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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.

 

1,301 thoughts on “Future of Democracy in Asia

  1. mubarakchan Sep 20,2020 11:53 PM

    Tun,

    The following headline only disappeared yesterday after being specially captioned and displayed for 2 weeks, thus

    1. ” ROYALTY AND FARMERS TUSSLE FOR MALAYSIA’S FAMOUS MUSANG KING DURIANS. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    2. ” PROTESTORS IN BANGKOK PRESENT LETTER TO THE KING. ” Bloomberg.

    Social media has unlocked the young minds of many countries. Some are for the good but some will only bring tragedy and sadness. Thailand has missed out on the Isthmus of Kra Canal for decades whilst the Suez Canal could garner US$ 6 Billion annually. The poor North and South would love to have some of this largesse for peace, harmony and prosperity for all Free Thailand. Notwithstanding the tremendous benefits such a Canal will bring not only to Thailand and the ASEAN but the whole World after the Covid 19 virus Pandemic !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  2. mubarakchan Sep 19,2020 3:12 AM

    Tun,

    The headlines today are just as important as yesterday and tomorrow, thus

    1. ” NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHINA TO WIN FRIENDS. CHAN CHUN SING. ” SBT

    A powerful statement from a Senior Minister, Minister of Trade & Industry of the City State.

    If we take this in the Spirit of ASEAN, the statement is meaningful and effective – “ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL!” But if we stretch this ominous statement further, then it pays for the East Asian countries of China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the EU, the UK and North America to invest heavily into ASEAN with 440 Millions of hard-working and productive peoples so that with their rising standards of living, they buy more and more goods and services from the FDI countries.

    Under the New Normal, this is indeed the best and quickest way to achieve results for all concerned. Besides, ASEAN countries are politically stable and investors have been rewarded with profitable returns accordingly!

    2. ” ADULT SINGAPOREANS ABOVE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET TOURISM VOUCHERS.” SBT

    What is good for Singapore is also good for Malaysia ?

    3. ” WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING IN THAILAND. THAI PROTESTERS MUST FORCE A REFORM, NOT A REVOLUTION.” FT.

    One of the best reforms for Thailand is the Isthmus of Kra Canal. Thailand misses out on US$ 6 Billions annually. This is what the Suez gets. The fall-out from its construction for over 10 years for Thailand will be tremendous !

    4. ” SABAH CHIEF LOOKS TO ASEAN TO QUASH PHILIPPINES TERRITORIAL CLAIMS.”
    Nikkei Asian Review.

    A sensible remark from a Malaysian Leader ! And Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested to revisit MA1963 to accept Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners in the Federation.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  3. mubarakchan Sep 16,2020 12:40 AM

    Tun,

    Here are the daily headlines which will put us into perspective with the real World outside of Malaysia, thus

    1. ” EMERGING ASIA SET FOR 1ST RECESSION IN 6 DECADES SAYS ADB. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    But Malaysia returns to Normal with the lifting of the Moratorium on behalf of the banks ! The banks’ customers will bear the financial burden on behalf of the Government ! Smart ?

    2. ” SIA TO CUT 4,300 JOBS. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    3. ” RETRENCHMENTS COMMENCE AT SIA. AIRLINE AND PILOTS UNION STILL IN TALKS.” SBT

    Air Serendipity no more ?

    4. ” SINGAPORE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT FALLS BY RECORD 103,500 IN Q2. RETRENCHMENTS DOUBLE.” SBT

    5. ” RETRENCHMENTS IN SINGAPORE MORE THAN DOUBLES TO 8,310 IN Q2. MOM. ” Singapore ST.

    What is good for Singapore is also good for Malaysia ?

    6. ” ROYALTY AND FARMERS TUSSLE OVER MALAYSIA’S FAMOUS MUSANG KING DURIANS. ” Singapore ST.

    This news item has been reported daily for over one week. Is the tussle worth it ?

    7. ” JOHOR TO SPEND S9.9 MILLION ON AIR-CONDITIONED WALK-WAY WITH ESCALATORS ON MALAYSIA SIDE OF CAUSEWAY. ” Singapore ST.

    Why air-conditioned buses which are faster than walking, are not used immediately is a mystery to me ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  4. HBT456 Sep 15,2020 11:37 AM

    STRANGELY, MUBARAKCHAN ALSO DIDNT FOREWARN THE GOVERNMENT WHEN 3 COMMERCIAL AIRLINES OWNED BY MALAYSIANS AND THOSE HUMAN LIVES WERE LOST WENT DOWN TOO.

    MAYBE HE TOO WAS SO CONFIDENT IN COUNTING SHEEPS, I MEAN, VOTES, BEHIND THE SCENES DURING THAT TIME CLAIMING HIMSELF AS CONSTITUTIONALIST WITH MAN PROPOSED, GOD DISPOSED ALL THE TIME.

    I ALREADY SAID, WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENED, THERE MUST BE GOOD REASONS WHY THEY HAPPENED.

    I WONT BE SURPRISED WHEN ‘BACK TO FUTURE’ AND ‘BACK TO NATURE’ CAN GO HAND IN HAND IN TODAY’S DEEPLY CONNECTED WORLD IN POST PANDEMIC WORLD.

    TAKE YOUR BET, ITS FREE ANYWAY.

  5. mubarakchan Sep 14,2020 11:59 PM

    Tun,

    Headlines are important to give us an insight of what may come with a few words, thus

    1. ” UOB FREEZES HIRING, PROMOTIONS IN VIEW OF THE COVID 19 VIRUS.” Bloomberg.

    2. ” A TREMENDOUS RUN OF 75 YEARS 1945-2020. RICHARD HAASS PRESIDENT COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS WASHINGTON DC. ” Bloomberg

    Is Haass predicting the next 75 years will be unpredictable ?

    3. ” BREXIT FEARS SWEEPS THROUGH UK MARKETS AGAIN. ” Bloomberg.

    ‘Perfidious Albion’ was how the Napoleonic French described the British who were their foremost rivals in the 18th – early 19th Century Europe and around the World. And the UK with Boris Johnson at the helm is threatening to erase parts of the signed Brexit Agreement to the horror of the British pundits and the Europeans. I dare say that any wrong move will trigger the excitable Irish in Northern Ireland back to their old terrorist ways!

    The uncertainty of a sustainable socio-economic recovery in the West, especially in the United States and the UK with their lingering Covid 19 virus Pandemic, has given rise to doubts amongst their analysts that instead of a V-shaped rebound recovery, it is going to be K-shaped. The latter gives volatility and instability in socio-economic terms which is feared by those in the business of prediction of economic cycles. But some analysts even suggested a ‘bird wing rebound’ – so limpid and weak were the Pandemic ravaged economies !

    Be that as it may, the un-seeming calmness inside our Malaysian shores does give me the impression that our Leaders are either too busy politicking or overseas in Istanbul or other lush places. Let us all hope when the Moratorium is lifted on 1st October 2020, there will be no surprises thereafter.

    Strangely, the banks did not forewarn the Government of their O & G, construction industry, Hin Leong (RM 500 Million), Hyflux (RM 800 Million), SME etc. burdens but focus on the weak and ineffective individual borrowers !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  6. HBT456 Sep 12,2020 10:53 AM

    EVEN FOOTBALL MUST BE MELAYU MUSLIM BASE, YOU STILL NOT USED TO THIS KIND OF POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT?

    I DONT HAVE ANGER OR FRUSTRATION BECAUSE I KNOW PARTI-PARTI MELAYU CANNOT STAND ALONE, AND I KNOW THEY NEED OTHER RACE BASE POLITICAL SUPPORT TO BACK THEM UP VIA LOBBY ATAU CORRUPTION, ONLY THEY THEMSELVES KNOW SINCE ALL GLC AND YAYASAN MELAYU MUSLIM MUST BE HOLD BY MELAYU MUSLIM.

    I DO FEEL SORRY FOR THEM THOUGH, AND THEY TOO NEED TO PROVE THEMSELVES THAT THEY ARE CAPABLE TO DO THE JOBS SINCE THIS IS ABOUT OUR JOBS AND LIVES BEING A NON MALAY RACES IN MALAYSIA INCLUDING SABAH DAN SARAWAK.

  7. HBT456 Sep 12,2020 10:38 AM

    Correction: I AM SO USED TO THIS KIND OF HOSTILE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT, AND I BELIEVE MAINLAND CHINA HAS NO CHOICE BUT INCREASE THEIR ‘NATIONAL DEFENSE BUDGET’ TO GUARD THEIR BORDER TO MAKE CHINA GREAT AGAIN ALSO MACAM BUNYI JAM ANALOGUE OF TIT TAT TIK TAT, TIK TOK TIK TOK OR NO SOUND DIGITAL CLOCK WITH ADDED VALUE WHAT.

    P/S: MELAYU MUSLIM GO OUTER SPACE, MELAYU MUSLIM MENDAKI BENUA ANTARTICA, MELAYU MUSLIM MELAYAR DUNIA, MELAYU MUSLIM BERBASIKAL, MELAYU MUSLIM REMBIT MOTORCYCLE, MELAYU MUSLIM BASE MILITARY ETC… FOR A TINY SMALL SECULAR POPULATION LIKE MALAYSIA, WHICH ONE WILL CHOOSE AS MP?

  8. HBT456 Sep 12,2020 10:24 AM

    OF COURSE MALAYSIA GOT NO PROBLEM, BUT I AM NOT SURE ABOUT AHLI-AHLI PARTI MELAYU BUMIPUTRA YANG BERAGAMA ISLAM SEEM TO BE ‘OVER PERASAAN’ WHEN COMES TO THEIR RELIGION AND BANGSA EVEN PUTRAJAYA WAS BUILT TO ELEVATE THEM OUT OF POVERTY SINCE THEY HOLD THE MAJORITY VOTES, MUBARAKCHAN.

    DEMOCRATIC WORLD DURING PANDEMIC WHEREBY EVERYONE DONT NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW JUST BECAUSE THEY HOLD THE VOTES, MANA MASUK AKAL PUNYA?

    IT IS EITHER THEY LEARNED, PREPARED AND READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL, OR THEY DONT.

    IF ITS GOING TO BE A BEAR MARKET EVEN WHEN MDT WINS OUT, THEN, EVERYONE IS OUT OF JOB, AND CANNOT UPGRADE THEMSELVES, WORK HARDER AND TAKE PART TIME JOBS IN MALAYSIA, IS IT?

    I ALWAYS BELIEVE HARD WORKS ALWAYS PAY, AND THOSE WHO SPENT TIME IN COMPLAINING, SABOTAJ, JEALOUS AND ANGRY JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR ARE THE REAL LOSERS.

    WHY?

    BECAUSE THEY TRULY BELIEVE MAKING MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR FROM NOWHERE OR NOTHING; FROM NON-EXISTENT OR UNKNOWN SOURCE. THEY DONT SEEM TO WANT TO WORK TO EARN A LIVING, AND THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR WAITING FOR HANDSOUT OR WAITING TO BE RESCUED.

    I AM SO USED TO THIS KIND OF HOSTILE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT, AND I BELIEVE MAINLAND CHINA HAS NO CHOICE BUT INCREASE THEIR ‘NATIONAL DEFENSE BUDGET’ TO GUARD THEIR BORDER TO MAKE CHINA GREAT AGAIN ALSO MACAM BUNYI JAM TIT TAT TIK TAK, ATAU TIK TOK TIK TOK WHAT.

    AS FOR INDIA AND INDONESIA, THE MOST POPULATED DEMOCRATIC COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY AND THE MOST POPULATED MUSLIM SECULAR COUNTRY CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND USA EVENTHOUGH THEIR LABOR FORCE IS YOUNG, AND WAITING FOR ANOTHER RESCUE PLAN FROM IMF, G7, G25, ETC…. DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

    LIKE WHAT YOU SAID, MAN PROPOSED, GOD DISPOSED, MUBARAKCHAN.

    I PREFER TO THINK, THERE MUST BE GOOD REASONS WHY BAD THINGS HAPPENED, AND WHEN THESE BAD THINGS HAPPENED, THEN, WE WILL KNOW WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO AVOID, OR PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.

    IT IS AN ERNOMOUS EFFORT OF THE RULING GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR PEOPLE TO UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST ANYTHING THAT CAN BREAK THEM IN PIECES, THATS THE UNIVERSAL NORM AND COMMON SENSE, NO?

  9. mubarakchan Sep 12,2020 12:46 AM

    Tun,

    Here are two shocking headlines, one from the ‘Home of the Free’ and the other from the ‘Mother of all Parliaments’, thus

    !. ” PRESIDENT TRUMP BLAMES THE GENERALS FOR WAGING WARS ALL THE TIME ” CNN.

    2. ” EU PRESIDENT. THE BILL TO AMEND THE BREXIT AGREEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WILL BREAK THE TRUST BETWEEN THE UK AND THE EU.” Sky News.

    Self-explanatory shocking headlines in the Democratic World we know !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  10. mubarakchan Sep 9,2020 12:26 AM

    Tun

    Significant headlines keep us informed of important events in the World at large especially in these days of the Net and globalisation, thus

    1. ” PRIVATE SECTOR ECONOMISTS LOWER FULL YEAR GROWTH FORECAST TO -6% FOR SINGAPORE. ” SBT.

    2. ” TRUMP FLOATS ‘DECOUPLING’ U.S. ECONOMY FROM CHINA.” FT

    3. ” PRESIDENT VOWS TO END RELIANCE ON BEIJING AS HE RAISES ANTI-CHINESE RHETORIC IN RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. ” FT

    4. ” EU HARDENS STANCE AGAINST CHINA’S POWER PLAY. ” Singapore ST.

    The outside World is just as interesting as the inside !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  11. mubarakchan Sep 6,2020 2:04 AM

    Tun,

    A headline which should concern all of us, thus

    ” PETRONAS POSTS RM 16.5 BILLION LOSS. ” The Star

    This news item is the harbinger of more to come especially with the lifting of the Moratorium on 1 October 2020.

    Let us hope the Government has RM 250 Billion + RM 150 Billion at the ready because we should not expect the World to give us free lunch.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem if we all vote for Parti Pejuang !

  12. mubarakchan Sep 5,2020 1:56 AM

    Tun,

    Only in recent weeks I have been following the proceedings of the Singapore Parliament after the General Elections.

    Most of the debates concerned with the socio-economics which affected the man or woman-in-the-street. What interested me is the fact that Singapore is now in a Covid 19 virus Pandemic induced environment coupled with the unusual spectacle of a population of 3.2 Million supporting 800,000 Indian foreigners most of whom are in quarantine and could not be deported !

    Not only that, many of Singapore’s iconic institutions are not earning revenue after years of top achievements at neck-breaking speed. The prime examples are SIA, Changi Airport, the Malls, the hotels, in-bound tourists etc. Concomitantly, all these negativities affected the banks which are top class managed as in a World financial centre.

    By keeping a baleful eye on the proceedings in Singapore which is reputed to have an efficient Civil Service overseen by Singapore’s Leadership, we in Malaysia should have a glean of what will come for us in a few months down the road. And the best of all, Singaporean solutions to problems may provide answers to our similar problems. Thus, we avoid of making a mockery of ourselves or soot ourselves in the foot by making or announcing the wrong decisions !

    With the present intense politicking doing the rounds in Malaysia due to so many parties in the fray, there is very little time for the Leaders to ponder what will be the outcome of anything in the World of flux caused by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. A little help from anywhere goes a long way.

    For example, in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, the Aduns were more concerned with the Anti-Harassment (Anti-Bottom pinching) Bill than the revision of the Essential Laws like the Trustees Act 1949, the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and the Companies Act 1965 which are crucial to the economy and the middle-class or how to alleviate the sufferings of the populace due to the MCO and the lifting of the Moratorium on 1 October 2020.

    It is time somewhere along the line that priorities are put right for the Aduns to realise that they should not be distracted by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic or bread and butter politics but focus on the SOCIO-ECONOMICS which is the glue which keeps our diverse peoples together for so long!

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  13. mubarakchan Sep 4,2020 12:08 AM

    Tun,

    Here is another headline from Singapore, thus

    1. ” MAS INTRODUCES NEW SGD FUNDING FACILITY FOR BANKS, BOOSTS ACCESS TO LIQUIDITY. ” SBT

    A scenario which no well-managed bank in Singapore could have imagined to happen, has happened !

    Yet, our Government is impervious to the sufferings of the individual and all businesses in Malaysia. For sure, the drop in revenues from taxes from all types of sales would sound an alarm bell in the 2nd quarter of 2020. If there is no money with the populace, there must be no money in the banks.

    WITH THE LIFTING OF THE MORATORIUM ON 1 OCTOBER 2020, THE ONUS IS PUSHED TO THE CUSTOMERS OF THE BANKS TO BAIL OUT THE BANKS. AND THE BANKS WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO RECOVER NON-EXISTENT MONEY FROM THE PENNILESS CUSTOMERS ! And the banks will cry to the Government for help ! A messy scenario which may be avoided by just a simple extension announced by the Government for another 6 months.

    THIS IS ONE INSTANCE BY WHICH THE GOVERNMENT MUST RULE LIKE A GOVERNMENT AND NOT LIKE A COMMERCIAL BANKER BECAUSE THE LATTER IS ONLY PROFICIENT IN COUNTING BANKNOTES WITH MACHINES !

    2. ” FRANCE ANNOUNCES EU 100 BILLION STIMULUS. ” Bloomberg.

    After much tearing of hair and gnawing of teeth, the French Government finally announced the inevitable, a EU 100 Billion stimulus ! Is the Malaysian Government ready with their RM 250 Billion + RM 150 Billion firing power for the banks and others ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  14. mubarakchan Sep 2,2020 12:10 AM

    Tun,

    A couple of headlines from Singapore to put us back into the real World of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic thus,

    1. ” SINGAPORE BANKS WEAK OPERATING ENVIRONMENT WEIGHING ON RATINGS. FITCH.” SBT

    The things to come in Malaysia !

    2. ” RETHINKING APPROACH TO POLICIES AND POLITICS IN A TIME OF CHANGE IN SINGAPORE – GRACE HO. MPS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE WANT A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN APPROACH. IF THERE WAS A COMMON MESSAGE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL FENCE YESTERDAY, IT WAS SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS HAVE
    CHANGED AND SO TOO WENT THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO POLICIES AND POLITICS. BUT OTHER THINGS SUCH AS THE COUNTRY’S OPENNESS TO THE WORLD, ITS SUPPORT FOR A RULES BASED GLOBAL ORDER AND ITS VALUES OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DETERMINATION MUST NEVER CHANGE. ” Singapore Straits Times. Grace Ho is probably a PAP member.

    The old discarded Socio-economic Model for Singapore was to wait for the World to come to Singapore.

    Now with the shock of facing reality of zero revenues, SINGAPORE’S NEW SOCIO-ECONOMIC MODEL REACHES OUT TO THE WORLD ! This Policy is pragmatic in the face of a competing World by all countries.

    There goes Lee Kuan Yew’s meticulously planned 20th Century Socio-economic Model destroyed by the BRICS, the Crash of October 2008 and finally the Covid 19 virus Pandemic which all could not be predicted or foretold. And with it, his 4 initiatives as his legacy for Singapore and his inheritors being, Temasek, FTs imports, 2 casinos and the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer TPPA and now the CPTPP WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES MARKET !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  15. mubarakchan Aug 31,2020 11:16 PM

    Tun,

    To the World at large there are no holidays. Life goes on giving birth, living and dying.

    We are fortunate in Malaysia to live at the moment still under the aegis of our original Constitution as safe-guarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans since Merdeka on 31 August 1957 despite the collapse of our Leadership’s moral compass between 2004-2018.

    From a one Party State, we have evolved into a democratic country with many small political parties in keeping with our political norm. Coalition governments will be the order of the day.

    What used to cost only Straits Dollars 400,000 to win an GE in 1954, the cost is now beyond the calculations of an abacus ! A figure of at least RM 300,000 Million is the minimum. Hence, we now observe that the Leaders no longer rely on their own pocket books to keep accounts but on close aides to record or dispense millions of ringgits in cash. I also noticed from the Court cases, these aides do not count the money at all since the sums were so huge ! No Cash ? No problem. Bank Negara Malaysia will print some more !

    Mundane issues of the Malaysian kind aside, we now come into the real World with the following headlines, thus :-

    1. ” PRESSURE ON CAPITAL ADDS CAUTION OVER SINGAPORE BANKS’S RATING – FITCH.” SBT

    Even the well-managed Singapore banks are under pressure, least of all the Malaysian banks which are deemed to be back to do normal business on 1 October 2020. As always, Maybank and CIMB are the major creditors to the collapse of Hin Leong and Hyflux of Singapore.

    THE EX FM HAS CAUTIONED THE GOVERNMENT TWICE TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM BECAUSE ONCE THE CUSTOMER-BANKS LINK IS BROKEN, THE GOVERNMENT IS THE DEFENCE OF LAST RESORT WHICH IN THIS EVENT, THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS ARE EMPTY! AT LEAST RM 250 BILLIONS SHOULD BE READY TO PLUG ANY DEFICIENCY!

    2. ” SINGAPORE SEEKS TO CUT NUMBER OF EXPATRIATES AS RECESSION BITES ASIAN FINANCIAL HUB. TIGHTENS REGULATIONS ON EMPLOYING FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS. ” FT.

    When Singapore was rich immediately after the Cold War 1948-1989, Lee Kuan Yew being a devout conventionalist never gave thought to the absurdity of Singapore, a small place with 3 Million souls subsidising 1.2 Million FTs from India.

    Now the absurdity of illogic hits home with the force of mega-tons of negativity in the face of a recession compounded by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic revealed daily by the FTs trooping into quarantine camps. This is at a great cost to the Government which saw its revenues collapsed day by day since the 2nd quarter 2020.

    3. ” MALAYSIA : SHARES CLOSE LOWER ON MONDAY. ” SBT

    This piece of misinformation is now outmoded in the World of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic and the Net. SBT, PLEASE DON’T DO IT. IT LOOKS UGLY OR CHILDISH if you know what I mean !

    4. ” CRUISE INDUSTRY’S BILLION DOLLARS QUESTION: WHAT TO DO WITH THE SHIPS ? WITH LITTLE APPETITE FOR SAILINGS, THE US$ 150 Billion INDUSTRY HAS TOUGH DECISIONS TO MAKE ON ITS FLEETS. ” FT

    Life will go on as normal with the arrival of the 150 types of vaccines and a better understanding of the virus.

    5. ‘ DEATH OF MEASUREMENT. POSEN OF THE PEDERSEN INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON D.C. ‘ Bloomberg.

    Measurements like the GDP and other economics mathematical tools were out of range for sometime since the Crash of the Western Financial System in October 2008. Since then, the Financial System had to be propped up by multiple quantitative easing by the Fed, ECB, Bank o Japan etc. On the one hand, giants like China were showing figures which were sometimes difficult to comprehend whilst on the other like tiny Singapore, it may have proven worthwhile to pay less attention but to focus on employment and export/import revenues.

    Now with the all out attack on the world’s economies by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic, all economic statistics have gone out of the window because all countries found that stimulus after stimulus was found to be wanting except the Malaysian Government which believed that the Pandemic could be stopped in its tracks by DECREE that by lifting the Moratorium on 1 October 2020, all will be fine and dandy !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Are there any scientist in the Federal Cabinet of 79 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East ? Hopefully, these Aduns are not amateurs, fakes, liars, copy-cats, morons, idiots, clowns, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans ! Acheh !

  16. mubarakchan Aug 29,2020 1:38 AM

    Tun

    ” CPTPP. MOTION TO REFER AZMIN TO RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE FOR MISLEADING THE DEWAN RAKYAT. ACCORDING TO THE FORMER FINANCE MINISTER, AZMIN HAD CHOSEN TO OMIT FACTS WHEN TE LATTER TOLD PARLIAMENT THAT THE PAKATAN HARAPAN ADMINISTRATION ENDORSED RATIFICATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT OR TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (CPTPP). ” Malaysiakini.

    How can a Minister in a Cabinet of 79 Ministers and I Minister for the Middle East which does not consist of amateurs, fakes, copy-cats, liars, crooks, morons, clowns, play-boys, idiots of 1MDB fame, plagiarists or charlatans misled the Dewan Rakyat ? Something wrong somewhere so said an UMNO warlord when he discovered I was not ennobled !

    It is well-known that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Prof Jomo of the Council of eminent advisers are well aware that the CPTPP is the latest tool to kill Malaysia, the Malays and the non-Malays because only Singapore benefits by flooding the open Malaysian market with tariff free goods, labelled or re-labelled. The other countries are far away.

    Malaysia only benefits from its bio-medical products in 20 years time !

    Every time Malaysia signed on the dotted line with Singapore, she comes out stupid – the 1962 Water Agreement – a one page affair. the loss of Pulau Batu Putih which was owned by Malaya before Singapore was born. Without regard for Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest, the Government in 2018 was purported to have signed the 50 VOLUME CPTPP Agreement which was crafted by compromised Malaysian Civil Servants of no repute !

    FORTUNATELY, THE CPTPP WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES MARKET IS NOT RATIFIED BY PARLIAMENT YET ! Otherwise, it could be another con job created by OURSELVES ! Stupid.

    How Azmin got involved in this anti-Malaysia, anti-Malays, anti-Malaysian CPTPP is a mystery beyond my logic ?

    Even the UNCTAD in New Delhi published a treatise to CONDEMN THE TPPA WITH THE UNITED STATES MARKET NOW KNOWN AS CPTPP WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES MARKET WHICH PROF JOMO WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE INDICATED THAT THE CPTPP IS A FRAUD WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES MARKET !

    Why Government Officials are so keen to forget our SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST ?

    IS THE INSEAS OF SINGAPORE STILL INVITING YOUNG MALAY POLITICAL PROSPECTS TO SPEAK AT THEIR FORUM. THEREAFTER BUTTER THEM UP NICELY ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem is young and ambitious Malay politicians loved to be buttered up by INSEAS Singapore. So far, fortunately, ISEAS choices did not come up tops !

  17. mubarakchan Aug 29,2020 1:00 AM

    Tun

    How long can the commercial banks hide their profits/loss for the year 2020 ? One or two banks tried to include their results for 2019 in an effort to window dress their poor performance. But the real results for the dismal year 2020 will have to be presented by year’s end, thus

    1. ” MAYBANK DIVIDEND ABSENCE SURPRISES, DISAPPOINTS ANALYSTS.” The Edge

    2. ” NO 2ND QTR DIVIDEND FROM PUBLIC BANK AS PROFIT DOWN 24.5% ON MODIFICATION LOSS. ” The Edge.

    Public Bank is supposed to be a better managed bank !

    3. ” RHB 2ND QTR PROFIT FALLS TO RM 400.77 MILLION ON ONE OFF MODIFICATION
    LOSS. ” The Edge

    4. ” MAYBANK QTR 2 PROFIT DROPS 52%.” SBT

    5. ” RECOVERY MCO EXTENDED UNTIL DEC 31. ” Malaysiakini

    The few headlines above speak volumes of the dire straits of the banks in the grip of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. Maybank and CIMB have been known for months of their loans given to the bankrupts Hyflux and Hin Leong in Singapore. Public Bank is known to have many small businesses and house loans whilst RHB focussed on the retail businesses like share financing. All banks are up to their necks in hire-purchase and house loans which customers are wage-earners depending on their monthly wages.

    Taking cognisance of the fact that the Government is well aware that the Pandemic is still with us, it extended the MCO until Dec 31.

    BUT COMMON SENSE DID NOT CONSIDER THE FACT IF THE PANDEMIC IS STILL WITH US UNTIL 31 DECEMBER, THEN THE CRIPPLED ECONOMY IS STILL WITH US ALSO UNTIL 31 DECEMBER !

    BY LIFTING THE MORATORIUM TO PLEASE THE BANKS, TWO EVENTS WILL HAPPEN ! FIRSTLY, 60+% OF THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE FOUND TO BE UNABLE TO PAY THEIR LOANS AS THE ECONOMY WILL NOT HAVE RECOVERED. SECONDLY, THE BANKS WILL CRY FOR HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT. Complications will set in when the thousands of customers in default are taken to Court by the banks without mercy.

    THIS BECOMES AN EXPLOSIVE POLITICAL PROBLEM CREATED BY THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES THEMSELVES BY PUSHING THE ONUS TO THE PENNILESS BANK CUSTOMERS AND THE BANKS. In this Pandemic crisis, the Government must take ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES LIKE ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD and not shirk from the vital task of saving the customers and their businesses and the banks by piece-meal measures.

    6. ” MORATORIUM ESTIMATED AT RM 74.3 BILLION AS OF AUGUST 14. FINANCE MINISTRY.” Malaysiakini.

    This RM 74.3 Billion is not a loss BUT DEFERRED PAYMENT BY THE CUSTOMERS WHICH THE GOVERNMENT PUSHED TO THE BANKS CUSTOMERS TO BEAR INSTEAD BY ITSELF VIA LIFTING THE MORATORIUM ON 1 OCTOBER 2020 AS THOUGH THE ECONOMY IS NORMAL. But the Government confirmed that it is not NORMAL by not lifting the MCO until 31 December 2020.

    THE GOVERNMENT’S RIGHT HAND DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE LEFT HAND DOES ! Sad.

    The Rakyat, the banks, the economy etc will be in a mess because the vital decision of saving the customers and the banks by extending the Moratorium FOR ALL beyond 1 October 2020 by the Government has become a NON-STARTER. This negativity will boomerang back to the Government when the banks are faced with mass defaults. Already, THE BANKS MID-YEAR RESULTS ARE TROUBLING.

    NO ONE UNDERSTANDS. NO ONE CARES !

    IT IS UNWISE TO KID OURSELVES THAT OUR ECONOMY IS NOW NORMAL. How can it be when the Government’s coffers are empty, oil is at US$ 45 per barrel, the palm oil industry having labour shortages, and most of the retail businesses closed shop. etc. Not including 2 million unemployed ! And Bank Negara Malaysia foreign reserves are only US$ 104 Billion !. AMAZON IS NOW WORTH US$ 1 Trillion !

    THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR MERKEL SAID TODAY SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHEN THE PANDEMIC WILL END !

    This is what is happening in the World outside of Malaysia. It is not a joke.

    7. ” SINGAPORE FACTORY OUTPUT SHRINKS FOR THIRD MONTH IN JULY WITH SHARPER 8.4% FALL. ” The Star

    8. ” CORONAVIRUS LATEST. UK FACES POUNDS STERLING 22 BILLION HIT FROM COLLAPSE IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM. ” FT

    9. ” NEW IDEAS. HARD CHOICES ETC. SAID PRESIDENT HALIMAH AT THE OPENING OF THE SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT ON MONDAY 24 AUGUST 2020. ” CNA

    Even the paragon of all that is good to some like HBT, Singapore, is forced to change its Socio-economic Model because most of its revenue sources collapsed ! Is the Malaysian Government living in dreamland, depending only on petroleum and palm oil with empty coffers, banks in trouble and 2 million unemployed ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. THE PROBLEM WILL ARISE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO RM 400 BILLION FIRING POWER TO BAIL OUT ALL INCLUDING THE BANKS AFTER THE MORATORIUM IS LIFTED ON 1 OCTOBER 2020 ! Sad.

  18. mubarakchan Aug 26,2020 12:19 AM

    Tun,

    Again here is a headline which should wake us up, thus

    ” SINGAPORE’S CORE INFLATION FALLS TO DECADE LOW AT -0.4% in July. ” Singapore Business Times.

    Singapore has pumped S$100 Billion into its economy since the beginning of the year. Yet, the inflation is negative ! The PM has hinted that this cannot go on like this.

    In Malaysia, the Government with empty coffers has just raised the debt ceiling to 60% of the GDP. Hopefully, when the Moratorium is lifted in October 2020, the Government has at least RM 250 Billion firing power at the ready !

    And by amending the Bankruptcy Act 1967 in bits and pieces is no panacea to a greater problem. The Act must be completely revised and up-dated like in Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and Australia !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  19. mubarakchan Aug 26,2020 12:04 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT, THUS

    ” 4. ‘ The feeble minded DAP was thought to be a Trojan Horse but turned out to be a Malaysian Donkey ! Not only that. the DAP now cannot claim to be ” as white as virgin snow ” or like ” Caesar’s wife beyond reproach ” because of recent avoidable legal issues. To lose Power whilst in Power cost them a lot – at least 10%-20% of their seats from hard-core votes !”

  20. mubarakchan Aug 23,2020 12:28 AM

    Tun,

    Headlines from everywhere keep our minds turning and our hearts palpitating, and sometimes, we wonder what’s happening in old Istanbul, Turkey at the height of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic which enticed one of the 79 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East to brave the gauntlet of this deadly virus at all costs including his Life !

    It is not surprising to find Malaysians everywhere and at all times.

    I had a friend who circumnavigated the globe at the Equator on the same trip he flew over the Arctic and the Antarctica ! He also visited Timbuctoo amongst many others !

    And while I was sipping tea sitting outside the Hotel St Gotthard, Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, I asked a Malaysian-looking waiter whether he was from Malaysia. I choked when he told me he was from Tapah, Perak and he was not returning home anytime soon. That was over 20 years ago !

    1. ” US ACCELERATES DEFENCE SALES TO RING OF NATIONS IN INDO-PACIFIC. JAPAN SPENDS $ 23 BILLION ON F-35s WHILE INDONESIA ACQUIRES EIGHT OSPREYS FOR $ 2 BILLION. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Ouch ! Does it pay to play with the big boys ?

    I wonder what happened to Singapore’s proposed acquisition of the F-35 stealth jets ? A few days ago, China’s Foreign Minister visited Singapore for the World-class chilli crab ?

    It pays for Malaysia to be friends of all like Switzerland, in a strategic geo-political location as one of the most important 4 small countries of the World being UK, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia !

    2. ” HOW GOVERNMENT WILL TACKLE COVID 19’s ECONOMIC IMPACT IN PARLIAMENT.
    THESE BILLS ARE SUBJECT BANKRUPTCY THRESHOLD, SET UP A COVID-19 FUND AND ADDRESS CONTRACT ISSUES. ” Malaysiakini.

    Yet, the essential Laws like the Trustees Act 1949. the Bankruptcy Act 1967, the Companies Act 1965 are not up-dated wholly like in Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and Australia.

    Laws must be up-dated wholly within the context of the Act and not by piece-meal or ad hoc amendments which solve nothing but add more uncertainties or confusion. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    3. ” EX-MACC CHIEF DENIES ITS LOCK-UPS ARE HAUNTED.” Malaysiakini

    This struck me as odd that fully grown men in the 21st Century of bright lights everywhere still believe in ghosts !

    4. ” INVESTORS ABANDON GENTING CRUISE UNIT AFTER DEBT FREEZE. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Let us all hope the relevant authorities wake-up with RM 400 Billion firing power at the ready and forget about ghosts or Istanbul !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  21. mubarakchan Aug 22,2020 12:48 AM

    Tun

    I suppose a person like me cannot live without the ever enticing headlines to mull over, thus

    1. ” WEE. BN WILL NOT TAKE EASY WAY OUT. ” The Star

    Is this fellow fit to be Leader of MCA or a Minister ? He openly admits he will always do things the difficult way, not the easy way – unless he was mis-quoted.

    Or the other fellow Minister who was asked after the downing of MH 17 by a missile over a war torn zone, why MAS flew over it. He replied, ” No one told us not to fly over it.” The whole world knew it was a war zone. Yet, without initiative and responsibility, over 200 innocent men, women and children lives were lost.

    2. ” CHINA’S TOP DIPLOMAT CALLS ON PM LEE HSIEN LOONG AND DPM HENG SWEE KEAT DURING VISIT. ” ST.

    What’s cooking in the South China Sea ?

    3. ” MALAYSIAN TYCOON BEHIND TUMBLING CRUISE FIRM GENTING HONG KONG, PUTS FORTUNE ON LINE. MALAYSIAN TYCOON LIM KOK THAY HAS PLEDGED NEARLY HIS ENTIRE STAKE IN EMBATTLED CRUISE OPERATOR GENTING HONG KONG AS COLLATERAL FOR LOANS.” The Star.

    These are trying times for all, big and small.

    Let us all hope our Government is ready and willing with RM 400 Billion firing power. Let us also hope the 79 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East are not amateurs, fakes, liars, clowns, idiots, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans !

    4. ” F SHOULD MEAN FOOD. MALAYSIA’S FGV LOOKS BEYOND PALM OIL. PLANTATION OWNER HAS STRUGGLED SINCE STOCK MARKET DEBUT BUT CEO WANTS TO DIVERSIFY TO BECOME A REGIONAL POWERHOUSE IN FOOD PRODUCTION. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    The international media will always pick any newsworthy item !

    Kudos to the CEO of FGV which had RM 6 Billion cash on listing but ended up with a RM 11 Billion debt in 2018. To where did the RM 17 Billion go ?

    Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin had advised that the agro-food sector should be subsidised and up-graded in the general interest of all concerned like in Japan, Switzerland and many developed countries. Apart from aqua-farming with coastal conservation, there is this huge food production market which is waiting to be further developed in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN with the rest of the World in the Middle East and China.

    Malaysia is ideally sited for food production and processing of raw or unfinished products from the Southern Antipodes for final processing and export beyond its shores. Nestle has been in Malaysia for decades because of its strategic and logistics location complemented by good workers.

    FGV now has the right gumption to do the right thing for its long suffering stakeholders.

    The World of food processing and production can be very exciting !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  22. mubarakchan Aug 21,2020 1:15 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    1. ” SINGTEL TO BE HIT ESPECIALLY HARD IN Q1 2021 BY PANDEMIC RELATED CURBS, ECONOMIC DECLINE: S & P. ” SBT

    2. ” GENTING HONG KONG SUSPENDS PAYMENTS TO CREDITORS. ” SBT

    Even the very best name in the World is affected by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. Malaysia will be no exception !

  23. mubarakchan Aug 21,2020 1:10 AM

    Tun,

    More of the headlines which announced the effects of the coronavirus affecting major corporations, thus

    1. ” QANTAS LOST A$ 1.9 BILLION IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT ENDING JUNE 2020.” Bloomberg.

    2. ” SIA USED UP S$ 500 MILLION IN JUNE. ” CNA

    3. ” THAILAND 12.2% GDP FALL IN 2ND QUARTER MARKS TROUGH. ECONOMISTS. ”
    SBT.

    When bad news come, they come in spades !

    4. ” NO NEED FOR GOVERNMENT TO BE STINGY. COVID 19 ECONOMIC AID IS VITAL. AN ADDITIONAL RM 45 BILLION IS NEEDED TO SAVE NOT ONLY MALAYSIAN JOBS, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES BUT ALSO MANUFACTURERS. Guan Eng ” Malaysiakini.

    5. ” SURVEY. 41 PERCENT OF MANUFACTURERS CANNOT SURVIVE 12 MONTHS. MANUFACTURING CONTRIBUTES 21.46 PERCENT OF MALAYSIA’S GDP IN 2019.” Malaysiakini.

    Let us hope the Government has RM 450 Billion firing Power when aid is needed BECAUSE AS SOON AS THE MORATORIUM IS LIFTED IN OCTOBER, THERE IS EVERY LIKELIHOOD THAT THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY WILL BE SHOWN LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD – still in the grip of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. Many countries have now given up hope of a V curve rebound !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  24. mubarakchan Aug 19,2020 11:31 PM

    Tun,

    Wherever we turnED our heads our eyes always met headlines on the coronavirus, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE ST PUBLISHERS AXES 140 NON-NEWSROOM JOBS. ” ST
    Even the Singapore Government.

    2. ” JAPAN’S EXPORTS PLUNGE AND CRASH FROM COVID 19. JAPAN’S EXPORTS PLUNGED 19.2% IN JULY FROM A YEAR EARLIER AS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SAPPED GLOBAL DEMAND FOR GOODS FROM THE THIRD LARGEST ECONOMY GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWED. EXPORTS TO THE US ESPECIALLY SUFFERED A 19.5% DECLINE. SHIPMENTS OF PLASTIC GOODS, IRON AND STEEL AND COMPUTER PARTS WEAKENED.” Nikkei Asian Review

    It is safe to predict that it will take at least 12 months from now for any economy to recover if ever because factories orders are taken 12 months in advance. The Malaysian Government should always monitor the factories orders received !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always No problem.

  25. mubarakchan Aug 19,2020 12:19 AM

    Tun,

    Here is a headline which created more questions than answers, thus

    ” DAP LOKE MOOTS CEASEFIRE TO ENSURE POLITICAL STABILITY. ” Malaysiakini

    I reckon this YB definitely knew much more about the political scenarios which led to his seamless ejection out of Power in Putrajaya.

    It is a pity that the DAP Leadership did not see the consequences of any negative movement caused by any Party in the PH Team during their short sojourn. As a result, the PH cracked up after only 22 months in Power ! It was indeed a great disappointment which could have been avoided by some one culpable !

    Common sense dictated that the DAP’s only viable and sustainable political Life-line to hang on to Power, was to stick with their Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad through thick or thin.

    Whoever advised the DAP to take an equivocal stance or to serve 3 masters, or to ignore the revered Constitution as safeguarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans, should now be culpable without a doubt !

    Or is it the whole DAP Leadership thought the same which was that they were so very smart as to eat the cake and get away with it ? When the time came to show their hand, their 40 Dewan Rakyat seats amounted to nothing. The DAP was beaten through their over-confidence and insouciance which I called feeble-mindedness !

    It mystified me why the DAP gained Power with great difficulty through such an illustrious and capable Leader as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against all odds and yet they turned out not like a “bunch of idiots” of 1MDB fame but like amateurs ?

    Now, the DAP is seeking a Moratorium on ‘political squabbling of a Malaysian kind’ until the next General Elections.

    My view is that this is only possible if each politician has his or her self-respect in relation to their important roles in the Malaysian firmament which is by up-keeping the Prestige, Honour and Self-respect of our beloved Malaysia as one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia, then and then only all these mud-slinging should stop until the next General Election.

    All these folks must wake-up and realise that we are all in the same boat. We either sail to success or sink into oblivion and ignominy ! This is Realpolitik for you and me, YB !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  26. mubarakchan Aug 18,2020 11:35 PM

    Tun

    These are critical and trying times for countries and peoples of the World.

    There is no one single exception of being free from the maladies of whether the Covid 19 virus Pandemic or the deleterious effects of this curse on the politics and socio-economics of a country, big or small.

    Some pundits have question the efficacy of conventional economics as practised before 2008 ! GDPs ? What GDPs may I ask ? All GDPs have been torn into tatters by the Pandemic beyond recognition.

    Singapore was the World’s renowned place known for its immaculate financial house-keeping with zero Corruption second to none. Now suddenly, its Lee Kuan Yew social-economic Model of the 20th Century does not work anymore because there is no data to be fed into it for a worthwhile and tangible response.

    And so it is with the socio-economic Models of the whole World. Until the dust of the Pandemic settles sometime in the future which no one knows when because different countries have a different outlook or oversight on the Pandemic, then and then only, the economists and the lawmakers of the day have something tangible to work on. In the meantime, billions of US Dollars will have to bail out all the sinking ships to ease the hardships and sufferings of their citizens.

    The great United States and Great Britain are still getting nowhere in their varied attempts to beat the Pandemic being of many minds to come to a firm decision from whether to wear masks down to partying in scanty swim-wear in close proximity by the sea-side. Whatever happened, spikes of the Virus returned in Spain, Germany, Hong Kong etc ! These countries now scrambled in fear to face the Pandemic again !

    As I told my family, we must now wear the mask every day, wash our hands regularly and avoid crowded places even though we have been vaccinated.

    This is the very first time that a virus nearly beat Medical Science since the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Thanks to the different levels of activities of the Human Society, from eating wild animals, those who jetted around the World and Democracy embracing Human Rights !

    And here are a few snippets of headlines to put all into context thus,

    1. ” UK RETAILER MARKS & SPENCER AXES 7,000 JOBS ON VIRUS FALLOUT. ” ST

    2. ” THE DECOUPLING OF THE US AND CHINA HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.” FT.

    At the end of the Cold War 1948-1989, Uncle Sam with full confidence announced his hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” Little did he realised that the BRICS benefitted the most from America on
    this score at Singapore’s expense.

    It is of no surprise that China did what they were claimed to have done by President Trump. China is 150 years behind the times having just emerged from their Communistic cocoon in 1982 ! The schism between the United States will go on with less high profile adventures by the Democrats. The Pandemic will ensure that this will happened since it is already politicised by President Trump.

    And the other snippets, thus

    3. ” EXPERTS DISPUTE MALAYSIA’S CLAIM OF MORE INFECTIOUS CORONAVIRUS STRAIN. SAY VARIANT IS NOT NEW. ” ST.

    The Singaporean experts claimed that they identified 100 cases in February 2020 and many other countries have done the same. The Philippines had already identified similar strains. Today, India claimed to have identified 34 new strains of the Coronavirus !

    4. ” COVID 19. SINGAPORE EXPERTS QUESTION CLAIM D614G MORE CONTAGIOUS.”

    The misinformation borders on ethics in the pursuit of medical science which is now played out in Washington DC where politics over-ride medical science to the detriment of the populace at large and without regard to the solid body of professional opinion of the best medical specialists in the World.

    Hence, in Malaysia, it is so very important that our elites are not amateurs, fakes, liars, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans to guide those Leaders who rule over us !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  27. mubarakchan Aug 17,2020 11:50 PM

    Tun

    Here are more headlines from countries which trade with us to show their sufferings under the Covid 19 virus Pandemic, thus

    1. ” HENG SWEE KIAT DPM ANNOUNCES S$ 8 BILLION MORE COVID 19 MEASURES. EXTENDS JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME. SOME $ 8 BILLION MORE WILL BE SPENT TO SAVE JOBS, CREATE NEW ONES AND SEIZE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES. ” Singapore ST.

    Malaysia is approximately 4 months behind Singapore in this aspect.

    Singapore before this had already spent nearly S$ 100 Billion to ease the sufferings of her peoples. Of which, S$ 33 Billion came from her hard-earned reserves.

    Malaysia should not be complacent with her statistics but rely on the hard-facts from the outside World daily.

    The EU exuberance on their early recovery has now been set back with no end in sight. Some pundits now call the expected recovery to be ‘BIRD WING SHAPE !’

    Here are some more factual headlines thus

    2. ” JAPAN SUFFERS WORST ECONOMIC PLUNGE IN 40 YEARS.” The Star

    The Japanese are not complacent or joking ! A Senior Minister Singapore commented, ” The trade in the World is very weak.”

    3. ” JAPAN GDP CONTRACTS ANNUALIZED 27.8% in APRIL-JUNE. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    4. ” THAILAND GDP CONTRACTS 12.3%. THE WORST SINCE 1998. ” CNA.

    5. ” ITS TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE REAL DANGER FACING THE WORLD RECOVERY. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    6. ” WEIGHING THE COST OF A HISTORIC RECESSION. JOBS ON THE LINE AND THE EXAMS DEBACLE IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.” FT.

    The UK did not handle the Covid 19 virus Pandemic well. Instead of one giant blitzkreig, the Government adopted multiple minor measures trying to keep the sinking Titanic afloat at minimum cost. The Titanic is still sinking like in the United States where they love to talk all the time whilst the Titanic sinks beneath their feet. Maybe full-fledged Democracies are not suitable to handle Pandemics ?

    Man Proposes. God Disposes !

    Our beloved Malaysia requires at last RM 400 Billion firing power at the ready, come what may !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  28. mubarakchan Aug 16,2020 11:27 PM

    Tun,

    A headline which caught my eye today, thus

    1. ” NOR SAMSIAH. WORST IS BEHIND US. THE REITERATION BY GOVERNOR DATUK NOR SAMSIAH YUNUS DURING THE ONE HOUR BRIEFING THAT THE WORST IS OVER FOR THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY IS NOT BASELESS OPTIMISM BUT IS GROUNDED ON SEVERAL KEY INDICATORS THAT HAVE SHOWN MARLED IMPROVEMENTS. ” The Star.

    Did the YB Gabenor make a political statement on the economy ?

    Yesterday, a headline which contained some serious forebodings, thus

    2. ” BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SLASHES STAKES IN US BANKS. WARREN BUFFET’S GROUP PARES HOLDINGS OF WELLS FARGO, JP MORGAN, PNC AND GOLDMAN SACHS. ” FT

    Warren Buffet assessment is correct. He is at least 3 to 6 months ahead of the field. My guess is if Trump loses, the Dow will crash 5,000 points because all the gnomes of Zurich are propping up the Dow which is the only visible indicator they can fix in favour of Trump who relies entirely on their support of money !

    3. ” OUR 173,000 PEOPLE IN JOHOR EXPECTED TO LOSE JOBS. SAYS MB.” The Star

    A good MB who cares for the Rakyat with a view of the future to come. There should be more like him who recognises the reality of present day Malaysia under the Covid 19 virus Pandemic.

    4. ” HISHAMUDDIN. MALAYSIA’S BACK ON GOOD TERMS WITH CHINA AND INDIA SINCE THE PN TOOK OVER. The Star.

    Is this a case of counting the chicken before they are hatched ?

    India’s most wanted man is still in town. Australia the great white knight should take him over. Besides, a couple of Malaysians are still on the wanted list of the Republic of India’s police.

    And as for China a country which never never never forgets, here is a headline, thus

    5. ” MALAYSIA SAYS CHINA’S MARITIME CLAIMS HAVE NO LEGAL RIGHTS. COUNTRY USES LANGUAGE SIMILAR TO US AND AUSTRALIA OVER SOUTH CHINA SEA. IN A LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MALAYSIA HAS STATED THAT CHINA’S MARITIME CLAIMS HAVE NO LEGAL BASIS. POLITICALLY SIGNALLING THAT KUALA LUMPUR S HARDENING ITS STANCE. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    With China, Malaysia takes a hard stance. With Singapore, Malaysia rushed to The Hague with Singapore in tow to legally give possession to Singapore a Malaysian asset which was Malaysia’s from the beginning of Time, Pulau Batu Putih. Both events concerned Sovereignty and National Interest. Why the difference ? What happened ? I do not understand.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. MALAYSIA SHOULD HAVE A FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS NEUTRAL AND FRIENDLY TO ALL COUNTRIES IN KEEPING WITH ITS STATUS AS ONE OF 4 IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. We should not get involved with other people’s quarrels which have nothing to do with us. What if these contentious folks kiss and make up tomorrow ? Do we do the same ?

  29. mubarakchan Aug 16,2020 2:05 AM

    Tun

    A headline which foretells the things to come for the rest of the World, thus

    ” BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SLASHES STAKES IN US BANKS. WARREN BUFFET GROUP PARES HOLDINGS OF WELLS FARGO, J P MORGAN, PNC, AND GOLDMAN SACHS. ” FT

    This is self-explanatory in these Corvid 19 virus Pandemic times.

    Hopefully, our Government has a firing power of RM 400 Billion in anticipation.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  30. mubarakchan Aug 15,2020 12:47 AM

    Tun,

    The following headline is unavoidable to all countries at the present time during the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. A pestilence which came so swiftly with no warning, thus

    1. ” MALAYSIA’S GDP PLUNGES 17.1% in Q2. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Malaysia is not alone in this predicament.

    The United States is still grappling with the Pandemic about 3 months from its Presidential elections. When this malady ends, no one dares to predict !

    It pays for the Government to be armed with sufficient funds to protect our country and its Rakyat because no Government has yet to declare the Pandemic is over.

    Victoria in Australia, Auckland in New Zealand, France, Spain and Germany have all reported the return of the virus. This virus will be with us a long long time. Hence, all conventional economics have been thrown out of the window.

    A new Era of huge deficits in every Budget comes into play in a situation of recession since 2008 which has not been resolved yet with all the central banks compromised politically – In a situation which is so nightmarish that no worthy economist dares utter a single word for fear of breaking the thin ice which they all are skating on by holding hands to keep themselves afloat.

    Yet, our Governments between 2004 to 2018 deemed it fit not to save for the rainy day which is now ! Mega projects and buildings which served no real purpose were the norm. A pointer to show how absolute Power corrupts absolutely !

    2. ” HIGHER DEBT IS TEMPORARY AND MANAGEABLE SAYS BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA. ” Malaysiakini.

    A Trillion thanks for the timely reminder, Bank Negara Malaysia !

    3. ” CHINA’S DAYS AS WORLD FACTORY ARE OVER. iPHONE MAKER SAYS BECAUSE OF THE TRADE DISPUTE.” The Star.

    Apart from a solitary report of a huge Japanese logistic hub in Port Klang, there seemed to be no other Japanese interest in Malaysia.

    As I have said before our Government must go all out to attract and welcome the Japanese industrialists to Malaysia.

    There are many affordable sites on the Peninsula, and in Sarawak and Sabah for them. This is the right time to send official missions to Japan to provide service, information to the Japanese business community to invest in Malaysia because Japan is one country which understood and worked with us a long time ago. It is alleged that China is now more interested to invest in Thailand and Indonesia than Malaysia.

    It is not like the old days anymore when foreign investors sought us out. Nowadays, all countries around Malaysia are after the same foreign investor. As it is said, ‘ The early bird catches the worm !’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  31. mubarakchan Aug 13,2020 12:51 AM

    Tun,

    Two headlines to keep our focus on events around us, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE MAY TAKE SOME QUARTERS TO BOUNCE BACK FROM 2020 RECESSION ” SBT.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s 20th Century Socio-economic Model for Singapore has finally collapsed by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. His 4 Initiatives to save Singapore and his Legacy for his inheritors failed by 2020 with no footprint discernible being Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the TPPA now CPTPP.

    Unofficially, it is now admitted that because of the post-Covid 19 virus Pandemic, a new model has to be considered. THERE IS ONLY ONE, I PRESUME.

    It is for Singapore to confederate with the United Kingdom which also needs a giant footprint.

    There are many types of confederation, ranging from Canada to Switzerland. Such a confederation between two island States will bring immense benefits to themselves in terms of everything and also their neighbours without doing sneaky things like the TPPA/CPTPP (using compromised minor Civil Servants) to enslave Malaysia and gain leverage !

    Lee Kuan Yew missed the bonanza of 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce 1980s – 2002, and Singapore nearly foundered in 2020 because he did not considered all the options for Singapore. GOLD WOULD HAVE COME UP TOPS, NOT THE GNOMES OF ZURICH !

    The 4-legged horse called Confederation has arrived. It is time for Singapore to jump on it or else the horse may never come again. It is the timing which turns failure into success. No problem.

    THIS IS THE NEW SOCIO-ECONOMIC MODEL FOR SINGAPORE ! Singapore confederates with the United Kingdom. Like this Scotland will stay in the Confederation !

    2. ” REMOVAL OF EXPORT PERMIT FOR PROCESSED FOOD, FLORI-CULTURE HAILED AS A GOOD MOVE. ” The Edge

    Oh, where were you DAP during the 22 months, May 2018 – March 2020 ?
    The Edge.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  32. mubarakchan Aug 13,2020 12:20 AM

    Tun,

    1. ” DAP. UNEMPLOYMENT DATA SHOWS BLANKET LOAN MORATORIUM SHOULD BE EXTENDED” Malaysiakini.

    My view is that the unemployed may be as high as 2 Million not including the over 600,000 bankrupts inclusive of 200,000 young Malays.

    2. ” DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER. BANKS CAN EXTEND MORATORIUM AS THEY HAVE SUFFICIENT BUFFER. ” The Star.

    The YB is just stating the banks will revert to normal banking with the Government passing the buck to the borrowers which are left naked at the mercy of the banks. It is a real possibility that in such a scenario in which the borrowers could not pay at all, the banks will call for help from the Government to save them. AT THIS POINT, THE GOVERNMENT HAS A POLITICAL PROBLEM WITH THE BORROWERS AND A MONEY PROBLEM WITH THE BANKS WHICH IT CANNOT WRIGGLE OUT OF – A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OWN MAKING !

    If the Government responds now to DIRECT THE BANKS TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS, ALL 3 PARTIES WOULD HAVE AVOIDED AN UNSAVOURY SITUATION. A good or bad example is how the ex-CM of Pulau Pinang did not foresee the future which he could have avoided and got himself into an unholy mess which unfortunately involved his wife and friend !

    FORE-WARNED IS FORE-ARMED.

    3. ” MORATORIUM ON LOAN REPAYMENTS AT RM 66.6 BILLION ” The Star

    4. ” FINANCE MINISTRY. MALAYSIA’S ACTUAL DEBT IS RM 823 BILLION NOT RM 1.27 TRILLION. ” The Star.

    Does this latest figure include the GLCs loans, letters of guarantee etc ? Also, this shows that there is room for the Government to extend the Moratorium for another 6 months as stated by the Deputy Minister of Finance.

    5. ” BANKS IN THE COUNTRY ARE CAPABLE OF EXTENDING THE TARGETED MORATORIUM PERIOD FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2020 AS THEY HAVE ADEQUATE BUFFERS. (AS ADMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT). SO FAR RM 66 BILLION OUT OF RM 100 BILLION ALLOCATED UNDER THE STIMULUS PACKAGES ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN USED BY THE BANKS FOR THE MORATORIUM ASSISTANCE.” The Edge.

    It is crystal clear that the banks SUFFER NO LOSS BY EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS, FROM OCTOBER 2020.

    Why must the Government forces the Rakyat to suffer and tie themselves into knots UNNECESSARILY when solid facts and figures show no loss to the 3 parties concerned being the Government, the Banks and the Borrowers !

    Does this looming scandal illustrate a DIRE LACK OF THE ELITE AGAIN ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  33. mubarakchan Aug 12,2020 12:24 AM

    Tun,

    Here is a headline from Singapore on the dire effects of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic affecting a tiny country’s socio-economic model which was based nearly all revenues from outside its borders, thus

    ” ECONOMY PLUNGES AT RECORD RATE. GDP YEAR ON YEAR – 13.2%. QUARTER ON QUARTER – 42.9%. Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry. ” Singapore ST.

    It is officially alleged that Singapore’s economic recovery will be slow and uneven because of her reliance on foreign revenues.

    Unlike Hong Kong which sits on the back-side of China, Singapore is based on the audacious ambitions of Lee Kuan Yew which confidence was bolstered by the lush profits of the Cold War 1948-1989 as blessed by Uncle Sam. Thereafter, because of Uncle Sam’s spiel, “Globalisation. Free Trade. Human Rights”, the BRICS just took over this lush trade as principals !

    Lee Kuan Yew carried on with his conventional economics and faith in the gnomes of Zurich without realising that Singapore must have her own international leverage after the Cold War 1948-1989 and her strategic geo-political role had diminished. He faithfully put his loyalty and belief on the same as in the Cold War 1948-1989.

    With a beautiful hindsight in 2020, it is clear that Singapore is very much alone in this cold and harsh World !

    If Lee Kuan Yew had not been so Westernised and considered all the options for a Singapore without natural resources, he would have come to invest in GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce up to 4,000 tons (with all Singapore’s Cold War profits) from 1980s to 2002. Today, the price of GOLD is US$ 2,000 per ounce ! But his character is such that he always feared of being a loser. Hence, his complete reliance on conventional economics and worshipped the gnomes of Zurich, Oxbridge and the Ivy League.

    Gold would have brought a huge windfall of new employment, business and industry to Singapore for Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy, Singapore’s sustainability and his inheritors. But, Singapore became just an ordinary investor like any other in Wall Street and the City relying completely on the gnomes of Zurich paying hard-earned and real Singapore money for the funny or monopoly money signed by the gnomes of Zurich.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  34. mubarakchan Aug 7,2020 12:16 AM

    Tun,

    Here is another headline which concerns the proper drafting and implementation of the Laws of the country without which Justice could not be well-served, thus

    ” COVID BILL. RAISING NATIONAL DEBT LIMIT NECESSARY. ECONOMIST. THE INCREASE IN THE DEBT LIMIT WILL GIVE MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PRESCRIBE ADDITIONAL FISCAL STIMULUS SAYS AN ECONOMIST. ” Malaysiakini

    Where were this fellow all the time, on Mars ? The country has been in crisis since the beginning of 2020. It is now August 2020. Much time and money have been lost by the slow reaction to this Pandemic Calamity and the Government’s generous haircut of US$ 8 Billion to Goldman Sachs. Soon, the banks will be overwhelmed by the flood of bankrupts, both individual and corporate !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  35. mubarakchan Aug 7,2020 12:01 AM

    Tun,

    A most disturbing headline has appeared in the media, thus

    1. ” MTUC URGES GOVERNMENT TO ORDER BANKS NOT TO START BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS. ” The Star.

    Companies listed on the Bursa are in it too like the O & G and construction companies etc.

    As I have been highlighting for years that the “Ministers of Law in the BN and the PH PMO were only ornamental and did not up-date the essential Laws like the Trustees Act 1949, Companies Act 1965, Bankruptcy Act 1967. All these Acts govern the business, livelihoods, wealth, productivity etc of millions of people concerned – the Middle Class.

    Now the Covid 19 virus Pandmeic has added more pain to all and sundry which were already saddled with out-of-date Laws like the Trustees Act 1949, Bankruptcy Act 1967 and Companies Act 1965 etc due to the ineffectiveness of the so-called Minister of Law PMO ! I remember one just smiled all the time. Another thought she was photogenic and was included in a Cabinet always. One only thought about secession all the time !

    An ex-Minister of Law PMO is only fit to be the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat as has been confirmed recently.

    Right down to this moment, all Governments treated this Minister of Law post as though it is only a sign board of no significance.

    Unlike Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia which all treat the post of Minister of Law seriously BECAUSE THESE COUNTRIES LEADERS KNOW THAT THE RULE OF LAW IS A SERIOUS AND LIVING THING WHICH HAS TO BE UP-DATED ALL THE TIME UNLIKE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE WHICH COMMON AILMENTS OCCUR COMMONLY. Because the Law deals with human beings and money all the time, each case is different from another.

    It is unlikely the MTUC will get a response.

    As it is there are already 2 Million Rakyat unemployed, and over 600,000 bankrupts including 200,000 young Malays. Soon, according to the MTUC fears, another 500,000 bankrupts will be added to the list because the Bankruptcy Law 1967 was not up-dated like in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia which not only give bankrupts another chance but also the chance to earn again productively by discharging them in 3 years UNLIKE IN MALAYSIA WHICH PUNISH THEM AND INCARCERATE THEM FOR LIFE. Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    BECAUSE OF THE SO CALLED MINISTERS OF LAW PMO, MALAYSIAN LAWS ARE OUT-DATED AND JUSTICE MAY NOT BE WELL SERVED !

    No one cares on these Laws which has a huge impact and important bearing on the future wherewithal and security of THE MIDDLE CLASS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The out-of-date Bankruptcy Law 1967 will be unable to cope with the huge flood of bankruptcies to come soon.

  36. mubarakchan Aug 4,2020 11:51 PM

    Tun,

    To put all into perspective, here are two interesting headlines, thus

    1. ” WHO WARNS THAT THERE MAY NEVER BE A SILVER BULLET. ” The Star.

    With the Covid 19 virus Pandemic, it seems certain that the WHO is correct in its assessment because it is the ease with which the Covid 19 virus spread throughout the World. This mode of spread will force all countries to adopt stringent measures daily to reduce the incidence of infection and spread of the virus.

    To those who can remember, mass tourism by jet plane began with the Boeing 707 in 1968. This game changer produced skyscraper hotels and huge airports with shopping malls. And finally budget air travel moving the maximum number of tourists by air at jet speed around the World.

    With the Covid 19 virus which causes untold damage to the politics and socio-economics of a country which is linked all round by globalisation, one would expect drastic game changing policies to come into play ! For example, how to disinfect the massed throngs of tourists everywhere because each country hungers for the tourist’s dollar ?

    2. ” SPAIN’S FORMER KING JUAN CARLOS FLEES COUNTRY UNDER WEIGHT OF CORRUPTION SCANDAL. ” ST.

    The latest report says the former King has gone to the Dominican Republic. May be our Jo Lho is there too or Brazil. ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  37. mubarakchan Aug 4,2020 11:34 PM

    Tun,

    Two headlines which are about the CPTPP the re-incarnated TPPA as created by Lee Kuan Yew to enslave our beloved Malaysia under the guise of Free Trade, appeared today, thus

    1. ” GUAN ENG TO AZMIN : DO NOT TWIST THE FACTS ON THE CPTPP. HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE PH GOVERNMENT REJECTED THE CPTPP BECAUSE IT INTERFERED WITH MALAYSIA’S TRADE. ” Malaysiakini.

    I have opposed the TPPA for many years which later became the CPTPP through Singapore’s unyielding efforts via Japan. Strangely, the President of the SMEs was in support and became ennobled thus,

    After the loss of Singapore’s lush Cold War Trade 1948-1989 to the BRICS caused by Uncle Sam’s spiel, ” Globalisation. Free Trade. Human Rights,” in 2003, Lee Kuan Yew came up with 4 initiatives being Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the Free Trade Scheme (TPPA) which all failed by 2020.

    Only Singapore benefits from the TPPA or CPTPP which permits Singapore overnight to flood Malaysia’s through open doors with goods or re-labelled goods which will kill off all the SMEs and all workers become unemployed. This is the CPTPP, the Malaysia/Malays Killer !

    IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST AT HEART, THE DEWAN RAKYAT CAN STILL THROW OUT THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS KILLER THE CPTPP OR FORMERLY THE TPPA AS CREATED BY LEE KUAN YEW !

    The only benefit Malaysia gets from the CPTTP is in 20 years time from her bio-medical exports to the United States market. BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP TORE UP THE TPPA OR CPTPP ON HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE IN 2017 ! So, now no US market. Why join when our beloved MALAYSIA DOES NOT BENEFIT BUT ONLY OTHERS BENEFIT AND NO U.S. MARKET ?

    2. ” AZMIN: IT WAS THE PH GOVERNMENT WHCH APPROVED THE CPTPP IN SEPTEMBER 2019.”

    Yes ! I noticed a DAP Deputy Minister made a move on the CPTPP in 2019.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. THE DEWAN RAKYAT SHOULD THROW OUT THE CPTPP THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS KILLER WITHOUT DEBATE !

  38. mubarakchan Aug 4,2020 12:05 AM

    Tun,

    Here are the grim headlines from the World for us to ponder and expect that the Covid 19 virus will be with us all the time and not only for 6 months by lifting the Moratorium by the Government in favour of the banks to revert to normal banking practices by 1 October 2020, thus.

    1. ” EU ECONOMY CONTRACTS 12% IN 2ND QUARTER. ” Bloomberg.

    In the same quarter, the US economy contracted 33% !

    2. ” TOURISM COLLAPSE COULD TRIGGER NEXT STAGE OF COLLAPSE. ” FT

    3. ” ERDOGAN GAMBLES ON FAST RECOVERY AS TURKEY BURNS THROUGH RESERVES.” FT

    4. ” JAPAN CORVID 19 RELAPSE TRUMPETS NEED FOR URGENT ECONOMIC ACTION. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    5. ” AUSTRALIA’S MELBOURNE BRACES FOR MORE BUSINESS CLOSURES AS TOUGHER MEASURES BITE. ” ST

    6. ” DECLINE OF SINGAPORE’S FAMED SHOPPING STRIP SHOWS CITY’S PAIN.” ST

    7. ” HSBC PROFIT SLUMP 82% AS BANK PREPARES FOR LOAN LOSSES. CEO CITES ‘DIFFICULT GEO-POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FROM US-CHINA SANCTIONS. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    8. ” JAPAN’S SANKYO TO BUILD LOGISTICS CENTER ON MALACCA STRAITS.” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  39. mubarakchan Aug 3,2020 12:20 AM

    Tun

    I have always found headlines from the media interesting, informative and sometimes gripping ! I learnt this art form from a friend and his American wife in the 1960s who could measure public trends on any subject accordingly ! Apart from these, I certainly saved a lot of time not reading the small print since the 1960s. I just flipped through ! Here are some headlines today, thus,

    1. ” GUAN ENG ON PN. STOP SPENDING MONEY ON COUPS, EXTEND LOAN MORATORIUM INSTEAD AND FOCUS ON AID TO BUSINESSES AND WORKERS. URGES DAP SECRETARY-GENERAL. ” Malaysiakini.

    It seems it is now obligatory for all Malaysian politicians to have the two words, ” SACRIFICE AND NO SELF-SERVICE ” engraved on their chests. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY PUT A MORATORIUM ON ‘RACE AND RELIGIOUS ISSUES’ UNTIL AFTER THE NEXT 15TH GE !

    2. ” AUSTRALIA’S VICTORIA STATE DECLARED DISASTER. SETS CURFEW TO CURB COVID 19. ON SUNDAY, VICTORIA, THE SECOND MOST POPULOUS STATE REPORTED 671 INFECTIONS, ONE OF ITS HIGHEST AND 7 COVID 19 DEATHS. ” ST.

    3. ” JAPAN IS FACING A FORMIDABLE RESURGENCE WITH COVID 19 CASES HITTING RECORDS NATION-WIDE DAY AFTER DAY. INFECTIONS FIRST CONCENTRATED IN THE CAPITAL, HAVE SPREAD TO OTHER URBAN AREAS WHILE REGIONS WITHOUT CASES FOR MONTHS HAVE BECOME NEW HOTSPOTS .” Facebook.

    Who says our beloved Malaysia is the exception in this horrible Pandemic ?

    Hopefully, our Malaysian Government pursue a sanguine Public Health Policy based on Socio-economics and Public Health for our 32 Million Rakyat AND NOT ON POLITICS.

    IT MUST BE REALISED BY ALL AND SUNDRY THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW NORMAL WITH THE CORVID 19 VIRUS AMONGST US HUMAN BEINGS ALL THE TIME LIKE TUBERCULOSIS, LEPROSY, POLIOMYELITIS, DENGUE FEVER, MALARIA, MEASLES, FLU ETC UNTIL THE EXPERTS COME UP WITH A VACCINE AND PERFECT ITS PREVENTION AND CURE METHODS ! This Covid 19 virus will not go away in 6 months which the Malaysian Government believes by lifting the Moratorium in favour of the bankers and NORMAL BANKING PRACTICES ! If the cap fits, wear it !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. If the cap fits, wear it.

  40. mubarakchan Aug 2,2020 12:54 AM

    Tun,

    The daily grim headlines from the business World which will give us an inkling of things to come for Malaysia, thus

    1. ” US TREASURY BONDS. US REAL YIELDS HIT MINUS 1% AS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK DARKENS. INVESTORS PILE INTO SAFE CORONAVIRUS BONDS AS CORONAVIRUS SURGE CONTINUES. ” FT.

    A desperate sign of the times which indicates no country will be safe from the financial devastation caused by the Pandemic. Yet, the Malaysian authorities assume Malaysia is safe by lifting the Moratorium without cogent facts in support.

    2. ” SWISS RE AG. SWISS RE CHIEF SAYS FURTHER STRICT LOCK-DOWNS WOULD BE ‘ FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP ‘. REINSURANCE EXPECTS TO BE HIT BY ABOUT US$ 2.5 BILLION IN CLAIMS RELATED TO PANDEMIC. ” FT.

    Swiss Re is not the only one. There are the Munich Re and Chinese ones as well !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  41. mubarakchan Aug 1,2020 12:53 AM

    Tun,

    There are headlines which grip our attention everyday, thus

    1. ” US ECONOMY SUFFERS SHARPEST POSTWAR QUARTERLY CONTRACTION. GDP SHRINKS AT 33% ANNUALISED RATE AS LATEST WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE TO 1.43 MILLION. ” FT.

    Here in Malaysia after just 6 months, the Government has decided to return to NORMAL BANKING PRACTICES in favour of the bankers at the expense of the 32 Million Rakyat without due consideration of a distressed globalised World around us !

    2. ” COVID 19 CRUSHES US ECONOMY RECOVERY IN SECOND QUARTER. RISING CASES TEMPER RECOVERY HOPES. ” ST

    3. ” FED PLANS FOR THE WORST AS IT WAITS FOR CONGRESS TO ACT. DOVISH CENTRAL BANK SIGNALS CONCERNS ABOUT IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS SURGE ON US ECONOMY. ”

    Only the Malaysian Government in the whole distressed World, with 79 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East who are not amateurs, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans, is returning to NORMAL BANKING PRACTICES ON 1ST OCTOBER 2020 !

    4. ” KEPPEL BREACHES TEMASEK OFFER TERMS WITH S$ 697 MILLION RECORD LOSS IN Q2. ” SBT

    5. ” SIA SHARES FALL TO 21 YEAR LOW AFTER RECORD LOSS. ” ST

    6. ” SIA CUTS ALL RANK AND FILE STAFFS PAY BY 10% IN TALKS WITH UNIONS ON MORE MEASURES. ” SBT

    7. ” POMPEO FACES BACKLASH OVER US WITHDRAWAL FROM GERMANY. SECRETARY OF STATE GRILLED BY SENATORS WHO FRAMED THE PLAN AS ADVANTAGEOUS TO RUSSIA. FT.

    Most Americans who were educated in the Ivy League universities would have known that the Fall of Rome began with the withdrawal of the Roman Legions from Germany by Rome. President Trump is an outsider.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  42. twinpeaks Jul 31,2020 1:08 PM

    On Malaysia’s schools.

    The Programme for International Student Assessment 2015 chart (latest) placed Malaysia at the lowest position in Mathematics, Science and reading, among ALL nations.

    This can be attributed to the national BM-based curriculum that post-independent Malaysian governments have proudly imposed on successive Malaysian school children.

    If that is not a big worry for the national language champions, we don’t know what should be. Malay households and school kids naturally are the worst in the score sheets in any subject, except Bahasa Malaysia (of course), to their own credit.

  43. mubarakchan Jul 31,2020 1:35 AM

    Tun

    Here are the headlines to put us into perspective with the World, thus

    1. ” FED WARNS RESURGENCE OF VIRUS THREATENS ECONOMIC RECOVERY. U.S. HOLDS RATES NEAR ZERO. DOLLAR WEAKENS AFTER FEDERAL RESERVE BOOST LIQUIDITY MEASURES. ” FT.

    Even the great United States is now struggling with the Pandemic and its economy. We must not expect our beloved Malaysia to do anything better when faced with the real facts and statistics ! We must not be obsessed by the Pandemic, the politics, the Bursa etc. We must look after the bigger picture involving the 32 Million Rakyat, their jobs, livelihood and well-being.

    2. ” MAS CALLS ON LOCAL BANKS TO CAP DIVIDEND. OFFER SCRIP OPTION ” ST.

    Only in Malaysia, the banks tell the relevant authorities what to do. All the Central Banks outside of Malaysia tell the banks what to do. Strangely, Malaysian banks are managed by managers who are only employees except a couple with foreign origins.

    3. ” U.S. TO PULL ABOUT 12,000 TROOP OUT OF GERMANY “. FT.

    This sounds familiar. The Fall of the Roman Empire began with Rome pulling its Roman Legions out of Germany.

  44. mubarakchan Jul 31,2020 1:14 AM

    Tun,

    Here are 2 headlines which speak sensibly about the lack of considerations for more serious problems for our Rakyat, businesses, economy, GDP and Malaysia to come with the lifting of the moratorium and to permit the banks to revert to NORMAL BANKING PRACTICES ! Thus

    1. ” DO NOT WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO LOSE JOBS. EXTEND MORATORIUM FOR ALL. GUAN ENG. HE SAYS IT SHOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM FOR ALL BORROWERS BY 6 MONTHS AS BANKS EARNED RM 31 BILLION IN PROFITS PER ANNUM. THIS COULD LEAD TO SME TO CLOSE SHOP AND MORE PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED.” Malaysiakini.

