democracy – the largest Democracy in the World.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also created the burgeoning 6 Million families strong Malay Middle Income Group from zero base from 1981 to 2003 singlehandedly – AN ACHIEVEMENT WHICH HE DOES NOT BOAST ABOUT AND THE WORLD PRETENDS THEY DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.

    It was like shooting oneself in the foot when the Minister of Education in 1969 ran off to the Sarawakian woods after changing the Policy on English Education in Malaysia. The Tunku could not find him. At least 2 generations of Malaysians are only good at one single language since 1969.

    Recently, Switzerland made English as the second compulsory language in place of French in her schools. Switzerland finally got out of the Francophone trap.

    English has now become as common as air and water in the social intercourse of Humanity. To ignore the English language is now like committing hara-kiri.

    I was in Beijing 20 years ago. I was amazed that the Chinese there could speak self-taught English with an American accent !

    Surprisingly, our beloved Malaysia with an open economy is still struggling to come to terms with the English language which she could have used for manifold advantages without politicising it, a long time ago.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs neglected the English language completely because so much time was taken up by SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST they could not care two hoots for the Rakyat. Now our beloved Malaysia pays and pays by trying to catch up with lost time and MONEY !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Some Ministers are beginning to stand out from the milling and jostling mass of Humanity. Acheh !

  152. mubarakchan Sep 11,2019 11:43 PM

    Tun

    Our good commentator ‘TWINPEAKS’ always has something of interest to say. And on this particular occasion, his acute observation that Brexit or no Brexit, Britain will leave the EU on 31st October 2019.

    Unintentionally, TWINPEAKS also provided the insight of the scenario that if the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs had ratified the Lee Kuan Yew’s creation TPPA/CPTPP, our beloved Malaysia would have been a SLAVE of Singapore forever and locked in by 50 volumes of Agreement.

    In Britain’s case, it was easy for her to enter the EU in 1976. But the whole World can now see how difficult for Britain to leave the EU due to nationalistic constraints on both sides of the Channel.

    In 1972, when the EU membership for Britain was first mooted, I was aghast because I was aware of the deep hatred which dwelled in the hearts of the British against the Germans and not least the French, Dutch, Spaniards etc. arising from the centuries of wars between these combatants.

    I was in Britain soon after World War II. There was wanton destruction by bombing by the Luftwaffe on London. My fellow students still had the fear of the ravages of War in them.

    And on the other side of the coin, a few years later in 1957, I was in Munich which was completely flattened by the carpet bombing by the Allied air forces. At 6 a.m. I could see the ‘poor’ Germans cycling silently and sullenly to work.

    But it was what the British perceived as creeping control of Britain through the laws via Brussels by the Germans which broke the straw on the camel’s back. Those in the know but never mentioned, wanted to get out as quickly as possible. In 1972, the so-called maverick Enoch Powell warned that such an event would happen. He was right.

    Another case in point, is the present unreasonable and illogical conundrum created by the young people of Hong Kong.

    The 1982 Agreement between China and Britain had already been signed sealed and delivered since 1982 without Britain seeking a UN Guarantee for due performance of the Agreement. Perfidious Albion ? Then, the Hong Kong people were meek and mild. For them now, the horse of Democracy has bolted long long ago.

    A most important point for all Malaysians to remember and ponder.

    In 1945, the British Labour Government wanted to impose the Malayan Union on Malaya. It was alleged that some British Advisers alerted the Royal Sultans and the Malays were aroused and stood their ground to protect their hereditary rights of centuries old.

    Otherwise, I fear to think without the peaceful political events which followed in 1951 and 1957, our beloved Malaysia would ever attain the prosperity, peace and harmony throughout those halcyon years.

    Our beloved Malaysia became so rich because of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his predecessors, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Huseein Onn, that the political rapists and vandals soon appeared between 2004 – 2018 and did their worst by bringing the whole country down to her knees by their brutal actions.

    History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    Once I wondered why universities have history professors and their departments. Now I know how important it is for all of us to know about our own history in order to form a normal and proper judgement of the people and the environment around us.

    There we have it all on one historical plate, Brexit, the Hong Kong Conundrum and the Malayan Union of 1945. All harbingers of historical truths whether we like it or not. By knowing the historical Truth, we free ourselves from being the prisoners of History !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  153. mubarakchan Sep 11,2019 8:33 PM

    Tun

    As it is said ‘ Variety is the spice of Life.’ Today we have a variety of headlines which blast our senses to realise that our beloved Malaysia is indeed unique in her sphere of activities, thus,

    1. ” MALAYSIAN VIOLIN MAKEER SCORES GOLD WITH ‘NEGARAKU’ AND ‘JALUR GEMILIANG’. TAN SENG CHUAN WINS 2 GOLD MEDALS FOR HIS HANDCRAFTED VIOLIN AND VIOLA NAMED,’ NEGARAKU ‘ AND ‘ JALUR GEMILIANG ‘ RESPECTIVLEY AT THE 16TH ANLAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION, SESTO FIORENTINO, ITALY.”

    What is better news than this which brings Pride and Glory to our beloved Malaysia from an open international competition far beyond the seas ?

    This significant event reminds all the meritocracy of a transparent achievement as compared to the shadowy achievement by one closest aide 1982 – 2003 who walloped a lot of money from Trust duties under his care and used it to buy ornamental Stradivarius violins made in 18th Century Cremona Italy at US$ 5 Million a piece.

    Not only that, this arrogant closest aide boasted that he lent these treasures to the Singapore and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras and not to Kuala Lumpur where he walloped public money. Undeserved wealth has corrupted his senses.

    2. ” ZURAIDA MULLS SELLING RM 100 BILLION WORTH OF UNSOLD HIGH END PROPERTY TO CHINA, HONG KONG BUYERS ”

    YB Zuraida is one of the Ministers of the New and Incorruptible Government who talks sense all the time. This meant that whatever she wanted to say in public must have gone through her brain with due consideration. As Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad often said, ‘ A proper mind-set.’

    The property bubble created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs has become one of the major obstacles to economic progress and advancement because the banks are up to their eyeballs in financing these projects.

    Not only that, the slow moving economy caused by the same BN Government 2004-2018 due its utter corruption which permitted money to be siphoned overseas is another contributory factor. Vide. 1.5 Trillion ringgits siphoned overseas as reported by the Annual Reports of UN, IMF and World Bank 2004-2018.

    This double whammy of irresponsible neglect brought our beloved Malaysia to her knees today. Hence, our businesses in all spheres are extremely slow moving until the Government decides on which path to take or not to take.

    Since the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 had raped and vandalised the whole of the Malaysian economy, it is logical to find another source of finance or money to fill this terrible black void created on the one hand by over-building or capacity due to corruption of approvals and on the other hand the absence of prospective buyers due to the absence of financing.

    Therefore the YB Minister has every responsibility and duty to see that all are back to NORMAL again by righting the situation with buyers who have the MONEY and save our beloved Malaysia’s economy, jobs and more which is the continuing viability of the banks.

    3. ” IT MAY NOT BE ALL DOOM AND GLOOM FOR S’PORE ECONOMY. CITY STATE’S ECONOMY SHOWS SIGNS OF HOPE AS US-CHINA TRADE WAR DRAGS ON.”

    The saying, ” ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE AN INDIAN SUMMER ” which is as old as the hills. For those who believe in facts and not on hearsay or emotion, I extracted Singapore’s GDP from the Wikipedia for the edification of all thus :-

    i) 1960 – 1999 8% Real average growth.

    ii) 2000 9.9% (rebound)

    iii) 2001 -2%

    iv) 2002 – 2018 1.1% – 14.8% (rebound)

    v) 2019 1.9%

    The statistics tell no lie. For 39 years, Singapore attained a fizzy 8% GDP with coolies working at the Keppel Harbour until the 1970s and the trapping of a slow moving colonial tropical port. As it is now discovered 2% – 3% of the GDP was due to the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989. The riches were placed in the Olympian GIC 1972-1999. This pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without any effort.

    Thereafter, 2001 – 2019, Singapore’s GDP annually of about 3% or less revealed the dilemma of a tiny First World City State without that 2% – 3% oomph provided by the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades which were grabbed by the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s support through his hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights. ‘ As it is said, ‘ What goes up must come down !’

    For the cognoscenti, the above facts and statistics clearly demonstrate the urgency of Lee Kuan Yew to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors in the 1990s when he discovered that the fantastic ride which he and Singapore had from 1948 – 1989 was over forever.

    Hence, Lee Kuan Yew conjured 4 Initiatives to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors with i) Temasek ii) FT imports iii) 2 Casinos iv) TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer.

    The last initiative is the MASTERPIECE OF THE 4 INITIATIVES BECAUSE IT LOCKS IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS A SLAVE MARKET FOR SINGAPORE TAX FREE GOODS. or the Nirvana of Lee Kuan Yew’s dreams to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors.

    By 2019, all of Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives failed and unmasked the frailty of a tiny City State which has no human or natural resources and its fantastic prosperity was due to the one-off Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam together with the bombast, hot-air or Bluffology of Lee Kuan Yew who boasted in the 1990s that Singapore hits above its weight !

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  154. twinpeaks Sep 11,2019 5:18 PM

    It is almost certain that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union With No Deal on October 31. Of course the media and their panel of experts predict that Boris Johnson will resign and that Parliament will stall Brexit. Well, either of this won’t happen. Johnson will still be the Prime Minister and the United Kingdom will be out of the EU after October 31.

    No matter what Parliament does, no matter what the Queen does, and no matter what the City of London or the Confederation of British Industry say, it is the people of England that will decide. Not the people of Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland. Of course, this may lead to the eventual break up of the union itself.

  155. mubarakchan Sep 10,2019 11:34 AM

    Tun

    Addendum to my previous comment on the ‘Headlines’ of today.

    On at least 2 occasions the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry attempted to raise the issue of TPPA/CPTPP in the media. As it is crystal clear that the Lee Kuan Yew created the TPPA/CPTPP for the survival of Singapore and his inheritors after the BRICS grabbed his monopolistic Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam. Singapore lost her secret wand arising from Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel which backlashed on him today,” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” Only the BRICS gained at the United States’ expense. And Singapore was the SOLE casualty.

    Thus, by 2006, Lee Kuan Yew launched 4 initiatives, Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer ! ALL HIS 4 INITIATIVES FAILED BY 2019.

    Hence, current statistics reflect the dilemma of these 4 failed initiatives in a tiny city state wallowing in untested waters of the World.

    And this also explains why Singapore made her very best efforts to turn the aborted TPPA into CPTPP behind the scenes by securing the backing of Japan. Through Singapore’s mouth pieces, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer is good very good EVEN WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES. Believe it or not !

  156. mubarakchan Sep 10,2019 11:09 AM

    Tun

    Coming fast on the heels of our 62nd Merdeka Celebrations, I greet our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong Al Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ‘Daulat Tuanku’ with congratulations and best wishes on His Highness’ official birthday. Also congratulations and best wishes to our Raja Permaisuri Tunku Aziza on this auspicious occasion.

    The Royal Watchwords on this significant event are, ” PRACTICE NOBLE VALUES “. Important words which some of us Malaysians have forgotten for sometime.

    Following this Royal event, our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad underlined that the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side ‘ WE WILL FREE THE NATION OF GRAFT, ABUSE OF POWER.’

    Putting all these important events and the exhortations by our Yang Di-pertuan Agong and the top leaders of the Land together, the Rakyat and the foreign investors at large are pleased that our beloved Malaysia has regained her normal composure and stability. These points augur well for the future.

    For Malaysia is now one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018.

    Further, headlines concerning the progress of the Ministries of the New and Incorruptible Government are beginning to appear in the media. Headlines, thus

    1. ” RCEP NEGOTIATIONS NEAR CONCLUSION ”

    2. ” MALAYSIA PINS HOPES ON RCEP DEAL SUCCESS WITH GOOD PROGRESS MADE ”

    3. ” AZMIN. M’SIA UPBEAT ABOUT NEW ROUND OF US-CHINA TRADE TALKS.”

    4. ” WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR OF OUR EXPECTATIONS ”

    5. ” PUBLICISE CURRENT STATUS OF DFTZ, MSC – PIKOM ”

    1 – 2. Kudos to the Minister of Trade and Industry for assuring all that in the RCEP Deal ‘ Malaysia’s interest and sovereignty are the top priority in doing so.’

    Citing an example, YB said the comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership signed before Pakatan Harapan took over the Government in May last year DOES NOT FIT INTO THE CURRENT POLICY.’ This what I always call a spade is a spade.

    Unlike the shenanigans adopted by Singapore and the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs which treasonous top Malaysian officials attempted to enslave our beloved Malaysia forever by ” SOME OF THE CHAPTERS AND CLAUSES CLOSED BEFORE THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT COULD NEVER BE RE-OPENED.”

    This high-lights the betrayal of our beloved Malaysia by those who had the POWER to do so then.

    The Lee Kuan Yew created TPPA/CPTPP was his legacy for the survival of Singapore and his inheritors USING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS AN ECONOMIC SLAVE FOREVER.

    The riotous proceedings in the House of Commons last night should be an eye-opener to all that to exit such an Agreement is extremely difficult unlike attaining membership.

    Unlike the 1962 Water Agreement which has just 1 page, Lee Kuan Yew ensured that the lackadaisical Malaysians would be mired in the 50 volumes of the TPPA/CPPTP in Singapore’s interests.

    Now, the RCEP follows.

    Since 2005, Lee Kuan Yew established the International Trade Arbitration Centre in Singapore to await business from Malaysia. Singapore has been waiting since with great expectations. As long as our beloved Malaysia can protect herself in the NATIONAL INTEREST AND SOVEREIGNTY FROM SINGAPORE, all will be well hopefully.

    Kudos to the YB Minister of Trade and Industry again !

    Let us hope that the Rakyat are aware that our beloved Malaysia had already LOST THE PULAU BATU PUTEH, THE KTM SINGAPORE LAND ASSETS FOR HALF AN OFFICE BUILDING, STEEL RAILS, HSR COMPENSATION ON WORK 99% ON MALAYSIAN SOIL, THE AVENUE,THE UMNO OWNED NSTIP CHIEF EDITOR’S CHAIR, SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACT TO A PAP CADRE, TOP MALAYSIAN CIVIL SERVANTS SPEAKING LIKE SINGAPOREANS ON THE TPPA/CPPTP and much more.

    Malaysia gained nothing from Singapore except a Singaporean publication which insulted Malaysia on Pulau Batu Puteh during this Dark Age between 2004-2018.

    NOT ONLY THAT SINCE THE DEPRECIATION OF THE RINGGIT AGAINST THE SINGAPORE DOLLAR, MALAYSIA PAYS TO DELIVER RAW WATER AT 3 sen 1,000 gallons to Singapore.

    What does our beloved Malaysia get from Singapore after all the very hot relationships and private retreats ? NOTHING. Billions of ringgits flowed through a small Singapore bank which NO SINGAPOREAN WAS AWARE OF THE MONEY LAUNDERING !

    3 – 4. It is good, very good that the Rakyat has a chance to glean into what the Ministries of the New and Incorruptible Government are doing since 9 May 2018.

    YB Datuk Seri Azmin has commented on his expectations of the US-China trade talks. This is good comment as it enlightened all that his Ministry is not sleeping at work.

    YB Deputy Defence Minister has taken to a two part article to explain everything within his sphere of duties and responsibilities. This is good when he ‘ TOUCHES ON THE SWEEPING CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN THE MINISTRY AND THE ROLE THE DEFENCE WHITE PAPER WILL PLAY IN SHAKING UP THE NATIONAL DEFENCE LANDSCAPE. ‘

    The Ministry of Defence has been treated like a ‘holy cow’ of previous BN Governments 2004-2018. It should now not only be an open book but also a Ministry in which all equipment are maintained up-to-date like warships or submarines which really sail or submerge, or squadrons of jet fighters, transports and helicopters which fly and up-to-date tanks which can move at a moment’s notice.

    5. It is good very good that the PIKOM Chairman made a Press statement about the importance of DFTZ, MSC. There is a tendency in our beloved Malaysia to forget about things like the maintenance of our public toilets. This form of culture is not conducive to a modern environment which must have all equipment or otherwise functioning at all times, and not only the front and no backsides. As one of the 4 most important small countries of the World, it pays for our beloved Malaysia to keep up with the times. And those responsible should carry out their duties and responsibilities accordingly

    NORMAL FUNCTION OF EQUIPMENT WITH NORMAL MAINTENANCE WITH PRACTICE RAISES MORALE AT ALL TIMES. Kudos to the Minister and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Defence who work as a Team. It is good the Ministry of Defence is now on par with international standards at least in the area of Leadership !

    RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRESS AND WORKINGS OF MINISTRIES GO A LONG WAY TO STRENGTHEN THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    I suggest each Ministry gives a comprehensive review of itself to the media and the public once every quarter annually for the sake of transparency and good governance. Keeping things under wraps create unhealthy rumours.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun ss always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  157. mubarakchan Sep 7,2019 3:36 PM

    Tun

    First, I would like to congratulate you on the conferment of a Honorary Degree by the well-established Doshisha University, Kyoto. Another highest recognition of your Life long commitment to the advancement of Humankind.

    Since you became our Prime Minister again in 9 May 2018, one major country after another had lined up to honour you, not only as the leading light of our beloved Malaysia but also more than that, an iconic World Personality for all to cherish as a best role model of emerging countries.

    No other person in public service could match you in terms of motivation, dedication, integrity and most important of all, MORALITYY.

    The latter subject is what I want to comment today. A subject which has been torn to tatters by the immoral mix of POLITICS AND MONEY during the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Second, the subject of MORALITY has been neglected in the maelstrom of debates on RACE and RELIGION. These latter two subjects no doubt play important roles in our daily life and the Constitution. But the intangible MORALITY which governs all behaviour of Humankind is the most important of all in all societies.

    MORALITY concerning a person’s behaviour and conduct of his or her actions is derived from many factors. Our beliefs in a religion is but one factor. There are other attributes such as the biological build-up of a person from his parentage, his or her peers, circumstances arising from the place of work, education, personal experiences and so on.

    Today, some leading lights of our beloved Malaysia have lost all the MORALITY expected of them to lead the majority selflessly and honestly towards a better Life for all.

    But what has happened was that POWER and MONEY corrupted the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Leadership 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Then, MONEY was the only facilitator to buy Loyalty and deliverance of projects. This resulted in creating a huge disparity of salaries as compared with the norms. For example, an ordinary person in IHH was paid RM 100 Million a year. This system is so corrupted, it stinks as the distinguished Tun Ismail Mohd Ali the Gabenor of BNM used to comment.

    With the failure of the elected Leaders in the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs to cast a role model on all the citizens to follow, the whole of its Administration edifice collapsed into a dire situation in which every man or woman was for themselves.

    For example, the hand-picked most beautiful lady spy of our beloved Malaysia, 004, is alleged to have sticky fingers with millions of ringgit notes entrusted to her for safe-keeping which she kept as her own. Immorality unlike lightning strikes all over the place not once, twice or thrice but many times.

    Then we have the greatest crook of the 21st Century, the silly little fat boy who could manipulate billions of ringgits of the Malaysian Government’s public money by pressing the RIGHT button. This twerp is obviously born with NO MORALITY. Why ?

    I was the FIRST to be entrusted an important task to support a market. I found this could not be done because Singapore was dumping shares every time the market moved up. I recognised it was a pointless and futile exercise which only benefitted the Singaporeans. I DID NOT CROSS THE RED LINE BY COLLUDING WITH OTHERS IN THE MARKET TO BENEFIT MYSELF. I reported accordingly.

    THIS WAS THE ONLY INSTANCE WHEN THERE WAS NO GIGANTIC SCANDAL INVOLVING BILLIONS OF RINGGITS.

    Consequently, ALL the huge scandals were blamed on our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who knew NOTHING about the crooked activities of his crooked closest aides who bought banks, Stradivarius violins, public listed companies, padded the 5 wheel rims of a Proton for RM 100 a piece, all other purchases and walloped the factory wastes as well, kicked out their Patron’s friend in Sime Darby, Cycle & Carriage Group in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur so that he, a foreigner, could wallop all the best assets for his crooked friends in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

    In 1994, a crooked Chinese claimed he could support the Bursa with only Sime Bank’s RM 350 Million. He bankrupted Sime Darby with the support of the Sime Darby Malaysian Management but not himself. The task which I reported in the 1980s, could not be done.

    If we study the circumstances of the mega and mini scandals of our beloved Malaysia today, THE FINGER ONLY POINTS AT THE IMMORALITY OF THE PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED IN THE SCANDALS. It was NOT the RACE or the RELIGION. IT WAS ONE AND ONLY FACTOR, IMMORALITY.

    On IMMORALITY, here is the true thinking of a foreign closest aide who sang praises of himself in the Net after robbing the trustee-like assets held under his care. Notwithstanding that he was only a Samsonite carrier of our distinguished Tan Sri Basir Ismail, a trustworthy and capable personality in 1982 in a tiny JB factory. This foreigner now a Singaporean PR, boasted that he collects Stradivarius violins made in 18th Century Cremona Italy at US$ 5 Million a piece.

    Our honourable and distinguished Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd. Ali could deliver the same melodious sounds from her made in Malaysia violin. No problem.

    This foreigner also boasted that he lent his violins to the Singapore and Shanghai Philharmonic but not to KL. Revealing the fact that stolen Malaysian money benefitted these two deserving cities.

    THIS SHOWS HOW IMMORALITY HAS DESTROYED THIS FOREIGNER’S MORALS WHICH HE HAS NONE.

    In his haste to benefit his buddies in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, in 1992, this foreigner kicked me out of the Cycle & Carriage companies in a hurry using Tun’s name so that he could sell the best assets to them at the cheapest price without valuation.

    IMMORALITY has been let loose by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs throughout our land. To corral this terrible animal of our minds now in our midst will take some time by the New and Incorruptible Government. As it is said,’ IT TAKES A LIFE TIME TO BE GOOD. BUT JUST A MOMENT TO BE BAD. ‘

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem as long as IMMORALITY is reined in. Eventually, all citizens will return to their senses. IT IS NOT THE RACE NOR THE RELIGION BUT THE IMMORALITY WHICH HAD EATEN US UP. Back to good old fashioned MORALS for all. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling. And no more crooked closest aides these days in the 21st Century Tun !

  158. mubarakchan Sep 6,2019 10:03 AM

    Tun

    Very good news all round this morning. All due to your efforts and the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side. Thus,

    1. ” CABINET AGREES TO REMOVE PDP OF PAN BORNEO SARAWAK. ”

    This expose’ of the corruption of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs, stinks to high heavens – a well-known comment by the distinguished BNM Gabenor Tun Ismail bin Mohd. Ali.

    A baksheesh of 5.5% of the total contract of RM 16.49 Billion had to be given to an entity for doing no work. This amount was RM 907 Million.

    What was not mentioned was the padding of the RM 16.49 Billion contract. I reckon this padding to be at least 30% of the RM 16.49 Billion which was RM 4.9 Billion or RM 5 Billion. An easy sum to remember for the rapists and the vandals of the BN Government. And the whole multi-billion ringgit project was passed from one sibling to another. Where else but Malaysia under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 ?

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan. Some commentators reacted with 1,000 strokes or dead.

    And in the news this morning, a fellow connected with 1MDB was paid RM 75,000 per month for doing simple work. What about the hundreds of GLCs established during the Dark Age 2004-2018 ? Those Potemkin establishments ?

    It was last reported that the IHH CEO was paid RM 100 Million a year just by increasing profits through Mergers and Acquisitions. This crooked ploy is as old as the hills. Eventually, this corporate edifice will collapse due to the fact that this is based on paper engineering and not internal growth per se – exactly like Singapore today after being bolstered by the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which pushed her from the Third World to the First without any effort. Thereafter, Singapore has been kept up high and mighty with hot air, BS or Bluffology – Singapore’s only natural resource.

    2. ” US INVESTMENTS INTO M’SIA RISING.”

    No other country can boast about a US relationship as long as Malaysia’s !

    How many Malaysians know that the Americans were in Malaya immediately after the end of World War II in August 1945 ? Vide. Memoirs of Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too, Chief Psychological Warfare, Malaysian Government.

    By 1948, the Americans established the United States Army Medical Unit Walter Reed at the Institute of Medical Research next to the KLGH. From that day to 1982, most of the IMR facilities especially the animal house were funded by the Americans. At the peak in the 1960s, another American institution, the Hooper Foundation also quartered there.

    How many Malaysians remember these Americans in KL in the 1960s-1980s ?

    The Ford Foundation, the US Peace Corps, the USIS Centre, the Hooper Foundation and the US Army Medical Research Unit Walter Reed.

    And today, according to the news report, many US E & E firms are set to expand their businesses in the coming years. This is extremely good news for all concerned.

    And we Malaysians must ensure good security, healthy conditions and affordable life-style for all our guests to encourage more to come. Thanks to the New and Incorruptible Government despite the wanton BN rapists and vandals 2004-2018, much is still under control.

    A Survey by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce on American electrical and electronics companies based in Malaysia found that 76% of the companies intend to invest more in the next 5 years.

    Quote ‘ At the same time, MIDA said that the country had approved a total of US$ 5.62 Billion worth of investments from the US in the first half of 2019 compared to just US$ 113 Million in 2018.

    IT IS OBVIOUS THAT NO INVESTOR WANTS TO INVEST IN A CORRUPT COUNTRY UNDER A CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP 2004-2018.

    3. ” RUSSIA MAY SET UP AEROSPACE VARSITY IN MALAYSIA ”

    Kudos to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for encouraging President Putin of the Russian Federation to establish an ” Aerospace University ” in Malaysia. There could be two hubs, one at Subang and another at Kulim. This important university will attract students and academics from all over the World including rocket scientists from Singapore !

    Of course, this University is of the highest World standard to cater to the World and not Malaysia alone. And it is right in the Nexus of ASEAN, a Region which is rapidly becoming a powerhouse of the World with all the major countries actively assisting its development. A Region of over 400 Million hard-working, intelligent and productive peoples.

    4. ” DR M TO DISCUSS SAMURAI BOND ISSUE IN KYOTO ”

    Kudos again to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    No country which is not properly administered, is able to issue Samurai Bonds at an affordable rate.

    The respect which Japan has shown to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks volumes of him and his New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side. This augurs well for other countries to follow Japan’s footsteps in the years to come.

    As it is said,’ IT TAKES A LIFE-TIME TO BE GOOD. IT TAKES JUST A MOMENT TO BE BAD.’ Vide. The proceedings at the KL High Court on 1MDB.’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling !

  159. mubarakchan Sep 5,2019 10:26 AM

    Tun

    You were correct when you emphasized on the growing importance of ASEAN in current World affairs.

    It is timely to make ASEAN more cohesive through joint undertakings like getting together for Tourism or Scientific Research on Inshore fisheries for the benefit of all its members.

    ASEAN should draw as many tourists of the World as possible to these historic and exotic lands which have been inhabited for thousands of years. Tourists always sought out exotic and exciting vistas to visit at the cheapest price possible. There are so many avenues to ease the cost of travel in ASEAN.

    For example, a common affordable air travel ticket which could be used throughout ASEAN valid for 12 months could be a useful currency for any traveller. Or a similar rail/road transport common ticket available throughout ASEAN for the more down to earth traveller.

    A common agency to pool together all ASEAN governmental bodies need to be established to co-ordinate ASEAN activities such as these. As it is I am not aware of the ASEAN countries getting together to push tourism for the Region.

    It is still not late to do so. With the rising headwinds on trade, tourism receipts are the best that could be garnered by all. It is elastic depending on the inputs which a country decides to commit its financial and human efforts available for the job. And on this score, the sky is the limit.

    I see a huge untapped tourist market in Russia and its allies and the Eastern European countries of EU. These tourists love the sun and the warm climate of ASEAN in winter. They travel in droves out to the Middle East for affordable travel and exotic experiences. The lure of the ASEAN countries and the mysterious Orient should be a great selling point which should also emphasise on the affordability of living on a shoe-string in these parts.

    Malaysia never took tourism seriously until the recent years.

    The Ministers and the officials in charge of tourism took it upon themselves as the tourists and enjoyed travelling at Government expense accordingly. The New and Incorruptible Government since 9 May 2019 put a stop to such corrupt activities.

    One BN Minister took her family to the Southern Antipodes on a grand tour of places where the sheep out-numbered human beings. On another occasion, she spent millions of ringgits of Government money to promote an orchid exhibit at the upper class Royal Chelsea Flower Show, London to promote London as a holiday destination. For her efforts, the Malaysian Minister was awarded a Gold Medal by the Queen which she pocketed as her own souvenir instead of surrendering it to the National Museum.

    It is important to note that this particular Minister avoided the dusty and densely populated countries of the Middle East, India and China. As a result, this Minister’s efforts in the Ministry of Tourism were zero.

    However, a few years before this Minister, a high official of the Tourism Board could retire early and established a college because he and his spouse never had a tertiary education. Now both of them are honoured by many academic accolades for their academic achievements. Where else but Malaysia ? I often found them in Singapore the financial centre of ASEAN. Indeed, our beloved Malaysia is a land of many opportunities.

    How did Air Serendipity make so much money in the 1980s ? A true story.

    I was flying to Zurich and seated next to a German gentleman. After a fine repast at 30,000 ft., I gently asked my fellow traveller, ‘ Why you travel by Air Serendipity and not by Lufthansa ?’ He promptly replied, ‘ Air Serendipity pays me US$ 30,000 for every US$ 100,000 my company spends.” He was the head honcho of Hitler’s Chief Spy Admiral Canaris’s oil company in Egypt but was also based in Kuala Lumpur. Admiral Canaris was murdered by Hitler in the final stages of World War II by hanging him with a piano wire ! The Canaris Family must have revived old espionage ties in Egypt to set-up a flourishing business in oil and gas.

    Air Serendipity has always been strictly controlled by Lee Kuan Yew because of the cash nature of the business of tourism. He put his sister-in-law as the Head of the Tourism Board for a life-time.

    In the case of MAS, I bumped into the CEO with curly hair and round eyes in the 4 persons lift of a luxury condominium behind Harrods, Knightsbridge, London. He pretended not to see me by looking up to the ceiling. The entrance to these luxurious flats has a fountain at the entrance along Sloane Street, London.

    As a non-executive Director of Sime Darby, I noticed all the Executives travelled by First Class by Air Serendipity all over the World. The lady in charge of this state of affairs soon emigrated to Perth and set-up Sime Darby Mandarin Travel with Sime Darby as her partner. What I observed was this lady put on more and more baubles as time went by and her husband became more drunk at the RSGC until he could not recognise me on several occasions. It was a small World.

    The dangers of a Government pursuing the tourism business is the danger of CORRUPTION because most of the business dealings are conducted with CASH. This might explain about the many collapses of large travel agencies in EU in the past.

    Singapore succeeded because Lee Kuan Yew personally monitored the tourist industry all the time. His credo was quite simple,” NO CORRUPTION INVOLVING ANY PART OF THE GOVERNMENT.”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. ” PER ARDUA AD ASTRA “

  160. mubarakchan Sep 4,2019 6:22 PM

    Tun

    There are powerful and informative headlines in the media today, thus

    1. ” DR M’s VISIT TO RUSSIAN TO FURTHER BOOST TIES. ”

    2. ” MITI. MALAYSIA JULY TRADE SURPLUS JUMP 75.6% YEAR ON YEAR TO RM 14.27 billion.”

    3. ” MALAYSIAN JULY EXPORTS EXCEED FORECAST WITH 1.7% GROWTH TO NEARLY RM 88 BILLION.”

    4. ” ECONOMISTS SLASH 2019 SINGAPORE GDP GROWTH FORECAST. SINGAPORE GDP IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 0.6 THIS YEAR. ITS THE MEDIAN FORECAST OF 23 ECONOMISTS SURVEYED BY THE MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE – DOWN FROM 2.1% IN THE LAST MAS SURVEY IN JUNE.

    1. Our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be paying an important visit to Russia within the next few days. Russia is a country which Malaysia should build stronger bonds in many activities which we have a common interest.

    For example, Malaysia can offer the finest holiday tours for Russian families during the winter months. Malaysia has many places of interest in eco-tourism in Sabah, Sarawak and the Peninsula.

    A few years ago I asked a Hong Kong tourist why he was holidaying in Kota Kinabalu and not Bangkok as he was carrying two large plates full of food. He told me he was bored with the attractions in Bangkok and opted for a healthy life-style holiday in Malaysia.

    In winter months, Russian tourists swarmed the holiday spots of the Middle East Vietnam and Thailand. It is time our Ministry of Tourism focus their activities at the Russian tourists through the travel agents who must make money. Malaysia can garner a few hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists annually. We have the facilities required by them, the Russians and the exotic foods as well at very reasonable prices.

    Malaysians have been trained as doctors in Russia for many years.

    Russia is one of the most advanced countries in the World of science.

    Industrial activity wise, Russia is advanced in O and G and certain light industries useful to Malaysia.

    Just a few days ago, someone discovered how to breed sturgeon to produce caviar near Tanjong Malim. Maybe one day, Malaysian caviar could develop its own brand for the World market.

    It is timely for Tun to further boost our beloved Malaysia’s commercial ties with Russia, a country which should not be ignored especially in tourism and the food industries like fish, animal products etc. In time, Russia’s population will be familiar with Malaysian products of all kinds.

    And soon, a tourist can board a train at Kuala Lumpur for Moscow or vice-versa. Another route for Malaysian or Russian goods as well.

    Russia is the great white hope for Malaysia to trade with including her tourists.

    2 – 4 The headlines on the economic progress of Malaysia and Singapore are self-explanatory.

    On Singapore, there could only be bad news emanating out of Singapore now and the future.

    The Post-Cold War years have unhinged the socio-economics of Singapore. Uncle Sam’s post-Cold War hegemonic spiel,” Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights.” only benefitted the BRICS with Singapore the sole casualty.

    This left Singapore without a ballast in a multi-lateral World of big boys and small boys. This is going to be tough for Singapore to trade to increase her revenues because of her tiny size and limited population.

    And with no end in sight to the end of the Trade War between China and the US, Singapore’s efforts to improve her well-being will be well-nigh impossible. She is now living on her riches from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam and on borrowed time which is dependent on her diminishing human resources.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Bon Voyage to Russia ! President Putin will give our beloved Malaysia a good deal.

  161. mubarakchan Sep 4,2019 12:27 AM

    Tun

    I was scouring the media for significant headlines to comment on and bring their significance to the attention of all today. I could only manage to capture two out of the many. Thus,

    1. ” PM. NO NEED TO INCREASE RETIREMENT AGE TO 65.”

    These words are not only words of wisdom but of biological fact and significance. For the scientifically trained professionals, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement is full of deeper meaning which is backed by scientific facts.

    I fully support the fact that the retirement age should not be increased for the following reasons.

    First, a person’s mental and physical condition is at its best from the late teens to the late twenties.

    From historical records, most geniuses and inventions took place during this young age.

    Biologically, a person’s general physical attributes begin to decline slowly from the age of 30 onwards. At this age, most people feel they are like superman who will never die. Before they realise their frailty, they suddenly found themselves in the 50s. During this period, the physical attributes decline more rapidly but more in the 60s. And definitely by the early 70s, a person would have lost most of the feeling of strength and vitality.

    Second, The decline in a person’s strength and vitality which governs the mind-set will be hastened by abuse of a person’s natural functions like adequate amount of sleep, eating habits etc. Without any doubt, smoking and drinking increase the decline rapidly no matter what the advertisements say. Smoking kills via lung cancer for those who smoke a lifetime. But as all doctors will advise that we can partake in most normal activities without abuse or do not over-do it.

    Hence, the age of retirement in any service was roughly worked out in the past from the records. At 60, a normal person’s physical attributes and mental functions had already declined by at least 40% from age 21.

    But Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad being a trained doctor and a scientist, could prevent a rapid decline of his physical and mental attributes by keeping a normal life in all his activities and more – his DIET.

    Third, our Diet is one important area where we can control and feed our bodies with the right type of nutritious foods.

    Tun admitted that he drank coffee with milk and no sugar. I drank weak Ceylon tea with milk and no sugar for a lifetime. For breakfast, fish fingers or sardines and toast. No butter or eggs. The best healthy food comes from the Japanese for longevity and health.

    Therefore for a normal Malaysian who had worked in the Civil Service for a life-time, would find at the end of his or her career that he or she would have medical problems more likely to be caused by his or her intake of foods and a lack of exercise arising from years of neglect eg. diabetes, high blood pressure etc.

    From young, light physical exercise of 30 – 60 minutes duration 3 times a week would keep us fit and healthy.

    It is interesting to study the records of Malaysian Civil Service servants through the ages.

    In a small country, there should be mobility of jobs to enable others to enjoy also the benefits of holding a job.

    With a burgeoning Civil Service, it is a travesty of justice to permit those who had already served to stay in service. Not only for this reason but also for their physical condition as mentioned by Tun and my comments on what aging does to a person without being aware of the natural attrition of their minds and bodies.

    2. ” FISHERFOLK CHALLENGES DOE DECISION TO APPROVE PENANG RECLAMATION PROJECT. ”

    The fisherfolk has every right to challenge the DOE on its approval with 72 conditions but the KEY CONDITION was left out i.e. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT WHICH DOES NOT PERMIT UNTREATED AND RAW WASTE TO FLOW INTO THE SEA.

    How the DOE neglected this KEY point in sewerage treatment can not be fathomed ? Has the DOE got experts to do a proper job ?

    And also Singapore had cleaned up the Singapore River years ago and yet the Penang State Government and the DOE are not aware of this well-known fact.