    There is no doubt about this timely warning about the possible collapse of our economy by our own hands !

    2. ” LOAN MORATORIUM MOVE TEMPORARY SOLUTION TO DEEPER PROBLEMS. ANWAR.”
    Malaysiakini.

    The Nation is already suffering hardships and unemployment made worse by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. Yet, the relevant authorities seemed to be unaware about all these issues.

  45. mubarakchan Jul 30,2020 1:20 AM

    Tun,

    The following headlines to put us all into perspective with the World at large, thus

    1. ” BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEXTBOOKS LEARNING AND THE REAL WORLD, SAYS EDUCATION MINISTER LAWRENCE WONG. ” ST Singapore.

    Any Government must not have amateurs, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans as Ministers.

    2. ” SINGAPORE SEES WORST EVER QUARTERLY FALL IN EMPLOYMENT IN Q2 AS RETRENCHMENTS DOUBLE. THE NUMBER OF WORKERS HERE EXCLUDING FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS, PLUNGED BY 121,000 IN SECOND QUARTER. ” ST Singapore

    3. ” MALAYSIAN BUSINESSES TRY NOVEL WAYS TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS AMID CORONAVIRUS WORRIES. ” ST Singapore

    No problem if the Government extends the Moratorium and UMNO gets its act together !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  46. mubarakchan Jul 29,2020 1:48 AM

    Tun,

    The time has come to put our beloved Malaysia on the right track and continue its journey without the gravy train in the continuing interest of our Rakyat 32 Million strong. With the stumbling obstacles out of the way, it is now a good time for UMNO to refresh itself in the interest of our Sovereignty and National Interest.

    UMNO is the paramount political body in Malaysia with its long nationalistic history and benevolent governance until its honourable reputation was sullied by crooks to the horror of all and sundry.

    Despite our beloved Malaysia’s great losses of money and assets from malfeasances by those who ruled over us between 2004-2018, we the Rakyat can and will make good if our tradition body politic is strong and united as led by UMNO the only Malaysian political body which can do so.

    UMNO requires refreshment of its Leadership which will soon be a void. This state of affairs is most undesirable in a country full of citizens, 32 Million of them, who are hard-working, dynamic and frugal. Hence, the sooner, the Leadership of UMNO is refreshed the better for all concerned.
    Within this context, the Tunku, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Tun Abdullah Badawi had gracefully retired of their own accord to make way for a seamless transition in the good name of Democracy. This must be so with every Administration which recognises its own limitations.

    Indeed, in our beloved Malaysia, our revered Constitution as safeguarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans has been the eternal guide to our Nation’s well-being and its wherewithal. It had served us well. The majority of the citizens will not be swayed by any proposal to amend it.

    But even with a Constitution which served the country well, an unexpected assumption of political Power by undesirable elements will play havoc with all our efforts and Wealth of a life-time. This we have suffered, experienced and observed at close quarters, 2004-2018. The loss of Wealth through depreciation of the Nation’s assets is now affecting every one.

    Malaysia was a rich Nation once, up to 2003. But we have now been impoverished by the rule of amateurs from 2004-2018.

    In 2020, within a matter of 2 weeks, 2 gigantic bungles came about due to the lack of UMNO’s formerly famed Leadership.

    Firstly, the 1MDB Goldman Sachs Settlement and secondly, the Proposal by the banks via the Government Official to end the 6 months Moratorium. Both are against the National Interest and the latter will bring the death knell of our beloved Malaysia due to GREED by the banks.

    NO MORATORIUM. NO PEOPLE. NO BUSINESS. NO ECONOMY. NO GDP. NO MALAYSIA !

    Malaysia will be the only country in the World which will shoot itself in the foot by being influenced or listened to commercial banks owned by a few local or foreign individuals. Shades of Goldman Sachs, I presume !

    As a bystander since 1954 and a Constitutionalist, never a Communalist, the best course of action is for UMNO to invite all its former members back into the fold. These former members like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Dato Seri Mat Sabu, Dato Seri Shafie Apdal, Dato Seri Mukhriz etc with their splendid records, have much to offer UMNO and the Nation. Overnight, UMNO will be paramount and glittering again. Not forgetting that Tengku Razaleigh and Mat Hassan are very eligible for the Prime Minster’s post.

    Overnight, our political heat will be reduced in intensity and an avalanche of FDI will flow in – into one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL TO SEARCH OUR CONSCIENCE, PREPARE FOR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE IN THE INTEREST OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT.

    It is paramount that the majority community, the Malays stand united in UMNO to lead the Nation forwards and upwards again with the continuing support of the non-Malays. Besides, all investors do not like uncertainty in politics. I am certain UMNO with its refreshed Leadership can only lead wisely and earnestly again after a hiatus of 16 years 2004-2020.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. NO MORATORIUM. NO PEOPLE. NO BUSINESS. NO ECONOMY. NO GDP. NO MALAYSIA.

  47. mubarakchan Jul 29,2020 12:41 AM

    Tun,

    More headlines on the Loan Moratorium, thus

    1. ” MP ASKS IF GOVERNMENT PASSING DELAYED PAYMENTS AS BANK LOSSES. BANKS WILL ONLY SUFFER LOSSES WHEN THEIR LOANS BECOME NON-PERFORMING LOSSES. POINTS OUT AKMAL NASIR. THE BANKS NOT WRITING OFF LOANS BUT ONLY DELAY PAYMENTS. ” Malaysiakini.

    Finally, an MP who understands that the profiteering banks are trying to force the issue at the Rakyat’s expense !

    2. ” ECB TELLS EUROZONE BANKS NOT TO PAY DIVIDENDS UNTIL JANUARY 2021. ” FT

    In all countries outside of Malaysia, the Government and the Central Bank tell the banks what to do. In Malaysia, the few local banks and many foreign owned or of foreign origin tell the Government what to do. Apparently, THERE IS NO NATIONALISM OR NATIONAL INTEREST IN THESE BANKS BUT SELF-INTEREST AT THE EXPENSE OF THE 32 MILLION RAKYAT.

    If the Government does not protect the 32 Million Rakyat from the profiteering banks in the middle of a great calamity by not extending the Moratorium another 6 months, WHO WILL ?

    3. ” COMPASSIONATE BANKING NEEDED MORE THAN EVER ” Malaysiakini.

    Dear Sir, Please tell this to the Government and Bank Negara Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our beloved Malaysia’s weaknesses are now being shown all over regarding issues of Life and Death of the Nation and her Rakyat due to lack of sound elite Leadership.

  48. mubarakchan Jul 28,2020 1:10 AM

    Tun,

    Here are a couple of headlines which have raised more questions than answers, thus :-

    1. ” PM SHOULD EXPLAIN IF MALAYSIANS SHORT-CHANGED IN GOLDMAN SACHS SETTLEMENT. ” Malaysiakini.

    2. ” NOT SO FAST. US$ 3.9 BILLION DEAL WITH GOLDMAN SACHS ANOTHER LOUSY ONE. ” Malaysiakini.

    From the media, it was reported that only US$ 2.5 Billion is payable in cash and the balance of US$ 1.4 Billion by way of a guarantee based on future stolen assets to be recovered.

    Further, it was reported that Malaysia’s original claim was US$ 7.4 Billion which covered the 1MDB Bond issue and criminal charges against certain officials.

    It is clear from the facts presented that sometime in the future, the US$ 7.4 Billion will have to be re-paid. And only US$ 2.5 Billion will be available ! Right ? There is already a shortfall of US$ 4.9 Billion today.

    A European bank was fined US$ 8 Billion by France on a much lesser crime !

    TUN, SINCE YOU HAVE ALWAYS MENTIONED ABOUT MIND-SETS OR COMMON SENSE, IT IS INTERESTING TO DISCOVER WHETHER IN THE DELIBERATIONS IN THE SETTLEMENT WITH GOLDMAN SACHS WHETHER THE MIND-SETS CONSIDERED THE SETTLEMENT IN THE INTEREST OF SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST OR IN COMMERCIAL BANKING TERMS IN WHICH DISCOUNTS MAYBE APPLIED ? When claims are made by a Sovereign Nation, these claims must go the maximum value and length of time. And the criminals pay the price. In commercial banking, discounts, write-offs, forgiveness etc are freely given. That’s the essential difference.

    It seems this faux pas turns out to be worse than the Pulau Batu Putih caper because Malaysia had all the hard evidence in her hands and got nothing out of it because the 1MDB Bonds have to be repaid in full eg US$ 7.4 Billion sometime in the future !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  49. mubarakchan Jul 28,2020 12:38 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT APART FROM MAYBANK, CIMB AND other SMALL BANKS, ALL THE OTHER COMMERCIAL BANKS HAVE FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OR FOREIGN ORIGINS.

  50. mubarakchan Jul 28,2020 12:33 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    Another headline which supports my comment on the brinkmanship practised by the relevant authorities and the bankers which may cause the unnecessary and early demise of our beloved Malaysia by her own hands. No people. No businesses. No economy. No GDP. No Malaysia.

    ” ZAFRUL. RM 6.4 BILLION IS ESTIMATED LOSSES FOR BANKS DURING MORATORIUM PERIOD ”

    But the Oxford Dictionary defines Moratorium as ” LEGAL AUTHORISATION TO POSTPONE PAYMENT ” Where is the RM 6.4 Billion estimated losses ?

  51. mubarakchan Jul 28,2020 12:23 AM

    Tun,

    Today I checked the headlines in the Net and found to my horror of horrors the Government spokesman for Finance expressed the following words like The Chairman of the Association of Banks Malaysia, thus :

    1. ” BANKS COULD RECOVER RM 79 BILLION LOSS OVER MORATORIUM PERIOD. TENGKU ZAFRUL. THE AMOUNT IS THE TOTAL THE BANKS CAN LEND INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES IN A NORMAL BUSINESS SITUATION OVER THE SIX MONTH MORATORIUM PERIOD FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, SAYS FINANCE MINISTER TENGKU ZAFRUL ABDUL AZIZ. ” Malaysiakini.

    2. ” BANKS COULD LOSE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE RM 79 BILLION LOANS DUE TO MORATORIUM. ” The Star.

    3. ” IS ZAFRUL DEFENDING BANKERS OR MALAYSIANS. ASKS DAP MP. ” Facebook

    Before we proceed further let us seek the proper definition of the word “MORATORIUM”. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as ” LEGAL AUTHORISATION TO DEBTORS TO POSTPONE PAYMENT.”

    Within the context of the spokesman words, he implied THAT THE BANKS SHOULD SUFFER NO LOSS AND MAKE MORE PROFITS AS WELL IN A NORMAL SITUATION. He spoke like a BANKER AND NOT A GOVERNMENT REGULATORY OFFICIAL.

    In other words, a handful of banks owned by a handful of individuals now has all the say via the spokesman over the wherewithal and livelihood of our Rakyat, 32 Million of them, Malaysians, Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sabahans, Sarawakians and all !

    Not only that, the money for the banks to be so influential COMES FROM THE HARD-EARNED MONEY OF THE RAKYAT WHETHER BUSINESSES OR INDIVIDUALS OR GOVERNMENT DEPOSITS. The banks business is to leverage the deposits of others and through huge interests and penalties make the huge profits and punish the RAKYAT.

    This underhand action by the banks seeped into the Banking System since the retirement of Malaysia’s World’s Best Central Banker Tun Ismail Mohd. Ali in 1981. From then on, the bankers gain more and more clout vis-a-vis Bank Negara Malaysia until it reaches its peak today. Sad.

    And the Government spokesman advanced the cause of the bankers by saying the bankers want to make profits now ‘ IN A NORMAL BUSINESS SITUATION ‘. In my life-time, I have never come across such an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ scenario from a Malaysian Federal Government Official like this in which a Government Regulatory Official spoke on behalf of banks to help them make their PROFITS in a critical situation which all 32 Million Rakyat are in. And the situation is not localised to Malaysia but World-wide !

    The whole World’s business scenario has been smashed up by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic. Whenever we switched on the TV or computer or opened a newspaper, we are confronted with dire news about all countries suffering from socio-economic distress of the worst kind since the Great Depression of 1931.

    And here we have this Malaysian High Government spokesman speaking like a commercial banker who wants more profits in a small country of 32 Million who are all suffering not only from the effects of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic but also their precious savings in the Government coffers completely cleaned out between 2004 to 2018. Vide The UN, the IMF and the World Bank reported that over RM 1 Trillion were transferred overseas between 2002-2018. Only the Public Sector had so much money, not the Private Sector.

    From public records only our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tengku Razaleigh Hamazah, Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan may be considered as the top elite in financial affairs. We all had a good laugh about the ‘black shoes’.

    THIS TIME THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PROMISING NATION WHICH IS ONE OF 4 IMPORTANT SMALL NATIONS IN THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA MUST NEVER BE IN THE HANDS OF FAKES, COPY-CATS, PLAY-BOYS, PLAGIARISTS, CHARLATANS OR BANKERS !

    If the Government carries on without a Moratorium after September 2020 as though normalcy has returned in FAVOUR OF THE FEW COMMERCIAL BANKS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF THE RAKYAT OF 32 MILLION AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST, then without any doubt whatsoever, our beloved Malaysia whom we all loved and worked so hard for in our Life-time, has every chance of shooting herself in the foot. THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO DO SO !

    The end of the Malaysians, Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sabahans, Sarawakians, and all, has arrived if the Leadership cannot think of a simple method to bolster the banks and extend the MORATORIUM which means only postponing the debts by the banks which will not lose a sen ! Any suggestion the banks lose money under a MORATORIUM is pure ‘BS’ according to HBT and myself !

    IN ALL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, THE GOVERNMENTS WITHOUT BEGGING BY THEIR CITIZENS HEAVILY SUBSIDISE THEIR BANKS AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM SINCE 2008. The United States had released at least US$ 5 Trillions for this purpose.

    Why should Malaysia be the ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THE CITIZENS ARE FORCED TO SUBSIDISE THE BANKS TO MAKE THEIR PROFITS AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT, IN A DISASTROUS SITUATION CREATED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND ANYONE’S CONTROL ?

    My record is clear on this. I have been a Constitutionalist but never a Communalist since 1954 and had always supported the incumbent Government of the day within the context of our revered Constitution as safe-guarded by our Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. I always wished my Country and her Rakyat well.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  52. mubarakchan Jul 26,2020 11:52 PM

    Tun,

    As the cognoscenti of our Malaysian Politics are aware, there are many pressing issues which face the Government today.

    Firstly, the current frenzy in the purported run up to a GE which may come either sooner or later. Secondly, to salvage the remnants of our devastated economy caused by the Covid 19 virus pandemic which has not left our shores yet. Thirdly, the expected fall in the 2020 FDI to 50% 0f 2019 as reported by an analyst.

    As far as I can discern, certain sectors like the banks are trying to lead the Government by the nose by giving unprofessional advice which tried to frighten the relevant authorities and not in the National Interest but self-interest. Yesterday, it was reported in The Star that a banker was alleged to have threatened the Government that any further extension of the present Moratorium will be hazardous to the banking system. Of course this is sheer nonsense being the United States, the United Kingdom, the EU and China have been injecting trillions of US Dollars or their money into their banking system since 2008 to save their businesses and economy !

    No business. No economy. No GDP !

    Money we can always make again. But the loss of established businesses and personnel will be gone forever. This will hurt our economy which took us so long to build up. Hence, it falls upon the Government’s duties and responsibilities that not only banks are protected but the businesses and individual as well.

    Any selective aid or restructuring is bound to lead to Corruption or favouritism. Hence the Government must see to it that all Rakyat are given the same Moratorium or treatment.

    Now thousands of businesses and individuals face bankruptcy under Malaysia’s out-of-date Bankruptcy Act 1967 and will be incarcerated forever unlike Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia which treat the recalcitrants humanely and give them a second chance in Life. Also, to save their economies and GDPs ! Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    It is allegedly reported that the post of Minister of Law PMO is only qualified to be Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat ! No wonder Malaysia’s Laws are all out-of-date !

    And here is a headline which is self-explanatory, thus

    “MANY SUCCUMB TO TEMPTATION WHEN IN POWER, SAYS ANWAR. YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT JUSTICE IF YOU ENRICH YOUR FAMILY, SAYS PKR PRESIDENT.” Malaysiakini

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Many investment pundits have conjectured that a refreshed BN Government will bring huge foreign investments into the country again ! Investors never like uncertainty.

  53. mubarakchan Jul 26,2020 1:43 AM

    Tun,

    Here is a headline which should stir some interest amongst us, thus,

    ” BANK MORATORIUM EXTENSION POSER. ” The Star.

    A banker was quoted as saying that “An extension of the moratorium can introduce a moral hazard into the financial system. ” I disagree with this simplistic reasoning because the World’s leading economies the United States, the United Kingdom, the EU and China in recent times just injected the Government funds into the banking system since 2008 !

    This banker should give sound professional advice or suggestion to the relevant authorities instead of trying to FRIGHTEN THEM. This is bad for all concerned now in the dire grip of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic.

    The MTUC has already warned that the banks may be overwhelmed by bad loans if the moratorium is not extended which is easily achieved by the Government which has many financial tools to do so in hand.

    ‘Selective Extension’ of the moratorium or ‘Selective Restructuring’ etc will bring about CORRUPTION.

    All customers should be given the moratorium.

    Let us not forget most of the O & G and construction companies need all the help these can get and so do thousands of bank customers. All should be given the same moratorium equally. A six months moratorium for Malaysia which is now in the throes of financial difficulty and the Covid 19 virus Pandemic should be extended longer or else this small country will go under, hook line and sinker !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  54. mubarakchan Jul 26,2020 1:12 AM

    Tun,

    A headline appeared in The Star today which is as old as the hills, thus

    ” CHINESE POLITICS AT A NEW CROSSROADS. ” The Star.

    The the great possibility of a refreshed UMNO (without the obstacles arising from the ashes of Corruption) coming into being to create a New Dawn in Malaysian Politics, more of such esoteric articles will appear !

    History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    Since the arrival of the Chinese in Malaya many centuries ago, they had always sought peace, harmony and a livelihood. And they were quite contented to live and work under the Royal Sultans of yore who safeguarded them. The job of being politicians never crossed the minds of the early Chinese until 1951 with the formation of the Federation of Malaya. The MCA were partly formed from the remnants of the defunct KMT in 1949 to represent the Chinese community in preparation for Merdeka in 1957. The Leader of the coalition of the political grouping had always been UMNO.

    Fast trek forward to the present, the fortunes of the MCA were linked to the UMNO via the BN for decades. As long as the performance of the BN was effective as led by the UMNO, MCA had a role to play in the Government. But if UMNO did not deliver the political goods like between 2004-2018, MCA suffered accordingly especially in these days of the Net.

    Chinese Political Leadership in Malaysia failed at the moment because the DAP which had a share of the PH Government could not adjust themselves to the new political environment and got themselves seamlessly eased out by trying to serve 3 Political Masters. They were not prepared to recognise the Realpolitik of our revered Constitution as safe-guarded by the Yang-Di-Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans but continued regardless with the pie-in-the-sky-reforms which depended on the difficult to achieve 2/3 majority to change the Constitution which the majority of the Malaysians will never agree. This ambition is based on the ill-conceived DAP slogan ” MALAYSIA FOR MALAYSIANS.” A slogan which has a hidden meaning and is divisive.

    The DAP did not even tried to veer nearer towards Sovereignty and National Interest when in the PH Government but as The Star writer wrote, quote ” It was clear the Chinese resented what they regarded as the subservient stance of DAP Ministers and leaders towards the pro-Malay tendencies of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.” unquote. The DAP should not expect the Tun to do or act otherwise after all he is the most respected Leader of all the Malays !

    A political party like the DAP which could not grasp the nettle and change in the wider interest of our beloved Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest and also the narrow interest of the Chinese Community within the context of our Malaysian society at large, is no mainstream political party at all. The DAP has now been exposed as incapable to operate effectively in Power with its 40 seats which it hankered for since 1966 and ham-strung in reaching out to others which is a must in Politics.

    Indeed, it may be said that as long as the BN with a refreshed UMNO as its Leader to deliver Peace, Harmony and Livelihood to all and sundry, Chinese Politics will always be in the back-burner of Malaysian Politics. The Malaysian Chinese will always vote for such a BN Government without fail. It is not so much the GE promises which were important but the delivery of political goods like prosperity arising from a robust economy with security and harmony which are essential for progress and opportunities for all under the rule of the Laws and the revered Constitution.

    As long as our revered Constitution is safeguarded and the Rule of the Laws applied, no Malaysian need to fear that their heritage, culture and religion will be impinged upon. We were in this environment since 1957 if not longer.

    Where the Malaysian Chinese Political Leadership failed was their failure to enlighten whatever virtues which should be explained to their constituents, not now but many decades ago. Without proper information, their constituents were blind and could not make a proper judgement. Hence, these folks always referred to Singapore as a form of standard because of the luke-warm attitude of the Malaysian Chinese Leaders towards their constituents. Of course, this form of comparison is entirely wrong like comparing chalk with cheese.

    With the perceived momentum of Malaysian Politics gathering up speed every day, the pundits will all be eager to expect the unexpected !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  55. mubarakchan Jul 25,2020 12:51 AM

    Tun,

    Just two headlines to alert us as to what is happening elsewhere, thus

    1. ” THAILAND TO SELL UP TO US$ 945 MILLION GREEN BONDS IN AUGUST. ”
    The Star.

    2. ” U.S. – CHINA TENSION WEIGHS ON MARKETS. LKCI RXTENDS LOSSES. ”
    The Star.

    All countries have their GDPs ravaged by the Covid 19 virus pandemic to the extent which they have never seen before !

  56. mubarakchan Jul 25,2020 12:39 AM

    Tun,

    The political skirmishes in the melee’ or jostling in preparation for the next General Elections are growing in intensity every day. Prospective candidates from all corners are throwing their hats into the ring as shown by the following headlines in order that they are not left out from the list of candidates for the Prime Minister’s post, thus

    1. ” MAT HASSAN. BEST IF MUHYIDDIN REJOINS UMNO. WE CAN REVERSE 2016 SACKING. ” Malaysiakini.

    2. ” KU LI. CALL FOR SNAP ELECTION TO STABILISE POLITICS, SAVE ECONOMY ”

    Indeed, as the days go by, a General Election seems to be on the cards of the Prime Minister if he is an UMNO member. But he is not. This complicates matters concerning funding and logistics in today’s political Malaysia.

    Unlike in 1954, a handful of towkays could finance the whole Alliance GE bandwagon for just Straits Dollars 400,000. By 1982, an UMNO Tan Sri told me that a person with RM 20 Million can cause the BN a lot of trouble.

    So how is the Prime Minster going to bridge the gap to win in the face of an urgent demand for a 21st Century Prosperity, Peace and Harmony Plan or PPHP 2020 within the context of our revered Constitution or to resolve the nitty-gritty of an uncomfortable and prickly political and socio-economic situation ?

    It seems some stumbling blocks in the paramount Political Party of our beloved Malaysia have to search their consciences and retire gracefully in the National Interest.

    With the obstacles out of the way, ALL SIGNS POINT TO UMNO !

    Is this beautiful dream going to happen ? I believe there is a good chance of a beautiful Way to resolve this issue once and for all and sweep the rest under the carpet ! And our beloved Malaysia survives for at least another 63 years and Life goes on !

    Not only that, a new issue arises with the flood of ex-UMNO dignitaries seeking to return to the fold amongst which may be towering figures like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Dato Seri Mukhriz, Datuk Seri Shaffie Apdal etc. Then we have Ku Li who is also eligible to be the Prime Minister and our redoubtable Mat Hassan who are also eligible to be a Prime Minister !

    Then, UMNO will be spoilt for choice to have a Prime Minister candidate to lead our beloved Malaysia in the overall interest of Sovereignty and National Interest as one of 4 most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia in the face of rising U.S. – China tensions all round the World !

    This is not the time for fun and games by fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans but normal vision and governance by seasoned Leaders who had served the beloved Country and her Rakyat well

    By this measure, the country will have all the eligible and qualified Prime Minister candidates in the right pigeon holes for selection. Also, our political train, not gravy train, would be back on its track and continue on its interrupted journey once again. A journey of 1,000 km begins with the first step !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Soon, all will see the Realpolitik at play ?

  57. twinpeaks Jul 24,2020 11:17 AM

    last comment..

    *may or may not (corrected).

    Thank you, Tun.

  58. twinpeaks Jul 24,2020 8:20 AM

    On the future of Malaysian democracy.

    Tun, I studied politics and economics to the highest level, and after all those years of academic pursuit, I come to the conclusion that my nine-year old son could have made regarding democracy in Asia. The conclusion, nothing.

    We cannot “study” politics and economics the way we study natural sciences. For instance, if I say that Sabah and Sarawak will one day become independent, that day may not or may not come. It all depends who will be in power and who their subjects are at the material time. I cannot for sure predict what they will be thinking in future, but just a rough guess at best. People are not machines, as therefore impossible to say what will or will not happen.

    The only thing I can be sure of, is that this country collectively has moved a long way from its humble beginning at the end of the 19th century, and thanks to British colonisation and British-educated post-independent leadership (whether trained in London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jesselton, Kuching), it has matured into the leading emerging market economy it is today. Its industrial and economic trajectory is very clear, upward rather than sideways.

    What I would confidently but cautiously say is that, as long as the country does not drastically change the way things have been done all these past hundred years, barring the corruption hiccups and racial conflicts now and then, which seem to be part of this country’s distinct characteristics, Malaysia will simply chug along to its destiny of a developed country.

    A lot sooner than most local pundits give it credit for. I wouldn’t worry too much.

  59. mubarakchan Jul 24,2020 12:56 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    Here is a headline which gives us an inkling what other people think beyond the foggy atmosphere as created by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic, thus,

    FT. ” MITSUBISHI HEAVY : THE COMPANY BETTING BIG ON REBOUND FOR AIRLINES. JAPANESE CONGLOMERATE PUSHING AHEAD WITH REGIONAL JET AMBITIONS DESPITE PANDEMIC UPHEAVAL. ”

    This is self-explanatory. I am certain Mitsubishi Heavy is correct in their assessment.

    Like our Leaders who should re-focus and look beyond the foggy Covid 19 virus Pandemic where the future will be sunshine and blue skies ! Life goes on !

  60. mubarakchan Jul 24,2020 12:44 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.

    Here is an important and informative headline from Singapore on how the businesses and individuals should be saved in the National Interest of Singapore. Singapore’s Bankruptcy Law is the most up-dated like that of the United Kingdom because both countries are aware that it is pointless and cruel to punish for long periods like Malaysia’s Bankruptcy Act 1949 which has never been properly revised and up-dated due to the absence of a professional Minister of Law in the PMO Putrajaya for years and years.

    SBT. ” INSOLVENCY, RESTRUCTURING AND DISSOLUTION ACT COMMENCE ON 30 JULY. MINISTER OF LAW.”

    Under the Bankruptcy Law 1967 Malaysia, over 600,000 bankrupts are prevented and incarcerated by this antiquated Victorian Law from producing an income which befits their ability and productivity. Vide. The Star. Letter to The Editor 25 June 2018. Unlike Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia which actually discharge bankrupts in 3 years to give them a second chance and be productive again. The Star Letter suggested that financial interests like share brokers etc have too much influence in the Government !

  61. mubarakchan Jul 24,2020 12:21 AM

    Tun,

    Whilst the majority of Malaysians are still unaware of the seriousness of the situation which our beloved Malaysia is now mired in due to circumstances arising from the past of wanton Corruption and the theft of the Nation’s sovereign assets 2004-2018, the discovery of the malfeasances between 2018-2020 and recently ensnared by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic in the early part of 2020, you have highlighted the issues which will come about if the Leadership is in self-denial.

    The present dire situation which Malaysia is now embroiled in, cannot be compared with 1969 when the issues were entirely domestic though very serious but of a containable dimension which could be resolved via round table meetings by all the parties concerned.

    You are the only person in our beloved country who have the experiences of both 1969 and 2020 !

    In 1969, our human and natural resources were untapped and Corruption was minimal. Today, you are the only person to recognise the consequences to come if no immediate measures are taken to mitigate the issues as mentioned by your 2 recent comments in The Star being,

    1. ” MALAYS NEED WELFARE, SUPPORTIVE GOVT POLICIES ”

    2. ” DENYING GROWING RACIAL POLARISATION WILL LEAD TO BIGGER PROBLEMS.”

    In 2020, the whole situation concerning Malaysia changed entirely due to the wanton corrupt practices from the apex of Power downwards without regard to our Sovereignty and National Interest.

    This period 2004-2018 impoverished us all, the Rakyat who once lived in a rich country called Malaysia. Our hard-earned Wealth 1972-2003, returned to square one or zero base. No one was spared but only the very few who were in total command. By the time the Covid 19 virus pandemic hit us in January 2020, Malaysia literally had no money in her coffers to defend herself.

    Coincidentally in a DBS Conference today, Tharmaratnam, the Senior Minister of Singapore brought up the important point on the present international crisis as follows :-

    Quote Bloomberg, ” EMERGING ECONOMIES FACE RISKS OF SUBMERGING. THE GAINS THEY MADE OVER RECENT DECADES UNRAVEL WITH ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD. WHEN WE THINK OF THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY, IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY ABOUT WHETHER THE EMERGING WORLD IS GOING TO EMERGE OR WHETHER IT IS GOING TO SUBMERGE. ” Unquote.

    Wise words by an honourable and responsible Leader of Singapore !

    In the case of our beloved Malaysia, we were hit by the following :-

    2004-2018. Self-inflicted wanton Corruption with no savings for the future which is today. Malaysia is now impoverished with only 2 resources left to hold her up being her Rakyat and natural resources. We have to begin all over again.

    2019-2020. The U.S.-China Trade War.

    FT. ” CLOSURE OF CHINA’S HOUSTON CONSULATE RAISES THE SPECTRE OF NEW COLD WAR.”

    2020 onwards. The Covid 19 virus Pandemic. The World is not united to fight it !

    With the facts before us and the timely comments by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, it is obvious that Malaysia is in dire need of a 21st Century New Economic Policy within the context of our revered Constitution or Prosperity, Peace, Harmony Policy – PPHP to address the dangerous short-comings which are now before us. These may give rise to all sorts of negativities affecting our body-Politic daily. An unhealthy rising trend as observed by the pundits. 1969 is not as dangerous as the situation today because Malaysia is now affected both by domestic and foreign issues. Not only that, her coffers are empty due to excesses and abuses of the Government coffers, 2004 to 2018 and low commodities prices in recent years.

    We have to begin all over again.

    Let the politics take a rest. Let us fashion a NEW PPHP within the context of our revered Constitution to keep our beloved Malaysia from being sub-merged by her own hands but rise to fulfil her role as one of 4 important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Your recent comments are important clarion calls for the Leadership to take action which is now. Time is of the essence.

  62. mubarakchan Jul 22,2020 11:50 PM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    As I was saying that those responsible for the present governance of our beloved Malaysia and her 32 Million Rakyat have much to do to safeguard the wherewithal and security of all concerned. Not only that, the quality of a country’s elite is of paramount importance. In the United States, there are thousands of elite to serve the cause. Like a Prime Minister, an elite is born not made.

    In Malaysia, 3 generations of Malay elite 1971 – 2018, were neutralised because of self-indulgence or self-immolation.

    By 2018, there were only 4 left being our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan in a country which requires hundreds of real elite not fakes, copy-cats, playboys, plagiarists or charlatans.

    In recent days, a fake LSE graduate was discovered to helm the CEO post of Malaysia’s foremost public investment fund according to the media.

    How many more fake graduates have eluded the security net of the Public Service through the years, no one really knows ?

    The dire lack of real elite has led those responsible in recruitment to grasp at any straw which presented themselves.

    Many countries conserve and safe-guard the security of their elite by having clubs with real elites to distinguish the wheat from the chaff or to keep out the crooks. Apart from the Masonic Lodge in Malaysia, I have not heard of anything like the Pyramid Club of Singapore or the myriad of clubs and institutions found in Washington DC, London or Paris.

    In India, the elite are trained at a young age in elite schools before university studies. A multitude of institutions have been set up in the Simla-Dehra Dun plateau of the high Himalayas to hone them for future service for Mother India. These few examples show how elites are carefully groomed to rule in foreign countries !

    With the above facts, it pays for those responsible in the planning of the next 21st Century NEP or Malaysia Prosperity, Peace and Harmony Policy or MPPHP to ensure Malay elites have a place to perform and rise to the highest heights in the Nation. A good beginning for them would be in the Privatised GLCs. Under our revered Constitution, the non-Malay elites cannot progress without jiving with the Malay elites whilst the dire lack of Malay elites is clearly shown by the performance of some Ministers of the Federal Government.

    In time, with an abundance of real Malay elite and not fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans, all the ideals we hope for in good governance etc in the Public and Private Sectors will come into fruition.

    And this journey begins with first step of a 1,000 km.

  63. mubarakchan Jul 22,2020 8:21 AM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians especially the two masks, SS Lee and HBT are aware of the seriousness and the urgency of your two important comments in recent days ?

    1. ” MALAYS NEED WELFARE, SUPPORTIVE GOVERNMENT POLICIES. ” The Star

    2. ” DENYING RACIAL POLARISATION WILL LEAD TO BIGGER PROBLEMS. ” The Star

    and other issues as exemplified by the following, thus :-

    i. ” TOO MANY BABY HATCHES (‘CRECHES’) COULD ENCOURAGE MORE BABIES BORN OUT OF WED-LOCK, SAYS DR WAN NORASHKIN. ” The Star.

    This is the Dr’s learned interpretation. Strange, she did not mention too many ‘beds’ in towns. My view is POVERTY NOT HATCHES OR CRECHES !

    ii. ” BABY DUMPING IN MALAYSIA. STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS A SOCIAL ILLNESS.”

    Senior Public personalities and civil servants have been formulating “strategies” to packed halls of civil servants for decades. Even FGW which lost RM 17 Billion cash is now formulating “strategies” to make money without the RM 17 Billion.

    It is not the deficient “strategies” but POVERTY is the cause of all social issues. This is definitely not an illness. Let us not bark up the wrong tree and waste time and money. To eradicate POVERTY, all efforts must be focussed on it by all concerned for a long time. Hence, if the Government has no money in its coffers, the poor in this country whether Malay, Chinese, Indian and all the others will forever live in POVERTY.

    There is no denying that the NEP did provide a certain modicum of benefits to all and sundry. The NEP also had its flaws in the implementation of its noble objectives as thought out by our great Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his team.

    However, from this experience and with a beautiful hind-sight, the Leaders of the day will have to consider a New Economic Policy for the 21st Century in view of the severe devastation of the Wealth and opportunities for all Rakyat whether Malay, Chinese, Indian or all the others by the self-inflicted loss of Government money or by the vicissitudes of the Covid 19 virus pandemic which returned our beloved Malaysia and all her 32 Million citizens to zero base or square One !

    TODAY, THE ISSUE OF POVERTY OF ALL MALAYSIANS, MALAY, CHINESE, INDIAN AND THE OTHERS IS AS CRITICAL AS 1969 BUT WITHOUT THE RIOTS.

    KUDOS TO OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FOR HIGH-LIGHTING THIS PROBLEMATIC ISSUE IN THE PRESENCE OF SO MANY RECALCITRANTS TODAY WHO COULD NOT SEE THE WOOD FROM THE TREES !

    There are voices shrilly seeking help on this issue but seemed to have been drowned out by irrelevant issues of the day, like quarrelling in the wet market by elected representatives of the Rakyat in the Dewan Rakyat as was reported by the media.

    However, minor issues aside, I view the following measures within the context of the revered Constitution as safe-guarded by the Yang-Di-Pertuan and the Royal Sultans as follows :-

    1. The First Priority should be given to the rural areas which are involved in Horticulture and Aquaculture as proposed by Tun Daim Zainuddin many months ago. Japan and Switzerland, two of the most advanced countries in the World, heavily subsidised farming in the country-side. This is also to preserve their cultural and historical heritage which both countries are proud of.

    2. The Second Priority is for the support and promotion of e-business which is now overwhelming the World with the Pandemic giving it a gigantic push. It pays to reach out to the Islamic World and beyond via the e-business with our Malaysian goods and services.

    3. The Third Priority must be to focus on the many SMEs the back bone of an emerging economy like Malaysia. Cheap and easy finance and tax breaks will make them grow.

    4. The Fourth Priority will be the eponymous GLCs which role in capitalistic Malaysia has been called into question ! Return these GLCs to the MALAY PRIVATE SECTOR. Each GLC should also have 30% non-Malay equity participation. The long-standing vernacular schools may be resolved partially here. Make sure some new found wealth is returned to the Society because I have observed that some 1971 NEP billionaires only consort with Kuwaiti princesses in London, avoid the UMNO which made them very rich and are not charitable to the Rakyat. What a waste of good NEP intentions !

    5. The Fifth Priority should be to sustain and support Malaysia’s famed hawkers and itinerant food vendors and others who eke out a living in the streets, rain or shine. An Agency concerned only with Micro-banking controlled by the Government should be available to facilitate them and also the Government servants and clerical staff. Instead of billions of ringgits flowing overseas to benefit only the host countries – money which is lost forever. Vide. The UN, IMF and World Bank Reports.

    6. The Sixth Priority is to have a proper Education Curriculum which is not politicised but biased towards Commerce, Science and Social Morals with a choice of at least 2 languages, Bahasa Melayu being compulsory.

    7. The Seventh Priority is to appoint a person like Dato Seri Sharil Redzuan Ridzuan to oversee the beginnings of the 21st Century Plan under the Prime Minister of the day.

    8. The Eighth Priority is to ensure all essential foodstuffs like rice, flour, sugar are available at affordable prices at all times without Corruption. Some countries claimed to return to war time conditions just to fight the Pandemic. Malaysia has to fight both the Pandemic and the Poverty without money in her coffers unlike before 2004.

    9. The Ninth Priority will be the adequate funding of the banking system without which no Economic Plan will work. By supporting the Government’s New Plan, the banks are assured of Prosperity, Peace and Harmony to make more money.

    10. The Tenth Priority is the incumbent Prime Minister who is expected by all the Rakyat to launch a NEW 21st CENTURY SOCIAL ECONOMIC PLAN as soon as possible. The ‘Malaysia Peace Plan’ for all Citizens.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. But as you correctly said problems will become serious and difficult to resolve if we continue to be in self-denial. Time is of the essence !

    THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO PUT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA ON A BETTER FOOTING AS ONE OF 4 IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING THE UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA ! Acheh !

  64. mubarakchan Jul 21,2020 12:09 AM

    Tun,

    Here are two headlines which partially reveal the state of our economy today, thus

    1. ” MALAYSIAN FARE HAS ITS OWN FLARE. LOCAL PRODUCTS AS GOOD AS THOSE MADE OVERSEAS, SAY ENTREPRENEURS. ” The Star.

    On the whole I agree with the entrepreneurs. Most of our manufactured goods like foodstuffs are surprisingly of a high standard. A can of my favourite sardines from overseas which used to cost RM 4 has now escalated to RM 20. Fortunately, a local factory could produce the same for only RM 6. Imported fish products were my fare too. But due to the disappearance of these high priced items, I have changed my taste to locally made excellent beef and lamb burgers. Of late, I ate locally produced eggs for breakfasts which I found to be of a high standard with so many farmers producing the asme thing. I have always avoided egg products for a life-time !

    Packaging and quality of the products to international standards are a must. Japan and Switzerland are leaders in these fields !

    Malaysia’s standards of horti-culture may not be as good as some other ASEAN countries but most of its products are on par with them. Before the Pandemic, I used to feast regularly on corn cobs sold by a Malay itinerant hawker down the street. The corn cobs which he sold were excellent. I never asked from where he sourced it.

    The Government has begun to coax the Rakyat to buy local products like fruits which I heartily support especially in competition with imported fruits. It should bolster its Policy on the horti-culture sector as well as the aqua-products sector as suggested by Tun Daim Zainuddin many months ago. Strangely, FELDA is revising its strategy after RM 17 Billion had bolted. How to revise with no money ?

    2. ” WEE. GOVT. READY TO HELP REVIVE TOURISM INDUSTRY. ” The Star.

    This is the first time for a very long time that a MCA Leader said something meaningful. Unfortunately, he was the wrong fellow who said the right thing to the Tourist Association official ! Wee is the Minister of Transport and not the Minister of Tourism.

    The Tourist Industry needs all the help it requires being the most important industry to garner quick returns of foreign exchange for Malaysia. Not only that, the fall out from increasing arrivals of tourists meant more employment and income for the tourist industry vis-a-vis the country.

    In the distant past, no one cared about developing the tourist industry because in those easy days, foreign exchange and jobs were easy to come by. No longer with the depressed commodities prices and bad governance by the Government 2004 to 2018 which did not believe in saving money for the rainy day which is now, but ‘Cash is King’, Malaysia has become a poor country.

    This is the main reason that I said we must start all over again. Vide. The UN, World Bank, IMF reported that over RM 1 Trillion flowed overseas. Only the Public Sector has so much money. Not the Private Sector.

    Traditionally, tourism was the first industry bolstered by any country which needed foreign exchange, jobs, income etc. Second World War devastated Germany, Japan and Italy went all out for tourism and recovered through their efforts.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  65. mubarakchan Jul 18,2020 12:52 AM

    Tun,

    Here is a headline of today which we should all be concerned about, thus

    ” WFP CHIEF : STARVATION ON THE RISE IN SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ”
    AL-JAZEERA.

    Instead of wasting money and doing nothing for the poor Rakyat by reclaiming the sea off Pulau Pinang approved by a political party which claims to be Socialists or waste more money by re-aligning the money losing ECRL, it pays to realise what is happening elsewhere in this small World of ours which is inflicted by the Covid 19 virus pandemic. A pandemic which even the Great United States found it is an enigma to her great powers, both military and monetary !

    Our Government of the day should now take steps to ensure that our stocks of rice and flour are not only cheap but edible WITHOUT CORRUPTION ! Other essentials for general consumption are to be monitored and kept under strict control with supplies ensured. Such simple tasks are sometime overlooked by those who are fresh in their jobs and are not fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans.

    And there should be no last minute scandals concerning foodstuffs which we consume every day.

    I reckon our beloved Malaysia will take steps which will protect us for at least 2 – 3 years as the recovery will be slow and uneven.

    The economists of the World are now flabbergasted on how to work out something tangible instead of just reading the tea leaves which was fine and dandy pre-Pandemic. Every day is a new frontier for the economists who are now silent for sometime. Only the politicians spoke out on something which they know very little about. The scientists are too busy fighting the Pandemic !

    All socio-economic Models have gone over-board until the Pandemic simmers down which no one will be able to say when as all countries of the World are infected in a globalised World of mass mingling of Humankind over all sorts of activities facilitated by jet travel !

    And with the United States being recalcitrant with the WHO and other agencies, the World is not united to fight any disaster concerning the health of Humankind. Sad !

    As for our beloved Malaysia which used to be rich once before 2004, we now owe others over RM 1 Trillion and lost precious national assets because the Administrations between 2004 to 2018 did not believe in saving for the rainy day which is now but Cash is King. A phrase which no Democratic government outside of Malaysia, ever dared to utter !

    Between 2002 to 2018, over RM 1 Trillion flowed out of Malaysia according to the UN, the World Bank, and the IMF. Only the Public Sector not Private Sector had so much money !

    We have to begin all over again with our Rakyat and the natural resources.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  66. mubarakchan Jul 14,2020 7:11 PM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.

    ” UK-CHINA RELATIONS : FROM GOLDEN ERA TO THE DEEP FREEZE ” FT.

    ” THE UNITED STATES REJECTS CHINA’S SOUTH CHINA SEA CLAIMS ” Bloomberg.

    From the headlines, it pays for our beloved Malaysia to adopt a neutral foreign Policy according to International Laws. But we defend our Sovereignty and National Interest concerning all our national according to International Laws.

    Unlike our 2004 Government which ran off for no reason to The Hague to find out whether Malaysia owned Pulau Batu Putih or not since pre-colonial times. Of course, we lost the rock legally and suffered humiliation from a book published by the legal eagles of Singapore. The chief is now Honorary President of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society which faithfully recorded the truthful history of the Pulau Batu Putih in ancient times !

    Also, since 2018, Malaysia has become one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia, arising from its strategic geo-political location, its peoples with a stable democratic government and its natural resources.

    Hence, Malaysia’s Foreign Policy has become a serious subject matter in the general interest of the World in accordance with International Laws !

  67. mubarakchan Jul 14,2020 6:43 PM

    Tun

    These are indeed troubling times for all countries and the peoples of the World.

    Even without the Covid 19 virus Pandemic, the World were full of problems from poverty to food shortages to wanton murder of thousands of defenceless men, women and children in the path of war-like nations.

    The United Nations could do nothing despite being founded by the victorious Powers after World War II in 1946 to overseer peace and harmony for all Humankind in the future years to come !

    Not forgetting that our beloved Malaysia was one of the first to offer her troops to safeguard the Congo soon after Merdeka. This has been Malaysia’s exemplary service to the World out of her own volition. Our finest Leadership under the Tunku in those early days which all should remember and be proud of.

    We Malaysians must never forget our past built up through the hard work and lives of all Rakyat since the days of the Royal Sultans of hundreds of years ago ! History is the finest arbiter of the Truth. Historians do play an important role in a country’s soul and wherewithal always.

    A country which forgets its roots will surely heads for trouble and oblivion being soul-less and without historical, cultural or spiritual ballast !

    And the glaring headlines of today from the media, thus :-

    1. “SINGAPORE IN RECESSION WITH GDP DOWN 12.6% IN Q2, FLASH FIGURES SHOW”
    SBT.

    2. “SINGAPORE ECONOMY SHRINKS A RECORD 41.2% IN SECOND QUARTER” FT.

    3. “SINGAPORE IN RECESSION WITH GDP PLUNGES A RECORD 12.6%.” Bloomberg.

    This is no laughing matter concerning Singapore’s economy because all countries have been attacked by the same Covid 19 virus Pandemic and are in the same boat. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS HOW A COUNTRY’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC MODEL TAKES THE DAMAGE SO INFLICTED BY THE PANDEMIC AND THE AUTHORITIES REACTION TO DEAL WITH SUCH AN UNUSUAL CALAMITY. Only time will tell !

    Events now happening in Singapore will surely also occur in Malaysia. But how the results pan out is another story !

    Hence, since March 2020, I had always pleaded with the incumbent Government to raise at least RM 400 Billion as soon as possible because the current hiatus in socio-economics is huge and never experienced before anywhere.

    In the case of the United Kingdom, the Chancellor Exchequer Risik Sunak seemed to be releasing more and more money every other day. This showed that even in the UK, the damaged inflicted by the Pandemic has no end or no beginning ! The bottom has not yet been established in all countries. Like suddenly, Hong Kong had a second spike of the Pandemic.

    Not only that, in the recession of the old days, at times like these the Government had plenty of money in its coffers and commodities prices were high. The authorities just spent a bit more and loosen up the banking system to provide more credit to the customers. Lo and behold ! the consumers spent and in a jiffy our beloved Malaysia was over the hump !

    Also, our famed extended families took the recession shock by looking after their own. And with loyal and honest Government Servants, before we could say ‘Beloved Malaysia’, Malaysia and her Rakyat recovered to face another day of blue skies and sunshine ! That was yesterday. Today is today !

    Today, our beloved Malaysia is poor after 14 years of mismanagement by its elected rulers, 2004-2018, who did not save for the rainy day which would surely arrive which is today ! During this time, all normal governance and practices were thrown overboard. Words like “CASH IS KING” which were never uttered by elected democrats in all countries since the dawn of Democracy found its place in the vocabulary of Malaysia’s Political Leadership !

    All these events were faithfully recorded by pundits in foreign countries whose job was to take cognisance of such unusual happenings in other countries. The first line of pundits have always been the journalists proposing fake interviews to catch the unwary. Then they were followed by the academicians and finally the foreign ministries of governments. The World has become a small place. So, we know where exactly Malaysia stands today.

    And it was reported RM 1.3 Trillion flowed overseas between 2002-2018 by the UN, the World Bank and the IMF ! Hence, a stimulus of at least RM 400 Billion is required to keep our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat alive and kicking as a result of this Pandemic.

    From this Pandemic, a Game Changer has taken place because from now, Pandemics can travel at jet speed to other countries ! In medieval times, it took the bubonic plague, at least 300 years to travel from China to London !

    More headlines to show the effect of the Covid 19 virus Pandemic on our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat, thus :-

    ” MAY UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE 5.3% TO 826,000 OR HOW MANY BUSINESSES WENT BANKRUPT “. The Star.

    ” SMALL BUSINESSES DYING OFF. 1 MILLION LOST JOBS BUT NOBODY CARES ”
    The Star.

    I have been saying for years that the 3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law of the PMO did not revise the Bankruptcy Act 1967 like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia to prepare our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat to face unexpected financial calamity. In fact, one smart alec made a snide remark on this in his or her arrogance forgetting Balzac’s ” Behind every great fortune, a great crime !

    The very first action the United Kingdom took was to save her big and small businesses like all other countries outside of Malaysia. These are the Life blood of any country which wants to survive and move on.

    Now Malaysia has over 700,000 bankrupts inclusive of 300,000 young Malays and non-Malays PLUS THE 1,000,000 UNEMPLOYED FROM THE MANY BANKRUPT BUSINESSES. ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES ARE SUBJECTED TO THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 WHICH IS VICTORIAN AND NEVER PROPERLY UP-DATED !

    In fact certain quarters alleged that this was influenced by certain corrupt members of the financial institutions like share-brokers or bankers. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018. At least 2 Million citizens who are now unproductive without income. It is 3-4 Million if the dependents are added !

    If the incumbent Government is aware of the dire sufferings of the Rakyat, they should know what to do which I support them wholeheartedly !

    And here is a headline from the fawning and feeble-minded DAP Leadership, thus :-

    ” YEOH: ANWAR, SHAFIE AND DR M’S UNITED FRONT SILVER LINING TO SPEAKER CHANGE ” Malaysiakini.

    UNITE AFTER SELF DESTRUCTION AND SELF-IMMOLATION PLUS AFTER THE HORSE HAD BOLTED. What a strange bunch of politicians these DAPs are ! The DAP did nothing openly whilst in Power. And now this absurd comment ! A great disappointment !

    This fellow must be in Mars, high on drugs or in a pipe dream ! Especially when millions of suffering Rakyat today were caused by this fellow’s feeble minded DAP Leadership talking about ‘nursery in the Dewan Rakyat, bottom pinching Bill, traffic jams in condos areas etc AND A MINISTER OF LAW PMO OFFICE ONLY INTERESTED IN SABAH !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem as it is clearly shown now that apart from your Life-long dedication to the cause of our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat, certain members of your PH Cabinet team played pucks whilst in Power. NOW OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT PAY THE PRICE OF THEIR INSOUCIANCE IN POWER. Time is precious. Time is of the essence ! Who wants to vote these folks into Power any more when they were not only negligent but also lose Power seamlessly whilst in Power ! The very First of its kind in the World !

  68. mubarakchan Jul 13,2020 5:54 PM

    Tun,

    Two contentious headlines appeared today which could not escape the eye, thus :-

    1. ” THE DAP’S MALAY DILEMMA ” Malaysiakini.

    The DAP’s Malay Dilemma is self-inflicted by its foreign and anti-Constitutional slogan, ‘Malaysia for Malaysians’ which no Constitutionaiist will accept because the majority of the Malaysians accepted its original precepts from the beginning.

    The DAP had a golden opportunity to morph into the mainstream of Malaysian Politics between 2018 to 2020 when it was in Power. But they did nothing and only plotted their own downfall from grace due to the better mentally equipped opponents which they faced.

    DAP’s golden opportunity would have been to simply drop the anti-Malaysian Constitution slogan and embraced Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest openly. Like this, suspicions of their perceived secret agenda would have been erased with the disappearance of their Malay Dilemma.

    But the DAP did nothing and was contented to do what they have been doing since 1966 ! Just a bunch of vocal social workers specialised in Dewan Rakyat’s conundrums. The DAP avoided the big brush strokes of Malaysian Politics but never missed crossing the ‘t’ or dotting the ‘i’ connected with it. Like this how to do big things in the interests of all Rakyat ?

    With DAP’s inability to do U-turns or morph into a mainstream political party supported by the diverse population of Malaysia, it is highly unlikely that it will assume Power in Putrajaya again. This makes the DAP sojourn in Putrajaya like a pipe-dream !

    A political party anywhere in the World has the paramount objective to win at elections and rule the country. But in DAP’s case, we see a political party in Power being kicked out of office seamlessly by the Opposition ! Where else but Malaysia and the DAP !

    This shows without a doubt, the DAP’s Leadership failed its members and supporters when its general-ship was required the most to lead them out of the woods. This sort of feeble-minded Leadership was exposed at a critical time in its history. And history is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    For the DAP even its few non-Chinese members will have doubts about the future performance of its Leadership which has clearly shown in this Putrajaya debacle that the word ‘change’ is not in their vocabulary. This I would say was a terrible mistake. But our beloved Malaysia will move on regardless ! And the Malaysian Chinese are left with no credible political Leadership ! I am certain the majority of the Malaysian Chinese will never agree to oppose the Government or any Government at any time at all. Therefore, Chinese dominated political parties have a vital and important role to play when they are in or out of Power ! Such responsibilities and duties should not be taken lightly !

    Is the secret agenda for DAP to be forever in the Opposition ? Of course, this will serve our Malaysian style of democracy well because for optics sake, it takes two to tango !

    DAP’s Malay Dilemma is of its own creation !

    2. ” GOVT, BNM MUST STEP IN TO EXTEND BANK LOANS – REPAYMENT MORATORIUM. MATTA. ” The Edge.

    All the countries of the World have admitted that the Covid 19 virus pandemic has brought huge unemployment and hardships which were never experienced before and Malaysia is no exception ! The MTUC had already warned that the banks would be overwhelmed by unpaid loans if the Government fails to protect the Rakyat of Malaysia.

    MATTA the travel agents of the travel industry are important catalysts to bring in the tourists with the foreign exchange as soon as possible. They certainly require the Government’s assistance in every manner.

    After World War II, the flattened cities of Germany and Japan and war-torn Italy relied entirely on their tourist industry to get back on their feet. Tourists bring in foreign currencies quickly which also will boost all outlets which employ workers like hotels, transport, tours, catering etc. Therefore, the Government has no choice but to ensure the viability and profitability of the tourist industry. Not only that, in a small country like Malaysia, all businesses are in the same boat. Hence, at the beginning of 2020, I suggested that Malaysia raised RM 400 Billion in 2 tranches – one immediate RM 300 Billion and one later.

    Our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat are more important than money which we can make again as long as “Cash is not the King” !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  69. mubarakchan Jul 12,2020 3:43 PM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians are aware that Malaysia is now in a political limbo which was caused by one of the components of the ex-ruling PH Coalition Government ?

    This particular Party is now silent because what they did was without purpose and thoughtless. An act which has brought our beloved Malaysia to a political standstill or dead-end without proper Leadership which should have been legally and rightly belonged to the PH coalition for at least 5 years 2018-2023 and now, up popped the paramount UMNO party which was the soul and spirit of Malaysia since 1946.

    As a Constitutionalist and never a Communalist since 1954, I have always spoken in favour of our beloved Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest without fear or favour as safeguarded by our revered Constitution, our Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. I supported all incumbent Governments until they lose their mojo.

    And at this critical stage of our country’s political and democratic development, the NGOs and this particular Political Party which had caused the damage after claiming to be as clean as virgin snow and like Caesar’s wife beyond reproach for as long as we can remember, are eerily silent for fear of finger-pointing by irresponsible individuals or the advice of their sponsors.

    The historical facts before us are inescapable. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    What goes round, comes around ! Now the inescapable truth is UMNO has now returned as an alleged Leaderless paramount Political Party of Malaysia without a doubt.

    UMNO has always been the solid spine of our beloved Malaysia as construed by our revered Constitution since Malaya was de-colonised. But UMNO’s history stretched back far more than this. And strangely, the obstacle to the refreshment of UMNO is not MONEY but the conscience and obstinacy of its warlords. It is alleged one warlord has a collection of 40 divisional chiefs. It is obvious that our Malaysian Politics have to be resolved within our Malaysian style Democracy which follows the diplomatic saying, thus :-

    ” 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 ! ”

    An the paramount UMNO now without an alleged unblemished Leader has opened itself to all sorts of speculations on its next Leader and a countless number of prospective candidates offering themselves to be the next Leader. I have no quarrel with this or the ambitions of others. I wish all of them well with success !

    In my mind, there are only 2 who fit the bill at the moment. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz who has an exemplary record of public service and Dato Seri Mukhriz who will bring not only UMNO unity but MALAY UNITY vis-a-vis Malaysian Unity to our Nation of 32 Million and also, may be another candidate from UMNO itself. If they are chosen, they should only serve for 4 years to show sincerity of service to the Nation.

    Traditionally, Malaya has always looked up to a respected Leader at the apex of the Power Pyramid from the Sultans of hundreds of years ago right down to our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. But when this magic formula of the Power Pyramid was forgotten and replaced by the common cliche, ” Cash is King “, trouble came in a jiffy because elected Rulers and Governments are not supposed to be involved in making money but only the Rakyat ! This has always been the common belief by all peoples of the World except in the communist or authoritarian states.

    As a Constitutionalist and never a Communalist since 1954, I can think and analyse the Political Problems in all clearness and sincerity. These arose out of the absence of 3 Generations of Malay elite, 1971-2018 which disappeared through self-indulgence and self-immolation. We need a pool of thousands of real Malay elite to create, do things and move forward as per our revered Constitution – NOT fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans. Without them, the non-Malay elite can do nothing but only twiddle their thumbs and sit on their backsides !

    With Malay Unity via the paramount UMNO vis-a-vis Malaysian Unity, Malaysia will fulfil her role as a strategic geo-political member of one of 4 most important countries of the World being the UK, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. The World is looking at Malaysia which used to be treated as a bland and unexciting country. No longer ! Even with empty coffers, we have the human and natural resources to re-establish our status and wherewithal through normal governance and practices ! No more ! No less !

    When UMNO members realise that UMNO is a National Treasure and the eternal spine of our beloved Malaysia, hopefully, the Party is treated differently and importantly – not only for its members but for all Malaysians with a new motto ” PAX MALAYSIANA ” not the divisive, foreign and un-constitutional “Malaysia for Malaysians”.

    Sadly, the DAP could not live up to its own beliefs and aspirations or billings. But it was another entity when in Power, 2018-2020 for the reasons best known to themselves. DAP became a small boy amongst giants ! A great disappointment.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. As you have said many times, problems are due to mind-sets or lack of COMMON SENSE ! It is up to Humankind to resolve them !

  70. mubarakchan Jul 11,2020 11:59 PM

    Tun

    Again, our week-end is beset with interesting headlines which could not avoid, thus

    1, ” DAP NEEDS TO BE MORE SENSITIVE TO DISPEL MALAY COMMUNITY’S MIS-UNDERSTANDING. ” Malaysiakini. It’s not going to happen !

    What else but the DAP in being exclusive and arrogant not in the interests of its own survival ?

    The feeble-minded and thick-skinned Leadership carried on as though nothing changed whilst in Power for 20 months. In Malaysian Politics, a day, is as long as a month. During the allotted time, the DAP Leadership could do so many earth-shattering things in the Nation’s and their own interests. But nothing happened after the DAP won with the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Phenomenon of 9 May 2018.

    As far as a bystander like myself could discern, it was that these folks were busy conspiring behind closed doors trying to reform the revered Constitution which safeguards the majority which in turn is safeguarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    And as could be publicly perceived, the DAP had been attempting this since 1966 with their tattered slogan, “Malaysia for Malaysians” which hidden meaning was enough to divide the country.

    Between 9 May 2018 and March 2020, the estranged DAP had two choices to be generally accepted by all and put them back into mainstream Malaysian Politics. But instead they did nothing which displayed a lack of common sense and saved their butts from sudden eviction from Putrajaya ! These were as follows :-

    i) DISCARDS THE DAP’S ESOTERIC IMAGE AND EMBRACES THE SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. Do not forget we are Malaysians!

    ii) UNDERTAKE A NATIONAL PROJECT WHICH BENEFITS ALL THE RAKYAT.

    This Project should have been undertaken from Day One of assuming Power.

    The manifold joint Pulau Pinang-Kedah Joint Development Project by which the old Bayan Lepas Airport is turned into a new George Town taking the pressure off the old George Town. A Japanese type of country train replaced the Highway from Tanjong Bungah to the New George Town and beyond to the new Kulim International Airport and Sungei Patani. No quit rent and assessment for the old George Town. The 19th Century sewage system upgraded with flood mitigation undertaken. No under-sea tunnel or reclamation. The object is to turn Pulau Pinang into the World’s best holiday destination with many jobs for the Rakyat in the tourist service industry whilst the factories are re-located to the mainland and Kedah. Also, the Butterworth Air base would be the 2nd New George Town.

    A socio-economic Plan like this would benefit all the Rakyat AT MINIMUM COST. And if this Plan had been implemented, the Covid 19 virus pandemic suited it well.

    But the feeble minded DAP Leadership preferred to do the impossible with opaque reasons which I do not understand – to undertake mega projects which cost billions of ringgits, like Singapore or Hong Kong. To this day since 2008, nothing has happened and nothing achieved. WHAT A WASTE OF POLITICAL POWER AND TIME IN THE WRONG HANDS !

    The two straight forward approaches would have benefitted all the Rakyat and the DAP themselves by turning over a new leaf between 2018 and 2020. It is no use going to the drawing boards for the DAP which has lost its mojo, once in a Lifetime opportunity forever.

    The DAP failed to move into the mainstream of Malaysian Politics because they brain-washed themselves for years in more ways than one which reasons are only known to themselves !

    2. ” RAFIDAH LAMENTS ABSENCE OF LEADERSHIP AMID POLITICAL HORSE TRADING.” Malaysiakini.

    This headline is self-explanatory !

    3. ” RM 70 MILLION ALLOCATION TO HELP THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAYS WORKS MINISTER. ” The Star.

    Since when did Malaysia’s Construction Industry which is one of the key components of her GDP become a Mickey Mouse ? A tiny sum of money which some Public Servants would have much more in their bank accounts overseas.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  71. mubarakchan Jul 10,2020 6:20 PM

    Tun,

    As the Political Leaders are trying to find a way out of the political morass which our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat found themselves in due to unforeseen circumstances and political skullduggery, it is good to assess our Nation’s and her citizens’ strong points instead of being dragged down by negativity or listen to the voices of outsiders or busybodies.

    In our recent history, our Leaders had always found a way out of an impossible situation from the Tunku in 1951, then Tun Abdul Razak in 1971 and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2000.

    Most of our Political parties had fulfilled their tasks except for the DAP which present stance of silence will get its feeble-minded Leadership and adherents nowhere.

    Not only that, DAP’s biggest display of inaction which resulted in disappointment to those who hoped this maverick would become conventional in the name of Sovereignty and National Interest, was when they were in Power for only 20 months. The best the DAP did was to drop the slogan ” Malaysia for Malaysians ” which was not original and folded their flag. These acts fooled no one !

    With so many self-acclaimed high IQ big-shots in the DAP which was supposed to be as white as the virgin snow and like Caesar’s wife beyond reproach, it was a surprise the whole DAP crew failed to read the political tea leaves in the tea cup correctly.

    If this mixed-up crew tried to serve 2 or 3 political masters, themselves being one of them, their wanton ambitions failed miserably – for the simple fact that they had been knocking on the virtual doors of Putrajaya since 1966 !

    When in Power, the simple expedience for the feeble minded DAP Leadership was just to hang on to the coat-tails of our beloved Tun even though he was speeding at 1,000 km per hour ! The DAP feeble-minded Leadership played safe and lost all, in this political game of ALL OR NOTHING. It is unlikely DAP will be in Power again because by the next Power Play their Leadership may be even more feeble !

    Hence, with the feeble-minded DAP out of the Political Equation, it now pays for all the other political parties to look at themselves vis-a-vis the Nation and the Rakyat to realise that despite the Covid 19 virus pandemic, our country has survived quite well due to the co-operative efforts of all Rakyat including the D-G of the Ministry of Health and his crew.

    Even though Malaysia has not much funds in her coffers this time round, we have the Human and Natural resources. It is towards the efficient and competent utilisation of these resources by an unblemished UMNO, the paramount political party that our beloved Malaysia will rise again to greater heights of endeavour and achievement to fulfil Malaysia’s new role as one of 4 most important small countries of the World being the UK, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Some outsiders look up to Malaysia on this !

    We have done this before with the right kind of Leadership. We can do it again this time even though our apparent Poverty was self-inflicted. And course, my pleadings for a Malay real elite group of thousands, not fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans to provide the Leadership at the apex of Power, is a MUST in more way than one !

    Despite the following headline from the Nikkei Asia Review, I beg to differ from its opinion as I am a born optimist with much faith in my own fellow citizens :-

    ” MALAYSIA’S ECONOMY HAS A SERIOUS POLITICAL PROBLEM. ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Eventually, our Malaysian Political Equation will balance itself in time.

  72. mubarakchan Jul 9,2020 12:50 AM

    Tun,

    A typo error to my Comment which should read as follows..

    ” …….Unorthodox Policy which we are NOT accustomed to… ” Sorry.

  73. mubarakchan Jul 9,2020 12:43 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    Here are two self-explanatory headlines for the thinking citizen, thus

    1. ” THE WORLD FALLS APART AS THE US WITHDRAWS. AN ADMINISTRATION THAT CANNOT GOVERN MARKS A STARK CONTRAST WITH CHINA. “. FT. Martin Wolf.

    2. ” DEMOCRACY WILL FAIL IF WE DON’T THINK LIKE CITIZENS. ” COVID 19 COULD TEAR FREE WESTERN SOCIETIES. BUT WITH A STABLE MIDDLE CLASS, THE STATE RISKS SUCCUMBING TO PLUTOCRACY. FT. Martin Wolf.

  74. mubarakchan Jul 9,2020 12:09 AM

    Tun,

    Whilst we Malaysians are jawing and jawing non-stop, a serious crisis is escalating in the Home of Freedom and the Brave, the United States. Headlines after headlines displayed the continuous rise of the Covid 19 virus infected cases which reached a crescendo of over 60,000 cases in just one day being Tuesday, 7 July 2020. The total infected cases totalled over 2 Million with deaths of 130,000 with more to come.

    President Trump is proud of the low mortality rate which he repeated over and over again in his Tweets or public announcements. Most of the medical experts accused him of being in denial.

    This is an astounding case of self-sustainability which over-rides Public Interest. This sort of mis-placed political beliefs happened not only in our beloved Malaysia but well-respected countries as well.

    We all wish the United States well in all aspects as the Leader of the Free World. But in recent years, the United States have become retrogressive and reverted back to its shell. The whole World suffered for this unorthodox Policy which we have been accustomed to. Does this remind us of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire with the Roman Legions forever retreating back to Rome from 1 AD ?

    But in 1982, a Professor of History, from Jesus College, Cambridge, told me that the Fall of Rome was not due to the Barbarians at the gate. Instead, it was due to the huge numbers of foreigners within the gate ! He attempted to explain to me why London had so many foreigners in 1982.

    Strangely, American Universities, and academia adopted the precepts of Greco-Roman ideology and culture in all aspects which I found out from American publications in my school’s library a long time ago. Yet, America the mightiest hegemonic Power the World has ever seen, seems to be repeating the final episodes as featured in the Fall and Rise of the Roman Empire. And China is not ready to replace the great United States for at least another 100 years due to her agrarian poverty. The World needs a good and sensible Leader !

    The Americans behaved differently through the ages. The GIs were my heroes in World War II. They were fighting against the Axis of Evil then and generously dispensed their gum and comics to kids like me. Between 1943 to 1945, there were more GIs in New Delhi than Indians. By the Vietnam War 1962-1975, the GIs changed from Knights in Shining Armour to something different. Until today, the GIs have become politicised in the United States interests around the World.

    Even a great Nation like the United States has problems electing the right kind of Leadership in a democratic society which has been in existence since 1774. The Leadership problems in our beloved Malaysia today are part and parcel of a maturing Democracy since 1957 !

    Therefore, it pays for a paramount Political Party like the UMNO to have a Leader who is unblemished and ready to serve our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat in support of the fact that Malaysia is now one of 4 important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. The World is looking at us !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  75. HBT456 Jul 6,2020 1:39 PM

    mubarakchan Jul 6,2020 12:34 AM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians now realised that the Political Structure of Malaysia cracked up when the Age-old Power Pyramid was either forgotten or deliberately destroyed between 2004 to 2018.

    The Power Pyramid between 1957 to 2003 delivered the goodies to the Rakyat. But from 2004 to 2018, the goodies defied gravity and flowed upwards to the apex ! In a small country like Malaysia, the Rakyat have always depended on the Government at the apex to provide the goodies.

    Malaysia functioned very well with the traditional Power Pyramid in a country not without inequalities in political and socio-economic terms. But the Government would have created a better playing field if the precepts of the Power Pyramid had functioned between 2004 to 2018 or the legacy of the previous Governments from 1957 had been preserved and remained untouched. But the mischief to do things which could easily crossed the red line in a small country did happen.

    Malaysia is a small country where all things are finely balanced by the Government in terms of people, jobs and money ! Traditionally, the Government had always been the referee to ensure its Policies were crafted in the name of Justice and Fair-play. The moment the Government fell asleep or forgot its traditions in dispensing the goodies to the Rakyat, the country becomes restless and unhappy. And the only way to calm things down is for the Government to foster a good and robust economy for the benefit of all. The creation of jobs via construction and infra-structural development, the establishment of factories and businesses of all kinds by the Private Sector are conventional ways whereby money flows into the pockets of the Rakyat with solid Governmental support.

    Common sense dictates that Corruption in the Government System will divert precious money from the pockets of the Rakyat into the pockets of the Corrupt in Power. It is as simple as this. The Rakyat without money will be reflected in the death knell of consumerism and more. And with the all out attack on a country by the Covid 19 virus pandemic, this only adds to the double whammy which is damaging our Malaysia’s economic wherewithal and her Rakyat.

    AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE FACING NOW. WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.

    But the fine efforts by the Ministry of Health and its D-G have reduced the incidence of the Pandemic to do much damage.. This is not the end of the story. It is only the beginning. The beginning of a New Normal on how to live and work with the threat of the Covid 19 virus amongst us daily. For starters, this awareness of the threat can only add to our costs amongst other factors which are as yet unknown. This is on the assumption that the debris in terms of human sufferings and money could be rehabilitated or cleared quickly which only the Government can provide.

    The Policy to deal with the hiatus left by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic could be tackled efficiently and competently by the Government of a similar ilk. The jurors are still out on this.

    As Malaysia is not like any other country but is one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia, it pays to get our Malaysian Political System in order. And in line with all democratically elected governments in the World, this is an opportune time to refresh Malaysia’s paramount Political party and move on with a Leader who is qualified without blemish.

    Despite the vicissitudes faced by Malaysia now, we have the peoples and the natural resources to begin on the right footing all over again with the Power Pyramid as governed by our revered Constitution as safeguarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. It is never too late.

    In the past, academicians have studied what made Malaysia ticked. We will not fail them now or ever !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    PYRAMIC SCHEME, MALAYSIA FREESTYLE ?

    ACHEH ?
    PASIR ?
    HAINAN ISLAND ?
    HUKUM HUDUD ?
    BIKIN KEMPEN ‘BUY MADE IN MALAYSIA FIRST’, MANA ADIL TO FOREIGN BRAND OWNERS WHO HAVE INVESTED IN THIS COUNTRY VIA FRANCHISING ?

    TAJ MAHAL EVERGREEN LOVE STORY ?
    UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA ?

    WE ARE FORTUNATE, MAJORITY OF MALAYSIANS FOLLOWED MCO ISSUED BY MOH DURING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

    JIMAT DAN KEDEKUT, CAN YOU DIFFERENTIATE ?

    REFORMASI TAK JADI, DEMOKASI JALANAN ?
    TRANSFORMASI TAK JADI, DEMOKASI JALANAN LAGI ?
    DEMOKASI JALANAN TAK JADI, SAMSENG JALANAN ?

    APABILA KESENGSARAAN DIVIRALKAN, HALAL CAN BE HARAM, HARAM CAN BE HALAL, MANA ADA KEADILAN INI SINCE AHLI2 POLITIK KHUSUSNYA MELAYU DAN BUMIPUTRA MUSLIM WHOM COULD BE RIGGED BEHIND THEIR OWN BASE VOTERS ?

    DO YOU KNOW WHY ‘BUFFER’ ZONE REALLY MEANS, AND WHY THIS ZONE IS REQUIRED ?

    P/S: KINI, LOW SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS PUN MAMPU BELI SMART PHONE, YOU RASA GOLONGAN B40 TAK MAMPU ?

  76. mubarakchan Jul 6,2020 12:34 AM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians now realised that the Political Structure of Malaysia cracked up when the Age-old Power Pyramid was either forgotten or deliberately destroyed between 2004 to 2018.

    The Power Pyramid between 1957 to 2003 delivered the goodies to the Rakyat. But from 2004 to 2018, the goodies defied gravity and flowed upwards to the apex ! In a small country like Malaysia, the Rakyat have always depended on the Government at the apex to provide the goodies.

    Malaysia functioned very well with the traditional Power Pyramid in a country not without inequalities in political and socio-economic terms. But the Government would have created a better playing field if the precepts of the Power Pyramid had functioned between 2004 to 2018 or the legacy of the previous Governments from 1957 had been preserved and remained untouched. But the mischief to do things which could easily crossed the red line in a small country did happen.

    Malaysia is a small country where all things are finely balanced by the Government in terms of people, jobs and money ! Traditionally, the Government had always been the referee to ensure its Policies were crafted in the name of Justice and Fair-play. The moment the Government fell asleep or forgot its traditions in dispensing the goodies to the Rakyat, the country becomes restless and unhappy. And the only way to calm things down is for the Government to foster a good and robust economy for the benefit of all. The creation of jobs via construction and infra-structural development, the establishment of factories and businesses of all kinds by the Private Sector are conventional ways whereby money flows into the pockets of the Rakyat with solid Governmental support.

    Common sense dictates that Corruption in the Government System will divert precious money from the pockets of the Rakyat into the pockets of the Corrupt in Power. It is as simple as this. The Rakyat without money will be reflected in the death knell of consumerism and more. And with the all out attack on a country by the Covid 19 virus pandemic, this only adds to the double whammy which is damaging our Malaysia’s economic wherewithal and her Rakyat.

    AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE FACING NOW. WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.

    But the fine efforts by the Ministry of Health and its D-G have reduced the incidence of the Pandemic to do much damage.. This is not the end of the story. It is only the beginning. The beginning of a New Normal on how to live and work with the threat of the Covid 19 virus amongst us daily. For starters, this awareness of the threat can only add to our costs amongst other factors which are as yet unknown. This is on the assumption that the debris in terms of human sufferings and money could be rehabilitated or cleared quickly which only the Government can provide.

    The Policy to deal with the hiatus left by the Covid 19 virus Pandemic could be tackled efficiently and competently by the Government of a similar ilk. The jurors are still out on this.

    As Malaysia is not like any other country but is one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia, it pays to get our Malaysian Political System in order. And in line with all democratically elected governments in the World, this is an opportune time to refresh Malaysia’s paramount Political party and move on with a Leader who is qualified without blemish.

    Despite the vicissitudes faced by Malaysia now, we have the peoples and the natural resources to begin on the right footing all over again with the Power Pyramid as governed by our revered Constitution as safeguarded by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. It is never too late.

    In the past, academicians have studied what made Malaysia ticked. We will not fail them now or ever !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  77. HBT456 Jul 5,2020 10:24 PM

    DESTABLIZING ASEAN AND INDON PACIFIC REGIONS WOULD HURT USA ECONOMY TOO, AND THERE IS NO WAY INDIA AND PAKISTAN CAN FILL UP THIS GAP IN THIS REGION SINCE RUSSIA IS THEIR FD TO COUNTER USA’S INFLUENCES IN INDIA REGION TO MAKE INDIA GREAT AGAIN.

    I DO NOT MEAN TO BE RACIST, BUT, WHEN THE BOTTOM LINE IS BEING CHALLENGED, THEN, DONT BLAME OTHER RACES FOR BEING RACIST TOO.

    I ALREADY SAID, WINNING AND LOOSING IS NOT IMPORTANT, MOST IMPORTANTLY, IS TO GET US BACK TO THE RIGHT TRACK.

    NO ONE KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE, HENCE, DO NOT ISSUE BLANK CHEQUE, OOPS, I MEAN PROMISE THINGS THAT YOU CANNOT DO.

    LIFE WILL GO ON AS USUAL, AND WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, EACH ONE OF US NEED TO GO THROUGH THIS JOURNEY.

    IT IS EITHER WE LEARN, OR WE DONT.

    P/S: I DO NOT MIND USA AND ITS ALLIES DECIDED TO PLAY HARD WITH INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND LEAVE CHINA ALONE IF THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE RISE OF CHINA.

  78. HBT456 Jul 5,2020 10:05 PM

    mubarakchan Jul 5,2020 1:15 AM

    Tun,

    The following headlines are not only self-explanatory but also reveal the extensive damage done to the economies and workers livelihoods in all countries, thus :-

    1. ” MTUC TO BNM, MOF. COMPEL BANKS TO EXTEND LOAN MORATORIUM OR SEE RECORD FORFEITURE. ” Malaysiakini.

    This is an understatement.

    Our beloved Malaysia has been hit hard by the Covid 19 virus at a time when our economy was badly affected by both internal and external negative factors since 2004 !

    Our workers were under-paid but disciplined in the face of rising costs and low wages for years before 2020. Why ? The traditional Power Pyramid whereby the goodies flowed down to the Rakyat defied gravity and flowed to th apex from 2004 to 2018 ! The motto ‘Cash is King’ replaced the Power Pyramid which was forgotten after decades of success from 1957 !

    There is a huge debt now borne by the workers and businesses. Consumerism is dead !

    This is a Government problem affecting the whole country and the World. Not a BNM or MOF problem.

    THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC COVID 19 VIRUS PROBLEM WILL NOT GO AWAY SOON. DEFINITELY NOT WITHIN 6 MONTHS ! The trouble is in the United States which has 30% of the World’s economy. The problem in the United States is just beginning in the 2nd Half of 2020 !

    The MTUC is correct in alerting the Agencies. A Malaysian bank in Singapore has been accused of profiteering by its customers. In Malaysia, some banks have behaved like pawn-shops as alleged.

    There will be no classic V shaped recovery but a shallow crater shaped one of long duration. With the recession of 2008 still in place, the commodities propped up by fake liquidity supported by the central banks, and Trump’s inconsistent trade policies, we certainly have an explosive mix of unknown duration and quantity !

    Fore-warned is fore-armed !

    2. ” HISTORIC PLUNGE FOR SINGAPORE RETAIL SALES IN MAY SHOWS LOCK-DOWN PAIN. ” The Star.

    THE SAME PAIN IS HAPPENING ALL ROUND THE WORLD ! Singapore is no exception.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    FORE-WARNED IS FORE-ARMED, ARE YOU SURE, MUBARAKCHAN?
    EVEN HINDRAFT CANNOT SAVE PH, YOU THINK YOU CAN SAVE MALAYSIA?

    I ALREADY SAID, THERE IS NO SECRET IN POLITICS.
    WHEN CONSUMERISM IS DEAD, THEN, LOCAL MALAY EMPLOYEES WILL BE OUT OF JOB.
    INDIA AND PAKISTAN CONSTINENT WILL BE HARDEST HIT, WILL YOU INCREASE JOBS JUST TO IMPORT THEM?

  79. mubarakchan Jul 5,2020 1:15 AM

    Tun,

    The following headlines are not only self-explanatory but also reveal the extensive damage done to the economies and workers livelihoods in all countries, thus :-

    1. ” MTUC TO BNM, MOF. COMPEL BANKS TO EXTEND LOAN MORATORIUM OR SEE RECORD FORFEITURE. ” Malaysiakini.

    This is an understatement.

    Our beloved Malaysia has been hit hard by the Covid 19 virus at a time when our economy was badly affected by both internal and external negative factors since 2004 !

    Our workers were under-paid but disciplined in the face of rising costs and low wages for years before 2020. Why ? The traditional Power Pyramid whereby the goodies flowed down to the Rakyat defied gravity and flowed to th apex from 2004 to 2018 ! The motto ‘Cash is King’ replaced the Power Pyramid which was forgotten after decades of success from 1957 !

    There is a huge debt now borne by the workers and businesses. Consumerism is dead !

    This is a Government problem affecting the whole country and the World. Not a BNM or MOF problem.

    THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC COVID 19 VIRUS PROBLEM WILL NOT GO AWAY SOON. DEFINITELY NOT WITHIN 6 MONTHS ! The trouble is in the United States which has 30% of the World’s economy. The problem in the United States is just beginning in the 2nd Half of 2020 !

    The MTUC is correct in alerting the Agencies. A Malaysian bank in Singapore has been accused of profiteering by its customers. In Malaysia, some banks have behaved like pawn-shops as alleged.

    There will be no classic V shaped recovery but a shallow crater shaped one of long duration. With the recession of 2008 still in place, the commodities propped up by fake liquidity supported by the central banks, and Trump’s inconsistent trade policies, we certainly have an explosive mix of unknown duration and quantity !

    Fore-warned is fore-armed !

    2. ” HISTORIC PLUNGE FOR SINGAPORE RETAIL SALES IN MAY SHOWS LOCK-DOWN PAIN. ” The Star.

    THE SAME PAIN IS HAPPENING ALL ROUND THE WORLD ! Singapore is no exception.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  80. mubarakchan Jul 1,2020 8:15 PM

    Tun,

    Here are the headlines for today which are self-explanatory, thus :-

    1. ” DR M SAYS IT AGAIN : ANWAR CANNOT BE PM BECAUSE UNPOPULAR WITH MALAYS. ” The Star.

    But DSAI is a gentleman !

    2. ” SHOULD DAP AND AMANAH TRUST DR MAHATHIR AGAIN ? ” The Star.

    They have to trust some one, some time !

    3. ” BOTH ANWAR AND SHAFIE CAPABLE OF LEADING THE COUNTRY – CHRISTINE LIEW. ” The Star. My comment, ‘including the good lady !’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  81. mubarakchan Jul 1,2020 12:34 AM

    Tun,

    It is a strange World.

    For years, Lee Kuan Yew had many Malaysian Chinese admirers. They had no objection to his son, Lee Hsien Loong as the Prime Minister of Singapore to succeed him and continue on with his Legacy. I too have no objection as a Constitutionalist since 1954 and never a Communalist.

    Kudos to Lee Hsien Loong the Prime Minister of Singapore. He has done very well as the Prime Minister with a scandal free Administration.

    Yet today, some Malaysian Chinese are silent on the proposal that Mukhriz should be the Prime Minister of Malaysia which is the best proposal of all. If these fellows who want to serve two political masters, they are wasting their time if they are knowledgeable about the Constitution of Malaysia.

    In fact, it is better to have a candidate who is a known quantity than one whose inner most thoughts are unknown. In your experience, you must have experienced this type of personality who managed to give you an apparent good impression. But on assuming Power, the ‘good’ candidate became a ‘bad’ one ! Even in a family, it is extremely difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. I have given up on this aspect.

    Like Prime Ministers, crooks are born and not made !

    In your 22 year Administration, 1981-2003, you had platoons of closest aides whom you used to give early morning advice with breakfasts in Langkawi. All were meek and mild and nodded their heads as though every advice you gave to them was a gem. But their insincerity could not be hidden for long. Today, not one of them could be considered an elite. They have all disappeared into the void. Or you thought they understood you on the 88th floor. But in fact, their hearts and minds were in the basement of self-indulgence and self-immolation !

    In your recent Administration 2018-2020, I noticed you did not have a single closest aide by your side.

    They actually did more damage than good behind your back.

    One closest aide who collects Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece, after just 7 years of service with you, even used his Boss’s name to kick me out of the Cycle & Carriage Group so that he could sell the best properties at cheap prices to his cronies in KL and Hong Kong. The transactions are recorded in the 1993-1994 Annual Reports of Cycle & Carriage Ltd, Singapore and Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad Malaysia

    Hence, for many reasons, I support Mukhriz to be a Prime Minister of Malaysia as soon as possible.

    In Japan. in the late 1940s, there was a Prime Minister Ishii whose son became the Prime Minister. Now his grandson is in line to be a Prime Minister soon.

    In Canada, the incumbent Justin Trudeau is the son of his famous father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

    In India, Indira Gandhi made certain her son became a Prime Minister after her. Now her grand-son is a Prime Minister candidate.

    In every developed country, good nepotism is alive and well.

    But it is better to accept good nepotism than bad which has already damaged our beloved Malaysia badly.

    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG FOR MUKHRIZ TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA SOON. Many countries find it expedient to have some one they know as the Prime Minister rather than the Devil they do not know.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  82. HBT456 Jun 29,2020 9:15 AM

    THAT INCLUDES RICH UMNOPUTRA, RICH MIC PUTERA, RICH MAMAK, RICH MALAY, RICH INDIAN, RICH BUMIPUTERA, RICH WHITE, RICH JAPANESE, RICH KOREANS, RICH TAIWANESE, RICH BLACK PEOPLE, RICH AFRICAN, RICH PAKISTANI, ETC…

    AYTHING AS YOU WANT TO INCLUDE, MC?

  83. mubarakchan Jun 29,2020 12:45 AM

    Tun,

    Just as one controversy subsided another popped up without delay, thus

    1. ” CHINESE CHAMBERS : DR M’S REMARKS ON ‘RICH CHINESE’ DOES NOT CONFORM TO MALAYSIA’S MULTI-RACIAL IDENTITY. ” The Star.

    2. ” MCA SEES RED OVER DR M’S REMARKS. ” The Star.

    The Malaysiakini is silent on this topic.

    It must be noted that the MCA served one political master since 1957. But the DAP serves 2 political masters since 2018.

    As a Constitutionalist since 1954 and never a Communalist, I feel free to make my independent comments without bias.

    I am referring to the new hot topic raised by the MCA Leaders on a purported interview with you by a Hong Kong journal. The objectionable words were “rich Chinese”. As with most publications, such articles attempted to cover as much space as possible, like a tiny bikini or sensationalise the words to make the journal saleable. Such unwarranted attempts undoubtedly would have twisted the true meaning of words if taken out of context. On this instance we assume the ‘rich Chinese’ are either rich or rich relative to all the other Malaysians. Whatever it is, it pays to go back to the basics. The time when Malaysia was still very much part of the cocoon of colonialism. The time was 13 May 1969.

    At that time Malaysia’s best assets were all owned by the British, 70% of the general economy, the Chinese 25% of the 3rd rate plus a few tycoons and the Malays just 2%.

    Fast trek to 2020, the Malays have done comparatively well. Thanks to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 22 year Administration during which Tun created single-handedly 6 million Malay families of the middle-income group, urbanised and politically stable.

    This important group of Malays forms a vital part of our society in conjunction with the 6 million non-Malay families of the middle-income group. In effect, this had raised the living standards and reduced the poverty of the Malays. But there are pockets of poverty amongst the non-Malays in towns today. And the majority of the non-Malays like the Malays in the towns eke out a living as office or factory workers, stall-holders or itinerant hawkers in the face of rising prices even before the pandemic Covid 19 virus struck us. We all are entirely dependent on the correct and proper Policies meted out by the ruling Government of the day always.

    Life would have been easier if the Prime Ministers 2004-2018 after our beloved Tun 1981-2003, had the discipline and gumption to carry on the good-works laid-down before 2004. But this was not to be.

    The age-old Power Pyramid was forgotten. Cash became the King !

    Malaysia was in deep trouble when the emphasis on productivity and thrift with public money was forgotten which was always carried on the sleeves of Public Servants since 1957. What to do ? WE HAVE TO BEGIN ALL OVER AGAIN IN THIS BEAUTIFUL LAND FULL OF PEOPLES FROM DIFFERENT CIVILISATIONS AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    And the Chinese who were forever being accused of profiting as middlemen, they were the creation of the British to distribute their Empire Preference goods for meagre margins to the extreme periphery of each state at a time there were no such protections as insurance or bank facilities until well after Merdeka with the establishment of Malayan Banking.

    From the very first day of Merdeka, the Chinese paid the most income tax.

    One Kuala Lumpur Chinese family had 12 of its members topping the list for 1952 when income tax began. Not only that, the Chinese contributed billions of ringgits to all sorts of socio-economic endeavours like the group of tycoons who contributed Straits Dollars 400,000 to the Alliance in 1954 to win its election.

    When we talk about the status of wealth or poverty of peoples, we must not take this out of context in relation to the groups or the historical background otherwise, it is no longer factual and a disservice not only to the commentator himself but also the communities at large.

    It is the creation of the Malay Middle Income Group by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir which reduced the poverty of the Malays which was first mooted in the NEP as inspired by our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and implemented by our Tun between 1981-2003 through the FTZ, Capital market, housing, opportunities to work in the towns etc for the Malays. And this major socio-economic movement was seamless and fitted into the urban environment like a glove without rancour.

    The majority of the Malaysian Chinese are not rich. Even those on the Bursa are in trouble. It is alleged one smart Chinaman put RM 1 Billion on deposit and borrowed RM 2 Billion before the COVID 19 virus pandemic struck. How is this fellow going to re-pay when his revenue is now zero ?

    Socio-economically, the Malaysian Chinese are not rich. They all pray for a stable and just government which provides peace and harmony to earn a living to sustain themselves and their families.

    And for those who think the Malaysian Chinese just squirrel away their money, here is a true story of one Chinese whom no one has ever heard of, thus :-

    1. He donated his Family house with 13 acres which became the First Istana Negara, 1957-2010 to the Government.

    2. His 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby for the Malays to fast trek into big business was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidant YBM Tengku Razaleigh. This was accomplished by November 1975 with the support of 2 Singaporean corporates after only RM 23 Million was exhausted. The 2 bankruptcies travails of Sime Darby under its Malaysian Management 1992-2010 have nothing to do with this gentleman. The Malaysian Management only cared for themselves like yacht in Hong Kong, horse racing in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne AND NOT THE RAKYAT !

    3. In 1973, at a moment’s notice he lent to his Malay friends RM 1 Million without security to put as deposit with Bank Negara Malaysia to obtain a licence. By 2020, their investment blossomed into billions of ringgits of profits. His friends now only make friends with Kuwaiti princesses in London. Proverb. ” Beans forgot the pod “.

    4. From 1972-1981, when he was the Director of the Board of a Government Agency, the Ringgit was RM 1.00 to Singapore $ 1.03 and there was Gold in the vaults.

    5. In 1975, he proposed the establishment of the National Savings Bank.

    6. In 1990, he lent 9 Million Renong shares without security for UMNO Baru to redeem the old UMNO assets.

    7. 1972 – 1984. He presented the finest collections of 18th-19th Century Gold and Silver Coins of the Malay Sultanates and Straits Settlements and Malay States coins to Bank Negara Malaysia. He did the same to Maybank with his Straits Settlements and Malay States coin collection.

    8. And many other individual contributions during his life-time.

    If any person who says the Malaysian Chinese did not contribute to the development of Malaysia and her Rakyat, he should see this gentleman.

    The following Policies should be adopted by any incumbent Government for the success of all Rakyat, thus

    1. TUN DAIM ZAINUDDIN’S PROPOSAL FOR AGRICULTURAL REFORM. ” This should include the conservation, rehabilitation of our long coast line for eco-tourism and aqua-culture and fish production.

    2. THE ANTIQUATED BUT ESSENTIAL LAWS, COMPANIES ACT 1965, THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967, THE TRUSTEES ACT 1949 SHOULD BE UP-DATED LIKE IN SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, THE UK AND AUSTRALIA. Up-to-date laws are paramount to good governance and efficient control of money. There are 600,000 unproductive bankrupts of which 200,000 are young Malays. Imagine the huge loss of income and productive just from this group alone.

    3. THE EDUCATION SYSTEM MUST HAVE AN EXTERNAL OUTLOOK STANCE. STUDENTS MUST BE GIVEN A CHOICE AND ENCOURAGED TO PASS. Forget about producing geniuses even Lee Kuan Yew failed in this.

    4. A PRIME MINISTER WHO IS DISCIPLINED AND MORAL IN ALL ASPECTS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  84. mubarakchan Jun 28,2020 1:02 AM

    Tun,

    The finest headline for the weekend and next month is the following, thus

    ” DR M : THE NEXT CANDIDATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER’S POST SHOULD BE THE CHIEF MINISTER OF SABAH. ” Malaysiakini.

    This is the finest proposal for the finest PM candidate of all.

    A hot topic which should run the rounds of the political kopitiams of Malaysia for some time. We will soon find out whether Dato Seri is a born Prime Minister or not.

    One veteran candidate for the same post bungled big time on 4 occasions from 1998 to 2020. He has not given up and is after his prey with greater intensity as is humanly possible. He should be admired for his grit and determination.

    With a complete lack of elites, I have always said the field is now open to all to take a shot at this post of being the Prime Minister of Malaysia if given the right backing like by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    As Deng Xiao Ping once said ‘ It does not matter whether a cat is black or white as long as it catches mice. ‘

    There are those with the big bucks ready to win at the next GE. You can literally feel these fellows are all cashed up ready to go. Why not ? After all, they have the billions of ringgits hidden in safe-deposit boxes all over the country doing nothing. The next GE will be a proxy fight with the contending parties in conflict. But behind will be the political masters to manipulate the fray. – another interesting chapter on Malaysian Political Adventurism in its latest re-incarnation as crafted by the bickering Malaysians.

    Until the traditional Power Pyramid is re-established by a Leader recognised by all as such, then political stability returns to our beloved Malaysia. In the meantime, all bets are off.

    At the end of the day, a study on the Political History of Malaysia will be a fascinating subject – the title is as yet unknown !

    And all the time until now, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s detractors contemplated his perceived ambition which today he has proved them wrong by check-mating them – Amateurs who were in Power and LOST POWER in a jiffy by a seamless rout when their defences were down. Who are they to blame for such lack of vision that their enemies are always ready to pounce, but themselves ?

    What a waste of Life, money and effort by these amateurish failed leaders who are still giving useless advice ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The political chess game is over. You have won with just one pawn !

  85. mubarakchan Jun 25,2020 12:52 AM

    Tun,

    The hot topic concerning the loose talk by both the Duo of PH continued for another day. Both seemed to treat the post of the Honourable Prime Minister lightly, like setting out conditions to employ a driver who will not even accept being a 6 months signed contract inclusive of holidays. They are confident their kiasu terms are acceptable.

    But I would offer the Tun that he could have the Prime Minister’s post as long as he wished. This is Realpolitik and not Mickey Mouse Politics.

    As Lee Kuan Yew, the mentor of these fellows since 1966 said that he had to pay high salaries for his Cabinet Ministers to get the best.

    The latest headline thus,

    ” STOP VILIFYING DAP. FOCUS ON THE BIGGER PICTURE. ” Malaysiakini.

    Did the DAP vilify itself, when one of its satraps said ” We offer Dr M a 6 months contract for him to sign. ” ? Anyone in this Blog offered his or her driver the same ?

    Then, the veteran DAP Uncle followed up with his wisdom, ” Only with Dr M as the PM for 6 months, there is certainty Anwar takes the helm. ” If this is not political cronyism at its best, what is ? I believe this quotable quote was published in more than 1 media !

    Am I dreaming that emotions or the desire for POWER could cloud the mind of even the most political veteran in Malaysian Political Adventurism !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I know you sleep very well these days unlike some other folk ! Happy and smiling.

  86. mubarakchan Jun 24,2020 12:35 AM

    Tun,

    A leading Malaysian politician appeared in the Singapore TV news last night giving his latest on a hot topic which is now going the rounds in Malaysia.

    Strangely, many comments on this hot topic have been published in the media daily. It would have been more prudent and confidential to have sensitive issues discussed and argued behind closed doors. Like this there is no room for give and take. How to give our beloved Malaysia a ‘fresh start’ in this way ?

    But before we forget, not too long ago, Cabinet Ministers were talking about RM 1 Million Hitachi flying motor-cars, black shoes, full breakfasts and hotel swimming pools for school-children, baby nursery for the Dewan Rakyat etc. There was no serious attempt to deliver according to the Harapan’s G.E. promises as claimed by its detractors. Is this lot of Aduns a quarrelsome lot, not in keeping with their trade ? A whole bunch of loose cannons as it is said ?

    Questions have been asked by observers on how DAP lost its principles, votes and friends by championing Dr M.

    The DAP won by losing its principles, did they not ? They would have gone further by shedding more of the same with Dr M ! At the end of the day which is now, the DAP tried to serve 2 masters but ended up being neither fish nor fowl. Sad for DAP which claimed to be as virtuous as Caesar’s wife and beyond reproach since 1966!

    Not only that the DAP is now caught between a rock and a hard place which no one should envy ! Obviously the feeble-minded leadership of the DAP did not believe in the cliche, ” All or nothing !”

    To add to the farce, the DAP veteran soothed the veteran Prime Minister aspirant that ‘ making Mahathir the interim PM is the surest way for the PKR President to helm the country,’ he was quoted as saying. I would have imagined he would have expressed these soothing words in private long ago !

    To a bystander, it seemed to me that he had antagonised 2 political birds with one stone ! A long time ago, I learnt not to say things without thinking because when words came out tumbling like bullets from a gun, there were no means of pulling them back !

    And the best friend of the DAP suggested in the media that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is only suitable to be a Menteri without a Portfolio which he is still considering.

    To add more spice to the hot political curry of Malaysian Political Adventurism, the DAP veteran said in the media, ” IT IS WRONG TO ASSUME AMANAH, DAP HAVE ABANDONED ANWAR. ” But before we forget again, the DAP bungled 4 times on their way to Putrajaya, thus. (It was our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who put them right in 2018 !}

    1. 1997-98. If the DPM had taken a holiday, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister. One easy step.

    2. 2008. If the 32 Aduns had been sorted out before and not after the GE, the DAP would have been in Putrajay since. One easy step.

    3. 2013. If the Duo had declared a 100 day fast because of injustice like Gandhi, they would have been in Putrajaya since. One easy step.

    4. 2018-2020. The DAP in POWER lost POWER. How to rate them ? The DAP should have supported Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at all cost. They would have saved themselves and their best friends. They tried to please all, all the time. And lost all, at one time ! Politics is about winning not losing.

    Yet, sitting next to our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad daily, they did not even pick up some crumbs of Malaysian Political know-how from him. Now, the DAP wants the Tun to sign on the dotted line for a 6 months Premiership inclusive of holidays and openly inferred he is only good for 6 months and thereafter his designated heir takes-over indefinitely !
    IS THIS A FORM OF CRONYISM OR NOT IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC ?

    To balance up the Malaysian Political Adventurism equation, here is a headline, thus :-

    ” OIL AND GAS ISSUES HAMPERING MUHYIDDIN’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLANS FOR MALAYSIA “. Singapore Straits Times.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In Politics, silence is golden !

  87. mubarakchan Jun 23,2020 1:15 AM

    Tun,

    There is heavy political speculation on the eventual outcome of the Pakatan leadership about who will stand and become the Prime Minister for the next General Elections. But who dares to put any support on any one these days of Malaysian Political Adventurism ? There are so many horses running in the field.

    The farcical thing is that the DAP proposed that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sign on the dotted to serve as Prime Minister for only 6 months (presumably holidays included) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of international statesman fame ! Thereafter, he hands over the job to his designated heir.

    Has the post of the Honourable Prime Minister been devalued down to such lowly exchanges like school-boys exchanging stamps ?

    To make this august event of finding the right candidate even more farcical, a PKR satrap said loudly and clearly that they would rather be in Opposition than have Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister as though the PH cannot win without him.

    With all these farcical comments, are the ruling incumbents laughing all the way to the next polls ? I believe there is no certainty of them being re-elected in the Malaysian Political Adventurism environment. It is those with the biggest bucks will win.

    As history is the finest arbiter of the Truth, let us look back to the 1954 General Elections when a couple of towkays marshalled together Straits Dollars 400,000 and won for the Alliance.

    Fast trek to 1984, an UMNO Tan Sri told me that RM 20 Million could give the Ruling front a lot of trouble.

    From then onwards the costs for the contending political parties must have zoomed up to the billions of ringgits for each General Elections by leaps and bounds. The Dewan Rakyat has 220 seats on offer each time. With frogs leaping left and right, the loss of political investment in them must really hurt the political leaderships at times of political instability and uncertainty as the price per head soared with demand !

    The next General Elections will be the most expensive of all.

    This is a business, serious political business not suitable for pre-puberty schoolboys in short pants ! And if the winner found it was a Pyrrhic Victory like in 2018, such a result could be damaging without recourse.

    And surprisingly, the PH Government was thrown out before even the 3rd gear of its 4-wheeler was applied. What happened to the resident soothsayers of the DAP ? May be their Indian rope tricks since 1966 have worn them out. They should have known that the 4-legged animal comes round once in a life-time. When it comes, they should hang on for dear life and ride on because we have only 2 legs and could never chase it down. This tale I learnt when I was young from a Singaporean trader ! He was trying to tell me that an opportunity only comes once in a life-time !

    And so it is, simple tales tell us a lot about complicated events of the Malaysian Political Adventurism kind.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Why are you so happy and smiling all the time these days, Tun ? Obviously, some chaps have tied themselves up in knots ! Politics is a serious business.

  88. mubarakchan Jun 22,2020 12:45 AM

    Tun,

    These are indeed interesting times. Since money politics entered the fray from 2004 onwards, there has been no shortage of innovation and excitement within political circles.

    There was one instance when I wanted to meet a political big wig via a divisional chief who demanded a baksheesh of RM 200,000. I asked why so much ? His honest reply was that whilst his bosses were making so much above him, he had to look after himself when the going was good because no one would look after him if bad times came. He was right. This person was at the bottom of the political pile.

    Fast trek to 2020 and what have we got in real political terms. I can only hazard a guess that it is more of the same but with more apparent political instability as discerned by foreign outsiders. As a long time Constitutionalist since 1954, I always hope for a stable Government which gets the socio-economics done competently and efficiently to deliver the goodies to the Rakyat who are dependent more on the Government in Malaysia than anywhere else.

    The Malaysian Government has traditionally pushed the economy through its Budget which had served the Rakyat well in the past. Consumerism is weak in Malaysia due to low incomes and a weak currency. Therefore, for a Government to be well-supported by the populace, socio-economics of the basic kind to benefit them will surely be appreciated.

    The PH Government with its Reformasi Election banner found it had too many issues to handle. Before the coalition could strengthen and tighten the ship, the crew wanted to change the captain. As a result, apart of the task of normalising Government procedures, nothing earth shaking was achieved within the 18 months which was a long time in a small country like Malaysia. Those in Power claimed to be better than others in good governance.

    But today, Tun Daim Zainuddin commented, ” HARAPAN IGNORED ADVICE ON FOREIGN WORKERS MANAGEMENT .”

    With so many faux pas reported in the media in recent years concerning good governance, I begin to wonder how many of these Aduns are really suitable to be a Minister of any Ministry. With the wrong pegs in the wrong holes, the Rakyat suffer.

    I have experienced the exclusiveness of the feeble-minded DAP leadership who avoid meeting aliens for fear of catching some verboten disease of the political kind. But since these exclusive folk have no political philosophy, where is the perceived danger of getting contaminated or infected ?

    And with all the above facts, there are some who want desperately to be the Prime Minister of our beloved Malaysia. I may have the answer to this desire. It is exactly like Lee Kuan Yew not considering the vital option of garnering 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$300 per ounce with Singapore’s Cold War riches after the Cold War 1948-1989. He was too confident in himself and did not consider all the options for the survival and sustainability of Singapore for his legacy and inheritors.

    An aspirant to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia has to consider all the options of what made a Prime Minister ! The first option, is that person must be born to be a Prime Minister ? To be a person to be loved by all is not an option because this mistaken belief is not possible in normal practice especially in Malaysian Politics of Adventurism in which the love of money now over-rides all other desires. Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad even proposed a new party for such activists to be formed recently.

    With the feeble minded DAP seeking POWER again by trying to please 2 political masters, of course without the MCA touch, I do not understand why some politicians like to do things the difficult way unlike our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. As I have said before it was surprising that the DAP did not hang on to our Tun speeding at 1,000 km an hour. But they did not foresee the repeat of the impossible journey of 1,000 lei which has to begin with the first step all over again ! It seems to me the DAP lacks some essential core beliefs to carry on both externally and internally – Another surprising revelation after they claimed to have been doing Indian rope tricks since 1966. I was hoping the DAP could have morphed into something more altruistic as guardians of our Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest. As of today, this is but a pipe dream !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  89. mubarakchan Jun 21,2020 1:59 AM

    Tun

    2020 is a significant year for all whether we are in Malaysia or not. There is no lack of excitement from our very own form of Malaysian Political Adventurism for want of any other description because our politicians are not accustomed to learned political philosophical tracts. I doubt they even have a copy of The Star at home ! Even the fearful Covid 19 virus has not diminished one single iota of Malaysian Political activity. If at all, the pandemic has added spice to the political proceedings !

    To add to the conundrum which is more than a confusion, it was alleged a seasoned politician found himself the chairman of a shipping company which business he knew nothing about. He resigned after 7 days and explained that his resignation has nothing to do with politics. Where else but our beloved Malaysia.

    Soon the chauffeurs of the Aduns may be called up to fill the vacant seats in so many GLCs because due to self-indulgence and self-immolation, there is not a single worthy elite left ! Not only that, the most prestigious investment fund in the land found itself at odds with another prestigious agency, the Securities Commission. The person caught between the cross-fire had to resign after only 9 months. And what will the State of Sarawak do with RM 2.4 Billion in its pocket ? This is the RM 64,000 question ! In commercial terms, this will translate into RM 10 Billion of cash ! Money will do wonders in the World of today !

    All that aside, the Malaysian Political pantomime continues with our trustworthy and World recognised icon, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad firmly emphasising, ” I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES ! ” This I truly believe. I am not forgetting the Tun has been our Prime Minister twice and is the longest democratically elected parliamentarian in the World come July !

    But no sooner the 5 words got into the cyberspace, it was reported that a rising personality from the feeble-minded DAP came up with a proposal that an iron-cast promise from Tun would be that he only serves 6 months ! Is this a tongue in the cheek comment or something more sinister ? Only the most competent Malaysian politician can read this between the lines.

    As our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said so many times who is a World Statesman and definitely not 21 years old, that he always kept his promises !

    And may I ask who is to be the guarantor of such a promise ?

    But before too long, the PKR adherents had a big pow-wow and said that they did not support the Tun at all after going into the political bed with him for 18 months. Not only that, they showed their angst instead of tearing out their hair, by saying that they prefer to be in the Opposition without the Tun. Strange, they are only highlighting the obvious ! Here is a group of seasoned politicians who openly eschew winning and POWER, may be the only one of its kind in the World. Who will vote for a political party which revels in losing ? Is it not that Politics is all about winning BY HOOK OR BY CROOK ?

    Soon, our beloved Malaysia will have the most number of Political Parties in the World after the NGOs and the tax-free RM2 incorporated places of worship capers in recent years. Who says we Malaysians do not practise Democracy ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. As I always said ‘ In you we trust. ‘

  90. mubarakchan Jun 20,2020 1:49 PM

    Tun,

    Here is a headline for you and me, thus

    ” 115 PHD SCHOLARS DECLARE SUPPORT FOR MUHYIDDIN. 2 EMERITUS PROFESSORS, 22 PROFESSORS, 33 ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS AND 58 SENIOR LECTURERS FROM 21 PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND 4 PRIVATE COLLEGES. THE GROUP WANTS MALAYSIANS TO SUPPORT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF KINGS AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT. ”

    Even though I fully support the Group as a Constitutionalist since 1954 ‘ THE SOVEREIGNTY OF KINGS AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT ‘, it mystifies my thoughts why only one person is capable of pursuing these important wherewithal of our beloved Malaysia ? An important factor which has been left out is ‘ THE NATIONAL INTEREST ‘ which must go concomitantly with ‘ THE SOVEREIGNTY OF KINGS. ‘ Then, all will be complete to embrace all the Rakyat. Also, our beloved Malaysia does not belong to one person alone because there are many others who have the same inclination in their thoughts and hearts.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem as long as we are not anarchists, troublemakers and rabble-rousers !

  91. mubarakchan Jun 18,2020 5:11 PM

    Tun

    An interesting headline which caught my eye today, thus

    ” EPF OUTSOURCED RM132.4 BILLION TO EXTERNAL MANAGERS IN 2019, UP 12.6% FROM 2018. ”

    How many of us are aware that the EPF is a Trust ? Is it possible for a Trust to abdicates its functions as a Trust and passed on it statutory powers to others under its EPF Trustees Act ? Not only that, I am aware that fund managers always made their clients signed on the dotted line, not to sue them in the event of a loss. Then, it is a simple ‘heads I win, tails you lose’. In other words, why give such titanic business to outsiders when there are many Malaysians who can do better ? Or is it a question of foreign chillies are more pungent than those at home ?

    It is interesting to note the performance of these fund managers in 2020.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  92. mubarakchan Jun 14,2020 8:13 PM

    Tun,

    I have been commenting on different issues in this distinguished Blog as a Constitutionalist since 1954.

    I have noticed that most of the commentators avoid commenting on ‘socio-economic’ issues of the day but only on race and religion. Is this bias the result of a lack of belief in political philosophies which this country has not attained ? In modern politics, ‘socio-economics’ form an important component in the wherewithal of any country which governs our livelihoods. May be your latest suggestion for a ‘Apartheid’ party fits the state of mind and will of certain people at the present moment!

    Comments on race and religion are commonly tossed around in this Blog. Issues which I consider as irrelevant for the advancement for our beloved country. We cannot live on air and sunshine alone. The sooner the Rakyat realise that socio-economics are more important than race and religion, the better it is for Malaysians to understand each other. That there is no free lunch in this World !

    Ladies and Gentlemen of a certain age are active here providing their comments fit for the kopitiam. Even in 2020, these commentators seemed to be in 1957 ! What happened to the normal development of a person’s mind-set ? Race and religion had displaced the critical mental space for ‘socio-economics’ in their minds !

    How was it that the Rakyat had been pigeon-holed into quarrelling, talking, dreaming and sleeping with issues based on race and religion alone ? And not on ‘bread and butter’ issues which ‘socio-economics’ provide ? All these events happened in a small country full of capable citizens and natural resources ! Of late, I have discovered Malaysia produces the best chicken eggs and ginger in the World amongst many other products from human endeavour !

    What does Malaysia lack in human terms ? Thousands of real elite with principles or those who are just not free-loaders, copy-cats, fakes, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans ?

    Interesting headlines on ‘socio-economics’ should be the common topics of the day, not race and religion, thus

    ” EU URGED TO TACKLE INSOLVENCY LAWS FOR UNIFIED CAPITAL MARKET. BANKING SYSTEM ALONE CANNOT PULL REGION OUT OF COVID CRISIS, EXPERT GROUP ADVISES. ” FT.

    ” MALAYSIA RECORDS BIGGEST EVER Y-O-Y PLUNGE OF 36.6% IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE IN APRIL 2020.” The Edge.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  93. mubarakchan Jun 13,2020 3:38 PM

    Tun,

    It is good to be aware what is happening outside of Malaysia, thus

    ” HDB RESALE VALUE DIPS TO 30 YEAR LOW BUT PRICES EDGED UP ” SBT

    ” ABSENCE OF SINGAPORE F 1 THIS YEAR A DOUBLE WHAMMY TO ECONOMY SAY ANALYSTS. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    And what is happening in the country, thus

    ” ANWAR’S EX-AIDE WANTS TO REVIVE ‘ REFORMASI ‘ STARTING WITH TANJUNG RAMBUTAN “.

    Is this a COVID 19 VIRUS PANDEMIC joke or something else ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  94. mubarakchan Jun 13,2020 2:30 PM

    Tun

    With the public conundrum raised by issues like ‘Plea Bargain’ and ‘Apartheid’, what better subject than to congratulate you with the very best wishes not only for your birthday next month but also as possibly the World’s longest serving democratic parliamentarian when the Dewan reopens. Only self-serving hypocrites will not do so.

    For those who noticed me superficially at first glance and labelled me an apple polisher etc., I now declare at first hand that I am not that fawning type of person because I have known Tun as friends since 1972 without asking for a title, money or favours !

    As a Constitutionalist since 1954, I dare say your public service record to the Rakyat is up there with the Greats of our beloved Malaysia being the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn. Like Lee Kuan Yew who was known to be honest without sticky fingers with the public money, your honesty is without peer.

    I can verify that all the scandals were caused by the rapacious self-serving closest aides who all crossed the red line of no return except me who was not only the first but also created no horrendous scandal.

    One closest aide who is now proud to be a Permanent Resident of Singapore, collects US$5 Million a piece and a bank since 1992 after he carried our distinguished Tan Sri Basir Ismail’s samsonite in a small Johor Baru factory back in 1982 ! He also used his Boss’s name to kick me, an EPF nominee, out of 2 public-listed companies so that he could sell without transparency or valuations, the best properties in Singapore and KL to his cronies cheap, cheap. These crooked acts are recorded in the 1993 & 1994 Annual Reports of the Cycle & Carriage Group of Singapore & Malaysia ! The properties in question were Ardmore Park, Singapore and the C & C Bintang HQ in Petaling Jaya ! Stupid and rapacious closest aide !

    Since February 2020, the finest quality vitriol has begun to fall on your head. But sadly for the detractors who once sat next to you deliberating on important issues at hand, the vitriol missed its mark entirely this time round for the simple reason that you march to an entirely different set of Principles which they did not notice. This is excellent Politics. By being exclusive and righteous, these naive folks will forever be out-flanked left and right ! After 4 bungling Putrajaya attempts by these naive folks, the Duo reminded me of the classic Spanish tale of Don Quixote, Sanchez and his donkey ! Forever tilting at the mirage of windmills or the PMOs of Putrajaya.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  95. mubarakchan Jun 6,2020 11:48 PM

    Tun

    What better way to gauge the responsiveness and good governance of any Government than to do the acid test of making an appointment to meet any Government Minister including the Prime Minister ?

    May be I am one of the very few persons who had done this from the 1960s to the 2018 !

    In the 1960s right up to 2003, I could walk up to any Minister’s Office and made my appointment to meet the Minister. I would get an appointment within a week. However, there was a hiccup at the beginning of the NEP in 1972 when I told the secretary of my old friend, a Tengku that I could see the Tengku on Tuesday ! Her upshot was, ” It is not for you to fix the appointment. It is for Tengku to give you the appointment. ” I could feel my face blushed up to the roots of my hair whilst holding the phone.

    Learning from experience, by the time our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took office in 1981, and realising Prime Ministers were busy people, I just drop the Prime Minister a note by driving up to his old office at 6 p.m. I would request the security guard outside his office to pass it to the Boss. Not later than 3 months, I would surely get a reply from the Prime Minister only on non-contentious issues which I fully understood. I now have the privilege of having a collection of letters from Malaysia’s most iconic Prime Minister.

    From 2004-2018, it was impossible to meet any of the Prime Ministers or Ministers. It was whispered to me that it took 4 months to make an appointment to meet the Prime Minister or his Ministers after some preliminaries. But eye-witnesses told me that ennobled friends of the Prime Ministers would always crowd the ante-room and made a lot of noise as though they owned the PMO. My friend alleged that he and the Prime Minister’s son waited a whole day and could just pushed his request through the window of the Prime Minister’s limousine at 6 p.m.

    The New Era came after 9 May 2018. As a profound Constitutionalist and never a Communalist, within 3 months of the event I made attempts to meet Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Phua and Chong. There was an ominous silence. My purpose was to exchange some ideas as a Constitutionalist and not a Communalist for the good of the country and the Rakyat within the context of Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest. With the realisation that I was a persona non-grata, it dawned on me that these folks are too exclusive to operate as politicians in a diverse nation like Malaysia with mind-sets like these. In Victory, they had no Humility ! Eventually the Sword of Damocles did fall on their heads !

    A true chronology of how Ministers in Power welcome their constituents is an eye-opener in real and comparative terms !

    To balance things up, thus

    ” Retail Sales dropped 40.3% in April. ” Singapore Business Times.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  96. mubarakchan Jun 5,2020 11:51 PM

    Tun

    You were quoted in the media as saying that a General Election is inappropriate at the present time when the threat of the Covid 19 virus is still with us.

    I fully support your common sense approach in the wake of the Pandemic.

    Let those who plotted their own swift political downfall spend time sitting on their backsides reflecting on the glory days when they were in Power. The strange thing is that there was no rush to the Courts or any loud squeak by those who plotted to gain more Power when they had the Power.

    An ancient saying predicts ‘ Those in Power and want more Power ends up losing Power. Similarly, those rich persons who want more wealth become poor. ‘ More strangely, those crypto-chauvinists who were in the front line did not seem to believe in ancient sayings which are most appropriate in Malaysian Politics ! Hence, their swift downfall .

    Also, if the 78 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries are not kleptocrats, free-loaders, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans and govern normally, they have every opportunity to see their present term ends with the next General Elections in 30 months time. This can only bring political stability to our beloved Malaysia.

    To balance things up, here is a headline for all to ponder, thus

    ” FOUR BUDGETS MAY HELP SINGAPORE AVOID OUTPUT LOSS OF 5 PERCENT POINTS OR S$22.4 BILLION. DPM HENG ”

    My week-end thoughts are with Singapore !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  97. mubarakchan Jun 2,2020 11:22 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY LAST COMMENT, THUS

    ” STATE GOVERNMENT IN SHOCK AS FED GOVT PULLS FUNDING FOR PENANG HILL CABLE CAR PROJECT . ” The Star.

    As I have been saying for years that the socio-economic development of Pulau Pinang should be done jointly with Kedah as a single unit. It does not make any sense for Pulau Pinang to pursue its objectives alone which is not only expensive but the over-lapping of purpose, like having two airports within 25 km of each other. This shows lack of innovation, creativity and vision. After 2 long years, Pulau Pinang has achieved nothing for the Rakyat by missing the forest from the trees ! The DAP seemed to play their political cards too close to their chests without considering the intentions of future events which are normally beyond their control. An exercise in political futility. I still do not understand how the DAP works because it always came up with the wrong answers even when it was in Power as a closely knit political unit, for more than 18 months which was a long time in politics, Malaysian Politics !

  98. mubarakchan Jun 2,2020 5:22 PM

    Tun

    A galore of headlines which adds up to something meaningful today, thus :-

    1. ” STOCKS TO WATCH IHH,…….etc. ” SBT

    A second warning from the SBT to Singaporean investors on IHH.

    2. ” AMERICA CHAMPION OF DEMOCRACY, REELS IN PAIN. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    3. ” RURAL CHINA STAGGERS AS PANDEMIC LEAVES MILLIONS JOBLESS. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Rural China is the reason why China cannot match America in 50 years but 100 years !

    4. ” AMERICA TEETERS AS TRUMP VOWS TO SEND TROOPS TO QUELL PROTEST VIOLENCE. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    America the Land of the Free ?

    5. ” OCBC POLLED 1000. 2 IN 3 SINGAPOREANS’ SAVINGS CANNOT LAST THEM LONGER THAN 6 MONTHS. ABOUT HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS HAVE ALEADY SUFFERED PAY CUTS, COMMISSIONS REDUCTIONS OR BEEN TOLD TO GO ON NO PAY LEAVE. RETIREMENT AND INVESTMENT ALSO AFFECTED. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    A few headlines tell the whole story of today’s World.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  99. mubarakchan Jun 1,2020 11:25 PM

    Tun.

    As a Constitutionalist since 1954, and never a Communalist, I have always supported the incumbent Government of the day on the assumption that it follows the norms of good governance as befitting the Aduns who were elected to the highest office in the land. Successive governments have played out their records from the beginning to the end. And there has always been a decisive conclusion within the context and rules of our Malaysian style democratic politics.

    I comment today because of two milestones which our beloved Malaysia has reached and this awareness should be recognised by any incumbent Government and not be distracted by the battle against the humongous COVID 19 virus or political jostling.

    The first milestone was that Malaysia has become one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Even Bloomberg recognised this fact recently. All the ingredients for Malaysia to become one of the four were there since 9 May 2018. The ill-fated PH Government had a shot at the apple but it was not to be with the traditional bungling by the PKR and the DAP.

    Power has always been a four-legged horse and the Aduns have only two. How to be on the saddle again for these bungling folks who unseated themselves without care ? We now have the PN in the saddle. If only kleptocrats can turn into democrats, overnight our beloved Malaysia will be right up there with the 3 Greats of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan and Switzerland ! Is this wishful thinking as I am a born optimist always ?

    The second milestone is the New Normal or a new post-Corvid 19 virus socio-economic model. It must be remembered that Life at large is not a cinema show where one ends and another begins.

    Life is always in a state of flux without a distinct red line in the sand. And every headline in the World under threat from the Corvid 19 virus has said either massive unemployment or multiple stimuli for the populace without exception.

    Japan has announced its stimulus will be 40% of its GDP and Singapore’s 20%. EU claims to have a stimulus firing power of EU750 Billion ! Hopefully and comparatively, our Government of 78 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and the 28 Political Secretaries are in tune with the rest of the World to prove that they are not free-loaders, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans.

    Only today, I saw for the very first time, a small band of impoverished stall-holders from up North demonstrating against the lengthy MCO which they did not quite understand. It is the SOCIO-ECONOMICS if properly implemented by any incumbent Government at the earliest opportunity, will bring bring peace, harmony and prosperity to all earlier than later.

    The brand new incumbent Government should be well aware that a NEW NORMAL has already arrived in many other countries which had the wherewithal to tackle the bull by the horns. China, the EU, the United Kingdom and even tiny Singapore are in the fore-front of this new and brave World. Let not our beloved Malaysia be left behind to bring up the rear and suffer what consequences this may bring us ! All these countries also are focussed on the SOCIO-ECONOMICS and not on the POLITICS or distracted by it which is an exercise in futility under the present circumstances !

    Forewarned is forearmed.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  100. HBT456 May 30,2020 4:41 PM

    mubarakchan May 30,2020 1:47 PM

    Tun

    For Hainan HBT. Hainan. You are just an old Hainan hen hiding behind a fake name which gives you Dutch courage to talk cock all the time. Whenever I present the true facts on Singapore like that they are in the dumps now, your emotions as a crypto-Lee Kuan Yew admirer got the better of you and you become personal with your idiotic attacks. Stop it, idiot !

    Singapore is now in No Man’s or Zero Land with no Socio-economic Model from now onwards because of her history of belittling our beloved Malaysia in more ways than one. Her GDP is negative in a tiny place with no natural resources and only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government’s White Paper on Population 2011.

    Singapore has literally become a tropical desert created by their arrogance and self-acclaimed cleverness. Her Changi Airport is closed. Her oil refineries closed. Her hotels operating at less than half-capacity. Her bank loans are down. Her iconic oil trader Hin Leong and one other gone bankrupt so is Hyflux, a high flyer once. Her construction industry is at a standstill. No tourist in Singapore. Over 33,000 FTs with the COVID 19 virus. Her revenues is zero ! Because of the lack of revenue, Singapore has already drawn down S$52 Billions of her precious S$350 Billion reserves so EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC.

    Singapore’s stimulus packages of S$92 Billion are just enough to sustain the citizens for a short period of a few months. And the estimated recovery will take 2-3 years for Singapore, a tiny isle with no natural resources and entirely dependent on the shenanigans of OUTSIDERS !

    This is the result of harming or taking advantage of humble and friendly innocents for years. All the gains have now turned to ZERO !

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    IT WOULD BE BEST YOU KEEP THE CARD TO YOURSELF, MUBARAKCHAN.
    I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT CARD YOU ARE HOLDING.
    NEVERTHELESS, EVEN WHEN I DONT LIKE THAT CUP OF TEA, I DO NOT SPIT INTO IT.

  101. mubarakchan May 30,2020 1:47 PM

    Tun

    For Hainan HBT. Hainan. You are just an old Hainan hen hiding behind a fake name which gives you Dutch courage to talk cock all the time. Whenever I present the true facts on Singapore like that they are in the dumps now, your emotions as a crypto-Lee Kuan Yew admirer got the better of you and you become personal with your idiotic attacks. Stop it, idiot !

    Singapore is now in No Man’s or Zero Land with no Socio-economic Model from now onwards because of her history of belittling our beloved Malaysia in more ways than one. Her GDP is negative in a tiny place with no natural resources and only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government’s White Paper on Population 2011.

    Singapore has literally become a tropical desert created by their arrogance and self-acclaimed cleverness. Her Changi Airport is closed. Her oil refineries closed. Her hotels operating at less than half-capacity. Her bank loans are down. Her iconic oil trader Hin Leong and one other gone bankrupt so is Hyflux, a high flyer once. Her construction industry is at a standstill. No tourist in Singapore. Over 33,000 FTs with the COVID 19 virus. Her revenues is zero ! Because of the lack of revenue, Singapore has already drawn down S$52 Billions of her precious S$350 Billion reserves so EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC.

    Singapore’s stimulus packages of S$92 Billion are just enough to sustain the citizens for a short period of a few months. And the estimated recovery will take 2-3 years for Singapore, a tiny isle with no natural resources and entirely dependent on the shenanigans of OUTSIDERS !

    This is the result of harming or taking advantage of humble and friendly innocents for years. All the gains have now turned to ZERO !

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  102. mubarakchan May 30,2020 12:41 AM

    Tun

    Today this headline appeared, thus :-

    ” PENANG AIRPORT EXPANSION DELAYED. CM ” The Star

    The cast in concrete attitude of the party ruling the State Government of Pulau Pinang has brought its achievements for the State and the Rakyat back to zero.

    Even now I could envisage the tremendous socio-economic benefits for the Rakyat of Kedah and Pulau Pinang if only the Pulau State Government had an open mind to turn Pulau Pinang into the World’s Finest Holiday Resort in conjunction with the new Kulim International Airport and other sound projects as part of an integrated 2 States Development Scheme.

    But the Pulau Pinang State Government preferred to control all tight-fistedly within its jurisdiction like its mentor Singapore with more reclamation and concrete. As a result, due to the vicissitudes of matters beyond Humankind’s control, now the State Government of Pulau Pinang has achieved and controlled NOTHING !

    Definitely Pulau Pinang’s modern development will not be under the aegis of this State Government because it lacks vision, creativity and innovation. It had nearly 2 years to come up trumps. But it turned out to be a cropper by taking an arrogant and ‘dog in the manger attitude’ in a country well-known for compassion and forgiveness.

    From now on, the floods will return, the airport leaks, raw sewerage will flow from George Town to Batu Ferringhi, more land-slides to come etc., revenues will fall with rising costs etc. The Rakyat suffer !

    Vide all my comments on the Joint Socio-economic Development of Kedah and Pulau Pinang in these columns since 3 years ago.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  103. mubarakchan May 30,2020 12:09 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    The list of unique events concerning Malaysia is so long that I inadvertently left out the following, thus :-

    15. A Malaysian topped the UN Saddam Hussein Oil Sanctions List with 1,000,000 barrels of oil.

    16. From 2004, the post of Minister of Finance belonged to the Prime Minister. Only Malaysia had such a unique appointment.

    17. Only in Malaysia, half a party sits with the Government whilst the other half sits with the Opposition. This is the result of politics not based on political philosophies which a politician dies for !

    18. ” For want of a horse, a Kingdom is lost “. How could a ruling and incumbent Government got thrown out into the street by lesser souls without a fight or a murmur is beyond my wildest imagination ! One can only interpret this ultimate failure in PKR and DAP Leaderships as misleading the madding crowd for decades ! This can only happen in Malaysia, the Land of free-loaders, fakes, copy-cats, playboys, plagiarists or charlatans ?

  104. HBT456 May 29,2020 10:19 PM

    JUST CUT YOUR CRAPS IN HERE, MUBARAKCHAN.

    I AM HAPPY HK SAR DECIDED TO RETAIN OCEAN PARK AS THE NATIONAL UNITY PLATFORM FOR CHINESE HONG KONG.

    LOOK AT THE LAW MINISTER CHOSEN, THEN, YOU WILL KNOW YOUR UTIMATE AIM IS TO HAPUSKAN QUOTA KAUM CINA.

    LEOPARD CAN NEVER CHANGE ITS STRIPES AND CLAIMED ITSELF AS LION, OR TIGER EITHER.

    ME TOO ALSO VERY TIRED WITH THE FLIP THEN FLOP, FLOP THEN FLIP.

    IF I AM NOT HAPPY, THEN, I SHOULD LEAVE TOO BEING THE MINORITY RACE.

    FUTURE OF ASIA, INDO PACIFIC?

    DOES IT MATTER?

  105. mubarakchan May 29,2020 8:42 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians noticed that events which happened in Malaysia since 2004 were unique to Malaysia alone ? These events were all publicised openly in the media and not from confidential sources !

    The events not necessarily in the proper chronological order are as follows :-

    1. For centuries, Malaysia thought it owned Pulau Batu Puteh. The new Government of 2004 thought it best to make sure and ran off to The Hague to establish the ownership with Cambridge University’s Emeritus Law Professor in tow. Of course, Malaysia lost hands down. Not only that, the legal eagles of Singapore published a book to show how stupid the Malaysians were. The head of the legal eagles is now the Honorary President of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society !

    2. The age old assets of KTM in Singapore of hundreds of acres, steel rails and properties ended up as half a building in downtown Singapore.

    3. Water is paid for and delivered free to Singapore daily since 1962.

    4. The HSR which is located 99% on Malaysian soil and costs Malaysia 99% of the total expenditure, was obliged to compensate Singapore for any delays ! Is this Singapore’s pipe dream ?

    5. The lucky PAP cadre not only became the Chief Editor of the true blue UMNO owned NSTP but also had a lush Sime Darby Apache Contract on his lap ! Lee Kuan Yew achieved his dream ?

    6. An Indonesian eagle could sell his shares well above the market price without ceding control !

    7. Sime Darby went bankrupt a second time doubling the money at RM2.10 Billion (1997 was RM1.20 Billion) in 2010 with the same Malaysian Management in place and a Board of Directors of only ennobled folk.

    8. A pondan Sabah estate which no one wanted at any price for 20 years, was bought by Boustead at RM800 Million on the eve of the 14th GE. Hence, Boustead is considering going private to prevent further public scrutiny.

    9. 1MDB is too huge to be mentioned.

    10. Between 2002-2018, according to the UN, World Bank and IMF, RM1.5 Trillion flowed out overseas. The Private Sector does not have so much money !

    11. On listing FGV had RM6 Billion. By 9 May 2018, FGV had debts of RM11 Billion. To where did the RM17 Billion go ?

    12. It took me 9 years (2002-2010) to win on a due diligence Suit against the Trustees of my father’s estate. The first Justice Haji Y claimed it was a Singaporean Probate after the original Probate was granted by the Supreme Court of Malaya in April 1949. Thereafter he retired.

    the next Justice sat on it for 3 years before he was propelled to the Federal Court. 3 Lady Justices followed. The first 2 requested me to come to terms with the Trustees who ignored my request for 5 years before I sued them. The 3rd Lady Justice who spoke good English told me to compress the Suit in 1 week which she thought was too large. I did as I was told. A week later, she dismissed my Suit and told me she was transferred to Shah Alam which she must have known a long time ago ! The 6th Justice pointed the gun to the crooked Trustee’s head and told him he was ready for Trial or he agreed to a Consent Judgement. The crooked Trustee agreed in 9 minutes shouting, ” Shit! ” After spending millions of ringgits and the Courts time for 9 long years.

    13. PLEA BARGAIN ? It is a misnomer. I always thought a felon was convicted first before he offered whatever to reduce his sentence.

    14. The Cabinet of 78 Ministers and i Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries. A World’s first !

    The above-mentioned facts are true and as always Malaysia scored a First in events unique to her !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  106. mubarakchan May 28,2020 8:19 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY PREVIOUS COMMENT

    It was reported in the media Bloomberg and CNA that Japan’s stimulus package is equivalent to 40% of its GDP whilst Singapore’s 4 packages already cost 20% of its GDP or S$92 Billion !

    Big bucks for big folks. Small bucks for small folks ?

  107. mubarakchan May 28,2020 8:13 PM

    Tun,

    The many stimulus packages promoted by countries have raised more questions than answers, thus

    1. ” WILL S$92 BILLION DO IT ? JOBS MAY BE BEST GAUGE OF EFFICACY OF SUPPORT MOVES. ” SBT

    The US Democrats are pushing for another US$3 Trillion stimulus package. The EU backed by France and Germany will be EU500 Billion with the support of EU750 Billion borrowing power. Japan’s Cabinet has approved the largest stimulus package of all being 1.1 Trillion yen. Singapore which is the tiniest First World country without natural resources will have to dip more into its precious reserves as the recovery is not V shaped but crater shaped and could take up to 3 years to achieve a New Normal.

    2. ” PANDEMIC REVEALS NEED FOR NEW ASIAN BUSINESS MODELS. EXPECT TO SEE INCREASE REGIONALISATION AND MEASURES TO PROTECT LOCAL SUPPLY CHAINS. ” FT

    Singapore’s Business Model became out-dated in 1990 after the Cold War 1948-1989. Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save Singapore and his Inheritors never took off since 2006 being Temasek, FT’s imports, 2 casinos and the TPPA/CPTP, the Malaysia/Malays Killer. It is difficult to have a business model in a tiny country without natural resources and entirely dependent on the shenanigans of the World at large after being buoyed by Lee Kuan Yew’s Bluffology and the Cold War 1948-1989 largesse of at least US$350 Billion from 1965-2015 ! How Singapore now wished they had invested in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$300 per ounce before the year 2000 !

    3. ” NEW DIPLOMACY IN THE PACIFIC RIM. GIDEON RACHMAN TALKS TO THE DECISION MAKERS AND THE THINKERS WHO ARE SHAPING WORLD AFFAIRS ” FT.

    Where are you Malaysia ? The land of 78 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries who are obliged to show that they are not free-loaders, playboys, fakes, copy-cats, plagiarists or charlatans. Malaysia is now one of four most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Therefore Malaysia should not default on her responsibility to the World with a World class Leadership. Where are you Malaysia ?

    4. ” HUAWEI CFO LOSES BID TO DISMISS US EXTRADITION REQUEST. CANADIAN COURT RULING WILL ALLOW PROCEEDINGS TO CONTINUE AGAINST MENG WANZHOU. ” FT

    How arrogant can a person be to live inside the lion’s mouth, Vancouver ? A person well-connected to the top Chinese Government elite whilst working in one of its most important institutions !

    Sometimes, I ask my friends, ” Have you ever met a stupid Chinese ? ” They replied “No ! ” Then, I interjected that some Chinese are so very clever as to be stupid. They were stunned. I quickly followed with a few household names of Malaysia and Singapore. There was silence which burst out with a resounding ” Yes ! ”

    5. ” PETRONAS CAPEX CUT ANOTHER SHOCK TO LOCAL O & G COMPANIES. ” The Edge.

    In business, there is no such thing as a free lunch. In the Capitalist World of dog eats dog, the weakest to the wall. And what goes up must come down from times immemorial.

    Hence, the humongous Malaysian Government needs to raise RM250 Billion now and RM150 later and revise the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and up-to-dated like Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia concomitantly or else we can kiss good-bye to the whole of the Malaysian economy and all the business people, big and small !

    6. ” SINGAPORE CHINA CLUB SEEKS VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION ” Singapore ST

    The sign of the times.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  108. mubarakchan May 28,2020 12:13 AM

    Tun

    Less than 6 months when the COVID 19 virus was observed to be a pandemic, now in the month of May, we see headlines every day of nations, big and small, from Singapore via the EU and Japan to the United States seeking huge amounts of money to stimulate or just keep alive their moribund economies, thus :-

    1. ” RICHEST NATIONS FACE $1.7 TRILLION GOVERNMENT DEBT BURDEN FROM CORONAVIRUS. ” FT.

    2. ” US DEMOCRATS SEEK A FURTHER $3 TRILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE. ” CNN

    3. ” BRUSSELS WANTS EU750 BILLION BORROWING POWER TO FUND VIRUS RECOVERY. ” FT.

    The EU had already proposed a EU500 Billion fund that the main sponsors of an EU Stimulus programme will be Germany and France. The fund will provide grants to countries which require help. Re-payment will be via the EU Budget. Sweden has objected to this Policy.

    4. ” JAPAN PREPARES 1..1 TRILLION YEN STIMULUS. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    5. ” SINGAPORE UNVEILS S$33 BILLION 4TH CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE. ” CNA

    Even the United Kingdom has paid close attention on stimulating its economy and businesses which were released in dribs and drabs over the past two months.

    Hopefully our Government of 78 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries prove themselves not to be free-loaders, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans and had already jumped-start the tasks allotted to them.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun s always. No problem.

  109. mubarakchan May 26,2020 6:26 PM

    Tun

    What a bombshell of a headline came from Singapore this afternoon with the announcement of the Fortitude Budget by the DPM and Minister of Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat, thus

    1. ” SINCE MARCH 2020, THE GOVERNMENT HAD SPENT NEARLY 20% OF THE GDP AMOUNTING TO S$92 BILLION AND THE FORTITUDE BUDGET COSTS ANOTHER S$33 BILLION. ”

    2. ” PRESIDENT HALIMAH GAVE NOD IN PRINCIPLE TO TAP RESERVES ” SBT

    The drawdown on the reserves was S$21 Billion and the latest is S$31 Billion which shows only S$2 Billion came from the Government coffers, making a total of S$52 Billion or there was no foreign revenue for Singapore for the first 5 months of 2020. And sadly, all the 4 budgets amounting to S$125 Billion were spent on subsidies for the populace which does not give a return but only an attempt to keep businesses, employment and the economy alive. This is wasteful by any standard. But as the FM said Singapore is a trustworthy, credible and neutral node recognised by all. Hence, there is every reason to keep things functioning and on an even keel domestically until Singapore’s trading partners come up with a New Norm. My sympathies are with Singapore during this difficult period for all without exception.

    With an estimated US$350 Billion reserves, Singapore requires the World to recover rapidly !

    Hopefully, our 78 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries will jump-start on their allotted tasks if any, tomorrow to ease the sufferings of the 32 million citizens of our beloved Malaysia and prove to all that they are not free-loaders, playboys, fakes, copy-cats, plagiarists or charlatans.

    3. ” SINGAPORE RECESSION FORECAST FOR 2020 WORSENS TO BETWEEN -4% and -7%. ” SBT

    4. ” PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SHORE UP STAFFING AS INSOLVENCY CASES LOOM AMIDST VIRUS OUTBREAK. ” SBT.

    5. ” SINGAPORE NON-OIL EXPORTS TIPPED TO FALL -4% to -1% in 2020. ” SBT.

    6. ” HSBC BOARD RE-THINKS OVERHAUL AND SEEKS EVEN SHARPER CUTS. MORE DRASTIC ACTION SOUGHT 3 MONTHS AFTER UNVEILING PLAN TO SLASH 35,000 JOBS AND US$4.5 BILLION COSTS. FT.

    Forewarned is forearmed dear Aduns !

    And to balance things up, here is how Singapore’s ‘ BLUFFOLOGY ‘ aka ‘ BRAINWASHING ‘ works thus

    Today from BLOOMBERG NEWS CHANNEL, thus ;-

    7. ” RICH CHINESE SNAPPING UP LUXURY HOMES FROM SHANGHAI TO SYDNEY. ”

    ” RICH CHINESE SNAPPING UP LUXURY HOMES FROM SINGAPORE TO SYDNEY ” Singapore ST and SBT.

    ” RICH CHINESE SNAPPING UP LUXURY HOMES FROM SINGAPORE TO SYDNEY ” The Star – business associate of the Singapore Government ever since 2006 when its socialite Chief Editor desired to have friends across the Causeway, just in case !

    Lee Kuan Yew’s Bluffology or Brainwashing worked wonderfully during the Cold War 1948-1989 in the 20th Century without the Net but old fashioned journalism. But it does not work any more which has become easily exposed as mentioned above. This is exactly what I have been pointing out about the shenanigans continuously emanated from Singapore’s humongous Ministry of Information, a relic of the 20th Century – a sheer waste of time and money spying on the sexual peccadilloes of prominent Malaysians and others. The Ministry should be closed down. The concierge in any Singapore can do better at much lower costs !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  110. mubarakchan May 25,2020 12:28 AM

    Tun

    ” SELAMAT HARI RAYA ADIL FITHRI TO ALL ”

    The World does not stop spinning nor World events take a holiday. We therefore are fed interesting headlines from all far flung places of the globe, thus,

    1. ” THAILAND TRAVEL INDUSTRY READIES FOR RE-LAUNCH “. FT.

    The Thais are fast off the mark.

    2. ” CHINA AIMS TO WIPE OUT RURAL POVERTY DESPITE COVID 19 AND ECONOMIC WOES ” Singapore ST.

    China is about 100 years behind the United States because of it vast under-developed hinterland.

    3. ” DOZENS OF CHINESE COMPANIES ADDED TO US BLACK LIST IN LATEST BEIJING REBUKE. ” Singapore ST.

    In the World of dog eats dog, the fun and games are over for the Chinese. Reality hits hard at the worse of times.

    It is time for the ASEAN countries to plan and prepare moves to forestall unnecessary fall-out from the US-China Trade War which is escalating daily.

    4. ” CHINA IS ON THE BRINK OF A NEW COLD WAR WITH THE US – WANG YI. “. Aljazeera.

    Wang Yi pleads for mutual respect and understanding from the United States.

    5. ” JEROME POWELL WARNS US RECOVERY COULD TAKE UNTIL END OF 2021. FED CHIEF SAYS ECONOMY MAY NOT FULLY BOUNCE BACK UNTIL VIRUS VACCINE IS AVAILABLE. ”

    No one can predict the future.

    6. ” SINGAPORE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FALLS BELOW 2008 CRISIS LEVEL TO RECORD LOW. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    Instead of a New Normal to come for Singapore, it may never arrive !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  111. mubarakchan May 22,2020 10:31 PM

    Tun,

    What better informative headlines than these, thus

    1. ” CHINA ABANDONS ECONOMIC GROWTH TARGET FOR FIRST TIME IN DECADES. ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    2. ” CHINA CONSIDERS ABANDONING NUMERICAL GDP ” Bloomberg.

    3. ” NPC: CHINA DROPS GDP TARGET THIS YEAR AMID UNCERTAINTIES CAUSED BY CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. CHINA HAS NOT SET A GROUP DOMESTIC PRODUCT THIS YEAR AS WIDELY EXPECTED BY ECONOMISTS. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    Tiny Singapore should follow !

    4. ” TRUMP SPOILS CHINA’S PLANNED ECONOMY ”

    These headlines foretell the events to come for the World.

    5. ” MALAYSIA MUST STOP POLITICAL SQUABBLING AND BOOST ECONOMIC STIMULUS ” Nikkei Asian Review.

    Even foreign observers are losing their patience ! A beautiful country with squabbling politicians ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always . No problem.

  112. mubarakchan May 22,2020 10:16 PM

    Tun

    I hope our Government has the time to think out the priorities to gain financial kudos for Malaysia with its 78 Ministers + 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries to prove they are not free loaders, copy-cats, fakes, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans ! Time is of the essence.

    Our DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong had already hectored the Nation’s politicians to do less politicking and more on the socio-economics of the day. For this, I am in full support as a Constitutionalist.

    What should be the first priority ? Naturally, the need to have sufficient funds in the Government’s coffers come first after the significant but Pyrrhic victory for the PH on 9 May 2018 – an electoral win but empty Government coffers. !

    Therefore, the next priority is the well-known approach by all countries to raise foreign funds which is the Tourism industry. This is a well-tested form of raising foreign exchange with minimum capital and fast returns since the end of World War II when the Axis countries were flattened by the carpet bombing of the Allies. Countries like Germany, Japan and Italy rose like phoenixes from the ashes due to both the Marshall Aid and tourism. In those early years, American tourists were all over the globe spending their mighty Dollar !

    Hence, Malaysia will do well if the YB Minister and his Ministry of Tourism will put their hearts and souls to the task of bringing in the tourists from China, India and the Middle East after the Hari Raya holidays as the COVID 19 virus Pandemic subsides. Take cognisance of the fact that Malaysia was due to launch ” Visit Malaysia Year 2020. ” before the unexpected arrival of the Pandemic.

    The more news information which came to my notice daily, the more I realise that the Chinese tourists will be harassed or injured in all the Western countries and this will be no laughing matter.

    Therefore, the ASEAN countries will be most attractive to them. They will come in their millions if properly guided and safe-guarded from the virus. Only the Ministry of Health will have the technical know-how to deal with such Chinese tourists coming into Malaysia en mass. It is time for the Government to liaise with other ASEAN countries to maximise these Chinese tourists groups with many affordable packages so that millions of tourists flow seamlessly from one country to another before leaving for home in the East or the West.

    The Malaysian Travel Agents should now go all out to get Government support for the National Interest of all. Their rice-bowl is at stake. It’s NOW OR NEVER.

    It is not only about foreign exchange but the manifold benefits will accrue to the travel agents, their employees, jobs, transport services, hotels, restaurants, food suppliers etc. The snow-ball effect will be fast and great !

    The Government must remember the travel agents must make MONEY ! Not only that, the Government should arrange affordable financing to all in the Tourist Industry to do a proper job because Malaysia today like all the other countries is no longer the same as it was in the past. It is the NEW NORMAL.

    Indeed, we will all be happy to see our YB Minister take up the tourist cudgels with both hands in the National Interest and be different from his predecessors who toured only the Western countries for fear of dust or dirt in India, Middle East or China !

    Forewarned is forearmed !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem will only arise if those responsible for bringing in the foreign tourists sit on their back-sides and do nothing because the four-legged animal, the tourists have arrived and we must now jump on the animal before it gallops away. We cannot catch up because we have only 2 legs !

  113. mubarakchan May 21,2020 3:40 PM

    Tun,

    My view of the many comments made in this distinguished Blog is that there has been an over emphasis on domestic personalities and issues which are as old as the hills which will not go away any time soon.

    Basically, these issues arose from the gross mismanagement of our wonderful country between 2004-2018 when Sovereignty and National Interest were forgotten. And the goodies for the Rakyat dried up down the slippery slope of the centuries old Power Pyramid but defied gravity by flowing upwards to the apex. The invisible and magical Power Pyramid for the Rulers to rule in consonance with peace, harmony and prosperity disappeared under the wash of an absurd slogan of governance which emerged as ” Cash is King “. Stark schisms between race and religion which are absolutely irrelevant because these were present for centuries, were brought in for unnecessary airing by lesser souls. Big external issues of the day were conveniently ignored even though these may swamped our beloved Malaysia

    For our beloved Malaysia, it is not the domestic rivalry between races or religions which is the threat to our well-being or our wherewithal, because with the Constitution in place, the majority rules. It is the looming clash between the two giants of the World, the United States and China, both of which are our friends of long-standing. Their confrontation is beyond our control at first sight. Any twist or turn by either the United States or China is bound to hurt ASEAN and indirectly the countries in it and one of them is Malaysia.

    Maybe, ASEAN has a role to play in this escalating confrontation between giants as we are not only friends of both but we also earn our precious livelihood trading in a big way with them and we are also well-known for our peace-loving ways.

    An ASEAN watch-dog to monitor this US-China Trade War is of advantage of all fellow ASEANS to ensure that there is an awareness of unexpected damaging our livelihoods or the loss of trades or retrogressive events destroying our decades of nation building within the context of Democracy. The United States need to be reminded who their friends were in the past and the present.

    ” The Americans easily forget. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never, never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget. ” as a diplomatic saying goes.

    It is time for an ASEAN delegation to visit the White House before too many pieces of fine porcelain are broken in the china-shop ! It is also a good time to formalise a Policy of Neutrality by ASEAN on all matters concerning their well-being and wherewithal. Some one has to take a lead in this aspect at this crucial time when ASEAN is both affected by the US-China Trade War and the COVID 19 virus Pandemic. Better be late than never ! I believe ASEAN has a population of 425 Million which is hard-working and productive and will serve the World at large well and live in one of the most dynamic regions of the World which has seen peace, harmony and prosperity since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

    A good inkling of the future to come or may not come are the following headlines from Singapore, thus :-

    1. ” SINGAPORE APRIL HOME SALES DIVE 62%. MAY UNLIKELY TO SEE IMPROVEMENT. ” SBT

    2. ” SINGAPORE REFINERIES STARTING TO CUT OUTPUT AMID PANDEMIC PAINS. ” SBT

    3. ” CHANGI TERMINAL 4 TO CLOSE IN MAY AFTER TERMINAL 2 “. SBT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  114. HBT456 May 19,2020 11:26 PM

    HE IS JUST ONLY A LALANG WHO EARNED LIVING BY BITTING THE FINGER THAT FEED HIM.

    THERE IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OFF SINCE HIS CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE IS DOING THE SAME.

  115. twinpeaks May 19,2020 4:19 PM

    Mubarakchan,

    We notice that you have been harping (certainly ever since I joined this blog recently) about the Bankruptcy Act incessantly like a crusader.

    If you don’t mind us asking, are you also a… bankrupt, sir?

    (Just to making things clearer)

  116. mubarakchan May 19,2020 2:52 PM

    Tun

    The DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong was right to comment that the politicking should now stop and focus on the wherewithal of Malaysia as all countries of the World, big and small, have been affected by the COVID 19 virus.

    A couple of weeks ago there was an outcry by the Business Community for the Government to protect them from the severe downturn of the economy. They and the Bar Council proposed a special Law to do so.