    Our Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah were taken for a boat ride by Lee Kuan Yew many years ago to show off this singular Singaporean achievement.

    In 1966, my Friend Tan Seng Keat, Head of the Penang DID and the Commandant of the Auxilliary Police told me that he was sent to Honolulu, Hawaii to find out whether the sewerage system there was suitable for Penang. The treated sewerage did not flow into the sea. He found that System was too expensive for Penang.

    Since 1966 to 2019, the Penang State Government did nothing to modernise its 19th Century sewerage system which permits the un-treated raw sewerage to flow out of George Town into the sea. The currents wafted this untreated wastes north to Batu Ferringhi. In the 1960s. I could see fisherfolk catching squids at night off Jalan Gurney.

    In 1982, my Cambridge friend went for a swim off Batu Ferringhi. Afterwards, he told me that his skin developed an itch. I smiled and said nothing.

    In the 21st Century, the neglect by not establishing a sewerage treatment plant which does not permit untreated wastes to flow into the sea should not be tolerated in keeping with international norms.

    The fisher-folk have every right to challenge the DOE on this oversight by leaving out the most important condition in their 72 conditions as approved for the 3 islands reclamation project of Penang.

    Justice for the fisher-folk must prevail.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  162. twinpeaks Sep 3,2019 10:53 AM

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/02/hong-kong-protests-calls-grow-to-give-citizens-right-to-live-and-work-in-uk

    This latest news from Hong Kong is predictable. When the Communist regime turns against its own citizens, everyone wants to flee, to the US, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and now the UK. It is no longer true to say that Chinese businesses are investing outside of their country in order to sustain the faltering economy of China, it is actually harbinger of even worse thing to come. And I am not scaremongering.

    China, or rather more than three-quarter of the its population, live in abject poverty, in the interior. Its businesses sure are grossing billions of dollars in annual sales, but their profit margins are so thin that they have to keep selling by the millions just so that they can keep up with servicing their high corporate debt levels. Even worse, as United States is screwing China’s great export plans, just the prospect of lower exports is turning into a nightmare on a huge scale for the Chinese banking system, which I predict will implode with a few years from now. The unreported non-performing loans level in the Chinese banking system today is even higher than what Japan and Asian countries experienced when the economic miracles in Asia ended in the 1990s.

    The Chinese citizens truly want to get out of China, not only for political reason like in Hong Kong, but for economic reason. There is no future for a country that relies on thin profit margins and exploitation of their own workers, and now trying to scare other countries through their belt and road nonsense. The world is not gullible, and the sooner the Chinese Communist regime realizes the, the better not only for for these goons, but for their country itself. The PLA will never catch up with Japan’s navy (although Japan is keeping quiet about it) or Japan’s economy and prosperity. Right now the PLA is turning into a huge internal security organ to beat up its own citizens. And the comical Communist government still thinks that if they lose control, then those pony-tailed warlords from pre-war era will return roam the streets of urban China chopping people’s heads off.

    I think they have been watching too much Hong Kong’s Kung Fu movies.

  163. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 3:22 PM

    Tun

    Two unsurprising events which emanated from Singapore, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE GOES DOWN AND UNDER “. This news is as old as the hills.

    2. ” TO PREVENT FOREIGN INFLUENCE NEW BILL REQUIRES RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO BE SINGAPORE CITIZENS OR PRs.” Singapore still has the ISA ?

    1. Singapore has been building secret caverns for decades as a copy cat of the Swiss Model which began shortly after the beginning of the World War II. It is alleged that a person can enter a tunnel in Geneva and exit in Zurich.

    In the 1950s, I personally saw a Vampire jet fighter of the Swiss Air Force rolling out of a cave in a mountain near Interlaken of the Bernese Oberland. It was something like out of a James Bond series.

    According to many, Switzerland is supposed to be inundated with secret tunnels throughout the whole country as a weapon of defence since World War II.

    This latest old news about Singapore doing great things underground in their tiny island is just a copy-cat version of the Swiss efforts.

    In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew thought he could turn each Singapore postal district like Ang Mo Kio, Jurong, Sembawang etc into cantons like Graubünden, Vaudoise, Valais, etc, He gave up after he found he could put the island of Singapore into just one Swiss lake, Lake Geneva !

    Let those Malaysians who are ignorant about Singapore not be excited by this burrowing by Singapore which is also considering how to turn all the ex-KTM assets into billions of Singapore Dollars after exchanging them with the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government for only half an office building. Stupid.

    The Swiss have been building underground caverns for 70 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  164. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 2:04 PM

    Tun

    Following up my comments on the CONSTITUTION AND THE CHINESE, I now ask a poignant question, thus,

    ” WHY THERE ARE SOME MALAYS WHO WANT TO BOYCOTT MALAYSIAN GOODS MADE BY THE CHINESE WHILST THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IS IN POWER AND DID NOT DO SO DURING THE BN GOVERNMENT 1957-2018 – 61 years ? ”

    Obviously, the Chinese in the New and Incorruptible Government by their words and actions gave rise to apprehension as perceived by others to be trying to breach the CONSTITUTION AS SAFE-GUARDED BY THE YANG-DI-PERTUAN AGONG AND THE ELECTED GOVERNMENT !

    Therefore, the NEW CHINESE IN POWER HAS TO TREBLE THEIR EFFORTS TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO ALL AND SUNDRY THAT AS THE NEW BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE BLOCK THAT THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF OVERTHROWING THE BELOVED CONSTITUTION BY WHATEVER MEANS, OVERTLY OR INSIDIOUSLY (sneakily). Or is this too much for those with a secret agenda ?

    Tun, you are absolutely right when you suggested that the New and Incorruptible Government’s Public Relations via the media should be enhanced and improved. I noticed the Ministry of Information is awfully quiet these days.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  165. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 12:33 PM

    Tun

    I think it is appropriate that after our joyous celebrations of our Merdeka Day 2019, we focus on serious subjects of the day.

    How many Malaysians remember what Merdeka Day means to all of us ?

    How many Malaysians are aware that we all got our FREEDOM because of the CONSITUTION ?

    HOW MANY MALAYSIANS ARE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE SACRIFICES BY ALL, THE ROYAL SULTANS NAD THE DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES ONLY THEN WE HAD OUR FREEDOM, MERDEKA !

    FINALLY, HOW MANY MALAYSIANS ARE AWARE THAT OUR HISTORY PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN THE FORMULATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE SAD SEPARATION OF INDIA INTO PAKISTAN HAD SOME INFLUENCE ?

    History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth which overhangs our Malaysian Politics to this very day. The Bulwark of what governs Malaysian Politics lies in the CONSTITUTION. No more. No less.

    With that historical background, the significant headlines today, thus,

    1. ” GET RID OF OPPOSITION MENTALITY ZURAIDA TELLS HARAPAN LEADERS. ” A good Leader speaks.

    2. ” SHOCKING ! LEADERS WHO ARE TOTALLY RECKLESS IN JEOPARDISING INTERNAL SECURITY. ” From an ex-rabble-rouser who invented the time-bombs of Malaysia ?

    3. ” MALAYSIA NEEDS A STATESMAN WHO DARES TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE.” This fellow just arrived from Mars !

    4. ” GUAN ENG URGES UMNO, PAS TO CONDEMN NON-BUMI PRODUCTS BOYCOTTS. ” YB should study the long history of Malaysia since at least 1945 to understand why this has happened.

    First I again explain my own position.

    I am a Constitutionalist since 1954. Strangely, it was the uppity Singapore Government scholars who turned me to have nationalistic feelings. They strutted around and performed badly at exams.

    Since then, I KNEW SINGAPORE ONLY EXCEL IN BLUFFOLGY LED BY THEIR ERSTWHILE LEE KUAN YEW !

    Remember the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam which pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First.

    Lee Kuan Yew was so clever as to miss the biggest opportunity of all to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce ! But he was seduced to invest this huge mountain of money nearly US$ 1 Trillion in Wall Street and the City with the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich and lost US$ 108 Billion in October 2008 ! And his 47 Failed Policies ?

    Then in Malaysia, we have that Chinese Leader who called me a MALAY BUM-SUCKER FOR DEVELOPING MY 1972 CONCEPT TO FAST TREK THE MALAYS INTO BIG BUSINESS SUPPORTED BY THE PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND YBH TENGKU RAZALEIGH HAMZAH ?

    On 13 May 1969, the Malays only had 2% of the economy. The British had 70% of the best. The Chinese with a few towkays, 25% of the 3rd rate. The riots were caused by many factors. But the root cause was the existence of the Currency Board of Malaysia and Brunei 1957-1972 which gave rise to a colonial type of slow development for Malaysia.

    This Chinese Leader walloped Benta for a song from the Sime Darby Chairman an ex-Chinese Leader, the desirable 1,200 acres of Nova Scotia land, Bukit Beruntong, for only RM 4 Million in collusion with the Sime Darby Malaysian Management of 1990 which was shuffled via a listed company and later sold for RM 88 Million to Selangor Perangsaan and a Chinese who turned this beautiful land into the finest tropical slum ever !

    And the Chinese Leader who called me A MALAY BUM SUCKER was caught as a felon on both sides of the Causeway. He pretended to be poor by borrowing from billionaires for his meagre legal fees. THE FACT WAS MY FRIEND REMITTED S$ 100 MILLION FOR HIM TO HIS GIRL FRIEND’S ACCOUNT IN HONG KONG AFTER LESS THAN 10 YEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

    You may all ask why do I bring up these two glittering examples of the boastful and devil-may-care attitude of these two well-known Chinese ?

    The reason is SIMPLE. BOTH THROUGH THEIR PUBLIC SPEECHES AND ACTIONS DID A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN MALAYSIA AND WORST OF ALL GAVE AN ABSOLUTELY WRONG IMAGE OF THE CHINESE IN THE MINDS OF THE MALAYS, INDIANS, KADAZANS, IBANS AND ALL.

    And further, these two purported Chinese were not Chinese in the true interpretation of a Chinese. A Han Chinese is a Chinese. Not a Straits Settlements Chinese like Lee Kuan Yew or a Lao from an island in the South China Sea.

    These were false Leaders of the Chinese in Malaysia who caused a lot of damage to the image of the true Han Chinese who have a far better character than these two.

    The real Han Chinese, the CHINESE, are the Shanghainese, Hokkiens, Foochows, Teochews, Cantonese, Hakkas only. They all behave properly and entirely different from those two types I mentioned. The British handled them by ignoring the whole lot as they knew the Chinese best of all.

    The situation concerning the Chinese in Malaysia today is exactly like the misled thousands of Hong Kong folk who became disorderly and committed illegal acts for months based on a wrong premise. DEMOCRACY FOR HONG KONG AFTER THE SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED 1982 AGREEMENT.

    AND THAT THE BRITISH PLAYED THEM OUT BY NOT SEEKING A UN GUARANTEE FOR DUE PERFORMANCE OF THE 1982 GUARANTEE.

    In 1982, the Hong Kong people were meek and mild because there was no instigation from external forces via religion, English language, politics. Of course, both Nations knew the consequences of such an Agreement in 1982.

    Where does the present Chinese in Malaysia fit into the Hong Kong Conundrum ?

    Only a minority of the Malaysian Chinese today support those with a loud-mouth in politics because the real Han Chinese are aware through history what these all meant ! Power and Money !

    The British were smart to include the question ‘what dialect do you speak’ in their Government forms which separates the wheat from the chaff. This effectively reveal who are the trouble-makers amongst the Chinese who all looked the same to them.

    Hence, it pays for the Malays to distinguish ONE CHINESE CLAN FROM ANOTHER. I have noted that this distinction has already been taken advantage of by one or two of my VIP Malay friends by using certain types of Chinese for secretarial work or catering and housekeeping services.

    THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION IN PRACTICE IS LIKE THE CHINA-BRITAIN AGREEMENT OF 1982 CONCERNING GOVERNANCE.

    The real difference is that the Constitution was agreed to by all the active participants who put all their interests into the formulation of the Constitution which reflects the MAJORITY OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND. Not only that the aborted Malayan Union, the conflicts and different interests had to be considered.

    IT WAS THE MAGNANIMITY OF THE ROYAL SULTANS AND THE LEADERS OF THE MALAYS THROUGH THE AGES THAT WE HAVE THE CONSTITUTION WHICH BROUGHT MALAYSIA’S PEACE, HARMONY AND PROSPERITY SINCE MERDEKA 1957.

    Most importantly, the noble sacrifice and guidance by our esteemed Prime Ministers,1957-2003, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who single-handedly created the 6 million families of middle-come Malays who now stabilise the Nation as its foremost political ballast, played the most important roles as the LEADERS OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA 1957-2003.

    The 14 years of neglect by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs 2004-2018 brought Malaysia to her knees. THE BENEFITS FROM DEVELOPMENTS WERE NEGLECTED IN FAVOUR OF SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST WITH RM 1.5 TRILLION FLOWED OVERSEAS BETWEEN 2002-2018. Vide. UN, World Bank, IMF Annual Reports.

    In the case of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong people had NO SAY IN THEIR OWN GOVERNANCE FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE THE BRITISH GRABBED CHINESE LAND FROM CHINA.

    The British could have done one compassionate thing for their Hong Kong charges which they did not – the UN Guarantee. There was one Martin Lee who made a lot of ineffective noise at the material time.

    Hence there is no LEGAL BASIS FOR THE RIOTERS IN HONG KONG TODAY. IT’S A SHAM INSTIGATED BY EXTERNAL FORCES.

    With the scanty facts as mentioned above, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WISE AND PRUDENT FOR ALL THE CHINESE MEMBERS AS A GROUP OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AT THE VERY BEGINNING TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED BY SWEARING PUBLICLY THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE YANG-DI-PERTUAN AGONG. It does not matter if this is done over and over again because it takes time for all to play in this country and the Chinese have been in OPPOSITION for so long saying things which they NOW REGRET !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  166. HBT456 Sep 1,2019 12:32 PM

    Mubarakchan
    AND ALL OF US RAKYAT WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED WITH SACRIFICE AND SELFLESSNESS TO THE BELOVED NATION WOULD BE HAPPY THAT WE HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN UNITY, TOLERANCE AND HARMONY WITH PROSPERITY AGAIN ON THE WAY SOON UNDER LEADERSHIP OH THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    What more do we Malaysians want ? With our cost of living one of the lowest in the World BUT THANKS TO THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS DUE TO ITS CORRUPT MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    Let me ask you, mubarakchan, will madam tsai in-wen of DPP insists to grant assylum protection for Joshua Wong and his 3 partners of Demosisto party, student activists, for pro-democracy movement after being arressted by hong kong police?

    Will koumintang members just sit there, and do nothing?

    Will communist members just sit there, and do nothing?

    As long as the tide is not off, no one knows who is swimming naked in there.

    You cant make a baby in 1 month by making 9 women pregnant.

    Unite you stand.

    Disunite you fall.

    Divide and rule?

    When external environment factors beyond our control, unite and rule is the best way out to pay the debts incurred by bn, and ph dari dulu hingga sekarang.

    P/s: belum sampai pru, nor omah from umno baru challenged tdm to bubarkan parliament. kenapa umno baru aktivis baju merah jamal mengamuk dulu, kenapa dia dan dsn diam? was it hate speech, was it greed? was it fear? itu kena tanya selera dan citarasa mereka masing2.

  167. mubarakchan Sep 1,2019 12:05 AM

    Tun

    Before the minutes of our joyous Merdeka Day Celebrations finally ticked away to another day, I take this privilege to lend my support to your National Day Message, thus

    ” MALAYSIA WAS BUILT ON NOBLE VALUES, SAYS DR M ”
    ” OBSERVE VALUES THAT DEFINE US AS A NATION.”

    These are noble watchwords which all Malaysians should cherish and treasure always.

    Tun in his speech stressed on ‘acts of selflessness’ and ‘willingness to sacrifice for the country’s interests. He bolstered these with noble virtues like tolerance, high moral values, mutual respect, and the willingness to share and give and take,

    Since 1954 when I ventured out to the bigger World, I know exactly what our beloved Tun meant with all those platitudes which seem common to some people. Strangely, these are not but often forgotten in the minds of most.

    Our beloved Malaysia since Merdeka 1957 was not expected to perform so well on her own by her ex-British Administrators. But, Malaysia is one of the few which performed and exceeded all expectations until the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BB Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs took command from 2004-2018.

    Fortunately, Man proposes. God disposes. This corrupt and crooked lot was ousted by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. This event augurs well for the future well-being of our beloved Malaysia.

    AND ALL OF US RAKYAT WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED WITH SACRIFICE AND SELFLESSNESS TO THE BELOVED NATION WOULD BE HAPPY THAT WE HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN UNITY, TOLERANCE AND HARMONY WITH PROSPERITY AGAIN ON THE WAY SOON UNDER LEADERSHIP OH THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    What more do we Malaysians want ? With our cost of living one of the lowest in the World BUT THANKS TO THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS DUE TO ITS CORRUPT MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    Our future is indeed exciting with the New and Incorruptible Government leading the WAY in a Nation right in the nexus of an important and strategic Region inhabited by over 400 million hard-working, intelligent and productive peoples. What more do we want ?

    Yes Tun ! Indeed what more do we want ? We want to be one of the top Nations of the World inhabited by normal people who can stand side by side with any other in all aspects. This can be achieved if the Rakyat believe and follow the advice of the New and Incorruptible Government led by your good-self ! On this, I am optimistic.

    As it is, since 9 May 2018, Malaysia is already one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. By the next Merdeka, our beloved Malaysia would have moved further up the daisy chain of Nations in peace, harmony and prosperity.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Forward to the 2020 Merdeka Day ! Congratulations !

  168. mubarakchan Aug 30,2019 5:20 PM

    Tun

    Interesting headlines today, thus {-

    1. ” ZURAIDA : USE YOUR JUDGEMENT TO INTERPRET DR M’S ” NO VACANCY .”

    OR AN ANCIENT SAYING, ‘ ONLY ONE TIGER CAN BE ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP.’

    The fellows are just not listening to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s exhortations on mind-sets, English and the e-World. Important inputs for progress and self-enhancement for all.

    2. ” YOU ARE NOT ALONE. MINISTRY TO RUN CINEMA AD FOR UNMARRIED MOTHERS.” Do the ads picture you alone YB ?

    This is the latest from the publicity seeking junior Deputy Minister of the Ministry for Women, Family and Community Affairs. For the very first time I agree with her good intention but what is lacking is the substance and the follow-up.

    OK. I am a pregnant teenage. I see this ad in the cinema. Where do I go ? The police station where I have first hand experience on the procedures ? Or the general hospital where I also have first hand experience ? Or where YB ? YOU HAVE NOT PROPOSED WHERE AM I TO GO AS A PREGNANT TEENAGER. ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A INDIAN SUMMER YB !

    My view is that the area to be covered is so large being the urban and the rural areas of Malaysia that a dedicated team with a dedicated Head is required to plan and establish discreet, friendly and kind hospice in key locations to welcome a pregnant teenager who will be full of anxiety and ignorance. HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE FOLLOW-UP TO YOUR ADS YB ? And only advertise in the cinemas, YB ? SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNVERSITIES ETC YB ? Sex takes place 24 hours day and night YB ?

    If you may recall YB, you by yourself without the Minister’s blessing announced Policy initiatives within 12 months as follows :-

    i) Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat for female journalists.
    ii) The Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill
    iii) 100,000 pregnant teenagers a year
    iv) Stop building condos to reduce traffic congestions. Have you received any letter from the developers since ? The Bukit Kiara traffic congestion is no big deal if you have experienced the Bangkok, London, etc. All cities are the same.
    v) Set up a fake fight with the Minister of Wilayah Persekutuan
    vi) Set up a unit to care for Women and Children in a Ministry which has been doing this very thing for decades or since 1957.
    vii) Forget about the colour of your skin.
    viii) Set up a Register for Sexual Harassment which is empty to this day.
    ix) ‘You are not alone’. THIS I AGREE. BUT YB DID NOT SPELL OUT HOW THE PREGNANT TEENAGE GET THE HELP, WHO GIVES THE HELP AND WHERE WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT. I suggest you YB given them your Government HP Number in service 24 hours like the BEFRIENDERS. You know them YB ?
    LET US ALL FOLLOW UP ON THIS MATTER WITH THE OBLIGATORY LITTLE BLACK BOOK, YB ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It is obvious like any other place, the august Cabinet has those who only talk and those who walk the talk. Acheh !

  169. twinpeaks Aug 30,2019 3:01 PM

    Thank you Mubarakchan.
    And yes, Enoch Powell went to SOAS too, after Trinity College Cambridge.

  170. mubarakchan Aug 30,2019 10:27 AM

    Tun

    Kudos to TWINPEAKS for his excellent comment on current World events concerning Brexit and the EU for providing the essential details which filled in important gaps in our knowledge on this subject. Thanks TWINPEAKS. At the end of the day, Germany takes all which the British suddenly realised and foreseen by Enoch Powell in 1972.

    Likewise, if Malaysia ratifies the Lee Kuan Yew creation TPPA/CPTPP, our beloved Malaysia and all its inhabitants will be enslaved overnight unlike the EU model with a creeping takeover by Germany over time !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always! No problem. Will the current Singaporean Leadership takes up the earth-shattering Confederation with the United Kingdom with both hands or leave their destiny to their gods ? This is the S$64,000 question !

  171. twinpeaks Aug 30,2019 7:02 AM

    This is what I think about the EU (European Union) project. And I am not alone on this.. a Greek-born Economics professor at SOAS who is saluted by his contemporaries at Harvard to be the most important writer on the subject, also said the same last year. I have written about it in http://www.economicsifu.com several times too. Yes, SOAS IS the most anti neo-liberal institution in the West.. that’s why it’s a cool place to study my politics. The complete opposite of Oxbridge I suppose. We stand up for the down-trodden.
    The SOAS professor wrote that the Eurozone is and has always been a German idea and no one else. But all its neighbours got sucked into it one by one, because no one wanted to be left out. But once every one is in, there is no way out. Essentially because they have given up their effective fiscal and monetary sovereignty to the German Central Bank practically disguised as the European Central Bank. Eurozone states are really not free to spend what they like for their own needs, but instead have to follow the strictures set by the ECB and other European institutions. A bit like when Malaysia still had the Currency Board as its de facto central bank in the early years and the Malaysian Dollar pegged to an external currency. It was no good for Malaysia and it is no good for Eurozone states today either.
    A case example would be if Greek cheese producers want to export more cheese products they need to compete with other cheese-producing countries. But if their cheese are more expensive, then there is no hope unless than can upgrade the quality of their cheese products. Failing that, then Greece will suffer in its cheese export. The only immediate solution is to weaken the Greek currency, but alas none of this was possible, as its national currency was already replaced by the common European currency since 2002. This meant that its central bank has lost effective control over interest rate setting to the ECB. It is true that the prospect of receiving inflow of EU development funds may have lured countries like Greece and Spain into losing their national currencies, and today their national debt is something like 200 percent of their national economies. And Greece cannot leave unless they have paid back every EURO they borrowed from Germany. Thus today not only they cannot compete in the global market, they cannot even pay back what they have borrowed because their economies have stagnated and are too small. What’s even worse is the fact that as EU states, immigrants from Turkey can enter Germany and stay in the UK by default !
    That’s why Boris Johnson wants to take Britain out of the EU for good.

  172. mubarakchan Aug 29,2019 5:23 PM

    Tun

    As someone said sometime ago that we live in interesting times.

    You made a 3-day Official Visit to Vietnam. Lo and Behold ! The World changed nearly completely on your return.

    The most significant change was the announcement that the House of Commons, the Mother of all Parliaments will be prorogued as part of PM Johnson’s plan to leave the EU without a Brexit. This is a momentous move which divides the World again into another half. And what this may bring for us Malaysians living in our beloved Malaysia now staging the unsavoury trials of our ex-leaders who are alleged to be crooks in high office ?

    As I see it, the future is bright, very bright and once again, MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. With you, Tun right in the middle of a purported move by the tiny City State of Singapore.

    Lee Kuan Yew proudly said ‘Singapore hits above its weight’ in her hey-day flushed with money from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam. This pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without much effort.

    Then as always with Humankind, arrogance and complacency set in. After Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel which now back-fired on him, “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” (All anathema to Singapore), the previously monopolistic Cold War market exclusive to Singapore was grabbed overnight by the BRICS, ironically now blessed by Uncle Sam.

    TO THIS VERY DAY SINGAPORE IS STILL TRYING TO FIND A HUGE RELIABLE SOURCE OF REVENUE WHICH WILL NEVER BE ACHIEVED DUE TO HER TINY SIZE. Corollary. A Singapore taxi driver cannot afford a chili crab dinner every night.

    Not only that, after the realization of the loss of the Cold War monopolistic market blessed by Uncle Sam, Lee Kuan Yew by the early 21st Century began to form a strategy of creating revenue for Singapore in place of those Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which was grabbed by the BRICS Post-Cold War.

    By 2006, Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save his legacy and his inheritors were up and running. These were Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports and the Lee Kuan Yew crafted TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. By 2017 with President Trump tearing up the TPPA/CPTPP, the 4 Initiatives of Lee Kuan Yew had run the full course of FAILURE.

    Now, with the Great United States which commands 30% of the World’s economy in the hands of an unorthodox President, the World of commerce has begun to feel the beginnings of an unorthodox economic event to come. The monthly statistics emanating from Singapore showed this. How ?

    Harking back to recent memory, we are aware that Lee Kuan Yew like any rich man was seduced to Wall Street and the City the enclaves of the cleverest denizens of the World down to the level of the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich from his Olympian heights of GIC and Temasek in the 1970s and 1980s.

    At zero ground level, Lee Kuan Yew was like you and me Tun, lost in the milling crowd ! The huge loss of US$ 108 Billions (RM 324 Billions confirmed this in October 2008.

    But if Lee Kuan Yew made the move to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at not more than US$ 300 per ounce from 1970s-2000 and was not conventional and used his brains to work out the options like our beloved wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, by October 2008 SINGAPORE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR.

    Thereafter, Singapore would have really hit above its weight with the big boys in GOLD the United States, 7,000 tons, Germany 4,000 tons, France 4,000 tons, Italy 3,000 tons, Russia and China 2,000 tons each, India 1,000 tons.

    Alas ! the four-legged GOLD horse had come and gone. Singapore LOST THE GOLD OPPORTUNITY FOREVER.

    Is Lee Kuan Yew to be blamed for his narcissism and his Life long obsession to press down our beloved Malaysia ?

    My personal belief is that unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was obliged to think out the options to problems all the time ALONE and could develop an exceptional ORIGINAL MIND-SET, Lee Kuan Yew RARELY USED HIS BRAIN SINCE HE LEFT THE PORTALS OF CAMBRIDGE. In other words, he depended on his brilliant law results and on people whom he respected from the Western World. He did not learn how to think out problems at Cambridge or thereafter.

    WHAT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD HAS BEEN TRYING TO EXHORT US ABOUT MIND-SETS AND ENGLISH TILL HIS THROAT IS DRY !

    Hence, a far better Leader is our beloved Tun Mahathir Mohamad who can resolve problems given time all by himself because he was prepared to do the hard work of gathering information and through years of experience, the successes and the failures.

    In order to do this successfully, a person must remain humble like our Tun who was prepared to undertake hard and arduous work to achieve his aims.

    At the end of the day Lee Kuan Yew ended up with a few MONUMENTAL ERRORS AMONGST HIS LIST OF 47 POLICY FAILURES.

    But our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has NONE but was let down by his closest aides from forex, Proton and all the public scandals engendered by them who even kicked out their Patron’s friend to make corrupt money in Sime Darby and the Cycle & Carriage Lid Group of Malaysia and Singapore. THE FACTS ARE AVAILABLE. The closest aides are hiding with public money.

    Having missed being the KING OF THE HILL, suddenly Singapore has the choice of taking a speculative gamble by being AN INDEPENDENT TINY CITY STATE IN A WORLD OF SELFISH GIANTS or to be able to hit above its weight NOW and be recognised as SOMETHING SPECIAL ETERNALLY.

    The fact is Britain, a nation full of the goodies of doing BIG BUSINESS in finance, IT, industrial products, education etc which another other country would love to have, is now forced to stand ALONE WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED MARKET.

    Man Proposes. God disposes.

    SINGAPORE HOLDS THE KEY TO THE RISE OF A NEW BRITAIN WITH A NEW PARTNER/S WITH A HUGE MARKET. Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes. And our beloved Malaysia is only a whisper away under the Leadership of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    LIKE THE GOLD OPPORTUNITY, ONCE AGAIN THE CONFEDERATION OPPORTUNITY, A MUCH BIGGER OPPORTUNITY, HAS ARRIVED ON SINGAPORE’S DOORSTEP.

    The very last opportunity as far as I can see. If Singapore misses this Confederation Opportunity which will delineate firmly and clearly her future, her future without it is uncertain because tiny Singapore without natural resources and a hinterland depends entirely on REVENUE to further her aims. How with just a indigenous population of 3.2 Millions ? Think !

    The proposed Confederation between Singapore and Britain should be on equal terms without shame.

    The Confederation fits both like a glove. One loaded with all the goodies. The other holds the KEY to open up the Alladin’s markets of the vast Orient from the Middle East to the eastern shores of Japan. Think in 21st Century terms ! The huge logistics apparatus over-seen by the e-business !

    With the Confederation in place, ASEAN becomes a real community of 440 Million hard-working and productive peoples linked closely with India and China and East Asia.

    AND THE CATALYST IS THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITAIN AND SINGAPORE for a market of over 2,5 Billion souls. Singapore certainly has an excellent bargaining chip with our Malaysia under our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Leadership just a whisper away !

    And believe it or not, the Isthmus of Kra Canal will be constructed sooner rather than later. Thereafter, peace and harmony will prevail in Acheh, Southern Thailand and Mindanao. With workers from these places who will have a job, a full stomach, money in the pocket and a future for their families, PEACE CAN ONLY PREVAIL ! Who wants to fight ?

    The benefits for Singapore, Britain and all of ASEAN and Asia are manifold.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. For Singapore, it is NOW OR NEVER !

  173. twinpeaks Aug 29,2019 5:13 PM

    On a lighter note.. I was told by my younger sister that her husband was sent to be official chef for Tun for a week when Tun visited Hanoi (Sheraton). I hope he cooked well Tun. I know he always cooks well for us when we go to his house.

    Nice photo of Tun with my brother-in-law in his chef’s outfit. 🙂

  174. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 6:10 PM

    Tun

    Before I could say “Good afternoon, Tun” , the World of Politics has been turned upside-down by the breaking news that ‘THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL SUSPEND PARLIAMENT. AND THE QUEEN’S SPEECHED SCHEDULED FOR 14 OCTOBER.’

    This announcement is earth shattering and underlines the failure of PM Boris Johnson to secure a Brexit deal from the EU in Biarritz but gained support from President Trump.

    Unlike the ‘kow-tow’ Policy of PM Theresa May in dealing with the EU for 3 long years without any tangible results, Johnson with all due respect to him and his courage, will take Britain out of the EU without Brexit.

    In politics, a Leader must show spine and guts like our wise brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The World likes firm action not dilly-dally or flip-flops which show inherent weakness.

    I SEE THIS BRITAIN LEAVING THE EU WITH NO BREXIT AS A GREAT MOMENT FOR SINGAPORE AND ASEAN THROWING AWAY ALL OUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ASIDE.

    A Confederation between Singapore and Britain/Scotland is both advantages and beneficial not only to these two island states but also to ASEAN at large which will be turbo-charged socio-economically by such a union.

    It is not a shame for Singapore to confederate ON EQUAL PARTNERSHIP TERMS.

    The benefits are fantastic and with the ASEAN market of over 400 million hard-working and productive inhabitants who need a better catalyst now to move out of what is known as the middle income trap, this opportunity of a Singapore-Britain Confederation will not only be the icing on the cake but THE WHOLE CAKE for all of us.

    Where else but ASEAN ?

    I do not see Britain gaining anything with countries outside of Asia.

    Through ASEAN, which will be kick-start by the Singapore-Britain Confederation, Britain may access further into the huge markets of India and China. OTHERWISE ASEAN MAY LANGUISH SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY FOR ANOTHER 45 YEARS.

    The excitement of a radical political move with strong socio economic overtones not only for Britain, Singapore, ASEAN or Asia is the WAY to go. What ASEAN needs will dove-tail into Britain’s established finance and industry technical know-how for mutual benefit.

    The Crisis now looming in Britain with unrest in Northern Ireland to come IS A GREAT OPPORTUNIITY FOR US IN ASEAN PROVIDED THE ELITE OF SINGAPORE IS CAPABLE OF PEERING THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF SINGAPORE.

    Without the Cold War 1848-1989 and the Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades, Singapore is in uncharted waters of undetermined scenarios. WHO CAN FORETELL WHAT THE FUTURE MIGHT BRING FOR SINGAPORE WITHOUT THE CONFEDERATION WITH BRITAIN ? A win-win not only for Singapore and Britain but also ASEAN and beyond.

    SINGAPORE MUST REMEMBER THE FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY WHICH SHE LOST WHEN LEE KUAN YEW MISSED BY NOT INVESTING THE HUGE PROFITS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 INTO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 BUT DESCENDED DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF THE HOI-POLLOI AND THE GNOMES OF ZURICH IN WALL STREET AND THE CITY and lost BIG, very BIG. That opportunity in GOLD TO BE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR was lost forever.

    THE FOUR LEGGED ANIMAL OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGAPORE HAS COME ROUND AGAIN IN THE FORM OF CONFEDERATION WITH BRITAIN/SCOTLAND. Has Singapore the wherewithal in courage, foresight and gumption to jump onto this four-legged horse for SURVIVAL AND SUSSTAINABILITY ? Or is it the same with the GOLD opportunity to lose it forever ? Think !

    TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN AS OUR BELOVED TUN UNDERSTANDS WELL !

    Let us all hope sound minds will determine sound decisions and common sense will prevail in these uncertain times of changing trading fault lines created by those who have the Power to create seismic tremors to make themselves ‘Great Again.’ A drama which the World had never seen before in Trade terms but only in Wars.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we ALL TRUST. Without a radical approach to up-lift our countries in ASEAN, we will all languish for the next 45 years.

  175. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 3:36 PM

    Tun

    I must congratulate TWINPEAKS for his excellent discourse on the ways of China and the Chinese who have been an enigma to the West since its rise in the 17th Century. There have been waves of indifferent attitudes by the Western governments towards the Chinese since the 17th Century when the European colonialists ventured out further into the great unknown the Orient to colonise lands of their choosing.

    The direct confrontation between the Chinese and the West reached its acme with the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion of the 19th Century China against encroachment and colonization by the West powers.

    The declining Ching Dynasty only added fuel to the fire.

    China reached its lowest depths of dignity somewhat like the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    China because of her proud attitude unlike Japan and the ‘black American ships’, at the material time in the 19th Century, paid for her insouciance right up to the rise of the communist Government in China in 1949.

    When the West during World War I for the lack of manpower brought in the Chinese and the Indians to do the manual labour of digging trenches or worse. They became the unmentionables.

    China had a respite of a few years up to the late 1920s before other interventions by rival Asian powers to slow her progress with her new found freedom of Democracy. This was soon degenerated into different political factions and in between the power blocks, the warlords took over in the wide and disparate country.

    China suffered from turmoil of one form or another from 1931 (the Manchurian Incident) to the rise of the Communist Party in 1949 !

    The 1930s brought forth a spew of anti-China literature produced mainly by British authors in the Mid-lands. The most famous series were by Sax Rohmer who told the tales of Fu Man Chu, the yellow skin Chinaman with the pig-tail. The Americans published ‘Charlie Chan, the wise private investigator of Honolulu, Hawaii.’ and many others.

    Sympathy for China began to rise in the West after stories of massacres and brutalities emerged from the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 which was preceded by the Manchurian Incident of 1931.. The West was also beginning to feel being threatened by Germany and Japan.

    With the World War II, China became one of the Allies. But after the War, the KMT was too corrupt and decadent to rule over China. This led to its fall and the rise of the Communist Party of China in 1949. The rest is history.

    With that background, I have often asked my Malay friends, ” Have you ever met a stupid Chinese ?” All would respond with a resounding ” No !” Then I followed with, ” There are some Chinese who are so very clever as to be stupid.” All looked puzzled. I quickly added a few household Chinese names who were so very clever as to be stupid. My Malays friends nodded their heads in agreement and roared with laughter.

    The above description of some Chinese actually reflected on the behaviour and other characteristics of the Chinese, a very independent type of people unlike the Japanese who were forced to work together as a team and survive as a team in their small, bleak and resource-less land called Japan.

    The huge country called China forced all to work and live independently as clans to survive from the natural disasters and other vicissitudes which affected the land.

    The Chinese culture and religious beliefs based on Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the back-drop of ancestral worship were important facets to keep Chinese Civilization intact for 5,000 years. The commonality of the Chinese characters throughout the vast country and its usage helped without any doubt to keep the Chinese Civilization alive and kicking.

    A distinct event which happened only in China through the Ages, through the centuries was that when the Emperor was a nice person who appreciated the finer things in Life, the whole of China would be in turmoil and restless.

    But when the Emperor was a cruel and brutal person with no compunction in lopping off a few heads, the whole country would be at peace and harmony like China today. This was the only method an Emperor kept his Power and Control over a vast country.

    This rule by the sword is the only method to keep China at peace and harmony.

    The word ‘DEMOCRACY’ is definitely a foreign word not understood in all of China even today.

    Democracy will break-up China like the attempted introduction of Christianity by the West in the 19th Century – a form of opium to pacify the natives. This was tried by the West in Africa and only partially succeeded. Christianity did not make any headway in 19th Century China, Japan, Malaya and Thailand where Nationalism ruled strongly.

    The British knew the Chinese best of all the foreign Powers.

    In the 1930s, the Straits Settlements Government would send its Police Cadets for 6 months courses in Swatow, Canton and Xiamen to have a first hand knowledge of how to handle the Chinese living in their colonies.

    To keep further tabs on these independent minded and recalcitrant Chinese, the British established ‘Offices for the Protector of the Chinese’ a euphemism, immediately located next to the Chinatowns of Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in the late 1930s. The Office of the Chinese Protector is still standing opposite the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur to-day.

    And in all the Government forms before Merdeka 1957, an important question to be filled in by a Chinese was ” DIALECT SPOKEN “. Why ?

    A Chinese cannot escape from this poignant question because the British wanted to know the behaviour of a Chinese whether he or she a Hokkien Foochow, Hainanese, Cantonese, Kwangsi, Teochew, Hakka, Shanghainese etc. Each type of Chinese behave, eat, observed rituals and customs differently.

    THE BRITISH KNEW BEST. The present Hong Kong conundrum explains. Hence, the 1982 Agreement between China and Britain lacked a UN Guarantee for its ultimate performance which was NOT sought by Britain at a time when the Hong Kong folk was meek and mild. Of course, both China and Britain knew what may happen later. vis-a-vis the aborted Malayan Union of 1945 and the rise of Malay Nationalism.

    Finally, I agree with TWINPEAKS the expatriates love Malaysia and the Malaysians. But this does not hold true for their Governments vis-à-vis China as was reported from the G7 Meeting in Biarritz, France.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  176. twinpeaks Aug 28,2019 10:58 AM

    On the brewing confrontation between China and the West, it is all about trade and economics. It is nothing serious. It will be resolved quickly through common sense on both sides. In the first place, the West has never treated China like an enemy. In fact the West loves China. The West loves Asia. That’s why we see a lot Western expats settling in Asia, especially the stable tropical countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. They love it here. And they love travelling to China, Japan and South Korea for holidays.
    China is not and will never be an enemy of the West. Perhaps just an irritation sometime, like the economic and trade irritant China is now to the US. For a start, Asians don’t have Any inclination to become world powers. Japan was shocked to be considered a world power in the Eighties and Nineties. They just enjoyed the ride while it lasted. Then BOOM! A permanent recession hit them and Japan still hasn’t recovered fully. But they don’t grumble the loss of economic status. It’s fine.
    China in my view only wants to look after Itself, and nobody else. The Chinese could not care less what happen to their neighbors, let alone the West. The only Chinese we see living outside China are ones who desperately wanted to escape their dragon Communist government (including I believe my merchant grand father and uncles). They are harmless and pitiful. Really pitiful because they are trying to hide as long as possible from China, and just make a living and raise their families outside that Communist state.
    The real and permanent threat is Communism, not China.
    Why does China prefer Communism with its so-called Chinese characteristics? Perhaps because they still think this is (erroneously) the only way to attain economic progress for a country with 1.5 billion people. I believe, China treats Communism as a tool to maintain its own survival.
    For the US and West, the real threat has always been and will always be the country that was the root cause of the Franco-Prussian War, the First and Second World Wars, all the Balkan conflicts and all the Arab-Israeli wars.
    It is Russia.

  177. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 10:07 AM

    Tun

    Just as I was thinking that the news these days would be boring and uninteresting, the following headlines popped up to catch my weary eyes, thus

    1. ” UTICO AGREES TO RETRUCTURING DEAL WITH HYFLUX.”

    This is extremely good news for Maybank the main banker for Hyflux. The loan involved was about S$ 600 Million. At one stage, I thought Hyflux collapse was a certainty. But lo and behold, UAE’s UTICO became the Knight in shining armour and signed on the dotted line securing 88% of the Company. The other 12% belongs to the original shareholders, I assume. No doubt some of the loans would be turned into equity underwritten by UTICO.

    Hyflux was brilliantly conceived by an ex-Malaysian who expanded rapidly and was once hailed as one of Singapore’s finest corporates. But suddenly the revenues of Hyflux collapsed which left the company with a double whammy – revenue loss and over-expansion. Hence, kudos of UTICO for its shrewd investment and kudos also to the fighting spirit of Hyflux’s CEO. Our good wishes to both.

    2. ” ANOTHER CHANGE OF GUARD AT PNB “.

    PNB is the paramount Trust in Malaysia. PNB reports to Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra.

    Kudos to the Chairman, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and the Board of PNB for appointing the latest qualified person to the Group CEO’s chair. Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes.

    In passing, it is alleged that PNB’s Sime Darby may have breached the Trustees Act 1949 and the duties and responsibilities of Trustees when the Sime Darby Foundation was established.

    According to Ahmad Farouq Amir quote,’ The general rule is that a trustee cannot delegate his duties relating to the management of the trust to another person.’ Norliza Abdul Hamid. October 2012.28. Lord Westbury in Robson v Flight . 1865.” such trust and powers are supposed to have been committed by the settlor to the trustees he appoints by reason of his personal confidence in their discretion and it would be wrong to permit them to be exercised by another.”

    3. ” CONSIDER THE PLIGHT OF FISHERFOLK ”

    The plight highlighted by Khoo Salmah Nasution, the well-known heritage and environmental activist in her letter to the Editor, The Star, today aptly described the suffering of the fisher-folk not only in Telok Bahang, Batu Ferringhi and Tanjong Bungah of Penang but a much wider field affecting the whole coast line of Malaysia.

    In 1966, the Head of Penang’s Drainage and Irrigation was despatched to Honolulu, Hawaii to inspect the sewerage system there. He told me that the Honolulu was too expensive for Penang. Since 1966 up to 2019, nothing was done to the 19th Century sewerage system of Penang which raw wastes flow continuously north towards Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang

    In 1982, my friend from Cambridge told me that after a swim off the beach at Batu Ferringhi, his skin developed an itch. I smiled and said nothing.

    It is amazing that the close relationship between the Penang State Government and the Singapore Government since 2008, did not produce any tangible result which would have up-graded the 19th Century sewerage system of Penang. Notwithstanding, the visit by Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah to Singapore many years ago when Lee Kuan Yew proudly took them on a cruise along the clean and pristine Singapore River which was foul-smelling in the old days. I still can smell it today.

    Instead according to Khoo Salmah Nasution, the Penang State Government embarked on more reclamation projects to add to more pollution of the sea off Penang.

    As I commented that arising from this crisis affecting our fisher-folk and their livelihood, and taking this as an opportunity to create a new industry for entrepreneurs and more jobs as well, Malaysia stands in good-stead if we can secure the help of Japan to assist in the study, conservation and exploitation of our inshore fish, crabs and shell-fish wealth of rivers, mangrove swamps in an orderly and scientific manner so that all will benefit for now and the future. Our beloved Malaysia has thousands of kilometres to do the job which does not require a rocket scientist from Singapore.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  178. mubarakchan Aug 27,2019 7:01 PM

    Tun

    Three trivial matters which could be resolved by the rule of the laws and common sense have worn-out the most hard-core antagonists of Lynas, khat and the fire-brand preacher.

    As the days go by, the antagonists are shown to be without the teeth of a tiger.

    A significant revelation of the difference between hot air or BS and the possession of real POWER.

    In fact, POWER is more effective by not using but showing it. The fact that those ineffective PMs between 2004-2018 did not understand the meaning and the use of POWER brought their ignominious untimely downfall.

    For example. If a PM has the ultimate POWER, all he needed to do was to SHOW it and not to USE it by borrowing MONEY. As it can now be discerned about the latter. It’s messy. Again, it was the mind-set at play as you so described such deficiencies vividly, Tun !

    Having brought out the fact that today there were no headlines of note but only one from Singapore, the city-state which used to hit above its weight but no longer since 2002, thus

    ” SINGAPORE FACES RISING TIDE OF BAD DEBT WITH RECORD BONDS MATURING. ”

    Quote, ‘ Singapore firms are likely to see more soured debt as the trade reliant economy takes a hit from US-China relations……….Singapore Government cut its forecast for economic growth this year to about zero……….This nation has already been rocked by the high profile collapse of water treatment plant Hyflux Ltd………..The ‘restructuring legal specialists’ Rajah & Tann says , ‘ We expect to see more distress in Singapore and the larger Asian region. ‘

    These economic events are happening just a mile from the southern tip of our beloved Malaysia. We expect a GDP of 4.9% this year.

    The difficulties which Singapore faces now have been in the offing since 2008 which some renown economists called the Great Recession. To this day, the recession has not been resolved due to the huge gush of money provided by the QEs of both the US and the EU which uplifted all the markets, equities and commodities.

    For a tiny city-state now dependent entirely on trade of the conventional kind and not that Questionable and Unmentionable Trade of the Cold War kind, 1948-1989, the World of today does not make any sense for such tiny state to exist and prosper because the KEY TO ANY NATION’S SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY TODAY IS REVENUE FOR THE STATE, THE MORE THE BETTER. Unfortunately, for Singapore, all bad tidings come together beginning with the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 and Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel thereafter, ‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights’ which only benefitted the BRICS and Singapore the sole casualty as we can now clearly see.

    By all accounts, the longer the down-trend for Singapore as reflected by the statistics, the harder for its ultimate recovery. In the meantime, if the Singapore Government resorts to a stimulus, more reserve money from those go-go days of the Cold War 1948-1989 will be diminished. As it is, I reckon 5% – 10% of her huge reserves have been lost. And those deja vu years of the Cold War 1948-1989 will never return again.

    Hence, it is imperative for all Malaysians to be aware of what is really happening in Singapore, our closest neighbour and ex-protagonist which may give us insights of what might happen to our beloved Malaysia in the months ahead.

    Against the expected headwinds to come, our beloved Malaysia has the following good assets to weather any storm or any crisis, thus

    1. A New and Incorruptible Government led by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.
    2. With an excellent Leader, his immediate Ministers are capable and experienced. The Ministry of Finance is now controlled by a good book-keeper.
    3. As long as the price of petroleum is at US$ 60 per barrel or thereabouts and the palm oil price is at US$ 2,200 per ton with not much reduction in our exports, our beloved Malaysia should be alright.
    4. The list of infra-structural developments to come will provide a fall-out of benefits for the economy.

    i) The Northern Corridor with the International Kulim Airport and 3 runways as the hub and platform for developments in Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The fall-out will benefit the rest of the country including Sabah and Sarawak.
    ii) The launch of the ECRL.
    iii) Tourism will play an important role to attract more tourists to garner more foreign exchange.
    iv) Existing FTZs maybe re-vitalise due to demand arising from the China-US Trade War.
    v) The proposed rejuvenation of the inshore fishing and breeding industry with the assistance of Japan. To save our rivers, mangrove swamps in conjunction with providing a better livelihood to the fishermen and assist entrepreneurs to profit from this inshore related industry. Thousands of kilometres are available to create jobs and income.
    vi) Miscellaneous.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The New and Incorruptible Government will show us the WAY ! IN YOU WE ALL TRUST TUN !

    Where else but Malaysia ?

  179. mubarakchan Aug 26,2019 5:26 PM

    Tun

    Unlike his predecessors who placed a premium equally on War and Peace, President Trump loves to be iconoclastic in America’s interest, the likes of which the World had seen since January 2017. On the first day in the Oval Office, Trump tore up the Lee Kuan Yew’s TPPA to the happiness of those who think that the TPPA is a Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. And to the chagrin of the Singaporeans who had the US Democrat mojo for so long ! Since then, Singapore entered her own Dark Age !

    As days passed by, there seemed to be unending crises of different magnitude affecting different constituents emanating from Trump most of the time.

    Trump had stirred up so many countries expectations in the Great United States as regards Climate Change, NATO, Defence Treaties with Japan and S. Korea, Trade with China etc that they have lost confidence in him to lead the World on behalf of the West. This added more to the anxiety of facing a resurgent Russia which the Europeans feared the most.

    That aside, how many Malaysians really know China and how she works ?

    Yet President Trump took on China without a deeper understanding of this 5,000 year old Middle Kingdom.

    First, it is alleged that many businesses in China today are still owned by the Chinese Government. Being an authoritarian government there is no cost but to keep the workers working and get paid and fed in a capitalistic system.

    TRUMP BY HEAPING TARIFFS AFTER TARIFFS ON CHINESE EXPORTS IS ACTUALLY NOT HARMING THE CHINESE INDUSTRY IN ANY MANNER because the cost is absorbed by the authoritarian government. In other words, Trump is boxing at his own shadow.

    Second, if the yuan weakens concomitant with an adjustment of the cost of a Chinese product, there is no effect on its overall cost even though Trump heaped a heavy tariff on it.

    THE KEY TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT POLICY IS TO KEEP THE WORKERS WORKING AND WELL-FED SO THAT THEY SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT.

    How many Malaysians noticed that China produces billionaires like the bean-sprouts or towgay ? How many Malaysians are aware that without the support of the Chinese Government, these billionaires do not exist ? And all the Chinese billionaires belong to Daddy, (Chinese Government) !
    Hence, 100 absconded Chinese billionaires are on China’s wanted list !

    In other words, CHINA’S POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM IS AS ONE.

    Unlike the political and socio-economic systems of a democratic country like Malaysia with the exception of the Age of the BN Rapists and the Vandals, 2004-2018.

    There is no way Trump can win against such a tightly knit Political and Socio-Economic System which is controlled from the centre.

    Maybe Trump discovered how the Chinese Government works like this and wants to break the System up. But it is not the System ultimately which will stand up to him but the digits.

    At the end of the day. I believe the Chinese digits will win against Trump because they do not incur any cost to begin with. Being an emerging country, China, the expectations of Life are different from that of America’s.

    FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, HOW TO FIGHT AN ENEMY LIKE THIS ?

    After World War 2, the Americans decided to avoid any war on mainland Asia. They did not in the Korean War 1952-1954 and the Vietnam War 1962-1975. In both Wars, the Americans lost by having been fought to a stand-still.

    NOW THE CHINA-UNITED STATES TRADE WAR IS NO DIFFERENT.

    With so many think tanks in America especially in Washington DC, not a single think tank has come up with an analysis that America will fail again in Asia, China.

    On the other side of the coin, a true story. A couple of years ago, I visited my son in a college at Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. I stayed at the Radisson Hotel. In the lobby there was an All-American souvenir shop full of Americana. Each item was labelled ‘Made in China’. Behind the counter was the owner, a Jewish lady.

    Another true story. As far as I know the Chinese textile trade in Asia and South-east Asia even in Africa, are mainly controlled by the Shanghainese who worked hand in glove with the American Jewish families who control the textile trade of North America, the US and Canada. The trade connections began decades ago.

    These are just 2 small facets of the huge Trade between China and the United States which Trump is trying over-come with his view of the World.

    A BACKLASH FROM THOSE BUSINESSES WIPED OUT BY TRUMP IS TO BE EXPECTED !

    However, our beloved Malaysia will benefit from the fall-out of the China-US Trade War which no one can fathom the end-result.

    We are fortunate to have the best Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team to lead us in the uncertain future years ahead.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. IN YOU WE ALL TRUST.

  180. mubarakchan Aug 25,2019 10:34 PM

    Tun

    Bon Voyage to Vietnam tomorrow. A major ASEAN nation which we can do business with as we are just across the seas. Vietnam needs property development, infra-structure construction and o & g activities. Malaysia needs a bountiful supply of rice and other foods especially from the sea and tourism from its rising middle income classes. Vietnam and Malaysia are perfect fits for each other in terms of trade and mutual infrastructural developments.

    Our Malaysian markets are still small to Vietnamese products. But we have already known them for many decades. But with your determined efforts and friendship to Vietnam, our beloved Malaysia will succeed with Vietnam.

    A headline, ” ZURAIDA DISMISSES CLAIMS ON DR M LOSING SUPPORT. ”

    Minister Zuraida since her appointment had always spoke out sensibly and bravely against the fake news produced by the Opposition.

    I would like to ask, ‘ HOW CAN AN HONEST PRIME MINISTER LOSE SUPPORT IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, without even taking into account his record of service, experience and capabilities ?’

    ONLY THE NAYSAYERS, TROUBLEMAKERS, DETRACTORS, BAD HATS AND MORONS WHO ARE DEAF, BLIND AND DUMB WILL BELIEVE THIS FAKE NEWS CREATED TO FAN DISCORD AMONGST THE AMBITIOUS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  181. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 4:52 PM

    Tun

    The following serious headlines should be highlighted today, thus

    1. ” REHABILITATION LIKELY FOR 13 YEAR OLD. STUDENT WILL GO THROUGH TWO YEAR AADK PROGRAMME IF HE OPTS OUT OF SCHOOL.”

    With all due respect to the AADK Programme, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Welfare should not only strengthen their programme AADK but up-grade it with more staff for monitoring and guidance of their charges in hand. This Unit in the Ministry should be the biggest of all taking precedence over the other areas under its care. Many young lives are involved. As far as I know, its the early teens which are affected by the bad hats around the schools and entertainment shops established near the schools. Such establishments should be banned and pushed away from the schools. The rehabilitation programme is a long one which should be handled with patience and planning by dedicated staff. It must be accepted that this drug problem will be amongst us for many years to come. Good Government like the New and Incorruptible Government will govern with care. Bad Governemnet like the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, will neglect their duties and responsibilities towards the Rakyat. But we must never neglect or forget about those disadvantaged, the old, the young and the addicts who need the Government’s help and attention to lead normal lives in one of the unique countries of the World. We must never forget them.

    2. ” SLOWING SINGAPORE ECONOMY DRIVES PROFIT DROP AS TRADE WAR BITES. COMPANIES IN BENCHMARK STRAITS TIMES INDEX POST FIRST EARNINGS DECLINE IN SIX QUARTERS.”

    Any decline in any company anywhere is not good news. In this particular case concerning Singapore which has to depend on exports. a drop in exports mean a drop in profits. And the first decline has been announced. This was historic.

    It means the forthcoming months could get worse before it becomes better. Manufacturers take their orders 12 months in advance. Hence, the great expectations of what is to come for Singapore exports.

    Whether our beloved Malaysia can escape this Sword of Damocles remains to be seen with the future statistics to come ?

    For the cognoscenti of current affairs, they will understand the neglect of building up a creditable monetary reserve by the Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018, is criminal especially when the price of a barrel of oil touched US$ 110 a barrel in 2010. All the money from revenues had gone without any tangible return. And yet this Leadership after ruining the country which belongs to 31 million citizens behaves they still have a right to rule. ” Once bitten twice shy. ”

    3. ” UK SHOULD BREAK WITH EUROPE ON PALM OIL. THE COUNTRY CAN EXPECT BETTER TRADE TERMS WITH SOUTHEAST ASIA IF IT ASSERTS ITS INDEPENDENCE POST-BREXIT.”

    When the UK joined the EU in 1976 after years of raging debates with the likes of Enoch Powell who was dead against the union, I was surprised that UK dropped all its historical baggage vis-a-vis the Europeans with whom she had fought and won many wars. Now this historical aspect has unfolded and come around in a full circle. Seeing is believing.

    The perfect timing by our wise, brilliant and courageous, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to call to Britain to drop all pretences with the EU concerning the palm oil and join hands with ASEAN to form a Common Market of sorts to beat the stubborn headed Europeans.

    THE WEAKNESS OF THE EUROPEANS IS THEIR OMNIBUS SOCIAL SYSTEM WHICH IS NOW HELD UP ONLY BY GERMANY !

    This is their Achilles Heel which I do not expect that it can withstand a long period of diminishing revenues from exports for their Governments. Most of the Eastern European countries are still playing catch up to Germany. Italy and Greece have shown to be recalcitrants with Spain and Portugal not very far away.

    If the EU still wants to ban Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil, it is only fair and just that we buy less EU goods if they think South America is the way to go for them. We buy more from Britain if she is our Trade Partner.

    With fast moving events now created by President Trump, Britain can only be driven into the arms of ASEAN with which she already had historical links. Besides, ASEAN is a fairly well-knit and cohesive group of dynamic Nations of 440 million inhabitants who are well-connected to East Asia and China which is rolling out its Belt and Road initiative. All told to have a population of at least 1.5 Billion !

    With all due respect, the EU is short-sighted and cared only for its own interests which is to protect their own agricultural edible oils The fact is palm oil is much cheaper to produce. In this World of Free Trade which they have always expounded, the cheapest product wins.

    The EU Policy to protect their expensive oils is a flawed policy which will boomerang on them one day. Besides foe them to single out only palm oil to hit is not only unfair and unjust but a travesty of justice.

    Malaysia was part of the UN Peace Keeping Force in the ex-European colonies of Congo, Somalia and Lebanon.

    Hence, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the perfect call to Britain at the right time.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  182. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 11:02 AM

    Tun

    This morning there were plenty of news about an impending Cabinet Re-shuffle. This event is to be expected in Governments all over the World. And Malaysia is no exception. The headlines on this speculative subject whether real or false remain to be seen, thus

    1. ” TOK PA TO REJOIN CABINET ”

    2. ” REPORTS CLAIM CABINET RESHUFFLE COMING SOON. ”

    3. ” Cabinet shuffle likely “.

    May recall about Lee Kuan Yew’s cunning and sneaky TPPA/CPPTA to enslave our beloved Malaysia by buying up all of Malaysia’s responsible Leaders from top to bottom to ensure Malaysia signed the TPPA which the ex-PM did in 2018 ?

    May we recall this treacherous headline in red in the NSTP Thursday 25 May 2017 ” MALAYSIA MUST NOT QUIT – DESPITE WITHDRAWAL OF US, THERE IS STILL MUCH TO BE GAINED FROM PACT, SAYS MINISTRY’S EX-TOP OFFICIAL, TAN SRI DR REBECCA FATIMA STA MARIA, FORMER TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTRY SECRETARY-GENERAL.”?

    She was just parroting what the Singapore Government was saying after THE UNITED STATES MARKET LEFT THE CROOKED TPPA IN JANUARY 2017. It is alleged her spouse worked for the Singapore Government in a job Russia, China, Israel, Egypt, Myanmar, North Korea, Iran love to jail.

    Let TOK PA in all his wisdom leaves this cunning and sneaky creation of Lee Kuan Yew, the Malaysia Killer/Malays/SME Killer, TPPA/CPTPP behind in history if he joins the Cabinet of the New and Incorruptible Government.

    BUT A DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY LET OUT A SQUEAK THAT THE CROOKED TPPA/CPPTA WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES IS FAVOURABLE FOR MALAYSIA. Actually, it is alleged subconciously he meant SINGAPORE. Smart On the assumption that fools are born every day in Malaysia. If this is not the usual BS from Singapore, WHAT IS ?

    NO MORE SNEAKY DEALS WITH SINGAPORE THROUGH VERY HOT RELATIONSHIPS AND VERY PRIVATE RETREATS. LIKE THESE, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA THROUGH THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs, HAD LOST ISLANDS, KTM LANDS AND RAILS IN EXCHANGE FOR HALF AN OFFICE, NSTP CHIEF EDITOR’S POST, SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACTS, MAYBANK BUYING A PIECE OF SINGAPORE PAPER FOR RM 1.3 BILLION,, THE AVENUE AND MANY OTHER SECRET DEALS AS YET UNKNOWN.

    And what did Malaysia get from Singapore, not only ZERO but also paid to deliver free water to Singapore and paid compensation for a HSR deal which benefits Singapore 99% WITH SINGAPORE PAYING 1% OF THE COSTS. STUPID.

    NOT ONLY THAT WE MALAYSIANS WERE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT WE ARE STUPID IN A SPECIAL SINGAPORE PUBLICATION ON PULAU BATU PUTEH. Can any of our traitors stomach these insults ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem Man proposes. God disposes.

    DESPITE THE LEGENDS OF MALAYSIAN TRAITORS SERVING SINGAPORE. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS BECOME ONE OF 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITIAN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. WITH THE COMING OF BREXIT, BRITAIN WILL JOIN HANDS WITH ASEAN TO CREATE A GIGANTIC COMMON MARKET FULL OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR US AND THE WORLD. Whether we like it or not, the World is changing fast because the traditional and conventional order of trade has been unhinged by President Trump. Man proposes. God disposes. Our beloved Malaysia is poised TO BENEFIT FROM THIS CONUNDRUM UNDER YOUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE. For the very first time, tiny Singapore will feel like an orphan when ALL NATIONS ONLY LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES. Acheh.

  183. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 2:02 AM

    Tun

    My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd. Ali for being bestowed the honour ‘ IBU NEGARA ‘. A most fitting honour for a person who had served our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat for so long with humbleness, dedication and sacrifice. The hallmarks of true leadership. Indeed, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is a leading icon in the field of National leadership and a role model in more ways than one, for all of us, the Rakyat.

    Out of the goodness and exemplary deeds of Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, a medical doctor and a fine musician, a magnificent School of Music is now established for the benefit of all, the public.

    Kudos to Tan Sri Dr Jeffery Cheah who spearheaded this noble effort to further the cause of all Malaysians to move further up the daisy chain of successful Nations.

    The sky is the limit for us, the Malaysians. Our beloved Malaysia is now one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Our thanks to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    As an ancient saying commented, ” Without Peace and Harmony at Home, we cannot fight and win in the streets. ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  184. mubarakchan Aug 21,2019 12:00 PM

    Tun

    This morning I have decided to comment on something entirely different from my usual socio-economics, Singapore etc. Two headlines struck me as significant on subjects which you and I know very well, thus

    ” A DRUG ADDICT AT JUST 13. ”

    ” MALAYSIA ESCAPE ROUTE FOR CARTELS ”

    Less Corruption. Less smuggling of rare birds, fish and animals, ivory, diesel, drugs, human trafficking etc. THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS.

    ” NO WELFARE FOR THE YOUNG AND THE AGED “. This last was concocted by me.

    It was absolutely astounding that the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2003-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs did absolute nothing in the field of care for the Young, the Aged and the drug Addicts.

    Billions of ringgits were spent on mega projects which served no purpose. Over One Trillion ringgits were siphoned overseas according to the UN, World Bank and IMF Annual Reports.

    But hardly any money was spent to look after the Aged, the Young and the Drug Addicts.

    SELF-ENYOYMENT AND SELF-INDULBENCE WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY (2004-2018) FOR THE EXCLUSIVE TOP BN LEADERSHIP AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    The moment the Corrupt BN Government was in POWER 2004-2018, a Policy to set up a chain of NS Camps was announced to foster UNITY BECAUSE SINGAPORE IS DOING IT. THEREFORE, IT IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO APE IT.

    No necessity to think out all the options because the motive was to MAKE CORRUPT MONEY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NS CAMPS, TRANSPORT, CATERING, UNIFORMS, GUARDS ETC.BY USING SINGAPORE AS THE EXCUSE. This was the very first attempt at stealing from the Government coffers with intent.

    How our UNITY could be fostered in this fashion by APING SINGAPORE only the very stupid would have believed them. To all and sundry, this NS Camps have not proved to be sustainable and have caused deaths and injuries to the young. A foolish waste of money thought out by foolish leaders.

    With the NS Camps now lying derelict and idle in different parts of the country, it pays for the New and Incorruptible Government in keeping with their good governance and common sense to utilise these camps for the Aged and the Drug Addicts.

    The Aged, the Young and the drug Addicts who should be under the aegis of the junior deputy minister of the Ministry of Women,Family & Community Development since 2018 are completely neglected as they were under the regime of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Instead this sex-minded deputy minister proposed a nursery in the Dewan Rakyat, an Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill, alerted us on 100,000 pregnant teenagers annually, faked a fight with a Senior Minister, proposed a new Unit for Women and Children in a Ministry which has been doing this for decades, set up a Register for Sexual Harassment which is empty to this day etc.

    BUT SHE DID NOT AFTER MORE THAN 12 MONTHS DEALT WITH THE YOUNG, THE AGED AND THE DRUG ADDICTS WHO NEED URGENT ATTENTION.

    It was right and proper that the New and Incorruptible Government view drug users not as criminals but normal people who need specialist attention and should not be put in jails.

    Only the drug pushers, traffickers, manufacturers, the drug lords, the syndicates etc are to be heavily punished. This casts a favourable light on the New and Incorruptible Government.

    With the Aged looked after in the NS Camps, this is not only a humane approach but a practical one as well.

    It is time for the sex-minded deputy minister to formulate a Policy on how to look after the young in NS Camps.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Soon a problem of the Aged will arise. Singapore reported only 40 centenarians not too long ago. Last year, Singapore had 1,200.

  185. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 2:32 PM

    In fact, strengthening the Deutsche Mark was how Germany became the most powerful economy after the US and Japan after the Second World War. It is the reason why Germany controlled the Eurozone today.

  186. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 2:25 PM

    This is what I reckon what our new industrial policy should be.
    1) Strengthen the Ringgit gradually, against major world currencies. This will bring down inflation tremendously as cost of imports will be low.
    2) Once the Ringgit is strengthened, small-medium enterprises will be able to afford to buy imported machine tools to enable them to enter the manufacturing sector.
    3) Once the Ringgit is strengthened, the cost of expatriate skilled workforce such as scientists will also be brought down, enabling our R & D sector to receive a major boost in terms of manpower.
    4) The strong Ringgit will potentially affect the margins of traditional sectors like palm oil and other labour-intensive export sectors such as tourism. But this effect can be subsidised by the government through lowering sales and income taxes related to these sectors. At the same time, traditional sectors should be incentivised to upgrade to higher end products that will batter protect them against low-cost competition abroad.
    5) The Ringgit should be at par with the Singapore Dollar within 3 years and Pound Sterling within 5 years.

  187. mubarakchan Aug 20,2019 9:55 AM

    Tun

    It is heartening to read in the media that you have taken up the cudgels on behalf of the palm oil industry due to a perceived unfair treatment by the EU. I am with you on this important component of our economy, one of the building blocks for the betterment of our Nation.

    My comments have not always been geared to be critical of others but to express myself on issues in a constructive manner which should have been dealt with long ago and not in 2019. I am referring to the laxity in good governance by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. Then everything was EXCLUSIVE except for Israelis hanging around the boudoir.

    To assume POWER in 2004 and did nothing positive and constructive up to 2018, it is indeed a travesty of justice.

    All of us suffered not only the oil palm industry. From recent news, it is clear not even apparent that Malaysia did not establish some link in the EU capital, Brussels to keep tabs with what was going on and also make friends instead of enemies – that was 14 precious years gone without touching base with the Europeans. And now, Malaysia alone is not only punching in the dark but in a vacuum as well or starting from the beginning all over again.

    Was the BN Minister for Commodities sleeping on his job 2004-2018 ?

    Palm oil since the 1960s has become one of the important economic components of our beloved Malaysia.

    It safeguards the livelihoods of millions of stakeholders connected with the industry. Amongst them, FELDA loomed the biggest in the industry and was a brilliant creation of the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak for the have-nots in the late 1950s.

    Human lives and livelihoods of Malaysia are dependent on this natural resource. As a result, care, safeguards and vision must be applied to this important natural resource by the Leadership of Malaysia.

    But lo and behold ! Fellows got on board the highest level of the Federal Government 2004-2018 and somehow got the mind-set that it was time for SELF-ENJOYMENT AND SELF-INDULGENCE to the utter loss of care and benefits for the Rakyat, 31 millions of us.

    With naïve thinking like the setting up of hundreds of GLCs since GLCs were good for Singapore, these must be good for us. AND WITH THE GLCs SET ON AUTO-PILOT, BUSINESS WILL BE DONE AND MONEY MADE. So easy ! We the Rakyat now can see the dire results of such frivolous decisions and policies.

    Good money which should be used to safeguard our precious oil palm industries were lost with the corrupt GLCs.

    With the poor Leadership at the apex of the Government 2004-2018, soon all took the same stance and the whole edifice collapsed in disarray. What a mess ! What a huge loss of opportunity and wealth belonging to all 2004-2018 !

    And now our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken up the cudgels to right a wrong which happened so very often in this unequal World of Big Boys and Small Boys.

    There are many ways to seek a solution to this Palm Oil saga as created by the neglect of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    1. It is important to unite ASEAN to safeguard their trade with all countries. Indonesia and Malaysia are big players in palm oil and many other products in conjunction with other countries.

    Size means clout in negotiations for deals with the EU. Let us not forget about the Colonial histories of some European countries like Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Portugal – the Big Boys of the EU. Some of them like France have existing close relationships with their Colonies- the Francophone States of Africa.

    2. THE EU MUST BE REMINDER THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS A UN PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN THE EX-BELGIAN COLONY OF CONGO, SOMALIA, LEBANON ETC. together with the EU countries since the 1960s.

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER PEACE-KEEPING FORCE DID NOT DO THIS FOR FUN BUT OUT OF OUR COMPASSION AND HUMANITY TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED.

    THIS THE EU MUST NEVER FORGET AND DENY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA OF HER RIGHT TO FREE TRADE WITH THE EU IN ALL ITS ASPECTS. If they are Europeans, they will understand this.

    The Europeans love history more than the Anglo-Saxons.

    2. IF THERE IS ANY LEGAL JUSTIFICATION TO PRESENT OUR CASE AGAINST THE BANNING OF ASEAN PALM OIL VIS-A-VIS WTO RULES AND REGULATIONS, THEN, WE MUST SEEK JUSTICE whilst reminding the Europeans of Malaysia’s UN role since the 1960s – ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES WHICH VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN FORCES WITH THE EU IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY AND PEACE.

    As it is ssid, ‘ The Americans easily forget. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never, never, never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.’

    3. Your timing is perfect to appeal to the British to support our (ASEAN) oil palm industry. IN FACT, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA WITH ASEAN CAN OFFER TO BRITAIN BREXIT MUCH MORE EAST OF INDIA. A Region of more than 1.5 Billion inhabitants who are hard-working, productive and good consumers. This will turn into a turbo-charged dynamo if Singapore confederates with Britain/Scotland. Britain developed good trade relationships with Indonesia in the 1980s.

    It is definitely Good Governance for you, Tun, to do what is possible for an important component of our economy, the Malaysian Economy.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. How many Malaysians remember about our beloved Malaysia’s wide ranging UN Peace-keeping Force which helped out the Europeans in their former Colonies since the 1960s ?

  188. mubarakchan Aug 20,2019 8:57 AM

    Tun

    My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you on your being awarded the highest honour by the Scouts Association of Malaysia from a fellow Scout, PSR (Pingat Semangat Rimba).

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  189. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 12:59 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS (!) to Tun on becoming President of the Scouts Association of Malaysia. I was a Boy Scout too since Primary One !

  190. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 12:40 AM

    I wish that the government can consider several things, and it has to do with our quest to be recognised as a fully-developed economy.
    1) We should emulate Taiwan and South Korea as they have roughly same population size as Malaysia. In order to become fully-developed economies themselves, their governments encouraged large, well-funded corporations to enter several key sectors together, such as automative, shipbuilding and elctronics. Then they were encouraged to immediately export their products to the world market exposing them to global competition. They had to compete for resources among themselves. The only support they get is a very good workforce and pool of researchers. Taiwanese and Korean universities are still among the best in the world today. Many return from abroad (USA, UK, etc.) to assist this national effort. In the end, only a handful of the pioneers still survive in business, but they have created global brands that continue to spearhead Taiwan’s and South Korea’s globalisation.
    2)Local technology creation spearheaded by government incentives are the best way to sustain productivity growth in Malaysia until we reach developed economy status. High value-added tradable manufacturing and high-tech innovation sectors will create local technology creation, sustainable growth and employment simultaneously.
    3) Malaysia’s rising services sector alone is not enough to sustain the required level of productivity growth to reach developed economy status. But a combination of high value-added manufacturing and services will.
    4) Although MNCs in Malaysia have made our manufacturing sector sophisticated, technology diffusion has not been successful. Our R & D spending as a percentage is small compared to developed countries, and the number of patents filed in the United States by Malaysians are very small, compared to South Koreans and Taiwanese. A few more years in this condition, Malaysia cannot catch up at all with the developed world. But it is better late than never, if we can boost R & D spending now.
    5) To be recognised as a developed country, we need to attain a certain percentage of the income of the United States. The U.S is already at a high level, and even with just a 1% annual growth, the increase in annual GDP income is huge compared to ours. Furthermore, we need to strengthen the Ringgit vis-a-vis the US Dollar, otherwise our per capita income growth will not be visible in nominal terms, but only at PPP terms.

  191. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 10:40 PM

    Tun

    A Tale of a Country and a City !

    A Tale of Malaysia and Singapore. It is through the snippets of history stretching back to at least 60 odd years that the fascinating and secret story of the success of Singapore right up to the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 which may be determined. What we know about the happenings in Singapore and its erstwhile leader, Lee Kuan Yew are more than that of a Chinese Jigsaw Puzzle, it was a special picture with broad strokes painted by just one person, Lee Kuan Yew.

    All of us lapped up his voluminous stories of derring-dos with the Plenipotentiary and his true blue story of the attempt by the CIA to bribe him. From his records, he was a good story-teller for those who love stories.

    Then, his tearful Post-Malaysia Speech over the TV Service which was exposed by http://www.onlinecitizen.org ‘The Albatross Files’ which the British secret Whitehall memos reported faithfully that he threatened the journalists not to depict him smiling but crying.

    These reported gems of Lee Kuan Yew’s public behaviour are not a part of history which may cast some light on Lee Kuan Yew and the Success of Singapore up to the end of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    It is good for us Malaysians to know what made Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew ticked so well during the Cold War.

    What was the brilliance or golden touch of Lee Kuan Yew which Singapore made so much MONEY during the Cold War 1948-1989 ?

    The news which emanated out of Singapore were that the wealth mentioned in hushed tones came from smuggling in the Region. But smuggling of soft goods did not amount to much even in those days of creaky sampans and undeveloped societies.