    I responded that since our Bankruptcy Act 1967 is antiquated and was only fashioned by the last BN Minister of Law PMO to delete the Clause affecting Personal Guarantees ( many signed by politicians), the remainder of the old Act was left in place. Therefore the TWO Laws would not be in consonance with each other. Then, the PH Minister of Law PMO in April 2019 said there was nothing wrong with the Act and there was no necessity for revising the Act to bring it up to date like in Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and Australia. It is very clear that the Business Community is in BIG trouble being let down by 3 BN Ministers of Law PMO, one photogenic, one forever smiling and one was deceptive and misled not only 200,000 young Malay bankrupts but the rest of the 600,000 bankrupts as well and one PH Minister of Law PMO. Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    From the foregoing, the earlier the Government realises that the antiquated Bankruptcy Act 1967 is the FRONT LINE OF DEFENCE FOR THE ECONOMY AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THE BETTER.

    Therefore, the Government must act quickly to bring Malaysia’s antiquated Bankruptcy Act 1967 up-to-date like in Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia where bankrupts are given a second chance by being discharged in 3 years, and not treated like criminals by Malaysia, a country well-known for its forgiveness and compassion. Vide. The Aziz Plea Bargain involving just one individual and not 600,000 bankrupts and the whole Business Community and the economy !

    With the up-dated and revised Bankruptcy Act there is absolutely no necessity to have a New Law to save the business community because the inefficient and the incompetent 3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law PMO did not do their jobs at all over a 20 year span.

    The Bankruptcy Act 1967 has to be revised and brought up to date like in Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia or else THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WILL PERISH WITH THE ECONOMY ! The 3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law PMO were responsible for this dire neglect concerning the Act.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  117. mubarakchan May 18,2020 12:14 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE FUTURE OF THE FORTHCOMING US-CHINA COLD WAR.

    The following headline gives a further insight of what will come in the near future, thus :-

    ‘ 40% OF AMERICANS BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA GOODS ‘. Bloomberg.

    By next week, this would reach 50% !

    This is a serious development which affects not only China but also countries in the supply chain-link now connected to it. A well-known company in Hong Kong, Fung & Li is going private to weather the forthcoming storm. It was the biggest supplier of China products to the US for many years. In time, ASEAN will suffer the same fate as businesses were built up years ago to be tailor-fitted into the China-US supply chain. As the US-China Cold War intensifies, many billions of US dollars will be lost by both sides.

    A Russian professor commented that certain sectors will be in conflict like in the 5G communication sector which is part of the US-China rivalry now fought across the World in the name of Huawei !. However, other areas will be quiescent in keeping with a lower order of priority. He was optimistic that Russia-China relationships will improve. Both the Russian and Chinese officials abhor the advent of another Cold War involving two contending Blocs in conflict. They prefer Free Trade as the better alternative. Vide. The New Silk Road. Discovery Channel.

    A New Normal in international relations is now being forged even though the CORVID 19 virus PANDEMIC has not even subsided.

    Our brand new Government of 78 Ministers with 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries will soon if not already have their work carved out for them. Hopefully, these YBs prove themselves not to be free loaders, fakes, copy cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans !

  118. mubarakchan May 17,2020 4:42 PM

    Tun

    The comments in this distinguished Blog have become more raucous of late on unimportant issues like race and religion which the wisdom of the Sultans and their advisers could resolve centuries ago. They just exerted their powers without hesitation ! And peace, harmony and prosperity were unimpeded till 2004 ! Thereafter, the traditional and solid Power Pyramid collapsed under the slogan, ” Cash is King “.when the rulers were forgetful !

    HOW DID THE POWER PYRAMID COLLAPSE ?

    The Power Pyramid collapsed because it only worked under one good and wise Leader since from centuries ago because the Malays existed and thrived well under a single good and wise Sultan or after Merdeka, a good and wise Prime Minister. To make the Power Pyramid work, goodies like contracts, subsidies, scholarships, money etc. must flow down its slippery slope to the Rakyat below in an orderly fashion.

    In a way, it is like the independent minded and recalcitrant Chinese of China. When the Emperor was a nice guy who appreciated the fine arts, the whole country would be in disarray. But when the Emperor chopped off a few heads, all the Chinamen toe the line like now or in Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore.

    But actually, this is the very first time that the Malays lacked a true Leader with wisdom and common sense to lead them. At the beginning of the NEP, I thought Malay controlled Sime Darby would be a wonderful catalyst for the Malays to lead the country with the support of the non-Malays. This was not to be because the self-serving Malaysian Management 1982-2020 only benefitted themselves exclusively and not the Rakyat from 1982-2020.

    The going ons in Malaysian politics today clearly show the dire lack of thousands of real Malay elite to serve within the context of Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest. I saw with my own eyes how 3 Generations of Malay elite were wiped out through self-indulgence and self-immolation 1970-2018. All were good people from the beginning of their careers !

    Under the Malaysian Constitution as safe-guarded by the DYMM Yand Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans, the non-Malay elite must work jointly with the Malay elite for development, success and prosperity because the majority always rule ! Without the real Malay elite, how ?

    Hence, Lee Kuan Yew’s Policy to influence the top Malay elite from 1972-2015 ! He ignored the Malaysian Chinese but his DAP proteges ! Vide. Lee Kuan Yew’s Visit. June 2009 and INSEAS Forums from 1972 !

    With a good and wise Malay Leader and the support of many real Malay elite, Malaysia’s place in the Sun is well-assured. Unfortunately, Prime Ministers are born and not made .

    And since 9 May 2018, Malaysia has become one of 4 small important countries of the World being the UK, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. And since 2018, Malaysia had 3 different Foreign Ministers to face a NEW NORMAL as the CORVID 19 virus recedes being the following headline, thus

    ” CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEW COLD WAR. SOUTH EAST ASIA IS NO STRANGER TO THE TUG OF WAR BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA. BUT THE SUDDEN SPIKE IN HOSTILITIES THAT SIGNALS THE START OF A COLD WAR, HAS ADDED NEW LAYERS OF WORRIES. ” Singapore Straits Times.

    A further move by Trump against China may be the imposition of sanctions. Therefore, it is imperative for the Government to raise RM250 Billions as soon as possible and RM150 Billion later. This will be the key to Malaysia’s wherewithal in Post-COVID 19 virus Pandemic. There will be a rush for funds as other countries amble along.

    Singapore today has over 28,000 cases of COVID 19 virus.

    As I have been saying for years, Malaysia should have a Foreign Policy like Switzerland’s and also for ASEAN. We are ASEAN peoples, peace loving and small. We have no quarrel with anyone and mind our own business and livelihoods. US sanctions on China will have a terrible effect on ASEAN in more ways than one !

    Forewarned is forearmed. The more money the Government has in the coffers, the better will be Malaysia and her Rakyat. Things move fast these days in the White House !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Unfortunately, problems are Man-made and it is up to Man to resolve them !

  119. mubarakchan May 17,2020 12:02 AM

    Tun

    Here are some leading edge headlines of the day which will give us an insight of events to come, thus :-

    1. ‘ SINGAPOREANS SHOCKED AFTER CHANGI AIRPORT SHUTS SECOND TERMINAL. ‘ The Star.

    Singapore now has over 27,000 COVID 19 virus infections.

    2. ‘ US PUSHES CHINA DECOUPLING WIPING BILLIONS OFF APPLE AND BOEING ‘ Nikkei Asian Review.

    We should expect this to increase in intensity as the November US GE approaches.

    3. ‘ CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PUSHES US AND CHINA INTO NEW COLD WAR ‘ Nikkei Asian Review.

    The greatness of the United States had been built from wars since the War of Independence 1774. Then the following wars i) Indian Wars 19th Century ii) Mexican War 1848. iii) Civil War 1850 iv) Spanish War 1899 v) World War I 1914-1918. vi) World War II. 1941- 1945. vii) Cold War 1948-1989 viii) Korean War 1952-1953. ix) Vietnam War. 1962-1975 x) Iraq War 1991. xi) Iraq War 2002. xii) Afghanistan War 2003-2020. xiii) US-China Trade War. 2018-2020.

    4. ‘ AS CHINA’S ECONOMY SLOWS WHY THE WORLD SHOULD CARE ‘. Bloomberg.

    Quote Napoleon, ” When China awakes, the World trembles. ”

    5. ‘ AUSTRALIAN BANKS DEFER REPAYMENTS ON $ 98 BILLION HOUSE LOANS ‘ Bloomberg.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  120. mubarakchan May 16,2020 1:11 AM

    Tun

    A couple of interesting headlines which would not have happened just last year, thus

    1. ” MALAYSIA BOUGHT A HUGE QUANTITY OF RICE FROM INDIA. ” CNA

    Kudos to the Government for taking out this rice contract. Some international agencies are already predicting food shortages and famines to come. Let us hope this huge stock of rice is safe-guarded as always.

    Now the Rakyat await the re-creation of the Power Pyramid for the RM 250 Billion to flow down the slippery slopes to the Rakyat at the bottom !

    2. ” SIA POSTS S$ 732 MILLION Q4 LOSS AS BAD HEDGES WORSEN VIRUS WOES. ” SBT

    3. ” HISTORIC LOSS AT SINGAPORE AIRLINES SHOWCASES ASIA WOES. ” Nikkei Asia Review.

    Even the World’s 3rd Best Airline is brought down to its knees by the COVID 19 virus.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  121. mubarakchan May 14,2020 10:40 PM

    Tun

    Just the two headlines today, thus

    ” 36 MILION APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN 6 WEEKS. ” CNN

    ” SINGAPORE POSTS 78% FALL IN PROPERTY INVESTMENT VOLUME IN Q 1 : REPORT. ” SBT.

    It is alleged some Malaysian investors lost in Singaporean real property and e-biz start-ups.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  122. mubarakchan May 12,2020 11:36 PM

    Tun

    Heartiest congratulations and best wishes again for disappointing this Shannon Teoh of Singapore’s Straits Times, a biased Singaporean journalist for his wrong assessment of Malaysian politics and its personalities involved, thus

    ” MALAYSIAN PM MUHYIDDIN’S CAMP SET TO CAST ASIDE MAHATHIR AND SON FROM RULING PARTY. BLOW TO MAHATHIR CAMP AS DEFECTION TOPPLE HIS SON MUKHRIZ IN KEDAH. ”

    Forever the Singaporeans have been making the wrong assumptions on the Malays and their leaders from Lee Kuan Yew down to his satraps. If their mid-sets were not so attuned, much better relationships would have arisen years ago leading to real friendly relationships and mutual benefits.

    There was supposed to have been a tacit agreement between the Tunku and Lee Kuan Yew at Separation in 1965 that both sides avoid taking an active political part in each others territory. Malaysia on her part folded her tents with UMNO and the MCA closing shop. On Lee Kuan Yew’s part the DAP was formed in 1966 with ex-PAP members. Not only that, the INSEAS was formed in 1972 which forum was to invite young UMNO aspirants to speak at its forum with all expenses paid and the following morning praises were lavished on them as brilliant and full of potential by the Straits Times. To my observation, no such UMNO speaker became a Prime Minister yet. But only two became ranking ministers. No other type of Malaysian has been invited apart those from the DAP, PAP’s Malaysian protege.

    Further, from 1965 to 2020, the Singapore Straits Times devoted a full page to focus on the bad news or warts from Malaysia like the one of their own creation here in the headline. On our part, no news was ever published in the New Straits Times since 1966 except for The Star which joined hands with the Singapore Government controlled group SPH in 2005 when its Chief Editor wanted to be ennobled and rubbed shoulders with local big shots in social circles and have friends overseas in hand.

    It is obvious that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad planned all his moves carefully since 2004 unlike some amateurs. All options were carefully considered via his experience. From 2017 or earlier, his high principles dictated his every move in this convoluted chess game when all those with the wrong intentions lost. HE WOULD HAVE HONOURED HIS PROMISE TO DSAI IF THE DAP WERE GOOD GENERALS AND DID NOT PLAY PUCKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. But the Tun only knows how to play one chess game at a time, not two or more. If others wanted to be smarter than him, let them bungle and find themselves thrown out naked to the streets which is none of his business.

    THERE IE NO DOUBT AT ALL THAT TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD CONTROLLED EVERY POLITICAL MOVE RIGHT UP TO DATE AS A PRINCIPLED PERSON. Those who tried to out-manouvered him suffer their own consequences. TUN IS DEFINITELY THE WINNER WHO TAKES ALL IN THIS ROUND OF POLITICAL CHESS WHICH NO ONE HAS PERCEIVED THE REAL RESULT. How ? This time round he is only interested in PRINCIPLES NOT POWER which he had already achieved.

    As the finest vitriol begins to fall again on his head from the famed bunglers of the past, they have to do it this time round with greater intensity as they do not want to be labelled as ETERNAL AND MONUMENTAL SCAPEGOATS OF POLITICAL MALAYSIA ! Quote, ” A bad politician always blames others.”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. You have SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED WHAT YOU INTENDED TO DO.

  123. mubarakchan May 11,2020 11:57 PM

    Tun

    Today is full of headlines which should interest all palates, thus

    1. ” THE SWISS LOSE US$ 11 – 17 BILLION A MONTH ” CNA. Singapore should lose US$ 4 – 7 Billion a month. This must be the reason why Minister Lawrence Wong cried in Parliament in March. Besides, Singapore drew down S$ 21 Billion of their reserves as part of its stimulus package. Maybe more drawdowns to come in keeping with Singapore’s First World status ! It should be noted that Switzerland has one of the strongest manufacturing industry in the World. Singapore has none comparatively.

    2. ” OVER 8,500 BUSINESS ENTITIES CLOSE SHOP IN APRIL ” SBT.

    The severe collapse of Singapore’s tourist industry had a snow ball effect on tax revenues, finance , hotels and all other ancillary services. An important component of Singapore’s GDP.

    3. ” IHH STOCK TO WATCH ” SBT.

    Fair warning from Singapore to its own investors to flee which had been used to jack up the price by its over-valued Singaporean IHH crew. Remember the ordinary fellow who walloped RM 100 Million a year as basic salary ? How much do you think his Boss walloped ? IHH collapse is imminent being involved in financially troubled Turkey and the India’s Singh brothers by the Billions of ringgits using the GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA’S MONEY. IHH profits are FAKED because the continuous stream of M & A was used to cover one loss after another ! With the lack of funds from the Malaysian Government, all the warts of IHH cover up will be reveal soon ! The IHH Model is a crazy set-up.

    4. ” JAPAN DECLARES HOT SPRINGS AND HOTELS CORE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ” FT.

    Even Japan realises the best and fastest way to recover from this COVID 19 virus onslaught is to depend on the tourist industry to get up and get moving as a catalyst to the rest of her economy whilst drawing upon her Post World War II experience after being completely flattened by the USAF.

    5. ” INDIAN LOCK-DOWN PUTS SQUEEZE ON MANGO HARVEST. PRICES FALL AS FARMERS STRUGGLE TO SELL FRUIT SEEN AS NATIONAL DELICACY. ” Nikkei Asian Review

    I also love mangos.

    6. ” EX-GARUDA CHIEF GIVEN 8 YEARS PRISON TERM FOR CORRUPTION, REPORTS SAY. “. Straits Times.

    Our MAS boys enjoyed the high life in London with the curly hair fellow with round eyes owning a luxury flat behind Harrods and another, a whole glass building along Cromwell Road on the way to Heathrow. For directions to the best attractions in London, ask them !

    Finally, the drastic hollowing out of Singapore’s economy which left no stone unturned has not ground to a halt yet. All components of the GDP were smashed. Today, Trump is encouraging the establishment of semi-conductor factories in the US. I am certain they can do so in 18 months or shorter. Whither Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save his legacy for Singapore and his inheritors being Temasek, FT’s imports, 2 casinos and Malaysia/Malay Killer TPPA/RCEP and his 20th Century Socio-economic Model ? Singapore’s forthcoming Budget will be interesting.

    In a dire situation like today, 4,000 tons of GOLD purchased by Lee Kuan Yew before the year 2000 would definitely help Singapore as the King of the Hill and not as a knight in rusty armour.

    What about confederating with the United Kingdom ? The COVID 19 virus has completely weakened Singapore’s bargaining completely. Man proposes. God proposes.

    Malaysia Boleh as always. No problem. It always pays to be HUMBLE.

  124. mubarakchan May 11,2020 12:53 AM

    Tun,

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE GOOD FORTUNE OF THE MALAYSIANS DESPITE THE PANDEMIC.

    I presented 16 facts on the state of the Singaporean economy. I left out a vital sector of the tourist industry i.e.

    17. The hotels of Singapore which had a good run in the early 21st Century. Their future will be bleak with border controls and troubled airlines which will reduce the large passengers flows of the recent past.

    Many commentators in this distinguished Bog have accused me of polishing Tun’s apples. Some sincerely thought so. A few with Lee Kuan Yew in their souls, hearts and minds. A sprinkling of weirdos who have Dutch courage behind their fake names with no legal locus standi. I just ignore the majority but only respond to those with wicked intent. Here are some additional facts.

    1. Since 1972 when I first met Tun, it never occurred to me to ask Tun for titles, money or favours. We just communicated as friends.

    2. A few years ago, an ex UMNO (now) Tan Sri warlord remarked after he discovered that I have no title despite having a long service record since 1965, ” Something wrong somewhere. “. The next moment he went to the next table and bussed the powdered cheek of a Singaporean lady of a certain age. I was most amused.

    3. My father was the first Chinese to be awarded the Justice of the Peace in 1921 by DYMM Sultan Selangor for resolving the Chinese miners strike in 1920 arising from the slump after World War I 1914-1918.

    4. I have a precious award which was presented to me in 1976 by DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong. I think this is sufficient. My fellow awardee standing beside me went on to be awarded with at least one or more Dato-ships, a Tan Sri-ship and a Vice-Chancellorship before he departed 20 years ago. Another friend had all the three classes of Datuk-ships from all the 13 States and a Tan Sri-ship. It was alleged that he got the whole lot by claiming Tun Abdul Razak’s idea was his idea. Over 25 years ago, a friend who was aware of such awards confidentially whispered to me that at the time the awards for Tan Sri-ships were already well past the gazetted quota figure !

  125. mubarakchan May 10,2020 8:43 PM

    Tun

    Let me give you my heartiest congratulations and best wishes for being probably one of the longest democratically elected parliamentarians in the World, dictators and authoritarians excepted when the Dewan Rakyat opens on the 18th of May 2020.

    A fantastic service to our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat. Literally a whole panoply of World-class achievements were successfully implemented by you except for those projects entrusted to the rapacious closest aides who failed your trust, walloped your money big-time and blame you for their scandals ! With the stolen money, these rapacious aides collected Stradivarius violins, banks, listed companies etc. One crook even boasted he is now a Singapore PR without shame after carrying our distinguished Tan Sri Ismail Basir Samsonite in 1982 ! I can say all these facts because I was the first and did not cross the line of no return !

    Your strong mind-set, humbleness, honesty, religious belief and compassion form the bulwark to your brilliance which should be fully recognised and given due attention throughout the World.

    The basis of your significant success is also our beloved Malaysia’s and her Rakyats’ success. Despite the setback caused by the COVID 19 virus, we Malaysians still have many chances to fight another day. Notwithstanding, through your efforts since 9 May 2018, our beloved Malaysia has become one of four most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia which even Bloomberg recognised recently !

    Indeed, the recovery of our spirits and the economy will be rapid if all the Rakyat recognise the good fortune which the Nation has been endowed with namely her peoples and natural resources even though the Government coffers were cleaned out between 2004-2018. Vide The UN, World Bank, IMF reported between 2002-2018 over RM 1Trillion flowed out from Malaysia overseas. It should be noted that the Private Sector does not have so much money.

    By recognising our good fortune , the Rakyat should now all unite for a GREATER MALAYSIA. It is as simple as this.

    Now to back up with facts on my comments especially on our beloved Tun’s HUMBLENESS, I will present the facts as reported by independent media on Singapore.

    1. Singapore has drawn down S$ 21 Billion of her reserves.

    2. Her oil industry in totality is not only afflicted by the low price of oil but her oil trading business has turned bottom up with the collapse of Hin Leong and one other.

    3. Her construction industry is now at a stand-still with hundreds of foreign workers are now infected by the COVID 19 virus because they were all housed in congested dormitories.

    4. Her fame SIA has her wings crippled by the absence of tourists. The UN reported that World tourism will drop by 80% in 2020. SiA has many planes moth-balled in Alice Springs, Australia.

    5. Her Tourist industry which depended on China is no more for the time being’

    6. The 2 casinos has closed like all others in the Region.

    7. Her Property business is under strain with the absence of buyers.

    8. Temasek a creation out out the ex Cold War (1948-1989) desperation can only lose more and more money as Singapore cannot beat the World by being just an ordinary hoi-polloi like the rest of us. Even Norway pulled out a large portion from the equities. Temasek is heavily invested in banks which always are the first to be affected in any crisis !

    9. Her Stock Exchange has always been illiquid.

    10. Even the 100,000 Malaysian daily workers will not help nor the free water paid by Malaysia for delivery

    11. Shipping is down all over the World with recent reports of rising freight rates due to the lay-up of ships and the retrenchment of sailors.

    12. Manufacturing was already in jeopardy because of the US-China Trade War. Now the chain-links are disrupted with no export markets. The Hyflux Saga will collapse despite Government efforts to prop it up.

    13. The finance markets are all affected by write-offs, provisions and zero interest rates. How to make money like this.

    14. With business at a standstill, Singapore’s highly paid legal, accountancy, secretarial and general employment will also be adversely affected.

    15. With pressure to get rid of the 750,000 FTs, the burden will be heavier on the locals of 3.2 Million.

    16. For Singapore, will the good times ever return again even with the free water paid for delivery by Malaysia ?

    Man Proposes. God disposes. I wish Singapore well as always.

    I always admired our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his HUMBLENESS which speaks a lot of him. There were recent times when holier-than-thou types ( now no longer ) poured the finest vitroil on his head. He just kept calm to the frustration of his detractors. This is good discipline because it is unbecoming of his status to respond !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem provided if we do not soot ourselves in the foot. Acheh !

  126. mubarakchan May 7,2020 1:26 AM

    Tun

    It is more fun talking about the daily headlines than bashing the nameless phantoms behind the fake names which exist by the dozens here. I would say only a very few have that disease known as ‘FAKERITIS’ or the propensity to engage in fakery in a psychological meaning of the disease. There is no cure for this disease like the COVID 19 virus pandemic.

    The most interesting headlines today are benchmarks of sorts, thus

    1. The Nikkei Asian Review. ” HIN LEONG SCANDAL ADDS TARNISH TO FADING SINGAPORE BRAND. ”

    Hin Leong, the respected Singaporean oil trader owes nearly US$ 4 Billion to 26 banks including CIMB which lent RM 500 Million. Also, the company hid US$ 800 Million losses from the banks. This fiasco followed the long running Hyflux saga which involved US 2 Billion of debt owing to the banks which includes Maybank with RM 800 Million.

    The powerful Singapore brand name based on himself began as propagandised by Lee Kuan Yew from its very beginnings from 1951. Then much later using the best brainwashing machines of the West via the huge Ministry of Information, he was able to exploit the development of Singapore’s brand name efficiently and forcefully.

    Before the advent of the contrived Singapore brand name, Singapore was always pictured as in the Hollywood film, ” The Road to Singapore ” with Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour in a slinky sarong with yellow skinned Chinamen lounging in the opium dens of a mysterious tropical port. That was the West’s impression before the advent of Lee Kuan Yew.

    We all know the well-documented rise of Singapore from the Third World to the First based on Singapore’s First and Last Natural Resource that was Mr Lee Kuan Yew. With his skills in Bluffology, the Singapore brand name grew in the minds of all, especially the gullible Malaysian Chinese. I still remember his first slogan for Singapore in the late 1960s, ” Singapore the Rugged Society ”

    Now all that has become history and history is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth. Without the constant brainwashing of nubile minds, the Lee Kuan Yew Effect began to fade since 2015. This is only natural especially he set himself up so high and mighty that no Singaporean genius could match him since he departed from the scene. Wherever I looked, high or low, I could only find an ordinary looking Singaporean. A sort of sublime to the ridiculous or Olympian heights down to the plebs !

    With many more Singapore brand name sagas to come which will reveal the failure of Lee Kuan Yew’s 20th Century Socio-economic Model for Singapore as confirmed by Hin Leong, Hyflux and the draw-down of S$ 21 Billion of its precious reserves, the writing has long been on the wall for Singapore since 1989 that yesterday was yesterday, today is today and tomorrow is tomorrow. Strangely, I learnt these words from an UMNO Tan Sri warlord.

    Finally, a Singaporean headline thus,

    CNA. ” SINGAPORE UNVEILS TEMPORARY RELIEF MEASURES FOR PROPERTY FIRMS. ”

    2. And Bloomberg reported to-day, thus

    ” CHINA CONSIDERS DROPPING NUMERICAL GDP GROWTH TARGET FOR 2020. ”

    As I have been saying for some years that China was considering this move for sometime. It makes a lot of sense for such a huge country struggling to emerge into the First World. Singapore should consider the same for a different reason which is its tiny size.

    3. To top off, Bloomberg published a readable article on Malaysia as well, thus

    ” Quote, ‘ MALAYSIA WILL BE CRUCIAL TO ASIA’S COVID 19 DAMAGE CONTROL.’

    ” Malaysia cuts key rate by most since 2009 as economy re-opens. The balance of re-opening for business versus public health plays out in a linchpin country. Malaysia has been a poster child for South East Asia’s booms and busts. The nation is again at the confluence of powerful trends. The route that Malaysia takes to recover will be closely watched. A crash and burn here would bode badly for the Region. Malaysia tends to avoid sudden swerves in policy and coups that have characterised many of its neighbours. In times of tumult the country has constantly been a source of stability. ”

    Bloomberg has long recognised that Malaysia is a strategic geo-political country – one of 4 most important small countries of the World being the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    Malaysia can fulfil the great expectations of her by Bloomberg if she reverts back to her traditional Power Pyramid with lots of goodies like jobs, contracts, cash, etc flowing down the slippery slopes of the Power Pyramid.

    From 2004-2018, the goodies defied gravity and flowed to the pockets at the apex to the consternation of the Rakyat at the base. The proposed RM 250 Billion and RM 150 Billion later will have to be released as soon as possible in keeping with World trends and expectations. The World is watching the 78 Ministers with 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries to prove that they are not free-loader, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists or charlatans which Malaysia now has, a dime a dozen.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Bloomberg says we can !

  127. mubarakchan May 5,2020 12:43 AM

    Tun

    There is no shortage of interesting or shocking headlines these days since the appearance of the COVID 19 virus. Even our humongous National Security Council was influenced to over-reach themselves by issuing an in-exhaustive list of ‘don’t dos’ relating to the all pervasive MCO ! In real life. there are 1001 things a person can do to breach the MCO. They should find another secretary maybe the one from NOC can do. Why ? Instead of spending a day pondering over all the ‘ don;t dos ‘ suggestions from the multitude, it would have been far easier to produce a list of ‘ can dos ‘ which is easier to remember with probably not more than 10 reminders..

    1. SBT. ” ECONOMY MAY BE IN BIGGER TROUBLE THAN REALISE. ”

    As I said a couple of years ago that Lee Kuan Yew’s 20th Century Socio-economic Model for Singapore became out-dated after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 because Singapore’s riches arose from the Cold War Trades blessed by Uncle Sam which were lost promptly to the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s blessing after the Cold War. Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel which back-fired on him, ” Globalisation. Free Trade. Human Rights. ”

    Lee Kuan Yew with his legalistic mind feared to be radical in his actions for fear of antagonising Uncle Sam. He forgot in his First World exuberance that Singapore’s only Natural Resource was his Bluffology which carried Singapore right to First World status. In other words, Mr Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore’s FIRST AND LAST NATURAL RESOURCE. Period. If he could really think out of the box like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad whose unending list of fine and enduring projects confirmed, Singapore would be almighty !

    Lee Kuan Yew by investing Singapore’s Cold War riches into 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 an ounce before the year 2000, Singapore would be the King of the Hill today and not just a knight in rusty armour. By October 2008, Malaysia would have been well and truly caught between a rock and a hard place whilst Singapore’s survival and his inheritors are safe-guarded forever ! There would be no necessity to create a sneaky TPPA to enslave Malaysia. agreement.

    In 2020, 101 countries have the same Socio-economic Model of Singapore as laid down by the gurus of the West. Lee Kuan Yew never asked himself why the G-7 countries could keep tons of GOLD and others could not within their Sovereignties and National Interests especially Singapore which has no natural resources and insufficient water to survive !

    The COVID 19 virus will drive Singapore towards a Confederation with the United Kingdom for sheer survival in a World of Big and Small Boys. A Confederation will benefit ASEAN and Asia.

    But with the last throw of the dice, Singapore is hoping against hope the Lee Kuan Yew’s creation the Free Trade Scheme which turned into TPPA the Malaysia/Malays Killer and now its latest reincarnation the RCEP.will save Singapore. This latest is actively pushed by Singapore behind the scenes with Japan as the front.. Its Minister is confident the Agreement will be signed by year’s end.

    I foresee a New Norm rising as the World adjusts itself to beat the COVID 19 virus. The game-changer begins with the airlines, cruise liners, hotels and tourists.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    2. Nikkei Asian Review. ” WORLD WATCHES AS INDIA’S CENTRAL BANK PREPARES TO FUND GOVERNMENT. ” Recently, it was reported Indonesia is preparing to do the same.

    3. FT. ” GREECE SEES ECONOMY TANKING THIS YEAR ON CORONAVIRUS IMPACT. ”

    4. FT. ” UK STARTS STATE-BACKED LOANS FOR SMALLEST FIRMS. ”

    5. FT. ” AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES HEAD TO STOCK MARKET IN BIGGEST RUSH SINCE ‘O9. ”

    6. FT. ” CORONAVIRUS FOCUS THREATENS PRECARIOUS PROGRESS ON MALARIA. ”

    Hopefully, our brand new YB Minister of Health is not a free loader, copy-cat, fake, play-boy, plagiarist or a charlatan because Malaysia has them a dime a dozen these days.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  128. mubarakchan May 3,2020 10:57 PM

    Tun

    I wonder how many of your distinguished commentators noticed the anomalies concerning the announcements which have emanated from the Government and Bank Negara Malaysia within the space of 2 days.

    First, the Government and Bank Negara Malaysia both announced that hire-purchase customers of banks will not have to pay interest during the moratorium period of 6 months. What do these two authorities mean ‘hire-purchase customers’ ? Is it fair and just to give special treatment only to ‘hire-purchase’ customers of banks ? Never in the annals of Bank Negara Malaysia has such a Policy been considered. The Policy should be a One Policy equitable for all in the name of fair-play and justice. If a sector gets favoured treatment, then all sectors should be given the same. In good governance, no Government can adopt a Policy of sauce for the goose and not for the gander. Tun, as you have always said it is the mind-set with common-sense !

    Second, a day later Bank Negara Malaysia announced that the banks may charge these hire-purchase customers due interest during the 6 month moratorium period. On the same day, the Minister of Finance requested the banks not to charge interest on the ‘hire-purchase customers during the 6 month moratorium period”. As the latter statement is considered a political statement by the banks, no bank will adhere to such an off-cuff the cuff remark !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The dire lack of real Malay elite is now showing up.

  129. mubarakchan May 3,2020 12:22 AM

    Tun

    A subject which is worth considering is the creation of a new business by FELDA and LTAT. This is the halal food processing business which encompasses Malaysia, Australasia, the Middle East, Central Asia and China. The business should cater to all husbandry, sea and agricultural products. I see this business is not only profitable but enduring. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Malaysia is ideally located between the producers of the fresh food products being Australia and New Zealand and the huge consumer markets of the Middle East, Central Asia. and China.

    The food processing plants could be located in Tanjong Pelapas, Port Klang and Penang as the business grows. Eventually, air and sea logistics are involved in a big way. Not only that, the employees may be recruited from the ranks of the settlers, retired veterans and their children.

    All it takes is to find the right spark to kick off the whole business which begins with the first step of a thousand kilometers.

    The reason for FELDA and LTAT to be in the processing business which is not only profitable and enduring but also their heavy dependance on the oil palm and properties have proven to be subjected not only to wanton corruption but also to the dependance on heavy outlay of capital which will not be easy to come by after the scandals which have affected both recently.

    Besides, the oil palm industry had its origins based on Colonial work practices which have now been out-dated, to make profits being using cheap labour working under the hot sun, to get the right results.

    And in the World’s market place, the palm oil competes against at least 8 other edible oils being fish-liver, soya bean, rape seed, olive, coconut, sun-flower, linseed and corn oils ! And the desires of the ageing settlers and their children are focus towards a better and higher style of living in the urban areas.

    Not only that, the long gestation period together with the establishment of the downstream palm oil refineries which incurs much capital to produce the palm oil does not make business sense in a World where commodity prices are expected to be depressed for a long time concomitant with more oil palm plantations being created in Indonesia and in a World now propped up with huge amounts of paper money issued ad infinitum by the Central Banks which were the least expected to do so. On top of this, the palm oil is now used as a political tool by both the EU and India !

    FELDA had the golden moment to enter the important halal food processing market 6 years ago with RM 6 Billion in its hands. But greed and corruption turned this RM 6 Billion into a RM 12 Billion debt which translates into much more than RM 18 Billion in business terms. What a terrible waste of time, money and opportunity !

    Still, the opportunity is there for both FELDA and LTAT to pursue a proper business objective which is halal food processing for the World. In business, it is never too late and a monopoly is not required.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  130. mubarakchan May 1,2020 12:58 AM

    Tun

    What more can I say about the following headlines, thus

    1. ” COMPLETED AND UNSOLD PROPERTIES HIT RM 41.5 BILLION ”

    Corruption and greed stick out like a sore thumb !

    2. ” CIMB CLAIMED TO EXPECT RM 1.0 BILLION OIL & GAS LOANS IN DEFAULT. ”

    The Press has already announced that Maybank is locked into a RM 875 Million loan in default concerning Hyflux, Singapore whilst CIMB has RM 500 Million in the bankrupt Hin Leong, Singapore.

    3. ” THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR, UNITED STATES ANNOUNCED 3.48 MILLION UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS ON 25 MARCH 2020. ”

    The total unemployment insurance claims by 25 March 2020 totalled nearly 30 Million which is approximately equal to the population of our beloved Malaysia.

    If the 77 Ministers and 1 Minister for the Middle East and 28 Political Secretaries are not aware of what are now facing our beloved Malaysia and all her Rakyat, this will only confirm that they are just free loaders, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, plagiarists and charlatans !

    The Government must raise at least RM 250 Billion and a second Tranche of RM 150 Billion now and not react on an Ad Hoc basis when hit by urgent demands ! This is Justice and Good Governance. Not only that shortages in rice and flour are bound to come as surely as the sun rises and over a long duration as well ! Therefore, sufficient rice and flour stocks should be made available constantly on a 3 months basis with adequate security to safeguard the stocks and the livelihood of the Rakyat. There should be no excuse given for any bungle.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  131. mubarakchan May 1,2020 12:23 AM

    Tun

    Finally the pigeons are coming home to roost. As I have been saying for years, for months, for weeks and days, the Ministers of Law and Tourism hold important portfolios in any Government.

    It is only in Malaysia that these two Portfolios were turn into playgrounds for the lazy, fun-loving, inefficient, incompetent or crypto-singaporean with a secessionist bent !

    The following screaming headlines today reflect the urgency of the inadequacy of proper Laws to protect our citizens. Not only that, for years, the 18,000 lawyers strong Bar Council after politicising themselves to defend Human Rights, took to marching in the hot and humid streets of KL and got lost, now suddenly recovered their apparent professional voice and demanded a new Covid 19 Virus Law to be passed in the Dewan Rakyat on 18 May 2020.

    Surprisingly, the Bar Council wants the new Covid 19 Virus Law to be like that in the UK and Singapore. One must assume that these legal eagles have just returned from Mars or from a Rip Van Winkle slumber. Little are they aware that the Covid 19 Virus Law only works in consonant with the most up-to-date Bankruptcy Law of the UK and Singapore. The UK has announced that its Bankruptcy Act will be tweaked in favour of the debtors.

    Our Bar Council is not aware that the Bankruptcy Act 1967 has been messed up by both the 4 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law PMO and is as antiquated as the old 19th century silverware in their auntie’s cupboard.

    Practitioners of the noble profession are aware that unlike the practice of medicine where common ailments occur commonly, it is much more difficult in the practice of the laws because every Suit concerns different human behaviour. Hence, the Laws must be brought up to date at all times in the name of Justice and Good Governance. Therefore, the photogenic Minister of Law PMO, the forever smiling Minister, the Minister who misled not only 200,000 young Malay bankrupts but 600,000 real ones. Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018 and the Minister with Sabah secession in his heart, have neglected their appointed duties in the Sovereignty and National Interest of our beloved Malaysia and all her citizens as safe-guarded by our revered Constitution, our DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans !

    The Laws govern a Government not vice-versa.

    For years, our beloved Malaysia have been governed by at least 3 antiquated Laws which are unimportant to Malaysia but very important to the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia which up-dated them constantly being the Companies Act 1965, the Trustees Act 1949 and the Bankruptcy Act 1967. These 3 Essential Acts form the backbone of Justice and Good Governance in any country. As we can hear and see for ourselves now, Malaysia cannot progress without bringing these Essential Laws up-to-date.

    The following headlines clearly confirmed the utter neglect of their sworn duties and responsibilities by 3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law PMO.

    1. The Star. ” WE NEED A COVID 19 ACT TO COVER US, SAY BUSINESSMEN ”

    2. The Star. ” BUSINESS LOBBY FOR LEGAL PROTECTION ”

    3. The Star. ” BAR: ENACTS PREVENTIVE ‘ COVID 19 LAW ‘ BEFORE MCO ENDS. ”

    The above headlines are the result of the inefficient and incompetent 3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law PMO. who did no work. That’s 20 years of no work by these Ministers of Law. This is treasonous !

    Recently, I highlighted the fact that the Government is now forced to bring the Bankruptcy Act 1967 up-to-date on par with the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia to PROTECT ALL THE BUSINESSMEN AND THEIR BUSINESS because THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 IS THE FRONTLINE under attack by the Covid 19 virus. I mentioned that THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 HAS BECOME THE FRONT LINE OF DEFENCE TO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY, ALL OUR BUSINESSMEN AND THEIR BUSINESSES ! Not only that, I suggested the proposal that the Government must raise RM 250 Billion now and another RM 150 Billion as the second tranche. Further, the Government should ensure the whole country has at least 3 months stock of rice and flour in constant availability at all times not forgetting the security to safeguard the food stocks and the livelihood of the Rakyat.

    FOR ALL AND SUNDRY, THE EMOTIONAL LAST MINUTE OUT-BURST TO HAVE A NEW COVID 19 VIRUS LAW BY THE BAR COUNCIL DOES NOT MAKE SENSE WITHOUT UP-DATING THE BANKRUPTCY AT 1967 BECAUSE THERE IS CONSONANCE BETWEEN THESE TWO VITAL LAWS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND SINGAPORE because their Bankruptcy Laws have been up-dated constantly.

    If Malaysia has a new Covid 19 virus Law without up-dating the Bankruptcy Act 1967, IT IS LIKE TWO WONGS WITHOUT A RIGHT ! Think !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem under the right Prime Minister who is born not made. That is the problem !

  132. mubarakchan Apr 30,2020 1:14 AM

    Tun,

    With the lock-down of the country not yet lifted, what subject the 77 Ministers + 1 Minister for the Middle East + 28 Political Secretaries of the Federal Government should think about ? We do not expect them to twiddle their thumbs and do nothing unless they are free loaders, copy-cats, fakes, play-boys, plagiarists and charlatans. On the assumption, they are up to the mark and behave normally. We expect them to consider all the options which serve our country and the Rakyat best and in the National Interest. I can only think of only one option within the context of the severe devastation inflicted on us by the COVID 19 virus. The option is TOURISM with a capital T.

    As history is the finest Arbiter of the Truth. From the historical records by retracing back to the aftermath of World War II, we will find that the countries which were devastated and completely flattened, resorted to Tourism to pull themselves up again. The countries were Germany and Japan where no mercy were shown by the Allies.

    I was in Western Germany in 1957, Cologne and Munich had large areas of the cities flattened by carpet bombing. The sullen Germans were cycling quietly to work at 6 a.m. – 12 years after the end of the War in Europe. Tourists were most welcomed everywhere in Germany and Italy like all other areas of Western Europe.

    My relatives visited Japan in the late 1940s by ship, the P & O MV ” Chusan “. The Japanese scenario was the same – The bombed out landscape and the hunger for the tourist dollar.

    Both Western Germany and Japan were assisted by the Marshall Plan to recover as formulated by the United States.

    Fast trek to the 1960s, Taiwan was the first to promote tourism to their shores to garner foreign exchange. Tourism provides not only the foreign exchange but also had the snowball effect of creating jobs and all the benefits connected with tourism. By the 1970s, South Korea followed. With the wealth so accumulated, South Korea and Taiwan began with the first steps towards the industrialisation of their nations which successful results we see today. Without the assistance of the United States which provided aid and market access via quotas, the industrialisation of both countries would have been impossible. Then, the Cold War 1948-1989 helped in their favour being at the leading edge of the War in Asia.

    As it is a World War against the COVID 19 virus, the aftermath of this battle will be somewhat like the bombed out Germany and Japan after World War II. The political and socio-economic system of the World completely disrupted and destroyed in some areas. Then, where do we begin to recover and build the new NORM ?

    The TOURISM industry will be the one and only reliable standby. I expect there will be deflation of all commodities soon. This will lead to the scarcity of cash in Government coffers. But Tourism does not require much money to kick start this vital industry to the countries which require it the most.

    But Malaysia because of its rich natural resources of the past years, neglected the important role which Tourism may contribute in terms of employment, foreign exchange and all the ancillary services related to it.
    Unfortunately, 2020 was to be Visit Malaysia Year to increase Malaysia’s foreign exchange receipts due to the aftermath of empty coffers arising from the rape of the Government coffers by those in control 2004-2018 which was worst than the Rape of the Sabine women of ancient Rome.

    Is it incumbent on the Federal Government to down tools on Visit Malaysia Year 2020 because of the COVID 19 virus ? There is no cogent reason why this should be so.

    In fact, my view is that the Minister of Tourism after the MCO is lifted should begin his work immediately to prepare and invite the tourists to return at the appropriate time. The YB should gather the Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Transport Ministry and the Health Ministry to create the easiest of protocols to attract the foreign tourists to our shores again. IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THE TRAVEL AGENTS ARE GIVEN THE LEEWAY TO MAKE MONEY.

    Here are some real and true examples from the Tourist industry, thus :-

    1. In the 1990s, I met with a fellow who retired from the Tourist Promotion Board early. The first question he asked me was, ” Have you got a second wife ? ” in front of his wife. I replied without any hesitation,” Yes !” Later, I bumped into this duo in a shopping mall in Singapore without them noticing me. It was a small World.

    2. It was alleged that Sime Darby went into partnership with its former lady travel agent in Perth, Western Australian to ferry Chinese tourists to and fro. Whilst the lady was in KL, I noticed she put on more and more baubles every time I met her and at the material time the husband was often drunk at the RSGC. During this time, I met a German flying by Air Serendipity to Zurich. After a fine repast, I asked him, ” Why he did not fly by Lufthansa. ” He replied, ” For every US$ 100,000 my company spent with Air Serendipity, I get US$ 30,000.” He was the head honcho of Hitler’s spy chief Admiral Canaris’s family business in Egypt. His remarks struck a bell in my head. No wonder all the Sime Darby executives travelled by Air Serendipity First Class. No wonder the Boss’s sister-in-law was Chairman, in the Tourist Promotion Board until her retirement. No wonder the Boss only put his most trusted people to manage the airline. It must be remembered that Tourism is a cash business.

    3. In 1992, after kicking me out of the Board of Sime Darby ( with 18 years service which total fees for me before tax were RM 500,000 , now the executives wallop the same monthly as salary ) by the Head of the Malaysian Management whose job was created by me through my 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby to fast trek the Malays into big business with leeway for the Chinese to continue their businesses supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidant YBM Tengku Razaleigh, the Sime Darby Management bought the Sandestin Golf and Holiday Resort for RM 72 Million. The reason given was to train Malaysians to be in the hotel hospitality profession. After the Crisis of 1997, the Sandestin was re-sold at RM 72 Million. The Sime Darby Management reported that there was no loss. But it conveniently ignored the fact that the ringgit depreciated which deficit was covered by more ringgits for the dollar. Not only that MARA had been training Malaysians in hotel hospitality since 1966 and used to send its students to Honolulu, Hawaii for further training.

    4. The Minster of Tourism took her husband on a tour of the Southern Antipodes where in places there were more sheep than people. Later, she promoted London’s Chelsea Flower Show with Malaysian orchids at great expense. For her efforts in promoting tourism for London, the Queen presented her with a Gold medal which legally and rightfully belongs to the Muzium Negara Malaysia and not her pocket. The dusty and hot places like India and China were ignored by her.

    The MInisters of Law PMO and the Ministers of Tourism have treated their Portfolios with contempt being lazy, fun loving, incompetent and inefficient. All other countries of the World have Ministers of Law which really are hands on with their jobs. The Ministers of Tourism of the World never left their countries to do sightseeing like the MCA Minister and maybe the others as well. There are always corruption and nepotism everywhere Only Lee Kuan Yew had the gumption to put airline matters and tourism on line under his tight leash.

    5. In the 1990s, one morning in a small lift of the luxury apartment block of flats behind Harrods, Knightsbridge, London. I bumped into a well-known MAS personality – the fellow with the round eyes and curly hair. He looked up to the ceiling avoiding my gaze. It was no surprise to me at all as I have already heard in the late 1970s, that he controlled the allotment of big block seat bookings for outward bound tickets in the hey-day of Malaysian group travel ! For the curious, the luxury flats have a fountain at the front entrance along Sloane Street.

    Money is what makes the World goes round in the World of TOURISM !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The Ministers of Law PMO and the Ministers of Tourism have been found wanting AdminIstration after Administration which is the problem !

  133. mubarakchan Apr 28,2020 3:30 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE PROFLIGACY OF THE GLCS

    Let me explain why the GLCs are Malaysia’s poison pills which eventually will kill our beloved Malaysia’s socio-economic system and all of us.

    Annually, the Federal Government presents a Budget in the month of October for the following year. All know exactly how and where the money will be spent. From 1957 to 2003, the Government had Budgets like this. If during the ensuing year if more money is required, the Government goes to the Dewan Rakyat to get approval for a Supplementary Budget.

    Not only that, the Federal Government up to 2003 already had a burgeoning Civil Service with many more Civil Servants than required. With the 13 additional States, each State has a State Government which employs thousands of State Servants. Malaysia is probably the most over governed country in the World with a population of 31 Million. All these Government Servants will have to be paid each month on time on a recurrent basis.

    Now with such a weightage of Government Servants when our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad retired, the Federal Government’s total debt was only RM 350 Billion. And the 13 states, some of them could not make ends meet. That was the scenario of proper governance up to 2003.

    But between 2004-2018, a new type of business entity known as GLCs or Government Linked Companies were created or accepted after a smart alec presented his spiel, ‘ WHAT IS GOOD FOR SINGAPORE IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA. GLCs PROTECT MALAY BUSINESS. MAKE MONEY FOR THE GOVERNMENT. ‘ This smart alec created a huge Empire for himself by amalgamating the rump Khazanah and the leftovers from Danaharta. The whole was supported by unlimited Government money. How not to lose ? An Empire within a Kingdom. At the end his side-kick collected a basic salary of RM 100 Millon a year. HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THE SMART ALEC COLLECTED ? Up to date, none of the promises were fulfilled. What we saw were huge scandals in each and every one of the GLCs created by those in the Managements.

    Further, the GLCs will compete, impinge on the contracts, assets and finance due to the Private Sector in a small country whilst fully backed by Government money or the Private Sector’s own money which by right should be used by Government to improve whatever for the ease pf the Private Sector to get back their return.

    But where the GLCs will kill us all , by destroying our political socio-economic system which held the country together from 1957-2003 via proper Budgets, will be the OFF GOVERNMENT BUDGET BORROWING AND SPENDING by the GLCs. There are hundreds of Federal and State GLCs. There is no one to control them which are now politicised ! AND THESE ARE STILL OUT OF CONTROL THROUGH POLITICAL INSTABILITY.

    The fact against the GLCs is not only the complete lack of control leading to corruption and nepotism but the UN-CONTROL SPENDING OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    For example, the total debt of the Federal Government in 2003 was RM 350 Billion. By 2018, the total debt was more than RM 1 Trillion which included the GLCs borrowings and Government guarantees. The GLCs did not deliver but became a financial burden to the Rakyat. The main effect of such poor financial management was/is the depreciation of our Ringgit which increased our cost to purchase anything.

    Two anomalies stand out. The first is that democratic Malaysia has adopted the communistic GLCs without a good reason. Only communistic and authoritarian countries like China, Russia and Singapore have GLCs. Western and Eastern democratic nations leave the business of doing business strictly to the Private Sector. Second, GLCs like Sime Darby only enriched a handful of crooked chinamen.

    Here are 2 true examples of the abuse by those responsible.

    1. In 2017, one day I accidentally wandered into a Government agency in the MARA building which occupied 2 floors. The office furniture was brand new and occupied by staff which had nothing to do. There were no visitors to attend to and the staff tried to look busy. A perfect Potemkin set-set-up.

    2. Over 10 years ago, a brilliant Muslim boy after graduating from the LSE, returned home and joined a Government hi-tech agency. His Boss requested him to prepare the Budget for the following year which he did. Then, his Boss asked him to add another RM 5 Million to the prepared RM 5 Million Budget. The young man was upset and consulted his father who advised his son to do as he was told. Later, the young man returned quietly to London.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until the GLCs kill us all.

  134. HBT456 Apr 28,2020 7:45 AM

    Correction: IF THEIR MINDSET IS TO RICH THEMSELVES FIRST, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THEIR GOVERNMENT JOBS, AND GO DO BUSINESS TO CREATE JOBS FOR THEIR CONSTITUENCIES TO RINGANKAN BEBAN KERAJAAN KITA.

    BENEFIT OF DOUBTS?

    THE KEY QUESTION IS, IS MOH AND AND OTHER MINISTRIES KONFIDEN, READY AND PREPARED FOR TS MYUHIDDIN YASSIN TO BUAT PENGUMUMAN RASMI TO LIFT OR TO EXTEND THE MCO TO SAVE JOBS FOR LOCAL AND PENDATANG, I MEAN, PEKERJA, ASING, BASE ON BILATERAL AND MULTI-LATERAL TRADES SINCE THIS COVID-19 IS HERE TO STAY PERMANENTLY WITH US.

    THIS VERY MUCH DEPENDS ON WHAT PNB SET IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THEIF PROMISE IN LESS THAN 3 YEARS BEFORE THEIR TERMS END IN 2023.

    THIS VERY MUCH DEPENDS ON THE MATURITY OF BOTH POLITICAL DIVIDES INCLUDING NGO FRIENDS AND RIVALS.

    THIS VERY MUCH DEPENDS ON THD MATURITY OF VOTERS IN EACH CONSTITUENCIES SET BY EC.

    IN HERE, I WISH THE WANNABES BEST OF LUCK.

    NEVER COUNT CHICKENS BEFORE EGG HATCHED.

    LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.

    WE TOO WHEN BITTEN MANY TIMES, WE TOO WILL BE MORE RESILLIENT AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

  135. HBT456 Apr 28,2020 7:22 AM

    ITS GOING TO BE VERY MESSY, BUT CAN THEY HANDLE WITHOUT FDI IN PAYING OFF THE DEBTS?

    ROHYINGYA REFUGEE, OOPS, I MEAN PENDATANG ASING, ISSUE IS BEING POLITICALIZED, BUKANKAH OLANG ISLAM KENA TOLONG SAMA2 OLANG ISLAM?

    JIKA MAHU MAIN POLITIK, KENA MAIN DENGAN CARA YANG BETUL.

    NICE MEN TOO CAN MAKE HORRENDOUS MISTAKES WHEN THEY PUT THEIR PERSONAL INTERESTS ABOVE OTHERS, THIS IS HUMAN BEHAVIOR WHICH IS INEVITABLE.

    IF THEIR MINDSET IS TO RICH THEMSELVES FIRST, THEY SHOULD LEAVE THEIR GOVERNMENT JOBS, AND GO DO BUSINESS TO CREATE JOBS FOR THEIR CONSTITUENCIESL

    JANGAN ASYIK USE THE GOVERNMENT VIA TAXPAYERS AS THEIR BAILOUT TOOLS TO RICH AND SAVE THEMSELVES.

    WE ARE LIVING IN IMPERFECT WORLD HENCE WE BOUND TO GO THROUGH TRIAL AND ERROR PROCESS AS WE MOVE ON.

    THE QUESTION HERE IS HAVE THE POLITICAL DIVIDES LEARNED?

    THE QUESTION HERE IS WILL THEY BERUNDUR IN GENTLEMAN WAY?

    ADAKAH ITU HALAL?

    ADAKAH ITU HARAM?

    INI KENA TANYA SELERA MEREKA MASING-MASING SINCE MUBARAKCHAN SAID LEADERS ARE BORN.

  136. HBT456 Apr 28,2020 7:00 AM

    Correction: DO YOU STILL REMEMBER WHAT RUSSIANS HAVE GONE THROUGH IN NY UNDER DEMS?

  137. HBT456 Apr 28,2020 6:55 AM

    YOU DID THAT TOO, MUBARAKCHAN.

    LEE KUAN YEW DID SAY POLITICS TOO IS A HIGH RISK CAREER, AND HE STICKED TO HIS OWN PRINCIPLE IN TELLING AND SHOWING ROLE MODEL TO HIS COMRADES / ADIK ABANG NOT TO ACCEPT BRIBES NO MATTER HOW ATTRACTIVE THE OFFER WAS.

    THE DEMS ARE GOING AFTER WELFARE.

    THE REPS ARE GOING AFTER REVENUE INCOME.

    BOTH DIVIDES ARE GOING AFTER THE SAME OBJECTIVE, THAT IS VOTE COUNTS.

    IN FACT, THE PAST USA PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE THAT TOO, AT THE END WHEN CHANGED OF PRESIDENT, RULE OF GAME, WAS RE-WRITE, AND PASSED OVER THE BATON TO THE WINNER IN GENTLEMAN WAY.

    THE UNITY OF KOREA IS INEVITABLE TOO, AND ONE UNITY PARTY IN NORTH KOREA HAS CHOICE NOT TO PLAY WITH SOUTH KOREANS AND HER ALLIES TOO.

    DO YOU STILL REMEMBER WHAT NORTH KOREANS HAVE GONE THROUGH IN NY UNDER DEM?

    DO YOU STILL REMEMBER WHAT RUSSIANS HAVE GONE THROUGH IN NY UNDER REP?

    TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, BUT AMERICANS IN GENERAL ARE READY FOR THAT?

    THEY TOO ARE RACIST IN NATURE, AND THIS APPLY TO REST OF THE WORLD AS LONG AS POLITICIANS PLAYED THIS ISSUE.

    VICTOR RE-WRITE HISTORY?

    HISTORY RE-WRITE VICTOR?

    THIS TIME, HISTORY RE-WRITE VICTOR.

    THANKS TO THE BUSINESS MODEL OF SHARING CONCEPT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

  138. mubarakchan Apr 28,2020 12:55 AM

    Tun

    What better subject to write than on the Profligacy of the GLCs 1975-2020 ?

    Where shall we begin ? Of course, the true story should be how the GLCs began in Singapore after 1965.

    After Dr Albert Winsemius the UN economics expert was engaged as the Singapore Government’s Advisor in 1962, he advised the establishment of the Jurong Industrial Park which came into prominence in the late 1960s with its promotion by the EDB. At that time there were no industrialists in Singapore, only traders. The Singapore Government encouraged the traders to invest in industrial undertakings in Jurong. By the early 1970s, it was quite clear that the traders could not be turned into industrialists. Besides, the Singapore market was small with customers accustomed to only brand names.

    To offset this obvious failure in Government Policy, Lee Kuan Yew moved in to replace them with the Government monopolies like SIA, NOL, Sembawang, Keppel, DBS, Far East Levingston, Chartered Industries, Changi Airport etc at sensitive time in Singaporean politics being the abolishment of the vernacular school system including the Nanyang University. Also the Policy to provide employment for all.

    Being monopolies, by the early 1980s, all these Government owned businesses were profitable. For want of a better name these companies were called Government linked companies or GLCs as coined by Lee Kuan Yew.

    Concomitantly, in 1982, Deng Xiao Ping was looking for an alternative system to the communist system. He thought he found the solution to his political problem in the GLCs – a sort of half-way house between Communism and Capitalism. He overlooked the fact that due to the vagaries of human behaviour like corruption and nepotism, only in tiny Singapore with an authoritarian Premier in a place where secrets are only a whisper away, can the GLCs kept under a tight leash on businesses which handle money all the time. It might now be assumed that the effectiveness of Lee Kuan Yew’s Bluffology overwhelmed Deng !

    Not only Deng, Russia at the material time thought the GLCs also solved their political and socio-economic problems.

    Much to the regrets of both giant nations, corruption and nepotism flourished with the GLCs in their vast lands. Oligarchs appeared in Russia and princelings in China. There are now 100 GLCs Chinese on the run and wanted by China !

    Fast trek to 2004, a time when the juicy assets were already picked up by the cronies and Danaharta was nearing the end of its purpose for which it was established, up popped a smart alec with his clever spiel to the Federal Government – ” What is good for Singapore is good for Malaysia, meaning the GLCs. ” and ” GLCs protect the Malays’ business and make money for the Government. ” Soon, this smart alec build for himself an Empire bigger than any other in the Kingdom with the Government’s money by amalgaming Khazanah and Danaharta. In accordance with the ancient saying, ” The best way to make money is to use the money of others.”

    That was how Malaysia a democratic country with a long record of democracy ended up with a communistic group of GLC which no Western or Eastern democratic nation would do. Malaysia’s GLCs will eventually destroy the Private Sector with its expansion in properties, finance and all other businesses in a small country like Malaysia with a disparate population which already now jostle for the scarce goodies ! Not forgetting the horrendous scandals between 2004-2018.

    Since Sime Darby was the First GLC from 1975, it is only proper that its record be subjected to scrutiny. It is clear that instead of expanding the business by M & A, Sime Darby not only traded with the crooked chinamen on the palm oil physicals but sold valuable assets at cheap prices with no valuation Vide, Nova Scotia Estate and bought rotten assets at top prices with no valuation from them.

    My 1972 Concept to acquire Sime Darby ( cost was RM 23 Million ) supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh was for Sime Darby to continue a Policy of M & A of valuable British companies for the benefit of all Malaysians. But the Malaysian Management since 1982 did no business, but only traded with the crooked Chinamen and in the process, bankrupted Sime Darby twice in 1997 and 2010 at RM 1.20 Billion and RM 2.10 Billion respectively which had to be bailed out by hard earned Malay money from the PNB. That was Sime Darby culture making a handful of chinamen rich.

    Here is a true example.

    In the mid-1980s, one morning my phone suddenly rang. On the line was the MD of Cycle & Carriage Ltd Singapore, Tommy Chua. He said, ” There is a lovely second hand yacht for sale. We should buy it to entertain our clients and principals. Besides, other major companies in Singapore have yachts which are bigger.” I replied, ” Tommy, I am not into yachts. It is not proper for our business to have yachts as we already have the good car marques for many years. I have no objection if the other Directors agree. ” Tommy never returned.

    A few months later, I was lounging by the quayside of the Star Ferry Hong Kong. I remember it was a week day. Suddenly, a huge yacht appeared and moored next to me. 2 young expat families disembarked assisted by an Indian maidservant and a butler. I looked at the stern of the yacht. There were the huge words, SIME DARBY. My eyes fell out. As soon as I returned to KL, I asked the Head of the Malaysian Management why the Board was not informed about this huge yacht in Hong Kong ? He told me that in Hong Kong the expats required perks like this to make them feel comfortable. I retorted that it is the shareholders who should be made comfortable, not the employees. Again, the employees adjusted their needs to the sporting calendar at the expense of the shareholders.

    An anomaly which sticks up like a sore thumb is the SIME DARBY FOUNDATION. Sime Darby is majority controlled by the PNB which is a Trust with a Charter for the Malays and Sime Darby through the years never made any real money but paper money through financial engineering. Can a Trust set up another Trust which is not in consonant with the PNB Charter ? Is this legal or illegal ? In other words, a loophole has been created to benefit whom is the interesting question ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. No problem until the corrupt GLCs will kill us all !

  139. HBT456 Apr 27,2020 10:46 AM

    IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY, NUKES INDIA TOO, TWINPEAKS.

    WHY UNITED NATIONS ARE IMPORTANT?

    WHEN WAS IT FORMED?

    WHERE IS THE LOCATION?

    SHOOTING MISSLES, I MEAN OBJECTS, IN THE GALAXY, THEN, ITS WARMONGERING?

    ITS VERY HARD TO TALK SCIENCE AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WITH POLITICIANS OF LOW IQ, LOW EQ.

    ALL THEY CARE IS HOW MUCH THEY CAN WOLLAP JANJI JADI MENTERI.

    SAD, AND UNFORTUNATE.

  140. twinpeaks Apr 27,2020 7:58 AM

    Mubarakchan, you were in India during the war, correct sir?

    I only read from history books and films about the British Raj. What was it like, really? The British Raj days.

  141. twinpeaks Apr 27,2020 7:50 AM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    We didn’t really have a choice. CCF was mandatory for everyone. But it was good skill-building. Plus the chance to practice with our rifles at the school shooting range every Thursday afternoon. I even ended up with school colours for shooting (where one get to wear a slightly different necktie from the usual one).

    The wartime stories you described really sounded like a war movie (I am a great fan of Second World War films). My parents also recounted something similar, the hardship and fear during wartime. But for some reason, they didn’t really feel the urge to tell us kids. Perhaps they had their good reason. We really had to literally ask(!) And even then, they would only say in bits and pieces.

    For instance, my father recalled the time they rode horses for transportation during Japanese occupation. YES, real horses(!) Just amazing. How times have changed compared to my time. My time, the bicycle is our horse.

    But Cambridge is still a bicycle town. Even today. Don’t you think so?

  142. mubarakchan Apr 27,2020 12:00 AM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks

    You certainly took full advantage of what Perse had to offer. Let me tell you the part of my youth which roughly approximated yours.

    My family left by the last boat the Free French MV. Felix Roussel 19,000 tons at mid-night from Keppel Harbour Singapore 6 February 1942. We boarded the ship in the late afternoon with black smoke from the Pulau Bukom tank farm and service personnel moving helter-skelter here and there in utter confusion, The night the Imperial Japanese Army landed at Kranji. Singapore fell on the 15th. The fpllowing morning a flight of 17 Mitsubishi Bettys bombed the convoy consisting of our ship, the S.S.Devonshire, the RINS Sutlej and an Australian destroyer as we sailed through the Banka Straits. The Jewish women began to wail and cry as the bombing was at its height. The flak from the destroyers kept the bombers high and they missed. Vide Australian War Records 1942. The convoy sailed through the Sunda Straits at night. I could see the Dutch searchlight batteries searching the far horizon as we sailed past. Thereafter, the S.S. Devonshire with women and children left us and headed to Australia. The destroyers also left us and returned to their duties. I believe both were engaged in the Battle of the Java Sea two months later between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Allies comprising of the American, British, Dutch and Australian Navies. The Allies lost.

    A week later, we arrived in Bombay. I noticed the harbour was eerily quiet. We were kept on board for at least a week before we were permitted to disembark. My 3 1/2 years in India we leave till another time.

    Fast trek to our return at the peaceful and placid Keppel Harbour Singapore in December 1945 on a grey monsoon morning by the MV Winchester Castle 21,000 tons, my recollections of events in Singapore were hazy. I remember meeting my father again since he flew off by flying boat to Batavia (Jakarta) in January 1942 with two of my brothers. Their ship bound for India was torpedoed off the Java coast at night. My father and one brother, the one who married Lee Kuan Yew’s only sister were picked up naked and taken to Perth, Australia and the other brother returned to Surabaya where he made soap and soya bean sauce until the end of the War. After this he never wanted to work again.

    On arriving by train at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station the following morning from Singapore, I noticed groups of Japanese soldiers dressed in loin cloths cleaning up the town here and there.

    In 1946, my school, the Methodist Boys’ School re-opened. All the desks and chairs were in a dilapidated condition. My teachers looked bombed out after 3 1/2 years of sufferings and hardship. Two cousins who used to top the class in 1941 were now two classes behind. All my fellow classmates were over-aged. I was the youngest. Our text-books were second-hand. Fast trek to 1950. One morning, heard a loud bang behind my desk. I looked and saw a bullet hole passed through my wooden desk. An inch to the left, I would not be here today. My friend Yee Mun Too, a Sutton Boys Auxilliary Polceman was fiddling with his revolver behind me. The gun accidentally discharged. It was a time of fear and anxiety for all. A time when I began to read the newspapers which reported killings by the Communist terrorist all over the country every day. All these culminated in the murder of the High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney in 1950. These events really spurred me to study night and day to further my studies in London. Before the results were out in January 1952, I sailed off to London at the end of December 1951 by the P & O MV Corfu, 12,000 tons. I was so delighted to be in London to further my studies that I again studied earnestly because I did not want to return to Malaya if I had failed. FEAR DROVE ME TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS which had nothing to do with my intellect. And the thick and wonderful tomes at Foyles drove me into a frenzy of acquiring knowledge with the help of an excellent crammer. The skinny ‘General Science Part 1’ by Daniel was the textbook which put me through the Cambridge Syndicate Examinations. I still remember, ‘ This is a beaker…or this is a bunsen burner……’ Those were the days Twin Peaks from when I learnt. ‘ I do not complain. I do not explain !’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  143. twinpeaks Apr 26,2020 12:26 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    Small world! I didn’t realise Mohamed El-Erian of Allianz went to Cambridge too. Yes, I know him very well. I read his writings.. he has a different approach to financial views. Unlike many others, El-Erian talks like this. “What you are actually seeing now is the second phase, the next phase is going to happen when so-and-so happens, then the third phase is when you see so-and-so… et cetera” A brilliant analyst.

    No, I truly didn’t know the bridge was famous, but it certainly appeared different from the rest to me at that time. I was just a carefree teenager without much knowledge of the history of Cambridge. We only started learning computers when BBC micro was installed at Perse, and I personally bought my very first one which was a ZX Spectrum (cassette loading that took 10 minutes before one can even see anything on the TV screen, and the screeching sound to go. Space Invaders was the in-thing). But I only knew the significance of the Mathematical Bridge many years after I returned home, through the internet… so that’w what I was sketching(!)

    On falling into the Cam, it still embarrasses me when I think about it today. My close pals in the CCF thought it was funny… me all wet head to boots going back to school. We certainly had fun at Perse. Once, when the CCF army went on annual training at the Lake District, where we split into smaller platoons and had to trek our way out of wilderness for two nights using map and compass (and yes, we got lost in the hills). We did a moony. Only the lost sheep was around at most. I also got chicken pox after that, probably from drinking the running stream directly (see how silly we were). One pleasant winter night, we were kicked out of bed at 1 am, and told to dress full gears and hiked 2 miles in the cold to a river to build a small pedestrian bridge. I was in the Royal Engineers section by then. It certainly felt like in a wartime movie, except that it wasn’t. When I told my wife today, she just said I deserved it(!)

    I knew the Kettle’s Yard is very historic except that it was a pub back in your time, perhaps. But it was converted into a small museum, three levels including the attic. The stairs were so narrow and the beams hit your head as you walked up, so just finding one’s way inside the tiny house was an adventure. Lots of old Victorian pots and pans, brass irons et cetera. Nostalgia. They may have renovated it since.

    And no, I wasn’t into pubs at school. It was illegal. One of my pals hid with his vodka in the woods, occasionally. The housemaster certainly had no clue. But we did.

  144. HBT456 Apr 26,2020 9:46 AM

    ITU LAH SEBABNYA, MDT SAID USA MUST OPEN UP ITS ECONOMY, THEY CANNOT OPERATE AS CLOSED ECONOMY.

    NO ONE KNOWS WHAT LIES A HEAD, HENCE, BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE DIVIDED IN HANDLING THE ISSUE OF COVID-19 EPEDEMIC ON THE LAND OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    BULU KAMBING BIRI2 TETAP BERASAL DARI TUBUH KAMBING BIRI2.

    WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT IT OUT FOR THE RESULT OF WHO WILL WIN OUT IN THE NEXT USA PRESIDENCY IAITU PENYOKONG TRUM ATAU BIDEN IN THIS NOVEMBER 2020.

    BY LOOKING AT THE % OF DEATHS OF HER TOTAL POPULATION, ITS LESS THAN 1%.

    BUT, THIS DEATH RATE SHOOT UP IN LESS THAN 4 WEEKS, AND THATS FRIGHTENING, DONT YOU THINK SO?

    ME TOO IN HERE HOPE AMERICANS OF THE DIVIDES JIA YOU, AND CONFRONT THIS EPIDEMIC CAUSTIOUSLY WITHOUT CAUSING HATRED AND ANGER AMONG AMERICANS AND THOSE WHO HAVE BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL TIES WITH THEM.

  145. HBT456 Apr 26,2020 9:12 AM

    TEPUK DADA IS THE LATEST SALAM GESTURE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE IQ AND EQ, IS THIS WHAT TWINPEAKES TRYING TO PUSH IN THE MINDSET OF MELAYU?

    HEY DEY MUBRAKCHAN, HAVENT YOU AWARE THE LATEST GESTURE OF LOVE IS BY TWISTING THUMB AND INDEX FINGER?

    DONT BOAST JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A CONSTITUTIONALIST, MUBARAKCHAN.

    JIKA DIKOREK LAGI, SIAPAKAH PUNCA MASALAH INI?

    “SOUND LIKE HIM, BUT NOT HIM?”

  146. mubarakchan Apr 26,2020 12:27 AM

    Tun

    Some interesting headlines which have caught my attention, thus

    1. ” Don’t bring factories home (Japan). It only adds to risk. NIDEC Chief says. ”

    2. ” Merkel. Coronavirus crisis just the beginning. ”

    3. ” U.S. 26 Million unemployment claims in 5 weeks. ”

    4. ” China struggles with sharp rise in unemployment. Payment of benefits stalls as coronavirus crisis spike in jobless markets. ”

    5. ” Abe’s right hand man wants a Japan less reliant on China. ”

    6. ” Extension of the MCO is fraught with danger. ”

    The above headlines tell a forthcoming story for us Malaysians. Forewarned is forearmed. It is sad we did not prepare for the rainy day since 2004. A Prime Minister is born not made.

    As I have said before the killing of the COVID 19 virus is the easy part. It is the thereafter socio-economics which will be difficult !

    With the unresolved Great Recession from 2008 still with us which created the huge commodities bubble on the one hand and the serious threat by the Corona 19 virus pandemic to puncture this bubble to create deflation on the other, it is prudent for the Government with its 77 Ministers + 1 Minister for the Middle East + 28 Political Secretaries to raise RM 250 Billion now and RM 150 Billion later. All countries in the World are now short of cash. This is a fact.

    Singapore has unwillingly drawn down S$ 21 Billion of their precious reserves concomitant with a Minister breaking down in tears in the Singapore Parliament ! Singapore a place with utterly no human and natural resources, NOW HAS MUCH REDUCED REVENUES FOR THE GOVERNMENT ! I sincerely wish them well.

    Singapore’s mojo was raised to high heavens by Lee Kuan Yew !

    This is no longer fun and games with 19 holes of golf, folks ! Our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat are in the beginning of a World’s Crisis of the 21st Century – a unique World Crisis being One Great Recession + One World Pandemic of Unknown Proportions and Duration.

    Less us not soot ourselves in the foot anymore by sending money overseas to benefit the host countries. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME FOLKS !

    Some pundits have predicted a World food shortage to come. Time for the Government to have a constant 3 months supply of rice and flour always. Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam will raise the price of rice soon to pay for their essential goods and shortages will come as surely as the rising sun. It is going to be a merry-go-round in the shortages of goods and volatility of prices.

    SECURITY TO SAFEGUARD OUR LIVES, LIVELIHOOD AND FOOD STOCKS SHOULD NOW BE OUR WATCHWORD OR SLOGAN !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Forewarned is forearmed. Please take note 77 YB Ministers + 1 YB Minister for the Middle East + 28 Political Secretaries of the Federal Government of Malaysia.

  147. mubarakchan Apr 25,2020 8:23 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    Yes ! remember Kettle’s Yard very well. You remember Six Mile Bottom and Great Whittlesford ?

    During the 1950s, Britain was still recovering from the throes of a horrific war which scarred the psyche of the Britons especially my contemporaries. There was a “Star” pub in Kettle’s Yard with many signature’s of RAF fighter pilots on its low white ceiling. There was no Folk Museum mentioned by you. Cambridge was an austere place even in the mid-1950s – 10 years after the end of World War II. I believe all the colleges were used as billets for the RAF with the many airfields dotted around it. Only those lecturers unfit for service remained. There were no undergrads as all were called up for NS..

    When Lee Kuan Yew turned up by the back door in 1946 with his 3 1/2 years of private law tuition during the Japanese Occupation, he had miles of advantage over the small group of ex-servicemen his contemporaries, probably not more than 30. He had a distinct advantage. Hence, the Double First in Law. By the mid-1950s, I had to battle my way against hundreds of the the best in Britain via an Open Examination which ended up with 154 of the best. At the end only 2/3 rd graduated even though Cambridge is known to be very difficult to enter and very difficult to fail unlike London where it is easy to get in and easy to exit.

    Hence, Lee Kuan Yew was smart to put his sons to read Maths and Engineering in which 1 + 1 = 2. He knew in Britain today, there are hundreds of naturally brilliant British law students to overcome. Not just 30 in his time. Besides, English is their mother tongue. How to beat them ? To avoid embarrassing his ego, his sons studied science and not law !

    If you remember, the mention of money was a verboten thing in those days because all Britons were poor. My contemporaries refused to talk about money. It was only in 2006 that money was permitted to be taught in British schools as reported by an American lady reporter in the FT. and Britain just repaid their World War II Lend Lease to U.S. and Canada in full. ! In 1982, Lee Kuan Yew encouraged a young Singaporean tycoon to go round the schools to teach the school children that it was good to be greedy. Terrible ! Vide, SBT 1982.

    By falling into the Cam, Twin Peaks, you certainly made history and achieved some distinction of sorts. I see you were enamoured with the Queen’s College Mathematical Bridge. For your latest, the Master of Queen’s is an Egyptian, Mohamed El-Erian, a successful bond trader from PIMCO, the largest bond trader in the World. He donated 1 million pounds to Cambridge as he was at Trinty. He is the Advisor to Allianze.

    It’s a small World, Twin Peaks. The days of my youth were care-free and happy. No problem.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  148. twinpeaks Apr 25,2020 2:57 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    One of my favourite places was the tiny Kettle’s Yard folk museum across the bridge from St. Johns College. Was it already there in 1950s.. do you remember?

    I remember when a group of us from the Perse army cadet force went punting on the Cam one summer day. Navigating with the pole, I fell into the river in full view of so many American and Japanese tourists(!)

  149. mubarakchan Apr 25,2020 1:30 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT IN RESPONSE TO TWIN PEAKS

    History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    From the date of the acquisition of Sime Darby by Malaysian interests in 1975, Sime Darby’s culture had always bought assets at high prices and sold assets at low prices from crooked Chinamen with some exceptions – both without valuations.