    Then, what other World class trade which Singapore had a monopolistic hold on with the solid blessing of Uncle Sam ? This blessing as I reckoned could only have been strengthened and developed very early on with Uncle Sam. Well before the CIA Bribery incident of 1961.

    Definitely, Singapore was a run-away success right up to the crash of the 5 Tigers being Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan in the mid-1990s.

    The momentum of the push by the huge amount of money so garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War, from a sleepy colonial tropical port to Singapore attaining First World status was a brilliant and glittering success for Lee Kuan Yew.

    What was it that made him ticked ?

    Smuggling between Singapore and Indonesia ? Some other Trades which are Questionable and Unmentionable ? So much so, an Anti-Fake News Law was introduced in May 2019 ?

    In the year 2019, the collective broad strokes garnered from separate incidents concerning Lee Kuan Yew and history now slowly come together to form a clearer picture on how a brilliant person with a penchant for winning could push a tiny Colonial tropical port to First World status by creating a secret and unbreakable mojo with the Democrat Presidents of the United States so that a solid GUARANTEE FROM THE MIGHTIEST POWER ON EARTH WOULD PROTECT SINGAPORE FROM ALL KINDS OF VICISSITUDES.

    The sort of Guarantee which the British conveniently forgot to protect the sanctity of the 1982 Agreement with China on Hong Kong. We may recall that Lee Kuan Yew boasted that Singapore had the 1962 Water Agreement registered with the United Nations.

    This secret solid Guarantee worked very well during the Cold War 1948-1989. It strengthened the will of Lee Kuan Yew to rebut all his rivals, the Malaysians and the Leftists.

    But suddenly, the Communist World imploded- 1948-1989. Subsequently, Uncle Sam came up with his hegemonic spiel which eventually it was discovered only the BRICS benefitted with Singapore the sole casualty, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” Hence, Trump relented.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    The diminishing financial strength of Singapore concomitantly diminished its influence which Lee Kuan Yew was very much aware about.

    .In my analysis of his thoughts, Lee Kuan Yew always relied on the conventional which clouded his logic and common sense in the development of his public policies.

    Two significant Policies of Lee Kuan Yew failed being his 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 to produce geniuses and descending down to the level of the hoi-polloi of Wall Street and the City to make money for Singapore with the gnomes of Zurich as his comrades-in-arms. This latter Policy was flawed.

    Interestingly, the eventual gigantic loss of US$ 108 Billions in October 2008 provided an insight as to how much Singapore had garnered from the Cold War through her Questionable and Unmentionable Trades 1948-1989.

    My guesstimate is nearly One Trillion US Dollars ! Because in order to lose US$ 108 Billions, Singapore must have invested in shares to the value of at least US$ 500 Billions. With at least US$ 300 Billions held in reserves ! That was October 2008. At least 5-10% has been lost since.

    The cardinal mistake which Lee Kuan Yew made was his failure not to invest all the Cold War riches into GOLD up to 4,000 tons at US$ 300 per ounce before 2000. He would have kept his freedom !

    A real and powerful commodity in Singapore’s hands which could be controlled by Singapore with the Super Powers. HE MISSED.

    If he did so, Singapore would be the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in Shining Armour today and a brand new gold industry created as well. Malaysia would be caught between a rock and a hard place.

    His traditional reliance on conventional beliefs and practices as expounded by the World Bank and the economists applied the brakes on his thinking as regards creativity, innovation and vision unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is a trained scientist with a totally different mind-set who relied heavily on facts, logic and common sense with a historical bent.

    At the end of the day, the wisdom, brilliance and courage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad SAVED THE DAY FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT.

    How many Malaysians noticed that all of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s undertakings were sound and carefully thought out. BUT IT WAS THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES WHO CROSSED THE RED LINE AND PUT THE BLAME ON HIM. These facts may be checked.

    AS I ALWAYS SAID THAT MAKING MONEY IS NO PROBLEM, IT IS THE DIFFICULT HUMAN DIGITS WHICH ALWAYS LET ME DOWN. In our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir’s case the crooked closest aides and two others let him down.

    The naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, bad hats and morons will now hit at me and say why I talk so much about this brilliant Lee Kuan Yew ?

    I will retort and say what I said here in print IS ACTUALLY ALL IN THE MEDIA SINCE DAY ONE ! Besides, I have no other means of access to any secret information whatsoever. As our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad always said it is the mind-set. Every one can do what I am doing. No problem.

    Then the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the bad hats and the morons will hit at me again and say, ‘ Since you talk so much, what do you think Singapore should do now ?’

    My honest answer is that Singapore should Confederate with the United Kingdom/Scotland for fantastic benefits before it is too late and miss the FINAL OPPORTUNITY AFTER MISSING OUT ON GOLD AS A LEVERAGE.

    Not only that Singapore has NOTHING NOT EVEN WATER. Also, Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save Singapore and his inheritors failed miserably being Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports and the sneaky Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer TPPA/CPTPP in which he went all out to win and failed.

    Remember his farewell trip at the age of 85 to exhort his spies, digits, cohorts and fellow travellers in the hot and humid Ulus in June 2009 with Obamas OK in his pocket ?

    Tun, who says history is uninteresting ?

    Here is a comparison between two Great Men – unfortunately Lee Kuan Yew may turn out to be a FAILURE as the years go by.

    As for our beloved Malaysia, through your Leadership, Tun, she is already one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  192. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 1:59 PM

    Tun

    An Addendum to my comments in support of your retort to the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors, bad hats and morons,

    ” PM: ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN ALIKE.”

    THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs through very hot relationships and private retreats permitted Maybank and the fellow in charge to PURCHASE KIM ENG SECURITIES WHICH BEGAN AS JUST A PLAIN PAPER LICENCE ISSUED TO THE SECOND WIFE OF LEE KUAN YEW’S BROTHER.

    It was alleged only a portion of the Company was purchased for OVER RM 1.2 BILLION. It was also alleged that many Singaporean share brokers were willing to sell at HALF THE RM 1.2 BILLION !

    And the Singapore Stock Exchange is illiquid and many companies now want to de-list and transfer to Hong Kong.

    This Maybank fellow was appointed to be a VC of a distinguished university by the NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IN 2018. A fitting reward for what purpose ?

    No wonder the Singaporeans always looked down on us, Malaysians !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  193. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 1:35 PM

    Tun

    My previous comments in support of your retort to the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors, bad hats and morons were only the hors d’oeuvre , here are the block-busters to bomb the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs as follows :-

    ” PM : ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN (2004-2018) ALIKE ”

    1. AS SOON AS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RETIRED IN OCTOBER 2003, THE FAMISHED PAP SINGAPOREANS WERE RAMPANT AND RUSHED INTO MALAYSIA SQUAWKING THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR LOW HANGING FRUITS. THEY WALLOPED KHAZANAH ASSETS LIKE LISTED COMPANIES ON THE BURSA CHEAPLY WITHOUT VALUATION led by the 4th Floor Boys with the magic wand.

    2. THE 4TH FLOOR BOYS WERE SET-UP NEXT TO THE PMO. THEIR FUNCTION WAS TO GARNER WHAT WAS MOST PROFITABLE FOR THE RULING CLIQUE AND DIRECT THEIR FAMISHED SINGAPOREAN COMRADES IN ARMS TO STEAL OUR RAKYAT’S ASSETS WITHOUT VALUATION.

    3. ONE HARD CORE PAP CADRE ENDED UP AS THE TRUE BLUE UMNO OWNED NSTP CHIEF EDITOR WITH AN INFAMOUS SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACT TO DO NOTHING ON HIS LAP. For a period, we Malaysians suffered from the agony of this ordinary fellow’s SINGLISH. He sneaked in. He sneaked out. It was CRAZY TO THE CORE.

    4. ACCORDING TO A UN REPORT, AN ORDINARY MALAYSIAN HEADED THE LIST OF OBTAINING 1,000,000 BARRELS OF OIL FROM SADDAM HUSSEING WITHOUT SANCTIONS. It was alleged the PM admitted he signed a letter without knowing its purpose.

    5. THE ROCKS. THE ROCKS. ALL MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENTS UP TO OCTOBER 2003 WERE CERTAIN THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA OWNED PULAU BATU PUTEH.

    BUT THE VERY FIRST ACT THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF THE 4TH FLOOR BOYS AFTER OCTOBER 2003 DID WAS TO RUSH OFF TO THE ICJ AT THE HAGUE TO ASCERTAIN MALAYSIA’S OWNERSHIP OF THE ROCKS.

    MALAYSIA ENGAGED A LAWYER OLDER THAN MY LATE FATHER. SINGAPORE ENGAGED THE VERY BEST IN THE WORLD THEY BRAGGED. The Malaysians fought to the death and lost.

    THE BOASTFUL SINGAPOREANS PUBLISHED A BOOK TO TELL THE WORLD THEY WERE VERY CLEVER AND THE MALAYSIANS STUPID. There was absolutely no bribery or corruption in this rocky affair.

    6. BY 2010, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE HAD THE HOTTEST RELATIONSHIPS VIA THE VERY PRIVATE RETREATS SO BOASTED BY THE SINGAPOREAN MEDIA.

    Only like this can our timid, subservient and stupid Malaysia be friends with the overbearing Singapore WHICH ACTUALLY LACKS LEADERSHIP AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    For our appointed PMs, it was good to kow-tow to someone, real or imagery. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, IT WAS TINY SINGAPORE A PLACE WITHOUT LEADERSHIP OR NATURAL RESOURCES, NOT EVEN WATER.

    A ONCE PROUD NATION OF 30 MILLION SOULS KOW-TOWED TO NOTHING WHICH WAS SINGAPORE, NO LEADERSHIP OF NOTE OR NATURAL RESOURCES. At this point our beloved Malaysia literally disappeared into the ground.

    THIS SHOWS HOW IGNORANT AND STUPID THE MALAYSIAN BN LEADERSHIP WAS BETWEEN 2004-2018. They even acclaimed that the CORRUPT GLCS WERE GOOD FOR SINGAPORE, THESE MUST BE GOOD FOR MALAYSIA. Malaysia must be the only country where fools are born every day.

    7. AFTER 365 DAYS, THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD HAS NOT PERMITTED LITTLE IGNORANT FAT BOYS TO HANDLE A NATION’S WEALTH UNLIKE THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCS.

    IMDB BECAME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

    8. FROM 2004 TO 2018, THE NATION’S DEBTS ZOOMED UP TO OVER A TRILLION RINGGITS FROM A RM 350 BILLION BASE.

    We the Rakyat did NOT BENEFIT BUT THE ONLY THING WHICH AFFECTED US WAS THE TREMENDOUS LOSS OF OUR WEALTH BY 30%-50%, the rising cost of living, depreciation of the ringgit etc.

    THE RAPISTS AND VANDALS OF THE BN GOVERNMENT WERE OUT IN FORCE TO SCORCH THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. A camp follower could amass RM 2 BILLION BY DOING NO WORK !

    Even the ordinary Singaporean in IHH was paid RM 100 Million a year. The lowest paid flunkey in a GLC was paid RM 2 Million a year.

    This bit of Malaysian history beats the tale of the Rape of the Sabine Women of Rome hands down !

    9. GOLF WAS A BIG TICKET ITEM IN THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. Young folk was encouraged to play golf. A golf bag costs a few hundreds of ringgits to over RM 50,000.

    THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT MEMBERS DO NOT PLAY GOLF WHICH IS NOT ONLY A WASTE OF MONEY FOR ELECTED ADUNS BUT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME AS WELL.

    10. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS BETRAYED BY HER OWN TREASONOUS SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND THE BN LEADERSHIP WHEN THE PM SIGNED THE TPPA/CPPTA Even the President of the SME supported this MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER CRAFTED BY THE CUNNING LEE KUAN YEW TO ENSLAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FOREVER.

    Unlike the 1 page 1962 Water Agreement, this time he cooked up 50 volumes of Agreement to catch the lazy-brain Malaysians with their pants down – THE PERFECT LOCKED IN AGREEMENT FOR THE STUPID.

    Vide. NSTP Headline in Red, January 2018. A Tan Sri Civil Servant insisted our beloved Malaysia must sign the truncated TPPA/CPTPP without the US. It was alleged her husband works for the Singapore Government in a profession Russia, China, North Korea, Myanmar, Egypt, Israel, Iran love to LOCK-UP.

    11. FINALLY, THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT AND PRECIOUS WORDS FOR ANY NATION –

    ” SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST ” – WERE NOT ONLY FORGOTTEN BUT MISSING FROM THE VOCABULARY OF THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    This chapter of our beloved Malaysia’s history was shameful and insulting to all of us, the Rakyat which was created by leaders elected by us and let us down.

    The years of blood, sweat, tears and hard-work by the millions of silent Rakyat from the early days of the 1940s to 2018 WERE SQUANDERED AWAY ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES LIKE SELF-INDULGENCE AND THEFT OF THE PUBLIC COFFERS BY PADDING OF CONTRACTS.

    How can the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs BE BETTER THAN THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  194. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 12:20 AM

    Tun

    Talking by the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the bad hats and the morons is free in this country. They talk as though they have just arrived from Mars, not even the Moon which is nearer. Their hot air will soon be overwhelmed by more and more sparkling statistics as the months go by. When they lose, they will resort to insults of a personal kind. However for their edification the facts in support of your succinct and logical retort to loaded questions are as follows,

    ” PM. ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN 2004-2018 ALIKE.”

    1. We are Malaysians. We do not do radical or revolutionary things like shooting others with real bullets. We soot others with legal Suits.

    2. We believe in changes by EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION and follow our Constitution.

    3. Between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion were siphoned overseas according to UN, IMF and World Bank Annual Reports. This depreciated our ringgit to cause the fall of our Wealth by 30-50% and increase inflation and the costs of foodstuffs for the 32 million citizens.

    4. Gigantic projects proposed between 2004-2018 like the MRT which no none uses, a few 100 storey buildings which add to the glut, HSR, ECRL etc. All of which are just white elephants benefitting no one. The rest of the 32 million citizens are just ignored and given meagre cash hand-outs. A huge building next to Bank Negara Malaysia and a most ugly building near the Dept of Agriculture were built instead of going to Putrajaya.

    5. The New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team has clamped down on CORRUPTION. The Government now expects to get back 80-90 sens worth for every ringgit spent whilst previously it was only 60 sens to a ringgit. Hence the improvement in the GDP.

    6. What happened to the money when the price of a barrel of oil in 2010 was US$ 110 ?

    7. Between 2004-2018, public facilities at airports, police stations and roads were run down by lack of maintenance. But thousands of road bumps and strips were added all over in Kuala Lumpur.

    8. That is all that the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs can boast about which was NOTHING FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST OR THE RAKYAT OF 32 MILLION.

    9. With the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great, we have the following in the interest of the 32 million population :-

    i) The Proposed Northern Corridor with the Kulim International Airport with 3 runways as the hub which will uplift Kedah, the New Proposals to turn Penang into the World’s No 1 Holiday and Leisure Resort, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The snow ball effect of this profitable and easy development will benefit the whole Nation up to the eastern borders of both Sabah and Sarawak.

    ii) The Proposed Re-vitalization of the in-shore coast line of Malaysia, East and West, to promote breeding of fish, shrimps, shell fish etc. with the aid of Japan. This will create a new multi-billion fish food industry to benefit the fishermen, entrepreneurs, consumers, and add to the revenue of the Government.

    iii) The Third National Car project is a must because the automobile industry is ideal for an emerging country like Malaysia.

    IF NOT FOR THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES CONCERNING THE PROTON, THIS CAR WOULD HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN KEEPING WITH TUN’S CONCEPT which was brilliant and correct.

    The crooked closest aides let him down by padding the prices of ALL PROTON PURCHASES e.g. each Proton has 5 wheel rims. If one rim wheel rim is padded RM 200 per wheel, based on a production of 100,000 cars per year, the closest aides walloped RM 100 Million a year for just one item. All items were padded.

    The Third National Car Project should be a great success.

    10. The book-keeping in the Government is now in order beginning with the Ministry of Finance.

    11. THERE IS NOW A SEPARATION OF POWERS BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE MINISTER OF FINANCE. This is transparency and a key to Good Governance.

    12. SINCE 9 MAY 2018, OVERNIGHT MALAYSIA IS NOW ONE OF FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Before this our beloved Malaysia was a laughing stock of the World where anything could happen.

    13. WITHIN 12 MONTHS, OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS BESTOWED WITH THE HIGHEST HONOURS OF THE FOLLOWING NATIONS :-

    i). jAPAN ii).THAILAND. iii). TURKEY iv) .PAKISTAN. v).INDONESIA vi). SINGAPORE .

    All these countries are led by their greatest leaders who are serious and responsible in all their undertakings.

    14. ALL BREACHES OF THE LAWS ARE NOW CAREFULLY AND SERIOUSLY PROBED AND CLOSED CASES RE-OPENED. There must be accountability for all who held POWER.

    15. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS ONE OF THE BEST GOVERNMENTS IN THE WORLD. I HOPE IT WILL BE IN POWER FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We all know that talking is free in this wonderful country.

  195. mubarakchan Aug 16,2019 11:23 AM

    Tun

    The locals seemed to be embroiled on minor issues of the day which they considered as ‘BIG’ issues like racism (which has been with us since eternity but kept in check first by the Sultans, the British and our post-Merdeka Governments) Lynas, khat, the religious fire-brand, and the BOSS should always consult the subordinates and not raise too many issues without consulting them etc. To me, all these minor issues should not have appeared for so long in the media.

    The important issue at hand is the DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR WITH THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KULIM ( 3 runways, one for military ) AS ITS HUB GIVING RISE TO JOBS AND PROSPERITY TO PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU – an important socio-economic catalyst which will kick-start our stagnant economy for the next 50 – 100 years.

    With the construction of the Isthmus of Kra Canal, the whole economic momentum swings into this very important Northern Region. Our beloved Malaysia will have it both ways.

    The minor issues should be dealt with by the Rule of the Laws. Yet, the locals carried on even though they are in the Ruling Party today. On all accounts, it is their RICE-BOWL which is and will be important as international events unfold right before their eyes.

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia has a wise, brilliant and courageous Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad WHO FULLY GRASPS AND RESOLVES ALL THE IMPORTANT ISSUES with the aid of his closest friend who never betrayed him LIKE THOSE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES OF HIS 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATIONS – giant scandals and Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece !

    One fellow with a hole in his head said that the Tun seemed to be unable to handle so many issues today. IT’S OK BECAUSE THIS FELLOW HAS A HOLE IN HIS HEAD WHERE THE MIND-SET SHOULD BE !

    AFTER TUN’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE CORRUPT CLOSEST AIDES IN HIS 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION, WHO COLLECTED BANKS, LITTLE LISTED COMPANIES, BUKIT TUNKU LANDS, STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS AT US$ 5 MILLION A PIECE, PADDED THE PROTON WHEEL RIMS (5 PER CAR) BY AT LEAST RM 200 EACH, KICKED OUT HIS FRIEND FROM SIME DARBY, CYCLE & CARRIAGE GROUP TO COLLECT CORRUPT MONEY etc, OUR WISE BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN HAS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH THE NAYSAYERS, TROUBLE-MAKERS, DETRACTORS, BAD HATS AND MORONS either racist, religious or incorrigible !

    Suddenly, another fellow in the media realised that IF NOT FOR TUN PUTTING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA NOW IN PEACE AND HARMONY, WHO ELSE ? What a fellow this is, by stating the obvious ?

    For those living in the hole, I have come across more and more Malaysians who requested me to TELL OUR TUN’S CLOSEST AND MOST RELIABLE FRIEND TO TELL TUN THAT THEY PREFER OUR INDOMITABLE AND INCORRUPTIBLE BY NO HOT RELATIONSHIPS AND EXTREMELY PRIVATE RETREATS, MINISTER RAFIDAH AZIZ TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA. Diplomatically, I told them she should be on the list of candidates according to protocol. And why to his friend and not direct to Tun ? I asked. They blushed. Of course being Malaysians, they did not want a direct confrontation for fear of rejection, rebuke, exposure or whatever.

    IN MY HONEST OPINION, A LADY TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA COULD BE BETTER BECAUSE OF NO INDULGENCE IN GOLF, KARAOKE, HORSE RACING, DRINKING, GAMBLING, BAD COMPANY, OVER-SPENDING OF THE RAKYAT’S HARD-EARNED MONEY, CRONIES AND ALL THE BAD BEHAVIOUR OF A MALE PRIME MINISTER.

    But when a lady President or Government official turns bad like in South Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Argentina etc, it could be more than that of a MAN ! However, no one male or female can beat the Malaysians in the GUINESS BOOK OF CORRUPT RECORDS !

    A true story. In the 1970s, a senior female income tax official of the Singapore Government stole a lot of money from her departments coffers to the surprise of all concerned.

    KUDOS TO OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS.

    His best virtue is his HUMBLE behaviour which actually is the best weapon in his armoury according to the ancient saying, ” Behave like a lamb to eat a tiger.”

    Countries like Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan have recognised our beloved Tun as A GREAT STATESMAN OF THE WORLD. These veritable countries are not HYPOCRITES.

    Why not all Malaysians give full support to our Malaysia’s very own living ICON ?

    Not to worry, the Tun will be with us for a long time not because of the good doctors but the good medicines.

    Singapore not long ago had only 40 centenarians. Now Singapore has 1,200 ! My sister just left us at 100. She was driving a car by herself at 93 !

    After being long-winded on my favourite subjects, I now turn our attention to the real events of the this morning, thus

    1. ” ASIA EXPORTERS MUST HEED SINGAPORE’S RECESSION WARNING SIGNS.”

    All exporters received their orders 1 year in advance. What was not official has now become official ! The Singapore Government should know long ago this event which they had already prepared for. HONG KONG HAS JUST ANNOUNCED A US$ 2 BILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE.

    2. ” SINGAPORE JULY NON-OIL EXPORTS FALL ‘less’ SHARPLY THAN PREVIOUS TWO MONTHS AT 11.2%. MAY AT 16.3% YEAR ON YEAR. 17.4% IN JUNE. The figures hurt. Malaysia will face the same situation sooner or later.

    THE GOOD NEWS NOW GATHERING FORCE IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    3. ” RAFIDAH: DON’T LET ONE IRRELEVANT FOREIGNER DIVIDES US.”

    Our beloved Tun told me in April 2010 when I was extremely worried. He advised, ” WRITE WHAT YOU HONESTLY FEEL FACTUALLY.” I have been writing here since 2012 after thinking what to write. A fallible giant Lee Kuan Yew would be a good subject and starter. I surmised.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We now have one more qualified Malay elite amongst the thin red line of 4, yourself, your longest and most reliable friend, my Christ’s College, Cambridge friend and now Minister Rafidah Aziz by request from my female friends.

  196. mubarakchan Aug 15,2019 4:23 PM

    Tun

    We must not be distracted by minor issues like racism, Lynas, khat, religious fire brands etc which should be dealt with by the laws of the Land. Let the Law prevails.

    In the meantime, more and more eventful news are appearing in the World’s media of an unsavoury kind, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE FAMILY FEUD COMPLICATES FIGHT AGAINST BAD ECOMOMIC NEWS. LEE HSIEN LOONG SHOULD HAVE ENACTED REFORMS WHILE GDP GROWTH WAS STILL BUOYANT.”

    All kinds of blame are hurled around when the environment turns bad. This is the normal behaviour of a human being.

    2. ” SINGAPORE SEEKS ANOTHER ECONOMIC MIRACLE LEADER FOR THE NEXT PM.”

    Lightning does not strike at the same place twice.

    Besides, it was not Lee Kuan Yew who was the sole perpetrator of Singapore’s success. Due credit must be given to the Trillion Dollar Questionable and Unmentionable Trades blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989 and the Singapore Government UN Adviser Dr Albert Winsemius 1962-1984.

    The huge profits from those Cold War Trades 1948-1989 pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without any effort. After these Trades were grabbed by the BRICS 1990-2019, Singapore struggled with all her might even with the 4 Failed Initiative of Lee Kuan Yew, Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer the TPPA/CPPTP, she could not breach 3% of her GDP again since 2002 – 17 years.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had put all the Cold War 1948-1989 profits into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 up to 4,000 tons, Singapore today is the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in Shining Armour.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    3. ” FISHERMEN URGE PENANG TO REHABILITATE SEAWATER BEFORE PSR ”

    4. ” MAINLAND FISHERFOLK PROTEST AGAINST SEASHORE RECLAMATION PROJECT.”

    The fact of this matter is that before Penang can embark on any sea project, the 19th Century sewerage system of George Town has to be up-graded like that of Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The recent destruction of millions of ringgits worth of fish in the Telok Bahang area is alleged to be from the raw sewerage of George Town which flowed raw and untreated north with the current to Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang.

    The 3 Islands Reclamation does not provide a modern sewerage system but just raw and toxic human wastes which flow untreated into the sea.

    It is alleged there is no provision of a modern sewerage system in the DOE 72 approvals for this 3 Island Projects. Someone is sleeping.

    The present 19th Century Open Sewerage System of Penang must be up-graded to the latest hygienic modern system for any sea project now and the future.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  197. twinpeaks Aug 15,2019 12:54 PM

    Let’s also not forget the biggest incoming news for world economy, October 31st. BREXIT DAY.
    I just don’t see how the tussle between Ireland and Great Britain can be resolved, over the Northern Irish backstop. In the first place, Northern Ireland is British territory, yet geographically closer to the Republic of Ireland. Either both the UK and Ireland exit the EU or both remain in the EU. This is the price of colonialism that the UK has to pay eventually (Ulster), and it is practically tearing Westminster apart. The suggestion is that Boris Johnson may have to prorogue or suspend Parliament eventually in order to deliver Brexit to the British people. Under democratic principle, that’s what he has to do, regardless of the economic consequence.
    And what an economic consequence that will take place ! Sterling Pound will plummet overnight. UK inflation rate will double or triple. The Bank of England will raise interest rate quickly. The FTSE index will plunge, the City will halt trading. The new Chancellor of Exchequer will issue more bonds to plug an increased budget deficit. British businesses will halt new investments. Productions may stall if no trading arrangements are already in place with the EU. Unemployment may ensue. Social unrest may spill on the streets of Britain. A vote of No Confidence may be passed against the prime minister. And a General Elections may be held before the end of 2019.
    And the world will not be spared too. Stock markets are interlinked. Wall Street and Tokyo will automatically respond to London in similar fashion. Businesses valuations will plummet. Central banks and finance ministers will respond in tandem. Unemployment fears are inevitable.
    And all these in the midst of growing racial and religious tensions in Malaysia.
    I believe that Tun had better stay put as prime minister for a few more years as the country may plunge into social and economic chaos under a different person.

  198. mubarakchan Aug 15,2019 1:10 AM

    Tun

    Whilst the newly minted Aduns of the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great are paying intense attention on minor issues like racism, Lynas, khat and a foreign religious firebrand, there have been news report on economic events arising from China, Singapore, Germany and the United States which give the early indication of a World slowdown in economic activity, thus,

    1. ” The United States Treasury warns of a possible recession.”

    This comment immediately put the Dow into reverse by over 2%.

    It must be remembered that since October 2008, the World had been flooded with trillions of US dollars to keep the World’s markets afloat. That was 11 years ago and yet a resolution to this saga as created by the World’s politicians is as yet unresolved.

    Now, the World is on the brink of facing a trade down turn with President Trump doing his ‘Make America Great Again.’

    Indeed, the World is full of surprises. How the Sword of Damocles will fall on our beloved Malaysia is as yet unknown.

    But the blessing is Malaysia is practically the only country in the World with a New and Incorruptible Government in place led by a wise, brilliant and courageous Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with a credible Team to face all eventualities.

    In other words, Malaysia starts with a ‘clean slate’.

    2. ” SINGAPORE’S GDP GROWTH REVISIONS ADD TO GRIM GLOBAL OUTLOOK ”

    3. ” SINGAPORE SLASHES 2019 GROWTH FORECAST, STOKING RECESSION FEARS ”

    4. ” S’PORE GROWTH FORECAST DOWN TO 1% “.

    5. ” BUILDING SINGAPORE’S FUTURE. CREATING A SMART CITY FOR ALL REQUIRES EFFORT, FOCUS AND AN INCLUSION-ORIENTED MINDSET.”

    Hope springs eternally especially for Singapore these days.

    For those who think that I am always biased towards Singapore, their thinking is flawed. Events from Singapore are a useful guide to Malaysian business if you know how.

    Since I engaged in business in the 1960s, I began to pay regular monthly visits to Singapore to gather information which was not available in the Federation. News available in Singapore until the turn of the 21st Century was generally a month ahead of what was available in the Federation. Singapore was well-connected with the World at large in those pre-Net days. And for world agricultural trends, I looked at the USFDA annual forecasts for the following year.

    With the advent of the Net, for me it was bye-bye to Singapore. However, the Singapore Government was curious why I paid so many visits to Singapore without any business in Singapore. As they have nothing worthwhile to do, they had their minders keeping tabs on me. No problem.

    Without information we are blind. Without information we cannot make our judgement for our business plans to make a lot of profits or lose a lot of money.

    Hence, for those who are observant, our beloved Tun makes trips overseas to gain the latest information or gain something for our beloved Malaysia in Turkey, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and China on the spot. This expenditure is well-spent. He did not waste the Rakyat’s money by playing golf or for fun with humongous shopping sprees with credit cards.

    Therefore, with information fresh on the spot, Tun could make a proper and early judgement ahead of every one else.

    6. ” MERKEL : GERMANY NOT YET READY FOR A STIMULUS ”

    A proper political answer to a loaded question. But the signs are clear with rumours and statistics showing a slow down in the manufacturing sector of Germany with the shares of Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Porsche heading south.

    7. ” SIME DARBY BUYS NEW ZEALAND’S GOUGH GROUP FOR NZ$211m (RM572 million) “.

    We Malaysians always jump in whilst others were bailing out in IHH in Turkey, India, China, Boustead purchase of a pondan Sabah estate for RM 700 million just before the BN Government was ousted, etc. And the Malaysians, Battersea, MARA, FELDA were loaded with British assets up to their eye-balls when the British pound was US$ 1.45 to a Pound. Now it is US$ 1.20.and is expected to stabilize at US$ 1 ! How to do business this way ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Forewarned is forearmed.

  199. mubarakchan Aug 13,2019 4:08 PM

    Tun

    If we look at the lighter side of things, current things, our Malaysian Politics are not only bizarre but hilarious.

    In the space of a day, tow minor Aduns suggested that their BOSS should consult them first before deciding on any issue.

    On the assumption that there are 10 issues and 300 Aduns to consult, Tun, you may need an hour a day to catch hold of each of them. This would take roughly a year, holidays excluded.

    And for these important Aduns who rule over fiefdoms of 30,000 to 50,000, here are some real headlines from outside the congenial borders of our beloved Malaysia for them to ponder with their mind-sets, thus

    1. ” BRACED FOR THE GLOBAL DOWNTURN ”

    2. ” WELL MEANING CENTRAL BANKERS CANNOT OFFSET THE IMPACT OF AN ERRATIC US PRESIDENT ON THE REAL ECONOMY.”

    I have never seen so many pale faced central bankers in my life !

    The whole World is under the cloak of a massive QE since October 2008. There is no resolution in sight.

    3. ” CHINA’S YUAN SINKS TO FRESH 11 YEAR LOW AGAINST DOLLAR.”

    No Nation worth its salt would like a weak currency ! It’s a fact of Life.

    4. ” HONG KONG AIRPORT CANCELS ALL FLIGHTS AS PROTESTERS FLOOD TERMINAL ” Sounds like darkest Africa. No ? Who would imagine laissez faire Hong Kong and its timid inhabitants !

    5. ” TERRITORY SUFFERS WORST BLOW TO THE ECONOMY SINCE ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN, ”

    The problems in Hong Kong today are due to the following factors :-

    i) Before the handover in 1997, the Hong Kong folks were meek and mild. The British short-changed them by not seeking out a UN Guarantee with a view of the big bucks from China. As practising Perfidious Albion for centuries, the British knew the meaning of caveat emptor and China could do anything they like after 1997. Hence, I say Hong Kong is China. Two Wongs do not make a right ! Hopefully no young lives will be lost unnecessarily from this absurd and non-productive Cantonese caper.

    ii) The total absence of a democratic elective process as we know it. All parties are operating in a vacuum or a void where only POWER will restore acquiescence. Malaysian politicos please take note. Frivolity by politicians will create vacuums, voids or out of touch with the Rakyat.

    6. ” SOUTH EAST ASIA POISED FOR EXPORT BOOST FROM NEW US TARIFFS.”

    Hopefully it is not ‘ wishful thinking ‘ ( courtesy Shanmugam, Minister of Interior, Singapore )

    From the above collection of headlines forewarning of the future to come, I hope our Aduns and all have a proper insight with the right perspective to align their mind-sets normally and accordingly.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  200. mubarakchan Aug 13,2019 12:12 PM

    Tun

    The bizarre nature of Malaysian Politics is just like how we Malaysians drive along the highways and the by-ways. We follow our own rules and regulations not those set by the authorities.

    Our infamous public toilets is a case in point. Since 1960 to 2019, public toilets are not maintained at all. The toilets in Malls are placed far from each other.

    Those in the Mid-Valley Mall illustrate the non-caring nature of the rapacious Management. These are placed right in the middle of the Mall with no other toilets on either side. I have not visited this Mall for over a decade because of this defect.

    Except of only 2 Malls in Kuala Lumpur, corruption practised by the owners put toilets in the lowest rung of priority. I have always wondered why there were no special toilets set aside for special needs. As a result, by 10 a.m. each morning which is the toilet hour for all Malaysians, the whole toilet is dirty again.

    Once I was in Basle, Switzerland. I could not sleep at 5.30 a
    .m. due to jet lag. I looked from my Hilton Hotel across to the Bank of Resettlements. All the lights were on. I could see workers busily cleaning up the office and the toilets.

    In Kuala Lumpur, the office cleaners stroll to work at 9 a.m. This put all who adhere to a routine in utter agony. I was caught a couple of times like this myself. Imagine the suffering I had to endure due to the lack of understanding and care of the owners of all KL buildings without exception.

    Our bizarre Malaysian Politics is exactly like how we drive, maintain our toilets, our military hardware etc.

    At the height of the gangsterism of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs in 2015, I was driving along the right lane just before the two lane bridge going towards Petaling Jaya just half a mile from the Science Museum. At the point where the road separates from the bridge, there was a solid double white line. Suddenly, a white Porsche Cayenne drew aside with a goon dressed in black waving to me to give way. It was too late. The Cayenne with a MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput inside pushed my Toyota Rush aside to force me to stop. The door of his Cayenne collapsed but not a scratch on my car. His goon grabbed the keys of my car and on the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr instructions, the goon forced me to drive to the Sime Darby Porsche workshop. There the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput demanded that I pay for the damage done to his car created by himself behaving like a BN gangster. I did a quick calculation and paid. I did not bother with a Police Report in the heyday of BN gangsters.

    Man proposes .God disposes.

    A few weeks later, a car driven by a drunken driver ended up in my garden and compensated me with a sum of money similar to my forced payment to the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput. He paid a lot for his bullying tactics during the 14th GE afterwards and his new white door eventually will have a different tone from the rest of the body which loses money. With the down turn in the economy, this MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr who told me he lived in Damansara Heights and asked me where I lived. I replied ‘Bukit Tunku’ I could see the thoughts turning in his mind. By being a MIC bully, he lost big in monetary terms which came in different ways.

    Tun, all the nonsense which I mentioned above is due to lack of good Leadership from the very top which were permitted to carry on for far too long. There were bullying all over the place by BN gangsters.

    Another instance, I was queuing to purchase a rail ticket for Ipoh at the Sentral Railway Station. Suddenly, a BN goon in black cut into the place in front of me without so much as saying sorry.

    Again, this was a reflection of the poor or absent Leadership from the very top.

    HENCE, I APPLAUD YOU THAT ALL UNDER THE MALAYSIAN SUN MUST KNOW THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN. SQUARE PEGS FOR SQUARE HOLES. ROUND PEGS FOR ROUND HOLES. And the New and Incorruptible Government consists of a Team of Leaders as led by you, Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side,

    Little deputy ministers or senators or aduns HAVE BEEN MAKING STATEMENTS OF POLICY MATTERS OFF THE CUFF eg.

    1. A Bill to stop bottom pinching
    2. A Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat
    3. 100,000 teen pregnancies a year. (Do not ask me how many D & C I did as a houseman at the KLGH)
    4. A new Unit to look after women and girls in a Ministry which had been doing this for decades.
    5. No one used the Registry for Sexual Harassment.
    6. A fake fight between a small deputy minister and a Minister.
    7. A Bill to protect Men from being raped by Women. First in the World ?
    8. A toy car plane because other countries have it too.
    9. A few gaffes from the Ministry of Education like appointing the fellow to be a Vice Chancellor who was the first to pay over a Bilion ringgits by Maybank for just a piece of paper licence to sell shares in Singapore. I reckon at least half a dozen brokers were willing to sell for HALF THE PRICE !

    One can only assume that these junior aduns were acting alone and not part of the New and Incorruptible Government Team

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem if all worked together as a TEAM and in camera without rushing to the media. The future is bright.

  201. mubarakchan Aug 12,2019 8:59 PM

    Tun

    Your succinct and logical replies to loaded questions from the media on khat and Lynas were perfect examples of how to diffuse a situation when the antagonists want to split hairs on minor issues of the day.

    Neophytes of Malaysian Politics have much to learn from your long record of sensible and logical rhetorts born of an informed and educated Prime Minister who does not lie or steal without regrets or remorse. Euphemistically called sarcastic retorts.

    The proponents of minor issues who made their political living by perennially splitting hairs and saying ‘No’ to all and sundry have exposed themselves as of superficial calibre. In this they have mocked themselves also.

    Strangely, a large proportion of these elected delegates still wallow themselves in the mud of the Opposition without realising that they are now the Rulers and not the down-trodden governed of decades past.

    How long the de-nazification of these brain-washed types will take depends on their hidden agendas or ambitions ? I suppose even those who sleep with them on the same bed will not know.

    In the meantime, the fast moving and chugging train of the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team must move on without hindrance as the damage done by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt Elite and its GLCs is huge and damaging without remorse or regrets.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem with the troublemakers, detractors, naysayers, bad hats and morons. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the Men In Black for the good hormones to flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  202. mubarakchan Aug 9,2019 11:53 AM

    Tun

    My Heartiest Congratulations and the Very best Wishes to you and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah for your Wedding Anniversary which was celebrated in Fukuoka, Japan, yesterday.

    May both of you be blessed with Good Health and Happiness always.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  203. mubarakchan Aug 8,2019 3:32 PM

    Tun

    Our Minister Rafidah Aziz had always commented seriously with common sense through the years.

    I AM OF THE OPINION THAT SHE SHOULD BE ONE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE PRIME MINISTERSHIP IF THE NEED ARISES. She now fits the bill of a Malay elite who is qualified to be an elite and not behave like a hoi-polloi from the streets.

    Minister Rafidah Aziz will make a Good Prime Minister. She will definitely deal with all OUTSIDERS ON LEVEL TERMS. Like no hot relationships or secret retreats to be COMPROMISED at the drop of a hat.

    Her recent comments which are worthy of consideration, thus .

    1. ” DO NOT OVERLOAD THE CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL WORK. ”

    2. ” KHAT CAN BE A SELECTIVE SUBJECT.”

    3. ” DON’T MAKE IT A NATIONAL PROJECT “. YB was referring to the absurd Flying Car which is now produced decades behind those of other countries. Perhaps, the YB Minister in charge of business is not aware of the reports in the American magazines like POPULAR SCIENCE AND POPULAR MECHANICS. And he is probably not aware of the following saying, thus

    ‘ THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE QUALITY AND PRICE OF THEIR TOYS.’

    Our beloved Malaysia was already down in the dumps as created by the raping vandals of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. It was a shameful episode.

    Not only that, our beloved Malaysia was also the laughing stock of the World because of the 1MDB Scandal which permitted little unqualified fat boys to handle money equivalent to the monetary reserves of a small nation. If this is not IDIOCY AT ITS FINEST, what is ?

    For decades, the Rakyat enjoyed the low prices of all types of food. But the crazy shenanigans of the Corrupt BN Government permitted the dislocation of our socio-economic system giving rise to the present uncontrollable rise in all our goods. This will take much time and energy to rectify back to NORMALITY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Minister Rafidah Aziz heads the list of Malay elite to be a PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, NO UNSEEMLY VIDEOS FOR HER ! AND SHE HAS A PROVEN PROPER MIND-SET TOO. Acheh !

    Let us not forget only 4 Malay elite left after 3 Generations of Malay elite, 1971-2018 who indulged in self-immolation and self-attrition arising from SELF-INDULGENCE, your good-self Tun, your long-standing reliable friend aged 80, my Christ’s College, Cambridge, friend aged 40 and now YB MINISTER RAFIDAH AZIZ QUALIFIES TO BE A PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA AS A TOP MALAY ELITE. Let the Rakyat decide.

    A very thin blue line to defend us the Rakyat indeed !

    Little drops of water will make a mighty ocean. Little grains of sand will build the mighty land which is our beloved Malaysia !

  204. mubarakchan Aug 8,2019 10:29 AM

    Tun

    We used to say that in World events, a week is a long time. But now with the Net, a day is a long time! Here are the ominous reports from the Financial Times, London now owned by Nikkei of Japan thus

    1. ” U.S. STOCKS FIGHT BACK AMID MOUNTING ECONOMIC GLOOM ”

    2. ” U.S. HAS FEW TOOLS TO WEAKEN THE DOLLAR ”

    3. ” U.S. AGENCIES BARRED FROM BUYING HUAWEI EQUIPMENT ”

    4. ” GOLD PRICES TOP $1,500 AS HAVEN RALLY ACCELERATES ”

    All the above-mentioned headlines added up to one word, ” RECESSION ”

    May be this is the first World Recession caused by a US President who relied on himself as his own counsel.

    Malaysia should be obliged to Trump for just one thing. President Trump tore up and threw the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew crafted and designed TPPA into the waste paper basket on his first day in office.

    Yet, Singapore kept at the TPPA without the US and broadcasted the TPPA/CPPTP would be just as good. Stupid. How could this be when the US market is absent ?

    Now Singapore is pushing the truncated CPPTP and our stupid Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 signed it to be ratified after the 14th GE. The BN lost with Singapore gnawing its teeth in anguish. So very close. Yet so very far !

    THE TPPA WAS FIRST SOLD TO THE BN GOVERNMENT WITH THE US MARKET BY THE TREASONOUS OFFICIALS OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. Vide. NSTP January 2018, thus

    Headline in NSTP. ‘Malaysia must sign the CPTPP’ by an treasonous ex-official. May be only in Malaysia, fools are born every day !

    I do not see how the United States can win any Trade War given its political and socio-economic structure which has not been revamped or reformed since the end of World War 2. Most of the infra-structures in the US today were born out of the recession in the 1930s. Any serious spending by the US Government is on armaments. Strange.

    When I first came across the American literature in my teens, I found there was a great emphasis on the history of the Greeks and the Romans. And today, the present Americans are practising exactly what the Romans did before Rome’s fall – withdrawing to the centre from the periphery and not staying put to influence the enemy/rival compounded by the fact that America’s long-time friends are now neglected and left to fend for themselves. This unorthodox policy upsets all the friends who are now gritting their teeth, tearing out their hair and beating their chests in frustration and agony. As we now know, Tun, a day is a long time in present day politics. Instead of stationing troops on friendly soil, robotic American missiles will take their place ! To save money, presumably.

    With all the signs which could be gathered on America, it is good to come to a conclusion which is to EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, TUN !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia is now operating on a clean slate, thus

    1. A New and Incorruptible Government

    2. An iconic Leader and Prime Minister with an honest and motivated Team with DSAI by his side.

    3. A sound Minister of Foreign Affairs, a tested book-keeper in the Treasury, seasoned YBs in the Ministry of Interior and Defence and important YBs in equally important Ministries of Trade, Tourism etc.

    4. The endemic Corruption is now beaten down concomitant with the recovery of illicit cash.

    With a solid team to be exhorted to tighten its efficiency and be ready for the unexpected, our beloved Malaysia can only take advantage of events as a facile team in governance at the height of crisis which is expected to come in the near future.

    For those cognoscenti of Malaysian Politics, they would agree with me that we nearly all ‘dieded’ if the BN won the 14th GE. MOST IMPORTANTLY SINGAPORE SURVIVES AT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S EXPENSE, LOCK STOCK AND BARREL.

    BUT MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    During this crisis which duration is as yet unknown,

    IT PAYS TO STUDY HOW SINGAPORE IS GOING TO SURVIVE WITHOUT LOCKING IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS ITS SLAVE STATE.

    Strangely, both Singapore and Malaysia suddenly veered diametrically opposite each other IN ALL ITS UNDERTAKINGS ! Vide. Singapore’s cancellation of its mammoth project on Penang’s mainland today.

    As I see it, there is only one WAY for Singapore to survive decently, honourably and profitably WITHOUT POKING MALAYSIA’S BACKSIDE ALL THE TIME FOR LITTLE BENEFITS LIKE ROCKS, RAILS, KTM LANDS, LOW HANGING FRUITS, NSTP CHIEF EDITOR’S CHAIR, ETC. Little things of NO CONSEQUENCE TO MALAYSIA.

    As I said before, if Lee Kuan Yew had invested the trillions of US Dollars into 4,000 tons of GOLD before 2000, from his QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE COLD WAR 1948-1989 LUSH PROFITS, Singapore would have been the KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR SINCE OCTOBER 2008. So why this did not happen ?

    As Tun said it is the MIND-SET !

    Lee Kuan Yew was a narcissist and arrogant. Apart from his peers like Goh Keng Swee, Barker, Rajaratnam, none of those close to him dare check him or provide him with fresh ideas. For example, his buddy commented, ‘ Kuan Yew cuts a fine figure.’ Hmm !

    All the brilliance about Lee Kuan Yew turned out to be JUST A SMOKE SCREEN FOR AN ORDINARY MAN WHO DID NOT IMPROVE HIMSELF SINCE HIS HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AT CAMBRIDGE. Let us not forget he was an ATHEIST !

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is humble and does not boast about his achievements which are very many as I listed them before.

    TUN’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS THE CREATION OF THE 6 MILLION MALAY MIDDLE INCOME FAMILLIES WHICH JIVE WITH THE 6 MILLION NON-MALAY FAMILLIES WHICH PROVIDED GOODS AND SERVICES. This is the ultimate Political Ballast for our beloved Malaysia which no other country has achieved. If at all, the destruction of the middle income families we see every night on the TV.

    Tun’s humbleness and quiet demeanour hide HIS WISDOM, BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE. Hence, the naysayers, the troublemakers, the bad hats, the detractors and the morons were all take aback when Tun became the Prime Minister again in 2018.

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY UNLIKE LEE KUAN YEW WHO HAD DR ALBERT WINSEMIUS THE EXPERT FROM UN TO GUIDE AND FASHION SINGAPORE, OUR TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS HIS OWN ADVISER WHICH WAS LET DOWN BY THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES WHICH ARE NOW NO MORE. NO MORE SCANDALS BLAMED ON OUR BELOVED TUN WHILST THEY COLLECTED BANKS, STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS, SMALL LISTED COMPANIES, LANDS IN BUKIT TUNKU, PADDED THE PURCHASES OF PROTON ETC.

    Now, it is clearly seen that ALL OF TUN’S PROJECTS WERE SOUND AND VIABLE and those for Singapore as implemented by Lee Kuan Yew’s Public Policies failed MISERABLY TO THE COST OF SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS. 47 Failed Policies. Vide, chedet,cc.org. ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew.’ September 2010.

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun conducted his role NORMALLY WITHOUT FANFARE.

    On the other, the narcissistic and arrogant Lee Kuan Yew produced a lot of BLUFFOLOGY, Singapore’s only Natural Resource, and failed miserably at the end of the day which included his 4 Initiatives to save his Legacy for Singapore and his inheritors, 1) Temasek 2) FT imports 3) 2 casinos 4) the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer, TPPA/CPTPP.

    WITH THE FAILURE OF THE 4 INITIATIVES OF LEE KUAN YEW, SINGAPORE IS NOW IN A VACUUM FACING A RISING STORM IN THE WORLD IN WHICH SHE IS THE MOST TINY CITY STATE with only 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50. Vide. Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011.

    A CLASSIC TALE OF TWO CITIES FASHIONED BY TWO ICONIC LEADERS WHO PERFORMED DIAMETRICALLY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. One succeeded FAMOUSLY. The other failed INFAMOUSLY !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  205. mubarakchan Aug 7,2019 10:32 PM

    Tun

    My Heartiest Congratulations on the conferment of a Honorary Degree by a distinguished University in Fukuoka, Japan today in recognition of your valuable contributions and services not only to our beloved Malaysia but also the World.

    How many Malaysians realise the significance of such a Honorary Degree conferment ? How many Malaysians realise the following Nations honoured you Tun thus,

    1. Indonesia. 2. Singapore. 3. Thailand. 4. Pakistan. 5. Turkey. 6. Japan where you were also honoured with the highest Japanese award for a non-Japanese by the retiring Emperor of Japan.

    And yet, anyone in Malaysia with a head, a pair of arms and legs who desires to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia now start pushing and jostling to be considered.

    Instead of putting ourselves to the wheel to make our economy a SUCCESS under your esteemed LEADERSHIP.

    The long list of countries honouring you is not to ‘butter you up’ or ‘carry your legs’.

    IT IS SERIOUS RECOGNITION OF YOUR ABILITY TO GOVERN A COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLES IN PEACE AND HARMONY FROM A LONG-STANDING RECORD AS RECOGNISED BY THE HIGHEST LEADERS OF IMPORTANT NATIONS.

    To be a Prime Minister, A PERSON HAS TO BE BORN AND NOT MADE.

    Again, these hoi-polloi think of their SELF-INTERESTS AND HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS DOWN IN THE DUMPS AFTER BEING RULED BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND THE GLICs.

    With their victory, Lee Kuan Yew’s sneaky TPPA/CPTPP would have been ratified and our beloved Malaysia enslaved forever by tiny Singapore.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. Tun, your due consideration of duty and responsibility to the country Malaysia we all love, made you determined to oust the BAD AND RESTORE THE GOOD.

    This is an on-going matter as the RAPE AND WANTON DESTRUCTION OF OUR HAPPY LAND WAS SO EXTENSIVE WHICH GAVE RISE TO ALL THAT WAS BAD LIKE THE HIGH COST OF FOODSTUFFS TODAY AND MORE.

    It is only with your character and firm Leadership which will NAVIGATE ALL THE MALAYSIANS OUT OF THIS WHIRLPOOL OF DANGER AS CREATED BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. This will take time which no one can fathom or deny.

    Of course, a successor will take-over from you when the time comes.

    I HAVE SAID IN OTHER COMMENTS THAT IT IS NOT PROPER TO REQUEST AN ICONIC STATESMAN WHO EMBARKED TO SAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO LEAVE JUST LIKE THAT. It is courtesy for him to decide when it is the appropriate time to do so.

    The hoi-polloi have no locus standi to try to push out an ICONIC STATESMAN LEADER OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FROM HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES BEFORE COMPLETION. Let us not have short memories.

    After Tun’s retirement in October 2003, the naysayers, the troublemakers, the detractors, the bad hats and the morons crawled out of their holes to pour the finest vitriol on his head right up to 9 May 2018. This should not be forgotten.

    His protégés were no longer protégés but his BOSSES when these ordinary people lost their heads swimming in POWER. This episode put our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat on the chopping block (TPPA) in FAVOUR OF TINY SINGAPORE WITH NO HUMAN OR NATURAL RESOURCES. We Malaysians had sunk that low. A historical period which I once labelled as ‘ SELLING OUR GRANDMOTHERS DOWN RIVER.’

    It was the humble and compassionate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who WILLINGLY gave up POWER in October 2003 because he loved our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat.

    Just look at those who came after him, 2004-2018, raping and vandalising our beloved Malaysia after DECADES OF HARD-WORK 1957-2003 BY ALL OF US.

    Who gave these ex-protégés the licence to RAPE AND VANDALISE BUT THEMSELVES !

    Both served the interests of tiny Singapore. The final stab in the back of the Rakyat would have been the Lee Kuan Yew inspired and created TPPA/CPTPP. Here is a true story.

    A few days ago, I bought a packet of blue cheese labelled ‘COSTELLO’ which was the cheapest amongst others. I thought it was Spanish. After I had a snack at mid-night, I curiously examined the label which said, ‘Made in Shanghai, China’ and the importer was in Singapore. I felt cheated because I thought I bought Spanish blue cheese and not made in China blue cheese which tasted slightly sour with less blue markings.

    THIS EPISODE WOULD HAVE APPEARED OVER A MILLION TIMES IF THE TPPA WAS RATIFIED AFTER THE BN GOVERNMENT HAD WON ON 9 MAY 2018 !

    And the advantage to Singapore as confirmed by the Singapore Business Times in January 2017 which boasted that with the TPPA, Singapore would save a minimum of S$ 1 Billion annually. In other words, Malaysia would have LOST RM 3 Billion annually. Stupid !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. The problem only arises when a problem is not understood by the ‘MIND-SETS’ of 99% of the population.

  206. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 8:25 PM

    Tun

    As I recently said in your distinguished Blog that these are exciting times for us living in ASEAN.

    For analysts looking in from the outside, Malaysia looks bombed out after the rape and vandalism by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Non-caring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, Singapore’s Leadership and elite live in the Past, Thailand is Thailand, Vietnam is dependent on the wishes of Trump, Indonesia has promise and The Philippines has Duerte. Hence, one analyst with the FT came up with the following story over the week-end, thus

    ” THE ASIAN STRATEGIC ORDER IS DYING. FORTY YEARS OF PROSPERITY IN THE REGION IS NOW UNDER THREAT. ”

    The ‘Threat’ by whom ? America ? A sometime long-standing friend of all in Asia and ASEAN ?

    Yes Tun ! Looking at the surface of ASEAN and ASIA, it seems the miracle of socio-economic developments have run its full course. But we Asians do have intellect to create and develop what is best for ourselves in conjunction with others.

    There have been examples given by me here in these columns, thus,

    1. The Northern Corridor of Malaysia, This Region encompasses Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The New Proposals of Development based on the important Hub of Kulim International Airport with 3 runways ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO FORM A CATALYST TO KICK-START THE WHOLE PANOPLY OF PROJECTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THESE STATES.

    2. The Proposed Confederation between Singapore and the United Kingdom/Scotland which cannot be ignored by the Singapore Leadership and elite who lived in the PAST when it is the future which will be their saviour.

    3. The long gestation of the Isthmus of Kra Canal has cost Thailand dear. Not only the loss of at least US$ 6 Billion a year but the peoples of Southern Thailand standard of living not alleviated through socio-economic means. A Canal and its Construction will fill the Southern Thais with Wealth and a full stomach with a future for them and their families. Like this who want to fight anymore ?

    4. The planned infra-structural developments of Indonesia are not small because of the size of the country.

    5. Vietnam and Cambodia add on the icing to the developmental Cake of ASEAN.

    Who can safely say that Asia’s prosperity is under threat.

    Tun as you are aware as an iconic Leader of a Life-time, IT IS THE POLITICAL WILL IN ALL THESE ASEAN COUNTRIES WHICH HAS TO EXERT ITSELF FOR THEIR OWN AND COMMON GOOD IN OUR FUTURE INTERESTS.

    With the queer behaviour of certain major Western Leaders, it pays for ASEAN to follow the much worn cliché,

    ‘ GOD HELPS THOSE, WHO HELP THEMSELVES ‘.

    ASIA AND ASEAN. WHERE ELSE BUT ASIA AND ASEAN, THE ABODES OF HARD WORKING ANCIENT PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF CIVLIZATION ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. BON VOYAGE TO JAPAN.

  207. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 1:45 PM

    Tun

    If the New Proposal to create a NEW INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY WITH AN INSTITUTE come into fruition as a result of a wise and wide-ranging Policy of the New and Incorruptible Government as led by you, Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side, THEN IT IS ONLY PROPER TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY POLICING FORCE EQUIPPED WITH FAST SMALL BOATS MANNED BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SPECIALISED ON THIS TASK.

    It is of the utmost importance that the new Industry of Inshore Fish Farming etc be properly controlled and supervised from the very beginning of its inception.

    TIME AND TIME AGAIN OUR NEW VENTURES WERE NEGLECTED AFTER A TIME DUE TO CORRUPTION, LACK OF SUPERVISION, A PROPENSITY TO FORGET DUTIES ETC.

    As a result, the whole edifice of any project has failed inevitably through the years leading to the wanton waste or loss of precious money.

    The Zoos are a prime example of lack of interest, maintenance and care due to Corruption. The animals suffered. ALL ZOOS SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Bon Voyage to Japan.

  208. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 1:30 PM

    Tun

    It is a happy day that you will p[ay another fruitful visit to Japan to seek out the best which this country can provide us in terms of technical expertise and financial assistance.

    The New Proposal to create an ORGANISED AND PROPER NEW INSHORE INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY IS ONE AREA JAPAN CAN HELP US.

    But as always, the follow up maintenance and enforcement of laws and regulations by the State or Federal Governments are poor, very poor.

    Here are a few real life examples thus

    1. Just a few days ago, a lift fell right through a high rise building with its passengers. Fortunately no one was hurt. There was a report that the lift was regularly serviced.

    IT IS OBVIOUS THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS WERE FAKED AND CORRUPTION RULED THE DAY IN THE TRADITION OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    2. The Pasir Gudang noxious gas episodes were another case in point where there were Rules and Regulations. BUT NO ONE CARED TO INSPECT, MONITOR AND ENFORCE THE PROPER RULES AND REGULATIONS. Another left-over from the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    3. The distiguished IGP admitted a few days ago that some police men were using dadah.

    4. The thousands of road bumps and stripes created along the by-ways and highways of Kuala Lumpur. If the Corrupt takes RM 200 per bump and RM 50 per stripe, we can work out how much Corrupt Money was collected by the CORRUPT STAFF OF THE DEWAN BANDAR RAYA KUALA LUMPUR – millions of ringgits on items no one cared about.

    ALL FURTHER CREATIONS OF BUMPS AND STRIPES SHOULD BE STOPPED AND BANNED. These bumps and stripes are just ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR CORRUPTION LIKE THE GLCs. The Corrupt collecting corrupt money for doing no work.

    For those who are civic minded and concerned about the state of affairs which the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs perpetrated during their rule, of RAPE AND VANDALISM OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, THE 3 EVENTS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE ONLY THOSE WHICH ERUPTED INTO THE PUBLIC VIEW. There were many more such corrupt acts which affected the whole body of the Government Service.

    These Corrupt Practices which are mentioned above are just a comma in a whole page of CORRUPT PRACTICES.

    THIS IS THE RESULT OF HAVING A BUNCH OF CLOWNS TO RULE OVER US HARD-WORKING, DECENT AND GOOD MALAYSIANS 2004-2018 WHICH OUR BELOVED TUN HAS CANDIDLY ADMITTED WAS A MISTAKE. The mistake not only of clowns to rule over us but CLOWNS WHO COLLECTED 10,000 ROLEX and still not satisfied but to collect another 100,000 ROLEX more !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Bon Voyage to Japan.

  209. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 9:22 AM

    Tun

    It is very good news that you are visiting Fukuoka, Japan for two working days. My knowledge on this region is scanty. But it seems to me that Japan’s major institutes for the study and research of the sea and its sea-life may be located here.

    When I mentioned about the re-vitalization and conservation of our beloved Malaysia’s long coast line to develop a new industry for jobs, revenue and to enhance the livelihoods of fishermen in the creation of a NEW AND BOUNTIFUL FISH FOOD INDUSTRY two days ago, I did not realize that you were planning a fruitful visit to Japan again.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    It is opportune without any delay that Japan helps Malaysia to set up an Institute for the Conservation of Inshore and Riverine Resources which objective is to survey, study, research, record and recommend to the Federal Government how best to enhance and improve our inland sea-food stocks and resources for a new Multi-Billion Ringgit Industry to benefit not only our fishermen, entrepreneurs but the generations to come IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Only Japan can help Malaysia out in this respect as she had embarked to farm the sea for food in the 19th Century and her eventual successful industrialization and modern progress must have been carefully planned to dove-tail with this industry based on the sea.

    Likewise, Malaysia with its long coastal shore line must exploit this overlooked natural resource.

    We should not look down on fishermen and entrepreneurs who make a living from inshore fish, cockles, shrimps and mussels breeding. I see a great potential for the Government to provide jobs and the private sector to make not only a living but also money.

    The New and Incorruptible Government under your Leadership with DSAI and the Team by your side now sees so many new WAYS to create jobs and revenue for the Government eg

    1. The New Proposals at minimum cost for Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu – the Northern Region

    2. The Re-vitalization and Conservation of Inshore and Riverine Natural Resources to create a NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT INDUSTRY GUIDED AND ADVISED BY A JAPANESE FOUNDED RESEARCH INSTITUTE with at least 4 or more branches sited at key coastal points in West and East Malaysia.

    In the past, we just culled the living creatures from the sea and thought no more about further natural production and conservation. Now we pay the price of having no cockles to eat with our foods etc.

    And when the Singapore Puppet and Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs ruled, raped and vandalised our beloved Malaysia, ALL OUR WEALTH, THE RICH AND THE POOR, JUST PLUMMETED TO ZERO BASE AS SELF-INTEREST AND SELF-INDULGENCE like collecting 10,000 Rolex took pride of place. All Rakyat suffered in anguish and in silence – 2004-2018

    The ousting of the Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government, 2004-2018, on 9 May 2018 was a huge breath of FRESH AIR AND FREEDOM to do our own things FOR ALL IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST like this Japanese backed Institute to re-build our inland stock of sea resources as quickly as possible for all.

    Further, if our inland shore natural resources are properly developed with the help of the Japanese, THIS IS ANOTHER ATTRACTION FOR OUR DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOURISTS through hotels, catering establishments, sea sports and leisure etc. Many thousands of jobs will be created which could happen within 3 years !

    From here on, there should be long and sustainable stretches of coastline which is earmarked only for the inshore sea industry.

    For the factories which release the toxic wastes into the sea, these should be restricted, closely monitored or banned altogether to re-locate in another area.

    THE INSHORE FISH AND SEA RESOURCES INDUSTRY AND INSTITUTE SHOULD TOP THE LIST OF PRIORITIES OF THE MINISTRY IN CHARGE ALWAYS.

    This New Multi-Ringgit Inland Sea Industry can only grow bigger and bigger if the Government ALWAYS CASTS A BALEFUL EYE ON IT WITH DUE CONSIDERATION. As it is, the inshore fishermen are like Cinderella in the fairy tale, seen and neglected.

    IF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT RE-VITALIZES THIS SEA INDUSTRY, IT IS MONEY FOR JAM BECAUSE NOT MUCH NEW CAPITAL IS REQUIRED FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. BON VOYAGE TO JAPAN !

  210. mubarakchan Aug 5,2019 10:15 PM

    Tun

    Here is a classic case of FAKE NEWS, as reported in the NSTP today. So soon after I lauded the NSTP for coming alive with the right news suitable for the ordinary person in the street, thus

    1. NSTP Monday August 5 2019. ” HAMILTON PREVAILS. Mercedes AMG PETRONAS ace beats pole-sitter, Verstappen to win Hungarian GP. Formula One champion, Lewis-Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record seventh time yesterday.

    THE NSTP SPORTS EDITOR SHOULD BE SACKED FOR NOT DOING A PROPER JOB ! DID SOME ONE DELIBERATELY SABOTAGED THE PAPER.

    The real news from the real event as reported by The Star, thus,

    2. The Star Monday 5 August 2019. ” MAX FINALLY NAILS IT. YOUNG GUN VERSTAPPEN LAYS TO REST THE OLD POLE QUESTION. ”

    A word of warning to all media readers is that there is always an attempt to falsify the news every day. This should be exposed as soon as possible to stop this dastardly practice.

    The other headlines of note today, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE TOURISM RECEIPTS IN Q1 FELL 4.8% AMID GLOBAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.”

    A wake-up call to our Ministry of Tourism to double their efforts in encourage tourists to visit us from the Middle East, India, China and East Asia. There should be tourist packages linking the ASEAN countries with the main emphasis on the travel agents making the money. WITHOUT TRAVEL AGENTS DO NOT EXPECT TOURIST DEVELOPMENTS.

    2. ” SINGAPORE SHARES SHED 2% ON YUAN WEAKNESS, TRADE WAR. ”

    The effects of a reversal of Uncle Sam’s Post-Cold War 1948-1989 hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” affect all countries.

    The Great Question mark is what is the eventual effect created by Trump going for the unorthodox methods in a World which has not resolved the QE Bail-out of October 2008 and now his flip-flop ways dealing with other Nations. There is no doubt all are upset dealing with the unexpected. But at the end of the day, what is the gain for Trump and what is the loss for the World. This is as yet unknown.

    However what is known is that the GOODWILL AND TRUST WITH OTHER NATIONS WHICH UNCLE SAM BUILT UP THROUGH WAR AND PEACE MAY BE DESTROYED TEMPORARILY. In the past and for a very long time, nations big and small had depended on the goodwill and generosity of the United States to survive. But now this happy scenario is under threat from Trump’s unorthodox view and approach with the rest of the World. Who can foretell what the future holds for the United States and the World.

    3. ” YB. PROTESTS WOULD NOT AFFECT HK TOURIST ARRIVALS TO MALAYSIA ”

    A good point YB to be exploited with jolly good exhibitions in Hong Homg by the Tourist Board of Malaysia to showcase our peaceful, harmonious and hospitable land when things quiet down. Such money is worth spending. Kudos to you if your Ministry has a keen nose for business for the travel agents to make money.

    4. ” YUAN BREACHES 7 PER DOLLAR TO WEAKEST IN DECADE AMIDST TRADE WAR ”

    Not a happy headline to savour. But one which provokes deep thoughts of its origins and ultimate result. These are not happy events arising from a win-win situation but a contrived one designed to reduce the POWER of another rival.

    The Law of the Jungle amongst the mighty as it may be said.

    A flux situation which may be exploited by the wise and the astute to a Nation’s benefit like the proposed Confederation of Singapore with the United Kingdom/Scotland concomitant with the New Proposals at minimum cost for Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu – the Northern Region. These 2 important moves will kick-start movements in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam which we should all recognise as one.

    As the distinguished Tun Ismail Mohd. Ali said in 1974, ‘ HOW I WISH I AM THIRTY YEARS OLD.’ when it was first discovered that Malaysia had 23 trillion cu.ft.of gas.

    Another ancient saying which fits the bill,

    ” SMALL MONEY DOES NOT GO OUT. BIG MONEY DOES NOT COME IN.” Literally, a little bit of generosity will bring in the big bucks.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We certainly live in exciting times. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  211. mubarakchan Aug 5,2019 6:06 PM

    Tun

    For those tea leaf readers of Malaysia, the only subject that has surfaced is not Corruption or Security but the voicing of doubts in the ability of our Leaders and their Policies to achieve things in the National Interest of that of the Rakyat.

    However the good news is that there are less doubts in 2019 than when the Good and Incorruptible Government took control from the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs on 9 May 2019. There should be no doubt about this transition of POWER because it was smooth and seamless. This surprisingly underlined the resilience and strength of our democratic political system which held together at the most critical moment.

    The dearth of elite, Malay elite is there for all to see in the Cabinet.

    But our beloved Malaysia is fortunate you Tun did not shirk your duties and responsibilities together with DSAI and the Team. It is from here, our beloved Malaysia will rise again like the mythical Phoenix from the ashes of rape and vandalism of our beloved land, Malaysia.

    We might be poor now but we Malaysians stand united, proud and strong. And on this, we will be one of the best Nations in the World because if we the Rakyat do not make it this time, WE NEVER WILL.

    It is from here, that the fleshing out of the animal being one of the 4 important small countries of the World will begin given the Will and Inclination of those concerned.

    In your position, an iconic Leader who had experienced the SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS, would have meted out fair and justifiable Policies most of the time. Unlike Lee Kuan Yew who ended Public Life with at least 47 Failed Public Policies.

    Vide. http://www.chedet.cc.com.my ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’ September 2010. History Is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    Time and time again you have stressed the importance for all to have a proper ‘MIND-SET’. This hits the nail right on its head because without a strong or normal or proper mind-set, a person achieves nothing of note.

    But for the Rakyat who understand how the World goes round, this reminder is a wake-up call for all of us Rakyat to put our shoulders to the wheel like you and your Team to progress to the highest level of success which is humanly possible.

    There is now a semblance of a firm, sincere and determined Leadership led by the Government. But the odd frivolous comment like a Bill to protect men from women, will certainly jar the stability of an otherwise orderly Society. Hopefully, from now on, the focus will be on the CONFIDENCE AND ABILITY of all Malaysians to make good.

    I believe this is on the WAY.

    With the expected stronger headwinds next year 2020, Malaysia is well-protected by your experienced Leadership and the beginnings of a New Malaysia. A scenario whereby an unlimited number of white rabbits are pulled out of a hat by you.

    If we look back for the news in the 1930s, the news reports of bombings and killings were with us as though it was only yesterday. In the modern day World since the early 20th Century, there have been more WAR days than PEACE days.

    And yet, our beloved Malaysia has been at PEACE since the Communist Insurgency died down by the 1970s.

    Someone mentioned in the media that you Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is somewhat similar to Lee Kuan Yew. AND YET NOT SO SIMILAR.

    I would say that a comparison between the 2 Leaders is like comparing chalk and cheese.

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a humble person does not boast and none of his Policies have failed so far. Those crooked closest aides have now all gone. All attacks on Tun were without substance and frivolous.

    On the other hand, Lee Kuan Yew’s obsession for Singapore to be better than our beloved Malaysia took its toll at the end of the day. He lost sight that it was the blessing of Uncle Sam via the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 gave Singapore the edge over Malaysia !

    The only WAY for Singapore to survive in its present form is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND which is good for Singapore, ASEAN and the World. What say you, Singapore ?

    But through our own efforts, a second chance to build up our human and natural resources have materialised again. I am certain that Malaysia will achieve her objectives with more productive efficiency.

    For now, we have to go back to the basics of economic development as our human resources have taken a knock in the Dark Age, 2004-2018. Production of goods and service could be promoted as these are not greenfield projects but were being looked after in the normal manner.

    A huge and disparate area of productive activity is along our beloved Malaysia’s coast-line which fosters the livelihood of thousands of poor fishermen and their families who are worth looking after by the Federal Government not only on humane grounds but also to CREATE AND BUILD A NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT SEA-FOOD INDUSTRY.

    To achieve the objective is cheap and practical. IT IS TO ENSURE THAT THE MANGROVE SWAMPS AND THE WHOLE COAST LINE ARE PRISTINE AND NOT POLLUTED AND THE FISHERMEN TAUGHT TO CONSERVE THE SEA STOCK AND BE EFFICIENT IN THEIR FARMING FROM THE SEA.

    Again, Japan is the country our beloved Malaysia should look to on how to improve our inshore sea food stock for the benefit of our Nation and her fishermen and families. Where are you, YB in charge of fishermen and fishing ?

    And as some wise critics would criticise the above ramblings, the purpose of my writings has always TO INSTIL LOYALTY AND GRATEFULNESS IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF OUR FELLOW MALAYSIANS which is aptly described in an ancient saying thus,

    ” CUT THE GRASS. DESTROY THE ROOTS “. A common practice by victorious armies because by this brutal act, security is ensured with the destruction of the followers with LOYALTY AND GRATEFULNESS DUE TO THE DEFEATED EMPEROR. History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth, Tun !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded. Aceh !

  212. mubarakchan Aug 3,2019 10:59 PM

    Tun

    Apart from the raging controversy about Trump’s unorthodox ways of managing the United States of America and imposing his United States hegemony on the World, right here at home, we have a rising tide of a non-controversial subject which is your Leadership of our beloved Malaysia.

    Headlines such as these, thus

    1. ” I WILL STEP DOWN.”

    2. ” WE PREFER DR M AS PM BECAUSE HE IS’NT EASILY INFLUENCED ”

    This is one of many virtues as viewed from PAS an Opposition Party in cahoots with lesser political souls.

    What is my thinking on this ?

    1. MALAYSIA HAS ONLY ONE LIVING ICON, TUN DR HAHATHIR MOHAMAD.
    In other countries, a living icon is revered by all the peoples as an eternal leader to lead the whole Nation forever. But our Malaysia is democratic.

    Therefore, it is up to Tun to decide within himself and in his own experiences and conscience of what happened to him and HOW HE AND THE RAKYAT WERE TREATED THE MOMENT HE GAVE UP POWER IN OCTOBER 2003.

    I recollect his naysayers, detractors, troublemakers and morons queued up to pour the finest vitriol on him until mid-night 9 May 2018. This is recorded in history.

    Subsequent to this, it was alleged an ex-secretary became THE PRIME MINISTER and a rich man’s son who did not attend Singapore’s famed maths classes, became lost in the trillions of ringgits so printed by the august BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA. This fellow lost the plot and found it easier to count luxury brands like 10,000 Rolex watches etc. With his fumbling with Malaysian Maths, the Rakyat, the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Ibans, the Kadazans and all, BETWEEN 2004-2018 LOST 30% – 50% OF THEIR HARD-EARNED WEALTH, THE RICH AND THE POOR WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

    This was the general raped and vandalised landscape of Malaysia which was eventually exposed after months of discovery rummaging amongst the records of the Ministry of Finance and Bank Negara Malaysia.

    2. This barren landscape was compounded by the fact the whole Civil Service was compromised to do zany things outside the norms of the traditional Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service.

    The Government coffers were as dry as the Sahara Desert, North of Timbuktoo !

    3. As for the precious Human Resources which most important component was the Malay elite because without them, the non-Malay elite cannot move according to the revered Constitution, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad found, HIMESELF, HIS BEST FRIEND AND ONE 40 YEAR OLD FROM CHRIST’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE WERE THE ONLY MALAY ELITE LEFT AFTER 3 GENERATIONS OF NURTURING WITHIN THE NEP !

    Only 3 elite left out of 3 GENERATIONS OF MALAY ELITE SINCE 1971. How ?

    Time is of the essence. Leaders are born not made. The elite have to be guided, groomed and tested.

    As the elite are THOROUGHBREDS AND NOT DONKEYS, they have to be selected at the end of the day. This takes time.

    4. Hundreds of useless and corrupt Potemkin GLCs were established according to Policy between 2004-2018 during the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite because WITHOUT THINKING, IT WAS DECLARED THAT SINCE SINGAPORE HAD THEM, IT IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO HAVE GLCs.

    Since America has NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO HAVE THE SAME TO THE CONSTERNATION OF TINY SINGAPORE. Who cried out loud, not that way folks but this way because if you careless folks press the wrong switch, WE ARE ALL GONNA (Singlish) !