    For example, in the early 1980s, the Malaysian Management sold Sime Darby’s best investment in India with a population of 1 billion, the Shaw Wallace Group – a monopoly for liquor production with the fine Assam Frontier Tea Estates for about RM 150 Million to a ‘Gulf Indian.’ who became a billionaire because of this purchase. It was a fire sale price which was not properly evaluated and not presented to the Sime Darby’s Board for its approval. The ‘Gulf Indian’s ‘ son Mallya was the founder of the Kingfisher Airline which foundered a few years ago with debts of over US$ 2 Billion. The banks pursued Mallya to London where he lost in his Appeal against being extradited back to India a few days ago.

    Deficiencies in the books are covered by the transfer of unconverted estate lands from one subsidiary to another to balance the books. Therefore, instead of being worth RM 20 per share today, Sime Darby’s share is worth only RM 2 or less. In other words, by this cover up method, Sime Darby actually had no growth since 1975. This is exactly like running on the same spot for 45 years since 1975. Remarkable !

    Sime Darby’s wealth went both ways, first by buying 3rd rate assets at unvalued high prices and selling 1st class valuable assets at unvalued low prices.

    A.. The Purchase of Assets with no valuation at High Prices.

    1. Lac Refrigerator. 2. Pondan oil palm estate in Sabah. Sandestin Golf & Holiday Resort, Florida. 3. Liberia Plantations 4. Manila Tyre factory. 5. Mindanao plantations. 6. Assorted small Australian and New Zealand companies. 7. Yacht in Hong Kong. 8. Bukit Kiara Golf Club. 8. Trading companies. 9 A swamp near Brisbane

    B. The Sale of Valuable Assets with no valuation at Low prices.

    1. Amoy Canning Land, Hong Kong. 2. Two Orchard Towers, Singapore. 3. Shaw Wallace and the Assam Frontier Tea Estates. 4. 2,000 acres of Nova Scotia Estate worth RM 200 Million sold for RM 4 Million to a MCA leader. 5. The sale of Benta to the same fellow. 6. Sime Bank lent RM 350 Million to a crooked chinaman.

    Sime Darby the first of the corrupt GLCs which is suppose to assist all Malaysians in business not only CROOKED CHINAMEN.

  150. mubarakchan Apr 25,2020 12:24 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT FOR TWIN PEAKS

    After the Charman Tun Tan Siew Sin died in 1988, the Malaysian Management began to put pressure on me in different ways which made me feel that I was a persona non-grata. The Sime Darby cushy jobs for the Malaysian Managemen including the Tunku’s nephew who was only a factory manager, were created by me from my 1972 Concept of capturing Sime Darby for the Malays to fast trek them into big business after the announcement of the NEP IN 1971. Also, on 13 May 1969, the British owned 70% of the best Malaysian assets, the Chinese 25% of the third rate and the Malays just 2%. My 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby for the Malays had the intention of giving the Chinese the leeway to continue to do business unhindered.

    Sime Darby was controlled by the Malays by November 1975 with the support of the Prime Minister the late Tun Abdul Razak and his confidant YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. The Prime Minister recommended that Tan Sri Taib Andak and myself to serve on Sime Darby Plc Board in October 1974. Unfortunately, Tun Abdul Razak passed away and the Management of Sime Darby remained in the hands of the British expats until 1982. No move was made by the Malaysian Management to be unfriendly to me until after the demise of Tun Tan.

    Actually, Tun Tan was left out of the entire exercise in the take-over of Sime Darby for the Malays because after 13 May 1969, Tun Tan was in the political doghouse of the Malaysian Government after MCA left the Alliance at 2.30 p.m. on 13 May 1969 and returned at 10 p.m. the same night. He was also considered pro-British. Without the presence of Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Tan got his friend the Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn to appoint him as the Chairman of Sime Darby otherwise another person would have been appointed because not many knew that Tun Tan already had a very big plate of goodies with 2 major monopolies !

    With this background, in 1989, I told my friend the Thai Director of Sime Darby Anand Panyrachun in the lift of the KL Hilton after a Board dinner that he would be the next Thai Prime Minister. Not only that, he would be the Prime Minister again a second time. He replied with utter incredulity, ” Impossible. General Kriangsak considers me a communist ” ! Anand was appointed the Thai Prime Minister by the King arising from the students riots of 1991. Prime Minister Anand immediately flew to KL to visit our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. On arrival, Anand rang me up personally to join him for breakfast at the Carcosa at 9 a.m. the following morning. At 8.15 a.m. the Sime Darby Management Office of the Tunku’s nephew rang up and told me brusquely. ” There is no room at breakfast for you with the Thai Prime Minister. ” To this day, I have not told my friend from Trinity College why I was absent from his breakfast after his personal invitation to me.

    Little things like this caused the 2 huge bankruptcies of Sime Darby in 1997 and 2010 at RM 1.2 Billion and RM 2.10 Billion respectively which arose from dealings with crooked Chinamen . In 1992, after the Sime Darby Management headed by the Tunku’s nephew using the Prime Minister’s name in their haste to do their business to kick me out as a Director after 18 years with a total before tax fees of RM 500,000. Now, they wallop RM 500,000 a month !

    Like I asked the side-kick of the Tunku’s nephew why the Board of Consolidated Plantations was not informed of the sale of 2,000 acres of Nova Scotia estate for only RM 4 Million to a MCA leader and I only knew about this a year later from the streets ? This Tunku’s nephew’s side-kick glibly replied that RM4 Million was less than 2% of the total assets of the Company, there was no necessity to get the Board’s approval. Immediately, I told this side-kick, like this, you can sell off all the assets in 2% lots without going to the Board for its approval. He just grinned without shame.

    This Nova Scotia 2,000 acres which cost the MCA leader RM 4 Million whilst the whole world knew the N-S Highway passed by it, was warehoused in a listed company for share rigging purposes. Thereafter, the 2,000 acres were shuffled up to RM 88 Million bought by Selangor Perangsang and a Chinaman who specialised in turning beautiful properties into tropical slums ! THE TRUE VALUE OF THIS PROPERTY WAS RM 200 MILLION !

    I reckon the sale or purchase of assets by the Sime Darby Management since 1975 to 2010 maybe valued at RM 50 Billion. The first of the corrupt GLCs. In 1992, after I was kicked out as Director by the Sime Darby Management using the Prime Minister’s name conveniently forgetting it was Tun Abdul Razak who appointed me to acquire and repatriate Sime Darby Plc. home for the Malays, the foreign investors ran away.

    Vide The True Story of Sime Darby. NSTP 2010.

  151. mubarakchan Apr 24,2020 7:41 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks

    Yes ! Those days of my youth were memorable days. The early 1950s in Britain when I arrived at Tilbury Docks by the obligatory P & O liner MV Corfu in the midst of winter with dull grey sky and smog were indeed unforgettable.

    Fast trek to your regulatory haunts along Pety Cury, Lion’s Yard, Market Square and Trinity Street, there were no Wimpey shops, WH Smith then. During my time, Britain was still recovering from the shock of an all-out war of attrition. My friends who lived in London were all evacuated to live in foster homes in the countryside. 1939-1945 Those with me at college were all on county scholarships. My friends in the 1950s had no money to spend and as medics the 5 of were engaged at labs and lectures from 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays were for revisions. Whatever spare time available were filled with tutorials. We began with 8 medics. 1 dropped out mid-term whilst 2 others after the first year.

    The fun and games for the war scarred British only opened up with the arrival of the Beatles. Well after the PM Harold Macmillan said in 1956, ” You never had it so good, Jack “. The first West Indians arrived via the Ffyes banana boats in 1955. The Soviet Sputnik came in 1957 to the horror of the British.

    In my time, the 1950s, there were Heffers along Petty Cury, Odeon Cinema at Market Square, Gardenia along the passage between Market Square and Trinity Street, the Blue Boar Hotel along Trinity Street and the University Arms Hotel. You may have ventured up to Granchester for tea and cream scones on a hot summer’ s day.

    In the early days of the first Term, Michaelmas, I was home-sick with the damp and grey English autumn weather. I wandered into Heffer’s and bought my first two books which began my Malaysiana collection of over 2,000 books of all that could be purchased in the 1950s before the Americans were interested because of the Vietnam War 1962-1975. The two books were Winstedt, “The Malays” and Swettenham, “Britsh Malaya” for 5 shillings and 10 shillings respectively. Through the years, I acquired all the Malaysiana from centuries ago. I completed the range but I could not collect French Indo-china and the Dutch Indies as the French and the Dutch were more cultured and published many more books than the commercially minded British. In 2008, I donated the World’s best Malaysiana Collection of over 2,000 books to a university.

    Out of the Collection, I auctioned off the rarest via Sotheby’s. The first ” The Political and Commercial Considerations of Prince of Wales Island and Kedah ” 1805 by Lieutenant Anderson fetched 5,000 pounds which cost me 500 pounds. The book was bought behind my back by the Sime Darby Malaysian Management without referring to me, their Board Director. The cost was shared with Lim Goh Tong/Genting. The nephew of the Tunku presented the book to him. When the Tunku saw the lithograph picture of his great great grand father the Sultan,- the only one in the World, he tore the picture out and gave it to the Kedah Museum. The book was given to the National Library. I was not invited by my own Sime Darby Management for this important ceremony.

    Again, I auctioned the World’s only pristine copy of a Persian Hikayat ‘ The Tale of Khalid and Dimna ‘ translated by Abdullah Munshi 1822. The Sime Darby purchased it behind my back for 10,000 pounds which cost me US$3.75 cts from Wingo Books, Washington DC. Again, I was not invited to the Sime Darby ceremony where this important Hikayat was presented to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad the Prime Minister by the Tunku’s nephew. The Hikayat is now in the National. This was how the Sime Darby Malaysian Management operated. All the Sime Darby functions with the Prime Minister by the Malaysian Management, I was never invited as though I was a leper. I did not complain. I did not explain.

    A few of the rarest books were auctioned off by Sotheby’s because these belonged to the World and should not be torned up or vandalised in some university library.

    In those frugal days of the 1950s, my tuition fee was 90 pounds a term with full board. My other expenditure was only 30 pounds. My bus fare from Kilburn North London to Victoria was 9 pence.

    Imagine the shock which hit me in 1977 when I visited London again.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  152. twinpeaks Apr 24,2020 1:18 PM

    For Mubarakchan.

    Not sure if these shops were in Cambridge during your time. But in the late 1980s, early 1990s, there was little Wimpy fastfood shop at the corner on Trinity Street, just a few shops away from Heffers bookshop. This cute little two-story restaurant was my routine stop every weekend before cycling back to boarding house on Glebe Road (just off Hills Road). Especially when it was pouring on the streets.

    Do you know the WH Smith stationary bookstore at Lion Yard? That was my routine stop too, often with another friend (remember my British Jew friend?). We would spend hours sitting on the carpeted floor upstairs, with backs leaning against the metal book shelves, reading the latest sci-fi novels.

    Many other places too. One is the Mathematical Bridge (was it Queens College?). I was a keen artist during my teenage, so I was sitting on my bicycle leaning on the bridge opposite, sketching the iconic bridge. Passers-by would stop to watch, standing beside me.

    Good old days..

  153. twinpeaks Apr 24,2020 9:04 AM

    Mubarakchan. What you mentioned about Lee Kuan Yew leaving the federation in 1965 and the US economic/strategic guarantee does make sense, especially as he also asked photographers to only publish his crying act(!!) Of course, you know better than most people. Lee Kuan Yew was your brother-in-law after all.

  154. mubarakchan Apr 22,2020 4:30 PM

    Tun,

    Here is an interesting headline which should interest all, thus

    ” WE ARE ENTERING THE AGE OF AMERICAN AUSTERITY. THE DECADE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS SAW THE CREATION OF A VAST ASSET PRICE BUBBLE. ”

    To put it bluntly, the whole World is now caught between the October Crash of 2008 which created a huge asset price bubble for years and the swift moving Covid 19 virus pandemic of 2020 which is putting a tremendous amount of pressure to puncture the bubble..

    Putting the 2 crises together, we have on the one hand, the crisis of 2008 which wiped off the upper most tiers of the capital markets which forced the Governments to release Quantitative Easing via the Central Banks. That round alone cost the US and the EU at least US$ 6 Trillion ! And on the other, the Covid 19 virus struck in January 2020 whilstthe jury was still out trying to resolve the 2008 Crisis.

    Within 3 months in 2020, the US has already spent US$3.5 Trillion ! And tiny Singapore, US$ 21 Billion of her well-guarded reserves whilst Malaysia promised a RM 240 Billion stimulus.

    The insidious Covid 19 virus has unhinged all the lower tiers of the capital markets and seeped into all manner of human activity with disastrous effects. No matter how well defended a country could be, the damage would be costly and time consuming. This does not apply to just one country alone but all countries. Therefore, willy-nilly, the post-Covid 19 virus World will certainly result in a new equation for Trade and Commerce which should also reflect the new norms in each country concerned. Naturally, those better endowed countries like Malaysia will recover more smoothly compared with tiny states like Singapore.

    I reckon transportation in its former iteration will be transformed due to the lack of passengers and the low price of fuel arising from an austerity background which may take years to recover. A scenario which is exactly like a bombed out country after World War II. Then, all countries went after the mighty dollar via tourism. With no other examples in hand, this is the most likely scenario to come in the foreseeable future.

    But in the meantime, each Government has the unenviable task of guiding and leading its populace through all the pitfalls as created by a dangerous enemy which turned out to be Covid 19 the virus.

    For Malaysia, there is only one choice which is to raise as much money as required which I reckon to be RM 250 Billon in the first instance and another tranche of RM 150 Billion to follow over a 2 year period. All countries are in the same boat. The weakest to the wall. There will be no free lunch. Cash is no longer King !

    Our Government has no choice but to provide good governance NORMALLY. Within this context, Malaysia in time will be considered a permanent member of one of four most important countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Whether we like this or not, this will be our Destiny.

    Overnight, many things which we were accustomed to will change. It is not timely to reveal these yet.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    For completeness sake, another headline which affects all countries as well, thus

    ” VIETNAM GARMENT MAKERS HANG OUT TO DRY AS GLOBAL ORDERS VANISH “

  155. twinpeaks Apr 21,2020 12:34 PM

    On economic collapse.

    Crude oil price plunged to NEGATIVE US$40 overnight. That’s the lesson of supply and demand for us. Stock markets are instantly spooked(!!). Who wouldn’t. Everyone, except the few who have prepared themselves for cyclical boom and bust nature of capitalism.

    It is not the end of the world, but it is for countries with short-term plans.

  156. mubarakchan Apr 21,2020 2:30 AM

    Tun

    I have been proposing in these columns a couple of times over the past month that the Government should now begin to formulate a New Post Virus Socio-economic Model for the next 2 years. Before I could say ‘hello’, a copy cat produced a watery article entitled ‘New Socio-economic Model’ in yesterday’s Sunday Star Page 13 April 19 2020. Of course, this fellow with only a superficial knowledge because of his copy-cat activities could not hit the core matter on its head so he padded his article with generalisations from everywhere.

    Malaysia has become a land of free loaders, copy-cats, fraudsters, fakes, play-boys, plagiarists and charlatans. The Philippines used to be the one.

    Here is the low-down on what a comprehensive or all embracing Model should be like.

    First, the Front Line is the much abused and neglected, Bankruptcy Act 1967 by the 4 Ministers of Law PMO, 3 from the BN and 1 PH has to be revised and up-dated like in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia to give the 600,000 bankrupts with 200,000 young Malays a second chance and discharge them in 3 years unlike Malaysia which touts forgiveness and compassion but lock bankrupts in forever. It was alleged that Chinese share-brokers influenced the BN Minister on the non-revision of the Act to punish the bankrupts. This is corruption and fraud. Vide Letter to the Editor, The Star, 25 June 2018.

    Second, the traditional Power Pyramid should be re-established which the goodies like jobs, contracts, money etc should flow down the slippery slope to the Rakyat below. But between 2004-2018, the goodies defied gravity and flowed to the apex when the slogan, ‘Cash is King’ held sway and not ‘Save for the rainy day’.

    This viral Pandemic has exhausted the revenues of all the countries. Therefore, it is prudent to raise at least RM 250 Billion in the first instance and RM 150 Billion later as soon as possible from our friends China and Japan for a 2 year span.

    All sectors of our economy require help during this unexpected downturn. This state of affairs has been with us since 9 May 2018 when PH won a Pyrrhic victory when the Government coffers were found empty.

    Third, a large sector consisting hawkers, farmers, fishermen, construction workers, artisans, planters etc require Government assistance the most. This group is followed by the SMEs who are just as badly hit.

    Fourth, banks are actually the worst hit in crises nowadays. These will require capitalisation by the Government.

    Fifth, agriculture and aquaculture development along our long shore line for food and eco-tourism are important adjuncts to any Model.

    Sixth, e-business is mauling the malls the World over which must be kept on par with the rest of the World.

    Seventh, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Britain etc will be looking at the right places to site their factories along new chains of supply. I foresee this is a big business with the existing FTZs or new zones.

    Eighth, outfits like FELDA should re-invent themselves as promoters of halal food processing between Australasia, Malaysia and the Middle East and Central Asia. Time and billions of ringgits were wasted in buying buildings at over the top prices.

    Ninth, the tourism industry needs help to bring in the foreign exchange and provide jobs and revenues for the Government. All countries will focus on tourism which requires minimum outlay with maximum returns.

    The Government must keep all and sundry working and busy at all costs to keep our Peace and Harmony intact. RM 400 Billion is a small price to pay as Malaysia must maintain her momentum as one of four important small countries of the World since 9 May 2018 – the others being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    Some headlines to keep us Malaysians in perspective, thus

    1. ” ASIA CRUISE INDUSTRY WILL BE FOREVER CHANGED BY THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. ”

    2. ” TWO BIG SINGAPORE COMPANIES IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS. HYFLUX AND HIN LEONG. THE LATTER FAILED TO DECLARE A US$ 800 MILLION LOSS WITH DEBTS OF US$3.8 BILLION. HYFLUX DEBT IS ABOUT US$ 2 BILLION. “

  157. twinpeaks Apr 19,2020 3:40 PM

    On Malaysia’s future economy.

    Now is the perfect time to look at both Europe and the U.S for growth companies in the high-tech sector, under pressure from both debt obligation and low stock pricing. This is the best way for Malaysian corporations to get their feet in the high-tech game. It is much safer route than starting from scratch in Malaysia, as the country simply does not have the environment for such sector. Other sectors include the entertainment and sport sectors.

    Growing a company does not mean that whatever it does necessarily must be based in this country, as that will surely end up in failure. Politics must not figure in business, as the two do not gel together. Politics in business is simply socialism in disguise, and of course socialism is a recipe for eventual disaster, as Malaysia has experienced with its numerous GLCs (but enough said on that one for now).

    In any case, a successful company in the West due to Malaysian money does not mean that this country does not benefit at all. Money made overseas is always repatriated to build up the country in different ways. Perhaps through corporate philanthropy, for instance. Furthermore, as companies grow, there is always opportunity for Malaysian investors to promote some extension of the main business to Malaysia, for sure; perhaps to open a small factory for producing parts for the parent company, for instance.

    It is not a zero-sum game. Both sides can win if managed well. It is a way for the country to get out of its middle-income status, for sure.

  158. twinpeaks Apr 18,2020 2:23 PM

    On Malaysia’s economy.

    Whilst waiting for the pandemic to end, this is the best time for the government to assist, but must be led by the private sector, to use whatever cash reserves they still have and can raise from the capital market, to purchase a controlling stake in some high-tech companies in the US and Europe. There are plenty at bargain price right now. Surely, there must be some reserves for this purpose.

    For me, there is no point in licking your wounds and waiting for normalcy, as that will only place you back to where you were at best, once the pandemic is over. Instead, this is the right time to make a major move into the high-tech sectors long dominated by Japan and the West, and not playing second fiddle to multinational corporations like Sony, Samsung, et cetera. There are plenty of struggling hi-tech small companies in the West.

    If the country misses the boat, it can only blame itself. Again(!!)

  159. HBT456 Apr 16,2020 12:06 PM

    mubarakchan Apr 16,2020 8:47 AM

    Tun

    1. The old Hainanese woman HBT (Hock Beng Teoh was Hainanese. His boss also) stop tail-gating my comments. If you have no original ideas, go back to your Hainan Island, the Imperial Penal Colony and suck eggs.

    2. Old Hainanese woman HBT you have not apologised to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for calling him ” OLD SHIT ” in these columns in December 2019. You are a coarse and vulgar old Hainanese woman.

    3. A famous ditty known by the Han Chinese the World over.

    ” OUT OF 10 HAINANESE, 9 ARE CRAZY. THE ONE WHO IS NOT CRAZY, IS MAD ”

    The Hainanese are Lao from the highlands of Yunnan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao. The physical features are the flat forehead, sunken nose bridge, and sometimes of dark complexion.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

    BROWNIE POINTS OR HAINANESE POINTS NOW, MUBARAKCHAN?

    ME TOO NOT AT SAME PAGE WITH SRI SENSE EVEN THOUGH I CANT AFFORD PRADA, HERMES, LV, MARK N SPENCER, BIJAN AND SO AND SO BRANDS, HENCE, I DIDNT APPLY FOR BANTUAN PRIHATIN COVID-19 SINCE I KNOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE DOWN HERE NEEDS THIS CASH MORE THAN ME.

    ASEAN REGION YOU MEAN, MUBARAKCHAN?

    HEY, I READ NEWS TOO WHEREBY I CAN FILTER GENUINE NEWS FROM NOISES MADE BY LOCAL POLITICIANS.

    DONT FORGET, I AM IN THIS BLOG FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, AND I REALLY SAW THE WORST AND MOST UGLY POLITICS IN TANAHAIR 😨😨😨

    IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE WHEN RACIST CLAIMED THEMSELVES AS NATIONALIST, REGIONALIST MAHUPUN INTERNATIONALIST SINCE THEY PUT THEIR PERSONAL, STATE AND PARTY INTERESTS ABOVE FDI AND NATIONAL INTERESTS.

    THE ONLY THING THAT I DIDNT EXPECT IS LOCAL POLITICS COULD GO SO LOW AND DIRTY JUST TO WIN VOTES OF THE MAJORITY RACES.

    I ALREADY LOOSE HOPE HENCE MY ONLY WISH IS THEY DONT NEED TO HARD SELL JUST TO FISH UNDI SAJA.

    I REST MY CASE, AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE ENDED UP LIKE THEM ASYIK TUNGGU DISUAP SAJA.

    IN HERE, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST, MUBARAKCHAN.

  160. HBT456 Apr 16,2020 9:15 AM

    mubarakchan Apr 15,2020 11:26 PM

    Tun

    The recent suspension of aid to the WHO by President Trump is without justification based on facts.

    The WHO has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of the poor countries of the World. I remember the WHO was in Malaya in the 1950s giving polio shots and treatment for malaria, TB etc as well.

    The poor Leadership as shown by the US Administration to knuckle down the WHO was a surprise considering that the events concerning the COVID 19 virus move so quickly in these days of air travel.

    The United States only began to take measures in mid-March 2020 when her experts warned as early as November 2019.

    By early January 2020, the virus was already in Europe, Italy, Spain, Britain, Germany, France. And of course the porous borders of the United States.

    Surprisingly, Taiwan which is just a few miles from China has only 400 infected cases up to date. Forewarned in forearmed in any crisis, medical or otherwise.

    Not only that, the virus with an incubation period of 14 days and sometimes asymptomatic would have spread to at least 3-4 generations by the time a World wide pandemic is recognised. This is classic epidemiology known the whole world over in academic circles. Hence the big numbers of infection and deaths now revealed in the popular countries for Chinese tourists in the World.

    For the very first time President Trump is faced with an adversary, COVID 19 virus which may bring down his Presidency in 2020. He had based his Policies on Dollars and Cents and not on Principles of Humanity and Justice which was the hall mark of his predecessors Administrations or Pax America of the American liberals.

    It is unjust to blame the WHO when the virus had already reached the United States and Europe in early January 2020.

    President Trump admitted that the first death in the United States was on 19 January 2020. I reckon the United States, Europe and Britain were already infected in early January 2020 via air travel. Hence, the huge numbers of cases and deaths we see now arising from generations of infections beginning in early January 2020. No one can blame the WHO for mismanagement or neglect due to the swiftness and easy spread of the virus which only draconian measures can put it down as seen in all countries of the World.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Hopefully, after this pandemic, our beloved Malaysia begins with a clean balance sheet to face the brave and new World again in peace and harmony.

    HERD IMMUNITY OR SAVE LIVES, THATS THE JOB OF POLITICIANS IN DEALING WITH POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL PUBLIC POLICIES WHEN THEY DRAFT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE POLICIES BASED ON KEMAMPUAN MASING2.

    MR TRUMP HAS THE ABSOLUTE POWER TO BET IN THE NAME OF GOD, I MEAN, TO UTILIZE, PATRIOT ACT TO BUILD WALLS AND TO FIGHT COVID-19 TOO.

    MR TRUMP NEEDS TO KOW TOW TO HIS STATES’ HARDCORE SUPPORTERS IN ORDER TO LOBBY THEM TO SUPPORT HIS NOVEMBER’S PRESIDENCY ELECTIONS TOO.

    SO IT IS NOT A SURPRISE FOR HIM TO MAKE SO MUCH BUNYI GIGITAN IN THE MEDIA WITH HIS FAMILY BACKGROUND IN RUNNING HIS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS TO RETALIATE STRATEGIES EMPLOYED BY THE DEM.

    MR TRUMP SAID AS PRESIDENT OF USA, HE HAS TOTAL AUTHORITY MEANING HE HAS THE ABSOLUTE POWER OF AUTHORITHY TO REOPEN THE USA ECONOMY, AND USA PRESIDENT POWER OF AUTHORITHY IS ABOVE STATE GOVERNORS.

    IF GOVERNOR OF NY IS NOT HEPI, THEN, HE TOO CAN LOBBY JUDGE, OOPS, I MEAN, MASUK COURT, TO SETTLE THE CASE SO THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE.

    THATS WHY I SAID, POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS.

    TO WIN VOTES OF THE MAJORITY IS NOT HARD IN USA DURING PANDEMIC CRISIS TOO SINCE ALL OF THE AMERICANS NEED TO PAY TAXES TO FEED THEIR CITENZENS OF HARDWPRKING, THE MALAS ONE, THE LALANG ONE AND THE TIDAK APA ONE INCLUDING THE CRIME MAKERS, RAPISTS, TERRORISTS, RACISTS, XENOPHOBISTS AND EXTREMISTS

    WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP FAVORS INDIA HINDU BLACK OVER AFRICAN BLACK TO RETALIATE OBAMACARE AND WHO CHIEF, YOU FEEL SUPRISE?

    EVEN WHEN MR TRUMP USED CHINESE VIRUS AS HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO CONTAIN CHINA, I DONT FEEL SURPRISE AT ALL.

    WHY?

    MENANG FIRST, THEN ONLY BIKIN.

    MAMPU ATAU TAK MAMPU BAYAR BALIK, ITU TAK MUSTAHAK, JANJI MENANG DULU.

    BETUL ATAU SALAH, ITU TAK MUSTAHAK, JANJI MENANG DULU.

    HE IS NOT THE FIRST, AND HE IS NOT THE LAST EITHER.

    THIS COVID-19 WILL BRING OUT THE BEST AND WORST OF POLITICIANS INCLUDING THEIR CITIZENS CUM TAXPAYERS.

    WHY SO PERASAAN?

    WHEN COMES TO OUR VOTING TIME, WE TOO CAN SEE THE BEST AND WORST OF POLITICIANS INCLUDING THEIR PENGUNDI AT FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS TOO.

    NUMBERS DONT CHEAT, BUT HUMAN CHEATS.

    HENCE PANDAI2 MEREKA YANG MENGELARKAN DIRI MEREKA SEBAGAI PERJUANG DAN PENDEKAR.

  161. mubarakchan Apr 16,2020 8:47 AM

    Tun

    1. The old Hainanese woman HBT (Hock Beng Teoh was Hainanese. His boss also) stop tail-gating my comments. If you have no original ideas, go back to your Hainan Island, the Imperial Penal Colony and suck eggs.

    2. Old Hainanese woman HBT you have not apologised to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for calling him ” OLD SHIT ” in these columns in December 2019. You are a coarse and vulgar old Hainanese woman.

    3. A famous ditty known by the Han Chinese the World over.

    ” OUT OF 10 HAINANESE, 9 ARE CRAZY. THE ONE WHO IS NOT CRAZY, IS MAD ”

    The Hainanese are Lao from the highlands of Yunnan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao. The physical features are the flat forehead, sunken nose bridge, and sometimes of dark complexion.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  162. mubarakchan Apr 16,2020 8:15 AM

    Tun

    What is POWER ? We have heard so much about POWER that one wonders what POWER is. It is best illustrated by the following 4 examples, thus :-

    1. A person has the POWER but only used it sparingly and judiciously for effectiveness’ sake.

    2. A person has the POWER but never used it. Example. I had a peep into the drawer full of income tax evasion reports which were never used. The Minister was honest and effective. The recalcitrant paid up promptly. For the curious, I have known 5 Ministers of Finance- 1957-2003.

    3. A person has the POWER like President Trump who used it to threaten or used it at every opportunity. Finally, his use of POWER on the COVID 19 virus may bring down his Presidency in 2020 – a typical case of abuse and ineffective use of POWER without understanding what is POWER.

    4. A person who already has the POWER but wanted more POWER. This created an opportunity for others to move in and grabbed his POWER and threw the whole lot out. Guess who ? These fellows called themselves meritocratic chinamen – the only in the World not even in today’s Singapore !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  163. HBT456 Apr 16,2020 7:52 AM

    mubarakchan Apr 15,2020 11:51 PM

    Tun

    It is indeed refreshing to note that China’s CGTN has recognised Malaysia’s Director General of the Ministry of Health as one of the top doctors of the World in dealing with the COVID 19 virus. It is good, very good to add a Malay elite to the list !

    GIVE CREDIT WHEN CREDIT IS DUE.

    In tiny Singapore, where it is claimed to have more IQ per kilometre than anywhere in the World and launched a meticulous campaign very early on to crush the unseen enemy COVID 19 virus, spearheaded by her 50 paper generals but no doctors, the infected cases for the past 3 days were, thus

    Sunday – 384 infected . Monday – 338 infected. Tuesday – 447 infected.

    This is self-explanatory. Someone forgot about the mass of FTs in the dormitories.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Hmm ! It’s the mind-set again ?

    YOU NEED TO ASK THE MINISTRY OF HR, YB DS SARAVANAN FROM MIC WHO CHAMPIONED THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS FOR MARGINALIZED INDIANS AS MINISTER TO CUSHION SUCH OUTBREAK, MUBARAKCHAN.

    AS FOR COMMON LAW, YOU NEED TO ASK KEPALA BAR COUNCIL, KAN SAMA2 OLANG INDIA WALAUPUN AGAMA MEREKA TAK SAMA.

    HENCE, DONT TRY TO ACT AS IF YOU KNOW EVERYTHING MUBARAKCHAN BY MAKING YOURSELF A POLITICAL PARIAH DUE TO CASH IS KING MENTALITY, AND I DO HOPE THE TRADITION AND CULTURE OF INDIA CAN BE PRESERVED AND SHARED AMONG US AS MALAYSIANS MINUS POLITICAL HATRED.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAMAK AND BANANA RESTAURANTS ARE MAMAK RESTAURANTS ARE OWNED BY MUSLIM INDIANS AND BANANA LEAF RESTAURANTS ARE OWNED BY HINDU INDIANS THOUGH BOTH RESTAURANTS CAN HIRE INDIANS OF MUSLIM AND HINDU.

    THAT’S WHY I SAID, SOUND LIKE HIM, BUT NOT HIM?

    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND TAIWAN IS NOT HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND TOO AS KELING GUAI SINCE PART OF INDIA HINDU STATES ARE ALREADY DECLARED AS MOSLEM INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES.

    KITA PUN ADA PERIBAHASA UNTUK KINSHIP IAITU AIR DICINCANG IA TAK AKAN PUTUS, IN OTHER WORDS, IT MEANS NATURAL LAW.

    IF YOU WANT TO MAKE DRAMA OR MOVIES FOR SUCH PERIBAHASA, YOU MAY DO SO.

    CRASH LANDING ON YOU, THE LOVE STORY BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN ELITES OF YEAR END 2019 DRAMA, PRODUCTION OF SOUTH KOREA IS RATED AS THE HIGHEST VIEWED KOREAN DRAMA IN THE WORLD AFTER PRESIDENT MOON TOOK OVER THE SOUTH KOREA.

    AFTER WATCHING THIS DRAMA, NORTH KOREA IN 2019 REMINDS ME OF GUANGZHOU PROVINCE IN THE LATE 80s.

    KOREA PUN ADA LENG JAI AND LENG LUI TOO, YOU KNOW.

  164. mubarakchan Apr 15,2020 11:26 PM

    Tun

    The recent suspension of aid to the WHO by President Trump is without justification based on facts.

    The WHO has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of the poor countries of the World. I remember the WHO was in Malaya in the 1950s giving polio shots and treatment for malaria, TB etc as well.

    The poor Leadership as shown by the US Administration to knuckle down the WHO was a surprise considering that the events concerning the COVID 19 virus move so quickly in these days of air travel.

    The United States only began to take measures in mid-March 2020 when her experts warned as early as November 2019.

    By early January 2020, the virus was already in Europe, Italy, Spain, Britain, Germany, France. And of course the porous borders of the United States.

    Surprisingly, Taiwan which is just a few miles from China has only 400 infected cases up to date. Forewarned in forearmed in any crisis, medical or otherwise.

    Not only that, the virus with an incubation period of 14 days and sometimes asymptomatic would have spread to at least 3-4 generations by the time a World wide pandemic is recognised. This is classic epidemiology known the whole world over in academic circles. Hence the big numbers of infection and deaths now revealed in the popular countries for Chinese tourists in the World.

    For the very first time President Trump is faced with an adversary, COVID 19 virus which may bring down his Presidency in 2020. He had based his Policies on Dollars and Cents and not on Principles of Humanity and Justice which was the hall mark of his predecessors Administrations or Pax America of the American liberals.

    It is unjust to blame the WHO when the virus had already reached the United States and Europe in early January 2020.

    President Trump admitted that the first death in the United States was on 19 January 2020. I reckon the United States, Europe and Britain were already infected in early January 2020 via air travel. Hence, the huge numbers of cases and deaths we see now arising from generations of infections beginning in early January 2020. No one can blame the WHO for mismanagement or neglect due to the swiftness and easy spread of the virus which only draconian measures can put it down as seen in all countries of the World.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Hopefully, after this pandemic, our beloved Malaysia begins with a clean balance sheet to face the brave and new World again in peace and harmony.

  165. HBT456 Apr 14,2020 9:21 AM

    What Sri Sense wrote is right, and thats no doubt.

    The Rakyat is MAD at TDM now because he only cares and focus on his WAWASAN, thats why many of them are okay with PM TS Myuhiddin Yassin.

    HENCE, YOU JUST SHUT UP AND TALK LESS, TWINPEAKS, SO THAT YOUR OPPONENTS WILL NOT USED THIS SENTIMENT TO GO AGAINST YOUR BERSATU.

  166. HBT456 Apr 14,2020 9:07 AM

    https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/04/14/health-experts-divided-over-covid-19-peak

    My grave concerns is low skilled foreign workers who are currently under employemnt contract.

    I guess these tukang nasib can predict what they want, but, who should pay for these cost of testing for this golongan?

    If you ask me, the government must bear the cost to test, treat, isolate and quarantine including local, foreigners, isolate and quarantine those who are tested positive while the employers must fullfill their employment contracts by paying out fixed and monthly salary.

    History repeats itself?

    I doubt so since we are dealing with an invisible virus that is highly contaigious.

  167. twinpeaks Apr 13,2020 8:35 PM

    On government’s latest tweet.

    Just received a text message on govt’s intention to control prices of essential goods. I thought that is a good indication that the country is doing well on the customer side. There are people still buying despite the lock down, and may that continue. Inflation is a good thing but not hyper-inflation. The opposite is deflation, and this is no good as it means that there is no demand for goods and services, which can quickly lead to downsizing and massive loss of income from unemployment, and consequently spiral down to even lesser demand.

    So, whatever that keeps up the demand in difficult time from customers must continue, and the government can keep this up by keep giving whatever financial assistance to the public, and banks can assist businesses to keep the cash flow going strong.

  168. HBT456 Apr 12,2020 7:28 AM

    I SURE HOPE MUBARAKCHAN TOO BE MENTALLLY PREPARED THAT USA PRESIDENT CANT HELP YOU IN THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

    IT WONT BE A SUPRISE AT ALL WHEN REP. MDT WILL JUST LET THIS PANDEMIC BUBBLE BURST BY THREATENING, SANCTION, SUE HERE AND THERE HOPING TO WIN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

    HENCE, IT WOULD BE MUCH SAFER TO NOT TIRU USA 100%.

  169. HBT456 Apr 12,2020 7:16 AM

    I DO NOT WANT TO TAKE SIDE BETWEEN CHINA AND USA.

    HENCE DONT FORCE VOTERS TO TAKE SIDE SINCE VOTING IS PERSONALLY ATTACHED TO EACH VOTERS.

    FOR THOSE MP WHO SPREAD FAKE NEWS, WILL THEY GET AWAY TOO THIS TIME?

  170. HBT456 Apr 12,2020 7:08 AM

    mubarakchan Apr 11,2020 10:42 AM

    Tun

    Yesterday, at his daily briefing on the COVID 19 virus, President Trump said something significant, thus

    ” I expect the World’s oil industry to lay-off workers from now. ”

    It is noteworthy that the biggest producer of oil mentioned this as his vision of the huge surplus so created by the loss of demand by the countries which are all affected by the pandemic. Analysts have commented that even with a cut of 12 million barrels a day will not boost the price of petroleum much more.

    Many of our entrepreneurs are involved in the O & G industry which has been in trouble since 2018. This industry together with the construction industry are now in the doldrums.

    It pays for the Federal Government to treat this present downturn of the economy as something entirely different from past crises which were all with a V shaped rebound. This pandemic has caused the present recovery to be crater shaped of long duration with all countries affected. Some pundits have described this as the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression of 1931.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    WHEN REP. MDT DRUMS OUT CHINESE VIRUS, THE DEM DRUMPS OUT XENOPHOBIA, BIGOTORY AND RACISM OF HIS KEMPEN.

    WHEN REP. MDT CHANGED HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BY THREATENING TO CUT FUNDING TO WHO HOPING AMERICANS TO VOTE HIM AGAIN.

    MANA MYR 2.6 BILLION, IAITU USD700 MILLION, AKHIRNYA, BARISAN NASIONAL KALAH TERUK.

    THIS IS MALAYSIA, THIS IS NOT USA, MUBARAKCHAN.

  171. mubarakchan Apr 11,2020 10:42 AM

    Tun

    Yesterday, at his daily briefing on the COVID 19 virus, President Trump said something significant, thus

    ” I expect the World’s oil industry to lay-off workers from now. ”

    It is noteworthy that the biggest producer of oil mentioned this as his vision of the huge surplus so created by the loss of demand by the countries which are all affected by the pandemic. Analysts have commented that even with a cut of 12 million barrels a day will not boost the price of petroleum much more.

    Many of our entrepreneurs are involved in the O & G industry which has been in trouble since 2018. This industry together with the construction industry are now in the doldrums.

    It pays for the Federal Government to treat this present downturn of the economy as something entirely different from past crises which were all with a V shaped rebound. This pandemic has caused the present recovery to be crater shaped of long duration with all countries affected. Some pundits have described this as the Greatest Recession since the Great Depression of 1931.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  172. twinpeaks Apr 10,2020 10:18 AM

    On future Malaysian economy.

    I am relieved to hear these words coming from a prominent Malaysian politician. Tun a few days ago mentioned the need for more people to get involved in the transportation business. What he meant is not the huge logistics infrastructure, but rather the small delivery scooters and vans.

    This is the sort of thing that is lacking in Malaysian towns and cities. It should be extended to cover the entire nation. Delivery is a crucial aspect to a business, especially for cottage (home-based) industry. And shared transportation is the only way for small businesses to even begin.

    But I must add that Tun is just beginning to touch the top 1% of the iceberg to small business success. The country must emulate the success formula of developed countries is it wants to become a developed country itself. Success in economics is actually not dependent on big business. It is the small business that eventually grows into big business. That’s the key. There is NO short cut. Every country must start with its small business. But Malaysia began industrialization at the wrong end. We began with absolute focus on building big corporations with tons of money poured into them, and gigantic infrastructures to go with them. But the result has been dismal, considering the hundreds of billions already sunk in.

    The reason is very basic. It is not possible to achieve success overnight. A large corporation needs to employ loads of managers and workers who themselves are trained to run the business from scratch and yet expected to perform miracles with in a short span of time. This does not work for a couple reasons. First, they didn’t start the business, hence had no personal interest in making it a success. Second, it takes trial and error to find the right ingredients to make a business enterprise successful. Lacking these two, large corporations that suddenly appear from no where are bound to fail, sooner or later.

    To cut the story short, this is what the government must do from now on. Encourage people to think about starting their own business rather than working for others. Encourage like-minded people to get together and establish small trade associations at the lowest (village and town) level, for their respective specialization (eg. photography or film-making, carpentry, et cetera). Build small-trade specific infrastructures like free Wi-Fi facility every where in Malaysia (even in the remote areas where there could be a struggling but very talented artist living). Provide free skill-specific courses in all kinds of fields (including how to make a car engine, for instance) open to anyone with interest in them (no academic qualification requirement).

    The small business is the foundation of big business. It is the right way to go.

  173. mubarakchan Apr 10,2020 6:31 AM

    Tun

    Here are some headlines which will put us fully awake this morning, thus

    1. ” OPEC – RUSSIA DEAL CUTS OIL PRODUCTION BY 10 MILLION BARRELS A DAY. PRICES FALL AS TRADERS FEAR REDUCTIONS WILL FAIL TO OFFSET BIGGEST DEMAND COLLAPSE IN HISTORY.”

    2. ” US WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS MOUNT BY ANOTHER 6.6 MILLION. LATEST FIGURE TAKES CUMULATIVE TOTAL TO ALMOST 17 MILLION SINCE MARCH LOCK-CLOSURES BEGAN.” 17 million is the size of a small country.

    Stark headlines seem to come together daily. These constitute warnings of the dire state of the United States economy to come in a matter of a few months which will translate a drop in demand for Malaysian goods from the United States within a year or earlier. With the drop in demand from the United States, it is to be expected that demand for Malaysian goods from the rest of the World will be reduced accordingly because they too sell to the United States.

    Concomitant with the reduction of demand by United States consumers for Malaysian goods, the price of petroleum per barrel is expected to be affected by the biggest demand collapse in history.

    Both these events are expected to happen within the next few months.

    It was good news that the Federal Government through PETRONAS is going to sell bonds to raise fund to mitigate any future financial requirements. I still believe our friends China and Japan should be able to help Malaysia if given time to do so. With Governments, a normal protocol takes at least 6 months. All countries in the World are raising money. Our beloved Malaysia is no exception. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Netizens are still making fun of the thoughtless remarks from the 7 football teams of 77 ministers + 1 Minister of Middle East like ‘drink warm water to kill the virus’ or ‘Tik Tok – whatever this is’ or ‘ teams will be sent to look for the virus in the monsoon drains’ or ‘only wear lipstick at home’ or ‘MAS uniforms are too tight since 1972’ or a RM 13 million titanium cycle to win the gold medaro at the Tokyo Olympics. etc,

    Coincidentally, our condoms and beer factories are closing. Am I reading too much into these unexpected events ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We now live in a World beyond our control but can only prepare huge safeguards for the unexpected events to come in the joint interests of our 31 million Rakyat.

  174. mubarakchan Apr 9,2020 11:04 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS on his comment, ‘ Debt Collection Freeze ‘.

    Finally, the Federal Government has to review the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and bring it up to date like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia because the BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE TO SAVE ALL NOW MIRED IN THE DEPRESSED MALAYSIAN ECONOMY. Otherwise, no amount of money can save the people and their businesses. In this instance, the whole country and her population are involved.

    The last BN Minister of Law PMO misled the 200,000 young Malay bankrupts that the Bankruptcy Law would be up dated and revised in keeping with the Act in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia. This incompetent and inefficient Minister did nothing of the kind by attaching the new Act to the old and left the whole lot of bankrupts 600,000 incarcerated in the old Act forever like the 19th Century. A letter to The Star Editor 25 June 2018 alleged this BN Minister was under the influence of financial interests probably Chinese share-brokers to punish the bankrupts. This was personal, corruption and illegal and not in keeping with the status of a Minister of Law PMO.

    There were 4 Ministers of Law, 3 from BN and I from PH. They were all incompetent and inefficient considering the fact they were in office for 5 years, each year had 365 days of which they did absolutely nothing. One of them just look photogenic. Another would smile all the time. The third misled the bankrupts as alleged for Chinese share-brokers. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018

    The PH Minister of Law PMO was the worst of the lot. He parroted a few sentences from the apparently old Bankruptcy Act 1967 in April 2019 and did nothing for the bankrupts to give them a second chance like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia.

    Why did the Federal Government treat its Essential Laws Trustees Act 1949, Bankruptcy Act 1967 and the Companies Act 1965 so lightly ?

    Why lazy, incompetent and inefficient types were appointed to this most important job for the Government to serve its constituents fairly and safeguarding their rights ? It is a shame that since 1957, nothing was done to bring these 3 Essential Laws up to date like in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia. Why ?

    Now our beloved Malaysia faces the most dire situation since 1957.

    THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 NEED TO BE REVISED AND UP-DATED LIKE SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA AS IT IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE TO SAVE MALAYSIA’S ECONOMY AND ALL THE PEOPLE, 31 MILLION, INVOLVED IN IT.

    If the Bankruptcy Act 1967 is not up dated and revised like in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia, no individual or business, big and small, will survive this COVID 19 virus economic depression ever BECAUSE A FAIR AND JUST BANKRUPTCY LAW HAS BEEN PROVEN BY SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA TO SAVE BUSINESSES AND THE ECONOMY.

    A 6 months moratorium does not make the debts disappear but only worsen the whole economy. Without a properly revised Bankruptcy Act, no amount of money will save the businesses and economy which is not V shape but crater shaped.

    Hopefully, the Federal Government will look at realism squarely in the eye and do not shirk its duties and responsibilities of setting up the FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE WHICH IS THE REVISION OF THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 IN CONSONANCE WITH SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIS in giving the bankrupts a second chance by discharging them in 3 years and not incarcerate them forever as suggested by Chinese share-brokers.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  175. twinpeaks Apr 9,2020 2:51 PM

    On debt collection freeze.

    The debt collection freeze of six months since April 1 may not be long enough for most businesses and individuals, for obvious reasons. The global economy is certain to be in deep recession, even if China is already starting its own recovery soon. China is dependent on Western market, and the West will take months if not years to get back up to speed. That means trade-dependent Asian economies like Malaysia will have to tag along in the slow climb. This will take a long time. Businesses may not have sufficient cash flow even if the pandemic is over. It will be like starting from scratch. A long slow climb. It will not be a V-shape recovery but more of a long U-shape trajectory. That will affect almost every individuals and households in the country.

    A mechanism must be designed to deal with this corporate and individual cash flow problem soon, perhaps a court freeze on bankruptcy actions on defaulters. But with conditions, such that there is reasonable steps taken by businesses to get back up to speed and a good chance of that happening, and individuals to find new jobs to replace the ones they have lost during the lock downs.

    The Finance Minister should form a team specifically for this. Bankruptcies is not a good thing for the long-term health of the country’s economy. Especially if it not their fault.

  176. mubarakchan Apr 8,2020 11:47 PM

    Tun

    The raw truth has finally caught up with the World being the stark headline in the FT today, thus

    ” EUROZONES TWO BIGGEST ECONOMIES SINK INTO HISTORIC RECESSION. YEARS OF GROTH WIPED OUT IN MONTHS IN GERMANY AND FRANCE WITH FORECASTS FOR STEEPEST DECLINES.”

    These two European countries have always been the leading industrial lights of the EU World. For them to suffer a deep recession so soon at the beginning of COVID 19 virus pandemic does not augur well for the rest of the World.

    This is the strongest warning to our Federal Government to focus not only on the killing of the COVID 18 virus but also just as importantly, to raise a huge amount of funds to mitigate the socio-economic harm which has already befallen our population of 31 million.

    Money will have to be spent on rice stocks and other food stuffs because unforeseen shortages and price ramping may happen at anytime. Flour is in a similar situation. Shortages of foodstuffs and other essentials are bound to happen in a pandemic which affects all countries. The Government’s security to protect the foodstuffs is another issue to ponder.

    Malaysia should prove its worth in leading the countries of ASEAN out of this expected recession to come this 2020. There is no escape or running away the duties and responsibilities of good governance. This the burden to bear for the 7 football teams of 77 ministers plus 1 new minister of the Middle East.

    I am surprised at Singapore’s unwillingness to test all home bound Malaysians after making use of their services. This little thing is what the haughty Singaporeans never understand. The urge to win always by the Singaporeans.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Forewarned is forearmed.

  177. mubarakchan Apr 8,2020 4:11 PM

    Tun

    A good headline today, thus

    ” PETRONAS may sell bonds soon. ”

    And yesterday, thus

    ” Indonesia to sell 50 year bonds ”

    These two announcements are the way to go for both countries to raise funds to mitigate the socio-economic effects of the COVID 19 virus.

    The United States has already announced the Second Stimulus of US$ 1 Trillion in addition to the US$ 2 Trillion already approved by Congress.

    Singapore has also announced its Second Stimulus package. Her total Aid package has already drawn down S$ 21 Billion of her reserves.

    The ex-President of the ECB Jean-Claude Trichet had urged the EU to spend and spend.

    All countries recognised the severe socio-economic loss as caused by the COVID 19 virus and spare no efforts to ease the sufferings of their citizens. Be that as it may, the IMF has already commented on a World recession for 2020.

    Malaysia which depends on exports at good prices to survive, will naturally be affected by any downturn in trade. It is good if the Federal Government raises as much funds as possible to stave off this rainy day. The Leadership during 2004-2018 who did not save for this rainy day should hang their heads in shame. They wallowed in the good times with excesses and abuses of the financial system.

    TWIN PEAKS is correct in his comment on the fables and foibles of Malaysian politicians. As a result, there is hardly any money left in the Treasury’s coffers. I put it in another way by stressing the dire lack of Malay elite in our beloved Malaysia. We need thousands of Malay elite to jive with the non-Malay elite according to the revered CONSTITUTION to rule normally and progress rapidly.

    If Malaysia continues to have Governments which rule for short durations, not only there will be no continuation of experience but also the rectification of mistakes in a small country which is always short of talent. Corruption certainly took its toll on the elite as we could discern through the decades.

    All major countries safeguard the elite by nurturing them in the right institutions and positions in the government. It is impossible to govern without many elite. In these countries, it is quite easy to identify and locate the elite. But in our beloved Malaysia there are so many free-loaders, copy-cats, playboys, fakes, plagiarists and charlatans these days.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  178. twinpeaks Apr 8,2020 8:46 AM

    On indecisive politicians.

    The Covid-19 pandemic is absolutely avoidable if only politicians around the world had done what they are supposed to do. But alas, they are absolutely confused. This is perhaps all due to the weakness of the human mind. A total lack of objectivity. Democracy is clearly ill-suited to counter an undemocratic, ruthless enemy such as terrorists, or a virus. But it could be all down to a lack of communication skill of politicians. The lack of an ability to explain what they NEED to do. Only when it was already too late, they acted.

    If Malaysia had locked down much earlier, such as closing the borders to all flights from infected countries, not merely listening to what other governments were doing, and taking the lead from them, Malaysia could have saved it self, or at the very least, insulated itself whilst the pandemic raged outside its borders. But instead, politicians pandered to the whims of businesses and citizens, not to mention to racial sentiments. Not wanting to hurt the feeling of certain country(ies), the country’s politicians decided ONLY to follow the lead of other governments. This is what led the country to where it is now. Weakness of the mind and indecision.

    The worst is that country’s politicians ARE still acting this way. Avoiding as much necessary action as possible UNTIL it is too late. The governments past and present are were and are always behind the curve. Reactive and not proactive.

    Indecision and poor decision making leads to loss of life and a huge long-term cost to the country.

  179. mubarakchan Apr 8,2020 6:42 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT ON LEE KUAN YEW

    Unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who has a fine brain in which complicated problems enter and simple answers come out, Lee Kuan Yew’s brain performs differently. Complicated things become more complicated. For years, I could not understand the following whereby he could have the cake and eat it too, thus

    1. Lee Kuan Yew’s biggest mistake was not for Singapore to have a natural resource of her own. If he had considered all the options and with an independent mind in Singapore’s National Interest, he would have invested in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000. Since he was the blue eyed boy of the Uncle Sam who blessed him with those lush profitable trades of the Cold War 1948-1989, he could done what he wanted without much objection from Uncle Sam.

    GOLD would have given Singapore a huge leverage with the big boys.

    With 4,000 tons of GOLD Singapore by October 2008 would be the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in shining armour. Our beloved Malaysia would have been caught between a rock and a hard place.

    I consider this 4,000 GOLD investment by Singapore was Lee Kuan Yew’s biggest mistake. Unfortunately, this showed up his lack of mind-set unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and also his fondness for conventional beliefs, rules and regulations. His mind was in a strait jacket. This led Lee Kuan Yew into the World of the ordinary investor by exchanging real Singapore Dollar for the funny monopoly money signed by the gnomes of Zurich ! This act alone reveals the limits of Lee Kuan Yew’s brain.

    2. Lee Kuan Yew lack of understanding of the Malays brought his downfall. There has always been a strong swell of Nationalism amongst the Malays which he treated lightly. He could not read the traditional customs and courtesies of the Malays. He stereotyped them which was fatal for him. This added to the cost and the lack of goodwill. Because of this, my view has always been that if Lee Kuan Yew had considered leaving aside his self-promoted brilliance, brashness or whatever, not only Singapore but also Malaysia would benefit.

    3. With 4,000 tons of GOLD whether in Singapore or not, Singapore’s mighty army of 300,000 soldiers, F-35s and 50 paper generals have something worthwhile to guard. But without a valuable asset, what is there to guard ? A couple of Gurkha platoons would do !

    Hence, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s constant reminder on the importance of mind-sets and ideas. With him, ideas flowed naturally. The secret of his many successful achievements.

  180. mubarakchan Apr 8,2020 6:05 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON LEE KUAN YEW

    In June 2009, Lee Kuan Yew was so cock-sure that Malaysia would sign his wicked TPPA, the Malaysia/Malays Killer of 50 volumes because he had Obama in his pocket that he paid a 3 day visit to the hot and humid Ulus. His intention was clear. To exhort his digits, the spies, the treasonous Civil Servants, the swallows, the ducks, the MCA Leader in red mandarin silks, tycoons, fellow travellers, etc. So meticulous was he that he had tea out of fine English porcelain with the lady off Jalan Duta. On his way to the Airport, he paid a perfunctory visit to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. That was June 2009. He thought it was a certainty that our beloved Malaysia would be enslaved as the Liebensraum of Singapore forever to save Singaprer and his legacy for his inheritors. As the lightning never strikes the same place twice, his sneaky 1962 Water Agreement modus operandi did not materialise via the TPPA. The BN Government collapsed on 8 May 2018 whilst President Trump tore up the TPPA 2 January 2017. Still the Singaporeans pursued the TPPA in another form by dragging in China. This is another story.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

  181. mubarakchan Apr 7,2020 10:16 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON LEE KUAN YEW

    Some Malaysians have been looking up to Lee Kuan Yew with great admiration and respect for both his public and academic endeavours which I do not dispute. In fact, I say that he was honest and did not have sticky fingers and worked hard in the National Interest of Singapore. But the flaws in his character were that he always wanted to be the winner, not the loser – a typical lawyer trait ? Lawyers always told me that before they took up a case, they must make sure they win. Here is the incomplete list of Lee Kuan Yew’s Policies which harmed others, thus

    1. Singapore’s Policy on the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia was like the Dutch who paid the Red Indians US$24 for the whole of Manhattan Island. Non-negotiable and unflinching. Yet, some gullible Malaysian Prime Ministers in the 21st Century were prepared to have 4 eyes abang adek meetings and red hot relationships in private retreats with the folks from down South who treated them like the Red Indians of North America. Where was the sense of Justice ? Where were Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest ?

    2. Lee Kuan Yew’s 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 was the real killer for the future of Singapore in a small isle of only 2 million at the material time. In 2020, Singapore has about 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. What can anyone do with 900,000 male Chinese ?

    This cruel Policy brought about the following :-
    i) Sterilization ii) Divorce iii) Income Tax harassment. iv) Suicides v) Religious strife. vi) Emigration. vii) The young learnt not to marry for fear of a quickie divorce with the spouse getting 50% of the wealth.

    In 1982, Lee Kuan Yew sent a young tycoon to teach Singapore’s school children that it was good to be greedy. Vide SBT 1982.

    3. Lee Kuan Yew’s Policy to buy out Thaksin to stop the construction of the Isthmus of Kra Canal brought death and injuries to the innocent Thai men, women and children. 2 coup-de-tats followed the once democratic and tranquil Kingdom of Thailand.

    4. The final and desperate fling by Lee Kuan Yew with his 4 Initiatives to save and preserve Singapore and his Legacy for his inheritors being Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the Malaysia/Malays killer – the TPPA. The last initiative was cunning and a wicked attempt to enslave Malaysia as Singapore’s Liebensraum forever through a 50 volume agreement by buying up Malaysia’s civil servants etc. Vide. NSTP. Malaysia must sign the TPPA. January 2017.

    5. As Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts retreated back to fortress Singapore, the DAP was founded in 1966. A political party in any country is poised to assume POWER. For a long time the DAP was alleged to be Lee Kuan Yew’s Trojan Horse. Unfortunately, the generals of DAP failed him for losing POWER WHILST IN POWER. I wonder how these wunderkind will be received in Singapore by their peers.

    6. Many of Lee Kuan Yew’s policies were flawed when dealing with the human factor. Of course, the central Policy of Lee Kuan Yew was his Political System being Anti-Cambridge, godless, neo-communistic in political and socio-economic terms. His spiel of meritocracy based on the Ivy League and Oxbridge was to keep the hoi-polloi from attaining ultimate POWER. This Policy effectively locked out all Singaporeans apart from the handful which went to Christ’s College, Cambridge.

  182. twinpeaks Apr 7,2020 1:26 PM

    Malaysia and Singapore are like an apple and an orange.

    Never the twain shall meet,.. as poet Rudyard Kipling would say.

  183. mubarakchan Apr 6,2020 11:36 PM

    Tun

    FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    Where have you been all these years ?

    A person with a fine brain which is knowledgeable about Humanity and the Way of the World. Maybe I know the reason why. Until I visited Sabah many times 20 years ago, I did not know that Sabah especially the Kota Kinabalu area is one of the finest places to live in this turbulent World. In Peninsula Malaysia, in the 1960s there were many paradise-like places. Those nearest were in the old plantations, Port Dickson, Janda Baik and the Genting Pass precincts and of course Penang, Melaka, Kuantan, Trengannu and Kelantan. With progress, hardly any such places are left on the Peninsula. I believe Kota Kinabalu and parts of Sabah are still wonderful like Sarawak.

    Digressing, I now present my facts on the personalities of Lee Kuan Yew and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad whom I observed, no person has attempted before.

    1. Lee Kuan Yew’s father worked for Shell until his son became the Prime Minister. Thereafter, he represented the reputable watch dealers, BP De Silva. The family house at 38 Oxley Road is in a pleasant area a few yards from Orchard Road. Any person brought up during the Colonial Era would have no choice but to follow the education system as established. Through this system, Lee Kuan Yew ended up in Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge via Raffles College and the London School of Economics. He had always wanted to be tops according to my elder sister who was his contemporary at Raffles.

    His contemporaries at Raffles were Tun Abdul Razak, Tan Sri Taib Andak, Raja Tan Sri Mohar, Royal Professor Ungku Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, Tan Sri Hamdan, Goh Keng Swee, Lim Kim San, Barker. My relative Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too the most senior Adviser on Counter Insurgency to the Federal Government, was 2 years senior to Lee Kuan Yew. A fantastic group of Leaders who led our countries in peace and harmony until their retirement.

    Lee Kuan Yew entered Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge a non-collegiate establishment and the bottom-most college by the back-door. ( Fitzwilliam was set-op by the shrewd British as a loop-hole for indifferent members of the stiff-upper lipped British establishment who did not make the grade.) He had no compulsory Latin or Greek or did not take the University Open Examination for all candidates and he was over-age at 23 years. He managed to convince the Tutor of Fitzwilliam House to admit him. Thereafter, his future wife was admitted to Girton College, and his 2 brothers followed.

    For Lee Kuan Yew that was in 1946, competing in a small class of war weary veterans numbering not more than 50.

    Did Lee Kuan Yew have private tutors in Law from the unemployed English trained lawyers in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation for three and a half years ? No one is telling. That was how Lee Kuan Yew got his Double Star First in Law at Cambridge University. At Cambridge, an undergraduate interacted with his tutors all the time unlike the Inns of Court in London where there was no opportunity to sidle up to the lecturers or examiners.

    At the important professional Bar Finals examinations in London, his wife was placed 3rd out of 300 candidates. Lee Kuan Yew was out of the picture altogether in the Third Class list. Later my wife was placed 7th out of 700 candidates.

    Lee Kuan Yew returned to Singapore in 1951 and founded the PAP in 1955. His wife was one of the founders.

    By the 1960s, Lee & Lee was founded. With the dynamic activities of Singapore beginning in 1966, all legal firms had more than their fair share of work. By the end of the 1970s, a few legal firms in Singapore had as many as 100 lawyers. By 1972, it was alleged that the revenue of Lee & Lee reached S$ 2 Million. The firm at the material time had only 3 partners, Mrs Lee, Dennis Lee and another, Chan Kok Kuan, no relative of mine.

    Lee Kuan Yew fortunes rose and rose from 1962 to 1989. He was the right man in the right place. He could engage the Americans on the same terms because of his Cambridge educated legal skills and Singapore a key strategic location in South East Asia with far reaching tabs to East and West Asia. Apparently, he got what he wanted as my researches into this interesting part of his history now showed – Uncle Sam’s blessing for Singapore to do the esoteric trades of the Cold War 1948-1989. Apparently, the soft stuff was also included.

    In 1962, a key year for Lee Kuan Yew, there were

    1) the CIA conundrum;
    2) Dr Albert Winsemius, a Dutch UN economics expert was engaged by the Singapore Government as Adviser till 1984. Was this good doctor working for the CIA openly or covertly ? The later feet dragging behaviour of the Singapore Government seemed to say it was the latter.
    3) The Tunku despatched Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too to impress upon Lee Kuan Yew with Special Branch Commissioner Bogaars in attendance for 2 days that the Communists were looming large in Singapore. Operation Cold Store followed. C.C. Too told me Lee Kuan Yew at the material time did not know what to do.
    4) Singapore General Elections which put Lee Kuan Yew into POWER from 1962-2015 without the Communists.
    5) President Kennedy was in POWER and Lee Kuan Yew was in POWER as the Cold War increased in intensity. America needed all the help required to win. Did Lee Kuan Yew get his blessing from Uncle Sam to do the unmentionable trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 with the full knowledge of the British in Whitehall ? Did Lee Kuan Yew had a Plan B whilst he showed Plan A to the unsuspecting Malayans to form Malaysia in 1963 ? Would Lee Kuan Yew be so foolhardy to strike out on his own without Uncle Sam’s blessing in 1966 ?

    The Tunku said Lee Kuan Yew was quite happy after their last meeting. According to the http://www.citizenonline.com The Albatross Files. Lee Kuan Yew threatened the journalists not to photographed him smiling but crying before his TV broadcast.

    Fast trek to 2015, Lee Kuan Yew besides his success in turning Singapore from a sleepy tropical colonial port with a GDP 7% into one of the most modern cities of the World, could not think out of the box unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he dealt with human problems with a vision to the future.

    Lee Kuan Yew overlooked many breaches of propriety, conflict of interest, nepotism etc concerning legal cases, importation of pigs from 1997, the use of the State apparatus without his knowledge by his relatives from 2006 onwards when his relatives were sued for libel and slander etc in 2007.

    A. Lee Kuan Yew’s greatest mistake was not to be sovereign and independent in the National Interest by not investing in GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce up to 4,000 tons before the year 2000 with Singapore’s huge reserves which I reckon to be at least US$ 400 Billions from the trade riches of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    Suddenly, the Communists collapsed and Uncle Sam came up with his hegemonic spiel which back-fired on him today.” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights ” With this the BRICS grabbed all and Singapore was left out of the cold since 1990 from which she never recovered.

    Because Lee Kuan Yew could not think out of his mind-set which was still in the Cambridge of 1946-1950 mode, he followed with his conventional logic of his admiration for the gnomes of Zurich and the West. He descended from the Olympian heights of the GIC and MAS and invested big time on Wall Street from 2000. He did not know that banks are the worst affected in any financial crisis. He was mesmerised and flattered by the gnomes of Zurich on Citibank and UBS. The latter is practically owned by Singapore now.

    To compound his lack of understanding of the Americans and himself, Lee Kuan Yew went for the conventional which was to prop up Singapore’s GDP by conventional methods. By the collapse of Communism, he was already deeply involved with American thoughts and methods which brought his downfall and indirectly Singapore’s’.

    As part of his conventional Policy, he despatched Goh Chok Tong who claimed it was his idea, to recruit Indians as FTs to boost Singapore’s lack of human resources and GDP. By the late 20th Century, Lee Kuan Yew deployed his human and financial resources to invest in the world of the gnomes of Zurich and turned Singapore’s role into another ordinary investor in Wall Street.

    Singapore’s huge Cold War trades profits are now subjected to the whims and fancies of the gnomes of Zurich.

    But these two alternatives were not sufficient to boost the GDP. 2 casinos followed. By chance, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad openly announced in 2002 that he would resign in 2003.

    Happy Lee Kuan Yew went straight to his drawing board and came up with the Free Trade Scheme to enslave the Malaysians. This did not take off until after the Crash of October 2008 when Obama grabbed it as his own and called it the TPPA – the Malaysia and Malays Killer. By June 2009, Lee Kuan Yew was so cocksure of the success of the TPPA that he paid a visit to the hot and humid Ulus to exhort his spies, tycoons, satraps, treasonous Civil Servants, crypto-singaporeans etc to exhort these cohorts for Singapore via the TPPA to enslave Malaysia forever and Singapore’s sustainability and survival of his legacy for his inheritors.

    By 2020, ALL LEE KUAN YEW’S 4 INITIATIVES TO SAVE SINGAPORE AND HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS FAILED. To rub it in, Malaysia became one of four most important small countries of the World on 9 May 2018 being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    B. Lee Kuan Yew’s 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 was of his own concoction which even Hitler did not contemplate. If he had gone to Darwin’s Christ’s College instead of Fitzwilliam House, such a nonsensical Policy would not have happened. Now because of his flippant Policy with no basis, Singapore has a Chinese male population of 900,000 aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population.2011.

    C. Lee Kuan Yew’s life long obsession to do down Malaysia cost a lot to Singapore’s time, money and image.

    As it is now proven, he made the wrong move. A better move would have been a friendly and helpful attitude towards the Malaysians who should not be treated as stupid or fools. IT IS NOW CRYSTAL CLEAR WHO WAS STUPID EVEN IN ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS ! An ancient saying.’ There is always a higher mountain ‘

    D. Lee Kuan Yew’s attempt to buy off Thaksin to stop the construction of the Isthmus of Kra Canal was childish and self-destruct to save Singapore Harbour. Even if the Kra Canal is to be built today, it will take more than 10 years to complete during which time, Singapore could re-invent herself and benefit tremendously as regards its financial and engineering services, professional expertise, logistics, work-force etc. Now, the Singaporeans have nothing and suffer. See Lee Kuan Yew’s dogmatic stance on all things with his failed mind-set which could not see things in a four dimensional manner.

    E. At least over 40 Policy mistakes.

    There are many more examples of the failure of Lee Kuan Yew to think out of the box. The key failures caused Singapore to be forever dependent on others in a World which respects BIG MONEY, BIG COUNTRIES.

    Despite all the propaganda from the huge Ministry of Information in a tiny place, Lee Kuan Yew at the end of the day was just an ordinary person whose brilliance was mis-used by himself. Malaysia was the fatal attraction. Pity ! With GOLD, Singapore would be the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in shining armour.

    2. The character of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today exemplifies the time when he was a child and later a young student in the famous Sultan Hamid College, Alor Star, Kedah.

    The well-mannered behaviour and appearance, the discipline in his habits, the strong mind-set which he could only determined the extent from which he could conquer all and become the Prime Minister of our beloved Malaysia not once but twice.

    His parents provided the genes which put our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in good stead to make him an exceptional person in the eyes of his peers. This quality or virtue did not disappoint them. He delivered whether at famous Sultan Hamid College in Alor Star, the famed King Edward VII Medical College or in the open arena of public opinion, the Dewan Rakyat.

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was a self-made person who rose above all because of his proper genes, intellect, exceptional mind-set. His medical training and later in general practice sharpened his memory and also to see events in 4 dimensions. Whatever it was, the accumulative experiences accrued in an exceptional mind produced the desired results for the Tun.

    His one great asset was his recognition of the exceptional qualities of his long-standing friend, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin. That one friend was enough.

    All the closest aides whom he engaged to manage the projects could not be trusted and walloped money big time. They blamed the Tun for their crookedness. One who used to carry the Samsonite for his boss in a small factory in Johor Baru in 1982, could collect a bank and Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Millions a piece about 10 years later.

    Tun Dr Mahathir’s 22 year Administration was full of significant achievements for the country WITHOUT AN ADVISER. The list was endless being Putrajaya, KLIA, PETRONAS Towers, Cyberjaya Formula 1 Circuit, N-S Highway and other highways, Langkawi, Tioman and Pangkor, higher institutions of learning, private hospitals, etc.

    There was not a single Policy which harmed others. This was the hallmark of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s enduring legacy.

    He was humble and never boasted about his achievements. When he retired in October 2003, the country’s total debt was only RM 350 Billion. On 9 May 2018, the country’s debt was over RM 1 Trillion with no projects to show for this huge debt. The United Nations, the World Bank and the IMF reported that between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion flowed out overseas to benefit other host countries.

    The greatest hall-mark of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s stewardships was Malaysia’s Sovereignty and National Interest was never breached once.

    Unlike between 2004-2018, rocks, sand, rails, KTM landed assets, listed companies, HSR, ECRL, low-hanging fruits, avenues, 4th Floor Boys, the UMNO NSTP chair, Sime Darby contracts etc were all available for the taking without exception.

    With exceptional intellect coupled with worthy achievements, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is entirely a better person than Lee Kuan Yew.

    The former believed in the broad strokes to form the complete picture.

    The latter being legalistic minded was focussed on the fine details like dotting the ‘i’ and crossing the ‘t’ to catch the unwary and gullible Malaysians who believed they were abang-adek with Lee Kuan Yew through 4 eyes meetings and hot relationships in private retrests. Therefore from the one single page 1962 Water Agreement by the 2016, the TPPA Malaysia and Malays Killer Agreement grew to 50 volumes to make sure Malaysia becomes an economic slave of Singapore forever.

    There lies the difference between 2 exceptional Prime Ministers. As history is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth, one Prime Minister will be remembered forever for his kind deeds whilst the other will lose his self created lustre in time.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  184. twinpeaks Apr 6,2020 9:42 AM

    On socialism and meritocracy.

    These two words are oxymoron. Proven in the Fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 (socialism) and closer to home the sudden change in Malaysia’s PH government in 2020 (meritocracy).

    I complete agree with the false perceptions of GLCs as any good for socialism (in truth such privilege almost always benefit the elite more than anything) or meritocracy as good for the best in the land (in truth such set up only benefits a handful). On the other hand, there is the falsity of capitalism as good for the society (in truth it benefits the most capable and hardworking).

    But the ultimate point is that it is not what actually transpires from these concepts that matter. It is PERCEPTION. Bad experience is easily forgotten. But LOGIC is very persistent. And I believe a lot (majority) of people are ignorant enough to let the latter rule their choice.

    Who can ever forget the kleptocracy episode in Malaysia. The answer is almost everyone has, except a few dwindling ones. It does seem people have short memory. Bad experience is easily forgotten. Maybe they have forgiven the bad experience in favor of moving on and sticking to logic. The persistent logic.

    In Malaysia, GLCs are integral to Malaysia’s way of life. In Singapore, meritocracy is equally to its way of life. Both are nonsensical, but they persist nevertheless.

    Not much one can do about false perception by the majority in a democracy.

  185. mubarakchan Apr 6,2020 3:19 AM

    Tun

    Through your distinguished Blog I have described the genesis of Lee Kuan Yew’s GLCs more than 10 times. With your kind permission, I like to repeat the same comment again for the edification of all. This knowledge about the GLCs is important especially for Malaysians,

    When Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1966, Singapore was only a sleepy colonial tropical port. There was no industry of any kind. Lee Kuan Yew’s special Cold War arrangement on World wide esoteric trades with Uncle Sam 1959-1989 was unknown. But the Singapore Government engaged a UN economics expert Dr Albert Winsemius in 1962 about the time when Lee Kuan Yew joined hands with Uncle Sam.

    Dr Winsemius recommended the establishment of the Jurong Industrial Park to provide employment for the work force in 1967. By 1968, the JIP was up and running. The only Singaporeans with money then were the traders who were encouraged to invest. They invesied in Singapore Textiles, Starlite Ceramics, Fair Lady Wigs, Regent Wigs, Eupoc, Far East Levingston, Eupoc etc.

    By 1972, most of them failed because Singapore was a small market which could not support industries. From 1972 onwards, Lee Kuan Yew was forced to include the Government’s monopolies like SIA, NOL, Keppel, Sembawang, Asian Dollar, Bedok reclamation, Chartered Industries, Changi etc into the realm of business owned and controlled by the Singapore Government.

    By the early 1980s, being monopolies all were profitable with Lee Kuan Yew’s propaganda horn blowing ever so loudly. The fact was all these were under his direct control in a tiny place. No one dared not to toe the line. There was one corruption case with the HDB Minister who soon committed suicide. In tiny Singapore, no one could forget this.

    In the early 1980s, with the apparent success of these Government owned businesses, Lee Kuan Yew coined the term Government Linked Companies. This propaganda caught the eyes of Deng Xiao Peng who was looking for an answer to climb down from the high Communist business horse down to capitalism.

    Deng Xiao Peng thought he had found the perfect answer to his China problem – Lee Kuan Yew’s GLCs. Little did Deng realise that in the vastness of China, it is impossible to control the digits handling huge amounts of money away from the Boss’s eyes unlike in tiny Lee Kuan Yew authoritarian Singapore. Deng learnt to his cost. Now, 100 Chinese are on the run from China.

    Russia similarly adopted Lee Kuan Yew’s GLC with the thought that the GLC formula was perfect for a mid-way transition from Communism to capitalism as bragged by Lee Kuan Yew who was given a medal together with 3 other academicians by Putin in 2010. Russia produced the oligarchs with Lee Kuan Yew’s GLC and China the princelings.