    5. Some experts are very esoteric in their fields of study. They want ALL PRIME MINISTERS TO SEAT IN THEIR CHAIRS AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE LIKE MUSICAL CHAIRS. How to warm a seat this way ?

    HAVE WE MALAYSIANS LEARNT OUR BITTER LESSON OR NOT, TO INVITE ANY TOM, DICK OR HARRY TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO KILL US.

    We have already ‘dieded’ once. Only funeral rites were to complete the whole funereal SHOW PRODUCED BY LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE via the signed TPPA/CPTPPA – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE SME SIGNED IN SUPPORT OF KILLING HIMSELF AND WAS ENNOBLED FOR HIS NOBLE EFFORT ! Beautiful ! Killing ourselves by signing with our own hands. ONLY DOPES FELL FOR THIS ONE ! Fellows who used the wrong heads eternally !

    If this was not crazy, what was Tun ? And the Israelis were all over the boudoir as confirmed by the Sarawak Report today headed by a Lyon and a Saddler !

    6. WHAM ! PRESTO ! OUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS MALAYSIA’S VERY OWN CAPTAIN MARVEL APPEARED IN THE GUISE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. All the devils scampered back to Hell, Singapore or Israel !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    7. Those Malaysians who want to die again, please stand up to be counted !

    8. The happenings in the media and elsewhere is an absolute farce. Our Master Chef Dato Seri Wan would be up in arms at this selection of our beloved Malaysia’s Prime Minister as though he is a SECRET RECIPE !

    9. IT IS TIME ALL MALAYSIANS LEARN THAT PRIME MINISTERS ARE BORN AND NOT MADE.

    10. IT IS TIME ALL MALAYSIANS LEARN A PRIME MINISTER IS AN ICON DIFFERENT FROM THE ORDINARY PERSON IN THE STREET, UNLIKE YOU AND ME !.

    11. All know in their hearts and minds who performs best as a Prime Minister.

    Let us not pretend to be fair and just because the choice of WRONG PRIME MINISTERS IN THE PAST 2004-2018 NEARLY KILLED US ALL.

    12. Not only that during this period of Dark Ages, 2004-2018, the Rakyat, the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Ibans, the Kadazans and all lost 30%-50% of their Wealth due to the rapists and the vandals of our hapless land.

    13. To choose a Prime Minister is not like that of a beauty contest where only superficiality counts – beauty is skin deep. It is impossible to choose a Prime Minister based only on 2 or 3 criteria but on many imponderables which cannot be easily assessed..

    In the case of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, it is a Hobson’s choice – a choice of one only or none at all.

    14. Under any circumstance, it is up to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide within the context of his previous MISTAKES WHICH HE HAD ADMITTED CANDIDLY, HIS CONSCIENCE, HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO ALL THE RAKYAT AND THE CONSTITUTION WITH THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG AND THE ROYAL SULTANS AND WHAT THE TUMULTOUS WORLD THINK OF HIM AND HIS PURPORTED SUCCESSOR.

    15. Other imponderables which are not easily measured, concomitant with new factors which have cropped up with the present Dewan Rakyat, the sex maniacs thus ,

    a. One Adun wants to promote an Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill. If it is implemented, we Malaysians will be like Singapore with a dwindling population.

    b. Another Adun wants a Bill to protect MEN FROM WOMEN. Have we run out of durians due to the huge exports to China ? Or we Malaysian men have become sissies wearing female attire for a Bill to protect our private parts from purported female assaults.

    Both of these frivolous proposals come from serious Aduns of the incumbent Government who need carefully handling by the Prime Minister as such human politics come within his ambit.

    Therefore it is an onerous task for any Prime Minister to deal with the SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS !

    My personal view is that no one should grudge our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad if he decides to serve a FULL TERM which is fair and just because we all live to a ripe old age these days. Those who hanker for the Prime Minister’s job should get used to be patient and keep smiling !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  213. mubarakchan Aug 1,2019 3:45 PM

    Tun

    In reply to SanjayaChamara17, Singapore has always been a Chinese City, a Hokkien Chinese City. Remember the Indian coolies of Keppel Harbour and the Chinese coolies along the warehouses of the smelly Singapore River. And the Malay drivers and ‘peons’ working in the offices around Raffles Place !

    The demographics of Singapore have always been clear cut. First, the broad division into Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians and others.

    The Chinese huddled together into their different provincial and clan groups. Most of them trade with one another. I was surprised to find such clan affiliation still existed by the 1970s. For the older Chinese in those days, their private clubs dotted around the City were important nexus for doing business.

    An introduction to one of these ‘gentlemen’ clubs was a must in those days as golf was only available to the British. But with the coming of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore, golf and horse-racing became centres of social activities.

    With the setting up of the Jurong Industrial Park in the late 1960s, the Singapore Government made strenuous efforts to see as many Malays as possible were employed in the new factories sited there.

    As a boy in transit in war-time Singapore, I noticed that our Malay driver would cook boiled ubi kayu for his lunch and not white rice. The smell stuck in my brain since 1941.

    But to this very day, the previous imprint of Singapore’s demographics created by British Colonial Will, still plays a large part in its commercial activities like employment.

    Despite the intense Singapore Government propaganda, I love to view the CNA which sometimes makes a slip or two by their varied presenters.

    I must believe that you are here not on your own behalf but for someone else since you talk about a subject which we all know very well here in the heart of our beloved Malaysia. The huge Ministry of Information, Singapore I presume ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we ALL TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  214. SanjayaChamara17 Aug 1,2019 2:17 PM

    Movers and shakers ! despite looking for talents,here’s something to ponder http://www.businessinsider.my/half-of-all-malays-indians-in-singapore-feel-discriminated-against-when-applying-for-jobs-ips-survey/
    before we go on about the mickey
    1 information literacy ?that include media and the digital divide
    2 aristocracy still exist ?then why are these homogeneous doing here ?
    3 How can I help /contribute or give to our country

  215. mubarakchan Aug 1,2019 11:01 AM

    Tun

    Kudos to the New Chief Editor and the New Owners of the New Straits Times for making the paper to come alive so soon after the change of command !

    A newspaper should be generally informative with an all-embracing coverage to suit its subscribers especially in a small country like our beloved Malaysia. This the New New Straits Times of today has succeeded to a large measure. But with fine tuning of its content, the best is yet to come. The pitfall for the NSTP and its recent downfall was politics took over which turned readers away like myself when I stopped buying the paper after a life-time.

    A newspaper is a wonderful MARKETING TOOL for the astute and the wise business person behind the press. Not only that, it is a MONOPOLY of sorts which might have taken a bit of a knock by the Net but in time, the desire to read in black and white will return with a vengeance like everything else in Life – there is a trend !

    Free copies of the NSTP to the SMKs will be a big plus for NSTP to cultivate a pool of young readers who will be its future readers and supporters. This ploy is played by the Chinese media on the vernacular schools to safe-guard their future readership. It’s a matter for SURVIVAL !

    Out of the NSTP to-day I could garner 6 headlines, thus

    1. ” HAIR-RAISING HK AIRPORT NOW A HOTSPOT ”

    An excellent article on how the Hong Kong Government cares for its people unlike the Penang State Government which apes Singapore.

    AND PENANG HAS TWO LARGE AIRPORTS !

    Strangely, there were close links between Hong Kong and Penang in the past due to the Hong Kong Alumni which were in place. A person would expect Penang to follow Hong Kong which is a better example than stand alone Singapore.

    2. ” OYSTER OOMPH ! TUCK INTO THIS DELICACY AT AN OYSTER FARM IN KEDAH ”

    There are many enterprising Malaysians who love making a living out of the sea and in the rural areas.

    The New and Incorruptible Government given its dedication to serve the Rakyat, should allot, finance and protect these entrepreneurs to expand their livelihood to make money.

    Our beloved Malaysia has thousands of kilometres of shore-line untouched but some places have been damaged by CORRUPTION CONCERNING THE CONTROLLING AUTHORITIES like Pasir Gudang and other parts of the coastline.

    Cockles farming was a big business until it was ruined BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs.

    The cockles used to be as big as a teaspoon. But now, I would be lucky to get 3 – 4 tiny ones the size of half a green pea from the wet market !

    Yet, the BN authorities just let this golden bonanza from the sea which serves the livelihoods of fishermen, withered away whilst they enjoyed GOLF thousands of kilometres away in Perth, Australia or Yunnan, China.

    Hopefully, the Government should not only rectify this WRONG but also safeguards and rehabilitates all such precious natural wealth for the benefit of the fishermen and their families. The urgent protection required is to STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR PRECIOUS MANGROAVE SWAMPS ALONG THE RIVERS AND SHORES OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    Punishment for wrong doing should be harsh to be an effective deterrent.

    FISHERMEN IN AN INDUSTRY ALONG THE LONG SHORE-LINE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH IS ENCOURAGED, PROTECTED AND ENHANCED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS A NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT INDUSTRY !

    This is effective, practical and cheaper than giving out free fishing boats. An honest living is far better than those who collect 10,000 Rolex with stolen money !

    Where else but Malaysia ? Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    3. ” MALAYSIA SET TO BE TOP PALM OIL SUPPLIER TO INDAI ”

    Kudos to the Minister who is now slowly feeling her way around the sitting room filled with elephants, India and China. Our beloved Malaysia should be on kissing terms with these two friends whom we know well.

    Malaysia should find more ways than one visit to expand the palm oil business in both the countries. From here, there is Pakistan and Bangladesh, both our friends to sell more palm oil to.

    Palm oil is relished by Third World emerging countries which are populous. If Malaysia wants to expand in EU, then Malaysia through its Private Sector companies like the infamous Sime Darby, etc should buy up the whole lot of edible oil factories for easy access instead of jawing-jawing with no success.

    MONEY TALKS AS IT IS SAID and there is no FREE LUNCH FOR PALM OIL becausw long ago, European private interests had already invested in olive oil, soya bean, fish oil etc. This is the Great Wall of EU against the new palm oil of Malaysia and Indonesia who may have to join forces in the Private Sector to mop up the edible oil factories of EU. This is the practical and easy way to capture a market, the edible oil market of EU !

    As for India and China, a friendly approach to the Governments is all that is necessary to do the needful. Hence, the Minister should make it a fixture to visit these places at least 4 times a year. And a liaison palm oil office in each capital. And close down all the ineffective Tourist Board offices in EU and America which people know more about us without such offices.

    4. ” IHH UPBEAT ABOUT FORTIS PROFIT ”

    For starters, I never like foreigners managing MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ENTITIES ESPECIALLY GLCS.

    If they are any good, they would have stayed back in their home countries and make good.

    This fact has been proven time and time again that eventually the Malaysian Government lost huge sums of MONEY and the foreigner nowhere to be found.

    AND IN THE CASE OF IHH THERE HAS BEEN A RECENT SPATE OF SO-CALLED GOOD NEWS COMING OUT OF ITS COMMAND CENTRE TO TELL THE GOOD NEWS. TIME WILL TELL IN A BUSINESS WHICH IS FRAUGHT WITH HUGE COMMISSIONS CONCERNING GENERIC DRUGS etc MANAGED BY HIGHLY INTELLIGENT EXECUTIVES.

    My friend the richest Muslim of India told me how he made his fortune from generic drugs and private hospitals in India etc. And in IHH, it is alleged the foreign CEO collects RM 100 Million as his official salary a year. He is paid more than the Prime Minister of Singapore who gets only S$ 2 Million !

    5. ” KHAZANAH GAINS FROM FOREIGN DIVESTMENT “.

    Kudos to the Managing Director who is the sole Malay elite left from the Third Generation of Malay Elites. BRILLIANT. His educational background is impeccable from a College which when Lee Kuan Yew found out how good it was, he TRIED TO PARACHUTE ALL HIS SCHOLARS IN TO CROWD OUT THE MALAYSIANS. He knew he entered the WRONG COLLEGE, THE BOTTOM-MOST FITZWILLIAM HOUSE, WHICH GAVE HIM THE WRONG IDEAS IN LATER LIFE !

    Many investors are not aware that an investment portfolio must move with the trends or times to give a good return. Here is a true story, thus.

    In 1973, one fine morning in Singapore I visited my brother and said, ” Ching, you have this UOB shares which you bought at around S$ 2 per share. The price is now S# 22 per share. It’s a good time to sell.’ He replied promptly, ‘ Now I feel like water falling on a duck’s back. Nothing can harm me !’. When I heard his reply, I quietly left him and said nothing. A few months later, I heard he was desperately bailing out of UOB shares at around S$ 2 per share.

    Another true story which is not widely circulated.

    In October 2008, Singapore was purported to have lost US$ 108 Billion on the NYSE and the City. This was equivalent to RM 328 Billion. In early November 2008, Lee Kuan Yew appeared in the CNA and commented that Singapore would be locked in for the next 30 years.

    His first mistake was to permit the sovereign funds of Singapore to descend down to the level of the hoi-polloi and the Gnomes of Zurich from the lofty Olympian heights as managed by the Singapore Government 1972-2000.

    His second mistake was not to invest the trillion dollars of profits from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam into 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce. If he had done this, Singapore would have been King of the Hill and not just a Knight in shining Armour.

    Third, Lee Kuan Yew grew accustomed to love Singapore’s large holdings in UBS, Bank of America etc.

    THE CHIEF LESSON TO BE LEARNT FROM LEE KUAN YEW’S FAILURE TO MAKE MONEY FROM SINGAPORE’S PORTFOLIO WAS HE GREW ACCUSTOMED TO LOVE THE SHARES.

    No investor should ignore the trends, the movements, the historical precedents or waves, etc which are part and parcel of ANY MARKET. Lee Kuan Yew paid the price by ignoring a part of history of which he was absolutely ignorant about. In other words, it is wise to take profits when one’s judgement and feel of the market is fulfilled.

    NO ONE KNOWS THE APEX OR THE VERY BOTTOM OF A MARKET.

    In this instance of Khazanah taking profits on its investments is correct and wise.

    Under present circumstances, Khazanah should retain only 30% of its Portfolio by October 2020, keeping 70% in good foreign currencies US Dollar, yen, Swiss francs and some GOLD because since the Crash of October 2008, the West is still in a dilemma about how to deal with the catastrophe which their politicians had created.

    The World is still being held up by QE to the extent of US$ 3 Trillion by the Fed and more by the EU. The jury is still out on how to resolve this huge bubble created by Western politicians. And to put more uncertainty into the conundrum, President Trump is pressing for a big reduction of interest rate by the Fed today ! He thinks he controls the Sino-US Trade War with his foot on the accelerator !

    WE MUST EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. THE TIME IS NOT FOR CONVENTIONAL ECONOMIC TOMES !

    KUDOS ONCE AGAIN TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KHAZANAH !

    A portfolio has to be actively managed and not to fall in love with like Lee Kuan Yew. Getting a good return is a must. Selling or buying should be the NORM to make MONEY. There is no SHAME in this. It is definitely not STEALING PUBLIC MONEY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT !

    6. ” PENANG FISHERMEN WARY OF PSR ”

    Of course they should be after being conned by previous Penang State Governments and their open sewerage system which killed all the fish and shrimps from George Town via Tanjong Bungah to Batu Ferringhi

    Not too long ago, in the 1960s, I could see the twinkling lights of in-shore fishermen off the Jalan Gurney area of Penang.

    As I said recently, it is appropriate in the 21st Century for the Penang State Government to convert completely into a Honolulu Hawaii type of sewerage system which does not permit raw human wastes to enter the open sea for the whole of Penang Island. The cost may be recpvered from the collection of charges over 100 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  216. mubarakchan Jul 31,2019 11:02 PM

    Tun

    I have mentioned many times in these columns how wonderful Life is for all of us in our beloved Malaysia. Life is a giver as well as a destroyer. Life is a subject which the younger generations do not think much about. As a result, they behave accordingly that for them Life is eternal and they will never die.

    I have a list of 65 names who thought I die first. The youngest was 39 !

    I found a common trait amongst the younger generation which was the question how old are you ? This is one question which I never ask another person. A question which I consider as rude, impolite and inconsiderate with a superiority bent unbecoming from a younger person. A lesser question of no less import is what do you do ? This is inquisitive rather than rude.

    On both, I normally just ignored them as I have always been exceedingly happy and willing to help others like our beloved Tun.

    Life is to be appreciated by all in this World of ours.

    Some could make Life very long (by doing more) like our beloved Tun who never stopped at serving or helping others through the POWER which he has held for so long. How many of us can emulate him and his Life ?

    But I can see around us that there are not only one but many who think they can fill his large boots. This is their privilege to do so. And those who failed become grinning clowns or morons.

    I come from a family of 12 sons and 12 daughters. All my siblings have gone without leaving a mark in the firmament. They all failed on the simple task known as WORK. They all retired when my father died ! They all thought they could get by without working.

    One had 6 capitals in a land where one normally began Life with no capital. By the time of his demise, all the desirable appointments which he hankered for were not within his reach because he got up at 11 a.m. and checked out of office at 4 p.m. to play tennis when the British were around and golf when the Malaysians were around !

    There is no doubt that all my siblings enjoyed themselves in Life. But none did see the Life with all its warts and barnacles which make up the complete picture ! The sufferings and happiness – the deaths and births – of Humankind in any part of the World which were the engine which drove our beloved Tun to greater and greater heights for us, the Malaysian Rakyat.

    As I said before, some of Humankind are born to be great, prime ministers or billionaires whilst others just fill up the pages of Life from Page One to Infinity – the 99.99 % ! With a more profound understanding of the wherewithal of our existence, I became exceedingly happy every day like our beloved Tun – a Life of Giving rather than Taking unlike those who collect 10,000 Rolex but actually they would be more happy with 100,000 Rolex !

    An ancient saying, ” When a person’s heart is not satisfied, IT IS LIKE A SNAKE SWALLOWING AN ELEPHANT. ”

    Yes ! The Mosaic of Life or a Tapestry woven into all sorts of colourful characters who played their part in what we call a SOCIETY presents its own reflection of its QUALITY.

    We can turn our SOCIETY into rubbish or into the VERY BEST IN THW WORLD. This is within our grasp in our newly given Life of 100 years. Our beloved Tun had the fortune of many Life times to give to us the Rakyat in our beloved Malaysia.

    Man proposes. God disposes !

    After the presentation of my personal view of Life, I was shocked by Life events in Singapore with the headline, thus,

    ” SUICIDES IN SINGAPORE JUMP 10 PERCENT WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING TEENAGE BOYS SINCE 1981.”

    For those who remember that in 1972, Lee Kuan Yew introduced his 2 Child Family Policy to create Singaporean Geniuses which no one in the World had attempted before, not even Hitler. By 1984, he realised that his Policy was not giving its intended results that of producing Singaporean Geniuses. None appeared even in the year 2019.

    His Policy brought on mental anguish, emigration, second Malaysian families, suicides, religious strife, sterilization, enforcement by income tax etc. The Singaporeans suffered silently and obediently. But the backlash to come and became incarcerated in the Human Psyche in the System was that the young refused to marry giving the normal birth replacement of Singapore at 2.1%, a resounding dip of 1.18% in 2017 and 1.16% in 2018. This is happening in one of the smallest City State in the World !

    If the figures of deaths including suicides are extrapolated on to the figures for births, we see that there is SOMETHING DRASTICALLY WRONG WITH A SYSTEM WHICH IS BASED ON THE COLD FIGURE OF MONEY ONLY.

    Singapore’s Meritocracy Policy has been discarded since 2014 when 2 Ministers announced that in future, applicants for jobs and promotions will be based not only on their academic qualifications but also on their other talents !

    In 1972, I sold all my assets when I found that my maths were not as good as the Singapore Government. The last straw was a young lady officer turned up and directed me to paint my property according to her colour chart. I moved away quietly.

    In a tiny place, the pressures of Life hit the weak and the young most.

    I have never forced my children to study hard to be Numero Uno in school even though I practised this when I was young. I permitted them to jump over 3 feet and not 4 feet to gain confidence. They are all doing well in Life. The brilliant 1% will always be brilliant !

    I also realised most human characteristics are not transferrable. Hence, the tale of the rich man’s descendants squandering all in 3 generations. This is the beauty of Humankind – all get an even chance given the circumstances.

    And in Singapore as it had been reported that even children commit suicide. What was the cause of their depression ?

    First, it could have been parental pressures to do well in school like their HDB flat neighbours. Second, it is the school system itself which could be inhumane to 99% of the school population.

    Recently, Jimmy Rogers, a well-known American billionaire and an ex-partner of George Soros, complained loudly about the Singapore School system in San Francisco. He claimed his daughters did not gain from it and he was misled when he first came to know about Singapore and resided there with the hope of benefitting his children.

    In modern terms, the Singapore Education System with its supporting staff for private tuition is out-dated because the desired results of producing the very best through this System, like Singaporean Geniuses, failed to hit the mark.

    Education today is not about FAILING the student unlike over 50 years ago. But education is to educate the young in the preparation for their Life’s journey in CONFIDENCE AND IN NORMALCY. All educators should know that there are different types of marking of the examination papers and also some young people matured later in Life.

    To see a rise in the suicides amongst young Singaporeans, there must be a travesty of justice somewhere. This attrition of the young does not reflect well on a society or any society for that matter. Until adulthood, a young person needs leisure, enjoyment and guidance, NOT BENDING TO HARSH RULES TO KEEP ALL IN LINE AT THE TOP. This is a HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

    I have a relative who succumbed to this nonsense at a young age in Singapore. A form of pressure which he could not withstand and succumbed without the understanding and support of his parents who expected him to perform like Lee Kuan Yew who is now seen by history to be quite a normal person after all !

    In Singapore, I also had an elderly staff member who committed suicide by jumping off a HDB flat when he was DISOWNED BY HIS SON. And before I forget, here is a true but sad story, thus ,

    A very Senior Singaporean Civil Servant left Singapore to work for the Malaysian Government when Lee Kuan Yew assumed POWER in 1959. After retirement, he returned to his house off Bukit Timah Road, Singapore. He died young at the age of 72. He left his house to his eldest son who asked his mother to leave the house. A distressed friend complained in the Net about the behaviour of this eldest son in the Net where I picked up the sad tale of a son with no filial piety in Singapore. It must be something to do with MONEY !

    Tun, ss an accomplished maestro in Malaysian Politics, one of your Greatness lies in your humane feelings for Humankind. In time, only then, the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers and the morons will realise what makes certain people GREAT. As ordinary people, this lot only appreciate a person who lops off a few heads ! Humbleness, kindness and consideration for others are not in their vocabulary, Tun !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  217. twinpeaks Jul 31,2019 8:20 PM

    Here is what I think Tun should do in order that we get the right person to lead the country at such a crucial time in the nation’s economy. Humans are snobs by nature. It is natural that most people if not all, like to cozy up to those who have the right names. Najib Tun Razak, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Mukhriz Tun Mahathir (sorry Tun), Khairy J son-in-law of Tun Adbullah Ahmad Badawi. And party delegates ‘automatically’ endorse well-known names to succeed their fathers. I know as I had been there myself too, to which I rejected as I thought this was a stupid way to do things the right way. But anyway, let’s be honest here. The only way Tun can Know if those familiar names that have been bandied around for a long time do In Fact have what it takes to be another Tun Mahathir is the following.
    1) Remove their name tags from their shirts.
    2) Have these interested candidates stand on stage in a town hall setting in a single row.
    3) Invite a panel of economists, central bankers, corporate figures, social workers and anyone else who can throw good questions on them.
    4) Do not let these candidates know what they will be questioned on in advance.
    5) Televise the debate live on RTM and TV3.
    6) Take pre- and post- debate polls on who people want to lead the country once Tun retires for good.

  218. mubarakchan Jul 30,2019 6:43 PM

    Tun

    There is a topic on ‘suicides in Singapore’ which I will only bring up tomorrow.

    And my happy and joyous comment on the installation of our beloved Yang di Pertuan Agong has attracted the jealous comment of a MAD FAKE resident on this Blog ! This is our beloved Malaysia for you and me Tun !

    Only fools will not realise the paramount importance of such an event today according to our revered Constitution which safeguards all the Rakyat !

    A Happy and Great Country if a person just gloss over its contradictions with tolerance and understanding.

    The haves should know their place under the Malaysian Sun with the notion that 10-20 Rolex is plenty and not 10,000 !

    Not only that it falls upon the haves to make a conscious effort to even out the inequalities and contradictions amongst the Rakyat whether rich or poor.

    Some very poor or penniless ones have become very rich.

    They told me that they avoided the UMNO over 20 years ago and instead, enjoyed riding the bus between Selfridges and Harrods with a Kuwaiti princess . Naturally, I was shocked by such thick-skinned and recalcitrant behaviour without any gratefulness to the very people who made them RICH, VERY RICH.

    And so it is, Tun, as you said our mind-sets and how we present ourselves to others is so very important especially in a place like our beloved Malaysia.

    Those with simple mind-sets tried to hog the lime-light by harping on issues which they copied from others due to their utter lack of understanding of issues like ‘contradictions’ or ‘fairness’ etc.

    But there are also those commentators who are normal, sincere and fair in this Blog. Fortunately, these good people are in the majority in comparison to the one or two who might be put back into Tanjong Rambutan, Perak or even the Woodbridge Home Singapore after having gone completely GILA which even a two year old will point out.

    Mind-sets are very important in all our undertakings whether public or private.

    This morning I watched the installation of the Yang di Pertuan Agong on TV and noted the serious and impeccable protocol as led by the Royal Grand Chamberlain in the conduct of his duties. The trained mind-sets of all the important participants in this important Royal event of a Nation which is resilient and dynamic in its progress upwards to the pantheon of Nations.

    This is what it should be, MALAYSIA’S ROYAL TRADITIONAL INSTALLATION OF THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG ACCORDING TO OUR BELOVED AND UNIQUE CONSTITUTION, ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS.

    Those who use vulgar words to denigrate our important National event of the utmost importance should be sent back to the holes which they came from and sealed them up as rotten rubbish.

    Tun, as you said rightly we all have a task to perform, an important task as fashioned by our mind-sets as much as possible.

    You have underlined the urgency of this task at hand by emphasising that THE NATION WILL DOUBLE ITS EFFORTS TO PUT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HIGH UP ON THE PEDESTAL.

    On this score, there will be many who would say they are willing to TREBLE THEIR EFFORTS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF INTEREST ON THIS TASK FOR OURSELVES, OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR DESCENDANTS BECAUSE WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT KNOWN AS MALAYSIA.

    Coincidentally, ALL THESE HAPPY EVENTS UNDER YOUR CONTROL AND THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT CONVERGE INTO AN IMPORTANT PERIOD OF TIME SINCE 9 MAY 2018 with the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    IN THE AFFAIRS OF NATIONS, FAT LITTLE IGNORANT PLAY-BOYS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED AT ALL COSTS !

    I have seen these types of Humankind many times over. Eventually, history overwhelmed them and put them out of existence. And their behaviour had much to do with their faulty mind-sets. As it is said ‘ Its the faulty genes.’ No more. No less.

    Throughout my life, I have tried to turn the bad into good. I NEVER SUCCEEDED. Likewise, I could never turn a good person bad. I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE BAD ARE BORN BAD. THE GOOD ARE BORN GOOD.

    Please take notice all you ladies and gentlemen aged 21 years old !

    And the best illustration of my life-long observation of MIND-SETS, MICE AND MEN IS IN THIS BLOG ! The twisted mind-sets of FAKES hiding cowardly behind FAKE NAMES try their very best to say their piece which reflects on their twisted mind-sets.

    Even my young grand-daughter noticed the different behaviour of Humankind. SHE WANTS TO BE A PSYCHOLOGIST a profession with great potential to help people in 21st Century Malaysia.

    And the first thing she must be conversant with is a sound knowledge of Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin and English !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We will all be there with success in time. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded as we are all exceedingly happy and satisfied with your Leadership ! Acheh !

  219. mubarakchan Jul 29,2019 3:37 PM

    Tun

    It must be remembered that on matters concerning Malaysia and Singapore, your Life-long career’s contributions to our beloved Malaysia must be mentioned and put into proper context or perspective. Only 2 major achievements may be recorded here apart from the thousands of your inspired projects which could not be mentioned due to a lack of space ! Your proverbial black note-book was the guiding light !

    1. YOUR CREATION OF THE 6 MILLION MIDDLE INCOME MALAY FAMILIES DURING YOUR 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION HAS NO PEER. No one in our recent memory has created such a group.

    This is more significant because on 13 May 1969, the Malays owned only 2% of the wealth of our country, the British the best 70% and the Chinese 25% of the third rate !

    In other countries, the middle-income groups are more likely to be destroyed rather than created.

    THIS IS THE NUB OF OUR POLITICAL STABILITY TODAY BECAUSE THIS MALAY GROUP INTERACT WITH THE 6 MILLION MIDDLE INCOME NON-MALAYS AS REGARDS GOODS AND SERVICES.

    And this is the VITAL POINT which any responsible and caring Government will nurture for their own success. Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs.

    With the forthcoming socio-economic expansion in Northern Malaysia, more stability and support for the New and Incorruptible Government comes into play !

    2. ALL YOUR INNOVATIVE AND VISIONARY PROJECTS WHICH WERE PUT IN PLACE DURING YOUR 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION eg. Putrajaya, KLIA, PETRONAS Towers, North-South Highway, higher education. better health facilities, Langkawi, Tioman, Pangkor, Labuan, Proton, etc

    Even the NEP would have been a great success if not for the fallen Closest Aides. We leave this at that.

    Sadly, Singapore’s wherewithal seems to be sinking lower and lower day by day !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  220. mubarakchan Jul 29,2019 3:09 PM

    Tun

    Whether you like it or not, your distinguished Blog is now full of ‘contradictions’ ! It is a wonder how commentators could conjure all sorts of stories in keeping with this topic which was dug-out by the detractors, nay-sayers, trouble-makers and morons from long ago.

    I see no contradiction at all from the legal point of view. I write to-day not so much on trivial subjects of long ago, but on the current and interesting topic of a once mighty Tiger, Singapore.

    As I have pointed out, Singapore was wrongly structured with the main aim of doing down Malaysia.

    I have also said this uncalled for obsession with Malaysia as created by Lee Kuan Yew cost Singapore much time and money. This gave rise to unproductive distractions away from vital issues which would have benefitted Singapore more than ever.

    But Lee Kuan Yew who could not think like our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had always kept to the best that could be offered by conventional means.

    In our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad case, all his IDEAS were visionary, original, innovative and practical. His creativity is now dotted around Malaysia.

    This conventional belief of Lee Kuan Yew put him right in the middle of a huge mass of Humanity.

    Not only that, Lee Kuan Yew became a non-entity with conventional ideas for Singapore. He failed to replace his one-off radical idea which was the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 as blessed by Uncle Sam with another radical idea.

    Lee Kuan Yew was so dependent on Uncle Sam that he lost his focus and mojo when the Cold War suddenly imploded. This over-sight is what costs Singapore’s citizens and their economy today.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had invested the trillions of dollars into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000, Singapore with 4,000 tons of GOLD would be the KING OF THE HILL AND NOT THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR TODAY !

    As it is the financial haemorrhage has been going on since 2002 to 2019 without an alternative source of revenue in sight. And this morning, another dreary headline from Singapore, thus

    The Edge Financial Daily, ” SINGAPORE’S EXPORTS FALTER IN JUNE “.

    It was clear for many years that if all of Singapore’s exports were put together, the revenue could not match that garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 !

    With the first technical recession in 2002, Lee Kuan Yew put together his 4 Initiatives to save his legacy for his inheritors e.g. Temasek, 2 casinos, FTs imports and the TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer to break the tariff barriers of Malaysia hidden inside 50 volumes of Agreement. ALL THE 4 INITIATIVES FAILED BY 2019. This was Lee Kuan Yew’s gamble with his citizens destiny.

    Now with a FIRST WORLD MENTALITY, SINGAPORE IS ONLY DELIVERING THIRD WORLD RESULTS. Lee Kuan Yew once claimed Singapore hit above her weight !

    IT IS OBVIOUS TO ALL AND SUNDRY THAT SINGAPORE NEEDS NOT ONLY A SOCIO-ECONOMIC RE-STRUCTURING BUT ALSO A POLITICAL RE-STRUCTURING AS WELL. Recently, a Singaporean commented that Singapore has LOST ITS WAY !

    The most logical, practical and beneficial for Singapore is to opt for A CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDON/SCOTLAND AT THE PRESENT TIME. Any deviation from this may not produce the desired results.

    The benefits of such a Confederation cannot be measured. But what is certain is that the negative factors arising from this Confederation will be minimal. With the Confederation, it is certain that there will be no more phantom hands to poke at our beloved Malaysia !

    THE CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND, ASEAN, ASIA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL ENTER A NEW AND DYNAMIC ERA INVOLVING THE PEOPLES OF ASEAN !

    What is better than this ? A kick in the backsides of ASEAN to push the Group upstairs sooner rather than later !

    THE PARTY THAT PROMOTES THE CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND WINS ALL WITH EASE !

    A radical IDEA to replace another radical IDEA from the Cold War 1948-1989 !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  221. mubarakchan Jul 28,2019 7:20 PM

    Tun

    Sorry. Very small typo error. the last word in my comment should be ‘….unimpeded. ‘

  222. mubarakchan Jul 28,2019 6:54 PM

    Tun

    Welcome home from your audacious and fruitful journey to Turkey, an important country in the Eastern Mediterranean ruled by a wise President.

    And the fitting headline, thus,

    ” PM: AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY. MALAYSIA MUST GRAB OPPORTUNITY OFFERED BY TURKEY.”

    Taking the line of thought of Tun, IT IS BEST TO PUT THE UNIVERSITY OF AEROSPACE IN KULIM WITH ITS 3 RUNWAYS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !

    These days are getting more and more exciting as the days rolled by.

    The Opposition is doing their best to disrupt the normal duties and responsibilities of the New and Incorruptible Government by bringing up all sorts of frivolous and minor issues. If they had spent a little more time caring for the Rakyat instead of wasting time on golf and did a bit of financial house-keeping during their time 2004-2018, they would not have sunk so low ! How Lo can they go, Jho Lo !

    A headline which no one should miss, this morning thus,

    ” A KING’S WISH FOR PEACE AND UNITY ” Daulat Tuanku !

    And a headline created by me within the context of present day politics, thus

    ” OF MIND-SETS, MICE AND MEN ‘ This should be an interesting title for your next book, Tun !

    How many Malaysians have the correct mind-sets these days ?

    I reckon there is not more than 1% with the 3 Generations of Malay elite engulfed by self-immolation and self-indulgence.

    Singapore’s elite is no better because they live in such well-cossetted surroundings, new and radical ideas just could not come alive in the deep recesses of their brains. This is one form of self-destruction through WEALTH like rich men’s sons.

    New ideas come out of dire necessity to survive, perform and deliver for self, family and Nation.

    And the mice, these are the naysayers, trouble-makers, detractors and morons who sell themselves and their naked souls for money in a place now awash with it especially in the houses of the honourable politicians. I have no complaints on this kind of livelihood as long as it is legitimate.

    But these fellows should not simply accuse others of CONTRADICTION when Politics is a profession based on the proper practices of the Laws WITHIN ANY CONTEXT ! Politics is a fine profession if practised well like business.

    And the Men involved are those in POWER especially over MONEY and the ability to DESTROY DESTINIES OF NATIONS OR TO BUILD FOR THE FUTURE.

    Arising from this, THERE ARE TWO SETS OF MEN IN POWER WHO HAVE THE DESTINY OF THE RAKYAT AND THE KINGDOM IN THE HANDS, thus

    1. The Penang State Government. Since 2008, this State Government had been hankering for huge mega projects after visits from delegations of comrades from down South.

    To turn Penang into a Little Singapore is a dastardly mistake because Penang is not a stand alone State but part of a huge Federation of States which the SUM OF THE PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE !

    Penang is DESTINED TO BE THE FINEST HOLIDAY AND LEISURE RESORT OF THE WORLD NOT A THIRD RATE TROPICAL CONCRETE JUNGLE BUILT WITH BORROWED MONEY.

    LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE. HE DID NOT DO FUNNY DEALS WITH BUSINESS MEN !

    And with the same Federal Government as the Penang State Government since 9 May 2018, this is the BEST TIME FOR THE PENANG OGVERNMENT TO SEEK THE BEST SUPPORT FROM KL TO IMPROVE ALL IN THE STATE AT THE LOWEST COSTS AND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT.

    Surprisingly, the current Penang State Government could not be flexible in its own and the Rakyat’s interest when FACED WITH NEW AND BETTER PROPOSALS TO DEVLEOP THE STATE FOR THE RAKYAT –

    PROPOSALS WHICH WILL BRING IMMEDIATE BENEFITS TO PENANG, ITS SUPPORTERS AND THE RAKYAT WITHOUT PAIN OR ANGUISH BUT A SEAMLESS IMMEDIATE CREATION OF WEALTH AND JOBS FOR ITS SUPPORTERS AND RAKYAT.

    Tun has commented that a proper MIND-SET is important for LEADERSHIP ANYWHERE ON THIS GLOBE ! The ability to understand, see and view any problem in FOUR DIMENSIONS. A person like this is called a VISIONARY !

    2. The other POWER HOUSE which needs a turbo-charger of an IDEA is Singapore since Lee Kuan Yew left them.

    The elite all huddled together and the best they could do in October 2014 was to produce a self-confession on the NON-SEPARATION OF EXECUTIVE POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, JUDICIARY, PRESIDENCY in one single tome called the ‘BIG IDEAS OF LEE KUAN YEW ‘.

    In it the ex-President, the ex-Chief Justice, the ex-Chief Civil Servant, etc recorded their gratefulness to Lee Kuan Yew in no uncertain terms. This tome and all the recorded public events which were recorded since the advent of Lee Kuan Yew as a POWER in 1959 clearly underlined how the tiny City State operated and was awash with the HUGE PROFITS FROM THE QUESIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM. ( To put into perspective, two true cases will underline the facts –

    i) In 1947-48, my Singaporean friend with the Remington franchise made enough during the Indonesian Colonels’ revolt to buy a 12,000 acres rubber estate in Johor by 1952

    ii) In 1977, my KMT friend who owned a military soft-ware factory, Diaward Enterprises Jurong told me that his Libyan agent could retire to Monte Carlo after 5 years ).

    It is now up to those responsible for the SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILTY OF SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS TO TAKE THE RIGHT ROUTE TO RETAIN LEE KUAN YEW’S LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS.

    Not forgetting, we Malaysians wish SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS WELL ALWAYS.

    Singapore now is in a state of flux in relationship to her long-standing sponsors. It is a State WITHOUT WATER, HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES which is in a World full of big countries grabbing whatever they can from others. In this instance, Singapore since 1990 LOST THE QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONALBE TRADES TO THE BRICS BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM OF ALL PEOPLE DUE TO HIS HEGEMONIC SPIEL WHICH BACKFIRED ON HIM -‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights’. All anathema to Singapore but only the BRICS benefitted as President Trump now points out ! How Singapore ?

    THE ONLY WAY TO BENEFIT SINGAPORE, ASEAN AND THE WORLD TREMENDOUSLY IS FOR SINGAPORE TO CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE !

    ASEAN NEEDS A TURBO-CHARGER AS A CATALYST TO PUSH ALL UPWARDS IN TRADE AND ENDEAVOUR. The United Kingdom fills this role admirably because she has ALL THE INGREDIENTS, THE MANPOWER, THE TECH-KNOW HOW AND ALL NOW LYING IDLE AND NOT FULLY UTILISED TO MAKE MONEY.

    ASEAN HAS THE MARKETS AND ENTRY INTO INDIA, CHINA AND EAST ASIA AND THE HARD-WORKING MANPOWER AND MARKET TO SERVE ALL PURPOSES. To wait for the masses of citizens to be educated IS FAR TOO LONG IN THE AGE OF THE WEB.

    ALL CITIZENS OF ASEAN WANT BENEFITS NOW, NOT TOMORROW, NOT IN 30 YEARS TIME IN PENANG !

    THE PARTY IN SINGAPORE WHICH TAKES UP THE NOTION OF CONFEDERATION BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND wins HANDS DOWN !

    It is now or never ! Lee Kuan Yew missed BEING THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR WHEN HE DID NOT INVEST IN JUST 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 PER OUNCE BEFORE 2000 FROM THE HUGE PROFITS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 ! He did not replace one RADICAL IDEA WITH ANOTHER. He was seduced by the Gnomes of Zurich and became one of the hoi-polloi of Wall Street and the City, Later, he lost US$ 108 Billion on Wall Street and the City on 8 October 2008 ! Now Singapore pays and pays which can only be rectified by A CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND !

    WHY ARE WE SO EXCITED WITH THE REGIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS TUN ?

    Let us put the following pieces together and we see the big picture e.g.

    1. Penang State Government comes alive with its UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG ARE JUST NOT FOR PENANG ALONE, NOT EVEN THE NORTHERN REGION OF MALAYSIA, BUT THE WHOLE OF ASEAN AND ASIA.

    2. SINGAPORE CONFEDERATES WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND. OMG. We see this SUPERCAR (with your permission) being FLESHED OUT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER !

    3. HOW LONG IS THAILAND GOING TO HOLD OUT FROM NOT GETTING US$ 6 BILLIONS PER ANNUM REVENUE FOR HER CITIZENS FROM THE KRA CANAL ?

    4. THESE HAPPENINGS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ASEAN WITH 400 MILLIONS, WELL-EDUCATED, HARD-WORKING AND PRODUCTIVE INHABITANTS. Foreign investment interest will be without a peer !

    As we all know, Tun and we all want ALL TO BE RICH, THE SUM OF THESE 2 OR 3 PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE. A situation which is aptly described by our distinguished Tun ismail Mohd. Ali’s comment in 1974 when it was known that Malaysia had 23 trillion cu.ft of gas. He said poignantly, ‘ HOW I WISH I AM 30 YEARS OLD ! ‘

    Tun as it is said, ‘ EVERY DOC HAS HIS DAY !’ Please be patient, Ladies & Gentlemen ! Please keep to the queue. Our beloved Tun will do the needful and he knows very well what he is doing !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow impeded ! Acheh !

  223. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 1:43 PM

    Tun

    THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE-UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND IS NOT A JOKE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  224. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 9:53 AM

    Tun

    Congratulations for Turkey’s Highest Award and the Turkish Best University Award bestowed upon you in recognition of your life-long contribution to HUMANKIND ! These are awards to be cherished by all of us Malaysians and should be displayed prominently in the right place.

    It was with good vision or foresight which inspired you to establish this distinguished Blog more than 10 years ago.

    Not only that I was told the Singaporean elites do take the writings here seriously as the leading Malaysian Blog that ‘thinks’. And at times like this the more ideas for mutual benefit the better.

    The proposal for Singapore to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND is not only the WAY forward for Singapore in its own interest of survival and sustainability but the fall-out WILL ALSO BENEFIT ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD with this radical alignment.

    I do not expect Singapore will not consider any straw which is to her advantage.

    With dreary headlines, thus, only a blind, deaf and dumb Singaporean will be unaware of the fact that Singapore has morphed into a lowly cat after its vaunted days in the 1990s as a TIGER, ONE OF 5 TIGERS IN EAST ASIA BEING SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, S. KOREA, TAIWAN AND JAPAN AS WAS CLAIMED BY HER PROPAGANDIST LEE KUAN YEW FULL OF BLUFFOLOGY OR BS OF THE SINGAPORE KIND OF NATURAL RESOURCE.

    That was the time when Lee Kuan Yew claimed Singapore was hitting above it weight.

    Then, no one was aware that the huge WEALTH came from the QUESTIONABLA AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM. It was generally believed that apart from the Indonesian smuggling, Lee Kuan Yew was brilliant as he claimed to be to make Singapore so very rich.

    BUT HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH.

    Analysts soon worked out THAT THE WEALTH WAS NOT DERIVED FROM COMMON GARDEN TRADES LIKE SMUGGLING OR OTHERWISE BUT FROM A WORLD CLASS MONOPOLISTIC QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM who needed Singapore most at that time but NOT NOW !

    Here are more of the dreary headlines which have become BIGGER from Singapore thus

    1. The Edge Financial Daily, ” SINGAPORE BRACES FOR MORE DELISTINGS EVEN AFTER RULE FIX.” Many analysts expect trend to continue in second half of 2019.

    2. The Edge Financial Daily. ” TRADE WAR SPURS RECESSION RISK IN SINGAPORE.” Shock contraction in quarterly GDP raises risk of job losses.

    Both the above-mentioned events will become worse and worse as the Singaporean economy comes apart like Humpty-Dumpty when significant World-wide negative effects swirl around the globe with greater intensity.

    In a tiny place which has no human or natural resources and attempted to hit above its weight through the WEALTH obtained from the Cold War 1948-1989 to achieve GLORY by Lee Kuan Yew, it is indeed difficult to repeat that rich act of the late 20th Century.

    The sudden shock of a technical recession in 2002 with unemployment was the early morning call. This went on for 17 years, 2002 – 2019.

    The 4 conventional initiatives by Lee Kuan Yew to save his legacy for his inheritors , the GDP, FAILED e.g. Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer- TPPA/CPTPP.

    With his deja vu that in the old days of the 1960s – 1970s, the old Keppel Harbour and its Indian coolies could deliver a fizzy 7% GDP with no more than an old colonial entreport.

    Now. Singapore has all the 1st World glitter and everything, yet the 3% GDP could not be breached for 17 years – 2002-2019 ! SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG SOMEWHERE ! – to quote my friend a fallen UMNO Tan Sri.

    It is the fractured socio-economic System which is out-dated because the elite’s brains could not produce the white rabbits of Lee Kuan Yew out of the hat ! Too much reliance on conventional thoughts and a play safe attitude do not produce the white rabbits.

    UNLIKE OUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WHO HAS IMPROVED ON HIS 22 YEAR FIRST EDITION BOOK WITH A BETTER VERSION WITHOUT THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES ! Radical events need radical answers.

    THE BIG QUESTION WHICH FACES SINGAPORE WITH ALL HER PROBLEMS TODAY, IS WHETHER HER LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENS DARE CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND ?

    We must never forget that LEE KUAN YEW MISSED BY BEING THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR BECAUSE HE DID NOT INVEST THE HUGE COLD WAR PROFITS INTO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 but got seduced into the rough and tumble World of the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich ! By October 2008, Singapore lost US$ 108 Billion in Wall Street and the City after three decades, the funds were up high in the Olympian heights 1970 – 2000.

    The benefits should be thus,

    1. A TAXATION FREE SINGAPORE

    2. DOWN-SIZING OF THE OVERWEIGHT MILITARY

    3. INCREASE BENEFITS FOR THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.

    4. CUT OFF THE MANY TAXES NOW THE CITIZENS BURDEN

    5. TRIM DOWN THE FTs TO A MINIMUM.

    6. INCREASE SOURCES OF REVENUE IN A TAX-FREE ENVIRONMENT

    7. WITH TAX FREE PEACE AND STBILITY, AIM FOR THE BILLIONAIRES OF HONG KONG AND EAST ASIA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA.

    8. THE HUGE UNITED KINGDOM COMMERCIAL PRESENCE WILL REPLACE THE QUESTIONABLE AND THE UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR.

    9. SINGAPORE WILL ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST TIER POSSIBLE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND WITH EASE.

    10. UNITED KINGDOM’S BUSINESS ENERGISED VIA SINGAPORE’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD.

    11. ASEAN WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS PAPER CONFEDRATION NOT OF CANTONS BUT OF SOVEREIGN COUNTRIES via tele-media.

    12. NOT ONLY SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM BENEFIT BUT ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE !

    13. MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Your comment on ” Mind-set ” is a jewel of an advice to those who listened and understood. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded . Acheh !

  225. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 1:43 AM

    Tun

    No one can escape the glaring headlines which appeared in the media these days on the state of the economy concerning countries in the World being affected by the China-US Trade War and other related events which now erupt in different countries, thus

    1. NSTP ” GROWTH TO BE SUSTAINED AT 4.3-4.8pc.”
    Malaysia’s diversified economy allows for sustained development, says economist.

    2. The Edge Financial Daily ” FISCAL DEFICIT DOWN 39% TO RM 21.4B IN JANUARY-MAY ”

    3. The StarBiz ” FISCAL DEFICIT REDUCED BY RM 14BIL ”

    4. NSTP ” TUI TO BRING MORE VISITORS TO LANGKAWI ”

    And the dreary headlines emanating from Singapore these days reflect on the state of its fractured economy, thus

    5. The Edge Financial Daily, ” DOWN, NOT OUT ”
    Singapore needs to rethink its game plan to tackle global uncertainties domestic challenges to the economy.

    Singapore now suffers from the reality that it is difficult to hit above its weight because of its small size and the LOSS OF HER QUESTIONALBE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989. The loss of this very profitable activity effectively removed 2% – 3% of her GDP which could not be replaced no matter how hard Singapore tried.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s attempted to fill this void with his 4 initiatives to save his legacy for his inheritors e.g., i) Temasek, ii) 2 casinos iii) FT imports iv) TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer – 2002 -2019, ALL FAILED TO BOOST THE GDP BEYOND 3%.

    SINGAPORE REQUIRES REVENUES QUICKLY !

    The main problem with Singapore’s economy lies in the fact that it is a structural fault which could not garner enough revenue with the tools at hand. Eventually, the only solution is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND to gain the necessary leverage to maintain Singapore’s momentum. The longer Singapore waits. The more damage is done both to her economy and her citizens. She has effectively lost her mojo.

    6. The Edge Financial Daily, ” BEARING BRUNT OF TRADE WAR, SINGAPORE CHIPMAKERS CUT JOBS ”
    The City State’s export driven economy could slide into recession in coming months.

    7. The StarBiz. ” S’PORE CHIPMAKERS CUT JOBS ”
    Slowing consumer demand, trade war hurting sales.

    The above headlines are self-explanatory. THE GRASS IS NO LONGER GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  226. mubarakchan Jul 25,2019 9:10 AM

    Tun,

    Bon Voyage to Turkey, a fabulous land of achievements and history.

    A country which is now assuming an importance because of its strategic position in the Eastern Mediterranean adjunct to many countries and peoples along its borders and of course, her peoples which used to conquer vast lands in that part of the World. And some Turks even settled in Johor in the 19th Century or earlier.

    It is good, very good that you make this momentous journey to visit President Erdogan today. To strengthen our beloved Malaysia’s links with Turkey. In the World today such a step is but a small step aided by the latest in the ease of air travel. And what is better than a face to face meeting with a Head of State to firm up what had to be done in a jiffy.

    Your visit to Turkey is timely.

    With the China-US Trade War, the Road and Belt Initiative of China and the countries of East Asia, South Korea and Japan in play, all are active participants in Trade in Peace and Harmony.

    As you journey your way to Turkey, Boris Johnson, a man of many parts, whose great grandfather Ali Kemal was last the Minister of Interior during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    What a coincidence !

    The confluence of Malaysia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Singapore and ASEAN. What a wonderful piece of a demographic and political jig-saw puzzle which may be put together for the greater good of all – the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

    It seems unlike the days of the Cold War, Singapore seemed to have lost its mojo in the 21st Century where size counts. The best way forward for Singapore is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND ! Hence, Singapore should figure prominently in any equation concerning ASEAN and Asia these days. Singapore’s fat gained from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 is being reduced day by day since 2002 ! How long this reserve will last is anyone’s guess ! What is known is that ALL FOUR INITIATIVES BY LEE KUAN YEW TO SAVE HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS HAVE FAILED BEING TEMASEK, 2 CASINOS, FT IMPORTS AND THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER HAVE FAILED ! This now leaves NOTHING for Singapore to chew upon.

    And there you are, Tun – a most important Leader from ASEAN if not Asia with the hospitality of Turkey and President Erdogan facing you these few days, the fleshing out of the skeletal animal is in your skilled hands – to build new groupings for Humankind in Peace and Harmony for now and the future.

    As I said before, we may work very hard for 99% of the time but that elusive 1% rests with God. Some people like your good-self have this all the time. But some just kept on missing this vital 1% to complete their ambitious mission.

    What to do Tun ? Prime Ministers are born, NOT MADE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. With the recent developments in the international political landscape, your visit to Turkey is both timely and significant.

  227. mubarakchan Jul 24,2019 7:04 PM

    Tun

    You are a person who understands the importance of international linkages in terms of trade and development without a peer- the BROAD STROKES.

    And with the whole World being shaken up by the China-US Trade War and Trump’s Polcies, many people are beginning to scratch their heads to look for radical answers to a perennial problem, the sudden hindrance of Free Trade.

    And Tun, you are now right in the nexus of the World’s political and socio-economic developments which seem to make a lot of sense but needs careful study by all concern. Eventually, the demands will create the animal which will have to fleshed out to make it productive and beneficial to all.

    IT IS THE PROPOSED CREATION OF TWO NEW LINKAGES FROM THE WEST TO ASEAN AT A TIME OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNCERTAINTIES AND POLITICAL AFFINITIES IN A FLUX eg.

    1. A Trade Linkage between TURKEY AND ASEAN VIA MALAYSIA.

    2. A Linkage between BRITAIN AND SINGAPORE BY WAY OF A CONFEDERATION. ASEAN WILL BENEFIT AS WELL. But Singapore benefits most.

    Think about this Tun which you are very knowledgeable with throughout your whole career.

    These are Two Vital Linkages which will open up new areas of endeavour and development for all the LINKED NATIONS concerned eg. tourism, education, development, finance.

    ASEAN GET ACCESS TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND EASTERN EUROPE VIA TURKEY AND INTO THE EU, THE AMERICAS AND AFRICA VIA BRITAIN.

    For decades because of the lack of leadership in ASEAN and much lip-service was generated, trade between the countries so mentioned actually were at a snail’s pace.

    But now with the CHINA-US TRADE WAR AND THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE OF CHINA WHICH ALSO LINK-UP WITH ASEAN, there is a whole panoply of new perspectives. We have found a WAY, your WAY to do the needful for all our peoples in no uncertain terms.

    Imagine Tun, the establishment of new linkages between previously stand alone countries concomitant with the re-establishment of new links fashioned from the old being the Britain and Singapore Confederation. All the links are based on TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT WITH ASEAN. The linkages go beyond to the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

    Blocs like the EU will be out-of date, inefficient and difficult to unite compared with the denizens of the new linkages in ASEAN and Asia who are traditionally hard-working and productive.

    AND THE BEST OF ALL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IS IN PLACE AS LED BY YOUR WISDOM, BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE.

    This is an OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER TRADE AND DEVELOPMENTS NOT TO BE MISSED ! And you are right at the centre or nexus of this exciting development which will come about because of the need for survival by all concerned in PEACE AND HARMONY.

    Nowadays, Singapore seemed to have lost her compass to navigate out of unusual situations. Her elite will pick up the threads of advantage to Singapore sooner rather than later.

    Malaysia under your wise, brilliant and courageous leadership will together with others create a wide New World for all. It’s there for the picking.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. It pays to be friends with all. The TWO VITAL LINKAGES ARE SIGNIFICANT. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  228. twinpeaks Jul 24,2019 10:36 AM

    Without sounding disrespectful to all the aspirants to Tun Mahathir’s current post, with all the dirty politics playing out at the moment and foreseeably also until after the next general elections, in one form or another, I propose that Tun Mahathir’s current post stays with him At Least until the next General Elections or a few years after that.
    Tun should lead the nation for as long as he is willing and capable. No one should rush him into retirement as this country in its current economic structure Still desperately needs him. Tun Mahathir in my own eyes is the Only one in the current government who is truly capable of ensuring that the nation will finally be recognised by the World Bank and OECD as a developed country status.
    We are almost but not quite there yet. So I strongly believe that Tun Mahathir should stay as Prime Minister until we are officially an OECD nation.
    All other aspirants including Datuk Seri Anwar would agree with me on this.. that is if we put the nation’s interest before anything else.

  229. mubarakchan Jul 24,2019 10:32 AM

    Tun,

    Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government as led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side. Finally, with the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs 2004-2018, many wrongs which were overlooked by the Corrupt BN Government, are finally being addressed and rectified.

    This is one of the most important issues which need to be addressed and rectified quickly in a diverse Nation like ours and also governed by a Constitution.

    Here are a few notable headlines, thus

    1. The Edge Financial Daily. ” PUTRAJAYA TO EXPEDITE CONSUMER CREDIT LAW. ”

    At long last, the New and Incorruptible Government is taking on the bull by its horns which is to have a proper set of Laws which not only PROTECT THE CONSUMERS BUT ALSO PUT A STOP TO THE RAMPANT DEMAND FOR UNLIMITED INTEREST RATES FROM CONSUMER DEFAULTERS BY FIRMS LIKE THE RAPACIOUS SHARE-BROKING FIRMS ON THE BURSA. etc

    The share-broking firms on the Bursa are infamous and well-known to charge very high interest rates from defaulting clients.

    A true example is 20% per annum when the bank charged these share-broking firms only 5.5% per annum. This puts Malaysia in the realm of the robber carpet-baggers in the 19th Century Age of the United States. We are as backward as that. No one cares. No one takes action.

    Now with the new Laws on CONSUMER CREDIT, there is now a semblance of CIVILISED BUSINESS BEING CONDUCTED IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    The rapacious share-broking firms should be brought down by the Laws and a fair defaulting interest rate should only be what the bank charges the share-broking firm plus a small charge of 1% for handling costs.

    ANYTHING MORE SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND PUNISHED BECAUSE THE SHARE-BROKING FIRMS ARE EXPLOITING A LOOP-HOLE WHICH THE CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT OVERLOOKED.

    2. The New Straits Times. ‘ JUDGE IN GRAFT PROBE REMANDED.
    LATHEEFA : THIS MAY NOT BE A ONE-OFF THING AND IS A SERIOUS CASE. ‘

    It is important to note that this may be the first case in recent years since the Age of the Vandals and Rapists during 2002-2018 that a learned Judge is arrested for Corruption. I relate a true case here so that the readers may draw their conclusions.

    i) My late Father’s Trust had a Probate granted by the Supreme Court of Malaya in April 1949.
    ii) I took 5 years to harangue the Trustees of my father’s Trust to release the accounts for a due diligence audit. They ignored me.
    iii) In 2002, I sued them to examine the accounts. A simple Suit.
    iv) The First Judge said that the Probate was Singapore. He promptly retired. I was forced to Appeal which I won.
    v) The Second Judge kept on saying he would try the Suit for 3 years until he was kicked upstairs to the Federal Court.
    vi) The Third Judge a lady suggested I should sought it out with the Trustees which I already failed doing so for 5 long years.
    vii) The Fourth Judge another lady suggested the same.
    viii) The Fifth Judge a controversial lady suggested that I make the Suit smaller because it was so big. She told me to do the job in 7 days which I complied. When I appeared again, she dismissed my Suit and said she was transferred to Shah Alam. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT SHE KNEW ABOUT THIS 7 DAYS AGO.
    ix) In December 2009, the Sixth Judge took a professional stance and told the Defendant to agree to a CONSENT ORDER OR GO FOR TRIAL WHICH HE WAS READY AND WILLING. The Defendant caved in and agreed to the Consent Order in 5 minutes after blocking my request for 8 years with Trust’s money which meant I won after 8 long years in a System where there was no monitoring of the JUDGES’ WORK AND PERFORMANCE and the JUDGES WERE PROMOTED BY SOME UNSEEN HANDS UP TO THE FEDERAL COURT.
    x) My Suit against the crooked Trustees was to get permission to do a due diligence audit on the Trust’s accounts – a simple and straight forward request.

    3. The Edge Financial Daily, ” JOANNA YU TOLD TO QUIT AMBANK IN 2015 “.
    The Star ” I WAS TOLD TO LEAVE BANK JOB, WITNESS TELLS COURT.”
    NSTP ” WITNESS TOLD TO QUIT HER AMBANK POST ”

    These 3 headlines show how a loyal and honest bank’s employee lost her job for the simple reason that she wanted to facilitate the ex-PM’s desire to operate his accounts which sometimes contained NO MONEY !

    THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL !

    WHOEVER SACKED HER WITHOUT REASON AND IGNORED HER RIGHTS SHOULD RE-EMPLOY A GOOD EMPLOYEE AND ALSO COMPENSATE HER FOR THE INJUSTICE DONE TO HER WHICH WAS ACTUALLY GOVERNED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND HER CONTROL.

    In the case of Joanna Yu, JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL and not sweep the dirt under the carpet and pretend all is well, fine and dandy.

    6 AGENCIES OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT ARE INVOLVED.

    1. The PMO.
    2. The Ministry of Finance
    3. Bank Negara Malaysia
    4. The Minister of Law
    5. The Ministry of Social Welfare.
    6. The Minister of Labour.

    And interested parties like the NGOs which should take up the cause on behalf of the down-trodden EMPLOYEE OF A BANK who was honest and loyal.

    4. NSTP ” SIME DARBY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN ON MENTAL HEALTH ”
    StarBiz ” SIME PROPERTY LAUNCHES MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN ”

    I thought the above headlines were playing tricks on my eyes. Do you feel the same Tun ?

    Those headlines give rise to questions like :-

    i) WHAT IS THE POLICY OF SIME DARBY ON THE WAY FORWARD ?

    ii) DOES IT MEAN THAT SIME DARBY PROPERTY PROVIDES A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE FOR ITS BUYERS ?

    iii) WHY IS SIME DARBY A PURPORTED NATIONAL BUSINESS ICON INDULGE IN AREAS OUTSIDE THEIR BUSINESS ?

    iv) WHY SIME DARBY INDULGES IN SOFT BUSINESSES ALL THE TIME LIKE A MOTORCAR OR TRACTOR DEALERSHIP AND NOT INVEST IN HARD BUSINESSES LIKE LIGHT ENGINEERING ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. It is good to notice that slowly and hopefully, all the Government and Business Systems perform normally. WHAT IS NOT NORMAL IS SIME DARBY’S CULTURE OF DOING BUSINESS NOT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST BUT IN THEIR SELF-INTERESTS – still doing kindergarten things – easy to do at home and NO RISK WITH THE HIGHEST PAY !

  230. mubarakchan Jul 23,2019 10:17 PM

    Tun

    With your latest comment ‘ VIDEO LUCAH ‘, all commentators worth their weight in salt are now in a headlong rush to comment. I presume they were itching to do so as I noticed there were dribbling of it in your previous comment on religion. It is good you put the cachet on this absurd attempted assassination by video as POLITICAL.

    In our beloved Malaysia, we are all immersed in this easy to understand political manoeuvre as created by the hidden hands behind the plot.

    But down in Singapore, ominous signs of a structural fault in her System began to show first in the socio-economic statistics of recent months which actually were reporting negatively since 2002 ! Now the latest Report of the Births and Deaths Department, Singapore, clearly revealed that the SINGAPOREANS ARE NOT REPLACING THEMSELVES THROUGH BIRTHS e.g. Singapore’s rate is 2.1 %. But Singapore’s fertility rate dipped from 1.16 in 2017 to 1.14 in 2018 WELL BELOW ITS REPLACEMENT RATE.

    SOON THE SINGAPOREANS WILL BE LIKE THE DODO BIRD OF MAURITIUS, EXTINCT.

    How ?

    Lee Kuan Yew missed being the King of the Hill and ended up as a Knight in Shining Armour after missing creating GOLD as Singapore’s natural resource to replace his BLUFFOLOGY OR BS, Singapore’s only natural resource.

    With World current events, a quick changing scenario of political affinities, the only answer to Singapore’s dilemma in being bogged down by its out-dated 20th Policy which was her obsession with Malaysia and a faulty political and socio-economic system, is to CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN OR SCOTLAND. With this radical move, Singapore will retain much and gain much as time moves on. As it is Singapore is known as the smallest City State in the World.

    With the hydra nature of British Politics now being practised in the Mother of all Parliaments, it is a good chance for Singapore to establish a sound future for herself and her inhabitants – Singapore being an important doorway to ASEAN and Asia, East and West.

    I believe Britain has strongholds in commerce in Vietnam and Indonesia which were established in the 1980s. These are dynamic and hard working large countries which with Singapore, Britain stands to gain and so will ASEAN. Malaysia is a natural for more British further education to be established and of course, any help in the English language is much appreciated. The British light industries are attractive to Malaysia which should have been in the domain of the infamous Sime Dary, 44 years ago. It is never to late to do business,

    THE RIGHT TYPE OF BUSINESS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF INTEREST AT THE RAKYAT’S EXPENSE.

    These are exciting times for Malaysia, Britain, Singapore and ASEAN which population is estimated at around 400 million.

    Besides MALAYSIA IS NOW ONE OF FOUR SMALL IMPORTANT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA since 9 May 2018.

    The political and socio-economic re-alignment of important and astute countries as led by their visionary leaders will be BOTH RADICAL AND COURAGEOUS. The World will change from what we used to know of it as exemplified by the ancient saying, thus

    ” THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE TIGER ON THE HILL TOP “. A well-known Malaysian Political Party now a common topic or the China-US Trade conundrum ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem because under your wise, brilliant and courageous Leadership of the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side, our beloved Malaysia is now in proper hands to weather crises, big and small, without difficulty.

  231. mubarakchan Jul 23,2019 8:14 PM

    Tun

    The Government will soon be seriously working out the Budget for 2020. At the moment, economic reports from overseas do not look promising due to the Sino-US Trade War which is now having a snow-ball effect affecting nations all round the World which have been connected together by Free Trade for many years since the end of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    As Malaysia has an open economy, it pays heed to what the FM said yesterday, thus

    1. ” MALAYSIA SAYS 2020 FISCAL DEFICIT TARGET A CHALLENGE.”

    Yes, 2020 will be tough for all trade participants.

    But on the other side of the coin, the United States will be having their Presidential Elections. It pays for the United States to keep their economy booming through a series of rate cuts which are expected this year and next. The possibility of a Trump bolstered American economy which is bubbling in his re-election year is strong with at least two Fed interest cuts in the offing. The rest of the World follows. With the Fed interest lower, the prospect of a greater requirement for goods and services by the United States from the rest of the World should hold. This is the bright light in the horizon.

    At home, after the drastic spring cleaning of all the dirt from the key nodes of the Malaysian Financial System, our beloved Malaysia should be on her way soon be back to her former-self before the Dark Age of the Vandals and the Rapists ruled 2004-2018.

    This is translated into the fact that every Ringgit the Government spent, it will get back 82% – 92% of the value unlike under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs which could only realise a value of 60%.

    The difference was stolen and siphoned out of jurisdiction. Vide. The UN, World Bank, IMF Report. Between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion was siphoned overseas. This unrestricted haemorrhage of our precious money created the illiquidity in our financial system today.

    The other point to consider is that with the New and Incorruptible Government,and the return of normal senses in governance, GOOD BOOK KEEPING PRACTICES return.

    UNLIKE THE EX-MINISER OF FINANCE WHO OVERSPENT RM 3.3 MILLION IN ITALY AND HIS CREDIT CARD BOUNCED IN HAWAII. That was the Rakyat’s hard-earned money. Would you all the Rakyat elect such a person again ? This fellow who reduced the WEALTH OF ALL, RICH AND POOR BY AT LEAST 30% to 50% WITH THE MALAYS AND THE POOR SUFFERING THE MOST BECAUSE OF THEIR DEPENDENCE ON GOVERNMENT’S SUBSIDIES. Also, he smiled every day with satisfaction as he said he did a good job for the Rakyat and our beloved Malaysia.

    Even though the targeted deficit of 3% might not be achieved, I surmise that the final figure will be close to it. It is better to have a target than none at all, unlike the ex-BN Minister of Finance who did not know his sums.

    A MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE 2020 BUDGET MAY BE REQUIRED.

    Nothing is complete without a headline from Singapore, thus,

    2. ” NUMBER OF BABIES BORN IN SINGAPORE DROPS TO EIGHT YEAR LOW.”

    Some of you may have noticed that I have mentioned that Singapore today has only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21 – 50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011. Indeed, before the year is out, this figure might drop slightly lower due to deaths in the group.

    The birth rate of Singaporeans has been the cause of much concern by the Singapore Government since this was discovered in the early 1980s which brought Lee Kuan Yew’s Policy of 2 Child Family of 1972 to PRODUCE SINGAPOREAN GENIUSES, to an abrupt end.

    NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUSES HAVE APPEARED SINCE 1972.

    The Policy was introduced without any scientific basis or justification. This was also against the scientific principles discovered by Charles Darwin, in his work ” Survival of the Fittest ” 1850. It is obvious Lee Kuan Yew went to the wrong College.

    Lee Kuan Yew tread where Hitler feared to tread.

    His Policy is now the dead-ringer for Singapore’s future and beyond.

    However, the side effect of this cruel Policy raised one indelible fact which is the young Singaporeans do not get married or marry late because of the inner fear of losing 50% of their wealth to their poorer spouse in the event of a quickie divorce. This was what the Policy taught them when they were young. Apart from this, nothing remained of what the Policy wrought. !

    Quote, ” The Report of the Registration of Births and Deaths 2018 said that there was a 1.5% drop from 2017. Deaths grew by 1.9% from 2017. Singapore’s total fertility rate also dipped from 1.16% in 2017 to 1.14% in 2018. The median age for live births for first time mothers was 30.6 years in 2018 compared with 29.7 years in 2017.” unquote

    Arising from the facts above and also with the full knowledge that Lee Kuan Yew missed being the King of the Hill and not the Knight in Shining Armour by not investing in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the 21st Century, Singapore is now factually in a rather difficult position to maintain her proud saying, ” SINGAPORE HITS ABOVE ITS WEIGHT.”

    MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK to permit the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  232. mubarakchan Jul 21,2019 4:08 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians realise that the 3 Islands Reclamation of Penang or the PSR Project does not include an up-to-date Sewerage System like Honolulu, Hawaii ?

    How many of the 200 fishermen and their families realise that without a modern type of Sewerage System like Honolulu, Hawaii, all the filth, human effluents and toxic wastes will flow out of these 3 reclaimed islands and kill off all the fish and shrimps for miles off the southern shore of Penang Island ?

    As it is, the huge flow of sewerage from the old George Town’s 19th Century sewerage system has killed off all the fish and shrimps right up to the beaches of Batu Ferringhi,

    In 1982, a lecturer from my college told me, he felt an itch all over his body after a swim. I smiled and said nothing.

    Because as long ago as 1966, the Director of DID Penang, Tan Seng Keat who was also the Commandant of the Auxilliary Police, Penang told me that he was specially sent by the Penang State Government to Honolulu, Hawaii to study the modern sewerage system there. THIS DID NOT PERMINT THE RAW SEWERAGE TO FLOW INTO THE SEA. He reported that this System was too expensive for George Town.

    Since 1966 to 2019, NOTHING WAS DONE BY SUCCEEDING STATE GOVERNMENTS TO UPGRADE AND MODERNISE THE 19TH CENTURY SEWERAGE OF GEORGE TOWN.

    NOW IT IS ALLEGED THAT THE DETAILS OF 72 CONDITIONS AS LAID DOWN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT DO NOT PROVIDE FOR A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR THE 3 ISLAND RECLAMATION.

    Is this typical of our Malaysian Governance ?

    Like the under-pass at the Jalan Ampang-Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Junction, Kuala Lumpur – after completion of the under-pass, IT WAS FOUND THE CEILING WAS TOO LOW AND ANOTHER RM 23 MILLIONS WERE SPENT TO RECTIFY IT.

    DO THE 200 FISHERMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES REALISE THAT WITHOUT A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM WHICH DO NOT PERMIT RAW SEWERAGE TO FLOW OUT TO THE SEA, THEIR LIVELIHOOD WILL BE DESTROYED OVER-NIGHT BY THE TOXIC HUMAN WASTES WHICH FLOW OUT UNTREATED TO THE OPEN SEA. ALL THE FISH AND SHRIMPS FOR MILES FROM THE SHORE WILL BE KILLED OFF OVER-NIGHT.

    Tun, it is time that a State Government really behaves like a government to protect the poor and the hapless and not take advantage of their lack of information and reliance totally on what the authorities say.

    IT IS A SHAME THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT SERVES UP A CON JOB ON THE POOR AND HAPLESS FISHERMEN CONCERNING THE ABSENCE OF A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM WHICH SEWERAGE DOES NOT FLOW OUT TO THE OPEN SEA IN THE 3 ISLANDS RECLAMATION PROJECT.

    And I reiterate the New Proposals for Penang which now has a Master Plan which requires billions of ringgits to complete the projects without guarantee of a good return of success.

    KEEPING IN MIND THAT LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE NEVER BORROWED ONE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE. HE DID NOT DO BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS MEN AS WELL. THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT DID NOT EMULATE THE CLEAN SINGAPORE RIVER SEWERAGE SYSTEM. Why ?

    1. Scrap the Tunnel, the Highway and the old Bayan Lepas Airport.
    2. Replace the Highway with a Japanese type of country train. Vide ANA Japan Hour 7-8 pm. This runs from Tanjong Bungah via the foothills, the New George Town, Kulim, Butterworth and Sungei Patani.
    3. Replace the old Bayan Lepas Airport with the finest Tropical City in the World. With buildings not less than 50 storeys. The Northern boundary is the Sg Keluang, the Western foothills reserved for low cost housing. the Southern shore will be the finest white sand beach in the World. The Eastern boundary with a flattened Pulau Jerejak providing for a small domestic flights airport and a terminus for 4 luxury liners.
    4. Shift the State Government and Legislature to the New George Town.
    5. Turn KOMTAR into a 5 star and a budget hotel.
    6. Pedestrianise old George Town.
    7. Scrap the quit rent and assessment of old George Town,
    8. Introduce trams for old and new George Towns.
    9. Turn the Butterworth Airfield into a mixed development with EMPHASIS ON LOW COST AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING OF AT LEAST 100 STOREYS HIGH.
    10. A fast train connects the Kulim Airport with 3 runways and the New George Town.
    11. With a jump in land prices, all the factories will shift to the mainland.
    12. Upgrade the old George Town by subsidies and other perks to clean up and beautify the buildings to something precious.
    13. Ban the building of new buildings more than 4 storeys in Old George Town.
    14. The aim is to provide jobs and better salaries for Penang which will be the BEST IN THE WORLD FOR HOLIDAYS AND LEISURE. The Rakyat need not be re-trained in HOSPITALITY JOBS WITH BETTER PAY.
    15. WITH THESE PROPOSALS, THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT NEED NOT BORROW AND WILL HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY. It’s supporters and the Rakyat get IMMEDIATE BENEFIT NOW NOT IN 30 YEARS TIME .

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. There are so many ways to cut a cake !

  233. mubarakchan Jul 20,2019 7:56 PM

    Tun

    There is a headline which affects us all on education, thus :-

    . ” DR M’S SCIENCE AND MATHS IN ENGLISH PUSH MEETS WITH RESISTANCE. ‘

    On the surface, it appears that this matter has been politicised in present day Malaysia.

    However, I have studied the happenings in the Chinese vernacular schools for many years and have found that one of the causes of the teachers whether in the National Schools or the Vernacular, is that of the protection of the teachers’ livelihood who fear that with any change in anything especially concerning the language medium will threaten their jobs in the future. There is also a huge overlay of distrust of the Government’s motive in the Chinese vernacular schools and a similar distrust in the National Schools, though for a different reason.