    Both Russia and China quietly lost their enthusiasm for Lee Kuan Yew’s GLC after being hit with corruption and nepotism like in our beloved Malaysia.

    The political system of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore is Anti-Cambridge godless neo-communistic political and socio-economics system bolstered by fake meritocrats or apparatchiks supported by the West. This System was known by the West in the early 1970s which was called by the Western media as ‘benign authoritarianism’ or ‘ authoritarian capitalism’ or ‘Rich Cuba without the havanas but the bananas.’

    At that time only two prominent Indians opposed this System backed by the West. The Indian Nobel Prize winner, Amartya Sen and TJS George who published in 1872, ‘Singapore according to Lee Kuan Yew.’ Both criticised the use of authoritarian force by Lee Kuan Yew on an emerging country.

    Malaysia adoption of these GLCs came about from the left-overs of the Danaharta agency which was used to rehabilitate the bankrupt Malay owned companies from the crash of 1998.

    The person who suggested to the Government to name these ex-bankrupted companies was jobless at the material time. The gullible Government took up his suggestion which he turned these collection of failed companies into Khazanah. From here in 2005 to 2018, this smart alec had a gala time using Government money and guarantees to build his Khazanah Empire. He was smart. He ran off quickly when the Government changed hands on 9 May 2018. Year in and year out, he had beautiful advertisements on how many billions of ringgits Khazanah was making for the Government. Like the other GLC Sime Darby. Only a fool will lose money with Government’s money !

    How many Malaysians still remember Sime Darby to this day was the first GLC to go bankrupt at RM 1.2 Billion in 1996 and RM 2.10 Billion in 2010 with a Board packed full of 10 Tan Sris. PNB had to bail out Sime Darby twice. All the foreign investors ran off. The Management who were the culprits, were never charged or sent to jail. IF Sime Darby had been properly managed, its price today should be RM 20 per share and not RM 2 per share.

    On Meritocracy in Singapore as mentioned by TWIN PEAKS.

    This is a fallacy as propagandised by Lee Kuan Yew – a form of brain washing of the nubile Malaysian minds. I never succumb to such nonsense. I beat them all. His brothers were just average persons. Nothing brilliant about them. Here is a true story on meritocracy in Singapore.

    About 2010, one hot Saturday evening, a naked ex-Singaporean Cambridge Scholar and her equally naked Caucasian boy friend pranced around Holland Village to the horror of the bystanders. She later explained that she was bored with her job in Singapore. The Singapore Government was flabbergasted and took no action.

    When Lee Kuan Yew discovered that Christ’s College, Cambridge was the best, he reserved a place for Singapore’s top scholars annually since 1972 to the detriment of the Malaysian scholars. Since then, I could only discern 3 Ministers from Christ’s who could be judged. I leave this to the discretion of TWIN PEAKS. From 1972-2020, I found no brilliant Singaporean scholars from Christ’s. Lee Kuan Yew went into the bottom-most college Fitzwilliam House by the back-door like the Singaporean scholars who all parachuted into Christ’s since 1972 !

    TWIN PEAKS HERE ARE THE FACTS CONCERNING THE MERITOCRACY IN SINGAPORE.

    In 2013, one Minister said that applicants seeking promotions or jobs from then onwards, not only their academic achievements would be considered but also other talents because those ivory tower fellows could not come down to earth and mix with the hoi-polloi. By 2013, not only Lee Kuan Yew was fading but there was an urgency to broaden the talent base in Singapore. Just 2 years ago, two Ministers came up with the same Policy that from then onwards applicants for jobs and promotions will not only be considered on the academic achievements but also on their other talents.

    TWIN PEAKS THESE SINGAPOREAN MINISTERS PUT THE NAIL TO THE MERITOCRACY COFFIN ONCE AND FOR ALL. Only DAP Malaysians still believe the rule of Meritocracy in Singapore. For your information, MERITOCRACY DOES NOT EXIST IN SINGAPORE ANY MORE AS PROVEN BY HER OWN MINISTERS !

    I have never heard of GLCs are good for SOCIALISM.

    GLCs propagate corruption and nepotism. Only 18 months ago, GLC managers were paid from RM 100 Million per year down to RM 2 Million a year excluding expenses for 19 hole golf in Perth, Yunnan etc, fine dining, luxury cars and first class travel, private schools for the kids and all other expenses paid. A good golf set can cost upwards of RM 100,000 ! The whole lot of GLC managers were not entrepreneurs but cronies.

    One of them made Sime Darby the biggest plantation in the World for no good reason. Within 2 years, the plantations were taken from Sime Darby on another corporate exercise. What a farce ! Foreign investors are not happy at such self-indulgent antics by those in POWER.

    How could the PH with the DAP practise MERITOCRACY when they were so exclusive ? They paid the price of being exclusive and insouciant like Lee Kuan Yew.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  186. twinpeaks Apr 5,2020 7:21 PM

    Correction:

    In Malaysia, we already tried the meritocracy pathway, and it lasted exactly 22 months, from May 2018 to early last month.

  187. twinpeaks Apr 5,2020 7:04 PM

    On Malaysia’s GLCs et cetera.

    Malaysia’s state-controlled GLCs are just an extension of the federal and state civil service. They are pseudo-enterprises that are inherently non-profit making but designed merely to squeeze free money from the taxpayers, especially when commodities like palm oil, oil and gas enjoy stratospheric prices. This is a well-known socialism aspect of newly-independent countries, especially with a majority that needs looking after from cradle to grave, so to speak. It cannot be abolished easily as it is part and parcel of the constitutional arrangement of the country.

    One thought here is that across the causeway, Singapore is a meritocratic society because it is possible to practice the system naturally. In Malaysia, we already tried the meritocracy pathway, and it lasted exactly 18 months, from May 2018 to early last month. Malaysia’s most sustainable political system is what it has practiced since independence, a race-based coalition government with the Majority Bumiputera in control. This is the only sustainable system for the country. I am not saying that a Singapore-style democracy is not possible, but it will take a drastic change in communal attitudes and capabilities. For the foreseeable future (50 years maybe), I don’t see this happening. Meritocracy is simply not acceptable to the majority of voters at the moment. And that means doing away with state enterprises or GLCs.

    The country certainly will come to crossroad once commodities no longer play a major role in world economy, especially hydrocarbon. Transportation private and public will soon be environmentally-friendly (i.e. no petrol), and this will lead to declining state revenue for Malaysia. The Middle East is already searching for alternative industries now, including Saudi Arabia. It really doesn’t matter even if you still have 200 billion barrels of oil reserves under the soil. For Malaysia, there is only less than 10 billion barrels of reserves left, if I am not mistaken. That can only last for a good few years left.

    Like I said before, the country needs to raise individual productivity through personal skill-building, and build infrastructures that can be useful for start-ups and not mega-projects. Furthermore, ordinary people need to start saving up so that there is money to finance start-up businesses, whether for themselves or for others. This is the only sustainable way forward for a medium-size economy like Malaysia.

    But I doubt this has even started. The greater emphasis is still on mega-projects and foreign investments. Little in the way of small business.

    I am for small business.

  188. mubarakchan Apr 5,2020 11:22 AM

    Tun

    I do not understand why most Malaysians shy away from financial statistics concerning the State. Yet they want more and more without understanding how the wherewithal came about. I believe all citizens should be at least knowledgeable on the basic rudiments of the economics of a country, its fiscal and monetary systems at least.

    Years ago when I was on a panel in the EPF, I asked a University of Malaya female graduate in economics which university was just across the road what was the EPF ?. She could not give me an answer ..

    And now we see the EPF permitting outside trustees to manage part of their portfolio !

    Without the knowledge of the basics of dealing with money, the country’s debt ran up from RM 350 Billion as at 2003 to over RM 1 Trillion as at 2018.

    There is no excuse for this huge debt between 2004-2018 because there were no gigantic infra-structural projects during this 14 years period 2004-2018. Unlike under the 22 year Administration of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who built the Putrajaya, KLIA, Formula 1 Track, N-S Highway, PETRONAS Towers, Cyberjaya, Langkawi, and many others. The debt Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad incurred was only RM 350 Billion. And during this period, there was a Crash of 1997 too.

    But between 2004-2018, Malaysia incurred a debt of over RM 1 Trillion. The UN, the IMF, the World Bank reported that over RM 1.5 Trillion flowed out overseas from Malaysia.

    During this period, 2004-2018, there were no earth shattering projects undertaken by the Federal Government anywhere in the Kingdom. In fact, there were a couple of spikes in the price of petroleum per barrel.

    The devil in the wood-pile must be the debt incurred by the Lee Kuan Yew inspired GLCs which did not appear on the scene until after 2004 when one smart alec suggested that what is good for Singapore is good for Malaysia. Thereafter, following an ancient dictum, this smart alec built himself an empire, the Khazanah Empire, with the Rakyat’s money. From hereon, there was no looking back for all on this Khazanah gravy train. All deals were in the billions of ringgits with the usual Federal Government guarantees or money which the Government borrowed.

    The cheek of this Khazanah caper was those responsible called it a SOVEREIGN FUND. There are only 3 real Sovereign Funds in the World being The first in 1972, Canada, Norway and Kuwait.

    To-day under the deleterious effects of the COVID 19 virus, one can only assume that all the Khazanah GLCs are in trouble because they are all managed by amateurs. The banks which financed the GLCs are also in trouble. All will be looking towards the Government to bail them out with their Government guarantees in hand.

    For the Federal Government, who to save ? The GLCs or the private sector entrepreneurs who were all in business because of Government Policy ?

    If no one in the Federal Government has a headache to resolve the moribund Malaysian economy, I am certainly surprised.

    As I see it, not only has the Government obliged to bail out the GLCs but also the Private Sector as well. That’s not the end. Where to find the right managers to manage businesses ? Will the Government trusts the new unknowns to handle money. For all we know these fellows may be free-loaders, fakes, copy-cats, play-boys, green-horns, plagiarists or charlatans which Malaysia now has a dime a dozen !

    The Lee Kuan Yew inspired corrupt and uncontrollable GLCs are the cause of all the financial problems we have in Malaysia today. These took out at least RM 500 Billions WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT BETWEEN 2004-2018.

    The GLCs will kill the Malaysian economy sooner rather than later.

    Only Lee Kuan Yew could control the GLCs which he created in tiny Singapore where a person’s secrets are just a whisper away. Russia and China found their GLCs corrupt to the core. 100 Chinese are wanted by the Chinese Government.

    The best is for the Federal Government to sell all the GLCs to the Private Sector.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The Devil in the wood-pile is the GLCs.

    Lee Kuan Yew created the GLCs after the failure of the Singaporean traders’ industrial investments in the Jurong Industrial Park 1968-1972. Lee Kuan Yew had no choice but to step in with the Singapore Government’s monopolies like SIA, NOL, Far East Levingston, Keppel, Asian Dollar, Changi etc to prop up the employment. Now, these GLCs also collapsed ! An ignorant Malaysian said, ‘ What is good for Singapore is good for Malaysia !’ Or ‘ GLCs are to protect Malay business and make money for the Rakyat. ” Western democracies forbid governments to do business because it is considered “COMMUNISTIC”.

  189. twinpeaks Apr 4,2020 4:08 PM

    On Malaysia.

    This is my personal opinion on Malaysia’s handling of its finances.

    Since the last financial crisis in 2008, commodities prices rose and the government grew the economy quickly via subsidies and enlarging the civil service. This created a multiplier effect (perhaps the intended result) that resulted in increases in imports and rising prices (inflation). Furthermore, the locals didn’t save enough and this resulted in low credit available for potential local businesses to start and expand. The low interest rate instead attracted a lot of foreign investments, thus the high economic growth until commodities started falling around several years later. The government was caught by this, but made up for it by increasing its foreign debt. Malaysia’s debt-GDP ratio worsened and the Ringgit began to fall as a result. Investments also flowed out.

    Investment in infrastructure and education to increase productivity instead is the only way to ensure the country is able to face an economic crisis in future. People in this country have very low savings and forever dependent on government assistance, let alone able to capitalize new start-ups, crucial to an economic recovery.

    Financial mismanagement is not a coincidence.

    But this is just my personal opinion.

  190. mubarakchan Apr 4,2020 8:49 AM

    Tun

    Here is another apocalyptic headline by the FT now owned by the Nikkei Asia Review, thus

    ” GLOBAL ECONOMY IN SHARP REVERSAL SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION ”

    We may remember the Great Depression came about in 1931 when the US President Hoover reduced credit instead of expanding credit in those tough times.

    Since Maynard Keynes, money has gushed forth with every down turn in the Western economy. We must see trillions of dollars will gush forth from the US Fed this time round.

    After the Crash of October 2008, the QE was US$ 3 Trillion. Days ago, Trump’s stimulus package was US$ 2 Trillion. A second stimulus is on its way. The Fed’s balance sheet is burgeoning at nearly US$ 6 Trillion. With such astronomical figures with every downturn these days, no one can foretell how this is going to affect the World’s economy and the prices of commodities to come. What is to become of manufactures and natural resources ? And the value of the US Dollar ? Or we just put down a decimal somewhere and move on ?

    Malaysian Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We never thought the interesting times never left us !

  191. mubarakchan Apr 4,2020 6:26 AM

    Tun

    An important headline came out of the United States this morning, thus

    ” PRESIDENT TRUMP URGED TO RECOMMEND EVERY AMERICAN STAY AT HOME.”

    This stark warning came from a group of United States epidemiologists led by Dr Fauzi, Director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. I reckon by tomorrow, Sunday, the whole of the United States will be in complete lock-down.

    The bad news could not have happened earlier. With the Americans out of work and businesses all locked-up, we can only surmise that World Recession is already with us.

    I hope the Federal Government and its leaders of 78 Ministers (one Minister for travel to the Middle East was added yesterday) are now prompted by major events overseas and not be distracted by irrelevant domestic issues like tight MAS uniforms or put on lip-stick at home, etc.

    As the Rakyat is entirely dependent on the wisdom and will of the Government as led by the Prime Minister, it is important that all its Policies if any stay ahead of the Curve in its battle to kill the COVID 19 virus or its ad hoc measures to give out small dollops of cash to the Rakyat. The former as the public has noted, has about 3,000 tabligh attendees still roaming around the country. Until this lot is tested, no one feels safe in this country in the future. And for the latter, I have commented many times that it is going to be difficult to save the economy and all its entrepreneurs if no action is taken now to raise a huge amount of funds from our friend China and Japan. The fact is most sectors of our economy were already in trouble before the COVID 19 virus struck in January 2020.

    The Federal Government has the responsibility and duty to protect not only all the entrepreneurs but also the Rakyat who earned a living in doing whatever tasks they have been doing.

    The onus for the survival of all the 31 million Malaysians rest squarely on the Leadership of the Federal Government. Hopefully, the 78 ministers are not mistaken to be free loaders, fakes, copy cats, play-boys, plagiarists and charlatans who are now given a chance to prove their worth.

    The first front line is the false Bankruptcy Act 1967 which was never properly and professionally revised by the 3 BN and 1 PH Minister of Law during their tenures.

    The worst was the PH Minister of Law who only parroted what was in the fake Bankruptcy Act when he could have won honours by doing a real revision like in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia which all give the bankrupt a second chance and discharge them in 3 years unlike Malaysia which touted her compassion and forgiveness, by incarcerating the bankrupts forever.

    There are over 600,000 bankrupts of which 200,000 are young Malays and 100,000 young non-Malays. The loss of productive and income to both the bankrupts and the country is unfair and unjust. It is a travesty of justice. This reflects badly on the legal professional body which in other countries stand proud and professional in the National Interest.

    It was alleged the BN Minister of Law was influenced by financial interest to punish the bankrupts. This is personal and cruel Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. A problem of great magnitude will soon come our Way if our country’s Leadership is not aware of what happens outside the borders of our beloved Malaysia.

  192. mubarakchan Apr 3,2020 11:47 PM

    Tun

    It must be explained that no two financial crashes are alike. And History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    In 1987, the Wall Street Crash was due to the ever increasing Fed base rate until the Dow collapsed. This did not affect Malaysia much as it was of short duration affecting the capital market.

    In 1997-1998, the ASEAN Tigers over-borrowed led by Thailand. The speculators took the opportunity to puncture the joy-ride based on loans.

    Malaysia now faces an entirely situation in which she is suffering from a Quadruple Whammy being political instability, lack of reserves, low commodity prices and the COVID 19 virus.

    All these factors did not queue up one after another in an orderly manner to affect us. But these factors came with no warning which resulted in a melee’ of events which had to be dealt not accordingly but together. A TYPE OF ROJAK CRISIS.

    As in the present COVID 19 virus crisis, it is impossible to deal with the health aspects first and then followed with the socio-economics. There is no such privilege available in public affairs nowadays because there is no certainty that the COVID 19 virus could be switched off like a light.

    In fact Dr Fauci, Head of the United States Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has said that the COVID 19 virus may pop up again during the coming winter.

    Not only that Malaysia[s construction and O & G industries have been ailing since 2017.

    When the PH won on 9 May 2018, it won a Pyrrhic Victory with no money in the Treasury coffers and a RM 1 Trillion debt created by PH predecessor. In 2003, the country’s debt was only RM 350 Billion !

    From 9 May 2018 to 2020, with low commodities prices, the Government revenues were nothing to shout about.

    Then from October 2019, sneaky fellows in the PH Government made their moves which were unwarranted in view of the poor international trade outlook and a struggling Malaysian economy due to RM 1 Trillion were siphoned off between 2002-2018. Vide. UN. World Bank, IMF Reports. These sneaky fellows never thought further than their noses their whole life long that anything could have happened with our beloved Malaysia’s wherewithal in a delicate position for the very first time since Merdeka 1957 because of the abuse and wanton excess between 2004-2018.

    Indeed, the failure of the general-ship of the DAP was magnified by the fact that these fellows lost POWER WHILST IN POWER at a time when the PH LEADERSHIP UNDER OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS NEEDED MOST.

    This stupid and brazen move by the sneaky fellows in the PH without knowledge or ignorant of the Malaysian Politics Play-Book, the revered CONSTITUTION, could only fail big time. They failed and now are as quiet as a mouse.

    With the stupid action by the sneaky fellows in the PH who did not know which end of the POWER they were holding, a new Political Crew bolstered by the Constitution and blessed by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong moved in and kicked the whole lot of these undeserving sneaky fellows out of POWER WHILST IN POWER !

    Therefore, our beloved Malaysia cannot wait for the COVID 19 virus to be killed. Then our dire socio-economic situation be dealt with because nearly all entrepreneurs with plcs have been in trouble since 2017 !

    Strangely, the high hopes I had for the PH Government turned out only to be a set of clean books in the Ministry of Finance. Seeing is believing.

    Time and tide wait for no man. TWIN PEAKS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  193. twinpeaks Apr 3,2020 10:30 PM

    On crisis response.

    The country now faces TWO crises. The first one is the pandemic. The second one is the economic/financial crisis.

    The government should let the first crisis be resolved first, before dipping into the second crisis.

    The worst thing one can do is trying to solve one crisis in the middle of another crisis. Focus.

  194. mubarakchan Apr 3,2020 10:00 PM

    Tun

    Two of the most respected countries in the World being Japan and Norway have their businesses affected by the COVID 19 virus. The following headlines explain, thus

    ” THIS WEEK-END UNIGLO WILL CLOSE 100 STORES IN TOKYO ”

    The number of manufacturing facilities which supply Uniglo in places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh will also have to close down because there will be no orders. The effect of such closures on a country’s economy will be far-reaching as regards employment and profitability which will affect the banks as well. The chain effect of such an event is deep and damaging to the economy. Uniglo is but one of the thousands of Japanese textile businesses in operation. Earlier, H + M, the huge Swedish clothing retailer was reported to be reducing their orders around the World. There is no doubt other international textile businesses will follow. The unemployment concerning the World textile trade will spike from now onwards.

    ” NORWAY UNEMPLOYMENT IS 14.7% OF HER TOTAL WORKFORCE ”

    This sort of figure can only hurt in a small country like Norway where the population is about 3 million. Norway’s investment agencies have been withdrawing from the World’s capital markets during the whole of 2019. Norway is a country known for paying the CEO of the World’s top investment fund only US$ 2 million. Unlike the rapacious Malaysians who were paid from RM 2 Million to RM 100 Million per year for doing now work and having no responsibilities but only adapt at polishing apples.

    If two of the most respected countries of the World being Japan and Norway are in trouble, what do we expect of the rest below them ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  195. twinpeaks Apr 3,2020 3:54 PM

    On global response to crises.

    The French (including Jean-Claude Trichet), Italians and Spaniards are spendthrift relative to the Germans, Dutch and British (especially the Scots!!). The former are ALSO less productive economically compared to the latter. It is not a surprise that the French, Italians and Spaniards are prone to say things like “money is given by god to spend. SO SPEND!!”. That’s because the money they want to spend comes from the Germans and Dutch. That’s why Britain does not want to have any more of this nonsense.

    The German Finance Minister agrees to give LOANS to the hard-hit French, Italians and Spaniards. Not FREE MONEY. That’s why the EU countries couldn’t agree on issuing a common corona-bond (wanted by the French, Italians and Spaniards) last week. Because the bond is free money, almost certain to be guaranteed by money-bags Germany and Netherlands.

    “No free lunch for you, Jose”, says the German to the Spaniard.

    P/S: The small shops in Madrid and Barcelona close for 5 hours. For lunch and a siesta (afternoon nap) after that. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Be glad that Malaysia is not Spain, Italy or France.

    And I like said, It is only a matter of time the EU collapses.

  196. mubarakchan Apr 3,2020 2:38 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS

    I have been commenting on the role of the Federal Government, the Prime Minister and the 77 ministers in relation to the dire straits of the economy which has befallen upon us because of the COVID 19 virus.

    Not only that, the O & G industry was already in trouble in 2019 when the price of petroleum per barrel fell. And the construction industry created their own problems through greed and corruption.

    These are two important industries of Malaysia which should always uphold our economy together with the financial, plantation and industrial sectors.

    As it is, all the business sectors are in trouble at the wrong time. The problems are either due to low commodity prices or chain-link effects arising from the US-China Trade War. Malaysia having an open economy is caught by many ways.

    Finally, the mis-management by the rulers 2004-2018 through wanton excesses or abuses of the Government’s revenues when the oil price spiked a couple of times, put paid to the lack of financial reserves of Malaysia today. Those folks did not believe in saving for the rainy day but believed in ‘Cash is King.’ Where the cash originated from was not explained ?

    With the above-mentioned facts in hand the Prime Minister of Malaysia today has no choice but to raise a huge amount of funds to ease the expected downturn of the economy. It is a Hobson’s Choice for the Prime Minister. Factors on the political aspects are now over-ruled by the urgency of the down-turn in the economy at hand. The Prime Minister has to act fast and quickly.

    As Jean-Claude Trichet, ex-President of the ECB said recently,’ You will now have to spend and spend.’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  197. twinpeaks Apr 3,2020 11:37 AM

    On Malaysia’s response to crises.

    It looks almost certain the country’s economy will dip into recession. BUT there is a proviso here. PROVIDED that the Malaysian government does NOT act. And good early actions (except in religious and racial matter) are what Malaysia’s governments are well-known for worldwide, through decades since independence. It could be because the incumbent Prime Minister is averse to losing in the coming general elections. This is peculiarly a Malaysian government trait. It seems that, even losing a Party President’s post is also considered a big NO. What is it… it brings a big shame too much to handle(?!) Losing is simply not part of the political culture in this country. That could be both a bad and a good thing.

    The bad thing is the country is always well-known for money politics. And a lost battle has no end even after the fight is done for.

    But the good thing is, the country is averse to public disapproval (.. never mind public disorder), and hopefully an economic recession.

    A bit like Singapore. That’s not a bad thing.

  198. mubarakchan Apr 3,2020 2:12 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY

    ” 10 MILLION UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN THE UNITED STATES IN TWO WEEKS.”

    This is not false but true. Very true. It is from Bloomberg News.

    If this headline does not wake up the Federal Government with its 7 football teams of 77 ministers, nothing will.

    The huge unemployment figures which came out of the United States today will reverberate around the World.

    All countries will go on the defensive with the appropriate planning with a view to the future. The United States being the country with the largest consumer base in the World will be buying much less goods from its traditional customers.

    The ultimate effect on our Malaysian economy will be damaging without much calculation. We are not only being overwhelmed by events from overseas But we are in a “follow thy neighbour” type of attitude which should not be so.

    The Government has to take the initiative with ideas, vision, creativity and innovation to ameliorate the financial sufferings and hardships to come for the Rakyat which are now undergoing stress and strain.

    Tremendous amounts of funds should be made ready concomitant with proper planning and political will. Or else, all will be ineffective and lost. As I said before China and Japan are our friends who stand ready to help us.

    The Government must now prepare to head off expected or unexpected consequences like an adequate food supply, no disruption of essential medicines, and other supplies. With 77 ministers, this might take many hours to inform each and everyone.

    As yet, all problems are lumped into one single humongous council in this war against the COVID 19 virus. There is no doubt this mass of participants all look to the Chairman for guidance. And he can only do so much as humanly possible.

    No one in this Government has heard of strategic plans made by task forces for efficiency and effectiveness.

    The very important back-up on the socio-economics of the COVID 19 play is forgotten.

    Prevention is better than cure in this disparate country of ours in which we have been saying that unity in diversity had served us well.

    That was in normal times. Now before us, we can see disturbing events looming in other countries. Any logical person would take urgent and important steps to protect his assets or country if he is a Prime Minister.

    The Rakyat of Malaysia must now be made aware that we must be prepared to unite and work together to take on the unexpected tasks to come and to survive collectively in the process. No more. No less.

    The Federal Government with its 7 football teams of 77 ministers must take the lead and show the Way as the Rakyat has always depended on its leadership in safeguarding the socio-economics of all of us, the Rakyat.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

  199. mubarakchan Apr 3,2020 12:18 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY

    My humble apologies for leaving out the most misleading comment of all from my comment on the Malaysian Economy, thus

    ” OUR FISCAL POLICY IS SOLID. ”

    Solid as a rock like OCBC ? No way.

    The relevant authority strangely was not aware that the Malaysian economy has for many months been down on the rocks. It can only get worse. Therefore, how could any solid Fiscal Policy be applied to NOTHING or A NON-EXISTENT economy with no money to tax ?

    Also on the Khazanah’s collection of the Lee Kuan Yew inspired GLCs. the fact of the matter is that

    1) All the GLCs are in financial trouble. So, how could these help the economy in any way ?

    2) Before 2004, the Khazanah was established for a different purpose.

    From 2004 – 2018, the Khazanah became a fake Sovereign Fund which borrowed money to fund its activities. Those responsible copied Lee Kuan Yew’s creation the GLCs. There are only 4 Government GLCs in the World, Russia and China with communist regimes, Singapore with an authoritarian regime and Malaysia.

    The democratic Western countries do not permit their Governments to make money for the citizen which they consider as COMMUNISTIC.

    There are only 3 real Sovereign funds in the World, the first, Canada Heritage Fund, second Norway and third Kuwait. The Singapore fund was labelled Sovereign by the gnomes of Zurich via the Western media in the 1990s to flatter Lee Kuan Yew to entice him to invest heavily in Wall street. After the Crash of October 2008, Lee Kuan Yew lost US$ 108 Billions. His flatterers were not to be found anywhere.

    Malaysian leaders between 2004-2018 claimed what is good for Singapore is good for Malaysia. I wonder this time round how much Temasek or EPF lost on Wall Street playing with the gnomes of Zurich ?

  200. mubarakchan Apr 2,2020 11:00 PM

    Tun

    Do Malaysians realise that our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat are now in the middle of a war against the COVID 19 virus in which we must not only win but to survive and zoomed upwards for future successes ?

    Recent events revealed the utter lack of knowledge of the present dire situation and a vision for the future to come.

    We have been told that 1) we could kill the virus by drinking warm water, 2) the MAS stewardesses uniform since 1972 is too tight, 3) we should put on lip-stick and speak like Doraemon at home, 4) teams would be sent out to look for the COVID 18 virus in the sewerage drains, 5) an ennobled unqualified person is appointed the Public Health Adviser for the whole country 6) the Lee Kuan Yew inspired GLCs will help the economy.

    The little we know about these flawed ideas already showed that the billions of ringgits the Federal Government spent on scholarships have been wasted !

    These fellows are not the Malay elite which should be with us now in their thousands. Elites like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan. Those other fellows seemed to have been educated in Mars or free loaders, copy cats, play=boys, fakes, plagiarists and charlatans.

    That aside, our beloved Malaysia is now in the throes of a socio-economic World disruption created by a virus which no one had experienced before. Our country is on a MCO which will cost the Rakyat dearly not only in terms of financial sufferings but also the inability to be employed. The United States reported today that there are 6 million citizens unemployed. Malaysia please be forewarned.

    To kill the COVID 19 virus is the easy part.

    But to save our beloved Malaysia’s economy and her Rakyat equally will be difficult not only in monetary terms but also the question of timing. To this day, the Government has not made any move to prepare for this eventuality which must surely come very soon.

    The British Government will protect their companies and individuals by amending their Bankruptcy Act.

    In our beloved Malaysia, we have 4 Minister of Law, 3 BN and 1 PH who did nothing to ease the sufferings of the 600,000 bankrupts in which there are 200,000 young Malays and 100,000 Chinese. Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia had the compassion and the fairness to discharge their bankrupts in 3 years to give them a second chance. Our beloved Malaysia with her much touted compassion and forgiveness through her useless Ministers of Law leave the 600,000 bankrupts incarcerated forever. Stupid.

    A PROEPRLY REVISED AND UP-DATED Bankruptcy Act 1967 is THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE to save the Malaysian economy and all the participants in it eg. entrepreneurs, SMEs etc. The Federal Government should know which sectors of the Malaysian economy has COLLAPSED and need to be saved. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    To give out money is no panacea to a huge and unknown problem which will grow and grow with us. Forewarned is forearmed.

    We do not even know what will be the outcome arising from all these unexpected disruptions. At best, we can only lean back on the raising of financial resources as much as we can with the full knowledge that Government revenues are not what it used to be. Then, the most important part of any planning would be to save our economy and its entrepreneurs right down to the stall-holders in the street.
    This is the skeletal planning which is the duty and responsibility of any Government anywhere in the World.

    But today, we see the focus of helping the country economy is on the Lee Kuan Yew inspired GLCs, What can these GLCs do when their managerial, financial and other capabilities are limited ?

    Between 2004-2018, GLCs were touted to safeguard Malay businesses and make money for the Rakyat ! The last we heard of the GLCs were that they were all corrupted to the core with CEOs being paid RM 100 million a year down to RM 2 million a year exclusive of all the luxury perks which a person could think of.

    With the GLC approach, the economy will not be saved nor any entrepreneur, Besides, this GLC Policy is not going to be fair and just.

    The Government should know at anytime how many Malay, Chinese, Indian or other business people are in trouble financially not forgetting the farmers, fishermen, itinerant wage earners and SMEs. The fact of the matter is the whole of the Malaysian economy needs help and aid from the Federal Government soonest. We are all in the same boat.

    To this day, the Government’s focus is on killing the virus which is commendable. But the whole country is waiting for how the Government is going to put the Malaysian economy on track again after this disastrous battle against the virus. Have the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers any idea to save Malaysia and her Rakyat and the economy ?

    All other countries have their plans prepared including one of the first, Singapore !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  201. mubarakchan Apr 1,2020 10:45 PM

    Tun

    I have commented many times in this Blog of the importance of the essential laws like the Trustees Act 1949, the Bankruptcy Act 1967 and the Companies Act 1965 which have never been properly revised by the Government unlike Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia. The reason for this oversight is obviously due to the incompetence and ineffectiveness of the 4 Ministers of Law, 3 from the BN and 1 from the PH.

    The first Minister of Law just look photogenic. The second grinned all the time which made a fool of himself. The third misled all the 600,000 bankrupts especially the 200,000 young Malay bankrupts and the 100,000 non-Malay bankrupts. They were given hope that the fake new Bankruptcy Act would be like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia, giving them a second chance and discharge them in 3 years. This was not to be. In fact, the 600,000 bankrupts were given no NEW second chance and will be locked by the fake unrevised Act forever. A wasted 600,000 individuals of productivity and income. The new fake Bankruptcy Act began in October 2017 with no bankrupts. Vide. The Star Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018.

    The PH Minister of Law was the worst example of the whole lot of 4 incompetent and ineffective Ministers of Law.

    In April 2019,he parroted that the incarcerated 600,000 bankrupts were treated fairly because there were conditions for discharge. These words came from the unrevised Bankruptcy Act 1967.

    He did not know that the Insolvency Department only holds 1 discharge meeting a year on the 600,000 bankrupts. Stupid. I do not understand how fellows like this fellow could be made a Minister least of all a Minister of Law. Or how he was elected into the Dewan Rakyat with a secret Sabah agenda to secede from our beloved Malaysia. It is a good thing he was booted out after 18 months. Good riddance, bad rubbish.

    As I have commented many times, the Laws of Malaysia are not only important but also essential eg. The Trustees Act 1949. The Bankruptcy Act 1967. The Companies Act 1965.

    Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia revised and up-dated their laws right up-to-date being the practice of the Laws is a living thing which changes all the time because of human behaviour. Unlike the practice of medicine in which common ailments come commonly.

    How many Malaysians realise that under the present dire socio-economic regime as caused by the COVID 19 virus, the fake and unrevised Bankruptcy Act 1967 is to the fore ? The Federal Government still appointed 5th Tier personalities to this post !

    How many Malaysians are aware that the whole business environment of Malaysia, from the big companies to the small business are in trouble with their creditors, the banks which are also in trouble because of the failing economy now faced with a World recession ?

    How many Malaysians especially the 4 incompetent and ineffective Ministers of Law especially the worst, the PH Minister of Law THAT ONLY AN UP-DATED AND REVISED BANKRUPTCY ACT CAN SAVE THE WHOLE LOT OF MALAYSIAN BUSINESS ?

    Does the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers are aware of this. By acting early, the new Minister of Law if not ineffective or incompetent should get down to work to revise and up-date the fake Bankrupt Act 1967 immediately if he is also not a crony. The fact is most entrepreneurs are fighting to keep the creditors from the door ! The Bursa is slipping down the slippery slope every day. Not a foreign investor in sight now or the near future !

    Importantly, the British Government has announced that British firms to be given more protection from bankruptcy.

    If this still does not ring a bell in the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers, then let me tell them that soon a barrel of oil may cost only US$ 20 ! AND OUR O & G INDUSTRY IN TROUBLE SINCE 2019. This was followed by the construction and property industry. The rest of the businesses follow including the banks.

    A PROPER AND UP-DATED REVISED BANKRUPTCY ACT 2020 WILL SAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, HER ECONOMY AND ALL THE ENTREPREUNERS IN IT. Malays and non-Malays. This is in the National Interest, not self-interest of the Minister of Law.

    Hopefully, the Prime Minister and his Minister of Law will rise to the occasion and realisation that this time it is not the big bucks from China or Japan which can save the economy bolstered by entrepreneurs but supported importantly by the PROPER REVISION AND UP-DATING OF THE BANKRUPTCY ACT WHICH ALL THE 4 EX MINISTERS OF LAW WERE NOT ONLY INCOMPETENT BUT USELESS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Tun, it is not strange at all that a properly updated and revised Bankruptcy Act will save all our entrepreneurs and our economy.

    ALL OTHER COUNTRIES DO IT ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THEIR LEGAL FRATERNITY WAS RESPONSIBLE AND PROFESSIONALLY MINDED. Hence, the Malaysian Government always had a 4th or 5th Tier person as the Minister of Law. What a shame on a noble profession !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    Only a properly revised and up-dated Bankruptcy Act like that in Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia which not only protects but gives a second chance to the bankrupts can our Malaysian economy not be wiped out, the Malays and the non-Malays in a small country.

    Otherwise, what has hit Malaysia is not a Triple Whammy but a Quadruple Whammy being unstable politics, no money in the coffers, Covid 19 virus and a useless Minister of Law without a clue that he could and should save the Malaysian economy and its entrepreneurs, the Malays and the non-Malays, their businesses and the banks by the stroke of the pen. But being inert shot all in the foot including himself !

  202. mubarakchan Mar 31,2020 5:16 PM

    Tun

    The other day the Minister of Health recommended that we drink warm water to kill the COVID 19 virus. Yesterday, a Minister said he would send teams from his Ministry to look for the COVID 19 virus in the sewage system. Is this fellow stating the obvious or to this day despite the MCO, he is still not aware that the virus is easily transmissible between human beings. Why are our Ministers so illiterate or ignorant ?

    I am still waiting for the first flight of the Hitachi flying motorcar or the RM 13 million cycle to win a gold medaro or the RM 23 million telescope to see through the cloudy Malaysian sky !

    Today, the Government will further enhance the MCO by limiting one person to one car. A wisecrack asked what happens if the person does not drive. I retorted that the Government has forgotten this point @

    There is now a rising chorus of many people who are beginning to suffer financial hardships arising from the MCO which had to be imposed due to the oversight concerning the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering. Hence, the lack of good leadership at the appropriate moment is magnified many times down the road. This is what good governance is about – to prevent unforeseen or unexpected events from happening giving rise to more problems.

    And the price of petroleum is now inching down to US$ 20 per barrel

    The fellow who ruined the country with the clarion call.’ Cash is King ‘ still maintains his call was right. What happened to all the money when the price spiked a couple of times at US$ 110 per barrel between 2004-2018 ?

    The fact of the matter now is that thousands of SMEs and retail businesses will be hit sooner rather than later.

    The incumbent Government has to work out the sums now to parcel out financial reliefs before it is overwhelmed by the unexpected. With the financial figures in hand, it pays to be prepared with available funding from China and Japan to ease this unexpected hiatus in our economy. Not only big companies must be saved but the whole range of economic activity right down to the durian or corn seller in the street.

    The COVID 19 virus has forced all Governments to tackle the problem of this viral devastation comprehensively. No more. No less. The bigger the business the bigger the loss. But the smaller the business, the bigger the financial suffering. A bit of help from China and Japan should ease our beloved Malaysia temporary discomfort.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    It is difficult to stop the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers from speaking about zany things in a democratic country where the gift of the gab is the only capital required in a land full of free loaders, copy cats, fakes, play boys, plagiarists and charlatans.

  203. mubarakchan Mar 30,2020 11:20 PM

    Tun

    I feel sad when TWIN PEAKS commented that I may be the only person who could tell tales which people understand.

    From 1954, as a Constitutionalist, I always wished that our beloved Malaysia has thousands of people like TWIN PEAKS, you, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan who are masters of communication with the Rakyat.

    By the same token, I have always worked towards the goal when all are rich in our beloved Malaysia. Unlike President Bongo of the Congo who owns all the diamonds and his people own all the dirt. His diamonds have no value as a result.

    Digressing. Our very own Humpty Dumpty the DAP sat on a wall and had a great fall. Never to be able to put together again !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Only the DAP has the problem which was caused by its failure to take just one small tactical turn.

  204. mubarakchan Mar 30,2020 8:52 PM

    Tun

    WHAT IS THE BIGGEST SENSATION IN THE YEAR 2020 ? The COVID 19 virus ? No ! It is the self-destruct DAP the alleged Trojan Horse of Lee Kuan Yew established in 1966 as the PAP retreated back to their fortress Singapore !

    How could the generals of DAP lose POWER WHEN IN FACT THEY WERE HOLDING IT ?

    Their failure to hold on to POWER is beyond the realm of any logical imagination. May be these failed Generals do not understand what real POWER is like.

    First, for these folks, the failed Generals, you cannot see or feel POWER. Second, if you are like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, you NEVER use it. Third, I once saw in the drawer of a Minister of Finance, many letters to exercise the POWER which he never used. It was generations ago for the curious.

    But these stupid failed Generals of the DAP already had the POWER and yet they wanted the POWER.

    I hope they now realise how stupid they all were.

    To withdraw their slogan, ‘ MALAYSIA FOR MALAYSIANS ‘ concocted by their founder Lee Kuan Yew. To withdraw their logo of a rocket which failed to take off at all times. To want POWER in a solid and human form.

    Will their Sings compatriots now gnashed their teeth, grin and bear it with these amateurs who may not even know how to suck an egg ?

    When they had this wonderful and World’s best resort state known as Pulau Pinang, they went on and on trying to ape Singapore, their spiritual homeland. Instead, these failed generals should be aware that their homeland is our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat.

    Now, this thick lot of DAP Leaders have lost all at THE EXPENSE OF THE RAKYATS’ VOTES. Who are going to trust them these stupid DAPs any more ? Got POWER, did not know how to use it but wanted to see a solid POWER in human form.

    One can only describe such antics as comical which wasted Lee Kuan Yew a lot of time and attention paid to his alleged Trojan Horse the DAP 1966-2020. No wonder Singapore is alleged to be in a bad shape now.

    In public affairs, the public face and public actions of a political party must be creditable and serious. No matter the political acrobatics.

    But in the present DAP fiasco which was created by themselves for themselves, how the poor General-ship of the failed DAP could not make a tactical turn to match our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s tactical turn, will forever be a mystery to me.

    Instead, the failed Generals did what the whole World expected of them to do – play back-door manoeuvres without referring to the MALAYSIAN POLITICAL PLAYBOOK OUR REVERED CONSTITUTION. This is basic reading for all Aduns of the Realm. Yet fellows could swear in front of our DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong without understanding a single word in the Constitution. Amazing !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In these times, even the DAP committed hara kiri ad nauseam !

  205. twinpeaks Mar 30,2020 4:21 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    I completely agree with the fact that DAP caused the downfall of the PH government. The writing was already on the wall when they suffered successive defeats in the various by-elections in Malaya and Sabah. With the declining support from all races in Malaya (the issue was quite different in Sabah; it was not racial in nature but the delay in implementing the MA63 amendment), DAP had no choice but to push for a speedy change in Prime Minister (as wanted by DAP voters protesting in the various by-elections in Malaya). Bersatu leaders seemed equally concerned by the loss of Malay voters by the shiploads back to UMNO/PAS; thinking of their own individual political survival, ditching Tun was their decision.

    Now, who is to blame for all this fiasco. It is various. My guess is that the nation is not really ready for non-communal politics.

    You are one of a kind… a rare one, if I may say so. Probably the only one. That’s a compliment sir (!!)

  206. mubarakchan Mar 30,2020 3:57 PM

    Tun

    It is not the COVID 19 virus which is interesting because our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat will defeat this enemy in time. Then, what is so very interesting ?

    IT IS THE VERY POOR GENERALSHIP OF THE DAP WHICH IS SO VERY INTERESTING !

    For years, from 1966 until 2020, I thought the DAP would go from strength to strength based on their unity and purported honesty. OK ! These are normal virtues which are not worth a dime in a developed country.

    However with the collapse of the PH Government of which the main culprit was the DAP which did not exercise its clout to stabilize and strengthened the PH ship which keeled over throwing all the DAP ministers out of jobs and naked as new born babes !

    With the self-immolation of the DAP by its Leaders’ poor general-ship, the collapse exposed the weak PKR, the weak general-ship and chauvinistic stance of the DAP and the in situ strength of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    It was obvious to all that without the Leadership of the Tun, there would be no PH Government. And yet, the arrogant and chauvinistic DAP intrigued their way into oblivion from their highest political base in the land, the Federal Government of Malaysia. IN POWER, DAP LOST POWER.

    From now onwards who are going to trust the DAP anymore which could not enhance itself with more POWER whilst in POWER. A bunch of amateurs from the hot and humid Ulus of Lee Kuan Yew (2009) if I may say so.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had given up a lot to head the PH Government. In fact, years of sleepless nights thinking out the many options of how to right our beloved Malaysia again. These are complicated scenarios without uncomplicated answers.

    Yet, the arrogant and insouciant DAP Leadership could not think more deeply what made our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to lead the PH Government with his impeccable status. The dismal failure to mentally control events which is not the hallmark of the Tun, is the hallmark of the poor DAP Leadership as it is now exposed for all to ponder. No more. No less.

    Hence, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s fervent belief concerning mind-sets which the arrogant and chauvinistic Leadership of the DAP lacked.

    To be honoured by the Leadership of our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and to win a significant victory at the polls in GE14 9 May 2018 through his Leadership spoke volumes of the effectiveness of such an alliance at the beginning.

    THIS SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL MOVE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MATCHED BY THE DAP WITH A SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL MOVE WHICH DID NOT HAPPEN.

    Instead, throughout the 18 months, the DAP kept a very bland front, but were very busy doing backdoor manoeuvres which unexpectedly found themselves thrown out onto the street naked as new born babes. Amateurs at play, I presume !

    The DAP fellows never knew that the Malaysian Political Playbook is the revered Constitution. They have been playing by their own rules since its birth as Lee Kuan Yew’s Trojan Horse in 1966. Since then, the DAP’s Policy was simple and straightforward – if it is ‘yes’ just say ‘no’ or vice versa. Plus at the end of the day, tax free allowances are paid by the Federal Government to be in the Opposition. No problem.

    The lack of political mind-set of the failed generals of the DAP showed in the collapse of the PH Government. There is an ancient saying,’ Greed turns into poverty.’ The DAP should know this one ! Unwittingly, they crossed the red line of no return and lost the POWER which was already in their hands. Stupid !

    How many Malaysians are now aware that their once knight in gleaming armour the DAP failed them despite their clarion calls since 1966 ?

    Would their Singaporean compatriots welcome the DAPs with open arms, now that these fellows have shown themselves to be utterly incompetent, stupid and ignorant ? Not forgetting only Malaysian DAPs were invited to speak at the INSEAZ forums all these years ! You may say, it was the blind leading the blind in that rugged Singaporean Society.

    And yesterday, there was a call whether it was fake or true could not be ascertained. Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was openly invited to lead the PH again. Small boys playing marbles or what ?

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave his all for the Nation and the Rakyat when after many years of debates in his own mind and with his conscience. He could have lost big time. This was a serious matter with the highest political iconic Leader in the land. Please do not lower your dignity whoever it was by calling him to lead again – LIKE A TAXI DRIVER “. Stupid. Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s mind-set is 88 storeys above this fellow’s which is in the basement. If one is a fool, please do not open your mouth to confirm it.

    The immaturity of our Malaysian politicians has hampered the advancement of Malaysian Politics according to the Malaysian Political Playbook our revered Constitution.

    For example, yesterday a lady kept arguing with me in the Facebook that a Malaysian bank manager in a Malaysian bank is a big man. I had to tell her that one big United States Corporation has more cash than BNM reserves. In 1982, the GDP of Los Angeles equalled Singapore’s GDP. The GDP of California equalled Australia at World No. 7. California is still there today but not Australia.

    Not only that, our Malaysian Politicians with RM 2 Billion deposited in the UK or elsewhere walked along Oxford Street, London with no feeling whatsoever. They only looked but did not see. And they returned home as good as they did not leave home. Hence, the immaturity of our Malaysian Politics which prime example is the failed Leadership of the DAP since 1966.

    The fact is our beloved Malaysia because of its Malaysia style democratic system and its open economy cannot conduct its politics and policies based on just the domestic issues of the country alone. It is as simple and straight-forward as this. We cannot pick and choose either. With the strange belief that ‘CASH IS KING’ from 2004-2018, all principles, morals, ethics, standards, propriety etc felled out of the window so to speak.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    Now the arrogant and chauvinistic Leadership of the DAP has a problem. Is it real or fake ?

  207. mubarakchan Mar 29,2020 6:20 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS

    Your learned discourse of the winds of change which are rising from the Land below the Wind and Sarawak is certainly an eye-opener to the future fortunes of the Federation of Malaysia. The wanton neglect by the Central Government between 2004-2018 widened the cracks or weakened the linkages concerning the periphery which is Sabah and Sarawak.

    I shudder to think of other unexpected scenarios, Twin Peaks.

    The deadly COVID 19 virus has without any doubt hasten any negative thoughts against the traditions of old.

    But the interesting aspect of all these events is the failure of the DAP general-ship despite years of brimstone and fire to rise above the fray. They failed miserably even though they have good colonels.

    The recent performance of the DAP which I used to call a Trojan Horse of Singapore before 9 May 2018, was dismal being kicked out of POWER whilst in POWER. They forgot the Malaysian Political Play-book is our revered Constitution. I should know. I am a life-long Constitutionalist often mocked by that Hainanese residential beast HBT who is not a Han Chinese but a Lao from Hainan Island, the penal colony of ancient China.

    Remarkably, the DAP Leadership seemed to have missed the wood for the trees. Maybe good at close quarters in-fighting but not good at seeing the bigger picture which is a specialty of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    In its lifetime, the DAP committed 4 major Bungles which raised the question, ‘ ARE THESE DAP FELLOWS SERIOUS TO MAKE THEIR BEST FRIEND THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA OR NOT ?’ OR THEY ARE JUST GOOD AT BUNGLING IN MALAYSIAN POLITICS, ONLY GOOD AT QUARRELING IN THE DEQAN RAKYAT ! Here is the record of the 4 Bungles of the DAP.

    1. In 1998,if the DPM had taken a holiday in the United States, he would have returned as the Prime Minister. One easy step.

    2. In 2008, if the 32 Aduns were sorted out before and not after the 12th GE, the DAP would have been in Putrajaya since. One easy step.

    3. In 2013, if the partners had declared a 100 fast to death strike, they would have been in Power since. One easy step.

    4. In 2020, behind the thick layer of whispers, and without considering the Malaysian Political Play-book, the revered Constitution, the DAP being the dominant partner in the du0, not PKR, lost their marbles and gave our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad the upper-hand to ride the high horse by resigning at the right moment. He knew the rules in the revered Constitution. But the chauvinistic arrogance or the ignorance of the DAP caused their downfall without a defence. There was no defence in the DAP favour which they should have known better. Their only defence was only one choice, thus

    ‘ LITTLE DID THEY REALISE THAT THEY WERE SKATING ON THIN ICE IN THE PH GOVERNMENT. THE DAP ONLY RECOURSE TO SURVIVE WAS TO CLING ON TO OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD THROUGH THICK AND THIN.’

    The DAP did not because of their chauvinistic arrogance and paid the price of being OUT OF POWER FOREVER. Do they realise this now or never ?

    The DAP was in the seat of POWER, yet all of them could be thrown out naked onto the street. This was very poor general-ship with the wrong mind-set which thought they could USE OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FOR ONLY 18 MONTHS.

    At the very beginning, it was very obvious to me that the DAP can NEVER let the Tun go. He had to stay till the next GE at least. Yet, an attempt FOR THE DAP TO GAIN ABSOLUTE POWER WHEN IN FACT THEY HAD THE POWER, failed miserably because of their chauvinistic arrogance.

    I asked my friends,’ Have you ever met a stupid Chinaman ?’ They chorused ‘No !’ But you have seen Chinamen who are so very clever as to be stupid’. They looked at me with a puzzled look. Quickly, I interjected with a couple of household names. They hesitated and then expressed with a resounding roar, ‘ Yes !’

    It is obvious that the DAP has lost touch and not keeping up with the times because of the many factions now in it. Jointly, these factions project to the World the chauvinistic arrogance of the DAP.

    With a knowledge of the bungling by the DAP, it seems Malaysian Politics are not undergoing transition but TRANSFORMATION. The jury is still out on this score.

    As you conjectured in your learned discourse, TWIN PEAKS. Interesting political times are fast coming for our beloved Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    The COVID 19 virus has become a problem. But the arrogance of Lee Kuan Yew and his Trojan Horse, DAP, brought their own downfall with no one to blame but themselves. The DAP in full POWER and yet could be thrown out of POWER. Very poor general-ship of their own making – sooting themselves in the foot !

  208. twinpeaks Mar 29,2020 12:14 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    I will say is going to stunt a lot of intellectuals in Kuala Lumpur.

    The wind is blowing in the wrong direction for Kuala Lumpur. And it is getting stronger. By the time it becomes a storm, the country better brace itself for sudden change of fortune. Not even the Prime Minister with the all the might of the Malaysian armed forces can do anything. This is the age democracy and the world is a ruled by democracies. Even China is living in the wrong age and only its economy can buy time for its commie regime. The same goes for countries like Syria and Iran. Dictators are a fast dying breed. There are only a few of them left. North Africa was teeming with them just a decade ago. Now, none. I am sure you agree with me; that is a fact.

    We have a few in this mould in Malaysia, but not for long. Age catches up with everyone. For that reason, I am hopeful for this country. Malaysia cannot survive for long without Sabah and Sarawak. Let’s not kid ourselves. More than half of the country’s palm oil economy, and practically ALL the oil and gas come from these two Borneo so-called “states”. They are not states but regions, either by geographical definition or by the Malaysia Agreement of 1963. That is a the historical fact. And you cannot hide it no matter what.

    Here is the thing, and I say this because I care about the future. The wind is blowing against the nation for as long as the complaints and what not, of the people of Sabah and Sarawak are not heard. They are not stupid. Their old generation is either already gone (like my father and ancestors) or are fast dying and disappearing. They are being replaced by people like me. And we are definitely not stupid or can be misled by a Lee Kuan Yew type. Even though I am a moderate, I cannot and do not speak for the rest of the new generation. They are beyond my control. Remember, the new generation does not know the history of the Second World War or even the Communist threat. These are textbook fictions to them. They look towards the future, a high tech future for Sabah. And they are not getting it at the moment.

    So like I said, a strong wind is coming against Kuala Lumpur. The Prime Minister can imprison their ring leaders, a few old politicians. But let me say this. These few old politicians are just a surface, a very thin one. The surface recovers as quickly as it is scratched from outside. From under. What is Kuala Lumpur going to do next. Imprison the entire Borneo people (??) You will be booted out by your own opposition party in Parliament the very next day, and the country will be quickly taken over by UN forces. Referendum will be called in Sabah and Sarwak, and that’s the end of Malaysia as we know it. Good bye.

    So, be prepared for the inevitable. And do the right thing for the country’s survival. No more arrogance. Please..

  209. mubarakchan Mar 29,2020 12:02 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT CONCERNING TWIN PEAKS COMMENT

    We may say that the Rise and Fall of Singapore in recent times fit the Life and Times of Lee Kuan Yew like a T.

    Lee Kuan Yew was the Man in the Right Place at the Right Time from 1959-1989 when the Cold War 1948-1989 reached a deadly crescendo and then collapsed into oblivion. This carried the man-made fortunes of Singapore up and down with it as this can clearly be discerned in the 21st Century.

    Lee Kuan Yew love of the academics from the Ivy League and Oxbridge and the gnomes of Zurich brought his downfall arising from the fact that he always feared to make a mistake being a person with a legalistic mind. Quote Franklin D Roosevelt, ‘ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ‘ Hence, he always followed the best of the conventional beliefs and the gnomes of Zurich whom he regarded as his peers.

    These two factors contributed to the ineffectiveness of his leadership after the Cold War 1948-1989 because the World changed thereafter – from a Bi-polar World of black and white to a Multi-polar World again dominated by Uncle Sam. The difference with the latter is that tiny Singapore got lost in the crush.

    With a male Chinese population aged 21-50 of 900,000 which is smaller than a precinct in Shanghai, what can any Leader do with Singapore today ? Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011. Thanks to Lee Kuan Yew’s 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 which even Hitler dared not implement ! If he had gone to Darwin’s College, Christ’s and not the bottom-most Fitzwilliam, he would not have made such a cardinal mistake.

    Throughout the period 1962-1989 when Singapore was reaping the golden harvest of the unmentionable trade blessed by Uncle Sam, Lee Kuan Yew should have considered all the options laid on the table. He would have come up with only one – invest in GOLD a natural resource of great value which Singapore could own and control since she has no natural resources whatsoever. Then, even Singapore’s mighty army has something to guard with its 50 paper generals.

    But Lee Kuan Yew being a legalistic person conformed to the dictates of the World Bank and IMF both organs controlled by the United States. They actively discouraged the hoarding of gold by any country. But as we can see that all major countries hold gold. This is hypocrisy which Lee Kuan Yew did not dare to contravene.

    Thus, at the end of the day, Singapore literally exchanged her hard earned Cold War money or gold for the funny money of Wall Street controlled by the gnomes of Zurich and paid the price of not considering her OWN NATIONAL SELF INTEREST but a feeble attempt to please Uncle Sam with at least US$ 300 Billion of Singapore’s reserves and by October 2008, lost 30% of it back to the gnomes of Zurich.

    Once the decision was taken to descend from the Olympian Heights of the GIC and MAS, the die was cast that the foreign reserves and the future or destiny of Singapore was in the hands of the gnomes of Zurich. What a careless mistake by Lee Kuan Yew a person well-known for being fastidious !

    Singapore is stuck in Wall Street to this very day when Lee Kuan Yew chose to be with the hoi-polloi of Wall Street like any one else, the common people with a speculative bent.

    This cardinal mistake of Lee Kuan Yew confirmed that he could not think out of a box and was completely conventional and predictable as probably assessed by the gnomes of Zurich. Thereby, he was fallible like any other ordinary human being. Later events proved this was so.

    Comparatively, the mind-set of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is completely different. A person used to think out answers out of pressure to deliver to the Rakyat or deliver the right infrastructural projects useful for the future. All the projects of his 22 year Administration are hallmarks of his distinctive achievements which blanketed the whole country with his good works. Tun had no advisers. He worshipped no peers. He believed in himself to deliver. He worked and thought out problems alone. His distinctive trait, a doctor’s trait, is the follow-up with a black note-book which the sensitive fellows of our Society thought it was dictatorial or authoritarian. He was neither but only wanted the job done in time, efficiently and normally. That’s the difference between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Lee Kuan Yew in a nutshell.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    The chasm of differences between Malaysia and Singapore is further widened by the deadly COVID 19 virus. If Singapore takes the right step of Confederating with the United Kingdom it is for the better for Singapore, ASEAN and the World. It’s the 21st Century, not the 20th Century.

  210. mubarakchan Mar 29,2020 12:08 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON TWIN PEAKS COMMENT.

    The World of Singapore as created by Lee Kuan Yew during the Cold War Years 1948-1989 was not a simple one outside the realm of the man-in-the-street.

    In 1962, the Singapore Government engaged the services of a UN economic expert, a Dutchman Dr Albert Winsemius who is now discerned to have a dual role – advising the Singapore Government and also keeping a baleful eye on how the Cold War unmentionable trades profits were handled by Lee Kuan Yew on behalf of the CIA. It may be recalled that 1962 was the year in which all the interesting events concerning Singapore came together eg. 1962 Water Agreement. 1962 Operation Cold Store. 1962. CIA and Lee Kuan Yew 1962. Dr Winsemius became the Singapore Government Adviser.1962. Lee Kuan Yew assumed full power.

    From 1962-1984, Dr Winsemius and his wife paid a half yearly visit to Singapore to monitor the success of his projects overseen by Dr Goh Keng Swee like Jurong Industrial Park, Changi and Bedok Reclamation, Asian Dollar, GLCs from 1972, the glittering Singapore of today etc. He retired in 1984 and was rewarded a piece of parchment paper and two medals of which one was gold. Very reluctantly Dr Winsemius had a small lane named in his favour just 3 years ago.

    Why the luke warm appreciation by the Singapore Government towards a person who did so much for the glittering Singapore of today ?

    Obviously, most of the inputs for the development of Singapore came from the ideas of Dr Winsemius to the discomfort of the Singapore Government or was it his suspected dual role ?

    The Americans were satisfied that Lee Kuan Yew did not have sticky fingers. But he paid back some by supporting Wall Street before the Crash of October 2008 ! As his brilliant wife once told me Caveat Emptor or the ancients once said, ‘ There is always a higher hill.’

  211. mubarakchan Mar 28,2020 11:04 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT CONCERNING TWIN PEAKS COMMENT.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had invested all Singapore’s wealth US$ 500 Billions more or less from the Cold War 1948-1989 into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 up to 4,000 tons, Singapore would be the King of the Hill and not just a knight in shining armour. Our beloved Malaysia would be caught between a rock and a hard place. Man proposes. God disposes.

    Singapore would have a new GOLD industry with refineries, banks, bonds, security storage, jewellery factories, transport, gold e-business etc.

    Singapore with 4,000 tons of GOLD ranks next to the United States with 7,000 tons, with Germany at 4,000, Italy 3,000, France and China at 2,000, Russia and India at 1,000.

    With innovation, creation and vision, Lee Kuan Yew would have safeguarded his legacy for Singapore’s freedom and survival and his inheritors. But it is not to be. The four legged horse only came once. We have got two legs. How to chase ?

    But the four legged animal has come around again with CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM !

    Like all human beings, Lee Kuan Yew fell for the flatteries from the gnomes of Zurich. He descended from the Olympian heights of GIC and MAS and ended up with the funny money signed by the gnomes of Zurich in exchange for the real money of MAS Singapore, even to this very day. The price Lee Kuan Yew paid for a lapse in human weakness was/is heavy.

    In contrast, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad could think out of the box and all his projects for 22 years were successful except for those projects managed by the corrupt closest aides who walloped big time. Thereafter, they blame him and went into hiding buying small listed companies and Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece.

  212. mubarakchan Mar 28,2020 10:33 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS

    I always respect your comments which are fair and just and backed by facts not fiction.

    Let me tell you what I discovered about Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew by commenting in this distinguished Blog since 2013 after our beloved Tun encouraged me to speak out in April 2010.

    Before this I used to respect the public figure of Lee Kuan Yew from a distance.

    Even though he was my brother-in-;aw through the marriage of my elder brother and his only sister in October 1951 well before the founding of the PAP in 1955. I met him only once at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge when he was part of the 1956 Singapore Delegation led by David Marshall to Whitehall on Singapore as a Self Governing Colony. Since 1956, I kept my distance from him as I never liked the bossy Singaporeans since 1954. I kept away from a major exhibition sponsored by me in the National Museum Singapore and two family weddings to sit next to him.

    Little by little, I found that there are two sides to the Singapore Story with Malaysia.

    In 1962 or earlier, Lee Kuan Yew made a lot of noise claiming CIA wanted to bribe him. In 1962, my relative Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too the anti-insurgency expert and highest ranking official and Adviser to the Malaysian Government was despatched by the Tunku to meet Lee Kuan Yew and Special Branch Chief Bogaars to impress upon Lee Kuan Yew of the looming presence of the Communists in Singapore. Operation Cold Store followed. In 1962, Lee Kuan Yew locked in Malaysia’s free water for over 50 years and even registered this with the UN. Thereafter, Singapore became part of Malaysia.

    But from the beginning of the new State, Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts was full of bluster and hot air in the Dewan Rakyat, I was there. I could feel the heat generated by Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts not only in the Dewan Rakyat but also during the 1964 GE campaign at different places. By 1965, Separation of Singapore from Malaysia was inevitable. Some one was pushing for Separation from Malaysia Day 1.

    WHY LEE KUAN YEW WAS SO COCK-SURE THAT TINY SINGAPORE COULD SURVIVE WITHOUT ITS UMBILICAL CORD MALAYSIA ?

    Common sense dictates that Lee Kuan Yew already had the backing of a big brother, the United States to be independent since 1962 or before. He must have consulted the US President being an intelligent person who knew full well the STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF SINGAPORE TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE COLD WAR 1948-1989. Then, he had the President in his pocket. To sustain Singapore, ONLY THE UNMENTIONABLE MONOPOLISTIC TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 AND MORE COULD DO SO.

    What are the unmentionable trades ? Regretfully you have to refer to my comments before the Singapore Anti-Fake News Law 2019.

    Factually, I can say that a Singapore friend of mine with the Remington franchise could make enough out of the Colonels’ Revolt 1948 in Indonesia to buy a 12,000 acres estate. Another friend who owned Diaward Pioneer Industries had a Libyan agent selling tents, boots, helmets, belts etc who could retire to Monte Carlo in 5 years. My friend told me his business is always profitable because people fight all the time.

    The end of the Cold War came suddenly in 1989. Uncle Sam came up with his spiel which back-fired on him, ‘ GLOBALIZATION. FREE TRADE. HUMAN RIGHTS’.

    From 1990, the BRICS grabbed all of Singapore’s lush and profitable turf with discounts, free deliveries and pay later schemes.

    Singapore was in trouble, well and truly. Goh Chock Tong who claimed this move to be his idea, was despatched to India to recruit Indians to fill in the yawning gap in Singapore’s GDP left wide open by the lost unmentionable trades blessed by Uncle Sam who is famous for being forgetful.

    By 2002, Singapore experienced the first technical recession. Her GDP never breached 3% again even up to 2019. But Singapore had a fizzy 7% GDP when Keppel Harbour was employing coolies. I was there.

    Today, the statistics as issued officially by Singapore speak volumes on how LEE KUAN YEW ACHIEVED SINGAPORE’S WEALTH WHICH MAY BE AS MUCH AS US$ 500 BILLION MORE OR LESS FROM THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 !

    Her revenues since 1990 could not sustain Singapore as a First World country with Lee Kuan Yew’s old Economic Model of the 20th Century which did not work at all in the 21st ! Not only that, Lee Kuan Yew’s Band Aid of 4 initiatives being Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports and the Malaysia Malays Killer TPPA all kaput in titanic financial storms of the 21st Century. Temasek and GIC lost US$ 108 Billions in the October 2008 Crash. How much it lost again this time could be interesting !

    From the scanty information as mentioned above, it maybe conjectured that the Americans, the British and Lee Kuan Yew were as one before the founding of Malaysia. Vide. onlinecitizen.com albatross files. Lee Kuan Yew threatened the journalist not to take pictures of him laughing only crying. In Malaysia, the Tunku cmmented, ‘ I do not understand. He left me in a very happy mood.’ Before this the Tunku met the British before he made the decision to let Singapore leave the Federation.

    IF LEE KUAN YEW DID NOT HAVE THE GUARANTEE IN 1962 FROM UNCLE SAM, DOES ANYONE THINK HE IS SO FOOLISH TO LEAVE THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA ?

    As with all human beings, he did not foresee the collapse of Communism and the unexpected rise of the BRICS. Thereafter, nothing could uplift Singapore to its previous 7% GDP according to conventional textbooks. His Band Aid of 4 Initiatives failed to deliver. Now Singapore’s revenues could not deliver in an unexpected financial storm and has to dig into its hard-earned reserves.

    HENCE OVER ONE YEAR AGO, I SUGGESTED THAT SINGAPORE SHOULD CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR HER BENEFIT, ASEAN AND THE WORLD. This is the only Way to go for Singapore who is now overlooked by all and sundry.

    TWIN PEAKS. It is obvious someone misled North Borneo and Sarawak sometime before 1963.. Brunei had some very good advice. From whom ?

    MALAYSIA BOLEH TUN AS ALWAYS. NO PROBLEM.

  213. twinpeaks Mar 28,2020 3:25 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    Yes, I absolutely agree with you on the previous Minister of Law’s hidden agenda. Whether he would agree with this is another matter. But I would say this though. If he DID have this hidden agenda, then I would say with absolutely certainty that he and his party were only carrying out their elections manifesto. Remember that, the people of Sabah only wanted independence from the British, and never to join with Malaya or Sarawak or Singapore in any imagined nation state. I remember the founding fathers of North Borneo had always advocated for the independence of North Borneo and Sabah. Unfortunately, this was not possible with the Communist threat all around us in Southeast Asia in the early 1960s. Thus, Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei agreed together to form a single nation with already independent Malaya, as a convenient marriage, but never a permanent one.

    Brunei opted out at the last minute and didn’t mind waiting until 1984, Singapore finally got its independence in 1965. That leaves Sabah and Sarawak, still stuck in this Federation until today.

    Don’t get me wrong. I personally love this nation of ours. I think it is great country despite mismanagement now and then. But on the whole it has done remarkably well considering the leaderships. BUT I cannot speak for the remaining 99.9 percent of Sabahans (and Sarawakians), who desprerately want to come out.

    Do you see any Sabah or Sarawak commentator in this distinguished blog of Tun’s otehr than Twinpeaks? No, there is a good reason for that.

    P/S: I remember the time when the only Sabah MP present for a briefing in Parliament during the Batu Puteh Island (Malaysia-Singapore) controversy. He immediately exited the room the moment the Foreign Minister introduced what the briefing was on about. He wasn’t interested, for sure. It’s got nothing to do with Borneo. And he was a BN MP(!!)

  214. mubarakchan Mar 28,2020 2:51 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE PRIME MINISTER’S NATIONAL CARING AID PACKAGE.

    SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA GIVE THEIR BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE BY DISCHARGING THEM WITHIN THREE YEARS SO THAT THEY ARE ECONOMICALLY PRODUCTIVE AGAIN. Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    IN MALAYSIA WITH ITS FAKE MINISTERS OF LAWS PMO WHO NEVER REVISED THE BANKRUPCY ACT 1967. THIS CRUEL ACT LEFT THE 600,000+ BANKRUPTS AT THE MERCY OF THE PEJABAT INSOLVENCY WITH NO CLEAR DELINEATION IN THE LAW which only meets once a year to decide on the discharge.

    In a country which touts itself as compassionate and forgiving, how this can happen for so long, is a travesty of justice. And with Ministers of Law PMO who swore to do their duties and responsibilities. One can only assume these fellows were just free loaders and opportunists.

  215. mubarakchan Mar 28,2020 2:35 PM

    Tun

    The Prime Minister has announced the RM250 billion National Caring Aid package which nearly covered all households including the B40 and the M40 Groups. But how are the 600,000+ bankrupts going to be paid as they have no bank accounts ?

    They are in this dilemma because they were played out by the last BN Minister of Law who only attached the revised Act to the Bankruptcy Act 1967 leaving the 600,000+ bankrupts still incarcerated in the old Bankruptcy Act 1967. Even the Reform Marriage Act 1982 was fair and just. All marriages before 1982 were recognised.

    The so-called revised Bankruptcy Act began on 1st October 2017 WITH NO BANKRUPTS.

    This is the unkindest cut of all by the last BN Minister of Law who has no shame. Her act punished the 600,000+ bankrupts in a 19th century manner unlike Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia which all give their bankrupts a second chance and revised their laws up-to-date.

    The laziness of the last BN Minister of Law and 2 predecessors who also did nothing, knew no bounds. They have no mind-sets, responsibilities and duties which were unbecoming of them being called Minister of Law, PMO.

    It was alleged that this Minister was influenced by private financial interests to punish the 600,000+ bankrupts. Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    It is time any Federal Government appoints the right person to be the Minister of Law, PMO which post should not be treated as an after thought manner. Millions of innocent lives are involved. For example, the essential Laws, Trustees Act 1949 has not been revised since 1949. This Trust Act is important for the burgeoning middle class. The Companies Act 1965 has not been revised and brought up to date. Unlike Singapore, Hong Kong , the UK and Australia which bring their laws right up to the minute.

    It is easy to study Law. But the practice of the Laws is difficult because it is a living event which changes all the time due to human behaviour. HENCE, UP-DATES AND REVISIONS ARE IMPORTANT. Unlike medicine, to study is difficult but to practice conforms to the common things come commonly.

    The last PH Minister of Law was a complete failure.

    He was only interested to turn Sabah with only 2 millions inhabitants to be an equal partner of the Federation of Malaysia with a population of 31 millions. His quest for that magical 2/3rd majority in the Dewan Rakyat was all that he was interested in on behalf of the phantoms behind him.

    The intentions of his peers are clear, very clear. IF SABAH ACHIEVED ITS POSITION AS AN EQUAL PARTNER OF THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA, THE NEXT STEP IS FOR SABAH TO HOLD A REFERENDUM WITH THE SUPPORT OF FOREIGN INTERESTS LIKE SINGAPORE or the Philippines FOR COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM.

    This spells the end of the Federation of Malaysia. Sarawak will do likewise. HOW TO APPOINT SUCH A FELLOW WHO HAS A HIDDEN AGENDA TO BE THE MINISTER OF LAW, PMO ?

    This fellow being the Minister of Law had no legal sense to right the many wrongs in the laws of Malaysia of which the glaring ones are the Bankruptcy Act 1967 with 600,000+ bankrupts in which 200,000 young Malay and 100,000 young non-Malay bankrupts are incarcerated for life with the rest, the never revised Trustees Act 1949 and the un-up-dated Companies Act 1965 etc.

    In other words, the last Minister of Law PMO deserved to be kicked out of his job into the street naked. That was what he deserved by doing nothing but for his only work which was to get Sabah as a equal of the Federation of Malaysia. Thereafter, independence for Sabah to be controlled by outside foreign interests like Singapore maybe the Philippines.

    THE MINISTER OF LAW PMO IN ANY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING ESSENTIAL LAWS UP-TO-DATE BECAUSE MILLIONS OF INNOCENT MALALYSIANS ARE INVOLVED. eg. THE TRUSTEES ACT 1049, THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967. THE COMPANIES ACT 1965. Otherwise, this fellow should give up the job to others who can do better.

    3 BN and 1 PH Ministers of Law, PMO did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The first just looked pretty. The second grinned all the time. The third misled the 200,000 young Malay bankrupts and all.

    The PH Minister of Law was all for INDEPENDENCE FOR SABAH ON BEHALF OF THE SINISTERS BEHIND HIM. All free loaders at the expense of the Rakyat of Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem has always been with free loaders with no mind-sets. How these fellows got the job or elected is a complete mystery to me.

  216. twinpeaks Mar 28,2020 1:20 PM

    On health crisis.

    Health crises and pandemics don’t last long very long in this day and age. The Covid-19 virus is very infectious (hence the need for lock downs), but it is relatively non-deadly unless a person (young and old, but mostly old) has pre-existing medical conditions. But it is interesting that there have been more male deaths than female deaths, and I am sure this has something to do with the more immune female genes (towards this particular virus). But vaccines are being developed and tested even as we speak, and a safe medicine will eventually be provided for the sick.

    One thing that is good news for the world is the distribution of deaths that is mainly focused on the northern hemisphere, and I strongly disagree with the outdated and prejudiced notion that Westerners are dying because of the so-called immoral lifestyle (kissing and partying et cetera). To attack one’s lifestyle at this trying time is not only disgusting and pathetic but reveals the shallow minds of the religious fanatics of this world. Stay away from these people (unfortunately, Malaysia has a strong contingent of these pathetic people). Fortunately, Sabah forbids the entry of religious fanatics (don’t even think about visiting our state if you are a fanatic, and you will be wasting your RM500 on your Air Asia return tickets, as Sabah Immigration will deport you back to Malaya, where you belong). In any case Italy and Spain are two of the most religious nations of the earth (so what nonsense are the religious fanatics in Malaysia bullshitting about). Are the commie Chinese and the Japanese and Koreans immoral compared to the religious fanatics (who also died by the way) after going to the irresponsible religious event in Kuala Lumpur(?)

    The northern hemisphere countries are just coming out of the cold winter season, and as they do so, the death rate will slow down and eventually disappear. However, as Australia and New Zealand will be entering their own winter season around mid-year, their relative smaller populations will not result in the death numbers that had been recorded in Europe and America.

    Hopefully, and surely, the long-awaited vaccine will be available by then, and the world can go back to normal life. Touch wood!

  217. mubarakchan Mar 27,2020 7:27 AM

    Tun

    An important headline today, thus

    ” ECONOMISTS : EXTRAORDINARY STIMULUS NEEDED TO SAVE JOBS AND THE VULNERABLE. ”

    My suggested list includes the following :

    1. Hawkers who earn a living by selling by stationary stalls or mobile means.

    2. Wet markets stall holders

    3. Farmers and fishermen.

    4. Artisans in the building and transport industries

    5. Retrenched workers of businesses.

    6. If this Government has any Will and compassionate to keep up with Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia as regards its antiquated Bankruptcy Act 1967 which the last BN Minister misled the 300,000 young Malay bankrupts and over 300,000 others to return them to economic usefulness and productive, this is the time for the Minister of Law to do so unlike his predecessors who were purely ORNAMENTAL.

    Vide The Star. Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018. It was alleged the Minister was under the influence of financial interests to punish the bankrupts like in the 19th Century. The only country in the World to do so. Others give the bankrupts a chance to begin life again.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  218. mubarakchan Mar 27,2020 7:03 AM

    Tun

    As the days rolled by, more and more disconcerting news arising from the deleterious effects of the Covid 19 virus come to the fore. These news emanate from the leading developed countries of the World with health systems second to none. Thus

    1. ” 3.3 MILLION SEEK JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES ”

    What used to a normal 250,000 to 300,000 unemployed has now sky rocketed to 3.3 Million. This figure is an ominous sign of the damaged inflicted on the World’s largest economy which is the United States and indirectly affect all countries which sell to it.

    2. ” WE WILL NOT LET YOU DIE. WE STAND BY YOU ” So said the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. That’s the British aggressive attitude towards dealing with the Covid 19 virus.

    3. ” FRANCE IS WITHDRAWING HER TROOPS FROM IRAQ TO FIGHT THE COVID 19 VIRUS. ”

    4. ” 3,000 NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICEMEN CALLED IN SICK. ”

    New York is on the verge of a catastrophe as regards the collapse of her medical services due to the huge deluge of patients. The State with the most number of cases over 40,000 in the United States. President Trump is under pressure for his ambivalent approach to the problem. This could be his Armageddon out of the blue.

    5. ” AMERICA HAS OVERTAKEN CHINA IN THE NUMBER OF COVID 19 CASES ”

    This is bad news for the World because the United States is the centre of the World in all things especially trade. The gyrations of the Dow plays witness to the deep volatility of those who take part in this highly speculative mental form of business – a form of guide to the present and the future of the US and World business.

    6. ” SINGAPORE MOUNTS $ 34 BILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE.”

    For the very first time, Singapore is forced to dig into its carefully guarded reserves because her revenue is not sufficient to off-set her expenditure. In other words, her Economic Model has gone out of the window due to the US-China Trade War and the Covid 19 virus. A sort of Double whammy on her limited economy. But I mentioned earlier that Malaysia faces a Triple Whammy as reported by Bloomberg News eg. Unstable Politics, Low Revenue and the Covid 19 virus.

    Let us hope the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers now begin to view the seriousness of the situation affected by the invisible Covid 19 virus and organise themselves into a fighting force. Lest it maybe mistaken that they are just a bunch of free loaders, playboys, copycats, fakes, plagiarists and charlatans.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. My mind will be at rest when the Government makes the proper arrangements like 3,000 ventilators and the deployment of medical personal from China to Malaysia.

  219. mubarakchan Mar 26,2020 11:21 PM

    Tun

    Surprisingly, the Corvid 19 virus has affected the highest in the land with ease. It is time the Rakyat treat this with more seriousness. The 235 new cases today put paid to the things to come as we all expected. One jam-packed National Security Council is cumbersome and non-productive. It would have been better with two Task Forces I and II. eg

    1. Task I – Operations, logistics and procurement.

    2. Task II – Financial enhancement and socio-economic safeguards.

    Both directly reporting to the PM with his second in command as the spokesman daily.

    I looked high and low looking for the Minister of Home Affairs who used to rank No 3 in the PH Government. I now find him ranked like No 20. Something is wrong somewhere. Hence, we find the Minister of Defence exerting his status as the incognito DPM in a coterie of 3 Senior Ministers whom all assume they are DPMs or something like that.

    The cookie jar which all PMs from 2002 loved to hold is now taken care of by a fresh bank manager whom Bank Negara Malaysia once used to dictate rules and regulations to him.

    Without thousands of Malay elite, the above protocol concerning people who hold important posts is clear – round pegs for square holes, and square pegs for round holes. Non or miscommunication is bound to happen with such a topsy-turvy set-up !

    In my limited experience, I found that the best organisers are the British within their realm of budget and capability. The Yanks are expansive and do more than required – wasteful.

    Lest we forget. With 235 new cases today, there must be some urgency in finding sports stadiums and NS camps to house the expected deluge of 6,000 new cases. Or to save lives to save the economy. to import at least 3,000 ventilators complete with technicians from China. And the deployment of Chinese medical personal from China – a sensitive issue if not prepared or explained properly.

    Not only that the Task Force II should begin the unenviable task of raising huge funds for 2020 from our friends Japan and China. I takes at least 6 months for a draw-down of sizable funds. We are dealing with countries, not banks.

    The 7 football teams of 77 Ministers by giving 2 months of their salaries to charity is not good enough. They should also be the front line agents of the Government lest they be mistaken as free loaders, playboys, fakes, copycats, plagiarists or charlatans.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We are now staring at the Covid 19 virus in the face. Even tight fisted Singapore is short of S$ 17 Billion which they had to draw unwillingly from their precious reserves. Their Minister Wong broke down in tears not for the sake of anything but in his mind, the draw-down of their precious reserves. This clear showed the huge disruption of once reliable economic models now turned useless by both the Trade War and the Covid 19 virus.

    One rich man said the Covid 19 virus was sent to teach and remind us that we have forgotten the principles of morals which have been discarded by the millennials in recent times..

  220. twinpeaks Mar 26,2020 8:03 PM

    On bond issues.

    Lately, the Malaysian government seem to be intent on issuing Islamic bonds in the billions of Ringgit. Of course, these bonds if I am not mistaken are tied to ownership of certain assets (.. what assets would that be??), unlike traditional bonds.

    Remember, the country is still heavily indebted from the IMDB missing debt, not yet fully paid back to bond holders.

    These bond issue undoubtedly related to the attempt to raise cash for the present health crisis. Unfortunately, the government is going to have a big debt headache once this health crisis is over.

    But who is going to complain when you get free money, eh? That’s the Malaysian mindset.

  221. HBT456 Mar 26,2020 6:48 PM

    Singapore public and private health care systems are very much similar to M’sia, and please leave out the mentality of tuan dan agama out of this pandemic crisis first.

  222. HBT456 Mar 26,2020 6:13 PM

    Its a global pandemic, its not about whose fault now.

    Please put politics and different of political ideologies and economical models a side, and stay as MY UNITED to contain the virus first by testing, testing, testing, isolate, isolate, isolate as fast as we could to flatten the curve.

    Stop all those finger pointings in media that could worsen the situation even worst.

  223. HBT456 Mar 26,2020 6:06 PM

    twinpeaks Mar 26,2020 2:15 PM

    On global recession.

    Singapore, the canary in the mineshaft of trade-dependent Asian economies, is expecting a contraction of 3.0% in its annual gross domestic production for 2020. That’s down from 0.5% forecast just before the health crisis.

    That doesn’t sound too good for Malaysia either.

    Imported cases from countries that have high infection are on the rise rapidly and the passengers too might get infected when travelled by air too.

    Hence, many countries have no choice but shut their border to flatten the curve.

    What about malaysia?

  224. twinpeaks Mar 26,2020 2:15 PM

    On global recession.

    Singapore, the canary in the mineshaft of trade-dependent Asian economies, is expecting a contraction of 3.0% in its annual gross domestic production for 2020. That’s down from 0.5% forecast just before the health crisis.

    That doesn’t sound too good for Malaysia either.

  225. mubarakchan Mar 26,2020 11:52 AM

    Tun

    Our Malaysian Government with its 7 football teams of 77 Ministers has come up with major moves to counter the COVID 19 virus like the MCO and the Bank Negara Malaysia’s initiatives to help the customers of the banks etc but sorely lacking in its organisation to deal with such a major all embracing crisis.

    The notable absence is the Task Force I to deal with the operations and logistics against this Covid 19 virus war.

    Then the Task Force II to deal with the financial logistics and the socio-economics.

    These two Task Forces should have been established in January/February 2020. Yet even today, these are notably absent. As a result, the Minister of Defence, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Prime Minister and the D-G Ministry of Health all seem to be loose cannons which fired off at will and at their own tempo.

    Be that as it may, huge amounts of money are now proposed by the United States, the United Kingdom, France etc. to blanket out the deleterious economic effects of this Covid 19 virus.

    Yet, the Federal Government is silent on its funding which we all know must be diminishing day by day due to the falling prices of petroleum and other commodities.

    It is time for Task Force II to be established to prepare for friendly funding from Japan and China. This should not be left until a default faces the Government in the face.

    The financial aspect of our Government’s armoury has now taken a front seat. There are pundits who predict that the price of petroleum may drop down to US$ 10 per barrel since all the major countries of the World are either on lock-downs or later. Many more dire predictions have been presented on the world economy in 2020.

    Even Singapore is now on the brink of using its much guarded and precious reserves for the very first time.

    Hopefully, our Federal Government realises the importance and urgency which are affecting countries all over the World.

    Our beloved Malaysia must be abreast in all the developments and in the forefront of all actions to kill the Covid 10 virus. Our 31 million Rakyat depend on the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers to do their job and exercise their responsibilities seriously who should not be mistaken for free loaders, play-boys, fakes, copy-cats, plagiarists and charlatans.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem, Now is the time for the Government to raise lines of credit from our friends Japan and China. As Jean-Claude Trichet, ex-President EU Central Bank said yesterday,’ You now have to spend and spend. !’

  226. mubarakchan Mar 25,2020 1:40 PM

    Tun

    The favourite quote of the Malaysian unionist the late P.P. Narayanan, ” Crisis arises Opportunity ‘. This is exactly the situation which I observe in our beloved Malaysia today.

    This Covid 19 virus experience which now affects all Malaysians, tests the mettle and the resolve of us in uniting and fighting a dangerous and invisible enemy. With the collective will thus engendered, we will defeat the Covid 19 virus like anyone else on the globe.

    But the most revealing aspect of this crisis has been the fact that at all times in crisis or otherwise, we Malaysian must unite as one and act as one or play as one for the betterment of all concerned. There is no free lunch for anyone outside the norm. Instead of hundreds of free loaders, fakes, play-boys, copy-cats, plagiarists and charlatans, there should be thousands of Malay elite, proud and strong ready to enter any fray or battle in conjunction with the non-Malay elite. This is what our revered Constitution says so. There are no two ways about this. Only one Way. With unity, harmony and peace, greatness will come to Malaysia and her Rakyat sooner rather than later.

    The progress of the future of our beloved Malaysia has fallen on the frail shoulders of her Rakyat. The dependence on the wealth of her natural resources is a thing of the past. The dependence will rest on the vision, innovation, creation and compassion of all concerned.

    Top leaders of this calibre should lead Malaysia out of the depths of incarceration onto the sunshine and blue sky of success as befits a society like ours, unique and one of the 4 most important countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    All these countries are fine examples of countries with limited natural resources which made good because of the vision, innovation, creation and compassion of their inhabitants. Our beloved Malaysia should follow suit. No problem.

    With a clear and easily understandable template or model. our beloved Malaysia should be on her way towards the stars in a matter of a few years after going through the dungeons of the rape of our financial system which was worse than the Rape of Sabine women of ancient Rome, the wanton politicking for Power and the worst of all, the Covid 19 virus enemy.

    Being normal human beings, we Malaysians must surely have seen the dangers of abuses or excesses which should steer us back to the straight and the narrow – the norm of ethics, standards, propriety, filial piety, morals etc. when greed and other animal instincts would be eschewed in favour of the right virtues.

    We Malaysians have done this before through the centuries when the revered Sultans of old held sway and decent and distinguished Prime Ministers were in command 1957-2003, just 4 of them, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Naturally, all Malaysians look beyond the present Covid 19 virus crisis to better times ahead which can only be achieved with the right and proper Leadership.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Unity out of Diversity.

  227. mubarakchan Mar 24,2020 11:02 PM

    Tun

    KUDOS TO BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA FOR ENCOURAGING THE BANKS TO GIVE A 6 MONTHS HOLIDAY FOR HOUSE LOANS, SME AND OTHERS.

    This is the finest gesture of all. Eventually the banks will not lose because keeping their customers alive and contribute to their coffers is more important than killing them who will give them no money anymore. Common sense.

    Yet this fine gesture struck a discordant chord because it is again a one off thing which should have been launched by the Prime Minister altogether with the other Ad Hoc announcements days ago I suppose it is better late than never.

    This is the time the ultimate time for all Malaysians to come together and unite to work hard and successfully again for the survival of our unique Society.

    Before all these catastrophes befell us like the power politicking and the Covid 19 virus, I had reminded my fellow citizens that since 9 May 2018, our beloved Malaysia is one of the four most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. We are still there. Nothing will push us off this pedestal. The only thing remaining is to work together to establish ourselves firmly on this pedestal where we rightfully belong. ‘Crisis, Opportunity’ as the ancients said. A quote much loved by P.P. Narayanan, a leading unionist of Malaysia sometime ago.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Strange, it seems the COVID 19 virus is susceptible to heat and humidity in the Tropics.

  228. twinpeaks Mar 24,2020 11:18 AM

    On health crisis response.

    Under more ordinary circumstances, what fiscal and monetary responses governments in many countries are now taking, will be considered insane and unsustainable by themselves. But the latest virus has not only succeeded in injecting death to many people, a lot of whom have died due to age and existing lack of immunity (but also due to the stupidity of of a lot more by gathering in mass numbers like going for swim at the beaches in Sydney or parks in Canada or pubs and restaurants in the UK, despite lock down orders by their own authorities). Billions of Dollars, Yens, Pounds and Euros have been pledged to counter what in effect is a health crisis, that will remain a crisis for as long as there is no vaccine in sight. Unfortunately, the contagion succeeded in shutting down the economies of both the industrialized and non-industrialized world. Stock markets and currencies are therefore spooked by the prospect of coming recessions, and governments act with their knee-jerk and populist manners, and all financial discipline suddenly is no longer adhered to.

    The problem with this insane behavior, is this. Once the stock markets and currencies have recovered, and they inevitably will even if we don’t do anything except wait, as they are in cycles (but people ignore this or they don’t understand cycles), then those countries that have spent so much will be left with a big headache. And debt headaches don’t go away after the virus leaves the room.

    For once, it is good to see the commie China government (whose country started the latest global health crisis) refusing to use their vast financial reserves to support their currency just in case it starts to weaken. But they said they will (or won’t they). Miraculously, the Yuan is still holding up, unlike the Ringgit and other Asian currencies. As always, currencies and stock markets are money markets, and money markets always behave the way they do.

    The difficulty facing a country like Malaysia is that, given its limited financial resources, it has to make choice. If the health crisis persists (especially people do not stay at home, and no vaccine is found yet) for the coming months and perhaps years, will the government start to leave financial discipline and throw all its limited financial resources in supporting the weakened economy. By doing this, it will be giving support to an economy that under more normal (without panic) circumstances would not make sense at all. I still believe that an economy would be strong because it deserves to be strong and not because it receives government financial support. Doing so is equivalent to bailing out inherently weak and non-performing companies (like Malaysia Airlines, for instance), companies that should not be operating as they don’t make economic sense being in business (unless they change their business operations).

    And who is going to pay for all the bills, now still only PLEDGED but not yet spent, once they are actually given out. I have not heard any of the money pledged by the UK Finance Minister recently being given out to businesses, as in truth it was simply done to support the low confidence in the London stock market (an arena of the rich class, to protect their investments). Little actual details have been given out. In the U.S., promises of handing out a thousand dollar cheque to every American adult is simply hot air, designed to reassure the public that the government is GOING to do everything humanly possible. Again, to support the tumbling investments of the rich in Wall Street.

    Back here in Malaysia, citizens want the new Prime Minister to spend all it can to give actual money to people to are going to lose their means of income. Shouldn’t they be working(?) And they protest when they hear that the government are mobilizing the army to ensure people stay at home, instead of prolonging the health crisis.

  229. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 11:27 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS

    I like your fine and balanced comment.

    If the Government has no money, then it can stop payments to the big infrastructural works like the MRT around KL and others for 3 months during this virus crisis to balance its books. Saving lives is more than saving big projects.

  230. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 10:45 PM

    Tun

    What is wrong with the Federal Government which does not seem to know how to formulate Policies ?

    Since its advent, this Federal Government has not established an all important Ops Room next to the PMO or a Task Force to deal with the COVID 19 virus or at least 2 Government announcements by the PM daily or a Comprehensive Fiscal Policy like in US, UK, Australia, France, Spain, Singapore, etc. or a Policy to deal with ever-rising patients and deaths etc.

    What we got were long winded speeches with no substance, a Minister who asked us to drink warm water to kill the virus, the Minister of Defence who has nothing to do with the matter at hand, pushing for soldiers to come into action which gave rise to unwarranted fears from the Rakyat, an Ad Hoc announcement on EPF which is wrong and generally no Policy on dealing with the overall or comprehensive problem of the COVID 19 virus which has befallen on us. If the Ministers cannot act as a Team behind the Prime Minister, then the 77 members should give others a chance to do so.

    Latest headline, ” MTUC SLAMS MUHYIDDIN’S EPF ANNOUNCEMENT ”

    This EPF announcement is one-off, Ad Hoc and unfair.

    It is wrong in this dire situation for the Prime Minister to say that the Rakyat use ITS OWN MONEY TO SAVE THEMSELVES. Take it or leave it. THE ONUS IS ON THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH ITS POWERS TO RAISE ENOUGH FUNDS TO ALLEVIATE THE PRESENT SUFFERINGS OF THE RAKYAT. IT IS NOT RIGHT BY ANY MEASURE THAT THE RAKYAT SHOULD USE THEIR OWNED HARD EARNED SAVINGS TO SAVE THEMSELVES.

    That’s the problem when our beloved Malaysia has no Malay elite by the thousands and now left with hundreds of play-boys, fakes, copy cats, plagiarists, free loaders and charlatans with no mind-sets.

    President Trump is mulling over to give each US citizen US$ 1,000.and banned all foreclosures and rent collecting. The British Chancellor Exchequer gave a blank cheque to help the British people. France stopped payments of rents, utilities and loans.

    OUR PRIME MINISTER ASKED ALL MALAYSIANS TO USE THEIR OWN HARD-EARNED MONEY TO SAVE THEMSELVES ! What happened to all the money with the Government since 1957 ?

    WHAT HAS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA GOT TO OFFER TO THIS SMALL PEOPLE’S CRISIS ? But silent and quiet 77 Ministers with no Leader. If anything, hardly any Government stimulant.

    EVEN THE COMMERCIAL BANKS CAME OUT TO DO THEIR OWN THING SEPARATELY AND HAPHAZARDLY !

    THERE IS NO UNITY OF PURPOSE OR OF THE WILL BY THE GOVERNMENT EVEN AT THIS LATE STAGE IN DEALING WITH A DANGEROUS ENEMY. IT HAS NO IDEAS, INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION. They do not even COPY OTHERS for the common good. 77 Ministers of free loaders in the jaws of the invisible Covid 19 virus !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  231. twinpeaks Mar 23,2020 10:27 PM

    On Malaysian government response to crisis.

    It is very easy for the Prime Minister or his Finance Minister to just spit out a huge figure like RM500 Billion and then followed by RM300 Billion and so on, essentially without thinking out through the far-reaching consequence to the country’s future finances. Do remember that Malaysia is not yet an industrialized country on the level of say the United Kingdom, Germany or France. Malaysia is not even yet on the same level as Spain, South Korea, or Taiwan, industrially. Those countries can afford to spend, because they have the money to spend. Most countries in Southeast Asia, including Singapore have not done so, for good reason.

    Malaysia must be careful financially. Just a few months ago, the previous government was sweating on getting a few billions Dollars stolen and hidden outside the country. Yes, just a few billions. And that was a big deal for its finances, according to the previous Finance Minister.

    Malaysia must find a way that can alleviate the people’s inevitable financial problem as a result of unemployment and inadequate household/personal saving, without hurting its future finances and industrial growth. It needs to be creative, and so far the government have not followed other Western countries as far as fiscal and monetary responses are concerned. For good reasons too.

    The government knows best how to find the RIGHT solution for the country. It has many experts to get the opinions from, inside and outside the country. It has to do this properly, and not in a panicky, knee-jerk way. Otherwise, it will end up like Argentina of Asia.

    So far, so good.

  232. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 10:06 PM

    Tun

    This is the latest and most important headline for us all which I hoped could be avoided, thus

    ” DEATH TOLL RISES TO 14 WITH 212 NEW CASES RECORDED. ”

    This is no time for the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers to be silent or keep quiet. It is a time for quick and serious action by all to fight the invisible COVID 19 virus. We the Rakyat do not need invisible Cabinet Ministers to fight an invisible enemy. If the cap does not fit, please do not wear it. LET OTHERS WHO ARE CAPABLE TAKE-OVER.

    As I pleaded many times before, the Government should do the following now because there is no time to waste :-

    1. REHABILITATE THE NS CAMPS.

    2. ARRANGE WITH CHINA TO BORROW 1,000 OR MORE VENTILATORS WITH THE TECHNICIANS.

    3. ARRANGE WITH CHINA TO DEPLOY MEDICAL PERSONNAL TO MALAYSIA. It takes time to convince the constituents on this which is very important.

    4. HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE FISCAL POLICY TO ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERINGS OF THE RAKYAT LIKE THEIR INCOMES, HOUSE LOANS BORROWINGS HOLIDAY, TAX RELIEF ETC. THIS IS GOOD FOR MORALE.

    5. ARRANGE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO KEEP THE ECONOMY GOING AND SAVE LIVES TO SAVE THE ECONOMY.

    If the 77 Cabinet Ministers are not fit for the job, please let others take-over. This is not the time to politik. This shows free loaders, fakes, play boys, copy cats, plagiarists, and charlatans rule over us.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  233. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 2:44 PM

    Tun

    Here is an example that the present Federal Government is so very big being 7 football teams of 77 Ministers that communications and personal touch is lost in the wash, thus.

    ” MOH WAS NOT AWARE OF TABLIGH GATHERING (OF 12,000) UNTIL INFOMRED BY BRUNEI GOVERNMENT SAYS D-G ” MALAY MAIL.

    An unbelievable state of affairs when there was no communication between the MOH and the Ministry of Interior concerning large gatherings of people on the one hand in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic which was known throughout the World since January 2020.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  234. twinpeaks Mar 23,2020 11:34 AM

    On global response to Covid-19 crisis.

    It seems that the entire world is now in panic. That’s exactly the reaction that virus wants from humankind, panic. If there is one thing that leaders can do right now in their own countries, it is to tell their citizens that they should not panic and should stop pointing fingers at each other, and call for solidarity. Stop the politicking right now. This is not a time to say who is better than others. Politics is not the center stage now.

    Just let the authorities do their work. I am sure the have enough experts to work out the best solutions for everyone. It is not as if the leaders have died. They are still there. So, bipartisan support is required from both government and opposition leaders as well as their supporters must let the leaders do their work and just follow what have been decided. It is not general elections time and no one is voting (except maybe HBT456).

  235. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 8:48 AM

    Tun

    Here is another telling headline by Nikkei Asian Review, this

    ” MALAYSIA’S FRUSTRATED SECOND LEADERS PULL OFF POLITICAL COUP ”

    When our beloved Malaysia has not got thousands of real Malay elite, we end up with free loaders, play boys, copy cats, plagiarists , and charlatans to rule over us.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  236. mubarakchan Mar 23,2020 8:10 AM

    Tun

    The 6 a.m. Bloomberg News this morning described Malaysia as being hit by a TRIPLE WHAMMY. Normally, a DOUBLE WHAMMY is bad enough. But a Triple Whammy is just about the very worst. What is Bloomberg referring to in its headline ?

    The First Whammy must be the Malaysian Politics in turmoil created by the fakes, playboys, plagiarists, copy cats, free loaders and charlatans. There is no shortage of these trouble-makes, morons and detractors nowadays in public Malaysia. What is glaringly absent is the thousands of Malay elite to give our beloved Malaysia a real meaning and a complete picture of capability and efficiency.

    The Second Whammy is the invisible COVID 19 virus. Our invisible Government is assumed by all to fight an all out War against the invisible enemy Covid 19 virus. Out of 7 football teams of 77 Ministers, the Government managed to present only the Minister of Defence who was fully armed with a water pistol. He shot blanks. So much so, the Rakyat is afraid his watery words might turn into real bullets. Besides, they alleged this fellow was a 3rd Tier Minister in the BN Government 2004-2018 ! Does this mean that a Form 5 fellow can only employ a Form 4 fellow which is well-known in the corporate World ?

    WHERE DOES THAT FELLOW WHO ASKED ALL TO DRINK WARM WATER TO KILL THE COVID 19 VIRUS FIT IN ? The kindergarten ?

    The Third Whammy which goes without saying, must be the infamous financial rape of the Federal Government coffers 2004-2018 – worst than the Rape of the Sabine Women in Ancient Rome. Later, it was reported they enjoyed it. But in the Malaysian scenario, we do not. Strangely, Malaysians are complacent about this. The rest of the World look upon this with disgust and horror that such self-perpetrated acts could happened suddenly in a well-administered country like our beloved Malaysia 1957-2003.

    As I always said about people occupying public jobs, IF THE CAP FITS WEAR IT. Otherwise let those who are capable and can deliver take over.

    AS I SEE IT, ONLY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN, TAN SRI RAFIDAH AZIZ AND DATO SERI SHARIL REDZA RIDZUAN ARE CAPABLE TO ADMINISTER OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA if we, the rich and the poor are not going to be impoverished further by people who are only FREE LOADERS WITH NO MIND-SETS OPERATING IGNORANTLY IN A TRIPLE WHAMMY SITUATION. Frightening when one is aware of the impoverishment of all our assets ALL THE TIME BY INERTIA AND INACTION.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    The problem with our beloved Malaysia today is that instead of having thousands of real Malay elite, we ended up with thousands of fakes, playboys, copy-cats, plagiarists, free loaders and charlatans ! For instance, the Cabinet already has 7 football teams of 77 Ministers who are free loaders. This sort of image as presented by the Bloomberg will bring higher finance costs, loss of credibility and a complete lack of investors interest because we are an Open Economy which these 77 free loading footballers do not understand.

  237. mubarakchan Mar 21,2020 5:36 PM

    Tun

    Many are now asking the alleged question, ” IS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, DATO DR ADHAM BABA A QUALIFIED DOCTOR ? “. It is alleged he said on the night of 19 March 2020 that he prescribed drinking warm water when mixed with the gastric juices would kill the COVID 19 virus. A World’s First Discovery by a Malaysian ?

    Now and then, I reminded my grand-daughter to think before she spoke because words which tumbled out of her mouth cannot be retrieved again. It is exactly like a gun firing blanks.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  238. mubarakchan Mar 21,2020 5:19 PM

    Tun

    May I say the following ?

    ” PLEASE STAND UP THOSE WHO DID NOT DRINK WARM WATER TO KILL THE COVID 19 VIRUS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH. THOSE WHO DID AND ARE NOW SIX FEET UNDERGROUND. STAY PUT. RIP.”

    Jokes aside, Tun, it seems some have mind-sets which treat others as fools or below them in intellect. This lack of elitism and egalitarianism in the 7 football teams of 77 Ministers of the Cabinet bears heavily on the capability of the Cabinet to rule and govern over us, the 31 millions Malaysians. This farcical example showed a lack of respect to the millions of fellow compatriots who had served or are now serving. Time and time again, some in high positions did not seem to understand they were in the position to serve and not to grand-stand or make fun of others to the disgust of all.

    The clarion call for War against the COVID 19 virus has been out for some time around the World and even in this country. Yet, major mistakes have been made which will now fall on the innocent and ignorant Rakyat to bear.

    1. The Government should by now have prepared socio-economic measures which the US, the UK, Australia etc have adopted and will implement.

    2. Make arrangements with China to prepare sufficient ventilators, medical supplies and MEDICAL PERSONNAL for eventual deployment to Malaysia. It is time for the Government with its 77 Ministers to prepare their constituents to accept this eventuality. Forewarned is forearmed in a country full of free-loaders, bigots, copy-cats, plagiarists, and charlatans.

    3. I have exhorted many times to rehabilitate the NS camps. Strangely, I have never seen one NS camp in pictures.

    4. Supplies of foodstuffs and medical supplies must be kept in stock by the Government through support to the food and medical suppliers at all times.

    5. All essential service, security, utilities and communications are kept running.

    6. No Task Force with an Ops Room is evident. Have they all disappeared to the golf course ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The 7 football teams of Cabinet Ministers must have a feel of what goes on around them. It is their duties to do so and act quickly and accordingly without fear or favour.

  239. twinpeaks Mar 21,2020 4:26 PM

    On Malaysians response to crisis.

    It is interesting to observe how ordinary Malaysians react to emergencies in their lives. When they had jobs and money, no one bother to save up for the rainy days.

    Just blame everything on the government. It is the same throughout the world, especially in the UK, Europe and the US. No one ever save up (!!!). Also, no one ever thought of how to take care of their own health. Eat as much and anything you like, and when you fall ill, just blame it on the national health system if people start dying.

    Just typical..

  240. mubarakchan Mar 21,2020 1:50 AM

    Tun

    How many noticed that there is a dire lack of Malay elite in this COVID 19 virus crisis ? We only see the Minister of Health who is a retired general practitioner and a Civil Servant, the Director-General giving their views of the latest situation. We lack thousands of Malay elite to complete the whole picture of a balanced beloved Malaysia.

    We have no epidemiologist, no tropical medicine specialist or microbiologist or, clinical psychologist or preventive medicine & hygiene specialist etc trained in the most reputable medical research centres of the World.

    Our country with the experience arising from the present COVID 19 virus crisis will have to review its needs of enhancing our medical frontiers which require help most. In the main, an advanced country has many centres of medical specialities. Our beloved Malaysia should now follow suit and revive the moribund Institute of Medical Research which slowly declined down the slippery slope since the United States Army Medical Unit Walter Reed Washington departed in 1982. This left the IMR animal house unfunded and neglected. Without a proper animal house, no proper medical research can take place.

    Since then, free loaders have got on board the gravy train. A good example is the RM 1 Million Hitachi engine flying motorcar, or the RM 13 Million titanium cycle made for one to win the virtual Tokyo Olympics gold medaro or the RM 23 Million special telescope to see through the clouded sky of Malaysia just for this BSc from remote Christchurch, New Zealand. The lucky recipient has since gravitated to a cushy UN job in Vienna where the World’s best coffee is served via the canyons of New York. With this crisis, it is expected free loaders depending of the Federal Government largesse will be shown the door.

    The Jury is still out on their judgement of the fun and games period of our beloved Malaysia 2004-2018. What we are aware of is that there is no moneymen or medical experts in the 7 football teams of Cabinet Minister. DOES THIS MEAN THEY ARE ALL FREE LOADERS ? I seem to detect one or two confirmed ones who seem to be on board even proven to be ineffective. I wonder what is the secret of their success, a pret5y face or what ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. But only with free loaders.

  241. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 11:33 PM

    Tun

    The latest headline from the EU states that the ECB is preparing a Euro 820 Billion package to counter the deleterious economic effects of the COVID 19 virus. Christine Lagarde the ECB Chief reduced the interest rate at first but the exhortations of the EU countries forced her to come up with this huge package today.

    I always thought Lagarde is a bit of a fake who is a trained lawyer. The other fakes are Aung San Suji and Malala

    London is on the verge of a lock-down with the police being assigned to the supermarkets in preparation of this eventuality.

    And our Federal Government is still in a somnolent mood without realising that one day, the number of affected patients may jump. Then, as usual ad hoc measures would be taken. Too little too late would be the response. Extension of the Lock-down is no panacea to this proble because it is War against an invisible enemy which all must understand.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  242. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 8:47 PM

    Tun

    Nearly a week is up. The response by the Government to kill the COVID 19 virus is minimal apart from the Lock-down of the whole country. The exhortations from the top Leadership, the civic and religious leaders were silent. Hence, the general populace looked upon this Humongous Crisis affecting our beloved Malaysia too light-heartedly.

    And in response, out of the blue, the Minister of Defence out of his own volition suggested the deployment of soldiers to enforce the immobility of the populace in accordance to the Lock-down. This is wrong. The soldiers were trained for a different purpose. They should be deployed to guard important and essential Government offices and installations eg. Dewan Rakyat, Putrajaya, all State Governments secretariats, power and communication installations, water-works, important rail networks, airports etc. Let the PDRM do the job of dealing with the civilian populace for which they were trained to do.

    To this day, there is no supremo running the show, no ops. room, no Task Force, no Policy to alleviate the financial and physical sufferings of the Rakyat etc. No call for Unity and Coalition to deal face on problems of the expected and the unexpected. This is the worse kind of governance ever happened in this land. And nothing from 7 football teams of Ministers on call. Visiting hospitals is no panacea to the Humongous Crisis now enveloping the country by leaps and bounds.

    I urged the rehabilitation of the NS camps and the borrowing of thousands of ventilators complete with technicians from China. No response. I urged the Government to instruct the banks as an overall Policy to give a 3 months holiday to all house loans borrowers like in the US and the UK. Again, no response. The residential Hainanese beast HBT456 even mocked my comments. This showed the Government is not effective in getting through to the thick numbskulls.

    Today, President Trump is seeking an additional US$ 1 Trillion to counter the COVID 19 virus. His Administration has put swift Policies into place and he himself gave briefings during the day to the whole of America. The Americans know exactly what their President is doing unlike our PM who should have appointed one Minister to be the Supremo.

    By now there should have been a review of the Budget to discover the additional money left over from cancelled projects due to the COVID 19 virus. Yet, nothing is heard about this which should not take more than a day !

    Surprisingly, a high Government official said today that the COVID 19 virus maybe ‘plateauing’ to use his word of ignorance. How does he to know that this invisible virus will plateau in the face of facts from Italy, Spain, Iran and South Korea. Already our beloved Malaysia has the 4th highest number of cases in Asia being China, Iran, South Korea and Malaysia.

    Complacency by top officials in our beloved Malaysia’s War against the COVID 18 virus clearly showed the lack of Malay elite in a time of need. This is the pay-back time for all the fun and games during 2004-2018 when the top rulers of the land never had it so good. Now we the rich and the poor all suffer for the sins of the very few minority.

    Forewarned is forearmed in security, health, sovereignty, finance etc are important watchwords for these virtues in good governance. No more. No less.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  243. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 2:04 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM ON MY COMMENT ON THE HUMONGOUS CRISIS

    The three banks Maybank, Public Bank and CIMB which I mentioned as offering assistance to their customers in this crisis, actually these offers are very restrictive and exclusive and might not even see the light of day. These are just a PR exercise for the public.

    THESE MALAYSIAN BANKS OFFERS ARE UNLIKE THOSE US AND UK BANKS WHICH GIVE TO ALL HOUSE LOANS BORROWERS A 3 MONTHS HOLIDAY. The American and British Public are given real Government support with transparency for all borrowers. The publicity given to these 3 Malaysian banks do not fit the bill unlike the US and the UK banks.

    IT IS TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO DECLARE A PROPER POLICY OF MORATORIUM FOR ALL THE LONG SUFFERING HOUSE LOANS BORROWERS AND PERMIT THE BANKS TO GIVE ALL A 3 MONTHS HOLIDAY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  244. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 11:45 AM

    Tun

    FOR THE 7 FOOTBALL TEAMS OF MINISTERS IN THE MALAYSIAN FEDERAL CABINET.

    This the urgent CLARION CALL is for the unfeeling 77 Ministers to wake up to battle the COVID 19 virus like any other country around the World

    THIS HUMONGOUS CRISIS HAS BEEN WITH US SINCE DECEMBER 2019. It’s now March 2020.

    Please note YBs you have your work cut out for you which is to save our beloved Malaysia and her 31 millions Rakyat in its entirety as your duties and responsibilities without fear or favour.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  245. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 10:28 AM

    Tun

    Here are more scintillating headlines from around the World except from our beloved Malaysia which 77 Cabinet Ministers seemed to have been frozen into apathy and inaction. Where is the General who should be seen fighting the COVID 19 virus every day on TV ?

    The headlines thus,

    1. ” VIRUS IS AN ECONOMIC EMERGENCY TOO “. FT.

    2. ” US WARMS TO RAINING HELICOPTER MONEY ON US ” The Star

    3. ” SHOCKING PUBLIC APATHY ” The Star. When the top Leadership with its 7 football Teams of Ministers are apathetic, the citizens are apathetic too. Do they know how to lead in War Time or not ? This COVID 19 virus is not going to go away if no drastic action is taken.

    APATHY HURTS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S WHEREWITHAL AND CREDIBILITY AS A WORTHY NATION OF THE WORLD BECAUSE WE HAVE AN OPEN ECONOMY WHICH IS ALREADY AFFECTED BY THE IMMATURITY OF MALAYSIAN POLITICS AS VIEW BY THE OUTSIDER.

    4. ” PUBLIC BANK OFFERS RELIEF AID FOR LOAN REPAYMENT UNDER COVID 19 ”

    5. ” CIMB OFFER UP TO SIX MONTHS MORATORIUM ON LOAN REPAYMENTS TO COVID 19 VIRUS. ”

    Maybank, Public Bank and CIMB put the Government of Malaysia to shame for coming out with relief offers to the long suffering Rakyat of our beloved Malaysia.

    The Government should have initiated this compassionate move long ago instead of individual private banks doing their own thing separately and haphazardly.

    THERE MUST BE UNITY OF WILL AND PURPOSE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S CABINET – NOT JUST A COUPLE OF NAMES ETC.

    THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE COME UP WITH A POLICY WHICH EMBRACES ALL BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GIVING MORATORIUMS FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS IN THIS POOR ECONOMY. This clearly shows the inexperienced 77 amateurs known as Ministers now ruling over us in the Government and its Cabinet.

    No experience. No feeling. No ideas. No vision. No innovation. No creation. No compassion. No NOTHING !

  246. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 9:49 AM

    Tun

    Many Malaysians by now would have noticed that President Trump of the United States, a country which is much larger than Malaysia, gave daily briefings on the US Government’s actions dealing with the COVID 19 virus with his full Team.

    Our Government officially announced that there is a meeting once a week on this dangerous threat against our country which is smaller than most American States. It is time that our mind-sets are attuned to the fact that we must behave normally to the reality of Life.

    What do these 7 football teams of 77 Ministers do in a lock-down of the country inclusive of all the 13 State Governments ? Helping the spouses to do some house-keeping or play golf ?

    War Time in British terms means 24 hour attention to duties and responsibilities !

  247. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 9:23 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE HUMONGOUS CRISIS

    The Latest headlines from around the World, thus

    ” ECB TO BUY BACK EURO 750 BILLION BONDS ”

    ” QANTAS SUSPENDS ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ”

    ” VIRGIN CANCELS ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ”

    Where are you the Federal Government’s 7 football teams of amateurs ? Apart from the lock-down, what measures have you with 77 heads put together to ease the financial and the physical sufferings of the Rakyat, 31 millions innocent living souls ?

    THIS IS AN ALL OUT WAR AGAINST AN INVISIBLE ENEMY THE COVID 19 VIRUS WHICH ALL COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA UNDERSTOOD BECAUSE THEIR LEADERS UNDERSTOOD THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION.

    Have we got the right General to win the War for our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat, 31 millions of us ? This no ordinary time but WAR TIME !

  248. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 1:12 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE HUMONGOUS CRISIS.

    A headline from France to fight the COVID 19 virus, thus

    ” FRANCE SUSPENDS RENTS, TAXES AND UTILITIES “.

    Where are you beloved Malaysia ?

  249. mubarakchan Mar 19,2020 1:03 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE HUMONGOUS crisis.

    The latest headlines from America and Hungary, thus

    ” ALL FORECLOSURES AND DEBT COLLECTIONS SUSPENDED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL ” in the United States.

    ” YOU SAVE LIVES YOU SAVE THE ECONOMY ” Bill Ackerman of Pershing Square Capital who is in favour of a complete lock-down of USA.

    ” HUNGARY ANNOUNCED A MORATORIUM FOR ALL LOANS TIL THE END OF 2020 ”

    ” MAYBANK OFFERS MORATORIUM TO BORROWERS FOR DISCUSSION. ” Well-done Maybank. Shows you have heart !

  250. mubarakchan Mar 18,2020 11:26 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE HUMONGOUS CRISIS

    I have urged many times before thus

    ” REHABILITATE THE NS CAMPS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. ” Do it now because the hospitals will be overwhelmed by the deluge of over 100 patients daily !

  251. mubarakchan Mar 18,2020 11:10 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON THE HUMONGOUS CRISIS

    BOTH THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE MINISTER OF HEALTH SHOULD BE IN BEIJING THIS VERY MOMENT NEGOTIATING TO BRING IN THE THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS WITH THE TECHNICIANS AFTER FLYING THERE IN THE SUPERBLY EQUIPPED JET MADE FOR TWO ! Time is of the Essence !

  252. mubarakchan Mar 18,2020 11:03 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    You are right of course with the details of facts and ideas dealing with our beloved Malaysia’s humongous crisis. We are all inside the lion’s mouth. I suggest only a few points to deal with this never seen before Crisis, thus

    1. THE BEST MIND-SETS IN THE LAND SHOULD LEAD THE GOVERNMENT BEING OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN, TAN SRI RAFIDAH AZIZ, DATO SERI SHARIL REDZA RIDZUAN AND THEIR TEAMS.

    We do not need 7 football teams with no mind-set to rule over us because fellows who passed Form 5 only employ Form 4 people.

    2. ONLY BRITAIN’S BORIS JOHNSON DECLARED AN ALL OUT WAR AGAINST THE COVID 19 VIRUS. Britain’s economy is not even in the dumps like our beloved Malaysia’s !

    3. a) BRING IN THE THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS BORROWED FROM CHINA WITH ALL THE TECHNICIANS IMMEDIATELY. Where is the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of Health ?

    b) TELL THE BANKS TO GIVE ALL HOUSE LOANS BORROWERS A 3 MONTHS HOLIDAY LIKE IN THE US AND THE UK. This is good for citizens morale at no cost to the Government.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  253. twinpeaks Mar 18,2020 7:58 PM

    On Indonesia’s insanity.

    Having infected hundreds, if not potentially thousands, of people from their insane religious gathering in Kuala Lumpur, the same organizers are AGAIN gathering similarly in Indonesia RIGHT NOW (!!). We know these people are insane, but the Indonesian government is even more culpable, for they could have stopped the lunatics and their followers.

  254. twinpeaks Mar 18,2020 1:55 PM

    On Malaysia’s crisis response.

    If there is one thing that needs to be carefully but speedily planned out now is that both Bank Negara and the Finance Ministry must decide what the best course of action should be, in view of the unenviable weak treasury financial position at the moment. It is understood that as at the beginning of the year, there is some RM900 billion in the country’s banking system available to be utilized for sovereign debt purchase. The issue here is not so much about the amount available, but rather the priority.

    There are two sets of problems facing the government right now – huge corporate liquidity problem and huge unemployment. Both require the same response. Unfortunately, the country, unless it goes out with a begging bowl to other countries or the IMF, will not be able to service both at the same time. So it will need to choose between saving the business sector or saving the unemployed.

    Going by the response so far, it looks like the government is going for the latter. Sooner or later then it will have to tap the sovereign debt route, and the banking system will ultimately be primarily utilized for that purpose.

    It is a question of whether it is better to give directly to the hungry the fish, or to save the fishing boat that employs the hungry to buy their own fish.

    The clock is ticking fast.

  255. twinpeaks Mar 17,2020 11:06 PM

    On Malaysia’s response to Covid-19 crisis.

    It is a relief that there is some safety net for workers who will be laid off soon, not much at least they will keep buying and stay alive for a while. But what about the employers themselves… who will support their financial woes when they have to continue paying payrolls and outstanding bank borrowings?

    The central bank on March 3 cut the overnight policy rate or OPR down to 2.5%, but this is designed for the future recovery of businesses and the economy. It doesn’t really help those companies in trouble very soon, once sales revenue dry up. Unless there is some mechanism where they can raise short-term borrowing, like the capital market (which is already falling), then they will have to turn on their bank credit lines. That will put tremendous strain on banks, and very soon there will be a huge liquidity problem in Malaysia. If banks run out of money, then they have no where else to go. Their payrolls need to be met and growing unemployment will be the inevitable result. One can imagine a big company employing hundreds of workers going this way. And Malaysia has many big corporations going to be in trouble soon.

    It is a big problem that must be addressed by the Finance Minister and Bank Negara Governor before it is too late. This is not the time to be squeamish about spending government money to save the nation from ruin.

  256. twinpeaks Mar 17,2020 6:19 PM

    On Malaysia’s stock market and currency.

    It seems that the Bursa Malaysia and the Ringgit both have suffered their biggest falls during this latest crisis. But Malaysia is not alone. The US stock market has also fallen by 30% so far, and so are the other stock markets in Asia and Europe. No one is immune. But unless there is tremendous (no yet so far) fall that will affect the fundamental existence of key corporations in the country, the government should not press the panic button and stop trading or introduce capital control, as this will only worsen the market when trading resumes.

    The important point is to acknowledge the falls and map out a concerted way by both Bank Negara and the Finance Ministry, to provide both monetary and fiscal responses, that are adequate enough to satisfy investors that the economic impact will be under control. Down but in a controlled manner. At the moment, investors clearly are not confident enough that this is being done, hence the continuous falls in both the KLSE index and Ringgit value.

    The Bank Negara and the Finance Ministry need to do more. Not sitting idle and just watching, like everyone else.

  257. twinpeaks Mar 17,2020 11:05 AM

    On Malaysia’s Ministers.

    I nearly fell off my chair and start rolling on the floor again when I read that a Malay Muslim women deputy minister in the new government has the time to comment on the DRESS CODE of the country’s airlines stewardesses. DRESS CODE (??!!!)

    What the heck is this deputy minister on about, preaching her personal religious beliefs on fellow Malaysians, and trying to turn Malaysia into another Taliban stone age country like Afghanistan (?!).. IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC WAR (!!)

    How on earth did she get elected in the first place. Did the voters sleep walk to the voting station in 2018 in her constituency (?!)

    It is UNBELIEVABLE that there are still Malaysians thinking and acting this way in the Twenty-First Century (!!!) That person should be sacked and replaced right away, a disgrace to the new Prime Minister. No place for such people. If she stepped onto KKIA, she will be rejected entry and asked to take the next flight back to KL. Sabah glad not to have these kind of people.

  258. HBT456 Mar 17,2020 10:22 AM

    twinpeaks Mar 17,2020 4:40 AM

    On Covid-19 outbreak.

    Listening to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last evening, it was good that some common sense was finally established on how to reverse the climbing number of new infection cases in the country. BUT, one very important glaring omission in the speech was the opportunity to tell the people what to do if one of the household members is found to be infected, and also HOW household members should be conducting themselves EVEN inside their own homes.

    To me it is common sense that if one household member is reported to be infected, then all members in the household whether infected or not, MUST self-isolate themselves FROM EACH OTHER inside their own house. This requires advanced individual household preparation in allocating spaces inside their home for separate sleeping arrangement and movement, including separate scheduling for taking a bath and cooking and so on. The most important thing is to AVOID getting within 3 feet of one another inside their own home.

    That was the glaring omission and missed opportunity. It could have been delivered in single, simple statement at the end of the address. It would have a profound impact on reversing the new infection case numbers in the country.

    Are you saying you dont know how our health care system works as malaysian, twinpeaks?

    WHEN ONE OF THE FAMILY CONFIRMED INFECTION, DONT WAIT, THE WHOLE FAMILY MUST IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS THAT ARE ASSIGNED, STAND-BY, READY AND PREPARED TO TREAT THE VIRUS AS REPORTED IN NEWS.

    HOW THEY GO TO THE HOSPITAL?

    THEY WILL DRIVE THERE SINCE PRIVATE CAR IS A DAILY NECESSITY IN OUR NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

    For common flu likes, we have choices to go klinik biasa iaitu GP clinic in neighbourhood, shopping malls and kampung/villages/estet first.

    From here, our GPs will be able to determine whether it is a common flu or suspected cases using temperature screening.

    If common flu, then, patients will be treated normally, and doctor will advise should the flu continues in couple of days, then come back again.

    If it is suspected cases, just like dengue cases, then the doctor will immediately write a referral letter with clinic letterhead open to all government hospitals.

    How do infected and suspected do isolation?

    The doctors in charge will advise the patients and their members what to do next as required, wajib, in written law for all health practioners.

    I not sure will these suspected cases get MC for 2 weeks or not to stay home.

    Fighter or Hater?

    The road a head is long, and no one knows what will happen down there.

    When you are not sure, you can always refer to market index be it local or international since they are available for industry players.

    I already said, there is no secret in politic tanahair.

  259. twinpeaks Mar 17,2020 4:40 AM

    On Covid-19 outbreak.

    Listening to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last evening, it was good that some common sense was finally established on how to reverse the climbing number of new infection cases in the country. BUT, one very important glaring omission in the speech was the opportunity to tell the people what to do if one of the household members is found to be infected, and also HOW household members should be conducting themselves EVEN inside their own homes.

    To me it is common sense that if one household member is reported to be infected, then all members in the household whether infected or not, MUST self-isolate themselves FROM EACH OTHER inside their own house. This requires advanced individual household preparation in allocating spaces inside their home for separate sleeping arrangement and movement, including separate scheduling for taking a bath and cooking and so on. The most important thing is to AVOID getting within 3 feet of one another inside their own home.

    That was the glaring omission and missed opportunity. It could have been delivered in single, simple statement at the end of the address. It would have a profound impact on reversing the new infection case numbers in the country.

  260. mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 10:34 PM

    Tun

    Many readers here must be wondering about the Lao Chinese tribe who originated from Lao, Vietnam, Cambbodia, Hainan and Yunnan of which the lunatic Hainanese HBT456 belongs. Hainan Island was a famous penal colony of Imperial China. All the scum of China were dumped there. Our First Minister of Finance Tun Sir Colonel H.S. Lee got his first job as a Mandarin on Hainan Island. I believe all he learnt there was how to ride a horse.

    Fast trek to Malaya under British rule, the Hainanese were imported by the British to serve them in the tin mines and plantations and as butlers and maid servants in their homes and clubs in the towns. It was only after Merdeka, that the Hainanese merged in force in the towns. The third generation do not comply to the normal dictates of business. Hence, all the big corporate scandals involved them eg. Pan-El 1985, the 1,300 share rigging on the SGX which the perpetrator claimed he did do no wrong, stealing from Sime Darby etc.

    Here is a typical example of a Hainanese who sometimes has a brilliant streak of abnormality.

    In 1970, I bought our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s banned book ‘Malay Dilemma ‘ at Donald Moore’s bookshop, Singapore for S$ 3. I bought 2 which I did not read to this day. I told Tun about this in April 2010. He felled off his chair. I did not want my thoughts to be clouded by extraneous influence.

    Returning to the salesman who sold me the book, he was a young Hainanese.

    Soon, I heard he made good by having a joint venture with the Minister of Education of an African country which involved the United Nations paying for all the books printed by McGraw Hill in Singapore. This facility has since been shifted to Petaling Jaya, Selangor many years ago. When this audacious enterprise began operations, for this young Hainanese, it was like Bank Negara Malaysia printing the big bucks. This printing shop was deluged with money paid on time by the United Nations.

    By 1971, this Singaporean Hainanese turned up at the august offices of our distinguished Tun Ismail bin Mohd. Ali and pleaded with him, thus.” We Hainanese in Malaya are the hewers of wood and the drawers of water. So on and so forth” when he wanted the Oriental Bank from the Tun. He got his bank. But the day after, the bank was taken back from him because he was alleged to have committed an unmentionable banking crime.

    He had the foresight to invest with Pernas 50:50 in a Kuala Lumpur hotel enterprise which he would not sell to this day.

    In 1972, I told Tun Ismail bin Mohd Ali that the richest Chinaman in the World at the material time was a Hainanese, T.V. Soong, the elder brother of Madame Chiang Kai Shek. He owned a Comet jet and died in Vancouver after being choked to death at the age of 92 by a chicken bone ! Madame Chiang Kai Shek died at 103 in her Long Island estate, New York.

    Not long after his Kuala Lumpur adventures, this young Hainanese was caught by Lee Kuan Yew for committing CBT on a couple of ships with his own listed Singapore company. He was jailed. But when he was released, he immediately departed for the choicest watering places in the World. Since then, he has not emerged from the shadows. At the beginning of his heyday in Singapore, he built a house at Maryland Drive which has a glass walled swimming pool which one could view from the road. And at the material time, there was a media reported scandal which allegedly claimed he kicked his pregnant wife in fury.

    In my life time, I have met the best of the Hainanese Society in Kuala Lumpur who were unlike the residential crazy beast here – the families of Senator Lim Hee Hong , Wong Kok Fun – His house was situated right in the middle of Kampong Baru : Loongs of Central Market ice fame : Dato Lim Foo Yoong – Dato Lim has my highest respect and was a gentleman throughout his long life : Quek family of Seremban and Johor Baru : Ong Beng Seng of Singapore and many others who behaved well and normal.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I always said in Malaysia, a person is either a good friend or a relative, one cannot run very far away !

  261. HBT456 Mar 16,2020 9:41 PM

    White collars are encouraged to take turn to work at home in some industries to minimize crowd in offices, not sure about malaysia.

    Please dont make it a mei 13 daururat to create more fear and uncertainty as we we are living during the 70s.

  262. HBT456 Mar 16,2020 9:06 PM

    I saw private sectors especially restaurants, retailers shopping area and hotels in my area already done that by providing masks and soap for washing to keep their customers since their employees are frontliners too.

    So, i am not sure what is pm going to say.

    Just wait for him to announce.

    No handshake, no muah muah and hug hug please.

  263. HBT456 Mar 16,2020 8:53 PM

    mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 3:50 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    I do not think there are sufficient ventilators in the country. The United Kingdom has only 5,000. In time, Malaysia may have to borrow the ventilators from China complete with the technicians.

    I am surprised at the Government’s Plan of Containment and Mitigation. Both are wrong. It is a one-off all out war against the Covid 19 virus. One Single Comprehensive Master Plan to cover the whole country. Anything wishy-washy is dead. That is BAN ALL MOVEMENTS OF HUMANKIND INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE HAVE AS YET NO CURE FOR THIS DISEASE.

    Those who wanted Power to rule over us, now do where there mouths were. This is a Crisis. This is an Emergency. This is War to protect the Rakyat. The onus is on those with the Power !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until we have half-past six type of officials with no mind-sets.

    HEY BODOH, ITU UK, BUKAN MALAYSIA LAH. JUST JOKING, HAHAHA, KIKIKI, HEHEHE?

    Flatten the curve so that the national health system is not overwhelm due to sudden spike.

    The young ones might caught the virus and transmitted to their love ones, and their parents are most vulnerable to this virus, and vice versa.

    Wash your hand.
    Do self-distancing.
    Avoid crowded area unless you have no choice, eg. in public transport, then wear mask, hand sanitiser, and stop talking,

    Anything else you want to add here, mubarakchan?

  264. twinpeaks Mar 16,2020 4:12 PM

    Tun,

    I wish you all the best. The nation truly needs genuine leadership right now.

  265. mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 3:50 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    I do not think there are sufficient ventilators in the country. The United Kingdom has only 5,000. In time, Malaysia may have to borrow the ventilators from China complete with the technicians.

    I am surprised at the Government’s Plan of Containment and Mitigation. Both are wrong. It is a one-off all out war against the Covid 19 virus. One Single Comprehensive Master Plan to cover the whole country. Anything wishy-washy is dead. That is BAN ALL MOVEMENTS OF HUMANKIND INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE HAVE AS YET NO CURE FOR THIS DISEASE.

    Those who wanted Power to rule over us, now do where there mouths were. This is a Crisis. This is an Emergency. This is War to protect the Rakyat. The onus is on those with the Power !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem until we have half-past six type of officials with no mind-sets.

  266. mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 11:14 AM

    Tun

    MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG. It is at times like this that we Malaysians must stand together to withstand the storm and build again for the future and the future of our descendants.

    Fortunately, this time round we have with us building blocks like Sime Darby etc. Unlike the barren landscape of 13 May 1969.

    Tun, we will start all over again even though the cost has been great.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem We build and build again. We will succeed.

  267. twinpeaks Mar 16,2020 11:07 AM

    Mubarak Chan, prevention of the spread to the wider community is THE only choice., whether the public like it not. The government must lead, not follow what the people want. Lock down is the best prevention method.

    The question is, if this is going to get worse, does the country have enough ventilators (????!)

  268. mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 10:50 AM

    Tun

    For the Hainanese lunatic hiding behind a fake name who hates the Malays and the Islam religion and called our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ‘ Old Shit !’ without apologies or regrets. Hoping to gain attention like this time and time again riding on the comments of others.

    I AM A CONSTITUTIONALIST NEVER A COMMUNALIST SINCE 1954. I LOOK UPON MALAYS, INDIANS, CHINESE AND ALL AS MY FELLOW MALAYSIAN COUNTRY MEN OR WOMEN. THE NON-MALAY ELITE CANNOT FUNCTION OR PROGRESS WITHOUT WORKING WITH THE MALAY ELITE. THIS IS LAID DOWN IN OUR REVERED CONSTITUTION.

    YOU ARE BENEATH MY CONTEMPT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Ladies and Gentlemen, See how our Politics sometimes bring out the worst in weak mind-sets or weaklings who claim they are Han Chinese but they are not but Laos from Vietnam, Hainan, Cambodia and Laos ! Some only look like Chinese but the majority have physical differences. 99% of the Chinese do not support the views of the Hainanese lunatic here.
    The well-known ancient Chinese ditty,’ 10 Hainanese. 9 are crazy. The one who is not crazy is mad !’

  269. HBT456 Mar 16,2020 9:44 AM

    mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 2:49 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    This sudden crisis created by the Covid 19 virus will strip naked those Governments which were not formed through meritocracy but by nepotism. It is my fervent hope that our 7 football teams of Cabinet Ministers will do their utmost within their wherewithal not only to protect themselves but the 31 million Rakyat of our beloved Malaysia whom they have sworn to protect including our revered DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. The Covid Virus does not distinguish the rich from the poor !

    In response to Twin Peaks comment on the PM and economics, it is strange in our beloved Malaysia their are some from humble backgrounds who are not aware of the sufferings of the Rakyat just down the road. Whether it is the loss of job opportunities from the Covid 19 virus which will affect the general economy if drastic war-like measures are not implemented by the Government. Or else the Covid 19 virus will linger with us a long time.

    The first priority is to deal with the Covid 19 virus head-on with a war-like basis because the disease brings down all Humankind affecting income opportunities, and production. It is important for a General to know which is the front of his army and which is the rear to get his priorities right in war.

    In 1931, Franklin D Roosevelt said ‘ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’

    Our distinguished Prime Ministers the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Mahathir Mohamad – both terms- left us with a sound Administrative Service and financial reserves. Now anyone thinks they could be the Prime Minister. Prime Ministers are born not made. The 7 football teams of Cabinet Ministers show the lack of Malay elite to lead and govern these days. We need thousands of Malay elite as soon as possible. But elites are nurtured like some precious commodity in the top countries of the World like in France, Sermany, India etc. It takes generations of elites to form a solid foundation of elites who are not copy-cats, plagiarists, bluffologists and charlatans.

    The British used to send the best to Oxford or Cambridge on short courses to be trained to govern. Unfortunately, this brilliant group of leaders of the Civil Service are no longer with us.

    CONFIDENT CRISIS, OR OVER-CONFIDENT CRISIS, MUBARAKCHAN?

    “We need thousands of Malay elite as soon as possible to show you are more MELAYU THAN ANY MELAYU, SOUND LIKE HIM, BUT NOT HIM”?

    ASK MUBARAKCHAN, ARE THE MELAYU PSCHOLOGICALLY RESSILIENT BEING THE MAJOR RACES?
    ASK MUBARAKCHAN, ARE THE MELAYU PSCHOLOGICALLY PREPARED BEING THE MAJOR RACES?

    THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME, AND IT WONT BE THE LAST.
    WHY?
    IT WOULD ENDED UP AS THE NEW NORM.
    WHY?
    BECAUSE RULING GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CALL FOR GENERAL ELECTION.

    REAL POLITICS IS HERE, AND IT MAY HURT THE ECONOMY FOR A YEAR OR MORE, AND THE FORECAST ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR 2020 ALREADY ANNOUNCED BY OUR BANK GOVERNOR, CAN ACHIEVE OR NOT IS STILL UNKNOWN UNTIL YEAR END.

    SO, PANDAI2 MEREKA INI YANG MENGELARKAN DIRI MEREKA SEBAGAI TUAH DAN JEBAT.

    DO YOUR PART AS VOTERS, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE SITUATION IN PANIC MODE THAT WOULD OVERWHELM LIMITED GOVERNMENT RESOURCES JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE ANGRY.

    STOP FINGER POINTING AT EACH OTHERS IN SOCIAL MEDIA.
    STOP BLAMING KAKITANGAN KERAJAAN BECAUSE THEY NEED TO FOLLOW RULES AND REGULATION.

    IF YOU CANT FIGHT BACK, THEN, LET GO IS NOT A BAD IDEA.
    IF YOU CANT TOLERATE, THEN, MOVE OUT.
    IF YOU CANT STAND, THEN, PLACE YOUR ANGER OR WHATSOEVER IN SOCIAL MEDIA TO RELEASE YOUR FRUSTRATION BUT BE FOREWARNED, YOU MIGHT GET YOURSELF LANDED IN HOT SOUP SINCE FEDERAL LAW COULD BE ABUSED TO FAVOR RULING PARTY THAT GETS MAJORITY VOTES.

    LIFE WILL STILL GO ON AS USUAL FOR VOTERS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

    POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS.
    IT IS VERY MUCH DEPEND ON THE OBJECTIVE AND POLICY THAT PERJUANG MELAYU HAS IN MIND FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS.

    HAVE THE MELAYU WANNABE CHANGED?
    WILL THEY BE ABLE TO ADAPT THEMSELVES TO FUTURE UNFORSEEN CHALLENGES BY EXPLOITING THE NONS?

    I DOUBT SO.
    WHY?
    BY THE END OF DAY, THEY TOO WOULD ENDED UP DISSAPPOINTED, AND JUST GAVE UP BY MAKAN PENCEN.

    “TOO MANY CHEF SPOIL THE SOUP” TRANSLATED INTO MALAY IS “TERLALU RAMAI TUKANG MASAK MEROSAKKAN SUP ITU” AND THIS APPLY TO ANY COUNTRIES AS WELL.

    “A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED.”

    WHICH WAY TO GO, THEY MUST KNOW WHAT THEY REALLY NEED TODAY.

    BAK KATA, TAK TAHU TAKPA, JANGAN SOMBONG BIADAP KERANA AKU TUAN RUMAH IAITU BOS.

  270. mubarakchan Mar 16,2020 2:49 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    This sudden crisis created by the Covid 19 virus will strip naked those Governments which were not formed through meritocracy but by nepotism. It is my fervent hope that our 7 football teams of Cabinet Ministers will do their utmost within their wherewithal not only to protect themselves but the 31 million Rakyat of our beloved Malaysia whom they have sworn to protect including our revered DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans. The Covid Virus does not distinguish the rich from the poor !

    In response to Twin Peaks comment on the PM and economics, it is strange in our beloved Malaysia their are some from humble backgrounds who are not aware of the sufferings of the Rakyat just down the road. Whether it is the loss of job opportunities from the Covid 19 virus which will affect the general economy if drastic war-like measures are not implemented by the Government. Or else the Covid 19 virus will linger with us a long time.

    The first priority is to deal with the Covid 19 virus head-on with a war-like basis because the disease brings down all Humankind affecting income opportunities, and production. It is important for a General to know which is the front of his army and which is the rear to get his priorities right in war.

    In 1931, Franklin D Roosevelt said ‘ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’

    Our distinguished Prime Ministers the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Mahathir Mohamad – both terms- left us with a sound Administrative Service and financial reserves. Now anyone thinks they could be the Prime Minister. Prime Ministers are born not made. The 7 football teams of Cabinet Ministers show the lack of Malay elite to lead and govern these days. We need thousands of Malay elite as soon as possible. But elites are nurtured like some precious commodity in the top countries of the World like in France, Sermany, India etc. It takes generations of elites to form a solid foundation of elites who are not copy-cats, plagiarists, bluffologists and charlatans.

    The British used to send the best to Oxford or Cambridge on short courses to be trained to govern. Unfortunately, this brilliant group of leaders of the Civil Service are no longer with us.

  271. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 11:52 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    Mark my words. It is apparent and a good chance that the Malaysian Government and its 7 football teams of Ministers maybe the first in the World to be hit by the Covid 19 virus because of the lack of understanding and expert advice available to such an important body. It is alleged there is not one qualified lawyer, doctor, accountant, economist or engineer or scientist or real professional in the Cabinet. How can this be when a country’s Government Cabinet is assumed to be iconic and have the best talents in the land ? If this is so, then there is a great chance the Covid 19 virus will come a-calling sooner or later.

  272. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 11:19 PM

    Mubarak Chan, this is the speech to the nation by the Prime Minister blunder after continuous blunder…

    “The country is facing a second wave of infections, and we have to be prepared for lower economic growth”.

    Can you believe a Prime Minister of a country facing a deadly virus, talking about economic growth, when his fellow citizens are falling sick by the hundreds every day and may even die (??!!!). ECONOMIC GROWTH (???!!!!)

    That’s the quality of the country’s top leader.

  273. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 10:05 PM

    Mubarak Chan, the country is governed by a bunch of jokers.

  274. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 8:37 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

    The Government’s Ad Hoc Policy towards the deadly crisis of the Covid 19 virus is just like sooting at invisible Communist insurgents 1948-1992 or an invisible Abrams tank with A WATER PISTOL !

    The proper approach is an ALL OUT WAR WITH A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN TO PREVENT OR SPREAD OF THIS DEADLY COVID 19 VIRUS. Ad Hoc Policies are bound to fail and cost a lot of money more which does not include the loss of lives and income and production. Forewarned is forearmed.

  275. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 8:28 PM

    On Malaysia’s incompetent government.

    Austria, a country with less infected people than Malaysia, is in total lock down already. No one is allowed outside their home unless to buy grocery and go to anti-virus related work. The thing is Austria forbids any gathering beyond 5 persons (unless for anti-virus prevention work), and yet Malaysia allows a gatherings of up to 20,000 people, inviting people from Iran, even though their own government forbids their sick citizens to travel.

    Mubarak Chan, that’s the mindset of our leaders.

  276. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 8:23 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    It is only tomorrow the Government meets to deal with the fast rising Covid 19 virus with the Ministry of Defence in tow.

    This is another ad hoc response to a critical medical crisis which does not seem to strike a bell in those in command.

    THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN MUST BE COMPREHENSIVE, PREVENTIVE AND INVOLVED ALL SECTORS OF THE SOCIETY. It’s present ad hoc approach is like missing the wood for the trees. Since there is no effective medicine to treat the Covid 19 virus at the moment, PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    The Minister of Transport should be in attendance not the Minister of Defence. What can the soldiers do with sick and ailing patients ? The Army should be only part of the show and not the whole show.

    The Government should not miss the wood for the trees. If they are to get it right and not late, like now.

    Again, the Government should come up with a Comprehensive Master Plan backed by ringgits like in tiny Singapore which is efficient and forward looking dealing with the Covid 19 virus crisis. For once, it may be good for us to copy them !

    The fun and games whether politics or otherwise at the top of the Government in this deadly crisis should be put aside for awhile.

  277. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 8:05 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE ”

    A small typo error. The sentence should read as follows

    2. Call the mosque officials and those of other religious bodies for a briefing on the seriousness of the Covid 19 virus crisis. It is alleged that places of worship are still congested with worshipers.

  278. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 7:54 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    If I am the Minister of Health, this is what I would have done 3 weeks ago, do :-

    1. Call up the PDRM. Cancel all permits for gatherings. Establish anti-Covid 19 virus units in the Force.
    2. Call the mosque officials and have a briefing with them.
    3. Alert and direct the 11 football teams of Ministers to take anti-Covid 19 virus measures in each Ministry and warn the staff not to do non-essential travelling or shopping.
    4. Rehabilitate the NS camps immediately because the hospitals are not geared to accept patients en masse. Prepare staff for each NS hospital and facilities.
    5. Extend the school holidays now to mid-April.
    6. Cut down the transport links to the malls.
    7. Establish a 24 hour monitoring Unit in the Ministry of Health with a proper Epidemiologist in place.
    8. Ensure sufficient stocks of masks, antiseptic fluids, surgical garments, medicines etc held by the Government.
    9. Ensure adequate rice, flour and other essential foods in stock held by the Government.
    10. Ban all entries into Malaysia based on weekly review basis.
    11. Quickly trained medical auxiliaries recruited from volunteers to monitor, guide, teach and assist generally in all towns to reach out to the kampongs and new villages. A massive call to medical arms is required now. Increase medical staff intake. Recall pensioners. Tomorrow is too late.
    12. An all important Operations Room be set up next to the PMO which is now vacant from its recent occupier.
    13. A qualified Generalissimo be appointed to head the whole show and in close contact with the rest of the World.
    14. Fellows with the proper mind-sets are required only.
    15. Treat this as a National Emergency which should have been so over 3 weeks ago. This Covid 19 virus CANNOT BE PREVENTED ON AN AD HOC BASIS BUT BASED ON PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
    16. The Minister should not leave it to his D-G to make pretty announcements of new cases. Then, what do these two fellows do the rest of the day ? Twiddle their thumbs awaiting the deluge of cases to be treated on an ad hoc basis ?
    17. Since the Communist Insurgency 1948-1992, our beloved Malaysia has not been tested like this. Unfortunately, this crisis came after a foolhardy adventure in politics created by unseen hands which led to the creation of a Government of 7 football teams.
    17. The Key to prevention is to stop all mobility of human beings as far as possible.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  279. HBT456 Mar 15,2020 7:43 PM

    Correction: Never bite the fingers that feed you, but you dont want to listen, mubarakchan.

  280. HBT456 Mar 15,2020 7:38 PM

    mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 6:49 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    How can a congregation of more than 10,000 at Sri Petaling be missed by the Federal Government in the midst of a World wide pandemic of the Covid 19 virus ? The supplicants came from all over the Region. The Government and its Ministry of Health still behaves with no sense of urgency unlike the rest of the World where countries faced complete lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus. And Malaysia is literally next door to China with no restricted entry from that place except for only 3 affected provinces.

    It is time Malaysia establishes a proper Institute of Public Health and Epidemiology instead of spending on RM 13 Million titanium cycles and RM 23 Million telescope in cloudy sky Malaysia.

    It seems to me the Government mind-sets are primed to open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Thereafter, the mind-sets stopped working. Malaysia has been independent since 1957 !

    With mind-sets like these, those in Power only respond to ad hoc situations with no view of the future. This again is the Crisis of the Minds.

    A recent announcement – ” 1,000 housemen to help out “. What can th4se medics do ?

    The watchword in this Covid 19 virus crisis is to stop all movements of human beings between borders, without and within which I suggested 3 weeks ago ! But the Government only banned those from the 3 affected Provinces of China.

    Be that as it may, I suggest that all the NS camps be rehabilitated now in the event of a huge flood of patients which the existing hospitals seem unable to cope. 190 new infected cases from the Sri Petaling congregation is a pointer to the things to come.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Prevention is better than cure.

    You no scare nanti everyone cannot fly and cruise in and out meh since our ex- youngest minister, current mp now is more concerned with 13k high salaried kakitangan MAS rather than attire with AA quiet, perhaps, still chuckling?

    Right now China is more concern with imported cases since they have contained covid-19 from spreading domestically.

    From, WUHAN’s experience, fatalities are very high because of the sudden high spike of patients by mixing the serious ones with the mild ones eventhough they have the manpower, facilities and resources to deal with.

    Are you ready?
    Are you prepared?

    NS was banned by WHO?

    Never bite the fingers that bite you, but you dont want to listen, mubarakchan.

    Hey, i am malaysian and i know locals are very racist, thanks to rhetoric politics of kenapa beliau boleh, kenapa aku tak boleh.

    MAN PROPOSED, GOD DISPOSED?
    KARMA AT WORKS?

    NEVETHELESS, TALK LESS, AND DO MORE.

  281. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 6:49 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    How can a congregation of more than 10,000 at Sri Petaling be missed by the Federal Government in the midst of a World wide pandemic of the Covid 19 virus ? The supplicants came from all over the Region. The Government and its Ministry of Health still behaves with no sense of urgency unlike the rest of the World where countries faced complete lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus. And Malaysia is literally next door to China with no restricted entry from that place except for only 3 affected provinces.

    It is time Malaysia establishes a proper Institute of Public Health and Epidemiology instead of spending on RM 13 Million titanium cycles and RM 23 Million telescope in cloudy sky Malaysia.

    It seems to me the Government mind-sets are primed to open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Thereafter, the mind-sets stopped working. Malaysia has been independent since 1957 !

    With mind-sets like these, those in Power only respond to ad hoc situations with no view of the future. This again is the Crisis of the Minds.

    A recent announcement – ” 1,000 housemen to help out “. What can th4se medics do ?

    The watchword in this Covid 19 virus crisis is to stop all movements of human beings between borders, without and within which I suggested 3 weeks ago ! But the Government only banned those from the 3 affected Provinces of China.

    Be that as it may, I suggest that all the NS camps be rehabilitated now in the event of a huge flood of patients which the existing hospitals seem unable to cope. 190 new infected cases from the Sri Petaling congregation is a pointer to the things to come.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Prevention is better than cure.

  282. HBT456 Mar 15,2020 5:41 PM

    No worries, politics will resolve itself.

    Stupidity cannot be cured.

    You can laugh or joke as much as you can but i could never laugh at man-made tragedy.

    Why?

    Because such tragedy could happen to anyone of us in here when those in power of authorithy is more interested to serve their interest first.

  283. HBT456 Mar 15,2020 5:31 PM

    twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 1:53 PM

    On Malaysia’s crisis leadership.

    This is not the first time Malaysian leaders show their incompetence in handling a global crisis. How can anyone (and I was chuckling, rolling on the floor) ever forget every time the Malaysian Transport Minister held a press conference to update the press (and the world was watching) on what they found and intended to do in the MH370 missing plane investigation. It was always as if they had a lot of things to hide, or couldn’t decide what to do next. And his assistants kept interrupting when people began to ask more questions. Just like whenever Tun’s assistants kept interrupting with the usual “OK, One last question. Thank you.”, when he was Prime Ministers.

    Typical Malaysian leadership. That’s all I can say. I am still chuckling.

    You can laugh quietly or inwardly, but what really happened?
    Those who laughed too showed they are not serious enough to push things through. Did DSN re-married? Rumours?

  284. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 5:29 PM

    On Malaysia’s incompetent leaders.

    Now.. thanks to the mass-gathering that was allowed to proceed at the mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is now world-famous for the QUICKEST transmission of the virus on a single day (190) in the whole Southeast Asia region. For a small country of 30 millions, that’s quite a feat… to be recorded in the Malaysia’s Book of Records, for sure (!!)