    HOWEVER AS I CAN DISCERN IT IS THE TEACHERS’ RICE-BOWL IN BOTH TYPES OF SCHOOLS WHICH IS PARAMOUNT TO THE CORE THINKING IN PUTTING UP A RESISTANCE TO CHANGE BESIDES OTHER FACTORS WHICH COME INTO PLAY.

    As usual History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth on the Minister of Education who changed the Government Policy without Cabinet approval and disappeared into the Sarawakian woods.in 1969. He did not consider the great potential of the English language for the socio-economic progress of the Rakyat of all classes. He just did his thing. PERIOD.

    Mother India not only enhanced the English language but also did not interfere with it since her Independence in 1947. Today, her 350 million English speaking middle class Indians are at the forefront of India’s progress and developments at home and abroad.

    Knowing that the teachers are concerned with their rice-bowls and livelihood, it is dependent on the Government to make a shift to the teaching of Science and Maths as seamlessly and gradually as possible with the proper monetary rewards and guarantees.

    Since the Age of Darkness when the vandals and rapists roamed in our land 2004-2018, the word MONEY has a different meaning. Worst of all the word MONEY is stuck in everyone’s mind all the time.

    The Government Policy to teach Science and Maths in English maybe introduced gradually and gently with significant MONETARY REWARDS TO THE TEACHERS IN BOTH TYPES OF SCHOOLS, NATIONAL AND VERNACULAR. This costs MONEY at a time when revenues for the Government are insufficient.

    I suggest the following thus.

    1. It will take time to introduce the whole Policy into the System.

    2. It pays to take a practical approach.

    The simplest and most practical is to begin in the Primary Schools gradually moving upwards towards the Secondary Schools. This may take many years as so many years have been wasted by the SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN OVERNMNET AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs – 15 years. They indulged in themselves with the Rakyat’s money and did not care for the welfare and socio-economic progress of the Rakyat.

    3. In the meantime, a huge pool of junior English teachers are trained to do the job for a LIFETIME with training in colleges.

    4. ALL THE TEACHERS IN THE NATIONAL AND VERNACULAR SCHOOLS ARE SURVEYED TO FIND OUT HOW THE GOVERNMENT CAN PROTECT THEIR JOBS AND LIVELIHOODS WITH THE GRADUAL INTRODUCTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SCIENCE AND MATHS.

    It is very important that the teachers jobs are not threatened by anything BUT ENHANCED AND PROTECTED. This involves large sums of money.

    These days NO TEACHER WILL DO ANYTHING FOR FREE. So instead of having a huge army of CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ARE ALWAYS OUT ATTENDING CONFERENCES OR CLASSES, MAYBE IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO ENCOURAGE A FEW THOUSANDS CIVIL SERVANTS TO BE TEACHERS WITH BETTER PERKS ETC.

    5. THE TEACHERS MUST NOW BE PUT ON A BETTER PEDESTAL WITH BETTER WORKING HOURS, PERKS ETC BY THE GOVENMENT CONCOMITANT WITH THE GRADUAL CHANGE INTO THE ENGLISH OF SCIENCE AND MATHS. It’s a trade off or a win win situation for both bolstered by MONETARY REWARDS LIKE HOUSING, CARS, TRAVELS ETC.

    In time the nurses will line up to demand the same.

    What to do when the Minister of Education of 1969 just ran off into the Sarawakian woods and could not be found by the Tunku.

    6. This English language for Science and Maths Policy is a RADICAL IDEA TO SOME. THEREFORE, A RADICAL SOLUTION MUST BE FOUND TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. I see it as a MONETARY ONE WHICH MUST SAFEGUARD THE LIVELIHOODS OF THE TEACHERS IN BOTH EDUCATION STREAMS. Then with understanding by all parties, the whole problem of resistance dissolves into co-operation and agreement.

    7. It must be expected that there are die-hards who will not budge on ANY TERMS. Time will wear them out as a Government will always be around.

    8. A SAFETY NET OF AUGMENTING OR RETRAINING WILLING TEACHERS IS A MUST TO ATTAIN A NEW SKILL IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH. This takes time and motivation.

    9. To suddenly introduce the teaching of English in Science and Maths will shock anyone. A country which had been immersed in one direction and now has to turn like a Ferrari, should upset many people who will think of money and their livelihood first these days.

    10 Therefore, a few words here will NOT do the needful BUT CAREFUL STUDY OF THE DESIRES OF THE TEACHERS FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE MATCHED WITH THE POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE TIME to plan, negotiate and deliver.

    11. It is to be expected any change in the TEACHERS BENEFITS WILL AFFECT THE REST IN THE GOVERNMENT.

    12. This encouragement for ALL to accept English for Science and Maths will be like a journey of a thousand lei in ancient terms. Long in gestation but fruitful at the end.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Such a Policy needs refining and tuning all the time. It needs a dynamic and dedicated public figure to helm it for many years. Can we find one ? In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  234. mubarakchan Jul 20,2019 11:41 AM

    Tun

    The headlines these days are full of innuendos and slanted comments of a political kind. For the cognoscenti and the gossip-mongers of the land, it is a field day with new unsubstantiated news to flow round creating more doubts to heat up the factions now in a POWER struggle to gain ascendancy. This is the way of Malaysian Politics of a unique kind.

    A political rugger scrum with no (political) ball has emerged with unlimited players. And at the moment it is all about a faceless naked man who is the subject of great expectations !

    And what is the fuss all about ?

    No one has admitted what the struggle is about. But it is there in the minds of all involved written in capital letters, ‘THE PRIME MINISTER’S JOB OF MALAYSIA.’

    But the 15th GE is still 3 years away. And our incumbent belowed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad looks in fine fettle and he has never stopped smiling since 8 May 2018. Soon he will express more gaiety in his light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK ! His face shows it all. A happy and trouble free demeanour with no ‘black clouds’ or ‘anxiety lines’. What the Chinese call a restful or peaceful face which is ominous at his second coming.

    We all want our Prime Ministers like this. Like the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn, the predecessors before our beloved Tun. And now Tun to be like this – to give a feel good feeling to the Rakyat.

    Here lies the rub. How to achieve such a state of mind like our beloved Tun ?

    As a CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST since 1954, I could see quite a few things as a close bystander. Like Tun, I was trained to observe and remember about things.

    The FIRST requisite requirement to be a Prime Minister is for the person he or she to be born to be one at the right place and time. That’s 99% of the hard-work done, sealed and delivered. Then there is the 1% which is beyond our control. That’s God’s Will.

    The Second is a person’s background which includes his parents, education and public record etc. for all to judge.

    Here are some snippets from the Greats of Malaysia on their views of a person who is public figure holding POWER over others.

    1. Tun Abdul Razak to me in the 1960s.’ Your country has served your family well, it is time you do something for your country.’ I did.

    I did not become a politician as I found I was not qualified and was restrained by my relative Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too and my friends in the UMNO Youth. I always sought the advice of my peers. This has helped me to avoid many pitfalls in my Life.

    I served in the National Interest restructuring the biggest corporate scandals in the land eg. Selangor Shooting Association with only 33 Hakka Chinese with guns. Now has a membership of 2,000 Malaysians ; Sime Darby ; Folex Industries now known as Sri Hartamas ; Renong ; Multi-Purpose Holdings ; Cycle & Carriage Ltd Group ; Malaysia Textiles Industries ; Bank Bumiputra ; Kuala Lumpur Properties. etc.

    2. Tun Tan Siew Sin said, ‘ A PERSON HOLDING A RESPONSIBLE POSITION MUST COME FROM A GOOD FAMILY AND EDUCATION BACKGROUND. ‘ He did not say that the person in question would be tempted by the Devil.

    3. Jacob Ballas of Singapore. ‘ DO NOT BE JEALOUS OF TAN CHIN TUAN, SHAW BROTHERS AND ROBERT KUOK. THEY ARE HISTORY. THEY ARE PEOPLE OF THEIR TIME. YOU CANNOT CATCH UP WITH THEM. DO YOUR OWN THING AND DO IT WELL. YOU WILL BE THERE.’

    A few months before Jacob Ballas died, I visited him and showed him my CV and reminded what he advised me when I was young. He said something which I rather not mention here with tears in his eyes.

    Since Jacob Ballas’ advice, like you Tun, I wanted ALL TO BE RICH IN MALAYSIA. Unlike President Bongo of the Congo who owns all the diamonds and his countrymen dirt poor, he himself is poor.

    4. An ancient saying, ‘ YOU MUST HAVE PEACE AND HARMONY IN THE HOUSE BEFORE YOU CAN FIGHT AND WIN IN THE STREETS.’

    5. A famous Malay saying, ‘ A BEAN FORGOT ITS POD.’

    Those who understand the Ways of the World from a NORMAL frame of mind will understand that the World is not made up of only those events which I mentioned above.

    IT IS SOMETHING WHICH IS RELATED TO EACH PERSON’S MIND AND BEHAVIOUR INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

    No one can create. No one can destroy as well. That’s the Beauty of Humankind – this will make or break you ! I have spent a whole life-time attempting to make bad people good. I NEVER SUCCEEDED and came to the conclusion that you cannot turn a bad person good or a good person bad. That’s Humankind for you and me Tun.

    Taking my ramblings into context with the struggles for POWER in all political parties, especially with the PARTY IN POWER WHICH I HOPE WILL RULE FROM PUTRAJAYA FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS, it is only proper and responsible to have an ORDERLY MANNER OF SUCCESSION TO ATTAIN THE SEAT OF POWER WHICH IS THE PRIME MINISTER’S JOB OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    In this instance our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the most respected, seasoned and wise person in the Malaysian firmament holds THE KEY.’

    IT IS NOT PROPER TO HAVE A SITUATION WHICH IS FRIVOLOUS AND WITHOUT SUSTAINABILITY like the Dark Age between 2004-2018 WHEN VANDALS AND RAPISTS RULED. It is only proper for a mature Political environment to have an orderly SUCCESSION.

    IN OTHER WORDS, ALL ASPIRANTS FOR THE TOP JOB SHOULD TOE THE LINE AND WAIT FOR THEIR TURN TO ATTAIN POWER.

    We must not upset the Apple Cart in our lustful desire to have POWER soonest as this is ONLY A MIRROR IMAGE OF WHAT WE SEE IN OURSELVES. No more. No less.

    Tun, most of the creation of problems arising from leaders are created by flunkeys, hangers-on, closest aides and fake advisers around important Leaders. This you may concur.

    Look at all those absurd scandals in your time created by all those crooked CLOSEST ADVISERS WHO CROSSED THE RED LINE OF NO TURN. Who took the blame whilst they collected Stradivarius violins, banks, listed companies, lands in Bukit Tunku, kicked out the friends of their Patron etc ? They all became invisible TAX FREE MULTI-MILLIONAIRES HIDING SOMEWHERE !

    Hence, with a proper order in the succession of who is to be the NEXT PRIME MINISTER, IT IS EASY TO DECIDE AS LONG AS WE FOLLOW CONVENTIONAL NORMS AND PRACTICE WHICH IS NO JUMPING THE QUEUE ! A 2 term limit for the next Prime Minister is fair and just.

    You had many delays to be a Prime Minister eg. the Japanese Occupation etc.

    I had to wait 2 years before I could enter my favourite University because I finished the prescribed course 1 year early and another Malaysian applied earlier than me for the only place in the college. And after I graduated, my eldest brother ‘borrowed’ all my money. I had to start all over again. This took me 10 years to make RM 1 Million.

    Yet, we see the agitation, the pushing, and the negative actions to win at all costs to be the PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA.

    I sincerely hope all participants will realise there is NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH and it depends on the Will of God- that precious 1%.

    For those who doubt this, I have a list of 65 persons who thought I die first. The youngest was only 40 !

    Let order and senses prevail in our beloved Malaysia and her wonderful inhabitants.

    Let us not shoot ourselves or indulge in self-immolation BECAUSE SINCE 9 MAY 2918, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS BECOME ONE OF FOUR MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you, Singapore ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Nowadays, a person is expected to live up to 100 years old or more. Not because of the good doctors who are all the same as before but the good medicines.

    What’s the hurry folks ? Tun and myself waited years to achieve our goals. You can also do it with PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE ! Acheh !

  235. mubarakchan Jul 19,2019 9:49 AM

    Tun

    Our beloved Malaysia’s politics are getting more and more exciting day by day. Or are the same old boring stories of sex between grown up middle-aged men behind closed doors which should by all accounts none of our business ?

    The strangest thing is that sex is not a forbidden thing between men and men or men and women or women and women behind closed doors if they are not caught doing their thing illegally in Malaysia. For years, I thought we Malaysians were quite relaxed about this sort of illegal activities UNTIL SUCH ACTS WERE POLICICISED BY SOME INGENIOUS AND DESPERATE POLITICIANS who turned an act of sexual desire into a NORMAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY INTO A POLITICAL BOMBSHELL !

    Leave it to our innovative and creative politicians in this age of cheap money when any other politician in Malaysia has more cash in his/her house than a bank or 10,000 Rolex watches, so to speak !

    I NOW STATE CLEARLY THAT I SUPPORT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER BECAUSE I AM A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST. IT IS CLEAR I SUPPORT THE WHOLE GAMUT OF CANDIDATES. IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT MANY THINK THEY ARE AS GOOD AS ANY PRIME MINISER. HENCE, MALAYSIAN POLITICS HAVE THE LIKES OF A RUGBY SCRUM MALAYSIAN STYLE WITHOUT WINNERS !

    For years since 2013 when I first appeared here on this distinguished Blog, I have commented that for a person to be a Prime Minister of Malaysia it is straightforward and seamless if a person knows how to go about it with the right mind-set (courtesy of Tun) I can contribute my 2 sens worth as I have been interested in Malaysian Politics since 1954. For example, thus ;-

    1. In 1997, if the DPM had taken a sabbatical in the United States, he would have returned as the HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA. There was no necessity to lift even a little finger.

    2. In 2008, if the 32 Aduns had been bought up BEFORE AND NOT AFTER the 12th GE at RM 50 Million a piece (which is cheaper than 1MDB with funds from the Government coffers), the aspirants would have been in Putrajaya since.

    3. In 2013 before the 13th GE, if the Opposition had embarked on a 100 day fast to the death which even Gandhi did not do, with full international media coverage, they would have been in Putrajaya without any problem.

    4. After commenting on the 3 above-mentioned slip-ups of the Opposition, I suggested they join BN for the 14th GE. And now we can view the happy results and hopefully with a happy ending. They created, innovated and visualised better than me. However, they missed the next step or plot which are the options to CONTINUE TO RULE FROM PUTRAJAYA FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.

    5. I AM CERTAIN TUN WILL CONCUR WITH ME THAT AS WITH ALL THINGS, PATIENCE IS THE WATCHWORD TO BE BOLSTERED BY PERSEVERANCE.

    In other words, it pays to be in an alert and ambush position all the time in Malaysian Politics. It is foolhardy to expose ALL IN STEP ONE OF AN ATTEMPT TO BE PRIME MINISTER. It is the Art or Craft of Politics which comes into play between two or many opponents. Roughhouse tactics are definitely VERBOTEN. This is why the Art of Politics as practised by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is like a Fine Art which gives him much satisfaction and good results all the time. It’s the MIND-SET !

    How many Malaysians or Malaysian Politicians are aware that POLITICS IS THE FINEST HUMAN ACTIVITY IN OUR CIVILISATION ?

    It should not be viewed as a rough and tumble wrestling match or even a chess match. POLITICS ENCAPSULATES ALL THESE PHYSICAL ENDEAVOURS ROLLED INTO ONE ! Hence, there is NOT A SINGLE BOOK WRITTEN TO TELL A PERSON HOW TO BE A PRESIDENT OR A PRIME MINISTER BUT MANY BOOKS ON POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. This is why even a kid from the Bronx, New York, New York can become an American President if you know how !

    Then, how on earth are we Malaysians going to have a straightforward and seamless succession for the next Prime Minister ?

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad knows the answer and he is not telling. In this case, he is not saying anything and you cannot read his lips. Maybe one other very close friend knows and he is not telling either.

    The only hint I can give is that IT IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST THAT WE HAVE A STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SEAMLESS SUCCESSION WHICH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A NORM AND NOTHING SPECIAL. AND HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH.

    Some commentators here would question my comments or credentials.

    All I can say is that I was interested in Malaysian and Causeway Politics since 1954. Both Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Tan Siew Sin proposed I stood for the best Exco seat of Kuala Kubu, Selangor, for a Chinaman. in 1969 and Tun Tan’s seat of Batu Berendam, Melaka with the post of Deputy Minister of Finance in 1974.

    I turned down both proposals on the advice of my friends in UMNO Youth and my relative the Senior Adviser on Counter Insurgency to the Federal Government Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too. I reflected on my own shortcomings and the future. Square pegs for square holes. Round pegs for round holes. I accepted their advice and recommended other better qualified persons to take my place. Since then I focussed on only SOCIO-ECONOMICS with a direct interest in re-structuring huge corporate scandals. Hence, I know about white collar crooks quite well !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. For those who are born to be a Prime Minister, it is still 99% hard work with no golf and 1% which is beyond our control eg. Lee Kuan Yew. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  236. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 2:04 PM

    Tun

    No headlines are complete without those emanating from Singapore which generally are months ahead of Malaysia in business trends.

    In the 20th Century, Singapore moved at least a few months ahead of Malaysia. Hence I found it advantageous then to visit my friends in Singapore at least once a month to have a vision of the things to come later in Malaysia. But with the World of the Net and other sources of media information, the information gap has been narrowed infinitesimally. The rest of the information maybe picked up anywhere in the Net.

    1. ” SINGAPORE’S JUNE EXPORTS DROP MOST IN SIX YEARS – CITY STATE STRUGGLES AGAINST TEPID GLOBAL DEMAND AND THE US-CHINA TRADE WAR.”

    Singapore did not become rich because of conventional trades. She was complacent when she lost the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War because Lee Kuan Yew did not foresee the sudden end of the Cold War 1948-1989 and the irreparable loss of the Cold War Trades to the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s blessing, of all people ! What an irony for Lee Kuan Yew !

    To put this matter into context, Singapore has been struggling to compete with her rivals since she lost her Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which was monopolistic and blessed by Uncle Sam who needed Singapore most then.

    As it is said,’ The Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.”

    2. ” TEMASEK POSTS ONE-YEAR RETURN OF 1.49% ”

    This announcement is the result of a Policy by Lee Kuan Yew which gone terribly wrong after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 until today.

    The end of the Cold War 1948-1989 brought in new and powerful players in the international trade arena in direct competition with Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore after Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel,” Globalization. Free Trade, Human Rights.” which were all anathema to Singapore’s current practice but benefitted the BRICS tremendously especially in the trades in arms. This hegemonic spiel was also disadvantageous to the US as President Trump has underlined.

    With the huge profits garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989, Lee Kuan Yew could boast that Singapore moved from the Third World to the First World and hit below her weight as she was pushed by this huge wealth which was not of his making. This fantastic wealth of Singapore was a radical ides which MUST BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER RADICAL IDEA LIKE INVESTING IN GOLD. But the latter did not happen to the detriment of Singapore and his inheritors to this very day !

    When the BRICS stepped in and grabbed Singapore’s monopolistic unmentionable markets as blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989, this hurt Singapore’s economy and Goh Chok Tong was despatched to India to employ Indians to fill in the GDP void. This move was conventional economics which proved to be a failure by the 21st Century and underlined the reliance on the conventional by Lee Kuan Yew, a person who hated to lose to anyone.

    The lack of original and innovative thinking unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad let Lee Kuan Yew down as shown today that he could not come up with another radical idea like investing in GOLD to replace his radical idea of those Trades of the Cold War !

    As I have said before, IF LEE KUAN YEW HAD ONLY INVESTED UP TO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before the 21st Century with all the lush profits from his Questionable and Unmentionable (RADICAL) Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989, SINGAPORE IN HIS LIFETIME AND TODAY WOULD BE THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR ! Our beloved Malaysia would have been placed nicely between a rock and a hard place to be squeezed by Singapore anytime.

    But MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    From the lofty Olympian Heights of GIC and Temasek in the 1970s, Lee Kuan Yew descended down to the Wall Street and City levels of the hoi-polloi TO MAKE MONEY FOR SINGAPORE BECAUSE OF HER LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

    This thinking was faulty and now proved to be disastrous to the SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY OF HIS INHERITORS AND SINGAPORE.

    The Gnomes of Zurich were waiting. Those evergreen gnomes were aware of the WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTHS OF LEE KUAN YEW which were the same as SINGAPORE ! Flatteries build up through crescendos after crescendos in the 1990s and the years up to the Crash of October 2008. Lee Kuan Yew a human being was truly caught in this merry-go-round of the hoi-polloi and the Gnomes of Zurich.

    LEE KUAN YEW INVESTED SO MUCH OF SINGAPORE’S MONEY IN WALL STREET AND THE CITY WHEN THE CRASH CAME IN OCTOBER 2008, SINGAPORE LOST US$ 108 BILLIONS.

    Singapore’s investments into the funny money signed by the hoi-polloi and not by the MAS of Singapore must have been at least US$ 500 Billion !

    A person who was known to be honest his whole life was taken for a ride by those who were well below his status.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had asked anyone in Malacca Street or its environs in Singapore, they would have told him NO ONE MAKES MONEY BY LEE KUAN YEW’S METHOD VIA TEMASEK AND GIC ! Especially today because Stock Exchanges are places where the SMARTEST CROOKS HANG OUT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. If they are caught, they are crooks. If they are not caught, they are well-to-do rich men.

    THAT WAS LEE KUAN YEW’S MISTAKE when no one dared to tell him the UNVARNISHED TRUTH OF INVESTING LIKE TEMASEK DID THEN AND NOW.

    Also, the employees of Temasek will play safe and take no risks to safeguard their posh jobs. If they are any good, they leave and make the money themselves. All these are just pointers to normal human behaviour. Because of the difficulty of making money thus, even the NORWAY SOVEREIGN FUND HAD TO GIVE UP SOME OF ITS INVESTMENTS.

    With a good study on the fallibility of Humankind, if Lee Kuan Yew had accumulated 4,000 tons of GOLD as a NATURAL RESOURCE FOR SINGAPORE, the whole World will be KOW-TOWING TO LEE KUAN YEW AND SINGAPORE TODAY.

    But sadly this is not to be and the OPPORTUNITY TO BE A GREAT THE EASY WAY BY BUYING GOLD WILL NEVER RETURN FOR SINGAPORE.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Overnight our beloved Malaysia became ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you Singapore ?

    Thanks to the wise, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. A group of luminaries who do not harm people with sinister schemes like the TPPA/CPTPP THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Our beloved Malaysia missed being enslaved by Singapore so many times. Each time was a close miss. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK to permit the good hormones to flow ! Acheh !

  237. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 12:37 PM

    Tun

    A glaring headline in The Edge Financial Daily today, thus

    ” PM: MALAYSIA IS READY TO TALK WITH CHINA OVER RM 1 BILLION SEIZURE.”

    This exceptional Project of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) in which the BN Government paid 80% of the contract value for only 13% of the work done is worth exploring further.

    Questions like who were involved in the negotiations of this fantastic deal ? Who are the Malaysians who pocketed the money which was paid for nothing ?

    On the one hand it is the duty and responsibility of the incumbent Government that our beloved Malaysia is not as corrupt as we are made out to be by the World. On the other hand, CPP has an obligation to fulfil that CPP is NOT CORRUPT in all its dealings generally around the World.

    But in this instance, IT WAS THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs which demanded that they should be paid CORRUPTLY IN THIS MANNER USING PUBLIC MONEY TO LINE THEIR POCKETS ! The names of the Malaysians involved should be released by CPP WITHOUT HESITATION TO CLEAR THEIR GOOD AND REPUTABLE NAME.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by men in BLACK to let the good hormones flow ! Acheh !

  238. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 10:27 AM

    Tun

    The one and only significant headline this morning is as follows :-

    1. ” WHAT IS IN MALAYSIA’S RM 1.09 TRILLION DEBT ?”

    In the article in The Edge Financial Daily we are told in general terms where the money was apportioned.

    BUT IT IS MORE ENLIGHTENING TO GET AN EXPERT/S eg valuers, actuaries etc to work on all the big ticket items TO FIND OUT BY HOW MUCH THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND THE GLCs OVER PADDED THE COST OF THESE PROJECTS.

    We have already one solid example in hand eg ECRL. The original padded cost was RM 66 Billion which could be reduced to RM 42 Billion. In the case of the crooked pipe-line in Sabah, 80% payment was made for 8% work done. I believe each and every one of the projects undertaken by the BN Government 2004-2018 was corrupt and money stolen.

    The UN, IMF and the World Bank reported that between 2002 to 2018, RM 1.5 Trillion ringgits flowed overseas. This figure included PRIVATE SECTOR MONEY AS WELL.

    It was reported recently that PRIVATE SECTOR DEBTS ARE ALSO RISING ! What a mess created by the Singapoean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    The MASS THEFT OF PUBLIC MONEY reduced all the WEALTH of the Rakyat by 30% – 50%. with no exceptions, rich or poor.

    The Malays lose more because of the lack of money in Public coffers which subsidizes them. The huge theft depreciated the Malaysian ringgit, increased the imports of goods and services, the concomitant rise of inflation and our cost of living etc which left no stone unturned between 2004-2018.

    THIS IS THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL BY THE BN GOVERNMENT 2004 – 2018.

    For those Malaysians who understand the real situation which I have described, HOW CAN THE BN AND ITS POLITICIANS EXIST AT ALL IN MALAYSIAN POLITICS ANYMORE ?

    This is worst than the Rape of the Sabine Women of Ancient Rome. In other words, the BN Government 2004 – 2018 raped everything in sight or whatever they could get hold off is raped.

    Until our beloved Malaysia has a solid phalanx of Malay elite again, the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side MUST STAND FIRM AND HOLD THE FORT WHICH IS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    This will take time to build up the human resources which are sorely lacking due to self-immolation and self-indulgence of the Malay elite 1971-2018, 3 generations of them. Without the Malay elite in sync with the non-Malay elite, our beloved Malaysia will be going NOWHERE. That’s engraved in our CONSTITUTION.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit surrounded by men in BLACK for the good hormones to flow ! Acheh !

  239. mubarakchan Jul 17,2019 10:41 PM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians noticed that our beloved Malaysia is unique in the manner which political rivals dispose of their enemies. Unlike some countries, a bomb, a bullet or a kidnap of the intended victim is the norm. These countries like them DEAD.

    Here in Malaysia, the World’s first and best weapon of choice to assassinate a Malay or Chinese or Indian politician is to use the video. For the former, the video shows TWO naked men in bed. Without much ado, the populace will be up in arms at such a sight. To fix the Chinese or Indian politician, the video shows a man and a woman, both naked and in delicto flagrante.

    It is only a matter of time before TWO naked women politicians are shown in bed with different dreams.

    In time may be the World will adopt the Malaysian Way of civilised political assassination being the First in the World. Where are you Singapore ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I think it is farcical to show naked public figures gambolling in bed which is the right of all Humankind who are not animals. Sooner or later, the realization will sink in that what goes on behind closed doors is none of our business.

  240. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 10:54 PM

    Tun

    And the following exciting headlines from our exciting politics, thus :

    1. ” DR M. IF RM 19 BILLION GST REFUND NOT MISSING, THEN SHOW US WHERE IS IT ?”

    2. ” DR M. PUT ASIDE NATIONAL PRIDE ALLOW ENGLISH IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE AND MATHS. ”

    3. ” TRADE MINISTER. DRASTIC INCREASE TO FDI IN Q1 2019. ”

    4. ” HOME MINISTRY TO DECIDE ON DECRIMINALISATION OF DRUG ADDICTS SOON. ”

    1. IS THE PAC TRYING TO DO A HOUDINI OR DAVID COPPERFIELD TO TELL THE WORLD THAT THE RM 19 BILLION CASH OF AN ELEPHANT IN THE TREASURY IS INVISIBLE BUT IT IS THERE RIGHT IN THE TREASURY ? I thought buffoons can only be found in darkest Africa like in Ebola Liberia where our infamous Sime Darby has a huge rubber estate when the Americans were bailing out !

    2. Mother India never suppressed or interfered with the English education in India since her independence in 1047. If at all, she enhanced it to groom here ELITE FOR GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA.

    Her 350 million English speaking Middle Class Indians bear the testimony to India’s success at home and abroad today.

    There are clusters of English education in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Education Complex/Valley. In the latter there are English schools and colleges founded in the 19th Century and government institutions to enhance the skills of the civil servants.

    INDIA IS SERIOUS IN TRAINING AND ENHANCING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR HER PEOPLES TO ATTAIN WORLD CLASS STANDARD SINCE HER INDEPENDENCE IN 1947. Her Leaders had the VISION AND THE GUMPTION IN INDIA’S NATIONAL INTEREST. These virtues pay off in spades for India today !

    She has no hang-ups or hang-overs about the ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVEN THOUGH INDIA WAS NOT RULED GENTLY BY THE BRITISH FOR OVER 150 YEARS !

    As for myself, at the age of 7, I studied Classical Cantonese and English. Later, I studied Hindi, Urdu and English. These were followed by English and Classical Cantonese with Latin at the end for 2 years. As an adult, I studied Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin. Yet, I am still a Chinaman !

    It does not pay to politicise any language which could be learnt in 3 months by an enthusiast !

    3. On the FDI, our beloved Malaysia will boom when the petroleum and palm oil recover just 20% – 30% more with the New and Incorruptible Government in place due to good and NORMAL BOOK-KEEPING AGAIN ! No more. No less. In the meantime, our beloved Malaysia is on course upwards to NORMALCY.

    4. Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great for correcting what have been perceived to be wrong by the Rakyat for a very long time.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs were too busy with self-indulgence to care for the sufferings of the Rakyat 2004-2018. They were not even aware of the sufferings of drug addicts cooped up in hot and humid over-crowded jails for hard-core criminals.

    WHAT THE BN GOVERNMENT (2004-2018) DID WAS TO GIVE A COPY-CAT EXCUSE USING SINGAPORE’S NS TO CORRUPTLY PAD ALL THE COSTS OF BUILDING AND MAINTAINENCE OF THE NS CAMPS BY WAY OF CONSTRUCTION, CATERING, TRANSPORT, UNIFORMS AND ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH PUBLIC MONEY !

    That was the beginning which ended up as a flood of CORRUPTION BY 2010 ! In the meantime, the hapless drug addicts suffered in the over-crowded jails. Now at least the NS camps are put to good and humane use.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. On the English Language, better late than never. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light suit surrounded by men in BLACK ! You stand out !

  241. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 9:59 PM

    Tun

    No headlines today can be considered complete, without those concerning the state of the economy and its functions in Singapore, thus,

    1. ” SOUTHEAST ASIA TECH BOOM LEAVES SINGAPORE STANDING.”

    2. ” SINGAPORE’S HOPE OF BEATING HONG KONG IN IPOs IS A PIPE DREAM ”

    3. ” DEPARTURES FROM SGX HAVE OUTNUMBERED IPOs.”

    4. ” THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SINGAPORE STOCK MARKET FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS, DELISTINGS HAVE OUTNUMBERED LISTINGS.”

    The problems with the SGX I noticed began shortly after the turn of the 21st Century. There were some de-listings arising from complaints about the lack of liquidity in the SGX mart and the costs for a listing were expensive. Many Hong Kong listed companies delisted and just stayed in Hong Kong.

    It was alleged that one Singapore mattress company found itself illiquid on the SGX but obtained a Hong Kong listing which enhanced its value by at least 4 times. Rumours concerning the making of money are infectious and will snowball into reality for the others.

    Quote Bloomberg,’ In 2014, when more companies left Singapore than join it with S$ 8.4 Billions in value disappearing from the public market. Last 5 years, de-listings outnumbered listings in the mart, 741 listed companies at the end of 2018 from a peak of 782 in 2013.’ unquote

    In other words, where Singapore loses out, it will be against rivals or competitors which are more efficient and innovative. Without resources of any kind, Singapore finds it difficult to put its costs down.

    And in this Game of Thrones, Singapore used to play the SGX-Bursa up and down like a yo-yo from the 1970s to 2000 at the expense of the Malaysian investors who were like a flock of sheep being slaughtered not once but all the time.

    THE LAST WAS THE KIM ENG SALE TO MAYBANK AT A HUGE PRICE FOR A PIECE OF PAPER. We Malaysians seemed to ask for more punishment from tiny Singapore ALL THE TIME ! How can anyone escape from this horrible SCAM which is now recorded in history !

    Now in open competition with well-equipped rivals, Singapore comes up short or second best. It’s a bitter pill for Singapore to swallow. An irony that has come full circle for Singapore from those yo-yo days of the SGX-Bursa during the 1970s-2000 !

    An ancient saying, ” There is always a higher mountain.”

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling and let the good hormones flow !

  242. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 2:40 PM

    Tun

    Kudos to the New Straits Times founded 147 years ago.

    This is a special morning with the headlines emanating from the Accountant General of the Government of Malaysia and the PAC reporting on the last year (2017-2018) of the all-out vandalism by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, thus ,

    1. ” TERMINATED CONTRACTOR STILL FAILED TO FINISH SPORTS SCHOOL WHEN REHIRED.”

    2. ” ACADEMY OF SCIENCES YET TO RETURN RM 31.6 MILLION IN UNUSED R & D FUNDS.”

    3. ” CUSTOMS DELAYED GST REFUND PROCESS AS BN GOVT LACKED MONEY, PAC TOLD ”

    4. ” GST REFUNDS KEPT IN CONSOLIDATED REVENUE ACCOUNT VIOLATED TRUST LAWS – AG ”

    5. ” AUDIT FINDS MCMC FUNDS USED FOR NAJIB’S BOOKS, AMONG OTHERS ”

    6. ” SL1M BUDGET INVESTED BY TALENTCORP WITHOUT ITS KNOWLEDGE.”

    7. ” SUSPECTED FRAUD FOUND IN MY1MMs SYSTEM TO BE REPLACED BY NEW SYSTEM ”

    8. ” GOVT LOST OUT ON RM 4.89B IN EXCISE DUTY ON CKD CARS FROM 2015 TO 2017 ”

    9. ” NATIONAL SECURITY FOUND AT RISK DUE TO OPERATIONAL DELAY OF RM290M RADAR FACILITY.”

    10.” NAJIB USED SRC FUNDS TO PAY CREDIT CARD BILLS AMOUNTING TO RM3.9M ”

    11.” HOSPITALS UNDERSTAFFED, UNDERFUNDED, OVERCROWDED ”

    12.” FRAUD IN FOREIGN LABOUR QUOTA APPROVAL ”

    13.” PAC TO SUMMON SEVERAL MINISTRIES ”

    14.” PERMATApintar CONTRACTS SIGNED BY UNAUTHORISED PERSONNEL ”

    15.” NAJIB SPENT RM 3.35M IN ONE DAY ”

    For the Man from Mars he would have thought he landed in darkest Africa but not in Malaysia 2019 !

    The above-mentioned headlines WHICH ARE SELF-EXPLANATORY arose out of a single year, 2018 which revealed the extent of the wanton theft of money out of the Government financial System.

    But the Lee Kuan Yew created GLCs of Malaysia is another area of theft of money FREELY like CEOs being paid with salaries from RM 2 Million to RM 100 Million a year and all the luxuries of First Class air travels, 6 star hotels with Board Meetings, foreign schooling for the kids, golf, expensive cars, huge bonuses for no work, or any tiny excuse to extract huge sums of public money etc were the play of the day.

    And the areas mentioned above only concerned the Government and its finances.

    THE CHEATING THAT IS GOING ON IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS ANOTHER CUP OF TEA eg. ON THE BURSA – SHARE RIGGING ETC. OR THE PADDING OF PURCHASES OR THE EXPORTS WITH FUDGED BILLS OF LADING ETC.

    What an unholy mess created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs ! Even the Private Sector was affected because the enforcement Agencies like the SECURITIES COMMISSION 2004-2018, THE MACC 2004-2019, ETC WERE ALL COMPROMISED BETWEEN 2004-2019 !

    As reported by the UN, the World Bank, IMF, over RM 1.5 TRILLION FLOWED OUT OVERSEAS BETWEEN 2002 TO 2018 !

    Unless the New and Incorruptible Government REALLY CLAMPS DOWN ON ALL THESE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES AND PUNISH THE WRONG-DOERS, SUCH CRIMINAL ACTS WILL RETURN BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ENFORCEMENT AND PUNISHMENT. Civil Servants should be sacked and charged. Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    THE PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY. At the moment, criminal activities are still taking place on the KL Bursa !

    THE CHECK AND BALANCE IN THE SYSTEM IS THERE. BUT WHEN THE DIGITS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM ARE CORRUPT, THERE IS NO WAY ANY SYSTEM WILL DELIVER AS PLANNED.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem arises when digits in control of the Government or Private Sector financial System are CORRUPT. As always, the rot sets in at the very top and loses control of those at the bottom.

    In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  243. mubarakchan Jul 14,2019 3:53 PM

    Tun

    Last but not least, the following happy headline should be noted by all on this distinguished Blog, thus :-

    1. ” MALAYSIA’S INDUSTRIAL GROWTH IN MAY EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS.”

    The GDP was reported at 4.0%

    Kudos to you and DSAI with the whole Team by your side on this significant success which is SELF-EXPLANATORY.

    In comparison, Singapore’s May GDP was a shocking contraction at 0.10% – the lowest in 10 years

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.