    Congratulations to the country’s leaders. Pathetic more like it.

  285. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 1:53 PM

    On Malaysia’s crisis leadership.

    This is not the first time Malaysian leaders show their incompetence in handling a global crisis. How can anyone (and I was chuckling, rolling on the floor) ever forget every time the Malaysian Transport Minister held a press conference to update the press (and the world was watching) on what they found and intended to do in the MH370 missing plane investigation. It was always as if they had a lot of things to hide, or couldn’t decide what to do next. And his assistants kept interrupting when people began to ask more questions. Just like whenever Tun’s assistants kept interrupting with the usual “OK, One last question. Thank you.”, when he was Prime Ministers.

    Typical Malaysian leadership. That’s all I can say. I am still chuckling.

  286. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 12:37 PM

    On poor crisis leadership.

    It seems that the government is adopting a wait and see attitude.. wait how many will die first before acting. It seems that businesses are influencing the Prime Minister.. the fear that a lockdown impacts on customers, sales, revenue, costs, and jobs. The Prime Minister is also thinking of reducing the budget deficit IN THE MIDDLE of a crisis (for goodness sake!!?). Well, it’s a bit too late for that, isn’t it.

    Let’s just say… if you have walking zombies on the streets, they don’t make good customers. You may save your jobs, your livelihood, your businesses. But you are endangering life itself. Your very existence.

  287. mubarakchan Mar 15,2020 10:58 AM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    You are correct on the lock-down measures for Kuala Lumpur after the discovery of many Covid 19 virus emanating from the 10,000 strong gathering at Sri Petaling. In the first instance, the schools which are having a one week holiday should be closed for at least another week if not more. And all places of mass gatherings lock-down. But as always, the relevant authorities have been slow to act since 2004-2018.

    They were absolutely unaware that the World was in recession since October 2008 and its economy was propped up by the many Qualitative Easings around the World. Hence despite the few spikes of the price of a barrel of oil, there were no savings for the rainy day.

    It dawned on me how much Temasek and the EPF lost on Wall street in recent days after the Dow crashed 6,000 points. It is alleged that the EPF a Trust opted to permit part of its funds to be managed by others. If a Trust has no talent to manage its own funds, then, it is safer to invest in Government Treasuries because at the end of the day, the outsiders will never own up to their mistakes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  288. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 5:10 AM

    On Malaysia’s Covid-19 crisis.

    If I was the Prime Minister, I would order a partial lock down on the national capital KL. You just had 10,000 people attending an event where over 80 had been infected related to the gathering, and the Prime Minister is still taking things easy. Malls, schools, restaurants and hotels should be shut down. The army should be deployed to locate these 10,000 people who attended the events and force them for isolation (arrest if necessary) at their nearest hospitals, before they start infecting their own families, and their families start infecting the rest of the country. Plus, all those above 65 should be required to stay indoor until the crisis is over or the hospitals will be inundated with more patients.

    Once this happened, it is already out of control. It will be too late for a lock down. Too little, too late.

  289. twinpeaks Mar 14,2020 8:24 PM

    On mass gathering and covid-19.

    Those 10,000 people who attended the religious event recently in Kuala Lumpur must self-isolate themselves for 14 days from their family members. But how many of them understand what this means… that’s the biggest worry now.

    I am pessimistic about them.

  290. mubarakchan Mar 14,2020 7:54 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks

    Hawaii is indeed a beautiful place for tourists. But who wants to fly hours and hours over the mighty ocean to reach there. Sabah and Sarawak are natural beauties. Fortunately, the damage to the environment was inland away from the prying eyes of busybodies and tourists.

    Politics has ruined Pulau Pinang with its State Government thinking that they are Singapore and not Malaysia. More concrete. More reclamation. More industry on the congested island. Instead of moving the airport to Kulim, they want more of the same. This shift to the mainland would have created another New George Town with the creation of values all round.

    Until we Malaysians are ruled by Leaders with balanced mind-sets, we must expect the unexpected.

    By the way, what happened to the RM 1 Million Hitachi flying motorcar ? Lo and behold ! We ended up with a RM 13 Million titanium cycle made by UK fitted and suitable for one rider only. They said without this RM 13 Million cycle, Malaysia cannot win an Olympic gold medal. Two countries who do not have cyclists are interested to purchase at RM 300,000 each, Greece and Latvia.

    History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    In the 1990s, the Government bought a special telescope worth RM 23 Million for the only Malaysian lady astro-physicist trained at Christchurch, New Zealand to peer through the ever cloudy sky of Malaysia. She has since left her expensive telescope and wandered around the World via New York to become a UN administrator in Vienna as alleged !

    The Malaysian Government had bought expensive toys for one of a kind specialists.

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE QUALITY OF THEIR TOYS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Where is the missing flying motorcar, Ladies and Gentlemen ?

  291. HBT456 Mar 14,2020 6:19 PM

    I CAN SEE SO MUCH CLEARER DOWN THE ROAD IN THE NEXT 10 TO 20 YEARS.

    THE ROAD AHEAD WILL BE VERY BUMPY AND SHAKY DUE TO POLITICAL POWER STRUGGLING WITHIN MALAY POLITICAL PARTIES THAT FOR SURE WILL DIVIDE MALAYSIANS OF ALL RACES FURTHER AND FURTHER APART IN THE NAME OF THE OFFICIAL RACE AND RELIGION.

    WHY?

    ABSOULUTE POWER IS TOO ADDICTIVE THAT NO MALAY LEADERS CAN RESIST.

    THATS THE HARD TRUTH!

  292. HBT456 Mar 14,2020 5:56 PM

    CONSTRUCTION OF WARISAN MENARA IS ALMOST COMPLETED, YOU CAN WRITE WHAT YOU WANT ALREADY, TWINPEAKS.

    NABI MUHAMMAD IDEOLOGY MEANS WAHABISM, I GUESS.

    UMNO BARU FOR SURE WILL USE THIS ISSUE TO HANTAM SITI Z. ONE AS IF ONLY UMNO CAN DECIDE.

    PAS AND PKR SURE DIAM2 UBI KERANA PAS IS ISLAM FIRST, RACE SECONDARY.

    PERHAPS YOU TOO HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN THE PAST IN THE NAME OF ISLAM AND MALAY BIASED POLICY, THE NEP.

    NEVERTHELESS, I HOPE THERE WONT BE ANOTHER FLIP THAN FLOP AGAIN DUE TO INTERNAL FIGHTINGS THAT CAUSED LIVES LOST.

    ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY.
    ABSOLUTE FREEDOM TOO CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY.

    IN HERE, I WISH THOSE WANNABES ALL THE BEST.

  293. twinpeaks Mar 14,2020 11:39 AM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    Yes, I agree with you about Kota Kinabalu/Sabah’s potential. I consider the state very fortunate to have the combination of year-round sun, sea and alpine-like mountains right on the doorstep of a fast emerging waterfront city. I can only think of one other place than has this incredible combination.. Honolulu/Hawaii (sun, sea, volcanoes). I won’t say the wildlife of aspect for now.

    Glad that you love Sabah a lot, more than I can say about some politicians who plundered Borneo’s timber assets in the past (thank god it’s over!!). The only drawback is as a Peninsula Malaysian, you can only enter Sabah to work and play with the restrictions that also apply to Sarawakians and non-Malaysians. We do seem to a world apart despite being in one nation..

    Well, there’s always the brighter side of things. Let’s focus on those common goals, such as Malaysia’s political and economic development. That’s something all Malaysians (Sabah, Sarawak and Semenanjung) have a common stake in.

  294. mubarakchan Mar 13,2020 3:20 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks

    Indeed, I did mention to Tan Sri Musa Aman when he was Minister of Finance of Sabah at the turn of the century that Kota Kinabalu could be turned into the World’s Best Resort City if the stretch of waterfront land from the golf course through the wet market and right past the jetty and sweeps onto to the Sabah Foundation Building. There is no other vista in the World to beat this development. I even suggested that Suria Holdings Berhad be the sole developer. That was in 2002 !

    The jetty converted into a pier for 4 luxury liners with an international class shopping mall.

    With such a development on the waterfront, more jobs are created and the land values of Kota Kinabalu shoot up. Sandakan being the centre for wild-life and eco-tourism with Tawau for snorkelling. Even to this day, Sabah is a dream place for me.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  295. twinpeaks Mar 13,2020 1:00 PM

    For Mubarak Chan.

    Yes, it is sad that the country had not taken advantage of its post-independence era to chart a very industrialised economy, instead of depending on natural resources. Sabah had also learnt its painful lesson the during the commodity crash of the mid-1980s (i.e. timber and cocoa), and now on the right track of prioritising its hirterto sleepy tourism industry as the key economic driver. Last time you mentioned the urban central market and waterfront area in central Kota Kinabalu stretching for 2 km… it was announced several weeks ago that the waterfront will be regenerated with the building of at least ten 5-star hotels and a mall to go. A public marina is also included. Despite its large size, KK is still sorely lacking in hotel accommodation. Sure, the Hyatts, Hiltons, Le Meridien, Holiday Inns, Shangri-Las, Marriot and several big resorts are already there, but it’s not enough to propel the state to world level. So much more is needed. The same goes with iconic Mount Kinabalu (only 30 minutes drive from my house).

    On Korea and Taiwan, I would attribute their industrial success to the small private SMEs that had grown into huge chaebols and conglomerates, the likes of Samsung, Hyundai and Acer, just to name a few. The governments actually played no active part in their rise, but critically protected their domestic markets from foreigners and helped to boost their export sales by arranging preferential trading ties with the U.S and European markets.

    Malaysia (and Sabah) on the other hand, do have plenty of talented people, but the SMEs don’t seem to be well-supported by the government. For instance, it is difficult to start a movie-making business without the related activities already in place. SMEs cannot afford to start everything, hence more help is needed in this regard. The same goes with the electronic industry or art industry. Unless you have related small businesses already in place, it is difficult to make the final product. For instance, at one time I had an ambition (still do!) to produce a series of bronze sculptures for fun and possible sale, but in the first place I could not find similarly interested people or shops that readily sell the related equipment and raw materials. I had to stop as a result. But in the West, Japan and Korea, these things are widely and cheaply available. There are established associations too.

    Malaysia and Malaysians need to be more adventurous and patient like the Japanese, Koreans and Taiwanese, who are on the same mental wavelength as Westerners. Malaysians seem to like to take the short cut in everything (he..he..).

    That’s all I can say.

  296. mubarakchan Mar 13,2020 12:24 AM

    Tun

    Literally overnight, the once balanced and stable Government of Malaysia is now subjected to the most critical test of all – an international crisis of unfathomable proportions with no end in sight.

    Who was so immature as to put our beloved Malaysia into such a position of vulnerability ? Whose immature mind-set brought the fall of the once Good and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side ? I dare say no one finger maybe pointed at anyone because History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    The Truth is to be found many years ago from the acquisition of Sime Darby by Malay interests in 1975. Thereafter, Sime Darby was not turned into a vehicle to further the interests of Malaysia through real and solid investments in light engineering and other manageable business activities by Malaysians for Malaysians so that our economic base would have been on firm ground.

    My vision was to be like Temasek in the 21st Century in the mid-1970s arising from my 1972 concept of the capture of Sime Darby to fast trek the Malays into big business at a time when they had only 2% of the economy, the British 70% of the best and the Chinese 25% of the third rate.

    Through the years, Sime Darby became a fine trading company which made no effort in the National Interest and was an ATM for all manner of crooks to take or cash in their assets at high prices.

    Now, surveying the crashed out landscape of the Kuala Lumpur Bursa, there is not many companies which we Malaysians could proudly call our very own unlike in places which were miles behind us in the 1960s, South Korea and Taiwan.

    The lack of a sound economic structure based on conventional principles which is sorely missing in our country today is due to our abundance of natural resources and the easy property development with its once profitable returns.

    I conjecture that our economic endeavours of the past since 1957 were either due to political maturity or immaturity. This factor goes hand in hand with politics of the day. With the missing out of a sound indigenous industrial system like South Korea and Taiwan, Malaysia is always subjected to the vagaries of the international market place. With the heavy overlay of politics at present which has never reached such intensity in the past, many opportunities will be missed in competition with many rivals which were not around in the 1970s.

    Malaysia is now entering a new phase of socio-economic endeavour minus the rich reserves of the past decades. When fellows claimed they were the only persons who managed the Malaysian economy well, we know there was something wrong somewhere. This claim has now shown to be false.

    With the scarcity of talent, good talent, Malaysia will find it difficult to achieve its lofty aims. And now compounded by low commodity prices and a disrupted international trade system, the real World is much worse and tougheer than ever before.

    I have always been a Constitutionalist, never a Communalist. I believe in saving for the rainy day. Let us begin all over again with good health and happiness.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  297. twinpeaks Mar 12,2020 11:31 AM

    On Covid-19.

    If Malaysia keep allowing travelers moving to and fro China and Europe, a lot more Malaysians will be infected for sure.

    It is commons sense to close the doors until there pandemmic is over. Just simple common sense.

  298. twinpeaks Mar 12,2020 11:14 AM

    On Donald Trump.

    Trump is the best, and for sure he will be re-elected President of the United States of America.

    He doesn’t care whether you are white or yellow, as long as you come from an infected region, you are banned from entering the U.S.(!)

    No Europeans are allowed into America. Except the British (of course)..

  299. twinpeaks Mar 11,2020 8:15 PM

    On Malaysia’s politics.

    For sure, the head of state or the King/Agong is an important institution. But also the people must understand what democracy means. And it is slowly dawning on every Malaysian, from Professors and political analysts to ordinary voters in the rural kampongs, that the Constitution gives them the chance to vote their favourite representatives (whether Party-based or Independent) into power once every five years. After that, how that power is used is a basic question of trust between voters and politicians.

    With political maturity, eventually Malaysians will realise that politics in a democracy is not all about elections, but that it is more about power and the exercise of power. That is so important for people to choose the right people, for power can be abused. And there is not much you can do about it in a democracy. So choosing the right politicians is VERY important. Once in power, it is for the elected politicians to do as they see fit, to look after their constituents. How they do this, that’s up to them. Voters cannot vent their anger if politicians do the unexpected (e.g. changing political sides, or changing the government mid-term), as this is their right as part of the democratic process. People can only change their elected politicians during general elections and state elections. At other times, they must stick to the decisions that they had made in the last general elections, and blame themselves if the politicians that they put into power acted unexpectedly.

    That is called political maturity.

  300. mubarakchan Mar 11,2020 3:57 PM

    Tun

    How apt is the following alleged diplomatic saying, thus

    ” 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.

  301. mubarakchan Mar 11,2020 3:10 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks

    Your worthy comment on the peace and quiet concerning the change of Government is a clear illustration of the respect and understanding of our revered Constitution and our DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans by the Rakyat – an important factor in any country.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  302. twinpeaks Mar 11,2020 1:03 PM

    On Malaysian politics.

    If there is one big plus for the country at the moment, it is the relatively peaceful transition in the political process. If 2018 was a test for the former BN (now PN) supporters, then 2020 is the test for PH supporters. Both sides show relative emotional restraint. There has not been any significant street protest so far, and this shows that both sets of supporters understand the democratic political process much better than expected in a young democracy. Certainly, the police and FRU are having a quiet day (!)

    Let’s hope this continues until the next general elections in 2023.

  303. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 9:04 PM

    On Malaysian economy.

    Time to brace the country for a possible recession if I was the new Finance Minister. That would be the first duty. Stock markets everywhere are already thinking of a global recession.

  304. mubarakchan Mar 9,2020 4:59 PM

    Tun

    Today is significant because the Malaysian capital markets met with the full force of sentiment and confidence in whatever the investors perceived. This perception is independent and solid which no one can influence. A drop of 4% of the Malsyaian Stock Composite Index is serious. The suspension of short selling of the O & G stocks is telling. The exit of foreign investors from the Bursa last week showed that Malaysia has lost its attractiveness for eclectic investors from overseas.

    The watchwords of finance, sentiment and confidence can no better be illustrated than what had happened in the Malaysian capital markets today. Of course, this was compounded by the 30% drop in the price of a barrel of oil. And pundits predict a possible drop down to US$ 15 per barrel is possible ! Did someone say save for the rainy day, Dear Sirs and Ladies ?

    These critical times are no fun and games times for the amateurs. The problem with our beloved Malaysia today is that everyone thinks he or she could be the next Prime Minister.

    As I always said ‘Prime Ministers are born. Not made.’

    And with the dire lack of talented elite, our beloved Malaysia could be the only one-eyed country in the World. There are so many copycats, plagiarists and charlatans these days with the destruction of our traditional Value System compounded by all sorts of standards or non-standards. Actually the simple notion of doing what has been practised in the past is the best answer for the present unhappiness and dissatisfaction. No more. No less.

    All in all as a Constitutionalist and never a Communalist, I wish the New Incumbent Government well. As a Constitutionalist, I support all incumbent Governments.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  305. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 1:46 PM

    On Malaysia’s politics.

    Tun can play the check and balance role in the coming years, as a way to ensure the new government keeps to its promise that corrupt politicians are not included ever again in Malaysia’s cabinet.

    The constant threat of another mid-term change in government will act as an effective tool. Sometimes, the political process needs this, especially in a young democracy like Malaysia.

  306. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 1:03 PM

    On global finance.

    There is some serious liquidity squeeze once central banks cut rates, for sure. Bankruptcies and bail outs too, potentially. The Saudis are really mad. So are the commie North Koreans, shooting ballistic missiles in the middle of the pandemic. Both just mad (!!)

  307. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 11:32 AM

    On global economy.

    What a panic when Asian bourses opened this morning! Investors fled to bonds and oil price plunged at the same time. Nine trillions Dollars in equities wiped out in the last nine days. Bond yields the lowest in 120 years!! And Italy locked down the entire northern region (including Venice!). More to come, as central banks (including Bank Negara) are to cut interest rates and governments to forget about budget surpluses! Gold reached a seven-year peak.

    Looks like cash is king again when the dusts settle.

  308. mubarakchan Mar 9,2020 8:20 AM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    Today, the price per barrel of oil is US$ 37. There were spikes of up to US$ 110 per barrel during 2004-2018. Then, there were annual reports of the UN, the World Bank and the IMF that over RM 1.5 Trillion flowed out of Malaysia between 2002-2018. Some have taken my words of fun and games during this period as not meaningful Maybe the price per barrel of oil today is meaningful at US$ 37 per barrel.

    With such a low price of a key commodity, our 1.2 million Civil Servants have to be paid on time. Interest arising from the over RM 1 Trillion debt has to be paid on time. With huge cash caches locked into bank accounts at home and abroad, this becomes unproductive being not in circulation in the economy to benefit businesses and production. This is sheer waste of idle money locked in a bank’s vault. Overseas the host countries benefit. Stupid.

    The effects of a low revenue for the new Government have yet to be seen in our economy. Our foods are still at fair and reasonable prices but soon the pressure can only be upwards even in the face of a desultory economy.

    POLITICAL POWER in our beloved Malaysia has overtaken everything else. It is noteworthy that all the moneymen are now in the Opposition. And all the others in the new Government. Talents in Malaysia are not only far and few between but literally non-existent in some specialised fields of finance which could only be acquired by hands on experience.

    The total sum of any endeavour by any Government must weigh heavily on the recognition of a Government’s true worth by independent analysts. The costs of our ability to acquire new funding are dependent on independent assessments. We live in a multi-polar World not a small tropical isle.

    At a moment when I thought round pegs fitted into round holes and square pegs fitted into square holes, Lo and Behold ! a kaleidoscope change took place and all were in disarray again.

    With the intensity of politics in Malaysia these days, it will be difficult for investors to take a long term view of their investments. Not only that, many other countries will be competing for the same investments. This important factor bears heavily on the socio-economics which benefit the Rakyat. When times were good, fun and games clouded over or distracted due attention to the care for the Rakyat. Now with difficult financial times, how to achieve delivery on promises ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  309. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 6:49 AM

    Wow.. Thanks to the Saudis and Russians, oil price plunged 20%. That’s the lowest since 2016 (!)

  310. twinpeaks Mar 8,2020 5:21 PM

    On Malaysian politics.

    There are conversations that the Malay community have struck back with a political vengeance. My question is, what does that mean to the average Malay farmer, fisherman, rural folk, or the average Malay office staff and dustmen. Are they going to get more money from the government (?!)

    Or is this just another meaningless activity.

  311. mubarakchan Mar 8,2020 1:48 PM

    Tun

    For Twin Peaks.

    With both external and internal turmoils now sweeping through our beloved Malaysia, this is the time for all loyalists and supporters of our revered Constitution and our Yang Di Pertuan Agong to stand as one – politicians or otherwise. There is no other Way but be as one, united and strong in the face of the most unexpected Perfect Storm. It is the Unity in Spirit and Will which should hold us together until the next GE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our revered Constitution must hold.

  312. twinpeaks Mar 8,2020 9:18 AM

    On Malaysian economy.

    With the sudden change in government, will this be followed with u-turns on projects (?).

    I guess that projects approved under PH era in Penang and Kedah will now be revoked or shelved, and projects rejected/shelved in Johor and Pahang under PH will now be reinstated. And how about the economic policies? Just recently the stimulus package was announced a day before Tun’s sudden resignation.. will that still be honoured?

    There is so much political uncertainty, it is bad for business.

  313. mubarakchan Mar 6,2020 11:17 PM

    Tun

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Never to be put together again ?

    As I have commented ceaselessly on how outside forces will influence a small country like our beloved Malaysia, every day events put paid to my comments. The latest is the free fall of the price of a barrel of oil and the as yet unknown pervasive effects of the Covid-19 virus. The latter has the propensity to stop transportation, mass events, etc. which reduces socio-economic activity to zero.

    I sincerely hope our Malaysian politicians see the seriousness of the situation which now confronts us and in the near future. This is not the time to dance the song of victory but to come together for all to hold what we all have built up since 1957. IT IS A TIME FOR A UNITED GOVERNMENT because our beloved Malaysia now lacks not only talent but also money because our coffers are dry and our natural resources have less value – a value which is determined by others, not Malaysians.

    As a CONSTITUTIONALIST BUT NEVER A COMMUNALIST, I hope those in POWER realise that they have the POWER to care for 31 million Malaysians who depend on the wise and visionary Leadership to lead us out of this most threatening of all tsunamis ever. Please note the United States today cannot exist alone in this multi-polar World. The next interesting scenario has yet to unfold. Hopefully, the World comes to Earth with a gentle bump. That’s only a hope.

    In the meantime, a small country like our beloved Malaysia requires all the talents to helm this great ship before it sinks with all hands on board.

    Man Proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  314. twinpeaks Mar 5,2020 8:18 PM

    On Malaysian politics.

    Has PPBM changed its acronym for.. “Parti Pintu Belakang Malaysia” (?!)

  315. twinpeaks Mar 5,2020 10:17 AM

    On Malaysia’s corrupt politicians.

    Here is something that I find interesting… It was reported that a politician in the previous BN government was enraged when the judge hearing his application to have his financial status to be revealed ONLY to the judge and not to the public and media, rejected the application, citing public interest.

    What I find interesting is not the fact that the person is acting this way considering the sudden change in Malaysia’s political landscape (thanks to Tun’s sudden resignation et al). What I find interesting is that for someone who reads daily on financial news worldwide, including Malaysia, I had never heard of that person owning so much money and not listed in Forbes list of the richest Malaysians. The figure stated would put a lot of prominent tycoons whose financial status are well known to the public, to shame(!)

    The figure stated in the report is almost a BILLION Ringgit. And that is just related to one company of his(!)

    The question that immediately comes to mind is… if this person is not even the top two or even top ten of the previous BN government, well.. imagine how many others of his kind (in Malaysian politics, past and present) are there still hiding in their cosy homes around KL’s top neighborhoods.

    How many billionaire politicians does Malaysia actually have (!?)

  316. twinpeaks Mar 4,2020 3:37 PM

    On New Government.

    The new Prime Minister’s request for the new parliament to convene only on May 18 proves that Tun still has A LOT of support inside the Dewan Rakyat. Tan Sri Muhyiddin would not have delayed it unless he is sure of his own purported majority.

    I am VERY sure that Tun can return to become the country’s ninth Prime Minister.

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  317. twinpeaks Mar 3,2020 9:39 PM

    On Politics.

    Politicians are born actors. And very good ones too(!). I know, because I come from a political family.

    The key objective is long-term survival. In this case, I would say the PPBM. Now that the party president is securely in place as Prime Minister, it is a matter of keeping the post after the next General Elections. So, the party must stand a good chance of winning all its seats again. Now that it is on the right side, its chances are better than before.

    Of course, the script must be smartly written and subtle. The various parts well-rehearsed, too. Tun’s blog is full of gullible commentators, I would say…

  318. mubarakchan Mar 1,2020 12:11 PM

    Tun

    Assalamulaikum.

    A gangster Tong Tat Wai HP +6012-3336699 and 2 others came to my house, 80, Jalan Sri Hartamas 17, 50480 Kuala Lumpur this morning at 10.30 a.m. Sunday 1st March 2020 and threaten to kill me, my wife and grand-daughter if I do not pay them RM 1 Million by 4th Wednesday 2020.

    I sincerely hope the PDRM will take action accordingly. I will be reporting to the Jalan Travers Police Station this afternoon.

    This incident shows that our security is now threatened by gangsters.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  319. twinpeaks Mar 1,2020 10:21 AM

    On Malaysian politics.

    2020… Leap year for Malaysian politicians.

    Keep leaping. Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, …

  320. mubarakchan Mar 1,2020 12:25 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY LAST COMMENT.

    Oops ! I apologise for quoting that you have 121 aduns in hand. The figure should be 114 as mentioned all over the media.

    IT DOES NOT MAKE CONSTITUTIONAL SENSE THAT ANY NUMBER LESS THAN 114 IS GREATER THAN 114 BECAUSE THE DEWAN HAS ONLY 222 SEATS ! That was what my English Maths told me.

    Still the finger points at those who caused all this unnecessary trouble by being instigators behind the Throne. They should be reprimanded severely.

    Nalaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It pays to corralled all these 114 aduns tonight in a safe haven and properly audited by a respectable accountancy firm for legal purposes !

  321. mubarakchan Mar 1,2020 12:06 AM

    tUN

    If indeed that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has 121 votes and YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin 6 votes less. By chance the latter became the Prime Minister even without the blessing of PPBM. Then, there may be a case to Petition to the Court to rectify a wrong. And our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad carries on as the Interim Prime Minister until the matter is resolved. Therefore, the PM after the next will be the 9th PM.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Those instigators behind the Throne should be castigated severely.

  322. twinpeaks Feb 29,2020 8:42 PM

    On Malaysia’s democracy.

    Congratulations to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s new Prime Minister. After Tun Mahathir, Tan Sri Muhyiddin is undoubtedly the best choice to spearhead the country’s economy ahead. He has tremendous experience at both state and federal levels, well liked too in Borneo. The best (for me) is that he is from the Bersatu party. This is good for Tun to ensure that PPBM is the dominant party in the new National Alliance government, by increasing the number of MPs for the party vis-a-vis UMNO and PAS.

    A very good choice and a happy ending for all.

  323. mubarakchan Feb 29,2020 7:36 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER ON MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2020.

    After I confidently predicted the next Prime Minister as the present Prime Minister, I took a nap. Lo and Behold ! I turned on the TV and I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw that YB Tan Sri Muhyiddinn Yassin was announced to be the next Prime Minister by our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong. As a fervent Constitutionalist, I laud this august appointment. Congratulations to YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

    Then, I turned to another TV Channel where a Chinese broadcaster was predicting that there could be another change in due course. Obviously, this fellow is DAP !

    Ladies and Gentlemen ! See the mischief brought about by some thoughtless souls who could not stop their mischief behind the backs of others. The PKR + DAP were already in the seats of POWER. Yet, they could end up naked and POWERLESS in the streets without paying due respect to their PATIENCE. What a mess ! What a bungle of the First of the Order !

    DO THESE PARTIES PKR + DAP DESERVE TO BE IN POWER TO RULE OVER US ?

    This is not their FIRST POLITICAL BUNGLE BUT THE FOURTH. And within the Fourth, there was a mini-bungle which claim their Leader had the numbers.

    WHY DID’NT PKR + DAP STEADFASTLY SUPPORT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END ? This I do not understand. It seemed to me that their are more GENERALS THAN COLONELS IN PKR.

    In this War-War game, DAP is only a batman according to the rules and regulations of the revered Constitution. This is confirmed by their altruistic silence.

    If our YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin becomes our beloved Prime Minister on Monday 2nd March 2020, PKR + DAP can kiss the Prime Minister’s chair GOOD-BYE, probably forever ! I have never seen such political bungle in my life ! The sheer lack of COMMON SENSE OR MIND-SET AS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD HAD EXHORTED US.

    At this juncture, I express my congratulations and best wishes for our in-coming new Prime Minister YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin always !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  324. mubarakchan Feb 29,2020 3:50 PM

    Tun,

    As I predicted yesterday that our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong will announce the next Prime Minister on Monday 3rd March 2020. This Prime Minister is the present Prime Minister.

    And the results of the shenanigans created by the PKR are for all to see. FIRST, A WEEK AGO, PKR SUPPORTED OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. YESTERDAY, PKR SUPPORTED DSAI TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER CLAIMING THEY HAVE THE NUMBERS. TODAY, PKR FIRMLY SUPPORTS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER – the 8th ?

    Who was the Chinaman in the wood-pile ? In this event, we will not find any. No Chinaman has the POWER under the revered Constitution which sets the rule of this game of PATIENCE.

    There is to be no more wayang kulit behind anyone’s back anymore due to the gathering financial tsunami to come from the distant seas. Let us for once be serious about ourselves and our livelihood and put our attention and energies to turn the wheel of success.

    We already have a magnificent Leader to lead us and yet the pretenders came out of their shells to make a claim on the Throne WHICH IS STILL NOT VACANT TODAY. STUPID !

    The problem in Malaysian Politics is that we do not practise political philosophies but crude race and religious cutting edge politics of a Malaysian kind so that anyone with two eyes and two legs could make a bid to be the Prime Minister.

    As I said many times ‘ A Prime Minister is born. Not made !’

    Let us not play fun and games anymore by wasting precious time and money at this critical juncture in our momentous history. IT IS TIME TO SUPPORT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO DO THE FULL TERM OF 5 YEARS. Have some patience folks ? POWER has 4 legs. We have only two.

    IT IS TIME TO RE-BUILD THOUSANDS OF MALAY ELITE, OUR VALUE SYSTEM AND RAPED FINANCIAL COFFERS BECAUSE THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH FOR US IN THIS WORLD.

    Let our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad complete his 5 year term and we restrain ourselves from over-reaching ourselves.

    So far, the PKR + DAP have achieved 4 famous Political Bungles instead of ONE EASY STEP TO POWER IN PUTRAJAYA ! Let us hope this is the last – the 4th ! Think !

    In the 4th Bungle, PKR + DAP were already in the seats of POWER. Yet through their own shenanigans they found themselves NAKED OF POWER FOR ONE WEEK IN THE HOT AND HUMID STREETS OF PUTRAJAYA ! Stupid.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We should soot the fellow who plays pucks behind your back again. IN YOU WE ALL TRUST. A FULL 5 YEAR TERM OR ELSE…….!

  325. mubarakchan Feb 28,2020 9:32 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE FOUR POLITICAL BUNGLES BY PKR + DAP.

    How many Malaysians have heard of the 36 Steps in Human Activities to succeed as laid down by the ancients of long ago ? The 36 Steps were engraved in stone for descendants to practise to win and not to lose. The finest step was the last, the 36th – to run. This could be honourable or otherwise.

    At this juncture of the Game of Patience, I foresee that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will achieve the FINEST MOMENT OF HIS LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER – the 36th step – to withdraw with full honours under his carefully thought out control. You may say he is opportunistic but this is how the very best politician works.

    Just look at the FOUR BUNGLES OF THE PKR + DAP. Even inside the seat of POWER in Putrajaya, they lost and got thrown out to the streets.

    Then, there is the forgotten 1MDB which perpetrators did not know that the ancient tract of the 36 Steps of Tactics existed. They grabbed so much without considering a proper exit. At the end, the huge loot was exposed to all and sundry with no exit found !

    The difference between a World Class elite and the multitudes of common charlatans or fake pretenders to the thrones all over, is for all to see and compare thus :-

    1. Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Finest 36th Step moment ever in his long and distinguished career.

    2. The 4 Famous Political Bungles of the PKR + DAP

    3. 1MDB an alleged daylight robbery without an EXIT.

    The pages of our Malaysian Political history are assured to have material worthy of study by Ph.D students in the near future. And the personalities behind all these significant events will cast light on how all these had happened altruistically.

    History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Welcome home ! IN YOU WE ALL TRUST !

  326. mubarakchan Feb 28,2020 8:29 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT TO THE 4 FAMOUS POLITICAL BUNGLES BY PKR + DAP.

    Hopefully, the wisdom of our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong within the context of the revered Constitution will play out the final hand of this classical Game of Patience to appoint the next Prime Minister in our beloved land, Malaysia. Patience is the winner in this game which is not the Game of Thrones.

    I always had the firm belief that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was determined to hand the Premiership to another person and it was up to him to decide on the timing. He had already firmly indicated that it would be after the APEC Meeting in December 2020.

    In April 2010, I met our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with the full knowledge that his Family was unwilling to permit him to re-enter Politics again. He did in the NATIONAL INTEREST. At my meeting with the Tun, that the question about his return to Politics was actually at the tip of my tongue. I held back. I was already very upset with the rule of the BN Government which had been given away precious Malaysian assets to Singapore freely like the rocks, sand, low hanging fruits, UMNO NST Editor’s chair, Sime Dwrby contracts, and much more.

    With the announcement of the name of the next Prime Minister on Monday 2nd March 2020, our great ship, our beloved Malaysia will return to an even keel again.

    And together, we the Rakyat will row with all our might to success as one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    OUR TRUST IN OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FULFILLED. HE SERVED OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA BEST THROUGHOUT HIS MAGNIFICENT AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITHOUT A PEER.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    PRIME MINISTERS ARE BORN. NOT MADE.

  327. HBT456 Feb 28,2020 7:25 PM

    Even i have no experiences in politics, i also can read between lines, and you think they cant see, mubarakchan?

    Well, if you insist you have done no wrong, then, you may continue with your dream, anyway, and no one will stop you either, mubarakchan.

    Belum masuk padang pedang, they already started to tikam lidah and made themselves look desperate.

    I always believe the good ones will be blessed, the bad ones will be dealt with rule of law, or rule of judgement when the day is called, it is only a matter of time.

    Did they learn?

    I hope so.

    Good luck to the wannabes.

  328. mubarakchan Feb 28,2020 4:07 PM

    Tun

    There is an ancient saying, ‘ Greed turns to poverty.’ or the 4 Famous Bungles of PKR + DAP.(up-dated)

    After 3 missed shots by the Opposition PKR + DAP in 1997, 2008 and 2013, I thought the famous Duo had finally achieved Nirvana in Putrajaya on 9th May 2018 14th GE even though I advised them to join up with the BN. History has shown this Nirvana has become a Pipe Dream with so many fellows sleeping in one small bed !

    Here is the chronological sequence of the 4 Famous Political Bungles by the famous Duo as follows, :-

    1. 1997-1998. If the DPM had taken a holiday in the United States, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia. One Easy Step to POWER.

    2. 2008. If the Duo had sorted out the 32 Aduns BEFORE and not AFTER the GE, they would have been in Putrajaya since. Now they know this would have cost them NO MONEY ! One Easy Step to Power !

    3. 2013. If the Duo had called for a 100 day strike which even Gandhi eschewed, they would have been in POWER in Putrajaya since.

    4. 2018-2020. I was certain that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hand over his Prime Ministership as promised.

    But Lo and Behold ! They have shot themselves in the foot again and found themselves naked of POWER in the streets. Even though this farce is touted as a Game of Thrones, IT IS ACTUALLY A CLASSICAL GAME OF PATIENCE WHICH OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IS A MAESTRO WHO OUT-MANOEUVRED ALL THROUGH HIS MINDSET OF LOGIC AND SCIENTIFIC TRAINING.

    If I am the other person, I would have assured Tun that he can stay as long as he likes and then go on a holiday. But Bungles of all Malaysian Political Bungles, sooting one’s foot seemed to be the political order of the day. In no time at all, the famous Duo found themselves in the streets again – this time round completely naked because with money rich UMNO and Tun’s PBBM with the most Malay seats and a discordant record of governance since 9 May 2018, it is going to be a tall order for PKR and DAP to keep what seats they have today. There will be an overwhelming response from the electorate against them. They are no longer the down-trodden but the EXCLUSIVE EX-RULERS who cut off all the goodies and the bakshees to the Proletariat and did not fulfil their GE Manifesto of 2018 !

    So how did they soot themselves in the foot ?

    PATIENCE IS THE WATCHWORD IN ALL THINGS.

    By doing the political shenanigans behind everyone’s back which is known to all as old as the hills since the Chinese characters shop-house sign-boards caper in Penang of the 1990s, they shot themselves in the foot.

    REAL PATIENCE AND GOODWILL WOULD HAVE FINALLY BROUGHT THE FAMOUS DUAO INTO REAL POWER. But it is not to be. Someone was IMPATIENT even with the cup of POWER ELIXIR IN HIS HANDS. “Twixt many a slip cup and lips” !

    With such poor GENERALSHIP coupled with bungles, do you think this famous DUO can rule over our beloved Malaysia ? Your guess is as good as mine, dear Folks ! This is not even a RM 64,000 question !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. As long as Tun is the Prime Minister, I will always have pleasant dreams every night !

  329. mubarakchan Feb 28,2020 6:32 AM

    Tun

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT TO CALL FOR A UNITY GOVERNMENT AT THE PRESENT TIME. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT NOT ONLY FACE HER OWN INTERNAL PROBLEMS BUT THE HUGE FINANCIAL INTERNATIONAL CRISIS NOW UNFOLDING AROUND THE WORLD ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA AS COMPOUNDED BY THE COVID-19 VIRUS. The result of Trumponomics.

    LET US HOPE ALL THE 222 ADUNS VOTE AS ONE FOR A UNITY GOVERNMENT TO BE LED BY OUR TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD AND HIS CLOSEST AIDES TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN AND DATO SERI SHARIL REDZA RIDZUAN UNTIL THIS STORM PASSED OVER.

    THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO SPLIT HAIRS. LET ALL MALAYSIANS STAND AS ONE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    It is now more than clear that Malaysia has scanty reserves for the rainy day and no Malay elite by the thousands to jive with the non-Malay elite due to the abuse and excesses of the elite between 1957-2018 when faced with unexpected events. Those who are in the Government Leadership must always expect the unexpected. It is not sunshine and blue skies every day. It has never been plain sailing for anyone.

  330. mubarakchan Feb 27,2020 8:44 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians note that Tun’s party the PPBM has the most number of Bumiputra seats in the Dewan Rakyat followed by the UMNO with only 39 seats. PKR being a mixed bag has the fewest seats. DAP sticks out glaringly as a Chinese biased party.

    If a snap poll is called, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad party could replace the UMNO in terms of the seats garnered by the Bumiputra. A reduction of the number of seats belonging to the PH should be a forgotten conclusion. The next GE is going to be expensive for all parties concerned. But the Constitution prevails.

    Therefore it makes sense to support our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the Dewan Rakyat for PH and UMNO against. PAS has the final choice which should be interesting.

    Sri Lanka was a political paradise in the 1950s. By the 1960s, all were in topsy-turvy created by huge political struggles for POWER which gave rise to the rise of the LTTE in 1972. That was a paradise LOST.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  331. HBT456 Feb 27,2020 7:25 PM

    Northen moslem pakistani too are very poor, hence, i will not say things that could hurt them because they too do not want to be born of poor families.

    Dont forget, we are in developed country status whereby we shouldnt look down or curse those countries of under-developed as global or international players.

    RULE OF FEDERAL LAW?

    RULE OF KONGRES LAW?

    They should know by now BOLEH atau TIDAK BOLEH since BN have tried with RULE OF PUTRAJAYA, and finally they loose the mandate to PAKATAN RAKYAT turned PAKATAN HARAPAN with MANISFESTO 1MDB to boost up Malay Muslim ownerships.

  332. HBT456 Feb 27,2020 6:57 PM

    I thought you know TDM very well, twinpeaks.

    It looks like you are pretending to know him, or pretenting not to know him when you raised your flag in bombing Beijing and Shanghai in here, twinpeaks?

    I guess you are just only another egoistic and ignorant young turk, i mean, ciku, trying so hard to impress your political master by jumping rank, i mean, jump into conclusion based on your political instincts.

    You are not the first, you are not the last either, twinpeaks.

    Your greatest fear is your heart, not your enemies or ark rivals, twinpeaks.

    Why unity government, that is PERIKATAN NASIONAL, is proposed to replace BACK DOOR or SHADOW GOVERNMENT?

    The answer is for POLITICAL STABILITY.

    It looks like LAWAN TETAP LAWAN will be placed at the BACK DOOR of the SHADOW GOVERNMENT by now since all of us has a battle to cofront that is political uncertainties beyond our control in this country.

    Those Melayu wannabes who spiked DSAI and push to return the mandate to the RAKYAT are the most guilty ones.

    Yup, TDM needs them even when they did badly, and reason why, you have to ask him.

    EC said it needs MYR800k to conduct PRU to test the political temperature.

    You think PRU will be called anytime soon, twinpeaks?

    I rest my case since whichever coalition wins out the majority, life will go on as usual.

    In here, i hope they are more mature now in playing with PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY, bukan sekadar sedapkan hati kaum2 masing2.

    Pendek kata, you can never make a baby in 1 month by making 9 women pregnant.

    NEVER COUNT CHICKENS BEFORE EGGS HATCHED.

    P/s: It is interesting to understand what biological weapon meant in northern china that share border with pakistan. Beijing is deploying 100,000 ducks, instead of computerized drones, to cross the border to help pakistan to combat locust swamp. i sure hope you should know by now what can be done, what cannot be done, twinpeaks.

  333. twinpeaks Feb 27,2020 1:29 PM

    On Malaysia’s nation-rebuilding.

    Tun Mahathir is the first leader of this country that I see as one who has the courage to lead his people of all races and religions, toward a new future. What Tun tries to do is nothing less than changing the way the country and its people are operating since the colonial times.

    The unity government is needed that is not supported by anyone. That’s right. No one, as everyone in this country is either pro-Malay or anti-Malay. It is simply the way the country had been designed since colonial times.

    Tun may succeed, and if he miraculously does, the way is open to change the shape and tone of country’s Constitution for ever. Of course, the rulers have to decide whether to go along with Tun’s revolutionary move of these past several days. It is equivalent to Malaysia’s very own French Revolution of 1789. Some sacrifice of ego is undoubtedly required.

    If Tun succeeds in forming the unity government, there is no more space for racially and religious based parties like UMNO, Bersatu, PAS, PKR, DAP, MCA, MIC, PBB, SUPP, PBS, UPKO, PBRS, et cetera. The nation will completely transformed for the future.

    The main obstacle are manifold. It will be a big miracle if Tun succeeds. Good luck, Tun.

  334. mubarakchan Feb 27,2020 10:53 AM

    Tun

    Our politicians will indeed show immaturity if the majority does not support you to be the Prime Minister because there is no one else who is suitable to fill this important top post in this critical environment.

    As it is said that Prime Ministers are born not made.

    In this respect, the Constitution is paramount over all other desires. No one is legitimate without recognising the importance of the Rule of the Law. And in all cases, the majority rules.

    The importance of having the right person to be the Prime Minister today in Malaysia goes without too much head-scratching as there is only one person qualified to do the job. The rest is second tier. The top tier has since gone kaput due to self-indulgence and self-immolation – 1957-2018.

    Our beloved Malaysia is in a peculiar position for want of suitable and real elite. Fakes are a dime a dozen in Malaysia these days.

    Every fellow is either a Ph.D or an associate professor connected with over 50 institutions of higher education. Once upon a time, I thought The Philippines held the monopoly on fake degrees.

    With the waiver of a proper standard for higher education, we now found that some Ministerial material exhibited some farcical behaviour which befits a comedian. Without proper standards for higher education, we have the good affected by the bad.

    In our Dewan Raykat of 222 seats, it seems only one Adun is qualified to be the Prime Minister. The other 221 Aduns who are elected into the seats are not deemed to be qualified. Last but not least, our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong came out to be the referee and actuary in keeping with the Constitution. We cannot be more democratic than this.

    Of course, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be supported 100% as the Prime Minister due to his long experience in Public Service and governance. Others should face the electorate to be determined whether they fit the bill.

    At times like these, a Unity Government is the best of all because the country needs all capable peopled with willing hands to keep the great ship of state on even keel.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  335. twinpeaks Feb 26,2020 10:19 PM

    *short-changed. Beg your pardon

  336. twinpeaks Feb 26,2020 10:03 PM

    On Malaysia’s political development.

    When this country and its people are so preoccupied with championing their each own stupid race and religion, then you will end up with what you see today. What you see is the backlash of playing the race and religious issues.

    For a start, Malaysia’s Constitution was already designed to be inherently racist and religious, what ever its justifications. They may be good for keeping the peace, but it does no good for uniting its people of various races and religions. Then, this is followed up by forming political parties based on racial and religious supporters. Plus, the preoccupation with choosing the country’s top two leaders ONLY from the Peninsula, alienates the Borneo people who STILL believe that they have been short-handed by the British and Malayan leaders (including the opportunistic Lee Kuan Yew). Yes, Sabah and Sarawak people still feel like they are colonies of someone.

    So, today what the people of this country and its leaders especially, are a backlash for this ridiculous politics of race and religion. You are basically screwing yourself up. There is no way out.

    There is no real unity. All the national anthem singing are fake and not felt. Both BN and PH politicians (including Bersatu) are inherently racist and religious bigots.

    Everything is screwed up.

    p/s. Tun is not stingy with passing the PM post. He had already done this three times by now. But he is careful who should be the Prime Minister of this country. You cannot have a racial and religious bigot as Prime Minister. It is that simple.

  337. twinpeaks Feb 26,2020 5:50 PM

    On Malaysia’s political development.

    Most commentators in Tun’s blog are from the old generation, with their old ways of thinking. They are racist and only care about their own little world of Ummah and religious bigotry.

    However, this old generation is clearly out of touch with the new generation of Malaysians, who care more about an efficient government that is not narrow-minded and not preoccupied with the the nonsense of race and religion.

    Tun is going top change the landscape of Malaysia’s political future. Starting with his sudden resignation. Now is the time to reset the politics of Malaysia.

    Tun is going to rebuild for the future. That’s what he is doing.

  338. mubarakchan Feb 26,2020 6:15 AM

    Tun

    FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    Well-said, Good Man ! Under present circumstances, the revered Constitution prevails. As it is said, ” IT’S THE CONSTITUTION, STUPID !”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  339. mubarakchan Feb 26,2020 12:37 AM

    Tun

    The Leader of the Magnificent 11 said that he did it to protect Tun from being made a lame duck. Of course, YB is correct if I remember correctly that in October 2002, Tun publicly announced he would retire in 12 months time. Thereafter, Lee Kuan Yew went to his drawing board and produced the Free Trade Scheme which by 2009 after the Crash of October 2008 became Obama’s TPPA/CPTPP – the well-known Malaysia/Malays Killer.

    The Leader also mentioned a common practice amongst some folks which was be nice in front but played pucks behind. There was such an incident in the 1990s in Pulau Pinang when there were protests against sign boards with Chinese characters. This incident had to be smoothed over by a senior politician who turned up later as was alleged.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  340. twinpeaks Feb 25,2020 7:53 PM

    On Malaysia’s political realignment.

    Who the heck are UMNO/PAS/MCA/MIC politicians to tell Tun Mahathir what he should or should not do, if he wants their support.

    No one tells Tun what to do.

  341. mubarakchan Feb 25,2020 6:52 PM

    Tun

    Reading the tea leaves daily, it seems that what I can discern are the words ” CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY or FRONT “. As the tea leaves are drawn together to form these powerful words due to the political will of the many Aduns who have been plotting to form a more stable and embracing Government.

    The revered Constitution forms the protective legal umbrella or basis which legitimizes and justifies the snapshots of glimpses into all the secret huddles behind closed doors of the Aduns in their quest to form a ‘ UNITY FRONT .’

    The present tense political developments once again stripped naked the combined legal prowess of the PKR and the DAP which had only had 22 months to warm their seats at Putrajaya.

    Before the 14th GE, I suggested that these ambitious folks should link up with the UMNO but they took their own advice which found them in the streets once again without so much as a ‘thank you’ from whoever was concerned.

    One could assume this is their finest bungle of all time without considering all the legal options available on the political table. Here is a chronology of how this infamous duo failed to capture the ultimate throne at Putrajaya from 1997 ! History is the finest arbiter of the Truth !

    1. 1997. If the DPM had taken a holiday in the US, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister.

    2. 2008. If the 32 Aduns had been sorted out before and not after the GE, the Duo would have captured Putrajaya. Actually, this cost them no money as they now discovered !

    3. 2013. If the Duo had called a 100 day fast to the death which even Gandhi did not, again they would have won and in Putrajaya since.

    4. 2018. If the Duo had joined with UMNO, they would have avoided being thrown out to the streets of Putrajaya at the drop of the proverbial hat.

    The Duo proved that our Malaysian Style Democracy is indeed democratic without any doubt which is practised under the Rule of the Law as governed by the CONSTITUTION. Their bad timing and bungles are their business which have now been etched in the Pantheon of Malaysian Political Bungles.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  342. mubarakchan Feb 25,2020 1:18 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE PRESENT MALAYSIAN POLITICAL CRISIS.

    The next person to be our Prime Minister has no choice but to serve our NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin is eminently suitable if our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stands down. He is well versed in worldly matters a whole life-long with academic qualifications from Cambridge and Harvard. He is loved by all races. He is religious and caring for all segments of our disparate Society. He is humble and can wield a big stick given the Power even-handedly.

    Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin is the right choice for the next PM IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST if Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad declines.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Fortunately, there are 3 Malay elite remain.

  343. mubarakchan Feb 25,2020 1:03 AM

    Tun

    Who would expect our beloved Malaysia to plunge into her deepest crisis ever in a matter of a few days ? Who would think such a crisis of political midgets is possible ? The results of politics of race and religion and not political philosophy. If the latter had held sway, there would be not such political farce in our beloved Malaysia today. But we have not reached that state of political intellect to do a higher tier of politics. Hence, the rough and tumble nature of Malaysian Politics and its remarkable and unpredictable eruptions.

    Malaysia is indeed in political crisis created by the Singaporean Puppet and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    This corrupt BN Government took of the lid from the Pandora’s box which let loose all sorts of unpredictable evils. From then on 2004-2018, it was one whole stretch of negativities affecting our lives. The Value System was in disarray and broken.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tried his very best to put all things back on an even keel. But it has been of no purpose with his sudden resignation. His lieutenants were impatient and did not follow the norms to political success.

    In other countries, a long line of political elite is available to be the next PM. BUT IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA THE NEXT SUITABLE PRIME MINISTER IS THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTER.

    This is the result of fun and games which through self-indulgence and self-immolation destroyed 3 generations of top Malay elite – 1957-2018.

    Then, thinking hard, is there really another elite who is suitable to be the next Prime Minister ? If you recall, there are 3 Malay elite left being Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin and Dato Seri Shahril Redza Ridzuan.

    I AM OF THE OPINION THAT TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN HAS ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER IF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD DECLINES BEFORE OR AFTER THE 15TH GE. DATO SERI SHARIL REDZA RIDZUAN WILL BE A GOOD MINISTER OF FINANCE. This is in perfect consonance with the type of Malaysian Politics today – a person with a distinguished public record is eligible to be the next PM within the context of our revered Constitution !

    So why not Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin ? THE MOST SUITABLE CANDIDATE TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER NEXT TO OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD.

    WHO CAN BE BETTER THAN TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN EXCEPT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IN THESE DIFFICULT AND TRYING TIMES ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. A Singaporean journalist commented.’ Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad holds all the cards in his hands!’

  344. twinpeaks Feb 24,2020 8:30 PM

    On Malaysia’s political realignment.

    PPBM is now definitely assured of keeping the seats won in last general elections. Incredible political moves in just 2 days. Well done, Tun.

  345. mubarakchan Feb 24,2020 7:42 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE CONSTITUTION AND PRESENT DAY MALAYSIAN POLITICS.

    As it is said, ‘ IT’S THE CONSTITUTION, STUPID !’

    The powerful revered CONSTITUTION holds sway not those, “Reform. Reform. Reform.’ calls which require a 2/3rd majority in the Dewan Rakyat !

  346. mubarakchan Feb 24,2020 7:26 PM

    Tun

    Congratulations on the prospects of the formation of a new majority Government which had learnt its lessons well from the disastrous 2004-2018 Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government with its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    It is logical to re-build rapidly from a majority base supported by the Constitution with the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and the Royal Sultans at the head. I felt some anti-Constitution cryptos in the fallen PH Government.

    The late PH Government was Good and Incorruptible but did not represent the majority as per the Constitution. It was democratically elected but did not synchronise with the desires and traditions of the majority. As a result, internal conflicts of a crypto-kind hampered its work all the time.

    Loose canons were let off ever so often like that nursery in the Dewan Rakyat and many more when the urgent call was to address the poor and the addicts. Over 600,000 bankrupts including the young were incarcerated in a fake revised Bankruptcy Act and left to rot for a life time and not forgiven like Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain and Australia.

    The sheer neglect by those responsible for the Laws in the late PH Government cannot be forgiven.

    All the time the minority shouted ‘Reform. Reform .Reform !’ What Reform when the 600,000 bankrupts are left to rot, the 300,000 young addicts are not rehabilitated, fisher-folk and farmers neglected and Pulau Pinang turned into a mini-Singapore ?

    The majority was ignored and POWER pressed down and on. THAT WAS YESTERDAY !

    Today is today. We now see another new Era arising which is now led by Leaders with experience and will respond to the wishes of the bankrupts, addicts, fisherman and farmers and Pulau Pinang folks.

    And not strangely, all the to-ing and fro-ing in recent days to the Yang Di Pertuan Agong’s Palace reflected the POWER OF THE CONSTITUTION and our now famous Malaysian Style Democracy.

    What let the DAP down this time ?

    THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAWS OF THE LAND WHICH IS EMBODIED IN THE CONSTITUTION. Their arrogance and exclusivity have brought their total downfall with a great bump ! Ouch !

    The shift in Malaysian Politics has gone CONSTITUTIONAL NOT COMMUNAL. Agree ? Yes ? No ? within our Malaysian Style Democratic context.

    No matter how many metric tonnes of the finest vitriol now being poured forth, there is no way that the flow of the desires of the majority will prevail THE RULE OF THE LAW WILL PREVAIL IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND THE INTERESTS OF OUR MALAYSIAN STYLE OF DEMOCRACY.

    No more free gifts to Singapore 2004-2018 ! No more TPPA/CPTPP, free rocks, KIM assets, HSR, sand, etc.

    AS I SEE IT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO BETRAYAL BY ANYONE. IT IS A SINCERE QUANTUM LEAP BY THE MAJORITY FOR SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILTY IN CONTINUANCE OF OUR STRUGGLES SINCE MERDEKA 1957 WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OUR HERITAGE AND TRADITIONS. And we the Rakyat must keep it this WAY.

    OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD’S WAY !!

    I am not a hypocrite. THEREFORE I SAY ‘MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG !’

    The cryptos in the fallen PH Government whether for Singapore or themselves, missed the whole plot altogether.

    First, it was the CONSTITUTION which prevailed not communal or exclusive politics which have become Jurassic. Second, the desires of the majority can only prevail under the CONSTITUTION and the Rule of the Law. Third, this is the real test for the real Malaysian. The fakes have been exposed without a stitch on.

    The 15th GE will be soon upon us. The majority as delineated in the revered CONSTITUTION will prevail

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    IN YOU WE TRUST. LET THE CONSTITUTION PREVAILS. I have always been a CONSTITUTIONALIST NOT A COMMUNALIST SINCE 1954 !

  347. mubarakchan Feb 24,2020 11:29 AM

    Tun

    It is good to have a new coalition Government of parties who are like-minded. This gives the opportunity to create thousands of Malay elite once again. With the existing coalition Government, Malay talents are dispersed all over. It should be a case of round pegs for round holes and square pegs for square holes.

    Proper mind-sets are important. More important than PH.Ds which are a dime a dozen in certain countries.

    Without real Malay elite, the non-Malay elite finds it difficult to progress and prosper as the Constitution formally dictates the norms of good governance in our beloved Malaysia. It takes two to tango.

    The destruction of the Malay elite, the Value System and our prosperity has now been magnified by the COVID-19 virus. During the period of 2004-2018, the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs has become an expensive lesson for us all. Suddenly, the fountain of money ceased to flow.

    Let us hope with the rumoured new coalition Government, our beloved Malaysia will progress again in style and dynamism with much less politics of the negative kind.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  348. twinpeaks Feb 24,2020 10:13 AM

    On China and the Malaysian economy.

    The Covid-19 epidemic will have a medium to long term impact on China’s economy and countries in the region including Malaysia. How much preparation the Finance Ministry has done to soften the blow, like Singapore has indicated last week(?). A supplementary fiscal plan to counter any possible downturn on trade will go a long way to support investors confidence in Malaysia.

    On new political coalition in Malaysia.

    Nothing new here, already expected. But disappointing for political progress of the country toward a more mature phase. A pity.

  349. mubarakchan Feb 23,2020 5:53 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT OF THE HAUGHTINESS OF THE CHINESE.

    1. In 2005, on a trip to Hong Kong by the Cathay Pacific economy class, a Chinese woman was able to lodge her two feet on my head after my chair was inclined. I remonstrated with her to refrain from her act. She ignored me until the Cabin steward told her not to do so.

    2. In 2000, I returned to the State owned restaurant by the Great Wall of China for lunch. As I walked by the kitchen, I saw the kitchen helpers were chopping vegetables on the dusty road outside the kitchen’s entrance.

    3. In 2000, I was cruising along the canals of the famous village outside Shanghai, I saw the kitchen helpers washing the bowls and plates in the filthy waters of the murky river which was probably also was used as the main sewage system for the whole village.

    4. A journalist asked the French lady owner of a bistro next to the Gallerie Lafayette, Paris how she felt about these Chinese tourists making loud noises, quarrelling, spitting, coughing, sneezing, throwing rubbish on the floor, making a mess of the toilets and smoking like chimneys. She replied with a sardonic smile , ” Their money is good !”

    It was only in the year 2000 that I visited Beijing and Shanghai for the very first time. None since then.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  350. twinpeaks Feb 23,2020 10:17 AM

    On Covid-19.

    There are unpublished (of course) scientific studies that indicate the new virus being more inclined towards a certain region genetically. Could there already be an antidote. But why has it not been deployed(?)

    More questions than real answers from the medical community.

  351. mubarakchan Feb 22,2020 8:37 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND ITS AFTERMATH.

    CENTRAL BANKS OF THE WORLD. Most of the central banks have lost their independence from the politicians since October 2008 which caused the rise of Qualitative Easing or euphemism for Bail-out of the World’s financial system.

    The present state of affairs with all the major countries locked in to QE is that the World’s economy as led by the United States has not fully recovered. Yet, the prices of the commodities of the World either kept to their high prices or keep on rising.

    Gold is a fickle indicator of the realism of the market place. It’s price is now touching a high of US$ 1,600 per ounce.

    What a golden opportunity Lee Kuan Yew missed with Singapore’s billions of US Dollars from her Uncle Sam’s blessing of the Cold War monopolistic trades for Singapore 1948-1989 ! If Singapore had invested her huge US Dollar surplus into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce up to 4,000 tons before the year 2000, she is the King of the Hill today and not just a rusty knight in armour. Man proposes. God disposes.

    Singapore aside, the exuberance which arose in the World after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 gave rise to the Crash of October 2008.

    By June 2006, Greenspan at his retirement Senate hearing commented that he noted some froth in the housing prices in California and Florida. This was the creation of the sub-prime mortgages which led to the total upheaval of the United States socio-economic system which had to be sustained by 3 QEs to this day.

    With the Central Banks now stressed out and without many weapons to fight with, and the base lending rates at an all time low in many countries now compounded by the COVID-19 virus, these effects can only affect the commercial banks which have less room to make profits from its normal assets creation. What unknown vehicles now adopted by the banks without the knowledge of the authorities are as yet unknown ?

    It seems the whole World of finance is now skating on thin ice holding onto each other for safety !

    An interesting point to note is the lady lawyer Lagarde who was the French Minister of Finance and became the IMF Chief and now the ECB Chief. It seemed to the outside World that here is one central banker whose training as a lawyer is completely acceptable to the EU politicians in present day Europe. Interesting.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem But most of the World’s central banks do have a problem – the problem of how to be independent of politics again !

  352. HBT456 Feb 22,2020 4:04 PM

    When talks about commies, these so called perjuang tuah dan jebat will sure jump into the conclusion of commies must be CHINESE, COVID-19 must be WUHAN.

    WSJ labelled CHINA IS A SICK MAN will make yellow skin angry including japan, korea, taiwan, negara asean dan asia to boikot WSJ white jewish supremacy punya, dont play play.

    You think moving factories is like moving house, offices, foodtruck and kiosk, twinpeaks?

    You think all voters are fans of victoria beckcham, twinpeaks?

  353. HBT456 Feb 22,2020 3:20 PM

    Apabila mereka keluarkan suara, mereka mesti akan dilabelkan sebagai commies kerana mereka bukan melayu dan bukan muslim punya.

  354. HBT456 Feb 22,2020 3:08 PM

    https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/511825

    Why is it become an issue to the MALAY?

    Muslim Indonesia proposes to let the rich ones to marry the poor ones, meaning when they get rich, then, they are entitled to continue to marry as many poor village girls as they want because they are the bos indonesia?

    Alahai, mainland china dah outlawed archaic blasphemy law brought down by their tok penghulu, child marriages and child labour.

    In here, you still want to talk about nature as MELAYUSIA, not MALAYSIA?

    Who am i to disagree since this is MIRI constituency punya issue?

  355. mubarakchan Feb 22,2020 1:26 PM

    Tun

    What does the latest outbreak of a new disease the COVID-19 teach us ?

    During the medieval times, the fear was that there was no treatment for epidemics of plague and other infectious diseases. Now, the fear is that such infectious disease may be quickly spread across the globe by jet liners.

    But the moral of this story is not the rapid spread of COVID-19 but the human story behind the COVID-19 story.

    CHINA. It is well-known the China Chinese have been eating all sorts of wild animals for centuries. It is also well-known that the Chinese since Deng Xiao-peng from 1982 became immensely wealthy due to their own efforts. As a result, many Chinese travelling overseas became brazen, arrogant and rude. The haughtiness of the Chinese has now been brought down to earth with a hefty bump by the COVID-19.

    The moral of the Rise and Fall of the Chinese haughtiness is that this may be a timely reminder to them to be more humble, charitable and civil. And always be prepared for great misfortunes which may fall upon them. It is also obvious if China wants to catch with the United States, she has to spend billions of dollars to bring her hygiene and health standards up to the international level. Or else, like now, her citizens are unwanted around the World.

    MALAYSIA. This is not only a wake up call for our top Leadership but a special reminder for those who came before them that our beloved Malaysia’s open economy is not only fragile but small. The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs only knew how to spend and rob the coffers of the Government. They did not know the refrain, “To save for the rainy day.” This left the coffers empty when the Good and Incorruptible PH Government came into Power on 9 May 2018. Fortunately, now the Government is clean and stable to deal with any Crisis. Spending for infra-structural projects will be delayed.

    SINGAPORE. As traditional friends with Singapore, the open economy of Singapore exposes her to all sorts of international vicissitudes affecting her wherewithal. Now with Trump’s unpredictable actions and the COVID-19 pandemic, all the jury is out on their prediction of Singapore’s future economy even with a hefty stimulus because the World has changed from the steady and stable international economic environment of the late 20th Century. Who can say a single Polar World was better than a Bi-Polar World of today ?

    These above-mentioned events are crucial in our assessment of the future World’s economy to come. With Trump, Brexit, a weaker EU, China’s forthcoming re-assessment of their haughtiness, Middle Eastern disarray, Russia’s Putin and India’s Modi etc., there are more unpredictable balls now being juggled in the air than ever before when there was only the United states and may be Russia. Let us all hope these balls do not fall onto the ground with a horrible crash !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It is interesting to note that HBT630 has become like a many headed serpent with many commentators hiding behind this fake name.

  356. mubarakchan Feb 22,2020 12:09 AM

    Tun

    Is it verboten that different writers hide behind the same FAKE NAME ?

    I am referring to the fake Hainanese HBT630 which presented its latest in a form of English which is entirely different from the rotten English which it dished out regularly.

    I have noticed for sometime that there are more than one Hainanese hiding behind this Hainanese HBT630 fake. This is what this type of people do in real Life – cheating.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem,

  357. twinpeaks Feb 21,2020 9:18 AM

    On economic outlook.

    If there is a silver lining in the cloud in the coming months, it is the fact that multinational companies need to look at diversifying their supply chains. Some are moving out of China to Vietnam. How about Malaysia. Anything actively pursued by the government on this(?)

  358. HBT456 Feb 20,2020 12:03 PM

    twinpeaks Feb 20,2020 10:54 AM

    On Singapore’s economy.

    It is obvious that the pandemic from China has not spared even Singapore (or rather especially Singapore, given the heavy trade bias on its economy). But interesting to note that its Finance Minister still maintained that the island economy will not breach its overall parliamentary term fiscal balance. This despite raising its latest annual deficit above 2 percent to counter a slowdown in annual growth. It receives a favorable rating from the international community because of this simple approach to long-term fiscal stability.

    Perhaps a good lesson for our Finance Minister too (?)

    Trade bias, twinpeaks?

    TRADE WAR between USA-CHINA is more towards structural policy rather than trades itself which see no short-term solution a head. Hence, stock markets will continue to rally globally which is inevitable, just like the virus because each one of us has such stocks and virus in it due to bilateral trades. The question is are you prepared for such inevitable events including climate warming due to voting process?

    Population in CHINA is no. 1, and no.2 goes to AMERICA including CANADA, and i am sure both these countries can complement each other in the long run whether to ally to COMMONWEALTH, AFRICA CONTINENT, EUROPEAN UNION and MIDLE EAST REGION with MOSLEM majority.

    POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY in MIDDLE-EAST due to national oil policy interests of each countries would lead to military wars and terrorism acts due to official religion conflicts that had brought down thousand years ago, and until today, still got no perfect solutions though, and the preparedness of such containment do see less severe attacks but that does not mean politicians think it is okay to cut downbsuch security expenses. Bak kata, malang tak berbau.

    You too can continue to bull and shit here with oil biased subsidies, twinpeaks, but you cannot deny the damage being done due to NEP, BUMIPUTRA STATUS POLICY with MALAY biased policy kerana PERDANA MENTERI must be MALAY, and MALAY is MUSLIM.

    1. MALAYsia BOLEH with LOOK EAST POLICY, BUMIPUTRA STATUS POLICY with BUY BRITISH LAST.
    2. GEMILANG, CEMERLANG DAN TERBILANG with MUSLIM BIASED POLICY sampai terhilang 2/3 majority votes.
    3. 1MALAYSIA with LOOK MIDDLE WEST POLICY until 1MDB SCANDAL being filed as WORST KLECTOCRASY in DoJ, USA.

    It is a HARD lesson, and DAP pg is more than delighted to do this donkey jobs, janji menang.

    There are 2 choices left.

    1. Continue with petrol subsidies policy

    2. Trim fiscal spending of federal and state governments and make the ratio to be at par with developed country status slowly and gradually.

    Dont start politik of cantas-mencantas again due to my way, your way, if you do not want others to do it on you.

    As saying goes, never baling batu in grass house kenapa beliau boleh, kenapa aku tak boleh since they cannot differentiate national subsidies and national debts. Their jobs is to approve KERANA AKU BOS menang undi majoriti.

    Even if MR TRUMP and HIS DEPUTY failed, i will still give them the credit of at least they tried.
    Even if MR XI and DEPUTY MR LI failed, i will still give them the credit of at least they tried.
    This credit applies to those heads of countries who had tried to generate growth for their countries.

    Good luck, and thank you.

  359. twinpeaks Feb 20,2020 10:54 AM

    On Singapore’s economy.

    It is obvious that the pandemic from China has not spared even Singapore (or rather especially Singapore, given the heavy trade bias on its economy). But interesting to note that its Finance Minister still maintained that the island economy will not breach its overall parliamentary term fiscal balance. This despite raising its latest annual deficit above 2 percent to counter a slowdown in annual growth. It receives a favorable rating from the international community because of this simple approach to long-term fiscal stability.

    Perhaps a good lesson for our Finance Minister too (?)

  360. HBT456 Feb 19,2020 1:02 PM

    Oh ya, perhaps some popular and prominent loyar who have very strong connection to the political party thinks when financial crisis hit this country due to environment factors beyond our control, they think GOOD business is on for them by bitting the finger that feed them by suing here and there because they are the BOSS?

    Each financial crisis is different.
    Are you prepared for that, mubarakchan?

    Tamil director sue S. Korean director for plagirism of the storyboard that won 4 Academy Award based on MERIT.

    Plagirism or sheer coincidence?

    Grab your pop con, and find out yourself.

  361. HBT456 Feb 19,2020 12:45 PM

    mubarakchan Feb 19,2020 10:13 AM

    Tun

    DO NOT PRETEND HAINANESE HBT630. YOU STILL HAVE NOT APOLOGISED TO TUN WHY YOU CALLED HIM ‘OLD SHIT’ OR EXPLAIN TO ALL WHY YOU SAID,’ A SECRET IS NO SECRET AT ALL.’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

    You still dont know, mubarakchan?
    I am afraid your court of comedy is making rounds of jokes via whatsapps to make fun of Chinese Nationals and PAP, covid-19.

    I am not a Virus in French, can mubarakchan translate that?

    In terms of numbers, dah kalah.
    But, by pushing such jokes into high gear, you no scare nanti tak jadi gostan lagi and blame it to everyone, but not yourself, mubarakchan?

    Time is running out, no if and no but when comes to vote counts.

  362. mubarakchan Feb 19,2020 10:43 AM

    Tun

    The most interesting headline of all this morning, thus

    ” SINGAPORE STIMULATES ECONOMY WITH HIGHEST BUDGET DEFICIT IN 10 YEARS. THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL PACKAGES TO OFFSET COVID-19 EFFECTS. ”

    The answer to the COVID-19 virus provided by the Singapore Government gives rise to more questions than answers.

    Is the CORONA-19 virus popped up at the right time for the Singapore Government to cover its failed 20th Century socio-economic Model as created by Lee Kuan Yew in the 20th Century ?

    How much of the Budget deficit is really due to the CORONA-19 virus or how much is not ? This remains the S$ 64,000 question !

    Based on the old socio-economic 20th Century Model, Singapore was in the doldrums since 2002. That’s 18 years ago or nearly one generation of 25 years. Yet the Leadership has not been aroused to be pro-active to review the old 20th Century socio-economic Model as created by Lee Kuan Yew which was Malaysia based in all aspects !

    Now with all the chips down, it is interesting to take note when the Singapore’s Leadership is going to grasp the socio-economic 20th Century bull by the horn by giving it a thorough Singapore World Class review !

    As it is, a crypto-Singaporean has commented that Singapore’s brave and singular example of having a huge Budget deficit will bolster the courage of other countries to do the same. Hmnn !

    Now with the Singapore Leadership apparent attempt to put its humongous socio-economic problems under its World Class made in Singapore carpet, I can only note that when the whole of Singapore’s World Class CORONA-19 virus gets blown away soon, an even bigger made in Singapore World Class Frankenstein of a socio-economy will suddenly emerge because by then all the World’s economic problems will be magnified many times over.

    Real news from Singapore today is that WHO praised Singapore for doing the best in the World in its fight against the CORONA-19 virus.

    In matters related to finance, it is absolute crucial to have the real statistics so that a clear and sombre view of the present is known and a transparent and firm view of the future could be made. This is absolutely essential in money matters, World Class or not.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  363. mubarakchan Feb 19,2020 10:13 AM

    Tun

    DO NOT PRETEND HAINANESE HBT630. YOU STILL HAVE NOT APOLOGISED TO TUN WHY YOU CALLED HIM ‘OLD SHIT’ OR EXPLAIN TO ALL WHY YOU SAID,’ A SECRET IS NO SECRET AT ALL.’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  364. HBT456 Feb 19,2020 9:57 AM

    I still remember a johorean muslim woman married a syrian saying it wont be surprised when drug traffickers can hold the position in the ministries.

    By the way, tapak penjara sg buloh dah di jual, you rasa sg buloh penjara kini bertapak di negeri mana?

    1st class facilities, 3rd class mentality is still the norm in winning votes of the majoriti bagai kera dapat cincin?

  365. HBT456 Feb 19,2020 9:45 AM

    mubarakchan Feb 14,2020 10:41 AM

    Tun

    If there is no excitement today, the media will make sure we have excitement always thus,

    1. ” ANWAR MEETS PM ON TRANSITION. ”

    2. ” PLAYING THE PM NUMBERS GAME. ”

    3. ” WHERE IS THE LOVE ? ”

    1 & 2. With nothing else to focus on to make a newsworthy item saleable, the media has seized upon a non-issue which is the transition of POWER from our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to DSAI.

    The whole World knows that there was a promise made before 9 May 2018.

    The whole World did not know on 9 May 2018, that our beloved Malaysia had incurred a debt of over 1 Trillion Ringgits together with a shattered Administration which reached out to a dysfunctional Value System as created over 14 years by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    Our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not assume command of a normal Administration full of money in its coffers which was empty.

    Just as all were brightening up, the coronavirus hit the World. And it was back to the drawing boards for most countries including Malaysia.

    However, one media is making all sorts of noises on its claim that a move towards a 2/3 majority vote of confidence in the PM is not only making the rounds but it is just about to happen in the Dewan Rakyat. This is taking a long shot in the dark !

    As with our colourful Malaysian politics, anything is possible. But the PM will be the last to know of it since he is already in the saddle and he has not forgotten the quip by a Perak big mouth that they would use the Tun. This is where immature and loose cannons fall to strategy and not to tactics.

    For example, how many Malaysians who talk so loudly and rapidly notice the broad strokes as now painted by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the wise, the brilliant and the courageous ? How many of us ?

    Therefore, it is best to ignore the media. If the journalists are any good, they qualify to be the next PM ! However, interesting days are coming in Malaysian Politics, an important Malaysian industry or not ? Your guess is as good as mine, Tun !

    3. Australia has always been xenophobic since the days when one Prime Minister said ‘ Two Wongs do not make a White. ‘ I visited the place many years ago in 1969. There was a Wong owned casino in Sydney. I found that Australia was ruled by the top 1% of the population being the Government, the Church, the big landowners, miners and industrialists, the universities, the Jews, the unions, and now the new Europeans mainly Italians and Greeks. The 99% enjoyed themselves with gambling around the clock. A flock of 1,000 sheep required 5,000 acres of parched grassland. Bankruptcy was a culture. There would be rock bottom